Sunday, August 29, 2010

more on beck-a-la-pooza

Palingenesis: Just whose 'honor' was being 'restored' at the big Glenn Beck rally?
(Crooks and Liars)
That's been my question, as well, and no one seems to have a real answer for it.

I do think it's funny that Palin denounces people who want to "fundamentally transform America" while Beck literally says that is exactly what he is trying to do!

and even more racism

Yahoo sure seems to love Beck these days and seems eager to forgive his racism

Glenn Beck regrets calling Obama a ‘racist’
Beck rally signals election trouble for Dems
Beck: Help us restore traditional American values
And I always find it interesting that no right-winger can never point to anything that has been done to take away "traditional American values", unless they mean the "value" of being able to discriminate against gays, blacks, muslims, etc. They can't quite formulate how to explain how things like helping more people get health care is against American values, but that doesn't keep them from saying that it does.

And, unbelievably, people are dumb enough to agree with this nonsense, as the Beck phenomenon shows...

Friday, August 27, 2010

really doesn't understand what America is supposed to stand for

Sharron Angle Won’t Disavow Claim That There Are ‘Domestic Enemies’ In Congress
(Think Progress)
People whose policies you disagree with are not "domestic enemies", though I might see her point better if she were talking about people, like herself, who want to trample our Constitution and change the very fabric of what this country stands for. This doesn't mean that someone is a domestic enemy if they want to provide our people with health care or change our tax system, but if they want to deny our citizens the right to religious freedom (as one example), then that is certainly extremely anti-American.

this victim is FAR more American than his attacker

Attacked Muslim Cab Driver Still Proud To Be A New Yorker: ‘I Feel Like I Belong Here’
(Think Progress)
This man, unlike his attacker, understands what America is all about. Too bad there are not more people in this country like him.

Carter wins release of American from North Korea

Former President Jimmy Carter, on a private trip to North Korea, successfully won the release of Aijalon Gomes, an American who was imprisoned in the totalitarian country for illegal entry. Gomes is expected to be returned to his home in Boston, Massachusetts by Friday.

(Think Progress)

and even more bigotry

An intoxicated man entered a New York mosque on Wednesday to call those gathered for evening prayer “terrorists” and to urinate on prayer rugs. While the man has been charged with criminal trespassing, New York police officials are not treating the incident as a hate crime.

(Think Progress)

funny how that works

Fox News Ignores Ken Mehlman’s Coming Out, Runs Zero Segments On Story
(Think Progress)
I guess even Fox couldn't white-wash the revolting hypocrisy of a gay man running one of the most anti-gay campaigns in history. Or they didn't want to admit how wrong this rhetoric was and how one of the main architects is now denouncing their hateful bigotry.


Paterson Says Muslim Stabbing Is One Reason We Need A ‘Unifying Conversation’ About Moving Park 51
(Think Progress)
What is especially disgusting is that this is a Democrat taking this anti-American stance.

What this attack should do is unify all real Americans in rallying behind the right to the community center and in repudiating this kind of violent bigotry.

WTF has happened to this country?

repugs really don't have any other ideas at all, besides this failed one, do they?

I know that all politicians do this to an extent, but it is amazing how blatant the repugs are

and more bigotry

another bigoted, right-wing domestic terrorist

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I really don't understand people

Despite scandals, Vitter the La. primary favorite
I don't know how this person is not in jail, much less how he still has a career!

another self-loathing repug gay man

Former Bush campaign manager reverses gay marriage stance
After running one of the most anti-gay presidential campaigns of all time, Mehlman now wants to advocate for gay marriage! I guess maybe he wants to make up for his past evil deeds, but maybe he should have thought of this years ago and thought of the damage he was doing to himself at the time.

Monday, August 23, 2010

utterly insane

well, sure, that's a reason to elect the repugs

Rep. Jordan: If GOP wins the House, we won’t get anything done except frame the 2012 election.
(Think Progress)
Amazing that they freely admit that they do not want to do anything at all if elected. The Dems really need to capitalize on this rhetoric. I mean, the Dems have been pitiful wimps, but at least they have tried to do something.

even Ron Paul refutes the bigotry

bigotry growing

At Ground Zero anti-Islam rally, man harassed for looking vaguely Muslim.
(Think Progress)
WTF is wrong with these hateful, anti-American scumbags?

"all of a sudden"?

just when you thought the repugs couldn't get any wackier

Saturday, August 21, 2010

whatever happened to separation of church and state?

