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Un-Aired LOWE'S Commercial for "All-American Muslim"

Another Oops: Perry Says Solar Company Solyndra Is A Country

Source: Think Progress

It’s getting a bit hard to keep track of Gov. Rick Perry’s “oops” moments on the campaign trail. In the last week alone, he’s fumbled the name of a Supreme Court justice, the number of judges on the court, and the age of eligibility to run for president (just as he didn’t know the voting age).

Perry has tumbled so low in the polls his comic displays of ignorance are beginning to avoid notice, but he made another doozy in Iowa yesterday, CNN reports:

While criticizing President Barack Obama for picking winners and losers in the energy industry, he bungled the name of the most famous energy company to go under despite government assistance.

“No greater example of it than this administration sending millions of dollars into the solar industry, and we lost that money,” Perry began. “I want to say it was over $500 million that went to the country Solynda.”

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/green/2011/12/12/387232/another-oops-perry-says-solar-company-solyndra-is-a-country/


So You Want to Buy an Election?

Source: Mother Jones

If you have a ton of cash and a political agenda, it's easier than ever to make powerful friends and influence people. Here's a handy how-to guide to the complex, cash-drenched world of federal campaign finance.


Edit: Whoops... title malfunction!

Rick Perry: ‘I Don’t Have Memorized’ The Names Of All 9 Supreme Court Justices

Source:Think Progress

During a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board on Friday, Rick Perry asserted there were eight justices on the Supreme Court and mispronounced Sonia Sotomayor’s name.

Perry defended his error on Fox News this morning, telling host Chris Wallace that he hasn’t “memorized” the names of all nine Supreme Court justices. He went on to claim that voters “are not looking for a robot that can spit out the name of every Supreme Court justice, someone that is going to be perfect in every way.” Watch the segment:

Perry also admitted that he misspoke about the number of justices, despite his campaign’s insistence yesterday that the use of eight was intentional. As the Des Moines Register reported, the campaign claimed that Perry was referencing “a 1962 case in known as Abington School District v. Schempp where the court ruled that school-sponsored Bible reading is unconstitutional. The vote was eight to one.”


Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Pulls Ad That Blames Women For Getting Date-Raped

Source: Think Progress

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board provoked an enormous backlash by airing ads that tell women who are date-raped that they have only themselves and their friends to blame. The ad was part of a $600,000 campaign aimed at curbing excessive drinking.


The ads send the message that women are not only at fault for getting themselves raped—a societal bias reflected in and re-enforced by too many court decisions—it’s your fault if your friend gets raped, too.


“We feel very strong, and still do, that when we entered the initial discussion about doing a campaign like this it was important to bring the most difficult conversations about over-consumption of alcohol to the forefront and all of the dangers associated with it—date rape being one of these things,” says PLCB spokesperson Stacey Witalec.

“That being said, due to the number of concerns that we heard about that specific ad, and the victims especially that we heard from talking about how the image … made them feel victimized all over again, we felt it was prudent to pull it.”

Read More: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/09/386110/pennsylvania-liquor-control-board-pulls-ad-that-blames-women-for-getting-date-raped/

3 funneh cat videos (embedded version)

I know they have been previously posted, but !

Occuprint: Posters from the #Occupy Movement

More posters and info: http://occuprint.org/

I posted this link once on DU2, but it occurred to me that a donation to this effort would make a cool Christmas gift for fellow liberals/OWS supporters:

As gratitude for any donations you are able to make, we are offering the following thank-you gifts:

* For donations over $10, we will mail you a copy of the Occupied Wall Street Journal OccuPrint edition.

(here is a link to to the posters that are included in this edition: http://occuprint.org/Info/OWSJ)

* For donations over $30, we will also include a tee-shirt, handprinted by the OWS Screenprinting Guild on a quality, equitably produced tee shirt. (You can tell us what size you would prefer, but color and image are up to the printers at the Guild.)

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