Holy Joe: Hypocritical lying stealth Rethug bastard.

From ConnecticutBLOG: Holy Joe Lieberman the hypocrite: the pro-wrestling edition
It has become a holiday ritual: Joe Lieberman and family-research officials hold a well-attended press conference to decry the impact on children of excessive video game sex and violence.

And, again in 2006, Lieberman indulged in another yearly ritual: taking campaign money from the entertainment industry.

An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan watchdog group, found that the Connecticut Democrat, who won re-election last month as an independent, received about $73,000 from a variety of industry sources over the past two years.

Among the donors were Linda McMahon, chief executive officer of Stamford-based WWE Entertainment. McMahon said in an e-mail that she gave money to Lieberman because "I make contributions to a variety of candidates whom I respect."
If I ever said wrestlers weren't smart, I take it back. Wrestlers are probably pretty smart (how else would they learn such complicated scripts so quickly?), but the people in charge of them? DUMB, DUMB, DUMB.

Truth is, I don't like Holy Joe at all. I really don't, because he's a major threat to the one thing I do with any regularity. Granted, so is Hillary Clinton, and so are plenty of other people (like, say, total nutball Jack Thompson), but Holy Joe's the one who gets the most airtime for this garbage. He's been trying for years to censor games, and the only thing that stopped him from basically getting his wish years ago was the self-policing of the industry through the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. Even with that, though, he continues to try and throw roadblocks into the path of gaming.

If it were just that, I'd hate him, but it's not just that. It's the fact that he tried, time and time again, to convince us he was a Democrat, all the while voting with the right-wingers and kissing Bush's ass. He finally gave that up, mostly because everyone was seeing right through it, but the damage was done.

The sooner people wake up to Holy Joe's hypocricy, the sooner we can be rid of him.


John Lennon: Suspect #1

From the Liberal Avenger: All You Need Is Love (and a good lawyer…)
The Justice Department and the FBI were forced to release the last ten pages of the “John Lennon Files” December 19th after the FBI and Justice were ruled against for the umteenth time by the federal courts.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The FBI has released the last 10 documents from its secret files on slain Beatle John Lennon that had been withheld for 25 years on the ground they could prompt “military retaliation” against the United States, campaigners for their release said on Wednesday.

The files turn out to contain only well known information about Lennon’s ties to left-wing leaders and antiwar groups in London in 1970 and 1971, said Jon Wiener, a history professor at the University of California, Irvine, and the Southern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

“Today we can see that the national security claims the FBI has been making for 25 years were absurd from the beginning. The Lennon FBI file is a classic case of excessive government secrecy,” Wiener said in a statement.
I wish John Lennon were alive today. I really do, because I'd do anything to hear him talk about his feelings on the state of the world. Personally, I think George Carlin was right - the wrong two Beatles died first. (Not that I have anything against Ringo - he was the first Beatle to appear on The Simpsons, and set a great precedent in that vein.)

One only wonders what other secrets this administration is keeping.


Fremont Stewart: Portrait of a Kook

Ah, the Journal-Gazette. According to the right-wingers I've heard
around here, you're apparently the most liberal thing published in
America since old Tom Paine tried to get people to use some common
Something troubles me, though - if you're so liberal, why do you
almost constantly publish letters that are anything but liberal, such
as the continually misinformed screeds of Mr. Fremont Stewart ("Iraq
Study Group's findings wrong-headed
", 12/15/2006)?
Mr. Stewart's letter is, to put it bluntly, the worst kind of
fact-free fluff I've had the misfortune of reading in some time. He
declares the Iraq Study Group's findings to be "wrong-headed",
according to the title of his letter, and refers to the ISG as
"liberal". This belief is posited despite the fact that the ISG was a
bipartisan group consisting of an equal number of members from both
sides of the aisle. Mrt. Stewart, like so many other right-wingers,
uses "liberal" as a smear roughly equal to "does not tailor facts to
my beliefs".
Furthermore, Mr. Stewart's letter claims that "The Iraq Study Group
says that giving Iran the green light to build nuclear weapons is a
small price to pay for peace in our time." At no point does it state
this, or anything like this. Mr. Stewart is, to put it simply, lying
to advance his agenda.
Perhaps, if Mr. Stewart has some brilliant plan for how to fix
everything, he could suggest it to the administration - after all, he
does seem to have all the answers. Too bad he didn't actually study
to get them.

Michael Crichton: "HACK HACK HACKY HACK", Critic: "Crichton, you're a dumbass."

Global warming denier and failure of natural selection Michael Crichton responds to a critic by basically implying he's a pedophile and a shill.

Crichton's a hack, no doubt, but turns out his critic, Michael Crowley, has more than a match for him: He has a sense of humor. (Oh, and if the site pesters you to register, go here.)

Crichton, being a schmuck with no real talent for anything other than enthralling slack-jawed idiots and coming up with childish ways to circumvent libel laws, will probably have no real response to this. Maybe this character of his will return in the next book, perhaps? Of course, this comes as no great surprise to me, that someone with the sheel cranial density to deny the oncoming (if not already-occuring) threat of global warming would respond childishly - isn't that what they've been doing for some time?

And, for all the time he took to make an ass of himself, Crichton has already won an award of sorts: Keith Olbermann named him The World Person in the World on his show. Congrats, hack-boy:


Saudis == Terrorist Supporters. Wingnuts probably don't care.

From the AP via Yahoo!News: Saudis reportedly funding Iraqi Sunnis
CAIRO, Egypt - Private Saudi citizens are giving millions of dollars to Sunni insurgents in
Iraq and much of the money is used to buy weapons, including shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles, according to key Iraqi officials and others familiar with the flow of cash.

Saudi government officials deny that any money from their country is being sent to Iraqis fighting the government and the U.S.-led coalition.

But the U.S. Iraq Study Group report said Saudis are a source of funding for Sunni Arab insurgents. Several truck drivers interviewed by The Associated Press described carrying boxes of cash from Saudi Arabia into Iraq, money they said was headed for insurgents.

Thanks to The Liberal Avenger for pointing this out. Why is this not surprising to me?


Journal-Gazette: The New Gray Lady?

Ah, the Journal-Gazette. The paper all the right-wing blowhards of the area tell me is the most liberal paper they've ever read.

So what's with all the letters that are anything but?

Just wonderin'.


Coolest kid ever? Maybe.

You seen this? This 8-year-old girl gives a speech (obviously not her own words) that slams Loofah O'Reilly for his ignorant, mindless views.

Naturally, O'Lielly overreacts in his usual silly manner: on his radio circle-jerk, he says that this is "the worst kind of child abuse" and expresses his opinion that this girl should be taken away from her parents. And the right-wing morons who slavishly follow Falafel's every word, no matter how uninformed, ignorant, or downright WRONG, are parroting this trash. Just check the comments on the video.


Bernie Goldberg: Pointy-Headed Loser

From Crooks and Liars: Bernard Goldberg likens “The View” to a Klan meeting.

I hope to the god I don't believe in that people take this asshole as a warning of how seriously deranged the wingnuts are. This idiotic Faux News right-wing circle-jerk is more proof that they've completely lost it.

And note the fact that:

1) Bitch-Boy Bernie keeps saying that he's never been to a Klan meeting, repeatedly (a sign of guilty conscience), and
2) Bitch-Boy uses the N word twice during the interview.