Monthly Archives: April 2014

Not the worst idea

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Political News

(Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel): “Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin’s voter ID law”   (The Hill): “Conservative lawmaker predicts Boehner won’t run for Speaker again”   (The Guardian): “John Kerry apologises for Israel ‘apartheid’ remarks”   (Real Clear Politics): “Court upholds EPA … Continue reading

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The NBA says goodbye to Donald Sterling (no tears flow)

In the event you haven’t been following the Donald Sterling story with rapt attention, here is the clip of NBA Commissioner Adam Silver putting the boots to the racist jackass.  

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Follow the money

Here’s a statistic to chew on this morning. The Wesleyan Media Project reports that two-thirds of Senate GOP and nearly half of Democratic advertising is sponsored by outside groups. As well, almost 60 percent of group spending is “dark money,” … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Out of the mouths of babes…

Who: The Ben Sasse U.S. Senate campaign   Where: Nebraska   What: We can say what, or we can say WTF. In this very peculiar ad, Ben Sasse, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Nebraska, has his two … Continue reading

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A.M. Headlines

(Chicago Tribune): “Oklahoma halts botched execution but inmate dies anyway”   (ABC News): “Amid Donald Sterling scandal, the Clippers unite”   (NBC News): “‘Life-Threatening’ flooding submerges Pensacola, Florida”   (BloombergBusinessweek): “Star Wars: Episode VII’ cast unveiled”   (Yahoo Sports): “Playoff … Continue reading

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Maria Muldaur – “Squeeze Me”

Maria Muldaur has been around a long time and is still working. Many people know her best for her 1974 hit “Midnight at the Oasis.” Even before then she was performing with the likes of John Sebastian, David Grisman, and … Continue reading

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Michal Socha’s new Simpsons opening

If you are a fan of The Simpsons, you’ve noticed some pretty interesting animation for their iconic opening “couch segments” this year. Most recently, Polish animator Michal Socha directed some work, which features a view of the inside of Homer’s … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: A California frat boy does an ad in someone’s basement

Who: The David Kanuth (D) campaign Where: The California 33rd Congressional District What: In this safe Democratic seat, some guy by the name of David Kanuth is running against a slew of better known candidates. Rep. HenryWaxman (D) will be … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Anti-Keystone pipeline group targets Sen. Rubio

 Who: NextGen Climate (billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer’s political action group)   Where: On Florida NBC affiliates in Miami, Tampa and Tallahassee   What’s going on: The ad is aimed at Sen. Marco Rubio as it presses him to ask … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: A very good ad from a GOP Senate candidate in Oregon

Who: The Monica Wehby campaign for U.S. Senate   Where: Oregon   What’s going on: Dr. Wehby is a paediatric neurosurgeon who will face three other candidates in the GOP primary on May 20th. The winner will run again Democratic … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: What ads look like in safe blue congressional districts

Who: The Don Beyer (D) campaign   Where: Virginia’s 8th Congressional District   What’s going on: Rep. James P. Moran (D) is retiring. There are 10 Democrats running in the June 10th primary for the right to crush whomever the … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Slinging the mud in Florida’s 19th Congressional District

 Who: The Lizbeth Benacquisto campaign (special election)   Where: Florida’s 19th Congressional District   What’s going on: GOP freshman Trey Radel resigned back in January after being arrested for purchasing cocaine from an undercover agent. The GOP primary to fill this very … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: American Idol’s Clay Aiken takes a run at politics (#NC-2nd CD)

Who: The Clay Aiken campaign   Where: North Carolina 2nd Congressional District   What: Former “American Idol” star Clay Aiken (D) is running for a seat in the House of Representatives in North Carolina. But before you dismiss this as … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: How not to make an attack ad

 Who: House Majority PAC (Democratic super-PAC), in support of Rep. Nick Rahall.   Where: West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District.   What’s going on: Nick Rahall was first elected to the House in 1976, and while it’s always hard to unseat … Continue reading

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Behind the Ad: Don’t confuse Michigan Republicans with logic (#MISenate)

Who: The Terri Lynn Land (R) campaign for U.S. Senate   Where: Michigan   What: I saw this one on CNN’s ever-moronic morning show yesterday. I could tell it was CNN because the hosts were going on about how clever … Continue reading

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