Indefinite Detention? But I Have Soccer Practice at 4: U.S. Politics 2012

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i have no idea what obama has done to make either of those things happen, though, particularly the latter. a strange point

tebow gotti (k3vin k.), Monday, 16 January 2012 23:59 (six years ago) Permalink

well yeah i just mean that since Obama has been President, support for those two things have been bigger than they've ever been. I'd believe that.

incredible shrinking man on euphonium (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:18 (six years ago) Permalink

when Calvin Coolidge was president, Scott Fitzgerald published his best novel.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:19 (six years ago) Permalink

well I mean yeah, though to imply that Mr. "The business of America is business" had nothing at all to do with The Great gatsby or its themes seems a little silly

incredible shrinking man on euphonium (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:54 (six years ago) Permalink

Sully's statement is well-meaning gas though. How can Obama get credit for increased support for marijuana legalization?

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

those raids he authorizes hurt him more than they hurt us, you'll just never know

tebow gotti (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah ok Sully's full of hot air. I wouldn't necessarily disagree with that claim.

incredible shrinking man on euphonium (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure pot busts have increased since Obama took office, and people still hate gays everywhere

river, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Anyway, sullivan has untrustworthy facial hair

river, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:07 (six years ago) Permalink

well, if he's going to have a Time Magazine cover let it be for his slavish devotion to obama's long game and not an impassioned defense of the bell curve

Mordy, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:16 (six years ago) Permalink

worse - newsweek :(

tebow gotti (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:31 (six years ago) Permalink

you know, i actually read the whole article earlier today. i just have trouble distinguishing between the two

Mordy, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:31 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm sure many dads will find enlightening the half of this they read while they wait in the dentist's office

tebow gotti (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Boy, I consider Ike the least dangerous of modern presidents but Sully's carrying his idolatry too far (i.e. Ike's not the prez to go to for enlightenment and patience re democratically elected foreign leaders, especially Iranian ones).

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:36 (six years ago) Permalink

John Foster Dulles and Richard Nixon both graced Ike's administration.

Aimless, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Both kept on leashes, Nixon's a bit tighter.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:40 (six years ago) Permalink

i want to say that sully is the dumbest "public intellectual" but there is so much competition for that role that i'll just say he's a very very dim "public intellectual"

Mordy, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:41 (six years ago) Permalink

'I'm a conservative but I'm not 100% batshit insane' is the best way for some average shmoe to get a lot of attention

iatee, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:45 (six years ago) Permalink

sully is kind of batshit insane tho

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:47 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah but only like 94%

iatee, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:49 (six years ago) Permalink

well, if he's going to have a Time Magazine cover let it be for his slavish devotion to obama's long game and not an impassioned defense of the bell curve

― Mordy, Monday, January 16, 2012 8:16 PM (34 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

"why are obama's critics so dumb?" vastly preferable to "why are black people so dumb?"

max, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 01:52 (six years ago) Permalink

life's too short to read that guy, including his personal ads

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 02:41 (six years ago) Permalink

'm just glad niall ferguson ended class warfare, that was going on for too long

― human trash (buzza), Monday, January 16, 2012 7:32 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Did I miss something he wrote recently? Dude is good for lolz. Though his ethnic warfare stuff is interesting.

encarta it (Gukbe), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 06:57 (six years ago) Permalink

It's time soon for this again(from tpm). Fun, fun, fun:

With Congress set to return to town this week, staff-level bipartisan discussions are underway over how to pay for extensions of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and the so-called Medicare "doc fix" beyond the end of February, when they're set to expire. The private meetings are a continuation of the December showdown, which ended with two-month extensions of the three provisions and a guarantee that the House and Senate would negotiate a year-long measure.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 14:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Ike's not the prez to go to for enlightenment and patience re democratically elected foreign leaders, especially Iranian ones).

To his credit, he's posted readers pushing back on this.

Do you know what the secret of comity is? (Michael White), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Dem convention cut to 3 days! Bank of America Stadium lol

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/01/17/democrats-trim-convention-to-3-days/

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 18:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Over 1m signatures to recall Walker in WI:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/01/wis-dems-make-it-official-one-million-signatures-collected-to-recall-walker.php

carson dial, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 20:53 (six years ago) Permalink

has this been posted:

Mrs. Santorum, 51, apparently wasn’t always committed to the cause. In fact, her live-in partner through most of her 20s was Tom Allen, a Pittsburgh obstetrician and abortion provider 40 years older than she, who remains an outspoken crusader for reproductive rights and liberal ideals. Dr. Allen has known Mrs. Santorum, born Karen Garver, her entire life: he delivered her in 1960.

