Saturday, August 04, 2012


TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY, according to the AWESOME Duchess St. Rollins. This magnificent DOUBLE SLAM of the Teabagger anti-American infestation in our midst merits reposting, in full. Duchess St. Rollins invaded the Teabagger Facebook domain, "Conservative Patriots of America," like an avenging angel for the rightness and decency of our cause, America's middle class, the poor, the disadvantaged, we the 99%, with all the fury, outrage, and commitment which drove American heroes like Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King to give their lives for the cause of building a better, more just America.

Sometimes I've despaired that people today are too disconnected from politics; that they lack that feeling, the ferocity and fire arising from one simple proposition: there is right and there is wrong; justice and injustice. We cannot abide what is wrong and unjust in this country we love, without doing everything we can to stop it. And along comes Duchess St. Rollins to reiterate that common American strain of decency that most of us in the end, despite all the obstacles and deceit thrown in our path, will do right by our country and our fellow citizens. Duchess, you've gained one more admirer among the thousands (some 17,000 at last count) who are talking of your fierce, angry, yet simple but true, beautiful, smoldering words.

Duchess St. Rollins. — "Though I am trying to keep in mind the staggering amount of Teabilly stupidity I am dealing with here, this level of asininity is outrageous even for you dickholes. Let’s face it, most of you are lucky to get your "Guns don't kill people, I do." bumper stickers on without gluing your mullets to the tailgate. Let me explain.

First of all, FUCK YOU for referencing “slaves” while showing a picture of our first black President. How completely lacking in decorum or taste can you assholes be? This is incredibly insulting to the memory of the people we actually enslaved to build this country. And, don’t you DARE give me that shit about how he’s only half black. He’s fucking black enough.

Secondly, Barack Obama isn’t trying to enslave anyone. His policies and those of Democratic Party members in general, actually help the poorest and most downtrodden of our citizens to survive. You want to talk about slavery? What about Wal-Mart, whose six heirs have more money than 42 motherfucking percent of the U.S. population, yet pay their employees so little that we as taxpayers must subsidize them in the form of social safety nets so their children don’t starve or become homeless? Are you saying that hard working people, who stand for hours on their feet dealing with redneck douchenozzles like yourselves for peanuts, don’t have the right to SURVIVE while their bosses are living in multimillion dollar mansions and eating caviar for $3000 an ounce? That’s fair WHY exactly; because Sam Walton’s kids worked SO hard to be born into that family?

You Fox Zombies are once again missing the point. President Obama doesn’t want to keep anyone from succeeding or make them dependent on the government by simply giving them a leg up and making sure their kids have a little sustenance in their bellies at night. He is trying to help STOP the cycle of poverty. He aims to ensure that the wealthiest nation on Earth doesn’t just forget about those not born with silver fucking spoons in their mouths and actually gives them a CHANCE. If the GOP (Greedy Old Pigs) had their way, we wouldn’t even offer Pell Grants so that people can go to school and better themselves and our economy. That’s some real economic genius there.

Also, as usual, you make it sound like it’s even possible to survive on the meager assistance available to the needy. Try and get this through your thoroughly brainwashed skulls; the overwhelming majority receiving government aid are children, elderly, disabled or WORKING adults trying desperately to make ends meet and feed their families. These citizens only get, at most, a few hundred dollars a month in food and/or cash. Contrast that with the trillions we give out in government subsidies to thriving corporations and you may get a glimpse of how completely ignorant you sound while trying to erroneously demonize the poor as a significant drain on our resources.

The top 1% of people in this country own 43% of the wealth. The next 19% own 50% of it, and the bottom 80% own 7%...SEVEN GODAMMNED PERCENT! The average pay for a CEO in the United States is 300-500% more than the average pay of a worker. Wake the fuck up, before there is no middle class because we’ve all been relegated to serfdom. Rich people don’t care about you. They aren’t going to let you into their fancy fucking country clubs just because you lick their assholes on the Internet all day. Get on the side of the middle class, or get the fuck out of our way."

