It wasn’t enough, apparently, to call Obama the“food stamp president.” Now apparently he’s theunemployed ghetto crack dealer president also: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is apparently on the offensive after his drubbing in the South Carolina Republican primary at the hands of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday. TPM’s Benjy Sarlin is at a Romney Rally in Ormond Beach, Florida andtweets that the former Gov. said “I think it’s time we had someone in the White House who knows how to create jobs because he’s had a job.” Most crack dealers work harder on a given Tuesday than Mitt Romney … Continue reading Doubling Down
Courtesy of the most Republican parish in the Gret Stet of Louisiana: A Girl Scout troop on the north shore has collapsed after parents withdrew their children in the wake of adecision by a Colorado troop to admit a 7-year-old transgendered child. That’s a move they saw as an objectionable leftward drift in Girl Scouting. Louisiana Girl Scouts have never been asked to admit a transgendered child, said Marianne Addy, the spokeswoman forGirl Scouts Louisiana East, which provides scouting activities for 17,000 girls. And soon after the Colorado decision last fall, Louisiana Scouting directors, who are free to set local … Continue reading Tough Cookies
Here’s Groucho fromHorsefeatherscomplete with Portugese sub-titles: Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: I’m Against It
I don’t know about you but I feel Newtastic: Continue reading Caption This: Thurmondville Primary Edition
I’m a lifelong insomniac. I do the thing where my brain won’t shut off and I walk around the house or sit and watch TV or pull out the laptop and read for hours because there’s just no way to make my thoughts quiet enough for sleep sometimes. It manifests in times of stress and depression especially. My father’s the same way, and my brother. Mr. A is a night owl and can get by on a couple of cat naps, but he’ll sleep like a rock for nine, ten hours if given the chance. How do you sleep these … Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
Republican nominee Newt Gingrich might just be the best thing ever. Imagine the debates. Just imagine them. THERE’S NOT ENOUGH LIQUOR IN THE WORLD. I’m on the road for work this weekend, so no van. but please, post links to crazy shit in the comments. A. Continue reading South Carolina
I’m suffering a Recall-Packer Loss-Newt Gingrich-Walker Ad Blitz-Edit happy assholes hangover right now. I kept trying to say something, but realized that I can’t find anything particularly poignant to say about anything epic. Could be the end of an interim where I had awesome kids who really demanded a lot of me. Could be that The Midget managed to vomit twice, one time being at school after telling her teacher she was fine. Might be that I’m working on a longer post and it never seems “done” enough to put out there. Maybe it’s something else. In anyway, here’s my … Continue reading The Brain Dump
Della was outraged that I used a pissed off picture last week and insisted that I post something more flattering. I hope she’s satisfied. Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Della in the basket
Tilly’s fur is changing as she loses her tiny-baby fluff. When she came home to us she was almost entirely dark gray with little white feet and her stripe. Now there’s more brown fur mixed in there, but her stripy little head is still the same. A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging
One of the founding fathers of the post-World War II R & B explosion, Johnny Otis, has died at the age of 90. He was one of the few successfulGreek-Americans that my late father never claimed as a distant relative. He was best known for writingWillie and the Hand Jiveso here it goes: Continue reading Johnny Otis, R.I.P.
(fromronkind.org) Oh andcapper recallsWalker’s “Thanks a Million” to fake Koch Continue reading Just Saying…
FromAlbum4 And, the beatings will continue until morality improves. I’m probably not the only one who feeling a little embarrassed if not appalled at not having paid much attention to the SOPA and PIPA bills they were and maybe still are trying to ram through Congress. For shame, Christopher Dodd. And while I’m not an expert, I do work in IT, and when readingthis I realized: what a sham. Using DNS as an enforcement mechanism is…TERRIBLE from a technical standpoint alone, and terrible worthy of all caps. What the hell are they thinking? Sometimes I forget how much of a … Continue reading The Post-SOPA/PIPA Internet
Where David Brooks should be. Where David Brooks is. Okay, Okay. I shouldn’t read David Brooks. I shouldn’t give two shits about what that neo-Victorian finger-wagger is on about today. Butthis shit right here just left me gobsmacked. Read on! [T]here is a misbegotten ideology haunting the land, the ideology of sunshinism. This is the belief that everything should be made public. –snip– Sunshinism is a destructive ideology. Forcing people to financially undress in public is just one of those incursions that repels decent people from running for office. That’s right. You have just witnessed a man who has a … Continue reading Today In “How Is This Dickweed Employed?”
