Category Archives: Epic Fail

Darrell Issa is Bad at His Job

When House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa chose to abruptly end a committee hearing last week, he did more than rudely cut off Rep. Elijah Cummings. According to independent legal analysis, Issa made it impossible to hold Lois Lerner in contempt … Continue reading
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Paul Ryan’s Poor-Shaming Paper Bag Story is a Fake

After a commenter at Talking Points Memo pointed out that Paul Ryan’s poor-shaming sack lunch story sounded awfully familiar, Wonkette.com picked up the story and ran with it. As the commenter pointed out, the sad paper bag lunch story was … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Epic Fail, Food | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Outreach

This was the scene today at the CPAC panel on minority outreach.

As you can see, the room was packed. There was hardly anywhere to sit.
(photo via @JohnJHudak)
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It All Began With Benghazi… and Keystone XL

Everyone has their own theory for why the Russian invasion of Crimea is Obama’s fault. Senator Lindsey Graham says it all began with Benghazi, but Representative Paul Ryan thinks it probably has something to do with the Keystone XL pipeline … Continue reading
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Sorry About the Explosion, Your Next Slice is On Us

To make it up to you, we’re offering a free pizza. Last Tuesday, the residents of the small rural community of Bobtown in the far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania woke up to a horrible shock — the sound of a … Continue reading
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Tea Party Valentine to House Speaker

Artist — R.J. Matson In related news, what better way to say “I love you” than with a semi-automatic killing machine? And Pope Francis has some relationship advice for all you lovers out there. In short, “Be excellent to each … Continue reading
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Don’t Drink The (Bottled) Water?

Authorities say this is unrelated to the leak of Crude MCHM from the Freedom Industries facility, but that’s not very reassuring. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department has halted the distribution of a specific brand of bottled water in … Continue reading
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The RNC Is Hotsy For Nazi

This past week, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus proudly tweeted news of a new “start-up culture” at the RNC with the creation of Para Bellum Labs: RT @katieharbath: RNC announces launch of Para Bellum Labs, initiative aimed at creating startup culture … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Guns, Rebranding, Republican Party, Stupid Party, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

New Jersey Star-Ledger Would Blow It All Over Again

You could almost call it an early endorsement for president. Now that the New Jersey Star-Ledger has had time to reassess and rethink their world famous flop of an endorsement in the race for New Jersey governor last year between … Continue reading
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Posted in Epic Fail, Republican Party, The Media, WTF | Tagged , | 10 Comments

Sochi is a Horrorshow

Under different circumstances I would snark about unethical, unsavory, and possibly illegal behavior in Russia in light of the past year’s events, but I can’t do that today. I usually watch the Olympics, but I don’t think I’ll be doing … Continue reading
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Posted in Environment, Epic Fail, Ethics, Russia, Sports | Tagged , | 15 Comments

GOP: Hold the Debt Ceiling Hostage to Increase the Debt. What?

As we discussed here a little over a week ago, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) floated the idea of repealing risk corridors, or what they refer to as Obamacare “bailouts,” in exchange for … Continue reading
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RNC Honors The Good Ones For Black History Month

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released a statement reminding their constituents to look both ways this month before telling their favorite Black History Month joke. This month, we celebrate the influence of African Americans in … Continue reading
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Posted in Diversity, Epic Fail, History, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

The State of the State is Not Good

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has a history of using people with questionable backgrounds as campaign props, but he may have really stepped in it this time. During his State of the State speech last night Governor Walker promoted the story … Continue reading
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Christie May Stump for Failed Failure Steve Lonegan

There’s at least two things you can take away from this. For one Steve Lonegan is the only sad sack candidate that wants to be seen with Christie right now, and secondly it appears that Sarah Palin and Rick Perry … Continue reading
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Jack “Kids Should Sweep the Floor” Kingston Eats a Lot of Free Lunches

In December prior to the holiday break, Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) asked are there no workhouses? KINGSTON: “But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay … Continue reading
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Posted in Education, Epic Fail, Ethics, Food | Tagged | 5 Comments

Senator Ron Johnson (R-Jackass)

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is joining the list of parties currently suing the Obama administration for frivolous reasons, and his goals are incredibly assholish. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is planning to sue the Obama administration over the federal contributions that … Continue reading
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John McCain Introduces Bill to Repeal Obamacare for the 47th Time

Merry fuckin’ Christmas. I’ll be on the floor next hour to introduce a bill to repeal & replace #Obamacare w/ a common sense health care reform alternative — John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 18, 2013 Just intro’d in Senate @RepTomPrice’s alternative … Continue reading
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The War is Lost

Is this surrender?

via Media Matters
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In New Jersey, It’s Time for a Flashback

Prior to New Jersey’s recent election, the New Jersey Star Ledger endorsed Governor Chris Christie even though they think he’s terrible. This is how they described him at the time of their endorsement. The property tax burden has grown sharply … Continue reading
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Posted in Chris Christie, Epic Fail, Ethics, The Media | Tagged | 5 Comments

SpaghettiOs Gets It

SpaghettiOs, with its perpetually-smiling, gym shoe-wearing, googly-eyed mascots that walk a fine line between friendly brand identity and F.D.A. approved cannibalism-in-a-can, recently encouraged everyone to take a moment to remember the attack on Pearl Harbor with all the inedible dignity … Continue reading
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