And the Duchess's double-slam:

Facebook Status Update From “Tea Party Conservatives of America”:
If Obama wins this election I will shut down My company and go on every govt assistance program I can find. I will not continue to beat my head against the wall another 4 yrs. What’s the point?
Response from Duchess St. Rollins: (Just Google her.)

"Promise? That would be fucking AWESOME! Make sure to report back and let us know how far the $1.50 per meal and between $100 and $600 a month in cash gets ya’. What I find unreal about you Teabilly fucksticks is that you actually seem jealous of poor people. Like it’s super fun to be a single mom or elderly person who is forced to rely on Welfare to fulfill basic human needs. HALF of the people receiving benefits are kids and one-third are elderly or disabled. Only a TINY percentage of people getting assistance are able-bodied adults, but don’t let facts get in the way of your pathetic little pity party.

You assholes begrudge poor children hot meals, yet don’t seem to give a shit that the multimillionaire, Ann Romney, takes a $77,000 tax deduction for her dancing horse and the taxpayers just funded her trip to the Olympics. Where’s the outrage about that insanity? How about the dozens of huge corporations that are making record-breaking profits and getting tax refunds? That doesn’t chap your moonshine-swillin’ hillbilly hides a little bit?

You’re here working yourselves into a tizzy over some bullshit “welfare queen” myth and the thought that some icky POOR PERSON might get a few free fucking meals so they don’t end up homeless, yet turn away while the oil industry get BILLIONS in tax subsidies, even after turning huge profits! You bed-pissing rednecks are a fucking disgrace to this country. FUCK YOU."

Chick-fil-A's Anti-Gay Commercial ...

KEEPING THE WORLD SAFE from gay chickens! (P.S. — If the homophobe male patrons start developing breasts, and the females facial hair, you might want to look into the food chain's practice of injecting their chickens with human growth hormone to make them "more macho.")


OLYMPIC-THEMED CONDOMS by British company KISSY BANG BANG. I'd say these are an instant collectors' item, and should fetch a pretty penny on eBay ... In the original packaging, of course:

Friday, August 03, 2012

Musical Break: Mitt Romney's Lament

Musical Break: Dedicated To Harry Reid —


QUOTABLE: Harry Reid, TWISTIN', TWISTIN' The Knife In The Mitt Barbie

"It's hard to say which is more insulting to Americans' intelligence, Mitt Romney's tax plan or his refusal to show the American people what's in his tax returns," Reid said in a statement. "Romney seems to think he's above the basic level of transparency and openness that every presidential candidate has lived up to since his father set the standard in 1968."



IT'S RUDY GIULIANI. Just sayin' ... In a sense a brilliant, albeit totally desperate choice, that will likely never happen given Rudy's adultery and pro-choice stance. Unless he flips a Mitt.


THE ARROGANCE, THE SENSE OF ENTITLEMENT of this mega-rich privileged ALIEN who was born with four silver spoons in his mouth, to think he can skate to the presidency without releasing MULTIPLE YEARS (8 TO 12) OF HIS TAX RETURNS AS EVERY MAJOR PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE HAS SINCE HIS DADDY, GEORGE, SET THE STANDARD IN 1968!

MITT ROMNEY HAS THE INSOLENCE, THE IMPUDENCE, THE EFFRONTERY, THE AUDACITY, THE NERVE, THE CHEEKINESS AND DISRESPECT for the American electorate to REFUSE to release his tax returns, the SERIAL LIAR SAYING "TRUST ME" and to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: "Well, it's time for Harry to put up or shut up. Harry's going to have to describe who it is he spoke with because of course, that's totally and completely wrong."

