Sunday, October 19, 2014

TOTALLY MEAN AND UNFAIR

But I still think it's pretty funny

http://www.baxterbulletin.com/story/opinion/2014/10/17/tina-dupuy-please-politicize-ebola/17456369/
 
Paranoia in American politics

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/19/paranoia-crept-into-american-political-life-a-long-time-ago.html

George Will mansplains to the ladies why progressivism is bad for them

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-will-mark-udalls-overheated-war-on-women-in-colorado-senate-race/2014/10/17/84506456-5562-11e4-ba4b-f6333e2c0453_story.html?tid=pm_opinions_pop
One of the wonders of this political moment is feminist contentment about the infantilization of women in the name of progressive politics. Government, encouraging academic administrations to micromanage campus sexual interactions, now assumes that, absent a script, women cannot cope. And the Democrats’ trope about the Republicans’ “war on women” clearly assumes that women are civic illiterates . . .

More: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/whos-civic-illiterate-george.html

The electoral power of the NRA

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/15/1336791/-The-NRA-is-a-far-right-conservative-organization-that-works-against-Democrats

Don't tell me this surprises you

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/sarah-palins-pac-mostly-spends-its-money
Sarah Palin's PAC Mostly Spends Its Money On . . .

Fixing MSNBC

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/forward_thinking052534.php

The Sunday talk show line-ups

http://my.firedoglake.com/blog/2014/10/18/sunday-talking-heads-october-19-2014/
ABC’S THIS WEEK: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Then, LGBT and the Roman Catholic Church with Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Midterms Roundtable: Bill Kristol, Mary Matalin, Stephanie Schriock, Tavis Smiley.  

CBS’ FACE THE NATION: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. For the Republican perspective, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). “She and many of her GOP colleagues are calling on Obama to impose a travel ban from the Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa.” Then, CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook. Ebola Roundtable: Richard Umbdenstock, president of the American Hospital Association, Dr. Robert Wah, president of the American Medical Association, Jean Ross co-president of National Nurses United. Political Roundtable: Gerald Seib, Susan Glasser, Michael O’Hanlon.  

CNN STATE OF THE UNION: EBOLA – Exclusive Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) who “says this country doesn’t need another ‘so-called czar’ and demands the President lead by banning flights and securing the border.” Then, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Midterms Roundtable: Kevin Madden, Ana Navarro, LZ Granderson, Penny Lee.

KORNACKI’S UP: Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau, James Risen, and ?.  

MOYERS & COMPANY: Keeping Faith in Democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson talks to Bill about what the title character of her new book Lila, says about the state of democracy in America.  

NBC’S MEET THE PRESS: EBOLA – Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Plus, Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow, Council of Foreign Relations & Author, “The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance” and Dr. Gabe Kelen, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Then, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). Roundtable: Andrea Mitchell, Stephanie Cutter, Mike Murphy, Manu Raju. Plus, 2x felon Buddy Cianci (R), Providence RI mayoral candidate. 

Bonus item: Fear factors

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/18/6995441/map-greatest-threat-country
Map: what countries around the globe see as “the greatest threat in the world”

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

THE MENAGERIE

The races that will determine the balance in the Senate

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/17/6989421/senate-race-rankings

Joni Ernst, running for the Senate in Iowa, is creepy

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/joni-ernsts-extreme-right-wing-views
Joni Ernst's Extreme Right Wing Views Revealed In Secret Audio Tape

More: http://www.salon.com/2014/10/17/iowas_tea_party_disaster_joni_ernsts_shocking_ideas_about_the_welfare_state/ 

More creepy Republicans

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/qotd-bunch-of-lunatics.html
A bunch of lunatics . . .

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/rep-don-youngs-spokesman-doesnt-deny-murder.html
Alaska Rep. Don Young is a notoriously strange person . . . According to his opponent, Young freaked out at him before a debate earlier this month. “He kind of snarled at me,” reported Democratic candidate Forrest Dunbar, “and said, ‘Don’t you ever touch me. Don’t ever touch me. The last guy who touched me ended up on the ground dead.”  

It is possible that Young merely implied that the last person who touched him went on to die for unrelated reasons. It certainly sounds like a possible murder confession. So colorful! . . .

CQ Roll Call asked Young about that comment — whether the last person to touch him really did end up dead. The congressman’s response: “There’s some truth to that.” 

