By tmcbpatriot | March 10, 2013 | No Comments
When I think if the GOP, I often hear the voice of Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore as he sits in the helicopter looking down at the carnage he is dropping onto that vietnamese village. In a forever frustrated voice, he utters, as only he can: “Don’t these people ever give up?”
Well there’s that voice again because Paul Ryan is at it again. He is making the rounds in his forever lame attempt to remain relevant while touting yet another budget plan, same as the old plan, that promises to make the world a better place, provided of course that Obamacare is not part of it. Ugh. I feel you frustration Bill.
Thing is though, this boring regurgitation of repealing Obamacare, while tired and rote, continues to provide returns for the GOP and will for years to come. Obamacare is much like those other pesky liberal initiatives, like Medicare and Civil Rights, and much like those we intelligent people understand that Obamacare is here to stay while Republicans need to pretend it’s not. Politicians like Ryan need to play dumb in order to maintain support among their fast dying, brain dead followers who need to believe otherwise.
For anyone working in healthcare, you know that Obamacare is moving forward and is already deeply enmeshed in how things will work going forward. Repeal is virtually impossible at this point and Republicans know it. Nevertheless, they need to continue with the repeal meme in order to give their voting block something to hope for. It is a good plan because Republican voters are that ignorant and refuse to face reality. For the rest of us, we’ll just keep dropping liberal bombs on their heads until they finally surrender. Sadly, I don’t see it happening anytime soon.
Maybe they should just title his clip “Here Comes The Democrats With Obamacare.”
By tmcbpatriot | March 9, 2013 | No Comments
Not much to say before you play this clip except that those who watch FOX are retarded! It’s been said many times before, but it must be said again…and again and again. FOX “news” is a channel for retarded people, and Republicans are retarded people!!
Now, by retarded I do not mean to insult mentally retarded people with down syndrome. They probably never watch FOX. What I mean are people who are grown-ups, who maybe went to college, but probably not, and who now live with the mentality of a small child who was possibly left back in grade school and who were slow learners who rode the short bus. I am also pretty sure their parents were equally as dumb and passed it on to their children who now make up FOX’s demo…a demo FOX understand very, very well.
So, if there is still any doubt who FOX’s audience is, this video should put an end to the debate. Period. Exclamation Point! End of Sentence!! Over and Out!!!
By tmcbpatriot | March 7, 2013 | No Comments
While Rand Paul filibustered for thirteen hours against Obama’s kill-anyone-with-a-drone-on-U.S.-soil policy, the state of Kansas was busy pointing their drones at women’s vagina’s all across this great land.
The Kansas state House Federal and State Affairs Committee passed a 70-page bill that would tax abortions, establish life beginning at fertilization, require doctors to say that abortion causes breast cancer and prohibit state employees from performing abortions during the workday. The bill also would require doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer, even though the claim defies scientific fact. The bill is likely to pass.
So for all of you so-called libertarians up in arms over what Obama is not doing, you might want to stop with the bullshit and actually pay attention to what people are actually doing. Imaginary drones are not going to drop out of the sky on your house. However, if you are a woman, I would be protecting those lady parts about now. Your freedom is about to go up in smoke. Will Rand Paul filibuster on your behalf? That’s a rhetorical question of course. But the answer is no.
By tmcbpatriot | March 7, 2013 | No Comments
Here we go again folks. Last week it was Bob Woodward looking like the fool while trying to boost sales of his book. This week it’s none other than shrub brother himself, Jeb Bush, making the rounds to sell his. I won’t mention the title of the book as I don’t want to help him sell any. However, I will offer that Jeb Bush has made a fool of himself by saying the exact opposite of what he wrote in his book on the topic of immigration. As a result, brother Bush has succeeded in his intended goal. You see, playing the fool on T.V. is all it takes these days to sell your wares. Fail to do that and you will come and go without nary a mention.
