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This year, once again, CPAC has banned gay conservative group GOProud from attending, while accepting the sponsorship of a white nationalist hate group, so nothing has changed. But then, that’s the whole point of being a conservative, isn’t it?
I went to their website to check the schedule, but here’s what appears when you click the “Agenda” tab:
But here’s the lineup for today (some of these loons have already ranted as I write this):
8:40a - Dr. Ben Carson
9:00a - Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)
1:00p - Gov. Chris Christie (NJ)
1:20p - Carly Fiorina
1:40p - Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas)
5:00p - Gov. Scott Walker (Wisconsin)
5:20p - Gov. Bobby Jindal (Louisiana)
5:40p - Gov. Sarah Palin (Alaska)
Nevada Republican assemblywoman Michelle Fiore, last seen at LGF when she said “hot little girls” on campus need guns to protect themselves against rapists, is telling her constituents tonight that cancer is a fungus that can be flushed out with salt water and baking soda.
Yes, she really said that. This is your Republican Party in 2015.
In other news, Ron Paul is still a racist: Ron Paul: Black Caucus Only Against War Because They Want That Money for Food Stamps.
“I was always annoyed with it in Congress because we had an anti-war unofficial group, a few libertarian Republicans and generally the Black Caucus and others did not—they are really against war because they want all of that money to go to food stamps for people here,” Ron Paul told Lew Rockwell in early February during a discussion on sanctions.
Fox Anchor Describes Lady Gaga’s Music With Racial Slur - Jim Hoft and Commenters Think It’s Hilarious
So last night following the Oscars, this happened: Ohio Fox Anchor Calls Lady Gaga’s Music ‘Jigaboo’ in Front of Black Colleague.
Kristi Capel then claimed on Twitter that she didn’t know what the word meant.
Is that credible? Difficult to believe — but possible, given the fact that people like Capel don’t get hired by Fox for their intelligence or journalistic experience.
But you can bet that the Stupidest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft, knew exactly what it meant when he posted this today: VIDEO — Ohio News Anchor on Oscars: All That “Jigaboo Music” | the Gateway Pundit
Well, here’s one opinion.
Kristi Capel from FOX8 in Ohio critiqued Lady Gaga’s performance at the Oscars last night.
“You couldn’t really hear her voice with all that ‘jigaboo’ music, that ‘jigaboo’ whatever you want to call it.”
Capel represented Missouri in the Miss USA pageant in 2006.
And Jim’s readers took it from there. Warning: these comments are so appalling, I’ve hidden them by default. Don’t click the button if you’re not prepared to see the right wing at its absolute worst.
the list goes on
Uh oh. Al and Eric, and all the racist chiggers are buying matches and gasoline in Ohio, as we speak.
“J-word” > “N-word”??
My favorite word is “Chigger”. That said, they make me itch something terrible.
Better to lose your job than surrender your freedom. STAND!!!
The media seems to think every thing must be accompanied by vile, screeching, wall of sound, garbage in the background. Unfortunately the background noise overpowers what you want conveyed.
And yes, jigaboo music, accurately describes the unstructured, jungle music which has contaminated the music scene.
Well she accurately described the music. But thanks to PC, Cultural Marxism actually, it is more important to limit free speech than to offend someone with the TRUTH.
OMG! This is worse than ISIS, worse than Hitler! Quick, call up the Just Us Brothers Jesse & Al for absolution and to be shriven of your political incorrectness (for a fee of course).
Another switch-hitting Italian attention whore of moderate talent.
Don’t apologize Krisit, you were right the first time girl!
ROFL. I haven’t laughed so hard in a great while. Jigaboo music, classic. Resist we much.
Back in Vietnam, we called the SPLIBS.
Just calling a spade a spade the way I see it!!
I think she should apologize for using the wrong terminology.
The CORRECT terminology would be “ignorant, no-talent junglebunny, sh!tskin noise.”
Huge news on the climate change front, as one of the main climate change-denying scientist’s highly lucrative links to the fossil fuel industry are exposed: Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for a Doubtful Climate Scientist.
For years, politicians wanting to block legislation on climate change have bolstered their arguments by pointing to the work of a handful of scientists who claim that greenhouse gases pose little risk to humanity.
One of the names they invoke most often is Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, a scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics who claims that variations in the sun’s energy can largely explain recent global warming. He has often appeared on conservative news programs, testified before Congress and in state capitals, and starred at conferences of people who deny the risks of global warming.
But newly released documents show the extent to which Dr. Soon’s work has been tied to funding he received from corporate interests.
He has accepted more than $1.2 million in money from the fossil-fuel industry over the last decade while failing to disclose that conflict of interest in most of his scientific papers. At least 11 papers he has published since 2008 omitted such a disclosure, and in at least eight of those cases, he appears to have violated ethical guidelines of the journals that published his work.
The documents show that Dr. Soon, in correspondence with his corporate funders, described many of his scientific papers as “deliverables” that he completed in exchange for their money. He used the same term to describe testimony he prepared for Congress.
