Friday, April 30, 2010

How Could We Predict This?

In the Washington Post (and everywhere else by now:)

"Second drilling rig overturns in Louisiana...HOUSTON (Reuters) - The Coast Guard said Friday it was responding to another oil drilling rig accident near Morgan City, Louisiana. A "mobile inland drilling unit" overturned in the Charenton navigational channel south of U.S. Highway 90 near Morgan City, the Coast Guard said in a statement."

Drill, baby, drill!

Wingnut Wrapup

What has amazed me most the last couple of days is the concerted, desperate attempt by right wing pundits to find some bogus pretext to blame the BP oil disaster on Obama, The nauseating hatemonger, Mark Levin:

"Bush acted far more quickly, far more responsibly (on Katrina) than Obama did in this matter"

Levin spent two hours on the radio yesterday trying to somehow convince people of this absurd lie. Once again, a perfect example to support my claim that a very large part of the right's continuous, unhinged attacks on Obama have nothing to do with Obama at all, but are rather a pathetic attempt to convince themselves that their guy Bush was not such a failure at all. Thus, they savage Obama's perfectly measured, appropriate response to this disaster not because Obama failed, but because Bush failed with Katrina, and they need to deny this obvious reality to themselves. Oh well, on with the garbage- some one has to take it out:

Vladimir, Red State: " Q: Why was BP drilling in 5,000 ft of water? The answer is, because we demanded it, you and I."

Well, at least the Republicans demanded it. Last I remember, Democrats were against offshore drilling.

Erick Erickson, Red State: "Does Charlie Crist Know What Planet He Is On?"

Not the one where Republicans will vote for gay people, that's for sure.

Confederate Wankee- oops, I meant Confederate Yankee: "Do They Suspect Sabotage? Glenn Reynolds points out the odd behavior of law enforcement agencies in the growing Gulf oil spill disaster."

Grow up, Mr. Yankee. This isn't some sort of action movie, you know. It's reality. Big business doesn't need sabotage to destroy us all.

Power Line: "President Obama has selected Dr. Donald Berwick to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Berwick is a Harvard professor, a pediatrician, and the CEO of a nonprofit that, according to its website, has a staff of over 100 people. These seem like dubious qualifications "

Ha ha. I had to read that twice to believe these jackasses said that. Maybe their complaint is that this Harvard professor was never the head of the Arabian Horse association.

Ron Radosh, Pajamas Media: "The Truth about the Redgraves and the '60s Left"

Another observation that Green Eagle has made numerous times: When wingnuts want to terrify us about the left, they can rarely find something that's not less than 40 years old to talk about. Whereas, we can find dozens of examples of right wing horror every day.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Violent Leftists Raid NYC Bank & Takeover Lobby… Media Silent...Noisy protesters with signs took over two bank building lobbies on Thursday in a prelude to a Wall Street rally by workers and union leaders...A half-hour later, they were calmly escorted outside by officers...The protesters held up signs reading, “Save Our Jobs” and “Save Our Homes."

Violent. They demonstrated in a bank and then calmly left. They had signs with despicable slogans like "save our jobs." No guns, no race hatred, no calls for the death of the president, no threats to start a new war of northern aggression. You know what? I don't think liberals get this violence thing.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "10 Year-Old Girl Saddened & Confused After Obama SWAT Team Ruins Her First Tea Party Rally"

Too bad. Jim. listen, judging from your pictures of the event, what probably ruined her first tea party was that apparently only about ten people showed up. The secret service did show their foolishness, I guess, by believing your preposterous lies about the huge angry mob that was going to show up. This is, by the way, day three that Jim has managed to eke out long posts about a "demonstration" that couldn't get two dozen attendees.

Alan Keyes, World Net Daily: "Arizona is right to defend against foreign invasion"

Another Republican whose emotional age never got beyond six or seven, playing Conservative Cowboys and Indians, and who just can't stand the fact that the rest of us would rather spend our time on something more important, like a nap.

Dan Riehl, Riehl World View: "Team Obama Deploys To Preserve Congressional Majorities"

An abomination beyond belief: The Democrats actually intend to campaign in the 2010 elections. How dare they?

Jack Dunphy, Pajamas Media: "When They Call You a Nazi, You've Won the Immigration Argument"

Really, But, like, what if you are a Nazi? Then what have you won, huh? Answer that one, Mr. Smartypants Dunphy.

David Solway, Pajamas Media: "Defending Glenn Beck: His occasional missteps shouldn't overshadow his tremendous ability to present a reasoned, logical, unassailable argument."

Come on. Who is going to buy into that one? Really, put a little bit of effort into your lies, Dave.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "After GDP Drops 2.5% in One Quarter… Obama Says “We’re Heading in Right Direction. The gross domestic product just dropped from 5.7% to 3.2% in one quarter. Obama says we’re heading in the right direction?"

This is a great one. Sounds terrible huh? Any casual reader would think that the "GDP Drops 2.5% in One Quarter," right? Well, actually the GDP did not drop 2.5%, it grew 3.2%. Mr. Hoft is engaging in the most classic form of Republican reasoning: telling a gigantic lie. Thanks for your help in moving our nation forward, you asshole.

Sylvia Allen, Renew America: "Arizona's immigration law called necessary"

By whom, Heinrich Himmler?

Shut This Ass Up Already

















"McCain says bipartisanship is dead because Democrats are intent on pushing a left-wing agenda onto the American people."

Can nobody find a way to relieve us of the need to constantly have to listen to the disgusting contributions to our discourse by the non-maverick? This guy has less self-respect than just about anyone on earth.

Republican America- Here it Is

From a collection of pictures at Talking Points Memo this morning:















Just to remind you that there really is a difference between what we get when Republicans or Democrats run the country.

Too bad we can't have similar graphic images to show what Republican rule did to the economy, because it would look far worse.

Well, at least the damage is going to hit Republican states. How about if the RNC picks up the tab out of the money they are saving by not spending any more money going to lesbian bondage shows?

Outfoxed

Have the miserable Republicans succeeded in outfoxing the Democrats once again?

A week ago, we were talking about regulatory reform on Wall Street, and it seemed that the Democrats, for once in decades, were on the brink of getting the American people to understand which party was on their side and which party was nothing but a bunch of paid shills for the rich.

And then, all anyone wanted to talk about was a stupid, mean spirited law in Arizona that no one really thinks has a chance of making it through the courts. And by everyone, I mean not only the usual right wing talking-points slingers, but Randi Rhodes, Thom Hartmann, Stephanie Miller and the other liberals that we count on to provide some sort of antidote to corporate propaganda. And they all seem to have willingly forgotten that the damage done to us by a few thousand rich bastards on Wall Street is magnitudes beyond anything that a bunch of illegal immigrants could ever achieve.

Guys, forget about the sickening sideshow going on in Arizona, and get back to what this country really needs: making the rich pay a fair price for the damage they have done to the rest of us.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wingnut Wrapup

Another day, another load of lies, hatred and stupidity from what today passes for one of our two major political parties:



Sarah Palin: “I’m sick and tired of Obama and the White House coming out with yet another new crisis that has to be fixed by government sticking it to the people… But see, to many in the White House including our own president, I don’t know when they’ve run a business. I don’t know when they’ve been a CEO where they had to look out for the bottom line and they had to make payroll and live within their own means with a budget. They’re from government. They’re community organizers. They’ve been spending other people’s money for so long that the free enterprise principles that all of us believe in, it’s all foreign to them.“

And Sarah, when were you a CEO? When did you have to make a payroll? I'll give you this- you now have to live within your own means- the $12 million a year you are being paid to spread corporate lies to the gullible among us. That's a sacrifice for you, I'm sure, and gives you a real insight into the struggle of ordinary people to survive in the new Republican world.

Gateway Pundit: "Shocker. Obama Town Hall Stacked With Supporters"

Of course, when George Bush made a public appearance, anyone who might possibly disagree with him was put inside a cage. That, of course, was not a shocker. It was just what we expected.

Gateway Pundit: "Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) dropped the s-bomb 11 times this morning during the Goldman Sachs show trial in the Senate Government Affairs Subcommittee Hearing."

