Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The stupid at the Beckstallnacht was apparently overpowering.


(h/t BJ)

I don't think "randomly" means what The Quitter thinks it means.

Looks like The Quitter's writing her own Facebook postings again.
Later today, President Obama will speak to the American people about Iraq. No doubt he will laud the “end of major combat operations” by the date he randomly selected some 18 months ago.
Arbitrarily maybe?

I have a hard time picturing Obama with the Joint Chiefs, standing in front of a calendar with a few darts, saying "Here we go boys, this is when we're outta Iraq!"


Monday, August 30, 2010

She's a Loser, Baby.

Palin's inevitable pimping of Glenn Beck's Caucasapalooza '10 reveals that she is: a) more culturally aware than generally assumed or b) a total fucking moron. Hmmmm.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

From the Great Beckening, con't

Hundreds and hundreds of thousands!


What do the Teabaggers want?

Benen is puzzled.

It's really quite simple. All they want is to have a white Republican non-Muslim non-Kenyan Real 'Merikan back in the White House -- and all will be well.

This isn't a movement about policy, it's about identity politics.

From the Great Beckaning, cont'd.

A classy crowd, as always.

(h/t watertiger)

From the Great Beckening, con't

Well, Glenn Beck's eyes certainly weren't dry. He started weeping while telling the crowd that somewhere out there was "the next George Washington".

Dunno about you, but when I saw pan shots of the crowd -- which was one of the whitest crowds in D.C. in recent memory -- I mostly thought I saw "the next Timothy McVeigh." But your mileage may vary.


From the Great Beckening, con't

I sense a theme, here.
"Something beyond imagination is happening," he told participants who packed the National Mall in Washington. "America today begins to turn back to God. For too long, this country has wandered in darkness."
Yeah, let's get back to God -- under the heathens George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and the GOP-controlled House and Senate for most of the past decade, we were stumbling around in an atheist darkness.

From the Great Beckening.

Patrick Sadowski, wearing a polo shirt with eagles and stars and stripes, said that he belongs to the Constitution Party, because "I feel the Republicans and the Democrats are the same people who own all the horses in the race." He said that he favors candidates of any party as long as they are "biblically based."
Nucking futs, these people.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Make it Stop.

Howard Kurtz on why media outlets refused to report that Ken Mehlman's preference for men:

"When I say it was an 'open secret,' I mean it was one of those things that many journalists and political types believed to be true, but no one knew for sure," Kurtz said in an email to The Upshot.

"Even leaving aside the ethical question of outing someone against his will, it couldn't have been reported because there was no proof that Mehlman was in fact gay," Kurtz continued. "And sometimes something that 'everyone knows' turns out not to be true."

Funny how that burden of proof went out the window when it came to Judge Vaughn Walker. The judge, like Mehlman, was not openly gay, but our awesome fourth estate feigned ignorance:

"Judge Vaughn Walker is a Republican appointee, who himself is openly gay." (ABC News, Aug 5)

So who is Judge Walker? Well, he's an openly gay man appointed by President Bush, the elder." (Fox News, Aug, 5)

Although openly gay, Walker, 66, was considered a traitor by some gay activists for having represented the U.S. Olympic Committee in a trademark lawsuit against the Gay Olympics..." (Los Angeles Times, June 21)

He is openly gay himself and he was finally appointed by President H.W. Bush to the federal bench, where he has been since that appointment." (CNN, Aug 4)

And last but not least, Kurtz's own paper, The Washington Post:

Yes, defenders of Proposition 8 will perform the ritual railing against judicial activists (and complain that the fix was in because the judge who issued the ruling is openly gay).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Crazy anti-Islamic "Burn the Koran" Christian preacher has never read the Koran.

You just can't make this shit up.

