Showing posts from November, 2013

Wingnut Wrapup

Today's Wingnut Wrapup is respectfully dedicated to Steven Joshua Dinkle, who was arrested with his mother for cross burning in black neighborhoods.  Steven claims to be a former Exalted Cyclops of the Klan.  Apparently, you can reach that position of great responsibility but still have to have mommy along to commit crimes.  Here's Steven, giving what I assume is a secret Klan signal to his many followers: Attractive, no?  Really, it's not so different from the rest of the belligerent garbage that the right continually pumps out for the benefit of Green Eagle.  Well, on with the idiocy. The great Conservative outrage over the last few days may have escaped your attention.  It's the current Obama Administration plot to attack the Catholic Church by closing our embassy to the Vatican!  Here is a (very small) sample of the anger swirling around the wingnut world about this: Washington Times:  "Obama’s call to close Vatican embassy is ‘slap in the face’ to Roma

Rick Strikes Out

You may remember (not that I would know why) that Rick Santorum was hired last winter to be the head of Echolite Studios, a right wing Christian company that was going to make a huge impression on the film world.  Well, I'm pleased to announce that their first film, an action-packed epic entitled "The Christmas Candle." Whoops- it was a huge flop, doing about a million in its first two weeks, after a production cost estimated at about $7 million.  It thus follows in the tradition of a host of other right wing movies, most notably "Atlas Shrugged," which involves briefly circling the drain before vanishing from sight.  Of course, I've rarely seen a one sheet that makes a film look more boring: But then, I have no doubt that it accurately represents this ninth-rate production.  That's what you get, I suppose, when you hire a failed right wing politician to make movies.  Even Goebbels did better than this piece of trash: Well, better luck next time

Wingnut Wrapup

Let's just hop to it with one of the dumbest things I've ever heard: Courtney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Sigh: The Media Still Thinks the Obamas Are Celebrities" How could they think that, when, actually, no one knows who they are, right?.  Here's a little more from Courtney: "Us Weekly...published a flowery piece on Obama the day before the presidential election last year after asking him to reveal “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me.” The editors made sure to include the following note: Us also asked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, 65, to submit a "25 Things" list, but he declined. Yeah, maybe that’s because he was too busy trying to act presidential." "Trying to act presidential."  Yup, that just about sums things up.  Trying and failing.  Unlike Obama, who doesn't have to try to act Presidential, because he is the President.  When Obama wants to act Presidential he just has Osama bin Laden killed, or mak

Going Nuclear

My two cents about filibuster reform: To understand how essential this is, how it should have been done long ago, you have to start with Richard Nixon and the appointment of William Rehnquist to the Supreme Court.  When Nixon had a chance to appoint a Supreme Court justice, his initial choice was an unrepentant Southern racist named Clement Haynsworth.  The Democrats justifiably would not have this and the Senate rejected him.  Next was a equally bad Southern Racist, Harold Carswell.  He too was rejected by the Senate.  Following these rejections, Nixon wised up slightly and decided to appoint a non-Southern racist, an Arizona resident with a history of active voter suppression activities directed toward minorities- William Rehnquist.  By that time, the Senate, fatigued by the previous two battles, gave in and let Nixon have his way. The Republicans learned a lot from this incident.  What they learned was that a long term strategy of belligerently promoting hard right wing judicial can

Equal Justice American Style

We learned yesterday that a Republican Congressman was convicted recently of possession of three and a half grams of cocaine.  His punishment: one year of probation and a $200 fine. Just like you or I would get, right?

