December 29, 2005
Something really terrible and The Worst Person in the World
“You must understand the environment in Pakistan. (Rape) has become a money-making concern (for the victims). A lot of people say if you want to go abroad and get a visa for Canada or citizenship and be a millionaire, get yourself raped.”
Here's Pervez with his kitties now...
Well, I guess it's better than beating the shit outta the little fucker...
Remember when you were a kid and your parents would use that whole 'If you're bad, Santa won't come' BS? Click here to see it updated for 2005.
Personally, I don't think it's all that cold especially if the kid was a shit (filling the box with coal is a nice Dickensian touch). It almost makes me want to call my Dad and apologize for the nutty I threw about having to ride with the fam to my Aunt's house Christmas eve.
December 28, 2005
So, does this mean the R's are the REAL liberals?
You CAN threaten to kill me, but the War on Christmas is the theme that, much like Brad Pitt's shitty relationships, refuses to DIE. It's not my fault, but I am having some measure of fun with it. To wit:
Courtesy of DemOkie, the Democrats of Oklahome blog, a reminder: "Remember the so-called 'War on Christmas'," in which Bill O'Reilly says you were a rank liberal, secular, pagan, anti-Christian Democrat if you said "Happy Holidays," instead of "Merry Christmas"?
(Thanks to DH)
That dog don't hunt...
el Presidente and his staffers have done a tremendous job of talking up their economic achievements over the last month. Said achievements can be summarized as follows:
and these are the highlights!
Here's some common sense... if you have tax cuts in a high tax environment (which we didn't have in 2001) then you'll get a boost in the economy. If you change tax policy to discourage business expansion and investment (like the R's did in 2001 and after) and instead favor profit taking then you'll get exactly what we have now, weak employment and non-existant wage growth. The fact that this happened in a low interest rate environment (not to mention a very compliant government when it comes to regulation) WITH good consumer spending means that business has done all it's going to do. Period. There's no tremendous boom coming. It's just not going to happen.
In other words, Bushites have made a disaster of the federal budget without providing ANY gains that would at least compensate. Much like their foreign policy, their economic policy has been a disasterous failure.
December 27, 2005
WOW! Never would have guessed that the rich don't give much to charity!
The DMN ran Scott Burns column Christmas Day. This one caught my attention because Scott actually took data from the IRS and discovered that as a percentage of income, the poor are the biggest givers!
Just to recap, part of the rationale behind the tax cuts pushed through by President Bush was that charitable giving would go up. It didn't. Just one of the many pieces of bullshit that spewed from el Presidente's fetid brain.
December 26, 2005
Christmas is over... back to pointing out the mindnumbingly obvious
December 21, 2005
Cheney:Still Batshit Crazy; War on Christmas FINALE and more!
First the President and other officials within the Administration tell us the wiretaps were 'legal' which they weren't. In fairness, the illegality is questionable. If you're a retard.
Then they told us that at least one part of the calls HAD to originate outside the US. Turns out, not so much.
So we now know the lying part is down pat, as is the denail and now we get the bluster.
Here's my favorite part:
Mr. Cheney directly linked the effort to bolster the president's wartime authority to the nation's safety since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
"You know," he said, "it's not an accident that we haven't been hit in four years."
Hubris is a fucking BITCH, Mr. VP! Just when you think you can control the future, it has a nasty habit of coming back to fuck you in the ass. Hard.
December 20, 2005
Man, Girl Shot at Wal-Mart in New Mexico
It seems a greeter wished someone "Happy Holidays".
December 19, 2005
Why cain't ah git over yew?
December 18, 2005
Live from the White House... the shithead speaketh
ABC says he's going to try to tie together the four random speeches given recently. I think he's going throw someone under the bus to save his ass:
8:01 - The election rocked! but it's not the end of violence. It's also the beginning of constitional democracy (I think he means theocracy)
8:03 - Iraq sponsored terrorism?!?! WHEN? Mass graves found... no WMD's but we 'found the ability to make them'; Saddam hid shit. Many nations believed he had WMD's which is bullshit.
