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“This is a big fucking deal” -Joe Biden.
“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.” -MLK
The Devil is thriving in the Catholic church.
The Ides of March have passed.
The health care bill passed with some drama. As it should.
Outside, the wind blows hard.
My favorite part is that they lied without shame and cheated overtly and they still lost with ceremony all around them on worldwide television. Republicans sucked the other day like they haven’t in decades and it was all on display. They barked like dogs and continue to whine like toddlers. Shameless.
I readily confess I don’t have my brain wrapped entirely around this bill and some specifics of the reconciliation language. I have been paying attention. I didn’t for a time and then I did again. I got kinda sick of it all. It does suck. The bill. As in sucking chest wound suck. A mandate without fierce oversight, a mechanism to not only compete but provide accountability and barometric pressure is pure dumb.
A license to ill.
It was on it’s head already. I sort of understand the economic imperative behind the mandate but throw us a bone bitches or don’t even bother touching me there.
I just can’t help but get caught up in the symbolism. I know the bill sucks but it does accomplish some pretty important shit. I’ll defer to the fantastic Ms. Maddow:
“On September 23rd…
- All kids get covered (no pre-existing conditions)
- Can’t get dropped if you get sick (no more insurance companies dropping you)
- No more lifetime limits (on benefits)
- Children can stay on until 26 (coverage up to that age)
On January 1, 2011…
- Premium payment reformed (80-85% for medical care) with rebate if you don’t use coverage
- Free Medicare preventative care (no co-pays)
- Total ban on all pre-existing condition denials
- Health exchanges open
- End to annual limits on benefits
Republicans want to repeal this…” -democraticunderground.com
I’m not sure I want to “do” Rachel but I’m positive I want to get her drunk and cuddle.
So yeah, some good stuff. It’s just that it barely flirts with incentive for fairness via non profit competition.
That’s the part I liked the most when we started this whole thing. I see it as key. Public option, extended Medicare, whatever. Vital. We have miles to go before we sleep.
Single payer, Universal, whatever label you choose and whomever you choose to accuse, the richest spender nation on the planet ought to be covering it’s people. We buy half of all the weapons. Half of all of them. Half of all the weapons made for war, we buy. I don’t think we’re as big as Canada geographically, but our dick is way bigger. Can you hear me now? WAY bigger. We could take Canada in 72 hours without the military. They don’t have many guns but we do.
What exactly are health exchanges? We now know they will be open. How many? Where? I’ll assume that’s good news. A place to trade bandages and syringes. Do I have to volunteer? I’m gonna have to choke a bitch. I’m gonna have to read this bill and the 157 page reconciliation. I’m working like twelve hours a week and taking a class. You can see how I’m underwater.
My feet hurt and it’s humiliating.
It’s a simple problem and the answer is simple. Shave five or fifteen cents off the defense budget and we can throw in some jobs for infrastructure. Health care, jobs and mortgage relief. We spend half the entire global budget on weapons and ten times as much as our nearest competitor. China. That there is my idea of Socialism, spending way too much of the people’s money on things they vehemently disagree with. Wait, that’s Communism. Isn’t it? When they can’t afford roof and bread it is. There is your Goddamn communism.
That there is your buttock.
Wars are your ass.
Your ass mam, has gone missing.
I’m trying to make a point here. We still are a wealthy nation, despite our recent financial regress. Much of it was concentrated without equity in the last decade but there is plenty of money right here in River City. There is no reason, moral or fiscal, we should be denied this right. It insults my intelligence when anyone complains about paying for it. They talk about health care being 15 to 18 percent of our GDP. The defense budget is well over half of every dollar you pay in taxes. We spend so much fucking money on weapons, it makes the world go round.
Literally. The world turns because of America’s efforts to be able to kill everyone of us. Thank God for us. Don’t piss us off.
Still, I’m impressed and finally proud again of the Democrats. They pulled it off and scared the crap quite literally out of the obstructionist asstards by supplying them with an example of lockstep so long taken for granted as a fundament in the Republican playbook. Smoked them at their own game. Here’s hoping this bodes well and emboldens this heretofore assemblage of invertebrates. See little Billy, we knew you could do it. Now get your little ass back out there because the game isn’t even half over. Be a Democrat for fucks sake.
Now the crazies come out like corpses of Laurel & Hardy with giant red eyed rats speeding off and away from their persons and pockets and folds. Slack jawed zombies repeating obsolete talking points and swinging scythes. The Baggers. The Birthers. The Hawks, Neocons, Bigots and Bible thumpers. What an egregious ship of fools. Obsructionist pricks for infamy. Avoid their rodent familiars and do not dance with either of any of them.
It’s not safe to drink their liquor.
They really are beginning to parody themselves.
I’ve always thought that being a good loser is important. I’ve been on the losing end enough to approach being gracious I think. I’m hopeful that losing has humbled me, it sucks and it shames me but I try to learn and stuff and be polite about it. The way one loses speaks volumes about one’s character. If you listened to Boehner on the floor the other night or The Human Shitsmear and Butt Boy Hannity these last few mornings you might think the sky is about to kill you in your bed.
Not good losers, but excellent assholes.
These pricks are the epitome of sore losers along with the entire lock step, teeth full of Orios, lime green plastic tumbler full of cherry Kool Aid and rum mouth breathing members of the 1/4 Paradigm. That was a pretty cool sentence. If you don’t know about the 1/4 paradigm, categories are on the right on the main page. Just scroll down. I have a fairly general theory about relativity and how it applies without bias but with predictable pattern in a sociopolitical context. I offer a bold constant.
I don’t really know about other countries but I understand very well that one of every four people in this country are ignorant dipshits. My “1/4 Paradigm”. In stores near you.
You’d think an invitation was extended to a banquet just ahead of the apocalypse. You’d think because we passed a weak ass health care bill we were courting Satan himself. The bill sucks. Hello irony. Fuck us in the neck.
The reaction has been of the meanest of spirit and bafflingly irrational. Childish and callow. Pointless. Some fourteen state attorneys general have or intend to file suit. Futile. Not going to happen, if any single case enjoys a day in court it will be ashes, ashes and they will all fall down. A waste of time money and the attention of even the dumbest citizens. Give me a break. Might as well piss up a rope.
Children of the corn.
What has my attention is the ugly and still gathering brutal reaction of the great unwashed.
Bricks through windows and awful terrorizing threats directed at our elected representatives that have finally and with courage, attempted the right thing on behalf of us all. Stupak came around and they went after him like a common enemy. Cheers Bart. Those were your people. An articulate bunch. Very brave and very cool.
Kucinich is still the king of composure and principal. What a class act. I think Maddow and Kucinich should snuggle. Just then, Dennis’ hot, six foot tall, copper haired, wife with a scorching accent enters the room in a black skirt, pumps and a line up the back of the stocking. Nobody gets the Kucinich cool like I do.
Cantor’s claim of a bullet is looking dubious. I bet that little prick is lying.
What frightens me is the virulence and vehemence, the irrational fury of those that would oppose a leap forward.
What makes me sick is the publicly elected officials who foment such dehumanizing disregard for common decency and difference of, or deference for, an opinion. This is America. We aren’t ever going to be herded onto boxcars for mass extermination. If it ever happens here it will last an afternoon, maybe a day. I’m not referencing irresponsible roundheads like Limbaugh, Hannity or Beck but rather the Boehners, Bachmanns, Cantors, Kings, Grassleys and Demints. Allegedly responsible representatives who hobby, trade and wage in fear and dangerous incendiary nonsense.
