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Stories to Watch: 11/26/12.

The homophobic National Organization for Marriage warns against actually knowing any gay people. If you know gay people, you might think they deserve rights and then all hell breaks loose.


Rick Santorum answers the complete lack of enthusiasm for Rick Santorum by leaving the door open for another presidential run.


In response to a nightmarish Bangladeshi replay of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire, Fox News hits an unforgivable new low. These people are garbage.


Walmart makes an appearance in the aforementioned Bangladeshi tragedy.


Also in Fox’s alternative reality: the “War on Men”.


Still more from down the Fox News rabbit hole: THE UN IS GOING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR INTERNETS! You’ve got to wonder why their audience never notices this horseshit never actually pans out. Some people want to be fooled, I guess.


And speaking of media and chumps; media chumps get punked by a fake Google press release.


Climate talks in Qatar aim to help poor nations fight global warming.


America to Washington: “Soak the rich!


At this point, it’s just a reminder and a public service announcement, but Mitch McConnell is a liar. And while we’re on the subject, can we stop calling them “whoppers” or “fibs?” These are adults we’re talking about, not delightfully naughty children. These are lies. They are liars. Yes, it upsets people to be called liars. And that’s the whole freakin’ point.


Surprising no one, Chris Christie will run for another term as Governor of New Jersey. After throwing Romney under the bus, Christie’s approvals are now 77% — so he’d be a fool not to.


Finally, Thom Hartmann and his producer Sam Sacks make an excellent analogy; i.e., Black Friday = The Hunger Games. Really a great — if disturbing — point.


[photo via Reuters]

Killing Big Bird isn’t a new idea. Republicans have been trying for years now.

cognitivedissonance:

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kazecat:

XD

Yep.

he was the least ridiculous. and he’s pretty fucking ridiclous

Mitt Romney was the least fucking ridiculous person the Republican Party could offer for this election.

Let that sink in.

I feel like he reined it just to get through the primary. Now he’s all like, “I’M THE NOMINEE HOMESLICE! I’M GONNA SAY WHAT I WANT!”

Then he does the Macarena and talks about how he wishes he were Latino.

True facts, y’all.

Seriously. I got nothing else.

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Pro-life? Family values? Bullshit on both counts.

The New Civil Rights Movement:

Brittney Leon and Terri-Ann Simonelli, a pregnant same-sex couple, went to a Las Vegas hospital where they were told their legal domestic partnership was invalid, as far as the hospital was concerned. Hours later, after being “emotionally upset” over their treatment, Brittney Leon, the pregnant mother, lost their baby. Nevada has banned same-sex marriage, but a 2009 Nevada law makes domestic partnerships equivalent to marriage, yet Spring Valley Hospital’s official policy is that same-sex couples must secure a power of attorney in order to be able to make medical decisions for each other, or even to be notified of the staus of their loved one.

“I am usually a big fighter. But I was so emotionally upset. It was a very bad day for us,” Simonelli told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  “We went there thinking we had the state’s backing, and then we were told we were wrong. It didn’t matter that we were registered domestic partners.

“It should matter.”

According to the Review-Journal:

A woman who identified herself as public relations representative at Spring Valley Hospital told a Review-Journal reporter in a phone interview that the hospital policy requires gay couples have power of attorney in order to make medical decisions for each other .

When asked if she was aware of Nevada’s domestic partnership law, she accused the reporter of bias and hung up the telephone.

That’s a conservative all right; facts are “bias.” Up is down, left is right, hot is cold — and hate is a “Christian value.”

The report goes on to say that Spring Valley is owned by Universal Health Services and that Universal Health is a Rick Santorum-connected nightmare:

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) has become a top-tier candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in recent weeks by appealing to evangelical voters as a man steeped in family values and his Christian faith. From 2007 to 2011, however, Santorum served on the board of directors of Universal Health Services Inc., a large hospital chain which racked up dozens of allegations of abuse during that time — including everything from rape to suicide attempts allowed by neglect to murder.

Over the years, states have barred children from attending UHS facilities over safety concerns and the feds have put UHS on their radar. Department of Justice lawyers have filed two lawsuits accusing the chain of fraudulent activities. One lawsuit settled for $27.5 million. Another suit still pending in federal court in Virginia centers on a facility called Keystone Marion Youth Center.

