Saturday, January 28, 2012

"Google Santorum"

Get some, Old Fart!

A little light entertainment...

Thanks to ve2claude.

Low IQ behind some conservative beliefs

Following up on Fixer's post "Conservative = Stupid". EssEffChron:

“As suspected, low intelligence in childhood corresponded with racism in adulthood. But the factor that explained the relationship between these two variables was political: When researchers included social conservatism in the analysis, those ideologies accounted for much of the link between brains and bias,” LifeScience wrote.

Lead researcher Gordon Hodson, of Brock University in Ontario, concluded that people with low IQs are attracted to the hierarchy and structure in socially conservative institutions.

Two things that were conspicuous to me by their absence although they may not be in the direct scope of the study:

1. Stupid parents teach their stupid children stupid things, mainly hate, and

2. Stupid people are easily led by those who then use them against their own best interests and who clamor for more no matter how badly they're getting screwed. Seems to me that "us v them" works a lot better than "we" on the room-temperature IQ crowd.

There are a lot of very intelligent people who are way stupid too. Has more to do with outlook than with brains. Needs a separate study.

“They’ve pulled off the trifecta of controversial topics,” said Brian Nosek, a social and cognitive psychologist at the University of Virginia who was not involved in the study. “When one selects intelligence, political ideology and racism and looks at any of the relationships between those three variables, it’s bound to upset somebody.”

Fuck 'em. Doesn't upset me a bit. Heh.

A Gingrich presidency

Doyle McManus

It would be just like its chief: Noisy, combative and prone to self-generated crises.

Last 2 ¶:

A President Gingrich couldn't rewrite the nation's healthcare law or tax law on his own; he would need Congress for those. Nor could he universally abolish child labor laws or, sadly, build lunar colonies. But he can issue executive orders, and he can do it on Day 1.

With most presidential candidates, voters worry that campaign promises are empty words that will never be carried out. But in the case of Newt Gingrich, the worry will be that he means exactly what he says.

Shorter: Neutie'd fuck the joint up but good.

If we weren't still in the hole the Chimp dug us into, I'd say elect the sonofabitch. Painful, yes, but it would mean the end of the Repuglican't party for all time.

Which is exactly why Wall St. and establishment Repugs will never permit him to be their nominee.

Headline of the Day

Scientists: 'Look, One-Third Of The Human Race Has To Die For Civilization To Be Sustainable, So How Do We Want To Do This?'

Something with plausible deniability.

Quote of the Day


More than enough years of Conservative treachery and treason clearly visible as far as the eye can see for anyone with a functional cerebral cortex and a conscience to figure that the GOP is an irredeemable shitpile of bigots, Christopaths and plutocrats, who will never stop hag-riding this country from one disaster to another until they are driven to political extinction.

Heh ...

Stolen from God.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

If there's anything Emmylou has done more than sing solo, it's duets and backups.

Thanks to electricchris1, Oz.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Heh ...

Stolen from the Being Liberal FB page.

Why No Responsible Democrat Should Want Newt Gingrich to Get the GOP Nomination

Robert "Bobby Buzzkill" Reich. He's usually got plenty of sack. Not this time.

Republicans are worried sick about Newt Gingrich's ascendance, while Democrats are tickled pink.

Yet no responsible Democrat should be pleased at the prospect that Gingrich could get the GOP nomination. The future of America is too important to accept even a small risk of a Gingrich presidency.

"Weird" is the word I hear most from Republicans who have worked with him. Scott Klug, a former Republican House member from Wisconsin, who hasn't endorsed anyone yet, says "Newt has ten ideas a day – two of them are good, six are weird and two are very weird."

Newt's latest idea, for example – to colonize the moon – is typically whacky.

Are you kidding me? That's the best of all his whacky ideas!

Even if the odds that Gingrich as GOP presidential candidate would win the general election are 10 percent, that's too much of a risk to the nation. No responsible American should accept a 10 percent risk of a President Gingrich.

