If you could make a movie about anything, what would it be about? I would have saidTHIS, but George Clooney’s already on it. A. Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
It comes from Current TV’s statement about *why* they fired Keith Olbermann: Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it. Sounds all high minded and groovy, right? Guess again: Keith’s replacement is former Noo Yawk Governor and well-known john, Eliot Spitzer. So much for the “values” of openness and loyalty… Continue reading Quote of the day: irony edition
The election board has determined that enough signatures exist to start the official recall of Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. Despite the claims that had it not been for Adolf Hitler and Mickey Mouse, only about 10 people would have signed these things, more than 900,000 signatures were verified against Walker and about 800,000 against Kleefisch. With that “breaking news” hitting the airwaves last night, both sides took their turns to react to the recall. Both Kathleen Falk and Kathleen Vinehout noted they’ve been looking forward to this, which comes as no surprise to anyone. However, here’s … Continue reading File this under “They still don’t get it.”
There was “no rational basis” to force union recertification and forbid dues collections for some unions but not others. Here’s the other half of Citizens United coming home to roost: If money is speech, then money is protected speech on First Amendment grounds. A. Continue reading Shorter Federal Court: MOST OF YOUR BASE, SCOTT WALKER
Raiden the former shelter ferret (who has since been adopted by a lovely family) stages a jailbreak, McQueen style, from his playpen: http://www.facebook.com/v/10150548941093573 A. Continue reading Friday Ferretblogging: Guest Ferret Edition
You have to be KIDDING me. I know I like ’em old and scruffy, and that’s not exactly the Justin Bieber set’s cup of mead, but I wouldn’t touch Littlefinger with the tip of my umbrella. Viserys really should be disqualified from any ranking like this based on the first damn episode, and Loras Tyrell, man, I’m not a dude so not his target demographic, but REALLY? He makes the list (along with characters who could charitably be referred to as Guy In The Back In the Crowd Scene Number Four) and the The Old Bear doesn’t? What about Ser … Continue reading Game of Thrones of Hotness
FromAlbum4 Something about the vegetable (video link with audio) turns-daddy party Republiclowns into blubbering, whimpering children. And, full disclosure, it’s not myfavorite food, but neither is it the sum of all my fears…that would be John Roberts. Or Alito. Or Scalia…oh my. Continue reading Barackolliphobia
The essence of leadership is bigotry and cowardice, apparently: A student body president in Alpharetta, Ga., said he was removed from his leadership post after school administrators disagreed with an idea he proposed to make the titles of prom king and queen open to gay couples. Reuben Lack, 18, was removed from his post on Feb. 8, 2012 for “pushing personal projects,” according a suit the teen filed in federal court. [snip] “The student was essentially a poor leader,” Suzann Wilcox Jiles, attorney for the district said in a statement issued to theAtlanta Journal Constitution. “He behaved in manner not … Continue reading ‘A Poor Leader’
As you probably know by now the tune sung by Megan Draper on episode-1 is *really* entitledZou Bisou Bisou.So much for 2 years of high school French. I was too busy being amused by the quirks of my French teacher whose name escapes me. Why? She called herself Napoleon. That’s right, the Corsican cocksucker and conqueror and not his, uh, conquests Josephine and Desiree. Now that I have confessed myMad Men pundit sins, I’d like to ask if anyone agrees with Dr A and me that Megan seems like an odd name for a French Canadian chick in that era. … Continue reading Mad Men Followup: My French is not very good
There’s no better way to prove your Serious Journalist bona fides, really: If Zimmerman is telling the truth — as police evidently believe and as some witnesses reportedly confirm — this isn’t even a “stand your ground” case. It’s a straight-up case of self-defense, no matter how unwise or bigoted Zimmerman may have been in reporting Martin to police and leaving his vehicle to begin pursuing him. If Zimmerman is lying — if he ignored the 911 dispatcher, chased Martin down and shot him in cold blood, as the Al Sharpton crowd seems to believe — it’s murder one. Hahaha, … Continue reading All Race Discussions are Improved by Glib References to Al Sharpton
