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SHOCKING: Republican Voter Suppression Efforts Suppress Democratic Votes

The NY Times: Several recent polls and studies suggest that long waiting times in some places depressed turnout in 2012 and that lines were longest in cities, where Democrats outnumber Republicans. In a New York Times/CBS News poll taken shortly … Continue reading

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Creeping Fascism Like Woah

Business Insider: The AP reports that 5,000 Golden Dawn supporters marched past the US Embassy in Athens, chanting anti-Turkish, anti-US and anti-immigrant slogans. The anti-US feeling was prompted by memories of a 1996 territorial dispute between Greece and Turkey that only ended peacefully after … Continue reading

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IOKIYAR to Infinity.

Ok, so I know IOKIYAR is (and has been for ages) SOP in DC. Still, the manner in which the Village took Rosengate oh-so seriously (and turned it up TO ELEVEN) but is now suddenly backpeddling re: The Nuge’s semi-coherent … Continue reading

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Dueling Ledes (Compare & Contrast), Redux

AP video, Feb 15, 2011: A recent [US] government report states the terrorist threat from Canada is greater than from Mexico, and that only 50 kilometres of the border is adequately patrolled. CBC News, today: Major job cuts at the … Continue reading

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Today In The Annals of Stupid Backlash Tricks

Flash: Aggrieved Daily Caller Ex-College Republican thumbsucker (is there any other kind?) has a megasad cuz his bike was stolen (if stats hold true, by a blackity-blackblack black kid!), causing him to boldly and ham-fistedly declare: “I am Derbyshire! (Burp.)” … Continue reading

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A Giraffe Hunter in a Ditch is Worth Two in the Bush. Or Something.

by matttbastard Newt teh Perfessor outdoes himself on the future of gender in an excerpt from a mid-90s lecture: Traditionally, he said, “if combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for thirty days, … Continue reading

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Priorities. They Can Has.

by matttbastard Noted w/o comment: Time Magazine covers – December 5, 2011 h/t

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Looking Backward in the Year 2011

by matttbastard Der Spiegel runs down W’s “tragic legacy” in the long, long, looooong decade of U.S. decline that followed 9/11: America was trapped in Iraq for years, where a victory was a long time coming and was never a … Continue reading

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Gary Don’t. Please, Just Don’t.

by matttbastard I have no clue who I’m going to endorse for the NDP leadership — but I sure as shit know which potential candidate will never, ever receive a vote from yours truly: sellout 3rd way posterchild Gary Doer, who has … Continue reading

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How I Met Your Moammar

by matttbastard PhotoBlog: State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland called the photo book of Condoleezza Rice found in Gadhafi’s compound “bizarre” and “creepy” even though she hasn’t seen pictures of it. “I think I don’t need to see the photos, but … Continue reading

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