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Glenn Beck Exploits 9/11 Tragedy for Ratings: Because Cheap Symbology Matters More Than People

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

By David Neiwert
Crooks and Liars

There really isn't more shameless a huckster working the snake-oil circuits of cable punditry these days than Glenn Beck. He embodies the worst of right-wing talking-head traits: obsessively wrong, compulsively stupid, reflexively mendacious, and always, always, shamelessly opportunistic.

He never misses a trick. Especially the 9/11 tragedy. He's managed to turn it into a big annual right-wing nutfest, particularly with this year's debut of the 9/12 teabaggers protest, a project Beck launched some six months ago.

On Friday, he devoted a long monologue to weeping, once again, before his national audience, and gnashing his teeth and doing that Glenn Beck schtick.

Not, mind you, in memory of the victims.

No, what ticks Glenn off is that we haven't built a new building to replace it yet.


Moreover, he manages to lay the blame for the delays -- which are in fact less than meets the eye* -- not on the usual kinds of delays that happen with massive construction projects, but on liberals in Congress and political correctness, or something like that.
Beck: I believe the only reason we haven't built it isn't because of Americans. It's because we are being held back. And who is holding us back? Politicians! Special interest groups! Political correctness! You name it. Everybody but you!
Beck doesn't bother to explain what the hell he means because, with his audience, it doesn't matter. They could care less about facts, it's the gut reaction that counts on Planet Beck. Besides, he's quickly off paranoiding out over the "1 World Trade Center" name ("One ... World. Ohhh. Isn't that great?") anyway....(Remainder.)

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Reichsführer Beck & Gensui Rikugun Taishō Pig-Man Run Wild With Lies About Crowd Size

By Media Matters

Conservative media have repeatedly provided conflicting crowd estimates for the 9/12 March on Washington, citing tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and in some cases, millions of participants, while one unofficial D.C. fire department estimate placed the number between 60,000 and 75,000 participants. On his radio show, Glenn Beck said a "really conservative" estimate is 500,000 based on photos, and on Fox & Friends, co-hosts Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson alternately claimed that "tens of thousands" attended and that "hundreds of thousands" attended....(Remainder.)




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Grand Wizard Dobbs Defends Gensui Rikugun Taishō Pig-Man Attacks Tim Wise



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Dick "Fascist Whore & Liar" Morris Claims Nobody on Right Has Criticized Obama Over Race



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Fox's Morning Insane Asylum Completely Ignores Frist's Reconciliation Double Standard

By Media Matters

Fox & Friends allowed former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) to criticize Democrats for considering using the budget reconciliation process to pass health care reform by characterizing reconciliation as "saying" to opponents, "you don't matter," while "cram[ming]" reform "down people's throats." In addition to failing to disclose that Frist is a partner in a health care investment firm, Fox & Friends hosts ignored that Frist repeatedly voted to use the reconciliation process to pass tax cuts and voted against amendments that would have stripped reconciliation language from budget resolutions....(Remainder.)



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Frightening Drag Queen, McClown, Claims to "Know" There Were 400k Morons in DC...Yeah...Not So Much.



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Brigadeführer Baier Ignorantly & Wrongly Claims CA Won't Received Stimulus $ for Firefighting

By Media Matters

Citing a report that the U.S. Forest Service "will spend $2.7 million in the nation's capital," Fox News host Bret Baier falsely suggested that Washington, D.C., rather than California, "will receive millions of stimulus dollars allocated for forest firefighting." In fact, the Forest Service has announced that more than $60 million in stimulus funds has been allocated for "Wildland Fire Management" projects in California, and the Department of the Interior has committed another $3.3 million for "Hazardous Fuels Reduction" in the state....(Remainder.)




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Grand Wizard Dobbs & Screeching Howler Monkey Malkin Claim Douchefest in DC Had Over 1 Mil.