8:05 - It was RIGHT to remove Saddam... UGH! So what, asshole? You're a dick and no one's invaded us to get rid of you. Oh shit! He's going down the terrorist path!!!! FUCK YEAH, it's ON now bitch!
8:06 - Empire of Fear... soon to rank right up there with Axis of Evil. 'they're trying to chase us off and the subtext here is that the D's are helping 'em'. Fuck, does this bitch do anything but make excuses??!?
8:07 - We do not create terrorists by fighting them... but that's not so much what we were doing in 2003, was it Mr. P? Things are tough in Iraq.
8:08 - Some look at the challenges and conclude all is lost. He doesn't believe that and of course, neither do the Democrats. He's just too stupid to get it. 'we're putting a strategy in place' SHIT! He really shouldn't use words he doesn't understand.
8:09 - there are 125 Iraq combat battalions? Bullshit! We're helping them establish a lasting democracy... here again, he meant to say THEOCRACY
8:10 - Iraqis are optomistic... polling says so as well. They're happy because they know we'll be leaving their country soon.
8:11 - NOW we're defeatist? Bush, you're a cocksucker. You're the one who got us into this fucking mess and has screwed up the damn thing from the get go. FUCK YOU!
8:12 - Leaving now would undermine our power in the world which is complete horseshit but he's gotta say it anyway. It's his only leg left.
8:13 - I want to see the D's after this tear him a new fucking asshole.
8:14 our forces in Iraq are on the way to victory. Yeah, despite your fuckups.
8:15 now he's wrapping himself in the arms of the wounded. what a slime bag. He accepts the consequences which is good because one of them is going to jail:)
8:17 always run to God!
In other words, nothing much...
December 17, 2005
Shelly's on a jag...
Shelly, the self-aggrandizing talking head from hell, has apparently been left to stew over night in a simmering vat of crazy.
Like I said, crazy... enjoy your weekend!
December 16, 2005
Within a week I predict no more posts about the War on Christmas...
Just when you thought the War on Christmas couldn't be any more inane, Political Teen (via Wonkette) has a HYSTERICAL piece up about Sam Seder of Air America on CNN 'bashing' Christmas. The video is about 10 minutes long and well worth viewing. While it's funny to see Seder verbally abuse the War on Christmas douche, the site itself is funny as hell! Just read some of the comments to see what the non-honor roll students are thinking.
What part of 'I don't want to pay for your piety' don't these morons get?
December 15, 2005
Dingell blows a kiss to O'Reilly and Gibson
STILL MORE on the War on Christmas. The fighting has now spread to the House where retardicans have decided to pass a meaningless resolution... in support of Christmas. I'm not kidding you. Next week they'll be looking to pass a resolution supporting puppies. Or water.
Rep. Dingell, not one to let such bullshit go without comment read a WONDERFUL poem into the record. Watch the video here and the full text after the jump!
Dingell's Poem regarding HR 579
Twas the week before Christmas and all through the House
No bills were passed ‘bout which Fox News could grouse;
Tax cuts for the wealthy were passed with great cheer,
So vacations in St. Barts soon would be near;
Katrina kids were nestled all snug in motel beds,
While visions of school and home danced in their heads;
In Iraq our soldiers needed supplies and a plan,
Plus nuclear weapons were being built in Iran;
Gas prices shot up, consumer confidence fell;
Americans feared we were on a fast track to…well…
Wait--- we need a distraction--- something divisive and wily;
A fabrication straight from the mouth of O’Reilly
We can pretend that Christmas is under attack
Hold a vote to save it--- then pat ourselves on the back;
Silent Night, First Noel, Away in the Manger
Wake up Congress, they’re in no danger!
