Saturday, July 21, 2012

Heh ...

Careful, Gordon! Heh ...

Goin' Ridin'

Going to ride the Hard Rock trial today. Two trials in two weeks doesn't happen very often, thank goodness.

I didn't write anything about last week's AHRMA trial mostly because it kicked my ass and I DNF'ed and I've been trying to figure out how to make it sound like I'm less of a wimp. I only fell all the way off once and in the process I managed to save the handlebar end-protector by putting my hand between it and the ground. The swelling's gone down but I'm playing still slightly hurt today. Stay tuned.

Knowing your audience ...

I betcha the gay bars are gonna be doing a bang up business too:

TAMPA -- Strip clubs may not be the most politically correct venue for those attending the Republican National Convention, but that doesn't mean Tampa's well-known adult hot spots won't be ready for the influx of visitors.

One place is bringing in a stripper who looks like former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. There are major renovations taking place. And some nude clubs have already been giving potential customers a taste of the talent online.

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All those pent up Rethuglicans in one place with minimal spousal supervision. The dough will be rolling in like the high tide.

Great thanks to Tengrain for the link.

Fuck this guy ...

That fucking twat Louie Gohmert is another one who needs to be in a rubber room:

In the wake of tragic gun violence, most politicians realize the decent, responsible thing to do is send sympathies to those affected while leaving politics out of it. Others aren't as sensible.

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I see. So, in the mind of this strange Republican congressman, a madman killed 12 people because of ... the separation of church and State? The First Amendment is to blame for a shooting spree in a movie theater?

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And, of course, that idiot Rick Warren, thinking his 15 minutes was slipping away, had to put in his 2 cents:

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So, according to Rick Warren, pastor extraordinaire, teaching scientifically-sound evolution is the reason the shooter went into that theater.

Tell me again why he deserves our respect?

Fuck him too.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

From 1993, Glen D Hardin there also on piano.
Emmylou looking particularly glamorous here !


Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs & Vince Gill : Too Far Gone (1993)
Thanks to 1000Magicians, UK.

Friday, July 20, 2012

"Queen Ann's Revenge"

Q: Is it wrong to watch this guy with my pants around my ankles?

Get some, dude!

Thanks to oldfartrants.

Good place to start

Thanks to YubaNet.

Retroactive ...

Mike Flannigan with a perfect take on Mitt:

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Willard Romney is retroactively whatever he wants his demographic of the day to believe he is: A retroactive civil rights marcher, a retroactive gun enthusiast and hunter, a retroactively retired executive. Everything about Willard Romney is retroactive.

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Just like the asshole at the bar or party who's got something to say about everything, yet obviously knows little about anything.

Gah ...

Just ... gah:

In honor of the late Andrew Breitbart, EAGnews.org has created the “Annual Andrew Breitbart Memorial Essay Contest,” for K-12 students throughout the United States.

I'm pretty sure this qualifies as child abuse.

God save us ...


Pic thanks to the Liberal Kitchen Witch.

The only bright side ...

Is that now the prosecutor has more evidence.

The last time that Sean Hannity came a'blundering into a high-profile media-legal situation in Florida, he helped make a living hell out of life for Michael Schiavo, and for some very good people working in a hospice, and he enabled people who phoned in bomb scares to elementary schools, and he promoted the gabble-gabbling nonsense of dangerous charlatans. (You can read at length about how Hannity's mucked with people's lives for his own profit in a book from a few years back.) If I were the state authorities down there, I'd never let him back into the state accompanied by a camera crew ever again.

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Fucking Hannity is an idiot and a shill. The wort part is, he grew up in the town next to mine and I never ran into him on the street. I wish I could say "I threw him a beating when he was young"*. He gives Long Island a bad name.

*Thinking about it, maybe not. I wouldn't want you folks to think I made him the way he is. Heh ...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why We Like Motorsports...

Thanks to YaniLovesTopGear.

"I'm Running Out Of Popcorn"

I'm hip to it, O.F.! I'm runnin' a little low on butter too. This guy's great!

Thanks to oldfartrants.

Queen Ann of the 1% speaks

Politico

Ann Romney dismissed concerns about her husband’s tax returns Thursday, contending that the two of them have “given all you people need to know.”

