David Paterson Joins Crowded Field for Neville Chamberlain Award

Actually, Eliot Spitzer’s gift to New York already submitted his entry in the Bigotry Appeasement Sweepstakes, but he’d like you to know he’s still in the running:

In the wake of the alleged hate crime against a New York City taxi driver, I must take this opportunity to remind New Yorkers that we cannot and will not allow bias and ignorance to infect our communities and deny our hard working, innocent residents the respect they deserve.

The potential for this kind of violence is one of the reasons why I have called publicly for a respectful and unifying conversation about the Park51 project. I continue to offer my assistance for an open dialogue that I believe will help to bring New Yorkers together.

Look, pal, if you wanna bring New Yorkers together, announce a fatwa on the Red Sox.

Bonus Demagogue Video! Larry McCarthy, who brought you the Willie Horton ad, shows that he hasn’t lost his chops.

Paterson pegs Park51 to stabbing [Politico, via ThinkProgress]

Producer Of New Commercial Smearing Muslims For Political Gain Also Produced The Willie Horton Ad [ThinkProgress]


one little mistake. one little racist ad . . . .
oh wait. this one is sort of racist too isnt it?

OK, this is where I get confused: is the far-right seriously saying that suggesting that US policy in the Middle East might have had *something* to do with 9/11 is somehow terrible and evil? Seriously? No wonder they were so confused when the Iranians took hostages…


Federal prosecutors announced today they have dropped all charges against Robert Blagojevich, the former governor’s brother.

Assistant U.S. Atty. Reid Schar said the government was dropping two counts of extortion conspiracy and one count each of wire fraud and extortion because of “the disparity in the roles” of the two brothers and “in the interests of justice.”

We now return you to your regularly scheduled circus.

now if they would just do the same for Blago. I am so thrilled to be paying for his defense.

check this out

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements.


Right and the fucking crusaders planted apple orchards and day car centers all over the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Two problems here: 1) late August – not much going on; 2) the media’s habit of giving every wingnut temper-tantrum to top billing.

@nojo — you know that Mayor Mike’s a Red Sox fan, right?

That salient fact (relevant in ALL conversations about anything), plus the fact that he has been the only honorable player here that has any connection to the Big Apple, makes Mike the fucking MAN.

Oh, and just sos you knows, nojo — I am done caring about Blago until the retrial. My brain has had its fill. He can be basted from head to toes in hot barbecue sauce on an episode of Celebrity Big Brother and I still wouldn’t care.

@chicago bureau: I did not know that. Perhaps the governor can arrange a healing conversation between him and every last one of his constituents.

nice comment about a fatwa on the red sox. i must speak in defense of neville chamberlain here as i had to so many times before when the right wing lunes ’round here accused we intelligent enough to oppose the iraq invasion and occupation of appeasement like chamberlain. when neville allegedly appeased, he faced heavily re-armed nazi germany who was allied with italy, japan, and big bad russia. nevilles only choice was to go to war allied with france against germany and russia over the sudetenland and get his ass kicked or appease. it was that simple. neville made the right decision. it’s best to have russia on your side in a war. they usually win except in afghanistan. speaking of afghanistan…………….

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