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The Best Part of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: President Obama’s Anger Translator

“What kind of stupid, short-sighted, irresponsible bull…”
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You can almost sense the glee Obama feels when he cuts loose and tells it like it is about climate change deniers like James Inhofe.

Oh, it’s all in fun, of course. Except it’s deadly serious, and Obama isn’t the only one who should be getting angry about it. For real.

Right Wing Bloggers and Rush Limbaugh Fall For Las Vegas Man’s Hoax About Harry Reid’s Injuries

Awesome
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A Las Vegas man claims he started a false rumor that the injuries suffered by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid several months ago were the result of an attack by Reid’s brother, not an exercise accident.

Larry Pfeifer, a 50-year-old former consultant in the nightclub and entertainment industry, said he fabricated the story after becoming appalled that right-wing political blogger John Hinderaker published a rumor that Reid’s injuries stemmed from an assault by a Mafia enforcer. Pfeifer said he pitched his fake story about the Reid brothers’ supposed fight to Hinderaker, author of the Power Line blog, to test whether the blogger would publish it, as well. When Hinderaker reported it and the rumor was subsequently spread by others in conservative media, Pfeifer says he began plotting to self-report it as a lie to show the lack of credibility and journalistic standards among partisan media figures.

“It was just so outrageous,” he said. “The fact that someone can say something completely false that can destroy somebody’s life, it’s just wrong. Where’s the moral compass?”

Of course Powerline and Limbaugh will say that they only reported the claim and didn’t endorse it. And yet their minions were successfully worked into a lather by this story.

More: The Big Lie: Las Vegan Watches as His Reid Tale Takes Off - Las Vegas Sun News

You can see here the original story, before it gets yanked: powerlineblog.com

Video: Just Some Giraffes Doing High Dives

Brilliant animation from Nicolas Deveaux
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Almost 10 years after “7 tonnes 2” a short film featuring an elephant on a trampoline. I wanted to make a sequel, this time with giraffes … The creation of this film is spread over 1 year and a half.

Thanks to Orange, Arte, Ville de Paris, CNCV, Procirep that allowed the film to come to life.

The film was picked in many festivals, Annecy, Clermont-Ferrand, Bruz (AFCA), Animest (Bucarest), BE film (New York), ShortFilmCorner (Cannes), Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, ….

Prizes : - Festival du Court Metrage 3D de Grenoble : 1st Prix public, 2nd Pris Jury
-Dimension 3 : prix animation
- SIGGRAPH ASIA : Best in Show Award

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Production : Cube creative

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Year : 2013

(h/t: Thanos.)

LIVE VIDEO: White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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Yes, it’s time for the annual Media Nerds’ Dinner, otherwise known as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, at which journalists get all dressed up and try to laugh when comedians poke fun at them. Is it media, or entertainment? Who cares! What’s the difference any more, anyway?

A Killer Live Performance by Joe Bonamassa & John Hiatt: “Down Around My Place”

The radio is busted
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Two of my absolute favorite musicians join forces for a killer live performance of John Hiatt’s “Down Around My Place,” from the album “Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns.”

Stupidest Man on the Internet Does the Birther Boogaloo

Yes, they’re still pushing this ridiculous racist nonsense
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DERPJim Hoft, the fabled Stupidest Man on the Internet, is getting his knuckle-dragging readers worked up again with an especially stupid post about President Obama’s estranged brother Malik: Malik Obama: I’d Take DNA Test to See if Barack Obama Is Really My Brother (VIDEO) | the Gateway Pundit.

It’s the same old Birther Boogaloo, the worn out claim that Barack Obama is the secret son of “commie” Frank Marshall Davis, dressed up in some new clothes by fringe weirdo Joel Gilbert, who’s been peddling this snake oil to the right wing base for years. But I’m sure President Obama will run right out and get a DNA test done for these guys; it’s not like he has anything else to do.

Hoft even links to “Birther Report,” one of those crazed right wing blogs that never seems to run out of conspiracy steam.

I always love it when these lunatics post pictures of Obama and Davis side by side, though, trying to point out a resemblance when they actually look nothing alike. But obviously, to Hoft and his readers they all look alike.

