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Every Time Someone Votes Republican God Kills a Kitten

Every time someone votes Republican God kills a kitten

Every time someone votes Republican God kills a kitten

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Tea Party Jesus

Tea Party Jesus

Via HuffPo:

The concept behind the site Tea Party Jesus is simple: Put the words of conservative Christian social and political figures in the mouth of Christ. The juxtaposition of hateful, ignorant, or otherwise nonsensical rants with serene photos of JC himself isn’t only funny, but says a lot about the people who claim to be Christians.

Scroll through the site and find a nationally-known quote from Utahn Chris Buttars.
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Reasons to Reopen Gitmo

“You are either with the president or you are with the terrorists.” -Rush, Rove, Faux News, and pretty much the entire right wing of the country for 7 years.

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Freedom of Speech and Expression

Seemingly endlessly litigated and legislated around, the First Amendment reads simply:

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.

For the purposes of this post, I’m interested in freedom of speech.

On a surprisingly regular basis, one hears accounts of “parents” or “family” groups trying to get books banned from libraries on the grounds that they are not appropriate for young people. Or of schools adopting speech codes that restrict speech of an “offensive or harmful nature.” In the interest of rhetorical honesty, I’m willing to grant that in both types of cases the motives are laudable – protecting people from harm. I’ve said it before and I’ll no doubt say it again but the perils of protecting people from “harmful” speech are probably greater than the perils of the speech itself.
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Larry’s pick: The News From Hell!

The corporate media circus exposed via BradBlog in all it’s commercialized glory. Don’t miss “Lapdogs Of The Corporate Press!

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Poke Out Their Eyes With Your Fingertips

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I am the first to admit, I have finally lost my marbles over the idiocy of the male gender of (my gender) our species. To wit, Bush and the few millions of U.S educated – supposedly – Americans.

Sign the damn petition if only to show these criminally stupid people that WE are many more in number than they. Show them once again, that we can generate a THOUSAND times more signers on our petitions than any petition “they” can come up with.

Poke out THEIR EYES, with your finger tips. Humiliate them with our numbers.

Update: In the time it took to write this, the petition is up to 264,011 signers.

Do non-progressive, non-liberal people even hold petition drives? What would they petition? What the hell, lets take a look:

Failed Republic Petitions:
Screw Mexicans ( 9821 signed)
Screw Climate Science (unverified claim of almost 40 scienists)
Screw Poor People (no kidding)
Screw Black People (MO, NE, KS – “Michael Jordan signed five times”)
Screw Gay People (Florida4Marriage.org)

Here’s whole very weird site for right-wing petitions. Hey its a free market.

If “political correctness weren’t still hanging be a thread, I am quite sure we would be seeing more petitions like: “Kill Poor People”, “Ban Science”, “Nuke Iran”, “Nuke Islam, “Allow Slavery”, “Ban Shoes on Women.”

Think I’m kidding? Then you are a nice person. Stand aside.

Since they can’t actually get anyone beyond a few sheople to sign their shit, they have to use dirty tactics. One of their biggest problems is, most of cattle who do respond to fear, do not use the Internet EXCEPT for pornography, so they never see the petitions.

And how’s that “individual responsiblity” thing working for ya? I’m still looking for that one in the bible.

Which reminds me. I should point out that ActBlue‘s counterpart, SlateCard is an abysmal failure. ActBlue has raised $40 million for Democrats. SlateCard won’t tell you how much they’ve raised for GOP candidates dispite their claim of tranparency. I’m guessing it’s under $200,000.

Why? Greed maybe? Slate is not a Foundation run by voluteers, like ActBlue. Its a PAC run by highly paid money grubbing political consultants from the Ann Coulter Fan Club.

Or maybe its the individual acountability thing. “Spend you own goddamn money if you wanna git elected. If ya ain’t rich, then ya ain’t too smart is ya?”

Its two thousand and eight (2008) for Christ sake, and some of us are behaving as if it were one thousand and eight (1008). No difference. The name of our commander in chief is now synonymous with all the other bully tyrants in the world.

