Saturday, October 31, 2009

O'Donnell Rips Liz Cheney on Dover Lie

Compulsive lying must run in the genes of the Cheney family. Playing Renfield to Dick Cheney's Dracula, daughter and pseudo-pundit Liz Cheney was one of the first to criticize President Obama's presence at Dover Air Force Base to meet and honor the latest fallen coming from the Middle East, something the previous president failed to do. But that didn't stop her from opening her cakehole and lying about it. Lawrence O'Donnell does an excellent job at a little reality check while ripping Liz a new one.

For the last few months, we've seen Liz Cheney parade around on the talking heads circuit (only on networks that wouldn't seriously challenge her, of course) backing up daddy's atrocious White House years and authoritarian policies. Is this a precursor for a possible run at political office? If so, she may be the only person to possibly have a lower approval rating that her father before announcing her candidacy in her continuation of the soulessness and classlessness of the Cheney family name.

Must Reads

John Cole: Fair Questions

Steve Benen: False Positives

David Michael Green: Big Bad Government Is Coming To Get You

Scott Ritter: McChrystal Doesn't Get It - Does Obama?

Abby Zimet: Everybody Is Supposed to be Equal In This Country

Frank Rich: The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York

Petro Sapien™ (Part Two)

posted by Armadillo Joe

NoWhereMan wrote the following comment on my last post, Petro Sapien™:
Great to have you back Joe but, as life long resident of the city who makes his living delivering goods to those stores that dot what was once Times Sq,it is so aggravating and ridiculous for me to have to park 5 or 6 blocks from my vehicle to my delivery point.Its time consuming which means less $ in my pocket.These past two dickheads weve had for mayor have reinvented Times Sq for thw worst.Giuliani made it into Disneyland now the present munchkin sized mayor has turned it into Oz.I don't see either version as an "improvement".

October 29, 2009 2:04:00 AM EDT

To which I responded:
I understand your difficulty as a delivery man in coping with a car-unfriendly arrangement. It most certainly would be better for you and for all delivery men if you could just drive right up to the door and roll your packages into the store through the front door. The same goes for cabbies with their passengers and for single-passenger vehicles driving in from the suburbs rolling right up to their destination.

But when we scale any one of these specific issues upward and apply it to city-life generally, we run into a NIMBY problem, applied to transportation resources.

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President Obama's Weekly Address - October 31, 2009

Milestones on the Economy and the Recovery Act

Thursday, October 29, 2009

It’s a Jerry Springer Episode

From John Cole regarding Sarah Palin's attempt to bilk $100,000 for a speaking engagement from the Iowa Policy Center. You know, Iowa? The same state that potential presidential candidates bend over backwards for a year before their campaign run? For free? Yeah, that Iowa.

Umm, guys? SHE’S. A. GRIFTER. She quit her damned job to go on the wingnut welfare circuit. Seven in ten people think she is unqualified to be President. She’s just in this for the money, and she is currently having a public feud with the father of her teenage daughter’s child who is himself cashing in by posing for Playgirl.
This isn’t a credible politician. It’s a Jerry Springer episode.
Yes, she's a con artist. Just like the book that she didn't write. To think that it was only a week after the country (and John McCain) discovered her that she reached her political peak for delivering a snarky Convention speech from a teleprompter. How soon before it all catches up with her?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

John McCain Plays David Letterman

Boy, does the old man love to tweet. Forgive my naiveté, but don't these projects at the Energy and Water conference Johnny Boy calls "pork" have to do with, oh, I don't know... energy and water?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Joe Lieberman is a Fucking Scumbag

I'm in the middle of a post about the opt out option for health care reform, but I had to put it aside to mention this:

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill. 
Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid has said the Senate bill will.
"We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now."
Lieberman added that he’d vote against a public option plan “even with an opt-out because it still creates a whole new government entitlement program for which taxpayers will be on the line."
Another fucking douche who doesn't understand the difference between health care reform that we have to pay for and a "government entitlement program." We don't need it right now? What do you mean "we," white man? Fine, we'll start by dropping your governement-run health coverage. And now Lieberman is trying to position himself as a fiscal hawk after we've spent trillions of dollars on wars that he supported in Iraq and Afghanistan? Fuck you, Joe. Harry Reid has sent two versions of the bill to the Congressional Budget Office for scoring and Holy Joe already thinks he knows better. At least the other fence sitters are taking a "wait and see" attitude... you know, the responsible thing to do.

The reason this pisses me off to no end is because all I've been hearing is how President Obama is stabbing us in the back for Olympia Snowe's vote just to say reform was a bipartisan effort, when the fact is the 60 vote threshold we all boast about is nothing of the sort. We never had sixty. We have 58 plus two Independents, one of whom I trust. We lost Lieberman when he lost to Ned Lamont in his primary and decided his political life was more important than his political party.

Ben "Helmet Head" Nelson, "Bayou Mary" Landrieu and Blanche "Hatchet Face" Lincoln are all straddling the fence on health care reform as if it were topped with gyrating dildos, not to mention Kent "The Ferret" Conrad and Max "The Insurance Man" Baucus. And now the one dickhead who I was worrying about the whole time but no one mentioned is wielding the knife into the back of the Democratic Party yet again. If we were worried about Ted Kennedy dying before this legislation came to the floor and Robert "Methuselah" Byrd who breaks hip when he blinks too hard to give us our sixty votes, then we were never actually there to begin with. We were never close to sixty. Can we now please stop blaming the White House for trying to coddle Snowe? There's a reason for it, and now we're seeing why. It's time to strip Lieberman of any seniority he has left. They should have done it two years ago.

Great job on Lieberman in 2006, Connecticut!

Jon Stewart Takes On Net Neutrality

How many schlubs are going to think the Internet Freedom Act actually means what it means?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Douche Quote of the Week

Rush Limbaugh: I'm also told that the blog containing the passage on Obama's thesis is a satire blog. So it's one of these sites like ScrappleFace or The Onion or some such thing. So I shout from the mountaintops: "It was satire!" But we know he thinks it. Good comedy, to be comedy, must contain an element of truth, and we know how he feels about distribution of wealth. He's mad at the courts for not going far enough on it. So we stand by the fabricated quote because we know Obama thinks it anyway. That's how it works in the media today.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Petro Sapien™

posted by Armadillo Joe

Hey, Blog-O-Maniacs, Armadillo Joe here. I've been absent these parts for quite some time and hope to start working my way back over with a tad more frequency in the coming months. I've been crazy with work and then traveling for my anniversary and then trying to buy an apartment (first time!) and, (same as last year during the election season) I am in a deep, existential political fight with my parents, which is only intensified by the emerging contours of the looming health-care debacle and the political atmosphere surrounding it. I couldn't even bring myself to read HuffPost or watch Olbermann or Maddow. When I opened the Blogger editor, the words just wouldn't come. Though I did have a number of trains of thought pile up in my head and I'd like to get them out over the next few days.