Monday, August 31, 2009

Chris Wallace Knocks It Out of the Park With Cheney Interview

Chris Wallace: Welcome to the show. Today we have the honor and privilege of interviewing Vice President Dick Cheney, who millions view as the man who kept us safe after 9/11.

CW: Thank you for being here, sir.
DC: Welcome.
CW: Would it be fair to say pending investigations against the CIA are politically motivated, sir?
DC: Yes.
CW: Thank you for keeping us safe after 9/11, sir.
DC: You're welcome.
CW: How would you rate your terms as Vice President, an A+, A or A-?
DC: That'll be in my book.
CW: I understand President Bush stopped listening to you in his second term. True?
DC: That'll be in my book.
CW: Oh, what a grand book that will be!
DC: Uh huh.
CW: It is safe to say we are no longer safe with a Democrat majority, sir?
DC: It would.
CW: Sir, we hear a lot about waterboarding. Was that practice really okay with you?
DC: It's, if you will, a very refreshing experience.
CW: Sir, some liberals disagree and actually call it torture.
DC: So?
CW: Sir, do you think Clinton's visit to North Korea set a dangerous precedent?
DC: I do.
CW: Do you think negotiating with terrorists is a bad idea?
DC: I do.
CW: Well, sir, I want to thank you so much for granting me a rare interview. I am looking forward to reading your book, and buying dozens of copies as gifts.
DC: Uh huh.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vicki Kennedy: Class Act

It was very reassuring to watch Vicki Kennedy conduct herself with such grace at Teddy's memorial and funeral.
You could tell by how her step-children reacted to her that a lot of mutual love existed. She was probably a great step-mother, which was probably not an easy thing to be with that family of competitive people.
There's some talk that she should replace Teddy in the Senate.
Why not? She's an attorney; she's as qualified as anyone in the Senate.
And we all know that she's demonstrated amazing calm under pressure.
What do you think?

Friday, August 28, 2009

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The Greatest Hits:
Republican Statements We'll Never Forget

"I've been in the Bible every day since I've been the president." George W. Bush

"I can see Russia from my back porch." Sarah Palin

"I had other priorities in the sixties than military service." –on his five draft deferments. Dick Cheney

"I question it based on a review of the video footage which I spent an hour or so looking at last night in my office." former Sen. Bill Frist, MD, on the viewing of Terry Schiavo's xrays.

Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin to name one Supreme Court decision besides Roe v. Wade.
Palin's reply?
(Cue in the sound of crickets)

"Don Rumsfeld is the finest Secretary of Defense this nation has ever had." Dick Cheney

"I'm the decider." George W. Bush

"Pelosi is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that." Rep. Michele Bachmann

"Conservation may be a sign of personal virtue but it is not a sufficient basis for a sound, comprehensive energy policy." Dick Cheney

Anyone engaging in illegal financial transactions will be caught and persecuted." George W. Bush

"The Internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck. It's a series of tubes. And if you don't understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it's going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material." -- Former Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens.

"I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency." Dick Cheney, on the Iraq insurgency, June 20, 2005.

"I think it was in the Rose Garden where I issued this brilliant statement: If I had a magic wand -- but the president doesn't have a magic wand. You just can't say, 'low gas.'" George W. Bush

"All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." Sarah Palin, unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she reads, in an interview with Katie Couric

This fellow here over here with the yellow shirt, Macaca, or whatever his name is. He's with my opponent... Let's give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia." Sen. George Allen

"I can press when there needs to be pressed; I can hold hands when there needs to be -- hold hands." George W. Bush, on how he can contribute to the Middle East peace process.

We're not sexists, we're chauvinists -- we're male chauvinist pigs, and we're happy to be because we think that's what men were destined to be. We think that's what women want." Rush Limbaugh

"I'm thinking about killing Michael Moore, and I'm wondering if I could kill him myself, or if I would need to hire somebody to do it. No, I think I could. I think he could be looking me in the eye, you know, and I could just be choking the life out -- is this wrong?" Glenn Beck

"I do know that it's true that if you wanted to reduce crime, you could, if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down." Bill Bennett, former Education Secretary, Bush administration.

"I'd like to say to the good citizens of Dover: If there is a disaster in your area, don't turn to God, you just rejected him from your city. And don't wonder why he hasn't helped you when problems begin, if they begin. I'm not saying they will, but if they do, just remember, you just voted God out of your city. And if that's the case, don't ask for his help because he might not be there." Rev. Pat Robertson

The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be "What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?" Glenn Beck

"I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you." Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric to cite specific examples of how John McCain has pushed for more regulation in his 26 years in the Senate.

