Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wingnut Wrapup- You and the Horse You Rode In On Edition

And for the record, a collection of the excuses and whining from the right after their beloved child molesting criminal and bad horse rider Roy Moore lost his Senatorial race in Alabama (!) where Reinhard Heydrich could have won if he had been against abortion.  Really, pretty much exactly what you would expect, but here it is:

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "GAME OVER: Democrat Doug Jones Defeats Republican Roy Moore In Alabama; UPDATE: DRUDGE Says Luther Strange Would Have Won In A Landslide"

So would have George Washington, or since this is Alabama, the dug-up corpse of Lester Maddox.  Too bad the Republicans didn't run one of them instead of a child raping right wing racist.  But I guess Moore was their choice.

Brad Slager, Red State:  "Wolf Blitzer and CNN Throw a Rave for the Doug Jones Victory"

So did every decent person in the country, Brad.  With you guys in charge, decent people don't get much chance to be happy.

Jon Street, Red State:  "Roy Moore’s Loss Is a Win For Republicans"

Keep telling yourself that, Jon.

Bill Mitchell:  "Ok guys, strangest election I've ever seen. Roy Moore had leads of 12 and 8 points wiped out almost instantly. Huge chucks of uncontested votes coming in for Jones as he outvoted Moore by 70,000 votes in the final 35%. Very sketchy action in a red state."

Very sketchy.  Right, Bill. That's not the way the vote went as far as I saw on Tuesday night, but maybe you were counting the absentee ballots just discovered in a box from Nazi Germany.

Raru, Red State:  "Alabama just voted for an evil pro-abortion-on-demand nutcase. The Republican party is now dead."

Well, let's hope the last half of that is true, anyway.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "ALABAMA ELECTION RESULTS: Judge Roy Moore Against “Lynch Mob Media”

And here's the results:  Roy Moore 650,436, Lynch mob media 0.  Roy Moore Wins in Incredible Landslide!!!!!!!!  Oh wait, Roy Moore wasn't running against the lynch mob media, he was running against Doug Jones.  Sorry, Roy lost. Someone tell Jim, so he can move on to his next lie.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "GOP Spent $500,000 to Defeat Roy Moore"

See, the Democrats didn't win, the Republicans won!  I knew that had to be the story.  Everything is good news for Republicans, even having their own loathsome candidate defeated in the most Republican State in the country.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Democrats, Smear Merchants, Liberal Media, GOPe, Mitch McConnell, Sen. Shelby, FINALLY Get a Win! Doug Jones Wins Alabama"

You know what, Jim? Everybody in America got a win when Roy Moore lost.  Deal with it.

And the usual from the Gateway Pundit comment section:

"Vote fraud is the ONLY way for the corrupt establishment to cheat Moore. Period." 
"They have to see how many votes they need to add in at the end to win it for Jones." 
"OANN called it (for Moore) because they are using honest numbers. They didn't account for this kind of fraud. There is no doubt this is what the democrats are doing." 
"NO doubt the Dems cheated. I bet we find out that folks from Mississippi voted, that dead people voted and that thousands of Roy Moore votes weren't even counted - Democrats cheat at everything they do." 
"Congratulations Judge Moore!  Now strap on your armor and head north to kick McConnell’s teeth in."

Just be sure not to fall off your horse on the way.

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker:  "Al Franken lost big in the Alabama Senate race"

And here I didn't even know he was running.

Charlie Sperling, Breitbart:  "Donald Trump: ‘Deck Was Stacked’ Against Roy Moore"

Yeah, the deck was stacked by Moore being a racist child molester who believes in slavery and taking the vote away from women.  How unfair.

Donald Trump: "The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right!"

Because, see, Trump is always right, even though he also supported and campaigned for Roy Moore, whose views are almost identical to Trump's, including his views about his right to abuse women.

Breitbart:  "Doug Jones is overwhelmed on his 25th wedding anniversary. He thanks the African-American community that delivered for him. He says “Happy Hanukkah” to all of his Jewish friends."

Dog whistle loud enough for you?

Tony Lee, Breitbart:  "REPUBLICAN SABOTEURS FLIP SEAT TO DEMS"
 Mwa-ha-ha!!  And here's one now, outside the Roy Moore campaign headquarters.

