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WTH is going on? – To some conservatives, Vladimir Putin is ‘the defender of Christian civilization’

Yes, that Putin. No, really.

Daily Kos

Oh look, the radical conservative American quote-unquote-“pastor” who helped form a vicious anti-gay movement in Uganda that led to the killing of publicly outed gay Ugandans is a huge fan of Vladimir Putin.

Last month a federal judge allowed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit to proceed against [Scott Lively] that alleges the pastor persecuted gays in Uganda and committed a potential “crime against humanity” — one that contributed to a bill that would have made homosexuality an act punishable by death. And yet the grey-haired 57-year-old has refused to quiet down.On his blog this month, Lively praised Putin as “the defender of Christian civilization” for signing this summer a ban on information that treats being gay as valid or attractive — and traced the idea to his own tour of Russia in 2006-7. Last week, Lively suggested Russian officials foil gay activists planning to rainbow-bomb the Olympics by flying a rainbow banner over the games so “the global homosexual movement” would be reminded that “the rainbow belongs to God!”

What the hell is going on? Have we abandoned irony forever, now that the staunch conservatives that saw communism as the be-all, end-all threat to humanity have shuffled into embracing the rather unambiguously creepy Russian leader and the nation’s latest restrictions of human rights—nay, even bragging about their connections to Russian politics? Is there anyone who was alive for even the smallest portion of the Cold War that thought Red Dawnconservatism would move into being pro-Russian-government?

Nope, apparently the hatred of gay Americans is greater than all those old fears of the creeping communist menace. John McCain and other old-schoolers keep trying to get them worked up about Russian plots and dangers and diplomatic machinations, but the social conservatives are too worked up about the Gays and the Muslims and the Obamas to even remember what they were supposed to be worked up about in the before-times. The enemy of my enemy isawesome.

Vladimir Putin, the “defender of Christian civilization.” There’s really no way of making fun of these people anymore, they do it to themselves before you ever get the chance.

Audience Roars In Laughter During Michelle Bachmann’s Debate

Michele Bachmann and a host of other conservatives lie with impunity.  However, last night Bachmann got her just dessert…

Voice 4 America

Republican Michelle Bachmann had the first of three debates against her Democratic challenger Jim Graves earlier this week. One of the statements she made during the debate was, “It’s insulting to say that these are political speech, because that’s one thing I do not do, is political speech”, which caused the audience members to erupt in laughter. Bachmann’s next two debates will be on Nov 1st and 4th.

Here is the full video of the debate.

 

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Intelligence Study Links Low I.Q. To Prejudice, Racism, Conservatism

As I’ve said before in a similar article, this study is not a conclusive statement that all of the above have low I.Q.s…

The Huffington Post

Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the answer to both questions may be a qualified yes.

The study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood.

I.Q., or intelligence quotient, is a score determined by standardized tests, but whether the tests truly reveal intelligence remains a topic of hot debate among psychologists.

Dr. Gordon Hodson, a professor of psychology at the university and the study’s lead author, said the finding represented evidence of a vicious cycle: People of low intelligence gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, which stress resistance to change and, in turn, prejudice, he told LiveScience.

Why might less intelligent people be drawn to conservative ideologies? Because such ideologies feature “structure and order” that make it easier to comprehend a complicated world, Dodson said. “Unfortunately, many of these features can also contribute to prejudice,” he added.

Dr. Brian Nosek, a University of Virginia psychologist, echoed those sentiments.

“Reality is complicated and messy,” he told The Huffington Post in an email. “Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies.”

But Nosek said less intelligent types might be attracted to liberal “simplifying ideologies” as well as conservative ones.

In any case, the study has taken the Internet by storm, with some outspoken liberals saying that it validates their suspicions about conservatives and conservatives arguing that the research has been misinterpreted.

What do you think? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent? Or is this just political opinion masquerading as science?

George Will Calls Trump A ‘Bloviating Ignoramus With A Low IQ,’ Trump Then Fires Back

When I saw George Will’s comments via MSNBC this morning, I laughed and said to myself, Good for George (GOPer)Will.  After all, someone in the Republican party needs to speak out against the incessant birther conspiracy nut, Donald Trump.

