Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ann Coulter is a moron

On Friday's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Coulter proudly stated that the United States "could run 37 Iraq Wars for what we spend in one year on Social Security."

Here's what we spend in one year on Social Security:

In 2010, total income was $781.1 billion and expenditures were $712.5 billion, which meant a total net increase in assets of $68.6 billion.

We couldn't run the air-conditioning for 37 Iraq Wars for that much.

As a topper, Coulter stuck around for Overtime, and claimed the United States was bombing Egypt.

Why does this woman still appear on television?

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Headline In Search of a Story

The only things missing from this story about Obama doing what they call "opposition research", are the little details of journalism: who, where, what, when & why.

Obama digging up dirt on potential opponent Chris Christie
President Obama's re-election campaign is trying to dig up dirt in the Garden State.

Despite New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's repeated pronouncements that he will not seek the GOP presidential nomination, Obama operatives are compiling a dossier of what they call "opposition research" -- material that could be used to damage Christie if he changes his mind, The Post has learned.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Not reviving the blog, basically just parking a picture here

An ongoing fight between between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has taken a turn for the weird, as several of the president's closest advisers have been arrested and charged with being "magicians" and invoking djinns, or spirits.

from Gawker

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Pakistani ambassador rejected because his name is NSFW in Arabic
Posted By David Kenner Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 4:48 PM Share

Despite having served for years as a distinguished Pakistani diplomat, Akbar Zeb reportedly cannot receive accreditation as Pakistan's ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The reason, apparently, has nothing to do with his credentials, and everything to do with his name -- which, in Arabic, translates to "biggest dick"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Way to go Ohio

Scary video, but very telling. They all identify with Palin, and it's easy to see why - when confronted with a question, they make up their own facts just like she does.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

The beginning of the end of the Republican Party

NY-23 GOPer Scozzafava Suspends Campaign

In a huge development in the NY-23 special election, Republican candidate Dede Scozzafava has announced that she is suspending her campaign, citing an inability to win in light of recent polls and a lack of money -- leaving this race as a vote between Democrat Bill Owens and Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, and a strong message that the Republican Party can no longer nominate moderate candidates, or else face a right-wing revolt.

It's between the Democrats and the Conservatives now! The Republican Party is going the way of the Whigs.

PS - Scozzafava = "the bean shuffles" according to