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Gensui Rikugun Taishō Pig-Man Ignorant & Racist Attack of "Left" for "Celebrating Diversity"

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Gensui Rikugun Taishō Pig-Man Claims Reichsführer Beck Inspired 'Protest' Had "No Leader"

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Gensui Rikugun Taishō Oxy-Moron Claims "2 Million People" at Teabagging Bonanza

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Fox's Dumb-Ass Blond, Crowley, Thinks Torture is No Worse that What Happens in Fraternities

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Howard Fineman on Countdown Says Beck Not Uniting Country, but Only Wants $ for Dividing

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Lagerführerin Rose "Horse-Toothed Bitch" Tennent Hysterically Claims that Obama is Evil

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Sen. Diane Feinstein Says Afghanistan Cannot Support a Democracy

By dday
Crooks and Liars


It's one thing for the Bernie Sanderses and Russ Feingolds to openly question the mission in Afghanistan. It's quite another for Dianne Feinstein to do so.
KING: Well Senator Feinstein, you're the chair of the Select Committee on Intelligence. To the question of where this ends, it is eight years after 9/11. We've paused and reflected on that just the other day. You see the things that we can't see, the intelligence. Are we winning in Afghanistan? Are we any closer to finding Osama bin Laden, and does the president have a clear strategy, in your view?

FEINSTEIN: Well, I can tell you this. A lot of the leadership has been taken out of al Qaeda. I can say and I think you would agree that Afghanistan and the Pakistani border are still the major safe haven, the major safe haven for terrorists in the world. And these are people who will, if they can, come after us, not necessarily the Taliban, but certainly al Qaeda and other affiliated groups.

So we have to consider that. We have about 60,000 troops there, another 8,000 are moving in with our allies, it about equals the force that is in Iraq. To the best of my knowledge, the president has had no request for additional troops up to this time. My view is that the mission has to be very clear. I don't believe --

KING: Has to be means it is not now?

FEINSTEIN: I believe it is not now. I do not believe we can build a democratic state in Afghanistan. I believe it will remain a tribal entity.

I do believe that clearing out Al Qaida, clearing out the Taliban is a bona fide part one of the mission. I do agree that training Afghan troops, Afghan -- Afghan police is an important piece of the mission.

I believe the mission should be time limited, that there should be no, well, we'll let you know in a year and a half, depending on how we do. I think the Congress is entitled to know, after Iraq, exactly how long are we going to be in Afghanistan.
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Un-American Moron, Reichsführer Beck, Says "Need to Quarantine" DC

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Self-Hating Jew, Goldberg, Attacks Obama & Those Who Call Out the Right's Racism



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Malkin and the Racists

By Larisa Alexandrovna
at-Largely

Michelle Malkin openly condemns all Muslims as terrorists (too many examples to choose from, but there is one), wants us to bomb Iran on nearly a daily basis (too many examples to choose from, but there is one), defends torture because the victims are Muslim, and wrote an entire book justifying the US interment of Japanese Americans during WWII. To call her racist would be an understatement.

So, following the news that a kid got beat up on a school bus in St. Louis, Malkin - who was NOT there - concluded that the attackers (who were black) were committing a hate crime when they beat-up another student (who was white). In other words, the crime was racially motivated.

Now a person who is not racist might wait for an official statement on what caused the attack and report the situation (regardless of what color the perp was) in a responsible way, so as not to set off retaliatory attacks.  But since there were other "black" kids on the bus, cheering this on, Malkin assumed that the whole thing was a hate crime against a white student by a group of black students.

Consider what we have subsequently learned was the reason for the fight:
"A student on a Belleville West High School bus was beaten for his choice of seat, not because he was white, according to a witness and police.

"The incident appears now to be more about a couple of bullies on a bus dictating where people sit," said Belleville Police Capt. Don Sax, who originally said Monday's attack may have been racially motivated."
Anyone who has ever been the victim of a bully will usually find an audience of other students eagerly cheering on the fighting. It does not matter what color skin the victim and/or the bully (s) has, kids can be the cruelest creatures no matter what their ethnic, racial, or even religious background. I am horrified about that poor child getting beat up. I can fully relate, having been beaten up a number of times during my grammar school years because of was a Soviet refugee - which would qualify as a hate crime these days, but not back then. But even if this were a black-on-white hate crime, what is the purpose of stoking the racial fires with such blatant partisan propaganda? Given how hate-crimes can turn into other hate crimes, the responsible writer would take care. Not Malkin....(Remainder.)

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An Inconvenient Truth for the GOP: Canada's System is Better

By Eugene Lang and Philip DeMont
The Globe and Mail


It is rare for Canada to get noticed in the United States. In fact, it is almost unprecedented for anything Canadian to be the focal point of debate in Washington. Yet we have seen just that in recent months during the congressional wrangling over U.S. President Barack Obama's attempts to reform health insurance.

