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O’Malley’s Iowa visit sparks 2016 speculation, comparisons to Hillary Rodham Clinton

"DES MOINES — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was the only potential 2016 presidential contender to set foot in Iowa over the weekend, and yet the Democrat didn’t really have the stage to himself.

The good news for O’Malley is that he appeared to be taken seriously during a two-day swing through this state, whose first-in-the-nation caucuses give it disproportionate influence in deciding the Democratic presidential nominee every four years. Almost every party activist interviewed after O’Malley’s appearances said they would welcome an alternative to Clinton in the 2016 White House race, despite polls that show her the overwhelming choice of Democrats nationwide."

Whole article here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/omalleys-iowa-visit-sparks-2016-rumors-and-comparisons-to-hillary-rodham-clinton/2014/06/22/87a4064a-f6e3-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html?hpid=z3

"He's Opening his Mouth Again!" from Tom Toles

Wes and Tony with a lesson on Complaining

Spider-Man Statue Removed From South Korean Playground Because It Has A Gigantic Boner (NSFW*)

"After erecting a statue of Spider-Man in a South Korean shopping center, artist Eunsuk Yoo met stiff resistance from the people who run it. It seems they took a long, hard look at the spectacular piece after suspicions were aroused about its suitability. The statue has now been yanked off, despite being impressively hung on that wall for almost a year. Yoo may feel he got the shaft, but one hopes he understands the thrust of the mall’s decision."

Whole article and a bunch more double entendres for penises at
http://comicsalliance.com/spider-man-statue-south-korea-gigantic-boner-eunsuk-yoo/?trackback=tsmclip


* In keeping with DU's prudish traditions.

The Friends of Dave Brat

By Charles P. Pierce on June 11, 2014

"The most revelatory piece about how Dave Brat came to be the likely new congressman from the Seventh Congressional District of the Commonwealth of Virginia ran in Tiger Beat On The Potomac back on April 17. (We noted it at the time.) It also undermines the emerging character of Dave Brat, Ordinary Joe. A lot of the credit for his upset is going (rightly) to various radio hosts who took the payola from wingnut sugar daddies as described by Ken Vogel and MacKenzie Weinger. Mark Levin took almost $800,000 from Americans For Prosperity. Laura Ingraham was on the arm, too. Brat also seems to owe his job to Cato Institute president John Allison.

The funding for the program came from John Allison, the former CEO of BB&T (a financial-services company) who now heads the Cato Institute. The two share an affinity for Ayn Rand: Allison is a major supporter of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Brat co-authored a paper titled "An Analysis of the Moral Foundations in Ayn Rand." Brat says that while he isn't a Randian, he has been influenced by Atlas Shrugged and appreciates Rand's case for human freedom and free markets."

read of the article here:

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Friends_Of_Dave_Brat

BB&T, hardly the anti-corporate anti-banking dude.

To Eric Cantor, let me be the first to say:

Haw-Haw

Tom the Dancing Bug on Climate Change: "Thanks Obama"

Lore Sjoberg on solving complex problems

For those who don't know who he is, he's a humorist and former columnist for Wired.

I stole this bit of advice from a column of his years ago and find it very appropriate:


"Write what you know," or "Your ideas on how to bring peace to the planet are stupid and wrong."

"So you were in the Gifted and Talented Education program. So was practically every other saliva-pot with a domain name and a text editor. For that matter, so was the guy next door who believes that Mars is made of styrofoam. The world is not waiting for your revealed truth. Crime, war, prejudice, and hate have not been hanging around all these millennia waiting for your mom to forget her pill so that you can eradicate them. Complex problems don't have simple solutions. Any five-paragraph essay that claims to be able to end any problem that's been around for more than a three years has no more worth than a program that fills the screen with the sentence "I TOOK MY PARENTS' PRAISE TOO SERIOUSLY."


Tom the Dancing Bug's Mass Shooting Comic Template:

Establishment Republicans

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Rob Rogers:

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