Showing posts from January, 2012


You know who I mean .  They're all pigs: "New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says the turmoil of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s could have been avoided, had states simply put African-Americans' rights and integration to a vote. "People would have been happy to have referendum on civil rights rather than fighting and dying in the streets in the South," Christie said on Wednesday." Wonderful.  We could have left it to each state to have a vote to determine if African Americans are actually people deserving of human rights.  This, from the party that believes that corporations are people. When is every Democrat going to finally realize that there is absolutely no way to deal in a rational and civil manner with the pack of mad dogs that is the Republican party today?  These evil, evil people are going to eventually need to be crushed out of existence.  The only question is whether we wait so long that it takes 50 million dead the way it

Ron Paul- Aryan Supremacist- The Story Continues

The mainstream press, which seems to be perfectly willing to provide all sorts of Republicans with time to promote their preposterous theory that Barack Obama is some sort of anti-white racist, has pretty well ignored the story about a huge cache of Aryan supremacist, hate filled public writings by Republican candidate Ron Paul  When these articles, from Ron Paul's own newsletter, and published under his own name, were revealed, Paul resorted to the idiotic claim that they were all written by someone else, and he had never read them. But this was enough for the press, which, on the other hand, spent months spreading rumors about an alleged tape in which Michelle Obama talked about "whitey" (which of course was never produced,) and so they have given Ron Paul a pass and let the whole thing drop. Well, at least the Washington Post had the decency to print the following yesterday: “It was his newsletter, and it was under his name, so he always got to see the final pro

Conservatives are Stupid

No, I mean really: "I've often wondered how Christianists and the Tea Party crowd can cling to beliefs that defy logic and scientific fact. Now, we may have the answer: they're simply stupid. I mean literally dumb from an intelligence perspective. A new study done by researcher Gordon Hodson , a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, finds that those with low intelligence gravitate towards conservatism and are prone to embrace prejudice of things they don't understand or that are different." I suggest that you entertain yourselves with the above post and the Yahoo article that prompted it, which starts as follows: "There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy." While searching around for more about this study , I also found the following gem of information, from Live Science: "...people who believ

The Truth About What Conservatives "Believe"

The preposterous re-emergence of Newt Gingrich provides a perfect opportunity for me to revisit a primary theme of mine. How can it be that the supposedly religious, family-values obsessed Republican "base" can turn for salvation to a man who has led a spectacularly immoral life, both in public and in private?  How can they at the same time embrace their lofty pretensions and unashamedly cling to one of the most revoltingly disgraceful public figures of our time? This phenomenon reinforces a claim I have made for years:  that American Conservatism as it exists today is about one single thing and nothing else: Cut My Taxes.  Absolutely nothing motivates modern Conservatives but a desire to get their government services for free, and to not have to bear the intolerable thought that a single penny of their money is going to help anyone else- particularly you know who. Then why the religion?  The whole "Christian" thing is, I believe, nothing but a smoke screen, i

The Scariest Thing You Will See Today

I warned you.

When You're Right, You're Right

Fidel Castro: "The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is — and I mean this seriously — the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been"

No End to the Stupidity

Anyone out there who thinks the idiocy, the viciousness, and the contempt for reality from the Republican party has reached its peak, think again.   And get ready for more like this in the future if people don't stand up to these malicious jackasses: "You might think this is a story out of 'The Onion' but it is a real story. An Oklahoma lawmaker files a bill to ban the making and selling of food or products that use aborted human fetuses. The lawmaker that represents Oklahoma County couldn’t give any specific examples. “There is a potential that there are companies that are using aborted human babies in their research and development of basically enhancing flavor for artificial flavors," says Shortey." Face it- like the birth certificate, the IslamoCommunist thing, the death panels, this is nothing but barely concealed racism.  They hate the black guy, and every one of them is a hundred percent aware of what is really driving their hatred.  Their pu

Big Ideas?

