Friday, March 22, 2013

Marine Corps Base Quantico and Kurt Myers Join the Second Amendment Hall of Fame (Updated)

"The white man, that landed here; He came with two great weapons. One is the bible and the other was the gun. If he didn't humble you with the bible, he'd crumble you with the gun. And he's still praising the lord and passing the ammunition." - Lewis H. Michaux
The Second Amendment Hall of Fame is already loaded with such hallowed places like Columbine, Colorado and Newton, Connecticut and laudable Second Amendment "Heroes" Adam Lanza and Nidal Hassan and today we can add Quantico, Virgina and Kurt Myers to the Second Amendment Hall of Fame.

Gun Nuts believe their Right to Murder trump Americans Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

In the early hours of 03/22/13, Three Marines at Quantico, Virginia have been shot to death. Apparently, two Marine Corps Officer Candidates were murdered by a Marine who then barricaded himself in a Barracks and eventually shot himself. The comments from the despicable Unrestricted Gun Violence Supporters were to blame Gun Control Advocates, President Obama and Muslims. (Update: The three Marines were all junior enlisted Active Duty trainers assigned to Quantico. As the killer murdered a male marine at one location and then killed a female marine and himself at the barracks it seems, sadly, this has the mark of an issue of infidelity.)

Last week, 64 year old Kurt Myers, a quiet loner who had only been arrested once in 1973 for Drunk Driving, shot six people seemingly at random killing four before barricading himself in an abandoned bar in Herkimer, Upstate New York. Myers then shot and killed FBI Working Dog “Ape” who was sent in against him before the Special Operations FBI/State Police Team killed him.

Seven people were shot in a wild gun fight after a rap concert at Mr. G's Entertainment Club in the Gresham Neighborhood of Southside Chicago in the early morning yesterday.

The Chief of the Colorado Department of Corrections Tom Clements was gunned down at his house two days ago*.

Gun Fanatics and Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists have so debased and sickened this Country that discussion of Gun Control evokes promises of violence and gun rampages. Multiple aspects of Gun Control enjoys overwhelming support amongst the American Populace. But, the NRA and Gun Nuts are creating an atmosphere of Death and Violence if their surrogate wieners are taken from them.

Speakers at CPAC 2013 promised a New Republican Party. But, what did The Lunatic Bachmann talk about at CPAC? Benghazi and Presidential Dog Walkers. Everytime a Republican mentions Benghazi they should immediately be asked to name the 4 Americans killed. I know it would be impossible to ask The Lunatic Bachmann because she’d run away from the Reporters.

And during all of this what are Right-Wing appointed Judges doing? Ruling that the Government keeping Guns out of the Hand of Convicted Felons is “Unconstitutional”. Because, the NRA backed a State Constitutional Amendment for Louisiana deeming gun ownership a “Fundamental Right” and according to Judge Judge Darryl Derbigny the State did not prove the “government’s compelling interest” in keeping the gun out of the hands of a convicted Felon.

We have a fundamental breakdown going on. The basic concept of Laws and Governance are being sundered by the NRA and a small minority of Gun Owners who would rather have scores of children die than see a single piece of legislation inhibit their so-called rights.

The Leadership of the NRA is paid millions to bully, cajole and entice Politicians to ignore the will of the people in service to Firearms Manufacturers. The NRA spends time attacking the ability of communities to restrict gun violence and supporting the rights of Felons and those on the FBI Terrorist Watch List to own firearms.

Even West Point Cadets know Conservatives are Domestic Terrorists. In response, Conservative Domestic Terrorists declare their intent to engage in Secession and armed violence using their beloved Second Amendment.

No, background checks aren’t a panacea. No, merely limiting the size of magazines to 10 rounds won’t stop the violence. Yes, the rules governing what is and what is not an “Assault Weapon” seem arbitrary.

But, More Guns has not made We, the People safer. More Guns Means More Gun Violence.

Unrestricted Gun Violence Supporters wail that it has but they are lying. We are awash in Gun Violence which is what Republicans, the NRA and Second Amendment Supporters obviously want. They want carnage and children murdered because they love and worship their Guns and Death.

*- The apparent suspect was identified in several reports as Evan Spencer Ebel, a 28-year-old Denver parolee who was shot to death Thursday after first wounding a North Texas sheriff’s deputy and then crashing his car during a chase that reached speeds of over 100 mph. Ebel is a member of the 211 Crew, also known as the Aryan Alliance.

