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Comment Any more racist than Tyler Perry's comments? (Score 5, Insightful) 1208

This guy gets fired, Tyler Perry gets a pass for describing how his mother always taught him how to act if he got held up by white cops and then suing for discrimination basically because 2 white cops didn't know he was famous. All in the same week, and with no incredulity about the double standard. I love our media. And by love, i mean despise.

Comment Moot Point? (Score 2) 556

Isn't this a moot point? The subsidy is going away, but NOT the requirement! The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, specifies how many billions of gallons of "renewable" fuels have to be used in the US every year (as compared to petroleum-based products). This has the net effect of forcing us all to buy ethanol, regardless of its actual benefits/detriments, as the fuel manufacturer's are required to blend it in to meet federal requirements. Beginning this year i believe, the requirements stipulate more gallons of ethanol than is even produced per year, resulting in massive fines they will be paying, driving up the cost of our fuel even higher for no benefit (other than government spending). Score one for the bureaucrats.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 1352

Oh, this one's easy. MSNBC hosts that openly shilled, on the air, for political candidates: Chris Matthews: "I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often." - re: an Obama speech "No. You know I've been criticized for saying he inspires me and to hell with my critics!" - re: Obama Rachel Maddow: (Democrat shilling rather than specific candidate shilling): That, this evidence that you, that we have before us here in you, manifested in Bill Wolff, this phenomenon, being fired up like that, that is the key to the most important thing going on in American politics right now, I am convinced. This weekend Congress is going to be in session, this weekend! On a Saturday! We heard it as breaking news last night during this show, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announcing that he is not letting the Senate go home, the Democratic leadership is keeping the Senate in Washington over the weekend, because the thing that we have been talking about, the thing that they have been fighting about for months now is finally going to happen, tomorrow, on the weekend. Senate Democrats are finally going to do it. They are finally going to go through with this vote that they've been trying to psyche themselves up for on the Bush tax cuts. Keith Olbermann: This one isn't shilling, but man, you can't disagree that there's bias here: "In short, in Scott Brown we have an irresponsible, homophobic, racist, reactionary, ex nude model, teabagging, supporter of violence against women, and against politicians with whom he disagrees. In any other time in our history this man would have been laughed off the stage, as an unqualified, and a disaster in the making by the most conservative of conservatives. Instead the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is close to sending this bad joke to the Senate of the United States."

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