Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dick Spews Another Load!

If you haven't been too busy with the holidays you know that some whack-job tried unsuccessfully to blow up an airliner with a bomb in his underwear. People were freaked out for a few days and after 72 hours President Obama addressed the situation and said he was committed to fixing the "systematic and human error" witch allowed this event to occur.

While Obama looks to find answers and solutions to make Americans safer some sought to play politics with the incident and turn it into a right wing, neocon talking point....

Yes, Dick Cheney has belched up another beauty today. Cheney claims that President Obama is "trying to pretend" that we are not at war. Here it is in Cheney's own words:

"He seems to think if he has a low-key response to an attempt to blow up an airliner and kill hundreds of people, we won’t be at war."

Let me put this canard to rest in one sentence...

After Richard Reed tried to blow up an airliner with a shoe bomb President Bush waited 6 days to to break from his vacation and address the media about the incident.

Not one Democrat tried to make political gains out of the shoe bomber terrorist incident. We now know painfully all to well that the Republicans have no such shame.

As for Cheney's other charge that Obama is "Pretending were not at war" all I have to say is wasn't it Dick Cheney that "pretended" that Iraq had something to do with 9-11 and proceeded to start a quite real war for no reason? The answer is yes it was.

To Dick Cheney I say Happy New Year and STFU you steaming pile of dog s--t!

UPDATE: The White House has responded to Cheney's attack.

To put it simply: this President is not interested in bellicose rhetoric, he is focused on action. Seven years of bellicose rhetoric failed to reduce the threat from al Qaeda and succeeded in dividing this country. And it seems strangely off-key now, at a time when our country is under attack, for the architect of those policies to be attacking the President.

Right On!!!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays Everyone

Non-denominational of course!

As a holiday present to all of us The Senate passed the health care reform bill Thursday morning, handing President Obama a holiday victory and every tea-bagging, socialist fearing, death panel believing, Republican a huge lump of coal for their stockings... It is a good day!

Lie of the Year: Death Panels

Of all the falsehoods and distortions in the political discourse this year, "Death Panels" stood out from the rest.

The falsehood was started when Sarah Palin posted it on her Facebook page August 7th, 2009. The phrase "death panels" appears to be original to Palin. A search of news databases showed no use prior to her Facebook posting. Her assertion was that the government would set up boards to determine whether seniors and the disabled were worthy of care.

Here is Palin's original statement:

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Palin continues to spread this flat out lie even today... as usual on her Facebook page.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Dick Cheney 'Conservative Of The Year"

The Face Of Conservatism...

Yes! Mr. turd in the punch bowl Dick Cheney has been named Conservative Of The Year according to Human Events.

Cheney apparently represents everything the Republican party wants to embody. According to Human Events Dick's media blitz over the last year of spreading fear and lies, primarily on Fox News, has supposedly put the Obama White House in a "panic". This seems to be reason enough to bestow this accolade upon him.

Let's take a look at the Cheney legacy...

The 9/11 terrorist attacks, lying us into war, WMD's, shredding the Constitution and sanctioning torture are Cheney's claim to fame. If the Conservatives want to hitch their wagons to that so be it. Happy trails dudes!

Coburn Prays For Death

Yesterday when it became clear that The Democrats had locked up the sixty votes to pass the Senate version of the health care reform bill Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) took to the floor to suggested something that he thought would stop the bills passage. He proposed a prayer. "What the American people ought to pray is that somebody can't make the vote tonight," he said. "That's what they ought to pray."

It was painfully obvious that Coburn was referring to he 92-year-old, wheelchair-bound Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.). Yes, Tom Coburn was asking people to pray for something bad to happen to Byrd so he would not be able to make the 1 a.m. Monday morning vote. A slip and fall, car crash, heart attack perhaps....?

Long-time friend of Sen. Byrd Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) went to the floor to complain about Coburn's death wish and said: "When it reaches a point where we're praying, asking people to pray, that senators wouldn't be able to answer the roll call, I think it has crossed the line."

Here are the two exchanges...

Despite of the power of prayer At 1 a.m. Byrd was wheeled in and shot his right index finger into the air as he shouted "aye," when his name was called

In addition to the plea for a death prayer, earlier in the day, the Republicans refused a request from Democrats for an earlier vote because of Byrd's "significant health problems. Aren't they a lovely bunch!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Chuck Norris Has a Black Belt In Lunacy

Just when did Chuck Norris lose his mind? I knew he was a bit touched in the head when he stumped for Mike Huckabee during his presidential run in 2004 but I hoped that maybe he was doing a favor for a friend. Now it is undeniable. Norris is a certifiable nut-job!

Chuck has written a piece for the right wing websites. In his article, I believe that Norris is writing about the Republicans wanting to add an amendment to the Senate health care bill that would stop women from obtaining abortions with insurance policies they paid for with their own money. Norris twists the facts and spews out a weird and whacked out screed against health care reform...

