Thursday, April 30, 2009

Witnesses Against Torture was out today in D.C.

Tea baggers pay attention. This is how you protest-

Huffpo footage

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Conservative Mule F@!ker is running for office in Georgia

Apparently the Creationist Party has found its candidate for the gubernatorial race in Georgia. And it's an old familiar name: Neal Horsley.

This is the same Neal Horsley that confessed to Alan Combs:

NH: "Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule."

AC: "I'm not so sure that that is so."

NH: "You didn't grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?"

AC: "Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?"

NH: It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality... Welcome to domestic life on the farm..."

h/t to Underground Examiner Article

As I recall shortly after that Colmes interview, the Army of God folks thought he was too crazy even for them. It's nice that crazy people can find a home in today's world.

Portrait: "Sugarbell" by young Neal Horsley 1962

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Breaking: Senator Arlen Specter joins the Democratic Party.

Well it looks like the wacky Republican base drove out another moderate.

Reid welcomes Specter

A thought on "The Constitution Party."

Hmm...I checked out their plank. For a party that calls itself the Constitution Party, they sure sound more like the [Fundie] Bible Party.

It seems the use of the word "constitution" in their name is akin to mainland China calling their country a "republic."

Friday, April 24, 2009

New DNC ad in wake of Tedisco loss...

I'm poppin' the popcorn...

FYI about Tom Shelton and Unicoipolitics

If you've been following StL RnR for a little while, you may have come across a right wing douchebag by the name of Tom Shelton. Being bored one day, I took him to task over this claptrap:

Obama is relying on Trickle Down Economics

It turns out the comments have been deleted. Conservatives just can't handle contrary viewpoints...


Retracted. The website is now showing all comments.


Boy it was a long week. Torture, hand shakes, the shrieks over the DHS report about white supremacists and violent anti-government types and confusion over plate tectonics made for a fun filled week laughing at Conservatives.

It makes you want to "Just Dance."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Newsflash-you can't be pro-Constitution and pro-Torture.

Convention Against Torture signed by President Ronald Reagan states:

"No exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether a state of war or a threat or war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, may be invoked as a justification of torture" and "an order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture" (Art. 2 (2-3)). "

This treaty was ratified in 1994.

Article 6 of the US Constitution states:

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding."

I know Conservatives, being the whiney, emotionally charged infants they are, love to torture people. But it's against the law.

Monday, April 20, 2009

What is the end result

I hear alot of people talking about all of the spending that Obama is doing and everyone seems to think his spending is going to make it worse. I'm curious to know how we can avoid spending. Conservatives say we can but I hear no clear ansewers how. Liberals are in support of Obama, but I haven't heard exactly what the results of all of this will be. I will say that I have faith in the president. I believe him to be genuine and I am excited to see this nation prosper. No matter how, our nation should prosper and anyway that get done what we need to than so be it. But please tell me the long term and short term predected effects on this country by legitament sources.

Call me a silly jingo, but why do Conservatives hate our flag?

Last week Conservatives in government turned the crazy knob to 10 and broke it off. Gov. Perry of Texas and Ron Paul both have said secession is a right states have. The Georgia state legislature actually took a vote on it.

Our flag has 50 stars on it representing each state. Why do they want to change the flag by removing their states from our Union?

A lot of good people died during the American Civil War to keep the Union whole. And now these people who call themselves the "real" Americans want to leave.

That's freakin' hilarious.

Additional-I ran across this quote on C&L:

"A man sometimes starts up a patriot, only by disseminating discontent, and propagating reports of secret influence, of dangerous counsels, of violated rights, and encroaching usurpation. This practice is no certain note of patriotism. To instigate the populace with rage beyond the provocation, is to suspend publick happiness, if not to destroy it. He is no lover of his country, that unnecessarily disturbs its peace. Few errours and few faults of government, can justify an appeal to the rabble; who ought not to judge of what they cannot understand, and whose opinions are not propagated by reason, but caught by contagion."
- Samuel Johnson

Today's Daily Conservative whine: "OMG Obama shook hands with Chavez!"

If you want to know what tomorrow's Conservatives will be screaming about on CL, it will probably be something along the lines of, "Obammy shook hands with the enemy!"

Conservatives with the smarts of say Kissinger no longer exist I'm afraid.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Update Scott Murphy v Jimmy Tedisco

The race in the NY 20 district is almost done. Jimmy Disco filed legal challenges on election day so the courts will still have those to go through.

But the growing consensus is that Murphy is in the lead by a few hundred votes. The overseas military votes didn't break for Tedisco in an appreciable way.

So it's looking inceasing like the GOP is about to chalk up yet another loss.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Teabagging Redux

OK well I just got back from being teabagged by the Right at the NYC event. And I have to say it was a pretty sour and bitter experience. If you think modern Conservatives are clueless online, they're even more so in person.

One nutjob in a suit no less decided to share with everyone his theory about why the gov't doesn't want banks to go bankrupt. It's so the gov't can control them. Someone should tell him that when business go bankrupt, the gov't still takes control. In bankruptcy, the government winds up running the business top to bottom unlike the soft reorganization help the Feds are offering now.

Here's one that outsourced her brain to Rush:

Well obviously we all know that "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" are not actual rights, but Rush and this chick doesn't.

They had around 750 or so show up which is pretty dismal in a city this size. They even had old Mr. BiPartisanship himself speak, Newt Gingrich.

Well I'm glad that silliness is over.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


One of my favorite shows nightly is "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann. Last night David Shuster was the fill in guest. The best part of Countdown for me is the writting of the stories featured everynight. Last night's episode was one of the best written and delivered stories I've heard on a network news program. Thought I would share.

The lead in commentary of the story was just too funny.

The Dick Army comment at 2:30 into the video just killed me.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hooray the captain is freed, pirates dead.

President Obama authorized a successful Navy Seal operation. The Navy Seals managed to kill 3 pirates, rescue the American captain and even take a prisoner.

The Right Wingers are besides themselves.

In case you get in a fight with one, remind them of how they reacted when the operation doesn't go well like it did for Jimmy Carter.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Another episode of Bold TV

What Conservatism means to me...

And another...

Some light Saturday reading...

I've always seen Thomas Paine as being a patron saint for Progressives. A Kossack, who was flabbergasted at Glenn Beck's use of Thomas Paine thoughtfully linked to this:
Thomas Paine: "Agrarian Justice"

Give it a read.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Cenk Uyger @ The Young Turks: "The opposition is a joke."

And he's right. The Republicans aren't serious about solving any of our nation's problems. They haven't been serious for a long time now.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

So disturbing...

I imagine it's a must have in every Galt's Gulch bunker.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Uh oh-Rush get's a hostile call.

Caller says: "You're all brainwashed!"

Exactly. There is some hope for the Republicans yet.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Gunman opens fire in an immigrant education center.

It's too early to speculate, so I'll speculate anyway.

Hostage shootings

The shooter, using the alias Jiverly Voong, lost his job recently at IBM. He's 42 and Vietnamese. How long ago he immigrated here I haven't read yet. But I imagine he's probably been here since the middle of the 1970s. It's a long enough separation between his immigration story, to his allow for a hatred of "The Other." Heck he probably blamed his job loss on outsourcing to India.

So he goes out and kills people that represented, for him, the people he hated.

That's my theory.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Murphy v Tedisco-update

The special election in NY 20th district was yesterday. Right now Missouri native Scott Murphy is about 65 votes ahead. Now it is down to the absentee ballots.

Even as it stands, Murphy ran an amazing race. He was a complete unknown in the district against a career Republican state legislator running a red district.


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