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Global Nice Time: Saudi Ladies First People In History To Use Rosa Parks Analogy Correctly

You know when someone is a Men’s Rights Activist, or when someone is Ted Yoho, and they are all up in Rosa Parks’s business claiming the mantle of Civil Rights and Rosa Parksiness for their very anti-Rosa Parks goals? It is sort of like NRA people who invoke Gandhi in their push to arm six-year-olds. But in what we hope is the beginning of a new trend, a group of people has invoked Rosa Parks — and they have done it correctly! Per Think Progress: Brushing off threats from the government, more than 60 Saudi women got behind the wheel on Saturday in a bold protest of the nation’s de facto ban on women driving. Sara Hussein, a Saudi woman involved in the effort, drew parallels to the U.S. civil rights movement: “Think back in history — Rosa Parks was the only person who sat down on the bus, wasn’t she? And then it started to happen gradually. It does have to start with the few brave people who are willing to risk whatever there is to risk.” And that is how you do a Rosa Parks comparison, everybody.  Read more on Global Nice Time: Saudi Ladies First People In History To Use Rosa Parks Analogy Correctly…
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BREAKING! David Vitter Does Thing That Is Kind Of Okay

In breaking news-that-shouldn’t-be-news, a Republican Senator has publicly stated that he will help constituents if they call asking for help about a federal program! Ticker-tape parade! Balloons! A spread of the finest Ritz crackers and Costco-brand cheeses in all the land! Who is this brave Republican who will seek to actually help the people who elected him? None other than our favorite baby-cosplay-with-prostitutes-having politician, David Vitter (R-Red Light)! Per Think Progress: QUESTION: Is your office going to help constituents who might simply want to buy insurance? VITTER: Well, we’re helping folks in any way we can trying to get them good information… We field calls every day in my offices in Louisiana trying to help people with individual questions and circumstances and I would encourage folks to call my office to get that guidance and help. We are not sure whether or not the Senator is aware that diapers are not covered by Obamacare, but don’t tell him or he might change his mind.  Read more on BREAKING! David Vitter Does Thing That Is Kind Of Okay…
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Hey How Is It Going In Our Quest To Buy An Entire Person? An Update!

Last week or something, we asked you, the faithful Wonkvillein, to help us buy an entire person in the form and shape of Doktor Zoom. And many of you immediately started sending us money — so much and so fast, we actually were not able to send you personalized thank you notes, so we decided not to send you any thank you notes at all! (Nobody tell our beloved Miss Manners; we cannot stand to disappoint her.) We did not even send thank you notes to the several of you who forked over $50 a month, which is fucking ridiculous. Well, we are here to update at ya, and to tell you that Ben Howe, from Redstate, wants you to come together as one to help us, for liberal togetherness and community. HE DOES??? Yes, he does. Would we lie to you? Read more on Hey How Is It Going In Our Quest To Buy An Entire Person? An Update!…
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Sweet Crickets, This New GOP Website Is One Helluva Funbag

Yes. YES. Look at him shake it. He’s like, “What up? I’m here, and it’s time to party, baby.” Again: a hilarious dancing hobbit version of Michael Steele appears when you load the new GOP.com. Everyone is loving this. Think Progress is having a very Think Progress-y field day, with its dreaded flat tone of icy partisanship: “However, one of the people listed as a ‘great Republican’ is baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who actually identified himself as an independent. In fact, Robinson spoke out about the ‘hatred’ he saw at the 1964 GOP convention, where Barry Goldwater won the nomination. He called it ‘one of the most unforgettable and frightening experiences of my life.'” Holy potatoes, this is one fuckin’ website here. We’ll probably post about some other insane aspect of it in like an hour. [GOP.com] Read more on Sweet Crickets, This New GOP Website Is One Helluva Funbag…
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Shadow Army Of Liberal Nerds Will Destroy America!

Are you FRIGHTENED yet, citizens? Abraham Lincoln would not have cared for this at all, these sinister libtards “working in the shadows” of the publicly available Internet. Abraham Lincoln would be crying like an eagle. [via Matt Yglesias] Read more on Shadow Army Of Liberal Nerds Will Destroy America!…
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John McCain Plagiarizes Common Proper Nouns, Prepositions, And Historical Dates!

Liberals are very upset with John McCain, again, because it appears he has PLAGIARIZED the famous website Wikipedia in his speech about Georgia and Russia. John McCain is using Wikipedia! That’s all we care about and are very happy to learn that he’s discovered this completely awesome and accurate website. But as some of those rascally bloggers have discovered, McCain used such words and dates as “in,” “of,” “economic,” and “1922” in much the same sequence that Wikipedia used them in a historical laundry list of facts! It’s like he’s writing a college history paper’s “background” section in the post-2005 era — by copy-pasting it from any damn website, because who cares. Read more on John McCain Plagiarizes Common Proper Nouns, Prepositions, And Historical Dates!…
 

Rumors On The Internets: “I Don’t Know Anything About the Blogs, I’m Not Responsible for Those”

Glenn Greenwald goes long on the anti-Murtha movement, posts his letter to lawyer Mark Zaid. [Glenn Greenwald] More on Rumsfeld’s Senate Testimony, Think Progress commenter says: “Got an answer for everything. I work with a dude like this. It starts with a conversation about dogs and ends with a conversation about umbrellas…” [Think Progress] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: “I Don’t Know Anything About the Blogs, I’m Not Responsible for Those”…
 

Rumors On The Internets: And I’m Too Sexy For This Song

Think Progress posts line from today’s NYT: “In the past two weeks, more Iraqi civilians have been killed than have died in Lebanon and Israel.” Commenter quotes Jeane Kirkpatrick from 1979: “Vietnam presumably taught us that the United States could not serve as the world’s policeman; it should also have taught us the dangers of trying to be the world’s midwife to democracy when the birth is scheduled to take place under conditions of guerrilla war.” [Think Progress] Read more on Rumors On The Internets: And I’m Too Sexy For This Song…
 

An Update on President Bush’s Screw-Up

Earlier today, we broke the story of how President Bush poked fun at reporter Peter Wallsten for wearing sunglasses while asking a question. Wallsten, it turns out, is legally blind. The crew over at Think Progress has followed up on our scoop; check out their work here. They interviewed Wallsten, obtained the transcript of the exchange, and grabbed a video clip of it, too. We also reprint the transcript here, after the jump. Read more on An Update on President Bush’s Screw-Up…
 

Decoding the Note: Outsourced

See, this is why we don’t let well-meaning liberals read The Note. It just upsets them: According to recent polling, the overwhelming majority of Americans are interested in the outcome of the Dubai ports deal: Read more on Decoding the Note: Outsourced…