Is Anyone in the United States OTHER Than James O’Keefe ACTUALLY Committing Voter Fraud?

May 16, 2012

The answer, of course, is no

In his newest video, conservative videographer James O’Keefe claims that during his organization’s latest inept voter fraud sting in North Carolina, “we found ballots being offered out in the name of the dead.” Unfortunately for O’Keefe, the person whose ballot his operative sought is actually alive, as is indicated by the raw video his organization posted online.

Yet, O’Keefe actually commits voter fraud (or, perhaps, conspiracy to commit voter fraud – but some criminal act nevertheless) by providing false information in the obtaining of a ballot.

If white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislatures were actually concerned about voter fraud, why wouldn’t they simply enact bills of attainder against Jame O’Keefe (and the ghost of Andrew Breitbart, should it ever appear)?

Yes, bills of attainder are facially unconstiutional.

But since when has that curtailed the political bloodlust of a white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislature?  It certainly hasn’t with all of the vote-suppression laws that they’ve concocted.

Mitt the Crip

May 11, 2012

…or is it Mitt the Blood?

Or just Mitt the obnoxious rich-boy thug?

Knowing That None of Your Five Millionaire-From-Birth Sons Will Ever Get Any Closer to an Iraq Battlefield Than Utah….

May 6, 2012

Doubly priceless.

Meanwhile, Back Here…

May 2, 2012

North Carolina:

Chad Nance, a Winston-Salem freelance journalist who is currently active in electoral campaigning, says poll workers outside the early voting site at the Forsyth County Government Center in downtown Winston-Salem reported to him that the wife of NC Sen. Peter Brunstetter remarked today that her husband sponsored legislation to put the marriage amendment on the primary ballot “to protect the Caucasian race.”

[Nance]: Did you say anything about Caucasians? 

Brunsetter: If I did it wasn’t anything race related.

And, in Houston, re: the killing of a former Houston Astros minor leaguer who had become a cop in Mississippi:

I’m oh so confident that neither “White” nor “Hispanic” was race-related either….

Dixie Chicks Scoreboard, Dave

May 1, 2012

Did Rupert Murdoch buy the NY Times along with the Wall Street Journal?

In a sign of growing desperation among anti-Palestinian groups, a New York Times ad published [last week] likens the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to the Holocaust.

“The Holocaust began with boycotts of Jewish stores and ended with death camps,” begins the ad, placed by notorious anti-African American and Islamophobic agitator David Horowitz.

Citing the murder of three Jewish children and a rabbi in Toulouse, France earlier this year, the ad says, “it is time for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to ask themselves what they did to contribute to the atmosphere of hate that spawned these and other murders of Jews.”

Something tells me that Dave sang a different tune – or none at all – when the pro-Bush-junta media machine engaged in its open and notorious boycott (and divestment from the airwaves) of the Dixie Chicks for their opposition to the false-pretense war against Iraq (and we won’t mention Bill O-Lie-ly’s pathetic boycott of France.)

As for the Times?

One hundred and forty-eight US college professors signed a letter objecting to an advertisement in The New York Times by notorious racist David Horowitz naming indvidual faculty members at several US colleges and accusing them of inciting murder of Jewish children, and likening the movement to boycott Israel (BDS) to Nazism.

The Times, however, failed to print it.


More Christianists Demanding Special Rights

April 30, 2012

From the Houston Chronk:

The Friendly Atheist reports that two movie theaters in the Greater Dallas area aren’t allowing clips by a local atheist group to run in their theaters.

The Green Oaks Movie Tavern in Arlington rejected last month an ad from the Dallas-Fort Worth Coalition of Reason, citing a policy against religious advertising, and now the Angelika Film Center in Plano has rescinded an initial decision to run the ad, even though it has accepted ads from churches.

Zachary Moore, who leads the Coalition of Reason chapter,  told the local CBS affiliate Angelika had received complaints from Christians….

And, now, the money shot:

[Dallas attorney Stewart Thomas] says, “it seems to me the public accommodation is to attend the theater and watch the movie everyone has the right to watch the movie. I’m not sure the theater has to sell to anyone that wants to buy advertising.”

Uh huh….


Ayn Rand Rangers Fans

April 26, 2012


An unfortunate scene unfolded in Arlington tonight as a pair of Rangers fans caught a foul ball tossed into the stands by Mitch Moreland in the eighth inning of Rangers-Yankees, then refused to give the ball to the toddler sitting next to them—instead choosing to pose for pictures and generally behave like douchebags.