Welcome to the Second Amendment Hall of Fame, Evan Ebel. You did the righteous work of Right-Wingers everywhere by gunning down a Bureaucrat who was trying to take away your Freedoms and Rights. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stand with Rand? Glenn Greenwald blubbers about Drones defends his support of the Iraq War.

"But I had somebody last week in Washington from either Georgia or Alabama that was saying, ‘Look, this goes back to we have got to have at least 50 rounds in our magazines because on average that’s about how many it takes to bring down a drone.’ I hope he was kidding, I don’t know for sure." - Representative Louie Gohmert, Confederate States of America on Drones.
Glenn Greenwald has declared that President Obama is worse than Dick Cheney. Because Obama, unlike Cheney, never infringed on an American's Constitutional Rights the way Obama did by authroizing a Drone Strike on Anwar al-Awaki (and his son).

What is this? Did the backlash against executive power take this long to foment in Greenwald? Does Glenn Greenwald feel frightened that Obama, who is worse than Cheney, is going to send a Drone Strike against him for speaking out?

What's actually happening is Glenn Greenwald is like John Wayne. Wayne chicken hawked his way out of World War II and in response became a jingoistic warmonger and arch-conservative. Greenwald supported the Phony GWoT and Iraq War Crime and now to make up for it he's become a lunatic anarcho-libertarian declaring all Government Action to be the illegal Use of Force.

Here is the text of what Greenwald, himself, relies upon to excuse his tacit support of the Phony GWoT and the Iraq War.
I did support the war in Afghanistan and, living in New York, believed the rhetoric about the threat of Islamic extremism.  
At worst, I was guilty of apathy and passivity. I did nothing for or against it because I assumed that those in positions to exercise adversarial scrutiny – in journalism and politics – were doing that. 
I had not abandoned my trust in the Bush administration. Between the president’s performance in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the swift removal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, and the fact that I wanted the president to succeed, because my loyalty is to my country and he was the leader of my country, I still gave the administration the benefit of the doubt.  
I believed then that the president was entitled to have his national security judgment deferred to, and to the extent that I was able to develop a definitive view, I accepted his judgment that American security really would be enhanced by the invasion of this sovereign country.
The swift removal of the Taliban? He assumed others were scrutinizing the Rush to War. Loyalty to My Country! I deferred to Bush's Judgement.

As the 10 year mark of that bloody debacle hits home, it's amazing to watch those who participated in bilking the American People whitewash themselves of their guilt. I think that in order to prove himself, Greenwald will equate Obama's policies with Hitler at every opportunity. It's a powerful display. Hundreds of Thousands of Sunnis, Shias, Afghans, Pastuns, and others killed during the a Multi-Trillion Dollar Theft of Generations and Glenn will spare no effort over Drones?

Drones are tools and weapons. All the hand-wringing over their use in the Phony GWoT* is a mistake. Drones are a valuable tool which allows infiltration deep into hostile territory for targeted killings. Why send in a SEAL Team or conventional forces when a Drone can accomplish the task?

Drones for Domestic Use are also not a concern. Drones simply fall under the Use of Force and the 4th Amendment.

It makes no difference if a person is killed by bullets, blood chokes, burning or drone strike. Dead is Dead.

And under US Law (reviewed by multiple SCOTUS rulings and written into State Laws) Killing someone is considered the Ultimate Seizure under the 4th Amendment.

For Reference the applicable reviews of the 4th Amendment are:
  • Graham v. Conner (1989)
  • Tennessee v. Garner (1985)
Drones and their use gained massive blog-o-sphere attention after the Filibuster of the Director of the CIA by Senator Rand Paul. Couch-Borne Commandos and Self-Styled Champions of Liberty,as long as Liberty isn't Black people getting equal rights, like Senator Paul may have a problem with Drones but that's only because they've never been shot at or had to go hands on with a criminal.

Make no mistake if you've allied yourself with Rand Paul on this you're siding with John C. Calhoun before the Civil War. 

Now, there may be arguments to be made against the Use of Drones. But, if you're mad that President Obama is using Drones in and of themselves you are wrong.

If there had been a Drone available to use against Christopher Dorner (Or against the Newest Second Amendment Hero Kurt Myers) then it should have been authorized and used.

Remember Dorner had already killed 4 people. He published a manifesto in which he stated he was going to kill as many people as possible. Some only tangentially connected. On the day of his death he shot two more Deputies, killing one, carjacked a couple and holed up in house firing numerous rounds at the surrounding officers.

Against a person, such as Dorner, does Glenn Greenwald or Senator Paul demand we send in single officers one at a time to face them man-o y man-o?

