Archives for February 2012

Tar Sands Oil is Really Bad Stuff

A former high school classmate of mine, Pam Bullock -- who, unlike me, seems hardly to have aged at all in the 27 years since we graduated -- writes on her blog about the Keystone XL pipeline. She writes, in part: … [Read more...]

Santorum: Too Crazy Even For Republicans

Rick Santorum's repulsive pandering to stupid voters by bashing colleges as "indoctrination" mills and calling Obama a "snob" for thinking kids should have the opportunity to go to college has even his fellow Republicans crying foul. At the National Governors Association meeting, no one would defend him at all. … [Read more...]

Greta on God’s Baffling Decisions

Someone on Facebook linked to a 5 year old post by Greta Christina about something that really annoys me as well, the claim by anyone who is fortunate in any way that God is blessing them and looking out for them. She begins with the example of a man who narrowly missed out on a tragic accident: … [Read more...]

WikiLeaks Exposes Private CIA

WikiLeaks has released about 5 million emails from a company called Stratfor, which appears to operate as essentially a private CIA for governments and corporations around the world. Here is some of what they say is in those emails: … [Read more...]

FL Bill Would Drug Test All State Employees

Not content to force suspicion-free drug testing on everyone who gets public assistance in the state of Florida, now the Republican legislators want to drug test all state employees -- except themselves, of course, because that would violate their rights. … [Read more...]

Tea Partiers Lap Up Anti-Education Rhetoric

Despite being justifiably mocked for his simplistic demagoguery, Rick Santorum continues to push his anti-education position and claim that Obama is trying to indoctrinate people by making college more accessible for them. TPM interviews people at a Tea Party rally in Michigan where he spoke on the subject and finds them lapping it up: … [Read more...]

Obama Wants FISA Amendment Challenge Dismissed

The Obama DOJ is being asked to dismiss a challenge to the 2008 FISA amendments, which were supported by Obama despite his threat to filibuster the bill, on standing grounds. There's a great FARK headline for this: "The GOP's conundrum: Created by Bush, so it's good. Wait, it's supported by Obama, so it's bad. Crap, the ACLU is against it so it has to be good." … [Read more...]

‘Psychic’ Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

A Colorado woman who defrauded her clients of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced to five years in prison last week. A local TV station in Denver has a full report: … [Read more...]

Pope Palpatine No Like Artificial Insemination

Pope Palpatine I continued his courageous struggle to remain firmly rooted in the 19th century by telling those who have used artificial insemination to have children that they're arrogant for not just resigning themselves to the fate God had in store for them: … [Read more...]

Santorum: Romney is the 99%

It's standard operating procedure in politics to try to paint one's opponents in the most negative ways you possibly can, but sometimes those attempts are just laughable -- like when Republicans try to paint Obama as a terrorist-loving appeaser. But now they're turning those rhetorical big guns on one another. Did you know that Mitt Romney is part of the Occupy Wall Street movement? Rick Santorum does. … [Read more...]

Bryan Fischer Award Nominee: Gail Gitcho

The Bryan Fischer Award is given to those who exhibit psychological projection on a mind-blowing scale. Gail Gitcho, a spokesman for Mitt Romney, gives us a spectacular example of this in an email sent to reporters in Michigan: … [Read more...]

Santorum Loved College in 2006

Talking Points Memo catches Rick Santorum in an obvious contradiction, bashing Obama for wanting more people to go to college in order to "indoctrinate" them while he was running in 2006 on a platform of increasing access to college for more people. … [Read more...]