Newt Gingrich- the Man with the Big Ideas!  We know that this is true, because we get told so every day.  But, what are these big ideas, other than the standard, run-of-the-mill Conservative bitching?  I've kind of been wondering that lately, and so, evidently, has Ezra Klein. Think about it and I believe you will join Ezra and me in the conviction that the whole notion of Gingrich as a Big Idea Man is just one more pathetic Republican delusion, like the preposterous notion that Gingrich is a brilliant historian, or that Romney is just an ordinary guy whose brilliance as a businessman made him rich. They have no ideas.  They have no statesmen or disinterested leaders.  They have no historians or honest businessmen.  They have nothing but greed and hatred.  Sadly, a significant portion of the American people also don't seem to have anything else in their hearts, so God knows how much luck Republicans are going to have at convincing voters to stab themselves in the back so p

GM retakes title of top-selling global automaker

From the AP: "General Motors Co. has retaken the title of world's top-selling automaker, selling just over 9 million cars and trucks across the globe. The company said Thursday that it sold 9.03 million vehicles worldwide last year, up 7.6 percent from 2010. That's more than 1 million better than Japan's Toyota Motor Corp., which took the title away from GM in 2008." Let us never, ever, forget that, under the Presidency of Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich, General Motors would no longer exist today.

Jobs (and no,not the guy from Apple)

As we all know, a very significant part of the upcoming Republican Presidential campaign is going to consist of a disingenuous attempt to sucker the American people into believing that our current economic troubles are the result of Obama's presidency.  This has, of course, been going on almost since he took office, but it is about to intensify into a never-ending, blaring din.  Consequently, it is going to be very important that we all know the true story of the economic collapse of 2008.  Here is a bare start, in the form of a single chart. This chart comes from a website called the Daily Jobs Report , and here it is, along with a description of what it is: Here is part of the explanation of what this chart shows: "This sample chart shows the business cycle of the US economy. It is derived from tax data reported by the US Treasury Department, and is updated each business day. Each point on the chart is the year-over-year growth rate of taxes withheld from the paychecks


I think the whole story of South Carolina comes down to this , as so succinctly put at Daily Kos: "Gingrich won by being mean... His win is based on that. And the SC Republicans (and a large part of the Republican base) want mean." That's it.  The Republican "base" is tired of having people suggest that race hatred and greed are less than honorable characteristics, and they are angry about it.  So they are ready to openly abandon any pretense that they give a damn about all of their religious cant and family values hooey, and get in line behind the meanest motherfucker they can find, even if he is an openly corrupt, grossly immoral son of a bitch who would steal his granny's coffin if it made him a nickel (and probably marry her too, if he thought it would advance his political career,) and who makes fools of them every time he opens his mouth and utters another preposterous lie. Well, at least here in South Carolina, the first State to go to war to

The More Things Change....

A wonderful quote courtesy of Digby: "Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." Abraham Lincoln The forces of destruction never change.

Yes, I Was There!

A couple of crude photos showing one of the benefits of working here in Charleston.  I slipped away on my lunch hour to attend the only campaign rally worth a nickel:

The Cornerstone of the South

Continuing on from the post below,  which featured a minor instance of Ron Paul's unapologetic race hatred, I think I will provide some more evidence to disabuse the near-majority in this country who have licensed themselves to buy into the lie that the Civil War was about "States' rights" rather than about the right of those who are rich enough to own other people. What follows are a couple of excerpts from the famous "Cornerstone speech," delivered by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens, with the avowed purpose of setting forth the reasons for the secession: "The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution African slavery as it exists amongst us the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Our new government is founded upon...its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the g

Ron Paul's True Colors

In case you still haven't figured out that Ron Paul is the most contemptible candidate in the whole Republican pack, please watch this little bit, via Little Green Footballs, in which he argues that the Civil War was not about slavery, and that the South was on the right side in that conflict: Pretty nice background he's speaking in front of, too.  This man is a white supremacist.  And yet the press takes him perfectly seriously as a presidential candidate. 

The Tragedy Of Poverty

Economic conditions are so bad in Iran that they can't afford real Imperial Stormtrooper uniforms.

Things You Never Thought You Would Ever Hear

Season tickets to the Clippers are sold out.