Dirty, filthy immoral bastards who would blow anyone for $20k. How do these people get taken seriously? See above.
They deliberately cultivate and collect the same brand of bigoted, racist and ignorant subhuman that so violently opposed civil rights legislation. Dumbass mouth breathing fucktards. A handful of those folks have ended up being assassins. Murderers.
American tradition and legacy is such that justice and liberty for all eventually prevails. When there is will there is way.
It can take a while and never without a price. The vulgar and profane consistently manage to extract more than a pound of flesh. They are arrogant and bereft of humility. At this pace, there will be blood.
They will go too far unfortunately and their cause will be consigned to history as ill advised and malattempted. Political leprosy. Social pariahs. Just like McCarthy, Nixon and Dumbya’s entire posse.
These people are as ridiculous as they are dangerous. There will be blood.
Just do the best you can to think peace. It’s gonna get ugly.
It just might start rural.
All these earth quakes. Bound to be a volcano. See what I’m saying?
Health care is no mere privilege but a right that comes with being born human at least. I believe that. I always will.
Drinks for my friends.
This fucking Harry Reid as a racist thing is comedy.
Harry Reid will never be caught in an ethical or moral scandal. My Mother was his secretary and he is at least an honest man. I will take your money over this. I simply know it to be true.
I blame society and the media.
Really, I do.
I haven’t always agreed with him and he’s pissed me off. I understand he’s not polling well. I dare say it might and maybe should come down to the Devil you know versus the one you don’t. Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader is a big deal for a state with our meager population and vast tracts of irradiated desert that Washington wants to turn into the nation’s toxic nuclear septic tank.
Fuck that shit. No more nuclear energy until we figure out what to do with the waste. Thanks be to Harry thus far.
of Nevada described in private then- as “light skinned” and “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.” -Yahoo
Sounds a little rough. Context kids. Biden said something like clean and articulate. A far poorer choice of words and he’s Vice President. See, Mr. Reid was speaking with candor among colleagues. He was assessing the candidate’s chances of success in light of how racist America remained. Remains; because, bear with me here, we’re really finding out just how racist America still is.
You must admit it’s really reared its ugly head.
Mr. Reid was guilty of being matter of fact in light of what the stupidest quarter* I’ve alluded to before would end up thinking and doing. For the record, the stupidest quarter have behaved exactly as we all thought, thus vindicating Senator Reid. They didn’t make fun of how he talked and only accused him of being an Arab or maybe Muslim. Turns out Harry was exactly right.
Senator Reid apologized immediately and our President said, “I’ve seen the passionate leadership he’s shown on issues of social justice and I know what’s in his heart,” Obama said yesterday. “As far as I am concerned, the book is closed.” -Yahoo
More than enough for me. To be fair he also characterized the comments as “unfortunate”. Who knows what he meant exactly but I agree. Unfortunate. Yes. It shouldn’t be an issue, but it is, and you’re an idiot if you can’t see it. I’m not here to apologize for ignorance or stupidity and I don’t believe that’s what has occurred here. What we have here is a truthful man speaking privately in support of a man who would become our first black President.
I know it’s awkward but Harry Reid was being honest and I admire his prompt contrition. He knows what he he meant but he’s humiliated by how it sounds.
Michael Steele called for Dirty Harry’s resignation today. Didn’t see that one coming. Let’s politicize racism and who better to foment than a black Republican? He asks rhetorically. Somewhere Gomer Pyle chuckles with abandon. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Michael Steele should be the titular Head Douchebag of the Republican party forever. He’s as good for the world as Sarah Palin because they’re both the same caliber of stupid. The somewhat sociopathic kind that is relatively rare in most walks of life but prevalent in low IQ conservative, ideological and fucktardian political circles.
You know, the kind that fail up.
Is this racism? You bet. Is Harry Reid a racist?
Piss up a rope.
Drinks for my friends.
*When Nixon was forced to resign, his approval rating was about 25%. When George W. Bush left office, his approval rating was about 25%. I can think of no better proof that one in four Americans is a dipshit.
My father would say ” I don’t understand all I know about that.”
Me too, or me either.
How is it asshats like Boehner and Bachmann, Cantor, Beckerhead, Limbaugh and Hannity can be comfortable in their own skin inveighing against Obama for spending eighteen hours in Copenhagen, lobbying to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016? If he’s successful, it will bring hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the beleaguered city starting the day after next. They all know this, yet they pretend not too, hoping we won’t know the difference. Understanding that the people who listen to them exclusively don’t want to know.
Preaching to and preying on the idiots. How do they sleep? With a diaper I’m sure.
They understand that’s why he’s doing it. It’s a chance at a tourniquet and maybe the saviour for an opposable thumb or at least a pinkie toe.
There is no downside for the great unwashed. As MSNBC pointed out this evening, Dumbya spent the better part of a week on photo ops and ass slapping in China as an embarrassing spectator. This cartoonery, while embroiled in two worsening wars and seismic rumblings foreboding an impending economic apocalypse. He spent a third of one of the most disastrous periods in American history on vacation clearing fucking brush on his own stupid ranch. It was cool, Dick was in charge. Bush vs. brush for well over a quarter of the entire time.
“Let’s have a non-alcoholic beverage, some chips and watch this here football contest. Watch I don’t choke and nevermind that daily brief about imminent terrorist attacks. Hell, I’m the President, have a real beer. You like deviled eggs? Goddamn, I do. We got whiskey here somewhere. Sombitch.”
Obama takes a week in the Hamptons and they behave like he’s ignoring Armageddon.
It may have been Michele Obama who said something like, if he walked on water they’d say he can’t swim. Yup.
You may get away with accusing him of spreading too thin but you can’t accuse him of not working his ass off for us.
I really need to keep this short, I’ve got plenty else going on, but goddamn it’s hard to watch. As far as I can see, this man is killing himself, working very hard and with beyond ordinate, point blank results. Iran agrees to let UN inspectors inside in a matter of weeks and publicly states a willingness to entertain outsourcing nuclear fuel enrichment. That could mean never having enough on hand to build a bomb and never having to say you’re sorry.
That’s just this week.
That’s fucking huge but we complain or worry about his briefest of sojourns in Denmark.
Biden’s got a jacked up lid but I’m fine with him having the conch. He’s a loose lipped cashier but I trust him. I own what it is to have an unruly wig and loose lips.
Health care reform is steaming down the mountain and I for one am cautiously optimistic. On this alone is far further than any President has ever come. He plays it cagey but he’s too smart to not know what he’s doing. He may be wrong but don’t think he doesn’t have a plan.
Get the fuck off him you shameless mouthbreathers.
Drinks for my friends.
He spoke clearly. With confidence and conviction.
“Ours is not the first generation to understand the dire need for health reform. And I am not the first president to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last.”
No more Rope-a-dope boys and girls. Ha.
“We did not come here to fear the future; we came here to shape it.”
“The danger of too much government is matched by the perils of too little”
“If you misrepresent what’s in the plan, we will call you out.”
