Politically Convenient, Indeed

Delving again into the preemptive political inoculation I was talking about yesterday, an infuriating redundancy forced upon me by Rush Limbaugh, who today dismissed a Swastica painted on a black Congressman’s door as too “politically convenient” to be anything but a false flag operation by one of the dang darky’s supporters, and all I can say is that they’re at it again, and more gob-smackingly flagrantly than ever.  You see,  just a few days ago they had conjured up a fictitious “beating” of a black “conservative” (where they found such a thing I’ll never know…) by SEIU “thugs” which resulted in the Clarence Thomas acolyte in question rolling around before the cameras, supposedly wheelchair-bound, to create the image that their opponents were just as bad as they were.  Onrushing events prevented them from vetting the fake story better; the fact that this tawny teabagger had no health insurance and had to set up a fund to pay for his “injuries,” along with widely available video that showed how fake his “beating” story was, placed him instantly in the dump file, and he evaporated faster than cow piss on a hot rock.  To their unchastened minds, the best way to change the subject from this embarrassing marketing error was to posit the ridiculous notion that a real victim of their racist supporters was the same kind of charlatan they’d just trotted out a few days before. Quelle surprise.

Similarly, a group of religious bigots calling themselves “Protect Marriage Washington” in Washington State, taking a page from the successful playbook of the Mormons and the Proposition 8 fanatics in California, who claimed to be tormented by deserved but empty “death threats,” now have whiningly demanded in court that, contrary to state law, the names of their donors be kept secret.  They’re “afraid” that their hateful campaign to ban domestic partnerships, not even marriage, will not only take away their rights (the irony!) but also expose them to the death-dealing wrath of gay people and their supporters, who are obviously not generally known to take guns to political rallies and have no discernible record to support such a addled fear.  Not, I would pointedly add,  like the more metaphorical teabaggers on the right who, as we see every other day, gun down imaginary enemies with thudding regularity.  Still, the indisputably evocative image of God-fearing eyes being clawed out by some rage-filled drag queen’s Lee Nails was enough for the ‘baggers to predictably soil their already overflowing Depends yet again.

There literally seems to be no end to it; the worst possible behavior embarked upon to cynically provoke a response, which is then broadcast far and wide to demonstrate that the perpetrators are the “real” victims, just makes worse and worse behavior and more outlandishly violent rhetoric a startlingly successful political strategy, and despite multiple elections and opinion polls to the contrary, continues to move Overton’s window further right even faster than during the Bush years.  The caution, if you could call it that, of a right wing and its media/think tank minions, formerly utterly devoted to the President when it was Bush, has summarily vanished in the four winds.  Viva la revolucion,  Bubba.

Freedom (from governing)  has for the right really become just another word for nothing left to lose….  Even “terrorizing” political opponents is now acceptable, even desirable, according to Dick Morris on, natch, FOX.  After eight years of denouncing, silencing, and reacting with overbearing repressiveness to any and all political dissent, the right has suddenly become the white version of Che Guevara, minus the idealism.  It’s nothing short of a wonder to behold the breathtaking hypocrisy as well as the jaw-dropping credulity and memory loss of the media “reporting” on it.  Had I not witnessed it, I would be hesitant to pitch it as fiction.

The band plays on, but the tune has gotten more and more disturbing. Welcome to the post-Bush era we were once craving.  Another triumph of Hope over experience.


  1. rmp says:

    I feel your frustration and appreciate that you keep focusing on the town hellions. My Repug congresswoman who was a rubber stamp for Bush even though she claims to be moderate held a town hall today that we loaded up with Dems even though it was short notice. I couldn’t go because I had to travel into Chicago and train a woman who took over one of my last job duties, parenting workshops.

    Catch how a Brit businessman makes Judy blush red by speaking the truth.

    Judy Biggert (R-IL-13) HAS Town Hall Meeting! w/photos

    Also there was an excellent explanation in HuffPo of the Repugs use of the Overton Window.

    Why the National Debate is Still Conducted on the Right’s Terms

    • Meremark says:

      I am very sorry, CH, swamping your blog this way. Let me blame it on having a FURY HERE day. And on the intersection of piddling Chicago news where it ought to be storming, (rmp, I luv ya’, man), joined by any sort of writer’s clog despairing of ‘no news in sight’ WHEN TREASON IS NOW CREDIBLY CHARGED in sworn-oath deposition NAMING ILLINOIS’ Congressional Delegation and emeritus parts such as Hastert, Blagoyevich, Emanuel and OBAMA ! ! !

