By tmcbpatriot | August 14, 2014 | No Comments
There are times when reading the news becomes clearer and you stop to think about what is really going on. That happens to me when reading political stories. The “journalists” who write the stories do so as if there is really a story there. As if the drama unfolding in the halls of the Capital is something to “get into,” something akin to a reality show series where old white men and insane younger white men go back and forth, lobbing political hand grenades at each other, like the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s.
These stories pull you in. They cause you to click on the link to read more. This happens every day. It becomes like an addiction. It is only at this level can one truly stop to understand what is really going on. And then it hits me. We no longer have true journalism. We simply have a mass media system that delivers news like ESPN.
For example, here is a story from today: McConnell Demands Vote On House GOP Bill To End Deportation Relief. In this latest drama,
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling for a Senate vote on House-passed GOP legislation to end deportation relief for young undocumented immigrants and strip the president’s authority to grant it to anyone else.
It’s a really compelling narrative. Codgy old republican senator wants to stop the mexicans from coming to town and will do everything in his power to stop it. This story has legs. It is dark and mysterious with a sense of danger. Great, right? I’d watch that. And that is where the McDonaldization of news media comes into focus. Imagine for a moment some journalist somewhere telling this same story, but from an actually true perspective? Imagine the journalist wrote:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling for a Senate vote on House-passed GOP legislation to end deportation relief for young undocumented immigrants and strip the president’s authority to grant it to anyone else.
McConnell’s reasoning for doing this is simple. It is late summer and unemployment is low. A story comes out just this past week titled The Disney Economy is Back. Gays are married, pot is legal, sort of, the President is black, and Mexicans are really close to getting a lift in spirits.
Shorter McConnel: This President is making everyone happy that is not white, dumb and old and we are in election season. Do something!!
We currently have a President who, in reality, is doing quite well on the social and economic front. We also have a republican party that is beside itself with nothing at all to do. There is no appetite for war, guns are getting pretty annoying and woman are starting to realize more and more what kind of people we are dealing with. Add all of that together and you get a shit storm of liberalism, governing, some intelligent thinking, and people totally dig it.
“The President seems to have forgotten that he does not possess the authority to re-write our immigration laws and that, on the contrary, the Constitution requires that he take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” the Kentucky Republican said in a statement.
Shorter McConnell: We need to build a dramatic narrative for this week because if Obama passes immigration reform through executive order, which he is very well within his right to do, then latinos will come out in droves to vote. There are already so many of them that we are totally screwed! We simply won’t have enough people to vote for us!!
All we keep hearing are stories like this and stories about how republicans are suing the president and planning to impeach him, all the while building a false narrative that the president is actually breaking law on a regular basis. It’s all so simple to understand when you stop to do so. ESPN builds their narrative around sports. They talk all day about athletes and get paid handsomely to do it. The athletes then get more notoriety because their lives have been turned into theater and we buy into it and purchase lots of sports stuff as a result. It’s a business and our news media is no different.
Every day politicians in Washington, D.C. spend a good portion of their day figuring out how to make money to fill their election year war chests. They require this money because running for office is insanely expensive these days. Without a narrative you ain’t gonna sell nuthin’. And if you tell people the truth about what you are really doing, well that just makes you seem like a total dick!
Truth is, for all of their seeming insanity, republican in Washington, D.C. are no dummies. The got there they are because they are smart and because they know how to play this game. Obama is actually a masterful politician and republicans know it. Hell, even the Iraqi’s on the mountain top are coming down alive. If this keeps up, there won’t be any voters left!!! And the media plays it up for all it is worth.
Sure some in Washington, D.C. might actually hate Obama’s guts, but many are simply performing their day job; keeping the money flowing while journalists play right along. It makes everyone money so it makes everyone happy.
So when Mitch McConnell or any other GOPer says Obama is thwarting the law on a daily basis that really means Obama is actually doing his job on a daily basis and for republicans: That. Can’t. Happen.
By tmcbpatriot | June 11, 2014 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | May 30, 2014 | No Comments
So my wife brought me home this great garage sale find last week. It’s a color photo, autographed, of three of the greatest legends of political theater. It’s taken in the oval office and in the early 80′s, I would imagine, and features Nixon, Ford and Reagan standing at attention and smiling proudly into the camera. It’s quite bizarre actually and I can’t stop staring at it.
By tmcbpatriot | May 16, 2014 | No Comments
Operation American Spring, billed as a Friday morning multi-million patriot march on Washington, D.C., to oust leadership from the nation’s capital — from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner — has proven woefully below expectations.
Apparently there was a bunch of yahoos who were going to march today on the Mall in D.C. to basically arrest President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the Speaker of the House, as well as any other politician they could find who hates the Constitution…or something.
When I read stories like this it always makes me wonder why Democrats don’t use stories like this for their ads. For example, they could have an ad that says: “America, not too long ago a bunch of right leaning citizens took it upon themselves to plan a revolution against our nation. Apparently, however, not enough of them showed up due to rain.
Remember America, these people want to be in charge again. So vote Democrat this election season!”
Seems so simple.
“It’s a very dismal turnout,” said Jackie Milton, 61, a Jacksboro, Texas, resident and the head of Texans for Operation American Spring, to The Washington Times. He said hopes were high when he arrived in Alexandria, Va., a day or so ago and found motels and hotels were sold out for 30 miles around.
But weather’s dampened turnout a bit, he said.
“We were getting over two inches of rain an hour in parts of Virginia this morning,” Mr. Milton said. “Now it’s a nice sunny day. But this is a very poor turnout. It ain’t no millions. And it ain’t looking like there’s going to be millions. Hundreds is more like it.”
These nutjobs are really crazy. They are also great reminders of who we had running things for eight long years. Remember when we hated the President? I mean, sure it was bad and sure we were angry, but we never we as crazy:
A caller from North Carolina said he feared Obama would declare martial law and begin executing Christian citizens as a prelude to civil war. Another caller from Michigan said he was more concerned about government manipulation of natural resources. “I’m so fed up with the tyranny I sold my jet ski,” the caller said. “I’m so fed up with the way the government is manipulating the water with the chemtrails, I’m afraid I can’t even use my jet ski.”
This is crazy on a whole other level. It is FOX “news” personified. It is the result of a giant mind f**king that the right wing has perpetrated upon innocent, slow minded citizens who jet ski.
“Whether you believe the Pentagon was hit by a missile or a plane, we need you out here.”
Indeed. We do need you out there. It is because of you that I now have a favorite story of the week. For that I say thanks!
By tmcbpatriot | May 9, 2014 | 1 Comment
So Ben-f’ing-Ghazi is back in a big way. These republicans are just so insane that it has gone way past the point of return. They are off the reservation officially, I think it is safe to say. I can’t blame them really. I mean, Obamacare is doing quite well and no death panels to speak of. The economy seems to be roaring, if you have enough to invest in the market, and really, who else matters in America anyway?
With all that success, and with rich folks getting way richer, republicans really need to do something in order to get the conversation going in their direction, at least until November of this year. The mid-terms are all they have at this point, and rest assured, we give them the House and the Senate in November and it will be Ben-f’ing-Ghazi 24-7, 365 until January 2017, not to mention Obama impeachment hearings.
I know, republican’s hate wasteful spending. But you will have to forget all that when it comes to Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi. That issue is no joke and no time to get all hypocritical. Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi is the biggest thing republicans have! It is all they have. They literally have nothing else. For six years republicans have been trying everything, throwing everything at the wall, but nothing is sticking. They tried Kenya, Muslim, Barack Hussein, doctored photos, death panels, IRS, that bad Vin Diesel movie, Iraq, Afghanistan, Osama, Syria, Russia, Libya, you name it. None of it has worked! The only thing republicans have going for them, and it is not much, is Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi.
With Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi you have everything you need to keep your followers hooked when all else fails. Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi has intrigue, murder, guns, muslims, burning cars, Hillary, Obama, dead, white Americans, phony witnesses, hot 60 Minutes interviewers, graphic photos, White House emails; the only thing missing is…heck, I don’t think anything is missing. This story literally has it all.
Starting soon, a brand new republican group of nutty-birds will try to look all official and, once again, after more than a dozen inquiries already into Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi, these politicians will spend more money and waste more taxpayer dollars on a story that is really way too complicated to follow.
Perhaps that is what’s missing from this story. Perhaps the one thing republicans have not been able to gain from Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi after all this time is that the story itself is not all that exciting or easy to follow. Sure, four people died and that is tragic, but why they died and what Obama and his administration had to do with it is really only clear in the minds of some very troubled people who are doing this because, and let’s be real here, it gets them on TV, makes them a household name, brings in much cash for their re-election PACs, offers ratings for FOX, and best of all, forces Hillary to take the stand and get some additional sound bites out of her to play repeatedly until 2016.