Mr. Jones who seems to spend much of his time inside a dank, dark office with a poster from the movie “Braveheart” and a picture of former President George W. Bush, appears to be largely oblivious to the potential consequences of his plans. Speaking in short sentences with a matter-of-fact drawl, he said that he could not understand why other Christians, including the nation’s largest evangelical association, had called for him to cancel “International Burn a Koran Day.”

He acknowledged that it had brought in at least $1,000 in donations. But he said that the interviews he had done with around 150 news outlets all over the world were useful mainly because they had helped him “send a message to Islam and the pushers of Shariah law: that it is not what we want.”

Mr. Jones said that nothing in particular had set him off. Asked about his knowledge of the Koran, he said plainly: “I have no experience with it whatsoever. I only know what the Bible says.”

Demonstrating, yet again, the high premium conservatives place on facts and evidence -- not to mention tolerance.

My New Hero.

At times like this I can suppress my loathing for Rupert Murdoch...

Sources said last night that cops had caged the "Cat Lady," the serial stick-up artist who dons clever disguises -- including a cat mask -- to rob high-end boutiques around the city.

The suspect was identified as Shanna Spalding, 28, of Queens, who sings with a death-metal band called Divine Infamy under her stage name, Purgatory.

The burqa-clad suspect was picked up in SoHo after bursting into a Greene Street boutique with a gun and demanding cash, sources said.

She allegedly threatened to shoot up the place if she didn't get her paws on the dough.

Suck on that, Middle America.

I'll Miss Larry.

Larry King and Wanda Sykes:

KING: Speaking of hypocrisy--

SYKES: Uh-huh.

KING: Right? And let's go right to it. Ken Mehlman, the former chairman of the Republican party?

SYKES: He's family. I didn't know. Look at that.

KING: Yes, he's one of you.

SYKES: He's one of me.

Keep shufflin', K-Lo

K-Lo has Uncle Tomming for her right-wing male audience down to a science.
Someone (By Kathryn Jean Lopez)

has got to be able to make use of this in our Corner image project.

Thought occurred to me at a 90th anniversary of women’s suffrage event the Susan B. Anthony List is hosting in NYC right now.
Here is the "this" in question.

Yes, very appropriate for that conference.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


In light of this news from ProPublica...

In the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina, an order circulated among New Orleans police authorizing officers to shoot looters, according to present and former members of the department.

Take a moment to recall two of the more disgusting sentences published, a mere three days after the breach of 53 levees:

Peggy Noonan:

As for the tragic piggism that is taking place on the streets of New Orleans, it is not unbelievable but it is unforgivable, and I hope the looters are shot.

La Shawn Barber, the same day:

Anybody brandishing a gun who’s not wearing a uniform should be shot on sight.

Send the Hospital Bill To Pamela Geller.


Investigators with the New York City Police Department say it all began Monday night when a 21-year-old man hailed a cab at 24th Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

Police say the passenger asked the driver, "Are you Muslim?" When the driver said yes the passenger pulled a knife and slashed him in the throat, arm and lip.

Thanks to Jonah Goldberg and Ross Douthat, of course, we know that the driver was the real bigot and -- bonus! -- he is now in a position to better assimilate to American values.  [via our comments]

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"I did not have diplomacy with that Muslim."

So says Karen Hughes.

Let's hope the Teabaggers don't find out...

All of this pant-shitting about a mosque vaguely near (not "at") "Ground Zero" and there's already a mosque inside the other building attacked by terrorists on 9/11.



Powerline takes issue with Time's poll finding that 43% percent of Americans hold unfavorable views of Muslims:

But which Muslims were the respondents referring to when they answered?

Was it the Muslims they know personally or the Muslims involved with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a group named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial? Was it the Muslims who cheered the 9/11 attacks, the Muslims who condemned them, or the Muslims who called the attacks a crime, but claimed America was an accomplice? Was it the Muslim population in peaceful Indonesia or the Muslim population in Gaza? Was it the Iranian dissidents or the Iranian government?

