Is this what we have come to?
An ugly scene took place outside the Kentucky Senatorial debate Monday night as what appeared to be a supporter of Republican candidate Rand Paul was captured by a local news affiliate literally stomping the head of a member of the progressive-activist organization MoveOn.org.
Rand Paul was unapolagetic.
Flatulent prat Glenn Beck has organized a rally in Washington. He is duly eviscerated by John Stewart …
Stewart: FOX Failed To Mention Co-Owner Is One They Accuse Of ‘Terror Funding’
Jon Stewart continued his coverage of the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ debate last night, focusing on Fox News’ incongruities harder than he ever has. In a segment called “The Parent Company Trap,” Stewart shared with his viewers how Fox News’ plan to “follow the money” from mosque builder Imam Rauf to terrorists will be a tricky one because it leads right back to Fox News.
Stewart showed clips from his show last week, in which he mocked Fox News for playing a dangerous game of association based on speculation, and wherein Fox continued to mention a nameless man with ties to Imam Rauf through the “Kingdom Foundation.” It turns out the man they are referring to but never name is Saudi prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, one of the biggest shareholders of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
Stewart: FOX Failed To Mention Co-Owner Is One They Accuse Of ‘Terror Funding’ (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
Jon Stewart Follows The Money; Claims That Watching Fox News Funds ‘Terror Mosque’ (mediaite.com)
Jon Stewart Says “stop watching Fox” If We Want To Cut Off Funding To “Terror Mosque” (lezgetreal.com)
“Stewart: Fox Smears Owner Alwaleed bin Talal!” and related posts (juancole.com)
Jon Stewart Takes Fox News to Task for Hiding Shareholder’s Funding of Controversial Mosque (theroot.com)
Fox News’ Ties to Terrorism (outsidethebeltway.com)
Fox News Overlooked the Minor Detail That the Mosque Was Funded by Their Second Largest Share Holder (iflizwerequeen.com)
News Corp Top Shareholder Is Ground Zero Mosque Funder (newsone.com)
‘Let’s do as Fox News commands, and follow the money’ (washingtonmonthly.com)
Daily Show on ‘terror funder’ & Fox co-owner Prince al-Waleed bin Talal (americablog.com)
Welcome to “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” This unintended outtake from the half-term governor’s new reality show is evidence that not all her neighbor’s are enamored. A teacher in Homer, Alaska greeted Palin and her entourage with a huge “Worst Governor Ever” banner. Palin – flanked by pie-loving private security and husband Todd – engaged the critic in a conversation:
“You swore on your precious bible that you would uphold the interests of this state. And then when cash was waved in front of your face you quit.”
“Oh, you wanted me to be your Governor. I’m honored.”
Palin at first attempted to win another convert with her folksy charm, but then let her snark slip through the harm. She shared a snide exchange with her daughter Bristol (unwed, teenage mom turned abstinence spokesperson –when the woman revealed she was a teacher.
Here’s Sarah Palin making an ass of herself on YouTube.
She also sure believes in taking the law into her own hands … On the public dock, private security patted down private citizens. The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable search and seizure from their government. Private security searching private citizens in a public place, doesn’t fall under that category. It’s a bit more hinky.
Whether it was TLC or the Palins who contracted security, under what authority did they operate in a public location? Were they looking for weapons? Well, now there’s a Second Amendment issue.
Sarah Palin Also Hates Teachers [Rogue Rules] (jezebel.com)
‘Celebrity’ Sarah Palin Confronted by Citizen in Homer While Filming Her New Reality Show (videocafe.crooksandliars.com)
Shannyn Moore: Sarah Palin’s Homer Moment – D’Oh! (huffingtonpost.com)
“Did Sarah Palin Roll Her Eyes at Teaching?” and related posts (nymag.com)
Video shows Sarah Palin engaging protester in Alaska (ctv.ca)
Watch: Sarah Palin Mocks Teacher Who Confronts Her with ‘Worst Governor Ever’ Banner (towleroad.com)
Sarah Palin Teacher Drag Queen Brouhaha (outsidethebeltway.com)
Palin’s run-in with a former constituent (dailykos.com)
Sarah Palin Rolls Eyes at Teacher During Altercation (Watch) (manolith.com)
Sarah Palin To Angry Protester: I’m Honored You Think I’m A Celebrity! (VIDEO) (mediaite.com)
In an interview with CNN‘s John King yesterday, former vice president Cheney declared that President Obama’s decisions to close Guantanamo and end torture, among other policies, “raise the risk to the American people of another attack.” When King asked whether Cheney thought Obama “has made Americans less safe,” Cheney replied, “I do.”
This stands in stark contrast to the analysis of the US intelligence community. In reality, torture made Americans — both at home and those serving overseas — less safe. Former FBI special agent Jack Cloonan testified that the Bush-Cheney policies had convinced him that “revenge in the form of a catastrophic attack on the homeland is coming.”
The delusional demagogue defended the Bush administration’s torture and detention policies as “essential to the success we enjoyed of being able to collect the intelligence that” prevented new attacks after 9/11. “And now he [Obama] is making some choices that, in my mind, will, in fact, raise the risk to the American people of another attack,” Cheney said.
In February, Cheney told Politico that Obama’s adherence to the Geneva convention and his refusal to use torture meant “there’s a high probability” of a nuclear attack on America, and he accused Obama of being “more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States.”
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) delivered a lackluster Republican response to President Obama‘s address last night, following the now familiar Republican pattern of being able to define themselves as against the President. Jindal also “defended the virtues of small government that he said even his own party had abandoned in recent years.”
Last Friday, in a move of disingenuous hypocrisy, Jindal announced that he would reject roughly $100 million in unemployment assistance from the federal recovery package, claiming the temporary unemployment aid would eventually lead to a tax hike on businesses. Jindal’s decision ensured that at least 25,000 unemployed Louisiana residents would not be eligible for unemployment insurance. However, in 2005, as a congressman representing Louisiana, he co-sponsored a bill extending temporary unemployment insurance — similar to the type he now opposes — to those who found themselves unemployed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Further, as the Wonk Room reported yesterday, in Louisiana 430 people lose their jobs every day.
(Well, I think we all know the answer to this question). George Bush is busy on his Bucket List tour trying to shore up his legacy. Its not going so well for him, and not just because of flying shoes… Here is David Letterman’s take…