It was just a matter of time. Allen West, the one-term congressman from Florida who lost his seat last November, has taken his place among the most notorious losers in the media who have found redemption at Fox News
Fox is a dedicated collector of washed up political failures who have little hope of gainful employment elsewhere. The list includes familiar names like Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Karl Rove, Dick Morris, and Scott Brown. It seems that any right-wing flame-out who needs a job can saunter over to Fox and sign up for wingnut welfare.
West is the perfect candidate for a career at Fox. He is unabashedly hostile toward anyone who holds views that differ from his. He is brimming with provocative and insulting tirades ready to be flung at ideological opponents. And West has already distinguished himself as a commie-phobic, Nazi-baiting extremist who engaged in mock executions against innocent Iraqis before being thrown out of the Army and running for congress.
(here’s a link to her speech/prayer/sermon posted at YouTube)
On Wednesday, Religious Right activists and members of Congress gathered together for a prayer event held in Statuary Hall at the US Capitol called “Washington: A Man of Prayer.”
Among the speakers was Rep. Michele Bachmann, who used the opportunity to promote the 9/11 prayer event being organized by Birther-king Joseph Farah, saying that “it is no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment” and declaring that both the original 9/11 attack and the attack in Benghazi on 9/11 of last year were God’s judgment
“It’s no secret that our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment.”
“The answer is what we are doing here today: humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways.”
“Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11. That’s why we’re going to have ‘9/11 Pray’ on that day. Is there anything better that we can do on that day rather than to humble ourselves and to pray to an almighty God?”
Former RNC Florida State Director of Hispanic Outreach Quits the Republican Party And Becomes A Democrat
When Republicans appointed Pablo Pantoja to State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, they hoped he would be able to bridge the sizable gap that only expanded during the 2012 elections, when the state’s 4.7 million Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 20 percent margin.
But after months of inaction by Congressional Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform and stiff resistance by Republican-leaning groups like the Heritage Foundation, Pantoja has had enough; on Monday, he announced via email that he was leaving the party and registering as a Democrat:
Yes, I have changed my political affiliation to the Democratic Party.
It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today. I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them.
When science fairs go WRONG: she didn’t win 1st place … really?!?
Chien is 14, and her study — which found that Apple Inc’s iPad2 can, in some cases, interfere with life-saving heart devices because of the magnets inside — is based on a science-fair project that didn’t even win her first place.
The research offers a valuable warning for people with implanted defibrillators, which deliver an electric shock to restart a stopped heart, said John Day, head of heart-rhythm services at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, and chairman of the panel that reviews scientific papers to be presented at the Denver meeting.
……………’toon by Dan Piraro
Dogs have been reading each others ’posts’ for many thousands of years… lol
toon by Matt Wuerker … via: Politco
none of the things in the graphic above are DESIGNED to kill you
The NRA NEVER cites the first half of the 2nd Amendment…
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
We DO need to defend the 2nd Amendment… from those who wish to cut it in half. The entire 2nd Amendment is ONE sentence long. … 27 words … but they can only read 14 of them.
I wear progressive lens bifocals and I was nodding to try and get a focus for a couple seconds when I saw this picure… lol
My brain kept trying to correct the image, one way or another.
Without wingnut welfare, which has also included sponsorships from FreedomWorks, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity’s shows would not be financially viable.
As numerous members of the conservative movement flee from the Heritage Foundation’s flawed immigration study, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh has maintained a stalwart defense of the organization.
Not a surprise considering Rush Limbaugh’s syndicator, Premiere Radio Networks, is the single largest independent contractor to the Heritage Foundation according to their latest 990 filing with the IRS, receiving $2,236,555 from the think tank.
We won’t know, until the organization’s 2012 990s are filed later this year, how much the organization spent to bolster right-wing talk radio in the wake of the advertiser boycott, but listening to the frequent on-air promotion of the Heritage Foundation, it is unlikely this significant level of support waned. And why not? They are clearly getting what they paid for.
If you’re a regular listener of Glenn Beck’s radio show you’d have plenty of reason to think that FreedomWorks was your best investment.
if Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity are who you listen to, you’d be hearing a steady stream of entreaties to support the important work of the Heritage Foundation
In search of donations and influence, the three prominent conservative groups are paying hefty sponsorship fees to the popular talk show hosts. Those fees buy them a variety of promotional tie-ins, as well as regular on-air plugs – praising or sometimes defending the groups, while urging listeners to donate – often woven seamlessly into programming in ways that do not seem like paid advertising.
Payola, is indeed, taking place. Heritage Foundation and FreedomWorks (linked to the Tea Party/Koch Bros.) have been paying Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, according to Dick Armey, former FreedomWorks Chairman. Limbaugh and Beck are taking money to talk up the right-wing agendas unbeknownst to their audiences. Pretty seedy –and it maybe illegal.
Republicans in Missouri had a caffeine/alcohol/gunpowder and GOoPer-Aid fueled legislative session late Wednesday night. They took on the Federal Govt, the United Nations, Islam and Deputized their school teachers… BEAT THAT ARIZONA!
The gun-law nullification bill they passed also lets schools designate teachers and administrators as “school protection officers”. A teacher who is designated to carry a gun, but does not bring one, could be fired… and they can detain anyone they believe is violating the law for up to four hours before turning the individual over to police.
Things got a little out of hand at the Missouri state Capitol late Wednesday. An unusual evening session of the House featured a representative wearing a tinfoil hat, a toy black helicopter flying around the chamber and some heated words between legislators.
The tension was rooted in several bills touching on topics of importance to conservatives. One would ban sharia law, or Islamic strictures, from the state of Missouri. Another would nullify federal gun control laws within the state. The third would ban implementation of Agenda 21, a United Nations plan for sustainable development that some fear intrudes on private property rights.
These bills passed the GOP-dominated chamber easily, most by a roughly 6-to-1 margin. The outnumbered Democrats were clearly unhappy.
Democratic state Rep. Michael Frame was reprimanded by GOP Speaker Tim Jones for wearing a tinfoil hat, as a sartorial comment on the nature of the legislation before the House.
At one point, a remote-control helicopter flew up from the floor to the press gallery, leading observers to tweet their thoughts that a few legislators could have taken advantage of the dinner break prior to the evening session to enjoy some adult beverages.
“Did I mention things feel a little drunk in here?” tweeted Jason Hancock, a government reporter with the Kansas City Star.