Tea Party Crackpots
(This post was prepared in collaboration with Dan Drinkard) Congress now speaks at almost a full grade level lower than it did just seven years ago, with the most conservative members of Congress speaking on average at the lowest grade level, according to a new Sunlight Foundation analysis of the Congressional Record using Capitol Words. Of course, what some might interpret as a dumbing down of Congress, others will see as more effective communications. And lawmakers of both parties still speak over the heads of the average American, who reads at between at 8th and 9th grade level. Is Congress getting dumber, or just more plainspoken?
Hoo, boy, as Mad Magazine used to say. Global Warming Bubble is Popping
We recently brought you Michele Bachmann’s encounter with some Occupiers at one of her campaign stops. Eric Cantor Meets Occupy Wall Street - The Encounter
One Year of Prison Costs More Than One Year at Princeton The comparison between higher education spending and correction spending highlighted in the following chart is not perfect.
Laurie Penny is one of a number of women writers who have decided to go public with their concerns. Photograph: Guardian Crude insults, aggressive threats and unstinting ridicule: it's business as usual in the world of website news commentary – at least for the women who regularly contribute to the national debate. The frequency of the violent online invective – or "trolling" – levelled at female commentators and columnists is now causing some of the best known names in journalism to hesitate before publishing their opinions. Women bloggers call for a stop to 'hateful' trolling by misogynist men | World news | The Observer
By People & Power reporter Bob Abeshouse Charles and David Koch are each worth about $25bn, which makes them the fourth richest Americans. When you combine their fortunes, they are the third wealthiest people in the world. The Koch Brothers - People & Power
American Nazi Party Endorses Occupy Wall Street‘s ’Courage,‘ Tells Members to Support Protests and Fight ’Judeo-Capitalist Banksters’ The Blaze has been reporting on the numerous incidents of anti-Semitism taking place during the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests and similar demonstrations throughout the country. Now, it appears the movement has been given the nod of approval from the American Nazi Party itself. In a message posted Thursday on its official website , organization head Rocky Suhayda said members of the “pro-white” movement should join and support the Occupy demonstrators because they share a common enemy: The “judeo-capitalist banksters.”
Occupy Wall Street last night outside Cipriani's, where New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was at a gala dinner (Photo: J.B. Nicholas/Splash News) See also Occupy Wall Street Special: Canadian Caption Writer Goes Rogue and Takes Down CelebritiesOccupy Wall Street (and Beyond): Is It Now "We are the World"? Occupy Wall Street (and Beyond) Analysis: The Tea Party Is Outraged, Mocking...and Worried
Semper Fi: Marines Coming To Protect Protesters On Wall Street The thousands of indefatigable Wall Street protestors, risking their eyes and recording equipment against Wall Street’s personal jack-booted thugs in the NYPD, recently garnered even more support– the US Marines. That’s the type of support that may make an NYPD cop think twice before he decides to go all Tiananmen Square on a group of teenage girls, armed with chalk and cardboard signs (maybe it’s because they are spelled properly?).
Main Street A project of Working America Clocking Out: Eternal Recurrence of Budget Fights Edition Clocking Out: Eternal Recurrence of Budget Fights Edition
Those Roman Colosseum–Worthy G.O.P.-Debate Audiences: Who Will They Boo or Cheer Next? At last night’s Republican-candidates debate, a question from a gay veteran of the Iraq war provoked boos.
"Hoods in the Hizzy" feat. Eric Bolling, FOX's Premier Race-Baiter
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SNL Presents The 7th Or 8th GOP Debate With Host Fox’s ‘Shepard Smith’ Saturday Night Live is back, and they commemorated it by covering “the 7th or 8th” GOP debate. Bill Hader’s Shep Smith hosted this debate, which was between Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and “six other people who’ll never be president!”
Presidential race loses fizz for Tea Party
Republicans Cheering for Death Panels
Tea Party darling Andrew Breitbart fantasized about killing Liberals — and especially union members — claiming that conservatives outnumber Liberals, and are the ones who have guns. Breitbart Fantasizes About Killing Liberals: ‘We outnumber them and we have the guns’ (Video)
What If the Tea Party Wins?
By ThinkProgress on September 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm "CNN Tea Party Debate Live-Blog" CNN Tea Party Debate Live-Blog
Police Brutality and Tea Party Hypocrisy in Phoenix, 4/15/2011.
When appealing to Christian conservatives, Republican presidential candidates sometimes use phrases, rhetoric and imagery that are unknown to voters unfamiliar either with the religious meaning of such language or where they fit in the mythology of the “Christian nation.” Thus candidates can signal sympathy with religious conservatives without making overt appeals that might alienate more secular voters. The dog-whistle dictionary - War Room
Republicans Bash No Child Left Behind, Then Bash Obama For Trying To Unravel It
Welcome to Tea Party rule in America where life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short
The Billionaires Bankrolling the Tea Party
Muddy Politics: Republicans aren’t reading their Bibles
It’s About The Audience, Stupid! #CNNTeaParty Debate | Sally Kohn's Movement Vision Lab
Tea Party: Don’t build public transit, because the terrorists might attack it
Alan Grayson Blasts Tea Party Debate Audience's Reaction To Health Care Question: 'It's Sadism'
Stephen Hill | GOP Debate | Boos | Video
Our degraded discourse: Fox News' Eric Bolling goes flat-out racist -- and the rest of the media yawn
Liberal Media Believes Palin/Tea Party Supporters Toothless Racists | Tea Party Tribune - Tea Party & Political News
Arizona State Capitol Protests, 2011: Students fight back.
Thomas Roberts: Republicans Want Time Machine To When Slavery Was Cool
Constitutional Conservatives vs. the Constitution
Never mind the candidates, can you believe what GOP debate audiences are telling us? | Ana Marie Cox | Comment is free
Lori Klein: battle to end Ethnic Studies is fight against communism, part of Cold War (VIDEO) - Three Sonorans
Tea Party Caught in Dirty Election Scam
Eugene Robinson: Where Are the Compassionate Conservatives?
Apocalyptic GOP Is Dragging Us Into a Civil War | Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy
The 3 Biggest Lies Uttered In The CNN/Tea Party Express GOP Debate
A Cold Cup of Bitter Tea
What Happens If The Tea Party Wins?
What You Missed While Not Watching Last Night’s Tea Party Debate
Fact checking the CNN and Tea Party Express debate in Tampa - The Fact Checker
David Shuster on anti-intellectualism in the GOP
The Most Powerful Response To The ‘Let Him Die’ Party