News Roundup for 5/21/10

Robertson and his dumbass sign
Master wordsmith

-Headline of the day-
"'N-Word' Sign Maker Now 'Tea Party Columnist' for Washington Times."

Bonus fun; the 'N-word' was spelled wrong.

Ok, now this is going to get a little complicated, so stick with me here.

See, Dale Robertson says he's the "president and founder" of the whole goddam Tea Party movement and to prove it, he bought the domain teaparty.org. So it's all official and everything. Anyway, Robertson was spotted at one of those teabagger rallies with a big sign that read, "CONGRESS=SLAVE OWNER TAXPAYER=NIGGAR." Give yourself ten points if you can spot the misspelled word and another five point bonus if you noticed the absence of a comma.

So that got him a little bad attention, but Robertson blamed liberal commies and their damned PhotoMcShop or whatever the hell it is. Unfortunately, this was after he'd explained to radio host Alan Colmes what the sign -- and the word "NIGGAR" -- was supposed to mean. So, clearly, no Photoshopography was going on there.

And here's where things get confusing. The failing rightwing cult-controlled Washington Times picked Robertson up to write their big "Tea Party Report," which -- you've got to assume -- would be dedicated to explaining how Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a communist, just like Hitler. But the blog Mediaite went and put up this whole thing about how Dale's that one guy who can't spell his racist terms correctly. So the Times went ahead and dropped the whole thing.

But then they were without anyone to do this "Tea Party Report" thing and, let's face it, just about any teabagger they grabbed off the street would be just as dumb, so they went and hired Robertson back again. But don't worry, he's not running the thing. He's just a special guest star, like Lola Falana on The Love Boat.

"The Tea Party Reports is edited by Bill Kelly and Laura Grock and features numerous independent voices in today's Tea Party movement," reads a brand-spankin' disclaimer on the blog. "Tea Party guest submitters are in no way affiliated with The Washington Times and do not necessarily reflect the views of any other person other than the contributor."

Hope they got him spellcheck... (Alan Colmes' Liberaland)

-Man of the people-
After winning the Kentucky Republican primary and picking a fight with the Civil Rights Act, Rand Paul continues to demonstrate his keen understanding of the American mainstream by sticking up for the super-popular corporation BP and their big oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama is being totally unfair in his criticism of the oil company.

"This sort of, you know 'I'll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,' I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business," Rand told Good Morning America. Getting bent out of shape over a gazillion gallons of poison pouring into the waters off the coast is "part of this sort of blame game society" where "it's always someone's fault."

"Maybe sometimes accidents happen," he said.

No, really. He did. Go check.

You know, with all the screw ups and all the craziness, I'm starting to think that Rand is just Sarah Palin in drag. Has anyone ever seen them together? (Talking Points Memo, with video)

-Bonus HotD-
"Rep. Pence Receives Achievement Award From Conservative Latino Group, But He Doesn't Know Why."

Yeah, join the club, Mike. I can't figure it out either. (Think Progress)

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