Monday, May 25, 2009
25 May: Lazy Slobs Finally Show Up At Constitutional Convention To Vote For 3/5 Rule & Second Amendment
Sunday, May 24, 2009
He has to be a united [sic], not a divider. Everybody has to feel at home in the Republican Party - every single group. Not just moderate conservatives and, perhaps, libertarians. Social conservatives and ‘Limbaugh conservatives’ too should feel welcome.That's everybody, right? Moderates. Pathetic fucksticks.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
South Korean Ex-President Kills HimselfIn his last posting on his Web site, on April 22, he wrote, “You should now discard me.” He added: “I no longer symbolize the values you pursue. I am no longer qualified to speak for such things as democracy, progressiveness and justice.”Considering that Cheney couldn't say he'd ever been qualified to speak for such things, what's his excuse for holding on?
Below, former Veep Cheney in his inaugural wheel chair, still blinking "No, no!!"
In 2008, Obama crushed McCain outside the South, receiving 56 percent to his rival's 42 percent, Polidata found. That 14-point difference was the third-widest margin of victory for a Democrat over a Republican in the non-Southern states. Only Johnson in 1964 and Roosevelt in 1936 exceeded it.It doesn't stop there:
What is perhaps even more dramatic is that Republicans in the past five presidential elections have won a smaller share of the Electoral College votes available outside of the South than in any other five-election sequence since the party's formation in 1854. Likewise, since 1992, Republican presidential nominees have won a smaller share of the cumulative popular vote outside of the South than in any other five-election sequence since the party's founding, including the five consecutive elections won by Roosevelt and Harry Truman (1932 to 1948).Some call it left-leaning liberal media bias. Some are silly enough to think it's just turning a camera on them & letting them go.
[C]able television has made each party's leaders more visible than a generation ago. "It makes them look... extreme and that they are engaged in partisan political fights that are irrelevant to achieving success," [Democratic strategist] Carrick says. "It is definitely a losing spiral that ... is reinforced every day by the 24/7 news cycle."All well & good, but our schadenfreude receptors are clogged w/ the surfeit of Republican suffering & idiocy. Go ahead & collapse like a two-dollar suitcase already. Our patience wears thin. And when the hell is the economy going to give a sincere death-rattle? Is the rest of the globe again waiting for California to lead the way? We should be out of money in a couple mos., which should be the coup de grâce to whatever remains of commerce throughout the civilized world.
AP Highlight in History: On May 23, 1934, bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in a police ambush as they were driving a stolen car in Bienville Parish, La.
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|On this date in:|
|1430||Joan of Arc was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her to the English.|
|1533||The marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.|
|1701||Captain William Kidd was hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder.|
|1788||South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.|
|1873||Canada's North West Mounted Police force was established.|
|1915||Italy declared war on Austria-Hungary in World War I.|
|1937||Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died at age 97.|
|1945||Nazi official and SS chief Heinrich Himmler committed suicide while imprisoned in Luneburg, Germany.|
|1960||Israel announced it had captured former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.|
|1992||The United States and four former Soviet republics signed an agreement in Lisbon, Portugal, to implement the START missile reduction treaty that had been agreed to by the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution.|
|1997||Iranians elected a moderate president, Mohammad Khatami, over hard-liners in the ruling Muslim clergy.|
|2002||Golfer Sam Snead died at age 89.|
|2003||Congress sent President George W. Bush a $330 billion package of tax cuts - the third of his presidency.|
|2006||ABC named Charles Gibson to replace Elizabeth Vargas as anchor of its "World News Tonight" evening newscast.|
|2006||Former senator, vice-presidential candidate and Treasury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen died at age 85.|
|Highlights of This Day in History|
|Betty Garrett||Actress ("All in the Family," "Laverne and Shirley")||90|
|Alicia de Larrocha||Pianist||86|
|Mac Wiseman||Bluegrass singer||84|
|Joan Collins||Actress ("Dynasty")||76|
|Charles Kimbrough||Actor ("Murphy Brown")||73|
|General Johnson||R&B singer||66|
|John Newcombe||Tennis Hall of Famer||65|
|Lauren Chapin||Actress ("Father Knows Best")||64|
|Misty Morgan||Country singer||64|
|Judy Rodman||Country singer||58|
|Luka Bloom||Folk, rock singer||54|
|Drew Carey||Actor, game show host||51|
|Shelly West||Country singer||51|
|Karen Duffy||Actress, model||48|
|Phil Selway||Rock musician (Radiohead)||42|
|Laurel Holloman||Actress ("The L Word")||41|
|Matt Flynn||Rock musician (Maroon 5)||39|
|Brian McComas||Country singer||37|
|Lane Garrison||Actor ("Prison Break")||29|
Ten years ago: Social Democrat Johannes Rau won election to Germany's largely ceremonial presidency. Professional wrestler Owen Hart, also known as "The Blue Blazer," died when he fell 78 feet from a cable as he was being lowered into the ring at a World Wrestling Federation show in Kansas City, Mo. "Rosetta," a Belgian film, won top honors at the 52nd annual Cannes Film Festival.
