Colbert: Lying worked for Romney, so f*&k it (via Raw Story )
On Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert broke down former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s performance at Wednesday night’s presidential debate, saying that of course the governor excelled at a debate that was squarely in his area of expertise, “soul-crushing…
From that bottomless pit of stupid that is Glenn Beck, comes this winner from fake historian and all-around charlatan, David Barton:
A Tale of Two Countries: New Zealand Apologizes for Illegal Domestic Spying, While US Still Refuses to Acknowledge NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping (via EFF)
Imagine this: A government, faced with public evidence that its foreign spy service was conducting domestic surveillance on its residents—instead of claiming the information is somehow secret and the people responsible are above the reach of the law—admits in public and in the courtroom that it…
‘Third Eagle’ posts new song protesting ‘first gay president’ Obama (via Raw Story )
In a new song, the singer and songwriter who calls himself “Third Eagle” insinuates that President Barack Obama is a gay man who is waiting for the election to be over so he can leave his wife and start getting “oral” from a man named “George, Ed or Steve.” Third Eagle is a 71-year-old…
Shock jobs boost electrifies Obama campaign (via AFP)
A relieved Barack Obama basked in shock good news Friday as unemployment dipped below eight percent to the lowest point of his presidency, stealing headlines from Mitt Romney's thumping debate win. Unexpected data showing the jobless rate fell to 7.8 percent electrified Obama's re-election campaign…
Jack Welch: I have no evidence jobs numbers were doctored (via Raw Story )
Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch admitted to Hardball host Chris Matthews Friday that he had no evidence to support his accusation that President Barack Obama’s administration had falsified new employment statistics, yet refused to take it back. The report, released Friday morning, placed the…
Bill Moyers and Univision anchors slam presidential debate organizers (via Raw Story )
Bill Moyers and Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas criticized the group behind this year’s presidential and vice-presidential debates Friday for failing to recognize the growing Latino electorate. “The Commission on Presidential Debates, they’re stuck in the 1950s,”…
If the GOP can win fairly, their fall back position is to cheat. From Crooks and Liars:
A liberal group in New Mexico claims to have undercover video showing the vice chair of the Sandoval County Republican Party training poll challengers to use illegal tactics that could suppress voters' rights.
ProgressNow New Mexico on Wednesday published video of a September 26th official "Poll Challenger Training," in which former Republican Sandoval County Commission candidate Pat Morlen misinformed voters about ID requirements and assistance for Spanish-speaking citizens.
From Crooks and Liars:
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday said that they had denied a gay California teen Eagle Scout honors because he had not lived up to the principle of "duty to God" with his sexual orientation.
The Scoutmaster for Troop 212 in Moraga decided that Ryan Andresen was "no longer eligible for membership in Scouting" after they learned he was gay, even though he had completed all of his requirements for Eagle Scout, including building a "tolerance wall" to honor those that had been bullied like himself.
"I want everyone to know that [the Eagle award] should be based on accomplishment, not your sexual orientation," Ryan Andresen's mother, Karen, told NBC News. "Ryan entered Scouts when he was six years old and in no way knew what he was."
Today is loving Christian behavior:
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