[Pittman said] "I just don’t think it’s right at all to call Barack Obama a traitor. There’s a lot of things he’s done wrong but he is not a traitor. Not as far as I can tell. I haven’t come across any evidence yet that he has done one thing to harm Kenya."
Ha ha! That's classy, Larry. I'm sure you got a good laugh from the Yeltonesque tinfoil hat wearers in the audience. But you amplified the view of lots of people in the US that NC is a bunch of extremist yahoos. Good luck getting businesses to locate here when they see that nuts like you are running the state.
This morning, the Charlotte Observer editorial board rolled out the five-inch guns on Franklin Graham, calling him out for his ridiculous statements on Sunday's This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
Evangelist Franklin Graham surely must have forgotten the sage advice from a verse in Proverbs, about a fool holding his tongue and "being counted wise."
Otherwise he wouldn't have spouted the nonsense he did Sunday to ABC's Christiane Amanpour, giving huckster real-estate mogul and television personality Donald Trump a thumbs-up as a presidential candidate and repeating the already many times disproven silliness that President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States.
After this haymaker, the Observer keeps punching, flat-out calling Graham's decision to join the "Where's the birth certificate?" crowd "ill-informed" and "irresponsible."
Creationists in Texas will have their heads 'sploding to discover that (gasp!) human beings lived on Lone Star land more than 15,000 years ago, 9,000 years before the earth was even formed! If those suckers had tried living in Skipstamistan, they'd have been put to death for unauthorized time travel.
For a movement which has been the World's Biggest Epic Fail for more than 2 years now, there is much going on among the loathsome Birtherstani pissants ...
Two more birther cases will be dumped by the Supreme Court next month. Orly Taitz is still trying to get her $20,000 back after being sanctioned in federal court in Georgia (though she claims her supporters have already reimbursed her more than half of it), and Phil Berg's Hollister case (sadly no longer involving Phil) has also reached the end of the line. Taitz's case will be denied Jan. 7, and Hollister on Jan. 14 (but we'll have to wait until the following Mondays to read the official orders). In both cases, the government declined to respond and the court didn't request a response, which is the kiss of death in the Supreme Court.
If you do a search for #tcot on twitter, you get a firehose of right-wing extremism and snark. It's not that useful to search #tcot by itself because there is way too much to possibly be able to consume - in the time it takes me to write this sentence there have been over 75 new messages posted.
But if you search a topic or a phrase along with "#tcot" you can get snapshot of what GOP talking points conservative activists are promoting.
I've agreed to start helping Facing South and the Institute for Southern Studies with their online outreach efforts. As many BlueNC readers know, the Institute was started 40 years ago as the research arm of the civil rights movement, and continues in that capacity today by reporting on environmental justice, workers' rights, corporate accountability, and people powered democracy.
Clearly exhibit A in the case that people powered democracy is under assault by corporate money is the rent-a-riot squads that have been attacking town hall events throughout America. Corporate front groups like Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, and the NCGOP have been effective in their defense of the status quo health insurance industry. What can I say? Direct action works, even when practiced by a relatively small number of partisans paid to travel the state.
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