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For Monday, 8/16/10, the intertubes provide us with a veritable panoply of Right Wing stupid.

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Mark Halperin gets today's award for simultaneously displaying courage and stupidity.  

From Time magazine, Halperin advises the GOP not to run against the Muslim Community Center in Manhattan, and his advice includes this little gem, (emphasis mine):

Dear Republican Party:

Your moment is now...

...Up until now, you have restricted yourself as much as possible to an economic message, eschewing social issues and foreign policy as you try to establish contrasts for the electorate between your brand and the Obama-Pelosi-Reid record. This is a smart, straightforward strategy, since worried voters chiefly are concerned about unemployment and the nation's future financial prospects.

It's hard to understand where Halperin has been over the last year, but it certainly hasn't been in the four dimensions that we recognize as apparent physical existence.

Tea Party Comes out against Net Neutrality.

From TPM:

The tea party, a movement whose success on the grassroots level is in many ways attributable to the power of free and open Internet communications, is joining the growing conservative crusade against the FCC's plan to enforce net neutrality on internet service providers. According to one tea partier involved in the effort, the movement is opposing net neutrality because "it's an affront to free speech and free markets."

Yep, make your job harder getting your message out and networking with like minded folks in your movement.

Much like the Netroots movement, the tea party's communication and information dissemination is fueled by online tools. In addition to Ning, tea partiers are avid tweeters, skypers, YouTubers and Facebookers. Yet their seeming embrace of an Internet divvied up and defined by corporate deals puts them at odds with their Internet-savvy colleagues on the left, who have clamored for net neutrality for years.

When the tiered internet comes into being, only the 'approved' and biggest social networking sites will have preferential access to the 'fast' part of the internet. The rest?  Dial up baby!

Newt Goes Full Godwin.

From Politico:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday compared the mosque planned to go up blocks away from Ground Zero in New York to Nazis protesting next the Holocaust Museum.

Stupid, but not surprising.

Supreme Court upholds $20K sanction against 'birther' attorney

Who will Orly Taitz appeal to now?

The Supreme Court has upheld a $20,000 fine against a leader of the movement challenging President Barack Obama's citizenship.

The high court on Monday refused to block a federal judge's October 2009 ruling that required California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz to pay the $20,000 fine for filing a "frivolous" litigation. The judge said Taitz attempted to misuse the federal courts to push a political agenda.

orly Pictures, Images and Photos

Gotta stop for today.  Adding any more stories will cause a stupidity singularity to form.

Cheers!

Originally posted to Bonsai66 on Mon Aug 16, 2010 at 09:30 AM PDT.

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