"Obama is a very comfortable partner. It’s very interesting to be with him. The most important thing that distinguishes him from many other people, I won’t
name anyone by name, he’s a thinker. He
thinks when he speaks." -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Dmitry, you don't have to name names.
We know you're talking about Monkey Fuhrer Bush.
"I know that the safety and health of coal
miners is my most important job. I also know politicians have no idea how to improve miner safety.
The very idea that they care more about coal miner safety than we do is as silly as global warming." -- Massey CEO Don Blankenship, Link
Excerpt: If Rethugs believe there is political hay to
be made over the fight to replace Stevens on the Supreme Court,
you wouldn't have known it from the speeches
at this past weekend's Southern NaziCon Leadership Conference.
Some of the party's most likely presidential
candidates focused their criticisms on Obama's record on spending
and national security, with barely a mention
of the looming court vacancy.
One might think their audience would be inspired
by the type of impassioned rhetoric that has made the high court
a lightning rod of anger and agitation on both
sides of the political spectrum for more than a generation. But speakers
from Sarah Palin to Haley Barbour bypassed hand-wringing
over the potential implications of a liberal new Justice and
the provocative, incendiary topics of abortion,
guns and gay rights. Instead, they directed their fire at Obama's health
care law, deeming it the ultimate manifestation
of the Democrats' determination to expand the size of government in a
"radical" manner. They also repeatedly accused
the President, often in apocalyptic terms, of jeopardizing the nation's
security by coddling America's enemies and alienating
its allies. But the few references to the court vacancy from the
rostrum were low-key and incidental.
So why would Republicans, particularly at a gathering
of Bible-belt activists, avoid such a fresh platter of political red meat?
The party's dominance starting in the Reagan
era was based on the three-legged ideological stool of smaller government,
a strong national defense and family values.
But in the past few years more moderate Republicans and up-for-grab
independents have become increasingly turned
off by the emphasis on that third leg.
Hey, I got your 'third leg' right here.
I think that "family values" bullshit has run its course.
These days, you have casinoes* in most states, gays can get married
in five states,
church attendence is dropping - especially for those raping Catholic
and 15 states or so enjoy a relaxation of the dreaded killer mirihuana
Maybe it's the Internet, but some people are wiser now.
Excerpt: On Wednesday night, Snoot Gingrich told Hannity
that he’s been tasked by the House Republican leadership
"to organize an effort over the next four or
five months to develop a (new) compact or contract (with America)."
Gingrich has made clear that a staple of that
new contract will be to repeal health care reform.
In a speech last night at the Southern NaziCon
Leadership Conference, Gingrich delivered an address that was touted
to the press as a strategy for how the GOP can
become "the party of Yes." Instead, Gingrich – the author of a forthcoming
book titled Why do Rethugs Suck So Much?
- explained his strategy of obstruction in further detail...
Gingrich is recycling from his old playbook.
As Salon's Mike Madden describes the "new" strategy: "In other words,
shut down the government." For approximately
three weeks in the winter of 1995, Gingrich orchestrated a shutdown
of the entire federal government by refusing
to fund its operations, either by passing a budget or a continuing resolution.
CNN reported at the time, "The current shutdown
began at midnight Friday, when Congress did not extend a temporary
spending measure put in place after the last
Newt’s budget showdown with President Clinton
caused the slimy bastard significant political damage. His personal
disapproval ratings reached a high of 65 percent.
Tom DeLay (R-Disgraced) criticized Gingrich’s handling of the shutdown,
saying he "made the mistake of his life". It’s
a mistake that Gingrich appears willing to make again.
Bart, I guess you've noticed that Kitty Kelley's
new book - about Oprah Winfrey - comes out today.
Considering her highly criticized work, especially
her volume concerning Frank Sinatra, I am not really a fan of hers.
However, I have an idea for her next book - a
tell-all of Rush Limbaugh.
It would be perfect for her - Kitty has never
been successfully sued for libel or defamation,
and she's never had to retract any of her words,
so she would be a perfect foil for the fat man.
I can picture it now "Talent On Loan From God:
the Unauthorized biography of Rush Limbaugh, by Kitty Kelley".
That's one Kitty Kelley book I would go get in
Keep Swinging the Biggest hammer in All of the
Known Universe, Bart!
Excerpt: KELLEY CLAIMS: Reagan met starlet Selene Walters
in a Hollywood nightclub in
the early 1950s. "Although I was on a date,"
she quotes Walters as saying,
"Ronnie kept whispering in my ear, 'I'd like
to call you. How can I get in touch with you?'
"Hoping that Reagan, then president of the Screen
Actors Guild, could boost her career,
Walters gave him her address and was surprised
when he came calling at 3 A.M.
"He pushed his way inside and said he just had
to see me. He forced me on the couch
. . . and said, 'Let's just get to know each
other.' It was the most pitched battle I've
ever had, and suddenly in a matter of seconds
I lost. . . . They call it date rape today. . . ."
SELENE WALTERS SAYS: Kelley's account of his late-night
visit is essentially accurate, although he
never forced his way into her apartment. "I opened
the door. Then it was the battle of the couch. I was
fighting him. I didn't want him to make love
to me. He's a very big man, and he just had his way.
Date rape? No, God, no, that's [Kelley's]
phrase. I didn't have a chance to date him."
Sidebar: Oprah is so powerful, word has gone out NOT to book Kitty Kelley on
of Kitty Kelley's Oprah Bio Why Larry King, Charlie Rose, David Letterman and Barbara Walters
all said no.
'"Fear of "the other" has long fueled hate
crimes, from the torture and lynching's by the Ku Klux Klan beginning in the late
1800s, to the violence of the 1950s and ’60s, to the virulent anti-immigrant groups today.
In 2008 the Census Bureau announced that whites will make up only half the U.S. population
in 2050. "That was a big deal," says the SPLC’s Potok. In recent years white-power groups
mushroomed and the Klan reversed declining membership." -- Evan Thomas and Eve Conant,
Growing up, half my family was Jewish, the other
They didn't get along at all, but were like two
different loaves of the same bread. (seeded rye)
They looked alike, acted alike, everything alike,
but they both considered themselves somehow superior to the other! lol!
I knew they were all warped even as a small child.
The one I did admire and respect was an uncle who stood up
at a family reunion and told them all to go fuck
themselves. Afterward he told me to sit back and watch how fast
all the old biddies from both sides would set
aside their differences long enough to get together and talk him down!
When they scooted across picnic tables to whisper
Jew to Catholic I nearly fell down laughing.
Religious idiots are fun when they're not destroying
You're right about the superiority thing.
I remember that George Carlin Catholic record
where he talked about Billy and Dusty.
Excerpt: After concluding that he has taken on an operational
role in attempted terrorist attacks,
Obama has authorized the capture or killing of
a U.S.-born Muslim cleric who is believed to be in Yemen.
Anwar Awlaki, 38, who was born in New Mexico,
recently was added to the CIA target list after a special
government review of his activities, prompted
by his status as a U.S. citizen, one of the officials said.
How about living on the Navajo or other reservation?
Oh wait...I do...
It is a hell hole, sand storms every other
day, little or no water, housing reminds me of the 1950's.
JHC, I just about have to fly on an airplane to
get anywhere, darn, I forgot, there isn't an airport here,
so I have to drive 360 miles round trip just
to see my doctor...they don't allow whitee to be seen at the
IHS (Indian Health Service) hospital unless you
have Navajo or some other DNA and you have to prove it!
I call that reverse discrimination!
400 Billion Stars...so little time...
Bart, I was at the Masters this past week and
I thought you
might like to hear a little about it from a spectator’s
point of view.
The plane that flew over Thursday with the banners
mocking Tiger elicited chuckles
from most of the people around me. I wasn’t surprised
to hear that the plane was later
grounded by the FAA. There are some powerful
members at that club and they are all
about decorum. They were protecting Augusta National
and the Masters, not Tiger Woods.
They can make a phone call and get a plane grounded?
I think we need an investigation into that.
I would say that Tiger was treated politely by
I did hear that on one hole a woman screamed
out “miss it!” as he was hitting.
Did you hear me screaming "Hex on Thee!"
when Eldrick two-putted? ha
ha I told Mrs Bart, "If he three-putts, I'm sending
$100 to charity," but he finally sunk the two-footer.
On Saturday I was sitting at the 16th tee box
where you can also see the 15th green.
Tom Watson came through and got a standing ovation
at the 15th and again at the 16th.
Fred Couples came through and got the same.
Phil Mickelson came through and also got the
two standing o’s.
Then Tiger came through. There were cheers but
The other guys got warmth. Tiger got politeness.
Excerpt: Massey CEO Don Blankenship's team of corporate
attorneys plea bargained an "unusual" probation sentence
of 3 years from what the judge felt were criminal
felony offenses committed during the 2006 fire at Aracoma's
Number One mine which caused the deaths of miners
Elvis Hatfield and Don Bragg. And even though his company
was penalized $25 million, it apparently meant
little more than a slap on the wrist since Blankenship personally
pulled down at least $129.2 million in salary,
bonuses, and perks between 1999 and 2008.,
There is a “Tea Party” rally coming up here.
We should copy this pledge on papers, and have
a big sign saying sign the “Tea Party Pledge” here
and see how many of those dopes actually read
it. When my partner sent it out to her annoying right wing
“friends” not ONE of them responded. NOT
ONE. WHY? Because they can’t. What can you say?
It’s the truth and they know it. Glad to
see this on your site.
MAG in TN
Excerpt: When I was in Saudi Arabia, I had tea with a
group of educated and sophisticated young professional women.
I asked why they were not more upset about living
in a country where women’s rights were strangled, an inbred
and autocratic state more like an archaic men’s
club than a modern nation. They told me, somewhat defensively,
that the kingdom was moving at its own pace,
glacial as that seemed to outsiders.
