Let Them Eat Fake

Via Maddow

Rachel Maddow to GOP: "You have to stop threatening to shoot people and stop making stuff up!"



Via nyseer

The lead in was Acorn, who was driven out of business because of a dazzling hooker scandal. A scandal that turned out to have been faked, not that many will ever know it.

So Acorn is now gone. And it's an afterthought that the attack that killed them off was totally made up. Bogus. Bull pucky.
Climate Gate- Bunk

She barely needed to comment or give background. She knows we know the deal. She assumes a certain amount of intelligence on the part of the viewer, which is always flattering. But the crux is that a UK panel declared this week that the scandal was bullshit and added in the report "global warming is happening and is induced by human activity."

Loose transcript-

Outrage about recess appointments- Bull
Outrage over mandates- Bull
Outrage over Miranda rights for terrorists- Bull
Outrage about civilian trials for terrorists- Bull
Outrage over the stimulus package- Bull
Repealing health reform- Bull
Lawsuits against health reform- Bull
Death Panels- Bull
Birth Certificate- Bull
Fear of census- Bull
Threats to end second amendment- Bull
Thousands of armed IRS agents to enforce HCR mandates- Bull
Taking away the right to go fishing- Bull
Scott Brown saying Rachel is running against him- Bull

You know what's fun 2 read...?


Just a thought... maybe you should hope he drops a bit lower... so when you talk shit... it will have greater impact or "gut punch factor" as I like to call it.

My goodness... the Republicans don't really seem to fair too well in an All-Time-Low table graphic... do they?

Job Approval Lows

President

Date(s)

Low
approval rating



%

Harry Truman

February 1952

22

Dwight Eisenhower

March 1958

48

John Kennedy

September 1963

56

Lyndon Johnson

August 1968

35

Richard Nixon

July 1974 and August 1974

24

Gerald Ford

January 1975 and March 1975

37

Jimmy Carter

June 1979

28

Ronald Reagan

January 1983

35

George H.W. Bush

July 1992

29

Bill Clinton

June 1993

37

George W. Bush

October 2008

25

While Andrew Breitbart Is Outraged Over Thrown Eggs...

Going To Extremes:
The Obama Era's Top Ten Anti-Government Flare-Ups

Via TPM

The charges filed this week against nine members of the Hutaree Christian militia group have re-focused attention on the resurgence over the last year or so of the broader militia movement.

That resurgence has been driven in part, say experts, by the election of President Obama. But during the Obama era, threats of anti-government violence -- and even the real thing -- have become more widespread. In fact, with disaffected Americans from Massachusetts to California freaking out against the Feds en masse, it sometimes seems that going postal has become all the rage. Of course, in some cases, that anti-government animus long predates the election of our current president. But there seems to be something about the current climate that's contributing to the rash of incidents.

Here are our top ten flare-ups of anti-government violence -- or threats of violence -- in the Obama era.


1. The Hutaree: Nine members of the Christian militia group, which says it's preparing for the arrival of the Anti-Christ, were charged this week with plotting to kill law enforcement and "oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government." The Feds acted after one member posted online that the group was "ready for war."


2. Joe Stack: In February, the embittered software developer rammed a plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, killing himself and one IRS employee. Stack had recently posted online a lengthy anti-government screed, charging among other things that the government had "left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY!"

3. James Von Brunn: The 88-year old shot and killed an African-American guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC last June. Von Brunn, who recently died in prison, had long moved in neo-Nazi circles, and in 1981 he tried to hold hostage an employee of the Federal Reserve at gunpoint. In recent writings he had expressed support for Birtherism, and had praised Sarah Palin.


4. Richard Poplawski: This Pittsburgh man allegedly shot and killed three police officers last April, after telling friends he feared that President Obama planned to confiscate weapons. He also had recently expressed alarm about a supposed plan by FEMA to herd people into concentration camps, which he had seen discussed by Glenn Beck on Fox News.

5. John Patrick Bedell: He traveled from California in February, to shoot two Pentagon police officers before being mortally wounded himself. In an online video manifesto posted in 2006, Bedell had railed against the government's ability to "confiscate the resources of their citizens to fund schemes that need only be justified by lies and deception."


6. Joshua Cartwright: This Florida man killed two sheriff's deputies at a gun range last April, before police officers shot him dead. His wife told police he was "severely disturbed" by Obama's election, and "believed that the US government was conspiring against him."

7. John Gimbel: This California man was charged in October after sending a racist, profanity-filled email that called for the death of President Obama and for the words "Fed shit" to be written on his chest. The email, which can be read here, called for the murders of Michelle Obama and the couple's two children "in front of" the president.


8. Steven Anderson: The Phoenix pastor told his congregation last summer to "pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell." The next day, one of his congregants showed up at an Obama event with a handgun.

9. Greg Girard: The Massachusetts software consultant and sometime Tea Party activist was charged in February with stockpiling weapons, and possessing explosive devices including tear gas and pepper ball canisters. His wife told police that he feared Armageddon was imminent, and that martial law would soon be imposed. Girard had recently written online that Sarah Palin is on a "righteous mission from God."

10. Norman LeBoon: This Philadelphia man was charged Monday with threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a profanity-strewn Youtube video. LeBoon has also posted previous videos making threats against Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and other leaders.

Did Hannity Call His Audience "Tim McVeigh Wannabes"?

Via News Hounds

If there's any doubt that Sean Hannity and his followers would stop at almost nothing to further their agenda, take a look at this video from his show on March 30, 2010. Near the end of the discussion, at about the 7:45 mark, Hannity brags, "I think we won the debate... When you think of the vast majorities that they have in Congress and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption. That's all because the Tea Party movement, the people, all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here." Even if it was a slip of the tongue, what kind of slip is that? Just as disturbing is the rousing audience applause in response and the silence from the two Republican Congressmen.