You can measure a person by her 'friends'
-Headline of the day-
"Sarah Palin's Facebook 'Friends' Celebrate Ted Kennedy's Death: 'One Less Socialist,' 'Good Riddens.'"
At least they didn't spell Socialist "soshulest."
Sarah herself posted just a short note on the passing of Ted Kennedy; "I would like to extend our sympathies to the Kennedy family as we hear word about the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy. He believed in our country and fought passionately for his convictions."
This drew out the following responses from Paliniacs:
"thank you for maintaining my belief in you as a real american, however this country is now much better off, one less socialist, anti freedom senator."
"Now if we could just talk God into taking Arlin Spector, Harry Reid,and Nancy Pelosi America would be Eutopia!"
"If he makes it into Heaven (& I doubt he will with his stance on abortion) I hope that God makes him babysit all the aborted children for eternity. God have mercy on his soul."
"Ted Kennedy dying has made my day...."
"He cannot fillibuster God. Good ridencance to a sorry person."
"It's about time, we can only hope Pelosi and Ried will be joining him very soon. All 3 of them should be buried in Moscow for whom they work so tirelessly."
There are going on 2,000 of these things at Palin's note. Of course, not all of them are so psychopathic.
So what have we learned about Palin fans? They're mean as hell and are dumbshit idiots who can't spell. In other words, real Americans.
Teabags forever! w00t! (Alternet)
-The birth of a wingnut conspiracy meme-
Forget "death panels" and "death books," Barack Obama is coming to your house with a rusty hedgeclippers and he's going to cut your dick off. It's true. Don't laugh. This is serious. Rush Limbaugh says so.
It's sort of a convoluted story, but rapper Jay-Z got a little pissed off a Limbaugh for being Rush Limbaugh and wrote a song for his new CD with the lyrics, "This ain’t black vs. white, my nigga, we off that. Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back. Tell Rush Limbaugh to get off my balls. It’s 2010, not 1864. We come so far... How’s that for a mix? Got a black president, got green presidents."
Eat your heart out, Emily Dickinson.
Anyway, Rush decided that he had to set the artist straight. "I would remind the rapper Jay-Z, Mr. Z, it is President Obama who wants mandated circumcision," Rush said on his show. "We had that yesterday. That means if we need to save our penises from anybody, it’s Obama."
It's at this point that serious observers wondered what the hell he was talking about -- was Rusty on the drugs again? Turns out that it starts with a piece in the New York Times about the Centers for Disease Control considering promoting male circumcision as a way to fight HIV/AIDS -- keyword: "considering" and "promoting."
This got picked up by FOX News, where it inexplicably became "universal circumcision." Those words weren't used by the CDC or the NYT. No matter. Sounds bad. Like you gotta do it or jackbooted stormtroopers'll bust in your door. FOX likes.
Limbaugh, not content to leave it at FOX's distortion, ran with it and made it "BARACK OBAMA'S GOING TO CUT YOUR WIENER OFF WITH AN EMERY BOARD!" And thus was a new paranoid, right wing conspiracy theory born.
I know what you're thinking; "This is stupid." You're right. It's stupid. That's the wingnutosphere for you. Stupid is what they do. (Mediaite, via reddit)
-Just in case you didn't think he was freakin' insane before-
Anti-abortion nut and founder of Operation Rescue Randall Terry doesn't like the idea of healthcare reform much. See, he thinks it'll kill everybody.
At a town hall event in Virginia, Terry was thrown out for being a lunatic. Here's The Hill on what got him tossed:
The [Rep. James Moran (D-VA)] town hall was the last stop on a 10-city tour for Randall Terry, the anti-abortion activist known for his extreme tactics.
Terry's colleagues put on a skit with a man in an Obama mask pretending to whip a bloodied woman, who kept saying, "Massa, don’t hit me no more. I got the money to kill the babies."
Terry himself dressed in a doctor's lab coat and pretended to stab a woman in a gray wig.
"There’s no way to pay for this thing without killing granny," Terry explained.
Yeah, the "kill grandma" thing wasn't stupid enough, he had to get a little racism in there too. The report doesn't say how far he was thrown or on which part of his body he landed, but you really hope it was at least five yards and on his face. (Think Progress)