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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

News Roundup for 11/30/10

Constitution in flames
How much teabaggers love the Constitution

-Headline of the Day-
"Tea Party Nation President Says It 'Makes A Lot Of Sense' To Restrict Voting Only To Property Owners."

Boy, them teabaggers sure like their Constitution -- right up to the point that they don't. Like many brainless idiots, Tea Party Nation President Judson Phillips has himself a radio show, where he can display the magnificence of his moronitude. And display it he did one day recently, when he told his audience of hundreds that the founders had put "certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. One of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you're a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you're not a property owner, you know, I'm sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners."

Tea Partiers and they're masterful grasp of history, huh? See history shows that "non-property owners" (crappy English there, what is "non-property" and how can you own it?) do have a "vested interest in the community" -- since what Judson seems to think "non-property owner" means would describe most of the volunteer soldiers in the revolutionary war and every other war since. But 'baggers are dumb and they think history is whatever they want it to be, so these non-brain owners will buy it.

Here's what he's really getting at, though. Young people, poor people, single women, etc. are all less likely to be homeowners and more likely to vote Democrat. Mr. Totally Nonpartisan Tea Party Nation President gets a woody from thinking about Democrats being kept from the polls -- by law.

Sure, teabaggers love the Constitution -- so long as they get to edit all the democracy out of it first. (Think Progress)

-Good idea-
Journalistic advice, in comic form:

Let's just go ahead and apply that rule to all journalism, OK? (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

-Bonus HotD-
"John McCain Admits He Is a Fraud, Declares Love For Russ Feingold."

You know, when I unplugged for a week, the only site I really missed was Wonkette. (Wonkette)

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