"Homey made this bed, now he has got to lay in it." -- Stephen Baldwin, who's not only racist
but he's also religiously
politically and historically
insane if he thinks
"Homie" created Bush's depression
Today's Tequila Treehouse...
"Justice" is dead
vs American Airlines
Income Up, Taxes down
Theron's Hurt Locker
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"What's more important: five, six, 10 or 20
more years on earth? Or living forever?" -- religiously
insane David Valdez, begging a Jehovah's Witness to reject a lung-transplant
because dying early lets you live forever with the Invisible Cloud Being
who doesn't exist, Link
Excerpt: People who talk about how "the government that
governs best governs least" suddenly start singing a different tune
(usually complaining) when the snow starts coming
down hard and fast. "Why weren't the plows out earlier?"
"Why didn't they start salting the roads last
night?" "Why isn't my street plowed?" These also tend to be the same
people who complain about taxes as well--but
when snow comes down in record amounts, the amount of taxes
they pay aren't the issue any more, it's, "Why
aren't you plowing MY street?"
Reagan got many Americans into this mindset 30
years ago, and they've been playing the same tune ever since:
You can have it all, and someone else can pay
for it. And woe be to any mayor or governor who doesn't pay
attention to the problems of the locals, no matter
what the trouble. Poor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake didn't have
time to take a deep breath before Baltimore got
slammed with the largest amount of snow on record.
Despite the city getting leveled with more snow
than Syracuse, N.Y., all you hear is "the city's doing a crappy
job of plowing the streets." Let's note that
Baltimore budgets for Baltimore winters, not upstate New York ones."
Ed Schultz had a good take on the teabaggers who claim they want less
When it comes to the Toyota recalls, do they want more or less government?
Should congress hold hearings or let the marketplace work?
Next time we have a Swine Flu scare, do they want more or less government?
Next time we have million pounds of beef with e-Coli, do they want
more or less government?
To paraphrase a Popeye line from the Forties,
"Teabaggers, half the time they don't know
what they want and the other half of the time they
don't know what they want."
"He also let down his fans. He wants to begin
the process of making amends and that's what he's
going to discuss." -- Tiger's agent
(Written and posted before the crying started)
Webster's dictionary defines discuss this way:
Discuss implies a sifting of possibilities especially by presenting
considerations pro and con
But Eldrick is refusing to take questions (big mistake)
so they're not "discussing" anything.
Eldrick is going to read what his publicist wrote for him ...then cry,
...then run away and hide.
So what has this reading accomplished? Nothing - it just generates more
while he continues to hide from a press who will largely turn on him
after years of worship.
It's a mistake for him not to take questions because that makes his
the press adversarial and Eldrick can't afford to have the press
turn on him. .
Eldrick either has terrible advisers OR he is ignoring their advice.
Only one camera will be in the room to provide
live coverage via satellite. Other writers with proper credentials could
watch from a hotel ballroom more than a mile away.
Hueueueueueueuge mistake to tell the press, in effect, "to
fuck off." Telling the press they can watch your greatness from a mile away?
Who's his agent - Al Jazeera?
Tiger insists on controlling every aspect of this reading and it's going
to kill him.
A better way to do this would be to take questions until there are no
If he would allow the whore press to "beat him up" for an hour or two
he'd get some sympathy
but by tightly controlling everything he's going to come off as the
same old Tiger.
Excerpt: "Justice Jim was an innovator. His methods and
tactics were as contemporary as Rush Limbaugh,
the Tea Party and Glenn Beck: an insidious but
heady blend of half-truth, disinformation,
conspiracy-mongering and appeals to ignorance.
But because the primary target of Johnson's ire
was Bill Clinton, many in the so-called "mainstream" media
and among progressive Democrats imagined that
the target somehow deserved it; also that the kinds of coarse
smears used against Clinton couldn't possibly
harm so august and transcendent a figure as President Obama.
Now they're struggling to catch up.