...while President Obama was accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, the Democrats in Congress drove a sword through the womb of the unborn.

What does that even mean? What insane Hyperbole! Norris then goes on to draw this "obvious" conclusion: we near the eve of another Christmas, I wonder: What would have happened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy?

Apparently Norris thinks Democrats want to abort baby Jesus. Chuck, are you off your meds or something? After his rant Mr. Norris signs out with this gem:

Don't miss my Christmas column next week, titled "Away With the Manger," about how the feds are whitewashing America's Judeo-Christian heritage via a progressive, politically correct and pro-Muslim platform.

I wouldn't miss it for the world Chuck!

* UPDATE - It appears that the Health Care Reform Bill will pass because conservative Senator, Ben Nelson, has agreed to back it due to concessions Democrats made that strengthen the anti-abortion language within it. Mr. Norris are you listening to the facts now or will you still be regurgitating right wing scare tactic talking points.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

22 Million Missing E-mails From Bush White House Recovered

22 Million emails.... Hmmmm. Just gone missing from the Bush & Cheney era? Emails from as early as 2002 spanning to 2007 just got up and walked away. Bush and Cheney put their crack team of computer experts on the case but were unable to come up with anything. Obama put a 2 man team on the same case and it took less than a year to recover.... 22 MILLION EMAILS!!!! Kinda makes you think the previous team wasn't trying to hard. Either that or they had been lobotomized before being given the task.

The only problem now is that the Emails wont be made public until 2014. unless the Obama administration undertakes some legal action to expedite their release.

In predictable fashion Republicans have issued a statement downplaying the entire incident, chalking it up to "The liberal groups CREW and National Security Archive... distort(ing) the facts... to create a spooky conspiracy out of standard IT issues," This despite the fact the latest count of misplaced e-mails gives confirmation that the Bush administration lied when they said no e-mails were missing.

Just to put things in perspective Two federal laws require the White House to preserve its records yet time and time again the Bush White House failed to install a properly working electronic record keeping system.

The emails span incidents including the events leading up to the war in Iraq, Plamegate, Gonzogate, and the politically-motivated firings of federal prosecutors in 2006. 2014 will be an interesting year concerning the Bush administration and their legacy of lies. Hopefully we will still have the guts to prosecute them if any wrongdoing is discovered.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Palin To Speak At Fundraiser For Canadian, Socialist, Abortion Giving, Death Panel Lovin', Hospital

Sarah Palin will pay a visit to Canada April 15 to take part in fundraisers for two area hospitals. One of those Hospitals is St. Peter's which is public, performs abortions, and offers end-of-life decision support (Or as Palin likes to put it... DEATH PANELS!!!!!!). It all good though because she gonna pull down close to half a million dollars for the two gigs... Sweet! New snow mobile for Todd!

But what about Palin's past opinions on the Canadian health care system you ask. Here is what she recently said: Canada needs to reform its health care system and let the private sector take over some of what the government has absorbed." We, of course, all know where she stands on abortion and death panels.

This proves what we knew all along about Sarah barracuda... Money always trumps morals, and never let the facts get in the way of a big payday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Barack Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize

Today in Oslo, Norway President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. Some people, including himself, admit the prize was given prematurely. What no one can argue is that the 36 minute speech he wrote and delivered was historical, philosophical and theological. Hell, even the Republicans admit that it was (Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin)! Here is a link to the text and a full video of his acceptance. Watch it and decide for yourself...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Man Arrested for Throwing Tomatoes at Sarah Palin

I know I'm not supposed to think this is funny. I know if someone threw rotten fruit at Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton I would be pissed. All I know is that for some reason the visual of some dude chucking vine ripened projectiles at the ex-Govenor Palin just makes me giggle! I am ashamed... (snicker).

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tennessee Mayor Russell Wiseman, Assails 'Muslim President' For Pre-Empting 'Peanuts'

Once again I wish I was kidding... But I'm not. Tennessee Mayor Russell Wiseman claims that President Barack Obama's speech on Tuesday night on the war in Afghanistan was deliberately timed to block the Christian message of the "Peanuts" television Christmas special.

Here is a sample of what Wiseman wrote on his Facebook account:

Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim [sic] president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation [sic] about it....w...hen the answer should simply be 'yes'....

He went on to suggest that " obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that has stayed in there, things would be different... ."

Although Wiseman's Facebook account is not public, the inflammatory statements were seen by his 1,600 Facebook "friends." When asked for a comment, Wiseman declined, saying, "It's ridiculous for someone to send my Facebook post." In other words, Oh no! I'm busted.... Let me see if I can lay the blame elsewhere!

If anyone was wondering this guy is a second term mayor! If Tennessee has any concience or class Wiseman wont be serving a third term.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Banning Divorce... You Too Can Vote To Take Away Civil Rights From Someone!

