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Sun July 05, 2009
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(Something Awful) Amusing Something Awful apologizes for making Sarah Palin resign  (somethingawful.com) (249)
(ABC News) Fail White House says they might have to "temporarily" bypass Senate ratification of Russian arms treaty if "most ideal situation" of following the Constitution isn't feasible  (blogs.abcnews.com) (318)
(SLTrib) Ironic Democrat lawmakers hold a closed door meeting to discuss open government. "This would be humorous if it weren't so doggone sad."  (sltrib.com) (101)
(Fox News) Obvious Biden admits administration "misread" economy in forming policy response. But that's no reason voters shouldn't trust them to fix health care, global warming, monetary policy, regulations, foreign policy  (foxnews.com) (182)
(MSNBC) Obvious Administration 'misread' scale of Honduran internal problems, Zelaya's ties to Chavez. But that's no reason voters shouldn't trust them to handle Iran, North Korea, China, domestic policy  (msnbc.msn.com) (209)
(The Nation) Cool "After eight years in the Bush wilderness...a rising demographic of like-minded Americans and a new president are guiding us back to our roots as a secular nation."  (thenation.com) (313)
(Washington Post) Stupid President Obama wants groups to stop running ads against Senators who wont support his agenda. Wait what?  (washingtonpost.com) (80)
(Fox News) Obvious Political commentators: Sarah Palin has lost her mind. FoxNews: Sarah Palin is about to burst on the national scene  (foxnews.com) (342)
(LA Times) Ironic Bush given 6 standing ovations while speaking to a crowd in Woodward, OK for the 4th of July. "Bush's principles ring true in Oklahoma," said Kris Day, "We're conservative, we don't spend money we don't have."  (latimes.com) (113)
(BBC) Interesting Iranian Clerics to Ahmadinnerbell: No, you can't have a second term: Not yours  (news.bbc.co.uk) (131)
(Washington Times) Hero "Newt has made an extraordinary comeback. Anybody looking around for ideas and activism and leadership in the Republican Party would put Newt in the top two or three people to turn to"  (washingtontimes.com) (237)
(Houston Chronicle) Followup Sarah Palin is upset about the reaction to her resignation. "How sad that Washington and the media will never understand; it's about country"  (chron.com) (537)

Sat July 04, 2009
(Politifact) Obvious For the 'Birthers' to be right, "it would have required the complicity of the state health department and two independent newspapers - on the off chance this unnamed child might want to one day be President.... "  (politifact.com) (290)
(National Review) Scary The lesson that the ruthless corners of the political world will take from the rise, fall, and departure of Sarah Palin [is] that if you attack a politician's children nastily enough and relentlessly enough, you can get anybody to quit  (campaignspot.nationalreview.com) (335)
(Daily Kos) Amusing Saturday Kos hate mail thread: Post-Palin depression edition  (dailykos.com) (105)
(St. Petersburg Times) Interesting "Many people assume that the 47 million Americans who don't have health insurance simply can't afford it. But the fact is, some don't want it."  (tampabay.com) (420)
(Entertainment Weekly) Unlikely Sarah Palin resigned in order to start...a talk show?  (popwatch.ew.com) (187)
(LA Times) Followup White House says Obama family still looking for a madrassah that best suits their beliefs  (latimes.com) (72)
(National Review) Obvious "National office will dwindle down to the unhealthily singleminded (Clinton, Obama), the timeserving emirs of Incumbistan (Biden, McCain) and dynastic heirs (Bush). Our loss."  (corner.nationalreview.com) (101)
(Some Guy) Obvious "Is there a bigger snooze than 'health care reform?' Any article that begins 'A better plan to provide health care...' is likely to lose most of its readership in the first sentence"  (thewashingtonnote.com) (33)
(London Times) Interesting Victory is impossible in Afghanistan  (timesonline.co.uk) (119)
(News.com.au) Obvious North Korea continues its attempts to turn Japan into the vapors  T-Shirt  (news.com.au) (45)
