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Digest for November 21st

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for November 21st from 09:21 to 09:35:

  • The Importance of the Rubio Statement – The Rubio statement proves that the GOP isn't all that ready for change.
  • 6 Restaurants You Should Avoid If You Don’t Want Your Food Cooked By Sick People – Here's a handy list, courtesy of Wonkette, of the restaurants you need to avoid if you want to avoid having your food handled by sick people:
  • 5 Christian Right Delusions Busted by Romney and GOP Losses – The Religious Right took a drubbing at the polls when voters rejected not only Mitt Romney but also some of the most extreme Republican candidates, even those in races that should have been easy Republican victories. Like other conservatives, many Religious Right activists predicted a big victory for Romney and Republicans in the U.S. Senate based on five myths they hold about the electorate:
  • Mark O’Connell, L.C.S.W.: The American Family Is Queer – Obama's reelection symbolizes the end of "Traditional America", says Bill O'Reilly, begrudgingly; and he's right, but we shouldn't be crying about it.
  • Gay Mormons Tie the Knot – I’d start singing, “I’m getting married in the morning” from My Fair Lady, only Gary and I are both officially members of GLAM (Gays and Lesbians Against Musicals), and he just wouldn’t have it
  • Karl Rove Latest In Long Line Of Bad Actors To Escape Accountability – Despite burning through some $390 million worth of GOP donors' fortunes, Karl Rove is still very much poised to be a central player in the Republican Party's rebuilding. That should only be surprising to people who don't know the first and only bipartisan rule of the Washington and Wall Street elite: There is no such thing as failure.
  • The death of Allen West-style politics – The rise of the Tea Party in 2009 and 2010 brought not only a more conservative brand of politics to Washington, but at times simply a more rude one: South Carolina Republican Joe Wilson shouting “you lie” at President Obama as he spoke to Congress, Donald Trump’s comments on Obama’s birth and grades, the numerous Republicans calling the president a socialist. But the reign of the incendiary-at-all-costs Republicans, politicians like Florida’s Allen West who made radical statements about the president that seemed much more about getting attention and TV bookings than affecting policy, seems at its end.
  • Austerity: A Violation of Human Rights? – Have you ever wished there was a set of standards by which budgets could be assessed that didn’t have to do with deficit hawks and stimulus sparrows pecking each other’s eyes out in the constricted ring of corporate opinion?

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