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Barack Obama Now Trying To Murder White Children, With Asthma

How is the Obama administration trying to murder white children today? Oh, only by giving them more asthma, for racial fairness, according to this incredibly logical and sane explicator in The American Thinker. Thinking! Pull up your coffee, and learn how to do it, with the American Thinker to guide you! The Obama Administration has identified the latest front in its tireless war against America’s systemic injustice: asthma. A new report […] argues, in effect, that freedom has led to an unfair distribution of healthy lungs, and therefore steps must be taken to achieve respiratory justice. The official press release for this report does not commit itself on the question of whether greater asthmatic-racial “parity” ought to be attained by reducing the incidence of asthma among minorities, increasing the rate among whites, or some combination of the two. Well of course Barack Obama wants to give more white children asthma, that is what the EPA drones over the Heartland are for, to ooze diabolical chem-trails onto the (white) children of farmers, that just makes sense. Read more on Barack Obama Now Trying To Murder White Children, With Asthma…
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Mitt Romney Accidentally Gives Details On Something, Somewhere, To Someone

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Willard Romney took a moment out of his daily dog and pony show to deliver some real ideas a la Romney. This wasn’t a typical Romnification of bullshit jib jab. These were actual ideas coming from the Republican contender. This was a closed-door fundraiser that was held by some of Romney’s supporters. He outlined particulars that left quite an impression on the attendees. And also quite an impression on the political reporters who’d been made to wait outside. HOT MIC! HOT MIC! Somebody call Putin quick! Read more on Mitt Romney Accidentally Gives Details On Something, Somewhere, To Someone…
 

Farewell Alphonso Jackson, Latest Bush Official To Quit!

Alphonso Jackson, the soon-to-depart Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, built a long and distinguished career on failure. He presided over a massive meltdown in the mortgage and lending markets by doing precisely nothing, even though the HUD oversees the Federal Housing Administration, which is supposed to ensure that poor people and first-time home buyers don’t end up impoverished and homeless when their loans go south. ANYHOW The Dumbocrats have been calling for his resignation, and now he is resigning. Not because he is terrible at his job, though! Because he needs to spend more time with his family, which does not yet hate him. That will change. Read more on Farewell Alphonso Jackson, Latest Bush Official To Quit!…
 

HUD Hates Freedom

America’s proudest employees — the people of the Department of Housing and Urban Development — got a rude surprise yesterday when they tried to catch up on housing and urban development developments by reading Wonkette. Read more on HUD Hates Freedom…
 

Rumors On The Internets: Osama’s Severed Head In A Cooler Oughtta Do

Rove’s been telling his candidates he’s got an “October surprise” to put them over the top. We sure hope he can find Bin Laden in the next 9 days. [Newsmax] New political-networking sites enjoy idea-exchanging utopia, have not yet devolved into “Democratic lady looks for hot night with Republican stud.” [Washington Wire] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: Osama’s Severed Head In A Cooler Oughtta Do…
 

Remainders: Lynch the Landlord

ABC News is convinced that foreign diplomats in the US are the most passive-aggressive people on the planet. [The Blotter] Congress to Smithsonian: eat shit and die. [LA Times] Mojo Nixon campaigns in Texas, “If your state don’t have Kinky Friedman, than your state could use some votin’.” [Mojo Nixon] Read more on Remainders: Lynch the Landlord…
 

Dusteemania: Is She For Real?

Oh ye of little faith! A number of you doubted the authenticity of the close encounter with Dustee Tucker that we passed along on Monday, from a tipster who claimed to have met her at Starbucks. Truth be told, we did too. But we now have reason to believe that it was quite authentic, based on what appears to be email correspondence between Dustee and our source. We now must ask: Is Dustee Tucker a real person? She seems superhumanly nice. She charms an entire Hawaiian resort. She’s besties with the baristas at Starbucks. And she engages in pleasant email correspondence with a man who hit on her in a Starbucks — instead of calling the police and/or seeking a temporary restraining order, which is what most women would do in her shoes. After the jump, the correspondence — which must be read to be believed… Read more on Dusteemania: Is She For Real?…
 

Dustee-mania: Now It’s Getting Out of Hand

Your Dustee Tucker-related submissions only grow more brilliant by the day. We have no way of independently verifying them, so we offer them with the caveat that perhaps they’re completely fabricated. But this latest one has the ring of frightening truth to it. After the jump, a Dustee-obsessed reader’s encounter with the object of his desire, at a local area Starbucks. Caveat lector. But even if it’s made up, we have to give our correspondent credit — it’s highly entertaining! Read more on Dustee-mania: Now It’s Getting Out of Hand…
 

Dustee-mania: Has It Gone Too Far?

What hath we wrought? From Craigslist: Two liberal readers wrote in to us and said: “We almost feel bad for Dustee. Except not really.” Looking for Dustee Tucker [craigslist] Related: What Celebrity Do You Look Like? [Gizmodo] Earlier: Wonk’d: Dustee Tucker Special Edition Read more on Dustee-mania: Has It Gone Too Far?…
 

