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  welfare kings

Arizona Republican Resigns Just For Trying To Save America With Rice And Beans And No Babies For Poors

Russell Pearce is a man with a vision. He is also a man with an AM radio show. The recalled Arizona Senate leader, architect of the “papers please” immigration law — and, until his sudden resignation late Sunday night, state GOP vice chair — recently took to the airwaves to fantasize about what it would be like if he was in charge, free to save America from the scourge of the needy with the help of home TV inspections and forced sterilizations. Read more on Arizona Republican Resigns Just For Trying To Save America With Rice And Beans And No Babies For Poors…
  smells like teen spiritual decline

Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Avoid Irrational Exuberence

Put on a plaid flannel shirt and break out your Nirvana CDs, kids, because our rightwing Christian textbooks are looking at the ’90s: Bill Clinton is the president, and America is in deep moral decline, because didn’t you just read the name of the president? Read more on Sundays With The Christianists: American History Books That Avoid Irrational Exuberence…
  the violence inherent in the system

What Is Free Speech Even Coming To When Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Can’t Say The N-Word On The Radio?

Former Illinois congresscritter and forever deadbeat dad Joe Walsh was sent home early from his job as a wingnut talk radio host Thursday, because obviously the management of the radio station has no idea how Free Speach* works. See, all he was doing was making a commentary about the controversy over the Washington Redskins’ team name, and to make his point it was very important to him that he actually say other offensive terms on the air, for demonstration purposes. For some reason, his socialist employers at Chicago station WIND-AM didn’t understand the simple logic of this, and yanked him off the air. Happily for the world, he live-tweeted his unfolding beatdown by the forces of oppression. Read more on What Is Free Speech Even Coming To When Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh Can’t Say The N-Word On The Radio?…
  today in irresponsible speculation

Rightwing Radio Host Has Giant Sad That It Got Better For Hillary Clinton

Sandy Rios, last seen in these pages wondering why our Supreme Court’s female justices cannot just shut up and respect their male betters, returns to remind us once again that all you need to score your own radio show is an ability to open your screech hole and let fly: Hillary Clinton, there have long been rumors about her sexual persuasion; if you don’t know that you need to know that. I can’t confirm or deny anything. No? Color us shocked that you have no idea. We were sure you and Hillary had at some point consummated your forbidden Sapphic love on the Isle of Lesbos. Read more on Rightwing Radio Host Has Giant Sad That It Got Better For Hillary Clinton…
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Mark Levin Will Drown In Own Spittle Before Admitting Americans Maybe Not That Conservative

Months after the November election, conservatives are still wandering dazed through the cratered post-apocalyptic fever dream of an America they no longer recognize, one where a socialist tyrant somehow was democratically re-elected by a majority of voters to steal all the monies from the rich (2% of the population) and redistribute them to the poor (everyone else). “But we are a center-right nation!” the flying monkeys like George Will and David Gregory and Fuck Toad gargle and screech on the Sunday morning circle jerks that pass for entertainment in that dead time when we are just waking up to face our Saturday-night hangovers. That Barack Obama’s politics mark him as a moderate seems to forever escape the notice of the flying monkeys, as does the fact that Americans, no matter what they tell pollsters, actually kind of like many of the welfare-state policies and programs that a conservative would decry. Few of the screeching flying monkeys screech louder or masturbate all over their monkey cages harder than Mark Levin, who today proclaims his gob utterly smacked by some recent Gallup polling showing that 45% 40% of the American people self-identify as conservative, 30% 35% self-identify as moderate, and only 21% as liberal. Please tell us why this has your blood boiling with rage, Mark Levin: Read more on Mark Levin Will Drown In Own Spittle Before Admitting Americans Maybe Not That Conservative…
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Glenn Beck TV Is Just Video Of Him Doing His Radio Show

Professional whiner nutcase Glenn Beck announced that he will charge a monthly five-dollar subscription fee for viewers to log in to his latest online vanity project, GBTV.com. Does anyone even have five dollars anymore? Maybe some quarters in the couch cushions. What will a Glenn Beck fan get in exchange for putting off the trip to the laundromat for another week? It is probably the most brilliant idea in the history of television: video feed of Glenn Beck delivering his (free, syndicated) radio show. Worth every penny. Read more on Glenn Beck TV Is Just Video Of Him Doing His Radio Show…
  just legalize muslim murder and be done with it congress