(Yahoo) Scary "A national debt, if not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." - Alexander Hamilton  (fe3.story.media.ac4.yahoo.com) (103)
(Washington Post) Dumbass Amazingly, the transcript of the Sarah Palin resignation speech is even more of a train wreck than the spoken version  (voices.washingtonpost.com) (257)
(Some Guy) Followup Palin may be facing indictment as early as next week in embezzlement scandal  (bradblog.com) (844)

Fri July 03, 2009
(Crooks & Liars) Amusing Sean Hannity and Karl Rove pick new Republican theme: The Party of the American Dream. Dusty Rhodes slashes his own forehead in sorrow for his legacy (or maybe just for old time's sake)  (videocafe.crooksandliars.com) (123)
(NewsMax) Obvious "Anybody who thinks Obama intends to just constitutionally go away in 2016 is nuts ... I wouldn't be at all surprised if in the next number of years there is a move on the 22nd Amendment"  (newsmax.com) (282)
(Think Progress) Obvious Rick Santorum accuses the conservative justices on the Supreme Court of reversing Sotomayor's decision for partisan reasons  (thinkprogress.org) (63)
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Interesting Investigation into a massive Democratic fraud ring in Pennsylvania's legislature heats up as more than 100 subpoenas flutter through the air like a ticker-tape parade  (pittsburghlive.com) (86)
(Politico) Interesting Sarah Palin to step down as Alaska governor, possibly prepare for 2012 run for president. This is good news... for Tina Fey  (politico.com) (lots)
(The State) Interesting You think a holiday with your in-laws is uncomfortable, imagine being Gov. Mark Sanford (R-South Adulturerlina) this weekend  (thestate.com) (39)
(Reuters) Sad Kenyans furious that Barack Obama won't visit the country where he was born during his trip to Africa  (reuters.com) (188)
(Some Guy) Obvious "For those who supported this president out of frustration with either John McCain or George W. Bush, is it not obvious to you yet that Barack Obama hates America?"  (michnews.com) (82)
(Wall Street Journal) Interesting The Founding Fathers would have been okay with flag burning as protected symbolic speech, much like sending a politician a wooden gun to imply he's a coward. And what a good idea  (online.wsj.com) (40)
(Philly) Strange Pennsylvania bill makes it illegal to implant a microchip into a human being without his or her consent. An amendment is being offered to prohibit alien anal probes as well  (philly.com) (115)
(GlobalPost) Obvious It's official: America's most insightful foreign-affairs journalists are Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart with their on-the-spot "reporting" from Iran and Iraq  (globalpost.com) (63)
(Rolling Stone) Obvious Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression . "The world's most powerful investment bank is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity."  (rollingstone.com) (153)
(Huffington Post) Interesting Did even the Huffington Post point out that crazy-hate the left has for Palin has gone a bit too far? You betcha  (huffingtonpost.com) (253)
(Townhall) Amusing "With the Supreme Court's decision in Ricci v. DeStefano this week, we can now report that Sonia Sotomayor is even crazier than Ruth Bader Ginsburg."  (townhall.com) (56)
(RealClearPolitics) Obvious "It is one thing for a president to be liked, but in a dangerous world...it is better that an American president be feared"  (realclearpolitics.com) (137)
(YouTube) Video Obama's open and transparent Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, gets owned by CBS' Chip Reid and Hearst's Helen Thomas. Which isn't really a fair fight since she's 89 years old and has covered every President since Kennedy  (youtube.com) (87)
(Fox News) Stupid Headline: College Republicans banned. Actual story: College Republicans and Democrats banned. Explanation two icons to the left  (foxnews.com) (54)
(Salon) Obvious Rush Limbaugh is still a big fat idiot  (salon.com) (123)
(National Review) Obvious 2008: Team Obama spends $44 million on ads attacking McCain for proposing taxing employer-based benefits. 2009: President Obama is considering taxing employer-based benefits. Welcome to Change Country  (media.nationalreview.com) (82)
