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Megan McArdle Suggests We Train Children to Act as Human Body Shields — Seriously.

Megan McArdle Suggests We Train Children to Act as Human Body Shields — Seriously. | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Leave it to pink Himalayan salt enthusiast Megan McArdle to propose what may be the dumbest f'ing solution to keeping our children safe from gun violence that has ever been proposed — I’m talking weapons-grade dumb. The sort of dumb that has the power to bend space and time.....

Read MORE here: http://angryblackladychronicles.com/2012/12/17/megan-mcardle-suggests-we-train-children-to-act-as-human-body-shields-seriously/
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Musings on Politics, The Tea Party, and America's Rampant Electile Dysfunction
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Like your politics serious and funny at the same time? Then check this out....

Tea With the Mad Hatter: Musings on Politics, The Tea Party, and America's Rampant Electile Dysfunction: Michael Charney, Michael Stafford: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

 

 

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"If you are fed up with our dysfunctional political system, the two parties which control it and with media shrillness and banality you will like Michael Charney's clever essays on our 'Electile Dysfunction." This book will make you smile, make you think, and it might just make you even angrier about the sorry state of American politics. We need more voices like Michael Charney's calling for change."  


--Linda Killian, author of
The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

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Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013 - YouTube

Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013 - YouTube | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Anat Shenker-Osorio from Closing Plenary, Netroots Nation 2013, San Jose, CA June 22, 2013
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Boehner mocks colleagues on immigration

Boehner mocks colleagues on immigration | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
(CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner is mocking fellow House Republicans for saying that it's too hard to tackle the controversial issue of immigration reform.
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Deleted tweets spark controversy in Illinois gubernatorial race

Deleted tweets spark controversy in Illinois gubernatorial race | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
(CNN) - Amid backlash for tweeting out an article with inflammatory language, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign said Thursday it didn't thoroughly read the story before blasting it out to its Twitter followers.
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Bill Nye Pummels Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn In Climate ... - PoliticusUSA

Bill Nye Pummels Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn In Climate ... - PoliticusUSA | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
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Colorado Republican Falls for Satire Story, Freaks Out and Proposes Bill Banning Food Stamps for Weed Purchases

Colorado Republican Falls for Satire Story, Freaks Out and Proposes Bill Banning Food Stamps for Weed Purchases | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
I'll admit, I've never worked inside a political campaign or for any politician.  That being said, I do know that they often have a team of people working for them assigned to various roles, helpin...
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Pro-Democrat group says 9 of the 10 poorest states are Republican

Pro-Democrat group says 9 of the 10 poorest states are Republican | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
The partisan blogosphere is filled with arguments over whether liberal or conservative policies are better for states. No matter what is proposed -- cutting the sales tax, raising the minimum wage, etc.
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The problem I always have with things like this is that too many will take correlation for causation. There could be a host of reasons for why this is true. It also forgets that a "red state" could be one with less than 50% registered GOP'ers (in fact, it probably is). It could also mean that the poor aren't able to vote "blue" because they've been disenfranchised or gerrymandered out of significance....  Many possiblities exist, but I fear that most on the far left will see only the one that Occupy wanted us to see....

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'I Just Freaking Answered It!' Mary Katharine Ham Clashes with O'Reilly Again ... - Mediaite

'I Just Freaking Answered It!' Mary Katharine Ham Clashes with O'Reilly Again ... - Mediaite | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
'I Just Freaking Answered It!' Mary Katharine Ham Clashes with O'Reilly Again ...
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Last week Bill O'Reilly and HotAir Editor-at-Large Mary Katharine Ham fought over pot legalization, and Ham returned Monday night for round two.
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FixGov's Review of 2013: Tea Party Battles Within in the GOP

FixGov's Review of 2013: Tea Party Battles Within in the GOP | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it

Through historical narrative, Jonathan Rauch explains that GOP infighting with the Tea Party was one of the most important developments of 2013.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Scott's makeover attempt brings more failures

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Scott's makeover attempt brings more failures | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
When Rick Scott took office in 2011, Floridians had serious doubts about their new governor and as it turned out, those concerns were well founded.
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Take a minute and ask yourself this question: Once you saw the name of the author's article, did you doubt for a moment what the content was going to be? Reminds me of this piece I wrote a while back.... http://www.chasingglennbeck.com/homeblog/2012/2/14/crying-wolf-with-crystal-ball.html#.UrCGFbgo76U

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▶ David Silverman and Sean Hannity arguing about the "War on Christmas" - YouTube

David Silverman holds his own against Sean Hannity and the alleged "war on christmas"
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Once more, the strange and wonderful "War on Christmas," in which those who feel abused are themselves taking the joy out of the holiday... There's no "war" on Christmas, Sean.... just look around....

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Rucho defends controversial tweet

Rucho defends controversial tweet | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Republican N.C. Sen. Bob Rucho was unapologetic Monday after his controversial tweet sparked a firestorm of criticism online, on national television – and even from his state party chairman.
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Here's what he wrote: “Justice Robert’s pen & Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis, Soviets & terrorists combined.”

