Saturday, February 16, 2013


Thanks to oldfartrants.

Headline of the Day

Topeka, Kansas, Urged To Remove Fluoride From Drinking Water To Protect Legislators' IQs
Heh. I think that ship done sailed. Or, barn door, meet gone horse.

Saturday Emmylou Blogging

Emmylou Harris performs "Red Dirt Girl" live at Farm Aid 2005 at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois on September 18, 2005.

Thanks to farmaid.

Friday, February 15, 2013



Herman Cain Joins Fox News As A Contributor

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) also joined the conservative news network as a contributor this week.
This is known colloquially as "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic". FauxNews and the GOP can hold hands and sing "Nearer My God To Thee" as they sink into the depths with my blessing.

We're winning.

Keep It KKKlassy, Teabaggers

Arizona Tea Party Leader Scraps ‘Be Mein’ Hitler Valentines

According to the Capitol Times, other cards featured Fidel Castro, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong as well as Karl Marx and Leon Trotsky. Viramontes told the Times that FreedomWorks is planning a big push for legislation that will limit the ability of public sector unions to collect money from their members for use in political efforts.

This ill-fated Valentine's Day stint comes on the same day that Mother Jones reported that FreedomWorks executives in Washington, D.C. made a video -- which they almost showed at a tea party conference -- in which a fake panda performs oral sex on a woman impersonating then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Despicable petty bullshit is what we've come to expect from these assholes. They do not disappoint.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Headline of the Day

Colorado Senate president reacts to marijuana smell in Capitol: ‘Please douse all the doobies’
With video! This is getting better and better! Let's take this to the national level. Someone please pass a joint or a brownie to Grampa Walnuts. I bet he'd be fuckin' hilarious. Heh.

Drinking his bong water?

No GOPer would dare do this! He might see the light. I doubt that, but I wish they'd all do it.

Upon a little reflection, it dawns on me that they may have tried it and just got it wrong. Note to the GOP: You're supposed to smoke it, not drink it. Heh.

Via Raw Story.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nancy Pelosi et al On Ted Nugent


The decision by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) to invite controversial musician Ted Nugent to be his guest at Tuesday night's State of the Union address has become a bit of a distraction.

"I am more concerned about Steve Stockman being here than Ted Nugent," she said. "Ted Nugent will leave. Steve Stockman will still be here."

"I don’t think that highly of him at all," she said of the congressman. "He invited a guest. He has the right to do that. If a liberal had ever invited somebody to a State of the Union who had made the statements Ted Nugent made about cutting off our heads, and that he'd be 'dead or in jail' if the president got elected -- if a liberal or a progressive had ever invited somebody who had made those kind of comments to the State of the Union, can you just imagine? Can you just imagine?"
I believe Nancy knows full well that IOKIYAR.

"He has the right to invite the person and that is a statement about himself as much as it is about his guest," she added.

Pelosi is clearly not a fan of Stockman. Earlier in the interview, when discussing gun control, she noted that he was "eating out of a trash can" (my em. Heh.)before he won his first congressional election back in 1994.
Now he's feeding at the gravy train trough on our dime. Nancy had the good grace not to call the guy a despicable asshole, which grace I do not have.

The Nuge sat quietly and did not applaud or stand. I don't think he much liked being there, but his duty as a great patriot required his presence, I guess. Those pesky commie seating planners plopped him next to a gay civil rights activist from Oregon. Heh.

Following the President's speech, Nugent took to Twitter to assure his followers that he remained as headstrong as ever. "It deeply pains me to report that the prez is a master scam artist," Nugent wrote. "Didn't believe a word."

Then again, it's unclear if he was even paying attention.

According to Slate's Dave Weigel, the Nuge didn't stand up for anything the president said — not even "our brave men and women in uniform are coming home."
Yes, a great patriot. Fucker makes me wanta puke, but I ain't giving up my lunch for the likes of him.

Twitter's a good thing for him. It's QUIET.

From The Reverend Al:

The aging rocker called Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin ”s*#t for brains” for his comments that Nugent was an “odd choice for a member of Congress to invite someone who threatened the life of the President.”

He took on the president too, criticizing his “predicable, flowery, feel good, save the children, end world hunger insanity.”
Yeah, that's a bad thing in right-wing bizarro world. Yeesh.

When challenged by NBC news reporter Luke Russert over comments he made last year, comparing Democrats like Obama, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton to coyotes who deserve to be shot, Nugent became agitated, cursing at Russert and calling him a liar in vulgar terms.

When Russert pressed him to explain what he said, Nugent repeatedly claimed he “never said that,” even though he can be seen on camera comparing those Democrats to coyotes who deserve to be shot and have their heads chopped off.
Damn if the Russert kid ain't got a pair! 'Bout fuckin' time, kid! Maybe there's hope for you yet! Maybe.

Here's something new:

Nugent became even more agitated when asked why he didn’t stand in acknowledgement “of the brave men and women of our armed forces” during the address. His response? “Both of my legs are shattered, I can’t get up and down because of the pain,” he said. “I’m actually forgoing a double knee replacement today to be here tonight.”

He then lumped Russert into the same category as Congressmen Langevin for even asking the question.

It’s not the first time Nugent has used a physical ailment as an excuse for his behavior. Last May he blew up at a CBS reporter after he insinuated the rocker wasn’t a moderate.