Troops: Skipping Christian concert got us punished
The organizers of the concert are the ones who should be punished for trying to force religion on the troops.

Friday, August 20, 2010

it's about time

Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose war in Afghanistan
Not that public opinion has anything to do with foreign policy, but isn't it too bad that people hadn't decided that this was a bad idea years and years ago, so that we could have stopped wasting vast amounts of money and lives?

We're finally starting to get out of bush's Iraq folly, hopefully this one will be next.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

proving they don't believe in this country's laws along with its Constitution

didn't expect Dean to be a jerk about this issue

Dean suggests ‘compromise’ on Park 51: No point doing ‘something good’ if met with ‘enormous resistance.’
(Think Progress)
Despite having deep respect for Dean and the good that he has accomplished for this country, I'm starting to think that he has passed his time as a representative of the Dems.

This is actually pretty outrageous for someone who normally believes in fighting the good fight.

anti-American cunt

wish I lived in his (fantasy) world!

REALLY not understanding our Constitution

GOP Candidate Allen West: People With ‘Coexist’ Bumper Stickers Want To ‘Give Away Our Country’
(Think Progress)
Actually, once again, this is exactly and literally what our country is founded on. Do people really not understand or remember this?

people really have no understanding of what they claim to be against, do they?

I wish that Dems would realize that if they stood on principle, they would get more respect - and votes

Mosque debate divides Democrats, especially in NY
I expect this shit from repugs, but I can't believe that even Dems are turning their back on our Constitution and freedom of religion - literally what our country is based on.

I continue to be astounded by the fact that something like this can be a major issue that polarizes our country. It is amazing how un-American so many Americans are.

isn't modern technology great for spreading misinformation?

do people really not know this?

FACT CHECK: Islam already lives near ground zero
WTF is wrong with the uninformed assholes in this country?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

finally! Obama keeping a campaign promise

BREAKING: Last Combat Brigade Leaves Iraq; Operation Iraqi Freedom officially ends 8/31

It's about time some of these troops are finally getting to come home from Iraq. We're still going to have 50,000 troops there so this doesn't mean the end of casualties by any means, though the troops in Iraq have seen a drastic reduction in casualties as Iraqi troops take responsibility for their own security.

The official end to Operation Iraqi Freedom is August 31st. But today's exit of the last Stryker Brigade into Kuwait signals an end to the United States' active combat role in that country, and serves as notice that the promises made to leave are being kept.

The remaining 50,000 troops will continue to leave the country through December, 2011, when the US military presence is scheduled to end completely.

This does signify fulfillment of President Obama's promise as well:

February 28, 2009:

The plan will withdraw most of the 142,000 troops now in Iraq by the summer of next year, leaving 35,000 to 50,000 behind with the limited missions of training and advising Iraq security forces, hunting terrorist cells and protecting U.S. civilian and military personnel. Those "transitional forces" will leave by 2011 in accordance with a strategic agreement negotiated by President George W. Bush before he left office.

"Let me say this as plainly as I can," Obama told the Marines. "By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."

(Crooks and Liars)
It's been a long 7-1/2 years, and we have at least a year and 1/2 still to go, but at least Obama is making progress on this disaster that bush left him.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

...and here comes the usual right-wing over-the-top response to Obama

CNN Contributor Erickson Compares Building of Mosque To ‘Human Sacrifice’
(Think Progress)
The repugs are so viciously anti- American that it is just sickening. Why do they hate this country and everything it stands for so much? I'm always disappointed that our country doesn't stand up for our ideals as much as it should but the repugs want to tear down everything that the US is supposed to embody.

If they don't love this country why don't they leave?

mr. flip-flop does it again

gee, why would he say that? Maybe because the repugs freely admit this?

because he's sane and he believes in American values

Friday, August 13, 2010

can someone send people like this a copy of the Constitution?

why do repugs think that we shouldn't get anything from unemployment INSURANCE?

this is really getting old

Right-wing conspiracists plan to greet Obama’s Gulf Coast trip with birther billboard.
(Think Progress)
But I guess it goes hand-in-hand with their anti-immigration rhetoric.

does he really think you have to be born here to attack this country?