There is a very interesting response to the anti gay marrige sentiment in California. In opposition to those that voted for Proposition 8, 38-year-old married father of two John Marcotte, wants to put a measure on the ballot next year to ban divorce in California. The effort is meant to be a satirical statement after California voters outlawed gay marriage in 2008 on the argument that a ban is needed to protect the sanctity of traditional marriage.

"If you want to protect traditional marriage, don’t stop gay people from getting married,"... "Stop straight people from getting divorced. "Marcotte said.
Marcotte's Facebook fans have swelled to more than 11,000. To get the amendment on next year's ballot the measure needs 694,354 valid signatures by March 22nd .

I suggest that the proponents of Prop 8 and the sanctity of marriage put their money where their big fat mouths are. All strait married couples should quickly click on this link and donate to this worthy cause. Like the shirt says: You said, "Till death do us part"... you're not dead yet!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dick Spews Again!

Ex-Vice President, Dick Cheney, has yet again slithered out from his undisclosed location to criticize President Obama. This time Dick has unleashed his vitriol about Obama's Afghanistan war strategy. Cheney, never one to wait for evidence or facts chose to attack the President's strategy even before last nights speech was delivered!

Here are a few of Dick's thoughts:

• The president’s “agonizing” about Afghanistan strategy “has consequences for your forces in the field.”

• “Every time he delays, defers, debates, changes his position, it begins to raise questions: Is the commander in chief really behind what they’ve (the troops) been asked to do?”

• Here’s a guy (Obama) without much experience, who campaigned against much of what we (Bush & Cheney) put in place

• Cheney was asked if he thinks the Bush administration bears any responsibility for the disintegration of Afghanistan because of the attention and resources that were diverted to Iraq. Cheney responded simply, “I basically don’t,”.

Now let me get this right. Cheney served under George Bush and he has the gall to say Obama is inexperienced!!!! Furthermore, Cheney and company had almost 8 years to take care of the war in Afghanistan and Obama is still cleaning up their mess today. Cheney and Bush took troops out of Afghanistan to fight an unnecessary war in Iraq causing the problems that Afghanistan faces today. Don't forget that Dick and Dubya had Osama Bin Laden trapped in Tora Bora and failed to kill or at the very least capture him.
Now please explain why Cheney feels he has the right to critique anyone's handling of any war and how it might be making the troops on the ground feel. This coward took five deferments from Viet Nam and he claims to know what the troops are feeling! Cheney is a war mongering chicken-hawk and that anyone lends him any credence blows my mind! Crawl back under the rock you slithered out of you coward and curl up and fade away. You're irrelevant and an embarrassment to the office you held!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Time Magazine: '00's The Decade From Hell!

I cannot disagree with them. Here is a link to TIME's photo-essay "The 10 Worst Things About the Worst Decade Ever."

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Must Be Seen To Be Belived!

Chase Whitestead and Erick Stroll of New Left Media speak to Sarah Palin fans at her book signing in Columbus, Ohio.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Have you ever seen something on the television that made you so mad that even though you were alone in the room and knew that no one could hear you, you could not help but scream profanities at the screen. Today was one of those days. I was watching CNN's sister network Headline News. The topic was implementing a war tax to help pay for the continuing war and proposed troop surge in Afghanistan. The tax, I believe, is more ideologically driven and meant as a protest against the war. I don't believe it will ever be implemented but I think it serves as a wake up call to all Americans that the soldiers and their families shouldn't be footing all the emotional and physical cost of wars alone. I think it's meant to say in essence if you believe this war is worth fighting... Put your money where your mouth is! Sure putting magnetic ribbons and flag stickers on your car is all fine and dandy but it is in fact the very very least you could be doing. During WW II people went without food and clothing to support the war and the troops. Families planted victory gardens and bought war bonds to show they were willing to sacrifice for their country and their beliefs.

The people I saw on CNN today made me REALLY PISSED OFF!!!!!!

The segment consisted of the anchorwoman asking your average John and Jane Doe what they thought about the war tax. She first stated that it would only effect families making 150k a year and that the tax increase would be 1% for them moving gradually higher the more money individuals made. Well the brain-trusts who felt they were qualified to speak out on the issue did not disappoint. The first gentleman started railing against Barack Obama's "Czars" and then stood there with the satisfied grin of a child who had just dropped a deuce in his diapers. He said that all the "Czars" should be eliminated because they make more money than the soldiers ever could. This is of course the man being a good drone and parroting a Glenn Beck talking point while having no grasp of what he was saying or how it pertained to the question at hand. The next caller was a woman who claimed that in this economy that she had sacrificed enough and in addition to that, taxing her mother, who was on a fixed income was unfair. .... Yes, I was screaming at the screen by now. I highly doubt this woman or her mother was pulling down 150k a year therefor they had nothing to worry about... Therefore WTF!!!!!!!

