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  and having a scooter officially makes you rich

Heritage Foundation Guy: You Don’t Count As ‘Poor’ If You Own A TV

Over 40 million Americans live below the federal poverty line, defined in 2011 as $22,058 a year for a family of four, which is sort of an embarrassingly large percentage of dirty hobo children to have running around in God’s favorite country. How do we fix that, besides editing the numbers on the Wikipedia page? Right-wing think tank the Heritage Foundation has this idea, because they have been noticing lately that lots of “supposedly poor people” out there also still have cheap television sets and refrigerators full of frozen chicken nuggets, which means they are not starving to death. Hey, that doesn’t actually sound so poor? Read more on Heritage Foundation Guy: You Don’t Count As ‘Poor’ If You Own A TV…
  urban youths

National Review: Weiner Scandal Is Like Urban Youth With the Hip Hop

Let us get something out of the way, first: We almost totally agree with the National Review Online “The Corner” writer who typed this about the Anthony Weiner scandal. The whole story is gross and doesn’t really matter and says very little about us, as a people, except for what we already know — that we’re a gross nation of gross people doing gross things, on Twitter. But, because it was published on the National Review comedy blog, “The Corner,” it needed some ridiculous and offensive racial stereotype thrown in there, just to maintain institutional equilibrium. In other words, Anthony Weiner twit-picking his yfrog to some gal was just like the black youth and their loud hip-hop. Read more on National Review: Weiner Scandal Is Like Urban Youth With the Hip Hop…
  let's nuke the corner

National Review Typing Person Unhappy With Being Mocked

Oh okay, fine, we’ll bite, but only because Newell emailed this and he’s supposed to be ON VACATION for a few days, Jesus, but whatever, here is what National Review Online typing person typed in response to, uh, Wonkette making fun of his dumb column actually calling for a nuclear bomb to be “used” to stop the BP oil spill, which more than a few commenters here have noted would, besides being Insane, require the drilling of a well to drop in the nuke. Read more on National Review Typing Person Unhappy With Being Mocked…
  rock is dead

Conservative Lamers Again Pretending Popular Art Form Is Conservative

One of the most self-defeating fetishes of the modern-day right-wing pundit is assembling “evidence” that some kind of popular entertainment product is actually conservative — because these tunnel-vision wingnuts really do look at the Entire World this way, as some contest between political parties. (“Chicken Run/Wall-E is socialist claptrap, while Avatar/Lindsey Lohan exemplifies the right’s values,” etc.) So, after forty or fifty years of dull attacks on “longhair music” and “race records” or whatever, and approximately a quarter century after popular music gave up whatever artistic pretensions it ever had and just became a dumb autotune-BPM meaningless soundtrack to dance or fuck or stock Wal-Mart shelves to, the wallflowers at National Review have bravely decided to steal rock ‘n roll back from the hippies or whatever. It’s hip to be square! Read more on Conservative Lamers Again Pretending Popular Art Form Is Conservative…
  oh hell yeah nuke everything

National Review Online and the Russians Suggest Nuking BP Oil Well

What’s the best way to deal with an environmental disaster? If you’re a National Review Online writer in June 2010 or, say, the Soviet Union three or four decades ago, the answer is simple: Drop a nuclear bomb on the leaking wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico. If the Rooskies used to do it, it must be a great market-driven solution, right? Besides, you could maybe “trap virtually all of the radioactive fallout within the sub-oceanic bedrock.” Read more on National Review Online and the Russians Suggest Nuking BP Oil Well…
 

Shadegg Becoming the Christian Bale of GOP Netroots

John Shadegg seemed to be making all the right moves toward getting into the GOP House leadership race. He cleared his name of any Abramoff connected money and got endorsed by Red State. But what Read more on Shadegg Becoming the Christian Bale of GOP Netroots…
 

Hi, Again

While the subject line could accurately describe my holiday break, let’s instead think of it as a fresh introduction. A few readers (and one colleague) have asked today who is
 

I Can Finally Get Back to Watching the Tony Danza Show

Wonkette says goodbye to our right-wing man today. Apparently, he’s trying to get a “job,” and the princely salary of $12 per post would force him to rely on that welfare state that doesn’t exist so much anymore. He writes: Read more on I Can Finally Get Back to Watching the Tony Danza Show…
 

This Looks Like a Day for the Ds

Over at The Corner, John Miller predicts a near clean sweep for the Democrats: “Later this morning, I’ll be going out to vote for Jerry Kilgore, the Republican running for governor in Virginia; alas, I suspect that Democrat Tim Kaine will be holding a victory party tonight. Down ticket, Bolling (R) will win the race for LG and, in what may be a minor upset, Deeds (D) will win AG. In New Jersey, Jon Corzine (D) will beat Doug Forrester (R), with Forrester not breaking 45 percent. The four California propositions that Arnold Schwarzenegger and everybody else are watching closely, nos. 74, 75, 76, and 77, will all lose. The New York mayor’s race was over before it started: Bloomberg (R, sort of) will win re-election. And in a city close to my own heart, I’m anticipating a small piece of good news: In the mayoral race, Freman Hendrix (D) will oust incumbent Kwame Kilpatrick (D), a man with a wonderfully alliterative melting-pot name but also a fellow who has cared more about taxpayer-funded private parties than improving a city that still needs a lot of help. Bottom line: This looks like a day for the Ds.” Perhaps it’s for the best. Kilgore’s plan for “Virginia is for Advocates of the Death Penalty” t-shirts just doesn’t have the same ring as “Lovers.” And in a bit of shameless self-promotion, my own take on the NJ/VA races here. — Eric Pfeiffer Read more on This Looks Like a Day for the Ds…
 

Vaporized Lithium Pumped Through Ventilation Shaft at National Review

Last night Jonah Goldberg diagnosed himself and members of his ilk as sufferers of Mm’Doh!: “Miers Mental Dementia Obsessive Hysteria.” Symptoms may include lumping together contradictory psychological disorders for cute acronym purposes, and making reference to the following in a single NRO column: Read more on Vaporized Lithium Pumped Through Ventilation Shaft at National Review…