And here I thought it was the voters who flipped the seat to the Dems.  Sorry, I should follow politics more closely.

Amber Randall, Daily Caller:  "Black Women Overwhelmingly Voted For Doug Jones"

No shit, Sherlock.  Wonder why that happened.

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "Anatomy of a Stunner: How Roy Moore Lost an Unlosable Race in Alabama... the number one reason Doug Jones will be a US Senator -- hands down -- is that many traditional Republican voters either wrote in a candidate, crossed over for Jones, or (and this was the big one) sat at home"

Shocking!  Translation:  Moore Lost because less people voted for him than for the Democrat!  Who would have ever figured that one out without the assistance of the wingnut media?

Star Parker, Town Hall:  "Let's Liberate Blacks From Left-Wing Politics"

Yeah, let's liberate Blacks from all politics, or else they are going to vote for Democrats, because Republicans are a pack of hate filled racists.  Star Parker is Black herself, but that doesn't stop her from being liberated from common decency.

Kurt Schlichter, Town Hall:  "11 Things Every Real Conservative Should Ask On A First Date"

You mean, like, "Aren't you a little old to be dating a 14 year old?"

Ann Coulter, Town Hall:  "Why I Secretly Wanted Moore To Lose: Brooks 2020!"

Mel?



"Reverend" Mark H. Creech:  "The real motive behind the opposition to Judge Roy Moore...This is really why the left hates Moore and will do whatever it takes to diminish or discredit him. He's an affront to the new guard – the new morality meant to supplant biblical values."

Biblical values like hatred, racism and greed.  Man, I am so sick of these Evangelical perverts pushing their sick "religion" on us.  80 percent of white voters who self-identified as born-again or evangelical Christians voted for this corrupt pervert...76 percent of everyone else ― those who didn’t identify as white evangelical Christian ― voted for Jones.  If you need a perfect example of why we want to supplant Evangelical "values," there it is.

And let's just finish with this spectacular specimen of not-at-all-fake-news:

Matt Vespa, Town Hall:  "(Moore) took a swipe at the media for their coverage of his campaign. Moore was bombarded with stories about improper sexual conduct with multiple women. These incident occurred when the accused were teenagers."

Well, slap me upside the head!  And here, I thought "the accused," (i.e. Roy Moore himself) was in his thirties, and the victims were teenagers!  How could I have let myself be so deluded by the lying press?

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

I Don't Get It

Well, I was clearly dead wrong about the Alabama election.  I have to say, I don't get it; this was an absolute must win for the Republicans.  Alabama is one of the most Republican States in the country- if Dems can win there, they can win anywhere, and we all know it.  After the recent string of Democratic victories in other State elections, this represents a blast of momentum going into next year's election that the Republicans should find terrifying.  Republicans have always counted on leaving so many liberal voters so discouraged that they just don't vote because they think the system is so rigged against them that it is useless.  Well, they know that isn't true any more, and I think you are going to see people turning out all over the country because of this election that would have just stayed home otherwise.

And the Republicans know this perfectly well.  Of course, the Alabama voting commission hasn't certified the results yet, so who knows what dirty tricks the Republicans can still come up with, but right now, that looks like a long shot. 

I have to admit that I don't know what happened here.  Were they so sure that they had as much chance of losing an election in Alabama as Putin would of losing in Moscow, so they didn't really do a good enough job of preparing the cheating?  We may never know the answer to this question, but Roy Moore's loss here could end up being a gigantic turning point for the corrupt dominance that Republicans have exercised for so long; after all, money can buy a lot, but it still takes votes to win, and when a party reveals what a nauseating sinkhole of criminality it is, maybe even the Koch Brothers' money can't buy a ladder long enough to climb out of the hole.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Still Think Doug Jones Has a Chance to Beat Roy Moore?

Well, read this story:

"State Supreme Court stays order directing Alabama not to destroy voting records...

Digital ballot images are essentially digitized versions of the paper ballots Alabamians fill out in the voting booth. In Alabama, these digital images are destroyed once an election has passed, according to Duncan.

"People think that when they mark the ballots and they go into the machine that that's what counted," she said. "But it's not, the paper ballot is not what's counted. That ballot is scanned and they destroy [the ballots] after the election ... If there's ever an election challenge you need to have what was actually counted."