Canada's medicare system has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight south of the border. It has been pilloried by the Republicans in Congress, the subject of derisive and distorted television advertisements, described variously as a system of medicine by bureaucrat, a statist form of health care afflicted by gross inequities and inefficiencies, one that pales in comparison to the U.S. model. The hysterical tone of the anti-medicare rhetoric among Republicans would make one think Canada is North Korea.

But there is an inconvenient truth that the Republican ideology cannot dispute. Canada's approach to providing citizens with universal health insurance is superior to the U.S. model of private insurance. When we get beyond the anti-medicare ideology and histrionics on Capitol Hill, we can establish this by reference to four basic numbers that give a good sense of our system versus the system in the United States.

Life expectancy is a basic measure of the quality of health care. In the U.S., a citizen will live 77.8 years on average. In Canada, you can expect to live two and a half years longer (80.4 years). Infant mortality is also a vital indicator of health care. In the United States, 6.37 infants die out of every 1,000. In Canada the number is 5.4 out of a 1,000....(Remainder.)

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Why Glenn Beck Needs to be Repeatedly Cock-Punched

By Rude One
The Rude Pundit


Let us say, and why not, that you are a gay male (and if you are, then you know how it goes). You're in bed just after fucking this hot guy you've been wanting, this cut, six-packed stud who is not only a willing and happy cocksucker, but a gleeful bottom to your cheery top. You've told all your friends that you've been wanting to fuck this dude, so much so that they're sick of hearing about it. You keep working out, getting yourself into the shape where you think you're hot enough to approach him at the Chelsea bar where you both regularly drink. You do it and he's into it. You go back to your place, the clothes come off, he's going down on you, and you realize, somewhere between the inability to know what to do with the balls and the misplaced feeling he has that repeatedly nibbling the tip of your penis is the most erotic thing in the world, that he doesn't know what the fuck he's doing, that the image you had of him was totally wrong. You eventually come, sure, but that's through pure concentration and effort on your part. You offer to do him, but he can't even really get it up, and you end up just chafing his shaft for a bit with a pity hand job. He blames the meds he's on. The 'roids, the antidepressants. But you can fuck him in the ass and maybe that'll help get him off. You're laying there in bed later, he's thinking he's kind of awesome, and you're wondering what the fuck you're gonna say about this fantasy guy. You've built him up and built him up in your mind and your friends. You could be honest, but then what does that say about your judgment? No, you decide, as he gets dressed 'cause he wants to hit the 24-hour gym for a 3 a.m. iron pumping, you're gonna say it was awesome, that this guy was all kinds of fucktoy, a life-changing lay.

So it is that Glenn Beck, mad provocateur and advertiser-less Fox "news" charity case, is desperately (and creepily) trying to push that his tiny legion of deranged, racist senior citizens, rednecks, and abused children as a kind of nation-changing movement. On his "show" yesterday (if by "show," you mean, "a shameless sham of self-aggrandizement and fraud that'd make P.T. Barnum say, 'Are you shitting me?'"), Beck flogged his great and mighty 9/12 Project and its hobble on Washington as the next wave of activism: "All I can say is 'wow.' The 9/12 rally happened this weekend and if there was any question on where America stands right now, I think images from Washington, D.C., on Saturday should help answer them." Those images would include President Obama in full African witch doctor gear and signs that said armed revolution was imminent....(Remainder.)

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Ku Klux Klowns



By William Rivers Pitt

t r u t h o u t


How many white, middle-aged, overweight, pissed-off right-wingers does it take to unscrew a light bulb?

Depends on who you ask.

Organizers for this past weekend's anti-Obama protest in Washington, DC, were slinging around crowd-size estimates of two million people before the curtain was thankfully drawn on the thing, despite the fact that the number was actually in the vicinity of 30,000. They were in the nation's capitol, so they said, to protest against too much governmental control over the lives of Americans, to protest taxation in general, to screech about birth certificates, to denounce President Obama and to see and be seen amid a throng of fat, white people who look just like them.

Call it a group hug for the demonstrably deranged. But there was more to it than just standard-issue anti-Obama sentiments being aired in the streets. Layered beneath the whole scene was a hard vein of bitter racism the participants didn't even try to hide.

