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Why are you here?

This is worth a read for everyone….bloggers and commenters alike. Though we argue and debate, at times with great passion, we also care for and take care of each other, and that’s part of the charm of the place.

Until we don’t.

When I see comments filled with ALL CAPS, shouting at others, I cringe. […]

Gun Follies I

Guns in shooting being tested after Jackson State University student fatally shot.

Eighty-year old felon, with two prior convictions of holding a gun as felon, shoots alleged burglar.

Jailers overlook gun on suspect while booking him into Athens-Clarke County jail.

Authorities say Montana man arrested for attempting to bring four loaded semi-automatic handguns past security […]

New Magazine for Conservative Teens! [UPDATED]


Although the magazine is no longer available for free online, Wonkette was kind enough to post screenshots of some of the ads and articles from the first issue. And it is… honestly, I wish I were funny enough to make this stuff up, but I think even Raw-era Eddie Murphy would be hard-pressed […]

Red State Economics

Public-sector job losses don’t count.

Except when they do.

One way to dramatize just how severe our de facto austerity has been is to compare government employment and spending during the Obama-era economic expansion, which began in June 2009, with their tracks during the Reagan-era expansion, which began in November […]

The Rules

Without an ability to resort to many of these, conservatives would be unable to communicate.

From Information is Beautiful.

Lori Compas plans to start collecting nomination signatures on Saturday, 3/31!

Lori Compas anticipates that her election will be certified this Friday, 3/30/12. Once certified, she will begin collecting nomination signatures on Saturday, 3/31 (which will coincide nicely with her office openings).

If you’d like to volunteer to help collect signatures, sign up here.

Keep up with the Compas campaign by visiting

Go, Lori, go!


Verify the Recall – case study

Yesterday, we discussed the story local reporters are turning on their own to show themselves as hero's. The various papers editors, many of whom proudly endorsed scott walker, are now “disciplining” data entry persons who signed the recall petition.

I have said since the beginning, that “Verify the Recall” was never ever meant to […]

The Next Time You’re Shopping at Wal-Mart…

self immolation

or any other big-box retailer who manages their margins by importing ever-cheaper goods from China, remember this image:

Jampa Yeshi, 26, at a rally on Monday in New Delhi against the impending visit to India by China’s president. He later died of his injuries. NYTimes Photo.

The memory of this young man burning to […]

Thursday Music – Whiskey in the Jar (with poll!)

Stand and Deliver! Pick your favorite in the poll below!

Which version of “Whiskey in the Jar” is best one?

Metallica Thin Lizzy The Dubliners The Pogues The Grateful Dead

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