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#Breitbart.com’s Week of Monumental Fail

Impotent thrashing leads nowhere
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After being exposed as hacks without standards this week (again), the gang at breitbart.com went completely ballistic, posting one article after another bashing Chuck Hagel in a crazed, desperate attempt to scuttle his nomination for Secretary of Defense.

Currently on the front page at breitbart.com, we find no less than 13 anti-Hagel articles. They really went all out:

Hagel 2007: U.S. Acting Like ‘Schoolyard Bully’; ‘08 Candidates Too Hard on Iran
House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman: Hagel Pick ‘Impossible’
Rubio: Hagel Bad for Israel, ‘Temperament,’ ‘Judgment’ Issues
As Demand for Transparency Heats Up, Polls Turn Against Hagel
Graham Asks Hagel About ‘Apartheid’ Comment on Israel
Hagel 2007 Speech: North Korea ‘Moving in the Right Direction’
Hagel Blocks Access to University of Nebraska Archive
In ‘Friends of Hamas’ Story, Media Fail to Pursue Full Disclosure From Hagel
Liberal Democrat Lanny Davis: Cruz ‘Absolutely Correct’ to Call for Hagel Disclosure
GOP Senators Urge White House to Withdraw Hagel Nomination
CNN: ‘Private Grumbling’ Among Democrats About Hagel
Hagel Declined to Sign Schumer Letter in 2007 Asking Arab Allies to Recognize Israel

But then, after all this hard work smearing and vilifying:

Republicans Set to Cave on Hagel

I’m just glad someone is providing this kind of quality inadvertent humor on the web for free. Don’t ever change, Breitbrats.

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150 comments

1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:10:37am

The screaming german kid freaking out has a quiet dignity compared to this.

2 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:11:08am

Hey Charles, I seem to remember you writing awhile back that Breitbart.com traffic tanked not long after Andrew died, when the brats were bickering over how to handle the site going forward.

I would assume the site still pulls in enough traffic to be viable, which is a shame. I was hoping it would self destruct out of existence.

3 Amory Blaine  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:11:09am

Every week is Big Fail week over there.

4 Dr. Matt  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:12:41am

Chuck Hagel shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
#FakeRightWingHagelStories

5 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:13:44am

Chuck Hagel was Luke’s father.

6 Eclectic Cyborg  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:13:54am

re: #4 Dr. Matt

Chuck Hagel shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
#FakeRightWingHagelStories

Chuck Hagel fell into a burning ring of fire.

7 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:15:04am
But then, after all this hard work smearing and vilifying:

Republicans Set to Cave on Hagel

Aw, man. The revolution has died. Viva le Resistance!

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8 erik_t  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:16:14am

It’s such a strange hill on which to choose to die. I don’t get it.

Why not burn your credibility fighting a fight that you think actually matters? You know, hating teh gayz or something.

9 jaunte  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:16:54am

The party of “cut off all foreign aid, even to Israel” Rand Paul, has lots of indignant questions for Chuck Hagel.

On the other hand, for the Senator from Kentucky, Joel Pollak gets nuanced:

It is unfair to judge Rand Paul by his father’s record. He is doing his best to highlight distinctions.

Still, he is not quite there.
[Link: www.breitbart.com…]

10 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:17:15am

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg (formerly dragonfire1981)

Hey Charles, I seem to remember you writing awhile back that Breitbart.com traffic tanked not long after Andrew died, when the brats were bickering over how to handle the site going forward.

I would assume the site still pulls in enough traffic to be viable, which is a shame. I was hoping it would self destruct out of existence.

Breitbart’s Inheritors Battle Over His Legacy

11 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:17:39am

re: #4 Dr. Matt

Chuck Hagel shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
#FakeRightWingHagelStories

Aint No Grave That Can Hold Hagel Down
#FakeRightWingHagelStories

12 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:18:25am
Currently on the front page at Breitbart.com, we find no less than 13 anti-Hagel articles. They really went all out:

As dire as the situation now appears, perhaps there’s a chance we can get the gang at day of resistance to put the anti-Hagel fail parade on its itinerary. That way along with protesting PBO’s 23 executive action gun orders of tyranny, they can sing This Land Is Your Land while yelling anti-Hagel fake stories at the clouds tomorrow.

13 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:19:11am

What are Chuck Hagel’s ties to Keyser Soze?

14 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:20:33am

re: #13 Kragar (Antichrist )

Hagel sung with him in the Barbershop Quartet in Skokie, Ill.

15 Mattand  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:20:37am
16 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:20:38am

Just this morning I was reading how 15 GOPers were still committed to opposing Hagel. Of course, that means that there’s 85 other members of the Senate that would either vote cloture or vote for Hagel outright on a floor vote to confirm. Yeah, I’d say that this one’s done.

The bogus claims about Friends of Hamas was a last gasp effort to try and derail Hagel.

It didn’t work, so they’re now trying to cover the gap until the next outrageous outrage.

17 Dr. Matt  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:21:02am

Chuck Hagel’s middle name is ‘George Soros’.
#FakeRightWingHagelStories

18 Mattand  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:21:17am

re: #13 Kragar (Antichrist )

What are Chuck Hagel’s ties to Keyser Soze?

