Excerpt: Ignorant, frightened people are notoriously easy
to fool. Manipulated by demagogues who assure them
of their innocence and wisdom, in troubled times
they're tempted by conspiracy theories and miracle cures.
So it is with many citizens interviewed in New
York Times reporter David Barstow's extraordinarily revealing
article "Tea Party Lights Fuse for Rebellion
After months of attending meetings and interviewing
tea party members across the country, Barstow describes a
movement "led by political neophytes who prize
independence and tell strikingly similar stories of having been
awakened by the recession. Their families upended
by lost jobs, foreclosed homes and depleted retirement funds,
they said they wanted to know why it happened
and whom to blame."
Enter Glenn Beck, the fervid Fox News talker oddly
fixated upon President Woodrow Wilson, "an evil S.O.B."
who gave us the "blatantly unconstitutional"
income tax in 1913. Never mind that the law was specifically enabled
by the 16th Amendment, enacted and ratified under
Wilson's GOP predecessor, William Howard Taft.
To Beck's enraptured listeners, it's evidence
of a worldwide conspiracy against people like them."
Problem 1: The Democrats ran Martha Coakley. She
comes with two pieces of baggage:
She got the governor to deny clemency in the case
of Gerald Amirault, defendant in a day care sex abuse trial.
It’s pretty complex, but the Massachusetts Parole
Board had recommended clemency for him, his mother and sister
(who were also accused) had been released from
custody and it looked like it was one of those “day case sex abuse
hysteria” cases—one where the “investigators”
come in and by the time they’re done talking to the children the
defendants have undeserved horns and tails. This
case was viewed as questionable judgment on Coakley’s part.
And worse, she worked a sex abuse case involving
a cop and a 23-month-old girl. First she didn’t indict the guy.
Then the girl’s parents pressed charges and she
recommended he be released on his own recognizance.
After the cop received two life sentences she
got up and said she acted “appropriately” in the case.
Problem 2: She thought the voters would automatically
vote for a Democrat in honor of Senator Kennedy,
and didn’t campaign very much. Scott Brown, OTOH,
campaigned his ass off.
Problem 3: Curt Schilling was a Scott Brown supporter.
Coakley called him “another Yankee fan.”
Somehow I don’t think he is...
Note: Curt Schilling is a Bush bastard
with bells on.
There’s other stuff, but the reason we have a
Republican in Ted Kennedy’s seat is he worked for it.
That rings true.
If victory knocks on a Democrat's door, he/she
MIGHT answer it,
Meanwhile the Rethug is working hard and fighting
with all he/she has to win.
How did I end up in a party of selfish quitters?
This doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll KEEP it, unless
the Massachusetts Democratic Party
is stupid enough to run Martha Coakley again.
I don’t think that will happen.
Dude, if we've learned anything, it's to always bet on the
Democrats to screw it up.
Something tells me the average lefty Tequila Okie could to a better
Excerpt: During his presidential campaign, Obama made
it clear that he would take a different approach to medical marijuana.
"Prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users,"
he said in 2007, is "really not a good use of Justice Department resources."
Later he extended that statement to include medical
marijuana growers and promised
that "I'm not going to be using Justice
Department resources to try to circumvent state
laws on this issue." Early in his administration, Obama's attorney general,
Eric Holder, reiterated these points.
The Drug Enforcement Administration apparently
didn't get the message.
Two weeks ago, DEA agents busted a medical marijuana
grower in Highlands Ranch, Colo. After the raid, Agent Jeffrey Sweetin,
declared: "It's still a violation of federal
law. It's not medicine. We're still going to continue to investigate and
Note: This is why our Breckenridge Fest
The extra-eager feds have too much fun busting
Last week the DEA also raided a medical marijuana
dispensary in Culver City, Calif.
These busts were the latest in a series of DEA
raids that have violated Obama's promise to stop
interfering with medical marijuana laws, which
14 states and the District of Columbia have enacted.
Too bad we couldn't depend on Obama to keep his
He has disappointed his base by making nice with the barking
dogs who hate his guts.
"The Bible says that marriage is between a
man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, 'If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both
of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon
them.' The Bible is pretty black and white. I feel like God himself created mankind and he loves everyone,
and he has the best for everyone. If he says that having sex with someone of your same gender is going
to bring death upon you, that’s a pretty stern warning, and he knows more than we do about life." -- Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren
Ashley, who no doubt has a sex tape coming out, Link
"When it comes to bullshit, big-time, major
league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims -
religion. Religion has actually convinced people that there's
an invisible man in the sky who watches everything
you do. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he doesn't want you to do. And if you do any
of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where
he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever 'til the end of time!
...but he loves you!" -- The great George Carlin,
I wrongly assumed someone else would write in
to correct you on this one.
You figured it was racist Fox trying to screw
over Wyclef Jean's charity,
but it was liberal Gawker that exposed it as
He was renting a chair in his kitchen to his own
charity for $30,000 and had
absolutely no structure to his organization.
You assume good faith and I will too,
but from real journalism it appears he is at
best totally incompetent, and any
money given to him will take way too long to
That was really egregious misplaced outraged,
Wes in Baltimore
If Jean is guilty, he should pay the penalty.
But when FOX attackes a black man trying to help
my bullshit detector starts barking like a chihuahua
on Cuervo Gold.
You failed to send a link with your accusastion
so I'll stick to my guns.
If Jean is guilty of catastrophe fraud, he should
do hard time.
But so far, nobody has offered a whif of proof,
so I'll go with my instincts until I see proof
BTW, I Googled Wyclef Jean's charity
and found that Gawker story.
