The 2 Blocks From Ground Zero Muslim Community Center Built on Hallowed Grounds of a Burlington Coat Factory

Unless you are a stupid right winger that loves turning noncontroversial BS into an epic political battle...

Stop calling it "The Mosque at Ground Zero" because there is no such thing.

Are you really this insane as to elevate the stupidity? More reality below the fold.

Open Thread: Stephen Colbert Discusses "Beck, The Prophet"

Right Wing Revisionist Capitalism

Capitalism and the free market as envisioned by Adam Smith - the father of Capitalism (OR the founder of free market economics) - understood that profit at any cost was not the answer:

Would Smith have stood with America's captains of industry in opposition to the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, which workers the right to form unions, engage in collective bargaining, and to strike? Not likely:

Nutty Tea Party Flavor Of The Day

I thought the last post on Palin and Paul would have been it... But, h/t to jimstaro, I believe this may be "The One":

Tea Party Candidate Claimed to Be the Messiah, Tried to Raise the Dead

Politicians aren't known for being the humblest bunch. But there's a Tea Party-backed candidate for Congress whose ego-boosting seems to have gone a step further than usual. Tim D'Annunzio, a Republican candidate in North Carolina's Eighth District, has actually claimed to be the Messiah, according to sources in court documents.

I do believe that it does not get much nuttier than that... Unless you count Palin's witch hunting maverickiness? Emphasis on the ickiness there...

Back By Popular Demand: “Learn to Speak Tea Bag”

"Here a bag, there a bag, everywhere a bag bag!" - Mark Fiore

Because Mark Fiore has been having a really, REALLY good/bad kind of day:

Below the fold you can see a bit more about what kind of day I am talking about.

Is Little Green Footballs a Communist Blog now?

"The American right wing has gone off the rails, into the bushes,

and off the cliff. I won’t be going over the cliff with them."

From LGF's Charles Johnson:

Why I Parted Ways With The Right

1. Support for fascists, both in America (see: Pat Buchanan, Robert
Stacy McCain, etc.) and in Europe (see: Vlaams Belang, BNP, SIOE, Pat
Buchanan, etc.)

2. Support for bigotry, hatred, and white supremacism (see: Pat Buchanan, Ann Coulter, Robert Stacy McCain, Lew Rockwell, etc.)

3. Support for throwing women back into the Dark Ages, and general
religious fanaticism (see: Operation Rescue, anti-abortion groups,
James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Tony Perkins, the entire religious right,

There are 7 more reasons, among the listed ones, for why you might have
to call him a liberal/communist/socialist/etc. Blogger now. And,
obviously, he is not the brightest bulb in the Blogosphere if it took
him this long to figure it out, but among the right wing? About as
close to a luminary as they had. And holy frick! He slams the door in
every other right wing pundit's and Blogger's face as he leaves. I am just getting some disinfectant ready before I peek at the comment threads over there. ;)