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Kathy never expected a career in radio as a talk show producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kathy was completing her nursing degree when in 2001 - in an emergency - she was asked to fill in as the producer of Mike's program. Within a few weeks she knew she'd found more than a temporary job. Since that beginning, Kathy has steadily grown more comfortable behind the control console, editing, engineering, and assisting in topic selection for the program while also retaining a fairly sizeable chunk of her sanity. Oh, and did we mention the utter (joyful) chaos of raising a daughter who, for some odd reason, only stops talking when she's asleep. Strange, that.
A life-long "talk radio junkie," Kathy takes her job with all the seriousness required, and thoroughly enjoys producing a talk show that's intelligent, factual, informative, and most of all entertaining. She takes great pride in -- and has great fun with -- the two biggest joys in her life: Their daughter Molly, and producing one of the most dynamic talk programs in radio.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 17, 2012 Saving Earth
There is no issue more important than the sustainability of life on Earth, is there? Marriage equality, the 99% movement, never-ending terror wars, corporatocracy, dangerous religious fundamentalism -- all is meaningless if we continue on this path of complete environmental destruction.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Brain Damage...
Trump's brain-damaged legal counsel, Rudy the Befuddled, continued to self-stimulate on the Sunday talk shows, attesting that Muller had assured him the obstruction case would be sewn up by September. Well, as long as Trump and Rudy and the other buffoons who are running the zoo keep bumbling around the telescreens and twitter machines it might end even sooner!
(58 comments) SHARE Monday, August 13, 2012 March of the Mysogynists
Romney and Ryan share more than a hairdo and penchant for blue blazers and checkered shirts (no tie, please); they have an equally fanatical vision of America that involves ending many of the hard-won civil rights and equalities that we fought for over the last American century; particularly where it concerns how and when women should be permitted to employ their reproductive organs.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 16, 2016 Crooked Hillary
Because of dueling tragedies in Orlando, the Egypt Air black box, and the gun violence filibuster, the Clinton FBI investigation has taken a back burner. But Julian Assange has hinted at a mass document dump that will eliminate any doubt over her wrongdoing as Secretary of State.
SHARE Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Insult to Injury
Man, Tinyhands has really been on a post-Thanksgiving joy ride! Must be the knowledge that Mike Flynn may have flipped on him. Calling Sen. Warren "Pocahontas" in front of Navajo veteran code talkers, Calling out CNN on Twitter as "Fake"news...
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, December 14, 2009 The Grinch Who Stole Health Reform
While the jury is still out on the benefits of the Senate Democrats' compromise health insurance reform plan, in which the public option is forfeited for an extension of Medicare benefits, “Holy Joe” Lieberman proved this weekend that his heart was, indeed, two sizes too small.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 12, 2015 The Lunatics have Taken Over the Asylum
The story would be comical -- if it wasn't criminal child abuse. Imagine those poor traumatized little girls. First assaulted in their birth homes, then tortured by this cretin. Can you imagine being sexually asaulted, then turned over to this religious nutjob who locks you up in his personal asylum, then turned over to the custody of a rapist.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Hunger in America
Each night, 45-million Americans go to bed hungry in this country, but that's not enough for the Neocons in Congress. There were 225,000 foreclosure filings in February, but the Obama administration is abandoning its foreclosure prevention program promised during the campaign before it even got off the ground.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Magic Undies
The church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints -- aka the Mormons -- have their panties in a twist over the misconception of their magic underwear. Never heard of it? Well, the Mormons want to make sure you are well versed in the nature of their underclothes. Or "temple garments" as they are known.
(10 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Tea For Two...
It's good that these narrow-minded freaks clump up together whenever possible -- even if they're basically clueless as to the reason they're gathering in the first place; at least it makes them easier to track.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 8, 2015 Hail Mary
There is a last-ditch effort being made by those good Christian Republicans to prevent gay folk from having equal rights. The Supreme Court will soon announce its ruling on marriage equality, and the GOP wants to make sure they decide in favor of the haters, not the lovers.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 15, 2015 Mixed Nuts
One of the GOP Presidential hopefuls has already announced a major plank in his campaign platform, should he be selected as the nominee. Senator Rand Paul (R/KY) declared that dismantling the United Nations is a top priority. Rand Paul in particular has made some truly bizarre allegations about the world body in recent years.
(32 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 18, 2016 His name is Omran and He is Alive
The video of the stunned and bloodied Syrian boy sitting alone in the back of an ambulance is utterly heartbreaking. Covered in smoky dust, Omran Daqneesh doesn't cry, although he reaches up with a dirty hand to touch the blood on his head several times during the video. He is a painful reminder of the smallest victims in the ongoing Syrian civil war.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 16, 2012 Extinction Level Event . . .?
The news from the Fukushima disaster only trickles into the US media market, but what we do hear is devastating. Birds dropping from the sky, deformed fish and insects. According to environmental scientists around the globe, the West coast of the North American continent will be the most contaminated by Cs-137 in 10 years.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 26, 2009 They're Coming to Take Me Away, hee-hee, ho-ho . . .
Is the thought of universal health care for all Americans so terrifying that the mere possibility has brought Bachmann to her knees, praying to her Savior that we be denied affordable health insurance?
(55 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 28, 2017 From Russia, with Loathing
What's it gonna take to convince you that that Russian cyber threat is real and is really responsible, at least in part, for the Trump presidency? Why is it so difficult to accept that we were played by Putin? If you don't trust any of our US intel agencies or officials, do you trust any of the journalists who have sweat blood to bring us this reporting?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 26, 2010 Raising Arizona
If Arizona has its way, both the President and random innocent-yet-dark-skinned people on the street would have to prove their legal citizenship status, but it's perfectly fine for a 21-year old to carry a loaded, concealed semiautomatic assault weapon into Joe's Pool Hall.
(20 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 28, 2014 Win Ben Stein's Racism
Stein takes umbrage at the concept that Brown was unarmed. The way Stein sees it, Brown was armed by his size and weight, if not his attitude. He was a big kid, and therefore he had a built-in weapon that, apparently, was threatening enough for officer Wilson to fire at least half a dozen bullets into his body.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Waterworld and Mad Max, Combined
A study conducted last year came to the conclusion that radiation from the Fukushima nuclear disaster could negatively affect human life along the west coast of North America from Mexico to Alaska "for decades." What wasteland are we creating? With Fukushima to the West, the BP disaster in the Gulf, tar sands headed down from the North ... we are surrounded by man-made environmental disasters.
(11 comments) SHARE Friday, May 8, 2009 Dear God, Why Are My Parents Homophobic?
Who did Jesus hate, exactly? Was it just homosexuals? Try as I might I just can never find that part of the New Testament where Jesus talks about all the different groups you're supposed to hate. Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Mommies out there, whether married to "Robert" or "Roberta!"
SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2018 Trump Everlasting
Can't blame Trump for wanting to hide. Whatever. Who cares, right? Just that Tinyhands is getting panicky and still has the launch codes. And isn't afraid to bomb even when his own Gen. Mattis advised him to wait for Congressional approval. Nah, doesn't matter. We have no Sec. of State and you want a summit with N. Korea, why not?!
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, April 14, 2017 Dangerous Liaisons
The big bad mother MOAB was as much a psychological as a physical message, and was likely also intended to show Kim Jong Crazy and Bashar-al Assad (or"Basaad" as Sean Spicer would say) that Trump means business. When the ratings are in the tank and your supporters are wavering -- bomb the sh*t out of something. Works like a charm (see: George W Bush).
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 26, 2014 World War Three?
The Obama administration is contemplating airstrikes in Syria against a group that is threatening the Assad regime, because of its territorial gains in Iraq. The end result being support of Assad. The irony is stunning. But so typical of our convoluted relations in the world. Looking at a regional map it's hard to find a spot where the US is not involved in some nasty business.
(15 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Me Too!
Maybe it just took this long for these women to change the way they view their own civil rights and value as human beings. And for society to change as well. Today there are systems in place to report workplace abuse that didn't exist 30 years ago. And, at long last, attitudes about women's privacy rights have changed and been codified in law.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 29, 2017 He Went to Jared
Trump cares not that American citizens are using picnic coolers to float their children to safety in the flooded streets of Houston. Trump is just happy the hurricane happened so folks would tune in and hear about his kindness to this convicted criminal Joe Arpaio.
(40 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 31, 2017 It's Mueller Time!
Is our long national nightmare about to end? The Manafort and Gates indictments are a good start, but even more significant is the plea bargain we learned of Monday by former Trump energy and oil adviser (and Model UN Delegate!) George Papadopoulos. Finally, a link between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives. There is is, collusion in all its glory.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 3, 2015 American Horror Show
What a joke. We've come a long way since Candid Camera, and it ain't pretty. No wonder Americans keep voting a**holes into office -- we've been numbed and dumbed into idiotic stupors. I don't know what's worse -- that the billionaire Caesars at CBS think Americans will watch their manipulated, starved savages struggle with their dilemma on the televised coliseum, or the sad fact that they probably will.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 3, 2011 Grumpy Old Terrorists
The Teabaggers and other misguided "Mericans who believe FOX "News" exemplifies Upstanding American values and Patriotism and Exceptionalism and Apple Pie and all that, somehow overlook the fact that the "news" channel fosters and foments terrorism of the homegrown Timothy McVeigh type.
(25 comments) SHARE Friday, July 28, 2017 F***cking paranoid schizophrenic
"Don't be too nice" Trump suggested to the officers when dealing with possible gang members who might want to "slice and dice beautiful little girls." Then he returned to the White House to dine with Sean Hannity and some other members of the Fox Crime Family.
SHARE Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Sickening...
We can't get rid of these Republicans fast enough. The fascism is flying fast and furious as they scurry to pass their agenda before Mueller's boys hit the White House lawn.
SHARE Monday, October 29, 2012 Looks Like We're In For Stormy Weather...
Obama has signed at least six federal emergency disaster declarations in the last 24 hours at the request of state governors, directing FEMA to deploy more resources in anticipation of significant recovery efforts. He abruptly canceled campaign stops for Monday and Tuesday in order to return to the White House to oversee the federal government's evolving storm response.
(9 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 17, 2010 Mosque Madness
Instead of piddling arguments over the exact location of a Mosque in the general vicinity of "ground zero," perhaps we should instead focus our limited energies on the reconstruction of our relationship with the Muslim world in the aftermath of the Bush wars.
SHARE Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Dead Inside
Trump was there to offer comfort and solace to these stricken communities following the two mass shootings. But he can't. Like the lady and the snake or frog and the scorpion, he can't help it -- just his nature. He is a psychopath devoid of normal human emotion. I guess the hospital patients should be grateful he didn't pelt them with rolls of paper towels.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, August 25, 2017 Donald Trump, Superstar.
Trump is Trump is Trump. There are no "two Trumps." There is no multiple personality disorder. There is, however, a TelePromptR. Whenever Trump sounds rational -- he is reading. That is the "Fake Trump." The "real Trump" is the only Trump. The racist Trump. The p*ssy-grabber. The fake university president. The scam artist. He's a gold-plated grifter.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 15, 2017 The Goblin
Jeff Sessions suddenly remembered a Trump campaign meeting in which high-level Russian connections were discussed ... just after former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos spilled his guts to Bob Mueller.
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, May 23, 2016 Et Tu, NYT?
The message is clear: Bernie made his point, now it's time for him to go. Funny, it's only since Sanders hit a winning streak that there's been this outcry for him to disappear. If you stand up for the average American citizen, the party wants you to sit down and shut up. Better yet -- just go away. Wow. Just wow.
(41 comments) SHARE Monday, July 16, 2018 Treason...
After today's obscene taxpayer-funded Helsinki debacle there can be no doubt that Donald Trump is a Russian asset. Whether he is conscious of that fact will likely be revealed in coming weeks, but regardless, he is acting against his Constitutional duty to protect our nation from a foreign enemy who has attacked us.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Word is Bond?
The Trumps have demonstrated -- for the millionth time -- that they simply cannot tell the truth. For all of The Donald's bluster about "lyin' Ted" Cruz, you'd think he'd be super-duper careful about the honesty of his campaign, right? Surely wouldn't want to be considered a hypocrite or anything.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Mum's the Word
This has the makings of one of the largest political scandals in history. And yet, nobody outside of the Right Wing noise machine is talking about it. Not even the blowhard Trump, who will make up a scandal if there's nothing to use against his opponents. Bernie should just sit tight and keep winning primaries. He may be the Democratic nominee after all.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, July 5, 2019 Borders Without Doctors
Alexandria Ocasia-Cortez led a Congressional delegation on a tour of two migrant facilities in El Paso and Clint Texas and things didn't go as planned. She refused to take the "tour" border patrol agents had planned. The CBP agents were not pleased, and were hostile and menacing, demanding they surrender their cell phones. Some agents openly mocked the Congress members as others laughed.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 25, 2017 You Say You Want a Revolution, Well Y'Know...
We spend our days swimming in this sweaty anxiety, never knowing what horror could be unleashed. Imagine a day at Trump's Day Care Center (aka West Wing). He spends his waking hours glued to a wall of TV screens, Tweeting vile lies about Gold Star widows and reactionary threats against the other nuclear-armed nutjob. All we can do is cross our fingers and dig our nails into the seat, terrorized by this madman at the wheel.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 19, 2015 Biden His Time
The longer Biden waits, the less decisive he appears. I wonder if his handlers realize this? He doesn't present himself as a strong candidate with a mission and fire in his belly to make a difference in the Oval Office. Certainly not as ready to start a revolution as, say, Bernie Sanders is, as brilliantly parodied by Larry David on SNL Saturday night.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 6, 2015 March of the Neocons
It goes without saying that Huckabee is opposed to marriage equality, even saying that allowing gays to marry would lead to the criminalization of Christianity: "Christian convictions are under attack as never before. Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great republic. We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity."
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 24, 2019 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Don
Mueller knows the organized Russian efforts against America occurred with the knowledge and assistance of the Trump Crime Family and it's peripherals, many of whom were subsequently indicted and sent to prison. Following that our "elected" President did everything he could to obstruct the investigation into this attack.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 20, 2015 Extreme Prejudice; Raising a Fresh Crop of Haters
The recent uptick on police violence against unarmed black men, with frequently lethal consequences, is more than a minor comment on the state of race relations today. Could it be that having a black man (and he's just as white as he is black) in the White House was enough to unearth the dark, bigoted underbelly of so many nascent racists in America?
SHARE Thursday, August 8, 2019 No More
Trump blamed the fake news media for spreading lies and hate. In other words, for accurately reporting the words that flow from his mouth. And video games. News flash -- the killers you inspire don't use pretend automatic weapons. They use very real and easily obtained military assault rifles to maximize their deadly efforts.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 21, 2011 Atlas Threw Up
Despite President Obama's extreme efforts to make nice with the Neocons, they're still aiming for the jugular, with state Governors leading the assault. And they will not stop until the middle class is destroyed.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Predatory Capitalism
Predatory capitalism does not care about sufficient food for hungry Americans, or about a livable wage, or fair hiring practices, or equality in the workplace, or in education, or fair competition in the marketplace. It wants vertical consolidation, with absolute control. A nation of one Walmart. One Montsanto. One McDonalds.
(22 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Over Their Dead Bodies
Shouldn't some of the responsibility for the current VA crisis be placed on the Bush Crime Family? Their terror wars created a massive influx of disabled and psychologically traumatized veterans, and they barely acknowledged their contribution to the ranks of the walking wounded.
(7 comments) SHARE Monday, August 23, 2010 The Incredible, Edible Salmonella
The hard-boiled truth is that our Big Corporate Farms treat breeding hens worse than Cheney treats Muslim detainees. The recent salmonella outbreak in eggs has the industry scrambling to explain the mass contamination. But the question shouldn't be how did this outbreak occur, but instead how is it that it didn't happen sooner?
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 23, 2020 1984 All Over Again
The Trump "warriors" are working overtime to erase all evidence and consequences of the Mueller Investigation and Articles of Impeachment. Woosh, down the memory tubes. This is how democracy dies, to the deafening sound of a MAGA hate rally.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, August 22, 2011 Fox "News" Viewers Attacked By Brain-Sucking Aliens
The self-selected target audience of Teabaggers has been properly conditioned to receive the stream of misinformation directly into their mid-brains and will march like robots to the polls and automatically punch that ballot for the candidate Fox ultimately selects. And -- not that it matters -- they'll think they're doing it of their own free will.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 30, 2015 Losing My Religion
Despite furious rationalization by Governor Mike Pence and local Neocon politicos who insist the law was designed to protect the civil rights of the LGBT community, these hypocritical Hoosiers cannot deny the language in the law opens the door to legalized bigotry.
SHARE Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Brothers Grim(e)
What do the Koch brothers have to do with contaminated water? Seems the brothers Koch have their dirty little fingers dipped in every nasty cesspool of our corporatocracy these days, especially where gas and coal are concerned. Now it is revealed that Freedom Industries (love the name), the company that dumped toxic chemicals into the waters of West Virginia, has ties to the infamous billionaire brothers.
SHARE Monday, May 3, 2010 Accidental Tourist
The deeper story in this wreck that is being missed is the story of an industrial energy production system -" offshore oil drilling -" that is in general emphasized by a big industry and normally co-opted or coerced government officials and agencies -" and that continues to produce major disasters despite decades of technological focus and advance."
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 11, 2017 100% Pathological
Robert Mueller will probably pop Trump wide open without this bad boy uttering a word. Because really, does anybody believe Trump would have a problem lying under oath?
SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2015 God Bless America
arrived at the White House in typical humble fashion, riding in a Fiat with the window down. Earlier he was greeted exuberantly by crowds of mostly young people when he left his temporary residence this morning. Even the most jaded pundits were a little awestruck.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 4, 2013 Bush Redux?
Many of Obama's campaign promises to reverse the worst of the Bush Crime Family foreign policy measures have been abandoned. Not only has the president ignored his promised platform planks, he's actually reinforced and strengthened some of the most egregious portions of Bush-era abuses of power.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Naked and Unashamed
Finally, a church we can all get behind ... so to speak. A clothing-optional place of worship where the congregation can gather, naked and unashamed, just like Adam and Eve before The Fall. Why wait for the rapture to lose your earthly garments when you can worship unencumbered by earthly garments today!?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 27, 2017 Cowards
Just when you think it's safe to step away from the telescreens ... Tinyhands tweets that transgender military members would be banned from service; he attacks Sessions with a fresh vengeance, and says he'll be more "presidential" than any POTUS since Lincoln.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 10, 2011 Sleeping With the Enemy
If you think it's bad in Wisconsin, wait until you hear what the Neocons want to do in Ohio and Michigan. The Koch brothers and their ilk won't stop until those of us struggling to survive the "new normal" in the "new" middle class is stomped out like the insignificant bugs they believe we are.
SHARE Friday, January 15, 2016 The Trump Show
We are in the midst of a national nervous breakdown, Truthseekers. If I had hit my head and lapsed into a coma five years ago and woke up today and somebody told me Donald Trump was poised to take the GOP Presidential nomination, I would've laughed in their face. Then -- I would've asked to be hit in the head and knocked out again.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Let Them Die
Where is the compassion in these conservatives? What happened to the concept of America as a shining beacon on the hill? A nation of caring citizens who recognize the dignity and humanity in every individual, regardless of socio-economic status?
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 15, 2018 Blame Canada
The Don came completely unhinged in an press gaggle and blamed the Democrats for torturing and traumatizing immigrant children by snatching them from their parents and locking them up in concentration camps where they only see daylight two hours a day. It's the Democrats who is scarring these kids for life.
SHARE Thursday, July 24, 2014 Nestle Makes The Very Best ...
The fossil fuels used in the production of the plastic bottles further wreaks havoc on the environment. Matters not to Nestle, which is the same corporation that in the mid-70's sent sales representatives dressed as nurses into poor African nations to convince young mothers that its baby formula was superior to actual breast milk.
(13 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 4, 2018 Q Who?
"Q Anon," a movement or person that sprang to life around October 2017, and has captured the zeitgeist of the wack-a-doodle conspiracy theory obsessed MAGA crowd. They are growing in numbers. Rapidly. Looking at that Tampa rally earlier this week, they are experiencing some kind of mass psychosis.
(15 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 12, 2018 Strzok Out
Not a single member of congress is investigating the dangers of Putin hacking our next election, but they made sure to rake FBI agent and Trump text critic Peter Strzok over the coals for 20-odd hours. Two weeks ago for 11 hours behind closed doors, then in front of the cameras today.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 2, 2018 Losing Hope...
Trump is having a meltdown, firing off conflicting policy statements and bullying his staff like never before. Making poor Hope Hicks cry for her "white lies" comments (wonder if he gave Kellyanne the same verbal whoop-ass over "alternative facts"?), calling Jeff Sessions "Mr. Magoo," enforcing crippling tariffs, and completely ignoring Putin's videotaped threat to drop a nuclear bomb on Florida.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 30, 2018 Good Friday...
Tinyhands is hiding out at Mar-a-Lago, hoping no other nude models or porn stars try to depose him over the weekend. Hope he soon finds a competent lawyer -- sure looks like he'll need it when Mueller's subpoena hits his desk. But maybe nobody will be there to deliver it, as Hope Hicks is gone and looks like Kelley is next.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2016 Cheaters Don't Win
How many affidavits did Hillary -- and Huma Abedin, and John Podesta -- sign, swearing before Congress that they had turned over 100% of the email on her private server. Then 650,000 emails turn up on a laptop Abedin shared with her pervert husband Anthony Weiner. That's a LOT more than she claimed were on the private server. Oopsie. Where's a hammer when you need it?
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 10, 2016 High Crimes and Misdemeanors in an Armed Madhouse
This is crazy stuff. but what is happening right now in America is a once-in-a-lifetime descent into madness, so who knows what is the truth anymore? It is an armed madhouse, Truthseekers. Here's a thought -- Greg Palast for President!
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Collection Plate
Government incompetence is further destroying America. It's not just the secret service. Wonder where your hard earned tax dollars go? So does the Washington Post. How hard it it to misplace over $100 billion, anyway? Hey -- it's DC, not Baghdad. We know how private contractors ripped us off there.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 10, 2017 Hobby Felony
One day soon the shelves of Hobby Lobby will split space between the pipe cleaners and rare Iraqi stone tablets smuggled illegally out of the country. Whether or not the Christian Craft Store chain actually planned to stock the antiquities in stores, or just hoard them for their Jesus museum is unclear. But they did intend to break the law to obtain them.
SHARE Saturday, March 24, 2018 Donald T. and the Women
It's entertaining. All the daily White House firings, the Muller indictments, the shadowy international criminals in far off island nations, the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data mining (which is its own international scandal), the leaks pouring out of the oval office. And there is the undeniable damage the Trump disaster has wreaked on the GOP. That's been lovely, and it's not over yet!
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Pat Robertson Is Birth Control
Isn't it about time for Pat Robertson to rapture on outta here? His latest rant clearly indicates his mental condition is deteriorating. He suggested that his flock of fanatic followers should invest in gas and oil beause they're "biblical" and that condoms don't come down a pipeline.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Fire Truck
Are all the Trump-Russia connections just fabricated BS? It's just all a fairy tale, right? Yeah, Trump is just a straight-up businessman who always plays it fair and honest and Putin is just a misunderstood political figure who has nothing but peace and love in his heart.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 4, 2014 Speak "American," Dammit!
