Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Nite M-Vloggin' - - with Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks . . .

I'm usually not much of a fan of rock n' roll collaborations, but there are a few pretty damn good ones. This is one of them and quite frankly it doesn't get too much better than this.


I think, therefore I am . . . a thinker?

Deep thought . . .

I harbor my own fair amount of displeasure with this country's government and tax structure - perhaps on a different level than others.

Am I, however, willing to take the life of an innocent fellow American's spouse, a child's mother or father, someone's son or daughter, someone's brother or sister in order to prove that displeasure to the world?


And that is what separates folk like me from the rabid right-wingers.

It doesn't get much simpler than that.


Warriors in battle against The Big Lie Machine of the Right . . .

This is one of my favorite sites to visit - simply to see what sorts of atrocities the right wing nuts are spewing onto the media airwaves on any given day, or in reality, at any given hour.

Media Matters has been documenting the conservative lies and media disinformation for several years now. They've been threatened with defamation and slander lawsuits (of which not a one has ever been initiated of course) and yet they consistently churn out some of the most damning evidence of of right-wing flim-flammery around.

The best part of what they do is they provide unedited video and audio evidence of the lying weasels on the right -- and that just drives the wingnuts crazy. The wingers just fucking hate it when they spew a lie or deliberately misinform and somebody gets it on tape and confronts them about it. Media Matters performs that job very, very competently.

Good job guys -- keep it up -- what you do is important.


They're just starting to plain old creep me out now . . .

Another one of the speakers at the conservanut convention CPAC this week:

Yep -- this is your teabagging/tea party leadership in a nutshell folks. If idiocy were a virtue, these people would be some of the most virtuous motherfuckers on the planet.

Don't get me wrong though - I don't take these Gong Show rejects as lightly as some observers may think. One thing I have most certainly learned in my nearly 50 years, with 25 of them being politically astute, is to never underestimate the dullard-like decision making skills of your average American voter.

Vigilance and an unceasing effort to expose these hateful asshats for who and what they truly are is the best strategy for dealing with them.

It's the primary reason why this shitty little blog exists.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday M-Vloggin' -- with Sonic Youth

This song was written around late 1991, early 1992 timeframe (Bush Sr.'s last year in office) and released on Sonic Youth's 'Dirty' album in late 1992. It could probably fit right in in today's America of right-wing goonery if you ask me:

Another can of worms
Another stomach turns
Yeh yr ghetto burns
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

You got a stupid man
You got a Ku Klux Klan
Yr fuckin' battle plan
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

A sieg heil-in' squirt
You're an impotent jerk
Yeh a fascist twerp
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

Black robe and swill
I believe Anita Hill
Judge will rot in hell
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

Yeah a cross on fire
By a christian liar
A black attack on fire
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

Yeah the president sucks
He's a war pig fuck
His shit is out of luck
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

Another nazi attack
A skinhead is cracked
My blood is black
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

We're banging pots and pans
To make you understand
We gonna bury you man
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate

I'm a human wreck
A redneck in check
I killed the teacher's pet
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate
It's the song I hate, it's the song I hate


One War is just as good as another . . . .

mAnn Coulter blows a gasket in her pea-sized brain trying to explain to CNN's Rick Sanchez how the Iraq war and World War II are the same. She then sputters that all of us Americans are presently "enjoying the benefits" of the Iraq war and so we should just shut the fuck up and praise jeebus for George W. Bush:

Sometimes I really, really try to make an effort to understand the right-wing mindset, and then I see shit like this and I'm immediately drawn back into the reality based world and that's when I know I'm on the right side and doing the right thing in battling these assholes.


Patriotism: the last refuge of a fucktard . . .

It appears that the right-wingers are jerking themselves off into an ecstatic, orgasmic frenzy over the deadly terrorist attack on the IRS building in Austin, TX yesterday:

Bob Schulz, founder of the anti-government We the People Foundation, said that while he only advocates non-violent means of protest, he can understand Stack's motives and said it is a reflection of a movement unlike any he's ever seen.

"There's a huge patriot movement," Schulz said. "I've been doing this kind of work for 30 years. Never have I seen the likes of what's going on now. It's delightful."

