Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Conservative centerfold dicks own party

Senator GOP Savior Scott Brown actually votes for the jobs bill and the American People, hands a smack down to the 'Party of No'. Awesome.

Conservative centerfold dicks own party

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fear, Inc.

h/t Esteev:
"And yet here's the strange thing: thanks to what didn't happen on Flight 253, the media essentially went mad, 24/7. Newspaper coverage of the failed plot and its ramifications actually grew for two full weeks after the incident until it had achieved something like full-spectrum dominance, according to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism. In the days after Christmas, more than half the news links in blogs related to Flight 253. At the same time, the Republican criticism machine (and the media universe that goes with it) ramped up on the subject of the Obama administration's terror wimpiness; the global air transport system plunked down millions of dollars on new technology which will not find underwear bombs; the homeland security-industrial-complex had a field day; and fear, that adrenaline rush from hell, was further embedded in the American way of life."

And now TSA will start random screening of hands for traces of explosives. When it's your time, it's your time,  be it Ebola or mass transit. I am in greater danger from the two drivers who almost t-boned me on a 10-minute drive or the car of young kids tailgating and yelling at me for Lord-knows-what perceived traffic infraction on the last three minute leg of same trip than a frickin' terrorist. Thank you, nervous soccer moms.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I'm Sick of This Dick

from Balloon Juice:

"It’s official!
by DougJ
Dick Cheney is still vice-president. We have two now.

In the run-up to the Iraq war, Dick Cheney’s appearance on Sunday morning shows was coordinated with stenography in the New York Times. Now it’s coordinated with stenography in Politico. The more things change…
Update. Comment #3 on this Politico piece (h/t demo woman):

It is not Cheyney who is rewriting OUR History, it is the Blacks and the Liberal Murdering Professors! The BLACKS lay claims to; Finding America, Winning the Revolutionary War, The Civil War, all of the Wars after that. They have Invented every good thing known to man. Have a MONTH just for them. Their own Beauty Contest, Racist Organizations set aside, for which my taxes go. Yet as we look around the Globe, at Africa, and every Black Ruled territory, they are stuck in the stone age. So, go ahead and rewrite it. We know the truth, and we know about the Muslims and Blacks!!"

The comment above is typical of frothing Villagers, so will go uncommented upon.

Why do news shows continue to invite Halliburton Hal onto their shows? Have you ever seen another former V.P. injecting himself into the conversation after his tenure as this one? Some of the American people know what you did, Dick "dick" Cheney. You just don't want the others to find out - or understand the ramifications. Go count the millions you made as former CEO of Halliburton before the taxpayers bailed you out by placing your 'only company able to do the job' mercenaries in the middle of a war we were lied into.  Your salary was deferred until after your reign as V.P. You still held your shares in a company that saw stock value rise 3003% in 2006. Comparisons to Darth Vader are apt. Five deferments because you had 'other priorities' when you could have served in Vietnam but you put yourself out as soooo concerned about keeping Americans terrified homeland security.

This is why you don't want the Underwear bomber to appear in a civil court. Too many war crimes to be revealed. Oh, and isn't it interesting that they got so much info from the suspect without water boarding. After he was Mirandized.

Thank God you have your lifetime, Government-funded cadillac health insurance, or your heart might not be beating with those pre-existing conditions and all. The only proof you have a heart is that the 'liberal' media reported it was operated on. Four times. And why have you arranged for your daughter to appear on all the Sunday morning talking heads so often? I mean the not-lesbian one. And why not the lesbian one?

Oh, right - she probably wisely keeps her distance from you.

I believe we will all appear before the judgment seat of Christ - and we all have a ton to answer for - but I'm looking forward to your turn at desperately trying to buy a vowel.


Top five health insurers posted 56 percent profit gains in 2009 | Raw Story

Top five health insurers posted 56 percent profit gains in 2009 Raw Story

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Why, Indeed....

This article from the BBC reminds me of the puzzlement of my friends and family who have lived overseas and benefited from the public health care there - why would Americans not want this?
"Why are so many American voters enraged by attempts to change a horribly inefficient system that leaves them with premiums they often cannot afford?
Why are they manning the barricades to defend insurance companies that routinely deny claims and cancel policies? "
The answer? "Because this is 'Muraca and in the Land of the Free we protect the right of huge profit health insurance corporations to take our premiums and then deny coverage so we have to go bankrupt to save our little Jimmy from brain cancer cuz FREEDOM and not socialism and....USA,USA,USA!!!1!!!"

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Sarah Power Palin uses palm as cheat sheet during Teabagger convention

AP photo

To her credit it's probably the same as when Dubya was being fed his lines through an earpiece during a televised speech. Teleprompters are hard and not useful in a question-and-answer format because you wouldn't know what the questions were going to be....oh, wait...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Can You Tatoo a Likeness of Richard Simmons on My Left Bicep?" (I'm leaving with 'F" troop for Iraq in the morning)

"Why, if gays are allowed into the military, Chambliss said, soon the armed forces will allow all sorts of other things.

Like what?

"Alcohol use, adultery, fraternization, and body art," said Chambliss.

I give you Senator Saxby Chambliss. Because beer and tatoos are presently unheard of in the armed forces.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You can thank Bruce for this

This tax-averse city is about to learn what it looks and feels like when budget cuts slash services most Americans consider part of the urban fabric.

More than a third of the streetlights in Colorado Springs will go dark Monday. The police helicopters are for sale on the Internet. The city is dumping firefighting jobs, a vice team, burglary investigators, beat cops — dozens of police and fire positions will go unfilled.

The parks department removed trash cans last week, replacing them with signs urging users to pack out their own litter.

Neighbors are encouraged to bring their own lawn mowers to local green spaces, because parks workers will mow them only once every two weeks. If that.

Water cutbacks mean most parks will be dead, brown turf by July; the flower and fertilizer budget is zero.

City recreation centers, indoor and outdoor pools, and a handful of museums will close for good March 31 unless they find private funding to stay open. Buses no longer run on evenings and weekends. The city won’t pay for any street paving, relying instead on a regional authority that can meet only about 10 percent of the need.

“I guess we’re going to find out what the tolerance level is for people,” said businessman Chuck Fowler, who is helping lead a private task force brainstorming for city budget fixes. “It’s a new day.”

This should be interesting. All those folks who voted for the Tabor Amendment will now gets to see what a government being required to split any budget surplus among the citizens (and thanks for my $27.50, I'm getting a breakfast burrito and a Big Gulp!) looks like in practice. While the teabaggers yell about taxation they are unconcerned that they, the middle class, the little guy - are the ones who end up taking it in the shorts.
On a federal level, letting the Bush tax cuts expire would result in the top 2% earners in the U.S. reverting back to paying their fair share.


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