NO, MR. 1%. RELEASE YOUR TAX RETURNS, AS EVERY OTHER CANDIDATE HAS. PERIOD. THE ONUS IS ON YOU TO PUT UP OR DROP OUT OF THE RACE. (This rich right winger is so outrageously ARROGANT and OUT OF TOUCH, he's un-EFFIN-believable.) Meanwhile CNN's Dana Bash says her source can independently confirm what Harry Reid said. You're in deep shit, Mittens and your campaign is beginning to unravel. As they say: "Put up or shut up" because, well, "you can run but you can't hide."

Will Ferrell Gets Emotional Tapping Into TEH STOOPID Zeitgeist

Thursday, August 02, 2012


DEAR CHICK-FIL-A PATRONS: IF YOU VOTE FOR MITT ROMNEY after he told you what his so-called "tax plan" is (!), not only will you join the ranks of all-time, totally pathetic tools of the PLUTOCRATS and MONEYED ELITES, but you will have smashed all previous records for the stupidest, least-informed, most knowingly ignorant, FOX-viewing, Limbaugh-listening electorate in the HISTORY of AMERICA TEH STOOPID and the post-NEANDERTHAL age.

Since I've Never Eaten At Chick-fil-A ...

AND DON'T EVER INTEND TO, can I make my boycott retroactive?

Never even heard of the place until its president's anti-same sex marriage pronouncements and admission of donations to anti-gay causes, only to post "record-setting" sales on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" (promoted by Mike Hucabee) following protests. So it would seem that the old aphorism, "there's no such thing as bad publicity" certainly obtains in this case.



When Mormons Clash

YOU KNOW HOW SENATE MAJORITY LEADER Harry Reid drives us CRAZY with that soft-spoken, optically wimpy style of his, seemingly (and quite often, REALLY) allowing the Repugnant Party to get the best of him? Well, this time Harry's retiring shy Twilight Zone bank clerk persona may serve to our great advantage. Who could possibly disbelieve the earnest, self-effacing MORMON (and we ALL KNOW these dudes are sticklers about truthtelling) when he says a 'little birdie' Bain investor told him Mitt Romney didn't pay any income taxes for 10 years.

OH MY. Said Reid, sticking the knife in: "His poor father must be so embarrassed about his son." (Ha-ha-ha ... I especially appreciate Harry's sincere "poor father" reference to George Romney.) Then for the twist:
"Harry, he didn't pay any taxes for 10 years," Reid recounted the person as saying.

"He didn't pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that's true? Well, I'm not certain," said Reid. "But obviously he can't release those tax returns. How would it look?

"You guys have said his wealth is $250 million," Reid went on. "Not a chance in the world. It's a lot more than that. I mean, you do pretty well if you don't pay taxes for 10 years when you're making millions and millions of dollars."
Ladies & Gents, what we have here is a sterling example of HARDBALL POLITICS of the highest caliber. For anyone who is inclined to sell Harry Reid short, think again. This dude is a heavyweight politico and Team Obama must be tickled pink to have Harry, the former boxer, in its corner.

Meanwhile, the secretive Romney camp played wildly hysterical ineffective defense, trotting out the "Etch-A-Sketch" senior advisor to lay a McCarthy era line on mild-mannered Harry that most history-challenged FOX viewers never heard of: "Have you no decency, SIR"?! WTF kinda prissy comeback line is that?! Of course Harry's a decent dude; why, he said: "I am not basing this on some figment of my imagination. I have had a number of people tell me that." CHECK. MATE.

STUFFED!!! USA Today Gets Olympic-Sized Scoop On Lebron James

SUSAN PAGE'S SLICE OF "the Fourth Estate, or whichever estate" as Mitt Romney calls the press, got an EXCLUSIVE Olympic "sports" story when it reported this, which went viral worldwide:
LeBron James has been rejected before.

He was denied a championship for his first eight seasons in the NBA.

But who in their right mind would turn down a dinner invitation with King James (if you live outside of Cleveland that is)?

Well, someone with a curfew in the Olympic Village, it turns out.

