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Uncle Ben’s Map

Apparently Uncle Ben’s ignorance of the world extends beyond just getting out of jail gay. This map released by his campaign, missing and jumbling a few states is case in point.

The Uncle Ben map. Missing Vermont, Alaska, and Hawaii entirely, ceded half of Mass (and all of Vermont) to Canada… And merged Connecticut with the ocean. Not to mention Maine is now in Nova Scotia…

 

As the Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham pointed out, this week happens to be Geography Awareness Week, making the mixup even funnier. National Geographic created the occasion to encourage Americans — who are notoriously bad at geography — to learn more about maps.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in The Clown Bus

 

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Faux News…Fails!

How stupid is Faux News?

 

Fox News’ Anna Kooiman Falls For Parody About Obama Funding Muslim Museum

Fox News host Anna Kooiman fell for a fake story that said President Obama is using his own money to keep a museum dedicated to Muslim culture open during the government shutdown.

The government has been shut down since Tuesday. The co-hosts of “Fox and Friends Saturday” lamented the closure of the World War II Memorial, which Kooiman claimed “doesn’t seem fair especially” because “President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture.”

The fake report came from National Report, a parody news site. The story said that Obama told reporters earlier this week that the shutdown was “a great time to learn about the faith of Islam.”

Even worse is the manufactured “wire” around the Memorial. They did put up the little rope barriers with metal stands every 20 feet, and nice signs asking folks to stay out. I think at the WWI Memorial they actually put up the little fold up metal fences they use for demonstrations and the July 4th celebration on the Mall. Which hardly constitute concertina or razor wire barriers.

The Zoo has metal gates which are closed, and the doors to the Smithsonian are closed and locked… But that is about it.

Of the places the Rethuglys voted to have shut down – the issue now is how to protect the sites from vandals since most of the people who do that are now furloughed.

And then we have this right-wing ass, blessing out a poor Park Ranger for the mess he caused…

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Faux News

 

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Why Bin Lauden Won the War

It has become obvious to members of the intelligentsia what has been obvious to some of us for a very long time…

Bin Lauden, and Al Quada have won the “War of Terrorism”.

It started with the entirely unnecessary and illegitimate invasion of Iraq, and has gone steadily downhill since then.

The objective of international terrorism to to fool larger enemies into giving up their freedom, and into becoming frozen by fear. We had an entire presidential administration under the Bushit which used that fear to shred our Constitution and Laws. Today’s Republican Party, serving as little more than Faux New’s sock puppet, and the Tea Party’s legitimacy – revels in promoting fear for political gain. When you see the Tea Bagger clowns marching down our streets to protest the building of a Muslim Religious Center near the site of the WTC Buildings…

If you haven’t figured it our yet – Bin Lauden won.

Back during the bad old days of the Bushit Administration I argued that the best response to the downing of the 110 Story WTC Buildings…

Was to build 200 story buildings on the same spot.

But the chicken littles won that argument…

Just like Bin Lauden has won the war.

Ted Koppel hits one out of the park with this one – finally pointing out what should have been obvious.

Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let’s stop fulfilling bin Laden’s goals

The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded far beyond anything Osama bin Laden could possibly have envisioned. This is not just because they resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths, nor only because they struck at the heart of American financial and military power. Those outcomes were only the bait; it would remain for the United States to spring the trap.

The goal of any organized terrorist attack is to goad a vastly more powerful enemy into an excessive response. And over the past nine years, the United States has blundered into the 9/11 snare with one overreaction after another. Bin Laden deserves to be the object of our hostility, national anguish and contempt, and he deserves to be taken seriously as a canny tactician. But much of what he has achieved we have done, and continue to do, to ourselves. Bin Laden does not deserve that we, even inadvertently, fulfill so many of his unimagined dreams.

It did not have to be this way. The Bush administration’s initial response was just about right. The calibrated combination of CIA operatives, special forces and air power broke the Taliban in Afghanistan and sent bin Laden and the remnants of al-Qaeda scurrying across the border into Pakistan. The American reaction was quick, powerful and effective — a clear warning to any organization contemplating another terrorist attack against the United States. This is the point at which President George W. Bush should have declared “mission accomplished,” with the caveat that unspecified U.S. agencies and branches of the military would continue the hunt for al-Qaeda’s leader. The world would have understood, and most Americans would probably have been satisfied. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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