Showing posts from June, 2015

The Wisdom of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz speaking about Karl Rove: "I never imagined that his response would be a straight-out falsehood."   I can't even figure out a way to make fun of that.

Do They Ever Think

how utterly lame and idiotic they look to the rest of us? Today's exhibit:  Harold Covington, whose writings apparently had a big effect on Dylann Roof: I guess that a lot of people thought Hitler was a fool too, until he took over Germany, but I'm betting that this is not the guy who is going to lead the next Aryan revolution.  And I love the Haroldjugund member there, and a guy that I think I remember from some Monty Python skits.

They're Not Giving Up Yet

The Confederate flag huggers are apparently not quite ready to pack it in.  Here they are, in Dalton, Georgia, showing their mighty force, and also showing how they normally end up.  Video with an excellent voiceover: Courtesy of Crook and Liars.

Confederate Might on the March!

In keeping with Green Eagle's long tradition of bringing you the most up to date information on the great Conservative tide that is sweeping the country (right back into the 16th century,) here is a demonstration held today at the South Carolina State Capitol, supporting the importance of seeing to it that the American Swastika remains a vital symbol of our country's values: Hmm, let's see... it's a little hard to tell because so many people are kind of obscured by their sacred symbol, but I'd put the attendance at about 30.  TEH REVOLUTION IS ON THE MARCH!!!!!!1!!11!!!!11!!! Oh, and later, some woman took it upon herself to just shimmy up the pole and cut the damned thing down.  Finally,  a sensible response to all of this.

Wingnut Wrapup

You just know it's going to be good times for hunters of right wing delusion, over the next few days.  So, let's get to work: And first a new height in malignant abuse from the Christian right: Cortney O'Brien, Town Hall:  "Texas Gov Bars Planned Parenthood From State Cancer Screening Program...All the good pro-life news seems to be coming from Texas lately.   While Planned Parenthood supporters can’t fathom why the governor would be so cruel as to bar the organization from a program that provides health screenings to women, the necessity to do so comes down to one word: abortion" Because of course it does.  Because it's so "pro-life" to let people die of cancer in order to push your lunatic religious agenda.  Because if they have to temporarily ease up on manipulating the Dylann Roofs of this world to murder for Jesus, they have to find another way to kill.  Because that's just the kind of people they are. Katie Pavlich, Town Hall:  &qu

Oh, That Will Help With the Confederate Flag

So, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina says that they need to wait to consider removing the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State Capitol, because people need time to heal. You know what, Governor Haley?  We've been giving you Southern traitors 150 years of "time to heal" from the Civil War, and you know what we've gotten?  If you are not sure, ask the people at that black church in Charleston. How much "time to heal" are we expected to wait before we can remove the American Swastika from your State Capitol?  Another 150 years?  1,000 years?  Or just until the rest of us give up and let you have your slaves back? Well, screw you.  As far as I am concerned, the "time to heal" you get is enough time to cut that damned thing down and be done with it.  More than that, and we will know that you are a traitor too. Update:  So, she caved, along with a lot of other Republican demagogues.  Is there a person in the country that thinks t

The Lost Cause

It should, unfortunately, be obvious to all of us that, no matter what barbarities are perpetrated on us by out of control, violent haters with guns, the Republican party is so in thrall to their corporate masters that there is never, in the foreseeable future, going to be a chance to stop them from polluting our country with more and more guns, in the hands of people so out of control that they shouldn't be allowed to own a slingshot.  So, if we are to have any hope of a better society, we must turn to something different.  This is my suggestion for how to do it, or at least a necessary way to start. We need to attack the grotesque irrationality that has allowed an endless succession of malicious  notions to flourish on the right.  They start with things like denying the existence climate change or Keynesian economics, subjects which require some degree of knowledge to understand, and are, consequently easy prey for liars. And once people get accustomed to believing the word of co

A Whole Wingnut Wrapup in One Post

And by whom else, but the Dumbest Man on the Internet, Jim Hoft? "Like a Typical Leftist...Mass murdered Dylann Storm Root is sounding more and more like a typical disgruntled leftist." Uh huh.  A leftist. Yeah, that's what he is.  Wanting to start a new civil war, repeating the most worn out attacks on Jews, raving on and on about how worthless black people are...a typical leftist, for sure.  Well, thanks, Jim.  After that, Green Eagle doesn't have to ever do another thing to document how truly deranged and evil the American right is.

