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From the Washington Post: "Mark Randall “Mack” Wolford was known all over Appalachia as a daring man of conviction. He believed that the Bible mandates that Christians handle serpents to test their faith in God — and that, if they are bitten, they trust in God alone to heal them." God didn't come through with his end of the bargain, I'm afraid.  On Saturday, one of Mark's pets bit him, and he died. "He was the kind of man reporters love: articulate, friendly and appreciative of media attention." I'm betting he's not so articulate and friendly any more. Now, if only we could convince the political equivalents of Reverend Mark to quit handling snakes like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, we could all avoid getting bit.

Mitt Romney- Liar...Today's Example

                                                        Mitt Romney, Professional Liar Well, here we go again. Here's what Mitt had to say about Obama today, in his never-ending quest to lie his way into the White House: "That stimulus he put in place, it didn't help private sector jobs, it helped preserve government jobs, and the one place we should have cut back was on government jobs. We have a 145,000 more government workers under this president. Let's send them home and put you back to work!" Naturally, coming from Mitt Romney, this is totally false.  As usual, he is screaming out the standard right wing lie that the Obama stimulus did not generate a single private sector job.  Here's the truth, from "...the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report in August that said the stimulus bill has "[l]owered the unemployment rate by between 0.7 percentage points and 1.8 percentage points" and "[i]ncrea

This News Just In

"Naked Man Eats Face of Other Man on MacArthur Causeway, Miami, Florida" Rick Scott, where were you this weekend?

Why I Haven't Had Much To Say Lately

I really haven't been able to bring myself to post much the last few weeks, and here's why:  What earthly good does it do for one blogger with a few readers to speak out against a massive right wing propaganda machine that has crafted and is now using hundreds of millions of dollars to spread a completely false narrative about both what the Obama administration has accomplished the last four years, and about what Republicans will do if they take over? Here, from Crooks and Liars, are some examples, taken entirely from last Sunday's talk shows, of the coordinated Republican lying which passes for news in the United States today.  Take a couple of minutes to listen to it: Notice the obviously coordinated meme that Obama does not understand economics or Capitalism.  What you are hearing here is not a collection of various people with their own opinions- it is propaganda being spread in a systematic attack on the truth, by willing deceivers. I think I need hardly tell

Wingnut Wrapup

 The new thing in right wing circles this election season is "vetting."  Everywhere you go you hear this word. The Cambridge English Dictionary defines "vet" as " to examine something or someone carefully to make certain that they are acceptable or suitable."  This is pretty much what I always thought the word means, but apparently it has a different definition for conservatives, for whom it seems to mean "to search high and wide for any lie that we can make stick to some Democrat, most likely Obama."  Here is a picture which has been circulating on the right the last few days, which seems to be part of their "vetting:" Right wingers were really excited about this photo which was allegedly taken when Obama was at Occidental College, and which they claimed showed him with Bill Ayers.  That lasted until someone pointed out that Bill Ayers is 17 years older than Obama, and the white guy there is hardly 17 years old.  Well, then they &

The New Kincaid!

It's time to visit Green Eagle's Art Corner, for news of Trends in American Art Today!  I know how excited you culture vultures (or culture parrots, as the case may be) must be about this! Despite that, Green Eagle is writing this post anyway.  So there. Well, we were all so depressed a couple of months ago, when that towering master of American art, Thomas Kincaid, drank himself to death or something.  So it was with the greatest pleasure that Green Eagle discovered that God has already seen to our spiritual needs, and granted us a great American to take his place; a man by the name of  Jon McNaughton, in whom the spirit of Kincaid can be said to be soaring again, if admittedly not to such exalted heights. Let's start by looking at a couple of Mr. McNaughton's artistic offerings: Yes indeed, I think any astute art critic can see that the Kincaid force runs deeply within this man, coupled with the artistic ability of an eighth grader.  Praise the lord, he has p

Just a Thought

How long, do you think, before this guy Completes his transformation into this guy? Just wondering.