Like I said, Ben-’f'ing’-Ghazi really does have it all. Even if nobody truly understands what the issue is, it will at least be good TV. Isn’t that the point?
By tmcbpatriot | January 28, 2014 | No Comments
As President Barack Obama makes his entrance into the gallery for this much anticipates SOTU, it is funny to have heard moment before Wolf Blitzer and his CNN hacks pine on about how Obama needs to start to build a relationship with the House Speaker, John Boehner. It is funny because this is a man who takes a year and a day just to make his way to the podium because of all the palm pressing, warm hello’s and very long applause. He has no trouble building relationships. Anything CNN tries to muster up is done simply for the dramatic effect and to play into the FOX narrative of an unpopular president who is a lame duck in the sunset of his presidency. Nothing could be further from the truth.
What is truly incredible is that Obama has a positive message. Whether you like or dislike him, his skin color, his politics, it is impossible to argue that he has a negative message compared to that other guy who warned of mushroom clouds year after year, speech after speech. Tomorrow though, FOX and the rest on the right will downplay his words as fascism, socialism or whatever other ‘ism’ they can throw at their followers. But how do you listen and call this anything but a positive inspiring message to Americans? It is proof that you hear what you want to hear, despite reality.
Can you imagine, six years of domestic initiatives. What a change from the last republican administration where war was the only thing that got accomplished. Romney would have been no different. We would be either in a war with Syria and Iran or planning for it. I have do doubt.
Joe Biden is funny. I wish he was my grandpa. I don’t think Dick Cheney ever smiled, unless he was making money.
I bet tomorrow the conspiracy theorists will be deciphering the wrinkles in the flag behind the podium to be secret arabic letters spelling out war plans or instructions for rounding up guns.
Republicans just clapped for fixing our immigration system. What’s that about? I guess they are still clinging to that latino vote. lol.
Joe Biden has a project. That’s nice. He is going to help people get job training. Can you imagine a republican saying this stuff? Never happen and never will. Republican’s have put themselves in such a hole that anything they ever attempt will seem laughable. Remember when they stood in that hardware store and talked about creating jobs? Keith Olbermann used to count the days since that stunt. He’d still be counting if he still had a show.
You can just picture the morons who listen to hate radio and FOX everyday watching and hearing this SOTU speech and thinking, “wow, this sounds so good. I wish it wasn’t so bad.” Must be confusing to be a republican. They just cannot allow themselves to hear anything other than key words, like “share,” “kids,” “education,” “research” and “science.” These are unfortunately for them silent dog whistle words for socialism, indoctrination, government intervention and godlessness.
Who is not standing for women? John Boehner, for one and a bunch of other white men. Tsk tsk tsk. Will they never learn? Just play the video of the men who did not stand for the comments about women in the upcoming election season.
Amazing to see half the room sit through giving Americans more money. “Say yes! Give America a raise!” That’s good. I love that.
I think Obama needs to mention the thing about the “keeping your doctors” thing and put if to bed. If he doesn’t that will be the only thing the right wingers latch onto. Seems he may not go there. Too bad.
Shout out to Beghazi with the mention of diplomats. Classy.
Drones, baby! Active and targeted. Obama is moving war into the 21st century. Funny how people love war but hate drones. Same outcome, but with less blood and economic dependency. What’s the problem?
Ok, I’m getting bored. Obama has covered all the bases. What about steroids? Remember when Bush used his SOTU to talk about how they were going to crack down on steroid use? He surely did. Look it up. It was the extent of his domestic agenda.
War is hell.
Great speech. And now, back to Wolf Blitzer with his fucking narrative. I’m turning you off now Wolf. Bye.
By tmcbpatriot | January 24, 2014 | No Comments
When you have a moment, check out the vid below. It’s New Jersey’s Lieutenant Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) denying that she ever threatened to withhold Hurricane Sandy relief money from a local mayor unless the mayor approved a real estate project.
If you’ve been following this bridge scandal story then you know that Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer alleges that Guadagno took her aside at a meeting last May and told her in no uncertain terms that she had to play for pay.
Now, despite this being a story about what you might expect in Jersey politics, Zimmer says she was so taken aback by such a blatant threat that she told two of her close associates and also wrote about it in her journal. Zimmer also made sure to note that Guadagno told her that if this ever got out she would deny it.
