Axelrod and Obama

Chicago Style Trash Talk

Well, now that the little Le’Affaire du Patraeus thing is over (just kidding, Pete Hoekstra promises more to come!), we can now get back to the important stuff: Trash Talk. This edition is served up Chicago Style because no city has had a better week. The reelection effort for hometown guy Obama, run out of Chicago by Axelrod and Plouffe came up roses and Obama gave his acceptance speech there.

But, even bigger and badder are Da Bears. Man, they are on a roll that is not getting enough attention in the football universe. The Bears are 7-1 on the year and just demolished the Titans last week. Urlacher is solid as usual and Charles Tillman is the second coming of Revis Island in their D-backfield. Who knows, he may schiz out at any time, but Jay Cutler and the offense are really clicking. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall are a big part of that. Together, it is a team that is just flat out scary right now.

Which is a good thing, because the other current league powerhouse, the Houston Texans are coming for a Sunday Night throwdown. This is far and away the game of the week, and it will tell us a lot about both teams as they start the second half of the regular schedule.

Some other random thoughts: Don’t look now, but with Thursday’s win over the hapless Jags, the Colts and Andrew Luck are 6-3. The Vikes and Kittehs game should be interesting; similar records, but moving in opposite directions as teams. The Lions are starting to settle in and the Vikes are unraveling slightly as of late after a surprising start. Cowboys at Iggles is another interesting game between two desperate teams, both of which Continue reading

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emptywheel @mla1396 Yes, I realize. That's sort of what I meant by tweet: AFGE has standing to complain, most OPM victims don't have same heft.
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bmaz @ethanbrown72 @adamjohnsonNYC @NewYorker That is a win/win any day of the week!
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emptywheel RT @mattkbh: BREAKING: Donald Trump says a kind thing to Hispanic immigrant https://t.co/ckTCyvQnYE
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emptywheel RT @saftergood: Prisoner incarceration in the US "has probably reached the point of diminishing returns" says new CRS report http://t.co/GV
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emptywheel Worth watching AFGE as one entity that can fight for recourse for employees on OPM hack, including this suit. http://t.co/sottite0sR
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emptywheel Boy SCOTUS' leftward tilt -- and Con's unhappiness with it -- didn't last out a probable anti-labor cert, did it?
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emptywheel ISIS catching up to KSA on the beheading front again. http://t.co/zAGO44nmoS https://t.co/r1cVYy0bUr
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emptywheel @DonteStallworth But where's the spoiler alert? @Cirincione
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emptywheel @JPughMI I live in and like this state (but not its gov) and can't understand how good beer makes us #1. Please explain.
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emptywheel @KenGude But I'd add: most have been at Gitmo for 13 years w/no trial. We'll have to invent word for prosecutors waiting out death soon
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emptywheel @KenGude Yeah, when I thought about it it made sense. And @carolrosenberg has written abt rising costs tied to aging detainees.
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