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/17/louie_gohmert_nurses_infected_with_ebola_are_victims_of_democratic_war_on_women/
Louie Gohmert: Nurses infected with Ebola are victims of Democratic “war on women” 

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/17/this_may_be_the_worst_race_baiting_campaign_ad_since_willie_horton/
This may be the worst race-baiting campaign ad since Willie Horton 

Rand Paul, yes, is "a different kind of Repubican" -- but he's still a Republican

http://prospect.org/article/return-different-kind-republican

Still waiting for accountability

https://www.emptywheel.net/2014/10/17/the-forgotten-opr-report-exposing-the-white-house-role-in-torture/
The Senate Intelligence Committee report also didn’t examine the responsibility of top Bush administration lawyers in crafting the legal framework that permitted the CIA to use simulated drowning called waterboarding and other interrogation methods widely described as torture . . . [read on]


Who is the new ebola "czar"?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/17/who-is-ron-klain-who-will-lead-the-obama-administrations-response-to-ebola/

More: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/17/ron-klain-will-be-the-best-ebola-czar-yet.html

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/17/6994041/ron-klain-is-a-great-choice-for-ebola-czar



Water!

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/17/6994811/map-household-water-use-american-west-drought

Criminal negligence

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/oops-georgias-secretary-state-lost-40000
In September, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp expressed concern that too many minority voters were registering to vote for the November midterms and so he found it necessary to subpoena the records of at least one group working to register more Black and Latino voters.  

Now he has gone and "lost" 40,000 voter registration forms . . .

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/2014/10/18/0439b116-5623-11e4-892e-602188e70e9c_story.html?wprss=rss_politics
The Supreme Court in a pre-dawn ruling Saturday said that Texas could proceed with its strict voter ID law in next month’s election, despite a lower court’s ruling that it was unconstitutional. . . .

What drives voter turnout

http://elections.firedoglake.com/2014/10/17/hating-the-other-party-really-drives-turnout/
Hating the Other Party

Dumbing down U.S. schools

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/17/6988037/how-ap-history-became-the-most-controversial-class-in-us-high-schools

In Fox World

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/17/bill_oreilly_white_privilege_gives_people_an_excuse_to_fail/
Bill O’Reilly: “White privilege” gives people an excuse to fail 

Bonus item: Putin's war on McDonalds in Russia

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/17/6989397/russia-mcdonalds-putin-ukraine-yolo


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Friday, October 17, 2014

FEAR MONGERING

The Repubs would rather whip up ebola panic (and blame Obama) than talk about what to do about it

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/16/1337019/-Ebola-funding-won-t-get-a-hearing-from-House-Republicans-but-Ebola-panic-nbsp-will
Ebola funding won't get a hearing from House Republicans, but Ebola panic will

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-big-fat-liar 

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/16/6984985/ebola-politics-shark-attacks
How Ebola became a partisan issue

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/16/a-brief-history-of-politicized-health-scares-starting-with-ebola/
A brief history of politicized health scares

Uninformed, stupid media hysteria too

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/us-media-reaches-new-heights-of.html

More: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/flooding-zone-ebola

Closing schools - why?

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/closing-schools-over-ebola-panic-makes-no-sense.html

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/17/1337195/-Abbreviated-pundit-roundup-Responding-rationally-to-Ebola
Responding rationally to Ebola

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/17/apocalypse-now-preppers-are-gearing-up-for-ebola.html
It’s showtime for the Doomsday set. As the lethal virus crosses America’s doorstep, prep kits and gas masks are flying off shelves and fringe survivalists are going mainstream.

The ebola heroes

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/16/nurses-on-the-ebola-front-lines-are-as-brave-as-any-soldier.html

More: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/16/6991813/ebola-nina-pham-video-hospital-dallas-nurse
Watch: Nurse with Ebola posts video from her Dallas hospital room

Making minimum wage an issue in the fall elections - a good idea, but why are we only talking about it now?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/16/1337009/-Minimum-wage-opposition-could-hurt-Republicans-in-key-states

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/10/17/where-the-minimum-wage-stands-in-each-state-and-how-it-could-change-on-nov-4/

The former head of Blackwater has a solution for fighting ISIS. You won't ever guess what it is

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/15/1336859/-Open-thread-for-night-owls-Ex-Blackwater-chief-proposes-mercenary-army-to-fight-ISIS

Bonus item: Rereading Camus' The Plague

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/17/albert-camus-our-existential-epidemiologist.html 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ALL IN THE NAME

Well, we were wondering what they would name the war against Islamic State. This will inspire you

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/us-settles-for-bleh-name-isis-fight-inherent-resolve.html
Operation Inherent Resolve

There have been worse: http://www.vox.com/2014/10/15/6982493/ridiculous-military-operation-names-ranked

No one else will tell you

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/15/nations-budget-deficit-falls-to-lowest-level-since-obama-took-office/
Nation’s budget deficit falls to lowest level since Obama took office

Koch addiction

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/15/kochs-officially-enter-ranks-of-big-political-donors-with-contributions-to-super-pac/

