Cognitive Dissonance

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(h/t to Angry Black Lady)
See this girl? Her name is Lauren Pierce.

She’s president of the UT College Republicans in Austin, Texas. She wants to remind y’all that you shouldn’t shoot the president because if you do, then he won’t be the WORST president EVER! Lulz!
Yeah, seriously.
From ABC News:

Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”
At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.
Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” ‘Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”’
"Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way," said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.
"I don’t really see anything wrong with it," Wright added. "It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?"

Um, no.

So I’m going to make y’all a deal, College Republicans. And by College Republicans, I mean all of you across the country. How about you stop posting the picture of the supposed OWS protester pooping on the cop car, and painting Occupy Wall Street with that broad brush, and I won’t claim the only thing stopping College Republicans from assassinating the president is that he needs to go down in history as the WORST president EVER, mmkay?
Oh, and acting like you need to remind people to not shoot the president isn’t a “positive statement.” It’s a wink and a nod to those tempted. “Like, OMG, I so get it! I totes get why you wanna do it! I mean you shouldn’t, y’know, but COME ON?! Who HASN’T thought about it, amirite?!”</sarcasm>

(h/t to Angry Black Lady)

See this girl? Her name is Lauren Pierce.

She’s president of the UT College Republicans in Austin, Texas. She wants to remind y’all that you shouldn’t shoot the president because if you do, then he won’t be the WORST president EVER! Lulz!

Yeah, seriously.

From ABC News:

Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.

Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” ‘Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”’

"Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way," said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

"I don’t really see anything wrong with it," Wright added. "It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?"

Um, no.

So I’m going to make y’all a deal, College Republicans. And by College Republicans, I mean all of you across the country. How about you stop posting the picture of the supposed OWS protester pooping on the cop car, and painting Occupy Wall Street with that broad brush, and I won’t claim the only thing stopping College Republicans from assassinating the president is that he needs to go down in history as the WORST president EVER, mmkay?

Oh, and acting like you need to remind people to not shoot the president isn’t a “positive statement.” It’s a wink and a nod to those tempted. “Like, OMG, I so get it! I totes get why you wanna do it! I mean you shouldn’t, y’know, but COME ON?! Who HASN’T thought about it, amirite?!”</sarcasm>

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The Heat Index is a government conspiracy, at least according to El Rushbo:

And they’re playing games with us on this heat wave again. Even Drudge. Drudge getting sucked in here. Gonna be 116 in Washington. No it’s not. It’s going to be like 100, maybe 99. The heat index manufactured by the government to tell you what it feels like when you add the humidity in there, 116. When’s the last time the heat index was reported as an actual temperature. It hasn’t been, but it looks like they’re trying to get away with doing that now. 116.

So it’s not really as hot as you think it is, wimps. Just turn up the AC in your penthouse! That’s what I do! These 22 people that have died thus far are faking it. Or maybe Obama had something to do with it, just to cover up his lies!

Seriously folks, it’s wicked hot. Here’s tips on staying cool from the NYC Office of Emergency Management. And here’s how to stay cool without air conditioning - it even has a method for MacGuyvring a pseudo air conditioner!

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Well, I’ve been visiting all the primary states, and I’ve been talking to people, and people all over the place are asking me, why, in Barack Obama’s America, someone who murders a baby who happens to be white doesn’t get punished.

Update - Okay, this is Salon right fucking now:

We got trolled, kids. Quote isn’t real, but damn if it doesn’t sound like something she’d say, huh?

Michele Bachmann to Sean Hannity on the Casey Anthony verdict 

I honestly thought this quote was fake at first. Like, I just, what even is this.  (via la-frida-phile)

Wait… she’s blaming Obama for the Casey Anthony verdict?!??!

(via squee-gee)

I’ll tell you how, Michele. It happens when the prosecution’s entire case hinges on hearsay, circumstantial evidence and testimony like “Well, she wasn’t distraught when i saw her this one time…”. I don’t know if she did it or not, but the Obama administration has like, ZERO to do with it. It was because of lousy investigation work, lack of physical evidence, and shoddy case building. In other words, Michele, THE SYSTEM WORKED EXACTLY AS IT WAS DESIGNED TO DO. Shut up.