A local TV anchor, right here in Atlanta, stuck out her neck to defend the Coca-Cola Superbowl ad featuring voices from many different languages singing America the Beautiful. It was moving and poignant and many would say a lovely tribute to how (rightly or wrongly) America is respected and honored by people of many nations and many languages around the world.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, August 4, 2019 Racist Republicans and Other Redundancies
Is anyone surprised by the revelation that Reagan and Nixon shared a laugh over their own ugly racist jokes? Like we have said, Trump isn't the first racist Republican, only the first to say it out loud.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 29, 2010 April (gun) Showers
Because of my misunderstanding of these organizations, it never fails to amaze me how they can read the Bible and receive the divine message that their Savior, their Lord Jesus Christ . . . wants them to stockpile automatic weapons and shoot up a church.
SHARE Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Tick Tick Tick . . .
Once again proving the musical adage "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss ..." President Obama on Monday gave tentative approval for Shell Oil to drill in the Arctic Ocean. Hey, at least it's not in ANWR, as Raisin Brain desired -- with his magical ice roads that melt in the summer.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, May 18, 2019 Alabama, Goddam
The overturn Roe v. Wade movement has been embraced by our porn-and Playboy star-loving, thrice married con-man President, who now gives speeches about how live, healthy, full-term babies are swaddled in hospital delivery rooms while doctors and mothers have a little conversation about whether or not to murder the baby. He repeats this appalling bullsh*t all the time, with little or no blow-back.
SHARE Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Nuclear Options
Last week was another doozy of a news dump from Trumpworld. We saw the rise and fall of "The Mooch" and the refusal of his own military generals to enforce his attack on transgendered troops. You would think his latest golf vacation would give us a break from the nonstop madness, but even out of the White House (a.k.a. "the dump") the mean tangerine keeps making headlines.
SHARE Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Live ... from the Belly of the Beast
The brainwashing of the populace by the mainstream media machine has been effective beyond Murdoch's wildest imagination. Sometime in the last few decades, journalists abandoned their stance as independent seekers of the truth and merely spewed whatever propaganda best suited to advancing their advertisers' interests.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Chelsea Morning
Compare Chelsea Manning's treatment with General Petreaus, who leaked top secret information so his mistress could write his biography. Petreaus didn't spend a second behind bars. Manning was a whistle-blower who acted to inform the public about the dirty underbelly of US diplomacy and suspect military actions.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 22, 2017 MissHandel'd
Jon Ossoff makes Al Gore look like the late Robin Williams. If he had fire in his belly you'd never know it. Never held any political office, only 30 years old, didn't even live in the district at the moment. Smart kid, but way too green, and not in an environmental way.
(10 comments) SHARE Monday, October 24, 2016 So, Sue Me
Trump is more unhinged every day. His daily rants about rigged polls, rigged elections, and his future lawsuits against all the nasty women who claimed he assaulted them (lies!) are causing grief for all the other GOP candidates who aren't batshit crazy.
SHARE Thursday, February 28, 2013 Beastiality, Teabagger style
Boy those knee-slappin' Teabaggers. Ain't they a funny bunch of wise-crackers? Their latest attempt at humor is a video showing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (snarf!) having sex with a Panda! Ain't that just a riot? If you ever need proof that the Republican party is on the fast-track to a self-imposed implosion, this is it.
SHARE Thursday, May 7, 2015 . . . and Water is Wet
Surprise, surprise -- NSA phone-tapping is illegal! An appeals court sided with the ACLU in this important decision, stating that the Bush-Crime-Family era snooping violates our privacy rights. Gee, really?
(19 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Redneck Bang Bang
There he was today, inciting his minions to shoot Hillary Clinton. What -- he was just joking you say? How could we have misinterpreted his words -- "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially, the Second Amendment," he said. "By the way, and if she gets the pick -- if she gets the pick of her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dunno."
SHARE Monday, May 10, 2010 Greed is Good?
Now that the attempts to contain the oil volcano with a dome have failed, BP plans to clog the geyser with trash. Garbage in, garbage out. Couldn't have been more poetic if they planned it.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 29, 2015 The High Price of Cheap Gas
The worst argument in favor of passing this legislation isn't the minimization of potential environmental impact, but that "somebody's gonna do it, so we might as well get our piece of the petroleum pie!" If we don't drill up the wilderness and ship that dirty sludge through our nation, some other country will! Editorials from the media have used this backward logic to defend the coming destruction.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Boo Hoo!
Don't count the Occupy Movement out just yet -- they are regrouping and renewing their protest against the corporate takeover of our government. Nearly 1,000 protestors gathered at the Capitol to greet returning lawmakers with signs decrying the influence of money on politicians.
SHARE Monday, August 14, 2017 Birther of a Nation
Everyone has pointed out that The Don is trigger-happy whenever he feels the need to name a group he disdains, like the media, or Mexicans, or Islam, or his Attorney General. Ergo, his wimpy response to Saturday's domestic terror attack was actually tacit approval of their actions.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 9, 2015 No Respect
he Neocons have taken another step to work around the president, this time 47 Republican senators sent a letter to Iran, warning that any nuclear deal it signed with Obama might not last after he leaves office. Blatantly communicating with a foreign nation behind the President's back to undermine current negotiations? Is that not treason?
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 20, 2014 C'mon Back Jesus -- and Bring your AR-15
In 2004, Boykin was reprimanded by the Pentagon for publicly explaining that the US military would win in Iraq because our (Christian) God is "bigger" than their (Muslim) God. He also characterized Muslims as Idol worshipers. He later intimated that our troops were fighting for Jesus in the War on Terror. Oh, and he said the true enemy of the United States was Satan.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Good Behavior?
As students return to college this semester, it might be a good time to revisit the Stanford rapist Brock Turner, who was just released from prison a mere 90 days after his already appallingly brief six-month sentence. You remember Brock, he raped the unconscious girl behind a dumpster and molested her so severely they had to dislodge pine needles and debris from her vagina.
(12 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 5, 2014 The End is Nye
It's that timeline that really breaks it for most of us. We can calculate the speed of light. We can measure how far galaxies are from ours. These are provable facts, not theories. We know that our universe has to be billions of years old based on the distance of the Milky Way from other galaxies. Hard to argue with the Hubble. Or Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and the rest.
SHARE Thursday, November 15, 2012 Pizza the Political Pie
What's the connection between the popular pizza pie and the party of No? Is it simply a microcosm of how Big Business loves Republicans who promise to stomp on worker's rights and wage fairness so the fat cats can keep more pepperoni for themselves? That seems true, at least, for Papa John's founder John Schnatter, who plans to retaliate against his employees for the recent Obama victory.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Don't Go Near the Water
Pro-corporate forces from Washington to Wall Street want you to believe that the chemical stew has magically disappeared without adverse impact, leaving healthy coastal communities, pristine beaches, unharmed ecosystems, undisturbed wildlife, and perfectly safe seafood.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, May 1, 2009 Viral Racism
Will Boortz be suspended? Doubtful. Neither will Rush or Beck or Savage or Hannity or any of the other major leage hate mongerers who dominate the dial. The Severin suspension is just a single-market drop in the bucket, while the big fish forever swim free
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Both Sides, Now
I will be casting my ballot for Dr. Jill Stein as the most moral choice available. Is it throwing away my vote? It's mine to toss away. Am I playing a part in a Trump election? Of course not. I view my franchise rights like my privacy rights: ain't nobody's business but my own, Baby. Be it the ballot booth or the Planned Parenthood clinic.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, March 16, 2015 Bye, Bye, Bibi?
Support for Netanyahu in the upcoming Israeli elections is waning, as is his Likud party in general. Perhaps his recent US address to Congress wasn't as popular among his constituents as it was with our Neocons at home. Today Bibi formally announced his opposition to a two-state solution, perhaps in an effort to solidify his standing among the extreme Israeli conservatives.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 4, 2015 War on ... Walking?
The brothers Koch aren't satisfied with their buckets of billions -- they need more. They want it all. And now they're targeting federal funding for bike paths, walking trails, and public transit ... because those methods of transportation do not suck up any fossil fuels.
SHARE Monday, August 30, 2010 Don't Mess With the Missionary Man
So...is this The End? Are we there yet? Have we reclaimed the Civil Rights movement and turned the U.S. back to God? Isn't it time for Glenn Beck to rapture on outta here?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Fox and Facts
Sarah Palin, with her murky understanding of the world outside Wasilla, will fit right in with the other factually-challenged misfits at Fox "News." And they won't even have to fix her face like they did before dragging Greta over from CNN.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 17, 2011 Eight Years Too Many
Thousands of dead Iraqis and Americans later (with tens of thousands maimed and crippled, physically and psychologically) that brutalized nation still is mired in chaos. What was the point? Was all this sacrifice from the common folk of two countries simply and insanely about profit, war profiteering and power for the elite few in this country who are slowly killing us all?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 17, 2015 Not For Sale
Justice is not for sale, and neither is Bernie Sanders. He is the only candidate who truly cares about the welfare of the American citizens. Wouldn't you LOVE to see a Trump/Sanders debate? We could watch The Donald literally flip his wig.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Pissed...
Does anybody find it ironic that the same dweebs who now loudly disavow the Trump/golden shower report were perfectly willing to believe Hillary Clinton was operating a child sex ring out of a pizza joint? Which seems more likely to you, Truthseeker -- that the self-confessed pussygrabber would frolic with incontinent Russian hookers, or that the former Sec. of State was pimping kids at a pizza parlor?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 21, 2017 The Trumpcast
How to divert attention away from this nightmarish realization? Maybe with a Big Prime Time Presidential War Speech? Maybe send more American soldiers into the meat grinder? Worth a shot, anyway. Forget the fact that no foreign invader has ever subdued Afghanistan, going back to the 8th century BCE.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Surprise!
Donald Trump proudly proclaimed that of COURSE he played the tax system for all it's worth, he is such a schreeeeeewd business genius, he knows how to maximize profit! And as a trusted servant of the American people, he will work for "us" to get us the best "deal" for America!
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 15, 2019 Stranger Things
Have you met anyone who personally knows a handful of rapists, child sex-traffickers, wife-beaters, racketeers, tax evaders, pimps, and crooked lawyers? Jeffrey Epstein, Robert Kraft, Rob Porter, Elliot Broidy, Cindy Yang, Michael Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Duncan Hunter, etc? This is a short list. Seems a bit odd that Donald Trump knows so many personally.
SHARE Monday, August 9, 2010 The New Normal
Regardless of your opinion of the current Chief Executive, there was no way for him to undo the decades of damage from previous administrations that thrust us into this sullen funk in the first place. We're living the "New Normal," all right. And it would be wise to remember how we got here. And to decide what to do about it all.
(10 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The Next One
There are almost as many guns as people in the United States, and they aren't going anywhere. Gun lobbyists will make sure of that. There will never be common sense gun laws as long as we value our deadly weapons more than our darling children.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 3, 2011 Supersize Me
While the middle class dies and the ranks of the poor swell, this country is talking about cutting the government's spending. While one home in four is underwater, this country's worried about the financial health of banks. While we fight two unnecessary wars, war criminals like Dick Cheney are given television platforms as if they were simply representing a different political point of view. That's insane.
SHARE Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Thus Spaketh Robert Muller
Does Trump want to be impeached? Maybe, but who cares? It is the duty of our elected officials to hold him accountable for his crimes, which are ongoing. The obstruction continues, and now the Trump Toddler refuses to sign legislation if Congress continues its oversight duties and holds hearings into his crimes.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 10, 2014 The Long, Hot Summer
Regardless of the claims made by Neocon Luddites, global climate change is a very real thing. The good news is there are specific measures that can be taken to reduce the rate of climate disruption, if not reverse, the current and future damage from decades of barely-regulated fossil fuel consumption, among other toxins.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Captains Obvious
Are the news producers that stupid, or do they just think we are? I fear the latter, because this assumption that the news consumers are drooling idiots has become a disturbing trend. The most obvious details are reported -- and repeated -- as if they are rare, discovered secret truths.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 18, 2017 OxyMoron
But whatever stunning new hell dominates the telescreens on a given day, the outrage we should feel is dulled like the lethal opioids Trump vowed to his zealous voters he, and only He, would destroy. It should be the number one news story each day. Drug overdoses claimed the lives of 50,000 Americans just last year.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, January 30, 2012 Dead Men Talking
It's getting crazier out there every day -- and we still have roughly 285 days to go...
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Dedications
We are a brain-dead populace spoon-fed the sticky pablum that lulls us into believing that Madonna's Grammy performance is Important News on the same day drone strikes kill six in Afghanistan, 1,500 Russian troops enter Ukraine, and another unarmed black man is killed by police in St. Louis.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, June 1, 2015 Sicker by the Minute
U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham's military service record has been called into question because the Republican congressman, who never went overseas, calls himself as a Gulf War veteran. Graham's Internet web site biography lists him as an Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm veteran, although he never got closer to the war than McEntire Air National Guard Base near Columbia [South Carolina] where he was a military lawyer.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Brand New Day; Bernie's a Warrant Away From The White House
Is it possible that Democrats are actually poised to nominate a candidate who is under an active FBI investigation? Seriously? No wonder Bernie isn't backing off, he's a warrant away from the White House. Can you picture Trump vs Sanders? The most ethical candidate possible against the most sleazy? If Team Clinton thinks the DOJ is going to give her a pass, they're in for a grim surprise.
SHARE Wednesday, July 10, 2019 One If By Land, Two If By Idiot
What isn't funny, and never will be, is the unimaginable cruelty of the detention centers at the border. We don't know how many of the missing children have died, recently released migrants. But we do know that lice, scabies, shingles, chickenpox and flu have plagued at least two border facilities, according to visiting doctors who described the serious hygiene issues that could lead to a major medical crisis.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 14, 2017 America Held Hostage, Day 25
Forgotten instantly will be the backed-up sewer that is our nation's "leadership" and all this pissy media-generated nonsense that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is really a Kremlin mole in addition to being a lunatic. Right?
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 29, 2016 From Russia, With Love
The Trump Countdown begins, as more and more Americans are waking up to the realization that we have a paranoid-delusional sociopath slouching toward the Oval Office. Uh, we know this is your first real job, Mr. Trump, and it's complicated if you are an idiot trust-fund tyrant fascinated by reeeeeeeeeeally tall buildings, probably because you have small ... hands.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 31, 2011 Dead Man Talking
Cheney promised that "heads will explode all over Washington" as a result of his book, probably just another in a series of violent, bloody fantasies, but in reality the book seems to contain little new information, facts, or insights. It's just a mundane laundry list of revisionist history from the twisted and tormented psyche of a very sick man.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Thou Shalt Not Lie
Is there a Mormon word for "chutzpah?" Maybe Mittens doesn't understand that google searches stretch alllllll the way back to 2008. The idea that Obama was on the fence about the action, and ONLY pushed for a managed bankruptcy after reading Romney's critical (and dead-wrong) NYT screed is laughable.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 20, 2014 Growth Industries
Let's face it -- we are not seen as smiling liberators by most of the Muslim world. The US is a 3-D recruiting poster for ISIS terrorists, despite the propaganda the Bushies tried to force-feed the public about the oppressed Afghanis and Iraqis yearning to breathe free ... at least Saddam and al Qaeda left them free to breathe. Hellfire missiles -- not so much.
SHARE Monday, May 22, 2017 Unforced Errors
Is it impeachment yet? Last week we posited the possibility that the mean tangerine is deliberately trying to get impeached so he can get back to the business of tower-building and p*ssy-grabbing. That was before we discovered that he called Comey a "crazy nutjob"to Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office on May 10, the day after he fired Comey.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 27, 2011 Agent Provocateur
The rabid right-wingers on the air and the corporate media spread the propaganda and lies and try to manipulate public opinion against these peaceful protestors who -- after all -- are just fighting for our human rights.
(26 comments) SHARE Monday, August 18, 2014 Post Mortem
Turn on the TV and switch to any news channel -- it's almost impossible to tell the difference between Ferguson, Mo; and Iraq, Gaza, or the Ukraine. Chaos, destruction, and violence from all over the world now dominate the nightly newscasts on our telescreens.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 19, 2018 Fruitcakes
Holiday baking has taken on a new meaning with Trump in the White House. Fruitcake doesn't begin to describe it. Delusional psychopath with an extreme narcissistic personality disorder sounds more like it.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 3, 2017 Of Madness and Morons
Friday Trump heads off for another doomed encounter with the NEW leader of the free world Angela Merkel on Thursday ahead of the G20 summit this weekend. I'm sure she's looking forward to that about as much as a root canal without Novocaine.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 3, 2014 Balance of Power
So when you're watching the election results dribble in tomorrow night (hopefully while listening to this program), see if the talking heads pay any attention to these crucial votes on abortion, or if they just keep their cameras fixed on the various Senatorial campaign headquarters for the usual victory parties and concession speeches.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 10, 2019 The Biggest Loser
We've never faced a crisis like this in American history. 800+ US Attorneys General have signed a letter stating Trump was guilty of obstruction of justice, and was ONLY evading prosecution by remaining President. Robert Mueller must come testify. That is the next battle, and it won't be pretty. We are in desperate need of leadership in this country.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Ignorance is Strength, Freedom is Slavery, Money is Speech
The Roberts Court has decided, a la Orwell, that some people are more equal than others. If James Madison wanted to equate money with free speech, he would've drafted it into the Bill of Rights back in 1787. He must be flipping in his grave. His protection of all citizens has become a guarantee that the vast majority of us will no longer have any say in our electoral process.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 30, 2017 Does Trump Tweet to Distract from The Far Worse Flynn Story
Maybe Trump is misogynistic-like-a-fox, and this latest twitter torrent is an intentional distraction to swing the media away from the breaking Wall Street Journal story about Michael Flynn's possible collusion -- through the late GOP operative Peter Smith -- with Russian hackers about releasing Hillary Clinton's email from her private server.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Shockers!
What began as an inquiry by a curious reporter about Schock's bizarre redecorating of his Congressional office to replicate the "red room" from the TV show Downton Abby soon became a serious investigation into layers of graft and political corruption.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 15, 2016 When the Levy Breaks
Deadly flooding continues to devastate southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. Ariel photographs of the swampy parishes are eerily reminiscent of the hurricane Katrina damage 11 years ago. And as expected, the climate change deniers continue their thick-headed insistence that the record-breaking heat, floods, droughts, and wildfires have any basis in scientific fact.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 24, 2015 American Idiot
Idaho Rep. Vito Barbieri is a dumb little spud. Unless you live in a cave, by now you've heard the story of this anti-choice Neocon's gross misunderstanding of gross anatomy. Not since Bill O'Reilly sexually harassed a female co-worker by threatening to soap her up with a felafel has a male Neocon so missed the mark on female anatomy.
(9 comments) SHARE Monday, January 30, 2017 Seven Days To Fascism
It only took Trump seven days from taking office to trampling the constitution, invigorating ISIL and other extremists, pissing off members of his party, and making Sen. Chuck Schumer cry. Trump was quick to dismiss Schumer's tears as "fake," much like his so-called "university," and his hairline.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 27, 2015 You Gotta Kill 'Em
From the murdered children, depleted uranium munitions, carpet bombs designed to look like humanitarian aid packages, funding of warlords, the rapes, looting, the mass deception ... all this is Obama's fault? Bush took no responsibility for the foreign policy nightmare that he created, then chastised Obama for failing to stop the chaos in Iraq and spread of terrorism in the region.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Crying Uncle
We of the 99% are carrying the burden of funding the workings of the Federal government by ourselves, while there are hundreds of billions of dollars that American corporations are concealing from Uncle Sam in overseas accounts. But the IRS is too disorganized, the tax code too complicated, and staff too poorly trained to go after these crooks in a meaningful way.
SHARE Friday, February 2, 2018 Groundhog Day!
The memo has landed. Is this the beginning, Truthseekers, of the end of Trump, or the beginning of the end of the Mueller investigation? It's stunning to see the Trump surrogates out in force today, trying to blame the Clinton campaign for colluding with the Russians (!) and reinforce the fake news that this Nunes memo somehow proves the FBI leadership is plotting to remove Trump.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 1, 2015 The Next One, part 43,876
Our government -- the Congress -- will do nothing about the carnage. Why? Because they don't dare risk being labeled "anti gun" and voted out of office. Or, more importantly, because the merchants of death in the gun lobbies come armed with boatloads of cash for those candidates willing to sacrifice our children for payola.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 16, 2015 End of the World As We Know It
Obama will never satisfy the Neocons -- either they'll sue him for over-reaching on Affordable Care or attack him for not going far enough on IS. There is no bowl of porridge that is "just right" for these flying monkeys.
SHARE Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber
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SHARE Monday, June 4, 2018 Checkmate...
The Don and his crackpot legal team have declared his actions completely above the law. Even murder. The howler monkey once known as Rudy Giuliani toured the Sunday talk circuit and raved that Trump could've shot James Comey and no one could bring charges against him while he was in office.
SHARE Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Is There a Doctor in the House?
The fact that Neocons are responsible for the lack of a Surgeon General has not stopped them from attacking the (nonexistent) Surgeon General for not speaking out about Ebola. Yeah, it's kind of confusing. They are criticizing an entity that doesn't exist and they are responsible for its nonexistence.
SHARE Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Mo' Mueller
The way the Republicans, under this monster's direction, have attempted to ruin the lives, careers, and reputations of innocent government employees, people who devoted and often risked their lives to serve and protect American citizens, strictly to protect this orange con man, is beyond deplorable.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Superfreak
Rumors are circulating that upper echelon Republicans are contemplating the possibility of having Trump declared mentally unstable and replacing him. But with who? Ted Cruz? He's equally despised. Romney? He already bears the mark of loser.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Ready For The Next One
The good news on the horizon is that Robert Mueller's investigation continues to gather steam, and Trump's lawyers are discussing (loudly, near NYTimes reporters) the idea that there are "spies" inside the White House, and perhaps even within Trump's own legal team.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Crappy Politics
More proof that the US is experiencing a national nervous breakdown -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is suing the Federal government to make sure everyone goes potty in the right toilet. And Attorney General Loretta Lynch has fired back with a fierce "Oh HELL no" counter-suit threatening to withhold federal monies from North Carolina if McCrory insists on this gross civil rights violation.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Donald Trump, Superstar
The Trump Show will be canceled one day, either by Mueller or by voters or by some other means. Maybe it's just me, but I sense a change. Trump's first-year anniversary is approaching and his presidency is collapsing under the burden of his utter incompetence -- the center cannot hold. He cannot sustain this level of ineptitude, ignorance, and outright racism without consequence forever.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Banned
Without the media's wholehearted support, Trump would've gone done in history as a trust-fund-baby billionaire-cum-reality TV star with a slew of sleazy kids, broken marriages, shady universities, stripper-filled casinos, a penchant for pussygrabbing, and obsession for incontinent Russian hookers. Now he's the President instead.
(14 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 11, 2016 Oh Mighty ISIS
This was the week Trump was supposed to finally start talking like a President, describing his economic plan in a series of speaking events. But that didn't happen. That can't happen because he is pathologically incapable of staying on topic. Trump is Trump, and always will be. I'm sure a President Trump would be firing off angry tweets against other world leaders, calling them sad, weak, low energy, or just plain liars.
SHARE Thursday, March 19, 2015 Tale of Two Leaders
It's good to see the President stand up to a right winger. Sure would be nice if he exhibited the same stiff backbone with Congressional Republicans. Speaking of Obama, he now says he regrets not closing GITMO on his first day of office, as he promised in his first campaign. Hey, brother ... there is still time!
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Executive Time
Science deniers, corprocrats, sex abusers, wife beaters, grifters, con artists, racists, rapists, misogynists, money launderers ... these are the vermin that have taken over the GOP. Bernie? Kennedy? Oprah? Anybody ready to step up to the plate and be the face of the Party of Truth? Somebody's got to get up there and take out the trash ... we need some real Executive Time, bigly.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Criminal Injustice
Why are Republicans afraid of the law? Did they collectively buy into Dubya's belief that the U.S. Constitution, and therefore our entire system of government, was nothing more than a “goddam piece of paper,” and, furthermore, should be abandoned if it might possibly be used to protect a swarthy Muslim?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 7, 2015 There Has to Be a Morning After
The Donald is an misogynistic egomaniacal a**hole, Huckabee is a bigot, Jeb is an apologist, Rubio is the cute one, Christie is the fat one from the failed state, Kasich is the Fox News Darling, Paul is the crazy one, Walker has no chin or spine, and Carson is the black guy. We didn't learn much we didn't already know, did we?
(7 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 26, 2014 Plunderstorms
The only facets of the Constitution that are being aggressively protected are those that ensure NRA members can tote huge assault weapons into fast food restaurants and ensure that corporations are people and money is speech. How did this happen? And can it be reversed?
(12 comments) SHARE Monday, November 2, 2009 Meet the New Boss??
The precedent is set that Executive Branch officers can break the law without fear of prosecution if such crimes fall within the very loose interpretation of “national security.” This is the antithesis of the policy of transparency President Obama promised in his administration.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 25, 2014 For God's Sake
Tim Lambesis was the frontman for the Canadian Christian rock band As I Lay Dying. The band enjoyed some limited success in the Christian rock genre, then Tim had to go and screw everything up by plotting to murder his wife, then confessing that he's a closet atheist only pretending to be am evangelical to make money.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 26, 2012 If It's Tuesday . . .
If angry aliens did attack Earth, 21% would call the Hulk in to deal with it, 12% would call Batman, and 8% would call Spider-Man." There is some rational news in this sea of insanity, however, and it's refreshing to read that the religiously insane global-climate-change deniers lost a key battle in their war to rid the world of all non-Biblical scientific research.
SHARE Sunday, September 24, 2017 Dotard In Action
Watching Kim and Donnie trade insults underscores their mutual insanity and arrested development. It would be eye-rolling except for all the very real weaponry they command. It's not enough we have to worry about deadly hurricanes hurtling toward us every few weeks, or earthquakes, wildfires, and flash flooding. No, we have to worry about these two adolescent madmen and their arsenals.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 27, 2020 The Sound of Silence
Pat Cipollone has to do his job, as White House legal counsel, to argue the President's defense as best he can. Which is not very competently, as it turns out.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Je Suis Parisien
Trump got his ass whopped on election day and now he's pissed, cornered, and dangerous. So he's made good on his pointless pre-election threat to send 15K US troops to the border to spend Thanksgiving far from their families, scanning the horizon for a dwindling group of Honduran asylum-seekers as they crawl toward the US border.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 27, 2014 Apocalypse Now!
Universal health care -- like they enjoy in virtually every free developed nation on earth -- would eliminate all these issues. No one would have to prove their financial worthiness before receiving top-notch medical care. Rich and poor alike would have equal access to medical treatments and preventive care. And it would be cheaper.
(8 comments) SHARE Monday, May 24, 2010 Don't Mess With Texas
Welcome to Texasland! Soon country music studies will be added to the curriculum next to history classes in which the syllabus will include lessons on the wise writings of unsung national heroes such as Sen. Joe McCarthy and slave-owning Confederate President Jefferson Davis, while removing Thomas Jefferson's name from the list of "great Americans."
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 23, 2016 A Sex-fueled Playboy Mansion-like Cult
Ailes, like Trump, enjoys name calling. According to this new lawsuit, he called one of his anchors a Puerto Rican prostitute and described another as an angry black. Tantaros is the latest woman to come forward with a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, and she is also naming Bill Shine and Bill O'Reilly as sexual harassers.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 7, 2013 Thank a Teabagger
he true obscenity is all this pain and suffering. All these cancer-treatment denials, all these kids kicked off Head Start or baby formula, it's all because a bunch of toddlers in the House want to stomp their little feet and cry about the Affordable Care Act. Even though this government shutdown does NOTHING to advance their lost cause. How does Ted Cruz sleep at night?
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, September 23, 2016 Long Weekend
It's going to be a very long weekend for the two least popular presidential candidates in history. The first BIG debate on Monday will likely be a make it or break it moment for both of them, their poll numbers still wavering in the mid-40s with little significant movement in months.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Trumped Up
Oh that's it, we need more corporate control over our lives! Why didn't we think of it before? Let the really wealthy people take charge, instead of the losers. Because, y'know, rich people have never had any power or influence in government before. What a pile of Dippity Doo.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 7, 2014 The "F" Word
We expect more from Obama. The torture victims were people. Real, live human beings, not just some "folks." Not the folks you know down the street, or the hard-working folks waiting for a pay raise, or the folks in Korea who might buy a Chevy.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Doublespeak Dana
If Bernie just recedes quietly into the shadows so Team Hillary can march onward to victory...What about the citizens in the states who have yet to vote? Should Democrats in California and Washington State and Washington DC and New Jersey and New Mexico and Montana and the Dakotas not get their chance to cast their ballot for their candidate of choice? Why disenfranchise millions of Americans?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 16, 2013 Smoke, Smoke, Smoke that Cigarette ...
Poor tobacco companies, these pesky governments are interfering with their legal right to kill their citizens. Perhaps some enterprising member of Congress could tie a bill to repeal Obamacare to a measure to regulate the ownership of assault rifles, or restrictions on the tobacco companies from these kinds of schemes. Maybe they could trick a Teabagger into supporting it that way?
SHARE Tuesday, December 5, 2017 The Nixon Defense
It's a shame. Sad, really. And truly baffling. Why would Flynn lie about a lawful action? There are only two possible options that make sense to me. One, he did have something to hide. Or two, he was taking a bullet for somebody else to protect them from what would be discovered if he told the FBI the truth.
Gee, wonder who that could be?
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 14, 2014 Police States
Are these police officers trained in military weaponry, or are they just given these lethal, high-tech weapons and set loose on the civilian population? It seems the war on terror has spilled onto Main Street, USA. SWAT teams raid barber shops and reporters face rubber (and real) bullets and teargas bombs for simply reporting the carnage and brutality.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Drowning In Alternative Facts
Alternative facts. Feels like alternative realities. Trump's first two days in office have been chocked to the gills with "alternative facts," the Newspeak Kellyann Conway spouted on Meet the Press, speaking about Trump's insistence that record crowds attended his inauguration.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Is It War Yet?
Is it war yet? "Little Rocket Man" seems to think so, and Trump's repeated poking the panda is inching us ever closer to nuclear war. Of course, Trump is at war with everyone now, so why be surprised? He's a psychopath, remember. And never forget. He may the the first president to wage war in 150 characters or less, without lifting anything other than his text finger.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 8, 2016 Wild Manic Monday
There is no question that the Trump candidacy has turned a spotlight on the true nature of the republican base. And base they are. Racists, bigots, misogynists, fear-based knuckle-draggers who want a wall around the United States to keep out everybody who isn't a white God-fearing, gun-toting, climate-change-denying, pro-life creationist. Just scan the crowds at his speeches and listen to their war cries.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Paradise Found
You cannot have a political discussion about any topic, from taxes to education to infrastructure or climate change, gun safety, police brutality, healthcare, the opioid epidemic, the economy, the death penalty, LGBT rights, veterans affairs -- and ALL of foreign policy -- there is no way to have those conversations without discussing the madman Leader of the Free World!
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 13, 2010 Rhymes With Orange
Boehner's agenda of favoring millionaires and billionaires over the middle- and working-class is an attempt to lock us into the same leaky boat that Bush used to float the economy over the dam and into the rocks below, doubling the deficit and unemployment. Us "Mericans may be stupid, but we're not suicidally stupid. We know on an elemental level that a vote for Republicans this year will pull the proverbial plug on us all.
SHARE Monday, May 27, 2019 We Don't Do Cover-ups
Our off-the-reservation Commander-in-Chief also claimed that "we all know" he's the "most transparent president, maybe in US history!" You can tell by his refusal to sit for Robert Mueller, or release his tax returns. Or comply with any Congressional oversight. It was bizarre, even for the walking 25th amendment.
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Portrait of the Artist as a Young War Criminal
George W Bush is finally being recognized for his genius. No, seriously. He's not being honored as the President who created the largest deficit in history, or for racking up the most war crimes, but for his artistic prowess. The Decider has decided to bare his soul to the world by displaying his creations in the Bush Presidential Library. That should make attendance skyrocket, right?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 7, 2012 I Know You Are, But What Am I?
At the heart of this controversy-turned-Kindergarten/Koch Brothers-spitball fight is the issue of political transparency. And then there's the obvious -- if you've got nothing to hide, why not be honest and forthcoming with the public? Romney's Righties counter that it's a matter of principle and precedent -- after all, John McCain didn't pony up a decade of documents, why should Willard?
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 29, 2016 The Lunatic is in My Head
The media gave him mountains of free publicity (and there is no bad publicity) for a solid year. Spare me. We should be the ones pissed at the telescreens that blasted his screed and waved his hairflap in our faces ad nausea until the constantly repeated propaganda grew tendrils and rooted itself in the redneck brain-stem.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 5, 2017 Making America Sick Again
We had a chance with Bernie Sanders to elect an honest president. An actual fighter for the people. One who genuinely cared about the working class, not just pay lip service like this billionaire crooked Oompa Loopah. We could've had a shot at honest-to-God affordable health care, single payer like the rest of western civilization. There's no stopping the juggernaut now.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 19, 2015 War Without End, Amen.
This week IS vowed to launch an assault on Italy, using its gains in Libya as a springboard to European attacks. Do they have the actual power to carry out these threats? IS certainly has mastered the art of propaganda via social media, and they have captured everyone's attention.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Nukes and Nutjobs
of course, there's the connection between Kim Jong Un and the struggle for gay rights, and that could spell the end of the world. that is, if you believe some leaders in the Rapture Right. All that is needed to stop the lunatic leader of North Korea from unleashing nuclear death is to just keep the gays out of the Boy Scouts and marriage license offices. See how easy that is?
(7 comments) SHARE Friday, February 17, 2017 The Lunatic is in My Head ...
Trump's press conference was like watching a twitching paranoid schizophrenic on a couch talking to his shrink -- just an endless whine-fest about all the things he hates and are wrong and how upset he is about the "fake news" that caused his national security adviser to resign and the media hates him and they lie and why can't anybody ask him a nice question anyway?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Dearly Beloved
Rather than fighting the civil rights of American citizens, perhaps these servants of God should focus their Holy War on their men of faith in positions of power who continue to rape and molest children.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Sad...
Tim Phillips -- head of the Koch PAC -- says we are not committed to the bill now, but we are working to change and improve it. Did you know, Trump-voter, that you elected AFP lobbyists to write your new healthcare bill? Why hold elections at all? Save the money, just let the lobbyists hash it out, they do anyway.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Artificial Intelligence
This geriatric Jerky Boy is headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave despite losing the popular vote by over two million, and despite mounting evidence that the Russians threw the election into his pudgy little hands. Well, he's working there, but doesn't want to live there -- it's too drastic a lifestyle change for his nibs. Here's hoping we all survive the new year.
SHARE Monday, April 9, 2018 So What Did I Miss?
The mean tangerine is pissed. Bigly. He freaked out on camera and tore into Sessions for his Russian recusal and Mueller for the "witch hunt" being conducted by "all these democrats" in the FBI. Its a crime against the country, according to Trump. Horrible. All this investigating of his criminal associates and appointees.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, August 11, 2018 Lost in Space...
Don't you miss having a President you can be proud of? One who speaks of the hope and promise of America as the land of the free instead of this endless stream of tweets full of fear, hatred, and insults? Historians will not remember this most recent stain on American history with even a whiff of sympathy.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Come to Jesus
the real insanity is that these extremists are elected again and again. Even when their true motives and beliefs are exposed -- they are returned to office because of their insane actions -- not in spite of them. So who is more mentally ill -- the candidates or the voters?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 8, 2010 2 Fast 2 Furious
Why was the suspension so short-lived? Did they bow to fan pressure (doubtful) or perhaps they decided to wait until the merger was officially approved, then shut down the whole dammed network (more likely).
SHARE Monday, February 2, 2015 Monday Morning Quarterback
It's Groundhog Day 2015! That means we get to enjoy not only six more weeks of winter -- but six more years of these new flying monkey senators -- Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner, Shelly Moore Capito, Thom Tillis, Mike Rounds, Steve Daines, David Perdue, and the Grande Dame of them all -- Joni Ernst!
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, February 26, 2017 It's All About the Base
We have a White House so out of control it thinks it can order the FBI to shut down news stories it doesn't like. Is that legal? What's next, asking them to poison politicians they don't like? How Putinesque do you wanna get, boys? Bannon is freaking out the freaky flying monkeys. Now that's scary. His speech to CPAC might've been accompanied by Bach's Tocatta Fuged in D-minor, that's how creepy it was.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Trump Confusion; 12 Years (in) a Grave
Trump is confused about the Civil War, preexisting conditions, Obama wiretaps, and murderous dictators. Even Kelleyann couldn't untangle this mess. Speaking of, has she gone missing? Should we get her on a milk carton or something.
SHARE Friday, May 8, 2020 Live and Let Die
This is Brian Kemp country. The governor who gained fame with his campaign commercials where he pointed a shotgun at a teenager and "blew up" immigrants with explosives.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 12, 2017 The Quicker Picker Upper
It's bad enough he showed up with his silent stiletto'd wife for a presser reminiscent of that creepy cabinet meeting where his secretaries were forced to express their undying adulation for Dear Leader. This time it was hearty congrats for the awesome job he and the generals and FEMA were doing, but not before getting in a dig at Puerto Rico for "throwing the budget out of whack."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 3, 2015 Systematic Desensitization
While we argue about Starbucks greeting cups or the virtue of store closings on Black Friday, another armed psycho is planning the next massacre. And the one after that. They are legion and they are unstoppable. All we can do is hold our breath, swallow hard, and hope it's not our child/husband/mother/friend.
SHARE Tuesday, December 12, 2017 It's Duesday...
Perhaps caving to some of the pressure from his own sexual harassment/assault accusers, Trump today took to Twitter to call New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand a whore. Well, not exactly. But he said she "begged" him for money and "would do anything" for contributions... wink-wink.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 23, 2016 The "New" New Normal
We might as well get used to these mass slaughters and stop beating our heads against the wall and rending our garments hoping for some kind of logical, compassionate legislation that values human life above AK 47s. Mass gun death is the new normal.
SHARE Monday, September 11, 2017 Climate Change Countdown
Global climate change. How about that one? How about the worst five storms of the century have occurred in the last 10 years? Or the worst earthquake in Mexico's history just killed 58 "rapists and drug dealers," er, I mean innocent men, women and children? How's that for "not good?"
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 3, 2012 Radioactive
Why isn't the mainstream media paying more attention to this story? Is it because there is no way to spin a happy ending because -- according to some experts -- a cloud of deadly radioactive particles is headed to the Western US and there's not a thing that can be done about it?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 19, 2014 The Secret Life of B's
The billionaires dump their deep pockets into the campaign of their chosen puppet and, poof! Off to Capitol Hill to carry out the Koch's legislative agenda. Our electoral process has become like a grocery trip for the ultra-wealthy -- let's see, I'll pick up a pound of salmon filets, a bottle of Perrier, the 17th District in Maryland, a nice pinot noir...
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Onward, Christian Soldiers!
The GQ article also stated that some "unnamed" Pentagon officials worried that if the evidence of these proselytizing report covers were discovered (they were marked "Top Secret") that "they could be interpreted as a suggestion that the war was religiously driven, a battle against Islam." No kidding . . . really? Y'think?
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Suffer the Little Children...
The anti-science movement in this country is growing. Expect fresh headlines detailing needless deaths of children in future years. Couple this with the handful of faithful true believers who will let their children die -- often from something as treatable as the flu -- rather than seek medical attention because it is "God's will."
(19 comments) SHARE Friday, December 21, 2018 Another One Bites the Dust
General Mattis wrote a pointed resignation letter, stating that he and Trump did not share the same foreign policy view and objectives. For example, Mattis believes we should respect our allies and NATO partners and maintain our global standing as a symbol of democracy. Whereas Trump cuddles up to dictators and murderers, insults our allies, and weakens respect for our nation overseas.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 3, 2014 Back in the USSR -- Putin on the Blitz?
Kerry's talking tough about "consequences" Russia might face if it doesn't withdraw troops from the region, stating on Face the Nation that the US and G8 nations were prepared to "go to the hilt" to "isolate" Russia, implying tough economic sanctions could follow. But it's questionable what actual clout Kerry carries.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 20, 2018 Thoughts and Prayers
How do you survive having your child taken from you because our "leaders" in Congress are too afraid of the NRA to save these kids' lives? Then how do you go on knowing your child won't be the last one? Do they still pick up things for them at the store, forgetting for a moment they're dead?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 17, 2016 It's Rigged!
Saturday Night Live is conspiring against him, too? Did he take an extra dose of paranoid pills before he made that declaration? Geez, he hosted SNL a year ago. Well, when this nightmare is finally over next month, Donald can team up with his psychotic media hero Alex Jones and start the alt-right InfoWars TV network (with Ailes and Hannity, natch).
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 10, 2014 Have You Seen the Bigger Piggies?
Poor Rush Limbaugh. What a pig. A filthy rich pig who is now making the ridiculous claim that the DCCC is causing serious financial harm to his "small business." Like he's running a little mom-and-pop supermarket or something. Preposterous for a millionaire making over $25 million a year, from his wealthy backers if not direct advertisers.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Gods and Monsters
I remember the campaign to boycott Proctor and Gamble products in the 1980's because the moon and stars logo was purportedly another one of Satan's signatures. I've often wondered about the kooks who see spooky symbols hiding everywhere (Glenn Beck comes to mind), be they the Holy Virgin in a piece of toast, or Jesus on a billboard advertising spaghetti and meatballs, or Satan in a soft drink
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Sign of the Beast?
It seems Ken Cuccinelli was a bit too kooky even for the Teabaggers to fully embrace. His buddy, Texas Rep. Matt Kraus is one of those crazy Christians that gives otherwise normal Christians the willies. To suggest that your political opposition is made up of evil, devil-worshippers kind of goes against the nature of pluralism and a democratic society.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, June 23, 2014 With Us, or Against Us?
We are being kept in the dark about the number of these targeted attacks and the determining factors at to who is considered an "imminent threat." We deserve to know who is being killed -- in our name -- and why. We need to know, Mr. President and, to borrow a phrase: Are you with us, or against us?
(22 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Private Parts
How can our privacy rights be protected if employers claim the right to peek in our undies -- in the name of religious freedom -- and decide if they can sanction what we're doing with our private parts? Where does the religious madness end?
(17 comments) SHARE Monday, June 16, 2014 Mission Accomplished?
What was the mission again? To find WMDs? To free the Iraqi people from an evil dictator (that we backed)? To stabilize the region and make it safe from al Qaeda? Gee,that's not working out too well, is it? What a hideous mess. What a terrible sham to play on the American people. What mission has been accomplished?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 2, 2016 Bang Bang Bang
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a statistical dead heat in California for next Tuesday's primary, where a whopping 475 delegates are up for grabs, which is why the Hillary surrogates are beating the bushes arguing that Bernie is "hurting the party" with his continued campaign.
SHARE Monday, September 23, 2013 Bye-Bye, Miss American Pie . . .
There's no chicken in everyone's pot, and it's not morning in America, either. Feels more like permanent midnight is approaching. With thousands of Americans driven into poverty each month, there is a moral imperative to stop this. Sooner or later, we will all become the 99%.
SHARE Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Just Another Manic Monday
Even worse than Raisin Brain's "Mission Accomplished" debacle. He doesn't care if we live or die. You know that, we know that why is it taking so many Americans so long to figure that out? Don't MAGA-minds get sick, too?
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 29, 2015 A Time To Kill
There is no humane way to kill a person. Murder is by definition inhumane. Whether by guillotine, firing squad, hanging, gassing, electrocution, or poisonous drugs. The logic employed by Necons to justify executions escapes me, as does the hypocrisy of upholding the sanctity of the life of a blastula while simultaneously endorsing the state-sanctioned murder of fully formed adult human beings.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, October 17, 2011 Poor in America
A brave collection of resisters are demonstrating in more than 200 cities around the globe in "Occupy" demonstrations to show Corporate America (or Corporate Italy, etc.) that we will not be sold into indentured servitude without a fight.
SHARE Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Sinners
So many flying monkeys -- so little time. Should we focus on the senate's vote against pay equality for women? The possibility of sending ground troops into Iraq? The latest accidental family shooting fatality? The most recent El Rushbo outrage?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 14, 2013 If The President Does It, It Isn't Illegal?
The Republicans, however, will grasp at anything -- birthers, deathers, Acorners ... they will throw everything at him, no matter how ridiculous, until something sticks. Now things are legitimately sticky. Many of us would feel better about this mess if he were to be impeached over drone strikes, but from day one it did seem inevitable that the Neocons would get him somehow.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Rapture Rifles
North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones (R/Rapture) is ready to meet Jesus, and he's hoping the Prince of Peace is packing heat. He's calling for divine intervention in the form of a hybrid religious/Republican revolution to stop President Obama from sending troops to assist with the Ebola crisis in Africa.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 27, 2012 Hot Hot Hot!
Science-deniers soon may have no choice but to accept the phenomena of global climate change as a result of human action. Results from a scientific study conducted in 20 developing countries provide undeniable evidence that carbon dioxide emissions (greenhouse gasses) from the burning of fossil fuels could result in 100 million human deaths by the year 2030, and it may be too late to do anything about it.
(11 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 14, 2013 The King's Speech
President Obama held a press conference today to appease the critics of his Affordable Health Care Plan and head off a battle in Congress over a GOP bill that targets those who will lose their coverage because it fails to meet the new minimum standards. And the media is milking it for all its worth.
SHARE Tuesday, October 7, 2014 MadMen
Silly season is upon us. It's almost time for the midterm elections, and at least one result is already in -- the political ads are crazier than ever. Let's begin with a truly nauseating ad for Rick Scott, which parodies the nauseating TLC reality TV show "Say Yes to the Dress."
(24 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The Right to Remain Silent
It's been three days now since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black teenager, was shot multiple times by a police officer, and Ferguson Missouri officials have yet to name the officer in question. They cite fear for the officer's safety. This is rather ironic, as the officer certainly had no regard for the safety of this young man whose only crime was "walking while black."
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, August 10, 2009 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
The Teabaggers, Town Hall protestors, and Birthers, combined, have formed the perfect trifecta of terminal stupidity. Their hate-filled moronic screeds are increasingly racist and threatening to President Obama and to, well, just about everyone who does not subscribe to their insane theories and agendas.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Witch Hunt
The questioning of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sounded more like Salem, MA circa 1675 than Washington, DC 2013. If you heard some of the inane questions she faced from the assembled group of rich (mostly) male Republicans, she might as well be broken on the rack, or burned at the stake.