Dammit, I was posting that twitter as you wrote this! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!11ty!!11

19 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:21:21am

Ted Cruz Claims He Has A List Of Communists Who Have Infiltrated Harvard Law

Cruz’s Communist comments came in a speech to the Koch-supported group Americans for Prosperity unearthed by The New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer. Mayer attended the speech, and wrote down the text of Cruz’ McCarthyite allegations, which also linked President Obama to the so-called revolutionary Marxists at Harvard:

Cruz greeted the audience jovially, but soon launched an impassioned attack on President Obama, whom he described as “the most radical” President “ever to occupy the Oval Office.” (I was covering the conference and kept the notes.)

He then went on to assert that Obama, who attended Harvard Law School four years ahead of him, “would have made a perfect president of Harvard Law School.” The reason, said Cruz, was that, “There were fewer declared Republicans in the faculty when we were there than Communists! There was one Republican. But there were twelve who would say they were Marxists who believed in the Communists overthrowing the United States government.”

Like McCarthy, Cruz doesn’t name names, and that’s no surprise.

20 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:21:52am

The best trick Chuck Hagel ever played was making people think he didn’t exist.

21 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:22:13am

re: #18 Mattand

Dammit, I was posting that twitter as wrote this! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!11ty!!11

You need to clean up in here.

22 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:22:19am

re: #13 Kragar (Antichrist )

What are Chuck Hagel’s ties to Keyser Soze?

Hagel is Keyser Soze. We never see the two of them in the same place at the same time. Just ask Kobayashi.

#FakeRightWingHagelStories

23 Dr. Matt  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:22:22am

re: #18 Mattand

Dammit, I was posting that twitter as wrote this! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!11ty!!11

Dr. Jill Biden even chimed in last night with quite the epic tweet on #FakeRightWingHagelStories

24 erik_t  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:22:36am

re: #19 Kragar (Antichrist )

Ted Cruz Claims He Has A List Of Communists Who Have Infiltrated Harvard Law

1) Go read a history book, Ted.
2) If so: so?

25 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:23:17am

re: #15 Mattand

I dinged ya… for bad spelling. Keyser Soze. Not Kaiser Soze. Soze’s not on a roll. /

26 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:23:36am

Pants on fire
Cantor says U.S. paid seniors $1.2 million to play World of Warcraft computer game

House Majority Leader Cantor says Washington’s spending habits are so bad that they’ve entered the realm of fantasy.

“The National Science Foundation spent $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain,” Cantor, R-7th, claimed in a Feb. 19 news release identifying examples of what he said are wasteful spending.
….
Our ruling

Cantor said the federal government spent $1.2 million “paying seniors to play World of Warcraft,” a popular fantasy game. His facts are all messed up.

He’s referring to federal grant for a study to determine whether computer games can slow mental decline in the elderly. But the grant application never mentioned WoW and participants in the federally-funded study did not play that game.

Before applying for the federal money, the researchers conducted a small, pilot study in which seniors played WoW over the course of two weeks and were tested to see if it improved their cognitive abilities. This study was funded with a $5,000 grant from N.C. State. No U.S. money was involved.

The federal study involves hours of testing each participant and efforts to identify the aspects of computer games that might help seniors better deal with life offline. Cantor’s statement ridiculously suggests that Washington is sponsoring a geriatric gaming club. We rate his claim Pants on Fire.

On the politifact front page they even invented a new category for this one “Pure Fantasy”

27 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:24:44am

re: #24 erik_t

1) Go read a history book, Ted.
2) If so: so?

They’re planning to overthrow the US government! Which is totally not what those religious whackjobs who say they’re going to institute biblical laws and return the US to its true status as a Christian country are doing.

28 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:25:24am

“We have four witnesses who can put you in Queens the night of the truck hijacking.”

“Really, I live in Queens. You got the whole squad working on this?”

29 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:26:07am

re: #22 lawhawk

Hagel is Keyser Soze. We never see the two of them in the same place at the same time. Just ask Kobayashi.

#FakeRightWingHagelStories

You can’t just come right out and say it. You just need to imply it and ask questions.

30 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:26:29am

“who believed in…. overthrowing the United States government.”

OK, but enough about the Tea Party.

31 Mattand  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:28:15am

re: #25 lawhawk

I dinged ya… for bad spelling. Keyser Soze. Not Kaiser Soze. Soze’s not on a roll. /

But I am HEY YOOOOO!

BTW, thanks for the clarification on Menendez a few threads back.

32 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:28:17am

re: #28 Bulworth

Just as long as you let me and my crew use Idlewild as my personal piggy bank, we’re kosher. /Jimmy Conway

33 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:29:36am

re: #28 Bulworth

“We have four witnesses who can put you in Queens the night of the truck hijacking.”

“Really, I live in Queens. You got the whole squad working on this?”

“Man, I had a finger up my asshole tonight.”

“Is it Friday already?”

34 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:30:22am

re: #31 Mattand

No problem about Menendez. I can’t stand the guy, but the smears are just that.

35 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:34:33am
36 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:35:11am

Here’s the sequester talk distilled to its essence.

GOP wants only to discuss cuts. Doesn’t want to entertain any kind of revenue changes - let alone tax hikes. Any talk of tax hikes is a nonstarter.

Democrats want a more balanced approach of tax hikes and spending cuts, knowing that’s only way to achieve sustainable growth over long term and prevent a recession from dropoff in fed spending.

GOP is spending crazy political capital trying to blame stalemate on Democrats, when it is the GOP that can’t budge from a no-tax pledge on stopped sequester.

