From Rall.com, stolen in it's entirety. This is brilliant and brutal and all of the things that swirl in my brain that I can't even come close to expressing in my own words.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
I just returned from the company Christmas party. Not a holiday party. A Christmas party. Because I work for a Christian company. The owners are lovely people, rife with sincere beliefs and the evangelical/fundamental flavor of religion. It's their money and they can celebrate how they want to celebrate. If Paris was worth a mass for Henry IV, steak dinner, entertainment and gifts are worth an amen for this heathen. I do admire that they try to bring Christian principles into all facets of their lives. In many ways they do strive to be good. They just espouse so many ideas that I cannot abide. It would be fine if these ideas would only apply to them. I don't have a problem with them voicing these ideas. However, these ideas have found their way into the political discourse of this country and are swung like a cudgel by the powerful to harm a great many of my fellow 'Murkuns. White, heterosexual, Christian, property-owning males would hold dominion over all of us unworthy lesser persons if the things they believe hold sway.
I refuse to remove the Obama '08 magnet from the back of my car. It's a nice reminder to everyone I work with that there is a dirty, librul, muslin, socialist, fascist, communist among them.
Posted by BlueMonkeh at 1:47 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
DUMB RIGHTWING CROOKED ASSHOLESIndefensible lifelong asshole Jerry Lewis, Republican crook from California’s “Inland Empire,” will finally retire from the House because his district is no longer a geometric abomination carved out by his GOP cronies. Lewis, a hateful clown in a white fright wig, has spent his career being a complete asshole while lavishing pork projects on his district as long as they were named for “Representative Jerry Lewis.”
Ken Layne 3:59 pm January 12, 2012
When both Rolling Stone AND Andrew Breitbart claim you're the most corrupt congress critter ever, you know you've taken the grand champion prize.
A Democrat will easily win the new district, the lines of which were drawn up by a committee of voters, so they reflect the actual population in the region (heavily Latino) of poor and working-class Californians. Jerry Lewis will spend the last years of his miserable life greasing palms on Capitol Hill for some lobbying firm or another. He sucks. [LA Times/Huffington Post]
Choire Sicha | January 12, 2012
Everyone is pretty aghast and/or in stitches over today's weird and kinda embarrassing escapade by the New York Times public editor, Arthur Brisbane: "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." Not just when; whether! A list of people currently making fun of this runs from editors of city papers to New Yorker correspondents to totally random unemployed people to... well, the Times staffers are all sitting on their hands right now. GOSH, HOW THAT MUST BURN.
How does this argument even go, anyway? PRO: Sure! Let the record reflect whatever people say, that way we have a record of it. CON: No, definitely not! The newspaper should report all lies unchallenged!
(Also, oh yes, let's have readers—aka BLOG COMMENTERS—provide the "input" on these issues. Er, no offense, some of my best friends are blog commenters.) Anyway, haven't seen Twitter make so much fun of one person since, hmm... a SuperBowl half-time show, or maybe that time that ESPN became the LeBron network? Hey, only 18 months till Arthur Brisbane's term is up.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I really enjoy Bob Cesca. He has a way of distilling the absurd down into bite-sized bits.
A member of Congress recommended a military insurrection.
Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), who doesn’t make much of an effort to hide his extremism, argued on a right-wing radio show this week U.S. military leaders should consider ignoring the orders of their commander-in-chief. He wasn’t kidding.Say it with me now — if Allen West was a Democrat and the president was a Republican, Allen West would have to go on a nationwide apology tour after Congress passed a resolution scolding him.