More Fiscal Magic from Bain Capital

I reported not too long ago about three companies that had the benefit of Mitt Romney's economic wizardry at Bain Capital, a sorry story if ever there was one.  Here's some more information, providing more detail about one of Romney's victims at Bain, the American Pad and Paper company, or Ampad: "Ampad, an ultimately bankrupt company backed by Bain ...laid off all 250 workers at an Indiana factory it purchased in 1994 and added debt to its rolls for years after. The company went into bankruptcy in 2000, holding a debt load of more than $400 million. Bain's return on its $5 million investment was $100 million. Out of a debt load of $170 million owed to unsecured creditors, Ampad ended up paying out less than $330,000, the filings show. That amounts to two-tenths of a cent for every dollar owed in that case." There's more at the link as well as here, at Daily Kos, which helpfully makes the following point: "Mitt Romney's Bain Capital

Something We All Know

But the Republicans and the press will lie about every day from now to November.  As usual, I'm afraid, the Republican lie will win the day. From Bloomberg (via Daily Kos): "During an election-year clash over which U.S. political party has the best prescription for curing unemployment, Democrats can argue that almost two-thirds of private-sector job growth in the past five decades came with them in the White House.  The BGOV Barometer shows that since Democrat John F. Kennedy took office in January 1961, non-government payrolls in the U.S. swelled by almost 42 million jobs under Democrats, compared with 24 million for Republican presidents, according to Labor Department figures.  Democrats hold the edge though they occupied the Oval Office for 23 years since Kennedy’s inauguration, compared with 28 for the Republicans. Through April, Democratic presidents accounted for an average of 150,000 additional private-sector paychecks per month over that period, more than double

When Republicans Get a Little Too Blunt

Roger Schlafly, the son of right wing ur-pig Phyllis Schlafly, today at her website: "WASHINGTON — After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States... It is not a good thing. The immigrants do not share American values, so it is a good bet that they will not be voting Republican when they start voting in large numbers." Like Jonah Goldberg, no one would have ever heard of this stupid scum if his mother wasn't such a vicious right wing hatchet swinger.  Maybe we shouldn't take it too seriously given that he got his job from mommy, but there it is:  Not Republican- not American.  You can't get too much plainer than that.

Wingnut Wrapup

So little of note is going on in the world, that Green Eagle doesn't have much to do except to make fun of the mentally handicapped.   And here he goes: Mitt Romney:  "Only in America could a man like my dad become governor of the state in which he once sold paint from the trunk of his car." I guess when you're right, you're right.  It really would be hard to imagine anyone becoming the governor of Michigan in, say, France or England. Republican Representative Joe Pitts, in a letter to a constituent this weekend:  “With the global war against terrorism, it is now incumbent on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Yasir Arafat to clamp down on Palestinian extremists that have perpetuated violence and to restart a peace process that has collapsed.” Good plan there, Joe.  Arafat died in 2004 and Sharon has been in a coma since 2006.  All that remains for us to discover is how long Joe has been in a coma. Kevin Glass, Town Hall: 

Breitbart Readers Show Their Class

Andrew Breitbart may be dead of a "heart attack"  (we all know that Obama personally clubbed him to death with a petrified homo leg,) but his spirit lives on in the hearts of his readers.  I thought you might like to see a selection of comments from one single post about Obama's stance on gay marriage.  Remember folks, this is the training ground from which our future Jonah Goldbergs and Michelle Malkins will emerge to provide Green Eagle with fodder for his endless squawking.  So here we go: "Obama is no better than Hitler and his brown shirt thugs." Well, we expected that one, didn't we? I mean, what would a right wing comment stream be without a little added Hitler?  Still, best to get it out of the way straight off.  And here is a great literary effort: "What's wrong with being a HOMOPHOBE  ? Since when did the gays and lesbians matter in this country....anyway. Who even gives a < s**t > what they think. About 99 % of them are Far Lef

The Bible Says It!

Deuteronomy 13,20,21 (King James version): 13  If any man take a wife, and go in unto her... 20 if..the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: 21  Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die This just makes so much sense to Green Eagle.  It is in the bible, after all.  I know that all of the righteous Christians that are so obsessed about some verse in Leviticus about gays are now going to do the right thing. I am confident that Newt Gingrich will lead the way, crushing Callista to death with rocks, as he certainly had knowledge that she was not a virgin when he married her. Thanks to Tina Dupuy at Crooks and Liars for bringing this oh-so-important biblical passage to our attention.


