Archive for October 2010

Divided We Stand

The following towering pile of horseshit was written by Fox News Democrats Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen, and appeared in the WaPoo, under the Fair and Balanced headline, “Our Divisive President, Redux.” (h/t Media Matters.): President Obama’s post-partisan America has disappeared, replaced by the politics of polarization, resentment and division. Genius observation….  any clue as [...]

Daddy Warbuck’s Little Girl

I used to think time was on my side with ol’ Dick Cheney; that that ticker of his couldn’t possibly continue to propel his fetid corpus onto Meet the Press and whatnot, to croak dire threats of the danger of everyone not doing exactly whatever he said, for much longer.  That he was always later [...]

Winning Ugly

I suppose it’s old news now that the Republicans have let slip their inner (or in the case of Rich Iott, outer…) Nazis this election cycle; the “arrest” of a reporter by Joe Miller’s goons, the head-stomper at the Rand Paul “rally,” yesterday’s assault on a young, female protester at a Dino Rossi event show [...]

The Cementheads

From the Oil Spill Commission (OSC), 10/28/10: “We have known for some time that the cement used to secure the production casing and isolate the hydrocarbon zone at the bottom of the Macondo well must have failed in some manner.  That cement should have prevented hydrocarbons from entering the well.” – snip – “We asked [...]

Blind Ambition at the Tea Party

Mitch McConnell had something astonishing to say to the National Journal over the weekend.  He told his interviewer that “retaking the government” was the only real priority of the Republican Party for the next two years.  That’s it.  Unaccountable power, or they take their toys and go home.  Without a trace of embarrassment, the grandmotherly [...]

Bitch Slap from the Grey Lady

John Burns at the New York Times woke up yesterday in a bad mood, after seeing what the Pentagon had so effortlessly helped him hide make its way into print, and went on a mission.  The result is a deeply unprofessional and unintentionally revealing attempt to create a commotion that draws eyes away from the [...]

Come To Papa

Have you ever noticed how many Fox News Democrats are actually, well, Republicans?  Joe Lieberman is perhaps the most famous example, but it’s quite clear that the mediocrities they employ to “balance,” their typically 4-1 right wing “panels” have been sucking the Murdoch tit for so long, they’ve gone native, and their rhetoric sometimes makes [...]

The Pity Party

It looks like we have another flamboyant  entrant to the right-wing Sore Winners’ Circle in that pudgy, conniving Church Lady, Virginia Thomas, whose husband’s life tenure and political omnipotence as a Supreme Court Justice despite lacking any qualifications for that job, isn’t enough for her.  Rather than quietly thanking her lucky stars that the creepy [...]

Fear Itself

Yesterday I found myself, for a split second, succumbing to irrational fear, and it reminded me of the potency of this primal feeling, as well as why Republicans rely on it so much.  It defies logic, it overrides rationality, and it evokes reflexive action out of all proportion to the real world circumstances.  What happened [...]

At Least They Asked

“The concern is that WikiLeaks as an organization should not be made more credible by having credible news organizations facilitate what they’re doing.” –Col. Dave Lapan, Pentagon spokesman (with a straight face…) The Pentagon, which devours about half of the US budget Defending our Freedom, has “asked” the news media if it would refrain from [...]