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Monthly Archive: February 2013

Feb 26 2013

Greenwald Blasts NBC for Hiring Obama Advisers

Glenn Greenwald has an absolutely scathing column about NBC hiring former Obama advisers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs as contributors and what this says about the sad state of our sycophantic media. While noting that there are exceptions — Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow are sometimes highly critical of the Obama administration — he points …

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Feb 26 2013

Paul Ryan: For the Sequester Before It Was Obama’s Fault

I’m sure it will come as a huge shock to you all to find out that Paul Ryan was a big fan of the sequester before he suddenly decided it was a terrible and it was all Obama’s fault. Not only did he vote for it, he argued for it over and over again on …

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Feb 26 2013

AFA Blocks the Curse Words

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Apparently they’ve had this out for a long time, but I never noticed it until now. The American Family Association markets a product called TVGuardian, which filters out any naughty words that might otherwise fall on your precious child’s virgin ears. And boy does it work!

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Feb 26 2013

Farris: Obama May Ban Homeschooling!

With no examples of actual persecution of Christians in this country, the Christian right is always on the lookout for opportunities to invent wildly ridiculous predictions of the persecution to come. Michael Farris says that Obama may issue an executive order banning homeschooling. Talking about a case where a German family is seeking asylum because …

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Feb 26 2013

Klayman Trying to Stop Arpaio Recall

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver or Orly Taitz, is now representing a Tea Party group that is trying to prevent a petition drive to recall fascist Sheriff Joe Arpaio from office. Funny, doesn’t Klayman claim to be all about bringing accountability to power? I guess that only applies to …

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Feb 26 2013

Gohmert: Guns Needed to Stop Sharia Takeover

Rep. Louis Gohmert, who really must be the dumbest man in Congress (sorry, Steve King; keep trying), went on a right wing talk show and offered up a novel argument against gun control — it’s needed to stop the impending Sharia takeover of the country.

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Feb 25 2013

Grassley Suddenly Concerned About Racial Makeup of Juries

Sen. Charles Grassley is trying to explain his vote against the Violence Against Women Act and inventing new and fascinating arguments. Like if a white man was accused of assaulting a Native American woman, he might get tried by a jury of Native Americans — and that would be terribly unfair.

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Feb 25 2013

Huntsman: Marriage Equality is Conservative

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has come out rather boldly in favor of marriage equality, and is arguing in an article at The American Conservative that allowing gay couples to marry fits well with what he regards as genuine conservatism. He urges conservatives to lead the fight for equality rather than opposing it:

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Feb 25 2013

O’Reilly to Write Book About Jesus

Bill O’Reilly has inked a deal with Holt and Co. to write a book called Killing Jesus: A History. Because even though we have dozens of books about Jesus, including many by well-respected historians, what we really need is one written by an ignorant, narcissistic blowhard with a loofah sponge fetish.

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Feb 25 2013

Why Faith Healing is Dangerous

A Christian TV show taped in London and broadcast over satellite TV is coming under fire for putting viewers lives at risk by telling them that they’re healed of diseases. The danger, of course, is that they’ll stop taking medication or other forms of medical treatment.

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Feb 25 2013

Lower Capital Gains Taxes Drive Income Inequality

A new study from the Congressional Research Service concludes that keeping the tax rate on capital gains far lower than the taxes on regular income for the wealthiest taxpayers is the primary thing that is driving income inequality in this country. The abstract:

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Feb 25 2013

Farah: Why Do Liberals Hate God?

I confess that when I look at the Worldnutdaily site and see a headline like “Why do liberals hate God,” I get kind of excited about it. I tingle with anticipation of just how inane the claims and arguments are going to be. Joseph Farah does not disappoint.

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Feb 25 2013

WND Welcomes Agreement From Supporters of Terrorism

The Worldnutdaily routinely claims that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a terrorist organization in league with the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda (mostly on the grounds that all them Arabs look alike so they must think alike too). But they sure do welcome their support in objecting to that “blasphemous” SNL sketch about …

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Feb 25 2013

SCOTUS Hears Case on FOIA Access

The Supreme Court heard a case this week, McBurney v. Young, that deals with the question of whether a state can restrict access to open records or freedom of information requests to citizens of that state. Unfortunately, I don’t think the plaintiff in this case is the right one to make the argument that they …

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Feb 25 2013

Miami Prosecutor Fired for Abusing Badge

A prosecutor in Miami — the same prosecutor that tried and failed to convict Carlos Miller for flagrantly committing journalism while covering an Occupy protest — has been fired for flashing his badge at a strip club to get out of paying too much for his lapdances.

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