Now, Greenwald did write a column asking whether "[A]n armed drone should be dispatched against Dorner?"

But, while Greenwald believed it to be a good thought experiment about "Due Process" and his belief that Drones represent a massive violation of civil liberties, it highlighted the misunderstanding of seizures under the 4th Amendment (again killing someone being the ultimate seizure) and the Use of Force.

Apparently, Greenwald believes "Due Process" entitles a person to this level of warning:

If you believe that a Government should not be killing it's citizens, ever, that's a legitimate debatable position. But, Drones aren't used for the killing of incarcerated persons.

If  you're concerned about Drones being used for surveillance, well unless you are complaining about Cameras in high-crime areas, wire-taps, and police officers with binoculars then it seems an arbitrary concern.

If you believe the President does not have the authority to use Drones for targeted killings overseas then your complaint is with Congress. Force Congress to exert their constitutionally-mandated War Powers Role and have them vote to seize back that power by removing authorization. 

There might be legitimate concerns about the Use of Drones and there should be oversight and legal guidelines but they are nothing more than a tool. Every tool can be misused.

*- The War on Terror has a War Crime of Epic Proportions and has lead to thousands of unnecessary deaths and criminal theft of Trillions. As such it should be ended. But, the Drone Strikes aren't the worst thing about it.

CPAC 2013: Unchaining the Inner Racist in Every Conservative

Republicans continue to be racist assholes. And why not? Besides Grifters and Plutocrats the only other groups which aligns with conservative "thinking" are bigots and racists.

Right-Wing Pigs went whole hog racist during a CPAC 2013 panel entitled: Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick And Tired Of Being Called A Racist When You Know You’re Not One?

A spokesman for the Frederick Douglass Republicans, K. Carl Smith, was brought into CPAC  to allow Right-Wingers to engage in their favorite pastime of bad faith denialism of their rampant bigotry.

While Smith spoke, Scott Terry while flanked by his Confederate-flag festooned compatriot Matthew Heimbach, rose to complain the Republican Party was alienating, "young Southern white males" and the minorities were "systematically disenfranchising” him and whites. He then scoffed when Smith spoke of Frederick Douglass forgiving his former slave masters, "For giving him shelter? And food?"

Conservatives believe that Slavery was Good because it exposed Africans and their descendants to America. And experiencing American Exceptional ism is worth anything, or so those who've benefited from slavery and continue to count White Privilege as the natural state of America.

When the lone black woman in attendance, objected to the idea that Slavery was great, the entitled white crowd shouted her down and Smith declared her "intentionally disruptive and coercive". The Tea Party Racists blamed the entire episode on her temerity.

But, remember conservatives know they're not racists. Conservatives stand in principled opposition to President Obama; Race has nothing to do with it!

Of course, one need not look further than CPAC last year. Remember those Awesome White "Rappers" Steven Crowder* and Chris Loesch at CPAC 2012? When their Mr. America "song" reached it's apex they yelled Ni-[clang], pretending they we're saying “knickers.”
 "What? Knickers? I can say ‘knickers’ because I wear knickers.”
During the run-up to the 2012 election, Rick Santorum told Iowa Republicans,
"I don't want to make blahh [black] people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."
Of course, it doesn't matter that 9% of the those on food stamps in Iowa are black because the truth is conservatives know they're not racist!

Representative Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) who called the massive $2,000,000,000,000+ Iraq War Swindle "Just and Noble" is peeved about that darn steak-eating Obama wanting to give hard-working rich white people's money to Santorum Blahhh people,
"We can't keep increasing taxes every three months just because Barack Obama wants more welfare spending."
Sometimes conservatives use coded-language instead of saying "knee grow" or "knickers". Mitt Romney's campaign spoke of Obama not understand Our shared history with England,
“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage. The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have.”
John Sununu pouted throughout 2012 he wished, "this President [Obama] would learn how to be an American." Sununu must have felt it was hard for Obama to understand how to be an American since he's "lazy" and "disengaged".

Newt Gingrich, that expansive southern gentleman who's been "earning" tax-payer money for 35 years, picked up when Sununu wore himself out from working so hard,
“I’m assuming that there’s some rhythm to Barack Obama that the rest of us don’t understand. Whether he needs large amounts of rest, whether he needs to go play basketball for a while or watch ESPN..." 
But, the svelte Roger Ailes really pointed out Obama's laziness, 
“Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fundraisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.”
State Representative Kris Crawford a Republican from Florence, South Carolina knows what the GOP needs to do,
“The politics are going to overwhelm the policy. It is good politics to oppose the black guy in the White House right now, especially for the Republican Party.”
Of course, in South Carolina Republicans don't just hate President Obama but all black people including the dead. Todd Kincannon, the former executive director for the South Carolina Republicans, claimed the murdered Trayvon Martin would have grown up to be a gay prostitute for drug money. What he wrote was so offensive I'm not going to re-write it here.