Heck, the GOP wont even consider repealing the sequester because deep down in places they don’t want you knowing about - they want those cuts. They need those cuts to fulfill their fantasy world of smaller government, even if it hurts their constituents in every way imaginable.

37 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:35:29am

re: #35 Gus

Are those in the first engines or those secondary engines they were forced to buy and didn’t want?
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38 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:37:05am

re: #37 Kragar (Antichrist )

Are those in the first engines or those secondary engines they were forced to buy and didn’t want?
/

Ouch! Can’t wait for the over water flameouts when they become operational in the US Navy and Marines.

39 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:38:42am
40 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:39:30am

re: #37 Kragar (Antichrist )

Are those in the first engines or those secondary engines they were forced to buy and didn’t want?
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41 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:40:17am

Does anyone have a page reference that spells out the sequester effects in straightforward language? Getting into a discussion on FB with someone who thinks that the sequester is simply *not* making standard budget increases and is not in anyway cutting funding from previous levels. I presume they’re pulling that talking point from somewhere.

42 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:40:51am

re: #39 lawhawk

Well, the latest F-35 grounding comes days after the Navy/Marines finally lifted a month long grounding of F-35B variants over a fuel hose line problem.

“We build airplanes. You build watches.” — Some Russian aviation expert I heard once.

43 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:41:53am

I remember when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune and we got MPs to escort us over to New River air station and seize their servers for the NCIS investigation when Osprey’s were falling out of the sky.

44 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:43:03am

re: #36 lawhawk

I was trying to explain to a wingnutty wingnut on FB last night that no, the sequester was not “Obama’s idea” since the sequester came about because Republicans demanded cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling and the sequester is the mechanism for instituting those cuts Republicans demanded.

It’s a tough world out there.

45 Lidane  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:43:10am

OUTRAGE!

No shit. He’s only been open about his drug habit since the 70’s.

46 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:43:13am

re: #37 Kragar (Antichrist )

The engines in question are the Pratt and Whitney variants, not the GE models that no one wanted but Congress sprung for.

47 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:43:46am

re: #43 Kragar (Antichrist )

I remember when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune and we got MPs to escort us over to New River air station and seize their servers for the NCIS investigation when Osprey’s were falling out of the sky.

What happens when you run 5000 psi fluid through 3000 psi hydraulics?

48 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:45:53am

re: #41 Feline Fearless Leader

Does anyone have a page reference that spells out the sequester effects in straightforward language? Getting into a discussion on FB with someone who thinks that the sequester is simply *not* making standard budget increases and is not in anyway cutting funding from previous levels. I presume they’re pulling that talking point from somewhere.

You can start here: Sequester 101: What happens if cuts kick in March 1 and four other questions

The sequester is a complex concept with a tortuous history. Here are the basics on the automatic spending reductions set to come.

49 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:46:51am

re: #41 Feline Fearless Leader

Try

[Link: www.nytimes.com…]

50 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:48:10am

re: #44 Bulworth

That’s not exactly the case.

Sequester was the worst case outcome when a bipartisan committee from the House and Senate couldn’t agree on plan. It was supposed to be the nuclear option to get both sides to agree to a deal in which there would be tax hikes and spending reductions.

Thus, the sequester was meant to hit with across the board cuts to all but a handful of government spending.

Congress can come back with a bill to extend the sequester (like they did in January when Congress eventually passed the tax reform package) or they can repeal it fully, or they can come up with an alternative.

The GOP is thus far refusing to back off the no-tax pledge, and wants nothing but cuts (essentially a targeted sequester plan), while the Democrats have insisted on a balanced approach that would lessen the impact of the budget cuts because there are real jobs at stake there - and real harm to the economy as a result of the government spending slowdown.

Even the GOP recognizes this, but they want to pin the blame on Democrats for not coming and agreeing to their sequester lite version in which they don’t accept tax hikes or closing loopholes.

51 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:48:10am

re: #46 lawhawk

The engines in question are the Pratt and Whitney variants, not the GE models that no one wanted but Congress sprung for.

Sure am glad we have entire government bureaus overseeing this kind of thing, so we don’t waste time, money, resources, and people on the wrong things.

52 steve_davis  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:48:56am

re: #4 Dr. Matt

Chuck Hagel shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
#FakeRightWingHagelStories

After that, law school was pretty much preordained……sorry, old New Yorker cartoon.

53 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:49:47am

re: #48 Killgore Trout

You can start here: Sequester 101: What happens if cuts kick in March 1 and four other questions

RIGHT WING ,,,, ummmmm, LEFT WING ,,, errrrrr

BIPARTISAN LIES !!!

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54 Killgore Trout  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:51:33am

re: #53 sattv4u2

RIGHT WING ,,,, ummmmm, LEFT WING ,,, errrrrr

BIPARTISAN LIES !!!

//

Yeah, I was just looking through that…

3. Who is to blame for the sequester?

Short answer: almost everybody.

That won’t go over well.

55 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:51:48am

Here we go again.

56 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:52:00am

I’m nearly finished listening to the Lee Atwater audio clip from this article.

Initially I’m struck by the constant reference to “blacks” as if they are some alien species and the issue is how to get their vote. And the GOP hasn’t changed much really, and they wonder why they aren’t getting the votes, overall.

57 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:52:56am

re: #45 Lidane

OUTRAGE!

