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  thank god almighty

Mike Huckabee And National Organization For Marriage Are Your New Civil Rights Heroes, America

Yesterday, you may have noticed that it was a key date in the history of American civil rights. On June 19, 1964, the Senate passed the Civil Rights Act, which Lyndon B. Johnson would sign two weeks later on July 2. But after this year, no one will remember anything about that stupid old Civil Rights Act, because the real thing we will celebrate forevermore on June 19 is the March for Marriage, which drew literal scores of people to D.C. to hate on the gays getting married. Making this all the better: Mike Huckabee! Read more on Mike Huckabee And National Organization For Marriage Are Your New Civil Rights Heroes, America…
  take your 'smart' and shove it

Gun Enthusiasts Defend Freedom By Yelling At Lady Who Invented Gun-Safety Thing

Guns. Hot damn, if we all don’t want bigger, badder, better guns! Pew! Pew! Pew! America, Fuck Yeah, Second Amendment, NRA, freedoms, and all that jazz! Am I right! And if we occasionally need to feed the Tree Of Liberty with the blood of dozens of schoolchildren, then so be it, because GUNS ARE TEH BEST. We don’t care if they are big guns or small guns, so long as they are dick-shaped and can help us overcome masculine insecurities, we’ll take whatever you are offering. Can I get an ‘amen’ from the gun enthusiasts? RawStory has the amen: Belinda Padilla, president and CEO of the U.S. division of firearm manufacturer Armatix, says she was stalked and threatened by “gun enthusiasts” after she tried to bring a safer handgun to market. Oh right. We love guns, except for better, safer guns. Because even the option of a safer gun somewhere is an affront to freedom everywhere, just like that Martin Luther King Jr. guy said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” except with guns and safety being a threat to freedom. Un-ironic self-five for MLK reference!  Read more on Gun Enthusiasts Defend Freedom By Yelling At Lady Who Invented Gun-Safety Thing…
  for the racist who has everything

Georgia Offering Confederate Flag License Plates To Go With Your TruckNutz

Heritage is very very important to some people. No matter how disgraceful their ancestors may be, we all know those Germans Southerners who fly the Nazi Confederate flag in honor of long-dead grand-pappys who fought for the Third Reich Confederacy. And we all know that those folks don’t hate any particular people, but are just proud that their blood relatives fought for God and country, right? Well, folks in Georgia will now be able to find one more way to be totally not racist at all, and have that there license plate hanging from their pick-up truck, a perfect companion to rusted chewing tobacco cans and TruckNutz. Because nothing says class like desperately hanging on the the memory of fighting for the rights of people to own human beings based upon their skin color, amirite?  Read more on Georgia Offering Confederate Flag License Plates To Go With Your TruckNutz…
  all the derp that's fit to herp

Derp Roundup: Michelle Obama Loves Subway. Time For Everyone To Stop Eating Sandwiches.

Welcome to another edition of Derp Roundup, the weekly feature where we take a wire brush to our open browser tabs and bring you the stories that are too stoopid to ignore, but not quite worth a full post on their own. We recommend washing it all down with a big swig of the reality-diluter of your choice. Read more on Derp Roundup: Michelle Obama Loves Subway. Time For Everyone To Stop Eating Sandwiches….
  MLK Unplugged in New York

Newly Discovered Martin Luther King, Jr. Bootleg Is A Righteous Groove

Today we commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr., who was born more or less on this day in 1929, a common baby who couldn’t even walk or talk, let alone march. But, like most babies, he grew; unlike most babies, he became the leader of a national freedom movement that in many ways still defines American attitudes on race and class. That’s why today is a good day to pretend we just found the above-YouTube’d old recording of MLK’s speech commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Some interns at the New York State Museum ran across the recording back in November, but whatever, it’s a nice thing. Read more on Newly Discovered Martin Luther King, Jr. Bootleg Is A Righteous Groove…
  stupidity anywhere is a threat to our brains everywhere

