Early Morning Open Thread

The stupid Gators gave me a sad last night. As soon as I saw them take the field wearing orange pants, I knew it wasn’t going to go well. Le sigh.

Oh well. Rammer jammer, yellowhammer, give ’em hell, Ala-bammer!

On a much happier note, today is the official last day in the Senate for Joe Lieberman. Good riddance, Joe, you sanctimonious douchenozzle!

Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing

Please feel free to discuss how much you will not miss Joe Lieberman’s “bipartisan” leadership in the Senate. Or whatever.

122 replies
  1. 1
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    I have not watched a college football game this entire season! I don’t feel I’ve missed anything, really. That said, I do wish they’d get rid of the odious BCS.

    I would miss it as much as I will miss Sen. Joe Lieberman.

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    JPL says:

    Momma told me that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Let me say though, Joe don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

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    Mudge says:

    Charlie Strong was passed over for the Florida coaching job. I think it is fitting that he came and beat them by outcoaching Muschamp. Two of five SEC teams (Georgia and South Carolina, barely)have won. Three to go. The SEC doesn’t seem to be a super conference this year.

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    Punchy says:

    Whatever happ’d to the guy Liebs beat in 2006? The guy DKos mouth-hugged on a daily basis? Is he still in politics or off selling timeshares in Branson?

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    Cassidy says:


    The SEC doesn’t seem to be a super conference this year.

    …as it plays for it’s 7th consecutive National Championship.

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    Raven says:

    @Mudge: Georgia barely. Really? Obviously you didn’t watch it either.

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    brantl says:

    Tbogg’s Kvetch and release blog got it just right.

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    estamm says:

    What I’ll miss most is that I won’t get to hear Jon Stewart doing his droopy dog imitation of Lie-berman.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Mudge: I was really hoping they would give Charlie the job. He’s a great coach and a good guy. The SEC is still the best conference in college football by a long shot.

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    Elizabelle says:

    I remember when I liked Joe Lieberman.


    Long time ago.

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    Raven says:

    Murray threw five touchdown passes to set a Georgia bowl record, including two in the fourth quarter, as the Bulldogs (No. 7 BCS, No. 6 AP) beat Nebraska (No. 16 BCS, No. 23 AP) 45-31 in the Capital One Bowl on Tuesday.

    Murray shook off a pair of first-half interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, and passed for 427 yards — also a Bulldogs’ bowl record — against the nation’s top-ranked passing defense. He was the game’s most valuable player on the way to earning his first bowl victory at Georgia.

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    The only thing I’ll miss about Joe Lieberman is Jon Stewart’s spot-on imitation of him.

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    Punchy says:

    @Raven: Pretty sure the “barely” was a USC ref, not GA.

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    Raven says:

    @Betty Cracker: And Muschamp is a whiny punk.

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    JPL says:

    @Raven: The Tale of Two Halves.
    Do you think Murray is going pro?

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    Raven says:

    @JPL: Yes.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @Mustang Bobby:

    Its the only thing that made the Holy Cow bearable.

    Sadly Sanctimonious Joe is merely a symptom, the disease will roll merrily along. He is one tumor in a field of tumors. It will be easy to miss him because he will be so easily replaced.

    It sadly hilarious that folks here want to whine about GOS working to replace that useless sack of shit with a real Dem. What is your alternative, sit on our thumbs while pricks like Joe fuck us over & say “well, at least he is a Democrat!”?

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Raven: I don’t dislike Muschamp per se, but I would have rather seen a guy with more experience take that job. It’s not an entry-level job, you know?

    The last time AD Foley went with his gut on an unproven head coach hire, we had the awful Ron Zook. I’m hoping the Muschamp era doesn’t turn out to be a similar debacle. That said, the Gators were overrated all season, and the team is awfully young. I think they’ll be better next year, if Muschamp is up to the task.

