Friday, January 29, 2010 Vol
2463 - Bricking the River
"Republicans have found their bumper sticker, their slogan, their rallying cry, it's
one word: No. You can read that on a bumper. Our
bumper sticker has way too many words. And it says,
'Continued on next bumper sticker.' " -- Al Franken, Link
Today's Tequila Treehouse...
from Sam Clauder
I'm such a douche
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"I killed that doctor to prevent more abortions." -- Scott Roeder, murdering
Hey asshole, it doesn't work that way.
What's next,. you murder the president of McDonald's because he
kills kids with obesity?
Or you murder a Toyota salesman because the gas pedal might stick?
You're going to spend 25 years getting raped in a cage, asshole.
I think you got off easy.
Excerpt: Thanks in part to the Supreme Court and our diligent
friends at Citizens United, the United States
has now moved a step closer to formally adopting
a "one-dollar, one vote" political system.
Citizens United, and its head honcho, David Bossie,
had a hand in virtually every lurid smear of Bill Clinton.
Newt Gingrich fired him for distributing doctored
audiotapes falsely implicating Hillary Clinton in wrongdoing.
During the 2008 primaries, Bossie helped produce
another video attacking then-Sen. Clinton. Citizens United
was free to sell it or give it away. Due to its
corporate funding, however, the Federal Election Commission ruled
that campaign finance laws prohibited its being
broadcast as a political commercial.
Five radical-right judicial activists on the U.S.
Supreme Court disagreed. Brushing aside a century of lawmaking
and judicial precedent dating back to Theodore
Roosevelt, they ruled that when it comes to political speech,
you, I, General Electric, Toyota and Goldman
Sachs have exactly the same free speech rights.
Corporate executives are now free to use unlimited
company funds in support of causes and candidates friendly
to the bottom line. Not their own personal money,
mind you, but that of an abstract, purely legal entity having no
passions or loyalties beyond economic self-interest.
Even if the corporation is a multinational headquartered
on Wall Street, in London, Tokyo or Beijing.
"The truth is the flares went up about 10 days
before that Massachusetts election. There wasn't much discussion about
the implications if the thing went the other way." -- David Axelrod, on how they
dropped the ball - again, Link
As someone who has been in software for over 30
years I have to ask Toyota this question,
“Have you ruled out the computer?”
As I understand it the cars in question are all
“drive by wire” cars. Unlike the cars I drove as a teen
where the gas pedal was connected to the carborator
with metal rods, these days the pedal is an
input device that merely indicates to the car’s
computer how fast the driver wishes to go.
The computer is what directly controls the engine
Even if the gas pedal was actually sticking the
computer could be programmed to detect a faulty pedal
and shut down the engine automatically upon fault
detection. Such software would be trivial to implement
and could save lives until the real problem is
determined. However there seems to be evidence of cases
that defy the pedal theory and that Toyota should
be looking at the computer.
I agree - we're not getting the straight story.
They say the floor mats are causing the problem.
Excerpt: Obama pledged on Wednesday night to push forward
with his agenda, declaring "I don't quit."
But the fighting spirit that infused his first
State of the Union address gave rise to the question of
whether the president can find a political strategy
that will fulfill his rhetoric.
And at the same time, his continued emphasis on
bipartisanship worried Democrats, while failing to appease Republicans.
Some Democrats expressed concerns Wednesday night
that he had failed to learn a key lesson:
that efforts to find bipartisan consensus invariably
lead to watered-down legislation that still doesn't get the GOP votes.
"It is fine if he wants to meet with Republicans
once a week, but I hope he doesn't think those meetings will produce anything,"
says Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster who
worked on the losing side of the Coakley race.
"I hope he understand that bipartisanship won't
work and it won't produce the results he wants.
"Voters do hunger for that bipartisanship tone,'
Lake added. 'I just hope Obama doesn't believe it himself.'"
It seems Obama has two choices:
He can be a successful president
or he can be the president who was nice to the "Up
yours, nigger" bastards.
Excerpt: The Senate voted yesterday on a proposal to create
a bipartisan commission on deficit reduction.
The effort failed -- "only" a 53-member majority
supported the idea.
It's worth noting what yesterday's vote tells
us about Senate Republican attitudes right now.
Six GOP senators co-sponsored the legislation,
and then voted against their own idea. The Republicans said the commission might have
told them what they didn't want to hear, and should therefore not exist.
Among those voting against it: Republicans Brownback,
Crapo (ha ha)
John Ensign the adulterer,
Kay Bailey Hutchifelon, James Pissquik Inhofe
of Oklahoma and grumpy old John McCain.
We've heard plenty of rhetoric of late about how
Obama just needs to reach out more to Republicans.
But how can anyone take such an approach seriously
when leading GOP lawmakers
oppose their own ideas because they may be asked
to accept bipartisan concessions?
"I was thinking back to the first State of
the Union Address with Clinton, and I thought this guy can say things that are untrue
with greater conviction than anyone I’ve ever seen. I honestly think that Obama is better.