We're shocked, Americans. Democratic Senator Carl Levin did use the word "shitty" 11 times while interviewing a Godman Sachs criminal. What a disgusting thing to do, huh? Mr. Pundit did not bother to inform his readers, of course, that the 11 uses of that word came when he asked the Goldman Sachs employee 11 times to explain why he sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of a financial product to unsuspecting Americans, that he privately described in an e-mail as, yes, you guessed it, "shitty."

Needless to say, Senator Levin never did get an answer.

Gateway Pundit: "Obama Praises Coal Industry at Miners Memorial But Just Days Earlier Imposed New Rules That Will Cost Coal Mining Companies Hundreds of Jobs"

Of course, it will save coal miners hundreds of lives. To hell with that, huh? Since when are workers' lives more important than corporate profits?

Marita Vargas, Renew America: "The prejudice that dares not speak its name: anti-Semitism"

Hey, Marita, I think it just did speak its name.

Arlen Williams, Renew America: "The greatest scandal in modern history -- treason in process...It entails global Marxofascism / global kleptocracy, with Americans being the chief victims, while a few overlords rule... And as for Americans willingly instigating this, it is treason...Element by element, this beast is designed to virtually enslave, yes, the entire world. That includes the "nation" of America. That includes you."

Mr. Williams is referring, of course, to regulations that prevent Wall Street brokers from robbing us blind- the thing that prevented another depression from 1929 until Saint Ronald Reagan dismantled them. Well, here we are again, and if we try to do anything to stop it in the future, we are Marxofascists. Whatever in hell that is.

John Peeples, American Thinker: "What caused the offshore oil platform to explode? Why is no one asking, "how did this happen?" Why is the MSM silent on this point...? Why do I have to be so paranoid about things these days?"

John, you don't have to be paranoid, you just are. Really, talk it over with your analyst. He'll explain it to you.

On the other hand, maybe you're just lying and you don't care at all, but just think you can milk another lie out of it.

And now another entry in the "Conspiracy Least Likely to Catch Fire with the American Public" contest:

Ben-Peter Terpstra, American Thinker: "Hawkings sides with aliens over humans"

Okay. Listen, at least he found some aliens we can all be against. And by the way, could you at least spell his name right?

Roger Simon, Pajamas Media: "The real reason liberals accuse Tea Partiers of racism"

Roger devotes about 700 words to this one. I can do it in one sentence, and I'm even telling the truth. We accuse the Tea Partiers of racism because they are racists. There, that was simple, huh?

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Obama Sniper Teams Ordered to Rooftops To Quash Radical Tea Party Protest"

I loved this story. Has this lying jackass ever been to a presidential appearance? There are always guys with guns on the rooftops. Anyway, let us take a look at this massive Tea Party protest, which so threatened Obama that he had to have the Secret Service do what it does every day:

















I want to repeat my policy with this sort of thing: WHEN TALKING ABOUT THESE RIGHT WING EVENTS, GREEN EAGLE PROMISES YOU THAT HE ALWAYS PUBLISHES THE PHOTOS SHOWING THE LARGEST CROWD HE CAN FIND. And that's what I have done this time.

Six aged codgers. Isn't it about time that someone more important than me starts pointing out that the whole teabag movement is a gigantic mirage? And believe me, this idiot was not the only one to publish this totally bogus story about a nonexistent repression against a nonexistent demonstration. Here's one more:

Dan Riehl, Riehl World View: "Update: Obama's Thugs Turn Goon Squad Loose On Grandma"

And what does "Obama's Thugs Turn Goon Squad Loose" mean? Was anyone beaten? Was anyone yelled at? This whole thing is nothing but one more Republican lie.

Chris Adamo, Renew America: "The painful lessons for Republicans over the past three decades seem to have finally sunk in. On every occasion in which they ever attempted to cross the aisle, find "common ground" with liberal Democrats, or "end the rancor"...the Democrats gain both the political and philosophical high ground, appearing as principled leaders while their duped GOP counterparts are left in stunned amazement, facing the wrath or indifference of a demoralized conservative grassroots."

Do I need to point this out: " On every occasion in which they ever attempted to cross the aisle, find "common ground" with liberal Democrats"...that would be never.

Arlen Williams, Renew America: "The greatest scandal in modern history -- treason in process"

That would be (what else?) holding Wall Street responsible for their role in destroying our economy.

World Net Daily EXCLUSIVE NEWS!: "New name for Obama: The Manchurian President"

EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! Conservatives have found a new lie to tell about Obama!!!! Oh boy, they are on a roll now!!!!!!!!!!

Victor Davis Hanson, National Review Online: "Noble laureate Barack Obama is enjoying (the) traditional exemption from wartime criticism"

Oh right. You guys have totally abstained from criticizing him.

Actually, I sort of see your point there. I guess just making up any kind of lying smear about him and repeating it every day for months on end doesn't really qualify as what we might call "criticism."
From Americablog:

"GOP congressional candidate wants to microchip Mexicans like dogs"

I'm not sure that's not a step up. These guys have been treating Mexicans worse than dogs for a hundred years.

Memo from the Jokes Write Themselves Department

Kristia Cavere,... Tea Party and a Republican candidate for New York’s 19th Congressional District seat:

“The Republicans are the ones who liberated Europe in World War II.”

They also cured the leper, assuming (as I'm sure you do) that Jesus was a Republican.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Border

Here is a picture I think you might find interesting:
















This is a picture of the Rio Grande river in Big Bend National Park, I believe just east of Santa Elena Canyon. Yup, that's our nation's southern border, and a five year old could wade across it in about thirty seconds. Conditions like this exist for hundreds if not thousands of miles along the border.

What chance do you think there is of our ever keeping people from crossing this mighty torrent by the use of force? If you said zero, a gold star for you. Think about it.

Nice Graphic, Buddy

I'm not going to bother you with what our buddy Henry Makow had to say about Jews today, but I thought you would like to see a graphic which he used to illustrate his article:










What subtle argument do you think Mr. Makow might be making with this picture, huh?

Fine By Me

Wingnut Republican Congressman Steve King:

"I'm wondering if we look at the map of Congressman Grijalva's congressional district if we haven't already ceded that component of Arizona to Mexico"

Hey, how about if we just cede the rest of Arizona to Mexico along with Congressman Grijalva's district? Actually, they can have Texas too. Green Eagle could really get behind that idea.

More Offshore Danger?

From the New York Times today:

"Regulators Approve First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S...After nine years of review, the approval of the 130-turbine farm off the coast of Cape Cod gives a significant boost to the nascent offshore wind industry in the U.S."

Oh my God, how can they allow that? Don't they know that if one of these offshore facilities catches fire and burns, it will spill wind all over the Massachusetts coast?

Wait...maybe Green Eagle needs to think this thing out a little more...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Walk on the Wild Side

I'm in the course of trying to write a post drawing from my decades of observation, about how what seems totally outside the bounds of civilized thought is bit by bit legitimized by the right. In the course of this, I am amassing a number of statements that still seem barbaric but which are, in fact, now only one step outside the bounds of decency. I thought you would like to see this one. As is often the case with websites like this, I won't identify or link to it. Here's a quote from this particular post, to give you the direction of this person's line of thinking:

"What are “civil rights”? You’d have to ask congressman Emanuel Celler. He’s the Jew who created the 1957 and 1964 Civil Rights Acts. Why ask Celler, you may wonder? Here’s why: those “rights” weren’t even mentioned by America’s White founders. Why not? That’s a good question. The truth of the matter is that American civil rights laws are nothing but Jewish constructs that would have been rejected by our founders."

And perhaps they would have been rejected- at least by the ones who owned slaves. This is why, unless you believe that slavery is perfectly okay, the whole blessed conservative notion of "original intent" is just one huge pile of garbage. It was the original intent of the founders of this country to allow slavery. We don't accept that; according to conservative cant that makes us un-American socialists. Well, too damned bad, guys. If I have to choose between what our founders thought was okay, and a society without slavery, I'm going for the way things are now, no matter what the constitution does or doesn't say on the subject. And anyone who disagrees with that notion is a racist of the most vicious kind. We need to concern ourselves with what we, today, regard as moral outrages, not what was on some 250 year old piece of paper.

Now I want to move on to some of the comments about this line of thinking:

"No modern civilization can bear the burden of a 15 percent black (and growing!) population for long"

Really? This is just a racist lie roughly equivalent with a lot of Nazi doctrine. And if people who say things like this don't like my comparison, who cares?

"Why do the Jews not introduce a Civil Rights Act for the Paleastinians?"

Let's just leave aside the issues of, first of all, what the hell Paleastinians are, and secondly, why all Jews are responsible for the conduct of the only Jewish majority country on earth while, let's say, all Christians are not responsible for the overwhelmingly Christian third Reich. Instead, I will point out that Israeli law absolutely does provide for full equality for its large Arab population. That's probably why Jews do not introduce a Civil Rights Act for Israeli Arabs: however short reality may fall, this has been Israeli law since its founding.

But no, the commenter has a better explanation:

"Because there are no white people in Kikeistan to fuck over."

Kikeistan. Well, let's just leave this comment there. Here's a thoughtful remark from someone so wise and well informed that he calls himself Socrates:

"Socrates Says:
...the 1790 naturalization law refers only to “White” people. America’s founders rejected multiculturalism from the very beginning."

And that makes it okay, I guess for us to oppress non-white people. Another perfect example of why the notion of being chained to what a bunch of rich white aristocrats decided long ago is an example of mammoth stupidity.

"Bible Law has a huge gap between Adamites and earlier living beings - over whom Adam-Man was given dominion!"

I think I will just let this one stand for itself, in all of its hate-mongering stupidity, except to point out that contained here is the essence of Christian Identity theology, the missing link between "mainstream" conservative doctrine and out and out Aryan supremacy. This will form a major part of my promised post about where American conservatism is clearly headed.

"I’m sure some Jew will whine that his group were present in the revolution, and are part of US “brotherhood.” (The Bible clearly disputes their rights as such, in John 8 & 10.)
Did anyone of “Jew” lineage sign the Constitution? If not, they are NOT in the “posterity” named! [What about a Moslem Arab, Palestinian, Egyptian etc? Answer: ditto]

Under Bible Law many things must be vastly different!!!"

I see now. Finally I understand. How could I have been so ignorant. The Bible clearly disputes the rights of Jews or any of the other groups mentioned above to be regarded as Americans. How prescient of it!

By the way, did any Italians or Greeks or Germans or Swedes sign the Constitution? I don't think so. So I guess they aren't part of America either.

Well, if you are interested, here is the text of John 8. And here is the text of John 10. I know you are going to be absolutely startled by this, but neither of those chapters of the bible contains a single thing about who is to be considered an American citizen. Stunned, aren't you? Is it not amazing that conservatives, who claim to exist in perpetual obedience to their angry, violent God, nevertheless feel free to tell the most blatant lies about what he had to say?

Well, of course, eventually the comments came to this:

"One can only wonder how it would have worked had Churchill and Roosevelt had seen reason, and had Adolf Hitler been a bit more patient about implementing his vision... the world would be better off."

Oh, sure. If only Churchill had only seen how reasonable it would be to kill all the Jews, and then all the Poles and Latvians and Russians, and then all the Chinese and Indians, and then the Catholics and just about everyone else, how much better the world would be now. Except maybe for the dead people, but, as explained above, they are not really humans, after all, so that's okay.

"It seems we owe Hitler for many of our "labor" comforts we enjoy today. i.e. a 40 hour week, overtime, holiday pay and so on. Never learned this in school, did you?"

I bet you never did learn that in school, did you? How could that be? Could it be that even in the school systems of Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, there are still a few lies that are so disgusting that they haven't made their way into the textbooks yet? No, it must be a socialist conspiracy to deny us the knowledge that it is Adolf Hitler that we have to thank for the 40 hour work week.

"To accomplish his great goal, he (Hitler) would need to reestablish the equilibrium of the social classes"

And we know his plan for doing that.

Catch ya later.

It Was An Easy Mistake to Make, Right?

From the Washington Post website (since removed, needless to say):


















Boy, Obama looks like he's cranky today. In related news, this just in:











Dick and Liz Cheney in Bizarre Fishing Accident

And?

From a Survey of 1600 people Reported by Digby:

"Approximately 45% of Whites either strongly or somewhat approve of the (tea party) movement. Of those, only 35% believe Blacks to be hardworking, only 45 % believe Blacks are intelligent, and only 41% think that Blacks are trustworthy."

And this result of a survey of Green Eagle, conducted by Green Eagle:

0% of Green Eagle believes white teabaggers to be hard working. Instead, he believes them to be self-satisfied, entitled misers who want their government services, but who want someone else to pay for them. 0% of Green Eagle believes white teabaggers are intelligent, given that they are obviously stupid as hell, and 0% of Green Eagle thinks that teabaggers are trustworthy, seeing as how they would trade their grannies for a tax cut.

So there.

Narco State in the Making?

As if you don't have enough to worry about, here is something that has been on my mind the last few days.

Here are a few excerpts from a list of articles published in the L.A. Times recently:

"Gunmen kill 4, wound top security official in Michoacan"- April 25

"8 killed in ambush in Ciudad Juarez...A 17-year-old passerby and at least seven officers are slain as two police cars are attacked."- April 24

"Drug war ensnares Morelos state...Violence has increased recently in Morelos due to a battle for control of a drug cartel. Nearly 50 people have been killed in the state this year."- April 21

"Mexico death toll in drug war higher than previously reported...More than 22,000 have died since President Felipe Calderon launched his crackdown on drug trafficking gangs"- April 14

"Mexico drug gangs turn weapons on army...In northern states this week, gunmen fought troops and sought to confine some to their bases by cutting off access and blocking roads. The aggression shows they are not afraid to challenge the army."- April 20

"Mexico military faces political risks over drug war...As the death toll keeps climbing in Calderon’s crackdown on the drug trade, there is a growing feeling that the army has been less than effective as a police force."- March 23

Believe me, there's plenty more. Well, here's what worries me: This doesn't seem like a battle with drug dealers like we have had in this country with the Crips and Bloods. Drug dealers are interested in profits, and use violence to maintain their control on their market. But there is another mixture of drugs and guns that we have seen in the last couple of years, in Columbia, say, or Somalia or perhaps more pertinently in Afghanistan: violent organizations in which the guns are not in the service of the drugs, but the drugs are in the service of the guns: groups who have transformed themselves so that their real goal is power and control, and the drug profits are just a means to finance that end.

Decades of right wing governments in Mexico and support of those governments by supine American leaders on both sides of the political aisle may well have produced a truly frightening prospect: a failed narco-state controlled largely by violent warlords, right on our border. A state in which any kind of illegal, hateful, violent group can grow virtually unmolested, a thirty second swim from the United States. A state that can and will become a haven to Islamic extremists, neo-Nazis, and any other group that is willing to play this game- the one we are seeing in Afghanistan and Somalia today. What will we do then? I wish I had a clue.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wingnut Wrapup

God, the stupidity never stops. Or the contempt for anything decent. Here's today's load:

David Brooks, Meet the Press: "Moving Further to the Right is Good for Republicans as Long as They're 'Principled'

Principled? Fat chance, huh? Just don't hold your breath, David. It's never happened yet.

Erick Erickson, Red State: "VAT Talk Runs Against Desire of the Country"

So it's a good thing that the only people talking about it are the usual right wing liars, huh, Erick?

Moe Lane, Red State: "The secret to the Obama annoyance is snotty lecturing. At the lectern is a twerp of a grad student—the prototypical A student—insecure, overbearing, full of himself and contempt for his students. All we want is an easy three credits to fulfill a curriculum requirement...America has made the mistake of letting the A student run things."

Boy, they hate anyone who knows what they're talking about.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "stimulus bill did nothing to prevent the unemployment rate from soaring to 9.7%."

No, but it did do something to prevent it from soaring to 12 or 14%. Never thought of that, huh Jim?

Wes Vernon, Renew America: "Clinton rhetoric, Obama high court pick: re-opening coverup of terrorist attack on U.S.?"

