Posse Vulpes Volpes

OK to sell widow’s home over $6 bill, judge rules (AP via Yahoo! News) After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next? (Reuters) You know what law I think was a massive government overreach that has devastated America? The 2005 Bankruptcy Reform Act. Passed in the aftermath of Bush 43’s reelection, at a time when the national news media was still an obedient lapdog to the Republican Party and their attempts to stifle any kind of dissent to their regime (before the government’s botched…

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Finding This Year’s Face of Republican Evil

Harry Reid To Charles And David Koch: Come At Me, Bros (Huffington Post) The political calculus for why the sitting president’s party tends to lose seats in midterm elections is fairly simple: Although the old adage saying “all politics is local” isn’t entirely true, it’s certainly true that although the approval rating of Congress as a whole is always dismal, individual members of Congress, especially in their home districts, almost always enjoy much higher approval ratings. If you’re not in the same party as the…

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Doing Bullies’ Work For Them

AZ gov vetoes ‘religious freedom’ bill, Ohio lawmakers abandon kindred bill (examiner.com) School will allow boy to bring My Little Pony backpack (USA Today) We liberals, or at least the majority of us, often get unfairly maligned as being some kind of “thought police” trying to tell people what they should or shouldn’t think. I think I can speak for the vast majority of liberals, and hopefully people as a whole, when I say that what goes on in your head is no one’s business…

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Beyond “You Can’t Eat Dignity”

How Paul Ryan’s tale of a little boy and a brown-bag lunch fell apart (Los Angeles Times) One of the things that really struck me, when reading Al Franken’s landmark¬†Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations for the first time,¬†was Franken documenting the extent to which the stories Ronald Reagan and other conservatives used to sell the public on their ideas were either twisted beyond recognition or just plain untrue. Franken even has a whole chapter on Reagan’s apocryphal anecdotes, chronicling not…

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Have a Coke and a STFU

Coca Cola’s ‘America the Beautiful’ Super Bowl commercial angers conservative pundits (New York Daily News) MSNBC Goes To Free Speech Jail For Pointing Out Racist People Are Racist (Wonkette) Racism is not an inherent trait of conservative philosophy. If anything, the conservatives I know would argue that any kind of discrimination — no matter what its basis, and whether by law or by deed — goes against the principles of free markets, because it has the tendency to remove both consumers and producers from the…

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