Archive for December 9, 2009

Republicans Will Embarrass the United States in Copenhagen

You think President Obama’s bow to the emperor of Japan was an embarrassment?  You ain’t seen nothin’ yet: U.S. Republicans [R-Fools] Vow to Rain on Copenhagen Parade:

Republican lawmakers critical of efforts to battle climate change said they would fly next week to the Copenhagen summit to undercut President Barack Obama’s promises of strong US action.

Members of Congress’ minority party vowed to highlight a scandal over leaked emails from leading climate scientists which they said backed their suspicions that the global warming threat was overblown and too costly to act on.

Get ready to bury your head in a pillow but simultaneously to search international websites for news about how it goes.  It won’t be pretty.

December 9, 2009 at 11:13 PM 1 comment

Fox News Repeatedly Uses the Word “Holiday” on its Websites

One would think that after years of leading the charge in the  so-called “war on Christmas,” Fox “News” would search its hypocritical soul a bit — just a bit, mind you — and ban the use of the word “holiday” on its websites.  But no:

December 4, 2009:  Lower right hand corner:  “Holiday Treatment for Vets’ Graves:”

December 7, 2008:  Lower right hand corner:  “Economy Sends Holidays Back to Future:”

December 8, 2009:  A promo for “FNCiMag.com:

December 9, 2009 at 10:40 PM Leave a comment

Oh My F’ing God — The Wingers Are Freaking Over White House Cookies

Three minutes after posting the Tweet of the Day (two posts below), about the corporate media’s willingness to amplifying GOP hissy fits, I mosey on over to Fox and lo and behold, here’s their newest one and it is absolutely fu*king ridiculous:

Click on the graphic and you go to this:  White House’s Acorn Cookies Surprises [Sic] Republican Lawmaker.

How long before this is the top story on CNN and MSNBC?

December 9, 2009 at 6:41 PM Leave a comment

Vote for Lie of the Year

At PolitiFact (they’ve got some doozies).

December 9, 2009 at 6:25 PM Leave a comment

Tweet of the Day

Even though it’s a couple days old, this from Atrios:

So true.  And it’s been going on for years…

December 9, 2009 at 6:23 PM Leave a comment

It Must Be Christmas

I just saw an ad for a Chia pet.

December 9, 2009 at 5:25 PM Leave a comment

The Right’s Answer to George Soros (But Worse)

Meet the Billionaire Brothers Funding the Right-Wing War on Obama.

December 9, 2009 at 3:24 PM Leave a comment

Break Time

Pantone, the company that specializes in “knowing” which colors will or will not be popular at any given time, announced yesterday that the 2010 color of the year will be “PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise:”

Yuck.  It’s ugly.

December 9, 2009 at 3:11 PM Leave a comment

Obama Closes the Deal on the Sale of His Soul to Big PhARMA

One Word:  Disgusting.  Another:  Betrayal.

Barack Obama campaigned on an explicit promise to support legislation allowing Americans to purchase lower-priced, FDA-approved prescription drugs from other countries. On the campaign, he rightly rejected the drug industry’s red herring argument that prescription drugs in places like Canada and Europe are unsafe.

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A proposal to enable the importation of cheaper prescription drugs could endanger the U.S. medicine supply and would be difficult to implement, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday… The Obama administration’s declaration on the eve of the vote could derail the amendment…

I’m vacillating between being furious and being really depressed.

December 9, 2009 at 1:57 PM Leave a comment

Conservative Site Rips Sarah Palin’s WaPo Op-Ed

The “liberal” Washington Post published an op-ed by Sarah Palin today.  In it, Palin urges President Obama to ignore the science supporting global warming (because, after all, it’s bogus) and to cancel his trip to Copenhagen.

As is usually the case with Palin, “this one-woman factory of stupid” has no idea what she’s talking about, which the conservative site Little Green Footballs so clearly point out.

December 9, 2009 at 11:47 AM Leave a comment

35% of Republicans Want to Impeach Obama

And, according to Public Policy Polling, 20% of all voters want to impeach him:

Finally 20% of voters, including 35% of Republicans, support impeaching Obama for his actions so far. I’m not clear exactly what ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ they are using to justify that position but there may be a certain segment of voters on both the right and the left these days that simply think the President doing things they don’t agree with is grounds for removal from office.

Check out the data. There’s some interesting stuff in there.

December 9, 2009 at 11:03 AM Leave a comment

The Dumbing Down is Complete

People talk about how the media is dumbing down our society, as if it’s a work in progress.  Looks to me like the mission has been accomplished.  This is the most-read story on FoxNews.com right now:

December 9, 2009 at 10:10 AM Leave a comment


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