It’s time for an “American jihad”
Dr. Keith Ablow / Fox News
Among the many definitions of jihad are a “war or struggle against unbelievers” and “a crusade for a principle or belief.” Given those definitions, I believe it’s time for an American jihad. — An American jihad would reawaken in American citizens …
This is about American Childishness.
Let’s begin with the simple proposition that Dr. Ablow is an idiot. Continue reading
Uh oh. The lunacy of the Rabid Right just got another kick in the nutsack.
Pope says evolution, Big Bang are real
Josephine McKenna / USA Today
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. — The pope was addressing the plenary assembly …
“Controversial debate”? Yeah, because when assholes and morons decide to elevate a book of Jewish campfire stories above actual observations of the actual world (science) that’s “controversial” — at least to a spineless writer for a spineless newspaper in a spineless news media. Continue reading
Sure, if you read the GOP agit-prop.
House Dems fret debilitating losses
Alex Isenstadt / Politico
The political environment continues to deteriorate for House Democrats ahead of a midterm election that’s certain to diminish their ranks. — With President Barack Obama’s unpopularity hindering their candidates and Republican cash flooding …
This is not the only premature obituary. Just a typical one.
I TOLD you in September what they’d do. No one listened, of course, but, after ten years of doing this blog for free for YOU, and after a decade of my “fringe” reporting going mainstream — Koch financing and manipulation of the “Tea Party,” wealth inequality, calling the 2008 Crash in March, the fake “tea party express” in all incarnations back to 2005, the Wisconsin Club for Growth long before it was on any prosecutor’s radar, the ‘libertarian’ takeover of the GOP, etc. etc. etc. — I entirely EXPECT to not be listened to. But I expect to continue to be correct. Continue reading
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John Hinderaker works as a lawyer for a firm that does a great deal of business with Koch Industries. He was also (attempted, at least) installed on the Board of Directors of the CATO Institute when the Kochs initiated their hostile takeover a couple years ago. And he was instrumental in the Dan Rather takedown (perhaps explaining the former information) So, where do you suppose this comes from?
The Fast and Furious Cover-up, Hiding In Plain Sight
John Hinderaker / Power Line
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been trying to investigate the Fast and Furious scandal for years, but has been stymied by the Obama administration’s stonewalling. The House committee was willing to narrow …
This was the comment I left on that ‘story’ (emphasis on ‘story’):
Nine days to the election. Ten to the announcement.
“EXCLUSIVE”? Duh. It’s all in-house.
Rupert Murdoch LOVES to “turn” disaffected actual journalists so that he can pretend that his crap news is on a par with the real news. This is NOT TRUE. But, having been fired by CBS News for “doggedly” pursuing the faux scandal of “Benghazi” even after CBS News (rightly) decided that there was no “there” there, Attkisson, in the deal for what was left of her soul, moved to the Murdoch Machine (Harper/Collins) with her “tell all” book that just HAPPENS to jibe with the Murdoch fake news narrative without ever admitting that she was WRONG.
Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama
Kyle Smith / New York Post
Sharyl Attkisson is an unreasonable woman. Important people have told her so. — When the longtime CBS reporter asked for details about reinforcements sent to the Benghazi compound during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack …
Whether you believe that or not, her “tell all” book suffers from one fatal flaw: Attkisson is NOT credible. But for the media that pulls their facts out of their asses, she’s JUST credible enough to provide fake scandal cover nine daze (out) from the Goebbels-narrated election.
Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post devotes a loving article to Rupert Murdoch’s Harper “author” Sharyl, presaging an appearance (if it hasn’t happened already) on Rupert’s Faux Nooz.
Coincidence? Continue reading
Ten days to the election. Eleven days to the announcement. (See yesterday)
James and Eric O’Keefe @ right-online-dinner (relation/no relation?)
Poor, poor Eric O’Keefe. It’s sad enough that he and his family live in fear of me.
But, at least the Koch-connected architect of Term Limits, director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, founder of the casually-discarded Sam Adams Alliance (formed when Americans for Limited Government was busted slushing dark money into state initiatives coast to coast in 2006 and O’Keefe was President of same), fired Libertarian Party executive director and “Crane Machine” strategist has a champion in George Will. Just hear the crocodile tears flow:
The nastiest political tactic this year
George F. Will / Washington Post
The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats. Spouses were separated as the police seized computers, including those of children still in pajamas. Clothes drawers, including the children’s, were ransacked, cellphones were confiscated and the citizens were told that it would be a crime to tell anyone of the raids.…
Awwww. Continue reading
Damned Space People Anywho!