The Clown Car Chugs On

Last week:  Romney up by eight votes in Iowa: a smashing victory. Today's final Iowa results: Santorum wins by 34: Republican officials say "it's a split decision." Man, I bet the Green Bay Packers wish they could have gotten that deal. In further Republican news:  Romney admits that he has investments in the Cayman Islands, but says they had nothing to do with avoiding U.S. taxes. Defendant:  "Yes, your honor, I admit that ounce of cocaine is mine, but I only bought it to use as roach repellant." But wait, there's more!  Newt's second wife to claim that Newt asked her to have an open marriage so he could continue screwing Callista without the public humiliation of another divorce.  Man, at least Bill Clinton didn't try to move Monica into the Lincoln bedroom. Well, this is what happens when you let a pack of crazy, stupid people have a veto over who your party runs for president.

Wingnut Wrapup

Okay, okay, I've got to get rid of this stuff before it gets a fungus and infects my computer.  Really, I can remember a couple of years ago when I used to be able to find this much to ridicule every day.  I think the Republicans have gotten so complacent about their hatred that they just aren't putting much effort into it any more.  They think any old hate is good enough to win them a coveted place in Wingnut Wrapup.  How wrong they are!  Nothing but the finest is good enough for Green Eagle's loyal readers.  And here it is.  It's a sorry lot, but apparently it's the best they can do: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "#Occupy Criminal Movement Becomes Latest Terrorist Wing of Democrat Party ...Next Monday a group of boors known as “Occupy for Democracy” will hold a militant march in front of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s home east of Ann Arbor. They’re renting buses and hauling in goons from Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Benton Harbor to make noise

Photos We've Waited a Long Time to See

Our new global cultural ambassador meets with the Secretary of State.  Next: Kobe Bryant- Ambassador of Love.

Mitt From Two Angles

Anyone who happens to have read some of my coverage of the tea parties will perhaps remember my concentration on the skill of the Republicans at stage managing tiny events to have the look of major occurrences.  Here's another opportunity for them to use that talent.  It's an appearance in Florence, South Carolina of Mitt Romney, the Republican "frontrunner" and the choice of the real Republican base (really rich people like Mitt.)  Here, courtesy of Daily Kos, is the photo you are likely to see in press coverage of the event: Looks like an enthusiastic gathering...well, here's a photo from, shall we say, a little farther back in the hall: One of these photos pretty well reveals the depths of enthusiasm which rank-and-file Republicans feel for Mitt.  It will be interesting to see which one the press decides to use to represent this event.  If the past is any indication, they will do anything to convey the impression that Republican candidates are awash in a

Everything You Ever Needed To Know About Republicans

In one headline, courtesy of Crooks and Liars: "Golden Rule Booed at SC Debate"

Right Wing Thought- the Real Thing

Not depressed enough today?  I thought you might like to see the headlines of the articles currently posted on one right wing website, currently going by the name of "WHITE CHILDREN GET VERY BAD NEWS."  I'm not even going to bother to ridicule these monsters, nor, of course, will I link to them.  If you really want to see if this could possibly be real, you can find it, and plenty more like it, easily enough. JEW-MOTIVATED, RACIST NEGROES START RACIST-NEGRO DAY OFF WITH EXTERMINATION OF WHITES JEW INCEST AND PEDOPHILIA ARE THE CORNERSTONE OF THE JEW RELIGION[TALMUD] VIDEO===WHY THE JEW PLAN TO "HOLOCAUST" ALL WHITES IN CANADA AND U.S., IS SO EASY FOR JEWS TO DO DOES OBAMA WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH DEAD BODIES? IS IT A NEGRO GENE? OBAMA'S PEOPLE DO ! NAZI-JEWS THAT RUN AMERICA'S NEWS, WILL ATTACK WHITES NEXT, FOR JEW WORLD ORDER JEWS THAT RUN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT HAVING WHITES "HUNTED DOWN" ALL OVER AMERICA "KILL ALL WHITES" S

Unexpected Consequences

Well, isn't the world a strange place.  Just when it seemed like the Supreme Court had rigged our electoral process so the rich couldn't lose, and when it seemed like the reward for the Republican's disloyalty was going to be total control of the government... Six months ago it was all about the "runaway budget."  The ever-compliant press was helping Republicans convince more and more people to accept their malignant fantasy that the real problem we were facing was too much government, and that the answer was to let the rich take even more from the poor than they already had in the last decade or so.  And who better to carry out that task than a ruthless corporate destroyer who wasn't afraid to inflict pain on others to accomplish his goals. And then along came #Occupy Wall Street.  Sure, for months, they seemed like they were helpless when it came to really changing things, and could do nothing more than engage in impotent protests.  The Republicans prett

