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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

that about covers it

In a post titled good for you, asshole Thers at Whiskey Fire takes the words right out of my mouth.

I completely approve of Blagojevich's decision to go ahead and name a new senator. Sure, he's being an asshole, but there's a certain "joie de fuck you" quality to the announcement that you just have to admire. This is a man who owns his asshole-ness. "Yeah, I have this stupid haircut, and you think I'm I'm going to jail, but here's your motherfucking Senator, and if you don't like it, bite me, suckers!" 


Okay, I would not have come up with "joie de fuck you," but I will steal it. Thank you very much.

Monday, December 29, 2008

what a fucking waste

17 weeks and what happens?  The Cowboys take a giant shit on the field.   This was embarrassing. Genius Jerry says that he is not going to change the coaching staff. WTF?  I hate the cowboys right now. Really.

Now the Phillies have beat the Mets the last two years and now the Eagles smash the Cowboys. Upon further review I hate Philadelphia and everything that godforsaken city stands for, that's all.


Update: As P Points out in comments I am going to see the Jazz play Philly tonight.  DIE, SIXERS, DIE!!!1?11!!!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

welcome to amerikkka

This is somewhat related to this post.  Apparently, during the aftermath of Katrina white vigilantes went around shotting "looters."  As we all know in amerikka looters are always black.  Here is the tube and the story in The Nation.  Read the whole thing and fall in love with amerikkka again.


Christmas comes early for people obsessed with virginty

I t can be dangerous reading feminist blogs because you find out about stuff like this...  The Aritificial virginity hymen. WTF? 
No more worry about losing your virginity. With this product, you can have your first night back anytime. Insert this artificial hymen into your vagina carefully. It will expand a little and make you feel tight. When your lover penetrate, it will ooze out a liquid that look like blood not too much but just the right amount. Add in a few moans and groans, you will pass through undetectable.


Really?  Really?  This country is truly fucked up.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

When they come they will have our bikes

Why don't the Japanese realize the danger humanity faces from the looming robot menace.  Don't they remember what happened with science gone wrong, for example GODZILLA.  Here is the tube of robots parking bikes.


elements of awesome

The periodic table of awesome.  This is great, except how did mountain dew(#5) get ahead of beer(#6) and Chuck Norris(#11) get ahead of boobs(#13). Just sayin'

h/t Kottke

update: Can't go wrong with the top two though. Bacon(#1) and Ninja(#2)

QB's and teachers

Malcolm Gladwell has a peice in The New Yorker that compares drafting NFL Quarterbacks to hiring teachers.  I think it is aeffective peice that shows some of the weaknesses in our current education model.

He follows up on his blog with this.

All of this is a long way of saying that instead of resisting the implausibility of the pairing of NFL quarterbacks and teachers, it is actually more interesting to embrace it. And what happens when you do that? You discover that the psychological situation facing the gatekeeper in both cases is identical: that confronted with a prediction deficit, the human impulse is to tighten standards, when it fact it should be to loosen standards.


This seems right to me.




Wednesday, December 17, 2008

I get Christmas cards

People send me Christmas cards and I think that sending Christmas cards is nice. But not nice enough for me send them to people so here is my Christmas card.  

Friday, December 12, 2008

what the big shitpile does for the republic party

The economic meltdown is a great boon for the Republic party, and the longer it lasts the better it is for them. If the economy free falls it will allow the republicans to have the political cover necessary to gut spending on domestic programs. This may include getting rid of the Soviet Security and most other entitlements. The fact that the rest of us will be eating dog food is of no concern of theirs.

Of course we will still spending enough on the military to keep the deficits around and feed the defense contractors in our Invasion world tour that will surely begin to keep people's minds off of the miserable lives they are leading. Just sayin'.


Update: Atrios nails it.
Republicans are going to be in smash and destroy mode. It's really all they know. Well, that and looting.

fearless NFL predicitions

The Cowboys will beat the Giants this week. The Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl. Write it down.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cowboys' December support group: part deux

The awesomeness never stops. Now T.O. and Romo are fighting apparently. Good times Cowboys' fans, good times.

