Drawing Lines and Kicking Things

Posted on August 07, 2012 in Countdown
Still others, maybe inspired by the Olympics, performed impressive feats of mental and moral gymnastics to avoid having to take a stand. A select few disappointments defended Bachmann’s attacks, but none quite so spectacularly as Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Gingrich claimed that Bachmann was “just asking questions,” so apparently you can say whatever slanderous nonsense you want as long as it ends with a question mark. Gingrich may be on to something here, which raises the question: did Gingrich tell Harry Reid that Romney paid no taxes over the last 10 years in order to get back at the Governor for defeating him in the primaries? We’re just asking questions.
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Pandering Beyond the Pale

Posted on July 31, 2012 in Countdown
Nonsense, no matter how harshly ridiculed by the sensible, is not without its staunch defenders.
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Turning the Tables

Posted on July 25, 2012 in Countdown
“I am fully aware that she [Bachmann] sometimes has difficulty with her facts.” At least he had the kindness to call those things she struggles with “facts” instead of contrivances.
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Petitions, Conspiracies, and Missing Congressmen

Posted on July 18, 2012 in Countdown
Michele Bachmann reveals AAI's true plans, an NYPD petition is launched, Congressman Boustany becomes Capitol Hill's new hall monitor, Rep. Issa flexes his political muscle, and much more in this week's Countdown.
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From Washington to Jerusalem

Posted on July 11, 2012 in Countdown
The Jerusalem Post has reported that Mitt Romney will be hosting a fundraiser in Jerusalem at the end of this month, open to everyone... who can pay $60,000 per plate (which, as we all know, is everyone).
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Divergent Realities

Posted on July 03, 2012 in Countdown
If you’re like us, this happened to you on Thursday morning: you tweeted “BREAKING” news that the Supreme Court just struck down the individual mandate from ObamaCare, then watched 5 minutes of utter confusion engulf social media, followed by another 10 minutes of bad puns being made at CNN’s expense. Yup, in a rush to be the first to break the news, CNN got the ruling wrong, proving that “the most trusted name in news” cannot be trusted (see? we can do bad puns too).
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The Evolution of Chaos

Posted on June 27, 2012 in Countdown
The imagery of the emotional circle of denial reminded us of that Phone-booth scene from "Anchorman."
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Longing for Sanity

Posted on June 19, 2012 in Countdown
The irony of it all? Scary extremists who are undermining what America stands for are somehow under the impression that they’re defending America from extremists who are undermining what it stands for.
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Getting Furious Fast

Posted on June 12, 2012 in Countdown
Williamson also said that “in a Romney Administration, an American vice president won’t act like a teenager and keep the elected prime minister of Israel waiting for 45 minutes for dinner, because of a personal pique.” If standing up to Israeli officials when they embarrass American officials or undermine our policy makes one a “teenager,” we’re a little worried about the Romney camp’s conception of maturity.
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Changing How We Fight

Posted on June 06, 2012 in Countdown
If you find TSA screenings at U.S. airports invasive, wait until you hear this: Arab Americans attempting to enter Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories are now frequently being forced to open up their emails so Israeli border security can go through their messages and chats. When 42-year old Palestinian American Sandra Tamari refused to log into her Gmail to let Israeli border police go through it, she was expelled from the country.
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