Some right-wingers seem unable to distinguish Latin from English

As you probably know, the phrase “E Pluribus Unum” appears on most U.S. currency. But if you’re a political wingnut, you might not recognize that phrase as Latin rather than English. Take, for example, THIS SITUATION: The rightist wing of the Republican Party (aka Tea Party) has never been shy about making fools of themselves, particularly with regard to popular culture. An advertisement by Cheerios that featured a biracial family was a recent example of this as the conservative wackos went ballistic over a tweet that...

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Vicious backlash against Bill O’Reilly for supporting immigration bill

When THIS RIGHT-WING WEB SITE reported that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly now favors pending legislation on immigration reform, the reaction from readers was overwhelmingly negative, and some of it was downright nasty. Here’s a sampling  (including original spelling and punctuation): –I’m done with The O’Reilly Factor. I’ve watched The Factor every day for the last 5 years, but I’m done…What happened to “We report. You decide”? What happened to “Fair and Balanced”?...

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How to turn a wingnut (whether lefty or righty) into a moderate

Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein WRITES HERE of a fascinating study conducted by Philip Fernbach and a team of academics at the University of Colorado whereby political extremists are turned into comparative moderates: Their central finding is that if you ask people to explain exactly why they think as they do, they discover how much they don’t know — and they become more humble and therefore more moderate. The study came in four stages. First, people were asked to state their positions on a series of political issues,...

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As stocks hit record high, wingnuts demand Obama’s impeachment for wrecking the stock market

You can’t make up stuff like THIS: Today, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 15,056, an all-time record. For one conservative group, this can only mean one thing: it’s time to impeach President Obama. That was the message Capitol Hill Daily, a conservative publication based out of Baltimore, sent to Citizen United’s listserv today. They accused President Obama of “wreck[ing] the stock market” and asked readers to take a poll about whether he should be impeached as a result. (Snip) When Obama took office on January 20, 2009, the...

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Scandal: Obama was quicker to tweet about Roger Ebert’s death than about Margaret Thatcher’s

The satirical political blog Wonkette REPORTS that certain wingnuts are plowing new ground in the fertile fields of Obamaphobia: Thanks to the completely sane coverage at the “Christian News Service,”we know that the Chicago thug tweeted a brief message in response to the death of fellow Chicago thug Roger Ebert within 30 minutes of the news of Ebert’s death, while it took an unpardonable two hours for the White House to issue a statement in response to the death of Margaret Thatcher. Even worse, the White House Twitter feed did...

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