I'm going to go with 'none of the above'. Frankly, if Americans were a little smarter they'd by almost retarded. Really, it's a miracle we've lasted this long. Anyway, here's the actual question:

7. Thinking about various religious groups, overall, would you say that you have a very favorable view of the following religions, a somewhat favorable view, or a somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable view of the following religions?


Very favorable: 12%
Somewhat favorable: 32%
Somewhat unfavorable: 22%
Very unfavorable: 21%
No answer/Don't know: 14%

Dan Riehl gets caught with his hands in Michael Steele's cookie jar.

Dance, Dan -- dance!

And what's so funny is, Tucker Carlson's the one who outed him.
Straighten your bow-tie, jerk. You look like a fool to me from here.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bearing false witness for Jesus.

Franklin Graham, liar.

Erick Erickson, liar.

Proving again, the people who go around saying "Jesus Jesus Jesus" are very likely the ones -- as Jesus himself warned -- to be the kind of people one should ignore.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

GOP has just $5M.

People hate Republicans more than Democrats, but they're about to put a whole lot of them in office.

And it's not helping that the DNC is making really shitty ads.

Don't they hate us because we're free?

Heckuva job, America!

Some counterterrorism experts say the anti-Muslim sentiment that has saturated the airwaves and blogs in the debate over plans for an Islamic center near ground zero in Lower Manhattan is playing into the hands of extremists by bolstering their claims that the United States is hostile to Islam.

Opposition to the center by prominent politicians and other public figures in the United States has been covered extensively by the news media in Muslim countries. At a time of concern about radicalization of young Muslims in the West, it risks adding new fuel to Al Qaeda’s claim that Islam is under attack by the West and must be defended with violence, some specialists on Islamic militancy say.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Pamela Geller:

I am not anti-Muslim. This is a slanderous lie.

Pamela Geller

Yes, Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Muslims are genetically the same, but look at them as a people....

Pamela Geller:

And if potential observant Muslims are queried about their allegiance, they will lie, as is their religious mandate.

Pamela Geller:

The Muslims are finishing the work of the Mufti al-Husseini, Hitlers ally and mass slaughterer of Jews during the the holocaust.

Pamela Geller:

Everywhere Muslims live with non-Muslims, there is conflict. The bigger the Muslim population, the bigger the conflict.

Pamela Geller:

Kenya's Muslim population is roughly 10% - that historical tipping point where the Muslims traditionally assert themselves and their Islamic law (sharia) on the poor, unsuspecting host country.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Really, Jan, We're Not.

Jan Brewer:

The people of America are not stupid. The people of America are smart.

People of America:

The number of Americans who believe -- wrongly -- that President Obama is a Muslim has increased significantly since his inauguration and now account for nearly 20 percent of the nation's population.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This country is screwed.

Thanks, Howard!


Upon googling the name of News Corp. magnate Rupert Murdoch, I was surprised (read: not really surprised at all, once I thought about it) to find the following auto-complete options representing the most popular searches:

I wonder why the average Fox viewer would be so interested in figuring out if Mr. Murdoch is Jewish?

Shit-Steamingly Awful Sentence of the Week.

Erick Erickson:

Sarah Palin is disdained because she had a Down Syndrome child and all the forty something first time moms dropping their kids off (assuming it’s not the nanny doing it) at Birch Wathen Lenox, Trinity, and Dwight before going to work at their six-figure jobs know that smart women abort Down Syndrome babies — there’s a great clinic in SoHo where you can shop fashionably before the “procedure”.

Amusing. A CNN contributor pretends to disdain New Yorkers who have good jobs. It's a nice racket!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A K-Lo buffet

Unlike most uses of "K-Lo" and "buffet" in the same sentence, this did not result in any stampede-related injuries.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Strip clubs and fast food.

There's your hallowed ground, Teatards.

Fuck Harry Reid.

Hmmmm. Anybody care to give me one good reason why I shouldn't donate to Sharron Angle's campaign?


