Saturday, January 4, 2014

Headline of the Day +

As Obamacare Sign-Ups Surge, So Does Conservative Rage

First and last lines:

It is amazing to witness the sheer depths of rage, denial and disgust many people experience as they see millions of people gaining access to affordable health care for the first time.

These are the numbers. Lots of people have partisan or ideological or in many cases deeply emotional needs not to believe them. But these are the numbers.

Fuck conservatives. I hope their goddam heads explode. Perhaps that's covered under the insurance they don't like.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

You know the songs.

Thanks to Larry Privat.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Start The New Year Off Right...

...and do yourself a favor. Read this heartwarming article by Matt Taibbi!

On Christmas, Republicans Quietly Declare War on Themselves

The news came in the Wall Street Journal, where the Chamber of Commerce disclosed that it will be teaming up with Republican establishment leaders to spend $50 million in an effort to stem the tide of “fools” who have overwhelmed Republican ballots in recent seasons. Check out the language Chamber strategist Scott Reed used in announcing the new campaign:

Our No. 1 focus is to make sure, when it comes to the Senate, that we have no loser candidates… That will be our mantra: No fools on our ticket.

It’s been a transparent effort to reassure industry donors that the party's future isn't a bottomless pit of brainless Bachmanns and Cruzes and Santorums, all convinced our Harvard-educated president is a sleeper-cell Arab and that Satan is a literal being intent on conquering Nebraska with U.N. troops.
Good fuckin' luck. The phrase "shoveling shit against the tide" comes to mind. Heh.

The Chamber's announcement was met with howls of outrage from Tea Party-friendly voices, who naturally took immediate offense to the prospect of boycotting "fools" from the political process.
Sorry. I guess I should have given a "liquid alert". Well, the 'baggers seem to have a handle on who their candidates are!

The money shot:

But this sudden decision by the party’s Washington establishment to reverse course and blame their failures on "fools" out there in the heartland is a joke. If you spend a decade treating your constituents like morons, you can’t point the finger at them when your party gets a reputation for being stupid.

You’re going to make George "Is our children learning?" Bush the face of your party for eight years and then turn around and call your voters stupid? Jesus. No wonder they decided to make the move during Christmas.
Repugs do seem to do better when no one's watching...

Much more. Enjoy.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times. Go see this one. Heh.

China Rejects 546,000 Tons of U.S. Grain Because It Contains Genetically Modified Material
Really? China?

Real Estate Agents Using Drones to Show Clients Houses, Neighborhoods
Can hover inside homes, peruse owners' financial papers, determine how desperate they are to sell.

Obama Calls Broccoli His Favorite Food
After meeting with his favorite person, John Boehner.

Obama, on Vacation in Hawaii,
Attends “Choom Gang” Reunion

Michelle says she hasn't seen him in days.

Heh. Takes days to get to Colorado for OTC ganja. And remember to go back...

Polar Opposites

As a lifelong Californio I'm down wid being the polar opposite of Texass. Interesting read in WaPo.


Texas, California embody red-blue divide
Last line:

More than any other pair of states, they stand as proxies for the national debate about the size and shape of government and which direction a divided America should go in the future.

Here is the problem with moving to Texas,,, You would have to live there.

I have visited Bakersfield in the '50's ... there was a sign on the front of a store stating No CHINESE, BLACKS OR INDIANS, DOGS ARE WELCOME ... and I would still take Bakersfield over Texass ...
Heh. Much more.