Fast forward to this month when Zimmer went public with her story and Guadagno, apparently making good on her promise, is denying it in force. A few things to note here, and this is where the video comes in. In it, the Lt. Gov. is seen making her pronouncement that Zimmer’s story is false and she goes on for four minutes and change making sure we hear her. But as you watch the video, pay attention to a few things:
- She begins by stating she is not taking questions — NOT taking questions.
- She never once says that Dawn Zimmer is lying. She claims that what Zimmer said is completely false and offensive, but not once does she ever call Zimmer a liar
- Guadagno doesn’t deny a conversation took place. It did. Guadagno simply claims that “Mayor Zimmer has chosen to mischaracterize a conversation I had with her about development and job creation in Hoboken”
- When you are innocent of something you do not need to spend four minutes explaining yourself. You simply say “I will make this brief. The accusations made by Mayor Zimmer that I threatened to withhold Sandy funds unless she approved a real estate deal is patently false and Mayor Zimmer is lying. I don’t know why she would lie, but that is the fact of this matter and I feel sorry for her. Thank you.”
…And then you take questions.
This story just keeps getting better and when it is over it will be of Vesuvius proportions. Guadagno will resign and perhaps even perjure herself, if and when the FBI decides to question her. Christie’s hypertension and his many other health issues will force him to take a much needed “vacation.” His closest underlings will get immunity and tell stories that will become bestsellers, movies and mini-series. The country will be spared even the thought of a Christie Presidency and best of all Ann Coulter will be proven wrong once again.
I mean, does it get better than that? Hardly.
By tmcbpatriot | January 23, 2014 | No Comments
Here’s one that got in just under the radar. “During a Tuesday appearance on CNN’s “Crossfire,” former Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli (R) said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie should step down from his post as chair of the Republican Governors Association amid the so-called Bridgegate scandal.”
Did you see what just happened there? For those who are unaware who Ken Cuccinelli is, he is one of those insane Tea Party nuts who lost in Virginia’s gubernatorial race thanks in part to his ultra-extreme views. One of those views had him fighting to reinstate a funny little law called the Crimes against nature; penalty. It’s an awesome law, if for nothing else the language used in it:
A. If any person carnally knows in any manner any brute animal, or carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge, he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.
So when a guy like Cooch starts publicly saying that a popular Republican governor, one who was supposed to be the savior of the party, should step down from an important post you know only one thing is going on.
Chris Christie is what is known in republican land as a RINO (Repubpican In Name Only). To say that the extreme wing of the party wants a guy like Christie as their leader is laughable. After all, he shook hands with Obama. That is like making a deal with the devil. The plan has never been for a Christie presidency. It has, on the other hand, always been about a Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio presidency/vice presidency. Mix and match as you see fit.
I predict that come 2016, once Christie has been thoroughly run out of town, we will see only tea party candidates being rolled out for public consumption. Hillary will certainly have her hands full, but will she lose? If Ken Cuccinelli’s loss in Virginia is any indication, I am pretty sure that the crazy will always come up short.
By tmcbpatriot | January 19, 2014 | No Comments
I don’t know what is more shocking, that MLK was republican or that LL Cool J is? And I’m sorry, but is that Eazy-E? I guess you have to make the rows even.
By tmcbpatriot | January 12, 2014 | No Comments
So, here’s what we know so far. Let’s recap:
1. Gov. Chris Christie hired a crack staff of trusted advisors, close confidants and strategists to help him navigate what must be the insanity of governing New Jersey (If you’ve never been to Jersey, let’s just say the Sopranos was popular, in part, due to its accuracy).
2. Normally brash, rude and…well…very New Jersey, Christie wears his bravado on his sleeve. On any other day most people would not be surprised if he told some unknown Democratic mayor from some random town in Jersey to go f**k himself. In Sopranos country “Go f**k yourself” is like saying good morning.
3. Then we hear a story about this same nobody mayor who may have dissed the “large one” by not endorsing him for re-election a few weeks before. As a result of this dissing, Christie’s crack staff hatches a plan to close three lanes of one of the most heavily travelled bridges in the country, tie up traffic for four days and risk huge political fallout if it all went bad.