Putz, who once said he'd "be in heaven with nine Clarence Thomases on the bench," writes:

FORGETTING JUSTICE MARSHALL. Marshall was a great litigator; he was not a great judge. The litigator part tends to be forgotten[...]

Merits of Marshall's record aside -- the linked post contains nothing about it, pro or con -- it's interesting that Putz assumes his readers have forgotten Brown v. Board of Education.

Daniel Pipes, master of the internally consistent argument

Wrap your mind around this, kids:
And my position on this controversy? While Muslims have every legal right to build a mosque near Ground Zero, this initiative carries the unmistakable odor of Islamic triumphalism. More importantly, Abdul Rauf’s dubious background and associations give reason to worry that his center will spread Islamist ideology. Therefore, it should be barred from opening.
They have "every legal right to build" and the appropriate course of action is to see to it (somehow, I guess) that it is "barred from opening."

Any suggestions, Danny? Pitchforks and torches? An unusually forceful "No Entry" sign? Spray-on Muslim Repellent?

The Other America Sucks.

There are "two understandings of America," writes Father Douthat, "one constitutional and one cultural[.]" His description of the latter:

This America speaks English, not Spanish or Chinese or Arabic. ...

It sees [Park51] as an affront to the memory of 9/11, and a sign of disrespect for the values of a country where Islam has only recently become part of the public consciousness. And beneath these concerns lurks the darker suspicion that Islam in any form may be incompatible with the American way of life....

...the second America often strikes cruder, more xenophobic notes. ... the second America demanded that [immigrants] change their names and drop their native languages, and often threw up hurdles to stop them coming altogether. ... the second America persecuted Mormons and discriminated against Catholics.

To hear Douthat tell it, this America personifies the basest angels of our nature. And yet, says he, this embarrassingly narrow, divisive, isolationist chunk of the country "ha[s] real wisdom to offer" and has "been necessary to the American experiment’s success."

Christ, what a nasty piece of Broderist bullshit. There is no wisdom in bigotry. To the extent that this country has succeeded, it is despite this second America, not because of it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

You are stupid, Andy.


How stupid does Obama think we are?

By Andy McCarthy
Posted on August 14, 2010 4:46 PM

Pretty stupid.

Already getting trounced in the polls, Democrats are reeling over the President’s decision to side with the Muslim Brotherhood over the American people by endorsing the Ground Zero mosque. So he’s trying to close Pandora’s Box.

Love how the phrase "Ground Zero mosque" just rolls off his fat, stubby fingers -- as though there's actually a mosque at Ground Zero.

Love how the Democrats are "getting trounced in the polls" -- when they're outpolling Republicans.

Alternate universe.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Constitutional Amendment banning Islam is coming any day.

Even the "serious" Village conservatives are bigots.

...Wow, what a piece of garbage Jennifer Rubin is.
Obama has shown his true sentiments now, after weeks of concealing them, on an issue of deep significance not only to the families and loved ones of 3,000 slaughtered Americans but also to the vast majority of his fellow citizens.
Muslim Americans were among those slaughtered, asshole.

Feel the Love.

Mungbunny Ed Whelan on Judge Walker's refusal to extend the stay in the Prop 8 case:

I can’t imagine that any federal district judge has ever committed more egregious and momentous acts of malfeasance in a case.

It appears that Edward is not a fan of homosexuals.  Someone please get this asshole a thesaurus -- and an inhaler?

"...insane...incredibly intrusive...grossly underprotective...scorched-earth... sweeping judicial invasion...procedural shenanigans...crazed...absurd... grossly misstated...shenanigans...national scandal...utterly intolerable."

Sounds like a man in search of an airport bathroom stall.


Sasha Obama is nine years old.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The crazy party.

There may have been a point in the past 40 years when Democrats, on a regular basis, said completely crazy shit -- but I seriously doubt it reached this level.

