Friday, January 14, 2011

Today's Drudgery

A smattering of the stupid Drudge is linking to with smarmy comments.

Anything else we need to bitch about?

In Short: Conservative Killer Causation

If anyone's tired of hearing from every right wing tool that there is not nor has there ever been proof of any getting all kill-y over conservative rhetoric, send them to this post over at Slate.
In the comments on the roundup of recent political murders by right-wingers, reader Andrew Bockover points out that I missed a big one. In July of 2008, unemployed truck driver Jim Adkisson opened fire with a shotgun during a performance of "Annie" at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, killing two people and wounding several others.

Adkisson attacked the church because he identified it as liberal, and he had specifically planned to go out and assassinate liberals. "This was a symbolic killing," he wrote in a four-page manifesto. "Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate, + House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the Mainstream Media. But I knew these people were inaccessible to me."

More at the link, but I'd say that's pretty much case in point.

O'Reilly's Prince of Peace of Tides

Did you guys catch this one?

About 1:50 Bill O'Reilly washes up on the beach when he equates the tides to an unexplainable mystery of God. (Note: tidal forces are caused by the moon. It's science!)

At 2:40, world-traveled man of mystery has "never" seen a Christian sign on the side of the road referring to hell. Damn, you think he'd see one even if he never ventured outside of Fox studios.

Here's just one example, Bill-O. You can find this one in a field on the eastern side of I-71 between Columbus and Cincinnati (travelling north it displays the 10 commandments).

And that concludes today's lesson. Now drop to your knees and pray to the invisible man in the sky.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

In Short: The Shooter - Republican or Democrat?

Jared Loughner, the "alleged" shooter of Tuscon, was neither - a registered independent.

Left says he was a conservative, or at least affected by the nasty, violent imagery of folks like Beck and Palin.

Right says he had The Communist Manifesto in his house, so that's socialist and the liberals are to blame.

I say he was horribly disturbed, but de facto must claim him as a liberal. Why?

He actually read books.

DeLay Skips White House for Big House

The tragedy in Arizona is on all our minds. But let's not miss the fact that the former Republican Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

And the liberal talk shows are skipping this one, so you know the right wingnuts will stay the course of blaming Tuscon on the left while crybabying that the left's blaming it on them and just give the DeLay story a pass.

Fags Killed the Birds

Seriously. Didn't you know?