Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mock What Is Already A Mockery

Limbaugh, Bachman, and Palin...The Right wing talking heads just keep getting more and more ridiculous. I have a hard time calling them on their whacko speak because at this point I can't even take it seriously.

Limbaugh's imitation or Hu Jintao, while offensive, was more embarrassing to Limbaugh. He looked like a Sumo wrestler with Tourettes. The more the media played the clip, all the while claiming outrage, the more I could only look at Rush and laugh at the funny clown.

Here's a clip from Lawrence O'Donnell's show "The Last Word"...

Michelle Bachman's rebuttal to the SOTU speech was so surreal due to her looking at the wrong camera that I couldn't even pay attention to what she was saying. Ether way she lost me after she blamed President Obama fro George Bush's financial crisis!

Here is a link to Bachmann's wall eyed response to the President Obama's SOTU...

Now with Sara Palin's juvenile WTF rant... Really now? The so called theme of Obama's SOTU speech was "Winning The Future". I guess Sara and the crack staff huddled up in Wassila thought a good way to mock the president would be to refer to it as the "What The F**k" speech. Is she in third grade!?!?!

Here is a short clip from Greta Van Susteren's show "On The Record"...

Palin went on to repeat the "WTF" joke several times in the "Interview".

All in all I am finding it harder to mock what is already a mockery.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Palin Unfavorability Rating Reaches Record High

According to the new USA TODAY/Gallup survey, Palin's favorability rating has dipped to 38 percent while her unfavorable now stands at 53 percent. Gallup reports the 38 percent is a new low when it comes to the percentage of Americans who give the former Alaska governor a thumbs up. The 53 percent who dislike Palin is also a new high in Gallup polling.

It would appear that blaming everyone under the sun and whining like a victim for a week while people lay injured and dead in Arizona isn't a winning strategy for popularity.

Repealing Health Care Reform...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Creepiest Thing I've Ever Seen!!!!

This is a video from who has edited together clips from Sarah Palin's "Don't blame me I'm the real victim of the Arizona shootings" video screed she released last Wednesday. The resulting brilliant/unsettling video creeps me out to such a degree that I cannot bring myself to watch it again. Once was enough... it is posted here ... now must scrub mind and forget!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sales Of Glock Pistols Up After Arizona Shootings

One-day sales of handguns in Arizona jumped 60 percent on Jan. 10 compared with the corresponding Monday a year ago. In addition a store in Mesa that specialized in Glocks claims that "We're at double our volume over what we usually do,".

I Don't even know what to say about this. I guess they are impressed about the how many people can be killed with this gun. I have just about given up on humanity.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tragedy In Arizona

I am sure by now that you have all heard about the shooting of 20 people in Tucson, Arizona. 6 of those people have died one of whom was a 9 year old girl and the other a federal judge.

The shootings stemmed from an assassination attempt of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's (D-AZ), an Arizonian congress woman who had just won a closely contested race against Tea-Party favorite Jesse Kelly.

The assassination was attempted by 22 year old, self described terrorist, Jared Lee Loughner. Friends of Loughner say he was angry about a response Gifford had given to the nonsensical question "What is government if words have no meaning?" he asked her at a campaign event.

My shock over the incident stems not from the fact that it happened but that it took this long to happen.

My reasons for believing that something like this was going to occur are several.

• Just looking at the hyper partisan rhetoric from the Republicans in an attempt to gin up the tea-party and their far right wing base.

• Watching said tea-partyers going ape-shit at the town hall meetings last year where violence often erupted as well as many bringing firearms to the events.

Giffords Republican opponent Jesse Kelly, during his campaign, had a fund raiser where he offered supporters a chance to "Get on Target for Victory in November" and "Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office" by joining him in an event where donors to his campaign could join him in firing a fully automatic M16 assault rifle. Good clean fun I'm sure.
• In her subtle attempt to tell her mindless followers whom they should "target", Sarah Palin put this graphic up on her website containing rifle scope targets over the states of named democrats she wished to have "taken out". Palin only yesterday had taken down the incendiary image from her PAC website and Facebook page.
• Let's not forget Palin's infamous and now prophetic "Don't retreat, reload" statement.

• A window in Gabrielle Gifford's office was broken out during last years campaign after which a right wing extremist group claimed responsibility saying it was in response to Gifford's yes vote on President Obama's health care bill.
• A gun was left behind at one of Mrs. Gifford's town hall meetings

These incidents should have served as a portent of things to come. Too bad only hindsight is 20/20.

At his daughter hospital bedside Gabrielle Gifford's father was asked if she had any enemies to which he responded "the entire tea-party".

In closing one need only to hear Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik's statement at a press conference yesterday when he spoke sharply about the rhetoric coming from radio and television sources. Dupnik went on to say that the “vitriol” in today’s political discourse contributed to the incident and that Arizona has become “a mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Breaking News! God Controls The Tides!

Yes it's true! Bill O'Reilly said so!

The news broke when O'Reilly was interviewing the president of the American Atheist Group, David Silverman. In between telling Silverman that he thought his organization is insulting religious people O'reilly played what he believed to be his trump card of the why God exists debate.

It went like this...

O'REILLY: I'll tell you why [religion's] not a scam, in my opinion: tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that.

SILVERMAN: Tide goes in, tide goes out?

O'REILLY: See, the water, the tide comes in and it goes out, Mr. Silverman. It always comes in, and always goes out. You can't explain that.

Yeah, I cringed as well.

Here is the video of the debacle. Skip to 1:50 in for the fun...

By the way, if you were interested, the real story goes a little something like this...

Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of the Earth. My 7th grade science teacher Mr. Bates taught me that many moons ago.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Study: Conservative Brains Have Larger "Fear Center"

A study performed at the University College London seems to suggest that conservative brains are structured differently than the brains of liberals.

The investigation focused on 92 individuals in the U.K. -- 90 students and two members of Parliament.

The research shows that people with conservative tendencies have a larger amygdala. The amygdala is typically thought of as the "primitive brain" and is responsible for reflexive impulses such as fear and anxiety. It also shows that they possess a smaller anterior cingulate than other people. The anterior cingulate is thought to be responsible for courage and optimism.

This one-two punch could be responsible for many of the anecdotal claims that conservatives "think differently" from others.

Since only adults were included in the investigation, researchers were unable to determine if cerebral physiology drives politics or if political beliefs change the brain.

Predictably, conservatives have jumped on the study as pure fantasy... and that it also scares the bejebus out of them!

I made that last part up but this is true:

Some conservative tweeters and bloggers have tried to claim that the enlarged amygdala just means that conservatives "have bigger brains." This of course ignores the shrunken anterior cingulate.