There are so many more incidents originating top-down from Republican Leadership but also bubbling up from the diseased recesses of the conservative id.

So, it’s no wonder Right-Wing White Racists think they are the most oppressed people ever. They keep listening to their leaders who tell them they are.

*- Steve Crowder got punched in the head while covering Union protests in Michigan. Well, the man who punched him is not going to be charged because, surprise, surprise once full non-Faux video footage of the incident was reviewed it was clear the protestor was defending himself.

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Iraq War: $2,000,000,000,000 and Rising

And they knew it was based on lies. But, Benghazi! And Drones!!!

200,000 dead*** and at least $2.2 Trillion*** for the Iraq Debacle based on "intelligence" Tony Blair and MI6 and George W(orst President Ever) Bush and the CIA knew was fabricated while dissenting intelligence was ignored.
Two senior Iraqi politicians told Western intelligence that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction on the eve of the 2003 invasion – but their warnings were ignored and then not reported to the subsequent Butler inquiry, according to a major new investigation. 
Vital intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq 10 years ago was based on "fabrication" and "wishful thinking", the BBC Panorama documentary claims. While information from highly placed Iraqis was dismissed as unimportant if it indicated that Hussein did not have WMD, tip offs from low-ranking Iraqis were eagerly lapped up if they reinforced what George W Bush and Tony Blair wanted to hear, it is claimed.
If the evidence conformed to NeoConservative warmonger thinking then it was highlighted, if it disagreed it was discarded. Confirmation Bias is a needed state of thinking when the Goal isn't saving America from WMD or removing a Brutal Dictator but too steal as much money as quickly as possible from the American People.

I'm certain any day now Senator Rand Paul is going to stage a "brilliant" Filibuster. Surely, Senator Lindsay Graham will place a hold on the business of the Senate until he gets some answers.

Anyone clamoring to Fix-The-Debt or suddenly scared of Government spending do you want to know where the Deficit came from? Well, it was born in Bush's Brain and Dick Cheney's Heart and grew up in the Iraqi Desert.

And how are we going to fix this problem? Why on the backs of the Middle and Working Class. This is going to steal Trillions from 6 generations of Americans.

Republicans and all the squishy Democrats who are the Guardians of the Rich aren't content with just the money they've all ready swindled via Iraq, no now they are going to confiscate from future and past generations with fancy terms like: Chained CPI, Sequestration and the Grand Bargain which is nothing more than the Rich stealing Social Security.

But, worse than the Trillions of Tax Payer dollars stolen by Bush and Cheney and they Enablers is the human factor. The daily suicides by Veterans, the broken parents of those sacrificed to the War, and the millions of future irritations, family squabbles, and days of pain which will be felt and probably not understood for Generations.

***- "We don't do body counts." The actual amount spent on the War and the DoD during Bush's Presidency and the first two years of Obama's won't reflect all the costs.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) supports Child Pornography and Adam Lanza's Right to Murder Children

Senator Ted Cruz is the latest in the string of needle-dicked pissant Republicans to bring their sick and twisted ideology to Washington DC.

Like a plague of locusts they descend upon the Capitol with the goal of grinding the American people into dust. Cruz thought he would school Senator Diane Feinstein (D-California) about the Bill of Rights.
Senator Cruz: The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights? Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment’s protection against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights? 
So, according to Cruz's view of the Senate and Constitution Child Pornography magazines and websites can't be deemed illegal because of the First Amendment.

Also I, as a Police Officer, am unable to arrest people deemed criminals because the Senate can't specify that some citizens lose their Fourth Amendment Rights.

And I couldn't do anything when a gang banger threatens to "catch you on the street" and "cap your bitch-ass" to a person in my town. I can't arrest him because that would be a violation of his First Amendment rights.

And Senator Cruz's condescending despicable rhetorical question was all about protecting the right of murderers. According to Senator Cruz, the Second Amendment Rights of Nancy and Adam Lanza are more important than 26 Americans, including 20 children, Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Republicans are twisted and evil. Their minds have become so warped by their sick ideology that they can not support Laws or Government.

