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Shark jumping of the ultimate degree: Gohmert votes for Alan West for Speaker

THU JAN 03, 2013 AT 09:56 AM PST
Shark jumping of the ultimate degree: Gohmert votes for Alan West for Speaker

Just heard this on MSNBC as they were overcommenting during the Speaker Voice Vote:

Louie Gohmert (R-Insanistan) voted for the recently booted Allen West for Speaker of the House.

Words fail.


LOL! Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV

Glenn Beck tried to buy Current TV

Before Al-Jazeera, there was Glenn Beck.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Glenn Beck’s media company, The Blaze, approached Current Media about a sale last year, but was told in the words of one source that “the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view."

The Blaze "reached out to them to buy it," a source familiar with the talks told POLITICO. "They would have replaced Current programming with The Blaze programming, but were told on initial calls that Current wouldn't sell to someone they weren't ideologically in line with."

In explaining the reasons for selling to Al-Jazeera, Current co-founder and CEO Joel Hyatt told the Journal that the Qatari-based broadcaster "was founded with the same goals we had for Current," including "to give voice to those whose voices are not typically heard" and "to speak truth to power."


HASTERT: Republicans "not in power anymore."

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

"Maybe you can do it once, maybe you can do it twice, but when start making deals, when you have to get Democrats to pass the legislation, you are not in power anymore."

-- Former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL, in an interview on Fox News radio, defending the "Hastert Rule."


Still Laughing About Hillary's "Immaculate Concussion" Laura?


She Still Makes Them Crazy After All These Years

Recent events should be a little reminder that the weird recent semi-embrace of Hillary Clinton by conservatives will not prevent them from being completely crazy if she runs for president. The "accuse them of literally anything" rule seemed to have been suspended, but it will return.

Ingraham loved the tasteless "Immaculate Concussion" quip so much she went on The O'Reilly Factor that same night and shared it with a national television audience, delighting in the phrase. Host Bill O'Reilly couldn't contain his laughter. "I haven't heard that! That's good!" roared O'Reilly.

Still laughing, Ingraham responded, "Did she really have a concussion? Maybe she did. I mean, who knows."


Greetings & Happy 2013

President Barack Obama greets First Lady Michelle Obama upon her arrival at Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 5, 2012.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Lots more great photos:

Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Really Don't - by Michael Moore

THU JAN 03, 2013 AT 08:03 AM PST
Those Who Say "I Support the Troops" Really Don't

I don't "support the troops" or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here's what I do support: I support them coming home.

by Michael Moore

I don't support the troops, America, and neither do you. I am tired of the ruse we are playing on these brave citizens in our armed forces. And guess what -- a lot of these soldiers and sailors and airmen and Marines see right through the bullshit of those words, "I support the troops!," spoken by Americans with such false sincerity -- false because our actions don't match our words. These young men and women sign up to risk their very lives to protect us -- and this is what they get in return:


6. And you know, the beautiful thing about all this "support" you and I have been giving the troops -- they feel this love and support so much, a record number of them are killing themselves every single week. In fact, there are now more soldiers killing themselves than soldiers being killed in combat (323 suicides in 2012 through November vs. about 210 combat deaths). Yes, you are more likely to die by your own hand in the United States military than by al Qaeda or the Taliban. And an estimated eighteen veterans kill themselves each day, or one in five of all U.S. suicides -- though no one really knows because we don't bother to keep track. Now, that's what I call support! These troops are really feeling the love, people! Lemme hear you say it again: "I support the troops!" Louder! "I SUPPORT THE TROOPS!!" There, that's better. I'm sure they heard us. Don't forget to fly our flag, wear your flag lapel pin, and never, ever let a service member pass you by without saying, "Thank you for your service!" I'm sure that's all they need to keep from putting a bullet in their heads. Do your best to keep your "support" up for the troops because, God knows, I certainly can't any longer.

I don't "support the troops" or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here's what I do support: I support them coming home. I support them being treated well. I support peace, and I beg any young person reading this who's thinking of joining the armed forces to please reconsider. Our war department has done little to show you they won't recklessly put your young life in harm's way for a cause that has nothing to do with what you signed up for. They will not help you once they've used you and spit you back into society. If you're a woman, they will not protect you from rapists in their ranks. And because you have a conscience and you know right from wrong, you do not want yourself being used to kill civilians in other countries who never did anything to hurt us. We are currently involved in at least a half-dozen military actions around the world. Don't become the next statistic so that General Electric can post another record profit -- while paying no taxes -- taxes that otherwise would be paying for the artificial leg that they've kept you waiting for months to receive.

I support you, and will try to do more to be there for you. And the best way you can support me -- and the ideals our country says it believes in -- is to get out of the military as soon as you can and never look back.



Appalachian Kids Give Science Lesson to President Obama

Jimmy Fallon: Republicans told Reid that if he does eff himself-they won't pay for his contraception

Comedian Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday found material in the exchange that reportedly occurred between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) during tense fiscal cliff negotiations.

According to a report published in Politico, Boehner said "go fuck yourself" to Reid in response to a scathing floor address by the senior senator from Nevada last Friday.

"Then on top of that, Republicans told Reid that if he does eff himself, they won't pay for his contraception," Fallon said during the opening monologue of his NBC show, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

Watch the joke, which comes around the 1:30 mark:


Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Into Law (in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday night via autopen)

Source: Talking Points Memo

Obama Signs Fiscal Cliff Bill Into Law


President Obama signed H.R. 8, the "American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012," a bipartisan bill to avert the so-called fiscal cliff in Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday night via autopen, the White House announced.

Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-signs-fiscal-cliff-bill-into-law?ref=fpb
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