Update: It is even worse than first reported. The defense backs Owens and the coaches and owner say "Its all good." UGH!

anti-gay marriage argument fail

Here is Jon Stewart spanking the Huckster on gay marriage.

Detroit Fail City

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

K-Rod to Mets

At least there is something good happening.

fantasy football fail

I lost my game this week and I missed the playoffs. UGH!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cowboy's December support group:part one

Jerry Jones "surprised" Barber did not play. WTF?

Witten takes the blame. Which is exactly what I said as the play happened.

Yes, its true the Cowboys are trying to kill me.  It almost feels inevitable that we will fade in December now.  Oh well, it is what it is.  Hopefully, I'll feel better as the week goes on.

the joys of the drug war: fuck the police edition

This is awesome.  One of main unintended concequences that the drug war produces is the loss of respect for the law and agents of the law.  This is because it turns police from protectors of the law to breakers of the law. Just sayin'.

Here is the video.

Old black water, keep on rollin(or not.)

5 blackwater gaurds are charged with manslaughter.  I hope the prosecutions don't end there.  Ther are alot more high ranking people who deserve to be prosecuted.  The truth about the Bush torture regime and it's victims needs to be brought fully to light.  That said, hopefully this is just a start.

when they come they will break dance


Friday, December 5, 2008

thank you mr. president

Apparently the Bush-disaster Katrina is still displacing and harming kids.  

The health problems of Hurricane Katrina children are daunting. When the Children’s Health Fund, whose mobile health clinics have provided the only doctors and psychologists available to many of these families, reviewed the charts of children seen this year, researchers with the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University found that 41 percent under age 4 had iron-deficiency anemia — twice the rate for children in New York City’s homeless shelters. Anemia, often attributable to poor nutrition, is associated with developmental problems and academic underachievement.


And those trailers they are filled with formaldehyde which of course all growing children need.
“Not only has their health not improved since the storm,” the study said, “over time it has declined to an alarming level.”

This President(and this country) is completely fucked up.  I find this intolerable.  Why can't we function at even the most basic level.  If these were white kids I gurantee you something would be done.  This is important to remember, yes we elected a black man president but we still ignore the institutional racism that exists throughout our society.  Katrina is the biggest example recently, but schools and the criminal justice system dysfunctionally rascist. So lets not break our arms patting ourselves on the back.

the joys of the drug war: Mexico edition

I don't even have anything snarky to say about this.

The sedated patient, his bullet wounds still fresh from a shootout the night before, was lying on a gurney in the intensive care unit of a prestigious private hospital here late last month with intravenous fluids dripping into his arm. Suddenly, steel-faced gunmen barged in and filled him with even more bullets. This time, he was dead for sure.
Drug war, FAIL.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

not so deep thought

I guess we have become stoopider since 1943.

i got nothin

The intertubes are boring in these dark times.  But at least I'm not Plaxico.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Romo for MVP

The case is made by self-described romo-sexual at Cold Hard Football Facts.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

holiday weekend LOL blogging

A bad ass.
funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals


Christmas in Africa.

He couldn't be more proud.

Phtsics humor can't get enough.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

the great turkey debate

Yglesias demands that the domination of the nation by turkey end now.  I tend to agree, when does anyone eat turkey besides Thanksgiving?  That's what I thought.  Ezra, a "politcal realist," says it is not the birds fault it is ours.  He points out this column by Mark Bittman pointing to another way to make turkey that sounds way better than the traditional method. So there.  Of course this post is way too late to help anybody, whatev.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

robot menace update

Ezra Klein points out this NYT peice.

Robots have fared best, Dr. Teller said, in highly structured environments made just for them, and in the company of other robots. “If you took a welding bot from an assembly line and put it in your local body shop, it would end up killing somebody in about 30 seconds,” he said. “It would weld a person to a wall.”


It is almost go time folks.

