O'Reilly: Still an Eliminationist Bastard

From Think Progress: O’Reilly: If Cheney had ‘an assassination squad,’ he would have killed Seymour Hersh ‘a long time ago.’
In an Boston Herald op-ed today, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly mocked Hersh’s claim, saying “If Cheney really had such a crew,” reporters like Hersh would have already been killed:
The other day, left-wing muckraker Seymour Hersh went on MSNBC and said he had information, provided by the usual anonymous sources, that Dick Cheney was running an assassination squad out of the White House.

I have but one simple observation: If Cheney really had such a crew, Hersh would have been dead a long time ago, and so would most everybody at MSNBC.
(emphasis in original)
One of the commenters at TP noted that this is part of O'Reilly's alleged "humor".

You ever notice how wingnut "humor" always has an emphasis on killing people they disagree with and attacking anyone of a less-privileged position?

Anyway, this isn't surprising - O'Bastard isn't even a bit sorry about his hate and the role it's had in eliminationism. He's just going to keep doing this until someone holds him accountable.

You Tell Me

What the hell was that conference about? Was it about the President assuring us he's got a plan and understands the gravity of all this, or was it just the press pool getting their revenge for him not showing up at the goddamn Gridiron Club? Did any of those questions have any real relevence?

Liveblogging the News Conference

And here comes the OMGZ TEH BAYBEEZ lie.

There's a reason that adult stem cells have shown research progress: BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND YOUR MASTERS WOULDN'T ALLOW EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH. Idiot.

Liveblogging the News Conference

We're going to be getting a lot of "OMG SOSHULIZM" bullshit from the reporters here, aren't we?


You have to be fucking kidding.

... I pride myself on my ability to remain calm in the face of right wing insanity, but this? This manages to send me into a blind rage each and every time.

Things like this? Are only supposed to be exaggerations in movies, or Onion articles. You know? Satire.

But there it is. Large as life, and twice as real. At least Canada forced them to apologize. Even if it was just a shitty FauxNoise non-apology apology.

Nothing to LOL About

Our economy is in the tank and we're on the edge of destruction, but that doesn't matter, because Obama laughed.

The Israeli Defense Force is being accused of yet more war crimes, and their troops are buying shirts making light of and celebrating their own violent, savage tendencies, but that doesn't matter, because Obama laughed.

Our own troops are reveling in their own inhumanity, but that doesn't matter, because Obama laughed.

I'm not laughing. But it's not because Obama laughed.

Get your goddamn priorities in order.

Left-Wing Mailbag, "More of This, Please" Edition

From The Journal Gazette: Errors hurt op-ed’s validity
I peruse the opinion page with an eye for interesting topics and seek out differing points of view to challenge my own thinking. Donna Volmerding’s essay, “Obama policies veiled socialism” (March 17), certainly caught my attention.
For every one of these letters, the J-G prints about twenty "BAMATERRISTSOSHULISTLIBRUL" screeds.

But remember, it's a liberal paper.


On Going Galt

Let me clear this up for you idiots.  You are not John Galt.  You don’t have any creativity.  You won’t be missed if you leave society, and you won’t last outside of it.  Besides, in case you pants-pissing whiners missed it, this isn’t a stupid novel by a reactionary anti-Soviet asshole, it’s real life, and in real life people like you are a minority and the rest of us have already seen through your garbage.

I know you’re convinced, with the fervor of a flagellating zealot, of your perfection, your superiority, and your irreplaceability in society.  But let me break it to you: you’re not unique little snowflakes.  You’re ignorant, cookie-cutter children with overly-common skills.  We can replace you with people who don’t believe destructive, selfish bullshit.  In fact, I propose we do that anyway - if you won’t follow up on your toothless threats on your own, we’ll make you.


