Wednesday, December 29, 2010

All you Bush lovers should suck on this

This is by far the best take down of Decision Points I've seen. If you're a Bush lover, this might just be too much truth to take all at once. You might want to go to bed early. If, like me, you realize that Bush was a disaster of historic proportions, you'll want to cherish every word of this, even though it will bring back that slight nausea you felt for 8 years.

in reference to:

"A pup in a valley of alpha males, inadequate compared to Dad, humiliated by Mother, he classically became a bully to compensate: an ass-brander, noted for what he calls verbal ‘needling’; a boss who cussed out his subordinates and invented demeaning nicknames for everyone around him; a president who taunted terrorists, most of them imaginary, and challenged them to ‘bring it on’."
- LRB · Eliot Weinberger · ‘Damn right,’ I said (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bush blows it again

The Ghailani verdict proves that GW Bush was a bungling idiot who followed Cheney's lead, which led to us being unable to use evidence against a terrorist. Had this been done right from the start, we would have gotten more convictions on this guy. Instead we had a bunch of people who thought they were above the law--that they could torture people and get away with it. Oh, wait, they did. But now we have to pay the price.

Rule of law, folks.

in reference to:

"there was a lag of over six years between Ghailani’s apprehension and his trial—that resulted from a political decision. During that time, two key witnesses for the government died, undermining their case. So it’s clear this case was not handled in the best or most efficient way, but the blame for that rests with the Bush team and not their successors."
- The Verdict on Ghailani—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Talk about your takedowns

Like a slow-motion car wreck, I just can't take my eyes off the fabulous take-downs of GW Bush that have been scorching the presses since Decision Points came out. This piece, though, really hits the dry drunk on the nose.

His obliviousness to the contradictions in his own logic--if one can really call it that--make me want to scream in his face, but what could I scream that he would understand? He wouldn't get it if you branded it on his ass.

Maybe that's the ultimate insult from this man. You could make him read this critique and he would just sit there with a blank stare, not really understanding any of it. It's like trying to be mad at a retarded child.

in reference to:

"His paramount distress over Iraq is not over the loss of life, civilian and military, but how that banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished" on the aircraft carrier came to make him look naive and vainglorious. He reveals his shallowness and vapidity with these reflections in the most crystalline of clarity, and hasn't a notion he is doing so."
- Matthew Norman: How did this wastrel ever find his way to the White House? - Matthew Norman, Commentators - The Independent (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, November 08, 2010

Bush Wrote a Book!

I've been sickened by Bush for years now, and here he is again to put me off food for weeks. First he admits to committing a war crime ("Damn right") when ordering waterboarding. Then he calls Scooter Libby a loyal American (outing CIA agents used to be called treason). And now he says, hey, Olmert wanted me to bomb Syria but I said no. Small favors.

So, I'd been thinking of ways to encourage people to deal with Bush's book, and today I stumbled on Bill's Cheers and Jeers, which hits the nail on the head.

A Brief Publisher's Message
Dear Reader,
Tomorrow, November 9, 2010, we are officially releasing former president George W. Bush's new book, Decision Points, and we would like to make the following request:
> Please do not take copies off the shelf, open them to a random page, insert a quantity of spit, nasal discharge or chewing gum, slam them shut and put them back on the shelf.
> Please do not draw horns on Mr. Bush's head---be they a ram's, a goat's or Satan's. Please also no forked tails or thought-bubbles that say "Heckuva Job."
> Please do not throw the book to the ground and stomp on it while yelling, "You suck!"
> Please do not knock over the bookcase on which Decision Points is displayed, as this could result in a domino effect on the other bookcases and cause damage and/or injury to other customers.
> Please do not attempt to move copies of the book from the Non-fiction section of the store to the Humor or Fantasy sections.
> Please do not whip out a Sharpie and add "Awesome book---if properly shredded" to the list of testimonial blurbs on the back cover.
We know you're upset at how badly he screwed you over, but please: let's be civil.
Thank you,
Your Friends at Crown Publishing
P.S. Democrats, this letter applies to you, too.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do these people even know about Pat Tillman?

I don't think the Republicans who glorify Tillman even know about the man, much less the shame behind his death: Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld covered up the facts surrounding Tillman's death, and yet Republicans keep milking Tillman's patriotism for every last dollar and vote they can get. This is particularly galling when they mix war and God.

in reference to:

"“He’s not with God, he’s fucking dead,” asserted Mr Tillman. “Thanks for your thoughts but he’s fucking dead.” Mr Tillman, who has a low tolerance for lies was clearly offended by the sentiments, stating that his deceased brother “was not religious.”"
- Propaganda Tool Sarah Palin Uses Pat Tillman to Glorify War (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

So many weren't

Can't help but think of all the people that weren't so lucky as to survive Dick Cheney's attack. This is why I don't say the pledge; there is no justice for all.

in reference to:

"The lawyer shot five years ago by then vice-president Dick Cheney told the The Washington Post Thursday that his injuries from the hunting accident were more extensive than revealed at the time."
- Man shot by Cheney 'lucky' to escape death - U.S. news - Life - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Pro-Bush Supreme Court Strikes Again

I remember hearing Republicans say that this is a pro-speech court. Ha. Apparently it's only free speech if you're a corporation.