Friday, November 21, 2008

riding the night train...

or showing my growing man crush on Ta-Nehisi Coates.



Simply the best.  

Update: in honor of Chinese Democracy.


on being a cowboys fan

Coates is a much better writer than I am and expresses this much more effectively than I could.  Read the the whole thing. But this stands out.

Anyway, as any Cowboy fan can attest, being a Dallas fan in the 80s may have been the worst possible decade to pledge. The Cowboys were two things in 80s--really awful, or a game away from the Super Bowl.  I think we went to three straight NFC championships--and lost. Shit was rough. Imagine being a six-year old kid when "The Catch" happened. But I've been there for it all--for Hogeboom, for Landry brining Ed Jones back out because of fans, for Jerry firing the whole lot of everyone. That 92 game against the 49ers was such great payback--the 49ers ruined my childhood, and to beat them in that way had me floating for a week. The thing is this--I'm old school like Dexter Clinkscales, Rafael Septien, and Tony Hill. How can I switch now? 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tony Romo: Mensch

Romo took a homeless guy to the movies. Which led to this text exchange between me and BBA.

BBA: Yo did happy homo n jessica break up cause i heard he is dating some homeless guy named doc...

Me: Fuck you!

told you so

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

new template

I changed my template so that photos and such wouldn't be cropped out. So... expect alot more lolcats pictures I guess. (wink face)

how gay marriage would effect us

song chart memes
more music charts

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

say hello to...

This Too shall pass.  It is my buddy's blog, so read it. That is all.

food blogging

DIY hot sauce.  In an effort to escape or at least slowly choke off my addiction to politics I am reading blogs on other subjects.  Food blogging is awesome and this NYT blog is cool, so I have added it to the blogroll.

googlephile



Google is hosting pictures from LIFE magazine from 1860s onward it is super cool if you have nothing to do with your day. (wink face)

Here are some Utah pics.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

why people vote for republic party

This has been around for a minute and I meant to write about it but with the election I never found the time.  Jonathan Haidt makes the case that liberals "don't get it" about right wing voters because they operate through a different moral foundations.  

I would say that the second rule of moral psychology is that morality is not just about how we treat each other (as most liberals think); it is also about binding groups together, supporting essential institutions, and living in a sanctified and noble way.
When Republicans say that Democrats "just don't get it," this is the "it" to which they refer....
A Durkheimian ethos can't be supported by the two moral foundations that hold up a Millian society (harm/care and fairness/reciprocity). My recent research shows that social conservatives do indeed rely upon those two foundations, but they also value virtues related to three additional psychological systems: ingroup/loyalty (involving mechanisms that evolved during the long human history of tribalism), authority/respect (involving ancient primate mechanisms for managing social rank, tempered by the obligation of superiors to protect and provide for subordinates), and purity/sanctity (a relatively new part of the moral mind, related to the evolution of disgust, that makes us see carnality as degrading and renunciation as noble). These three systems support moralities that bind people into intensely interdependent groups that work together to reach common goals..

I find this pretty convincing and Haidt gives some useful advice for the Democrats to try and take fuller advantage of the latter three moral foundations.  However the Enlightenment thinker in me can't help but think that instead pandering to these factors we should try to change them.  Be cause to me ingroup/loyalty reads, tribalism, authority/respect eqauls hierarchy and blind obedience, purity/sanctity is disgust.(Obviously I followed the author's lead.)  

The problem being that all of these values are fear based, the first two are probably part of our primate brain, and I find that operating out of fear to be a troubling way to live, which perhaps explains why I am a liberal/commie.(also the fact that this post is the first time I have used the label morality is a pretty good indicator that I lack the latter three moral foundations.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

the times they are a changin'

Bob Dylan says.

"I was born in 1941," he said, a wavering sentimentality in his scratchy voice. "That was the year they bombed Pearl Harbor. I've been living in darkness ever since. It looks like things are going to change now."

in praise of subtle remonstrance*

This seems like a good idea.  

