Monthly Archives: January 2009

If Tennessee is the Buckle of the Bible Belt Then Utah is the Backside

by matttbastard Well, isn’t this lovely: The Utah House of Representatives will hear a controversial proposal that could hold physicians responsible for homicide if they perform abortions deemed illegal by the state. Under current state law, abortion is allowed only … Continue reading

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Steele Wins RNC: Political Identity Theft Finally Pays Off

by matttbastard Congratulations to new Republican National Committee chairperson Michael Steele, the first person of colour–and *cough* “Democrat”–to helm the Committee of Lincoln. Wow — change really has come to America. Update: Awesome: Steele once described that “R” next to … Continue reading

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Fed Lends Two Trillion Without Oversight

by matttbastard American News Project: So, you know about the Treasury’s $700 billion bailout plan. But you probably don’t know that the Federal Reserve has lent out $2 trillion since September. Few do. And that is what’s irritating bulldog Congressman … Continue reading

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Solidarity.

by matttbastard Resistance: it’s not futile, it’s fuzzy. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Dear Mark Halperin

Bite my hyperpartisan ass.  Oh noes! Obama is getting shit done and the GOP doesn’t want to be part of the solution — obviously Obama should do whatever is necessary to appease the party most responsible for putting us in … Continue reading

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GOP Dominates Stimulus Debate 2:1 on Cable News: Think Progress

by matttbastard Yes, kids, this really is what they call “balance” in corporate media newspeak. We should all be thankful that cable news programming directors are encouraging such a stimulating (snerk) debate as the president attempts to unshit the bed … Continue reading

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New Project: #rebelleft on Twitter, Tumblr

guest post by Sylvia/M Use hashtag #rebelleft on Twitter to spread news, updates, and commentary. About #rebelleft on Twitter: The service only works if you have a public Twitter account (free to start and use).  If you don’t, and there’s … Continue reading

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Dear Michael Ignatieff

FUCK yo’ couch. love, matttbastard Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Action, please, nao.

guest post by Sarah J So on the “What Now” subject: The economic stimulus bill is up before Congress this week and it’s going to have a rough time in the Senate. The House has the votes along party lines, … Continue reading

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Razing the Project to Save It

by matttbastard (Photo by Infrogmation, used under a GNU Free Documentation License) With the advent of a new administration in Washington providing the long-beleaguered citizens of New Orleans, LA a new sense of hope (no doubt increased upon hearing that … Continue reading

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