The Bush Five still have their lips planted firmly on Bush's flight-suit pants.

in reference to: Justices Turn Down Appeal Over Speech Ejections - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Bush Did Not Support The Troops

Laurence Lewis created this handy list that proves that, contrary to Obama's statement that George W Bush supported the troops, he did not...

Overused and over-extended.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: By the middle of 2005, Stop-Loss policy had prevented at least 50,000 troops from leaving the military when their service was scheduled to end.
USA Today: Multiple deployments were adding to the troops' stress.
CNN: In April 2007, tours of duty were extended from 12 to 15 months.
New York Times: Republicans killed Democratic Senator Jim Webb's attempt to give troops more down time between deployments.
Associated Press: Deployed single parents were having to fight to retain custody of their children.
International Herald Tribune: The bipartisan National Governors Association warned Bush that use of National Guard troops for his Iraq escalation was overburdening already overburdened units, and undermined the Guard's ability "to respond to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, forest fires and other emergencies."
CBS News: To accommodate Bush's Iraq escalation schedule, two Army combat brigades had to skip their planned desert training.
Agence France-Presse: Nearly two-thirds of polled veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars considered the military over-extended.
Inadequately protected and inadequately cared for.
New York Times: A 2006 study showed that 80 percent of marines killed from upper body wounds would have survived, if they'd had adequate body armor.
Newsweek: Troops were forced to improvise their own vehicle armor because the military wasn't providing the real thing.
Washington Post: Even as the Iraq escalation began, thousands of Army Humvees still lacked FRAG Kit 5 armor protection.
TXCN News: Soldiers were provided such inadequate supplies of water on the battlefield that it was literally making them ill.
Salon: The Veterans Administration knew as early as 2004 that there were serious problems with the conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center- and did nothing.
Salon: The Department of Defense also knew about the problems long before public exposure, and the resulting outcry forced them actually to do something about it.
NPR: Veterans were receiving fewer medical disability benefits than before the war
MSNBC: Up to 20 percent of Iraq vets may have been suffering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Washington Post: A Pentagon task force concluded that the available medical care for those troops suffering psychological problems was "woefully inadequate."
Salon: Wounded soldiers classified as medically unfit for battle were being reclassified as fit so they could be sent back into battle.
Salon: These reclassifications were done to provide enough manpower for Bush's escalation.
Salon: Even soldiers with acute Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder were being sent back to Iraq.
Understandably, morale deteriorated
Spiegel Online: Troops stationed in Germany were increasingly going AWOL rather than be used as cannon fodder for Bush's insanity.
New York Times: The army had to revise upwards its understated desertion rate.
Boston Globe: West Point graduates were leaving the military at the highest rate in three decades, as repeated tours of Iraq drove out some of the army's best young officers.
Associated Press: The Army had its highest desertion rate since 1980.
Psychological trauma and suicide.
Associated Press: By July 2007, some "38 percent of soldiers and 31 percent of Marines report psychological conditions such as brain injury and PTSD after returning from deployment. Among members of the National Guard, the figure is much higher — 49 percent — with numbers expected to grow because of repeated and extended deployments."
The prevalence of reporting a mental health problem was 19.1% among service members returning from Iraq compared with 11.3% after returning from Afghanistan and 8.5% after returning from other locations (P<.001). Mental health problems reported on the postdeployment assessment were significantly associated with combat experiences, mental health care referral and utilization, and attrition from military service. Thirty-five percent of Iraq war veterans accessed mental health services in the year after returning home; 12% per year were diagnosed with a mental health problem. More than 50% of those referred for a mental health reason were documented to receive follow-up care although less than 10% of all service members who received mental health treatment were referred through the screening program.
Soldiers who have served -- or are serving -- in Iraq are killing themselves at higher percentages than in any other war where such figures have been tracked.
Associated Press: The Army experienced the highest suicide rate in 26 years.
New York Times: By January 2008, traumatized Iraq veterans were leaving "a trail of death and heartbreak in U.S."
Washington Post: Suicides among active-duty soldiers had reached their highest level since the Army began keeping such records.
Washington Post: In April 2008, 300,000 veterans of the Bush wars were reported to be suffering from PTSD or major depression.
The Oregonian: In July 2009, a report showed a dramatic jump in the rate of mental illness, among veterans of the Bush wars.
Boston Globe: By July 2009, homelessness was rising among female veterans of the Bush wars. Many are single parents.
Science Daily: By November 2009, the rate of PTSD among Iraq troops was reported to be as high as 35 percent.
San Francisco Chronicle: Homelessness, overall, was rising among veterans of the Bush wars.
Shove that in the face of anyone who tells you that Bush, or Republicans in General, support the troops.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Oh, what a shame, we lost those emails...

