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Name-calling begins as reported rift opens between ‘Stench’ Romney and ‘Gilligan’ Ryan

(UPDATE: According to a piece at BuzzFeed and a recently added disclaimer at Politico, Roger Simon, the author of “Paul Ryan vs. The Stench” intended the column as a work of satire.  To wit:  [Author’s note: Jonathan Swift did not really want Irish people to sell their children for food…

Colbert: Romney supporters beginning to cycle through ’5 stages of grief’

On Tuesday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the steadily worsening prospects of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA)’s bid for the presidency. A new poll in the National Journal shows that President Barack Obama leads Romney in the polls by 7 points, garnering 50 percent of…

Report claims you can die of a broken heart

A report that aired on Monday night on “NBC Nightly News” claims that a broken heart is a medical syndrome that can be as lethal as a heart attack or a stroke. Most people have watched a relative or friend pass away not long after the death of a loved…

Ralph Reed group mailer asks if Obama is worse than the Nazis, Communists or U.S. Civil War

The Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), a group helmed by former Christian coalition leader and disgraced Jack Abramoff cohort Ralph Reed, has sent out a mail-in questionnaire asking recipients whether President Barack Obama is a bigger threat to America than the Nazis, the Communists or the “American Civil War.” The…

Pepper sprayed Occupier having baby with medic who came to her aid

An Occupy Wall Street protester who was penned on a sidewalk by police, then pepper-sprayed by a New York Police Department officer is expecting a baby with a volunteer medic who came to her aid that day. According to the New York Times, Kaylee Dedrick, and fellow protester Robert Grodt…

Maddow: Tea party groups trying to steal election via voter purges

On Thursday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that the supposed scandal of thousands of people casting votes under the names of dead people on voting day is a “phantom problem,” and alleged that it’s only urgent in the minds of people who…

Colbert pans Romney’s Hispanic outreach

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert discussed the fact that Republicans are having a hard time scoring new voters among the changing demographics of the U.S.. The mostly white conservative party’s hard line on immigration and social programs have made it hard to recruit among non-whites, who…

Navy submarine commander faked own death to end affair

On Sept. 5, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Michael P. Ward II was found guilty of conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, dereliction of duty and adultery (a legal offense in the armed services) for actions he took in a romantic affair with a younger subordinate, not the least of…

‘West Wing’ cast reunites to promote down-ballot voting

Cast members of the beloved Aaron Sorkin show “The West Wing” reunited to make a video to support Michigan Supreme Court candidate Bridget McCormack and to promote down-ballot voting. The ad, shot in the program’s famous walk-and-talk style brings back the characters Will Bailey (Joshua Malina), C. J. Cregg (Allison…

Pawlenty steps down as Romney campaign co-chair

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) is stepping down as co-chair of the campaign to elect former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) president. According to CNN, Pawlenty has been tapped as president and CEO of the Financial Services Roundtable, a Washington-based group that lobbies for banks. The Hill‘s “On the Money”…

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