5. When the plan does go bad after reporters starting asking questions, the Governor is finally asked about it at a press conference…a full three months later. Christie says of the incident, “I worked the cones. Unbeknownst to anyone, I was working the cones.” He then goes on to claim he knew nothing about anything and was told it was a traffic study. Now, I will if course give the governor the benefit of the doubt here. However, if that story is true then we have a governor of a very large state who believed that, and was ok with, the Port Authority closing three lanes of one of the most travelled bridges in the country, during rush hour, disrupting the lives of thousands of people, interfering with commerce, causing security issues, etc., for four days, all for the betterment of science. Ok, whatever.
6. Finally, we come to the end of this week and a full four months to the day of the failed “traffic experiment.” Christie still maintains he knew nothing about anything, other than it being a traffic study. He also claimed that his most trusted advisors went berserk and pulled this stunt without his knowledge. What’s weird about that though is that while those on the Right are saying we should just move on because Christie told the truth, we don’t seem to be focusing on the fact that Christie is still claiming this was a traffic study. FOX “News” believes him. So what’s the problem? If Christie still believes it was a traffic study then why did he fire his closest advisors for “lying” to him? What did they lie about? If they were lying about it being a traffic study than it was political. However, Christies still maintains it was not political and was a traffic study.
Of course we will find out the truth sooner or later, provided nothing bigger happens and we forget all about this. What we may find out, and this would be the worst possible scenario for Christie, is that this bridge thing had nothing to do with Ft Lee’s mayor, Maddow’s judicial nominee theory or anything else pertaining to any one person in particular. The truth may turn out to be much simpler.
The GWB is a major artery in this country, and in New Jersey. The amount of traffic across that bridge is massive and many, many people rely on it every day. To close down three lanes during rush hour for four days would certainly not go unnoticed.
For Chris Christie, this may have been simply a great opportunity to send a sort of bat signal to his enemies all across the state in one fell swoop that he was very much still in charge and most likely would be in November. This is New Jersey after all. People there tend to do things to the hilt, especially the powerful ones. Think Chicago, only with more cursing. Add to that Christie’s known temper and the stress of an upcoming election and you get Tony Soprano sending his political enemies, and perhaps even some of his friends a message that says “I’m still here and you best not forget it.”
Problem is that while Christie was confident this was something he could get away with, this perceived “dog whistle” of a threat came across a bit louder than anticipated and has come back to bite him in his very large posterior. In the end this may all turn out to be just another reminder that power not only corrupts, but it also can ensnare even the largest politicians, literally and figuratively, when the world outside bursts their bubble. Fugedaboutit!
By tmcbpatriot | January 7, 2014 | No Comments
Liz Cheney called it quits today and I am depressed. Never has this country seen a patriot stronger than Liz Cheney. She represented all that is right with the republican party and shined a light of all that was wrong with the filthy left-wing progressive Hollywood liberals. Wyoming lost a true hero today.
I remember when her father was Vice President. Remember that? Back when this country had a backbone. Back when being American meant something more than taking from you and me and living off of Barack Hussein’s government welfare.
Today we have liberal filth taking while people like Liz Cheney are giving. Well, today she gave us the faith to keep moving forward. She is a true hero and for that we thank her.
If you like this article, please leave a comment saying so. Please be sure to donate to this site as well. What ever you can spare. Do it for country and to help me stop those filthy liberals out there who want to take from me and you every chance they get. God Bless America!
— You know? Writing as a conservative is both fun and easy. It allows me to literally type whatever comes to mind, so long as it is vehemently anti-liberal. It is cathartic in a way. I can pretend to be ignorant awhile poking fun at the ignorance I hear every day on AM radio on the way in to the office. I am sure too that this type of writing would guarantee positive attention from the right. You know what? I just might do this more often. How much do you want to bet it would not only be successful, but also lucrative? After all, who wants to get rid of their money faster than an ignorant republican? Find me one left-wing site that sells gold coins, iced-tea, neckties and gas masks to their unsuspecting audience? I could make a fortune!
Only thing to remember is to use the correct photo. I may have gotten my Cheney’s mixed up on this one. More to come.
By tmcbpatriot | December 31, 2013 | No Comments
I always have a little worry about what’s to come in a new year, but then I also have an amazing excitement about starting from the top again. New Years resolutions come into play this time of year as well. I have a bunch that I am going to try and stick with. Well, maybe not a bunch, but more than a few.