More evidence of massive covering up at the Bush White House has me convinced that what we don't know about must have been really bad, since what we do know about is so blatantly awful. While they were supposed to be finding and preserving their email, they were losing it, and they didn't care. Of course, this was a direct violation of the law. Of course this was a blatant attempt, especially in the case of the Plame affair, to cover up and protect senior members of the administration.

And, of course, nothing will be done about it.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Creating More Stateless Refugees

This is what the xenophobic right wants to create: a country that denies citizenship to people born here. This will create stateless refugees--people with no nation, no rights, no protection of law, and no place to call home.

I'm sure this doesn't matter one bit to the people who want to deny birthright citizenship. Would they give a damn, I wonder, about Palestinians or even Jews and Gypsies under Hitler? Do they care about huddled masses yearning to breathe free?

But, hey, people who want to mess with the 14th amendment won't bother reading this Wikipedia page because they're convinced we should deny citizenship to people born here. Wouldn't want to cloud up your world view on citizenship with these kind of unintended consequences.

The right will just ignore the facts, or make up their own (like, is there really an invasion of pregnant Mexican women struggling through miles of hot desert to have their babies here?). They will plow on into this like they did with Iraq, unintended consequences be damned.

We are a nation of immigrants. We give chances to people who don't otherwise have them. In this case, we ruined small subsistence farming in Mexico with NAFTA and Monstanto, we have a whole bunch of businesses here that love the cheap illegal labor and hardly ever get busted for it, so what do we expect but a bunch of displaced people looking for work? Until we solve the problems of small farmers in Mexico and start punishing the companies that hire illegals here in the US, we will never stop or slow illegal immigration.

If the Xenophobes on the right get their way, we'll just create more problems, like statelessness, and never get to the core problem of poverty and joblessness that drives the immigration engine. Even George W Bush understood that.

"...when men are desperate no one can stand up to them." --Xenophon

in reference to: 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Electoral College is Tried and True

Well, of course some Republican would say that. They love George W. Bush. If enough states had passed this bill before 2000, we wouldn't be in this mess. As I point out at on my web site, people in Massachusetts had, in 2000, a vote that counted for about half of what the people of Wyoming have.

And if you really delve into it, you'll see why Republicans love the un-democratic method of choosing an executive: The little states that get a vote bonus are almost all Republican.

At its heart, though, this is an issue of fairness. If we keep using the Electoral College, then we are not democratically electing our Presidents. Simple as that.

So, whine away Republicans. This idea is going to win, and you'll just have to live with it.

in reference to:
"Senate minority leader Richard Tisei said the state was meddling with a system that was "tried and true" since the founding of the country."
- Mass. Legislature approves plan to bypass Electoral College - Local News Updates - MetroDesk - The Boston Globe (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Indict Bush and Cheney

And the rest of their Junta. I thought all you fucking Republicans were for law and order?


But, wait. This was on Fox? Huh? I guess none of the drooling hordes looking for what they're supposed to think were actually watching this particular program.

in reference to:

"Nader: What should be the sanctions? Napolitano: They should have been indicted. They absolutely should have been indicted for torturing, for spying, for arresting without warrants. I'd like to say they should be indicted for lying but believe it or not, unless you're under oath, lying is not a crime. At least not an indictable crime. It's a moral crime."
- Andrew Napolitano: Bush and Cheney Should Have Been Indicted for Torturing, for Spying and Arresting Without Warrants | Video Cafe (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The woman Dick Cheney wanted

More proof that these fucks didn't give a damn about the environment, future generations, or anything else but profit. This Cheney crony set up the MMS to be a rubber stamp on anything the oil industry wanted. And now they have it, and the disaster capitalists will profit from the spill, and all will be right in Cheney world.

And any fucking Republican who says this is Obama's fault can shove it.

in reference to:

"Burton was in charge during the development of the offshore drilling plan that expanded drilling to the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster."
- Bush MMS director defends tenure: “When I was there it seemed to work well” « Climate Progress (view on Google Sidewiki)

Monday, July 05, 2010

Damn Right It Is Bush's Fault!