Terrorist Conspiracy Takes Muslim-Hating Congressman’s Wife Off Radio

Republican former Congressman and guy who played Gopher on The Love Boat Fred Grandy apparently spends his time these days hosting a conservative radio show. And, naturally, he likes to have his wife come on his show as a special guest under the undecipherable pseudonym “Mrs. Fred” to talk about birther crap and how a vast conspiracy of Muslims, who are, of course, all terrorists, are planning to take down the U.S. from the inside. Unfortunately, this Muslim conspiracy heard about her exposing the truth and secretly, with a dash of Sharia and a pinch of caliphate, got Grandy’s radio station to ask him and his wife to tone down the crazy. And you can’t tell crazy to stop being crazy, so they quit. Read more on Terrorist Conspiracy Takes Muslim-Hating Congressman’s Wife Off Radio…
  joining the scooter club

Svelte Dreamboat Rush Limbaugh Slams Michelle Obama For Being Fat

Hey, Rush Limbaugh is a person who is still alive, at the moment! He says Michelle Obama is fat. “I’m trying to say that our First Lady does not project the image of women that you might see on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, or of a woman Alex Rodriguez might date every six months or what have you.” Oh, so she looks like a human being. A human being with enough dignity to stay away from Alex Rodriguez. Rush Limbaugh on the other hand? Totally shirtless on the cover of Men’s Health and often seen hanging on the arm of Susan Sarandon. Read more on Svelte Dreamboat Rush Limbaugh Slams Michelle Obama For Being Fat…
  cultural high points

Rush Limbaugh Billboard Promises People of Tucson More Shooting

Sure, the people of Tucson love getting shot. But did they know they can also get shot on the radio? It’s true! They just have to listen to Rush Limbaugh on their radio, according to this billboard that’s “down the street where Giffords was shot.” Read more on Rush Limbaugh Billboard Promises People of Tucson More Shooting…
  mustache + glasses + black =

Fine, We’ll Take It: Herman Cain Is Your First GOP Presidential Candidate

Yesterday, Dave Weigel noted that, while no candidates have jumped in the current presidential race thus far, at this time last cycle, 14 candidates were already in the race. “By contrast, in this election cycle, not even dark horse candidates like Herman Cain or John Bolton have announced anything yet.” Well, here they come: This Herman Cain guy has now announced the formation of his exploratory committee. Who is he? Some sort of Teabag figure/talk radio host from Georgia. But more importantly: a black guy who can stand on stage with the other candidates maybe! What does Cain say about being a longshot? “I wasn’t supposed to be able to become a vice president of Pillsbury.” Inspiring. Read more on Fine, We’ll Take It: Herman Cain Is Your First GOP Presidential Candidate…
  too good for this job

Allen West Drops His Crazy Radio-Host Insurrectionist Chief of Staff

You mean to tell us Allen West got rid of the insurrectionist he chose to be his chief of staff — that woman who wants to shoot up all his soon-to-be colleagues and probably give away governmental secrets on her conservative radio host job? Surprising. Those people are always the best employees. Read more on Allen West Drops His Crazy Radio-Host Insurrectionist Chief of Staff…
  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…
  suck it chelsea clinton

A Children’s Treasury of Rush Limbaugh Wedding Photos and Rush Fan Comments About Them

Young hearthrob Rush Limbaugh has a brand new Facebook page, and he has used this platform to at long last give the screeching masses what they want: photos of his wedding. “Sharing a laugh with Elton John backstage before his performance” is the caption on this one. Yes, somehow KNOWN HOMOSEXUAL ENEMY Sir Elton John was paid enough money to show up at this thing. Mazel tov, Rush! So what other debauchery is revealed in this photo gallery? And what did the Rush faithful have to say about these photos? Read more on A Children’s Treasury of Rush Limbaugh Wedding Photos and Rush Fan Comments About Them…
  this is america

Arizona School Demands Black & Latino Students’ Faces On Mural Be Changed To White

Hard to find even the Gallows Humor in this story, so maybe we won’t even try. Maybe it’s time to admit that large chunks of America are in the hands of unreconstructed racists and vulgar idiots, and that the popular election of a black man as president just might’ve pushed these furious, economically doomed old white people into a final rage that is going to end very, very badly. Ready? Here you go: An Arizona elementary school mural featuring the faces of kids who attend the school has been the subject of constant daytime drive-by racist screaming, from adults, as well as a radio talk-show campaign (by an actual city councilman, who has an AM talk-radio show) to remove the black student’s face from the mural, and now the school principal has ordered the faces of the Latino and Black students pictured on the school wall to be repainted as light-skinned children. Read more on Arizona School Demands Black & Latino Students’ Faces On Mural Be Changed To White…
  but she can't even talk!

