Archive for August 2010

God to Republicans: STFU

Republicans?  It’s me, God, and I have a little message for you:  Cut it out or you’re going to get a lightning bolt, (and I don’t mean that in a good way, Larry Craig, Ken Mehlman, et al…) Being omniscient and all, I did manage to catch some of your dreadful display of Pharisee-like false [...]

The History Channel

I just finished watching Sarah Palin’s speech at the Fox-sponsored teabagger “rally,” hosted by Glenn Beck on this day to mock and dishonor Martin Luther King, or maybe just because.  They’ve lied quite a bit about that subject, so I’m not going to presume to know the real motive.  The speech was quite weird, and [...]

You Heard it Here First

Further evidence emerged today that the storied Wall Street Journal has well and fully become Fox News, only boring, a process that took even less time than I’d initially thought.  James Taranto typed the following today: “It’s not even Islamophobia, it’s beyond Islamophobia,” Daisy Khan, wife of Ground Zero mosque planner Feisal Abdul Rauf, told [...]

The Bigot’s Ball

Back in 2000, before Republicans had ruined the economy, bankrupted the government, lost two wars, let a huge terror attack occur and an American city drown, they could afford to be, well, civilized.  All that fake talk of “Armies of Compassion” and whatnot has long since dropped by the wayside nowadays, and although Hitlerian scapegoating [...]

Don’t Bet the Farm On It

Today Joe Scarborough emerged, along with Ron Paul, as another lonely Republican opponent of the anti “Ground Zero Mosque” movement, using about the most risible argument I’ve heard so far: (h/t Raw Story) Republicans are going to be embarrassed at the way they’ve opposed a mosque — known as Cordoba House or Park51 — that’s [...]

Quote Of Note From The CHNN B.S. Clean Up Desk

“At the Islamophobia command center, Murdoch’s News Corporation, the hypocrisy is, if anything, thicker.  A recent Wall Street Journal editorial darkly cited unspecified ‘reports’ that Park51 has ‘money coming from Saudi charities or Gulf princes that also fund Wahabi madrassas.’  As Jon Stewart observed, this brand of innuendo could also be applied to News Corp., [...]

Easy Commute

Last week I went to look at a condo recently purchased by some favorite clients, to plan our attack when they take possession next month and to see what the home inspector had to say.  The unit, one of four penthouses on the top (26th) floor, is big, bright, and airy, with two balconies; one [...]

Darwin Doing His Work

Having been in the construction business for over 20 years, I have never seen a more perfect storm hit my industry as the one we’re in now.  The overbuilding, chastened banks, excess supply, frightened homeowners, and mind-boggling paper losses have never happened all at once, and certainly not all across the country, in both the [...]

Thus Spake The Pantload

Jonah Goldberg, author of “Liberal Fascism,” has some “helpful” advice to offer his favorite political punching bags, who all are admittedly much smarter and more qualified than he is, to do things the way he imagines people like that do things, since he clearly doesn’t know any better.  A classic piece of duplicitous, lazy concern-trolling, [...]

Days of Whine and Roses

To any objective observer, i.e. someone not addled by the American Media, it’s difficult to understand why Republicans are still so in love with 9/11, wallowing in it nine years on, like Miss Havisham in Great Expectations.  After all, It wasn’t exactly a high point for them and their stupid ideas.  They’d just “elected” their [...]