This is all about the new wingnut hobby horse, and a really disgusting one this time. I guess they figure that people have forgotten the details about the Oklahoma City bombing, because a bunch of them are out there the last few days trying to convince us that it was really Al Qaida and Saddam Hussein who blew up the Oklahoma City Federal Building. And let's not even ask if nothing is sacred any more- of course there is- corporate profits.

Paul Ibbetson, Renew America: "Barack Obama: another grasp at the crown?...Americans have already shown one king that we will not be slaves, and it is time to show another."

No, Americans like you won't be slaves. They'll own them, however.

Lisa Fabrizio, Renew America: "All about Hollywood"

From a 100% ignorant liar, imagining that we all sit around out here trying to figure out a way to ram communism down people's throats via action adventure movies. Personally, I'm spending the day working to figure out how to make a major city look like it was destroyed by monsters. Maybe that's some kind of commie plot, but if so, I don't get it.

World Net Daily: "Very important open letter to WND readers "

GIVE US MORE MONEY! Well, that's what it's always about in the end.

World Net Daily: "Hayworth: 'Birther bill' doesn't go far enough- 'Shouldn't we ask candidates for every office on the ballot to be able to offer proof?'

Really? Even where being a natural born citizen isn't a requirement for holding office? Like every other government position there is, except for the president? If you were born somewhere else, no matter how you suffered to come here and become a citizen, tough luck, buster. You just don't have the moral fiber of natural born citizens like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Astute Bloggers: "STEPHEN HAWKING: IDIOT"

Right. Stephen Hawking is an idiot. And Sarah Palin is a genius. God, what a bunch of assholes. They continue:

"HAWKING, A PHYSICIST - LIKE CHOMSKY THE LINGUIST - SHOULD STICK TO STUFF HE KNOWS A LITTLE ABOUT"

Maybe you astute bloggers should consider the same thing. That would mean, in your case, sticking to nothing.

Astute Bloggers: "DARTS ANYONE?"




















And here's the dartboard. What point do you think they are trying to make here?


Dan Riehl, Riehl World View: "The Watermelon Man In The White House"

No, Dan isn't a racist. No, no, no! He's just calling a black man a Watermelon man. Nothing racist there.

Dan Riehl, Riehl World View: "How Crispy Crist Cooked His Own Goose"

By not being insane and violent enough.

And now let's finish with a view into the future of the Republican party, courtesy of our friend, Henry Makow. Ten or twenty years from now, and they will find this line of reasoning just fine:

Henry Makow: "Jesus was NOT a Jew ...In the time of Pontius Pilate, there was no religious, racial or national group in Judea known as "Jews" nor had there been any group so identified anywhere else in the world prior to that time."

No, of course there was no religious group know as "the Jews." Judea got its name from someone named Judy. Everybody knows that. Everybody on some other planet. Henry continues sharing his historical knowledge with us:

"If to be a so- called or self-styled "Jew" then or now the practice of "Judaism" was a requirement, then Jesus certainly was not a so-called "Jew". Jesus abhorred and denounced the form of religious worship practiced in Judea in His lifetime and which is known and practiced today under its new name "Judaism".

Oh, sure. That makes a lot of sense.

Hey, how about if we let Jesus speak for himself on this issue:

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven."

Well, let's just call this a difference of opinion between Henry and Jesus, huh?

I just want to point out how close this is to Christian Identity theology, i.e. American Nazism. And believe me, this guy is only a couple of steps ahead of his right wing brothers. They'll catch up to him soon.

News The World Doesn't Need

A few items today:

I learned this yesterday:

"In 1986, financial services made up 16% of our gross domestic product. Today financial services make up 41% of our gross domestic product."

Since 1986, huh? Well, I'm coming right out with the truth here. Ronald Reagan and his conservative economic terrorists made this happen by doing two things: Standing on the sidelines applauding while international corporations took all of our jobs to China et. al. and doing away with all of the regulations that prevented crooks (i.e. republicans) from robbing the country blind, and building huge operations based on doing absolutely nothing of economic value. The entire economic disaster that not just America but much of the rest of the world is now in, is totally the result of Repubicans running the country according to their self-serving economic lies. It happened in 1929, and the people of the United States, in their ignorance and their greed let it happen again.

"In the Randian ethos, called objectivism, the only real morality is self-interest"

So I guess according to Ayn Rand and her jackass followers, virtually every damned idiot who votes for Republicans is immoral, because they are certainly voting to destroy themselves and their families- a goal which, if that is what they are after, well, good for you guys, because it is in reach.

Now how about this miserable story:

Yahoo- "SEOUL, South Korea – An explosion caused by a torpedo likely tore apart and sank a South Korean warship near the North Korean border, Seoul's defense minister said Sunday, while declining to assign blame for the blast as suspicion increasingly falls on Pyongyang."

It has become increasingly clear over the last few days that this is the most likely explanation of the sinking of this South Korean warship. So what do you do about it? South Korea seems to be pretending that it didn't happen, which is really going to prevent things like this from happening again, right? Sorry, fellow liberals, this may offend you, but if this is true, I believe that the time has come to bomb the North Korean government and armed forces out of existence, really fast.

And, deal with it, I think we are going to be hearing stories like this from now 'till doomsday:

"Notorious Irish pedophile priest discovered working with kids in Holland"

But the Catholic Church is really working hard to stop child rape by priests, yes, you bet.

And how about this story:

"Nearly 100,000 protesters attended a rally on Okinawa Sunday to demonstrate against a US air base"
Why am I bringing this to your attention? Okinawa, with a population of 1.4 million, turned out 100,000 protesters for this event. The tea partiers turned out 3000, out of an American population of 320,000,000 at their last Washington march, but the press insists on telling us that it is a major movement. What a lie the whole teabagger thing is.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wingnut Wrapup

I'm going to make a real effort to keep these a bit shorter. Sorry to you wingnuts out there who are going to lose your chance for eternal fame, but you guys have just gotten so repetitive...

Bill O'Reilly, Town Hall: "It may seem strange, but a cornerstone of the liberal media in America is "The Daily Show" starring Jon Stewart. Younger Americans, in particular, love him, and his sarcastic, cool wit delights left-wingers from coast to coast. That's because his barbs are overwhelmingly directed at conservatives."

You guys give him the material, Bill. Stop acting like such jackasses and he'll look somewhere else for his material.

Boy, let me tell you, some days you just can't win:

Dave Poff, Red State: "How deliciously cynical of the First Couple that they would take a holiday in Stickville, USA so they can pretend to know us and know the pain they’ve inflicted on us: Barack and Michelle Obama flew off for a brief holiday in North Carolina on Friday in what was seen as an attempt to take a “middle class” vacation more in keeping with those of ordinary Americans."

The Obamas spent their holidays last year in Hawaii and Martha’s Vineyard, the Massachusetts island beloved of millionaire businessmen and celebrities."

Remember the endless onslaught of right wing ridicule and abuse when Obama vacationed in Hawaii (his home state) last year? So this time he takes their advice and goes to North Carolina, and that turns out to be a sin too.

I don't remember any ridicule from the right when George W. Bush spent a third of his presidency on a remodeled pig farm that the Republicans made into a phony stage-set ranch. Of course, maybe deep down inside, even they realized that the less that incompetent crook did, the better.

Moe Lane, Red State: "Oh, Rod Blagojevich: why could you not have used your powers for *good*? "

I don't know, maybe the same reason that there is not a Republican on earth that seems to have ever considered using his powers for good- he thought he could make a fast buck out of things before they all collapsed around him.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Obama Demands Proof of Health Insurance But Proof of Citizenship Is “Misguided"...Good Question: So just to be clear, it’s constitutional to penalize someone for not showing proof of health insurance but not request proof of citizenship? "

Jim, did you ever get stopped for a traffic violation? Here in California, the cop has a right to demand that you show him proof of insurance, but he doesn't have a right to ask for your passport. It's been that way for decades, and I never heard you guys complain about it for a second.

See where I'm going with this, Jim?

Newwsmax: "Senate Republicans vow to oppose a Democratic effort to begin debate next week on a proposed crackdown on Wall Street unless a bipartisan accord is reached, senior Republican aides say."

So now being the majority party doesn't even give Democrats the right to talk about issues, let alone do anything about them, unless they cave in to the Republicans' corrupt demands first.

