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Secret Service Twitter page laments having to watch ‘blathering’ Fox News

The official Twitter account of the U.S. Secret Service posted a tweet on Wednesday afternoon that blasted Fox News. “Had to monitor Fox for a story. Can’t. Deal. With. The. Blathering,” the tweet said, before being deleted almost immediately, according to the Huffington Post. “An employee with access to the…

Chickens roosting

Don’t forget to give to our Bowl-A-Thon team that’s raising money for abortion access! With the shut down of Medicaid funding for abortion in D.C., the need is greater than ever. But this post has nothing to do with abortion. I just want to highlight, with amusement, Adam Serwer reporting…

Zucchini death panels

Reading this dizzying array of Fox News attacks on various initiatives to promote healthy eating, I think it’s time for an expanded theory on the right wing War on Health. I mean, on one level, this is just pure culture war. Healthy food and exercise have been relegated to “hippie”…

Buh-bye now

Well, this is one good thing that’s happened. Like Atrios said, you folks out there owe yourselves a hand for getting the mendacious fool off the air. His slipping ratings weren’t good, but he was also on during a really poor time slot, so I imagine that can’t have been…

Donald Trump positioning himself as the birther candidate

Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump appears to have found his niche: birtherism. And what is birtherism? It’s essentially a group of Republican conspiracy theoriests who believe President Obama wasn’t actually born in Hawaii and that his birth certificate was faked in order to make him eligible for the Presidency.…

Padded bras, the requiring of and banning of, discussed here

Early morning amusements: Salon caught Fox News being taken in by a satirical article, and reprinting it as straight news. Not-so-amusing is that they did it as straightforward hate-mongering, and still have not taken the story down or apologized for it. The story, which is still featured on Fox News’…

Boehner: ‘Not my job’ to correct the birthers

Many Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim who is also not a US citizen, and House Speaker John Boehner isn’t about to correct them. The Speaker told NBC’s David Gregory Sunday that people have a right to their beliefs and it wasn’t his job to tell them…

Tucson tea party founder says Giffords to blame for getting shot

One tea party leader says that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) has herself to blame for getting shot in the head Saturday. The Arizona congresswoman shouldn’t have attended an event “in full view of the public” if she had security concerns, according to Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries. Giffords warned…

Professional homobigots losing their spirit

So, the State Department (under Hillary Clinton) has changed the passport application to make life easier for gay parents and other non-traditional families, by changing the terms “Mother” and “Father” to “Parent 1″ and “Parent 2″. This will make life a lot easier on gay parents, who currently have to…

Watch: Rachel Maddow comments on Olbermann suspension

During her Friday evening program, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow delivered a comment on that network’s suspension of host Keith Olbermann for his unapproved donations to three Democratic candidates. In the process, she also managed to zing The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart for having drawn what many see as a false equivalence…

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