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Your Famous Blue Raincoat Was Torn At the Shoulder

Obama went book-shopping in Iowa. And what did he not buy? Mitt Romney’s sexting masterpiece I Am Armageddon. [New York Times] And, because of Socialism, Obama may follow the example of George W. Bush and Bill Clinton by approving a couple of hundred federal appointees while Congress is home for the Easter Bunny. [Miami Herald] Read more on Your Famous Blue Raincoat Was Torn At the Shoulder…
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Share Some Greased Tea With Me, Everyday Is Silent and Grey

Teabaggers have shown great maturity by threatening the lives and vandalizing the homes and offices of Democratic lawmakers who voted for the Health Care Reform. [New York Times] Happy Thursday, gay soldiers! Defense Secretary Robert Gates will announce today that the Pentagon is basically going to let you be gay until Congress gets around to making it official, that you can be gay while getting sent to Afghanistan or Iraq or wherever to be blown up, for Liberty. [Washington Post] Read more on Share Some Greased Tea With Me, Everyday Is Silent and Grey…
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Here I Lie, In My Hospital Bed

Like to smoke your cigarettes on California’s beaches? Sounds like you need a visit from Doctor Death Panel. [SF Gate] Hillary Clinton performed at the AIPAC jam-band festival. You’re an anti-Semite for even reading these words. [BBC News] Read more on Here I Lie, In My Hospital Bed…
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Angels From the Realms of Glory, Stars Shone Bright Above

Somebody in the Obama Administration says Israel shouldn’t be building 1,600 new homes in a neighboring country so Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s brother-in-law says, obviously, that Barack Obama hates the Jews. [BBC News] Read more on Angels From the Realms of Glory, Stars Shone Bright Above…
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I’m Worth a Million In Prizes With My Torture Film, Drive a GTO, Wear a Uniform, All On Government Loan

Nancy Pelosi’s new idea is for the House to pass the Senate’s health-care reform by not voting for it. [Washington Post] America’s remaining employed people would very much like to just stay in their jobs forever, quietly, not getting in the way, until death — but Things Have Changed and they will all be fired long before retirement age, which is now 70. [Reuters] Read more on I’m Worth a Million In Prizes With My Torture Film, Drive a GTO, Wear a Uniform, All On Government Loan…
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Sugar Plum Fairy Came and Hit the Streets

Nancy Pelosi was alerted when Eric Massa was trying to bone one of Barney Frank’s male staffers seven months ago, but she did nothing because she was too busy doing nothing in Congress. [Washington Post] Read more on Sugar Plum Fairy Came and Hit the Streets…
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Day of the Locusts

It is very rude of the elected president and his party’s big majorities in the House and Senate to consider a vote on the Health Care reform bills promised by the president and already passed by the House and the Senate. [New York Times] Read more on Day of the Locusts…
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Fly Me To the Moon

A sign that the economy is still horrible: Mark Foley opens a thrift shop in Florida. [WZVN-7] Millions of tons of ice have been found on the Moon’s north pole. Humans haven’t been to the moon in four decades. But if we ever return, there’s water for drinking and water to split into oxygen and hydrogen for breathing and rocket fuel. [MSNBC/BBC] Read more on Fly Me To the Moon…
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Blue Blue Windows Behind the Stars

Nancy Pelosi says she’s got the votes to pass a Health Care Reform bill in the House, but it will be different than the bill the Senate passed last year, so …. move to Canada? [New York Times] Read more on Blue Blue Windows Behind the Stars…
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New York Is Cold, But I Like Where I’m Living

Oh hey, that “Health Care Summit” was a failure, because Republicans are assholes and the Democrats are spineless. But at least Obama yelled at the crazy old man, John McCain. [Washington Post/BBC] Read more on New York Is Cold, But I Like Where I’m Living…
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Splashing the Wine With All the Rain Dogs

Chuckling horror sack Dick Cheney is “resting comfortably” after his latest hospitalization for chest pains. America won’t be “resting comfortably” until his obituary is published. [Reuters] Speaking of murdering civilians in poor countries, U.S. forces killed busloads of innocent women and children in Afghanistan on Sunday, because really, what are you going to do about it? [LA Times] Read more on Splashing the Wine With All the Rain Dogs…
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The Rich Have Got Their Channels In the Bedrooms of the Poor

Eight of the Idaho Christians captured trying to move Haitian children to the neighboring Dominican Republic have been released to the United States military, while hundreds of thousands of Haitians continue to have no homes and no hope. [BBC News] Read more on The Rich Have Got Their Channels In the Bedrooms of the Poor…
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And Melting Ice Cap Mountain Tops For You

For a special treat, some reporters were allowed to eat food at the King of Saudi Arabia’s golden tent palace, when Hillary Clinton was there, and oh man so much food, it was crazy. Never seen so much food, plus like three kinds of tea, and dessert, and the teevee was showing Saudi off-road NASCAR during dinner, just so awesome. [Reuters] Read more on And Melting Ice Cap Mountain Tops For You…
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It’s Like Attention-Starved Iran Doesn’t Even Understand At ALL How Much It Snowed Here

Germany and France will help out Greece so it does not have to default on its debt, which it is apparently on the verge of doing (?). [New York Times] According to the impartial observer Iran, Iran has successfully enriched uranium. [Washington Post] Read more on It’s Like Attention-Starved Iran Doesn’t Even Understand At ALL How Much It Snowed Here…
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Whatever Washington D.C. Is Doing To Displease The Clouds So, Just Stop

Today Iran began enriching its uranium for what are definitely nuclear-type purposes. [New York Times] Joe Jackson, the alive father of the dead pop star Michael Jackson, believes his son was killed in a conspiracy, which is a thing that commonly happens. [CNN] Read more on Whatever Washington D.C. Is Doing To Displease The Clouds So, Just Stop…
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In Just A Few Hours, Scott Brown Will Be Crowned America’s Most Beloved Kennedy

Let’s all play this game in which we try to guess Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s bonus. Won’t be depressing at all. [New York Times] Toyota recalled many Priuses (Prii?) because of brake problems. Although, if a car crashes and ceases to exist, can you even imagine how that will like erase its carbon footprint? [Washington Post] Read more on In Just A Few Hours, Scott Brown Will Be Crowned America’s Most Beloved Kennedy…
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Thank You, NYT, For Taking ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ Lede Away From The Rest Of The Internet

The Tea Party Convention thing in Nashville will be broadcast on teevee, for a reason that apparently exists. [New York Times] Abstinence-only education works after all, which means the government will probably deploy a slightly re-worked “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Anything)” policy in our nation’s middle schools. [Washington Post] Read more on Thank You, NYT, For Taking ‘The Revolution Will Be Televised’ Lede Away From The Rest Of The Internet…
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Obama Makes Arrangements For Less Death, More Money

In his State of the Union Wednesday, Obama will announce a spending freeze for many of America’s domestic programs. As these programs do not include Lost, no one will care. [New York Times] Read more on Obama Makes Arrangements For Less Death, More Money…
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Conan O’Brien Gets Ted Kennedy’s Old Senate Seat Too!

Everyone’s threatening Facebook statuses worked!! NBC will pay Conan O’Brien $33 million dollars, and he can go back home to the television in eight months. [Los Angeles Times] Obama has decided that our country’s commercial banks can’t be as big as they want or trade for their own accounts, which is a thing that’s problematic, because of economics. [New York Times] Read more on Conan O’Brien Gets Ted Kennedy’s Old Senate Seat Too!…