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Last Friday was a banner day in the Fix household -- not only did Catholic University field hockey move to 3-0 (!) on the season but the latest edition of the "Almanac of American Politics" arrived in our mailbox!

Regular readers of the Fix know of our slavish devotion to the Almanac and the Christmas morning-like excitement that greets its arrival every two years. (Full disclosure: Back before there even was a Fix -- hard to believe but that time did exist -- we worked as a researcher on the Almanac.)

Why? Because in a single book -- albeit one that spans 1,726 pages -- you can get not only all of the election data you could ever want but also fun facts from the congressional districts around the country.

Facts like:

* The youngest (lowest median age) district in the country is Utah's 3rd represented by Jason Chaffetz (R); the oldest district is Florida's 13th held by Vern Buchanan (R).

* There are nine former Members of Congress who are currently serving as governor. Govs. Bob Riley (R-Ala.), Butch Otter (R-Idaho), Bobby Jindal (R-La.), John Baldacci (D-Maine), Jon Corzine (D-N.J.), Bill Richardson (D-N.M.), Jim Gibbons (R-Nev.), Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) and, of course, Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) make the list.

* Ninety-six members of the House (48 from each party) and 25 Senators (11 Republicans, 14 Democrats) have served in the military.

* The closest Senate election in 2008 was in Minnesota where Sen. Al Franken (D) beat Norm Coleman (R) by 312 votes or .01 percent of all votes cast. The closest House election by percentage was in Virginia's 5th district where Rep. Tom Perriello (D) beat Virgil Goode (R) by .23 percent; the closest House race by vote differential was in Louisiana's 4th district where Rep. Paul Fleming (R) edged Paul Carmouche (D) by just 350 votes.

The Almanac is, without question, one of our desert island books. (The other political tome would be "What It Takes".)

And, yes, we are aware the above sounds like an infomercial -- it cleans! it brightens! it mops up! -- but the Almanac really is that good. (Nerd alert: The Fix has been working for years to put together a full collection of Almanacs -- starting with the first one in 1972.)

Go buy it. If you dare.

By Chris Cillizza  |  September 14, 2009; 4:00 PM ET
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"A start: Hate broadcasters' kryptonite--the Fairness Doctrine. Out. The Pats and Buffalo are on.

Posted by: broadwayjoe"


Yup, exciting end to that one.

Posted by: DDAWD | September 14, 2009 10:41 PM | Report abuse

This Thursday, September 17, 2009, Amy Poehler will return to co-anchor with Seth Meyers "Weekend Update Thursday" which is scheduled to air in conjunction with this season -- as many as thirteen episodes will be produced -- SNL's 35th season will premiere with Megan Fox and U2 on September 26th.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

I can't wait for SNL to start back up and fry this guy! Fred Armisen, America needs you.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 9:00 PM | Report abuse

A start: Hate broadcasters' kryptonite--the Fairness Doctrine. Out. The Pats and Buffalo are on.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 8:59 PM | Report abuse

"bogus claims ... a lie, plain and simple ... this, too, is false ... it's not true."

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

I'll save you the trouble: technically, water is not wet because...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

OBAMA: "Some of people's concerns have grown out of bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost. The best example is the claim made not just by radio and cable talk show hosts, but by prominent politicians, that we plan to set up panels of bureaucrats with the power to kill off senior citizens. Now, such a charge would be laughable if it weren't so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.

There are also those who claim that our reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false. The reforms I'm proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.

WILSON: You lie!

OBAMA: It's not true."

What more do you want? Obama to name names, have the FBI arrest them, ship them off to GTMO?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

LOL!!! I wasn't aware that "forcing Gibbs to deal with this issue" could ever include "decid[ing] to duck the issue" -- bring it on, you libs -- maybe you and "drindl" simply learned different Venn Diagrams than I did ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Gawd, not with the whole "water is wet" meme again?!

