Monthly Archives: October 2008

Al Jazeera: Courting the ‘grey’ vote

by matttbatard Elderly voters are considered to be the most reliable group of voters in the US, needing no encouragement to get down to the polling station. So, it’s no surprise that senior citizens have become one of the most … Continue reading

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Science Fair Chic

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Equality: Totally Not Pro-American

by matttbastard Dennis Prager clarifies what constitutes (pro) American values: Equality, which is the primary value of the left, is a European value, not an American value. Let me tell you that right now. I know this sounds offensive to … Continue reading

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PSA: October 30th: Be Bold. Be Red.

by matttbastard Document the Silence: In October 2007 people all over the United States gathered physically and in spirit to speak out against violence against women of color. Some of us wore red all day and explained that we were … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin a “Complete Fiction” – David Talbot

by matttbastard ForaTv: Author and Salon.com Founder David Talbot dismisses Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin as a “complete fiction” created by Republican Party strategists. Full video here. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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Sarah Palin: Marxism For Me, But Not For Thee

by matttbastard Hendrik Hertzberg in this week’s New Yorker: For her part, Sarah Palin, who has lately taken to calling Obama “Barack the Wealth Spreader,” seems to be something of a suspect character herself. She is, at the very least, … Continue reading

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“He’s a [rhymes with 'bigger']!” UPDATED: DKos Diarist Claims No Racial Slur Uttered

by matttbastard The key to successful pro-American public speaking: try not to blink when your one of your fellow pro-Americans drops the n-bomb like it’s hot. h/t Sully Update 10/28: Or was that ‘redistributer’ that was shouted out? I’m not … Continue reading

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Obama = Antichrist Superstar (Or, John The Revelator Rolls Over in His Grave)

by matttbastard Ed Pilkington of The Guardian ventures deep into the heart of pro-American country looking for information on biofuels, but instead uncovers the ugly eschatological truth about Barack HOOOSAAYN Obama: I had hopped on to the GuardianFilms bus as … Continue reading

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Joe Sixpack in Vegas

by matttbastard As Pod-Parker (h/t Betty Cracker) said recently regarding the McCain-Palin Campaign’s pro-American outreach effort: “Palling around with terrorists,” as Sarah Palin said of Obama, gets to an underlying xenophobic, anti-Muslim sentiment. Using surrogates who strategically use Obama’s middle … Continue reading

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Joe Sixpack in Denver

by matttbastard Progress Now Action: Take special note of the children acting like monkeys and calling Obama the “monkey president”. The cursing man with the baby was also a special treat: Family is chanting NoBama over and over. Man #1: … Continue reading

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