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The Book Booth: Labor Day Edition

Aug 30, 2014
The Book Booth: Labor Day Edition

Image: 9pixs.com The Book Booth is a weekly feature at The Political Carnival, relating news, notes, and reflections from the world of books and publishing. SeattleDan, along with his wife, SeattleTammy, are operators of both an on-line bookstore here, as well as a brick and mortar storefront mini-s...

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Your #WeekendCocktailMoment: The Bee's Knees Cocktail

Aug 30, 2014
Your #WeekendCocktailMoment: The Bee's Knees Cocktail

There's something special about a cocktail with a history as tasty as the potent potable. The Bee's Knees came out of Prohibition just in time for the roaring Twenties and infamy. From PBS.org, a bit more background to taste along with the drink. This concoction was born during the years of Prohibit...

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Things Get Worse For Mitch McConnell As His Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Bribery Scandal

Aug 30, 2014
Things Get Worse For Mitch McConnell As His Campaign Manager Resigns Amid Bribery Scandal

Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) barely teetering reelection campaign has suffered another gut punch as campaign manager Jesse Benton resigned amid allegations of his involvement in a bribery scandal. ...

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Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected

Aug 30, 2014
Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected

Over the past six years after every election, a relatively common question is why do so many Americans dependably vote against their own self-interests. Despite poor white people in southern red states barely surviving on slave wages, welfare, food stamps, and no adequate healthcare, they routinely ...

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Top Ten Labor Day Songs

Aug 29, 2014
Top Ten Labor Day Songs

Woody Guthrie (CC) In honor of the Labor Day holiday, I’ve revised a previous attempt at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people. The list...

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The ‘Washington Post’ Op-Ed Page Wants More War (Again)

Aug 28, 2014
The ‘Washington Post’ Op-Ed Page Wants More War (Again)

An ISIS guard in Syria (Reuters/Stringer) Click here to jump directly to Reed Richardson. Alter-reviews: Arcade Fire and Television live at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Summersta...

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Emily Arrowood & Brian Powell: The Foreign Leaders Conservative Media Wish Were In Charge Here

Aug 29, 2014
Emily Arrowood & Brian Powell: The Foreign Leaders Conservative Media Wish Were In Charge Here

International incidents are a prime opportunity to daydream about foreign leaders who'd make better presidents than Barack Obama, at least inside the conservative media bubble. David Cameron has now joined Vladimir Putin and Benjamin Netanyahu on the right's list of foreigners they'd rather have in ...

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Eric Hananoki: News Outlet: Karl Rove Twisted Our Reporting For His Anti-Dem Attack Ad

Aug 29, 2014
Eric Hananoki: News Outlet: Karl Rove Twisted Our Reporting For His Anti-Dem Attack Ad

The Colorado Independent criticized Fox News contributor Karl Rove and his political group for twisting its reporting into a misleading attack on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Rove is the co-founder of Crossroads GPS, an IRS 501(c)(4) group that funds attac...

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Bob McDonnell federal corruption trial hears closing arguments

Aug 29, 2014
Bob McDonnell federal corruption trial hears closing arguments

Former Virginia governors personal and financial affairs made public in five-week corruption trial that could end in prison termFormer Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were deeply in debt...

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John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants

Aug 30, 2014
John Kerry says 'airstrikes alone' will not defeat 'genocidal' Isis militants

Secretary of state will use Nato summit to seek world coalitionSaudi king: terror in Europe in a month and US a month afterUS operations in Iraq costing $7.5m a dayUK PM will seek new powers to tackle IsisUS Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday called for a world coalition to defeat the Islamic...

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Phyllis Schlafly: Women Can Avoid Domestic Violence By Focusing Marriage Instead Of Career

If we could all just listen to Phyllis Schlafly, we could get this country to where it belongs: in the first part of the last century. Being married makes a man care more about his family’s expectations and future because he sees his family as enduring. It also makes him more faithful and committed to his… Phyllis Schlafly: Women Can Avoid Domestic Violence By Focusing Marriage Instead Of Career Repost This Article

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Milquetoast David Gregory SACKED from NBC Get $4 mil

August 18, 2014
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david-gregory

Ousted “Meet the Press” anchor David Gregory was paid $4 million to leave NBC and signed a contract not to speak out against the network. <c ya) Gregory, 43, who moderated the show for six years, was unceremoniously dumped from the political program on Thursday after dismal ratings...

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Rush Limbaugh – Robin Williams ‘Political Leftist’ Values Made Him Kill Himself

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from wonkette: Dr. Rush Limbaugh, noted pharmaceuticals expert, had some thoughts on the death of Robin Williams today, and he figured out that it had less to do with depression than with Hollywood’s politics. You see, Williams, like all other liberals, was just a really sad...

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FSU Law Professor Shot In the Head

July 30, 2014
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GOP Reveals New, New .. EXTRA NEW Plan to ‘EMPOWER’ Women: TELL THEM THEY ARE STUPID

July 20, 2014
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War on Women

Republicans have a NEW plan to woo the women voters, and it’s new! And a plan! And unlike all the other new plans they’ve been trying, this one is totally going...

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Endangered Forest in Florida Will Be Leveled to Make Room for Walmart and Chick-Fil-A

July 17, 2014
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The Incredible Shrinking Benghazi Hearings

July 15, 2014
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Kid Develops “Greenhouse” – a plugin that Exposes Sellout Politicians

July 8, 2014
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Greenhouse app

Keeping track of sell out politicians has become a lot easier thanks to 16 year old Nick Rubin who created Greenhouse, a new browser plug-in that operates under the motto...

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Study: Children Of Same-Sex Couples Are Happier And Healthier Than Peers

July 7, 2014
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Kill Your KIN for Obama: Conservatives ‘Screw’ Obama by Modifying trucks to spew toxic black smoke

July 7, 2014
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Conservative Assholes

Kill Your KIN for Obama … All they need is the air that they breath just to love you. (RS) Conservatives who detest President Barack Obama and EPA clean...

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Freedom Bullets Injure 7 People on Bourbon Street

June 29, 2014
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Bourbon Street

Gunfire struck seven people on Bourbon Street in New Orleans early Sunday, police spokesman Frank Robertson said. All of the victims have been transported to a local hospital, with...

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GOPer John Huppenthal Admits Being Internet Troll Who Called Poor People ‘Lazy Pigs’

John Huppenthal

GOP a-hole (is there any other kind?) John Huppenthal, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction,  admits that he went to online forums and “occasionally dipped into the morass of incivility.” (a big...

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