I’m writing for tomorrow, and my COPD is still severe. It’s been a slow day for news, so I’m just going to kick back and enjoy being ice bound. Portland is, for all intents and purposes, shut down. The MAX transit train is not running. Buses are barely running on very few routes. Even cabs are operating for emergencies only. I have not heard a siren in over a day. Four or five a day are average. Looking out the window from time to time, I have see only three moving cars. Two of those were moving sideways. So I hope you enjoy this article and a look at the box, where I bury Republicans.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 4:27 (average 5-14:). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From Daily Kos: We can’t say Seymour Hersh didn’t warn us. It’s looking like the IRS Inspector General, J. Russell George, a Dubya appointee, is the ultimate stay-behind. In the middle of last year, he was caught meeting exclusively with Issa and his Goposaur gang to drum up phony IRS scandal claims. Well now, he’s been caught doing the exact same thing, but regarding an IRS ‘audit’ of the Affordable Care Act.
Thank goodness for Rep. Elijah Cummings and Rep. Gerald Connelly, who wrote the ‘honorable’ IRS IG a letter, which they cc’ed to Issa, and is posted in full…
How many times have I warned against Republican moles? They are temporary political appointees from the failed Bush Regime, who burrowed into "nonpartisan" career positions throughout our government, before we evicted Potomac Pinocchio from the White House. Now they devote their time to sabotaging our nation, while YOU pay their salaries. Click through to read the letter.
From Alternet: Ben Shapiro: Liberalism killed Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The terrible disease of addiction and a potentially lethal batch of heroin emerged as the leading theories of what killed actor Philip Seymour Hoffman last weekend.
But there is something far more insidious going on, as it turns out. And thank goodness conservative thought leader Ben Shapiro shared his deep thoughts [propaganda delinked]on the tragedy, by helpfully pointing the blame where it really belongs. It’s those damn liberals again. They’re killing everybody.
“…his self-inflicted death is yet another hallmark of the broken leftist culture that dominates Hollywood, enabling rather than preventing the loss of some of its greatest talents,” Shapiro wrote in the National Review.
The math, or the logic, goes something like this. Hoffman was a liberal. He died of a drug overdose. Therefore, liberalism causes drug abuse and death. Liberalism quickly devolves into “libertinism” and a “penchant for sin,” Shapiro argued. No one in Hollywood has any spirituality, principles or standards.
Except maybe the scientologists. We’re not sure where they fit in with Shapiro’s cosmology.
This is just one of the offerings from Republican psychopaths in the last week alone. Click through for the other nine.
From Crooks and Liars: It was just a couple of weeks ago that Glenn Beck had a weirdly lucid and suspiciously self-aware moment and admitted to Megyn Kelly that he realized that he had been contributing to tearing the country apart and that wasn’t who we were.
That was so two weeks ago, apparently.
Because Lonesome Rhodes Beck is back to scaring the crap out of his pea-brained listeners, telling them that if they dared to disagree with global warming, abortion or Obamacare, they would be rounded up and placed in internment camps, just as Justice Antonin Scalia warned this week [propaganda delinked]:
Barf Bag Alert!!
Both Beck and Scalia are engaging in projection. They are accusing Obama of intending to implement a purely Republican plan. While it’s true that internment camps have been built in the US, it was Halliburton that built them under contract from the Bush Regime.