“But know this: I will not waste time with those who have made the
calculation that it’s better politics to kill this plan than improve
As for the “Deathers”:
“Such a charge would be laughable if it weren’t so cynical and irresponsible. It is a lie, plain and simple.”
And the Republicans. The Fucking Republicans like Boehner and Cantor and McConnell and Hatch, who sat seething and smirking with turds in their mouths. Transparent and stupid. Cantor texting. What a dick. The whiplash of your arrogance is on the way. Half of you will be gone come 2010. I can’t wait.
Republican Joe Wilson actually shouted “You lie” while Obama assured us that reform will not cover illegal immigrants. Fucktard. Our Man flashed anger and moved on without missing a beat. A superhuman burst of restraint, composure and civility. A class act Our Man. Not less than brilliant in the face of callow contemptible disrespect directed at a man who has earned and deserves nothing but respect. He didn’t miss a beat, wasn’t rattled or even distracted. We are lucky to have this man leading our country. Forgive my gushing, but that brief moment reinforced everything I admire about our president.
At the end of the day, Joe Wilson did us all a favor by exposing what jackasses the contemporary GOP are. Thanks Joe, you’re still an asshole, but I thank you for being one.
He stared down those Republicans. Watch it. When he looks to the right on television he’s looking to his left in the chamber. The irony of where Republicans sit has never been lost on me. Observe the steel of his countenance and the fire in his eyes. He was picking them out and staring them down individually. One by one. The unspoken question, are you reptiles or humans? His words and his gestures signaled unequivocally that the blatant ridiculous fuckery is over.
You know Fox news carried some reality show instead of the speech.
He delivered unambiguous and vigorous support for a public option with some amount of caveat. We’ll have to wait and see but I welcome the predilection.
Then Charles Boustany appeared on my screen and lied. The same boilerplate, fear based bullshit. He spoke as though he hadn’t heard the speech the president had just given. Actually, given logistical constraints, he obviously hadn’t. It was a joke sans punchline. Pathetic, out of touch and he looked a fool as much as Jindal did. How do they get these poor bastards to do this?
The GOP are famous for exploiting the stupid, often of late towards their own demise.
The Republican party has never looked more like a bunch of dickheads than they did tonight. They have marginalized themselves with help of an unforeseen catalyst of Barack Obama’s expert political judo.
I have been frustrated for months now at the political calculus from the White House. The passive taking of blow after blow on the ropes like some cheesy boxing movie. I was disheartened and becoming bewildered. Now I wonder if he really did know what he was doing the entire time. Let them swing and shout, taunt and lie until they trod heavily on their own pudenda and cease to lay leather at all on anything that matters.
He may just be that good.
Can one speech, even if before the entire congress and a national television audience (except Fox), function as a game changer for such a momentous and hotly contested concern? The question on the lips of almost every progressive in America since it was announced. We shall see. It is more than incumbent on me however, to point out that this is no ordinary president. By that I mean he is extraordinary. He did exceptionally well tonight. Tone, nuance, sincerity and an overt sinewy rigor were all on display.
Impressive and I’m impressed. The character of our country. The letter from Teddy Kennedy. He framed it earnestly and effectively as a moral imperative and I have no reservation in declaring him to be absolutely right about that. Invoking Teddy was an appropriate, as well as emotional homage to a man who declared this the cause of his life.
Obama has once again acquitted himself a very smart man. A very sensitive man. An incredibly capable man. Deft and adroit and not to be underestimated.
He came off the ropes to swing hard and with precision. An expert boxer against a reckless and stupid brawler. They retire to their respective corners, our man fresh and with lightning in his eyes and fists furious. The brawler with legs of rubber, pukes his bloody mouthpiece, head swimming eyes confused as his crew goes to work and dreading the bell.
Todd Westergard, you may have been correct sir.
Show us this until it’s done Mr. President and we are golden.
Well done Mr. President. Very well done.
Drinks for my friends.
7-11 has gotten pretty aggressive with branding of late. The products seem to be of quality and affordable. I tripped on a canard though. I bought some trail mix labeled “Swiss Trail Mix” that contained M&M’s. How can it be Swiss, if it’s most delicious ingredient is an iconic American candy? Not only do they contribute to the palatability of the recipe, they are the backbone in terms of contrasting flavors and textures. In concert with, but far beyond, the raisins.
It’s not a stretch to view this instance as an analog for the salt and pepper of Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Actually it is, but bear with me, there’s a tragic flaw. These two elements are not mixing with any sort of shared purpose. Too bad, ever had sea salt and ground pepper on calimari? Far less pepper is required than salt.
The Republicans are pepper.
No unity. Zero cooperation. What should be a symbiotic relationship, is the furthest thing from it. A contemporary example of the classic conundrum; the pot accusing the kettle of blackness and all the internecine feline agitprop.
Ladies and gentlemen we have a blog title.
I gotta stop buying those Cheladas.
Childish, churlish and obstructionist. They are the body designated and elected to serve our best interests. We The People.
“Watch for the classic tactic of American rightwing propaganda: Always accuse one’s opponent of doing the very thing that one is doing, especially if one has been caught or exposed while doing it.” -from my friend J’s blog
It’s what they accused Democrats of over and over when they were in charge. Obstructionism, when they encountered opposition to silly irresponsible tax cuts to the very rich. Fiscal irresponsibility is at the top of their lungs now, though it was the Republicans who ran the deficit up to a trillion dollars with chickenshit tax cuts and senseless wars.
Nothing proactive there. Our man understands he’s steering into deeper waters. He’s not happy about it but he understands that any way he turns the wheel, people on this boat will piss and moan. He’s got a very smart crew. They think the sea might be more manageable where we’re headed. He’s chosen course as best he can because we have to keep moving. Stand still you die.
Just who the fuck are these guys? Identity and principle have never been less important to the GOP. The tragedy is that in times so breathtakingly dire, they still think it’s 1994. They still think it’s a goddamn game.
They don’t see America. Criminals, pimps, whores, fastfood workers and union folks. We want to address the malaise at this point. Lawyers and midgets. Philanderers and microbioligists. Those chicks who paint you up at Macy’s. We all want it to work.
We’re a mystery to them. They know not what to make of us. See how they walk around with their mouths open?
I’m still fond of the notion that our government benefits from some modicum of parity. A ballast to power absolute. Checks and balances. It’s just these jackasses aren’t up to the ideal. Virtuosity for the sake of virtuosity perhaps. They’ve praticed a black art with such facility for so long that they now practice it exclusively for the sake thereof. Completely absent any regard for the people, their constituents. They have no moral or ethical imperatives. They have no center.
Like balloons in a thunder storm. No power against the Earth’s whipping wind. Notice how they keep falling? Have you seen the debris? The wind has no regard for faith. Faith is centered in the Midwest. So is wind. Huh.
You know why I like Biden despite him being such a loose lipped cashier? He’s the least wealthy member of the Senate and probably most of Congress too. The Guy’s broke despite having been there forever. The only guy in debt. Just like the rest of us, he’s got a mortgage. Now he’s the Vice Goddamn President. Not much speaks louder than that.
As near as I can tell, Our Man has done more in a month to reach across the aisle than Dumbya did in eight years. Magnanimous. Refreshing. Futile? Naw.