Mr. "Man on Dog" may be running again. Salon is happy

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/15/good_news_rick_santorum_is_threatening_to_run_for_president_again/

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/16/rick_santorums_creepy_gift_why_his_next_run_for_president_is_weirdly_positive/

Weird debate moments

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/15/charlie-crist-rick-scott-and-a-fan-in-one-of-the-most-bizarre-debate-moments-ever-video/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/10/15/heres-what-happens-when-two-senate-candidates-are-asked-to-say-something-nice-about-each-other/

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/10/15/quiz-senate-debates-are-full-of-useless-talking-points-can-you-differentiate-them/

The ebola Rorschach

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/ebola-poll-two-thirds-of-americans-worried-about-possible-widespread-epidemic-in-us/2014/10/13/d0afd0ee-52ff-11e4-809b-8cc0a295c773_story.html
While 65 percent of the respondents say they are concerned about a possible “widespread” U.S. epidemic, nearly 8 in 10 with a high school diploma or less education say they are very or somewhat concerned. Among respondents with advanced degrees, about 4 in 10 say they are concerned. Just over 6 in 10 white respondents say they are concerned, compared with 74 percent of nonwhites. And while majorities of all partisan backgrounds express concern about a U.S. epidemic, Republicans express significantly more worry than Democrats. . . 

In Fox World

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/keith-ablow-obama-ebola-affinities-africa
Dr. Keith Ablow, a member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, on Tuesday said that Obama won't protect Americans from Ebola because "his affinities" are with Africa, not the U.S. "He's their leader." . . .

Oh, and also: http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/fox-news-new-theory-obama-will-give-nukes
Fox News' New Theory: Obama Will Give Nukes To Iran In Trade For Fighting ISIS

Bonus item: A sane voice in Fox World

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/qotd-shep-smith.html

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BUILD IT HIGH

Republican senate candidates around the country

Tom Cotton, Arkansas: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_10/make_the_world_go_away052472.php
[Ed KIlgore] So we all know about Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton trying to link immigration policy to national security policy via wild and unsubstantiated “reports” of IS terrorists lurking beyond or crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, with or without first conspiring with drug cartels. And most recently, we’re hearing Republican Senate candidates Scott Brown and Thom Tillis trying to claim that lax “border enforcement” is exposing Americans to Ebola.  Now it may just be, as Kevin Drum has suggested, that this is just word-salad-mixing whereby candidates toss out combinations of words that excite “the base” or upset low-information voters. But there’s another and more obvious way to look at it: Republicans are appealing to an atavistic tendency to think of “the border” as a barrier against all the terrible things in the world Out There, in the benighted lands beyond America. “Sealing” the border—a laughable concept when you think about it—will somehow restore Fortress America, and all the terrorists and diseases and free-loaders and non-English-speakers and socialists and atheists will be kept out the way God intended it. And the crazier and more dangerous the “outside world” becomes, the more making it all go away seems appealing. . . .

Mitch McConnell, Kentucky: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/mcconnell-grimes-debate-obamacare
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Monday night he wants to repeal Obamacare "root and branch" but keep the law's state-based insurance exchange in Kentucky, called Kynect. . . .

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/14/mcconnells_overlooked_aca_lie_lazy_press_coverage_let_mcconnell_get_away_with_a_whopper/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/15/the-amazingly-two-faced-mitch-mcconnell.html
The Amazingly Two-Faced Mitch McConnell

Thom Tillis, North Carolina: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/republican-senate-hopeful-equated-welfare-and-reparations#break
Republican Senate hopeful equated welfare and ‘reparations’

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/14/gops_reparations_insanity_why_thom_tillis_latest_screwup_is_so_important/

David Perdue, Georgia: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/14/1336501/-David-Perdue-s-outsourcing-pride-gets-the-ad-it-deserves

Joni Ernst, Iowa: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/14/1336480/-Joni-Ernst-showed-vindictive-side-in-ouster-of-veterans-from-county-board

Larry Pressler, South Dakota: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119814/south-dakota-senate-candidate-larry-pressler-would-work-obama
Pressler's platform is mostly a mix of centrist and Republican positions. In years past, that would make him a Republican, not an Independent.  . . .

Your (almost) daily Christie

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/14/president_chris_christie_is_never_going_to_happen/
President Chris Christie is never going to happen 

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/new-poll-chris-christies-home-state

A Missouri state official said this

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/missouri-official-calls-military-coup
I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military...having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief but the constitution gives you the authority. 

[NB: Says she was "taken out of context," of course.]

And in California

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/15/gops_most_desperate_ad_of_2014_why_this_pathetic_gem_takes_the_prize/
For those of us who love watching terrible campaign ads, these are the golden times.  . . .

