Archive for December 2010

STARTing Silly Season in Treaty Ratification

It appears as if the United States Senate is falling into silly season over ratification or rejection of the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Of course, that’s assuming the Senate wasn’t already in silly season over other issues. Now, Republicans are against the treaty not because it “straitjackets the United States missile defense capabilities,”... Read more »

Will the GOP back a straight up or down DADT repeal?

The New York Times is reporting that House Democrats will push a standalone bill to repeal the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, but will GOP moderates back such a bill? House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Pennsylvania) could bring a bill to the floor as early as tomorrow. If and when... Read more »

YouTube's Most Watched Videos of 2010

YouTube’s most watched videos of 2010 1. BED INTRUDER SONG!!! 2. TIK TOK KESHA Parody – Key of Awe$ome #13 3. Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi 4. Annoying Orange Wazzup 5. Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like 6. Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10 7. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version 8. THE TWILIGHT... Read more »

Political Kibbles & Bits

The Mayoral Race Chicago Tribune: Emanuel records scrutinized in residency challenge Sun-Times: Emanuel claimed part-year residency in ’09 Chicago News Cooperative: Emanuel Eyed Mayoral Run Back in 2008 Sun-Times: Q&A with the Rev. James Meeks The National Scene NYT: Jobless Aides Comb the Democratic Market Politico: Look who’s a judicial activist now NYT: The Fed? Ron Paul’s Not... Read more »