Wonk’d: Dustee Tucker Special Edition

Jared Paul Stern, formerly of Payola Six, famously quipped: “We know how to destroy people. It’s what we do.” Here at shiny happy Wonkette, our motto is a little different: “We know how to create celebrities. It’s what we do.” Jessica Cutler? Check. Butterstick? Check. Stormie Janzen? Check. And, of course, our most recent creation: HUD spokeshottie Dustee Tucker (at left). Dustee may not yet be a household name. But she’s certainly “famous-for-D.C.,” or fast on her way there. First, she’s already getting noticed by the Posties (who refer to her as “Wonkette’s new favorite”). Second, she’s getting spotted around town: Is it possible to type breathlessly? Because I am, sugar. I saw Dustee Tucker today. The Dustee Tucker. There I am, at the Austin Grill on E Street, shoveling handful after handful of chips and salsa into my mouth with a steady and practiced hand, when I looked up to see Dustee Tucker walking toward me. Dustee Tucker. Toward me. After the jump, check out the rest of this hilariously brilliant — but yes, vaguely creepy — email. Read more on Wonk’d: Dustee Tucker Special Edition…
 

In Defense of Dustee Tucker

Dustee Tucker, the HUD spokeshottie about whom we have blogged extensively, has many defenders. One of you emailed the photo at right and wrote us: “For the love, gotta get a new photo of Dustee. Here’s one from Christmas. Cropped out others to avoid the backlash I am sure I will get.” In other Dustee-related news, we’ve heard that she is the niece of former Interior Secretary Gale Norton. Can anyone confirm? Finally, one of you — who met Dustee while vacationing in Hawaii last week — wrote us a long email about her general fabulousness. The full message, including a dig at Dustee rival Stormie Janzen, appears after the jump. Read more on In Defense of Dustee Tucker…
 

Remainders: Stay Focused

* It’s his first week on the job, and Tony Snow has already drunk the Kool-Aid. [Examiner] * There are already too many South American beauties in the country, according to one consular officer known only as “Big Bertha.” [Philidelphia Daily News] Read more on Remainders: Stay Focused…
 

Dustee Tucker Really Is On Vacation

Yesterday we introduced you to Dustee Tucker, the HUD spokeshottie who has been trying to spin Secretary Alphonso Jackson’s recent, ill-considered remarks about the awarding of government contracts. Shortly after this matter blew up, Dustee Tucker left the office on leave, as reported by Think Progress. When a scandal erupts and someone goes (or gets placed) on leave, it often looks highly suspicious. For example, Brian Doyle — the DHS official accused of trying to seduce a minor using a computer — was initially placed on administrative leave, before resigning from his post. But with Dustee, it appears that she’s just on vacation. Sometimes a “scheduled leave” is just a “scheduled leave.” An operative advises us: Read your coverage on Dustee Tucker. I know three facts: 1. She was voted most beautiful in high school. 2. She’s single. 3. As we speak, she is on vacation in Malibu Hawaii [per the Dallas Morning News]. Poor girl, I hear it is her first in over a year. By the way, she looks a hell of a lot more like the girl from Greys Anatomy than Tiffani Thiessen. It’s better in person! For those of you who can’t get enough of Dustee, some additional info about her from a college classmate appears after the jump. Read more on Dustee Tucker Really Is On Vacation…
 

A Further Update on Alphonso Jackson: Meet Dustee Tucker, HUD Hottie

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson’s defense of his April 28 remarks, in which he implied that a government contractor was denied a job after voicing opposition to the Bush administration, has been a communications disaster. Some of you may be wondering: Who’s in charge of the Secretary’s p.r. effort? Someone who is now on “scheduled leave,” that’s who. Think Progress has the full details here, a post cataloging HUD’s inconsistent explanations over the past few days. Our favorite detail: the HUD spokeswoman in question is named “Dustee Tucker.” We haven’t encountered a name this sexy since Stormie Janzen. And Dustee, just like Stormie, is quite attractive. Check out the drooling comments to this post, or just take a look at this picture: We don’t make these names up, people. Sometimes truth is stranger — and better — than fiction. After the jump, more Dustee Tucker photos — including one in which she bears a striking resemblance to Tiffani Thiessen, of “Beverly Hills, 90210” fame. Update: ThinkProgress now reports that (1) Secretary Jackson “deeply regrets” his “anecdotal remarks”; and (2) HUD Inspector General Kenneth Donohue will be investigating Secretary Jackson’s conduct. Read more on A Further Update on Alphonso Jackson: Meet Dustee Tucker, HUD Hottie…
 

An Update on Alphonso Jackson

On April 28, HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson made some unfortunate remarks before a group of minority businesspeople. The Dallas Business Journal reported on the talk last week, but the story didn’t attract much attention. Then we blogged about it, yesterday. And now, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Representatives Henry Waxman and Barney Frank, and independent watchdog groups are calling for investigations into the matter — and even Secretary Jackson’s resignation. Coincidence? We don’t think so. On a lighter note, an amusing story about a 2004 visit by Secretary Jackson to the Kennedy Center appears after the jump. Read more on An Update on Alphonso Jackson…
 

More from the Admirable Candor Department

HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson, speaking before a group of minority executives in Dallas, had this to say about his interaction with an applicant for a government contract who voiced opposition to the president: “[This contractor] made a heck of a proposal and was on the (General Services Administration) list, so we selected him. He came to see me and thank me for selecting him. Then he said something … he said, ‘I have a problem with your president.’ “I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I don’t like President Bush.’ I thought to myself, ‘Brother, you have a disconnect — the president is elected, I was selected. You wouldn’t be getting the contract unless I was sitting here. If you have a problem with the president, don’t tell the secretary.’ “He didn’t get the contract,” Jackson continued. “Why should I reward someone who doesn’t like the president, so they can use funds to try to campaign against the president? Logic says they don’t get the contract. That’s the way I believe.” Wow. We had a hard time believing Secretary Jackson actually said these things (although his honesty is refreshing). After talking to a HUD source, we find it less difficult to fathom. The results of our investigation appear after the jump. Read more on More from the Admirable Candor Department…