Sarah Palin Shopping Around Talk Radio Show

The trade journal Inside Radio reports: “While not exactly shopping the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential candidate, sources say Palin representatives have been quietly testing the waters to see how much interest radio syndicators have for her.” Perfect! This is how Palin does everything now: passive-aggressively “gauge interest” and if people don’t kiss your ass enough, even though you commit to nothing, just say Fuck ‘Em and move on to the next assholes who won’t give you the proper respect. Then you can write a poem about it, on Twitter. [Inside Radio via Political Wire] Read more on Sarah Palin Shopping Around Talk Radio Show…
  more lasagna for limbaugh

FUN RECESSION NEWS: A half-dozen AM-radio wingnuts have lost their shows/jobs in California, because nobody’s listening and there are no ads. [Fishbowl LA]
 

Rush Limbaugh’s Dumb Pro-Hillary Scheme Flops

Loser pill-head Rush Limbaugh has an AM radio show during the daytime. His audience of bitter old white retirees and home-appliance repairmen was instructed to go out en masse and vote for Hillary in open primaries, so that liberal Latino-American John McCain could at least have a small chance of winning in November. But it totally failed, so now Limbaugh is suddenly pretending he really wanted his listeners to vote for the black guy. Read more on Rush Limbaugh’s Dumb Pro-Hillary Scheme Flops…
 

John McCain Rides Sexy New Surge Of Popularity

This forbidden-lobbyist-love scandal is a stroke of good fortune for John McCain. Revelations that he may have landed a sizzling hot blonde half his age have brought a new aura of virility and sex appeal to the Spanish-American war hero’s ancient carcass. He is also being hailed by Christian conservatives for having the good taste to conduct a heterosexual extramarital affair. And now we learn the scandal has brought conservative talk radio’s most lovable personalities flocking to his bosom. According to Politico, “they have a common enemy” now. Meaning, of course, the terrorists. At the New York Times. Read more on John McCain Rides Sexy New Surge Of Popularity…
 

Conservative Radio Host Sues Islam

Michael Savage, the eponymous host of conservative radio’s Savage Nation, filed a lawsuit Monday against the Council on American-Islamic Relations for essentially calling him a bigot, of all things! He claims that CAIR illegally used a 4-minute clip from his Oct. 29 program, during which the compassionate host said American Muslims “need deportation.” Savage and his law people say the Muslims “repackaged” these words to make them more shocking. Hmm…. Unless the words before were “Everyone is special and all groups and religions are super equally awesome and no smiling, culturally equivalent Muslims ever” [need deportation], then we’ll probably side with the non-Savages on this one. Read more on Conservative Radio Host Sues Islam…
 

Everybody Will Be Fired For Saying Something

Do you have opinions that do not properly respect everybody? Well watch out, because liberals are coming for your job! Having successfully ended the Iraq and Afghanistan and Drug wars, impeached and convicted Bush and Cheney, ended poverty, rebuilt our crumbling cities, educated our children, restored good-paying union jobs to our working class and solved global warming through American technological ingenuity, America’s liberals decided the only thing left to do was get a bunch of right-wing entertainers fired for obnoxious statements — or, “for doing the showbiz job they were hired to do.” Read more on Everybody Will Be Fired For Saying Something…
 

Beatnik Comic Michael Alan Weiner Considers 2008 Run

Bronx-born Berkeley grad Michael Alan Weiner is one of the last merry pranksters of the North Beach beatnik-poet scene. The “free love” alternative-medicine guru and very dear friend of the late homosexual poet Allen Ginsberg realized his lifelong dream of being a subversive comedian like his hero Lenny Bruce, when San Francisco’s KGO allowed him to “prank” the talk station’s listeners in 1994 with his outrageous Andy Kaufman-esque creation called “Mike Savage.” Learn about his hilarious run for the White House — watch out, Arabs & Mexicans! — after the jump. Read more on Beatnik Comic Michael Alan Weiner Considers 2008 Run…