Tag Archives: teabaggery

“Free speech is free speech but it’s not without consequences”

After yesterday’s horrific events took place in Arizona, the 73 year old, seven-term sheriff of Pima County, Clarence Dupnik, addressed the press. He was exceedingly blunt. Not only did he suggest that the heated political climate in Arizona may have contributed to the day’s events, but he said that his state had, over the course […]

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Americans demand satirical response to Glenn Beck

Someone on Reddit had a brilliant idea today for a D.C. rally in response to the one Glenn Beck held this last weekend. Here it is: I’ve had a vision and I can’t shake it: Colbert needs to hold a satirical rally in DC. I was woken in the middle of the night by this […]

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Rick Snyder confronts teabaggery en masse

As predicted, it looks as though yesterday’s Republican Convention in East Lansing did not go smoothly, as Rick Snyder, the Republican candidate for Governor, was confronted head-on by the fact that his party is largely one of misdirected anger and insanity. Here, with more, is a clip from the Detroit Free Press: In a raucous, […]

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I know it makes me a terrible, heartless son-of-a-bitch, but…

I get a lot of crazy email forwarded my way. Mostly it comes from family members who, I guess, feel as though I need educating. Some I look up on Snopes and debunk. Most I ignore. This one that I got today, though, got me thinking… Basically it was a letter forwarded on from some […]

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Obama in the Big House

Obama woke me up Saturday morning. The helicopter taking him from Detroit Metro Airport to Ann Arbor, where he was scheduled to deliver the University of Michigan commencement address, went right over my house, rattling the windows, and making the dog go apoplectic. A friend had offered me commencement tickets, but I was lazy. I […]

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