Inside the majestic building housing the Supreme Court of the United States (truly a gorgeous building), the Justices yesterday ruled that the 35-foot buffer zone around an abortion clinic “violated protestors’ freedom of speech”. Outside that same building, the exclusion zone for protestors is 250 feet.
Limbaugh Attacks Fox’s Brit Hume And “Fox News Leadership” Over Immigration Reform
NRA’s Ted Nugent: Eric Cantor Practices Nazi-Style Politics
Headlines today at Media Matters.
Posted in Cable News, irony, Media, Politics, Right wing talk machine, talk radio, The Daily Rush
Tagged FOX News, irony, Limbaugh, Media, Politics, right wing noise, Ted Nugent
Thank The Dear Elvis this guy didn’t shoot Antoinette – she was needed elsewhere.
A Republican state senator from Arkansas who is leading a legislative committee on the subject of giving guns to school teachers accidentally shot a teacher during an “active shooter” drill earlier this year, the local paper of record has uncovered.
State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson put forward a proposal in the wake of last December’s mass shooting event at Sandy Hook Elementary School that would allow law enforcement officials to deputize teachers and other staff members, effectively putting them in charge of school safety.
Oh Democrats my Democrats.
Just like that turtle in a slow boil pot of water (is that the right metaphor?), you never noticed when you capitulated. You now use in blithe ignorance words specifically designed to insult you. Words designed by a morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout, indicted drug offender and now iconic standard-bearer of the conservative movement. Words like:
- LIBERAL MEDIA: In debate coverage, on bleeding MSNBC, I heard liberal pundits automatically refer to the ‘liberal media’. They’ve not only accepted but are now employing the very label assigned them by the morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug offender, a label he invented and employed over decades to discredit, denigrate and insult you. Throughout, if you even bothered to defend, your arguments were weak. “No we’re not” doesn’t do it. (Exception is Eric Alterman’s 2003 meticulously researched book What Liberal Media? – hurry, only two left at Amazon!). So you failed and now a good part of the country assume media to be liberal; they even believe that outlets like the broadcast networks exhibit bias in their vapid little 19 minutes a night of ‘news’. Well done, Rush; fail, Dems.
- DEMOCRAT PARTY: Same thing. The morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug criminal began some years ago saying “Democrat Party” instead of “Democratic Party”. Again an insult, meant to strip from the party’s name any suggestion that it stood for a democratic ideal or even process. You’ve no doubt heard it from Rush: Dems now say it too.
- OBAMACARE: This one only took about five minutes. As soon as the morbidly obese, four times married, college dropout and indicted drug offender invented the name, it was universally adopted because, after all, it’s so much easier to say than Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
3-0. Three-zip. As Mr. Jackson said “wake the f**k up!”
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Tagged Altercation, Democratic Party, Eric Alterman, irony, language, liberal media, Media, morbidly obese, Obamacare, Politics, rush limbaugh
Thanks to friend Ed . . . from David Letterman last night:
A hurricane headed directly for the Republicans, more proof that … God is a woman.
Posted in 2012 Elections, climate, feminism, Florida, humor, Politics
Tagged Florida convention, hurricane Imogene, hurricanes, irony, Politics, religion, RNC Convention, Tampa
The real Dark Knight
In what may be the most breathtaking turn-it-on-its -head moment in political rhetoric, Rush Limbaugh on Wednesday claimed that the Obama campaign and all Democrats and all the pollsters and all the media are conspiring to suppress the Republican vote.
Here’s how it works. Diabolical pollsters ask questions in a dishonest fashion designed to show Obama leading. The media publish and pushes that narrative. The campaign seizes upon this (of course they’re actually behind it but that’s hidden behind an impenetrable veil of secrecy financed by George Soros and Warren Buffet) and it gloats. All of this combines to discourage Romney voters who are made to think there’s just no point in voting since Obama is sure to win.
Presto! Voter suppression.
He’s a marvel he is.
Posted in 2012 Elections, elections, Media, Obama, Politics, Right wing talk machine, Romney, talk radio, The Daily Rush
Tagged Democrats, elections, irony, Media, Politics, polling, right wing noise machine, Romney, rush limbaugh, talk radio
If seeking medical help for hallucinations or delusions, I think this is exactly what I’d want to see. Exactly.
Liz is a chip off the old block, she is.
“I think, in fact, what President Obama is doing is something that America’s enemies–the Taliban, al Qaeda–have been unable to do, which is to decimate the fighting capability of this nation . . .” – Liz Cheney
Damn that Obama! Wonder if Liz knows that today is the 76th day of the 11th year of the War in Afghanistan.
Posted in Afghanistan, Cable News, Cheney, Iraq War, irony, Obama, Politics, Right wing talk machine
Tagged FOX News, irony, Liz Cheney, Media, Obama, Politics
Yesterday I took my car to the Jiffy Clean. First time in ages; a bit of a treat. I chose yesterday because the weatherman told me ‘no rain in sight this week’. And because I believed him.
Usually my car lives in a carport; at present however, the carport is being used as the staging area for the reorganization going on inside the house. But that’s fine because the weatherman told me ‘no rain in sight this week’ and I believed him.
So naturally it’s raining this morning. Not a strong steady rain which would be fine; instead it’s that weak sister that’s barely a drizzle. The kind with big slow drops that you can almost hear as they individually land on the car, there to sit till they evaporate. And the car will dry with spots all over it. And this happened because the weatherman told me ‘no rain in sight this week’. And because I believed him.
The convergence of these events do have an upside. I guess my life is headed back to normal.
MONROE, Ohio – A six-story
statue of Jesus Christ was struck by lightning and burned to the ground, leaving only a blackened steel skeleton and pieces of foam that were scooped up by curious onlookers Tuesday.
Hey, Pat Robertson! You want to ‘splain what awful sin got Jesus to destroy himself?