Bad things always seem to happen when Glenn Beck and history collide. The latest example occurred today on FNC's Fox and Friends, where Glenn Beck claimed that the United States bought Alaska in 1950s so that we could drill for oil. Beck apparently got Alaska's date of purchase and the year that it became a state confused.
In a huge blow to the opponents of healthcare reform, Wal-Mart has come out in support of a mandate that employers provide affordable healthcare to their employees. Wal-Mart is the nation's largest employer, and its uninsured employees are one of the biggest drains on the healthcare system. Wal-Mart's position creates a giant crack in the coalition against healthcare reform.
After the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Al Franken should be certified the winner of the 2008 US Senate race in Minnesota, Republican Norm Coleman released a statement conceding the race, and congratulating Franken. Coleman said, "The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken and I respect its decision and will abide by the result."
Rush Limbaugh reacted to the news the news that Al Franken has been certified the winner of the Minnesota Senate race by the state Supreme Court by comparing the Minnesota recount to the recount in the Iranian presidential election. He claims this election was stolen from Coleman. I believe that Limbaugh loves the GOP more than he loves America.
While doing his Worst Person in the World segment on his MSNBC show tonight, Countdown host Keith Olbermann named Rush Limbaugh one of the worst persons in the world for describing the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in the Ricci case as a 9-0 decision. Olbermann called Limbaugh, "a big bag of mashed up jackass."Check out the video.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune ran a fascinating editorial today, which point out that by urging her constituents not to take part in the 2010 Census, Bachmann may end up costing herself her own House seat, because if Minnesota does lose a House seat, Bachmann seat is a prime candidate for absorption.
On his radio show today, Glenn Beck called Bernie Madoff a dirt bag, but he also defended him as a small fish compared to all the other people out there. Beck said, "Why is this big story? This is the small fish." Apparently, Beck's definition of a small fish is not the same as everyone else.
On The Rush Limbaugh Show, host Rush Limbaugh claimed that today's 5-4 ruling on the Ricci case in the US Supreme Court was really a 9-0 decision. Limbaugh claimed that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent criticized Sotomayor, when, she is not even mentioned in the dissent. He also said that the Court found that Sotomayor is a racist. Once again, Rush is inventing facts.
Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Mitt Romney all appeared on Sunday morning talk shows, and all said that disgraced South Carolina governor should not resign. The Republicans all claimed that Sanford has a personal problem, and completely ignored the fact that Sanford abandoned his post as governor.
After the Huffington Post's Nico Pitney and The Washington Post's Dana Milbank engaged in a heated debate about Pitney's question from an Iranian at President Obama's recent press conference. According to Pitney when the segment concluded Milbank turned to him and said, "You're such a dick." The controversy isn't about the question, but that a blogger got "the moment" of a news conference.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann has been on a fear mongering rampage over the 2010 US Census. Yesterday, Census Bureau spokesman Steve Bucker went on Minnesota Public Radio to clear up Bachmann's misconceptions. He said that the Bureau is working with Bachmann to explain the rules to her.
By a narrow vote of 219-212, the House of Representatives has passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act. The most important part of the bill establishes a cap and trade system to combat climate change. The bill will next be debated and voted on in the Senate.
In an attempt to top Rush Limbaugh's claim yesterday that President Obama was behind Republican Gov. Mark Sanford's affair, today Michael Savage claimed that Obama orchestrated both Sanford and John Ensign's affair to take out potential Republican challengers for his reelection in 2012.
Michele Bachmann was on Glenn Beck's Fox News show today, and the result was an absolute panic over the 2010 Census. Beck worried that by not filling out the Census the government could take away his gun. Bachmann also continued to claim that the Census information could used to put Americans into internment camps.
Both US cable news and broadcast news networks are scrambling to cover the unexpected death of Michael Jackson. On cable both Fox News and MSNBC are bumping their regular programming to cover the story, while NBC, CBS, and ABC will each be airing prime time specials about the death of the pop legend.
On his radio show today, host Michael Savage claimed that if Mark Sanford was a Democrat, he wouldn't have been with a woman. Savage said that if Sanford was a Democrat, "He would have been on the Barney Frank side of things." You just like Republicans Larry Craig and Mark Foley were.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh managed to blame President Barack Obama for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's affair. Limbaugh claims that Sanford said, "The hell with it. The Democrats are destroying the country, so I am going to enjoy life." In essence, Rush is saying that it is Obama's fault that Sanford cheated on his wife.
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann was on Fox News this morning tying her conspiracy theories about President Obama to the Census. Bachmann united her Obama concentration camp theory and the Census, by stating that the Census was used to round up Japanese Americans and send them to internment camps during World War II, and Obama could do the same.
Fox News struck again today. The network's on screen graphic while Republican Gov. Mark Sanford confessed his affair labeled him as a Democrat. Later, FNC corrected their mistake, but this isn't the first time that they have done this. They also labeled disgraced former Republican Rep. Mark Foley as a Democrat.
The other shoe finally dropped in the story of South Carolina Republican Gov. Mark Sanford. At his press conference today, Sanford admitted that he has been unfaithful to his wife by having an affair with a friend from Argentina. Stanford also resigned as the chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Whatever happened to the GOP's family values?