My new crusade (by activist I mean the people seen below). Activists with rational, selfless aims are excluded; activists who employ human microphones are not.
Bocephus, fired as the Monday Night Football balladeer after comparing Obama to Hilter, plays the martyr.
“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” he wrote. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of *The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.”
*Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Last I checked, ESPN didn’t pass a law prohibiting the playing of Hank’s song.
“Compromise is what’s led us to the mess we’re in right now. We can’t compromise our way out of this,” U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, said in a Wednesday morning C-SPAN defense of his decision to oppose the Boehner plan.
And only I know the way out. Sounds like a dictatorial mindset to me.
This tweet was sent by a tea partier to Rep. Phil Gingrey after the Gang of Six plan was unveiled:
PLEASE run against Saxby Chambliss! Pragmatism is killing the Republic!
The HEAD of Tea Party Nation is a conspiratorial jackass. That’s being polite.
Obama is taking credit for this. He did give the order. Did he really have a choice? If word leaked out that he had solid intelligence on where Bin Laden was and did not act, it would have killed any chance he had at reelection. Of course, he made his announcement right in the middle of Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show. Of course, that was just a coincidence.
And in case you wondered what a teabagger would have done with bin Laden’s corpse …
Osama’s body should have not been immediately buried. We should have told everyone that the body was wrapped in pig fat before burial. …
It is not just the visceral insult. It is sending a message. Contrary to what the politically correct say, Osama does represent the mainstream of Islam. By defiling the body, we say that you are not getting your 72 virgins.
Driving into the office I heard some screeching Yankee named Andrew Wilkow whine that, when Saddam was captured, few cheered because Bush was president. That’s blatantly untrue. Wilkow also claimed there would be muted celebration had bin Laden’s death been engineered by W. Sorry, Andrew, most Americans aren’t as hyper-partisan as you. Wilkow also said last night’s impromptu rally outside of the White House was engineered by the Democratic Party.
The irrational right’s bubble grows more delusional and classless by the day. Looks as if they’ve reached a new low.
For the record, THEY are the ones injecting politics into what should be a nonpartisan day. Calling buffoons on their buffoonery is perfectly reasonable, and necessary. That’s what you do with un-American assholes.
Edina Monsoon’s speech would be a hit with tea partiers. Hell, I sort of like it.
Courtesy of the Democrats’ secret weapon, tea party queen Michele Bachmann:
“When you add it all up — I’m a former federal tax lawyer — when you add up the tax burden on today’s kids — and I believe this is a low estimate — they are looking at in their peak years, at having 70 percent of their income to pay their tax bill.”
That’s a claim that Bachmann made at CPAC earlier this month when she claimed an even higher number — 75 percent, and according to the Washington Post, it simply isn’t true.
“The bottom line, when you ‘get out your calculator’ and add all this up: total taxes of about 25 percent, rather than the 75 percent in Bachmann’s telling,” wrote the Washington Post, which used tax experts to assist in its calculations of federal, state and local taxes.
As for fixing the deficit …
“We need to simply tell people the facts, like Glenn Beck, with that chalkboard, that man can explain anything. I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this.”
Her presidential campaign (I’m betting she runs) will be a frightening train wreck.
Fuck civility — this woman’s a moron.
How pronounced are our partisan divisions? We can’t even agree that stomping on a woman’s neck and giving her a concussion is wrong. Or is there a waiver when that woman is a liberal activist?
The woman, 23-year-old Lauren Valle from Washington D.C., appeared to be following a specific set of instructions detailed on MoveOn.org’s website designed to attract media attention. Profitt claims he believed Paul was in danger from the woman and that he acted to protect the candidate, but the campaign has condemned Profitt’s actions. “I put my foot on her, and I did push her down at the very end, and I told her to stay down,” Proffitt said, “I actually put my foot on her to… I couldn’t bend over because I have issues with my back.”
What danger did the woman pose? Was she going to injure Paul with a talking point, or worse, muss his perm?
And when asked if he would apologize to Valle. “I would like for her to apologize to me to be honest with you,” Profitt said.
The brown people are coming to rape your women and kill your children, warns wingnut Sharron Angle.
The Willie Horton ad is tame in comparison.
I’m surprised Angle didn’t advocate a “Second Amendment remedy” to combat those menacing Mexicans.
“What is a little bit disconcerting and concerning is the inability for sporting goods stores to keep ammunition in stock,” she told the newspaper. “That tells me the nation is arming. What are they arming for if it isn’t that they are so distrustful of their government? They’re afraid they’ll have to fight for their liberty in more Second Amendment kinds of ways?” she said.
Note that her concern lies not with alarmists stockpiling weapons; rather, she’s worried about a lack of ammo. I’m sure it’s Obama’s fault.
The race remains a toss-up, and although Harry Reid is a turd, I could never vote for someone who pimps for the Cult of Scientology.
[Angle] defends her advocacy for a Church of Scientology-developed quack drug therapy program by claiming Scientologists are the victims of religious persecution.
Most Tea Party candidates simply refuse to talk to the press, preferring reporters “ask the questions we want to answer, so that they report the news the way we want it reported.” That’s what “Fox and Friends” is for.
Alaska senatorial candidate Joe Miller does them one better.
The Alaska Senate race erupted Sunday night after security guards hired by Republican nominee Joe Miller put handcuffs on a reporter who had tried to ask Miller a question.
The Teabaggers aren’t one for accountability. Sadly, that doesn’t seem to matter to voters.
First, reporters discovered that Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell did not attend Oxford University, despite her claims to the contrary. And now Claremont Graduate University says O’Donnell never attended its institution. …
O’Donnell also claims to have attended Oxford University, but after that claim was reported by AOL News, the school said she hadn’t ever enrolled there. Greg Sargent of the Washington Post reported that O’Donnell’s Oxford connection appeared to be that she took a course conducted by an organization called the Phoenix Institute, which, as Sargent wrote, “merely rented space at Oxford.”
O’Donnell claims she has no connection to the LinkedIn profile at the source of these controversies, but the lies are adding up. She can forget ever coaching Notre Dame’s football team.
George O’Leary resigned as Notre Dame football coach five days after being hired, admitting he lied about his academic and athletic background.
O’Leary claimed to have a master’s degree in education and to have played college football for three years, but checks into his background showed it wasn’t true.
I suppose this qualifies as a “vicious personal attack,” to borrow a talking point from Helmet Head Hannity.
Screamingly unfunny nativist drivel:
When your movement is instrumental in securing nominations for the likes of Sharron Angle and, perhaps, Christine O’Donnell (the “o” is not for orgasm, read below), I know all I need to know.
This from the conservative Weekly Standard:
O’Donnell also claims she’s been stalked by opponents.
“They’re following me,” she told the Weekly Standard. “They follow me home at night. I make sure that I come back to the townhouse and then we have our team come out and check all the bushes and check all the cars to make sure that — they follow me.” She also claims her home and campaign office were vandalized during her 2008 senate campaign. Unfortunately for her, she never told police about any of the incidents.
The anti-masturbation crusader has implied that her moderate opponent, Mike Castle, is gay. Naturally she’s been endorsed by the patron saint of the Tea Party, self-pitying Sarah Palin, who says, “I can relate to the vicious personal attacks on Christine.” Ah, another victim.
While O’Donnell has a decent shot of winning the GOP nomination, she’ll never win over moderates in a reliably blue state like Delaware.