(Some Guy) Obvious "When will this recession finally be recognized as Pelosi's recession?"  (animecrazy.net) (70)
(Examiner) Interesting National Black Republican Association calls on Democrat Party to apologize for racism. Wait, what?  (examiner.com) (313)

Thu July 02, 2009
(SCOTUSBlog) Ironic And the award for most intellectually independent Supreme Court Justice is... Clarence Thomas  (scotusblog.com) (133)
(Media Matters) Amusing Fox News hosts lose their fair and balanced minds over Al Franken's senatorial win. Their tears are delicious  (mediamatters.org) (186)
(Crooks & Liars) Dumbass Rush Limbaugh: Encouraging a military coup?  (crooksandliars.com) (168)
(National Review) Asinine From the people who brought you The War on Christmas™ and The War on Easter™ comes this summer's blockbuster new sequel. Yep, you guessed it: It's The War on the 4th of July™. Here we go again.......AGAIN  (corner.nationalreview.com) (205)
(Politifact) Obvious "Back on June 27, 2008, PolitiFact published a story we hoped would put the whole Obama birth certificate controversy to rest. Oh, how naive we were."  (politifact.com) (696)
(Washington Post) Fail Congress passes law limiting credit card interest rate hikes. So, not being as stupid as Congress thinks they are, credit card companies increase rates months before the law kicks in. Thanks, Congress  (washingtonpost.com) (160)
(Wall Street Journal) Interesting Too much money is spent on health care administration, which is why Medicare is a good model for a universal system in the US. The same Medicare that's easier to defraud than doing a business deal with your dog  (online.wsj.com) (83)
(MSNBC) Fail Obama economy gets highest score in 26 years - 1 in 10 workers now live on unicorn farts  (msnbc.msn.com) (267)
(Washington Examiner) Obvious Those taxpayer dollars loaned to banks by TARP are actually making a profit. Which Barney Frank wants to spend like he's antiquing in Provincetown  (washingtonexaminer.com) (222)
(MSNBC) Stupid Sen. Franken may be spoofed on SNL, a show he use to be on, were he spoofed a senator once on a committee he may actually serve on (saved you six paragraphs of reading there)  (msnbc.msn.com) (241)
(Washington Post) Interesting John "The 'Stache" Bolton: Israel, it's time for you to do what you do best against Iran  (washingtonpost.com) (271)
(Politico) Ironic Washington Post selling access to DC power elite, reporters for as much as $250,000; gets scolded by lobbybist for dubious ethics  (politico.com) (45)
(Wall Street Journal) Obvious From the GOP: It's official, Michele Bachmann has gone full retard  (blogs.wsj.com) (386)
(CBS News) Obvious Sarah Palin's campaign emails pretty much prove if she became president she'd nuke the Dutch for not noticing her new hairdo  (cbsnews.com) (147)
(NewsBusters) Hero I never thought I would live to see the day I cheered on Helen Thomas. But that day has arrived  (newsbusters.org) (276)
(American Thinker) Obvious Obama has repeatedly snubbed democratic allies Britain, France and Germany, failed to really stand for Iranian democracy, and now backs the Honduran communist who illegally tried to stay in power. Sounds about right, actually  (americanthinker.com) (290)
(NPR) Scary Both John Ensign and Mark Sanford are part of a secretive church called the Family that believes the free market is sacred. Apparently Jesus is cool with adultery but not Social Security  T-Shirt  (npr.org) (148)

Wed July 01, 2009
(Google) Obvious Obama has a crazy idea about how to combat illegal immigration. Get this, he wants to enforce the laws already on the books and go after employers who hire large numbers of illegals  (google.com) (305)
(Yahoo) Obvious Vanity Fair publishes piece quoting "top aides" to the McCain campaign who worried about Sarah Palin's "mental state." Republicans: RABBLERABBLERABBLE  (news.yahoo.com) (145)
(CNN) Followup Defense chief giving gays in the military a closer look. Not that there's anything wrong with that  (cnn.com) (65)
(Daily Kos) Interesting Joe Lieberman thinks we should have "a comprehensive program ... to allow anybody in our country to buy into a national insurance pool." Unless it might actually happen, in which case it is leftist liberal treaso-marxism  (dailykos.com) (18)
