Friday, March 05, 2010

Friday M-Vloggin' -- with Ozzy

Been a rough work week. Need some Ozzy to calm me down.

I dedicate this song to all of my charming Teabagger/wingnut friends and fans.

I hear you breathing though you're so far away
Can you just go where you're going to
I couldn't give a damn or two about a fool like you
That's true
Are you just too cool no you're just perfectly cold
And what goes around still comes around
I think it's all summed up and down in a fool like you
That's true

Today is just another day
You hold your ticket into nowhere
It's up to you if you will stay
And turn your day into a nightmare

You think you know it you think you know it all
But you don't even have a clueM
And control is still in view for a fool like you
That's true
Is there a reason for the way that you are
Or does it just come naturally
To have an idiosyncrasy and be a fool like you
That's true

You're hearing what you want to hear
Misunderstanding all you see
An attitude in all of us
Is it really you and me

He's hiding residing deep within the crowd
A hand out he'll pull you down

You've been found guilty committed every crime
But still they say you must go free
Looks like haunted I will be by a fool like you
That's true

By a fool like you by a fool like you
Looks like haunted I will be by a fool like you
That's true
By a fool like you by a fool like you
Looks like haunted I will be by a fool like you
That's true


Ignorance is their bliss . . .

The very brave Gene Lyons charges straight into the vast maw of right-wing stupidity in a valiant, but ultimately vain attempt to understand the mental state of your average right wing lunatic. An admirable effort for sure, but it is, for all intents and purposes, approximately the equivalent exercise of trying to make sense of a monkey's oil paintings.

Fox News guru Glenn Beck has started using eliminationist rhetoric about eradicating the "cancer" of "progressivism" from American politics. His growing enemies list now includes Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. If Beck's rapt followers get their way, I guess we'll need to dynamite Mount Rushmore.

Supposedly, the Founding Fathers were all about rugged, Ayn Rand-style individualism. Americans abhorred alien concepts like "community" until the proto-Marxist Bull Moose Party introduced them.

Seriously, that's what Beck tells his millions of viewers. Evidently, his copy of the U.S. Constitution lacks a preamble. You know, the part that goes, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty ..."

"We the people"? "General welfare"? What were they, a bunch of pinkos?


Sigh . . . .

POSTED: 1:21 pm EST March 3, 2010
UPDATED: 7:39 pm EST March 4, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- Fed up and fired up, an increasing number of Indiana residents who have lost confidence in the government are going to extreme measures to claim they are "sovereign citizens."

By doing so, residents contend that they no longer have to pay taxes, claiming their homes as embassies and using identification cards that show them as diplomats, 6News' Rafael Sanchez reported.

I think this is great! I think we ought to encourage all of these teabagging asshats to declare themselves "sovereign citizens." And when they do, we wall them in on their "sovereign" property, cut them off from tax funded utilities like electricity and water and sewer. And if, yahweh forbid, their house catches fire or they need law enforcement assistance, we deny them those tax funded societal functions as well. And let's hope they don't try to leave their "sovereign" compounds to go to the local store to buy life necessities. That would instantly make them illegal immigrants subject to deportation back to their sovereign land.

So yeah -- I love this idea and I'm going to recommend it to all my teabagger friends.

[snark off]


You go girl! . . .

Rachel Maddow has been on the warpath lately demolishing one conservative/GOP lying meme after another.

In this clip she takes on the insidious and disgusting spawn of Cheney the Dick -- Liz. Little Lizzy certainly does have daddy's sleazy DNA coursing through her icy veins.

Rachel clearly and effectively demonstrates the kinds of vile personal destruction games that people of the Cheney's ilk like to play. Better yet, she even manages to have fun while deconstructing their infantile idiocy.

Nice bitch-slap Rachel!

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FOXymorons . . .

Like myself Jon Stewart never seems to tire of exposing the hypocrisy and deceitfulness of the propaganda pimps of FOX News.

Masterful takedown of Murdoch's Goebbelites.

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The Death of Journalism . . .

This is why I have scant trust in this country's mainstream media to truthfully and objectively tell me what's happening in the world and is also why they are no longer this inquiring mind's primary source of news and views.