(via the-madame-hatter)

“who happens to be white”

I guess basically she’s saying that in Obama’s America, the courts don’t care if white children are murdered. So because we’ve elected our first black president, centuries of culturalization have been reversed and we’re now living in a black supremacist society.

This must be that primo fair-and-balanced anti-mainstream shit that brings in the big bucks for Fox.

(via grumbelina)

SERIOUSLY?! What the fuck goes through her head?! I imagine it goes somethig like this: “YOU GUISE! THE GUBMINT CAN’T DO ANYTHING RIGHT EXCEPT GET AN UNAMERICAN COMMUNIST NAZI MARXIST ELITIST MUSLIM ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT ELECTED WITH THE POWER TO INFILTRATE A FLORIDA JURY IN ONE MURDER CASE!”

I’m pretty sure no one has asked her this question. [I guess I’m probably right there.] I’m also pretty sure this dog-whistling racist thinks in all caps, too. [I stand by that statement.]

(Source: fridaphile, via continentalfuckfest)

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Overhyped reality neutron starlet Bristol Palin continues to grift across the country shilling her new book about doing whippets on the backs of snowmobiles as a toddler growing up in Alaska, so we know at least one person in America still has a job. Oh look, and she has appeared on Sean Hannity&#8217;s Fox News show because her mother works there! We imagine several hundred young ladies will be very excited to get Bristol Palin&#8217;s book for Christmas this year from those same creepy Hannity-fan uncles who obsessively forward Tea Party emails to the rest of the family&#8230;
Bristol dodges the only question anyone could possibly &#8220;care&#8221; about, which is &#8220;will your mindless grifter mother ever end our hollow agony and tell us whether she is running?&#8221; The answer is, probably she will say something in 2026. Until then, buy their family&#8217;s books.

Hilarity! By the way, the Palins quit the Mall of America book signing for Bristol halfway through. Total shock, right?

Overhyped reality neutron starlet Bristol Palin continues to grift across the country shilling her new book about doing whippets on the backs of snowmobiles as a toddler growing up in Alaska, so we know at least one person in America still has a job. Oh look, and she has appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show because her mother works there! We imagine several hundred young ladies will be very excited to get Bristol Palin’s book for Christmas this year from those same creepy Hannity-fan uncles who obsessively forward Tea Party emails to the rest of the family…

Bristol dodges the only question anyone could possibly “care” about, which is “will your mindless grifter mother ever end our hollow agony and tell us whether she is running?” The answer is, probably she will say something in 2026. Until then, buy their family’s books.

Hilarity! By the way, the Palins quit the Mall of America book signing for Bristol halfway through. Total shock, right?

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She’s the right person at this time. If you look back at Churchill’s time, in 1938 Churchill was unelectable, in 1940 he was indispensable. I can’t see her sitting this one out. The stakes are too high. It goes back to 1940. Can you see Churchill sitting it out? It’s unthinkable. Can you see George Washington in 1776 sitting it out? Unthinkable. He wanted to be back on his farm but they said we need you to be president of the republic.

Peter Singleton, Sarah Palin’s right-hand man in Iowa, predicting she’ll run and dashing it with grandiosity.

George Washington and Winston Churchill? Really?!

(Source: mediaite.com)

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Through the magic of photoshop, Princess Diana walks among the living for her 50th birthday.
From Mediaite:

In honor of Princess Diana&#8217;s would-be 50th birthday (if not for, you know, her death) Tina Brown wrote an article called, &#8220;Diana at 50: Chilling with the Middletons. Tweeting from Davos. And still the people&#8217;s princess. If not for that tragic night, what her life might look like now.&#8221; And yeah, that about sums it up.

So which is creepier? The cover, or Princess Diana with an iPhone?

Ah, photoshop. Giving us unrealistic body expectations and resurrecting the dead. Is there ANYTHING it can&#8217;t do? &lt;/sarcasm&gt;

Through the magic of photoshop, Princess Diana walks among the living for her 50th birthday.