Lauren Perdue, one of the top U.S. swimmers who swam the first leg of the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, first sent out a tweet before the London Games acting flabbergasted when she apparently met a fellow, more recognized Olympian.

"Lebron James just invited me to dinner…Um wuuuutttt?!?" she tweeted.
Lauren's scholarly tweet was then probed with an investigative blog spot by the Charlotte Observer:
LeBron did take a liking to Perdue, though, who is a star swimmer at the University of Virginia. So did he really ask her to dinner? 

 "He did," Perdue said. "He was kind of joking but he was basically like, 'Would you like to come eat with me at the dining hall?' And I said, 'Um, I'm sorry, I have a curfew. So I turned that one down, yeah." 

One more note: Perdue said LeBron was "gracious" and certainly didn't imply that he was asking her to anything other than a meal at the Olympic Village dining hall.

P.S. Memo To Chris: On Correct "Cheney" Pronunciation

CHRIS, I DON'T AGREE WITH ANYTHING Liz Cheney has to say, except her correction of how YOU should pronounce HER family name. See, unlike her mother whose "Cheney" name is acquired by marriage, Liz carries her father's DNA. As such, any difference with her mom on pronouncing the family name must necessarily favor Liz.

Add to that the fact that the Dark Lord patriarch has never complained of how his name is pronounced. Do you really think if he'd raised an objection to the family name pronunciation, people would continue mispronouncing it? Not that you'll give up assaulting our hearing; you're one stubborn solitary mule committed to some kind of self-directed brainwashing.

BATSHIT CRAZY GOP: Lawrence Has The Conspiracy Lowdown; What's Wrong With Sister Sarah?

REALLY. SARAH PALIN LOOKS TERRIBLE in this FOX response to Dick (pron. CHAY-NEE) Cheney with Frau Greta. First of all, that aquatic-looking backdrop and Sarah's aqua outfit had me thinking for a minute she'd crashed the women's Olympic swimming venue in London.

Notably, her hair was disheveled and her weirdly puffy face was glistening with what seemed like sweat, or excessive foundation or pool water (?) — the overall effect being one of concern for Mama Grizzly's health; mental, spiritual and physical. Has the Dark Lord "gotten" to her? The wingnut neocon "Elimination Squad?" Mitt Romney's secret crusaders for Kolob? The conspiracy possibilities boggle the mind.

Meanwhile, Karen Finney provided just the right contrast to Sarah. And the GOP wingnut with the "microfiche" conspiracy was auditioning/angling for a guest-hosting spot on the Alex Jones/Glenn Beck shows. And Lawrence unwittingly provided lots of material for the Batshit-Crazy Bigoted Media:

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Welcome To BIG BROTHER Sports: NBC 2012 Olympics Coverage The Worst EVER!

AFTER INVESTING A GROTESQUE SUM for exclusive rights to transmit the Olympics, NBC has not only turned it into a pay-per-view event for financially strapped audiences, but has used its tape-delay powers to edit, slice and dice the coverage of key competitions with an all-seeing BIG BROTHER eye toward manipulating the audience's emotions in pursuit of a ratings cushion that will justify its exclusive control over what we are allowed to see, and in what sequence. It is, for all intents and commercial purposes, George Orwell's "1984" nightmare come to life.

 But it has failed miserably. For where NBC is able to control its coverage, it cannot stop critics from fiercely scrutinizing it and voicing complaints in social media, particularly Twitter. Already, one British journalist has been silenced by Twitter, doing NBC's dirty work, for posting a string of complaints followed by the e-mail address of an NBC executive who is broadcasting the Games. His intent was to urge viewers to e-mail similar complaints about the coverage directly to the executive. Privacy concerns notwithstanding, the journalist has a point. We, the consumers, ought to have a direct outlet to NBC management with which to voice our complaints. The Boston Globe agrees, and editorialized that Twitter went too far in shutting down the journalist's account.

