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  Stop ISISing the babbies

S.D. State Rep.: Stop Coming To America And Performing Legal Abortions, ISIS!

Activate super suction!
...e the same way live terrorists do. This time, Latterell learned from his previous mistakes, and even perfected tried and true techniques like taking ISIS-related quotes out of context to relate them to abortion. We would object to such a technique on journamalism grounds, but the guy he quote-mines is David Brooks, and David Brooks is a fuck. [Talking Points Memo / IsaacLatterell.com / South Dakota Legislature / Think Progress]...
  For good this time

Meet The WND Commenters Trying To Kill Obamacare

...cular day trip. Brenda is a Pisces (maybe, who knows) and her favorite fish stick type is “frozen.” David King also is not required to get Obamacare, but this is the champ who managed to say “Benghazi” to the nice Mother Jones reporter who called him about being a plaintiff in the suit. To be fair, he probably said “BENGHAZI!!!!1111!!,” but that is hard to transcribe. Unlike Brenda, David does not care if peopl...
  Misty Watercolored Memories Of The Way We War

Brian Williams Takes Break From Nightly News, Will Try To Remember Not To Show Up Anyway

Williams definitely remembers that trench coat
...well behind it: Williams’s story morphed over the years, as detailed in an essay by NPR media reporter David Folkenflik. As he retold his harrowing tale — not on news broadcasts, but in other situations — his version of where he was that day shifted from riding in the second helicopter to actually being on the one that was forced down. Williams’s apology last week, in which he said he misremembered the events, has been...
  Justice Nice Time

South Carolina Rushes To Overturn Convictions Of Civil Rights Protesters … From 1961

The moral arc of the universe gets one right
...III, who is the nephew of the judge who sent them to jail in 1961. The eight surviving members of the group are David Williamson Jr., Willie T. “Dub” Massey, Clarence Graham, James Wells, Willie McCleod, Mack Workman, John Gaines, Charles Taylor, and Thomas Gaither. The other member of the group, Robert McCullough, died in 2006. Their case was a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement, because they refused the NAACP’s offer to pay their...
  It'll be just like Robocop or Escape From New York.

Koch Brothers Pledge $889 Million To Least Losery 2016 Candidate, If Any

They just want to buy the White House is all
...Town. An anonymous source who attended the summit told the Washington Post that Big Energy kingpins Charles and David Koch, the richest elder vampires of the richest family of bloodsuckers in the world, have apparently committed to spending a staggering $889 million during the 2016 general election. In other words, an unparalleled stream of cash that would make Donald Trump blush. The Kochs’ Freedom Partners is a tax-exempt organization who...
  all along the watchtowers

Sundays With The Christianists: Their Satanic Majesties Request … MORE COWBELL!

Satan's gang signs -- All the proof you need!
...t Aleister Crowley’s former home, “which was believed to be habited by demons,” and that when David Bowie visited Page’s home, David Bowie was convinced it was “overrun with satanic demons whom Crowley’s disciples had summoned straight from hell.” And of course, all that messing around with Satanism is what finally made Led Zeppelin break up, as “what they perceived to be demonic attacks contributed to th...
  From the "legitimate rape" desk

Lindsey Graham Finding It Difficult To Separate Good Girls From Lying Sluts, Would Appreciate Suggestions

and unfortunately I vote
...our help to find a way out of this definitional problem with rape,” Graham told the marchers, according to Dave Weigel. “We need to find a consensus position on the rape exception. The rape exception will be part of the bill. We just need to find a way definitionally to not get us into a spot where we’re debating what legitimate is. That’s not the cause. We’re not here debating legitimate rape. We’re talking about saving babies at 20 weeks....
  Also 'Grapes Of Wrath' Too Dusty

Rich Texas Parents: Reading Ayn Rand In School Will Fix All The Poverty

You can't go wrong with the classics
...ool districts in the state. Seems that some parents are worried that The Working Poor: Invisible in America, by David K. Shipler, is too “sexually explicit” for 11th graders in an advanced placement class that’s meant to be the equivalent of a college course. Also, the complaint says, the book would be better suited to a political science or sociology class. Worst of all, it’s about poor people struggling to make ends meet...
  I call them Bonkers and Yip-Yap and you can too!

Wonkette Chats With Tennessee Couple Gay-Marrying Their Way To The Supreme Court!

...them respond to a really nasty article written about them in Nashville’s daily paper, by a feller name of David Fowler, who is Tennessee’s low-rent state level version of Tony Perkins. He runs a little hate group called the Family Action Council of Tennessee, he used to be a state senator, and he likes to run around on playgrounds in pink shirts talking about how much God Hates Fags. In his Think Piece, Fowler directly attacked Ijpe a...
  Let's All Civics Each Other!

AZ Mandates High School Civics Test, We Do Not Even Have A Problem With That

could you pass this?
...NS to rewrite its test. The lone Democrat on the Arizona Senate Education Committee who voted against the bill, David Bradley, said: “Don’t be fooled into thinking that this does it, that this solves some bigger problem, because it doesn’t. My point now is tests don’t make citizens, citizens are tested by their actions.” Bradley also said that “this is not the end-all be-all to citizenship and it doesn’t...
  How will they 'save' the Constitution next?