A Children’s Treasury Of Conservative Heroes Thinking Hard About Martin Luther King

Happy Martin Luther King Junior Day, everybody! If you are a normal person and not a terrible grasping morass of stupid like some internet conservatives, you’ve probably spent the day thus far one of three ways: (1) sleeping off your hangover because you treated Sunday like a Saturday; (2) having to work and being angry about it; (3) honoring the spirit of MLK in a day of service. What you are probably NOT doing is taking to the internet to yellsplain at people how MLK was too a conservative Republican and probably is going to come back from the dead just to hate Obama. It’s OK that you haven’t made time for that, though, because there is a whole team of deep thinkers who have got you covered. Read more on A Children’s Treasury Of Conservative Heroes Thinking Hard About Martin Luther King…
  nice time!

Quick, Let’s All Do Frauds On PA Elections

Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania’s electoral votes were dealt a serious blow on Friday as a Commonwealth Court judge issued a permanent injunction against the enforcement of PA’s strict voter ID law. In the ruling, Judge Bernard L. McGinley noted that, despite compelling evidence that the law would disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of eligible voters, the state did a poor job of explaining why the law was necessary, in the sense that they did not even attempt to do so: Respondents stipulated that the reason [for the law] was not predicated upon in-person voter fraud, and that there were no specific incidents of voter fraud underlying passage of the Voter ID law. Oh sure, they expect us to believe that Democrats were winning all those elections because people were legally voting for them. Read more on Quick, Let’s All Do Frauds On PA Elections…
  thug life

Ted Nugent Being Racist Again, News At 11

You know who is the greatest friend The Blacks ever had? We mean besides Donald Trump. It is awesome rock & roller and Republican Minority Outreach Specialist Ted Nugent! He is always talking about how he is not racist because he loves Motown and some other “reasons” probably too, oh, we remember one, he is Rosa Parks! So it is definitely a problem with your ears and eyes that you keep imputing racism to Ted Nugent, because it is definitely not him, because! Let us look at Ted Nugent’s latest non-racism, about Martin Luther King Day and how The Blacks should really all go die already because they are all Thugs and Gangsters and Very Bad “Men.” Read more on Ted Nugent Being Racist Again, News At 11…
  the next billboard will have idris elba

Who Among Us Has Not Erected A Giant Billboard Honoring Nelson Mandela And Accidentally Used A Picture Of Morgan Freeman Instead?

It’s easy to get your famous people confused. For the last week, we’ve been having to play the “ZZ Top or Dudes from Duck Dynasty” game like once a day, until we remember that ZZ Top did not say some fucked up racist bullshit (well, depending on just how fucked up and racist you think this is) and therefore is probably not on our teevee and our twitters every day right now. That being said, we’d prolly make sure we were using the right famous person picture before we put up a ginormous billboard honoring someone: Read more on Who Among Us Has Not Erected A Giant Billboard Honoring Nelson Mandela And Accidentally Used A Picture Of Morgan Freeman Instead?…
  i have been to the mountaintop and it is out of network

Civil Rights Legend Ted Yoho Vows To Honor MLK And Rosa Parks By Killing Obamacare

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Duh) is turning out to be the great civil rights leader of our generation. He is stalwart in his freedom-fighting against the reverse racism of Obamacare, argle bargling truth to power, standing up for the rights of the Taxed Enough AlreadyTM melatonin-deficient. And do you know why? No, it is not because he is a typical Republican who hates that Kenyan-born usurper-in-chief O’Lame-o. (Well, okay, that is why, actually, but he can’t just say that, that would sound crazy!) Read more on Civil Rights Legend Ted Yoho Vows To Honor MLK And Rosa Parks By Killing Obamacare…
  let freedom ring

Liveblogging Barack Obama Pretending Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Liberal

[Update, 4:30 p.m.: Now that the live stream is over, we’ve added in the last few speakers from the hours-long event: John Lewis, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King III, Christine King Farris, Bernice King, and President Barack Obama.] We are just going to jump in and start liveblogging the anniversary of the 1963 March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom; we wonder if it will be “divisive”? Read more on Liveblogging Barack Obama Pretending Martin Luther King Jr. Was A Liberal…
  Trigger warning for Joe Walsh

Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Rewrites ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech To Count The Ways Black People Suck

Even the most casual reader of the Intertubes is aware that former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-DEADBEAT) is pretty much one of the worst people in the history of ever. (Yes, yes, we know: Hitler, Stalin, and Dick Cheney are much worse and belong in their own category of Even Worse Than Joe Walsh.) But aside from the perpetrators of genocide and vice presidents who shoot their buddies in the face and then blame the guy’s face for being in the way, Walsh is pretty rotten. He’s a deadbeat dad who thinks gay homosexuals are bad for children. (Oh, and he’ll even threaten to sue anyone who points out the FACT that he’s a deadbeat dad so come at us, Joe!) He hates when veterans who’ve given their limbs to defend his right to be a douchebag go on and on about their service. He refuses to get a real job. He’s even a deadbeat driver. And now, apparently desperate to secure his place in the Shitbag Hall of Fame, he has rewritten Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech. (He posted it on his own website, but no, we will not provide a link, because fuck that guy.) And oh sweet merciful Zeus is it … well … exactly what you’d expect from a scumsucking piece of bacteria-ridden filth like Joe Walsh. Read more on Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Rewrites ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech To Count The Ways Black People Suck…
  not quite at the mountaintop

Laura Ingraham Frets: Liberals Are Trying To Act Like Martin Luther King Was Some Liberal Or Something

Amoebic dysentery vector Laura Ingraham celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom yesterday by chatting with Pat Buchanan about black-on-white crime, fretting that liberals were stealing the legacy of Martin Luther King, and cutting off a recording of a speech by civil rights hero John Lewis with the sound of a gunshot. But don’t worry about that last one, it was only a joke! Ingraham was very unhappy with Saturday’s march celebrating the anniversary of the 1963 event, complaining that its goal “was to co-opt the legacy of Martin Luther King into a modern-day liberal agenda,” because as everyone knows, Martin Luther King was really a conservative Republican who gave a beautiful anti-affirmative action speech that consisted of a single line about his dream that one day people would be judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. Read more on Laura Ingraham Frets: Liberals Are Trying To Act Like Martin Luther King Was Some Liberal Or Something…
  the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward shooting

Dana Loesch Says Dana Loesch Is Your New Martin Luther King, America

Yesterday we mentioned the presence of sniveling rage sack Dana Loesch at this weekend’s “A Farewell to Arms” rally in Colorado. What we did not get around to discussing was the speech this great orator delivered, which is too bad because it sounds as if it was quite the stemwinder. Did you know that Dana Loesch is some sort of civil rights hero? It’s true! She was on Twitter all day Monday refusing to shut the fuck up about it! Set the scene for us, Raw Story: Appearing at a Colorado gun show and rally on Saturday supporting the recall election of gun control advocate and state Senate President John Morse (D), Republican blogger and Internet radio host Dana Loesch took the stage with a unique, weaponized cover of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Oh good, there is nothing we like more than the wingnuts’ continued equating of the long struggle for civil rights for African-Americans with their own desire to amass goddamn arsenals of killing machines. Gun ownership is a civil right, dontcha know. Maybe we should pile some bubble wrap on this desk before we go any further. Read more on Dana Loesch Says Dana Loesch Is Your New Martin Luther King, America…
  journamalism

CNN: Was Martin Luther King Jr Conservative? Some Say! But Others Don’t!