NBC's failure to anticipate the power of the Twitterverse and keep a lid on spoiler results alerts is easily the most common and vociferous complaint. In this regard, I think they're getting a bum rap. While they could have managed the spoiler alert thing much better, bottom line is, HEY, if you're one of the millions addicted to Twitter, don't blame NBC for those flashing results on your i-Phone as you run a red light and narrowly avoid flinging a mother-and-child to Kingdom Come as you hurry home Tweetintaskin' behind the wheel to watch Women's Gymnastics.

More disturbing, though, is NBC behaving like the Chinese Communists in an obsessive control-FREAKDOM of its exclusive broadcasts. Jon Stewart was correct: It was completely out-of-line for NBC to show the insufferable Ryan Seacrest interviewing Michael Phelps instead of a tribute to the July 7 terrorism victims in London. I didn't even know this, possibly because I missed the Seacrest interview. But now that I know, I'm pissed. NBC has the power but no right to make these decisions for its audience. When we commit a chunk of time, hours, to watching an event such as the Opening Ceremonies, NBC has a professional obligation to respect our choice, and act accordingly.

In the same way the talking heads and news readers of the political channels have a compulsion to butt in at the most inopportune moments of an important live political event — the nanosecond Chris Jansing or Tamron Hall shove their faces in ours I'm out of there heading for C-SPAN — the entertainment BUMS like Lauer, Vieira, and Seacrest should confine their words to brief descriptions of what we're seeing; and for the most part they did, except for Seacrest. It doesn't surprise me that the only man worth his salt on that team, Bob Costas, looks funereal in his anchoring. Clearly, clearly he is uncomfortable with having to play along in the audience manipulation.

There's more. The NBC coverage fuck-ups have become a daily occurrence:
  • NBC ruined Missy Franklin's gold medal swim with a Today Show promo announcing an interview with the winner before viewers actually saw her race to the WIN in the pool. When the suits apologize by saying they have "a process in place" to keep this from happening again, viewers should know they've gone off the rails. It's simple. Don't anticipate results before they happen, and don't edit them when they do happen, barring extreme circumstances. Just be there to cover all the viewing — emphasis on VIEWING — angles.
NBC missed a big Olympics moment on Tuesday when it edited Ksenia Afanasyeva's tragic gymnastics finish out of its broadcast.

Afanasyeva, a Russian gymnast, was the reigning world champion for the floor exercise. She delivered a strong performance on Tuesday, until she crashed on her knees on her final pass. The mistake devastated her teammates, who were visibly shocked and upset.

NBC was hit for not airing the routine — a decision that critics said it made to create more suspense around Team USA. The American team was set to perform after the Russians, and was already ahead in the previous events.
One viewer tweeted it "proves NBC can’t be trusted to show tape-delayed sports." Of course, if NBC broadcast the Games live, much of these issues would disappear. But then, where would BIG BROTHER be?

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


BAD NEWS FOR THE FASCIST BIRTHER CROWD: PRESIDENT OBAMA IS DESCENDED from the FIRST African slave documented in 17th century America in Virginia, a state whose famous progeny include Thomas Jefferson, Pat Benatar, Jim Morrison, Warren Beatty, Shirley Maclane, Robert E. Lee, 'Stonewall' Jackson, Patrick Henry, Sam Houston, Moses Malone, Pocahontas and Edgar Allen Poe. has traced Barack Obama's ancestry, through his white mother, to "John Punch, an indentured servant in Colonial Virginia who was enslaved for life in 1640 as a punishment for trying to escape. His life sentence marked the first documented case of African slavery — rather than indentured servitude — in the American colonies."

Barack Obama, American Royalty, And His Loyal Sidekick Joe — Surrounded By American Royalty:
Lincoln, Washington, and Martin Luther King.

