Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Faith Leaders Decry Questioning of Obama’s Faith

President has been ‘unwavering in confessing Christ as Lord'
"Nearly three dozen Christian leaders across the theological spectrum have issued a public statement saying they are "deeply troubled by the recent questioning of President Obama's faith."
READ the article at Presbyterian News Service.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome to Purple America

Now that Glenn Beck's Tea Party extravaganza/Elmer Gantry revival meeting at the Lincoln Memorial is over and done with, and all of his "real American" followers have gone home to "real America", I want to share with everyone a great series of maps of the 2008 presidential election results. They tell a quite different story than the divisive one propogated by FOX "News" and most other right leaning media mouthpieces and raise questions about where the "real America" is or whether it even exists at all.

VIEW the maps at University of Michigan.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Beck's 8/28 Rally Attracts Fewer Than Expected

Despite perfect weather, far-right wingnut commentator and paranoid conspiracy weaver, Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally attracted approximately 87,000 of his brainwashed Tea Party followers Saturday. This is far short of the 300,000 expected by event organizers or the 1/2 million [!] claimed by the rally's corporate sponsor, FOX "News." 
READ about it at CBS News.

UPDATE 8/29/10: Most Reports of Glenn Beck Rally Size Rely On 'Guestimates'
"CBS commissioned an estimate from AirPhotosLive, a company that provides crowd sizes based on aerial photos. CBS noted that there's a margin of error of plus or minus 9,000. So, by this estimate, there were as few as 78,000 attendees or as many as 96,000."
"Unlike CBS, most news organizations balked at getting that specific (or hiring professionals to make a head count). Some media outlets played it safe with "tens of thousands," a count that's indisputable."
 READ about it at Yahoo News.

UPDATE 8/29/10: Even Palin Can’t Save Beck From Rally Attendance Fail
"It is the day after Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally, guest starring Sarah Palin, in the Don Knotts, Scooby Doo guest star slot, and the spin is on. Beck claims 400,000 people attended, Palin claims 500,000 people attended, and Michele Bachmann said 1 million people were there, but independent estimates place the number at 87,000-100,000 meaning another Beck rally has flopped."
READ about it at Politicus USA

Saturday, August 28, 2010

BUSTED! Fox News Posts Review Of Glenn Beck’s Rally Before It Happens

"Fox News promos often tout the network as 'The Most Powerful Name In News.' Now that power extends into the supernatural as FoxNews.com is caught publishing a story reviewing Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' rally in Washington, DC, the day before it takes place."
READ the article at The Daily Kos. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

U.S. Religious Freedom Owes Debt to Colonists’ Radical Document

1657 Flushing Remonstrance urged tolerance, foresaw modern religious rights.
"The colonists mentioned "Jews, Turks and Egyptians ... Presbyterian, Independent, Baptist or Quaker" and said they were "desiring to doe [sic] unto all men as we desire all men should doe unto us, which is the true law both of Church and State."

"Therefore if any of these said persons come in love unto us, we cannot in conscience lay violent hands upon them, but give them free egresse and regresse unto our town, and houses, as God shall persuade our consciences, for we are bounde [sic] by the law of God and man to doe good unto all men and evil to noe man," they said."
 READ the article at America.gov.

Draft of Glenn Beck's 8/28 Speech

After claiming that he was going to speak extemporaneously (while informed by the Holy Spirit [WTF?!]) at the Lincoln Memorial, Saturday, this transcript of Glenn Beck's 'Restoring Honor' speech was "leaked" to FOX News and posted on their Website.
"This is a rush transcript from 'Glenn Beck,' August 26, 2010. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated." (FOX "News")
p.s. I bet he'll use a teleprompter.
READ the transcript at FOX "News."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Glenn Beck's "I have a crazy messianic complex dream" Rally.