More evidence that this oil gusher is Bush and Cheney's fondest wish (drill, baby, drill) come back to bite them on the ass. Of course, to the 29% of Americans who aren't sure if the President is an American, this won't matter one bit. The earth is 6000 years old, we did not evolve, we faked the moon landing, global warming is a hoax, Iraq had WMD, and the oil spill is Obama's fault...

in reference to:

"The Bush administration agency charged with assessing the impact of new deepwater drilling on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico based its 2007 conclusion that expanded drilling was "not likely" to "destroy or adversely modify designated critical habitat" on a worst-case scenario that a single spill would dump no more than 630,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf."
- Daily Kos: In 2007 review, Federal agency vastly underestimated deepwater spill risk (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

When something burrows in my garden...

I put out traps and catch the little fuckers.

This is one more example of the kind of crap Cheney and Bush were doing that is improper, unethical, and possibly illegal. And yet Republicans go around claiming the moral authority crown, and beating hippies with it.

in reference to:

"In one of seven cases where the GAO found improper burrowing, a special assistant in the Office of Congressional & Legislative Affairs of the Department of Veterans Affairs -- who worked in that position from January 2001 to May 2007 -- became a program analyst in the Office of Information and Technology, despite "limited qualifications and experience.""
- GAO Study Finds Improper Burrowing During Bush Years | TPMMuckraker (view on Google Sidewiki)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's Water Weight You Bastard!

This news on raggedy-Dick:
Cheney was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday as a result of "progressive retention of fluid related to his coronary artery disease," Cheney's office said.
 If he blew up like Violet Beauregard and had to be rolled by the ghosts of dead Iraqi civilians to the juicing room, it wouldn't be enough to make up for all the horrific trail of shit that's spewed out of Dick "Last Throes" Cheney.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Set Yourself on Fire

David Weigel lost his job because he said Drudge should "handle his emotional problems more responsibly and set himself on fire." Wow. If right wingers lost their job because they advocated violence in private emails, none of them would have jobs. Shit, just look at the kind of stuff they say in public ("Nuke them all, let God sort it out" kind of sums it up).

My problem with Weigel is that he didn't go far enough. I think Drudge should light himself on fire while standing next to a kerosene soaked Dick Cheney, while both of them are in the Fox News control room, with tape running, so all the relatives of the people who died because of Dick Cheney can watch.

Then I hear this morning that Dick's in the hospital again, where apparently the molten mass of lead they call his heart is acting up again. Oh, the tirade I could go on about how dying of a heart attack is too fucking good for the likes of this monstrosity of  a human, but then I would sound like all the fuckers who have sent me hate mail over the years (inevitably involving decapitation and the shoving of something down the neck hole). While I love the Rude Pundit, I just can't generate enough trash talk to ever come close to what Deadeye Dick deserves. So I'll just wait to hear that his latest "heart" attack was painful, extremely so, and that will have to do.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

George Bush's Giant Balls Have Damaged His Brain

If ever there was a man who should just shut the fuck up...

Here we have GW, in the kind of massive irony (that could only be topped if he was giving this speech in the Gulf of Mexico) that only he could muster, lecturing someone (albeit deservedly in this case) for wasting resources while millions of gallons of the precious crude is being wasted in the gulf because he and Dick Cheney didn't give a shit about regulation or oversight. Wonder how much all the oil is worth, Dumbya?

Here we have GW lecturing on wasting resources while the fish, shrimp, crabs and other valuable life in the Gulf are lost, perhaps forever, because of his administration's greed and blatant preference for oil companies over life, jobs, and nature.

Here we have a man whose whole raison de etre is the mindless destruction of America's bounty for the profit of a few, extremely wealthy plutocrats, and he has the balls to lecture some petty dictator over "wasting" resources. George Fucking W Bush wasted more resources to help Halliburton in one day than the Dear Leader could waste in a year.

I was glad to see that someone had the guts to point out that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were at the very least not exactly "Christian." I hesitate to think how many resources were wasted in Iraq over Bush's bullshit lies. We can't even accurately count how many people died...

George W Bush is the last man on earth who should be talking about wasting resources.

in reference to:

"But some local Christian organisations, including the Christian Alliance for Church Reform, criticised Bush's presence at a time when cross-border tensions are high."It is just nonsense to bring to the Korean War prayer meeting the former US President Bush, who started the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have him give testimony," they said in a joint statement."
- AFP: Bush blasts N.Korea's Kim for wasting resources (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Miss Me Yet?

Good thing I haven't seen one of the Bush "Miss Me" T-shirts. I'd go off on any idiot who would wear such an expression of stupidity. I have a lot of pent up anti-Bushness left, especially after watching the result of foxes guarding hen houses for eight years.

My reply to anyone wearing such a travesty of fashion?

"Hell no, I don't miss him yet! He's still with us!"

