Friday, August 23, 2013

Are Tea Baggers Racist?

Seriously. Does a bear shit in the woods? (Usually.) Is the Pope Catholic? (I think that's actually a requirement.) Yeah, maybe the Tea Party is just a wee bit racist. As in "Maybe the Ku Klux Klan has a problem with black people." And it's not just the Tea Party; it's wide swaths of America because, after all, we need somebody to blame our problems on. (But be of good cheer, black people! We're working on hating the Mexicans right now!)

So, anyway, here's some graphic proof: Cowgirl Up: Photo:

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

How Much Do We Spend on the Nonworking Poor? | Mother Jones

Your Crazy Uncle who Watches Fox comes at you with misinformation all the time, right? And your problem is that even though you know he's wrong, you never have the proper citation at your fingertips. Well, I'm here to help you solve that problem with handy links to actual facts and figures, compiled by highly competent and professional journalists. Just look for the tag "rebuttal." Here's the first in the series, from Kevin Drum, writing in Mother Jones magazine. Which, by the way, you subscribe to if you don't already.

How Much Do We Spend on the Nonworking Poor? | Mother Jones:

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Why Rash Lumbaugh is an Idiot. Part LXVII

You know how Republicans go out of their way to refer to the "Democrat" party? Right. And you know they do it just to be annoying, right? Kind of like school children taunting one another with crude variations on their names. Anyway, forget all that stuff about nouns and adjectives; that's not why they're wrong. They're merely juvenile. You call it the "Democratic Party" because that's its name. Calling it anything else, especially on purpose, is ignorant and childish and entirely worth of today's Republican party. Go read this piece: Names: What's wrong with the "Democrat Party" | The Economist: