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See this comic book cover? It’s the first issue with Batman villain Bane. It’s from 1993. No big deal, right?
Wrong. If you’re El Rushbo, and your ratings have dipped, IT’S A GODDAMN CONSPIRACY FACTORY! Seriously. Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say:

Have you heard this new movie, the Batman movie, what is it, The Dark Knight Lights Up or whatever the name is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises. Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The Dark Knight Rises is named Bane, B-a-n-e. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bain?


Or maybe so. This one is just as ridiculous as the bithers. Maybe even more so — so now, super-villain evil genius time-traveler Kenyan Muslim usurper Barack Obama is now a comic book author and illustrator? All this about a guy the right-wing bitches is completely ineffective and can’t get anything done. Let me just say, for someone who can’t accomplish anything, Obama’s accomplished a lot. Gawker breaks it down:

Obviously, Limbaugh deserves to be commended for his groundbreaking work uncovering how in 1993, Obama convinced comic writer Chuck Dixon to create a super-villain named Bane, knowing that two decades later he would be locked in a close presidential election campaign with the obscure son of a moderate Republican governor, at the time making gobs of money in Boston.

Obviously. And I guarantee, there’s at least one dude swearing at work that the new Batman movie is Obama propaganda. 
Is Rush even trying any longer?

See this comic book cover? It’s the first issue with Batman villain Bane. It’s from 1993. No big deal, right?

Wrong. If you’re El Rushbo, and your ratings have dipped, IT’S A GODDAMN CONSPIRACY FACTORY! Seriously. Here’s what Rush Limbaugh had to say:

Have you heard this new movie, the Batman movie, what is it, The Dark Knight Lights Up or whatever the name is. That’s right, Dark Knight Rises. Lights Up, same thing. Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The Dark Knight Rises is named Bane, B-a-n-e. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which there’s now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release date’s been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bain?

Or maybe so. This one is just as ridiculous as the bithers. Maybe even more so — so now, super-villain evil genius time-traveler Kenyan Muslim usurper Barack Obama is now a comic book author and illustrator? All this about a guy the right-wing bitches is completely ineffective and can’t get anything done. Let me just say, for someone who can’t accomplish anything, Obama’s accomplished a lot. Gawker breaks it down:

Obviously, Limbaugh deserves to be commended for his groundbreaking work uncovering how in 1993, Obama convinced comic writer Chuck Dixon to create a super-villain named Bane, knowing that two decades later he would be locked in a close presidential election campaign with the obscure son of a moderate Republican governor, at the time making gobs of money in Boston.

Obviously. And I guarantee, there’s at least one dude swearing at work that the new Batman movie is Obama propaganda. 

Is Rush even trying any longer?

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We sat four rows back, stage right. Wished I hadn’t, as her profile was a little distracting at times. Her clothes were formfitting to a real slender frame, consisting of a white clingy top and black tight bottoms. Coulter was fit, not thin. She didn’t flick her hair as much as she does on TV; that must be a nervous tick from the cameras glare.

I worried that the five young women sitting behind us would become unruly, based on their comments during the wait. Ms. Coulter either converted them, or they were talking “smack”; I think that’s the ‘hood term. I had time to consider a strategy, but nothing profound came to mind, other than peeing on them. Figured that would get me a charge of exposure, or child-whatever, so I dropped that idea.

Skip Eshelman reminiscing about Ann Coulter’s visit in Liberty’s Torch, the newest addition to Wyoming’s press.

I’m a little disturbed by his description of Coulter - It’s ready made for the men’s version of Harlequin Romance. However, I’m more disturbed by his venture into racistville with the comment regarding peeing on the girls using a “‘hood term.”

I know the girls he’s referencing with his bizarre statement about how he was considering “peeing on” them. Apparently, this older guy sitting in front of them kept talking about “hood speak” and how if “those people” couldn’t control themselves, they shouldn’t be allowed in school. I just messaged his pic from the paper to one of the girls. She said it was him. 

You know, I’d say “Get the fuck out of my state” like so many conservatives have said to me, but I’d really like Skip to stay. He makes our liberal causes so much easier to pursue when his idea of a “profound strategy” is literally peeing on women he believes to be liberal. Love how the potential charges are the only thing that kept him from doing it… he’ll claim he’s joking, I know, but reading the whole thing makes me wonder if he’s not.

So please, Skip. Do stay.