Wingnut Wrapup

I must admit I have had a real problem producing a Wingnut Wrapup the last few weeks-  as it dawns on Republicans that their lying and mean spirited behavior have resulted in the most unappealing collection of would-be presidents that anyone has ever seen, their response seems to have been not to reconsider their jackass behavior, but to double down on the meanness.  That leaves one feeling so sick that it's hard to laugh at them.  Maybe I was just handling it a little better today, but I've finally got a collection of their ravings that is marginally worth repeating: Ann Coulter, Town Hall:  "Who Wouldn't Enjoy Firing These People?" Well, we know you would, Ann.  That's why rich people pay you to spread their lies.  You don't care who you hurt, as long as you make money.  Sound like any Republican presidential candidates you can think of? Ann Continues: "A venture capital firm in Boston that tries to rescue businesses headed for bankruptcy, f

My Defense Speech

As was absolutely inevitable, Obama's proposal to slice a little sliver from our monstrously bloated military budget is meeting with the usual pack of right wing smears and lies.  So, in an attempt to be helpful, Green Eagle would like to present the speech he would have given in announcing these cuts: "Fellow Americans, You are about to hear from numerous Republicans that the military budget cuts I am announcing are going to compromise your security and make you less safe. Well, for once the Republicans are telling the truth.  The money that we have to spend on our military is so restricted that your government is not going to be able to pay to totally protect you. This is because two trillion dollars in funds that should have been available for military purposes were squandered by the previous Republican administration in a disastrous, failed war of aggression against an innocent country.  Now, in a time of very limited government resources, also caused by the profl

"I Like To Fire People"

If Obama ever lets anyone forget that Mitt Romney said that today, he is the biggest idiot in the country.

Ron Paul Speaks

Via Little Green Footballs , here's a wonderful example of Ron Paul's thinking, from his newsletter.  Keep this in mind the next time this disgusting creep claims to have the utmost respect for Martin Luther King, which he does with some regularity these days: "He was also a comsymp, if not an actual party member, and the man who replaced the evil of forced segregation with the evil of forced integration. King, the FBI files show, was not only a world-class adulterer, he also seduced underage girls and boys. The Re. Ralph David Abernathy revealed before his death that King had made a pass at him many years before. And we are supposed to honor this “Christian minister” and lying socialist satyr with a holiday that puts him on a par with George Washington? Congratulations to Arizona! Who could doubt that the result would be exactly the same if the other 49 states could also vote on a holiday for this affirmative-action saint?" Besides the fact that

He Doesn't Get It

On purpose, of course.  What is it this time?  Here's Mitt Romney talking about health insurance: "I want people to be able to own insurance if they wish to, and to buy it for themselves and perhaps keep it for the rest of their life and to choose among different policies offered from companies across the nation. I want individuals to have their own insurance. That means the insurance company will have an incentive to keep people healthy. It also means if you don’t like what they do, you can fire them." Very nice, Mitt.  Except for the fact that this is exactly what we have right now, and it doesn't work. 62% of all personal bankruptcies in the country are caused by medical expenses, and three quarters of those people had health insurance when their medical costs bankrupted them.  And without preexisting condition coverage, when you "fire" your insurance company, no one else will touch you.  In fact, without the Federal government threatening all

Bristol Moves On

My favorite story of the day, thanks to Yahoo: "Bristol Palin Done With Hollywood, Moves Back to Alaska It seemed Bristol Palin had definitely gone Hollywood after finishing third on Season 11 of "Dancing With the Stars" and then signing on to appear in a reality show along with her friend and fellow "DWTS" contestant Kyle Massey. Though they began filming last fall, the series ended up getting scrapped and the 21-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin quickly realized that there's no place like home, which is why she packed up her bags and moved back to Alaska." "No place like home."  Think she would have had the same revelation if her show hadn't "ended up getting scrapped?" "I wasn't really into the Hollywood thing," she says. "After that, I just realized that I was over it." Oh no, she wasn't into the Hollywood thing.  That's why the very thing she did to capitalize on her family's new