So the other day, when a stroller-pushing mother semi-vigorously bumped into me at Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street — this corner is apparently the Bermuda Triangle of manners — I expressed remorse, and added, “No one says I’m sorry anymore, so I do it for them.”

“O.K..”

“My idea is that if I say I’m sorry, then at least the words have been released into the universe.”

She stared at me with equal parts irritation and faint horror, as if I had just asked her to attend a three-hour lecture on the history of the leotard.

I continued: “The apology gets said, even if it’s not by the right person. It makes me feel better. And maybe you’ll know what to say next time.”

“Wow,” she said. (The tickets for the leotard lecture were $200, or $500 at the door.)

And then, finally, came the words I have longed these many months to hear: “I’ll think about it.”


I think I will give it a try.

*I promise no more NYT links today I just couldn't help it.

things i didn't know about something i thought i knew all about*

Burroughs and Kerouac wrote a book together in 1945.  I am a huge fan of the Beat writers so I am surprised I had not heard of this book.  Apparently it was not very good.

None of these one-dimensional slackers are remotely interesting as individuals, but together they give the reader a sense of the seedy, artsy world Kerouac and Burroughs inhabited in New York during the war years. And so these, really, are the only reasons to read this undistinguished book: for the period picture it provides of the city — think of Billy Wilder’s “Lost Weekend” crossed with Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” — and for the semi-autobiographical glimpses it offers of the two writers before they found their voices and became bohemian brand names.

*alternate title: I should read the NYT more or I will lose my cultural-elistist-amerikkkahating card.


remebrance day poem: dulce et decorum est

"Dulce et Decorum Est "

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.

Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! -- An ecstasy of fumbling,
Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;
But someone still was yelling out and stumbling
And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime . . .
Dim, through the misty panes and thick green light,
As under I green sea, I saw him drowning.

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.

If in some smothering dreams you too could pace
Behind the wagon that we flung him in,
And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,
His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;
If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud
Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, --
My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
To children ardent for some desperate glory,
The old lie: Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori.
Wilfred Owen

Update: Here is a good article on Wilfred Owen.

the south will fall again

NYT says.  I only hope we can have a latter day General Sherman who can burn the whole fucking thing down again.

The region’s absence from Mr. Obama’s winning formula means it “is becoming distinctly less important,” said Wayne Parent, a political scientist at Louisiana State University. “The South has moved from being the center of the political universe to being an outside player in presidential politics.”

Amen!

Non political blogging finally...

I have never heard of the Big Five personality test.  But it was interesting.

Openness to Experience/Intellect
        High scorers tend to be original, creative, curious, complex; Low scorers tend to be conventional, down to earth, narrow interests, uncreative.
        You are relatively open to new experiences.    (Your percentile: 65)
 
Conscientiousness
        High scorers tend to be reliable, well-organized, self-disciplined, careful; Low scorers tend to be disorganized, undependable, negligent.
        You probably have a messy desk!    (Your percentile: 8)
 
Extraversion
        High scorers tend to be sociable, friendly, fun loving, talkative; Low scorers tend to be introverted, reserved, inhibited, quiet.
        You are neither particularly social or reserved.    (Your percentile: 48)
 
Agreeableness
        High scorers tend to be good natured, sympathetic, forgiving, courteous; Low scorers tend to be critical, rude, harsh, callous.
        You find it easy to criticize others.    (Your percentile: 6)
 
Neuroticism
        High scorers tend to be nervous, high-strung, insecure, worrying; Low scorers tend to be calm, relaxed, secure, hardy.
        You are generally relaxed.    (Your percentile: 22)
 

I am not sure if this describes me or not? Thoughts?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

its not civil...

but it is exactly how I feel.  Rude Pundit is worth quoting at length.