There are insanely brave and patriotic men and women loosing their lives for this war every day. There are loving families loosing their sons, daughters, husbands and wives to this war every day. If you are a person who considers himself truly patriotic and believes in this war as the brave soldiers and their families do you should be willing to part with a few dollars to make sure they have proper equipment and medical care when they return home. If you can't make that minuscule sacrifice then you have no right to ever voice your worthless cowardly opinion ever again!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Racist Anti-Obama Billboard

Civil discourse is a wonderful thing. If you don't agree with someone, a polite and vigorous discussion can yield gratifying results. However, if you don't posses the oratory skills to carry out such a discussion name calling and character assassination is usually the next option available to an individual. Well it appears another option is renting out a billboard to espouse your hatred and racism.

Such is the case with New Wolf Auto in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. In a billboard paid for by right wing website WorldNet Daily the leasing company's manager Wayne Means and owner of the lot Phil Wolf make their idiocy abundantly clear. The billboard exclaims “President or Jihad? Prove It! Wake Up America! Remember Ft. Hood!”

Also on the billboard President Obama is presented in caricature, wearing a turban.

Delightful isn't it!

Hey Colorado... If you have any conscience at all you'll boycott these morons! Wolf Interstate Leasing & Sales, 4855 Miller Street in Wheat Ridge Ph. # 720-898-9019.

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Newest Far-Right Craze Prays For Obama's Death

There’s a new slogan making its way onto car bumpers and across the Internet. It reads simply: “Pray for Obama: Psalm 109:8”

The citation is being passed around the Internet as a rallying cry against President Obama. What makes this psalm so upsetting is that it prays for the death of the person your directing it towards. Isn't that a hoot. Here is the psalm in it's entirety:

Let his days be few; and let another take his office.

Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.

Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.

Let the extortioner catch all that he hath; and let the strangers spoil his labor.

Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.

Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.

Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.

Not very Christian of them is it?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The American Family Organization Calls For Gap Holiday Ad Boycott

the whackos over at The American Family Association are boycotting the Gap because its Gap Holiday Ads are putting Christmas on the same footing as infidel holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Solstice, and ending the spot with the tag "Ready For Holiday Cheer" instead of "Merry Christmas" ONLY! Alrighty then... BEHOLD SATANS DANCE!!!!!

Really Christians... That prancing around is threatening to you and your way of life???? How did you guys make it this far!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tea Party Leader Nixes Plans To Burn Nancy Pelosi In Effigy

Taking their marching orders from Right-wing, anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, a group of Virginia based teabaggers had planed to burn an effigy of Nancy Pelosi as well as one of Dem Rep. Tom Perriello in protest of the health care bill.

Terry called on his comrades to participate in “Burn in Hell,” anti-healthcare reform protests by setting fire to the politicians likenesses. There’s even a ridiculous youtube video showing how to build the effigies and burn 'em up real good!

The patriotic pyros are now getting cold feet citing "...a lot of flack" about the mock immolations.

Awww, c'mon guys! Don't lose your nerve now. What could be more American than burning women's likenesses for fun! It was a big hit in Salem a few decades ago... Except that was for real. Keep those dreams alive Terry!

Obama's Bow Enrages Critics

During Presidents Obama's Asian tour he met with Japan's Emperor Akihito and as is customary bowed when meeting him. This is a show of respect and is considered to be to be well within protocol guidelines that the State Department issues for foreign service officers working in other countries. One would think nothing out of the ordinary would come of this interaction... But you would be wrong. Right wing talking heads and bloggers are all a titter believing that Obama was groveling before the his Japanese counterpart. Some bloggers have even deemed the bow to be "treasonous"! I'm just guessing they don't remember when George W. Bush met with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and not only smooched with him but held his hand while they strolled in the Rose Garden! Yeah... I'm guessing that slipped their minds.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Court Won't Hear Complaint About Redskins

In a 17-year court battle between the Redskins and a group of American Indians the Supreme Court turned away an appeal that claims the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins football team is offensive. None of the judges has commented on whether the Redskins name is offensive or racist, instead holding in favor of the football team on the legal technicality that the suit was filed decades after the first Redskins trademark was issued in 1967.

In case will not end with this decision though. A group of six American Indians ranging in age from 18 to 24 filed essentially the same claim two years ago.

It's my belief that the team's name has been around so long that the racially insensitive moniker of Redskin has lost it's ugliness. Think of this though. If the team was coming into existence today and tried to lobby the NFL to let them use the name Washington Redskins the team would be run out of town on a rail! It's time to let this one go... It's just embarrassing now!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ex-N.Y. Post Editor Says Paper's Out To 'Destroy' Obama

Sandra Guzman, a former editor at the New York Post, has filed a lawsuit against News Corporation, the New York Post and the paper's editor in chief Col Allan.

