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Fvx Nation Is ON The Presidential Lack of Feck - even early of a Saturday

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They were abuzz with where to fixate blame first … on Obama's Leading From Behind, sanz feck, in the conservative-appropriated Israel and Gaza, or the situation in the Eastern Ukraine that has Hannity et al frothing at the mouth and getting John McCain, Grampy McBombBombs, to share his 'wisdom'; as we reported earlier, yesterday, and in past months, link here for the gamut.

Earlier today, at an ungodly hour, Huckabee expounded on Obama's lack of leadership and had the whole Ick Couch backing him up in a chorale of deck-bemoaning tut-tutting and pooh-poohing.

Poster courtesy our friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 on the Twitterz

Poster courtesy our friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 on the Twitterz. Click to enlarge.

Fvx is reporting that Obama is too busy getting manscaped with Putin to be interested, no feck in sight ... so the only debates are about whether he is failing worse in the Mideast or Eastern Ukraine.

 I just don't completely understand when liberals allowed Fox Nation to appropriate Israel -- was there a memo I missed? My blood family is too dull to be Jewish, but adult family/friends have filled in ... when did defending Israel become Fox Noise's and Limpbaugh's job?? Assisted by boobs like these:

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You have to be sympathetic to the people of Gaza, the regional tragedy ... it's heartbreaking, but the politics in the U.S. have given it such obscurifying and odious undertones, I struggle with knowing how to report on it.
I suspect it all goes to the creepy religionist appropriation of Their Holy Lands for either the Rapture, salacious future ownership or rights to the mythical lands beloved of Their God or could hypothetically contain some location where Jesus slept? It's going to be touristy, if they get their sick Final Days wishes. Shudder.

The Curvy Couch of Ick was fully loaded.

Hasselbeck, Tucker Carlson, The Goodly Governor Huckabee of the evening Fox Noise lineup for failed neo-con GOPpers rescued by Murdoch or Ailes.

Here's the audio, apologies for Fvxing you early.

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'Poking bears' was actually used by Huckabee in what he pitiably felt was a modern analogy.

When they added a Fvx Nation expert, Max Boot, it didn't improve.


For sanity purposes, allow me to add some Melissa Harris-Perry takes on the events that will bring your head back around to the front … and salve some understandable phobias.

And a more global look.

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Former W&CheneyCo National Guard Chief Warns Against Fox Hysteria at the Borders

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When WaPo is going the way of one of W and CheneyCo.'s erstwhile immigration strategists about the crisis on the borders, the Right has jumped the shark on crisis amplification.

Let Shark Week ensue.

President Obama has yet to visit the site of the humanitarian crisis we are all allegedly seeing through a distorted and divisive politician lens, the mainstream media with a liberal bent. Or, as we like to call it, reality.

Where Jon Stewart is asking Hillary Clinton the tough questions, getting the good answers and all of a sudden The Plum Line at The Washington Post (and no matter how much we love us some mustachioed Gene Robinson, they are still the right-tilted paper of record for the Beltway Bubble) calls out Fvx Nation and Governor Good Hair Perry and the frenzied-up masses.

There's less of an appetite for harsh No Amnesty rhetoric that you thought, eh GOP power rain-makers? Interesting.

From The Washington Post.

But in an interview today, the head of the National Guard under George W. Bush said he had not yet heard a clear rationale for sending in the Guard and suggested it might not be the appropriate response to the problems at the core of the current crisis, though he did say he could envision the Guard playing some sort of part in a broader solution.

So no need to send in the militias? Do proceed. You, H. Steven Blum, are actually someone qualified to speak about Katrina and that hardly ever happens.

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“Until mission requirements are clearly defined, it can’t be determined whether this is an appropriate use of the Guard in this particular case,” H. Steven Blum, who was the Chief of the National Guard Bureau from 2003 to 2009 and has been a career military man for decades, told me. “There may be many other organizations that might more appropriately be called upon. If you’re talking about search and rescue, maintaining the rule of law or restoring conditions back to normal after a natural disaster or a catastrophe, the Guard is superbly suited to that. I’m not so sure that what we’re dealing with in scope and causation right now would make it the ideal choice.”

Shut Up! No need to set our hair on fire and find rural causes and "bus lookout" posse meet-n'-greet-ups somewhere near a border to bring loaded guns and Tea Party wackadoo to this week? Hannity is going to be so dreadfully deflated.

And he pouts.

Last night he was primed and ready to incite. And he had Rudy Noun, Verb, 9-11 Guiliani riding shotgun.

Seriously? "An insecure border leads to terrorism?" Oh, Rudy. A New Yorker should just have more common sense than you display.

There is nothing sensible about Fvx News, and they plan to keep it that way.
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Pastor on Fox Noise Freaks Out About Free Medical Marijuana in Berkeley

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It's [the Evil Weed] going to cause Berkeley to make the poverty rate and the income rate to move down over generations …

This is Fvx's new favorite irrational hate target:  The city of Berkeley and their 'free weed' giveaways to the low income population for healthcare' purposes. You won't believe it until you see it, so find those Fox Noise Nausea Meds and I'll meet you on the other side.