Glenn Greenwald
agrees with me:

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke volumes today about himself and his "news network." First, on Twitter earlier today, he excitedly promoted his upcoming story about what he called the "intense debate about Obama Justice Dept bringing in lawyers who previously represented Gitmo detainees." On March, 9, 1954, Edward R. Murrow famously devoted his entire broadcast to vehemently condemning Joseph McCarthy's witch hunts, declaring: "This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent." By contrast, Wolf Blitzer -- receipient of an Edward R. Murrow award -- sees such smear campaigns as nothing more than an "intense debate" to neutrally explore and excitingly promote.

If pure unadulterated journalism isn't dead in America, it's most certainly on life support. And you can thank the Wolf Blitzers of the world for it.


Sean Hannity is a street walking bitch - lol . . .

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert make up the best one-two comedy punch on television - hands down.

They are also damn good at exposing the wankery of conservatives and their propagandists in the right-wing mediasphere.

Watch as Stephen exquisitely dismantles the manufactured ACORN/pimp story and bitch slaps FOX and Sean Hannity in the process.

Brilliantly priceless - haha.

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

The Game is Over . . . .

Thu Mar 4, 6:20 pm ET

National GOP leaders are doing damage control today after a Politico scoop lifted the curtain on the party's plan to tap voters' "fear" in the coming campaign season. The PR problem started when an absent-minded attendee at the Republican National Committee (RNC) confab on February 18 in Boca Grande, Florida, left a 72-page document from its 2010 strategizing session in a hotel room. Today, Politico reporter Ben Smith's expose is making headlines.

The memo tracks the fundraising presentation that RNC Finance Director Rob Bickhart delivered to the RNC's $2,500-a-head annual retreat. The best path to victory in 2010, the document advises, is for Republican candidates to depict themselves as the best hope for resisting the "trending toward socialism" taking shape in a Democrat-dominated Washington.

The presentation portrays the Obama administration as "The Evil Empire," including the now-infamous image of President Obama made over in the makeup Heath Ledger used in his performance as the Joker in the 2008 Batman movie "The Dark Knight." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears as Cruella De Vil from "101 Dalmatians," and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the witless cartoon dog Scooby-Doo. The memo candidly confirms that the aim of such caricature is to amp up "fear" among the GOP's conservative base. The memo also makes fun of major RNC donors, categorizing some as "ego-driven" and easily pacified with "tchochkes" (a Slavic word for toys).

The embrace of harsh rhetoric and the swipes at the large donor set seem to signal the GOP establishment's growing comfort with employing tactics associated with the activist Tea Party movement—and with plying Tea Party sympathizers for cash.

I hate to be the type of person that says "I told you so" --- but I fucking told you so.

We now have indisputable evidence that the GOP has from day one not put forth a scintilla of honest effort to deal with the Obama administration and the Democrats in a reasonable and bipartisan manner on any issue! It's all right there in the RNC's leaked Power Point presentation, for everyone who isn't blind, to see plain as goddamn day.

It's way, way past time for Obama, Reid and Pelosi to slam the proverbial bipartisan door in the faces of the Republicans and if they try to stick their foot in the crack of the door to keep it open -- slam it on their fucking foot in hopes of breaking it.

This ridiculous, bipartisanship kabuki dance that Mr. Nice Guy Obama has been playing with the intransigent assholes in the GOP leadership ranks has been a colossal waste of time and is preventing this country from dealing with a myriad of important domestic issues that are critical to getting America back on the road to economic prosperity.

The GOP sons of bitches sure as hell weren't interested in bipartisanship when they were in power for 6 years during the Bush reign of terror. For the fucking life of me I cannot understand why the Democrats could be of the belief that they suddenly had a change of heart and now wanted to work hand in hand across the aisle. Stupid S-U-C-K-E-R Democrats. I'm sick of them almost as much as the Republigoons.

Both Reid and Pelosi have been tremendously disappointing as party leaders. And don't give me that bullshit about how Democrats are of varying levels of political ideology and thus harder to gain consensus from. True leaders lead and true leaders know how to twist arms, threaten, punish and reward and eventually get shit done. Reid and Pelosi do not seem to possess these necessary skills needed to make the Democrats an effective majority party. Dump 'em I say -- they've had their opportunity to make a difference and have failed.

