Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday M-Vloggin' -- with Willie Nelson

I can honestly state that Willie is one of a handful of musical artists who I can just sit and listen to all day long and not tire of it. I suppose that would explain my 9 visits to see him in concert over the years.






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E.I.B. -- Excrement In Broadcasting network . . .

I don't give a goddamn what any of LimpBall's defenders say -- he's a hateful piece of racist shit. Nuff said.







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Bipartisanship overkill --- enough already -- just fucking get it done ...

Thanks Jon for helping me understand exactly what was accomplished with Obama's umpteenth outreach effort to the GOP at yesterday's Health Care Summit.





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Query of the Day ...


A fellow warrior blogger in the good cause asks the question:

ARE RIGHT-WINGERS EVEN THE SAME SPECIES AS THE REST OF US?

Umm -- no.

This has been another wonderful edition of krazee's simple answers to simple questions.


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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jon Stewart is paying attention . . . too bad America's dysfunctional mainstream media isn't . . .

Jon Stewart ruminates over the childish, bratty antics by the GOP in even TALKING about Health Care Reform. While the preponderance of his ire in this clip is directed at the Republican obstructionists, he also gets in a wicked jab at the spineless fucking Democrats for not standing up for their principles and for the people they purportedly represent.


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Conservative, Right-wing, Waterpark Blues . . .

Eric Cartman channels what's really bothering the right-wing conservatives and Teabaggers these days -- roflmao.






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They love him, they love him not . . . they love him, they love him not . . . ad nauseum


The always observant Joe Conason drills deep into the demented mindset of your average, lizard brain Teabagger.

An excerpt:

Scott Brown’s skillful mimicry of populism was what originally endeared him to the tea party gang. They loved him, too, because he was prone to make a stupid remark now and then that reflected their own prejudices perfectly, as when he suggested that Barack Obama was born out of wedlock -- or when he compared his supporters with the lunatic who flew an airplane into the Austin IRS headquarters.

But today thousands of Brown’s most fervent fans have realized that he is actually everything they despise: a Republican in Name Only, a Benedict Arnold, a Massachusetts liberal, probably a Marxist. And they brought the bile to sites across the Web:

“Scott Brown is a lying douchbag--- just wait and see!”

“Yo Scott Brown…Always knew you were a lying RINO!”

Why? Because he voted for the stripped-down, tax-cutting, locally oriented and essentially conservative jobs bill pushed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Cyberspace has been aflame all day with furious outbursts by wingnuts who believe that Brown let them down.

Reading their posts on Brown’s own Facebook page, it is clear that many of them have no idea what is in Reid’s jobs bill, nor do they much care. Cutting taxes for small businesses and helping governments pay for bonds to build infrastructure is denounced as akin to communism -- solely because the bill is sponsored by the Democratic leadership. Of course, the Senate minority leader and all but four of Brown’s fellow Republicans essentially adopted the same position (which indicates that they are eager to obstruct any Democratic legislation, even if it simply mirrors their normal policy preferences).


The Teabaggers have the attention span of a fruit fly and any expectation that they will actually ever utilize the higher order thinking capabilities of their spastic lizard brains is hopelessly optimistic at best.



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FOX & Friends spew b.s. amidst their crocodile tears . . .



Media Matters does the heavy lifting once again which the stagnant, weak-kneed mainstream refuses or is too cowardly to do.

In this case it's exposing the deceit from the right-wingers and FOX Noize surrounding the Democrats potential use of the congressional reconciliation process to pass Health Care Reform. The conservatives are desperately, desperately trying to redefine reconciliation as the dreaded "nuclear option" and paint the Democratic caucus as hypocrites because they protested against it previously.

The official definition of the "nuclear option" is:

...the nuclear option is an attempt by a majority of the United States Senate to end a filibuster by invoking a point of order to essentially declare the filibuster unconstitutional which can be decided by a simple majority, rather than seeking formal cloture with a supermajority of 60 senators.

There is, of course, a colossal flaw with the wingnut's argument -- the "nuclear option" was a term coined by Republican Senator Trent Lott in 2005 and it was referring solely to then-Majority Leader Bill Frist's (Republican of Tennessee) threats to use it to end Democratic-led filibusters of judicial nominees submitted by President George W. Bush.

Reconciliation on the other hand (pay attention conservatards - you might learn something) is an established legislative tool that has been around for 35+ years and has been used to move legislative agendas from tax increases, decreases, budget reforms...etc. forward without the threat of filibuster. It has been used by both parties over the past three decades , mostly by Republicans of course, to advance their legislative agendas in the face of opposition party filibuster threats.

So the true hypocrites in this whole sordid affair are the GOP whiners and their dancing toads in the media and blogosphere.