SHARE Monday, December 9, 2013 Happy Bloody Koch Brothers New Year
Kochs latest front group, based in Virginia, calls itself the "State Policy Network," or SPN, and it has planned a veritable bloodletting festival for the new year with a full frontal assault targeting health care, education, the environment, and worker's compensation. And that's just for starters. SPN has an $83 million budget drawn largely from individual and corporate donors and foundations.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 31, 2016 Surprise Surprise Surprise!
It was the illegal sexting that forced the seizure of Weiner's laptop, on which were more Hillary emails because his wife and Hillary right-hand-gal Huma Abedin also used the laptop for non-porno business reasons, and didn't erase all the email to/from Hillary before handing it back to Weiner ... hopefully, with a carton of Clorox wipes.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Eraser
Trump will stop at nothing to steal this election. Now declaring in a leaked memo that transgendered people simply don't exist. Yup, that's right. There is no such thing as transgender. Only the pubes you're born with count. Ridiculous.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, November 7, 2014 Orange is the New Black
Republicans know how to spend the taxpayers money on BIG weapons and take money from BIG pharma and the Frankenfood industry and the NRA and BIG oil and the Defense manufacturers and other merchants of death and destruction that make up the majority of their special interest groups. But govern? Fairly represent the will of the people and the best interest of their constituents? Not so much.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, August 3, 2009 Baby, You Can Drive My Car . . .
Republican Senators are vowing to turn off the gas pump on the wildly popular “Cash for Clunkers” program, saying it’s just another bailout that heaps debt on future generations. If the Senate fails to extend the program, it dies tomorrow. If that happens, I hope working-class families take note of those who voted against this important stimulus package. And sends them to the junk heap in the next election.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 26, 2009 Rush Hour
Truth is, Rush and Beck and Hannity and O'Reilly are merely the front men for the real gangsters who have thus far escaped justice; the true Teflon Dons: Bush, Cheney, Rummy and their corporate owners. The right-wing media thugs poke baseball bats into the air and spin lies into the microphones, but the reality is they're now running security for a Family that's officially out of office.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, July 25, 2016 Debbie Does Dereliction
The DNC convention kicked off without Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who was booed by her own Florida constituents this morning in the wake of the latest Clinton email debacle and evidence of a rigged campaign, and now the Sanders delegates are protesting in the streets of Philadelphia and on the floor of the convention hall, booing loudly whenever Hillary's name is mentioned, often outshouting the Hillary supporters.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Good Germans
Ignoring the warnings around us that fascism is creeping thru our windows, ripping away everything our nation used to stand for. Watching and hearing what is happening to these poor children on the border is a horror we haven't entertained since the national shame of the Japanese interment camps.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Enough!
The monstrous insurance industry has reaped billions upon billions of our dollars keeping us in this fear state, forcing us to accept a system based on illness rather than health, where the worth of every human life is measured by the crooked red-line on their profit-and-loss flow charts.
SHARE Friday, November 30, 2018 Komrades
There are multiple theories about why Manafort would lie to Mueller despite risking years rotting in a federal pen. One of the most intriguing is that Mueller was using Manafort as a mole to feed Trump false info about the Russia investigation.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, December 13, 2010 Gone With The Republic
Neocons don't assume (official) Congressional control until January, but it feels they've been pulling the President's strings on issue after issue since near the beginning of his term. We need strong leadership now, not next week, next month, or next year.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Comfortably Numb
President Obama apologized today for the bombing of the Doctors Without Borders clinic that killed 22 people, including three children. And so it goes. It's become surreal, the killing and apologizing, the airstrikes on weddings and antiquities. The torturing of innocent detainees, some of them children, too. "Oops" just doesn't quite get it anymore.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Operator? Get me Jesus on the Line ...
What's the matter with Kansas, part 34,567. A Kansas town has installed phone booths, rather prayer booths, so people can place calls directly to the Almighty. The best part? No, not the free long distance, the booth comes equipped with a comfy drop-down kneel bench so you can assume the proper postulative position while dialing the deity of your understanding.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 26, 2009 Fox and "These Friends of Ours"
Wait a sec . . . all this sounds strangely familiar. A group of politicians being compared to a mafia crime syndicate. Hmmmmmm . . . where have I heard that analogy before? Do the producers of the creatively named "Fox and Friends" morning show secretly listen to the Mike Malloy Show?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 25, 2018 Respected Again...
Is the mean tangerine headed to a summit with Kim Jong Crazy or not? The back and forth is ridiculous and only makes the US look foolish -- yet again -- on the world stage. Nobel Prize, gimme a f'n break. If the summit happens it won't be because these two freakish haircuts decided to further the cause of denuclearization and world peace. It will be a stand-off to measure penis missile size in person.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 13, 2013 Watergate and Iran Contra combined?
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R/Redneck) has an itch to scratch and it's shaped like the word IMPEACHMENT. He and his fellow Republicans are grasping for something -- anything -- to throw at Obama that would possibly stick long enough to impeach him. If they keep attacking these straw men, one day they'll huff and they'll puff and they'll blow their re-election chances right down!
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Don't Worry, Be Happy!
Don't worry -- be happy! The Midterms still represent a big problem for the Democrats -- they're going to be voted down as a direct consequence of their dithering and leaderlessness -- but the political reality is that the world is not going to end."
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Sweet Home Alabama?
The state of Alabama is finally revising its constitution to eliminate some particularly nasty, arcane language left over from the bad ol' George Wallace era of legalized racism. Seems the state constitution still mandates that there be separate schools for "white and colored children." Hard to believe in this day and age ... or is it?
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, June 5, 2009 Batter Up!
Nasty, hate-filled reactionary screeds are expected from media whores, but generally not from elected officials. In a stunning offense, Republican Senator James Inhofe ravaged Obama's speech yesterday, making the outlandish claim that Obama is "un-American" and siding with the terrorists. According to Inhofe, Obama's speech in Cairo was "un-American" because he referred to the war in Iraq as "a war of choice."
SHARE Thursday, November 8, 2018 Dr. T and the Women
Come January there will be almost 100 women in the House of Representatives. That is more than at any point in history. If that doesn't scare The Donald, it should. It's certainly good news for America and brings the larger representative body closer to the complexion of the country. Smart women have no use for Trump and no patience for his condescension or corruption.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 2, 2012 Eat Mor Bigots
Bigotry is good for Big Business, it appears. The Rapture Right donned their stretch pants and flooded their favorite flying-monkey fried fast fooderies to loft their nuggets heaven'ward in solidarity with homophobes and haters across the fruited plane and gobbled greasy globs of processed factory farmed psuedo-poultry in pious protest of civil rights. Greg Palast was right, we're living in an armed madhouse.
SHARE Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Black Hawk Down, Redux
Hard to get in the spirit of the holidays, when so many of our young servicemen and women are still in harm's way in a perpetual war for perpetual profit, and when our drone strikes murder countless innocents. Peace on Earth? Not a chance, with hellfire missiles and Reaper drones.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 26, 2011 Not In Our Name
The truth about GITMO, exposed in leaked documents written by the very people who ran the place, show the inhuman brutality and torture against a group of 779 "enemy combatants" held without formal charges, without civil rights, on the thinnest pretext and interrogated for years without gleaning one iota of useful information that would -- allegedly -- "keep America safe."
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 16, 2009 A Rogue with Lipstick
Will the book be a success? You bet'cha. Will it help whatever future political career she and her scary rapture-ready followers in the extreme Religious Right have envisioned for her? That's not as certain. But, I am willing to do whatever it takes to make sure she's on the top of the ticket for 2012.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 12, 2012 Y'Know Its Hard Out Here For a Pimp
How threatening does an email have to be for a State Department employee to seek FBI protection from the email attacker, Petreaus' lover-cum-biographer? Who needs daytime soap operas when you have MSNBC and sexy tidbits like these? The real winners in this scenario, as always, are the media who were at a loss as to how to maintain viewer interest now that the elections were over.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Happy Mollidays!
Why is Rudolph's nose red? Because somebody painted it and a light fairy came and put the magic dust in there to make it glow. It lights up the night so he can guide Santa's sleigh and make sure Santa can see through the foggy misty night.
(10 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 28, 2016 Mr. Lonely Lucifer
What does it say when nobody in your own party likes you? Not even the Senators you worked with? That's just bad. If you can't build a coalition with your co-workers, a group of Neocons who agree with you on policy, how can you govern a country?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Blind Man's Bluff
Of course we support the Americans With Disabilities Act. It's pitiful that it took an act of Congress to mandate that differently-abled Americans should have equal access to public facilities and equal opportunities for employment and other rights, but that's just another comment on our long history of discrimination. But is it a good idea for blind persons to carry loaded weapons?
SHARE Monday, August 27, 2012 Send in the Clowns!
Florida has always been home to circus folk, so the Sunshine State is prepped for the clown parade that is streaming into the Tampa Bay area. They may have dodged a hurricane, but storm clouds will be hanging o'er head until the weekend.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Can I Get a Witness?
There is a prayer vigil going on for the Reverend Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist church. In case you've been living in a cave, Phelps led a merry band of moronic pseudo-Christians whose sole (soul?) mission seemed to be to torment the grieving families of fallen soldiers by picketing their funerals with "God Hates Fags" posters.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Reality Bites
Donald Trump objectifies and demeans women in the grossest terms, groups all Mexicans into a hoard of rapists and murderers, and calls for a religious test for US citizens with a prospective ban on Muslims. How do you reconcile that with our definition of America as the land of the free, with liberty and justice for all?
SHARE Monday, August 6, 2012 Days of Infamy
The American war machine marches onward with weapons more tactical, but no less deadly, than the twin monsters that leveled Hiroshima, then Nagasaki three days later. Flesh-eating white phosphorous, napalm, depleted uranium and drone strikes have replaced the A-bomb, but nothing has quelled the Western lust for conquest, carnage, and capital.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 2, 2015 All About the Base
Bernie's candidacy is gaining momentum with each new day. He's packing the halls of his speaking engagements, with more than 10,000 cheering supporters greeting him at a Madison, WI arena yesterday. His message is free from the Newspeak our current politicians spout on issues like income inequality.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Handbook for the Recently Deceased
This group of evangelicals has a singular goal -- to bring your deceased loved ones back to life. Like the special agents made popular by Mission: Impossible movies, these spiritual super heroes offer unique bereavement counseling -- the resurrection of your dearly departed. Nothing is impossible with God, right? Just look at Dick "Dead Man Walking" Cheney for proof of that.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 23, 2013 Peace on Earth?
Speaking of weirdos, Rand Paul is back in the news (almost as often as Miley on some news cycles), with his "Festivus" tweets airing his grievances against Washington politicos, and various members of his staff who are critical of his wardrobe choices. At least he's entertaining.
SHARE Monday, August 8, 2011 Game Over
We need FDR-style leadership and programs, not FDR-style fireside chats that use lofty words to say nothing. A masterful chess game? Seems more like "Jenga." Pull out one more piece, one more failed policy and our entire system will crash to pieces.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 5, 2012 Broke and Broken
"I refuse to take 'no' for an answer," Mr. Obama said, adding, "I am not going to stand by while a minority in the Senate puts party ideology ahead of the people we were elected to serve." For his sake -- and ours -- we hope that, for once, the interest of working Americans will be put ahead of Wall Street.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 7, 2014 Strange Bedfellows
There are plenty of male candidates who are deserving of special observation, like Florida's Jake Rush. He is a devoted father, conservative christian, former police officer, capable lawyer, and possible vampire. Yes, he might just be one of the undead, which would get him Dick Cheney's endorsement, if nothing else. Mitch McConnell has proved than an unblinking zombie can successfully rise to the upper echelon of the GOP.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 15, 2014 The Heat is On
The upcoming United Nations forum on climate change in New York on the 23rd promises some headliner attendees, but how much of the event is just for show? A pretense to demonstrate to their countrymen that they, too, care about the environment.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 21, 2014 Lie Day
how about that ongoing Malaysian plane mystery... It looks like the master manipulators at Fox "News" have figured out who to blame for the missing aircraft -- Yup, President Obama. It took the merry band of morons 10 full days to pin the blame on the President. They're off their game. ...
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 23, 2015 And the Oscar Goes To ...
Political activism! Wasn't it refreshing to hear all the sincere political statements from the Academy members. It could be a powerful blow to the Koch brothers and their minions if these enlightened producers, directors, writers, and celebrated actors worked together to battle the Neocon propaganda that dominated our corporate-controlled media. That would be truly deserving of a golden statue.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 14, 2013 A Profile in Courage
Manning's military prosecutors would like to use his case to set a dangerous precedent that would have a permanent chilling effect on anyone who dares to expose the illegal, murderous activities our government seeks to conceal. Such whistle-blowers would face execution, or at the very least, life-long incarceration for their acts of courage.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Mmmm...Sacrilicious
A 12-year-old girl is being threatened with expulsion from school for refusing to cut her natural afro hair.
Vanessa VanDyke, who is a student at Orlando's Faith Christian Academy in Florida, had been suffering taunts over her hairstyle from fellow students. Such compassionate conservative Christians. I wonder if Jesus would be allowed to attend their school, if his hair was too nappy?
SHARE Monday, March 28, 2011 Off the Reservation
It is rather refreshing -- especially following Rumsferatu -- to hear a Secretary of Defense actually admit -- in plain language -- that we're rushing in with our Big (taxpayer funded) Guns blazing, even though we have no dog in the fight.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, September 26, 2016 Yes! Let The Games Begin!
All eyes are on the center ring, Truthseekers, where Hillary and Donald face each other in a record-setting televised moment. No matter which candidate comes out on top, the big winner is Madison Avenue.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 18, 2014 K.I.S.S. Principle
Aviation specialists, pundits, radio show hosts and terrorism experts have dominated our telescreens with endless debate over the plight of flight 370. Scenarios ranging from terrorist plots to meteors to mass suicide to deliberate murder have all been floated. Each minute detail of the fated flight is combed over more than Carl Levin's tormented scalp.
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 20, 2014 One Burrito, Extra Cheese -- Hold the Bullets
As "open carry" gun laws are implemented across the nation, some establishments are asking customers to leave their heat at home. Today the chain of Chipotle restaurants has requested that its customers refrain from brandishing firearms in their restaurants. The popular Mexican eatery is a favorite among families, with kid-friendly menus, toys, coloring pages, and reasonable prices.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 18, 2012 A Pride of Lions, A Gaggle of Geese . . . a Binder of Women?
Republicans are famous for objectifying women, paring them down to their various body parts and/or stereotypical gender roles to control them and keep them suppressed. So this is no big surprise, except that it underscores the utter ineptitude of this man to lead ... anything.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, April 23, 2012 On Thin Ice
The Neocons can't abide science-y anything. That's pointy-headed libel atheist nonsense. In their way of thinking, the last legitimate President didn't buy into that pseudo-science horse-hockey about carbon "benoxide" or the Kyoto protocols, so that's by golly good enough for them!
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 24, 2014 Armed Madhouse -- Like Greg Palast Always Said
Beware all you travelers who might find themselves in Georgia -- unarmed. Thanks to the backward logic of uber-Republican governor Nathan Deal -- and his merry band of morons in the State Legislature -- it is now legal to carry guns in places you'd never dream. Like churches and preschools. Greg Palast said it best -- we are living in an armed madhouse.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Go Wisconsin!
At high noon on Good Friday Scott Walker quietly signed 50 bills, many of which were specifically designed to roll back women's rights to the stone age. Walker also repealed the Equal Pay Act, meaning women can now -- legally -- be paid less than men for the same work.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Hell No, We Won't Go!
What's that saying about those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it? Thirteen years after we first sent in the troops, the only mission that has been accomplished is a growing hatred of the US and its allies in the Mideast, a bankrupted US economy, thousands of maimed and murdered soldiers, and 10 times that number of massacred Afghan civilians.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 30, 2009 Born Identity
While the blithering, batty Birthers are an interesting study, more fascinating is the recent cultural paradigm shift that has spawned this crop of dolts. In a couple of generations we seemed to have morphed from a nation of doers and free-thinkers who prized intelligence and sought knowledge and higher learning to a herd of ditto-heads who scorn anything and anyone who smacks of intelligence.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 20, 2014 Sons of Anarchy
The Right-wingers are collectively freaking out over Obama's forthcoming immigration plan, which he will announce in a (selectively) televised speech tonight. The lies and distortions from the detractors are flying fast and furious.
SHARE Friday, October 16, 2015 Whoop, There It Is
Donald Trump makes it hard to hate him. He is entertaining, and thus far the only candidate on the right or the left to even hint that the Bush Crime Family was, well ... the Bush Crime Family.
SHARE Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Duesday -- or Doomsday?
Another month, another set of sweeping stats on global death and destruction. As predicted, Israel is attempting a massive land grab following the recent Gaza bombings. Wasn't that always the ultimate objective? Each time Israel begins an air-strike campaign, it is immediately followed by a new "settlement" incursion. Israel will not stop until all Palestinians are forced off the remains of their lands.
SHARE Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Have a Koch and a Smile
The truth is out there. There is plenty of information available about the Koch Brothers and the inner-workings of their anti-American propaganda machine. The question is -- will these deluded, brainwashed drones remove the teabags from their eyes before they voluntarily walk off the cliff?
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Cinco de Meglomaniac
there is one entity that is immune to the effects of the economic devastation at this once great media conglomerate -- Clear Channel's most Famous and Anointed Employee Rush Limbaugh! Jabba the Host peers down from his Golden EIB Everything and his belly shakes with mighty waves of laughter at the pink-slipped peons who scatter beneath his wealthy weight.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 2, 2010 Water, Water Everywhere, And . . .
Over the course of a few weeks earlier this year, BP dumped what Rep. Ed Markey called a "carpet bombing" of chemical dispersants into the Gulf, far more than the already astonishing 1.8-million gallons BP grudgingly acknowledges.
SHARE Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Sh!tstorms
Man oh man, MSNBC's Martin Bashir really spoke his mind about Sarah Palin's typically inane comments about slavery and is likely now in the deep doo-doo he described in his rant. In typical palinesque disregard for historical fact, she recently compared the national debt to slavery. What this self-absorbed hockey mom knows about the suffering of slaves could fill a thimble, which is the point Bashir was trying to make.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, August 15, 2011 Beam Me Up, Scottie . . .
Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll, but Rick "Goodhair" Perry is the current favorite. This begs the question -- with both of these Bible-thumping spokes-models in the race, can the underlings that stock the backstage green rooms at the GOP debates supply enough Botox and AquaNet for both Bachmann and Perry?
SHARE Friday, April 18, 2014 Propaganda
the US media continues to peddle anti-Russian propaganda pieces while largely ignoring the fact that a Neo-Nazi organization has taken over Ukraine and the threats against Jews and ethnic Russians by the so-called "National Guard" are becoming more serious each day.
SHARE Tuesday, September 24, 2013 The First Cut is the Deepest
Why the steep cuts to the food stamp program? Because these knuckle-draggers are so obsessed with the impossible task of overturning the Affordable Care Act they are willing to go to any extreme, including shutting down the government or starving the (non)working class, just to indulge their twisted fantasies.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, December 7, 2009 A Day That Will Live in Infamy
No wonder mindless television shows are so popular today, they provide at least a momentary distraction from the ongoing tedium of news stories that reinforce the growing reality we all dread -- that there will be no meaningful change to any toxic government policy, no true reform, no miraculous recovery or restoration of our Republic, at least not in the foreseeable future.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 15, 2014 On the Beach
Almost 5 million barrels of oil were spewed into the gulf before the pipe was capped. And countless gallons of the chemical corexant were deliberately dumped to "mitigate" the oil. It's been almost four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion killed 11 people and spilled 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but the effects of the disaster are still being felt by Gulf wildlife.
SHARE Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Drink Me . . .
The final blow is in the latest budget compromise, in which Obama accepted all of the Neocon's demands and gave away the long-promised representation of our nation's capitol city in Congress. Proving there is still some fight left in our ravaged political system, Vincent Gray, mayor of Washington, D.C., was arrested Monday for protesting the disastrous budget and Obama's selling out DC to Bohener.
(5 comments) SHARE Friday, August 22, 2014 Flippin' Friday
Sweaty hunks in tight tee shirts. Yup. Great, innocent eye-candy for housewives and gay-guys alike, which comprise the majority of their regular viewers. So it must've posed quite a conundrum for HGTV to pull the plug on this particular program.
SHARE Monday, September 9, 2013 Blow Something Up
We need to take a look at our continued domestic use of weapons, specifically our ongoing love affair with deadly handguns. There have been some recent gun tragedies that have been under-reported or eclipsed by other news stories, perhaps because we have come to accept such violence as part of everyday American life. It doesn't have to be this way.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, April 21, 2014 Not About Bunny Rabbits
Several springy young tots were treated to more than candy in one Virginia neighborhood when their youngsters discovered messages from a White Supremacist group tucked inside their plastic eggs. No yolk. Easter eggs originated with White Man's March founder Kyle Hunt.
SHARE Thursday, March 13, 2014 White Like Me
Nothing like a rich white guy talking about poor, lazy minorities, right? Former Republican VP pick and current House Budget Committee Chairman is facing fallout for his racist comments on the Bill Bennett radio show on Wednesday. Ryan stated that "inner city" men weren't even thinking about looking for work because they received government assistance.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Putin and the Evangelists
Who'd a thunk there'd come a day when the "good ol' boy" American South, the "Gods, Guns, and Glory" clan, would embrace a Cold War KGB agent as their personal religious hero? But that's just what the Morally Superior Bryan Fischer has done, clasping one hand on the Bible and the other on the figurative hammer and sickle while he praised Putin for his brave and Godly anti-homosexual stance toward gays in Russia.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, February 6, 2012 Misogynists
Hey, we're Conservatives -- we can't be bothered by stupid scientific facts! Not about abortion, or cancer, or global climate change, or evolution, or anything! If it's not in the Bible, or wasn't uttered by Saint Reagan, it doesn't exist! How to you expect us to advance our anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-civil liberties, anti-minority agenda if you keep pelting us with meaningless facts?
SHARE Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Pardon, your pointy white hood is showing . . .
I feel sorry for normal Republicans who truly desire to rise above this infantile level of attack and engage in honest policy disagreements that transcend such petty issues as skin color. Almost 45 years since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and there's been so little measurable difference in attitude.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 26, 2013 Supersized
Hey, the hungry staff can always eat at work, right? For a discount? Or free if they're kinda sneaky? Shove a burger patty in their apron pocket and race to the bathroom to snarf it down, right? Not so fast -- the latest sage wisdom McDonalds dispensed for its workers suggested that in order to stay healthy (and keep singing!), they shouldn't eat at McDonalds.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, August 19, 2011 Slip-Sliding Away
Rick Perry needs medication. His campaign is off to a slam-bang start, but not in a good way. First he insults Ben Bernanke in such a baseless and egregious way that even his own supporters backed away slowly from his comments and attack. As a follow-up act, Perry suggested to the Washington Post that scientists are faking research and making up data to show global climate change is occurring when it really isn't.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Never on a Sunday
Hobby Lobby is a BIG employer, with over 560 nationwide stores. If it is allowed to ignore the ACA, and its employees are denied health coverage, then look for every other business, large and small, from Chick-Fil-A and Papa John's Pizza to your locally owned-and-operated Uncle Bob's Hardware Store to follow suit. Exceptions then become the rule and the idea of employer-mandated health care disappears.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Don't Let The Door Hit'cha...
Were there an actual, tangible, verifiable locus of eternal torture, excruciating agony, unspeakable suffering complete with an authentic bottomless lake of fire, then recently deceased Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin (R/Lunatic) -- who never met a cross he didn't want to ignite -- would now be flailing in a lava pit while tiny clawed demons chewed off the remains of his charred flesh.