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The Republican Inane Clown Posse’s number one performer, Donald Trump, injected life into an otherwise totally bland and monotonous Mitt Romney last week when he publicly threw his weird hair into the VP ring, including throwing a lavish fundraiser in Las Vegas for the presumptive nominee. The Donald may no longer be running for President of the Unites States, but it looks like he’s vehemently running for President of the United News Cycles. Trump is still hurling around ridiculous birther claims despite Obama not only producing his long form birth certificate, but totally destroying Trump comically at last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Romney, who is no stranger to openly embracing the wacko endorsement (see Ted Nugent), left himself opened to criticism from the usual critics on the Democratic side. But apparently Romney’s blithe embrace of the bombastic billionaire and his willingness to use his washed-up celebrity to raise campaign cash is so egregious that it even caught the attention of reliable conservative Republican George Will.

Will, who ordinarily can’t find a Republican he doesn’t love, completely thrashed Trump when he called him a “bloviating ignoramus.”

“I do not understand the cost-benefit here. The costs are clear. The benefits, what voter’s going to vote for him because he’s seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics,” said George Will on ABC This Week(Source: Mediaite)

Perhaps Will is overlooking the fact that two soul-less and morally bankrupt corporate shells who mimic the human form always stick together.

Trump, whose skin is about as thick as whatever the heck that thing on is head is, inevitably fired back at Will’s fairly astute observation of Trump and the Republican party’s continuous plunge into the contaminated waters of the lunatic fringe.

 “George Will may be the dumbest(and most overrated) political commentator of all time. If the Republicans listen to him, they will lose,” said Trump on his Twitteraccount. (Source: Politico)

Regardless of how you feel about George Will, his comments were one hundred percent accurate and if Romney wishes to remain palatable among independents and rank-and-file Republicans, he would immediately sever ties with the Donald. Then again, much like with the Nugent endorsement, Romney shows himself to be a totally inauthentic, power-hungry phony who’s willing to cater to the lowest common denominator if it means more campaign cash or currying more Tea Party support.

Fox News’ racist commenters react to Zimmerman being charged

:::::Ho hum::: same old racist garbage.  I simply like exposing these cretins…

DAILY KOS

So, with the news that Zimmerman will be charged with something in the killing of Trayvon Martin, I thought I’d wander over and take a look at what the calm, rational (HA!) commenters over at Faux Noise had to say about it.  The results were… about what you’d expect.  Clippings below the squiggle.

sierra10
Ni gg ers are taking over.
Buy those guns white America…..and learn how to use them.
The savages are restless.

jmmossen
After the threats by the “New Blaċk Punksters” defense witnesses and jurors might fear retaliation by these Punks (Eric Holders people). He cannot possibly get a fair and impartial trial. The Savages will uprise.

nomorenohow
Is Angela Corey a je -wess or a neg-ress ? I’ll bet the SPLC is dipping their tips in this. What we is fewer heebs and boos on the face of this planet. We need to have a global conference to come up with a plan to reduce our combined heeb/ we-be footprint.

hatelukewarm
The definition of a good gangbanger……..a dead one!  America is better for it.
3 people liked this.

richardsh  
The only thing Zimmerman should be charged with is LITTERING.
3 people liked this.

bluec
I hope Zimmerman flees to Mexico for what these bureaucrats are attempting to do to him. This tossing him to the mob because its easier then dealing with the out of control bl acks is fing cowardly and disgraceful.
4 people liked this.

pantherhunter
First we went to the good trouble to eliminate every single leftist / Obama supporter from our companies, now we are going to have to do the same to bIacks just to make a point … man, you bottom feeding maggots sure are making it hard on yourselves.
Gotta love those right to work states …
2 people liked this.