Reading accounts of Tea Party patriots oiling
their guns for the coming counter-revolution can't help but remind
Southerners of the 1950s and early 1960s, when
demagogues like Justice Jim stoked fears of federal tyranny.
Years later, he claimed to have hoaxed Arkansas
Gov. Orval Faubus into calling out the National Guard,
supposedly to control white mobs determined to
prevent the 1957 integration of Little Rock Central High
-- the shameful event seared into the memory
of every Arkansan of Bill Clinton's generation.
"There wasn't any caravan," he told Faubus biographer
Roy Reed. "But we made Orval believe it. We said.
'They're lining up. They're coming in droves.'
... The only weapon we had was to leave the impression that
the sky was going to fall." Somewhat later, Johnson
said Faubus asked him to raise a mob to justify his actions.
As neither man could be believed, there's just
Justice Jim's hatred for Clinton dated to that
1968 campaign, when Bill served as Sen. Fulbright's driver.
Confronting Johnson after a speech, the future
president blurted, "You make me ashamed to be from Arkansas."
Years later, however, Johnson got him back, telling
a conservative Washington gathering that he was ashamed
Arkansas had produced, 'a president of the United
States who is a queer-mongering, whore-hopping adulterer;
a baby-killing, draft-dodging, dope-tolerating,
lying, two-faced, treasonous activist.'"
Gene Lyins is pointing out why these handjobs need to be stopped.
When (Or is the question IF?) will Obama learn what everyone else in
America already knows?
You can't reason with a barking dog - yet Obama tries, again and again.
Excerpt: Toyota said that it's considering a recall of
2009 and 2010 Corolla sedans because of
power steering complaints ó just as U.S. safety
officials said they plan to open an
investigation into Corolla steering by week's
That's pretty serious, right?
If all you saw was the front page, you'd miss this headline on Page
Excerpt: Before angry voters restore Republicans to power
-- in the name of "tea party populism" -- perhaps they should
consider just how well right-wing rule worked
out for them during the past decade. Last fall a Census Bureau study
found that real median household income had declined
from $52,500 in 2000, the last year that Bill Clinton was president,
to $50,303 in 2008, George W. Bush's final year
-- a period during which Republicans dominated Congress as well.
Millions of those median households lost their
health insurance (and, since the onset of the Great Recession,
many of those same families have lost jobs as
So most of those middle-class Americans who flock
to the tea party demonstrations were big losers during the Bush era.
So who were the winners? Newly released IRS data
shows that the country's very wealthiest citizens -- the top 400
-- marked enormous income gains while paying
less and less in taxes. For purposes of comparison, Johnston notes that
the bottom 90 percent of Americans saw their
incomes rise by only 13 percent in 2009 dollars, compared with a 399
percent increase for the top 400."
Teabaggers and Pigboy listeners don't understand that they're getting
Der Monkey Fuhrer promised tax cuts - and gave it to the oil companies
and the super-rich
On Larry King, Bill Maher said Evan Bayh voted AGAINST a bill that would
raise taxes on the top .2 percent. That's NOT the top 2 percent, it was the top .2 percent, the very richest
of the very richest.
How many of the very richest of the very richest live if f-ing Indiana?
I would bet ZERO,
yet the GOP and the backstabbing Blue Dogs continue to take from the
poor and the middle class
so the very richest of the very richest can have more - and we just
We take it because the Democrats can't figure out how to tell us "lessers"
that we don't have to take it.
Poor people could vote themselves free healthcare for life -
but they choose not to.
If only we had a leader who would list the damn facts.
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"That's all I can stands because I can't stands
no more." -- nutty Austin plane bomber,
He crashed just before 10AM - why was he in a such a hurry?
I wonder what was going thru his mind as he load the extra gas
onto his plane?
Instead of dying at 10AM, he could've gone to see Avatar
and died at 1PM.
In his last hour, did he masturbate one more time?
For that matter, why not fly to Vegas, get the hottest hooker
in the whole town
(charge it to your VISA - you ain't going to pay it anyway) and
have the time of your life.