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

The point I tried to make was Gibbs/BHO decided to duck the issue, to not call water wet and call out these lunatics. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Great "Julia" reference, G&T! Agreed: Doin' a Julia just isn't going to work. Also have a feelin' Michelle LaVaughan O is not buying into this either. My guess is the lunatic with AK47 at the BHO event was probably the tipping point for her. MoDo, Frank Rich, Gene Robinson, and many others have all called for BHO to hit back. We can only hope.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 8:32 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

Unless you have some other clip wherein Gibbs agreed with MoDo?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Also on Sunday, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs played down MoDo's rantings:

"I don't think the pPesident believes that people are upset because of the color of his skin," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/13/white-house-dismisses-dowd-claim-wilson-outburst-race-based/

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:29 PM | Report abuse

On Sunday, Pulitzer Prize winner Maurren Dowd described these lunatics and their rather obvious motivations pretty well.

Excerpt:

"I’ve been loath to admit that the shrieking lunacy of the summer — the frantic efforts to paint our first black president as the Other, a foreigner, socialist, fascist, Marxist, racist, Commie, Nazi; a cad who would snuff old people; a snake who would indoctrinate kids — had much to do with race.

I tended to agree with some Obama advisers that Democratic presidents typically have provoked a frothing response from paranoids — from Father Coughlin against F.D.R. to Joe McCarthy against Truman to the John Birchers against J.F.K. and the vast right-wing conspiracy against Bill Clinton.

But Wilson’s shocking disrespect for the office of the president — no Democrat ever shouted “liar” at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq — convinced me: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it."

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/opinion/13dowd.html?_r=1

It was this MoDo column, calling out the racism, that forced Gibbs to deal with tis matter over the weekend. Can't be dodged any longer.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

Alleged "liars" ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:25 PM | Report abuse

pResident Obama DID refer to liars (and got called out innediately ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

@BWJ: total co-sign on the need for reaction. This is the Barack Obama administration, not the Dianne Carroll administration. It's not a time for timidity or gesticulations about bipartisanship with Republicans. I want to see him get mad, refer to people as liars, no beating around. That's what we elected.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

(Rep. Wilson will get another $1 million in donations if the Dems do this)

"Despite initial reluctance by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the House is poised to vote Tuesday on a resolution of disapproval against Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who called out “You lie!” as pResident Barack Obama spoke to Congress last Wednesday.

The most common rebukes for a House member are reprimand, censure, and expulsion. In choosing “disapproval,” Democrats are seeking a sanction lighter than any of those.

They are playing down the move somewhat, saying they feel it’s important to chastise Wilson for violating House rules so egregiously, but also noting that the punishment is relatively minor. If Wilson apologized on the House floor, as leaders of both parties have urged him to do, Democrats say they would withdraw the motion.

The official decision to offer the resolution is likely to come at a meeting of Democratic leaders tonight, but such a move appears all but certain. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) issued a statement this afternoon saying he would vote against the resolution, making it likely it will be approved on a largely party-line vote."

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe:

You are aware that Obama's own grandmother stated that he was born in what is Kenya today, right?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

James Earl Ray was a "coward" now too?!

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 8:11 PM | Report abuse

G&T: another "tax protester's" sign asks Obama to go "back to Kenya."

I know Gibbs said BHO is refusing to call out these folks for their racism, but at some point you need to admit a skunk stinks before you have a credibility problem with your supporters. Could be wrong but I think the current BHO strategy is a mistake--the summer was totally wasted b/c of the media attention given to the series of fake racial proxy issues these Yahoos teed up, e.g., Clown Hall thugs, birthers, Van Jones, deathers, 9/12ers, etc. Yes it's true Ali won with the Rope a Dope but in the end he became punch-drunk and it was Foreman who got fat and rich selling hamburger grillers. Just sayin'.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

I was driving back home from the Pentagon City Costco on Saturday after picking up supplies for my condo association's picnic. I drove by the Crystal City Metro Station and saw a whole bunch of folks wearing yellow t-shirts. It didn't take long to realize who they were.

My impressions were two-fold. (1) This had been coordinated and organized. Nothing wrong with that, but don't fool me to think this is some kind of spontaneous rally. (2) It was just plain folks. I saw some families and these looked like decent people. People with whom I have strong disagreements, but my fellow countrymen and women. I don't think the proper response is to dismiss them as bigots and loonies. Obama has it right. Fired up and ready to go. Don't give an inch to compromise with those whom will take a mile and demand more. Yet, consider ideas from all sides.

If we're in the era of the 24/7 news cycle, then we're also in the world of the 365/2 political campaign. This is not 1994. The stakes are immeasurably higher.

