Author - JumpyPants

Wingnuts

Santelli

Jon Stewart deserves a Pulitzer Prize for last night's show. That's a fact. But Jim Cramer deserves some sort of kudos for taking it like a man. Put another way: where the crap is Rick Santelli? Why is Santelli being such a coward? After all, Santelli is the patron saint of this whole ridiculous...

Republican Party

Lying Liar

Michele Bachmann on FOX Business Network: I took a pledge in my own district. I have not taken earmarks in the last three years that I have been in Congress because the system is so corrupt. And... WHOOPS! Bachmann requested $3,767,600 in earmarks in 2008. 2008 is within the last three years, yes?

The Media

Stewart vs. Cramer

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Open Thread

Prime Time Thread

Open thread for mocking the constant variety of cable news hackery and whatever else you want to discuss. Tonight! Our own Elvis Dingeldein is hosting his first ever Blog Talk Radio show tonight at 11 p.m. EDT. Listen here. Huzzah!

Economy

Sending It Back

The Republicans are acting like they really don't need the votes. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) will announce today that he is blocking the state from accepting $550 million for expanded unemployment benefits as part of the federal stimulus package.

Quote

Doof Quote of the Day

"But after September 11, having been hit once, how could we take a chance that Saddam might not strike again?" —Ari Fleischer on Hardball last night.

Republican Party

Steele Backpedals Again

After suggesting in GQ that abortion was an individual choice, Michael Steele is once again backpedaling: I am pro-life, always have been, always will be. I tried to present why I am pro life while recognizing that my mother had a ‘choice’ before deciding to put me up for adoption. I thank her...

Iraq

WTF?

Is Eric Shinseki insane? Wrong, wrong, wrong. I can't describe how wrong this is -- in so many ways.

Rush Limbaugh

Not To Be A Downer, But…

All of these Rush Limbaugh billboard slogans really aren't good. If they seriously want to mock Limbaugh in his home town, be bold about it. Use the slogan: "Limbaugh Knows Failure." Then show a giant pile of drugs. Or a stack of divorce papers. Or a draft deferment. Or a Viagra tablet. Or all of...

Far-right Intellectual Violence

Fantasies of a Wingnut

The Pajamas Media website is always good for some terrifically self-satirical wingnuttery. This wingnut wrote a blog entry in which he accuses President Obama of: 1) Having a radical agenda. 2) Spending hundreds of billions of dollars on things we can't afford. And don't freak out: 3) Incompetence...

Radio Show

Radio Show!

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Republican Party

Farewell, Mr. Steele

The latest issue of GQ: GQ: Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion? MICHAEL STEELE: Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice. Wow. Well that does it. Michael Steele's chairmanship won't last through April.

Morning Joe

You Are In So Much Trouble, Jon Stewart

Joe Scarborough is going to totally write an open letter to Arianna Huffington in which he complains that Stewart said bad and mean (yet true) things about him on the Huffington Post (sort of). And then you'll be sorry, Jon Stewart. Because Joe Scarborough is all about civilized discourse -- ie...