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American Hatred

A Reddit user has posted a pretty amazing picture which he or she has entitled, simply, “Hatred.” The picture is of a truck which boasts, not one, but 18 of the most offensive, anti-Muslim bumper stickers you’re gonna see. Clearly calling Muslims “disgusting maggots” makes this driver feel like a tough guy. However, he’s driving a Ford F-150 and, as Howie Long, manliest man ever will tell you, that means he’s a total girlie man.


RW media may not believe climate change is real. But sure looks like Shell believes it. Smoking gun.

Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

A paper used for guiding future business planning at the Anglo-Dutch multinational assumes that carbon dioxide emissions will fail to limit temperature increases to 2C, the internationally agreed threshold to prevent widespread flooding, famine and desertification.

Instead, the New Lens Scenarios document refers to a forecast by the independent International Energy Agency (IEA) that points to a temperature rise of up to 4C in the short term, rising later to 6C.

The revelations come ahead of the annual general meeting of Shell shareholders in the Netherlands on Tuesday, where the group has accepted a shareholder resolution demanding more transparency about the group’s impact on climate change.



omg, Ann


Ann RomneyVerified account
Loved being part of Mitt's posse tonight.


“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”:
FDR’s First Inaugural Address

Mostly, I remember "that smirk" as he mocked us for being on the side of caution or even, peace.

Bush pressures Hill Democrats over Iraq vote
September 14, 2002

WASHINGTON - With rising international support for confronting Iraq, President Bush ratcheted up pressure on Congress yesterday, mocking Democrats who want to delay a vote on authorizing force until the United Nations acts.

"Democrats waiting for the U.N. to act?" a chuckling Bush said. "Seems like, to me, that if you're representing the United States, you ought to be making decisions based on what's best for the United States.

"If I were running for office,"
he added, "I'm not sure how I would explain to the American people. You know, 'Vote for me, and oh, by the way, on a matter of national security, I'm going to wait for somebody else to act.'"


NSA Whistleblower William Binney: Seeking Blackmail Power, U.S. Officials Enabled 9/11


The 31-year National Security Agency veteran blew the whistle when he realized technology that he had developed to protect Americans was being used to spy on them. In a wide-ranging, 45-minute discussion, he and Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer discuss who's responsible for the surveillance program, how authorities' desire for blackmail power through mass spying was a factor in their failure to stop the 9/11 attacks, and more.

audio (had to share):

Everyone paying attention after 9/11 - Knew

He Is Heavy. He’s My Brother.

by Maureen Dowd (tee hee hee...)

WASHINGTON — IT isn’t about what we know now.

It’s about what we knew then.

It is simply not true, as Republican presidential aspirant Scott Walker said on Friday, that “any president would have likely taken the same action Bush did with the information he had.”

That’s not giving enough credit to W. and his frothing band of Reservoir Dogs.

Everyone paying attention after 9/11 knew that the Bush crew had crudely and cynically switched villains, diverting America’s fury and fear from Osama, whose address was unknown, to Saddam, a reliable Bush family punching bag. They used patriotism like brass knuckles.

more Maureen:

Awkward white man Louis C.K. forced to talk like a black woman for 5 years in hilarious SNL skit

“Why you frontin’ on me? I ain’t talking like you, I’m talkin’ like me” a panicky C.K. replies, after previously admitting to his co-workers he needs his job badly after being out of work for five years.

C.K. is forced to keep up the ruse (more “frontin'”) for five years and — as with all things Louis C.K. — it is both funny and painful to watch.

Watch the video below from Saturday Night Live:


GOP PACs are inhabiting liberal roles on social media-duping lefties into sharing anti-Hillary memes

It takes a criminal mind

It seems Republican PACs are making a concerted effort to "inhabit the liberal role" on social media and dupe lefties into sharing anti-Hillary Clinton memes. Bill McKibben (350.org), the A.F.L.-C.I.O., and others have fallen prey to the tactic:

For months now, America Rising has sent out a steady stream of posts on social media attacking Mrs. Clinton, some of them specifically designed to be spotted, and shared, by liberals. The posts highlight critiques of her connections to Wall Street and the Clinton Foundation and feature images of Democrats like Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, interspersed with cartoon characters and pictures of Kevin Spacey, who plays the villain in “House of Cards.” And as they are read and shared, an anti-Clinton narrative is reinforced.

America Rising is not the only conservative group attacking Mrs. Clinton from the left. Another is American Crossroads, the group started by Karl Rove, which has been sending out its own digital content, including one ad using a speech Ms. Warren gave at the New Populism Conference in Washington last May.

The Times continues, "Conservative strategists and operatives say they are simply filling a vacuum on the far left ..." Out of the goodness of their hearts.

Ken Goldstein, a professor specializing in political advertising at the University of San Francisco, explains that this effort shows Republican strategists are "thinking a couple steps ahead.” Steven Law, president of American Crossroads, says the goal is to erode support for the Democrats' presumptive 2016 presidential candidate among base voters:

“It can diminish enthusiasm for Hillary among the base over time,” he said. “And if you diminish enthusiasm, lukewarm support can translate into lackluster fund-raising and perhaps diminished turnout down the road.”



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