Saturday, January 7, 2012

‘Wild Old Women’ Close San Francisco Bank Of America Branch

Just 'WOW'! Let's hear it for Wild Old Women!

CBS Frisco

The women, aged 69 to 82, who live at the senior home up Mission street from the Bernal Heights Bank of America branch, decided to hold their own protest by doing what they called a “run on the bank.”

Tita Caldwell, 80, who led the charge of women with walkers and wheelchairs, said that they’re demanding the bank lower fees, pay higher taxes, and stop foreclosing on, and evicting, homeowners.

As us old farts can tell you, don't mess with old broads!

For Iranians Waylaid by Pirates, US to the Rescue

Great 'must read' piece at Truthout.

Aboard the fishing vessel al Mulahi, in the Gulf of Oman - Senior Iranian military officials this week bluntly warned an American aircraft carrier that it would confront the “full force” of the Iranian military if it tried to re-enter the Persian Gulf.

On Friday, Fazel Ur Rehman, a 28-year-old Iranian fisherman, had a warmer greeting for the carrier task force.

“It is like you were sent by God,” said Mr. Rehman, huddled under a blanket in this vessel’s stern. “Every night we prayed for God to rescue us. And now you are here.”

In a naval action that mixed diplomacy, drama and Middle Eastern politics, the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis broke up a high-seas pirate attack on a cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman, then sailors from an American destroyer boarded the pirates’ mother ship and freed 13 Iranian hostages who had been held captive there for more than a month.

Much more. This won't make any difference to the neocons/warmongers on either side but it was a good thing.

Quote of the Day

Montana Cowgirl

If people would just stop trying to learn what our elected Congress is up to, we wouldn’t hate them so much.

Oh indeed. If we'd just quit turning the rocks over, the sunlight wouldn't hurt their eyes so much.

My sides are hurting so bad from laughing at Repug antics in the news this morning that I've put on every motorcycle kidney belt I've acquired over fifty years to try and keep from exploding. It's not enough. A little more of this hilarity and it's gonna be rib meat for everybody!

Grampa Walnuts gets one right!

Thanks to JPMediaProductions.

From the very first Google entry (!):

It takes a few seconds to sink in, but Mitt casually steps in to remind old John what he was supposed to say.

"Me! You're supposed to say me you stupid old fart!" LOLz!

Oh, my sides, they hurt...

Ye Olde Comedie Golde

Think Progress

New Hampshire GOP Bill Mandates That New Laws Find Their Origin In 1215 English Magna Carta

One of the bill’s sponsors admitted that he wasn’t terribly familiar with the actual text, and mainly saw the measure as an homage. New Hampshire Democratic Party spokesman Ray Buckley said he was “mostly speechless” when he heard about the bill. “I appreciate all the hard work the Republican legislators are putting into the effort to make them look like extremists,” he said. “Saves us the trouble.”

Forsooth! Hehth.

Here's one translation of the original text. Interesting read. The New Hampshite who came up with this proposed law is an idiot.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

High Powered Love
Making Believe
The Other Side Of Life
Blue Kentucky Girl

Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers - Nashville 1995 (part 4)

Thanks to mondoBLIND.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shopping Day

We gonna go a-boilin' down outta these hyar hills ta the big city today. I'll leave ya with this:

Thanks to YubaNet.

I think I'll pick up a large can of creamed corn in honor of what Neutie'll do to the innards of the clown car if he, er, goes off like we hope he does.

"Bluh" people ...

Mr. Field is spot on:


"We won't make "bluh" people's lives better with welfare"? I don't want to give welfare to blah people? Blue people, maybe?

Well I listened to Rick's speech in its entirety, and I really have to wonder who is the "they" and "them" that he kept referring to. There just aren't too many blue and blah people running around these days. 

One of those nuggets of truth from the Republicans that sometimes slips out when they're not paying attention. What Santorum meant to say to his 'base' was, "If I'm elected President, I won't give the niggas any of white boy's money". That's what all the code words mean. "Darky ain't gettin' Whitey's shit no more." It's why I can never wrap my head around the concept of a black Republican.

One can dream ...

How cool would it be if Neut turned into a jihadi at the next debate?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Too many Willard - Frothy 'toons... choose one. Just go here and start clickin'. Some good ones!

Dissension in the Frothy Family

Today's "Quickie" from Political Carnival.

Too bad this 19-year-old is a Ron Pauler, he could really help our side out. Presenting the Santorum family (values):

The trouble with my uncle, Rick Santorum

If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. …My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working. [...]

