Frequent commenter John Sundman’s got a project as could use some help. In it you’ll find the stuff of all great thrillers: conspiracy, duplicity, double-crosses, dispensational Christian fascism, misunderstandings, confusions, car crashes, megalomaniacal villains (in and out of government), explosions, gunplay, Russian Mafias, neuroscience, coincidence, mysterious islands not far from Cape Cod, information theory, disease cowboys in Central Africa looking for the cause of Lassa Fever in the 1970’s, Jane’s Addiction, Mission of Burma, love, regret, remorse, nostalgia and sex. A. —– Continue reading Going For My Merit Badge in Crack Dealing
I usually like Halloween but this year I’m not feeling it. That’s a pity considering that I live in the capital of costuming. My friend Wendy showed up at the shop today in zombie makeup. She looked more lively than me, actually. In a feeble attempt to muster a bit of Halloween spirit here’s a, uh, spirited version by Crowded House ofSister Madly live at the Sydney Opera House. Rumor has it that Sister Madly wakes up the dead. Do I believe it? Probably not but it’s more plausible thatdemons inhabiting fun sized Snickers: Continue reading Boo from Crowded House
Post away. A. Continue reading Saturday Blogwhoring Thread
Puck made himself a shoebox bed the other day. The box was what I used to put all their toys in, but he hauled each toy out, then dragged in a blanket and next time I looked he’d taken up residence: A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging
Oh, my God, you guys, the forums at gop.com are comedy gold.Here’s a thread advocating increasing black GOP turnout in the South. Comment number FOUR: The Republican Party needs to be honest about Abe Lincoln and stop pretending that he was worthy of respect. Lincoln was a white supremacist who once proposed sending blacks off to their own colony. For more information on Lincoln and racism, read the free chapter (chapter 6) posted online from Judge Andrew Napolitano’s newest book, Dred Scott’s Revenge.http://www.judgenap.com/dsr6.pdf Most southerners did not own slaves. The Civil War wasprimarily about state sovereignty, not slavery. Lincoln was … Continue reading It’s Better Than Mike Huckabee’s MySpace Friends!
About halfway throughlast night’s three-hour festival of awesome known as HOLY HELL THAT’S LEONARD COHEN I MEAN LIKE RIGHT THERE MAN, I leaned over to Mr. A, who was putting up with my fangirling in admirable if slightly bemused fashion, and told him, “try assuming that all the songs are about vampires.” Hopefully that helped. I don’t know a whole lot about music. I can’t impress anyone at parties with my obscure band cred or encyclopedic knowledge. I don’t usually go to a show knowing the entire set list, or all the lyrics, or have a story in my head … Continue reading Who by High Ordeal / Who by Common Trial
Bill Donohue is upset! HBO’s hit series “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has pushed the comedic envelope for many years, but what happened in Sunday’s episode was so disgraceful it’s already received comment from the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue. Wow! It’s already received comment from someone whose entire job is being pissed off at stuff that disrespects Teh Jeebus. It must be pretty hard to get his attention. Things must have to be pretty catastrophic for Bill to get involved. I mean, last time anybody took serious notice he was comparing gay marriage to being incarcerated in a mental institution, as well … Continue reading Oooh, Scary
Holy Joe Lieberman was the front runner until I heard something disturbing fromGlenn Greenwaldon teevee about Senator Evan Bayh, which makes him this weeks malaka. Not only is the Hoople-headed Hoosierthreatening to join a filibuster, It turns out that the Bayhs, via the Senator’s wife Susan, have afinancial stake in maintaining the health care status quo: He’s worried aloud that any public option would be a nod to socialism and counter to his principles as a fiscal conservative. When pressed on the issue, he’s said he’s simply a vessel reflecting the views of hisIndiana constituents. Yet Bayh, who until very … Continue reading Malaka Of The Week: Evan Bayh
That overgrown kitten Della Street has been cruising for a bruising this week: knocking over books and climbing ladders. We had some work done recently, which is one reason the room is a disaster area. The other is that we have too many frakking books and not enough book cases. Big Brother Oscar was worried about his kid sister and came to investigate. He’s easily confused, so he thought she’d become the only liberal ladder day saint not named Udall. When he was informed that she’d merely climbed a ladder,he resumed licking himself. Photos by Dr. A. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Della The Daredevil
