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I Look Forward To You Ripping Me Off Several More Times

By Jesse Taylor
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 17:21 EDT

On the way home from the store this morning, I heard a radio ad for RadioGasDeal.com. The gist of it is that it “guarantees” $2.49 gas for any eligible household by giving you $15 gas cards for completing certain offers, the offers mainly being signing up for various subscription services and applying for credit cards.

You’ve gotta love the gall of playing off the gas crunch by worsening the credit crunch.


By Jesse Taylor

Noted black man Ralph Nader accuses Obama of “talking white”. Much of this is, of course, attributable to John Edwards, but I remember Obama – and Clinton – spending a lot more time talking about poverty and urban issues than any other campaign in recent memory. He even has specifically targeted poverty policies, while John McCain has, er…nothing. “He wants to show that he is not a threatening . . . another politically threatening African-American…


No…You Don’t Say?

By Jesse Taylor

You mean that the tons of partisan strategists with no campaign job in a bellwether election year are just hacks with little, if any, real strategist experience? I am shocked and appalled. I did appreciate this line, though: Of course, the very benefit of bringing a strategist on the air…


The Childcare Boogeyman

By Jesse Taylor

Gather ’round real close-like, everyone. I’ve got a spooky story to tell you about the Government and the Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Mommies. One of the most dramatic changes in American life in the years since World War II involves the way we raise our children. We used to…


Obama’s team asked to retire $10M of Clinton’s $22M debt

By pams

That’s a lot of scratch to raise. Hillary’s video request to supporters is here. Barack Obama asked his finance committee this afternoon to help Senator Hillary Clinton retire her debt. On a conference call that lasted about 45 minutes Obama made a personal plea to his top donors, telling them…


George Carlin he’s not

By auguste

If there’s a lesson here for Don Imus, and I for one am doubtful he’s capable of learning anything – ever – it’s that you should do your best to maintain the benefit of the doubt for yourself, so that you have it when you need it: During an on-air…


Dear God No

By Jesse Taylor

I just told some kids to stop playing outside of my window. I’m going to go watch Ninja Warrior now and pretend that I’m not an adult.…


Choo Choo Rocket

By Jesse Taylor

Passenger rail won’t ever replace the airline industry. That’s because the point is to supplant long distance car travel. Where passenger rail really looks great is in the Rust Belt, where you have several large urban areas between two and five hours apart from each other from Illinois to Pennsylvania.…


Bad Planning

By Jesse Taylor
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 23:23 EDT

It seems that if you were going to decide the worst imaginable platform for a candidate to run on, it would have to involve healthcare he couldn’t use and jobs he couldn’t do.…


Nice Guys® still not vindicated

By Amanda Marcotte

As you read this, I’m in transit to Hollywood to film an interview for a documentary about the chastity movement. To no one’s big surprise, I’m against it, but that’s neither here nor there. The point is blogging may be spotty until Thursday morning, when I’ve safely returned from Gomorrah-on-the-Pacific.…