Monthly Archives: January 2014

Obama Is Driving The Right Literally, Not Figuratively, Insane

Angry-man-001Obama Psychosis: A loss of contact with reality that usually includes: False beliefs about who President Obama is and what he is doing (delusions) ; Seeing or hearing things that President Obama never did or said (hallucinations).

Obama Derangement Syndrome is rapidly devolving into Obama Psychosis. There is now almost nothing the right won’t blame on Obama. Chris Christie broke the law? OBAMA! Fox News ratings dropped a bit? OBAMA! Rush Limbaugh getting dropped from dozens of large markets? OBAMA!!!!

Exhibit #1: Dinah D’Souza, a minor celebrity on the right for his anti-Obama movie, picked the wrong people to help him break campaign finance laws and is now in trouble.

How are my right wing friends in Partisan Exchange reacting? By blaming Obama, of course.

Michael Slavin Sr. NObama and Holders GESTAPO strike, yet again…..

Justin Rosario So you’re saying it’s OK to break the law and that you shouldn’t be prosecuted when you’re caught? Interesting…

Charles Radcliff here is a private individual, getting busted for giving over the limit to a conservative two years ago. it just so happens he made a negative movie about obama, and is scheduled to release another. now when’s the last time you heard of someone getting busted for giving a little to much? if this guy was a liberal, it would of all been hushed. it’s abuse by this admin., clear and plain, yet not one lib on here will say that.

Just remember, what goes around, comes around.

Matthew Boyd ”So you’re saying it’s OK to break the law and that you shouldn’t be prosecuted when you’re caught?”

Welcome to politics. Just so happens, his number came up.

Justin RosarioCharles ”if this guy was a liberal, it would of all been hushed. it’s abuse by this admin.” Sure, it is. You, of course, have evidence of this? Like emails saying “Time for D’Souza to have some legal problems” ?

No? You don’t? Ah. So we’re just making wild unfounded accusations. Got it.

Justin Rosario ”Welcome to politics. Just so happens, his number came up.” Or he should have been more careful about who he asked to be his accomplices. It must have been a liberal plot to get him trouble.

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Matthew Boyd ”It must have been a liberal plot to get him trouble.”

More likely on Team 0boe’s “enemies list”

Matthew Boyd …IRS audit
Matthew Boyd …NSA surveillance
Matthew Boyd Nah… coincidence, I’m sure

Justin Rosario Yup! That bastard!

Michael Slavin Sr.Justin Rosario, you OBVIOUSLY think it is OK to break the law, since you support the most law breaking presidential administration in our nations history.

Justin Rosario ^^^^oh look! Deflection! I must be talking to a conservative.
Justin Rosario So….

1. D’Souza breaks the law and is sloppy about it.
2. ????
3. OBAMA!

Got it, Michael.

Michael Slavin Sr. This administration will go down in our nations history as the MOST criminal, PERIOD. This is exactly how Lenin/Stalin/Mao/Hitler/Pol Pot and other despots/tyrants operated against their enemies. We are devolving into a “banana republic.”

Justin Rosario A conservative breaks the law. So Michael’s response is? OBAMA!!!!!

Sounds legit.

Michael Slavin Sr. Quid Pro Quo….understand my retort, please try and comprehend, it is the treasonous criminal act of sicking the department’s of everything onto your enemies, PERIOD. This pales in comparison to this administrations crimes….

Justin Rosario Right…right…a conservative breaks the law and gets caught because he was stupid about it but it’s OBAMA’S fault. I understood you the first time.

Michael Slavin Sr.Justin Rosario, your truly touched…. U DO NOT GET IT…your a waste of my O2 and others…..

Justin Rosario I seriously do get it. You’re saying Obama is targeting D’Souza by enforcing a law that D’Souza broke on his own. Makes perfect sense!
Justin Rosario Curse you OBAMA!

The longer Obama goes without an actual scandal, the angrier the right gets. Even worse, the economy is still slowly improving, no one has outlawed all guns and gangs of black kids aren’t roving the streets beating up conservatives under Obama’s orders. Basically, all of the fantasies the right has concocted to prove that Obama is the worst president ever are not coming to pass and the white hot rage (emphasis on “white”) has no where to go. The end result is that their brains are starting to fry.