We The People of the United States are now "you people". No arrogance or elitism there, huh?. I guess we're lucky she didn't call us "the help" and tell us we were "uppity" to want to vet Willard because it's "his turn" to be POTUS and we should be good little serfs and just take the droight du seigneur* with a smile as it was intended by God and STFU. Heh.

*French for "telephone pole up the ass"?

Told ya ...

It is the World's Finest News Source. Heh ...

Nutz ...

Have you heard about these crazies yet?

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I have heard through the vast left wing conspiracy (aka the liberal media) that you had dropped out of Iowa's 34th senate district when it was apparent no one wanted you for that elected office and have, instead, crowned yourself a Senator of the brand new Republic of the united States of America. No doubt, this is why no one would've voted for you for the Iowa state senate because they were hoping you'd pursue a higher, national office or one for which you're much more suited: An imaginary one with no actual responsibilities.

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More crybaby cons who want their own country because the black man ruined everything. Dicks.

Quote of the Day

Michael F:

So Dick, still kind of fresh from his heart implant (transplant would imply a heart was there in the first place) brought his sulfurous essence to Capitol Hill this week.

But the only question for me is whether "escaped from Hell" is accurate. I wonder if Satan personally ordered the implant, either out of professional courtesy or fear that Cheney might take over the joint once consigned to his eternal fate...

Who ...

In the name of all that's holy, gave S.E. Cupp a job at MSNBC? The woman is a fucking moron:

... as the program was winding down, Ms. Cupp spent a good four minutes being, weight for age, the dumbest person in the history of cable television:

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Good god, I've met tree stumps smarter than she is.

Update:

Tengrain:

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Sweet Jeebus. This isn’t just proudly putting the crazies in the living room for everyone to look at (per Julia Sugarbaker), this is putting them on the TeeVee machine for everyone to laugh at. Let me rephrase: someone thought it was a good idea to put this dippy wing-ding on the boob-tube, and not only does she still have a job, but so does the person who made this dream come true.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Geoengineers to release planet-cooling gas into New Mexico atmosphere

If I hear one of 'em say "Watch this!", it's off-planet migration time.

Grampa Walnuts Blasts Crazy Eyes

This is twice in two days Ol' Drool Buckets has said something right. First, "Snowflake Snooki was a better candidate than Willard" and now this:

Raw Story

Arizona Sen. John McCain took to the Senate floor on Wednesday to call out a fellow Republican lawmaker for “specious and degrading attacks” which allege that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy chief of staff had infiltrated the U.S. government on behalf of radical Islamists in the Muslim Brotherhood.

Last week, the St. Cloud Times reported the Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other Republicans had called on inspectors general in the State, Homeland Security, Defense and Justice departments to investigate “potential Muslim Brotherhood infiltration” of the Obama administration by Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary Clinton and wife of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY).

“It has been alleged that Huma Abedin, a Muslim American, is part of a nefarious conspiracy to harm the United States,” McCain explained on Wednesday, noting that the accusations were based on an “unsubstantiated” report by Frank Gaffney’s neoconservative Center for Security Policy.
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“When anyone — not least, a member of Congress — launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation and we all grow poorer because of it,” he added.

A little grudgingly on my part, good for him. Have McCain's doctors told him something that is making him cram for his finals by starting to tell the truth? Time will tell.

There's two more interesting things about this.

First, that motherfucker Gaffney is the worst-of-the-worst neocon bottom feeders. He's a lying, warmongering shit-for-brains sacka crap who makes stuff up. Or, as F**Noise calls him, a "foreign policy expert".

Second, this lie about Ms. Abedin and Hil is taken as gospel by some post-electorally disgruntled Egyptians who threw tomatoes and shoes at Sec Clinton's car on her visit to Egypt the other day. They hollered "Monica!" at her too. Heh.

Note to Hil, who uses the Brain in all her important decisions: If you need to chill after that, my offer of a hot weekend getaway still stands. :-)

Did a justice’s wife leak Supreme Court drama?

Salon

NPR legal reporter Nina Totenberg spoke to Bloomberg Law yesterday about the Supreme Court’s recent healthcare reform decision and the subsequent series of stories on the deliberations based on leaks to reporters from court insiders. She made this interesting observation:

“[The leaks] had the earmarks of somebody — somebody or two bodies — who are very angry. Now that’s not necessarily a justice. Could be a justice, could be a law clerk, could be a spouse of a justice.”

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Of course, there is only one “spouse of a justice” that anyone has ever heard of, and it’s America’s Sweetheart, Ginni Thomas.
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[...] She is an enigma!

