- A graduate student from UCLA photographed 250 signs that she saw at the 9/12 FreedomWorks rally, and then did scientific experiments to determine whether these signs were racist or not. The grad student’s analysis found “only about a quarter of all signs reflected direct anger with Obama. Only 5 percent of the total mentioned the president’s race or religion, and slightly more than 1 percent questioned his American citizenship.” Only five percent of the signs this lady saw at a rally said “Obama is a Muslin”? What could this mean? It means the media has distorted the Teabagger message, which is Freedom. We’ve attended many of these Teabagger picnics — not just one! — and we cannot agree more. Why won’t the liberal media apologize for calling all of these crusty, self-loathing brain-dead white people mean names? And also, we would like to apply to UCLA’s Teabagger Ph.D. program. [WaPo]
- Here is a feel-good story that will make your morning sparkle! It is about your friendly neighborhood health insurance conglomerate raising premiums for sick children. [NYT]
- Harry Reid and Sharron Angle are cage fighting in Las Vegas tonight! Bring a date/Rentboy! Speaking of which: Vagina Dentata triumphed over Yale Divinity last night. Hooray, we knew you could do it, Christine! [Seattle Times]
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