My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely. [...]

That was today’s Quickie. Was it good for you?

Oh, yes, I feel very refresh-ed now...

Have I mentioned that I'm thrilled shitless with the Repug presidential field?

Here’s What Romney’s Unreleased Tax Returns Almost Certainly Hide

Some educated guesses from TPM.

One tax expert told TPM of “fairly sophisticated tax strategies” that would be “not available to ordinary tax payers.” A technique that puts you in a position that’s “like having an unlimited 401k account” sounds very attractive. But maybe not if you’re running for office, for Pete’s sake.

Willard's the poster boy for the 1%. Not a good thing right now. Willard knows it too. Heh.

29 Things I Learned From Spending Two Days With Rick Santorum

Pretty good photo essay with some nice pictures of sprint cars.


15. This is what Chris Matthews looks like "incognito."

One word: Clem. Heh.

10. Diversity is a bad thing

In Ottumwa, Rick said: "Diversity creates conflict. We can't celebrate diversity it because it creates conflict."

That might fly in northwest Iowa and flyover country when he's pandering to christowhitey but let's see him pull that one where things are a little more "diverse".

6. Rick's speeches got more conservative and fanatical the further away we were from civilization. The crowds were also bigger.

Northwest Iowa is the most conservative part of the state. I noticed that the further North and West we got, the more conservative his speeches got. There was more talk about terrorists and even a Michelle Obama "doesn't love her country" jab.

4. Coke cans = communist?

In Sioux City this question was asked: "We have so much foreign influence today. I'm looking at a Coke can with a polar bear on it. Where do we go from here?"

Beating head on keyboard...

Please God let this idiot be the nominee.

The top reasons Wall Street and Republicans are scared of Richard Cordray

Raw Story. Links and short bio at site.

So what’s the problem with Cordray? There are two, one is an old Washington problem, and the other is purely Wall Street’s:

Republicans said they would never support anyone to head the CFPB — Period —that is, unless the White House made serious changes to the agency. (Politico)

He doesn’t just go after Wall Street Institutions. He goes after individual executives as well.

More. Mr. Cordray wrings more fines outta those assholes than the SEC ever had the balls to do.

There’s your new sheriff, Wall Street. As we reported earlier today, it’s likely Republicans will fight Obama’s appointment in Court. In the meantime, Cordray will be able to nice and comfy at the CFPB.

Note to Richie Cordray: Work those Wall St. motherfuckers like a red-headed stepchild.

Frothy Mixture Claims Gay Marriage Caused the Recession

Unicorn Booty

Irresponsible mortgage and insurance companies preying upon the most impoverished homeowners in our country? Bankers and Wall Street financial specialists robbing Americans blind? Corporations refusing to raise the average worker’s dollar, even as CEO’s award themselves billions in annual bonus money?

No, no. None of these things led the the economic collapse of our nation, and the world at large. It was the gays, of course!

Quote from Santorum follows. No mixture. Pure fecal matter.

Listen to the bananas quote yourself over at Right Wing Watch. We suggest sitting on your hands for the duration so as not to pull out all of your own hair. You just can’t unhear something this stupid after it has touched your ears, unfortunately.

I've heard so much right-wing and fundie crap, i.e. everything they say. that I've got calluses on the part of my brain that hears it. It's bleached whiter'n a cow skull in the desert too.

Word ...

Pic stolen from Being Liberal.


If one wonders why I could never support any Republican/Conservative candidate, Drifty explains it quite well:


It's a long list of things I would like to continue to have, and which one Party has pledged itself -- openly and publicly -- to taking away from me by election, litigation or fraud. One Party, which loathes me so profoundly for merely existing and believing what I believe that it built an entire, vertically-integrated industry around hating me and telling me exactly how hostile their coming fascist state will be to me, 24/7/365 from coast-to-coast, at the tops of their lungs for the last 30 years. One Party which has done more premeditated violence to our capacity for self-government in a shorter period than I would have ever believed possible back in the good old days when I blew my vote out the airlock by giving it to John Anderson.


I might be annoyed with Obama (I've been quite happy with him over the last few weeks though) but there would never be a scenario where I would actually consider voting for a Republican.

Shut up ...

And go home. Benen looks at Grandpa Walnuts' endorsement of Mr. 1%:


For one thing, as much as McCain dislikes Romney, he dislikes Rick Santorum more. For another, as much as McCain dislikes Romney and Santorum, he hates President Obama with the heat of a thousand suns.


