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"When's the last time you saw a Republican get any meaningful coverage on TV?" -- Pigboy, saying FOX News
isn't a "meaningful"
Pigboy, don't forget Meet the Whore.
They always feature Rethugs.
Today's Tequila Treehouse...
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Obama on security
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"For some reason, the GOP allowed the cameras
to roll at their retreat during a question time session with Obama, and he spent the
next hour and a half depantsing them. Pretty funny stuff." -- John Cole,
"I wonder who the idiot is who thought this
format -- Republican idiots asking questions of Obama at a podium -- was a good idea. We
might do well in the November elections after all." -- Atrios,
"Watching the entire House Republican Conference
get taken to school by a guy they claim is just an empty suit with
a TelePrompter should make you feel sorry for them." -- Mark Kleiman,
"Obama really is good at this stuff. It doesn't
come across as staged (like it might have with Gore or Kerry) or pissy (like it might with
Democrats in Congress). It comes across like a patient, sane adult talking to crazy children.
Which is exactly what it is." -- Doug J,
"Obama was impressive. He was on the offense
and didn't back down. That's the President we need to see.
He looked like a leader -- a very smart leader." -- Joe Sudbay,
Excerpt: In a state where Obama won by 25% in 2008, carrying
sixteen of Illinois's nineteen congressional districts,
the open Senate race looks very competitive.
The likely winner of the GOP primary for the U.S.
Senate seat on Tuesday is Mark Kirk (ahead by 53% to 18%
in the most recent survey of the primary race).
In the last two U.S. Senate races in Illinois, the GOP candidates
against Obama in 2004 and Dick Durbin in 2008
averaged only 30% of the vote, suggesting that 2010 is a
rare opportunity for a Republican to win in Illinois.
Some conservatives think Kirk is too moderate
for their tastes. But assuming Kirk wins Tuesday, he has a
real shot at winning a Democratic seat -- and
not just any seat, but Obama's former seat, in a very blue state,
against a Democrat who is on the far left side
of the political spectrum. A conservative who sits out such a
contest in November is, in effect, helping Harry
Reid retain his Senate majority.
Maybe a better question is,
"Will the White House claim they were asleep again?"
Pigboy was a judge at Miss America Saturday.
He wishes he was judging little brown boys.
"This President is an arrogant, thin-Skinned,
prevaricator and I could tear him limb from limb (figuratively speaking)
in a Q & A give-and-take.
That's not true. The President has the facts
on his side.
All he has to do is list the facts and
your Kung Fu is no good.
I am watching him act like a haughty,
angry, self-righteous, self-reverential (insert appropriate noun) in his meeting with House Republicans
right now, and he is lecturing them like they are teenagers.
If you thought Obama was angry and self-righteous
in Baltimore, you ought to go a few rounds with me, asshole.
I'll show you what anger and self-righteous
looks like. All Obama did was answer questions and you don't like
the way your small-minded bigots appeared
What an arrogant so-and-so...His tone was utterly
inappropriate, his body language even worse.
You seem to think every horseshit charge
you make will be taken seriously.
Truth is, Obama is the least combative
Democrat in a generation.
He thinks you trogs are worthy of some
respect - and you complain about that?
That was not a polite give-and-take (although
Republicans were polite); it was a stern, rhetoric-filled, in-your-face lecture. He acts as if
nobody ever has the right to question him seriously -- not only his are they not to question his motives, but
his assumpions, his purity, his conclusions, and his own sense of his own exaltedness. This is a man with
the soul of an authoritarian. And that is dangerous." -- Quin Hillyer, Link
Monkey, blow it out your ass.
You're angry because the Rethugs got their asses whipped and
everybody got to see it.
You know it, I know it, the whore press knows it, Bob Dole knows
and thanks to Jon Stewart, the American people know it, too.
You wish you could go back in time and remove those TV cameras
but you can't and everyone saw your flunkies get taken to the
"Women’s Rights groups, like NOW, commendably
call out advertisers and networks for airing sexist and demeaning portrayals
of women that lead to young women’s diminished self-esteem and acceptance
of roles as mere sexed-up objects." w -- Sarah Palin, Jan 26,
who's famous because she's sexed up, on Facebook, Link
"There are so many offensive commercials out
there and, um. There's commercials out there that belittle women and demean
them and make them feel like sex objects and I haven't heard a whole lot of
protest from N.O.W. on that." -- Sarah Palin, Jan 28, on FOX
Subject: Will Iran pass America
in the Space Race?
On this day when Iran has launched a rocket into
space we have to ask ourselves if it is wise for Obama to cut
funding to NASA and cripple our ability to put
people and equipment into space. I'm old enough to remember
how I felt when we first went to the moon and
I was one of those people who skipped school holding my breath
for 4 1/2 minutes to watch Apollo 13 made it
back from an in-flight explosion on the way to the moon.
In the 60s the space race defined our national
identity as explorers. TV shows like Star Trek inspired a new vision
of the future. Yet now we have money to bail
out banks, insurance companies, and auto makers. We have money
to give tax breaks to the rich. We have money
to fund war. But when it comes to our national identity as explorers,
there is no money.
I want the Star Trek Future. I want America to
explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations;
to boldly go where no one has gone before. The
idea that the Iranians are more interested in space than we are tells me
that we have lost our national vision.
Excerpt: Newsweek scooped the press with an article claiming
to know the verdict of the Department of Justice
Office of Professional Responsibility report
on the investigations into the Bush bastards' torture program.
According to Newsweek, the original verdict
of the report was changed after the report was reviewed by the attorneys accused, and
then reassessed by long-time DoJ honcho, David Margolis.
Gee, it must be nice to commit serious, global
crimes and then write your own jury verdict.
Previously, the report concluded that two key
authors - Jay Bybee, now a federal appellate court judge,
and John Yoo, now a law professor - violated
their professional obligations as lawyers when they crafted
a crucial 2002 memo approving torture, say two
Justice sources who asked for anonymity. But the reviewer,
career veteran David Margolis, downgraded that
assessment to say they showed “poor judgment.”
The shift is significant: the original finding
would have triggered a referral to state bar associations for
potential disciplinary action - which, in Bybee’s
case, could have led to an impeachment inquiry.
So if you get caught robbing a liquor store, you must do hard time.
But if you authorize the torture of hundreds of goat herders,
you get to claim "poor judgement" and you walk away unscathed.
Good thing there was no oral sex or use of canabis.
Those "crimes" are taken very seriously in this country.
Excerpt: During the election campaign last year, Obama
and his team did a good job of highlighting the failings
of John McCain. When McCain said the fundamentals
of the economy were sound, Obama was not shy
about telling the American people how out of
touch McCain was. Nor was Obama reluctant to condemn
the failed policies of the Bush bastards, who
presided over the worst economic collapse in 75 years.
But once Obama was in office, he shifted from
campaign mode to governing mode...
Last week it looked as if Obama saw that in order
to govern he needed to return to the campaign.
He talked about bipartisanship, but he also went
on the offensive against Republicans in Congress
and their do-nothing approach to governance...
Obama needs to press his program with the blunt
style of a political campaign, showing the people that
the Republican program lines Republicans up on
the side of the banks, the insurance industry, and the
wealthiest few - the same few who are reaping
those huge bonuses. Obama must continually remind us
that most of the massive deficit now plaguing
us was created by the Bush bastards and much of the rest
was created in order to stem the tide of the
recession that began under Der Monkey Fuhrer.
It should not be hard for Obama and other Democrats
to paint opponents of reform into a corner.
They need not resort to a demagogic populism
to push for responsible laws. They only need to
talk about what is happening in America today.
Otherwise known as Listing the Facts.
That's all they have to do to win, but they refuse
"I so wanted to believe Attorney General Eric
Holder when I sat in on his nomination hearings in D.C. I lost count of how many times he said
'no one is above the law'. Obama, Holder, Leahy, Whitehouse, etc etc… they all say it 'no one is above the
law'. Complete bullshit. Do they want the peasants to believe in this 'no one is above the law' hogwash or
not? Looks like not. "Torture" = poor judgments. Lies under oath about blowjobs = impeachment. God all
mighty it’s blowjobs that gets their justice juices going. Blowjobs. What a pathetic justice system." -- Leen, Link
This is another example of the stupid Democrats trying to play
by the f-ing rules.
Rethugs impeach our guy for having a girlfriend and Democrats
when the Bush bastards rape, rob, murder, torture and invade
Democrats think impeaching the Torture Kings is an abuse of power.
They are such sacless children, I'm ashamed to call myself a
If there was anywhere else to go, I would've gone there years
"Remember, we mustn't 'look back'. Obama thinks
it would be rude to do so." -- StratRat Link
The mayor of Las Vegas says that Obama is not
welcome in his city. In that case, I am not welcome.
I urge others to consider themselves persona
non grata in Las Vegas until our president is welcome there
(whether or not he chooses to go is another matter).
Larry formerly by the Sea
What Obama said was right.
"When times are tough, you tighten your belts.
You don't go buying a boat when you can barely pay your mortgage. You don't blow a
bunch of cash on Vegas when you're trying to save for college."
Truth is, you can go to Vegas and spend very little money.
There are at least 100 free things to do in Vegas, including just walking
around and seeing the sites.
If the mayor of Vegas wants to be stupid, that shouldn't discourage
people from going.
If I can't sell my Southwest Airlines tickets, we'll go to Vegas rather
than let them expire.
Last time we went to Vegas we got a great room for $56 and they threw
in a bottle of vodka.
No other city in America gives you value like Las Vegas.
You've got to hand it to Marc - he knows how to
write letters that get attention!
The same letter I read on Bartcop last week is
in today's USA Today.
Now, if USA Today would only follow your lead
(and Marc's) on so many other
important issues instead of wasting ink on people
like Jonah Goldberg.
Jerry @ The Beat Museum
San Francisco, CA 94133
I drive a Toyota, Mrs. Bart drives a Honda.
They are, by leaps and bounds, the best cars we've ever had.
Excerpt: It's astonishing how many Republicans, and even
some Democrats, have decided that controversial
Bush-Cheney detention and interrogation policies
didn't go far enough.
Although would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid was
read his Miranda rights in 2001, the Obama team
is being trashed for doing the same with would-be
underpants bomber -- who is now providing useful
information to interrogators. The Bush bastards
tried Reid, as well as Zacarias Moussaoui, in federal
criminal court, and convicted both; Obama's plan
to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammed
in New York is being attacked by most Republicans
as well as some New York Dems, who should know better.
Has anyone else noticed that the once-fierce GOP
lately seems like a bunch of bed-wetters, afraid to
let our Democratic institutions work to keep
us safe? We've tried hundreds of terrorists in criminal court
and convicted them, and they sit in supermax
American prisons. Not one has gotten out to terrorize again.
But now Republicans are claiming that the policies
pursued by Bush and Cheney regarding criminal trials
for terrorists aren't enough. We have to be
kept even safer! But if we agree to be terrorized by the thought
of using our institutions to protect us from
terror, well, haven't the terrorists won? I'm confused.
When the rethugs accuse Obama of being soft on
why don't the Democrats reply with, "We're
just doing what Bush did."
How is it possible that they can't even muster the courage to say that?
After a rousing question-and-answer session between
the president and Rethugs last week,
Robert Gibbs is signaling this week that the
president is open to Round Two - and maybe more.
"I believe we have been invited to speak to the
Senate Republicans, and we will do so,” Gibbs said.
"I think the President enjoyed the give and take
on these issues of importance. You guys seemed to
think it was a worthwhile endeavor,” Gibbs said.
“And I think opportunities like this for both sides
are important to talk through our ideas."
Excerpt: Democrats need to realize, meanwhile, that sometimes
the message isn't going to sink in until the sixth
or seventh time that you repeat it. Before Tuesday's
State of the Union, for instance, the White House
had almost literally never mentioned that the
stimulus contained a huge tax cut -- they shouldn't expect
the public to believe it any more than Warner
Brothers should expect a ton of people to go out and see
their new movie if they only begin advertising
it 48 hours beforehand.