Look, Bobby, that asshole's got exactly Zero percent chance of being President, and it's a risk we're willing to take. He will go down at, my guess, 65% to 35% as opposed to Willard at about 53% to 47%. We're lovin' this. Quit harshin' our mellow, dude.

If I was so pessimistic as to think the majority of American voters are as batcrap crazy as the Dead End Quarter, I'd be blogging from Nepal or Botswana or someplace else that is smarter than here.

Headline of the Day

Cocaine mistakenly sent to UN headquarters

It could only help! I wonder if 35 keys is enough...

GOP begins to think the unthinkable

Guardian (UK)

It is the rumour that – almost – dare not speak its name.

But, as the Republican nomination race descends into civil war in Florida, some senior figures on the right of American politics are speculating openly about the prospect that none of the contenders should win.

Instead, they argue, several scenarios could play out which would allow someone not currently in the race to step in at the last moment, or appear at the party's convention in Tampa in August, and win the right to fight Barack Obama for the White House.

All the usual suspects. The same ones who stayed outta that race because they saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago. Heh.

This is so good I can't believe it! The whole 3-ring Repug primary circus up to now might get thrown out the window because the money boys know they're all a buncha unelectable clowns.

I'm thinkin' of it as a Hail Mary Circular Firing Squad. Fun ta watch.

And then they lose anyway. Heh.

What's Good For General Motors Is Awful for Rush Limbaugh

Good. Goes to the point of Fixer's earlier post. There are people whom he thinks will believe him. He's made millions off of lying to them. Maybe he's just getting more and more batcrap outrageous because less and less people are falling for his shit. Media Matters, links and video if you can stand looking at that fat pig. Sorry, pigs.

Why? Simple: If Obama is for the car companies succeeding, the right-wing media have to be against them. Aggressively. (Although, it's funny that when GM ad dollars were flowing Limbaugh's way he sang a very different tune.)

Instead, he lashed out at the carmaker, and refused to believe that GM's robust sales numbers were accurate. In fact, he denounced them as an "absolute crock." Because GM and Detroit autoworkers are the enemy of conservative media.

Note to Rushbo: Keep digging. When the hole's deep enough, shovel the dirt in on yourself. Put up a "head closed" sign with the date so no one will picnic there and get sick.

Mixed Britannia ...

I've been watching this series every Friday for the last few weeks, being that it goes to my roots in England and the colonies. A very well-done piece from George Alagiah of the BBC:

There are several clips from the series at the link. Good recent (relatively) history.

Conservative = Stupid

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy.


Polling data and social and political science research do show that prejudice is more common in those who hold right-wing ideals that those of other political persuasions, Nosek told LiveScience. [7 Thoughts That Are Bad For You]


We been saying this since we started this blog. It's the only way to explain why we had a moron President for 8 years.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Headline of the Day

Gingrich pledges moon colony during presidency

There's nothing wrong with that at all, but the words "Neut" and "moon" in the same sentence bring a horridly disturbing visual...

Wingnuts finally understand why we want Neutie as their nominee

Politico (yeah, yeah, button it). With video.

It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich is for real, and they need to come clean about the man they really know before it’s too late. This is just a sampling of what’s hitting Newt:

Shorter: simply delicious!

A top conservative media figure said the flood of attacks reflects a “Holy crap, it could happen” moment in the movement, as Republican leaders began to realize after Gingrich’s South Carolina victory that he could become the nominee, the global face and voice of their party and theology.

“It could happen, and it would be a disaster,” said the conservative, who spoke on condition of anonymity to protect private conversations. “All of us who were around and saw how he operated as speaker — there’s no one who’s not appalled by the prospect of what could happen. He thinks he embodies conservatism and if he wakes up one day and has a grandiose thought, he is going to expect all of us to fall in line behind him.

“There’s just so much risk on so many levels,” the official continued. “Everyone’s thinking, ‘It could really happen.’ He could win the presidency if there’s a way to win with 45 percent — a second recession or a third-party candidate. The immediate worry is him winning the nomination and losing the election, tanking candidates down-ballot. In a worst-case scenario, you could see unified Democratic governance, and we’d be back where we were in ’09 and ’10. It’s insane.”

