Monthly Archives: November 2012

TheBloc Blah Vote

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Not exactlynews, but ifanyone had any doubts

A new Florida law that contributed to long voter lines and caused some to abandon voting altogether was intentionally designed by Florida GOP staff and consultants to inhibit Democratic voters, former GOP officials and current GOP consultants have told The Palm Beach Post.

To add a personal note, when I lived in Wisconsin, I was usually part of the annual August 15th migration (you can google “Madison August 15” if you’re not familiar)…I’m pretty sure I registered on-site for every election I voted in up there. It was very easy, very effective…and if Scott Walker has his way, no longer an option.

Boardwalk Empire Thread: Boxing Day

Owen

Boardwalk
Empire
impresario Terry Winter put the pedal to the medal with last week’s
entry, A Man, A Plan. Whereas the previous episode meandered in a concussive daze, episode-10 was
chock-full-O-payoffs and, not surprisingly, revenge.

Boxing
Day:
Nucky’s war against Gyp Rosetti and Joe Masseria isn’t going
well. Not only does he lack allies, but Charlie Lucky and Meyer Lansky sold him
out to Masseria with tragic consequences for Margaret and IRA Man Owen. The
former had formally decided to run off with the latter but bootlegger
fratricide got in the way of their escape.

Owen,
of course, was deputized to whack Masseria. Unfortunately for the savvy and
experienced hit man, they saw him coming and the poor bastard was delivered to
the Atlantic City Ritz-Carlton in a crate hence the title of the post. Making
matters worse, Margaret was there for the delivery and flipped out. I think
even the usually clueless Nuckster may add 1 and 1 up and get 2 instead of 11.
Okay enough arithmetic, I don’t want to exhaust any Gopers who may be reading
this…

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Dear Governor Cuomo:

May I call you Andrew? Let me start with a few compliments. I think you’re
doing a good job so far as Governor of the Empire State and I’m a *great
admirer* of your father, Mario. Yeah, he left me at the altar in 1988 and 1992
but the man is too awesome to hold a grudge against. Of course, you know that,
and are probably tired of hearing about your dad when you have your own
national ambitions.

Okey doke, that was the sweet part of this open letter, here’s the bitter.
What on earth were you thinking when you appointed former Katrina Kaiser Ed
Blakely to your Hurricane Sandy commission? It looks like your staff fell down a
12-story walkup on this one. I am a New Orleanian and Dr. Blakely was about as
popular and competent as the man who appointed him, C Ray Nagin.

When Kaiser Ed (I always called him that, Tsars are for schmucks) first came
to NOLA, he had the hint of the windbag about him but I wanted to give him a
chance. I stuck to my guns for about 6 months until it became clear that
Blakely was all talk and no action. He insulted the community (he’s bound to
call Staten Islanders insular Guidos at some point) and launched a flotilla of
trial balloons for initiatives that never came to fruition.

I cannot honestly think of a tangible accomplishment by Blakely during his
time here. He promised “cranes in the sky” and, well, the skyline was
bereft of them until he was metaphorically ridden out of town on a rail.

I reckon that your staff looked at Kaiser Ed’s resume and didn’t use the Google
before the appointment was made. Bad staff, bad. If they had they would have
found my little buddy Jeffrey’s classic post, Come
Crane With Me: An Ed Blakely Timeline.
It’s a brilliant summary of
Blakely’s misspent time in the Crescent City and it’s funny as hell to boot.

There is only one way that this appointment makes sense, use him as an
example of bad recovery planning. Anything Kaiser Ed suggests, do the opposite.
The man does not know his ass from a hole in the ground but he can talk for
hours without saying a bloody thing that makes a lick of sense.

There’s still time for you to dodge the Blakely bullet, Andrew. I initially
refused to believe it was true so I consulted with Gambit
Editor Kevin Allman
who confirmed the story even though it had yet to
appear anywhere in the reality based media such as the Times or Daily News; the
NY Post doesn’t count but you knew that already.

So, Governor, shitcan the appointment before Ed shows up, makes an ass out of
himself and embarrasses you by saying something stupid and offensive. Don’t say
that the folks in New Orleans didn’t warn you of his douchebaggery and
malakatude because I just did.

