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Glenn Beck channels the never-located leader of the Taliban

On his radio program yesterday, Glenn Beck pointed to a victory by a far-right National Front candidate in an election in France to warn that if people don't stop calling Tea Party leaders such as Ted Cruz and Mike Lee "extremists," it'll give rise to a powerful Nazi Party in America.

"I guarantee you," Beck said, "if we don't wake up, if we don't stop calling people like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz extremists, you are going to see a Nazi-style party in this country."

Saying that the true Right is total anarchy and the true Left is big government Republicans like Mitch McConnell, Beck declared that "the real center of this country is Mike Lee; he is a reasonable man"

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/beck-if-we-dont-stop-calling-ted-cruz-mike-lee-extremists-itll-give-rise-nazi-style-party-am

When I read this, it kind of stuck out to me, it looked familiar to something else, it looked like this...

"All Taliban are moderate. There are two things: extremism ("ifraat", or doing something to excess) and conservatism ("tafreet", or doing something insufficiently). So in that sense, we are all moderates – taking the middle path."
- Mohammed Omar, the leader of the Taliban

Where is Omar by the way?

If you don't work, you don't eat

Yet teachers are evil, public workers are evil, we don't have a CCC anymore, we don't have a WPA anymore, there is no real effort by these same people who say this to cut vicious circles keeping people unemployed (Use of credit as a hiring filter, telling unemployed not to apply), Christian Rightists telling people to not hire gays, our infrastructure is crumbling and nobody is working on it, streets lined with condemned homes, and there are even parks that are filling up with weeds and trash and nobody is touching them.

So they say that not working merits starvation, but yet there are jobs we shouldn't have and some of us who shouldn't have jobs according to these same people?

Gotcha.

From the makers of the Republican Dictionary, there is now the Rich-Poor Dictionary

"Communism!" - Rich people will have to cut back
"Sacrifice." - Poor people will have to cut back

"They'll be afraid to invest in our economy!" - Rich people potentially facing hardship
"They need to have some more skin in the game." - Poor people potentially facing hardship

"Just the way the world works." or "Get over it." - Rich people having financial security
"UNIONS! PUBLIC WORKERS! GET RID OF THEM!" - Poor people having financial security

"Earners." - Rich people who do not work
"Parasites!" - Poor people who do not work

"..." - Rich people doing less work than you and earning much more
"!!!" - Poor people doing the same work or more than you and earning slightly more

"Well it's their money." - Rich person buying a car elevator
"What are they buying? *peers at cash register* How dare they buy that?!" - Poor person buying food with food stamps

"It's only $172,000 a year *sniffle*." - Rich person
"Utilities or groceries?" - Poor person

Greatest delusion ever? "Well, maybe the Republican Party is just too smart for the average voter!"

“Conservatism is too cerebral for many Americans,” writes Rachel Alexander at the Christian Post. She claims that Republicans continue to lose elections “because people are lazy” and simply not smart enough to understand why Democrats are wrong on the issues.

“While Americans deep down prefer shows like Duck Dynasty, they're allowing the left to win on social issues,” Alexander said. “Republicans need to quit lamenting over the backwards fact that the most intelligent party is not the most successful.”

One way to change to “turn the tide” and improve the GOP’s image as a “cold and heartless” party, she writes, is to shame women who seek an abortion: “Portray the woman who wants to abort her baby as cruel and selfish, and showcase those children who grew up with permanent injuries as a result of an attempted, botched abortion. These kinds of portrayals must be done frequently and everywhere.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/christian-post-gop-too-intelligent-average-voter-will-win-shaming-women-who-seek-abortion

That explains it. Christine O'Donnell and the birthers are just too intelligent for all the America troglodytes, you know, pretty much everyone now.

Righties want to recall Daniel Hernandez from a school board because he is gay. Yes really.

Daniel Hernandez Jr., the former intern credited with helping to save Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life when she was shot in 2011 and now an elected member of a Tucson-area school board, is facing a nasty recall election in which his opponents are attacking him for being openly gay and for his advocacy on behalf of gun violence prevention.

The story behind the recall is the kind of byzantine saga found only in local politics. Four of the five members of the Sunnyside Unified School District, which includes parts of Tucson and surrounding areas, are now facing recall petitions – two members who faced recall for their support of an embattled schools superintendent turned around and filed recall petitions on two members, including Hernandez, who opposed the superintendent.

But the tactics being used against Hernandez are clear as day. A source in the district sends us two flyers that Hernandez’s opponents are reportedly handing out to parents dropping their children off at schools in the district. Right Wing Watch repeatedly tried to contact Marcus Castro, the manager of the effort to recall Hernandez and brother in law of school board president Louie Gonzalez, to discover whether the flyers came from his campaign, but Castro refused to take our calls.

The first attacks Hernandez for being openly gay, imploring, “Put a REAL Man on the Sunnyside Board...Daniel Hernandez is LGBT...We need someone who will support Sports and cares about our kids. We don’t need someone who hates our values.”

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/daniel-hernandez-former-intern-who-saved-giffords-hit-nasty-homophobic-recall-campaign

I wonder if they think Jared Lee Loughner is enough of a 'REAL Man' for them.

Equifax loses $18.6 million in lawsuit over credit report mix-up disaster

For two years an Oregon woman tried without success to get mistakes in her Equifax credit report fixed. Now a jury has awarded her $18.6 million for her trouble.

Miller's troubles began in 2009, according to her complaint, when she was denied credit from Huybbard Bank based on her Equifax credit report. She requested and eventually received a copy of her report, which, she discovered, contained false identifying information, an incorrect Social Security number, a false birthday and false, derogatory collection accounts attributed to her. Later in 2010 Miller was denied credit by Key Bank, based on her Equifax report.

