ContraRarian

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead
us to an understanding of ourselves.” - Carl Jung

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Posts tagged Fox News

May 29
“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You could talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment and all they would say is, “What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?!” and then you’d tell them, “Those are cars!” and you’d try and talk to them about militias and they would say, “How can you speak of militias when steel dragons scream through the sky?!” And you’d say “Those are airplanes,” but even if they could eventually wrap their heads around that, they’d ask, “Why are all the slaves out?!” And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.” Seth Meyers being amazing. (via gaywitchpracticingabortion)

(via loveisforthebourgeoisie-deactiv)


May 28

Jon Stewart parodies Glenn Beck. 

If you’ve ever seen Glenn Beck before, you need to watch this. It is the single most brilliant video in the history of forever.

(via gaywitchpracticingabortion)

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May 24
“One party, the Democrats, suffers from the usual range of institutional blind spots, historical foibles, and constituency-driven evasions. The other, the Republicans, has moved to a mental Shangri-La, where unwanted problems (climate change, the need to pay the costs of running the government) can be wished away, prejudice trumps fact (Obama might just be Kenyan-born or a Muslim), expertise is evidence of error, and reality itself comes to be regarded as some kind of elitist plot.” Birtherism, the debt ceiling, climate change, evolution: Are Republicans losing their grip on reality? (via azspot)

(via azspot)


May 22
“He thinks things are going in a bad direction. Roger is worried about the future of the country. He thinks the election of Obama is a disaster. He thinks Palin is an idiot. He thinks she’s stupid. He helped boost her up. People like Sarah Palin haven’t elevated the conservative movement.” A “Republican close to Ailes” quoted in “The Elephant in the Green Room” (via ryking)

Nov 22
Fox News: Not Racist, but #1 with racists
(From The Simpsons via DailyDish)

Fox News: Not Racist, but #1 with racists

(From The Simpsons via DailyDish)


Aug 31

Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” Rally - Interviews With Participants

A waterfall of incoherent gibberish from tea party rubes…  (via lgf)


May 11
Dumb Fux
(via druscilla)

Dumb Fux

(via druscilla)


remarksman:

In this Fox News segment about the recent U.S. District Court decision banning the National Day of Prayer, Dan Barker (author of Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists) handily parries a Fox News announcer’s clumsy blows.

In just over 5 minutes, Barker makes the pro-prayer-day Fox News host look like a complete doofus.

Via BoingBoing.


May 5
Hitler had some good ideas
(feistyfeminist:earlyfrost:azspot:Matt Bors)

Hitler had some good ideas

(feistyfeminist:earlyfrost:azspot:Matt Bors)


May 2
If housepets were libertarians

If housepets were libertarians


May 1
The Glenn Beck Blackboard Challenge
(fucknoglennbeck:sucka99:flickr)

The Glenn Beck Blackboard Challenge

(fucknoglennbeck:sucka99:flickr)


Apr 30

Apr 25
“It’s a closed loop in which any opinions or facts that conflict with the conservative worldview are either avoided, ignored or automatically dismissed on the grounds that they must be liberal or come from liberals.”

Bruce Bartlett was an advisor for Ronald Reagan and a treasury official to George H.W. Bush.  He’s an extremely intelligent, capable, and well-written individual who is currently on  my “who would you like to have coffee with?” lineup.  He’s a conservative in a way that most ever conservative should emulate.  He knows the facts, can admit error, and seems to be unwilling to sacrifice common sense for ideology.

It is people like Mr. Bartlett that I feel so sorry for.  Today, when you say you’re a conservative people immediately have images of Tea Party protesters, Mitch McConnell, John McCain and Sarah Palin.  They think of “cut taxes!” “no gay marriage!” “no illegals!” “no terr’rists!”  They think of “where’s the birth certificate?!”  It’s hard to stand firm for your own political party when so many people are working diligently to make you seem woefully uninformed and anti-intellectual.

This article discusses a topic that I feel is extremely important for the survival of the Republican party: addressing epistemic closure.  The cocoon in which so many conservatives live where their only sources of news are FreeRepublic.com, Fox News, talk radio and Tea Party protests— and any and every conflicting fact or idea is immediately labeled as “liberal” or worse-yet, “communist!”

It’s not a sustainable way of life. With the public (and even party leadership) increasingly wearing cognitive biases like merit badges, the Republican party has to change course.  

http://capitalgainsandgames.com/blog/bruce-bartlett/1660/data-point-epistemic-closure

(via backyardpolitico)


Apr 24
fittythebone:

Hahaha.  Very true.

fittythebone:

Hahaha.  Very true.


urbanoize:

TAX DAY TEA PARTY 2010

Some quotes worth writing down:

  • “Abolish the Department of Education”
  • “Global Warming is bullshit”
  • “Senior Citizens are expendable”
  • “There would not be nearly 50,000 people here today were it not for the freedom loving, fair, balanced, unafraid journalists of the freedom channel, Fox News, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Riley, and Shawn Hannity”
  • “We dont watch CNN, theyre a bunch of lying pigs”
  • “CNN - Communist News Network”

Wow, Fox has really done a number on these peoples minds


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