This is the exact same strategy the tobacco industry used for years to spread disinformation about smoking. And in many cases, it’s the very same people and organizations spreading disinformation about climate change.
Yes, Scott Walker is now going there: Walker Says He Is Unaware Whether Obama Is a Christian.
Told that Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith, Walker maintained that he was not aware of the president’s religion.
“I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,” Walker said, his voice calm and firm. “I’ve never asked him that,” he added. “You’ve asked me to make statements about people that I haven’t had a conversation with about that. How [could] I say if I know either of you are a Christian?”
“To me this is a classic example of why people hate Washington and increasingly they dislike the press,” he said. “The things they care about don’t even remotely come close to what you’re asking about.”
Does anyone believe Walker has never heard Obama talk about his Christianity? He apparently thinks he can fool people into thinking he isn’t pandering to the far right base of Fox News-indoctrinated clones — the base that thinks Obama hates America and is a secret Muslim sympathizer. He’s attacking the media for asking this question because he knows that always plays well with the wingnut crowd.
Walker clearly knows he’s going to need the support of these people when he runs for president, because that’s what the conservative movement has become.
As if to prove my point, here’s who Scott Walker was pandering to:
I don’t think Barack Obama is a Christian. He certainly is not one in any meaningful way.
If you’ve watched right wing politics at all, Rudy Giuliani’s latest statements will come as no surprise — now he’s painting himself as a persecuted victim after his ugly comments that President Obama “doesn’t love America.”
The former New York mayor told CNN on Friday that the majority of the calls about his remarks have been supportive, including from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a likely 2016 Republican presidential candidate.
But Giuliani also said that his office secretary had reported receiving death threats since POLITICO first published his remarks late Wednesday night. Giuliani didn’t tell CNN if he had alerted police to those calls, and a New York Police Department spokeswoman contacted Saturday said it is department policy not to release any information about potential victims.
“Conservative intellectual” (and convicted felon) Dinesh D’Souza is going for our Horrible Right Wing Tweet of the Day award again, with that blatant racism he knows the right wing base gobbles up like noxious candy.
Where on earth could I have gotten the association of Obama with the “cool man” ghetto pose? pic.twitter.com/VbABSlktw3
As David Corn and Daniel Schulman report, Bill O’Reilly Has His Own Brian Williams Problem — and it makes Williams look like a piker when it comes to lying about war zone experiences. Because nobody denies that Williams was actually there in Iraq, but O’Reilly apparently made up entire stories about being in combat zones that were completely untrue.
Just go read it; the lies are exhaustively documented. But I’ll go out on a limb and predict Fox News will do absolutely nothing about it.
Bill O’Reilly says a new Mother Jones report alleging that the Fox News host made false claims about his Falklands War experience is “a piece of garbage” and that its principal author, David Corn, is “a liar.”
In a telephone interview with the On Media blog, O’Reilly called Corn a “despicable guttersnipe” who has been trying to take him down “for years.”
“It’s a hit piece,” O’Reilly said. “Everything I said about what I reported in South and Central America is true. Everything.”
“I was not on the Falkland Islands and I never said I was. I was in Buenos Aires… In Buenos Aires we were in a combat situation after the Argentines surrendered.”
As he writes in The No Spin Zone, O’Reilly was in Buenos Aires when thousands of Argentines took to the streets to protest the military junta for surrendering to the Brits. O’Reilly says that the Army shot into the crowd. (Corn and his colleague Daniel Schulman say this was not war action.)
“It was clear that I did not say I was in the Falkland Islands. I’ve done myriad interviews over the years and I never said that,” O’Reilly told On Media.
“Yesterday I checked in with [Fox News spokesperson] Dana Klinghoffer, and said, ‘if I have questions about a personality is it best to direct them to you?’ She said yes. So this morning at 8:30 I sent them a detailed list of questions — a dozen or more questions — with all the individual quotes and citations that the piece reports. I asked them to explain O’Reilly’s comments and to explain contradictions between what he said and the public record. And, to make things easier for Fox News, I added links wherever possible,” Corn said.
“I presented all these quotes and assertions that he made at 8:30 a.m. Then I started calling at 9 a.m. to make sure my email had been received,” Corn continued. “I called Dana about four times today, left voicemails, and sent her two follow-up emails, asking that she get back to me by 3 p.m. That would give them most of the day to respond, which seemed fair and balanced to me.”
“When I had nothing from Dana, I sent [Fox News Executive Vice President] Bill Shine an email alerting him that I’d sent this email to Dana and even said that if they needed more time, I would try to accomodate them. I never heard back from Bill and I never heard back from Dana —- so at about 5:30, I published the piece.”
Corn said that O’Reilly’s refusal to comment ahead of publication demonstrated that he would rather hide behind name calling than address the allegations in his report.
“Rather than calling anyone a liar or a guttersnipe, he had ample opportunity to deal with the facts of this case. He elected not to, and instead engaged in name calling,” Corn said. “He chose not to address the issue, he chose to throw mud. And I would say that his right to impugn others ought to be diminished until he answers the basic questions about his statements.”