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Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 30 2012

Should the Media Even Cover the Conventions?

Jeff Jarvis asks a question that may seem shocking at first, but I think he has a point: Should the media even bother to cover the two major party conventions? They’re great entertainment for political junkies who still retain some measure of idealism, but they’re really just 4-day infomercials.

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Aug 30 2012

Barton’s Most Baffling Claim Ever?

We’re used to some seriously bizarre pronouncements from David Barton, but this one really leaves me scratching my head. He told a pre-RNC prayer gathering that abortion is unconstitutional under the 7th Amendment. What does the 7th Amendment say? I’m glad you asked:

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Aug 30 2012

Bachmann Warns of ‘Spiritual Hurricane’

While the Gulf Coast deals with a real hurricane, Michele Bachmann told a group of wingnuts (a gaggle? what is the proper term for a group of wingnuts?) that America is being hit by a “spiritual hurricane” and that they must prepare for Godly battle to fight against it:

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Aug 30 2012

William Murray Diagnoses Atheists

William Murray, the evangelist son of Madilyn Murray O’Hair, has a column in the Worldnutdaily that diagnoses what’s wrong with atheists who oppose the use of a cross as a memorial to the World Trade Center bombings. I’m sure you’ll be shocked to hear that he concludes that we just hate the baby Jesus and …

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Aug 30 2012

GOP Makes Steele Persona Non Grata

Michael Steele, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has been pretty much wiped off the face of the earth, or at least the face of the party. He wasn’t even invited to the Republican National Convention in Tampa and he is barely mentioned at all these days.

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Aug 30 2012

Romney’s Latest Position on Health Care

Holy crap. After running like hell away from any mention of health care reform in Massachusetts, which is virtually identical to the Affordable Care Act that Obama pushed through, now suddenly Romney is touting that plan that the entire base of his party thinks is horrible and evil. Here he is Sunday morning on Fox …

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Aug 30 2012

Today’s WTF Political Position

Here’s one of those baffling statements by a politician that just leaves you scratching your head trying to figure out what the point could possibly be. A member of the RNC’s executive committee says that a governor meeting with a group of Native Americans is insulting the memory of George Custer.

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Aug 29 2012

Major Life Changes

After a lot of thought I’ve come to a difficult decision. I’m going to end my radio show and devote my time and energy to turning the documentary project I had in mind into a book instead. My goal is to have that book written by the end of the year.

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Aug 29 2012

Romney Claims Bain Activity to Avoid Taxes

Here’s a very interesting development in the Mitt Romney tax story. Apparently, he claims on his tax returns to still be an active participant in Bain decisions even while telling voters that he can’t be held responsible for anything Bain has done since he left in 1999 (or 2002, depending on which day it is). …

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Aug 29 2012

Will GOP Run Write-In Candidate Against Akin?

Well this is a very interesting development. Mary Matalin appeared on ABC’s This Week and said that the Republican party may actually run a write-in candidate against Akin in the Missouri Senate race against Claire McCaskill. Doing so would effectively mean conceding the election to McCaskill, of course, though Matalin appears to be delusional enough …

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Aug 29 2012

Rove: Obama Should Thank Romney

Karl Rove delivered his usual insightful analysis on Fox and Friends, saying that President Obama should thank Mitt Romney for not being crazy enough to think that he was born in Kenya or somewhere else rather than in Hawaii. Speaking of Romney’s “joke” about his birth certificate, Rove said:

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Aug 29 2012

Even Beck’s Favorite Historians Reject Barton

Yet another twist in the ongoing David Barton saga. WORLDmag has an article that cites several historians that have been praised by Barton and by Glenn Beck, who have appeared on their shows, criticizing Barton’s revisionist history in regard to Thomas Jefferson.

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Aug 29 2012

Matt Barber: Concern Troll Extraordinaire

Matt Barber clearly cares about the Democratic party. He only wants what is best for them, obviously, which is why he’s offering them some free advice. They made a terribly mistake by endorsing marriage equality, you see, because that is an “attack” on those who disagree.

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Aug 29 2012

Cop Performs Clearly Illegal Search

Here’s a story that may seem incredible but it’s actually quite routine. A deputy from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department named Dominic Fornal pulls over a car, claiming that he smelled unburned marijuana — quite a feat given that they were going 35 mph and the windows were up. A drug dog, amazingly, didn’t alert …

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Aug 29 2012

RNC Swag Bag Includes Trouble for Romney

Okay, I find this highly amusing. The swag bag being handed out to every media person at the Republican National Convention includes a hardcover version of Romney’s book that contains a passage that brings one of his most absurd contradictions to light:

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