Friday, September 17, 2010

Trash politics at its most malodorous . . .

Not to be outdone in the Teabagger Loony Tunes department --

NY GOP governor hopeful sends trash-scented flier

The Associated Press
Published: Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010 - 9:56 am
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 16, 2010 - 2:26 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Something stinks in about 200,000 mailboxes around New York - a flier from the new Republican nominee for governor.

A garbage-scented mailing by nominee Carl Paladino features the photos of seven Democrats, six of whom have been investigated and two who have resigned in scandal in the past four years.

"Something STINKS in Albany," the mailer says. Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo told The Associated Press on Thursday that the mailer is scented with a "landfill" odor.

He says the smell will get worse the longer it is exposed, just like Albany.

These are the "serious" people that the Teabaggers believe are going to lead America out of the crisis of it's current economic implosion and and put us back on the road to super power glory.

Sigh . . .


Thursday, September 16, 2010

And the world watches with fascination and horror . . .

Even the usually unflappable Brits are of the view that America is deep in the throes of some sinister, maniacal takeover by aliens (and I'm not referring to the Mexican kind):

Matthew Norman: From the US comes a nasty whiff

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The misfortunes of others being the greatest solace in gloomy, scary times, God bless the United States of America! However alarming the fiscal situation over here, however nerve-jangling the anticipation of the forthcoming Spending Review and its impact of industrial relations, however wretched the prospect of the low level civil unrest that follows the scapegoating of the deprived by the wealthy, glancing across the Atlantic cannot fail to raise the spirits.

Exactly what is unfolding there remains hard to identify even for those better placed by geography, experience and intellect than your columnist. But even at this remove it is apparent that America is suffering some kind of paranoid psychotic episode.....


.....Watching the Tea Party crush centrist Republicans in race after race regardless of the damage this will do the GOP in November, noting the fanaticism at the rallies headlined by Palin and Beck, and recalling from his own childhood the power of crazed but charismatic rhetoric over a middle class grown poor and confused in Wehrmacht Germany, Noam Chomsky sniffs fascism on the breeze.

If that sounds hysterical, please God that it is. But something dark and hateful is stirring in America, and it seems certain to grow as long as unemployment and poverty persist. On Inauguration Day some 20 months ago it felt almost like a curse not to be American. Today it feels quite a blessing to be British.

If the Brits are starting to get queasy about what's going on here in the states, you just know that there's something both extraordinary and unsettling taking place.


2012 . . . . quite possibly . . . . The End of the World As We Know It . . .

Maher hits it out of the park with this observation.

Prove him wrong.


She's Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs! She's Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!! Brawwwwwwkkk!!!

Wow! This Teabagger Christine O'Donnell is crazier than a sack of rabid weasels. Check out the excerpt from this stem-cell research debate she had on O'Reilly's show in 2007:

O'DONNELL: Bill, if we — if we approach this complicated bioethic issue with our heads in the sand, the other end is in the air.

O'REILLY: My head isn't the sand, Christine. I have the biggest head in the world. There isn't enough sand on the beach in Hawaii for my head to be in there.

My point is, we're approaching this issue with the other end in the air.

O'REILLY: No, no, no. Hold it.

O'DONNELL: By their own admission...


O'DONNELL: ... these groups admitted that the report that said, "Hey, yay, we cloned a monkey. Now we're using this to start cloning humans." We have to keep...

O'REILLY: Let them admit anything they want. But they won't do that here in the United States unless all craziness is going on.

O'DONNELL: They are — they are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they're already into this experiment.

It bears repeating:

O'DONNELL: They are — they are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they're already into this experiment.

FUCKING LOL!! Is it just me or does that ridiculous statement make you think someone perhaps had taken too many bong hits and watched way too many Saturday morning cartoons prior to that interview?:

Yet these are the types of lunatic buffoons that the Tea Party asshats are trying to foist upon us all. If this shit doesn't scare you, then all I can say is don't fucking blame me when these crazy bastards take whatever vestiges remain of this country's international credibility, economic power, and democracy and jettison it all in favor of a full blown, theocratic, banana republic system of government.