If it were up to me, I'd put somebody like Alan Grayson in Pelosi's house majority leader position and either Al Franken or Bernie Sanders in Reid's senate majority position. I damn well guarantee you'd see some progress pretty damn quick with gutty fighters like that in charge.

Regardless, it is evidently clear now from this leaked RNC War room document that the GOP has not ever intended nor do they intend to work with Obama and the Dems in any way, shape or form any manner resembling bipartisanship. It is time for Obama and the Dems to cut their losses, end this idiotic game and just fucking go it alone. And if the Repukes squeal like stuck pigs, tell them to fuck off and die. Simple as that.


American Taliban doing God's work . . .

I've unabashedly stated it before and I'll do so again --- the one primary cause of man's inability to make any significant headway towards a peaceful planet for all is fundamentalist religious insanity.

The United States is not immune to this insidious disease. Case in point:

An evangelical Christian hate group called “Repent Amarillo” is reportedly terrorizing the town of Amarillo, Texas. Repent fashions itself as a sort of militia and targets a wide range of community members they deem offensive to their theology: gays, liberal Christians, Muslims, environmentalists, breast cancer events that do not highlight abortion, Halloween, “spring break events,” and pornography shops. On its website, Repent has posted a “Warfare Map” of its enemies in town.

I truly wish this were parody, but it isn't. It's my hope that at some point, decent Christians will find the will and courage to stand up as a group and denounce these fucking hateful lunatics, do so loudly and forcefully, and shame them all back under the slimy rocks whence they emerged.

Ahhh --- good old fashioned, American bourgeois justice at it's finest:

March 3, 2010, 9:57 am
Cheese Thief Jailed for 7 Years in California

Updated | 11:38 a.m. On Monday, more than a year after a man was arrested outside a market in California with a $3.99 bag of Tillamook shredded cheese in his pants he had not paid for, a judge decided to go relatively easy on him, sentencing him to seven years and eight months in jail.

It goes without saying that I might have been sufficiently impressed with this heroic effort to save humanity from a $3.99 cheese thief if it weren't for the fact that so many white collar banksters, CEO's, and Wall Street thieves are presently running around enjoying the privileges of freedom by picking the pockets of hard working, law-abiding Americans and looting the national treasury. Put a few thousand of those slimy bastards on a ditch-digging chain gang and you've got my support.

Until that version of justice comes to fruition though, I only have this to say to the people who've sent the $3.99 cheese thief up the river -- you can take your bourgeois version of justice and shove it up your fucking bourgeois asses.

Just saying . . .


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Repent your fashion sense! Or be raped! . . . . Holy Fuck! (pun intended)

Wow. This is insulting and offensive on so many levels I don't know where to begin:

BRISTOL, Va. – Nineteen-year-old Keshia Canter handed three burgers, fries and milkshakes to a car-load of Tuesday afternoon customers at the Hi-Lo Burger’s drive-though window. A lady sitting in the backseat leaned forward, between the two men in front, and handed her a leaflet: “Women & Girls” it said across the top.

“Even though nothing is showing, you’re being ungodly,” Canter recalled the woman telling her. “You make men want to be sinful.”

Canter was wearing boots pulled up over jeans, a pink zebra-print shirt with a black jacket zipped up over it. She has blond hair, dark eye make-up and a little red lip ring. “I just asked if she needed any salt, pepper or ketchup,” Canter said. “I mean, how do I respond to that?”

Minutes later, Canter’s mother, Pam Yates, who owns the restaurant, returned from the bank. Canter handed her “Women & Girls” and Yates started reading.

“You may have been given this leaflet because of the way you are dressed,” it begins. “Have you thought about standing before the true and living God to be judged?”

It continues with one essential theme: The sins of men are, in part, the fault of women, specifically women in tight-fitting clothing. Yates was annoyed. Then she got to a section on page two:

“Scripture tells us that when a man looks on a woman to lust for her he has already committed adultery in his heart. If you are dressed in a way that tempts a men to do this secret (or not so secret) sin, you are a participant in the sin,” the leaflet states. “By the way, some rape victims would not have been raped if they had dressed properly. So can we really say they were innocent victims?”

Another fine example of why krazee views fundamentalist Christianity with a mixture of abject horror and spine tingling fascination.


Bipartisan Buffoonery . . .

Jon Stewart showing FOX News how "Fair and Balanced" is done the proper way.

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