Yankees play-by-play man Michael Kay—capturing the thoughts of America for probably the first time ever—chided the couple for “rubbing it in the kid’s face,”….

The guy looks like a cross between George W. Bush (who was probably in his usual throne at the home plate end of the Rangers dugout) at his most ‘born on third’-entitled and Jay Leno at his ‘Bill Hicks deserved to live to see Patrick Duffy and Joey Lawrence appear on the Tonight Show together’ smarmiest.


April 25, 2012

As if there was any doubt:

Last week, ALEC acknowledged that it was reeling after its corporate sponsors — some of which pay hundreds of thousands of dollars at times for membership in the right-wing group — started dropping like flies. In a statement that sidestepped any admission of wrongdoing for pushing voter suppression and Stand Your Ground/Shoot First bills nationwide, ALEC announced, “We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force that dealt with non-economic issues, and reinvesting these resources in the task forces that focus on the economy.”

We already knew this was a PR stunt. But in an recent interview, the Republican state legislator who chaired the disbanded committee confirms it:

Republican State Rep. Jerry Madden of Texas chairs the Public Safety Task Force and although he is disappointed the committee is disbanding, he said many of the issues will be transferred to other committees.

“ALEC’s decision won’t impact the important issues we’ve worked on,” Madden told The Christian Post. “But I will say this, these groups are targeting ALEC because when conservatives get together, we influence state and federal policy in a major way and these groups are scared of us – and should be.”

There never was any doubt, right?

Creepier Than Ann Coulter – And For All The Same Reasons

April 22, 2012

[W]hile liberal women may praise Ann for (at least) getting herself an education, where is the praise for Ann’s best decision of all — to marry well?Progressives like Hilary Rosen, who lambasted Ann Romney on economic issues for being a stay-at-home mom, would presumably prefer women to be dependent on the state for health care and housing .

But by marrying wealthy, Ann made a truly empowering decision that allowed her the freedom to do whatever she wanted.

That would be S.E. Cupp.  As Digby observes:

Evidently Cupp is looking for a wealthy, patriarchal throwback to take her away from all this and there are probably a few available. Sadly, being in her 30s she’s pretty much out of the running for anyone younger than 60 or so. (Rich male “providers” of all ages tend to prefer the younger ones.) She missed her “Romney window” a long time ago.

Maybe something else put her out of the running as well.

In Praise of the Internet

April 20, 2012

Seen recently at the Vancouver Sun – and elsewhere on the intertoobs:

Wow. Thanks to Ann Romney for making Sarah Palin look good. Here’s what she said earlier this week at a Moms for Mitt group near Philadelphia.

“Why should women be paid equal to men? Men have been in the working world a lot longer and deserve to be paid at a higher rate.

“Heck, I’m a working mom and I’m not paid a dime. I depend on my husband to provide for me and my family, as should most women… and if a woman does work, she should be happy just to be out there in the working world and quit complaining that she’s not making as much as her male counterparts.

“I mean really, all this wanting to be equal nonsense is going to be detrimental to the future of women everywhere. Who’s going to want to hire a woman, or for that matter, even marry a woman who thinks she is the same, if not better than a man at any job. It’s almost laughable.

“C’mon now ladies, are you with me on this?”

No Ann, we’re not.

Now, I don’t doubt for one nano second that those quotes represent what Ann ‘I’m the white daughter of a white millionaire and I married a white millionaire and cranked out five white boys, so of course I know what its like to raise non-white children while being non-white and making minimum wage’ Romney actually thinks about the class of people that she’s trying to con into voting for her husband.


I do have trouble believing that she’s sufficiently untrained to speak that freely with her master’s husband’s self-declared birthright on the line in the upcoming election.

Thus far, other than that Vancouver Sun blog posting…

…I’m tending to see that quote pasted onto facebook posts and in places like the Drudge Retort (yes, it fooled me too.) Consequently, I suspect that the quote might not be real.

But, I’m simply reporting what I’ve seen elsewhere; the fact that its out there is a story unto itself, don’tcha know – and, in all honesty, I think Ann ‘I’m the white daughter of a white millionaire and I married a white millionaire and cranked out five white boys, so of course I know what its like to raise non-white children while being non-white and making minimum wage’ Romney should be forced to admit or deny making the statement…

and, of course, if she denies it – she should be asked if, nevertheless, the content thereof is actually what she believes.


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