Yearly Archives: 2009

Beating the Tar Out of Big Tobacco

From The Seattle Times:

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would give government broad new authority to regulate tobacco products, slash nicotine content and restrict advertising.

Health advocates cheered the 79-17 passage of the bill, saying it could prevent thousands of deaths and reduce the $100 billion in annual health-care costs linked to tobacco usage.

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Everybody’s lips are moving, but we don’t hear anything!

From FIRST READ at MSNBC:

More than half of the nation’s adults (53%) cannot specify the main person who speaks for the Republican Party today, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll.

What a mystery! Kids, this sounds like a case for the greatest detective evah!


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Too much coffee makes your eyes squint

From cnjonline:

It’s blissful that the worst thing that’s happened to me on recent shifts is getting home just in time to miss “The Daily Show,” and having to wait for reruns on the latest tit-for-tat.

In one corner is “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who mocked MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” news program for its uncomfortable tie-ins to the Starbucks coffee franchise. They landed the first show, with video edited together of in-show praising of Starbucks beverages.

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The Midnight Cowboy(1969) Coming Home (1978) to declare Obama Enemy of the State (1998)

From Talking Points Memo:

[…] Jon Voight’s speech last night at the big Republican dinner last night, at which he was the celebrity M.C., [denounced] President Obama as a dangerous radical who is a threat to Israel and the United States. And he paid tribute to the whole who’s who of right-wing punditry and their efforts to stop the “false prophet” Obama:


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RNC-sick

From Dana Milbank at The Washington Post:

As the Republican faithful filed in for cocktails at last night’s fundraiser at the Washington Convention Center, a musical group called the Right On Band was entertaining them with a soul tune:

Rock the boat, don’t rock the boat baby

Rock the boat, don’t tip the boat over

Guess what, kids. They didn’t listen. They rocked the boat…


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All the Preznit’s Men

From USA TODAY:

WASHINGTON — Many Democratic candidates are planning to run against two Republicans in the next election — their GOP opponent and former president George W. Bush.

When former U.S. attorney Chris Christie, a Bush appointee, won the Republican nomination for governor of New Jersey last week, Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine welcomed him to the race by attacking his former boss.

“I’m not about to put my trust in the same people who gave us George W. Bush, Dick Cheney or John Ashcroft,” Corzine said, throwing in Bush’s vice president and first attorney general for good measure.

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The Great White Hype

From Leonard Pitts, Jr. at The Miami Herald:

So Newt Gingrich now says Sonia Sotomayor is not a ”racist” after all. She must be trembling with relief.

Gingrich’s backpedaling came last week in an article on HumanEvents.com. It leaves just two high-profile Republicans, former Rep. Tom Tancredo and radio blowhard Rush Limbaugh, still clinging to that absurd allegation.


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