Sunday, August 29, 2010

Profile Pic

The whole point of changing the damn thing was so you could read the damn message on the fucking shirt. Figured it out, but why can't things be simple?

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Would Someone Please Remind Me...

Why I should support Obama and his wrecking crew? ???

"Alan Simpson has apologized and while we regret and do not condone his comments, we accept his apology and he will continue to serve." Catering to loathsome Republicans, the Obama White House at its best.
Cenk Uygur filling in for Ed Schultz

They forgot to mention how the mass public outcry shamed him so that it was punishment enough.

They forgot to mention that Breitbart and Faux Noise never called for his resignation.

Where's the promise that, "If you like what you have, you can keep it."? I guess if you're one of those new corporate-person hybrids created by the activist-conservative SCOTUS...

He's soooooo fucking good at helping people who don't need help.

Reminds me of Vietnam -- yes I'm old enough to remember; not quite old enough to have needed to dodge the draft:
We had to destroy the village to save it.
Yes, we can argue about the accuracy or validity of the original statement and its context, but it's sentiment and meaning remain: This is the Catfood Commission's, and ultimately the Obama administration's, approach to a problem that doesn't exist. In the end, it will be destroyed.

This is just one more in a string of Profiles in Cowardice brought to us by the administration of a cravenly opportunistic phony. I guaran-fucking-tee you that when the results come in, and the griping and wailing and gnashing of teeth ensues, that he WILL defend HIS decision to slash and burn what as been the most successful and beneficial government program ever devised, with his usual platitudes of how he's including Republican ideas from a bi-partisan commission, blah blah fucking blah.

This has NEVER been a commission to propose ideas. It's a commission to defend a decision that he's already made.

Friday, August 27, 2010

I Have a Nightmare...

Yeah, obviously it bothers me that these people are doing this, but what bothers me just as much if not more is that there are people who actually take them seriously enough to go listen.

When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the flag, carrying the cross.
Sinclair Lewis

Reading from your palm... incorrectly mispronouncing words... allowing yourself to be misunderestimated... declaring yourself to be the master of low expectations... This shit isn't cute. It's a deliberate effort to cover the fact that they are crazy and dangerous.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ken Mehlman UPDATED

A true profile in skum-bucketry.

And a true representative of the conservatard movement. Self loathing is one thing, but to sell your fucking soul (assuming he ever had one) to inflict that self loathing on millions of others, while inflicting the rest of us with Dubya... It's way beyond douchenozzlery, bullshitiousness, fuckwaddity, crockshitulous... It's beyond any words I know.

Don't expect forgiveness. Don't expect understanding. Expect from us the same loathing you feel from yourself. I sincerely hope that you live and die as miserable as your actions intended to make all the rest of us.

UPDATE: And according to this "troubled" pond-scumulous asswipe, gays should still vote refuckyoucan, because refuckyoucans ar the ones truly standing against the great Muslim hoard who hate gays. ???In some different way than the religious-rightwrong-wing-fundie backed refuckyoucans do???Who backed the efforts behind the Ugandan Kill The Gays laws??? Wha....???

Vote republican; We hate you for a higher purpose.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Is Barack Obama a Muslim?

Why the fuck should I care?

It's none of anybody's fucking business. but his.

Armey Don't Know Dick

Dick Armey, Tea Bagger and Astro Turfer extraordinaire appeared on Meet the Press yesterday, to push his fetish to end Medicare and Social Security. Somehow this asswipulous douchenozzle believes that it's unconstitutional to Promote the General Welfare. Go figure. He trots out his argument that a Seventh Day Adventist who has never and will never ever go see a doctor shouldn't have to pay into the system.

I'll tell you why, you dick, Dick. Because his payments support a system that protects his health, like it or not, by keeping those around him healthier. It's like a childless loner benefiting from schools by supplying a pool of educated people to surround them, making up for the fact that they might be an ignorant dumb shit.

Dick and conservatards like him just HATE seeing any benefits whatsoever reaching down to ordinary everyday people.

Closing in on a Mile

Paving stone: 10,000hits!!!

All right, so it's one giant step for me, one baby step for man kind. At best, but considering the fact that I never really wanted my own blog when I started... Thought I was leading up to a point, did you? Actually, Sitemeter already has me as past 10000 (10206 to be more exact), but they count differently than StatCounter does for some reason. Something in my settings; whatever.

