Tag Archives: denial

  Koch'd Out

Who Needs Big Coastal Cities Like New York Anyway, Says Koch Brothers Climate Shill

This post made possible by the Patty Dumpling Endowed Chair For Can You Even Believe This Bullshit? Tom Ashbrook’s NPR show On Point is a national treasure, and if you’re not listening to it, then you can’t party with us. Yesterday’s episode focused on a disturbing new study suggesting that the collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be inevitable, and in the (ed. note: ridiculous) pursuit of balance, Ashbrook gave time to Koch brothers shill Marlo Lewis, who said that sure, sea levels might rise by 10 feet, but we probably weren’t going to need those big coastal cities anyway. Ashbrook: So you’re saying move New York, move Miami, move Southern Florida, move Boston? Lewis: Yeah. I would say that the built environment, from the studies I’ve seen, most building stock turns over in about 50 years. And so the markets adapt to this sort of phenomenon anyway. Well of course most building stock turns over in about 50 years. That is why Rome is referred to as The Eternal City With Only 50-Year-Old Buildings In It. Read more on Who Needs Big Coastal Cities Like New York Anyway, Says Koch Brothers Climate Shill…
  clipbait

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Keep Poking Hillary Clinton With A Stick (Video)

So here’s Jimmy Kimmel just cold prodding Hillary Clinton again and again to ask her if she’s going to run for president, almost past the point of discomfort. The little dance between interviewers and (possible) candidate is the focus of the whole bit, and Kimmel pushes the will-she-or-not tease as hard as we’ve ever seen. It’s actually kind of fascinating to see Hillary try to come up with additional non-answer answers after her initial “I’m weighing all the things, you know?” And then Kimmel pushes one more time. Read more on Watch Jimmy Kimmel Keep Poking Hillary Clinton With A Stick (Video)…
  nothing to see here

Bad Vlad Putin’s Ukrainian Shenanigans Leave WND With Battered Wingnut Syndrome

There are few more depressing experiences than hearing a friend rationalize the violent behavior of an abusive boyfriend. (Yes, we know girlfriends can be physically abusive too, sometimes, like 10 percent of the time, but we are not talking about that now so shut up and let us tell our story. Geez!) “I just make him so angry sometimes…he’s under a lot of stress right now…I hit him first…” So we were Sad when we read World Net Daily’s Exclusive Scoop about how nobody understands their man crush Vladimir Putin, and nuh uh, he hasn’t done ANYTHING wrong, GOD, you people, JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!! Using the mutant superpower of reading Russia Today, journamalist F. Michael Maloof performed a masterful gotcha! on the world’s lamestream media, its diplomatic corps, its international treaty organizations and all sentient beings in the universe not named Vladimir Putin nor directly employed by him. Maloof (the F stands for FFS) notes that aha! Russia already had troops stationed in Crimea under its post-Soviet treaty with Ukraine, so there is no invasion, nothing to see here at all, move along. Read more on Bad Vlad Putin’s Ukrainian Shenanigans Leave WND With Battered Wingnut Syndrome…
  it was much funnier in the parrot sketch

Mike Huckabee Explains How Taking Dead Girl Off Life Support Is Like Forced Abortions In Auschwitz

By now you probably know the sad, awful story of Jahi McMath, the Oakland, California 13-year-old who suffered complications after a complex tonsillectomy, leaving her brain-dead. Her family, however, refuses to accept that “no blood flow to the brain” and “no electrical activity in the brain or brain stem” are the same as “really, actually dead.” So since December 12, they have kept her body alive, on a ventilator, and hope to move her to a long-term care facility where machines will continue to make her heart pump and her lungs breathe, even though brain death is final and irreversible — this is not a persistent vegetative state like that of Terri Schiavo; this is just plain death. And so, of course, potential 2016 Republican candidate Mike Huckabee thinks Jahi’s body should be kept hooked up to a machine, because he is so very pro-life that he believes that brain-dead people can get better (they can’t). It’s sort of reassuring to know that, no matter how tragic a situation might be, there’s always the chance that a rightwing politician will find a way to jump in and make it even worse. Read more on Mike Huckabee Explains How Taking Dead Girl Off Life Support Is Like Forced Abortions In Auschwitz…
  Lies From the Pit Of Hell