"...Beck's insanely melodramatic video promotion of the rally, replete with Goldline scamflackery and nutlog comparisons to Rosa Parks, the Wright Brothers, and the moon landing, isn't going to do anything to tamp down that nascent skepticism."
READ about it at The Huffington Post.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MLK Would Have Been On Glenn Beck's Chalkboard

"King forcefully advocated for drastic action by the federal government to combat poverty; supported "social justice"; called for an "economic bill of rights" that would "guarantee a job to all people who want to work"; and stated that we must address whether we need to "restructure the whole of American society" -- all ideas that Beck has vilified."
READ the article at Media Matters.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Defense of the (so-called) 'Ground Zero Mosque'

"In a rousing address before a predominantly Muslim audience Tuesday night, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg reaffirmed his commitment to the controversial Islamic cultural center near the former site of the World Trade Center."
READ the article at The Huffingtton Post.

Martin Luther King III on Glenn Beck's "I Have a Nightmare" Rally

My father "wholeheartedly embrace[d] the 'social gospel'..."
"He said that any religion that is not concerned about the poor and disadvantaged, "the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that strangle them and the social conditions that cripple them, is a spiritually moribund religion awaiting burial."
READ the Op-Ed at The Washington Post.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'The Paranoid Style In American Politics'

I wish I had time to post this everyday: Richard Hofstadter's "The Paranoid Style In American Politics."  It reads like a 'how to' manual for nut jobs like Glenn Beck. 
READ the essay at Harpers.

Welcome to DC: The Xenophobic Racist's Guide to the Nation's Capital

"Tea partiers preparing to pour into DC for Glenn Beck's March on the capitol Saturday needn't worry about where to eat or how to get around -- thanks to a tea party leader in Maine, they have all the info they'll need about how to operate in the nation's capital."
"But D.C. is a scary place, tea party activist Bruce Majors writes, full of "immigrants, frequently from east Africa or Arab countries..."
READ about it at TPM Muckraker.

Jon Stewart Destroys FOX News: The Parent Company Trap

"Fox News is either evil or stupid for not mentioning that Alwaleed bin Talal is News Corp.'s largest shareholder."
I'll say both, too.
WATCH the video clip at Comedy Central.

Maddow Slams Beck, et al, On Right Wing 'Ground Zero Mosque' Hypocrisy

"Be afraid white people. Be very afraid."

GOP NY Governor Candidate Paladino Argues for Welfare Camps

"There was a time in this country where the poor went to poorhouses, where they were treated like chattel and had no real opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty. Progress changed all that. Programs like unemployment insurance, welfare, food stamps, and Social Security gave American an opportunity to survive with at least a foothold to a better life."
The same paranoid right wing loonies who are afraid mythical FEMA internment camps are now advocating concentration camps for the poor and homeless. It's tin foil hat and Thorazine time again.
READ about it at Crooks and Liars.

The Sick Farce of Glenn Beck’s ‘Restoring Honor’ Rally

"Far from being a civil rights icon, Glenn Beck has built his empire and fame in part by being a master divider along racial lines. Especially since the inauguration of Barack Obama on the eve of his Fox News debut, Beck has emerged as the media’s boldest manipulator of white racial anxieties, fears and prejudice."
READ about it at The Southern Poverty Law Center.

Ann Coulter on WND: 'They're a bunch of fake Christians'

"These are fake Christians trying to get publicity," Coulter said on Fox News' "Red Eye." She's upset with WND not just for dropping her but for publishing quotes from her email exchanges with WND editor Joseph Farah." 
As the old saying goes, "It takes one to know one."
READ about it at The Washington Post.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fox News' Number Two Shareholder Funded ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Imam

"The second largest shareholder in News Corp. -- the parent company of Fox News -- has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to causes linked to the imam planning to build a Muslim community center and mosque near 'Ground Zero' in Manhattan, says a report from Yahoo!News."
READ about it at The Raw Story.