Ah, Dungbeetle, what you call "insane" we call "a chance for survival".

Don't worry about it, Repugs. You get Neutie, you lose. We know that and you know that.

You're going to get Willard. You still lose. Deep down, you know that too. So what's the big deal?



But a startling new poll underscores what has got to be a maddening possibility for Republicans: It could all be for naught – and there may be nothing they can do about it. The NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey points to a measurable uptick in optimism about the country’s economic direction, and in the public’s assessment of President Obama’s performance.

See? Things are going in the, er, right direction.

Yeesh ...

If I won $100mil in the Powerball, the gummint takes their cut right off the top. The Mittster gives $100mil to his kids, not so much:


If I understand the following correctly, [David Cay] Johnston confirmed with Romney's lawyer that the Romneys paid no taxes on $100,000,000 (that's $100 million) by passing it to their sons as a gift.


There is a Club.
We ain't in it.

Quote of the Day

Geov Parrish:


Never, ever think that Republicans cannot get stupider. It's one challenge they're always up for.


Oh the outrage ...

The GOP and their Outrage Machine have shifted into passing gear:

Republicans saying anything intelligent or compassionate is about as common as the Pope wearing a condom. However these past few days, the GOP and the Teabaggers have gone out of their way to show their idiocy, nastiness and disdain of anything humane can always reach a new low.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Comfort Food

If it's Wednesday it must be Morford going on about Paula Deen, instaheartattack food, da Catlick Choich, and Scott "Workers Suck" Walker. Va-hoo-hahs too! Enjoy.

Behold, Burger King home delivery! That's right, America's No. 3 fast food death machine is testing the bringing of Whoppers, BK Stackers and other grease-related, food-like items that are so full of salt and sugar and fat and synthetic hormones they will make your blood turn into glue and your face turn into Paula Deen, straight to your door!

Best part: you barely have to lift a finger. Just enough to tap a few buttons on the site/app, and within an hour, not-so-fast food will be killing you and your family faster than you can say "Damn liberals stop telling me what to eat!"

In related news, Taco Bell has reportedly developed a method of cramming its patented, fake taco meat into .44 caliber bullet casings, which, for $.99 a round, it will shoot straight in your heart over and over again, until you collapse. The Taco Bulleto™ is coming soon to a drive-by near you.

Rejoice, Paula Deen! Paula Deen is America's greasiest, butteryest, lyingest Southern-fried sweetheart! Paula Deen appears to openly despise you and does not seem to care if you get fat and sick and perhaps die from eating her bacon-wrapped deep-fried mac-and-cheese butter-dipped donut logs on a stick!

Actually, deep-fried oddball food-like substances that can kill you, morbid obesity, and early death are grand Southern traditions like racism and ignorance, but ones that I for one would never change. Why not keel face first into something that's so incredibly scrumptious that you'll never get up from the table after eating and couldn't care less? Go Paula! Kill dem crackers with love!


WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) January 25, 2012 – In what some critics are calling the most radical tactic ever employed in a State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama risked alienating congressional Republicans last night by repeatedly using facts.

After the speech, a furious Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters, "It's been a longstanding tradition in our politics not to use facts in a State of the Union Address, a tradition the President chose to ignore in an outrageous way tonight. I won't stand for it and the American people won't stand for it."

"We want to work with the President for the good of the American people," added House Speaker John Boehner. "But he's going to have to take facts off the table. That's a deal-breaker for us."

This ...

Is one of the best things to come out of the State of the Union:

(CNN) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will head a task force to investigate housing practices, a senior administration official said early Wednesday.

During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said he was asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to create a special unit made up of prosecutors and state attorneys general to "expand our investigations into the abusive lending and packaging of risky mortgages."

Obama also said a "Financial Crimes Unit" was in the works. The group will be charged with cracking down on "large-scale fraud" in an effort to protect the public's investments.

Let's hope they don't neuter him under pressure from their donors.

Dear Egypt ...