OH MY. This is TRUE American royalty. John Punch, it is interesting to note, lived right around the time of another legendary American ROYAL from Virginia: Pocahontas, princess of the Powhatan Tribe. Here's the story:
The first American slave begat the first black president.

A team of genealogists has discovered strong evidence that President Obama is the 11th great-grandson of America’s first documented African slave, has announced. Even more surprising, the family connection comes through Obama’s white mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, rather than his Kenyan father. said its team’s discovery that Dunham’s Virginia ancestors had actually descended from an African man prompted them to dig deeper into Obama’s African-American roots.

That man turned out to be John Punch, an indentured servant in Colonial Virginia who was enslaved for life in 1640 as a punishment for trying to escape. His life sentence marked the first documented case of African slavery — rather than indentured servitude — in the American colonies. said records suggest that Punch had children with a white woman, who inherited her free status. Some of their descendants passed as white, married into white families, and went on to be successful land owners in Virginia.

Eventually, that family produced Obama’s maternal grandmother, Madelyn Lee Payne, and then his mother.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, an expert in Southern genealogy, endorsed’s conclusion, which was reached using records and DNA analysis.




USA WOMEN WIN GYMNASTICS GOLD! Spoiler alert? (You never know, with NBC's time-delay FUBARS.) Love this pic (courtesy of the Huff Post) of Gabrielle Douglas soaring free as a bird. Beauty in flight:


DO YOU THINK MAYBE Chuckles Toddy will take you back?! Perhaps if you say stupid shit like, "I know you so well ..." (I have no sympathy for the ratings flop panic of a network that charges viewers to access the Olympics. This falls into the Karma category.)

MITT ABROAD: Gaffes, Insults, Right Wing Pandering, Secret Conclaves, Warmongering

MITT ROMNEY'S FOREIGN TRIP TRAINWRECK continued apace in Israel as he insulted Palestinians with a racial slur, hung out with right wing Likudniks as if they represent all of Israel, undercut America's "honest broker" negotiating posture between Israelis and Palestinians, raised money from international banking criminals Barclays and adopted Chinaman casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, incited war with Iran, then headed for Poland where an aide screamed away the frenzied feeding Beltway Media with: "Kiss my ass, this (Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier) is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect!" And to Politico's typically stoned Jonathan Martin, "shove it" after Martin reportedly told him to 'chill out' and offered the Romney entourage a communal joint.

 Rachel's back (!), skinning the prissy Mittens ALIVE (he walks like he's got his balls in a vise, or maybe it's the magic underwear) before skewering him on a spit of Mitt barbecue. Have I mentioned lately how I missed Rachel and totally love her?

Notice Mitt's right upper lip sneer; this dude is easily the most ODIOUS presidential candidate of modern times:


Monday, July 30, 2012

Memo To Chris: Buy A Clue, It's Pronounced ...

'CHAY-NEE' or 'CHAY-NEY'. How come ALL your very accomplished media guests say it this way, hmm? The latest, the Huff Post's Sam Stein and Susan Milligan of U.S. News and World Report. Sorry, Chris but between the eccentric Uncle Arv and daughter Liz, I'll go with Liz:
WILLIE GEIST: We need to set the record straight on something. Chris Matthews says it's pronounced "Chee-ney" and the family pronounces it that way. Liz Chaney, how do you pronounce your last name?

LIZ CHENEY: I pronounce it Chay-ney. And it has been quite sometime, maybe ever since Chris Matthews was at any Cheney family events.

WILLIE GEIST: He doesn't get those invitations? All right, there it is, Chris. Sorry, it's Chay-ney.
See Chris, I'd have accepted your version had the eccentric Uncle Arv not mispronounced the dog's breed as a "BAGEL." Why would Mrs. Cheney volunteer that information if she didn't think maybe Uncle Arv had a way of mispronouncing names? Bottom line, though, along with everybody else, I'll take Liz's pronunciation with dig: "And it has been quite sometime, maybe ever since Chris Matthews was at any Cheney family events." And Chris, you must know how annoying your mispronunciation of Cheney's name is to our assaulted ears, however endearing your Philly accent.


