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Articles from March 2012

Actually Rick, We Preferred “Bluh”

Remember back in January, when Rick Santorum denied saying “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money?” He said afterwards that he hadn’t said “black” at all, but “bluh.” Well… Rick Santorum: We know what the candidate Barack Obama was like == anti-war, government nig, uh, the America […]

“You’re Going to Kill Me.”

Not only was Chamberlain an ex-marine, he was an ex-corrections officer. He was not naïve about law enforcement.

Romney Thinks the Healthcare Issue is a Game and the Chronically Uninsured are Just a Bunch of Cheaters

Jay Leno: I know people who could not get insurance up until this Obamacare, and now they’re covered with pre-existing conditions. And children also. It seems like children and people with pre-existing conditions should be covered. Mitt Romney: Well, people who have been continuously insured, let’s say someone’s had a job for awhile, been insured, […]

Preview of Rick Santorum’s “Obamaville” (Caution. Poss Spoilers)

As a longtime fan of horror, I’m fascinated by “Obamaville,” the movie trailer/ad put recently out by Rick Santorum’s campaign. It’s got a little M. Night Shyamalan, a little Stephen King, a dash of Chick Comics, and a touch of the live action trailer for Skyrim. A hushed, slightly gravel-voiced narrator reminiscent of Rod Serling […]

It’s About Killing Doctors

From The Life Defense Act contains two parts. The first would require doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital near where they perform abortions, while the second would require the Department of Health to release more information on abortions, including the name of the doctor who performed the procedure and demographics about the […]

The Class Divide Widens Just a Bit More

Michael Lind, Salon: Nearly all the airlines now allow well-heeled passengers to pay for the privilege of cutting ahead of the rest of us at the TSA checkpoint. At many airline checkpoints there are two lines. The long line looks like America; the short line is made up mostly of affluent white men. Did we […]


Brian Kilmeade: You could also say Mitt Romney started with nothing, he didn’t get an inheritance from his dad, he was living in a two-room apartment when he got started, so he can relate. Yeah, I suppose you could say that, inasmuch as it’s physically possible to form the words with your mouth. Mediaite points […]

Trayvon Martin: the “Hypothetical” who shouldn’t have become real

NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer on the concerns raised about Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law, 5/12/2005: We saw a parade of hypotheticals by those who opposed this… What’s important is the message it sends, and that’s, ‘don’t attack me.’ One of the things I remember vividly about the advent of the Reagan era, was the extent […]

Cognitive Dissonance in the News

Greenwell Springs Pastor Dennis Terry introducing Rick Santorum: I’m tired of people telling us, as Christians that we can’t force our beliefs, or we can’t no longer pray in public. I’m, listen to me, if you don’t love America and you don’t like the way we do things, I got one thing to say. (shouting) […]

More on the War on Language

Paula Smith, seller of an anti-Obama bumper-sticker that invokes the word “Nigger”: According to the dictionary [the N word] does not mean black. It means a low down, lazy, sorry, low down person. That’s what the N word means. Well, after all, “torture” has been redefined. The right wing drive to redefine “racist” has not […]