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Let’s end the envy and pledge allegiance to the one percent

Mitt Romney says he’ll Keep America America, but to do that he’ll have to Restore America. The United States has lost a lot of America thanks to the un-American voters who keep electing baby-killer socialists from the Democrat party. Mitt Romney seems to think that he’s the man to unite America against these un-American Americans who are so intent on destroying America. One of the first things he’ll have to restore is the true meaning of the pledge of allegiance.

IQ and you-know-who: the great white hero faces reality

Back at the end of November, Andrew Sullivan wrote a short post claiming that the study of intelligence — not just its racial aspects but the general study — has “been strangled by p.c. egalitarianism.” He admitted later that his conclusion was “an over-reach,” but it opened up the whole race-and-IQ can of worms.

Sullivan says he’s just facing the reality of race and IQ like a good conservative should. Turns out he’s a lot better at the rhetoric than he is at the facing.

Tagged Andrew Sullivan, IQ, race, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Fighting like a Republican and losing like John Aravosis

Last week, AmericaBlog announced in a headline that “Romney adopts KKK slogan: ‘Keep America American’”. It’s a great story if you listen like Butt-head, and if you’re out to get Mitt Romney any way you can. Otherwise it’s nonsense, which is why it’s already blown over. It wasn’t really about Romney, anyway. It was about giving the Republicans a taste of their own medicine, slinging bullshit and slander like Fox. Maybe this says something about the level of frustration on the left. Or maybe it’s the same old same old and just happened to push my buttons.

High-IQ stupidity

It doesn’t make sense that we would have an inborn urge to have babies that is a separate thing from the urge to have sex—sex seems to be nature’s way to convince most of us, at least, to breed. –  Amanda Marcotte What Amanda is saying is that the evolutionary imperative to reproduce doesn’t really […]

Tagged culture war, Protein Wisdom, stupid conservative tricks

Huckabee hijacks the Holocaust — a postscript

A brief follow-up to my last post, because I just noticed yesterday’s editorial by Danny Danon in the Jerusalem post, headlined “No way to treat a friend.” The writer is deputy speaker of the Knesset. It’s an object lesson in how to miss the point but sound reasonable doing it.

Tagged Abe Foxman, ADL, Mike Huckabee

Huckabee hijacks the Holocaust and Foxman’s outfoxed by his friends

To Mike Huckabee, being a great advocate for Israel means never having to say you’re sorry to Abe Foxman and the ADL, even when you appropriate the Holocaust for your own rhetorical purposes. His Fox News colleagues Glenn Beck and Roger Ailes are also great friends of Israel and the Jewish people, and they’re also inclined to use that fact as a trump card. It seems to work remarkably well.

Tagged Abe Foxman, ADL, Fox News, Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Roger Ailes

Small business is better off with Bitter Smith on the BBC

A guest post from my Uncle Al about Susan Bitter Smith, a spokesperson for “small business” conservatives on the BBC. It’s surprising how hard it is to find out what business she’s in. Then when it turns out to be lobbying, it’s not such a big surprise.

How did Abe Foxman get all Foxed in with Roger and Glenn?

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c George Soros Plans to Overthrow America www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook It’s an interview in the Daily Beast with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who says about NPR, “THEY ARE, OF COURSE, NAZIS.” […]

Tagged Abe Foxman, ADL, Glenn Beck, Roger Ailes, stupid conservative tricks

Cryptic campus radicals and conservatives crying wolf

Test your reading comprehension and then learn how to misread like a genuine right-wing academic pundit. If you’re really good at it, you might have the honor of helping Big Breitbart cry wolf.

Tagged Erin O'Connor, KC Johnson, Minding the Campus, stupid conservative tricks

The fishbowl effect and the highfalutin’ fool who flirted with it

[I wrote most of this a year and a half ago, I guess, and it was out of date then. But what the hell, everything else I post is untimely. Maybe I can give Peter Millican’s page an infinitesimal bump on google for the next time this particular wingnut delusion rotates back into favor.] One […]

Tagged Barack Obama, Protein Wisdom, stupid conservative tricks