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  20 percent will vote yes to hitler

Senators Who Voted Against Gun Background Checks Very Unpopular In Home States Now, How Weird

That is so weird, how when you vote against something that has a nearly 90 percent approval rating, all of a sudden no one likes you anymore! (Here is how hard it is to get 90 percent of the populace to agree on something, and our favorite statistic that we will still be using on our deathbed, 411 years from now: after the Bush v. Gore merde sandwich, California had a proposition that would mandate that every legally cast vote be counted. Twenty percent of Californians voted against it.) So anyway, everyone’s like, yay background checks! Let us make sure we are not selling semiautomatic weapons to Squeaky Fromme! And no matter how many times the NRA said idiot things about how ensuring that guns are only sold to law-abiding citizens discriminated against law-abiding citizens, hardly anybody fell for it! (Approval did drop to the 70s in a lot of states after the sustained yapfest about NOBUMMER FEMA CAMP BULLETS DUSCREMINASHUN, but still: 70s!) YAY AMERICA! And now Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, Rob Portman, and Dean Heller have seen their approval ratings fall into the — how you say — shitter. Oh, also What’shername, Where’s the Girl, also too, but she’s not in this poll. Read more on Senators Who Voted Against Gun Background Checks Very Unpopular In Home States Now, How Weird…
  nation of haters

56% Of Americans Hate The Supreme Court, Yearn For ‘Thunderdome Law’

Here’s a Internet fun thing you can do, for certain limited definitions of fun, if you spend all your time on the Internet: subscribe to the New York Times RSS feeds and watch how their headlines change over time! So for instance this article started with “44 Percent of Americans Approve of Supreme Court in New Poll,” which sounds neutral-to-good; it’s literally triple the number who approve of Congress, though it’s a few percentage points behind our hated President. But as of this writing it says “Approval Rating for Justices Hits Just 44% in New Poll,” and when you think about that, hmm, maybe that does seem pretty low, considering the Supreme Court is supposed to be neutral arbiter of our fundamental laws and all. By the time you read this the headline will have probably changed to “BURN THE HATED BLACK-ROBED DICTATORS” and the streets will be awash with blood. Read more on 56% Of Americans Hate The Supreme Court, Yearn For ‘Thunderdome Law’…
  she wins by losing

Sarah Palin Movie Boasts Solid 0% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes

Comic book supervillain film The Undefeated was released in theaters on Friday to exactly the amount of excitement visible on the faces of trapped subway car passengers standing next to someone who has just farted. Movie ratings site Rotten Tomatoes confirms this.  [Rotten Tomatoes] Read more on Sarah Palin Movie Boasts Solid 0% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes…
  it's morning in america

Non-Bin-Laden Bloody Compound Corpse Photos Released

President Obama may be doing his best to make the Democratic Party, home to the guy who oversaw the murder of the world’s number-one terrorist kingpin, seem effete again by refusing to release photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse because, like, eww! It’s covered in blood and stuff! Gross! Why do you guys even want to see that? But Reuters has no such qualms. It bought (outbid Gawker?) a series of photos taken by a Pakistan security official at the compound just an hour after the U.S. made their hit and left, and they’re on the Internet. There’s a lot of blood! But no weapons are anywhere to be seen, except for what appears to be a little green plastic water pistol halfway under one of the corpses. Uh, did these guys have actual weapons? Did the terrorists just want to have a Super Soaker fight in the yard with the SEALs, but the SEALs forgot their guns were real? Uhhhhh. [Reuters] Read more on Non-Bin-Laden Bloody Compound Corpse Photos Released… Read more on Non-Bin-Laden Bloody Compound Corpse Photos Released…
  a center-right nation

Opposition To Big Liberal Spending Puts GOP Back On Track!

A new monthly Gallup poll has Congress’ approval rating at 31%, and hey, that’s not bad! Although the teevee kept saying that Obama and the Democrats had failed miserably during the stimulus debate while the Republicans found new life, the country “loves” Democrats now, and hates Republicans even more. NEED MORE ERIC CANTOR. [Gallup] Read more on Opposition To Big Liberal Spending Puts GOP Back On Track!…
  miracles

People Not Sick Of Obama Yet

Two whole weeks into the new presidency, Americans have yet to fall out of love with Handsome Barry. Sixty-four percent of respondents to a Gallup/USA Today survey said they thought he was doing an OK job! That’s a high approval rating, but recall that back in early January, before he had to actually start “doing things,” he was at 84 percent. Why can’t Barack Obama learn from his mistakes, admit he was wrong, and go back to just being a very popular President-elect? [Political Ticker] Read more on People Not Sick Of Obama Yet…
 