John Edwards can be both a skeeze, and right: Mytrack record on this guy is pretty clear — and, occasionally, the topic of some hilarity around the home office. This is what I do know about him. John Edwards was the only Democratic presidential candidate since Jesse Jackson who went out of his way to talk about poverty in America. Not in an oblique way. Not as an afterthought after blathering for hours on the pressures on The Middle Class and how he wanted to unleash Small Business, The Engine Of The Economy — both of which, in purely political … Continue reading Words Versus Penises
Just when he’s tryin’ to be a reglar fella, we learn that plans for a revamp ofRomney’s La Jolla digs include a car elevator.I am not making this up: At Mitt Romney’s proposedCalifornia beach house, the cars will have their own separate elevator. There’s also a planned outdoor shower and a 3,600-square foot basement — a room with more floor space than the existing home’s entire living quarters. Boy, that Mitt is a regular Tom Fucking Joad. I dunno about y’all but I’ve never heard of a fucking elevator for fucking cars. Does the chauffeur sit in the car whilst … Continue reading Mitt in an elevator
It’s day two of healthcare reform’s trial at the Supreme Court — I know, I know, but that’s what this whole circus looks like. And honestly I’m feeling relatively Zen-like about the whole thing. I think we win either way. I can honestly see SCOTUS ruling the individual mandate unconstitutional, which would empower a Teanut-led Congress to completely shred the law, instead of their current piecemeal approach. I can see this happening not because I understand squat about Constitutional Law but because I know the Supreme Court has a long history of making really crappy, stupid decisions. We’ve survived. Slavery … Continue reading Thank You Failure, ACA Edition
On preventing rape: When we rely on “safety tips,” it is impossible to do everything right. So, my spring break safety guide consists of this: Don’t fucking rape people. If you have sex with a chick who is too drunk to say no, you are not “scoring,” you are not “getting lucky”: you are a rapist. If you use alcohol in order to get people to do things you think they might not do if they were sober, you are not cool or slick or clever: You are a rapist. If you don’t bother to get consent, but you figure … Continue reading Controlling Young Women
OK, peeps. One newish topic and a big grab bag of moldy oldies.
First up –“It’s a blech thing, baby – you wouldn’t understand!”
Allen West Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting an ‘Outrage’ and Endorses Federal Investigation
The Blaze ^ | March 22, 2012 | Mytheos Holt
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:03:25 PM byFree ThinkerNY
Ever since his CPAC Keynote Address in 2010, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) has been one of the gold standards of modern American political conservatism. He has also been widely hailed as a political model for conservative African American politicians. And now, following recent revelations surrounding the highly suspicious shooting of Trayvon Martin, Rep. West has joined a growing bipartisan consensus calling for the case to be reopened, possibly even with Federal assistance. West’s statement, put out today by Talking Points Memo, resonates with controlled fury (emphasis added):
itself in Sanford, Florida involving the shooting of 17-year-old Treyvon Martin. First of all, if all that has been reported is accurate, the Sanford Police Chief should be relieved of his duties due to what appears to be a mishandling of this shooting in its early stages. The US Navy SEALS identified Osama Bin Laden within hours, while this young man laid on a morgue slab for three days. The shooter, Mr Zimmerman, should have been held in custody and certainly should not be walking free, still having a concealed weapons carry permit. From my reading, it seems this young man was pursued and there was no probable cause to engage him, certainly not pursue and shoot him…against the direction of the 911 responder. Let’s all be appalled at this instance not because of race, but because a young American man has lost his life, seemingly, for no reason. I have signed a letter supporting a DOJ investigation. I am not heading to Sanford to shout and scream, because we need the responsible entities and agencies to handle this situation from this point without media bias or undue political influences. This is an outrage.
To: Free ThinkerNY
To: Free ThinkerNY
So is West also ignoring the eye witness report that this 6’2″ “kid” was beating the cr@p out of the Hispanic man who shot him? Apparently so.