It strikes me that the world the Wise Old Men of Washington and their fetishists imagine, the one where The Right People just get together and decide everything without any real need to worry about what people actually want to see done, isactually here now: The City Council today approved two controversial ordinances that would increase penalties for protesting and expand Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s authority over city contracts in advance of this spring’s NATO and G-8 summits in Chicago. The measures cleared the council as protesters demonstrated outside the chambers in City Hall, claiming the ordinances would infringe on their … Continue reading 41-5 Without Debate
Recall petitions with Over a MILLION signatures were delivered today.From WEAC: United Wisconsin, the organizers of the petition campaign to recall Governor Walker, announced this afternoon that they have collected more than 1 million signatures, almost twice the number needed to force a recall election. SNIP In addition to the Walker recall petitions, organizers of separate campaigns reportedly well exceeded the required signatures to force recalls of Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and four Republican state senators. The reported signature count is: blockquote> More than 845,000 to recall Kleefisch More than 21,000 to recall Sen. Terry Moulton of Chippewa Falls. More … Continue reading Recall Petitions Delivered
A million. A MILLION.In the snow and the cold, over the holidays, with ads blaring from every TV set that said Walker was going to save them all and they’d be sorry, with carping pundits complaining about how very rude and mean this all was, they got A MILLION. This is why you never give up. This is why you get back up. This is why you shout as loud as you can with every voice you possess, because one of these times, somebody’s going to fucking HEAR YOU. And you never know when that time’s coming, because it’s always … Continue reading A Million Strong
All you peeps with children who have special needs? You’re being punished by God: “The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically.Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican. Yeah, you know, every once in a while somebody comes along and provides the kind of vicious clarity this party really needs in communicating its worldview. No messing around, here. No opaque language or weasel words. It’s refreshing. What an unredeemable monster. What kind of obliviously nasty fucker … Continue reading ‘Nature Takes Its Vengeance’
Stop having kids, you ghetto slut: For example, in Manhattan, after paying “millionaire’s tax” on everything from apartment purchases to income tax “surcharges”, $150,000 per year for school (if you have four kids and want them to have a primary school education close to what you get for free in a decent suburb), send them for a few weeks of day camp in the summer for around $30,000–unless you want them to play video games all day, pay a mortgage on an apartment barely large enough to house the family (no one with a bedroom of their own) $100,000 year, … Continue reading The Cost of Living Well
Good morning, boys and girls!
As Mitt cruises along taking a victory lap, the Freeperati are losing what little shit they had left. Let’s jump right in:
First up –Destruction Of Tea Party – Complete!
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 12:34:33 AM byMinus_The_Bear
The GOP has chosen. The destruction of the TEA Party is almost complete.
The Weekly Standard, National Review, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, & all the establishment Republicans have driven the TEA Party out of the picture.
Now we are told that taking Federal bailouts = capitalism & that anybody who disagrees should just shut up. Why did they TEA Party start in the first place?
Because someblubbering hysterical wealthy stock trader whined about attempts by President Obama to keep millions more homes from going into flreclosure?
Without ethics capitalism is doomed to corruption.
I expect every Romney voter would support Solyndra or GE… because “it’s just capitalism”
I think you have it backward.The Republican Party’s destruction will be complete. They are about to join the Whigs on the ash heap of history.
You are 100% right!
We are screwed. The Tea Party did not take over the Republican Party…they destroyed us. Now we will have every RINO candidate shoved down our throats. The Dems and the Rebubs are one and the same. They took away every real Conservative from us. Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, and now they will destroy Newt and Santorum! I do not know if America will ever be free again, or have truw free elections. We have no real choices, because they are made for us. ALL of the media are now paid operatives for the elites. All hope is gone…
I thought the objective is beating Klownie the Kenyan? Quit your whining.
I read the same post back on the night when Dumbo won the election and the best posts was when Freepers who owned business wanted to fire every Obama voter in their company.That’s the Freeper I want to read about
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A salesman says he was fired for voting for Barack Obama, after his boss sent an email to all employees warning that he would fire them if they dared to do that.
He claims Matthew Brandt, the owner of KK Office Solutions, sent the email threat to “All Employees” on Oct. 29, 2008 warning them “to rethink your vote on November 4th.”
Elliot Snell sued KK Office Solutions in Wyandotte County Court. The email warned that if Obama were elected, all salespeople will have to pool their sales commissions to give underachieving salespeople a “fair shake;” that hourly employees will pool their wages, including overtime, to help those who are “too busy to for overtime;” that top management was to be referred to as “the government,” and would be exempt from pooling because the law doesn’t apply to it; and that the last few people hired “should clean out their desks.”