THAT'S RIGHT. MITT ROMNEY — WHOSE FRIGHTENING NEO-NEOCON FOREIGN POLICY WAS DETAILED BY CHRIS MATTHEWS, one of the few Beltway Media names to sound the ALARM on the return of the Cheney (pron. 'CHAY-NEE' by daughter; you'll NEVER win on this one, Chris)-John 'mustache' Bolton-Paula 'PNAC' Dobriansky triumvirate among dozens of neoconservatives joining the BLANK SLATE Romney foreign policy team FROM HELL (literally), once again ascendant after their ruinous and criminal decade-long warmongering — is on the WARPATH. AGAIN. WAR is the neoconservatives' default position. If you want more war, more killing, more spilling of American blood and treasure, more terrorism, VOTE for the New Communists, the Teabagger/Republican Party! Politically and ideologically, these people are as insane as real-life Dr. Strangeloves.

Reading these secretive Republicans, moving in the shadows away from public view with the contemptible Corporate/Beltway/MSM Media's full cooperation is like being a Kremlinologist of old. For if Bolton's or Cheney's or Dobriansky's extremist neo-fascist personas were to be revealed, the public would be repulsed. In this context, it is noteworthy that the GOP's principal warmongers have been front-and-center in the news lately. John McCain, who has been WRONG on every military criticism of President Obama was back at it, urging our direct military involvement in Syria and a likely Cold War-style confrontation with Russia. Mitt The Twit, who comes from family generations of a cult religion that never wore this country's uniform, got so SKIPPY-DEE-DOO that he called the Russians the "Soviets."

More alarming has been Dick Cheney's sudden high profile in Republican politics calling the Palin choice "a mistake" who didn't "pass the test" for commander-in-chief. Oh REALLY?! That wasn't the tune Cheney was whistling back in 2008. At the time of her Veep choice, he referred to a Palin speech at a GOP conclave as "superb" and opined there’s “no reason” Palin “can’t be a successful vice president.” Their relationship dates back to 2007, when then-V.P. Cheney urged then-Alaska Gov. Palin to effectively scuttle competitive bidding on a natural gas pipeline project in favor of Big Oil. Was there a quid pro quo?

The point is, Dick Cheney used Palin when his commercial interests dictated, possibly even influencing her selection for his post. But now that she's the proverbial "loose cannon" rather than a loyal foot soldier, he dumps on her prospects for a disruptive convention speech in favor of manipulating the malleable, tabula rasa Mitt Romney and getting his neocon loyalists embedded in the Romney campaign. Secondly, Cheney is signaling the critical need to pick a V.P. candidate who can "pass the test" of going to war.

In our crosshairs: Iran, Syria and Pakistan, where the neocons comtemplate regime change, do not discount a "contained" nuclear conflagration, and envision rising from the ashes of total destruction their orgasmic PNAC Pax Americana. This should scare the living daylights out of the American electorate. READ MORE HERE.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic Shorts: Oh, How The Mighty Have Fallen

UH-OH ... LOOKS LIKE "AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM" is taking a hit in the Olympic arena. My question to the racists, the xenophobes, the ethnocentrists (not the well-meaning but misguided, like Chris Matthews) is: How will you EVER live down falling to the HATED French in the 400-meter freestyle relay in one of our dominant sports, swimming, with a team that included the legendary Olympian Michael Phelps and his nemesis Ryan Lochte, swimming the anchor leg?!