Here’s the latest news on Tibet.

Good luck.

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Ann Coulter Getting Tired

Ann CoulterNBC and MSNBC are flogging the Ann Coulter thing to the max, and it’s getting more absurd. Why do these networks keep providing a platform for hate speech? This morning on Joe Scarborough’s show Coulter proclaimed that she’s getting tired of being called a Nazi every time she comes out with a new book. Well, nobody is calling her a Nazi but it’s a telling remark (Bob Cesca did notice a disturbing similarity to Saruman the traitorous white wizard). And anyway, it’s not a new book, just a paperback edition of last year’s book. Besides, we are all more tired of Ann Coulter than she is of us.

The latest Coulter flap actually started last Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America. Referring to her remarks at CPAC last March, where she embraced Willard (Mitt) Romney and called John Edwards a “faggot,” she said that she “wouldn’t insult gays by comparing them to John Edwards.” Then, claiming that Bill Maher had gotten away with wishing Vice President Dick Cheney had been killed in Afghanistan (which is not true, as the transcript of Maher’s show reveals), she said:

“So I’ve learned my lesson. If I’m going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I’ll just wish he has been killed in a terrorist assassination plot.”

Then, on Tuesday, Chris Matthews had Coulter on “Hardball” for a full hour of lying. When Elizabeth Edwards phoned in to politely ask Coulter to stop her personal attacks (a staged confrontation arranged by Matthews), Coulter falsely asserted that John Edwards “charge[d] a poverty group $50,000 for a speech.”

Today, NBC’s David Gregory defended Coulter while interviewing Elizabeth Edwards:

“If you strip away some of the inflammatory rhetoric against your husband and other Democrats, the point she’s trying to make about your husband, Senator Edwards, running for the White House is in effect that he’s disingenuous…”

No, the hate speech is the issue. Coulter has nothing substantive to say, which is why she makes these baseless personal attacks. The network talking heads should be ashamed of themselves, but they have no shame.

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Why Are Liberals Hateful?

…because its a major theme of the right-wing shock jocks.

The question I really want to ask, is why Ken Bingham (and so many others) equate liberals and our positions with hate? The answer is very clearly because they are repeating things they hear from people like Coulter, O’Reilly, Hannity etc.

But I have yet to hear one example of where or how an anti-war or impeachment advocate is vile and hateful. This is just more proof of my thesis that the authoritarians are uninterested in facts.

Here are two recent entertaining examples of how factually wrong Hannity and O’Reilly are.

On O’Reilly’s radio show, he actually cut of the mic of his co-host because she was correcting him on his facts about the ‘Decider’s generous offer. Listen. Go here for more evidence of the facts.

Then we have Hannity who mistakenly leads the wrong witness in a classic attempt to misinform the typical Fox ‘News’ watcher. Hey, if its on TV, it must be true huh Ken?
Hannity Leading the Witness (wrong one – oops)

This might be a little complicated for the average Fox News watcher. So if you’re having trouble understanding how Hannity misleads you, ask your wife for help.

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Ann Coulter & Sean Hannity Justify Faggot Slur, Embarrass America

These people are an embarrassment to this country. They epitomize the worse kind of slime America has to offer.

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American Bully
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Listening to Coulter defend herself with Hannity’s help, I was struck by the notion that Faux News has managed to single-handedly establish a new metric – a new school yard playing field if you will – for judging the fairness of political mudslinging.

As long as it’s meant as a joke and no less common than a schoolyard vindictive, it’s fair. That can only imply that Ann Coulter is no more accountable than the schoolyard bully. But hey, if Bush is not the quintessential manifestation of a bully…

But here’s the sick part. The term faggot is a really, really mean word. It is not like other words that kids throw around at each other. I know of one particular instance when that word was ringing in the ears of a 12-year-old boy who went home and killed himself.

No one is too old or isolated to know that the word faggot stands out as the choice of the very meanest of schoolyard bullies. Its use closer to an act of physical violence than any I can think of. Some teenagers will tell you they would rather be punched in the face than called a faggot in front of their peers and it is certainly an invitation to violence in today’s American school culture.

