Archive for the ‘Cocktailhag News’ Category

The Stage Is Set For The Duration

Recent items in the news: The commandant of the marine corps said a few days ago U.S. forces will likely be at the “war on terror,” or whatever it’s called now, for a bit longer, maybe another decade.  Or more. The marine leader’s remarks echo those by an obscure defense official overseeing undercover doo doo.  [...]

NO DEATH PENALTY IN MAINE MADAM CASE; HYPOCRISY ALIVE AND WELL

Prostitution in the old Massachusetts Bay Colony (1628-92), which then ran north into southern Maine and included the seaside town of Kennebunk (“So Close, Yet Worlds Away”), was a hanging offense. Times have changed however.  And so on Friday a state judge in Portland accepted a plea deal from alleged Zumba dance madam Alexis Wright [...]

TOP ITALIAN COMEDIANS TO FORM COALITION GOVERNMENT (DARIO FO IS NOT ONE OF THEM)

“Gentlemen, we have run out of money.  It’s time to start thinking.” – Ernest Rutherford, British explorer – quoted sometime after 1910   Political analysts unaffiliated with The Onion suggested Monday that Silvio Berlusconi and upstart challenger Beppe Grillo may have enough votes between them to form a new, coalition government in Italy.  If this [...]

The Long-Lasting Boehner

Call your doctor, America; this Boehner has lasted a lot more than four hours. It was always hard for me to believe that House Republicans, who are if anything more extreme than in the bombastic Newt’s heyday, settled for a colorless ol’ cocktailhag like the Boehner in the first place.  In a party bursting with [...]

The Dangers of Self-Googling

Ah, time flies, whether you’re having fun or not.  I had completely forgotten about the time Zerohedge picked up and ran one of my blog posts, dressed up with some pretty arresting artwork. I’ll try to write something more substantive (and, needless to say, fresh) tomorrow, but in the meantime, maybe you’ll get as big [...]

Bitch Slap

In this rather unbelievable clip, teenage moron and legacy hire Luke Russert asks Nancy Pelosi if she isn’t too much of an old hag (eight years younger than Mitch McConnell) to lead her party.  She starts, quite appropriately, by laughing at him, and calls for the next question.  But then a great thing happens, and [...]

Get me a Bromide, and Put Some Gin In It

Last night I wrote at Firedoglake, with characteristic dismissiveness, about how poor little Ann Romney was sooooo hurt that someone pointed out, correctly, that she’d never worked a day in her life. Boo fucking hoo, and all that. But for the dead-enders of the Republican noise machine, no fainting spell is too fake to repeat [...]

Scorpions For Breakfast (With Gin)

  Credit: Glendale Tribune Seems like that ol’ cocktailhag Governor (!) of Arizona, Jan Brewer has been hitting the bottle again, this time when President Obama was visiting, and managed to make a little scene.  That happens to the best of us, admittedly, but judging by her babbling, incoherent performances every time she’s on television, [...]

Little Men

They’re everywhere – these little men. No tendentious description of the phenomenon is required, nor is a detailed and boring historical context necessary, since they (like the poor) “have always been with us.”   But the sudden “surge” of poseurs, fakers, demagogues, deadbeats, and crooks stands out right now, as our vaunted world economy teeter-totters, [...]

THAT’S THE TICKET

CHNN’s managing editor has been clamoring, seemingly for weeks on end, for something – anything!!! – on Silvio Berlusconi, the 21st century’s first world-class, hair-plugged, near octogenarian diva, major domo buffo – and now! -  criminal defendant, with a prostitution charge stuffed inside a grab bag of official abuse allegations in his capacity as Italian [...]