Thursday, September 30, 2010

Virginia Backs Away From Confederacy Month

"Backing away from his usual political pandering to the hard right, Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell announced that next April will be 'Civil War in Virginia' month instead of 'Confederate History Month.'"

















READ about it at Care 2.

White Conservative America Has Lost Its Mind

"The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion."
 














READ the article at The Village Voice.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Joe Miller's Illegal Hunting and Fishing License

Another lying Tea Bagger taking advantage of government programs while railing against those programs and the poor who benefit from them.
"At best, he knowingly stretched the intent of the law for his own gain. At worse, he intentionally lied and broke the law. All of this to get a $300 license for $5. I guess that's a dedicated fiscal conservative."
















READ about it at Care 2.

The University of Stupid

What's a little résumé padding to moronic Tea Baggers who don't know what that means? 
"Christine O'Donnell's embellishment of her education record, she claims she studied at the University of Oxford -- but a look at her actual record shows this is at best an exaggeration and at worst an outright falsehood."
"Claremont Graduate University tells TPM that Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell did not attend the Southern California school despite listing it under education on her LinkedIn profile."

















Update 10/02/10: WATCH on Countdown (MSNBC.)
READ about it at The Plum Line (TWP.)
READ about at TPM Muckraker.
READ about it at Care 2.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

'Comrade' Elmo Update (see 09/24/10)

Mr. Elmo Goes To Washington


READ about it at CNN.
READ the  previous reference at Wingnut Theater.

Fact Checking ‘The Pledge’

"GOP's 'Pledge to America' falls short on some of its facts."
Facts? Who needs facts when you're a mindless droog who watches nothing but FUX "News?" (p.s. As usual, Boehner looks half in the bag at midday.)















READ about it at FactCheck.

Census Finds Record Gap Between Rich and Poor

"Income inequality is rising, and if we took into account tax data, it would be even more," said Timothy Smeeding, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who specializes in poverty. "More than other countries, we have a very unequal income distribution where compensation goes to the top in a winner-takes-all economy."















READ about it at Yahoo News (AP.)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Glenn Beck: Insane Pervert

  

READ and WATCH at the Huffington Post.
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Right-Wing Pervert Update: Thursday, September 30, 2010.
"The story on the latest exploits of James O'Keefe, the so-called conservative activist whose claim to fame is a doctored ACORN video and being arrested in a botched attempt to bug a U.S. Senator's office, continues to evolve."


READ and WATCH at the Daily Kos.

Most Americans Would Prefer Wealth Distribution Similar to Sweden

92% Prefer Swedish Model to US Model When Given a Choice

"Americans generally underestimate the degree of income inequality in the United States, and if given a choice, would distribute wealth in a similar way to the social democracies of Scandinavia, a new study finds."


















READ about it at The Raw Story.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Glenn Beck: Progressives Are Proto-Fascists or Something...Huh?

Self-anointed religious prophet and wingnut conspiracy weaver, Glenn Beck, explains one of his wacky versions of history, again using Hitler and the Nazis as an example


READ and WATCH at Crooks & Liars.

Cartoon of the Day

 

Sharron Angle: Woman Punched In the Face 'Looking For a Fight'

"Well it wasn’t really a fight. One of Sharron Angle’s Tea Party supporters punched one woman in the face and pushed another woman over the chairs, simply because they were leaving the event and had to walk past this man who is an Angle supporter and the woman were not."


READ the article at the Las Vegas Democrat Examiner.
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Update Monday, September 27, 2010.
"The more Angle speaks, the more her words get used against her, and the more she tries to defend herself, the worse trouble she seems to find herself in."
READ the article at Care2.com.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Slow Day in Wingnutland

Dateline: Morgantown, W.Va.
Since the Beckerhead and other right wing ass hats haven't done or said anything too crazy today (at least in public,) here's a special commentary from Joad Crestbeckler, the only pundit nuttier than those at FOX and Fiends.

WATCH at the Onion.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Glenn Beck: Elmo Is a Commie

Tickle Me, Comrade.
"Glenn Beck is very mad . . . at Elmo. Apparently, Elmo is now part of a government conspiracy to redistribute all wealth in America!"


READ about it at stopbeck.com. 

Message From Alan Grayson: Truth

This is just too good to not post.

