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After Falling for Fake “Friends of Hamas,” Ben Shapiro Calls Real Journalist a “Hack”

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New York Daily News journalist Dan Friedman recounts the tale of how he joked about a ridiculously-named fake group called “Friends of Hamas” with a Republican aide, then watched as breitbart.com hack Ben Shapiro uncritically and unprofessionally reported it as a fact: ‘Friends of Hamas’: My Role in the Birth of a Rumor.

On Feb. 6, I called a Republican aide on Capitol Hill with a question: Did Hagel’s Senate critics know of controversial groups that he had addressed?

Hagel was in hot water for alleged hostility to Israel. So, I asked my source, had Hagel given a speech to, say, the “Junior League of Hezbollah, in France”? And: What about “Friends of Hamas”?

The names were so over-the-top, so linked to terrorism in the Middle East, that it was clear I was talking hypothetically and hyperbolically. No one could take seriously the idea that organizations with those names existed — let alone that a former senator would speak to them.

Friedman wasn’t counting on the incredibly obsessed Breitbrats, for whom journalism is a retreating speck in the rear view mirror.

How do you imagine Ben Shapiro will react to the news that his bombshell exclusive story was a ludicrous fraud?

By raging at Friedman and calling him a “hack” and a member of the “Obama media,” of course! In the right wing universe, no mistakes are ever acknowledged, even when everyone can see the egg all over your face.

NY DAILY NEWS HACK POSITS HE’S SOURCE OF ‘FRIENDS OF HAMAS,’ LIES BY OMISSION!!!

For bonus hilarity, check out the comments for Shapiro’s rant.

Oh really, well my source says that Ben Shapiro is cynical charlatan who doesn’t care how ridiculous he looks in the eyes of his peers, as long as the checks keep clearing.

Ben, maybe this works for now (I’m sure you’ve got a family to feed)… but eventually, I recommend you try actual journalism. You know, the kind where you ask the question “Is this actually true?” then you try to answer that question honestly and in good faith. Radical, I know. And not much money in it. But you’d be doing a good thing. Does that appeal to you? Probably not, right?

[…]

Wasn’t too long ago that Breitbart was parading little Ben out as the new braintrust, after letting him loose on the lamestream media to take on big phonies like Piers Morgan. Lol, that house of cards collapsed pretty swiftly.

[…]

I’m pleased to see how many commenters are beating up on Shapiro. I’m having fun too.

But we all need to remember that “facts and truth” isn’t the goal of Breitbart articles. If a lie serves their ideology then lie they will.

Few on the right will hold Shapiro in less regard for his dishonesty, they might hold him in less regard though because he wasn’t clever enough to hide it.

[…]

The ability to mock someone in real time while they double down on their stupidity has to be one of the greatest benefits of the internet. Right, Manti Shapiro?

[…]

It’s always been obvious that Shapiro isn’t a journalist, now it’s clear he’s an inept blogger.

[…]

As long as Shapiro is the Editor on this site, it will never gain credibility.

A classic in the annals of mean-spirited Breitbrat idiocy. But remember, this is not the first time one of their blatantly false stories has been circulated as fact by right wing groups: NRA Cites Breitbart.com to Falsely Claim School Attended by Obama’s Daughters Has ‘11 Armed Guards’.

What effect will this have on breitbart.com’s credibility among right wingers? None. It’s not about credibility to the right, it’s about smearing their opponents with everything they can find, true or not, accurate or not.

It’s very possible that some Republican staffer deliberately pushed this fake story out to Ben Shapiro and breitbart.com, because they knew the brats have no standards and would immediately run with it. Then they could use it as a source for their attacks on Hagel.

A neat little Moebius strip of right wing fake outrage.

Also see:
friendsofhamas.com
‘Friends of Hamas’ Revisited

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178 comments

1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:22:41am

I call on serious investigative journalists to follow up on the reports that Ben Shapiro is a serial cattle banger.
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2 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:23:45am

Shapiro living up to Andrew Breitbart’s legacy quite well.

3 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:24:43am

re: #1 Kragar (Antichrist )

I call on serious investigative journalists to follow up on the reports that Ben Shapiro is a serial cattle banger.
/

I hear he likes fish. Oh, wait that was Troy McClure. You might remember him from…….

4 erik_t  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:25:16am

re: #2 HappyWarrior

Shapiro living up to Andrew Breitbart’s legacy quite well.

Oh, I don’t really think so. Breitbart seemed like a vicious lying pitbull, but he was good at it. Shapiro just seems like Hoft Jr.

Refreshing to read a giant comment blockquote that’s actually sane and sensible, though.

5 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:25:25am

Now would be the time for the Ghost of Breitbart to appear in the thread and start screaming “BEHAVE YOURSELVES!”

6 simoom  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:27:17am

Weigel catches Shapiro retconing:

[Link: www.slate.com…]

… let’s roll back the tape. Here’s Shapiro on February 7:

On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that one of the reasons that President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has not turned over requested documents on his sources of foreign funding is that one of the names listed is a group purportedly called “Friends of Hamas.”

Here he is on February 20:

Our Senate source denies that Friedman is the source of this information. “I have received this information from three separate sources, none of whom was Friedman,” the source said.

How did multiple “Senate sources” become “our Senate source”? The industry standard for any story is two sources—you run with one, you might just be repeating a rumor. If only one source is spreading this story, and Shapiro gives him further anonymity to say he has “three sources,” why shouldn’t the reader assume that the source is lying to cover his flank?

7 Charles Johnson  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:27:29am

I still think it’s very possible that some Republican staffer deliberately pushed this fake story out to Breitbart.com, because they knew the brats have no standards and would immediately run with it. Then they could use it as a source for their attacks on Hagel.

A neat little Moebius strip of right wing fake outrage.

8 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:28:57am
Also see:
friendsofhamas.com

LOL

Crackpot Heritage • 2 hours ago

Andrew breitbart secretly founded Friends of Hamas and his vast hidden estate has funded worldwide operations since under the direction of blogger Charles Johnson. Johnson enrolled people he was certain in his mind would want to be identified with such a great organization intended to manipulate conspiracies not yet invented.

9 Professor Chaos  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:31:17am
JETSFAN74
Lets not forget that Shapiro’s other source is Manti Te’o’s girlfriend.

A LIKE REPLY
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HDIXON
And he has three sources that say she’s real.

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10 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:32:19am

Wait, you mean Shapiro is getting negative comments at the Breitbart website? That’s a bit surprising. I assumed only the True Believers congregated there.