In Lou Dobbs' World, No Irish Need Apply

From Huffington Post: Lou Dobbs Complains About 'Ethnic Holidays' Like St. Patrick's Day
Lou Dobbs has a lot of time to fill on his radio show, and no one much wants to talk about NAFTA Highways or the coming Invasion of the Mexican Lepers anymore, so this presents difficulties. Luckily, yesterday was Saint Patrick's Day -- or, as it is also known, "Amateur Night (Observed)" -- the one day a year where we celebrate Irish stuff. Anyway, Dobbs is against "ethnic holidays," but that's not all -- he is evidently powerfully confused by them.
"And by the way, I've got to wish to you, each and every one, Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I do that, and I have to be honest with you, despite my fervent anti-ethnic holiday position. That's right! I'm against St. Patrick's Day. I'm against St. Columbus Day. Saint Joseph's Day. I'm against all of those things.I mean, what is with all of these ethnic holidays? I mean how about an American Day? How about were all the same kind of day?"
Uh, Lou? I know you're really old, and really racist, and really, really xenophobic, but this isn't the late 19th Century. We don't do the whole "HUR HUR DEM WACKY IRISH" thing as a people anymore, since the Irish-American community is a vital part of our country, and, oh yeah, it's also INCREDIBLY FUCKING OFFENSIVE.

Personally, I'm not really surprised by this or anything, since it's Lou Dobbs, the guy who's spent his past couple years telling us that the Mexican Leper Rapist Gangs are waiting at our borders just waiting for us to build a six-mile-high fence so they can tunnel under it.

Oh, and Lou? We have a shitload of "non-ethnic" holidays. You know, unless you consider all those government-mandated holidays like Thanksgiving and Independence Day "ethnic".


Wait... What now?

So... Republicans are apparently ripping on the President for appearing on Leno, and for filling out a basketball bracket. Because, according to them, he should be telling AIG what to do with its salaries and bonuses (when they were just... criticizing him for proposing just that...)

Jesus Christ, these people are grasping at some seriously flimsy straws. In a hay bale that's on fire.

I wonder how long it's going to take for them to get burned...


Irony, Thy Name is Limbaugh

From Media Matters: Limbaugh Wire: 3/18/2009 Part II
LIMBAUGH: In the meantime, the new McCarthyism in Washington, D.C., this morning during a House Financial Services panel hearing. This is the Chairman Barney Frank.

FRANK [audio clip]: We will also be asking Mr. Liddy to give us the names of the recipients. They have sent us some information under the confidentiality rules. I've spoken to Chairman Kanjorski about this. If Mr. Liddy declines to give us the names, then I will convene the committee to vote a subpoena for the names. So we do intend to use our power to get the names of the people here.

LIMBAUGH: Contractually obligated bonuses -- Barney Frank and the new McCarthyism. He will go the route of a subpoena to get the names of the recipients if the government-installed CEO Ed Liddy does not provide the names. The next question that will be asked once these names have been produced -- and they will be -- then these people will be called up to testify before Chairman Frank's committee.
Uh, Limpdick? Subpoenaing people who are directly flouting basic morals and senses of human decency by saying they don't have to give back money that was not supposed to be theirs has nothing do to with McCarthy's "communist"-routing witchhunts. This isn't a case of "you'll admit you're a traitor and give me names, and by the way you're obviously a commie so your life is now ruined", this is "give the fucking money back NOW and stop covering for your rich-boy buddies who think they're above the law".

Then again, I don't expect him to understand it - to reich-wingers like Rushbo, McCarthy was a demigod, a man of impeccable character whose life-destroying accusations were just and correct, especially since we wanted to not be like Them Godless Reds. I don't think he'sconfused about this, though; I simply believe he's high on the Oxycontin again.

Remember, you can hear Limpballs' garbage on AM 1190 WOWO, Ft. Wayne's home for deranged revisionist horseshit.

Please, PLEASE, Tell Me This Letter Is a Joke, PLEASE

From The Journal Gazette: Web-only letter: Impeach Obama and others because of poor economy
It is time to ask Congress to request that President Obama, Vice President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader Harry Reid to resign. If they don’t, then it is time for impeachment of all four.

President Obama campaigned on change, and we sure are getting it. He signs the stimulus package without even giving anyone in Congress time to read what was in it. He made the statement that there was no “pork” in it. Frankly, 90 percent of it is pork.

On Oct. 10, 2007, the Dow Jones hit a high, closed at 14,164.53. Who was president then? On Nov. 20, 2008, the Dow was 7,552.53. Who was elected president just before that?

And they say it isn’t done yet. Who was the president who just signed the stimulus package?

This is a sure sign that we have elected a president who was this country’s biggest mistake over the last 100 years. Every time Obama speaks out or promotes something, the markets take another big drop.

I heard an economist make the statement that the next election, the Democrats will lose 40 seats in the House and possibly many more.