This time of year we see Christmas every where we go,
From churches, to homes, to schools, and yes…even Costco;
What we have is an attempt to divide and destroy,
When this is the season to unite us with joy
At Christmas time we’re taught to unite,
We don’t need a made-up reason to fight
So on O’Reilly, on Hannity, on Coulter, and those right wing blogs;
You should just sit back, relax…have a few egg nogs!
‘Tis the holiday season: enjoy it a pinch
With all our real problems, do we honestly need another Grinch?
So to my friends and my colleagues I say with delight,
A merry Christmas to all,
and to Bill O’Reilly…Happy Holidays.
The children... won't somebody think of the children?
Snow---it's not just for snowballs anymore!
But down on Quassaick Avenue, around the corner from the New Windsor Elementary School, the 6-foot tall, anatomically correct, finely detailed penis raised some questions Monday.
Especially for police.
Yeah, once the cops get involved, you know where this story is headed. Fucking fascists.
Posted by mayor mcsleaze at 11:02 AM
War on Christmas: We don't do bodycounts
Why is Loofah Boy making shit up about Plano when just miles away in Richardson real atrocities are going down?
The music teacher who told a first-grade class at the Richardson school Monday that Santa is a mythological figure recanted her story Tuesday after school officials began getting calls from parents.
"She told the students that in fact she had heard from Santa, and he wanted to reassure them that he is alive and well in the spirit of Christmas," said Jeanne Guerra, Richardson school district spokeswoman.
Ms. Guerra said the teacher, who teaches part time at Richland and other Richardson schools, misspoke during a lesson about holiday traditions.
Ms. Guerra said district administrators think the class was discussing how Christmas presents were delivered. The teacher apparently told students that parents provide the presents.
One student quickly disputed that theory.
The teacher then changed the subject when she realized what she said and the age of the students. The district declined to identify the teacher, who will face no disciplinary action.
Still, the remark upset a few dozen parents, spurring angry phone calls and prompting the district to publicly support Kriss Kringle.
Posted by mayor mcsleaze at 08:00 AM
Iraqi poll fun...
Wanna know what the Iraqi's REALLY think? Here you go, courtesy of the BBC.
Is it obvious to anyone that the invasion WASN'T popular and that we AREN'T welcome to stay 'until the job is done'?
You get it, too? Shame the rest of the country didn't catch on 13 months ago.
So, is this TIA?
Today comes the admission that the government is spying on us. Didn't we, you know, elect these fucks?
Shelly is whining again... is it another day already?
Does the bitch EVER shut up? No joke, today she's complaining about something Jane Fonda said. Yes, Jane Fucking Fonda.
December 14, 2005
Plano ISD to O'Reilly : Fuck off
Yes, it's time for MORE War on Christmas crap! This time one of Bill O'Reilly's dumbshit comments has come back to bite him in his ample ass...
From Poynter Online via Wonkette comes a touching story of a school district in a VERY Republican area of Texas that's had enough. Seems Billy mentioned their ban on 'Christmas colors' which turned out to be total bullshit. The Plano Superintendent, Dr. Otto (no shit, real name) decided to call out reality in an email to parents... here is my favorite part:
Dr. Otto said that our attorney requested of Mr. O'Reilly that, in the future, he ask his fact checkers to do a more thorough job of confirming the facts before he airs them.
"It would be our hope that you would engage in fair and balanced reporting of this nationally recognized school district in the future," PISD's attorney wrote to Mr. O'Reilly.
Fair and Balanced?!?!?! A little snarky, Dr. Otto, and we're LOVING IT!
December 13, 2005
Helen Thomas calling for balls from the D side of the aisle...
Calling out pussies like Rahm Emanuel and Hizzaly Clintizle is easy because when the game is on they fold up like the passenger seat in a Honda coupe. We get it, we see it, we aren't forgetting it. For Helen Thomas, one of the great journalists in this country, to waste an entire piece chiding spineless Democrats (instead of focusing on the gutsy ones like Pelosi, Murtha, Boxer and Dean) over their lack of leadership is just stupid. THEY aren't leaders; they're placeholders.
