63-year-old veteran and Tucson shooting victim blames Palin, Beck and Angle

“Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled — senseless hatred leading to murder, lunatic fringe anarchism, subscribed to by John Boehner, mainstream rebels with vengeance for all — even 9-year-old girls… I would put Sarah Palin in first place there. I think, really, she should be incarcerated for treason for advocating assassinating public officials. That map I saw that she published on the Internet had crosshairs on it and one of them was meant for Gabrielle Giffords.”

Eric Fuller, a 63-year-old disabled veteran and Tucson shooting victim blames Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Sharron Angle for Tucson shooting

Sounds like blood libel to me. The villagers of Teatardtown should begin smearing a 63-year-old veteran in 3, 2, 1…

UPDATE * * * * * *

Fuller apparently snapped today at the end of a taping of ABC’s weekly “Town Hall” with news anchor Christiane Amanpour. He said “you’re dead” to a guy in the audience who was for gun rights and called the audience “whores.”  He was escorted outside and arrested.  Symptoms of PTSD?

UPDATE 2 * * * * * *

Tucson Shooting Victim Apologizes to Tea Party Leader for Threat

“I would like to tender my sincerest apologies to Mr. (Trent) Humphries for my misplaced outrage on Saturday at the St. Odelia’s town meeting,” Fuller said in the statement. “It was not in the spirit of our allegiance and warm feelings to each other as citizens of our great country.”

Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to a county mental health facility after he photographed Tucson Tea Party founder Humphries and said, “You are dead” when Humphries began speaking at the event.

Fuller “is apologetic and very sad” about his outburst, DeRuyter said. “He wishes he could go back and do things differently,” she said.

Humphries said Fuller’s comment came when the town hall discussion turned to gun control.


Sharrrron Angle: Weirdest concession speech?

Angle boasts that more than 80% of her money came from out of state. Watch it.

Election Day coffee in the bunker

Michael Moore’s Twitter

“And if you point out that their arguments don’t add up, they fly into a rage. Try to explain that when debtors spend less, the economy will be depressed unless somebody else spends more, and they call you a socialist. Try to explain why mortgage relief is better for America than foreclosing on homes that must be sold at a huge loss, and they start ranting like Mr. Santelli.” – [Paul Krugman via Bob Cesca]

  • Jon Stewart’s [and Stephen Colbert's] “Rally for Sanity” has smashed the record for number of trips taken on DC’s subway system on a Saturday. [RawStory via NBCNews]
  • On Yucca Mountain: “I’m all in favor of rewarding Nevadans for their Sharron Angle votes. If we have to tolerate her toxic waste on the national scene, you get our radioactive waste in your back yard. Seems like a fair trade.” [John Cole]
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), who heads up the National Republican Senatorial Committee, conceded this morning that the GOP will not win a majority in the Senate. [TPM]
  • RNC Chairman Michael Steele told Candy Crowly the GOP is “not going to compromise on raising the debt ceiling” — something that will almost certainly lead to a government shutdown and economic catastrophe. [ThinkProgress]

Election Day message from Balloon Juice: If you’re really still thinking about not voting today, watch this video, check out what the fuck Obama has done so far, and vote. If you don’t know where to vote, find your fucking polling place.

Sharron Angle said what now?

“So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that. What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.”Angle speaking at the Hispanic Student Union

WTF? Sharron Angle Edition

Except that no one has EVER called Angle “the first Asian legislator in the Nevada State Assembly.” I guess this proves Angle can “relate” to minorities on a purely fictional level.

Sharron Angle: another Sarah Palin endorsed candidate!

GOP orgs raking cash in from donors such as Murdoch, Koch, Perry and Adelson

In June, Fox News’ parent company News Corporation gave a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association. This evening, IRS disclosures reveal that News Corporation gave another check, time for $250,000, bringing his total donation amount to $1,250,000. Other donors include Bill Koch, who donated $100,000, Swift Boat-funder Bob Perry, who gave $3.5 million, and right-wing casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who gave $1 million to the Republican campaign group.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation Donates Again To The Republican Governors Association: $250,000


The Republican-Teaparty can’t be trusted with Social Security or Medicare

… if you agree that tax cuts to the rich should be extended and Social Security / Medicare should be privatized or ‘phased out,’ by all means vote for the Republican in November.

