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!