Anything Goes Carnival of Politics

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By Salty, January 31, 2011 7:00 am

Welcome to the January 31, 2011 edition of the Anything Goes Carnival of Politics.

Current Events

Ian presents Sarah Shoots Herself in the Foot Again posted at personalwebreviews, saying, “Sarah Palin is a remarkable woman, with many strong points, but an instinct for always saying the right thing (in the right words) clearly isn’t one of them.”

just4theplanet presents The North Sea and another Oil Disaster awaits posted at Just 4 the Planet, saying, “Obama’s oil inquiry conclusions announced today confirm concerns raised over the dangers of extraction in the North Sea. A recently released investigation by oil-industry watchdog PLATFORM warns that a repeat of the Deepwater Horizon disaster is possible in British waters, unless current policies are changed.”

Scott Bartlett presents Wikileaks: Batshite or Batshit? posted at BATSHITE, saying, “This is an article that examines the possible long-term effects of Wikileaks.”

Morgan Schwartz presents After Millard South’s tragic shooting, who is to blame? posted at Just a Thought…by Susan Baird, saying, “After the terrifying shooting at Omaha’s Millard South High School, Susan Baird asks, “Who’s to blame”? Addressing at-risk youth & teen depression isn’t easy – they are issues that we must solve together: as parents, teachers, neighbors……”

Vidal presents More Jobs: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly posted at Liberty’s Red Elephant, saying, “My take on Obama’s SOTU address on improving America’s job situation, mixed with local county improvement plan”


K.D. Koratsky presents Careful What You Tax For posted at Neo-Darwinian Enlightenment Blog and Forum, saying, “Recently, U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner was questioned by Fox News interviewer Megan Kelly about the moral basis for not only high-rate estate taxation… Kelly brought up the common gripe that this amounts to taxing income that has already been taxed, which means double taxation. In defense, Weiner declared that: You will not be double taxed by an estate tax “because you’ll be dead” .

Ian presents Divided We Fall — With a Little Push From the Tea Party posted at personalwebreviews, saying, “The Tea Party has replaced national unity with divisiveness and vitriolic rhetoric.”

e.m. cadwaladr presents The Great Divide posted at e.m. cadwaladr, saying, “A fairly thorough look at the urban-rural distinction between liberals and conservatives.”

Ian presents Senator McCarthy would Be Proud posted at personalwebreviews, saying, “Sarah Palin heats up the rhetoric.The senator would be proud. McCarthyism is alive and well in America.”

Lee presents Mervyn King on the Financial Crisis posted at Markets and Culture, saying, “The Governor of the Bank of England launches an astonishing broadside on the role of banking and politicians in creating the financial crises.”


Morgan Schwartz presents Arizona Violence – the Untold Story posted at Bob Quasius, saying, “State and local immigration laws have a way of fueling hatred and division in many US communities. As Nebraska considers whether to import Arizona’s controversial “papers please” immigration law, do we really want to import Arizona style hatred as well?”


Scott Spiegel presents So Now Democrats Want Bipartisanship posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “Democrats’ idea of bipartisanship is asking Bernie Sanders and Joe Lieberman what they think, then doing what Harry Reid wants.”

Greg Spektor presents There’s a New Sheriff in Town. An introduction to Darryl Issa. posted at, saying, “a profile of Darryl Issa, the man who will oversee the integrity of our government.”

Scott Spiegel presents Democrats’ New ObamaCare Defense: Repeal Is Unconstitutional! posted at Scott Spiegel, saying, “This week the newly majority Republican House of the 112th Congress will vote on repeal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as The Albatross Around Democrats’ Necks.”

From the Left

GT Laden presents Michele Bachmann is an Unmitigated Idiot and Racist posted at Greg Laden’s Blog, saying, “Your average teabagger probably thinks that the American Civil War was not fought to end slavery. I’m guessing that they subscribe to one of those revisionist versions of American History in which the Civil War was about something else and slavery had nothing to do with it.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Want Tom In Prison — No Delay! posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “In the wake of the Arizona shootings, there isn’t much news to celebrate in rhyme. But I finally came up with something…”

Andrew Hall presents Pass the Word – Obama Loves Jesus! posted at Laughing in Purgatory, saying, “Obama wants everyone to know he is on Jesus’ team. Can you hear that noise? It’s my teeth grinding.”


Madeleine Begun Kane presents Finally, Joementum In the Right Direction posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has announced that he won’t be running for a 5th term. And that means I won’t have Joe Lieberman to kick around much longer.”

Kevin Sobehrad presents So uncivilized. posted at Blah Blah Blog (Castle Blog), saying, “Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Besides helping to sell countless bumper stickers, this saying also is used time and time again to combat the argument against gun control. Unfortunately, the argument itself is illogical and helps prove that guns should not be in the hands of everyone.”

Philosopher’s Beard presents The Philosopher’s Beard: Politics: Can’t Someone Else Do It? posted at The Philosopher’s Beard, saying, “A philosophical angle”


Erin Pavlina presents Who Should Be President? posted at Erin Pavlina – Spiritual Wisdom for Conscious People, saying, “I wanted to write about the American election, but every time I started writing I felt inadequate to the task. What do I know about politics and presidents really? I know what each candidate says he’d like to accomplish, but we all know it’s not as simple as just wanting something.” (Editors note: This article was originally published in Nov. 2008.)

Ian presents Barack Obama and the New Republican Challenge posted at personalwebreviews, saying, “A look ahead at the challenges the President faces since the 2010 elections.”

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