How could they POSSIBLY lose?!? Huh, HUH!? To a French guy named  Yannick Agnel?! ATTENTION MSNBC resident Ayn Rand-ian (a psychotic Russian émigré, BTW), purveyor of the 'American Exceptionalism Ethos' and MOCKER of ALL THINGS FRENCH, Sarah (Eh?) Cupp: We DEMAND an explanation for this unforgivable FAIL first thing Monday on your recycled show! Well OK, you got a gold in women's skeet shooting and are certain to win one in basketball and quite a few more, no doubt. So America is still an exceptional member of the community of nations, along with a whole bunch of other nations.

Upset of The Day. — Little Honduras "upset" overrated Spain, 1-0, in Football and knocked them out of the competition. It's easy to explain, really. What would FC Barcelona be without Messi who plays for Argentina, Dani Alves who plays for Brasil, Sánchez who plays for Chile; or Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo who plays for Portugal, Higuaín who plays for Argentina, Özil who plays for Germany, or Marcelo who plays for Brasil, among many others?!

Their stock would be worth about as much as their Central Bank's. For their little "system" of incessant lateral ring-around-the-rosie passing to be elevated to "best-ever" status by morons like Alexi Lalas after the Euro Cup win is a little like saying a bunch of inbred redneck okey-dokes are better at pickup hoops than the local urban league. Good on Honduras for beating an overbaked team. The final reckoning will come in Brasil in the 2014 World Cup. Spain will get its ass kicked. Count on it.

More Football FUN.— Missed Team USA knock the Colombian women out of the Olympics; I'll catch it on replay. Remember how the Colombians had vowed "revenge" against the U.S. only to be beaten by North Korea, 2-0? And now to be dealt the finishing blow by America, 3-0. Serves them right. These infantile grudge matches are like emotional suicide, considering the Colombians will have another two years at least to brood on this defeat, until their next one. Here's hoping they're not slitting their wrists at this writing for dishonoring their country. It's only a game, ladies. But a violent one at that, with 30 fouls. Abby Wambach has a swollen eye from getting sucker-punched in the face. She became Team USA's all-time Olympic goal scorer, with six. She'll need another six to equal Cristiane's all-time record. That is, if Cristiane doesn't add to her record.

In the men's game, Brazil's 3-1 romp against Belarus was a feast for the eyes. The phenom Neymar was truly phenomenal, the best man on the field. He scored a slicing foul shot over the wall into the Bel keeper's upper right corner, and gave dazzling assists on the two other goals. One was a pinpoint cross for Pato's equalizer, and the other a beautiful back heel pass to Oscar, in the box for the score. But the play of the game was an awesome run at the Belarus defense, slicing through four defenders like butter, until he tried to make one cut too many and was violently upended by a Belarus defender, who caught enough of the ball to have averted a penalty call. After dribbling the fourth guy, Neymar had a look, a brief window to take the shot. Pelé would have slotted it in.

Neymar will learn, especially after absorbing a lot of punishment. He was knocked around, stepped on, and upended. But the kid is tough and resilient. He keeps getting up. Optically, it's a relief he's gotten over the hideous mohawk look. I think the women in his life prevailed upon him. Maybe all the other copycats will now follow suit. Here's hoping. Incidentally, if you haven't seen Brazil play yet, check out number 12. His name is HULK. And he REALLY does look like HULK. I kid you not.

Finally, the UK had a nice win, 3-1, over the UAE, in venerable Wembley Stadium. It was a very entertaining game.

Justice Scalia Admits There Are Limitations To 2nd Amendment

AS REPORTED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST of right wing Justice Scalia's appearance on FOX:
'Scalia pointed out Sunday that that the Second Amendment "obviously" doesn't apply to weapons that can't be hand-carried, and modern-day weapons like "hand-held rocket launchers that can bring down airplanes" weren't factored in at the time of the writing of the Constitution. 

 “My starting point and probably my ending point will be what limitations are within the understood limitations that the society had at the time,” he said. “They had some limitations on the nature of arms that could be borne. So we’ll see what those limitations are as applied to modern weapons.”'
Even Scalia may find this BLOODTHIRSTY GHOUL with the French name difficult to stomach: