Archive for sotu

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Calendar, You Are My Enemy

The metamorphosis of the Margajita River

5 Obnoxious Libertarian Oligarchs Who Earned Fortunes from the Government They'd Like to Destroy

3-Year-Old Shot In The Head by Pink Gun They Thought Was A Toy (FreakOutNation)

Why Antics by Several Republicans Suggest the Party Needs Therapy

James Carville Joins Fox News - What??? That's what the story says.

Ms 'Women should stay home and bake cookies' has run into ethical problems (I guess because she didn't heed her own advice and worried her pretty little head after all.):
Report: McMorris Rodgers Faces Possible Ethics Probe Over Leadership Race

See also: David Garber's post on Congressperson McMorris Rodgers on TPC:
First She Lied In GOP Reply To SOTU, Now Her Party Turns On Her Ethics

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White House 'Big Block of Cheese' Day

Google Plus Hangout on Friday

President Obama's National Google + Hangout

Keith Olbermann slams Sochi mayor ahead of ‘most tear-stained’ Olympics eve

Incredible Timelapse Videos of Birds in Motion

Fox's Laura Ingraham: Wall off Detroit to Keep Immigrants In

The spying Scotsman who hunted the Nazis of New York: The amazing story of Britain's clandestine war on Hitler's agents... and his big-money backers in the US

Obama Hits Grand Slam With A SOTU That Reflects America’s Move Left

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Video- Senator Rand Paul Delivers The Tea Party Rebuttal to the State of the Union 2013

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Note the part about succeeding not on who your parents are. What's your daddy's name again there Rand?

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Video- Interesting Commercial for Tonight's State of the Union 2013

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Straight from the White House. Definitely not your grandfathers' SOTU. h/t Gawker.

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Video- The Rachel Maddow Show: Politifact, You're Fired

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Jeff's on vacation this week to be able to take me back and forth, and he's watched more MSNBC evening line up than ever. (Rachel is his fave) Last night he watched this segment and afterwards came sputtering into the computer room with this totally wtf'd look on his face. It's so easy to forget that not everyone in this country knows what we know, but easy to realize that maybe if they did, things would be different.

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Video- The Daily Show: State of the Union 2012 - Hopin' Mic Night

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The bit with Michelle kills me.

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Mitch Daniels Lies "Pants on Fire" in SOTU Rebuttal

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Showing some of that creative accounting work you so loved at the OMB? Poltifact (yea, I know) crunches the numbers and decides-

Mitch Daniels says 'nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today'

We suppose in a narrow sense, Daniels has a point that "nearly half of all persons under 30 did not go to work today." But that’s because the number includes many people who have no desire to work -- for instance, full-time high school or college students, stay-at-home parents or others who are unable to work.

We can understand the concern about the nation’s current high level of unemployment, particularly among youth. Americans age 16 to 19 have an unemployment rate of 23.1 percent, and those who are 20 to 24 have a rate of 14.4 percent -- both well above the 8.5 percent for all age groups, which is itself elevated from historical averages.

Still, the statistic Daniels chose to document this one is a wildly misleading one. We rate it Pants on Fire.

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