Daredevil Volume 1, Issue 18: “There Shall Come a Gladiator!”

In which Foggy Nelson causes trouble
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Published in July 1966, issue #18 of Daredevil featured a cover by John Romita and a storyline in which Foggy Nelson is trying to impress Karen Page — by pretending to be Daredevil himself. Needless to say, things don’t go as Foggy planned and he ends up having to fight the Gladiator, who makes his first ever appearance in this issue. Foggy gets his ass thoroughly kicked, of course, until the real Daredevil shows up and bails him out. That Foggy.

Like most of our Silver Age comics, the Lizard Collection copy of this issue is in great shape, with sharp corners, bright inks, and white pages throughout.

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American Thinker Comes Up With the Craziest Obama-Iran Conspiracy Theory Yet

Great googly moogly!
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I know it’s only April, but I think we may already have the most insanely paranoid wingnut conspiracy of the year — because it’s difficult to imagine anything getting crazier than this one: Is Obama Arming Iran for a Secret Reason?

The link goes to American Thinker, and you may think you know what the “secret reason” is already (probably something to do with Obama being a secret Muslim commie, right?)… but trust me, you don’t.

I’ll let Thinker Jeannie DeAngelis explain the reasoning that leads her to conclude Obama is helping Iran get nuclear weapons … because a nuclear winter would put an instant stop to climate change!

Surely the president is well aware that U.S. government computer models predict that even a small nuclear war anywhere on the planet could trigger “unprecedented” global cooling. With global warming the culprit, cooling, however it’s accomplished, would provide a quick fix for the guy in need of a boost in the polls.

Sure, a small-scale nuclear war would cause global cooling, further reduction of the ozone layer, and harmful ultraviolet radiation. That, in turn, would usher in death, disease, and drought due to things like lack of rainfall.

But ultimately mass starvation and plague could deliver positive results, particularly for the growing problem of overpopulation. Then, in due time, as millions die off, the president’s credibility would be greatly improved among organizations concerned with controlling world population, like the U.N., and his legacy as a transformative leader would be secured.

If Iran lobbed a nuke at Israel, smoky, dusty, ashy high-carbon clouds would block the warmth of the sun. That, coupled with radioactive fallout, would usher in a “nuclear winter” capable of instantly stopping the destructive heating trend Obama so passionately believes is wreaking havoc in places like the Florida Everglades.

But most importantly, thanks to superb forethought and unprecedented planning, global warming would cease, and global cooling would commence.

Either way, for many — including the entire nation of Israel — the perplexing question for a long time has been: why is a U.S. president helping the Iranians acquire an atomic bomb? The thought of it didn’t seem to make much sense.

But now, the idea of a small-scale nuclear war being environmentally friendly could actually be a stroke of genius.

On Earth Day, at the edge of the swamplands, the motivation behind the former president of the Harvard Law Review negotiating with the Ayatollah may be falling into place. Could it be that Barack Obama’s long-term goal is to help Iran acquire the nukes necessary to finally put an end to global warming?

Some swivel-eyed loon out there in a survival bunker is going to have to work really hard to top this one.

(h/t: Shiplord Kirel.)

New Fave YouTube Comedy Series: Cooking for Vegans and Other Horrible People: “Macrobiotic Milkshake”

The Carrot of Dietary Exceptionalism never lies
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MACROBIOTIC MILKSHAKE INGREDIENTS

1 cups warm unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup cooked millet, sauteed in cinnamon
2 tbsp chia seeds
1/4 cup of Amazake
1 tbsp cinnamon
Stevia to taste
1 tbsp almond butter

Blend all in high-speed blender. Serve in long glasses to delude your mind and sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg!

Tony Perkins (Who Doesn’t Believe in Evolution) Says Evolution Proves Homosexuality Is Wrong

Illogical fanatic is fanatical and illogical
Wingnuts • Views: 15,742

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As leader of the Family Research Council and an extreme right wing Christian conservative, Tony Perkins is a creationist who thinks evolution is a lie circulated by evil scientists trying to persecute good God-fearing people by forcing them to believe their granddaddies were apes.

But that doesn’t stop him from trying to use evolution as an argument against gay marriage.

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