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    gf120581 says:

    Sadly, I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of Holy Joe. I have a feeling he’ll be a regular Fox News contributor, brought on whenever they need a “Democratic” voice to bash Democrats and argue why we need to reduce Iran to smoking rubble as soon as possible.

    And John McCain and Lindsey Graham need a new third member of their Three Stooges act to replace Curly. Maybe that’s why Kelly Ayotte is hanging around them so much. She’s the Shemp in training.

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    dr. bloor says:


    Ned Lamont? From Wiki:

    He was a teaching Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, and is currently an adjunct faculty member of Central Connecticut State University where in December 2008 he was named by the Board of Trustees as Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Philosophy. He is also on the board of directors of Conservation Services Group, Mercy Corps, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Connecticut Council for Education Reform.

    So, yeah, he’s totally gone back to scamming everybody.


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    Raven says:

    @Betty Cracker: He could use the awful Zooker to recruit. Remember, I’m an Illini too.

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    Raven says:

    Luke Russert to Barney Frank

    “You are a transformative figure”


    “Well thank you, actually I spend a lot of time trying to transform my own figure”!

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    Raven says:

    “Florida coach Will Muschamp says the nation’s economic downturn has played a significant factor in the number of UF tickets sold, but personally I think it’s more of an enthusiasm downturn among Florida fans. How else do you explain Florida selling less tickets than any other bowl team in the SEC? How else do you explain upstart Louisville selling twice as many tickets from its allotment as Florida?”

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    Baud says:


    Momma told me that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.

    I can say something nice. Joe was the point person in the Senate in getting DADT repealed…

    And that’s about it.

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    hoodie says:

    @Raven: The Dawgs got snubbed in the bowl assignments, seeing as they were one play away from the national championship game and probably have the most talent on both sides of the ball. I was happy to see them rise to the occasion against a good (but slow) Nebraska, but would have rather seen them play FSU or Clemson (the FSU/NIU matchup was ugly). If Murray comes back, the Dawgs will likely contend for the title. At least UF doesn’t have Lane Kiffen. The Trojans’ performance in El Paso was disgraceful.

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    Mudge says:

    @Cassidy: One team does not a conference make. @Raven: I believe I said SC barely. Georgia won by a good margin.

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    c u n d gulag says:

    To really piss him off, and sum-up his entire useless political life, all you need to say is, “Uhm… Joe who?”

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    Elizabelle says:


    Maybe that’s why Kelly Ayotte is hanging around them so much. She’s the Shemp in training.

    Why I read this blog.

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    gogol's wife says:

    I was in the American Embassy in Moscow in fall 1988 when I saw a list hanging up on the wall of the cafeteria of the election results. Of course I already knew that Bush had beaten Dukakis, but I really hadn’t focused on the senatorial races. I looked at that list and saw that Lieberman had beaten Weicker, and my heart sank. It’s been sunken ever since, having to be “represented” by that lily-livered creep. Hallelujah! He’s gone!

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    amk says:

    Not only a sanctimonious sob, he is a backstabbing sob too. Good riddance.

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    Schlemizel says:

    @dr. bloor:

    Yeah, thank gawd we didn’t get that grifting buffoon elected! Instead The Clintons and Senator Barack Obama campaigned for Holy Joe and he really paid back their loyalty in spades!

    Honest to god, if Jesus Christ ran & was supported by GOS some people here would vote against him in favor of the Lieberman of the month DLC candidate.

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    PaulW says:

    Will there be any drama in the House? The issue of Speakership has been a talking point ever since Boehner blew up his Plan B vote a few weeks back…

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    xian says:

    I still say he was pretty good on Alf.

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    some guy says:

    Coach is gonna need to go to a two quarterback system, Driskell and Brissett. #6 really stunk up the joint last night, but the real acolades go to Charlie Strong, who turned that program into a powerhouse in 3 years.

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    prufrock says:

    As a Nole alum, allow me to say, “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!”

    That is all.

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    Punchy says:

    Peter King just retracted everything he said yesterday, and will vote for Boehner for Speaker. Wow do they get back in line fast….

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    some guy says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    Muschamp has been excellent, but the play calling last night was atrocious. absolutely the worst. Gillislee got what, one or two touches all game? the one bright light was the Debose return, and that’s it. Hopefully, if Elam and Floyd come back next year we will have a serious contending team.

    I don’t thionk a team that beats LSU and SC and FSU was overrated, not in the least. but for that loss to Georgia….

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    Linnaeus says:

    Not a fan of Notre Dame or Alabama, but I hope ND at least gives Alabama a good game.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Retiring Congressman Gary Ackerman’s op ed from today’s NYTimes:

    My Last Day in Congress

    Coming from an immigrant family of Polish Jews with peasant origins, sheltered by decent, safe public housing … , receiving great medical care when I needed it thanks to a generous society [from public hospitals] …, educated by wonderful public schools, with a priceless, cost-free degree from Queens College, I have lived my entire life knowing that I owed somebody something.

    And I fancied myself becoming somebody, and paying it forward. I taught in public schools. I helped start a business. (Yes, liberals can be job creators and believe in capitalism.)

    … [When I entered Congress] Compromise was not heresy. Your opponent was not your enemy. The debate was choosing between better or worse policies, not good or evil ideologies. Of course, between good and bad there is a void of gray.

    Two months shy of 30 years in the House, I leave a chamber in which we challenge one another’s legitimacy, not one another’s ideas.

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    Cassidy says:


    The Dawgs got snubbed in the bowl assignments

    I odn’t think that’s true. I think that was more of a rules thing than anything else.

    @Mudge: Which is why 4 SEC teams have won it the past 6 years.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Mudge: Bollocks. An SEC team has won seven of the last 10 BCS championships — four different teams.

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    Honus says:

    @Mudge: I’m not an SEC fan, but last time I looked Vaderbilt was an SEC team.

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    ericblair says:

    So I sit down with a cuppa coffee and get a nice big picture of Loserman’s pink puffy Disappointed Dad phiz. Please mark as NSF Breakfast. Thx.

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    Cassidy says:

    @some guy: [I’m a Gator fan] I have to agree with Betty in that UF has been overrated this year. They did have some good wins, but most UF fans were happy to see us make it through the first four weeks without a loss and we never should have been in the NC conversation. We have a lot of talent and muschamp hasn’t been a bad coach, but this year was not going to be the year.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @prufrock: Any year that Florida pwns the Noles (and that has been seven of the last 10, for the record) is a successful season. Thanks for helping me see the bright side. :)

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    Paul in KY says:

    I fucking HATE Joe Lieberman. Hope he does a DIAF.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Raven: At Final 4 last year, UL had more fans there than UK. The Cards travel!

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    J. says:

    Rammer jammer, yellowhammer, give ‘em hell, Ala-bammer!


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    danielx says:

    First thing I see this morning (almost) is Holy Joe’s sanctimonious mug gracing the front page and I wonder what fresh bipartisan horror he’s foisted on us today…elimination of Social Security? Sponsorship of a resolution calling for the immediate nuking of Iran?

    Then I read it’s his last day in the Senate, and about fucking time. It’s going to be a good day.

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    some guy says:


    Oh, I agree there were some mediocre games, but the wins against LSU, SC, and FSU were decisive. next year we will rock, the incoming class is #2 in the nation, and having Fred Taylor’s son, Kelvin, along with some outstanding D prospects, gets me giddy for next season.

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    Raven says:

    @some guy: go dawgs!

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    Rosalita says:

    Cripes, that’s about what I said when they mentioned Murphy’s swearing in on the news this morning. Lieberman can get lost and stay there. Sanctimonious shitstain.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @J.: It’s a thing

    @some guy: Fred Taylor’s son is playing next year? Christ, I’m old!

