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Best Of: The Huffington Post

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Every once in awhile, I get really obsessed with the Huffington Post and spend all day reading everything on the site. I love the layout compared to all the other pre-web 2.0 news sites, and the always have lots of Fox News and Glenn Beck bashing to sate me. When I get on these kicks, I am constantly posting articles on Facebook and Twitter, and emailing them to all my friends. Today, I’m stuck at work for 7 hours and there is no one here, so I’ll be huffin’ hard, and figured I might as well compile some of my favorite articles and post on the blog and condense my social networking. Here we go.

Reid Is Only One Or Two Votes Shy On Opt-Out Public Option: Great. Just when the public option was getting momentum, Obama has to once again pussy out. I thought he was gonna stick it to these insurance companies, but now it looks like he’s back to coddling their balls. At least Harry Reid is being a man.

Message To Leadership: Rockefeller Re-States His Opposition To Triggers: Sen. Jay Rockefeller also opposes the “trigger” approach to health care reform. Let’s hope these guys can make the big boss see some sense.

Fake Obama Thesis Story Goes Viral, Because Of Stupidity: This one is good. The gist is that some blog posted a fake Obama thesis as satire, and then a bunch of neo-con teabag bobbleheads picked it up and ran with it. Bonus points for using the phrase “beef-farted” in the article which, according to the internet, does not exist.

Why Journalists Shouldn’t Be Defending Fox News: Here’s a great article I posted yesterday.

Biden On Cheney Criticism: “Who Cares?”: Ha!

Arizona May Put State Prisons in Private Hands: Ok. This is from the New York Times. But it’ll blow your mind. Apparently, the retards who run Arizona want to privatize prisons! They see it as the only option left to balance the budget and deal with the rising costs of maintaining the facilities. Here’s an idea: stop arresting people for victimless crimes! The plus side: you won’t have to wait for your last meal to get an Arch Deluxe. Welcome to Ronald McDonald’s Maximum Security Fun Palace!

Glenn Beck: Qualified Journalist

Just check out his credentials:

Tea bag. And check out these articles on modern conservatism:

Krugman & Hayward.

What a bunch of sissy little school girls.

Those Racist Republicans

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I posted an article on my Facebook page a few days ago that resonated strongly with me, but I felt it deserved wider circulation. Well, more people probably see that page than this one, so let’s call it different circulation. Either way, this lady (Maureen Dowd of The New york Times) says it better than I could have. Or, at least equal to what I could have said but without me having to do anything. She uses Joe Wilson’s recent outburst as a springboard to discuss what’s really behind all this anti-Obama fever sweeping fringe groups of middle-aged white people. She drives it home with this line:

But Wilson’s shocking disrespect for the office of the president — no Democrat ever shouted “liar” at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq — convinced me: Some people just can’t believe a black man is president and will never accept it.

Read the rest of the article.

Now, this is certainly nothing new. This veiled racism has existed since the beginning of Obama’s campaign and though it quieted a bit once he was elected, it only took a few big policy moves to reignite people’s anger with him, or rather with his race. The people lashing out at Obama now haven’t suddenly come out of the racist closet. And they haven’t started hating Obama either. All of these people, from Joe Wilson to Glenn Beck, have hated Obama (and probably all Democrats and black people) since Day 1. But now it’s starting to get ugly. The scary thing is, for years we thought we were on the verge of a revolution. That the only way to stop what was happening to this country was to revolt against a government that was bordering on fascism. But Obama’s election ended that all. It didn’t make things perfect, but it started us back on the path this country once existed on. Ironically, the supporters of the old regime are now calling for revolution and claiming the reason is that we are drifting towards socialism. Of course, the old administration was actually moving towards fascism with wire-tapping, arresting American citizens, torturing our “enemies” without trial in secret facilities, and illegally waging war for blood and oil vendettas. This administration, however, is trying to rework the face of a collapsing empire in a newer, more socially conscience world, and these out-of-touch, fringe neo-cons are crying “SOCIALISM!” without bothering to open a dictionary and see what the word even means.

The good news is, most of them will be dead soon and we can finally take back this country and bring it into the present. It’s now, ya know.

– Christian BC

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