Aug 202014
 

I’m writing for tomorrow, day 121.  I’m feeling groggy.  I went out to do some chores early this morning before the heat hit, but was still uncomfortable, because it’s so humid.  I overslept and feel like I need more sleep.  I think that my COPD flaring up is why.  Tomorrow ids a grocery delivery day.  That means lots of house work.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:13 (average 5:12).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Lone Star Q (H/T Daily Kos): Mere months before Jonathan Saenz became president of the anti-gay group Texas Values, his wife left him for another woman, according to Hays County district court records obtained by Lone Star Q.

The revelation could help explain Saenz’s seemingly abrupt transformation from socially conservative lobbyist to homophobic firebrand.

Saenz, a devout Catholic, has been a right-wing operative in Texas for many years — working on abortion and religious liberty cases as a staff attorney for the Plano-based Liberty Legal Institute as far back as 2005. [emphasis added]

FOMCROTFPIMPLMAO!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

From YouTube: Woodie Guthrie – All You Fascists are Bound to Lose

 

It’s a few years old, but the sentiment remains valid, and the fascists remain Republican.

From Crooks and Liars: I’m surprised it took Fox News this long to find a racist scumbag like Fuhrman to explain to frightened Fox viewers why unarmed African-American kid Michael Brown deserved to take six bullets from a cop who is cowering somewhere out of the state of Missouri.

But they did. Evidently the KKK was booked elsewhere, perhaps on the streets of Ferguson, so Fuhrman showed up to blame the whole mess on Brown. In Fuhrman’s eyes — because he is all-seeing and magically teleported himself back to noon Central time on August 9th — clearly Mike Brown was the aggressor and deserved to be filled with a bunch of lead.

MAJOR Barf Bag Alert!!

 

This is the cop, whose racism was so intense and so obvious, that it made it possible for OJ Simpson to get away with murder.  Is is any wonder that the Republican sheeple who say BA-A-A-A to the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, appear to be even dimmer than just stupid?

Cartoon:

0820Cartoon

Share
Aug 162014
 

RepublicansOnParade2

Here is the fifty-eighth article in our Republicans on Parade series, featuring individuals who personify what the Republican Party has become. Today’s honoree is Minister Johnathan Gentry. He is so honored for selling out his own race to parrot Republican racism on the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise.

0816GentryHasselbeck and the two stooges find the one minister who disagrees with the entire NAACP and sides with the cops. Why? Because, Samuel 15:23 "Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft." Black people need to quit being "so uptight" about officer stops.

The crowd on the couch pulled it off once again. They found a Black Minister, Minister Johnathan Gentry, to blame the conduct and attitude of the Black community for the recent tragedy of Mike Brown being gunned down, unarmed by Officer Darren Wilson. Gentry is fed up with the way all these Black folks aren’t more obedient and naturally, this is what they get.

By saying things like, It’s sickening. Black people are so uptight. Let’s change our ways, Gentry manages to blame police brutality upon the conduct of people when they are disproportionately stopped for no reason by police. Gentry speaks fondly of the times he’s been pulled over, because, let’s face facts, he’s a Black man with a very custom, tricked-out car. He also quotes scripture to back up his opinion…

Inserted from <Crooks and Liars>

The video embedded in the article linked directly to the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise.  I refuse to do that, but I found another source.

Double Equal Opportunity Barf Bag Alert!!

It boggles my mind that a black man would allow himself to be used as a vehicle for the hatred of Republican racism.  If there is such a thing as a Clarence Thomas award, he should get it!

Share
Aug 142014
 

Because there are so many honest, dedicated police officers in this nation, I hesitate to level a charge so severe as racism at any group of policemen, but in the case of the police in Ferguson, MO and St Louis County, I have to make an exception.  The more I learn about them, the more disguised I become.  Local demonstrations against them continue.

0814guns_on_people

The protesters, almost all of them black, raised their fists and chanted, “We shall not be moved!”

Down the hill, advancing against them late Monday night, were police officers in gas masks and riot gear, most of them white.

“Don’t shoot!” some of the demonstrators yelled, inching closer to the barely visible police line. One man drifted several dozen feet closer with his arms up, lifting his shirt and spinning around as if to say: Look, no gun.

Then an older woman in a dust mask to shield her a bit from the swirling tear gas spotted him and shouted, “Get your ass back here!”

The two sides were locked in confrontation in this working-class suburb of St. Louis, where the police shooting of an unarmed young black man triggered a night of looting Sunday — and demands for justice from a predominantly black population…

Inserted from <LA Times>

It’s hard to imagine that the scene above is the police response to unarmed demonstrators, upset over the apparent police murder of an unarmed black teen with his hands in the air.

