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  • Palin Gets Debate on Training Wheels (0) September 22, 2008 Deb  Clerkwheel / Foter / CC BY-SA From the New York Times this morning: The vice presidential debate will have a different format than the presidential debate. While the presidential debates will allow McCain and Obama to engage in back and forth dialog, Palin and Biden will answer questions given them but not address each other. The ...
  • So Much Stupid on HuffPo This Morning (0) February 18, 2012 Deb markhillary /Free Photos Every once in a while, I click on “news of the wierd” type stories on HuffPo — you know, the kind of thing you usually find as filler in local papers. This morning, I clicked on a story with the headline “Man Alleges He Bought Safe with $26,000 In It on eBay“. I ...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Does Righteous Anger Perfectly (0) September 2, 2012 DebIn case you missed this on yesterday’s Melissa Harris-Perry, it’s must-see video. This is what righteous anger from a strong woman looks like: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook ...
  • If You Thought Our Political Talk Shows Were Bad… (0) July 9, 2012 Deb…check out what happened when two former Jordanian politicos squared off on a talk show on live talk show in Jordan. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click ...
  • Birtherism What?? (0) December 28, 2010 DebFast on the heels of reports that Hawaii’s new governor is going to do whatever he can to put a stop to birtherism, we get this explanation about the origins of birtherism from the Keith Olbermann show — birtherism originated when the Obama campaign posted the short form birth certificate on the campaign website. Because, you ...
  • Why Americans Don’t Get It (0) December 3, 2010 DebAm I the only one who thinks that “Most Americans believe the stimulus has not created any jobs” is not an answer to “Has the stimulus created any new jobs?” To me, the question calls for a fact–yes, the stimulus has created at least x number of jobs or no, the stimulus has not created ...
  • Some Days I Fall In Love… (0) December 9, 2009 Deb…with the oddest people. Donnie Deutsch may be a plastic-coifed Barbie’s Ken wannabe, but every once in a while he says or does something that makes me want to kiss him. He did one of those things this morning on Morning Joe (without Joe, who is, according to Mike, very very sick). The tele’d in guest ...
  • Dear Morning Joe (0) July 31, 2009 DebDear Joe, Lately, you’ve been musing a lot about things like why the president’s approval rating on things like health care and the economy is dropping. You’ve been asking dramatically why people are so. afraid. of. change. You wonder why the polls show that fewer and fewer people like the “president’s health care plan” or why ...
  • Carlos Watson questions Pence’s creative math (0) July 30, 2009 DebGood on Carlos Watson this morning for pushing back against Rep. Mike Pence’s attempt to score talking points with the low math-low-info crowd. In a conversation about the cost of health care reform, Pence asserted that the bill currently in committee would raise taxes by $1 trillion dollars. At that point, Watson interrupted Pence to quote ...
  • Morning Coffee with Morning Joe and Jack Welch (0) February 5, 2009 DebThis morning, I’m live-blogging the live chat with Jack Welch over at MSNBC . Last time I tried this was when they had author John Grisham on – for three minutes before the station’s firewall made it impossible for him to connect. Let’s hope that they do better with it this morning. Right now, I’m sitting ...
  • Applying a Conservative Filter (0) March 5, 2009 DebCan we talk about the things that most “liberals” don’t understand? Here’s the thing. I keep listening to the cable news and the so-called mainstream media and – okay, listening isn’t quite the right word. My living room is the scene of some pretty loud and vocal one-way debates that consist of me yelling at ...
  • Cardinals FTW? (0) January 29, 2009 DebFor you betting folks who believe in omens and superstitions (and don’t the two go hand in hand?) – I’ve got a news flash: Pair of cardinals sitting on my back yard fence yesterday morning. In Massachusetts. In January. In the middle of a snowstorm. I gotta figure that they were there to deliver a ...
  • Barnicle’s Disclosure (0) February 5, 2009 DebI grew up in Boston. I’ve been reading Mike Barnicle’s column since high school. In a lot of ways, I grew up with Mike. He’s one of the reasons that I watch Morning Joe. I like Mike, even if I find myself rolling my eyes at him more often than not. He’s an old-style newspaper ...
  • Suze Orman’s Advice to Sarah Palin (0) January 9, 2009 DebOkay, so Suze Orman didn’t exactly tell Sarah Palin to grow up, but it was close. In a conversation this morning on Morning Jawbreaker, Orman said that Palin should be “mature enough” to ignore media criticism directed at her instead of whining that Katie Couric picked on her and made her look bad. Considering that ...
  • The Most-quoted Misniformation of the Past Year (0) January 8, 2009 DebThere are some things I hear repeated day after day that just drive me nuts. These little nuggets of “everybody knows it’s true” misinformation form the building blocks of really really huge lies that are getting sold to us as THE TRUTH. They get repeated so often that people simply accept them as fact and ...