They make all kinds of accusations but the "proof"
is another gawker link
that makes more accusations - but where is the
If the proof is hard to find, maybe it doesn't
HSP needs someone with Kaplan in the booth and
Benza was as good as anyone. The woman with the interviews stinks
Last season stunk, too, because the players are
boring as hell. The show was so much better when the atmosphere was
and you had Matasow carrying on like a dork and
people making fun of him and everyone playing like they were having a good
Now most of the players act like they're looking
at a computer monitor and the personality has left the show. Even
the ones who
were fun before are boring. They need the
old set back, because this one is crappy. They need the waitresses
wandering in the
background because it made the whole thing feel
like Vegas. We need more shots of Doyle eating all the time.
They need to let
people's friends into the room so they can distract
the players because that also made it more relaxed, and they need to let
do the prop bets as long as they don't get too
distracted because that kept the players loose.
I loved the first four seasons. I've watched the reruns a few times and watched
them on YouTube as well.
I won't watch last season over and I may not
watch the new shows from this season anymore.
They had a winner and screwed it up. Happens
all the time with television.
I'm guessing some "experts" came in to "fix things".
Dude, I agree with parts of that.
I loved the fifth season because the money went crazy.
The minimum buy-in was $500K, meaning there was $5M
on the table at all times.
Since I would need to win several lotteries before I could play
at that level
I like watching them sling big piles of money around.
And my good friend Mike Matasow will soon be back for Season
Six so you'll like that.
Excerpt: As a major White House meeting on health care
reform approaches this week
Spineless Harry Reid acknowledged Tuesday that
he may use a controversial
parliamentary shortcut to bypass GOP blockage
and pass a bill.
The fast-track approach, known as reconciliation,
would allow Democrats to pass
the bill with just 51 votes, not the 60 usually
required to overcome a filibuster.
Mitch the Bitch said Democrats are being "arrogant"
because the American people
don't want health care and would rather die,
but he claims the Democrats will grow a
spine and give the people healthcare over the
GOP's dead bodies which is fine with me.
"It's hard for us to quite understand why, with
reconciliation being planned, we're having
a meeting which is allegedly designed to engender
some bipartisan agreement," said the
senate's second biggest prick, John Kyl of Arizona.
I don't think the Fascist gasbags have anything
to worry about.
The ONLY way Harry Reid would ever do anything
BOLD would be as a lame duck.
Once he gets proof that he can't win back his
seat in November Harry Reid might actually
turn into a man with some guts, but that's just
really hard to envision.
"I don't miss it one bit. I really don't. I
wish them well." -- Backstabber Bill Richardson, when asked if he felt
screwed over after endorsing
Obama over Hillary, then getting passed
over so Hillary could be Sec State, Link
Toyota may well turn out to be the first craporation
to be held accountable,
but the real question is: Will that be it? Will
it mark the beginning of a new era
of craporations being held accountable, or will
it prove to be an aberration of
the sort reserved for foreign- or minority-owned
outfits? Time will tell...
Bob in Prague
From what I can tell, it's patriotic to bash Toyota
If they can scare enough people into buying Detroit,
we can wave the flag faster.
One other thing - there's the math: I've heard there have been
but how many millions of Toyotas are sold in America every year?
It stands to reason than more Toyota drivers will die than, say, Saab
because Saab doesn't have that many cars on the road.
While it may be true that the Repugs would attack
and stonewall Hillary in the same way they do Obama
at least Hillary would know what to do about
it. She would come to work, grab the reins and either start
twisting arms to get things done or cram reconciliation
down some GOP and “Blue Dog” throats,
to let ‘em choke on it for the 2010 election.
Hillary knows exactly who the opposition is and
how to defeat them. Barack on the other hand
still hasn’t got a clue. He’s about to
bury Democratic hopes for a generation and leave our economy
in shambles, all for the sake of his blessed
“bipartisanship”. I think Poland was lost in the same way,
perhaps Barack should read up on it.
I keep saying there's still time for Obama to turn this around but he
walking down that futile road of "Let's be
nice and maybe they'll be nice, too."
Excerpt: Scott Brown’s skillful mimicry of populism was
what originally endeared him to the tea party gang.
They loved him, too, because he was prone to
make a stupid remark now and then that reflected their
own prejudices perfectly, as when he suggested
that Barack Obama was born out of wedlock -- or when
he compared his supporters with the lunatic who
flew an airplane into the Austin IRS headquarters.
But today thousands of Brown’s most fervent fans
have realized that he is actually everything they despise:
a Republican in Name Only, a Benedict Arnold,
a Massachusetts liberal, probably a Marxist. And they
brought the bile to sites across the Web...
Reading their posts on Brown’s own Facebook page,
it is clear that many of them have no idea what is in
Reid’s jobs bill, nor do they much care. Cutting
taxes for small businesses and helping governments pay for
bonds to build infrastructure is denounced as
akin to communism -- solely because the bill is sponsored by
the Democratic leadership. Of course, the Senate
minority leader and all but four of Brown’s fellow Republicans
essentially adopted the same position (which
indicates that they are eager to obstruct any Democratic legislation,
even if it simply mirrors their normal policy
The sexiest Republican had better learn to enjoy
the hate. There will be much more of it coming his way.
Excerpt: "The Republican Party is "a wholly owned subsidiary
of the insurance industry," Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)
charged on the House floor. When Republican Rep.
Dan Lungren (Calif.) objected to the accusation and took the
extraordinary step of asking that Weiner's "words
be taken down," Weiner pushed back.
"You really don't want to go here, Mr. Lungren,"
Weiner said. Asking that words be taken down
is a move on the House floor that is rarely made
and carries great weight.
Weiner, after a pause, asked to have his words
withdrawn and said he'd substitute new ones.
"Make no mistake about it. Every single Republican
I have ever met in my entire life is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the insurance industry,"
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