The US Senate is attempting to create sensible Gun Restrictions. No Republicans will support such a Law. When a Country loses the Rule of Law you have Anarchy and that was as big a fear to the Founding Fathers as any.

I could have highlighted any number of possible scenarios (could the Senate stop the publication of a book containing Senator Cruz's bank account numbers, access codes, passwords, SSN, mothers' maiden name along with his address and photos of his daily routine, routes to work, time he likes to shower for instance) but it comes down to the fundamental question can the Government pass any Legislation?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Republicans want Americans to treat CEOs like the Pope and Corporations like the Catholic Church

"The name's Francis, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis... and I'll Kill You." - Stripes, 1981 
The Conclave elected Pope Francis I, an Argentinian (of Italian Descent though) to lead the 1 Billion catholics worldwide and address the various problems afflicting the faithful. The United States has the 4th most Catholics by country but America's True Religion is Corporate Hegemony.

Corporations and the Rich and Powerful are the Holy Church and Clergy of this Nation.

Now, the Rich like to call their religion Capitalism and style themselves Job Creators instead of Cardinals but, in reality they are Destroyers and Parasites who live by sucking away money, time and lives from workers.
“When private equity works, it really works,” Stephen Schwarzman said on a Jan. 31 conference call while discussing the year’s earnings. “And our credit business had a truly standout year.” 
Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder and chief executive officer of Blackstone Group LP (BX), received $213.3 million in pay and cash dividends last year, almost matching his payout of $213.5 million a year earlier.

While the Rich have always had their Bishops, the Republican Party, to issue edicts enforcing their Power nowadays they rarely have to resort to actual physical violence, ala the Pinkertons in the 1800's.

Today their militant religious zealots are provided by the thousands of keyboard conservative commandoes holed up like monks in the flatulent Right-Wing Blog-o-sphere who have willfully cosigned their souls into service of the Rich and issue death threats to the heretics.

Erick Erickson, the disgusting fat-faced, wide-waisted, chicken hawk coward tweeted out the following:
Erick Erickson         @EWErickson 
That lefties are accusing the new pope of handing over lefties to the right wing junta for execution makes me adore the new pope. 
8:01 PM - 13 Mar 13278 RETWEETS 37 FAVORITES
Praise Capitalism! Death Squads sure are hilarious Erick.

Of course, besides the run-of-the-mill sinners, Erickson's "leftists", there exist the high-profile heretics who must be made to repent. The two most often cited inside the Right-Wing Fart Bubble and Faux News are Warren Buffett and George Soros.

Lasy year when Buffett stated Taxes should be raised Faux News devoted days of coverage and multiple sermons to denounce his Blasphemy. They asked each other if the Satan of Socialism had corrupted his soul.

But, all of the religious trappings the Plutocracy adopts is window dressing for their true purpose. Which is the creation of a Wage Slave State and the adoption of a code of laws ushering in a Neo-Feudalist Empire.

The Ryan Budget, the current carried interest rules, the Capital Gains tax rate, the Graham-Leach-Bliley Law, the repeal of Glass-Stegal, the demonization of Senator Elizabeth Warren, the destruction of regulations on Banks and Wall Street, Austerity, Sequestration are all about setting up a system of legalized theft by the 1% whilst forcing the entire burden of government to fall upon the Middle and Working Classes. This accomplishes three goals: 
1) Corporations are protected by a legal system which subsidizes their losses and violently protects their profits,
2) The meager pittance of Medicaid, SSI, unemployment thrown to the poor comes entirely from the middle class,
3) Facing the entire burden of a Nation-State and Massive Overseas Empire The Middle Class is ground down and reduced to poverty and penury along with the rest of those not making up the Rich Aristocracy.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Daily Caller lies. lies. Welcome to the Right-Wing Fart Bubble Echo Chamber

Conservatives spend their time inside the Right-Wing Blog-o-Sphere bubble regurgitating each others farts and cross-contaminating their lies amongst themselves.

It's known as incestuous amplification.

There have been several recent Prime-Time examples: such as Karl Rove's 2012 Election Night Meltdown on Faux News with "the math you do as a conservative to make yourself feel better." and Michele Bachmann repeating the Right-Wing Fart Bubble lies that President Obama spent $200 Million USC a day, with a 3000 person staff occuping 800 Hotel Rooms accompanied by a 34 Ship US Navy Armanda in 2010. But, those incidents don't underscore the vicious smears and whispering campaigns Conservatives concoct to get Liberals fired or discredited.