11 Professor Chaos  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:33:23am
GOODBYECOLUMBUS
“But if Friends of Hamas is really a “myth,” why does it have a website at FriendsofHamas.com?
Now, admittedly, I made the website this morning. But I’m not saying that Friends of Hamas definitely exists. I’m just asking questions! Why does this website, which I made, exist, if Friends of Hamas doesn’t exist?”-Max Read
12 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:34:04am

re: #10 Bulworth

Wait, you mean Shapiro is getting negative comments at the Breitbart website? That’s a bit surprising. I assumed only the True Believers congregated there.

They could be getting traffic they wouldn’t usually get due to the NYDY story.

13 Charles Johnson  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:34:15am

re: #8 wrenchwench

I think they’re talking about Charles C. Johnson there.

14 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:35:08am

Shapiro’s retconning the story even though it’s been out there for how long?

Let me reiterate that if this was done at any other media outlet - like say the NYT, WaPo, NBC News, or even CBS, Shapiro would be hauled before his bosses and canned for pushing a poorly sourced (or non-sourced) story that has no basis in reality.

Now, in attempting to cover himself (in inglorious basterdy), he’s retconning and diverting attention from his poorly sourced story that still has no basis in fact, despite other outlets and muckrakers attempting to uncover Hagel’s supposed perfidy.

15 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:37:16am

re: #12 makeitstop

Ah, sounds like an opportune time for the comments section there to be mysteriously closed…

16 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:38:02am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

I think they’re talking about Charles C. Johnson there.

So confusing.

17 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:39:32am

Good thing I’m not pretending to be a journalist.

18 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:39:51am

Ladies and Gentlemen, before we so casually discard the idea of Friends of Hamas, I ask you to consider this.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Chewbacca. Chewbacca is a Wookiee from the planet Kashyyyk. But Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor. Now think about it; that does not make sense! Why would a Wookiee, an 8-foot-tall Wookiee, want to live on Endor, with a bunch of 2-foot-tall Ewoks? That does not make sense! But more important, you have to ask yourself: What does this have to do with this case? Nothing. Ladies and gentlemen, it has nothing to do with this case! It does not make sense! If Chewbacca lives on Endor, then the Friends of Hamas must exist.

Thank you.

19 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:40:20am

re: #18 Kragar (Antichrist )

You can’t explain that!

20 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:42:27am

re: #18 Kragar (Antichrist )

The Chewbacca defense. An oldie but goodie.

And it’s about the only thing that would otherwise save Shapiro from himself.

21 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:44:22am

Well, regardless of the facts, the fact remains that Hagel has not definitively proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has stopped taking donations from Friends of Hamas, a group that may or may not exist. ///

22 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:44:54am

re: #13 Charles Johnson

I think they’re talking about Charles C. Johnson there.

So you get Zionist checks and Hamas checks!

23 Mongo only pawn... in game of life.  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:46:30am

re: #22 Vicious Babushka

So you get Zionist checks and Hamas checks!

But no facts checks.

24 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:48:37am

re: #22 Vicious Babushka

So you get Zionist checks and Hamas checks!

Search these people for papers and get me a rock.
;)

25 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:48:53am

McConnell’s office duped by The Onion-style piece on Gitmo

Is the Obama administration preparing to give prisoners at Guantanamo Bay GI Bill benefits as part of a plan to “completely crush their souls with bureaucracy?” Wired Magazine reports that Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office asked the Pentagon that very question after a constituent sounded the alarm.

The problem? That far-fetched notion came from a story on the satirical site “The Duffel Blog,” a military-focused answer to The Onion. (Wired posted the constituent’s letter and the query from McConnell’s office on its top-notch “Danger Room” blog on national security).

“I am writing on behalf of a constituent who has contacted me regarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners receiving Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits,” McConnell wrote. “I would appreciate your review and response to my constituent’s concerns.”

26 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:50:09am

Apparently sarcasm is a nearly-lost language. Good thing we have a tag for it here.

/

27 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:51:16am
(Wired posted the constituent’s letter and the query from McConnell’s office on its top-notch “Danger Room” blog on national security).

Liberal plant!!

/

28 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:51:18am

Ben should have stuck with the violin.

29 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:52:02am

Wait. Important news!

Why do they come out with stuff like this?

30 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:52:35am

I think the quote “crush their souls with bureaucracy” should have been a dead giveaway but then again I am not one of the geniuses that work for Mitch McConnell.

31 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:53:07am

I have it on authority that Shapiro is in the employ of Cthulhu. All he needs to do is show his financials.

/yeah, I know, it’s going to be hard to discern Cthulhu from Breitbart checks and appropriations, but Shapiro has to show all his work. It’s the only way to be sure.

32 simoom  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:53:37am

Looking back to Weigel’s original story, debunking the existence of “Friends of Hamas,” there’s a nice list of the some of the folks who traded in or played along with the smear:

[Link: www.slate.com…]

It caught fire on the right in no time. “That is quite the accusation,” wrote Moe Lane at RedState. “All they have to do to debunk it is to have Hagel reveal his foreign donors.” In the National Review, Andrew Stiles reported that “rumors abound on Capitol Hill that a full disclosure of Hagel’s professional ties would reveal financial relationships with a number of ‘unsavory’ groups, including one purportedly called ‘Friends of Hamas.’” Arutz Sheva and Algemeiner, conservative pro-Israel news organizations, ran versions of the story based 100 percent on links to the Shapiro original. On February 7, radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Sen. Rand Paul about the Hagel nomination and pushed him on the “Friends of Hamas” story.

HH: Let me bring up one piece of information that Ben Shapiro at Breitbart put out today, which is one of the foreign funders behind Senator Hagel that he has not yet disclosed formally is something called Friends Of Hamas. If that is in fact true, Senator, would that lead you to vote against Mr. Hagel?

RP: You know, I saw that information today, also, and that is more and more concerning. With each day, there are new things coming out.

Paul has since come out against cloture on the nomination. Mike Huckabee, on tour in Israel last week, got asked about “Friends of Hamas” at a press conference. “If it proves true the rumors of Chuck Hagel’s having received funds from Friends of Hamas,” said the 2008 presidential candidate and current Fox News host, “if that’s true then on its face that would disqualify him.” On Fox Business, Lou Dobbs interviewed National Review columnist Andrew McCarthy about the Hagel quandary, and “Friends of Hamas” came up again.

MCCARTHY: There was a report that came out last week—not confirmed yet, but we’re [i.e., the White House] also not denying it very vigorously—that one of the groups behind the speeches may have been an outfit called Friends of Hamas. That is not going to—

DOBBS: That has a ring to it, doesn’t it?

