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Drop What You’re Doing And Throw Yourself Off The Nearest Bridge: The 2014 Political Outlook

Here are several key facts of life to keep in mind as another year of American democracy sputters, coughs, belches, moans, skids, spins and jerks down the (crumbling) freeway to the bottomless pit: 1,922 more words

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Republicans’ Supplication To Mammon One Of Life's Best Amusements, Their Sense Of Superiority One Of Its True Mysteries

Who is worthy, who is a real American, who is a maker and who is a taker? Republicans have decided it is they who will answer for the rest of us these questions no one but them is asking, an exhibition of self-designated superiority that provides boundless amusement for all the rest of us who can cackle at the dearth of self-awareness that could cause these moral and intellectual underachievers to produce such a self-assessment. 836 more words

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Harry Beast

While a riled up Harry Reid may resemble a cross between an awakening Rumpelstiltskin and an aroused gas mask, to conjure Frank Zappa, today he was finally ‘mad as hell, and not going to take it anymore,” in the face of Republicans’ filibustermania to be specific, and more generally, Republicans’ ever curdling and fully permeating bad faith. 781 more words

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Who Do You Have To Sleep With Around Here To Get A Decent Country?

Call me a pussy, but honestly, I almost can’t look anymore. I keep participating, keep trying, keep watching, keep thinking about the important subjects, learn everything I possibly can. 859 more words

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The Strange, Invidious Ideological Psychiatry Of Climate Denial: From Greed to Sovietism And Stupidity in Several Amazingly Easy Steps

It is understandable that the subtlety of a typhoon nearly blowing the Philippines literally out of the water might make it easy to miss.

Of course, the easy-to-spot mistaken assumption here is that there are empirical or concrete revelations remotely capable of piercing the force field defending the reactionary congregation against all incoming hostile realities. 623 more words

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The Republican Negativity-Industrial Complex: Americans Ask, “Why Does The Republican Party Exist”?

Perhaps the problem isn’t that the Republican Party is out of sync with the vast majority of America’s citizens on issue after issue. Perhaps the problem is that the party is merely situated in the wrong country. 953 more words

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People Who Expected A Romney Landslide Govern The Way You’d Expect People Who Expected A Romney Landslide To Govern

Has it ever crossed your mind that perhaps the Republican majority in the House of Representatives and the Republican minority in the Senate, conduct themselves as they do for the simple reason they are being remotely operated by otherworldly creatures hovering in a craft at the distant outer limits, programming them to behave according to the prerogative’s of their alien planet rather than our own? 659 more words

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