TONY1954
They can put Zimmerman on trial and they may even convict him, but George has saved countless victims by taking out this animal before he got the chance to hurt anyone else. Plus probably hundreds of victims from the offspring this thug would have more than likely produced with the neigborhood mamas.
2 people liked this

mlmini  
So Dumbo trying to get the bla cks on his side is now going to loose the Latino vote………good going the imposter in chief who has his hands in every aspect of our lives……….good riddence in November
5 people liked this.

stogienavl
THIE WORD POLICE ARE REALLY ON THIS SITE TODAY…I CAN’T GET ANYTHING PRINTED…..I MUST BE A LITTLE RAW WITH MY THOUGHTS TODAY……AND A LITTLE TROUBLED WITH CHARGES BEING BROUGHT ON THIS MATTER…..TRAYVON WAS NOTSHOT IN THE BACK….SO YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT HE WAS SAYIN TO ZIMMERMAN….JUST LISTEN TORAP MUSIC….AND YOU CAN PUT WORDS IN TRAYVON’S MOUTH….

LOL, poor racist can’t get his screeds past the word filter.  You make me want to cry for you, stogie.

imavet2  
Trayvon Martin should be charged with intent to murder George Zimmerman.
4 people liked this.

azdart  
they ought to charge him if anything with littering leaving trash lay at the scene fine him $50.00
2 people liked this.

yvhvhaco
well well well… what in_hell_do we have_here? A racist_federal_buckwheat_kangaroo_court forced_upon_we_the_people in America by_the_POS_buckwheat_in_our_wh_and his_racist_buddy_holder_and_liberal_thug_brothers_the_new_balck_panzy_punks!!! America, justice_just went out_the door!!! Lock_and_load!!! The_party_is_about_begin_again…
4 people liked this.

tica.mcgarity  
It is the O.J. Simpson trial all over again.  Facts do not matter … when the political left smells BL00D.
The race card is the only card that Obummer has left to play.
If it looks like he might not win the next election … look for things to get so bad that martial law is declared … and Obummer is deemed to be re elected…
TEA anyone?
6 people liked this

unjust_era
Don’t just use the word.nig.ger…  You gotta rotate your racial slurs.Coon…porch monkey..gigg-a-boo.  I’ll tel ya, the next time you gunna
say nap py headed.nig.ger., call that spade a jungle bunny instead – Uncle Ruckus from The Boondocks

kittykat17  
Well that makes me hopping mad.  I guess we aren’t supposed to defend
ourselves against punks anymore.
6 people liked this.

vdomkr
Put me on the Jury.  I’ll get revenge for the OJ trial.  No way this guys gets convicted.  If you’re white, you must be right!
6 people liked this.

agbjr
Not surprising considering the media and liberals have already and publicly tried and convicted Zimmerman. All that’s left now is for the B lack Panthers to put on white robes and throw a rope over a tree limb. Of course Eric Holder and the compliant liberal media would somehow justify such an illegal act.
11 people liked this.

iearnmyown
You.niggers thought you had it bad before.  Just wait.  BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
7 people liked this.

gruntworker
Time to disassociate from Blax. We have done everything we can for them since the civil war where we lost almost 600,000 whites fighting on their behalf. They have no appreciation and still hate us. No matter how much we give them, they continue the racist march. Don’t hire them or befriend them…they have proven they cannot be trusted to be intelligent and fair. Blax are only concerned for other Blax…they care nothing about anyone else.
19 people liked this.

paperman1   40 minutes ago
Can’t wait till he is acquitted and the urban apes go on their usual rampage.
9 people liked this.

coolercoleman
If I was on this jury I couldn’t find him guilty just because Al Sharpton and Eric Holder have already convicted him. What the jury will be asked to do is to find this man guilty because of drummed up community outrage by b l a c k racists. He is guilty simply because a b l a c k man was killed, forget about the facts
10 people liked this.

cruciblethorn
Sharpton, Jackson and their “NoLimitNigga” chain gang are racial terr orists. They do nothing but stir up hatred with their race baiting and inflamatory speech. All they do is try to incite violence with their gold tooth rhetoric. But you don’t see the other “NoLimitNiggas” in the WHITE house or the Dept of Injustice arresting these criminals or the DHS investigating them for their terr orist activities. Guess jungle fever is spreading like wildfire now.
6 people liked this.

sierra10  
No more “politically correct”.
They are ni gg ers…always have been…always will be.

