Hey guys, remember that time when part-time governor and full-time grifter Mooselini quit her bus tour of the east coast right after she recited the Wingnuttian version of The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, you know the version where he warns the British? Me Neither!
Anyway, because he could get a deal on an abandoned bus, President Carebear is going to do a tour, too! Only his is going to be extra-bitchin' because he's going to drive around the abandoned manufacturing plants in the Midwest to tell people why they don't have jobs anymore.
Isn't he fresh and funky?
Anyway, this is not part of his summer vacation and whatnot, and it is not part of his re-election campaign (*cough*blowme*cough*), it is being run by the White House.
Now that's what we proudly white patriots call "Gellerific," ceptin we write it in all caps and follow it with 14 exclamation marks.
Like many European nations, Norway has strong restrictions on the public utterances of hate speech. Even carrying Westboro's trademark "God Hates Fags" sign would subject them to arrest. But I doubt they'll actually show up.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, the school board voted 4-0 -- three members were absent -- to keep Laurie Halse Anderson's "Speak," an award-winning book about date rape, and remove Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer." Wesley Scroggins, a Republic resident, challenged the use of the books and lesson plans in Republic schools, arguing they teach principles contrary to the Bible. "I congratulate them for doing what's right and removing the two books," said Scroggins, who didn't attend the board meeting. "It's unfortunate they chose to keep the other book."
Italy is joining other European countries in planning to ban the burqa with a new law requiring women's faces to be visible. Since the proposal comes from Silvio Berlusconi's party, it will probably also require their breasts to be visible.
I can't wait for all the hoocoodanodes and "no one could have predicteds" that are going to come out in the next 30 years when we finally face up to the fact that our Galtian overlords and their handmaidens in the government and media are lying to us:
Oops. Markets crash after banksters discover to their horror that Washington embraced austerity budgeting during a recession.
That other frame, for what it's worth, is "clever Obama is really good at convincing his base he's actually on their side."
Love it or hate it, intellectual honesty (if not electoral safety) requires both frames be considered.
So in service of intellectual honesty, here's Matt Taibbi, telling the Frame 2 story, the "clever Obama" tale. His title is "Debt Ceiling Deal: The Democrats Take a Dive" and it makes the case.
(In case you don't know, the phrase "takes a dive" comes from prize-fighting. A fighter takes a dive when he puts up just enough fight to fool his fans — backers and bettors — then throws the fight to his opponent by falling down to a weak late-round punch. For this deception he is paid extra.)
You can always count on Cantor to defend the indefensible. "The FAA shut down over House Republicans' insistence on including anti-union provisions in the agency's re-authorization bill and the airlines are poised to collect $1.3 billion or more of extra profits in forgone taxes. With the FAA unable to collect the $28.6 million a day in aviation taxes it usually takes in, some of the nation's largest airlines, including United and Delta, are pocketing the windfall, instead of passing their savings onto customers. ... Appearing on Fox News this afternoon, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) defend this practice, saying, "That's what business does.""
The Onion: Obama: Debt Ceiling Deal Required Tough Concessions By Both Democrats And Democrats Alike
OK, how bizarre is this?
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Oh look, it is the helmeted space turd Sarah Palin doing a greatest hits tour on Fox News. Is this a replay clip from 2008 talking to Sean Hannity? No, it is Sarah Palin reenacting one of her more popular Dances of Stupid in exchange for her Fox News gold coins. "The teabaggers can't be terrorists, or Obama would be palling around with us, just like he used to pal around with domestic terrorists like Ayers and also Sha-vez and ol' No Preconditions Ackmahdinnerjad and the rest of the world's terrorists." Does Sarah Palin even know what a terrorist or a domestic is? Yes, Katie, she reads all of them. What is she even talking about? READ MORE »