Five years ago: A large section of the roof of a new passenger terminal at Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport collapsed, killing four people. A river ferry capsized in eastern Bangladesh during a storm, leaving as many as 200 dead.
One year ago: Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly apologized after citing the June 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy as a reason to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination despite increasingly long odds. Televangelist John Hagee parted ways with John McCain following a storm over his endorsement of the Republican presidential candidate. (McCain rejected Hagee's endorsement after an audio recording surfaced in which the preacher said God had sent Adolf Hitler to help Jews reach the promised land.) Myanmar's rulers lifted a ban on foreign aid workers and commercial ships, but refused cyclone aid from U.S., French and British military ships.
Thought for Today: "He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward." -- Harry Emerson Fosdick, American clergyman (1878-1969).
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Friday, May 22, 2009
lot of us underwent the same in military training, we thrashed, but we survived and it wasn’t torture. I didn’t have “nightmares”, and in fact relished the treatment - it’s part of that which builds character important to withstand the worst of conditionshas weighed in on "wimp" Mancow. (Never thought we'd have typed "Mancow" several times in one day.)
The Informant - An upstate motel owner, identified by the New York Post as Shahed Hussain, 52, he became a government informant in 2002, after he was busted for helping immigrants cheat on drivers tests while working as a DMV translator. He was hoping to win leniency in his sentencing and avoid being deported to Pakistan. (It's unclear how the Post got Hussain's name. A spokeswoman for the US attorney's office told TPMmuckraker it was not released by the government). - He started showing up at the Newburgh mosque, where all four men attended services, around 2007. An imam at the mosque said he invited other worshipers out for meals, and talked about Jihad. "There was just something fishy about him," said the imam, saying that some members "believed he was a government agent." - The imam also said he had been told that Hussain offered at least one member of the congregation a substantial amount of money to join his "team." - The owner of a local restaurant (either Denny's or Danny's -- reports differ) where the Newburgh Four would regularly eat rice and beans said that a few months ago, a fifth man starting showing up. He appeared to be of South Asian descent and would usually pay for the meal. The restaurant owner said he thought the man was the boss. - This isn't his first sting operation. A few years ago, he posed as an arms dealer who had sold a shoulder-launched missile to be used to kill a Pakistani envoy. Two Albany men, Mohammed Hossain and Yassin Aref, helped him launder money from the supposed sale, and were convicted and sentenced to fifteen years in prison.From a Muckraking commentator, who gives this as the link:
Special Agent Robert Fuller, whose name appears at the top of the federal criminal complaint in the case, had a hand in the FBI's failure to nab two of the 9/11 hijackers, had one of his informants set himself on fire in front of the White House, and was involved in misidentifying a Canadian man as a terrorist leading to his secret arrest and torture -- a case that is now the subject of a major lawsuit.Now we can be absolutely assured that the F. B. I. as well as the C. I. A. lie to Congress & the American people, in time honored traditions that probably date to the very first day either of these agencies were in operation.