Your pal,

Adrastos

Oh, NOW You Want a Big Tent

If only you had some kind of power position in the party, or were once its standard-bearer, or something:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that the Republican Party, which lost minority, women and young voters in 2012, needs to have a “bigger tent” during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I think we have to have a bigger tent,” McCain said. “And obviously, we have to do immigration reform. There’s no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side.”

Watching these people flail about is really amazing. It’s like they just woke up JUST THIS MORNING and oh holy shit, brown people everywhere. Chicks. With their chick bits, which need attention. WHERE DID ALL THIS COME FROM? If only there had been some sign, in the past 40 years, that singing Dixie under your breath wasn’t gonna work forever. If only someone had warned them.

Also I love how they’re flat-out stating that it’s not that dealing honestly with minorities and women is the right thing to do, or that minorities and women have legitimate needs of any kind. It’s that “the demographics are not on our side.” In other words, we can’t win with just the old white racists anymore so NOW it’s a crisis and I guess we HAVE to listen to them, god, the indignity, but what are you going to do? They keep existing and breathing oxygen. Inconvenient.

“And as far as young women are concerned, absolutely, I don’t think anybody like me — I can state my position on abortion. But to — other than that, leave the issue alone,” McCain said.

“I’m proud of my pro-life position and record,” McCain said, clarifying that he did not mean he was now pro-choice. “But if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views.”

Do you respect his or her views enough to allow him or her equal rights under the law? If not, NO YOU DON’T RESPECT MY VIEWS, you colossally panderiffic assclown.

In other words I love women but I MEAN I DON’T OH GOD PLEASE DON’T PRIMARY ME TEA PARTIERS. So much for the courage to call for a bigger tent.

Schmuck.

A.

Wild About Harry

Don’t make him choke somebody:

“They talked some happy talk about doing revenues, but we only have a couple weeks to get something done,” Reid said about Democrats’ negotiations with Republicans. “So we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking about specific things.”

Despite his tone of frustration, Reid also said he is optimistic that lawmakers ultimately will reach a deal to avoid plunging off the fiscal cliff, a convergence of an estimated $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts that threatens to trigger another recession.

“I’m extremely hopeful, and I do not believe that the Republicans are going to allow us to go over the cliff,” Reid said.

Oh, I believe they would, but I also believe they’re reeling from their electoral crushing and trying to figure out hey, if the Teawads can’t help me get elected, why do I have to listen to them in the first place:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has tapped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to help reach a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a senior GOP aide confirms to TPM. The elevated role puts the staunch conservative and recent vice presidential nominee in a tough predicament that carries important implications, both for his personal political future and, potentially, for relations between the White House and Congressional Republicans.

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is now at the center of fiscal cliff talks and involved in daily GOP leadership meetings, along with Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp and Energy & Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, the aide said. That means that unlike previous hard-fought bipartisan deals, his fingerprints will be on the final outcome.

LOL. Shorter Boehner: You wanna be the future of the party? Then BE IT, asshole. I’m tired of your nonsense. Fuckin’ teaheads. They show up all WE IZ NOW IN CHARGE BITCHEZ and then don’t want to be caught holding the bag when the wet cat inside it claws its way out. Well GUESS WHAT, I’m outie. You fix this crap.

(An aside: Ryan’s not a “staunch conservative.” He’s a pissy little brat who has been dining out on having half-written a grade school report on the economy for the past however many months, and he doesn’t understand that absolutely everybody everywhere is fed up with his shit, won’t want to cut social security, and thinks the job creators can suck it.)

A.

Boardwalk Empire Thread: Shooting Up The Ritz

Boardwalk-empire-two-impostors-1

Gyp Rosetti is moving in on Nucky Thompson’s Atlantic City
fiefdom. In fact, Nucky is on the run after Gyp’s guys burst into Nucky’s suite
at the Ritz and shot up the joint in the opening scene ofTwo Impostors. The Nuckster is bound to be banned from swank hotel
life after this. It makes a Keith Moon room trashing look sedate. I suspect the
AC Ritz would rather have Led Zeppelin as guests. Should I go on? Nah.

