Americans identifying themselves as Democrats outnumber those who say they are...– Ailing G.O.P. Risks Losing a Generation
Paul Harvey Has Died
think4yourself: They just interrupted programming on TV to announce that radio commentator Paul Harvey has died. He sure had a unique style of delivery and was a voice of common sense and reason when commentating on news items. I’d noticed recently that more and more it seemed that his son was doing more of his broadcasts. I also liked his “Rest Of The Story” broadcasts about famous people in...
A switch to national health care coverage will be tough. Sacrifices will be...– Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer Daily Kos: Sebelius For HHS (via think4yourself)
Bunning has always been a loose cannon. It’s just surprising that Mitch...– A Democratic Senate aide told the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, in response to Bunning threatening to resign to hurt the Republicans
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write...– John Keating, Dead Poets Society
Some say Bunning, in frustration, hinted he may... →
Already in conflict with his party’s leaders, Sen. Jim Bunning has reportedly said privately that if he is hindered in raising money for his re-election campaign he is ready with a response that would be politically devastating for Senate Republicans: his resignation. The Kentucky Republican suggested that possible scenario at a campaign fundraiser for him on Capitol Hill earlier this week,...
Porn in the USA: Conservatives are biggest... →
absurdlakefront: (via philosoraptor) Ah, this rings true: “Some of the people who are most outraged turn out to be consumers of the very things they claimed to be outraged by,” Edelman says. “Eight of the top 10 pornography consuming states gave their electoral votes to John McCain in last year’s presidential election – Florida and Hawaii were the exceptions. While six out of the...
I don’t think he truly understands the plight of his citizens. He’s surrounded...– Candace Foss, 59, who lost her job as a data management specialist Home Depot, went to the State Capitol to deliver a message to Gov. Sonny Perdue not to reject any of the stimulus money. Jobless Angry at Possibility of No Benefits—NYT
No detail escapes her eye. She says she is planning for the first time to ask...– Managing the Highest-Profile Social Scene: Desiree Rogers
Big Changes on the Way in Lending to Students →
notthatkindagay: The Obama administration outlined a vast overhaul of financial aid programs for college students, one that would end years of federal support to banks and other lenders, in its budget proposal unveiled on Thursday. The proposal would increase grants to the neediest students and allow those grants to rise slightly above the inflation rate, an effort to keep pace with tuition...
We also know that service does not end with the person wearing the uniform. In...– Excerpt of President Obama’s speech at Camp LeJeune
Politico's Patrick Gavin: What’s a common and accepted practice for Americans nowadays that you think we’ll look back on with regret?
John Kerry: Up until this November, it was voting Republican.
In a remarkable scene, Gibbs patiently and repeatedly explained that, no really,...– FiveThirtyEight (via theoriginaljoefisher) (via julyshewillfly)
There comes a time when the thumbnails of your...
shiningstar: And that’s when you realize you’re old. And when they’re of babies AND booze you realize you’re from Kentucky.
Zen Habits: 10 Essential Money Skills for a Bad... →
girlindc: Author of the excellent personal finance blog, Get Rich Slowly, guest posts at Zen Habits.
Begich, a Democrat, fired off a harsh letter to Republican Jindal on Wednesday...– Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) erupts over Jindal crack - Politico Staff - POLITICO.com (via think4yourself)
I think it’s fair to say that had I not been a Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle...– President Obama, honoring Stevie Wonder
In a very real way, Bush was a Reagan conservative - a big spending, fiscally...– Daily Kos: “Reagan Republicans” Are Trying To Return To A Past That Doesn’t Exist (via shorterexcerpts) (via robot-heart-politics)
So what did Bobby Jindal choose to ridicule in this response to Obama last...– Paul Krugman (via rillawafers)
Kenneth the Page responds to Bobby Jindal Comparison
To put this in Oscar movie terms, President Obama won best picture. Governor...– Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (another ex-client of mine!), via Politico (via peterfeld) (via kittykittybangbang)
We have an African-American President, a female Speaker of the House — and...– KATIE COURIC, noting the diverse Democratic leadership triumvirate of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden (via TIME Magazine)
Following President Obama’s incredible oratory, personal touches and serious...– Taylor Marsh
[President] Obama truly believes he is at the beginning of four-year teaching...– The Page - by Mark Halperin - TIME (via doctord) (via dcwhip)
Gov. Jindal’s stories of self-reliance were inspiring. Like Michelle Malkin, who...– Jon Swift (via azspot)
…This was the most ambitious president we’ve ever heard in this chamber in...– CNN’s David Gergen (via brooklynmutt)
Then a BIG, BAD monster– “Then a BIG, BAD monster called Obama came & helped normal people, not just millionaires! He tried to give us all scary health insurance!” (via thepoliticalpartygirl)
So Hurricane Katrina is to Bobby Jindal what 9/11...
Something he brings up in every other sentence? Sheesh.
LOL @ Bobby Jindal!
(via notthatkindagay) This is the hope of the Republican Party? HA, bring it on.
Joe's going to tether Nancy to that chair next...
We will rebuild. We will recover. And the United States of America will emerge...– Barack Obama (via inothernews)
Eric Holder is "Odd Man Out" Tonight →
God forbid of course, but: Attorney General Eric Holder will not attend President Obama’s address to the Joint Session of Congress tonight, according to a White House source. This move is made before all presidential addresses to Congress and other similar events so that in case of an attack or disaster at the Capitol, a relatively high-ranking official in the presidential line of...