Advice

June 7, 2012

      Dick Smothers: What could President Johnson do to encourage people to stay in the U.S.?
      Tom Smothers: He could quit.

The John on the Rhode Island Avenue Cesspool (and the effect – if any – that Joe Solmonese regenerating into Chad Griffin will have):

I’m at the age where I’m just not sure they can be any better than they are.

Its called math.

Zero is greater than a negative number.

HRC can be better than it is now (and better than it ever has been) by going away.


The Republican Super Hero

May 29, 2012

Able to destroy tall buildings by killing all of the American companies therein with a single hedgefund transaction….


Cory’s Attempted Snooker

May 22, 2012

Vulture capitalism poisons everything it touches.

It’s no secret in my part of the world that Cory Booker is a very ambitious man, whose horizons stretch far beyond New Jersey. (Until the election of Barack Obama, many observers thought he would be the first black president.)

This might explain his fondness for Bain Capital – their employees were among his earliest financial backers:

A ThinkProgress examination of New Jersey campaign finance records for Booker’s first run for Mayor — back in 2002 — suggests a possible reason for his unease with attacks on Bain Capital and venture capital. They were among his earliest and most generous backers.

Nauseating.

Totally nauseating.


Memo to Eduardo Saverin

May 17, 2012

Why is it that you actually have any of the Facebook millions that you don’t want to pay taxes on? The court system of – drumroll – the United States.

You know…

The court system that you used to force The Green Hoodie into paying up over what he stole from you?

You should be willing to pay $67 million to the U.S. on principle – not for something as silly as giving your family political asylum, but for being the situs of the filming of a movie that not only made you out to be something better than the turd you are proving yourself to be (shit, I thought it was bad that The Green Hoodie could create a situation so fucked up that 99%-ers could view the Romney-esque Winkelvosses as aggrieved parties and be justified in doing so)  but also had an actor portray you who is far better looking than you are.

Pay up or shut up.

Actually, here’s a better idea: Pay up AND shut up.


Well, If You’re Looking for a Reason to Hate on the Chicago Cubs….

May 17, 2012

Look no further than Joe Ricketts, the patriarch of the clan (klan?) that owns one of the few major league teams with a worse track record of World Series futility than the Houston Astros:

Tom Ricketts is the name most associated with the current ownership of the Cubs.  However, it is a family affair – and apparently, the Cubs should consider changing their mascot from a bear to a one-percenter.

In 2010, Ricketts led a campaign against special-interest earmarks and wasteful spending in the federal government. Ricketts founded an organization called Taxpayers Against Earmarks and classified every Member of Congress as either a spending “hero” or “hooligan.” Ricketts has been credited with convincing Members of Congress to adopt a moratorium on earmarks. Taxpayers Against Earmarks changed its name to Ending Spending in 2011.

Ricketts established and funded The Ending Spending Fund, a political action committee, in 2010. The Ending Spending Fund spent over $1 million sponsoring independent advertisements in several Congressional races. The goal of the advertising expenditure was to highlight incumbents’ earmark-related policies. The Ending Spending Fund spent the largest amount of its money on the United States Senate election in Nevada, 2010 in an effort to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid….

Ricketts served on the board of trustees of the American Enterprise Institute from 1999-2007

On a clear day, you can see that plutocracy is on the verge of becoming forever.


Is Anyone in the United States OTHER Than James O’Keefe ACTUALLY Committing Voter Fraud?

May 16, 2012

The answer, of course, is no

In his newest video, conservative videographer James O’Keefe claims that during his organization’s latest inept voter fraud sting in North Carolina, “we found ballots being offered out in the name of the dead.” Unfortunately for O’Keefe, the person whose ballot his operative sought is actually alive, as is indicated by the raw video his organization posted online.

Yet, O’Keefe actually commits voter fraud (or, perhaps, conspiracy to commit voter fraud – but some criminal act nevertheless) by providing false information in the obtaining of a ballot.

If white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislatures were actually concerned about voter fraud, why wouldn’t they simply enact bills of attainder against Jame O’Keefe (and the ghost of Andrew Breitbart, should it ever appear)?

Yes, bills of attainder are facially unconstiutional.

But since when has that curtailed the political bloodlust of a white, christianist, Republican-controlled legislature?  It certainly hasn’t with all of the vote-suppression laws that they’ve concocted.


White FOX ‘Logic’

May 13, 2012

I wonder what will happen if it emerges that Mitt the Crip (or Blood) did more than commit hate crime assaults against gay kids – you know, something like, perhaps, his own personal Chappaquiddick?

Fox News’ senior political analyst on Sunday dismissed a Washington Post story which revealed that presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had assaulted a gay classmate in 1965.

“Look, this was not a prank,” Brit Hume admitted. “This was hazing and it was mean.[“]

No – it was aggravated assault.

Okay…

It was aggravated assault with extenuating circumstances.

You know…

the extenuating circumstances of the perp being a rich, white snot whose daddy was the governor of the state?

 [“]There was no doubt about it and I don’t have any doubt about the basic truth of the story. The problem with the story dating from high school was that it was the utter failure of the Post to connect it to anything else in Romney’s life or career.”

Yes, if it ever emerges that Mitt the Crip (or Blood) did more than commit hate crime assaults against gay kids – you know, something like, perhaps, his own personal Chappaquiddick – I’m sure that Brit would rationalize that, unlike Kopechne, Mitt’s Mary Jo somehow would have had it coming.

“[The WaPo article detailing and verifying Mitt’s aggravated assault against the gay student] was 5,000 words of nothing,” Wall Street Journal editor Paul Gigot agreed. “It was about his high school years. ‘Oh, he went to an elite prep school. Oh, he was a happy-go-lucky guy. He was a leader of the prankster group.’ So what?”

It sure gets better if you’re an obnoxious, rich, addicted-to-entitlement snot son of a governor.

That governor, had such a story emerged about something that had happened four decades earlier, would have had Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley and Frank Reynolds tearing him a new asshole on all three legitimate network legitimate newscasts (remember what happened when George Romney claimed he’d been brainwashed?) – whereas Mitt the Crip (or Blood) not only is being taken seriously as a presidential candidate but he also has an entire network of fake journalists spinning apologia for him 24/7.