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Name: William Rivers Pitt
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She is not impressed.

I'm sorry...but this is just hilarious.


On edit: I posted this on facebook, and my friend Steve replied, "We built that."

Double Win with extra Win sauce.

We need to break this fucker across our knee. But good.


If there are history books in the future should this prick win - if there is anyone left to write them, and any infrastructure left to print them - they will begin with Mitt Romney at the 2012 convention saying,"President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans." He paused, with a shit-eating smirk on his face, before continuing with, "and to heal the planet."

The groans, shouts, and yowls of contempt were palpable, even in the polite NBC speakers.

"My promise," said The Candidate, "is to help you and your family."

So much for the global crisis staring us in the face.

Thanks, Mitt. You remind me of an old poem. How does it go?

"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair"'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Fuck him.

Let's get this done.

Black CNN Camerawoman Pelted With Peanuts At GOP Convention Speaks Out

Black CNN Camerawoman Pelted With Peanuts At GOP Convention Speaks Out

The black CNN camerawoman who two Republican National Convention attendees threw nuts at earlier this week has spoken out, saying the incident did not surprise her “at all.”

“This is Florida and I’m from the Deep South. You come to places like this, you can count the black people on your hand. They see us doing things they don’t think I should do,” Patricia Carroll, 34, told the Maynard Institute. An Alabama native, Carroll is now based in CNN’s Washington, D.C. bureau.

After the attendees threw nuts at her and said, “This is how we feed animals,” Carroll told colleagues and CNN security about the incident. In a separate interview with Witches’ Brew, Carroll said the incident occurred around 3 p.m. Tuesday. She looked up and saw two men throwing peanuts at her, she said. The head of the delegation of an unidentified state told her the nut-throwers were likely not delegates, according to the Maynard Institute report.

CNN has been “behind me 100 percent,” Carroll said, thanking the network. CNN was initially tight-lipped about the incident, and has declined to provide much detail since. It published a sparse report online, saying there were multiple witnesses to the exchange. Wedneday evening, Wolf Blitzer reported the story on air, calling it “truly shocking.” CNN political analyst Donna Brazile said during the segment that she hopes the two attendees have their convention credentials revoked.

The rest: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/08/cnn-camerawoman-nuts-speaks.php

The Republicans lie? Can't get their facts straight? That's complete bullshit.

They got this one right for sure.

If you read *anything* about last night, read this: Charles P. Pierce is a man on fire.

On RNC Opening Night, Republicans Dare to Build a Lie
Charles P. Pierce

TAMPA, Fla. — It was about halfway through the speech given by Mary Fallin, by the grace of a pitiless god the governor of Oklahoma, where I finally came close to losing it. She rolled herself into this remarkable passage:

The history of my great state of Oklahoma offers a great example of pursuing the American Dream. It was built and settled by pioneers movibe west to seek better lives. During the Great Land Run of 1889, thousands of families rushed to put a stake down on empty plots of land. They built tent cities overnight. They farmed the land and they worked hard. And, in 1897, eight years after the land run, a handful of adventurous pioneers risked their own money — not the federal government's money — to drill Oklahoma's first oil well, the Nellie Johnstone. By doing so, these early-day pioneers changed the future and Oklahoma forever and today Oklahoma is one of the nation's key energy producers and job creators. President Obama wants us to believe that Oklahomans owe that success to the federal government — to the Department Of Energy,to the EPA, to the IRS, or maybe even to him. Mr. President, we know better. As we say in Oklahoma, that dog won't hunt.

Handed in as a seventh-grade history essay, this would get no better than a D. Delivered to the convention of one of our only two political parties, it was perhaps the most singularly dishonest speech I have ever seen a politician give, and I grew up in Massachusetts, and Willard Romney was once my governor. My god, Oklahomans wouldn't even have Oklahoma without the federal government, without the Homestead Act of 1889 or the Railroad Act — both, by the way, achievements of a Republican presidents named Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Harrison. And the land wasn't exactly "empty," Governor. It got emptied by a big-government program called the United States Army. You know what your state would be without the federal government, Governor, without the votes for the legislation from congressmen from the east and north, without the soldiers from New England and the Great Lakes? You know what Oklahoma would be?

Sand, with a whole lot of pissed-off Native Americans.

The rest: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/rnc-tampa-night-one-12158408

A little more confirmation of Shuster's "Feed the animals" report


The CNN official declined to confirm specific details of the incident to TPM but generally confirmed an account posted on Twitter by former MSNBC and Current anchor David Shuster: “GOP attendee ejected for throwing nuts at African American CNN camera woman + saying ‘This is how we feed animals.’”

Why vote for Obama?

Glad you asked.

Convention protesters try to arrest Condi Rice

Source: The Seattle Times

Police in Tampa stopped a dozen anti-war protesters from entering an event attended by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after the group said it intended to arrest her for war crimes.

The protesters from Code Pink carried handcuffs Tuesday and tried to enter a performing arts center. Rice was attending an event in conjunction with the Republican National Convention. They said they wanted to make a citizen's arrest of Rice. She was George W. Bush's National Security Adviser when the Iraq War started in 2003.

Officers told protesters to leave because they were on private property. They went back to the sidewalk and several lay down under sheets made to look like they were blood-splattered.

Read more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2019008516_apuscvnconventionprotestersrice.html

New 'Newsroom' Clip: "Tea Party is the American Taliban" - Amazing.

I am inching ever closer to getting HBO.

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