Yes BillyBob -- how fucking "delightful" it is for the 2 innocent workers who showed up at their place of employment only to have their lives snuffed out in an unsuspecting nano-second all because some "patriot" doesn't like paying his taxes. And how "delightful" that the husbands/wives, children, parents, siblings, and friends of the murdered must be feeling this fine day.

Have I ever mentioned what a bunch of wretched fucking losers I think right-wingers are?

Just saying . . .


Oh look! An Obama/Teleprompter joke! Haven't seen one of those before!

Sigh . . . old lies never die - they just get recycled by overly ambitious Republican politicians and their goons, along with a wink and nod from our dysfunctional media.

Everyone knows that President Barack Obama relies on a teleprompter a lot when giving talks. He even used one to talk to a dozen members of his own Middle Class Task Force a few weeks ago.

But Obama critics are seizing on one of the times he did NOT use the device to ridicule him.

The latest was Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a possible candidate for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination.

"President Obama was in a grade school classroom speaking to elementary school children and he was using a teleprompter," Pawlenty said Friday in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.

"You've got to be kidding me," he added. "That's not a joke. That's a real story."

Actually, it's not. The tale spread by bloggers over the Internet and in some media, including the Comedy Channel's Jon Stewart, blended together two Obama appearances Jan. 19 at the Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia, to make it appear he used the teleprompter when speaking to a classroom of 30 pupils.

In reality, Obama sat on a chair and spoke with the pupils without the device.

In a different classroom, he used the teleprompter to give scripted remarks on education to television cameras.

BTW - the picture at the top of this post is of Joe Conason's excellent treatise on how it is that the right-wing manipulates the news cycle and cows the all-too-willing and compliant mainstream media to spread their dissembling propaganda. Good book, check it out.


Tea Party Tantrums . . .

A North Carolina Tea Party group is promoting the idea of secession as a solution to the "tyranny of national government."

Geez -- I know that the teabaggers suffer from a collective case of acute attention deficit disorder, but c'mon -- exactly what part of the word "United" in the term United States of America do these people not comprehend?

Apparently getting their knuckle-dragging asses kicked in this country's first civil war didn't make much of an impression on them. And does it strike anyone as slightly odd that this purported era of "tyranny" only seems to have begun when the skinny black Democrat from Chicago came to town?



As expected . . .

Conservatives at the CPAC conference today joke and laugh about terrorism attack on IRS building in Austin, TX yesterday:

Well, sure didn't take long for video evidence to crop up validating everything I stated in my previous post --- did it?


Terrorism - IOKIYAWG (It's Ok If You're A White Guy) . . .

I'm not going to debate the ideological intricacies of the motive behind Joseph Stack's terrorist attack on the IRS building in Austin, TX yesterday. Frankly I don't give a shit about his politics.

I do know this -- murder is murder. Terrorism is terrorism. The people, like newly anointed Massachusetts Tea Party Senator Scott Brown, who are poo-poohing the act, ought to be publicly condemned and shamed.

Even worse than Brown's dense insensitivity though is this story about how a group of "real Americans" immediately set up a Facebook page honoring Stack and his act and co-opted the murderous rampage for their own perverted political beliefs:

On Facebook, a group commemorating Joseph Andrew Stack had nearly 250 members as of 6 p.m. "Finally an American man took a stand against our tyrannical government that no longer follows the constitution and is turned its back on its founding fathers and the beliefs this country was founded on," wrote Emily Walters of Louisville, Ky., the group's creator.

No doubt these folk cried tears of joy watching firefighters pull the dead and mangled bodies of toddlers out of the destroyed day care center in the Alfred Murrah Federal Building after Timothy McVeigh and friends blew it up in 1995.

While I won't presuppose to know the ideological preferences of Joseph Stack, I most certainly and with a fair amount of certainty can guess as to the political leanings of his Facebook groupies. They probably look something like these folks:


Just saying . . .


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oooops! What I meant to say . . . .


At CPAC today, one of the right's darlings of the blogosphere Erick Erickson of, let's slip a simple little truth that honest people like myself have been shouting from the rooftops for years -- namely that Fox News is calculatingly and deliberately part and parcel of the right-wing, conservative media infrastructure.

