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Hey Tea Party, Cuban Protesters in Miami Can’t Spell, Either

But then, English is their second language. What’s your excuse again? Oh yeah, now I remember.

Memo to Dick Cheney: George Washington Ordered Execution As Penalty for Torturing Prisoners
Washington: 'Should [punishment for torture] extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt '

During a recent interview, former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney proudly assumed responsibility for the U.S. government’s program of torturing prisoners in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. “I’d do it again in a minute,” Cheney asserted. Cheney is undoubtedly emboldened by the fact that there is no chance that he, the president he served or […]

Wealth Gap Is Now Largest on Record

More evidence that Pres. Obama is terrible at being a socialist:

This is Going to Piss Off Ted Cruz’s Dad

Not to mention little Marco Rubio. But America’s policy toward Cuba makes no sense, and these reforms are long overdue. There will be a hew and cry from the old guard in Miami, from FOX, and from the far rightwing, but since when have they been on the sensible side of issues?

The Terrorists Are Winning: Polls Find Growing Support for America As a Torture State

In its report on the torturing of terrorist suspects by the U.S. government during the Bush-Cheney administration, the Senate Intelligence Committee revealed a long list of abuses: Detainees were forced to stand on broken limbs for hours, kept in complete darkness, deprived of sleep for up to 180 hours, sometimes standing, sometimes with their arms […]

There Are (at Least) 23 Good Reasons Why Jeb Bush Should Not Run for President

Jeb Bush has made his intentions about running for the high office his father and brother occupied. Mother Jones magazine offers a scathing list of 23 reasons he should probably reconsider. As the magazine puts it: “From questionable business dealings to allegations of philandering, the former Florida governor’s past is an opposition researcher’s dream.”

Forbes: ‘Obama Outperforms Reagan On Jobs, Growth And Investing’

From Forbes:

Obama Hijacks the Show but Colbert Report Pulls No Punches

The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video Archive If you missed it, watch the revamped segment Colbert calls, “The Word,” but which Obama called, “The Decree.” The president out-deadpans the deadpanner himself.

Orion: Another Triumph of Red, White & Blue American Socialism

Sorry, government-haters, but yesterday was a big day for NASA, the government’s space-exploration department, which successfully launched and recovered its new Orion spacecraft. According to NASA, the craft was sent into a brief orbit “atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket Dec. 5 at 7:05 a.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 37 at […]

Flashback 1992: Rush Limbaugh Calls Chelsea Clinton, Age 12, the “White House Dog”
He's worth $400 mil today, which means Liz Lauten has a lucrative career ahead of her as a Limbaugh wannabe

Here is hope for the tens of people who are worried about the future of Liz Lauten, who was fired as communications director for tea party congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee yesterday because of a rant she posted on Facebook in which she called Pres. Obama’s daughters, Sasha, age 16, and Malia, age 13, classless […]