SHARE Tuesday, May 27, 2014 The Wrath of (the) Conned
The May 16 D.C. event was "Operation American Spring," and if you didn't hear about it or attend, don't fret. Very few did. The website boasted a rally of millions, and in reality, only about 100 or so actually bothered to show. And therein lies the problem -- BlazeBeck attacked and mocked the rally for it's ultra-low attendance, then Frankenbeck's monster turned against its maker.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 23, 2012 Fracked Up
Score a small victory for the environment, at least in New York and West Virginia where judges have upheld bans on the dangerous extraction of crude oil from shale rock known as "fracking." But Ohio Gov. John Kasich has gone fracking crazy and opened up the state to be raped and punished limitlessly by BIG OIL.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 8, 2009 Dweetering on the Edge
I love Twitter. Tweets are fun, especially when NeoCon politicans who are still trying to grasp "The Google on the Internets" try their hand at social networking. The results are hilarious and revealing. And -- best of all -- hard to retract.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 7, 2016 A Little Night Music
What is left to say, other than get out there tomorrow and do what you have to do to be able to live with your decision come Wednesday. Take one from Susan Sarandon and vote Trump to hasten the revolution. Vote Jill Stein in hopes of getting the Green Party federal funding. Vote Hillary to stop the Trump machine. Just vote.
(22 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 12, 2014 The Brat Pack
Teabagger David Brat's stunning defeat of Eric Cantor in Virginia should put us all on notice -- the ultra-right in this country can field winning candidates, and Brat may be one of the lessor Neocon offenders in the Tea Party barrel. There are far scarier knuckle-draggers we need to put on the watch list.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 27, 2011 Birther Madness
Stating that he's finally had enough of the silliness and expressing his desire to return to the business of running the country, President Obama released the long-form version of his birth certificate, ending Birther Madness forever. Or not.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 25, 2016 Dancing With Clowns
President Obama has come under fire for his apparent blase attitude toward the Belgian terror attacks. He upset the Neocons by remaining in Cuba following the attacks. Okay. Not to be a freak, but this was the first time a US president had visited Cuba in over 60 years.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, October 21, 2013 Remember the Alamo . . .
The US government is again open for business, which means the pro-gun nuts are free to rally at America's noted historical sites. They wasted no time in staging a "come and take it" rally at The Alamo, proudly waving their large, shiny phallic symbols for all to see.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 18, 2014 In Peace and Insecurity
The events of the last several decades should be a clear demonstration that while we had a hand in creating the issue that divides the region, we have no power to affect a solution. And the events of the last 24 hours should be a clear indication that the divide between Palestine and Israel has never been greater.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Bathroom Politics
What is it about bathroom business that is so attractive to these Neocons? Remember the illicit "foot contact" under an airport bathroom stall that brought down Republican senator Larry Craig? For a party that claims to be about less government interference, they sure spend a lot of time peeking through keyholes, through bathroom doors and under our skirts.
SHARE Thursday, January 16, 2014 Frankenfood
Monsanto Foods, the mega-corp that wants us all to eat genetically modified corn, spliced with pig genes (among other delicacies) has been handed a big victory by the Supreme Court this week. The Supremes refused to even hear the complaints of non-GMO farmers about the bad practices of Monsanto, which include bullying tactics that would make Chris Christie jealous.
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Bad Santa
It's started already. The deck-deck-decking of the malls and near constant holiday carols pumped into every public space. Holiday bows on everything from jewelry boxes to cases of cat litter. The mere thought that some Rapture Righties get their bibles in a wad because some people prefer to say "happy holidays" rather than "merry christmas," is laughable.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Will a Landslide Bring You Down?
There you go, Virginia. Break out your burquas, chastity belts, and wooden spanking paddles! McDonnell is in the house! Or, rather, the Governor's Mansion! Maybe you'll get lucky and he'll rapture out of there real quick.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 18, 2014 Cuba Libre
President Obama is not retreating into the shadows in the wake of the Republican revolution coming in January. His stance on normalizing relations with Cuba is giving his Neocon enemies fresh meat to skewer in the new year, and is not universally popular with Cuban ex-pats and exiles who oppose the Castro regime and its human rights violations.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 27, 2014 Water Under the Bridge
If Christie is telling the truth, shouldn't he be questioned for gross negligence? If he can't remember such a significant event, what other important details might he accidentally forget to remember? It cost New Jersey taxpayers $1 million to find out...what, exactly? That Wildstein and Bridget Kelley acted on their own and Christie was completely oblivious to mysterious machinations of his own staff?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 17, 2013 Don't Hold Your Breath for the Teabagger Demise
The Teabaggers are relentless. They're like the proverbial cockroach that will infest the planet long after the environment can no longer support higher life forms. The Teabaggers will remain. No amount of RAID will rid us of these pesky bugs. If you think Cruz and his soggy minions are going to skitter into the shadowy corners of their offices and disappear forever, then you don't know anything about cockroaches.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 12, 2013 Dreaming of a White Christmas
The bleached bubble heads at Fox "News" are dreaming of a white Christmas, pretty much a white everything. In fact, host Megyn Kelley asserts that all the iconic yuletide figures are, indeed, Caucasian. Both Santa Claus and Jesus -- the Middle-eastern Jew -- were white as the driven snow, according the the perpetually perky Ms. Kelley.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 14, 2015 And So It Begins...
Well, that didn't take long. The Neocons have controlled the House of Representatives for what, a week? They are already busy busy at work, attempting to overturn President Obama's legislative efforts. Today the House voted to repeal many of the provisions of Obama's immigration reform plan, sucking away legal protections from millions of immigrant families.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Medieval Times
what better time to discuss the medieval methods employed by our corporate banksters to maintain their ungodly dominion over us lessor mortals. They are especially diabolical in their treatment of our veterans. We have argued for years that the best way to avoid violence is to reinstate the rule of law.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Onward Christian Boulders
Remember the Heaven's Gate cult? The folks who donned new sneakers, then committed mass suicide so they could ride comet Hale-Bopp to follow the aliens to the Great Hereafter? Somehow, they accidentally left Pat Robertson behind. Robertson, no stranger to oddball predictions, has now declared that the End of Times might come as early as next week, when a giant asteroid -- presumably guided by Jesus -- slams into earth.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Fear and Loathing on May Day
How much longer will the middle class continue to be ignored and marginalized by NeoCon politicians who are concerned only with the care and feeding of their corporate masters? How many Koch brothers' policies and Scott Walker-style labor abuses will we be forced to endure before there is the kind of mass protest that cannot be ignored? The occupy movement is a good start, but more needs to be done.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 21, 2015 Holier than Thou
The Rapture Right is so very, very confused. On the one hand they want to embrace this ultimate symbol of God on earth, on the other, Pope Francis has embraced a kind of Jesus-like Christianity they can't stand. The kind that is tolerant of those different from others.
(15 comments) SHARE Monday, August 24, 2009 Bang Bang...
William Kosteric, the Obama protester whose holstered 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol strapped to his leg sparked this recent flurry of debates, claims there is nothing threatening, menacing, or offensive about his visible firearm (next to his gun, he also brandished a sign that made reference to the Jefferson quote about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants and patriots...nothing threatening there -- nope!)
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 9, 2016 C'mon Get Happy -- Clap Along!
The Neocons gotta dance with the one that brought 'em, after all. 'Cept this time their candidate doesn't have the coattails to drag any of these vermin along with him -- which is a reason the Democrats are happy today. They look at Trump as a gift, which may not be the smartest assumption.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Apocalypto
For less than the cost of a single fighter jet, diesel back-up generators could safeguard all the reactors in the United States were a solar storm to occur. The potential disaster is 100% preventable, but thus far, Congress has declined to offer funding.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 14, 2013 Tea and Sympathy
The Teabaggers who are holding America hostage while they continue their toddler temper tantrum over implementation of the ACA have lost all credibility. And if they continue past the debt ceiling deadline this week, they may lose more than their veiled pretense of representing TRUE American values.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, March 31, 2014 Ten Cents a Dance
It was like American Idol, but all the talented young singers had been replaced by pasty white men. But oh, how the contestants pranced and danced their carefully choreographed routines, dressed in their finest conservative costumes to see who could best amuse the king, er, Adelson, and get the very special privilege of being purchased by the casino magnate.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Judgement Day
There are a couple of hopeful takeaways from yesterday's GOP senate takeover -- one, if the Congressional gridlock continues, then the GOP will only have themselves to blame, and two, we don't have to suffer through any run-off TV ads over the holidays. It's the little things ...
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 15, 2014 I'm Hatin' It...
As Neocons smirk and make jokes about grocery baggers getting $15 an hour, the media is ignoring today's global fast food worker's day of protest for a livable wage. Thinking people understand that when workers are paid fair wages, the entire economy is elevated. But that wouldn't please the uber-rich 1% who own our politicians in Washington DC, so don't hold your breath for any meaningful increase to the minimum wage.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo
Rick Santorum's camp must believe in miracles after the holy trinity he pulled off yesterday. Maybe He is the Chosen One after all? Will Santorum get the chance to lift his presidential gaze to heaven and replace all our biology books with the Bible? Speak in tongues and turn the "blah" people white as lambs?
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Another Nail in the Coffin
The NRA Neocons continue to make the GOP look like the party of fear-mongering wannabe militia vigilantes who care more about their long, shiny weapons than they do about human lives. Now they are assaulting the families of the little children who were murdered by a fellow gun-nut in Newtown, CT last month.
SHARE Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Spies Like Us?
The fact that President Obama has failed to make good on his promises to roll back the Bush Crime Family's domestic surveillance programs demonstrates that he is in favor of monitoring US citizens, particularly those who express displeasure with the status quo. That reality is underscored by recent disclosures by whistle-blowers about the massive extent of domestic spying approved by the current administration.
SHARE Monday, August 31, 2015 Thou Shalt Not Commit Hypocrisy
Have you noticed the deafening silence among the allegedly Christian GOP politicos on the subject of the Ashley Madison scandal? Nary a peep from any of the Rapture Right about these sinful activities. They pound the podium if a rape victim gets an abortion, or a gay man marries his longtime partner, but a website devoted to fostering mass adultery?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Je Suis Jackass
Grammatically-challenged Congressman from Texas-Rep. Randy Weber -- today apologized for comparing Obama to Hitler (he wasn't the first) in his oh-so snarky tweet that "Even Adolph [sic] Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right reasons." A cringe-worthy reference to Hitler's occupation of France.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 3, 2012 Breaking Bad
If the wealthy continue to refuse to pay their fair share, there is no hope that this country will continue as a Republic. An aristocracy, or corporatocracy, sure. But not a democratic republic. Without a return to the Clinton-era tax plan, which realized one of the greatest eras of American prosperity, there is no hope for the future, unless you're among the 1%.
(4 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 25, 2012 Trumped Up...
Somebody should counter The Donald with a offer to donate $10 million to the Teabagger Defense Fund for a glimpse at Mitt Romney's last 10 tax returns ... and Donald's natural hairline. Will the coming election end the Birther Madness? Probably not, unless the President can turn himself into a 100% white guy. None of this 50-50 stuff -- too confusing for most Teabaggers.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2018 French Dressing (down)
How refreshing to watch a literate, intelligent, healthy, articulate world leader take the stage. I'm so jealous of France right now, they have Macron and we have The Don. Not fair.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 12, 2010 The Cleaners
Let's hope the Democrats can out-drone the Teabaggers and point out that it takes a village, or an army, to undo all the economic, foreign policy, environmental, security, social services, deregulation, war-making, constitution-destroying policies the Bush Crime Family, under Cheney's masterful direction, hammered into place during its eight-year reign of terror.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 14, 2010 Afghanistan By The Numbers
Nine. That's the number of painful, costly years we've attempted to occupy and control Afghanistan, and we're still reading headlines about increasing violence against our troops? Why are we still there? Can someone remind me?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, July 27, 2009 Farewell, Alaska!
Poor Sarah, she needs a new image. Maybe she should revert to the "Sarah Barracuda" mode from her glory days as a basketball point guard and focus her energy on advancing her political career in some political party. If the GOP doesn't want her, there's always the Alaska Independence Party.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 27, 2014 Mother Mary
Apparently, constitutional protection favors one group over another, as far as the Supreme Court is concerned. Free speech (as they interpret it) trumps privacy rights. Some animals are more equal than others -- to borrow from Orwell, once again.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 1, 2014 Been (ghazi) There, Done That
It's not just Issa jumping on the Benghazi bandwagon. Other noted Neocons are shifting their sights from attacking "Obamacare" to the recently-released email, hoping to re-animate the story in time for the mid-term elections. The language is typically inflammatory and hyperbolic.
SHARE Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Hellfire and Brimstone
Ask the hungry family at the table, would they rather have more food, or more religious literature on Thanksgiving? In Texas, the faithful advocate kidnapping women to prevent them from obtaining abortions. These compassionate conservatives never cease to disappoint!
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Murrieta -- who would Jesus deport?
As the immigration debate heats up in Washington, DC, a busload of Central American immigrants, many of whom are women and children, was met by protesters in Murrieta, California. The mob waved signs stating "Return to Sender" and "No New Taxes" while chanting "GO HOME!" to the frightened families on board.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 20, 2014 Hittin' the Highlights
Speaking of presidential wannabes, the heat is on another GOP governor -- beleaguered Chris Christie -- as prosecutors in the "bridgegate" scandal are closing in on Christie's cronies, and the question remains -- will Christie consigliere David Samson filp against his boss, or will he take the hit for da family?
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Qwackers
"Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson emerged from his Louisiana swamp to take aim at what he considers one of society's great sins--homosexuality. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation fired back at the outspoken hunter. "Phil is a stain on A&E and his sponsors who need to reexamine their ties to someone with such public disdain for LGBT people and families."
SHARE Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Del Boca Pyongyang
If nothing else, the $20 million-dollar Singapore Photo Opp knocked the Stormy-Cohen-Russia investigation off the telescreens for a few hours. And it provided MSNBC with the most entertaining day of programming we've seen in a looooong time.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 6, 2015 Ben Lying
The "West Point" lie has become particularly contentious today, with Team Carson pushing back hard on the idea that the good Doctor "lied" in some way about his West Point scholarship. But gee, it's kinda hard to argue a point made in his own autobiography, "Gifted Hands," isn't it?
(18 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Hallelujah!
There is a war on naughtiness being waged in colleges across America. The Family Research Council isn't content with waging war against teaching evolution in public schools; now it seeks to eliminate all discussions of s-e-x from college campuses as well.
SHARE Friday, October 3, 2014 Doublethink
The family of George Zimmerman are redefining crazy. Seems George may just be the sanest of the bunch. Their antics rival the Palin's for sheer lunacy. Have you heard about this crew? Seems all the Zimmermans love their guns, suffer serious paranoia, and George's brother Robert wanted to get George a reality TV show that was some kind of hybrid of Candid Camera and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
SHARE Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Political Hoo-hahs
It was like American Idol, but all the talented young singers had been replaced by pasty white men. But oh, how the contestants pranced and danced their carefully choreographed routines, dressed in their finest conservative costumes to see who could best amuse the king, er, Adelson, and get the very special privilege of being purchased by the casino magnate.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 3, 2014 Oil is GOOD!
The Big Oil lobbyists have finally fully infiltrated their first public school system with their polluted propaganda. History will remember -- it started in Wyoming. Governor Matt Mead had no problem approving legislation that effectively bans the common core science standards currently accepted in 26 states because they teach that global climate change caused by burning fossil fuels is settled science.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Oxymorons
Rush "Deaf by Temptation" Limbaugh has written a children's book, titled Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims: Time Travel Adventures with Exceptional Americans. A fitting title for a man with Exceptional Narcissism. In his latest egomaniacal exercise, the oxy-moron cast himself as "Rush Revere" and travels back in time on a magic horse named Liberty to warn the Pilgrims about the dangers of communism.
SHARE Monday, October 13, 2014 Smallpox Day
While the Neocons continue to point fingers at the Obama administration for somehow falling down on the job where it concerns the outbreak -- they conveniently forget that their Senators failed to confirm Obama's pick for Surgeon General, leaving that important post vacant, and they also cut public health funding to a point where efforts to contain an outbreak -- or create a vaccine -- are hampered.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 20, 2012 Oh Ricky You're So Fine You Blow My Mind!
If elected, Santorum's entire Presidential effort will be focused on abolishing ... environmental regulations, abortion, pre-natal care, public education, scientific development, and will enforce man-dated Christian theology on the citizenry. Welcome to the new Inquisition.
SHARE Tuesday, April 16, 2013 April is the Cruelest Month
While the FBI searches for answers in the bloody streets of Boston, the only certainty we have is that this will happen again. And again. In classrooms and streets and public buildings everywhere. With easy access to guns and explosives, what's stopping them?
SHARE Monday, November 17, 2014 Grand Jury
The national guard has been activated to suppress any riots that might occur if the grand jury declines to indict Officer Darren Wilson on a wrongful death charge. If you remember, the city erupted in violence shortly after the fatal shooting when Office Wilson was not immediately arrested, but was instead placed on paid leave.
SHARE Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Five by Five
Rep. Paul Brown of Georgia feels Obama has "malicious intent" to harm Americans with a purposeful plan to advance the disease so to better advance his agenda. Well boys, what kind of "agenda" do you think Obama is advancing this time? Socialist? Nazi? Sodomite?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, November 23, 2009 Bah, Humbug!
Where are we, Truthseekers, when our lawmakers are so terrified of Big Insurance and Big Pharma that such obscene political contortions are necessary even to consider the possibility that a reform bill can be discussed?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 27, 2013 When Good Garments Go Bad ...
Take a deep breath and be prepared for some uncomfortable news ... Your clothing may be trying to kill you. Or at the very least, wrest your soul from your body and thrust it into the boiling fire pits of the deepest dimensions of hell. It's enough to wrinkle even the sturdiest permanent press gabardine pantsuit.
SHARE Friday, February 7, 2014 Love That Dirty Water!
Coal ash continues to spill into the Dan River, which runs through parts of North Carolina and Virginia, due to a busted pipe from Duke Energy. Residents are demanding the company immediately stop the flow of contaminants, but local officials -- and the EPA -- have been slow to act.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee
James "Focus on the Family" Dobson is crusin' for a brusin' and he's threatening to open a can of Christian-sized whoop-ass on President Obama. Rev. Dobson celebrated the national day of prayer last week by giving a speech to assembled legislators on Capitol Hill that sounded more Mohammad Ali than Prince of Peace.
SHARE Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Flanders Field
We cringe at the sight of young men and women who've come home with missing limbs, permanent scars, feelings of guilt, and psychological trauma that may never be resolved. They limp home to a broken Veterans Administration and the empty promises of an indifferent administration. To confused relatives and poor job prospects.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Grimm Reality
It's not just New Jersey. Stories about out-of-control conservative politicos are becoming as common as celebrity gossip these days. Have you heard of Michael Grimm? He's the Republican Congressman from New York who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony. On live TV. Yup -- didn't even care that the cameras were rolling.
SHARE Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Sing Along: “Thank Heaven, for Little Girls . . .”
Before you and your family zone out on tryptophan and ESPN and slap on the running shoes for the midnight Black Friday sales, take a moment to be thankful for the little things that make you happy.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Bachmann Bows; Sing Hallelujah!
Representative Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Republican whose status as a leading voice of the Tea Party movement in Congress has faded in the wake of a failed presidential bid and a widening investigation into her campaign spending, said Wednesday that she would not seek re-election.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 6, 2013 Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
All we're missing is a reference to "known knowns" and a laser pointer and we could be back at any DoD briefing, circa 2003. Who can forget all the bat squeeze uttered by Rumsfeld and his minions about the "limited, focused, brief" strike on Iraq? Remember his prediction that the military involvement would last days, perhaps weeks, but not months?
SHARE Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Malibu Jesus
Did you hear the one about the child-molesting priest? Before you ask "which one," this story has a twist. The Vatican has actually, officially, issued an arrest order of an accused child rapist. Now that's progress!
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 5, 2010 How They Win
The real cost of Homeland Security hits us harder in our psyches than our bank accounts. It institutionalizes fear, plays on our anxiety about vaguely-defined "others," and allows the Glenn Becks of the world to run rampant with white boards and maniacal ravings about syphilis and the Rockefeller Center in NYC without being immediately sedated and carted to a well-padded room in a secure location.
SHARE Monday, January 27, 2014 Koch Brings Good Things to Life!
The brothers Koch are at it again. On the eve of the State of the Union address, we learn that the billionaire, uber-conservative Koch brothers are delving even deeper into our supposedly "independent" political landscape in 2014. They are betting on the crop of GOP candidates that are scratching their way up the ranks toward the 2014 elections. They want to control the Senate, and nothing will stand in their way.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 21, 2016 A Bushel and AIPAC
What a surreal news day it has been. Watching the telescreens flip between shots of politicians ass-kissing AIPAC and Obama inspecting a gaggle of goose-stepping Cuban soldiers. Oh, and then there was Trump's press conference where he defended his punch-happy supporters, and campaign staffers.
SHARE Thursday, February 5, 2015 Republicans Say the Darndest Things
It's like the GOP is regressing into the racist attitudes of the Barry Goldwater days. It's almost as if these pasty white men don't even acknowledge the Civil Rights movement. Dr. King could deliver the same speeches today and they would be just as relevant as they were almost 50 years ago.
SHARE Thursday, December 4, 2014 Not So Grand
I have no idea how black men can bear to live in this society anymore. It must be like Winston Smith, living in Oceania, knowing that he could be killed by the thought police at any time, for any reason.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 11, 2012 This Is What Democracy Looks Like
Thousands of protestors braved the frigid temperatures and took to the streets today in Michigan over the Republican plan to -- yet again -- weaken unions, trample workers rights and further subjugate the middle class. Despite this significant public opposition, Michigan lawmakers passed the "right to work" law that will make their corporate masters happy.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Cut it Out
BP cares only for protecting its image, making a profit, and limiting its liability, not about the people (or marine life) it kills. Can there be a more perfect example of capitalism extended to its ultimate conclusion?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 31, 2009 Monday Madness
Glenn Beck ... Dick Cheney ... Mike Huckabee -- what a cadre of kooks! It's hard to believe it's just Monday...
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 21, 2014 Long Tall Texan
Speaking at the Heritage Foundation today, Perry declared that there was a very real possibility that the Islamist terror organization ISIS had infiltrated the US by illegally crossing our southern border. If this is supposed to bolster his long-standing position on immigration and border security, it comes across as proof that the governor could use a geography refresher course.
SHARE Monday, February 15, 2010 Joe vs. The Volcano
Nothing was said on either side about creating jobs in this country, or solving the health care crisis, or the erosion of civil liberties, or the rights of all citizens to marry or serve in the military regardless of their sexual orientation, or the sorry state of educational funding and infrastructure repair. Just two old white guys trash talkin' while our troops are dying. Haven't we had enough of that?
SHARE Monday, November 2, 2015 The Horror...
Were they just all sitting around the TV one night, watching Duck Dynasty and drinking PBR, and one of 'em says, "hey, why don't we put on some hooded robes and burn some crosses, won't that be a hoot? Hell, I bet my wife, the mayor, will even loan us the sheets!"
SHARE Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Curveball
"Curveball" is about to really spill his beans on British TV to explain why he felt it necessary to lie the US into invading an innocent nation. It was his disinformation that then Secretary of State Colin Powell presented to the UN Security Council to justify this reprehensible attack.