BTW, as a conservative, the media tells me I hate blacks and Hispanics, so my imputed racism makes me neutral…
To: Free ThinkerNY
“conservative African American politicians.”
African American political conservatives. Priorities.6 posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:11:06 PM byI see my hands (It’s time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
To: Free ThinkerNY
So this guy should be slammed in jail, in irons if necessary, w/o trial. And the Police Chief fired for refusing to jump to conclusions.
Allen West: Some conservative. We’re supposed to be the side of “Nation of Laws.” But not when the shootee isone of West’s People, I guess. Oh well, this is the year for people to wash out of the conservative movement, and today it’s West’s turn. Bye.32 posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:31:29 PM byCyber Liberty (The only flaw is that America doesn’t recognize Cyber’s omniscience. — sergeantdave)To: MissouriConservativeFrom what I’ve heard, Zimmerman was attacked as he was going back to his truck by this “kid”.
And from what I’ve read, the “kid” had done nothing to warrant being followed, first in an SUV and then on foot, by Zimmerman, who ignored police dispatcher instructions that he should not pursue Martin.
What would your reaction be if you were simply walking home from the store and some stranger started stalking you and then chasing you on foot?
Even a so-called black “conservative” can’t see passed the skin color.
So far, nobody has presented any evidence the kid is a criminal. Since it’s been about a week, I think it’s safe to say that he wad simply a kid who had been walking home to his father’s house after buying his goods at the local convenience store and nothing more.
Mexicans shooting blacks is a normal day here in LA.
It may sound shallow and perhaps even callow but I didn’t realize how much I missed the characters onMad Menuntil viewing the premiere. It’s 1966 so the clothes are getting wilder: the jacket Pete wore to Don’s surprise party nearly made my eyes bug out and get a load of myMad Men crush Trudy’s dress. What’s not to love about Allison Brie? Even her name is yummy… Anyhoo, I have a frantic week so all I got for you are a few random and discursive comments. Hmm, now that I think of it, that’s all I ever got: Even though … Continue reading Mad Men Thread: Zoo Bee Zoo Bee Zoo
Season 5 commences tonight. I’m not sure if I’ll have time to do a full tiltMad Menpost this week BUT we’ll have an open thread fur sure, dude, Anyhoo, in anticipation of the premier it’s montage time: Continue reading Sunday Morning Video: Mad Men Montage
Ever had a car accident? I’ve been pretty lucky, been bumped into a couple of times but nothing too serious. Once I got run off the road by an asshole on the Dan Ryan expressway split during rush hour. It was just after a big snowstorm, and this dick swerved into the express lane late, cutting off a pickup truck which then swerved into me, trapping me between him and the barrier. Door scraped up, mirror torn off, and me pissed as hell because I’d already been late to work before this happened. The truck driver felt terrible and offered … Continue reading Weekend Question Thread
No, not Paul Simon but America’s very own tower of inane babble, Pat Robertson on the Tebow-Manning switcheroo; “And you just ask yourself,” Robertson said, “OK, so Peyton Manning was a tremendous MVP quarterback, but he’s been injured. If that injury comes back, Denver will find itself without a quarterback. And in my opinion, it would serve them right.” Glad to see Pat still has that wrathful God thing going on. Of course, Crazy Pat is missing something: like Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning is a Republican. Guess this is the sports version of the GOP primary: God will smite you … Continue reading Still Crazy After All These Years
My Facebook friend RP pointed the way tothis repulsive piece in Slate about how, just how on earth, we will ever explain to anyone younger than 40 that the world sucks: ThatMockingjay will eventually become a movie is one of the safest bets in Hollywood. WithHunger Games, Lionsgate is hoping to unleash the next great young adult movie franchise, filling the void left by the $7 billionHarry Potter series, andTwilight, which has already earned $2 billion and wraps up with a final film this fall. The studio (which also produced theTwilightfilms) has already announced its plan to render the book … Continue reading Girl in the War: The Hunger Games and Violence for Children
Signs involving the recall of Scott Walker are nothing new out here in Cheeseland. Some conservatives would argue these signs were being printed as election results rolled in that night in November 2010. However, with the recall finally in full swing, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon regarding the signs and their placement. The “Recall Walker” signs have been in full bloom for months and range in color from green and white to blue and red. The bumper stickers are everywhere and are orange, white, blue and more. However, these are all about the size you’d expect: 11 x 17-ish yard … Continue reading My sign penis is bigger than your sign penis
My old hometown paper, opining that it’s totally okay to take away people’s rights if it doesn’t seem like a major inconvenience or anything: According to clerks, there were more problems with redistricting, which changed the voting place for many voters. They were sent to their new polling spots — which should last them for another decade until the next census. But the quiet first test of voter ID here hasn’t quelled the opposition to it — the lawsuit to overturn it continues and there is a Milwaukee rally this weekend with the title: “Own Your Vote.” In testimony for … Continue reading There are No Voting Problems, Everything’s Fine!