Tarryl Clark’s Bachmann ad:

Bachmann ad via Joe.My.God.

Harry Reid’s Angle ad:


Angle condemns government health care for everyone (except for her and her husband)

Sharron Angle, Tea Party-GOP favorite for Nevada Senator, shares her husband’s federal health care.  So essentially, Angle condones government health care for everyone (except for her and her husband).

Note: she also runs on the issue that the federal government is ‘too big’ and ‘wasteful’ — now that her husband is safely retired!

From Tuesday’s Politico Morning Score:

Angle’s campaign acknowledged to Nevada journalist Jon Ralston Monday that both the candidate and her husband receive health care from the federal government. Spokeswoman Ciara Matthews said in a statement: “Mr. Ted Angle receives his pension through the (federal) Civil Service Retirement System. While it is not supplemented by the federal government, current civil servants pay into the program to pay the schedule of those already retired – much like how the Social Security Program works today. Mr. Angle does not qualify – nor does he receive Social Security benefits. His health insurance plan (the Federal Employee Health Program), which also covers Sharron, is a continuation of what he was receiving while he worked for the federal government.”

Sharron Angle And Her Husband Are On Government Health Care Plans


27 Aug: Morning in the bunker




  • Bernanke Signals Fed Is Ready to Prop Up Economy
  • CBO: Repealing Medicare portions of health law would increase deficit by $455 billion
  • Krugman on the Fed’s options: It can buy more long-term and private debt; it can push down long-term interest rates by announcing its intention to keep short-term rates low; it can raise its medium-term target for inflation, making it less attractive for businesses to simply sit on their cash.


Beckstock 8/28:

Sharron Angle, ladies and gentlemen

Via NRO: Did she just say that out loud?

nullWe wanted [the media] to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.

– Sharron Angle, Nevada Tea Party candidate for US Senate, on Fox News 


Friday in the bunker

How a cat deals with being Rick-rolled:



Biggest defaulters on mortgages are THE RICH: Whether it is their residence, a second home or a house bought as an investment, the rich have stopped paying the mortgage at a rate that greatly exceeds the rest of the population. More than one in seven homeowners with loans in excess of a million dollars are seriously delinquent, according to data compiled for The New York Times by the real estate analytics firm CoreLogic.
BP dumping oil waste in Mississippi landfills:


Politics / Gov

Palin’s got a slick new ad about “Mama Grizzlies and how their strength and freedom symbolizes a certain group of American women who hate things like death-panels, lamestream media, and Kenyan-born Socialists. A majority of grizzly bears resent this blatant hypocrisy.

But what is Palin’s most impressive “strength” demonstrated by the video?

Washington Examiner: Despite the campaign style of the video Palin recently released, she has over and over again demonstrated that her greatest strength to American conservatism is not in running for office but in getting liberals and Democrats to react to her comments.

Climate change: It’s odd how little we’ve heard lately from the skeptics who deny that climate change is real. What’s the matter, people? Heat stroke? ~ Eugene Robinson

Rape victims should use their pregnancies as a way to turn lemons into lemonade.

ALAN STOCK: What do you say then to a young girl, I am going to place it as he said it, when a young girl is raped by her father, let’s say, and she is pregnant. How do you explain this to her in terms of wanting her to go through the process of having the baby?

SHARRON ANGLE: I think that two wrongs don’t make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade.


What ever happened to Gallagher? He was recently in Bremerton, WA and…

Gallagher is—how best to put this?—a paranoid, delusional, right-wing religious maniac. I HAD NO IDEA.