Some might wonder why bother when a blog like Crooks and Liars sits at 391, 358, 351 hits. Hey, they linked to me a couple of times... mentioned me in the same sentence as The Rude Pundit once... BlueGal shows 842, 902 hits. She's given me kudos at least once I know. Daily Kos doesn't even bother showing their site stats, but they rank #7 on Sitemeter. I've always talked about averaging 6 hits a day... on good days. While I remember a guy I used to read bitch about ONLY getting 800 hits a day. He was a hell of a writer actually; I just got tired of his whine and cheese parties. I suppose I could be doing better if after every mention on a big blog I didn't become the proverbial deer in the head lights with writer's block.

I could look at myself as that one in the Apostle Paul's writing: The one who fights as beating the air, but I'd rather think of myself as defending my right to bitch.

My thanks to all who've visited and commented; if you're not listed in my blog roll, let me know and I'll correct it. My thanks to all who've linked to me. Most importantly my apologies to the many whose blogs and writings I've enjoyed over time, but have not mentioned here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Decision 2012

Knowing that Obama's continuining demonstrations of Wishy-washy centrism on his good days, incompetence on average days, and out and out corporate whorism on his worst days. Or are those his good days? It's getting hard to tell. Oh... knowing that... that all that is going to ensure the end of his prenzitsy after one term, we're left with the question of a choice for 2012. Here it is:

Pac Man for Prez, 2012. (with a h/t to Raw Story)

Good to know our votes continue to be secure.

Good to know we can go forward with confidence with Alvin Greene's candidacy.

What are you going to believe? Your eyes?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Finally !!!!!!

The war that never ever ever, should have ever ever been started, except that some Jerkassoffolus needed to impress his mom, or show up his old man, or make good on a frat boy bet, or show the world how big he thought his dick was or... comes to an end. Kinda sorta.

What's a "non-combat troop?" ??? Because there's what, 50,000 of them still over there? So has the dying really ended? When the leading cause of death among troops is suicide, what the fuck? We have soldiers coming home who've known more war and fighting in their young adult lives than peace. How will they, how can they, fit in? ???

I lay the blame for every death, every disability, every wounded psyche, squarely at the feet of one George W Bush. May there be a special place in Hell for him.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The WTF of WTFs

I'm used to Obama disappointing me, but this guy? Come onnnnnn.... I wish there was some way to... But... fuckin' A... This guy was supposed to represent the Liberal wing of the Democratic Party. Who's next to jump ship? Dennis Kucinich? Will anyone stand for what's right in this country?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Profiles in Pussage UPDATED

Harry Reid had a chance to be the leader his position as Senate majority leader would seem to demand him to be. And he fucked up the wet dream. Crazy assed whacko, Sharon Angle challenged him to show some common sense and he met her half way to her crazy train. Instead of separating himself from her, by standing up for peoples' rights to worship as they please, he agreed with her that they should not.

I don't understand the whackiness. A "majority leader" who gets his ass handed to him on a regular basis by the minority, and a "constitional law professor and scholar" who governs as if he's never read it, and I'm NOT referring to Insurance Care or the stimulus bill. I'm beginning to wonder if his "professorship" amounted to being a TA or proctor, handing out test papers and collecting them afterward.

Whatever happened to the truths that are self evident? That are beyond argument.? As plain as the wart on the end of your nose and the pimple on your ass? Barry and Harry... stop acting like jello-mold twins, and stand up for what's right. If you're so worried about going down, go down in a blaze of glory, standing up for what's right and not with your tails between your legs.

Constitutional rights are NOT subject to the whims or will of "the people." When the issue of inter-racial marriage finally made it before the Supreme Court, 72% of people polled were against it. And the court told the nation to grow up. In the same fashion, it doesn't matter who doesn't want a mosque built where. Grow up...Shut up, you oppositional ass-hats. Some rights are unalienable, and this is one of them.

I don't know who this person is, but they sum things up pretty damn well:

h/t Bluegal @ Crooks and Liars

Monday, August 16, 2010

If You Build it...

?______? will come? They? Who? Muslims? So what. News flash. Muslims are already here. Have been for yeeeeeeears.

Terrorists? Another news flash. THEY've already been here. The name Timothy McVeigh ring a bell?

Peace? You never know. If while stamping their little feet, the assholes protecting the constitution would actually fucking proTECT the constitution, we might just see a little peace break out from the practice of a little bit of acceptance and tolerance.

It's called Park 51. It's a community center. Only a small part of which is the dreaded, offensive, stab-in-the-gut, slap-in-the-face mosque everyone is so lathered up about. It also has a swimming pool. I don't see any references to "male only," or "women only if wearing burkas." So it can't be hard-core conservative Tallibunny style Islamic facility. It also has a culinary school and restaurant. No doubt to indoctrinate us into the dietary laws of the Islamic faith. And a press room. HQ for Al Jazirah?