There have been a number of stories like this one the last few days, about the Catholic hierarchy beating up on the Girl Scouts.  I know, it seems like something from Monty Python, but it is all too real, and it comes in succession to stories about the Vatican sticking it to nuns who want nothing but some measure of fairness for the people that Christ told them to care about; and on the heels also of you-know-what, which Bishops did everything they could to hide from the world. Now, I'm getting damned sick of talking about this evil institution, but I do have a question to ask:  Not believing in these sorts of things myself, I'd like someone who does believe in Satan, demons, posession and all the rest of it, how they can possibly believe that the Catholic Church hierarchy has not literally become posessed by Satan.  What else could explain this endless succession of the most bestial behavior from the Church? Oh, of course, there's the explanation that their whole rel

Political Brilliance

I just want to comment on what I believe is one of the most magnificent examples of seizing a political opportunity I have ever seen- Obama's coming out in favor of gay marriage a couple of days ago. Now, I am positive that we all knew how he really felt about the issue- he has simply spent years refusing to state it out loud, for legitimate fear of the feigned Conservative outrage that he would have to deal with. Well, here is what I think happened.  A few days ago, Obama's people learned of the imminent revelation of the ugly incident in which Romney led a sickening assault against a gay student.  Obama saw a window in which he could make his position known, and have the whole issue be reported not as the holy Romney versus the Satanic pervert Obama, but rather as the bully Romney versus the nice guy Obama.  He seized the chance, and it worked.  The story about Romney cast him in such an unappealing light, that Conservatives have been totally unable to respond with their

The Liberal Press Picks Its Side

One of an endless series of such stories, sad to say.   So, driving to work the other day, I made the mistake of thinking that maybe that bastion of liberalism, NPR, might be less annoying than the mediocre music stations here in Charleston.  What I got was a story about the fight over keeping the interest rate on student loans at 3.4%, rather than doubling it. Now, let's be perfectly clear about this.  What's going on here is that Democrats are trying to keep the interest rate low in a minor effort to see to it that people other than the children of the very rich can afford college.  Republicans are trying to do the exact opposite, not by honestly advocating raising the interest rate, but by claiming they want to keep it low, but only if Democrats will agree to savage cuts to other programs for the not-rich.  Then, when Democrats won't accede to this sort of mean-spirited punishment of the poor, Republicans claim that it is really they who were on the side of the stude

Mitt's Excellent Adventure at Bain Capital

Well, here comes the great businessman Mitt Romney, to run the country just the way he ran his company!  That, as we are going to hear incessantly, is exactly what we need to get our economy back on track, after Obama ruined it, back there in the couple of years before Obama was President.  We are going to have pounded into our heads the story that Romney's magnificent business success at Bain Capital demonstrates conclusively that the nation needs him in the White House.  Meanwhile, if the past is any indication, no one in the mainstream press is going to spend a minute trying to find out what really happened at Bain Capital as Romney made his huge fortune there.  So here is old Green Eagle to try to figure it out (pathetic, huh?), and here is what I have learned: First of all, let's set one thing straight.  People keep calling Bain a "venture capital" firm.  This is false.  Venture capitalists find enterpreneurs and finance their compainies, hoping to make money w

They're Just Competing With Each Other

To see who can possibly tell the biggest lie. And a new challenger appears: "Former Republican presidential nominee John McCain on Sunday advised presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to selected a running mate that "he knows he could trust." "The absolute most important aspect is if something happened to [Romney], would that person be well qualified to take that place?" McCain told ABC's Jake Tapper on Sunday. "I happen to believe that was the primary factor on my decision in 2008." The press has spent so many decades collaborating with the Republican party to hide its miserable relationship with the truth, that John McCain feels free to stand in front of the American people and tell this malignant whopper about why he chose the execrable demagogue Sarah Palin as his running mate; and thus saddled the entire country with her presence ever since. Where is the universal press jeering that should rightfully accompany this ludicruo

Nothing but Lies

The deliberate falsehoods from Mitt Romney continue: "Romney falsely claiming Bush had better job growth than Obama... As Paul Krugman notes in the NYT, Romney is promising 500,000 jobs a month by returning us to the economic policies of the "wonderful" Bush years. As Business Insider shows, even excluding the disastrous final year, Bush only generated an average of 65,000 jobs per month - compared to 131,000 per month under Obama. If you count everything, the number was an anemic 20,000." 20,000 jobs a month.  Just the sort of magnificent performance that shows exactly what Republican stewardship of the economy really means. Romney and the Republicans continue to fabricate a totally fictitious narrative about what happened during both the Bush and Obama administrations.  It is all they have, since no one who knows the truth would ever vote for Romney (unless, like Romney, they are massively rich, and they think that another economic collapse would never

