Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I see that Sarah Palin has upped the gun rhetoric on her Facebook page...
So, Sarah, who are you hoping the teabaggers shoot first?
Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Steve King, Ted Nugent... same question: Who are you hoping the teabaggers shoot first? That IS why you're using all this over-the-top gun imagery and violent rhetoric, isn't it?
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Watching Palin's speech. Now that she jokes so often about using her "poor man's teleprompter," does that mean teleprompters are okay?
Actually, she's reading her speech -- and poorly -- from a batch of papers in her hand. She's barely even looking up. And what's interesting is she is INTENTLY reading the EXACT SAME BUMPER STICKER PHRASES SHE'S BEEN SAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN. She hasn't memorized them yet?
She read the line again, yes, READ the line again without even looking up, "How's that hopey changey thing workin out for ya?"
Well, Sarah, that hopey changey thing is working out just fine, because Obama just kicked all your asses AGAIN.
And she is DEMANDING that the media STOP covering all the domestic terror threats being issued by the teabaggers... Yeah, because the real problem isn't that they're making threats of violence and assassination, it's that the media is covering it.
And I think she just read one paragraph three times.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The GOP is taking revenge for the ass-kicking they received over health care reform, and they're using "parliamentary tricks" to try and bring the country to a standstill.
I don't think there's any doubt now that Republicans HATE this country. If they can't win every vote, they'd rather destroy the nation.
Senate Republicans fuming over the passage of health care reform are now refusing to work past 2 p.m. -- a tactic they can employ by invoking a little-known Senate rule.
On Wednesday, the Judiciary Committee was forced to cancel a hearing as was the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) tweeted today : "Disappointed. Rs refusing to allow hearings today. Had to cancel my oversight hearing on police training contracts in Afghanistan."
Sen. Mark Udall also complained that he had to delay a hearing on the cause of Western forest fires.
Making good on Sen. John McCain's threat to withhold all Republican cooperation from Democrats in the Senate in retribution for the majority party using reconciliation to pass health care reform, the GOP used the rule that states committees can only meet when the chamber is in session with the unanimous consent of all members. That consent has almost never been withheld -- until now.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Is anyone thinking I'm too extreme in advocating that we should consider arming ourselves against threats of teabagger violence?
Now they're threatening to kill the kids of lawmakers who voted for health care reform. And the incidents of vandalism are rising.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Wow. This makes me want to run down to the nearest church and give my heart to Jesus.
Orange Country Pastor Wiley Drake fired off an email to his supporters this morning, telling them that all 219 Democrats have been placed on the "imprecatory prayer list." "We’ll remember in November and pray Psalms 109 while waiting," he urged, before listing each offending congressman by name in "Satan’s domain in Washington D.C."
The text of Psalms 109:8 reads: "May his days be few; may another take his place of leadership" followed by "May his children be fatherless and his wife a widow."
In this newest email, Drake wrote "It is time for the saints to step up and get back in the war, between good and evil. See what God says the saints are to do in this battle." He then quotes from Psalm 149:7 "To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people."
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Let me get this straight.
Washington DC cops arrested five anti-war protesters for delivering coffins to Halliburton and lying down beside them.
But DC cops did NOT arrest the teabagger terrorists who spit on congresspeople and waved signs threatening to shoot elected officials.
What the fuck?
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Kudos to President Obama for being able to keep from punching this asshole right in the face. You would have NEVER seen a Fox host treating President Bush this way.
I remember when the Irish interviewer interrupted Bush a couple of times, and the Fox hosts were LIVID about the "disrespect" she showed him. I remember one of them saying that if she had done that in America, she'd have been "run out of the country."
But once again, Fox News and conservatism rears their hypocritical pimple heads.
Right wingers like this no longer deserve to live in this country. Ladies and gentlemen, THIS is what today's conservatives, right wingers, Republicans and teabaggers are all about. How can our response to them be anything other than complete loathing? These bastards are SICK. They have give up their humanity.
The passion against health care reform has elevated to such a level that protesters on Tuesday mocked an apparent Parkinson's Disease victim, scorning him as a "communist" who is looking for "handouts."
Protesters on both ends of the health care debate squared off in competing rallies outside the Columbus, Ohio office of district Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH), who says she's undecided on her vote for the bill.
A wrinkled, kneeling man holding a stick crawled up to a group opposing the effort with a sign saying he's "got Parkinson's" and needs help.