"At least I don't plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt." John McCain, to his wife.

"Senate Democratic leaders have painted a very bleak picture of the U.S. economy. Harry Reid was talking about soup lines, and Hillary Clinton was talking about the economy being on the verge of collapse. Yet, in the same breath, they say that Social Security is rock solid and there's no crisis there. How are you going to work -- you said you're going to reach out to these people -- how are you going to work with people who seem to have divorced themselves from reality?" --White House "correspondent"Jeff Gannon, asking President Bush a question at a news conference. Gannon, a Republican shill was also known as James Guckert, a paid escort for wealthy homosexuals and the creator of Web sites titled,, and

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office."
George W. Bush

"Sarah Palin has foreign policy experience because her state is across the Bering Sea from Russia." Steve Doocy, Fox News

"You've done a nice job decorating the White House." Jessica Simpson, upon being introduced to Interior Secretary Gale Norton while touring the White House.

"I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged." —Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

"PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." Mitt Romney, on strapping his dog to the top of the car.

"I don’t recall." Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who repeated the phrase 122 times in response to congressional questions about the firing of U.S. attorneys

"I have a wide stance." Former Sen. Larry Craig

"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." Pat Robertson

"Across this country this is the agenda I have set before my fellow prisoners. And the same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent." John McCain

"I think on a national level your Department of Law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we've been charged with and automatically throw them out." Sarah Palin, discussing a federal department that does not exist.

"The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies." Rush Limbaugh

"I don’t think the issues about being against gay marriage. It’s about being for traditional marriage and articulating the reason that’s important. You have to have a basic family structure. There’s never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived." Mike Huckabee

"I think ― I'll have my staff get back to you. It's condominiums where ― I'll have them get to you." John McCain, after being asked how many houses he and his wife Cindy own.

"I AM the federal government." Tom DeLay, to the owner of Ruth's Chris Steak House, after being told to put out his cigar because of federal government regulations banning smoking in the building.

"I said a little prayer before I actually did the fingerprint thing, and the picture. And my prayer was basically: 'Let people see Christ through me. And let me smile.'" Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, on being arrested and posing for his mug shot.

"I've been racking my brain. I've been trying to figure out how Bob Dole's luggage got on my airplane...I told the doctor, I said, 'Look, I'm worried about the next election.' ... A misunderstanding." Rush Limbaugh, after he was detained by custom officials for possessing Viagra with a prescription made out in someone else's name.

"I sold the state's private jet on E-Bay" Sarah Palin, who sold the jet at a substantial loss, and not on E-Bay.

"We're going to bring back God and the Bible and drive the gods of secular humanism right out of the public schools of America." Pat Buchanan

"So many minority youths had volunteered that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like myself." Tom DeLay, explaining at the 1988 GOP convention why he and vice presidential nominee Dan Quayle did not fight in the Vietnam War.

"Sarah Palin knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America... and, uh, she also happens to represent, be governor of a state that's right next to Russia." John McCain

"I know this is painful for the ladies to hear, but if you get married, you have accepted the headship of a man, your husband. Christ is the head of the household and the husband is the head of the wife, and that's the way it is, period." Pat Robertson

"They are also building schools for the Afghan children so that there is hope and opportunity in our neighboring country of Afghanistan." Sarah Palin

"Is Obama secretly in favor of getting rid of the dollar and replacing it with a multi-national currency?" Rep. Michele Bachmann

"Our economy, I think, is still ― the fundamentals of our economy are strong." John McCain, 2008.

"Go fuck yourself." Dick Cheney to Sen. Patrick Leahy, during an angry exchange on the Senate floor about profiteering by Halliburton.

"Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills." Tom DeLay, on causes of the Columbine High School massacre, 1999.

"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." Sarah Palin

"Throughout our history, the words of the Declaration have inspired immigrants from around the world to set sail to our shores. These immigrants have helped transform 13small colonies into a great and growing nation of more than 300 people." George W. Bush

"The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book." John McCain.

"I told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that Bridge to Nowhere." Sarah Palin

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building." Ann Coulter

"It may be tempting and more comfortable to just keep your head down, plod along, and appease those who demand: 'Sit down and shut up,' but that's the worthless, easy path; that's a quitter's way out." Sarah Palin, explaining why she was a quitter.