Case in point, in trying to promote his book this week, Bush did a complete 360 in his belief about what we should do with illegals. In his book, Bush wrote:
“It is absolutely vital to the integrity of our immigration system that actions have consequences — in this case, that those who violated the law can remain but cannot [emphasis mine] obtain the cherished fruits of citizenship.”
The “cherished fruits of citizenship”? Is he kidding? Is that supposed to be poetic? Anyway, while promoting his book, Bush went on MorningJoe and CNN to basically say the exact opposite of what he wrote. On CNN he said:
“I have supported both — both a path to legalization or a path to citizenship — with the underlining principle being that there should be no incentive for people to come illegally at the expense of coming legally.”
To recap, Jeb Bush wrote in his book that if you are here illegally you can forget about eating any of our cherished fruit, however, as he said publicly this week, if you are already here illegally he would support your partaking in the cherished fruit. We just need to make sure that anyone else thinking of coming here illegally should not get the wrong idea. After all, we don’t just hand out cherished fruit…even though he would support such a policy. Ya folla?
What is there to say except that when Jeb wrote his book Republicans truly believed that Romney would be President. After Obama won re-election, it suddenly became clear the GOP was dying a slow death. If they are to survive they need to somehow grab a bit of that coveted latino love and start dolling out some of that cherished fruit before their supply rots. This foolishness also proves that in our 24/7 media mayhem there is no better place to do sell your wares than on CNN and Morning Joe, and all the other popular news shows. After all, who knows better about selling crap to the American public than them. So, as Bush proved this week and Woodward last week, if you have something stupid to say and something worthless to sell, they will give you all the time you need.
By tmcbpatriot | March 4, 2013 | No Comments
This whole business of spending cuts, for what it’s worth, may turn out to be a while lot of nothing and that will not bode well for Democrats. Today, for example, Janet Napolitano said that sequestration was causing airport delays. Oh No! The Horror! But then “the Federal Aviation Administration reported Monday there were no significant flight delays in either Los Angeles or Chicago.”
Ok, well, there must be something devastating happening as a result of the sequester because Republicans are running scared…
Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group founded by the Koch brothers, says that lawmakers should be commended for doing nothing to prevent billions of dollars in across-the-board spending cuts, known as sequestration.
“With the sequester, Congress made a promise to the American people to cut spending. They deserve to be congratulated for actually keeping that promise…It definitely wasn’t easy given the pressure from the White House.”
With all the hubbub surrounding these spending cuts and with Republicans doing nothing to stop it, it makes one wonder if this was their ace in the hole the whole time. Put simply, if these spending cuts are nothing but a blip on the rader then Obama looks like a fear monger while Republicans can say: “See? We told you cutting wasteful spending would not harm the economy.”
And with no problems to the economy, Republicans can stay true to form and tout a victory against reckless spending and out of control deficits while Dems look like they are hoping for an economic disaster just to prove Republicans wrong.
Time will tell who comes out the victor in this latest game of chicken. Republicans are currently 0-everything. Statistically speaking, they may be due for a win.
By tmcbpatriot | March 3, 2013 | No Comments
Sunday is game day and today we have a fun one. The game is called Guess Who Said It: Al Qaeda or Conservatives? Here how to play: I will post an image below and you decide who said it. It’s pretty simple.
Ok, ready? Let’s play.
Recently, a magazine printed an advetorial with a captions that reads: ”The Nation Standing on No Values,” along with a wedding photo of Barney Frank and a caption about President Obama’s “evolving” stance on marriage equality.
Here’s the image:
So who said it? Is this advetorial in the NRA’s magazine? A FreedomWatch newsletter? A call to action from that nutjob preacher Terry Jones? Or is this a page taken from Al Qaeda’s magazine “Inspire”?
Enter Jeopardy music here…
If you said all of the above you would almost be right. It is in fact from Al Qaeda’s latest edition fo their incredibly onion-like magazine “Inspire.” Inspire is a frighteningly hilarious read with articles such as “NO PARKING! Are there any safe parking lots out there?” and my favorite “Are you ready for an ambush? Following simple instructions, you can carry out a lethal ambush.” I clicked the link to the magazine and I am sure the FBI started a file on me immediately afterwards.