I think it’s important for this administration to continue being the better man. Extend a hand and when you get a fist, walk away. Spit over your shoulder. Maintain transparency and clarity all the time. Have the cameras rolling and the microphones on. Play us like they did, only in the right direction. There’s no sin in that.
Let the record show who played good honest ball and who didn’t bring a decent game. Who subsequently lied, obfuscated and willfully assumed ownership of the Sore Loser Trophy. All the Republicans are willing to offer is business as usual. I don’t need to point out they’ve screwed the pooch at the expense of the middle class for not just eight, but every year since Reagan. They would have us believe tax cuts to be the key to the Rapture.
Innocence in America ended with the assassination of Jack, Bobby, Malcom and Martin. Corruption enjoyed a nascent emergence with Nixon. Ford fell down the steps and Jimmy fell up. Corruption became an institution with Reagan and Iran-Contra among other things. 41 was hapless but not evil. Definitely a prick. Barbara was and still is, a platinum haired sasquatch. I bet she stinks like bad deer meat.
Clinton was almost exactly what we needed. He stepped in shit but it was mostly his own. Not ours. And forgive me, but he beat them back, they were at the gates brandishing torches and he sent them home. Rockstar.
It all became business as usual with the Dumbya administration. An administration so corrupt, it’s towering incompetence was overshadowed by ghoulish moral depravity and malignant avarice. These guys fucking sucked.
One last thought on this subject: Let’s not forget, despite the gale, it’s in Barack’s best interest to deliver this vessel into more pleasant waters.
By the way. The Cartoon in the NY Post? Fucking racist.
Now they’re shrill about all the humor comparing Bush to a monkey because he was a dipshit. See, that was legit in my mind because it was the truth. The funniest shit is almost always the most truthful. Nothing to do with racism. Whenever blacks have been degraded in this country to the point of dehumanization, monkeys have been used as overt and shameless imagery.
A dead chimp and the caption: “They’ll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.”
The Post is owned, along with Fox, by Rupert News Corp.
That may be all boys and girls. I had to get that out.
Make sure you check him before he wrecks him. Our Man. Stay engaged. Think globally, act locally. Judge not lest ye be.
I mean, don’t do what I do, do what I say.
Drinks for my friends.
When the going gets weird, the wierd turn pro.
Dedicated to the memory of HST.
This whole thing is about to be a screaming, hungry, five year old nihilist with a full and oozing diaper, in a Burger King, sporting a flamethrower as well as a bleeding ass rash. It’s about to get regoddamndiculous up in here. Wait! Add swarming cockroaches. Rednecks and roundheads will go full tilt boogie as they realize they are going to lose their country to gasp! Liberals and a negro.
Let us hope that is the worst of it.
Yesterday, Doubtfire went after Our Man for outing Joe The Plumber and invading his privacy. You’ve got be fucking kidding me. I got nothing here. Not true, I have lots. Nothing usable though. Vitriol and utter open mouthed incredulity. Flames and super powers. Fucking fucks. The only thing I have to say is, who’s the idiot here? Him or you? Maybe Joe the Plumber? All of the above.
Yup, Nailed it.
My microwave has a whale in it. Sounds like that anyway.
I wanted to let you know that Michele Bachmann is a shameless cunt. Congresswoman from the sixth district of Minnesota. I’ve watched her on various networks spewing the worst kind of smack you can imagine in a painful Fargoesque, Minnesota dialect not unlike Moosewoman’s. She smiles and her grin is toxic. Venom and caustic fluid flood her bottom lip only to hang in snot like threads from her chin.
I’ve rarely been witness to such stupid coming from such an ugly human mouth.
“The issue before the American people is……Sarah Palin and her qualification, She easily has more qualifications than Senator Biden and Senator Obama put together if you look at executive experience, she’s been in an executive position for TWO YEARS” – Michele Bachmann on Larry King Live
Alaska ranks forty eighth in population, even when the territories are counted. Nobody lives there.
I bet I could learn to run the 7-11 in two days.
“Bachmann on Friday told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that Barack Obama is not the only anti-American member of Congress. “The news media should do a penetrating exposé and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America? I think people would love to see an exposé like that,” she said.” -dumpbachmann.blogspot.com
Can you say Joe McCarthy? I gleefully share with you that to date, her opponent, El Tinklenberg, unfortunate name aside, has raised nearly half a million dollars as a result of Bachmann’s splendorous stupidity.
“[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet,” Bachmann told the right-wing news site OneNewsNow. “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.” -TPM
On the gay community and same-sex marriage: “This is a very serious matter, because it is our children who are the prize for this community, they are specifically targeting our children.” — Senator Michele Bachmann, appearing as guest on radio program “Prophetic Views Behind The News”, hosted by Jan Markell, KKMS 980-AM, March 20, 2004.
“Yesterday in a House hearing on the financial crisis, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) spoke on what caused the situation. To make her point, she read from an article called “How A Clinton-Era Rule Rewrite Made Subprime Crisis Inevitable,” written by Terry Jones in the right-wing publication Investor’s Business Daily.
The article criticizes the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) for pushing “Fannie and Freddie to aggressively lend to minority communities.” Jones goes on to say that Clinton was misguided to push “homeownership as a way to open the door for blacks and other minorities to enter the middle class.” -thinkprogress.org
Like this shit is Clinton’s and black people’s fault.
See a pattern? It’s like Republicans welcome women as leaders, so long as they show potential for beauty queen of the right wing. Lockstep demagoguery. Douchebaggery. Counter to their very interests as a vagina owners. I guess they be whacky Christians first and foremost.
Can I tell you I just had an image of Cindy Stepford McCain going all cougar on Ann Coulter? I swear I’m not gay. I just had to wash my hands.
I am a carbon based being. So are most of my friends.
There’s more than a few among us that are based upon another element. Silocone? Like the Horta from the original Star Trek. Not like us at all. Rolling, emotional pizzas, longing for mother and in tremendous pain. Silicone based life forms.
That shit’s not right.
If feces were among the elements listed on the Periodic Table, I suspect one would need look no further.
Concentration of wealth.
“Redistribution of wealth” is what they sing about these days. An awesome example of opposite day, counter truth and pure bullshit. They piss and moan and lament that it’s socialism. Couldn’t it theoretically be the redistribution of our wealth back to us?
The literal intent of Republicans and Neoconservatives has been exactly that. The concentration of wealth. No more dramatic in world history than the last six years. Trust me, it’s true. Don’t make me do the math because I damn well will.
I can’t toss a pebble without finding exemplary ripple, proof, of what has been taken from us and distributed among the wealthy. The Middle Class is an endangered species. Like it or not, everyone needs the Middle Class. A republic cannot thrive or even survive without a robust but ordinary, honest and hard working majority. We are way too top heavy and beginning to lean trepidatiously.
I may have made that last word up.
Unfortunately, Hell hath seen the fury of America’s middle class and frankly, from Beelzebub on down, they aren’t impressed. Yet.
There is gorgeous irony in the Republicans lamenting voter fraud and elitism. Cause for rage when they throw RACE into the mix. Fuck these fucking ignorant cracker clueless bastards that haven’t been able to taste or even smell the shit sandwich they’ve been gnawing on for the last eight years.
This shit is ridiculous.
