Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Great Moments In Republican Rhetoric: Limpballs The Misogynist


Here's Oxycontin-popping hate merchant Rush "Limpballs" Limbaugh, disparaging job-killer Carly "Snarly" Fiorina, who sided with Fux's Megyn Kelly in her feud with fellow misogynist gasbag Donald "Rump" Trump:
“Well you know, that’s the solidarity of the vaginas. Wait a second now — vaginas have monologues. We know this; there was a play."
 Limpballs and Rump.  Well you know, that's the solidarity of the assholes.

Pivotal 34th Senator OKs Iran Deal


Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) today announced her support for the President's Iran nuclear deal, becoming the 34th -- and pivotal -- Senator to pledge to vote for the deal.  The President needed at least 34 votes in the Senate to sustain a veto of what will surely be a bill disapproving the deal by a unanimous Rethuglican bloc.  Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) came on board yesterday, as did Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) the day before.  Two Senators, Charles Schumer (D-AIPAC) and Bob Menendez (D-Leavenworth), have already announced that they will vote against the Iran deal that the President negotiated along with our European allies, plus Russia and China.  Schumer is the current Senate minority whip, and was assumed to be in line for the minority leader job next year, before turning on the President's most significant national security initiative of his second term.

Tweet of the Day



Kim "Dim" Davis, the Bible-thumping, bigoted Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, apparently has no problem violating "God's laws" when it comes to her own situation.  Dim is on her fourth (!) marriage, and had twins that were fathered by a man other than her husband.

Dim, and the other dimwits in her office, are scheduled to appear in court tomorrow morning to face contempt charges for ignoring orders, including the Supreme Court's, to issue licenses.  We think Dim's playing this for money on the wingnut welfare circuit.  She could quit her county clerk job and land a "Christian" book deal and end up speaking to other Bible-thumping hypocrites.  Maybe she'll find a fifth husband out there, too.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wingnut's Latest Undercover Caper Draws Yawns



Failed right-wing dirty trickster and rented costume aficionado James "G. Gordon Diddy" O'Keefe keeps tripping on his clown shoes when he attempts to entrap Dems and other enemies of Wingnuttia in his fraudulent attack videos.  Recall that he was the lowlife that, among many other things, falsely depicted ACORN staffers as supporting prostitution using edited video, and was sentenced to three years' probation for breaking into Sen. Mary Landrieu's office.  But his latest caper came a cropper when he tried to entrap a Clinton campaign staffer into selling a Canadian associate of Diddy's $75 worth of campaign swag.  When he presented this monumental exposé to a group of suckers reporters at the National Press Club today, there was a collective groan even among those Hillary haters.  Even Diddy's attorney reportedly likened the Clinton staff's alleged "offense" to "jaywalking."  More like public defecation on Diddy's part.

(photo: The wingnut super-sleuth in his clever "pimp" disguise, on the mission to bring down ACORN)

Name Change Cartoon of the Day

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Washington's football team just demoted it's former star quarterback Robert Griffin III after recurring problems with injuries and sub-par performance.  It could be another bumpy year for greedy owner Li'l Danny Snyder's team, which finished with only 4 wins last year and 3 the year before.

Sadly, Li'l Danny has dug in his little heels about a change for his team's derogatory name for Native Americans.  Maybe the team's declining fortunes of late should be called the "McKinley Curse."

(cartoon:  Matt Wuerker, via Gocomics.com)

SCOTUS to Clerk: Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses (Updated)


The Supreme Court has refused to stay a ruling from a lower court that ordered Rowan Co., Kentucky county clerk and hell-fearin' Bible banger Kim "Dim" Davis to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.  The ruling requires Dim to issue those licenses starting this morning or face fines or jail time.  Dim has been declining to issue marriage licenses based on her "religious beliefs," a justification not accepted by any court.  Recently, she stopped issuing all marriage licenses, and said she was prayin' sumpin' feerce last night in advance of her office opening this morning.  (If we were her, we'd be getting our retirement papers in order).

What makes this all the more amusing is that Dim inadvertently issued a marriage license to a transgender man and his wife last February, so she's a-gonna burn in them Hell fires anyway.  Dim comes from that line of wingnuts that has been screaming about President Obama "shredding the Constitution." But when it comes to applying the law to people they want to discriminate against, they want their "religious beliefs" to supersede the Constitution.