Rachel Maddow provided the best coverage of this tragedy I have found.

I don’t have much else to day, except that this level of Republican hatred and racism must be stopped.

Update:

Footage tonight from Jake Larson in Ferguson.  He appears to be just a resident, whose other video’s haven’t been politically oriented. The situation has degenerated into a police riot.

Share
Aug 132014
 

I’m writing for tomorrow, day 113.  It’s a muggy sticky day, and when I step out of my apartment, the heat is like a slap in the face.  Tomorrow I have a grocery delivery coming.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:18 (average 4:34).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From BBC: The appointment of Haider al-Abadi as prime minister-designate has been generally well-received in the mainstream Iraqi media.

Private television channels broadly support the move, and some pro-Sunni stations have strongly criticised outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s refusal to quit.

State-run Al-Iraqiyah TV continued its pro-Maliki line on Monday evening, but by Tuesday morning it stopped interviewing guests critical of the move and has been running more neutral reports on Mr Abadi’s career and background.

Meanwhile, the non-partisan press has shown impatience with Mr al-Maliki, and news websites generally support the appointment of Mr Abadi.

Nouri Al Maliki (R-IQ) may try to stage a military coup, because his policies and practices have made him a man so hated that he sees a noose in his future. Although a recent report indicates he may step aside peaceably,m I don’t see how he can do so, without putting his life in jeopardy.

From TPM: One thing is certain: Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officers on Saturday. His family has told the media that he was scheduled to start attending Vatterott College, a trade school with several Missouri campuses, this week.

Little else is agreed upon, though. A friend of Brown’s who was with him at the time of the shooting told MSNBC that a police officer told them to "get the fuck off the sidewalk" as they were walking down the street. An altercation ensued, Brown’s friend said, and the first shot was fired. Brown then attempted to flee the scene, according to the friend, but the police officer pursued and eventually fired multiple gunshots that killed Brown. The officer’s name has yet to be released, police say, because of "threats" made toward officers via social media.

The New York Times reported the police’s version of events. Brown had assaulted the police officer and then been shot in a struggle for the officer’s firearm, the police said. That account was met with skepticism from community leaders, especially as the police acknowledged that Brown had been unarmed.

According to two independent eyewitness accounts I have seen, the officer was chasing Brown down the street, and Brown had his hands in the air to surrender when the officer fired the fatal shots. The police assertion that Brown was going fire the officer’s gun is a standard police lie, when they murder an unarmed victim. Brown certainly was not going for the officers gun when the officer killed him. Most police officers are dedicated professionals, but far too many Republican racists are hired as police officers, and bring their hatred and need to abuse power to their jobs.

From Right Wing Watch: \Fox News commentator Todd Starnes appeared on “The 700 Club” today where he went through his usual talking points about how the Obama administration is waging “war” on conservative Christians while giving special treatment to Muslims.

Barf Bag Alert!!

 

When Pat Robertson gets together with a propagandist from the Republican Reichsministry of Propaganda, Faux Noise, the result frequently fouls screens and keyboards.

Cartoon:

0813Cartoon

Share
Aug 072014
 

I’m writing for tomorrow, day 108.  It’s been a busy day with heavy house cleaning and a grocery delivery.  Tomorrow is a holy day in the Church of the Ellipsoid Orb.  The Holy Orb is rising on a new preseason of meditation.  I’m meditating in faith that my Broncos shall break the long fast with a communion meal of Pulverized Seachicken. :-)

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 3:16 (average 5:06).  To do it click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Daily Kos: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Rep. Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama:

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” he said during an interview Monday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham. "It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”

Man, if it’s been waging a war on whites all this time, the Democratic Party is even less effective than I’d realized. Because whites are doing relatively well in this country. Sure, class warfare from above has been hard on the middle class, which was historically overwhelmingly white, so if you compare how middle-class white people are doing now to how they were doing 20 or 50 years ago, the picture is bad. But compared to non-white people? Whites are doing just fine, despite this alleged war on them.

Mo "Bubba Bagger" Brooks is projecting to blame Democrats for his own Republican racism.

From NY Times: The Obama administration is weighing plans to circumvent Congress and act on its own to curtail tax benefits for United States companies that relocate overseas to lower their tax bills, seeking to stanch a recent wave of so-called corporate inversions, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew said on Tuesday.

Treasury Department officials are rushing to assemble an array of options that would essentially wipe out the economic incentive for the deals, Mr. Lew said. No final decision has been made.

