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Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum. Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/irvines/5733449345/sizes/l/in/photostream/

Conservative Columnist Say Registering The Poor To Vote Is ‘Like Handing Burglary Tools To Criminals’

A conservative columnist is equating the poor to criminals, and he isn’t being shy about it either.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Bruce Bartlett on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Reaganomics Author Sees The Light: Bruce Bartlett’s Call For Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Mr. Bartlett called for tax increases on the wealthy. That’s major. That’s fresh facing of reality from one of those who sold us the lower taxes idea in the first place. Even Bruce Bartlett — an architect of Reaganomics — has apparently seen the light. Given enough such calls for rationality, maybe we can get past the ‘starve the beast’ insanity and start doing what needs to be done.

by State of thought· · News
Glenn Beck And Co-Host Cheer August’s Dismal Jobs Report

Glenn Beck And Co-Host Cheer August’s Dismal Jobs Report

The August jobs report came out this morning, and even though the economy didn’t lose jobs it also didn’t gain any jobs. Glenn Beck and his co-host on his radio show couldn’t contain their excitement when they heard the news, and started happily chanting ‘no new jobs!’ when they got the report.

by Matthew Desmond· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
ZZzzz...The 10th anniversary is going to be horrible...ZZzzz...Politicians everywhere making asses of themselves...ZZzzz...I should just stay in bed...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-1-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by my inner monologue on how to commemorate 9/11 in writing.

by Walt Dismay· · News
A Glock 23. Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/masksqueeze2/3299905498/

Arizona Republican Party In Pima County Raffle Off Glock, Same Type Used In Shooting Of Gabrielle Giffords

The Republican Party of Pima County sure are acting sensitive towards Gabrielle Giffords these days, aren’t they? First, the potential Republican challenger questions her fitness to serve in public office, and now the GOP in her district are raffling off a Glock handgun as part of a fundraiser.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst

VA Hotel Evicts Paying Liberal Guests to ‘Avoid Confrontation’ with Eric Cantor

Don’t you want to know which hotel evicted people from their rooms and canceled their ballroom reservation just so Eric Cantor wouldn’t have to hear anything dissident during his stay? And don’t you want to hear what those people had to say?

It's a message! From the FUUUUUTURE!!!

Conservative Smackdown of the Future: The GOP 9-1-2011

Brought to you by the Magic 8-Ball: ‘Will a Republican go against all of their supposed principles in the near future?’ All signs point to yes!

by Walt Dismay· · News
An unhappy movie-goer. Image from http://padraicj.blogspot.com/2011/02/stop-being-asshole-at-movies.html

25 Movies That Conservatives Hate

Hollywood is one of the most hated institutions among conservatives. Conservatives have long written off Hollywood as a liberal establishment, and accuse the acting world of making movies that have a liberal bias. So what movies do conservatives hate? Here are 25 movies that conservatives hate and why.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · Political Humor
Protesters in Wisconsin. Image from http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/wisconsin-workers-newest-ally-green-bay-pac

Wisconsin Wire: New Break in Election Integrity Revealed, Protesters Demand Explanation

It was just Saturday, I sat at a table downtown with a group of people who were attending the Democracy Convention with me. We got to talking about election integrity and little did I know we would unfold a bombshell.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Senator Jim DeMint Vows To Block President Obama From Giving His Jobs Speech In Front Of Congress

Senator Jim DeMint Vows To Block President Obama From Giving His Jobs Speech In Front Of Congress

Senator Jim DeMint has added his voice to the growing chorus of Republicans who are complaining about President Obama’s call to speak about his jobs plan in front of a Joint Session of Congress. The South Carolina Republican has vowed to block the speech at all costs because he doesn’t want President Obama to overshadow the Republican Presidential Debate which is happening on the same night.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ZZzzz...What was THAT all about?...ZZzzz...No more pistachio pepperoni pizza before bed...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-31-2011

Sleep tight and try not to dream about politics, it gets weird.

by Walt Dismay· · News
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of congress.

In Unprecedented Move, Republicans Refuse To Allow President Obama To Speak Before Joint Session Of Congress

Earlier today, The White House publicly announced that President Obama would be speaking before a Joint Session of Congress on September 7th. Later in the day, John Boehner’s office informed the President that September 7th will not work and denied that any Joint Session had been approved by the GOP.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Bryan Fischer. Image from http://advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/08/30/AFA_Spokesman_Wants_to_Recriminalize_Homosexuality/

The AFA Calls for the Hitlerization, err… the Criminalization of Homosexuality

Did spokesman of the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, just finish reading Mein Kampf? In another conservative moment of the week (surprise, surprise), Fischer called on the American public to support the criminalization of homosexuality.

by Lauren Vargas· · News
We want YOU to be the least you can be!!

Corporate Smackdown of the Day: JCPenney 8-31-2011

JCPenney wants your daughter to be a professional bimbo. ‘JCPenney: We want YOU to be the least you can be!’

by Walt Dismay· · News
AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari

White House Equates GOP Debate with Animal Planet, Lays Down Gauntlet to GOP Contenders

Now that Obama will speak before both chambers of Congress at the same date and time as the next GOP presidential debate (Wed., Sept. 7 at 8pm ET), Republicans must decide whether to take the ratings hit and go on with the debate as planned – or shuffle out of the President’s way and reschedule the side-show circus known as the Republican Debate/Tea Party Tirade.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
Don't be lazy!

Message to the Lazy Left: THIS Is How It Starts

I totally agree that if we want to see a more liberal White House, we have to elect more liberal legislators; but sometimes this is a process that has to be done in stages. Ofttimes, this means accepting that some districts and states are more conservative than others and would respond well to candidates of a more moderate political hue.

by Marion· · Political Rants
Doubting Thomas: Rape and Forced Pregnancy (TRIGGER ALERT)

Doubting Thomas: Rape and Forced Pregnancy (TRIGGER ALERT)

If you give even the slightest damn about women’s rights, this is an important story about rape to read. Share it and make sure people understand.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
From the Center for American Progress

Do Republicans Want to ‘Dumb Down’ Public School Students? The Answer May Surprise You

Yes, Republicans nationwide are engaging in concerted efforts to suppress votes, overpower women’s rights and tar and feather Obama. But did you also know that Republicans may be purposely undermining the public education system to keep wealth and power concentrated in the top 1 percent in future generations?

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-30-2011

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-30-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to by Right Wing racism and Chris Rock.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Are you going to pay for all the damage you've caused? Noooooooo! That would "punishing success!" and the GOP will never allow it.

Corporate Smackdown of the Day: Monsanto – 8-30-2011

When all of Monsanto’s crop fail spectacularly and the world is facing a massive famine, do you think the CEOs will be blamed? AHAHAH! Don’t be silly!

by Walt Dismay· · News