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Open Thread: Palin, Alaskans Have Something to Say

Palin, during her semi-annual book selling tour has been hitting the airwaves saying stupid things. Alaskans understand at this point that this is part of the deal. She comes out with a book, or she needs money for her PAC she hits the TV and says ‘controversial things’ – raises Tea Party cash and then heads back to her desert villa. I’ve been thinking of a response to her ridiculous comments on the ‘liberal‘ Pope when I happened across the Alaskan band Portugal. The Man. While their song is non-political… I couldn’t happen to add my own meaning to their…

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TX Armed Group Indentified & Running for Congress

[This is a followup to a previous story, which you can read here.] The Mudflats has dug up some interesting tidbits about the group of 2nd Amendment proponents that have been protesting outside the Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense meetings in Texas. The problem that the Mom’s had wasn’t necessarily the protest, but that the group was openly carrying rifles – something they saw as an intimidation tactic. The group, now identified as the Tarrant County Texas chapter of national group called “Come And Take It” by the Moms Demand Action, has an interesting leader. The leader of the…

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Open Thread [Late Night]: Why is it So Hard to Make it in America

Here’s some awesome soul music for you late night Mudpuppies. Not sure where I came across this track but damn, it’s good. Charles Bradley is a sixty something singer who just released his first album – and it’s stunning. There’s also a documentary about him on Netflix streaming – I highly recommend it. Trailer for the Documentary ‘Soul of America’

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Haters Gonna Hate – [Video]

Hat tip to Upworthy for posting this amazing video by youtubers Clever Pie and Isabel Fay singing about haters, trolls and death threats on the internet. Some might say you are a… Sexually aggressive, racist, homophobe, misogynistic, Cowardly, illitterate, waste of human skin, Sexually aggressive, racist, homophobe, misogynistic, Cowardly, iliterat, waste of human skin, But I say: thank you beautiful stranger. A lot of these hit very close to home – as you can imagine we here at The Mudflats get quite a few of them… you only need to look at Shannyn Moore’s facebook page on any given day…

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Lou Reed, Gone.

Satellite’s gone, up to the skies, Thing like that drive me out of my mind I remember turning on the TV sometime in my teens, I don’t remember what channel it was but on the screen was a rough faced skinny guy with sunglasses on in front of the mic. He started singing… Holly came from Miami, F.L.A. Hitch-hiked her way across the USA Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, Hey babe Take a walk on the wild side Hey honey Take a walk on the wild side It…

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The Muslims Are Coming – Road Trip Comic Enlightenment

“Oh the Muslims… you know they are a coming… they’re gentle and they’re friendly so open up your arms and give’m a hug…” -Opening Song from The Muslims Are Coming The Muslims Are Coming –  just released this month on video on demand sites like iTunes and is more than just your standard comedy tour film. Every once and a while a group of comedians with some vague thing in common (usually they have the same agent) get together and go on a tour – they hire a videographer to film the behind the scenes shenanigans that go on –…

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Time to End Columbus Day

Kid’s love Columbus Day. It’s a day off for no reason – there’s no holiday to really celebrate – no uncomfortable suits to wear at church or awkward family gatherings. Just a day off. The parent may go shopping, but that’s really about it… worst case scenario you end the day with a new TV, or a couch. We were taught that Columbus Day celebrates a great explorer, someone that fought against the group think that the earth was flat. And that he actually discovered something new. When in actuality his discovery of ‘the America’s’ is like me ‘discovering’ that…

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Send Cruz & Co. to North Slope

As we trip along our merry way through the government shut down, and straight toward the Cliffs of Default, the mighty Matt Taibbi has penned his thoughts on the political landscape for Rolling Stone. Having lived in the former Soviet Union for ten years, Taibbi finds himself musing, “What Would Stalin Do?” about the pack of representatives who seem to have come straight from the back of the school bus, to the back bench of Congress. I’m guessing he would have taken Tea Party Sen. Ted Cruz’s caucus members, loaded them onto cattle cars, and relocated them to a piece…

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Bible-Thumping Reverse Robin Hoods

“The extent that you did it to one of these brothers of mine, even the least of them, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40) In 2011, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R. Minn.) suggested that Hurricane Irene was God telling us that government spending was out of control. Believing the Almighty to be heavily invested in the U.S. budget and despite Christ’s words on charity, little wonder she just voted with 216 of her Republican colleagues in Congress to slash 4 million people and $39 billion (over the next ten years) from Food Stamps (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) despite 32,000 fellow Minnesotans benefiting from the program. Echoing Bachmann’s…

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UPDATE: It’s Come To This: Denying Grieving Families Benefits

Updated 10-10-13 4pm AK Time Just received this e-mail from IAVA – and for once it’s excellent news.  Big news on the government shutdown. Washington is finally starting to listen. Because Americans came together and raised hell, the families of those killed in action will get their death gratuity benefits on time and be able to travel to Dover to receive their loved one. We’re thankful to the Fisher House Foundation for stepping up and taking care of the military families who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We’ve updated our Shutdown FAQ feed on our site with today’s news and…

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