McCain proved what a chump he really is when he named Moosebreath as his running mate in '08. He's just a bitter old shitbag now. Personally, I wonder, since he came out for the Mittster so early, if he's angling for the SECDEF job in a Romney administration.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Not to be outdone by the other lovely video goodbyes to Crazy Eyes, here's mine:

Thanks to wilburscott.

"...eight votes is still six more than Rick Perry can count."

DES MOINES (The Borowitz Report) January 4, 2012 – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was overjoyed today after finishing the Iowa caucuses in a virtual tie with a walking joke who wears sweater vests.

Historians noted that the last time so few people decided a Presidential race they were all on the Supreme Court.

Grrrrr. That one meant a helluva lot more than this one did.

Recess Appointment

The Miami Herald

Obama makes recess appointment of Cordray to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Obama, McConnell said, “has arrogantly circumvented the American people’’ by making the recess appointment.

He circumvented the obstructionist Congress who don't want to see limits on how much their Masters can screw us.

I think the Kenyan Muslim socialist kid is starting to figure things out.

Congress doesn't think it's recessed. See Article 2, Section 3. "You're adjourned. Go to your room". Heh.

This will dominate the news cycle. A nice break from the Repug primary clown car, we get a little Repug congressional clown car. I'm using a grain shovel to keep the popcorn a-poppin'...


I just watched Obama's speech re Cordray's appointment. The best part was that Grampa Walnuts was on a split screen endorsing Willard. You could see him flailing around like he was chasing kids off the lawn, which is very entertaining, but you couldn't hear him, which is really entertaining. Heh.

12 stupidly easy resolutions for 2012

First Wednesday of the year and Morford has gone off the New Age rails. I blame it on his new-found yoga. He'll get over it. Or maybe not.

2) Wilder sighing
Heavy sighing is when you think the world is a miserable madhouse of suffering, violence and very little else. Sad sighing is when you think it's just tragic what happened to poor little Kim Kardashian and, oh my goodness, look what's happening to all the puppies and the honeybees and the supercute baby seals.

Wild sighing, on the other hand, is a different beast entirely. More guttural, raw, emerging from just below the genitals and shooting straight up the spinal chord like liquid fire, it pours out the throat like a slow, feral grunt, like you just ate raw unicorn heart from a skewer made of porcelain hummingbird skull you now wish to thank the gods without saying a word. You know?

See what I mean? Sigh.

More popcorn!

Go get him, Neut!

If there was any question whether or not Newt Gingrich was serious last night when he hinted at waging a scorched earth campaign against Mitt Romney, he erased it this morning. Just watch the clip above if you had any doubts: in it, Gingrich not only slams Mitt Romney, but he praises Rick Santorum and says that he and Santorum together will make it clear to Republican voters that Mitt Romney isn't really a true conservative.


Gotta get a ton of butter for this one ...

Heh ...

So long, Crazy Eyes ...

Told ya ...

Me, on our Facebook page yesterday:

Say goodbye to "The Girl with the Faraway Eyes" and "Governor Goodhair". That's my prediction.


Rick Perry says that he may drop out of the presidential race following a devastating fifth place finish in Iowa.



Michele Bachmann’s campaign manager is saying that the candidate could be dropping out due to her last place finish in Iowa, the AP reports.

See yas!

Word ...

The best wrap-up ...

Of the Iowa Goat Rodeo comes from Blue Girl and Yellow Dog:

And the winner of the Iowa GOP caucus was...Barack Obama Here's the bottom line -- Mitt Romney dropped four million in the state, and what did it get him? Verification that three out of four people despise him, and that one out of those three will actualy go so far as to vote for Rick Santorum, who spent in the neighborhood of half a million bucks in the state, simply because he isn't Willard Mitt Romney. Ron Paul finished third, not far enough back in the field to make our 18-24-year-old male cousins and nephews shut the hell up about him, but at least they won't get louder, like they would have if he had finished in the top two. Newt Gingrich came in fourth, finishing about 10,000 votes behind Paul; Rick Perry and Michele Bachman brought up the rear, finishing fifth and sixth respectively. They are both skipping New Hampshire and heading for South Carolina; look for them both to drop out soon after that, Bachmann because she's broke, and Perry for a safe Texas sinecure somewhere, where people won't laugh and mock him, at least not openly and to his face.


All you need to know right there. The rodeo moves on to New Hampshire now, which should provide us with more entertainment. Git yer popcorn supplies refilled.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pimpin' for Paul


Moonlite BunnyRanch Endorses Ron Paul For President

"We decided to go with the guy that’s more about state’s rights -- and that's Ron Paul," club owner Dennis Hof said.

