Saturday, November 14, 2009

Oh fer gawd's sake Sarah -- will you just STFU??


Sarah Palin joins the lemming-like chorus of right-wing buffoons in decrying Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try the five individuals accused of conspiring to commit the 9/11 attacks — including alleged mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — in U.S. federal court in New York City.

Nevermind the successful precedent for such prosecutions (the 1993 World Trade Center bombers for example), but you really have to marvel at the level of ignorance from the righties as to what precisely is the defintion of "the rule of law" as it relates to the United States system of justice. Honestly, I don't think they have a fucking clue.

The uproarious, knee-jerk reaction to the announcement is typical of these know-nothing hyenas. Frankly, I'm convinced that Obama could don the hangman's hood and pull the lever himself and these conservative jackasses would still bitch and moan and call for his impeachment.

And as far as Sarah Palin goes?? Why would anyone in their right mind put any stock whatsoever in a single fucking thing the woman who did not know Africa was a continent and who thought Afghanistan was America's neighboring country has to say? Why is this woman's viewpoints relevant at all on this subject (much less any other)?

It boggles my mind to no end.

Anyhow, if the New York prosecutions of the 1993 WTC bombers were good enough for Rudy Giuliani, then Holder's decision to prosecute in the same manner sure as fuck ought to be good enough for Rudy's sycophantic proponents in the GOP and the rest of the conservative movement. But then again, the Attorney General and his boss the POTUS weren't black, liberal Democrats back then were they now?

Just saying . . . .



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Lying Liars . . .


**UPDATE**: Here is another review of John Farmer's book by a former U.S. Marines combat veteran Gordon Duff writing for the Salem News (Oregon).

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I imagine it's too much to ask my conservative friends to lay aside their pitchforks and "Obama = Hitler" signs for a moment to read a book review article about how Americans were bamboozled into believing that the behavior and actions of the Bush administration, both prior to and after the 9/11 attacks, were much more stellar and heroic than was actually true.

A gentleman by the name of John Farmer wrote the book reviewed in the NY Times article referenced above. Farmer is no liberal, wild-eyed conspiracy loon - far from it. He was the attorney general of New Jersey (1999-2002), then chief counsel to GOP Governor Christie Todd-Whitman, and a federal prosecutor. Farmer went on to serve as Senior Counsel to the 9/11 Commission (officially known as the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States) chaired by former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean and former Indiana Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. Farmer's startling book was released days before the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and is an eye-opening expose into the bizarro world of right-wing deceit and incompetence on a grand scale.

Here is an excerpt from the article:
As senior counsel to the 9/11 Commission, Farmer, who was the attorney general of New Jersey and is the dean of the Rutgers School of Law, investigated the derelict conduct of the national security apparatus. He was well prepared to do so. In their valuable account of the commission’s activities, “Without Precedent,” the commission chairman, Thomas Kean, and the vice chairman, Lee Hamilton, noted that shortly after the attacks, Farmer — “one of our most important hires” — ­established a victims’ assistance center in New Jersey and helped the F.B.I. uncover important evidence in garbage at Newark International Airport. But the commission’s efforts to reconstruct the tragedy itself were, at best, resented and, at worst, impeded by the sprawling defense bureaucracy and the Bush administration, both of which had much to hide. Even two reports by the inspectors general of the Defense and Transportation Departments, released in 2006, whitewashed government failures. Now that numerous transcripts and tapes have been declassified, however, Farmer draws on them to assail the government’s official depiction of 9/11 as so much public relations flimflam.
The mainstream media in this country is just as guilty as the Bush crowd for the deceptions perpetrated on the American people regarding the events surrounding 9/11. The media failed miserably at it's job of keeping Americans truthfully informed as to why 9/11 happened and how the Bush administration handled the aftermath of the attacks. That colossal failure stemmed from the corporate controlled media's craven fear of being labled unpatriotic and terrorist appeasers by the Bushistas at a time of national outrage. Basically, when the American people most needed the fourth estate to do their jobs, the cowards were cowering behind George Bush, Dick Cheney and the mighty, right-wing wurlitzer noise machine. It's why I no longer have any faith in our mainstream media - none, nada, zilch!

Anyhow, I've read a few additional excerpts of Farmer's book on other web sites and I plan on purchasing it as soon as possible to read the whole sordid story. Not sure why, but right now, out on Amazon.com, Farmer's book is selling at the incredibly high asking price of $114. I'll have to look around for someone selling it at a more reasonable cost. Although, I must say, based on the excerpts I've read so far, the $114 price-tag might just be worth it.

