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Louisiana Watergate or Dumb Joke?

YOU be the judge!

The four men accused of trying to tamper with Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office phones share a common experience as young ideologues writing for conservative publications. Federal authorities said two of the men posed as telephone workers wearing hard hats, tool belts and flourescent vests when they walked into the [...]

But, Senator McConnell, There Were No Exit Polls in 2010 Massachusetts Senate Race

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said on NBC’s “Meet The Press.” “The exit polls that I looked at said 48% of the people in Massachusetts said they voted for the new senator over health care. Only 5% mentioned any other issue.

Is is possible that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was [...]

The R.E.T.U.R.N. of the Man from H.A.P.P.Y. B.I.R.T.H.D.A.Y.

Happy birth-day to David, the The Waterglass Editor Emeritus who is busily celebrating his birth-day on his new blog.

Democrat Supermajority Over for Now

Destroying the hopes and dreams of many who feel that they have a right to health care at the expense of everyone else, Republican Scott Brown has been elected to the U.S. Senate, representing Massachusetts.

Disappointed liberals will, of course, blame it all on Democrat Martha Coakley’s campaign.  And while she certainly made several mistakes, [...]

30 Million Americans To Not Get Health Insurance Because Coakley Couldn’t Beat a Republican in Massachusetts

That’s today’s headline, folks.  Thirty million Americans won’t get health insurance because Coakley couldn’t run a campaign to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat in Massachusetts. 

Scott Brown, a little-known Republican state senator, rode an old pickup truck and a growing sense of unease among independent voters to an extraordinary upset Tuesday night when he was elected [...]

Why Coakley Will Win Tuesday in Massachusetts

There is great uncertainty about Coakley’s chances of winning Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate.  Looking at the polls and reading up on the situation, here’s why I think the polls showing Brown ahead by substantail margin are wrong:

1.  There are many more registered democrats in MA than registered Republicans.

2.  The phone surveys [...]

Pat Robertson Says Haiti Earthquake Result of “Pact to the Devil”

Pat Robertson, the venerated spiritual leader of some Evangelicals comments on the Haiti’s earthquake:

Officials fear more than 100,000 people have died as a result of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Haiti.

Robertson, the host of the “700 Club,” blamed the tragedy on something that “happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not [...]

The Democrat Civility Train Chugs on Ahead

Charles Schumer’s recent fundraising email:

I got the message below from Ted Kennedy’s widow, Vicki, and I wanted to make sure you saw it.

Martha Coakley is running to fill the rest of Ted Kennedy’s term, and her opponent is a far-right tea-bagger Republican.

It would be bad enough to lose this seat — and [...]

Iranian Nuclear Physicist Murdered: Triangle of Wickedness Blamed

The Triangle of Wickedness, not to be confused with the Axis of Evil, is blamed for the murder of an Iranian nuclear physicist:

A bomb attached to a motorcycle killed an Iranian professor of nuclear physics outside his home in northern Tehran on Tuesday, state media reported, blaming the United States and Israel. 

There was [...]

Senate Majority Leader Reid in 2008: Obama has “no negro dialect”

An apology for something said in private that was made oh-so-very public:

Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader, apologized on Saturday for once predicting that Barack Obama could become the country’s first black president because he was “light-skinned” and had “no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

Mr. Reid telephoned the president [...]

FCC, Comcast Fight Over Network Neutrality

It’s ON:

The Federal Communications Commission staked out new ground nearly three months ago when it began drafting rules that would require Internet providers to give equal treatment to all data flowing over their networks.Now the FCC hopes to use a dispute with the nation’s largest cable TV and Internet provider to establish its legal [...]