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    Sir Nose'D says:

    Joe inspired me. More specifically, he inspired me to relive parts of my childhood by seeking out Droopy Dog cartoons on YouTube. Thanks, Joe. I would have forgotten all about that character if it wasn’t for you.

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    Cassidy says:

    That pic reminds me of what I imagine every emoprog looks like when they do their thing, complete with the “wah wah wah” music.

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    Raven says:

    @Betty Cracker: tell me about it. I watched Doc Rivers play in high school!

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    Raven says:

    @Betty Cracker: tell me about it. I watched Doc Rivers play in high school!

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    Cassidy says:

    @Raven: Would you like an onion to go with your belt?

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    nemesis says:

    Can I get a Roll Tide?

    Heading out tomorrow with my son to New Orleans for the Championship game.

    What that? The game isnt in New Orleans this year?

    Oh well, great bars and fantastic food will have to do. Also get to watch the game with the Bama alums in The Big Easy.

    Bama 34 nd 7

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    Palli says:

    @estamm: Lieberman can continue to ruin American progress toward Democracy when he gets appointed to all those commissions designed to keep politicians meddling in our lives. Never worked hard enough to need to retire., don’t ya know.

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    handsmile says:

    On which channel (or perhaps how many) will Lieberman be appearing this Sunday?

    Holy Joe may be leaving the Senate, but he’s not going away. If anything, his pious bipartisan twaddle will become even more prominent on the airwaves. (Expect to see a lot of the tag-team of Lieberman and Olympia Snowe.)

    The only question here is whether he will have an exclusive (mo’ money!) contract with one of the Sunday bobblehead programs or will be spreading the sanctimony among them all.

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    leinie (iPad mini) says:

    Emporor Palpatine’s last day? Let the celebration begin! I hate that fucking sanctimonious,piously hypocritical, worthless fuckwart with the heat of a thousand suns. I know he’s not going away, but he can go blow his fucknutted buddy McCain and then DIAF. Good fucking riddance. Buh bye!

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    This picture is like a jowly male version of McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed.

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    gogol's wife says:

    @Sir Nose’D:

    But Droopy Dog is cute, and Joe isn’t.

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    prufrock says:

    @Betty Cracker: Meh, the past. The future is a different story.

    Exhibit A: I got a kick out of watching the coach you should have had thoroughly out perform the coach you settled for. That’s a tough trend to buck.

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    Evolving Deep Southerner says:

    @Raven: Aaron would be foolish not to. Hate to see it as a fan, but …

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    Narcissus says:

    @FlipYrWhig: Man you just ruined McKayla Maroney for me

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    Gogiggs says:

    Always hated this guy. He was the reason I didn’t vote for Gore in 2000. I sort of regret that decision now, but at the time, it never occured to me that a man as obviously unqualified as Bush could come close to winning and I just couldn’t bring myself to vote for Holy Joe. What a phony, self-promoting, back-stabbing scumbag.

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    Cassidy says:

    The best thing about this college football season is not having to listen to the Boise State or TCU or Utah fans whine about not being respected.

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    elmo says:

    @leinie (iPad mini):

    Emporor Palpatine’s last day?

    God, he really is the spitting image, isn’t he?

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    Svensker says:

    Bridgewater was quite impressive. And I sure did enjoy the onside kick shenanigans. And the Swinging Gate formation — had never seen that before.

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    Cacti says:

    So, who will be the next hotshot college coach to head to the pros and get his ass handed to him?

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    Todd says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    The SEC is still the best the most overrated conference in college football by a long shot.


    When you get a metric shit ton of shilled positive press and rankings at the beginning of the season, and don’t have to play all of your conference’s toughest teams in any given year, it ain’t hard to make it to the BCS National Championship game every single year.

    Still love ya, though…

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    Todd says:


    How else do you explain upstart Louisville selling twice as many tickets from its allotment as Florida?

    We travel well, always have.