Marian Anderson: "My Country 'Tis Of Thee" (1939)

Here's one for all the morons who plan on participating in Glenn Beck's "I Have a Nightmare" rally this weekend at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
"Of the other civil rights events at the Lincoln Memorial, perhaps none other has been as celebrated as the Easter Sunday 1939 concert by contralto Marian Anderson, who sang to 75,000 people gathered on the grounds. As an African American Anderson had previously been denied the right to perform at Constitution Hall, owned by the then all-white Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). As a result First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who resigned from the DAR because of the incident, worked in tandem with the Marian Anderson Citizens Committe, the NAACP, and other artistic and civil rights organizations to arrange and publicized the Lincoln Memorial concert."

WATCH the video on You Tube.

Coptic Christians Look Too Muslim To Anti-Mosque Morons

"At one point, a portion of the crowd menacingly surrounded two Egyptian men who were speaking Arabic and were thought to be Muslims. “Go home,” several shouted from the crowd. “Get out,” others shouted.

In fact, the two men — Joseph Nassralla and Karam El Masry — were not Muslims at all. They turned out to be Egyptian Coptic Christians who work for a California-based Christian satellite TV station called “The Way.” Both said they had come to protest the mosque."

READ about it at Wonkette.

China to Invest Billions in Electric and Hybrid Cars

"The Chinese government announced a plan to invest nearly $15 billion to support electric and hybrid car development. The plan aims to put millions of electric and hybrid energy vehicles on the road over the next few years in the world’s biggest auto market."

Meanwhile, here in the US, the reactionary Republican party plans to block any and all legislation aimed at reducing oil consumption. Just wait a  few years. They will be the first to complain about Chinese domination of the international market for 'green' vehicles.
READ the article at The NYT via Repower America.

How a Lunatic, Racist Blogger Is Fanning Hate Against Muslims

"Anti-Islam groups created by extremists like Pamela Geller are on a crusade against U.S. Muslims."
READ the article at AlterNet. 

The Flat Earth Republicans Warming Up For Anti- Environmentalist Battle

Every GOP NH Senate Candidate Is A Global Warming Denier
"Appearing at a debate hosted by the Seacoast Republican Women in Portsmouth, NH on Wednesday, the six candidates — from millionaire businessmen Bill Binnie and Jim Bender to former attorney general Kelly Ayotte — were unanimous in their denial of man-made climate change, despite the overwhelming scientific evidence and the obvious changes that have already hit New Hampshire."
READ the article at Think Progress.

Kitties In The News

Cat Culture Thrives in Istanbul

"Many a visitor has noted the abundance of stray cats in the old imperial capital of Istanbul. They amble and lounge around some mosques and have the run of a couple of universities. Facebook campaigns gather supplies for them, and it's easy to spot nibbles and plastic containers of water left discreetly on sidewalks for the felines."
READ about it at AP via Yahoo News.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

FOX "News" Calls Palin and Bachmann 'Constitutional Experts'

"Did you ever ask yourself why people who watch Fox News are so grossly misinformed about our Constitution? The answer can be found by looking at who FNC considers constitutional experts. Fox doesn’t consider our constitutional law professor president an expert, but they look to such intellectual luminaries as Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin for guidance."
READ about it at Politicus USA. 

Pastor Terry Jones Arrested for Child Pornography

Just when you think it's going to be a slow news day, another wingnut jumps out of the clown car.
"Infamous Pastor Terry Jones, known for his activism against the Gainesville Florida mayor, and for his "Burn a Koran Day" has been arrested for possession of child pornography. Wednesday August 4, 2010 Pastor Terry Jones was arrested for sharing pictures of children in various states of nudity over the popular file sharing network Limewire."
READ about it at NBC.com. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Glenn Beck's Messianic Complex Reveals Its Wacky Head Again

"Due to lack of hotel rooms for 8-28, Beck tells listeners, "It's almost like, at this point, you're the baby Jesus"
LISTEN to the sound clip at Media Matters.

