Jan 13

Warriors for Cheetos and Dough

They came out to play-ee-ay the only way they know how, by (ironically) coordinating a fascist campaign to remove the best takedown EVAR!! of a shitty book from Google results. Pussies.

And yet it appears that Google has decided to punish this modest blogger despite the fact that I am actually a victim of this nefarious attempt to hijack Google. Google has now erased all traces of my piece “Jonah Goldberg’s Shining (Liberal Fascism with LOLCats)” from search results for the phrase “Liberal Fascism.” While it was once in the Top 10 of results for a search on the words “Liberal Fascism” it is now missing from that search entirely. Despite the fact that my piece has 94 links, according to Technorati, Google has decided that after the Amazon page for the book, the most informative links for the words “Liberal Fascism” include a Think Progress piece from two years ago that is not really about the book, with 9 links; a piece from The Corner (0 links) about all the great reviews the book has received; a piece by Cactus from the Angry Bear (1 link), who, like me, has not actually read the book; another piece from two years ago by Brendan Nyhan (4 links) ridiculing the book; and a page from the Urban Dictionary (27 links) defining a word that I cannot repeat here since this is a family-safe blog. (Update: The Urban Dictionary page has now moved into the Number One slot ahead of the Amazon page.)

In case you didn’t see it before, here’s the article again.

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 08

Flip. Flop.

Ken Mehlman, today:

We need to make sure that every vote is counted.

Scalia in denying the same principle in Bush v. Gore, 531 US, by rejecting the dissenting opinion of Ginsberg, Souter, Stephens, and Breyer:

In deferring to state courts on matters of state law, we appropriately recognize that this Court acts as an ” ‘outside[r]’ lacking the common exposure to local law which comes from sitting in the jurisdiction.”

Rarely has this Court rejected outright an interpretation of state law by a state high court.

he Chief Justice’s casual citation of these cases might lead one to believe they are part of a larger collection of cases in which we said that the Constitution impelled us to train a skeptical eye on a state court’s portrayal of state law. But one would be hard pressed, I think, to find additional cases that fit the mold. As Justice Breyer convincingly explains, see post, at 5-9 (dissenting opinion), this case involves nothing close to the kind of recalcitrance by a state high court that warrants extraordinary action by this Court. The Florida Supreme Court concluded that counting every legal vote was the overriding concern of the Florida Legislature when it enacted the State’s Election Code.

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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Sep 30

The Betrayal of Our Military by the Bush Administration

The Republicans in Congress — and the White House — should be hounded from office for how they have betrayed the military. From Rumsfeld to Cheney to Rice to Bush, we have seen the arrogant abuse of power — to the detriment of the men and women in our armed services. We have seen career military brass hounded out of the service or forced into silence, because they dared to know more than the cardboard cutouts with no combat experience who are running the Bush Administration and Congress.

USA: Maj. General John Batiste’s testimony before Sen. Democratic Policy Committee

I challenge the American people to get informed and speak out. Remember that the Congress represents and works for the people. Congressional oversight committees have been strangely silent for too long, and our elected officials must step up to their responsibilities or be replaced. This is not about partisan politics, but rather what is good for our country. Our November elections are crucial. Every American needs to understand the issues and cast his or her vote. I believe that one needs to vote for the candidate who understands the issues and who has the moral courage to do the harder right rather than the easier wrong. I for one will continue to speak out until there is accountability, until the American people establish momentum, and until our Congressional oversight committees kick into action. Victory in Iraq is fundamental and we cannot move forward until accountability is achieved.

Thank you.

We’ve given you the tools to fight the War On Terror Mr. President but you’re not using them!

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Jul 05

The return of Rambesus

Rambesus

Now it’s entirely possible that this billboard is a joke, but given the death of irony in the 20th century and right wingers’ noted lack of humor… I’m going to guess these people are dead serious in their iconography (or is it idolatry now?) of Rambesus. Dead. Serious.

BTW, rambesians, the line after “they drew first blood” is “not me.”[fn1] “I’ll be back” is from The Terminator.

P.S. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Rambesus is sporting some wood up there. And by “wood,” I mean “raging hardon in anticipation of violent action, bitches! Now pinch my nipples!” That kind of wood.

P.P.S. Unless Rambesus’ flesh is stone or some other sufficiently strong-yet-unbreakable material, the wood on the crucifix wouldn’t break when he pulled on the nine inch nails. The best guess of what actually happens is that Rambesus pulls the arm hard enough to fully get the nail through the other side, thus shattering the bones, tearing tendons and veins, and rendering the limb useless. It would be a gory, horrible mess to rip your own arm off of a crucifix.

I dunno, maybe it’s one of those newfangled crucifixes with the breakaway arms and side-impact airbags. For safety, you know.

[fn1] Technically, I believe those are part of the same line. Col. Trautman actually has the next line of “Look Johnny, let me come in and get you the hell out of there!”, but given the pause between “blood” and “not”, I’m giving it to Stallone. If you’ve got a problem with that, pinch my nipples, bitches!
Jun 20

Bill O’Reilly hearts Saddam

I love it when right wing blowhards just come out and admit their admiration for despotism. And by “love it” I mean “deserve a cockpunch for.”

O’REILLY: So because — what you have here now is a tipping point in history. A tipping point in history. So you have to win the Iraq situation. Now, to me, they’re not fighting it hard enough. See, if I’m president, I’ve got probably another 50-60,000 with orders to shoot on sight anybody violating curfews. Shoot ’em on sight. That’s me. President O’Reilly, curfew in Ramadi, 7 o’clock at night. You’re on the street, you’re dead. I shoot you right between the eyes. OK?

That’s how I’d run that country — just like Saddam ran it. Saddam didn’t have explosions. He didn’t have bombers, did he? Because if you got out of line, you’re dead.

But of course, if you didn’t support the Iraq war, you hated freedom Freedom and America. Because Saddam was BAD! Bad bad bad!

… But boy he really kept those trains running on time, didn’t he?