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In 2009, the pop star Rihanna told ABC anchor Diane Sawyer she finally broke it off with her violent pop-star boyfriend Chris Brown. For the children, of course. “When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part. I couldn’t be responsible.” … There simply aren’t enough people questioning why Rihanna has repeatedly put out a string of please-hurt-me songs over the last two years, two years since she left the violent embrace of Chris Brown and she still so clearly expresses a desire to be beaten.

Last year, Rihanna also sang in “Rude Boy” that she likes the way “you pull my hair.” Big deal, you say? Then try last summer’s duet with the rapper Eminem called “Love The Way You Lie.” … These songs are not a pose – or it’s all part of a long-running publicity stunt to spur bad-girl “buzz.” In March, she told Rolling Stone magazine “I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned – you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I’d rather have him use his hands.” …

Whether her affinity for violence is reality or fakery is irrelevant to me. Either way it’s a grotesque violation of her womanhood. And for that, she is given star treatment. For that, she is surrounded by all the trappings of fame and fortune.

What was that about her selfish decision possibly resulting in some young girl getting killed, again?

L. Brent Bozell III, "Exploiting Domestic Violence?"

Really? If Mr. Bozell here thinks songs reflect reality, perhaps Johnny Cash should not have been lauded by then-President George W. Bush. Instead, Cash should have been investigated for shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die and busting a chair right across his dad’s teeth, then drawing a gun on his own father for naming him Sue. Right?

Also, Bozell is confusing consensual BDSM between consenting adults with domestic violence. Spankings are not equal to a beating that leaves lumps on an individual’s forehead, and splits open the person’s lip. And how is understanding her own sexual likes and dislikes “an affinity for violence” and “a grotesque violation of her womanhood”?

Fine, okay - for all we know, it’s just something she says to sell her music. But does this mean women who engage in BDSM desire to be beaten viciously in a parked car? No. Partners who practice BDSM typically discuss limits and have safe words. This is part of mutual consent. Domestic violence is completely different. Desiring to be spanked is not desiring to be beaten. End of story.

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Speaking of Matt Bors, here’s one of his latest editorial cartoons I love so hard. Superman renouced his American citizenship, but remember, the dude came here illegally from Krypton anyhow. I don’t know why the Teabaggers have their knickers in a twist. HOW DARE SOMEONE NOT WANT TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD?!
No. Seriously. They’re collectively losing their goddamn minds. Check out BigGovernment contributor Robert Bidinotto’s take:

Consider the same Culturati’s vicious gang assault on the “Atlas Shrugged” movie, their collateral smears of Ayn Rand and her ideas - and their undisguised repudiation of the American individualist values that film champions. It will be even harder for them to disguise their true motives when (not “if”) they defend the latest outrage against a symbolic American icon.
I’m referring to the fact that the Politically Correct heirs to the DC Comics “Superman” franchise have decided to transform the caped champion of “truth, justice, and the American way” into an unAmerican citizen of the planet. Believe it or not, “Superman” is now renouncing his American citizenship… No, we can’t have American kids growing up to believe in, well, America anymore. America, and what it uniquely represents, just isn’t “enough.” Instead, our children must be taught to think of themselves as citizens of the world, holding their primary allegiance to the United Nations - not to the United States. Name me one other place on the planet where contempt for one’s own nation is celebrated as the hallmark of moral virtue and intellectual sophistication.
This is not the first time that comic-book writers have, symbolically, renounced their allegiance to America. A while back, they obliterated “Captain America,” temporarily morphing him into the unAmerican “Nomad” before returning him to his old identity (only after the writers scored their anti-U.S.-government political points).
And lest you dismiss this as much ado about nothing, understand that comic-book heroes are pure, idealized embodiments of a society’s dominant values. Their stories are overt manifestations of our reigning cultural Narratives, which I’ve discussed previously. Simply put, many of those now writing comic books for kids hate the American individualist Narrative.

I figured they’d be thrilled about a literal illegal alien not looking for amnesty by pretending to be an American, but whatever.

Speaking of Matt Bors, here’s one of his latest editorial cartoons I love so hard. Superman renouced his American citizenship, but remember, the dude came here illegally from Krypton anyhow. I don’t know why the Teabaggers have their knickers in a twist. HOW DARE SOMEONE NOT WANT TO BE A CITIZEN OF THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WHOLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD?!

