Category Archives: Morning Awful

Morning Awful: Papa John’s Plaza

John Schnatter founded Papa John’s Pizza and then went on to become a source of right wing political funding. Lately, he’s been doing his best imitation of a Randian producer by threatening to raise his prices eleven to fourteen cents … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Blacklist

Forty-four UK construction firms paid a “consultant” named Ian Kerr to keep thousands of names on a worker blacklist. While the Information Commissioner broke up the concern in 2009, little has happened since then and Kerr has paid only a … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: What Occupy Movement?

Chris Weigant sums up the problem with Occupy succinctly: by rejecting the opportunity to take part in electoral politics, aka “The System,” the protest movement has failed to replicate the success enjoyed by tea parties. The headline “Tea Party Candidate … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Authoritarian Libertarianism

In a long, but excellent essay at Salon.com, former Republican Mike Lofgren opens up about the GOP’s deep capture to belief systems and immunity to facts. The whole thing is worth reading, but this quote about the authoritarianism lurking beneath … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Coal Country

I keep saying that West Virginia is in deep capture to the kind of disaster capitalism we normally associate with places like Nigeria. Last week, activists and citizens opposed to mountaintop removal mining attempted a peaceful demonstration, only to be … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Limbaugh Newsletter Lift

The picture on the left is a “Nightmare Beast” from the 2002 edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual. The one on the right is from the latest edition of Rush Limbaugh’s newsletter. Needless to say, it took about … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Blowback Bloviations

I’m not sure why so many op-ed writers feel the need to inform the president about the concept of blowback. Maybe it’s because George W. Bush was the first American president who didn’t get the concept at all? Most presidents … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Liar

“Hunter,” a pseudonymous DailyKos writer, asks the impolitic question of our age. Why, with conservatism in full collapse and the right wing inmates running a Republican asylum, does the Fourth Estate have such a hard time calling Governor Romney a … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Romney Twitter Inflation

Governor’s Romney’s Twitter follower count suddenly inflated over the weekend. The website 140elect.com noticed a unexplained spike on Saturday. I doubt that anyone is trying to “plant a story to embarrass him,” as blogger Zach Green suggests; I have covered … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Rushed Lamebaugh

What’s worse than saying something stupid? Turning around and offering the lamest possible excuse for it in your hurry to compensate. In case you missed it, here is Rachel Maddow’s takedown of the lame, hurried excuse that Rush Limbaugh offered … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Bane Damage

Image by @MagicLoveHose. Rush Limbaugh has a long history of saying patently stupid and ridiculous things — see, for example, his infamous endorsement of the murderous “Lord’s Resistance Army” — but this is a new low even for the astroturfing … Continue reading

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