Thursday, October 24, 2013

Poor, poor pitiful Grover.

It appears that Grover Norquist has done such a good job of  "raisin' up" his anti-tax astroturfers that they not only hate taxes, they hate anyone who's not completely fucking insane--per this link:

http://godfatherpolitics.com/12960/grover-norquist-hates-ted-cruz/

which Ed Brayton over at Dispatches from the Culture Wars picked up on, here:

http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2013/10/24/wingnut-on-wingnut-crime-demar-vs-norquist/#comment-277774

My comment:

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"This is the tactic that Gary DeMar, a genuine Christian reconstructionist, takes in attacking Grover Norquist for his criticism of Ted Cruz."


That sentence makes me think of that old cartoon with the guppy being swallowed by the goldfish being swallowed by....
Gosh, seeing poor Grover being attacked by a member of the BKBotBS*--a movement which he was instrumental in creating; a movement that he nurtured, funded and whose collective ego he stroked while it sought to kill liberalism and, instead, killed the last bits of genuine conservatism in the GOP--when I see that happening, I picture poor Grover weeping in the wreckage of his bunker mentality. I see that and I think:
"Aw, c'mon Grover, things could be worse. You could be getting indicted for tax fraud, outed for being a HINO**, watching your entire portfolio going up in smoke or finding out that you have a rare, incurable form of colon cancer that will take a slow and painful course from your anus right to your brain, wasting your body along the way, until you're small enough to drown in a cup of TEA!"
That could ALL be happening, Grover (and I, for one, look forward to hearing that it has) but for now, you still have your money and your Fortress of Indignorance, although you HAVE lost control of your Frankenwhine followers.


*    Batshit KKKrazzeepants Brigade of the Burnin' Stoopit.
**   Heterosexual In Name Only

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Seeing Grover in this situation makes me remember the end of Jurassic Park 2 where the evil themepark fuck, Peter Ludlow, is wounded by the adult T-Rex so it's little guy can learn how to kill--it's kinda sweet in a cold-blooded patriarchal sortaway.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gunzloonz, Preppers and their paranoid fantasies.

Link:  http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2013/10/18/wouldnt-you-like-to-be-a-prepper-too/#comments

The following is my comment on the blogthread for the above post. Material in indented block quotes are comments (in part) by other bloggers.  I always suggest reading the blogpost and comments in their entirety to get all of the snarkliciousness that they have to offer.
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“One question the target market probably won’t think to ask: If there’s going to be some kind of apocalyptic economic meltdown in a mere 10 months, why are they asking for money?”

I was thinking the same thing. You should prolly send them food. Or, bearing in mind that old Chinese proverb:

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him forever*”,

you might want to send them a cubic foot of chicken manure. They can the use the manure to fertilize their “Prepper peppers” and other food crops–or just eat the same shit they’ve been broadcasting to their target demographic, right out of the box.

“If all 317 million Americans have a drone assigned to track and target them, then who is operating these drones?

It would require another 317 million people to operate the drones.

Yeah, the math doesn’t work very well.”

A while back, Raven, I wrote about my nascent political party, the “Thin The Herd Party”. The motto of the party is:

“If each of us removes one useless bastard, per week, from the herd, in short order there will b NO useless bastards in MurKKKa!”

I am aware of the potential for unintended consequences, that you or I may be someone’s, say Lancifer’s, “useless bastard”–one cannot make an omelet without breaking lovely Omega-3 stuffed free-range eggs, vegan, dairy-free emmenthaler and a veritable battery of wonderful gadgets from “The Pampered Chef” and Williams-Sonoma.

To the end of a “Useless Bastard Free” MurKKKa, the drones would be an excellent means. If each of us controlled a drone, targeting ONE USELESS BASTARD per week, the project to rid this wonderful democracy of those idiots with whom we disagree would yield fruit much more quickerer. Keep watching the skies, my man, keep watching the skies.