Quite truthfully -- I cannot understand why that has been such a difficult thing to admit to by conservatives - it's so obvious to anyone who's partisan blinders aren't super glued to their fucking eyeballs.

Wonder how long it will take Erickson to start back-pedaling from his moment of truthiness.

I heard the conservanuts were gathered together this week for a teabagging smug-fest. Oh -- looky here, somebody already found some YouTube video of the smarmy bastard's circle jerk:

Wow .. Obama experimented with drugs when he was young. The horror!! Lol. Even more hilarious when you consider the fact that two of the right's current heroes of the hour not only have drug use pasts, but both, unlike Mr. Obama, ended up doing stints in rehab:

Rush Limpballs -- hillbilly heroin addict who plead guilty to Doctor shopping for his drugs

Glenn Beck -- cocaine and booze addict with a stint in rehab

You see - this is why conservatives will slowly but surely ratfuck themselves into political irrelevancy eventually. They are humorless hypocrites who when looking in the mirror consistently see the words "paragon of virtue" stamped smack across their stupid sloping foreheads staring back at themselves.


So how'd that compassionatey, conservativey thing work out for y'all?

Before angry voters restore Republicans to power -- in the name of "tea party populism" -- perhaps they should consider just how well right-wing rule worked out for them during the past decade. Last fall a Census Bureau study found that real median household income had declined from $52,500 in 2000, the last year that Bill Clinton was president, to $50,303 in 2008, George W. Bush's final year -- a period during which Republicans dominated Congress as well. Millions of those median households lost their health insurance (and, since the onset of the Great Recession, many of those same families have lost jobs as well).

Joe Conason points out the obvious, obese elephant in the room. And when I use the word "obvious" I am referring solely to those of us who've actually been paying attention to what's been going on in politics since the black-robed coup of 2000. I reference that sordid affair because that truly was the genesis of America's downward spiral into the financial quagmire that it's presently immersed in. It was a decade of conservative Republican governing dominance and that fact is indisputable. Conason's point in a nutshell is -- the American middle and working class incomes and quality of life didn't just stagnate during the decade conservatives were predominantly in power, they putrefied.

So frankly, why anyone with an iota of detectable intelligence, is of the opinion that restoring the levers of governmental power to the right-wing assklowns that drove the "we the people" bus off the cliff to begin with would be the antidote to this country's economic paralysis at this stage of the nightmare, is infinitely beyond my level of comprehension.

Read Conason's piece.


Oh Noes!!

Rudy Giuliani's BFF wins an all-expense paid trip to Club Bubba's Bunk Mate Resort.

Teleprompt this ! !

The teabaggers and the conservanuts have a lame and childish penchant for grasping at and amplifying the most inane issues in their rabid quest to undermine, at all cost, the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency.

It's a pathetic spectacle to watch.

Manufactured controversy over who wears the shiniest American flag lapel pin, who's birth certificate is less modern, who's childhood was more "American", etc. And of course the latest faux outrage du jour by these asshats is who uses a teleprompter in public speeches and who doesn't. Here's a tip to the teabagger clowns -- if you're going to ridicule and rant and rave about Obama's use of teleprompters, don't do it in a public meeting venue with media around and with (whoops!) teleprompters in front of your lectern:

The Tea Party's choice in the Florida Republican primary, Marco Rubio, began his address to a crowd of conservative conventioneers by taking a shot at President Obama for reading from a teleprompter. He did it while standing in front of two easily visible teleprompters.

IMAO! My god these people are just so unimaginably stupid. And they're the ones that want everyone to believe that they and their political ilk are the better choice for running the country?

I fucking think not, thank you very much.

Just saying . . .


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Flintstones Syndrome . . .

Nearly a third of Texans believe humans and dinosaurs roamed the earth at the same time, and more than half disagree with the theory that humans developed from earlier species of animals, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

It's not just Texas. I'd be willing to be that percentage is nationwide. I'd also be willing to bet that as a result of this massively delusional disconnect from reality, this country is doomed to go the way of the dinosaurs as well in the not too distant future. It's just a matter of time folks.