Well Said.

Ezra Klein:

...America does not currently conceive of marriage in the way that Douthat and Tushnet would like it to conceive of marriage, and in the way it would need to conceive of marriage in order for there to be a good reason the institution can't accommodate gays. So to oppose gay marriage, Douthat and Tushnet must first construct an alternative version of marriage, and then argue that if real marriage opens to gays, that's another step away from the idealized marriage that would be closed to gays. It's like partisans of VCRs opposing improvements to DVDs because they make the widespread resurrection of VHS unlikely.

In short, Douthat, Tushnet, and pretty much everyone else who opposes gay marriage are selfish fucks.

The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of.

This admisson from Mike Allen isn't a surprise, but it is nonetheless appalling:

HH: Yes, I’m saying that Michael Bennet’s going to get wiped out by Ken Buck. What do you think?

MA: (laughing) I don’t know, but I can tell you the press loves the fact that Ken Buck, he’ll definitely be covered. Very colorful, he definitely will be good copy. It’s just like the dream of every reporter is that the Republicans will pick up nine seats, and that Marco Rubio wins in Florida, because Hugh, you know what that means?

HH: Impeachment! No. (laughing)

MA: That’s a 50-50 Senate. That’s power sharing. Ben Nelson suddenly is huge.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The day the Pulitzer Prize died.

Is the day they awarded one to Kathleen Freaking Parker.

Palin's candidate loses in GA.

I tell you, she's unstoppable!

Obama's not lucky enough to have The Quitter as his opponent in 2012, is he?

Self-Awareness WatchTM.


I think some people in Washington — and elsewhere — have been letting the Israelis twist in the wind in the hopes that Israel will solve our Iran problems for us, and take the blame. I don’t think these “leaders” will like the outcome, and if I were the Israelis I wouldn’t be trying too hard to make it pleasant. Irresponsibility can be expensive.

If you read that last sentence and began to choke, you are not alone. Putz in 2004:

A HEARTENING SIGN FOR HAWKS The administration is apparently planning to ask for $70 billion more for the war in Iraq, which will bring the total price tag to about $225 billion. Yes, that’s a lot of money, but on the other hand, remember when folks like Eric Alterman were telling us it was going to cost trillions?

That Alterman, what a tard! Incidentially, that last link is vintage McArdle:

The war will certainly cost more than the $60b and change that the President is asking for. But it is not going to run us several trillion dollars (though even if it did, that would work out to less than 0.1% of GDP over the next 20 years.) I don't know how much more, and neither does anyone else, although I'm sure the military has better guesses than I could make. It's important to think about the economic cost of the war -- the pro-war side has mostly dropped the ball on this, and it's an important calculation when we consider whether or not to go. But making up ridiculous numbers in order to support your predisposition isn't helpful -- and when the war doesn't cost us $2t, people are going to remember that the next time you talk about the costs of a program you don't like.

Can't. Wait.


I will be hosting Manhattan Declaration co-authors Chuck Colson, Robert George and Timothy George in the first hour of today's show to discuss the [Prop 8] decision and its aftermath.


Weird Denial.


"I don't think that really politicians should be asked to answer anonymous accusers from 27 years ago," Paul told Fox News host Neil Cavuto. "But I will categorically deny that I ever kidnapped anyone or forced anybody to use drugs."

"Will"? When?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

When in doubt, punch the hippies.

So stupid.

Insufficient clapping by the "professional left" is the least of the White House's problems.

What exactly is the "professional left"?

As I recall, the first time the Bush White House ridiculed its base was during the '05 immigration SHAMNESTY blowup. Now, unless Team Obama knows something I don't, they still need the "professional left" to get re-elected in 2012.

Probably best not to mock it.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Rot In Hell, Victor.

Victor Hanson to Hugh Hewitt:

That mosque will go up before the World Trade Center complex is rebuilt. That sends a terrible message, and we know it’s all going to appear on CDs and propaganda videos all throughout the Middle East. They’ll juxtapose the mosque versus the wreckage of 9/11.

Get back to me when you and your buddies give a fuck about 9/11 first responders. Until then, why doncha get drunk and clean your rifle?

Honestly, I could care less if that awful day is used to for propaganda. Absolutely nothing to come out of Park51 could possibly be more tasteless and shameful than this shit:

The Grey Lady's Bigotry.

In a wonderful August 4 editorial on the Proposition 8 court decision, the New York Times editors explicitly compared Perry v. Schwarzenegger to Loving v. Virginia when they wrote:

It also is a stirring and eloquently reasoned denunciation of all forms of irrational discrimination, the latest link in a chain of pathbreaking decisions that permitted interracial marriages and decriminalized gay sex between consenting adults.

I agree. So here are two questions for the Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor:

  • Why does you countenance support for "irrational discrimination"? Today, Ross Douthat wrote that by "declar[ing] gay marriage to be a fundamental right," the United States is "giving up on one of the great ideas of Western civilization."

  • Would the Times have been justified in running a similarly-reasoned column the week after Loving?

Friday, August 06, 2010

What? Why is Everybody Laughing?

Marty Peretz:

I am as much for understanding and reconciliation as the next man.

Yes, the vaunted editor-in-chief comes out against Park51, or as he calls it, a "Muslim Mosque." Which, fyi, is not far from a Jewish synagogue.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

So Wonderful, on About a Million Different Levels


The day after the Prop 8 decision, Althouse, who supports gay marriage, instructs her readers:

Why not cheer yourself up by thinking about the boost this will give to conservatives in the upcoming election? And leave gay people alone.

The readers, naturally will none of it.

"Nope - sorry. This is bullshit and I will not consider it otherwise."

"But, will gay people leave me alone?"

I've put the rest of this snakepit below the fold...

I'll Take "anti-Christian bias even though both guys are Christian for $1000", Alex?

David Bernstein and Putz play to the rubes:

JEFF JACOBY: Why is it that Mel Gibson is ripped by the media for anti-Semitic statements, and Oliver Stone isn’t?

Well, gee, Mr. Wilson, maybe because one guy hasn't had a hit movie in a decade and nobody gives a shit about him except wingnuts and the other guy is Mel Gibson. I mean, it's not even close:

[to clarify: this graph shows the lifetime gross of each man's movies over the last decade]

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

If By 'The Left' You Mean a Keynote Speaker at the Federalist Society and a Reagan-Appointed Judge... Sure!


In an extremely ironic twist, today America's gay bashers took it in the ass.

TS ADDS: And in a FURTHER ironic twist, the majority of teabaggers are displeased with a gay marriage ruling.

And a Big Old Fuck You to The National Review.

"Justice requires that the lawsuit brought by David Boies and Theodore Olson be laughed out of court."

-- June 20, 2009

(Side note: I'm delighted to see Judge Walker cite Lawrence v. Texas. In his dissent in that case, Scalia warned that the ruling "leaves on pretty shaky grounds state laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples." Yep.)

Lady, You're Not Welcome in Brooklyn Either.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Althouse: "I'm not a Bigot, Just Lazy!"

Ann Althouse is pretty pissed about the LPC's unanimous decision to clear the way for the construction of Park51. And she's "trouble[d]" that The New York Times makes it seem that people like her

just hate (or dislike) Muslims and, for that reason, would deny them the same freedom other religious persons enjoy.

Well, maybe Althouse should grateful! If she's not a bigot, she's either lazy or stupid. Consider her words:

But what should not be lost, in understanding that, is that the owner's freedom means that the owner has a choice. The owner is certainly not required to build a Muslim center and mosque on that site. Because it is a choice, it's not wrong for the community to ask: Why are you making this choice? Why are you doing something that feels so painful to us? The community isn't wrong to plead with the owner to choose to do something else with that property. It's not enough of an answer to say we are doing it because we have a right to do it.

Except, of course, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf and Park51 have been perfectly clear about why. A little paper Althouse has probably never heard of, The New York Times, noted last December that

A presence so close to the World Trade Center, “where a piece of the wreckage fell,” said Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the cleric leading the project, “sends the opposite statement to what happened on 9/11.”

“We want to push back against the extremists,” added Imam Feisal, 61.

Also, Park51 has a mission statement, but I can see how Althouse missed this because it's written in size 24 font. (Remember when Althouse blamed Democrats because she didn't have time to read the hcr bill? This time, she'll probably blame the Times for running an article on Sam Kinison's birthday.)

Open Letter to Hugh Hewitt.

Please stay out of New York's affairs, you pasty hillbilly cunt. And as to this:

I oppose [the Cordoba House] because the land and buildings damaged by the assault are now part of the sacred space of America's great civic religion.

Um, eat me? Yes, Ground Zero is a big ugly hole in the ground, but more importantly, it is a massive piece of real estate. It is not, no matter what our worthless piece-of-shit former mayor says, a 'sacred space'. If it's so sacred, how come you ain't bothered by the prospect of an NYU dorm on the old Deutsche Bank lot (a deal which will dump thousands of drunken little Felicitys into Lower Manhattan) or, worse, a battalion of Condé Nasties tromping across this hallowed ground?

Well golly, I'd hate to speculate.

The Cordoba House is exactly what this city needs. The fact that it's a couple of blocks from the Bush Administration's biggest failure is just gravy.



Monday, August 02, 2010

Where'd you rather live?


TS ADDS: Also too.

Top 5 "Talladega" Lines Tim Pawlenty Won't Touch.

Hilarious loser Tim Pawlenty admits that Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is one of his favorite movies -- but is probably lying! -- and is especially fond of the "red-hot smoking wife" line.

Herewith are a few others Pawlenty probably won't, but should, quote:

"I like to think of Jesus as a mischievous badger."

"Are we about to get it on? Because I'm as hard as a diamond in an ice storm right now."

"I like to picture Jesus as a figure skater."

"I threw a bunch of Grandpa Chip's war medals off the bridge."

"The room's startin to spin real fast... cause of... cause of all the gayness."

Paul Babeu, Not a Nice Person.

You've seen that story, headlined Arizona Sheriff: ‘Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy’? It's a loving CNS profile of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who is, says CNS, "hopping mad at the federal government."

Babeu is a piece of work. He likes appearing on The Political Cesspool, a show which openly supports white supremacy; he pals around with King Truther Alex Jones; and, to top it off, he's got a friend in David Duke.

Drudge probably could have chosen his anti-immigrant posterboy a bit more judiciously. Does it surprise you that Malkin and her lessers are lapping this up? No, I suspect not.

Mendacious Cracker.


NEW YORK TIMES: Prepare Yourself For Social Security’s Failure. So is this the hope, or the change?

Key quote: “One financial planner, who has dual citizenship in the United States and Greece, said he was not taking chances. ‘Having seen what happened in Greece, I feel even more strongly today that I should not count on any Social Security for me and my younger clients,’ said the planner, George Papadopoulos, 43, of Novi, Mich. ‘I will continue to tell clients not to highly rely on Social Security and think of any money coming their way as gravy.’”

Really? I'd say the key quote is this one:

Social Security will, according to the last annual report from its trustees, be able to pay full benefits through 2037. Then, if there are no changes in the program in the meantime, the taxes collected will be enough to pay out only about 75 percent of benefits through 2083.



Put this Erickson classic on a t-shirt and I'd buy it:

Time flies when you’re fighting for freedom.

Fighting for freedom = sending rubber balls to Mitch McConnell, Silly Putty to Kent Williams, and fake dog shit to Earl Pomeroy.