Wakey wakey

Donald Trump is not a serious candidate for POTUS. The GOP fears his candidacy, not me. I can only hope for such a “Palinesque” candidate from the party that just voted to end medicare.

However, in a recent (disastrous) interview he repeated the lie that “Obama spent over $2 million in legal fees defending lawsuits about his birth certificate.”

It’s important to know the truth when you talk to your wingnut relatives. The truth is, Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are malicious liars spreading right wing smears against a legitimate President.

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I Just Threw Up In My Mouth A Little

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I believe these two are husband and wife, brother and sister and first cousins all in one. It also wouldn’t surprise me if the man isn’t the others father.

…they only said “comin’ south to hunt some skunk” because they couldn’t think of a word that rhymed with nigger…

Racist gringo fucks.

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RIP Patricia Neal

Olbermann frequently refers to Glennnnn Beckkk as “Lonesome Rhodes” and I never knew why until his tribute to her, tonight. Turns out she was also in the movie “A Face in the Crowd”. The plot synopsis is here, and I have to admit Kieth chose the perfect name for the champion of the gullible.

Here’s the first bit from the link:

A Face in the Crowd (1957) is a motion picture starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story “Your Arkansas Traveler”.

The story centers on a drifter named Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes (Griffith, in a role starkly different from the amiable “Sheriff Andy Taylor” persona), who is discovered by the producer (Neal) of a small-market radio program in rural northeast Arkansas.

In 2008, A Face in the Crowd was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

And a clip:

Now, I want to see it.

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How Republicans REALLY Behave

This is a re-enactment of your typical day in the House or Senate when a Republican wants to advance one of their typical reverse-Robin-Hood ideas. This is why Democrats cannot stay home this November and let the Tea Party crowd put these children back in power. The American middle class cannot afford another minute of their slimy, self-serving policies.

h/t to DU poster “gadjitfreek”

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So I’ve been thinking about this whole AZ thing…

I see people calling for boycotts of AZ. Even a misguided call to boycott AZ Iced Tea, which is based in NY state. I hear complaints about racial profiling. Racial profiling is, BTW, illegal. It’s also done every day. Has been, and will probably continue, and not just in AZ. Of course there are the inevitable claims that this will hurt “this or that” party politically. Or be used to suppress the vote. Etc.

But what I haven’t really seen is anyone complaining about this:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

I’ve begun to wonder if anyone actually understands what the bill of rights is for, or why those 10 amendments were included almost immediately after the constitution was signed.

Some of the framers wanted to spell out, specifically, what rights no government could touch. Ever. Under any circumstances.

The only real opposition to the idea of including specific individual rights (yes, even the 2nd), BTW, was from those who didn’t want to “limit” our rights to “just those”. The thought was that by spelling them out it could be inferred that others weren’t protected, or weren’t as important.

The framers were real big on not being told what to do.

BTW, the “tenthers” are dead wrong. States can’t over-ride the constitution. AZ, specifically, can’t over-ride the 4th no matter how “urgent” it is.

In Mapp v. Ohio, 367 U.S. 643 (1961), the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment applies to the states by way of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The Supreme Court has also ruled that certain searches and seizures violated the Fourth Amendment even when a warrant was properly granted.

Is the 4th amendment well and truly dead, in America?

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“Conservative Woodstock”?

Here’s a pretty funny Kos diary about what Fox is calling “A Conservative Woodstock” and the author is calling “The Teabagger Clown Show in the Desert“.

Among the highlights: 1 Porta-potty for every 263 BPH-suffering angry old white guy, and Democrats passing out free coffee and doughnut holes. (Get it? ;-> )

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Birther Queen, Teabagger Hero, Dentist, and Lawyer

Now I don’t care what language you tell it in, this is funny right here…

Birther Queen Orly Taitz Pleads to UN for Urgent Help

(ChattahBox)—The deranged California woman Orly Taitz, better known as the Birther Queen, who somehow manages to simultaneously practice both law and dentistry, is on a mission to prove that President Obama is not a natural born citizen. She has filed numerous federal lawsuits, all of which have been dismissed, in her quest to denounce Obama as not qualified to be president. And she was recently hit with a $20,000.00 fine by the Middle District of Georgia for wasting the court’s time in her “frivolous and sanctionable” suit, which “borders on delusional.” Now Taitz has taken up a new tactic, by appealing to the United Nations for protection from persecution. She claims that she is under “attack” from powerful groups in the U.S. opposed to her birther shenanigans.


But what about the United Nations New World Order conspiracy? Apparently Taitz is more concerned with pursuing her birtherism activism and keeping the media focused on her craziness.

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