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On the same day she celebrated the long overdue exit of Mark Souder of Indiana, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow went after Rand Paul for fifteen minutes, browbeating him for his wrong answer to a hypothetical answer about a nearly fifty year old bill.

Rand Paul is a different shade of Right Wing than Mark Souder. I’m rather bored with the hypocrites of the Souder variety; hearing them talk just makes me tired.

I wish more Republican politicians were like Rand Paul–intellectually poised and (more…)

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We knew they’d do it eventually. It was only a matter of time before conservatives played the “Osama ≈ Obama” card. I mean, what the hell–their names kinda rhyme, right? So why not go for it? If Republicans continuously remind people of this phonetic coincidence, maybe everyone will start seeing Barack Obama as an al-Qaeda mastermind.

The GOP has been eying this tacky maneuver for quite awhile.  I’m surprised they held out as long as they did. But like a dog drooling over a milk bone, Mitt Romney inevitably found the free shot too enticing not to take. Today Romney posed for a snapshot with a New Hampshire woman who was brandishing a sign that read: “No to Osama, Obama, and Chelsea’s Moma.”

Since the Republican candidate from Massachusetts had not himself painted the handmade sign, Romney apparently saw nothing wrong with his standing next to it grinning like a goofy dip-shit. (more…)

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Yankees manager Joe TorreIn an interview with HBO’s Andrea Kremer, Gary Sheffield said the New York Yankees do not treat black and white players the same. Kenny Lofton has corroborated Sheffield’s story, and Sheffield bets Tony Womack will as well.

“Black players had an issue with (Manager) Joe Torre,” Sheffield stated. “They weren’t treated like everybody else. Even I got called out in a couple of meetings that I thought was unfair.”

Embarrassingly, team announcers Joe Girardi, Michael Kay, and Ken Singleton scrambled to the organization’s, and especially Torre’s, defense. Girardi, Kay, and Singleton spent the entire 7th inning defending Torre against not allegations but insinuations that he was a racist. The announcers called Sheffield’s comments “really, really off-base,” citing as their evidence the positive relationships Torre has had with men of color such as Mariano Rivera and Darryl Strawberry (two players who were successful during their tenures in New York City). The use of this example to prove their point illustrated that these sideshow commentators are even more clueless about racism than they are about baseball. (more…)

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