UPDATE:  It looks like Dim is defying the Supreme Court order this morning because JEEBUS! told her to.  It's time to fine or jail her lawless backside.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Picture of the Day - Mt. Denali


By order of President Obama today, the designation of the tallest peak in North America reverted back to Mt. Denali -- it's original name.  For more than a century, the mountain had been named after William McKinley by a gold prospector while McKinley was running for President because he favored the gold standard, as did the prospector, naturally.

The people of Alaska have been fighting to have the name revert back to Mt. Denali for over 40 years, but were blocked by Ohio Republican politicians, from whose state McKinley hailed.  The fight's been won, and now Mt. Denali has its rightful name back.

UPDATE:  Bezos Bugle columnist Dana Milbank notes that the renaming will become yet another molehill for Rethugs to whine about: 
More likely, the mountain will be added to other molehills of Obama overreach: Obamacare, the stimulus, Dodd Frank, the IRS, immigration, executive appointments and on and on. The common objection to all of these is less about what was done than who did it." (emphasis added)
(photo:  Al Grillo, AP)

Is That A Chicken About To Roost On Jennifer Rubin?


Here's one of the once great Washington Post's Bezos Bugle's house wingnuts, Jennifer Rubin, today on the Rump Trump phenomenon, citing "Republican operatives" (she's got nothing much more to say, so no link):
These Republicans, on one hand, despair that an egocentric bully with no discernible political principles should be leading in polls. They observe that his incoherent mix of authoritarianism, protectionism and cronyism is antithetical to the modern conservative movement, and in tone is 180 degrees from Ronald Reagan.
Hahaha.  Once again for her benefit, St. Ronnie of Hollywood and Donald "Rump" Trump speak the same language, only St. Ronnie spoke in dog whistles and symbolic staging ("tone") and Rump speaks with ear- splitting clarity.  And, horrors! ... how could anyone ever think that authoritarianism (=cough=  the entire Cheney/Bush administration =cough=), protectionism (=cough= Rubin idol Millionaire Mitt Romney =cough=) and cronyism (=cough= Google Republican cronyism =cough=) were part of the "modern conservative movement"/ Republican bloodstream! It apparently hasn't entered the vacant space between Rubin's ears.

Rubin, in the recent past, has bemoaned the "crackpots" and other chickens that have come home to roost in her beloved Republican/ New Confederate/ Stupid Party.  Judging from her latest sad, she doesn't see the poultry about to land on her, too.

How's That Hispanic Outreach Coming Along? Chris Christie Wants To Track Immigrants Like Packages


Largest rock in the Republican presidential candidate box of rocks Gov. Chris "Krispykreme" Christie is working overtime to grab some attention away from front- runner and classy, gold- plated rock in the Republican box Donald "Rump" TrumpHe's got a plan to track immigrants that would make Heinrich Himmler proud:
Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said on Saturday that if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages.
The way FedEx tracks packages, of course, is with an imprinted bar code system.  So, like a tattoo?  Or maybe a microchip implant like for a pet?  This guy Christie is a big (and we do mean big) thinker stinker and another example of a "talented," "well-qualified" Republican candidate in their "deep field!"

BONUS:  As Tengrain notes, if Christie were a FedEx package, "there would be extra shipping charges."  Rimshot!

(Photo: Chris Christie - A block, a stone, a worse than senseless thing!)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

How's That Hispanic Outreach Coming Along? Rump Trump Dept.


Here's today's eRumption, guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of Hispanic Americans everywhere.  It's raging Republican nativist blowhard Donald "Rump" Trump speaking to yahoos in Nashville, TN about his recent encounter with respected Univision journalist Jorge Ramos:
He got perhaps his biggest cheers of the day by boasting about his back-and-forth with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a press conference in Iowa.
“This clown, Jose Reyes, or whatever the hell his name is,” he said. “Ramos! Actually, Jose Reyes is a baseball player. Ramos got up the other day screaming and ranting.”
That's quite a "net positive," isn't it,  emptiest- suit- in- politics Reince Priebus?  YOOOGE!