Wingnut Wrapup

And here we go again- our little foray into America's own sinkhole of mental degeneration, otherwise known as the Republican party. Let's just start off with a perfect example of the thrust of the coming Republican presidential campaign: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit FEATURED STORY:  "Obama’s New Campaign Slogan “Forward!” Is a Hitler Youth Marching Tune" Good point there, Jim.  We get what you are trying to tell us.  Of course, "Forward" was also the name of a famous Yiddish newspaper:  Man, imagine the Nazi propaganda that must be right in front of our eyes, if only we could read Yiddish. I wonder how that fits into your theory.  Maybe people who spoke Yiddish were Nazis too.  Think about it and get back to us with your conclusions. And let's follow that offering of Jim's with possibly the most preposterous right wing lie of the month: Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit:  "Horror!… Neo-Nazi #Occupy Phoenix Protester Goes On Shooting Rampage – 5

The Republican War on Truth Takes Another Downward Step

Courtesy of the Koch Brothers' Heartland Institute.  Here is an excerpt from a press release concerning a new propaganda offensive of theirs: "The people who still believe in man-made global warming are mostly on the radical fringe of society. This is why the most prominent advocates of global warming aren't scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen."  And of course, the 99% of climate scientists who have not been bought off by energy companies, but they are hardly worth mentioning, are they?   No, it's not enough that these liars spew endless propaganda claiming that the clear science is wrong.  Now, global warming proponents are murderers and madmen. In furtherance of their claim, Heartland is contributing to our election season by erecting billboards around the country featuring Charles Manson, Ted Kaczinski, Fidel Castro, Osama Bin Laden, and who knows who else before they are done, as the world's foremost proponents of global warming the

Gutless Worm

Ted Nugent, talking about his recent run-in with the Secret Service (and no, they weren't trying to buy his sexual services): "I feel sorry for liberals who can be that brain dead as to take a clear statement of fear on my part and turn it into a threat against somebody else," Nugent explained." Fear.  Little baby Teddie was afraid!  The guy who didn't think Hillary and Obama had anything to be afraid of when he waved an M16 around and threatened to shoot it off in their mouths.  The guy who feels free to strut around on stage and threaten the life of the President.  Teddie is afraid.  Of what?  Who in God's name knows?  Does he think things are going to finally catch up with him and the Government is going to put him in prison for degrading the world of popular music?  Or does he think they might rub him out because he is a gigantic right wing asshole? Well, let me tell you what, you whiny baby, if the government does start doing that, there are so ma

Stories We Don't Want To Know Any More About

Today's edition: "Parasites wage war against zombie-ant fungus" If this isn't a pitch for a movie, I'm covering my ears.

Creative Revisionism Continues

And here is a new blast from Colin Powell: "Colin Powell says his erroneous address to the United Nations about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction provides a lesson to business leaders on the importance of staying skeptical and following their intuition. “Yes, a blot, a failure will always be attached to me and my UN presentation,” the former U.S. secretary of state writes in a new book of leadership parables that draws frequently on his Iraq war experience. “I am mad mostly at myself for not having smelled the problem. My instincts failed me.”  Well, here is what I have to say about this particular load of crap.  I remember watching Powell deliver this address on TV, and I remember knowing as he was saying it that it was nothing but a pack of lies.  And I'm no expert.  Anyone who listened to what Powell had to say and really paid attention to it must have seen through it instantly.  Powell knew he was lying when he delivered that address, and he knows he is lying

Flip Flopper?

I want to correct a false impression left when people refer to Mitt Romney as a "flip-flopper." This term implies that someone is a person of weak convictions who changes his beliefs whenever it is convenient. Sorry, folks, Mitt Romney doesn't have any beliefs.  He doesn't flip-flop.  He tells whatever lie he thinks will serve his purpose at the time.  None of it represents a shred of reflection or conviction.  None of it represents anything more than what he thinks will get himself what he wants. Like the Mitt Romney who will destroy companies and their employees to make himself rich, he doesn't give a damn what damage he does to others as long as he enriches himself; and as a politician he cares no more for truth and falsity than he cares about other people's jobs. Like I said, that's not a flip-flopper, it's a liar.