David Limbaugh, Newsmax: "Obama Seems Allergic to Profits"

Except for returning GM to viability, nearly doubling the Dow, driving housing sales up 27%, bringing to an end the Republican collapse in jobs, Making a profit from the bailout...yeah, except for things like that, Obama doesn't like profits. Now, Bush loved profits- he was just too corrupt to let anyone except his cronies have any.

Washington Times: "The rising wave of popular activism in the United States is ritually derided by liberal commentators, politicians and academics as fringe-movement politics."

Not here. No, Green Eagle derides it as a nonexistent illusion created by right wing astroturf groups and a gullible press.

Chuck Baldwin, Renew America: "...is there Biblical approbation and authority for State secession? The right of State secession is rooted and grounded in the Word of God...did God not "separate" Israel from Egypt by a mighty and miraculous deliverance? Even the theocracy of Israel under Moses served as a presage for future State autonomy. God divided the nation of Israel into 12 independent tribes. It should be obvious to any reasonable person that there is absolutely nothing in Scripture that would preclude states from seceding, separating, or declaring independence from one another."

Another example of utter lunacy from the right. No one ever argued that the bible forbids secession. The bible has nothing to do with it. You know what? The bible doesn't forbid priests to molest children. The bible doesn't forbid people to shoot up shopping malls with automatic weapons, or to poison people with biological warfare. The bible doesn't forbid carpet bombing of cities. You know why? They never even thought about things like that. That's why we enact civil laws today- to deal with things that people didn't think of four thousand years ago.

So you know what? We don't give a damn what the bible had to say about secession from democratic republics. We've got our own laws. Try to violate them and see where it gets you.

And by the way, just how stupid are you, anyway?

Pat Boone, World Net Daily: "If you're not a tea partier … why not?"

Because we're not greedy, ignorant racists.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Republicans Gone Crazy

The violent insanity just never stops. How about this for the next move?

"Republicans push for Minnesota sovereignty

Senate Republicans introduced a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would make Minnesota the first state to require a two-thirds majority vote in the legislature to approve federal laws affecting the state. “Minnesotans enjoy inherent, natural, God-given rights,” the bill states, and “Citizens of Minnesota are sovereign individuals, subject to Minnesota law and immune from any federal laws that exceed the federal government’s enumerated constitutional powers.”

Republicans in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District have gone even further: they recently passed a resolution calling for Minnesota to secede from union if the federal government exceeds its authority."

Can you have ever imagined a couple of years ago that Democrats winning a few elections would produce this sort of infantile, vicious temper tantrum? These people are hateful, almost every single one of them, and they belong in prison or in mental institutions. Where they do not belong is anywhere close to our government. It's not enough that they caused a near-depression by collaborating with the hyper-rich in the plundering of our economy, tortured people, started a criminal war of aggression in which a million innocent civilians died, and left the Democrats to clean up their mess while they do everything they can to totally ruin us all. No, now they have to engage almost daily in childish, petulant threats to destroy what remains of our society, while at the same time marching around screaming about what great, patriotic Americans they are.

Very few people have yet come to grasp how far they have departed from anything that was ever recognizable as American, how they are toying with fascism, how much of a danger they pose. It's time to stop fooling ourselves. Somehow the Republican party's endless incitement, their endless lies, have produced a cadre of millions of traitors in our midst. And they will destroy us all if we let them.

Nothing- NOTHING- is too stupid

From a comment on the website of the lunatic Henry Makow today:

"These Birchers were forever passing out paper laden with facts and statistics. Words without end. It didn't take long to see that they were forever learning (details) and never coming to the truth (of who was doing what). Another cover up of the real enemies of mankind."

Yes, the John Birch Society itself is nothing but a front for the Illuminati. Yes sir, even the Birchers are nothing but Communists.

Man, we are living through a golden age of stupidity.

Don't Kill the Goose















Yeah. Don't kill that goose. We're going to need it to trade for a flu shot.

Conservative Violent Threat of the Day

The Hits Keep On Coming. Via Digby:

"U.S. Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva is closing his Tucson and Yuma offices today at noon because of what he said were multiple death threats and threats of violence.

Police are stationed outside his Tucson office, according to a statement from spokesman Adam Sarvana.

Sarvana said the office received “some pretty scary calls,” including two from the same person, he said, “who threatened to go down there and blow everyone’s brains out then go to the border to shoot Mexicans..."

I don't think I need to repeat the same comments I have made so many times before about things like this. A couple of days of relative nonviolence have gone by lately, but don't think they represent a reverse in direction by these people. Here we are, back at the same old place again.

"Commerce Dept. reports housing sales surged 27% in March, largest increase in 47 years."

But Obama is still a colossal failure at dealing with the economy, which was in perfect condition when turned over to him, after eight years of running it on strict Republican free market principles.

The Arabs Did It- Of Course. Blame It on Them

Yeah, I am taking the cure and keeping away from wasting my time on wingnuts, but this one is just too good to pass up. It's from the unbelievably inappropriately named "American Thinker." It is a perfect example of two characteristics that seem to inevitably be associated with the right: An absolutely pathological ability to lie about even the clearest things on earth, and a really sick inability to face any responsibility for the consequences of their behavior. Here goes:

"In a recent CNN interview, the former commander-in-chief (That's Bill Clinton to the rest of us- GE) sounded a battle cry to the political left, press and pundits alike: Vilify the Tea Party, deeming its membership capable of the violent rampage of the Oklahoma City bomber. This stigma imperils the most influential grassroots movement in modern history. Nothing threatens to muzzle free speech more than being stereotyped a "Tim McVeigh wanna-be."

Then stop being Tim McVeigh wanna-be's. And, "the most influential grassroots movement in modern history. "- don't make me laugh. How about the Nazis or the Italian fascists? How about the secular Arab uprising under Nasser? My god, how about the Hippies? Compared to your pathetic bunch of manipulated, ignorant suckers, even the Hippies were giants.


"What I discovered shatters the Tim McVeigh mold as an "angry white male" who...crossed the threshold from peaceful discontent to wholesale mass murder. Instead, copiously researched evidence, as outlined in my book The Third Terrorist: The Middle East Connection to the Oklahoma City Bombing, exposes McVeigh as the ultimate traitor, acting in collusion with al-Qaeda terrorists and hostile foreign governments such as Iran and Iraq. "

Oh, grow up, you sick asshole. Tim McVeigh was absolutely "an angry white male who...crossed the threshold from peaceful discontent to wholesale mass murder. " That's what he was. The evidence is overwhelming. But no, it's the Muslims' fault. Is there any tragedy in our history that you won't mangle with your lies, in order to hide from your responsibility for the hatred and violence you have unleashed?*

Even your idiot president and vice president, who were willing to tell any lie they could think of about Iran and Iraq to justify their aggression, never tried to tell that one. And when a lie is too big for Dick Cheney to tell, you know you have gone off the deep edge.

"Demented pride impelled the American terrorist to fire off letters to the press following my appearances on cable news programs. His ire inflamed as I announced to a nationwide audience that Osama bin Laden, Iraq, and Iran sponsored the Oklahoma City operation. My investigation demeaned the Army sergeant's status and relegated his role to that of a mule, or rather, a button-pusher. In the lexicon of the intelligence community, Timothy McVeigh was nothing more than a "lily-white" delivery boy"

Oh, I see. Demented pride. The truth was exactly the opposite not only of everything in Tim McVeigh's right wing history and his own statements, but of every piece of evidence turned up, but of course, you know better. It wasn't demented when he killed 160 innocent people, apparently. No, that was part of a carefully worked out Muslim plot. But McVeigh then became demented, as reflected in the fact that he won't admit that Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were behind his act, not good old fashioned American right wing hatred, and the lack of self control that traditionally accompanies those things.

"To this day, the FBI has failed to investigate the multiple sightings of Iraqi Republican Guardsman Hussain Al-Hussaini in the presence of Timothy McVeigh prior to the bombing, exiting the bomb-laden Ryder truck the morning of April 19, and escaping the ill-fated Murrah Building in a getaway vehicle pursued by the FBI in an all-points-bulletin issued for Middle Eastern terrorists. "

Sure. They have also failed to investigate the multiple appearances of Santa Claus ringing a bell on the streets of Oklahoma city the very December before the bombing! And that actually happened, instead of being a figment of your sick imagination.

