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News from the Liberal Blogosphere

I’ve fired up my new Blogospherometer for astonishing news in liberal and conservative politics, and looky what showed up:

–>View From Mars tells us how the book And Tango Makes Three, a true story about two male penguins who take care of a little orphaned baby penguin, is ruffling some non-arctic feathers. Parents in Savannah, Missouri have become convinced that it’s all a gay penguin conspiracy.

–>Yellow Swordfish tells the story of Walter and Deanna Soehnge, who fell under Department of Homeland Security surveillance and had their assets frozen for the terroristic activity of … paying off their credit card balance! Now it can be told.

–>IO Error tells us how, after a caller to FOX “News” host Bill O’Reilly had the temerity to utter the sentence “Keith Olbermann has the best show in the 8 o’clock hour,” Mr. O’Reilly sent security after his ass! Said our Bill:

Mike is a gone guy. We have your phone numbers, by the way, so if you’re listening, Mike, we have your phone number, and we’re going to turn it over to FOX Security, and you’ll be getting a little visit. . . .

Eeek! Next, he’s going to tell his Mom about it! Eeeek! Help me, Rhonda. Help, help me, Rhonda.

5 thoughts on “News from the Liberal Blogosphere”

  1. Michael Hampton says:

    The fact that Bill O’Reilly is stupid doesn’t make me a liberal. :) Politics is quite a bit more complex than the simplistic “conservative/liberal” division that both sides of that false division like to perpetuate, because it keeps them in power, and keeps true seekers of change away from power.

  2. Jim says:

    I call you a liberal because your blog stands in support of liberty, which is what liberals support. I anticipate your objections (“I’m a libertarian,” etc.) by noting what you note: politics is not simple, and to be liberal is not simply to not be conservative. Not all aspects of non-Republicanism or non-conservatism are the same. To be liberal is not to be a democrat is not to be feminist is not to be leftist is not exactly the same as to be socialist is not the same as to be Marxist is not the same as to be for free trade, etc. etc. etc.. I don’t think I’d call you a feminist, a socialist or a Marxist, but I persist in calling you (based on what I read of you) a liberal — whether you like it or not!

  3. Jim says:

    another point: I don’t think either true conservatives or true liberals are in power. I think Republicans (who give lip service and occasionally more to cultural conservatives but represent corporate moneyed interests) are in power. I think Democrats (who give lip service and occasionally more to liberals but represent some corporate and some non-corporate moneyed interests) are jockeying for power. But neither is in power right now.

  4. HareTrinity says:

    There have been some very respectable conservatives in history, but I don’t think any of them were as authoritarian as those currently in charge of various US matters.

    That aside, the penguin story; is that the one of the two from New York zoo? I love that story, it’s so cute!

  5. Michael Hampton says:

    You can call me a classical liberal, if you like. :)

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