Hero Conservatives Will Fix Stupid Framers’ Dumb Constitution

...budget deficits. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) have each filed two versions, and Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL), Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), and Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) have also submitted proposals. Vitter has 10 co-sponsors in the Senate (all Republicans), and one of Goodlatte’s has 41 co-sponsors in the House. A ninth proposal, from Tom McClintock (R-CA), would take a different approach,...
  Must Be A Day Ending In Y

Literally Every Sentence David Brooks Says About Paris Shootings Is Wrong (VIDEO)

David Brooks Is Wrong
Sometimes David Brooks says things that are true or correct. However, this does not occur in the above clip from Meet the Press, a popular television fiasco. Not even once! Can we divide David Brooks’ clump of TV words into complete sentences and explain why each of them is wrong? We can. Host Chuck Todd opens the clip by stimulating Brooks with a word clump to the effect of: “Seventeen in Paris, thousands in Nigeria, Boko Haram, I...
  David is actually a Jewish name

OG Hip-Hop-Head David Duke Reviews New Album By Nicki Minaj And The Jews

yasss nicki, work/slay
...y, ‘F–k it, it’s not worth it, let me live my life because I’m rich, and why should I give a f–k?’” David Duke, longtime pop music fan, OG hip hop head, unofficial historian of the genre, and master of the 4 elements, had apparently been waiting for this moment to bless us with some #knowledge about The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj, hip hop, the music industry, and, of course, “The Jews,” as The Root reported: At another point i...
  Lame Duck Presidents Have More Fun

White House Being Very Mean To That Nice Racist Steve Scalise

...est just throw weapons-grade shade at embattled Republican House Whip Steve Scalise (R-The State Whut Brung You David Duke)? You know he did. A reporter asked White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest what he thought of this whole Steve Scalise business, and Earnest told a motherfucker. Huffington Post was there, and gurrrl… “There’s no arguing that who Republicans decide to elevate into a leadership position says a lot about...
  Your Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: Steve Scalise Talked To Neo-Nazis. Let’s Not Forget What Neo-Nazis Are (Video)

Why would anyone have a problem with Klansmen, after all?
...f Scalise’s talk back then. And she’s also quite not content to settle for the bland description of David Duke’s little Klan kaffeeklasch as a “white nationalist” get-together; she wants to remind us who these folks are and why it really is a big deal that, as recently as 2002, Scalise was describing himself as a political soulmate of David Duke, only “without the baggage,” and far more electable. After a...
  Oopsie Scalise-y

Steve Scalise Totally Didn’t Speak At David Duke Event, Says Close Friend Of David Duke

Kooky Klown Klan Klaven
...emember how it was reported that Steve Scalise (R-Jindaltopia) spoke at a meeting of infamous white supremacist David Duke’s white supremacy group in 2002? And remember how Scalise apologized for speaking at said white supremacist meeting, saying that he did not know that the white supremacist meeting was in fact a white supremacist meeting, and had he known it was a white supremacist group’s meeting, he never would have spoken at the...
  The New Math

GOP’s New Math Will Cut Your Taxes And Bankrupt America, So Basically A Wash

...lse we might need! It’ll all come together as soon as the smartest guys are in charge.  According to Dave Weigel, Republicans plan to get the ball rolling by calling for the head of Obama math czar Doug Elmendorf. Incoming Republican leaders in Congress won’t reappoint Doug Elmendorf to another term as head of the Congressional Budget Office, according to a party aide briefed on the decision. The move comes after a campaign from conservativ...
  Whip S-M-R-T

Maybe Steve Scalise Had Excellent Reasons For Talking To A Hate Group, You Never Know

Bobby Jindal offers his exorcism skills
...Steve Scalise’s political career implode over the news that he spoke to a white supremacist group run by David Duke in 2002. We’re still at that early stage of the Scandal Process where it looks like he’s doomed, but damage control may still be possible, so let’s see who’s spinning what. Can this turd be polished? Scalise himself is certainly busy buffing away, explaining that as a mere state legislator at the time,...
  when we say euro we don't mean the currency

House Majority Whip Once Spoke At White Supremacist Convention, Is That A Big Deal?

...ly enough, EURO, an acronym for European-American Unity and Rights Organization, and its leader was a man named David Duke. Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, former Louisiana State Representative, and former Republican candidate for Louisiana governor, was attempting to rebrand his movement into something more palatable and less incendiary, and the ambiguous-sounding EURO seemed to do the trick. But make no mistake: EURO was and st...
  How High's The water Mama?

Louisiana Accidentally Elects Republican Who Thinks Science Is Real

He looks serious.
...al, crazy stuff! Looks like Graves can say goodbye to any hopes of serving on the House Science Committee. Dave Weigel even got Graves to talk about his embarrassing pro-science heresies a little, although he was of course cautious not to sound too all-fired crazy, especially because one of his aides had apparently cautioned him to be careful: “South Louisiana is somewhat of a canary in a coal mine, in that we are experiencing—and I want to...
  We must destroy science to save science

GOP So Mad Someone’s Doing Science On Crazy Internet Trolls

Rep. David Schweikert (R-Defender of
...be tolerated. The action comes in response to the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014, sponsored by Arizona Rep. David Rep. Schweikert, which heads to the floor today. That bill is pretty much exactly as ridiculous as you would expect of a piece of Republican legislation with that name. You see, in right wing circles it is well known that most “peer-reviewed science” falls apart if exposed to the scrutiny of anonymous Internet trolls. Thus, this b...
  We Have always Been At War With Crustacea

You Will Be Outraged By The Tax Dollars Not Spent On This Dumb Science Thing!

Boondoggle! Government Waste! Volcano Monitoring!
...treadmill, nor even a $500,000 one. The researcher who was mocked for blowing huge amounts of money on nothing, David Scholnick, has written an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education looking back at the fuss, and explaining that the actual cost of the treadmill probably came to about $47. He adds that, if you want to be really picky about it, not a cent of taxpayer money went into the treadmill itself, since he assembled it using stuff he...