Personally, I don't give a damn what government you elect. You want to live under Islamic law, fine. You want to subjugate your women, fine. It's your country and you threw out your dictator so you could have the government you want. I applaud that. Thing is, though, since a great portion of your national wealth is derived from the tourist industry, if you go 'full Sharia' on us, I, and whole buncha other tourists sure as hell ain't gonna spend their money in your country. As I said, I really don't give a shit what you do in your own country but if you don't want to end up as some 12th Century throwback (see: Afghanistan), you'll practice the basic human rights the rest of us all take for granted.

Ultraconservative Islamists, known as Salafists, have emerged from the first stage of Egypt's parliamentary election as a powerful political force.


However, since the revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in February, they have turned to electoral politics as a way to try to further incorporate Islamic law, or Sharia, into legislation.


In parliament, al-Nour is expected to press a socially conservative agenda, including plans to phase out non-Islamic banking, alcohol sales and revealing swimming costumes on beaches.


So, if I go there on vacation to see the wonders of the Cradle of Civilization, my wife and I would not be allowed together on the same beach? I would not be able to get a beer in that hot ass climate of yours? My wife would not be allowed out in public without a head covering? Fine.

Guess what? I'll spend my money somewhere else and so will a couple million other people. Enjoy the 12th Century.

Cross-posted at Worlds.

Heh ...

WASHINGTON -- In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News.


As the SEALS approached the compound on foot gunfire broke out, the U.S. officials said, and several of the militants were reportedly killed. There is no word that any of the Americans were wounded.

The SEALs gathered up Buchanan and Thisted, loaded them onto the helicopters and flew them to safety at an undisclosed location. The two hostages were not injured during the rescue operation and are reported to be in relatively good condition.


Believe me, I don't give a damn about the fate of pirates. Hope we killed a lot of them.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hey, news flash! Willard's rich!

Greg Sargent

What timing: On day of Obama’s big inequality speech, Romney reveals massive income, low tax rates

I’m not sure the Obama campaign could have scripted this more perfectly. In a remarkable bit of good timing, President Obama is set to deliver a State of the Union speech focused on income inequality and tax unfairness on exactly the same day that Mitt Romney will reveal that he made over $40 million in the last two years — all of it taxed at a lower rate than that paid by middle class taxpayers.

— Income of $21.7 million in 2010 and $20.9 million in 2011, virtually all of it from profits, dividends or interest from investments, and none from wages.

Without lifting a finger. He has people to peel him a grape...

Romney doesn’t just disagree with Obama on these fundamental issues; he personally symbolizes virtually the entire 2012 Democratic message. He is the walking embodiment of everything Dems allege is wrong with our system and the ways it’s rigged in favor of the wealthy and against the middle class. Yet this is the standard bearer the GOP seems set to pick.

Heh. Between Willard and Neutie, looks like the battle is between the 1% and the Dead End Quarter.

Yo, Barry, go ahead and fix the crib up. You got yer 4 more years.


Thanks to YubaNet.

It Depends on What the Meaning of "Lobbyist" Is

El Rude-o loves him some Gingrich, which, IMNSHO, strikes me as being very similar to "Santorum" albeit without the creamy texture and delightful flavor, basically just plain old fecal matter, peanuts, corn, plastic bags, high-heaven stench, and all.

Everyone knows it's lobbying. And why does that matter? Because that means that Gingrich is a bought and paid for corporate whore. He's just one of those chatty whores who wants to talk about his kids before he sucks your cock. You listen only because he sucks it so good.

It was essentially a money fight on the stage in Tampa last night. The really rich fuck versus the really, really rich fuck. But, and the Rude Pundit's not proud about this, Romney landing a blow that actually rattled Gingrich gave him a momentary thrill, a bit of wood, even. It was fleeting, yes, but goddamn, it's sweet to see someone punch that white-domed phlegm globule right in his cash sack.

Everyone knows what Gingrich has been doing for the last dozen years. He doesn't even bother to wipe the semen off his upper lip.

Reminds me of the guy whose snowmobile broke down out in the boonies. Mechanic comes, looks it over, says "Looks like ya blew a seal." Rider replies, "Nah, that's just some frost on my moustache."

