Thursday, October 17, 2013

a fiddling meander





From @darth via the Guardian


11 comments:

  1. This was the week I learned to love twitter.

    The young bloggers at the Washington Post kept me abreast of all events in real time. And, believe it or not, the live feed from the Guardian's US news site was also very good. I think he must have been posting from NYC via C-Span.

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  2. I really don't know what Ted Cruz hopes to gain from all this. The persons he is appealing to represent a very small percentage of the national electorate.

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  3. I heard the Tea Party and sympathizers make up about 20% of the electorate. Not enough to get you elected but, if true, enough to raise enough money to get things off the ground.

    Personally, after watching snippets of his faux filibuster, he may be "brilliant" as they say -- that's open to debate -- but for sure I think the man has a screw or two loose.

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  4. I think "brilliant" is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, it was Dershowitz who made the comment, and has since retracted it.

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  5. The Houston paper also retracted their endorsement of him. Better late than never I guess.

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    1. ... but I imagine he still feels the love among his "base." A guy like this only thrives in times of chaos. If anyone needs an object lesson on how Hitler rose to power, this is it. I suppose in that sense he is "brilliant." Maybe this is why Dershowitz had second thoughts.

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  6. Spite makes right,

    http://news.yahoo.com/u-senator-cruz-blocks-confirmation-fcc-chairman-203107887.html

    what an assclown!

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  7. Halloween meander:


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/video/kevinmcshane/these-vintage-halloween-costumes-will-haunt-your-dreams

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  8. House Republicans are turning against Cruz:


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/house-republicans-are-now-turning-on-ted-cruz



    He's the best friend Democrats have had in a long time. hopefully, the Repukeblicans will have a Cruz-Coulter ticket in 2016.

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  9. Or Cruz/Palin since it appears they like to be seen together. I have to think Republicans in general have to be pretty pissed with little Ted after this stunt he tried to pull off.

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  10. Highly recommend:

    http://inequalityforall.com/

    Every American should see it.

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