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  1. HP Lovecraft on Republicans (1936)

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    November 3, 2010 by atxryan

    As for the Republicans — how can one regard seriously a frightened, greedy, nostalgic huddle of tradesmen and lucky idlers who shut their eyes to history and science, steel their emotions against decent human sympathy, cling to sordid and provincial …


  2. Fuck the South

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    September 7, 2010 by atxryan

    I'm Texan, but I find this rant funny-as-hell.


  3. Reagan-Appointed Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban | Cato @ Liberty

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    August 5, 2010 by atxryan

    In other words, this “liberal San Francisco judge” was recommended by Ed Meese, appointed by Ronald Reagan, and opposed by Alan Cranston, Nancy Pelosi, Edward Kennedy, and the leading gay activist groups. It’s a good thing for advocates of marria…


  4. Barack Obama’s rant against technology: Don’t shoot the messenger | The Economist

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    May 19, 2010 by atxryan

    "the idea that educating people is the best way to enable them to adapt to technological change, and use it for good. But technology is not an alternative to education and empowerment; it can, in fact, help deliver them. America’s first web-savvy president should understand that."


  5. Republican’s Waterloo

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    March 23, 2010 by atxryan

    "How do you negotiate with somebody who wants to murder your grandmother? Or – more exactly – with somebody whom your voters have been persuaded to believe wants to murder their grandmother?"


  6. In Defense of Deficits

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    March 22, 2010 by atxryan

    Do deficits matter?


  7. “The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion” – When the Anti-Choice Choose

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    February 21, 2010 by atxryan

    Fascinating anecdotal accounts about the choices anti-choice women make when they experience an unwanted pregnancy.


  8. If Global Warming Is Real Then Why Is It Cold

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    February 7, 2010 by atxryan


  9. Obama to get deficit commission with or without Republican help, Hoyer says – washingtonpost.com

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    February 4, 2010 by atxryan

    If Boehner and McConnell refuse to appoint lawmakers, Hoyer said, Obama will select his own set of Republicans — "perhaps former members [of Congress], perhaps others, that are people that can make a real contribution to how we get to balance over the coming years."


  10. Gates: Pentagon preparing repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy – CNN.com

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    February 2, 2010 by atxryan

    "I speak five languages, including Arabic," he said. "There's nothing more that I'd love than to go back right now."