Ann Coulter’s pre-meditated use of that word and her subsequent flippant dismissal of anyone who is offended by her use of it taken together with the fact of her position in American culture today should be of great concern to all of us.

Hannity justified it by equating it with Dick Durban characterization of Guantanimo as reminiscent of Nazi Germany. He of course confused that comment with calling the US soldiers Nazis. For those of you who are satisfied with that defense, there is no hope for you.

To the Republican candidates who criticized Coulter for that comment, thank God, thank you, and don’t stop. Her response to you, “They’re just stupid” should also not go unanswered.

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Is the Conservative Republican Party Overrun by Anger?

Yes, if this documentary reveals anything, it is that the conservative community, at this point, is characterized by angry, mean, paranoid people.

The infighting across very nebulous lines is palatable. I.e, is do Brownback and Romney represent the Republican Party, or the conservative movement. And who does Dick Cheney represent?

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CPAC 2007 Coulter Mitt Romney Faggot Comment- Blumenthal Documentary
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Update: I can’t resist. Here’s what one woman said on a milblog in response to Coulter’s comment:
Comrades,

Interesting that. Seems like the left can off-handidly toss out the most vile and horrible epithets to those whom they dislike, with nary a passing glance by the media.

Yet, when a woman who has twice the style, mental ability and vocabulary of anyone the left admires makes a comment refering to the obvious, well, then it just brings out all the girlie men amongst the left, swinging their verbal purses like some cheap floozy caught non-decorum.

Silky Pony ought to consider this situation a ranging shot…….

Respects,

Posted by Gwedd at March 4, 2007 8:33 AM

The misspellings are not typos.

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Romney at CPAC

Mitt RomneyAlthough stuck in the single digits in the polls, Willard “Mitt” Romney proved himself second to none in pandering to the crowd at CPAC— the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Where he shared a podium with Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Tom Delay, Michelle Malkin, Phyllis Schlafly, Wayne LaPierre and assorted politicians including VP Dick Cheney and GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani. John McCain wasn’t there, maybe he still has an ounce of integrity.

Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo has learned something we already know, ever since Romney forgot the 2002 Winter Olympics were held in Utah. Romney has a short memory. Now he’s dissing Massachusetts to milk some applause from the rightest of the right:

Watching Romney pander to every line item in the right-wing catechism in this speech is a good window into his character. …People can think what they want of Massachusetts. It’s a liberal state. It’s on one end of the spectrum of American political culture. But, not long ago, Mitt Romney was running to be the governor of that state, to represent its people. A month or so out of office, now they’re the punchline of his jokes. They’re tossed like a tissue after it’s used. And of course now he’s telling these right-wingers everything they want to hear too even though it contradicts pretty much everything he used to say he believed. He’d drop them in a flash and denigrate them too. That’s a window into who someone is. He’s dangerous.

UPDATE #1: Ann Coulter says: “Romney is the best candidate we have. …He tricked liberals into voting for him. I like a guy who hoodwinks the voters so easily.” Talking Points Memo has the pictures, Coulter literally embracing Romney before she went onstage to call John Edwards a “faggot.” Think Progress has more. Through a spokesman, Romney has said Coulter’s remark about Edwards was offensive.

UPDATE #2 Andrew Sullivan has another take on Romney’s CPAC speech.

On foreign policy, Romney was bold enough to call the Iraq fiasco “under-prepared, under-managed, under-manned and under-planned.” But he had no strategy for countering Jihadism except lots of military spending and some kind of “Marshall Plan” for moderate Muslim countries. You know a candidate has no ideas when he mentions anything like a “Marshall Plan.” But he will run on torture – that much we already know. The religious right base actually seems to believe in torture. Along with making lots and lots of money, and losing weight, torture is now apparently a one of Jesus’ core teachings.

Romney can testify to the fact our military is under-manned: neither he nor any of his five sons have ever served.

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