Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Snort Meth Off a Dead Raccoon's Ass:

Whenever some conservative wad of fuck wants to talk about poverty in America, it's like he or she can't get his or her tiny little mind around what poverty actually is. Because, see, Johnny Noble up there? His uncle, Mose, doesn't have a big screen TV. No, it wouldn't do him any good in the trailer because it doesn't have electricity or running water.

That's Booneville, Kentucky, where the unemployment rate is 12% and 41.5% of the people live below the poverty line. Between 2000 and 2010, income actually declined in Owsley County.

You see, that's poverty today in America.

Oh, by the way, you'll be happy to know that, after a mistake-filled first day, Mitt Romney's wife's horse, Rafalca, rose from 17th to 15th place in the freestyle portion of the World Cup Dressage Finals in the Netherlands.

That is one fine mare. Yep, Rafalca and rider Jan Ebeling "stayed perfectly in tune with the up-tempo music throughout his ride. The pair had a dramatic finish to their test with piaffe on the centerline, culminating with a one-handed piaffe into the salute. A slight spook following the two-time changes performed on the rail was one of few mistakes in a pleasing effort." Pleasing, indeed.

No, "one-handed piaffe salute" is not dressage-speak for "giving the middle finger," but it may as well be.