Olbermann De-constructs the 'What Religion Is the POTUS?' B.S.

Keith Olbermann presents facts and logical thinking again, surely to the dismay of those who seem intent on fanning the flames of bigotry that exist amongst the loony rightwing fringe.
WATCH the video on MSNBC.

Rev. Franklin Graham: Obama's 'Problem Is That He Was Born A Muslim'

"I think the president's problem is that he was born a Muslim, his father was a Muslim. The seed of Islam is passed through the father like the seed of Judaism is passed through the mother. He was born a Muslim, his father gave him an Islamic name," Graham told CNN's John King.
Of course "He was born a Muslim" is a right-wing-nut euphemism for "He's not a White Anglo-Saxon Protestant."  Dog whistle code for racists and bigots.
READ the article at The Huffington Post.
WATCH the bonus video: "Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk" by Frank Zappa.

Friday, August 20, 2010

10 Shameless Right-Wing Tributes to Ayn Rand

"As the evangelical Right's influence has declined, conservatives are adhering to another religion -- one based on the scribblings of a sociopath."
READ the article at AlterNet.

Poll Finds Americans Are Ignorant Of Science

This is "old" news but it may help explain where the majority of Teabaggers come from.
"Asked whether the Earth goes around the Sun or the Sun around the Earth, 21 percent replied incorrectly; 7 percent said they did not know."
READ the article at The New York Times.

The Daily Show: Extremist Makeover

Jon Stewart once again proves that, nowadays, logical, rational thought can be comedy. I'm not quite sure what this says about the times we live in.
Watch the video clips at Comedy Central:
PART ONE: "Homeland Edition."
PART TWO: "Team Mohammed vs. Team Jesus."

Ellis Island: Ghosts Of Freedom

Timely - and timeless - reminder: We were and are a nation of immigrants.
READ and WATCH at National Public Radio. 

Sheryl Crow Records Anti-Palin Anthem

I've liked her music ever since I first heard her on MTV. Now I like it even more. I hope this song becomes a number one hit.
READ the article at The Huffington Post.

'Patriot' Paranoia: A Look at the Top Ten Conspiracy Theories

Don your tin foil hats and  gather 'round the campfire. It's Patriot Paranoia Time.
READ the article at the SPLC.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Murdoch's News Corp. To Launch Arabic FOX News

I can't wait to see the the Arabic version of Glenn Beck. The thought makes my brain hurt.
READ the article at the Raw Story.

Bill Clinton Plays the Blues

Hey, Bill. Don't quit your day job. (p.s. Clinton's NOT a wingnut.)

WATCH the video on You Tube.

An Uncanny Resemblance

Michele "bat shit crazy" Bachmann and The Weekly World News' "Batboy." Any relation?

Jon Stewart Nails It Again: 'Mosque-Erade'

"John Oliver says Muslims are allowed to put a mosque near Ground Zero, just like Catholics can build a church next to a playground." and that [he] believes that "Islam, like every religion, has to be responsible for its biggest a**holes."
WATCH the whole bit at Comedy Central.

A New Sheriff InTown

The Tea Tard Party welcomes Obama to D.C. This is classic Mel Brooks, from "Blazing Saddles."
WATCH the video on You Tube.

Fact Check: Islam Already Represented Near WTC Site

"A New York imam and his proposed mosque near ground zero are being demonized by political candidates — mostly Republicans — despite the fact that Islam is already very much a part of the World Trade Center neighborhood. And that Muslims pray inside the Pentagon, too, less than 80 feet from where terrorists attacked."
READ the article at AP via Yahoo News.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rush Limbagh in 'The Drug-Addled Gas Bag'

Everyone's favorite overweight Oxycontin addict, Rush Limbaugh, stars in his own film. Good thing he's not on uppers. He might not ever shut the f*#@ up.

WATCH the video on You Tube.