Contradicting FBI Information, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert Insists ‘Terror Babies’ Exist
(Think Progress)
I mean, I'm sure that he supports the violent right-wing domestic terrorists, but does he not recall that no one in the 9/11 attacks were American citizens? Why is that necessary for future terrorist plots?


remind me again why Obama bends over backwatds for the repugs at every turn

McCain Promises He Won’t Work With Democrats On Immigration If He Is Re-Elected
(Think Progress)
Despite all of Obama's efforts, the repugs won't even hypothetically work with Dems!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

what was that about defying the will of the people?

Poll: Majority of Americans support gay marriage
I"m sure the repugs and bigots will have a reason why they think that we should oppose the will of the majority...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

not even news when a repug does this anymore - it would be news if one did not

but still - be very afraid!!

NYCTA supported bigotry

typical repug - "do as I say, not as I do"

of course it's only ok if you're a repug

how have so many loons infiltrated our political system?

CO GOP candidate worries bike-share program ‘may not be compatible with our state constitution.’

Dan Maes, the Tea Party-supported candidate in the Colorado governor’s race, has argued that a popular Denver bike-share program is a “very well-disguised” part of a plan by Denver mayor (and Democratic gubernatorial candidate) John Hickenlooper for “converting Denver into a United Nations community.” Last week, Maes told the press that Denver’s membership in the International Council for Local nvironmental
(ICLEI) “could threaten our personal freedoms” because environmental initiatives like the cycling program are “very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to.” This afternoon, Maes appeared on MSNBC to explain his conspiracy theory. Although the “bike program in and of itself is fine,” he said, what worries him is “what’s behind it all“:

We’re trying to differentiate myself from the mayor. If I win the primary and when I win the primary tomorrow, people are going to say what the difference is. We’re both business people. When a mayor signs onto a program sponsored by the United Nations, that should bring concern to people as to how the program may or may not be compatible with our state constitution.

(Think Progress)

what a good idea!

this is when you're glad there's a Dem in the WH

Friday, August 06, 2010

topsy-turvy world - O'Reilly is now more liberal than Obama!

utterly insane extremist

Angle opposes civil rights protections for gays, wants clergy to endorse candidates from the pulpit.
(Think Progress)
How is this looney doing anything other than ranting on a street corner? What has this country come to that someone this crazy has the possibility of serving on the Senate?!

sick, anti-life scumbags

seriously? THIS is what people are worried about?

First lady under fire for her glitzy Spanish vacation
She's the First Lady, not the president, and she is paying for this on her own!

Where were the complainers when bush set the record for most vacations that any president has ever taken - including his famous vacation where he ignored the bin Laden warning and his other infamous vacation that he couldn't pull himself away from after Katrina devastated New Orleans ?

F'k'ing sickening hypocrites..

And check out the comments in that article for some stomach-churning racism...

Thursday, August 05, 2010

doesn't even try to make sense or explain his "reasoning"

Glenn Beck's final swan dive off the deep end: President Obama reminds him of Lucifer
(Crooks and Liars)
Does anyone watch him and take him seriously? I mean, even if you're a fan, he's not even trying to make sense. He just rambles and makes outrageous statements with nothing to back them up - and not even pretending to have anything to back them up. Just bizarre...

repugs proving over and over that they don't care about the deficit

sounds like a typical repug

is this ironic or just f'k'ed up?

Congrats Kagan!

The Supreme Court will now have three women justices.
(Think Progress)
Any chance we can get a liberal next time, though?

and how will this be different from what has been happening?

GOP Leader: After November, Legislation Is 'Going To Have To Be Center Right'
(Huffington Post)
How about we just once try moving to the center or even- gasp - center-left for a change?
Here's more from Think Progress:

While calling for bipartisanship, McConnell says he’s not ‘very interested in doing things left of center.’
So, it's only bipartisan when the Dem capitulate to everything the repugs want? And we don't have bipartisanship now because the repugs only want to say no to everything the Dems propose and not even consider anything, no matter how much the Dems give up. No exactly being very honest here, is he?

funny - she hasn't been so far

GOP Senator: Kagan Will Be A 'Radical' On Supreme Court
The center to center-right person will be a "radical"? What reality do these people live in?
Gawd forbid an actual liberal is ever nominated to the court!

this woman is completely insane

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


because it is only bad if Dems do it and it helps people

logic and sanity and equal rights returning to the gay rights movement


deep hatred for women

another crazy, violent right-winger


cuz people can afford to be picky about their jobs

in Bizarro-world, maybe


more violent bigots

typical of rove

what a surprise