No shit. He’s only been open about his drug habit since the 70’s.

As usual Conservatives are about 40 years behind the rest of us.

58 thedopefishlives  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:53:34am

re: #55 Charles Johnson

Here we go again.

Speaking of which, my wingnut parents are in town for the weekend. I just came downstairs to hear my mom saying that “we should’ve elected Herman Cain.” Yeah, that would’ve gone over REAL well.

59 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:53:47am

re: #50 lawhawk

I agree with you. The congressional supercommittee was responsible for proposing a package of cuts or mix of cuts and revenue increases, and in the event that failed, which it did, the fallback option the sides agreed to was the sequester.

60 aagcobb  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:54:42am

re: #56 FemNaziBitch

I’m nearly finished listening to the Lee Atwater audio clip from this article.

Initially I’m struck by the constant reference to “blacks” as if they are some alien species and the issue is how to get their vote. And the GOP hasn’t changed much really, and they wonder why they aren’t getting the votes, overall.

It might have something to do with carefully cultivating a base of xenophobic, racist religious fanatics, but that’s just me.

61 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:54:58am

re: #54 Killgore Trout

Short answer: almost everybody.

We have met the enemy and he is us!!

62 Feline Fearless Leader  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:56:17am

Thanks for the suggested links. I’m going to start with getting data corrected on the issue that these are *cuts* and not just non-increases. Won’t play the blame game, since this has to be taken in steps given the people I am dealing with.

63 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:56:36am

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the sequester.

64 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:57:08am

re: #63 Charles Johnson

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the sequester.

Because Fox News Drones BELIEVE.

65 thedopefishlives  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:58:12am

re: #63 Charles Johnson

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans equally to blame for the sequester.

Because it can’t just be the Republicans’ fault. Republicans can do no wrong.

66 Lidane  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:58:14am

re: #63 Charles Johnson

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the sequester.

Because Magical Balance Fairy.

Some people just cannot function if they can’t find some sort of mythical balance between the two sides here. It upsets their delicate sensibilities.

67 aagcobb  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:58:51am

re: #63 Charles Johnson

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the sequester.

Wouldn’t want to be accused of librul bias.

68 klys  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:59:06am

re: #54 Killgore Trout

That question is ambiguously worded. The answer that’s given makes it clear that the meaning of the question is: who created the sequester?

It is perfectly valid to say that both sides participated in the creation of the sequester with the thought that it would force Congress’s hand. I would argue that that was perhaps naive, but… that’s the stated rationale.

Who is to blame for the fact that the sequester may actually happen is an entirely *different* question and not the one being asked by that article. I’m sure you knew that.

69 Sol Berdinowitz  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:59:08am

re: #63 Charles Johnson

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the sequester.

Of course, it’s all Obama’s fault for not cutting taxes and spending.
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70 geoffm33  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:59:38am

re: #56 FemNaziBitch

I’m nearly finished listening to the Lee Atwater audio clip from this article.

Initially I’m struck by the constant reference to “blacks” as if they are some alien species and the issue is how to get their vote. And the GOP hasn’t changed much really, and they wonder why they aren’t getting the votes, overall.

Funny (well,not really) thing is that I was just reading that yesterday. This from Nixon’s political strategist Kevin Phillips:

From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don’t need any more than that…but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are. Without that prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.[2]

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

71 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 11:59:42am

Navigating The Sequester: The Fake Fight Over Who’s At Fault

The political appeal of the sequester was that unlike ACA cuts, or higher tax rates on the wealthy, it spread the consequences of inaction broadly and opaquely. Beyond that, the upshot for Republicans is that it allowed them to back off their default threat without transgressing against the anti-tax oath keepers in their party. Democrats, meanwhile, viewed it presciently as an opportunity to pit Republican defense hawks against the party’s radical libertarian faction, and thus break the GOP of its bad budgeting habits.

That’s why Congressional leaders agreed to it. And that’s why, as the White House is fond of reminding everyone, Boehner gloated at the time that in the debt limit deal Democrats gave him 98 percent of what he wanted.

72 geoffm33  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:01:08pm

re: #59 Bulworth

I agree with you. The congressional supercommittee was responsible for proposing a package of cuts or mix of cuts and revenue increases, and in the event that failed, which it did, the fallback option the sides agreed to was the sequester.

I think the phrase at the time was “poisoned pill” if i’m not mistaken. Nobody wanted to let it get to that, but now, here we are.

73 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:02:12pm

re: #70 geoffm33

Funny (well,not really) thing is that I was just reading that yesterday. This from Nixon’s political strategist Kevin Phillips:

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Phillips pretty much nailed the South with that statement. Nixon of course started the Southern Strategy but frankly its origins are with Goldwater in 1964.

74 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:02:13pm

Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans

Pratt once again insisted that Obama is acting like King George III, a sentiment with which Solomon concurred, saying, “That will happen quickly and they will wipe those people out to set an example.”

But Solomon wasn’t finished: “I believe they will put together a racial force to go against an opposite race resistance, basically a black force to go against a white resistance, and then they will claim anyone resisting the black force are doing it because they are racist.”

Howard agreed: “You may be right because he has been sowing the seeds of racial hatred; we were healing quite well as a nation on racial issues until Obama came along and now we have a lot of racial discord.”

