Apparently the kookspiracy wing is in full control of the Republicans in Congress. In Kansas, Moran turns out to be just a shallow heartless panderer. For what it’s worth I did write him a letter, but here in Brownback’s state, the zealots are in control.
Wingnuts seem to love this joke; it’s always a special moment when the leading lights of the online conservative movement go into Sexually Frustrated Adolescent Idiot Boy mode.
From Breitbart.com’s Ben Shapiro and Media Research Center weirdo Brent Bozell:
Remember when Anderson Cooper thought “teabagging” was hysterical? No comment.
— benshapiro (@benshapiro) July 2, 2012
— Brent Bozell (@BrentBozell) July 2, 2012
Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher had a few well-chosen words for Mr. Bozell and Michelle Malkin’s fake news site Twitchy.com earlier:
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) July 2, 2012
Andrew Sullivan has an email from CNN’s Anderson Cooper today that will come as a huge shock to … well, nobody, really: Anderson Cooper: ‘The Fact Is, I’m Gay.’
Congratulations to Cooper for taking this step; I believe this makes him the most high profile openly gay journalist in the US.
Recently, however, I’ve begun to consider whether the unintended outcomes of maintaining my privacy outweigh personal and professional principle. It’s become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true.
I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.
The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
Oh no, here come the Birthers again. They’re relentless. This irrational crypto-racist conspiracy theory is so deeply ingrained in the GOP base that it refuses to die. It’s the ultimate right wing zombie meme.
This time, it’s a North Carolina Republican congressional candidate, Dr. John Whitley, a neurosurgeon (if you can believe that).
How’d you like to have this guy working on your brain?
Anderson Cooper has an on-point commentary about Andrew Breitbart’s sleazy hit piece on Shirley Sherrod.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper talks with former Rudy Giuliani speechwriter John Avlon and political analyst Roland Martin about the absurd Arizona Birther bill, and the sheer insanity of the Birther movement.
Martin says Birthers are stupid, which is blunt but accurate.
And if you’d like to see an object example of how widespread this idiotic conspiracy delusion is on the right wing, and how many wingnuts refuse to drop it long after the issue was settled beyond any doubt, check out the hundreds of comments in this Hot Air thread.