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Dave Hackel

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Who Should We Hate Next?

(33) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 2:26 PM

Remember in grade school when one person would act up and your teacher would make the entire class stay after school? Didn't you hate that? Of course you did. Because that meant that the perfectly nice and well behaved children -- the majority -- were punished due to the actions...

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Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

(4) Comments | Posted June 16, 2010 | 4:34 PM

I've heard it said that complaining doesn't solve anything, it merely restates the problem. That may be true, but sometimes it's worth restating problems just to make sure that everyone knows what solutions they should be working on. Well, that, and sometimes it just feels good to bitch a little....

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(25) Comments | Posted March 4, 2010 | 2:41 PM

I don't know who devises and disseminates the Republican talking points every day, but they're brilliant. And since brilliance is not a quality that I readily associate with Michael Steele, I'm guessing it's Roger Ailes. Or maybe the G.O.P. hired the amazing network of people who got the word out...

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Sarah Palin for President

(82) Comments | Posted February 9, 2010 | 1:54 PM

I think "Palin For President" has a nice ring to it. And I've got a lot of reasons.

Sarah Palin should be our next president because:

- She's completely selfless. She's willing to become our next chief executive so that Bush won't go down in history as the least informed...

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Pure Insanity: Making Sense Of 'News' And Politics

(34) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 1:56 PM

It keeps happening -- every day the "news" is filled with statements that give me no other choice than to just shake my head and say, "Huh?" These stories just don't compute. And I've tried every way I can think of, including adding up the IQ's of the reporters and...

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(25) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 12:19 PM

Everyday the news is filled with statements that just don't make any sense to me. The ideas they espouse are so jarringly disconnected that I just can't seem to make them resemble anything even close to logical thought. So I write them down. Then I study them later. The ones...

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What If Obama Had Turned Down The Nobel?

(9) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 6:15 PM

When it was announced that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he gave the perfect "I'll say it so you don't have to" response. He said that he didn't think he'd earned it. Then he went on to say thank you, explain how honored he was and that he...

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The Weak In Review

(8) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 2:07 AM

Well, let's see...

Cheney-wise, it was a good week. Nobody on any major news outlet interviewed him. So for a blissful few days his fear mongering and arrogance was not publicly validated by anyone. Oh, he'll be back, but let's bow our heads in thanks for his brief absence.


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Apparently Laws ARE Made To Be Broken

(47) Comments | Posted August 30, 2009 | 11:27 PM

Chris Wallace recently gave Dick Cheney a forum to lecture about how Obama's Justice Department is making a horrible mistake in looking into things that were done during his administration. (It's also often referred to as the Bush administration, but I think we all know who was the marionette and...

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Enough's Enough!

(20) Comments | Posted August 2, 2009 | 8:11 PM

Politics used to be a dirty business. It's changed.

It's gotten dirtier.

And I hate it.

Politics has become a no-holds-barred game of no-pad tackle football played on a sloppy, grimy field. And you know who's got the better team? The Republicans.

I don't think they have...

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I Came Out of Rehab Because Sean Hannity's A Liar

(76) Comments | Posted July 10, 2009 | 3:23 PM

I've often posted here about the horrors of Fox News. Each time I do, friends ask me a very simple and valid question: "If Fox News upsets you so much, why do you continue to watch?"

I always give them the same answer -- "Fox News is the train...

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Twenty Questions About Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter

(6) Comments | Posted June 23, 2009 | 1:47 AM

I wasn't going to do it. I swear it. I wasn't going to write anything more about Fox and the crazy hateful crap they toss into the airwaves every single day. I mean, after all, Fox is still there doing what they do, so clearly I wasn't helping. Why keep...

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Caution: Pundits On This Network May Appear More Relevant Than They Are

(28) Comments | Posted June 16, 2009 | 10:30 AM

Recently, while interviewing Senator Bernie Sanders about healthcare, CNN's Wolf Blitzer quoted Karl Rove and then asked the Senator for his opinion. Sanders' response was one I've been hoping to hear from somebody for years. Enjoy it with me.

"Oh, my goodness. Well, I mean, the credibility of Karl Rove,...

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"The Hannitus"

(30) Comments | Posted May 20, 2009 | 2:47 PM

Sit still for a moment. Feel the breeze?

Let me guess. A lot of it's coming from your right, isn't it?

Thought so.

It's a bird.

A big one. Big enough to actually create the wind that you're feeling.

Called the Hannitus Blabanoxia, it's a loud, spineless, flightless...

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Torture Makes My Head Hurt

(36) Comments | Posted April 27, 2009 | 4:58 PM

Please help me out. I'm very confused about the whole torture situation so I'm trying to collect all the various points of view and make sense of them. And the duality of the arguments is giving me a headache.

All I want is to find something, or someone, to believe....

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Evil Bully Sits Down With Smug Sycophant

(10) Comments | Posted April 23, 2009 | 10:41 AM

If Dick Cheney were to sit down and allow himself to be questioned by Walter Cronkite, it would be news. But, I'm sorry, Dick Cheney sitting down with Sean Hannity is like watching a ten-year-old interview his father for a school project. Actually, that's probably an insult to both ten-year-olds...

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Electric Cars Are Un-American -- That's Crazy...Even For Limbaugh

(32) Comments | Posted April 1, 2009 | 10:39 AM

Rush Limbaugh is in heaven. (I'd use the phrase "pig in shit" but I see no need to be disrespectful...or too on the money.) You see, there's a Democrat in the White House, so the gloves are off. Rush is free to unleash all of his bile and bias until...

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A. I. Gee Whiz, Give Me A ****ing Break!

(8) Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | 1:00 PM

When the stock market first tanked and everyone began to panic, I was right there near the head of the line. Apparently I had unknowingly put my money in something called "The Ever Growing List Of Failures Fund."

I was advised that while these stocks might recover one day,...

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Two Dozen Six Word Political Essays

(12) Comments | Posted March 13, 2009 | 4:08 PM

A few weeks ago NPR did a follow-up piece on a project that Smith Magazine started a couple of years ago. Inspired by Hemingway's shortest story, "For sale: baby shoes, never worn.," they challenged their readers to submit six-word essays on topics like love and relationships. The submissions are on...

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News Flash: Fox Stops Time!

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2009 | 4:46 PM

I was recently in a part of the world where no news could find me. Antarctica. There was no daily paper, no television, no telephone and no access to the Internet. So, blissfully, no politics. Well, almost. I have to admit that it was difficult to look upon the icy...

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