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Andrew Breitbart, “Family Man,” Died Dipping Into Bars, Walking the Streets Alone

Andrew Breitbart is dead.  He leaves behind his wife, Susan Bean Breitbart and their four (four!) kids.

“Liberal” commentators like CNN’s Piers Morgan are referring to Breitbart as a “family man:”

Morgan praised Breitbart for his passion (He worked ferociously and apparently did not sleep much, Morgan shared), adding that he had been a family man who was more intelligent than many gave him credit for being.

Breitbart was a “family man?”

Breitbart, the 43-year-old conservative pundit and provocateur who died suddenly early Thursday while walking near his Los Angeles home, had stopped into The Brentwood, a nearby bar and restaurant. There, he struck up a conversation with Arthur Sando, a marketing executive who didn’t know Breitbart but likely was the last person to talk extensively with him before he died.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sando says he arrived at the bar in the tony Brentwood section of L.A. around 10 p.m. …


Again, a family man?  Hey, let’s rewrite history as Repubs are so wont to do.  But wait.  Let’s look at a few simple facts:  A  “family man” with four kids was walking around Brentwood, alone, “shortly after midnight” this morning.

Sound like a “family man” to you?

(The image above was taken from this video.)


March 1, 2012 at 8:46 PM 2 comments

Joe Arpaio Wears a Glock Tie Tack?

I watched part of a press conference Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio held today to announce that President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a “fraud.”  (Can you believe Republicans want to replay this movie?  Yep, it’s an election year alright.)

(As an aside, I want to congratulate Arpaio for having nothing better to do but spend who knows what resources and time on this, ahem, urgent investigation.  If I were a taxpayer in his county I’d be furious, and I mean furious. What about all those ‘illegals” running around everywhere?)

Anyway, I’m thinking big bad “peace officer” Arpaio was wearing a Glock or pistol-like tie tack:

What say you all?

March 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM 4 comments

Bravo to Maryland — the Eighth State to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Despite the ball and chain Republicans/conservatives have around our legs and arms as they try to drag us back into the good ol’ days of the 18th century, progressives (as in moving ahead, progressing — hello!) have prevailed in Maryland:

Maryland Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Maryland became the eighth state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, just as opponents [conservatives] were ramping up efforts to repeal the new law at the ballot box.

At a ceremony in the state capitol building attended by a cheering crowd of gay-marriage supporters, Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the measure he has hailed as a sign of “equal respect for the freedom of all.”

Equal respect for the freedom of all?  What?

Massachusetts, Iowa, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York and the District of Columbia currently allow gay and lesbian nuptials.

Washington will join the list in June unless opponents [conservatives] stop it ahead of a possible ballot initiative, and Maryland will be added in January 2013 unless its law, too, is overturned by a threatened referendum in November [orchestrated by conservatives].


Thank you Governor Martin O’Malley for signing this bill.  I can only image the hate mail and threats you’ve received of late.

March 1, 2012 at 7:29 PM Leave a comment

The Treat-Women-Like-Fourth-Class-Citizens Amendment Fails in the Senate

By a very narrow margin, the “Blunt amendment” a/k/a the wingnut amendment that would have allowed women’s bosses to determine what kind of health insurance coverage they had, failed today in the U.S. Senate:

Sen. Roy Blunt

The Senate on Thursday defeated a GOP-backed bid to allow employers to opt out of provisions of Obamacare that they found morally objectionable, including the contraception mandate. The vote to table the so-called Blunt amendment fell mostly along party lines, 51-48.
Although, as Politico notes, a handful of Democrats did break ranks: Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Ben Nelson of Nebraska.


“Democrats” Manchin and Casey have got to go.  Thankfully, Nelson is retiring.

March 1, 2012 at 4:03 PM Leave a comment

Michigan Republicans Change Primary Rules After the Fact, Give Romney a Win

Hey, if the guy you want to win doesn’t win based on the rules, change the rules!

The Mitt Romney-Rick Santorum Michigan primary results just got a little more contentious.

Michigan’s two at-large delegates to the Republican National convention will be awarded to Michigan native Mitt Romney, following a vote last night by the state party’s credentials’ committee.

The vote came despite the party’s rules that the two at-large delegates are supposed to be awarded on a proportional basis based on the statewide popular vote. Romney won the statewide vote by a 41% to 38% margin over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

The rest of the state’s delegates will be split evenly between Romney and Santorum because each won seven congressional districts across the state.

As a result, Romney gets 16 delegates and Santorum 14.


So, instead of the primary results ending in a tie between Romney and Santorum, Romney wins!


March 1, 2012 at 3:51 PM Leave a comment

Cute Magazine Cover

This is the cover of the March 5 – 11 issue of Bloomberg BusinessWeek.  So cute.

March 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM Leave a comment

Wingnut Insanity of the Day: President Obama Killed Andrew Breitbart

Oy.  Check out the compilation of tweets over at Buzzfeed of people accusing Obama, or his thugs, of killing Andrew Breitbart.

Here’s one of them:


March 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM Leave a comment

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