Category Archives: politics

My day was going bad enough before THIS

Democrat Kucinich quits White House race (AP via Yahoo! News) I had heard that one Democrat was mounting a challenge to Kucinich’s House seat a while back. Now there’s four, and as much as I wanted Kucinich to repeat his performance from 2004 (staying in the race until it was mathematically impossible for him to win the nomination), I can’t blame him for pulling out like this. The mainstream media silencing him at every turn (pulling him from debates being only the latest example of…

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Olbermann’s backbone still MIA

Judge grants Kucinich entry to NV debate (AP via Yahoo! News) If you were watching Countdown tonight, then Keith Olbermann did, in fact, inform you of this decision, as well as the fact that NBC was going to appeal it. However, in the resulting discussion Olbermann had with Chuck Todd, Kucinich’s presence at the debate was never mentioned again. Todd even went so far as to ludicrously claim that tomorrow’s MSNBC debate would be the first debate where the "Big Three" of Hillary Clinton, John…

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Where’s Olbermann’s extra backbone now?

Last month when I was so sick, I really didn’t pay attention to politics as much as I normally would, since I didn’t feel up to taxing my mind so much. On the plus side, this did get me to stop reading the Huffington Post, which I had basically just come to "accept" as a site to keep me marginally informed on certain issues but I’d always openly loathed for caving in to the political centre time and again. Doubtless I’m missing all number of…

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ABC Screwing Kucinich Again

Kucinich files complaint on ABC debate (AP via Yahoo! News) I wish I could say that this comes as a surprise to me. A little over four years ago, though, before any primaries had taken place for the 2004 nomination campaign, ABC announced that it would be withdrawing its reporters from the campaigns of Kucinich, Carol Moseley-Braun, and Rev. Al Sharpton. No one believed it was a coincidence that ABC happened to choose the three progressive candidates then, and I doubt anyone believes now that…

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Political junkie

As much as I’ve written in the past about how the media puts way too much focus on the Iowa caucuses, sure enough I’ve pretty much braced myself to watch MSNBC from right now until whenever I go to bed. (I’m getting too old to try to outlast the coverage, especially since the results will likely be nebulous into daybreak.) I guess I just like to fixate on the mechanics of things like this. I don’t watch college football, and I’m fairly uninterested in the…

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