Jun 17

If we had a decent media, this wouldn’t be web-only

McCain’s calling of his second wife (the rich one, the one he dumped his faithful poor one for after she stayed true to him while he was a POW and after she got into a disfiguring car accident. Oh, also, Cindy McCain is a plagiarist passing off stolen recipes as her own)… anyway, McCain called his second and current wife a “cunt.” I shit you not.

Now, a fun exercise in the imagination: imagine if Barack had called Michelle that. Imagine how many times you would have heard that (approximately 7 million until Clinton sealed the nom, would be my guess).

Jun 11

But no, he’s not racist

Why do you ask?

While discussing ninth-grade students at a school in New Jersey who were suspended for distributing topless photographs of their classmates, Bill O’Reilly stated, “But it’s an amazing amount of kids involved with this — 20 — in an affluent school district. This isn’t, you know, the inner city; you would think that these kids would have some kind of a values system.”

Jan 05

An Overrripe Mellon

Yet another story of hypocrisy, addition, sexual peccadilloes, and abhorrent behavior by the slimiest of the slimy slimesters that have so degraded our nation.

Richard Mellon Scaife, billionaire bankroller of conservative crusades, spent heavily to expose Bill Clinton’s “Troopergate” misbehavior. Now Scaife’s divorce from his second wife, Ritchie, is providing another unsavory saga—adultery! addiction! assault! dognapping!?!—as both parties let loose

Hahahahaaaaa… definitely the best schadenfreude moment o’ the year.

In December of 2005, the private detective proved Ritchie’s fears to have been well founded: he took pictures showing the reclusive 75-year-old billionaire with a woman named Tammy Vasco, a tall, blonde 43-year-old whose criminal history includes two arrests for prostitution. The pair was photographed at Doug’s Motel, a roadside establishment near Pittsburgh, where rooms rent for $49 a night, or $31 for three hours.

Nov 09

What is Best in Life?

To crush your enemies, drive them before you, and hear the lamentation of the righties

#5 mbpaul 11/7/2006 09:25PM PST

I quite. I not going to vote again. It’s time I gave up on this political bullshit. I just hope the nuke attack comes soon. Let it be on the East Coast where it belongs.

#11 Tairos 11/7/2006 09:27PM PST

I think this demostrates pretty clearly that voting should be a privilege, NOT a right.

#272 Greg 11/7/2006 10:43PM PST

Bush is losing precisely because he has took the high road after 9/11 instead of Zyclon B-ing most of the muslim world after attacking our shores as they have been doing to our shipping since 1800.

This is a world war and not a tea party for the Yale/Harvard clique…

Islam must have a boot smashing into its face forever until it becomes a grown up religion not bent on murdering everyone on the planet…

Bush cannot comprehend this or the Donks even less…they do not have the intestinal fortitude for it…

That last one is included because it overloaded my irony meters. Follow the link for more. The General has done stirling work in bringing these comments to us. Show him some lurve.

Conan

Nov 08

Conservatives are Commies

Sour grapes from the self hating bigot Malkin

The GOP lost. Conservatism prevailed.

See also: RS #1

The movement shall never die! See also:

The Party did not fail the people. The people failed the Party.

and

Marxism did not fail: it was never tried

Others: shorter Thomas @ RS, in quite the exquisite violent fabulist post – the Dems didn’t beat us, we impaled ourselves on long poles and slowly felt the sharpened wooden spikes crawl through our intestines, eventually piercing our hearts as our bowels are voided and shit runs down our legs. Oh wait, that’s not shorter.

The Democrats did not win this battle. We locked our finest spears in the ground and plunged ourselves upon them.

RS #3

Buncha commies. The lot of them.

Nov 03

Evangelical closeted hypocrite? No way!

I was wating for Haggard’s denial to come out before I blogged on this story, and … his denial is even better than I could have expected.

Now, the story is that a male prostitute came forward and said that he had an ongoing 3 year relationship with evangelical Reverend Ted Haggard. This relationship included a lot of sex and, by the way, a bunch of crystal meth. There was an immediate statement of support from Haggard’s group (the National Association of Evangelicals, of which he is the president), that was then withdrawn and a press conference was cancelled, followed shortly thereafter by Haggard’s resignation. So we knew something was up.

… and now, here’s the denial:

The Rev. Ted Haggard admitted Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute who claims he was paid for drug-fueled trysts by the former head of the National Association of Evangelicals.

He bought the meth but didn’t smoke it.
He bought the whore but didn’t fuck it.[fn1]

Riiiight. 2 year olds come up with better excuses.

Bonus points for wingnut LaShawn Barber who came up with the following justification (prior to this awesome denial by Haggard):

Having said all that, I have to say this: No Christian should be surprised that Haggard may have given in to his perverted thoughts and turned them into perverted actions. It’s a temptation we all face (temptation in general, people, not necessarily the same-sex kind).

As Borat would say: we make to commit sex crime now? Niiiice.

Borat

FN1. I know “it” is objectification of a human being… but I the lines didn’t flow the same when “him” or “‘im” was used. I need a plosive there. Suggestions?

Oct 30

What Liberal Media? pt. 526

Reuters hearts Lieberman edition

Energized by a big poll lead over his anti-war rival [note: pigeonhole and not naming Lamont], Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman punched the air with his fist as he arrived at a campaign rally at a Cajun diner to cheers of “Let’s go Joe.”

Just over a week before the Nov. 7 election, the 2000 vice presidential nominee, who lost the Democratic primary because of his support for the Iraq war, appears headed for a fourth term on the strength of 18 years in the Senate and stances on issues such as health care [such as that rape victims can easily go to another hospital if they are denied emergency contraception. Also, his wife lobbies for pharmaceutical companies – Grumpy].

“We feel optimistic,” Lieberman, running as an independent, told supporters as he campaigned last week with Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana at the Rajun Cajun diner.

Although he counts on support from Republicans to win, Lieberman insists he remains a loyal Democrat [except for that part about rejecting the will of the party after losing the Democratic primary and running on his Lieberman for Lieberman ticket, with support of Rove and the NRCC – Grumpy] and will side with the party during Senate leadership votes.

But if he prevails over wealthy Democratic challenger Ned Lamont next week [Lieberman is also wealthy and has received far more donations from the top 1-percenters – Grumpy], his pro-war stance could clash with Democratic efforts to capitalize on public dissatisfaction with Iraq before the 2008 presidential election.

Biased, much?

Oct 25

I need another adjective for Rush

To add to the Bloated Drug Whore Con Sex Turist. Somehow asshole doesn’t seem sufficient.

His body visibly wracked by tremors, actor Michael J. Fox appears in a political ad that was the subject of widespread discussion on Monday after conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh claimed Fox was “either off his medication or acting.”

“I think this is exploitative in a way that’s unbecoming of either Claire McCaskill or Michael J. Fox,” Limbaugh said on his syndicated show.

On his Web site Tuesday, Limbaugh appeared to back away from his accusation.

“All I’m saying is I’ve never seen him the way he appears in this commercial for Claire McCaskill,” says Limbaugh. “So I will bigly, hugely admit that I was wrong, and I will apologize to Michael J. Fox, if I am wrong in characterizing his behavior on this commercial as an act, especially since people are telling me they have seen him this way on other interviews and in other television appearances.”

“As you might know I care deeply about stem cell research,” says Fox, who has struggled with Parkinson’s disease for more than a decade. “In Missouri you can elect Claire McCaskill, who shares my hope for cures.”

Here’s the ad with Michael J. Fox:

I never knew Fox got an American citizenship. Cool.

Oct 19

Titus 3:1

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, and to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work

Looks like the GOP GOTV efforts this cycle at bringing the noise, bringin teh fundy isn’t working so well. I’ve been wondering when those idiots would realize they were being led by the nose by a party that promises the world but never follows through and abandon that party. Not that they’ll vote Dem, of course (no way, too many brownies in the Dems), but they won’t go to the polls for the GOP.

It’s a lot like crazy holocaust denier and anti-Semit Gibson’s My Bloody Masochistic Torture Orgasm Movie, where the fundies came out in droves herds. Nothing else is going to get those particular people to the movies, so unless they can be baited with another exercise in snuff porn, they’re just going to stay away.