"The time has arrived to exorcise the ghosts of Oklahoma City and bring to account the Arab terrorists who butchered innocent Americans and the officials who suppressed the evidence of their guilt."

Because the American right is perfect and moral and religious and this is the greatest country in the history of the world, and they love their country, except when it comes to paying to keep it afloat, or letting people who are not white have any part in it other than as gardeners and dishwashers. So, how could they be responsible for ANYTHING BAD EVER!!!!! So, the time has come. The time has come to tell another ugly, racist, hatemongering right wing lie. No news there, though. That time comes every day.

*The answer is no, in case you wondered.

Rove Hits Crist On Character

"Rove Hits Crist On Character"

Yes, I read that in the news today. Good lord, can someone actually write this without being struck dead by lightning? What next, "Jeffrey Dahmer Hits Alice Waters On Dietary Habits?"

Sorry, You Don't Get It Yet.

From Talking Points Memo, normally a bastion of understanding:

"From TPM Reader LM:

I just went to my doctor's office for a sinus/ear infection. I had never seen this particular physician before and certainly didn't bring up politics with him, but as I was about to pay my bill, he volunteered, "We take cash, check, credit or debit card. No chickens." I'm in Indiana, mind you. I think Sue Lowden is in real trouble if even random doctors in Indiana are mocking her to near-total strangers. "

What, are you really suggesting that Sue Lowden is actually going to lose any support just because she said something stupid, offensive and deliberately misleading?

Come on, guys. If you think that, I have only two words for you- "Sarah Palin."

Ethical Character

Steve Pearlstein at the Washington Post:

"I know you'll all be comforted, as I was Wednesday, by the public vote of confidence from Steve Schwartzman, chief executive of private equity giant Blackstone Group, when he said that his firm would continue to do business with Goldman Sachs and that he's never had a shred of doubt about the investment bank's ethical character."

You know what, Steve? I don't know what you are complaining about. I never had a shred of doubt about Goldman Sachs' ethical character either.

Turns out I was right, too.

The Orly Taitz State In Action

So Arizona, as part of their newest jackass immigration law, now is going to require proof that a person is a natural born citizen before you can be on their presidential ballot, which would presumably apply to Obama in 2012.

I want to suggest the Green Eagle way to handle this problem.

Since Obama's chances of winning in Arizona are just about zero, I would like to see him tell them, "fine, I'm not running in Arizona. And when I'm re-elected, don't you dare come to the executive department and ask for a damned thing. I won't be your president and I'm not interested in helping you out in any way. You want it- you got it. Take care of yourselves. And have a nice day."

Krauthammer Day

This reminder from Crooked Timber:

"The calendar has once again rolled around to the date on which we commemorate Charles Krauthammer’s pronouncement that:

"Hans Blix had five months to find weapons. He found nothing. We’ve had five weeks. Come back to me in five months. If we haven’t found any, we will have a credibility problem."

You’ve had seven years now, Charlie. How’s it looking? Hoping for a result sometime in year eight?"

Which brings me to the subject of Obama's latest abject failure. He has now had a year and a half to find the weapons of mass destruction and once again, by failing at this simple task, has proven himself to be utterly incapable of running the country.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dick's Finest Hour

Reported by Think Progress:

"In 2004, then-Vice President Dick Cheney had a “frank exchange of views” with Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate floor over Cheney’s ties to Halliburton and President Bush’s judicial nominees. Cheney ended the argument by telling Leahy, “F*ck yourself.” Since then, Cheney has joked about the incident and claimed the Leahy “merited” it because he was “close” to kissing him. On Dennis Miller’s radio show today, Cheney suggested that his Leahy f-bomb was “the best thing” he had ever done"

He's right. Yelling "Go fuck yourself" at a Senator on the Senate floor was probably as close to a good thing that Dick Cheney ever did.

Chickens







I guess most people have heard about the alternative to Obama's medical care plan which has been proposed by the likely Republican opponent to Harry Reid, which involves paying your doctor with chickens.

No one has asked this question yet, but I have been wondering how many chickens it would take to pay for, say, open heart surgery.

Well, this woman is exactly the kind of Republican candidate that we want to see in the upcoming elections, don't you think?

So, I think we should help her out with campaign contributions. Here's her address:

Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate
6655 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 170
Las Vegas, NV 89113

Now, as to what to send her, I have a suggestion for that, too. After a great deal of research, Green Eagle has discovered that you can order a very nice rubber chicken from Amazon for a mere $2.99.

Here's where you can find this magnificent bird.

I know that I intend to help Sue out by sending her one of these rubber chickens, and I hope you will too.

Yeah, I Buy That One

"Pope Benedict Says Changes are Coming"

I'll believe that when I see it.

And the first change I want to see is a new Pope.

Fat chance, huh?

Oh, Of Course They're Safe- Let's Have Lots More














Thank you, President Obama for only letting Republicans put these things off the coasts of their own states.

Wingnuts

You know what? I'm sick of these jackasses and their endless lies. I'm sick of their willingness to serve the interests of rich corporations that don't give a God damn about them or anyone else who gets in their way. I'm sick of their twisting the bible into some disgusting justification for any evil act they want to commit. I'm sick of their determination to pull the whole country down around their heads, taking us with them. I'm sick of their greed and their hate and their racism and their hypocrisy.

I think I am going to try ignoring them for a few days.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wingnut Wrapup

Not much news today, and not much right wing stupidity either, so I get to treat you to an extended visit with one of the Great Ones, Jonah Goldberg, perpetual nominee for Biggest Liar on Earth. That'll be fun, huh?


Jonah Goldberg, Town Hall: "I attended the Cincinnati Tax Day Tea Party rally...I did see something a lot of people, on both the left and the right, seemed to have missed: a delayed Bush backlash.

One of the more widespread anti-tea party arguments goes like this: Republicans didn't protest very much when Bush ran up deficits and expanded government, so when Obama does the same thing (albeit on a far grander scale), Republican complaints can't be sincere."

Actually, our argument is that attacking Obama for the Bush-caused deficits is a world monument of hypocrisy. But at least you're close.

"(Paul) Butler, a law professor...speaks for many in the media when he insinuates that nearly unprecedented stimulus spending combined with government takeovers of the health care, banking and automotive industries are dwarfed in importance by Obama's skin color.

I speak for many who have actually spoken to tea partiers when I say that is slanderous hogwash."

I have also spoken to many tea partiers and I say that this is not slanderous hogwash, but a phenomenon which Mr. Goldberg doesn't recognize because he is so unfamiliar with it: The truth. However, all of the above are dwarfed by something else: the teabaggers' insatiable greed.

"But how, then, to explain the relative right-wing quiescence on Bush's watch and fiscal Puritanism on Obama's?"

1. They are unbelievably ignorant. 2. Collectively, they make up one of the biggest collections of suckers in world history.

"Throughout his presidency, Bush's "compassionate conservatism" surrendered -- either rhetorically or substantively -- to the assumptions of welfare state liberalism, i.e. that your decency was best measured by your commitment to large, inefficient government programs."

Oh, I see. It was Bush's spending on welfare (i.e. black people) that was where he went wrong, not trillions on useless wars and tax giveaways to the rich. Yes sir, Jonah, we are going to jump right in and buy that argument. Right after we decide that the earth is actually 6,000 years old. My proof of that assertion? It's the same people who already believe in both of those things.

"Many conservatives disliked this whole mind-set and the policies behind it"

Not that there is a shred of historical evidence to that effect.

"According to last week's NYT/CBS poll of tea party supporters, 57 percent have a favorable view of Bush, but that hardly captures the nuance of tea party feelings"

Yes it does, Jonah. It captures the nuance of a bunch of stupid, ignorant people who can not even grasp what the concept of truth might be, let alone recognize it when they see it: i.e. the audience for your books.

Terry Jeffrey, Town Hall: "No New Public School Bailout...The $787 billion stimulus law President Barack Obama signed last year included a $100 billion bailout for the nation's public schools."

Terry, maybe this never occurred to you, but when government funds the public schools, that's called "its responsibility," not a bailout. That's why we call them "public."

