Tea Party Nation has it’s own list of hate groups.  In the top five are the Department of Homeland Security and the NAACP.

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Who is to blame for Tea Party darling Michelle Bachman’s rightward turn?  Gore Vidal.

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According to textbooks being used in Virginia classrooms, many blacks fought for the Confederacy, there were twelve Confederate states, and the US entered World War I in 1916.  The woman who wrote one of the books says she is a “fairly respected writer.”  She found some of the information on the Internet, provided by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  Virginia got a good deal on the books, cheaper than other publishers’ offerings.  You get what you pay for.

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“Ground Zero Mosque” opponents are boycotting Martin Bieber in response to a satirical article based upon a fictitious interview in which Bieber was satirically quoted as calling Muslims “super cool” and Christians “lame-o-rama.”

The media is reporting on the hoax, but expect to get one of those emails from your gullible conservative cousin.

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Fox News was in top form this year, and TPM has collected some of the more entertaining videos.  Meagan Kelly figures very prominently.

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A little bit of good economic news for a weary world.  A step in the direction of recovery, or just a Christmas bubble?

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Heraldo posted a Seven-O-Heaven commentary which probably applies to political campaigns everywhere.  But it has particular meaning for this past local election.

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Just saw a clip on television in which the claim was made that the burrito as we know it today was invented by La Cumbre in the Mission District of San Francisco (one of my favorite taquerias to be sure).  I don’t know if this is true, but from what I’ve been reading it definitely has its roots in the Mission District of California.  Wikipedia has what appears to be a pretty good history.

I just had one of Nacho Mama’s surfing burritos today.  It’s one of my favorite Garberville meals.

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Off to bed with the winter edition of Zyzzyva.  Far better than Paris Review or the New Yorker.  Give it a look sometime.

Good nite.

 

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