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 21:54 (six years ago) Permalink

there's a GOP thread

tebow gotti (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:54 (six years ago) Permalink

not totally dead, since Trans Canada will probably resubmit an application for a permit with a revised route through Nebraska, but dead for this year at least.

however, the political debate over it is alive and well, and that means we'll have to put up with garbage like this for the next year:

“President Obama is about to destroy tens of thousands of American jobs and sell American energy security to the Chinese. The President won’t stand up to his political base even to create American jobs,” Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck said in a statement.

even though even Trans Canada itself dramatically walked back their absurd job creation claims, and federal and independent analyses have pegged job creation in the U.S. at around a few hundred temporary jobs. but i guess holding politicians accountable for bogus "facts" isn't a job of the DC press corp these days.

Z S, Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Obama fan Benen at Washington Monthly seems very pleased-- good economic news and Obama at least delaying Keystone, while Mitt is busy with his own taxes and Newt

curmudgeon, Thursday, 19 January 2012 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

i love zerohedge

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 20 January 2012 16:40 (six years ago) Permalink

this has been brewing for a while, but good on obama to stand his ground on this one, this is great:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/health/policy/administration-rules-insurers-must-cover-contraceptives.html

OCs, plan b, sterilization procedures, etc covered free of copay or deductible as of august 1

tebow gotti (k3vin k.), Saturday, 21 January 2012 01:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Giffords to resign her House seat. Good decision.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I endured an argument with a self-described lib friend last night who says he still trusts his government to determine who's a terrorist (and he works for a newspaper). I had to explain the Obama administration's delight in drone attacks on American citizens, the president's signing of the NDAA, and the Justice Department's curious attitude towards whistleblowers.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Re the contraception decision: I want to punch every single religious speaker in that article in the mouth and nose at least 4 times.

It means why you gotta be a montague? (Laurel), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:20 (six years ago) Permalink

953 ballots cast by voters listed as dead.

Chicago machine-style!

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 January 2012 12:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Re the contraception decision: I want to punch every single religious speaker in that article in the mouth and nose at least 4 times.

― It means why you gotta be a montague? (Laurel), Sunday, 22 January 2012 21:20 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

'we are unable to live with this' is v frustrating to hear

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Monday, 23 January 2012 12:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I mean

But church groups said the exemption was so narrow that it was almost meaningless. A religious employer cannot qualify for the exemption if it employs or serves large numbers of people of a different faith, as many Catholic hospitals, universities and social service agencies do.

Yes, that's right. You DO stay in "business" by serving people other than practicing Catholics, because that is your chosen JOB.

I have a paranoid daughter and a son who is addicted to internet (Laurel), Monday, 23 January 2012 14:36 (six years ago) Permalink

have we talked about the lol irony of Rand Paul's TSA detention yet

“How you like that, Mr. Hitler!” (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:24 (six years ago) Permalink

cuz lol on way to pro-life rally, objects to gov't making invasive search of his body

“How you like that, Mr. Hitler!” (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Delicious ironing.

I have a paranoid daughter and a son who is addicted to internet (Laurel), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:32 (six years ago) Permalink

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I endured an argument with a self-described lib friend last night who says he still trusts his government to determine who's a terrorist (and he works for a newspaper). I had to explain the Obama administration's delight in drone attacks on American citizens, the president's signing of the NDAA, and the Justice Department's curious attitude towards whistleblowers.

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, January 22,

I know a number of Dems who trust the government to determine who is a terrorist and believe that using drones is preferable to sending in Americans on dangerous missions to kill alleged terrorists. While they regret the loss of innocent lives, they maintain that the goverment does their best with their use of drones, and that the deaths that result are at least, not intentional killings of innocents like those done by the Taliban and various other groups.

curmudgeon, Monday, 23 January 2012 17:43 (six years ago) Permalink

come come, Mr Bond, you enjoy killing just as much as I do.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Dems trust the government because one of them is in the White House.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:47 (six years ago) Permalink


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