From Mediaite:

In honor of Princess Diana’s would-be 50th birthday (if not for, you know, her death) Tina Brown wrote an article called, “Diana at 50: Chilling with the Middletons. Tweeting from Davos. And still the people’s princess. If not for that tragic night, what her life might look like now.” And yeah, that about sums it up.

So which is creepier? The cover, or Princess Diana with an iPhone?

Ah, photoshop. Giving us unrealistic body expectations and resurrecting the dead. Is there ANYTHING it can’t do? </sarcasm>

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Proposition 8 proponents appeal federal judge’s refusal to overturn Prop 8 ruling

Supporters of California’s gay marriage ban are appealing a ruling that a U.S. judge’s own gay relationship was no basis for tossing out his decision in support of same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco last year struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8. He later openly discussed his own gay relationship after retiring from the bench earlier this year. Supporters of the ban now say his ruling was compromised and should be vacated.

But Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware disagreed earlier this month, ruling that granting such a request would send a message that minority judges could not rule in civil rights cases. Attorneys for ProtectMarriage.com, the anti-gay marriage group defending California’s ban, said in court papers filed late last week that they would appeal Ware’s decision.

Yep. Where’s the judicial activism again? We’re gonna keep appealing ‘til we get a friendly judge, or ‘til we gotta take our ball and go home!

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From the National Organization for Marriage (NOM):

Governor Scott Walker today issued a proclamation for National Marriage Week which encourages citizens, churches, businesses, organizations and community leaders to strengthen marriage. The Wisconsin Family Council has a press release online (PDF) applauding the governor&#8217;s act.

The Wisconsin Family Council also gives a great argument for same-sex marriage (in bold):

"The Governor&#8217;s proclamation sets Wisconsin apart as a national leader in recognition of marriage as a great good for men, women and children," said Eric Skelton, Director of Marriage &amp; Family Ministry at Wisconsin Family Council. "In our work with churches and communities around Wisconsin, we champion marriage as the one institution within our society that consistently provides men, women and children with a better life. It builds strong communities and churches. And it is at the core of the basic economic unit—the family.&#8221;
"As Governor Walker recognizes in his proclamation," said Appling, "the breakdown of marriage takes a great emotional, physical and financial toll on the well-being of the family. There&#8217;s no denying that family breakdown takes a great toll on the financial well-being of the state, as well. That Wisconsin&#8217;s governor recognizes the foundational role marriages [sic] plays in our society and economy gives us great hope for his agenda to rebuild Wisconsin&#8217;s economy.&#8221;

Hmmm&#8230; sounds like supporting same-sex marriage could be good for the economy AND families. So why can&#8217;t we apply the argument?

Riiiiight&#8230; I forgot.

From the National Organization for Marriage (NOM):

Governor Scott Walker today issued a proclamation for National Marriage Week which encourages citizens, churches, businesses, organizations and community leaders to strengthen marriage. The Wisconsin Family Council has a press release online (PDF) applauding the governor’s act.

The Wisconsin Family Council also gives a great argument for same-sex marriage (in bold):

"The Governor’s proclamation sets Wisconsin apart as a national leader in recognition of marriage as a great good for men, women and children," said Eric Skelton, Director of Marriage & Family Ministry at Wisconsin Family Council. "In our work with churches and communities around Wisconsin, we champion marriage as the one institution within our society that consistently provides men, women and children with a better life. It builds strong communities and churches. And it is at the core of the basic economic unit—the family.

"As Governor Walker recognizes in his proclamation," said Appling, "the breakdown of marriage takes a great emotional, physical and financial toll on the well-being of the family. There’s no denying that family breakdown takes a great toll on the financial well-being of the state, as well. That Wisconsin’s governor recognizes the foundational role marriages [sic] plays in our society and economy gives us great hope for his agenda to rebuild Wisconsin’s economy.

Hmmm… sounds like supporting same-sex marriage could be good for the economy AND families. So why can’t we apply the argument?

Riiiiight… I forgot.