This issue is once again not about the "issue as presented." The fight over prop 8 is not really about gay people being together. The Arizona "papers Please" law is not about closing the border. Neither is the proposed repeal or reworking of the 14th Amendment. This issue is NOT about a mosque.

This is more than just hatred and bigotry and intolerance. This is about more than fanning the flames of the waning enthusiasm for the endless "War on Terror," by morphing it into the endless "War on Islam."

I am a native Pennsylvanian. One of only two states which truly practiced religious tolerance. Much as the Tea Qaida followers of Ms Tallibunny want to squawk about religious freedom and this being a christian nation, there were only Two states that put that into practice: Pennsylvania, founded by the Quakers, and Maryland founded by the Catholics. THAT is part of my heritage. This attack on Park 51 is an attack on that heritage.

Freedom of worship is a right that is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. There are no religions listed in that amendment. That being the case, Catholicism, Judaism, Protestantism -- whatever that is... everything from Quakers sitting still and quiet, to holy rollers and snake handlers -- deserve NO MORE protection than does Buddism, Hinduism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, Pastafarianism, and NO MORE than Islam.

That is simply what this country is about. Or should be.

Hitler had the Jews. Do we now have Muslims? That's where we're going. Not "we're," "they're," because "I" am not part of this nonsense.

And by the way... Mr Obama, Mr Reid, you should both be ashamed of yourselves for once again caving in to the Reich Wing talkers.

The Sum of all Stupidity w? Corrections

Results of a recent poll of right wing, conservative, bloggers show... well, here's the question:

Out of all the gangsters, serial killers, mass murderers, incompetent & crooked politicians, spies, traitors, and ultra left-wing kooks in all of American history — have you ever wondered who the worst of the worst was?"
Jimmy Carter tops the list.

I guess because of his solar panels defiling the White House roof? His campaigning for human rights? Granted he bungled the Iran hostage situation and the rescue attempt went tits up in a sandstorm, but when Dubya botches Tora Bora and two wars and an entire economy and... I guess anyone who could dream up a program like Habitat for Humanity has to be the embodiment of evil.

With few exceptions the more a person tries to benefit common, ordinary people, the worse they are. But what do we expect from a group who turns the stars on their emblem upside down?

And in a related story: Scarborough just can't make it over the hump in terms of reaching true journalistic integrity. This morning he attacks Newtie for his insane stance on the NY community center that a Muslim wants to build (good on you Joe...I'm actually proud of you on that one) but then turns around and attacks Obama for his claim that refuckyoucans want to privatize/kill Social Security. As if he's trotting out some bogeyman simply to get votes.

Granted, I'm pissed that Obama has to resort to fear mongering this election in any way in any form, but his centrist policies and appeasing of conservadems have put him their, but Paul Ryan, refuckyoucan from Wisconsin has been a gest on his show and has laid out in detail his plans to do just that: Privatize Social Security.*

JOE: Stop your fucking lying.

PS Joe thinks the survey results show a disconnect from reality. Odd that he can't see where HE'S disconnected.

CORRECTION: Mr Ryan only wants to "allow" people to invest up to 30% of their SS monies into the market. It gets interesting though because he will supposedly build in guarantees that your money can't be lost to you when it's lost in the market. As millions peoples' pensions were a short 2 years ago. Can we say bail out? Can we say "Dubya all over again."? Can so say fuckwitulously stupid?

his interviews with Mika and the Scar are readily available on You Tube.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Death by Tax Cut

Dubya's tax policies WERE his economic policies and they were the most irresponsible policies since... Reagan's. Aitch Dub had it right when he called Reaganomics "Voodoo Economics" but true to family form, sociopathic lust for power and position, he sold what was left of his soul by renouncing reality, suspending disbelief and common sense and embracing the fantasy.

When a person "sells" something that they don't believe, that IS evil.

Obama has his finger in the dike. He's temporarily slowed the hemorrhaging of jobs, but has failed to reverse the ongoing trend of another Voodoo invention, The Jobless Recovery. Jobs are not creted out of thin air. They aren't created by rich people bored with sitting on their money. They are created by demend. Most of all though, no matter how many might be created, they must be retained, and this is done by underlying economic policy, not tax policy or "stimulus packages."