"I don't believe there is a separation of church and state. I think the Constitution is very clear. The only separation is that there will not be a government church." Tom DeLay

"I was going to have a few comments about John Edwards, but you have to go into rehab if you use the word faggot." Ann Coulter

"I am not a federal employee. I am a constitutional officer. My job is the Constitution of the United States, I am not a government employee. I am in the Constitution." Tom DeLay

"I'm going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there's an authoritarian voice saying exactly what happened." George W. Bush

"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." Dick Cheney, on the Iraq invasion March 16, 2003

"I'm more of a man than any liberal." Ann Coulter

"This is no different than what happens at the Skull and Bones initiation...I'm talking about people having a good time, these people, you ever heard of emotional release? You ever heard of the need to blow some steam off?" -Rush Limbaugh, on the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal

"This is their (Obama's) agenda," Bachmann stated. "I know it is hard to believe, it's hard to fathom -- but this is 'mission accomplished' for them," she asserts. "They want Americans to take transit and move to the inner cities. They want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, [and] take light rail to their government jobs. That's their vision for America." Rep. Michele Bachmann

"Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the President." Ann Coulter

"Too many whites are getting away with drug use...Too many whites are getting away with drug sales...The answer is to go out and find the ones who are getting away with it, convict them, and send them up the river, too." Rush Limbaugh in 1995

"I am addicted to prescription pain medication." Rush Limbaugh in 2003

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by griefparrazies. I have never seen people enjoying their husband's deaths so much." Ann Coulter, on 9/11 widows who have been critical of the Bush administration

"We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say." Ann Coulter arguing that it would be better all Americans were Christian.

"Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of society."
Rush Limbaugh

"I'm telling you there's an enemy that would like to attack America, Americans, again. There just is. That's the reality of the world. And I wish him all the very best." George W. Bush

I know I left some out. Please add your favorites in the comments.
Oh, Come on....

The rightiest of right-wing politicians who have notoriously thrown their bodies across the tracks of health care reform now have a new line of bullshit:

"If Teddy were still here, we could have negotiated a great health care plan..."

I won't bother to name names, because any Republican Senator either said it, or would have said it had they been bright enough to think it up.

Teddy was a LIBERAL. He made no bones about it, and he never wavered. As a strong but collegial liberal, he may have chatted with and slapped the back of a few right-wing obstructionists, but he would not have caved to their demands. He would have known they were shills for Big Insurance, and he would have smelled the lobby money in their pockets.

The right-wing of this nation knows they'll look like turds if their don't say nice things about the late Senator Kennedy, but for them to try to revise history and imply Kennedy was a centrist is bullshit.
Teddy was a liberal. So much that politicians like these Republican liars often used him as campaign bait--"Vote for me or the Senate will be filled with Teddy Kennedys!"

So GOP Senators, stop the bullshit about Saint Teddy being the only person who kept you from endorsing a health care plan. That's a lie and everyone knows it.
And it's bullshit.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Dominick Dunne 1929-2009

Like Farrah Fawcett's death the same day of Michael Jackson's, Teddy Kennedy's death today has eclipsed that of Dominick Dunne's.
Dunne was my journalistic idol.
My journalism professors pointed to him as an example of a near-perfect feature writer, and once I became a professional journalist I continued to read his work for inspiration.
His coverage of both of O.J. Simpson's trials set the bar astronomically high for anyone covering courtroom drama. His semi-fictional book about the Simpson matter, called, "Another City Not My Own," was the kind of book one starts, then has to call in sick and cancel all social appointments until it was finished.
Dunne may have been a stiff, rather patrician old Yankee, but he had a wicked sense of humor and a delight in telling and hearing stories about famous people.
I always dreamed of one day meeting him and becoming his confidante and best friend.
There's a well known game where we are asked which six people, living or dead, we'd want at a dinner party. Dunne always made my list.
Journalism has lost a major talent today, and I've lost my idol.
Bye Teddy.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Glenn Beck's New Sponsor?

Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold.

Go Get 'em, John 'Bull' Durham

Better Late Than Never, General Holder

Nervous, Dick?

