Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
"Lewis Libby has now been found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice for lies that had absolutely no legal consequence."So begins Ann Coulter's latest column on how the Libby prosecution is (surprise!) a terrible miscarriage of justice, and how Bush just must absolutely pardon Libby, now.
Ann, sweetie, let me just suggest a minor edit to your lead paragraph:
"There. Much better - and more accurate!
Lewis LibbyBill Clinton has now been found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice for lies that had absolutely no legal consequence."
No wait. What was I thinking? Of course, the answer is "no." The line is a dot, people.
Friday, March 09, 2007
I must admit that one of my sharpest incidents of schadenfreude was when I learned that Kim and Connie's homeschooling database business, Did Today, collapsed because investors were horrified with the du Toits' combined online output. Who knew that years of calling for the violent death of your political enemies would have such negative consequences?
And so the withdrawal continues, as they homeschool their children and retreat into their fantasy of the 1950s America that never existed in the first place.
Go with God, you two.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Yeah - turns out his previous career was in show business. He was a star - of gay porn.
And guess what? Matt "Rod Majors" Sanchez had his picture taken at CPAC with Ann Coulter, just as she was making the "faggot" comment about John Edwards. He was at CPAC to accept the Jeanne Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award.
You can't make this stuff up, people.
Of course, the crapweasels are rallying around him. Because let's face it: he may be a (self-denying ex-porn-star ex-manwhore) faggot, but he's *their* faggot. It's also sad and tragic that Sanchez has pledged his undying support to a movement that doesn't think he should have been allowed into the military in the first place.
My favorite part of his whining display of victimhood on Salon was his contention that lefty blogs were "prying into his private life." Personally, I think if your naked ass is displayed on video racks in every porn shop in the U.S., your "film career" isn't part of your "private life."
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
- Ann wasn't calling Edwards a faggot - she was referring to Isaiah Washington from "Grey's Anatomy."
- Ann didn't call Edwards a faggot - in fact, she specifically *declined* to call him a faggot.
- Ann was using the word in the "schoolyard taunt" sort of way - not to mean "gay." (This came not only from her defenders, but from Ann herself on "Hannity" last night)
- I thought being gay was great, according to liberals. Is there something wrong with being gay, now?
- Gays call each other "faggot" all the time. What's the big deal?
- Faggot actually means: bundle of sticks, female prostitute, old woman, bassoon (!) etc. etc. ad infinitum.
- The comment didn't have anything to do with Edwards - it was all about media hysteria over language.
- It was a joke!
- There were a lot worse things Ann could have called Edwards, but she didn't.
- Why are liberals trying to take away Ann Coulter's freedom of speech? Liberal Nazis.
- Apparently to liberals, it's OK to say vicious things about Christians, but you can't sneeze in the direction of a gay.
- Ann was taken out of context (again).
- I hate liberals and their manufactured outrage.
- Ann was making a good point. Who wants the Breck Girl as Commander-in-Chief?
I'd just like to add that liberals don't love to bash Christians, just people who call themselves Christians right after calling someone else a faggot.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
When Michelle Malkin denounces you for being over the top, you've got a problem. Seriously.
Still, though, please keep it up. Ramp it up if possible. Say every single hateful, racist, bigoted thing that your slavering followers are thinking but dare not say. Cap it off with another performance at CPAC 2008 - maybe you can call Barack Obama a half-breed nigger terrorist-lover or something. (Just an idea - feel free to steal it.) Because the Democrats are going to need all the help they can get to take back the White House next year.
UPDATE: Shorter "Hot Air" comment section:
Calling someone a "faggot" is no big deal. When I was growing up, we called each other "faggots" all the time, and it didn't have anything to do with whether anyone was homosexual - or, as we have to say now, "gay." Damn fags and their euphemisms. Go Ann!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
"I love America. Just because I think gay dudes should be allowed to adopt kids and we should all drive hybrid cars doesn’t mean that I don’t love America.""30 Rock" is one of the best-written shows on TV right now, and definitely the best-written (and funniest) comedy. No surprise, since Tina Fey jumped ship as head writer on SNL to write and star in her own show. Alec Baldwin is also fantastic as GE exec Jack Donaghy, who has a giant photo of a toaster on the wall in his office.
-Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), "30 Rock"
Speaking of offices, "The Office" is brilliant, but I don't think it's a "comedy" in the traditional TV sense. The tone and aims are completely different.
