I can't wait for the next round when the administration pushes their more childs-left-behind education bill and the birthers/teabaggers/crypto-fascists cry that Obama will force teachers to sodomize children in health class and burn American flags in social studies.
The Americans on the list included a San Francisco-based radio talk-show host, Michael A. Weiner, known to radio audiences as Michael Savage, who was described by the Home Office as “seeking to provoke others to serious criminal acts and fostering hatred which might lead to inter-community violence.”
Mr. Savage said he was considering filing a lawsuit against Jacqui Smith, the British home secretary, for defamation, according to WorldNetDaily.com, a conservative Web site. “She’s linking me with mass murderers who are in prison for killing Jewish children on buses?” the Web site reported that he said. “For my speech?”
Dang, based on his dossier, he's in pretty good company with all those hate-spewin' militant Islamic clerics.
SITTING in the back seat of his mother’s van as she drives through Atlanta suburbs, Jonathan Krohn is about to sign off with a conservative radio talk show host in Florida. In the 40 minutes he’s been on the air, with the help of his mother’s cellphone, this hyper-articulate Georgia eighth grader has attacked the stimulus bill, identified leaders he thinks will salvage the Republican Party’s image, and assessed the legitimacy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.
Would it surprise you if I told you he's home-schooled?
Jindal also responded to Michael Steele’s recent flap
about Limbaugh: “I’m glad he apologized. I think the chairman is a
breath of fresh air for the party. As I said before, I think Rush is a
leader for many conservatives and says things that people are concerned
“Says things that people are concerned about”? What the fuck does that mean?
Conservatives, sociopaths, and other GOP criminals are currently attending CPAC. NPR tells me that anybody interested in the 2012 Republican preznit nod speaks there as a matter of course. Yesterday it was Fuckabee [video]. Today it’s Mittens and some other shitbag whose name I forgot. Joe the Plumber is, of course, holding court and spouting the usual shit.
As an economist, I’m supposed to believe in incentives;
and the remarkable cohesiveness of conservatives has a lot to do with
Show some independence, and you’ll face a lavishly financed primary
challenge from the Club for Growth. Be a loyal soldier, and you will be
taken care of — through what’s commonly referred to as “wingnut
North Dakota appears intent on triggering another round of litigation in the hopes of overturning Roe v. Wade.
North Dakota’s House of Representatives has voted 51-41 to declare that
a fertilized egg has all the rights of any person. The vote would make
Now that the GOP is out of power, they're pumping out even more batshit insanity in an effort to stay visible. I have two pieces of Grade A wingnuttery for you (and one bonus nonpolitical piece of insanity). Tell me about others you know about in the comments, and I'll add them.
The ubiquitous Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber” and “Joe the War Correspondent,”
will soon add a new moniker to his profile — “Joe the Economist.”
Politico reports that House GOP congressional aides decided to invite
Wurzelbacher to a meeting on the stimulus in hopes that it will attract some media attention.
Yes, I know, he managed not to get himself killed or kidnapped when he was in Gaza.
It's a big day. For some reason, known only to a few, this country's most ignorant, most consistently wrong pundit will no longer be flinging poo on our most prestigious op-ed page. His contract won't be renewed.
I urge you all to head over to the NYT and comment on Kristol's final steaming pile. My comment appears after the jump.
I’ll be honest with you. I don’t think journalists should be anywhere allowed war.
I mean, you guys report where our troops are at. You report what’s
happening day to day. You make a big deal out of it. I think it’s
asinine. You know, I liked back in World War I and World War II when
you’d go to the theater and you’d see your troops on, you know, the
screen and everyone would be real excited and happy for’em. Now everyone’s got an opinion and wants to downer–and down soldiers. You know, American soldiers or Israeli soldiers.
Larry Craig, not surprisingly, isn’t happy a Minnesota court rejected his attempt to withdraw the guilty plea in his airport bathroom sex case.
His statement: “I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing criminal or improper occurred at the Minneapolis airport. I maintain my innocence, and currently my attorneys and I are reviewing the decision and looking into the possibility of appealing. I would like to thank all of those who have continued to support me and my family throughout this difficult time.”
I will be extremely disappointed if he doesn’t appeal. Way to keep it in the news Larry!
Louisiana GOP Senator David Vitter would have seemed
like a prime candidate for retirement this cycle. After all, he went
through a particularly nasty scandal last Summer when it was revealed
that he was on the D.C. Madam’s client list, a prostitute came forward
and said he’d been a client of hers back in Louisiana, and he confessed
to a “very serious sin.”
But not so — local Louisiana station KTBS reports
that Vitter has decided to run again! And considering the generally
Republican nature of Louisiana’s voters these days, he probably starts
out at the very least as the slight favorite to win, too.
Analysis and hooker/wife comparison after the jump.
There has been much speculation about how the Obama administration will deal with what many view as the Bush administration’s harsh, abusive and illegal interrogation program. Some have called for an investigation by Congress or the Justice Department, possibly leading to criminal sanctions. Others think such investigations are infeasible or would smack of political retribution, proposing instead that a bipartisan commission look into the matter.
These are all bad ideas. They would bring little benefit, and they would further weaken the Justice Department and the CIA in ways that would compromise our security. (I worked at the Justice Department from 2003 to 2004 on issues that probably would be subject to new investigations, so readers should consider my views accordingly.) (emphasis supplied)
This has to be the most blatant attempt at a CYA in the history of opinion journalism.
The treatment President Bush has received from this
country is nothing less than a disgrace. The attacks launched against
him have been cruel and slanderous, proving to the world what little
character and resolve we have. The president is not to blame for all
these problems. He never lost faith in America or her people, and has
tried his hardest to continue leading our nation during a very
Our failure to stand by the one person who continued to stand by us
has not gone unnoticed by our enemies. It has shown to the world how
disloyal we can be when our president needed loyalty — a shameful
display of arrogance and weakness that will haunt this nation long
after Mr. Bush has left the White House.
I do not think the word “slanderous” means what the writer thinks it means.
The author of this bit of fiction is one Jeffrey Scott Shapiro - more on him after the jump.
Blogger John Cole was a believer in Peak Wingnut, but I never have been. One reason is that I know the scope and depth of the Wingnut supply. Also, as we have learned in recent weeks, there is a huge untapped source of Wingnut in Alaska. It’s also the case that, for every major wingnut, there are at least ten thousand minor-league wingers out there spouting nonsense.
From his first answer, however, it was
clear Frum had a very different agenda: to attack Rachel Maddow.
Discussing the “ugliness of tone” in American politics, he said that
Maddow’s show, “unfortunately, is itself an example of that problem.”
He then compared her tone to the hateful outbursts of some McCain-Palin
supporters:From his first answer, however, it was clear Frum had a very
different agenda: to attack Rachel Maddow. Discussing the “ugliness of
tone” in American politics, he said that Maddow’s show, “unfortunately,
is itself an example of that problem.” He then compared her tone to the
hateful outbursts of some McCain-Palin supporters: