Archive for January 2010

If you ask me President Meanswell, I will tell (you), stop discriminating NOW!

By Retired Military Patriot (RMP) Barack Obama knows that the U.S. highly discriminatory Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy is archaic, homophobic and morally wrong. Military organizations in Europe and around the world have long since dropped any pretense of believing that an open gay or lesbian in any way threatens the morale and welfare of [...]

The Devil You Know

Watching President Obama’s Q & A with the Republicans Friday, it became starkly plain why entertaining any notion of “bipartisanship” in Washington is so colossally dumb that the very mention of the word ought to bring in a hail of derisive laughter and rotten vegetables.  Bipartisanship, as practiced by the Republicans, means “do what we [...]

GOPers Long-term Strategy to Win November Elections Backfired Big Time Friday

I don’t know if as Chris Mathews believes, that history was made Friday when President Obama challenged the House Republicans at the opening of their two-day caucus retreat. I do know that although it marked another step in the long-term GOPer strategy to win big in November, it marked a huge misstep. When they drew [...]

Journalism, And Its Discontents

There’s a stunning video out of MSNBC’s David Schuster attempting to “interview” bloated righty nutcase Andrew Breitbart about the Teabugger case.  In it, Breitbart plays the broken record, yowling about irrelevant and provably false nonsense so that Schuster can’t get a word in edgewise, repeating phrases over and over in the manner Goebbels helpfully suggested [...]

Nyeah, Nyeah, Nyeah

UPDATED BELOW: Well, I fully expected this to be a rather depressing day, what with the President’s concession speech ahead, but boy, oh, boy, did it turn out differently.  First, Measures 66 and 67 passed by a veritable landslide, at last count 54-46, and a lot of obnoxious rich people will have to make good [...]

As You Sow…

I have to offer a turban tip to Sysprog, who informed me in the last thread that the incomparable James O’Keefe, the twenty-something righty True Believer whose questionably edited “sting” videos of ACORN have already landed him in legal hot water, has struck again.  This time, the adenoidal nincompoop was attempting, with three of his [...]

Now He Tells Us

President Obama, again like his predecessor, was unintentionally honest today, but naturally in a dishonest way.  In an interview with Diane Sawyer, he had either the guts or the gob-smacking boneheadedness, to say this: “I’d rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president,” he told ABC’s “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer [...]

Bird Watching, Or the Other Way Around

I’ve always regarded varmints with suspicion.  While I admire their ability to support themselves, unlike pets, I have had a lot of unpleasantly close encounters with them that I would never want to repeat.  There was the time in high school when I was moving the last of our firewood from the woodpile and brushed [...]

Stuff stuff and the sellers who don’t represent me stuffing my reptilian brain core

At first I was inclined to dismiss this TruthOut post Friday that claimed Madison Avenue geniuses through using the latest brain research could get to my reptilian brain core so that corporations and politicians could use these modern sales techniques to influence my buying and voting patterns. Not my independent brain I told myself. I [...]

The Sun Will Come Out….

There’s a lot of talk right now that the Citizens (!) United decision and the Scott Brown victory might give the Administration the perfect opportunity (or kick in the pants if you prefer) to summon that long lost populist voice, which has been suffering from laryngitis the last year or so, to finally sing an [...]