Scott Walker: A Wall On The Canadian Border "A Legitimate Issue"


Hey, here's something idea- starved Ruth Marcus (see below) could be writing about:  Koch brothers puppet and one of 17 rocks in a box Gov. Scott "Koch Head" Walker (R-Kochland), the Acheson of Appleton:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), a staunch advocate of beefing up security on the southern border, said Sunday he is open to building a wall on the U.S. border with Canada as well.
The Republican presidential candidate said the idea of building a northern wall was brought up to him during a recent town hall in New Hampshire. 
 "That is a legitimate issue for us to look at," Walker said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."  (our emphasis)
Too late!  "Tailgunner Ted" Cruz (R-Calgary) already crossed the border!

Another one of those "talented," "well-qualified" Republicans in their "deep field!"

(Photo:  Scott Walker - a hoser for sure, eh?)

More Washington Post Biden Boomlet Wanking


Today, it's the ever- appalling Georgetown salon dweller Ruth Marcus wanking about Joementum!  (Her op/ed is full of ridiculous Biden boosterism fueled by Clinton hate and the desire to muddle the Democratic race and reinforce the media's "Democrats in disarray" narrative.)  Since she's typically several beats behind the Conventional Wisdom, Marcus is coming a bit late to the once great Washington Post's Bezos Bugle's Biden Boomlet, because it would seem the latest Conventional Wisdom is that Biden is not going to run.  Presumably, Marcus can't find enough to write about in the box of rocks also known as the 17 Republican presidential candidates to fill her weekly quota of electrons.   That's your "liberal media," friends.

As an antidote to the Bezos Bugle's ongoing anybody- but- Clinton wankery, here's Ed Kilgore:
Notwithstanding attributions of “panic,” and despite heavy, heavy negative press for months now, Hillary Clinton is maintaining a lead over all potential Republican nominees in the RealClearPolitics polling averages. In the last national poll to be released, from CNN/ORC, she led Bush by nine points, Fiorina by ten points, and Walker and Trump by six points. In the Democratic nomination contest, she’s leading Sanders nationally two-to-one, even though pollsters are choosing to muddy the waters by including Biden in the surveys, and is leading Bernie in every state other than (in some polls) New Hampshire. Biden’s running a weak third at around 12 percent. Having run twice before and failed dismally twice before, amid signs he did not or could not raise the kind of money needed for a serious candidacy, he’s not exactly a natural magnet for moneyed or tenured elites, either.
The more you look at the Biden bandwagon, it looks more like a ghost ship being pulled through the mist by a combination of hungry political reporters, Hillary haters (including most of the conservative media), and Delaware-based Friends of Joe who, of course, would love to see him run. Plus there’s [Clinton- hating South Carolina Democrat Dick, and we do mean Dick] Harpootlian!
As Kilgore points out, pollsters are muddying the waters by putting Biden in the surveys (where he comes in a distant third);  with him not included, Clinton's "falling numbers" firm back up again.  But, when you want your narrative to be, "Clinton Flailing;  Joe Biden to the Rescue?", you can arrange it any way you want.

Sunday Sermon



As was pointed out here and on No More Mister Nice Blog, evangelicals really don't care that Rump is a divorce-happy, narcissistic, non-churchgoing hypocrite.  It's not surprising then that professional bigots are unafraid of the social conservative sheeple they exploit.  As hate merchant Ann "Ann Man" Coulter tweeted,  "I don't care if @realDonaldTrump wants to perform abortions in White House after this immigration policy paper."

Exactly.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Today's Cartoon - We Can Only Hope


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(Jack Ohman, The Sacramento Bee)

Hurricane Katrina - 10th Anniversary Of A "Manmade Disaster"


Hurricane Katrina, a category 3 hurricane, devastated New Orleans and the southern Gulf coast 10 years ago today.  What was initially a terrible natural disaster quickly morphed into a manmade disaster when the storm surge overwhelmed the levees and government, most egregiously the Bush administration, failed in their response to the flooding and human misery.  One of the lessons that remains to be learned is expressed in this long but riveting clip from "The Rachel Maddow Show" last week:  we should not rely on people who don't believe in government to run the government.  The clip (with closed captioning) reminds us of those days and what still, 10 years later, remains to be done.