Because yesterday, the United States of America, east, west, north, and south, motherfuckers, shook its collective ass at and farted in the face of the Bush administration, of John McCain, and of the entire right wing that, since Ronald Reagan, has yanked this nation further and further rightward like it's a leashed dog. We bit the hand that fed us, man, and the blood tastes so very good....
A great big "fuck you" to the warmongers, the fearmongers, the hatemongers, and the neocons. Last night, we said to them, "You can't scare us anymore." And we shoved their Iraq and their 9/11 whoring and their Iran threat and their WMDs and their pre-emptive doctrines and their Gitmo and their torture right up Dick Cheney's ass and laughed while he tried to get it out 'cause it burns his sphincter so fucking badly....


and finally for the conclusion...

Let us dance, motherfuckers, mad, grotesque, ancient dances that lead us into ripping our clothes off, eating the hearts of our enemies, and fucking like the carnal goddamned human beings we are, all around the burning flames of an ideology that told us we were traitors and un-American. No, we can say now, loudly, this is what America is.


I totally agree.  that's all.

and now we can laugh


Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Teh funny.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

it's over

going to drink, liberally, I suppose.  Oh yeah, Obama wins. I almost don't believe it.

yes, Virginia there is a Democrat!


Tell any one you know in Virginia to get out and vote.

not so deep thought: crystal ball edition

We will know in a few hours if Obama won.  What will the republic party response be to an Obama victory?  Well, gee, let me tell ya'.  It will go something like this.

  • Obama and acorn and william ayers stole the election.  
  • We only lost because we weren't hardcore enough.
  • Obama has no mandate, he stole the elction.
  • The librul media lies and we are huge victims of this vast conspiracy, they hate baby jesus and are coming for your guns.
  • "Hold it! Next man makes a move, the nigger gets it!"*
  • or maybe this...
  • and finally acceptance...."I guess life in the gulag isn't so bad after all." They will say as they cling bitterly to their guns and religion.


Your thoughts?  

*Egregious Blazing Saddles quote, that doesn't really work but it makes me laugh.  And I couldn't find the youtube for it.

Friday, October 31, 2008

palin's stupid really buuurrrns

When the media criticizes her it violates her First Amendment rights.  Is this silly trollop for real?
Read for yourself.

"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."


Can't make this shit up.  Please vote against this crazy like a dumbass wingnut.  Seriously.... I got nothin'.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Obama X



What Ezra says.  

Granted, it's probably (okay, certainly) not true. But if that crazy person who runs Atlas Shrugged is right and Barack Obama really is the son of Malcolm X, that would make my day. Honestly, who wouldn't give Malcolm props for that one? And think there's anyway we can fit Tupac into the bloodline? Or maybe Obama actually is Tupac? You know that whole shooting was some bullshit, right?

I'm not even sure why this is a bad thing if it was true.  Oh yeah, BIG SCARY BLACK MAN!!!  OOGAABOOGAAAA! Of Course, I am a flaming commie, so I hope he is Malcolm's son.

you can vote however you like


If you don't get the reference, it is T.I.'s new album which rocks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

the dementia of hugh hewitt

If he believes this he is in for a long, lonely eight years(at least.)

McCain is back in "bitter" "redneck" "racist" PA today, signaling as does Pelosi's comments that there's a great deal going on in the lectorate that is off the MSM's screen (or on it but ignored in the effort to drag a faltering Obama over the finish line.)


Really, Hugh can I have some that weed cause you are bogartin' and I don't think it is good for you.

(Remember to vote!)

lets kick these people to the curb


Seriously.  
Now on to something completely different.
I am completely in the bag for Obama and have been for a while, but once he is elected the important thing to remember is that we are going to have to hold his feet to the fire.  It is not enough to elect a Democrat, we need to make sure he follows progressive policies and doesn't buckle to the blue dogs and the Republic party.  Even after a landslide you won't see the party of crazy become reasonable.  They will fight every good idea and try to force the wingnut aganda even after they are exiled.  The point being voting is only the beginning,  we have to stay active and make sure that progressive policies are enacted.  VOTE!

one week muthas


Great speech.  Make sure you vote and your friends and kids etc... VOTE!

Monday, October 27, 2008

so it begins

The ATF broke up a plot to assassinate Obama.

