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Archive for February, 2010

Now Here’s A “Miss Me” Billboard I Can Get Behind

by @ Wednesday, February 10th, 2010. Filed under Politics, U.S. Constitution

Via @mikehassinger on Twitter

For All Your Snowmageddon Needs

by @ Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Filed under Television, The Simpsons, Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Stephen Colbert On Sarah Palin’s Big Weekend

by @ Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Sarah Palin, Stephen Colbert

Colbert covers Sarah Palin’s Tea Party speech and much, much more:

The Colbert Report
Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

No, We Don’t Miss You President Bush

by @ Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Filed under George W Bush, Politicos & Pundits, Politics

Someone in Minnesota is running the billboard pictured above.
Umm, I think it’s pretty clear the answer is no.
This is the same guy who increased non-defense discretionary spending at a faster pace than Lyndon Johnson, gave us the biggest increase in the welfare state in 40 years, increased federal intrusion into local [...]

Tea Party Targets Ron Paul

by @ Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Filed under Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Ron Paul

Apparently, even the most libertarian Member of Congress isn’t immune from attack by the populist Tea Party movement:
WASHINGTON – Even anti-government icon Ron Paul can’t escape the conservative “Tea Party” fervor stretching across the county.
Paul, the Gulf Coast congressman whose 2008 presidential run excited libertarians nationwide, even though he didn’t get much traction overall, is [...]

Obama Administration: If You’re Not With Us, You’re Against Us And For The Terrorists

by @ Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Homeland Security, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, War On Terror

ABC’s Jake Tapper reports that the Obama Administration is striking a very familiar theme:
In an oped in USA Today, John Brennan — Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism — responds to critics of the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies by saying “Politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear-mongering only [...]

Super Bowl XLIV: The Biggest Television Audience Ever

by @ Monday, February 8th, 2010. Filed under Sports, Television

Not only did the New Orleans Saints win their first Super Bowl last night, they apparently also helped break a record that many thought would stand forever:
NEW YORK – The New Orleans Saints’ victory over Indianapolis in the Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of “M-A-S-H” to [...]

Barack Obama Begins To Learn; It’s The Economy, Stupid

The latest Gallup poll has more bad news for the President:
PRINCETON, NJ — At 36%, Americans give President Barack Obama his lowest job approval rating yet on his handling of the economy. By contrast, the president’s 51% approval rating on handling foreign affairs is up slightly from last month.
Gallup measured Americans’ ratings of the president [...]

Snowmaggeddon, Snowpocalypse, Whatever You Call It I’m Snowed Out

by @ Monday, February 8th, 2010. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Someone up there doesn’t like the Washington, D.C. area very much:
WASHINGTON – If this weekend’s record-breaking blizzard hasn’t left you wishing for summer, you probably will be by the end of the week.
Another storm is on the way. This time around, it could bring 10 to 20 inches of snow.
Although it’s sunny and temperatures are [...]

Up To Our iPod’s In Debt

by @ Monday, February 8th, 2010. Filed under 2010 Elections, Congress, Elections, Politics, Technology, iPod

Chuck DeVore, who’s running for the GOP nomination out in California to challenge Barbara Boxer, started running this ad recently:

It’s a perfect ad for California and, it appeals to my inner geek.
H/T: Vodkapundit

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