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New Years Eve Weekly News Round Up

Katie Halper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper


Glenn Beck Mocks Fire Victims, Reaches New Depths of Awfulness

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bob Cesca

A matter of days after losing everything they owned, including their home, their pets -- everything -- and all because of a delinquent $75 fee, Gene Cranick and his family were excoriated and teased by multimillionaire celebrity televangelist Glenn Beck.

Kyoto's Carbon Offsetting Moves from Tragedy to Farce

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has long been known to be a honey pot of carbon credit income for cheating project developers. ...

Americans Simply Don't Do Sacrifice Anymore

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Instead of prayer, the president could have asked us all in his address to make sacrifices towards the goal of weaning ourselves off of fossil fuels. It wouldn't have hurt. But it would have been mostly ignored.

The Tea Party Is All About Race, Part 2

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Republicans will readily admit that trying to win over black voters has been a lost cause since LBJ, so why not exploit that loss by playing to white racial bias and thus locking down larger chunks of the white vote?

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

Don't tell me that nontroversy doesn't matter. With nearly as many Americans approving of Palin as Obama, nontroversy really, really matters.

Hope, Change and The Long Road: One Year Later

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

It's been exactly one year since Barack Obama was elected, and it's becoming increasingly clear that the president hasn't fixed the whole world yet. Then again, he never promised such a thing.

The Twisted and Dangerous Republican Record on Terrorism

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

We all understand that Americans have a short attention span, and an even shorter memory, but the Republicans are really counting on it as they exploit the post-underpants bomber freakout.

The Impeachment of President Obama

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

I've been following the Republican descent into the realms of the bizarre for some time now, and I'm convinced that if they retook Congress the Republicans might try to impeach the president.

Reading The Pictures: Teabaggers' Subliminal Death Message

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-09-15-shawpic.jpgThe wingnuts don't consistently merge health care reform with Obama's name just because it's catchy.

Reading The Pictures: .38 More Ways to Counter the Teabaggers?

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-08-25-38_healthreform.jpgWe now have this example of a pro-reform demonstrator appearing at a weekend tea party protest packing heat.

Malkin and Fox News Are Stalking Children Again

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The right-wing satellite of crazy has evolved from being a silly assembly of sore losers to a dangerous posse -- a rabble of misinformed cranks who have no problem targeting children.

Reading The Pictures: Grandma Must Die!

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shaw

2009-08-12-shaw_obamacare.jpgHonestly, the whole "Death Panel" thing was so "out there," it didn't resonate with me until I came across this Newscom photo today.

A Message To America's Wingnuts: Hey, Slow Down! (VIDEO)

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

Summertime and the Republicans are crazy. I mean, literally crazy in a way that usually gets people kicked off public transportation.

Keep Your Goddamn Government Hands Off My Medicare!

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Senior citizens disrupting town halls are participating in a corporate lobbyist-driven campaign to prevent the rest of us from acquiring the same affordable, reliable public health care they enjoy.

Reading The Pictures: Palin Proud To Be Trash

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2009-07-05-sarahp.jpgIf you haven't seen this before, it's because the image, like Palin herself, is radioactive.

Does A Nation of Ninnies Need A Nanny?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

What's the difference between an overly bubbly housing market and sugary carbonated beverages? Both appeal to our infantile desire for instant gratification.

Are Some Top Republicans Conceding Obama's Second Term?

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} Any list of potential 2012 Republican Presidential candidates can be broken down into the die-hard win...

Sharing Tea Bags with Right Wing Extremists

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Whether intentional or not, the talkers and bloggers who appear to be driving the post-Bush crazy train have opened up the conservative tent to some pretty unsavory and dangerous characters.

Conspiracy Theory Conservatism

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

Should it come to pass that conspiracy theory conservatism wins out once and for all over Goldwater conservatism, the Republican Party will be doomed, broken, kaput.

Take The Right Seriously, Please

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

The right may appear to be crazy -- and they are -- but this doesn't mean it isn't going to work. Let me explain. In another life I was involved in direct mail -- I learned a lot.

The Incredible Lightness of Being Sarah Palin

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Cutbirth

Palin will throw mud with impunity, then in the tradition of Agnew, Dole and Quayle yell "double standard" and "bias reporting" when she is called on it.

An Equal and Opposite Reaction

Chez Pazienza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

Would some on the American far-right -- who've had it psychically drilled into them that liberals are to blame for all their ills -- be capable of murder?