MCCARTHY: Catchy.

33 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:56:16am

re: #29 Gus

Congress has enacted legislation that treats Jerusalem as the capital of Israel since the 1990s and calls for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Each President since its enactment has deferred the decision - stating that the final status of Jerusalem is to be determined between the parties.

That’s the official stance on Jerusalem and it hasn’t changed. GOPers like Rubio want to make hay of things, but unless Israel and the PA cut a peace deal, nothing is going to change and the US isn’t going to move the embassy.

SS/DD

34 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:57:15am

According to Math, the Worst Color Shirt to Wear on Star Trek Is Actually Yellow

In fact, by percentage of total population of crewmen wearing their respective colors, the blue science and medical officers have it safest, only losing 5.1% of their population. Redshirts have it the next best, with an even 10%, and it’s the yellow shirts of command and helm crew who top out at losing 13.4% of their population over the course of the series. Barsalou can break it down even further: only a portion of red shirted crewmen are actually security personell, the specific population of crewmembers who suffered the worst casualties at 20%. But Barsalou takes it a step further:

35 Dr. Matt  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:58:04am

re: #29 Gus

Rubio Calls Jerusalem Capital Of Israel livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rubio-ca… via @pemalevy
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) February 20, 2013


Why do they come out with stuff like this?

Wikipedia

36 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 10:58:05am

re: #34 Kragar (Antichrist )

Sounds like another problem McConnell’s office should take up with the administration…..

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37 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:00:21am
38 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:00:51am

re: #33 lawhawk

Congress has enacted legislation that treats Jerusalem as the capital of Israel since the 1990s and calls for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Each President since its enactment has deferred the decision - stating that the final status of Jerusalem is to be determined between the parties.

That’s the official stance on Jerusalem and it hasn’t changed. GOPers like Rubio want to make hay of things, but unless Israel and the PA cut a peace deal, nothing is going to change and the US isn’t going to move the embassy.

SS/DD

I know. It’s just so strange in how these kinds of statements come out of the blue. I would understand if Rubio was from Israel or Jewish. Seems like obvious pandering.

39 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:04:11am

No doubt it’s probably something akin to saying “see I can say that but Obama refuses to say that.”

40 simoom  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:04:47am

Needs some sort of sarcasm tag or tomorrow’s Ben Shapiro scoop might just be:

On Thursday, Senate sources told Breitbart News exclusively that they have been informed that Chuck Hagel was once seen at an Islamic Jihad rally in Gaza.

/

41 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:04:53am

re: #37 Lidane

Well, we know the GOP never sticks ‘mom and apple-pie’ like titles on any of its bills.

//

42 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:05:17am

Boom!

43 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:05:46am

re: #34 Kragar (Antichrist )

According to Math, the Worst Color Shirt to Wear on Star Trek Is Actually Yellow

Speaking of red shirts I just finished John Scalzi’s novel of that name.
[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

I thought it was pretty pedestrian for the most part. At least partially redeemed by the last 40-50 pages which I think had the best writing and work in it. But you do have to wade through the first part in order for the rest of it to make sense.

44 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:06:17am

re: #42 Gus

Boom!

Owned.

45 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:06:54am

Excerpt:

In a column published in 2003, Shapiro explicitly endorsed the idea of forcibly expelling the Palestinians from the West Bank. This was the position of the extremist Meir Kahane, who was banned by the Israeli Supreme Court from participating in Israeli politics because of his racist views. Here is an excerpt from one of Shapiro’s columns, entitled “Transfer is Not a Dirty Word,” which, to the best of my knowledge, he has never renounced, not that it would matter particularly much:

The Jews don’t realize that expelling a hostile population is a commonly used and generally effective way of preventing violent entanglements. There are no gas chambers here. It’s not genocide; it’s transfer. It’s not Hitler; it’s Churchill.

After World War II, Poland was recreated by the Allied Powers. In doing so, the Allies sliced off a chunk of Germany and extended Poland west to the Oder-Neisse line. Anywhere from 3.5 million to 9 million Germans were forcibly expelled from the new Polish territory and relocated in Germany.

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was pleased with the result. In 1944, he had explained to the House of Commons that “expulsion is the method which, so far as we have been able to see, will be the most satisfactory and lasting. There will be no mixture of populations to cause endless trouble … a clean sweep will be made. I am not alarmed by the prospect of the disentanglement of populations, nor even by these large transferences, which are more possible in modern conditions than they ever were before.” Churchill was right. The Germans accepted the new border, and decades of conflict between Poles and Germans ended.

Arab-Jewish conflict is exponentially more volatile than German-Polish conflict ever was. And the solution is far easier. If there was “room in Germany for the German populations of East Prussia and of the other territories,” as Churchill stated, there is certainly room in the spacious Muslim states of the Middle East for 5 million Palestinians and Israeli Arabs. If Germans, who had a centuries-old connection to the newly created Polish territory, could be expelled, then surely Palestinians, whose claim to Judea, Samaria and Gaza is dubious at best, can be expelled.

It’s time to stop being squeamish. Jews are not Nazis. Transfer is not genocide. And anything else isn’t a solution.

Ouch.

46 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:07:02am

*sigh*

47 iossarian  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:07:28am

re: #42 Gus

Boom!

Geez. Kicking the Palestinians out?

What a great “solution”. One might almost say that it has a certain finality to it.

48 jaunte  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:08:44am

re: #21 Bulworth

Well, regardless of the facts, the fact remains that Hagel has not definitively proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he has stopped taking donations from Friends of Hamas, a group that may or may not exist. ///

Lindsey Graham and John McCain still have lots of questions.

49 b_sharp  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:08:58am

re: #47 iossarian

Geez. Kicking the Palestinians out?

What a great “solution”. One might almost say that it has a certain finality to it.

They can’t just self deport?

50 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:09:38am

re: #45 Gus

More to the point, not only was Kahane banned from Israeli politics, but his political parties/successors Kach and Kahane Chai were banned from Israeli politics.

Israel has made an effort to cleanse itself of these kinds of extreme views (pushing for transfers, forced relocations, etc.) but they do come up - particularly from the most radical groups within the settler movement. But they make up such a small segment of the Israeli polity that it bears repeating that the Israeli electorate doesn’t tolerate those views, nor does the Israeli courts.

51 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:12:44am

Shapiro has argued that Jews who support Barack Obama (the majority of American Jews, in other words) are, in essence, self-haters and “Jews in name only.” But Shapiro is the one who seems completely divorced from Jewish values. His leadership role in the dump-Hagel movement reflects well on Barack Obama.
— Jeffrey Goldberg

52 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:13:34am

re: #51 Gus

Shapiro has argued that Jews who support Barack Obama (the majority of American Jews, in other words) are, in essence, self-haters and “Jews in name only.” But Shapiro is the one who seems completely divorced from Jewish values. His leadership role in the dump-Hagel movement reflects well on Barack Obama.
— Jeffrey Goldberg

Ben Shapiro rolls on Shabbos.

53 brennant  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:13:56am

re: #51 Gus

JINOs?

54 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:14:05am

re: #45 Gus

Heh. What a complete white washing of the Germany-Poland-Russia border decision. No context of what that border move was based on. No context on how that border (and Poland’s existence) has been moving around for 400 or so years. And no context on the fact that Churchill as an English politician really doesn’t care too much about a bunch of Germans being displaced. In fact, part of being pleased about it might be that in future it would be something to keep Germany and Russia from being friendly.

55 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:14:15am

re: #53 brennant

Jews In Name Only.

56 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:14:20am

re: #53 brennant

JINOs?

Jews in name only.

57 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:14:27am

re: #51 Gus

Shapiro has argued that Jews who support Barack Obama (the majority of American Jews, in other words) are, in essence, self-haters and “Jews in name only.” But Shapiro is the one who seems completely divorced from Jewish values. His leadership role in the dump-Hagel movement reflects well on Barack Obama.
— Jeffrey Goldberg

Seems like he has a problem with most Jews then. Outsider’s perspective here but I always hate it when someone deems one group “not really a {group name here} because they support {name here}. It goes with what Jeffrey Goldberg is saying about Shapiro’s fascist worldview though.

58 iossarian  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:14:28am

re: #52 Vicious Babushka

Ben Shapiro rolls on Shabbos.

Game over. Internets won.

59 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:14:36am

re: #42 Gus

Boom!

Burn. I’m thinking Young Ben’s in for a ride in the coming weeks.

60 brennant  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:15:38am

re: #56 Gus

No no I get it.

61 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:15:49am

Wonder who made this…

[Link: www.friendsofhamas.com…]

62 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:16:55am

From the comments:

As long as Shapiro is the Editor on this site, it will never gain credibility.

Oh, he’s the actual editor of the breitbarts?

63 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:17:13am

re: #61 Gus

Wonder who made this…

[Link: www.friendsofhamas.com…]

Whoever owns it should set up a Paypal donation link on it and then see how many “false flag” donations under the names of liberals it can draw.
/

64 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:17:37am

re: #62 Bulworth

More to the point, when did Breitbart have credibility?

65 lawhawk  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:18:27am

re: #61 Gus

Max Read at Gawker.

Whois confirms.

66 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:18:49am

re: #64 Lidane

More to the point, when did Breitbart have credibility?

That brief shining moment when they had pictures of Anthony Wiener’s wiener.

67 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:19:05am

re: #57 HappyWarrior

Seems like he has a problem with most Jews then. Outsider’s perspective here but I always hate it when someone deems one group “not really a {group name here} because they support {name here}. It goes with what Jeffrey Goldberg is saying about Shapiro’s fascist worldview though.

No True Scotsman Jew.

68 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:19:55am

re: #64 Lidane

More to the point, when did Breitbart have credibility?

That’s a great question. One that can only be answered with SHUT UP LIBTARD. Okay smart assery aside, I really don’t know. I mean its namesake wasn’t exactly the most honest and credible guy. Lest we forget that it was him that created James O’Keefe who we now know is a liar and likes to try to bug senators offices and of course Shirley Sherrod whose career he tried to ruin.

69 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:20:10am

re: #61 Gus

Wonder who made this…

[Link: www.friendsofhamas.com…]

Somebody needs to make a parody, friendsofllamas.

70 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:20:55am

re: #69 Ghost of Tom Joad

Somebody needs to make a parody, friendsofllamas.

Or the non-kosher version, friendsofhams.

71 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:21:08am

re: #67 Ghost of Tom Joad

No True Scotsman Jew.

Isn’t this different than the No True Scotsman fallacy? I always think of NTS when say something like a right wing nutcase goes on a shooting spree and the other right wingers claim NO HE WAS REALLY A LEFT WINGER despite all evidence to the contrary.

72 erik_t  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:21:19am

re: #69 Ghost of Tom Joad

Somebody needs to make a parody, friendsofllamas.

The makers of that website have been sacked.

73 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:21:38am

Or the Sir Mix-a-lot version
Friends of Ass.

74 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:22:00am

re: #69 Ghost of Tom Joad

Somebody needs to make a parody, friendsofllamas.

Friends of Hamass, for those who like big butts and will not lie.

75 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:22:23am

re: #64 Lidane

More to the point, when did Breitbart have credibility?

In which Ben Shapiro continues on with the founding principles of Andrew Breitbart of making shit up.

76 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:24:14am

re: #64 Lidane

More to the point, when did Breitbart have credibility?

At this point, how many supposed news outlets are actually credible, especially right-wing nuthouses? Everybody with a few brain cells to rub together knows Fox News is full of shit. I think most of them have completely forsaken credibility for the almighty page-hit and/or viewer. It’s enterNewstainment where people can go and get biased news because that’s what they want. Those people don’t just want to hear something bad happened, they want to hear something bad happened and how it’s all Obama’s fault.

77 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:27:17am

re: #76 Ghost of Tom Joad

At this point, how many supposed news outlets are actually credible, especially right-wing nuthouses? Everybody with a few brain cells to rub together knows Fox News is full of shit. I think most of them have completely forsaken credibility for the almighty page-hit and/or viewer. It’s enterNewstainment where people can go and get biased news because that’s what they want. Those people don’t just want to hear something bad happened, they want to hear something bad happened and how it’s all Obama’s fault.

A good case in point to that is Benghazi. The wingnuts seem to care more about blaming Obama for that than finding who was responsible for that tragedy.

78 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:27:43am

re: #71 HappyWarrior

Isn’t this different than the No True Scotsman fallacy? I always think of NTS when say something like a right wing nutcase goes on a shooting spree and the other right wingers claim NO HE WAS REALLY A LEFT WINGER despite all evidence to the contrary.

Eh, depends how you look at it. He’s Jewish, and what Goldberg said

“Shapiro has argued that Jews who support Barack Obama (the majority of American Jews, in other words) are, in essence, self-haters and “Jews in name only.”