I have an idea Helen: How about calling out your fellow journalists who DEFINITELY need some help with that whole integrity thing? It's only in the last few months that we've seen any real balls among the White House Press Corps. You should be lamenting the dick licking journalists like Bob Woodward who gladly make the deal with Lucifer in exchange for crumbs from the desk of el Presidente.
I've stopped giving money to the DCCC, DSCC and others and began giving directly to members of Congress for whom I have some respect. WE'RE WORKING ON SHAPING THEM UP, HELEN. However, we can't do much to the press. So, rather than focus on the politicos, why not have a Murrow moment and call out some of your colleagues for their lack of courage? Seems to me if anyone has the stature to do it, it's you.
December 12, 2005
The Governator starring in LoveHandles...
Apparently, Ahnuld has not been exercising regularly. Or maybe he and Cruz Bustamante are in a race to the bottom of the physical fitness ladder by engaging in a Krispy Kreme eating competition. All I know is, I hope there is something in Maria's prenup about Ahnuld letting himself go.
EWW. Maybe now that we can all see what's under the suit he'll stop deriding his opponents as girlie men.
Is that a summons up your ass or do you just want me out of the neighborhood?
Thank the dark lords I reside somewhere that's not a whitebread republican tightass wasteland.
Posted by mayor mcsleaze at 07:53 AM
December 09, 2005
When a good idea meets a bad illustrator and still more on the War on Christmas
The lovely people at somethingawful.com have a nice piece up about the War on Christmas. They actually went to the additional trouble of writing about John Gibson, the retard who penned the book. Thoughtful and thouroughly engaging; a must read for anyone looking to laugh at the 'vast right-wing conspiracy' otherwise known as FoxNews.
They go on to double punch in this week's Photoshop Phriday with a tasteful look at Lawrence Shapiro's book, Will They Fly A Plane Into Our House. This is a great example of a good book, ruined by the efforts of what SA describes as the 'world's worst illustrator'. To wit
The SA Forum Goons then go on to change the book's cover in some interesting ways... for 17 pages.
December 08, 2005
Misunderstood War on Christmas and Filibuster! The Musical!
Despite his overwhelming corpulence and outright contempt for the truth, people believe Falwell when he decides to whip up the emotions of the more gullible among us (read: stupid people)into a frenzy thinking some 'liberal' is going to 'take away' Christmas. OR something. Actually, it's some stupid book and Falwell, a leader in the mold of great Frenchmen throughout history, has decided to take up the cause and lead from behind now that he knows the direction of the mob, rather than just telling his slackjawed congregation that he 'liked the book'. He even managed to get Shelly riled up, but anything'll do that (especially if it has to do with Ann Coulter's box...of witty comebacks).
What a douche.
OK, stop me if you've seen this before...
Democracy for America is apparently as irritated as I about Dumbshit Joe Lieberman's sycophantic actions toward that unmitigated disaster (the President, NOT the war the fuckup started).
Click here for a fast and easy way to tell Joe how you feel about people who use their position to secure power to themselves.
Here's what I wrote:
I once had some respect for you but that time has passed. It's my sincere wish that your wife finds the pleasure and satisfaction you've long been unable to provide in the loving embrace of your gardner. I hope she divorces you, marries him and he runs against you in the primary. I hope when you make the call to concede the election to him that he's far more gracious than you were to your fellow Democratic Congresspeople who disagree with the President's policies.
Nah, I really hope he totally rubs your face in the shit like a naughty dog.
Quote of the Week...
Or at least one of the candidates for it... answering a question about the President's mischaracterization of his comments to a Texas radio station:
"It was a little out of context. They kind of cherry-picked that one the same way the president cherry-picked the intelligence going into Iraq," Dean told CNN.
Full text of the article after the jump.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Party chief Howard Dean, left, said on Thursday his comment that the United States could not win the war in Iraq was reported "a little out of context," but a new strategy would be needed to triumph there.