***Now, pay attention. There is a reason I’m about to tell what I’m about to tell you and I get to it before the end.***
I began writing this particular blog on Friday evening. I spent some time on it last night with the intention of finishing this evening. Most of you are are no doubt aware, a typical impetus for my writing is quite often disgust. I do a lot of name calling, often employ crude and vulgar analogy, both in the interest of levity and entertainment. It’s cathartic, but all in the spirit of good clean fun.
Never have I remotely suggested physical harm be visited upon those whom I choose to rail against.
At least I hope not and if I did I bet it was funny.
You should also know that I have the ability to censor any and all comments left on brainspank. I’ve always chosen to let people say anything they like, utilizing the function exclusively to eliminate spam. I welcome dissent. I actually wish more people would disagree with me.
Since launching brainspank in December of last year, there has been only one exception to this. An individual calling himself “Trueblood” became so hateful, incendiary, vicious and alarmingly bigoted, I was forced to consider deleting his comments. I was torn, so like a true coward, I left it for my readers to decide.
It was unanimous, everyone who weighed in thought I should censor this guy. Since then, that’s exactly what I’ve done.
Predictably, the tenor of Trueblood’s comments devolved into pure hatred and threats of a personal nature. Whatever, I’m a big boy. I went on deleting and ignoring them and he eventually faded away. Today I recieved another message from Trueblood and I must admit, it gave me serious pause. So much so, I had to actually stop and give serious thought as to how to handle it.
One of the reasons I tolerated Trueblood for the time I did was I believed it was in the interest of my readers to see first hand that these kinds of people are out there. I’m allowing his comment this time around for that reason and for one far more important. To expose this individual to the authorities. First thing tomorrow morning, I’ll be contacting the Secret Service and providing them with his e-mail address etc. Up to them to determine whether he’s committed a crime, I cannot in good conscience, decide for myself that he should go unnoticed.
His specific words today and his pattern of behavior in the past, lead me to wonder just how imbalanced this guy is. I do know he’s dancing at the edge of both fear and rage.
For now, you can find his exact words in the comments of my last blog entitled “It’s True” posted on October Seventeen.
I wouldn’t mind hearing from you all on this.
By the way, former Secretary of State Colin Powell threw his weight behind Our Man today. Thought I’d leave you on a positive note.
Drinks for my friends.
This following portion of tonights blog is written live:
I find that realtime graph alternately compelling and distracting. Chicks vs. Dudes. It’s interesting when and where they converge and diverge. I wish I could turn it off though.
She’s doing well. She lies but she’s composed, articulate and informed. Biden’s facts are far more in order. He spanks her on Iraq.
She’s poised and pivots well. Biden’s jabs are stiff with facts but that’s as hard as he swings.
Fuck me, she can’t pronounce “nuclear”. Just like Dumbya. Hate us for our freedoms. Sheezus. Interesting how she flatlines on the graph here. She can’t compete with Biden on foreign policy.
I hate this Israel shit. We are paying in spades for our support of Israel. This teacher’s pet shit has to end.
If she says the word Maverick again, I’m going to punch my own ballsack. I can’t get get past that she can’t say nuclear.
She’s clearly been to school since she hung with Couric. Tempe been berry berry good to What’s Her Name. Her folksy schtick makes me want to crap a greasy rodent. She swerves and ducks. She even milks McCain’s P.O.W. history.
She says “team of Mavericks”. I punch myself in the balls so hard, I projectile vomit with a volume and velocity so volcanic that my cat’s flee and building security rings my doorbell like a claxon. I rip the door open festooned with my own gastrointestinal gore. They wrestle me down on my kitchen floor while I scream incoherently about nuclear debates.
I punch the older one in the mouth and feel bad. He looks a little like my new boss.
During this time, Biden parks one with sincerity while talking about his personal life. She talks in circles and soundbites and Biden plays smear the queer with the maverick thing. Fucking excellent. Do I have to punish my balls again?
He’s finishing strong and he smokes her as they approach the line. He speaks from the heart and that’s why we likes us some Joe.
She closes strong. Well done. A little cheerleaderesque………still, not bad.
Biden gallops. He beats her by a length.
The following portion of tonights blog is retrospective:
Race to Biden, but it was closer than I anticipated. Not close. Closer. She did better than I’d hoped. She held her own but was below her paygrade most of the time, particularly in the second half.
Begala said it best. Biden was there to hammer McCain and contrast him with Our Man’s policies and priorities. Palin was there for damage control. Both pursued with skill and executed.
Here’s the rub. One of these goals is not like the other. One of these goals just doesn’t belong.
A financial structure buckling, two wars and more on the way and and a Presidential running mate trying to make up for not being able to even think of a relevant periodical or a Supreme Court decision a month before the vote.
Biden was disciplined and on message. Restrained? Yep, he could of disemboweled her, he just smiled and stayed on the road. There were a few times the camera caught him with one hand on the wheel and the other thumbing an impressive antler handled hunting knife. There was that twinkling sound coming off his teeth.
Once I promised to shower and change my clothes, the security team that fought me to the tile forgave me for mixing my metaphors and decided to hang out and drink. Their walkie talkies are annoying. They seem like nice guys. Not very intimidating, I mean it took all three of them and they still couldn’t get the plastic cuffs on me.
Nice job Joe.
Drinks for my friends.
First off, forgive the focus of late, but it really is the most important issue of the day. The next month, and barring the apocolypse, a few generations from now at least.
You know, the election.
I gotta get this first thing out because it’s like a turd in my mouth. Sarah Palin is out of her element. A moose in the headlights. She rocketed past unprepared. Stopped to flirt with ignorant. Now she plays house with “special”. Unfuckingbelievable.
Take a glance at her interviews with Katie Couric. Absurd. Score one for Couric and mainstream media. Nice job.
You’re in a fuel efficient car at night, that moose is in the road, She’s coming through the windshield and taking out all occupants. She’ll still fuck your SUV all the way up, kill you and your co-pilot. She’s stupid AND she’s big. You know, metaphorically.
I’m really starting to worry about the carnage this Moosewoman* may be able to visit on the world. Imagine the average joe in another country sitting there watching Palin’s words translated literally across the bottom of the screen. He’s eating some eggs or having a beer and thinks she must be among the best we have.
I see this scenario in my head rather vividly and I’m embarrassed. I understand What’s Her Name in her native tongue and I am in awe. In the context of politics, American history and world affairs, she thinks it’s all ball bearings these days. She’s retarded.
Sarah Palin gutted Joe Biden and wore him like a pantsuit -Colbert
I can’t wait for tomorrow night. The newly constricted format might just work for Biden. Maybe that’s why they of the men only vagina cult (Democrats), accepted the terms. Biden is a blowhard and his instinct will be to slap the shit out of her. Metaphorically, of course.
I hate to do this but I’m on the pot, feeling the gin and otherwise bold of heart and purpose.
Not merely optimism, but theoretical plausibility.
Official Brainspank Prediction: An Obama knockout by midnight, PST November Fourth, the year of our Lord, Two Thousand and Eight. If not an absolute cinch, a forecast by most news agencies, a done deal confirmed by the morning papers.
Too bad Carlin’s dead.
Drinks for my friends.
*new nickname alert
There’s this guy who I blog dick (the practice of cutting to the head of the line by commenting on the first comment and then leaving my banner/link), that I pick on a little. I don’t take him too seriously but I like to piss him off whenever I can.
He’s written something today that pissed me off for it’s level of douchebaggery.
