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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:56 AM

7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox Wants a Royalty Check From Colbert?

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/7-demented-right-wing-moments-week-fox-wants-royalty-check-colbert



1. Antonin Scalia: Torturing convicts is a no-go, but torturing suspects is A-OK.

Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was asked this week by the BBC about the CIA’s fully exposed use of torture in the years after the 9/11 attacks, and he found, shall we say, some rather interesting hairs to split.

2. Fox Newsian: No fair. Colbert got rich off of our idiocy.

A shocking outbreak of truthiness and Christmas spirit occurred on Fox News on Friday. The Five gang was sitting around acknowledging that Colbert’s finale was pretty darn impressive. Among the things they marveled at was Henry Kissinger’s presence on the show and Kareem Abdul Jabar’s height.

3. Ann Coulter: Women who are raped just want attention.

Ann Coulter says she does not know anyone who has been raped. Odd, isn’t it. You’d think she’d be the warm and fuzzy female friend many a woman would turn to after a traumatizing event. Last week, the conservative radio personality appeared on the Lars Larson Show and asserted that the whole campus rape thing is an invented problem, and the Rolling Stone story proves it.

4. Fox Business Newsian: Elizabeth Warren is the devil.

Melissa Francis needs to get a grip. The Faux Business host promised that Wall Street will devote all of its resources to defeat its arch nemesis Elizabeth Warren should the reform-minded Massachusetts senator decide to run for president. They will do this, Francis says, because bankers and traders believe Warren is “actually the devil.” Yes, actually. And she agrees with those bankers and traders. “I mean, without question, Elizabeth Warren is the devil,” she said.

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Reply 7 Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week: Fox Wants a Royalty Check From Colbert? (Original post)
xchrom Dec 2014 OP
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #1
xchrom Dec 2014 #2
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #3
Post removed Dec 2014 #5
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #11
msanthrope Dec 2014 #13
marble falls Dec 2014 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Dec 2014 #15
Agnosticsherbet Dec 2014 #12
Fortinbras Armstrong Dec 2014 #4
Martin Eden Dec 2014 #6
daleanime Dec 2014 #9
Ineeda Dec 2014 #17
Martin Eden Dec 2014 #18
daleanime Dec 2014 #19
Enthusiast Dec 2014 #7
Dustlawyer Dec 2014 #8
daleanime Dec 2014 #10
zeemike Dec 2014 #16

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:14 AM

1. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch!

Thank you, xchrom.

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:19 AM

2. ...

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:26 AM

3. K&R

 

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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:21 AM

11. how. dare. you....Thespian2

Sensible beings rape wisely?

Rape is a matter of aesthetics?

Rape is a compliment?

The worst insult FOR A WOMAN is that she's. NOT WORTHY OF RAPE?

What kind of crown do you think men wear, anyway?

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:37 AM

13. Proud to be on this jury......

 

On Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:25 AM an alert was sent on the following post:

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5987776

REASON FOR ALERT

This post is disruptive, hurtful, rude, insensitive, over-the-top, or otherwise inappropriate.

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You served on a randomly-selected Jury of DU members which reviewed this post. The review was completed at Sun Dec 21, 2014, 07:35 AM, and the Jury voted 6-1 to HIDE IT.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE
Explanation: Mixed feelings on this one...the poster probably thought they were being funny or clever when in fact they looked stupid...But not willing to hide for being stupid.
Juror #2 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Jeebus Christ....did you take a wrong turn at DI and end up here?
Juror #3 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Over the top and around the bend. The stuff banning is woven from. MIRT?
Juror #4 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: No explanation given
Juror #5 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: "What sensible human being would want to rape"???? I presume the person who wrote this thinks rapists pick their targets based on some sexual attraction; and are "sensible"? Seriously? I guess that explains rape as a weapon of war, as a weapon of torture as reported in the torture report, prison rape? What kind of person even thinks something like that?
Juror #6 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: Rape is not a matter of sensibility. this is a really horrid post.
Juror #7 voted to HIDE IT
Explanation: "Want to rape"? As if someone wanting to rape a woman is bestowing some sort of honor?

Thank you very much for participating in our Jury system, and we hope you will be able to participate again in the future.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:43 AM

14. Proud to have been on this jury, too. It may have been "a joke", but rape has no funny component.

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Response to msanthrope (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:46 AM

15. thanks!

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Response to Post removed (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:31 AM

12. Rape is not about desire or looks. It is about power, domination, and subjugation of women.

You appear to have zero understanding about the nature of rape.

You seem to share you apparent lack of understanding concerning Rape with Ann.

You should consider apologizing for turning rape into a joke and a political comment.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:46 AM

4. I will repeat here what I posted as a comment on Alternet

I would suggest that Justice Scalia acquaint himself with the case of Brown vs. Mississippi, 297 U.S. 278 (1936).

Raymond Stuart, a white planter, was murdered on March 30, 1934. Arthur Ellington, Ed Brown and Henry Shields, three black tenant farmers, were arrested for his murder. At the trial, the prosecution's principal evidence was the defendants' confessions to police officers. During the trial, however, prosecution witnesses freely admitted that the defendants confessed only after being subjected to brutal whippings by the officers. One of the deputies testified

with reference to the whipping of the defendant Ellington, and in response to the inquiry as to how severely he was whipped, the deputy stated, 'Not too much for a negro; not as much as I would have done if it were left to me.'

Chief Justice Hughes, speaking for a unanimous court, summed up with "It would be difficult to conceive of methods more revolting to the sense of justice than those taken to procure the confessions of these petitioners, and the use of the confessions thus obtained as the basis for conviction and sentence was a clear denial of due process."

So gosh, Mr. Scalia, there is a legal precedent saying you can't torture suspects. Perhaps if you knew something about constitutional law, you would have known this.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:53 AM

6. Cheny/Bush torturers were not interested in obtaining convictions

They were looking for intel, and it didn't matter a whole lot whether it was good intel as long as it could be used to support their case for invading Iraq.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:16 AM

9. Not trying to sound like a jerk.....

But it wasn't Intel they wanted, it was an excuse. Something they could use as political cover. To allow it to be called Intel buys into their scheme and helps them out.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:10 AM

17. Agree. Additionally

it was punitive -- plain and simple sadism, and they took great pleasure in it.

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Response to daleanime (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:46 AM

18. Depends how you define "intel"

I thought I was pretty clear in pointing out the illegitimacy of their usage.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:44 PM

19. Whatever definition you use.....

it makes it easier for those who want to use the other one. It was never about any kind of 'intel'.

And, yes you were, but these rats deserve no wiggle room.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:07 AM

7. Excellent post. I would remind you that Scalia is the Louie Gohmert of the supreme court.

He knows little outside of his tight ideological world.

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Response to Fortinbras Armstrong (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:07 AM

8. Scalia doesn't care! He just doesn't care.

I would like to also comment that Rolling Stone should do a huge, in-depth story on campus rape, military rape, office sexual harassment, and whatever I have left out concerning the subject of rape. We all knew that pieces of shit like Coulter would use RS's monumental screw up to say that there is not a rape problem and that women are making this up. The story needs to be impeachable, thorough, and graphic! This is what they should do to make up for their fustercluck!

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Response to Dustlawyer (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:18 AM

10. Very good idea.....

that every one would sent to the Rolling Stone.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:56 AM

16. What, you could only come up with 7?

Must not watch much TV then.

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