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    Republicans Campaign in Their

    As part of their attempt to soften their image with voters just ahead of of next week’s election, top names from the GOP have donned their Halloween costumes and are offering a trick…or treat…for America.

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    CNN, MSNBC and Fox News to Sue

    “We and the other networks are suing because of the incredible losses we’ve suffered due to Americans not suffering incredible losses.”

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    Should Voting in the U.S. Be M

    For those who believe in American Exceptionalism and in America as being the world’s greatest democracy, how can that be the case when so many other countries have greater democratic participation than America?

  • Can you smell what the economy is cooking??

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    Essentially the economy has been left alone to heal itself for almost 4 years.  It is a testament to the American spirit and work ethic that we’ve managed to heal ourselves to the extent we have.

Cowardly Boehner - PPOV

As part of their attempt to soften their image with voters just ahead of of next week’s election, top names from the GOP have donned their Halloween costumes and are offering a trick…or treat…for America.

ebola suits

“We and the other networks are suing because of the incredible losses we’ve suffered due to Americans not suffering incredible losses.”

voters flag

For those who believe in American Exceptionalism and in America as being the world’s greatest democracy, how can that be the case when so many other countries have greater democratic participation than America?

Can you smell what the economy is cooking??

Essentially the economy has been left alone to heal itself for almost 4 years.  It is a testament to the American spirit and work ethic that we’ve managed to heal ourselves to the extent we have.

Cowardly Boehner - PPOV

As part of their attempt to soften their image with voters just ahead of of next week’s election, top names from the GOP have donned their Halloween costumes and are offering a trick…or treat…for America.

Mitch McConnell

The Republican tension between satisfying the base and appealing to the entire electorate will be made significantly worse if the party controls both houses of Congress. The Republicans will get almost none of the practical things they want, and their political headaches will be multiplied.

Science vs. The GOP

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 28 - 2014 12 Comments
Long holds up a copy of a magazine with an Ebola headline as public health officials testify before a House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, in Washington

Safe to say more Americans have died from the flu in the past two weeks than from Ebola. Why are they not fear mongering about the flu?

The Weekend Music Thread-Happy Halloween

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Oct - 25 - 2014 53 Comments
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BOO! Welcome gouls and goulettes, vampiras and vampires, ghosts, werewolves and spirits! Halloween is but a few days away and to help get in the “spirit,” (ha-ha) this weekend’s thread is dedicated to all things spooky!

Vox Populi – 10-24-2014

Posted by AdLib On Oct - 24 - 2014 Add Comments

Vox Populi begins tonight at 7:00pm PDT! Hope to see you then! adlib 13 days ago boo! Harleigh 7 days ago hey pink! Harleigh 7 days ago I guess we’re early. Time to hit the food table and get a good seat before the othrs arrive. Harleigh 7 days ago […]

Not So Academic

Posted by James Michael Brodie On Oct - 24 - 2014 15 Comments
Education is the Key!

At least nine University of North Carolina employees have been fired or placed under disciplinary review for taking part in a cheating scandal that stretched over two decades and impacted some 3,100 students.

What Are Athletes Actually Learning In UNC?

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 24 - 2014 8 Comments
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What kind of example is being set at colleges where athletes are given a degree without having to actually go to class and study and learn like the non athletes do?

Fox News Mini

The Core Thesis: Authoritarian people have a stronger emotional need for an outlet like Fox, where they can find affirmation and escape factual challenges to their beliefs.

Midterms Big Money

Democrats this election have done a good job attracting a lot of big on the record public donors, but Republicans appear to have the big advantage when it comes to big secret donors. $794 Million for the GOP vs. $463 Million for the Dems. That’s a $331 Million advantage for the GOP.

GOP Dems Masks Small

The vast majority of politicians run in whatever direction will get them the most votes. Liberals will pretend to be conservatives on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some conservative votes. Conservatives will pretend to be liberals on pivotal issues (knowing that their base will still vote for them) to pick up some liberals votes.

ebola suits

“We and the other networks are suing because of the incredible losses we’ve suffered due to Americans not suffering incredible losses.”

Ebola And The GOP Deregulation

Posted by Nirek On Oct - 19 - 2014 27 Comments
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In Texas we have a Republican Governor who has deregulated a lot of the businesses and cut government agencies that are needed. Deregulation is one of their top talking points.

The Weekend Music Thread – Love Songs

Posted by KillgoreTrout On Oct - 18 - 2014 120 Comments
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This weekend’s theme is an old one, but a great one. Without the “love song,” the world would be devoid of over half of it’s treasured music. There must be thousands of songs written about that most difficult to define emotion.

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