As in “no True Jew could support Obama” etc. That’s how I look at it.

79 Skip Intro  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:27:57am

re: #26 wrenchwench

Apparently sarcasm is a nearly-lost language. Good thing we have a tag for it here.

/

Understanding sarcasm requires a minimal level of intelligence. This is why the breitbarts, McConnell, and the rest of the teabagger right fail so miserably at it.

80 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:29:33am

re: #78 Ghost of Tom Joad

Eh, depends how you look at it. He’s Jewish, and what Goldberg said

As in “no True Jew could support Obama” etc. That’s how I look at it.

Ohhhhhhh yeah, sorry I understand now and agree.

81 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:29:42am

Swanson: ‘Bear Trap’ of Homosexuality Destroys People and Civilization

Pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner of Generations Radio are no strangers to using harsh and inflammatory anti-gay rhetoric, and so it came as no surprise that in their latest radio show Swanson claimed that homosexuality is “destructive to the family, to sexuality, to life itself and it destroys civilizations.”

During his introduction of an ex-gay activist named Brian, Swanson claimed that homosexuality is part of “the curse of God [that] has come down upon our land” and is like a “high-tension bear trap that grabs onto young men and young women.”

82 efuseakay  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:29:54am

Teajobbers aren’t having a good day today. First, Free Republic crashes, and now this. Excuse me while I snicker.

83 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:30:39am

re: #81 Kragar (Antichrist )

Swanson: ‘Bear Trap’ of Homosexuality Destroys People and Civilization

Is Swanson the same freaking moron who said that taking the birth control pill implants thousands of dead babies in a woman’s uterus?

84 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:31:02am

re: #81 Kragar (Antichrist )

So teh gay is a curse from God and teh gay destroys families and civilizations. So God is the one destroying families and civilizations?

/

85 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:32:17am

re: #83 Vicious Babushka

Is Swanson the same freaking moron who said that taking the birth control pill implants thousands of dead babies in a woman’s uterus?

That would be him.

86 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:33:02am

re: #84 Bulworth

So teh gay is a curse from God and teh gay destroys families and civilizations. So God is the one destroying families and civilizations?

/

Which means the only choice we have is to take the fight to him.
Send in the drones.

87 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:33:28am

re: #81 Kragar (Antichrist )

Swanson: ‘Bear Trap’ of Homosexuality Destroys People and Civilization

Never seen a bunch more insecure in their sexuality than people like Swanson, Fischer, etc.

88 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:34:06am

Short answer: LOL no.

89 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:34:15am

re: #83 Vicious Babushka

Is Swanson the same freaking moron who said that taking the birth control pill implants thousands of dead babies in a woman’s uterus?

These fundies really seem to have a thing for bears.

90 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:34:22am

re: #83 Vicious Babushka

Is Swanson the same freaking moron who said that taking the birth control pill implants thousands of dead babies in a woman’s uterus?

I…have a pretty sick sense of humor and I’ll look for a joke in anything because that’s how I get through life without beating the shit out of somebody…but I just can’t on that one. What in the blue fuck.

91 efuseakay  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:34:38am

re: #81 Kragar (Antichrist )

Swanson: ‘Bear Trap’ of Homosexuality Destroys People and Civilization

Yet we are apparently made in God’s image. No wonder I’m a non-believer. Any god I’d believe in wouldn’t be such a close-minded hateful prick.

92 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:35:27am

re: #87 HappyWarrior

Never seen a bunch more insecure in their sexuality than people like Swanson, Fischer, etc.

Seriously.

Someone who is comfortable in their own skin and with their sexuality wouldn’t act the way they do.

93 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:35:32am

re: #86 Kragar (Antichrist )

Which means the only choice we have is to take the fight to him.
Send in the drones.

Oh please man, you think God doesn’t have an AR-15 to throw down with to defend his brood? Get real./

94 Eventual Carrion  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:36:20am

re: #84 Bulworth

So teh gay is a curse from God and teh gay destroys families and civilizations. So God is the one destroying families and civilizations?

/

Unintended consequences, but he designed it that way anyway. So maybe it was intended and them being against gays is going against their gods wishes.

95 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:36:29am

All I can say is too much time at 4chan plus the words “bear trap” lead to some very mental disturbing images.
/

96 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:38:39am

re: #92 Lidane

Seriously.

Someone who is comfortable in their own skin and with their sexuality wouldn’t act the way they do.

I just keep thinking these guys are just horribly repressed gays who were brought up in a religious community that detested, despised, and humiliated them. They’re so afraid of themselves, about being outed, that they just lash out.

Or, it’s the usual “eww, butt-sechs” types who are also terrified of lady-parts.

97 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:39:53am

re: #96 Ghost of Tom Joad

Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

Not only are these people incredibly repressed, but they hate lady parts too.

98 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:41:40am

Get your 47% memes ready:

Mitt Romney to address CPAC next month

99 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:43:10am

re: #98 Lidane

Get your 47% memes ready:

Mitt Romney to address CPAC next month

Let me pencil that in on my calendar.

100 Feline Fearless Leader  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:44:49am

re: #98 Lidane

Get your 47% memes ready:

Mitt Romney to address CPAC next month

Has the POTUS ever addressed CPAC before?
;p
//

101 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:45:28am

Reporting live from Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan…

Herman Cain insists most Americans have ‘a severe ignorance problem’

Appearing Tuesday night on “The O’Reilly Factor,” former presidential candidate and newly hired Fox News contributor Herman Cain summarized the 2012 election’s results as an expression of America’s “severe ignorance problem.”

“The guy [Obama] hasn’t solved that many problems,” O’Reilly said. “So, I mean, why is he so popular?”

“He is so popular because 51 percent of the voters were misled enough to vote for him,” Cain replied.

102 freetoken  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:46:58am

re: #98 Lidane

Get your 47% memes ready:

Mitt Romney to address CPAC next month

Trying to figure out why he would do such a thing. Does Mitt really think he can be renominated in 2016? Maybe is inner-starlet has come out and he’s now addicted to being on the front page of magazines?

103 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:47:26am
104 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:47:54am

PowerPoint Presentation Shows Boehner Selling The Sequester To His Members In 2011

Although he now blames President Obama for the draconian spending cuts set to take effect March 1, just days before it passed House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) characterized the so-called sequester to Republicans as a way to hold the president accountable.

A PowerPoint presentation that Boehner sent to his conference on July 31, 2011, reported by TPM at the time and resurfaced by The Daily Beast’s John Avlon, cast the sequester and the rest of the deal in favorable terms. The seven-slide PowerPoint was titled “Two-Step Approach To Hold President Obama Accountable” and the final slide made the case for sequestration.