Well, thanks for playing! My next question is: I wonder what it must be like for Conservatives to know they share such similar beliefs and values with Al Qaeda?
I guess it just goes to show that conservatism and extremism are really not that hard to tell apart. Hilarious, if it wasn’t so damn frightening.
By tmcbpatriot | March 2, 2013 | No Comments
Mark Gongloff is not a Dilbert fan. Well, maybe that’s not true. He might like the cartoon, but he does not like the guy who draws it. In a scathing blog post, Gongloff tries to make short work of Dilbert creator Scott Adams as he argues against a theory Mr. Adams has about the stock market.
Mr. Adamas said: “My prediction is based on the observation that the stock market appears to move as if it is manipulated by a network of big players. They lure in the excitable small investors by allowing the market to show a year or two of solid gains then they sell their shares, spook the world with predictions of doom, and buy back into the market at the lower prices.”
Mr. Gongloff responded: “Still skeptical about Adams’s theory? “Think it lacks a certain, how do you say, logic? Perhaps you have doubted Adams’s judgment ever since his half-baked endorsement of one Willard M. Romney for the presidency, which Adams based on his anger over President Obama’s tough stance on medical marijuana…Maybe you think Adams is once again pulling something from the vicinity of his ass and holding it up for the world to view.”
Wow! See what I mean? He hates the Dilbert guy. But what is Gongloff so upset about? Why does he have such a hard time believing that perhaps the stock market is rigged? Does he not remember what happened two years ago when the S&P downgraded the U.S.’s credit rating? I wrote a post about it back then:
At the end of the day it is always, always, always about profits. Never, ever think otherwise. America is built on profit and it will always be that way. For anyone to tell you differently is lying to you and what we are seeing now may very well be one of the largest profits ever made in American history.
Unable to pay our debts, you say? Going broke, you say? Please. The almighty dollar is like a Dorito. You can’t eat just one and if you finish the bag, “don’t worry, we’ll make more!” Those with the lions share of the crispy delicious chips have nothing to worry about. As for the rest of us, our best hope is to get some of the crumbs at the bottom of the bag. Most likely though we will be left with nothing more than orange fingers and no napkin to wipe it off.
Maybe this Gongloff fellow needs to do some more reading and take the time to understand how the world of huge money really works. It might not make him any more money in the markets, but at least he won’t look so naiive.
By tmcbpatriot | March 1, 2013 | No Comments
Sickening, but true. In the days of declining newspapers and irrelevant print publications whose stories are already a week old by the time they hit newsstands, journalists are getting desperate. The internet age has brought with it insurmountable challenges for journalists and publishers which are being met, not with creativity, but with sheer desperation to remain relevant.
This past week we witnessed two high profile stories that may have jumped the shark in terms of desperate journalism. In one week we saw Bob Woodward’s made up stories on Hannity about veiled threats, Bill Ayers and seeming to not understand the constitution while Bloomberg Businessweek published their latest issue with not only a racist depiction of blacks and latinos, but also with perpetrating the lie that these same people caused the housing bubble.
Of course, when Woodward and Businessweek are called out on their blatant media whoring they then try to walk it back claiming that they either never said what we all heard them say or they didn’t realize that depicting blacks and latinos with hilariously exaggerated features while clutching money was offensive.
Of course, the media that reports these stories are also part of the problem. With 24/7 news demanded by internet users everywhere, it is required that they share every story, all the time. In doing so they perpetuate the cycle of desperate journalism and help increasingly irrelevant people like Woodward and dying magazines like Businessweek to create free viral marketing campaigns to sell books and magazines at the expense of anyone with a shred of decency.
Someone once said that bad publicity is better than none. I am inclined to believe that holds true more than ever in the crowded news market where dying, purist journalists are clinging to relevancy. In the words of a one-time relevant, but now totally defunct comedian, Dennis Miller: Of course, that’s just my opinion, I could be wrong.