Dean was attacked by President George W. Bush and Republicans earlier this week for telling a Texas radio station that "the idea we're going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is plain wrong."
"It was a little out of context. They kind of cherry-picked that one the same way the president cherry-picked the intelligence going into Iraq," Dean told CNN.
"We can only win the war, which we have to win, if we change our strategy dramatically," he said. "We can and we have to win the war on terror. We can't do it with this approach, with this leadership the president is showing."
Democrats have offered a range of ideas on Iraq, from quick withdrawal of troops to a gradual drawdown to Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman (news, bio, voting record)'s backing of Bush.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Dean's remarks reflected the Democratic Party's problem developing an approach to Iraq.
"You have a lot of disarray and disagreement within the Democratic Party," he said. While Bush emphasized a plan for victory, he said, Democrats emphasized "immediate withdrawal of troops or artificial timetables. That's a plan for defeat."
Dean said Democrats were beginning to rally around a concept of strategic redeployment in Iraq. That plan would gradually phase out most U.S. troops over the next two years, withdraw them from urban areas and bring home National Guard forces within six months.
The idea that Democrats do not have a coherent plan for the future of Iraq was "mostly press gobbledygook," Dean said.
"The press wants to focus on the differences. The differences are pretty small, perhaps Senator Lieberman excepted," he said. "We may have some small disagreements on timing. We know the direction we're going on is a very different direction than the president."
Source: Reuters-Yahoo News.
Thinking of the Troops this Christmas?
Tom over at KeepAustinBlue's blog has an idea but forth by a soldier. The hot item this year on every soldier's list is someone who supports the war enlisting and coming to take their place so THEY can come home.
Come on, put your yellow ribbon where you mouth is and feel the love!
Oh fuck... you bitches in CT need to elect someone else as the Democratic Senator
If ANYONE is screaming for a primary challenger more than that 'sexy cheerleader' asshole in Houston, Al Edwards, it's gotta be Joe 'How fast can I divorce myself from the last shreads of dignity and integrity I have' Lieberman.
We all know the Democratic Party has a ton of voices and opinions. In fact, it's what makes us so much stronger than the Republicans. We have consensus, they have a party line and a little red book. Or was that the Communists?
No one minds Joe having a different opinion, but attacking the Chair of the Party, who the grass roots DEMANDED, rather than the Administration for their incompetence is just silly. You're blaming the wrong guy, Joe. That makes you stupid and inadequate as a Senator. The people of Connecticut deserve better.
Still, good to see John Murtha (from Think Progress via Daily Kos) with this:
Lieberman yesterday: "It is time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be commander in chief for three more critical years and that in matters of war we undermine presidential credibility at our nation's peril." Murtha today: "Undermining his credibility? What has he said that would give him credibility?"
Nicely put, Congressman.
December 07, 2005
Cloony v. O'Reilly, Shelly's whining about something, ball-deficient Dems!
I noticed Iraq flashed back to life about the same time I was done with my first bloody...
From USA Today:
The Washington Times, in a front page story focusing on Dean's latest remarks, briefly noting Bush's response. Bush said, "I know we're going to win, and our troops need to hear, not only are they supportive, but that we have got a strategy that will win."
The obvious comeback to this, as far as I can see, is that THE FUCKING PRESIDENT DOESN'T HAVE ONE BECAUSE HE'S A RETARD WHO CAN BARELY MANAGE TO OPEN DOORS LET ALONE WIN A WAR.
Dean is right, we're making the same mistakes in Iraq that were made in Vietnam and one of those is continuing to listen to the same idiots who fucked things up in the first place.
December 06, 2005
People who want to stay in the closet usually don't spend much time screaming
The Duke is GAY??!?!?! WTF?
Oh, shit... I can't even pretend ANY sort of suprise on this one, just as I won't when Buttertroll Karl comes out of the closet by making a pass at el Presidente.
