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Ridiculous politics: ’80s pop band or Super PAC?

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Nothing highlights the ridiculousness of modern-day politics better than satire. A 2015 version of that means deciphering between some silly pop culture genre or theme and a political one. It’s this mentality that gave us the nuggets of awesome that were “Who said it, Donald Trump or Ron Burgundy” or a similar one picking out quotes from both the Donald and Lucille Bluthe from Arrested Development. Now, in order to highlight just how utterly stupid most Super PAC names are,…

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Paula Dockery to abandon governor’s race

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Chris Ingram first reported what has now been confirmed by multiple sources: Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) will abandon her longshot campaign for governor. Dockery’s campaign has been stuck in first gear since she announced her candidacy more than eight months ago. Since announcing, Dockery has had a lackluster fundraising performance. As something of a maverick in the state legislature, Dockery was never embraced by the GOP establishment or the lobbyists and other moneymen who can make a…

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Paula Dockery to abandon governor’s race

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Chris Ingram first reported what has now been confirmed by multiple sources: Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Paula Dockery (R-Lakeland) will abandon her longshot campaign for governor. Dockery’s campaign has been stuck in first gear since she announced her candidacy more than eight months ago. Since announcing, Dockery has had a lackluster fundraising performance. As something of a maverick in the state legislature, Dockery was never embraced by the GOP establishment or the lobbyists and other moneymen who can make…

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Brokeback Squadron

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Iceman: You can be my wingman… Maverick: Bullshit, you can be mine. For years, those words have represented the pentultimate in machoism, but, like so much from the ’80s, (listening to Genesis, reading Bret Easton Ellis), what once appeared manly now appears homoerotic. If you disagree, first look at this side-splitting video titled Brokeback Squadron, a remix of the trailer for Top Gun set in the post-Brokeback Mountain world of cinema.

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