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“You couldn’t spare I 10,000 dollars for a small mansion, could you?”

The only thing better than a cobra on Les Twits is a group of Democrats avec Le Snark:

The impetus for this moment of perfection [via TPM]:

At a town hall meeting in Polk County, Wisconsin earlier this year, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WhIny) was asked whether he’d vote to cut his $174,000 annual salary. Duffy sort of hedged, and went on to talk about how $174,000 really isn’t that much for his family of seven to live on.

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“I can guarantee you, or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all of you. With 6 kids, I still pay off my student loans. I still pay my mortgage. I drive a used minivan. If you think I’m living high on the hog, I’ve got one paycheck. So I struggle to meet my bills right now. Would it be easier for me if I get more paychecks? Maybe, but at this point I’m not living high on the hog.”

Part of Duffy’s measly little paycheck goes to pay for a 2-bedroom vacation house. Because, you know,  a second house is absolutely essential to Life, Liberty and the Purfuit of Juftice.

Also via TPM, WiGOP tried to pull the video because … um … his speech was a special secret just for people who were at the meeting they’re a bunch of hellbound pieces of shit.

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It’s the TeaPublican version of Uther Pendragon & Ygraine!

A blogger pretends to be David Koch and gets a prolonged BJ from Scott Hosini Walker.

Click through to listen to the recording. Multiple h/ts to YAFB for sharing this for the greater glory of … Well, everything, really.

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That was yesterday, girl

GOProd February 10, 2010:

A new Daily Kos/Research2000 poll shows that former Vice President Dick Cheney is among the frontrunners for the 2012 Republican nomination for President.  “This poll confirms that former Vice President Cheney would be a formidable candidate for President in 2012,” said Christopher Barron, an organizer of Draft Dick Cheney 2012, a 527 organization formed to convince the former Vice President to seek the GOP nomination for President in 2012.

GOProd, February 10, 2011:

It is anyone’s guess who’ll receive the 3rd Annual GOProud Tramp Stamp of Approval on February 10, 2012. However, it is a safe bet he (or she) will be rabidly conservative, loathsome, filthy rich and so full of himself that he’s stacked inside himself like a set of matryoshkas.

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This year, make it a 2 turkey Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day: A time when many of you travel long distances to eat too much in the company of people you’d avoid were it not for the major birth defect that’s plagued you your entire life (i.e. you were born into their family tree*). And then, if I understand this correctly, tradition calls on you to get up at dawn the next day and hie ye to the nearest shopping mall where you will fight thousands of tired, dyspeptic, angry strangers for a parking space and gifts for your “loved ones.”†

Yes, it’s hard to imagine anything that could make Thanksgiving a bigger pain in the ass without hiring a clumsy colorectal surgeon with the shakes. Certainly it would take someone with a lot of grift and determination to make us wish we could skip straight from the second week of November to the New Year’s Day hangover.

Oops, did I say grift? I meant grit.

Nah, I meant grift (via USAToady, h/t Balloon Juice denizen Annie):

Sarah Palin’s new book has a title, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag, and a release date, Nov. 23, publisher HarperCollins announced Tuesday.

Wait, don’t slash your wrists just yet! It gets bet- er … well, don’t slash your wrists:

It will include “selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her,” according to HarperCollins, along with “the nation’s founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies.”

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“The book will also include portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness [When publishers use “words” like rootedness I get depressed -ed.] in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family,” the statement from HarperCollins reads.

Apparently pouring 60,000 gallons of free-floating words into a ghost writer’s ear is too gosh darn hard if you have to think of all the words. This time Palin’s going to cut up a bunch of inspirational quotes calendars, scribble a few notes on them and give that to the ghost writer.

But there’s an upside to the second Palin-inspired attack on innocent trees. This Thanksgiving, when your family pisses you off (again), and you’re looking for a form of revenge that won’t result in arrest (again), pick up copies of America By Heart. For all of ’em.

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And what exactly are we stitching?

Dear TP Movementarians,

The purity and the whiteness thing … Not helping your public image. I know this one was an accident, but in the future pay a professional to write your marketing copy. Sarah doesn’t need the extra work.

4srsly?

And no, you can’t register the words tea bag. No, I’m sorry. Just because you put a big ® next to something doesn’t make them yours.

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Splitters!

And Shrill O’Reilly will denounce them as pinkocommies in 5…4…3… (via Time ragazine):

In the past four years, Advent Conspiracy churches have donated millions of dollars to dig wells in developing countries through Living Water International and other organizations. [pastor Rick] McKinley likes to point out that a fraction of the money Americans spend at retailers in the month of December could supply the entire world with clean water. If more Christians changed how they thought about giving at Christmas, he argues, the holiday could be transformative in a religious and practical sense.

Well, well. Christians doing Christiany things. Whatever next.

Still, they’ll have to step it up if they want to compete with this chap.

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Tire Patch. Or …

Fait not accompli.

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

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