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Unrepentant Bigot Hannity In No Position To Be Complaining About Van Jones "Racism"

Saturday, September 05, 2009

By Ellen
Hews Hounds


Sean Hannity, perhaps feeling left out of the Glenn Beck racism controversy, or maybe just because he has a penchant for attacking African Americans, joined the Van Jones witch hunt with a vengeance last night (9/3/09). Hannity repeatedly attacked President Obama’s “Green Energy Czar” Jones as a radical racist and called on an all white, almost all conservative guest line up to assist him in his condemnations. Hannity repeatedly demanded that Jones be fired for making “racist,” “radical” statements in the past, before he went to work for the White House. The broader attack, of course, was on President Obama for having hired Jones, with the obvious implication that Obama is likely a racist radical, too. Yet not one person on the show pointed to a single professional action of Jones that could be construed as racist or radical either as part of the Obama administration or before. But Hannity ought to be careful about the guilt by association game, especially regarding race. He has quite a lengthy, record of associations with bigots. He also has a lengthy record of animosity toward African Americans. With video.

Besides not citing any actual radical, racist acts of Jones either in or out of office, not one person bothered to tell the “fair and balanced” network’s audience that he is the co-founder of ColorOfChange, the group that has now successfully persuaded 57 advertisers to stop advertising on Beck’s show. Just a coincidence? I report, you decide.

Hannity began the segment by trumpeting the “new and disturbing information” about Jones that, according to Hannity shows "he is not fit for office.” Apparently, the new and disturbing information was that Jones had signed a letter by the “infamous 9/11 Trust organization” asking for an “immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.” Hannity forgot to mention that the letter was very lengthy and called for investigations into many other aspects of 9/11. Jones now says he did not carefully review the letter before signing it and has issued a statement saying that the letter “certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.” He has also apologized for calling Republicans "assholes" in a remark made before he joined the Obama administration. But of course, while an apology from Duane "Dog" Chapman for his n-word rant was enough to garner a full hour of image rehab from Hannity, the apology from Jones was barely considered....(Remainder.)


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Ed Schultz: GOP Hypocrisy on Health Care—Using Bethesda Naval Hospital for Their Own Surgeries


By Heather
Crooks and Liars


Ed Schultz talks to The HuffPo's Ryan Grim about Sam Stein's recent article there GOPers Decrying "Socialized Medicine" Go To Govt. Hospital For Surgeries:
Republicans in Congress have raised the specter of a bloated, "socialized," bureaucrat-run nightmare of a health care system as a means of undermining the White House's effort at a systematic overhaul. And yet, as Democratic sources are now pointing out, when medical crisis hit close to home, many of these same officials turned to a government-run hospital for their own intensive care and difficult surgeries.
So apparently in Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Kit Bond, Roy Blunt and George Voinovich's worlds, what's good for me is not good for thee. More compassionate conservatism at its finest....(Original.)

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Dr. Doom Says ‘U-Shaped’ Economic Recovery is Possible

By Reuters
CNBC


Nouriel Roubini, a leading economist who predicted the scale of global financial troubles, said a U-shaped recovery is possible, with leading economies undeperforming perhaps for 3 years.

He said there is also an increasing risk of a "double-dip" scenario, however.

"I believe that the basic scenario is going to be one of a U-shaped economic recovery where growth is going to remain below trend ... especially for the advanced economies, for at least 2 or 3 years," he said at a news conference here.

"Within that U scenario I also see a small probability, but a rising probability, that if we don't get the exit strategy right we could end up with a relapse in growth ... a double-dip recession," he added.

Roubini, a professor at New York University's Stern School of Business, said he was concerned economies which save a lot, such as China, Japan and Germany, might not boost consumption enough to compensate for any fall in demand from "overspenders" such as the United States and Britain.

"If U.S. consumers consume less, then for the global economy to grow at its potential rate, other countries that are saving too much will have to save less and consume more," he said.

"My concern is that for a number or reasons ... (it is unlikely that) countries like China, other emerging markets in Asia, Japan, Germany in Europe, will have a significant increase in the consumption rate and a reduction in the savings rate."...(Remainder.)

