April 2009

michelle bachmann on democratic pandemics

April 30, 2009 // 1 Comment

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Congress’ biggest nut is at it again: Speaking to the conservative media outlet Pajamas TV on Monday, Michele Bachmann noted: “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat [...]

swine fluke

April 30, 2009 // 0 Comments

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The bank said Thursday that the man is believed to have been exposed to the illness while traveling in Mexico for business from April 13 to 18. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will do a second test to confirm the diagnosis. The man [...]

was virginia foxx right?

April 30, 2009 // 3 Comments

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I’m doubly conflicted about this story, but facts are never irrelevant. Though I suspect her motives (the GOP never misses a chance to gay bait), Rep. Foxx may not have been wrong when she said: “I also would like to point out that there [...]

susan collins was right

April 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

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The sheep in the liberal blogosphere say moderate Republican senator Susan Collins has pig’s blood on her hands. “Everybody in the room is concerned about a pandemic flu,” Collins said at the time, referring to the stimulus [...]

so long, maudey

April 26, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Fitting that the great Bea Arthur died on one of the most bizarre days of my life. I watched “Maude” religiously as a child, adopting her signature catchphrase, “God will get you for that!” I was a strange little boy, and I [...]

jerry the lion

April 25, 2009 // 1 Comment

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My cat went missing more than a month ago, in early March. I figured he’d encountered a vindictive possum or wily coyote. Turns out he was trapped in a neighbor’s crawlspace. They discovered him yesterday, emaciated but still purring. [...]

last call at clermont a long way off

April 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Even though the building’s for sale, the venerable Clermont Lounge appears to be safe. “I want to correct something,” said 53-year-old dancer Cathy Lankford, aka “Lil’ Cathy.” “People say this place is where old strippers come to [...]

waterboard rush

April 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

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Even defenders of torture can’t defend Limbaugh’s tortured logic, can they? “[I]f somebody can be water-tortured six times a day, then it isn’t torture.” Would kicking somebody in the groin six times a day constitute [...]