Note to the writer: you misspelled "enema".

Note to Clarence: If this turns out to be true and I hope it does, the crazy-right fat bleached-blond loudmouth white bitch done got yo black ass in a crack this time fo' sho', homes, and it's about time. You better git while the gittin's good. Heh.

Headline of the Day

Rev. Rodriguez’s Unenviable Task: Selling Romney to Hispanics

If the Rev manages to sell Willard to the Meskins, I hope he gets a good price but I'd stay away from 'today's special' at the taqueria for a while. A rotten boring plain white meat poison taco is not my idea of a good time.

Everything you ever wanted, delivered yesterday

If it's Wednesday it must be Morford spouting off on entitlement and survival and same-day delivery and Willard.

Here is the good news: The apocalypse cannot touch you. The misery and pollution, poverty and mega-slums of the scary third world are still at least a few dozen miles away. The global food riots are still reserved for grumpy French farmers and large swaths of north Africa. Gas prices are still SUV-liscious.

See, with completely pointless tech like that, who has time to worry about heat waves and freak storms? Who has time to bother to look up from their screen to see the dark clouds gathering, the crops withering or the rich, vacuous Mormon lunatic lurching toward the White House, trying to become president of the United States?

Ah, Mitt Romney. Truly a self-made man, you must agree. A perfectly honed, machine-made uber capitalist, cast from the finest dolt-grade aluminum, making all sorts of slimy but mostly legal deals that made him a millionaire 200 times over without actually working, a snob and elitist par excellence.
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Really now, who doesn’t want a life like that? No one doubts Mitt would be a horror-show disaster for America, if he became president. No one disputes he’s a hollow, vaguely creepy, spiritual bereft corporate monster. But he’s also very, very rich. And baby, we love that.

Here is the great and tragic secret of America: Offer almost any devout Christian, liberal, hippie, or Republican homophobe say, $50 million to give up her anti-gay spittle or solar-powered water bottle Kickstarter campaign forever, and watch as she grabs the cash and sprints for a designer bunker in the Hamptons, never to return.

And why? Because, like Mitt, everyone wants to be insured against the apocalypse. Everyone wants the delicious padding of all that cash, all that ego, all that numb, drugged-out disconnection from the mess and blood and spit of ugly reality. Revolution? Education reform? Health care? Sure. But we’d rather have a gated community, a hot tub and some money. This is America, remember?

Also an assortment of 'just the basics' available from Amazon. In Hell. Heh. Be sure to click 'see caption' to find out zombies HATE sardine cans. It's a comfort...

Update:

I actually get the catalog with the 12" Elite Forces bowie knife for six bucks. They have Bat'leths and other Klingon weaponry sometimes too.

Same old song and dance ...

Seems the Mittster pulled that "I wasn't there at the time so I'm not responsible" act at least once before:

Today, the Obama reelection campaign is going after Mitt Romney for the Bain-led bankruptcy of Ampad, a Marion (Ind.) paper company that Bain acquired in 1994 and that eventually went bankrupt, costing hundreds of workers their jobs. One of those workers was Randy Johnson, who went on to bedevil Romney’s political career, popping up at inopportune moments to remind voters of the bankruptcy. (Johnson will be speaking to reporters today on a call arranged by the Obama campaign.) Bloomberg Businessweek’s Paul Barrett wrote the definitive story on Romney, Ampad, and Johnson, which you can read here. Among the documents Barrett turned up is this fascinating fax that Romney sent to Johnson, quasi-apologizing—though still denying culpability—for the Ampad bankruptcy and his lost job: [my em]

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My question is, has the man taken responsibility for anything in his life?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Kitty Wells 1919-2012



The worst part of getting old is that all the folks I grew up listening to are passing.

LATimes

Kitty Wells was one of the first women to have a significant effect on country music. She had a No. 1 hit with 'It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels' in 1952.
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Mostly she was interested in the $125 union scale pay she'd get for the session, at which she recorded "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," a song that not only turned her career around but also helped upend stereotypical thinking about men who strayed and the women they strayed with.
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That recording was No. 1 for six weeks in 1952 and began a string of hits that extended to 1979.

The stern resolution in her voice would be echoed in subsequent recordings by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris on through Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks and still ripples today in assertive songs by Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood.

"Kitty Wells was my hero," Lynn said Monday in a statement. "If I had never heard Kitty Wells sing, I don't think I would have been a singer myself."

Thanks to mrblindfreddy9999.

Godspeed, Mrs. Wright.

Already ...


Heh ...

Pic stolen from Teabonics.

Rude on Rush

The Rude One goes off on Limpbaugh and outdoes himself. A 'recommended read'. The money shot:

Nah, that engages in an argument with a hippo, who will just look at you and then either charge or go on standing in muddy water, chomping roots. Instead, let's go with this: the desperation of conservatives at this point to defeat Barack Obama is reaching a fever pitch and they know they're not gonna do it with Romney (my em). So instead, it's time to inflict as much damage as possible, to take sink the ship because they don't like the captain. And why not, since they've already bribed the officers for a seat on the lifeboat.

Now, the Rude Pundit's pretty sure that doesn't fall into the "love your country" category.

I love the smell of Repug desperation in the morning. Similar to the smell of self-applied napalm. Heh.

ROTFLMAO Headline of the Day

John McCain: I Didn’t Pick Romney Because ‘Sarah Palin Was The Better Candidate’

That says everything about Rmoney you need to know.

I know you are, but what am I ...

Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow ...

No shit ...

I avoid prescription drugs whenever I can and if a doctor wants to prescribe me something other than an antibiotic, I ask him how much he was paid to prescribe it. Know why? I used to run the company vehicle fleet for a major pharmaceutical company and got to know a bunch of field reps. I know what goes on with doctors and Big Pharma and this comes as no surprise.

By now you’ve likely heard that drug maker GlaxoSmithKline must shell out $3 billion for the fraudulent sale and marketing of drugs including the popular antidepressant Wellbutrin (also sold as the smoking cessation drug Zyban). In the Big Bertha of healthcare fraud settlements, the British pharmaceutical giant has admitted to playing fast and loose in its branding of Wellbutrin and marketing it for uses not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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When a company gives doctors free trips to exotic places, new cars, and nice dinners at fancy restaurants to push their wares, the climate is conducive to large scale fraud. Shit like this happens all the time.

Cronyism ...

Charlie Pierce points out just what a hypocrite Willardbot really is.

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And then there's the Salt Lake Olympics, which forced Willard into his retroactive retirement from Bain Capital, so he could finish the job of converting an international bribery scandal into a festival of old-fashioned American taxpayer-supported crony capitalism. In 2002, investigative reporters Donald Barlett and James Steele published a piece in Sports Illustrated exposing in damning detail how, in "saving" the Olympics, Romney and his pet organizing committee kept their friends fat and happy....

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The Mittster has been living off the American people in one form or another for 25 years and we've been supporting his rich fuck friends too.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quote of the Day

Our pal Montag:

... We still have not seen his [Mitt Romney's] tax returns and must base our judgement of them on the fact that Sen. John McCain, currently in hiding, saw them and chose Snowflake Snooki as his running mate ...

Romney's 'Free Stuff' Speech Is a New Low

A 'must read' by Matt Taibbi.

Romney really showed us something in his luridly self-congratulating N.A.A.C.P. gambit, followed by the awesomely disgusting "free stuff" post-mortem speech he delivered the next night in front of friendlier audiences. The twin appearances revealed the candidate to be not merely unlikable, and not merely a fatuous, unoriginal hack of a politician, but also a genuinely repugnant human being, a grasping corporate hypocrite with so little feel for how to get along with people that he has to dream up elaborate schemes just to try to pander to the mob.

I'm not sure which is worse - dreaming it up before or after his Obamacare comment at the NAACP. It doesn't matter.

What he said:

But I hope people understand this, your friends who like Obamacare, you remind them of this, if they want more stuff from government tell them to go vote for the other guy — more free stuff.

What he meant in my own words, and no "dog whistle" here, plain as day:

"See how them fuckin' niggers are? They just want to lay around and let you support them, the lazy bastards. I'm the white massa, I'll show 'em, vote for me."

No worries Willard. You didn't have to say it. The 'people' you were addressing would never, ever, vote for Obama.

