Wingnut screws Cornell; Liberals ain’t got nuthin’

Prankster James O’Keefe tricked a Cornell University dean into saying nice things about ISIS and Hamas — on camera.

It’s hardly news: people say dumb shit all the time. Mostly they seem to be right-wingers but O’Keefe has occasionally gotten some naif to do likewise.

The story has been blared all over the right-wing media. If you doubt me, just do a web search on the name of the dean in question, Joseph Scaffido.

What’s interesting is the weakness of the non-wingnut media’s response. Salon called the O’Keefe piece a “hit job” but was otherwise pretty toothless. The Cornell student paper was similarly wishy-washy. The mainstream media seems to be ignoring the story.

But the Bitemaster will now step up to the plate and reveal that he’s been hearing rumors that O’Keefe just creates his videos in a studio, using advanced CGI, paid for by the Iranians. Why would Iran care? Because the cost — thought to be in the low eight figures — is cheaper than developing or purchasing ordnance that could be used against the US.

Cornell dean says ISIS welcome on campus in undercover video | New York Post.

Donald Trump Redirects His Birther Fire At Ted Cruz

“He’s got a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment. It’s a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada,” Trump said in an interview with myfoxny.com, adding that “you’re supposed to be born in this country.”

I don’t think much of The Donald (actually, I think he’s an asshole) but if he gives Cruz the same as he gave Obama, I’m OK with that.

via Donald Trump Redirects His Birther Fire At Ted Cruz.

Lobbyist won’t drink the Kool-aid!

Dr. Patrick Moore, a  Monsanto lobbyist, claimed in a recent interview that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide is safe for humans to drink. “You can drink a whole quart of it and it won’t hurt you,” he says. But when offered a glass of the stuff by the interviewer, Moore turns it down, saying “I’m not stupid.”

 
Hey, Pat! Here’s a tip that all the old PR hands will tell you: Either don’t claim one can safely drink a quart of the client’s weed killer or swig down the glass with a smile.

Lobbyist claims Monsanto weed killer is safe to drink, then bolts when TV host offers him a glass.

RadioShack could sell customer info in bankruptcy auction

Radio Shack’s assets are now up for sale in a bankruptcy auction. And those assets include customer names, email addresses and phone numbers.

Your Bitemaster is no lawyer, but, generally, a bankruptcy judge can void all contracts undertaken by the debtor. So if your PII isn’t protected by law, it’s probably going to the highest bidder.

RadioShack could sell customer info in bankruptcy auction – NY Daily News.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements. Nobody listens.

Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a “sock puppet” for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday against making it harder for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations.

But who gives a crap? Kennedy is a notorious anti-vaxxer, and bullshit artist.

Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out against vaccine requirements – NY Daily News.

And see the National Review.

Stupid shit politicians say

When fourth graders from Hampton Falls NH proposed House Bill 373, an act establishing the Red Tail Hawk as the New Hampshire State Raptor, they were expecting a civics lessons.

And state Rep. Warren Groen (R., Rochester) schooled them one all right. He announced that the Red Tail Hawk, “grasps them with its talons then uses its razor sharp beak to basically tear it apart limb by limb, and I guess the shame about making this a state bird is it would serve as a much better mascot for Planned Parenthood.”

And for that, Groen gets the 2015 Louie Gohmert Award for Stupid.

via NH lawmakers kill 4th-graders’ bill in front of them | NH1.

If you’re a wingnut it’s ok to ignore the law but if you’re a progressive church, you could be in big trouble.

In an unusual move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is calling on states to ignore a directive from the Obama administration to cut greenhouse gas pollution from coal-fired power plants.

McConnell Tells States To Ignore Obama’s Climate Change Rule.

Baptist leaders in Texas are speaking out against Senate Bill 185, which they claim will force them to violate biblical injunctions about welcoming strangers, Baptist News‘ Ken Camp reports.

The bill, introduced by Republican state Senator Charles Perry, would eliminate “sanctuary cities” where local government and law enforcement agencies, as well as religious organizations, openly violate immigration laws. The bill would ban the adoption of “a rule, order, ordinance, or policy under which the entity prohibits the enforcement of the laws of this state or federal law relating to immigrants and immigration.”

Texas GOP’s immigration law forces us to violate Christ’s teachings on loving our neighbors: Baptists

Hillary Clinton Praises the Art of Compromise

Having learned nothing from the Obama presidency, Hillary Clinton touted her skills as a compromiser in a speech before members of the American Camp Association.

“When I was in the Senate, . . . I did a lot of reaching across the aisle working with people who had a lot of political differences with me,” she said.

Somewhere at the back of the Atlantic City Convention Center, Richard Mourdock could be heard chortling.

Hillary Clinton Praises George W. Bush and the Art of Compromise | TIME.

WTF? New KKK is open to Blacks, Jews, gays

As God is my witness, I think someone is pulling my leg here. But the Christian Science Monitor says:

That’s right. According to reports, one of Montana’s most well-known white supremacists has re-branded his branch of the KKK to reflect what he says is the future of the organization. John Abarr’s new Rocky Mountain Knights is diversifying its message and its membership and is now recruiting minorities.

It seems this story is all over the Main Stream Media, so maybe it’s true?

The new face of the KKK: Black, Jewish, and gay? (+video) – CSMonitor.com.