On to a few terse comments about the not so terse turf war, and then I’ll tersely order a surf and turf:

Chalky’s Back:
I’ve been demanding the return of my favorite illiterate but awesome gangster for
weeks now. We’ve had a few Chalky teasers but he’s back in his full blown
glory. Why? Nucky runs home to Chalky after Gyp’s gang seriously wounds his
faithful factotum Eddie. It takes time for Nucky to fully grovel but after Gyp
offers Chalky $25K to sell out Nucky, the latter finally gives in.

Chalky’s proto-Buppie future son-in-law reappears to doctor Eddie’s
gut wound. He keeps saying: “I’m only a student” but it looks like
he’s got a promising future as a mob surgeon. It’s unclear as to whether Eddie will make it
but, hey, at least Nucky knows he has a family now.

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Wild About Harry

Don’t make him choke somebody:

“They talked some happy talk about doing revenues, but we only have a couple weeks to get something done,” Reid said about Democrats’ negotiations with Republicans. “So we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking about specific things.”

Despite his tone of frustration, Reid also said he is optimistic that lawmakers ultimately will reach a deal to avoid plunging off the fiscal cliff, a convergence of an estimated $600 billion in tax increases and spending cuts that threatens to trigger another recession.

“I’m extremely hopeful, and I do not believe that the Republicans are going to allow us to go over the cliff,” Reid said.

Oh, I believe they would, but I also believe they’re reeling from their electoral crushing and trying to figure out hey, if the Teawads can’t help me get elected, why do I have to listen to them in the first place:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has tapped Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) to help reach a deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” a senior GOP aide confirms to TPM. The elevated role puts the staunch conservative and recent vice presidential nominee in a tough predicament that carries important implications, both for his personal political future and, potentially, for relations between the White House and Congressional Republicans.

Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is now at the center of fiscal cliff talks and involved in daily GOP leadership meetings, along with Ways & Means Chairman Dave Camp and Energy & Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, the aide said. That means that unlike previous hard-fought bipartisan deals, his fingerprints will be on the final outcome.

LOL. Shorter Boehner: You wanna be the future of the party? Then BE IT, asshole. I’m tired of your nonsense. Fuckin’ teaheads. They show up all WE IZ NOW IN CHARGE BITCHEZ and then don’t want to be caught holding the bag when the wet cat inside it claws its way out. Well GUESS WHAT, I’m outie. You fix this crap.

(An aside: Ryan’s not a “staunch conservative.” He’s a pissy little brat who has been dining out on having half-written a grade school report on the economy for the past however many months, and he doesn’t understand that absolutely everybody everywhere is fed up with his shit, won’t want to cut social security, and thinks the job creators can suck it.)

A.

Marvin Miller, R.I.P.

Flood-Miller
Curt Flood and Marvin Miller in 1970.

Marvin Miller was always a controversial figure in his time as the head of
the baseball players union. He was a die-hard union man who came to sports from
the United Steelworkers. In this era of overpaid free agents and millionaire
bench warmers, it’s easy to forget that ballplayers used to be little more than
indentured servants. Marvin Miller was the one who changed that.He
died today at the age of 95.

Despite being one of the most consequential off-field figures in baseball
history, Miller is not in the Hall Of Fame. I suspect that being the scourge of the
owners may have something to do with that. That’s as good a reason as any for
his enshrinement but the real reason is that he changed the game in a major way.

As much as I grumble about overpaid players, Miller’s legacy is a positive
one: ballplayers have the right to control their own careers, which brought the
American way to the National Pastime.

It’s a pity that most current players know little or nothing about the man
who made them rich and spared them from having to get a j-o-b in the off-season.
I have some nostalgia for those days: it was always cool when an announcer told
you what a player did in the off-season. Richie Hebner, who played for the
Pirates, Phillies, Mets, Tigers and Cubs had my favorite ballplayer job: he was a gravedigger.
I am not making that up.

Update:I just read Keith Olbermann’s post about Miller’s passing.It’s a good ‘un. I’ve missed Keith even if he is a bit of a malaka but he’s *our* malaka…

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Gruesome grab-bag edition

Well, folks – it felt a bit strange taking the “Paul Ryan” and “Mitt Romney’s flaccid penis” tags down and packing them away, but I think we’re all had enough of Mr. Forty-seven Percent to last us a lifetime.

So – let’s see what’s in the first drum of toxic Freepitude, shall we?