The economic policies of the conservatards, especially since Reagan, do not inject money into the economy, they draw money out. Wall Street is a DRAIN with their "financial innovations" that go far beyond stocks and bonds. We have an economy where money does not chase goods as in previous times -- too much money chasing too few goods equals inflation -- we have an economy where money chases money: a Paper Chase, unlike the movie. Nothing is created; nothing is left behind; when the value of the paper disappears, there is no collateral beyond more paper. THAT is why "they" need our social security trust fund.

Unless Obama can change this fundamental policy, this Paper Chase, and I see no evidence that he desires to do so, nothing else he does will matter. We WILL have a depression.

He signed into law another of his should-be-famous Marketable Reform-Like Bills that relies on one of his favorite buzz words: Transparency. Somehow it's reform when banks draw up and sell fraudulent documents powered by saiboat fuel in a "transparent open exchange." The reality is that just like turning the lights on in a roach infested room doesn't make the roaches go away; it just makes them hide. They're still there in all their grossness. The credit default swaps, with no collateral beyond a wink and a promise of tax payer money -- loan sharks include a threat of a broken leg in their deals -- are still there. In all their economy-draining glory.

Keith Olberman can now Sleep Soundly

The truth is out, and so is she: Stephanie Miller has declared she is gay. Someone that smart and that hot, could only be a childless spinster with dusty old eggs and only two huge dogs and a box of wine for company for one of two reasons: She either wants to be, or she is gay. OK, there are other possible reason, neuroses, lunacy, raving bitchiness, but you catch my drift.

Was I surprised? No. I'm actually kind of surprised it took this long, but then she has that conservatard heritage, her father being Barry Goldwater's running mate, to overcome, as well as her, "My future husband_________," (fill in the blank with Olberman or whatever fearlessly outspoken liberal she happens to be interviewing) shtick.

Maybe one of these days society will be mature enough that people won't have to hide there affections and desires like this for so long Maybe one of these days society will be mature enough that people can feel free to love who they love with no fears. Stalkers and crazies we'll deal with on a case by case basis.

So.... out with the old and in with the new? Fantasies?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Good Bye Mr Gibbs Updated*

Don't let the door hit your ass on your way out. Why not just go fuck yourself. I'd say, "and the horse you rode in on," but it gets harder each day to tell who's riding what, or who. The Professional Left, my fat hairy ass.

And the Professional Right is...? Ok? ??? Fuck you.

I'm not impressed with your health care reform... Medicare Part D take two. No controls, no constraints, just shovel our hard earned money into their open accounts. Financial reform that ends "too big to fail" by leaving the banks as big as there were, and setting up a fund to give us pennies, at best, on our dollars when their "financial innovations" prove out to be the fraudulent schemes they are. There isn't enough money in the entire world to cover the derivatives and credit default swaps. It all reminds me of what Micheal Pollan called "edible food-like substance." Let's call Obama negotiated products what they are: Marketable Reform-like Substances.

A couple of days ago we heard non-stop outrage over the murders of aid workers in Afghanistan. Today we have a military tribunal -- like the ones Obama was going to revamp -- at Guantanamo -- the place Obama was going to have closed -- come down with a decision... A fifteen year old boy, probably with the belief he was fighting his enemy, accused of throwing a hand grenade into a group of soldiers, killing some. He was presented with a confession that he was told to sign, or face being raped until he bled to death. the confession -- coerced -- was accepted.

I'm not in favor of murder, of anyone, by anyone, but who is the terrorist here? The boy? Or the interrogator? Fuck, I'd sure as hell sign a confession to something I didn't do to avoid that threat.

That is NOT the way our legal system was ever intended to operate. What moral high ground do we have to protest any other nation's outrageous behavior. I'm probably reserving my room at Gitmo by writing this, but that is NOT what I voted for in any election since 2000; certainly not in 2008. "Change we can believe in."

Fuck you, Mr Gibbs.

Notice his derisive reference to Canadian style health care"? ??? Guess what we'll never have a ghost of a chance of having. I'm shocked that Obama didn't fire him for letting that cat out of the bag, but then as another Obama cronie crooned, "Fucking retards. Where else are they going to go?"

Like Lieberman and Ben Nelson and Blanche Lincoln and Rahm Emanual and... this president is a disgrace to the party he supposedly represents.

*Damn... shoulda known His Rudeness would have beaten me to beating this asshat. What do I expect when I neglect things here. In case anyone's wondering why Obama's standing idly by while his cronies alienate "his base," We liberals, are NOT his base. We were just tools to get him where he is. He agrees with these walking talking post-coital dribblings and their crockshitulous babblings.