The facility, located in Marion, Va., is a residential treatment center for troubled boys with mental-health issues. The majority of patients come from states’ child-welfare and juvenile-justice systems. The center promises stability, schooling, and clinically-approved therapies. It was also approved to accept Medicaid patients.

It did not have approval to perform an “exorcism.”

The kids got exorcised anyway, because because this sort of witch doctor crap is what passes for science on the right. If there’s any justice in the world, Leon and Simonelli will sue Spring Valley and win a judgement so large that they own it.

Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day was not created by Chick-fil-A.

Chick-fil-A executive vice president of marketing Steve Robinson — Chick-fil-A Wants Nothing To Do With Mike Huckabee’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day— Washington Whispers (via usnews)

They’d also like Rick Santorum to stop Googling them.

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jamesurbaniak:

I’m trying here, folks.

jamesurbaniak:

I’m trying here, folks.

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cognitivedissonance:

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ipsadixit:

I weep in joy

“I may not say the n-word all the time, but I do say it a lot of the time.”

BOOM

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stfuconservatives:

“…the white people don’t seem very happy for them.”

PS: Those are seriously, like, for real, shots from an actual Santorum ad.

“I’m Rick Santorum, and I facepalmed this message.”

I’m Rick Santorum, and I faceplamed this messag

In regard to this.

Mitt Romney thinks America would be stronger if gay people didn’t raise kids, and four other reasons to be glad you didn’t watch the ABC News New Hampshire GOP debate.

1). Mitt Romney Can’t Defend Being a Job Cremator – After being attacked by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich for making his fortune by killing jobs, Mitt Romney stuck to and doubled down on his claim that he created 100,000 net jobs while at Bain, but Paul Krugman and The Washington Post already have debunked this claim.

2). When Given A Chance To Discuss Racist Newsletters, Ron Paul Rants On The Drug War- When Ron Paul was asked about racist news letters that went out under his name 20 years ago, he didn’t answer the question, or talk about his own feelings on race. Instead, he went the Glenn Beck route and claimed that Martin Luther King was his hero, and then pivoted to a rant about how real racism is found in the judicial system, and how war hurts minorities more than whites. While those are both good points, Dr. Paul had a chance to put this to bed in front of a national TV audience, who may not want to look up his previous answers to this question, and instead dodged the question.

3). Mitt Romney Claims America Is Better Off When Gays Don’t Raise Kids – As the candidates debated a question from a viewer that asked what they would tell gay people who want to build loving committed relationships with one another, Mitt Romney tried to walk the line between being a moderate and appealing to gay hating right. Romney finally said that America is better off when children in this country are raised by a man and a woman. Romney even went as far as to claim that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to get married, but they should be allowed to enter into “contracts” with each other.

4). Rick Perry Wants To Send Troops Back To Iraq Right Now- The other Republican candidates refused to commit to sending troops back to Iraq right away, but a desperate Rick Perry said he would, “send troops back into Iraq, because I will tell you I think we start talking with the Iraqi individuals there, the idea that we allow the Iranians to come back into Iraq and take over that country with all of the treasure both in blood and money that we have spent in Iraq because this president wants to kowtow to his liberal leftist base and move out those men and women.” (That’s just what this race has been missing an extreme blood thirsty war monger).

5). Mitt Romney Lies About The Benefits Of His Tax Plan For The Middle Class- Mitt Romney was doing the best he could to sell his Bush tax cut on steroids plan to the middle class by actually claiming that his plan would provide tax relief to the middle class, but according to Mother Jones, “ For the 95% of us who earn less than $100,000, his plan is almost laughably tilted toward the plutocrat set. There’s just no way for him to pretend that he really cares about the middle class. But for the plutocrat set itself, his plan seems downright miserly compared to the rest of the GOP field.

YouTube playlist encapsulating the Republican candidates’ thinking about black people. Using their actual statements.

2012 Republican Presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum have made comments leading up to the Iowa Caucus regarding race (the Dream Act, Civil Rights and an assumption regarding welfare respectively).

Santorum: ‘Africa Was A Country On The Brink’

Some high points:

6:29 Newt Gingrich says something about Nazis and Islam and Reagan.

6:39 Rick Santorum comes out on national TV in the hopes of getting the Log Cabin Republican vote.

6:42 Paul refuses to stop Santorum’s bleeding on the grounds that it would be government interference.

6:50: Perry kicks Romney in the balls. Romney looks puzzled.

7: 15 Ron Paul has apparently died of natural causes.