Friday, February 27, 2009

Another hater loses his tax-free sinecure...

Mayor who sent White House watermelon e-mail resigns:
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.

One less hater with a tax-free parachute:

James Dobson resigns as Focus on the Family chairman:

Today, James Dobson told Focus on the Family’s 950 employees that he was
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
He's a hater. But at least he's lost that platform.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Obstructionist Republican glee

To the House and Senate Republicans who think they can once again hornswoggle the electorate into voting against their own best interests, who think they can in fact persuade working-class folks to finance the multi-millionaire golden parachutes of their K Street lobbyist partners in crime, we say this:

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

Only 50 years late

Only fifty fucking years late:

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

Exceeded only by their imbecility..

The morons, monsters and thieves who are all that is left of the Rump Republican party have no idea about the magnitude of the ass-whipping they are about to get handed by Obama in response to their saying "we'll destroy the economy rather than let him have a success that effectively kills our Party.
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."

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."
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.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Unholy glee

Just heard a report on NPR this morning, en route to the cross-trainer, describing Biden's recent statement to NATO members that the Obama Administration (just typing those words makes me think of the wingnut heads that must explode across the country when they even hear it) wanted to "hit the re-set button" on foreign policy.

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

Moles be gone

All ur gays are belong to us:
Obama Justice Department Re-Hires Attorney Fired By Goodling Because Of Lesbian Rumor

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.
Monica 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!


Maybe, on the last morning, at the last press conference, of his criminal regime, the magnitude of his criminal failure, his epic betrayal of the ideals of the most powerful office in the world, the nation with the most profound potential for good in the history of the globe, finally hit him:



Or just he was feeling sorry for himself, being "blamed" for mistakes that were "everyone else's fault."

Old-school beatdown...

...In a Chicago stylee:
Obama Plans Media Blitz

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.
I 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.

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

Bush's elective war and its toll

About 1 Million Killed, 4.5 Million Displaced, 1-2 Million Widows, 5 Million Orphans.

War crimes, baby. Indictments. There are no punishments sufficient for their criminality.