HInt to everyone: if you have a food processor, make your own ground beef from chuck roast. Costs less and is so so so much better than the "ground beef" you'll get at the market.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | September 14, 2009 8:01 PM | Report abuse

For example, one Yahoo's sign says, "We are unarmed...this time."

==

Dude. That's a guy whose boss makes him lick the floor to keep his job, whose wife opens'em for other men right in front of him, whose control over his own destiny begins and ends with the TV remote, and whose dog can stare him down.

Just a lot of big talk from stupid frightened ineffectual people more likely to neuter themselves in a gun accident than kill anyone.

Racists are cowards.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Chris, for the first post in weeks that wasn't pro-Republican.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | September 14, 2009 4:05 PM
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Co-sign...but then again it was about receiving a book in the mail. It's still going to be hard to live down the current Columbia Journalism Review's description of this space as a Drudge "imitator" and "emulator." What did Fix do to CJR?--refuse to renew his subscription?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Interesting that Mr. Cillizza was paying attention to Sarah "Barracuda" Palin as early as 2007.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 7:46 PM | Report abuse

While the MSM pushed the false narrative the weekend teabaggers were "tax protesters," the Daily Kos (link below) posted pictures of these bigoted sociopaths, including a great collage of their signs. Not surprisingly, none of the signs had anything to do with "taxes." All of the signs either insulted our President or threatened violence. For example, one Yahoo's sign says, "We are unarmed...this time." Hardly a coded message.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/9/14/779699/-912-Teabaggers-in-their-own-words

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

At least we know that "drindl" has seen (but has yet to condemn) Drake killing a pro-life activist. Even I condemned Dr. Tiller's assassination ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Not as odd as the fact that fraud gets any attention at all.

Ron Paul, I mean.

His cultists talk about him with reverent awe. It's nauseating, Paul is an idiot.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 7:33 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

1) inside of a gym

2) a salad

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Off topic. Today's print version of the Washington Post features the Fix column about the Ron Paul "Revolution" posted a week ago. Odd.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 14, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

the 'inside' of a salad?

Obama 'drug his feet' on the issue?

it's an interesting Venn Diagram to me, the overlap of rightwing/illiteracy.

Posted by: drindl | September 14, 2009 7:27 PM | Report abuse

A half-dozen smokers with beer bellies holding signs with swastikas

Yeah perfectly comparable to the Boston thing in 1773.

(*guffaw*)

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 7:26 PM | Report abuse

GoldAndTanzanite:

Are you OK? You seem to be slurring your words. Did you take too much of those pills you got on Friday?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 7:19 PM | Report abuse

Thank you DDawd, only the people who go to see the Skins will actually be a united group. The TEAbaggers were 70K -- and as the photos show they have about 30 or 40 different causes and as Drindl points out, many of them do not appear to ahave a grasp on reality.

I was amazed by the small turn-out. This was supposed to be their premiere event, promoted for weeks by Beck, Fox and Freedomeworks and they can't even get folks to drive up from South Carolina or Virginia? And the speakers were lame nobodies from Congress -- they won't even be able to get that low level of speaker next time out.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | September 14, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

The "liberal" accused of killing a pro-life activist in Michigan hasn't seen the inside of a gym or a salad for quite a while:

http://www.lifenews.com/state4416.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 7:10 PM | Report abuse

a good start

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 7:07 PM | Report abuse

rightwingers sure are fat.

==

Liberals go to the gym.

Liberals eat salad.

Weighing 350 is patriotic. Decent small-town Americans jus' like Wasilla.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 7:05 PM | Report abuse

@BB re: the ten disks

three of the orchestral works of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern

four of the chamber works of the same composers (emphasizing the string quartets)

three of noise compositions by Dissecting Table. Difficult choices there

Books: QCD all the way

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack is also hotly anticipated

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisden_Cricketers%27_Almanack

Posted by: margaretmeyers | September 14, 2009 6:58 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/09/size-matters-so-do-lies.html

On the Freedomworks lie.

The guy said something like 2 million people showed up. The thing is, that's about the number that showed up for Obama's inauguration. When that happened, the city pretty much shut down from the influx of people. It wasn't anywhere near as bad for this thing. It's a load of people, but not enough to completely shut things down. The number of people at the tea party is akin to the number of people who will go see the Redskins next week.