Here is a short, and very relevant, history lesson.
The Roman Senate governed Ancient Rome for five centuries. It looked much like the Congress today. The purpose of the Roman Senate was to rule in accordance with the wishes of the Roman People. The building in which the Roman Senate met, the "Curia Julia," still stands in Rome today.
In 27 B.C., Augustus Caesar formally took control of Rome, and established the Roman Empire. But the Roman Emperors didn't abolish the Senate. Instead, the Roman Senate continued to meet, for five more centuries, doing pretty much nothing.
Sound familiar?
During the Roman Empire, the Emperor held all the power. The Senate was simply a debating society, chosen by the Emperor, and serving at his pleasure. To prove this point, in 39 A.D., Emperor Caligula appointed his horse, Incitatus, to the Roman Senate.
What we are heading for, here in America, is something very much like that. The way things are going, Big Money will choose our "leaders" in Congress, and they will serve at Big Money's pleasure. Big Money doesn't put horses in Congress. Just the hind-quarters of horses.
For the past few weeks, we have shown how Big Money is trying to select - not elect, select -- the Congressman from my district. Big Money has now spent three times as much in lying TV attack ads as all of the money that my Republican opponent has raised. Big Money is going all out to replace me in Congress, because I can't be bought.
Big Money doesn't care who replaces me, as long as he's pliant. It might as well be Caligula's horse.
We are at a turning point in our own history. What will we be? A government of the people, by the people, and for the people? Or a dictatorship, ruled by the Empire of Money?
Help us make sure that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, does not perish from this earth.

Truth,
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida)
 

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Texas Board of Ed: Textbooks Are Anti-Christian

So much for mathematics, astronomy, chemistry, etc. Stupid "ragheads." What the hell do they know, anyway?

  
"Nasir ad-Din at-Tusi (1201–1274) was among the Arabic astronomers of the late thirteenth century at the observatory of Maragha in Persia who modified Ptolemy's models based on mechanical principles in order to preserve the uniform rotation of spheres. This early Arabic manuscript contains his principal work on the subject, the "Tadhkira fi ilm al-Haya" (Memoir on Astronomy). The figure shown in this detail from a fourteenth-century copy of his manuscript is his ingenious device for generating rectilinear motion along the diameter of the outer circle from two circular motions."
~ The Copernican Revolution; Prentice-Hall, Inc.

READ about it at CBS News.

The Truth-O-Meter Report Card on Michele Bachmann

"Bachmann has scored five Pants on Fire ratings, plus six False ratings. After 11 encounters with the Truth-O-Meter, Bachmann continues to hold the rare distinction of an all-False/Pants on Fire record."


















READ about it at PolitiFact (St. Petersburg Times.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How Dummies Redefine Feminism

Moral: Don't touch that pussy.

WATCH the Dummies on YouTube.

Don't Spill Those Seeds!

One for Christine O'Donnell and all them non-masturbatin' Tea Baggers: Monty Python's Every Sperm Is Sacred.

WATCH at video.google.com.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cuckoo Overdose

Dateline: Morgantown, W.Va.
Too much wingnuttery to keep track of today. Think I'll just sit back and enjoy the circus.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bippity-Boppity-Boo!

re: Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell: Witchraft and mice with human brains..."The Sorcerer's Apprentice." The hidden astroturf GOP has conjured up the Tea Bagger Party and now can't turn it off. Abracadabra!


WATCH the video on YouTube. 

To Serve Tea Parties

A hilarious, entertaining and bizarre "Get Out The Vote" commercial produced for liberals in 2010 -- a parody of an iconic episode from The Twilight Zone called "To Serve Man."


WATCH the video on YouTube.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Flashback: 'I Dabbled Into Witchcraft'

"Eleven years ago a boisterous Christine O'Donnell confessed to Bill Maher and his ABC audience that she'd dated a witch, 'dabbled into witchcraft' and even went on a midnight date involving blood on an altar." (No mention of praying to Rand Paul's 'Aqua Buddha.')

 READ and WATCH at TPM Muckraker.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

One For the Flat Earth Republicans


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Update Wednesday, September 22, 2010.


 

Cartoon of the Day


Ho, Ho, Ho! I Saw You Masturbating!

It seems Christine O'Donnell and Santa Claus are working off the same page. Bill'O the Clown will surely be beside himself this coming "War Against Xmas" season. (Bring your loofahs!)





















READ all about at The Onion. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Full Speed in Reverse to the 17th Century

"[Christine] O’Donnell on creationism: "Too many people are blindly accepting evolution as fact." . . . Her wholesale belief in 'hard core' creationism even pushes her to the right of her personal champion, Sarah Palin."

READ about it at Think Progress.

Feeding Frenzy on the Right

Conservatives Trash Karl Rove After He Insists O'Donnell Says 'Nutty Things'
"With the battle won by the ultra-right in Delaware, the national conservative pundits who backed Christine O'Donnell in last night's GOP Senate primary have turned on a man who is presumably one of their own: Karl 'The Architect' Rove."

READ the article at TPM Muckraker. 

Newt in a Nutshell

‎"The paranoid spokesman sees the fate of conspiracy in apocalyptic terms — he traffics in the birth and death of whole worlds, whole political orders, whole systems of human values. He is always manning the barricades of civilization... he does not see social conflict as something to be mediated and compromised, in the manner of the working politician. Since what is at stake is always a conflict between absolute good and absolute evil, what is necessary is not compromise but the will to fight things out to a finish. Since the enemy is thought of as being totally evil and totally unappeasable, he must be totally eliminated — if not from the world, at least from the theatre of operations to which the paranoid directs his attention. This demand for total triumph leads to the formulation of hopelessly unrealistic goals, and since these goals are not even remotely attainable, failure constantly heightens the paranoid’s sense of frustration. Even partial success leaves him with the same feeling of powerlessness with which he began, and this in turn only strengthens his awareness of the vast and terrifying quality of the enemy he opposes."