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    NorthLeft12 says:

    If there was any decision that Gore made that someone could point to and say “That’s why he should not be President.” It was the awful choice of Mr.Lieberman as his running mate.

    What was the reasoning behind putting this douchebag on the ticket? Anyone?

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    Not Sure says:

    GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!

    /Dad’s an alumnus (’63).
    //A nephew of mine is at U of L now.
    ///Eff the Gators.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @Todd: Four different teams from the same conference winning the lion’s share of championships over the last 10 years. Five different teams in the same conference taking the top five slots on strength of schedule this year. This is factual information. Denying it is like denying climate change. If you think there’s a better conference, state your case.

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    Betty Cracker says:

    @NorthLeft12: Lieberman scolded Clinton’s dick.

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    lamh35 says:

    Hitting the ground running:

    Obama Plans Immigration Reform Push This Month

    An Obama administration official tells the Huffington Post that the president “plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well.”

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    Paul in KY says:

    @elmo: I think Emporer Palpatine was a better legislator.

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    ricky says:

    Lieberman? Isn’t he the guy who was used to set an example of the coming power of the Netroots Nation? Or am I just living in an alternate reality based community?

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Todd: The Ville will. That’s part of the thrill :-)

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    lamh35 says:

    Kudos to Gore & Co for sparing us this BS:

    Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV

    According to the Wall Street Journal, Glenn Beck’s media company The Blaze approached Current Media about a sale last year, but was told in the words of one source that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view.”
    The Blaze “reached out to them to buy it,” a source familiar with the talks told POLITICO. “They would have replaced Current programming with The Blaze programming, but were told on initial calls that [Current] wouldn’t sell to someone they weren’t ideologically in line with.”

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    Paul in KY says:

    @NorthLeft12: It was to show Mr. & Mrs. America how much VP Gore detested the unseemly behavior of Pres. Clinton’s penis.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Betty Cracker: Betty, I’m in moderation at #85 above. Same basic post as yours. Could you release me from purgatory?

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    Cacti says:

    My personal favorite Florida Gators moment was the 1996 Fiesta Bowl.

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    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    What was the reasoning behind putting this douchebag on the ticket? Anyone?

    @NorthLeft12: I remember some minor hullabaloo about him being the first Jew on a major party’s ticket.

    It’s hard to remember. It’s been twelve years and Gore was such an atrocious candidate that I spent that whole campaign mostly muttering “oh my God we’re going to lose to a retard” and sure as shit we did. This by way of explaining that I wasn’t really paying much attention to Lieberman.

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    Cassidy says:

    @Todd: Unlike other conferences, the SEC has multiple tough teams to choose from. Everyone else wins 1-2 tough games and thinks that they should be getting a mouth hug from ESPN.

    Here is the difference between the SEC and everyone else. In any given year, any of the big teams may or may not have a good season. Notre Dame makes it’s schedule three years out and got lucky to play some decent teams this year. Any Big 10 or 12 team may be good, but may or may not play a conference full of cans. OTOH, the big SEC teams know that every season they are playing at least one, if not two or more, NC contenders, every year.

    This doesn’t make other teams not good or other conferences weak (except the California PeeWee League), but the lack of predictability and uncertainty don’t build teams that go through the meat grinder every single year.

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    Todd says:

    @Betty Cracker:

    Four different teams from the same conference winning the lion’s share of championships over the last 10 years. Five different teams in the same conference taking the top five slots on strength of schedule this year.

    Given the way that SEC play is broken up into its divisions and the genuine weakness of its bottom half teams, it is as if the BCS system was practically designed to put it in championship games over and over. And the strength of schedule thing (since it involves a lot of play with the weaker teams) is like asking for dates at the family reunion – evrybody will have to overtly approve your choice. Even outsiders will nod on approvingly, lest the entire group of SEC teams decide to take offense.

    The SEC is good, just not that good. On a happy note, I will be rooting for the Tide next week, as I well and truly despise ND.