Why did people elect our present president? This is a question I heard quite often. He made many promises to the poor just to buy votes. When more than 90 percent of the black population voted for him along with the welfare people, whom he promised all kinds of help, what would you expect?

I hope those of you who helped put him in office will soon see just what you have done. President Bush had a lot of problems with the help of the Democratic House the last two year, but we now have more problems and debts that we will never got out of. President Obama has done more damage in 30 days than Bush did in eight years.

It is time to contact your senators and representatives in Washington, asking for their resignations. The final nails are going into the U.S. coffin, and we will soon be buried.

For the love of all that is good and holy, please, please, PLEASE let this letter be some kind of bad joke. The idea that someone can be this abnormally, irredeemably stupid and still be able to breathe without being re-taught every two seconds is unbelievable.

And it's really galling considering they just published a letter warning against this kind of irreconcilable stupidity.


F Twitter

If I have to hear one more media moron expound on how earth-shatteringly important Twitter is, I'm going to scream.

Now subscribe to my Twitter feed!


Follow up to "Michael Steele: Gone, Baby, Gone" - Blackwell confirms Republicans are the Christian party.

From TPMDC: Former RNC Candidate Blackwell: Steele Needs To Re-Read The Bible
"Chairman Steele, as the leader of America's Pro-Life conservative party, needs to re-read the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the 2008 GOP Platform. He then needs to get to work -- or get out of the way.
Yes, because all conservatives must be Christians, its in the by-laws. Really, can the conservative movement shoot itself in the foot anymore? I honestly believe they've gone into a full on sprint towards being a regional party. Of course I'm sure Mr. Blackwell feels, like Former President George Herbert Walker Bush, that atheists can't really be considered to be citizens or patriots, either.

Vatican: "Rape < TEH BORSHINZ"

From BBC NEWS: Vatican backs abortion row bishop
A senior Vatican cleric has defended the excommunication in Brazil of the mother and doctors of a young girl who had an abortion with their help.

The nine-year-old had conceived twins after alleged abuse by her stepfather.

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re told Italian paper La Stampa that the twins "had the right to live" and attacks on Brazil's Catholic Church were unfair.
So a rape baby has "a right to live", but the 9-year-old girl who was raped to produce it doesn't?

Fuck you. Fuck your Bronge-Age death cult. Fuck that noise. If that's what you honestly believe, then it's no wonder that your numbers are dwindling. I hope history leaves you the fuck behind.

It's the same old story...

...the same old song and dance, my friends.

First it was Fleischer saying that "Obama should be thankful that he inherited a world without Saddam Hussein" claiming that Saddam Hussein was behind 9-11 (but he DID inherit a world with AL QUAEDA and BIN LADEN and the people who were ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE for 9-11...)and then backpedaling and claiming that that's "not what he meant" when called on his LIE.

Then it was Frank Gaffney, who spouted off a load of stale, steaming bullshit about how Saddam was behind every terrorist attack in the US from the first WTC bombing, to the OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING (gee, I distinctly remember that guy being a FAR-RIGHT RACIST WHACKJOB AMERICAN...) to 9-11, along with crackpot conspiracy theories about how Saddam was prepared to attack the US with chemical weapons via... get this... PERFUME BOTTLES.

....are you people SERIOUS?

Seriously? SERIOUSLY?

...I think my brain just died a little...

Michael Steele: Gone, Baby, Gone

From the GQ Blog on men.style.com: The Reconstructionist
Do you think homosexuality is a choice?
Oh, no. I don’t think I’ve ever really subscribed to that view, that you can turn it on and off like a water tap. Um, you know, I think that there’s a whole lot that goes into the makeup of an individual that, uh, you just can’t simply say, oh, like, “Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being gay.” It’s like saying, “Tomorrow morning I’m gonna stop being black.”

The choice issue cuts two ways. You can choose life, or you can choose abortion. You know, my mother chose life. So, you know, I think the power of the argument of choice boils down to stating a case for one or the other.

Are you saying you think women have the right to choose abortion?
Yeah. I mean, again, I think that’s an individual choice.
(emphasis added)
Wow. Just wow. Yeah, I'm wagering he'll be gone by this time next week at the latest. After this, they're really going to accelerate the process of throwing him out on his ass.

The truth is, I've formulated a very large, very paranoid theorem as to why this whole thing with Steele happened in the first place: Steele was put in as head of the RNC for an important reason: He's a sacrificial lamb. They knew that he wasn't the far-right demagogue you'd expect to be heading the GOP - why else would there be all this talk of Rushbo as "the de facto head" of the party? - and that his views weren't entirely in line with the major points of the party.

His election sent the racists into screaming fits, swearing that they'd leave the GOP and never return, because the party's main components know there's no follower quite as devout as the one who leaves and comes back. Steele's views, which the right's talking heads can spin as being "liberal", will be cited as the reason that they're putting together a vote of no confidence against him, conveniently whitewashing (if you'll pardon the expression) that the vote is being pushed by someone who became a Republican because the government desegregated his school.

Steele will be ousted, and the right-wing talking heads will claim it's a victory for "conservative values" over "liberalism", with the added coded message that they put a black man "in his place". This is also the main reason why I don't buy into the idea floated by some that the GOP won't oust Steele because it'd make them look like a bunch of racist crackers: their cover story is already written for them, thanks in large part to this interview.

Now, you can buy into all that, or you can just say, "Steele's got diarrhea of the mouth." Hey, either way, the result is the same. The difference is whether you're going to take the logical, succinct approach, or you're going to come up with a sprawling, meandering, half-baked conspiracy hypothesis like I did.


It's Always Florida, Part 3,757

From Sun-Sentinel.com: Sex with a goat. You get to discover the rest.
Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise, recently learned that about two years ago a Panhandle man was suspected of accidentally asphyxiating a family goat with which he was having sex.


The proposal targets only those who derived or helped others derive "sexual gratification" from an animal. The amendment specified that conventional dog judging contests and animal husbandry practices are permissible.

That last provision tripped up Miami Democratic Sen. Larcenia Bullard.

"People are taking these animals as their husbands? What's husbandry?" she asked.
...oh jeez. Please, please tell me this is just an urban legend or something. Please tell me this isn't true. That's one of the most godawfully-stupid things I've ever had the misfortune of being exposed to.

Is there something in the water down there or what?

Goldberg and O'Reilly: Still Hateful, Eliminationist Bastards

From FOXNews.com, straight from the horse's ass: Bernie Goldberg Names 5 Worst Smear Merchants in Mainstream Media

You'd think Bernie and Faloofah wouldn't be so enthusiastic about naming off lists of people they hate, considering that their rhetoric was the reason why Jim Adkisson walked into a church during a children's music service and opened fire, but these are people that are entirely nourished by their hatred of everyone who isn't rich, white, and neo-conservative like them, and they don't really have anything resembling shame, souls, or intelligence.

But, but they loved each other!

From MSNBC: Report: Bristol Palin and fiancé split
Bristol Palin and her fiancé Levi Johnston have broken up, two sources tell PEOPLE.

The split happened "a few weeks ago," according to a source close to the couple, but it's unclear what precipitated it. "It was a mutual thing," adds the source.

But I thought Sarah Palin and the Recan'tlicans had told us that they were in love, that's why it was okay that she was pregnant outside of marriage, why they propped them up as the perfect couple! MY WORLD IS SHATTERED!

Why if one didn't know better, they'd swear the whole thing had been forced on them, to make the family look better! But that's crazy-talk.



Fox Noise: Still Bastards

Yet more of the Murdoch juggernaut comparing the President to a monkey. I figured that, after the rather large fallout from the "stimulus bill chimp" cartoon, they'd learn. Sadly, this shows they haven't even learned the big lesson from that.


You know things are bad when...

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Nearly 700 people apply for 1 janitor job at middle school

MASSILON, Ohio - Evidence of the slumping economy is stacking up at an Ohio school which has nearly 700 applications for one open janitorial job.

Officials at Perry Local Schools near Canton in northeast Ohio say they've extended the deadline until Monday to accommodate the overwhelming response to the week-old posting.

The full-time position at Edison Junior High School pays $15 to $16 an hour plus benefits.

But remember, kids - the economy's going strong and everything's fine! Nothing to worry about here!

Little Mac Scores KO

From the New York Daily News: Young Mac attack: McCain's daughter Meghan dresses down Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter is a nasty, hate-spewing train wreck whose stature in the Republican Party is a recipe for disaster, Meghan McCain blasted in an online essay posted Monday.

