Showing posts from May, 2013

Wingnut Wrapup

Man, the wingnuts were howling today.  It's not often any more that I can get a whole Wingnut Wrapup from a single day's idiocy, but here goes.  And a particular shout out to the guys and gals at Town Hall, who were really off the deep end: Ann Coulter, Town Hall:  "Send Us Your Violent Bigots, Yearning to Butcher Our Citizens" How about we just send a couple to you, Ann? Brent Bozell, Town Hall:  "One Man's Hitler Fascination" This particularly disgusting post is a smear of John F. Kennedy, based on something he supposedly said sometime in the 1930's.  I love things like this because they really show how little right wingers can find to complain about regarding today's Democrats. Dennis Prager, Town Hall:  "The 'Muslims-Killed-by-the-West' Lie...Throughout the Muslim and leftist worlds it is believed -- and our children are taught this at college -- that America, the UK. and other countries are targeted by Muslims because we kill

Ding, Dong, Another Witch is Dead

Sad to say, I suspect that this has more to do with the six or seven investigations swirling around her at the moment, than any hope that she finally realized what an evil person she is.  And more sad to say, Michelle has become so toxic that I suspect that a new wacko candidate in her insane right wing district will actually have a better chance to hold on to her seat than she does.  So, there is nothing in the big picture that offers much to feel positive about here. Still, thank heaven for small favors.  With the likes of Louie Gohmert, Ted Cruz, James Inhofe, etc. still around, even the disappearance of a small pest is welcome.  And man, am I sick of seeing her polluting our national discourse with her malicious idiocy.

The Real Thought Processes of the Right Revealed Again

I want to preface this little piece with a recent quote by John Fund, a well known Conservative spokesman: "Why Are Liberals So Rude to the Right?...All too often the difference between left and right in what should be “polite circles” is quite sharply drawn. Conservatives think liberals have bad ideas and liberals think conservative are bad people." Right.  Below is a perfect example of Conservatives not being "rude" to the right. I must add as a further preface that I am sorry for subjecting people to this, but I believe it is so important that we know just what we are dealing with in this country.  This is a post from a website called, which caters to the reasonable, decent Americans on the right which we have come to know so well.  As usual, I can't resist adding a few comments of my own. "While our consulate in Benghazi was attacked during the night of September 11 of last year, our fearless leader was allegedly hiding away somewhere

Thanks for the Opinion, Roman.

"Roman Polanski Thinks the Birth Control Pill 'Masculinized' Women" I guess that's why you had to have sex with 13 year old girls, Roman.  Now, go fuck yourself.  At least that will keep your hands off of any more little girls, since you apparently can't handle real women.


"Nearly half of Americans say that growing marijuana should be legal, and even more support legalizing the growing of hemp, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov Poll . The online poll found that 47 percent said it should be legal to grow marijuana"   Well, at least we've finally found that 47% of Americans who are lazy, indigent moochers that Romney was always talking about.

Wingnut Wrapup

I've got to do something with my Memorial Day weekend, right?  Michelle Bachmann:  "And I think before his second term is over, we're going to see a miracle before our eyes, I believe God is going to answer our prayers and we'll be freed from the yoke of Obamacare. I believe that's going to happen and we saw step one last week with the repeal of Obamacare in the House." Michelle, actually we've seen steps one through thirty seven with the thirty seven times the House has "repealed" Obamacare.  God sure does work in mysterious ways, doesn't he, since presumably if this is what he wants, he could have made it work the first time. Nicholas Ballasay, PJ Media:  "Chaffetz Clarifies Impeachment Call to PJM: ‘We’re Not to That Point Yet’" Yet.  Not yet.  Soon, though. Laurie Roth, Renew America:  "So many reasons to impeach and try Obama for treason...Evil comes in all colors..." No it doesn't, Laurie, not to you people.  F

