Yes, folks, climate change deniers really are this dense.
Yes, Rudy’s back, trying like hell to explain away his ugly remarks about President Obama and ending up sounding very, very incoherent.
Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and one-time presidential candidate, insisted that Obama doesn’t love the United States because he “doesn’t express a great love of this country” and criticizes the United States at home and abroad, an outlook on the U.S. that Giuliani tied to Obama’s upbringing.
“President Obama was brought up in an atmosphere in which he was taught to be a critic of America,” Giuliani said in a phone interview with CNN. “That is a distinction with prior American presidents.”
But still, Obama is patriotic even if he doesn’t love America, Giuliani said, pointing out that “there have been an awful lot of patriots who were critics.”
Giuliani’s definition of patriotism? “Someone who is dedicated to the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and the U.S. Constitution.
And while the former mayor said he believes Obama is committed to those principles and the constitution, he said he didn’t “detect” a love of country in Obama and “honestly” doesn’t know whether Obama does.
“Honestly, I don’t and you don’t know what he truly believes. I’m talking about the way that he expresses himself. I can’t tell you what’s within his heart,” Giuliani said.
Maybe Obama doesn’t have “as romantic a view” of the United States as past presidents, Giuliani suggested.
What does that even mean? He doesn’t love America but he’s a patriot but Rudy doesn’t know whether he loves America or not but he’s not romantic like other presidents but… wha?
Oh, but he isn’t finished blathering yet…
“There’s a real attempt to make it a racial criticism. It has nothing to do with race,” Giuliani said, pointing out that “he was brought up by the way by a white mother and white grandparents.”
Since Obama was raised by a white mother and grandparents, that means Rudy Giuliani can’t possibly be a racist?
Is there a planet somewhere in the galaxy on which this makes some kind of sense? Good freaking grief.
For years, the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, has been barking at the moon that President Obama is solely responsible for high gasoline prices. Just a few examples out of dozens (possibly hundreds — I don’t have time to count them all):
Gas Prices More Than Double Under Obama… State-Run Media Couldn’t Care Less
Obama’s War on the Middle Class: Gas Prices Double - Incomes Drop - Jobs Killed
Confirmed: Obama’s Policies Have Contributed to Record High Gas Prices
Obama Hits the Gas - Prices Double in Just Three Years Due to His Failed & Insane Policies
Thanks to Democrats… Gas Prices Could Top $5 a Gallon This Year
Grim Milestone… Gas Prices Soar Under Obama - Worse Than Carter
Soaring Gas Prices Cause Obama’s Approval Rating to Plummet
And of course, the inevitable “Thanks Obama” post:
Not that it’s hypocritical or anything — OK, it’s insanely hypocritical — but now that gas prices are at their lowest in years, we find the DMOTI singing a very different tune:
Only a few months after banning oil drilling in Bristol Bay in Alaska, and a few days from pushing to ban oil drilling in an Alaskan wild life refuge, President Obama has decided that cheap gas prices are somehow because of him.
On Friday, President Obama told a crowd at the Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis that people were saving a lot of money at that gas pump so “You’re Welcome” (video below):
“A lot of families have been saving a lot of money at the gas pump which is putting smiles on folks faces. And (Crowd laughs) No, You’re Welcome.”
The absolute gall of the President for taking credit for something he honestly doesn’t support, and is not responsible for, is mind numbing.
Question for Jim Hoft (not that he’ll answer it): don’t you realize we can still see what you wrote about gas prices in the past?
(Note: after having a public falling out with Chuck C. Johnson over his vicious attack on a Tea Party heroine, Hoft is using one of Johnson’s YouTube videos in this post without credit. Wingnuts do the darndest things!)
Presented without comment.
How much money do you think we'd have to raise to find some man who will admit to having had sex with Barack Obama?
(Disclaimer: Chuck C. Johnson is NOT ME.)
You may recall former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s absurd stories about her computer being hacked by the Post Office. I had some comments about her laughable claims last November.
Well, today the Justice Department’s Inspector General released a report on their investigation, and imagine my surprise: Justice Department’s IG Report Disputes Attkisson’s Computer-Intrusion Allegations.
Many of the allegations made by former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson regarding alleged computer intrusions by the U.S. government are disputed in a report by the Justice Department’s inspector general. “The OIG’s investigation was not able to substantiate the allegations that Attkisson’s computers were subject to remote intrusion by the FBI, other government personnel, or otherwise,” reads the inspector general’s report.
In her book “Stonewalled,” Attkisson had issued a wide-ranging set of claims — that her CBS News work computers and her personal computer had been hacked, that a strange wire was found hanging from the cable TV/broadband box outside of her home and that her phone service went fuzzy. The inspector general’s report found that the cable in question was a “common” cable used by Attkisson’s broadband provider. Here’s how the report sums up the situation:
Lastly, Attkisson reported to the OIG that a “suspicious” cable was attached to her Internet Service Provider’s connection box installed on her house. She opined to the OIG that perhaps this cable was being used to “tap” her house. Further investigation by the OIG revealed that the cable was a common cable used by the provider and could not be used to monitor or otherwise affect the phone or internet service at her residence.
And in response to Attkisson’s videotape of an alleged hacker deleting content from her computer screen, the report says that the activity was caused by “the back space key being stuck.”
And that last conclusion is exactly what I said in my post. (Because it’s obvious.)
Here it is, folks — the hit piece on Dana Loesch Chuck C. Johnson has been threatening to post all day; he finally worked up the guts to go through with it: BUSTED: The Real Dana Loesch: A Hypocrite and a Fraud Lying About Andrew Breitbart and Me.
Hilariously, this whole brouhaha was started when Chuck and Dana got in a pissing match over who was really the inheritor of dead Andrew Breitbart’s “legacy.”
Yes, that’s right — they’re squabbling over who’s the sleaziest bottom feeder of them all. Pardon me while I put on some more popcorn. Can they both win?
Even by Sarah Palin’s already low standards, this speech is extraordinarily incoherent and scattered. I’ve seen a lot of her speeches (do not pity me, it is my job), and I can’t remember a more garbled, deeply weird performance from Caribou Barbie.
Ted’s drunk on freedom, Huck’s drunk on derp.
After Huckabee slammed the President for letting his daughters listen to the “toxic mental poison” of Beyoncé’s music (which he later compared to buying a 12-year-old a stripper pole), comedian Jon Stewart confronted Huckabee on air about a time when he played the bawdy song “Cat Scratch Fever” with firearm enthusiast Ted Nugent on national television.
In an interview published Wednesday by the Christian Post, Huckabee said he thought Nugent had performed a tamer version of the song.
“First of all, Ted changed the lyrics pretty dramatically when he sang it on the stage that time,” Huckabee told the Christian Post.
Video of the broadcast shows that Nugent did not dial back the sexual content of the song, which included such lines as “I make the pussy purr with the stroke of my hand.”
In fact, in a moment of improvisation on “Huckabee,” Nugent did appear to change some lyrics in the chorus, belting, at 8:00 in the video below: “I like to scratch that…” The word that follows is unclear.