(Fox News) Interesting "What is he thinking? Sanford violates all rules of sex scandal management." In related news, there are rules to a sex scandal  (foxnews.com) (61)
(Politico) Interesting McCain and Feingold have reunited. This time to block Obama's first appointment to the Federal Election Commission  (politico.com) (30)
(Michelle Malkin) Scary Old and busted: Passing a bill before you read it. New hotness: Placing stuff into a bill after you pass it  (michellemalkin.com) (71)
(CNN) Stupid Todays Republican whinge: 60 vote Democratic majority in the Senate means America will start using the metric system. C'mon guys, is that really the best you can do?  (edition.cnn.com) (526)
(Reason Magazine) Interesting Facts. Costs. Consequences. Who cares? We're in the middle of pretending to save the planet, baby  (reason.com) (96)
(FDL) Followup Joe Lieberman (I-ConnMan) in 2006 Senate race: "I have long supported Universal Health Care". 2009: "I'm going to rally a bipartisan Senate group against it."  (campaignsilo.firedoglake.com) (75)
(The New York Times) Strange California's governator has a carpeted, furnished tent outside his office just for smoking his cigars in. Unfortunately due to term limits, he won't be back  (nytimes.com) (171)
(RealClearPolitics) Interesting In Canada animal care is the one area of medicine that hasn't been taken over by the government. Dogs can get a CT scan in one day. For people, the waiting list is a month  (realclearpolitics.com) (124)
(Hot Air) Sad Votes on the cap-and-trade bill went for as much as $3.5 billion in taxpayer money  (hotair.com) (78)
(Media Matters) Unlikely Rush Limbaugh: "Michael Jackson flourished under Reagan and Bush, and died under Obama"  (mediamatters.org) (625)
(The New Republic) Interesting Public health insurance option would destroy private insurance, just like Social Security annihilated private pensions and FHA vanquished private mortgate lenders  (tnr.com) (542)
(National Review) Obvious More and more, it seems the Obama administration has one attitude toward the economic crisis: dole out pork for as long as possible  (article.nationalreview.com) (51)
(Toronto Star) Followup Mark Sanford says that his Argentinean mistress is his soul mate, forgetting that as a politician he has no soul  T-Shirt  (thestar.com) (99)
(PennLive) Interesting Pennsylvania the latest state to enter the new fiscal year without a budget, thanks to a Democratic governor who wants an income tax hike and a GOP senate who'd rather have a huge gay orgy than vote for it  (pennlive.com) (163)
(Buffalo News) Asinine Just when the political crap in NY couldn't get any worse -Democrats call a quorum when a Republican takes a short cut through the chambers. "Senate rules state that a lawmaker not in his chair is recorded as voting yes."  (buffalonews.com) (172)
(Washington Times) Interesting The US needs to stop being the world's policeman and withdraw from the UN and other international agencies. Which sounds fine, except that it's coming from Rep. Ron Paul (R-Loopyland)  (washingtontimes.com) (136)
(NewsMax) Interesting Noted Constitutional scholar Pat Boone joins the legion of heroic blogger-patriots and rugged individualist small business owners (with loyalties that lie with no major political party) in calling for Obama to release his birth certificate  (newsmax.com) (298)
(Pajamas Media) Sad From Iran to Honduras, millions of people around the world long for freedom and democracy. And wherever those seeking freedom can be found, Obama will be there...grinding his bootheel into their face  (pajamasmedia.com) (344)
(Daily Kos) Scary "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States"  (dailykos.com) (623)
(Gallup) Obvious Plurality of Americans see Democrats as too liberal, Republicans as too conservative, small bowl of porridge as just right  (gallup.com) (307)
(Yahoo) Dumbass Political analysis of "why Coleman lost" to Franken. "Because he's a douchebag" curiously missing from analysis  (news.yahoo.com) (108)
(Jerusalem Post) Scary As the Iranian authorities warned the opposition on Tuesday that they would tolerate no further protests over the disputed election, reports indicate that they have secretly started hanging arrested Mousavi supporters  (jpost.com) (610)
