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  • The Black Helicopters Are Coming for Paul Ryan's Abs

    From last week's positive jobs report to today's Labor Department release announcing that initial claims for unemployment benefits decline to 339,000 — the lowest level since early 2008 — the economy has shown steady signs of improvement. This week's op-ed pages provide an explanation. Our consumer spending is now driven entirely by conservatives buying 1) conspiracy theories, 2) glamour shots of Paul Ryan.

    For proof, consider the three best opinion pieces published this week…

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    Tags: Dick Morris, Jack Welch, Media, Wall Street Journal, WorldNetDaily
  • The UnSkewed BLS Jobs Report

    Say goodbye to the "unemployment is over 8%"  talking point and say hello to the "unemployment is nearly 8%" talking point. Such are the wages of the latest Non-Farm Payroll Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    U.S. employers added 114,000 jobs in September and the unemployment rate fell to 7.8% thanks to revisions to the prior months' jobs reports. Sounds like a stroke of luck for the Obama administration or a feather in the cap for Ben Bernanke…or perhaps a sign of something more nefarious:

    Of course! What we need is an Unskewed BLS report…

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    Tags: Department of Labor, Economy, Jack Welch, Unemployment
  • LL Cool J, Toby Keith: "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Sarah Palin's TV Special!"

    The other day we, like the rest of the internet, reported the brow-raising news that Sarah Palin is hosting a special called Real American Stories on Fox News tonight, a show featuring interviews with Toby Keith, LL Cool J and Jack Welch. Many people were surprised to learn this, including LL Cool J, who tweeted:

    Fox lifted an old interview I gave in 2008 to someone else & are misrepresenting to the public in order to promote Sarah Palins Show. WOW

    Ever-respectful of criticism, Fox News responded with a totally un-snarky press release:

    "Real American Stories" features uplifting tales about overcoming adversity and we believe Mr. Smith's interview fit that criteria. However, as it appears that Mr. Smith does not want to be associated with a program that could serve as an inspiration to others, we are cutting his interview from the special and wish him the best with his fledgling acting career.

    Yowch. (Oh, and it's James Todd Smith — you knew that, right? Ladies love cool James, but James does not love lame ladies also too.)

    The story might end here, but this is Sarah Palin we're talking about, so of course there's more

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    Tags: Fox, Jack Welch, Sarah Palin, Television, Toby Keith
  • No Fake American Stories Allowed on Sarah Palin's Fox News Special

    Better fire up your TiVos (or your TiVCRs) — Sarah Palin's hitting the airwaves with a special on Fox News tomorrow night, perhaps to give us a taste of her talent before she launches Survivor: Sarah Palin's Alaska.

    Plans for the special were kept under wraps until the last minute, because come on

    Sarah Palin will take her first stab at television hosting when she fronts a new Fox News series, Real American Stories, premiering Thursday April 1 at 10pmET.

    Guests for the first show include country singer Toby Keith, rapper/actor LL Cool J and Jack Welch.

    Some of you, upon reading that list and noticing that date, might be thinking, "Oh, sure. Right. Thursday April 1. Nice try, Sarah Palin, but as they say, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."

    Begging to differ, comrades. If Sarah Palin really wanted to play an April Fool's Day trick on us, she'd turn off her publicity machine for 24 hours and sit in the dark writing coherent sentences, longhand, on the margins of a dictionary.

    Tags: Fox, Jack Welch, Sarah Palin, Television, Toby Keith