And Yeah, This Hits a Little Close to Home for Me

Yeah, I lived in Charleston, SC.  Here's a map showing where I lived, and the church where this massacre took place: Just a few minutes' walk, from my 1710 carriage house, down a street filled with historic buildings, and there you are- a location that became historic this week, thanks to all the white haters in this country who got together to enable this guy to believe that what he did made total sense.

You're Right About That One, Lindsay

Lindsay Graham, proud resident of the State of South Carolina, and current candidate for the Republican nomination to run for President, speaking about the Confederate flag: "this is part of who we are." You're God Damned right about that one, you filthy racist.  That's who you are- a treasonous, violent hater that constantly spouts in public about religion without it ever occurring to him that the religion he claims to be a part of supposedly has no room for hatred in it; a guy who preens himself on his "patriotism" without it ever occurring to him that patriotism and glorifying a vicious, murderous rebellion area  little inconsistent.  But that doesn't disqualify you from running for President, because that is what every single Republican in the country is.  They love you for being as filled with hate and lies as they are themselves. Deal with that, you disgusting piece of garbage.

Just a Crazy Guy

I have to repeat something which pretty much has to be said after every one of these all-too-common incidents like the white hater today who killed nine black people, apparently because he thought it would start a race war. We know that any reasoning about this is about to be drowned out in a maelstrom of screaming that this is about nothing but a crazy guy, and maybe some bad parents.  This is not true at all.  At least since the Russian Nihilists in the mid-nineteenth century, there has been a pattern to these terrorist activities, involving two groups of people.  The first are the inciters, people with some degree of prominence who preach a gospel of hatred and violence.  They will, of course, make perfectly sure that they are never in the line of fire.  Among their ranks we find such characters as Gerry Adams from the IRA, and his Protestant alter ego, Ian Paisley, Yasir Arafat, who died a billionaire while the people he incited were blown to pieces, the Serbian generals who stok

Sorry, There's Something Wrong With This Guy

I mean, really.  Normal people don't look like this.

Failing Up...or down...or something

This vitally interesting news : "Another key departure sees Mark Penn leave Microsoft in September. Penn was the main driving force behind Microsoft’s highly criticized Scroogled campaign. Penn says he is leaving Microsoft to form a private equity fund, but his departure could see him rejoin the political world ahead of the the upcoming presidential campaigns." Translation:  Having once again utterly failed, as he has at everything he ever did, Mark Penn now moves on to a more sure-fire way to con people out of their money in return for nothing. Is it too early to start referring to Mark Penn as the male Carly Fiorina?

Racism Is Dead In the U.S.

Particularly in the South. "CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an assault authorities described as a hate crime." I'm sure he was just standing his ground.

Hey, This Idea Might Work!

You know, Jeb's idea of replacing every inconvenient fact of his life history with an exclamation point.  I expect to see others trying this out in future political bids: See how well this is going? And I bet you never knew that Sauron's first name was Louie.  See how that humanizes him? Well, it's just one more great idea contributed to the American people by our favorite family of war criminals.  I hope you appreciate it.


He's running for President, and he can't even mention his last name.  You've got to love it.

The Republican Gotterdammerung

There have been a number of stories in the last few days about the "war" between the Republican National Committee and the Koch brothers.  As usual, none of them seem to understand what is really happening. In reading the details below, please remember Lenin's line about capitalists selling their enemies the rope needed to hang them.  Of course, Lenin thought the enemies would come from the left, not the right; he never understood that people who pay for free health care, free education, and fair pay for all, can't afford a war against the guys who put their money into all the guns.  But someone can. Details below. From an article a couple of days ago in the Washington Post: "For years, Republicans have been fighting to empower people like the Kochs and increase their political power, and now the Kochs may end up swallowing the Republican Party itself. This current dispute is about whether Republican candidates for office will use the RNC’s voter file to