Look, we have found a single “article” that is a great example of everything wrong with journalism and a lot of things wrong with conservatism, ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Pretty amazing, right? It is not often that we get to make fun of CNN, contemporary American journalism, and conservatives all in the same post, so this is a rare treat! Ready? In but a few moments, you will be exposed to a torrential downpour of idiocy, and forced to examine the possibility that American journalism has basically turned into community theater. Read more on CNN: Was Martin Luther King Jr Conservative? Some Say! But Others Don’t!…
  nothing a few thousand guns can't fix

Genius Gun Guy Wishes Django Unchained Were Real

Welcome to Wonkette. Whether you’re just joining us or are a long-time fan, you’re probably noticing that we have to cover gun violence and general gun stupidity ALL THE TIME NOW. So that’s fun. Actually, that is not fun. It is skull-crushingly depressing. We explained this to our Editrix and she agreed, noting that it is for precisely that reason that yr Wonkette (sans Editrix) must write these pieces instead of her. So, with heavy heart and dragging feet, we bring you today’s bit of gun stupidity, which is really pretty breathtaking: When confronted with the fact that Gun Appreciation Day coincides with the celebration of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr, who was assassinated with a gun, Ward insisted that his event “honors the legacy of Dr. King.” Ward didn’t stop there; he argued that if African slaves had been armed, they would have been able to prevent slavery from ever happening: Read more on Genius Gun Guy Wishes Django Unchained Were Real…
  black power

Black Person Makes Fun of Al Sharpton On Live Teevee

Hey look, Al Sharpton is on the boob tube, and he looks like he hasn’t slept since the last time he called something or someone racist or mean (so: yesterday). But whatever, it’s just C-SPAN — the fourth and most laid-back Vivaldi “season” — what could possibly go awry? See? Look! A friendly black man has called in to tell Al that he’s a Fan, in real life and on Facebook: You guys just use Dr. King’s name, up and down, every year, and it’s only gotten worse. Racist! [YouTube] Read more on Black Person Makes Fun of Al Sharpton On Live Teevee…
  glenn beck has a dream that you buy his books

Conservatives Think Glenn Beck’s White-People MLK March Is Dumb

Glenn Beck and an army of Teabaggers are going to march on Washington on the anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech this weekend for some reason or another. Basically somebody at Beck headquarters said, “Let’s get some of those yelling people to yell about things on the National Mall, but let’s put Glenn in front of them.” Now conservatives are actually starting to realize that Glenn Beck is just doing this to stoke his own cult of personality. It turns out the march was originally planned to help launch Glenn Beck’s latest book, but wingnuts are just now picking up on this. Read more on Conservatives Think Glenn Beck’s White-People MLK March Is Dumb…
  'i have a gun' speeches

Gun Nuts Helping Glenn Beck With His Dumb Rally

Hey you guys, are you going to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on “8.28.10”? We should all carpool with Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin in their cars/snow machines and sing “Cat Scratch Fever” on the way, it will be so cool. But if their rides are full, then maybe our National Rifle Association friends can take us to the rally, which is being promoted with Abe Lincoln posters. Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was shot once? Read more on Gun Nuts Helping Glenn Beck With His Dumb Rally…
  rumors on the internets

Jonah Goldberg Has An Advanced Degree In Zombieology

What is ‘Max Baucus’? We simply do not know. [Matt Yglesias] Today’s RedState lecture: “How Limbaugh’s embodiment of MLK’s dream changed my life.” Please take notes because you’ll be tested on this material at the end of the semester. [RedState] Read more on Jonah Goldberg Has An Advanced Degree In Zombieology…
  good luck with your hell demons

‘Hope’ You Like Your Horrible Hatched Devil Jesus President, Sheeple!

It’s been a while since we checked in with our favorite Internet Political Illustrator, David Dees. He doesn’t seem very “hopeful” about this Barack Obama character! Then again, only Ron Paul could actually save our nation, but the New World Order had Doctor Paul killed! So sad. Read more on ‘Hope’ You Like Your Horrible Hatched Devil Jesus President, Sheeple!…