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Here’s to acknowledging reality

Via Rachel Maddow:

Ohio really did go to the president last night.

And he really did win.
And he really was born in Hawaii.
And he really is, legitimately, President of the United States.
Again.

And the Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make-up a fake unemployment rate last month.
And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence
That cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy.

And the polls were not skewed to over-sample Democrats.
And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election
To make conservatives feel bad.
He was doing math.

And climate change is real.
And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes.
And evolution is a thing.
And Benghazi was an attack on us.
It was not a scandal by us.

And no one is taking away anyone’s guns.
And taxes haven’t gone up.
And the deficit is dropping, actually.
And Saddam Hussein didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

And the moon landing was real.
And FEMA isn’t building concentration camps.
And UN election

Posted at 12pm on Nov 8, 2012 | no comments
Filed Under: Politics, Religion & Society

Paul Krugman was right (again)

Portugal has done everything it was told to do in order to reduce its debt, but its debt is rising because the austerity measures the country adopted are killing the economy.

NYT: Portugal’s Debt Efforts May Be a Warning for Greece

By the broadest measure of a country’s ability to repay its debts, Portugal is going deeper into the hole, because its economy is shrinking.

Posted at 9pm on Feb 14, 2012 | 1 comment
Filed Under: Politics

Godwin’s Law

From Wikipedia:
“There is a tradition in many newsgroups and other Internet discussion forums that once … a comparison [with Hitler or the Nazis] is made, the thread is finished and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever debate was in progress.”

The Republicans Larouche supporters who were manning a stall today on the Main Street in Newmarket, New Hampshire, don’t appear to know that they’ve lost the debate before it’s even started.

When I challenged one of the people manning the stall, pointing out that Obama has not in fact rounded up and killed millions of people, his reply was, “How do you know he won’t.” By that token, I pointed, out, he himself was Hitler, since how do we know that he won’t start killing Jews?

Posted at 7pm on Feb 13, 2012 | no comments
Filed Under: Politics

Verizon, taxes, and lobbying

From the Google+ stream of Senator Bernie Sanders.

Posted at 8am on Feb 11, 2012 | no comments
Filed Under: Politics

Beautiful

I want you to stop being afraid
Of other Americans
Of other religions
Of other classes
Of other nations
Of speaking out.

You’re Americans.
Act like it.

If you don’t get it, ask an American who does.

Posted at 7pm on Feb 10, 2012 | no comments
Filed Under: Politics

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