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And From The Ashes Of Destruction…

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 0:51 EDT

imagePlease please please please please goddammit please.

If there’s a way that Carly Fiorina and Mitt Romney can get melded together in some tragic-yet-incredible explosion to form the World’s Worst Running Mate, I heartily support it. Perhaps in some event that also consumes the Crocs factory whole, leaving its owner the embittered archnemisis of the Miraculous Romorina.

For more on Fiorina, who seems to have taken the best of Bush’s attitude towards surveillance and put the spin on it that only the private sector can, read this.

Obvious Limitations

By Jesse Taylor

Matt talks about term limits: It really does seem a bit odd that a mayor with a 67 percent approval rating should be forced from office because of a term limits law. I suppose I understand the theory that presidential-level term limits serve as a check on tyranny, but there doesn’t seem to me to be a good reason to worry about that at the local level of government. Term limits in Ohio actually helped…


This Is The Movement That Won The Presidency…Twice

By Jesse Taylor
Monday, July 7, 2008 21:56 EDT

Redstate really is easy pickings, Jesus. From the “Obama will pawn the silverware” files: This guy will sell anything. So much for the new politics. Obama’s campaign is more motivated by money and fundraising than any campaign in recent memory. One wonders if this will continue into an Obama presidency.…


Such An Uncle Sam

By Jesse Taylor

I’m supposed to be shocked by the image in this post, according to David Brody. I’m more impressed that they even changed the skin color on the hand, myself. Let’s be clear here – anti-choicers are always going to paint every Democrat with even the slightest pro-choice inclinations as someone…


Ken Hutcherson: Seattle government official is racist

By pams

Oh please. From the “news” organ of Don Wildmon’s American Family Association, a propaganda piece to shore up the tattered rep of Seattle-area homobigot Ken Hutcherson, who is a card-carrying member of the professional “Christian victim” set. You’ll recall that Hutcherson spoke at Mount Si High School’s MLK, Jr. Day…


Profiled by the MSM: article on my blogging in the N&O

By pams

My email and voicemail were full of reactions to today’s Raleigh News & Observer’s profile of me by Sadia Latifi, “Blogger gets respect: Durham resident writes on progressive issues.” It’s a good look at my blog, with quite a bit of personal background that people may not know about me…


They Can Sell A Mil Sayin’ Nothing On A Track

By Jesse Taylor

What a constant contingent of reporters trailing a presidential candidate gets you: It’s been one week since the Obama campaign agreed to a “protective pool” or “bodywatch” — allowing reporters to follow the Illinois Democrat, not only in his public moments, but his private moments of down time off the…


Being a patriot and not a nationalist

By Amanda Marcotte

Fun on the internets: Matt suggests that there’s something juvenile and narcissistic about conservative American patriotism, which extends beyond normal, human levels of sentimentality about home, and fierce defensiveness about it. Conservatives really have convinced themselves, he says, that America really is objectively special, and not just special to Americans.…


Mike Adams: Pretty Sure A Black Guy Did It

By Jesse Taylor

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to be educated by a giant douchebag. Would the seeping vinegary smell permeating everything have had a Pavlovian effect on my education, allowing me to keep a small cache of Massengill in my desk drawer, each whiff bringing back a new…


The Patriotism Of The Encyclopedia

By Jesse Taylor

A guy who wrote a whole book about Colonel Bud Day, McCain’s anti-Clark attack dog, says that he wasn’t a member of the Swift Boaters. Said biographer is, of course, lying. The anti-Kerry group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which has spent more than $10 million trying to discredit Kerry’s…