After arguing that Obama is “not American” and not a natural born citizen, Howard maintained that Obama may begin “wiping out a few hundred people whom own guns, pull a large scale Waco or a Ruby Ridge type incident” and have it “tinged it with racial overtones.” But just in case Obama goes through with his plans to “take down” the Internet, “people are setting up phone-trees all over the place” to stop Obama in his tracks.

75 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:02:49pm

The only reason the sequester exists is because of Republican obstructionism. Period. Saying that both parties are equally to blame is specious bullshit.

76 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:02:49pm

Obama is spending money like a drunken sailor and we have a spending problem not a taxing problem and government spending is out of control but Obama is at fault for the sequester cuts that we demanded.

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77 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:04:04pm

Bloods Gang Member Found With 100 Bags Of Heroin Hidden In His Anus (Which Appears To Be A New Record)

[Link: www.thesmokinggun.com…]
Someone call Guinness!!!

/

78 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:04:49pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

Exactly right.

But wingnuts on FB and elsewhere have gotten their talking points that PBO pulled the sequester out of thin air for no reason and is going to destroy the country and our national security, when he isn’t spending us into oblivion of course. /

79 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:05:02pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The only reason the sequester exists is because of Republican obstructionism. Period. Saying that both parties are equally to blame is specious bullshit.

“LOOK WHAT YOU MADE US DO!”

80 A Mom Anon  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:06:09pm

Is there a list of programs that will be cut once this sequester goes into effect? I realize this is going to be a long ass list, but does anyone know how to find out specifics?

81 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:06:39pm

re: #73 HappyWarrior

Phillips pretty much nailed the South with that statement. Nixon of course started the Southern Strategy but frankly its origins are with Goldwater in 1964.

The idea that people might be more interested in being recognized as human beings by their government than they are interested in money is what they don’t get.

Their priorities are a bit backwards.

First you are are recognized as a human being, then you are eligible for a job, education, whatever …not the other way around.

82 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:06:59pm

Both sides herp derp:

83 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:07:21pm

re: #77 sattv4u2

Bloods Gang Member Found With 100 Bags Of Heroin Hidden In His Anus (Which Appears To Be A New Record)

[Link: www.thesmokinggun.com…]
Someone call Guinness!!!

/

Speight, 32, was driving on the Palisades Interstate Parkway when his 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer was pulled
Why do I get the mental image he was sitting on one of these
Image: Inflatable_seat_cushion_Inflatable_football_seat_cushion.jpg ???

84 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:07:56pm

re: #82 Interesting Times

grrrr

85 Interesting Times  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:07:59pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The only reason the sequester exists is because of Republican obstructionism. Period. Saying that both parties are equally to blame is specious bullshit.

86 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:08:13pm

‘Birther’ Arpaio supporter’s lawsuit reveals ignorance of election law

Klayman’s suit contends that under Arizona election law, petitions calling for the recall of an official cannot be circulated until six months after the official has been elected. Pointing to Arpaio’s re-election in November, Klayman said Respect Arizona is breaking the law.

Resnik, hoever, pointed out that the term clock does not reset with each election.

“If Klayman had consulted the Secretary of State’s election handbook,” the reporter said, “he would have seen the second sentence of the state law in big bold letters: ‘The commencement of a subsequent term in the same office does not renew the six month period delaying the circulation of petitions.’”

Arpaio is on his sixth term at the head of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD), meaning the protections against recall petitions do not apply to him.

87 aagcobb  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:08:37pm

re: #74 Kragar (Antichrist )

Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans

They are thrashing around in desperation because they are losing and they know it. The election made it clear that their ideology has no appeal outside of a shrinking base of white nationalist religious fanatics.

88 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:08:58pm

re: #82 Interesting Times

I wish I could be surprised at this.

89 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:09:19pm

re: #82 Interesting Times

If the Dems would stop bringing it up, the GOP wouldn’t have to keep voting against it.

Its obviously both of their faults.
///

90 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:09:35pm
91 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:09:37pm

re: #81 FemNaziBitch

The idea that people might be more interested in being recognized as human beings by their government than they are interested in money is what they don’t get.

Their priorities are a bit backwards.

First you are are recognized as a human being, then you are eligible for a job, education, whatever …not the other way around.

Yea, it’s all so fucked up on so many levels.

93 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:11:07pm

I for one am heartened that the Democrats have finally decided to stop playing political games in congress. A new leaf has been turned.

//

94 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:11:17pm

FBI: Neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds, 18 weapons in plot to kill black and Jewish leaders

Schmidt was indicted in January 2013 on federal charges of possessing firearms, ammunition and body armor, all of which violated his parole. Schmidt was released from prison in 2003, after 13 years of incarceration in Ohio following a homicide conviction for shooting and killing a man during a traffic stop. Schmidt also wounded two others during that attack.

Investigators then found 18 weapons inside Schmidt’s home in Ohio in December 2012, including various types of shotguns and high-caliber rifles, including two different AR-15 assault weapons.

U.S. Attorney Steven M. Dettelbach, who represents Ohio’s northern district, said investigators have concluded that Schmidt acquired his arsenal at gun shows or via private firearms sales, which currently do not require a background check.

95 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:13:11pm

re: #80 A Mom Anon

Cuts for specific programs wont be all at once or easily determined. Programatically, it means that some departments will try to keep their staffing intact for as long as possible, or furlough non-key positions to maintain health-safety-welfare positions, like say at the FDA, TSA, FAA, etc.