It's Getting Closer- Step by Step

Here's a Facebook post that makes good reading, courtesy of Crooks and Liars: "We now have authority to shoot Obama, i.e., to kill him. His willful violations and alienation of our Constitution, constant disregard for our peaceful protests and corruption of all the three branches of government, (i.e., rogue and illegitiimate government), reveal the dictator that he is. Obama and his co-conspirators disrespect our Constitution (constitutional rule of law) and abuse the American people. The authority to kill Obama comes from the 2nd Amendment of our Constitution: He is levying war on the United States and aiding and comforting our foreign enemies -- the 2nd Amendment gives us the right and duty (authority) to engage an enemy of the United States that does so with the design to reduce us under absolute Despotism. I would be very surprised, if Obama does not leave Washington DC today (Nov. 19th) ...never to return, if he is not dead within the month. PLEASE JOIN US AT CHRISTIA

The Revolution Marches On

You don't think I'm done beating up on the right wingers for their staggering failure yesterday, do you?  Not if you know Green Eagle you don't.  So, let's dive right in. World Net Daily featured an amazing article today about the start of their revolution, with many pictures, not one of which showed the "crowd" of 100 that showed up, for some reason.  In fact, they seem to have not one second thought or feeling of shame at falling so far short of their prediction that millions would attend.  However, it did have some comments about the event: "Crowd declares '2nd Revolution' outside White House Calls for Obama's resignation: 'We the People have had enough!' A George Washington impersonator read from the stage a revised Declaration of Independence composed by organizers. "Mister Obama and his collaborators," the man declared, should be personally responsible for the national debt." That must have been quite somethin

Nothing to See Here- Move Along

The Italian island of Sardinia just had a storm drop 17.3 inches of rainfall in ninety minutes.  Hey, that's normal enough, right?

Too Pathetic to Ridicule

As you know, I have been waiting with anticipation for today, the day that Larry Klayman has been promising for months that the massive crowd of millions that he would assemble on this date in front of the White House would drive Obama from office, end the Federal Government's right to control the States, etc. etc. etc. and basically destroy the United States as we know it: "Obama's reckoning to come on November 19! Klayman Calls for the Masses to Force Resignation of Convicted President Last Wednesday, the great usurper, Barack Hussein Obama, after having been indicted by an Ocala, Florida citizens' grand jury, was convicted by a people's court of defrauding the American people...The day of reckoning has come. Obama, having failed to plead in response to the indictment that was served upon him, waived his right to a jury trial. Thumbing his nose at We the People, as the citizens' prosecutor, I appeared before a citizens' court judge and presented evide

Georgie Porgie Pudding and Pie

Points guns at the girls and makes them cry. Boy, I hope there are some ex-jurors in Florida tonight that have the decency to feel like the assholes they are.

Independence Day!

No, not that one.   This one: I hope you people have not forgotten that this season's long series of Washington Rallies to Bring Down the Democrats is finally ready to reach its culmination this Tuesday, with Larry Klayman's heralded new Independence day: "Two hundred thirty-seven years after the original Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, in my hometown of Philadelphia, we are again at the threshold of revolution, and indeed this revolution will begin on our new independence day, Nov. 19, 2013, when the Reclaim America Now Coalition, supported by the masses who are being summoned to Washington, D.C., that day, reads our renewed Declaration of Independence at a demonstration across from the White House beginning at 10 a.m. in Lafayette Park." At that time, demands will be presented to the government.  Among them are that Obama must resign and submit to a ten year prison sentence ordered by a "Citizens' Grand Jury" organized

Obama's Catastrophe

The left has not even begun to accept the colossal failure that the Obama administration has foisted off on the nation with the miserable roll out of Obamacare.  I've heard so many progressives saying, "hey, it's not so bad, it'll all be over soon."  I've listened to Randi Rhodes and Stephanie Miller utterly rejecting the notion that this is a disaster, with Randi even resorting to that stupid cliche about Obama playing eleven-dimensional chess with the Republicans.  Well, they are dead wrong.  Obama has truly hurt not just the Democrats, but the country with his failure- with a three year lead time- to see to it that Obamacare worked adequately on rollout.  And since no one else is willing to do it, I will now explain why. First, let me do away with one trivial Democratic talking point that I keep hearing:  that the rollout of the Bush prescription drug benefit didn't go any better.  Well, that was ten years ago, and ten years amounts to centuries in in

Wingnut Wrapup

Sher Zieve, Renew America:  "Obama says no more more choice" Aah, Sher, one of our favorites here.  Giving people healthcare equals no more healthcare.  And, as the Red Queen might have said, if you can buy into that one, they can sell you anything. And a little bit more insanity from Renew America: Tabitha Korol, Renew America:  "Ask any American to write the date (of Kristallnacht), and he'll write November 9 or 11/9. Ask any European to write the same date and he will write 9 November or 9/11. You see, the rest of the world always puts the day first, followed by the month; therefore, the date was 9/11. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was and Islamists are generally great admirers of Hitler and both cultures assign particular significance to special seasons and anniversaries. Kristallnacht began on November 9 (written as 9/11) and the World Trade Center was bombed by Islamists on 9/11. I suspect this was not a coincidence, but a deliberate choice."