Hatred, American Style

The face of America today? A while back, I used to spend more time dissecting the entire contents of various right wing articles that particularly aroused my ire.  Maybe my outrage has dwindled, or maybe I've just gotten lazy, but for that last couple of years, I've mainly left such things to blogs that specialize in that sort of thing, like Sadly No or World-O-Crap.   Here, however, is one piece, by Michelle Malkin, that got to me.  Let me remind you that Michelle Malkin is not just any old right wing loon; she has been carefully trained since her college days at the alleged Ivy League institution, Dartmouth, to spread Republican lies, and she has paid off their investment many times over.  Well, on to her latest contemptible pack of lies and racist fear-mongering: "Gird your loins, America. President Obama intends to empty out Guantanamo Bay and send scores of suspected Muslim terror operatives back to their jihadist-coddling native countries. Goaded by anti-wa

It Only Makes Sense

This news today: "Gohmert: Force Women to Give Birth to Fetuses With 'No Brain Activity'  Where else do you think he's going to get people to vote for him?

Tea Party Watch

Hard at work again!  Some of you may know that Tuesday was supposed to be the day the Tea Party re-emerged as a mighty force* in electoral politics.  Here is a notice about the great day, from our old friend, Jim Hoft:** I thought that it would be a good idea to check in on several of these events, to see how they did.  So, here are some pictures, from various cities. Now, I know that it is generally impossible to get all of the attendees at a demonstration in a picture at one time, but still, these were all taken by Tea Partiers themselves, and presumably offer a pretty good clue of how big these national demonstrations really were: Well, Green Eagle (apparently having nothing constructive to do this week) took each of these photos and counted the visible people in them.  They're pretty low resolution, so I may be off by a little here, but where I couldn't tell whether something was a person, I gave the teabaggers the benefit of the doubt.  Here's th

Why the Scandal Outbreak?

A lot of people have been speculating about why the Republicans suddenly decided to ramp up their scream machine about three nonexistent scandals all at once.  I thought at first that this might represent the start of a massive campaign to tar all Democrats as evil, in the run up to the 2014 Congressional races. This may have been in their minds, but I think I now have a better answer. An examination of Republican behavior the last couple of years tells me that the Republicans were planning to base their entire campaign on the budget deficit, simultaneously doing everything they could to prevent the economy from improving, and screeching continuously that the Democrats were to blame.  This position, of course, was not a serious one, but was intended solely to justify their attempts to force "austerity" on the country; this term actually meaning taking more and more from ordinary people and giving it to the real Republican base- the hyper-rich. Unfortunately, their great c

Laugh of the Day

From Daily Kos :  "It's pretty much official: Harry Reid will wait until July to have the big fight with Republicans over the filibuster." Sure.  He'll wait until July.  He'll wait until Hell freezes over.  Who could believe for a second  that Harry Reid will ever summon up the courage, or the respect for democracy, to stand up to Republicans?  This guy is probably the worst majority leader in a century.  He's proven it again and again, and the likelihood that he is going to figure out what his job is in the next two months is approximately zero.

Wingnut Wrapup

It never stops. Let's just start out today with this stirring declaration: "An open letter to the Supreme Court of the United States of America SUBMITTED BY A FRIEND OF RENEW AMERICA — We the People, by the authority vested in us by the Declaration of Independence and secured as unalienable rights by the laws of the U.S. Constitution, do hereby respectfully request the Supreme Court of the United States uphold and defend........." Well, I guess that was enough of that, huh?  No sense making you lapse into a coma this early in my post. Twitchy:  ‘They’re gonna look good next to us’: President Prop-aganda recruits Marines to hold umbrellas" Yes, this is one of the current Conservative outrages- President Obama had a Marine hold an umbrella for him.  God, will the indignities never stop? Town Hall:  "BREAKING: House votes to repeal Obamacare 229-195" For the 37th time, with a collective cost estimated to be about $45 million.  Result: nothing. 