The FAA experience might be a good example to work with as they’ve had funding issues over the past few years, and their workaround was to keep the control towers manned, but furloughed administrative positions until the budget lines were restored.

Other agencies, like the NPS have indicated that they’ll deal with the sequester by keeping some parts of national parks closed (like at Yosemite or Grand Canyon or Yellowstone by not plowing roads into areas of the park that are currently closed for the winter or not opening campgrounds or the like).

In other words, it’s a hodgepodge approach to how each affected agency and department will deal with the sequester.

At the same time, there’s Sandy reconstruction aid that will be hit by sequestration too.

As I noted above, sequestration can be avoided by coming up with a new deal, delaying its effect, or repealing it altogether. The GOP has shown no willingness for a deal if it means any kind of taxing/revenue raisers (closing loopholes, tax hikes on rich, etc.). Don’t see them doing an extension either, since it only means we’re right back at this, and they get to try and pin the blame on Obama.

Don’t see a repeal either as being likely, because they don’t actually mind cutting spending. They just don’t want to be blamed for the repercussions for when the cuts take hold.

96 HappyWarrior  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:13:19pm

re: #94 Kragar (Antichrist )

FBI: Neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds, 18 weapons in plot to kill black and Jewish leaders

Yet another victim of Obama’s oppression.//

97 Sol Berdinowitz  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:13:32pm

re: #74 Kragar (Antichrist )

Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans

and then they will claim anyone resisting the black force are doing it because they are racist.

Yes, anyone calling them out on their racial slurs and innuendoes will be accused of persecuting them for excercising free speech

98 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:14:10pm

re: #93 Gus

A new leaf has been turned.

Fig? (for our creationist friends)
Maple? (for our Canadian Lizards)

99 Sol Berdinowitz  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:14:39pm

re: #94 Kragar (Antichrist )

FBI: Neo-Nazi amassed 40,000 rounds, 18 weapons in plot to kill black and Jewish leaders

“We ignore Muslim terrorist to persecute Patriots!”

100 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:15:12pm

re: #98 sattv4u2


A new leaf has been turned.

Fig? (for our creationist friends)
Maple? (for our Canadian Lizards)

Buckeye leaf. AKA a marijuana plant leaf. //

101 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:16:03pm

I’m pretty sure the Republicans will likely cave soon. Only a matter of time. They’re just playing games for their base.

102 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:16:11pm

re: #93 Gus

I for one am heartened that the Democrats have finally decided to stop playing political games in congress. A new leaf has been turned.

//

If that’s a response to what I wrote above, it’s a flimsy straw man argument.

Yes, both sides continue to play political games. No, both sides are not to blame for the sequester.

103 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:16:59pm

re: #100 Gus

Buckeye leaf. AKA a marijuana plant leaf. //

DRINK SMOKE !!!

104 allegro  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:17:07pm

re: #74 Kragar (Antichrist )

Howard agreed: “You may be right because he has been sowing the seeds of racial hatred; we were healing quite well as a nation on racial issues until Obama came along and now we have a lot of racial discord.”

I love this one. “Sowing the seeds of racial hatred” for being President while black. The racial discord is obviously all his fault.

105 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:18:20pm

re: #100 Gus

Buckeye leaf. AKA a marijuana plant leaf. //

me .. all I need is a pine needle!!

:(

106 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:18:28pm

re: #102 Charles Johnson

If that’s a response to what I wrote above, it’s a flimsy straw man argument.

Yes, both sides continue to play political games. No, both sides are not to blame for the sequester.

True. Right now the GOP is still in recess in the House while the Democrats are currently holding a session in the House according to Nancy Pelosi. What we have here is a clear lack of leadership on the part Boehner.

107 Dr. Matt  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:21:01pm

re: #93 Gus

I for one am heartened that the Democrats have finally decided to stop playing political games in congress. A new leaf has been turned.

//

What “political games” have the Democratic Party been playing in congress?

108 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:22:57pm

re: #92 Eclectic Cyborg (formerly dragonfire1981)

EXCELLENT story on health care costs from TIME magazine. It’s a long read (11 pages) but well, well, WELL worth it.

It’s 28 pages printed-out. I read the first two pages on-line and hope you Pages Post it. I printed it for the bathroom library :)

109 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:23:16pm

Or at least they were holding a hearing.

Nancy Pelosi Tweeted yesterday: Republicans are on recess, but Democrats are holding a hearing on the need to avert sequester.

Didn’t do the normal Tweet paste. Since there’s an autoplay video there. Don’t click on it if you’re on a wireless monthly data plan!

It seems as though the GOP might be willing to force a cut of 85 billion on March 1. Ray LaHood is saying that “forced cuts mean flight delays, some control tower closures.” We’re looking at lot furloughs amongst other things.

110 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:24:17pm

I love the idea that the country can be divided by skin color. Maybe in 1950, but we aren’t living in 1950.

111 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:24:29pm

re: #107 Dr. Matt

What “political games” have the Democratic Party been playing in congress?

Maneuvering, messaging, PR, procedures, etc. Politics.

112 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:25:52pm

re: #111 Gus

Maneuvering, messaging, PR, procedures, etc. Politics.

As opposed to?

113 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:26:13pm

re: #112 Targetpractice

As opposed to?

playing golf?

114 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:26:28pm

re: #110 FemNaziBitch

I love the idea that the country can be divided by skin color. Maybe in 1950, but we aren’t living in 1950.