No Posts

I just wanted to take a moment to talk about why I have been posting almost nothing lately.  Man, could there be a more disgusting, boring time in American politics?  The Republicans have now perfected their ability to prevent the government from doing a single decent thing, and the Democrats, cowering in the corner as usual, won't even take the simplest actions (i.e. filibuster reform) to set things back on an even keel.  So, our country continues to lurch toward oblivion. And in the meantime, our President sees to it that the rollout of his signature achievement is  a colossal failure, for which (sorry, guys) there is no real excuse, and which has utterly erased the polling bump the Democrats got when Republicans tried to destroy representative government a few weeks ago. I've been talking about endless aspects of this problem for years, as have many others who can see what is happening right in front of them.  Of course, telling the truth is a guaranteed way to find yo

How To Tell a Real Woman Foreign Reporter from a Fox News-Style One

Real- Christianne Amanpour:  Fake-Lara Logan, of the recent Benghazi humiliation: Get the difference? Hint for the slow learners:  If you can't imagine Walter Cronkite wearing something like they are, be a tiny bit suspicious. Bigger hint:  Real reporting is not done with your breasts.  Get it now?

Our Liberal Press, Chapter Ten Thousand

So by now we've all heard about CBS' show 60 Minutes having a lying right wing hack on their show to spread a completely fabricated story about Benghazi, which enabled the usual right wing maniacs to erupt again in a frenzy of false attacks on the Obama administration; and we have heard how easy it was for even semi-serious investigators to prove that the story was totally false.  We have heard how this malicious liar was, in return for this smear job, given a deal by Threshold Editions (owned by CBS) to publish his fallacious account of Benghazi. The book has now been " withdrawn:" after it had done its job of spreading this phony narrative of the events in Benghazi, written in the first person by someone who turns out to have never been there during the attack: "The publisher for Dylan Davies, the source of "60 Minutes" controversial Benghazi report, announced on Friday that they are pulling his book "in light of information" brought t

Wingnut Wrapup

I want to start things off today with an article at Renew America by some human maggot by the name of Gina Miller, which pretty much lays out the thinking of the Cruz- Gohmert wing of the Republican party these days: 'U.S. military could stop Obama, so he's destroying it... Obama has already packed his administration with homosexuals, and he has also shoved the radical homosexual agenda onto our military with his successful campaign to remove the 1993 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which never should have been put in place to begin with. Our military, from its founding – prior to President Clinton – forbade homosexuals from serving, period. It should have remained that way..." Well, there's a lot more along these lines, but let's cut to the chase here: " At what point should they stand up against the anti-constitutional lawlessness of this administration? Do they have a duty to defend the Obama regime in its criminal behavior? Do they not ha

How Do These People Keep Their Jobs

Or not just slit their own throats out of shame, after taking money to write something like this.  Today's example, Richard Cohen, who got paid by the Washington Post to write as follows: "I sometimes think I have spent years unlearning what I learned earlier in my life. For instance…slavery was not a benign institution in which mostly benevolent whites owned innocent and grateful blacks. Slavery was a lifetime’s condemnation to an often violent hell in which people were deprived of life, liberty and, too often, their own children." So Richard Cohen somehow forgot- forgot! that slavery was bad, and came to believe that it was a "benign institution" run by "benevolent whites" who just happened to believe that God gave them the right to own other humans.  And it took going to a movie to remind him of the truth!  Because otherwise he would have never figured it out on his own, or learned enough about our history to know the truth! Why do I spend