After filing further protests with Equifax about the inaccuracies in her report, Equifax representatives told Miller her data had become "mixed" with another person's. They told her she would need to dispute the false information directly to her creditors. In all, Miller tried eight times to get her report corrected. Finally, she brought suit in Oregon Federal District Court in October 2011.

Baxter says Miller's failure to qualify for credit cost her several ways. She wasn't able to help her brother, who is disabled and who wasn't able to get credit on his own. She was unable to help her husband, who needed a shop added onto the Miller's home.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/equifax-loses-186-million-lawsuit/story?id=19803421

This is the phrenology of the 21st century, a measure of your 'worth' that everyone from banks to employers use, the problem here is that at least phrenologists didn't read the bumps on the head of the wrong person to analyze you. Credit reports and their usage need to be regulated.

Righties put their paranoia on display with report that Fox News has 'gone gay'

A handful of fringe anti-gay activists are having a meltdown over a “report” that alleges Fox News harbors a “growing pro-homosexual bias,” ignoring the network’s ongoing track record of smearing and stoking fears about LGBT people and LGBT equality.

On August 14, the xenophobic, Islamophobic, and homophobic right-wing group America’s Survival published a “report” documenting Fox News’ alleged “growing pro-homosexual bias,” citing the network’s ties to the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) and occasionally favorable coverage of marriage equality by personalities like hosts Megyn Kelly and Shepard Smith.

The rambling, 40,000-word report was written by Peter LaBarbera, president of one of the fringiest anti-gay hate groups in America – Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH). It’s already being touted by other anti-gay hate mongers, including the American Family Association’s (AFA) Bryan Fischer.

As Mother Jones points out, it should go without saying that Fox News has “not in the least bit ‘gone gay.’” The network’s inaccurate and often times bigoted coverage of LGBT issues is extensive and well-documented. Some of the worst examples from just the past two months include:
* Attacking a California law that would protect transgender students as “anarchy and madness”
* Accusing President Obama of being secretly gay
* Peddling lies about a proposed LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in San Antonio
* Mocking “transvestites” and “gays” at a historic New York parade
* Predicting that marriage equality will cause the collapse of civilization
* Referring to a transgender woman as a “burly man wearing a dress”

http://equalitymatters.org/blog/201308150004

"Huh... so, gays might be people too?"
"INDOCTRINATION! INDOCTRINATION!!!1!"

Wait a second, why shouldn't anti-choice state governments pay for baby delivery?

Texas and all the other anti-choice state need to get hospital bills for baby deliveries sent to them. And why not?

"You want me to deliver my baby, so you should have no problem covering any costs, care for the baby, maternity leave if I need it, diapers, clothes, etc. Don't tell me to 'go to the Church or some (non-existent) Charity', if YOU want me to deliver the baby, then YOU can pay for it."

Tell the hospitals that deliver your babies if you live in an anti-choice state, just send the government the bill.

Let's see how fast this turns into... SOCIALISM!

All those "Benghazi is worse than the Titanic" people should be asked, what about Ben Linder?

Benjamin Ernest "Ben" Linder (July 7, 1959 – April 28, 1987), was an American engineer who was working on a small hydroelectric dam in rural northern Nicaragua when he was killed by the Contras, an affiliation of rebel groups funded by the U.S. government/CIA. Coming at a time when U.S. support for the Contras was already highly controversial, Linder's death made front-page headlines around the world and further polarized opinion in the United States.

On 28 April 1987, Linder and two Nicaraguans were killed in a Contra ambush while working at the construction site for a new dam for the nearby village of San José de Bocay. The autopsy showed that Linder had been wounded by a grenade, then shot at point-blank range in the head. The two Nicaraguans — Sergio Hernández and Pablo Rosales — were also killed at close range. He was posthumously awarded the Courage of Conscience award September 26, 1992.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Linder

This wasn't a guy who was fighting the contras, he was providing electricity to Nicaragua's poorest people. The contras didn't like the poor getting access to electricity, education, and medicine, and they blocked it with guns and money supplied by the Reagan Administration.

If Obama and Clinton truly have any responsibility for what happened in Benghazi, then doesn't mean that Oliver North, Elliott Abrams, and the other players in the Iran-Contra scandal have responsibility for his death? Doesn't that make the conservative man-god Ronald Reagan a murderer?

Come on, let's hear what the difference between Ben Linder and Benghazi is.

Turns out Dave Agema cited white supremacist and Holocaust denier in 'gays are bad' Facebook post

Michigan GOP National Committeeman Dave Agema’s doggedly stubborn refusal to back down from his decision to post the essay “Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals” on his Facebook page has created a furious debate about the accuracy of the claims made by the essay’s author,“Frank Joseph, M.D.”

But now it’s time to scrutinize the source of those claims. In one case, it looks quite ugly.

Consider this dubious bullet-point from the essay: “The median age of death of lesbians is 45 (only 24% live past age 65). The median age of death of a married heterosexual woman is 79 (8)."

That “(8)” is footnote #8. It refers to a pamphlet entitled “Is Homosexual Activity Normal?” by Dr. Edward R. Fields of Marietta, Ga. Fields is cited as the source for eight bullet points in the essay that Agema circulated.

From the Jewish Anti-Defamation League on the very same man:

Edward Fields has been active in white supremacist and anti-Semitic groups since he was a teenager in the late 1940s ... Fields was a significant force in the racist world ...”

“In 1991 he organized a Klan rally in Montgomery, Alabama, along with Thom Robb of the Knights of the KKK.”

“In February 2001 he attended the funeral of Byron de la Beckwith, murderer of civil rights activist Medgar Evers ...”

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/04/ken_braun_dave_agemas_facebook.html
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