Saturday, May 22, 2010

Gee --- why am I not surprised?

Published: May 21, 2010

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An antigovernment Ohio man who had had several run-ins with the police around the country was identified Friday as one of two people suspected of gunning down two officers during a traffic stop in Arkansas.

When this story first appeared in the national media the day before yesterday, I was perusing the online comments sections of a few major internet news sites and they were flooded with right-wing/teabagger/xenophobe/moron/assklown comments screaming about how it was them thar damn 'ee-leegals' that 'kilt' those po-leece men and that is why we need to call out the National Guard to round up all the mexicans (to the brain dead wingnuts - all illegal immigrants are from Mexico) cuz them thar ee-leegals is killin' us, takin' our best jobs (snicker), all livin' high off the hog on welfare and spreadin' leprosy.

Of course now that the true story is coming out that the guy who gunned down the two Arkansas policemen in cold blood is actually a very white, very conservative, very anti-government loon you won't hear a fucking peep out of the loser wingnut crowd.

You know -- it's getting to the so, so very tired point that every time one of these conservative nut cases starts ranting about the evil 'gubmint, the evil Obama, the evil libruls, the evil librul media, the evil immigrants, the evil Pelosi, the evil Reid, the evil Democrats, the evil this, that and another --- I just want to get right up in their beet red faces and scream at the top of my lungs to them -


Yeah -- I know it's harsh. But it needs to be said. These people and their warped views are a cancer on the national social fabric. I've long ago stopped empathizing with them on any meaningful level and they themselves bear the entire blame for it.

I'm not sure what the solution is. With signs that a prolonged economic recession is in the works, no sign of the joblessness situation improving, and the black guy still President for the next 2 and a half years, I've resigned myself to the depressing reality that the right-wing flying monkeys will be a pus oozing anal wart on America's ass for the forseeable future.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Rand Paul -- The Great White Teabagging Hope . . .

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Being the political junkie that I am, I've been keeping a lazy eye on this guy Rand Paul for awhile now. The past few days, coming off his Kentucky GOP primary win, junior Paul has made the television interview rounds. And the impression I get after seeing those interviews? This guy is the wet-dream candidate of the teabagger clowns.

In the past few days Paul has managed this trifecta of asininity:

1. When asked if Tea Partiers were within their rights to violently overthrow the current government, he smugly smiled and then an aide quickly stepped in and shut down the interview.

2. Paul then defends the right of private businesses to discriminate against people based on race.

3. Paul then goes on to trash the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights Act (although he quickly backtracked the following day after media scrutiny of what he stated).

And today, junior Paul goes on the t.v. yet again and calls President Obama "un-American" for criticizing international oil conglomerate British Petroleum for their disastrous handling of the still unfolding environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico:

Whew! All that's missing from Paul is a declaration that every citizen in every state, city, township should be walking around in public and "legally" armed with AK-47's and Tec-9's.

This guy is the essence, or afterbirth, of the Teabagger mentality. And there is little doubt that Paul intends to tap into the seething right wing hatred, the not so subtle racism, and the misguided anger that a great many middle-class, white Americans are experiencing now as a result of the nearly collapsed U.S. economic system.

He's an opportunist of the worst sort and in my view the worst kind of person you want to have in any position of governmental authority.

There's 6 months until election day. Hopefully Paul will continue to open his yap and show people what a fool and a huckster he truly is and how out of touch he is with mainstream America and reality and come election day he will be relegated to the scrap heap of Teabagger history.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Poison, Baby, Poison!!

More and more stories about sick fishermen are beginning to surface after the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The fishermen are working out in the Gulf -- many of them all day, every day -- to clean up the spill. They said they blame their ailments on the chemicals that BP is using.

One fisherman said he felt like he was going to die over the weekend.

"I've been coughing up stuff," Gary Burris said. "Your lungs fill up."

Burris, a longtime fisherman who has worked across the Gulf Coast, said he woke up Sunday night feeling drugged and disoriented.

"It was like sniffing gasoline or something, and my ears are still popping," Burris said. "I'm coughing up stuff. I feel real weak, tingling feelings."

Marine toxicologist Riki Ott said the chemicals used by BP can wreak havoc on a person's body and even lead to death.

Lovely. So BP's solution to their horrendous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico? Dump even more toxic goop into the water.

If they can find a way to issue an arrest warrant for Lindsay Lohan, why the fuck can't we be frog-marching some of these BP executives and some of their criminal cohorts in the Minerals Management Service off to the prison block?

