Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Headlines - Wednesday March 2

Miss Piggy Introduces New Line of
Clothing for the Full-Bodied Teabagger
You might be a Republican if .....1) You believe George W. Bush's redistribution of middle-class tax cuts to the top 1% of tax-payers was good for America, but Obama's plan to return it to the middle class is 'socialism.'

2) You believe stem cells are living human beings, but thousands of Iraqi children are 'expendable collateral damage.'

Keep reading:


Mother Jones: Hypocrisy Alert: Charles Koch Blasts "Crony Capitalism"


"Knock on the amniotic sac once for yes..."

The batshit crazy, it's getting crazier.

A fetus has been scheduled as a legislative witness in Ohio on a unique bill that proposes outlawing abortions after the first heartbeat can be medically detected.

Let me know when male masturbation is outlawed, mmmkay?


Wisco: The GOP agenda: drive down job growth, depress wages.


Now that his two year post-Senate "cooling off" period is over, totally not gay toe-tapper Larry Craig is once again trolling the halls of Congress, but this time it's as a lobbyist.
Former members of the House and Capitol Hill senior staffers are only required to wait one year before that revolving door grants their corporate clients access to the very legislation their new emissaries once authored. According to the above-linked story, so far this year 90 former members of Congress and former Hill staffers have already registered as lobbyists.
Anti-gay activist pastor allegedly caught masturbating at public park 

Just gained a whole lot of credibility.

Rev. Grant Storms is apparently well known in New Orleans for wearing stupid Bible-American-flag t-shirts, donning ridiculous 1980s pedophile/hipster glasses, and walking through Southern Decadence, the city's annual gay festival, with a broom. Apparently, though, he does not do this during the city's annual boob festival, Mardi Gras, so it's the gays he has a problem with, not sex in general. Unfortunately for this preacher man, he was arrested at a public park Friday after two witnesses say they saw him sitting in his van "looking at the playground area that contained children playing, with his zipper down," masturbating. An alternate lifestyle, if you will. READ MORE »

If marriage is in such bad shape that it has to be defended by the likes of these two guys, the days of this legal fiction may be numbered.
George Bush's obviously false rationale for invading Iraq didn't do it. Neither did the revelation that Bush senior staffers, including Vice Pres. Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice, wrote a torture manual for the CIA — or that Cheney, Karl Rove and others deliberately betrayed a covert CIA program tracking the black market for weapons of mass destruction.
PZ Meyers: Do not taunt anonymous

I agreed with Doctorow that the recent shutdown of the Westboro loons was a stunt by WBC itself. Now Anonymous has spoken out in an interview with Shirley Phelps-Roper denying any involvement. Here's the hilarious bit, though: midway through the interview, after Phelps-Roper's prolonged ranting and raving, the Anonymous spokesman calmly announces that they were going to shut down one of her sites, right then and there. And he did.

Interview with anonymous and Shirley Phelps-Roper here.

In the immortal lines of Ash: "Good, bad, I'm the one with the gun." Do not tease the guys with the high tech weapon when all you've got to defend yourself is a loony book of Iron Age dogma.


Where did Cain get his wife?


WTF have unions done so far? 

 Wow. Check out the angry and violent union mob in Wisconsin - complete with palm trees.

And in a related Fox Lies story: 

Fox News reporter appears to have lied about being 'punched' by protester

Appears? We are talkin' 'bout Fox, right?

Mike Tobin, reporting from amid the massive demonstration on Friday, claimed that one of the protesters "punched" him in the arm. In another broadcast, he claimed a man threatened to break his neck.

In both cases, supporting evidence for these claims was not broadcast — yet still, Tobin's reports have been widely cited across conservative blogs that seem eager to depict union workers as hateful and violent.

What's worse, Tobin's allegation that he was assaulted might have slipped past without rebuttal were it not for a camera-equipped bystander, who captured the scene.


And he's not even running for president most likely:

I would love to know more. What I know is troubling enough. And one thing that I do know is his having grown up in Kenya, his view of the Brits, for example, [is] very different than the average American.


...if you think about it, his perspective as growing up in Kenya with a Kenyan father and grandfather, their view of the Mau Mau Revolution in Kenya is very different than ours because he probably grew up hearing that the British were a bunch of imperialists who persecuted his grandfather.

How long til this becomes accepted fact like the earth tones and Al Gore's claim that he invented the internet?


Presumably it is a How-to book, from the noted dance authority, abstinence educator and unwed mother, who has yet to earn her GED ....

Jill: Perhaps traditional book publishing shouldn't be regarded as the holy grail for writers anymore
House Republicans voted in lockstep this afternoon to protect corporate welfare for Big Oil, even as they call for draconian cuts to programs that everyday Americans depend on each day.  As the House of Representatives moved toward approving a stopgap resolution to avert a government shutdown for another two weeks, Democrats offered a motion to recommit that would have stripped the five largest oil companies of taxpayer subsidies, saving tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer funds.  
The state of Connecticut had an advanced program to help state Reservists and National Guardsmen deal with mental health issues and family problems arising from their service overseas.

The program is being cut back due to budget woes.

You only get help in this country if you are a corporation.

Boehner's public rhetoric takes on a loudmouth-drunk-at-the-end-of-the-bar quality when he talks to Christian radio "Governors are trying to find ways to balance their budgets, which they're required to do. In some of these states you've got collective bargaining laws that are so weighted in favor of the public employees that there's almost no bargaining. We've given them a machine gun and put it right at the heads of the local officials and they really have their hands tied."


Dick: you were ahead of the game on this one:

I learned a new word today: "Agnotology." It means the study of "culturally-induced ignorance" and is typically practiced by powerful social elites with self-interested reasons for keeping the people in the dark.



Bigot-swindling adulterer Newt Gingrich is running for president

Secretary of Cute!

Everyone stop planning your Herman Cain inauguration ball! The 2012 Republican race for president has a second candidate! According to "confidants close to the former House speaker" (mistresses?), Newt Gingrich will announce his decision to form a presidential exploratory committee by the end of this week, which is approximately only a little more than a decade since he was last actually relevant to politics. Any Republican primary voter wishing to cast his or her ballot for Newt will have to send him a $50 donation and bag of Reese's peanut-butter cups to be eligible for his "Newt's Basic-Level Voter Club." A $200 donation will get you into the "Newt's Eagle-Level Voter Club." And the "Newt's Running Mate" package costs $50,000 and the access to a young woman who will have a month-long affair with him. READ MORE »

One could only hope that he runs on the good old "Family Values" platform.






Michele Bachmann is against earmarks, unless it is for a $700 million bridge in her district that violates federal law:

U.S. Rep Bachmann, R-Hypocriticalnutcase, introduced a bill Tuesday that would exempt the St. Croix River Crossing Project from the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Last October, the National Park Service ruled the bridge planned by the Minnesota Department of Transportation did not comply with the law, and was a detriment to the river.

Quelle surprise. F**khead.


U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a House of Representatives subcommittee that he is "not sure" when the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will be closed. "We will do all that we can," he told Congress of closing the prison by 2013.


Federal auditors have identified hundreds of overlapping offices and programs that could save taxpayers millions of dollars if they were eliminated. For example, there are more than 100 programs dealing with surface transportation issues, 82 that monitor teacher quality, and 80 for economic development.


How Koch Industries makes billions corrupting government and polluting for free (Part 2)


Religious coalition tells the GOP that 'the budget shouldn't be balanced on the backs of the poor'

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