But getting back to my opening statement aimed at conservatives -- if you people can peel your eyes away from Fox News long enough and have even the slightest desire to be exposed to some unfiltered truth and reality for a change, read the NY Times book review article and then go out and do your own research on Farmer and his book. The truth just might set you free.

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge -- even to ourselves -- that we've been so credulous. Once you give charlatans power over you, you almost never get it back.

Carl Sagan
US astronomer & popularizer of astronomy (1934 - 1996)


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Friday, November 13, 2009

Weekend M-Vloggin' -- with The Eagles

Sarah Palin has a new book coming out next week and some ambitious journalists at the Associated Press got an advanced copy and fact-checked it for us.

Based on the results of that fact-checking mission I offer a video music paean to dear Sarah and the release of her much anticipated semi-autobiography. The humble offering consists of a couple of songs from one of my all-time favorite groups -- The Eagles.

The titles of these two songs alone tell you everything you need to know about the Pit-Bull in lipstick from Wasilla, Alaska. Enjoy.





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krazee being "Fair and Balanced" (the way it should be done)


Here -- just to prove to my Republican friends that I am indeed an equal opportunity condemner:

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Louisiana congressman who famously stashed cash in his freezer was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison for taking hundreds of thousands in bribes in exchange for using his influence to broker business deals in Africa.

The sentence handed down in suburban Washington was far less than the nearly 30 years prosecutors had sought for William Jefferson, a Democrat who represented parts of New Orleans for nearly 20 years.

I got no problem seeing corrupt Democrats in prison jumpsuits, and the 30 year sentence prosecutors were seeking in this case would have suited me just fine.


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Sigh . . . . the never ending parade of Assholes . . . .


This is why I have such an ingrained loathing of right-wing conservatives.

By Jessica Fender
The Denver Post
Posted: 11/12/2009 01:00:00 AM MST

Updated: 11/12/2009 08:02:28 AM MST

State Sen. David Schultheis said he didn't intend for a Twitter post accusing President Barack Obama of "flying the U.S. plane right into the ground" and ending with "let's roll" as a threat or a reference to United Flight 93, which crashed during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"Let's roll" reportedly were the last words of Todd Beamer before he and other passengers tried to gain control of their hijacked jet. The plane crashed into a Pennsylvania field short of its intended target.

The tweet stirred ire and some support for the Colorado Springs Republican, whose standard eschewal of political correctness has earned him criticism in the past.

Schultheis' full tweet Tuesday was: "Don't for a second think Obama wants what is best for U.S. He is flying the U.S. plane right into the ground at full speed. Let's roll."

Yeah -- cuz you know, President Obama is no different than the scum who deliberately caused the crash of an airliner full of innocent people. This is how creepy the GOP has become since they let the far-right nutcases hijack their party.

Oh -- and this same Rethuglican is noted for this as well (from the same article):

Schultheis voted in February against a bill requiring pregnant women to be tested for AIDS to prevent spreading the disease to the children. He said then that infected children would set examples for women against sexual promiscuity.

Translation: Yeah! Let some kids be born with AIDS -- that'll teach them filthy whores!

And this:

The senator railed in January against public service announcements in Spanish encouraging people to fasten seat belts.

Translation: What's that you say? Haven't completely learned English yet? Fuck 'em, let 'em die.

Classy guy ain't he? But you have to admit -- he certainly is the perfect poster-boy for your modern day Republican party isn't he?



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Stewart vs. Hanniturd - - - the final outcome . . .

Jon Stewart's personal reaction to Sean Hannity's admission that Fox News manipulates their reporting (aka lying) to further their right-wing political agenda.

Funny -- Stewart has the same visceral reaction to seeing that disingenuous dissembler Hannity on his television screen as I do. Oh well, at least I know I'm not the only one.


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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wonder what Focus on the Family will think of that? Oh wait! . . .


Well ain't that some shit? Abortion on demand is ok for Republican sluts, but not those filthy Democratic whores! [I'm sure that statment will offend some, but it was written primarily for shock value]

Federal Election Commission Records show the RNC purchases its insurance from Cigna. Two sales agents for the company said that the RNC’s policy covers elective abortion.

Informed of the coverage, RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho told POLITICO that the policy pre-dates the tenure of current RNC Chairman Michael Steele.

“The current policy has been in effect since 1991, and we are taking steps to address the issue,” Gitcho said. [...]

According to several Cigna employees, the insurer offers its customers the opportunity to opt out of abortion coverage — and the RNC did not choose to opt out.

That is an amazingly putrid pile of hypocrisy even for conservative Republican standards. The pro-life party reserves the right to abort their fetuses when it suits them, but then scream like banshees about a clause in the health care reform bill that more or less maintains the status quo of health insurance reimbursement as it stands today for the same procedure for the unwashed masses.

