Thursday, September 10, 2009
Keep acting out like some grandstanding teabagger, asshole. Just keep talking. You'll get taken to the woodshed again and again, while your party circles the drain.
The difference between the image of resistance and the reality, right there, baby.
Monday, August 17, 2009
If "patriots" had brought guns to public events by that sociopath Bush or that pants-wetting torture-fantasist Cheney, they would have been blown away by the Praetorian Guard before they ever got within a mile of the venue.
Why again isn't it happening to these nuts?
Anybody who thinks he can only make his "point" by bringing an automatic weapon to a political meeting, discussion, or rally is copping to the fact that he hasn't got the guts, brains, or vocabulary to stand up for his opinions without it.
Anybody toting a gun to a public event is a grandstanding, balls-shriveled coward.
[Updated to add]
Rachel Maddow agrees; calls it "Guns 'n' Poses"
Thursday, August 6, 2009
And he's still more competent than that sociopathic little monster the Rehnquist anointed President in 2000.
They hated Clinton for the same reasons that the teabaggers hate Obama: they hate someone can be a compulsive, infantile, promiscuous egomaniac, or a cool, cerebral, overconfident, "community organizer", and still be more competent than they are.
Why they really hate Obama? He's the offspring of a single parent who got through Harvard Law School on sheer brains and balls, and he's a BLACK MAN. He instantly gives the lie to all the comfortable Fox News that the low-information voters tell themselves: as I said to my buddy Coop, to the wingnut base, "it's always somebody else's fault."
Jon Stewart, as always, nails it:
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After 8 years of Junior's incompetent sabre-rattling, and a downward spiral of worsening hazard b/w USA and extremist regimes around the globe, in 30 hours the Big Dog reverses the course of US/N Korea relations and wins release of journalists Laura Lee and Euna Ling.
Incredible slideshow from Talking Points Memo.
I love the sound of wingnut heads exploding in the morning. It sounds like...VICTORY.
Friday, April 24, 2009
an 86 year-old World War II veteran addressed the committee. He explained how he had served in Patton's Third Army, took part in the Battle of the Bulge, and was among the forces that liberated Paris. His wife died in 1992. They had four children, one of whom is gay. In a halting, raspy voice trembling with emotion, he said:
"American freedom and equality made this a nation worth dying for. We must have equal rights for everyone. That’s what this nation is all about. My wife and I did not raise our four sons with the idea that three of them would have full rights and one, who happens to be gay, would be left out."
I hope those "defenders of American values", at that moment, felt their alleged "souls" shriveling up like potato chips.
This man went through the winter of '44-'45 in the Ardennes Forest.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Time to cleanse the ears, and who better than the saintly Micho Russell?
Now playing: Micho Russell - Ta Dha Ghabhairin Bhui Agam
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Bush Faces Tough Time Raising Library Funds
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
They profit from suffering, and they know that peace leaves them no room.
They're gangsters, not patriots.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Los Alamitos, CA Mayor Dean Grose has announced that he will be stepping
down from his position on March 2, after sending an “e-mail picture depicting
the White House lawn planted with watermelons under the title ‘No Easter egg
hunt this year.’” One recipient, local businesswoman and community volunteer
Keyanus Price, who is also African-American, said that she was “horrified” when
she received the e-mail on Sunday, and replied, “Not all black people like
watermelon… you should know better than that.” Grose wrote back, “The way things are today, you gotta laugh every now and then. I wanna see the coloring
contests.” Grose has since apologized, saying the picture was never meant to
offend anyone “from the standpoint of the African-American race.”
No, of course not.
Today, James Dobson told Focus on the Family’s 950 employees that he wasHe's a hater. But at least he's lost that platform.
stepping down is chairman of the organization he founded more than three decades
ago. The move is part of “a succession plan” to relinquish control over the
group. Dobson will, however, “continue to host Focus on the Family’s flagship
radio program, write a monthly newsletter and speak out on moral issues.” The
group has been suffering from financial troubles after spending $600,000 to
defeat marriage equality in California, recently laying off approximately 150
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Bring it, you mothers:
Just fucking bring it, and see how you and your party and your beyond-corrupt special interests go down in flames. You want "class war"? We'll give you class war:
We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender.
