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Here’s one short video clip of thirteen of Mr. Nugent discussing the Palin TLC series; it also provides an illustrative example of his overtly-florid rhetorical style in promoting hunting. He goes completely off the grid at about 1:35 when he refers to Sarah Palin (and her family): What a perfect, mystical lifestyle. Davey Crockett, Daniel…

Here’s a trailer promoting a 12-DVD series titled, Resisting the Green Dragon, which is almost exclusively comprised of slanders against science, scientists, and environmentalists. Some of the biggest names of the religious right are promoting this video: Tony Perkins, David Barton, Wendy Wright, and Richard Land. Some of the most absurd quips:

Hello All, Ed asked me to blog for him for this week and I was honored he asked. Yesterday was a historic day for the country. It’s also revealing and to some extent befuddling. I was going to publish some observations looking at the roll call and geographical map of the vote results; but I…

President-Elect Barack Obama has sent a pretty clear signal that Bush administration officials are in the clear, saying on ABC’s Meet the Press; I don’t believe that anybody is above the law. On the other hand I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards. Unfortunately, Obama doesn’t…

No Can Has Cert, Berg

Jan 12 2009 Petition DENIED. The Supreme Court announced today, in a totally expected move, that they were denying certiorari to Philip Berg’s quixotic attempt to prevent Obama’s ascendancy to the office of President of the United States of America. This also makes moot this Friday’s hearing on the injunction pending disposition of cert –…

What a Difference Seven Years Makes

Gotta love this old quote a poster at DailyKos dug up from a speech Bush made to the VFW while campaigning in 2000: “The facts are stark and the facts are real. . . Our men and women in uniform love their country more than their comfort. They have never failed us, and we must…

New Majority, Scripts are Exchanged

Now that Democrats are in charge of the House and Republicans are facing two years as a legislative minority, the two parties had to meet in the middle of the capitol and exchange their scripts. In 2004, when Democrats were the minority, Nancy Pelosi was pushing for a “minority bill of rights” that would prevent…

Kuo’s New Book

Here’s an article about the new book by David Kuo, the former #2 official in the office for faith-based initiatives in the White House. The book is called Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction and it alleges that White House political operatives mocked evangelicals behind their back while publicly courting them through the…

House Leadership Knew About Foley

Let the scrambling begin. The AP reports: Rep. Thomas Reynolds (news, bio, voting record), head of the House Republican election effort, said Saturday he told Speaker Dennis Hastert months ago about concerns that a fellow GOP lawmaker had sent inappropriate messages to a teenage boy. Hastert’s office said aides referred the matter to the proper…

The Charmed Life of Haliburton

A new documentary called Iraq for Sale has Haliburton under major scrutiny and it’s not hard to see why. Unable to get Republican committee chairs to call for committee hearings based upon an enormous amount of evidence for malfeasance on the part of the company, the Senate Democratic Policy Committee held hearings of their own…