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Rachel Maddow, “Dyke”

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I really like Rachel Maddow, and the fact that she’s a lesbian is neither here nor there, as well as common knowledge. But did you know she was a “dyke”, as well? It’s true.

The photo below is of a 21 year old Maddow being interviewed by Out magazine after being the first “out” lesbian to win a frickin’ Rhodes Scholarship! (member when that stuff used to matter?) 

In the interview Maddow says, among other things, “…blah blah blah, so much of my political involvement is tied up in being a dyke.” Well. It’s so retro to remember back when people had to be defensive about their sexual orientation….takes me back.

She’s always seemed really smart and I enjoy her new show (even though it’s a little boring), so I guess I shoulda known she was all educated up and whatnot— but Damn! Stanford Grad, Masters from Oxford in Political Science, Rhodes fucking Scholar, that’s Rachel Maddow. (Just by comparison and never wanting to miss a chance to piss on Sarah Palin, the prom queen attended five colleges is six years before finally obtaining her B.A. in journalism from the Idaho State…. And oh yeah, she wants to run the country.)

Rachel Maddow— hot educated lesbian, once geeky dyke.


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Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 9:21 am

Media Still Full-On In The Tank For McCain

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These great graphs come courtesy of Media Matters and document both air time and number of clips shown on Fox “News” and all other networks over the past couple of weeks. Notice anything in particular? Maybe that not only does Fox “News”, which is to be expected, but all other media organizations give hella more time to the GOP lairs than to the Democrats trying to save this country from George Bush’s mess.


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Monday, September 15, 2008 at 11:33 am

Olbermann and Mathews are Out— Gregory is In

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NYT is reporting that MSNBC is kicking Mathews and Olbermann to the curb for acting like little bitches during the Democratic National Convention. Sources say “employees” (Read: Brokaw and Williams) at NBC were embarrassed by the two bickering little girls.

As such, and effective immediately, David Gregory will take the top stop at the fledgling network and Olbermann and Mathews will go back to doing what they do best: running their mouths.

So ends the great liberal network experiment. I have to wonder how much of this was brought on by intellectual hand-wringing at the top, where being called an elite and ideologue by the likes of a whore chaser like Bill O’Reilly or a liar like Sarah Palin can cause great self-reflection and many sleepless nights. “If Bill O’Reilly thinks were ideologues, maybe we are.”


Nevertheless, it’s over.

Here’s a clip of Jon Stewart making fun of the MSNBC mess last week:

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Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9:27 pm

McCain Camp Admits Palin Don’t Know Shit

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File this under an update of: Women Should Be Seen and Not Heard.

In a tacit admission that Sarah Palin don’t know shit and that McCain hired her for her nice ass, Sarah Palin, the first women in GOP history to appear on a a national ticket, is forbidden from talking to the press.

In this clip a former McCain flack admits that it’s better the prom queen don’t speak less she makes a boo-boo and the media lets her have it.

See? It would be the media’s fault if Sarah’s dense. (Certainly not McCain’s for thrusting an unqualified, unvetted soccer mom onto the national stage because the sexist son-of-a-bitch thinks he can get the vagina vote.)

I mean really, you’re Republicans, after all— LIE! (It’s what you’re good at it). Make up something about why Sarah is dodging the press for two weeks, don’t just admit it’s ‘cuz she doesn’t know anyhting.

As always ask yourself what would happen if Hillary Clinton, or hell even Michelle Obama, hid, actually hid!, from the press for TWO WEEKS ‘cuz they were scared to answer questions.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 7:22 pm

McCain Believes Women Should Be Seen and Not Heard

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After lying his ass off about Palin appearing on Larry King, it seems John McCain believes that Sarah Palin isn’t capable of talking to anyone. It’s no surprise that this is the attitude of a gigolo who refers to his wife as a cunt and enjoys telling a good rape joke. It is, however shocking come from a man who wants to be the next President of the Untied States. But hey, the prom queen’s got a nice ass— and that’s what he hired her for.


Excerpt from TIME:

According to Nicole Wallace of the McCain campaign, the American people don’t care whether Sarah Palin can answer specific questions about foreign and domestic policy. According to Wallace — in an appearance I did with her this morning on Joe Scarborough’s show — the American people will learn all they need to know (and all they deserve to know) from Palin’s scripted speeches and choreographed appearances on the campaign trail and in campaign ads.

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Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:53 pm

Noonan Sorry About the Bullshit (Sort of)

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Peggy Noonan’s mea culpa has come fast and hard (gotta protect those conservative paychecks, baby). Seems she like, totally semi-regrets participating in open mic night over at MSNBC.

And who’s fault is it that she calls McCain’s prom queen “bullshit”? Well, the media’s of, course. Or more precisely, “the nature of the modern media.” This certainly is the party of personal responsibility.

Likewise it would seem that, “someone abused my meaning of the words, ‘it’s over’.” Someone? Hmmm… who could that someone be Peggy? And “abused” her words “It’s over.”? Abused?

Gotta love it. I mean it ain’t exactly the classic “taken out of context” now is it? Gotta give it to people who come up with new and exciting ways to explain their, and pardon the expression, Bullshit!

For more on Noonan’s carefully crafted dance with the truth click here.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 8:05 am

GOP’s True Feelings: Palin is “Bullshit”

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Ah, the dreaded open mic— a device so insidious it knows no political bounds and can snare the best of ’em at anytime. Just ask Jesse Jackson

And now it has befallen one of the GOP’s biggest: Peggy Noonan, a top GOP pro, former speechwriter to Ronald Reagan, columnist for the Wall Street Journal and general all around Republican soldier has been caught on an open mic along with former McCain adviser and Time magazine columnist Mike Murphy letting their true feelings be known about John McCain’s pick for Vice President of the United States.

And it ain’t pretty.

On a day when Republicans have been making a concerted effort to snow the American people into thinking they’re all just wild about Palin this: “It’s Over.” said Noonan. “(McCain’s choice) is bullshit.”

Not wanting to be the only operative on the set to not stick his foot in his mouth, former McCain adviser Murphy let it be known that he thinks the choice of Palin is “gimmicky” and “cynical”

Of course yesterday was a different story for Murphy. Click here.


Chuck Todd: Mike Murphy, lots of free advice, we’ll see if Steve Schmidt and the boys were watching. We’ll find out on your blackberry. Tonight voters will get their chance to hear from Sarah Palin and she will get the chance to show voters she’s the right woman for the job Up next, one man who’s already convinced and he’ll us why Gov. Jon Huntsman. (cut away)
Peggy Noonan: Yeah.

Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys — this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it’s not gonna work. And —

PN: It’s over.

MM: Still McCain can give a version of the Lieberman speech to do himself some good.

CT: I also think the Palin pick is insulting to Kay Bailey Hutchinson, too.

PN: Saw Kay this morning.

CT: Yeah, she’s never looked comfortable about this —

MM: They’re all bummed out.

CT: Yeah, I mean is she really the most qualified woman they could have turned to?

PN: The most qualified? No! I think they went for this — excuse me– political bullshit about narratives —

CT: Yeah they went to a narrative.

MM: I totally agree.

PN: Every time the Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.

MM: You know what’s really the worst thing about it? The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.

CT: This is cynical, and as you called it, gimmicky.

MM: Yeah.


But you know, when the cameras are on “She great… and has lots of executive experience.”

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 4:40 pm