SHARE Thursday, October 24, 2013 Home Sweet Drone
A grandmother working in her garden, is she an enemy of America? US drones are massacring civilians every single day. 70% of drone strike victims in attacks on Yemen were civilians. Does that seem a course of action "least likely to result in the loss of innocent life" to you?
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 2, 2013 What's Wrong With This Picture??
Ohio's sneaky passage of radical anti-abortion legislation today (buried in a budget bill) is the latest attempt at the age-old tradition of chest-thumping, rattle-shaking, knuckle-dragging male dominance over the mysterious, frightening magic of female fertility. Once again, a group of white men are deciding what they will allow women to do with their bodies. Isn't this getting a bit old?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 8, 2014 Meet the New Boss
The interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Sunday's "Meet the Press" was a teaser of the President's big speech to the nation this Wednesday night. Like those before him, he will attempt to sell another war with Iraq to the American people. And as Bush the First and Bush the Lessor before him, he will likely succeed.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Wacky Wednesday
Until Congress returns from recess and we finally get some movement on health care reform, the topic of Republican madness is the unavoidable headline. As a group they're about as stable as a bowl of jello on a bicycle.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, August 11, 2014 Exodus
The humanitarian crisis on that mountain in Iraq is entering a second week. Some persecuted Yazidis are now escaping the mountain and are seeking safety in nearby villages, but thousands more remain stranded. While US airstrikes may have allowed this minor exodus, airdrops of food and water missed their mark.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Don't Forget To Turn Out the Lights
Thanks to the dysfunctional deeds of the rabid right-wingers in Congress, there will be no trips to the National Zoo (hope somebody is feeding the animals), no panda-cam to track the action of the little cubs, no food inspections, no camping in National parks, no access to the Smithsonian Museum (art thief alert!).
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Apocalypse ... Soon?
Neo-Luddites like Marco Rubio may cling to the moronic, myopic, irrational belief that climate change -- due to human activity -- is just a myth, but it's impossible to deny the very real global natural disasters that are a direct result of this inconvenient truth.
(11 comments) SHARE Monday, May 6, 2013 Gunslingers
Dozens of dead school children in Newtown last December. Dozens more shootings of children every month since. When does it stop? Will our society ever value children more than bullets? Must we wait until their tiny bodies pile all the way up to heaven before we have any sensible regulation of these death machines?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Empty Desks -- Empty Lives
Palestinian children finally returned to their schools in Gaza. Or what's left of their schools, anyway. With what's left of their schoolmates. Twenty-six schools were destroyed and 250 were damaged in the latest bombing by Israel. At least 20 schools still serve as temporary housing for up to 64,000 families left homeless when the bombs turned their houses to rubble.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 11, 2013 Not Ready to Make Nice
From Dixie Chicks to pedophile priests, it's been one heck of a decade. On the eve of the new Pope's election, it has been revealed that the Holy See in Rome recently purchased a $23 million share in a Rome apartment block that houses Europe's biggest gay sauna. What is this -- alter boy soup for the pedophile priest's soul?
SHARE Monday, September 21, 2009 If It's Sunday, It Must Be Obama
And so it goes. How can you snub a “news” outlet that doesn't report the news, and instead throws carefully selected stories into the mix-master and spins them out to their inevitable, uber-right conclusions? Or that just invents stories and scandals altogether straight out of thin air?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 20, 2015 State of Our Media
Speaking of freaks, the real entertainment tonight won't come in seeing who kisses whom, or who stands and applauds, or who shouts "YOU LIE" during the main event, but it will be when neophyte Neocon Sen. Joni Ernst (R/IA) issues the GOP rebuttal. If the clip of her press preview on MSNBC is any indication, they better lower her mic; she's a surprisingly tiny little Teabagger.
SHARE Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Balloons
Balloons. What a nice distraction for the little children, something to take their minds off the fact that they spent weeks making the difficult, dangerous journey to the welcoming arms of America, only to be herded onto a plane and returned to the nightmare they just fled.
SHARE Thursday, August 23, 2012 Blow, Blow, Blow the Man Down . . .
You have to wonder if Isaac causes serious damage, will this crop of compassionate conservatives make pithy comments to the victims of this storm as they did when Katrina battered New Orleans? Will Tom Delay crawl out of his hidey-hole to ask the now-homeless children if they're having fun in their new shelters, because it's like "going to camp"?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 22, 2014 95 Theses, the Sequal?
Those Godless liberal lawmakers keep interfering with your right to let your kid die. That is, your perogative to let them die once they're out of the womb. Letting them die in the womb is the ultimate sin against God, right? Once they're born, it's every infant for himself, right? What did Jesus say about suffer the little children? Doubt this is what He had in mind.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 4, 2013 Open Mic Night
The news we receive has become so neutered it is useless, Truthseekers. The only time the journalists bring their A-game against our elected officials is when they're caught with their pants down. If it ain't sexy, it ain't making the headlines.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2012 Money For Nothing
If you REALLY want to keep more of your money and reduce the Federal deficit, you'll vote for the Democrats. Heck, if we can reduce the "Defense" budget a bit, tax the millionaires at a fair rate, improve our national infrastructure, and maintain some form of affordable health care in this country, we might actually survive as a nation!
SHARE Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Debatable
Who was the winner in last night's Town Hall at Hofstra University? Depends on who you ask, of course, but at least President Obama didn't spend time contemplating his belly button and challenged Mittens on some of his Mormon-sized whoppers.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Baptism by Bullets
Bible-thumpers and bullets, they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like bread and butter. Like Republicans and corruption. A clever Kentucky Baptist church has found a way to gather lost little lambs with itchy trigger fingers -- by delivering them to Jesus on the barrel of a gun.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Holy Wars
If the use of chemical weapons against their own people (insert irony here) is so serious that the United States has no choice but to bomb the bejeezus out of the country, then where are our allies? The UK will not join us, France is on the fence, Putin is sending a missile cruiser into the region to protect its ally, Syria, and none of the NATO or UN nations have committed thus far to assist in this murderous effort.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 28, 2014 State of the Union
Congress currently enjoys an 81% disapproval rating. Basically, Americans don't like anybody inside the beltway right now. Why should they? No one in DC is listening to the people. They continue to ignore the voices of the American citizens who are desperate for some kind of meaningful action from our so-called representatives.
(6 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 5, 2009 Framing The Economy Debate
The US economy has been hit with the double-whammy of eight yers of Bush Crime Family trickle-to-the-CEO's economics and perpetual war for perpetual war-profiteering. Why is anyone missing the recovery message?
SHARE Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Suffer the Little Children
The Washington school shooting grabs national attention, but there are countless other gun deaths each day. So many, in fact, that they often don't make the top of the local headlines. With the Republicans expected to take control of Congress after next week's elections, is there any hope for meaningful legislation to stop this needless bloodshed? Or will the biggest winner next week be the NRA?
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Can You Hear Me Now . . . ?
Congress is poised to temporarily divert its partisan bickering over healthcare reform to partisan bickering over provisions of the ironically named “USA Patriot Act” set to expire at the end of the year. Why are Congressional Republicans so eager to ensure these abuses continue? Is it just so they can score a perceived “win” against the Democrats?
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Onward Christian Soldiers!
he Rapture Right is now claiming the increase on sexual assaults within the US military is due to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. What's the reasoning, you ask? Seems the troops are suddenly sex-obsessed because they are finally free to talk about it now. Y'know, because they never talked about sex before (!)
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, July 30, 2012 Rommageddon
"In his speech, Romney sounded almost Biblical when he said that he recognized the 'power' of 'a few other things' besides just culture in Israel's accomplishments, adding that he also saw the 'hand of providence in selecting this place."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 22, 2015 Foxy
The Fox Nation claims it is for those opposed to intolerance, excessive government control of our lives, and attempts to monopolize opinion or suppress freedom of thought, expression, and worship. Wow -- if it were any more fair and balanced, it would come with a firing squad.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Even Stevens
Can you imagine an America under Stephens' amendments? Gun ownership limited to state militias, just like the Founding Fathers intended? An end to gerrymandered districts, making it impossible to institute "designer districts" that exclude (or include) racial groups or other demographics? And the US would finally get off the short list of western nations that still executes its citizens.
SHARE Tuesday, March 25, 2014 I Could've Had a G-8
Despite repeated evidence to the contrary, the delusion persists that if we "punish" Putin for his recent aggressions, either with the threat of further sanctions should he enter Ukraine, or expulsion from the G-8 for his action in Crimea, that he will suddenly slap himself on the forehead and say "my bad!"
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 29, 2012 Fiscal Blackmail
Americans deserve politicians who can't be bought, bribed, and blackmailed by special interest groups run by the likes of Grover and Brent. They should all be ashamed of themselves for taking an oath to serve the people, when in reality the only serve their corporate masters. We can hope the voters remember this in the midterms.
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 5, 2019 Barr None
Hey, Barr -- I know Trump's target audience has the average IQ of a Q-tip, but some of us can read, believe it or not. We don't just gobble up Fox "News." Mueller clearly in two separate letters told you to stop lying about his report. He never said a word about "the media or the press," that's what your lord and master, The Don, whines about.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 6, 2013 Shall We Gather at the River?
Rob Ingersoll and his partner have been using the same florist, Barronelle Stuzman of Arlene's Flowers, in their home of Richland, Washington for years, but now that they are engaged to be wed, Stuzman says she can't do the wedding. Her explanation for denying them service was her "relationship with Jesus Christ." Because, you know. God hates fags...
SHARE Monday, January 12, 2015 Faux Pas
No amount of native speaking from the semi-French Secretary of State will make amends for the lack of proper US official representation at today's march in Paris in response to the recent terror attacks. 3.7 million people in rallies in France and elsewhere marched to raise awareness of the dangers of terrorism.
SHARE Thursday, January 23, 2014 If the President Does it, It Isn't Illegal
Not a single terrorist plot or act has been uncovered as a result of this invasive tracking of every phone call placed in America. And how much does a massive operation like this cost? Is this a way to justify the existence of the Department of Homeland Security? Perhaps now, as this was an NSA operation.
SHARE Thursday, August 25, 2011 Stormy Weather
Moammar Gadaffi is still managing to hold onto a thread in Libya, as rebel forces and NATO troops advance on his position and will likely oust him before the end of the week. Makes you wonder what tricked-out US government-issue bunker and stash of weapons will be uncovered when he's found. We elevate them to power, then we topple them again.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Can We Get A Bigger Etch-A-Sketch?
Romney, sounding comfortable and relaxed and totally in his element, casually explained to the well-fed and well-bred his total disdain for middle-class and working poor Americans who receive government support and who thought they were somehow entitled to things like food and shelter. Stupid losers.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Romney Warrior Princess?
What makes a Romney Warrior Princess, anyway? Is she armed with a vaginal probe and a portable ultrasound machine? A backpack full of chains and padlocks and a map to local Planned Parenthood centers? A bottle of aspirin tablets to place between her knees when in the presence of wanton males who are not part of her plural marriage?
SHARE Monday, October 27, 2014 Vote For Me
Most pollsters agree that the GOP will pick up seats in Congress and likely take over the senate. What will this mean for policy or legislation? Maybe nothing, given the current gridlock and lack of definition between the two parties. One big change would be the realization of Mitch McConnell's lifetime dream of becoming the majority leader in the senate.
SHARE Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Drill Baby, Drill
It's barely been a year since the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but instead of tightening regulations on drilling and safety, this administration is relaxing them to allow Shell Oil to expand it's drilling into one of the most fragile environments on Earth.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 22, 2016 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
Speaking of being in the dark, GOP leadership is still head-scratching about Trump's unprecedented success. Although they have surpassed the head- scratching stage and advanced to hair-tearing and are rapidly approaching garment-rending.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 7, 2012 People Are People
People are people, corporations are not people. It's a precept so simple it would fit into a basic 9th-grade class on analogies or Venn diagrams. One is flesh and bone, the other paper and ink. So why is this concept so perplexing to fully-grown Neocons and/or Supreme Court Justices?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Gimme That Prime Time Religion . . .
During his 51-year television career, he never cured cancer, but he built a private empire of wealth and personal glorification on the promise of healing the sick and poor by selling them one-dollar miracle pillows, blessed anointing oil, and personal prayer cloths, which were some kind of supernatural ShamWow that Oral claimed to have held while he prayed.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Railroaded
Given Romney's revisionist history and general lack of "truthiness," it's not remarkable that he would radically change his tune in the course of 72 hours, but it does weaken his chosen image as The Man With the Plan to Save America! Especially since he once embraced -- and implemented -- so many of the very provisions of The Affordable Care Act he now so vehemently despises.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, December 14, 2015 Hope and (Climate) Change
Our society is sick, Truthseekers. We value guns more than children, oil more than clean air, corporations over workers, Big Pharma more than free health care, and mythology more than science. No wonder Mother Earth is trying to shrug us off.
SHARE Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Gulf War III ???
We've seen this failed experiment before (Vietnam?), and yet we seem doomed to lather, rinse, repeat. The Neocons accuse Obama of running and retreating in Iraq. How easy it is for them to toss our young service men and women into these meat grinders, then scream "quitter!" when the Democrats have to dig them out.
SHARE Monday, April 28, 2014 Patriots, Fox-Style
The world will think certain things if you're seen with black people, Don Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress, so you should not be seen with them in public, and under no circumstances should you bring them to Clippers games. He was particularly upset that his girlfriend was posting photos on her Instagram account of her standing with Magic Johnson.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 29, 2012 It's A Gas, Gas, Gas . . .
The Fox "News" network is getting desperate. They're pulling out all the stops to spread the blatant propaganda that President Obama is responsible for the spike in gas prices. Realizing there is no possibility of any Republican winning the 2012 election, they're accelerating the lies and scare tactics.
SHARE Wednesday, October 9, 2013 Sacrilicious
Robertson anointed carbohydrates as the holiest of holies. Manna from heaven is loaded with carbs, after all. Communion wafers, body of Christ, got'cha. Ditto the milk and honey, loaves and fishes, etc. Well, the honey and loaves anyway. But did you know that carbs fuel God's furnace?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Mission Accomplished Yet?
No matter the final withdrawal plan or eventual level of troop commitment, the devastating and pointless act of war has been a disaster of epic proportions, from the human lives lost, to the billions of tax dollars squandered, the damage to our global reputation resulting from scandals like Abu Graib, and the utter failure to accomplish anything there other than economic damage and mass death on both sides.
SHARE Thursday, October 4, 2012 Rocky Mountain Lie
The biggest single disappointment of the evening was when Obama meekly mentioned the tax breaks enjoyed by corporations who move their companies overseas to avoid US taxation, and Romney replied: "I've been in business for 25 years. I have no idea what you're talking about. Maybe I need to get a new accountant, but the idea you get a break for shipping jobs overseas, is simply not the case." That took balls. Monster balls.
SHARE Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Too Big to Fail
Why should the rich corporate elites enjoy record profits when the rest of us suffer record unemployment record poverty, record foreclosures, and record hunger? Why are our elected leaders continuing to bow to their corporate masters while ignoring the plight of the people they claim to represent?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 4, 2013 Living in Crazyland
Why any American would prefer crappy health care coverage is a mystery. Well, maybe not if your a Fox "news" viewer. They're used to being spoon-fed BS that rational, thinking adults wouldn't accept. Like the need to invade Iraq following an attack on America by 19 Saudi hijackers.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, January 7, 2013 Deck the Halls With Rounds of Ammo
A "bad guy" can commit a crime anywhere, the only solution is to arm the entire national citizenry to stop this crazed criminal! Why, we wouldn't even need the police anymore as every private citizen could just shoot at will! Think how much simpler life would be. How much safer! To stop gun violence, all we need is ... more guns! Duh ...! We've been "morans" all this time! What a simple solution.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, September 29, 2014 No Justice, No Peace
Seems like everything is slow in Ferguson, except the trigger fingers. It took the chief a month to apologize for taking so long to remove their dead son's body in the street, where the shooter -- Darren Wilson -- paraded around the corpse for hours (as documented on multiple mobile videos). Sickening.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Church Night!
The always-hideous Westboro Baptist Church is at it again, this time protesting the funerals of the 19 fallen Arizona firefighters who lost their lives in the recent wildfires. It seems God was mad at these brave heroes because of gay marriage, or something.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 26, 2014 Fetish Friday
In news from the weird, did you hear about the fundraiser the state of Kansas has implemented? It's not every day you see this headline: "Kansas Is So Broke That It Has To Auction Off Sex Toys."
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 6, 2012 E Day
The Great American Election Machine finally ran out of liquid money this morning and slouched back to Bethlehem, er, Washington DC. Now we watch and wait. Some in resigned apathy, some with tightly crossed fingers, some clutching their Books of Mormon while murmuring in Tongues.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 16, 2013 How Low Can You Go?
The NRA has set its gun-sights on Barack Obama's two little girls. Their latest hate-filled ad blitz ad campaign targets the two children in an attempt to illustrate how hypocritical it is for the President to advocate for safer gun laws when his own girls have Secret Service protection.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, August 24, 2015 All You Need is Trump
Vote Trump. I'd rather have anthrax. But still, I can't help but hope he gets the nod. What a gift this buffoon would be for the Democrats next November. Tied with a pink ribbon and a bottle of Aqua Net.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 24, 2014 Catch Up -- Pay Attention
There's the effort by Georgia legislators to revive the confederate flag by placing them on license plates in honor of southern heritage. Or to celebrate slavery, insurrection, intolerance and treason. Yeah, those were the good ol' days in de land o' cotton. Watch out -- the South's gonna do it again!
(6 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Crispy Around The Edges
This twisting and turning seems to be related to the unending chaos, both foreign and domestic, that seems to have enveloped the planet. I never thought it was possible to feel more distressed than I did during the reign of the Bush Crime Family, the circumstances today seem more hopeless, more desperate, and more insolvable than ever before.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 9, 2014 Manic Mondays
Funny how the "Pro-War/Support the Troops" cheerleaders at Fox seemed so eager to tear apart this POW, simply because his release by prisoner exchange was arranged by their #1 enemy -- President Obama. Fox "news" has shown remarkable callousness toward this soldier and his family, stooping to new lows, even for them.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 29, 2012 The Donald
The Birthers just won't die! They annoy us everlasting, kinda like the Trumpflap. Can this ridiculous non-issue ever be put to rest? The president displayed his birth certificate and everything, what more do these bored bigoted losers want?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Changing Channels
Are you as nauseated by the Trump Show as are we? When the pundits do take a pause to explore (gasp) another story? They are almost apologetic. I keep expecting to hear some kind of voice-over ... "We apologize for the interruption of the Donald Trump Show, we will now return to your regularly-scheduled insanity, already in progress ..."
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, May 22, 2012 Revisionism
There's the nasty little problem of accountability. And equal protection under the law and equal application of the law. It's American hegemony disguised as exceptionalism. Patriotism and trump-up terror threats to justify illegal actions done in our name. We execute Japanese soldiers for tortures we now freely use against others.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, October 12, 2009 Goodbye, Columbus
Columbus Day. I wonder if someday there'll be a “Bush Day” celebrating the illegal invasion, occupation, and slaughter of so many Muslims in the Mid East? Bobbing for carpet bombs? Munch on color-coded cotton candy-o-terror? Pin the electrode on the innocent detainee? Scavenger hunts for nonexistent WMD's? Visit Cheney's Tilt-a-Whirla-Waterboard?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Drip...Drip...Drip...
Is this attack on Hillary an(other) attempt to take down Obama and/or a pre-emptive strike against Hillary's possible presidential aspirations? Or is it just a salacious summer distraction from otherwise dreary news stories for the talking heads on the alphabet networks?
SHARE Monday, November 18, 2013 Fifty years
The singular tragic event that snapped our nation in half -- as we would forever view our national history in terms of the time before Kennedy's assignation, and the time after; has deeper implications. The "how" may still be a debatable fascination, but the emotional aftermath, the "why," has a much more profound impact.
SHARE Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Doubleplus Ungood Doublethink
Naturally the neocons are up in arms over the potential publicity of photographic proof of their totally legal, safe, necessary, and productive interrogations. Gee, why is that? If there's no wrongdoing --as Cheney, et al, assert -- then why not release the photos?
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, March 1, 2013 Sequester This ...
The dreaded deadline for some kind of fiscal resolution is upon us. Sadly, the Neocons in Congress remain as frozen statues, unwilling or unable to act to resolve the crisis that will result in deep budget cuts that could have devastating effects on government operation.
SHARE Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Get Right With God
Hard to believe -- it has been a week since the holy smoke appeared and the world heralded a second living Pope. Where does the time fly? Check out the tale of millionaire televangelist Pat Robertson, who urges his poorest and most destitute disciples to donate "just $20" to his coffers so they will be blessed by God.
SHARE Tuesday, April 24, 2012 "Thanks Folks, I'll Be Here All Week..."
What fun this is going to be! First Romney tickles the Hispanic vote by hangin' with Rubio, now he's teasing the Log Cabin Repubs with this wicked pick! Mitt must've decided to screw the Santorum conservatives altogether with these latest moves.
SHARE Monday, December 30, 2013 Pave Paradise
Have you heard about Big oil vs. the Amish? In Ohio and elsewhere, oil and gas companies are pressuring the Amish peoples who live in the area to allow them to drill on their farmlands -- for a hefty advance royalty on future petroleum profits. Time to pave paradise and put up a smelly oil rig.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 4, 2014 If You Can't Solve It, Throw Money At It
President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have both issued stern -- if impotent -- threats to Russia should it decide to continue this invasion. Threats of serious economic sanctions. And the US is also offering financial assistance to Ukraine, to the tune of $1 billion. Yes, that's billion -- with a "b."
SHARE Tuesday, September 23, 2014 If It's Tuesday, it Must Be Damascus
Russia's Putin is none-too-happy about the airstrikes and has condemned the US for arming Syrian militants and forging ahead with the missile attacks without permission from his buddy Bashar Assad. Assad, for his part, has thus far remained silent on the matter, but has indicated his tacit approval.
SHARE Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Quagmires
Once our (corrupt) puppet leader Hamid Karzai was safely in power, the Bushies turned their sites to their real target -- Iraq. Trillions of US taxpayer dollars and thousands of dead/wounded/traumatized US soldiers later and neither nation is free or secure. Progress. Really?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 20, 2015 Baldies
Donald Trump is better than Palin, truly. And you have to wonder if he's really not a covert Democratic agent. He boasted that he contributed to Hillary to get her to attend his wedding -- are we sure they're not still in cahoots? Whether the nominee is Hillary, Biden, or Bernie, they can only benefit with Trump on the ticket.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, September 5, 2014 Falling Down
What a week, Truthseekers! Naked celebrities, another ISIS beheading, Joan Rivers, the fall of the House of McDonnell in Virginia, the fall of a gargoyle in Michigan that killed a pedestrian, the fall of a turbo prop plane into the ocean near Jamaica ... this week's headlines sound like the new Fall lineup on TLC.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 18, 2013 Resistance is Futile!
A different kind of protest is being planned in cities around the US next Saturday by a different group of activists. These folks don't seek environmental protection as much as the right to carry military assault rifles on the streets of their home towns and "stand their ground" with lethal force if they feel the slightest threatened.
SHARE Monday, December 1, 2014 SSDD (Same S**t, Different Day)
So far this week is looking a lot like last week, other than the insane commercial orgy of shopping that captivated the media over the weekend. Congress remains typically divided, and is still debating the President's executive order on immigration. The Neocons are frothing with outrage and are (again) threatening to shut down the government in retaliation.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 14, 2011 Meaty Monday
Cain gave an interview to GQ and explained that voters like a lot of "manly" meat on their pizzas, that's why they should vote for him. Because . . . he's got the meat. This must be proof that he has no advisers or campaign staff -- somebody should stop him from invoking images of pepperoni and sausages while he's fighting sexual harassment claims.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 4, 2013 'Tis the Season
It is heartening to realize that some Christians embrace, rather than reject, rational science, and urge their fellow believers to be better stewards of the planet. That's an ideal we can all embrace. Tell me -- which "Christian" do you think Jesus would embrace? The lover, or the hater?
SHARE Wednesday, June 20, 2012 It's No Fun Being An Illegal Alien
Romney's revised wishy-washy non-answers on immigration are not playing well against Obama's very popular policy positions. Not even Republican Rock Star Marco Rubio can justify Romney's evasions about the border issue. Romney gave Bob Schieffer a real workout on Sunday's Meet the Press, and refused to shoot straight on his position on immigration.
SHARE Friday, July 24, 2015 Tragedy Porn
If we can't control the guns, can we at least control the media? Stop them from turning the murderers into celebrities? Would that not, perhaps, discourage copycat killers? And wouldn't that be easier for the families and survivors if their loved ones weren't martyred for ARBITRON?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 14, 2015 Question -- WWJD?
What kind of "problems" could "we" have that comes even close to the mass death and suffering going on in the Middle East? US foreign policy can create the refugee crisis, but won't solve it. Kind of like the plan to invade Iraq without a clear exit strategy. We just don't think these things through very clearly, do we?
SHARE Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Springtime For Romney -- Sneezy Season?
GOP voters, do you favor a President who said JFK made him puke, while promising to "force out" certain Americans he doesn't like? Sound like a rational decision?
But not to worry. Mitt Romney is inching ever closer to being named "The Man Who Will Lose to Obama," so can we please stop giving Jesus of Pennsylvania so much attention? Maybe focus on something that actually has meaning?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Gotta Keep The Loonies On the Path
Notably absent under the GOP Big Top is one of Florida's very own -- Rep. Allen West -- who is being kept under wraps lest he start blabbering about how liberal women neuter American men, thereby contributing to the national debt (don't ask...). Or that Democrats should leave America as they are trying to reinstitute slavery.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Lions and Tigers and Bears -- Oh My!
Chris Christie took his oath of office today, amid the ongoing "bridge-gate" controversy and with his comparisons of New Jersey to Washington, DC -- he sure sounded like he had designs on the Oval Office. Even as new allegations emerge that Chris "Not a Bully" Christie withheld Hurricane Sandy relief funds in another round of political vengeance against a Democratic area of his state.
SHARE Monday, March 10, 2014 South by Southwest
Don't the American people deserve transparency in our government operations? We cannot hold our elected officials accountable if we don't know what they're doing. Honestly, is there anyone who thinks it is perfectly okay for the NSA to collect private phone records and wiretap innocent citizens?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 10, 2012 Union Solidarity Forever?
Chicago may be one of the last places in America where unions still retain the ability to fight for worker's rights, much to the dismay of Republican politicians who would like to see worker's rights returned to the rubbish bin. Sadly, it seems they are winning. The failed recall election of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker earlier this year is clear evidence that organized labor in America is on life-support.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Awesome!
Is it odd that none of the Bushies have been invited to the RNC in Tampa? Seems Raisin Brain is in hiding these days. Given Mitten's recent verbal gaffes, you would think he'd LOVE to have Dubya stammer around, just to make him look better, if nothing else.
SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Gone Bananas
Want to find out what Edward Snowden's fight for privacy rights and the world's biggest banana company have in common? No, seriously. It's getting crazy out there...
SHARE Thursday, September 18, 2014 Freedom Players
Another day, another story of a pasty white Republican politician who wants to legalize discrimination against a minority group. Sometimes it's women, sometimes it's Hispanics or African Americans; sometimes it's the poor (not much of a minority anymore). This time it's homosexuals.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 5, 2012 Just a Fluke
But the real issue, of course, is not Rushie's lack of research or comprehension, but his insidious, disgusting attack of this particular young lady whose only "crime" was to testify in favor of coverage for these hormone supplements. That's enough for El Rushbo to label her a whore. For three days in a row.
(5 comments) SHARE Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Cocktails Cruel and Unusual
Why are prisoners used as guinea pigs to measure the efficacy of lethal drugs? That practice certainly seems as if it has the possibility of being cruel and unusual, especially if the person strapped to the table has been chemically paralyzed and rendered incapable of expressing pain levels. The reason there is so much uncertainty of late in the chemical cocktails is because there is a serious shortage of these deadly drugs.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 21, 2016 The Poor Hunger Games
Now some compassionate conservatives in our House of Representatives are threatening to end free school lunches for millions of poor kids. Not since Reagan tried to classify ketchup as a vegetable has there been such a heartless proposal. I'm waiting for pastor Hagee to jump out from behind a Capitol Hill office and yell "STARVE!"
SHARE Monday, June 7, 2010 Stupor Tuesday
It is the race to win the Democratic nomination in California's 36th district that is the nearest and dearest to our hearts, as dedicated liberal Democrat Marcy Winograd tries to upset entrenched corporate favorite and Blue Dog Jane Harman to bring a more progressive representation of the district to Washington, DC.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 22, 2014 What Ever Happened to Alice B. Toklas?
Pot brownies. They're legal in Colorado, but could land you in prison for life in Texas. Need more proof that our marajuana laws are seriously flawed? Texas teenager Jacob Lavaro cooked up a batch of brownies, and he could tell you about it.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2012 Grounded
Evil Empire Czar Rupert Murdoch has apologized for the illegal phone tapping perpetrated by his News of the World employees over the last few years. The apologies came as part of a judicial inquiry into the NewsCorp scandal. But he also clamied that he was kept in the dark by certain employees and suggested that he had no knowledge of the illegal activities.
SHARE Monday, February 3, 2014 Superbowl of Trouble
Chris Christie is heading to CPAC next month to address the conservative crazies, who snubbed him last year for his perceived coziness with President Obama following the hurricane Sandy disaster. In the eyes of CPAC, the bridgegate scandal has failed to knock the shine off Christie's Kripsy Kreme. You have to wonder if he'll still be their golden boy if the circle of scandal continues to tighten around his cold, snowy office.
SHARE Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Brain Damage
There was that whole quasi-religious "Restoring Honor" rally he held in Washington, where it was difficult to determine which was scarier -- Beck striding about the stage looking like an unhinged Charlton Heston Ten Commandments impersonation, or the fact that tens of thousands of rabid Teabaggers turned out to cheer him on.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, October 5, 2009 The Bravery of Being Out of Range
For a top military leader, McChrystal seems woefully ignorant about the history of Afghanistan. Have he and the chichenhawks in Congress decided to completely ignore the fact that no army in the entire pantheon of recorded history has ever defeated the Afghans?
SHARE Monday, September 30, 2013 Keystone Pipe Dreams
It's a dangerous game of chicken our elected leaders are playing. The Neocons in Congress are doing double duty: working their best manipulative mojo on the mainstream media to blame Harry Reid for a possible shutdown while simultaneously working to raise co2 levels when they should be focused on raising the debt ceiling.
SHARE Tuesday, January 10, 2012 If it's Tuesday, it Must Be New Hampshire
Romney or Newt can buy the nomination, with ease. Has America given up completely on even the pretense of free and fair elections? How filthy and corrupt does the system have to get until we finally realize it is broken beyond repair?
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 4, 2016 Another Friday
Just when you think it can't get any stranger, there it is. The GOP debate last night was a jaw-dropping freak show -- more like a pro-wrestling free-for-all than a presidential candidate debate. Penis references, insults, personal attacks -- and that was just the audience. What was up with that crowd? Did they think they were at a hockey game?
(5 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 30, 2009 Get Ready for a New Hallmark Holiday Card
This is the legacy of the Bush/Cheney invasion and occupation: Complete and total devastation of Iraq. But the real objective has been accomplished: The oil fields are open again and foreign energy companies are lining up to get a piece of the action.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, June 26, 2015 Love Conquers All
The lovers won victory over the haters! At long last, marriage equality is a reality in these United States. The Supreme Court announced the 5-4 decision today, which declares that any attempt to bar same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional. Legal rights for gay couples, it's about damn time.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 1, 2013 "Moran" Monday
It's almost time for the NRA's annual convention, meaning for a few days, at least, the streets of America will be safer and the collective IQ of Americans outside the convention hall will rise measurably. The hypocrisy from the Right is reaching Orwellian proportions, and we can expect them to grow louder and crazier as their precious pillars of hatred, paranoia, and bigotry continue to crumble.
SHARE Thursday, June 13, 2013 One Step Forward
Thanks, in part, to actress Angelina Jolie who underwent a preventative double-mastectomy as a result of genetic screening that revealed she had a serious risk of developing breast cancer, the US Supreme Court has decided that private companies cannot patent the human genome.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 21, 2013 Backfire!
Republicans are prepared to let the sequester kick in if Democrats don't agree to an equal amount of cuts in entitlement spending. In essence, Boehner is prepared to support a policy that he says threatens national security and jobs.
SHARE Thursday, March 6, 2014 Affairs Foreign and Domestic
Isn't it amazing how quickly and generously our do-nothing Neocons in Congress can act when it involves a foreign nation? Why can't they be so spry with domestic spending bills that would help Americans? Like education, health care, infrastructure or occupational programs?
SHARE Monday, October 6, 2014 First Monday in October
The Supreme Court is back in session, and has announced that they will not be hearing any marriage equality cases. The bad news here is that Justice Ginsberg hinted that the court might take up the issue at a later date if, for example, one of the appeals courts in the Midwest or South upheld state bans on marriage equality.
SHARE Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Eleven Years Later
There are many areas to explore on this tragic anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, but one that deserves further discussion is the plight of those who are still suffering negative effects from the scene. It took 11 years, but there is finally some help for victims and first responders who developed cancer as a result of their exposure to toxins from the fallout at ground zero.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, June 3, 2013 Pipe Dreams
There are the obvious, ongoing environmental concerns about this project. At some point you have to ask, is it worth the potentially devastating aftermath to squeeze every last dirty drop of crude from the dirt? Would it not make more sense to invest in environmentally-friendly energy sources?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Namaste!
A bundle of righteous-rapture right-wingers are unhappy about the obviously pagan and ungodly activities taking place in our very own military. Better grab the smelling salts for this one -- it seems some of our good Christian Soldiers are actually practicing ... yoga. Good heavens, what a sacrilegious affront to our sacred military traditions!
SHARE Monday, August 26, 2013 Another Manic Monday
Waging war against a country that had taken no provocative steps toward us in some twisted "preemptive" strike. Followed by waterboarding, carpet bombing, torture, indefinite detention of innocents ... and there is no accountability for any of this?
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 20, 2016 That's Entertainment!
Does the popularity of Trump and Bernie really mean that their off-the-reservation messages are resonating with the American people? Or, is it simply that these guys are highly entertaining, while Hillary, Jeb, Cruz and the like are boring us to tears?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 16, 2015 Bury My Heart in Tennessee
The beautiful mountain city of Chattanooga TN is the latest dot on the map marking mass killings in America. On the day that the verdict in the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting is reached, another armed maniac opens fire at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, March 18, 2013 Duck and Cover
Did you catch any of the CPAC convention coverage? Need any more proof that the conservative "movement" is chock-a-block with a veritable can of mixed nuts that make Todd "legitimate rape" Akin look like the president of Mensa? You have to admit, it's cheap entertainment, watching the GOP slouch toward self-inflicted extinction.
SHARE Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Holy, Holy, Holy
The Sunday regulars in Oklahoma are busting out their Bibles over the proposed placement of a new "satanic" statue on the lawn of the state capitol. It is intended to showcase the hypocrisy of the state's Christian right. After a religious group succeeded in erecting a monument of the Ten Commandments on the lawn, a secular organization petitioned the government for equal time, resulting in the current battle of the monuments.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 9, 2014 A Bridge Too Far
Famous for his plain talk and outspoken comments that gave him the reputation of being a no-nonsense kind of leader desperately needed in the dying GOP, Christie's recent handling of the bridge scandal in his office may well spell political doom for the once-favored presidential nominee.
SHARE Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Guacamorons
More than 1,200 Latino political leaders held a conference in Las Vegas this week, and only one candidate bothered to show up, and it wasn't Rubio or Jeb. It was Ben Carson! Guess the Republican clown car ran out of gas...
SHARE Monday, July 13, 2015 Slippery Slope
Oh Mercy Maud, lookie what those Godless heathens on the Supreme Court have wrought -- the Pentagon is now allowing transgendered people to serve openly in the military! It's a slippery slope. First the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, then marriage equality. And, now this? The knuckle-draggers are going to have a nervous breakdown.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Wrath
Once heralded as defenders of freedom, civil liberties, and humanitarianism, we are now better known for our domestic spy tactics, human rights abuses, war crimes, and unending violence against non-provocative sovereign nations and innocent civilians. With GITMO and Abu Graib and drone strikes, our actions serve as virtual terrorist recruiting posters.
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 21, 2012 What's the Matter with Indiana?
Indiana Rep. Bob Morris (R) informed colleagues that 'he did some research on the Internet and found allegations that the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, allow transgender females to join and encourage sex.'
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 6, 2012 Leaving So Soon...?
The Tea Party is over for two-term Senator Jim DeMint who is retiring right now, and will depart the Senate in January to spend some quality time as President of a conservative think tank, which will undoubtedly fatten his wallet to a greater degree than his taxpayer-funded salary.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Just Shoot Me
How outrageous does a certified gun-nut have to be before the NRA calls them "weird" and "scary?" In a fun little bit of summer entertainment, the NRA has spoken out against "Open Carry Texas," which has become the Westboro Baptist Church of gun organizations, with their in-your-face (and in-your-Starbucks) displays of semiautomatic weaponry.
SHARE Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Show Me the Money
Obama folds like a paper napkin anytime Bohener raises his tear-streaked face with a hint that the President's policies aren't acceptable. If he crumples this time, we really could be facing the end of America as we knew it.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 10, 2013 We've Got Priorities
People all over the world gathered today to remember Nelson Mandela. The coverage of his funeral dominated every TV channel...except one. Three guesses -- and the first two don't count. while the world mourned and remembered, the perpetually perky bubble heads on Fox "News'" "Fox and Friends" (still sounds like a children's book title) were chatting about gun control legislation and fast food workers on strike.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 4, 2012 Recall Monday
It's the eve of the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election that pits labor-hater gov. Scott Walker against Democratic challenger Tom Barrett and the results are likely to be a litmus test for the presidential election in November.
SHARE Monday, May 20, 2013 Sunday Bloody Sunday
There are plenty of legitimate criticisms to level at the current administration, starting with the ongoing illegal terror wars, un-investigated corporate abuses of labor, drone strikes, closing GITMO, etc. But there will never be a serious investigation as long as the "morans" are running the place, Just this endless sea of pointless hearings and time-wasters.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 15, 2009 Going to the Dogs
The public option is the enemy to NeoCons and their friends in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries who like the system of have and have-nots, just so long as they're lucky enough to be at the top of the heap.
SHARE Thursday, June 28, 2012 Dead On Arrival
No doubt the one-two judicial punch in favor of Obama on immigration and health care from this traditionally right-leaning court will make it extremely difficult for the Teabaggers to justify their opposition to All Things Obama during this election season.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Must-Seethe TV
Imagine if things were different. Imagine that, in exchange for this massive influx of political cash, broadcasters did a better job of exposing the groups and individuals funding political ads in their markets, and addressing the falsehoods presented in many of these spots. Democracy requires an informed public. But Americans aren't getting the news they need from local TV.
SHARE Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Monopoly Money
If the Republicans win in November, the truly frightening aspect about the freshman crop of Teabaggers is that they are uniformly nuttier than a Snickers bar. They make wrist-slitter Michele Bachmann seem sane by comparison. Scarier still, there are people who will vote for them.
SHARE Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Young Nones
Republican Party leaders understand that, eventually, they'll have to reach out to Hispanic voters to survive. But as long as white voters anxious about their declining numbers and cultural influence dominate the GOP, it can't moderate its positions on issues like immigration without risking a revolt from within.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Snowball Effect
Today's Congressional hearing -- one of many to come -- into the NSA's wiretapping program has given us a peek into the spies who are spying on us, seemingly without significant oversight.
The hearing is being held by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and NSA Director Keith Alexander has testified that the controversial surveillance program foiled more than 50 potential terrorist attacks on the US.
SHARE Monday, November 11, 2013 End of Days
Veteran's Day. Another reminder of those who volunteered to serve, but have been so abused and mistreated by the Bush Crime Family's illegal, immoral wars of terror. A day to pray for the safety and security of our men and women in service.
SHARE Thursday, May 9, 2013 Lowlifes
The newest target of the crazed gun-huggers is Neil Hesslin. His first-grader was among the murdered in Newtown, Conneticut, just days before last Christmas. A local gun right's group "Connecticut Carry" is attacking this grieving dad in the most vindictive way because he dares to advocate for sensible gun regulation.
SHARE Monday, May 17, 2010 Primary Concerns
If you're an incumbent office holder, be afraid. Be very afraid. A poll out this weekend finds that just 35 percent of Americans surveyed say the country is heading in the right direction and a mere 36 percent say they want their own member of Congress re-elected.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 10, 2012 End Game?
Wouldn't you like to know where these candidates stand on real issues of life and death? Are they with that segment of their ultra-right constituents that believes it's okay to kill innocent Muslim children in other countries (in the name of "liberating" them, literally to death) -- but not okay to abort an American fetus? Don't we deserve to have those questions answered as well?
SHARE Thursday, May 16, 2013 Hypocrisy, Neocon Style
It would be easier to find the outrage in the twin IRS and AP "scandals" if the very same Neocons had never justified the Bush Crime Family's illegal snooping over and over again. Or poo-poo the violations of privacy by illegal wire taps with the oxymoronic mantra -- "freedom isn't free?"
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 17, 2013 Equality Under the Law
Exactly so. Regardless of your personal opinion about gay marriage and whether or not a person is "born this way," it is impossible to maintain that this group is less deserving of equal treatment under the law than their heterosexual counterparts. Yet, the vocal minority in the Rapture Right will argue just that, and will add that the Bible supports their bigotry. God loves everybody ... except homosexuals.
SHARE Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Prayer for the Dying
Obama's plans for an incursion into Syria last year were sacked before they began, and critics in the GOP and elsewhere blame him for the rise of ISIS/ISIL as a result. Wouldn't you love to see the President -- any President -- give a major prime time televised speech about global climate change instead of announcing the next war?
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 18, 2013 Enough is Enough
Today's Republican gloating over the defeat of this meager gun control initiative (which was supported by 90% of Americans) is sickening, especially given the bloody, violent horrors we've witnessed this week. How many more of these back-to-back national crises can our collective psyche withstand?
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, November 9, 2009 Let the Games Begin!
A public option will no more bankrupt private insurance companies than Medicare has, or than public/state colleges have bankrupted private universities. But you cannot argue with the Glenn Beck/Michelle Bachmann bozo brigade who insist that any reform of the current (hideously corrupt) system is tantamount to rebuilding the Berlin wall and marching your momma into a death camp.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 29, 2016 Spotlight Wins
And the Donald continues to dominate the polls, easily crushing Cruz and the Rube. Even his wishy washy stance on the KKK didn't put a dent in his popularity polls. What Does it take to topple the king? A resurrected Reagan? Silver bullets?
SHARE Monday, July 27, 2015 You Decide!
We've heard the rumors that Trump is actually a DLC plant. Oh my, is Huckabee one, too? Or is he so desperate for camera-time he'll spout any twisted rhetoric just to get his name out there? In case you haven't heard, Huckabee criticized President Obama's Iran policy by using a holocaust reference. How original. If Huckabee was courting the Jewish vote, he missed the mark by a country mile.
SHARE Monday, April 22, 2013 Earth Day
As with so many unspoiled ecosystems, the world's largest, most perfect biobay in danger. As is Vieques, itself. And on Earth Day it is worth noting how our military maneuvers almost destroyed the island, and continues to threaten the population with abandoned by-products from our weapons of war.
SHARE Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammo ...
Mittens the Mormon was boo'd today at the NAACP as he criticized President Obama's health care initiatives. "If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him. You take a look," Romney responded.
SHARE Monday, May 5, 2014 Blurred Lines
We are inching closer to Christianity becoming the fully sanctioned government religion, complete with Christian prayer in schools, courthouses, state legislatures, county health departments -- you name it. After all, if you can tote a gun into a preschool in Georgia, shouldn't you conversely be permitted to lead a public prayer in the same classroom?
SHARE Monday, November 30, 2009 Just Another Cyber Monday
One thing's for certain, if you were anywhere in the vicinity of a shopping mall this weekend, it was difficult if not impossible to avoid the sucking vortex of traffic funneling shoppers into the stacked parking decks like so many farm animals being led to the guy with the pneumatic bolt gun.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 7, 2013 Motown
Being an American has become a public health risk. Sending our kids to school, visiting the mall, taking a flight -- there is no safe place or activity where we can assume we won't get shot. And we have become so desensitized to our violent existence the near-daily news of mass-shootings barely have an impact.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, November 15, 2010 Semantics
Back in the real world of non-reality TV, Obama is poised to negotiate -- yet again -- with the bloodsuckers who have vowed to defeat him at any cost and now demand that average working-class taxpayers continue to bear the burdon of tax cuts for billionaires.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 18, 2016 Rain Rain Go Away
A Philadelphia father has been charged with 3rd degree murder for "accidentally" shooting his four-year-old daughter in the head while waiving his loaded gun around. Nice. Also accidentally, a Houston man takes a real gun to a water-gun fight at a backyard BBQ and shot a 15-year-old in the shoulder. An 8-year-old was accidentally shot by a man cleaning a gun in a neighboring apartment in Lodi, CA.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, June 1, 2009 We Report, You Commit Homicide (Redux)
Could Tiller's killer have been an O'Reilly fan? Seems plausible. There's been a serious up-tick in gun-violence and assault from right-wingers against those they perceive as "the enemy." The combination of liberal-hating, gun-toting, Fox-News' watching, Limbaugh-listening maniacs soaked with O'Reilly-induced images of a "murderer on the loose" is too much for the Kool-Aid drinkers to take.
SHARE Thursday, June 20, 2013 That G*Dammed Piece of Paper -- Again
How long did it take those early American revolutionaries to defeat the British and draft the philosophical ideals that are the framework of our nation? Ideals that guarantee our protection from intrusive governmental practices that would threaten our liberty, security, and civil rights?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 18, 2010 By the numbers
Unlike war funding, TARP bailouts, the cost of the MASSIVE Department of Homeland Security, and other Bush/GOP programs, the Democrats didn't deceive the public about the true costs, and this is a program that will actually help people, not corporations, and not fund death and destruction.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 7, 2012 There's Got to Be A Morning After . . .
Teabaggers, Neocons, Dittoheads, Racists and unrepentant Rapture Righties must be suffering serious shell shock this morning. They woke up, rubbed their eyes, turned on their TV's and dropped their bibles and/or Guns-N-Ammo magazines in stunned realization that it wasn't just a bad dream -- the black man was actually returned to the White House.