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No, Really, They've Lost Their Fucking Minds: More Incidents of Conservative Brain Damage

By Rude One
The Rude Pundit


1. Former Marine spokesman Josh Rushing is now a reporter for the English language Al-Jazeera (motto: "Relax; the name doesn't mean anything evil"). He's interviewed Newt Gingrich, Donald Rumsfeld, and Condoleezza Rice. His network had press credentials for the Republican National Convention. But when he was granted access to the Harris County jail in Houston, Texas by Sheriff Adrian Garcia in order to do a report on the "treatment of the mentally ill by U.S. law enforcement," the local Republican Party chair, Jared Woodfill, lost his fucking mind. Woodfill sent out an email for people to call the sheriff's office to "voice concerns" about allowing an American reporter to visit an American jail. Unfortunately, he "accidentally" gave out the emergency number instead of just the random cranky idiot number, flooding the line with calls.

2. As barking mad Michelle Malkin discusses in her column this week, titled something like "Liberal Dingos Will Eat Your Babies," a school principal in Farmington, Utah, apologized this week for showing the "I Pledge" video produced for the inauguration by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. It's sort of like a bunch of celebrities making New Year's resolutions, with them saying shit like, "I pledge to be a better father." Oh, and to do something to help the environment (which these days qualifies automatically as socialism). What creeped them out was Moore pledging to be a servant to Barack Obama. Not artfully worded, sure. But the context was for each person to make some little pledge on their own to work to make the country a better place. We used to call that "citizenship."

Sure, this we can argue about being shown in school, although, you know, if it had been some post-9/11 let's-hold-hands-and-shop thing, there wouldn't be a peep from the right. But in one of those "says everything you need to know" moments, someone from the Utah Eagle Forum (that state's chapter of Phyllis Schlafly's organization [holy fuck, is she still alive?]) lost her fucking mind and said, "We do not pledge to be a servant of the United States."...(Remainder.)

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Belgium Offers Asylum to Guantánamo Detainee

By Carol Rosenberg

The Miami Herald

Belgium on Friday became the latest European country to offer asylum to a Guantánamo Bay detainee, announcing that it would resettle a captive now at the prison camps who has been cleared of prosecution by a U.S. court.

The announcement follows similar deals between the Obama administration and France and Portugal, which last month took in two Syrians for resettlement. Ireland has also agreed to take two detainees seeking third-country asylum.

President Barack Obama has ordered the detention facility closed by early next year and the United States has been seeking new nations for dozens of the 226 captives now cleared for release but fearful of return to their native countries because of stigma or ill treatment.

A Belgium Foreign Ministry statement Friday did not identify the detainee who would be resettled, or specify his nationality.

It said "the individual in question is no longer facing prosecution,'' suggesting he was among 19 detainees still at the remote Navy base who have been ordered set free by federal judges hearing habeas corpus petitions.

Belgium said the man would be given a residency visa and work papers in Belgium.

It provided no timeline for the transfer but said, as host nation, the government of Belgium would take steps beforehand to ensure the man was successfully integrated into Belgian society.

Meantime, the Obama administration is obliged to file a classified report with Congress on the individual's transfer plan....(Remainder.)

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U.S. Jobless Rate at 26-Year High

US employers cut 216,000 jobs in August, pushing the unemployment rate up to 9.7%, a 26-year high, official figures show.


By BBC News


The unemployment rate rose after dipping to 9.4% in July but the Labor Department said the job loss figure was the smallest in a year.

Since the start of the recession in December 2007, the economy has shed 6.9 million jobs, the department said.

Jobs have been lost across manufacturing and service industries.

Total unemployment stands at 14.9 million.

Taking encouragement

Analysts had expected the unemployment rate to rise to 9.5% and job reductions to total 225,000.

Although there have been signs that the US economy is now recovering from the worst recession in 70 years, unemployment has remained high and could dampen any economic rebound.

However, Nigel Gault, chief US economist at IHS Global Insight, said that the rise in the jobless rate was not too discouraging....(Remainder.)

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John Harwood Unleashed on Stay-in-School Speech Protestors: “Let's Face it...There Are A Lot of Stupid People”



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Un-American Right-Wing Cunt, Ingraham, Thinks NOT Torturing is an “Ivory Tower” Idea

By Julie

News Hounds

Damn, it's been a long week without Bill O'Reilly on The Factor . . . OMG, I can't believe I just said that! But at least his voice doesn't send shivers down my spine. At least his eyes don't have that glittering, manic, Thriller look. At least he doesn't wear a gold crucifix. But this week, we've got Laura Ingraham, and on last night's Impact Segment she defended her waterboarding lord, Dick Cheney, with all the vehemence of Eva Braun defending Hitler. With video.

