When men can get pregnant, I’ll be interested in their opinions about birth control.
Any of y'all got a uterus? Didn't think so! STFU
My love affair with Rachel Maddow runs hot/cold. Precisely because she’s so smart and incisive, when she’s wrong it is more infuriating than when a dumber, less attentive pundit swings and misses yet again.
But all the elderly white men, most of them Catholics, who are hyping “Obama’s War on Catholicism” beyond any reasonable understanding of the actual American electorate, and the actual relationship between Catholics and their own leadership, need to have a seat and watch Rachel.
Yes, Chris Matthews, I’m looking at you. And you, Lawrence O’Donnell, and you, Mark Shields, and you, E.J. Dionne.
Pull up a chair. Comfy? Ready? OK, click play and learn.
Posted in Allan, Election 2012? Oy vey!, Obama 2012: Yes We Will!, Our Pundits of Perpetual Disappointment
Tagged abortion, birth control, Chris Matthews, E.J. Dionne, Lawrence O'Donnell, Mark Shields, Rachel Maddow, Thomas Roberts
What an ass.
I’m watching Hardball with Tweety and I’m just now seeing Chris Matthews’s interview with Newt Gingrich in which Newt whines about Mittens’s negative ads, and how Mittens should be ashamed and oh! think of the grandchildren!
He has grandchildren. He ought to run a campaign worthy of his grandchildren. He outta take those ads home and show them to his grandchildren… grandpa did this, what do you think of this kind of trash on television- someone being beaten up like this on television? We should run campaigns worthy of our best, not campaigns that demean us to our worst.
Ninja, please. Continue reading
This was quite a week for fans of the truth.
"YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"
Whether the truth was being covered up, as at Penn State, or whether it has been willfully obscured by revisionists with an agenda, as with the corporate media’s and the (un)Professional Left’s continuing hit-job on the Obama administration, people started speaking out.
As friend of this blog Goldie Taylor says, #TruthMatters.
Here’s a compilation of links to the best truth-telling we’ve read on the internets this week, along with a review of some of our own most-discussed posts.
The Penn State football program was not a shining city on a hill.
In the aftermath of the stunning revelations about how the Penn State athletic program shielded a child rapist in their midst for decades, our own asiangrrlMN took on the thankless task of reading the grand jury report and breaking it down for all of us in a seies of four unforgettable posts.
The consequences of the crimes committed by this one accused predator are staggering enough on their own. But when you multiply that by the total number of perpetrators and the many lives each of them has invaded, you begin to realize how many walk among us carrying the memories of abuse. The more people come forward and talk about their own experience, the better. Our brave pal Goldie Taylor wrote a series of tweets, followed up on her blog and gave interviews about her decision to name and confront the man who used his position as a coach to prey upon her and other girls. Our own Extreme Liberal’s latest post chronicles his childhood abuse and offers a set of helpful resources.
Posted in Allan, Angry Black Links, Election 2012? Oy vey!, Obama 2012: Yes We Will!, Obamacare? No, ObamaCares!, Our Pundits of Perpetual Disappointment, Puritopians
Tagged child sexual abuse, Chris Matthews, Goldie Taylor, Michael Moore, Penn State, President Obama, puritopians, UC Davis
Hopefully remembered that Obama is black, like, all the time.
My hair is insane.
During MSNBC’s coverage of Obama’s State of the Union address, Chris Matthews said that he forgot Obama was black for an hour.
I’m not entirely sure what was going through Matthews’ mind-head when he made the statement, but I highly doubt he meant the comment to sound as awkward as it did.
I’m sure there will be cries of “racism” resounding throughout the blogosphere. To that, I say “pish posh.” The context of Matthews’ remarks indicates that they were an attempt–albeit blundered–to cast Obama as post-racial, and his coverage was, generally, laudatory. Even so, it was a pretty bizarre statement to blurt out:
I was trying to think about who he was tonight. It’s interesting: he is post-racial, by all appearances. I forgot he was black tonight for an hour. You know, he’s gone a long way to become a leader of this country, and past so much history, in just a year or two. I mean, it’s something we don’t even think about. I was watching, I said, wait a minute, he’s an African American guy in front of a bunch of other white people. And here he is president of the United States and we’ve completely forgotten that tonight — completely forgotten it. I think it was in the scope of his discussion. It was so broad-ranging, so in tune with so many problems, of aspects, and aspects of American life that you don’t think in terms of the old tribalism, the old ethnicity. It was astounding in that regard. A very subtle fact. It’s so hard to talk about. Maybe I shouldn’t talk about it, but I am. I thought it was profound that way.
Confession: I’m starting to like Chris Matthews. Maybe it’s because he’s sandwiched between Rachel Maddow and the lefty bloviator himself, Keith Olbermann. Maybe it’s the fact that he always has this sort of devil-may-care grin on his face as of late. Maybe I’m confused by his hair. Maybe I’m still thinking about how hilariously loopy he was during the coverage of the DNC last summer. Or maybe it’s the drink.
Whatever the reason, homeboy is growing on me.
Video after the jump.