Today's Secession News

Almost blotted from the mainstream press by the East Coast elections yesterday was the fact that Coloradans in 11 counties decided to have themselves an electoral tantrum and vote to secede from the State. How did that work out?  Well, the residents of five counties actually voted to secede:  Cheyenne, Phillips, Kit Carson, Washington and Yuma.  These five counties have a grand total of 29,405 residents (as of the 2010 census) or just over 1/2 of 1% of the population of Colorado. The only county that really mattered in this whole nonsense was Weld County, home to the city of Greeley, and with a population of 252,825, far bigger than all of the rest of the secessionists put together.  In Weld County, voters crushed the bid for a new State by a vote of 58% to 42%. The measure managed to win a total of 38,323 yes votes.  By comparison, a State Marijuana tax initiative has already gotten 650,000 yes votes with about 1,000,000 votes counted. Naturally, this did not result in any int

Well, They Sort of Have a Point

"Republican Governors Association: Christie Win Shows GOP Can Win In Every State" Yeah, all they have to do is nominate someone marginally sane. Don't hold your breath, guys.

Why Insurance Companies Should Be Crushed, Not Regulated

The latest phony horror story about Obamacare concerns one Dianne Barrette, who is about to lose her current insurance policy because of Obamacare.  Dianne was on CBS moaning about losing her current plan and being forced into a more expensive one, and then has made her way all over the media.  “What I have right now is what I’m happy with,” Barrette said, demanding to know why she couldn't keep it. Well, here are some of the details of what Dianne's current "insurance" plan covered: Hospitalization:  Nothing Prescriptions:  $15.00 Doctor's appointments:  $50.00 Outpatient services:  $50.00 for the following: mammography, osteoporosis screening, diabetes self-management, and complications from pregnancy- other than that, forget it.  If you need an MRI, for example, which can cost thousands- you're on your own. Sad to say, my family has had some experience with health care costs over the last few years.  If you can't figure it out for yourself, let

A Couple of Things Not Worthy of News Coverage

So, the Republicans were alive with excitement the last couple of weeks about a 60 minutes report featuring a person who described being at the scene of the Benghazi shootings, climbing over a 12 foot wall, clubbing Al Qaida guys with his rifle butt, etc; and building a case that Obama and Hillary failed totally in their response to the incident.  Naturally, this was picked up with enthusiasm by the right wing blogosphere.  Here are a few samples: World Net Daily:  "'60 Minutes' contradicts State's key Benghazi claim...Hillary's report denied forces delayed by orders to wait" The Blaze:  "’60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report Blames White House — Was ‘Planned, Sophisticated’ Attack on ‘Barely Protected American Compound’ Legal Insurrection:  "60 Minutes confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and you’ve been lied to...60 Minutes had an absolutely devastating report on the Obama administration’s failure to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens and other America

My Horoscope for Today

" You're getting the respect you know you deserve -- you should start to see the signs by midday at the latest. Your terrific personal energy helps you to take it all in stride, but things are certainly on the right course." Maybe my mother lied to me about what month I was born in.

Harry Fumbles the Ball Again

I suppose by now you have seen that the (very proper) decision by a Texas judge to throw out Texas' latest blatantly illegal attempt to crush abortion providers was promptly overturned by a Federal appeals court, all three of whose miserable, corrupt judges were appointed by George W. Bush.  We'll leave aside the fact that letting George W. Bush pick federal judges makes about as much sense as letting your parrot repair the brakes on your car.  What I want to focus on here is the fact that, since Richard Nixon's experience with getting the open racist William Rehnquist on the Supreme Court, the Republican party has engaged in a continuous and systematic campaign to appoint as many far-right, corrupt, corporate owned Federal judges as possible, while using every stalling tactic possible to prevent Democratic Presidents from appointing any judges, no matter how moderate (as the ones chosen by Obama have invariably been.  Where, for example, is an appointment going to Lawrence

Chart for Today

Green Eagle has had some busy times at work, and then a computer failure at home, which have kept his squawking to a minimum the last few days.  All corrected now.  Here's a chart that I got from Daily Ko s that says so much: I added the pink blocks to show the Reagan-Bush I and Bush II presidencies, just in case you're interested.  I don't have anything else to say about this, because I (and everyone else on the left) have said it so many times before.