In her suit she alleges incidents of sexual harassment, racial discrimination and "unlawful employment practices and retaliation."

Along with the suit other provocative items came to light as well. One of these is the admission by one of the New York Post's high ranking journalists who had confirmed to [her] that the Post had a policy in place "to destroy Barack Obama. We don't want him to succeed.'"

The rest of Ms. Guzman's allegations reads like a laundry list of sexual perversions. Here are some of the lowlights laid out in Guzman's complaint...

"On one occasion when Ms. Guzman and three female employees of the Post were sharing drinks at an after-work function. Defendant Allan approached the group of women, pulled out his blackberry and asked them 'What do you think of this?' On his blackberry was a picture of a naked man lewdly and openly displaying his penis. When Ms. Guzman and the other female employees expressed their shock and disgust at being made to view the picture, Defendant Allan just smirked... [N]o investigation was ever conducted and the Company failed to take any steps to address her complaints."
Guzman's complaint goes on:
"On another occasion, upon information and belief, Defendant Allan approached a female employee during a party at the Post, rubbed his penis up against her and made sexually suggestive comments about her body, including her breasts, causing that female employee to feel extremely uncomfortable and fearing to be alone with him."
That sounds like one classy operation they're running over there!

Limbaugh Blames Obama For Fort Hood Shooting

OK... Here's how it broke down in the warped mind of Limbaugh. Rush apparently read the mind of shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and found out that he went on his rampage because Obama said he would get American troops out of Iraq and hasn't done that yet. That's It... Really! Here is what he said verbatim:

... "we can almost say that this is Obama’s fault, because this guy said that he believed that Obama was going to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Obama hasn’t done it, and that’s one of the reasons why the guy cracked."

Quite a stretch even for his drug addled mind. By the way wasn't it George Bush that got us into the Iraq war by choice? Just saying.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Westboro Baptist Church Protests Outside Obama Girls' School

The lunatic fringe Westboro Baptist Church was spotted this morning protesting outside Sidwell Friends, the school attended by Sasha and Malia Obama. Protesters carried signs with anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-Obama slogans, slowing down traffic all along Wisconsin Avenue.

The anti-gay church is famous for protesting at military funerals and claiming that God is punishing the country for its tolerance of homosexuality.

According to their web site, today they plan to hit a few more local schools and the White House

The church has posted on their website insane hateful rhetoric such as: "Quakers?! Are you frigging kidding me? You pretend to be all non-violent, and you allow the most bloody, deceitful, evil, murderous bastard and his shemale sidekick to place their satanic spawn within your four walls?"

The School has issued this statement: "We support the First Amendment here, so there was nothing we wanted to do about it."

Maine votes to repeal same-sex marriage

In a blow to gay rights Maine has said no to same sex marriage at the ballot box. For now it seems that Maine is inhabited by a majority of intolerant homophobes who fear the inevitable. When that generation of bigots finally pass on and go to their segregated Nirvana in the sky then more reasonable heads can prevail. Much like the fight for equal rights for minorities (Remember not long ago blacks and whites could not marry!) there will one day be equality for homosexuals and this will be looked at as an embarrassing chapter in America's history.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

House Passes Landmark Health Care Bill

So much for death panels killing your Grandma! Scare tactics and tea parties lost out as the house vote of 220 to 215 passed the health care bill. Now the Senate will be able to begin debate the issue. What helped the Bill pass were the tough new restrictions on abortion coverage in insurance policies to be sold to many individuals and small groups finally secured the votes needed to pass the legislation. They even managed to get one lone Republican vote. A GOP alternative was rejected on a near party line vote of 258-176 because congressional budget analysts said the plan would make no dent in the ranks of the uninsured. After 8 years of war and warmongering it's nice to see something done to help people live better and longer!

Friday, November 6, 2009

AARP And AMA Supports Obama'a Health Care Reform

So Much For the Republicans specter of "Death Panels" killing your grandma! If AARP backs the public option then you can be sure no old people are gonna be put down. AARP, the nation's premier lobbying group for the elderly, has looked at the bill and is supporting it in the interest of seniors. In looking at the American Medical Association support one would have to understand that they would never back a bill that would take medical decisions out of patients hands and let it be controlled by the government. In gaining these two endorsements one must believe that it will go a long way in gaining the trust of those who are frightened by health care reform... Hopefully.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

3,500 Tea-baggers descend on Capitol Hill

Yesterday on Fox News Michele Bachmman (R-Minn.) told supporters to come on down to Washington and "scare" her colleagues into voting against health care reform by voicing their displeasure. Well it appears that is exactly what they did this Thursday. In numbers far smaller than the 9/12 protest, tea- baggists, chanted “Kill the bill! Kill the bill! Kill the bill!”... Get it ... like the 2003 Quentin Tarrintino movie Kill Bill (They are so hep and with it). To show that they are equally as hep several prominent GOP members made appearances at the rally to bask in the hatefest's splendor.