So the facts of the matter are that Republicans have been the predominant exploiters of the reconciliation process over the years, but now that the Democrats are in power and the GOP is playing it's wholly partisan obstruct everything games, the Dems have decided to use the same legislative process that the Republicans have used and suddenly it's "the end of the world as we know it!" Lol -- if it wasn't so pathetic, it would be funny.

And once again, and not unexpectedly, which media outlet is leading the disinformation campaign on behalf of the GOP? FOX News -- a wholly owned subsidiary of the Republican National Committee.



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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Liberals want to eat your children!! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Jon Stewart provides an comprehensive review of the CPAC zombie fest last week.





Yep -- that about sums it up.



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Jon Stewart edjumicates Glenn Beck . . .

I've been patiently waiting for this.

After Rodeo Clown Glenn Beck's clownish presentation at the conservanut convention last week, I just knew Jon Stewart would have something to say about it.


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It's called -- getting punk'd.



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Sunday, February 21, 2010

The awesomeness of it all . . .


The Bush/GOP/Conservative governing legacy:

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remaining out of work, out of savings and nearing the end of their unemployment benefits.

Economists fear that the nascent recovery will leave more people behind than in past recessions, failing to create jobs in sufficient numbers to absorb the record-setting ranks of the long-term unemployed.

Call them the new poor: people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for years to come.

And the Teabaggers want more of it. Go figure . . .



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Fuck You Asshole! IMAO!

Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger pokes one finger in the eye of lying Mitt Romney with one hand and thrusts the middle finger from his other hand to the faces of the GOP hypocrites running around the country squealing like stuck pigs about the stimulus package out of one side of their mouth while reaping the local political benefits of it out of the other side.

SCHWARZENEGGER: "I find it interesting that you have a lot of the Republicans running around, and pushing back on the stimulus money and saying, 'This doesn't create any new jobs,'" said Schwarzenegger. "And then they go out and do the photo ops, posing with the big check and they say: 'Isn't this great, look at the kind of money I've provided for the state and this is money to create jobs, and this has created 10,000 new jobs, this has created 20,000 new jobs, and all those kinds of things.' It doesn't match up."



[Romney's bullshit and Arnie's response:]




[Arnie's response translated:]



Haha! Jolly good for the Terminator.



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Glenn and the Zen of majority rule . . .

David Neiwert over at Crooks and Liars has a post up that drives a stake thru the heart of Beck and his rodeo-clown show histrionics at CPAC this week.

First Beck's man-child rant:


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And Neiwert's response is worth reprinting in it's entirety:

Glenn Beck has all kinds of interesting political theories. Like the one he posed yesterday at the CPAC convention:

Beck: But I am tired of 40 percent of this country -- 40 percent! -- say they're conservative. Now how many more are out there that don't want to say they're conservative because, 'You just want to kill and eat children' -- [wolfing sound].

Forty percent! Thirty-six percent say they're moderates. What is it, twenty percent? Twenty percent say they're ... liberals. How are they making seventy-six percent feel like they're the minority.

The majority does not rule in America. But the minority shouldn't hijack it!

And it's because we're afraid -- they have isolated us and made us feel we're alone. We're not!

See, Glenn, here's the way it works in the real world: Every conservative sees anyone who is not a conservative -- including moderates -- as a liberal. They're usually vocal about letting us know that. In fact, that's how a lot of us former moderates wound up becoming proud liberals over the past 10 years or so.

Now, notice that Beck lumps moderates in with conservatives as part of the great majority that's being bullied around by mean conniving liberals. He does so without any explanation. But the reality is, the majority of moderates are considered "liberals" by most conservatives, and indeed many of them eschew the "liberal" label precisely out of fear of being called a communist child molester by the likes of Glenn Beck.

Which is why what you're actually looking at is about 56 percent of the country keeping that nutcase 40 percent in check.

You know, the 40 percent that wrecked the global economy by deregulating the most powerful financial sector on the planet into an Indian casino. The 40 percent who convinced enough moderates that Al Gore invented the Internet and that John Kerry didn't deserve his Purple Heart, resulting in a conservative administration that not only wrecked the economy, but drove us into an illegal and unnecessary war, made us more vulnerable to terrorism than ever, and gutted our ability to respond to national emergencies.

No wonder that 36 percent bloc of moderate largely voted en masse with liberals in the last election.

And last we looked, that comprised a real majority. Glenn Beck and his conservative minions may not like that reality, but it's one they created. No wonder they're working so hard to invent an alternative.


Zing!


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BeckOmania!!

Trying to fact check a Glenn Beck speech is an utter exercise in futility. It's like trying to swat flys with a limp spaghetti noodle. Beck misinforms and outright lies so much and so erratically, you'd think he's back to snorting fistfuls of the Bolivian white powder again. Anyhow, watch these clips of the Beckster wowing the wide-eyed sheep at the CPAC conference and tell me this guy isn't a self-absorbed, unhinged, Mussolini wannabe...










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