Saturday, May 08, 2010

It is what it is . . .

"Devastation beyond comprehension" -- that pretty much sums up the legacy of conservative Republican governance over the past decade doesn't it?

Just saying . . .


FOX keeps shoveling the lying bullshit . . .

Why let facts get in the way of a good Obama smear eh FOX?

Fox business analyst Stuart Varney claimed that "our taxpayer money ... is bailing out the Greeks right now" because President Obama "gave" $100 billion in "American taxpayer dollars" to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In fact, Obama did not "give" the IMF money; rather, he requested -- and Congress approved -- a line of credit that involves "an exchange of assets" and not "an expenditure."

Proving once again that FOX "News" and the truth are mutually exclusive entities.


Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday M-Vloggin' -- with George Carlin

Sure wish ol' George was still around. I'm certain he'd be rattling a few right-wing and media cages.


Shame by any other word . . .

Having 15% of your population relying on government subsidized food stamps to keep from starving isn't exactly something the richest and most economically advanced nation on the planet can be proud of in my view:

(Reuters) - Nearly 40 million Americans received food stamps -- the latest in an ever-higher string of record enrollment that dates from December 2008 and the U.S. recession, according to a government update.

Maybe the boy genius over at Goldman Sachs known as "Fabulous Fab" can come up with a solution?

Just saying . . .


Thursday, May 06, 2010


WBWJR? What Boy Would Jesus Rent?


I referenced this important story in a previous post. Glad Stephen Colbert deems it important enough to comment on as well.

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Right-wing extremists who question the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency tried to take on local law enforcement recently -- and they seem to have come out on the losing end.

These right-wing assklowns remind me of this:


Fabulous Fuckheads . . .

Fucking stomach turning sickening.

Already, Fabulous Fab—as he calls himself in e-mails released by the SEC—has two Facebook fan pages devoted to him. New York magazine breathlessly reported on his life, including the $4,000-a-month Manhattan apartment he once rented.

The 15 Wall Street employees—20- and 30-something bankers, traders, and former Goldman employees—whom NEWSWEEK interviewed for this piece say they admire the way Tourre foresaw the collapse in the housing market and structured a lucrative deal for his client, hedge-fund impresario John Paulson. Goldman Sachs refused to comment or to pass along Tourre's contact information. "Everyone thinks he has a bit of swagger," says former investment banker and Columbia Business School professor David Beim. "Everyone is cheering for him."

When I think of the millions of Americans who have lost jobs and homes, they and their children's lives in ruin, and of the incalculable amount of spiritual damage inflicted and yet to be inflicted on this nation and it's hard working people who were simply trying to live their lives playing by the American Dream rules, it just infuriates me to no end to read this Newsweek story.

All I could think of while reading this article is the Al Pacino line in "Scent of a Woman" where Pacino angrily tells the Dean of an elite private college, that is trying to ruin the life of his protege', that someone ought to "take a flamethrower to this place." And such a burning fate, in my view, would be a fitting demise for the den of thieves known as Wall Street.

**UPDATE**: looks like the Greeks are of the view the Flamethrower approach is a swell idea as well. While I don't condone the taking of life, can anyone blame the people for wanting to exact some kind of revenge for the greedy fucks who laughed all the way to the bank while ruining their fellow country men's lives?


Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Never a dull moment with the Moral Majority Moralizers . . .

I've always been deeply suspicious of people who have created well compensated "careers" out of telling others how to live "moral" and "god-fearing" lives.

And it appears my suspicions have not been without good reason:

When George Alan Rekers, a cofounder along with James Dobson of the Family Research Council and a leader in the ex-gay movement, was caught walking off a plane from Europe with a young male prostitute, he first insisted that he didn't know the young man was an escort until halfway through their 10-day vacation.

"I had surgery," Rekers told the Miami New Times, which broke the story yesterday, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him."

Rekers had hired the escort, dubbed "Lucien" by the New Times, through the website (NSFW), a popular site that hosts ads for gay male escorts. There's little mistaking what the site is for.

Yes -- because god knows, when I need to hire someone to carry my luggage on a trip, the first place I think of going to is

Apparently, and unsurprisingly, this guy is a VIP within conservative, fundamentalist Christian circles for his virulent anti-gay/lesbian views and writings.

Lol. Fucking hypocrites. I get absolutlely giddy when phony creeps like this get their penultimate comeuppance.



I have to give Sarah Palin credit where due.

She is unquestionably consistent and unwavering with her embarrassing idiocy.

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In the event you don't "get" the dig at Dear Sarah Plain & Dumb, just read this:

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Frightening thought knowing that she is considered "Presidential" material by many in this country.