Ingraham gleefully said, "Former VP Dick Cheney must be ruffling some Democratic feathers by speaking out against the Obama Administration's national security stance, because the DNC is hitting back with an ad that re-argues the Iraq war . . . ."

Roll the tape. Bottom line on the ad: Dick Cheney was wrong then, and he's wrong now. Amen.

Ingraham introduced her guest, attorney and Democratic strategist, Keith Watters.

"Keith, this is like the golden oldies," Ingraham said in her nasal monotone, "Going back to Cheney and the Bush-Cheney trough . . . is that the best the DNC can do, you know, dredge up that stuff, why is that persuasive?"

Watters calmly pointed out, correctly, that Cheney started all of this, that he's on television every week "bashing the Obama Administration from Day One," and that "at some point it has to be addressed."

Ingraham defended Cheney staunchly, saying that what he's doing is simply responding to "a number of things being said by President Obama and his minions, namely that these enhanced interrogation techniques weren't right . . . and made our country more dangerous . . . but on this issue, interrogating the worst of the worst . . . the American people are on his side on that issue . . . ." Woah, Nelly – just weeks after President Obama was inaugurated, Cheney's snarling mug was all over the tube warning that closing the Guantanamo Bay prison and discontinuing the use of torture was making the country less safe. In fact, it's the opposite. Former FBI special agent Jack Cloonon, in fact, testified that, due to the Bush-Cheney torture policies, "revenge in the form of a catastrophic attack on the homeland is coming."...(Remainder.)


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President Obama Weekly Message: Labor Day and Fair Rewards for Hard Work

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Olbermann: "If Obama Drops Public Option, Will Face Primary Challenge"

By Susie Madrak
Crooks and Liars


Last night on Countdown, Eugene Robinson and Keith Olbermann agreed on the risks for Obama: If he doesn't come up with a viable public option, he will very likely face a challenger in the Democratic primary.
Olbermann: But what about the risk of passing some sort of interim measure here and we hear Congressman [Raul] Grijalva, who's the head of the Progressive Caucus having released a statement last night about grave concerns about these contacts supposedly from the administration to health care reform advocacy organizations they are going to cease supporting the public option. What good does it profit a man to win a bill and lose the base of his party?

Robinson: In the medium term and in the long run it doesn't strike me as a great idea. I mean look, you could say okay, this is the best bill we can get. Is the liberal Progressive Caucus going to thwart what is possible in search of the perfect? And so you could put them in that position and you could maybe wrestle them into going along with what they consider a bad bill, but there's a lot else on the table. He's, our involvement in Afghanistan is deepening, we're talking about Iraq, we're talking about Guantanamo. We're talking about a lot of issues on which the Progressive Caucus is going to have a lot to say and I don't think you want them to be in a foul mood.

Olbermann: No, no, no because he's compromised on everything so far and as self defeating as it might be, the Progressive Caucus and progressives would abandon him if necessary if this were to be the policy of this administration into 2012. If it's necessary to find somebody else to run against him, I think they'd do it no matter how destructive that might seem at face value.

Robinson: Well, I think that is possible. We are a more polarized nation right now and I think searching for a mythical center, a mythical compromise between doing something and doing nothing, ah... there's nothing in the middle there, you know. Either you're going to do something or you're not and I think you've got to choose.
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Olbermann: "If Obama Drops Public Option, Will Face Primary Challenge"

By Susie Madrak
Crooks and Liars


Last night on Countdown, Eugene Robinson and Keith Olbermann agreed on the risks for Obama: If he doesn't come up with a viable public option, he will very likely face a challenger in the Democratic primary.
Olbermann: But what about the risk of passing some sort of interim measure here and we hear Congressman [Raul] Grijalva, who's the head of the Progressive Caucus having released a statement last night about grave concerns about these contacts supposedly from the administration to health care reform advocacy organizations they are going to cease supporting the public option. What good does it profit a man to win a bill and lose the base of his party?

Robinson: In the medium term and in the long run it doesn't strike me as a great idea. I mean look, you could say okay, this is the best bill we can get. Is the liberal Progressive Caucus going to thwart what is possible in search of the perfect? And so you could put them in that position and you could maybe wrestle them into going along with what they consider a bad bill, but there's a lot else on the table. He's, our involvement in Afghanistan is deepening, we're talking about Iraq, we're talking about Guantanamo. We're talking about a lot of issues on which the Progressive Caucus is going to have a lot to say and I don't think you want them to be in a foul mood.

Olbermann: No, no, no because he's compromised on everything so far and as self defeating as it might be, the Progressive Caucus and progressives would abandon him if necessary if this were to be the policy of this administration into 2012. If it's necessary to find somebody else to run against him, I think they'd do it no matter how destructive that might seem at face value.

Robinson: Well, I think that is possible. We are a more polarized nation right now and I think searching for a mythical center, a mythical compromise between doing something and doing nothing, ah... there's nothing in the middle there, you know. Either you're going to do something or you're not and I think you've got to choose.
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Fox News' Wendell Gomer, I mean Goler, Ignores Fox's Freak-Out Over School Speech

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Fox News' Clayton Morris Gives Venue to Astroturf Teabagger to Attack Left for THEIR Nazi Analogies

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Keith Olbermann Destroys Beck's "Progressive-Communist-Fascist Art History" Screed

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Another Wingnut Meme Goes Down the Drain

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Joe Klein Tells Chris Matthews He's Credible Because He's Factchecked by His Readers...Except They're Evil if The Actually Do!

By Nicole Belle
Crooks and Liars


The video, taken from an episode of The Chris Matthews Show a few weeks back, shows Joe Klein differentiating himself from those DFH bloggers because his readers fact-check him.

Um, sure.

Slight problem with this rose-colored self-glorification: the truth is so much more whiny. Take, for example, Joe Klein's interaction with blogger "aimai" at a beach barbeque:
Last week I went to a cookout on the beach here with some old friends (Sausages and seafood, but no cocktail weenies!) Every year they do a cookout, and then a birthday party, and for years I've known that one of their guests was Joe Klein. I never mixed it up with him because, after all, well...the opportunity never presented itself and while I'm pretty aggressive in print no one really goes up to someone and picks a quarrel with them, do they?

Or maybe they do. Yes, I guess they do. I was standing at the cookout minding my own business when Klein started pontificating for the rubes on how “surprising” and “shocking” it was that Grassley, of all people, should have come out and endorsed the “death panels” lie. I walked up and said “why are you surprised?” [..] to which he, in best pundit debater fashion (never allow yourself to admit you were just posing!), shot back “who says I'm surprised?” I said “well, you did. You just started your lecture saying “Its surprising.”” It's not surprising, the republicans have nothing left to lose and nothing left to gain at this point outside of pleasing the crazy base and attacking Obama and the dems.”
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Brian "Dumber-Than-a-Jar-of-Peanut-Butter" Kilmeade Doesn't Think Global Warming is Happening...Also the World is Flat

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Fox's Andrea "I'm Right-Wing Slut" Tantaros Says Student Speech is what "They" Do in North Korea

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The Retarded Baby Jesus Calls Unamerican Coal Industry Event "Support America Rally"

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Court Rules Ashcroft Can Be Held Liable For U.S. Citizen’s Post 9/11 Detention

By The Public Record

The Public Record

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that former Attorney General John Ashcroft can be held personally responsible for the wrongful detention of Abdullah al-Kidd, a U.S. citizen, who was on his way to Saudi Arabia to study when he was unlawfully detained and arrested in Washington's Dulles Airport on March 16, 2003 as a material witness in the trial of Sami Omar Al-Hussayem.

Al-Hussayem, a native of Saudi Arabia, was arrested in February 2003 in Idaho and accused of running websites that supported terrorism and terrorist organizations. He was acquitted of all charges against him and deported to Saudi Arabia in July 2004

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit also ruled that the federal material witness law cannot be used to "preventively" detain or investigate suspects.

The American Civil Liberties Union represents al-Kidd in the case, al-Kidd v. Ashcroft.