"Packs of taxpayer marchers shuffled down Pennsylvania Avenue proudly waving signs," wrote author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson. "'The Long Legged Mack Daddy,' 'Where's the Birth Certificate,' 'Mississippi Freedom Riders,' 'Whoa Boys Take it from Here' (Obama waving to black and Islamic militants). Many defiantly waved Confederate flags and the Texas state flag (separatist movement emblem). Meanwhile, South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, Congresspersons Mike Pence, Phil Gingrey and Marsha Blackburn, and organizer mouthpiece scandal-plagued former House majority leader Dick Armey profusely swore that the march had nothing to do with race, politics, or even President Obama. The racist flags, symbols and signs, though, gave big lie to their profuse denials. Racism was on full and ugly display on the Capitol Mall. No attempt was made to mask it. Some protesters seemed quite proud to openly send a message about race and Obama."...(Remainder.)

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Bill Clinton Supports Gavin Newsom

By Eric Zimmermann
The Hill


Bill Clinton has endorsed San Francisco Gavin Newsom in the California gubernatorial primary, giving the young liberal a big boost in his campaign against California Attorney General (and former Governor) Jerry Brown (D).

There's a couple points of political history to keep in mind here. First, Newsom was one of Hillary Clinton's biggest backers in the 2008 primary. Second, Brown ran against Bill Clinton in the 1992 Presidential primary, and some Democrats faulted him for seeming to hold a grudge that hurt the party.

Clinton will trek to California next month and appear with Newsom at both a fundraiser and an event in East Los Angeles.

Brown had thus far outraised Newsom substantially, and some Democrats questioned Newsom's electability, especially given the Mayor's controversial decision to allow gay marriage in San Francisco. His decision was later struck down by a court....(Original.)

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Thomas Paine Would Have Loved Van Jones, NOT Glenn Beck

By Kelpie Wilson
t r u t h o u t


It's been a nail-biting time for liberals, wondering if President Obama would have the strength to take on the right-wing bullies who ran amok in our public life throughout August's Congressional recess. It was a relief to hear the president in his health care address confront the lies directly and to hear him stand behind his preference for a public health care option. But Obama's failure to defend Van Jones, his green jobs adviser, is still a big disappointment and we need to understand why it happened.

Why was Glenn Beck able to drive Van Jones out of office? Jones did nothing that was illegal or immoral. Some of his views and opinions, now or in the past, are not popular with some people, but that doesn't make them "fringe" or "crazy" or "reprehensible," all epithets used to describe them. "Crazy" is more applicable to Beck, who seems to believe he is channeling the American revolutionary Thomas Paine: Beck titled his own book "Common Sense"; Beck produced a series of nutty videos where an actor portraying Tom Paine spouts angrily about taxes and illegal immigrants; Beck has Tea Party protest signs that say, "Tom Paine Rocks."

Let's take a look at the charges against Jones and try to understand why the president couldn't just ignore Glenn Beck. Then let's look at how we can reclaim the spirit of this country and make progress toward a more just, free and secure life, in accordance with the ideals of Thomas Paine....(Remainder.)

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Oily Taint Claims She Can Have President Obama “Out of Office in 30 Days”

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Jimmy Carter: Wilson's Outburst ‘Based on Racism’ (Video)

By Associated Press
Via The Huffington Post


(AP) ATLANTA — ATLANTA - Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in fears of a black president.

"I think it's based on racism," Carter said at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.

"Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care," he said. "It's deeper than that."...(Remainder.)


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White House Nominates LGBT Advocate, Chai Feldblum, to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

By JD Uy
Metro Weekly

Chai Feldblum is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center where she has taught since 1991. She also founded the Law Center's Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, a program designed to train students to become legislative lawyers. Feldblum previously served as Legislative Counsel to the AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. In this role, she developed legislation, analyzed policy on various AIDS-related issues, and played a leading role in the drafting of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and, later as a law professor, in the passage of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. She has also worked on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and has been a leading expert on the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. As Co-Director of Workplace Flexibility 2010, Feldblum has worked to advance flexible workplaces in a manner that works for employees and employers. Feldblum clerked for Judge Frank Coffin and for Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and B.A. from Barnard College.

