Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Headlines - Wednesday July 20

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Krugman: Getting to Crazy
Anonymous Members Raided by FBI; Hacker Group Claims to Have News Corp. Emails
The Murdoch management style, given their testimony before Parliament:
Murdoch pied in the face. Bwahahahaha!
Embattled Philadelphia Archbishop Justin Rigali resigned today after years of growing scandal over his alleged shielding of pedophile priests.
Whoa there, Miss McConnell. Ease up on the botox.


It gets real on Facebook. No love for Sen Orrin Hatch on Social Media outlet

Republican "fan pages" aren't exactly the scene of  happy constituents praising the leadership and policies of their elected officials. In fact it's been just the opposite.  Americans on Facebook are pissed. They have been flooding GOP leaders with comments, and questions about their actions, polices and expressions of downright anger. It seems that Republican House and Senate members are finding out that Social Media is an actual cross section of real Americans who are not afraid to express their opinions, as opposed to the captured audience of supporters that they enjoy on Fox News and other right leaning media that only serve up the "tough" questions that are equivalent to a brightly colored, slow pitch softball

Keep reading:

I'm disappointed I didn't make the cut.


Willard Romney: "I don't think carbon is a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies."

Smog. Oil. Coal Ash. CO2. They aren't a pollutant in the sense of harming our bodies?

I wonder what the residents of the gulf coast would say about that. I wonder what the 3,000 people who die per year in the U.S. because of the side effects of carbon emissions would say about that. Or what the 50,000 people who die per year in China because of the side effects of carbon emissions would say about that.

It wasn't so long ago that Mitt Romney actually supported Cap and Trade legislation, and now he's declaring that carbon isn't a harm to our bodies.

His magic underwear must be protecting him.


So, you're a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following.


I cannot tell you with what malicious glee I read this in the Guardian.

That House has taken the unprecedented step of publishing a "cease and desist" letter on its website demanding that Lord Christopher Monckton, a prominent climate sceptic and the UK Independence party's head of research, should stop claiming to be a member of the upper house.

The letter, sent by David Beamish, clerk of the parliaments, to Monckton last Friday and now published on the Lords' website, states: "You are not and have never been a member of the House of Lords. Your assertion that you are a member, but without the right to sit or vote, is a contradiction in terms."

His Lordship, for those of you not up on one of the sillier turns of the very serious business of climate denialism, is a former hack (in the British sense) who worked in Maggie Thatcher's policy shop.

That experience, like his education fully prepared him for the job of analyzing the various technical disciplines that go into making climate change predictions.  Monckton possesses an MA in Classics from Cambridge (less impressive than it sounds: Cambridge awards MA's to any BA who survives the completion of their undergraduate studies for for six years after matriculation), which accompanies his diploma in journalism studies from University College, Cardiff.

Undeterred by any possible lack of knowledge or technical training, Monckton has been one of the stars of the denialist circuit, and no wonder.  He's a snappy dresser, he talks funny—in a good, Peter Wimsey kind of way, and, by gum, he's a lord.


Japan Bans Fukushima Beef Shipments That Glow in the Dark


They have turned out to be as eager to funnel Federal cash to their districts as any other politician.

Because it is apparently not pork if they want it.


Allen West Shall Not Endeavor To Respect A Female Who Speak Ill of Him

this be where the ladies do belong

OH THE WIMMINS, they are oft distasteful to the manhood of olde Allen West, when they doth speak in their loud voices. Offered prayer he has, mightily, that Females should find fit to lower their shrieks and guard silence! Yet the Females have not heeded his most Gentleman beseechments. Behold thy Congressfemale Debbie Wasserman Schulz, most vile wench, who hast defamed his great politicks by remembering to the Public that Gentleman West sees proper to visit Hardeships upon the oldes and peasants that he might offer respite from taxation to the Rich. Fie! This is vile, he sayeth vile once more! READ MORE


"As long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable," --  Mitch the Bitch, on why he can't work with Blacks Link

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