(The Raw Story) Unlikely Glenn Beck says Teabaggers aren't "just stupid people with pitchforks." He's right. Some have torches  (rawstory.com) (98)
(Washington Times) Hero Newspaper urges drivers to throw away red light camera tickets because the program is an accident-causing scam  (washingtontimes.com) (229)
(Think Progress) Dumbass Michele Bachmann (R-etard): Why doesn't the Census ask if you're a citizen? Census question #8: Is this person a citizen of the United States?  (thinkprogress.org) (157)
(WorldNetDaily) Hero Joe the Plumber, when asked if he has plans to run for public office, replied, "I hope not. You know, I talked to God about that and he was like, 'No.'" The Hero tag is for God  (wnd.com) (63)
(Contact Music) Strange Lawyers want Alec Baldwin to run for governor of Ohio, not realizing he's really nothing like the character he potrayed in Glengarry Glen Ross  (contactmusic.com) (52)
(AZCentral) Amusing Palin: I would win if I ran against Obama  (azcentral.com) (275)

Tue June 30, 2009
(AJC) Amusing Cynthia McKinney takes on Israeli Navy......AGAIN. Too bad she'll be back home within a day  (ajc.com) (39)
(Politico) Interesting With no help from the average Farker, Fox News goes 10 for 10  (politico.com) (271)
(Washington Post) Amusing Washington Post reports that Senator Robert Byrd will run for second term. Yes, this is a repeat from 1964  (washingtonpost.com) (46)
(Cato) Unlikely "I am a firm believer in the power of the free market," President Obama told the Wall Street Journal recently  (cato.org) (93)
(Daily Kos) Obvious Republicans outraged that Obama will not compromise with them anymore after his previous concessions earned him no votes from Republicans  (dailykos.com) (268)
(Reuters) Cool 2,252 days since major combat operation were declared over in Iraq, major combat operations have officially ended in Iraq. Mission Accomplished  (reuters.com) (437)
(Time) Amusing Rush Limbaugh thinks Obama will keep giving him material for the next seven or probably 11 years  (thepage.time.com) (276)
(Think Progress) Scary Europe is experience deflation, with the Euro having a negative rate of inflation for the first time ever  (yglesias.thinkprogress.org) (131)
(Politico) Interesting Obama announces plans to vacation on Cape Cod this year instead of making usual pilgrimage to Mecca  T-Shirt  (politico.com) (185)
(Think Progress) Obvious McCain running for president: I support cap & trade. McCain running for reelection: I don't support cap & trade  (thinkprogress.org) (84)
(The State) Interesting Biggest reason why Mark Sanford will survive the rest of his term? Because Sanford's probable successor is even crazier than he is  (thestate.com) (128)
(CNSNews) Obvious Nancy Pelosi (D-umbass) will not give the public a week to review the final text of the health-care reform bill before it is voted on later this year. Bonus: Neither will Harry Reid  (cnsnews.com) (163)
(Wall Street Journal) Obvious Remember when Obama said he wouldn't raise taxes on those making under $250,000? Yeah, about that  (businessinsider.com) (296)
(Talking Points Memo) NewsFlash "Stuart Smalley Goes to Washington" greenlit by MN Supreme Court  (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) (886)
(Wall Street Journal) Obvious Pass a sloppily written pork laden bill that no one has read in the name of the climate. What could possibly go wrong? Here's a good example  (online.wsj.com) (195)
(Washington Post) Obvious Those billions in taxpayer dollars the government "invested" in GM? We're as likely to get it back as a Chevy Cobalt is to make it to 100,000 miles  (washingtonpost.com) (531)
(Wall Street Journal) Interesting Perhaps knowing the double meaning - or perhaps not - the Wall Street Journal refers to Florida governor Charlie Crist as "the Republican Barney Frank"  (online.wsj.com) (77)
(New York Daily News) Asinine NY state senators simply sitting there collecting paychecks but refusing to work. Governor calls them clowns, compels them to attend weekend sessions, threatens to make them work July 4th, and may stop paying them altogether  (nydailynews.com) (119)
(Fox News) Spiffy Obama Administration considers taking away Kim Jong Il's Paypal account, Totalfark membership  (foxnews.com) (52)
