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The Weekly Ass Clown – Larry Ward – Organizer of Gun Appreciation Day

January 15, 2013


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag   January 19, 2013 is the first Gun Appreciation Day, per its organizer – Larry Ward. Mr. Ward has promoted the day, which falls on the same weekend as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday observance, because he […]

December job numbers and thoughts on a progressive payroll tax system

January 4, 2013


A few interesting things I want to highlight (including a social security observation): 155k new jobs vs. 150k consensus November’s unemployment rate was revised up to 7.8%, which is the same as December’s rate – 7.8% 58.6% of population is employed and labor participation rate is 63.6%. These numbers are relatively low, and I would […]

Immediate gun control legislation’s “must haves”

December 22, 2012


Gun control legislation must begin with a ban of semi-automatic assault rifles and high-capacity clips, like the Bushmaster AR-15 and the 30 round magazines used kill 20 six- and seven-year olds, and six administrators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last week. However, the legislation must go far beyond that. Here is a […]

Debunking gun-rights enthusiasts’ claims

December 20, 2012


This is a great NY Times op ed by Nicholas Kristof that debunks gun enthusiasts claims against gun control. Some of the more interesting points are: Every two months we lose more Americans to gun violence than we did in 9/11 attacks Every year we lose 2,800 children and teenagers to guns Every year more […]

The Weekly Ass Clown – Gun-Rights Crazy Person Edition

December 18, 2012


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag This very special edition of the Weekly Ass Clown highlights some of the RWNJ gun-rights activists that said absolutely idiotic things in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. These Ass Clowns should be forever banned […]

Grover Norquist Dick Punch Is Off Limits… Ugh

November 16, 2012


As the three people who read my blog know, “We the People” is one way the White House is seeking input from the citizenry on important issues facing our country in the form of petitions to the White House’s Web site. There are more than 180 open petitions but the best one, sadly, has been […]


November 12, 2012


Right Wing Nut Jobs (RWNJ) are at it again … Secession (text below – courtesy of The Daily Caller) On Nov.7, the day after President Barack Obama was re-elected, the White House’s website received a petition asking the administration to allow Louisiana to secede. If 25,000 people sign the petition by Dec. 7, it will “require […]

The Weekly Ass Clown – Texas GOP Official – Peter Morrison

November 11, 2012


ass clown /as kloun/ n: an abject failure who is simultaneously arrogant, condescending and obnoxious. Synonym: douchebag   In the first installment of The Weekly Ass Clown we are introduced to Texas GOP official, Peter Morrison. Mr. Morrison called for his state to separate from the United States and the “maggots” who reelected President Barack […]


November 8, 2012


The GOP will be having an internal war for the direction of their party. The Evangelical base will try to move the party even further to the right on issues of women’s reproductive rights by trying to criminalize abortions through a personhood amendment. The Tea Party will beat their small government drum even louder and […]

Pew Research – Election Data

November 7, 2012


  Changing Face of America Helps Assure Obama Victory 11/7/2012 Barack Obama retained enough support from key elements of his base to win reelection, even as he lost ground nationally since 2008. In particular, Obama maintained wide advantages among young people, women, minorities, and both the less affluent and the well-educated. Overall, Obama benefited from […]

Full Transcript of President Obama’s Election Night Speech

November 7, 2012


Transcript courtesy of Federal News Service PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. (Cheers, applause.) It moves forward because of you. It moves […]

Other Notable Predictions

November 5, 2012


Here is a good round up of some pundits courtesy of Wonkblog. Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight: Obama 307, Romney 231. ”The model estimates that Mr. Romney would need to win the national popular vote by about one percentage point to avert a tossup, or a loss, in the Electoral College,” Silver writes. Sam Wang, Princeton Election Consortium: […]