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Sean Hannity Buys Art Masterpiece For Donald Trump, Just As Classy As Anything Else Trump Owns

Maybe the Trump Foundation's portraits of Donald can be collected at the White House, too!
He's thinking of ideas right now.

Here Are Some Awful Presidents Paul Ryan Thinks Were WAY Better Than Obama

Speaker Paul Ryan was recently asked who his least favorite president was, and you'll never guess who he said! (Yes, you will.) It couldn't be Obama, could it? (Of course it could.) Well, boy howdy! Given that Ryan thinks Obama is...
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The Sarah Palin Fartknocker Report: Sarah Takes Sort Of Stand Against Wall Street Maybe

FDR's speechwriters are spinning in their graves after Sarah Palin's most recent Ask Me Anything. Come along, Wonketeers, we'll explain in the car. First, the numbers: Palin published just under six minutes of video content in the last week, which...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Textbooks That Will Live In Infamy

After all those wonderful lies about the Great Depression, it will be nice to get back to something more like reality in our rightwing Christian textbooks for the Christian school/homeschooling market. And so, on with World War II --...

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Expose FDR’s Socialist Agenda

Last week, we learned that the Great Depression was caused by government regulation of free enterprise, and that while it was a tad uncomfortable for some, there was no need for any government interference in the wonderful job that...

Sundays With The Christianists: U.S. History Textbooks That Save Homeschoolers From Socialist Lies About The Great Depression

You'd think that after a year and a half of reviewing rightwing Christianist textbooks we'd be incapable of being surprised, but wow: this week's look at how one of them covers the great Depression departs so sharply from what...

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook To Read In Your Hooverville Homeschool

As we've noted previously, our 10th-grade Christianist textbook, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, is a weird patchwork of preaching and history as filtered through late-Reagan-era rightwing politics. This is especially noticeable in the chapter "20th Century Liberalism:...

Around The World With Lloyd Dangle: Austerity’s A Bitch And Then You Die

(Pittsburgh) A few days ago I was in Rome, now I'm in Pittsburgh. My serotonin level is in freefall. No, Pittsburgh's nice, really! The frutti di mare is good here. It's the jet lag and the hemorrhoidal bonfire in...

Stocks Collapse Worldwide On News About Meg Whitman

Unloved corporate failure Meg Whitman was last seen insisting that she should be governor of California because goddammit, she paid $141 million to be governor of California. And now the former eBay executive has re-appeared on the public stage,...

Is Barack Obama As Depressed As the Economy? NYT Supposedly Investigating

Here is a fourth-hand political gossip rumor: Barack Obama has got the depression, bad. Why? According to Gawker's John Cook, the New York Times "is preparing a story arguing that Obama no longer finds joy in the political back-and-forth,...

U.S. Recovery Canceled Due To New, Neverending Economic Depression

The stock markets just closed in New York, hooray! ("Hooray," because now the stock markets can't fall any further today. But tune in tomorrow!) If you don't care because you're already poor -- hello, 90% of America! -- or...

Just In Time For U.S. Default, U.S. Recession Gets Much Worse

While the Republicans try to force a default of the American Nation with such tactics as "scholarship grants are for communists," the Democrats are engaged in an exciting game of catch-up. "Oh," Obama might say, looking thoughtfully at his...

Obama Campaign’s New Contest: You Could Win a Plate of Food

Times are tough and getting significantly tougher, so it's a challenge for the Obama campaign to come up with some fundraising stunts that will attract any attention in these desperate, weird times. He could put his dong on Twitter,...

Unemployment Drops As Americans Abandon Pointless Search For Work

Good news for the U.S. job market: The unemployment rate miraculously dropped from 9.8% to 9.4% in December, the biggest one-month drop in the official jobless rate since 1998! Coincidentally, this plunge in the number of Americans desperately seeking...

Obama Standing In Somebody’s Backyard Again

Hey a colored guy snuck into somebody's yard, in Iowa or wherever. What is up with that. Oh this is Barack Obama, boring president who does not give everyone jobs somehow. This is his "new schtick," which is frankly...

We’re Also Having Another Total Economic Collapse

Not to spread the funny news too thick today, but have you glanced at the business headlines? The stock markets have not reacted too well to the awful lack-of-employment numbers, with the Dow Jones Index plunging 325 points --...