Category: 1. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism

  • Right-Wing Dog Whistles

    #5. Sovereign: In the right wing, this term has two meanings. The most troubling refers to a notion called “sovereign citizen,” a term popularized by the violent Posse Comitatus militia formation in the 1970s to argue that white people have a superior form of citizenship to that of black people. More commonly, the term “sovereign” […]

  • Founders Like Me

    Beck has a very clever way of being racist without actually directly saying anything racist. He’s always applauding the Founding Fathers as brilliant, wonderful men who are, most importantly, Beck will stress as he leans toward the audience, “just like us.” And he’s right, in that the only people in his theater are old and […]

  • Secessionists Rally at TX Capitol

    Go ahead and secede. But you’ll probably want to make Austin an annex: “I hate that flag up there,” Kilgore said pointing to the American flag flying over the Capitol. “I hate the United States government. … They’re an evil, corrupt government. They need to go. Sovereignty is not good enough. Secession is what we […]

  • Glenn Beck Asks the Important Questions

    How many Marxists, communists and anti-capitalists do you have around you on a daily basis? via Glenn Beck

  • Not the World’s Best Health Care

    The analysts found no support for the claim routinely made by politicians that American health care is the best in the world and no hard evidence of any particular area in which American health care is truly exceptional. The American health care system puts patients at greater risk of harm from medical or surgical errors […]

  • Fear as a Lever

    No observation will cause one to be ejected from acceptable mainstream company more immediately than pointing out that what the U.S. Government is doing is “terrorism” by definition. .. That’s because using Terrorist threats or civilian-destroying violence for political gain, or to keep a population in fear, is something that only other people do — […]

  • The Craven Seeking of Power

    They are pure political theater, organized by PR firms and based in a deliberate campaign of misinformation intended to terrify the very ignorant, and then turn their terror into outrage, and they are supported by Republicans in office, not because Obama’s nascent health care plan is especially bad, but because they’re sole purpose is the […]

  • No More Bill Kristol at New York Times

    The shill’s been killed: This is William Kristol’s last column. [FWill Obama Save Liberalism?

  • Bush Sacrifices for War: Gives Up Golf

    What a fucking asshole. I mean really. What a complete douchelord, twunty, fucktard, selfish, cokehead, alchy, faux-christian, smirking-chimp idiot: For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families: He has given up golf. ‘I don’t want some mom whose son may […]

  • FOX Desperately Tries to Make Bush Look Good

    If you have any doubt that FOX anchors will grasp at straw after straw lest their exalted leader look incompetent, check out this video on Crooks and Liars: Fox & Friends cheerleads for Bush and aviation, but gets punked