Erick Erickson, Red State (and CNN, don't forget): "The Media Double Standard on Language...the media has decided to stop using the phrase “pro-life” because it is a loaded term. They are using “anti-abortion”, which itself is a loaded term. Never mind that some in the media continue using “pro-choice” instead of “pro-abortion”.

Erick, that's for two reasons: 1. No one is "pro-abortion" 2. Anti-abortion people have proven over and over again that they don't give a damn about the lives of anyone who has actually been born (like, by not wanting them to have medical care) so they can't really be described as "pro-life." Except by liars.

Vladimir, Red State: "Global Warming: What Are The Chances?"

100%. Boy, that one was easy

Roger Simon, Pajamas Media: "Guns, Religion, and NASCAR!"

It worked in Alabama.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Bill Clinton Gassed and Starved Thousands of Children But Has the Nerve to Lecture Tea Party Protesters on Violence & Civility...During the Waco Disaster, President Clinton approved of gassing children with CS tear-gas for 48 hours."

God, I didn't even know that there were thousands of children at Waco. As for the rest of your sick remarks, when I hear you express some remorse for the million civilians Bush killed in Iraq, I'll believe you really give a damn about the right wing lunatics who killed their own children at Waco.

Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit: "Leftist Goons Interrupt Karl Rove Speech at University of Texas...Karl Rove was interrupted by a bearded hippie leftist at the University of Texas last night."

Interrupting now makes you a goon. Actually, it apparently makes you multiple goons. Of course conspiring to murder policemen makes you a hero. Go figure.

"Dr." Laura Schlesinger, Newsmax: "Home Should Represent True Fulfillment for Women"

Laura, rot in hell.

World Net Daily: "Confirmed! Global warming is 'settled' – as a scam. 'Climategate' author unveils evidence of 'every deception imaginable' ...author Brian Sussman, whose book "Climategate" is being released Thursday – Earth Day – agrees it's "settled," as a scam."

'Climategate" author Brian Sussman, who is a well respected climate scientist. Oh wait, no he isn't- he's a right wing talk radio host who claims Obama was born in Kenya. Well, we will certainly give his opinion all the weight it deserves.

Walter E. Williams, World Net Daily: "More votes for those who pay taxes...What I'm suggesting is that every American gets one vote in every federal election, plus another vote for each $20,000 he pays in federal taxes. With such a system, there'd be a modicum of linkage between one's financial stake in our country and one's decision-making right. Of course, unequal voting power could be reduced by legislating lower taxes."

Oh God, even Green Eagle never thought that they would get this crazy. Oh well, at least GE and Exxon won't get any extra votes, seeing as how they didn't pay any taxes either.

Ann Kane, American Thinker: "Is the Goldman-Sachs scandal manufactured?"

Yes. By Goldman Sachs.

Astute Bloggers: "I AM QUITE DISAPPOINTED IN LAURA INGRAHAM...For being stupid enough to host Grover Norquist on her radio show. As has been noted by a couple others before, he is basically an Islamist mole, and probably even a CAIR agent."

Grover Norquist. One of the leading American conservatives of all time and a close associate of Ronald Reagan- an Islamist mole. Boy, if you're looking for a textbook case of "off the rails," here it is.

Dan Mitchell, Big Government: "Don’t Give Up on the American People…at Least not Yet"

Maybe tomorrow.

Joe “The Plumber” Wurzelbacher: "Without a Tax Revolt We Are Lost"

Because we always take our economic advice from a failed plumber. Joe continues:

"I’m leading a Tea Party Patriot team in a growing on-line tax revolt which arrives in Washington , D.C. on April 15th to merge with huge physical rallies."

"Huge physical rallies." How'd that work out for you, Joe?

Actually, now that I think about it, maybe I was unfair to Joe. I've seen some pictures of these rallies, and I think that what Joe meant to say was not huge physical rallies of people, but rallies of physically huge people. There might be some truth to that one. Huge, and also old and white. Very white.

Not So Good

Do you think this seat might be in play? From Talking Points Memo:

"Ensign Campaign's Haul Last Quarter: 50 Bucks

Sen. John Ensign's re-election campaign took in just $50 in contributions, from one contributor, during the first quarter of 2010, according to FEC reports. The paltry take comes as more bad news for the scandal-tarred Nevada Republican, who would run for re-election in 2012.

Disclosure reports examined by TPMmuckraker show that Robert Donald, a Las Vegas retiree, was the sole contributor to the "Ensign for Senate" committee between January and March. Donald gave two separate $25 contributions."

I hate to have to keep bringing him up, but I could raise more money in one afternoon for the Cthulhu for Congress campaign. Although I have to accept the fact that Cthulhu will never be president- I hear he was born in Kenya.

Right Wing Terrorists- A New Group

Are you still under the illusion that the pathetic idiots in the Hutaree Militia are a lone example of deluded, violent right wingers? Here's a story for you, from the AP:

"LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Southern California homes of dozens of white supremacists were raided Tuesday as part of a probe into a string of potentially deadly booby trap attacks targeting police officers, authorities said.

Hemet police have been targeted at least three times. In one case, a ballistic device strapped to a fence at the gang unit compound sent a bullet within inches of an officer's face.

In another incident, someone rerouted a natural gas line at the compound, filling the building with flammable vapor. No one was hurt.

Four city trucks were set ablaze, and an explosive device was attached to an unmarked police car after an officer went into a convenience store.

A fire at a police rifle range was being investigated as a possible arson."

Well, that's two in a couple of weeks. And this one, unlike the Hutaree terrorists, had actually begun its campaign of violence against the government, however pathetic it sounds in this article. How many more groups like this are out there, and how long do you think it will be before one of them succeeds in pulling off a Tim McVeigh-scale crime?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wingnut Wrapup- 4/20 Edition

Hey, it's April 20th! That's smoke a joint day for us, Hitler's birthday for them. And you know which them I'm talking about. But why not let them speak for themselves:

Ed Feulner, Town Hall: "Making the Number Who Hire Go Higher"

Guess how? Here's Ed's answer:

"Instead of another “stimulus,” lawmakers should begin by reducing the corporate tax rate."

Boy, nothing I love like fresh thinking.

Debra J. Saunders, Town Hall: "Using the Oklahoma City Bombing"

Debra doesn't feel that President Bill Clinton has a right to say a thing about Oklahoma City, because he got a blow job once. On the other hand, it is apparently just fine for conservatives to use the Oklahoma City bombing by actually having done it.

Joel Mowbray, Town Hall: "Evidence is mounting that President Barack Obama will unveil a new Middle East peace plan in the coming months. Not only would this attempt inevitably fail, but it would directly harm U.S. security..."

Joel there knows absolutely nothing about what this alleged plan might include but it would "inevitably fail." How, he has no idea, but it will. Negroes can't do anything right. And furthermore, Joel insists:

"...such a move should only be welcomed by the enemies of America."

But of course anything Obama does is for the benefit of our enemies, right? So even if we know nothing about Obama's plan, it's fine to claim that it is a plot to aid our enemies.

Mona Charen, Town Hall: " Democrats Hate That Tea Parties Are Peaceful"

Yeah, Mona, that's because all your money and all your free media promotion couldn't get enough people to show up to cause that much trouble.

Moe Lane, Red State: "The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans…because, of course, the FDA has nothing better to do with its time."

The FDA has nothing better to do with its time than improve the quality of our food. How did they ever get the idea that they had a right to interfere in that?

Dave Poff, Red State: "How Do You Think *WE* Feel Mr. President?"

I don't know, really stupid and filled with rage?

Confederate Yankee: "Bill Clinton: Child Torturer and Killer...His life should end in a federal prison."

Man, what do you say about something like this? I give up.

Confederate Yankee: "It has taken several years of hard work, but the top two leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq have been confirmed killed in a joint U.S./Iraqi operation"

Yeah. "It has taken several years of hard work" being right wing code talk for "Obama did nothing- Bush and Cheney did it all."

John Hinderaker, Power Line: "Aren't members of the Senate Judiciary Committee not just entitled, but probably obligated to question Ms. Kagan about whether she is a lesbian"

Oh sure. Aren't we all entitled to know whether John Hinderaker keeps a large supply of cockroaches up his asshole? And I mean I want proof.

