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It’s the dreaded Obama State of the Union Curse. Any politician who gives the GOP response is suddenly tongue-tied and dry-mouthed, and their career dies.

Live Video: The 2013 State of the Union

Will Obama go big on climate change tonight?
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This is the live enhanced version of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union speech, with graphs and illustrations to go along with the points in the address.

Breaking: Ex-Cop Dorner in Shootout at Big Bear Lake

Apparently used smoke grenades
Crime • Views: 23,591

KTLA 5 in Los Angeles is reporting that ex-cop Christopher Dorner has been involved in a shootout with police in Big Bear. One or two police officers have been reported wounded; the situation is rapidly developing…

BIG BEAR, Calif. — Christopher Dorner was engaged in a shootout with federal authorities in the Big Bear area Tuesday, a law enforcement source told The Times.

The shooting occurred after Dorner burglarized a home, tied up a couple and stole their car, the source said.

It was not immediately clear whether Dorner was in custody.

A second source said there was an active crime scene but did not have details.

Law enforcement officials were swarming the area.

UPDATE at 2/12/13 2:40:23 pm

Police have confirmed that Dorner is holed up in the cabin at lower right of the image above. Two policemen have been shot and medevac’ed out.

UPDATE at 2/12/13 2:56:51 pm
UPDATE at 2/12/13 3:19:10 pm
UPDATE at 2/12/13 3:50:17 pm

Dumbest Man on Internet Jeers Washington Post Blogger for Correcting Error

Still waiting for Jim Hoft to correct a single mistake, ever
Wingnuts • Views: 22,906

Washington Post blogger Suzi Parker erroneously reported today that Sarah Palin was taking a job with Al Jazeera, as part of an article on Palin’s increasingly desperate attempts to stay relevant.

Soon after the article appeared, the Post added a correction:

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin had signed on as a contributor to the Al Jazeera America news network. The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical.

Correction or not, the entire right wing blogosphere immediately launched into unison jeering at the Post and Ms. Parker, because that’s how they roll. Don’t tell them, but their projection is amazingly obvious.

But the most blatantly hypocritical of the bunch has to be, yes, Jim Hoft again, with a nasty post calling Suzi Parker a “crank” and telling her to go back to Arkansas:

Oops!… WaPo Crank Falls for Dumb Palin Prank - Gets Burned | the Gateway Pundit

DERP

Liberal hacks will believe anything… As long as it is an attack on Sarah Palin.
Palin-hating WaPo “cultural journalist” Suzi Parker slammed Sarah Palin today for taking a job with Aljazeera.
Too bad it was bogus.

Suzi Parker got punked.

Suzi Parker got her information from The Daily Currant, a satire website.

[…]

Nice work, Suzi.

Maybe it’s time you take your hate-filled and biased “cultural” reporting back to Arkansas.

The hypocrisy is especially fragrant in this case because Dim Jim Hoft is absolutely infamous for never correcting, retracting, or even acknowledging his own absurdly numerous mistakes.

For example, the post he put up last Saturday using a long-debunked fake photo of John Kerry with Jane Fonda. He let the post stand for several days with no correction at all, even though his own commenters were telling him the picture was a fraud, then today he silently went back and replaced the photo, with no explanation except “(Post was updated).”

Just one more sleazy maneuver by the Dumbest Man on the Internet.

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Dumbest Man on Internet Uses Infamous Fake Photo of Fonda and Kerry

Wingnut Blogs Raving About Non-Existent ‘Obamaphones’ Again

Deliberate dishonesty
Wingnuts • Views: 19,821

The rabid partisan shills of the right wing blogosphere never stop parroting their assigned talking points, and one of the stupidest talking points of them all is the “Obamaphone.” The entire wingnut universe just keeps repeating this idiotic falsehood, even though it was debunked long ago.

The Lifeline program that provides phones to low-income Americans (so they won’t be cut off from emergency services) was actually started in 1984, as this Wall Street Journal article points out: Millions Improperly Claimed U.S. Phone Subsidies.

The U.S. government spent about $2.2 billion last year to provide phones to low-income Americans, but a Wall Street Journal review of the program shows that a large number of those who received the phones haven’t proved they are eligible to receive them.

The Lifeline program—begun in 1984 to ensure that poor people aren’t cut off from jobs, families and emergency services—is funded by charges that appear on the monthly bills of every landline and wireless-phone customer. Payouts under the program have shot up from $819 million in 2008, as more wireless carriers have persuaded regulators to let them offer the service.

Nevertheless, the right wingers keep squawking “Obamaphone! Obamaphone!” Notice that they’re all linking to this WSJ article that explicitly says the program started in 1984, under Ronald Reagan for Pete’s sake, yet they just ignore that troublesome fact and keep ranting.

Do they know they’re lying, or are they so locked into their closed loop that they really don’t know the difference between reality and fantasy? I think a lot of them are deliberately telling lies, but some, like Jim Hoft, are genuinely that dim-witted.

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