 

* And give a “hand-up, not a hand-out!” to L.L. Bean, Shimano, Zebco, Orvis, Gander Mountain, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops.
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It is apparent that the one valuable service that has been performed by the Kochturfers who comprise the "leadership" of the various SKKKrotalMurKKKanPatriotiKKK Front organizations is the amalgamation of the various groups of wingnuts, gunzloonz, preppers, birthers, truthers, racists, xenophobes and other reiKKKwing conspiracy theorists who have cropped up like toadstools on the zombified corpse of the once reasonable GOP. These new groups join hands with their idiotological brothers and mentors in the John Birch Society, the Ku Klux Klan, the Knights of the White Camellia, The League of the South, The American Nazi Bund., Posse Comitatus and other organizations dedicated to the proposition that it's far easier (and more satisfying) to be hatin' on the "other" than it is to actually work towards SOLVING problems that bedevil our society.

It's KKKlowns like those in the groups I've listed above (and the dozens of others that have proliferated since Bill Clinton was elected to the presidency) that make me yearn for some modicum of firearms regulation.

I think that a bumper sticker that said:

"Gunz don't kill peepul; KKKrazzee, indignorant, self-righteous pieces-of-shit with vigilante fantasies about usin' teh gunz to solve their problems kill peepul!".

is one that I could put on my bicycle!



 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mean old wrinkly white people and bunny sex politics?

CNN contributor Alex Castellanos posited the reason for the current right wing insanity is analogous to bunny sex.


I think he's wrong.  I think the right is just drunk on their perceived power to threaten their own elected /tame politicians, and in their minds they exaggerate that power.  It makes them ripe for financial exploitation, but they are coming very close to crashing hard into the wall that is reality. However, if you want to get out of your mind the image of old, wrinkly white people who hate sex because it is sinful being driven insane because of lust, there's this.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Right Wing Racism from the D.C. trucker (non) shut-down


Friday, October 11, 2013


2nd Update - the Racist Right statements from the truckers non-shut-down of Washinton D.C.


We've often heard the right deny they're racists.

I think that must be because 1. they are good at denying facts and reality; and 2. they don't know what racism is when they trip over it and face plant in the muck they wallow in.

It is worth noting that Zeeda Andrews, event organizer, is an avowed birther.

The Las Vegas Guardian Express picked up on some of the more extremely racist comments made by the event organizers and presenters:

T2SDA Libertarian Trucker Protest Begins in Washington

Added by Mandy Gardner on October 11, 2013.T2SDA – the Truckers to Shut Down America protest organization – officially begins today in Washington on the back of wildly racist, libertarian ideals. Dubbed the “Ride for the Constitution,” the trucker-led protest was organized by ex-trucker Zeeda Andrews, who is currently hosting a live radio feed via the Ride For the Constitution website. Andrews states the purpose of the T2SDA protest is “about getting these folks in Washington to know that we are paying attention.” Andrews and many of her colleagues believe that Americans need to send a strong message to the government and force them back to work, as well as eradicate socialist-leanings in legislation.
The protest in Washington, as well as planned War Memorial protests across the United States, are unaffiliated with a political party, says Zeeda Andrews. A libertarian co-host referred to the President as “Barack Hussein Obama” and blamed him for the socialization of health care. Not to be labelled a Red-State Republican, however, he also blamed former President Ronald Reagan for the socialization of public education, urging all parents to pursue home schooling for their children. Andrews’ radio show is being presented by the Guerilla Media Network, but is experiencing technical difficulties which staff are blaming on anti-T2SDA hackers.

...“Is it legal of them to be talking about raising the debt ceiling?” asked one of the Ride for the Constitution radio hosts. He went on to suggest that the President be thrown out into “the woods” on his own without any “socialism” to take care of him. In a remarkably racist comment, the man went on to laughingly draw out a plan where “Barack Hussein Obama” be forced into an outdoor survival situation where he would theoretically learn the value of guns, violence and independence. After the ordeal, the President would come back to the city and “tell all the black people” to forget their socialist values, buy guns and stop asking for government handouts.

