Tragedy Strikes, News Media Shines #Opposite Day

Oh, Pat Robertson — always respectful of our Muslim brothers and sisters.

On today’s #TWiBRadio, we discussed the tragedy in Boston and the subsequent the media coverage circus, and the cause of the economic disaster of 2008. Hint: it’s cocaine.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew we furrowed our brows at Disney’s sexist superhero shirts, talked about the free tax software made by the IRS that lobbyist don’t want you to have, and we paid our respects to Sal Castro Chicano educator and activist, passed at age 79.

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30 replies
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    Violet says:

    Just talked to a friend who is home sick. She was bitching up a storm about how every stupid show on TV, even daytime talk shows, seemed to be talking about the bombings. Bringing on “experts” to explain what the bomber did wrong and how it could be done better. Great training video for next time. Our media sucks.

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    Mike in NC says:

    So sad that Pat Robertson has not yet gone on to his reward.

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    @Mike in NC:

    So sad that Pat Robertson has not yet gone on to his reward.

    It’s almost as if Jesus doesn’t want him…

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    BGinCHI says:

    @Mike in NC: Even Satan has standards.

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    The Friendly Libertarian says:

    I don’t know how you can criticize Robertson when liberals want this so, so badly to be their little Reichstag Fire for gun grabbing and oppression of their political opponents.

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    BGinCHI says:


    Can I pet the troll?

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    Can I pet the troll?

    Only if you use protection. You don’t know what kind of disease you might pick up from those things.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    I’m amazed that Pat Robertson can jump to a conclusion so confidently, when neither Boston PD nor the FBI has so much as identified a suspect let alone a motive. He must be some kind of genius. Let him lead the investigation!

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    The Friendly Libertarian says:

    And how silly the liberal is, especially the partisan Democrat variety, to put down pat Robertson for his enabling of the Forever War which props up the whole damned System, but how they praise and praise Obama for doing more to kill foreigners as part of the War than Bush ever dreamed of doing.

    Bush never ever claimed to be able to kill any American citizen, anywhere, anytime with a drone by simply labeling him an “enemy combatant”. Obama has. Bush never bombed Libya. Obama has. Bush did not slap inhumane and terrible sanctions on Iran, Obama has. Obama is just as, if not more, statist than Bush. But how you swoon and swoon over his words! Greenwald has your number.

    And you morons still can’t see it. It’s all the same ball of wax.

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    Citizen_X says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: You mean, like you guys and 9/11? No.

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    The Friendly Libertarian says:


    What do you mean “you guys”? I don’t like illegal, genocidal wars when Bush does them and I don’t like them when Obama does them.

    You, OTOH, cheer on your boy Obama for every missile he fires from his killer robots because ooooooooh he’s so DREAMY!

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    Citizen_X says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: Get a job, Republican.

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    The Friendly Libertarian says:


    Republicrats and Demopublicans are all the same ball of wax to me, chief. All propping up the System.

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    Chyron HR says:


    How dare you call him a Republican just because his life revolves around how much he hates Democrats, Liberals, and above all, Obama?

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    YellowJournalism says:

    You know, it’s not so much that the tshirts in and of themselves are sexist, it’s the fact that the only option for women is the message “I Need A Hero” and that there is no “Be A Hero” marketed for young girls. (Yeah, I know they could wear Boys’ shirts, but the lack of an option tells you something. He’ll, they could even have a Disney Princess version with Mulan or Pocahontas kicking ass.) I kind of think it would be nice to have a “Be A Hero” for men, too. It’s a positive message taken down by crappy marketing.

    Oh, and it sucks that on any version of the shirt there isn’t a representation of the one female Avenger. Of course, she’s always shown as having massive amounts of cleavage, so I’m sure there would be criticism there, too.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: But not you, man. You gotta be free, right?

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:


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    Crad says:

    Have there actually been calls for regulation of things? I thought it was already illegal for citizens to make bombs, is that not the case?

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    The Friendly Libertarian says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass:

    Keep support fractional reserve banking and your increasingly worthless FRNs, chief, I’ll keep investing in things that hold real, intrinsic value. Pretty soon those FRNs won’t even buy you your MSG and HFCS-filled ProleFeed Big Agra stuffs your fat face with.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: INFLATION IS THEFT!!!!!!

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    The prophet Nostradumbass says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: so you’re investing in cattle? What are you using to invest in them?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass:

    so you’re investing in cattle? What are you using to invest in them?


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    The Friendly Libertarian says:

    @The prophet Nostradumbass:

    I’m glad you asked. In addition to Precious Metals, I’m investing in heirloom seeds and of course arms. A canning device (you must can your *own* food, Big-Agra stuffs industrially canned food with HFCS and MSG)is also a good investment. Canning your own food will go a long way soon once the world financial market finally collapses.

    Small-scale livestock (poultry and pigs, NOT cattle) are good too but too many county and city zoning boards put all kinds of onerous regulations in place to keep us dependent on Big Agra.

    A note on the precious metals: some idiots will try to get you to buy gold stocks or paper gold, but just remember on REAL PHYSICAL gold and other Precious Metals are real. Otherwise it’s just a piece of paper like FRNs.

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    beltane says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: How will you continue canning your food when you need to replace all your seals and gaskets. Home canning is a phenomenon of the industrial age. You need to learn to go back to basics by surviving on beans and whatever can be overwintered in a root cellar, keeping in mind that by this time of year everything is likely to have turned into a foul-smelling slime.

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    @Chyron HR:

    How dare you call him a Republican just because his life revolves around how much he hates Democrats, Liberals, and above all, Obama loves pie?

    FTFY (and hopefully everyone else).

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    Nerull says:

    What makes you think precious metals will be worth anything?

    Gold has value primarily because it’s shiny. People will probably have more important things to worry about when the world market collapses Any Day Now, as you guys have been predicting for the last few centuries.

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    Gravenstone says:

    @The Friendly Libertarian: /peers

    Glenn? Glenn Beck? Is that you?

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    rachel says:

    @Gravenstone: Reminds me of Matoko-chan, Cudlip.

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    Fred Fnord says:

    C’mon, guys. It’s mean, heaping mockery on the head of someone who is so clearly already utterly miserable… convinced that everything around him is going to come crashing down at any minute. Sure, he enjoys feeling superior to all of us ‘rubes’ who don’t understand that everything around us is a vast conspiracy that is at the same time diabolically clever and ludicrously half-witted. But in the end, it must suck horribly to be so terrified, all the time.

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