25 Jul 2008

America Wasn’t Ready, But Ben Stein Was

Ben Stein, who also thinks Darwin is like Hitler, has just compared Obama to Der Führer, as the conservative imagination, in a recent development, begins to resemble the 1975 exploitation flick The Black Gestapo (previewed, above, not safe for work), with about as much good sense. Later on in this

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25 Jul 2008

Your Guide to the Troop Hospital Non-Scandal

The wingnuts are all afroth over Obama’s decision not to meet with hospitalized veterans in Germany — even though he did so at the Pentagon’s suggestion. It’s a classic right-wing setup: If Obama had visited the vets, they’d be bitching about that too.

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25 Jul 2008

About to Trade Up

? Right-wing mystery novelist, writing in the Wall Street Journal, discovers that the Bush Administration is just like The Dark Knight: They’re both poorly-conceived, sadistic, and not as good as the 1989 versions. Plus: Who said it, Batman or Bush? [Wall Street Journal] ? Der Spiegel pronounces Obama No. 44,

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24 Jul 2008

Was that a playwright on Novak’s hood?

The Washington Post now reports that the man columnist Robert Novak hit with his Corvette is 86-year-old Don Clifford Liljenquist, who is homeless. Is he the same guy who wrote a centennial play about Iowa in the 1940s?

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24 Jul 2008

In Berlin Speech, Conservatives See Glimpse Of Nazi Horror

While Obama was giving a pretty good speech in Berlin, conservative bloggers felt a cold breeze blowing across American history, reminding them of History Channel documentaries with names like Hitler: The Rise of Evil. While others were merely riled-up-as-usual by any country that doesn’t speak English—like NextRight’s Patrick Ruffini, who’s

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24 Jul 2008

Hey, MSM, what ever happened to loving a man in a golf cart?

? Maybe, the McCain people thought this week, they could make the TV news love them, too. After the press made light of Sen. McCain for riding with Bush 41 in a golf cart while Sen. Obama was looking cool in Europe, McCain’s team came up with a plan for

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24 Jul 2008

Obama Not Planning To Team Up With Castro

Last night, the Silo received a tip from a reader in Florida that the McCain campaign was running the above ad, which draws on the ideas of internment camp advocate Michelle Malkin and other concerned citizens. The Silo would have been first with the story, on which we were scooped

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23 Jul 2008

Got Drunk

* Potential vice president Mike Huckabee has a new theory: Mexicans take jobs that would have been filled by fetuses, if they hadn’t been aborted. Plus: It’s not just gays this year; find out why the Christian Right suddenly detests immigrants, too. [Public Eye] * Wall Street "got drunk," a

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23 Jul 2008

Greetings, Program!

Thanks to Cliff and Dave for the kind welcome. And welcome to the new, refit Campaign Silo. It’s been suspended in spacedock, undergoing last-minute modifications from the Firedoglake Corps of Engineers and their blowtorches. Last night, as the clock ticked down and the shakedown cruise grew imminent, your editor raced across the continental U.S.

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