"If you're looking for a handout you're in the wrong end of town," one man yelled at him. "Nothing for free over here, you have to work for everything you get."
Parkinson's is an incurable and degenerative brain disorder that impairs the victim's speech, motor skills and various other functions.
Another man walked up him and threw a dollar bill at him and said derisively, "I'll pay for this guy, start a pot." Tossing another bill at the sedentary man, he screamed, "No more handouts!"
"You love a communist!" shouted another protester in response.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Republican Representative Steve King is a traitor. He is openly calling for revolution against the duly-elected government of the United States. He should be arrested immediately and charged with treason.
I am calling my federal representatives and the Justice Department. I suggest everyone who loves America do the same.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) urged a smaller-than-expected crowd of Tea Party protesters on Tuesday to launch a Velvet Revolution-style uprising against the federal government, saying the parallels are striking between America's current government and Eastern European communist rule.
Speaking to the Huffington Post shortly after his speech, King declared that a peaceful uprising, a la the successful overthrowing of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia on the streets of Prague in 1989 "would be fine with me."
"Fill this city up, fill this city, jam this place full so that they can't get in, they can't get out and they will have to capitulate to the will of the American people," he said.
Monday, March 15, 2010
J.D. Hayworth did NOT like talking to the uppity lesbian. See how smarmy & condescending he got toward the end of the interview with Rachel Maddow.
Unfortunately it's not in the video clip, but right after his interview was over and Rachel went on to her next story, Hayworth's mike was still live, and he gave a HUGE exasperated sigh. He really really really really really doesn't like talking to lesbians!
Governor Mark Sanford, not currently "hiking the Appalachian trail," at least so far as we know, took a break from his extracurricular sexual activities and love poetry-writing to reference a line about assassination, and points it at President Obama, hinting unmistakably at his assassination if health reform passes.
Who's opposing Obama? Well, it looks like right wingers and teabaggers... and conservative Islamic groups advocating a global Islamic state.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Thousands of followers of a conservative Islamic group held peaceful demonstrations Sunday in several Indonesian cities against the planned visit of President Barack Obama.
Witnesses and police said members of the Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir protested in East Java's provincial capital of Surabaya, South Sulawesi's capital of Makassar and three other cities. The group, an international network which believes Muslims should unite in a single global state governed by Islamic law, urged the Indonesian government to reject the American leader's trip, scheduled for late March.
So, the teabaggers are on the same side as people who want a global Islamic theocracy. Who's "pallin' around with terrorists" now?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Ladies and gentlemen, another shining example of today's conservatives...
Right wing blogger says Harry Reid should "pull the plug" on his injured wife.
So the Texas board of education thinks school kids don't need to learn about probably the most towering of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson.
Instead, they think kids should learn about John Calvin. A French totalitarian theocrat.
The secret to Fox News ratings success is demographics and niche marketing.
The larger group of reasonable, non-barking mad people spread themselves out over a variety of news sources, even sometimes checking out Fox News to see what they're up to.
But the raving mad lunatics -- and research shows that they REFUSE to listen to or tune into anything BUT Fox News -- ONLY watch the barking mad domestic terrorist training channel. They're locked in, close-minded and drooling with paranoid fear stoked by liars in slick suits, and Barbie dolls with porn star hair and cleavages made with the benefit of modern medical technology.
So in bottom line terms, Fox News gets more numbers, while the greater numbers choose something other than the one network spreading hate of America, paranoid conspiracy theories, racism, and assassination fantasies about offing the president and Democratic politicians.
If there was only one network on the "other side" of Fox News, it would get bigger ratings than Fox. But as there are a variety of other, more honest sources with a greater sense of integrity, the audience is spread out, while the Klan members flock to only one source and one source only.
And also, entertainment always gets better ratings than news.
When the Supreme Court decided the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, henceforth allowing corporate soft money to influence U.S. elections, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) cynically opined that it would lead to the election of the "congressman from Wal-Mart."
Turns out, he may be right.
Meet Murray Hill, Inc., the first corporation to run for Congress in the United States.
"Until now, corporations only influenced politics with high-paid lobbyists and backroom deals," the company's YouTube account declares. "But today, thanks to an enlightened supreme court, corporations now have all the rights the founding fathers meant for us. That's why Murray Hill Incorporated is taking democracy's next step-- running for Congress."
Rest easy, however. It's all to make a point.