The email, included in the complaint, continued: “Don’t feel bad though, because President Obama will give you free healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free food stamps, and he’ll let you stay in hour home for as long as you want even if you can’t pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our democratic congress [sic], you might even get a free flat screen TV and a coupon for free haircuts …” It concludes: “If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you many want to rethink your vote on November 4th,” followed by Brandt’s signature and title.
Snell says he openly supported Obama, and was fired on Nov. 20, 2008, despite acquiring more than $300,000 in accounts during his 6 months with KK Office Solutions.
He seeks reinstatement, lost pay and damages of $1.2 million. He is represented by Lawrence Williamson.
…not this sob story.To: Minus_The_Bear
The Tea Party has been co-opted by the GOP. The economy is no longer an issue for those who have co-opted the Tea Party.They talk of everything else other than the economy – national security, abortion, religionand winnability. These issues induce fear into the sheep and they are willing to forget the economy and fall in line behind the GOP establishment. The candidates in the primaries are establishment candidates who are seasoned politicians.
To: max americana
Sadly firing folks in this economy is not populist.
I always listen to Rush. Today I wanted to crawl through the line and strangle him. He doesn’t get the fact we know that there are times where capitalism exceeds it’s limit and becomes socialism for the few.
“I always listen to Rush. Today I wanted to crawl through the line and strangle him. He doesn’t get the fact we know that there are times where capitalism exceeds it’s limit and becomes socialism for the few.”
He really was an imbecile on stilts today, and perhaps a whore –don’t know his real motivation so not sure on the latter.
Today Rush, Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan came out against Gingrich. Early for the Ides of March, but there it is.
Following up on yesterday’s question is this site, Pets With Newt. I only hope Newt doesn’t have rabies. We know he bites. Leapin’ Lemurs, call the ASPCA, y’all. Continue reading Pets With Newt?
Fuck yeah fans. A. Continue reading GO PACK GO
She happens to be right, after all: After playing a news clip describing the video, Loesch said, “I’d drop trou and do it too. That’s me, though. I want a million cool points for these guys.” She wondered why there was any kind of scandal surrounding the incident. “C’mon people, this is a war,” she said. “Do I have a problem with that as a citizen of the United States? No, I don’t.” Not about the “million cool points” the people who desecrate corpses deserve, or about how she would do it, too (anybody predicting how he or she would … Continue reading In Defense of Dana Loesch
I don’t usually post news related vids on Sunday BUT this is a helluva interesting story by NBC’s Mike Taibbi about Mitt Haircut’s Mexican roots; one of many things he doesn’t like talking about. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640 Visit msnbc.com forbreaking news, world news, andnews about the economy Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: The Romneys of Mexico
Apropos ofthis, if you had to assign a political stripe to your pets, what would it be? Ferrets are natural little anarchists. A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
2012 is off to a rough start for me and this song sums things up pretty darn well: Continue reading Friday Night Music: It Hurts Me Too
One of my favorite mythological stories is that of Ares, god of war, returning from the battlefield at Troy. He was wounded in the fight and complained about it to his father, Zeus. Dad’s response was logical and predictable: ‘Do not sit beside me and whine, you double-faced liar. To me you are the most hateful of all gods who hold Olympos. Forever quarrelling is dear to your heart, wars and battles. Republicans love war, but only when they’re winning and when they’re not getting hurt. Or when the war doesn’t involve complicated things, like, you know, words. Billionaire Warren … Continue reading ‘Do not sit beside me and whine’
Even in his sleep, Riot’s sticking his tongue out at the world. A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging
Not really. She’d scratch my eyes out if I tried putting a goofy fruit hat on her. Dr. A, however, was able to affix a fake flower to our delight and Della’s dismay: Continue reading Friday Catblogging: Della Street meets Carmen Miranda
Here’s Stevie Wonder in his commercial and performance prime with a really wonderlicious tune: Continue reading Saturday Night Music: Sir Duke
The Crack Den had this first, and my initial response was to bang my head against the wall until it exploded: I’m looking for reader input on whether and when New York Times news reporters should challenge “facts” that are asserted by newsmakers they write about. That’s silly enough on its face, but the straw men erected throughout the piece are actually much worse: As an Op-Ed columnist, Mr. Krugman clearly has the freedom to call out what he thinks is a lie. My question for readers is: should news reporters do the same? If so, then perhaps the next … Continue reading On Vigilantism