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Archive for January, 2010

Obama Administration: KSM Will Be Killed After We Give Him A “Fair Trial”

Further evidence in support of the proposition that the Obama Administration’s proposed criminal trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a sham:
WASHINGTON – Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday.
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As Cynthia Kouri notes at Firedoglake, there’s something about Gibbs’s [...]

Quote Of The Day

by @ Saturday, January 30th, 2010. Filed under Economics, Political Parties, Politics, Republicans

The GOP is as interested in restraining spending as I am in wanting to have sex with women. But at least I’m not in the closet.
– Andrew Sullivan

U.S. Cancels 9/11 Show Trial In New York

The Obama Administration has decided not to try Khalid Shiekh Mohammed and other 9/11 suspects in New York City:
The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New York officials and business leaders to move the terrorism trial elsewhere.
“I [...]

NFL Claims Exclusive Rights To “Who Dat ?”

by @ Friday, January 29th, 2010. Filed under In The News

As I’ve noted in the past, the National Football League guards it’s intellectual property right interests over the Super Bowl very jealously. That’ s why you never see any retailer who isn’t an official sponsor or advertiser mention the Super Bowl in their ads for, say, big screen televisions, soda, or beer. Instead, they call [...]

Chris Matthews: One Scotch Away From Being Ron Burgundy

by @ Friday, January 29th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Celebrities, Dumbasses, Obamagasms, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Last night Jon Stewart said all that really needs to be said about Chris Matthews’ bizarre State of the Union oratory:

Chris Matthews: “I Forgot He Was Black Tonight”

by @ Thursday, January 28th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Obama Derangement Syndrome, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Once again, Chris Matthews proves that he is in fact the dumbest pundit on American television:

Chart To Watch Of The Day

by @ Thursday, January 28th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Will President Obama get an uptick in the polls from last nights State of the Union, and how long will it last ?
Watch these numbers over the next two weeks to find out:

Fact Checking The State Of The Union

by @ Thursday, January 28th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Government, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

The Cato Institute fact-checks last night’s Presidential address:

Majority Favors Starting From Scratch On Health Care Reform

by @ Friday, January 22nd, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Health Care Reform, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

A new Gallup Poll reports that a majority of Americans believe Congress should abandon all of the current health care reform plans under consideration and start from scratch:
PRINCETON, NJ — In the wake of Republican Scott Brown’s victory in Tuesday’s U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts, the majority of Americans (55%) favor Congress’ putting [...]

Could Ben Bernanke Be Out Of A Job In Two Weeks ?

by @ Friday, January 22nd, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Ordinarily, the reconfirmation of a sitting Federal Reserve Board Chairman would be fairly non-controversial.
These, however, are not ordinary times:
Amidst the voter anger at Wall Street and Washington, D.C., ABC News has learned that the Senate Democratic leadership isn’t sure there are enough votes to re-confirm Ben Bernanke for another term as chairman of the Federal [...]

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