December 05, 2005
Inverted Yeild Spread means Democrats in 2006
We're heading for a recession. Period. Gold is over $500/oz which means that people are actually crazy enough to think a metal mined from the earth is worth MORE than financial assets that not only appreciate (like gold supposedly does) in value but also pay dividends or interest.
This is the chart that presaged the 2001 recession. We're not quite that bad yet since the spread between the 3mo and the 30 year is 74 bps as of today. But that's still close enough to cause alarm bells to go off and short term rates keep creeping up without a comparable rise in longer term yeilds. A recession is going to start, it's going to be next year and it may continue into something worse...
something like a shallow depression. Part of what pulled us out of 2001 was consumer spending, tax cuts (though they didn't really affect the primary engine of growth, the consumer, which is once of the reasons why this 'recovery' has been so anemic), strength in the dollar, untapped equity in homes and few major outlays on the part of the Federal Government, other than normal outlays.
We now have slack consumer spending, a crappy job market (despite Bush patting himself on the back today, no room left for tax cuts (even ones that help the middle class), a weakening dollar, high debt utilization (no equity left to pull out in the form of cash) and HUGE outlays for Iraq and the new benefits the President shoved through the Republican Congress instead of implementing simpler, more cost effective alternatives. Then there is the trade deficit which expands more than Hastert's waist at a buffett. The hurricanes, let's not forget the need to rebuild the Gulf Coast and of course much higher energy prices.
It's coming and it's going to cut deep. What does this mean for Democrats? Find a message, get out and start stumping now and there is an excellent chance of big Democratic gains next November. I hope so because we can't afford two more years of Republican children running this Government.
My housemate's dog...
Completely random thought, but I thought I should share and solicit opinions from the 4 or 5 people out there who still have some of their own...
We're starting a new category today called Is it wrong? that will be used primarily to address retarded things done by the peeps here at McBlogger. Or the retarded things we are currently doing. Or planning today. I'm going to lead with
Is it wrong for me to refer to my housemates dog as Zoetrina Navratilova because she likes to lick carpet?
Please let me know via email or the comments section. There may be a prize for the best answer.
It's slow as hell today, or could you already tell that from this entry?
December 04, 2005
What a fuckwit!
Via Atrios, another darling of the rightwing lunaticocracy exposed as a fraud.
William C. Bradford has resigned as an associate professor at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, effective Jan. 1.
On the law school's Web site and its Viewbook, Bradford was profiled as being in the Army infantry from 1990 to 2001. He wore a Silver Star lapel pin around campus. He had a major's gold-leaf insignia plate on his vehicle.
Independently, Donnelly and I requested Bradford's service record from the Army. It showed he was in the Army Reserve from Sept. 30, 1995, to Oct 23, 2001. He was discharged as a second lieutenant. He had no active duty. He was in military intelligence, not infantry. He received no awards.
Meanwhile, Bradford promoted himself. He blogged on the law school's student Web site. He did radio interviews. He went national on "The O'Reilly Factor." David Horowitz, a champion for conservatives, took up his cause.
Ruth Holladay, a columnist for the Indianapolis Star, at least admits she was wrong. How should O'Reilly and Horowitz atone for their relentless stupidity? Maybe drinking a nice big cup of bleach would help.
December 02, 2005
DoJ finds 2003 redistricting in Texas violated VRA
Oh, like no one saw this coming. First there were public revelations about the role of the DoJ in politically driven voting law in Georgia. Now comes the news EVERYONE already knew but just hadn't been confirmed with hard evidence. WaPo has it now in the form of a tidy memo.
Welcome back to the days of Jim Crow!
December 01, 2005
The Register: NZ finds Black Cocks hard to swallow
Dirty, dirty mind... not THOSE black cocks, the badminton team. I don't know what's funnier, naming a team Black Cocks or the simple fact that there is 'professional' badminton.
This is it, I promise
Yeah, I need to go to bed so here are some of the things that keep holding on...
Kinda reminds me of LL Cool J's comeback that wasn't a comeback. I can't wait for Rummy's next epiphany