Anyway, this election cycle, it looks like it may be happening. Witness:

The Nashville rally was almost canceled after organizers failed to sell the 6,000 tickets they needed to fill the city’s Municipal Auditorium, forcing them to hold the event in the Two Rivers Church. Similar events in recent weeks in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh also drew smaller-than-anticipated crowds.

Jerry Sutton, the senior pastor at Two Rivers Baptist Church in Nashville, said he believed Dobson’s effort would pay off. “There is a concerted effort to say conservative voters are going to stay home this year because they are disgusted with Mark Foley,” Sutton, 54, said. “It’s not going to work. Our congregation, we did voter registrations twice. They are very, very motivated to vote.

I think his church should be renamed the Boss Daley Baptists. Their softball team is murder.

I seem to recall a certain IRS provision for 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations regarding political activities. What was it again? Oh yes, nonprofit religious groups may not advocate for political parties.

Under the Internal Revenue Code, all section 501(c)(3) organizations are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office.

Of course the IRS isn’t going to investigate this or revoke their tax exempt status. That would be targeting religiosity! They would never do that. Unless you make liberal, anti-Bushevik, or antiwar statement.

Not that stopping the fundie zombies from coming out on Nov. 7th is going to be sufficient for the Dems to take control, of course. In addition to the previously mentioned tactics by the GOP, there’s also a huge bias in our gerrymandered country in favor of the GOP.

If Bush had received the exact same vote share in 2004 that he received in 2000 (that is, 48 percent), he still would have managed to win in 239 of the nation’s 435 House districts—or almost 55 percent. He actually won 255 districts in 2004, or almost 59 percent, while winning around 51 percent of the vote (slightly higher if the calculation excludes Ralph Nader’s one percent). In other words, House districts are now drawn so that an evenly divided country can produce surprisingly lopsided GOP victories. Indeed, the Republicans gained seats in the House in 2004 only because of Tom DeLay’s redistricting scheme in Texas.

I’ve gotten a bit off track here, but to reiterate, the GOP has lost the fundie hordes for the moment.

See also: billmon

Oct 13

God’s gonna get the Bush boys for making fun of him

God’s gonna get the Bush boys for making fun of him

This doesn’t surprise me. Republicans have long been hypocrites when it came to the religious right. Even Ronald Reagan, the darling of the right-wing, ridiculed the Christian conservatives.

But Bush embraced the Bible thumpers with carefully-orchestrated public enthusiasm while he cursed like a sailor and ridiculed them behind closed doors. He called the Constitution a “goddamned piece of paper,” refers to political enemies as “fucking idiots” and lies without remorse to Congress, the American people.

Kuo’s book uncovers another sham by the Bush White House, another callous use of supporters for political gain and another lie from an administration whose record is built on deception.

God’s gonna get ’em for that.

Be good to have less lies, suffering and death!
That’s the whole problem with being a diplomatic nation, no war!

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Oct 08

It wasn’t just “naughty emails”

There was fucking involved

The former page, who agreed to discuss his relationship with Foley with the Los Angeles Times on the condition that he not be identified, said his electronic correspondence with Foley began after he finished the respected Capitol Hill page program for high school juniors. His sexual encounter was in the fall of 2000, he said. At the time, he was 21 and a graduate of a rural Northeastern college.

If he fucked ’em at 21, he fucked ’em at 16.

Oct 06

CREW Demands DOJ I.G. Investigate FBI Cover-Up

On Monday, October 2, CREW sent a letter to the DOJ I.G.’s office, attaching exact copies of the emails CREW had sent to the FBI on July 21, 2006. Both the former page’s name and the person to whom the page forwarded Rep. Foley’s emails were clearly visible. Moreover, after CREW sent the emails to the FBI, CREW’s only subsequent contact with the Bureau was one telephone call from the special agent to whom CREW had sent the material confirming that the emails were from Rep. Foley. CREW had no further contact with the FBI.