Fearing Witchcraft, House Republicans Pull Proposal For National Science Laureate

Thanks to the efforts of global warming deniers, House leadership has quietly pulled a bill that would have created an honorary, unpaid position of “American Science Laureate,” saving the nation’s schoolchildren from the specter of encountering dangerous pro-science messages. Science magazine explains that the bill was expected to pass easily until Larry Hart of the American Conservative Union complained that an official Science Laureate would allow President Obama to appoint some wild-eyed freak in a lab coat “who will share his view that science should serve political ends, on such issues as climate change and regulation of greenhouse gases. Read more on Fearing Witchcraft, House Republicans Pull Proposal For National Science Laureate…
  the color green

Breitbart Unafraid To Ask: Why Is Oprah Winfrey Such A Racist Liar?

Did you know Oprah Winfrey “jumped into” the George Zimmerman trial, and she also has a movie coming out, and these two facts bond and twist together into a double helix of bad intent to make her the Greatest Race Hustler since the time Barack Obama was born in Kenya and dined alone, and also she is a bully and A Liar? Well John Nolte, a resident of Ghost Andrew Breitbart’s Internet Home for the Criminally Peevish, knows this, and brings you some Words bout it. You see, recently Oprah said a shop clerk in Switzerland had refused to show her the kind of purse that should have been immediate grounds for execution in any sane world, as it was $38,000 and “too expensive” for her. For Oprah. Yeah, you probably heard about that. But the clerk? DENIES IT. And says it NEVER HAPPENED. Probably because she is real mad that the entire country of Swisstown is mad at her for embarrassing it with her Magical Profiling of the Africkan-ess. And that? Is enough for Ghost Andrew Breitbart! Read more on Breitbart Unafraid To Ask: Why Is Oprah Winfrey Such A Racist Liar?…
  the world according to aarp

Grover Norquist In Denial Over Breakup With Cheating GOP

Grover Norquist, an anti-tax crusader who is definitely totally also a Muslim, first sanctified the union between Congressional Republicans and himself with the Taxpayer Protection Pledge in 1986. It has been, for the most part, a harmonious relationship grounded by a mutual desire to prevent a few percentage points of income from being funneled to sick babies and handicapped old ladies. Recently, however, it’s taken the usual cruel turn toward John Irving-style white suburban key parties and silent tears. Read more on Grover Norquist In Denial Over Breakup With Cheating GOP…
  hot new trends

Mitt Romney Rejects Climate Change In Desperate Attempt To Be Cool

It was a close one for a while, but in the violent, ongoing sporting match between The Fightin’ Vacant Skulls and their boring opponent, The Scientists, there has been a breakthrough, as The Vacant Skulls have just acquired a brand new star QB, Mitt “Mittens” Romney! It took a while for Mitt Romney to come around and choose a side, but he has now, and his side is “So, you say you don’t like science? Okay then! I also do not like science!” Mitt Romney finally realized that none of his potential fans care about whether or not climate change is a real thing, because facts are for losers, so time to join the winning team! Read more on Mitt Romney Rejects Climate Change In Desperate Attempt To Be Cool…
 

Fantasy Congress: Sekula Gibbs Edition

Shelly Sekula-Gibbs, running as a write-in candidate for Tom Delay’s seat, lost. But she’ll get to be a real-life Representative for about two weeks, due to Tom DeLay’s ignominious and poorly-timed resignation. Let’s see how much damage she can cause. She’s got most of DeLay’s old staff, so she ought to be able to score some free dinners, cuban cigars, and a coupla hookers out of the deal. Read more on Fantasy Congress: Sekula Gibbs Edition…