Monday, April 12, 2010

Randi Rhodes Daily Newsletter Monday April 12 2010

It was an active weekend for the freaks on the right… Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour shrugs off slavery, Lieberman on the nuke treaty: still a lying douche, George Will confesses that “activist judges” are exactly what Republicans want, Ron Paul slaps conservatives for their empire upkeep spending, and Jon Voight is just plain nuts.In honor of Gov. Barbour, here are a few fun-facts: Mississippi’s Jim Crow Laws were quietly taken off the books - in 2009; they didn’t ratify the 13th amendment until 1995; and they still have segregated proms!Meanwhile, mouth-breather righty broadcaster Neal Boortz urges employers to (illegally) fire Obama voters. Mike Huckabee goes after the GBTL community with incest comparisons to same-sex marriage and “children are not puppies” highlighting his bigoted utterances.Adding insult to lunacy… Ben Stein: Time for Michael Steele to go.And Mitt Romney and Ron Paul topped the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll results; Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin lag behind.Speaking of Sarah Palin, Tina Fey reprised her impression this weekend on SNL.While you’re certain to hear extreme warnings from the freaks on the right in the coming weeks and months about Obama’s liberal Supreme Court nominees, the names currently out there are about as moderate as they come. And the Hillary Clinton rumor has already garnered steam. Read the full blog...G-O- PALOOZAMISS. GOV. BARBOUR SAYS SLAVERY OMISSION 'DOESN'T MATTER FOR DIDDLY'"This morning on CNN’s State of the Union, Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) defended Gov. Bob McDonnell’s (R-VA) omission of slavery from his proclamation on Confederate History Month." Article and video here.SEN. LIEBERMAN REBUKES OBAMA NUKES -- WITH A CHUCKLE"Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), once a reliable vote in favor of nuclear arms reduction efforts, has now bought into the right-wing myth that our nuclear arsenal is deteriorating and that the U.S. needs to build new nuclear weapons. Lieberman on Fox News Sunday said he is 'real hesitant' to vote for a New START treaty unless the US effectively builds new nuclear weapons." Read more here.SURPRISE! CONSERVATIVES DO WANT ACTIVIST JUDGES"Last week, Justice John Paul Stevens announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court at the end of the current term, giving President Obama his second Supreme Court vacancy to fill." Full article here.

MISCELLANEOUS / SPICEALL 29 MINERS FOUND DEAD"Searchers found four bodies deep in a West Virginia coal mine shattered by an explosion, raising the death toll to 29 and ending an excruciating week for families holding onto faint hopes that their missing miners had somehow survived." Get more here.Polish President, First Lady, Head of Banking, National Security and Speaker of Parliament All Killed in Plane Crash"Investigations were continuing Monday into the air disaster which killed the Polish president as questions were being asked over the circumstances surrounding the crash in Russia that also killed senior government officials." Article and video here.The Abu Ghraib Reserve Unit Readies to Return to Iraq."The Army Reserve unit tarnished by the Abu Ghraib detainee-abuse scandal has been mobilized to return to Iraq in its first deployment since photographs of naked, humiliated prisoners surfaced more than six years ago, the Army said Friday." Full story here.
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