In contrast with this new explanation for failing to investigate the Foley matter, The Washington Post has reported that an unnamed FBI official stated that the Bureau decided not to investigate after concluding that the emails “did not rise to the level of criminal activity.”

Melanie Sloan, CREW’s executive director said today, “the FBI cannot have it both ways; either it failed to investigate the Foley emails because they did not rise to a level of criminal activity or because it did not have adequate information to do so. Pick one.

Hmm, could it be the White House intervened, telling the FBI to scuttle the investigation?

Just despicable! With public servants like this we don’t need any enemies!

America deserves better!

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Oct 03

Predator? Predator? Predator?

This article was published in the conservative rag American Spectator today. It’s so awesome on so many levels, I can hardly contain my enthusiasm. First, guess who said the following:

If there were an Academy Award for Hypocrisy, the surefire favorite for 2006 would be the Democratic Party. Just two recent items make the decision a virtual certainty:

The Representative Foley “scandal” is really worthy of a whole book on hypocrisy. On the one hand, we have a poor misguided Republican man who had a romantic thing for young boys. He sent them suggestive e-mail. I agree, that’s not great. On the other hand, we have a Democratic party that worships (not likes, WORSHIPS) a man named Bill Clinton who did not send suggestive e-mails as far as we know, but who had a barely legal intern give him oral sex kneeling under his desk in the Oval Office while he talked on the phone to a Congressional Committee Chairman, took great pleasure in putting a cigar in her orifice and then smelling it and tasting it, and having her fellate him when in the sacred seat of power of the world’s leading Republic. And the Democrats cheer themselves hoarse for him. His wife has a great shot at being our next President.

We have a Republican man in Congress who sent e-mails to teenage boys asking them what they were wearing, and an entire party, the Democrats, whose primary constituency, besides the teachers’ unions, is homosexual men and lesbian women. I hope it won’t come as a surprise to anyone that a big part of male homosexual behavior is interest in young boys.

If the American Spectator keeps putting out comedy this good, I may have to subscribe.

Oh, the author?

Ben Stein is an idiot

Let’s take the article step by step, shall we?
1. Foley’s actions are a “romantic thing for young boys.” Repeat that one slowly. Romantic. Young boys. You know, I wasn’t aware that every GOP donor pin came with a complimentary membership to NAMBLA before. It was just a romantic thing! For young boys! Nothing wrong with that!

2. It’s all about the Clenis. His consensual sexual relationship with an adult female whereby he received blowjobs is at least as bad – if not worse! – than Foley’s cruising of underage boys (including plying them with alcohol that they cannot legally drink).

3. Gay people are all pedophiles. I know. Because my best friend is gay! Gay gay gay!!!!11!11. Gay people are gay you know. And it’s all about they gayness. IGNORE THE AGE THING! Gay people! Gaydey gay gay gay!

4. George Allen is not a racist. I know this because he hung a confederate flag in his window and I did NOT HEAR YOU JUST SAY “NIGGER”, GEORGE. I. DID. NOT!

5. Robert Byrd was a member of the KKK. Therefore George Allen is not a racist, but the Democrats are.

Nice going Ben! That was the most enjoyable read I’ve had in ages. You truly are an awe-inspiring genius. A jaw dropper, one might say. Others, not me of course, might say mouthbreathing buffoon with no redeeming qualities outside of the intellectual heritage your father left you.

New slogan:
Vote GOP: Because one man’s sexual predation is just another’s romantic thing with little boys. And we’re “another’s”!

Oct 02

Cat killer Frist – cut and runner

U.S. Senate majority leader calls for efforts to bring Taliban into Afghan government

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Monday that the Afghan guerrilla war can never be won militarily and called for efforts to bring the Taliban and their supporters into the Afghan government.

The Tennessee Republican said he had learned from briefings that Taliban fighters were too numerous and had too much popular support to be defeated by military means.

Theory: they’re trying to quiet Afghanistan down for their crazy fucking attack on Iran. Looks like Britain’s in on it too.

If the Dems had any kind of message machine at all – and were viciously partisan – they’d be over every media outlet in the country pointing out the “cut and runners” currently in charge of our government.