South Carolina, where people keep sex toys in their cars “just in case:” Because you never know when you might be passing through some graveyard, just, you know, minding your own business, looking at the graves or whatever, when SUDDENLY: some chick, who I don’t know if she’s a hooker or what but she didn’t ask ME for any money, just totally jumps your bone. You gotta have your kit on hand, man, for emergencies like this one. What does a South Carolina sex toy look like, anyway? A wind-up mechanical kangaroo that punches you in the junk? “Corning is … Continue reading You Just Knew This Would Be a Thread of Win
No, REALLY: The primary reason our womenfolk are at war with the looming spectre of the nanny state is because you can’t buy Jimmy Choos in a socialist paradise. The only sensible footwear you’ll find in a right-wing woman’s closet are the Nike cross-trainers that go with her gym membership. Everything else has a three-inch heel. Minimum. Left-wing drabs recycle. Right-wing women shop — and the government measures how much they shop every month to find out whether we’re still in a recession. Basically, the world economy depends on right-wing women buying shoes. You never hear a right-wing woman break … Continue reading ‘Come for the Culture War … Stay for the Chicks’
In a sign of how far right the GOP has moved, legendary fantasist, liar and douchebag, Oliver North is advisingHouse Goopers on Afghanistan. I wonder if he’ll suggest sending bibles to Karzai’s brother instead of CIA lucre. I’ve *never* understood, the Ollie North cult amongst the wingnuts; especially because the Reagans *both* repudiated everything he claimed about his relationship with Ronnie. I guess the Reagan cult is like everything else on the far right: they pick what they like and disregard the rest. Sheesh… Continue reading Say What?
Every time I think Republicans in Congress can’t get any pettier … For the past week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office has been looking for a Republican co-sponsor for an utterly non-controversial resolution honoring the legacy and role of Hispanic media. None came, his office confirms. A. Continue reading Wow. Just Wow.
Oh, HELL no: On Monday, we reported on the House GOP’s plansto target AARP in the health care reform debate. Republican leaders say AARP is supporting changes to the Medicare system included in Democratic health care reform bills because they would result in more sales of AARP-branded insurance. They claim that “backroom deals” between executives of the AARP and Democratic leadership — deals the GOP say are designed to protect the executives’ high salaries — led to the group’s pro-Medicare reform stance. Yesterday, the message gained traction among the right wing commentariat. AARP flatly denies the claims and says it’s … Continue reading Department of I Would Love to See You Bitches Try It
FromAlbum3 …on your motivational speaking tour. And maybe subtitle it with something like, “And then Pass ALL the Problems You Created on to Your Successor.” Continue reading How About a Book to Hawk…
I think these would make lovely stocking stuffers for someone… BSG Little Frakkers, viaThink Geek —– Continue reading Pssssst, Mr. A…
Poor, pitiful dude: TAOS, N.M. – Larry Whitten marched into thisnorthern New Mexico town in late July on a mission: resurrect a failing hotel. The tough-talking former Marine immediately laid down some new rules. Among them, he forbade the Hispanic workers at the run-down, Southwestern adobe-style hotel from speaking Spanish in his presence (he thought they’d be talking about him), and ordered some to Anglicize their names. No more Martin (Mahr-TEEN). It was plain-old Martin. No more Marcos. Now it would be Mark. Whitten’s management style had worked for him as he’s turned around other distressed hotels he bought in … Continue reading Why Can’t I Be a Racist Fuckwad? Why, Mommy?
Dateline:Monte Cassino, in the year of our lord, 583 At left, a Benedictine monk at work–but for how much longer? Abbot Bonitus of the monastery of Monte Cassino is one of a growing number of abbots questioning the wisdom of teaching writing in this modern world.“There just aren’t that many jobs out there for people who can write any more.After all, who’s going to hire a scribe when there’s no one to read what he writes?” Graduates of the Monte Cassino school are finding it difficult to get work.Brother Godulf of Saxony has been sending out resumes for months.“How am … Continue reading Is Writing Dead?
…but it’s hard to argue with Paul Begala who is the latest to call him Traitor Joe:blockquote> It’s journalistic shorthand to note a politician’s party identification and state after his or her name. For example: Jane Doe (D-NY). And so Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is identified as (I-CT). But the “I” does not stand for “Independent.” It stands for “Insurance Industry.” Lieberman says he will join a Republican filibuster against President Obama’s health-insurance reforms. You could see this coming from a mile away—actually from 15 years away. In 1993 and 94, Lieberman consistently opposed President Clinton’s reform bill—which did not … Continue reading I Still Call Him Holy Joe…
Not only does it refuse to go away, but thenational controversy over Texas governor Rick Perry’s alleged mishandling of the clemency report and subsequent execution of Cameron Todd Willingham keeps growing. While he may blame this all he wants to on liberal politics in an election year, it’s Perry’s own fault. Most recently, for example, heousted three of nine members of the state Forensic Science Commission(including its chairman) just two days before their long-awaited review of a new report on the arson investigation that led to Willingham’s conviction. Former chair Sam Bassett, replaced with a cherry-picked hardline conservative prosecutor, later … Continue reading Well, this will be interesting
Now I’ve heard everything: Washington Wizards forward Caron Butler has bravely gone where no NBA player has gone before.He’s admitted to being addicted to<drum roll> Mountain Dew.That’s right, that super sweet, super nasty, super caffeinated soft drink, which is also used as paint thinner in remote areas around the globe. Not only that but Butler has broken out in a very strange rash: Continue reading News Of The Weird: Hoops Edition
Someone else notices: Doing worse doesn’t mean doing badly. Until recently, many newspapers had profit margins exceeding 30%. By 2008, the industry’s average margin had fallen to the mid-teens. The speed and magnitude of this decline have resulted in wrenching changes in the way these historically stable businesses must operate. The continuing drama shouldn’t distract from real earnings power. Many newspapers still have almost double the profitability of other media sectors, such as movies, music and books — which have long struggled to achieve margins of even 10%. The article goes on to explore the ways in which various newspaper … Continue reading Thank You
Made of real Americans? A. Continue reading American Meat
As you may have noticed, I’m not big on uplift: sappy greeting cards leave me cold and I avoid any movie that’s advertised as a “feel good” film. I’ve also never understood the whole motivational speaking seminar thing. Dale Carnegie may have made friends and influenced people but that greasy Rotarian bastard left me cold. The spirit of Dale Fucking Carnegie is still abroad in the land: disgraced former PresidentGeorge W. Bush got on his hind legs yesterday and delivered a “motivational” speech in Dallas.Organizers are glad to have President Beavis in Texas but not outside of the Lone Star … Continue reading Get Motivated
Motherfuckers: Carving orange pumpkins sounds like a pretty fitting way to ring in the season. You know what else does? Performing a all-gourd reenactment of an episode ofDifferent Strokes—specifically the one when Arnold and Dudley experience a disturbing brush with sexual molestation. Well, this shit just got real, didn’t it? Felonies and gourds have one very important commonality: they’re both extremely fucking real. Sorry if that’s upsetting, but I’m not doing you any favors by shielding you from this anymore. The next thing I’m going to do is carve one of the longer gourds into a perfect replica of the … Continue reading It’s Decorative Gourd Season!
Burnt Orange Report: Apparently, the opt-out will require a 2/3 vote of the state legislature, with the governor able to veto an opt-out. We don’t have a link for this yet, but that’s what folks close to the process are suggesting toBurnt Orange Report. Under this scenario, Texans would be able to participate in the public option (if they qualify) in 2013. Legislatures would then have to intentionally deny their constituents insurance by opting them out of the public option. Importantly, statesCANNOT opt out of the consumer reforms that will lower costs, prevent rescission, and stop insurers from denying you … Continue reading Opting Out
The Wonkette commenters point out something I hadn’t considered: If Obama was to be photographed in social settings with female aides without his wife present, what would Jake Tapper and all his fellow pundit/reporters say then? A. Continue reading About Yesterday’s Most Important Story
I’ve spend a lot of time over the last 4 years mocking my local daily paper, the New Orleans Times-Picayune. I met one of their best reporters a few years ago and told him about my blog. He said: “We at the Times-Pravda are well aware of your work.” I called them that because of the Picayune’s tendency to let its editorial views leak into the news hole. They’ve always had sacred cows among the Gret Stet’s pols: the current one, approrpriately enough is Governor PBJ, boy exorcist and former Hindu. Mayor Nagin used to be on the paper’s de … Continue reading NOLA Notes: James Gill On Ray Nagin
Good morning, everyone!
Well, like a loose tooth that you can’t keep your tongue off of, I can’t help ogling the trainwreck that is Orly Taitz.
Arianna Huffington’s evil twin has been taking her share of lumps lately, and Free Republic, which once had a multitude of threads on her every day (and hotlinks to them at the top of each page), has mostly had enough.
