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Saturday was the long-awaited Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear in Washington D.C., and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert did not disappoint.

via The Funniest Signs From The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear! (PHOTOS)

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Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up,according to new research from the University of California, San Diego,and Harvard University.  Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4. The study’sauthors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views.

via University of California – UC Newsroom | Researchers find a ‘liberal gene’

C&T: My  mostly Republican family will be shocked to learn my liberal left-wing views may be “biological”… that being said, if it IS biological, I may indeed be the milkman’s child.

Thx to julieg for the link!

While much of the 2010 election is focused on the economy, there’s another issue quietly simmering which underscores a shift in the Republican Party: abortion. Specifically, an increasing number of GOP candidates — especially ones receiving heavy support from the Tea Party movement — not only oppose abortion, but want to bar women who have been victims of rape or incest from having access to the procedure.

via As Palin Goes, So Goes The GOP: Growing Number Of Candidates Oppose Abortion In Cases Of Rape, Incest

C&T: I’m speechless.  Bar women who have been victims of rape or incest from having an abortion?  Have they finally lost their collective mind?  Yes, “mind”.  Singular.  And I think I might be exaggerating.  Truly ugly misogyny, approved by the GOP.  WTF. 

“I’m a ‘Christian’ sez one…’God will intercede.’ 

I say: “Go fuck yourself.  Tell that to someone who’s poor, desperate and at the end of their emotional rope.  Or someone the victim of rape or incest.  Why didn’t your God intercede when THAT was going on?  Not gonna get into the “free will” debate.  But I would like to point out it does work both ways.  Either God “intercedes” or he doesn’t.  Can’t have God intercede only when it’s convenient for YOU. P.S. You’re an idiot.”

On the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, some rightbloggers (including, we must admit, some of whom we never expected it) were actually somber, reflective, even moving.

But most of them were their usual belligerent selves. Amid their howling one could make out a theme, appropriate to the era of the Burlington Coat Factory Mosque and Koran-threatening Pastor Terry Jones: That Americans were getting soft, and must man up and acknowledge that all Muslims, from Sheik Mohammed down to that guy who makes your bagel at the deli, are trying to kill them.

via If 9/11 Can’t Bring Us Together, Rightbloggers Figure, Let It Tear Us Apart – New York News – Runnin’ Scared

Earth to Jan Brewer… Earth to Jan Brewer…

WTF?  Arizona governor Jan Brewer suddenly got lost in her own backyard during a debate; staring off silently while the seconds ticked by.  After stating that she had pulled Arizona back from “the abyss” she sat and apparently stared into it.  Methinks the only abyss in Arizona is located squarely between her ears.

Yes. This is a tree.

No, none of the signs in this collection come from any RNC event. Not yet, anyway. I’m not trying to make any predictions with these, but chances are they’ll trod out the classics to rev up the base: Oil drilling, gun carrying, gay-marriage bashing. Don’t be surprised if these turn up on T-shirts at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012.

via Doug Lansky: 7 Signs You Might Spot At The Next Republican Convention (PHOTOS).

Texas Mary Poppins – Pundit Kitchen

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Texas Mary Poppins –  Pundit Kitchen

 

Global warming strikes again.  Oh, wait, it can’t be.  The Republicans say there’s no such thing as “global warming”.  I’m such a silly liberal!

Massive ice island breaks off Greenland – CNN.com

Republican Jesus: Souls Are Gonna Roll In 2012

Souls are gonna roll in 2012

 

Over the past few months, Congressional Republicans and skittish Democrats who’ve lingered too long at the Deficit Panic Kool-Aid Stand have made life extraordinarily difficult for the most vulnerable members of society — the nation’s unemployed.

Rather than extend unemployment benefits so that the millions of Americans who are out there busting their humps to find the needle-in-a-haystack that is a job of any kind, they’ve demanded that those benefits be offset, essentially punishing the unemployed for the deficits they giddily ran up for years.

via First Punish The Unemployed, Then Declare War On The Employed

WASHINGTON—Unable to find a single Republican senator willing to break ranks and support the measure, Senate Democrats failed Thursday to stop the filibuster of S. 6253, a one-page resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird…

via Senate Unable To Get Enough Republican Votes To Honor ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

 

 

Another Tuesday, another round of Republican primaries pitting self-proclaimed Tea Party candidates against their (sometimes slightly, sometimes considerably) more moderate opponents—and yet another sign that the Glenn Beck brigade is a long way from “taking back the country,” despite all the hype.

via The Tea Party’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Night – Newsweek.