Minority Leader John Boehner waved a copy of the Constitution and said “We hold these truths to be self-evident,”..... A passage from the Declaration of Independence. OOPS!

Rep. Jean Schmidt pointed out three House office buildings near the protest and invited the tea party enthusiasts to go and "Let them know how you feel about this bill."

Jon Voight, lunatic and father of Angalina Jolie, was at the rally and said of Barak Obama "Maybe it was the 20 years of sub-conscious programming by Rev. Wright to damn America."

After the teabagging subsided a dozen Baggers (?) were arrested for unlawful entry and disorderly conduct for shredding copies of the health care bill outside of Nancy Pelosi’s office. Chalk up another victory for Republican fear mongering!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yankees Rule!!!!!

Congratulations to the New York Yankees on their 27th World Championship! Today is a good day!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pat Robertson's Website Says Witches Have Cursed Your Halloween Candy!

Have you ever wondered what ideas and words careen through a crazy persons head? Well after reading Kimberly Daniels screed against Halloween I now believe I know. Here are a few insane things Mrs Daniels, who describes herself as a recognized prophetic voice, had to say about the evils of this most horrendous of holidays...

"...most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches."

"...Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference."

"... the fictitious characters... Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist."

" The danger of Halloween is not in the scary things we see but in the secret, wicked, cruel activities that go on behind the scenes. These activities include:
• Sex with demons
• Orgies between animals and humans
• Animal and human sacrifices
• Sacrificing babies to shed innocent blood
• Rape and molestation of adults, children and babies
• Revel nights
• Conjuring of demons and casting of spells
• Release of "time-released" curses against the innocent and the ignorant.

WOW!!!! All I can say is wow... And of course hail Satan! Here is a Google's cache of the Christian Broadcasting Network's page with the entire Daniels article ...The Danger of Celebrating Halloween.

PS - The CBN has since taken down the article (I'm sure due to ridicule) and that is why the link takes you to the Google cache version of it.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Limbaugh's Epic Fail

It seems that while Rush Limbaugh was surfing the internets he stumbled upon Barak Obama's college thesis which had been supposedly discovered by Joe Klein of Time Magazine... and boy he went nuts. It seems that an obscure blogger unearthed the thesis in which the President bashes the Constitution of the United States and had “doubts” about the “so-called founders.” Limbaugh became incensed and unleashed a hateful skreed on his daytime radio show. Here's the problem... It was a fake meant only as satire written by a 22-year-old grad student in upstate New York. OOPS!!!!! One would expect Limbaugh to limp back to the microphone and apologize for his mistake and lack of research... But you would be wrong. Rush exclaimed "I don't care, I know he thinks it anyway....!!!!!!!! Lame Rush, very lame. Next time try a little fact checking.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Right Wingers Promise To Block Hate Crimes Protections For Gays

Physical attacks on people based on their sexual orientation will join the list of federal hate crimes in a major expansion of the civil rights-era law Congress approved. Guess who doesn't think gay people deserve protection from hate crimes. That's right! Nearly All GOP Senators oppose the Defense Bill with Hate-Crimes Amendment. As it stands now the law offers protections based on race, color, religion and national origin. The expanded legislation would cover gender as well as sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.

Tom Price, who heads the GOP conservative caucus, complained that the expansion of hate crimes legislation amounted to "thought crimes," and he labeled the bill's passage – tied to a defense bill – an "absolute disgrace."

House Minority Leader John Boehner claims that the notion that immutable characteristics should be protected under hate crimes laws and sexual orientation in not an immutable characteristic... You know like religion!

Speaking of religion Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council, said the measure was "part of a radical social agenda that could ultimately silence Christians". Ummmm, Tony... You're insane!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

CIA May Have Misled Congress Five Times Since 2001

Do you remember the big brouhaha last May when Nancy Pelosi faced off against the CIA claiming that they had lied to her and other members during a 2002 briefing. She said that she and her colleagues were told that "water-boarding was not being used" on detainees. Do you also remember how bat-shit crazy the Republicans went calling Pelosi everything from a liar to a traitor and demanding evidence of her accusations. Well, there's been a development. It turns out that Pelosi was telling the truth. Intelligence subcommittee Chairwomen Jan Schakowsky and Anna Eshoo, who are leading the investigation into the incidents, have described "a practice of incomplete and often misleading intelligence briefings". Schakowsky went on to say about CIA Director Leon Panetta’s June 24 admission that intelligence officials failed to notify Congress about a top-secret programs “That is an example of a failure to notify but we think a symptom of a larger disease,”. Once again the Republicans while trying to rile up their base by feigning false outrage just look foolish. Same s**it different day. Read the full story HERE.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Republicans Hate Polar Bears... No Really!