Here are some of them:
- Stop watching local news or any news that is broadcast on television airwaves
- Continue listening to AM radio in the car because AM radio is just so insane. There are more Obama haters on AM frequencies than anywhere else in the known universe
- I will learn that when watching New Years Rockin’ Eve from Times Square on teevee, starring Ryan Seacrest, they are not speaking to me nor do they even acknowledge that I exist. In other words, I am older than 32
- I will not be shocked when a right wing website bans me after four comments. That has to be a record
- I will be sure to blog as much as possible about all the insane sh*t republicans do and say in 2014. There will be no shortage of that for sure
- I promise to be fully drained by next New Years after all the politicking going on in this congressional and senatorial election year. Egads! Almost forgot about that one
Ok, 10 seconds to go….Happy New Year!!
Thanks for reading.
By tmcbpatriot | December 23, 2013 | 1 Comment
I’m not catholic nor christian and yet I still wish people a Merry Christmas, unless they are Jewish then I will say happy holidays because I am not a total dick. Otherwise, as far as I am concerned what we say and why is totally irrelevant. This holiday is for and about the kiddies. Anyone still thinking Christmas is about something else, like the baby Jesus or something, I am sorry. Christmas is about watching your kids light up and be excited and giving them hope and belief in something good, benevolent and best of all non-violent. It’s a time to chill and stay as far away from stores as possible, unless its Toys R’ Us, then you do what you have to do.
As for adults, to be on TV shouting about the color of Santa’s skin or feigning disgust at people who have the audacity to say Happy Holidays to one another is just not natural. It goes against everything we were supposed to have learned when we became adults.
Sure Bill O’Reilly does it, but then his audience is slightly retarded. They also buy his books. As for the rest, I just don’t get it. I guess they hitched themselves to that gravy train and intend to suck it dry.
I can’t say I am hopeful about 2014 in light of all of this, but I can say I hope your holiday’s go swimmingly. Thanks for reading! Enjoy!
By tmcbpatriot | December 15, 2013 | No Comments
First they came for the death panels. Then they came for the cost. Then they came for Obama’s lies. Then they came for the website. Then they came for its security issues. Then they came for the premiums…Then Hillary won the election.
When you got nothing, nothing is all you got.
By tmcbpatriot | December 7, 2013 | 1 Comment
Shama Lama Ding Dong! Something about Mendela made me think of this tune today so I am including it in this post. Maybe he reminded me of Otis Day. Maybe he looked a little like Morgan Freeman playing Otis Day playing Mandela. Not sure. Of course, Nelson Mandela has died. When a figure this large passes it is really a big deal. Bill Clinton said today that we are fortunate to have lived during Mandela’s time. That’s deep and very true. Mandela was a true hero to a whole race of people and even crossed over into the lighter side of town as well. That’s quote a feat for a human being. So many today were rightly praising Mandela for this work to end apartheid and for all that he suffered through to get there. Even some republicans came out in praise of him. In fact, Rick Santorum today said that the republican’s fight against Obamacare is very much like Mandela’s fight to end apartheid. No, seriously.
Nevertheless, not everyone was sad to see Mandela go. For example, today I learned that Dick Cheney thought Mandela was a terrorist and voted to keep him in jail. It also seems that Ronald Reagan, yeah that guy, ”supported apartheid in South Africa and opposed Mandela being freed from a jail cell where he spent 27 years of his life.” Yikes!
In South Carolina things got even worse when some sheriff there refused to lower the flag to half-mast, partly because Obama told him to, but mostly because Mandela wasn’t American! No, seriously.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) wrote that the “world has lost an exceptional leader who made the world a better place.” But some commenters cried foul at the “revisionist history” of Mandela. Another expressed relief that “Mass Murderer Mandela is finally dead.”
A commenter on the Facebook page of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who commemorated Mandela’s “perseverance in fighting the apartheid system,” likewise said that the death made him “glad.” Another wondered if Boehner was implying support for “communism and the killing of white people.”
I swear, if this wasn’t so serious I would be laughing my ass off. Well, I am laughing a little, and I am sure that republican politicians are rolling their eyes wondering how the hell to put these cretins back into the bottle they opened. I’m starting to think that maybe republicans just can’t help themselves anymore. They just have to respond automatically, as if by instinct, and say the exact opposite of what Obama is saying. Even when someone like Nelson Mandela dies, the Right still has to pick a side. Unfortunately for them, it is always the racist, ignorant side.
By tmcbpatriot | December 4, 2013 | No Comments
It’s official! Reince Priebus (Latin for small penis), chair of the Republican National Committee, has come out and said that “the party is narrowing in on former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, a potential candidate and threat in the 2016 presidential election.”
