75% Senate Republicans: Indefensible

Via Maddow

Rachel Maddow is joined by former KBR employee and rape survivor Jamie Leigh Jones and her attorney Todd Kelly to talk about the importance of Senator Al Franken's anti-rape amendment and the disturbing number of Republican Senators who voted against it.

Here's the 30 Pro-Gang Rape Republican Senators in your 111th United States Congress

Voting NAY --- 30

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

News? Or Opinion? You decide.

Via Cesca

Opinion punditry disguised as news.

Conservative Conference Will Feature 100% Bangin’ Toga Party

Via Wonkette

Are you all geared up for the upcoming State Policy Network (SPN) Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina? Bro come on! The SPN is a network of wingnut think tanks and organizations throughout the country that helps “advance a free society by providing leadership development, management training and networking opportunities for think tank professionals and by promoting strategic partnerships among market-oriented organizations.” STRATEGY, MARKETS, NETWORKS, TRAINING, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, CUM, COCKS, DOLLA DOLLA BILLS. If you are that particular flavor of “douche” that specializes in lacking self-awareness, you belong to the SPN! Let’s see what rad parties some of the SPN members will be throwing during their annual meeting… oh look, a Toga Party! Hilarious forwarded invite, below.

Subject Line:

Toga Celebration at the SPN Annual Meeting ~ Invitation

Dear Minions of the SPN Empire:

It has sadly come to my attention that many of the younger members of our Freedom Movement have never watched “Animal House” and may not understand the cultural significance of a Toga Party. Here I’ll blame public education and their parents breast feeding them too long while watching Oprah. Sadder still are the older, goodie-two-shoes, pencil-neck types in our movement who only used a beer bong in college to hold their protractors and HP calculators. I won’t mention people like Joe Lehman or Lynn Harsh so as not to embarrass their colleagues.

To right these wrongs you are hereby ordered to join me at the Toga Celebration in Asheville, within the SPN Annual Meeting! Yours truly serves as Emperor of Ceremonies. The festivities take place Tues., Nov. 3, 10:00 pm to 1:00 am (10:00 pm to 10:15 pm for Gisele Huff to lessen any sexual harassment lawsuits). You will celebrate with me in festive toga fashion – or to the Coliseum and lions for you.

Toga Celebration minutiae, approved by me, Emperor of Ceremonies:

* In honor of Animal House, all party entrants must wear a toga at the festivities. And by the way, wearing pants with a toga is like wearing suspenders and a belt; or as we say in Colorado, pulling a “Gary Palmer.”
* Those who don’t sport a toga will be thoroughly embarrassed by a roaming rogue troupe of Cirque du Soleil rejects.
* You should bring your toga from home (someone needs to tell Carl Helstrom that’s just a bed sheet). This likely means we get to see Kurt Weber wearing something with a Spiderman theme
* A Best Toga Contest will take place for males, females and asexual Mackinac employees.
* A rigged jury will likely declare me the Best Toga Contest winner (for males)
* Orgy to follow the Toga Celebration, location TBA (no toga required)
* SPN’s attorneys “encouraged” me to state: This isn’t an SPN thing. The Toga Celebration is hosted by: Students for Liberty, Foundation for Economic Education, Institute for Humane Studies and Liberty on the Rocks.

Do join me, Emperor of Ceremonies, for much needed think-tank bacchanal. Attached is a Love is Hell cartoon to help launch the Toga Celebration spirit.

So let it be written, so let it be done.

Emperor of Ceremonies

Jon Caldara

President, Independence Institute

Sounds like a great place to get raped!


Via laut.fm/rockandrollradio

Wednesday - Tune of the Day

Aerosmith Unplugged - Big 10" Record & Hangman Jury

Last night I tried to tease her
I gave my love a little pinch
She said now stop that jivin'
Now whip out your big 10 inch

Record of a band that plays those blues
Well a band that plays the blues
She just loves my big 10 inch
Record of her favorite blues

I swear I didn't know that 45 was loaded
In fact my memory ain't so clear
That's not to say she didn't get what she deserved
Least that's the way it looks from here
Boy when you line the track a lack a
Hey boy dontcha line the track

Real America

Via EqualityMaine

Fox News Catches WH Communications Team Performing Acts of Media Terrorism

Via Indecision


We've seen some fiery skirmishes in the War on Fox News, especially now that Fox's commanders are rallying their troops to go on the offensive, but today we have an actual bombshell: Fox has unearthed explosive! detonating! evidence of Barack Obama's campaign communications team's SECRET STRATEGY for media terrorism.

