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Awww, Is Justice Scalia Having A Bad Day? Good.

What's the difference between real life and TV? Who knows? Who cares?
You’ve probably heard by now that yet another state — this time, the Kansas-shaped one — has gone and gotten itself all gayed up and equalified, thanks to a very brief “yup, go ahead and marry whomever you want, we are so bored with this conversation” order from the Supreme Court on Wednesday. It’s hardly even news anymore when you think about it, because, AHEM, this is what is happening right here in these United States in this, the 21st century. But there’s one interesting little thing to note about this particular order, per SCOTUSblog: Read more on Awww, Is Justice Scalia Having A Bad Day? Good….
  now he belongs to the rages

Who Are The Obamas Insulting By Attending Mandela’s Funeral?

You kind of figured this had to be on the way: Internet wingnuts are now complaining that by honoring the memory of Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama is retroactively insulting other people, conservatives especially. This is only logical. For instance, Dead Breitbart’s Home For Scabies-Afflicted Dingos has a lengthy piece about the horrible, horrible slur that this is to our Best Ally Ever, because the Preznit did not attend the funeral of Baroness Margaret Thatcher. Instead, the official delegation was headed by a couple of nobodies named James A. Baker and George Schultz, which was a slap in the face to the memory of the woman who Kept The Falklands Free. And how do we know this was an epic diss? Why, from the British tabloids that whined about it, of course. And also from the well-known fact that Barack Obama so hates colonialism that he hollowed out that bust of Churchill to use as a urinal. Read more on Who Are The Obamas Insulting By Attending Mandela’s Funeral?…
  parliament but not funkadelic

Glenda Jackson Literally Rips Into Margaret Thatcher’s Mouldering Corpse During Parliament Memorial

So here is legendary thespian Glenda Jackson, who is also a Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn, tramping the dirt down on Margaret Thatcher, Thatcherism, and their effects on Great Britain. Read more on Glenda Jackson Literally Rips Into Margaret Thatcher’s Mouldering Corpse During Parliament Memorial…
  Two Hours! That's Long Enough To See A Movie!

Wingnuts Furious: Obama Tweeted About Roger Ebert’s Death More Quickly Than About Margaret Thatcher’s

Hey, guys, did you hear about how the Kenyan Usurper is pissing on the not-yet-dug grave of Margaret Thatcher? Thanks to the completely sane coverage at the “Christian” “News” “Service,” we know that the Chicago thug tweeted a brief message in response to the death of fellow Chicago thug Roger Ebert within 30 minutes of the news of Ebert’s death, while it took an unpardonable two hours for the White House to issue a statement in response to the death of Margaret Thatcher. Even worse, the White House Twitter feed did not link to the emailed statement until 40 minutes after the statement was released, precious minutes during which the Delta Force could have saved American lives. But Barack Obama stood idly by, doing nothing. INPEACH! Read more on Wingnuts Furious: Obama Tweeted About Roger Ebert’s Death More Quickly Than About Margaret Thatcher’s…
  Let God Sort 'em Out

Enjoy This Charming 1984 ‘Children’s Book’ About Margaret Thatcher

We remember seeing this book, Raymond Briggs’ The Tin-Pot Foreign General and the Old Iron Woman, when it was released in 1984. Any youngsters among the Wonkettariat may need a bit of background on the Falklands War before watching. (Hint: It was a bloody postcolonial fuck-tussle in which Argentina invaded some islands to prove it was King Shit and Great Britain took them back to prove it was Still A Fucking World Power.) We present as a public service this embedded video of a dotty British man, whom we cannot understand in the least, screeching TIN POT TIN POT over pictures of robot-Margaret Thatcher’s boobs shooting fire. And that is how it really happened! Read more on Enjoy This Charming 1984 ‘Children’s Book’ About Margaret Thatcher…
  the lady vanishes

Margaret Thatcher Dead; Never Got To Meet Her Idol, Sarah Palin

This one time, Sarah Palin told everyone she had been invited to London to see the English president, Margaret Thatcher, and Margaret Thatcher’s people were all verily, Horatio, and forsooth, the lady she is crack’d. (They meant Palin.) And then some guy was all, PSHAW peasants! Margaret Thatcher is the kindest, warmest, gentlest maid the world has ever known and would not have snubbed the colonial Upstarte, the whole Scandale has been made up out of whole clothe! (Tweed, probs.) And then all of Englande had to deny calling Palin a raving ninny, or one WC short of a loo, because they did not want to get nuked when Sarah Palin got elected president of the United States, which America would have totally done because we are fucking idiots. Read more on Margaret Thatcher Dead; Never Got To Meet Her Idol, Sarah Palin…
  Part 23: Glasnost Half Empty

Sundays With the Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Neither Trusts Nor Verifies

As we’ve mentioned now and then, our 10th-grade homeschooling textbook, World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, is very much a product of the Reagan era; even though its most recent version was published in 2010, it maintains the aggrieved tone of the Moral Majority types who helped Reagan come to power. There are some changes; for instance, the longish section on Grenada we discussed last week is down to a short paragraph (which still insists that the island was definitely going to be used as a base for a Cuban invasion of South America). Mostly, though, the textbook still allows us to see the world through a Cold War lens — even when it talks about the collapse of the Soviet Union. Read more on Sundays With the Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Neither Trusts Nor Verifies…
  Part 22: We Begin Bombing In Five Minutes

Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Spins One For The Gipper

One of the nifty things about World History and Cultures In Christian Perspective, our 10th-grade textbook for homeschoolers, is that the editors do not suffer from any uncertainty about anything. None of that nonsense about differing opinions and disagreements among scholars here — things are on God’s side or are evidence of depravity, and it goes without saying that only conservative politics are on God’s side. Needless to say, the editors find a lot to admire in Ronald Reagan. (Which reminds us — we need a little mood music if we’re going to talk about ol’ Ronnie.) We’ll wrap up the book’s look at the Cold War by spending this week and next with the man whose understanding of history was every bit as accurate as the editors’. Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: A ‘World History’ Textbook That Spins One For The Gipper…
  i wanna be anarchy

National Review All Snitty About Poors And Taxes For A Change

Deroy Murdock at the NRO is really peeved, you guys, because he’s somehow accidentally managed to hear about things like “income inequality” and “fairness.” He’s TRIED to cover his ears and go la la la la la la and never ever watch anything other than Fox News, but that doesn’t drown out the screams of the class warriors coming for him with their pitchforks, so he’s trying a new strategy: avoiding the issue altogether by discussing income taxes and Margaret Thatcher, who made England such a free market paradise not at all filled with junkies and punks and Sid Vicious. And to be fair, he’s doing a pretty good job of it, managing to avoid touching on any of the substantive issues regarding income inequality and what it portends for the dystopian post-capitalist nightmare towards which we careen ever closer on a daily basis! Good job, Deroy Murdock! Read more on National Review All Snitty About Poors And Taxes For A Change…
  grumpy old men

The Refuterer: Margaret Thatcher Was Not Actually Ronald Reagan’s Secretary

ConservativeOutcry.net has our number, along with a new feature, “Wonkette Refuted,” responding to a “randomly chosen” article from Your Wonkette! The first victim? GOP To Ronald Reagan’s Secretary: Pay Those Taxes Harder! Unfortunately, this self-described “group of old men lamenting the destruction of the nation” seems to be unfamiliar with how the actual process of refuting is done. Since there are so many refutes in this very excellent and soundly argued article (2.5), we will simply never be able to address them all, and will have to mostly limit ourselves to their primary “refute” from Old Man Rooster, concerning the picture accompanying the article, as well as the “hover tag” (fancy internet speak, don’t worry about it): First, I think it should be noted that picture accompanying the piece is of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, not Reagan and his secretary as one is led to believe when hovering over it with a mouse. Can’t even get the picture right? Read more on The Refuterer: Margaret Thatcher Was Not Actually Ronald Reagan’s Secretary…
  wasn't this rick perry's gig?

Vote Bachmann Since She’s Like That Annoying NFL Player Everyone Hates

Here’s an interesting sales pitch from some super PAC supporting Michele Bachmann which we will now (pretty closely) paraphrase for you: “Professional football player Tim Tebow is not very smart, he has a problem with accuracy, and his holier-than-thou Christian shtick is incredibly irritating to many observers — which makes him exactly like Michele Bachmann.” So, uh, vote for her if you self-identify as a sanctimonious prick? Read more on Vote Bachmann Since She’s Like That Annoying NFL Player Everyone Hates…
  cry about it some more

Dying Glenn Beck Dying, Has Crackpot Theory About Him Dying

OMG, you guys, Glenn Beck is dying! At least we think so, as he is very cryptic about it. He got all teary and such on his radio show today, and while that’s pretty much an every-second occurrence for him, this time he seemed resigned to the fact that he will die, or something, soon. No, sorry, we heard that wrong: “What is happening to me mentally is not a depression, is not a death, it is a transformation,” he said, because Mormons don’t actually die, they just transform, like in those Animorphs books. But the word “mentally” in that gives us pause, because maybe it just means Glenn Beck is finally realizing he should trust his doctors when they say he’s insane. Holy Shutter Islandz! Read more on Dying Glenn Beck Dying, Has Crackpot Theory About Him Dying…
  girl talk (about murdering the poor)

Angry Sun God To Stop Sarah Palin From Harassing Maggie Thatcher

Sarah Palin didn’t even have a passport before 2007, and the only non-America places she’s ever been to are Canada (“America del Norte”), Mexico (for body shots at Señor Frog’s), and U.S. military bases in Germany and Kuwait. Like many an American, she’s trying to slowly work her way up the ladder of exoticness, so why not start with the U.K., where they (sort of) speak English? And while there, why not meet England’s President, Margaret Thatcher? Read more on Angry Sun God To Stop Sarah Palin From Harassing Maggie Thatcher…
 

U.S. Strategy to Ensure British Cooperation

Recently released British security archives have finally revealed the true reason Maggie Thatcher got real tight with the U.S.: we tortured and then blackmailed her into cooperation. In 1977, when she was still the leader of the minority party, Maggie and her husband went to Houston for her to give a speech. While at the hotel, she and her husband Denis found themselves trapped (yes, together) in the hotel bathroom. They were eventually released by “hotel staff.” The CIA used to be so much fun! [The Guardian] Read more on U.S. Strategy to Ensure British Cooperation…