Love One
JUSTICEiearnmyown  in reply to Love One
..was served when Trayvon.died.
5 people liked this.

madcapmagician2  
So lets see, your bläck… you are a wanna be thug… you attack someone
and get yourself kìlled and YOU ARE THE HERO / INNOCENT VICTIM …..
you are non-bläck and defend yourself from bodily harm and having your
skull crushed by being slammed into the pavement repeatedly and shòot
and kìll said bläck wanna be thùg YOU ARE THE BAD GUY? …. if people
want to talk about Zimmermans intent, and actions prior to this incident
then lets also look at prior actions of martin… 1) walking around
looking suspicious in a neighborhood that has had a problem…
13 people liked this.

JGBNYC
Travon:
We all appreciate your sacrifice, but someone has to feed the worms and you were chosen.

Mad Rhino
“Special Prosecutor Reportedly Will Charge George Zimmerman in Fatal Shooting of Trayvon Martin”
Translation: In a desperate move to maintain his base in the face of the highest blàck unemployment in recent history, President Obama pressures special prosecutor Angela Corey to charge Zimmerman pander to a ginned-up and ill-informed blàck community.
1 person liked this.

LieutenantSword
BIack people, would you please stop crying and bitching?  It’s getting old.  Time to man up, fellas.  Time to quit acting like a bunch of mouthy ho’s, ladies.  I swear, you’re a bunch of professional victims, and quite frankly, I’m tired of you butchering the English language, dressing like street trash and thinking everyone owes you something.  Grow up, bIack people.  Enough is enough.
11 people liked this

…I’m done.  They’re posting this shit way faster than I can copy it out.  Note that the most racist ones are the ones with the most recs. Just what I’d expect from them.

Pat Robertson Claims Obama is Becoming a Dictator

Another right-wing nut case…

Right Wing Watch

Conservatives just seem to love calling President Obama a dictator, as today on the  700 Club televangelist Pat Robertson repeated his claim that Obama is building a dictatorship. Robertson argued Obama “doesn’t care about the real management of the United States government” but only wants to win re-election and “impose a so-called progressive agenda upon America.” “He wants to take control of every aspect of this nation by the federal government,” Robertson said, “If you want a dictatorship, then that’s the way to get it because he’s giving it to you.”

Watch:

Why The GOP’s Payroll Tax Cut Cave Is An Even Bigger Deal Than You Think

TPMDC

The GOP’s accession to reality on the payroll tax cut is being cast as a key victory for Democrats and President Obama. Republicans caved, the payroll tax will almost certainly be renewed, and the economy won’t take a tough hit just as the recovery’s beginning to accelerate.

But it also reveals a flaw — a potentially huge flaw — in the conservative movement’s generational strategy to roll back the federal safety net.

These might sound like two wildly disparate issues, but they’re actually variations on a years-long theme. And the outcome of the payroll tax debacle bodes poorly for the GOP on the rest of their long-run goals.

Here’s why.

For years and years, conservative elites have rested their hopes of shrinking the federal government, including its most popular programs, on the theory that if they just “starve the beast” — keep taxes low until the budget comes under enough strain that those programs have to be slashed — then Democrats will ultimately fold, rather than touch off a fiscal crisis.

Republicans have scrimmaged with this strategy over the past year. The debt limit fight was premised on the Republicans’ threat that they’d put the country’s creditworthiness at risk to force Democrats to agree to spending cuts. And Democrats basically caved.

Fast forward to the end of 2011, Republicans used the looming expiration of the payroll tax cut to demand further cuts to government services.

“There’s no debate about whether these extensions ought to be paid for,” House Speaker John Boehner said in November.  But of course Republicans ruled out financing the payroll cut with a small tax on millionaires, and demanded they be paid for with spending cuts elsewhere in the budget.

When Democrats resisted, that strategy blew up in his face, the payroll tax cut nearly lapsed, and Republicans took a beating with the public.

So with the payroll tax cut set to lapse once again, the entire GOP leadership has backed off the demand that the policy be offset. Democrats weren’t going to let the GOP set the ground rules for that fight. And instead of entertaining the idea of even a small, temporary tax increase on wealthy people, Republican leaders have agreed to finance the payroll tax cut with yet more debt — over the strong objections of their own members.