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They had former addict and practicing Religionist Bishop Ron Allen on to opine. Twas his erudite quote, above. Gag.

"Why don't Berkeley give 'em free pipes n' papers, also?!?" … This is going to go through generations, and be a really bad deal," summated Fvx's Bishop.

Oh My Christian God … The Good Bishop actually said pot makes you lazy and tripled down on Paul Boy Non-Wonder Ryan's 'generations of unemployed' meme.

Asshat of The Day Award, won.

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Fvx Nation Turns Their Hysteria Periscope To The United Nations

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It's a pretty good deal to work at the U.N., isn't it?!" brayed Tucker Carlson to Fvx guest 'expert' Michael Warren (from The Devil Bill Kristol's, slime-site 'The Daily Standard')) on Fvx and Friends this fine Saturday morning ... and not in regard to a Wall Street High Roller, either.

"We are sending billion$ to groups of people that hate us!!" was The Tuck's next hyper-ruption. [Can anyone Believe Carlson used to be on prime time messnbc?]

Just imagine the Fox Noise Muckety Mucks pondering the Pro column of their next Red Meat Scapegrace  … with graphics.

Fvx Nation is on the case.

Fvx Nation is on the case.

So. Obama is exiting fairly cleanly, he did (technically probably) take care of Bin Laden, our machination of the Idjit Tea Party effectively put an Out Of Order sign on Congress ... and we could not actually prove that the imposter-president did indeed have the IRS concoct Benghazi.

We need us a new vintage conspiracy theory that dovetails seamlessly with old school tin-foil hat conspiracy memes. Enter Fvx, with a segment block entitled: Money pit: How much of your money is going to the United Nations?

 

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It's a tad early to aim the heavy artillery at Hillary Rodham Clinton [did Morris the Dick go on sabbatical?] ... But of course! The U.N. By very definition it's not about U.S. !It's the Perfect Cluster Phuque of a Fox Fantasy non-news story.

Creak, creak creak, they crank the Fvx Periscope wheel to set their sights on New York Cit-ay and beyond. Cue the hysteria and xenohobic self-serving claptrap.

OH NOes! The Obama administration in 2010 stopped publishing the [assuredly horrific] pay details from what the U.S. contributes in 2010!!!???!!! Get out your lighter fluid and a Patriotic Bic, time for some coiffures to go up in flame.

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The U.N. workers apparently make as much as the Koch Bros., have an out of control benefits and pension package, and are sucking Our Amurika dry.

The self-proclaimed Math Whiz, Daily Standard Dude, said it was even more of a salacious scandale than American Taxpayers feared: 30% of U.N. Workers are considered 'high paid' [let us just assume that means slightly more than USD minimum wage). They're going be buying their own individual Special Ops helicopters by 2016.

How on our-God's own green earth do we REGULATE this, in other words.

Agan, hate to give you Fvx, at any hour, but you have to hear it t'believe it. Audio with Siri's help, below, video hopefully to come if it doesn't arrive at Fvx Online by 'publish minute'.

Fox Sheeple, you have your early morning marching orders, retrain those crosshairs onto the ole' Winger Bugaboo, the U.N. ... you have been slacking there, to be quite honest.

 

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Expert on cultural production of ignorance "watches Fox News all the time"

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One of my favorite columnists, Michael Hiltzik (scroll), along with most sane people (read: not right wing extremists), does not think ignorance is bliss. In fact, he points out how the commercialization of ignorance has not only dumbed down America, it has endangered it. Hiltzik describes how industries thrive on disseminating public misinformation while they profit off of selling harmful concepts and products, exploit a willing media, all at the expense of increasingly oblivious consumers.

He cites the work of Robert Proctor, a professor of the history of science at Stanford and "one of the world's leading experts in agnotology, a neologism signifying the study of the cultural production of ignorance."

Hiltzik's piece in the Los Angeles Times is one that should be read in its entirety, but the highlights alone will make your hair stand on end. Alcoholic beverages and/or sedatives strongly recommended prior to reading:

Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. [...]

The tobacco industry was a pioneer at this. Its goal was to erode public acceptance of the scientifically proven links between smoking and disease: In the words of an internal 1969 memo legal opponents extracted from Brown & Williamson's files, "Doubt is our product." Big Tobacco's method should not be to debunk the evidence, the memo's author wrote, but to establish a "controversy."

Yes, infuriatingly, they peddle doubt and go out of their way to create controversy in order to implant big question marks in the minds of an unsuspecting, undereducated public. By inducing the media to "present both sides" when, in fact, there may not be two legitimate sides (science, anyone?), they divert focus and evade facts. For example, we've seen how they "sow doubts about the safety of childhood immunizations" (coughBachmann!cough) and deny climate change. And don't get me started on the lies about the Affordable Care Act:

When this sort of manipulation of information is done for profit, or to confound the development of beneficial public policy, it becomes a threat to health and to democratic society. [...]

And all those fabricated Obamacare horror stories wholesaled by Republican and conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act and their aiders and abetters in the right-wing press? Their purpose is to sow doubt about the entire project of healthcare reform; if the aim were to identify specific shortcomings of the act, they'd have to accompany every story with a proposal about how to fix it.

My head couldn't stop nodding in agreement when I caught this part:

"Nonsense is nonsense, but the history of nonsense is scholarship." As part of his scholarship, Proctor says he "watches Fox News all the time."... Citing the results of a 2012 Gallup poll, Proctor asks, "If half the country thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old, how can you really develop an effective environmental policy? This sort of traditional or inertial ignorance bars us from being able to act responsibly on large social issues."

He goes on to explain how Big Tobacco exploited the tea party's obsession with what they love to call "freedom" and "choice," which of course plays into their anti-government meme, a position that consequently benefits the cigarette industry. Hiltzik emphasizes the importance of educating Americans in order to renew their trust in science. Competent journalism wouldn't hurt in that regard, now would it? He ends with this quote:

The effort needs to begin at a young age, [Proctor] says. "You really need to be teaching third-, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-graders that some people lie. And why do they lie? Because some people are greedy."

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Sidelining our football Heroe$ for life -- with Brain Injury, w/o Benefits

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Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site.

Sean Morey, ex-NFL and dedicated to the Brain Injury Field. Photo, NPR.

Sean Morey, ex-NFL and dedicated to the Brain Injury Field. Photo, NPR.

It's GAME DAY! Lots going on in Jersey, but this evening it's all about brawling and strong-arm attacks in the stadium rather than the State House. 

Anyone else secretly hope they pull dear ole' Keith Olbermann back in to Fox to call the Super Bowl, and he tweaks and goes into a full-on Christie Tirade? Please, sports gods. That dedicatedly bombastic man was about the best Politics Announcer liberals could have hoped for in the heyday!

[KO is apparently very disgruntled about The Media getting special transport into Jersey though - a psychiatrist couch might be needed to unpack that one.]

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While we are cheering the best tackles, glorifying in finger foods and being FANS - it's good to be an American. There is an issue that needs to be brought up right next to the foam fingers and stadium profits however - the epidemic of Brain Injury.
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And how many started in Pee Wee?

The NFL players have strong feelings, as you might imagine. NPR shared glimpses into the rough and tumble journey of Vince Lombardi trophy winner Sean Morey.

Morey is among dozens of retired NFL players who have agreed to donate their brains for medical research when they die. He hopes his brain might provide some answers.

Rocking graphic from BreakingMuscle dot com.

Rocking graphic from BreakingMuscle dot com.

The answers to the questions he wants sooner that that include why his daughters will have lifelong pictures burned in their minds of an enraged, often unrecognizable father ... who was not the man their mother married.

Cara Morey has watched her husband turn into someone she doesn't recognize. "He gets a look in his eyes that you're pretty sure you've never met this person before. ... It's very scary. It's a type of rage that I had never seen, and I don't think anyone should ever see, and I don't think my girls should ever have seen it."

Defensive lineman Mike Lodish, formerly a Bronc(!), has taken the field in more Super Bowls than any other player since we started charting -- seems like he might know from the career where getting hit in the head is in your job description. Deadspin shared his rawly honest ten cents.

People that I've talked to about me being on the list to sue the NFL say things to me like, "You knew what you were getting into." Let me explain something to you: The hell we did. The hell we did. I knew orthopedically that I would have issues. I didn't care. But no one ever told me if I get a concussion and I go back in and show my boys that I'm a tough son of a bitch that I'm going to mess myself up even more. No one ever told me that. No one ever told me that that could possibly lead to CTE that could possibly lead to suicide. No one ever said, "If you have multiple concussions, Mike, you could risk killing yourself at a much earlier age, because your mind is quirked."

This is no short term problem,  pardon the pun, yet the corporatist NFL has NO intention with being saddled with permanent doctors tabs for their used-up players ... an attitude so unappreciated by pigskin legend Vernon Davis that he publicly shamed the Suits during Gridiron High Holy Week.

See if you're as impressed as I was. Footage from Yahoo dot com.

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"If there's anything a member of Congress values more than democracy, it's his own financial security."

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Today's Los Angeles Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "GOP's unhealthy obsession," Editorial, Sept. 12

Your thoughtful editorial encourages compromise by House GOP members who want to shut down the government to defund the Affordable Care Act, or who propose defaulting on the national debt by refusing to raise the debt ceiling if any of the borrowed money funds the healthcare law.

Alas, the House GOP's lunatic tea party members owe their jobs to primary voters who chose them over more moderate Republican candidates. These wing-nuts created the great lie that the Affordable Care Act is a danger and an insult to democracy. Those who compromise risk losing their seats to activists even more extreme.

If there's anything a member of Congress values more than democracy, it's his own financial security. I doubt many tea party House members could find jobs that pay as well as the ones they have.

Marvin J. Wolf

Mar Vista Heights

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