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Yesterday afternoon, a meme began circulating among far-right trolls on Twitter. Erickson himself picked up on the meme and posted an article in Red State today, though he failed to credit or acknowledge the meme at all and wrote a straight-up response to my post here.
The Republicans are so maniacal about blocking the very popular expansion of Medicaid, they’re each lining up to sign recently passed legislation that would block future Democratic governors from expanding Medicaid without the approval of the solidly GOP state legislatures in each state.
But that’s not the worst of it. Erickson, who’s guest-hosting for Rush Limbaugh this week, remarked out loud, “I don’t know how far back they can pull her face.”
It’s called BundyFest and, at first, I didn’t think it was anything more than a clever joke in reaction to the ridiculous gathering of rebellion cosplayers and militia hooples at the Bundy Ranch to defend a millionaire scofflaw. But it looks like it’s shaping up to be a real thing.
The Daily Beast published an explosive article on Sunday, titled “Snowden’s Camp: Staged Putin Q&A Was a Screw-Up,” detailing how Snowden’s advisers acknowledge that the RT appearance was badly botched. Some highlights…
During a speaking engagement last week at the University of Tennessee College of Law, Scalia discussed how it’s constitutionally permissible for Congress to impose taxes on citizens. Fair enough. However, Scalia added, “if it reaches a certain point, perhaps you should revolt.”
On a televised question-and-answer session with Vladimir Putin on the Russian state-controlled RT network, Edward Snowden made an appearance via video and asked Putin about whether Russia engages in mass surveillance. That’s a generous explanation of what happened.
The far-right has launched into its April version of the War On Christmas routine, wheeling out the myopic, zombie gripe about how horrifying it is that roughly half of all Americans don’t pay federal income taxes. So of course Gutfeld jumped in forehead-first and went off on a rant about this obvious injustice during Tuesday’s edition of The Five.
Greenwald tweeted a link to an extremist right-wing hate-site that’s almost entirely dedicated to trolling and smearing Charles Johnson from Little Green Footballs. The post itself, titled “It’s Only Shari’ah: Will Johnson Apologise to Geller & Spencer? Nah.,” is directly aimed at Johnson while also supporting Islamophobic wackaloon Pamela Gellar. But that’s not the worst part…
Yesterday, tax day, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) posted an article titled “Tea Party, Taxes and Why the Original Patriots Would’ve Revolted Against the Surveillance State,” and it wouldn’t surprise me if the authors were wearing tri-corner hats with hand-written “Rand Paul 4 Prez” placards stacked up on their desks while they hammered out the post.
What the hell is Taibbi smoking? In an interview with Democracy Now!, the newly minted First Look Media editor and former Rolling Stone polemicist was asked a preposterous question, and naturally responded with a preposterous answer. The question: “Who was tougher on corporate America, President Obama or President Bush?”
Say hello to the “Shoe Truthers.” They believe the woman who hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton was a Clinton plant, coached to throw the shoe at the would-be presidential candidate in order to make her seem presidential. And guess what? Not one of the Shoe Truthers is Alex Jones.
Along comes J.D. Winteregg, the tea party challenger running in a primary against Speaker John Boehner. In the ad, Winteregg parodies a Cialis commercial and claims that Boehner suffers from “electile dysfunction,” and Winteregg is the cure. Oh, by the way, yes, there’s a boner/Boehner joke in there, too. Get it?
The Bundy Ranch Fiasco: Another Chapter in the Continuing Story of Unhinged, Anti-Government Outrage
There are so many layers of ridiculousness in the Bundy Ranch story, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Above all else, it ended up being a fantastic opportunity for a pack of ignorant states’ rights cowboys to get intimate with their rebellion and secessionist fetishes, while figuratively pointing a rifle at the president’s head.
The Bloomberg article, titled “NSA Said to Exploit Heartbleed Bug for Intelligence for Years,” written by Michael Riley, cites “two people familiar with the matter” as its source. The article doesn’t say whether the sources are NSA or just a couple of nerds he met at a bar.
Meet Bob Quast, the independent (tea party) candidate and former defense contractor running in the primary in Iowa. His new commercial is, in a word, psychotic.
Caught in the day-to-day hubbub of the news cycle, we somehow missed an op/ed from several days ago that’s packed wall-to-wall with lies and misinformation about Obamacare. Naturally, it was co-authored by a prominent tea party Republican, along with a senatorial candidate from Nebraska, and published in the very dubious Washington Examiner.
Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Judiciary Committee today and successfully hit Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) with a couple of well-deserved zingers. It doesn’t matter that Gohmert is such an easy target, any jab at that self-important, mush-mouthed buffoon is always entertaining.