~ Richard Hofstadter, The Paranoid Style in American Politics
 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Newterdämmerung

Oh-boy. It's always 'Springtime for Gingrich' . . .


"First of all you know it's going to be good when the liner notes read 'Citizens United Productions presents in Association with Gingrich Productions and Peace River Company, LLC: America at Risk: The War with No Name'"

READ and WATCH at TPM Muckraker.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mock the Dummy Mocks Glenn Beck.

  

WATCH the video on YouTube.

Fox News Uses Map of 9/11 Body Parts to Fight ‘Ground Zero Mosque’

The level of sickness to which FOX will descend in order to stir up controversy and hatred is appalling.

READ the article at The Raw Story.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wingnut of the Week Award

According to Hans Zeiger, Republican candidate for Washington State’s House of Representatives, the Girl Scouts are selling you lesbian, baby-killing feminist militia cookies.










READ about it at Feministing.com.

Are Angle's '2nd Amendment Remedies' Considered Mainstream Now?

"After Sharron Angle went on ABC News and basically reiterated her "Second Amendment remedies" statements and repeated that if Republicans don't like the election results, they may end up turning to their guns, or armed insurrection, Rachel Maddow asks, just what does a Republican political candidate have to say these days to finally be considered out of the mainstream?"
WATCH the video and READ the transcript
from the Rachel Maddow Show via Crooks & Liars.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Islamophobe's Past in Germany

"U.S. fundamentalist pastor Terry Jones, who wants to burn copies of the Koran on Sept. 11, ran a church in the western German city of Cologne until last year when members of the congregation expelled him. Former members have spoken of his hate-filled sermons and insistence on 'blind obedience.'"

READ the article at Der Spiegel.
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Update Thursday, September 9, 2010.
"Koran-burning pastor was once the GOP's poster child for German intolerance of Christians."

READ the article at TPM Muckraker. 

Tea Partier of the Week

A running mate for Basil Marceaux jumps out of the clown car: Montana GOP legislative candidate Kristi Allen-Gailushas.

READ about it at Crooks & Liars. 

Classic and Timely Zappa

For all the 'Christian' mosque opponents and Koran burners... Frank Zappa: "Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk"
WATCH the video on YouTube. 

Reactionary, Retrograde Motion Republicans

"Fox calls for repeal of the 20th century"
"Since President Obama's election, Fox personalities have expressed opposition to or called for the repeal of virtually every progressive achievement of the 20th century, including Social Security, Medicare, the Americans with Disabilities Act, portions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the 16th and 17th Amendments to the Constitution."
READ the article at Media Matters.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Remembering Mother Jones in Coal Country

"White-haired, matronly, and fiercely socialist, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones helped turn the fledgling United Mine Workers (UMW) into the nation's most powerful labor union. "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living," her famous battle cry, was both a salve and a call to arms."


READ the article at Mother Jones.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Ann Coulter: Obama Is Atheist, Not Muslim

"The nonsense about President Obama being a Muslim has got to stop," Coulter wrote on the conservative website TownHall.com. "I rise to defend him from this absurd accusation by pointing out that he is obviously an atheist."

 
READ the article at CBS News.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The GOP's 'New' Fake Racial History

"A Southern Republican [Haley Barbour] with designs on challenging Barack Obama in 2012 offers a phony version of history. Almost 50 years ago, the Republican Party made a decision to embrace the backlash generated by civil rights among white Southerners."
". . .'
"There's nothing new about this story. In fact, it's the story LBJ himself predicted when he signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and supposedly mused, "There goes the South for a generation."















READ the article at Salon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Colbert to Hold a "Restoring Truthiness" Rally

Be there - 10/10/10 - or be square!
"America, we are at a crossroad. Truthiness in this nation is at an all-time low since the inception of the concept was founded by the great American, Stephen Colbert. In its rich history over the past five years, Truthiness has become synonymous with American values such as freedom, honor, and Taco Bell. Recently our nation has suffered a truthiness drain. In fact, untruthiness is as common as measles vaccinations that cause cancer. We as a nation have stopped relying on our emotions and gut. We need to get back to what makes this nation great. Act on impulse not fact. Stop wasting time analyzing and just take what people say on face value. Why think when someone else can think for you. It’s superficial. It’s quick. It’s American. Restore Truthiness now!"


Spread the word. Tweet, Facebook Like, Join the Facebook Group, Share, Upvote, Do whatever you have to do. Make this be tomorrow's news!
www.colbertrally.com 

Friday, September 3, 2010