politics

An index of blog posts tagged ‘politics’ here at MarkCz.com.
Mitt Romney lying about balanced budget, taxes

Mitt Romney lying about balanced budget, taxes

Mitt Romney is lying. He and Paul Ryan teamed up for a joint town hall meeting on Monday at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Here is what Mitt Romney said to the more than 3,000 people who came to hear him: " ... raising taxes slows down growth, and...

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

  $1.81: The price of gas when Obama took office.In the past few days, I have seen this meme spreading on Facebook — and back in September, Michele Bachmann was saying, "The day that President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon." Many Facebook...

Grover Norquist and the tax pledge = Rumpelstiltskin

Grover Norquist and the tax pledge = Rumpelstiltskin

Watching this 60 Minutes segment on Grover Norquist and his Americans for Tax Reform pledge this past Sunday night — "The Pledge: Grover Norquist's hold on the GOP" — it occurred to me that his story has some very familiar aspects. [includeme...

We Energies coal ash spills into Lake Michigan

We Energies coal ash spills into Lake Michigan

Wisconsin news made The Rachel Maddow Show again last night. That's because on Monday, coal ash from the grounds of We Energies' Oak Creek Power Plant was swept into Lake Michigan when a shoreline bluff collapsed during construction — ironically, for an air quality...

C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation

C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation

It was on The Rachel Maddow Show back on August 10 that I first heard of the New Apostolic Reformation. That segment, viewable above (transcript available online), aired just before Rick Perry entered the 2012 presidential race, and just after his August 6th prayer...

SC Johnson companies pay no Wisconsin income taxes?

SC Johnson companies pay no Wisconsin income taxes?

Over his 45-year career in journalism, David Cay Johnston has many impressive achivements. Tax reporter for the The New York Times from 1995 to 2006, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2000 and 2003, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting in 2001 "for his...

Austerity is dangerous class politics

Austerity is dangerous class politics

Watching the riots in England these days, one line from the video above keeps echoing in my mind: There's a term for this: "class politics," and it usually ends badly. Speaking about austerity in the video is Mark Blyth, a faculty...

Paul Ryan is Dagwood Bumstead

Paul Ryan is Dagwood Bumstead

In the video clip above we see Rachel Maddow, aggravated over Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and the tendency of the news media to portray him as a bright and earnest young man on the rise — a numbers-whiz with a sharpened pencil behind his ear who has the guts to level...

Find your polling place

Find your polling place

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in the USA, and the nonpartisan League of Women Voters has a very helpful website that can show you where to vote, how to register to vote, polling station details, voting eligibility requirements, ID requirements, and much...

Ron Johnson for Senate with no jobs plan?

Ron Johnson for Senate with no jobs plan?

Ron Johnson, Senate candidate from Wisconsin, is seen in the clip above, from Countdown with Keith Olbermann, addressing the central issue in this year's election: Jobs, jobs, jobs. What is Ron Johnson's jobs plan? His jobs plan is spending cuts. Which is to say that...

FedEx vs. UPS: ‘Brown Bailout Guy’

FedEx vs. UPS: ‘Brown Bailout Guy’

This was a highly irritating story on NPR's Morning Edition today: Trucking Rivals Fight Lobbying Battle Over Legislation In short, back in 1996, language was put into a must-pass aviation bill which classifies FedEx as an airline, not a trucking firm — preventing...

Glenn Beck, Eric Massa, and the worst interview ever

Glenn Beck, Eric Massa, and the worst interview ever

The clips included in the clip above really deserve to be enshrined in the Awkwardness Hall of Fame. I'm someone who grew up watching the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon year in and year out. I was tuned in when David Letterman interviewed Crispin Glover and Farrah Fawcett...

Dick Cheney: A record of recklessness

Dick Cheney: A record of recklessness

I have mostly ignored Dick Cheney and his torrent of wrongheaded criticism over the last year. Something is obviously broken in the man — namely, any sense of humility that would prompt a rational person to shut his mouth. Reportedly, Cheney criticized the Obama...

‘Prayer for Obama’: Psalms 109:8

‘Prayer for Obama’: Psalms 109:8

To appreciate how boneheaded this mistake is, you first have to actually read Psalm 109 and be able to understand it. Ready? Great. Here are the first eleven verses: God whom I praise, do not be silent! Wicked and deceiving words are being said about me, false...

Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart: Out-crazying Glenn Beck

Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart: Out-crazying Glenn Beck

Keith Olbermann's segments on Glenn Beck's Rockefeller Center lunacy the past two nights have been hysterical. Do not miss these: The clip above is from Thursday night's installment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. In it, Keith analyzes Glenn Beck's...

Heat wave, power cuts, and protests in India

While American politicians bicker over whether to pass a clean energy bill, people in India are really feeling the heat these days. Today's Weather Underground forecast for New Delhi called for a high of 111° F. going up to 114° F. for Monday. Here are some recent BBC...

Roland Burris, Senate Trail Blazer

No matter what else I try to do today, my feeble little brain won't stop singing the song in the video above — "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" by Warren Zevon, shown here in his last public performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. [includeme...

politics

An index of blog posts tagged ‘politics’ here at MarkCz.com.

Mitt Romney lying about balanced budget, taxes

Mitt Romney is lying. He and Paul Ryan teamed up for a joint town hall meeting on Monday at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Here is what Mitt Romney said to the more than 3,000 people who came to hear him: " ... raising taxes slows down growth, and...

Price of gas when Obama took office: $1.81

  $1.81: The price of gas when Obama took office.In the past few days, I have seen this meme spreading on Facebook — and back in September, Michele Bachmann was saying, "The day that President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon." Many Facebook...

We Energies coal ash spills into Lake Michigan

Wisconsin news made The Rachel Maddow Show again last night. That's because on Monday, coal ash from the grounds of We Energies' Oak Creek Power Plant was swept into Lake Michigan when a shoreline bluff collapsed during construction — ironically, for an air quality...

C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation

It was on The Rachel Maddow Show back on August 10 that I first heard of the New Apostolic Reformation. That segment, viewable above (transcript available online), aired just before Rick Perry entered the 2012 presidential race, and just after his August 6th prayer...

SC Johnson companies pay no Wisconsin income taxes?

Over his 45-year career in journalism, David Cay Johnston has many impressive achivements. Tax reporter for the The New York Times from 1995 to 2006, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2000 and 2003, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting in 2001 "for his...

Austerity is dangerous class politics

Watching the riots in England these days, one line from the video above keeps echoing in my mind: There's a term for this: "class politics," and it usually ends badly. Speaking about austerity in the video is Mark Blyth, a faculty...

Paul Ryan is Dagwood Bumstead

In the video clip above we see Rachel Maddow, aggravated over Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and the tendency of the news media to portray him as a bright and earnest young man on the rise — a numbers-whiz with a sharpened pencil behind his ear who has the guts to level...

Find your polling place

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in the USA, and the nonpartisan League of Women Voters has a very helpful website that can show you where to vote, how to register to vote, polling station details, voting eligibility requirements, ID requirements, and much...

Ron Johnson for Senate with no jobs plan?

Ron Johnson, Senate candidate from Wisconsin, is seen in the clip above, from Countdown with Keith Olbermann, addressing the central issue in this year's election: Jobs, jobs, jobs. What is Ron Johnson's jobs plan? His jobs plan is spending cuts. Which is to say that...

FedEx vs. UPS: ‘Brown Bailout Guy’

This was a highly irritating story on NPR's Morning Edition today: Trucking Rivals Fight Lobbying Battle Over Legislation In short, back in 1996, language was put into a must-pass aviation bill which classifies FedEx as an airline, not a trucking firm — preventing...

Glenn Beck, Eric Massa, and the worst interview ever

The clips included in the clip above really deserve to be enshrined in the Awkwardness Hall of Fame. I'm someone who grew up watching the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon year in and year out. I was tuned in when David Letterman interviewed Crispin Glover and Farrah Fawcett...

Dick Cheney: A record of recklessness

I have mostly ignored Dick Cheney and his torrent of wrongheaded criticism over the last year. Something is obviously broken in the man — namely, any sense of humility that would prompt a rational person to shut his mouth. Reportedly, Cheney criticized the Obama...

‘Prayer for Obama’: Psalms 109:8

To appreciate how boneheaded this mistake is, you first have to actually read Psalm 109 and be able to understand it. Ready? Great. Here are the first eleven verses: God whom I praise, do not be silent! Wicked and deceiving words are being said about me, false...

Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart: Out-crazying Glenn Beck

Keith Olbermann's segments on Glenn Beck's Rockefeller Center lunacy the past two nights have been hysterical. Do not miss these: The clip above is from Thursday night's installment of Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC. In it, Keith analyzes Glenn Beck's...

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