“Hey, President Obama,” he spits out the name like a mouthful of burning hair. “You ain’t black. I don’t care what you say—you’re a latte. You’re half whole-milk. It could be goat milk—you could be a terrorist!” I am too busy losing my mind to catch the next joke, which is about Ted Kennedy’s brain cancer. Aaaaand we’re off.


Thursday in the bunker



A suspect in the abduction of 4-year-old Alisa Maier shot himself as police approached yesterday. Paul Serling Smith, 38, of Hawk Point, Mo., was in the process of spray-painting his car silver when police closed in. (stltoday.com)

Authorities in California said Wednesday they have arrested a suspect in the Grim Sleeper serial killer case and will charge him with 10 counts of murder. (CNN)

Gov / Politics

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—gingerly, gingerly—took a step towards addressing one of the most fundamental but unknown threats to public health: the overuse of antibiotics in animal food and water. …Drugs like penicillin and tetracycline were developed to help sick people, and it might stand to reason that they should be preserved for use in sick people—not to speed the growth of pigs, chicken and cattle… about 13 million lbs. or 70% of all antibiotics in the U.S. goes to food animal production. (Time)
“I don’t know what happened on that BP well. People keep asking me. I don’t know. Were there problems with what BP wanted to do and it was approved without enough scrutiny? I don’t know.” ~ Former MMS Director (2002–2007) Johnnie Burton “defending” her record.
“Government shouldn’t be doing that to a private company. And I think you named it clearly: It’s a slush fund.” ~ Nevada Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle, today, on BP‘s $20 billion escrow fund for the oil spill.


John ColeHeathers — Apparently Kos has been blacklisted at MSNBC because he hurt Joe Scar’s fee-fees on twitter.
A Rachel Maddow high school pic, featuring long, blonde hair!
These videos are funny – you should watch them:

  • Schwiiing for Palin! Video


Morning in the bunker



  • EVANSTON, WYOMING — A woman who has spent 20 years in a mental institution for beheading and mutilating her two young daughters, because she said they were evil clones, may soon get supervised release. (AP)
  • Sakineh Mohammadie Ashtiani, an Iranian mother of two convicted of adultery, will be buried up to her chest and stoned to death, a human rights activist warns. (CNN)
  • U.S. to sue Arizona on immigration: Justice Department will argue that state’s law intrudes on federal prerogatives, sources say. (WaPo)



  • I support this: Re: Steele and the RNC: Allow me to chime in with my usual observation on this subject: This is a job for Sarah Palin. Palin would be a much better RNC chairman than presidential candidate or freelance kingmaker. She’d raise tons of money and help recruit good candidates, i.e., she’d excel at doing the things Steele should have been doing instead of appointing himself Republican pundit-at-large. (John Cole)
  • In September 2008, Fred Thompson decried government-backed mortgages as the cause of financial meltdown… Flash forward to 2010 and now Thompson is a TV pitchman for — you guessed it — a business selling government-backed mortgages. (DailyKos)


(Steve Benen) This week offered new evidence that our fragile economic recovery is on very shaky ground. The monthly job totals from June were deeply disappointing. The real estate market continues to struggle badly. Reports on construction spending and manufacturing activity both disappointed. [...]

But that’s why Chambliss’ GOP response is so striking. His articulation of the Republican message of the week sent an unmistakable signal about exactly what the minority party considers important right now. [...]

So, literally just one day after the release of the worst monthly jobs report since October, and with a genuine employment crisis undermining the economy, the official Republican message of the week is to talk about the debt — a debt, by the way, that grew by $5 trillion during the Bush/Cheney era because of breathtaking Republican recklessness.

How many times did Chambliss mention the word “jobs”? Literally none. How many references were there to “unemployment”? Zero. What did Chambliss offer in terms of ideas to improve the economy? There weren’t any — he didn’t talk about growing the economy at all.

The most important issue on the minds of Americans went completely ignored, because the GOP has decided a different issue matters more than the economy.

