Archive for the ‘ELECTIONS’ Category

Jul
2011
11

“In 2010, some 46 percent of working Americans who were eligible to vote did so, compared with 35 percent of the unemployed.”

“In 2010, some 46 percent of working Americans who were eligible to vote did so, compared with 35 percent of the unemployed.”
Hat tip to @MikeElk for tweeting this revelatory New York Times article about the relationship between low levels of voting among the unemployed — and their political action more broadly — and the response of lawmakers to their pleas: …unless you’re one of those unhappy 14 million, you might not even notice the problem. The...
Jun
2011
29

Bachmann: “We no longer have slavery. That’s a good thing.”

Bachmann: “We no longer have slavery.  That’s a good thing.”
We want to focus on Michele Bachmann’s assertion that abolishing the minimum wage will create jobs. We really want to. But, we just can’t get over this whole ‘the Founding Fathers fought tirelessly to end slavery’ bit. Did you miss it? Watch this loon go: A full transcript of this interview, if you trust your ...
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Jun
2011
19

Bill Maher Says 1) We Need Unions 2) We Need Infrastructure 3) Rick Perry’s Cowboy Boots Are “Kind of Gay”

Lookout! Bill Maher’s New Rules segment below has a little bit for every body: a quick Palin/Bachmann quip, musings on John Edwards’ smiling mug shot and a lengthy admonition of Rick Perry’s interest in seceding from the union (“a President of the United States who isn’t sold on the idea of the United States”)...