Fill in the blank: (2+5) x ____ = (5×2)+(5×5). If you answered "learnin' about the distributive property is for communists," you're of one mind with Eric Bolling of Fox News, who took issue with a Scholastic worksheet he accused of "push[ing] the liberal agenda."
"Distribute the wealth with the lovely rich girl with a big ole bag of money, handing some money out," mocked Bolling, who claimed the textbook was part of leftist "indoctrination in schools."
Bolling still has a ways to go to reach the heights of math paranoia. In Glenn Beck's hands, this worksheet would have produced a soliloquy about algebra's Arabic origins and transitioned to a rant about the commutative property, which sounds like commutation, which sounds like Obama releasing violent felons from prisons to steal Americans' money. Nevertheless, Bolling did enough to join the conservative anti math-league, whose members include:
Tags: Bobby Jindal, Education, Fox News, Karl Rove, Louisiana, Mike Huckabee, Missouri, Polls, Rush Limbaugh, Science & Technology
Rush Limbaugh on Sanda Fluke being named as a finalist for Time Magazine's Person of the Year…
"It's not something I'm proud of here, folks, I must be blatantly honest. Nobody would know who she is if it weren't for me. If anybody is going to be named Person of the Year on that basis, it ought to be me!"
I think this is one point on which he and a lot of liberals would agree. You've got to admit, very few people have done more to further the progressive cause than Rush Limbaugh.
Tags: Quote Unquote, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Time Magazine
Rush Limbaugh on the Republicans' bad day last week…
"There are others, but I'm the primary reason the Republican Party lost. And I am, by the way, the primary reason the Republican Party will keep losing, until I am denounced by the Republican Party."
Well, you know what they say: The first step is admitting.
Tags: Quote Unquote, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh reflects on Tuesday's election results…
"We have to face some truths, we have to face some reality. We are outnumbered and we are losing ground. This was not a glitch. This is the trend."
Wait. So, is he claiming that the strategy of demonizing any person who took any issue with anything that any Republican did or said that he's been championing for the past four years is not successfully bringing people into the party?
I find that very hard to believe.
Tags: Conservatives, Liberals, Quote Unquote, Rush Limbaugh
Barack Obama and Governor Chris Christie took a brotherly tour of New Jersey yesterday, each praising the others' leadership as they surveyed damage in the state. But why the sudden comity?
Why doesn't Chris Christie reject federal aid in lieu of Mitt Romney's canned garbanzo beans from Ohio? Or criticize the president for failing to appoint a horse judge as FEMA director? Or invite Paul Ryan into the state to cleanup all the debris that has already been cleared by DPW workers, like a real conservative leader?
It could be that Christie actually cares about the state he governs, though Rush Limbaugh has an alternate explanation…
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Chris Christie, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Disasters, New Jersey, Rush Limbaugh