  • Republicans have always been vigorously preoccupied with the notion that poor people — as well as unemployed people in the aftermath of a deep recession — are somehow spoiled and overly pampered. Meanwhile, they don’t mind spoon-feeding billions of free dollars to the world’s largest corporations. (Bob Cesca)
  • The American taxpayer helped BP pay the lease for the Deepwater Horizon rig. And while they bitch and shriek about spoiled freeloaders on unemployment, I would wager that the Republicans would gladly continue to allow this tax loophole. And why not? The Republicans were happy to keep paying Big Oil $35 billion a year in corporate welfare. (Bob Cesca)

Idiot watch

Little Green Footballs:

Here’s Nevada Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle, saying that the unemployed are “spoiled.”

The GOP sure is raising up quite a crop of canny politicians this year.


JD Hayworth, the “true” conservative (i.e. teabagger) running against “Maverick” McCain in AZ, was a celebrity endorser of “free” government grant money in 2007. TPM has the video: Take a look.


Bob Cesca:

Screw safety. Just let them drill away!

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell asked a U.S. judge to lift a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico within 30 days to avoid “turning an environmental disaster into an economic catastrophe.”

So yeah. Jindal wants new oil rigs now. No need to take a second look at necessary safety precautions. Just GO! GO! GO!


Rahm, u lie

When asked yesterday on ABC’s This Week about Rep. Joe Barton’s (R-TX) accusation that the White House engaged in a “shakedown” of BP, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel noted the remark was “not a political gaffe,” but rather a statement based on “prepared remarks.” He linked Barton’s comments to the GOP’s “larger philosophy,” saying it “is an approach to what they see. They see the aggrieved party here is BP, not the fisherman. And remember, this is not just one person.”

Conservative pundit Sarah Palin quickly blasted Emanuel’s comments on Twitter:

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But as Think Progress points out: If a chorus of over 115 Republican members agreeing with Barton isn’t a reflection of GOP philosophy, what is?


Sharron Angle, Nevada, Tea Party, JD Hayworth, Arizona, John McCain, Louisiana, Bobby Jindal, Rahm Emanuel, Joe Barton, Sarah Palin


Harry Reid’s Teaparty Competition

Harry Reid campaign manager Brandon Hall:

“Sharon Angle is a Rand Paul-type candidate. In fact, I would say she’s more extreme than Rand Paul.”

[Talking Points Memo] FLASHBACK: GOPer Angle Spoke Out Against FLUORIDE In Water Supply

Nevada GOP Senate candidate Sharron Angle earlier in her career spoke out strongly against fluoride, the substance known alternately for improving dental health and as a Communist plot to undermine Western democracy.

Angle, the tea party favorite who is taking on Sen. Harry Reid, tends to be skeptical of government programs, and her opposition to fluoridation of municipal water supplies back in the late 1990s is no exception.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in April 1999 that the state assembly, of which Angle was a member, voted 26-16 for a bill that required fluoridation in two counties including the cities of Reno and Las Vegas. Angle was a strong opponent of the measure. The paper reported (via Nexis):

Before the vote, Assemblywoman Sharron Angle, R-Reno, sought to postpone the vote so she could add an amendment to block fluoridation in Washoe County. The Washoe County Commission in 1992 rejected fluoridation, and Angle said the Legislature should not approve fluoridation in her county without a vote of its people.

[Bill proponent Chris Giunchigliani] attributed the reluctance of Angle and others to back the bill to its potential financial effect on Washoe County. ….

But Angle said she simply does not like fluoride.

‘The fluoride solutions used in fluoridation must not contain any quantity of lead, arsenic, mercury, or any other substance that may be considered hazardous to human health,’ she said. During hearings, Angle said witnesses testified most states use an industrial fluoride that contains such substances.

Here’s what the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has to say on the matter:

“For 65 years, community water fluoridation has been a safe and healthy way to effectively prevent tooth decay. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.”


Fluoride in the water, yeah!


via Huffington Post:

Angle’s Beliefs: