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So apparently some lame-ass conservative group sets up a “sting” to try to get NPR to look bad. During the meeting between senior vice president for fundraising, Ron Schiller and men posing as members of a fictitious Muslim Education Action Center Trust, Mr. Schiller made the following statements:
— “The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian — I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move.”
— “Tea Party people” aren’t “just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”
— “I think what we all believe is if we don’t have Muslim voices in our schools, on the air … it’s the same thing we faced as a nation when we didn’t have female voices.”
He also suggested that public radio might be able to survive if government funding were cut off. Hmmmm, those sound like fairly reasonable assessments. The first two are observably accurate. I’m not so sure about the muslim voices since I don’t personally think we need more religious voices, but I certainly wouldn’t make any efforts to stifle them.
It seems that the powers at NPR don’t like their people to go around saying things that are true about Tea Partiers. Heaven forbid that journalists tell the fucking truth about a bunch of frigging lunatics. No, that would demonstrate bias or something. I don’t know about you, but being biased towards objective reality sounds like a pretty damn good bias to me.
Dana Davis Rehm, NPR’s senior vice president of marketing, communications and external relations, released the following statement:
We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for.
So telling the truth about the Tea Party is “appalling” and “contrary to what NPR stands for”? Fuck that noise. Grow some gonads, NPR. Stand up to the lunacy that is “fair and balanced” journalism and start telling the truth.
Oh, what’s that? NPR CEO Vivian Schiller has just
resigned been kicked out over this? Never mind.
If you thought Palin teaming up with the WorldNutDaily was full of teh stoopid, check this out: Sarah “Gonna shoot some wolves, dontcha know” Palin has signed on with Faux News. Didn’t even need to go to the crazy to hear about it. Via The Washington Post:
A Fox News executive says the network will shortly announce that the former vice-presidential nominee is signing on as a contributor.
Palin, who resigned as governor of Alaska last summer, will appear as a commentator on various Fox shows. She will also host an occasional program that will examine inspirational tales involving ordinary Americans.
Palin will join Mike Huckabee as a Fox contributor who was also involved in the 2008 campaign.
So, who still thinks that Focks News is “Fair & Balanced”? Oh, yeah, the same fucktards that voted for dipshit Palin in the first place. God, save me from your followers. Please.
Here I am, putzing around in teh intertubes, looking for something to motivate me to blog. I should have known where to go first. They’ve never let me down before and it looks like they’re going to be just as much a source of lulz in 2010 as in previous years. Yes, I’m talking about the WorldNutDaily (or the WorldNetDaily as they like to call themselves. They’re the only ones who do). So what kind of republitard/religiotard insanity are they up to now? Let’s take a peek into the mind of madness, shall we?
You see that there? Where it says “WorldNetDaily Exclusive”? That’s a code phrase that means “We’re the only ones batshit crazy enough to publish this astounding crap”. Just an FYI.
Anyway, here’s the headline:
Palin-Farah ticket at 1st national tea-party convention
Americans unite to take country back from ‘grips of tyrannical government’
Holy. Fucking. Shit. Can it be? Two of the craziest looney-toons on the scene in the same place? My mind reels at the thought of the staggering amount of stupid that will be excreted by the two of them. *sigh* So what will Beauty and Caribou Barbie be doing?
WND founder Joseph Farah will join former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin as speaker at the first national tea-party convention – and he plans to get Americans energized and excited about reclaiming the nation this year from the clutches of “tyrannical central government.”
At first I was really excited. Can you imagine the fun we would have in 2012 if those two yahoos ran for president? Alas, it was merely a forum for idiots to speak to morons. Or is that the other way around? Anyway, other attendees to this historic event include Rep Michele Bachmann, R- Minn. and Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. Yes, you read that right Michele “Seditionist” Bachmann will be adding her brand of crazy to the mix.
If only Joe the Plumber were going to be there, the whole tea-bagger movement might just be so inspired it would spontaneously combust. One can have dreams, anyway.
Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio heavyweight declared on his program Wednesday that the United States needed to return to racially segregated buses.
Referring to an incident in which a white student was beaten by black students on a bus, Limbaugh said: “I think the guy’s wrong. I think not only it was racism, it was justifiable racism. I mean, that’s the lesson we’re being taught here today. Kid shouldn’t have been on the bus anyway. We need segregated buses — it was invading space and stuff. This is Obama’s America.”
A full transcript of Limbaugh’s comments on his radio show is available at MediaMatters.org.
via Raw Story
At what point are all the reasonable people going to stand up to the disgusting racist feces being slung about by the “conservative” movement? The mainstream media needs to get off their collective arses and expose this shit for what it is: racist, violent and morally wrong. Quit hiding behind the guise of “balance”. Sometimes the other side is just plain wrong!
It’s a good thing I’m not a teacher in Seminole County, because they would fire the hell out of me if they caught wind of my blog. I mean, if all it took for John Wolfe to get fired is to drop the f-bomb a few times and sound a little depressed on his LiveJournal, they’d probably stone me to fucking death.
Allow me to summarize the situation: Boy graduates from college. Boy has crappy job as waiter that he bitches a little about on blog. Boy gets job as teacher. School fires boy after 5 days for aforementioned blog.
WTF? I could understand it if he were talking about wanting to get it on with students or fantasizing about burning down the school, but unless there is a whole lot more shit on his blog than what is featured here, I can’t imagine how they can legally fire him. I know Florida is a right-to-work state and all, but c’mon!
From the article on the local Fox affiliate web site:
But district leaders say its really quite simple. They said that he crossed an ethical line, and for that, he must be terminated.
Wolfe has never had his own classroom. He has been a substitute teacher in Orange and Alachua Counties up until Lake Mary High School hired him this summer as a Television and Film teacher.
Just five days into the job, a few of his students stumbled across his personal online blog.
After reading it, they told another teacher who reported it to district leaders who decided that Wolfe’s language and thoughts were inappropriate behavior for a teacher.
Let’s see, what horrific things did Wolfe talk about?
- The lack of morality in major corporations and how they screw people
- A tongue-in-cheek letter to Jesus asking for help with a job application
- Some punk rock lyrics
- How he had classes with some dude who later went psycho on campus and got arrested
- His feelings of depression and his efforts to thwart it
- An apology for being rude to someone earlier in the day
- Oh, and he used the word fuck and shit like that
Yeah, it seems simple to me, now, too. It would be completely unethical to let this guy teach our children Film and Television. Fucktards.
I just signed this petition to honor Ted Kennedy, which will be delivered to senators on Monday:
“Ted Kennedy was a courageous champion for health care reform his entire life. In his honor, name the reform bill that passed Kennedy’s health committee ‘The Kennedy Bill’ — then pass it, and nothing less, through the Senate.”
According to Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, we’ve been spared from the hurricanes because he stuffed a little piece of paper in a hole in a wall. Of course, it requires the wall to be in Jerusalem and the paper has to have a prayer on it to get direct action from god. In this case, god responded by putting up a force field around Florida to protect the nation’s wang from the mean old storms.
See? Here’s the latest one bouncing off of the invisible sky daddy’s power:
I mean, how could there be any other explanation? Either no one has previously prayed for hurricanes to miss Florida or else god just really likes Crist. I’ll bet god said, “Fuck the prayers from people in other states, I’m gonna protect Florida ’cause Charlie is such a good guy!”
Charlie is quite the modest one, though, despite his influence over an omnipotent supreme being:
[Crist] said he’s not taking credit for the lack of storms in this hurricane-prone state.
“I give that to God,” Crist said. “But it’s nice.”
Just something loopy I’m doing. Crappy pics, I know, but I’ve only got my iPhone with me. Click to embiggen. Transcript coming soon.
I am still amazed at the depths of racism in this country. One of the best side effects of electing Barack Obama is that the GOP has decided to finally reveal itself as what it truly is: a bunch of racist rednecks, drunk on power, incapable of recognizing reality even if she sat on their face and wiggled. What kind of person can hire Pat Buchanan and still look at themselves in the mirror? He’s always been a douchebag, but now he just comes right out and admits that he’s a racist. Here’s a sample of his eloquence:
White men were 100% of the people that wrote the Constitution, 100% of the people that signed the Declaration of Independence, 100% of the people who died at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, probably close to 100% of the people who died at Normandy. This has been a country built basically by white folks, who were 90% of the nation in 1960 when I was growing up and the other 10% were African-Americans who had been discriminated against. That’s why.
Watch Rachel not give an inch to this fucking moron.
Rachel, you’re a better person than I am to not try to reach through the monitor and rip is fucking head off.
This post by Sara over at Orcinus hits the nail squarely on the head. Sometimes I have to wonder if a certain political party has been hit squarely on the head as well.
Your fellow Americans demand an answer — and we want it now. Just one simple question:
Are you deliberately trying to start a civil war?
Just answer the question. Yes or no. Don’t insult us with elisions, evasions, dithering, qualifications, or conditional answers. We need to know what your intentions are — and we need to know NOW. People are being shot dead in the streets of America at the rate of several per month now. You may not want responsibility for this — but the whackadoodles pulling the triggers make no bones about who put them up to this.
Damn straight. This shit’s starting to get scary out there. I talked a while back about the possibility of Civil War v2.0. Are we witnessing the next Fort Sumter? Canada’s looking better and better. Ok, not really. Too damn cold. But you know what I mean.