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

And...

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!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Parents in prayer death get 6 months in jail

A Wisconsin couple who prayed rather than seek medical care for their 11-year-old dying daughter were sentenced to six months in jail. Come on people lets pull it together now. Your God of choice will not cure your child of cancer, diabetes, or even acne for that matter! The sooner you learn this the longer your children will live. How many more of your kids have to die with you hovering over them chanting some mumbo jumbo prayer while they die a slow and painful death. How about introducing yourselves to the 21st century. By the by, we don't use exorcisms, bleedings or drill holes in peoples heads to let out the evil spirits anymore... if you were wondering!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Classless conservatives mock president Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

It didn't take long for the right wing nuts to attack Obama for receiving the Nobel Peace Prize did it? Let's take a look at some of their statements:

• Rush Limbaugh blubbered that "Our president is a worldwide joke." He went on to say "We all agree with the Taliban and Iran that he (Obama) doesn't deserve the award."

• Glenn Beck said the award strips the Nobel committee of any credibility it still possessed, and that the Tea partyers should get Nobel Peace Prize instead

• The chairman of the Republican Party Michael Steele issued a statement saying, "The real question Americans are asking is, What has President Obama actually accomplished?"

• Liz Cheney called the whole thing a "farce" and reminded the Nobel committee that they sleep "soundly at night because the U.S. military.

• Bill Kristol said "It's hard for me to be objective about this because I'm so disappointed personally," and that " I have done about the same amount to bring about world peace."

Real classy guys! If anyone cares Obama will donate the approximately $1.4 million award from the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to charity.

This is what all the right wing hatespeech accomplishes!

"Kill Obama" Painted On Phoenix-Area Campaign Signs and Facebook features Poll: "Should Obama Be Killed?". When will the talking head wingnuts learn that spewing lies and hate 24-7 leads to this kind of insane behavior!

Project underway to eliminate liberal language from the Bible... No, i'm not kidding!

I don't even know what to say.... Apperantly a group named "The Conservative Bible Project" has decided that it is their divine mission to expunge liberal language and interpretation from the Bible. What's that? It's the sound of wacko religious people going off the deep end.

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Committee cited his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation. I wonder how the Republicans will slam him for the win? It'll be fun to see the GOP lose it over this because you know it's killing them.

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Let the ranting begin!!!!!