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Zombie Romney
10.23.2012
06:17 pm

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The gajillionaire rightwing Krabbe Brothers—who are obviously not in any way based on the billionaire rightwing Koch Brothers—and their ultra-rich cronies on their never-ending quest to make America safe for the one percent!

Comedy Central’s Gajillionaires stars Rob Corddry, Thomas Lennon, Paul Scheer, Jordan Peele and Riki Lindhome. Written and created by Yoni Brenner.
 

 
Thank you Mike Sacks!

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Radar hints at Gloria Allred’s ‘October Surprise’ for Mitt Romney
10.23.2012
05:12 pm

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I can’t wait for this to come out. Look at the damage Gloria Allred inflicted on Tiger Woods!

Famed civil rights attorney Gloria Allred will be in a Boston area courtroom Wednesday in an attempt to unseal the sworn testimony given by Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, in a prior court case, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

“The Boston Globe is headed to court tomorrow morning for an emergency hearing in an attempt to obtain a court order to unseal the sworn testimony given by Mitt Romney in a prior court case and to lift a gag order so that the parties can speak about Romney. Gloria Allred will be in court representing one of the parties in the case,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com.

The emergency hearing will take place at the Norfolk Probate & Family Court in Canton, Massachusetts, and Justice Jennifer Ulwick will oversee the proceedings which will begin at 9 a.m. EST.

As previously reported, Drudge Report founder and respected politico, Matt Drudge, tweeted Thursday: “Here she comes. Hearing Gloria Allred out there again, about to make a move. After all, it’s her time of the campaign. Team O at the ready!!”

Gloria Allred had no comment on Radar’s story.

Republicans Try To Stop Gloria Allred As Mitt Romney ‘October Surprise’ Drama Builds

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You Don’t Own Me: Lesley Gore, Lena Dunham, Miranda July and others fight back in the war on women
10.23.2012
12:25 pm

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1960s teen idol Lesley Gore leads the charge against Mitt Romney and the GOP—with some well-known indie female faces like Lena Dunham, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Tavi Gevinson, Tracey Ross and more—with a wicked lip-dub protest version of her 1964 hit “You Don’t Own Me.”

It’s truly hard to believe that in this day and age women are still fighting to get this message across.

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn’t want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.

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This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let’s get active. Let’s get out every vote we can. Let’s make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let’s take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!

 

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‘Assume The Position’ a Mitt Romney REMIX (featuring Kevin Bacon)
10.22.2012
04:23 pm

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“A record Romney can’t run away from.”

From the press release:

Best-selling author teams up with Brooklyn’s “Caged Animals” leader to create a Romney mash-up.

“My blood pressure was escalating with every utterance out of Mitt’s two-faced mouth,” says author Larry “Ratso” Sloman, whose bestsellers included books with Howard Stern, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a soon-to-be major motion picture adaptation of his book on Harry Houdini.  “Rather than duke it out on Facebook, I made a slightly inebriated late night call to Vin Cacchione, leader of Caged Animals and a great producer.  Two days later, we had a mashup that reminds everyone just who this character is.  And you can dance to it!”

“If this helps in any way in releasing our women from their binders and letting them shake their booties, then we feel we’ve done our job,” Ratso said.

Visuals compiled and edited by Ryan Littman + Sebastian McClard
 

 
Thank you Michael Simmons!

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Genius in action: George Carlin speaking to the National Press Club in 1999
10.22.2012
02:51 pm

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George Carlin, now more than ever!

Carlin speaking before the National Press Club on May 19, 1999 is a reminder that in 13 years little to nothing has changed in America’s political and cultural landscape. If anything, it’s gotten worse.

What a brilliant human being.
 

 

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Mitt Romney: The Mormon ‘Chosen One’?
10.22.2012
02:43 pm

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In a decidedly impolite press release that came across ChristianNewsWire this morning, Bill Keller, the self-proclaimed “world’s leading Internet Evangelist” (2.4 million subscribers receive his Daily Devotional email) took no prisoners as he expounded on “Mitt Romney’s Great Lie the Media and Christians are Ignoring”:

Up front, this is in no way an endorsement for President Obama since I don’t tell people who to or not to vote for. I was one of the first in the media in 2007 to warn people who then, Senator Obama was, and shared that if he was elected President in 2008 it would be a form of God’s judgment on this nation for our sins. According to the Book of James, Chapter 4 Verse 4, President Obama is an enemy of God in every sense of the word. As I warned and has come to pass, he has been the most pro abortion, pro homosexual, pro enemy of Israel President in history. President Obama opposes God on every major spiritual issue of the day.

This is also not about politics. This is about spiritual issues, which are the real problems our nation faces. Mitt Romney and those in his cult like Glenn Back, LIE every time they call themselves Christian. Mormon doctrine is clearly 100% inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. While they claim they are Christians because the name of their cult is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, that doesn’t make them Christians any more than if they called themselves giraffes would make them giraffes!

Mitt Romney, and all Mormon men believe that if they follow the beliefs of their cult during this life, upon death they will become the “god” of their own planet. That is why when Romney and Mormons speak of “god,” it is NOT the God of the Bible Christians believe in, but a “god” who was once a man and ascended to become “god” of this planet.

Mitt Romney and those in his cult talk about having faith in Jesus, but the “jesus” they believe in is NOT a deity as the Bible teaches. Their jesus is also the brother of Lucifer who will return one day to Independence, Missouri, instead of the Mt. of Olives as the Bible teaches. As for true Biblical Christians, Romney and those in their cult believe that they are lost and inferior.

In regards to the Bible, those in the Mormon cult supersede God’s Word which true Christians believe represents Absolute Truth and cannot be added or taken away from, with the writings of their cult’s documented con artist, pedophile, polygamist, racist, and murdering founder Joseph Smith. Those writings include The Book of Mormon, The Pearl of Great Price, and the Doctrines and Covenants. These writings and NOT the Bible that they believe is flawed, form the authority Mormons put their faith in.

Regarding women, Romney and those in the Mormon cult believe like Muslims, that women are inferior to men. Mormon women have ZERO spiritual authority. As a matter of fact, an 11 year-old male in the Mormon cult has more spiritual authority than a mature woman. Mitt Romney and men in the Mormon cult have a special name for their wife/wives that only the two of them know. That is because upon death, a Mormon woman can only get into the Mormon version of heaven by their husband calling them by that special name.

Once in their version of heaven, a woman will be one of many wives since Mormons still believe in polygamy, even though most have abandoned the practice to become more acceptable by the culture. In the Mormon version of the afterlife, women will all be eternal incubators, creating “spirit babies” that Mormons believe will populate their “planet” that they have been given to rule as “god.”

The reason the media can’t figure out why Mitt Romney seems like someone living in the ‘50s, why he seems a bit “off,” is because they don’t understand the beliefs that guides Romney and those in their cult. Since his college days at BYU, Romney was called by close friends “the chosen one.” This is a reference to the White Horse Prophecy he and all Mormons believe in, that says the nation will be in a state of chaos. During that time of chaos, they believe a Mormon will be elected President, set aside the Constitution, and enact a Mormon theocracy.

Of course, if you challenge a Mormon about their beliefs, they will LIE that this is not what they believe. In Mormonism, it is called “lying for the Lord,” which teaches them that it is OK to lie about their true beliefs in order to advance the agenda of their cult. This is why when asked about their secretive “temple rituals” their founder Smith plagiarized from the Masonic cult, Mormons will tell you they are sacred and not secret, to keep people from knowing about their blood oaths to the Mormon cult above everything else, or the role playing that includes worshipping Satan.

Mitt Romney, Glenn Beck, and those in the Mormon cult LIE every time they claim to be a Christian. The fact is, because of their beliefs that they will deny if confronted with them, a Mormon is no more a Christian than a Muslim is. Why won’t the media challenge Mitt Romney on this issue? Worse, why do true Biblical Christians allow him and those in his cult to get away with such a LIE???

Uh… wowsers. Keller, who asks Christians to send him their gold jewelry so that he can convert it into “souls,” plans to sue the Southern Poverty Law Center for $100 million for listing his LivePrayer ministry as an anti-gay and anti-Muslim hate group. I don’t think Bill Keller likes Mormons much either.

There’s more on the the Voting for Jesus website, where as of today 1,349,606 people have made a pledge to Keller to write in “Jesus” on Election Day:

‘Christians must take a stand and say ‘NO’ to Satan this November”:

If Mitt Romney is elected, he will be the fulfillment of his cult’s polygamist, pedophile, racist, con artist, murdering founder Joseph Smith’s “White Horse” prophecy that Romney and all Mormon’s believe. That prophecy says that the United States will facing great economic and social unrest, a Mormon will be elected President, declare a national emergency and set aside the US Constitution and enact a Mormon theocracy. That may sound impossible, but ever since he was at BYU, Romney was called by his inner circle “the chosen one” to fulfill their cult’s prophecy.

Aside from the ‘White Horse” prophecy, Romney’s cult is very aggressive in seeking converts to their beliefs. They have been preparing for the past year for a Romney Presidency, and conservative estimates are that over 1 million people in this country alone will become part of his cult without him having to ever say a word. Just by being the President, his cult will finally gain the mainstream acceptance they have never been able to attain. For Christians, that means 1 million plus people will buy into the lies of Romney’s cult, die, and their souls burn in hell for all eternity! How can a true follower of Christ vote in good conscience for a man whose cult will help send 1 million plus souls to hell?

Sadly, most Christians are so appalled at President Obama’s opposition to God on every major spiritual issue of the day, they are willing to put politics above souls. The justification is that Romney is the lesser of two evils. My friend, the lesser of two evils is still EVIL!

Via Joe.My.God

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David Lynch endorses Obama
10.22.2012
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Are you an undecided voter? Do you feel you haven’t properly gleaned the character and/or policies from either of our two presidential candidates? Do you ever just wish that the guy who directed Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Blue Velvet could offer you some super wacked-out political insight?

Well, you’re in luck! Last Thursday, director and doe-eyed brunette enthusiast David Lynch gave Obama his endorsement on the unaffiliated pro-Obama blog, 90 Days, 90 Reasons. On a site of celebrity endorsements, some intelligent, some impassioned, and some that are just funny, Lynch’s testimonial stands out as a singularly earnest declaration in anagrams.

Dear Americans, Republicans, and Democrats Alike,

I am going to vote for re-electing President Obama. I have noticed something in Mitt Romney’s name, which I think speaks to what he is about. If you just rearrange a few letters, Romney becomes R MONEY. I believe Mitt Romney wants to get his Mitts on R Money. He would like to get it and divide it up with his friends, the Big Money Bunch.

I believe he would like to get his Mitts on R Money, R Resources, R Freedoms, and R American Dream. I do not trust Mitt Romney to look after the best interests of 99% of Americans. I think electing Mitt Romney would be a catastrophe for our country—one which would be real difficult to straighten out later. Please do not let Mitt Romney get his Mitts on R Money or R United States of America.

—DAVID LYNCH
Los Angeles, California

It’s kind of a relief, actually. There have always been rumors floating around that Lynch was a Reaganite Republican, but I think his rhetoric about the 99% quashes them pretty effectively. It’s sincere, yet removed, and avant-garde in its mundanity—Lynchian elegance at its finest, and another great artist against oligarchy.

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Sinister, spooky or goofy: Never-before-seen footage of secret Mormon Temple rituals!
10.21.2012
07:59 pm

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According to Andrew Jackson,  author of The Mormon Faith of Mitt Romney: What Latter-day Saints Teach and Practice, the Romney family’s roots are as deep as they go in the history of the Mormon religion. The Romneys have been a leading presence within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since the days of Joseph Smith himself.

Romney’s great-great-grandparents were first generation Mormons. His great-great-grandfather Miles Romney converted to the faith in its first decade, and another great-great-grandfather, Parley P. Pratt, was an early LDS leader. Back in the days when Mormonism was still considered to be a freaky polygamy cult. Mormonism, you might say, was the Scientology of the 19th century. It’s not that their beliefs have really changed much over the intervening centuries—or that most non-Mormons even know what they believe—it’s just that there are so many of them today. All religions start off as cults, obviously and Mitt Romney, fifth generation Mormon, comes from a genetic line of true believers.

Very, very little has been said regarding Mormonism during the 2012 election cycle. I’m surprised that neither Romney’s GOP primary opponents nor the Obama campaign, took the matter on, but who wants to be accused of religious bigotry (and who didn’t want to be reminded of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright over and over again)?

