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Republican Candidate Joe Miller Wins 'Most Racist Campaign Mailer'

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For the Talent Portion of the Contest.  Only conclusion I can draw:

 The mailer is the work of Republican primary Senate candidate Joe Miller, who approved the use of images depicting heavily tattooed men without shirts making gang signs as representation of immigrants. The message on the mailer calls out Democrat opponent Mark Begich for wanting to give “20 million illegals” voting power. As Miller and his state’s three Republican Senate candidates are currently focusing on immigration to win their party’s support for the GOP primary election, this offensive angle should come as no surprise.

This comes as a surpreeze to moi, my knickers are in an Olympian twist. Addicting Info agreed, excerpted below but link here.

Joe's Gun Porn:

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Miller got heat for the mailer, and he defended it during a televised debate over the weekend. Courtesy of Addicting Info Miller said:

“There’s a clear correlation, and the clear correlation is this: If you end up granting amnesty to those who don’t value gun rights, who have not been raised in an environment where the Second Amendment is cherished — is considered to be a God-given right — the reality is over a generation or two, the likelihood is very strong that the Second Amendment will not be here.”

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“We have violent thugs coming across our border and doing violent things.”

Welcome to the real globe, Republican fanatics. Feel free to flee.

Joltin' Joe had a LOT to say about Obama, his leadership, gun fondling [with a booster shot of bourbon], Border Crises and 'the Presidential Lack of the Illusionary Feck'.

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Tea Party Leader Asks God To 'Be Violent' Against Establishment Republicans

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Mississippi Quarter

Image: Public Domain

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How a Poor Die-Hard Republican Who Hated Government Abandoned 'The Politics of Shame

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Republican Edwin Lyngar

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Does Speaker Boehner Really Hate The Pope?

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Pope Francis

C'mon, you must be thinking, John Boehner's a Catholic. How could he hate Pope Francis? Even agnostic Bill Maher applauds the Pontiff from time to time. If you want to make of list of popular popes, you'd have to put Francis up there near or at the top.

So why then is Christian Republican Speaker John Boehner taking a stand against the pope? Why is he persecuting the Holy See?

There's a piece of legislation stuck in the House, bi-partisan in its origin, that simply congratulates Pope Francis on his March 2013 election and recognizes “his inspirational statements and actions.” There shouldn't really be any hesitation in passing this, should there? According to The Hill, all that's holding it up for the past 15 months is the "white smoke" of agreement by Speaker Boehner. He's not giving it.

Hmm. Something wrong with the leader of the Catholic church, Mr. Boehner?

The answer to that should be read as "yes." But to the Speaker's defense, he's not alone. It seems the entire Republican party, yes the GOP has a cross up their collective white asses when it comes to Pope Francis. You see, the Pope's teachings and the GOP's are diametrically opposed. In short, the Republicans are heathens.

Only 19 of the 221 co-sponsors are Republicans. The dearth of GOP members on the measure could be attributable to assertions that the pope is “too liberal,” according to a Republican backer of the legislation.

On the issue of the Pope being too liberal, the Vatican leader speaking from the teaching of the New and Old Testament, has come out in favor of redistribution of wealth, he's against "trickle down economics," for compassionate handling of the child refugees at our borders, aid to the poor, health care for all, and he's indicated an openness to civil unions.

Sorry GOP. Those stands aren't being liberal. They're being "Christian." And take that from a Jew. Oh, not me or Francis, I'm talking Christ.

Keep in mind, the GOP is the party of no Jews in the House -- with Cantor being voted out. Is that a coincidence, or has the party shown it's tendencies to be exclusive -- or should I say, anti-Semitic.

God will forgive Boehner, I'm sure. But He'll also expect some changes in order to allow Johnny-Boy through the Pearly White Gates. The first of those is contrition, followed closely by some bi-partisan legislating. There's still a chance for the Ohio congressman. I'm not so sure though for the Republican Party. Their destruction of the  ticking time bomb of the Tea Party may be too late to reverse.

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Hate & Intolerance in the Name of God

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I understand that the religious right want to plunge the planet into apocalypse, but do they really have to talk what's left of the sensible and compassionate segment of the world's population with them?