Can’t you just see where this is going? The RNC knows full well that Hillary is all about 2016 and 2016 is all about Hillary. It’s a no-brainer. She’s going to come out swinging and Bill will be there to push her over the top. For the RNC this is a biggest fucking nightmare they could possibly imagine.
Picture it: It’s 2016. Obamacare has been the law for six years. The exchanges were a giant success and everyone is now covered with health insurance. People have adjusted to the changes and are now actually enjoying the piece of mind of having health care coverage. The economy, meanwhile, has continued to improve and unemployment is around 6.2%.
Enter Hillary. She was once in the white house and presided over a great economy while trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to give everyone healthcare. Now, with Obamacare humming along in 2016, and with the ACA actually having helped Democrats get elected during the 2014 mid-terms, Hillary can remind everyone that she tried to do a similar thing back in her day, but was stopped by you know who. Oh, and as for Chris Christie? By 2016 he will have lost so much weight in preparation for his campaign that it will creep people out. Republicans, meanwhile, will have done a great job of moving eve further to the right and will have convinced voters that Christie is way too liberal because he shook hands with Obama after Hurricane Sandy.
If I were a republican I would be pretty darned nervous too, and you know they are. Hillary has always been the republicans worst nightmare. After all, she was married to the champion of republican hate who managed to thwart everything republicans could throw at him. In fact, when Bill Clinton ran for a second term he did so against Bob Dole. If ever a bone was thrown you could not hit a better ol’ dog than Bob Dole.
While all of this bodes well for Democrats in 2016, there is one caveat. Yup. You guessed it. Benghazi! Currently, we are so saturated with that word it’s now part of our general lexicon. Starting today, as the RNC officially prepares to attack Hillary head on, prepare to be bombarded with it to a degree we may have never seen. It will be a Benghazi-thon of the highest order. It’s all the republicans have and all they will have by 2016.
Prepare for the Benghazi-gasm. It’s gonna be sticky.
By tmcbpatriot | November 23, 2013 | No Comments
By tmcbpatriot | November 22, 2013 | No Comments
Today was a weird day. It’s been fifty years since JFK was killed in Dallas. Still blows my mind that such a thing actually happened. Watching some old news clips today, it reminded me of how much has changed in fifty years. Back then all you had for news was a radio station and a few channels on the TV. People found out about The President of the United States being assassinated only if they had a radio or TV nearby. And the news broadcasts were like watching Edward R. Murrow. A bunch of cigarette smoking, gritty men right out of Mad Men central casting all telling you about actual news. Not only that, but they would do this only twice a day, once at 5PM and again at 11PM, or maybe less. Anyone, Beuller?
Other things have changed too. For one, no president goes anywhere in public today that hasn’t been swept, cordoned and stripped searched. And if something did happen we would know about it milliseconds later and see it from every angle, including 3-D! Another thing that has changed is the president. Yeah, he’s black, but I was talking about Kennedy. I wasn’t aware of this, but Kennedy, it turns out, was a conservative.
That’s right. It’s true! Well…sort of. Well, no, not really. Better yet, I’ll let wingtopia explain it for you:
- Glenn Beck: Kennedy Would Be “A Tea Party Radical.”
- Rush Limbaugh: Kennedy “Was Not In Any Way A Liberal As You Know Liberals Today.”
- Chris Wallace: “There Is A Growing Body Of Thought That In Fact President Kennedy Was Quite Conservative.”
- Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak: “JFK Would Have Rejected The Iran Deal.”
What was that last one? What else would JFK have done? This is so fascinating! Like I said, today was a weird day. Fifty years have gone by since 11/22/63. Anyone born on that day feels pretty weird too, and probably a little depressed.
What I want to know is, am I losing my mind? Has the earth officially flipped on its axis? Well, no. Not really. It’s just right wingers doing what they do best; trying to distract us from the fact that they have really shitty heroes. Just this week George Zimmerman was arrested for assault, James Woods is still James Woods, and George W. Bush is selling his artwork as christmas ornaments. At this rate, I imagine in several years we’ll find out that RFK was actually Ted Nugent’s uncle.