Just asking . . .


The greatest Corporatocracy on the planet . . .

Apparently I have not been paying close attention to what's been going on in my country -- otherwise I would have known that America had officially changed it's name to The United States of British Petroleum.

When CBS tried to film a beach with heavy oil on the shore in South Pass, Louisiana, a boat of BP contractors, and two Coast Guard officers, told them to turn around, or be arrested.

"This is BP's rules, it's not ours," someone aboard the boat said. Coast Guard officials told CBS that they're looking into it.

As the Coast Guard is a branch of the Armed Forces, it brings into question how closely the government and BP are working together to keep details of the disaster in the dark.

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FOX asshat Hume gets his answer . . . Louisiana gets their nightmare

Where's the oil Brit? Where's the oil?

(AP) -- AT PASS A LOUTRE, La. - A chocolate-brown blanket of oil about as thick as latex paint has invaded reedy freshwater wetlands at Louisiana's southeastern tip, prompting Gov. Bobby Jindal to step up calls Wednesday for building emergency sand barriers.

..."The day that we've been fearing is upon us today," he said later at a news conference in the coastal town of Venice, about an hour away by boat.

Brit Hume, Rush Limpballs, the idiot BP CEO Tony Hayward and the rest of the brain dead "drill, baby, drill" zombies ought to be personally flown down (hell I'll even help pay their air fare) to the (formerly) pristine Louisiana Wetlands and have their smug fucking faces mashed into a nice big, syrupy puddle of BP crude by some Louisiana fishermen -- on camera and on live television.

It still wouldn't be the ultimate justice, but it would be a good start.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New definition for the word "sociopath"

[soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-]
–noun Psychiatry.
a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

Somebody just needs to wrap this assklown up in a straight jacket, toss him in a rubber room and throw away the key.

What a shameless fucking wart on humanity's sphincter.


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

FOX Sports reporter: Rednecks good, Darkies bad . . .

Rupert Murdoch employs some truly awful pieces of shit individuals within his FOX organization. These living, breathing, walking turds have, for the most part, been pretty much confined to the news and AM hate radio divisions. But apparently not even that is enough for FOX -- how else can you explain a "reporter" making this type of statement on the air:

MYERS: It's a great country here. We have disasters issues when people pull together and help themselves and I thought the people in Tennessee, unlike -- I'm not going to name names -- when a natural disaster hits people weren't standing on a rooftop trying to blame the government, okay. They helped each other out through this.

And Mike Helton, president of NASCAR, Tony Stewart, among some drivers went from the race over to the middle Tennesee area where still a lot of hardworking, tax-paying, legal American citizens have been affected by the floods and are trying to rebuild their lives and they are helping out. And I think that other people around the country, of course the music industry in and around Nashville helping, without making a big deal out of it and I think that's a good thing.

Wow! Holy Shit level of Wow!

Apparently the Americans who were living in south Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina struck weren't the "types" of "hardworking, tax-paying, legal citizens" that pricks like FOX Sports reporter Chris Myers approves of so in his bilious view they weren't worthy of any humane assistance in having their shattered lives rebuilt. You know -- I'm not even going to pretend here - let's be honest with each other -- the people standing on rooftops in New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina, were primarily poor and (say it with me) black.

And if given the chance, to Chris Myers I would gladly say straight to his pudgy, pasty face (providing I don't ram my fist through it first) -- dude what a fucking dick and all around heartless scumbag you are.

But you know what -- even though Myers' specialty is sports commentary, you have to concede this point -- he is the poster child as to the type of psychopathic personality that is considered a "perfect fit" for the FOX family of Neanderthal talking bobble-heads these days.


Oops! They did it again . . . .

From the "Gee where have we heard this story before?" Department:

Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN), a champion of abstinence education and traditional family values, will resign effective Friday after an affair with a female staffer in his district office, he announced today.

I never tire of these stories.

It's just more evidence of my long-standing view that those who publicly scream and preach the loudest about morals, ethics and family values are usually the ones with something to hide.

Therefore I rejoice at the sudden and magnanimous downfall of Congressman Souder - not because I gain some sadistic pleasure from seeing other human beings suffer, but because fraudulent hypocrites like the not-so-honorable Republican Congressman are dangerous people when in positions of power and subsequently have absolutely no business crafting laws that govern other people's lifestyles and behavior.

Nuff' said.


**Side note: I guess this means it's time to update ye olde GOP Sex Scandal Flow Chart.