After the explosive CIA documents finally came out, Attorney General Eric Holder had no choice but to name a special prosecutor, John Durham, to look into the medieval torture ordered by the Bush administration and their lackeys.
Threatening detainees with guns and electric drills, as well as threatening to rape and torture their mothers and kill their children were just part of the CIA Inspector General's report, released 5 years ago without anything done about it by the Cheney/Bush administration.
I hope the people who did the actual torturing give up those who ordered them to do it, then they tell who ordered them to do it, then they tell who authorized it...on up to those we all know were responsible for it: Cheney, Ashcroft, Gonzales, Rumsfeld, Rice, Tenet, and ultimately, that dimwitted sadist George Bush.
It really doesn't matter what the crybaby GOP says about the investigation. After so many war crimes, too many lies and so much negativity, Holder may as well give them something real to bitch about.
I am cautiously optimistic that justice might finally be served.
Though General Holder has stressed that the investigation will have a very limited scope, I have a hunch they'll uncover so much horror, they'll be forced into delving deeper. We all know who was behind all this.
Would it be too much to ask that Dick Cheney's final heart attack occur in a federal prison?
I think not.

Monday, August 24, 2009

How Obama Should Have Started His Presidency

1. He should have given gays what we were asking for: equal rights in all areas, plain and simple. That way he would have ensured our allegiance and continued support, and gotten it out of the way early so the right-wing idiots would forget (or not want to handle a stale issue) in four years.
2. He should have immediately launched an all-out investigation and prosecution against ALL Bush war criminals, so the world would know there was a new standard of morality in America, and the right-wing would know their dishonesty and criminality were no longer acceptable.
3. Once he ensured his base (and the world) were energized and totally impressed with his chutzpah, then he could have run health care reform up the flag and gotten something done, swift and sure.

As it is, the right hates him and are playing him for a sucker, the left thinks he's a weak promise breaker who's kowtowing to the bastards on the right, and the world thinks he's just one more American warmonger who continues to allow torture and other policies that ignore the Geneva Conventions.
His continued support of Blackwater (or whatever they call themselves now) as hired mercenaries underscores that belief.

So far, on the issues most important to his base--the ones who gave their money and time to get him elected--he's been a huge disappointment. Unlike Republican lemmings, we Democrats do not believe our elected officials can do no wrong.

I give his performance to date a gentleman's C+.
If he wasn't such a likable cuss, it'd be a plain old D.
He's Back After a Week of Suspension

Hurray for the national companies who dropped their advertising on Glenn Beck's television show. So far, 33 of them have nixed advertising on his show.
I guess they drew the line at Beck calling Obama a racist and refusing to retract it.
But what makes me wonder is, why aren't these major advertisers also keeping their ads from running on other hatemonger's TV shows?
Surely Bill O'Reilly, Lou Dobbs, and most of the Fox News meat puppets are guilty of the same sort of hate speech.
How did Glenn Beck get all the negative attention?
Maybe it's because his mental illness is so palpable.
His histrionics, crying, yelling, mugging for the camera and all the other stunts he pulls are so obnoxious, even money-hungry advertisers want to distance themselves from this wacko.
I wonder how much longer his show will last without substantial advertising dollars coming in?
His ratings are allegedly great, but with sponsors like ExTenze dick enlarging pills, some kinda egg cooker and free credit reports, how much can Fox News be making on this drip?
I'd love it if they axed his show.
It would embolden citizen activists to protest other crazy shows, and maybe calm down some of the mob mentality we have stewing in America.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

FranIAm Has Risen!

One of my absolute favorite people, Fran of the famous blog FranIAm, went dormant a few weeks ago.
Her blog wasn't working for her anymore, so she quit.
Now she's back with the fabulous new There Will Be Bread, listed to the right.
From her debut post, I can see it'll be filled with thought provoking insight and God only knows what else.
Go see her, make a comment and say hello to my little friend.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Time to Eat!

Go check out Karen Zipdrive's Food. The link it listed to the right.
Go on now.
More Hidden Threats in HCR Bill

I'm a little worried.
First, the right-wing discovered death panels hidden within the bill, but now I've taken a look at it and found even more areas of concern.