So, if you want to see who I’m writing to and exactly what he said in his blog “Who vetted Obama?”, you’ll need to go here:
Here’s what I wrote in response:
Lazy? Dumbya has spent a third of his Presidency on vacation, more than any President in history. McCain makes one campaign stop a day, Obama makes at least four.
I’ve got news for you. The American people vetted Obama.
The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.
Despite what I may have said to you before, I doubt you’re an idiot. You seem like a reasonably smart guy. So you really um, you buy this shit?
You think Our Man has gotten a free ride? Are you outta your goddamn mind? You reference Jeremiah Wright. The media took it upon itself to beat Obama about the head and shoulders for weeks over it. It was brutal, exhaustive and plenty damaging. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t find fault with much if anything the guy had to say.
Allow me to point out something else equally as obvious. No such thing as bad publicity. Particularly for a newbie like What’s Her Name. The attention such an incredibly dubious and irresponsible pick for VP has generated is electrifying your easily suckered base. You should be thrilled. Are you too stupid to understand this?
By the way, Obama himself declared Palin’s family and that of anyone else off limits. Beyond that, he will not even discuss it. Even Michael Moore agrees.
Another by the way, Sarah Palin made the anouncement to the media about her daughter’s pregnancy. She announced it you fool. By accepting the job and announcing her daughter’s pregnancy to the press, Sarah Palin is the one responsible for shining the light here.
One more by the way, he admitted his drug use, early and often and was skewered by the media for it. What more do you want?
They will not allow her to be interviewed by anyone but teenage slow pitch Bobby Sox pitchers, however. Trust me. They’ll keep her far from legitimate questions.
You won’t see pictures of her from the side because she’s two dimensional and disappears at 90 degrees off axis. They will feed her words and she will vomit them. She’s proven to be adept in that area. Joe Biden is more than likely to crap on her lunch in the debate, however.
No matter what, he’ll leave a stain. I’m betting on her forehead.
I don’t give a mad fuck what the mainstream media says or does because that’s not who I rely on for the truth. You shouldn’t either. I’d assumed a man of your age and experience would already be cognizant.
Your man McCain has a history as long as Obama’s time on this planet of unsavory characters. Charles Keating *ahem*. The ties you attribute to Obama, specifically Rezko, Wright and Ayers are scurrilous and weak. Bullshit mainstream media talking points.
It’s kinda like you get your information from FOX but choose to whine about MSNBC or CNN.
I hate, hate, hate when you people attempt to reduce things into terms like “baggage handlers”. You think a man who ran The Harvard Law Review couldn’t get a job as a baggage handler? And aren’t you insulting them at the same time?
I’ll stop short of calling you an asshole but I think you just might be.
That brings us to the fact that McCain has been a mainstream media “maverick” darling for the last decade. Are you unaware of this or just willfully ignorant? I mean, please. The man has enjoyed the spotlight since Dumbya handed him his ass but withheld his pride in 2000.
Poor John the war hero. Just like Max Cleland. I just puked in my mouth a little.
Mr. Cleland (D) slaps a hand against his torso because it’s attached to the only limb he has left. The rest of him is in Vietnam. He lost his Senate seat to a moron named Saxby Chambliss (R). Saxby ran ads that pictured Max with Osama and Hussein. Dirtiest campaign on the planet. You’re own man McCain said “[I]t’s worse than disgraceful, it’s reprehensible;”
Rove and the rest of them now working for McCain despite destroying him in the same way in the same year.
You lose. This is the weakest and emptiest blog you’ve written in awhile.
This kind of crap serves no one but you.
Good luck with that.
Drinks for my friends.
As far as I’m concerned, the Clintons have done their job. Passionate, sincere speeches full to bursting with conviction and enthusiasm. The matriarch and the patriarch of the Democratic party have gracefully bequeathed the Democratic flame.
Well done Bill. Well done Hillary. Very well done.
I mean at the very least, we know Bill to be an expert liar, but I bought his message tonight. Call me crazy.
I must tell you, my optimism is renewed.
“Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow,
Don’t stop, it’ll soon be here,
It’ll be, better than before,
Yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s gone.” -Fleetwood Mac
Be afraid you willfully ignorant Republicans. Be scared shitless.
I’m an American. I love my country and what it has stood for. It is time for us to stand for those things again. I say fuck you John McCain. In light of the policies you endorse and the ideals you embrace, I’m more than willing to question your patriotism. I’m here to question your judgement. I’m here to seriously question your sanity.
I’m not as anxious to cut you the slack everyone else seems so willing to afford you. I think you’re wrong, anachronistic, obsolete and absurd. I think you suck and you’re bad for America and the world.
I gotta tell ya, this convention is good stuff. The Democratic party has been gathering steam for years and they are about to explode all over America. No worries, it’ll be like a warm spring rain. Not sticky at all.
The Republicans have nothing but ad hominem rhetoric, fear and divisiveness. They sure as hell have nothing on the issues. They have rent the American ethic asunder, without apology, without remorse. They have no business attempting to cast aspersions on those of us who dare to think outside of their stupid, pitifully small box. How dare they question us after how badly they have screwed it all up in so short a time.
Ever notice how their eyes are way too close together? And they squint when they think hard.
As my old producing partner Al used to say, there’s a fine line between clever and stupid.
Then there’s Joe.
There is perhaps no better person in the U.S. Senate than Joe Biden. Know how I know? After thirty six years in the United States Senate, he’s it’s poorest member. On paper, he’s not worth shit. He’s in debt. My kinda guy.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the perfect ticket. A man of hope and optimism and the intelligence to see it through and a man with the experience and the goddamn down in the dirt kick your ass toughness to get shit done.
My man Biden parked it tonight. It was not one inch short of gorgeous. Biden is the shit. Powerful, pissed and righteous.
Republicans may as well sit this one out. Why show up if you’re just gonna get your ass handed to you? Why behave in public if you’re living on a playground? Stay home. Have a few beers and don’t worry. You only stand to benefit here, even though you may not deserve it.
What we have here, is a successful communication. Yes we do.
Doubtfire will go down in flames because he has it coming. He deserves it.
And really, this is far larger than either he or his faithful, or party-line Republicans have the capacity to grasp. It’s weird that it’s beyond them, but it is.
Drinks for my friends.
is some Joe Biden.
And I am not at all unhappy about it. This is a man who is sharp and brave, unafraid to say what he thinks. Unapologetically more than a loose lipped cashier. Tangle with this man at your peril. He doesn’t know about gloves.
I like that his fuse is as obvious as it is.
“This is bullshit. This is malarkey. This is outrageous. Outrageous for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, sit in the Knesset … and make this kind of ridiculous statement,â€ Biden said angrily in a brief interview just off the Senate floor.” -Poitico, Ben Smith.
Symmetry. Fire and nuance. Grey hair and youth. Experience and fresh ideals. No ideology.
Two swinging dicks.
Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Former chair and still member of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Thirty six years in the Senate. This guy is good.
I can’t forget watching the C-Span footage of Biden gritting his teeth, looking like he was going to come over the table at Ashcroft during the very first Senate hearings on torture. It was brilliant. He was so disgusted with the United States Attorney General he had no hope to disguise it and he didn’t care.
