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From the monthly archives: December 2010

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Sully highlights this very poignant speech on how to fix The Offices we go to every day:
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And a little more institutional bigotry is slated to be thrown into the dustbin of history:

On a 63-33 vote, and with six Republicans voting “yes,” the U.S. Senate — at a little before noon today — voted for cloture on the stand-alone bill aimed at repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law, overcoming the largest hurdle remaining for repeal of the 1993 law banning openly gay, lesbian and bisexual military service.

The House approved the bill overwhelmingly this past week, and President Barack Obama has expressed his strong support for the bill and is expected to sign it.

The cloture vote, which required the approval of at least 60 senators, means that only 30 hours of debate remain before DADT repeal comes up for a final vote. Usually, because the vote for final passage only requires a simple majority vote of the senators, the 30-hour requirement is waived. It was not clear, however, whether Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would allow the requirement to be waived regarding the DADT repeal bill.

Big winners: Harry Reid (shudder) and Nancy Pelosi (huzzah!)

Big losers: John McCain (who will now go down in history as the grumpy old man who fought to preserve institutional bigotry) and Joe Manchin (D?) (who didn’t eve have the balls to show up for the vote).

From:  Senate Achieves Cloture on DADT Repeal, Bill on Path Become Law – Poliglot.

Wow, what a surprise.  People who watch Fox News almost daily are significantly more likely to be misinformed on issues than those who never watch it.  Here’s how Fox News viewers responded to some basic questions:

– Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely) (91 percent of those who watch Fox News “almost every day”)

– Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points) (72 percent)

– The economy is getting worse (26 points) (72 percent)

– Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points) (60 percent)

– The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points) (63 percent)

Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points) (49 percent)

The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points) (56 percent)

– When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) (38 percent)

– And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)(63 percent)

I am starting to truly understand what the ignorant sheeple who watch Fox News see in Sarah Palin: cocksure, prideful ignorance that all of them can be proud of.

Wow, what a surprise.  People who watch Fox News almost daily are significantly more likely to be misinformed on issues than those who never watch it.  Here’s how Fox News viewers responded to some basic questions:

– Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely) (91 percent of those who watch Fox News “almost every day”)

– Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points) (72 percent)

– The economy is getting worse (26 points) (72 percent)

– Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points) (60 percent)

– The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points) (63 percent)

Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points) (49 percent)

The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points) (56 percent)

– When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) (38 percent)

– And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)(63 percent)

I am starting to truly understand what the ignorant sheeple who watch Fox News see in Sarah Palin: cocksure, prideful ignorance that all of them can be proud of.

Wow, what a surprise.  People who watch Fox News almost daily are significantly more likely to be misinformed on issues than those who never watch it.  Here’s how Fox News viewers responded to some basic questions:

– Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely) (91 percent of those who watch Fox News “almost every day”)

– Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points) (72 percent)

– The economy is getting worse (26 points) (72 percent)

– Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points) (60 percent)

– The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points) (63 percent)

Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points) (49 percent)

The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points) (56 percent)

– When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) (38 percent)

– And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)(63 percent)

I am starting to truly understand what the ignorant sheeple who watch Fox News see in Sarah Palin: cocksure, prideful ignorance that all of them can be proud of.

Wow, what a surprise.  People who watch Fox News almost daily are significantly more likely to be misinformed on issues than those who never watch it.  Here’s how Fox News viewers responded to some basic questions:

– Most economists estimate the stimulus caused job losses (12 points more likely) (91 percent of those who watch Fox News “almost every day”)

– Most economists have estimated the health care law will worsen the deficit (31 points) (72 percent)

– The economy is getting worse (26 points) (72 percent)

– Most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring (30 points) (60 percent)

– The stimulus legislation did not include any tax cuts (14 points) (63 percent)

Their own income taxes have gone up (14 points) (49 percent)

The auto bailout only occurred under Obama (13 points) (56 percent)

– When TARP came up for a vote most Republicans opposed it (12 points) (38 percent)

– And that it is not clear that Obama was born in the United States (31 points)(63 percent)

I am starting to truly understand what the ignorant sheeple who watch Fox News see in Sarah Palin: cocksure, prideful ignorance that all of them can be proud of.