But why aren’t any of the Democrat-leaning SuperPacs taking on the weirdo beliefs of Mitt Romney’s religion? Mormons believe in some crazy shit, let’s face it. I’m worried enough when conservative Christians get into elected office, so I can’t say I’m any more thrilled about the prospect of the Mormon equivalent of a Mayflower descendant getting within hailing distance of the White House, for Kolob’s sake!

This video was posted on YouTube with the following description:

Mormon temple ceremonies are a closely held secret. Until now.

For the first time in the 170+ year history of secret Mormon temple activity, those activities have been captured on film with a hidden camera.

Watch with your own eyes the sworn oath, known as the “Law of Consecration,” that US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has raised his arm to the square and vowed to obey, an oath that requires faithful Mormons to consecrate 100% of their current AND FUTURE time, talents and everything they will ever be blessed with, to the Mormon church and it’s goal to achieve a worldwide theocracy headed by Mormons.

I think at least one member of the mainstream media might want to ask Mitt Romney—before the election—if he’s ever made the pledge to accept the “Law of Consecration.” Actually, not if, but how many times?

Click here to see the full Mormon temple Endowment ceremony video.
 

 
Via Joe.My.God

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Krautrock legends Faust performing a live soundtrack to the US Presidential debate!
10.19.2012
05:57 pm

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Faust at The Comet, Seattle, 10/15/2012 by Ian Buck

A friend of mine asked me the other day if I was going to see Faust play and I said “No” and then I saw this apocalyptic footage of Tuesday night’s show at The Comet Tavern in Seattle and I think I might change my mind!

Emily Pothast writes on the translinguistic other blog

“HAVE YOU EVER PARTICIPATED IN A GENOCIDE?” a wide-eyed Jean Hervé-Péron asked a roomful of enraptured onlookers. “YES,” he answered himself, with a near-maniacal grin. “AND SO HAVE YOU.”  As the improvised cacophony swelled around him, abstracted, acid-damaged images of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama arose and melted away like candied phantoms emerging from a zig-zagged field of processed video feedback.

I’m admittedly biased, since I had something to do with coaxing the event into existence in the first place, but I’m fairly certain that I just witnessed history being made.  Faust—yes that Faust, the sublimely absurdist German “krautrock” band—just performed a concert that opened with an improvised soundtrack to a live feed of the US presidential debates, psychedelicized by Hair and Space Museum (the multimedia duo comprised of David Golightly and myself.)

The happening happened at the Comet Tavern, a Seattle dive bar that barely accommodates 150 patrons (a far cry from the music halls that Faust has commanded in Europe for decades). It came together at the last moment as the result of a half-joking fantasy about how to best spend the day off that Faust had to kill between scheduled Seattle and Vancouver shows.  (My band Midday Veil played both shows with Faust. I am infinitely humbled by the opportunity to spend time with these amazing artists.)

If it weren’t for Faust, many people in the room would have probably been at a regular bar watching the debates for real, myself included, but I think this actually may have been the more informative way to experience them. There was a moment during the set, when Jean-Hervé was singing into the cement mixer, the sound of gravel nearly drowning out his voice as a horrific, hot-pink Romney floated ominously overhead, when I thought to myself, “Huh. This may well be the single most inspiring artistic performance I’ll ever witness.”

What the hell was I thinking? Faust play tonight in Los Angeles at REDCAT and tomorrow night at CalArts.
 

 
Thank you Chris Musgrave of Lumerians!

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‘Artificial Indifference’: John Butler gives a seminar on Drone Warfare today in Glasgow
10.19.2012
07:25 am

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John Butler of The Butler Brothers will be presenting Artificial Indifference: A Seminar on the Ethics and Economics of Drone Warfare, at the University of Glasgow, today, Friday October 19th, at 15:30 in the East Quadrangle Lecture Theater.

John will be speaking alongside Dr. Ian Shaw and Keith Hammond, and the seminar ties in with a one-day exhibition of Butler Brothers’ work also being held at the University.

This is highly recommended for any fans of Butler’s brilliant work, and for his critical analysis of drone warfare.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds

The Ethical Governor


 

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