As some know, last spring was the Tenth Anniversary of this blog. However, the REAL tenth anniversary came on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004, the day after the election. Continue reading
Bristol the Slut* and her pre-marital impregnator
at the GOP convention in Minneapolis, pretending
that they’ll eventually be “moral.” Hah!
* Not my morality: hers! OK: How about “adulteress” even though she was certainly not an adult.
From her scrofulous ‘blog':
The Truth about the “Palin Brawl”
The Media Reveals Its Bias Against Conservative Women Once Again — First, the media said Trig was not really my mom’s kid. — Then, they claimed my mom said “I can see Russia from my house.” — Recently, they said my parents are giving a divorce…
First, there is no “the media.” Second the notion that this monolithic non-entity has a ‘war against Conservative women’ is a Frank Lunz talking point. Third, claiming prior cherry-picked activity as 1) proof of a generalized “truth” and 2) “proof” of a paranoid assertion in the present tense is part and parcel of this teen age adulteresss modus operandi. Continue reading
Anti-Joni Ernst action ad
Iowa hog castrator and GOP senate candidate Joni Ernst lets us know how she really feels:
GOPer Ernst Promises To Use Her Gun If Gov’t Decides Rights Aren’t ‘Important’
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo
During an National Rifle Association event in Iowa in 2012, state Sen. Joni Ernst, now the Republican nominee for Senate in the state, said she carries a 9-millimeter gun around everywhere and believes in the right to use it even if it’s against the government if they disregard her rights.
“I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere,” Ernst said during a speech at the NRA’s Iowa Firearms Coalition Second Amendment Rally in Searsboro, Iowa, as flagged by The Huffington Post on Thursday. “But I do believe in the right to carry, and I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.” …
Right. Because the mongol hordes are going to invade Iowa and it’s going to be The Road Warrior all over again. Right. Er, I mean the “government.” Continue reading
This illustration is in the Public Domain
Political Polarization & Media Habits
When it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds. There is little overlap in the news sources they turn to and trust. And whether discussing politics online or with friends …
This isn’t actually news. It’s been known for some time, but it’s a good entrée into part iii.
In Part i. I talked about the ascendance of the political consultant and the conservatism of the shopkeeper that keeps candidates from focusing on any race but their own, and playing it safe as milk even in that. (e.g. “spinelessness.)
In Part ii. I talked about the track record of internet destruction (trolling) that has been historically used to advance the GOP agenda and candidates by relentlessly and mercilessly destroying all discussion, especially things like oh, “Obama has been a good president with a good track record. (They’re STILL trolling the Rolling Stone story by Paul Krugman a week after publication.)
In Part iii, I’m going to talk about how the Democratic Leadership has been aiding and abetting this behavior. And how to turn that idiocy around into intelligent messaging. Continue reading
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. — Mark Twain (attributed)
Let me open with the follow-up to yesterday’s post:
UPDATE 10:40AM 20 Oct 2014:
Even though Drudge featured the Reuters report (which seems increasingly slanted, ideologically) and the Righties with Magic Eyes™ “saw” the same thing in blog after blog, oddly, the CBS affiliate saw something entirely different:
… the rally drew a huge crowd of thousands waiting to see the president.
There were so many people at the rally that some of them couldn’t even get in. As expected, the president said Anthony Brown was the right man for the job in a rally that was all about revving up energy for the Democrat’s campaign.
They waited for hours in long lines. Nearly 8,000 people packed an Upper Marlboro high school auditorium for a rally in support of Anthony Brown’s bid to become governor….
Karl Rove/Donald Segretti-style dirty tricks? (Or, perhaps a time limit on parking?) Continue reading
How some view the Party of the Spineless®
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity….
Ah, the agit-prop campaign is working: divide and dispirit Democrats. If you watched it in 2010 you’re probably an idiot not to recognize the SAME media propaganda campaign. But don’t feel bad, bucko, you’re in pretty good company: the entire Democratic party and its allies!
Let’s leave aside the fact that modern Democrats are invertebrates who capitulate to the thugs and bullies of the Right at the drop of a sound bite.’Wussies R Us‘ continues into another blighted campaign season.
I want to talk to you about three crazy ideas that are lying out in plain sight, but nobody’s paying any attention to. And why they OUGHT to.
First up: WHY it APPEARS that Democrats are spineless in this election. Continue reading
They just can’t keep from meddling, when GOP interests are at stake, can they:
Supreme Court Allows Texas to Use Strict Voter ID Law in Coming Election
Adam Liptak / New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order, issued just after 5 a.m., was unsigned and contained no reasoning…
“Contained no reasoning” is actually a fair description of ALL the recent attempts by the Alter Boys of SCROTUS* to take us back to their dream of a plantation society, circa 1820. Continue reading