Tapes Reveal Wall Street’s Regulatory Capture of the Fed

ProPublica, which may be the single best journalistic enterprise in the country at this point, has a report on secret audio recordings made by a Federal Reserve Board examiner of conversations with her superiors as they continually sought to water down and cover up what was going on at Goldman Sachs. The examiner’s name is Carmen Segarra and the recordings she made reveal a great deal.
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Palin: Christian Conservatives the ‘Most Slandered Group’

No one throws red meat to the rubes like Sarah Palin. You can always count on her speeches to be almost entirely substance-free and to tell the audience exactly what they want to hear, which is why she was invited back to the Values Voters Summit to tell them that they’re the most slandered group in America:
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AHA Calls Out Another GA School Violating the First Amendment

A new school year has begun and we’ve already seen numerous cases of schools rather blatantly violating the Constitution, from forcing kids to say the Pledge of Allegiance to handing out fliers for churches to, now, a Georgia school with a monument mixing the school logo with Bible verses. The American Humanist Association is challenging that monument.
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Wiles Exposes Obama’s Fiendish Plot to Turn Americans Muslim Through Beards

You really gotta hand it to Rick Wiles. Try as Obama does to fool him, his eagle eye catches everything. On his radio show last week, Wiles exposed Obama’s infernal plot to turn Americans into Muslims by putting fashion ads on websites featuring models with beards. Oh, and he’s also spying on Wiles.
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The Intellectual Vacuum of Right Wing Talk Radio

So I had a long drive on Thursday and listened for a bit to Sean Hannity’s radio show, against my better judgment. His guests were Jay Sekulow of the ACLJ and Terrence Jeffrey of Human Events and they were discussing the announcement that Attorney General Eric Holder was stepping down. The next 10 minutes provided a perfect example of why right wing talk radio is so utterly vapid.
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Jon Stewart on Latte-Gate

Jon Stewart was both funny and filled with appropriate indignation at the Fox News orgy of faux outrage over President Obama saluting with a coffee cup in his hand. It’s bullshit like this that makes me want to beat Sean Hannity with the corpse of Eric Bolling. Yes, by all means, flip the fuck out about something totally irrelevant.
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Uri Geller’s Back, Now With Twice the Bullshit

I’m sure by now you’ve heard all the stories of the new iPhones bending when people put them in their jeans and sit on them. But object-bending con man Uri Geller knows the real reason why they’re bending. And wouldn’t you know it, it all has to do with the “energy and excitement” of the owners having “awakened their mind powers.”
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