Rush Limbaugh: "He's a Nazi"

This classic is a few years old, but it rings truer every day as the 'Dittohead In Chief' descends further into fascist demagogue territory.

WATCH the video on Google.

Everything You Know Is Wrong

"Pat Buchanan...said today that he thinks Newt Gingrich went "too far" when he compared the developers behind the Cordoba House Muslim community center to Nazis. It's "absurd," said Buchanan. "There is no valid comparison there."

And if anyone should be able to spot a real fascist, it would be Pat Buchanan. As they say, "It takes one to know one."
WATCH the video clip at TPM Muckraker.

Keith Olbermann On the Non-existent 'Ground Zero Mosque'

All I can add to this is "Amen."
WATCH the video at MSNBC.

Shocker: News Corp. Donates $1 Million To the GOP

If is any doubt left in rational, thinking people's minds that FOX "News" is anything but "Fair and Balanced," this should wipe those doubts away.
READ the story at CBS News.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Rep. Louie Gohmert Goes Berserk On Anderson Cooper

This is what happens when loony fringe Republicans get intellectually cornered by facts and reality.
Yes, Virginia. There is no evidence that Santa Claus exists. Or the Tooth Fairy. Or Bigfoot. Or the Loch Ness Monster. Or Terrorist Anchor Babies. Or... hahahahahahahahaha.
WATCH the video on You Tube.

The Tea Party, In Their Own Words

If anyone can make sense out of this, please let me know.
READ the article at  USA Today.

Disredited Neocons Beating the War Drums Again

Former US envoy to the UN, John Bolton, says Israel has '8 days' to hit Iranian nuclear site.
READ the article at AFP via Yahoo News.

Where Are You on the Food Chain?

"Modern day 'Slavery Museum'  puts spotlight on conditions of Florida’s farmworkers."
READ the article at the Presbyterian News Service.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Supreme Court Upholds 'Birther' Sanction

"The Supreme Court has upheld a $20,000 fine against a leader [Orly Taitz] of the movement challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship."
READ the article at the Associated Press via Google.

Reagan Insider: 'GOP destroyed U.S. economy'

This just in, 30 years too late. (I'm still waiting for the "trickle down" to kick in.)
"ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- 'How my G.O.P. destroyed the U.S. economy.' Yes, that is exactly what David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan's director of the Office of Management and Budget, wrote in a recent New York Times op-ed piece, 'Four Deformations of the Apocalypse.'"
READ the article at The Wall Street Journal.

Just When You Thought They Couldn't Get Nuttier...

"In the first 'Glenn Beck Morning Prayer,' [conservative activist David] Barton says 8-28 rally was 'called by' God."
 READ the article and the transcript at Media Matters.

White House: Politics No Role in Mosque Remarks

"ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE – A White House spokesman says politics wasn't a factor in President Barack Obama's remarks about building a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York City.

Deputy White House press secretary Bill Burton said it was "not politics" but Obama's feeling that he had the obligation as president to "make sure people are treated equally" under the Constitution.

Obama has said that religious freedom allows the mosque to be built, but without commenting on the wisdom of building one two blocks from ground zero. Republicans have pounded him for his comments, making it a prime midterm election issue.

Burton said Obama "felt it was his obligation as president to address this." Obama was on the way to Wisconsin for fundraising." 
(via Yahoo News)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Top Religious Leaders Denounce Growing Anti-Muslim Sentiment

"More than 40 prominent Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders and religion scholars issued a statement today condemning the "xenophobia and religious bigotry" fueling the increasingly strident opposition to a proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero. These leaders from New York City and across the country are specifically challenging the divisive rhetoric of Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin, who have strongly opposed a center that will promote interfaith relations, combat extremism, and offer community programs for Americans of all religious backgrounds."
READ the article at Faith in Public Life.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ex-FBI Official Debunks 'Terror Babies' Conspiracy Theory

GOP Looney Tunes caught making stuff up -- again...
"Anderson Cooper (CNN) did a fun takedown last night of the latest right-wing meme against birthright citizenship -- that according to anonymous former FBI officials, there is a long-running plot to have 'terror babies' born here as U.S. citizens, then flown overseas and trained to come back and attack the United States 20 to 30 years later. Last night, Cooper brought on an actual former FBI official to debunk it."