For 16 days, al-Kidd was held in heightened-security units of various jails and shackled whenever moved. He was eventually released under onerous conditions that included confining his travel to four states, surrendering his passport and reporting to probation officers. Al-Kidd was held for more than 13 months under these conditions without ever being charged with any crime or asked to testify.

At the time of his arrest, al-Kidd had already shown that he was not a flight risk and would cooperate as a witness. He had voluntarily met with the FBI repeatedly, never missing a scheduled appointment. For six months prior to his arrest, al- Kidd had not been contacted by the FBI, and he had never been told that he was prohibited from traveling abroad to pursue his studies....(Remainder.)

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Belgians Are Ready to Accept Salary Decrease

Four in ten employees are ready to accept a decrease in salary in exchange for other benefits, according to a study carried out on 1,665 workers by Executive Research and Kern Selection.


By Le Soir
Expatica


The study revealed that 44% of the participants would accept a salary decrease in exchange for benefits such as extra holiday, working closer to home or a more interesting position.
 
57% of people who took the survey said that they would prefer to work within 50km of their home, and more than seven in ten employees declared that they would not want to spend more than an hour commuting to their workplace.

35% of people who participated in the study were actively seeking another job. 28% were ready to change their job within this year and 25% would look for another job next year, according to the study. More than seven in ten of the employees questioned admitted to having applied for a vacant post in their current position.

Pharmaceutical and chemical companies, media, energy and communication were the main fields that the participants would have wanted to work in. One in five people also wanted to work in administration....(Original.)

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Glue? Check. Protractor? Check. No. 2 pencils? Check. Insane Reaction to President's Back-to-School Speech? Check.

By Karl Frisch

Media Matters

It's that time of the year again. Parents are busy preparing their children for the first day of school while children are busy holding on to every minute left in their precious summer vacation. But, out in the distance, an ominous threat is looming. That threat has a name ... gulp ... and it is ... whimper ... President Barack Hussein Obama.

Following news this week that Obama will speak directly to students next week in a special "back to school" address, media conservatives went absolutely apoplectic, calling Obama's forthcoming speech "indoctrination," as Fox News' Glenn Beck put it.

Beck's comments were only the tip of the iceberg in right-wing outrage. Others compared it to "brainwashing," communist China, and the Hitler Youth. Some (yes, Beck was of course among them) went as far as encouraging parents to keep their children home from school on the day of Obama's speech. Filling in for Rush Limbaugh, Mark Steyn said the president's speech was part of a "cult of personality" though not on the scale of Kim Jong Il or Saddam Hussein. Steyn also claimed that Obama's speech was based on the view that education exists to make kids "good subjects" of big government. Over on Lou Dobbs' radio program, guest host Chris Stigall pulled back the curtain on this smear ever so slightly when he said that he "didn't say the message was bad," just that he didn't want Obama to talk to his kid alone. Then there was Michael Savage, the third most listened to radio host in America, who put it this way: "Hitler had the Hitler Youth, and Obama would like to have the Obama Youth."...(Remainder.)

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The Retarded Baby Jesus Thinks Obama is a Radical. The Little Squeeky Bitch Doesn't Like People With Actual Thoughts

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Pathetic Un-American & Traitorious Fuck, Liddy, Denies Right-Wing Extremists Carrying Obama/Nazi Signs

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Yellow-Bellied Coward, 'Savage' Weiner, Says British Women in the Gutter With Legs Spread & Drunk

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Lawrence O'Donnell Tells Keith Olbermann That House Liberals Have "Alredy Compromised Enormously"

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Pathetic Coward & Right-Wing Bitch-Boy, Dick Morris, Attacks Nancy Pelosi & Health Care Reform

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CNN's John Roberts Bitch Slaps FL GOP Tool, Greer, With PolitiFact's Pants on Fire Over Obama School Speech

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky Tells Ed Schultz Media Lying & Needs to be Called Out On It

By Heather
Crooks and Liars


While discussing with Ed Schultz whether there is going to be a public option in the final health care bill once everything is said and done, Shultz reads off John Boehner's response from the Republicans saying that the Democrat's plan is a "government takeover" of health care. Schakowsky points out that Boehner's statement is of course complete bunk since no one is proposing single payer (sadly IMO) and they've already compromised with Republicans, so they've already got a bipartisan bill. She goes on to make one more really great point on the media's lousy coverage of this debate.
Schakowsky: Let me just say one other thing Ed about the news media. When myths are, or lies are told, it is not just he said she said. I like what you said. It is not true. It is simply a lie that this is a government takeover and I think that it really ought to be up to the media too, not to just report well this is what the Republican said then this is what the Democrat said and this is what the President said. They're telling lies! And I think they need to be called on it.
Amen sister....(Original.)