Nothing But a Mirage

Here's a comment today from Doyle McManus at the Los Angeles Times: "A year ago, the tea party movement looked like an irresistible wave sweeping through the Republican Party...But in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, the three candidates who hewed closest to the tea party line — Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich — sank straight to the bottom of the pack." I have been documenting since its inception how the "tea party" was a fiction, bought and paid for by the rich, to make people believe that large numbers of Americans really wanted to have their stake in our country destroyed so the rich could have more.  It was useful in creating an atmosphere of hatred against Obama, but now that it's time to actually try to put someone in the White House, the likes of the Koch brothers are certainly not going to trust people who might actually believe the lies they manufactured.  No, they are going to go with the very rich corporate vulture who is one of th

Another Republican Tax Plan...

Another cynical plot to thieve from the rest of us to give to the rich.  What else would you expect? "Do a little math and you'll see that 77% of Mitt Romney's tax cut would go to the top 1%—and 44% would go to the top 0.1%. Oh, and that's not all—the tax cut would also add to the deficit. Cut taxes on the wealthy to explode the debt. Republinomics, perfected." This plan would actually raise taxes on people earning less than $40,000 a year, while giving an $82,000 tax cut to the top 1% and a $462,000 tax cut to the top 0.1%.  Under Republican rules, it is an act of class war to raise taxes on the rich to lower taxes on the rest of us, but raising taxes on us to lower taxes on the rich is just fine. As in the two previous plans put forth by would-be Republican presidential candidates (that would be Herman Cain's and Rick Perry's plans) the lying rhetoric about reducing taxes is a lie:  the vast majority of Americans would see their taxes go up or at

Oops...Rick Santorum Speaks His Mind

When he said this a couple of days ago: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.”  Now, of course, Santorum is loudly proclaiming that he never said any such thing, and that he is such a friend to minorities.  You decide: Your Republican party- working to make life better for all Americans. And a Little More: Here's National Review Online on the subject: "The website... has video of the allegedly “racist” statement made by Santorum about black welfare recipients in Iowa. It is abundantly clear from that video that Santorum did not speak the word “black” in talking about welfare.  For it to be reported as a racially charged statement by Santorum — apparently originating with NPR — is libelous." We have always been at war with Eurasia.

Basically, Nothing

That's what the Iowa caucuses meant. Consider what happened.  Over the last few months, we have seen the rise and almost immediate collapse of a seemingly endless stream of right wing buffoons proposing to run for President as the Republican candidate.  Having apparently run out of merely implausible characters, the lunatics who make up the Republican base turned to Newt Gingrich as their savior from the dreaded Romney, who, though just as greedy and lawless as the rest, appears to have the fatal flaw of being semi-sane. Newt Gingrich!  The man who, more than anyone else, legitimized the Republican Congressional tactic of destroying the government in an infantile tantrum if he couldn't get what he wanted through winning elections.  The man who presided over the worst abuse of Congressional power in the history of the United States, the "Impeachment" of Bill Clinton.  And the man who was then essentially kicked out of Congress by his own party because his open corr

Next in Line

I would like to call your attention to a piece by Rick Perlstein at Crooks and Liars, entitled "Forget Iowa: The GOP Always Nominates 'Next in Line.' Perlstein points out that the last time an outsider got the GOP nomination was in 1964, when they picked Barry Goldwater, with disastrous results.  Since then, the real constituency of the Republican party, i.e. the very rich who have the money to foot the bill for their endless propaganda war, always see to it that their preferred candidate becomes the nominee. So, when Romney is nominated, and the Republican "base" marches off to the polls in lockstep to vote for him, we can once again be treated to the spectacle of millions of people being swindled once more into stabbing themselves in the back, so the hyper-rich can have even more of the country than they already own.

Know Your Republican Candidates

Rick Santorum last year: "I find it almost remarkable for a black man to say 'now we are going to decide who are people and who are not people" Really, I don't think we need to know another damned thing about this guy.