Not One Cent for Tribute

I've been watching the massive devastation of the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma yesterday and today.  Before we get around to sending them any money, I hope that people will keep in mind that both of their Senators and four of their six Representatives voted against the final Hurricane Sandy relief package.  And those two Senators, Inhofe and Coburn, are right at the front of the corrupt anti-global warming pack that is guaranteeing that things like this happen more and more as time goes on. Call me insensitive, or any other name you want to use.  I'm tired of having them stab us in the back every time and then come around whining that we are horrible people if we don't give them whatever they want.  Let the folks from Oklahoma who keep electing these evil people fix their own God damned State.

An Iraq Story

Saddam Hussein- a terrible, blody dictator, yes.  But also a man who saw that a greater portion of his country's wealth went to useful causes than in any other Arab country.  He oversaw the building of the best infrastructure in the Arab world, the best educational system, the most universal health care.  Women and non-Muslims enjoyed greater opportunities and security than in any other Mideastern country (Israel excepted, of course.) Saddam is gone now, and all of the above has vanished too.  Iraq seems about to descend into sectarian warfare which will crush the lives and hopes of a large part of its people, largely thanks to the American aggression that destroyed civil society in that country.  I think it is time to talk about how this mess of a country came to be in this state.   It is a story that few people in the U.S. have any knowledge of, but it is an interesting one. The current country of Iraq is made up of three Vilayets, or provinces, of the now almost forgotten Ot

Why The United States Is About To Fall to Fascism

In one short lesson: President of the United States (falsely) accused of altering Benghazi story for some sort of unexplainable political advantage:  Penalty, impeachment. Republicans actually caught forging documents about Benghazi for the purpose of destroying the President:  Penalty, nothing.

Just More to Complain About

Miscellaneous nonsense from the last couple of days: A. The Deficit Now that the deficit is shrinking rapidly, what do you think will be the Republicans' response? a.  Hey, we don't actually need to screw poor people and old people any more. b. It's time for another tax cut for the rich! Take a guess!  If you're wrong, you get a 6" railroad spike through your ear.  Not that it will make much difference- if you choose a, you obviously don't have a brain. B. The Real IRS Scandal The real IRS scandal is that all of the synthetic, funded-by-the-rich Teabagger groups, and Karl Rove's money factory, and all of the rest of the bogus organizations organized for the sole purpose of electing Republicans, were not immediately stripped of their tax exempt status, and the people who submitted the legal forms asking for that status imprisoned for perjury.  And this includes the Catholic Church and all of the many evangelical churches around the country that

Lies and the Lying Liars

This is absolutely astounding news.  As everyone who isn't hibernating in a cave must know, the Obama administration has been the victim of an endless series of Republican claims that it has lied about what happened in Benghazi, with many Republicans calling for Obama's impeachment for these alleged lies.  Now, we learn this , from CBS News: "MAJOR GARRETT: Scott, Republicans have claimed that the State Department under Hillary Clinton was trying to protect itself from criticism. The White House released the real e-mails late yesterday and here’s what we found when we compared them to the quotes that had been provided by Republicans. One e-mail was written by Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes. On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes. “We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation.” But it turns out, in the

Wingnut Wrapup

Yeah.  Again. Katie Kieffer, Town Hall:  "Journalists Must Be Bulldogs...What happened to the bulldogs in the media? When it came to covering the Benghazi terrorist attack, the media sounded like a pack of Chihuahuas." Katie, when a bulldog bites into something, it makes sure that the target has some meat on it.  Think about it.  Bulldogs don't waste their time chewing on nothing. Town Hall:  "MSNBC: Yeah, Benghazi Could Lead to Impeachment for Obama" The way Republicans behave, sneezing in front of a microphone could lead to impeachment for Obama.  Or shooting a jump shot., wait a minute- Green Eagle could get caught up in this and spend the whole day on it. Daniel Horowitz, Red State:  "This is a Scandal We Must Not Let Slide" Which one this time, Daniel?  On second thought, who cares? Anita Crane, Renew America:  "Downfall coming through coalition of Islamists and Marxists?" Don't forget the lizard people from o