1. Women with hysterectomies will have new uteruses installed so they can get pregnant, only to have the State abort the fetus in late term.
2. Illegal immigrants will be given priority at doctors' offices. No appointments needed.
3. Smokers must stop. Those who violate the law will have their dominant hands amputated on the first offense. The other hand will be amputated on the second offense.
3. Abortions are free for all ages. Teens getting abortions register to win free iPods, cell phones and plasma screen TVs.
4. Heroin will be provided to anyone who requests it.
5. Anyone over age 60 will receive a free Hover 'Round scooter.
6. Registered Democrats receive free cosmetic surgery, Botox and liposuction.
7. If a death panel determines a person is unfit to live, the person will be visited by death squads and shot to death. Survivors will be charged for body disposal.
8. All registered Republicans' income will be taxed at 50 percent. Those earning more than $100,000 will be taxed at 90 percent.
9. Democrats will receive a tax reduction: none will pay more than 8 percent of their income.
10. All school children will receive free healthy lunches, catered by Cordon Bleu trained chefs, all from France.
11. Politicians who opposed Obama's bill will have swastikas tattooed on their foreheads.
12. Hostess Twinkies, cupcakes, Dingdongs and fried pies all will contain vaccines for polio, whooping cough, swine flu and head lice.
13. Nurses with more than 10 years experience will be given M.D. degrees, and all the rights conferred upon physicians.
14. Household pets will receive free health care for life, including cosmetic surgery and obedience training.
15. Patients diagnosed with depression will receive free, bi-monthly trips to Hawaii, Disneyland or Paris.
16. Hypochondriacs will be assigned full time, on-call physicians 24/7.
17. Diabetics will receive free blood glucose tests every morning at their home or office, administered by registered nurses.
18. Courtesy CT scans and MRIs will be given at each doctor's appointment.
19. Those who have no transportation to their weekly doctor's appointment will be chauffeured by uniformed drivers in new Chevrolet Volts.
20. All fast food restaurants will be converted to walk-in medical clinics, and with each visit they receive free salad.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Whoa, Everybody, It Was Them, Not Me.

Bush's Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is trying to sell a book, so he's chummed the waters with the revelation that BushCo "maybe" tried to "play politics" by elevating the threat color chart just after the Democratic National Convention enjoyed a six-point bump.
Poor Tom.
He said he knew back then it was probably time to quit the Bush administration because he felt politically pressured to raise the terror level, but then he didn't quit at the time, now did he?
He let the Bush people politicize the threat level and stayed mum about it until years later, when it was time to sell his book, so now he's acting like some kind of noble statesman for tattling on Bush.
The time for Ridge to do the right thing was back then.
A public announcement that he was quitting because he refused to phony up the threat level would have harpooned the dishonest Republicans and quite possibly won John Kerry the election.
But now he's just one more Republican scumbag who regrets his alliance with Bush, lost his ability to earn a decent living because of it, so now he's written a book to recoup a little money.
Screw Ridge and his latter-day confession.
Anyone who willingly joined the Bush administration either knew they were throwing their lot in with liars and crooks, or were too stupid to know, which is just as bad.
It was no surprise that Bush and Dick manipulated terror threat levels, none whatsoever.
We so-called loony liberals knew it at the time, and being vindicated years later is no great prize.
The great prize would be a special investigator who can pin crimes on Bush and Dick, and see they're tried and convicted on most if not all of them.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Tell Ya What, Obama...

No public option? No more support from this blog.
I've been increasingly worried about your backbone, but if you drop the health care public option because you're too scared of the Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats, then you can get your second-term votes from them.
We didn't vote for a bi-partisan milquetoast, we voted for change. And this is not change, it's the Republicans bullying the Democrats, as usual.
If you can't get this reform done with the Democrats in complete control of both houses, then you can't get anything done and we don't need you as our president.
You are disturbing your base by pandering to those who wouldn't vote for any health care bill of yours regardless of what was in it.
You, sir, are a disappointing wimp. Please, prove me wrong. Please!
Town Hall Meeting Attendees I'd Like to See

On Chris Matthews' Hardball tonight, some Republican dimwit in Congress kept saying he respected the second amendment and had no issue whatsoever with openly armed citizens attending town hall meetings.
I'd like to see some guys who look like this arm themselves with some serious fire power and walk into a typical Texas town hall meeting held by a Republican.
Hey, it's a constitutional right to bear arms, right?
Tom "Bugman" Delay: LOLZ!