READ the article at TPM Muckraker.

'Be Careful What You Ask For Because It Might Come True.'

The Republicans have embraced the Tea Partiers, or in some cases covertly sponsored them. Now that they've conjured up the evil Genie, they can't find a way to put it back in the bottle. All this nonsense is eerily similar to the way the reactionaries in the GOP elevated Newt Gingrich to Speaker of the House only to find that his anti-Washington, anti-big government, "throw the bums out" rhetoric was turned against them, as well.

"If elected, the Tea Party’s oddball candidates will spell long term disaster for Republicans."
READ the article at AlterNet.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Muppets: True Patriots

The Muppets sing the 'Star & Stripes Foever.' This is a classic.

WATCH the video on You Tube.

"Sovereign Citizens" Movement at Root of Recent Police Murders

All the nutjobs are coming out of the woodwork, just like they did when Bill Clinton took office but worse. And they are being egged on by a$$holes like Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and the rest of the Mad Tea Party crowd.
"The "sovereign citizens" movement, based on a bizarre ideology promoted by a father-son team that murdered two police officers recently in West Memphis, Ark., is growing at a rapid pace, according to the latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report, released today."
Read the article at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stewart Takes On Ground Zero Mosque Critics

"Critics of the Islamic cultural center claim it would be built on hallowed ground, but it would actually be built several blocks away from Ground Zero on top of a former Burlington Coat Factory."
WATCH the video at Huffington Post.

Massey Executives Face Subpoenaes in Probe of Mine Blast

"Massey Energy Co. executives will be subpoenaed in the U.S. investigation of a deadly West Virginia coal mine explosion that a safety regulator today called 'a preventable occurrence.'"
READ the article at Bloomberg.
This is a favorite site of mine: web.archive.org. Their robot takes "snapshots" of the WWW and has been doing so since the early 1990s. Here's an example: Yahoo's main page from 1996 when it was no more than a simple html web page with links.
Explore the past at The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.

Rand Paul Denies Kidnapping Incident, Says He 'Can't Remember'

Got to love it when Libertarians are against government and law enforcement except when they themselves are cornered.
"Rand Paul said on Fox News today that his lawyers would be all over GQ magazine if it wasn't for that pesky First Amendment. But he didn't completely deny yesterday's crazy tale of his college years published by the magazine,..."
READ the article at TPM Muckraker.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Massive Ice Island Breaks Off Greenland Glacier

"A massive ice island four times the size of Manhattan has broken off an iceberg in northwestern Greenland, a researcher at a U.S. university said."
READ the article at The Grist.

Deadly Russian Heatwave Could Be Preview of Future

"The Great Russian Heatwave of 2010 is rapidly becoming one of the deadliest weather crises of our time. It might also be a preview of a future, warmer, planet. But you'd barely know it from watching US media coverage."
READ the article at The Daily Kos.

Mock the Dummy: How Dummies Consume Their Tea Party

How very true and funny (in a scary sort of way.)
Welcome to the Tea Party that wasn't.

Update on the Denver "U.N. bike sharing conspiracy"

"The bike program in and of itself is fine," Dan Maes (GOP/Tea Party candidate for Denver Mayor) said. "What I'm concerned about is what's behind it all."
READ the article at TPM Muckraker. 

