Monthly Archives: August 2011

Actual data for your right wing and tea party friends

These three graphs have been making the rounds lately, and rightly so. They easily and readily expose the ridiculous lies that Boehner, Cantor, and others continue to make. Do we need more evidence they are only trying to protect the … Continue reading

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The Rubio

Jim, a few day ago you asked me to respond to the Marco Rubio speech that has gone viral on youtube. You called it a “sort of diplomatic tea party speech…” Well, I guess, in that he isn’t spouting hate … Continue reading

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Ah, Science

Michelle Bachmann has taken some flak and has had to back off a bit on her claim that Irene was God telling us we had to cut spending. But you know, I think Michelle might be right. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Left Solidarity

Jim, I’m working on a longer essay which I think will address fully what you are asking. At least I’ll try. I’m hoping to have that up this week. For now, a few thoughts on your solidarity post. First, on … Continue reading

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Dumbing Down

Jim, I have been out a couple days and am catching up. I will get to a proper response to your last big post in the next day or two. For now, a couple shorter posts. I just wrote about … Continue reading

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Whose Side are they On?

Krugman has a great column today pointing out the obvious, that the Republicans are denying science, denying the use of our God-given intelligence, and celebrating willful ignorance. And for what? I guess because they’ve worked for a generation to dumb … Continue reading

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How about some left solidarity?

JP, you asked me to read David Brooks’ latest column, in which he claimed Rick Perry may have some staying power. I have warned about Rick Perry before. He is all of a loose cannon and a good campaigner, and … Continue reading

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