Within two days, the Budget Control Act — a debt limit hike, a wave of nearly $1 trillion in spending cuts, and the sequester — was overwhelmingly passed by Congress and signed into law by Obama. “When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted,” Boehner told CBS News at the time. “I’m pretty happy.”

105 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:48:22am

re: #101 Kragar (Antichrist )

Reporting live from Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan…

Herman Cain insists most Americans have ‘a severe ignorance problem’

Herman Cain lecturing others on ignorance is like Herman Cain lecturing men on how to be proper to women. He just shouldn’t do it.

106 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:48:51am
Fox News contributor Herman Cain summarized the 2012 election’s results as an expression of America’s “severe ignorance problem.

OK, but enough about the Tea Party.

107 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:49:05am

re: #102 freetoken

Trying to figure out why he would do such a thing. Does Mitt really think he can be renominated in 2016? Maybe is inner-starlet has come out and he’s now addicted to being on the front page of magazines?

I don’t know. I think there’s probably some money in it though.

108 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:49:52am

re: #107 HappyWarrior

I don’t know. I think there’s probably some money in it though.

Why would he care about that since he already has 47% of all the money in the country?

109 bratwurst  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:50:06am

re: #102 freetoken

Trying to figure out why he would do such a thing. Does Mitt really think he can be renominated in 2016? Maybe is inner-starlet has come out and he’s now addicted to being on the front page of magazines?

Hard to imagine he could really put himself and his family through a third primary season. My guess is that it is just about image rehabilitation at this point.

110 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:50:15am

re: #102 freetoken

Trying to figure out why he would do such a thing. Does Mitt really think he can be renominated in 2016? Maybe is inner-starlet has come out and he’s now addicted to being on the front page of magazines?

Dick Morris told him to keep going, because once he pulls ahead in the polls, Obama is going to have a hard time catching back up.

111 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:50:49am

re: #108 Vicious Babushka

Why would he care about that since he already has 47% of all the money in the country?

So he can have 47.1%?

112 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:51:35am

re: #109 bratwurst

Hard to imagine he could really put himself and his family through a third primary season. My guess is that it is just about image rehabilitation at this point.

Of course, the best image rehabilitation he could would be to come on stage at CPAC and blame everyone there for costing him the election by being a bunch of complete assholes.

113 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:51:38am

Jimmah and iceweasel are so maaaaaaad, guyses.

114 Professor Chaos  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:52:10am

re: #102 freetoken

Trying to figure out why he would do such a thing. Does Mitt really think he can be renominated in 2016? Maybe is inner-starlet has come out and he’s now addicted to being on the front page of magazines?

I don’t get it either. Especially with his kind of wealth. Kick back, enjoy your family and the rest of your life, start a foundation if you get bored.

And if you’re the CPAC organizers, why? The GOP spent a good portion of 2011 trying to find someone other than this guy to run.

115 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:52:25am

re: #113 Shvaughn

Jimmah and iceweasel are so maaaaaaad, guyses.

About?

116 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:52:37am

re: #98 Lidane

Get your 47% memes ready:

Mitt Romney to address CPAC next month

I doubt CPAC is giving him a prime speaking gig. Probably on a panel discussion somewhere. Mitt and the conservatives was a marriage of convenience ticket, redeemable for one election only.

117 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:54:13am

re: #115 Kragar (Antichrist )

About?

Gus called Jimmah out on his lame “ha ha Republicans are poop!” page and they’ve been engaging in a name-changing, down-dinging brawl ever since. (Gus was correct in doing so, of course.)

118 Skip Intro  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:54:16am

re: #102 freetoken

Trying to figure out why he would do such a thing. Does Mitt really think he can be renominated in 2016? Maybe is inner-starlet has come out and he’s now addicted to being on the front page of magazines?

Here are just some of the All Stars he’ll be competing with for the coveted “Douche of the Year” award.

Featured speakers include: Founder & President of the Media Research Center Brent Bozell, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint, Heritage Foundation President Dr. Edwin Feulner, ACU Board Member Carly Fiorina, Radio Host and Breitbart.tv Editor in Chief Larry O’Connor, U.S. Representative and Republican Study Committee Chairman Steve Scalise, Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly and U.S. Representative Ann Wagner.

Featured Emcee’s include:TownHall Political Editor Guy Benson, Purple Strategies Founding Partner Alex Castellanos, Radio Host Dana Loesch, Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk, TownHall News Editor Katie Pavlich.

And what will they all be talking about?

Featured Panels Include: “The Liberty Movement and Its Role in the Conservative Movement,” “Benghazi and Its Aftermath: U.S. Middle Eastern and Southwest Asia Policy,” “The Fight for Religious Liberty: 40 Years After Roe v. Wade,” “The Right View…and the Real Issues,” “Has Atlas Shrugged? Business in America,” “CSI Washington, D.C.: November 2012 Autopsy,” “Back to the Future: High Tech—High Touch—Cool Tools,” and “In the Beginning: First Principles.”

119 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:54:31am

re: #112 Kragar (Antichrist )

Of course, the best image rehabilitation he could would be to come on stage at CPAC and blame everyone there for costing him the election by being a bunch of complete assholes.

Probably. I was wondering if in defeat, Mitt may return to Moderate Mitt now that he doesn’t have any pressure to kiss right wing ass. I doubt that’s what this speech is going to be. I expect it to be whiny knowing the speaker.

120 Ghost of Tom Joad  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:54:48am

re: #114 Girth

I don’t get it either. Especially with his kind of wealth. Kick back, enjoy your family and the rest of your life, start a foundation if you get bored.

And if you’re the CPAC organizers, why? The GOP spent a good portion of 2011 trying to find someone other than this guy to run.

And then spent the rest of their time after the election trying to forget he even existed.

Do.Not.Get. Maybe they’re hoping he’ll pony up some money to their cause.

121 freetoken  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:55:09am

re: #106 Bulworth

OK, but enough about the Tea Party.

Speaking of which, the Zeb Colter thing bubbles along:

Conservatives Accuse WWE Of Attacking Tea Party With New Angle

World Wrestling Entertainment’s product may be considered PG nowadays, but a pair of major characters showing xenophobic and racist attitudes toward the company’s Latino champion have caused a wave of criticism from conservative pundits accusing the company of attacking the Tea Party.

[…]

Here is a promotional video of good ol’ “Zeb”:

It’s hard to tell the difference between “Zeb” and the normal wingnut, other than Zeb uses better English and has a high definition camera.