Bio released by the White House for Chai Feldblum, who is an out lesbian and one of her many well-known accomplishments is her work as an advocate for GLBT rights. (WhiteHouse.gov)

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Microsoft, Boeing and Other Big Companies Support Gay Rights

By Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Boeing, Microsoft, Nike, Puget Sound Energy, RealNetworks and Vulcan have issued a statement supporting the new "everything but marriage" expanded same-sex domestic partnership law.

"We embrace everyone's fundamental right to be judged on their merits and contributions rather than factors such as their sexual orientation. Because rejecting the law would stem progress toward that goal, we urge a vote to approve Referendum 71," the statement released Monday said.

People opposed to the new domestic partnership law have placed R-71 on the November ballot. If voters vote "no" on R-71, the new law would be repealed....(Original.)

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House Rebukes Wilson for Racist Outburst

By Paul Kane and Ben Pershing
The Philadelphia Inquirer


WASHINGTON - In a rare action, the House rebuked one of its members yesterday for shouting "You lie" at President Obama last Wednesday, ending a weeklong standoff during which Democrats demanded a public apology that the lawmaker refused to give.

On a largely party-line vote, the House voted 240-179 to ratify a "resolution of disapproval" against Rep. Joe Wilson (R., S.C.) for interrupting Obama's speech before a joint session of Congress.

Twelve Democrats opposed the resolution against Wilson, while seven Republicans supported the disapproval motion. Five Democrats voted "present," rather than cast a yes or no vote. All area representatives voted along party lines except Rep. Joe Sestak (D., Pa.), who did not vote.

During the hour-long debate, Wilson refused to apologize, saying his phone call to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was sufficient and because Obama himself said the matter was closed.

"It is clear to the American people that there are far more important issues than what we are dealing with now," Wilson said. . . . [Obama] graciously accepted my apology, and this issue is over."

Wilson said Democrats had "provoked partisanship" with their health-care proposal, calling it a "government takeover" of private insurance.

His interruption of Obama came as the president said illegal immigrants would not benefit from his legislation, a point of sharp contention....(Remainder.)

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Uruguay Law May Not Enable Gay Adoptions After All

By Raul O. Garces
Associated Press via Google News


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — A closer reading of an adoptions law promoted by Uruguay's gay rights groups suggests it might not enable adoptions by gay and lesbian couples after all.

With the law awaiting President Tabare Vazquez's signature, gay rights groups have been celebrating the prospect that Uruguay could become the first country in Latin America to give gay and lesbian couples the opportunity to adopt.

But nowhere in the law does it specifically say that homosexual couples have a right to adopt. And in some places, it suggests otherwise — for example by specifying how the child should take a mother and father's surnames.

Lawyers, judges and even the law's own authors now have doubts about how the law will be applied.

Under Vazquez, Uruguay already legalized gay civil unions and ended a ban on homosexuals in the military, despite strong disapproval from the Roman Catholic Church.

The church also campaigned against the adoptions law, which shifts much of the decision-making to the national Institute of Children and Adolescents, and away from a system in which individual lawyers, notaries and religious groups had a central role.

The new law would drop a requirement that children can only be adopted by legally married couples or single parents.

Deputy Margarita Percovich, who wrote the law, acknowledged that it doesn't directly mention same-sex adoptions, but said it would enable them because gays and lesbians already can legally form civil unions, and "the law enables couples in civil unions to adopt children without impediment."

But Attorney Juan A. Ramirez, an expert in civil rights law, told the leading newspaper El Pais that judges still won't be able to approve same-sex adoptions, because this intent isn't explicitly described in the law....(Remainder.)

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ABC's Diane Sawyer Whitewashes 9:12 Protesters' Extremism

By Media Matters

During an interview with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer whitewashed the extremism on display during the 9-12 protests by asserting that people at the protests were "saying things like, look at the reality. We're facing a $1.6 trillion deficit. If you're facing IOUs to other countries, where suddenly they own America, our children are imperiled." In fact, far from simply complaining about the deficit, numerous protesters at the 9-12 rallies held signs featuring inflammatory attacks on Obama and other Democrats, and Good Morning America itself previously interviewed 9-12 protesters who said that "every Democratic politician is working for the mafia" and that Obama is a "communist."...(Remainder.)