Posted by: DDAWD | September 14, 2009 6:46 PM | Report abuse

Since no one else is discussing the thread topic, I thought that this was interesting:

"Obama waited over 48 hours before finally releasing a very short statement condemning the Friday shooting of pro-life advocate, James Pouillon. In hours of the shooting of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller, Obama had a statement, but he drug his feet on this incident.

As LifeNews.com reported, Pouillon, 63, was shot Friday morning as he protested abortion outside a local hospital in Owosso, Michigan.

...

Obama's brief statement is just half the size of his statement after the Tiller shooting and makes no mention of Pouillon's pro-life stance or that he was shot because he opposed abortion.

"The shooting last week in Michigan was deplorable. Whichever side of a public debate you're on, violence is never the right answer," Obama said.

...

Former Republican presidential candidate and American Values leader Gary Bauer said he has seen a different approach from the mainstream media in its reporting on the Pouillon shooting.

"Regrettably, there have been incidents of violence at abortion centers in recent years. We, and virtually every pro-life group, have condemned those acts," he told LifeNews.com. "At the same time, Big Media never missed an opportunity to use each example to condemn the entire pro-life movement as if it consisted entirely of hate-filled people."

"Today, a pro-life activist was shot and killed outside of a Michigan high school. The victim has been described in press reports as a 63-year old man, who wore leg braces, occasionally used a walker and a portable oxygen tank," he continued.

"Will reporters and journalists offer commentary on the extremism of the pro-abortion movement and the culture of death that it perpetuates? Will this story even make the evening news?"

Thus far, the media reporting has been light compared with the blow-by-blow details given to the Tiller shooting."

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 6:12 PM | Report abuse

This reminds me of a favorite BBC radio program of mine from back in the day when the Blade got to watch the Blades: Desert Island Discs. It's a one hour program in which a noted personality is asked about the ten discs they would take with them onto a desert island and the songs are played over the course of an hour long interview. At the very end, the subject of the interview was also asked about what book they would take with them in addition to the Torah/Bible/Koran/etc. One always heard some wonderful music and insight into the character of some interesting people. My list would include:

(Who Discovered) America (Ozomatli)
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd)
Yours (Free Hot Lunch)

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | September 14, 2009 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Did they look anything like Harlan J. Drake, accused of gunning down a pro-life activist?

http://www.lifenews.com/state4416.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Pathological lying is a feature of this cult, too:

'Last Saturday, FreedomWorks, a corporate-funded right-wing advocacy group headed by former Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX), hosted an anti-Obama rally in Washington DC. The event was attended and paid for by various conservative organizations, from Parental Rights associations, to “birthers,” to the Rural Landowners, a militant faction that has referenced Waco and Ruby Ridge to call for violence against the government.

Standing proudly on-stage during the rally, FreedomWorks leader Matt Kibbe proclaimed that ABC News was reporting that 1 million to 1.5 million people were in attendance. However, ABC News quickly called Kibbe out for his lies:

At no time did ABC News, or its affiliates, report a number anywhere near as large. ABCNews.com reported an approximate figure of 60,000 to 70,000 protesters, attributed to the Washington, D.C., fire department. In its reports, ABC News Radio described the crowd as “tens of thousands.”

Posted by: drindl | September 14, 2009 5:50 PM | Report abuse

drindl:

Do you want me to post photos of CodePink deviants so we can all compare and contrast?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 5:45 PM | Report abuse

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/gallery/2009/09/hearses-nazi-dogs-and-crucified-liberty-scenes-from-the-912-march.php?img=7

here's a slide show of saturday's freak parade in DC. rightwingers sure are fat. not to mention bash*t crazy.

Posted by: drindl | September 14, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

To be clear, CC, I recognize that your posts on Mass Senate Special were not pro-Republican, so I apologize for my hyperbole.

Those posts would have been of more interest, however, if they had not focused so much on other Kennedys who repeated claimed they were not interested in the race. I realize that's not as interesting to the GOP if they won't have the dynasty to harp against.