No. Seriously. They’re collectively losing their goddamn minds. Check out BigGovernment contributor Robert Bidinotto’s take:

Consider the same Culturati’s vicious gang assault on the “Atlas Shrugged” movie, their collateral smears of Ayn Rand and her ideas - and their undisguised repudiation of the American individualist values that film champions. It will be even harder for them to disguise their true motives when (not “if”) they defend the latest outrage against a symbolic American icon.

I’m referring to the fact that the Politically Correct heirs to the DC Comics “Superman” franchise have decided to transform the caped champion of “truth, justice, and the American way” into an unAmerican citizen of the planet. Believe it or not, “Superman” is now renouncing his American citizenship… No, we can’t have American kids growing up to believe in, well, America anymore. America, and what it uniquely represents, just isn’t “enough.” Instead, our children must be taught to think of themselves as citizens of the world, holding their primary allegiance to the United Nations - not to the United States. Name me one other place on the planet where contempt for one’s own nation is celebrated as the hallmark of moral virtue and intellectual sophistication.

This is not the first time that comic-book writers have, symbolically, renounced their allegiance to America. A while back, they obliterated “Captain America,” temporarily morphing him into the unAmerican “Nomad” before returning him to his old identity (only after the writers scored their anti-U.S.-government political points).

And lest you dismiss this as much ado about nothing, understand that comic-book heroes are pure, idealized embodiments of a society’s dominant values. Their stories are overt manifestations of our reigning cultural Narratives, which I’ve discussed previously. Simply put, many of those now writing comic books for kids hate the American individualist Narrative.

I figured they’d be thrilled about a literal illegal alien not looking for amnesty by pretending to be an American, but whatever.

(Source: mattbors.com)

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supersoygrrrl:

stfuconservatives:

taniada:

sarvanattar:

freshfeminism:

evilteabagger:

Irony. You’re doing it right.

Yeah, there’s a difference between CLIMATE and WEATHER. 

^ This. And this.

I’ll just leave this here.

This is like saying, “World hunger doesn’t exist; I’m full right now!”

This one time it got cold! So I told a liberal YOUR THEORY INVOLVING THE WORD ‘WARMING’ IS TOTALLY FALSE! And then I sat back and put my smug hat on for I had won. 
Dude, I tell the internet all the time, my uncles done work for NASA. He tells us all the time how you can see evidence of climate change from outer fucking space. He also designed a telescope for Harvard. While you have a blog on the internet with the sole point of spouting off uncited crap about how liberals are wrong about everything because you believe everything FOX News tells you. I can’t even on this one. 

In Buffalo, Wyoming, on Christmas Day this year, it was 45 degrees. This is 10 degrees above normal.
In Laramie, Wyoming, we hit 64 degrees on November 5th - 19 degrees above normal. By your logic, these above normal temperatures prove the existence of global warming. 

I even have a chart. See the red line on the temperature chart? That’s temperature. It’s consistently hitting above the blue line. That’s normal temperature. Therefore, by your standards of scientific proof, I am right and you’re wrong.
You may kiss the ring.

supersoygrrrl:

stfuconservatives:

taniada:

sarvanattar:

freshfeminism:

evilteabagger:

Irony. You’re doing it right.

Yeah, there’s a difference between CLIMATE and WEATHER. 

^ This. And this.

I’ll just leave this here.

This is like saying, “World hunger doesn’t exist; I’m full right now!”

This one time it got cold! So I told a liberal YOUR THEORY INVOLVING THE WORD ‘WARMING’ IS TOTALLY FALSE! And then I sat back and put my smug hat on for I had won. 

Dude, I tell the internet all the time, my uncles done work for NASA. He tells us all the time how you can see evidence of climate change from outer fucking space. He also designed a telescope for Harvard. While you have a blog on the internet with the sole point of spouting off uncited crap about how liberals are wrong about everything because you believe everything FOX News tells you. I can’t even on this one. 

In Buffalo, Wyoming, on Christmas Day this year, it was 45 degrees. This is 10 degrees above normal.

In Laramie, Wyoming, we hit 64 degrees on November 5th - 19 degrees above normal. By your logic, these above normal temperatures prove the existence of global warming. 

I even have a chart. See the red line on the temperature chart? That’s temperature. It’s consistently hitting above the blue line. That’s normal temperature. Therefore, by your standards of scientific proof, I am right and you’re wrong.

You may kiss the ring.

