News Roundup for 2/5/10

Tancredo photoshopped into a klan outfit
Tancredo prepares to address the teabaggers

-Headline of the day-
"Tancredo says Obama won because we lack a 'literacy test before people can vote in this country.'"

A racist lunatic, former Republican congress critter, and presidential hopeful for about a minute in 2009, Tom Tancredo is pretty damned near perfect to speak at the National Tea Party convention. Teabaggers love that hate stuff.

Tom said that Obama was a Socialist monster and that we wouldn't have this problem if only smart people were allowed to vote. "[W]e do not have a civics, literary test before people can vote in this country," he said.

Yeah, damned Voting Rights Act...

Anyway, the teabagers ate this stuff up. Let's take a look at who a literacy test would likely weed out (click for larger images, where available):

Make English America's Offical Language


No amesty

No amnety

Birth certifict...

Obama has a crisis of competnce

And my personal favorite:

Thanks FOX News for keeping us infromed!

Yeah, a literacy test is a great idea, Tom. Whoop it up, teabaggers -- you'd be the first ones kicked out of the polling place. (Think Progress)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore-
Hey kids, it's Newly Frugal Guy! He's here to save us from deficit spending!

Newly Frugal Guy
Click for animation

Because we all must be saved from the scourge of solutions and jobs! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Oliver North: After gays allowed into military, pedophiles will follow."

Yeah, because there are so many children in the military. I didn't think it was possible, but if you use an argument against same sex marriage in another context, it actually gets stupider. (Raw Story)

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