Friday, October 24, 2008

in local news(sort of)

If you didn't know the local religion here in the city of saints is bank rolling the effort to end gay marriage in California.  Andrew Sullivan has covered this here.  Among other places.  But here is an article in the Salt Lake Tribune explains the tactics of the Church leadership. 

 The LDS First Presidency announced its support for Proposition 8 in a letter read in every Mormon congregation. Since then, California LDS leaders have prompted members to sign up volunteers, raise money, pass out brochures produced by outsiders and distribute lawn signs and bumper stickers. Bishops have devoted whole Sunday school classes and the weekly Relief Society and priesthood meetings to outlining arguments against same-sex marriage. Some have pointedly asked members for hefty financial donations, based on tithing. Others have even asked members to stand or raise their hands to publicly indicate their support.  

It also explores the costs of Mormon homophobia.  

"I do expect the church to face a high cost - both externally and internally - for its prominent part in the campaign," said LDS sociologist and Proposition 8 supporter Armand Mauss of Irvine, Calif. He believes church leaders feel a "prophetic imperative" to speak out against gay marriage. 
    "The internal cost will consist of ruptured relationships between and among LDS members of opposing positions, sometimes by friends of long standing and equally strong records of church activity," Mauss said. "In some cases, it will result in disaffection and disaffiliation from the church because of the ways in which their dissent has been handled by local leaders." 



This is very Christ-like, while I am not particularly anti-LDS (Not more than I am against any religion, anyway) this is despicable but predictable behavior by a church that worships the values of the neo-lithic age.  Here is one woman's response to her church's efforts.

The thought of going to church in her southern California LDS ward makes Carol Oldham cry. She can't face one more sermon against same-sex marriage. She can't tolerate the glares at the rainbow pin on her lapel.     Oldham, a lifelong Mormon, is troubled by her church's zeal in supporting a California ballot initiative that would define marriage as between one man and one woman. She feels the church is bringing politics into her sanctuary.

"It has tainted everything for me," Oldham said, choking up during a telephone interview. "I am afraid to go there and hear people say mean things about gay people. I am in mourning. I don't know how long I can last."


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama and teh cool

This is awesome.  Ezra puts it better than I could.

One of the side stories to Obama's appeal among the youth is that he's actually, well, cool...  And this has an actual effect. There's lots of chatter in the media about Sarah Palin's ability to speak the "language" of the conservative base, or of rural America, and how that matters. Obama's tendencies are dismissed as somewhat frivolous affectations. But Obama is speaking in a language familiar to younger Americans -- he's the first candidate who is recognizable to that generation, and my sense is it's going to manifest in two weeks, where the youth actually do turn out for him, rather than proving a disappointingly unreliable constituency as they have in the past.
I would only add vote early and encourage everyone else to as well, that is all.

h/t Ta_Nahesi Coates(If you aren't reading him, start.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Apparently, I Screwed Up

Apparently, I Screwed Up


TELL EVERYONE TO VOTE!!!11!!!  I AM VOTING ON SATURDAY. VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE!VOTE

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Who the fuck is still undecided?

David Sedaris sums up my feelings.

I look at these people and can’t quite believe that they exist. Are they professional actors? I wonder. Or are they simply laymen who want a lot of attention?
To put them in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”
To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

h/t Andrew sullivan

New NARAL mailer




Just sayin.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

not so deep thought

Do the wingnuts know what socialism means?

UPDATE
This dude clearly doesn't.



"Beyond socialism." WTF does that mean?

Glenn Beck wants everyone to have pie!!! And A PONY.


UPDATE II
From Wiki.
"Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating social or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society."

That is exactly Obama's plan isn't it?

your republic party



These people make me ashamed to be an Amerikkkan.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

the cubs will never ever win the world series

Sad but true.

quote of the campaign

"I think McCain is down to seeds and stems."
Rick Hertzberg of the New Yorker

You said it, brother.

turn out the lights...

The party's over...for you john mcshame.  After the debate last night Obama clearly is going to dominate this elction.  Even wingnuts are unable to deny this now.  Andy McCarthy at The Corner.

