Monday, November 29, 2010

See, This is Where Your Analysis Fails

Pam's House Blend:: American Family Association will not confront reason why its considered a hate group:

"You cannot continue to cry 'victim' when there is a paper trail showing you to be a bully."

Sure you can; in fact, you must. A persecution complex is essential to modern American fundamentalists.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Colorado GOPer Wants to Replace Tax Breaks for Farmers & Ranchers

Google Reader (21): "“We are the one industry that does not have the ability to pass the cost on. It’s one of the dilemmas in agriculture.”"

Darn. If only there was some way to form collective bargaining or maybe cooperative marketing organizations . . .

Thursday, November 11, 2010

David Corn Misses the Point About Earmarks

Tea Partiers vs. GOP on Earmarks: A Sucker's Debate:

"Earmarked funds represent a teeny percentage of the overall budget."

The point isn't that earmarks represent a minuscule percentage of the budget. It's that an earmark is more than enough to buy a politician.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Email. I Get Email

Fellow Patriot,
As you're all well-aware, we were unable to dethrone Harry Reid and get Obama's right-hand man out of Washington.
Desperate to save themselves in time for the next election, Obama's best supporters of Amnesty are doing EVERYTHING THEY CAN to advance the cause of Amnesty in order to gain millions of Latino votes by November 2012.
And we're fighting back!!!
Minuteman PAC is rallying Patriots across the country to petition Congress and to continue to show support for Anti-Amnesty Legislation.
AND, we here at Minuteman PAC are doing EVERYTHING WE CAN to see that the Amnesty hounds fail and that our borders are secured and our country and way of life are FINALLY protected!
After all your hard work and support to try and rid Washington of radical Obamnesty supporters,we have to keep fighting and we have to tell our Senators exactly what we think about Amnesty!
Minuteman PAC is firing a "shot across the bows" of every Member of the House and Senate.

I love the Minuteman PAC, and I want to meet its contributors. Those people have entirely too much money to give away, and I can't think of a more useless gesture than to send it to me. 

Seriously, if you're the sort of dim-witted paranoid that thinks "amnesty" is equal to automatic citizenship, there's not a lot you won't fall for. 

Maybe if I pretended to be a Nigerian prince...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Southern Colorado Tea Party Dreams On

No cakewalk for the Colorado Tea Party - The Pueblo Chieftain: Local:

"Bloedorn said last week's election was successful enough to recharge the Tea Party activists who started working together in 2009.
'We're not a political party — we're a movement,' he said. 'We're not going away and if the candidates we elected this week don't deliver on the promises they made to us, we'll replace them, too. The 2012 election is just around the corner.'"

Let's review the bidding: the Tea Party fielded about 150 candidates nationwide, and 2/3s of those were defeated. This includes such high profile names as Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Ken Buck and Carl Palodino. In effect, the Tea Party saved the Senate for Democrats.

Locally, the profoundly flawed Dan Maes retained his support from the SC Tea Party while more rational members defected to Tom Tancredo's quasi-independent run for Governor. SC Tea Party lost there, as well as in the success of Scott Tipton, who prevailed over TP-annointee Bob McConnell. And we haven't even broached the topic of the SCTP's investigation by the Secretary of State's office for allegations of campaign funding violations.

And with this record, SC Tea Party boss Bloeddorn threatens to do more of the same in 2012. Can't help but be seen as good news for progressives.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Douglas Bruce on Loss of 60, 61, and 101

Douglas Bruce: Voters were 'bamboozled' in anti-60, 61 and 101 campaign | douglas, bruce, colorado - Public Affairs - Colorado Springs Gazette, CO:

"People were just basically hypnotized and brainwashed"

Doug Bruce once again articulates his respect and admiration for the people of Colorado.

The Merger Context in Keith Olbermann's Suspension

MSNBC Suspends Keith Olbermann | The Nation: "Interesting take by Jeff Bercovici at Forbes:� 'Another question in all this is whether the looming acquisition of NBC Universal by Comcast played any role in [MSNBC�President Phil] Griffin’s response. Whether he was disparaging his colleagues in public or blurring the roles of anchor and commentator, Olbermann has always required a great deal of special care and handling, and Griffin has always been careful to give it to him.� But with the merger now facing a potentially difficult approval process in a Washington suddenly swarming with Republican lawmakers, NBC can hardly afford to be giving ammunition to its conservative critics.'"

Muslim Group Sues Okla. Over Sharia Ban |

Muslim Group Sues Okla. Over Sharia Ban |

"Estabrooks believes it is legitimate to say that “women are not treated equal with men” and Christians are threatened with death under Sharia."

Umm, yeah, lemme check with Pope Betty and Scott Roeder on that.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor: "After reading about the organ donation process and some of the testimonies at the Life Guardian Foundation website, I could never, ever agree to organ donation for any of my loved ones.� The organs are harvested while vital signs are intact, and therefore family/friends are not permitted to be with their loved one at the time of death or during the process of dying.�"

Let me get this straight: this pro-life fuckwit has now chosen, a priori, to withhold life-saving organs, condemning unknown numbers to continued disability and death, because of some irrational sentimentality.

Pro-choice! As long as it doesn't cost anything. Yeah, that's some commitment.

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