How fucking complicated does every theory about Barack Obama have to be?
The newest one is that he’s hiding documents in a library about all the time he and Bill Ayers spent plotting to blow up churches and daycares by combining the powers of the Annenberg Foundation, Richard Daley and Mrs. O’Leary’s cow to hide the magic plans and blueprints from prying eyes. Or, more likely, the files are tied up in some bureaucratic technicality (like the shredder!) and will be released as soon as it’s fixed.
This goes along with Barack Obama’s mysterious three-country birth certificate, his ever-changing name and religion, his wholesale manipulation of the entire Democratic primary process, his wife’s hidden radical thesis manifesto, the rather large body of George Soros pet projects he’s the point man for, his ability to singlehandedly preserve infanticide in Illinois, his manipulation of global politics and that whole Crisis on Infinite Kenyas thing. One time, I asked Barack Obama to go pick up a Coke for me at the store. He came back three months later with five preserved and framed shares from the original Coca Cola Company and a Brazillian flag. I didn’t ask, but they all make very nice wall decorations.
WELL, LOOK AT THIS UPDATE: The White House lost more than half a year’s e-mails. Just, you know, randomly.
After many years and many server changes and finally landing here at Raw Story, which has taken very good care of us, it's time to say goodbye to Pandagon. I've been blogging under this banner for ten years, after Jesse Taylor asked me to join. He, in turn, had been running this joint since he was in college. A lot has changed since then. I became a journalist, moved from Austin to New York and learned to play Dungeons & Dragons. Jesse became a lawyer and, just this past weekend, a married man.
Carly Fiorina defends her lie with a whole bunch of lies
I do like it when Republican candidates sport a resume full of corporate executive work, because it really shows the public how many fools and idiots coast into that position not on merit but on their bullshitting abilities. Donald Trump, Herman Cain, and now we have Carly Fiorina, who just can't understand why her perceived underlings (voters, journalists) won't scurry away, pretending to accept her bullshit like former employees of hers had to do, lest they lost their jobs.
And so it goes that Fiorina, who could make this entire Planned Parenthood controversy go away by saying something like, "I may have misremembered the video, but I still think abortion is wrong," instead is doubling and tripling down. And every time she does, she lies more and more. She was on Meet the Press and, so enamored of the idea that she is perfect and could never do anything wrong, just went to town with the defensive posturing.
Marco Rubio has an astoundingly low opinion of women’s intelligence
At RH Reality Check, I covered this story that I wish was getting more press, about how Marco Rubio goes back and forth between suggesting that women who get abortions are greedy monsters who get pregnant for cash:
I just think you’ve created an industry now … a situation where very much, you’ve created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions, but being able to sell that fetal tissue for purposes—these centers—for purposes of making a profit off it, as you’ve seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates.