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  • Our Endorsements: Faith Hilling the GOP

    * A preview of this week's South Park, where the boys attend a GOP debate.

    * Dick Cheney's new heart is giving him a new power, from The Onion.

    * "What We Need Is A Smaller Government" from McSweeney's.

    * Geraldo Rivera reviews a hoodie on Amazon, from Funny or Die.

    * Occupy New York, you fools. Via Laughing Squid.

    Tags: Daily Links, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Occupy Wall Street, Primaries, Rick Santorum
  • Lou Dobbs Warns: The Lorax Is a Pawn of Occupy Wall Street

    It's kind of difficult to keep track of all the special interest groups that are rotting America straight through from the core out. Let's see. There's the gays, obviously. And poor people. And the Latino immigrants looking for better lives here. They definitely hate America. Then there's all the women who want to have slut sex 24/7. They're practically a terrorists organization at this point. Who am I forgetting? Oh, right! Children! Terrible communist children.

    Let's not even get into the whole Terror Babies thing right now. (Way too traumatic!) We've got other child-related battles to fight. We recently witnessed righteous conservative culture warriors open up fronts on the new Muppets movie and on the Girl Scouts of America. Now, we have to turn our attention to a brand new insidious threat: the Lorax

    With Universal's colorful animated tale The Lorax, "the President's liberal friends in Hollywood [are] targeting a younger demographic using animated movies to sell their agenda to children," claimed an outraged Lou Dobbs this week on Fox News… As conservative radio host Matt Patrick bellowed from the commentator pit, "We are creating Occu-toddlers!"…

    In the classic Seuss story — adapted into a 3-D animated adventure that hits screens next week — a magical creature called The Lorax attempts to intervene as an industrialist, driven by greed, ravages an entire ecosystem.

    Let's just be clear here: the lines, as I see them drawn at this point are: People who are anti-greed, anti-meaningless destruction on one side; and conservatives like Lou Dobbs and Matt Patrick on the other.

    Choose a side, people!

    Tags: Children, Economy, Lou Dobbs, Movies, Occupy Wall Street
  • Exclusive Extended Daily Show Interview with Lou Dobbs

    "It's a little like the way Obama goes after billionaires and millionaires when he wants to tax them, not understanding the order of magnitude difference between a millionaire and a billionaire." – Lou Dobbs

    Part 2 of Jon Stewart's exclusive extended interview with Lou Dobbs continues after the jump.

    The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Economy, Fox News, Jon Stewart, Judiciary, Lou Dobbs, Occupy Wall Street, Primaries, Republicans, Texas, The Daily Show, Video
  • Occupy Wall Street's Next Target: Third Grade

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    With Zuccotti Park off limits, where's an Occupy protester to go? The answer, according to right-wing bloggers, is inside the impressionable minds of children

    A classroom of Charlottesville third-graders wrote songs in a music workshop about the holidays, laughter, daffodils, best friends — and the divisive Occupy protests that have spread across the country.

    That song, "Part of the 99," has outraged many because the lyrics include lines that echo the protesters' slogans…

    Conservative bloggers wrote about the song, first on the site and then on other Web sites, skeptical of claims that the children wrote the lyrics and warning that young children were being indoctrinated in the rhetoric of class warfare. The Albe­marle County Public Schools offices were flooded with phone calls and e-mails from across the country.

    After being posted on — in what I can only assume is a departure from the site's usual coverage of weasels, zippers, and terrible domain names — the news went viral, eventually landing on Andrew Bretibart's conspiracy-mongering Internet cesspool Big Government. Breitbart and others are now intent on destroying musical agitprop-peddlers Kid Pan Alley, the non-profit that helped kids create the "anti-capitalist" song in question.

    It must be so shocking for people to discover that adults who devote their lives to helping small children write and perform music could be against the all-American pursuit of profit. And parents in the overwhelmingly middle class Albemarle County must be livid that their kids are being brainwashed into not caring about yachts, private jets and other luxury items they could never hope to afford.

    It's too bad the House Un-American Activities Committee doesn't exist any more. I mean, who knows what other freedom-hating, government-sponsored activities these kids are forced to engage in at public school: building popsicle stick communes, sharing candy, or — heaven forfend! — attending public school.

    Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

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    Tags: Andrew Breitbart, Children, Education, Music, Occupy Wall Street
  • Newt Gingrich Occupies Mitt Romney

    Will you just look at this disgusting left-wing anti-capitalist propaganda…

    Whose Super PAC is this? Is this a MoveOn thing? No, it says here that Winning Our Future is a pro-Newt Gingrich PAC. Figures that long-hair is behind this

    The former Speaker is making the case that, in contrast to good old fashioned businesses who make stuff, Romney and his ilk have instead gamed the system to create a soulless machine that profits from the misery of others. Whereas Republicans used to merely whisper that Bain was an electability problem for Romney, Gingrich and other candidates are now openly making the case that the invisible hand has failed to stop corporate raiders from hurting American workers — even as they condemn President Obama as a radical socialist for his rhetoric on Wall Street.

    "I am totally for capitalism, I am for free markets," Gingrich assured reporters on Monday. "Nobody objects to Bill Gates being extraordinarily rich, they provide a service." What he instead is concerned about is when an investor receives "six-to-one returns, and the company goes bankrupt."

    Isn't that essentially the exact same thing that dangerous left-wing radicals like Elizabeth Warren and Occupy Wall Street protesters have been saying? By the transitive property, I suppose that makes Newt Gingrich a dangerous left-wing radical.

    Frankly, you have to ask yourself what's wrong with a country that would allow such a blatant unapologetic socialist to get this close to the Oval Office. Historically speaking, anti-capitalist sentiments of such vehement hostility toward job creators should be met with batons and pepper spray, not television cameras.

    This Newt Gingrich guy needs to get a job and take a bath. Not necessarily in that order.

    Tags: Corporations, Mitt Romney, Money, Newt Gingrich, Occupy Wall Street, Primaries, Republicans, Super PACs