Now I can’t help but salivate over the anticipation of Biden against either Romney or Lieberman or maybe Ridge in the debates. I can’t wait to see Benedict Fliptop or Guy Smiley with the magic underwear at the end of Biden’s whip. The Republicans don’t have shit. This just may be really good stuff.
Be afraid Republicans. Be very afraid. There’s a freight train of subtlety, intelligence and burning brimstone steaming right at you. She’s fully loaded, gathering steam and she’ll be racing at full speed by the time you meet her.
This is good stuff.
It is an informed and wise choice in light of the dramatic shift the office of the Vice Presidency has enjoyed under Richard Bruce Cheney. You can vomit a mouthfull about the evil bastard but we must own the paradigm shift he’s engineered in terms of the office he occupies.
Biden is a presence and Obama is no fool. He’s signed a powerful and willfull man as his partner. Hillary’s shadow was too long. All the others cast a shadow far too short. Biden’s is just right.
Here we go. Come the Fall, there will be blood.
This is gonna be good.
Drinks for my friends.
What a difference a day makes. Twenty four little hours.
The Pantsuit is gonna walk as of Saturday.
The jury is still out on whether she’s coveting assistant manager or just pining to be asked.
The nail in that tire is Big Bad Bill. He’s made it pretty obvious the last few months that he’s a House Afire. Doesn’t appear as he can help it. I’ve been a William Jefferson fan for near two decades. Not perfect but one hell of a human as well as a damn good President.
Without a doubt, he’s been pissing on a few parades lately while shilling for his wife the Pantsuit. Ugly. Kind of ironic that he’s suddenly a boat anchor attached to her chances for for any gig better than crew chief. The way they behaved, I’d start them both at the fry station and shitter duty.
What Bill can giveth, Bill may taketh away.
Were Hills to become our VP, I’m pretty sure I’d come to loathe our man. I’m not looking forward to that.
What I’d like to see is Bubba as Secretary of State. He would rock that shit. Diplomacy, without his wife as an imperative, is a suit he wears better than anyone.
Some pundit floated the idea of Joe Biden the other day. We likes us some Biden. He’s a bit of a loose lipped cashier, however. My Mother suggested Edwards for AG. Awesome. Other ideas for VP are Wes Clark and Ed Rendell.
I like Clark. Solid. Four Star General. Screwed the pooch by starting his last bid for President way too late. West Point valedictorian and Rhodes Scholar among other things. This guy is smart and might be a good choice given the size of his lumber in a national security debate.
I don’t know much about Ed Rendell. Governor of Pennsylvania. Seems to be kind of a blowhard but not stupid. Not VP material.
What matters most today is how the Pantsuit comports herself over the next little while. Anything less than grace, gratitude, respect and sincere enthusiasm will not pass. I’m sure it sucks to be her right now but it’s time to man up. There’s still a much bigger picture to be painted.
The world will wait until Saturday, but it wouldn’t hurt to get started sooner. Nice start at AIPAC today even though they kinda suck. Time to be classy and cooperative. Don’t be stupid. Send Bill on holiday and show us you give a mad fuck.
Drinks for my friends.
Um, the debates are on.
Edwards is talking the populist talk. I admit it’s
sweet to my ears. I never disliked this guy and I
don’t give a mad fuck about how rich he is.
Presidents are rich. They always have been.
Kucinich burns bright too. Conviction and by far the
best voting record on the stage. I really like the
little paste eater-vegan, with the well over six foot
bride half his age, bright red hair and a tongue
My chances of dinner in the White House probably at
least double if the first lady has a pierced tongue.
He’s not stupid, he knows that the most important
thing is not to end up a fart in a whirlwind. And
he’s comported himself with dignity and aplomb. When
they let him talk, he let’s fly with the most progressive, courageous AND logical assessments of any of the candidates.
The man is the shit.
Obama and Clinton run with ease out front. Smooth and
composed; not even breathing hard yet. They’re both
happy to be who they are and what they are. A woman
and a black man running number one and two in a race
with a still distant finish.
Biden’s sharp and he has nice teeth. Sincere and
compassionate on Darfur, eminently qualified in matters of foreign policy and military logistics. Bright guy but he has a big mouth. He still has the most logical political policy ideas for Iraq.
None of them really suck.
Kucinich just answered in favor of reparations for
African Americans. Good for him.
You can’t throw money at a problem like this so recklessly. Make it better.
Cardinal Mahoney just did that here in LA. He gave over 650 people over a million dollars each because most of them took it in
the ass or in the mouth as children from figures they
were compelled to respect no matter what.
This guy Mahoney fucking sucks.
If Mahoney had a spine he would have devoted his
energy to fixing the fucking problem instead of
scrambling for a decade to obfuscate and cover.
Ladies and gentlemen, a human turd. A massive, sticky bloody stain
on catholicism, christianity and organized religion.
Forgive me, I digress.
So, the solution to racism and inequality in this
country is not money thrown in front of a fan. It is about
spending more than would end up in each individual’s
pocket on policies and programs.
It sounds liberal and utopian, I know. But I’m talking about the difference between feeding a man once or teaching him to fish.
At the end of the day, reparations are a band-aid.
Look at how effective cold cash was for The Native
Nope. Fix it. Get brave. Implement.
Dodd is sharp. He does well on Katrina.
Richardson fumbles it a little. Yet he’s sincere.
Clinton, Edwards and Obama spend a lot of time pussy
stepping around each other.
By the way, this format is genius. Excellent
questions. It makes me very curious about what sort
of blunderbuss the repuglicans will be stepping in front of.
Most of them would have tripped on their dicks by now.
See, they’re stupid and dogmatic. It’s a weakness.
Sorry, had to throw that in.
Edwards did well with a query about the affect his
faith would have on policy. This guy is very good.
Cooper fires a nice one about the difference between
civil rights and the rights of gays.
Obama rocks it pretty good when he posits leaving the religious
question up to individual denominations but insisits,
all states adopt parity in laws dealing with with
civil rights, marriage and sexual orientation.
For what it’s worth, I have long maintained that the issue of gay rights is very simply an issue of civil rights.
Biden strives to be realistic. I admire that. He does know this shit.
Hillary is once again, sleek. She talks about trying
to win repuglicant support since the election. She
does well in acknowledging that there is no military
solution. She drops the ball when she reaches out to
the flat earthers though.
Methinks it’s time to run them the fuck over. Public
will is on your side. What are you waiting for?
Understand, we are waiting on you.
If republicans had a gallon of juice left, it would all be over except the shouting. All the people on the stage would do well to own that fact.
So, Kucinich swings hard and connects. His answer is
don’t give them anymore goddamn money. He is right.
HE is RIGHT. This mouse roars.
Horsepower to torque to pavement.
Work with me here.
I must admit, I like these guys (including Hillary). They all appear to be more or less genuine, at least in the context of the contemporary politician.
They’re kicking the shit out of the repugnicants in fund raising and that’s a good sign.
Yet, it’s also quite ominous. Particularly in the the instances of Hillary and Obama, it tells us that behind the curtain, they are both fervently engaged in a 69 with big pharma and big oil. It’s that sort of symbiotic relationship with the dark side that leads to – meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
It wasn’t that long ago that Hills had her ass handed to her over an admittedly far too convoluted national health care plan by one of those very beasts.