Beats waterboarding any day!under a (not worth the click) picture of B. S. in a bikini, which is under the headline:
"unpolished ministry attitude" "Too many organizations think that because everyone on staff loves the Lord, that they aren't as strict at pushing to meet the highest standards of professionalism. ... A church ministry mentality is that because I love the Lord -- and you love the lord -- I won't be as hard on you."Social conservatives, or Judeo-Christian fascists? It would appear that these truly awful people are on a fucking crusade to impose their hateful, reactionary doctrines of repression on every last one of us, rather than conserving much of anything. Aren't these fucks supposed to love more than just their pathetically insecure, needy gawd?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
President Obama, on the other hand, continues to speak as a politician. Contrary to the advice I and others gave him, he has placed two of his top political consultants in the West Wing, looking to them to opine on matters of national security.One term goobernator of Massachusetts, failed presidential candidate, rapacious capitalist & corporate looter, born w/ a silver spoon in his mouth ... why would anyone be interested in Mittens' advice?
Vice President Cheney has been the target of every media, from mainstream to comic. But he spoke today as before without regard to the politics but with abiding respect for the truth.¹ Barack Obama is still hanging on to the campaign trail. He said that the last thing he thinks about when he goes to sleep at night is keeping America safe. That's a big difference with Vice President Cheney—when it came to protecting Americans, he never went to sleep.And Romney never thinks. ¹Right. Cheney brought up the non-existent Saddam Hussein-al Qaeda connection again. It's so admirable that he stands up for his principles, isn't it? After all, it's the principle of the thing, not the truth.
Former Vice President Cheney seeks no political future. He speaks from the vantage of one who witnessed the killing of our fellow citizensSay what? Barack Obama wasn't near a telebision set or newspaper during the month of September, 2001? Are we being told that Obama had no idea about the attacks until his first Presidential Security briefing? Fuck you Romney, or your hack ghost-writer.
The notion that terrorists may be evil but nonetheless should not be tortured is an idea too complex for his brain to process. He is a complete moral simpleton.We'd have to say he's an immoral simpleton, but we're looking at the larger picture.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
relatively unsophisticated, infiltrated early, and not connected to another terrorist groupper Sen. Schumer, were "infiltrated" by an "informant" (or were set in motion by an agent provocateur, who managed to give them an inoperative anti-aircraft missile system & 30 lbs. of "inert" C-4) & have now been arrested in a rather transparent attempt to whip up hysteria as the nation pretends it has any "morals" left, & tries hard to act as if it cares about torture or much of anything other than where its next meal is coming from.
“While the bombs these terrorists attempted to plant tonight were – unbeknownst to them – fake, this latest attempt to attack our freedoms shows that the homeland security threats against New York City are sadly all too real and underscores why we must remain vigilant in our efforts to prevent terrorism.”Apparently he has confused "our freedoms" w/ a synagogue & military aircraft. (Does "homeland security threats" mean that DHS was threatening us? No surprise if they were. If not, what does that mean?)
His family is opposing the current commitment, saying Derosia was only doing the Lord’s work. In an email to the Minnesota Independent on Sunday, Derosia’s mother Georjean, came to his defense. “[It is] the state of Minnesota’s intention to LOCK UP my son for a non-violent protest against Planned Parenthood for THE REST OF HIS LIFE!!!”Now you know who types all those CAPS-HEAVY!1!! e-mails your goofy relatives forward to you: People w/ all the genes for delusional schizophrenia.
The police report noted that after running a vehicle into the front of the clinic, Derosia was “holding a crucifix and shouting various Bible verses.” He “refused to respond to police and continued to recite Bible verses and shout, ‘Close down the Auschwitz Death Camp.’” He also told police that “he felt what he did was right and he would do it again if he were told to that he would do it again.”Most enjoyable here is the belief that abortion is murder, but propelling several thousand pounds of metal, plastic, rubber & gasoline into a bldg. is a "non-violent protest."
“Brian Gibson, why did you condemn Matthew Derosia who only drive [sic] a van into a babykilling facility, yet accept women who actually murder their own children by abortion and have the blood of their own children on their hands?,” he wrote in an email to Gibson that’s posted on Spitz’s website. “What is more important to the LORD Jesus Christ, to save babies about to be murdered in a babykilling abortion mill or the facade of that babykilling abortion mill? To you it is the facade of the babykilling abortion mill that needs protecting and not the babies being murdered.”Or "only drove a van into a babykilling facility." Be sure to send some money to Mr. Non-Violent's mother, Georjean, so she can keep this warrior of gawd on the streets until gawd lets him know it's time to start the real killing.