Karl Rove Melts Down on National Television November 5th, 2012
Maddow then played a clip of Karl Rove contesting Fox News’ call that Obama won the state of Ohio, and therefore the presidency on Tuesday night. She then launched into a rant which can only be described as epic for comprehensively denouncing every conspiracy theory that cropped up during the 2012 election cycle. She said:
“Ohio really did go to President Obama last night, he really did win. He really was born in Hawaii, and he really is, legitimately, president of the United States again. And The Bureau of Labor Statistics did not make up a fake unemployment rate last month. And the Congressional Research Service really can find no evidence that cutting taxes on rich people grows the economy. And the polls were not skewed to oversample Democrats. And Nate Silver was not making up fake projections about the election to make conservatives feel bad. Nate Silver was doing math.
And climate change is real. And rape really does cause pregnancy sometimes. And evolution is a thing! And Benghazi was an attack on us, it was not a scandal by us. And nobody is taking away anyone’s guns. And taxes have not gone up. And the deficit is dropping, actually. And Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction. And the moon landing was real. And FEMA is not building concentration camps. And UN election observers are not taking over Texas. And moderate reforms of the regulations on the insurance industry and the financial services industry in this country are not the same thing as communism.”
Maddow said that the Republicans “got shellacked” Tuesday night in a way that conservatives did not see coming because of what Maddow called their “vacuum-sealed, door-locked spin cycle of telling each other what makes them feel good.”
“Unless they are going to secede,” Maddow added, “they are going to need to pop the factual bubble they have been so happy living inside if they do not want to get shellacked again…Come on guys, we’re counting on you.”
“I am doing everything I can to help Mitt Romney be the NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE USA!!!!!! I made this commercial for him and am hoping that he will approve it. But so far his campaign has not gotten back to me. If enough people see this video, maybe he will return my calls!”
Marie Antoinette baptised Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna (or Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna); 2 November 1755 – 16 October 1793), born an archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. She was the fifteenth and penultimate child of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Empress Maria Theresa.
In April 1770, on the day of her marriage to Louis-Auguste, Dauphin of France, she became Dauphine of France. Marie Antoinette assumed the title of Queen of France and of Navarre when her husband, Louis XVI of France, ascended the throne upon the death of Louis XV in May 1774. After seven years of marriage, she gave birth to a daughter, Marie-Thérèse Charlotte, the first of four children.
Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people generally came to dislike her, accusing “L’Autrichienne” (meaning the Austrian (woman) in French) of being profligate, promiscuous,and of harboring sympathies for France’s enemies, particularly Austria, her country of origin. The Diamond Necklace incident further ruined her reputation. Although she was completely innocent in this affair, she became known as Madame Déficit.
The royal family’s flight to Varennes had disastrous effects on French popular opinion, Louis XVI was deposed and the monarchy abolished on 21 September 1792; the royal family was subsequently imprisoned at the Temple Prison. Eight months after her husband’s execution, Marie Antoinette was herself tried, convicted by the Convention for treason to the principles of the revolution, and executed by guillotine on 16 October 1793.
Even after her death, Marie Antoinette is often considered to be a part of popular culture and a major historical figure, being the subject of several books, films and other forms of media. Some academics and scholars have deemed her frivolous and superficial, and have attributed the start of the French Revolution to her; however, others have claimed that she was treated unjustly and that views of her ought be more sympathetic.
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You just gotta love The Onion – They really nailed this one !
I voted this morning in the most important presidential race in my lifetime.
I haven’t been ranting on this blog about the complex feelings that I have been having over the last 2 months, as the presidential race turning into a pageant of slime and cynicism – but it has been affecting me on a deep emotional level that I would have never thought possible.
I have been a Slashdot fan for a while now, and these guys are just a STITCH. Sometimes they get going on a riff and the results are laugh out loud funny.
I am posting this ‘repost’ to illustrate, the link at the bottom will take you to the original material.
Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Friday June 27, @03:12PM
from the new-swimming-holes dept.
phobos13013 writes “Recently released evidence is showing the North Pole ice is melting at the highest rate ever recorded. As a result, the Pole may be completely ice-free at the surface and composed of nothing but open water by September. As reported in September of last year, the Northwest Passage was ice-free for the first time known to man. The implications of this, as well as the causes, are still being debated. Are global warming experts just short-sighted alarmists? Are we heading for a global ice age? Or is the increase in global mean temperature having an effect on our planet?”
The Polar Bears. No place to go any more.
But lack of polar bears is good for seals. screw those polar bears and their radical bear agenda!
But lack of seals is good for cod. screw those seals and their radial seal agenda!
Those seals are not radial! They exhibit bilateral symmetry!
Note: the above is a marine biology joke. If you have not majored in Marine Biology, please go back to college and complete enough courses until the above is funny in context.
Ohhhh yeah… studied Marine Biology have you? Well then… answer me this:
What do Walruses and Tupperware have in common?
…they both like a tight seal!
sorry…last day, won’t be here all week =(
And, plankton take solar energy and convert it into stored food energy.
So, Global Warming = Less Polar Bears = More Seals = Less Cod = More Plankton = More Solar Conversion = Global Cooling!!!!
Who cares if humans get wiped out?
… what does seal taste like?
It’s kind of gamey… like spotted owl and bald eagle….
They live in areas around which, according to the article, have plenty of ice…
Damn…That must be why my freezer keeps growling at me.
No, thats the half eaten carton of Ben and Jerry’s from 1997, clean out your damn fridge..
It’s official. ‘Android’ will be Google’s face in the wireless world. At least I will be able to save on calls to 411.
“At the core, Google is betting that easier consumer access to Internet services from their mobile phones will lead consumers to use its services more—which has been the case with Web access on the personal computer. The open model echoes Google’s announcement last week of OpenSocial technical specifications to be used by social networking sites and software developers creating applications for them.” Wall Street Journal
“Among the handset makers that signed on to Google’s initiative were Taiwan’s HTC Corp., Samsung Electronics Co. and Motorola Inc. Operator partners include Deutsche Telekom AG’s T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel Corp., and Japan’s NTT DoCoMo Inc.”
Impressive line-up of companies.
I found this on YouTube and i thought the piece was fascibating. I am always keeping my eyes open to the opportunity to find and discover a ‘Digital Mona Lisa’
This is not ‘Digital Mona Lisa’, but is a a very interesting collaboration that is worthy of checking out.
A Battles collaboration with celebrated light artists UVA (United Visual Artists), produced by Warp Films (This Is England, Rubber Johnny, Dead Mans Shoes etc.).
Living in a beautiful New England location has many drawbacks, one of them being that the local telcos are so ridiculously backwards, a vestigial tail of days gone by.
For instance, for me to make a phone call 5 miles down the road in the same state, one town over, is a long distance call. Crazy and absurd.
The other thing is boggles the mind are the phone books. Since 5 miles away is a long distance call, I also require an additional phone book to locate businesses in that town. Add this to the fact that I live in a tri-state area, and it shows what is antiquated business model for the Yellow Pages has become. Not for the various companies that publish the Yellow Pages, but for the businesses that pay to advertise in the Yellow Pages. usi
These days, I don’t even bother to call 411 and get charged an absurd $1.50, I use Google. If the business cannot be found on Google, then I find someone else who has what I need. In a tri-state area such as mine, the Yellow Pages are irrelevant, and I begin to understand the power of using Google for my search in a cell phone. That is a service I would even pay for, although, it would have to be far less than $1.50 per search.
Makes me start seeing the potential in having a Google cell phone, or a Google wifi phone. AT&T and Verizon, take a hike !
Well, I have been doing a new blog for outsider art for a client of mine, trying to help their old art gallery space to get found. In doing this research I have now officially graduated to the ‘hard core’ blogging word, embarking on the open source quest using WordPress. In my search for PHP tools to integrate WordPress with Flickr, I stumbled upon Tijs Teulings blog researching the WordPress Theme of Hemingway and Slickr where I clicked onto his link to MyBlogLog. So now I am on that site and see people viewing, I thought I would write this quich post to say “Hello all out there in the MyBlogLog community !