"I straight up don't understand this woman or her popularity. I find her offensive, radical, insulting, and confusing all at the same time," wrote the straight talking daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain in her latest essay on the Daily Beast Web site.
Oh hell yes. I know this isn't going to matter, and I know that the Coultergeist will just spin this into more things she can hate and demean, but still, this is what we need - more people calling out the hate of people like Coulter.

I do believe this calls for an "OH SNAP".


Read This Because It's Correct

From Pandagon: Galtin’: The Bow-Out Gang

Whiny objectards and losertarians think that they're John fucking Galt. This comment by MikeEss sets things straight:
If the spirit of John Galt is best embodied by the upper echelon of Wall Street, the clueless leaders of Detroit, the proud men and women who are attempting to outsource every job in America except the very bottom, maids, janitors, and gardeners, or the very top; if those people represent the best of America, then it seems like we really do need to hear the squeak of the tumbrels as they carry the “worthy” to the center of town to be executed.

I know it offends the delicate sensibilities of the overclass to hear such things, especially from the proles, but this shit just can’t go on forever without repercussions.

You treat people like animals and sooner or later those animals are going to show you what being an animal is all about...first hand…

If they want to live in a dog-eat-dog third-world hell hole, where there are only two kinds of people — the ultra-rich and the ultra poor — there are plenty of them around. There’s no reason to make America into another one.

You don’t like it here, get the fuck out.

OTOH, if you are a person who appreciates that the labor of all people is worthy of respect, regardless of what labor entails, then maybe we can work something out.

Maybe the person at the top should only make 20-times the wages of the person on the bottom, instead of 500-times. Maybe you could support Universal Health Care instead of fighting it tooth and nail. Maybe you could begin to understand that taxes are not some arbitrary punishment for being rich, but a cost we all pay for the privilege of living here and enjoying the fruits of American society and infrastructure.

If you can’t handle that “socialism”, then Get. The. Fuck. Out…

Limbaugh misses lunch, starts swallowing own foot.

From the Boston Globe: Limbaugh: Healthcare bill will be named in Kennedy's memory
Continuing his criticism of President Obama, Limbaugh said Obama has "moved on to healthcare. This is highly visible, it's news-leading, gets a great focus, plus it has the great liberal lion, Teddy Kennedy, pushing it."

"Before it's all over, it'll be called the Ted Kennedy Memorial Healthcare bill," Limbaugh said on his show.

I don't know if I have words for this. It leaves me sick to my stomache in a way I didn't know even Limbaugh could do.

Rush... did you just more or less imply you're hoping Teddy Kennedy dies soon? Because that's how it comes off.


A Reason for My Silence

My computer has started to have serious overheating problems. Until I can get a stopgap solution, my posting will be limited.

Republican love affair with Rush Limbaugh, part 279.

From DailyKos: Boss Limbaugh Strikes again
House Republican Minority Whip Eric Cantor tells the world that Limbaugh's ideas are “what I’m about” just five days after soundly rejecting Limbaugh on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Oh for Pete's freakin' sake. This is just getting sad now. Is there not a single conservative that has a pair of balls? Forget about our political disagreements, forget about all of that. I'm asking a serious question, are there no Republicans who actually own a pair of balls?

I mean other than Coulter.


Coultergeist Gets Owned

After Ann Coulter stoops to insulting Keith Olbermann's education... he proceeds to school her in a way that only he can.

Dear Mrs. Coulter: I do believe that's what's commonly known as a "Bitch, PLEASE."

The rest is funny, but the verbal castration of Ann Coulter is quite possibly the best laugh I've had in a long time.


Rush Limbaugh: Republican leader

From Politico : Steele to Rush: I'm Sorry

Not long ago, Michael Steele tried to assert that he was the leader of the RNC (a role which is supposed to be his) over Rush Limbaugh, a ... man... quickly becoming the voice of the current Republican party. What we've learned in this short time since this story first broke is both sad and mind-blowingly funny.

Rush Limbaugh is in fact the leader of the Republican party. The evidence is strong as Steele begs for his dark master's forgiveness for his error of daring to question the will of Jabba the Rush.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.” “My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”
And Steele outright admits that Limbaugh's in control. The Republican party has completely abandoned the idea of a big tent, and instead opted for a circus tent.