      Please, people, please please pleeeeze MORE people, read up on Wayne Madsen, the friggin’ BEST investigative journalism reporting going on, ex-NSA, paragon of conscience, rolodex to die for and, in fact, marked by unlawful Powers That Be marksmen of that, for reporting truths, if ever he slips up meeting the wrong ‘source contact’ in the wrong place one time.

      WayneMadsenReport.COM = ‘WMR’ It’s thirty bucks a year subscription and, hell, you’d have money left over the first month if you’d cancel your cable tv … and why not?, there is never ever ever going to be News, in fact, to see in sight on cable tv. everybody knows that.

      August 8-9, 2009 — BREAKING NEWS. SPECIAL REPORT. Turkish government blackmailed sitting member of House of Representatives

      Ohio Election Commission officials and lawyers representing Ohio Democratic House of Representatives candidate David Krikorian and incumbent Ohio Republican Representative Jean Schmidt heard testimony Saturday morning and afternoon from former FBI Turkish and Farsi translator Sibel Edmonds in a case brought against Krikorian by incumbent Republican Representative Jean Schmidt. Schmidt alleges in her complaint to the commission that Krikorian made “false statements” in his 2008 independent race against Schmidt. The commission subpoenaed Edmonds in the case, Schmidt v. Krikorian and the deposition was held at the offices of the National Whistleblowers Legal Defense and Education Fund in Georgetown, Washington, DC.

      According to sources attending the deposition, Edmonds testified that while she was working as a translator for the FBI she was aware of bribes being made by the Turkish government to elected and former members of Congress, as well as senior officials of the executive branch, including the Department of State.

      The Eric Holder Justice Department attempted to block Edmonds’s testimony and said it considered the subpoenaed testimony by the Ohio Election Commission to be void since it was conducted in the District of Columbia and not Ohio. However, no Justice Department or FBI representatives attended the deposition by Edmonds as had been previously expected. Edmonds has been blocked from revealing the nature of the Turkish espionage and bribery ring by a State Secret gag order that was imposed by Attorney General John Ashcroft. There is uncertainty as to whether the Holder Justice Department will block release of Edmonds’s testimony transcript and video.

      After Edmonds was fired from her FBI job after she complained to her superiors about Turkish intelligence infiltration of the translation branch of the bureau, she was exonerated in a report by the FBI’s Inspector General. Her allegations were also supported by senior members of the U.S. Senate.

      Edmonds’s testimony under oath revealed that the American Turkish Council (ATC), which has been cited by a number of informed observers as a sister organization of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), paid bribes to a number of members of the House of Representatives in return for opposing the Armenian genocide resolution as well as providing other legislative assistance to Turkish special interests. Other Turkish organization in the United States named in the bribery scandal is the Assembly of Turkish American Assoiactions (ATAA).

      WMR has learned that attorneys for Schmidt objected to most of Edmonds’s statements.

      Named as recipients of Turkish government bribes are, in addition to Schmidt, former House Speakers Dennis Hastert (R-IL), Dick Gephardt (D-MO), and brief House Speaker Robert Livingston (R-LA), as well as Representative Dan Burton (R-IN) and former Representative Stephen Solarz (D-NY). Also named are Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Adviser under George H. W. Bush and Gerald Ford and former George W. Bush State Department Political Undersecretary Marc Grossman.

      Edmonds’s testimony also dealt with the involvement of the Rand Corporation with the Turkish espionage and bribery operations in the United States. Edmonds’s testimony also dealt with Turkish and Israeli joint operations to engage in smuggling nuclear technology from the United States. In particular, the Turkish espionage and influence-peddling ring was heavily involved in the Bush White House “outing” the covert identities of CIA counterproliferation officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates non-official CIA cover firm. WMR has learned from another informed source that the nuclear smuggling operations also involved Israel PhD students at American universities and research firms.

      The Turkish operations also involved the U.S. corporate media, which was pressured by the Turkish organizations not to cover the Armenian genocide issue.

      Krikorian, in a statement during a break in the deposition, said that based on what he heard, such criminality “should not be tolerated in the land of the free and home of the brave,” adding that what he heard constitutes “high crimes against the U.S. government.”

      Perhaps the most explosive part of the deposition involved the Turkish government being engaged in a sexual blackmail operation against a sitting member of the House of Representative. In what the FBI termed a “hooking process,” an ATC female operative enticed a female member of the House into a lesbian sexual encounter at a Washington, DC townhouse. A Turkish intelligence surveillance team had placed surveillance bugs throughout the townhouse, including the bedroom and captured the lesbian tryst on tape, according to Edmonds’s testimony. To ensure the surveillance team successfully completed its technical surveillance operation, another Turkish operational team was present outside the townhouse to make sure the surveillance team carried out its task.

      After the surveillance recordings were made known to the House member, she changed her support for the Armenian genocide resolution and announced her opposition to it.

      The identity of the House member in question was not revealed during the deposition by Edmonds. However, WMR has learned from another informed source that it is Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a strong supporter of AIPAC and Israel and a close political ally of President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

      The first sexual encounter between Schakowsky and the Turkish lesbian prostitute reportedly occurred at a vulnerable time for Schakowsky, just after her mother’s death. The first sexual encounter was followed by numerous others, according to U.S. law enforcement sources.

      To her credit, Schakowsky has been a vocal opponent of private military contractors and the lack of government oversight of their activities, especially in Latin American and Iraq.

      Informed Ohio political sources report that Schmidt’s complaint against Krikorian has resulted in unforeseen “blow-back” with the Edmonds testimony and that Schmidt is under significant pressure to drop her complaint against Krikorian lest more damaging information is revealed about members of both the Republican and Democratic parties.

      Schakowsky is a Chief Democratic Deputy Whip in the House and a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. She is married with grown children and was mentioned as a possible replacement to fill Obama’s Illinois Senate seat. She has also been mentioned as a possible Senate candidate in 2010 to replace tainted Senator Roland Burris.

      The revelations about Schakowsky will not come as good news to Democrats in Illinois, already buffeted by scandals involving indicted and impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich and ethics issues involving Burris, Obama’s replacement in the Senate. However, the Turkish bribery scandal is bipartisan with Hastert also implicated in bribe taking.

      That’s one.

      August 10, 2009 — SPECIAL REPORT. The Congresswoman and the Turkish Lobby sexual blackmail ring

      [WMR is publishing its 10 August issue a day earlier because of the breaking nature over the weekend of the story involving the American Turkish Council blackmail of Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence].

      WMR previously reported that Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a close ally of President Barack Obama and his chief of staff, former Representative Rahm Emanuel, who, like Schakowsky, represented a Chicago district, was sexually blackmailed by a lesbian prostitute who worked for the American Turkish Council (ATC).

      The ATC and its affiliated Turkish government lobbying organizations were cited by former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds in her deposition in an Ohio Election Commission complaint filed by Representative Jean Schmidt (R-OH) against her 2008 opponent, David Krikorian, over statements by Krikorian that Schmidt received financial support from the Turkish lobby in the United States. Edmonds was subpoenaed for a deposition in the case in support of Krikorian’s allegations that the Turkish Lobby has wielded tremendous influence over U.S. policymakers like Schmidt in Congress. After raising objections to Edmonds’s testimony, pursuant to a state secret gag order imposed by then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, neither the Justice Department nor the FBI moved to block Edmonds’s statements at her deposition on August 8 in Washington, DC.

      WMR has received additional confirmation from a high-level Congressional source that Schakowsky regularly engaged in a lesbian sexual tryst at a Washington DC townhouse with a female employee of the ATC. WMR previously reported that law enforcement sources told us that the tryst location was bugged by a Turkish surveillance team that recorded the encounters. The recordings were later used to blackmail Schakowsky into backing away from supporting Armenian genocide resolution initiatives in the House. The surveillance operation was so complex, a second surveillance team monitored the primary team to ensure the bugging devices were properly installed before what the FBI called the “hooking process” commenced.

      WMR has obtained from a law enforcement source the first name of the ATC employee but we are withholding it from release to protect the privacy of someone who may have been forced into the prostitution situation by Turkish intelligence officers.

      WMR has been informed that another Democratic member of the House was contacted in 2006 by a controversial web journalist who ostensibly represents the “progressive” community and who is a competitor of WMR. The journalist inquired as to whether the member had heard anything about Schakowsky having a lesbian affair with a possible foreign intelligence operative. The member replied no but would ask Schakowsky in private about it during their next meeting. The member met with Schakowsky in the Chicago Democrat’s House office and stated: “Jan, you know sometimes that in our position we are often put into the position of doing things that we normally would not do.”