Fed-Up Flight Attendant Makes Sliding Exit

Just for fun...
"On his way out the door, he paused to grab a beer from the beverage cart. Then he ran to the employee parking lot and drove off, the authorities said."
READ about it at The New York Times

Monday, August 9, 2010

Conservapedia: E=mc2 Is A Liberal Conspiracy

Phyllis Schlafly at her insanely nutty best. Truly amazing that she is actually living in the 21st century with the rest of us.  
"The theory of relativity is a mathematical system that allows no exceptions. It is heavily promoted by liberals who like its encouragement of relativism and its tendency to mislead people in how they view the world." ~ Phyllis Schlafly
READ the article at TPM Muckraker.

Senate Makes $11.9 Billion Cut To SNAP (Food Stamp) Program

Let 'em eat cake...
"Last week, the Senate finally passed a measure extending enhanced Medicaid and education funding for states and localities. But this critical assistance comes at a painful and unnecessary price. The main way the bill is paid for is by cutting $11.9 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps) for low-income families."
READ about it at  Women's Take.org.

Keene [NH] City Council Drinking Game Makes International News

Sounds like a fun place to live.
READ about it at Free Keene.com.

It's a Simple Question Mr. Boehner, Are the Bush Tax Cuts Paid For?

Rep. Boehner (R-OH) tries to defend Reagan/Bush era tax cuts for the wealthy, (i.e.,"Voodoo Economics.") He says nothing substantial but instead just repeats the usual, well-worn GOP mantra.
WATCH Boehner and Alan Greenspan on Meet the Press.

Boehner Takes A Stand Against Paying $1.50 More For Indoor Tanning

Orange people of the world - unite!
"Having already declared health care reform a failure just three months after it passed, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) wants to alert the public that today is the day the Affordable Care Act begins to destroy America, one tanning salon at a time."

READ the article at Think Progress.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Tea Party Candidate Sees ‘Kooky’ Conspiracy in Bike Sharing

It's European SOCIALISM! Grab your guns and head for the hills!
READ the article at the Raw Story.

Basil Marceaux for Governor of Tennessee

More from the front runner GOP candidate in the race for governor of Tennessee. Next step: Palin/Marceaux in 2012! The  half-term governor and the half-wit governor.

What the Founding Fathers Really Thought

With all the disinformation coming from far right hacks like Glenn Beck about what the men who penned the U.S. Constitution meant, here is a great site to read - in their own words - of their thoughts and intentions.
EXPLORE the Founder's Constitution @the Univ. of Chicago.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tea Party Paranoia

"Something weird is happening with the tea party in Maine. In the past few days, tea party websites in the Pine Tree State have offered glimpses of what some are calling a coup at the one of the state's largest tea party groups, The Maine Patriots."
 READ the article at TPM Muckraker.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Albert Einstein On Socialism

"Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is."
READ the article by Einstein.

Church Carnival Sets Up Shooter Game With Obama As Target

"In Roseto, Pa., a carnival company closed down a shooter game called 'Alien Attack,' after complaints and news stories that President Obama was one of the targets."
READ the article at TPM Muckraker.

Install Microchips in Illegal Immigrants, GOP Candidate Says

“I think we should catch ’em, we should document ’em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going," said Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician. “I actually support microchipping them. I can microchip my dog so I can find it. Why can’t I microchip an illegal?"
READ the article at the Iowa Independent

New National Parks Website Makes National Parks Obsolete

This parody article is from The Onion way back in 1997, but I've never seen it before. I was actually working on part of this project for Publications at Harpers Ferry Center when this was first posted.
READ the spoof at The Onion.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rove To Guest Host Limbaugh's Show Next Week

What an appropriate choice. Now there can be no denying that Limbaugh's been a water boy and boot licker for the GOP all these years.
READ the article at TPM Muckraker.

Colbert Calls Out Laura Ingram

"Stephen Colbert had conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham on his show last night to promote her new book, The Obama Diaries, which is made up of fake diary entries by the President."
(Along with everything else, she misspeaks, implying that a 'banshee' is a Native-American concept.)
WATCH at TPM Muckraker.