Anti-abortion efforts around the country

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2014/10/tennessee_anti_abortion_amendment_1_voters_will_decide_whether_legislature.html

The debate over affirmative consent

http://www.salon.com/2014/09/29/yes_to_yes_means_yes_californias_affirmative_consent_law_is_the_first_step_to_eradicating_campus_sexual_assault/

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/06/affirmative_consent_is_not_radical_but_finally_doing_something_about_sexual_assault_is/

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/12/6954943/the-yes-means-yes-campus-sex-law-won-t-turn-everyone-into-a-rapist

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/us/california-law-on-sex-consent-pleases-many-but-leaves-some-doubters.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/does-liberalism-have-an-answer-to-campus-rape.html

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/15/liberals_blind_spot_on_rape_why_jonathan_chait_co_miss_the_real_point/

In Fox World

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/steve-doocy-complains-theres-no-surgeon
Steve Doocy Complains There's No Surgeon General After Fox Helped Kill His Nomination

Bonus item: On living in the South

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/07/why-the-south-is-the-worst-place-to-live-in-the-u-s-in-10-charts/

More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/12/a-southerner-explains-why-we-shouldnt-bash-the-south-despite-all-the-data/

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MISOGYNY

Gee, where did anyone get the idea that Repubs have an issue with women?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/13/1336291/-Scott-Brown-s-frat-buddies-scream-f-k-Jeanne-Shaheen-and-call-her-a-c-t

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/republican-state-rep-calls-congresswoman

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/erik-erickson-blames-fat-lesbians-cuts-fed

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/trust-him-pressler.html

John McCain keeps forgetting he isn't President

http://www.salon.com/2014/10/13/john_mccains_new_humiliation_why_his_ebola_czar_idea_is_particularly_ludicrous/\

More: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/13/1336301/-John-McCain-joins-Republican-demands-for-an-Ebola-czar

"The amazing decline of global hunger"

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/13/6969953/malnutrition-undernutrition-getting-better

U.S. schools: not so bad

http://www.vox.com/2014/10/13/6967743/public-schools-crisis-jack-schneider

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/republicans-are-far-more-critical-american-schools-democrats 

A sea change in the Catholic Church

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/catholic-bishops-gays-have-gifts 

Bonus item: In Fox World, "scientific proof" of life after death (thanks to DR for the link)

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/09/study-some-form-life-after-death-is-possible/

More from Fox World: http://www.salon.com/2014/10/13/5_worst_right_wing_moments_of_the_week_%E2%80%94%C2%A0fox_news_most_ridiculous_fake_outrage_yet_partner/

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Monday, October 13, 2014

THE LAST COLUMBUS DAY?

It could happen 

http://tinyurl.com/kl78oes

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/13/keep-the-holiday-lose-columbus.html
 
More: http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/best-wishes-native-american-day 

 In Russia, erasing memory

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/13/the-kremlin-s-plan-to-erase-russia-s-memory-and-its-conscience.html

Vaccines work

http://www.vox.com/health-care/2014/10/13/6967317/vaccines-work-this-chart-proves-it

More: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/10/13/official_says_budget_cuts_prevented_ebola_vaccine.html
Official Says Budget Cuts Prevented Ebola Vaccine

Scott Walker (R-WI): jobs destroyer

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/scott-walker-tells-moochers-wisconsin-has
Scott Walker: We Don't Have A Jobs Problem, We Have A Work Problem

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/scott-walker-jobs-service-not-job-number
For Scott Walker, Jobs Service Is Not Job Number One

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/scott-walkers-employment-gaffe

Scott Walker's Employment Gaffe

Your (almost) daily Christie

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/13/us/politics/gop-right-still-has-doubt-about-christie-.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
G.O.P. Right Still Has Doubt 

Wild

http://prospect.org/article/wild-week-voting-rights
A Wild Week for Voting Rights

The Leon Panetta conspiracy theories

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/10/12/morris_says_clinton_orchestrated_panetta_book.html
Political strategist Dick Morris accused Hillary Clinton of conspiring with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in his stinging critique of President Obama's foreign policy . . .

More: http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/peggy-noonans-conspiracies-so-vast-leon

How the media's refusal to call b.s. on GOP lies enables them

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/qotd-frankly-scarlett-edition.html

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/chuck-todd-calls-out-media-feeding-gop-led

More: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/12/fact-checking-the-sunday-shows-october-12.html


Bonus item: Upskirt photos - very creepy. Add Fox World's sensitive, thoughtful commentary, and you get . . .

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/10/fox-guest-defends-upskirt-photos-women

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/fox-news-on-upskirt.html 



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