Might as well stop at the best liquor store in Austin and buy
a $400 bottle of Chinaco and chug that bad boy as you approach the targeted building.
Why the hell not?
If you're going to be dead in an hour, why not call your mother-in-law
or that boss who fired you for beinf late that day your kid was
Might as well unload on them since you'll be dead in an hour.
Did he give himself a last meal? Wonder what it was?
Did he spell-check his rambling, teabagging "manifesto?"
He did take the time to set his home ablaze. CNN
said the wife
and daughter "manged to excape" as tho they were tied up
Damn, think of the bad day they're having.
I'll bet Stack the teabagger was no fun to live with lately.
And the weirdest thing: CNN and FOX are both bending over backwards
"This was a crime, it was NOT terrorism,"
which it most certainly was.
If suicide-flying a plane into a building with the intent to kill
isn't terror, then neither is 9-11.
And braindead Rick sanchez said (at least three or four times)
"And he didn't even file a flight plan."
Even tho each time he said that, some pilot would follow him and
"In Tejas, small planes don't have to file
flight plans on a clear day."
You can't fly with the federal boots on your throat, right?
A few minutes later, there he goes again.
"And he didn't even file a flight plan."
Excerpt: Health-care reform, financial regulation, the
jobs bill, the long-term budget deficit, energy and climate change
-- everywhere you turn, there's political stalemate.
Poll numbers are plummeting, and many good people either
have been reduced to shameless pandering (John
McCain) or are simply giving up and going home (Byron Dorgan,
Evan Bayh, Billy Tauzin). While we're passing
out the blame, however, let's not forget a heaping helping for the public.
It should be obvious now that the president cannot
leave it to Congress to sort things out.
Washington and Lincoln confronted far worse division
and dissent in their times. They threw off the yoke of party loyalty,
defied popular opinion and used the full weight
of their office to do what had to be done. They understood an important
that only after they had demonstrated that they
were willing to lead, and lead boldly, were the people willing to follow
drag Congress along with them.
It turns out that successful political leadership
is not about this strategy or that tactic or where
you place yourself on the left-right ideological
spectrum. What it's mostly about is character.
Does the president have the character to come
"Republicans did a slick job of pretending
that this whole bill was about pet projects and nothing else. And they ignored the fact that the
earmarks were stripped out of it. They ignored all the tax cuts that the president talked about or the unemployment
benefits. And they actually did a much better sales job than this White House did, because
the White House thought they'd get credit for dealing with the crisis." -- Richard Wolffe,
This is the America that the tea-baggers want back.
"Iím afraid that after all the finger-pointing
is finished, it has become clear who is responsible for President Obamaís lost year, the
10 percent unemployment year - Obama and his Democrats." --
Mitt Romney, Link
I predict the GOP will be successful at pinning Bush's Depression
It's not true, of course, but when you refuse to defend yourself...
Excerpt: Dick Cheney went on This Whore and boasted
of the role he played in ordering the waterboarding of detainees.
Andrew Sullivan has written several posts accurately
describing this statement as a "confession of committing a war crime
on national television." Harper's Scott
Horton identifies the specific criminal statute Cheney confessed he violated,
makes clear that -- as the Attorney General himself
previously said -- there is no reasonable debate possible regarding
the criminality of waterboarding under U.S. and
international law (notwithstanding the efforts of Politico and friends
pretend otherwise), and then asks: "What
prosecutor can look away when a perpetrator mocks the law itself and
revels in his role in violating it?"...
What would stop a future President (or even the
current one) from re-authorizing waterboarding and the other
Bush/Cheney torture techniques if he decided
he wanted to? Given that both the Bush and Obama administrations
have succeeded thus far in blocking all judicial
adjudications of the legality of these "policies," and given that the torture
architects are feted on TV and given major newspaper
columns, what impediments exist to prevent their re-implementation?
Because we have no leadership and no desire to
punish lawbreakers, torture has become accepted.
Torture is the norm now and it's illegality is
a thing of the past because nobody will speak up.
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