Dear God let that asshole be the Repug nominee. If you got the balls to go against Wall St. that is.

Thank you... whomever is in charge of the weather around here for finally realizing that there are different snow requirements between ski hills and my driveway. The guy you had last year sucked.

I'm very happy with my one foot of snow outta the three storms over the weekend. It let me go play with my toys enough to commune with nature without much effort, but boy, am I sore. Usually by this time of year I'm accustomed to it, but I've had the last two months off and went soft. Plenty of winter left to catch up, I guess.

The ski hills are also very happy, with up to six feet of fresh, money-generating snow at the higher elevations. The motels, restaurants, and merchants in general are happy as well.

This is a good plan, Weather Entity. Stick to it.

"The best government money can buy is not a good government at all."

Al Franken on PIPA, lobbying, and campaign finance reform:

Hi. My name is Al Franken. I am a Senator from Minnesota. A proposed bill in the Senate, PIPA, threatens to treat the concept of free speech in much the same way that totalitarian regimes in China, Iran and North Korea do. This bill is why so many internet sites have 'gone black' in protest. It was written for lobbyists to place corporate greed over the fundamental freedoms our nation was founded on, and I support it.

Does my support of this bill mean Lobbyist Money is more important to me than Free Speech?

Would it surprise you to know that, during the 2010 Election Cycle, I accepted at least $88,900 in contributions from members of the Entertainment industry, who are leading the push to have these bills hastily approved.?

What are you going to do? Complain? Go ahead, see if I care.

I've ignored the advice and warnings of hundreds of experts in Constitutional Law, Free Speech and Technology. Do you think I'll listen to *you*?

The sad truth is that politicians like money. That's why Campaign Finance Reform is such a hot -- and important -- topic.

A single person can't compete with the hundreds of thousands of lobbyist dollars that candidates typically receive, but together we might be able to.

If you tweet at a Senator or Representative with the hashtag #buythevote, we'll start tracking it. We'll keep a running tally of how many people want their representatives to give back lobbyist dollars before their vote. We'll also track the total number of people and dollars offered to congresspeople for them to represent people, not lobbyists.

There are some sample tweets for you tweeters. I'm more the "tar and feathers" type myself.

Campaign finance reform is never going to be be done by those who benefit from it. Same with crony capitalism. It's going to have to be imposed from outside. A few heads on pikes might be a good start.

Think about it ...

Mr. Philadephia in toto:

Romney has said he was unemployed. He's right. He actually does nothing to earn most of his income. He's just in possession of a giant pile of cash. He pays some people to do stuff with that giant pile of cash so it earns a rate of return. And because we are ruled by horrible people who think the lives of the 1% are more important than everyone else, the tax rate on any money that pile of cash earns is much lower than it is on the money earned by people who actually work.

Heh ...

Pic stolen from the Fundies Say The Darndest Things FB page.

Quote of the Day

Charlie Pierce:

... However, as an indication of how the debates against Barack Obama might go in the fall, Gingrich made himself look silly last night. Three hours? Lincoln-Douglas style? The president would be singing Al Green tunes over Gingrich's smoking hulk 45 minutes into the show ...

The "entitled" ...

No, not the "Cadillac-driving welfare queens", but the corporations whose only mission is screwing the American public, legally or not, to line their own pockets:


Even in brief, the story is appalling. PG&E was subject to a couple of independent audits out in California because elements of the state regulatory apparatus out there suspected that the company was largely run by avaricious weasels. The audits proved that this initial speculative evaluation was dreadfully unfair to weasels. It turns out that executives of PG&E "diverted" (nice word, that) $100 million earmarked for gas safety and for operational expenses. This money, it should be noted, was squeezed out of PG&E's customers, and at a time when PG&E was soaking its customers for $430 million more than it was authorized to collect, according the the state's utility regulators. And to where exactly, you may wonder, pray tell, was all this extra money diverted? Take it away, San Francisco Chronicle:

"...the company spent $56 million annually on an incentive plan for executives and 'non-employee directors,' including stock awards, performance shares and deferred compensation. 'A cursory review reveals that a significant portion, in the millions, has been awarded to the CEO,' the commission staff report said in a reference to former PG&E head Peter Darbee, who retired last year."

Of course, it did.

And all that happened was that, in 2010, a PG&E pipeline in San Bruno blew up, killing eight people and demolishing 38 homes.

Of course, it did.

And why did the pipeline explode?

"An independent audit and a staff report issued by the California Public Utilities Commission depicted a poorly led company well-heeled in its gas operations and more concerned with profit than safety. The documents link a deficient PG&E safety culture — with its 'focus on financial performance.'"

Of course, it was.


This goes directly to my previous post. If the only punishment these clowns can expect is a relative slap on the wrist, they will continue their behavior, no matter how many innocent people die, no matter how many hard-working Americans lives are ruined.

Caving ... again ...

True to form, the "Wall St. Cabal" in the White House wants to let the banksters off relatively scot-free:


It looks like the Obama administration is on the verge of announcing a deal with some number of state AGs, a handful of regulatory bodies, and the nation's five largest banks. There's a meeting today between HUD officials and an undisclosed number of Democratic AGs or their staffs. Liberal groups are pushing to make this as strong as possible, with lots of activity from New Bottom Line, Color of Change, MoveOn, Rebuild the Dream, and many blogs who have been covering this crisis for years. The expectation is that the Obama administration wants to announce this deal in connection to Tuesday's State of the Union address.


It's time to get Geithner and the other Wall St. lackeys out of 1600. You know this deal won't change behavior and undercuts the investigations by Attorneys General who want to put these assholes in jail.

You know why this deal is getting done, right? Because Obama needs these assholes to finance his campaign. It's time for federally-financed elections and maybe then we'll see some rich twats get the justice they deserve, not the justice they can afford to buy.

Monday, January 23, 2012

3 hour bus ride to watch the 49ers lose

Leah Garchick in the EssEffChron.

It all started pretty well, with a short line of fans waiting at California and Van Ness for the first Muni express bus of the day to Candlestick.

An hour into the ride, we were not even at the Interstate 280 connector. By this time, the boys on the bus had cracked open beers. A passenger yelled, "Back door, back door." Everyone laughed, but not as merrily as they had at the first round of jokes.

"We have to pee," said someone in the back. "Ladies, look aside, please." A beer can rolled across the floor.

Someone opened a bottle of Champagne, but the mood was no longer festive. It was suggested that we call 911 and report a hostage situation.

"I'm not going to sit in this damn thing," said a man in the back. "I'd like to be there for the kickoff."

And then it became too much. At 2:10 p.m., with the bus at a complete standstill and not yet on the off-ramp, a pair of guys pushed open the emergency window and jumped onto the freeway shoulder. They were followed by about a dozen fans who urged others to come along: "We've got to get to the stadium. No more excuses."

They walked along the shoulder, moving quicker than us by far. There were buses behind us, and a few passengers left those, too.

At this point, a CHP car came up, loudspeaker on: "You've got to stay on the bus." The patrol car pulled in front of the bus, officers got out and addressed the highway trekkers. It seemed citations weren't issued because a few minutes later, they were walking again.

Eventually, we lurched off the freeway, passing the gang that had made use of the windows to abandon our ship.

We had arrived, having covered 8 miles in 3 hours and 10 minutes. To have our hearts broken by a loss.

Here's a Frisco take on the game:

The locker room afterward was predictably glum, and the quarterback summed it all up pithily. "Crappy," Smith said.

Here's the Chron's 49ers page, should you care, and a disturbing headline:

Kyle Williams receiving death threats after NFC Championship

It's just a fucking game, people. Grow up.

Must See TV

Excellent Bill Moyers show about crony capitalism. It's as bad as we think it is.

GOP Embraces the Devil

Long ago. El Rude-o's just catchin' up.

You want to know what a lying shitsack Newt Gingrich is? It's easy. Choose anything that he repeatedly asserts and look at the truth. Chances are that he's bending the truth. Chances are better that he's just outright lying to your face.

The thing about the Devil is that he tells his lies with such utter confidence that the unquestioning listener hears them as truth. And the Devil wins when his lies begin to supplant the truth until there is nothing but lies left.

Hey, lies work on those clods. Obviously.

Gingrich is like a pimple you get on your forehead that you can't get rid of it. Sure, you can squeeze it, you can put creams on it, you can try alcohol or toothpaste or warm or cold compresses, but that fucker just won't go away. And it just gets bigger so that every time you look in the mirror, it's the only thing you see. You are your zit.

There's gonna be a war in the GOP between the Tea Party monster that was cravenly embraced and co-opted by the right and the old school Republicans, who just want their satisfactory corporate lackey who is easily controlled to be the nominee. It's more than likely going to be a civil war, with southern states going Gingrich and northern ones going Romney, thus making it an insurgency by evangelicals, people who have given a pass to the serial adulterer, but won't vote for a Mormon because it sounds almost like "Muslim." They wouldn't know the real Devil if he stabbed them in the ass with his pitchfork. If Gingrich wins Florida, it's gonna be wonderfully messy. (And if he gave a shit about Romney as a human being, the Rude Pundit would be advising him, "Dude, just tell everyone 'Kiss my rich white ass' and go home.")

This is getting better and better!

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Rejection of Keystone Pipeline A Job Killer, Say Critics
Thousands of lobbyists will lose their jobs.

Los Angeles City Council Rules Condoms Must Be Worn in Porn Films
Recently retired Cardinal Mahony says he's “very disappointed.”

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Named Our Global Cultural Ambassador
He'll replace Charlie Sheen.

Texas, Louisiana, South Dakota, Utah, Tennessee, Oklahoma Require Climate Change Denial to Be Taught in Classrooms
Flat earthers next in line.

No shit ...

Pic stolen from the Americans Against the Tea Party's FB page.


Newt signs a "marriage pledge"*?

Former Speaker of the House has signed NOM's Marriage Pledge

Ha! Ha-ha! Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! Shit, I think I peed myself. Why? This is why:


Gingrich, Santorum and Romney have each signed NOM's Marriage Pledge, which commits signatories, if elected, to taking specific steps toward preserving the institution of marriage as the union between one man and one woman ...

They should add the phrase "at a time" to the end. And we should take Newt's word for something, why?

Fucking hypocrites, the lot of 'em.

*The link is to Thers' place because I won't link to NOM.

Quote of the Day

Barney Frank:


“I did not think I lived a good enough life to see Newt Gingrich as the Republican nominee,” the 30-year House veteran said. “He would be the best thing to happen to Democrats since Barry Goldwater ... It’s still unlikely, but I have hopes.”


Heh ...

Pic thanks to Tengrain.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jesus, Protect Me...

This fuckin' rocks! New bumpersticker: JPMFYF ?

Mr Tim Easton, playing at the Hickory Wind Ranch center for sober living see for details
Grow Where You Are Planted


Haiku of the Day

By Madeleine Begun Kane

Newt Gingrich wins big.
Mitt Romney isn't smiling,
but Barack sure is.

Heh. Me too.

Happy Playoffs!

LATimes photo.

It's hard to wrap my head around the fact that, given the South Carolina Repug primary, we're still warming up for National I.Q.-Lowering Day on February 5th!

Have fun watching all those millionaires knock each other around. Heh.

I have no love for Carville ...

But he's spot on here:

Memo to Republican Establishment:


Let me break it to you gently -- you've got a first-class disaster on your hands. I know you boys thought this thing would work out and you would be able to whip the Republicans in line to fall in behind Mitt (I assume you are all males but if there is a female in the establishment, I apologize.) Not going too good, is it fellows?


Your new front-runner is one of your old front runners, Newt Gingrich. I would like to take a moment to revel: I cannot personally tell you how pleased I am to see old Newt rise to the top after listening to all of your nauseating, sickening lectures on the evils of government and the importance of family values.


Note: The Republicans have no values. They will do anything to win, from trying to rig elections to outright lying to fucking their sisters if they thought it would help.