How could such spirited women, smart and successful
on every other level, acquiesce in their own subordination?
I was puzzling over that one when it hit me:
As a Catholic woman, I was doing the same thing.
I, too, belonged to an inbred and wealthy men’s
club cloistered behind walls and disdaining modernity.
I, too, remained part of an autocratic society
that repressed women and ignored their progress in the secular world.
I, too, rationalized as men in dresses allowed
our religious kingdom to decay and to cling to outdated misogynistic rituals,
blind to the benefits of welcoming women’s brains,
talents and hearts into their ancient fraternity.
So, Maureen Dowd, at 67, discovers what I learned in 1960?
Their story makes no sense - at all. Archie Bunker used to say,
"Faith is when you believe in something that
you'd have to to be crazy to believe in," which is the Catholic faith or any we-need-your-money-and-your-kids
Religion is the problem.
It teaches you that you can't make it on your own - who needs that?
"It’s remarkable how so many on the right who
yell out for less government in our lives see no problem with government telling these same
folks how to live their personal lives, the type of people they should be allowed to marry and how they should
conduct their sex lives. Now why would that be?" -- Mario Piperni, Link
He's got a point.
They claim they want less government, but if we don't stop
they'll pass a law that would force a woman to have her rapist's
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Everyone thinks Hillary would be a good SC
But to get those other thugs in line, Obama should
appoint a "young" ( 40's) BLACK WOMAN.
Let's see them fillibuster that! I m sure
there's plenty qualified. That would break the last glass ceiliing.
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While liberals ridicule Sarah Palin they secretly
are scared to death that she will run for president in 2012
because Palin is the strongest and smartest candidate
the Republican have ever put forward. When asked what
newspapers and magazines she reads her answer
was "all of them". No other Republican is as well read as Sarah Palin.
That's why even before the election, President
Nicolas Sarkozy of France called her up to have a conversation with her
assuring her that she was a foreign policy expert
and he watched a documentary about Palin's life. She has risen to be so
powerful in the Republican party that John McCain,
the last presidential nominee now needs her help to win his primary.
So don't believe what those liberal intellectual
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Don't believe the lamestream media who laughs
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"I would note that apart from contemporary
racial issues, something that links the mentality of today’s right to the mentality of the
slave-owners and segregation proponents is the white southern political tradition’s very partial
and selective embrace of majoritarian democracy. As long as national institutions are substantially controlled
by white southerners, the white south is a hotbed of patriotism. But as soon as an non-southern political
coalition manages to win an election - as we saw in 1860 and in 2008 - then suddenly the symbols
of national authority become symbols of tyranny and the constitution is construed as granting conservative
areas all kinds of alleged abilities to opt out of national political decisions. Even if you think opposition
to the Affordable Care Act has nothing whatsoever to do with race, the underlying political philosophy
by which a George W Bush or James Buchanan is a national president but an Abraham Lincoln or a Barack
Obama merely a sectional one remains incoherent and pernicious."
-- Matthew Yglesias, Link
"There’s nothing "incoherent" about it –it
is used because it works for some people. What’s been incoherent has been the Democratic Party’s chickenshit
response to it. How many times do I have to tell you: Smack the fucking shit out of these lying motherfuckers.
Or give them your lunch money. But stop the whining. Oh - and this ain't a black versus white issue.
The Republican Party's owners think anyone with less than $10 million net worth is a nigger. If you
don’t believe me, look at those 25 dead white coal miners in West Virginia. Dead for no reason other than Don Blankenship’s
need to make more money to offset that $300,000 dumped into the Republican party. Anybody
want to guess who also is a Director at the Chamber of Commerce?"
-- Don Williams, Link
...wouldn't have been a good idea. By now they'd
have given up slavery, but only after generations of
suffering by blacks. South Africa got pressured
by sanctions and outrage by the international community,
how much more of a pariah would the Confederacy
have been? It was the burden of the North to force
decency on the South. We didn't do it because
it was easy. We did it because it was right.
Yes, there's a lot of backward, ignorant people
in America everywhere.
Let's concern ourselves with that problem, rather
than regretting past choices, especially humanitarian ones like Abolition.
I'm proud of the Abolitionists, they reflected
the best part of the American soul, the better Angels as it were, brave
in the face of horrible bigotry and violence,
worse than the Tea Party, Klan, militias and John Birch Society of today
Excerpt: A bill in Connecticut's legislature that would
remove the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases
has sparked a fervent response from the state's
Roman Catholic bishops, who released a letter to parishioners
Saturday imploring them to oppose the measure.
Under current Connecticut law, sexual abuse victims
have 30 years past their 18th birthday to file a lawsuit.
The proposed change to the law would rescind
that statute of limitations.
The proposed change to the law would put "all
Church institutions, including your parish, at risk,"
says the letter, which was signed by Connecticut's
three Roman Catholic bishops."
He's right - if word got out of how many priests committed rape
there'd only be a few Catholic Churches left standing.
The rapist Catholics have to fight this or go extinct.
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