She cannot hope to craft and implement a fair and efficacious universal health care policy if she’s remains that carnally connected. Same goes for Obama.
The Kennedy’s tried that shit and ended up dead.
There may be a light at the end of this long dark tunnel, but I worry about the size of the opening.
We may just be lucky enough to end up with the lesser of two evils in our legislative and executive branches. I hope we don’t screw this pooch.
Even if we don’t, it’s like getting a record deal; that’s when the real work begins. If we end up with a Democratic President, the odds still wouldn’t favor us.
Vigilance won’t be obsolete anytime soon.
Drinks for my friends.
An update of matters concerning inmate number 28301016
John Conyers from the 14th Congressional District of Michigan has announced that he will investigate the use/misuse of presidential powers of clemency. The republicans hate this guy. He knows all about Iowa and now he has juice.
This is about Dumbya taking Libby off the clothesline. It was gettin’ mighty windy, if Dumbya didn’t do something quick, Scooter’s head was gonna commence to whistle.
It’s great theater. Yesterday, tongues wagged and spittle flew. Today, Tony Snow danced like a corpse inhabited by a poltergeist. He called it “routine”. It was beyond ridiculous. Poor bastard.
The democrats have actually siezed on the one aspect so obviously germane to the big goddamn picture for once. Hillary, Dodd and Biden are all actually taking this head on. They say it ain’t right because Dumbya did it to save Cheney’s pork rind ass.
At first I was impressed, now I’m a little nonplussed. They couldn’t Man Up on war spending but they’re pissed about Scooter.
That’s kinda disingenuous. Hillary and Obama were among the handful who voted against the latest war funding bill. They just didn’t want anyone to know about it. I’m guessing both are afraid of being kicked in the vagina?
Maybe the blind, wet and shivering democrats are beginning to realize that the Machiavellian cancer in the corridors of White House power is one Richard Bruce Cheney. Just maybe, they now understand that he is therefore, the heel of Achilles.
Cut off the head and so dies the body.
I’m torn, I’m encouraged that they’ve grabbed this bull by the horns. Yet, it won’t suprise me to see them flopping in the soil because they never thought about digging in and hanging on.
Life imitates art; it’s Revenge of The Fucking Nerds.
Drinks for my friends.
Disclaimer: Forgive me. I thought the debates last night warranted more of my air chomping pontification. I hope you can still breath by the time I’m done. Those with compromised mental lung capacity are encouraged to abstain.
What Biden glossed over with his pedantic soliloquy about not having enough votes to end the war in the Senate, was exactly what Edwards was talking about. Edwards was talking to both Hillary and Barack. They both voted nay, but snuck in and out to do so. They hid their convictions as best they could. Biden complained about having only 50 votes, as opposed to the 67 needed to purchase the veto proof vest.
So? Really, so fucking what? I expect there to be fifty votes in opposition. If the absolute most you can hope to accomplish is to remind them that they, even with Lieberman, don’t have a majority either, then for fuck’s sake do it. That is what we asked for, literally, in the last election.
And then, they veto it. Dick-in-Bush. The Blackhats.
What I’m looking for now is a whole bunch of you bastards, especially the democrats, to resubmit the same bill or as close as you can get to it, over and over and over. Ad goddamn nauseum.
Help me out here, is that too much to ask?
Newsflash you spineless pricks, the majority in this country will not accuse you of undermining our troops. As Kucinich pointed out, there’s enough money in the pipeline to get them home. The ones that would point that finger are just plain stupid. You can’t help them and you won’t reach them. They are those that would embrace Nixon, they dwell in the hydrilla.
Now I know that the lot of you, being politicians, are shameless harlots, so here’s your chance to suck up to THE MAJORITY. Democrats aren’t used to this and they are as a group, usually pretty shy. Well, what they are, are sniveling whiny cowards. Petunias all.
So you caved. Wilted. Pissed yourselves and darted away with the look of stupid eyed pigeons. 10 out of 50 democrats in the Senate had enough sack to do the right thing.
I still like Biden. I still like them all. But Edward’s point was both germane and salient. We now have a chance, for the first time in seven cold years, to swing a hard hook to the head of Dick-in-Bush and there’s no reason we shouldn’t. We are right. They are wrong. And they’ve made it obvious.
Instead our esteemed and newly elected body politic gets held down by a few bullies, is forced into a tutu, smeared with lipstick and pisses itself before entering the cafeteria to cast it’s vote.
If some greater number of you don’t start to own your own souls, we’re gonna end up with a new Puppet Mayor Arsonist Laureate.
Is Richardson wearing a toupe’?
Drinks for my vertebrates.
“Got one foot out the door
Time to hit the road
Ain’t no match for your mean ol’ man
I think it’s time to roll”-Van Halen
Is Richardson sporting a toop?
I liked Biden’s anger and conviction on Darfur.
The tone was actually good. The issues were appropriate.
It was, dare I say, somewhat informative. Gasp!
Understand, this is my sports. Beyond my altruistic and civic concerns, there exists a prurient interest as well. I like that Edwards came out swinging.
Obama and Clinton were of stately composure. Neither looking to pick a fight. Both, willing and able to trade punches.
Kucinich did well. He’s catching a little fire. He rocked the convention yesterday. Did you see his wife? The fact that she needs to lean down to talk to him makes him just a little cooler in my book. Underdog. Yet, a mouse that is roaring. I like this man.
I understand she has a tongue ring. Sheezus. Everyone from Martha and Joe Bob to Nathaniel and Felicity are gonna have serious reservations about a First Lady with a hole in her tongue and an ornament hanging out of it.
Thus far this pale little soup smelling vegetarian has my vote. He looks the least presidential but he has gargantuan balls. There’s a fine line between clever and stupid. A narrower swath than you would imagine between courage and idiocy.
This man is very brave and very smart.
I’m watching CNN on a Tivo delay so I just heard some asshole who used to work for Romney and McCain say Kucinich is completely irrelevant.
Look, I understand it’s early and I understand that my horse is looking like a gelding among a handful of very fast stallions. But this man is the real deal. He’s the only one to speak truth to power. He says impeach Cheney, pull the troops now, he calls out the big insurance and pharma lobbies on health care, his voting record is proof of a man with the courage of his convictions.
The best I can realistically hope for is that he gains some ground as America wakes up and therefore, a little more mass. Just enough to hang in there for awhile, enough to steer the national dialog.
Either way, he has my vote. I’m so fucking done with the lesser of two evils. Fuck pragmatic in the neck. I think it’s time to stretch. This hasn’t been good enough for a long time.
Despite the idea of Mr Kucinich winning the nomination being akin to betting an infant won’t fill it’s britches with mustard colored shit, He can and should be a pivot in this process.
Speaking of shit, he and his people will require lungs that can refine it into oxygen. They are going to have to positively brawl to keep this spunky little bastard relevant. To do that, they’ll all need to embrace the big picture. He will not get the nomination. And he will not be invited to be a running mate. But he still may be the most important horse in this race.
He is the only one not politicking. The only one not fucking around. The only one saying exactly what he thinks and intends to do if given the chance. He pledges to go after NAFTA and the WTO. He’ll end the war and impliment a truly green energy policy.
This man is not here to fuck around.
Neither am I. Absent some clusterfuck involving his integrity, Dennis Kucinich has my vote.
Please pay attention.
Drinks for my friends.