After the interview ended, Nugent’s wife urged him to apologize, and he justified his behavior by pointing out he was rushed to the hospital to treat a kidney stone after the outburst.
I'll file that info. Now I know right where to kick him and put a few quick sharp-knuckle rabbit punches. From one hardass rabbit. Heh.

Just a loudmouth no-class right-wing chickenhawk punk. Nothing new.

You and your terrifying orange juice

If it's Wednesday it must be Morford sounding off on ... orange juice as the symbol of our spiritually dysfunctional society.

Confession! I do not drink much orange juice. I do not ever buy those giant, brightly colored cartoon jugs that look like caricatures of life, those carefully molded plastic things covered in scripty fonts and clip-art trees and pretty, hyper-saturated oranges made to look as if your own exploited Mexican laborer picked them five minutes ago and squeezed them into a drinking glass just for you, and then died.
Neither do I. My Dad would drink nothing but freshly squeezed orange juice. He would squeeze it at home and specify it in restaurants. You could get it in restaurants in those days. He claimed that, 20 minutes after squeezing, orange juice morphed chemically into a substance exactly like rattlesnake venom. I don't know if that's true, but he believed it.

He missed out on the chemicals and food processing techniques we "enjoy" today whereby rattlesnake venom may be the least harmful thing we can consume. Freshly squeezed, of course.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Texas Rep Stomps Repugs' Pecker

Ted Nugent’s SOTU Invite Is The Best News Gun Control Advocates Have Heard All Week
If you say so...

So much for shedding the 'stupid party' label

For the record, I don't much care about Nugent's ridiculous antics. He's obviously a fringe extremist who uses vile language; he hasn't had a hit since the '70s; and he's generally better left ignored.

But Nugent has also gone after President Obama with rhetoric that was violent enough to get the attention of the Secret Service. Try to imagine the political world's reaction if a washed-up entertainer targeted a Republican president with violent rhetoric, and then a Democratic member of Congress invited him as a special guest to attend the State of the Union.
The whiny bastards'd have a fuckin' cow and piss all over themselves as victims of the mean-ass bully godless commie liberals. Heh.

As the Stockman/Nugent story reminds us, the problem isn't that Republicans have some "cranks, haters, and bigots"; the problem is that Republicans are a radicalized party in which "cranks, haters, and bigots" routinely dominate.

This is America. Nugent is entitled to his opinion and can spew any right-wing garbage he wants to at any volume he can manage short of an actual threat. By the same token, I can think of that washed-up has-been never-was as a drawers-crappin' chickenhawk punk that I'd dearly love to deck. That's not a threat. It's an offer. Any time, any place, asshole. I would like nothing better than for him to have to explain to his wingnut buddies that he got all those lumps and bumps and bruises when a pussy liberal kicked his ass.

Hey, WaPo, feel sumthin' tuggin' atcher lip?


The Washington Post on Tuesday issued a correction to a piece that incorrectly claimed Sarah Palin was joining the pan-arab news network Al Jazeera. In the piece, published Tuesday morning, Suzi Parker quoted The Daily Currant, a satirical news site, on Palin's move:

“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”
Actually, given Moosebreath's tenuous grasp of, well, everything, I can almost understand WaPo falling for it. Heh.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Man Who Shot bin Laden

Raw Story

“What they offered when he came out, the day after the raid, was a form of witness protection,” Phil Bronstein told NBC host Matt Lauer. “Someone, perhaps jokingly, at the SEAL command said, ‘We can get you a job driving a beer truck in Milwaukee, and you have to break all contact with your extended family.’ It’s like a Mafia snitch.”

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"Would you fellate that donkey?"

Dress rehearsal of the SNL opening skit you didn't see, probably because it wasn't all that funny. From Crooks and Liars. More at Raw Story.

It is not hard to imagine the pearl clutching and cries of outrage (Outrage, I tell you!) had this skit gone out on the airwaves, depicting the blatant pandering and ridiculousness of the dialogue in Washington surrounding the hearing on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to the position of Secretary of Defense. I'm sure that Lindsey Graham and his BFF Grampy McCain would be issuing a proclamation of censure and a threat to deport Lorne Michaels back to Canada. How dare SNL mock the "When did you stop beating your wife?" line of questioning that the Republicans proffered to prove how much more they love the state of Israel? I'm still wondering if anyone in the Beltway media will ever wonder why blind obeisance to Israel is considered a requirement for holding an American political office.

Oh, the irony...

Ironic Times

Netanyahu Says He'll Seek Broad Coalition to Govern
Drawing from leaders of both the right and the far right.
Note to Bibi: Using our House of Representatives as a model only works when the Southerners aren't shooting at you.

Republicans Trying to Rebrand Party
As young, forward thinking, ethnically diverse obstructionists.
Instead of old, backward thinking, racist obstructionists they are now? Less grey hair and liver spots is the only difference I can see.

Poll: Fox News Credibility Suffers Sharp Drop
Fox blames Obama, mainstream media, Satan.
Heh. Introspection isn't their strong suit.

Of interest to Fixer perhaps:

Probe Finds 680 European Soccer Matches Fixed
But the fights in the stands were real.
That sport'll soar in popularity when they figure out how to fix those. Heh.

Many more good ones today.