News today from ABC's Dancing With the Stars said disgraced former Republican Rep. and bug exterminator Tom Delay will be appearing on the hit dance competition show.
What can be said about this publicity desperate douche bag that hasn't already been said? How about a hearty horse laugh at his latest gig?
Maybe he can dance, having danced around the truth for so long.
The new season starts Monday, and I can't wait to watch that jackass doing the mambo in red satin and sequins.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Rachel Maddow vs. Dick Armey

MSNBC trumpeted this weekend's episode of Meet the Press because Rachel Maddow and Tom Daschile would be squaring off against Repugnicans Tom Coburn and has-been, fat fuck Dick Armey.
First, I'm sure Tim Russert is spinning in his grave at the thought of weakling David Gregory moderating any episode of MTP, especially this one.
But after trying my best to listen to Dick Armey's convoluted jibberjabber and Coburn's Okie horseshit, I have to say I loathe Armey as much as I loathe Dick Cheney, and Republican dicks in general.
What a condescending, finger wagging piece of shit.
Maddow's reports of Armey's non profit group being behind disrupted townhall meetings caused him to be fired from his regular job as a legislative mouthpiece for some bigshot firm. The details don't matter- she got him canned and that's why I was licking my lips at the prospect of them squaring off on Meet the Press.
But David Gregory was unable to keep things on track, unable to prevent the Republicans from filibustering based on bullshit, and unwilling to man-up and take charge of the show by insisting his questions be answered.
When Maddow was allowed to talk uninterrupted, Dick Armey would mug for the camera and fiddle with his fingers like she was lecturing a 4-year-old on quantum physics.
Though I love the idea of a Ph.D. lesbian taking on a Dick Armey, Gregory's benign moderation made sure she was denied the courtesy of speaking without being spoken over by the two special-interest owned Republican assholes on the panel.
Next time I hope they pit Keith Olbermann against Republican liars like these. He'd never be as polite and patient as Dr. Maddow.
Fuck Dick Armey.
And Coburn.
And that mealy mouthed wimp David Gregory.

Friday, August 14, 2009

You Don't Have to be a Republican to be a Dishonest Prick

It seems pretty boy John Edwards is about to admit his mistress's baby is his.
It's bad enough he cheated on his wife Elizabeth while she was battling cancer, but the idea that he was too arrogant and ignorant to use a condom or ensure the mistress used some form of birth control tells us all we need to know.
I guess with his ego, he thought he was omnipotent enough to will her not to get pregnant by the sheer force of his dimples.
I'm sure his baby mama Rielle Hunter was not his only sexual conquest.
Cheaters cheat--that's what they do, whenever and wherever they can.
To think I once believed this conceited turd would make a good president.
He's not even a good human being.
And unlike Republicans, a lot of us Democrats don't like liars regardless of their political affiliations.
Wake Up, Mr. Obama

Back in the dark ages when Bush and Dick were in power, we liberal and progressive bloggers knew not to go too far in what we wrote, because who knew what those goons were capable of doing to us?
As a member of Kill This Character (linked to the right) I tried to enter Sarah Palin as a would-be victim, and my fellow members jumped all over me because it was just too dangerous to post. From a legal standpoint, it wasn't a good idea to fantasize about offing Moosilla. I agreed and pulled the post.
Now that the Bush/Dick dictatorship has ended, so apparently has fear about publicly threatening the President and his allies.
As I have said before, Barack Kumbaya Obama has far too much tolerance for the first amendment.
A journalist bitching about too much freedom of speech?
Afraid so.
When that nutter in New Hampshire had the gall to wear a loaded gun into Obama's town hall meeting, I was outraged that the Secret Service didn't tackle him and send him to the nearest gulag.
When these obstructionist teabagging shills from the right disrupt town hall meetings with chants of "death to Obama," that's too damn much.
Regardless of who's in office, it is not within the spirit of the first amendment to make threats of violence, calls for violence, or otherwise threaten elected officials with bodily harm or death. Period.
Obama has a cadre of security trained to deal with overt threats, and I think it's time he unleash them on nuts who go too far.
From the get-go I have been worried about some gun freak from the right-wing assassinating the president. Lately that fear has amplified and become a daily concern for me.
Freedom of speech is good, but so is the freedom to be heard.
Legislators should be able to speak with constituents on matters of public policy without a bunch of ignorant lunatics fucking things up.
Right-wing activists have to learn that laws and policies with which they disagree are not okay to ignore. They cannot keep using force on citizens who are following laws.
We lefties show civil disobedience by destroying property.
The right shows civil disobedience by threatening and killing human beings.
Networks like MSNBC make us lefties angry and verbally aggressive.
Networks like Fox News make their viewers go out and threaten and kill people.
Obama needs to reign in this domestic terrorism before he gets assassinated.
This is serious stuff, and pretending that right-wing, partisan hatemongers just need to feel respected and included is bullshit.
We didn't elect a weak pacifist who'd let the right walk all over him.
Obama needs to man-up and get a handle on the right's growing mob mentality.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Forget Death Panels, Give Me Stupidity Panels