122 Lidane  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:56:27am
123 Professor Chaos  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:57:56am

re: #120 Ghost of Tom Joad

And then spent the rest of their time after the election trying to forget he even existed.

Do.Not.Get. Maybe they’re hoping he’ll pony up some money to their cause.

Look here Willard, you owe us after that shit-show you called a campaign…

124 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:58:39am

Damn. You learn something new about people every day.

125 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:58:44am

re: #122 Lidane

And that brings the total of GOP senators who fathered children outside of marriage who voted for Clinton’s impeachment to two. And that’s not even including Henry Hyde, Newt Gingrich, Bob Livingston, and the cabal of hypocrites in the House of Reps.

126 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:59:11am
Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint

He’s only the president-elect? Are they waiting to count the electoral votes or something?

127 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:59:33am

re: #124 Gus

Damn. You learn something new about people every day.

I’m embarrassed for them.

128 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 11:59:37am

re: #124 Gus

Damn. You learn something new about people every day.

I was young and needed the money.

129 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:02:12pm

re: #126 Bulworth

He’s only the president-elect? Are they waiting to count the electoral votes or something?

He has to give his Heritage Foundation inaugural speech where he promises to be an as big joke to the HF as he was to the US Senate. Of course, the HF was doing a good job with that before they chose him as their new president.

130 Slap  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:02:16pm

re: #91 efuseakay

Yet we are apparently made in God’s image. No wonder I’m a non-believer. Any god I’d believe in wouldn’t be such a close-minded hateful prick.

Frank Says (fr. “Dumb All Over”):

“Hey, we can’t really be dumb if we’re just following god’s orders
Well let’s get serious, god knows what he’s doin’
He wrote this book here and the book says, “He made us all to be just like him”
So, if we’re dumb, then god is dumb and maybe even a little ugly on the side.”

The entirety of the lyric to that particular song, written in the ’80s, is as harshly true today as it was then. (I’d recommend the other God Trilogy songs from You Are What You Is, as well: “Heavenly Bank Account” and “The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing” , which the Persuasions did beautifully on their LP of Zappa songs.)

Frank did not suffer fools gladly.

131 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:02:48pm

File this under Worst Album Concept Of All Time.

What would timeless songs like “New York, New York,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” and “Fly Me To The Moon,” sound like cranked out of Marshall stacks, crooned by members of Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Deep Purple, Anthrax, Mr. Big, or Queensrÿche ? This can now be experienced on SIN-atra, a brand new album to be released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on March 29, 2011.

I just heard two songs, and it is far beyond horrible.

Ol’ Blue Eyes is doing 78 RPM in his grave.

132 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:03:10pm

A sane Republican? I didn’t think they existed anymore.

Republican Lawmaker Cosponsors Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill


PETERSON: At this point, I am concerned about doing the right thing. I have a certain amount of peace about that, and I will let the chips fall where they may. It’s only a matter of time before same-sex marriage is legal. I thought it was important to engage the issue now, and when we do it, do it right, and that there’s some perspective from the people I represent in that. I know there are other Republicans who are very interested in supporting same-sex marriage.

Petersen explained that his father-in-law has been in a same-sex relationship for 20 years, and he doesn’t want the issue to divide the state the way it has divided his family. He does have a few amendments he wants to propose to the bill, but none seem to weaken its guarantee of equality. Among his concerns is making sure religious leaders can choose not to wed same-sex couples, a provision that most same-sex marriage bills have included. He also wants to make sure the kids in same-sex marriages have the same financial guarantees in the event of a divorce as the children of opposite-sex couples.

133 sattv4u2  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:03:11pm

re: #124 Gus

It’s just “comedy”!!

{sigh}

134 Eclectic Cyborg  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:03:14pm

re: #121 freetoken

Speaking of which, the Zeb Colter thing bubbles along:

Conservatives Accuse WWE Of Attacking Tea Party With New Angle

Here is a promotional video of good ol’ “Zeb”:

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It’s hard to tell the difference between “Zeb” and the normal wingnut, other than Zeb uses better English and has a high definition camera.

Parody is protected under the 1st amendment of the Constitution the wingnuts are so fervently obsessed with. They should know that WWE is allowed to do this.

135 Eclectic Cyborg  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:03:39pm

re: #132 Kragar (Antichrist )

A sane Republican? I didn’t think they existed anymore.

Republican Lawmaker Cosponsors Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill

RINO!!

136 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:03:41pm

re: #129 HappyWarrior

Who was he elected by, I wonder? I assumed he was appointed by whoever bankrolls Heritage.

137 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:04:20pm

re: #133 sattv4u2

It’s just “comedy”!!

{sigh}

Comedy is usually funny, and usually has a relevant point to make.

If not, we call it “bad comedy” and we criticize it for being awful.

138 Bulworth  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:04:39pm

re: #134 dragonfire1981

Wingnuts hate political correctness, so they tell us, but then whine when they think anyone disparages them.

139 sattv4u2  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:04:43pm

re: #127 Shvaughn

I’m embarrassed for them.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

((meant to include you)))

140 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:04:51pm

re: #135 dragonfire1981

Oh yeah, I expect him to get a boatload of shit over this. He’ll probably be primaried next go around no matter what else he does.

141 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:05:09pm

re: #132 Kragar (Antichrist )

A sane Republican? I didn’t think they existed anymore.

Republican Lawmaker Cosponsors Minnesota Marriage Equality Bill

Good for him. Not only to vote for it obviously but cosponsoring it is an even more awesome gesture.

142 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:06:11pm

I’m outta here, lizards, try not to be horrible to each other.

143 efuseakay  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:06:12pm

re: #90 Ghost of Tom Joad

I…have a pretty sick sense of humor and I’ll look for a joke in anything because that’s how I get through life without beating the shit out of somebody…but I just can’t on that one. What in the blue fuck.

Pink. Blue ain’t gay enough.

144 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:07:00pm

re: #131 makeitstop

File this under Worst Album Concept Of All Time.

I just heard two songs, and it is far beyond horrible.

Ol’ Blue Eyes is doing 78 RPM in his grave.

Yeah yikes. I don’t even like metal much to begin with but this is, this is is awful.

145 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:08:21pm

re: #142 Shvaughn

I’m outta here, lizards, try not to be horrible to each other.

Thanks. I wasn’t being horrible. Was just discussing the issue at hand. Suddenly it turned into “lets tell secrets about Gus.” The page is still up.

146 Shvaughn  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:08:51pm

One last shot. “Republicans are poop!” is a pretty stupid hill to die on.

