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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 26 2011

The Conservative Base Isn’t Gonna Like This

One of the fascinating things about Rick Perry is how little contact there is between perception and reality. The perception is that he’s a hardcore, Tea Party conservative; the reality is that he is a political shape shifter who rivals Mitt Romney, at one point or another taking a far more liberal position on lots …

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Sep 26 2011

Farah vs Maddow and Ackerman

Joseph Farah is going after Rachel Maddow and Spencer Ackerman in his column at the Worldnutdaily. And boy is he off base. Maddow has a big mouth but very little courage. The very day Maddow was talking about these issues, another program on MSNBC had invited me to discuss one of them – the flying …

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Sep 26 2011

DADT Repeal Prompts Much Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth

John Guardiano writes a profoundly ridiculous post-mortem on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the American Spectator. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, sadly, is now history. And its demise is being celebrated by the media as a milestone on the march to “civil rights” and “equality” for gay men and women. But in fact, …

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Sep 26 2011

Haley: Facts Don’t Affect Policy Choices

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is proving to have Michele Bachmann’s immunity to reality. In pushing for drug testing for those who receive unemployment benefits, she claimed recently that half of all unemployed people who applied for a certain job failed a drug test. Turns out it was less than 1 percent. But hey, she …

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Sep 26 2011

The Anti-American Robert Spencer — Again

Wingnut Robert Spencer spews the same moronic lie his partner-in-crazy Pam Geller does about the left and Islam: Spencer: It is ridiculous but it is very commonplace. I mean what we have really is that the left doesn’t really like America or western civilization and so I think that they see in Islam an another …

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Sep 26 2011

Barack Obama: Drug Warrior

Despite many promises to make the federal government’s drug policy at least slightly more sane, President Obama has turned out to be nearly as bad as Bush — and possibly even worse in some ways. Kerlikowske’s earnest insistence that you can end the war on drugs if you stop calling it that gives you a …

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Sep 25 2011

What Would Lincoln Do?

Eric Kleefeld notes that Newt Gingrich is returning to the 1994 well and pulling out a new Contract with America, which he says is Abraham Lincoln would just love: Gingrich told a Council Bluffs audience that his new platform “will be 10 times deeper and more comprehensive than 1994,” the Des Moines Register reports. “Because …

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Sep 25 2011

Haggard and Busey Swapping Wives

In one of the weirdest bits of news in a long time, Ted Haggard and Gary Busey are going to swap wives for a TV show. Ted Haggard is filming an episode of ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap this week — with Gary Busey. Marsha L. Smith, a spokesperson for ABC, confirmed to TPM that Haggard …

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Sep 25 2011

Perry’s Florida Leadership Team

Rick Perry has named a “leadership team” for the Florida campaign and it includes some of the same dominionist whackos behind his prayer rally. Right Wing Watch reports on one of them, Pam Olsen, who heads the Tallahassee wing of the International House of Prayer. Here’s a video of her talking about seven mountains dominionism …

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Sep 25 2011

Texas Republican Admits War on Birth Control

I have long said that the ultimate aim of the anti-choice crowd is to eliminate birth control. Why else would they be so opposed to teaching about birth control in sex ed classes? Why else would they still complain, after more than 40 years, not just about Roe v. Wade but about Griswold v. Connecticut, …

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Sep 24 2011

Raising Taxes Could Chase O’Reilly Away

The Daily Show had a hilarious segment that included video of Bill O’Reilly saying that if we raise taxes on the rich, he’ll stop doing his show. And he intended that as an argument against doing so. Video below the fold.

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Sep 24 2011

The TMLC’s New Fundraising Appeal

I’m on the email list for the Thomas More Law Center and I get some amusing emails from them. Their latest one is a fundraising letter based on the case of the California teacher who was told to take down the banners in his classroom that are intended solely to push his religious views on …

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Sep 24 2011

Another Reason to Love the First Amendment

Pakistan is on the verge of banning Facebook and any other website that allows anyone to criticize Islam: The Lahore High Court Justice Sh Azmat Saeed on Monday ordered ministry of information and technology to block access to all websites in Pakistan especially American social networking website “Facebook”, spreading religious hatred on internet and to …

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Sep 24 2011

I Suddenly Like the Foo Fighters

I’m completely neutral on the Foo Fighters musically. I don’t dislike them but I don’t particularly like them. They just sound like what it’s supposed to sound like when you turn on a hard rock radio station these days. But I like this a lot: Rock stars the Foo Fighters played an impromptu show for …

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Sep 23 2011

The Bloodthirsty Judson Phillips

Tea Party Nation leader Judson Phillips is angry at the execution of Troy Davis. Not because we may well have put an innocent man to death but because it took so long to do it: Troy Davis was on death row for twenty years. He was given a trial by a jury of his peers …

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