There will be [more] blood . . .

This is the very real legacy of the hateful rhetoric of Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, AM hate radio and Rupert Murdoch's hand-picked team of lie spewing stormtroopers -- also known as Fox News:

OAKLAND, CA (KGO) -- There is new information about a man charged for a shoot-out with the highway patrol on 580 in Oakland in July. The man says he hoped to start a revolution by killing liberal activists and ABC7 obtained tapes of a jailhouse interview with Byron Williams.

It really is just a matter of time before the right wing media screechers have even more innocent blood on their hands. I say "even more" because they already do have innocent blood on their hands:

On July 27, 2008, a politically motivated fatal shooting took place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Motivated by a desire to kill liberals and Democrats, gunman Jim David Adkisson fired a shotgun at members of the congregation during a youth performance of a musical, killing two people and wounding seven others. ...

Adkisson's manifesto stated that he intended to keep shooting until police arrived and expected to be killed by police. Adkisson had a waist satchel with more ammunition, totaling 76 shells of #4 shot. The following books were found in Adkisson's home during a police search:

* Liberalism is a Mental Disorder by radio talk show host Michael Savage

* Let Freedom Ring: Winning the War of Liberty over Liberalism by talk show host Sean Hannity

* The O'Reilly Factor: The Good, the Bad, and the Completely Ridiculous in American Life by television talk show host Bill O'Reilly

In his manifesto, Adkisson also included the Democratic members of the House and Senate, and the 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America of conservative author Bernard Goldberg in his list of wished-for targets.

It was just pure luck that law enforcement intercepted Byron Williams before he had a chance to implement his terrorist attack on the ACLU and The Tides Foundation. But at some point, that luck is going to run out and death and destruction will come at the hands of a fellow American - who by any fair definition of the word - is a terrorist. And my only hope is that those right wing media fuckheads who are egging on the Tim McVeigh wannabes and exhorting them to take matters into their own hands will be held fully accountable when their words lead to violence and the death of innocent Americans.


OMFG [part deux] . . . .

Well, it appears I may have spoken too soon about Christine O'Donnell being the penultimate batshit insane Teabagger candidate. Ladies and gentlemen -- I give you New York Teabagger candidate for Governor - Carl Paladino:

It seems would be Governor Paladino has quite an interesting history of unethical behavior -- the type which nobody would give a shit about if he was applying for a job as a Brooklyn garbage man, but are nothing short of horrific for a candidate for the top executive position of the state of New York. I cannot even fathom a Democrat running for Congress or Governor, having done and said some of the things this jackass has and getting anywhere near being elected to a position of major political power.

Which simply bolsters my contention that the teabaggers are not only batshit insane, they're major league fucking hypocrites.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


You have to admit -- the teabaggers continue to one-up themselves in the wacko-wanker department in fielding national political candidates. The latest, and winner of the Delaware GOP Senate primary, Christine O'Donnell, however, nearly breaks the mold as far as batshit insane nut-balls go. Don't take my word for it . . . have a look see for yourself:

Beautiful ... the fucking flying nun in a Halston blazer. Just what America needs.



I mean really -- what more can possibly said about someone who says that if she had lived during WWII and she was hiding Jews in her home from Nazi occupiers and if they came to her home and asked if she was hiding Jews, she would not lie to Hitler because lying is a sin? This folks is your Teabagger, right wing nutcase mentality neatly packaged as "real" Americans and are the types of candidates they are running for public office --- and sadly --- as a reflection of how deeply the Republican party has been infiltrated by these zombies, they are winning.


"Fair and Balanced"? Ummm ... still no.

FAUX Newz political contributor Sarah Palin exhorts Teabagger candidate Christine O'Donnell to "speak through Fox News."

Of course -- because like I've been screaming at the top of my lungs for years -- Fox is not a legitimate "news" channel nor is it or has it ever been "fair and balanced." For the umpteenth time -- you want me to shut my mouth about Fox -- no problem -- have Rupert Murdoch change their name from Fox News to The GOP Propaganda channel and shit-can the cockamamie "fair and balanced" mantra. It's as simple as that.