With due respect, I think tonight was a disaster for our side.  I'm dumbfounded that no one else seems to think so.  Obama did everything he needed to do, McCain did nothing he needed to do.  What am I missing?


Even instadumbass admits Obama won.

But in retrospect I have to say that I think Obama did better than it seemed at the time. This morning, my strongest impression is that McCain seemed to be trying too hard to close the deal, and frustrated that it wasn't happening. Obama, despite a lot of stammering and some ill-advised references to Delaware, seemed a lot more comfortable. I think he passed the threshold acceptability test with the audience, which -- for people looking for "change" -- is probably enough.



Sullivan has the run down of the right's reax..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

the stoopid, it burns

Shorter Kristol:  I wanna bone palin down...and Obama is a terrorist.

Shorter Jonah Goldberg:  I also wanna bone palin down but not until she learns to lie better.(ed. This one really burns.)

Shorter Rich Lowry: Republicans, Good for the economy. Because we say so.

Shorter Jack Cashill:  A Terrorist wrote Obama's book. Lets string 'im up.

Shorter Dr. Helen:  What me worry about the economy?  It's all in your head stupid.

h/t Sadly,No! They read this shit so you don't have to.

teh funny

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures



Enough with the politics Chancelot.

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you can't trust corparations

Because after an $85 billion dollar bailout AIG execs go to disneeland.

palin of the white camelia

I love them amerikkkans.  

In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric's questions for her "less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media." At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, "Sit down, boy."

This is your republic party.  It is an unhinged unamerican group filled with hate because the world isn't 5,000 years old and baby jesus is not going to suck them off when they die. 

I FUCKING HATE THESE PEOPLE AND WISH THEY WOULD DIE.  Doesn't really fit on a bumper sticker does it?  But palin's brain would.

Monday, October 6, 2008

mcsame goes mcnasty...

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures
see Sarah Palin pictures

mcsame goes negative...but we all knew that was coming. Negative is all he has left. Except this kind of adulation and cult of personality, wingnutty nonsense from Rich Lowry that you might have missed.

I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, "Hey, I think she just winked at me." And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America. This is a quality that can't be learned; it's either something you have or you don't, and man, she's got it.


Wow! I mean WOW!!!

america the blindfolded

It has always amazed me that in Israel it is possible to criticize Israeli policy in the occupied territories, but in America you are considered an anti-semite or terrorist if you do. This column
by Gideon Levy in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz is further proof of this strange phnomenon.  It is worth quoting at length.

This was a routine year, another year of the occupation of which no end is in sight. From Rosh Hashana 5768 to Rosh Hashana 5769 our forces killed 584 Palestinians, 95 of them minors. Many fewer than in 2002, when 989 were killed; many more than in 2005, with 190 killed. Eighteen Israelis were also killed in the past year, many more than in the previous year, when just five were killed, and much less than in 2002, when 184 Israelis were killed. All in all, an average year for bloodshed. 

All of this was observed by Israeli society with eyes covered. Even the nearly 60 Palestinians who were killed on one black summer day in Gaza barely earned a mention in the newspapers. With eyes covered, Israeli society continued to look at the routine of the occupation, the mothers in labor who lost their babies at checkpoints, the farmers victimized by lawless settlers, the night raids, the unemployment, the poverty and the hope that died long ago. 

This could never be published in America outside the most lefty publication.  The suggestion that the United States and Israel have different interests is met with approbation and accusations of Jew hating. 
 

Thursday, October 2, 2008

non stupid white people... yes they exist



Like Ta-Nehisi said, "This is John Brown For 2008." Send it to your friends get the word out!

mcsame+ truth=epic fail

Yglesias compiles a video montage of mcsames claims of havin seen the big shitpile coming. This guy is hard to take, if y'all amerikkkans elect him you get what you deserve.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

shorter mcsame

"I get free health care but fuck all ya'll!"




Why doesn't he return his free health care if he is so against free health care? Well We all know why that is. right?