We are divided by it. Either you think it still matters or you’re sane.

115 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:26:46pm

re: #110 FemNaziBitch

I love the idea that the country can be divided by skin color. Maybe in 1950, but we aren’t living in 1950.

A majority of the right wing never left 1950. A slightly smaller number of them are still living in 1850.

116 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:26:50pm

NEIGH,,, say it ain’t so!!!

Philadelphia chef plans to introduce HORSE MEAT to menu at popular Sicilian restaurant

Read more: [Link: www.dailymail.co.uk…]


Bet on it at Parx Park in the afternoon, eat it at night!!


My Sicilian grandfather was in charge of the Sunday Dinner meat pasta sauce. Always a different meat, whatever he could afford. Had an older cousin used to call it The Guest Beast Of The Week

117 Gus  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:30:10pm

re: #112 Targetpractice

As opposed to?

Being on recess as the House Republicans are currently. Which basically means they’re doing nothing.

118 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:30:52pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

A majority of the right wing never left 1950. A slightly smaller number of them are still living in 1850.

I don’t get it. Maybe because I’ve always lived in or near a Metropolitan area. I have family members who are not white, I have friends who don’t know their ancestry and don’t care. I think of the kids in my neighborhood and can’t sit still when I think of someone wanting to do bad things to them.

I’ll never understand this hatred/fear/paranoia.

119 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:32:10pm

re: #117 Gus

Being on recess as the House Republicans are currently. Which basically means they’re doing nothing.

They’re doing what I’d think we’d want our Congress critters doing, namely working towards addressing this issue rather than simply avoiding it for a week and a half.

120 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:32:36pm

Wouldn’t Sane, Greedy and Stupid be easier to remember?

121 Charles Johnson  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:33:20pm

re: #74 Kragar (Antichrist )

Gun Activists Warn Obama is Raising a Private Black Army to Massacre White Americans

That is some weapons grade crazy there. Seriously batshit. I think I have to post that one.

122 lawhawk  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:33:29pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

The only reason the sequester exists is because of Republican obstructionism. Period. Saying that both parties are equally to blame is specious bullshit.

The budget process has been broken. Sequestration, the debt ceiling and the actual appropriations process are symptoms of that. They’ve come to the forefront since Obama was elected President in 2008. Obstructionism is the GOP name of the game, and everything the GOP has done since then has been to generate political capital from a stalemate.

Even when sequestration is proffered as a way to cut through the stalemate, the GOP thinks they can triangulate the cuts to their advantage - like say in blaming Obama for the cuts.

That’s even as the GOP has long sought many of these across the board cuts for years - just not to the defense budget, which they hold sacrosanct.

There’s no indication that the GOP is willing to compromise to avoid the sequester because that means accepting some form of tax hike/revenue increases (risking the wrath of Grover?). Democrats are holding firm on requiring a balanced approach to bring the budget down, which any reputable economist will tell you is the only way that the deficits will come down because spending cuts alone will not do the trick.

Most Americans do see through this smokescreen, which is why the reputation of the GOP and Congress generally is at an all time low.

The President has no upside to negotiating against himself (like say offering up lower and lower tax revenue options, while the GOP sticks to the 100% cuts approach). The GOP appears that it is willing and capable to run off the sequester cliff, just as surely as they were willing to fling the nation off the debt limit cliff.

Except, each time they do, they expose their perfidy and single-minded intent to damage the President politically, all while screwing the nation and its economic outlook.

123 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:33:47pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

That is some weapons grade crazy there. Seriously batshit. I think I have to post that one.

Works for me.

124 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:34:17pm

heh

I was out doing some errands earlier,, stopped to get a couple of slices of pizza. As I was waiting I saw this on the TV

[Link: www.timesunion.com…]

SIGN HER UP!!!

125 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:34:33pm

re: #121 Charles Johnson

That is some weapons grade crazy there. Seriously batshit. I think I have to post that one.

Yeah, it is quite disturbing.

Maybe people will finally see these nutcases for what they really are.

126 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:35:23pm

re: #124 sattv4u2

For those of us video gulagged at work….

127 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:35:36pm
But just in case Obama goes through with his plans to “take down” the Internet, “people are setting up phone-trees all over the place” to stop Obama in his tracks.

Connected to what exactly?

128 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:37:31pm

re: #122 lawhawk

Was just reading the latest of the GOP’s tricks regarding the sequester, namely a proposal to give federal agencies (read: the White House) flexibility in what it will cut and how it will make those cuts, but this would only be for a period of six months. In short, not only does the GOP want to keep up the rolling crises, they want to make the White House out as the “bad guy” by allowing them to decide what cuts are made and then demonizing them for choosing some cuts over others.

129 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:37:47pm

re: #126 Bulworth

For those of us video gulagged at work….

Cheerleader on a basketball court

Does a forward somersault at half court. While in the handstand portion of it she picks a basketball, keeps on with the somersault then launches the ball ,, NOTHING BUT NET !!!

130 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:38:01pm

It’s like the Trayvon Martin tragedy. You see a kid walking in your neighborhood and your first thought is “what color is he” instead of “do I know this kid?”

I don’t get it.

131 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:38:41pm

re: #127 Kragar (Antichrist )

cell phones connected to the….tubes. connected by wires from the…

(please pardon us while we formulate our plans for total mass resistance).