I guess I can’t blame the Right for claiming Kennedy as their own today. They really have no choice. But it confuses me too. Since the Right’s listeners and watchers were probably adults and republican in 1963, you would think they would be confused by this. My guess is that they hated Kennedy in 1963, about as much as they hate Obama now. After all, back then Kennedy might have well been black. In 1963, being catholic was nearly as bad as being black. Furthermore…
You know what? I am starting to sound a little too factual. There is really no place for that in this article. So I’ll stop. Happy Anniversary JFK, you right-winger you.
By tmcbpatriot | November 16, 2013 | No Comments
1. Ted Cruz introduced a bill in Congress offering a $5 million reward for information on the Benghazi terror attack.
2. A law banning undetectable firearms is set to expire
Now, trick question, one of these stories is way more important than the other. Can you guess which one? If you chose the first one then you are a republican and should not even be reading this blog. If, however, you said the second then pay attention because this is not a joke.
From the LA Times: A 25-year-old federal law requiring that all guns be detectable by security screeners will expire Dec. 9.
You want to read that again? I think you should in order to fully grasp the situation. There is apparently a law out there that requires guns be made of metal so that metal detectors can pick them up. It’s crazy to think that such a law would even have to exist. I mean, Take The Money and Run was funny, but a gun made out of soap is really not that dangerous. So why all the fuss?
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives officials said this week that they themselves had made and fired eight rounds with a printed handgun called the Liberator; officials ordered that the gun’s design be taken down from a website last May, but not before the design had been downloaded more than 100,000 times.
What? A printed handgun? Oh yes.
The 3-D printed gun’s maker told the BBC: “I recognize that the tool might be used, yeah, to harm other people. That’s what it is. It’s a gun. But again, I don’t think that’s a reason not to do it, to not put it out there. I think that liberty, in the end, is a better interest.
We. Are. So. Screwed.
The question now becomes: Will Republican’s actually allow this law to expire? Do they even have balls that large? Will someone from the NRA go on Meet The Press and say that this law infringes upon the 2nd amendment? Will they argue that requiring guns to be made of metal so as to be detectable in airports, court houses and other large gatherings is anti-American and not as the founders intended? And of those 100,000 who have already downloaded the design specifications, and the million more who will now do so after reading about how you can download plans to make your very own undetectable plastic gun, will they comply with a law that nobody even knew existed? Will they say, “Oh darn! I thought I could make an undetectable plastic gun, but now I am required to get a a metal trigger! DAMN YOU OBAMA!”?
Democrats in the Senate and the House have new versions of the law that would, among other things, require a gun’s barrel, slide and receiver to be made from metal, which would make them detectable by most security scanners. But they don’t seem to be advancing speedily to votes.
In case you were not aware, we’re coming on a year since Newtown. Nothing has changed and in fact may be about to get way worse. Kind of makes me want to learn more about Ted Cruz’s reward money, Benghazi thing. I could use a little comedy to go with all the insanity.
By tmcbpatriot | November 7, 2013 | No Comments
Has this been a crazy year for politics or what? I mean, it’s like every week a major crises emerges and each time it gets nuttier and nuttier. The most recent of course is the faulty Obamacare website. Holy schnikes Batman! It’s bad!! Real bad!!!
What I don’t get is why is the Right is so upset about it? If I were on the Right, and I had a radio show or blog, I would be celebrating the failure of this website from the rooftops. I would be laughing and saying how great it is that the website is broken. A broken website means nobody can sign up, thus We the People are saved from the evils of Obamacare. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! This is exactly what the Right has wanted from day one.
Weird thing is all I hear on AM radio is what a failure Obama is and how dare he try to launch a website. They talk about him as if he is an IT guy working in his cubicle just screwing up all the code. I know we think the President is in change of every damn thing, but he’s the CEO! How much does the CEO really know about the day-to-day? A small company maybe, but the United States of America?
It’s actually quite funny to listen to. They Right is trying so hard to find reasons to bash the President, but then they always fall short. They are trying to use this debacle to speak to those who voted for Obama and Obamacare and give them empathy, as if to woo them over to their way of thinking. Thing is, in a month when the site is up and running and everything’s fine the Right will realize they missed an golden opportunity to do what they should have done from the start: Bring down the internet!
Think about it. If the internet stops working then Obamacare is dead in its tracks. Sure there are paper applications, but this is the internet age. If the website is down then millions will be cut off. It is like defunding Obamacare, but without all the work.
Reality is though once the site is fixed people will sign up and they will like it. That makes the Right cringe. They know the deal and went with empathy. They should have gone with plan B.