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2016 Republican Clown Car as of May 6th

With Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee

The 2016 Republican Clown Car now has six occupants!

The above image was created by satirist Donkey Hotey.

This illustration of the 2016 Republican Clown Car was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo of a 1952 Buick Riviera by Tony Hisgett and available from Wikimedia. This caricature of Senator Marco Rubio was adapted from a photo in the public domain from the United States Senate website. This caricature of Ted Cruz was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Jamelle Bouie’s Flickr photostream. This caricature of Rand Paul was adapted from a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia. Rand Paul’s body was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Jazz Guy’s Flickr photostream.This caricature of Carly Fiorina was adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from Gage Skidmore’s Flickr photosteam. The motor bike and background were adapted from a Creative Commons Licensed photo from FaceMePLS’s Flickr photosteam. This caricature of Ben Carson was adapted from a photo in the public domain available via Wikimedia. The source image for the “Medicine man cart” is a photo by Carol M. Highsmith available via the Library of Congress. This caricature of Mike Huckabee is adapted from a Creative Commons licensed photo from www.flickr.com/photos/iowapolitics/5196581483/. The trail was adapted from two Creative Commons licensed images from the Flickr photostreams of www.flickr.com/photos/emeryjl/4869781824/ and James Emery.

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Picking the perfect campaign slogan for newly declared presidential candidate Ted Cruz

Over the past thirty-six hours, progressives all over the United States have been cooperating on possibilities for Ted Cruz’s campaign slogan. AlterNet has a pretty solid roundup of some of the best ones. Our favorites:

  • Ted Cruz: Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother
  • Ted Cruz: Because Joseph McCarthy deserves a second chance
  • Ted Cruz: RIP Science (1601-2017)
  • Ted Cruz: An ocean in every house and a probe in every woman
  • Ted Cruz: The wisdom of Bush, the fearmongering of Cheney, the ideology of Rand Paul, and the face of the drama mask

Also, if you haven’t seen it yet… TedCruz.com is worth a visit!

Recommended Link

KFC, Midas team up for much-anticipated crossover meal

The Onion once again satirizes fast food… and product crossovers to boot.

Video Clip

Quite a few people seem to have been taken in by this YouTube video that purports to show scenes from the filming of the next Star Wars film in Germany. Diehard Star Wars fans, however, know that Episode VII is actually being filmed in the United Kingdom and is set after the demise of the Empire. (All the spacecraft featured in this clip are operated by the Empire in Episodes V and VI, including the Lambda Shuttle, TIE fighter, AT-AT walker, and AT-ST walker. )

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