Thursday, December 31, 2009

krazee demonstrates his humanitarian side . . .

Ok -- here's the stark, unadulterated difference between myself, other liberals and the far right wingers.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Conservative U.S. radio commentator Rush Limbaugh, hospitalized in Hawaii with chest pains, faced a battery of medical tests on Thursday after a "good night's rest," his substitute host told listeners.

Limbaugh, 58, fell ill on Wednesday while vacationing in Honolulu, said economist Walter Williams, filling in for America's top-rated talk radio personality since the start of Limbaugh's annual Christmas break last week.

Honolulu television station KITV reported on Wednesday that Limbaugh was listed in serious condition at Queen's Medical Center after being treated at a hotel by paramedics.

I could be a heartless ass and wish Rush Limbaugh ill will with whatever medical issue he currently is afflicted with. But I won't and I wouldn't. As much as I despise Rush's viewpoints and his penchant for being a callous, conceited prick, I honestly hope the guy is ok and recovers.

Besides, if Rush croaks, that's one less right-wing toad whose pernicious lies I get to debunk on my shitty little blog here.

Perspective folks -- perspective.

Get Well Soon El Rushbo!


Gutless Finger Pointing - - - A GOP/Conservative art form

If you're going to go on television and play the blame game for the recent Christmas day attempted terror attack on Flight 253, at least have some semblance of facts on your side. But then again this is Fox News so right off the bat you have to expect a nominal level of dishonesty and obfuscation.

Here the Fox buffoons bleat that it's all that evil Obama's fault for the near Christmas terror incident on the NWA flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. Never mind the small detail that the would be suicide bomber evaded detection in several non-U.S. airports to get as far as he did (in wingnut world though Obama is in charge of ALL the world's airports so it's still his fault).

The Fox buffoons go on to screech about news reports that two of the masterminds of the plot had been released from Guantanamo Bay. Of course, true to their deceitful form, they neglected to mention that the released thugs they were talking about had been paroled in November of 2007 into the custody of the Bush family patriarchs - the Saudi Arabian goverment. Hmmmm -- I wonder who was President and Vice President in November of 2007?? Care to take a wild guess?

Fucking dishonest, accountability evading assholes.


MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ! ! . . . . What comes around goes around

Family values Nevada Senator and admitted adulterer John Ensign gets hoisted on his own ethically challenged petard by CNN's Rick Sanchez. Good for you Rick -- people of Ensign's smarmy, dishonest character shouldn't be given a free ride in interviews much less be trusted to give honest viewpoints on the subject matter they're being grilled about. Beautiful ambush.


Dick Cheney -- the cowardly Lion . . .

Former Navy officer and now Democratic Congressman from New York Eric Massa teams up with Ed Schultz to curb stomp the despicable piece of shit known as Dick Cheney. Good job fellas.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

8 years and still waiting . . . .

I'm still waiting for somebody --- anybody --- to coherently explain why we are there.

By AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer Amir Shah, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 17 mins ago

KABUL – The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a suicide bombing at a base in eastern Afghanistan that killed eight American civilians and one Afghan, the worst loss of life for the U.S. in the country since October. A U.S. congressional official said CIA employees are believed to be among the victims.

Four Canadian soldiers and a journalist also were killed Wednesday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's south, the bloodiest single incident suffered by that country's military this year.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told The Associated Press that a Taliban bomber wearing a military uniform and a suicide vest entered the base in Khost province Wednesday evening and blew himself up inside the gym. A U.S. official who was briefed on the blast also said it took place in the gym.

That official said eight U.S. civilians and one Afghan were killed; it was not clear if the Afghan victim was military or civilian. Six Americans were wounded, the official said.


My President's home state is more patriotic than your President's home state - NEENER NEENER!

Nothing like insulting and impugning the patriotism and citizenship credentials of over a million of your fellow Americans.

REPUBLICAN HACK: President Obama right now has suffered very greatly in the last few months because of the fight over health care, and he has very little political capital right now. So Republicans feel it is in vogue to criticize this president.

And then lastly, you have to also remember the fact that the president being on vacation in Hawaii, it’s much different than being in Texas. Hawaii to many Americans seems like a foreign place. And I think those images, the optics, hurt President Obama very badly.

This is exactly the sort of stupid, repugnant, divisive garbage that your modern day conservative Republicans excel at. Hawaii is not as "American" as Texas. Lovely.

God how I hate these right-wing fuckers.



By Philip Rucker
Washington Post
Staff Writer
Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Republicans are jumping on President Obama's response to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S. airliner as the latest evidence that Democrats do not aggressively fight terrorism to protect the country, returning to a campaign theme that the GOP has employed successfully over the past decade.

Makes sense. Fear-mongering, alarmist politics before national security. It's a hallmark strategy of the shameless con-men who permeate the ranks of American conservatism.

It must be acknowledged though -- it is one of the few things conservatives and Republicans actually do quite well. Exploit people's fears, cynically manipulate the craven media, manufacture panic and hysteria where it's not needed. Basically demonstrate to the world what bed-wetting, irrational fraidy cats Americans are. Why it is that your average American would want these smirking, cuckolding conservatives to be the representative face of the United States to the rest of the world on the subject of how to deal with terrorism is beyond my comprehension.

The Europeans, who've been dealing with terror attacks on their shores and people for many more years than us, must be watching the Republican chickenheart parade with a combination of rapt bemusement and utter derision.

Having said that, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the Europeans were also breathing a huge sigh of relief simply knowing that a mentally stable head of state is in charge of the U.S. government at this serious time in history instead of a dry-drunk cowboy and Vietnam war draft evader or a deranged ex-POW (who sings songs on the campaign trail about bombing other countries) and his clueless, fundamentalist christian sidekick.