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Stunning Display of Douchebaggery, Right-Wing Noise Machine Continues to Say Obama "Indoctrinating" With School Speech

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In Another Stunning Display of Un-American Cuntitude, Right-Wing Screeching Howler Monkey Attacks First Family

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Pathetic Un-American Pussy, Michael 'Savage' Weiner, Thinks Obama is Building "Nazi Youth"

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Pseudo-Journalist, Baier, Tries to Get REAL Journalist Liasson to Use Frank Luntz Talking Points: Gov't Option vs Public Option

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Rep Phil Gingrey (R-CIGNA) Does the Health Insurance Industy Reach-Around

By Heather
Crooks and Liars


Phil Gingrey (R-Healthcare Industry) doesn't think we need any stinking regulation of the insurance industries. Just trust them if they say they're going to make changes. Why do we need any silly laws to make sure they behave? We've got their word they won't keep shafting us. Isn't that good enough?

Of course when pinned down on those statements and asked directly if we can trust the insurance industry to keep their word without any laws in place to make sure they won't keep sticking it to their customers, Gingrey retreats to attacking a "government takeover" of health care rather than answer the question....(Original.)

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Putting Glenn Beck to the Truth Test: He Flunks, Again

By Sonia Scherr
Hatewatch at SPLC


Fox News commentator Glenn Beck sparked a firestorm in July when he declared on the air (though not on his show) that President Barack Obama possesses “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” and called him “a racist.” He seemed unchastened even after his own network distanced itself from his comments and advertisers began to flee his show, “Glenn Beck.” (Disclosure: Southern Poverty Law Center board member James Rucker is executive director of ColorOfChange.org, the organization that asked advertisers to boycott Glenn Beck.)

Now, Beck has issued a list of “reasonable questions for unreasonable times” that he wants his viewers and listeners to ask. “It’s vital that we all question with boldness, hold to the truth and speak without fear,” he says on his website.

Trouble is, many of the questions are based on faulty assumptions. Take the question about the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, better known as ACORN, a nonprofit social justice group whose work includes advocating for better housing. Beck asserts: “The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?”

In fact, if Beck actually read the $787 billion stimulus bill, which Congress passed in February with the goal of boosting the economy, he’d learn that it makes no mention of ACORN. Just in case we missed something, however, Hatewatch consulted two nonpartisan sources: the St. Petersburg Times’ PolitiFact.com and the Annenberg Public Policy Center’s FactCheck.org. Both said it’s untrue that any money — let alone billions — is earmarked for ACORN. What the stimulus bill does do is open up competition for “neighborhood stabilization” funds to nonprofit groups, rather than limit them to government agencies. So ACORN could theoretically apply for money to buy and fix up foreclosed homes. But neither ACORN nor its sister organization, ACORN Housing, renovates foreclosed homes....(Remainder.)

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Batshit Crazy Bachmann: Dems are Sabotaging Me Because I Might Become President

By Rachel Slajda

TPM

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) finally explained yesterday why Democrats don't want her in office: They're scared she'll become the first female president.

"They want to make sure no women, no woman becomes president before a Democrat woman," Bachmann said, "and so they're doing everything they can to, I think, sabotage women like Sarah Palin, perhaps women like myself, or similarly situated women, to make sure that we don't have a prominent national voice."

Bachmann was speaking on Mike Gallagher's radio show.

Bachmann recently said she would run for president, but only if God told her to....(Original.)

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Homophobic Piece of Shit Tucker Carlson & Steve Doocy Trash Tolerance Teaching On Fox & Friends

By Priscilla
News Hounds


By his own admission, famous “dick” Tucker Carlson *assaulted a man, in a rest room, whom he thought was tying to pick him up. No police complaint was filed so we cannot test the veracity of his claim which, if true, might indicate that Carlson has some anger management issues. If it’s not, Carlson has some psychiatric issues. So I guess it’s not surprising that he would attack a California curriculum that attempts to teach children that bullying of gays and children of gays is not acceptable. He brought his muy macho, gay bashing opinion into the latest installment of the weekly Fox&Friends whine fest about liberal bias in the classroom. (As Jon Stewart said, “somebody call me a whambulance.”) Tucker got to pimp his upcoming (get those DVR’s set) anti education Fox News special (“Do you know what your children are really reading?”) so I guess it’s all good!