      Upon hearing that, Schakowsky appeared to understand what was being intimated and she threw her head back and became very upset. Schakowsky then replied that she did not care about the situation because she was “getting in good with the leadership.” At the time, Dennis Hastert, who was also alleged to have received bribes from the Turkish Lobby, was Speaker of the House.

      The latest information received by WMR appears to indicate that Hastert was well aware of the sexual blackmail by Turkish intelligence agents being used against Schakowsky and that he approved of it.

      The House member who was contacted by the journalist later told the journalist that Schakowsky had been contacted and that “she seemed to understand the issue and was quite upset about it,” adding she “tried to get in with the leadership.” The journalist, who is supportive of Israeli policies, never revealed Schakowsky’s name but appeared to be involved in a fishing expedition to see what other members of the House knew about Schakowsky’s situation at the time.

      The member was appalled at Schakowsky’s explanation because the member considered her to be a “soul mate” on issues ranging from opposition to the Iraq war — Schakowsky had opposed the Iraq War Resolution — to private military contractors and U.S. Israeli policy. Schakowsky was a founding member of the Out-of-Iraq Caucus.

      The member stated that after the encounter over the “lesbian” issue, Schakowsky
      “went quiet” on all her signature issues, including her vocal opposition to the role of private military contractors, adding that she became very hawkish in support of Israel.

      The member felt that Schakowsky was “set up” by the Turkish Lobby, working in concert with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), to “control her.” The member also said that Schakowsky noticeably “backed off” many issues, including the role of private military companies.

      In January 2007, after the Democrats captured the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Schakowsky to be a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. Currently, Schakowsky is chair of the House Select Committee on Intelligence’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations — which puts her in a conflict-of-interest in investigating Turkish and related Israeli intelligence penetration of the FBI and State Department, as stated under oath by Edmonds, and the paying of bribes by Turkish government interests to current and former members of Congress.

      WMR has also learned from congressional sources that Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was aware of Schakowsky’s “problems” and that he resisted pressure from Obama and Emanuel to appoint Schakowsky to Obama’s vacant Senate seat. When Blagojevich signaled he was going to appoint someone other than Schakowsky to the seat, the joint Israeli and Turkish lobbies, in addition to Emanuel, arranged for U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald to receive a green light to arrest Blagojevich even before any federal corruption indictments were handed down by a grand jury. Blagojevich was later impeached by the Illinois House and removed from office by the state senate. An indictment on multiple counts was later handed down by a federal grand jury.

      WMR has previously reported that Fitzgerald dragged his feet on the investigation of the leak by the Bush White House of the covert identities of CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson and her Brewster Jennings & Associates cover firm. Fitzgerald, WMR is told, was trying to limit damaging exposure to the nuclear smuggling operation that involved the Turkish and Israeli Lobbies and Turkish MIT and Israeli Mossad intelligence operations. Mrs. Wilson and her team were apparently narrowing in on the Turks and Israelis in nuclear smuggling around the world. The key U.S. government players in outing Brewster Jennings were named by Edmonds in her deposition.

      That’s two.

      August 12, 2009 — Schakowsky’s son-in-law dead in snorkeling accident

      Representative Jan Schakowsky’s son-in-law Michael McLaughlin, 38, died on August 9 while vacationing with his wife Lauren Creamer, the daughter of Schakowsky’s husband Richard Creamer with his first wife. Schakowsky and her husband Richard Creamer were also present in Tulum, Mexico when the accident occurred.

      According to today’s Chicago Tribune, a local coroner said that McLaughlin died of asphixiation while snorkeling.

      The news involving Schakowsky’s son-in-law happened after the congresswoman was identified in a WMR exclusive as being subjected to a Turkish intelligence lesbian sexual blackmail operation involving Schakowsky and a female employee of a Turkish government-run organization in Washington, DC. The information was provided to WMR by federal law enforcement and congressional sources.

      Since our report, WMR has been subjected to a barrage of criticism from usual suspected web sources linked umbilically to the Israel Lobby in the United States. Former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds’s testimony in a deposition on August 8 identified the Israeli Lobby as a close partner of the Turkish Lobby in Washington. In fact, the American Turkish Council has been called a “sister organization” to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

      Schakowsky, who represents a Chicago district, is a close ally of Chicago’s own President Barack Obama and White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

      That’s three. From Wayne Madsen. Premium top-shelf stuff. Then there is this from BradBlog.com where Brad Friedman also compiles original, investigative reporting (no subscription, free). This being interview material in Brad’s conversations with Sibel Edmonds during and after her deposition testimony.