Watch the oil wash ashore all along the gulf coast. Realize that the oil under the water is even more abundant, sucking oxygen out of the water, killing everything in it's path, and converting the entire gulf into a dead zone. Then realize that the agency that was our last line of protection against this, the Minerals Management Service in the Interior Department (under Bush, a subsidiary of the oil industry), and realize that this whole mess could have been stopped had it not been for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sissy boys afraid to take credit for their positions

These little-penis-compensators want to be able to run ads saying whatever they want, funded by whomever they want, but they don't want to stand up and say, "Yes, I said this."

That means they're chicken shits. They got their big fucking guns, but they don't have the balls to take credit for their arguments. They have their ammo, but they're afraid to openly debate the merits of their positions.

What a bunch of pussies. Yeah, you, you bum-fuck dumbasses. I'm willing to state my name when I state my positions. Why aren't you?

What's the matter? You afraid if people know who's behind your bullshit lying ad campaigns then they'll vote for the other person/position?

Chicken shits.

in reference to:

"Erick Erickson of Red State also accused the NRA of selling out, saying that, like Van Cleave, he supports the Gun Owners of America instead. That group opposes the DISCLOSE Act, calling it a "free speech gag bill.""
- Friendly Fire: Gun Rights Advocates In Shootout Over Campaign Finance Bill | TPMDC (view on Google Sidewiki)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's the abortion deficit, stupid.

Brooklynbadboy at the KOS:

Republican Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana has ticked off social conservatives by declaring that the next Republican president will "have to call a truce on the so-called social issues." Tony Perkins of the FRC responds:

"Nothing is more fiscally responsible than ending the taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion promotion."

Right. Abortion is causing the deficit. These people are completely insane, folks.

Here we are past the trillion dollar mark on Bush's wars to get the people who knocked those buildings down: hundreds of thousands, if not millions, are dead; Bin Laden is still free; our military is stretched so thin that soldiers are doing multiple tours with no end in sight; the costs to the VA for caring for all the injured vets are just starting to come in; George W. Bush goes around bragging about torturing people; millions more hate us for our heavy-handed and bloated military adventures; and Tony Fucking Perkins thinks ending abortion is the best fiscal restraint we can come up with.

These people aren't insane; they're vicious, lying mother fuckers who want the world to hate us so much that Armageddon comes in their lifetimes. And any fucker who agrees with them or votes for them deserves the lake of fire they think will go only to those who don't believe like they do.

Good thing so many of the Family Research Council's friends are into homosexual sex. No need for birth control or abortions there!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Torture Research

More evidence of how sick and violent Republicans, especially Bush and Cheney, are. This is also evidence that they knew they were guilty of war crimes and were in CYA mode.

The fact that Obama is not prosecuting these crimes, or even investigating them, is also a travesty of justice.

in reference to:

"Perhaps the most astonishing and perverse fact about the CIA’s human guinea pig program is that it was set up on the advice of the Department of Justice as a tactic for evading accountability for other crimes. Once again, we see strong evidence that the Bush Justice Department counseled other actors in the government to commit serious crimes and assured them that they would face no threat of prosecution for their criminal conduct."
- Bush-era CIA Human Experimentation Program Revealed—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The American People

“The American people don’t elect somebody who can’t walk and chew gum at the same time.”--Robert Gibbs, denying that the oil spill had paralyzed the Obama White House, leaving it to us to remember that George W Bush was not "elected."

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Dick Cheney's Katrina

Make no mistake about who's to blame for this mess: BP and the GOP, especially Bush/Cheney.

Anyone voting for Republicans is a complete buffoon. They got us here, and now the grown-ups have to get us out.

in reference to:

"The following timeline outlines the administration’s direction, consequent legislative steps and missteps, and the resulting circumstances that provided advantages to Big Oil companies and led to the establishment of a regulatory system that created the BP oil disaster."
- BP oil disaster is Cheney’s Katrina « Climate Progress (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

When Corporations Rule, Thanks to Bush/Cheney

BP even got a Dick Cheney aide as spokeswoman.

in reference to:

"The fatal disasters at the Upper Big Branch Mine and Deepwater Horizon are fresh evidence the Bush-Cheney corporate culture continues in some federal agencies charged with overseeing industry. President Obama needs to change that culture fast.  Bill Becker, a regular CP contributor and Executive Director of the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP), explains what Obama needs to do."
- When corporations rule « Climate Progress (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Too bad his Daddy didn't get him in the National Guard

"I've bled for my country, I've sweated for my country, I've cried myself to sleep for my country -- which is a lot more than some people who are passing judgment on me have done. I would rather go sit in prison than go to Iraq." /Patrick Hart, U.S. Army sergeant with almost 10 years on active duty, who went to Canada rather than face a second deployment to Iraq. /(USA Today)

Friday, May 14, 2010

George Bush Ruined this Country

How can anyone possibly argue that Republican Economic Theory, that great supply-side pie in the sky, works? Oh, I know... George Bush wasn't conservative enough...