Simply fucking incredible.


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Tea-Baggers\Birthers beginning to implode . . . . YAY!


Couldn't happen to a bunch of more bitter, hateful, backwards thinking ignoramuses.

Just wondering what took them so long.
Zachary Roth | November 12, 2009, 5:08PM

The Tea Party movement is being ripped apart by bitter internal rancor, highlighted by a lawsuit against a former leader, vituperative name-calling, and charges of financial mismanagement and corruption.



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Glenn Beck gets the South Park treatment . . .

You know you've hit the big time when Cartman from South Park satirizes your idiocy.

Congratulations Glenn Beck.


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Oh Orly! Say it isn't so! . . .


This is the lunatic train-wreck who the right-wingers/birthers/tea-baggers/Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, etc... (along with a few, cynical GOP Congressmen) have hitched their caboose to in their childish attempt to prove Barack Obama was a Kenyan citizen and ineligible to be President of The United States of America.

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/11/affidavit_in_birther_suit_contains_extraordinary_c.php?ref=fpb

You really have to read the entire affidavit to garner a true appreciation of the deranged mindset of these people.

Fascinating and sickening all at once.



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Lone Wolf McQuaalude Belcheth . . . .

Having Chuck Norris be a spokesman for your political party/political movement has to be the ultimate symbol of self-immolation.

I'm still trying to decide which is the most hilarious excerpt from this interview. The nominees are:
1. Chuck's pants wetting obsession over the wholly unrealistic fear that "third world" countries are tricking America out of it's money.

2. Chuck's faux horror at the prospect of third world countries taking money out of the mouths of America's impoverished. All the more hilarious since it's always been right-wing conservatives like Chuck who've fought tooth and nail against any government social policies intended to alleviate the suffering of America's poor and underprivileged.

3. Chuck's bizarre claim that provisions in the health care bill will allow the government to invade American's homes and dictate how our children are reared.

4. And lastly, Chuck's ridiculously juvenile claim that Obama is laying the groundwork for a "one world government." A favorite of the black helicopter crowd.

Is it truly a wonder then that the brand name and popularity levels of the GOP are tanking when the primary spokespeople for your movement are Chuck Norris, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin??



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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Put your pants back on Sean!

Haha -- I'm not a fan of Jimmy Kimmel, but occasionally he comes up with a good zinger. Case in point this little video where Jimmy analyzes Fox News toad Sean Hannity's fawning and sickly saccharine interview of right-wing bimbo/beauty queen Carrie Prejean. I always knew Hanniturd wore stars & stripes boxer shorts - LMAO!

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A Stormy Challenge for Diaper Boy . . . .



STORMY DANIELS, a 30-year-old adult film star with more than 150 steamy flicks to her name, is getting set to heat up Louisiana's 2010 Senate race. Daniels, the star of Operation Desert Stormy—in which she plays a CIA agent who fights terrorists while wearing Army-fatigue booty shorts—says she plans to toss her G-string in the ring (although she hadn't officially announced her candidacy as of press time). We asked the Baton Rouge native why she wants to forgo porn for politics.

Q: Why shoot for the Senate?

A: I was drafted by a group called Draft Stormy, a grassroots movement in Louisiana that wanted someone who was the polar opposite of current senator David Vitter. They figured I would be perfect because I am open and honest about my sexuality, unlike Vitter. I realized that this is my chance to make a difference, to do something unselfish, noble, and to help a lot of people.

Q: You're referring to Senator Vitter's link to a Washington, D.C. escort service . . .

A: I'm not one to judge someone's sexual activity, but what annoys me is that he's so hard-core "family values," and he puts his wife and kids out there, saying he's a Christian family man. Then he's caught up in a prostitution scandal. He's a hypocrite.

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Q: Do you think you're more qualified than Senator Vitter?

A: Absolutely not. But in one movie, I did play a Secret Service agent marooned on an island controlled by North Korea. I butt heads with dictator Kim Jong-il and come out on top.

She's got my vote! Oh wait -- I don't live in Louisiana -- RATS! Lol.


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Journalism and News it's not . . . .

Jon Stewart catches Fox News and Sean Hannity pulling the wool over their viewer's eyes once again. Shameless, lying, manipulative hucksters -- yep -- that pretty much sums up what Fox News is.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You can fool most of the rubes most of the time but . . .

You know Sarah Palin is walking the loony tunes tight-rope when even Fox News starts fact-checking her tall-tale statements.






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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Generalizing . . . .

I doubt the right-wing armchair warriors will follow their own credo of "listen to the generals" in this case.

Why? Because they're fucking idiots -- that's why.






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