FromAlbum4 While the political press had a good laugh aboutEtch-a=Sketches, Paul Ryan doubled down on his screw the poor vision of our country. But it’s one thing to say to hell with ’em, and quite another to pretend it’s “for their own good.” Ed Kilgore: I know that some conservatives with the best will in the world have concluded that smaller government, lower and more regressive taxation, and in general a world where private forces exert more power produce a better society for everybody. I don’t agree, but I can respect their position. But when they befoul it with this … Continue reading Channeling His Inner Ebenezer
Basically: The Martin case is a legitimate local news story, of the type that crops up now and then – in major cities like New York, where I live, we have multiple crime stories a year that involve sensational or particularly tragic facts and – at least at the outset – a significant possibility that injustice will be done either to the victim, the defendant, or both. Such cases test public confidence in the competence and fairness of local law enforcement, and sometimes find both to be wanting. But the media feeding frenzy over this particular story – one out … Continue reading The Leftist Media Killed Trayvon Martin for Obama
You know, what with everything with an R after its name taking every single opportunity on the planet to be just the biggest penile implant that ever was, it’s easy to overlookHOW FUCKING AWESOME CHICKS ARE: A finger bone fragment, DNA samples, a photo showing a wheel protruding from water.Amelia Earhart disappeared 75 years ago, but the clues continue to surface. On Tuesday, Secretary of StateHillary Rodham Clinton is set to meet with historians and scientists as a new hunt is launched for the wreckage of Earhart’s Lockheed Electra plane. The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery will begin the … Continue reading What Would Amelia Do?
Go read this now. 4) If you are forced to enter an image of the ultrasound itself into the patient chart, ultrasound the bedsheets and enter that picture with a comment of “poor acoustic window”. If you’re really gutsy, enter a comment of “poor acoustic window…plus, I’m not a rapist.” If I didn’t already have the best doctors on the planet, I would sign up for this person’s practice so fast. This is the flip side of “conscience clauses,” isn’t it? If a doctor can refuse to perform an abortion because it interferes so with his moral compass, a doctor … Continue reading Where Are The Doctors?
This is all a thing put on by that Borat dude, right? This can’t seriously be our election: 9:54 p.m. ET: Santorum says it’s time to nominate someone who “knows in your gut that big things are at stake in this election.” “Saddle up like Reagan did in the cowboy movies,” he says, adding that he feels “very good” about winning the Louisiana primary on Saturday. A. Continue reading Like Reagan Did. In the Cowboy Movies.
So yeah, the Romneys are trying to“court women put off by the contraception debate,” according to the New York Times and, Oh My God. I’m so fucking sorry this debate makes some Republicans feel all icky. You know what? There’s a cure for that. It’s called, keep your goddamned hands off our birth control and we’ll shut up about it. Got that? God. I’m so sick of you people. What the fuck is wrong with you? I’ll start being “angry about the entitlement debt that we’re leaving our children” when you stop trying to take away rights thelast generation burned … Continue reading So Sorry We’re Troubling You
A friend sent this over and I laughed so hard I wheezed: The one for Santorum ispriceless, too. A. Continue reading Mitt Romney: STUFF THE ICE CHEST