O RLY? Birther Queen Coyly Calls for Armed Insurrection Against Obama Regime

Looks Like Orly Taitz' Bad Year Could Still Get Even Worse

Birther Queen Taitz in recent screen test for Courtney Love biopic.

Ben Frumin tips us off via Talking Points Memo:
In a blog post on her website titled "It might be time now," birther queen Orly Taitz seemed to suggest today a call to arms against President Obama:

What is the real intention of this Kenyan, Indonesian communist usurper? Is it to provide security for us or to destroy our security? Judge for yourself.

Seeing targeted destruction of our economy, our security, dissipation of American jobs, massive corruption in the Government, Congress Department of Justice and Judiciary, it might be time to start rallies and protests using our second amendment right to bear arms and organise in militias. >more...

Two-Thirds of "Tea Party Express" Funding Went Back to GOP Consultants That Created It

Our Country Deserves Better? Doesn't Look Like It...

GOP Astroturfer Sal Russo: I've got yer cash, beyotches!

Zachary Roth writes at Talking Points Memo:
The political action committee behind the Tea Party Express (TPE) -- which already has been slammed as inauthentic and corporate-controlled by rival factions in the Tea Party movement -- directed almost two thirds of its spending during a recent reporting period back to the Republican consulting firm that created the PAC in the first place.

Our Country Deserves Better (OCDB) spent around $1.33 million from July through November, according to FEC filings examined by TPMmuckraker. Of that sum, a total of $857,122 went to Sacramento-based GOP political consulting firm Russo, Marsh, and Associates, or people associated with it.

OCDB, which built the Tea Party Express, is essentially a Russo, Marsh creation, as we've detailed. The PAC's site was registered in July 2008 by Sal Russo, the firm's founder. That site also lists Russo as the PAC's "chief strategist." Tea Party Express fundraising emails, sent by OCDB and obtained by TPMmuckraker, come from another Russo, Marsh employee, Joe Wierzbicki. >more...


Michele Bachmann: Welfare Cheat!

"Queen of the Teabaggers" Sucks Down Corrupt Farm Subsidies to the Tune of $250,000

Michele "You Be Da' Man" Bachman: Crack Is Whack!

Yasha Levine writes at The eXiled:

Michele Bachmann has become known as the Queen of the anti-government Tea Baggers, protesting health care reform and slamming every other government handout as “socialism.” But what her followers don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is also a queen of another kind—a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she has been collecting for at least a decade.

And she’s not the only one who has been padding her bank account with taxpayer money.

Bachmann, of Minnesota, has spent much of this year agitating against health care reform, whipping up the tea-baggers with stories of death panels and rationed health care. She has called for a revolution against what she sees as Barack Obama’s attempted socialist takeover of America, saying presidential policy is “reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom...” >more


Teabaggers Caroling For You!

Merry Christmas from the enraged white people who've taken over the GOP!

Away in the District,
With no apparent work,
Each fucking teabagger,
Sings songs with a smirk.

But I smirk right back,
'Cause last time I checked,
Obama was President,
Not Palin or Beck.

–Gawker comment by "Richard Petty"


SMACKDOWN! Injunction Granted to ACORN Against Congressional Defunding

Epic WIN! US District Court Judge Takes Politicians to School, Refreshes Memory on Bills Of Attainder

Muriel Kane reports from The Raw Story:
A US District Court judge has granted a preliminary injunction against last September's defunding of anti-poverty group ACORN by a vote of Congress.

ACORN had filed a lawsuit claiming that Congress's action violated the explicit Constitutional prohibition against bills of attainder -- punishments handed out to an isolated individual or group by legislative proceedings rather than through the courts.

The judge agreed that "the plaintiffs have raised a fundamental issue of separation of powers. They have been singled out by Congress for punishment that directly and immediately affects their ability to continue to obtain federal funding, in the absence of any judicial, or administrative, process adjudicating guilt."

Representatives of ACORN and of the Center for Constitutional Rights, which brought the suit on their behalf, were jubilant following the ruling. CCR Vice President Jules Lobel was quoted in a CCR press release as saying, "This historic decision by the Court affirms the fundamental constitutional principle that the Congress cannot be judge, jury, and executioner."

ACORN Executive Director Bertha Lewis proclaimed that "the court's decision is a victory not only for the many dedicated citizens who work with ACORN to improve their communities and promote responsible lending and homeownership, but for the Constitution and the rights of all Americans..." >more


Facebookers! Get Virtual Game Cash for Healthcare Reform Astroturfing!

One more reason to stay the hell away from Facebook (as if you needed it):

Laura Northrup writes at The Consumerist:
Don't want to fork over actual cash or start a shady "free" trial in order to get sweet, sweet virtual currency for your favorite game on Facebook or MySpace? Well, you could always take a health care survey that pays you to tell your representatives in Congress how opposed you are to health care reform. Mmm, smell that astroturf! >more


P'wah hah! ACORN Dick-Slaps Ohio GOP in Voter Registration Lawsuit

Matthew "The Mad Midget" Vadum Shrank by Two More Inches on the News

The Associated Press reports, via the Hudson Hub Times:

Cleveland -- The state has agreed to settle a federal court lawsuit over expanded voter-registration procedures for low-income people.

Under the agreement filed last week in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, low-income people must be given the chance to register to vote when applying for public assistance. The lawsuit said such services are required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

The lawsuit was filed three years ago on behalf of the group ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, and two people who went to welfare offices but weren't asked about registering to vote, Carrie Harkless of Lorain and Tameca Mardis of Cleveland.

The settlement agreement includes Ohio's top election official, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Brunner's spokesman, Jeff Ortega, said Nov. 30 that her office would abide by the settlement... >more

Stupidest. Issue. Ad. EVER.

Teabagging Anti-Healthcare Reform "Issue Ad" Hinges on Claim that TWELVE BIG PERCENT of Surveyed Voters Believe Opponents of Current Healthcare Bill are Racist

In fact, if you were to ask many of us, you'll find that we're opposed to the current bill because it's another corporate giveaway, because of the threat of fines and imprisonment for not being able to afford health insurance, because of the sellout of womens' reproductive rights, because single-payer advocates were shut out of Obama's big "healthcare summit" in favor of corporations, and because the part of the bill even remotely resembling single-payer -- the picked-over old bone known as "public option" -- is likely to be eliminated as well in the Senate version.

Of course, you wouldn't know it from this scaremongering, ham-handed attempt at pro-corporate propaganda:

Read more about this steaming heap of Teabagging goodness at The Gawker...and, while you're at it, have a peek at this butt-kicking video response to the insipid "I Guess I'm A Racist" issue ad: