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Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-19-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to you by the Soviet Union.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Joplin, MO, after the tornado. Image from http://stevebeckow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Joplin-after-Tornado.jpg

United Arab Emirates Donates New Laptop Computers to Joplin, Missouri Students Whose School Was Destroyed by Tornado

On May 22, 2011, an F5 tornado devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri; killing 159 people. The twister destroyed a large portion of the city, including the high school. Thanks to the efforts of city officials, school teachers, administrators, and parents, school began right on time yesterday. But that’s not the entire story…

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

From the Republican Hypocrisy Alert Files: President Obama should not be taking a vacation while America is facing a crisis.

Bachmann Evades Reality, Brings Back Fictitious ‘Death Panels’, Favors Corporations Over Taxpayers

Bachmann Evades Reality, Brings Back Fictitious ‘Death Panels’, Favors Corporations Over Taxpayers

Michele Bachmann vilifies the extension of unemployment benefits and has also started repeating the tired line that President Obama’s healthcare plan will end Medicare and lead to a ‘Board of Death Approval’.

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Image by Gage Skidmore

Did Michele Bachmann Admit To Treason?

Previously on the campaign trail, Michele Bachmann explained that her work as an IRS agent was responsible for creating her anti-tax fervor. But yesterday in South Carolina, the Minnesota Congresswoman offered another, more sinister explanation for her work. She claimed that she was in fact a ‘mole’ in the US Government agency.

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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-18-2011

Tonight’s Sleepy Time Thought is brought to you by Obama’s ‘excessive’ vacation time.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann gets confused, again.

Michele Bachmann Is Scared Of The Soviet Union, Even Though It No Longer Exists

Michele Bachmann is known for flubbing on history, and today is no exception. While speaking today she said that Americans are worried about the rise of China, India, and the Soviet Union. Apparently she hasn’t heard that the Soviet Union already disbanded.

The stupid! It buuuurrrnnnnssss!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-18-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to you by the Theory of Evolution! “Evolution: Making monkeys out of the Right Wing for over a century.”

by Walt Dismay· · News
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Image from e-rockford

Republican Senator Tom Coburn Promotes Gun Violence Against Lawmakers

In a week in which Rick Perry stated that Texas would do some ugly things to Ben Bernanke, Republican Senator Tom Coburn has gone even further by essentially promoting gun violence against liberal lawmakers.

Are You Labeling Your Terrorists Correctly?

Are You Labeling Your Terrorists Correctly?

I remember hearing someone say back in the Reagan days, I think it was a reference to the contras. ‘The only difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist is who you ask.’ I always liked that one, justification is in the eye of the beholder.

by Mark Lewis· · News, Political Rants
Wisconsin Wire:  Police Try to Intimidate Protesters for Holding Signs

Wisconsin Wire: Police Try to Intimidate Protesters for Holding Signs

It has been a long struggle here in Wisconsin, and it has been on so many fronts. The front in which I have perhaps been most involved has been the First Amendment Rights civil disobedience front.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
DOJ Investigates Standard and Poor’s for Complicity in Economic Collapse

DOJ Investigates Standard and Poor’s for Complicity in Economic Collapse

Just 12 days after downgrading U.S. credit ratings, the news breaks that Standard and Poor’s may soon be dragged into U.S. federal court.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Bachmann Staffer Tied to Ugandan Minister behind ‘Kill the Poop-Eating Gays’ Bill

Bachmann Staffer Tied to Ugandan Minister behind ‘Kill the Poop-Eating Gays’ Bill

Michele Bachmann, a vicious anti-gay crusader herself, might be rivaled in the homophobia department by her campaign aide Peter Waldron.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
A humorous graph on why abstinence only education fails. Image from http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a207/anime_angelchick/graph.jpg

Rick Perry Gets Heckled, Claims Abstinence Works Despite Being Presented Statistics That Show Otherwise (VIDEO)

Rick Perry gets heckled by a crowd, after being asked about the failure of his abstinence only sex education program. Rick Perry has had a rough week. He is taking a lot of criticism over comments and is following in the footsteps of most Republicans when it comes to answering questions. And questions about the effectiveness of abstinence are no different.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republican Governor of Texas Rick Perry. Image from http://www.theusnewsdot.com/rick-perry-another-texas-governor-who-would-be-president/rick-perry/

Rick Perry Thinks A Zero Percent Tax Rate On Corporations Will ‘Get This Economy Working Again’

Further proving that he cares more about corporations than people, and that he believes in the foolish theory of ‘trickle-down’ economics, Texas Governor Rick Perry went on record today saying that a 35% tax rate on corporations (which most of them don’t even pay) is too high, and that we should lower it to zero percent in order to get them to start creating jobs.

I don't have anything against black people, I just don't think I should have to eat with them in public places. Or use the same bathroom. Or the same water fountain. Or sit next to them on a bus.

Is Ron Paul A White Supremacist? Absolutely!

For some reason, people don’t want to admit that Ron Paul is a career racist. It’s time to get over it and embrace the reality that is Ron Paul: White Supremacist.

by Walt Dismay· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Rick Perry Supports Flawed and Failed GOP Economic Policy

Rick Perry Supports Flawed and Failed GOP Economic Policy

On Monday, newly “ordained” Republican presidential candidate, Rick Perry, hit the stage preaching the GOP “gospel of the tax cut” and the evils of government regulation. He came out on the campaign trail swinging, using age-old GOP talking points: government regulation and taxes inhibit the ability for corporations to fulfill […]

Fundamentalist Christians Spank Child to Death In The Name Of God

Fundamentalist Christians Spank Child to Death In The Name Of God

CNN reported on Monday that parents spanked their 7-year-old adopted daughter to death. The parents are fundamentalist Christians who beat their nine children regularly because they believe God told them to.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Texas Governor and potential Republican Presidential nominee Rick Perry.

Texas Governor Rick Perry Hates America

Yes! Rick Perry has proven he hates America by his suggestion that he could consider the option to secede in the future,
but the real proof that he hates America is in the pudding and in his actions and his past record. The sad state of affairs in his beloved state of Texas is shameful and indeed telling.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
Image from the Associated Press.

Paul Ryan Running Scared: Charges Voters Fee to Ask Questions, Skips Town Halls

Is Rep. Paul Ryan really looking to make a buck off his constituents? In yet another Republican stunt that proves the GOP only cares about people with money, Ryan is charging a fee akin to a ‘poll tax’ for the right to speak with him.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News