A school district in Alameda California has introduced a new curriculum that teaches age appropriate lessons about gay bullying. Good Christian (Oh, I know how that irritates “some people”) Steve Doocy said that while teaching about bullying is fine, bringing in “sexual orientation” isn’t. Carlson described this program as “political propaganda.” He accused the school district of not being straightforward in its approach because rather than just saying that the curriculum is about teaching that “certain lifestyles are OK,” they cloaked it in bogus claims about violence towards gays to support teaching children that gay families are OK. According to Carlson, it’s a “political agenda which makes value judgments about a very controversial subject.” Carlson’s claim that in checking with the FBI, there were no instances of violence based on sexual orientation totally missed the point because kids in those grades who have gay parents (and many in the school district do) are subject to taunts by other children whose parents, presumably, deride gays as “godless Sodomites.” Doocy brought up his sweet and innocent childhood when he reminisced about studying “little House on the Prairie” when he was in third grade. (One suspects that his literacy level hasn’t much increased since then!) He and Carlson joked about the gay penguins – a book that, according to Carlson, is used for third graders to explain how families are not all the same. Doocy got in the scripted propaganda point with “what are they trying to push here?” Carlson responded that they’re “trying to push a very specific world view that some people might not agree with.” (Like you, Tucker?) and added that it has nothing to do with adding or reading. (Uh, Tucker, they do read the material, right?) He accused the school district of “blowing right past basic education.” And beyond the pushing an agenda, Carlson added that the program cost a lot of money. (Not like failed abstinence education, right Tucker?)...(Remainder.)

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The Glenn Beck Effect

By David Weigel
The Washington Independent

One reason I pay a lot of attention to Glenn Beck is that, viewer for viewer and listener for listener, he has a more direct impact on the conservative movement and the GOP base than any other conservative personality. Here’s an example.

On Aug. 24, back from a vacation during which a Color for Change campaign cost Beck dozens of sponsors, Beck did a raw, investigative report about the Apollo Alliance, a heretofore uncontroversial green group which, in March, saw board member Van Jones become the White House’s “green czar.” Beck informed viewers that Jones was a reformed criminal and political radical, something Jones has really never tried to hide. Nonetheless, Beck saw a scandal.
The $787 billion stimulus package includes more than $100 billion for green initiatives. You just met our green jobs czar. Now, how much of a role did Van Jones or the Apollo Alliance and their left-leaning allies have in crafting the stimulus package?
Beck brought on Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity to dig further into the issue.
I think there was a very telling quote from Harry Reid about the stimulus bill. I want to get this exactly right. He said, “The Apollo Alliance has been an important factor in helping us develop and execute a strategy that makes great progress on these goals and in moving the public to support them.”

And I think that second part is really critical, the way that brought together all of the major elements of the leftist coalition and they used it to bring public opinion to them. Now, historically, the unions have been very much against environmental regulation.

The insight here with Apollo and Van Jones and so on is that if you raid the U.S. Treasury and you take all these money and use it to subsidize these so-called green jobs and make them union jobs, give money to the social justice street organizers and so on, you can get every one of these leftist constituencies on the same side with taxpayers on the other side. And they can loot the U.S. treasury in order to support all of their friends.
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Will Fox & Friends, and the Screeching Howler Monkey, Set the Story Straight on NH Town Hall? Predictably...No.

By Media Matters

On August 31 and September 1, the hosts of Fox & Friends repeatedly claimed that at an August 29 town meeting, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) had Carl Tomanelli, an attendee who opposes health care reform, "ejected" on the grounds that "he did not have the correct ticket to speak." But the New Hampshire Union Leader reported that the man was ejected because he repeatedly interrupted the congresswoman and other attendees during the meeting, a statement now supported by a New Hampshire police lieutenant who acted as security for the event and who also said that "[a]t no time did Representative Shea-Porter advise an officer" to remove Tomanelli....(Remainder.)



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