Newly elected wingnut Allen West (R-Fla) plays the race card after reports highlight some controversial remarks made by Joyce Kaufman, his first pick to be his chief of staff.
In August 2007, when discussing illegal immigrants, she said on her show, “If you commit a crime while you’re here, we should hang you and send your body back to where you came from, and your family should pay for it.”
But West says those who reported the story are the real racists — misogynists, too.
“I think the American people are sick of, and that despicable, disgusting action and the way that they went after Joyce Kaufman shows that not only this liberal left has some issues with racism,” West told CNN. “I guarantee you, if I was a black Democratic Congressman-elect, they would not be doing these type of actions, and the fact that they’re attacking a woman like this, that shows me something about sexism and misogynist behavior.”
The premiere of Sarah Palin‘s extended campaign commercial was otherworldly, sez Politics Daily:
If ever you wondered if Sarah Palin was indeed the next coming of Christ, her reality TV show, hagiographically titled “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, proves that not only does Palin own Alaska, but that she is your next Messiah. Special props for the brilliant Jesus propaganda where Palin is backlit angelically with her arms up to the Heavens and music by Christian rock band Third Day calls, “Follow me there!” over and over and over again.
Actually, it’s a scene from the forgettable Chuck Norris flick, Invasion U.S.A, shot here in 1985 (via Atlanta Time Machine).
Karma’s a bitch, even in Oklahoma:
Members of a Kansas church that protests at military funerals may have found themselves in the wrong town Saturday.
Shortly after finishing their protest at the funeral of Army Sgt. Jason James McCluskey of McAlester, a half-dozen protesters from Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., headed to their minivan, only to discover that its front and rear passenger-side tires had been slashed.
To make matters worse, as their minivan slowly hobbled away on two flat tires, with a McAlester police car following behind, the protesters were unable to find anyone in town who would repair their vehicle, according to police.
Those who’ve been paying attention know that Sonny is a crook, routinely violating state law.
“It shall be unlawful for any full-time public official who has statewide powers, for himself or on behalf of any business, or for any business in which such public official or member of his family has a substantial interest to transact any business with any agency.”
In September 2009, Gov. Sonny Perdue and two men who run the governor’s trucking company met in the Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah with a half-dozen state employees
The purpose: Grow Perdue’s private business.
“The governor wanted to know if there are any particular services which we feel could help them here,” wrote Chip Hawkins, a sales manager at the ports, in an internal memo dated Sept. 21, 2009.
Not that anyone cares, as evidenced by the election of Nathan Deal.
Jezebel cheers on the Times’ attempt at rehabilitating fame whore Courtney Love. What’s next, a ratification of Margaret Cho’s comedy?