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Archive for February, 2010

Tea Party Candidate For Texas Governor Is A Birther And A 9/11 Truther

Yesterday on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Debra Medina, who is the Tea Party endorsed candidate for Texas Governor put her foot firmly into her mouth when she appeared to lend credence to 9/11 conspiracy theories: Listen to the audio and you’ll clearly hear Beck ask Medina do you believe that the government was involved in […]

WaPo Poll: 75% Of Americans Support Allowing Gays To Serve Openly In Military

by @ Friday, February 12th, 2010. Filed under In The News, Individual Liberty

Further evidence that it’s time for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to go: Three-quarters of Americans say that they support openly gay people serving in the U.S. military, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, a finding that could lend momentum to the Obama administration’s effort to dismantle the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t […]

Barack Obama Wants To Track Your Cell Phone

In case currently before the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the Obama Administration is arguing that you have no expectation of privacy in any of your cell phone data: Even though police are tapping into the locations of mobile phones thousands of times a year, the legal ground rules remain unclear, and federal […]

Glenn Beck: Obama Calls Himself Barack Because He’s Un-American

This story has been sitting in the to-read list since last week. BECK: He chose to use his name, Barack, for a reason. To identify, not with America — you don’t take the name Barack to identify with America. You take the name Barack to identify with what? Your heritage? The heritage, maybe, of your […]

Majority Supports Allowing Gays To Serve Openly In The Military

by @ Thursday, February 11th, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty

According to a new Quinnipac Poll: Homosexuals should be able to openly serve in the U.S. military, American voters say 57 – 36 percent. Voters also say 66 – 31 percent the current policy of not allowing openly gay men and women to serve is discrimination, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. (…) […]

Ron Paul Talks To Rachel Maddow About The Tea Party Movement

by @ Thursday, February 11th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Now To Make The Internet Uncool — Let Your Mom Explain It

by @ Thursday, February 11th, 2010. Filed under Humor, Internet, Technology

Reports Of His Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

by @ Thursday, February 11th, 2010. Filed under Humor, Politics

This line from Larry Sabato’s latest Crystal Ball struck me as amusing: Sarah Palin wasn’t the only presidential presence at the Tea Party convention. The ghost of Ross Perot was hovering above the Nashville hotel. Of course the jug handle eared Texan is still very much alive. Perhaps we need a Dead/Not Dead web page […]

Palin’s Poll Numbers Continue To Worsen

If Sarah Palin truly is thinking about running for President in 2012, she’ll have some huge obstacles to overcome: Palin’s own ratings are weaker, apparently hurt rather than helped by her return to the spotlight. Fifty-five percent of Americans see her unfavorably, the most basic measure of a public figure’s popularity, and 71 percent believe […]

Obama’s Phony Call For “Bipartisanship”

CBS White House reporter Mark Knoller really hits the nail on the head in this evaluation of President Obama’s recent call for bipartisanship on health care reform: Unannounced, President Obama took to the lectern in the White House briefing room today to give a personal readout of his meeting earlier with congressional leaders of both […]

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