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Jon Stewart: A New Hope

John Stewart (left), speaks to 9/11 first responders about health issues on 12/16/10. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

For those of us who are Star Wars fanatics, virtually every scene is burned into our memories. Many scenes in the movie provide metaphors for situations we face in our lives. There is the scene early in the first movie where Luke is with his Uncle Owen buying droids for their farm. Symbolically they select the translator droid…

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.

LA Times Endorses Boxer for Senate, Brown for Governor

The Los Angeles Times issued its endorsements for the top two races in California this election — and the editorial board on First Street has come out in favor of Senator Barbara Boxer for Senate and AG Jerry Brown for Governor.  Boxer’s endorsement ran in today’s edition while Brown’s endorsement ran in Sunday’s newspaper. On…

Best Political Button of the Season

Christine O’Donnell is the Tea Party candidate (don’t call her a Tea-Bagger) for Republicans running for US Senate in Delaware.  She’s noted as a strong advocate against sex outside of the marriage and against masturbation.  Her home is either in foreclosure or has liens placed against it and she’s running on a platform of fiscal…

Kagan’s Passes Senate Committee’s Muster

We appear to be days away from the confirmation of a new Supreme Court Justice.  The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Solictor General Elena Kagan by a vote of 13-6 with one Republican joining Democrats in voting yes. Here’s the story from the New York Times. The nomination now goes before the full Senate with…

Senator Robert Byrd dies

The longest serving member of the United States Senate, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, has died.  See more about the Senator’s career here.  He cast more votes in the United States Senate than any other senator. The video below is from the Associated Press. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyug7cCWvoo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Yes We Can/Hell No You Can’t Mash Up Goes Viral

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmlgwwCHof8[/youtube] It had to happen.  A mash up of 2008’s Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” music video together with GOP Congressman John Boehner’s speech in Congress on healthcare reform is storming the Internet.  Take this into consideration as Republican senaotrs are invoking obscure rules to stop working at 2PM EDT or 11AM PDT to delay the…