“Mature” Responses to Wikileaks Continue: CIA Launches WTF, BofA Buys Sucky Domain Names

By: Wednesday December 22, 2010 3:50 pm

Greg Miller of the Washington Post informs us Wednesday morning that the “CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks”. The group is officially called the Wikileaks Task Force, but, as Miller informs us, “it’s mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: WTF”. In a similar vein, we learn that Bank of America also is preparing its mature response to indications that it is to be the next target of Wikileaks. BofA’s response is to buy “hundreds of abusive domain names for its senior executives and board members”.

 

Ex-Drug Czar Bennett: Showtime’s “Weeds” is “Damaging,” Jonas Brothers Should Fight Prop 19

By: Friday September 24, 2010 12:35 pm

America’s first Drug Czar and conservative commentator Bill Bennett penned an op-ed for CNN.com in which he suggests that Showtime’s series “Weeds” is “damaging,” and “would never be aired” if “our country was making a serious assault on drug abuse.” But Bennett’s crazy doesn’t stop there. He co-authored the piece with Alexandra Datig, a business, political campaign, and real estate consultant, recovering addict, and Prop 19 opponent whose website, NipItInTheBud2010.org, suggests that legalizing marijuana is “un-American,” puts “our national security at risk” and compares legalization to 9/11.

US Chamber: Equal Pay “A Fetish for Money,” Women Should “Choose the Right Partner at Home”

By: Wednesday August 18, 2010 2:05 pm

The US Chamber of Commerce has apparently spent too much time watching Mad Men: in a blog post this morning, Chamber blogger Brad Peck called women’s fight for pay equity to be nothing more than a “fetish for money,” and said women complaining about their pay should focus instead on “choosing the right partner at home.” The Chamber’s Peck also approvingly quoted a post that asked, “Should government force gym-man to share his beautiful babes with couch-potato man?”

Come Saturday Morning: Waitergate — Was Emmer Lying Then, or Is He Lying Now?

By: Saturday July 17, 2010 6:48 am

If any of the Democrats in the race — Margaret Kelliher, Mark Dayton, or Matt Entenza — said something as blatantly wrong (not to mention nutty) as what Emmer’s been uttering, it would be described as such on the front page of both local papers and be a big story in local newscasts for weeks, and none of the Dems would have dared repeat it, even in front of a friendly group.

Come Saturday Morning: So What Asinine Thing Did Michele Bachmann Do This Week?

By: Saturday February 6, 2010 6:45 am

If anyone needs proof of the validity of the Daily Kos poll where movement Republicans boast of what callous, heartless, bigoted and delusional folk they are, just know this: Michele Bachmann is one of their biggest heroes right now. In fact, no less a conservative celebrity than George Will says that she’s “an authentic representative of the Republican base”.

Come Saturday Morning: Did You Read Them, Dick?

By: Saturday January 9, 2010 6:45 am

So, Dick Cheney, since you’re speaking about not taking terrorism seriously: Did you read the PDBs that the CIA was frantically lobbing at your administration during the spring and summer of 2001?

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