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“You have until midnight to vacate voluntarily,” a presenter calling himself Train Wreck Tommy said to the President. “Take your basketballs and go.”
Presumably the "vacate voluntarily' is intended to be taken as a threat, with involuntarily meaning by force or violence.

I wonder if Train Wreck Tommy is aware that 1. Obama is himself competent with guns, 2. he is protected in the White House by the Secret Service, backed up by the military, and 3. he's trash talking insurrection and treason?

The unpatriotic little pissant might want to wait for a few more people to back him up on that, because I don't see the coward doing it alone.  And I don't see a few dozen old, white, flabby, and crabby children-who-never-grew-up, playing with their real big rigs, as nearly enough help.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

So far off that they can't even be wrong

This:

"Of course, not all of the country’s referendums are meant to promote a socialist state. For example, a majority of Swiss voters have voiced support for a referendum that would maintain the country’s conscription policy , which requires all men in the country aged 18-34 to complete a period of public service." (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/switzerland-to-vote-on--2-800-monthly-%E2%80%98basic-income%E2%80%99-minimum-for-adults-181937885.html)

is an exemplar of what's wrong with what passes for professional journalism in the world (particularly the U.S.) today.

If universal conscription is not emblematic of socialism, I'm not sure if anything else could be. What, after all, says, "We're all in this together.", more forcefully than telling everyone that they MUST serve in their country's armed forces?

It seems that the writer(s) have conflated militarism with capitalibertyness and a "floor" for earnings (in one of the wealthiest nations on earth) with rampant commomusliGAYtheism. It would be deliciously funny, if it wasn't a contributing factor in the disinformation wars waged by the ReiKKKwing "news" outlets. Misinformation, blatantly erroneous conflation and outright fabrication constitute the core of the offering from FuckTheNew'sCorpse and their fellow slimetrailers in the media. And the horseshit that they shovel onto the airwaves, cable and the intertoobz is, usually, treated as a "viewpoint" by the MSM and simply passed along without critical comment or any questioning as to their accuracy, validity or relevance .

The "Shutdown" is a case in point.

The deliberate and malicious shutdown of a number of U.S. government agencies last week was engineered by the GOP, specifically the batshitKKKrazzee SKKKrotalMurKKKanPatriotiKKK Front Wing* of the GOP. It was allowed to happen by the rest of the GOP out of fear, fear that the Frankenstein that they have created in the crackpot religious/nationalist/xenophobic/racist/posse comitatus/gunzloonz/anti-tax fringe**, will primary their asses into oblivion if they act like rational adults and stop this nonsense.

That, in itself, is bad enough. However, what we also have to contend with is the ReiKKKwing noise machine blaming the rest of the country for causing this, and particularly blaming the dems and the PotUS. The charges are complete nonsense. If the so-called MSM were doing their job, they would simply note that FuckTheNew'sCorpse reported thus and so, and then proceed to demonstrate that it's a lie. Instead they report it with no attempt to refute what is obviously untrue.

I rarely listen to or watch a news program. I choose to read accounts by reputable sources (they do exist) and form my opinions from genuine information instead of the breathless nonsense that passes for news and analysis on the airwave, public or private and cable.




*  You might refer to them as "Patriots", "Teabaggers" or "Petulant, hypocritical assholes".

** The effective majority in today's GOP.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The word for today is "apochridence"


I think we need a demoneologism for whatever it is that the SKKKrotalMurKKKanPatriotiKKK Front and its fellow slimetrailiers are doing when they come a’trollin’. They seem to confuse feelings with facts and “anecdotal evidence”/apocrypha with actual data. I think I’m going with apochridence (evidence of doubtful origin or veracity). My mind can be changed, but it usually costs some money.

Case in point:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/ted-cruz-filibuster_n_4003947.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
it would prolly bother me if I did something like what Cruz did, but then I’ve got morals AND a conscience–even though I’m an atheist.

I'll try and get back with a few more, later.