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Michael Steele Wants You to Know He’s the Best Boss Ever!

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Before the “Bush 43” years, and especially during the early ‘90s, when I was at Crazy Go Nuts University, I often voiced my observation that:

  • Conservatives were people you didn’t necessarily agree with politically, but found likeable and would gladly invite to a party, wedding, kegger or road trip, and
  • Liberals were people with whom you might agree on a political level, but were tiresome and always threatening to invite you to some rally or other tiresome crashing bore of an event.

I miss the Barry Goldwater conservatives of yore and look forward to the day when they oust the Fox News/End Times-insane among their ranks. I don’t know if any of the Republican Party interns in the photos below posing with Chairman Michael Steele are the more sensible sort, but at least the poses in these photos – which are rather like the poses I’d do with my boss and coworkers – are a glimmer of hope that not all conservatives have gone tragically, completely and humourlessly off the rails.

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Math is for Liberal Elitists, Anyway

Have you ever had a coach that asked you to “give 110 percent”? Judging from the infographic below, 193 is the new 110:

FOX Pie chart showing support for Republican candidates for 2012: 70% back Palin, 63% back Huckabee, 60% back Romney

If you’re going for sheer entertainment value and nothing else, back Palin. It would be like watching a real-life, large-scale version of Marat/Sade.

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I Do Not Think That Word Means What Fox News Thinks It Means

Clipping from Fox News site: "GOP SWEEP: McDonnell cruises to victory in the Virginia gubernatorial race as Christie upsets incumbent Gov. Corzine in New Jersey; Democrat Owens takes closely watched NY congressional seat."

Two out of three races is pretty good, but it’s not a sweep.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons

Here’s a selection of my favourite political editorial comics of the week:


Bloomberg: Canadian Health Care, Even with Queues, Bests U.S.


Allan B. Bevere: On Why the Church in America Cannot Speak Truth to Power


Cogitamus: Wingnut Values on Parade


The Root: Jimmy Carter, True Son of the South, Hits Nail on the Head


FiveThirtyEight: IBD/TIPP Doctors Poll Is Not Trustworthy


[Thanks to AZSpot!]

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The New Republican Party Logo

It’s a much more appropriate animal than the elephant, and as you can see in this article, quite intelligently designed:

New Republican logo: dinosaur