You think you can take this man down, amid the massive political capital that his flat stone leadership has garnered him? So be it: keep thinking that.
Game on, you motherfuckers.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Seeger vs. Board of Ed Ends in an Apology
Nearly 50 years after the San Diego school district demanded that Pete Seeger sign an anti-Communism oath before performing in a high school auditorium, the school board has apologized to Mr. Seeger, The Associated Press reported.'Bout fuckin' time, eh?
Just as the Mahatma said: "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
I'm just glad that Grandpa Pete is still around to sing at this President's inauguration:
Monday, February 9, 2009
Gallup Poll: "President Obama receives a 67% approval rating for his handling of the government's efforts to pass an economic stimulus bill, compared to 31% for the Republicans in Congress. A majority of Americans (51%) agree that passing such a bill is critically important to improving the nation's economy."They simply have no concept of how much they are behind the eight-ball on this one. The magnitude of that ass-whipping is exceeded only by their imbecility in expecting they can avoid it.
Update: David Axelrod spoke to reporters on Air Force One about this poll.
"I think the Gallup poll this morning reflects everything I've seen for the last couple of weeks... One thing that we learned over two years is that there's a whole different conversation in Washington than there is out here. If I had listened to the conversation in Washington during the campaign for president, I would have jumped off a building about a year and a half ago."
Saturday, February 7, 2009
And can I just cop to the sense of unholy glee I get when I arrive in the Rec Center's parking lot and see the occasional GMC Tahoe or gigantic pickup truck with the kill-opposing-traffic grill guard or fuckin' Hummer with the (now-peeling) "McCain-Palin" bumper sticker that the nimrod driving is still proudly sporting (as opposed to the frat kids, who were equally fervent McC-P supporters but got rid of the bumper stickers or yard sticks on or before Nov 4, because they are so unaccustomed to and embarassed by being, for fucking once, on the losing side), and I see the fading bumper sticker on the obscene gas-guzzling badly-designed piece of Detroit iron being driven by some asshole who thinks that "buy Amurkin" means we have to put up with whatever careless, greedy, incompetent (social or technical) engineering the oligarchs chose to inflict upon us, and I think, with blissful, unholy glee, "Yeah, motherfucker...and your guys lost! How's that whole 'dignity in defeat' thing working out for you? Whaddya think Rush would have to say about that!"
I am some jeezly glad that we have finally got some competent, confident, intelligent grownups in charge, instead of the wet-dreaming draft-dodging, tax-avoiding, Jack-Bauer-fellating scumbags who have been. Oh, and isn't great the way that Junior, the "knowing lion" that Franks of Arizona called him (really, what deeply silly people), has emerged as such a magisterial post-Presidency figure?
Where the fuck is that little bastard? Disappearing into a bottle in his gated Preston Hollow mansion with all the rest of them, most likely. Whatever, it's better than he deserves.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Obama Justice Department Re-Hires Attorney Fired By Goodling Because Of Lesbian RumorMonica Goodling was the Bob Jones University-"trained" DOJ type whose chief claim to fame was her Kristallnacht-caliber willingness to target anybody not sufficient "loyal" to the Shrub. "Limited immunity" ain't the same as blanket immunity; hope you're socking money away into that defense fund!
In October 2006, Leslie Hagen, who was working as the liaison between the Justice Department and the U.S. attorneys’ committee on Native American issues, was informed that despite her “outstanding” job performance reviews, her contract would not be renewed. In April 2008, NPR reported that the Justice Department was investigating whether Hagen was fired after a rumor reached former Justice Department official Monica Goodling that she was a lesbian.
When the DoJ Inspector General report on Goodling was released in July 2008, it concluded that Goodling was motivated by Hagen’s perceived sexual orientation and “that Goodling’s actions violated Department policy and federal law, and constituted misconduct.”
Last night, however, NPR reported the good news that thObama Justice Department has re-hired Hagen for her the old position.
