Friday, January 11, 2013

Cheap shots 1/11

When Dick Armey confessed to Media Matters how corrupt his old employers at FreedomWorks were, with their advertising-for-editorial swaps with Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and all, what on earth did he have in mind? Was it repentance for a wicked life? Did Jesus tell him to do it, or the ghost of George Washington? Is David Brock guiding him on the leftward lurch? ("I used to think I was born conservative, Dick, like I had no choice, but I've learned that it can be cured.")

Uh, no. Turns out (via Steve Benen) he thought he was talking to L. Brent Bozell III of the Media Research Center. Apparently in the wingnut welfare world you can say anything you want and then (as mistermix says) there are editors to fix it up for you if you say anything incautious. Poor old chap!

Image from DiveBuddy.
Après nous le déluge, and tornados too, not to mention dust bowls, starvation, and of course radiation sickness:
WAMU reports (via ThinkProgress):
State Sen. Dick Saslaw does not mince words about his support for uranium mining. A Northern Virginia Democrat who is also the Senate minority leader, Saslaw says burying the radioactive byproduct known as tailings underground should be a solution to environmental concerns. And he says he can’t be concerned about what might happen 100 [years] from now.
What about 10,000 years from now? I’m not going to be here,” Saslaw says. “I can’t ban something because of something that might happen 500 or 1,000 years from now.
These are the guys who are always telling us how we mustn't burden our grandchildren with debt. Now you know how much they really care about the little tykes.
Eric Bolling doesn't end it all. From Mediaite.
And then there's Eric Bolling, not the least daunted after last week's colorful New Year's suicide attempt:
Fox News host Eric Bolling on Wednesday accused some schools of “pushing the liberal agenda” for teaching an algebra lesson about the distributive property.
During a segment about “indoctrination in schools,” Bolling reminded viewers of a 2009 video of children chanting, “Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Barack Hussein Obama,” which outraged conservatives at the time.
“But even worse is the way some textbooks are pushing the liberal agenda,” the Fox News host explained, pointing to an algebra worksheet that Scholastic says gives students “[i]nsight into the distributive property as it applies to multiplication.”
Raw Story (
Just wait till the kids learn about the associative property, that's where unions come from, and the commutative property that lets all the criminals out of jail! (And hey Eric, this link's for you!)

Oye Cuomo va! The Times reported,
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who spent his first two years in office establishing himself as a fiscal conservative, turned left in his third annual address to the Legislature, and sought to reclaim the state’s progressive mantle.
No kidding! His voice on the radio this morning wandered into Magical Mario territory, as he questioned how many bullets anybody needs to shoot a deer, and he was calling for a rise in the minimum wage, and a billion dollars for affordable housing, and money to expand the use of solar power, and all kinds of things that I can actually approve of. And the Andrew of the past two years, who sounded like a hedge-fund manager, nowhere to be seen. I hope this lasts.
Just heard about the lasagna. (Rembrandt, ca. 1633,  Städel Museum Frankfurt; from The Schwartzlist.)
Food writer Patricia Wells:
I don't know anyone who doesn't fall on his knees at the thought of a luscious golden roast chicken paired with a crusty potato gratin and a sip of a fragrant red Volnay, from Burgundy. (Simply French: Patricia Wells Presents the Cuisine of Joël Robuchon, 1991)
She didn't know all that many people in those days, but it was a lively crowd, as they contemplated the menu, even the cynics among them whipping off their hats, while the true believers, prostrating themselves, covered the floor.

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