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Also, has anyone noticed all the sex & violence on the teevee?

By auguste
Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:46 EDT

Holy shit:

Meanwhile, conservative talk radio, which I have been following with interest for almost 20 years, has become a tornado alley of hallucinatory holograms of Obama…It’s gotten to the point that I can hardly listen to my favorite shows, which were once both informative and entertaining. The hackneyed repetition is numbing and tedious, and the overt character assassination is ethically indefensible. Talk radio will lose its broad audience if it continues on this nakedly partisan path.

Jeebus, Salon’s really getting its money’s worth.

(Via Ampersand, in an aside.)

Carl’s Jr. can kiss my ass

By auguste

It’s almost hard to decide what part of this commercial is the most offensive. Is it the haranguing-woman stereotype? The men-shouldn’t-cry bullshit? The idea that the man should be glad he got away with one, even though it involves the woman losing respect for him? The fact that the sandwich itself cannot possibly be hot enough to cause tears? (Actually, it’s the YouTube comments on the video, but don’t go read them. Seriously.)


G*d damn. Can we afford a computer illiterate doofus as POTUS?

By pams

Sorry to bring up this guy again, but this is the living end. After posting about McSame’s idiotic reference to his campaign using “a Google” to vet his VP candidates, I come across this video (from early on in GOP primary) that I hadn’t seen. If anything should disqualify a…


It’s Like Good, But Evil

By Jesse Taylor

Walmart launches a Craigslist competitor. It’s exactly the same, except harder to use, poorly organized, and for some reason, has two different communities for the greater Steubenville area. I predict great things. Image used through Creative Commons license via acloudman.…


I tripped and fell and whoops was a mother

By Amanda Marcotte
Tuesday, June 10, 2008 23:33 EDT

The beauty of blogging is when you get a chance to make those connections that you’d otherwise forget right after they occur to you. Just such a connection happened for me this week. On this week’s podcast (listen today! subscribe!), I interviewed Sharon Camp, the CEO of the Guttmacher Institute,…


The Washington Post Wants To Hear From You

By Jesse Taylor

Just visit their groups, and you can talk about politics and faith with the white moderate liberal, race with the one black dude…or conservatism with Ramesh Ponnuru. You should never have to ask yourself why these people hire Anne Applebaum. (By the way, thanks to the fine folks at the…



By Jesse Taylor

I’m not sure why conservatives keep bringing up the “but this woulda been a senior moment for McCain!” specter when it comes to what they perceive are Barack Obama gaffes (and what actually appear to be some guy behind him continually talking through his speech). The most famous version of…


Taser International loses first liability lawsuit

By pams

The winning streak for the arrogant stun-gun manufacturer is over. A San Jose, California, jury yesterday said Taser had failed to warn police in Salinas, California, that prolonged exposure to electric shock from the device could cause a risk of cardiac arrest. The jury awarded $1 million in compensatory damages…


Passing the denial stage

By Amanda Marcotte

While higher gas prices are no fun for any of us, the good news is that the crisis is starting to drift into no-longer-a-crisis-just-a-problem-to-be-solved mode. People are beginning to accept that high gas prices are here to stay. The nation is getting over the denial stage, which is the first…


The Cascade

By Jesse Taylor

Perhaps the reason that we’re in such a debt crunch these days isn’t because we’re all weak-minded simpletons who look at the national debt and say, “I want me some of that!”, but instead a system which is designed at virtually every corner to maximize the burden on debtor to…