Belatedly, it’s dawning on them that not only have they been had, but been made to look ridiculous in the bargain. Me? I’m loving it!
Here’s where it all started to go wrong:
Posted onWednesday, September 16, 2009 11:48:30 AM byvikk
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land today tossed out a complaint by
an Army captain fighting deployment to Iraq by questioning the
legitimacy of President Barack Obama.
Land also put attorney
Orly Taitz, who represents Capt. Connie Rhodes and is a leader in the
national “birther” movement, on notice by stating that she could face
sanctions if she ever files a similar “frivolous” lawsuit in his court.
“(Rhodes) has presented no credible evidence and has made no
reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory
allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve
as president of the United States,” Land states in his order. “Instead,
she uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric,
such as her claims that the president is ‘an illegal usurper, an
unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter.'”
who filed her complaint Sept. 4 in the Columbus Division of U.S.
District Court, argued that some facts point to Obama not being
naturalized or possibly an illegal immigrant.
cannot in good conscience obey orders originating from a chain of
command from this merely de facto president,” Rhodes’ complaint states.
“This plaintiff cannot be lawfully compelled to obey this de facto
In his order, Land states in a footnote
that Obama defeated seven opponents in a “grueling” primary campaign
that cost the contenders more than $300 million. Obama then moved on to
the general election, where he faced Sen. John McCain, who Land states
got $84 million to wage his campaign.
“It would appear that
ample opportunity existed for discovery of evidence that would support
any contention that the president was not eligible for the office he
sought,” Land says.
The judge adds that Congress hasn’t started
impeachment proceedings against Obama, appears satisfied that he can
hold the office and has rejected the suggestion he isn’t.
Lemme guess.This judge was a Democrat appointee?
div class=”a2″>To: ConservativeMind
He was a Bush appointee in 2001. Before that, he was an elected
Republican Georgia State Senator. From his Senate website archive, his
bio included this…
“Land has sponsored a
wide variety of legislation which has been enacted into law, including
the 1996 law authorizing hefty fines against the City of Atlanta for
its pollution of the Chattahoochee River, landmark education reform
legislation expanding Georgia’s charter school law, amendment of the
expert affidavit statute, and privacy protection legislation
restricting access to motor vehicle accident reports by ambulance
chasing lawyers. “
I wouldn’t characterize a tort reform proponent and charter school advocate as a liberal.
You’re no fun anymore.
I’m afraid this is not a surprise. This judge
was known to be a biased liberal. Evidentlyhe only took the case so he
could put Orly Taitz on notice.
I still give Orly credit. Even though this case predictably failed, it kept the issue alive.
I had no idea that in Federal District court, you were allowed to take or leave cases. And all this time I thought that the cases wereassigned randomly.
See what you can learn reading Free Republic?
I didn’t realize that Georgia was a hotbed of liberalism. And wasn’t one of the birther cases tossed in a Texas court?
…which prompts a Freeper to make a rebuttal.
Were you aware that the “Useful Idiots” were very first people lined up and shot by the firing squads?
Listen to what Yuri Bezmenov a former KGB spy has to say about that:
( Just thought it would important for you to know that.)
I think he meant to paint non-birthers as “a bunch of mindless jerks who will be the first against the wall when the
revolution comes”, but I can’t be sure.
Threats of loved ones unexpectedly dieing makes a difference in how one views things. Just my opinion.
Is drypowder talking about threatening people with being lined up against the wall, or implying that the Judge found a horse’s head in his bed?
To: vikkLand also put attorney Orly Taitz, … on
notice by stating that she could face sanctions if she ever files a
similar “frivolous” lawsuit in his court.
Yet just this week,
Orly Taitz stated that she would have Obama out of office within 30
days. Her grandiose comments, and attempts at litigation, are the legal
equivalent ofStar Trek techno-babble. She is promising to
crawl through the Jeffries Tube, and neutralize Obama with a stream of
reverse tachyon particles.
That is why so many Freepers are keep
posting that she is either a moron, or a double agent. They know that
she could not win the case, even if she really did have a case. Every
second and dollar spent supporting her is a second or dollar spent in
the service of Obama.
That’s kinda how I feel about the “Teabagger Express”. Every dollar spent on such vanity projects is a dollar less in the GOP’s coffers. Carry on.
And the weird turn pro, right after the jump.
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