I have believed for some time that there is not a chance in hell that Doug Jones will be declared the winner in Alabama, no matter what the real outcome of the vote is.  The Republicans have experienced an unprecedented series of defeats in recent elections, and they absolutely have to stop the bleeding here and now, before it really takes on momentum.  They cannot let Roy Moore win, and this is true even disregarding the fact that they need his vote to pass their tax theft bill.  A victory in Alabama is the red line that Democrats cannot be allowed to cross, so the Republicans will do anything to prevent Jones from being declared the winner.  So the evidence of who voted and which way will be destroyed before you wake up tomorrow, and that will be that.  

Democracy, Republican style.  Good enough for you, buster.  Now move along  and shut up.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Coward


Something that just occurred to me yesterday:  You know how they say bullies are all cowards inside?  Well, here is the perfect example.
So, we know that this sick son of a bitch has been fomenting a war against North Korea for months, presumably because starting a war would be the biggest distraction possible when the irrefutable truth of his treason sinks in to the American people (if it ever does.)

Well, as I am sure you saw, a couple of weeks ago, North Korea launched a missile which is said to be capable of reaching Washington, DC.

Trump did not care a shred, of course, that if he started his war, hundreds of thousands of Koreans and Japanese citizens could die to provide a distraction from his crimes, but God forbid that there should be one thousandth of a percent chance that a missile might fall on him personally. Yes, folks, the Most Powerful Man On Earth has been beaten down and made to run for cover by a fat thirty year old punk with one of the most obsolescent armies on earth.

So all of a sudden it's all about how we have to have talks with North Korea, and the attention of the White House has totally turned to fomenting violence in the Middle East, where there are also millions of people who can be killed without Trump caring a bit.  And let's face it, the Palestinians, who have managed to fire ten thousand missiles at Israel without hitting a thing, are unlikely to be able to target the White House or Mar a Lago.  So here is our new enemy!

"Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia."-George Orwell, 1984

It would be pathetic if it weren't likely to kill a couple of million people in order to protect one loathsome criminal from the consequences of his actions.



A little note:  I haven't been posting much lately.  Partly that is because of work, but mainly because of something I have said before:  I like to try to say something that everybody else isn't saying too.  And the crimes of the Republicans are so blatant these days that there is no shortage of people talking about them.  Anyway, this post is an exception, because I haven't heard anyone suggest this line of thought yet.  I'm still here when I think I have something to add to the conversation.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Low Class

"Trump Says Owning Pets Is ‘Low-Class’

I hear Trump is planning on a trip to England soon.  I would love to hear him explain that theory to this lady:



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dead to Me

Kirsten Gillibrand, Mazie Hirono, Claire McCaskill, Maggie Hassan, Kamala Harris, Patty Murray, Tammy Baldwin, Bob Casey, Sherrod Brown, Joe Donnelly, Debbie Stabenow, Heidi Heitkamp, and Ed Markey.

What do these people have in common?  They are all wasting the public's time and what little power the Democrats have left in trying to destroy Al Franken over the most minor abuses, while the Republicans in Congress and Donald Trump openly work to turn this country into a fascist dictatorship.  Apparently, whether Franken touched some woman's butt is more important than the destruction of everything that it was supposed to mean to be an American.

How does this witch hunt do one thing to protect Americans from the greatest internal threat that has ever faced this country?  And how does proving, once again, that they will collapse in the face of even a half-hearted display of Republican outrage, show that they have the strength of character necessary to stand up to the Republicans?

I am particularly saddened to see Sherrod Brown, who I have supported so strongly over the years, on this list, but there he is.

I don't want to hear one word out of these people until they show that they have the minimal intelligence necessary to separate the real threats to this country from a pack of Republican baiting.  Democrats who will cave in as soon as the Republicans start howling are pretty much no better than the Republicans themselves.  In fact, I don't think I have a shred of interest in them, no matter what they have done in the past.  They do not have the capacity to lead us out of the danger we are in.

No matter how malignant the Republicans are, I never gave up hope.  At least until this.  Now, I think I do have no hope.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

McCain Does the Inevitable

The same behavior which the Maverick has engaged in for decades, while the press carefully averts its eyes- talk a great game in front of adoring "reporters," collect all the honors for what a noble, free thinking man he is, and then in the end vote with all the other pig Republicans to pass their corrupt, hateful legislation.  And here he is again, on board with the unbelievably monstrous Republican tax theft.

