Cognitive Dissonance

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I’m very looking forward to a Republican being back in office. When you’re rich, you want a Republican in office.

"Queen of Porn" Jenna Jameson, making perhaps one of the most honest endorsements of Mitt Romney one can make.

Mediaite nails it: “What is particularly strange about a Jameson endorsement of Romney is that earlier this year the Republican candidate officially stated that he believes in ‘strict enforcement of our nation’s obscenity laws, as well as the promotion of parental software controls that guard our children from Internet pornography.’”

Basically, Romney would like to do away with the industry that made Jameson rich. I wonder if she’ll make appearances on his behalf like Kid Rock. 

I just need to quote Shep Smith

Shep Smith: Pimps and prostitutes for Ron Paul, Donald Trump for Mitt Romney, we still don’t know about Shakira and Big Bird but we’ll learn in the next hour.
Judge Napolitano: Isn’t it great being in this business?
Shep Smith: It’s the weirdest election season I’ve ever lived through and I’ve been here for what feels like 130,000.

True story.

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Italian Magazine Discovers Rick Santorum’s Distant Relatives Are ‘Red Communists’

In head-scratching news of the day:

The Rick Santorum presidential bid isn’t going so well, but it probably didn’t need this: a report from the Italian magazine Oggi, as aggregated by the Daily Beast, giving a visit to some confused and somewhat outraged communists in the old country who don’t really understand what their cousin is doing running a socially conservative campaign for leader of the free world.

Santorum has been open about his family fleeing Mussolini in the past, but Oggi notes that a great deal of their apprehension about fascism came from the fact that they were a well-known group of “red communists to the core.”

Mediaite makes an excellent distinction in their commentary: It’s important to use this kind of information as a means of getting to know a candidate or their colorful family history versus an outright attack. It’s tough to imagine Santorum warmly embracing this side of his family or their immigration story, though. Perhaps he could make an offering in the form of a sweater vest?

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This “Anti-Sodomy Crusade” truck is parked at the auto repair/salvage yard about three blocks from my house. Its homemade sleeper cab lists the horrible ills our society faces, including abortion, “mass illegal immigration = forced hemispheric unification, aborti-facient ‘birth control’, euthenasia, organ-snatching death redefined, disaster-‘relief’-related GENOCIDE, and embronic s.r.” I’m not sure who “they” is in the whole “They Shall Reign” on the back, but I have a feeling it’s this person’s version of God.

Well, Mr. Funkiller, your truck is broken down. Where is your God now?!

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Stephen Colbert loses treasurer to Rick Perry

No joke: Presidential candidate Rick Perry and comedian Stephen Colbert, who last week barraged Iowa voters with advertisements urging voters to support “Rick Parry,” shared the same political committee treasurer – until they didn’t.

Salvatore Purpura, who has represented numerous political committees as treasurer over the years, told POLITICO that he resigned on Thursday as treasurer of Colbert’s super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow.

Then, on Monday, Perry - not Parry - formally filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission listing Purpura has his campaign treasurer.  ”Obviously, there was a potential conflict of interest,” Purpura said. “I told [Colbert lawyer] Trevor [Potter] on Thursday I would not be able to be treasurer anymore.” Colbert, in an email to POLITICO, praised Purpura’s service.

Uh… that’s cool and all, but can I say, you couldn’t pay me enough to leave a job with Stephen Colbert. And Rick Perry? Well, I guess if you’re a Republican, Perry’s the flavor of the moment in what’s essentially a carton of Neapolitan ice cream. But familiarize yourself with his origin:

"He’s not George Bush on steroids. Rick Perry is what happens if Lex Luthor distilled down George Bush essence in a laboratory, and crossed it with gunpowder and semen from the finest thoroughbred in Lubbock, and then strapped that concoction onto a nuclear missile, and shot it into the fucking sun. And then waited, waited, waited, until one day, on the anniversary of the Alamo, a solar flare yadda yadda yadda RICK PERRY." — Jon Stewart

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Gawker is just as confused as I am on this:

Former vice presidential candidate and reality television star Sarah Palin has remained quiet over the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. But she may have just made a statement… by re-Tweeting a conservative lesbian’s columnist’s Tweet about ‘homos.’
Around 10 p.m. Eastern time on Monday night, conservative pundit Tammy Bruce Tweeted about the recent repeal of the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. The idea being, one imagines, that those who are most vocally anti-gay are the people who are most likely to be gay themselves, or at least to have, like, gay stuff “under their bed.” Not the most original observation in the world, not—but look who apparently agrees with it!
That’s a screenshot of Sarah Palin’s Twitter, showing her re-Tweet of Bruce’s original Tweet. How, well, odd! For one thing, a major political figure should probably not be using the word “homos,” or quoting its use, even in a vaguely pro-gay rights context. Not even Sarah Palin, who owns Alaska! But also… why is she re-Tweeting this, of all things?

Gawker points out that Palin has never been entirely homophobic, especially in the context of her own party. Hmmmmm…. is Palin turning a corner in favor of gay rights here? Tammy Bruce thinks so. Bruce writes that she’s a “gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, Tea Party Independent Conservative.” I kind of want to have dinner with her after this tweet:

Gawker is just as confused as I am on this:

Former vice presidential candidate and reality television star Sarah Palin has remained quiet over the recent repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. But she may have just made a statement… by re-Tweeting a conservative lesbian’s columnist’s Tweet about ‘homos.’

Around 10 p.m. Eastern time on Monday night, conservative pundit Tammy Bruce Tweeted about the recent repeal of the military’s discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. The idea being, one imagines, that those who are most vocally anti-gay are the people who are most likely to be gay themselves, or at least to have, like, gay stuff “under their bed.” Not the most original observation in the world, not—but look who apparently agrees with it!

That’s a screenshot of Sarah Palin’s Twitter, showing her re-Tweet of Bruce’s original Tweet. How, well, odd! For one thing, a major political figure should probably not be using the word “homos,” or quoting its use, even in a vaguely pro-gay rights context. Not even Sarah Palin, who owns Alaska! But also… why is she re-Tweeting this, of all things?

Gawker points out that Palin has never been entirely homophobic, especially in the context of her own party. Hmmmmm…. is Palin turning a corner in favor of gay rights here? Tammy Bruce thinks so. Bruce writes that she’s a “gay, pro-choice, gun owning, pro-death penalty, Tea Party Independent Conservative.” I kind of want to have dinner with her after this tweet:

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