"We thought real closely about supporting Newt Gingrich -- because he's a cheater -- and we like cheaters," Hof added.

Heh. Ol' Hof must want to open a nationwide chain.

Tweety nails it ...

Iowa caucus pledge

With apologies to the majority of Iowans who aren't batcrap wingnuts.

Thanks to YubaNet.

Nobody Understands Debt

I do, at least at my own level. That's why I don't have any. Perfesser Krugman explains it on a higher level. Interesting read.

Deficit-worriers portray a future in which we’re impoverished by the need to pay back money we’ve been borrowing. They see America as being like a family that took out too large a mortgage, and will have a hard time making the monthly payments.

This is, however, a really bad analogy in at least two ways.

First, families have to pay back their debt. Governments don’t — all they need to do is ensure that debt grows more slowly than their tax base. The debt from World War II was never repaid; it just became increasingly irrelevant as the U.S. economy grew, and with it the income subject to taxation.

Second — and this is the point almost nobody seems to get — an over-borrowed family owes money to someone else; U.S. debt is, to a large extent, money we owe to ourselves.

I understand that. I've got a secret stash of "motorcycle money" that's meant to finance my bad habits like trials riding and motorbike parts. I borrow from it on occasion and it dwindles more than it gets paid back. Historically, along will come some big financial swindle transaction like fixing someone's bike and the fund gets replenished.

Of course, America, with its rabidly antitax conservative movement, may not have a government that is responsible in this sense. But in that case the fault lies not in our debt, but in ourselves.

What you mean "we", white man? - Tonto, after The Lone Ranger says "We're surrounded by Indians!"

Could Americans Elect be a Republican ploy to create an anti-Obama spoiler?

I've been wondering what's up with that outfit, Here's an opinion.

Politics and Whatnot

Recently, a mysterious organization calling itself “Americans Elect” has been making a lot of news. It claims that it wants to reform the electoral system and create a viable third party. I initially reacted with joy at the news – finally, an organization devoted to creating a system in which a third party can run, rather than merely picking someone and watching them fall to the spoiler effect and Duverger’s Law.

However, when I looked more at the organization’s plan, I noticed several worrying aspects:

2.The process seems designed to choose a liberal candidate that will divert votes from Obama. One of the key aspects of AE’s plan is that it would use the internet to choose a candidate, without mentioning any option to mail in or call in a vote. Why is this suspicious? Because internet users tend to be younger and more educated, and younger and more educated people tend to be liberal. Older, more conservative people are far less likely to use or trust the internet over the traditional voting process. AE also lists the logos of five media organizations on their front page to advertise where they’ve been covered: the New York Times, MSNBC, PBS, the Daily Beast, and the Colbert Report. All of these are news organizations that the right alleges to have a liberal bias, and many of them are downright detested. If internet voting did not turn off conservatives, this list will.

3.They have mysteriously come up with a lot of funding out of nowhere, and are keeping their donors secret. [...]
Apparently plenty of people want to give money to this organization, but no one wants any credit for it. Seems odd.

I’m not saying I have any knowledge or that there’s any smoking-gun evidence that AE is in fact a front, only that they look a lot like one. [...] However, the difference between this group and past third parties is that instead of being driven to prominence by well known politically minded individuals like Teddy Roosevelt, Ross Perot, or Ralph Nader, this third party owes its prominence to mysterious funding and tactically-minded individuals who came out of nowhere and often have prior loyalties to the Republican party. Now it could be that the secretive Republican members are just dissatisfied with the moronic extremists in their own party and would rather have a moderate bring the country together. But regardless of their motivations, the effect will be the same – a Republican will be much more likely to win if AE succeeds in getting young, educated internet users who watch the MSNBC and the Colbert Report to choose their candidate instead of Obama. If they truly want a viable third party candidate, they will fix the plurality voting problem first. Until then, I have a right to be suspicious.

Yes you do.

North Korea Calls For “Human Shields” To Protect New Leader

Apparently he's already very popular amongst North Koreans. Like a ham sandwich would be if they knew what one looked like.

Tony Peyser

Let's take a vote on this and to make
It official, we'll need a quorum ---
I nominate James & Rupert Murdoch
And two Ricks: Perry & Santorum.

I think the Santorum Salad may have found a market over there. Probly go real good with rock soup.

"And, lo, the Lord be-eth a godless commie fuck..."