In what alternative universe does a guy like this get elected 8 times?!!??

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/16/4549250/nc-gop-asks-sen-bob-rucho-to-apologize.html#.UrBXjrgo601#storylink=cpy
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Fox News host Megyn Kelly tells kids: Jesus and Santa are both ...

Fox News host Megyn Kelly tells kids: Jesus and Santa are both ... | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Wednesday assured children viewing her program that both Jesus Christ and Santa Claus were white men even though some liberals were trying to make them black. In a column for Slate ...
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Megyn Kelly proves once again how easy it is to Palinize facts....

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Greg Russak's comment, December 13, 2013 4:43 PM
The video is priceless. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkGA_rgHRY
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The Fox Effect » Balloon Juice

The Fox Effect » Balloon Juice | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
My Dad changed from a country-club Republican voter (although he was registered as a Democrat his entire life) into a FOX news addict who wholeheartedly bought into the Bill O'Reilly/Sean Hannity line of disinformation.
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Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United

Signature needed: Senate will vote on Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Money is not speech, and the Supreme Court’s decisions Citizens United and McCutcheon have perverted our democracy.

It's time to pass a constitutional amendment.
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In GOP civil war, an outsized advantage

In GOP civil war, an outsized advantage | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) – It's been widely reported. The Republican Party is locked in battle. Establishment Republicans are being challenged by insurgents hoping to purify the brand and return the GOP to small government, free market principles.
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Ted Cruz just doomed the GOP — but not in the way you think

Ted Cruz just doomed the GOP — but not in the way you think | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
He won a small battle with his debt limit gambit, but also made the GOP's extortion tactics much harder. Here's why
    
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Players Guide 2014

Players Guide 2014 | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it

"Can't tell the players without a scorecard!"

 

Who are the people and groups behind the TV ads in the 2014 federal elections? Below is a list of organizations that have been active or are expected to be active in raising and spending money to influence voters in 2014. Click on the links to read profiles of each organization. The groups were selected based on the amounts they have spent, or say they plan to spend, or the media attention they have attracted. It is not a comprehensive list, and additional groups will be added as the campaign season unfolds.

 

Many of these groups may legally raise and spend unlimited amounts of money. They are known as super PACs and must register with the Federal Election Commission. Others may legally raise unlimited donations and avoid disclosing their donors. Those groups do not file with the FEC, but register rather with the IRS under Section 501(c).

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Minimum wage fear and loathing not based on evidence

Minimum wage fear and loathing not based on evidence | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Increasing the minimum wage wouldn’t lead to a wages blowout and cutting it would just mean more working poor (Sensible piece about min wage by @GrogsGamut debunking ideology of the Business Council & Tea Party in the Govt
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FBI not expected to file charges in IRS targeting of tea party groups: report

FBI not expected to file charges in IRS targeting of tea party groups: report | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation didn’t find the kind of political bias needed to file criminal charges over the Internal Revenue Service’s heightened scrutiny of tea party groups, law enforcement officials told the Wall Street Journal.
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Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider ‘Voter Fraud’ A Significant Problem

Voter Suppression Group’s Poll Finds Most Do Not Consider ‘Voter Fraud’ A Significant Problem | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
A new poll by a pro-voter suppression group asked 1,000 American adults about the issue of voter fraud in the United States.

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Once again, conservatives have to lie in order to try to justify voter suppression efforts.

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What the results tell me is that some Americans are woefully misinformed.

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Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly's white Christmas war at Fox News - IrishCentral

Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly's white Christmas war at Fox News - IrishCentral | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly's white Christmas war at Fox News IrishCentral Accurately sensing a threat to their 16-year-old news channel, Fox pulled Brigadier General of the War on Christmas Bill O'Reilly out this week, who gallantly sprang to...
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Daily Kos: Pope Francis Responds to Rush Limbaugh's "Marxist ...

Daily Kos: Pope Francis Responds to Rush Limbaugh's "Marxist ... | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
Limbaugh and Pope Francis could not be more diametrically opposed when it comes to issues of money and poverty. Whereas Francis has been known to don "regular priest" duds and sneak out of the Vatican to minister to ...
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Get over it.

Get over it. | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it

Thanks to gay.com on Facebook


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News Corpse » Glenn Beck Names His “Man of the Year”:

News Corpse » Glenn Beck Names His “Man of the Year”: | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
America has been on pins and needles waiting to find out who Glenn Beck regards as the person who had the most impact on the world in 2013. Suffice to ...
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Why The Proposed Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Renders the Tea Party Powerless

Why The Proposed Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Renders the Tea Party Powerless | Tea With The Mad Hatter | Scoop.it
What's behind the Ryan-Murray bipartisan budget deal which one news site called "a new era in cooperation"? Is it all about preventing the Tea Party from ever using the government shutdown as a weapon?
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