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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 28 2012

‘Glee’ is Bringing America Down

I’ve never watched the show Glee. I’ll probably never watch the show Glee. I lived through Fame the first time and I have an allergic reaction to Up With People, so it’s pretty unlikely that I’ll find it anything but annoying. But the wingnuts have seen it, and they don’t like it a bit. Televangelist …

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Jan 28 2012

Badass Quote of the Day

Rod Dreher has the most perfect description of Mitt Romney I’ve ever heard: After South Carolina, I think of Romney as the Canned Cranberry Sauce candidate: the appearance of substance, but made of jelly, and so recently glopped from the can I can still see the rings. Brilliant. But what does South Carolina have to …

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Jan 27 2012

Conservatives Unload on Newt

It seems that most of the conservative movement and the Republican establishment agrees with what I said the other day about what will happen if Newt wins the Florida primary. Ann Coulter, Tom DeLay, the National Review editors and many more are launching major attacks on Newt. Politico has a taste:

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Jan 27 2012

Santorum Lies About Obama and Abstinence-Only Sex Ed

Rick Santorum told a townhall meeting in Florida on Wednesday that Obama had handed down a regulation that prohibits sex ed teachers from even talking about abstinence or mentioning the risks of premarital sex. And he says Obama is deliberately trying to make people poor. Seriously.

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Jan 27 2012

East Haven Mayor Goes Braindead

I wrote recently about the very welcome arrest of four East Haven, CT police officers for violating the civil rights of a priest who videotaped them harassing Latino immigrants. You’re not gonna believe the response of the mayor when asked what, in light of those charges, he was doing for the Latino community in the …

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Jan 27 2012

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: John Boehner

The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who engage in weapons-grade projection, accusing one’s opponents of their own worst attributes. Here is a classic example from House Speaker John Boehner:

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Jan 27 2012

Abrams: Gingrich Insulted Reagan

Nate Silver noted the other day that Newt Gingrich, far more than any other candidate, has tried to wear Ronald Reagan like the alien did Edgar in Men in Black. He’s done everything but show up in a brown corduroy suit and cowboy boots.

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Jan 27 2012

Boykin to Speak at West Point

Retired Lt. General and current lunatic Jerry Boykin has been asked to speak at a prayer breakfast at West Point by the chaplain’s office there and a group of veterans is asking the military academy to rescind the invitation because of Boykin’s history of bizarre behavior. Here’s the full text of their letter:

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Jan 27 2012

Marriage Equality in Washington?

It appears that there are enough votes to pass a law allowing full marriage equality for gay couples in the state of Washington after Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen announced that she would vote for the bill, providing the margin necessary for passage. AP reports:

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Jan 27 2012

Wingnut of the Week

If you want to see some serious crazy, look no further than Andrew Adler, editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times, who actually wrote an article urging the government of Israel to consider sending Mossad agents to assassinate President Obama. He offers three things Israel could or should do in response to Iran possibly getting nuclear …

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Jan 27 2012

You Can’t Protest at the Supreme Court

The Rutherford Institute has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a man who was arrested for protesting on the plaza in front of the Supreme Court. All the man did, according to the complaint (and there’s video to support this), is wear a sandwich board with a message on it protesting mistreatment of minorities …

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Jan 27 2012

Garlow’s Endorsement of Gingrich

The Gingrich campaign has made publicly available a very long letter from Pastor Jim Garlow to his followers explaining why he has endorsed Gingrich. It’s really amusing to read. The crazy and stupid is so thick and rich that you could put it on your pancakes in the morning. A few highlights:

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Jan 27 2012

DOJ Uses Asset Forfeiture Laws to Seize Websites

As you may have heard by now, the government seized the domain for megaupload.com last week and has indicted several people. What you probably didn’t know is that they did so by using the same asset forfeiture laws that are constantly abused in drug cases, along with a more recent law. The Boston Globe reports:

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Jan 26 2012

RI Religious Leaders Call for End to Threats

In a welcome and positive move, a group of religious leaders in Rhode Island are publicly calling on those who have inundated Jessica Ahlquist and her family with hatred and vile threats to act like civilized human beings instead of hateful thugs.

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Jan 26 2012

ProJo Discovers Our Evil Little Shirts

As JT points out, the Providence Journal has discovered our Evil Little Shirts, the sale of which is helping to raise money for Jessica Ahlquist’s college fund. And the comments are so full of stupid that it may just burst. A few examples:

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