/

132 Bulworth  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:39:08pm

re: #129 sattv4u2

Ah yes, thanks.

133 klys  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:39:25pm

re: #131 Bulworth

cell phones connected to the….tubes. connected by wires from the…

(please pardon us while we formulate our plans for total mass resistance).

/

Resistance is easy. It’s making a superconductor that’s hard.

/science

134 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:39:43pm

re: #131 Bulworth

cell phones connected to the….tubes. connected by wires from the…

(please pardon us while we formulate our plans for total mass resistance).

/

remember every wire that transmits data into your home can transmit data OUT!

135 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:41:27pm

“OH NOES!!! OBAMA HAS DESTROYED THE INTERNET! LET ME CALL PEOPLE ON THIS TOTALLY SEPARATE TELEPHONE SERVICE WHICH THE GOVERNMENT COULDN’T POSSIBLY DO ANYTHING TO!”

Morons.

136 Targetpractice  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:41:51pm

re: #131 Bulworth

cell phones connected to the….tubes. connected by wires from the…

(please pardon us while we formulate our plans for total mass resistance).

/

Resistance is futile.

/

137 klys  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:42:44pm

re: #136 Targetpractice

Resistance is futile.

/

Well, technically it’s ohms.

138 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:42:50pm

re: #136 Targetpractice

Resistance is futile.

/

Unless you have a bolter.

139 Lidane  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:45:28pm

re: #107 Dr. Matt

What “political games” have the Democratic Party been playing in congress?

Pointing out that the Republicans are obstructionist assholes.

140 Lidane  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:48:23pm

re: #115 Charles Johnson

A majority of the right wing never left 1950. A slightly smaller number of them are still living in 1850.

Most of them are still stuck in 1450. They’re pissed that that Gutenberg bastard invented the printing press, making it possible for people to read books that weren’t first approved by the clergy.

141 sattv4u2  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:48:38pm

Ah well

one more errand to run before I prepare dinner

Laterzzzz

142 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:51:10pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

It’s totally beyond me why anyone would continue to promote the complete fiction that Democrats and Republicans are equally to blame for the sequester.

BECAWZ OBAMA!1111!!!!!!!TYTYTY

143 wrenchwench  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:51:11pm

re: #130 FemNaziBitch

It’s like the Trayvon Martin tragedy. You see a kid walking in your neighborhood and your first thought is “what color is he” instead of “do I know this kid?”

I don’t get it.

It’s more like this: ‘That kid is black. Therefore I don’t know him, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t belong here.’

144 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:52:19pm

Speaking of conducting….

145 Kragar (Antichrist )  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 12:58:38pm

Oklahoma May Deny Women Affordable Birth Control Because It ‘Poisons Their Bodies’

Under State Sen. Clark Jolley (R)’s measure, “no employer shall be required to provide or pay for any benefit or service related to abortion or contraception through the provision of health insurance to his or her employees.” According to the Tulsa World, Jolley’s inspiration for his bill came from one of his male constituents who is morally opposed to birth control, and wanted to find a small group insurance plan for himself and his family that didn’t include coverage for those services:

Jolley said the measure is the result of a request from a constituent, Dr. Dominic Pedulla, an Oklahoma City cardiologist who describes himself as a natural family planning medical consultant and women’s health researcher. […]

Women are worse off with contraception because it suppresses and disables who they are, Pedulla said.

“Part of their identity is the potential to be a mother,” Pedulla said. “They are being asked to suppress and radically contradict part of their own identity, and if that wasn’t bad enough, they are being asked to poison their bodies.”

Better go ahead and ban alcohol, tobacco and high fructose corn syrup while you’re at it.

146 FemNaziBitch  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 1:00:45pm
Crucially, Pasek found that Republicans drove the change: “People who identified themselves as Republicans in 2012 expressed anti-Black attitudes more often than did Republican identifiers in 2008.”

fucking pathetic

147 William Barnett-Lewis  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 1:10:53pm

re: #140 Lidane

Most of them are still stuck in 1450. They’re pissed that that Gutenberg bastard invented the printing press, making it possible for people to read books that weren’t first approved by the clergy.

Well, no, actually they liked it. Take a look at the Geneva bible of the Puritans. It not only had the bible in the vernacular, it also had footnotes explaining a very specific kind of theological understanding (very anti-royalty & pro theocracy for example). The press made serious conformity and propaganda much more easily achieved than without it. It’s existence is what prompted the pro-royal King James translation.

148 Patricia Kayden  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 2:22:41pm

Republicans are about to “cave” by voting for someone for whom McCain expressed admiration in 2008 and even suggested in 2006 would make a good Secretary of State.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Funny how just recently Hagel has become Enemy Number 2 for Republicans (with Number 1 being President Obama).

149 Decatur Deb  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 2:47:55pm

re: #148 Patricia Kayden

Republicans are about to “cave” by voting for someone for whom McCain expressed admiration in 2008 and even suggested in 2006 would make a good Secretary of State.

[Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

Funny how just recently Hagel has become Enemy Number 2 for Republicans (with Number 1 being President Obama).

Collateral damage.

150 RadicalModerate  Fri, Feb 22, 2013 2:51:34pm

re: #26 Killgore Trout

Pants on fire
Cantor says U.S. paid seniors $1.2 million to play World of Warcraft computer game

On the politifact front page they even invented a new category for this one “Pure Fantasy”

If this were true, I have just one question:

Where’s my damned check?


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