147 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:09:20pm

Hello, all

148 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:10:22pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

Yeah yikes. I don’t even like metal much to begin with but this is, this is is awful.

Some of those guys are friends of mine. Hopefully, no one will ask me what I thought. :)

Some ideas are better off left in the concept stage…

149 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:10:50pm

Did I miss anything?

150 dragonath  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:11:20pm

re: #149 researchok

Did I miss anything?

The Stabbathon 2000

151 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:12:05pm

re: #148 makeitstop

Some of those guys are friends of mine. Hopefully, no one will ask me what I thought. :)

Some ideas are better off left in the concept stage…

So, you’re suggesting that my bluegrass tribute to the songs of Tupac Shakur should go on hold :). In all honesty, I’d give it a listen but it just sounds so wrong.

152 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:12:26pm

re: #150 dragonath

I always miss the good stuff.

153 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:13:43pm

re: #148 makeitstop

Some of those guys are friends of mine. Hopefully, no one will ask me what I thought. :)

Some ideas are better off left in the concept stage…

Next, you’re going to tell me my idea of covering Black Sabbath and Dio songs into big band songs is not going to go anywhere.
/

154 dragonath  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:14:43pm

re: #151 HappyWarrior

If you like the sound of wrong, may I interest you in Pat Boone’s In a Metal Mood, or Paul Anka’s Black Hole Sun?

155 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:14:56pm

re: #153 Kragar (Antichrist )

Next, you’re going to tell me my idea of covering Black Sabbath and Dio songs into big band songs is not going to go anywhere.
/

Benny Goodman presents Iron Man or Glenn Miller’s Paranoid.

156 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:15:29pm

My last SC&A post is up.

Life evolves.

157 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:15:57pm

Kind of speechless here.

158 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:16:37pm

re: #157 Gus

I’ll bite- why?

159 Kragar (Antichrist )  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:17:16pm

re: #157 Gus

Kind of speechless here.

OK, no big band versions of Holy Diver, I get it.

160 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:17:18pm

re: #154 dragonath

If you like the sound of wrong, may I interest you in Pat Boone’s In a Metal Mood, or Paul Anka’s Black Hole Sun?

Haha I just found the Anka- Black Hole Sun. This is so wrong. I have to admit though that I like hearing weird covers. I like seeing a different foreign language take on it too. I have a Japanese version of My Back Pages for example.

161 makeitstop  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:18:00pm

re: #151 HappyWarrior

So, you’re suggesting that my bluegrass tribute to the songs of Tupac Shakur should go on hold :). In all honesty, I’d give it a listen but it just sounds so wrong.

re: #153 Kragar (Antichrist )

Next, you’re going to tell me my idea of covering Black Sabbath and Dio songs into big band songs is not going to go anywhere.
/

Both of those ideas are Grammy-worthy next to the turd that is Sin-Atra.

162 Gus  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:18:52pm

re: #158 researchok

I’ll bite- why?

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Towards the bottom. I was arguing about the premise of the page and Jimmah decided to out the topic of a few of my personal email exchanges with Iceweasel. Yes, I confess that it’s true.

163 sattv4u2  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:20:31pm

re: #162 Gus

w
o
w

164 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:20:40pm

re: #156 researchok

My last SC&A post is up.

Life evolves.

Last, or latest?

Was that your father? Nice post.

165 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:21:10pm

Gospel versions of Justin Bieber songs?

166 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:22:56pm

re: #164 wrenchwench

WW, yes.

And thank you for being one of those people who never confuses people with their ideas.

And yes, my last post.

167 dragonath  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:23:29pm

re: #165 HappyWarrior

Dream Theater on French Accordian?

168 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:24:23pm

re: #162 Gus

From Eleanor Roosevelt:

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Sometimes, that gets forgotten.

169 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:24:54pm

re: #166 researchok

WW, yes.

And thank you for being one of those people who never confuses people with their ideas.

And yes, my last post.

{{researchok}}

Do a retrospective Page on your blogging career!

Or would that be fighting evolution?

170 sattv4u2  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:26:05pm

re: #157 Gus

Kind of speechless here.

re: #163 sattv4u2

w
o
w

wow (just for emphasis)

171 researchok  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:26:38pm

re: #169 wrenchwench

LOLOL

I’m an evolution proponent, as you know (the creationists drive me bat shit crazy), so maybe I will do just that- chart my blogging and political evolution.

172 wrenchwench  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:30:24pm

re: #171 researchok

LOLOL

I’m an evolution proponent, as you know (the creationists drive me bat shit crazy), so maybe I will do just that- chart my blogging and political evolution.

I look forward to it!

173 HappyWarrior  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:32:11pm

re: #167 dragonath

Dream Theater on French Accordian?

Heh sure, right after 50 Cent covers Jim Croce.

174 sattv4u2  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:36:35pm

re: #162 Gus

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

Towards the bottom. I was arguing about the premise of the page and Jimmah decided to out the topic of a few of my personal email exchanges with Iceweasel. Yes, I confess that it’s true.

I went to comment that it was an awful thing to publicize and that it speaks to character but alas, tis gone!!

175 Interesting Times  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:39:33pm

re: #174 sattv4u2

I went to comment that it was an awful thing to publicize and that it speaks to character but alas, tis gone!!

See [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…] and the next couple of comments.

176 Slap  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:39:42pm

re: #173 HappyWarrior

Heh sure, right after 50 Cent covers Jim Croce.

Double heh — Celine Dion doing Stevie Wonder’s “I Wish”. (The spectacle of a very white Canadian singing “looking back on when I was a little nappy-headed boy….” is beyond absurd — but it actually was part of her Vegas show!)

177 sattv4u2  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 12:41:56pm

re: #175 Interesting Times

See [Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…] and the next couple of comments.

thanks

178 labman57  Wed, Feb 20, 2013 6:18:28pm

Disinformation 101: conservative pundits and politicians take turns making crap up and then proceed to cite each other (“There are stories out there that blah, blah, blah occurred/was said/etc.”) as justification for propagating the fallacious stories.

This is what happens when your primary sources of “factual” information are the online blogosphere, local supermarket rags, or in some instances, purely hypothetical scenarios presented by members of the news media in the form of “what if?” queries. Anyone can tell anyone anything about anything — it doesn’t make it necessarily true.

Unfortunately, the dissemination of nonsensical rumors and inflammatory innuendo is a trademark of most conservative shock jocks, right wing bloggers, and the fine journalism observed at media outlets owned by News Corp.


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