More Sovereign Citizen Garbage

I like to keep an eye on the Sovereign Citizens, one of the most active terrorist groups in the country, and particularly adept at killing police.  Here's another one, albeit a little ways north, in Canada: "Two Canadian Officers Shot, One Fatally, During Encounter with Antigovernment ‘Sovereign Citizen’...One police officer was killed and a second wounded in a fiery standoff when officers tried to serve a criminal warrant at the Edmonton, Alberta, home of a man believed to be an antigovernment “sovereign citizen.” After the Monday shooting, the home burst into flames and burned to the ground, apparently with the suspect, Norman Walter Raddatz, 42, still inside. Police found one body in the burned ruins." And on a rather less serious note, here is a wonderful video, taken by a Sovereign Citizen in Texas, of his encounter with a policeman: If you need any further proof to realize what jackasses these people are, this should convince you for good.  And can I also

Quiverfull and Perversion

So, I've followed the "Quiverfull" movement for some time, and I want to say something about what they believe, because it is clear to me that what happened with Josh Duggar is a feature of this belief, not a bug. There are a lot of sources of information about the Quiverfull movement online.  Here's a sample of what they believe: "From the moment a Duggar in possession of a vagina is born or married into the family, she falls under the control of Christian Patriarchy. The wife is forever under the authority of her husband, and a daughter is completely subservient to her father until the day he finds a suitable husband to take up the role. The women of Quiverfull are never supposed to disobey their male authority figure, ever, even if it’s something they find immoral. Because they think God would rather you kill a guy because your husband says so than to disobey the orders of a man. Women aren’t supposed to work outside the home, and if the father can’t fin

Enabling Act?

Remember the Enabling Act? "The Enabling Act was a 1933 amendment to the Weimar Constitution that gave the German Cabinet – in effect, Chancellor Adolf Hitler – the power to enact laws without the involvement of the Reichstag. It passed in both the Reichstag and Reichsrat on 24 March 1933, and was signed by President Paul von Hindenburg later that day." By destroying the power of another branch of government, Hitler made the biggest move required to seal his position as absolute dictator.  Even Hitler, however, did not have the gall to do this on his own, so he had the captive Reichstag vote for its own dissolution, and then had the bill signed into law by the (by then) deeply senile Paul Hindenburg.  Still, the passage of this bill has come to be seen as one of the most cynical acts of destruction of democracy ever seen. Well, the United States may now lay claim to having one-upped the worst dictator in history.  No,not the "imperial Presidency" of Obama, but

Well, It Sort Of Makes Sense

This news today, from the Washington Post: "You'll recall that Voldemort killed Harry Potter's parents, fed his enemies to a giant snake, and tortured and killed muggles just for fun. But he's still polling better than Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie and Donald Trump." Well, I think at this point, Josh Duggar could beat some of these guys.

Wingnut Wrapup

Sorry about the lack of posts lately.  I've been pretty busy here in Baton Rouge, and frankly, right wingers' behavior lately has been so predictable that it's like a joke you've already heard.  Anyway, here's what they have been "thinking" these days: Thomas Sowell, Town Hall:  "Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves, in order to curry favor with local voters." They are NOT paying the price, apparently, of allowing a murderous police department to run out of control for decades, as long as they confined their abuses to black people.  No, no, it's all the fault of people who think there is something wrong with killer policemen.  And let me just observe that, once again, Conservatives have managed to see to it that their most disgusting hatred comes out of the mouth of a black m

Our National Security Sham

So, this news is all over the place today; the following from ABC News:'' "An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned." You know exactly how people with access to the national media are going to react to this:  endless demands that we sacrifice another huge chunk of our rights to provide us with "security" from the evil Muslims that are swarming all over our country, just trying to kill us anywhere they can. Well, I have another message from this news. Apparently, given the 95% failure rate, we never needed all the sham security at our airports at all, since they have been abysmally failing for over a decade now, and yet no one has managed to attack us.  As far as I have been able to tell, the who

Can I Just Get This Out There?

I hardly know a thing about Martin O'Malley, but I am already bored to tears by him.


Denny Hastert, a number of years ago: “It is important to have a national notification system to help safely recover children kidnapped by child predators,” it said. “But it is equally important to stop those predators before they strike, to put repeat child molesters into jail for the rest of their lives, and to help law enforcement with the tools they need to get the job done.”