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Name: William Rivers Pitt
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Hometown: Boston
Member since: 2001
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Yesterday and Today


I think Scott Brown done did some drankin' last night...

Scott Brown's strange late-night tweets draw attention

The Huffington Post this morning highlighted a few late-night tweets from former US Senator Scott Brown that could be described as curious.

The tweets shown here, except the last one, were all made in a 2-minute window early this morning, the story reports.

The tweets, and some damned funny responses: http://www.boston.com/news/source/2013/01/scott_browns_late_night_tweets_draw_attention.html

Best drinking songs

My submissions:





P.S. You're welcome.

As a writer, I have three personal heroes: Robert Penn Warren, Hunter Thompson and Stephen King

Robert Penn Warren is the reason I became a writer. Hunter S. Thompson is the reason I write politics. Stephen King is the reason I know how to do it.

Robert Penn Warren taught me that words can be music. Hunter S. Thompson taught me that passion belongs in political advocacy. Stephen King, however, taught me the most important lesson of all: Writers write.

In this, King has combined all three lessons.

Stephen King's eBook 'Guns' Attacks NRA, Gun Owners, Politicians Over Inaction And Hypocrisy

The author Stephen King today published Guns, a powerful essay about gun culture, in which he calls on gun owners to support the ban on semi-automatic weapons.

King, famous for writing books including Misery, The Shining, It and Carrie says in Guns, which was released as a short ebook on the Kindle Singles platform, that “strict gun control would save thousands of lives.”

He added that "to claim that America’s 'culture of violence' is responsible for school shootings is tantamount to cigarette company executives declaring that environmental pollution is the chief cause of cancer."

King, known for being a Democrat, is a gun owner, stating in the piece that he owns three handguns. He also has a tangential relationship to previous school shootings, as a number of teenage gunmen in the 1980s claimed to have been inspired in part by King's novella Rage. That story was originally written by King as an adolescent, and is about a teenage gunman. It was later published under the pen name Richard Bachman. Following the shooting incidents, King requested to his publisher that the story be pulled from circulation.

The rest: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/25/stephen-king-ebook-guns-_n_2551128.html

Saxby Chambliss has announced that he is retiring from the Senate

While the possibility of his seat going to a Democrat is remote, I still call this a good day.

Cleansing the Senate of a man who said Max Cleland did not jump on the grenade that cost him three limbs in Vietnam, but fell on the grenade because he was drunk (after getting a deferment from service himself), a man who ran campaign ads comparing Cleland to Osama bin Laden, is addition by subtraction in its starkest possible form.

Fuck you, Saxby. I shit on you from great height.

For those seeking to debunk Newtown conspiracy theories...



Two days in a row, posters have come looking for ways to slap down the nonsense.

Bookmark that link, and add any other good ones below.

Like this: http://www.greenwichtime.com/newtownshooting/article/State-Police-All-26-Newtown-victims-shot-with-4220548.php#ixzz2IvrbOHhC

The GOP is shocked! and offended!

...that Obama did not extend the hand of friendship to them during his inaugural address.


Seems legit. Maybe you assholes should have another meeting about how to fuck over the whole country in order to stop him.


Someone got a picture of Mitt today...I think I know why he skipped the inauguration.

Too much stuff to do, clearly.

Important: Some very bad shit went down in Virginia today - Please Read

Virginia GOP Pulls ‘Dirty Trick’ On Inauguration Day

Democrats in Virginia are accusing state Republicans of taking advantage of a prominent civil rights leader’s trip to Washington for the presidential inauguration to pull a “dirty trick” in order to take control of the state Senate in the 2015 elections.

The state Senate is split 20-20 between Republicans and Democrats. On Monday, while state Sen. Henry Marsh (D) — a 79-year-old civil rights veteran — was reportedly in Washington to attend President Obama’s second inaugural, GOP senators forced through a mid-term redistricting plan that Democrats say will make it easier for Republicans to gain a majority.

With Marsh’s absence, Senate Republicans in Richmond had one more vote than Senate Democrats and could push the measure through. The new redistricting map revises the districts created under the 2011 map and would take effect before the next state Senate elections in Virginia and would redraw district lines to maximize the number of safe GOP seats.

(snip...and for an added twist of the sick-fuckers knife...)

“On motion of Senator Stosch, the Senate adjourned in memory or [sic] General Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson at 4:10 p.m. to convene Tuesday, January 22, 2013,” read the official minutes of the legislative day.

The rest: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/01/republicans-dirty-trick-inauguration.php

Great day today.

Back to work tomorrow.

Rust never sleeps.

"Today we celebrate the only job the GOP created in 4 years."

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