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Fascism Is On The Move

By Jesse Taylor
Sunday, July 6, 2008 15:31 EDT

Not fascism: the media obscuring the grave flaws in the ruling regime’s case for war because it seemed like something all good citizens should trust their leader with.

Fascism: good coverage of a candidate who thinks that was a bad idea.

John Mccain Raw

By Jesse Taylor

Whenever people complain about a candidate being “overmanaged”, it’s usually code for the candidate simply being badly managed, a whole lot more than normal. What’s so weird about John McCain as a candidate is that he sucks, and you can get his closest confidants to declare his utter suckage, but he’s managed to convince the people who declare suckitude in the public sphere that it’s all just the weird, obtuse standards of public discourse (that…


A double dip: Milwaukee deacon, Maryland mayor caught cruising

By pams

The summer heats up as pols and pastors get caught with their figurative pants down. Milwaukee: Deacon exposes himself to undercover cop while cruising for homosex Here we go again — another moral leader of his religious community lands in the pokey for a lewd act. Jerome Pitchford, 48, a…


God Bless Acirema

By Jesse Taylor

I appreciate the motivation (and skill on the part of the artist), but if you’re going to get an American flag tattooed on your face, you probably want to get it tattooed the correct way.…


More deep thoughts

By Amanda Marcotte

I can’t help it. I’m addicted to reading the Abstinence Clearinghouse blog. It’s like reading a label of Dr. Bronner’s soap, but even weirder and more perplexing. What I can’t figure out is how the bloggers have survived this long with their high levels of intelligence, when there is so…


Don’t reinforce the myths

By Amanda Marcotte
Saturday, July 5, 2008 22:20 EDT

This is an upsetting bit of pandering—Barack Obama has come out and opposed 3rd trimester abortions for “mental distress”. My initial thought was not to get too bunched up about it, because pandering actually ranks above food and water as necessities for a politician’s continued existence, and this is a…


Surely some moron out there will try to argue that it was a compliment

By Amanda Marcotte

Of all the memories of what a vile waste of space of a human being Jesse Helms was, this detail jumps out at me the most: That he taunted Senator Carol Moseley-Braun by whistling “Dixie” at her. I think it’s because we’re so often piously told that the symbols of…


He Didn’t Like “Drumline”, Either

By Jesse Taylor

Despite years of whitewashing of Jesse Helms’ virulent racism, the National Review is worried that Helms will be “smeared” as a racist, in much the same way that macaroni and cheese is frequently smeared as a creamy, crunchy delight for your taste buds. I have noticed some of the smears…


Professional fundies officially circle the wagons around McCain

By pams
Friday, July 4, 2008 22:55 EDT

“We are committed to a transgenerational, multiethnic and multiracial conservative movement.” – a laughably bold Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel, to a gathering of 90+ fundies who are hand-wringing about the decline of their movement and what they need to do to revitalize it — in other words, Obama envy.…


Liberal Fascism Watch

By Jesse Taylor

Roger L. Simon, on the news that Obama will be holding his acceptance speech at 76,000-seat Invesco Field: They are floating the idea of changing the venue of his acceptance speech from Denver’s Pepsi Center to the much larger outdoor Invesco Field. I’m not going to indulge in the obvious…