Breaking: Wolf Blitzer is on CNN right now in black face singing mammy.
Nope! I’m not wrong.
By tmcbpatriot | February 27, 2013 | No Comments
There is an orgasm happening the Supreme Court of The United States this week and it’s gonna be a messy one. The conservative justices who make up the majority of the court are fixing to make it possible for white folks to screw black folks once more as the Voting Rights Act is about to be tied to the back of a pickup truck and dragged by republican drivers into oblivion.
From the HuffPost: “Justice Antonin Scalia suggested that the continuation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act represented the “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”
Whenever you hear a conservative spouting off about entitlements you know the outcome will not be good.
“Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”
Shorter Scalia: The damn coloreds are making it hard for conservatives to win elections these days!
But perhaps my favorite part of all this is the utter and sickening hypocrisy that these conservative justices dare to put upon us.
Justice Anthony Kennedy, often the swing vote between the Supreme Court’s liberal and conservative blocs, didn’t offer progressives much hope that he would find Section 5 constitutional, saying that while the provision was necessary in 1965, this was 2013. ”The Marshall Plan was very good, too — the Northwest Ordinance, the Morrill Act — but times change,” Kennedy said.
So, laws passed in 1965 are outdated? What about those from 1791? Maybe it’s me, but muskets seem more outdated than black people being able to vote more fairly. But what do I know? I am no Supreme Court Justice.
By tmcbpatriot | February 15, 2013 | 1 Comment
I wonder if Reince Preibus was screaming this to some elderly Republican after Marco Rubio’s rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union address. It seems pretty obvious after watching it that there is some kind of curse that has befallen those who dare take up the challenge of following Barack Obama’s SOTU, or any of his speeches really.
This weirdness all started back in 2010 when Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell thought it would be a great idea to respond to Obama’s first SOTU speech in the House Chamber of Virginia’s Capitol, making it look like, for those waking from a coma, that perhaps he was the President. Needless to say, those of you reading this probably have no idea who Bob McDonnell is. Perhaps it’s because you don’t live in Virginia or maybe its because he is not nearly as scary or insane as Ken Cuccinelli. Insanity defiantly helps people remember you when you are a Republican. Still, there is no denying that the chairs are defiantly moving by themselves.
After Obama’s second SOTU in 2011, Paul Ryan gave it a shot. He was, at the time, the next great hope for Republicans. I have no idea what he said in response to Obama’s speech nor do I care because thankfully his presidential hopes were dashed. See where this is going?
Next came Mitch Daniels. If you are wondering who Mitch Daniels is, think of him like that Indian from Poltergeist or maybe even Carol Ann, I.E. doomed for simply taking part.
Last, but certainly not least, there’s Marco “These pretzels are making me thirsty” Rubio. He is the GOP’s latest flavor of the month; sort of like the Latino Paul Ryan for all intents and purposes. Rubio gave it the ol’ college try and he will forever be remembered for it, just not in the way he hoped. Instead of being seen as the next great hope for the Republican party, the rebuttal curse has forever cemented his legacy as an also-ran who couldn’t get through a 15 minute, tele-prompted, rehearsed speech in front of nobody, without completing losing his shit and reaching for the water left for him in case he lost his mind and decided to drink from it on live T.V.!
It would seem that Republicans should be wondering by now what the hell is going on? Why are the lights blinking on and off? Why is a crazed man showing up at their doorstep shouting “You’re All Gonna Die in There!?” Or is that just Dick Cheney?
Republicans are 4-for-4 at this point; 6-for-6, if you count Bobby Jindal’s man-boy speech that followed Obama’s address to Congress, and of course Crazy Michelle Bachmann’s Tea Bagger response to the President which, as usual, took viewers on a surreal journey into crazy town.
I would suggest that at this point it might be time to take a good hard look at this and pull out all the stops. It might be time to do what anyone would do in a situation like this. It might just be time to call Tangina and hope that she can pull this party back into the light because let’s face it, at this point shit’s just getting weird.