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10 Lessons for Teabaggers

By Jon Perr
Crooks and Liars


Back in April, the Daily Show's Jon Stewart offered some sound advice for frothing at the mouth Tea Baggers, "I think you might be confusing tyranny with losing." Now five months after their Tax Day outburst, thousands of vein-popping Obama opponents descended Saturday on Washington for Tea Party II. But while Glenn Beck's furious followers alternately slandered the President as a "fascist," a "communist" and worse, they remained unencumbered by either the thought process - or the truth.

Here, then, are 10 Lessons for Tea Baggers:
  1. President Obama Cut Your Taxes
  2. The Stimulus is Working
  3. First Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt...
  4. ...Then George W. Bush Doubled It Again
  5. Republican States Have the Worst Health Care
  6. Medicare is a Government Program
  7. Barack Obama is Not a Muslim
  8. Barack Obama was Born in the United States
  9. 70,000 Does Not Equal 2,000,000
  10. The Economy Almost Always Does Better Under Democrats
1. President Obama Cut Your Taxes

As in April, the Tea Baggers continued to display their fundamental misunderstanding of U.S. history and the American Revolution. Apparently, the right-wing zealots are outraged by no taxation with representation.

As promised, Barack Obama in the stimulus package delivered on his pledge of tax relief for 95% of American households. Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) didn't only jump start gross domestic product and refill empty state coffers in the second quarter of 2009. As Nate Silver thoroughly documented, "Obama has cut taxes for 98.6% of working households."

Nevertheless, raging Tea Baggers spouting Republican Tax Day lies took to the streets not to thank the President, but to blame him for the tax cuts they received....(Remainder.)

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Celebrando la herencia hispana

MES NACIONAL DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA, 2009

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PROCLAMA HECHA
POR EL PRESIDENTE DE ESTADOS UNIDOS DE NORTEAMÉRICA


La historia de los hispanos en Estados Unidos es la historia del propio Estados Unidos. Los valores de la comunidad hispana —el amor a la familia, una fe profunda y constante, una sólida ética de trabajo— son valores estadounidenses. Los hispanos reúnen las ricas tradiciones de comunidades con raíces en Estados Unidos que datan de hace siglos y la energía y empuje de inmigrantes recientes. Muchos asumieron grandes riesgos para comenzar una nueva vida con la esperanza de forjar un futuro mejor para sí mismos y sus familias.

Los hispanos han desempeñado una función vital en los sucesos y los movimientos que han moldeado nuestro país. Han enriquecido nuestra cultura y aportado creatividad e innovación a todo, desde los deportes hasta las ciencias, desde las artes hasta la economía.

Los hispanos han servido con honor y distinción en todo conflicto desde la Guerra de la Revolución, y han hecho aportes invalorables por medio de sus servicios a nuestro país. Dirigen corporaciones, entidades sin fines de lucro, instituciones educativas y movimientos sociales. Trabajan en todos los niveles del gobierno, desde las juntas escolares hasta los capitolios estatales, y desde los concejos municipales hasta el Congreso. Y por primera vez en la historia de la nación, una latina ocupa un escaño entre los nueve jueces de la Corte Suprema.

A medida que los hispanos continúan enriqueciendo el carácter de nuestra nación y perfilando nuestro futuro común, afianzan la promesa de Estados Unidos y confirman la narrativa de unidad y progreso estadounidense.

Para rendir homenaje a los logros de los hispanos en Estados Unidos, el Congreso, por medio de la Ley Pública 100-402, tal como ha sido modificada, ha autorizado y solicitado que el Presidente emita una proclama anualmente designando del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre como el "Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana".

AHORA POR TANTO, YO, BARACK OBAMA, Presidente de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica, en virtud de la autoridad que me conceden la Constitución y las leyes de Estados Unidos, por la presente proclamo del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre del 2009 como el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana. Hago un llamado a todos los funcionarios públicos, educadores, bibliotecarios y todos los estadounidenses para que celebren este mes con las ceremonias, actividades y programas correspondientes.

EN FE DE LO CUAL, suscribo la presente este decimoquinto día de septiembre del año de Nuestro Señor dos mil nueve, y ducentésimo trigésimo cuarto de la Independencia de Estados Unidos de Norteamérica.

BARACK OBAMA

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By Ed Stein
Ed Stein Ink



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