Just saying . . .


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Karl Rove participates in breakup of his family . . .

Karl Rove, the Republican strategist who served as a top aide to former president George W. Bush, and his wife of 24 years have divorced.

A spokeswoman said Tuesday that Rove and his wife, Darby, were granted a divorce last week.

Gee -- somewhat of a shock considering ol' "Turdblossom" used the the sacred ideals of "family values" and "traditional marriage" like a sledge hammer to pound Democrats and liberals over the head with throughout his political career.

Mmmm -- on second thought -- no, it's not a shock. It's everything one should expect from a world-class hypocrite and scumbag.

Just saying . . .


Why doesn't someone come up with The Cereal Bowl? Makes just as much sense . . .

This is pretty much why I lost interest in college football over the years. The corporate sponsorship crap run a muck pretty much ruined it for me. When I was a kid it was simple -- Gator Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl. Done.

And now: The Chick-fil-A Bowl, The Auto Zone Bowl, The Capital One Bowl, The Bowl, The San Diego County Credit Union Bowl, and my favorite -- The International Bowl (WTF??).

The slimy tentacles of corporatism have extended their money grubbing reach into just about every major sporting platform in this country. And in doing so, in my view, they've ruined the simple purity of the sport and games - just to make a buck.


Monday, December 28, 2009

With friends like these . . . . . .

This asswipe GOP Senator from South Carolina Jim DeMint is something else.

Last Sunday Republican Jim DeMint appeared on Fox News and used the alleged Christmas Bomber issue to attack President Obama and the TSA because the agency's screeners might *gasp* unionize.

As it turns out, DeMint was really trying to deflect attention away from the fact that he voted against TSA funding earlier this year and has put a hold on Obama's nominee to head the department - hampering the agency's ability to put leadership in place:

Politics over national security. Yeah -- way to fucking go conservatives!!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

For What It's Worth . . .

Don't look now, but there's a very young, fairly vibrant "revolution" going on in the 1/3 of the "axis of evil" country of Iran.

If America and the rest of the democratized world plays it's cards right and shows some mature patience, Iranian regime change quite probably can be accomplished without ever having to drop a single bomb or putting a single U.S. soldier's life in danger over there.

It's likely wishful thinking on my part, but who knows. Maybe people will finally see the futility of endless war as a perennial foreign policy.

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”


GOP Strategist Channels Pinnochio . . .

Stunning. The lies that continue to percolate from the right wing nutosphere, even nearly a decade later, truly demonstrates what a deceitful and vile class of people they are.

MATALIN: I was there, we inherited a recession from President Clinton and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history. And President Bush dealt with it and within a year of his presidency within a comparable time, unemployment was at 5 percent.

Hey Mary Matalin, you shameless fraud! Why must you resort to bald-faced lies to bolster your argument?

The NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research), a non-partisan, widely acclaimed and respected American economics research organization says the recession started in March of 2001 (3 months into Bush's first term). So tell me Mary Matalin -- how many Nobel Prizes do you own in the field of economics? What's that?? None? Oh -- because the NBER numbers 19 Nobel winners amongst it's ranks. So please don't tell me that you Mary Matalin are a more prestigious source of economic truthiness than the career economists and Nobel laureates of the NBER. As for the unemployment rate, it was at 4.2% in January of 2001. Therefore it is a truthful statement that that is the unemployment rate that George W. Bush "inherited" from Bill Clinton. By the time November of 2001 rolled around, the unemployment rate stood at 5.4%. In upside down, right wing nutball Mary Matalin world, 5.4% unemployment is better than 4.2% unemployment. Go figure.

First batch of right-wing lies destroyed.

Next --

Last time I checked my history, September 11, 2001 occurred 9 months in to the Bush/Cheney administration. Tell me Mary Matalin - is there a cutoff point when a new administration can no longer claim that fuck-ups that occur on their watch were "inherited" from a previous administration? 9 months? 10 months?? A year??? Regardless of what your answer is Mary Matalin are you going to extend the same free-pass courtesy to the Obama administration? Somehow I doubt it you finger pointing hypocrite.

And just to put a damning exclamation point on your idiotic buffoonery Mary Matalin -- the day you fucking right wing assklowns truthfully explain to Americans and the rest of the world why the Bush/Cheney crowd ignored repeated warnings from former counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke in the early months of 2001 that Al-Qaeda should have been the top priority for the incoming administration to deal with, instead of Iraq, then perhaps I'll listen to what you have to say without the level of disdain I have for you now. And while we're waiting for that explanation Mary Matalin, let's also review why a Presidential Daily Briefing that was delivered to President Bush on August 6, 2001 with the working title of "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." was also ignored by the Bush/Cheney crowd in favor of on-going preparations to attack Iraq. That PDB according to testimony culled from the 9/11 Commission investigation indicates this very prescient bit of information was delivered to George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condi Rice and Donald Rumsfeld:

The classified briefing delivered to President Bush five weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks featured information about ongoing al Qaeda activities within the United States, including signs of a terror support network, indications of hijacking preparations and plans for domestic attacks using explosives...

Just curious Mary Matalin - are you of the view that that warning was "inherited" from Bill Clinton too? Checkmate!

Second batch of right-wing lies destroyed.

Fucking history revising, lying assklowns. It's the primary reason this shitty little blog exists. Expose the dissembling frauds for who and what they are. Hey Mary Matalin! Thanks for a world-class example that proves my charges of blatant and shameless right-wing lying and hypocrisy (not that I need much help).