You see, Barack Obama's campaign communications team (led by Anita Dunn, seen here PLOTTING with David Axelrod), did not simply allow reporters, including those of Fox News, to write whatever the hell they wanted about their candidate. This is unheard of in democracy. A non-Stalinist campaign would simply lead its candidate onto a stage, sit him down, and let the assembled press pool make up whatever fun stories they wanted to, based on his appearance.

But Candidate Obama's nefarious communications generals had a different plan, a strategy known to "insiders" as "controlling the message." These people don't want you to know that they did this, or how they did this, but one Fox News footsoldier marched into the trenches of Google, I'm guessing, and dug up a video of Anita Dunn speaking at a conference earlier this year…

She explained that the campaign favored live interviews so that Obama's words could not be edited — "so that what the voters heard we determined, as opposed to some editor in a TV station."

"Whether it was a David Plouffe video or an Obama speech, a huge part of our press strategy was focused on making the media cover what Obama was actually saying as opposed to why the campaign was saying it," she said.

Chilling! How many more times has Barack Obama covered up his efforts to waterboard the media? Next I suppose Fox News will reveal that those big blue "Yes We Can" rally signs were not the spontaneous handiwork of Real Americans, but were instead distributed by campaign operatives! (I believe that would be grounds for impeachment.)

Tuesday - Tune of the Day

The Pierces - Boring

Sexy boy; Girl on girl; Menage a trois

Marijuana; Cocaine; Heroin;

Galliano; Donatella; Dolce & Gabbana;

Caviar; Escargot; Dom Perignon

Watch Karl Rove Lie, Straight Up, For Two Straight Minutes

Via Wonkette

This is absolutely amazing, watching Karl Rove pretend to be so upset about the Obama administration “demeaning… the White House” and “engaging in its own version of the media enemies list,” by criticizing Fox News, the network on which he’s speaking. (Why is Terry McAuliffe there? To lose another Virginia election?) We all remember how George Bush, when he would give his one interview every seven years, would always speak to PBS or The Guardian, and not just Fox News. Karl Rove is FURIOUS! [YouTube]

Some FaceBooker Showed Sarah the Rest of the Internet

Via Indecision


It looks like Sarah Palin. It punctuates like Sarah Palin. (Education: "Bachelor's degree in communications-journalism ," – sic. End a sentence fragment with a comma? You betcha, maverick.) But does this LinkedIn profile really belong to our Sarah Palin?

For one thing, her "experience" is missing her tenure as president of Facebook. For another thing, the page's URL is http://www.linkedin.com/in/governorsarahpalin, which seems fishy. Our Sarah Palin isn't governor of anything! Perhaps there is another Sarah Palin out there governing something we don't know about? Has this other Sarah Palin gone roguer? Is this the work of a hacker, or young Piper playing a prank with mommy's 'puter?

We may or may not ever know the truth, but if any of you succeed in obtaining a reference from Sarah Palin via LinkedIn — oh yes, she is offering this service — forward it to us immediately. She is also interested in "business deals," so maybe you can help her out with that too? Nothing pervy, pervs!

Monday - Tune of the Day

Coldplay - Strawberry Swing

People moving all the time
Inside a perfectly straight line
Don't you wanna just curve away?
When it's such…
It's such a perfect day
It's such a perfect day

Sunday - Tune of the Day

Ween - Voodoo Lady

I feel you now inside me
Never once did you deny me
Doin' that stuff that you do
Knockin' me out with your voodoo
You drive me crazy with that
Boogie oogie oogie oogie oogie oogie oogie oogie
You drive me crazy with that
Boogie boogie boogie