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So Chris Matthews is blathering about Anthony Weiner…

…and he says, “When does the media get to quit talking about Anthony Weiner? When do we get back to the news?”

Um… WHENEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT, DUDE! You are in the media - pretty prominently in fact. So comment on something else. It’s annoying to listen to you holler about Anthony Weiner, particularly while complaining that you are commenting on Anthony Weiner yet again and wondering when you can stop.

Instead of this:

Try this:

Report the news as news, then we’ll talk about commentary. However, this requires you to first acknowledge you’re a member of the media, and in the words of poet Allen Ginsberg, “Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture.” I know, I know, ratings and all that, but perhaps trying something new will work out, right?

I think his behavior was indefensible, but at the same time, if he hadn’t accidentally tweeted a relatively tame photo (as boner photos go), would we have ever known about his digital dalliances? His flirting, sexting, etc, that’s between him and his wife.

We keep hearing about sending average Janes and Joes to Congress - in other words, people like us. So why are we so fucking shocked when they do something many average Janes and Joes have done? Why are we holding them a higher moral standard than ourselves?

Anthony Weiner did something incredibly stupid, but let’s remember, he committed no crimes. Elliot Spitzer, John Edwards, David Vitter, Larry Craig, John Ensign, etc… they committed crimes. Sexting is not a crime between consenting adults, even if moralists consider it squicky. 

Also, Vitter is still in the Senate. His constituents have not thrown him out. Perhaps Weiner’s constituents should have been given the same courtesy, considering 56 percent of them still approved of him until today. Instead, we got 24 hours of Weinergate. Debt ceiling anyone? 

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Anonymous asked: Way to buy into the heteronormative establishment in this country. Are you taking his last name? Barefoot and pregnant yet? Did he paint the picket fence white yet? I'm actually really disgusted that someone so progressive would buy into that shit.

Wow. This just goes to show that not all my haters are conservative, but they all have something in common…

It’s none of your business what I’m doing with my name, but since you asked so weirdly, I’m hyphenating. 

As for barefoot and pregnant…

Or at least not paying attention. Do I seem all anxious to get knocked up? There’s too much left to do in my life. Plus, I can’t just leave dishes of food and water on the floor and take off all day. For some reason, the law thinks doing that for my cats makes me responsible but doing that for a baby is neglect. Fuck, man, I’d leave food and water, but they’d still have an issue … so yeah, no kids right now. 

I’m assuming you’re progressive. Progressives usually advocate for reproductive rights and choice. If choosing to be barefoot and pregnant offends you, perhaps you need to look up the definition of choice again. 

Painting a picket fence?

We don’t have a picket fence. Was that a requirement to get married? As for the fence, I hope he would paint it because I think he’d do a better job. 

As for buying into the heteronormative establishment in this country…

I don’t have to justify my choices to you. I also question why you would choose to slam me for getting married, as if this completely transformed me into June Cleaver on Valium, placidly placing the roast on the table at 5 p.m. every night. No more activism, opinions or free will…

Yeah, one big reason Andrew married me is for who I am, not who he thinks I could be magically transformed into via a marriage license and a ring. Uh, I’m still the same person, just married now. 

Frankly, it sounds like you just wanted to come in and try to rain on my parade here. Not sure why.

So…

Or don’t. My husband is actually pretty progressive himself. We’re kind of a dynamic duo. There’s plenty of people happy for us, and I find it pretty hard to care about your bizarre complaint. 

