Tag Archives: hate speech

County Commissioner Andy LaBarre attacked by far-right local radio personality Thayrone X for moving to renegotiate union contracts prior to Right-to-Work legislation going into effect

On the way home from work the other day, listening to our local hate talk radio station, WAAM, I had the distinct pleasure of hearing my friend, County Commissioner Andy LaBarre, called a ‘psychotic lame-brain fascist weenie clown’ by Ann Arbor’s own tea-partying, Michael Savage wannabe Thayrone X. It would seem that Thayrone was less […]

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Obama’s brilliant speech on trickle down economics becomes exponentially more incredible with animation

I have something for you to watch while I’m working on tonight’s post. It’s a short animated piece put together by a fellow named Lucas Gray, who, among other things, works on The Simpsons. I don’t know if he was hired to do it, or if he just decided to pull together some friends and […]

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“There will be blood on many hands”

The following quote is taken from a letter written by Drummond Pike, the founder and CEO of the Tides Foundation, to the Chairmen of the Boards of GEICO, Zurich Financial, Chrysler, Direct Holdings Americas, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Lilly Corporate Center, BP, and The Hartford Financial Services Group, all of whom support Glenn Beck’s television program with […]

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Reading the Iliad with my daughter

I had wanted to write about the Glenn Beck fan they call the Progressive Hunter, and his recently foiled plan to start a revolution in the United States by killing liberals in San Francisco, but I ended up staying up too late, reading The Iliad with Clementine. I know it might be a little out […]

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Praying for Obama

According to the Christian Science Monitor, there’s a new slogan taking root on the fundamentalist right. It’s “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”. Some of you may recognize the Biblical reference. Psalm 109:8 is commonly translated as: Let his days be few; and let another take his office. So, folks advancing this slogan aren’t so much […]

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