(Source: antigovernmentextremist, via hissingbooth)

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Religious Right Lays Out Plan to Punish Senators Who Voted for DADT Repeal

The fight will never be over as long as religious bigotry exists. The proposed “punishment” includes a plan to:

[P]ush for state-based legislation barring gays from serving in the National Guard and pressuring House members to defund the implementation of the DADT repeal while seeking elected members of Congress to vote to reinstate the law.

As Mat Staver of The Liberty Council (God, do they pick ironic names or what?) explains:

I believe that we can move forward to actually reinstate this law - I think we have enough votes in the House; we probably don’t have enough votes in the Senate obviously, but we need to move forward in 2011 and 2012 to make sure that we do have enough votes so that we can protect our men and women and our national security, put that at highest regard and not the homosexual agenda as this Congress and this President has done.

He’s also promising to mobilize a bunch of faith-based organizations like the Family Resource Council against elected officials who choose not to bend to the will of the religious right.

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Palin "fires back" on Facebook

nearfantastica:

militantagnostic:

Palin responds to her “our ally North Korea” gaffe. Does she: A) apologize for the mix up? B) point out that it was obvious what she really meant, or C) post a list of every gaffe or slip of the tongue Obama’s ever made

 I just hate her so much. And this lady thinks she’s qualified to run the U.S.

Sarah Palin never left high school. Seriously. This is how she deals with her mistakes, by being a catty, bitchy mean girl and saying, “Yeah, but that kid, you know, the one that’s a foreigner, said way worse things than me. He’s such a loser.”

I bet she thinks 2012 is all about class president and boy, she’ll be pissed if China and Russia exclude her from the lunch table at the UN because she’s so annoying. “BUT I’M AMERICA! I’M EXCEPTIONAL! YOU CAN’T DO THIS WAAHHH!” It’ll never sink in that president is a bigger deal than head cheerleader.

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Keith Olbermann Hoax: Did Tucker Carlson Pose as Olbermann in Emails?

stfuteabaggers:

helstone:

Keith Olbermann Hoax: Did Tucker Carlson Pose as Olbermann in Emails?

On Tuesday afternoon, a set of emails surfaced on the Philadelphia news site Phawker. Phawker said that the emails showed the “100% for real” correspondence between Olbermann and…

This is serious dick behavior…

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From TPM:

Hell hath no fury like a conservative scorned.

The Daily Caller reports what they call the “wonkiest, nerdiest Internet revenge ever.” Allow us to add “social conservative-iest” to that list of adjectives.

Todd Seavey and Helen Rittelmeyer, contributors to “Proud To Be Right,” a collection of essays written by “voices of the next conservative generation” and edited by Jonah Goldberg, appeared at a panel promoting the book this weekend. They sat next to each other, and Seavey’s critique of Rittelmeyer’s political philosophy turned into Seavey basically calling Rittelmeyer a two-timing cheat.

"It might come as a surprise to some of you that we dated for two years," Seavey said. "[Not because] we have ideological differences, but because there are probably some people in this room who also dated Helen during those two years, given how tumultuous it got."

Rittelmeyer tries her best to keep her cool as Seavey just unloads on her. There’s not much else to really say about this, except that once you start watching, you’ll have a hard time looking away.

The weirdness starts at 3:30.

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That wave of anger began with the parallel 2008 cataclysms of the economy’s collapse and Barack Obama’s ascension. The mood has not subsided since. But in the final stretch of 2010, the radical right’s anger is becoming less focused, more free-floating — more likely to be aimed at “government” in general, whatever the location or officials in charge. The anger is also more likely to claim minorities like gays, Latinos and Muslims as collateral damage. This is a significant and understandable shift, if hardly a salutary one. The mad-as-hell crowd in America, still not seeing any solid economic recovery on the horizon, will lash out at any convenient scapegoat.
Frank Rich, "The Rage Won’t End On Election Day" New York Times, Oct. 16th, 2010

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Things that exist: Movie Mom reviews Twilight

Part of the appeal of the story is an almost-Victorian sense of repression, sacrifice, and longing, all so sincerely depicted it just might single-handedly bring back the swoon. Young girls can enjoy this story because of Bella’s sense of power — loving her so devotedly all but un-mans a creature designed to be “the world’s most dangerous predator.” Edward has the attributes of the adolescent ideal for romance since before the days of “Romeo and Juliet,” “Wuthering Heights” and “Titanic” — unconditional love, parental disapproval, and ultimate impossibility.

This whole review makes me want to sin. A lot. Thanks, Movie Mom!

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