Voices of reason need not apply . . .

by Michael Ferraresi - May. 4, 2010 04:03 PM
The Arizona Republic

The widow of a Phoenix police officer who was fatally shot three years ago by an undocumented immigrant said Arizona's new law would have done nothing to save her husband's life had it been in place in 2007.

Julie Erfle, whose husband Nick Erfle died in a central Phoenix gunfight after he and a partner stopped a man for jaywalking, told Channel 12 (KPNX) and The Arizona Republic that policymakers need to cut through the "rhetoric" and "fear-mongering" to try to achieve an immigration-enforcement solution that would better protect police officers - not only from violence, but from the perception that they engage in racial profiling.

It's a shame that rational views like Julie Erfle's have been marginalized by conservatives in the Arizona immigration bill conversation. One would think that the voice of someone whose life has been fundamentally and directly impacted by the issue being debated might carry some relevancy and importance.

She also criticized the bill's supporters for using her husband's name to benefit politically and financially by luring campaign donations that lead to votes.

Ahh! And then we get to the heart of the matter don't we? The Terry Schiavo case should have been sufficient evidence that hard-core conservatives will not hesitate when it comes to cynically politicizing and financially benefiting from narrow cultural wedge issues. I am convinced that they thrive on the ability to divide people and inflame emotions, and particularly so if it advances their ideological agenda in the least.

When conservatives talk about a "cultural war" taking place in America - there isn't much exaggeration in that statement. Accepting that, the issue then comes down to who will be on the right side of history in that "war". And if past history of issues like civil rights, child labor laws, women's suffrage, corporate regulation, foreign policy and waging war, and economic governance are clues - perennially being on the wrong side of history appears to be a bitter badge of honor to the right-wing crowd.

All the more reason to fight them on every front and fight them hard.


Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Glenn Beck: "now might be a good time" for enemies to attack U.S. because country is vulnerable

There's a great patriot for ya - wouldn't you say? Coyly enticing enemy attacks on the U.S. - lovely.

Still waiting for the few remaining, responsible adults within the conservative ranks to put this fucktard in his rightful place -- which is social and political irrelevancy.


Care for some cheese with that Whine?

I wonder if they'll also fire off a press release to FOX News and Rush Limbaugh demanding an apology for their wild "speculation" that the BP oil rig explosion was a possible conspiracy between Obama and environmentalists.

Somehow I doubt it.

Yesterday, on Today, Mayor Bloomberg speculated that the failed bomb attack in Times Square might be the result of "someone with a political agenda that doesn't like the healthcare bill."

Now the Tea Party Nation, the generally disrespected hocum group that put together the Tea Party Convention with Sarah Palin back in Nashville a few months back, has dashed off a press release demanding an apology on behalf of Tea Partiers elsewhere. Because, I guess, if you wonder if the bomb might have been set off by a domestic crazy upset about the Health Care Reform bill, who else could that mean but the Tea Party Movement, right?


Just saying . . .


Monday, May 03, 2010

Rush and FOX say "eco-terrorists" to blame for oil rig disaster . . . WTF?

Not unlike the stench of fuel fumes which are currently despoiling the pristine air along America's beautiful Gulf coast, one can also smell the putrid desperation oozing from the pores of the right-wingers. The hate radio screechers and the Rupert Murdoch cable t.v. con artists want so badly to hang the yoke of blame around the liberal's and Obama's neck for British Petroleum's oil disaster, that they've simply decided to do what they and their ilk do best -- just make up some ridiculously childish fairy tale shit, repeat it ad nauseum in the right-wing media echo chamber, and hope a speck of that shit sticks.

I mean - think about it. What Rush Limbaugh and the FOX Noize clowns are insinuating is that some very crafty, technologically advanced, dirty fucking hippie tree huggers stealthily navigated their way 80 miles out into the Gulf of Mexico, dove 5000 feet into the murky depths of the ocean to plant a bomb at the point of the oil wellhead where the explosion is reported to have occurred, then ascended back to the ocean's surface, sat in their RonCo Portable decompression chamber to avoid the bends, and lastly, made a completely undetected getaway and subsequent remote control detonation of their magical, nautical, mystery explosive.

This is why I have a hard time dealing constructively with my right-wing, conservative peers. The level of rank idiocy needed to readily suspend one's belief in reality, reject any attempt at rational thought and mindlessly embrace the unbelievable is something I have great difficulty coming to grips with. What's significantly disturbing more than anything to me though is that this form of slanderous lunacy appears to be standard operating procedure for the conservative movement in this country these days. Bereft of sane ideas to move the country forward, they instead have cynically resorted to a scorched earth policy towards truth in pursuit of ideological tyranny. It is not something that bodes well for Democracy and the future of this country.