I may have to stop watching MSNBC for a while.
Between Sarah Palin and her death panels and these town hall shills paid by big insurance and their Republican employees in Congress to disrupt town hall meetings, I'm sick of it all.
I've had to avoid attending any town hall meetings because I'm at the stage where I'm ready to start kicking these idiots in the balls.
One Republican guy in New Hampshire today attended Obama's town hall meeting wearing a loaded gun in a holster. Clearly he's too stupid to be allowed to own a firearm.
I'm just sick of crooks and the idiots who follow them.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

They Got Your Back, Congressman Doggett

I'm so proud of Bis Sis.
Today she and her partner My Sharona braved the heat and went to Rep. Lloyd Doggett's (D-TX) second attempt at a Town Hall meeting on health care in Austin.
Gotta love those Austin liberals, they turned out in hoards with signs and loud voices to back down any rightwing big insurance dipshits and shills who showed up to disrupt things again.
The rightwing bullies may have showed up with fire in their bellies, but they left with their tails between their legs and their screechy voices silenced.
Big Sis took a Flip video camera and shot a lot of the event, but I was unable to figure out how to upload the clips here.
But I watched them, and let me tell you, the disruptors from the Party of No didn't dare cause a ruckus or the crowd of Doggett supporters and Austin liberals would have literally mowed them down.
Big Sis, who's usually not very confrontational, approached one idiot good old boy and asked him what congressional district he was from.
Caught flatfooted, he mumbled, "Well, I don't know but I have a right to be here and blah blah--" Sis cut him off and yelled in a loud voice, "You need to get the hell out of here, you lousy carpetbagger!"
The creep beat feet out of there, lest he get his ass kicked.
Then, never one to avoid publicity, suddenly (TX-R) Sen. John Cornyn's big gas guzzling SUV pulled up and he emerged from it, looking for the teabagging protesters to rush over and give him some love.
Ooops, he mistook the crowd of rowdy liberals as his base, and when they spotted him and booed at an earsplitting volume as they started advancing toward him, he jumped back into his gas hog and had his driver squeal the tires getting out of there.
Fucking cowardly prick.
All in all, the disruptors were totally disrupted.
They all stayed silent and in the back of the crowd before they tippy-toed their cowardly asses out of there.
No more town hall meetings will be disrupted in Austin after the chickenshit, paid shills on the right got a load of what they were facing.
Bullies are always cowards at their core.
Getting backed down and shut down by a bunch of old hippies, gay people and liberal soccer moms with little hand-lettered posters was classic Austin.

This is how these teabagging trouble-makers need to be treated. Now.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Still The One

Pause just a moment.
Can you imagine the disaster had George Bush gone to North Korea to free the two journalists rather than Bill Clinton?
No, no, no.
Bill Clinton's still got it. Yay!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

How to Solve the Problem of Phony Angry Mobs at Town Hall Meetings

The right-wing lunatics and lemmings have a new tactic: attending ordinary town hall meetings and disrupting them with canned outrage, organized by Big Insurance lobbyists.
How to solve it:

1. Ask all attendees for identification, and limit the audience to area residents who live or work within a 100-mile radius.
2. Hire MoveOn and Code Pink members as security, and arm them with chocolate cream pies.
3. Use a talking stick and if anyone tries to speak without holding the stick, beat them with it.

One of the creepiest animals I've ever seen is the nutria, a giant, rat-like creature with huge, Cheetoh colored teeth and a long, hairless tail.
They are scavengers, like city rats, and I saw a mess of them one night in Guadalajara, Mexico under a bridge. They scared me half to death and caused me to break into a gallop and scram out of the vicinity.
Imagine the hilarity when I spied a TV ad for Dove Deep Moisture lotion with "Nutria Moisture."
Eeuwww, do you think they actually use ground-up nutria, or was their branding department too lazy and lame to Google the word nutria?
Either way, I say ix-nay on Dove's icky sounding new lotion.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Texas A&M Fightin' Faggies!

You see the little guys wearing all white? They are the Texas A&M "Yell Leaders," known everywhere else on Earth as cheerleaders. After an A&M victory, the Aggie Corpsmen chase them down and make them... uhh... yell like pigs!
And guess who was a "yell leader" back in '72?
Rick Perry.
Yep, even back then he was a faggie Aggie.