To: Thane_Banquo; All; FReepers

Let not your heart be troubled. On Fox, Karl Rove is painting a
very good picture for a Republican win in Ohio, Florida and Virginia.I
realize Karl was not very popular hereabouts a few months ago but he’s
an astute observer of politics and an excellent numbers cruncher.

49
posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 7:34:36 PM
by re_nortex
(DP…that’s what I like about Texas.)

HOLEE SHIT! Kibitzer – hold the lid down while I weld it shut!
Jeez – we’re gonna be mopping up this stuff for months.
OK – let’s try that again.

Steve Schmidt: GOP must muzzle Rush Limbaugh


Politico ^

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 12:58:51 AM by Windy City Conservative

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said early Wednesday morning on
MSNBC that it’s time for Republican leaders to stand up to “extreme
statements” and “nonsense” coming from within the GOP, including Rush
Limbaugh.

“Now, people calling for revolution and these extreme
statements — when I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what
I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to
repudiate this nonsense, and to repudiate it directly,” Schmidt said.

*****************************

Time for this guy to go.
1
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 12:58:56 AM
by Windy City Conservative

Which one?

To: Windy City Conservative

Who is Steve Schmidt?

3
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:00:51 AM
by TruthWillWin
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)

And the Freeperati say that the problem with Dems is that they’re uninformed.

To: Windy City Conservative

Rush is extreme. You can thank him for the Sandra Fluke
phenomenom and of coursse you can thank him for operation chaos four
years ago.

4
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:01:23 AM
by tshaun

Ban_him3
.

To: Windy City Conservative

Another indication that the GOP is going to go the way of the Whigs.

The GOP establishment doesn’t realize that they’ve shot their last wad.

9
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:02:20 AM
by NVDave

FreudOnVacation
.

To: Windy City Conservative
The republican establishment is kaput! They cannot put blame anywhere but on themselves.

The ignoramuses of this country re-elected a communist. It’s not the conservative’s (sic) fault!

17
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:05:54 AM
by ChiMark
(chewed up his body for a decade)

(sigh)

To: Windy City Conservative

Anybody have Steve Schimdt’s telephone number.

18
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:06:16 AM
by Chgogal
(Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)

Why? You gonna ask him if his refrigerator’s running? Are you going to fake-order 100 Papa John’s pizzas for delivery to his house?
Two birds with one stone and all that…

To: Windy City Conservative

I am enjoying the talk about revolution.

22
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:07:48 AM
by Floratina

So am I, but for a different reason.
There was a revolution, all right – and you’re the British.

To: tshaun

Rush needs to learn not to take stinky bait like the Sandra Fluke thing and then doubling down

24
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:08:06 AM
by Homer1

Rush was led down the primrose path by a master baiter.
C’mon guys – don’t go off the deep end here.

To: Terry Mross; All

Would not be surprised if folks like Rush like ended up being
“disappeared” by Federal Law enforcement/Dept. of Homeland Security in
the not to distant future.

The open mass grave that is the history of the 20 century shows us
what will be happening in the country in the next 4 years & if you
think that American cops would never do something like round people up
for reeducation/liquidation bear one little fact in mind .

In all of the genocides,pogroms,dealing with stubborn Kulaks,Great
Leaps Forward,final solution to the Jewish Question not once did the
police or the legal system stand up & say NO THIS IS WRONG WE WILL
NOT CARRY OUT THESE CRIMINAL ORDERS . Just the opposite is the grim
reality . Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Rush,Glenn Beck ,Mike Savage,Hannity would be wise to make plans on
how to get out of the country on really short notice & without
government permission, the key words being without government permission
failure to do so could lead to being in government custody for thought
crimes to a bullet in the back of the head.

104
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:02:25 AM
by Nebr FAL owner

Oops – too late. And you misspelled “Fail owner”
More Thanksgiving leftovers after the linky thing.

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Oh, NOW You Want a Big Tent

If only you had some kind of power position in the party, or were once its standard-bearer, or something:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that the Republican Party, which lost minority, women and young voters in 2012, needs to have a “bigger tent” during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”

“I think we have to have a bigger tent,” McCain said. “And obviously, we have to do immigration reform. There’s no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side.”

Watching these people flail about is really amazing. It’s like they just woke up JUST THIS MORNING and oh holy shit, brown people everywhere. Chicks. With their chick bits, which need attention. WHERE DID ALL THIS COME FROM? If only there had been some sign, in the past 40 years, that singing Dixie under your breath wasn’t gonna work forever. If only someone had warned them.