      By Brad Friedman on 8/8/2009 8:51AM LIVE BLOG: Deposition of Sibel Edmonds Completed, DoJ a ‘No Show,’ Bombshells Under Oath

      Here comes a bombshell or two…

      [Brad writing] At the venue, Edmonds said that she named names and details on all of the Congress members noted on her “State Secrets Gallery” page. And then some.

      She said she told them about “Mr. [Marc] Grossman and Brewster Jennings…And the real story about them, not the crap they got from the media.”

      I was unable to follow up that statement with a question, before she got into a cab, but was able to track her down on her cell thereafter.

      First, I asked if she specified whether the sitting bi-sexual, married Congresswoman who had been taped sleeping with a woman, without knowing, and then bribed by Turkish interests with the tape, to vote against the Armenian Genocide resolution had been a Democrat or a Republican. She said she is a Democrat, and that she testified to that during her deposition. (See Krikorian’s long statement above for more details on that woman.)

      Second, I asked about the “real” story on Brewster Jennings, as opposed to the “crap…from the media” as she mentioned at the venue.

      “Basically,” she said, “I told them how [third-ranking State Dept. official in the Bush Admin and former Ambassador to Turkey] Marc Grossman disclosed” that Brewster Jennings was a CIA front company to the target of an FBI investigation. “And it was under oath and that some lives may have been lost.”

      “Novak has nothing to do with it. Wilson has nothing to do with it. Valerie Plame has nothing to do with it. The whole operation has to do with something totally different and it had to do with the American Turkish Council and the Turkish clients who were about to hire Brewster Jennings as an analyst … and Grossman found out about it, and tipped off his diplomatic contact who was a target of the FBI counter-intelligence, and that person notified the ISI [Pakistani intelligence agency], etc.”

      She says that Brewster Jenning was then “dismantled as soon as the FBI notified the CIA,” after which “FBI requested CIA to do a damage assessment, to see if lives would be lost.”

      All of this, she re-iterated, was “long before, three years before,” Novak outed Valerie Plame as a CIA operative in his newspaper column.

      Brewster Jennings was “absolutely” dismantled in August of 2001.

      “Grossman and [Richard] Armitage, they are the only two people involved. Later on Cheney and his people may have used it, but it had nothing to do with those other things, [Brewster Jennings] was completely destroyed and gone by the summer of 2001.”

      For those not fully up on Edmonds’ story, her job at the FBI was to listen to wiretaps in the counter-intel department, to translate foreign targets caught on those taps. Presumably, that’s where her details on the destruction of Brewster Jennings comes from. She was hired by the agency shortly after 9/11.

      Bombshell enough for ya? Let’s see if anyone in the corporate media bothers to agree, and/or pick up on this — now that it’s officially “on the record” and, as Edmonds took pains to point out: under oath!

      Here endeth today’s live-blogging session. …

      That‘s what I call news. It is NOT on mainstream media. It is NOT in newswire newspapers. It is NOT on Jon Stewart. It is NOT on the radar screen of public awareness of TREASON in Congress. KPOJ’s Carl and Christine, not Thom Hartmann for that matter, did NOT ask Blumenauer about any of it during ONE HOUR ‘face time’ this morning (Thursday).

      Why The Freak NOT???

      FORGET the foolass LOOO-ZZZZERR MOBSters going batsh!t in front of cameras at ‘town hall meetings.’ They are NObodies.

      Who knew Congresspersons are being blackmailed, and When did they know it?

      I’m very sorry, CH, you may delete this, and that’s okay, if you’d rather not see it. I’m just having a FURY HERE day. … and your blog is so good, so well attended, it gives me vent to the WHOLE FCKING fifty STATES. Thank you and good night, I’m going to live music now and dance until I drip with sweat.

  2. cocktailhag says:

    GMTA, RMP… Reading both of those was what prompted me to write. (I got home later than usual from work and frantically read everything in sight trying to come up with an idea…) Daily blogging is a lot more demanding than I’d ever imagined. but so necessary. Your news leads always help.