(UPI) Interesting Animatronic Obama to make Disney debut. Since the robot's speech is pre-programmed it won't need a teleprompter  (upi.com) (72)
(Hot Air) Amusing First the White House press corps was like "OMG11" then they LOL'd (with video)  (hotair.com) (218)
(Washington Post) Interesting Michael Kinsley on determining whether a treatment is being rationed: "If the patient were the president, would he get it? If he'd get it and you wouldn't, it's rationing."  (washingtonpost.com) (244)
(EIB Network) Cool Rush Limbaugh smacks down a caller and defends Michael Jackson's while siding with Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. Cueing that fourth horseman in ...5 ...4 ...3  (rushlimbaugh.com) (181)
(Yahoo) Cool US troops finally see cheering Iraqis as they walk the streets of Baghdad  (news.yahoo.com) (174)

Mon June 29, 2009
(Haaretz) Obvious Obama to Israel: Stop the settlements. Israel to US: What? I cant hear you over the sound of settlement construction and counting US tax dollars  (haaretz.com) (153)
(Gawker) Amusing Duck ringtone interrupts President Obama's speech  (gawker.com) (112)
(Financial Times) Unlikely White House announces that you will be receiving your rainbows and unicorns within the next few months  (ft.com) (104)
(National Review) Followup Although the firefighter decision was 5-4, not a single justice thought that Judge Sotomayor acted correctly in granting summary judgment for the City of New Haven  (bench.nationalreview.com) (249)
(National Review) Interesting Legislating against climate change: it's just like Vegas, except no jackpots or showgirls. Oh, and you have to be willing to put up all of your future earnings as collateral  (corner.nationalreview.com) (594)
(RWW) Dumbass Oklahoma Rep. Sally Kerns introduces legislation formally blaming "gays and abortion" for the nation's economic woes. With video  (tips-q.com) (393)
(Huffington Post) Obvious "Women?" [Former Sanford Chief of Staff Tom] Davis responded, sounding incredulous. "Women?"  (huffingtonpost.com) (55)
(Talking Points Memo) Sad 94% of the health care market in the US is monopolized -- uh, that is: "highly concentrated"  (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) (185)
(Red State) Fail Congresswomen who says she won't cave to Obama and vote for cap-and-trade caves to Obama and votes for cap-and-trade  (redstate.com) (131)
(MSNBC) Followup "Evacuate Media Scum" sign posted in groccery store. Right above "No Irish Need Apply" and "Colored Entrance in Back". Ahh, South Carolina..classiest place on earth  (msnbc.msn.com) (151)
(BBC) Followup Iran's Guardian Council confirms Ahmadinejad's victory. So I guess that settles that, then  (news.bbc.co.uk) (726)
(Breitbart.com) Dumbass New film "The Hurt Locker" is liberal propaganda because it refuses to admit that war totally kicks ass with all its shiny things and splosplosions  (bighollywood.breitbart.com) (287)
(Daily Kos) Asinine To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots cops in Dallas-Ft Worth raid a gay bar and arrest the people inside for public intoxication  (dailykos.com) (190)
(ABC News) NewsFlash Whitey sticks it to the Man  (abcnews.go.com) (837)
(Washington Times) Obvious Political correctness is like the "rock-paper-scissors" game. Different identity groups hold specific levels of power over others when their battles play out in the media. To wit: Black beats white. Gay beats white. Black beats gay  (washingtontimes.com) (161)
(Buzz Machine) Fail Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter, who just happens to be a Senator's wife, wants to...well, outlaw Fark, actually  (buzzmachine.com) (93)
(Financial Times) Obvious "Mr. Obama aims to keep his promises, which is admirable. Unfortunately, there is a problem...The problem is that the bills emerging from Congress are bad and Mr. Obama does not seem to mind"  (ft.com) (143)
(Daily Kos) Obvious Bill O'Reilly: 'There are few journalistic standards left these days, as we've proven on this broadcast again and again.'  (dailykos.com) (100)
(Politico) Cool Evil, dirty rotten RINO traitor Tim Pawlenty says he won't delay in certifying Al Franken if the Minnesota Supreme Court declares him the winner  (politico.com) (136)

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