SHARE Wednesday, October 2, 2013 The Book of Bill
Bill "Tiller the Killer" O'Reilly appeared on rival network CBS to give an interview on the divine inspiration behind his latest "history" book, "Killing Jesus." Bill claims the tome was given to him by the Almighty Himself.
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, September 28, 2009 Victory!
Realizing they could not defeat him in court (or the court of public opinion), the Army allowed him to leave. Hopefully, this signals a change in attitude in the military now that the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld cabal has slithered out of Washington; a change that means we do not punish those soldiers who refuse to engage in illegal wars or wars entered into under wholly false pretenses.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 30, 2014 Norge On
Snowden's steady stream of information has been earth-shattering. The lastest tidbits include the fact that our government is using the popular online game "Angry Birds" to monitor our digital activities -- and the less sexy revelation that our government spied on attendees of the 2009 Climate Change summit in Copenhagen.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 29, 2013 Tar, Baby
An insider account of a cesspool of illegal activity, drugs, dead bodies, and obscene amounts of money -- all flowing like black sewage in the bowels of North America... How could our government even consider the Keystone Pipeline?
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Last Call for Salvation!
John "the Crier" Boehner finds himself between a teabag and a hard place over the fiscal cliff failure, with House Republicans drowning his so-called "plan B" in a vat of merlot and even whispering about his resignation.
SHARE Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Lump Day?
Ricky wants to preserve our freedoms . . . by abolishing privacy rights, perhaps? And JFK made him puke? Do we really want to hear about what makes a candidate vomit in any context, much less when it concerns one of the most revered (especially by Catholics) Presidents of all time -- assassinated or not?
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, February 13, 2012 New Math
As usual, the Neocons are long on critique and short on solutions. They love to attack the spending while offering no solution (beyond the expected tax cuts to the rich) to solve the current economic crisis. Not that it matters, as nobody expects it to pass during an elections year. It's all just part of the show.
SHARE Monday, March 14, 2011 Meltdown
What's the main difference between a NeoCon "sting" operation, as James "Teabag Me" O'Keefe orchestrated against NPR with his fake Muslims -- and the telephone impersonation of David Koch by gonzo journalist Ian Murphy that showed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was in bed with the Koch Brothers? The lying, of course!
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 16, 2013 Not the Last, Just the Next
Another Monday, another madman with a weapon. What else is there to say? We posted a long list last Monday of shooting deaths over that last weekend. And, there's a fresh batch of gunfire and smoke to greet us this week -- every week. It just never stops...
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Cliffhangers
Life sucks for that percentage of us Mitt Romney would disdain because we expect our government to spend our money responsibly and tax us fairly and not create a Capitalist kingdom where the Mitts of the nation accumulate piles of money, while the rest of us lose our homes and move into empty boxcars while the American Dream is redefined to include only the top 1%.
SHARE Thursday, June 6, 2013 Can You Hear Me Now?
No matter what you think of Obama -- that he's the best President ever, or the worst in history, you have to be surprised by today's revelation that his wiretapping of innocent Americans supersedes any devious plot the collective minds of Bush Crime Family could devise.
SHARE Monday, March 24, 2014 Disasters Foreign and Domestic
Part of the mystery of the Malaysian aircraft disappearance may have been solved as new high-tech satellite images and date indicated plane wreckage in a remote part of the Indian ocean. None of the debris has been retrieved, but Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced today that the plane "ended" its journey.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, March 31, 2016 Throwbacks
Words fail. It's as if Trump just makes this stuff up as he rolls along. Well actually, that is what he's doing, isn't he? Until now the explosions have been relatively contained, but the idea of the US dropping nuclear bombs on, say, Paris coupled with the thought of "punishing" women for aborting their pregnancies ... guess that was just a bridge too far.
SHARE Monday, October 19, 2009 Film at 11 . . . and 5, 6, and 7, too!
“We did this for a show . . .” How refreshingly honest and brave. (Something we would've loved to have heard from any member of the Bush Crime Family about nonexistent WMDs in Iraq. But I digress.) The child is obviously upset and justifiably so. It's a wonder his parents didn't actually duct tape him up and dangle him out of that thing.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 28, 2013 The Dream, Revisited
What has happened in the years since these powerful words were spoken can be debated forever. Whether the dream lives on, was fulfilled, or turned into a nightmare (as Dr. King often asserted before his assassination) does not diminish the message that resonated with people all over the world.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 12, 2009 She's Not There
The programs were in place to rescue people in desperate need of help. Palin chose her own career plans over the needs of Alaskans. As in most other aspects of her political career, she failed. This time, people died. She didn't leave office in time to save them.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Tent Revival!
We're gonna need some divine intervention -- hallelujah -- to get us through the cavalcade of ungodly campaign ads we'll be forced to endure from now 'till November. I must admit, I have reconsidered my belief in exorcism each time I see Paul Ryan's face on the screen. I have an unnatural urge to reach for the garlic and holy water.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, August 27, 2013 If It's Tuesday -- You Know ...
Here we are. About to embark on another of "Bandar Bush" inspired bloody battle in the Mideast. Were we not so dependent on Saudi oil, think of the lives that could've been saved. Tens of thousands of US troops maimed and killed. Triple that number of innocent dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere. US taxpayer dollars thrown into the flames. Is it worth it?
(3 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 18, 2012 A Bright Light, Extinguished
Inouye had served in the Senate since 1963 and represented Hawaii since 1954, serving as the Aloha State's first congressman beginning in 1959. He served as the Senate pro tempore -- the designation for the chamber's longest-serving Senator -- and the person third in line to the presidency. He also chaired the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee at the time of his death.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 5, 2013 There's No Place Like Drone
Unmanned aircraft silently, effortlessly rain death and destruction on individuals below with no fear of loss of American lives. It's too easy, and the legacy we are creating with such atrocities will not be forgotten by future generations of Islamists who will forever associate the United States with these cold, calculated, faceless murder-machines.
SHARE Thursday, October 28, 2010 Never Forget
The Wikileaks revelations about the atrocities committed in Bush's never-ending illegal terror wars have been overshadowed by non-stop coverage of the coming mid-term elections.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 25, 2012 PAC Man
Billionaire husband and wife team Sheldon and Miriam Adelson are so very rich, with almost $22 billion in the bank, the 8th wealthiest persons in America weren't happy with their other fancy toys, so they bought themselves a whole, entire person of their very own!
SHARE Monday, October 28, 2013 Bad Grahammer
The government shutdown is over (for now) and Congress is back at "work," which means they can return to the difficult business of whining about the Affordable Care Act, undermining immigration reform, and reviving all the Benghazi conspiracy theories. Never fear, Sen. Lindsay Graham is all over that bad boy.
SHARE Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Long Island Tedium
Ready or not, here they come . . . slouching toward Long Island, donning their BIG flag pins and gearing up their game faces for another 90-minute face-off to decide who will reside in the White House next year.
SHARE Monday, July 21, 2014 The Eastern World, it is Explodin'
Secretary of State John Kerry has been dispatched to the Mideast to see what he can do (insert joke here) to quell the latest violence in Gaza. Good luck with that. he must not be feeling too optimistic about the situation, given that he was caught in an open-mic moment on Fox "News" Sunday describing -- sarcastically -- the Israeli shelling as a "hell of a pinpoint operation."
SHARE Monday, September 17, 2012 Crisis Priorities
These are the kind of fires that you can't extinguish with a drone strike; and these Muslims aren't just upset about this single video. This is the result of US foreign policy that has directly or indirectly lead to the displacement and death of these innocent people for decades. There only surprise here is that it hasn't happened sooner.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, May 24, 2013 Memorial Speech
But the speech may well mark a pivot point. Not shockingly, Obama is attempting to find middle ground, where there is more oversight and more restraint regarding activities that pose serious civil liberties and policy challenges. The McCainiacs of the world are likely to howl about any effort to place the effort to counter terrorism into a more balanced perspective.
SHARE Monday, December 21, 2009 Winter's Night
Between Joe "I've always wanted single-payer, except when I haven't" Lieberman, Bart "pass the coat hanger" Stupak, and Ben "back to the burka" Nelson, it's a wonder anything will come at all of the health care reform we so desperately need in this country. It does appear the bill will pass the Senate when introduced this Thursday, although it then must be reconciled with the much more liberal House version passed earlier.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 10, 2012 Let's Make a Deal!
The longer the Republicans stall and stammer and wipe their sweaty brows over fear of angering the Great Grover, the more they reveal themselves as servants of the Big Corporate Special Interests and the Very Wealthy, not servants of the people.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 28, 2009 What is that -- Tobasco Sauce? Pointy-headed Liberal . . . .
Supreme Court Justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor's food preferences have prompted some Republicans to muse privately about whether Sotomayor is suggesting that distinctive Puerto Rican cuisine such as patitas de cerdo con garbanzo -- pigs' tongue and beans -- would somehow, in some small way influence her verdicts from the bench. No, it's not a joke.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 29, 2013 Shock and Awful, Redux
The hypocrisy over US outrage over the use of chemical weapons by Syria's Assade regime aside, our leaders in Washington persist in their purported moral authority to strike a nation which has not taken any provocative action against us. And this time, they're not even bothering with the UN Security Council.
SHARE Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Cruzin' for a Bruizin'
Senator Ted Cruz is the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you think it's impossible for Texas' current favorite neocon to say anything crazier, he does. This time he's claiming that "stand your ground" laws are good for minorities. Much like the logic his ilk use to state that guns prevent shooting deaths.
SHARE Thursday, July 17, 2008 What's in a Name?
To call Ol' Jesse an ardent homophobe would be a gross understatement as he devoted such a vast amount of sweat equity in the pursuit of promoting as much anti-gay legislation as humanly possible.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Brain Damage (Control)
Poor Karl, looks like the Benghazi story won't stick, so he's running short on straws to grasp. But there is craftiness to Karl's seeming buffoonery. He successfully introduced the question of Hillary's health into the political discussion.
SHARE Thursday, July 11, 2013 Truth -- In Exile
Where are we living, when individual rights are so superseded by the decisions of our government? Is it fair to call it fascism when whistle-blowers who seek to expose the actions our government is taking against us are hunted like criminals? Why are the truth-tellers forced to flee the land of the free in order to speak the truth?
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Grow Up, Already
Dick Morris is unhinged. The alleged Democrat and former Clinton advisor appeared on Sean "The Baby Jesus" Hannity's show on Fox "News" and suggested that, because President Obama is visiting the Holocaust Memorial without also visiting Israel, that action will somehow give the green light to Iran to fire up the nuclear weapons.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, January 28, 2013 Personhood?
It's high time you Neocons practice what you preach. If you are pro-life, why aren't you hypocrites clumping up together in the streets to stop gun violence? Why not ban guns, which make fully-formed human beings dead every single day? If you care so deeply about the sanctity of human life, why not fight to ban guns along with the same zeal you seek to end privacy rights?
SHARE Monday, January 23, 2012 Lock Out
Values' voters chose ... Newt? The serial ethics-violator? The man who believes a marriage should be between a man and as many women as he can get to sleep with him? The planet-sized plutocrat who would put hungry kids to work as janitors to pay for their subsidized school lunches?
SHARE Wednesday, October 28, 2009 To Act or Not to Act
How much longer before we realize that simply throwing our troops into that slaughterhouse is accomplishing nothing, except creating more innocent dead Americans and Afghans, increased Taliban control, and a growing hatred and mistrust of the American occupiers?
SHARE Thursday, June 5, 2014 One Year Later
Perhaps the biggest advantage to the "Snowden Effect" is that it made the public painfully aware the Big Brother was, indeed, watching us -- always. And often listened to our phone calls and read our email, too. Some see Snowden as a traitor who betrayed his country, but doesn't that beg the question -- what, exactly, do our privacy rights protect?
SHARE Monday, June 10, 2013 Doubleplus Ungood
Edward Snowden is a young man, at 29, and bears a slight physical resemblance to Private Bradley Manning, drawing a more than obvious comparison. Unlike Manning, however, Snowden is not subject to military action and has sought asylum in Hong Kong, and is perhaps headed to Iceland.
SHARE Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Amen, Santorum -- Really?
The ridiculous GOP campaign to select The One Who Will Lose to Obama just keeps on rolling along. Jesus of Pennsylvania experienced a miracle last night with his Hail Mary save in the southern states who covet Saint Santorum's holy brand of conservative craziness over Neptune Newt or Mittens McCheesygrits.
SHARE Monday, August 12, 2013 Mini-True
Despite the President's assurances that only "meta-data" is being collected and that our government really isn't collecting information about the communications between unsuspecting innocent Americans, there is evidence that the NSA has collected billions of megabytes of data on everyday citizens, all subject to search anytime they suspect a "possible threat."
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 9, 2012 Stranglehold
Capitalism run amok continues to destroy middle class America. Today's compromise agreement between the US States and some of the nation's biggest, nastiest banks doesn't do much to ease the pain. Lawmakers are hailing this as a landmark win for the little guy. Are they serious?
SHARE Monday, May 26, 2014 Memorial Day
Today's veterans are equally damaged of mind, spirit, and soul as of physical body. Brutalized, misused, abused, ignored, and disposed-of. Memorial Day has become a day to celebrate Budweiser and BBQ, not remember our service men and women, past and present, and the sacrifices they made.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Vengence is Mine?
Some take up the tired-old second amendment argument that had the six female schoolteachers and staff been armed, then they all might be alive today. But then, that would be interfering with God's will, His vengeance on six-year-old children in retaliation to political policy involving gay rights, abortion, and lack of mandatory school prayer ... wouldn't it?
SHARE Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Where the Wild Things Are
CNN last night had a real dog-n-pony show going on in Vegas. The real winner of the debates last night? Jon Huntsman, who had the foresight to stay home. The GOP should nominate him by default.
SHARE Thursday, August 15, 2013 Walk Like an Egyptian
It's different if the civilians killed in the streets are in Iraq or Afghanistan. Have we "liberated" them enough, yet? Provided sufficient "freedom" and "justice"? And what of the dozens of similar regimes the US has created, destroyed, and recreated all over the world?
SHARE Thursday, September 6, 2012 And Now -- the President!
When Obama takes the stage, and you see the cheering and emotional outpouring of support, remember this: His target audience isn't in Charlotte. The target audience is sitting in their living rooms, staying up to watch this speech. Their arms are folded, the eyebrows are arched and they are asking themselves one big question: Why should I vote for this guy again?
SHARE Thursday, January 3, 2013 Why They Lose
This current clump of mostly pasty-white rich men still believe we're living in the dark ages of the American Experiment, when minorities and women had no rights and no voice in Congress. Despite the last election and umpteen polls that indicate that -- surprise! -- women vote, they still continue to marginalize half the US population.
SHARE Monday, August 20, 2012 Flying Monkey Monday
Can somebody tell me what a "legitimate" rape is, exactly? One has to assume that an "illegitimate" rape is one in which the victim is just simply lying for her own evil female purposes. In Akin's world, which all-white-male-organization would be the judge of whether or not a rape was "legitimate?"
SHARE Thursday, September 13, 2012 Golden Moments
Joseph Smith, Jr. claimed he received golden plates from an angel, which he translated into a new holy text filled with ancient Godly wisdom. Latter-day Mormon Mittens could use some divine wisdom right about now, given his latest hideous misstep on the tragic killing of four American diplomats in Libya, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
SHARE Monday, December 2, 2013 Cyber Monday
the fantastic disaster that was the Obamacare website debut on October 1 was the best holiday present the Republicans could've received. It eclipsed the embarrassing Ted Cruz fake filibuster and the blockade House Neocons put on all meaningful legislation this year. There is no "clear history" button for the initial effort, no matter how well it works today.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 5, 2010 Spring Fever
The aftermath of the brutal health-care reform battles, rendered so ugly by the NeoCon screamers and their rabid tea-bagging minions have left our Congressional representatives nervous, exhausted, and risk-averse. Fear of losing their seats in November has seemingly paralyzed them.
SHARE Tuesday, September 4, 2012 Election Countdown
The Democrats have congregated in Charlotte NC and promise a very different message from the GOP fiasco in Tampa. Unlike the Republicans, they know to keep their crazy uncles under wraps, so don't expect any Clint Play Ditzy For Me Eastwood "empty chair" addresses this week.
SHARE Thursday, March 28, 2013 The Decider?
The President's attitude toward the Keystone Pipeline is schizophrenic. After delaying a decision on its completion (some say for political posturing) prior to the 2012 election, he has kept relatively quiet about his position on the TransCanada project that could bring a catastrophic environmental disaster to the US.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Smearing Sonia
A Conservative group -- weirdly reminiscent of the "Swiftboat Veterans for Truth" -- calling itself "the Committee for Justice" (CFJ) has spewed out a TV ad that resurrects William Ayers from the vaults of the anti-Obama campaign and furiously attempts to establish some absurd linkage between that former Weatherman, a Puerto Rican "terrorist" organization, and Sotomayor.
SHARE Monday, August 17, 2009 D.O.A.
The White House is holding out a tiny glimmer of hope for some compromise with Congressional Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats that would create a type of government co-op, but it's a far cry from the promise of real, meaningful health care reform. That glimmer of light is being sucked into the black hole of politics as usual, and will soon disappear forever.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Homophobia
Allowing same-sex couples to share the same legal rights as different-sex couples won't cause the sky to fall or the earth to go spinning off its axis; but if the Court instead decides to legalize discrimination, can we say the same thing?
SHARE Monday, March 15, 2010 Another Brick in the Wall
Scapegoating teachers is not the answer to improving the quality of our children's education. Rather, it is making a personal investment in their education in the first place.
SHARE Monday, June 24, 2013 Turning the Tides
It's like the plot of a summer action-adventure flick: one exiled whistle-blower helping another escape the shadowy forces of an oppressive government that secretly collects data on all the citizens of the land for its own nefarious purposes. Except it isn't a movie.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Same As It Ever Was
There was no agreement on raising a debt ceiling, which the president said was absolutely essential to economic reform. Without this provision, the government will run out of money -- again -- in February and the Party of No will issue its customary, tiresome demand that the Democrats cut social spending to offset the deficit.
SHARE Tuesday, February 7, 2012 A Dangerous Method
Israel has decided to come down hard on Syria, demanding that they rid themselves of chemical weapons in light of the uprising ... or else. Naturally, the United States is backing Israel -- but why?
SHARE Monday, March 12, 2012 A War, By Any Other Name
What now for us in Afghanistan after the recent attack on innocent civilians? As the US is saber-rattling at Iran and Syria, what about our doomed occupation in Afghanistan? Can we ever extricate ourselves from that losing, bloody battleground without suffering more catastrophic losses on both sides?
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 26, 2013 Cruz Control
Ted Cruz tossed a life preserver to House leaders Bohener and Cantor, who needed a nutcase to serve as a poster boy for idiocy of the extremists in their party to rally the more "mainstream" Republicans behind a more sensible solution to the current funding crisis. For them, Cruz was a walking, talking, "I'm With Stupid" tee shirt.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Ten Years After Shock and Awful
Another terrible anniversary of the Bush Crime Family's blasting away at Baghdad. An illegal invasion based on phony evidence that attempted to tie Saddam Hussein to al Qaeda and bin Laden (who hated Saddam almost as much as the US) in an opportunistic effort to destroy Iraq in a way Bush the First was unable to accomplish.
SHARE Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Dancing with the White House
It is confounding. Take the pulse of America and the vast majority want health care reform. It's one of the central reasons Obama was elected. So why the rapid-fire contradictions? Is the administration backing down due to a perceived lack of public support--or worse--falling poll numbers? Or are they even backing down at all?Did they throw the fight, or just throw the fight back to the people?
SHARE Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Git-R-Dun...
Georgia has a very large, mostly Hispanic, immigrant population. I guess Deal worries that all these less-than-lily-white kiddies will start showing up at his kid's elementary school or at the puppet show at the local library. I hope Deal's proposal to change the Constitution makes it all the way to the Supreme Court, so that soon-to-be Justice Sotomayor can personally write the opinion. That would be poetic justice.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, February 7, 2013 Shadow Governments
The Brennan questioning was of special interest to see how -- if at all -- the Senators would address the questionable foreign policy philosophy and practices Brennan has espoused. Specifically, his advocacy for "advanced interrogation techniques."
SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Sickos
the Republicans in Congress would rather see us suffer than either "give in" to the President's signature legislation or injure their cozy relationship with Big Pharma and Big Insurance. And they're not afraid to shut down the government in order to get their way.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Into The Woods
Doesn't Sanford's disappearing act in itself question his fitness for office? Kinda like Sarah "Mama Grizzly" Palin sniffing around the possibility of running for President when she couldn't even commit to a full term as governor. Or the audacity of Rick Perry to advocate the secession of Texas from the United States, then run for President of the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Descent of the Low Country
Maybe Sanford's constituents should send their prodigal son a trail map he can tuck into his Holy Bible. Or a compass. Or at least a handful of breadcrumbs. Washington DC is quite a hike from the hills of Appalachia. Sure would be sad if the little lamb found himself lost -- again.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Of Mice and Mittens
Is America ready for Romney, unzipped? Sounds kinda creepy. But if Steve Martin would return to reprise his "Wild and Crazy Guy" with Romney in the Aykroyd role, then that might be something to see.
SHARE Monday, July 23, 2012 Just Another Day
The true obscenity is that our elected officials, on both state and national levels, have consistently ignored tragedy after horrible tragedy in favor of the Big Gun lobbyists who insist on protecting the rights of the homicidal nutcases instead of protecting innocent American citizens.
SHARE Thursday, May 14, 2009 Who, Me?
After all, if Obama would just stop objecting to the previous administration's torture and stuff, Cheney would never have to crack the creaky lock on his crypt and could hibernate for the next millenia.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, July 26, 2012 Hotter Than . . . .
If you're in the Southern part of the nation it feels more like Hell than Heaven these days, with heat indexes rising past the 100 mark. God must be pissed about something. He hath unleashed His wrath of unholy heat upon us! The pavement-melting, sweltering hell can't be due to, say, global climate change, right?
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Hard Work
It's easy to forget that first foray in the never ending terror wars, given the horror, torture, trauma, and carnage the giggling killer brought to Iraq, but US forces have been in Afghanistan now for nearly eight years. Almost twice as long as our involvement in World War Two. And what has been accomplished?
SHARE Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Pass the Oxygen!
A hearing yesterday of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on energy and power focused on the proposal to strip the EPA of it's authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. One guess which political party is behind the proposal. The science deniers are out in force again, this time their assault is focused on our lungs.
(2 comments) SHARE Wednesday, January 19, 2011 Big Guns, Bigger Guns, BIGGEST Guns
It's been an incredibly violent year so far, and it's only 19 days old. First the massacre in Arizona; the school shootings in Los Angeles, and then the 14-year-old South Carolina boy who received a .22-caliber rifle as a birthday gift from his father last September who took the gun and shot and killed his father and great aunt, and wounded his elderly grandmother.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Terror of the Diseased Ferrets
On the H5N1 avian flu virum, there's little real oversight, with safety left largely to individual researchers. ... And the rapid spread of an escaped flu virus would make it more dangerous than other deadly pathogens.
SHARE Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Not In Our Name
There is a new first-hand report detailing the unspeakable horror and torture some Iraqis suffered at the hands of U.S. interrogators under order of the Bush Crime Family and operating in our names.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, June 9, 2008 Chimpy -- Go Home!
It looks like they hope the next American President will stand for something other than global death and destruction and economic wreckage. Given the hostile reception he'll receive and room-temperature agenda, what, exactly, is the purpose of this trip? Condi's tagging along, is this a shoe-shopping junket?