Roger Kimball, Pajamas Media: "What should we make of Obama’s merriment regarding America's overtaxed citizens? What does it tell us about his sense of humor? More importantly, what does it tell us about his character?"

What does it tell us about his character? It tells us that he has enough character to tell the truth. That's something you guys wouldn't understand.

Matt C. Abbot, Renew America: "Beware of excessive criticism, says priest"

Because we must be very temperate in displaying disapproval of an organization dedicated to churning out child sexual abusers. I mean, everything in moderation. You know, like 200 molested deaf boys. After all, it could have been 2000.

World Net Daily: "Brace yourself! Next bubble to burst could be $600 trillion"

Boy, that would be frightening. Particularly as the entire world GDP is about $60 trillion, so that means that after the next bubble, no one on earth is going to make a dime for ten years. Boy, now that's a bubble.

I think that number might come from the same people who count the attendance at tea parties for World Net Daily.

Roslyn Smith, American Thinker: "I am trying to figure out how Morris Dees of the Southern Povertly Law Center differs from Maxi Bialystock in The Producers."

Well, how about this one for a start: One of them is a real person, and one of them is a character in a musical. Of course they're both Jewish if that's what you were getting at, so I guess they must both be swindlers.

Astute Bloggers: "THEY KEEP TRYING TO SLIME THE TEA PARTY, BUT IT WON'T WORK"

BECAUSE THE TEA PARTIERS DO IT TO THEMSELVES EVERY TIME THEY OPEN THEIR MOUTHS!

A Pleasant Memory, All Things Considered

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
-Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

Green Eagle remembers. Oh, yes he does.

If you wonder why Green Eagle spent so much time mocking the open carry demonstrators, it is because Green Eagle remembers from months ago what everyone else has forgotten. He remembers when the organizers of this armed march on Washington predicted that a MILLION PEOPLE would show up with their guns.

How many did they get? 75 who brought their guns to Virginia and another 200 who left their guns at home and only brought their stupidity to Washington. That's 275, or .000275%. In other words, they got less than 1/3000th of their projected turnout.

This may be the worst failure of a national demonstration in the history of the world. I could get more people than that to show up for a demonstration against Cthulhu himself. Now, a demonstration for Cthulhu...probably only about 275 would show up for that. Mostly the same ones who came to the open carry thing.

There is not enough ridicule on earth for these guys.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Patriots Wave Their Guns

Well, as those of you as obsessed with terminal idiocy as old Green Eagle may be aware, today was the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, the second worst terrorist act in the history of the United States. Gun lunatics took this occasion, on the heels of the recent failed tea parties, to call for a great "open carry" demonstration near Washington, in which they would strut around with their penises- sorry there, I meant their guns- on display, and broadcast their hatred of Democrats, and Black ones in particular. 75 people showed up, and a couple of hundred more in Washington, where apparently, unlike Virginia, they have the sense not to let mental defectives walk around in public with loaded weapons. Of course, there are millions more of these pathetic degenerates hiding in the woods with their manly weapons at the ready, if the 75 jackasses that showed up today are to be believed. I've collected here a number of reports from this great patriotic gathering. Read as much of this asinine garbage as you can take. Links to the sources of this nonsense are at the end of my post.

"Hundreds of gun activists descended on Washington, D.C., and neighbouring Virginia on Monday to trumpet their constitutional right to bear arms and rail against what they perceive to be a socialist takeover of their country.

"We're in a war. The other side knows they are at war, because they started it," Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, told a largely male crowd at the foot of the Washington Monument."

Larry, Obama has the whole U.S. military to use. If he had started a war against you, you would be in roughly the same shape as a bug that hit your windshield on the freeway. And face it, your war is just about as real as the games of cowboys and Indians you played when you were five. And you know why? Because mentally, you still are five.

"They are coming for our freedom, for our money, for our kids, for our property. They are coming for everything because they are a bunch of socialists," he said."

Sure, sure. We're coming for your trailers, your broken down pickup trucks, your moonshine stills, your coon hounds, your confederate flags, and most of all for your fat stupid asses. All of that stuff is just what we always wanted. And now we're going to take it and redistribute it all to black people, because that's just the way we communists do things.

"Signs in the crowd pointed to the role of government, with one reading, "My rights come from God, not from the government." Protesters had large rifles and other weapons strapped to their bodies."

As defenders of God always do. Just read the bible about Jesus' followers swaggering around everywhere threatening people with swords.

Remember Mike Vanderboegh, the brick-through-the-Democrats'-windows guy? He was there:

"I was trying to get the attention of people who are pushing this country toward civil war, that they should stop before somebody gets hurt," Vanderboegh said...I hope to make them understand that the situation was coming to a fundamental break when people innocent and guilty alike were going to begin dying for their own stupid failure to comprehend the real situation that we are all in," he warned."

Innocent and guilty alike. We'd better cower in fear, guys. Mike is coming for you with his bricks. Remember when Mike's guy Jesus used to send his apostles to throw bricks at the innocent? That was so much fun for them, in between turning wine into water. And Mike and his friends are just like Jesus, what with their magic ability to turn beer into piss.

You know, if this guy and his friends were not a bunch of infantile cowards I would worry about their threats, given as how it sort of sounds like what they want to do happened fifteen years ago today. Luckily, even shoddy government buildings are hard to bring down by throwing bricks at them.

"He then led the crowd in chanting what he called a Southern "battle cry" of "Oh hell no!" Explained the Alabaman: "When you hear it, where I come from, you know that somebody's going to get beat, stabbed or shot, and the guy that takes the beating, the knife blade, or the bullet undoubtedly deserves it."

Mike, you know who is likely to get stabbed or shot? You, by one of your stupid, violent fellow idiots, who has as much control over his weapons as you do over your mouth. And by the way, in Alabama, where you come from, everyone with skin color lighter than a basketball is a moron barely smart enough to make it from their chair to the beer cooler.

"Among the group was Tim Hammond, who carried two pistols, a rifle and plenty of ammunition as part of an all-black outfit that included a black tricorn hat. Hammond, who said he flew in from California, told another demonstrator he believes that President Obama is the antichrist."

That's a good strategy, huh? The first thing to do when your freedom is threatened is to dress up in some stupid pretend uniform. What is this, a political rally or a cosplay convention? I wonder if any of these guys came dressed as a gundam.

And by the way, a hell of a lot of good your pistols and rifle are going to do against the antichrist. Do you think he is going to go down that easy? He's probably toting a couple of chain guns himself.

"We're definitely in the end times," Hammond continued. "The rapture, in my opinion, has to be sometime this fall."

Keep the date clear, guys- right around Halloween. That way, you can get double use out of your soldier costumes. I'm just grateful that it isn't going to happen before Buddy Guy's gig at the Hollywood Bowl this August. I'm really looking forward to that. And I bet that more than 75 people show up.

"Vanderboegh said some participants were "pretty disappointed at how few people turned out here," but then likened them to another "determined minority," the Jews of the Warsaw ghetto."

Now these guys have descended into real ugliness. Four hundred thousand inhabitants of the Warsaw ghetto were exterminated by the Nazis. And how many of these dicks have been exterminated by the New Hitler, Barack Obama? What was that number now? Oh yeah, zero. Real valid comparison there, asshole.

"Daniel Almond, a three-tour veteran of Iraq, is ready to "muster outside D.C." on Monday with several dozen other self-proclaimed patriots, all of them armed."

"Muster." Don't make me laugh. More likely drink until they all vomit and pass out. That's real confederate culture.

"Almond plans to have his pistol loaded and openly carried, his rifle unloaded and slung to the rear, a bandoleer of magazines containing ammunition draped over his polo-shirted shoulder."

For what? I mean, besides some infantile fantasy. But I'm glad that he has his costume planned out. I love the "slung to the rear" part. And no, I am not going to elaborate on that. We got into enough trouble with the teabagger thing.

Man, our country can do without these people. Oh well, at least we can take comfort in the fact that there aren't apparently that many people around as stupid as these pathetic wankers, and the ones that do exist will mostly trip over their shoelaces before they get their pistols out of their holsters.


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