Also I love how they’re flat-out stating that it’s not that dealing honestly with minorities and women is the right thing to do, or that minorities and women have legitimate needs of any kind. It’s that “the demographics are not on our side.” In other words, we can’t win with just the old white racists anymore so NOW it’s a crisis and I guess we HAVE to listen to them, god, the indignity, but what are you going to do? They keep existing and breathing oxygen. Inconvenient.

“And as far as young women are concerned, absolutely, I don’t think anybody like me — I can state my position on abortion. But to — other than that, leave the issue alone,” McCain said.

“I’m proud of my pro-life position and record,” McCain said, clarifying that he did not mean he was now pro-choice. “But if someone disagrees with me, I respect your views.”

Do you respect his or her views enough to allow him or her equal rights under the law? If not, NO YOU DON’T RESPECT MY VIEWS, you colossally panderiffic assclown.

In other words I love women but I MEAN I DON’T OH GOD PLEASE DON’T PRIMARY ME TEA PARTIERS. So much for the courage to call for a bigger tent.

Schmuck.

A.

Sunday Morning Video: John Lennon On The Dick Cavett Show

Here’s the former Beatles’ 1971 visit to the Dick Cavett Show in its entirety, with Yoko in tow. You gotta take the bitter with the sweet:

It’s Never Time to Fight Back

I can’t tell you how many people have voiced the opinion in the past couple of weeks that the ongoing US union uprisingis just so terribly badly timed:

In any event, the $989 million in pension liabilities Hostess ended up owing various union funds, according to its bankruptcy filing, didn’t accumulate in secret, like termite damage. It accrued because Hostess and its sister bakeries judged their retirement obligations to be relatively unimportant in the grand scheme of things. Now that the bill has come due, Hostess blames the workers for demanding what they were promised.

So rude. How dare they ask for what they were told they could expect? Why don’t they just sit down like good little boys and girls and let the adults cast lots for the spoils of their labor? In fact, why don’t they go away entirely? Their presence is an uncomfortable reminder that we once told them they could live like human beings. They’re being so uncivil. They’re being so loud. They’re being so insistent. Don’t they know everything is just a big ironic joke now? Why do they have to get soupset? It’s not like thismatters.

You know, 90 percent of all of our political and cultural problems, I am starting to think, come from getting mad at the person pointing out that THE WORLD IS ON FIRE instead of grabbing a bucket and joining the fire brigade.

First you have to prove that the world is on fire, and then that you have a legitimate right to speak up in the meeting to alert people to the fire, and then you have to prove you didn’t start the fire in the first place, and meanwhile livestock is fleeing the danger zone and the temperature’s approaching molten-lead levels, but we’re still debating whether you’re enough of an expert on incindiaries to make us put down our morning coffee.

A.

Dear Governor Cuomo:

May I call you Andrew? Let me start with a few compliments. I think you’re
doing a good job so far as Governor of the Empire State and I’m a *great
admirer* of your father, Mario. Yeah, he left me at the altar in 1988 and 1992
but the man is too awesome to hold a grudge against. Of course, you know that,
and are probably tired of hearing about your dad when you have your own
national ambitions.

Okey doke, that was the sweet part of this open letter, here’s the bitter.
What on earth were you thinking when you appointed former Katrina Kaiser Ed
Blakely to your Hurricane Sandy commission? It looks like your staff fell down a
12-story walkup on this one. I am a New Orleanian and Dr. Blakely was about as
popular and competent as the man who appointed him, C Ray Nagin.

When Kaiser Ed (I always called him that, Tsars are for schmucks) first came
to NOLA, he had the hint of the windbag about him but I wanted to give him a
chance. I stuck to my guns for about 6 months until it became clear that
Blakely was all talk and no action. He insulted the community (he’s bound to
call Staten Islanders insular Guidos at some point) and launched a flotilla of
trial balloons for initiatives that never came to fruition.

I cannot honestly think of a tangible accomplishment by Blakely during his
time here. He promised “cranes in the sky” and, well, the skyline was
bereft of them until he was metaphorically ridden out of town on a rail.

I reckon that your staff looked at Kaiser Ed’s resume and didn’t use the Google
before the appointment was made. Bad staff, bad. If they had they would have
found my little buddy Jeffrey’s classic post, Come
Crane With Me: An Ed Blakely Timeline.
It’s a brilliant summary of
Blakely’s misspent time in the Crescent City and it’s funny as hell to boot.

There is only one way that this appointment makes sense, use him as an
example of bad recovery planning. Anything Kaiser Ed suggests, do the opposite.
The man does not know his ass from a hole in the ground but he can talk for
hours without saying a bloody thing that makes a lick of sense.

There’s still time for you to dodge the Blakely bullet, Andrew. I initially
refused to believe it was true so I consulted withGambit
Editor Kevin Allman
who confirmed the story even though it had yet to
appear anywhere in the reality based media such as the Times or Daily News; the
NY Post doesn’t count but you knew that already.

So, Governor, shitcan the appointment before Ed shows up, makes an ass out of
himself and embarrasses you by saying something stupid and offensive. Don’t say
that the folks in New Orleans didn’t warn you of his douchebaggery and
malakatude because I just did.

Your pal,

Adrastos

Black Friday

I think I said this last year, but I find the bitching about Black Friday to be almost as tiresome as Black Friday itself. Go shopping if you want to go shopping, but honestly, the carping about how awful it all is just smacks of classism to me. Herf derf, lookit the stoopid poor people trying to get a cheap TV, how dare they?

Um, well, stores are handing out hot chocolate to people in line and advertising “door buster” sales, and allowing people to camp on their property weeks in advance, so you’ll pardon me if I reserve my contempt for the people selling the shit and creating the dangerous situation in the first place.

And the coverage never fails to make me stabby.Here we are, Bob, standing outside a Wal-Mart to interview crazed shoppers, just hoping somebody gets trampled to death for the tail end of November sweeps. It just encourages bad behavior that we can then all soberly deplore in editorials a day later. How’s about you stop covering it like it’s fucking D-Day? And by the by if I read one more asshole comment about how Kids Today just don’t stand in line for anything that matters, I will take hostages.

Kids Today, and people today, are in fact better than we think they are:

What is at times overlooked is that Occupy Wall Street was always about mutual aid. The most shared images were of protests and pepper sprays, but the scene in Zuccotti was a common kitchen, a free library, shared living space, a medical tent and endless conversations in which people listened to and learned from each other as they modeled a mutually invested society as an alternative to the culture of Big Corporations…and Big Government. Had OWS found a way to make mutual aid its loudest message, it may have found even more followers from the start.

A.

Weekend Question Thread

I need to start holiday baking and gift-making this year. I’m behind. Usually I like to be done by the time the Thanksgiving craziness rolls around.

What’s your favorite holiday treat?

(Bonus if you include a recipe for everybody.)

A.

Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freeperati – Gruesome grab-bag edition

Well, folks – it felt a bit strange taking the “Paul Ryan” and “Mitt Romney’s flaccid penis” tags down and packing them away, but I think we’re all had enough of Mr. Forty-seven Percent to last us a lifetime.

So – let’s see what’s in the first drum of toxic Freepitude, shall we?

To: Thane_Banquo; All; FReepers

Let not your heart be troubled. On Fox, Karl Rove is painting a
very good picture for a Republican win in Ohio, Florida and Virginia.I
realize Karl was not very popular hereabouts a few months ago but he’s
an astute observer of politics and an excellent numbers cruncher.

49
posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 7:34:36 PM
byre_nortex
(DP…that’s what I like about Texas.)

HOLEE SHIT! Kibitzer – hold the lid down while I weld it shut!
Jeez – we’re gonna be mopping up this stuff for months.
OK – let’s try that again.

Steve Schmidt: GOP must muzzle Rush Limbaugh


Politico ^

Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 12:58:51 AM byWindy City Conservative

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said early Wednesday morning on
MSNBC that it’s time for Republican leaders to stand up to “extreme
statements” and “nonsense” coming from within the GOP, including Rush
Limbaugh.

“Now, people calling for revolution and these extreme
statements — when I talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, what
I mean is, it’s time for Republican elected leaders to stand up and to
repudiate this nonsense, and to repudiate it directly,” Schmidt said.

*****************************

Time for this guy to go.
1
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 12:58:56 AM
byWindy City Conservative

Which one?

To: Windy City Conservative

Who is Steve Schmidt?

3
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:00:51 AM
byTruthWillWin
(The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)

And the Freeperati say that the problem with Dems is thatthey’re uninformed.

To: Windy City Conservative

Rush is extreme. You can thank him for the Sandra Fluke
phenomenom and of coursse you can thank him for operation chaos four
years ago.

4
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:01:23 AM
bytshaun

Ban_him3
.

To: Windy City Conservative

Another indication that the GOP is going to go the way of the Whigs.

The GOP establishment doesn’t realize thatthey’ve shot their last wad.

9
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:02:20 AM
byNVDave

FreudOnVacation
.

To: Windy City Conservative
The republican establishment is kaput! They cannot put blame anywhere but on themselves.

Theignoramuses of this country re-elected a communist. It’s not the conservative’s(sic) fault!

17
posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:05:54 AM
byChiMark
(chewed up his body for a decade)

(sigh)

To: Windy City Conservative

Anybody have Steve Schimdt’s telephone number.

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posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:06:16 AM
byChgogal
(Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)

Why? You gonna ask him if his refrigerator’s running? Are you going to fake-order 100 Papa John’s pizzas for delivery to his house?
Two birds with one stone and all that…

To: Windy City Conservative

I am enjoying the talk about revolution.

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posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:07:48 AM
byFloratina

So am I, but for a different reason.
There was a revolution, all right – and you’re the British.

To: tshaun

Rush needs to learn not to takestinky bait like the Sandra Fluke thing and then doubling down

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posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 1:08:06 AM
byHomer1

Rush was led down the primrose path by a master baiter.
C’mon guys – don’t go off the deep end here.

To: Terry Mross; All

Would not be surprised if folks like Rush like ended up being
“disappeared” by Federal Law enforcement/Dept. of Homeland Security in
the not to distant future.

The open mass grave that is the history of the 20 century shows us
what will be happening in the country in the next 4 years & if you
think that American cops would never do something like round people up
for reeducation/liquidation bear one little fact in mind .

In all of the genocides,pogroms,dealing with stubborn Kulaks,Great
Leaps Forward,final solution to the Jewish Question not once did the
police or the legal system stand up & say NO THIS IS WRONG WE WILL
NOT CARRY OUT THESE CRIMINAL ORDERS . Just the opposite is the grim
reality . Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Rush,Glenn Beck ,Mike Savage,Hannity would be wise to make plans on
how to get out of the country on really short notice & without
government permission, the key words being without government permission
failure to do so could lead to being in government custody for thought
crimes to a bullet in the back of the head.

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posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 11:02:25 AM
byNebr FAL owner

Oops – too late. And you misspelled “Fail owner”
More Thanksgiving leftovers after the linky thing.

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Sunday Morning Video: John Lennon On The Dick Cavett Show

Here’s the former Beatles’ 1971 visit to theDick Cavett Show in its entirety, with Yoko in tow. You gotta take the bitter with the sweet:

Oh NO YOU DON’T, Swift Boat Assholes

Not. Again.

The founder of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, John O’Neill told Fox News’ Hannity that if Barack Obama nominates John Kerry to Secretary of State or Secretary of Defense the group will “do the very best we can” to protest the appointment.

Twitter is full of this bitchery this morning, armchair warriors yelling about the sacredness of our military and how JOHN KERRY IS A GAY FAGGORT and all manner of other oldsauce nonsense.

The only saving grace in trying to re-run smears is that in our brand-new information superhighway magical mystery Internet wonderland, anything we’ve heard more than twice is ancient history and an official Nobody Cares is decreed, and then a Kardashian does something somebody deems slutty and we’re all on to the next thing.

This is a distinct disadvantage when trying to point out, say, that somebody took the country to war and lied about why, or blew up the whole economy and then tried to blame poor people and union workers. However, it can just as well work for making sure we don’t re-run the greatest hits of the Bush Administration’s surrogates.

Also? Happy Kerry photo:

Kerry

A.

Saturday Night Music: Highway Star

I’ve had this Deep Purple classic in my head for days so it’s time to share. This live version comes from a 1993 reunion of the Machine Head lineup featuring Ritchie Blackmore tearing it up on lead guitar: