Bad Signs, After Dark Edition

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Gentlemen: do not use Mr. Happy to open this door. But I’d be damn impressed if you did.

I spent the day at the US Coffee Chapionships, which is part of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s big event in Seattle this weekend. I watched the best Baristas in the country throw down latte art, cappuccino- and espresso-making for skill and accuracy, and even something that essentially was a free-form coffee drink competition. One Barista even made a coffee drink into ice cream using dry ice.

Anyway, I need to unwind… and not with coffee.

The Rebranding, Cont.

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Here’s a Republican candidate who is challenging Senatorette Huckleberry Closetcase:

“I find that in about 95 percent of broken marriages, though the husband’s the one that ran out on his wife, the wife loves her children more than she does her husband,” Bowers said. “That is an abominable idolatry.”

He then directed his comments, his voice rising, to the women in his congregation, which he led from 2000 to 2012.

“Do you hear me, ladies?” Bowers said. “It is an abominable idolatry to love your children more than you love your husband, and it will ruin your marriage. And yet you blame it on him because he ran off with some other woman! He did run off with some other woman, and you packed his bags. All of his emotional bags, you packed for him. Is that true in every case? No, but it’s true in the vast preponderance of them.”

He described “abominable idolatry” as “unlawful worship” as he continued lecturing women.

“You just ran him off,” Bowers said. “You paid more attention to your children than you did to him. ‘Oh, he doesn’t need me?’ He needs you more than they do. He chose you, they didn’t. An abominable idolatry.”

So you got that? It’s all your fault, ladies, even when that delicate blossom, your easily emotionally wounded husband runs off with another woman.

So, Reince, once again I ask, “how’s that rebranding thingie working out for ya?”

An embarassment of riches

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A Teabagger, fighting cock, and Mitch McConnell all walk into a bar…

This news story from Kentucky has about a thousand punchlines, but the biggest one is that Republican US Senate Candidate Matt Bevin who is challenging amply be-chinned Mitch McConnell is caught on tape supporting illegal cockfighting:

It’s not popular to a lot of people in Kentucky. On March 29, “activist cockfighters” were summoned through social media to the Corbin Arena for a meeting to legalize cockfigting [sic. also sick -- TG]. So I put on a cockfighting shirt and went in undercover. The second speaker, American Gamefowl Defense Director Dave Devereaux, spent several minutes explaining why we were here.
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The Omen

A man was crushed to death when a giant crucifix dedicated to Pope John Paul II collapsed and fell on him, ITV News reports. The accident came just days before a historic canonization that will see the late pope declared a saint.

We all know that hurricanes are gawd’s wrath for gay people, but the Pope that allowed sex abuse to go unpunished becomes a saint?


The Morning Quote: The Just Shut-Up Already Edition

“If I say ‘negro’ or ‘black boy’ or ‘slave,’ I’m not — if those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offensive then Martin Luther King didn’t do his job.”

–Ayn Rand’s favorite rancher with Welfare cattle and would-be white separatist Cliven Bundy telling us that it is MLK didn’t do his job and that it is our fault that we were offended by his racist rant.

UPDATE 1: Our pal Driftglass has a very good post up on these latest developments.

Happy Hour News Briefs: Bundys-of-joy edition

News that will drive you to drink

Rev. Fishsticks is firmly in the supporting notorious moocher, millionaire rancher Cliven Bundy camp. (Fair Warning: it is long, but definitely some of Fishsticks best tap dancing.)

Late-breaking: Sean Hannity who was all set for inciting a range war is disgusted with his former wet dream.

Shocked! Shocked!

Who would have thought that known car-thief/arsonist (never convicted) Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) might also be a liar?

series of IRS documents, provided to ThinkProgress under the Freedom of Information Act, appears to contradict the claims by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and his House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that only Tea Party organizations applying for tax-exempt status “received systematic scrutiny because of their political beliefs.” The 22 “Be On the Look Out” keywords lists, distributed to staff reviewing applications between August 12, 2010 and April 19, 2013, included more explicit references to progressive groups, ACORN successors, and medical marijuana organizations than to Tea Party entities.

(Think Progress)