Mr. Taibbi concludes:

Romney can’t even be mean with any honesty. Even when he’s pandering to viciousness, ignorance and racism, it comes across like a scaly calculation. A guy who feels like he has to take a dump on the N.A.A.C.P. in Houston in order to connect with frustrated white yahoos everywhere else is a guy who has absolutely no social instincts at all. Someone like Jesse Helms at least had a genuine emotional connection with his crazy-mean-stupid audiences. But Mitt Romney has to think his way to the lowest common denominator, which is somehow so much worse.
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[...] His vision of humanity is just a million tons of meat floating around in a sea of base calculations. He’s like a teenager who stays up all night thinking of a way to impress the prom queen, and what he comes up with is kicking a kid in a wheelchair. Instincts like those are probably what made him a great leveraged buyout specialist, but in a public figure? Man, is he a disaster. It’s really incredible theater, watching the Republicans talk themselves into this guy.

Suck it, bitchez. He's whatcha got. The other Other.

And just for fun, where Willard no doubt learned everything he "knows" about Afro-Americans:

A spoof on President Gerald Ford's Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz who thought he knew what would satisfy the "negroes."

Thanks to bhigheart.

What Mitt Is Hiding: Rich Dicks Act Like Rich Dicks

El Rude-o weighs in:

What we're seeing in the ludicrous scramble to justify Romney's retirement date and his lack of disclosure of his tax returns is that Romney doesn't want to let the rest of the nation know exactly how sweet the deals are for the wealthy. He doesn't want the curtain opened.

There's a club and not only are you not in it, you're not allowed to look in the window either.

You can explain it all away as merely working within the law. But it sure as shit makes for an awesome commercial against you, like "Firms," the orgasm-inducing Obama ad that features singing Mitt. You need a cigarette and a towel after it because it's like getting your nipples pinched while your prostate is massaged. The point of the ad is that Romney can say he loves America, but only as an image, not when it counts.

(And one of the things that's gotta be in the tax documents is exactly how many millions of dollars Romney donated to the Mormon church. No, the Obama campaign won't do anything with that, but you can bet that it'd make the evangelical base even more queasy.)

The head Saints require, which means it's mandatory, ten percent. A ton o' bucks. The Pope is reported to have said, "They can do that?!"

Much more. Go read.

Oh, the irony...

Report: Romney Ran Bain During Big Layoffs, Long After He Says He Left
But foolishly fired guy responsible for destroying records.

Dow Chemical’s Commonly Used Pesticide Dursban Linked to Breast Cancer, Infertility, Low Sperm Counts, Genital Deformities, Early Puberty and Diabetes
And perfectly popped popcorn.

Believe it or not, there are health advantages to not having any teeth. Heh.

Newsweek: Internet Making Us Dumber, Lonelier, More Depressed, Anxious, Prone to OCD, ADD, Psychotic
Newsweek editors ask readers to “like” article.

Fat chance. My last two issues came with about 20 pages missing and the staples were tight.

Team USA Uniforms Made in China
And this surprises you?

Just business. Nothing personal.

More wah-wah-wah ...

John Kerry's wife didn't release her tax returns either ... oh ... wait ...:

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“John Kerry ran for president,” Mitt Romney said Monday morning on “Fox & Friends.” “You know, his wife, who has hundreds of millions of dollars, she never released her tax returns. Somehow, this wasn’t an issue.”

Heinz Kerry, an heiress to the Heinz food fortune, was pressured during Kerry’s presidential run to release tax returns, which she files separately from her husband. She ultimately released a portion of her 2003 returns in October 2004, after an initial estimate in May of the same year.

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She wasn't running for the presidency, you idiot.

Better than Bloomberg ...

I'll trade you a troll for the pussy:

Politicians everywhere might work just a little bit harder today, after news got out this weekend that one of the country’s best-loved politicians is a cat named Stubbs.

According to locals in Talkeetna, Alaska, the cat — who’s been in office for 15 years — first won his office because enough of the town’s 900 residents were so sick of the local politicians that they started a write-in campaign for Stubbs instead. He won, and they have been reelecting him ever since.

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STFU ...

I'm tired of the GOP whiners bitching about taxes:

To hear conservatives and Tea Partiers tell it, President Obama is a serial tax-raiser who has increased taxes on “millions of Americans.” But according to the latest data from the Congressional Budget Office, tax rates under Obama hit a 30-year low in 2009, in part because of the tax cuts he implemented in response to the country’s economic downturn:

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Seconds?


Thanks to Republican Family Values for the pic.

Wah-wah-wah ...


Thanks to the Everlasting GOP Stoppers for the pic.

Sunday, July 15, 2012