The United States is trying to dedicate protected Alaskan habitat for endangered Polar Bears. 200,000 square miles of coastline and shallow Arctic Ocean waters are to be designated as critical habitat afforded under the Endangered Species Act. The area will be the largest ever designated for an Endangered Species. I bet you're wondering who would be against saving an endangered species and maintaining a pristine habitat in Alaska? Well it's Sarah Palin's replacement Republican Governor Sean Parnell. Parnell exclaims that "I'm not going to let that happen on my watch." He says he will be fighting the listing itself and the regulations it entails. The state has sued to overturn the listing and filed a brief earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Washington. What a proud moment for Alaska!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Fox News founder Roger Ailes considering run for president in 2012

Oh please please let this be real!!!!!! What an unbelievable amount of fun that would be. You know comedians all around the country are on their knees praying for this to happen. Oh no.... How will Fox News stay neutral if Ails runs. They are fair and balanced don't ya' know!

P.S. - Is it just me or does Ailes look a little like Darth Vader in the posting below?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Cheney Says Obama "Dithering" On Afganastan

Cheney's dithering comment comes after he and his puppet Bush allowed Afghanistan to spiral out of control by pulling American troops out of that country to fight their war of choice in Iraq. This after Gen. David McKiernan's Troop Requests Just Sit on Bush White House Desks for more than eight months with no response. How does he the balls to insult anyone. Cheney blatherd this garbage in front of a friendly partizen crowd during a speech at the Center for Security Policy where he was to recieve an award with longtime companion Scooter Libby. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs fired back at Cheney, saying, "What Vice President Cheney calls 'dithering,' President Obama calls his solemn responsibility to the men and women in uniform and to the American public." In addition retired General Paul Eaton says of Cheney "The record is clear: Dick Cheney and the Bush administration were incompetent war fighters. They ignored Afghanistan for 7 years with a crude approach to counter-insurgency warfare best illustrated by: 1. Deny it. 2. Ignore it. 3. Bomb it." So in conclusion, Cheney belives it is his place to tell President Obama how to win the war in Afghanistan after he had 7 years to do so himself and failed miserably... If I were Barak I'd take a pass.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mark Your Wingnut Calendar

Yes what you've heard is true. Sarah Palin will be doing another interview... WITH OPRAH! It will occur on Monday, Nov. 16th and rumor has it that questions will be asked. I hope Palin knows that!

Republicans Who Think Rape Is Just Dandy!

Earlier this month Senator Al Franken introduced an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would punish contractors if they "restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.". In other words if a taxpayer-endowed contractor attempted to cover an emplyee on employee rape they would be punished. You see, as it stands now, contractors have their workers sign contracts restricting their employees from taking such cases to court. One would think this bill would pass unanamously without any senators supporting the cover up of rape... But you'd be wrong!!!! Here's a list of the Senators - all Republicans of course - who think rape is just dandy!

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

In case you think that nothing like this ever happens the story of Jamie Leigh Jones will make you angrier than hell (It is the case that prompted Franken to take up this cause).

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Poll: 44 Percent Support Marijuana Legalization

This marks the highest (No pun intended) percentage of approval ever for the sweet leaf. Most of the support comes, expectedly, from the East and West coasts with the middle of the country containing the majority of the buzz-kills. I believe the fly over states are more in favor of Meth which is their drug of choice.

SC Republican Chairmen Call Christian Republican Sen. Jim DeMint A Penny Piching Jew... As A Compliment!!!!!

You cannot make this s**t up!!!! Here is the actual quote... "There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves".

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Only 20% Identify As Republicans, Lowest Since 1983

It seems all the insane attacks the republicans have leveled at the democrats from "Obama's Birth certificate" to the "Death panels" to the "Tea-Partys" has all been for naught. It turns out a Washington Post Poll shows that only one in five respondents will identify themselves as belonging to the Republican party. To listen to the GOP's bravado and chest beating over the last few months you would think they were beating the democrats at every turn even though the poll reports that only 39% of registered voters would even consider voting for a Republican if an election were held today. Some would look at this as a victory for Democrats. I instead look at it as a repudiation of the GOP's tactics. Over the last ten years the it seems that Republicans have become the party of scare tactics, lies, division, wedge issues and negativity. I think the country could only take so much of that particular stratagem. I also believe that is why the country gravitated so much towards President Obama's "Hope" campaign. Let's all hope the Republicans open their eyes and take notice of the shift the American people seem to have embraced.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Palin's Ratings Plummet

A new Gallup poll reveals that Sarah Palin's approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low. Palin's favorable rating of 53% immediately after the 2008 Republican National Convention had dropped to 42% by the end of the campaign. Palin's ratings have not recovered since then, and currently 40%. In light of Palin's performance after being picked for the Republican VP spot and then quitting Governorship after completing half a term... 40% ain't so bad. I would have guessed it was much lower. Don't fret for Palin though, her book is number 1... Ummm after Amazon dropped the price of the book from $29.00 to a mere $9.00. Not kidding check it out...
That is what some would call a... FAIL!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The G.O.P's Bizzaro World

Here are the 3 headlines....