As to the almanac, forgive me for my ignorance--I didn't know a compendium of election data could be partisan.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | September 14, 2009 5:35 PM | Report abuse

"What to call the Teabaggers gathering in DC this past weekend--the 2009 Birthing Man Festival!"

There's so much stuff in today's slideshow of the weekend's Tea Party protest it was a bit difficult for me to know which picture to feature on the front page. There's this picture with a sign that says "Keep Pushing Us ... Find Out What Happens". That's a good conversation starter. And this poster of Obama that reads "When we smell the burning flesh from the ovens it will be too late for us all."

And then a sign --next to the WH -- WE CAME UNARMED, THIS TIME.

When did america get invaded by these gutless braindamged crazies?

Posted by: drindl | September 14, 2009 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I used to read the Almanac like a scriptural feast. Then, the Alamanac's editor, Michael Barone started writing his columns from the fax machine at the RNC.
Everything that has Barone's touch is of questionable content because Michael abandoned thoughtful insight for hack stenography.

Posted by: MikeKelly45 | September 14, 2009 5:27 PM | Report abuse

Well, drindl, those like GoldAndTanzanite (fka "chrisfox8") DID trash Gov. Palin for not aborting Trig -- you don't have to believe me about that -- ask FairlingtonBlade.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Chris, I apologize for my comment below. I was thinking of your many posts about health care lately and the way you have been cherry-picking data out of the Post's polls and quoting Rasmussen.

You have indeed given us many posts about the Massachusetts Senate Special. Of course there is not much to report on the GOP side, whose nominee may rightly be called a "sacrificial lamb."

I also appreciate your handling of Senator Kennedy's death, and funeral, especially the kindness you showed his family by not referring to him as a "cadaver" or complaining about HOV lane usage. Much thanks, and keep up the good work.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | September 14, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Check out the authors of that rag-- Michael Barone, neocon, Fox News 'commentator' american enterprise institute fellow. Rightwing clown.

On November 11, 2008, Barone said journalists trashed Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republicans' vice presidential nominee, because "she did not abort her Down syndrome baby."

Posted by: drindl | September 14, 2009 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, will "scrivener50" next claim that Mr. Cillizza was the one who invented the death ray "directed energy weapons"?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Can anyone else explain how the previous thread discussing only the Dems in MA. Senate race is "pro-Republican"?

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/senate/ma-senate-a-new-entrant.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

The Almananac DEFINITELY leans GOP. The comments are Republican-tilted. No doubt. CQ's almanac is much more even-handed, though not as funny.

Posted by: RussellNewYork | September 14, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cillizza:

Which editions are you missing?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, not the first edition, but pretty close!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | September 14, 2009 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I remember buying the very first edition when I was a poli sci major. This was back around 81-82. Istill have that copy, but it might be time to invest in the new edition.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | September 14, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

I remember buying the very first edition when I was a poli sci major. This was back around 81-82. Istill have that copy, but it might be time to invest in the new edition.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | September 14, 2009 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cillizza:

The 1996 edition is available cheap if you are missing that one.

http://catalog.ebay.com/Almanac-American-Politics-1996-/688848/r.html

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

My desert island book would be the full Particle Data Group biannual.

Posted by: GoldAndTanzanite | September 14, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

this book rocks! i had to write a 10pg paper on the congressional election system by using a single CD as a example and this book gave me all my info. michael barone is one political genuis!

Posted by: dee150586 | September 14, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

For the record, RESPONDING to a thread hijacking is not the same thing as hijacking itself.

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Chris,

I wouldn't be without it!

Posted by: sverigegrabb | September 14, 2009 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Oooh, I didn't know Virgil Goode lost!

This was the guy who warned that if we don't toughen immigration laws, then more non-immigrant Muslims like Keith Ellison might get elected to Congress.

Good riddance.

Posted by: DDAWD | September 14, 2009 4:12 PM | Report abuse

mikeinmidland:

How, exactly, are the dozen threads praising Ted Kennedy, focusing only on the Dem. primary to replace him, and basically dismissing any chance anyone else has "pro-Republican"?

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

"How to Build a Life-Raft" is, without a question, the one book I would take ; )

Posted by: JakeD | September 14, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Thank you, Chris, for the first post in weeks that wasn't pro-Republican.

Posted by: mikeinmidland | September 14, 2009 4:05 PM | Report abuse

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