Lo and behold, the Bible has gotten too liberal, according to a group of conservatives. And it needs a little editing.

Yes, even scripture is not orthodox enough for the modern conservative. Not that it's the fault of the author(s), exactly. The group cites a few reasons why the Bible is too progressive: "Lack of precision in the original language ... lack of precision in modern language" and "translation bias in converting the original language to the modern one."

Proposed guidelines for changes to what the Lord's writers really meant:

1. Framework against Liberal Bias: providing a strong framework that enables a thought-for-thought translation without corruption by liberal bias

4. Utilize Powerful Conservative Terms: using powerful new conservative terms as they develop;[4] defective translations use the word "comrade" three times as often as "volunteer"; similarly, updating words which have a change in meaning, such as "word", "peace", and "miracle".

7. Express Free Market Parables; explaining the numerous economic parables with their full free-market meaning

8. Exclude Later-Inserted Liberal Passages: excluding the later-inserted liberal passages that are not authentic, such as the adulteress story

That must be a reference to Callista Gingrich. Heh.

Thus continueth the tradition of writing the Bible to conform to a political agenda that dates back to the first biblical writer that touched pen to parchment.

Word ...

Culling the herd ...

The winnowing out of the sick (batshit crazy) and infirm (paste-eating stupid) begins today.

Voters in the rural state of Iowa are preparing for the first test of the US election season as they choose a Republican candidate to take on Barack Obama for the White House in November.

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum lead a field of six contenders in a race that remains too close to call.


It's a shame because the entertainment quotient in the run up to the Mittster's inevitable coronation might be cut by a third today. I hope the Frothy Mixture stays around a little longer because I haven't had so much fun with 5th grade humor in a long time.

I know I'll be crying if one of them (Mitt) actually gets elected, but it's so nice to laugh at them now, when they're all mostly harmless. That, and all the shit they say is ammo for our side. As Blue Gal says:

I really do think the Obama Campaign is going to run GOP Debate moments, unedited, through November.

The answer, my friend ...

Is blowing in the wind:


So, let me get this straight. Mitt Romney was pro-choice because a poll told him it was the easiest way to advance his political ambitions? And then he decided he wasn’t pro-choice anymore, when that was the easiest way to advance other political ambitions?


You know, Romney turns my stomach. I have less respect for that man than I do for Newt.

Ew ... Ick ... Ugh ...

Rick Santorum can't be President. I'd never eat again:

A Pizza Ranch manager in Boone, Iowa, has renamed the restaurant’s chicken salad “Santorum Salad,” after Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

Monday, January 2, 2012

'Punishment Park' and the OWS protests

Something I hadn't heard of from The Last Word.

As 2011 draws to a close it should be noted that this year marked the 40th anniversary of Peter Watkins' "Punishment Park" — a small pseudo documentary about young anti-establishment protesters being tried for crimes against the United States. The young protesters are given a choice: several years in federal prison, or punishment park, where they'll be forced to walk across 50 miles of California desert to win their freedom. Along the way the young people must avoid the police chasing them and survive the desert heat without water.

Upon its release in 1971, "Punishment Park" screened for exactly one week in a Los Angeles theater and was quickly forgotten. It wasn't until the success of director Peter Watkins' later films that "Punishment Park" would be given a second look now.

This year has seen an entire world in protest. From massive protests in the Middle East, to recent anti-government rallies in Russia and finally, to our own Occupy Wall Street protests. Time magazine even named "The Protester" their 2011 Person of the Year. While these movements were not directly inspired by this 88-minute film, the themes and visuals very much apply to today's world.

Ultimately, "Punishment Park" is about social class roles, racism and the nature of morality. Some of the arguments made about the direction the United States are very much a product of their time. But the imagery of police brutality shows eerie similarities with the N.Y.P.D. and Oakland police departments' actions toward Occupy Wall Street protesters. Four decades after a limited release in one Los Angeles theater, the movie stayed alive through magazine articles, bootleg copies and word of mouth to become not only a warning for those who abuse their power, but hopefully a lesson about how to engage in political protest.

Fifty miles across our desert on foot without water is nothing to sneeze at even if you're not being pursued by armed assholes, but I'd choose it. You'd only have to outsmart one cop to have both water and a weapon. Then you'd have a fighting chance.

More about the movie here. Get it here.

