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bastard.logic: The Original Torture Memos

FLASH: Idaho State Sen. tables bill mandating the torture of Idaho youth en masse. No, srsly:

Coeur d’Alene Sen. John Goedde, chairman of the Idaho Senate’s Education Committee, introduced legislation Tuesday to require every Idaho high school student to read Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” and pass a test on it to graduate from high . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The Original Torture Memos

bastard.logic: IOKIYAR to Infinity.

Ok, so I know IOKIYAR is (and has been for ages) SOP in DC. Still, the manner in which the Village took Rosengate oh-so seriously (and turned it up TO ELEVEN) but is now suddenly backpeddling re: The Nuge’s semi-coherent call for Obama’s assassination (gosh, campaign surrogates sure do say the darndest things!*) is . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: IOKIYAR to Infinity.

bastard.logic: Today In The Annals of Stupid Backlash Tricks

Flash: Aggrieved Daily Caller Ex-College Republican thumbsucker (is there any other kind?) has a megasad cuz his bike was stolen (if stats hold true, by a blackity-blackblack black kid!), causing him to boldly and ham-fistedly declare:

“I am Derbyshire! (Burp.)”

Roy Edroso:

Judge must be over 30 by now, but apparently he’s never been robbed . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Today In The Annals of Stupid Backlash Tricks

bastard.logic: Meet the NEW New Civil Rights Movement (Fox News Stylez)

Hey, remember when Faux News used to merely employ dog whistles in its race-baiting wingnut agit-prop?

Good times.

Now they rock Les Paul Customs plugged into Marshall stacks that go to eleven (TO ELEVEN):

A Fox Orlando affiliate decribed Neo-Nazis as “a civil rights group” on a television broadcast and online. The group of Neo-Nazis, . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Meet the NEW New Civil Rights Movement (Fox News Stylez)

bastard.logic: Obama’s Citizenship & Race: Separated at Birth?

It never ceases to amaze me how eager some white liberals are to divorce race from political analysis when it comes to Obama. Bob Somerby of the Daily Howler (who seems to have settled nicely into his blogospheric role as … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Obama’s Citizenship & Race: Separated at Birth?

bastard.logic: Two Minutes Hate for Turkey (Hiss! Spit!)

by matttbastard Via John Cole: The Murdoch Street Journal sounds the battle cry as Outer Wingnuttia declares war on the declining Turkish Republic (the biggest BFF breakup since Paris & Nicole deleted each other from their respective Sidekicks): Israeli special forces … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Two Minutes Hate for Turkey (Hiss! Spit!)

bastard.logic: Rand Paul Parties Like It’s 1964

by matttbastard Belated congratulations to newly-minted Kentucky GOP Senate candidate and latest Tea Party ubermensch of the moment Rand ‘Son of Ron’ Paul, for defeating the establishment candidate with Chuck Norris round-house kicks a well-fought insurgent primary campaign. Why, It’s enough to make … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Rand Paul Parties Like It’s 1964

bastard.logic: Rima Fakih’s Trojan Bikini

by matttbastard Sometimes it takes well over a thousand words to highlight the absurdity of the viral xenophobia that periodically sweeps over the more Islamophobic denziens of Outer Wingnuttia. This time it would (at first) appear that a mere picture will suffice: Of course, as Echidne … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Rima Fakih’s Trojan Bikini

bastard.logic: The Last Post I Will Ever Write About Ann Coulter (Except for Cynical SEO Purposes)

by matttbastard (Photo: Rockinon2009, Flickr) Well, well, well (h/t Sabina Becker): First, contrary to what Coulter seems to suggest in a brief phone interview with Macleans.ca scribe Colby Cosh, it was not the police who “shut it down.” I spoke with Ottawa Police Services … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: The Last Post I Will Ever Write About Ann Coulter (Except for Cynical SEO Purposes)

bastard.logic: Choosy Moms Choose Teleprompter

by matttbastard Much like wealth redistribution, she was for it before she was against it. (Read Katrina vanden Heuvel on ‘Palinland’, and then try your goddamndest to not give Palin’s latest scorchingly stupid [yet unfortunately all-too-effective] PR offensive any more … Continue reading . . . → Read More: bastard.logic: Choosy Moms Choose Teleprompter