Tax cuts, and benefit programs are different beasts, and that’s why Republicans have agreed to isolate the payroll holiday from other expiring provisions. But the key is that when Republicans recognized that the public was wise to them — that their tactics were putting a popular policy in jeopardy — they backed off.

The same dynamics govern the longer fight over programs like Medicare and Social Security. At some point in the months and years ahead, when policymakers are forced to weigh cuts and big reforms to those programs against higher taxes on the wealthy, Republicans will stand to own the consequences, if they push revenues off the table.

What Democrats have to do is remember how they won the fight over the payroll tax cut, and stick to the same playbook.

(Ed. Note: Emphasis are mine)

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Conservatives Plot to Burn, Shred, and Sabotage Scott Walker Recall Effort

The fact that Conservatives always want to play dirty, will be the chief reason for their loss in the upcoming Scott Walker recall…

Mother Jones

This post has been updated. Click here for the latest.

A group of self-identified conservatives say they plan to sabotage the effort to recallWisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker, which begins on Tuesday, by burning and shredding recall petitions they’ve collected and misleading Wisconsinites about the recall process.

These plans, discussed in Facebook posts that were first reported by the blog PolitiScoop, entail posing as recall supporters and gathering signatures, only to later destroy the petitions. They also include telling Wisconsinites that they can only sign one recall petition (which is false—they can sign different petitions as long as they each correspond to a different organization) and directing signature collectors to the homes of registered sex offenders. (Requests for comment were sent to each of the Facebook posters who allowed messages from other users.)

In one post, Will R. Jenkins says, “I’ll be able to destroy 15-20K signatures.” If things go well, he adds, he might even “be able to destroy upwards of 15-20% of the entire collected ballots in the state of Wisconsin”:

Jenkins’ Facebook profile lists his profession as “UNION SLAVE LABORER” at the Kenosha Unified School District, located in southeast Wisconsin. His description reads, “Dealing with white trash, illegal immigrants, and criminal gang black kids isn’t fun and games.” Jenkins’ interests are listed as “Greeting A Liberal,” “Beating A Liberal,” Strangling A Liberal,” Burying a Dead Body,” and “Having a Few Beers.”

Another person posting under the name Terry Dipper quips, “I bet I can heat my house the whole winter with what I collect”:

Poster Matt Wynns in Eagle, Wisconsin, doubles down on the idea of burning recall petitions:

And finally Facebook users Matt Wynns and Terry Dipper discuss telling Wisconsinites that it’s illegal to sign more than one recall petition—a false statement:

(You can read more of these posts at PolitiScoop, which posted nine different screen shots from Facebook.)

Michael Maistelman, a Wisconsin attorney and election law expert who reviewed screenshots of the comments, says the postings could raise serious legal issues if the plan is to tamper with official recall petitions. “If a person fraudulently solicits recall petitions and then destroys those petitions, they will probably go to jail,” Maistelman says. “The law is very clear on this.”

[UDPATE]: Reid Magney, a spokesman from Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board, says destroying or defacing an official recall petition would violate state law. (Here’s the relevant statute.) Such a violation, he adds, would be a class I felony in Wisconsin, which carries a maximum fine of $10,000 and up to three-and-a-half years in jail.

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Oh, You Mean That “Random Person” Sitting Right Next To Me?

Why are Conservatives such liars?  The real issue is that they are so bad at it, so why bother to lie?

Also, why don’t the news people who ask the question(s) call them out on their lies?

Right Wing Watch

Just [Wednesday], the Washington Post noted the bizarre stranglehold that Grover Norquist and his anti-tax zealotry has over Republicans in Congress.

[Yesterday], during his weekly press conference, House Speaker John Boehner was asked by NBC’s Luke Russert what he thought about Norquist’s influence on Republicans, to which Boehner responded with a bizarre dismissal:

BOEHNER: Our focus here is on jobs. We’re doing everything I can to get our economy going, to get people back to work. It’s not often I’m asked about some random person.

RUSSERT: To your conference, is Grover Norquist a random person?

BOEHNER: Listen, our focus is on creating jobs, not talking about somebody’s personality.

Ummm …really? Because the last time we checked, it was rather uncommon for “some random person” to be seated right next to high-ranking GOP leaders like John Boehner:

 

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