A Letter from Kim Jong-un

To the People of Iowa

Dear Voters of Iowa:

In December I became Supreme Leader of North Korea. Pretty amazing development for a twentysomething who at the time was still living at home and spending all day playing Angry Birds. But there I was, receiving the cheers of millions of North Koreans, who usually don’t get that excited unless they’ve caught sight of a pork sandwich. (LOL)

Here is why I am writing to you today: on Tuesday, you will go to your caucuses and choose from among a field of Republican presidential candidates. And let me tell you, the idea of any of these people getting nuclear weapons scares the shit out of me.

This is just one of many differences between your country and mine. In North Korea, we lock up the criminally insane. In America, you let them debate on TV. Right now you have people running for President I would not trust to take care of my plants.

So who do I recommend you vote for on Tuesday? In a word, me.

If you think about it, I am the most Republican candidate of all. In North Korea, we have no taxes. We have achieved that through a conservative policy of no jobs. Also, we have no wasteful “big government” programs providing food, shelter, or safe drinking water. And am I pro-life? Well, try this on for size: I believe that life begins at conception and ends at starvation.

Now, I know what you’re thinking: I’m too young to be President, since I’m under 35. Well, who would you rather have running your country, someone who’s under 35, or someone whose IQ is under 35? (LOL)

I think when you look at all the facts, voters of Iowa, you’ll realize that Kim Jong-un is the Republican who most deserves your vote. And if you’re still not convinced, remember this: at least I’m not Mitt Romney.

Peace out yo,

Your Supreme Leader

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Republicans Say They Can Support New Taxes
Like a poll tax.

2012 Election Year Preview of Top 10 Lobbying Groups

Americans for Clean Air and Water - a consortium of the biggest oil companies

Citizens for a Healthy Tomorrow - drug company front group

Americans for America - anti immigrant vigilantes

America for Americans - armed white supremacists

Health Care for All Americans - insurance industry group against health care reform

Vote America - vote suppression group

Americans United for the First Amendment - want Christianity named official religion of the United States

Citizens for Freedom of the Press - want to make it easier to throw reporters and editors in jail

National Labor Rights Association - business group out to destroy unions

Americans for the Bill of Rights - group for legalizing indefinite detention, torture.

Somewhere, George Orwell is laughin' his ass off.

Jersey (Shore)-style ...

Heh ... I have now seen too much of Secaucus Fats.

Quote of the Day

Josh Marshall:

Fittingly perhaps, challengers Rick Perry and Rick Santorum are closing out the Iowa campaign with an argument about sodomy.

Heh ...

Heh ...

Pic stolen from Tengrain.

If you don't get it, google "Santorum".

Simple explanations ...

Perfesser Krugman sums up the Right's obsession with auterity and budget cuts to "entitlements" in the past year simply:


The bottom line is that 2011 was a year in which our political elite obsessed over short-term deficits that aren’t actually a problem and, in the process, made the real problem — a depressed economy and mass unemployment — worse.


A good straightforward read on how, once again, the Right is just wrong.

Me and Gordon have been writing this blog going on 8 years now. A search through our archives (close to 18,500 posts) would document the Right being wrong on just about everything over that period, starting with the War on in Iraq.

Let's get this straight now. The Republicans of the 21st Century can't:

1. Fight a war, let alone know the proper time to start one (a hint: when the country is attacked).

2. Run the economy (any other way but into the ground).

3. Do any meaningful foreign policy.

4. Do any of the things government is supposed to do (yet they're damn good at using it to meddle into the private lives of Americans).

5. Understand the lessons of history and learn from our predecessor's mistakes.

6. Tell the difference between the words "constituents" and "contributors".

Why anybody who busts their ass for a living would vote for them anymore is beyond me.

Thanks to our pal Montag for the link.

Assholes ...

We had some asshole targeting Jewish folks during Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur holiday a few weeks back and now we have another asshole deciding it's time for his own personal jihad.

A wave of arson attacks spread across eastern Queens on Sunday night, and the police said the firebombings were being investigated as bias crimes — with Muslims as the targets.

No one was hurt in the four attacks, in which homemade firebombs were apparently used. In three of the four attacks, the police said, Molotov cocktails were made with Starbucks bottles.


We don't get much in the name of bias attacks here, thankfully. The majority of the ones we do get is stupid kids who just figured out how to draw a swastika deciding it's a good thing to spray paint them on a synagogue or the gates of a Jewish cemetery.

These assholes need to be found and made an example of.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Article in the LATimes of the "Age of Aquarius, Mad Max, or hooey?" variety.

I'd like to drill a hole in my Mayan calendar so I can hang it on the wall but I'm afraid I'll upset the universe.

New Year OK so far...