The company, a self-titled "progressive" messaging firm, was launched in 2005 by one Eric Hensal, who used to work with Group360, an advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.
Hill said in a statement that its campaign would put people "second, or even third," according to The Washington Post.
"It's a new day," Hill's ad says. "Until now, corporations influenced politics with high paid lobbyists and backroom deals. However, as much as corporate interests gave to politicians, we could never be absolutely sure they would do our bidding. But today, thanks to an enlightened Supreme Court, corporations now have all the rights the founding fathers meant for us. It's our democracy: we bought it, we paid for it and we're going to keep it."
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I've been seeing idiots post this in right wing forums on Delphi, and I've seen someone post this on Facebook... and it takes the cake.
There are brain-dead morons who actually believe President Obama is going to ban recreational fishing.
I'm not kidding.
It is, of course, yet another example of Obama Derangement Syndrome. There's no ban. There's no plan for a ban. These people are idiots.
Glenn Beck's insanity is deepening.
He's called for people to take their kids out of school, to leave churches, and now he's going after popular music for its "hidden anti-American messages." What's next? Will he start playing Led Zeppelin backwards for the Satanic lyrics?
The one saving grace of any religion is if it teaches helping the poor and the sick. But according to Glenn Beck, that's "social justice" and it's "infecting" all faiths.
According to Beck, the only good religions are those the keep the whole "those who don't agree with us are going to hell" bit but jettison the "help the poor and the sick" stuff.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Question for those who believe we should racially profile anyone who "looks Muslim" in order to stop terrorism...
Would your racial profiling have caught her?
Republicans have been on the warpath against earmarks, trying to pin them on Democrats.
But now, the Democrats are moving forward with a ban on earmarks.
How much you wanna bet the Republicans will suddenly be against it? How long until they starting calling a ban on earmarks "the nuclear option" and claiming it's "the end of the Republic!"?
Pretty soon, if you ask a Republican where they stand on an issue, they'll respond, "I dunno. Is Obama for it or against it?"
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Limbaugh has "clarified" his remarks...
He says he didn't mean he'd move out of the country. He says what he meant was that he'd leave the country to go to Costa Rica for medical care, if the health care bill passes.
Um, Rush, you DO know Costa Rica has socialized health care, right?
We HAVE to pass health care reform. America needs it. It's time to begin to chip away at a business model that's allowed to kill people for profit, and like it or not, that's what it is.
But now there's an even better reason.
Rush Limbaugh says he'll leave the country if health reform passes.
We HAVE to pass it. America, this is our one chance to, in a single day, become an infinitely better country, if Rush Limbaugh truly intends to leave.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Tom Delay says that people are unemployed because they WANT to be unemployed.
So when the right wingers and teabaggers try to pin unemployment on Obama, remind them that Tom Delay says unemployed people WANT to be unemployed.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
This is a very informative article -- a "history of American partisanship."
The current partisan divide is as stark and nasty as any in recent history and on almost every issue — from health care to energy independence to reviving the economy — there's little or no effort to find common ground.
But fierce political battle is also a tradition ingrained in American history. If today's hostile environment is particularly intense, it's downright genteel compared to many battles of the past.
The Civil War, when anti- and pro-slavery forces split the nation, is the most extreme example. But there's also the beginning of the 20th century, when the country was becoming more urban and trust-busting Teddy Roosevelt was redefining the role of government.
This paragraph is very interesting:
Binder said waves of partisanship tend to coincide with major changes to the nation as a whole.
Based on all the attacks and insults I received on my twitter feed after Andrew Breitbart had a small twitter meltdown over me pointing out that O'Keefe's deceptively edited videos led authorities to clear ACORN, the teabaggers and right wing domestic terrorist wannabes really wanted to pin the Pentagon shooter, Patrick Bedell, on the left.
Well, little problem with that.
Bedell left lots of online rants, railing against "big government" and screeched that the government was "taking away his rights."
Sounds like teabag to me.
Even more ironically, the same twitterers who blamed Bedell on the left did so in messages ALSO railing against "big government" and claiming Obama was "taking away their rights." Just like the Pentagon shooter. Just like Glenn Beck. Just like the teabaggers.
Bedell also seems to have been a supporter of Republican Ron Paul. Refresh my memory, who just won the CPAC straw poll?
And there is a marked rise an anti-government hate and rhetoric, leading to a rise in anti-government terrorism.
So thanks, teabaggers.