Everyone in Washington has just hit an historic new low in approval. Americans now have a better opinion of the evil archaeologist from Raiders of the Lost Ark than Bush, and a majority prefer the 1980 Oakland Raiders to the entirety of the 110th Congress. [AP] Read more on …
 

Rumors On The Internets: Overstand Your Place

* First day of the real Walnuts! campaign means first day of the “long awaited official McCain 2008 blog,” which of course, is over before it started with opening lines like, “As the Straight Talk Express pulled into Prescott Park, the crowd went wild.” [johnmccain dot com slash blog] * Hillary uses a “black-cent” when she talks to the blacks. [NY Post] * WHCA president doesn’t give a shit if you had fun at his dinner. [Romensko] * Michael Bloomberg says something glorious. [Political Wire] * Screw you Harry Reid — Dick Cheney’s approval rating is actually 29%. So there. [The Volokh Conspiracy] * Lou Dobbs has found the Illuminati behind the immigration crisis: local newspapers. [Passport] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Overstand Your Place…
 

Rumors On the Internets: When You Reach Rant Bottom

* Justice Department tries to whack a wise guy to save Rudy and Hillary’s reputations. [HuffPo] * Rich white assholes suspect John McCain might be “tainted, perhaps beyond repair.” [Club for Growth (PDF)] * Second Iranian agent forsakes his homeland for burgers, baseball and big fake titties. [Newsmax] * Congressman Mike Doyle thinks Pitchfork Media is the hipster equivalent of Fox News. [Tech Dirt] * Bush edging ever closer to the all-time record for futility. [Political Arithmetik] * So, you say you never ever want to get laid? [Political Insider] * Fred Thompson’s new running mate is the other guy from Law & Order. Betcha didn’t see that coming. [Hotline on Call] * Hurry! Only one day left to get your application in to spend the summer flip-flopping around the Hill and blowing Howard Dean. [Democrats.org] * Dennis Miller is hosting Rudy’s fundraiser tonight, so, like with dinner, laugh before you go. [Suitably Flip] Read more on Rumors On the Internets: When You Reach Rant Bottom…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Word Of the Day Is ‘Screwed’

* Cat fight causes John Edwards to fire his campaign bloggers. Malkin is front and center, obv. [Salon] * List of administration’s “Top 25 criminals and scoundrels” is missing some obvious ones, gets points for trying. [CREW] * Presidential approval rating graphs tell 10,000 words. [Political Arithmetik] * Chris Matthews can’t control his potty mouth when it comes to phony farmers like George Bush, and, uh, Don Imus. [C&L] * State Department employees find selves too good for Iraq. [TPM Muckraker] * The No. 1 Google search result for “space diapers.” [Greinke.com] * President’s budget will rip out Mr. Snuffleupagus’ still-beating heart and show it to him before canceling his show. [Think Progress] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Word Of the Day Is ‘Screwed’…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Don’t Forget to Light a Candle, Match

* New Fox show “Red Eye” gives the impression it came out of a brown eye. [Think Progress] * “Getting kicked in the balls” now has a higher approval rating that you-know-who. [Radar] * In case you hadn’t heard already, Al Gore’s announcing his candidacy at the Oscars, so watch if you care. [Intoxination] * Somebody’s got to take the “bucket of warm piss.” [Political Insider] * Republicans under FBI investigation losing their seats to Democrats? It’s not just hazy memories of 2006— the fun begins again in 2008! [Election Central] * Happy fourth birfday to the bag of horseshit Colin Powell gave to the UN about Iraqi WMD. [Lawyers, Guns and Money] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Don’t Forget to Light a Candle, Match…
 

Daily Briefing: Canadian Intelligence

Strategists warn that his stance on treatment of terror suspects might hurt McCain in 2008, the Maverick is unfazed. [WP, LAT] False intelligence from Canada led to the abduction and torture of a Muslim-Canadian citizen by the CIA. [WP, NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Canadian Intelligence…
 

Daily Briefing: How a Bill Becomes a Clusterfuck

Two of the White House’s most controversial anti-terror programs are on the hill and multiple incarnations in multiple committees are making for confusing parallel legislation. [NYT, WP, LAT] Bush’s approval rating goes up one percentage point for every thousand mentions of phrase, “Iraq and terrorism.” [WSJ] Read more on Daily Briefing: How a Bill Becomes a Clusterfuck…
 

Majority of Americans Hate America

The President’s approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34%. This puts him somewhere between chiropractors and bankers in terms of public respect. On the bright side, though, he’s still beating out HMO managers and insurance salesmen — a good politician always makes sure to poll more favorably than his donors, after all. Read more on Majority of Americans Hate America…