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Monday, November 15, 2010

Stories to Watch: 11/15/10

I cleaned some carpet today, so for a couple hours afterward, I was sitting around in my winter jacket because I had a bazillion fans going. That was fun. Looks really nice now though, so I guess it was worth the arctic chill. Then the snow will fall, the entire world will turn wet and messy and I'll be right back where I started. Entropy is a bitch. Now here's the news...

Mitch McConnell flips on an earmarks ban. Of course, this happened after Jim DeMint said he had the votes for a ban. When in doubt, go with the winning team.

A new headache for the GOP. Tea partiers and gay Republicans urge the party to stay away from social issues, which the religious right is really not going to like. It's probably good advice though, since yet another poll shows the GOP has no mandate. Start banning abortion and screwing around with homophobia and you're going to wear out your welcome pretty quickly. Also on the coming-GOP-civil-war front, Latino Republicans warn of repercussions if frothing anti-immigration GOPers are given committees -- a group that comprises pretty much all of the party after you remove the Hispanic members. Sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show.

It's finally come to this: Arizonan Islamophobes picket a building they believe to be a mosque. It's not, it's a church. Just attacking stuff we think looks Muslim now. Here's hoping they feel like real idiots, because that's exactly what they are.

Charlie Rangel begins a press conference by saying he can't say anything, then goes on at length about the ethics charges he just faced in a hearing he walked out on.

The Westburo Baptist hate cult has a real bad day.

A no-brainer way to win on the $250k+ tax giveaway gains steam.

Finally, the Washington Post's On Faith blog gets all stupid again.

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