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- Hubba-Hubba! - Showing their usual strong reading comprehension, Wingnuttia has their panties in a bunch over an academic study:
“We are appalled that the federal government would use taxpayer funds to promote pornography,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media.
Oh, wait. The Popular Romance Project is a study about Romance fiction that “will explore the fascinating, often contradictory origins and influences of popular romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction, taking a global perspective—while looking back across time as far as the ancient Greeks.”
Sounds hot. (Raw Story)
- Integrity! - Arizonastan candidate for Governor State Sen. Al Melvin attributed class warfare statements to Honest Abe in series of tweets on the Twatter machine, except Lincoln never said them:
"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich," one said. "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong."
"You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. POTUS Obama needs to learn from these words."
When pressed later, he said he got the quotes "from a Republican club newsletter." Meh. Close enough. Party of Lincoln, dontcha know. (Livewire)
- Sunday Talkies - See! It was not my imagination that the guests on the Sunday shows are old, white, conservative men. But I lost my bet that Grandpa Walnuts was the most frequent guest: he came in second to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI). The only women to make it onto the shows top list were Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R) and Senatorette Miss Lindsey Graham. (MSNBC)