The radicals who have taken our guvmint hostage really brought the stupid yesterday. The not so Okey Dokey Senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, is describing default as a “managed catastrophe.”And this is a guy that the MSM insists on calling a rational conservative. Ain’t nothing rational or conservative about this shit. A catastrophe is a catastrophe is a catastrophe; even Della and Claire know that. People need to stop calling these fuckers conservatives. They’re extremists. Conservatives don’t crash the world economy by threatening to hold their breath until their faces turn blue if they don’t get their way.
Koch Industries is denying any role in the shutdown. Looks like the brothers are looking for deniability if the world economy crashes and their fellow tycoons get testy with them. If you believe the Koch’s hands are clean, there’s a bridge named after Huey P. Long that I’d like to sell you. It was just renovated and is no longer a death trap, y’all.
I have a reading assignment for everyone. There’s are great pieces at Salon by Michael Lindand Stephan Richter about the teahadist’s neo-Confederate tendencies. I’ve been saying that here for quite some time but their soap box is bigger than mine. I have to share with Jude and he keeps knocking me off…
A group billing itself as the “Independent Truckers of America” has
vowed to flood the nation’s roadways this weekend with a “Ride For The
Constitution” in order to “save our nation” from “domestic enemies such
as Barack Obama, John Kerry, Lindsay Graham and John McCain.”
According to the Ride For The Constitution website,
this “Truckers Shutdown” will feature “potentially hundreds of
thousands of truckers and millions of citizens” converging Friday
through Sunday on the nation’s capital. There will also be affiliated
rallies at rest areas and displays on highway overpasses. The faces of
this event are a right wing radio host, outspoken gun activist and
“libtard” hater Mark Kessler, as well as a former trucker who believes
President Barack Obama is “a radical Islamist.”
It’s fascinating that a right wing nativist group is using tactics previously employed by <horrors> furriners. That’s right, folks, stunts like this have been pulled in Britain and, more alarmingly for the wingnuts, France. So, Mr and Mrs Tea Party, you’re acting like a bunch of fucking frogs. Pour some of that over your freedom fries, bitches. I hope you choke on them.
I’ll give Gram Parsons, Roger McGuinn, and the Byrds the last word: