Posted on Feb 16, 2011

GatewayPundit (Jim Hoft) Says Lara Logan Deserved To Be Assaulted

Posted in Politics

It’s always a treat for us in the political-media business when conservatives admit their true feelings about an issue. In this case it is Jim Hoft, aka Gateway Pundit, a blogger who has been cited repeatedly by Fox News and whose work has been promoted by other conservative bloggers like Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit). In case you haven’t heard, CBS correspondent Lara Logan was attacked and sexually assaulted while covering...

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

John Boehner On Job Losses: “So Be It”

Posted in Politics

And with that, John Boehner tells the truth about what conservatives think about jobs. During his weekly news conference on Tuesday, Mr. Boehner claimed that Mr. Obama has added 200,000 federal workers since he took office (a figure that has been disputed), and shrugged at the idea that Republican efforts to slash government spending would put many of them out of work. “If some of those jobs are lost...

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

Apple’s App Subscription Service

Posted in Culture

To restate for the record – I really like Apple. But this subscription thing just reeks of a Microsoft-style land grab that screams “bad idea.” It’s a play by Apple to lock down everything in the digital media world. Here’s the thing: There’s a platform available where content producers can charge for their content if they wish, that allows them to publish tons of content, readily available on the...

Posted on Feb 16, 2011

Good Old Boy Haley Barbour Won’t Denounce The KKK

Posted in Politics

Of course, because Haley pissing off the KKK would offend his particular base. In the latest racially charged incident in his home state, Haley Barbour on Tuesday drew fire when he refused to condemn a proposal honoring a Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate general on a state license plate. “I don’t go around denouncing people. That’s not going to happen,” Barbour, who is considering a run for the...

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

The Weak GOP Field – Now With Math

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Nate Silver has a good look at the numbers that seem to back up the notion that the GOP field looks quite weak at this point going into next year’s election. In national elections there are no gimmes (ask Al Gore), but President Obama seems to be in the right place opposite his possible rivals for the time being. Data point: Sarah Palin’s net unfavorable rating of -23 is...

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

Bush Administration’s “Curveball” Source Admits Lying About WMD

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In case you forgot for a minute about all the people who died thanks to the policies of worst President ever, George W. Bush: Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed “Curveball” by German and American intelligence officials, now admits he made up tales of mobile biological weapons trucks and clandestine weapons factories in Iraq, information that was used by the Bush White House to press the case for war. He...

Posted on Feb 15, 2011

South Dakota Conservatives Propose Legalizing The Murder Of Abortion Providers

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Remember, none dare call them the American Taliban. A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote, and is expected to face a floor...