Tagged: uspolitics


Bush’s Final F.U.

It’s mindboggling. Ming.Fucking.Boggling what Bush is doing right now. If you were still not convinced he’s completely mad, evil, bought by big everything and soulless, check out the midnight regulations he’s inacting. If this were written in a novel as the evil acts of a demented nutball, you’d think it too over the top and […]

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Don’t Forget Mandela

I’m catching up on Obama news that I missed when mostly offline last week and one thing that’s bugging me is the whole “this is the only place this could happen”, “the only place where a member of a minority can become president”. Ahhhh NO. At the very least remember Nelson Mandela who won the […]

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Écart

Mardi soir j’était à Times Square pour assister à l’élection de Barack Obama et les célébrations qui ont suivies. Comme explosion de joie c’était dans les mêmes eaux que la petite Italie après une victoire en coupe du monde (fois 5 mettons), de ce que j’ai vu des célébrations après l’effondrement du mur de Berlin […]

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The Choice

The election of Obama—a man of mixed ethnicity, at once comfortable in the world and utterly representative of twenty-first-century America—would, at a stroke, reverse our country’s image abroad and refresh its spirit at home. His ascendance to the Presidency would be a symbolic culmination of the civil- and voting-rights acts of the nineteen-sixties and the […]

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Sarah Palin in 30 Seconds

Looking forward to November 5th so she can crawl back to Alaska and never be heard from again.

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The Hidden Cost of War

Good Magazine present a great video detailing visually the costs of the war.

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The Solution To The Failed Drug War

There are more black men in US prisons today than there were slaves in 1840, and they are being used for the same purpose; working for private corporations at 16 to 20 cents an hour. Half the states have private, for-profit prisons whose lobbyists are demanding longer mandatory-minimum prison sentences. Indeed, American blacks are incarcerated […]

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McCain Gets BarrackRoll’d

Awe.some montage where John McCain gets BarrackRoll’d.

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What Have I Done?

(via @merica)

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Caroline: Pull a Cheney!

This is the moment, Caroline. Seize it! And Barack, if you’re reading this, you probably know that she is far too humble and decent to nominate herself. So step up and surprise us again. Step up and be different than every politician we have witnessed in our lifetime. Keep the passion burning amongst the young […]

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Obama’s Level of Discourse

He’s been doing it for months, even years now but I’m still very pleasantly surprised at the level of discourse Obama is bringing to the US. When’s the last time you saw a politian tackle such a complex issue as religion in such an even toned, clear eyed, sensical manner? When’s the last time you […]

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Aujourd’hui, j’ai honte

Le premier enregistrement d’Omar Khadr à Guantanamo a été rendu publique. Les envoyés canadiens qui devaient aller l’aider sont plutôt allez aider l’oncle Sam à l’interroger. Honteux. J’aimerais à penser que c’est la faute au Bushiste Harper mais les Libéraux ont eu l’occasion de faire quelque chose et sont restés assis sur leurs mains, certainement […]

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An Imminent Victory for ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates

Such an action would be the first time that regulators have slapped an Internet provider for violating F.C.C. open-access rules. Those rules are designed to prevent providers from favoring some services over others — for example, by accelerating the transfer of video from their own movie service or slowing down transfers from competitors.—An Imminent Victory […]

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Gore Wins Nobel

Former Vice President Al Gore, who emerged from his loss in the muddled 2000 presidential election to devote himself to his passion as an environmental crusader, was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists.—Gore and U.N. Panel Win Peace […]

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The Last Temptation of Al Gore

There a great interview with and overview of Al Gore at the Times, the article covers quite a bit of ground, shows where Gore’s at now and how he has evolved since the stolen election of 2000 and—that’s where the title is from—wetter he’ll be tempted to run in 08.

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