Tom Tomorrow has a history lesson from the Tea Party.
Thanks to increased carbon dioxide levels, the pH of the ocean is dropping faster than expected. But Al Gore is fat, which means climate change is a myth.
Your tax dollars hard at work....
CIA officers who were involved in cases of wrongful imprisonment, mistreatment and even detainee deaths have often avoided serious punishment and in many cases been promoted within the agency, an investigation by the Associated Press has found.
The only thing Republicans didn't slash was the budget deficit
Almost nothing was spared in the GOP's target list, including the Centers for Disease Control, the FBI, job training, alternative energy research, and green jobs initiatives. In fact, the only thing that was actually spared was the budget deficit, because while the GOP targeted 70 different programs, they only managed to shave $23 billion in spending: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2011/2/9/942320/-The-only-thing-Republicans-didnt-slash-was-the-budget-deficit
Orrin Hatch, Teabagger - Orrin Hatch, that fiery, barn-storming man of action, is trying to align himself with the Teabaggers by attending their televised town hall meeting and circle-jerk. Crickets ensued. Then Bachmann-the-Nut entered the room to thunderous applause. Hatch must be having visions of his fellow Utahistan senator Bob Bennet. (AP)
Fracturing the Coalition
A hilarious and entertaining way for parents to sit down with their children and teach them the origins of the new Tea Party movement and the importance of standing up for liberty and the American Dream. Follow Tommy and Lou as they struggle to keep their swing set business afloat despite 246 czars, onerous regulations and sky-high taxes in these troubling times. Will Tommy and Lou finally decide to join the other kids on the corner in standing up for freedom or will they continue to fear being vilified by the press and demeaned by Marxus Obundus ("the One")?Can't make it up, can ya?
That's the DJIA between February 9, 2009 and February 9, 2011. Two years of an obviously anti-capitalist administration.
Meanwhile, the Dow is up for a seventh consecutive session. The wingnut conspiracy theory that President Obama hates capitalism is an hilarious display of utter dumbstupid and batshit insanity.
Remember when Hannity was referring to the Dow as the "Obama Bear Market?" Take another look at the above chart, Hannity, and bite me.
Talk about outsourcing.
The parent company of the New York Stock Exchange revealed Wednesday that it is in advanced talks to be purchased by the owner of the German stock exchange -- meaning that the citadel of American capitalism soon could be foreign-owned.###
Wow, Ken Ham has been touting all the jobs his Ark Park will bring into Kentucky, and he's already advertising. Isn't that great? Look what opportunities are available:
Job Opportunities in the United States:
- Constituent Data Administrator (CDA)
- Guest Services Coordinator
- Public Safety Console Operator
- Senior Database Administrator (Senior DBA)
- Video Editor/Animator/VFX
- Web Developer--Python
- Zoo Keeper
- Ark Encounter Jobs
That's a diverse assortment of jobs, and they just have one thing in common. One little bitty catch.
All job applicants need to supply a written statement of their testimony, a statement of what they believe regarding creation and a statement that they have read and can support the AiG statement of faith.
So, you get to manage a database or shovel llama shit, as long as you have Fundamentalist Jesus in your heart. That goes even for those jobs at the Ark Encounter, where they are begging for state subsidies while insisting that it isn't really a religious ministry. If it isn't, why do all the employees have to swear an oath to worship Jesus precisely as Ken Ham demands they do?
Good Morning America, February 8:
George Stephanopoulos: "But you had inspectors in the country [Iraq]. Why was it necessary to invade–"
Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld: Saddam Hussein "had thrown them out about the second or third or fourth time."
Really, Donald? You claim Saddam Hussein threw out the weapons inspectors in 2003 which was further justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq? Not so, you miserable, stinking, murderous liar.
Fact Checker has the story on when and how the inspectors left the country. They did so at their own volition after being pressured by the Bush administration to leave. It is no coincidence that the inspectors were reporting at the time that there were no weapons of mass destruction to be found and that Hussein was cooperating with the inspectors.
Fact Checker awarded Rumsfeld it's top 'honor' – Four Pinocchios.
"Powell was not duped or misled by anybody. Nor did he lie about Saddam's suspected WMD stockpiles. The President did not lie. The Vice President did not lie. Tenet did not lie. Rice did not lie. I did not lie. The Congress did not lie. The far less dramatic truth is that we were wrong."
Four Pinocchios? A life sentence behind bars would be a more appropriate award for this duplicitous villain.
Oh, the irony. The Politico interviewed several GOP representatives who opted out of their Congressional health care plans, and discovered they're all having second thoughts about that whole 'repeal and replace' thing. If it's not the cost of individual insurance that's getting them steamed, it's the pre-existing conditions.
It's nice to see that Arianna Huffington's writers are rebelling once they've learned that they won't be getting a red cent from the recent $315 million sale of Huffington Post to AOL. I'd like to see her at least acknowledge this issue, which was completely absent from the mutually fellatory AOL/HuffPo statements about the deal.
Acknowledgement is probably the best HuffPo writers can hope for, because Huffington never pays for anything she gets from the little people, not even blogging software (Movable Type):
Six Apart relied exclusively upon the honor system when it came to collecting payments for people's usage of the platform. One story in particular exemplifies Six Apart's attritude towards its very own license, a story that can only be described as legend within the walls of Six Apart: the Huffington Post, the poster child of Movable Type, never actually paid for their license to use the software. To this day, even as Huffingpost is sold for over $350,000,000, its success can be attributed to the effectively free platform it built a business on.
This is Six Apart's fault, of course, because anyone who relies on Arianna to follow an honor system is living in a fantasy world.
When your editor was a child, he used to listen to Warren Zevon's Mohammed's Radio and think, "Well we won't have to be lining up around the block for Arab gasoline when I'm grown up, because we will live in spaceships and I will have sex with Linda Ronstadt all the time, like in that Philip K. Dick book." Linda Ronstadt is old now, too, and Warren Zevon is long dead and so is Philip K. Dick, but we all still have to pretend to pay attention to the Continuing Crisis in the Middle East because even the Prius gets thirsty for that sweet Arabian black tea. And one of the just-leaked leaks from WikiLeaks' broken condom says that Saudi Arabia is totally full of the B.S. when it comes to oil reserves, which were exaggerated by more than 40% and have been rapidly declining since at least 2007.
From the just-posted CNN article headlined "WikiLeaks: Saudi oil reserves exaggerated; decline inevitable":
(CNN) — Saudi Arabia's oil reserves may have been grossly over-estimated and its capacity to continue pumping at current capacity exaggerated, according to a U.S. diplomatic cable sent from the kingdom in 2007.
The cable, obtained by WikiLeaks and published in the British newspaper The Guardian, cited the views of Sadad al-Husseini who had been in charge of exploration and production at the Saudi state-owned company Aramco for 12 years until 2004 ….
"According to al-Husseini, the crux of the issue is two-fold," the cable says. "First it is possible that Saudi reserves are not as bountiful as sometimes described and the timeline for their production not as unrestrained as Aramco executives and energy optimists would like."