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Midday open thread @ Dailykos…..

by kos

  • There are 26 days until the November 2 elections. Early voting is now taking place in AlaskaArizona,CaliforniaGeorgiaIndianaIowaMaineNew MexicoOhioSouth DakotaVermontWisconsin, and Wyoming.Virginia allows early absentee voting under certain circumstances — check here and see if you qualify.
  • Sarah Palin’s approval rating: 22 percent. I’d love for her to get the nomination, but she won’t run. She’s too lazy to do the work.She’ll just lead people on for as long as possible in order to stay relevant, on TV, and getting the big speaking gigs.
  • The American Taliban is losing the culture wars:

    Polls this year have found that more Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally than did so just last year. In two polls conducted over the past few months, based on interviews with more than 6,000 adults, 42% favor same-sex marriage while 48% are opposed. In polls conducted in 2009, 37% favored allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally and 54% were opposed. For the first time in 15 years of Pew Research Center polling, fewer than half oppose same-sex marriage.

    gay marriage trends

    That’s what progress looks like!

  • Lou Dobbs, hypocrite:

    In Lou Dobbs’s heyday at CNN, when he commanded more than 800,000 viewers and a reported $6 million a year for “his fearless reporting and commentary,” in the words of former CNN president Jonathan Klein, the host became notorious for his angry rants against “illegal aliens.” But Dobbs reserved a special venom for the employers who hire them, railing against “the employer who is so shamelessly exploiting the illegal alien and so shamelessly flouting US law” and even proposing, on one April 2006 show, that “illegal employers who hire illegal aliens” should face felony charges […]

    But with his relentless diatribes against “illegals” and their employers, Dobbs is casting stones from a house—make that an estate—of glass. Based on a yearlong investigation, including interviews with five immigrants who worked without papers on his properties, The Nation and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute have found that Dobbs has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estates and the horses he keeps for his 22-year-old daughter, Hillary, a champion show jumper.

  • RNC pushes study that shows that Democrat’s tax plan isbetter for Americans than the Republican one.
  • CA-Sen: Crazy ass spending:

    New campaign finance reports show that Whitman has picked up the pace of her round-the-clock spending rate since her last filing and has now lavished a 24/7 average of nearly $10,000 an hour since announcing her candidacy in February 2009…….. More….


October 7, 2010 - Posted by | Blogs, Counterpoints, Open thread, Politics, Updates |

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