  3. Karen M says:

    I had to explain teabagging today ‘Hag…

  4. Karen M says:

    In further news, I considered going to a health care town hall meeting, but decided not to, given all of the discussion this week about armed protestors attending these meetings, the flagrant misuse of tasers, and the fact that PA is such a pro-gun state.

    I saw a little of it before-hand on a local news station and the line to get it was around a city block. Most likely, there will be something from Sestak’s office in my email about it today (Thursday.

  5. harpie says:

    Scarier and scarier is all I can say. :-/
    I admire how you’re on top of this, Hag.
    [I guess the Drink helps. ;-) ]

    • cocktailhag says:

      Thanks, Harpie…. my liver’s going to have a tough four years, it seems. “Changing the tone” seems to be the goal only when the righties are in power.

  6. retzilian says:

    Still, the indisputably evocative image of God-fearing eyes being clawed out by some rage-filled drag queen’s Lee Nails was enough for the ‘baggers to predictably soil their already overflowing Depends yet again.

    Hey. Those nails might be real. He might just have grown his own.

  7. retzilian says:

    (Just messin’ wif ya)…All I can say is WOW. Just WOW. It goes to show you how much real money is involved in the health care industry, not that we didn’t already know that, but this demonstrates some SERIOUS power. It’s been obvious that the media was long ago bought and sold to the corporations, but to have a minority party with fewer than 28% of the electorate garner this much power, publicity and PR is quite revealing. I’m not sure it will do much good when it comes to the bill getting passed, but it sure makes for good reality TeeBee.

    Keep in mind it’s a big distraction from the things that are more frightening – our continued presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, the constantly updated revelations about torture, war crimes, Blackwater and CIA-sanctioned murrrder. The financial industry reaping huge profits while millions remain unemployed.

    This is a false-flag operation – but not what Rush thinks.

    • cocktailhag says:

      As far as TV goes, remember when pharma wasn’t even allowed to advertise, except to doctors? Now drug ads are half of their ad revenue. Big surprise which side they’re on.

  8. timothy3 says:

    Hag, you have a velvety love of language that I appreciate. This line,

    “Rush Limbaugh, who today dismissed a Swastica painted on a black Congressman’s door as too ‘politically convenient’ to be anything but a false flag operation by one of the dang darky’s supporters”

    made me laugh–not because it’s funny–but because these asses declare things like “false flag operation” on anything they don’t like.
    It’s very strange; a conspiracy is the thing that happens when you don’t like what’s happening. But conspiracy becomes “policy,” a thing that’s normative and proper when you agree with it.
    Humanity. Lucky us.

  9. The Heel says:

    I had a nasty smile when I read the definition of the Verb “to teabag”

    Verb – to teabag (third-person singular simple present teabags, present participle teabagging, simple past and past participle teabagged)

    1. (transitive, slang) To lower one’s testicles into the mouth of another person, or onto the face or head of another person.

    That is hilarious. Did you guys know that? Please share, in particular with the right wingers you may be in touch with ;)


    • cocktailhag says:

      You just found that out, Heel? My nephews are evidently more hip than you, not to mention Karen.

      • The Heel says:

        Well, I am sorry to have missed out on such cultural gems as “teabagging” and I remember you have quite hip nephews. How old are the little shits, now?

        They aren’t teabaggers, yet, are they? If so I hope they are teabagging the right way – or should I say the right people? ;)

        In any case will I never be able to look at old fart Reps the same way again, when those claim to be “teabaggers”. Sorry just in a silly mood….

        • cocktailhag says:

          I’m not sure whether they are; the oldest will be 16 in November, with the other 2 1/2 years behind, but they’re probably more talk than action, a condition I’m sure you remember from your youth. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not.

  10. The Heel says:

    Jeeze Luise, 16!
    It was yesterday when we had them over with our mothers for some holiday dinner we fixed. They were toddlers.
    While I am definitely familiar with the condition you describe, I must say that I learned early enough that a lot of talk tends to be a sign of little action. So I kept the bragging down. Didn’t lead to more action either :(

    Now I am waiting for that darn midlife crisis to kick in. Maybe I can get a Camaro and a 19 year old girlfriend and play catch up…

    Although the teabagging doesn’t seem to get ot of my mind (who woudl Jesus teabag?):


  11. Your site was extremely interesting, especially since I was searching for thoughts on this subject last Thursday.

    I’m Out! :)