If you haven't seen "30 Rock," give it a chance. I don't want this one to get cancelled.
Boy, it sure was cold today. And we got 7 inches of snow overnight. Someone call Al Gore!I think I need to take a break from the browser when every time I open it, my most common emotion is "loathing."
UPDATE: Some high-quality braying from Dean and his flying monkeys about Al Gore's Oscar win last night. Al better watch out - a few more good works, and he might surpass Jimmy Carter as Most Hated Man on Earth for the crapweasels.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
"At one point, I tried to be tolerant of gays that I met. I would talk to them as normal individuals. After awhile though, all civilised talk with them decends into lewd and suggestive sexual comments, innuendo, attempts at touching and suggestions that you go back to their place."Uh huh.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
I'm not making this up.
"That's not a real story," says my brother.This story is hilarious for many reasons. But the one that leaps to mind is, I can imagine right-wingers trying to come up with a list of reasons why hybrid cars should be banned. But I can't for the life of me imagine them coming up with that one in a million years.
"Yes it is! I'll send you the link."
"You must have left something out," he says, incredulous.
"No. It's real," I say.
"Are you sure that isn't an Onion story? Because I would laugh at it if it was in the Onion."
-The King James Version of the Bible is the inerrant word of God.
-Abortion is murder.
-Global warming is a hoax.
-HIV does not cause AIDS.
-Valerie Plame was not a covert agent.
-Saddam had WMD.
-Saddam helped plan 9/11.
-The minimum wage hurts the poor.
-George W. Bush is a Texas rancher.
-Bill and Hillary Clinton killed Vince Foster.
-Tom Cruise is not gay.
-Gay sex is indistinguishable from rape, incest and bestiality.
-Iraq is not in the middle of a civil war.
-$9 billion missing in Iraq is no big deal.
-George W. Bush is the reason we haven't had a terrorist attack since 9/11.
-Ann Coulter is funny, sexy, and correct.
-Michael Moore is a holocaust denier.
-Hybrid cars are dangerous because they are too quiet.
-Anyone who criticizes the Iraq war or the President is a traitor.
-The more guns we have, the safer we are.
If more revelations come to me, I'll add them. Thanks for your attention.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Nobody is more proud - and more defensive - about Lost than [series star Matthew] Fox. The fall from amazing grace? That's just the headline-hungry media tearing down what the cast and crew built up. The ratings decline? Those were simply hype-intrigued looky-loos who've decided Lost isn't for them and gravitated toward less complicated fare. "Good riddance," says Fox.... And what of the devotees who yearn for those innocent invisible-peanut-butter-flavored beach days? "The people who rag on it that way aren't strong enough fans, really," he says. "Those people are copping out."Memo to Matthew Fox: fuck you. You're an actor on a television show - a show that started with a handful of intriguing ideas that then proceeded to systematically crap all over them. This show made you a star, and it might not be the best move to be insulting the very people who put you there.
It physically pains me to channel Laura Ingraham, but shut up and act.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
After carping for years that marriage is all about children, these doofuses are taken aback with their own "morality" being thrown back in their faces. As usual, though, I don't think the measure's proponents have gone far enough. On my old site, I outlined a similar proposal, something I called the Bureau of Marriage and Family Certification (BMFC).*
Here's the rundown:
1. No marriage allowed where the woman is older than child-bearing age (medical certification required).
2. All engaged couples must sign a Procreation Pledge, agreeing to attempt to conceive for at least the first five years of the marriage.
3. Both marriage partners must be heterosexual, to avoid conflict with Rule 2. Heterosexuality will be authenticated by the BMFC, using investigative techniques, or in difficult cases, medical arousal testing.
4. All new marriages will be monitored by the BMFC for no less than one (1) year, to make sure the union is legitimate and not undertaken for financial or other non-approved reasons, especially including theft of company or government benefits.
5. Divorce will be strictly regulated. All civil divorces will have to be approved by the BMFC, after a 3-5 year evaluation process.
I think this is a good start in forcing the right wing to confront the real consequences of their worldview. Marriage is all about children? Divorce is too easy? People shouldn't get married just to get benefits? Fine. Then write it into law, bitches.
When I lived in Michigan, an ambitious local prosecutor thought his ticket to fame would be prosecuting women for giving birth to crack-addicted babies. Great idea, right? Get tough! But once he started actually throwing poor black mothers in jail, the bloom fell off the rose.
You think abortion is murder? Fine. Then every single doctor who performs an abortion, and every single woman who gets one, should be charged with and convicted of murder. Murder is murder. And the woman doesn't get off the hook because the baby was conceived in a rape. A fetus is a person, full stop. Deal with that reality, and maybe we can talk.
*NOTE: I take no responsibility for how people will pronounce this acronym. :-)
Sunday, February 04, 2007
I have a correspondent named Irwin Wingo in Weatherford, Texas. Irwin and some of the leading men of the town are in the habit of meeting about 10 every morning at the Chat'n'Chew Cafe to drink coffee and discuss the state of the world. One of their members is a dittohead, a Limbaugh listener. He came in one day, plopped himself down, and said, "I think Rush is right. Racism in this country is dead. I don't know what the niggers will find to gripe about now."Godspeed, Molly.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Of course, Lynne and Dick haven't exactly charged to their daughter's defense, and Mary herself has been even worse - taking the right-wing's money, both at Coors and from her own father's campaign, and staying silent when it came to standing up to the elements in her father's party that abhor her very existence.
As usual, other people say it more eloquently than I can - in this case, it's Dan Savage. Preach it, brother!
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Of course I'm sure all of this will just go into the hopper as proof of Dean's little thesis that the left is full of angry people like Molly Ivins. But you know what? Screw him. How dare he demean Molly's anger, her completely legitimate anger, at what he and his boy Bush and the rest of the people like him have done to her--and our--country? Of course she was angry. These jackasses are tearing our entire country apart, and have spent the last six years calling us traitors for even noticing it, who wouldn't be angry about that? Jesus Christ, Dean, if you thought we were destroying the country you loved, wouldn't you be angry? You even seem plenty angry at the moment, to say that kind of thing about a woman who's just died, and you're on top. Do me a favor, and remember how you felt during the Clinton years. Now remember how angry you got when you found a couple of idiots in blogs somewhere saying nasty things when Reagan died, and then go shut the hell up. Damned straight we're angry. We're angry you morons forced an immature little bully on us, and angry you forced a vicious, destructive, pointless war on us, and angry you've made us less safe, not more, and gotten literally uncountable numbers of people killed doing it, and angry as hell you've been treating us like traitors and hysterics for being pissed off about it. You're a nasty little boy who pulls the wings off of flies and laughs when they buzz helplessly around in the dirt, just like your bullying president. Molly knew that from the start. That's why you're glad she's dead, because she knew that and she never stopped saying it. And all of her anger was nothing to what you people have done to us, all of us, as a planet. My biggest regret is she will never get the chance to see Bush impeached, and jailed, like the war criminal he is. And I'm going to work even harder to make sure that happens, because you, and all of the rest of you pricks who are saying evil things about her today, deserve to be dragged out into the light and shown for what you are and what you've done. You've hurt Molly's country, and my country, and our entire world, and if we have to pin it all to your foreheads to make sure you can't do it again in another twenty years, we'll do just that.
I never met Molly. But I miss her so damned bad it aches. And I didn't want to know what the bastards were saying about her, because it hurts. But, you know, I'm glad I know. Because it made me angry, and I'm going to use that anger to help restore the country she loved.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
As someone once said on Democratic Underground, "Can't we find a woman to give Bush a blowjob, so we can impeach him?"
Related post: Blowjobs and broomsticks
Monday, January 29, 2007
CHENEY: [If the U.S. had not invaded Iraq,] Saddam Hussein would still be in power. He would, at this point, be engaged in a nuclear arms race with Ahmadinejad, his blood enemy next door in Iran --
BLITZER: But he was being contained as we all know --
CHENEY: He was not being contained. He was not being contained, Wolf.
"Saddam Hussein has not developed any significant capacity with respect to weapons of mass destruction. He is unable to project conventional power against his neighbors."
-Secretary of State Colin Powell, Feb. 24, 2001
-National Security Advisor Condi Rice, July 29, 2001
Sunday, January 28, 2007
I think the answer is twofold: one from the negative side, and one from the positive side. They're really just two sides of the same coin.
The positive: I don't think people on the left have to be coddled and reassured of their opinions every moment of every day, like people on the right. Righties seem to need constant assurance that yes, they are of course right about everything, and damn those traitorous bastards who are cheeky enough to think otherwise. On the left, largely, I think people have come to their positions over time, through actually thinking about them. Right-wing ideology, to me, seems to be more the product of indoctrination and imposition. That's not to say that some on the left can't be just as rigid and doctrinaire as any Michelle Malkin or Dean Esmay. But overall, I think the idea holds.
The negative: People on the left are so beaten down by the dominant right-wing ideology in this country that even they flinch when confronted with people and ideas that the right finds abhorrent. It's practically stylish in my Commie bubble called Madison to be openly scornful of Michael Moore, for example, even though he's one of the few pop culture figures who have forcefully rebelled against the horrors of the neocon worldview. Lefties can be so conciliatory that they won't support people on their own side if they are too "strident." Let's just get along, be nice and smile, and maybe everyone will hold hands and buy each other a Coke.
To which I say: HELL NO. That time has passed. Fight back. Get in their face. Stand up for what you believe in, goddamn it. Get a bloody nose, and give two back. We didn't start this fight, but we better damn well win it.
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Now that the non-existent threat of Iraq (remember the 45-minute launch of drone planes?) has been justly thrown into the dustbin, the crapweasel right-wing has successfully managed to completely change the subject. They will deny utterly that the "threat" was the reason for the war, and point to various mentions of "freedom" and "democracy" sprinkled through Bush speeches and official documents as proof that FREEDOM and DEMOCRACY were the reasons for the war all along. You like democracy, don't you, punk? Don't you like freedom, you Commie bastard? Purple fingers, bitches!
Too bad this justification is just as fake as the last one.
What's magic and brilliant about this new construct is that it allows us to blame the Iraqis for not being grateful enough that we invaded their nation, killed hundreds of thousands of their friends and family, and destroyed their infrastructure. Bush even explicitly mentioned this "debt of gratitude" in his last up-against-the-wall Iraq speech.
All I can say is, those Iranians better be ready with the flowers and candy.
Monday, January 22, 2007
...you must be having a Very Bad Day.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Feingold began by pointing out that the administration, including Gonzales, has many times accused opponents of the "Terrorist Surveillance Program" -- meaning those who insisted that eavesdropping take place within the law, within the FISA framework -- of "opposing eavesdropping on terrorists" (I can find 20 examples in 5 minutes of that).
Feingold's first question - "do you know of any one in the country who opposed eavesdropping on terrorists?"
Gonzales: Sure - if you look at blogs today, there is a lot of concern about all types of eavesdropping, who don't want us eavesdropping at all.
Feingold: Do you know anyone in government who ever took that position?
Gonzales: No, but that is not what I said.
Feingold: It is a disgrace and disservice to your office and the President to have accused people on this Committee of opposing eavesdropping on terrorists.
Gonzales: I didn't have you in mind or anyone on the Committee when I referred to people who oppose eavesdropping on terrorists. Perish the thought.
Feingold: Oh, well it's nice that you didn't have us "in your mind" when making those accusations, but given that you and the President were running around the country accusing people of opposing eavesdropping on terrorists in the middle of an election, the fact that you didn't have Congressional Democrats in "mind" isn't significant. Your intent was to make people think that anyone who opposed the "TSP" did not want to eavesdrop on terrorists, even though that was false. No Democrats oppose eavesdropping on terrorists.
Gonzales: I wasn't referring to Democrats.
So, apparently, all those speeches Bush officials and their supporters have spent the last year giving accusing people of opposing eavesdropping on terrorists, and all the television commercials making the same accusations throughout the months leading up to the election, were not about Democrats at all, but were about random bloggers who are against all eavesdropping. Where? Maybe on Smirking Chimp and Democratic Underground. That is who they meant when they were talking about opposing eavesdropping on Osama bin Laden. They didn't mean Democrats in Congress. The entire campaign and all of those accusations were directed only to the bloggers who don't want them eavesdropping at all.
I confess to finding that exchange deeply revolting though satisfying at the same time. Can't they just all yield all of their time to Feingold?
Damn I wish that man was running for President.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
"I am amazed at the 24/7 obsession that these people have with sexual activity."
Mind you, this is a site that has a permanent category called "Homosexualagenda."
Memo to all the gay-hating troglodytes on FreeRepublic:
I'm not the one defining myself by my sexuality. I'm not the one obsessed with sex. I'm not the one calling people names based on who they love.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Tonight, she was asked to watch video of (wait for it) Saddam's execution.
She proclaimed that just before the hanging Saddam "experienced anxiety."
I wonder, though, if Nixon had been tried and convicted, whether we might have been spared imperial presidencies such as that of George W. Bush. Maybe these men might not have thought that they were above the law, that they were invincible.