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    handsmile says:


    Holy Joe denounced the Clenis on the floor of the Senate. Cautious Al Gore, struggling to distance himself from the scandal-ridden Clinton presidency (Village gospel then and forever), evidently believed that Lieberman embodied that righteous effort. Also too, Israel.

    There is no little irony that on the day that Lieberman oozes from the Senate, it is reported that Gore, whose selection of Holy Joe as his running-mate will long tarnish him, will be profiting in excess of $100 million in the sale of his co-ownership of Current TV to Al-Jazeera. (Btw, I am completely thrilled by the prospect that Al-Jazeera News may become more widely available to US viewers.)

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    Sterling says:

    @Punchy: What’s with the hostility to Ned Lamont? Lieberman won only because the republicans had no viable candidate of their own and Lieberman became their way to stick it to democrats. You think Lieberman has been better for democratic goals than Lamont would have been?

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    Comrade Jake says:

    “Joe Lieberman is a national treasure” – said nobody, ever.

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    Cacti says:


    What’s with the hostility to Ned Lamont?

    He was a nutroots purity candidate who lost.

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    Gatorbait says:

    Yes, I think the entire Gator Nation went “well, this isn’t going to end well” when the College Gameday intro showed the Gators in warmups wearing blue shirts and orange britches. It’s as if Muschamp stumbled across the tape of ’99 FSU over the holidays and said, “we gotta get us some of that!”

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    NorthLeft12 says:

    @handsmile: Thanks. This makes the most sense to me. Although kudos to Betty Cracker for the most succinct reason.

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    Cacti says:

    As for the Special Education Conference, hard to argue at this point that “y’all” weren’t overrated badly this season by virtue of past performance.

    Two of your big 3 have now lost games they were supposed to win handily (sorry Jawja, win something if you want to be called “big”).

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    Gatorbait says:

    @“Eff the Gators.”:

    Stay classy.

    We’re not great rivals. You won. Congrats. And good job on taking the most undervalued assistant coach in all of college football (even now, I cannot hold back my man crush on Charlie Strong). But please grow up.

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    J R in WV says:


    Never forget that Bush didn’t win, he cheated and stole, which is not the same thing at all. And after the theft, they pretended that it was a mandate.

    Worst political event in the History of Democracy!

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    Cassidy says:

    @Gatorbait: Everyone’s argument boils down to “We don’t get the same press on ESPN. If we did we’d be just as good and our players, recruiting, coaching, etc. would magically get better to go with it!”. Or there was the knucklehead last night complaining about playing in the elements.

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    AxelFoley says:


    You sound upset. Go take a nap.

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    Gatorbait says:


    Every conference has up and down years. Bowl performance can be a murky predictor (Vanderbilt beat the team that beat the ACC champ) because some teams just don’t show up in bowls. But let’s accept that the SEC is not as strong now as it was a year ago. It’s still the best conference in the country, and there’s no other conference that’s even close.

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    ThresherK says:

    Blowmentum should have just quit speaking in public after his Newtown shooting statement. I don’t remember much about his appearance, but that’s a good thing. Nothing stuck out in my memory of being ill-toned or factually wrong or obtusely scolding someone leftwards of him.

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    Ruckus says:

    Momma told me that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all

    Mine too. However…

    Good fucking riddance.

    I’m not as nice as mom.

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    WaterGirl says:

    Although my catholic guilt – which remains, by the way, even if you are no longer a practicing catholic – would never allow me to gleefully proclaim that Andrew Breithbart is still dead, I am am overjoyed that Joe Lieberman is leaving the senate, and happier still that I will be able to joyfully proclaim over and over that Joe Lieberman is still not in the senate.

    2013 is shaping up to be a great year!

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    Joel says:

    I don’t care if they win, but I hope that Alabama, the AAA franchise for the New England Patriots, doesn’t suffer any critical injuries.

