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Sun Oct 19, 2008 at 11:08 AM PDT

What a Difference Four Years Makes

by CaptStumpy

Remember the pundity predictions toward the end of the 2004 elections that the Democratic party was over? That they would never recover? That decades of Republican rule in government were the future?

Come back with me to four years ago.

Warning. Wingnut links ahead. Provided for sources, not clicking.

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Drill ANWR? The Republican meme is we must drill ANWR and offshore resources to increase domestic supplies. But do we?

Scientists find bugs that eat waste and excrete petrol

"He means bugs. To be more precise: the genetic alteration of bugs – very, very small ones – so that when they feed on agricultural waste such as woodchips or wheat straw, they do something extraordinary. They excrete crude oil."

If true, this would more than make up for any potential increase in production by opening ANWR and offshore resources for drilling and it would be online far faster than either.

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Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 08:53 AM PDT

Ben Stein: Baloney Salesman

by CaptStumpy

All we need now is some mayo, mustard and some bread. We've already got the baloney and the cheese.

Former Nixon speechwriter, terminally droll pretend smart-guy and eyedrop spokesperson Ben Stein, attacks those elitist scientists while invoking Godwin's law in the new crapumentary, Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. Scientific American viewed the film which apparently does a good job of living up to it's name by not displaying any intelligence.

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McCain's connection of Shia dominated Iran with Sunni dominated Al-Qaida was no misstatement.

Not only did McCain voice this fundamental misunderstanding of the Iraq situation twice in Jordan and on Hugh Hewitt but he did it on Feb 28th at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston.

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By now I imagine everyone here has seen the video of Little Raging Annie vowing to campaign for Hillary if McCain gets the Republican nomination.

This has to be the first time I've ever gone over to Townhallarious and NOT seen Coulter on the "most forwarded", "most linked" and "most viewed" lists on the frontpage.

Hmmm...I guess they didn't like this weeks column. I wonder why?

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Image Hosted by ImageShack.usIf you weren't sleeping during Bush's last SOTU address last night you probably noticed how concerned Bush is with earmarks. Earmarks, the Deciderer has decided are very, very bad.

Hmmm... Where was the concern for those naaasty earmarks during the period of Republican control of Congress? You know, that period where we saw record levels of earmarks and not a single Bush veto of those earmark laden bills?

Not to mention that Bush himself stuffed bills with billions of dollars worth of his own earmarks.

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It's been awhile since I went through and updated the Republican List of Corruption.

There's a few changes. A few new faces. A few old faces moving up to new categories as they go from investigation to indicted to guilty and a couple drops.

And of course the guilty list continues to grow.

As usual, if I'm missing anyone, just let me know and I'll put them in. Wouldn't want to make them feel unwelcome. If there are any errors please let me know. This list is no good if it's not accurate and current.

Please keep in mind, these people have to be currently under criminal investigation, indicted or found guilty and they have to be fairly recent and timely, (this means individuals either within the last eight years or so, though there might be a couple of exceptions with good reason). I can't afford this to be a full-time with overtime job and I can't afford to hire a staff.


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Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 10:39 AM PST

Conservative Communism

by CaptStumpy

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
(Jonah is) but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

Macbeth Act 5, scene 5, 19–28

By now, almost everyone has heard of Jonah Goldberg's ridiculous, incoherent, revisionist claptrap, "Liberal Fascism" which doesn't even get past the title without invoking Godwin's law. Of course Johah's argument is silly hyperbolic wingnut propaganda, easily debunked by anyone with the intellectual honesty to question his childish partisan spew.

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Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 01:55 PM PST

Revenge of Fundiestein

by CaptStumpy

A Daily Dish reader reports on what happened last night on Faux News.

"It was hilarious. They had no idea what to do. Rush Limbaugh was on and he was clearly annoyed that the Republicans did not vote the way that the establishment wanted. It was watching the machine Rove built begin to crumble. They didn't know what to do about Huckabee, they didn't know what to do about Paul, and they really didn't know what to do about the fact that they might not have Hillary to attack come November. It was beautiful."

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Sat Dec 29, 2007 at 12:31 PM PST

GBCW. I Hate You All

by CaptStumpy

That's right. I hate you all.

This is supposed to be a blog for Democrats right? Well it's NOT and I'll tell you why. No wonder we have so many Kossacks GBCWing around here.

Don't you know that being for Democrats means that you can offer no critical commentary that might criticise Democrats or perhaps point out erroneous assumptions made about the opposition?

No wonder liberals don't have a Coulter or Rush Limbaugh equivalent, what, with all the independent critical thinking that goes around on around here. No political hackery has a chance with that kind of scrutiny.

It's enough to make you a Republican and sign up at FreeRepublic I tell you.

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Wed Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00 PM PST

Righties and Health Care

by CaptStumpy

I'm confused on a couple of things here.

First, two words.

Terri Schiavo

Where's the outrage now?

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Tue Dec 25, 2007 at 10:51 AM PST

A Real Christmas Carol

by CaptStumpy

Only in this one, Tiny Tim dies.

The Scrooge? Healthcare giant CIGNA denying 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan a liver transplant by calling the procedure "experimental". Finally, after a national grassroots protest led by family and the California Nurses Association, CIGNA relented. She died hours after the approval of the procedure.

And the motto of CIGNA? "A Business of Caring"? "Caring" about what? Profit more than people?

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