Anyone who can make that argument with a straight face should be left alone; they might be dangerous.

"If the economy produces jobs over the next eight months at the same pace as it did over the past four months, the nation will have created more jobs in 2010 alone than it did over the entire eight years of George W. Bush's presidency."

The stimulus worked. Supply side economics doesn't even deserve a nice garbage can. Best to burn it and compost the ashes. Don't even bother trying to argue with anyone who wants to save it. They will be a waste of your time.

in reference to:

"In only eight of Bush's 96 months did the economy create as many jobs as the 290,000 it did last month."
- National Journal Magazine - Repairing The Job Machine (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Timothy McVeigh Wannabes

No foolin' here.

I usually don't give a fuck what Sean Hannity has to say, but this, from Markos, is just too much. Follow the link for the video.

Is it terrorism yet?

Sean Hannity praises teabaggers as "Tim McVeigh wannabees":

HANNITY: When you think about the vast majorities that they have in Congress and they had to bribe, backroom deals, corruption, that’s all because the tea party movement, the people — all these Tim McVeigh wannabes here.
Tim McVeigh's handywork:
OKC bombing
And no, this isn't an April Fool's Day joke. We actually verified with the transcript, thinking this was too absurd to be real.

I want to hear some tea bag loser explain how some liberal edited the video to make it look like that's what he's saying. How long before FOX changes the official transcript?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When lyin asshowes pass email makes me look bigger idjut

She added: "I'm peeved,,, when people in this country is getting kicked out of there homes everyday and our government passes a bill to spend more then 20 billion dollars to bring Hamas here and supplies them with food and homes that just wrong."

It's pretty clear that Stone got these bogus ideas about H.R. 1388 from a chain email that has been thoroughly debunked by


Hey, when the hell have facts ever mattered to people like this? Or the people who started that email? They make shit up... it's what they do. Call them out on it! Stand up to these idiots, cuz, you know, people is getting kicked out of there homes and all. Not that GW had anything to do with that, its all Clinton's fault.

in reference to: Hutaree Member Angered By Fake Hamas Resettlement Bill | TPMMuckraker (view on Google Sidewiki)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Right Wing Violence is Chicken Shittery

When the Bush Junta was in the White House, waging total war on the whole damn world, I drove around a very Republican area of southern California with the bumper stickers you see here.

One crazy bitch tried to run me over when she saw me walking back to the car (we wound up on Judge Joe Brown for that one, when she sued be for an imaginary dent in her hood--I won). Another guy flagged me down, walked up to my open window, and sucker punched me in the face (I got out and kicked him in the nuts, and left him there writhing). I was flipped off, swerved at, threatened, pushed, and attacked on a regular basis for exercising my free speech. Despite the fact that I thought Bush was an illegal president, that he had broken many laws, and was, indeed, committing treason, not once did I ever physically attack any of his many supporters I came in contact with everyday.

I did fight back when attacked.

I gave the ones who just yelled a piece of my mind, and not once did a Bush supporter try to reason with me, or argue any kind of valid point. Almost every one of them said Saddam Hussein was in on 9-11. Many of them said we should nuke the whole Middle East. Almost all of them said I was a traitor for not supporting the president. Almost all of them threatened me with physical violence.

That is what they do. They make shit up and threaten people.

These are not good people. They have grown up in a macho world of testosterone driven debates in which might makes right. When they inevitably cannot argue with a well-reasoned argument, they get spit-spewing angry, they reach into the name calling talking points they started learning as children and kept getting fed by Dick Cheney, et al.

Dirty fucking hippy haters.

So, when I heard about the fellow in Tennessee yesterday, who had his car rammed by some wingnut fuck with tiny little steroid-soaked balls, a wave of sympathy for the guy surged through my fight impulse. I remembered the adreneline rush I got from those fights, and I wished I'd have been there, even in my diminished state from arthritis, to drag the mother fucker out of his SUV and kick his ass. It would be worth the subsequent week of pain to plant a well-clenched fist into his fascist mouth.

Now some folks say that fighting is always wrong, but I'm not that kind of liberal. I think that when you're attacked, you gotta fight back. Pacifism is for pussies. I respect the position, I just don't agree with it. And if any motherfucker wants to ram my car, kid in it or not, they're going to have to put up or shut up, because I have never, and will never, put up with assault. At the very least, I'd have the fuck arrested for his attempted murder, or assault with a deadly weapon, pick your charge.

But defend yourself and your kid first.

I was done trying to reason with these fuckers a long time ago. They cannot be reasoned with.