“The question is, Can we do enough that it will materially change the economics of inversions so that companies will make different decisions?” Mr. Lew said in an interview. “The things we are looking at look to me like they could very materially change the economics of inversions.”

See How RepubliCorp Is Ducking Taxes. At the very least, Obama could disqualify such companies from government contracts and subcontracts.

From TPM: A third grade teacher in South Carolina called into Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Tuesday to thank him for his children’s book, "Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims," which she used to teach her students about slavery and the Civil War.

ARGH! Limbarf as a teaching aid?!!?  Disappointed smile I was unable to find out which school has such misinformed students. That teacher needs to be stopped, then fired, and then committed.

Cartoon:

0807Cartoon

Share
Aug 042014
 

Every week, Republicans join a competition to see who can say the most outlandish things, and in the process, every week they push the envelope on just how demented InsaniTEA can become.  I trust that you will believe it, when I tell you that last week was no exception.

0804NetanyahuAnn Coulter wonders why we can’t deal with our border the way Netanyahu deals with Hamas.

The headline kind of says it all. Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu is Ann Coulter’s kind of president. He bombs civilians and seems pretty unconcerned about killing hundreds of Palestinian kids. Or, even if he is concerned, at least he still does it. She segued to a discussion of Netanyahu’s iron fist in a discussion on Fox News’ Hannity about tunnels found at the U.S./Mexican border. Tunnels, hey, that reminds Ann of the tunnels in Gaza used by Hamas.

“More than a hundred tunnels have been found on our border,” Coulter told Hannity. “To smuggle in weapons, guns, they’re invading, they’re murdering, they’re raping. The head of the DEA said about a year ago that he thinks the surge of homicides in Chicago is a Mexican drug cartel.”

Then she added: “I just wish we would talk about our border the way we talk about Israel’s border.”

Now she was on a roll.

“We need a Netanyahu here. Can you imagine all these — yes, sometimes Palestinian kids get killed, ” she said as she began to laugh. Then she laughed and laughed, and then her head started spinning around and she vomited green fluid…

Inserted from <AlterNet>

You can always count on the Coultergeist for thoroughly demented hatred.  If Butcher Ben (R-IS) is unavailable, perhaps she can unleash Vladimir Putin (R-RU), aka GOP Pootie, on the refugee children.  Sadly this is just one of five demented Republican moments from last week alone.  Click through for the other four.

Share
Aug 012014
 

I’m writing for tomorrow, day 102.  It will be a difficult day, because I have physical therapy during a heat wave.  It is also the day I normally spend hours collecting the data for and compiling the Monthly Report for Politics Plus to post on the second.  Because of the timing, the Monthly Report will be a day or two late, and I may have nothing at all to post on Saturday.

Jig Zone Puzzle:

Today’s took me 2:54 (average 4:32).  To do it, click here.  How did you do?

Short Takes:

From Upworthy: As much as people love sex, you’d think we’d know better! If we just got rid of myths like these, we’d feel a lot better about our bodies, our relationships, and our sex lives.

 

If you show this to Republicans, that are likely to become apoplectic. So many uninterrupted facts, without intervening lies is more than they can handle.  Now, if only I could remember what sex is.

From Daily Kos: If you haven’t seen this before, this really sums up what Republicans think of the Americans who work for a living.

0801Repub_takers

No Congress in US history has ever done so little.’

From TPM: Conservative rocker Ted Nugent published a lengthy and rambling rant hitting back at his critics on Wednesday, writing that the reason he’s been described as a racist is because he’s "doing God’s work."

Nugent’s comments came in a column posted [World Nut Daily delinked] on the conspiracy theory website WND, in which he reacted to the news that one of his concerts in Idaho had been canceled because of his incendiary rhetoric.

"For the lying freaks over at the Huffington Post, Moveon.org and the scammers at the Southern Poverty Law Center to go to such extremes to constantly lie about me is proof positive that I am not only on the right track doing God’s work spotlighting the current infestation of cockroaches amongst us, but that they are clearly scared to death of me and virtually incapable of debating me one on one," Nugent wrote.

Nugent was reported to have used the term "unclean vermin" when discussing the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s decision to cancel a casino concert he was supposed to perform. The tribe canceled the concert after being contacted by the Southern Poverty Law Center and made aware of some of his past remarks, including some in which he called President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" and a "chimpanzee."

From his perspective, spewing racial hatred is doing God’s work, because his God is Republican Supply-side Jesus, the exact opposite of the real Jesus.

Cartoon:

0801Cartoon

Share