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Politics Wednesday!

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Politics Wednesday!

* Ben Smith at Politco dreams the dream: Franken ’16?

* More good news: God’s told Joe the Plumber not to run for office.

* But bad news: Glenn Beck guest Michael Scheuer says America’s only hope is a massive terrorist attack. Don’t miss Beck nodding sagely towards the end. Adam Serwer says it well:

But understand, this is not unpatriotic. You can wish all manner of horrors on this country, but as long as these horrors might serve a specific political agenda, you’re not being unpatriotic. Unpatriotic is a public health-care plan. Unpatriotic is a judge modifying sub-prime mortgage loans to keep a roof over someone’s head. Unpatriotic is phosphate-free detergent. Patriotic is wishing for a terrorist attack on the United States.

Patriotism is dead, long live patriotism.

* TPM and Washington Monthly tackle the EPA SUPPRESSION!!!!! “scandal” that’s been making the rounds; turns out a hobbyist working on non-climate matters for the agency decided a memo no one asked him to write prepared in his spare time should be published alongside recommendations produced by actual experts in the field. Fox News, naturally, agrees. Inhofe (R-Jupiter) has gone further, demanding Monday a criminal investigation.

* Also in climate news: Thomas Friedman says Waxman-Markey is very, very bad and we should support it. For what it’s worth Kevin Drum agrees.

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July 1, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Schadenfreudelicious

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Schadenfreudelicious: Joe the Plumber to quit the GOP.

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May 7, 2009 at 3:59 pm

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Wednesday, Wednesday

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Wednesday, Wednesday.

* Why is Boing Boing giving valuable blog real estate to global warming denialism? I see Cory has admirably tried to push back against the guest blogger, but still. What a sad day for Boing Boing.

* Michael Bérubé just took the GRE Literature in English subject test again. And lived to tell about it.

* Rethinking plagiarism? Sorry, but this isn’t that hard. Students know exactly what they’re doing when they plagiarize. Turn them over to Judicial Affairs and don’t think twice.

* Ten privacy settings every Facebook user should know.

* Joe the Plumber is now advising the GOP. WTFRepublicans?

* Fimoculous has found Wikipedia’s list of lists of fictional things.

* The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertberg was not impressed with Obama’s first inaugural. More shocking still is the unabashed anti-Hindu prejudice expressed in a demand that they be listed last in the litany of religious belief, even after hated atheists. Via Edge of the American West.

Joe the Plumber Goes to Israel

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Sometimes I get the impression the right-wing doesn’t take the world very seriously.

Joe The Plumber is putting down his wrenches and picking up a reporter’s notebook.

The Ohio man who became a household name during the presidential campaign says he is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for the conservative Web site pjtv.com.

I’m sure there’s something about this is not totally ridiculous.

He tells WNWO-TV in Toledo that he wants to let Israel’s ”’Average Joes’ share their story.”

Aha, of course! Now it all makes sense.

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January 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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This Cannot Be True

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Breaking radio silence on the incredible news of the Sarah Palin prank call.

A Quebec comedy duo notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state has reached Sarah Palin, convincing the Republican vice-presidential nominee she was speaking with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Impossibly, it’s true. Here’s the audio.

How could the McCain campaign have ever allowed this to happen? Is anyone minding the store over there?

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November 1, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Waiting for the Informercial

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Waiting for the Obama infomercial, a few links.

* To the right, your picture of the day.

* Lieberman to lose committee chairmanship? Yes, please.

* A recording contract for Joe the Plumber? Good lord, no.

* And MoDo writes her greatest column ever.

Manes Julii Caesaris paucis diebus aderant — “O, most bloody sight!” — cum Ioannes McCainus, mavericus et veteranus captivusque Belli Francoindosinini, et Sara Palina, barracuda borealis, qui sneerare amant Baracum Obamam causa oratorii, pillorant ut demagogi veri, Africanum-Americanum senatorem Terrae Lincolni, ad Republicanas rallias…

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October 29, 2008 at 11:14 pm

John McCain’s Rejected Robo-Call Scripts

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Hello. I’m calling for John McCain and the RNC because you need to know that Barack Obama has not accepted Joe the Plumber’s friend request on Facebook. We know he’s logged on, because we saw he changed his status on Monday. On Tuesday, he joined the group Art Historians Are Saucy. But he still won’t accept Joe the Plumber’s friend request. He knows it’s Joe. Joe uses the screen shot of the two of them together as his profile picture. That’s not a uniter. That’s the same old liberal-elite politics as usual.

John McCain’s rejected robo-call scripts. At McSweeney’s.

See also: “The Audacity of Despair.”

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October 29, 2008 at 3:09 pm