From their intolerance toward anyone they deem "different" to their insistence on imposing their warped religious beliefs on the rest of us under the guise of "freedom," these zealots are some truly scary people whose actions show that they are anything but "Christian" (meaning living by the teachings of Christ).

The scene at the border crossings where hundreds of mostly unaccompanied children are entering the US is sad. What's even sadder are the videos we're seeing of the racists assholes in Murietta, CA, where bigoted citizens and their police counterparts not only blocked buses with loaded children who crossed the border, but shouted angrily at them things like "Get out," "go home" and "take your diseases with you."

I thought the United States of America was the land of immigrants, who came in response to "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Those miscreants are the epitome of the Ugly American who is sadly the fact of this country today.

The really insane thing is that these haters spew their vitriol in the mane of Christianity. As an atheist Jew, I'm more "Christian" than any of them, as I believe in taking care of those in need, not turning a blind or, or worse, to their pain and suffering.

Today on the show, I was joined by Claire Conner, who knows that hatred first-hand. She wrote of her childhood growing up with parents who were founding members of the John Birch Society in the book, Wrapped in the Flag: What I Learned Growing Up in America's Radical Right, How I Escaped, and Why My Story Matters Today.  

Responding the the more recent insanity of the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling, Claire wrote "I'm Terrified by these Zealots" for Crooks & Liars.

I am too.

It's Tuesday, that means GottaLaff joins me for the second hour of the show. In addition to our plans for another edition of The Vagina Dialogues© when I'm in Los Angeles next week, we talked about some of these stories too:

GW Bush signed law protecting young migrants, but, hey... #BlameObama

Retailer: "If we can minimize the humans in our company, then we prefer that."

TransCanada to small town: Here's $28K. Now shut up about tar sands pipeline project.

Conference caller: "Black people harvested cotton," Cochran “harvesting black votes”

One last thing... Keep the people of Japan - and the entire Pacific rim -- and the rest of the planet in your thoughts today. A giant "once in a decade" typhoon is bearing down today on Okinawa, forecast to go straight up the country for a direct hit on Fukushima.

See you back here tomorrow, as long as the planet is still here, radio or not...

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Afternoon-Evening Links

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Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane / Facebook

Central Mississippi Tea Party President Janis Lane / Facebook

A Mississippi Tea Party Chat (from the Jackson Free Press, Jackson, Mississippi)

Cochran Campaign: McDaniel Campaign Is 'Full Of Criminals'

Haley Barbour Not Backing Down in ‘Nasty’ Mississippi Race

On apathy and not giving a damn: My new column in The Guardian on Senate race ["My" = Donna Ladd, Editor, Jackson Free Press, Jackson, Mississippi]

What the Bowe Bergdahl outrage is really about

Fox News Finds A Way To Blame Obama For Conservative Filmmaker’s Confession To Breaking The Law

An anatomy of the right's Bergdahl overreach.

What Republicans Don’t Want You to Know: 500 + Detainees Were Released from GITMO Under Bush

Man Accused Of Running Over Daughter's Fiance With Truck

The NRA Backtracks and Apologizes To Gun Fanatics That Are Terrorizing The Public

Someone Left A Loaded Gun In The Toy Aisle Of Target

Obama On Bowe Bergdahl: 'I Make No Apologies' For Bringing Him Back

What Republicans Don’t Want You to Know: 500 + Detainees Were Released from GITMO Under Bush

Conservatives Have Hilariously Forgotten How Badly They Wanted Bergdahl Home

Despicable Republicans Are Deleting Their Previous Praise of Bowe Bergdahl

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Overnight: Lauren Mayer: GOP Hypocrisy Blues

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Lauren Mayer is a singer/songwriter/pianist who writes comedy songs about everything from Supreme Court decisions to the Kardashians. She proudly supports leftist causes including equal pay, reproductive choice, fair minimum wage, addressing climate change, and marriage equality.
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From YouTube:

The GOP faux concern over Veterans Affairs (after blocking funding time & time again) has turned this suburban Jewish mom into a fraudulent blues singer

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