Saturday, November 7, 2009

Tancredo's Hissy Fit

And this numbnuts wanted to be President!

Why MSNBC, or any other real news organization for that matter, would continue to have an overt racist on as an "expert" boggles the mind. That goes for Pat Buchanan too.

Why is it always the chickenhawks who complain about the VA? It's not like they ever qualified for that benefit and know them through usage.

Must Reads

The Rude Pundit: Fox "news" Takes Us To Its Leader

Dan Froomkin: Want Obama To Be Bolder? Take To The Streets!

Bob Cesca: Hope, Change and The Long Road: One Year Later

Robert Fisk: America is performing its familiar role of propping up a dictator

Mahablog: Republican Health Care Still an Oxymoron

Brian Beutler: Reid Continues To Target Republican Obstruction

President Obama's Weekly Address - November 7, 2009

Tragedy at Fort Hood

Friday, November 6, 2009


Jon Stewart goes all wingnut on us.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Doofus Quote of the Day

"I actually have to agree with Vice President Cheney, that the president is dithering. And I actually had to look up 'dithering,' and it means 'indecisive,' and that's exactly what he's being."
That's Republican Rep. Joe "YOU LIE!" Wilson (R-NoBookistan) agreeing with former VP Dick Cheney's assessment... after some lowly, eye-rolling staffer had to look up the word "dither" for him. Seriously, these are the idiots who oppose health care reform most likely because they don't understand it. These are the morons who complain when a piece of legislation is 1,000 pages long because they can't get through it with their third grade reading level.

Nope, we don't need no fancy book learnin' in Congress.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wingnut Rejection

Well, yesterday was Election Day and yes, I was a little disappointed in a couple of races that the MSM was concentrating on. John Corzine losing in New Jersey to Chris Christie was anticipated as was the Democratic no-name running against the Republican no-name in Virginia. But Jersey is a fickle bitch. They want honesty in their politicians, but when someone like Corzine tells them their $8 billion budget deficit will mean cuts and higher taxes, they vote for Christie, the guy that told them what they wanted to hear, not what they needed to hear. What do they expect Christie to do, eat the shortfall?

And we all know that Virginia is a purple, if not a maroon state. We were all surprised Obama won the state in the presidential election just last year, so why would a Republican winning the Governor's race be a "referendum" on President Obama?

In my own home town, Michael "I'm Support Term Limits Until It Affects Me" Bloomberg bought his third term as Mayor of New York City. I was mostly disappointed in the voter turnout. A little over a million people voted in the election with Mr. Monopoly receiving 557,000 votes. Spending an estimated $100 million on the race against his former Comptroller Bill Thompson, that amounts to about $180.00 per vote. And he still only won by 50,000 votes. Had this race not been billed as a blowout which in my opinion contributed to voter indifference and indirect suppression, there might have been a different outcome.

But if there was a real referendum, it was in New York's 23rd District, where Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck were flatly rejected by upstate New York voters. This was supposed to be the beginning of something big for the Teabagger movement but it might turn out to be just a big bowel movement and the beginning of the end for them and the fractured Republican Party. Their anointed Conservative candidate, Doug Hoffman, who doesn't live in the district and therefore didn't know the important issues at hand lost to Bill Owens in a district that hasn't seen a Democratic congressman since the Fillmore administration in 1852. Eighteen-fifty-fucking-two!

They were so confident they were going to win the district, (because after all how can you possibly be unimpressed by endorsements from Ms. Wasilla, America's Mayor and the relatively rational Tim Pawlenty?) that GOP leader Rush Limbaugh put his intrepid reputation on the line, predicting a victory along with liberals downplaying such a coup post election. He was banking on it:

If Hoffman wins -- and polls suggest that he will -- the race there will be dismissed as an outlier...
Folks, I want you to print these words out. I want you to get the transcript off my website. I want you to print these out, I want you to distribute them, I want you to carry them with you, and we'll just see how close I am to being right. (When Hoffman wins) the State-Run Media will say, "New York-23, the race is more about the demise of the Republican Party and anger on the right than Obama or his policies."
Rush is right. The debacle in New York's 23rd District was more about the demise of the GOP and the anger of the fringe right toward Obama which is why their candidate lost.  The voters knew better than to listen to the teabag loudmouths who don't even know they're sponsored by the corporate interests they claim to despise. The country (at least conservative, rural upstate New York) didn't seem ready for a Party of Crazy and said so by electing their first Democrat in 157 years. That's a pretty damning repudiation of Palin's Facebook followers and Beck's 9/12 Boneheads.

Chris Kelly has more.

Like Armadillo Joe, Hoping to Pop in Here More Often...

Posted by Fraulein

Finally checking back in after a shamefully long absence, I've been inspired by Armadillo Joe's recent posts to give a brief update on my own disappearance. I've been dealing with some minor health issues, and hope to have it all resolved soon. Once I'm on the mend, hopefully in a week or so, I plan to dive back into the political news!

Take care, Blog-o-Maniacs, and keep the faith for decent health care reform--we may see that happen yet.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Very Classy, Rush

Limbaugh's remarks on Dierdre Scozzafava, the Republican candidate for the Congressional seat in New York's 23rd District, who has suspended her run for due to wingnut mania and has since endorsed the Democratic candidate:
"We can say she is guilty of widespread bestiality. She has screwed every RINO in the country. Everyone can see just how phony and dangerous they are. 2010 might be a nightmare for PETA. Tow animals may become extinct: RINOs and Blue Dog Democrats."
They just keep eating each other alive. Let the feeding frenzy continue!

The Price of Prosperity

posted by Armadillo Joe

A new photography exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. documents the price our oil dependency -- not just in the US but across the whole planet -- exacts on our landscapes both near and far.  It is sobering to contemplate and we really must ask the hard questions about how much is enough and what else we can do.

Edward Burtynsky: Oil from Corcoran Gallery of Art on Vimeo.