Or just he was feeling sorry for himself, being "blamed" for mistakes that were "everyone else's fault."
Obama Plans Media BlitzI am glad that the rump Republican caucus of fanatics, morons, and criminals in the House voted 100% against Obama's stimulus package. Because, enjoying record high popularity for an incoming President, he is going to get four to five hours of face time on five different television networks to make the case for why he's right and they're wrong.
President Obama will give sit-down interviews with all the major networks today, according to Hollywood Reporter. "Obama will talk separately with the anchors of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News Channel at the Oval Office on Tuesday. The networks will air their interviews over the course of the afternoon and the early evening." Obama is expected to make the case for his economic stimulus package.
The Mitch McConnells and John Boehners of the Permanent Republican Minority simply do not understand the magnitude of the beat-down they are about to receive as a result of their brain-dead obstructionism.
They are, evidently, completely incapable that the world is "changed, changed utterly."
Monday, February 2, 2009
War crimes, baby. Indictments. There are no punishments sufficient for their criminality.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
And the best that "Big John," the junior Senator from Texas, can come up with is a campaign ad that makes him sound like a badly-monickered gay porn star.
Keep voting down the stimulus, you windbag. Keep asking "where's the money coming from?" Keep pandering to the worst, most paranoid, ignorant, and fearful aspects of your shrinking constituency.
You're fucking toast.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Brandeis Says It Plans to Sell Art Collection to Raise Cash
They're having to do this because big chunks of their annual giving as well as their permanent endowment came from Jewish alumni, who were among the demographic groups most directly targeted by Bernard Madoff's psychotic Ponzi scheme. For non-profits and universities, it's a double-whammy: their usual donors (the $3 million/year couples, that sort of thing) are scaling way back, and the university's own investments with Madoff took a horrific hit. Madoff apparently intentionally went after wealthy, educated, and/or progressive Jewish folks and institutions.
There is some kind of karmic payback operating here: Brandeis--and, far more tragically, her students--are being burned because of precisely the same kind of identity politics that has led the university to give academic legitimacy to the most contemptible Zionist apologists for Israeli ethnic cleansing in Gaza and Palestine. Are you listening, Alan Dershowitz?!?
Monday, January 26, 2009
He defied subpoenas under a fascist Republican administration. I look forward to his discovery that same won't fly under a progressive Democratic one:
Saturday, January 24, 2009
– FRANKS (R-AZ_: “President Bush often had to walk like a knowing lion — like a knowing lion, Mr. Speaker, through the chattering of hyenas. … [I]f those critics do not devour themselves in the meantime, Mr. Speaker, they may face the bared teeth of an enemy that will make us all wish the lion still walked among us.”What?!?
And this innate or learned neediness in turn makes them, typically, deeply timid if not outright cowardly people. How many chest-thumping war-mongering torture-promoting politicians can we enumerate who, when the option of actually putting their bodies at risk for the sake of the nation, found deferments or "other priorities" or cushy National Guard gigs? Can we say, pretty much all of them? They are deeply cowardly people--and their compensatory war-and-torture-porn fantasies of macho dominance, which reach their most blatant homoerotic nadir with the contemptible 24, reveal that cowardice. Viz the FOX news assholes who claim "Obama and his wife just exchanged a terrorist fist-bump!" or "what if there's a ticking-bomb scenario and the only way we can 'get the intel' (they fucking love slinging around military jargon, mostly because their experience is so distant from the combat zone) is by torturing?!?" or "why, Obama was so mean to Preznit Bush in the inauguration speech! He was so mean!" or "How do I know he's not a seekrit Musl'm?!?" or "I hope the Preznit fails!" These are frightened, cowardly, bullying people, and like most bullies, they fold like tissue paper when they are confronted with someone in public life who is not.
This is why, when they encounter a politician like James Webb, or Max Cleland, or even corrupt old Marine jarhead Jack Murtha, who actually is a combat vet--who knows what real (as opposed to fearful pornographic fantasy) bodily peril actually is--all those gutless posturing assholes squeal like pigs. They are needly, fearful, cowardly, bullying phonies.
It's also why, when we see a politician who is not afraid, who seems to have a reasonably robust and centered ego, who is morally tough, and who, most crucially, is willing (as one of Dharmonia's Tibetan teachers said) to "dare to be disliked," it hits us like a bolt from the blue, and we say "Oh, yeah, that's right! That's what we remember some of our greatest leaders to have been like!"
George Washington, John Adams, Frances Marion, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, Baron von Steuben, Henry Knox, Benjamin Franklin, the barefooted ragged volunteers freezing at Valley Forge at the darkest moment of our battle for Independence...these were not frightened people. They had the courage of their convictions, and the confidence and unwavering moral center that arose from knowing why they were fighting. They practiced "Freedom from Fear."
Like this guy:
WASHINGTON -- President Obama warned Republicans on Capitol Hill today that they need to quit listening to radio king Rush Limbaugh if they want to get along with Democrats and the new administration.'Bout damned time a President said that.
"You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done," he told top GOP leaders.
Friday, January 23, 2009
And below, the President articulates his combat philosophy. He describes himself as a "counter-puncher," a combat strategy with which I empathize.
Obama to GOP: 'I won'
By: Jonathan Martin and Carol E. Lee
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.
Best line? The last one, where he's talking about, first, trying to see an adversary's point of view. Then he adds, "And if I perceive that they're trying to take advantage of that, the I will crush them."
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
They're the same assholes you brought you the hysterical "it was a terrorist fist-bump!" story. Their basic editorial stance is "pants-wetting paranoid psychotic" because they think it sells best to the terrified elderly white folks who are their core audience.
We got us a new Prezdent. Fox can fuck off into the wilderness.
"Outside line. Must be a Republican."
And we went back to watching history.
No, this is a last "fuck you" from Darth Cheney: so he doesn't have to stand up to honor the 44th President.
No-class cowardly asshole to the end.
That's who really hated us for our freedoms. And for eight years did everything they could to try to take them away. And mostly succeeded.
We've got a lot of work to do.
It is time to get to work.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
You know how the Pentagon keeps claiming that people who've been released from Gitmo have returned to terrorism (or just become terrorists)? Well, there's no reason to believe it. None of their stories pan out, they have strange definitions of "terrorism" ("They have counted people as 'returning to the fight' for having written an Op-ed piece in the New York Times and for having appeared in a documentary exhibited at the Cannes Film Festival."), and they say themselves that they don't track such things.
Friday, January 16, 2009
George W. Bush has been the most incompetent, negligent, disassociated, sociopathic, crime-enabling Chief Executive in the history of this nation, and you, Mr Rove, have been one of the prime architects of his Administration's across-the-board criminality. He is a monster and you are scum. Good luck with Attorney General Holder's indictments.Feel free to follow suit, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's let the Prezni know what we really think of him.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Now I want indictments.
Froomkin has one of the better summaries of the Bush reign I've yet seen:
He took the nation to a war of choice under false pretenses -- and left troops in harm's way on two fields of battle. He embraced torture as an interrogation tactic and turned the world's champion of human dignity into an outlaw nation and international pariah. He watched with detachment as a major American city went under water. He was ostensibly at the helm as the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression took hold. He went from being the most popular to the most disappointing president, having squandered a unique opportunity to unite the country and even the world behind a shared agenda after Sept. 11. He set a new precedent for avoiding the general public in favor of screened audiences and seemed to occupy an alternate reality. He took his own political party from seeming permanent majority status to where it is today. And he deliberately politicized the federal government, circumvented the traditional policymaking process, ignored expert advice and suppressed dissent, leaving behind a broken government.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Ann Coulter's appearance on the "Today" show has been canceled. NBC had come under fire for booking Coulter, who had been scheduled to promote her new book, Guilty, on the "Today" show Thursday morning. But on her website, Coulter announced that the appearance had been "cancelled" [sic].Yeah, bitch--it's a different age now, isn't it? Your cheap-ass little-black-dress cheerleader-of-hate shtick ain't playing so good in the New Age, is it?