Anybody that is a global-warming denier at this point in time has got their head so deeply up their ass I’m not sure they could hear me.--James Cameron

 This applies to all of them, not matter what the subject. Their ears are all stopped up with shit that the irresponsible heads of their "party" have been feeding them about socialism and government takeovers of the economy (like the TARP funds by that noted socialist GW Bush). They cannot be reasoned with. Hell, I'd bet most of them have been guilty of terroristic threatening at least once in the miserable lives. How do you reason with that kind of chicken-shittery?

So, what's the answer? Well, ignore them when you can. Kick their asses when you have to. Keep speaking the truth to them loudly when you can, as other people around will see who the reasonable person is and lean toward the side of reason.

And reason, be it from the right or left, is the only thing that can lead us to answers. All the rest is just bullshit.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

George W Bush Citizen's Arrest Attempt Trial

Splitting the Sky is getting their day in court after being arrested for trying to Citizen's arrest George W Bush when he was in Canada last year.

Seems the group has some Canadian Court opinions on its side as to whether the US, and particularly GW Bush, committed war crimes when they tortured prisoners.

And, I assume the Canadian Courts take precedence a little more seriously than the activist right wing nut jobs on our highest courts now.

in reference to:

"A court case concerning an attempted arrest of Bush in Canada gets about as politically charged as it can get:"
- Evidence of Bush War Crimes Entered Into Court Records | ePluribus Media (view on Google Sidewiki)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Anti-Bush Video Game Nixed

Sony poached most of the developers for this game--where the Chinese invaded the mainland US as a result of some bad Pretzel-dent'n on W's part. Maybe they'll all come back to this intriguing FPS after the "more important project." Because, you know, making bad Presidential decisions is so, like, yesterday.

Perhaps Sylvie Barak would like to tell us what the "more important" project was. And, honestly, for an article that breaks its back bending over backwards to piss on the anti-Bushness of a video game, it really misses a chance to hit those good ol' talking points about fighting them over there so we don't have to burn to death in Chinese gasoline over here.

in reference to:

"With a veritable wealth of video games in existence, one doesn’t often spare a thought to those that didn’t quite make it, but a recent interview with game developer David Jaffe provides some insight into what could have been a highly controversial first person shooter based on George W. Bush's polices abroad."
- Anti Bush video game nixed | TG Daily (view on Google Sidewiki)

George Bush blames Jimmy Cater for His Miserable Life

JAFR (just another fucking republican) alert! Here's Dumbya, as quoted by CBS news today, referring to Jimmy Carter calling his handling of the war a "flat out disaster."
"I have no desire to see myself on television. I don't want to be a panel of formers instructing the currents on what to do... I'm trying to regain a sense of anonymity. I didn't like it when a certain former president -- and it wasn't 41 or 42 -- made my life miserable."
Because, yeah, it's all Carter's fault that you're a miserable failure. And I love the way he reveals that he thinks of himself as a whole panel. Get all the classic Bush quotes here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

George Bush: the gift that keeps on giving...

New quote for the George Bush quotes page:
"This is going to come as quite a shock to people up here that I can write a book, much less read one."--Former President George W. Bush, 2-26-2010, addressing the Bush-Cheney reunion breakfast. Bush's "memoir" is due in November.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Eat Shit Cheney Lovers

Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any [prisoner]. . . I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and in such a cause… for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to themselves and their country.-- George Washington
Via Attackerman, on the stuff the right wing leaves out about General Washington.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

For All You Bush Lovers, Here's a Handy Visual Aid

It must be hard to admit that the economic theories that you've had most of your life aren't just wrong, they're dangerously wrong. After all, if you've spent most of your adult life trying to tell people that cutting taxes leads to trickle down effects that include jobs, higher wages, and better benefits for those in the middle and the bottom, then any facts that are contrary to that handy fiction are best left unmentioned, or, better yet, attacked.

Well, get out your big guns, boys, because here's a fact that proves that the only thing that trickles down is the shit down your legs.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Racist Jesus

Sounds like the Lt. Governor of South Carolina.

in reference to:

"15:22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. (15:22-26) "And cast it to the dogs" Jesus refuses to heal the Canaanite woman's possessed daughter, saying "it is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs." 15:23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. "I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." Should the gospel be preached to everyone? Canaanite Dogs 15:25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 15:26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs."
- Matthew , Chapter 15 (view on Google Sidewiki)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Too Big to Fail

At least Bob got to see this Supreme Court ruling he most certainly would have loved.

in reference to:

"Appointed to head the Commerce Department, Mr. Mosbacher said he aimed to develop closer ties between government and industry, perhaps, he hoped, with the aid of relaxed antitrust laws, so that United States factories could better compete in high technology."
- Robert A. Mosbacher, Former Secretary of Commerce, Dies at 82 - Obituary (Obit) - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Compare and Contrast: GWB v BHO

Everybody's talking about the enormous amount of time Obama spent communicating with people during his first year and the worst depression since the last one, as compared to the much lesser amount of time that, say, W spent on TV.