Construction drives up new jobs


The Dow Passes Mile 10,000 on Road to Recovery

So obviously the GOP's response is...

GOP leaders slam Dems on economy

Hey Republicans, chill out, take a deep breath and take yourselves a nap. All that negativity has got to tucker you out.

File Under: Karma Is A Bitch

This story wasn't something I was following very closely but it's end result seemed quite fitting. If you were unaware, radio personality Rush Limbaugh was bidding to be a limited partner with a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Many of Limbaughs detractors as well as NFL players were dead set against the conservative talk-show host owning any part of any team due to his racially insensitive comments made both on his radio show and during his short stint as a NFL commentator. These comments include the gems “The NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips.” and “The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback to do well,” claiming the media was “soft” on African-American quarter back Donovan McNabb. Well, it turns out that in some cases, what comes around comes around. Yesterday Limbaugh has been dropped from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts said in a statement that Limbaugh's participation had complicated the effort. In other words Limbaugh's racism took him out of the game before he ever started playing. Rush in typical fashion blamed liberals saying "This is about the ongoing effort by the left in this country". C'est la vie.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Glenn Beck Compares Fox News To Jews During The Holocaust

Nut job Glenn Beck must really be sweating his lost advertising. He has pulled the Nazi card by likening Fox News and himself to the Jews during the Holocaust. No I'm not kidding. Here's a little snippet of what he said the other day on his radio show... Click the text to listen.

"When they're done with Fox, and you decide to speak out on something. The old, "first they came for the Jews, and I wasn't Jewish." When you have a question, and you believe that something should be asked, they're a -- totally fine with you right now; they have no problem with you."

Becks is spouting this crap as a direct result of the White House calling him out on his bullshit. Even Lindsey Graham, dyed in the wool Republican took a shot at Beck out by saying "Only in America can you make that much money crying"and that he was "not aligned with any party as far as I can tell. He's aligned with cynicism"! In the end I guess Beck and his listeners believe the Democrats are Nazis and Obama is Hitler... I would laugh but it's too insane!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Orly Taitz Slapped With $20,000 Sanction

Lunatic "Birther" leader Orly Taitz has been fined for "wasting the judicial resources" of the Middle District of Georgia with her "frivolous and sanctionable conduct." Judge Clay Land wrote that Taitz's behavior in the case "borders on delusional" and "demonstrates bad faith." Birthers"... LMAO!

Key Senate Committee Passes Health Care Plan

Senate Finance Committee passes health care legislation with 14-9 vote... Republican Olympia Snowe was heard to say "When history calls, history calls." In typical fashion Republicans on the panel threatened to vote against Snowe, who is in line for the senior GOP post that is about to come open, if she voted for the plan. In any event Obama called the events "a critical milestone" I call it a start.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Schwarzenegger Signs Two Gay Rights Bills

Late Saturday, Arnold signed two gay-rights bills, one recognizing Harvey Milk and another recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. Schwarzenegger said the second bill would "provide the same legal protections that would otherwise be available to couples that enter into civil unions or domestic partnerships out of state."

A Great Article And A Great Book!

Faith and Belief: Richard Dawkins evolves his arguments. After taking acceptance of evolution for granted, the author addresses Darwin doubters in 'The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution.' My favorite quote from the article is: "The evidence for evolution, he (Dawkins) concludes, is irrefutable; all living things evolved from a common ancestor, so grow up and stop whining. There is no master plan. We (our genes, that is) are on our own."

Insurance Firms Say They'll Spike Rates If Health Care Reform Passes

Don't be fooled. This is an new industry-funded study and is in the words of White House spokeswoman Linda Douglass "Distorted and flawed." AARP's senior policy strategist, John Rother called the study "Fundamentally dishonest." Even a spokesman for Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus called the report a "Hatchet job." This is a push-back by the insurance industry because the bill wouldn't allow them to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

Parents pray while their child suffers and dies

Here we go again! A fundamentalist couple who chose prayer over medical care have caused their 2 year old son to die from pneumonia. Now prosecutors have been ordered the couple to stand trial on manslaughter charges. The faith healing crowd just doesn't seem to quite get it do they!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Get ready homophobes 'cause gay marriage is coming!

A new Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life survey shows Support for Gay Civil Unions has risen to 57 Percent
But At the same time, most Americans continue to oppose gay marriage, with 53 percent against it and 39 percent in favor
In 10 years we're going to look back at this and be embarrassed that we even thought their was a reason to have this discussion. What a bunch of prudish puritanical homophobes we must look like!