House Republicans late Thursday were able to corral enough votes to defeat a bill that would have provided up to $7.4 billion in aid to those sickened by toxins resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
In the process, they set off a host of fiery speeches and denunciations from their Democratic colleagues and produced a veritable YouTube moment from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y), whose district includes many of the affected.

via Anthony Weiner Goes Ballistic At GOP For Killing 9/11 Responders Health Care Bill (VIDEO).

The Republicans strike again.  Anthony Weiner tells it like it IS.  Not “politics as usual”.  I like him. A LOT.

For several days now, Senate Republicans have ridiculed their Democratic counterparts for prioritizing campaign finance legislation over a bill that would benefit small businesses, arguing that Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was putting electoral advantages over jobs for everyday people.

On Tuesday, the DISCLOSE Act failed to get the needed votes for cloture, in the process providing the Senate the time needed to move on to other business.  But when leadership brought a revised version of the small business bill to the floor on Thursday morning, they were met with united Republican opposition. Despite complaining about the delay in consideration, Republicans filibustered the measure by a vote of 58 (in favor of cloture) to 42 (against).

via GOP Filibusters Small Business Bill After Criticizing Dems For Delay

We’re only three months away from the midterm election when a shockingly large number of American voters will inexplicably vote for Republican candidates.  I have no idea if this will mean a Republican takeover of the House or Senate or both,  but there will definitely be enough voter support for Republicans to significantly reduce the Democratic majorities in the House and Senate.

Why?  Because too many voters tend to be low-information, knee-jerk Springfield-from-The-Simpsons types,  and the Republicans have lashed their crazy trains to this new wave of inchoate roid-rage to help sweep them into more congressional seats.

via Bob Cesca: The GOP Plot to Screw the Economy and the Middle Class

Robert Redford   A small minority of Senators robbed America of a cleaner, more prosperous future last week. In the middle of the biggest oil disaster in American history, the hottest summer on record, and a war with an oil-rich nation, this group of cynics blocked efforts to pass comprehensive energy and climate legislation. This was the moment brimming with potential for new jobs, a more robust economy and cleaner environment — this bill would have guided America down a profoundly safer and more productive path.

via Robert Redford: It’s the Opportunity, Stupid!

Republicans strike again; along with some moderate Democrats.  WTF.

You have to see this

Dear MoveOn member,

We’ve just unearthed a shocking new video of right-wing activist Andrew Breitbart.

Breitbart is best known for using highly misleading video “hit pieces” to smear progressives, and his videos have been shown widely by Fox and others.1

Given that, you’d think he’d be more careful about what he says on tape. Guess again.

Check out this shocking video of Breitbart that MoveOn has just obtained:

http://pol.moveon.org/breitbart.html?id=22043-3465982-Ipl0A.x&t=1

Is this video real? Hey, video can’t lie, right? Just ask CBS, The Washington Post, Fox, and other news outlets who’ve faithfully covered Andrew Breitbart’s videos.

Last week, Breitbart released a highly edited video purporting to show former USDA official Shirley Sherrod making racist comments. He was exposed as a fraud when the full video came to light and it was clear Sherrod was actually making an impassioned case against racism.2

But for 24 hours, the mainstream media covered the edited Sherrod video as though it were real news—just as they’d covered Breitbart’s equally deceptive videos about ACORN that smeared that organization.3

And that’s why it’s so galling that the media is now ignoring MoveOn’s shocking new video of Breitbart himself. Our video, just as truthful as any Breitbart has ever released, deserves equal coverage from the news media.

So please share this video with your friends today on Facebook and Twitter, and forward this email. Here it is again:

http://pol.moveon.org/breitbart.html?id=22043-3465982-Ipl0A.x&t=4

Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Jeff, Anna, Duncan, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. “How Andrew Breitbart Hacks the Media,” Wired, March 11, 2010
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_andrew_brietbart/

2. “Shirley Sherrod, scalp for the right wing,” Salon, July 20, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89592&id=22043-3465982-Ipl0A.x&t=5

“White House apologizes to Shirley Sherrod,” The Washington Post, July 21, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89646&id=22043-3465982-Ipl0A.x&t=7

3. “Walsh: Breitbart should’ve been discredited for pushing heavily edited ACORN videos, yet Fox ran with his Sherrod smear,” Media Matters for America, July 25, 2010
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201007250007

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