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    Evolving Deep Southerner says:

    @Honus: Yes. And I’m assuming the last time you looked on the Music City Bowl scoreboard, you saw Vanderbilt – one of the SEC’s “weak sisters” – beat a middle-of-the-pack ACC team?

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    Felonius Monk says:

    Lieberman’s exit will be much like being cured of a hemorrhoid. Suddenly, the pain in the ass is gone.

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    Lieberman is the model of bipartisanship in the Village: A Democrat* who loudly proclaimed that the Republicans are right about everything. I’m pretty sure most of the TV journalists are Reagan Democrats like him.

    * Yes, I know, but they don’t forget. That he had to stop being a Democrat because we naturally took umbrage at this proves in their mind that Lieberman was right.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @Frankensteinbeck: The TV Journalists are rich, rich, rich. They have legit reasons to be Republicans.

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    dww44 says:

    @Raven: Is there video of that with a link? I’d love to share this with my non blog reading bff.

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    Sawgrass Stan says:


    Me, too. I even remember when Dennis Miller was funny.
    Scary. Obviously we’re too old to ignore it anymore.

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    Bostondreams says:


    Exhibit A: I got a kick out of watching the coach you should have had thoroughly out perform the coach you settled for. That’s a tough trend to buck.

    And that coach we settled for outcoached your designated Heir to Bobby’s Throne. So I’m okay with this season.

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    kindness says:

    As of a half hour ago many major douches are no longer sitting representatives of America. Thank god for that.

    Now we have to address what to do with many of the ones who still do sit in Congress.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @gf120581: Thankfully I do not watch Fox News, so I won’t be seeing him again. Yay.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @handsmile: Dang. First time I’m hearing about this.

    I watch Current TV’s line up every morning and sporadically in the evenings. Will miss Stephanie Miller, Bill Press, Joy Behar, etc. Oh well, there’s still MSNBC.

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    karen marie says:

    Lieberman’s phone at the senate is already disconnected, so I called CT Senator Blumenthal’s office to pass on a message — I hope he chokes on his taxpayer-funded lifetime health care and retirement benefits.

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    Another Halocene Human says:

    @Raven: The Gators sucked this year.

    But spending does seem down overall. Maybe the scumbag sumbitches that spend all that money RVing around football games have seen a drop in income. Real estate scams are down; agriculture seems steady, but who knows; some development is back; less gen. contracting jobs for well-connected UF alumni under Haridopoulos/Scott; the big landlords are definitely hurting because they overbuilt; charter schools under heightened scrutiny.

    Who knows.

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    handsmile says:

    @Patricia Kayden:

    Current TV’s website is still posting a broadcast schedule. Depending on your location/cable package, you may be able to keep watching those programs for the time being. (Here in New York City, the evil Time Warner has already ceased transmission.)

    In Al-Jazeera’s announcement of its purchase, it advised that a new channel Al-Jazeera America would be developed; no mention of a timeline for its debut.

    Should you have access to Al Jazeera English (provided now by only a few carriers in the US), let me recommend it enthusiastically. Not dissimilar to Current TV in its emphasis upon documentaries/long-form coverage, its reporting on international affairs is outstanding and deeply informative. It puts BBC America, much less any American news programming, to shame and disgrace.

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    LanceThruster says:

    On a much happier note, today is the official last day in the Senate for Joe Lieberman. Good riddance, Joe, you sanctimonious douchenozzle!

    In an alternate universe, I wonder how much VP Lieberman would have been pissing me off under the wise tutelage of Pres. Gore. Would he have stopped being enough of a schmuck to actually vote for him after Pres. Gore’s second term?

    Hard to say. Reeeally hard to say. I dislike the smarmy little weasel so much (yet held my nose to vote for the ticket he was on).

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    JustAnotherBob says:

    @prufrock: As another let me add



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    Kilkee says:

    You read it here first: ND shocks the world. (Well, the SEC.)

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