Rather, the Democrats need to figure out what
their November messages are now and begin planting seeds.
You want to run on Republican obstructionism?
Well then, don't neglect the golden opportunities that the
Republicans are providing you with today, such
as when they voted unanimously in the Senate against
re-imposing pay-go rules or unanimously in the
House against a very centrist financial regulation package.
How many people know that House Republicans
voted 174-0 against a jobs bill? It's probably not even 20 percent or 30 percent
-- more like 2 or 3 percent, at best."
I would say something about "listing the facts,"
but I know you're tired of hearing that.
Excerpt: A new poll of more than 2,000 self-identified
Republican handjobs illustrates the incredible paranoia
enveloping the party and the intense pressure
drawing lawmakers further away from political moderation.
The numbers speak for themselves -- a large portion
of GOP voters think that Obama is racist, socialist
or a non-US citizen -- though, when considering
them, it is important to note that a disproportionate percentage
of respondents are from GOP strongholds in the
South (42 percent) as opposed to the Northeast (11 percent).
This is a poll of self-identified Republicans,
which means that teabagging handjobs are not included.
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"I think the biggest problem in the U.S. is
far too large a percentage of our resources go into the relatively unproductive
segment of Defense. If we had not spent a trillion dollars in Iraq, .we would have far more freedom now
to respond to this short-term crisis." -- Barney Frank,
at the World Economic Forum, Link
Our defense spending is a lot like our health care spending.
We spend trillions after trillions on defense - and we're constantly
stuck in wars we can't win.
"When it comes to blowhards, Sarah Palin blows.
Hard. It’s too bad her Tina Fey looks don’t seem to accompany some Tina Fey
smarts – not to mention she’d really suck on 30 Rock. Sarah “Barracuda” is the Queen of
famewhoring – which is a feat, considering the woman has never even read a magazine. Here’s
hoping Sarah’s future involves a public stockade and maybe a dunk tank…anything that doesn’t group
the words “Palin” and the number “2012” together." -- Apoliticus's Top Ren Political Famewhores,
This article really pisses me off. If Rahm Emmanuel
wants to win so badly, why does he seem so keen on losing?
Why even bother to defend the conservative Democrats
when they are essentially Republicans?
I don't understand why such a "brilliant" political
strategist finds anything strategic about having a bunch of
closet Republitards "on our side". Fuck 'em.
Run the ads against the Blue Balls. Who wants these a-holes in our party?
Someone who doesn't really want to win, that
is certain. And not being able to win is, especially now, fucking retarded.
Oh, and who is this "Sarah Palin?" I didn't even
know she had kids.
Excerpt: Upon learning that liberal special-interest groups were planning
to run ads against conservative Democrats not supportive of health care reform, blasted the plan as "fucking
retarded." Naturally, some outrage ensued after Emanuel's words came to light, with Sarah Palin calling on
Obama to fire him.
Palin, whose son Trig is afflicted with Down syndrome...
I don't understand why people who have a special needs loved one see
that as an insult.
To me, retarded means "backwards," yet some people automatically associate
that insult to their loved ones.
We should be angry at Rahm for saying the plan to fight the Blue Dogs
is "fucking retarded."
Rahm and Obama seems to enjoy taunting their most loyal backers - that's
what should make us angry,
not some slang word that has different meanings to different people.
Why is Rahm protecting the slugs who stand in the way of Obama's plans?
"McCain has no reason to be the way he is.
But he's become very, very -- kind of opposed to everything. The election's over. He should leave
Obama alone." -- Harry Reid, begging his political enemies
to please play fair, Link
"Guess who I just spent a week in the studio
with? Would you be pleased if I said one
of them was called Steve and one of them was called Duke and
another was a grammy winning producer? Who loves ya? x" -- Shirley Manson on her Facebook page, breaking
that a new Garbage album
might be coming out,
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