I’m writing for tomorrow, day 144. I’m still quite tired after my prison trip and busy day yesterday, so I’m relaxing today and cooking a cross rib roast, before the heat sets in. I thought I had PT tomorrow, but I was mistaken. It’s not until next week.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:37 (average 6:26). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Crooks and Liars: Shameless Sean is at it again. In these days of stress before the November midterms, he’s ramped up the hate and the tea party rhetoric to a dull roar. But you know what you can’t hear over the din? Sean’s voice telling viewers that he has a business relationship with folks he’s interviewing on his television show.
You may recall that Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing radio hosts (like Mark Levin) are beneficiaries of wingnut welfare. Organizations like FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, and the Tea Party Patriots prop up Hannity et al in order to keep the messaging machine fed with plenty of fresh hate.
So be it. The problem is, you don’t get to receive wingnut welfare on the radio side and then interview your benefactor on the cable side without some disclosure of the business relationship, which Hannity ‘forgot’ to do, thereby making (even bigger) liars of Fox News…
Barf Bag Alert!!!
Making bigger liars of Faux Noise is like making infinity further away. This is Republican Propaganda at it’s worth, paid for by the 0.1%
From AlterNet: A Republican state senator in Georgia sparked a dispute with a pastor in his district after complaining about early voting being implemented in a predominantly African-American neighborhood, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters,” state Sen. Fran Millar (R) wrote on his Facebook page. [GOPig delinked] “If you don’t believe this is an efort [sic] to maximize Democratic votes pure and simple, then you are not a realist. This is a partisan stunt and I hope it can be stopped.”
The exact opposite is true. This Republican wants to make it more difficult for informed voters to get to the polls, because they will vote against his party. Disenfranchising voters is the partisan stunt! Get out the vote!!
From Right Wing Watch: One of the very first posts we ever wrote about the American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer highlighted a column he wrote calling for Muslims to be banned from serving in the military. That was nearly five years ago and now Fischer is finally getting around to calling for atheists to be banned from serving in the U.S. armed forces as well.
Responding to a situation [pseudo-Christian delinked] in which an airman was denied his request to re-enlist in the Air Force because he refuses to take an oath containing the phrase "so help me God," Fischer asserts [pseudo-Christian delinked] that atheists should be prohibited from serving in all braches of the military because "there is no place in the United States military for those who do not believe in the Creator who is the source of every single one of our fundamental human and civil rights"…
If only Christians get to serve in the military, then Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christians need not apply.