See, when you're in charge of a White House where Obama is the President, during a national disaster that was the rubble left after 8 years of W, the first thing you want to do is get him out there talking. If you're in charge of the George Dumbya Bush White House, not so much.

Then there is, of course, the matter of total debt added under your watch. Over 8 years for W, it's 5 trillion. Despite Karl Rove's complete and utter I-dare-you-to-look-it-up declaration that Obama has already added more to the debt in one year than Bush did in 8, the debt has gone up 1.693 trillion in Obama's first year. So, yeah, fuck you Karl, you lying scum.

To me the telling stat in Bush vs. Obama is the vacation time, which I cover in this Side-wiki post on Obama's first year numbers.

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's bad enough you gave us Bush...

Of course, when will you ever see anyone get in Karl Rove's face about this? Will some media person ask him this? Or will we all be disappointed when Jon Stewart is the only guy to ever say something, and then Karl weasels out of it, like John Yoo did?

It's great that Axelrod calls him out on it, but, honestly. The kind of people who vote for Bush, watch Fox, and believe in the book of Revelations literally are not going to believe any of the facts Axelrod hands them, no matter how true they are.

Fact is, if someone was stupid, greedy, ignorant, bigoted, or whatever enough to vote for Bush twice and has yet to apologize, then they're just going to make up whatever they want to make up, as long as it's convenient to their argument at that exact moment. They don't care if people can actually "look things up" or "check the facts." They just want Jesus to come burn all the heathens in a lake of fire, and the sooner the better.

in reference to:

"To put the breathtaking scope of this irresponsibility in perspective, the Bush administration's swing from surpluses to deficits added more debt in its eight years than all the previous administrations in the history of our republic combined. And its spending spree is the unwelcome gift that keeps on giving: Going forward, these unpaid-for policies will continue to add trillions to our deficit."
- David Axelrod - What Karl Rove got wrong on the U.S. deficit - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lying Bigots Can't Even Get the Names Straight

It's bad enough these bigots think they have some sort of God-given right to make everyone else behave like them, but they can't even keep the names of important players straight within their own paragraphs.

So, in this fun little list of bigotry's biggest hits, they have listed me, although they were obviously talking about Rep. Bart Stupak, as being a US representative and anti-choice. Both of those propositions are laughably wrong, although I do represent a majority of Americans on these matters, just not officially.

Not only that, but I'm anti-religion, especially the hateful crap coming from Baptists. I grew up with Baptists, who bribed me with "God Bucks" to ride the bus to Grand Avenue Baptist in Hot Springs Arkansas. Once I got the bike from the God store, I stopped going.

Now is the time we dance.

in reference to:

"Supak says he and 10 or 11 other representatives could vote against a final bill that doesn’t meet his criteria concerning abortion."
- The Baptist Bulletin » World News: Jan. 13, 2010 (view on Google Sidewiki)

"...comfort to our enemies..."

While the most recent "terror attack" has succeeded, through failure, to cost us billions in additional security (an example of super-empowerment as John Robb of Global Guerrillas calls it), it has also, thanks to the likes of Liz and Dick Cheney, succeeded in spreading terror.

But is it treason? Well, as treason is, by constitutional definition, giving "aid and comfort" to the enemy, then the exaggerated news coverage and commentary is halfway there.

From the NY Times: “We give comfort to our enemies,” said Charles E. Allen, a 40-year C.I.A. veteran who served as the top intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security from 2007 to early last year. Exaggerated news coverage and commentary, he said, “creates an atmosphere of tension and fear, and to me that’s exactly the wrong way to go.”

So all you "conservatives" (too ashamed to call themselves Republicans anymore?) out there hyping up this threat should realize you're almost there on the treason scale. The real threat is fear itself, and you're trying to create more of it.

Guess that makes Dick and Liz (et al) terrorists, too.

And, in the case of the former Vice President, who played a large part in ignoring threats before 9-11, and in the strategy that let Bin Laden get away from Tora Bora, it certainly looks like he was aiding the terrorists.

So, there's your aid and comfort, Dick, you multi-tentacled, fear-mongering, terror loving traitor.

in reference to:

"“We give comfort to our enemies,” said Charles E. Allen, a 40-year C.I.A. veteran who served as the top intelligence official at the Department of Homeland Security from 2007 to early last year. Exaggerated news coverage and commentary, he said, “creates an atmosphere of tension and fear, and to me that’s exactly the wrong way to go.”"
- News Analysis - Terrorist Plots in U.S. in 2009 Are Called Amateurish and Unconnected - (view on Google Sidewiki)