And I don’t mean that unkindly." -- Jim Inhofe, being nice,
"Says the guy who sucked up Bush’s Iraq-has-WMD
lie like it was creamed corn." -- barfly, Link
"Is it just me, or are there a lot of disingenuous
stupid shits speaking for Oklahoma these days?" -- Frugalchariot, Link
"Obama's got me on the mind, folks. I
am in his head. That 'I hope he fails' is reverberating in there and it's
still bouncing around and it has not been forgotten." -- Der vulgar Pigboy,
impressed with his own importance,
The handsome, athletic pol with the comely wife
and two lovely daughters who precipitously rose
from the State Legislature to pull us all together.
The fresh face and disarming underdog America’s
been waiting for, someone who suffered through
his parents’ divorce, watched his mom go on welfare
and survived some wayward youthful behavior
to become disciplined and successful - a lawyer,
a lawmaker and a devoted family guy who does dog duty.
Someone who’s always game for a game of pickup
basketball, loves talking sports and even boasts
beefcake photos. A pro-choice phenom propelled
into higher office by conservatives, independents
and Democrats, a surprise winner with a magical
The New One is the shimmering vessel that we are
pouring all our hopes and dreams into
after the grave disappointment of the Last One,
The only question left is: Why isn’t Scott Brown
delivering the State of the Union? He’s the Epic One
we want to hear from. All that inexperience can
really be put to good use here.
Obama’s Oneness has been one-upped.
Jesus, if I could write that incoherently, I'd have a Pulitzer on my
Excerpt: The mistress of John Edwards wants a "very
private and personal" videotape back from a scumbag
who wrote a book about the politician, according
to court documents obtained Friday by The Whore AP.
Rielle Hunter was granted a temporary restraining
order against former Edwards aide Andrew Young.
It seeks the return of photos and videos, including
one she says she made in 2006 while working for Edwards.
"In or about September 2006, I authored a personal
video that depicted matters of a very private and personal nature,"
Hunter wrote in an affidavit filed Thursday.
"In 2006, I was also having an intimate relationship with Edwards."
On the same broadcast on NPR that I heard about
Ford's success in turning a profit came the news
that Toyota was suspending sales of about eight
of its vehicle models due to a faulty accelerator pedal.
Turns out the two recalls, a week apart, will
affect about 6.5 million cars manufactured in four mostly
southern states. Tonight it was being blamed
on an outsourced parts manufacturer in the U.S.
Toyota has now utterly lost its stellar reputation
for quality, probably for good.
Doesn't something smell fishy here?
The take-down of the number one car company in
the world? Accident?
One tiny .01 milimeter of calibration off on
the computerized gizmo that makes the pedal?
We know all big corporations have their own intelligence
units, and regularly engage in espionage.
Hell, most of our intelligence apparatus has
been outsourced to private companies.
Am I too paranoid?
Barbara in Upstate New York
I don't think it's a problem.
It's only newsworthy in that Toyota has made near-perfect vehicles
for so many years.
Is there any sign those people who still believe
President Obama and Democrats in Congress
are a bunch of socialists have any idea how angry
those of us on the left are right now?
Does Fox News just never say anything about that
so this disappointment on the part of liberals doesn’t exist to them?
I was sort of hoping some of the fearful mob of
“teabaggers” would notice all those liberal types
expressing their disappointment and anger about
decisions being made and about how anything that
sounds like part of an actual progressive agenda
gets treated like it’s radioactive. It would be a minor
consolation prize if perhaps some people angry
about socialists and communists and all these
non-existent new taxes on the middle class would
realize the people who told them that were liars.
So, we know how disconnected from reality right
wingers are these days, right?
Do you think there will ever be a revelation
on their part when tea baggers have to
compete with liberals and maybe some actual socialist
types for space to protest?
The Democratic party seems to have been taken
over by old-school but sane Republicans.
Personally, I’d like it if the Progressive Caucus
split off and formed their own party in time for
the midterms and before the primaries. A solid
slate of real progressives, both incumbents and
new candidates, would be a welcome change. I’d
like to see a movement like this that wasn’t
just a vehicle for one person to get on the ballot.
Bill F. in Utah
Our whore media can't mention that the Left is angry with Obama because
would make him appear to be a centrist and the whores can make more
by painting Obama as a radical Muslim socialist hell-bent on ruining
Hell, if they are successful at distoring his record
they might get to cover his assassination.
On Jan. 6, Judge Michael Dest added $100K bail
onto my three misdemeanor cases,
each of which I have been cited out on my own
recognizance for as much as 39 months
without ever missing, or even being late for,
a single appearance in court.
I have been in jail ever since.
Judge Dest did this for two reasons – to extort
a plea bargain out of me, and to silence me
by taking me out of circulation because my voice
has been one of the most effective in fighting
political corruption in this county.
I have been convicted of nothing, and I will accept
no plea bargain, because all of these
false and fraudulent charges and accusations
are politically and financially motivated.
So, I remain a political prisoner to keep me from
exposing and fighting the corruption
of the county supervisors, the district attorney
and select Judges-including Michael Dest.
Two court hearings have been scheduled in this
Jan. 29 at 8:30 AM in Department S23 and Feb.
2 at 8:30 AM in Department S23P is a preliminary hearing.
For more information contact:
Attorney Tim Prince (909) 888-1000
Gail Fry (909) 337-4282
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