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- Profile of “shy” NRA leader Wayne LaPierre.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham: sequester will happen. Ezra Klein doesn’t understand why.
- Obama invites Sen. Graham and John McCain to discuss immigration reform.
- Dozens of prominent Republicans, including John Huntsman, will send a legal brief to the Supreme Court arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry. The SC is considering a suit against California’s Prop 8 barring same-sex marriage.
- Obama gun control agenda likely to be broken into pieces by Senate.
- As Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi rises, Dow and Euro fall.
- Washington Post discusses Steven Brill’s TIME cover story.
- First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Oscars’ Best Picture. Is that her role?
Prominent republicans supporting same sex marriage. Hagel confirmed. Republicans getting the blame for the sequester. Obama wins re-election.
Welcome to bagger hell.
You Were Wrong: The Chuck Hagel Edition
I really wish I could imbed links on my phone.
A tiny bit of movement on the sequester:
More about the sequester. If it does affect me (looks likely), I have to take a day off every week without pay. Every month (actually 14 times a year) I have a 5 day day weekend after 7 straight midnights. The boss will work with us and let us choose which day off we want. I think I'll take my last midnight off and then after my long weekend, my first afternoon turn. So, every 3 1/2 weeks I'll get a 7 day weekend.
Wrap your mind around this:
So, do you think it's too soon to be talking about 2016 Presidential runs?
Nate Silver's take on the ultimate gerrymandering:
And the rabid weasels that now control the Republican party turn on Chris Christy. Shock and surprise!
Dozens of prominent Republicans, including John Huntsman, will send a legal brief to the Supreme Court arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry. The SC is considering a suit against California’s Prop 8 barring same-sex marriage.
Don't anyone tell the Mormon Church.
Texas as a battleground state?:
@sacredh They (republicans) have decided this is a bad move due to the President having the power to determine which programs may be cut i.e. in republican states.
What a bunch of boobs.
And this folks, is why the republican party has less and less appeal every day. The old angry white guys want the government out of their lives and into to vagina's of women. That'll teach em' to have those sinful cooters.
@La_Randy Repeat after me not one but two probes and yet there is no war on women.
@La_Randy So videoing on private property without consent bad, but ultrasound on private parts without consent good. Do I have that right?
Santorum is going to be the one on their ticket. Every single Republican presidential candidate since Ford has been the runner up from the previous election's primaries.
good read, as always
@sacredh For this to work, the DNC is going to have to commit to spending real money here (instead of treating Texas like an ATM) and getting volunteers engaged and excited. Mostly, though, we're going to have to figure out how to get Texas Hispanics engaged enough to vote.
That's a historic problem here. I don't know if we beat it out of them in the '50s and '60s or what, but for some reason Texas Hispanics don't vote anywhere near their actual numbers. We'd be blue tomorrow if they did.
@sacredh Well, according to Perry,
“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue,”
There was a third color, but it slipped his mind. Oops.
@nflfoghorn Any paulejb free day is a good day!
sinful cooters = my new bands name.
@DonQuixotic That would certainly be a help to the Democrats!
If Hillary is the nominee and has Mayor Castro as a running mate then I think Texas would be up for grabs.
The thought of having the first female Prez will galvanize many of those suburban women who are "soft" GOP .
People have to realize that they CAN make a difference and then vote. It's why I can't understand people that throw their votes away on protest votes or stay home.
Something is the right world but not in a way that convey something positive
@tommyudo @Sue_N I wish Castro would run for Cornyn's seat in 2014. The Dems need to field a strong candidate in that race for us to have any kind of counter to Cruz's extremism.
@sacredh I don't either. In a very real way, my vote doesn't count. I vote Democratic in a blood-red state, and I vote against my rep, good ol' Louie G, every chance. All to no avail. But I vote. Every damn time. Because one day it is going to make a difference, and I don't want to miss out when it does.