But really, why not?  He'll be dead before the depression that this bill is going to cause actually happens, so what does he care?  Well, thanks a lot, John, for going out showing your true character.  Don't bother inviting us to the funeral- we can stop by later to spit on your grave.

Mount Agung At Last

So, whatever happened to the eruption of Mount Agung, which I reported on a couple of months ago.  It looked like despite predictions, the residents of Bali had dodged a bullet and things had returned to normal.  Then, a few days ago, things changed:

This is already a fairly substantial eruption, and we have no idea what will happen next.  I'll keep watching over the next few days.

Melania's Christmas

Maybe I'm an idiot, but Melania, I love your Christmas decorations.  They're the best thing I've seen you do since you've been in the White House.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Roy Moore- The Other Side of the Story

I have read so much about Roy Moore lately, and there is no question that he is one of the lowest people you will ever come across.  And yet none of his loathsome acts over the years seems to be deterring any significant number of Republicans in Alabama from voting for him.  It's pretty clear what that says about him and his supporters, but I want to take a minute to talk about why Alabama voters might be voting against his opponent, Doug Jones.

As we all know, Jones' most famous act, and the one that forms a centerpiece of his campaign, is when he won a conviction against several Ku Klux Klan members who burned down a church, killing four little black girls in the process. 

To any sane person, that was the act of a hero, particularly in a place like Alabama.  But I would like to suggest what I have not seen one single person have the temerity to mention:  To the kind of ugly, hate filled people who fill the voting rolls in Alabama, this act may be seen as a supreme betrayal of their race, and may in their minds be a reason to see that Jones never gains power in their State.  Yes, in my view, that is just how horrible the people of Alabama are: Moore's perpetual violation of the law, accompanied with the requisite religious blather, is actually a qualification for higher office, while Jones' act of courage and justice is an abominable betrayal.

Things may be at their worst in Alabama, but this sort of thinking has been carefully cultivated all over this country, and its effect is damning us all.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Headline Today

"Mugabe resigns under military pressure after 37 years as Zimbabwe’s leader"

I just wonder if we will be reading a similar headline about Donald Trump in another 36 years.

In the meantime, stories that don't deserve much coverage, I guess:

Trump collected $107 million for his inauguration, more than twice the amount ever collected before, even though it was run with a very small number of people.  Where is the rest of the money?  People are asking, but no one will tell.

Trump is planning to appoint a lawyer with a long history of working for vote suppression to run the 2020 census.

The FCC is set to do away with net neutrality rules as early as next week, allowing internet service providers to decide which sites they want to carry, and which they want to ban.

Fox News legal expert Jeannine Piro caught driving 119 miles an hour in a 65 mile zone.  She says that she was going to see her mother and didn't realize that she was driving over the speed limit.  If she had already seen her mother and was trying to get away, I might buy it.  I mean, how creepy would a woman have to be to produce a daughter like Jeannine Piro?

Trump administration to end humanitarian protections for 50,000 Haitians by July 2019.  Remember a couple of years ago when Republicans were savaging the Clinton foundation for going down to Haiti and trying to help out there, and not having much luck? Better to just let Haitians die, and I guess I don't have to explain the reasoning behind that choice.

A State Department “dissent” memo said Rex Tillerson breached the Child Soldiers Prevention Act when he decided in June to exclude Iraq, Myanmar, and Afghanistan from a U.S. list of offenders in the use of child soldiers. This was despite the department publicly acknowledging that children were being conscripted in those countries.  Can't make money from countries that we banned for the pathetic reason that they are making children fight in their armies.

An Alabama police chief accused Roy Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, of having sexually molested him when he was a minor.  The story was revealed within 24 hours to be a total, malignant lie, at which point, of course, the police chief claimed it was all a joke.  Well, don't worry, this Republican official got a 2 week suspension.  That's enough for something like this, right?

And all in one day in Republican America.  There will be this many sickening stories tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that, and every day until being a Republican is a class A felony, or the country collapses.  I'm betting on the latter, but then, Green Eagle always was sort of a pessimist.