satanic-capitalist:

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quickhits:

(TPM) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal paid a visit to Washington, D.C. this week to roll out his national energy policy blueprint.

At a breakfast for reporters Tuesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, the Republican governor attacked President Barack Obama for not fully taking advantage of the United States’ fossil fuel and energy resources.

"The reality is right now we’ve got an administration in the Obama administration that are science deniers when it comes to harnessing America’s energy resources and potential to create good-paying jobs for our economy and for our future," Jindal said. "Right now we’ve got an administration whose policies are holding our economy hostage."

The “science deniers” line of attack mirrors that of progressives against Republican lawmakers who don’t accept the broad scientific consensus that climate change is real and man-made.

Is this the Bobby Jindal who once took part in an exorcism, you might ask?

Yes. Yes it is.

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redphilistine:

Joan Rivers: ‘Low IQ’ Palestinians ‘Deserve to Be Dead’
A week ago, Joan Rivers told a TMZ news crew that she was perfectly fine with wiping out Palestine. This morning, she continued opining about Israel, but then took it into uncharted territory:
“We now don’t count who’s dead,” she declared, saying it was “good” that thousands had died. “If you’re dead, you deserve to be dead. You started it.”
In her opinion, Hamas, which governs the Gaza strip, was “re-elected by a lot of stupid people who don’t even own a pencil.” Rivers then exploded when the cameraman asked her about the high mortality rate in the current conflict. “Go back to the atomic bomb and what we did in Japan. You don’t start wars and then decide ‘I’m sorry.’”
“They were told to get out, and if [you] don’t get out, you’re an idiot. At least the ones who were killed were the ones with low IQs.”
In a statement later provided to TMZ, Rivers claimed she was “totally taken out of context.
“What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, the United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki….Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace.”
Watch the video at TMZ.

redphilistine:

Joan Rivers: ‘Low IQ’ Palestinians ‘Deserve to Be Dead’

A week ago, Joan Rivers told a TMZ news crew that she was perfectly fine with wiping out Palestine. This morning, she continued opining about Israel, but then took it into uncharted territory:

“We now don’t count who’s dead,” she declared, saying it was “good” that thousands had died. “If you’re dead, you deserve to be dead. You started it.”

In her opinion, Hamas, which governs the Gaza strip, was “re-elected by a lot of stupid people who don’t even own a pencil.” Rivers then exploded when the cameraman asked her about the high mortality rate in the current conflict. “Go back to the atomic bomb and what we did in Japan. You don’t start wars and then decide ‘I’m sorry.’”

“They were told to get out, and if [you] don’t get out, you’re an idiot. At least the ones who were killed were the ones with low IQs.”

In a statement later provided to TMZ, Rivers claimed she was “totally taken out of context.

“What I said and stand behind is, war is hell and unfortunately civilians are victims of political conflicts. We, the United States, certainly know this as 69 years later we still feel the guilt of Hiroshima and Nagasaki….Along with every other sane person in this world, I am praying for peace.”

Watch the video at TMZ.

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Rick Perry Says Children Of Gaza Are Legitimate Targets

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Rick Perry Says Children Of Gaza Are Legitimate Targets

A001 - CopyRepublican Governor of Texas, Rick Perry waded into the Israeli assault on Gaza on Sunday to remind America that he is totally fine with the more than 1,000 resulting civilian deaths, including 329 children.

Calling on President Obama and the whole USto provide “vigorous support” for Israel, Perry was asked by CNN’s Candy Crowley for his views on the deaths of Palestinian civilians in the…

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mediamattersforamerica:

August 1998: Sean Hannity attacks Bill Clinton for trying to kill Bin Laden.

The Clinton administration responded to al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania by launching cruise missiles at the terrorist group’s camps in Afghanistan,…

quickhits:

(Raw Story) A “social media strategist” for a Utah school serving foreign students said he was fired after his school’s owner reprimanded him for the allegedly gay connotations of a blog post concerning homophones, the Salt Lake City Tribune reported.

“People at this level of English may see the ‘homo’ side and think it has something to do with gay sex.” the owner, Clarke Woodger, allegedly told Tim Torkildson while firing him last week.

Torkildson reportedly was hired as a teacher at Nomen Global Language Center in Provo this past April 1 before being re-assigned to handle the school’s social media. Torkildson gave his account of the meeting with Woodgeron his personal blog.

“I’m letting you go because I can’t trust you,” Woodger allegedly said. “This blog about homophones was the last straw. Now our school is going to be associated with homosexuality.”

Woodger also allegedly complained that he didn’t know what homophones — words that sound identical while having different meanings and spellings — were, and that it was the kind of “advanced stuff” Nomen did not teach its students. He also accused Torkildson of not being reliable enough to continue working for the school.

This just in: homophobes are dumb.

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