Like Paul Krugman. Right-Wingers hate Paul Krugman, because as Loudon Wainwright III noted, Krugman's Got the Noble Prize So Krugman Ought-a Know

So, Right-Wingers are constantly on the lookout for slanders to publish about Krugman and then cross-link amongst themselves.

In the March 11 post, Deadbart ( editor at large Larry O'Connor mocked the New York Times columnist for his alleged financial mismanagement. Unfortunately for O'Connor, the report that Krugman went bankrupt was clearly a joke and originated from the satirical website The Daily Currant.

In his post, O'Connor jabbed Krugman for supposedly spending "$84,000 in one month" on Portuguese wines and "a dress from the Victorian period," and concluded that "apparently this Keynsian [sic] thing doesn't really work on the micro level." O'Connor sourced the report to a post written by "Prudent Investor." The post by "Prudent Investor" sources an Austrian website, which reprinted the original Daily Currant story.

O'Connor has since deleted the post without explanation.

This type of Right-Wing perfidy against Paul Krugman has happened several times before. In 2011, a Right Wing Punk Ass Bitch named Carlos Gaterol, opened a Google+ account under the name Paul Krugmann, and released a message after an East Coast earthquake, 
"People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage." 
This was immediately grasped by the Right-Wing Nut Jobs and recirculated inside their Fart Bubble.

Of course, Paul Krugman didn't write it Carols Gaterol did. But, over at Hotair, conservatives revealed it doesn't matter if it's actually true: 
"I don’t really care if this moron said it because I know for a fact there are progressives out there who do actually think a good catastrophe would be good for the economy. Unless of course it is an oil spill in the gulf that kills birdies and makes The Messiah look bad."
Gaterol defended his lying by stating he wanted to show through 'parody', "the many misguided beliefs that Paul Krugman holds, defends, and espouses on a daily basis."

O'Connor, like Gaterol and all lying conservative "journalists", find evidence to confirm their conclusions. And if they can't find it, they just make it up; Conservative Mantra.

During the confirmation hearings, Breitbart Senior Editor Ben Shapiro ran with a story about Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and his secret association with "Friends of Hamas." What's important to understand about the Hagel Hearings was that Shapiro (a chicken hawk, warmonger, Bush backer) found a perfect story with which to slander Hagel and by association President Obama.

Friends of Hamas was just perfect. It fit with everything Right-Wing Nutjobs have been saying for years about President Obama and Leftists, i.e. that Liberals are Muslim Loving Anti-American Terrorist Appeasers. And here was evil Kenyan Marxist Muslim Loving Obama pushing a Terrorist Lover onto the Secretary of Defense!!! Republican Senators referenced the lies during the hearings. Every right-wing blog and journal sucked up the story and regurgitated it in the Fart Bubble. 

Of course, it doesn't matter that the story is entirely false, apparently started when a reporter asked a series of absurdist questions, and Shapiro didn't even do the most basic of research (a google search). What matters to Right-Wing Toxic Nut Job Bloggers is getting as many anti-liberal blog stories, facebook posts, e-mails, tweets and memes into the Blog-o-sphere as possible.

Tucker Carlson and his Daily Caller are engaged in this same sort of "journalism". They've got a Vendetta against Democratic Senator Bob Menedez which they've propagated through lies and payoffs. The Daily Caller alleged Menedez engaged in prostitution in the Dominican Republic, most likely, in the time-honored right-wing tradition of Sex Shaming Democrats into stepping down.

Now when the Washington Post published a story entirely dismantling the Daily Caller's story,
An escort who appeared on a video claiming that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican authorities that she was instead paid to make up the claims and has never met or seen the senator, according to court documents and two people briefed on her claim. 
The woman said a local lawyer had approached her and a fellow escort and asked them to help frame Menendez and a top donor, Salomon Melgen, according to affidavits obtained by The Washington Post.
The Daily Caller and the conservative dupes who sucked up Tucker Carlson and editor-in-chief David Martosko farts lashed out! There's an Investigation! It's a different hooker! Hookers Lie! 

That the story is an entire lie and malicious campaign to force Menedez to step down doesn't matter.

What Right-Wing Liars are tasked with is keeping enough chum in the water in order to get enough duped and battered conservative drones slurping down the frothy mixture and vomiting it back into the Blog-o-Sphere.

The Ever Vigilant Green Eagle wades through the Toxic Sludge of Right-Wing Lies and Smears. IF you have the Stomach peruse his Wingnut Wrapups.