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Remember this? It was on your website until ealrier today:
You have fucking crosshairs marked over Congressmens' districts! Crosshairs! Like in "shoot a gun at them" crosshairs. This thing was up for months.
And now someone took you up on it and made a direct hit. It's called assassination. Nice going Sarah. Just scrubbing this graphic from the site doesn't make it -- or its underlying intent -- go away.
No matter how you try to paint over your hateful rhetoric with your offer to pray for U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on your Facebook page, you are complicit in her assassination attempt. You know it, I know it and the rest of the world knows it. The blood of a sitting United States Congresswoman, a federal judge, and others may not be on your hands, but it sure as hell splattered on you and your political lemmings.
If any good comes out of this tragedy, it will be that people finally see you and your followers for what they truly are: ignorant, violent asshats.
I think you've done enough damage to the country, Ms. Palin. Please go away. Far, far away.
I apologize in advance for going way, way past the "fair use" standards by completely re-posting this piece from Jed Lewison, an editor at Daily Kos. But it's worth getting out there to as many people as possible.
What was the average monthly private sector job growth in 2008, the final year of the Bush presidency, and what has it been so far in 2010?
What was the Federal deficit for the last fiscal year of the Bush presidency, and what was it for the first full fiscal year of the Obama presidency?
What was the stock market at on the last day of the Bush presidency? What is it at today?
Which party's candidate for speaker will campaign this weekend with a Nazi reenactor who dressed up in a SS uniform?
In 2008, we lost an average of 317,250 private sector jobs per month. In 2010, we have gained an average of 95,888 private sector jobs per month. (Source) That's a difference of nearly five million jobs between Bush's last year in office and President Obama's second year.
In FY2009, which began on September 1, 2008 and represents the Bush Administration's final budget, the budget deficit was $1.416 trillion. In FY2010, the first budget of the Obama Administration, the budget deficit was $1.291 trillion, a decline of $125 billion. (Source) Yes, that means President Obama has cut the deficit -- there's a long way to go, but we're in better shape now than we were under Bush and the GOP.
On Bush's final day in office, the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 closed at 7,949, 1,440, and 805, respectively. Today, as of 10:15AM Pacific, they are at 11,108, 2,512, and 1,183. That means since President Obama took office, the Dow, NASDAQ, and S&P 500 have increased 40%, 74%, and 47%, respectively.
The Republican Party, whose candidate for speaker, John Boehner, will campaign with Nazi re-enactor Rich Iott this weekend. If you need an explanation why this is offensive, you are a lost cause.
The moral of the story is this: if you vote Republican, I hope you enjoy Election Day -- because you're not going to like what comes next.
If you have some misguided friends who have bought the bullshit coming out of FOX News and similar venues, and might not follow a link to Daily Kos, then send them here instead.
[Major h/t to Jed, and apologies for the shameles lift as well. But I know you'll agree that it's OK in special circumstances.]
Television is a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For example, did you know that DVRing Glenn Beck's show is seemingly a sure-fire way of getting the hot chick from accounting to come back to your place for a little conservative canoodling?
Here's the plan:
It has to be true. It's on FOX News, home to the Willfully Ignorant.