If you follow me, unfollow is in the upper right hand corner of your screen. In conclusion,

Cheers,

Meg

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Tea with Rush Limbaugh as a Founding Father on the label. Yes this shit exists:
June 15, 2011
Dear America,
The Liberals are coming. The Liberals are coming.
My good friend Paul Revere laid out the blueprint of how to deal with this. Sound the alarm! One if by land, Two If By Tea™!
Two If By Tea™ represents traditional American values of capitalism and the pursuit of excellence. Each bottle is designed to rise above the sameness and mediocrity that threatens our great nation. Just grab a 12-pack and join the fight to preserve the America we know and love. It&#8217;s worth it&#8230;
Two If By Tea™ is made just the way my mother used to make it, simple and satisfying. Nothing fancy here, just the simple pursuit of excellence in every bottle of tea we make. Whether you’re kicking back on the front porch reflecting on the greatness of our country or firing up the barbeque on a nice hot summer afternoon, Two If By Tea™ is the perfect accompaniment, no matter what the occasion&#8230;
Developing and bringing Two If By Tea™ to market has been a unique American experience for all of us who worked on the project. We were all reminded of the blessings bestowed upon our country by our Founders and the Constitution, who fought to create and safeguard the fundamental values of a free society, knowing that it was limited government and belief in the greatness of the American people that established the concept of American Exceptionalism. Fellow Americans, hold on to our exceptional values, stand up against those who want to suppress your individual rights and above all take pride in being an American! While you’re at it, join me in drinking a bottle of my tea as we admire the great United States of America and the military and law enforcement officials who fight to defend our freedom every day. Thank God, yes God, for the blessings of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and of course, this wonderful drink - Two If By Tea™!

Yep, Rush Limbaugh is selling patriotic tea. It&#8217;s apparently safe for liberals to drink though. Not that I&#8217;d want to&#8230; For your daily dose of egoism, Rush calls himself the &#8220;Doctor of Democracy&#8221; for this. Seriously.

Tea with Rush Limbaugh as a Founding Father on the label. Yes this shit exists:

June 15, 2011

Dear America,

The Liberals are coming.
The Liberals are coming.

My good friend Paul Revere laid out the blueprint of how to deal with this. Sound the alarm! One if by land, Two If By Tea™!

Two If By Tea™ represents traditional American values of capitalism and the pursuit of excellence. Each bottle is designed to rise above the sameness and mediocrity that threatens our great nation. Just grab a 12-pack and join the fight to preserve the America we know and love. It’s worth it…

Two If By Tea™ is made just the way my mother used to make it, simple and satisfying. Nothing fancy here, just the simple pursuit of excellence in every bottle of tea we make. Whether you’re kicking back on the front porch reflecting on the greatness of our country or firing up the barbeque on a nice hot summer afternoon, Two If By Tea™ is the perfect accompaniment, no matter what the occasion…

Developing and bringing Two If By Tea™ to market has been a unique American experience for all of us who worked on the project. We were all reminded of the blessings bestowed upon our country by our Founders and the Constitution, who fought to create and safeguard the fundamental values of a free society, knowing that it was limited government and belief in the greatness of the American people that established the concept of American Exceptionalism. 

Fellow Americans, hold on to our exceptional values, stand up against those who want to suppress your individual rights and above all take pride in being an American! While you’re at it, join me in drinking a bottle of my tea as we admire the great United States of America and the military and law enforcement officials who fight to defend our freedom every day. Thank God, yes God, for the blessings of life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and of course, this wonderful drink - Two If By Tea™!

Yep, Rush Limbaugh is selling patriotic tea. It’s apparently safe for liberals to drink though. Not that I’d want to… For your daily dose of egoism, Rush calls himself the “Doctor of Democracy” for this. Seriously.

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Pat Robertson compares opposing Nazis to opposing Muslims. Seriously.

Pat Robertson:
"...You know, if you oppose Muslims, well, you're a bigot, right? ... I wonder what were people who opposed the Nazis? Were they bigots?
Terry Meeuwsen:
"Well in that day I think they were looked down upon and frowned upon."
Pat Robertson:
"Why can't we speak out against an institution that is intent on dominating us and imposing Sharia Law and making us all part of the universal caliphate? That's the goal of some of these people. Why is that bigoted? Why is it bigoted to resist Adolf Hitler and the Nazis and to say we don’t want to live under Nazi Germany? We didn't hesitate to say that the truth... tell the truth about the Nazis; tell the truth about Hitler; tell the truth about fascism; tell the truth, if you will, about Communism... but it's bigoted if we speak against a force that is slowly but surely trying to exercise domination over the world."

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