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Canada: So Nice They’ll Give A Bomb Back To An Airline Passenger

Presented with no further comment:

Skylar Vincent Murphy, 18, of Spruce Grove, Alta., was allowed to get on a flight at Edmonton International Airport on Sept. 20 after he was caught with a pipe bomb by security.

According to details that came out in court, the CATSA guard was caught on video pushing the device back to Murphy. Reportedly, Murphy was told “You can keep it.”

Understanding Romney And The Modern Republican

Hey guys, did you miss me? I’ve been on sabbatical for the holidays and my birthday, but after an evening spent trolling Teabillies, my batteries are fully charged and I’m ready to play. Today, though, I’m going to deviate a bit from protocol; rather than the usual rant full of cynicism and vitriol, I’m going to try and educate you, dear reader.

By this point, you’ve undoubtedly already heard about the federal case being proposed against good old Mr. 47%, Mitt Romney. While it doesn’t surprise me that a businessman – let’s not forget he was always a CEO first and politician second – would be guilty of racketeering, what I found while looking into it did. See, I was originally just going to do a rant on how his love of money shows a distinct disconnect from his coveted religion, and it shows the kind of two-faced individual he really is, but then something odd happened; I looked into his political history. Now this has turned into something bigger that, to me, shows something a lot of people might not have noticed (I sure as hell didn’t) about him, and the republican party as a whole, amidst ramblings on the joys of Randian capitalism.

Nowadays, good old Mitten is adamantly pro-life, with the exception of incest/rape and medically necessary abortions (a damn near liberal stance for a republican), and wants the same views put into law, but back in the day – 1994 to be exact – he had a more central stance befitting someone who once lost a member of his extended family due to a back alley abortion. Hell, he even went so far as to advocate for proper sex education (here meaning that abstinence-only education would be banned and replaced with something actually teaching kids about sex) and emergency contraception by 2002. The Mormon faith has actually emphasized the importance of the nuclear family in deciding contraception since at least 1992, which not only makes much more sense than the “traditional” Catholic view infecting the new GOP, but actually makes a lot of sense for someone who’s so devout to his faith he doesn’t even drink caffeinated beverages. Get on him all you want for believing life begins at conception, but at least he tried to stay true to his faith.

Come 2012, having teamed up with America’s favorite man-child Paul Ryan, Suddenly he’s toeing the party line, with plans to defund Planned Parenthood, the biggest provider of emergency contraception (and, to be fair, abortions do get performed as well, with 5% of the total budget going to performing them). In addition, he’s against embryonic stem cell research being performed on those fetuses aborted, saying I have a wife that has a serious disease that could be affected by stem cell research and others. But I will not create new embryos through cloning or through embryo farming, because that will be creating life for the purpose of destroying it. Oh, and while we’re on the topic, that previous link also mentions that he would attempt to repeal Roe v. Wade, granting the ability to enact pro-life legislation on a state level. Given how the states have reacted to the gutting of the Voter’s Rights Act, with numerous lovely little acts of discrimination, you can imagine how such a repeal would have affected the country.

Let’s move on to economics and look at some of the bigger turnabouts we witnessed. A big talking point was the expiring Bush-era tax cuts,  which are considered instrumental in causing the economic collapse we all lived through. During the years where Dubya thought he was a cowboy, and Old Man Cheney was busy making his friend take it in the face, Mitt refused to take a stance, but a few years later, when he was vying for the nomination, he was suddenly for expanding them; quite honestly, this seems much more likely given he was head of a company (possibly) named after a Batman villain. On top of that, while he wasn’t dumb enough to deny climate change, he thinks it is inappropriate for us to spend billions/trillions on fighting CO2 emissions.

Now, I just spent 600+ words pointing out how Mr. Romney flips more often than a pancake – hilariously enough, he even flip-flopped on flip-flopping – and at this point you might be wondering why. Well, a while back, Justin wrote a little on how Conservativism has become a cult; before that, his lovely colleague at Addicting Info, Julie Driscoll, wrote an article explaining the similarities between the GOP and an abusive partner. I read both articles when they were published, and again while writing this article, and they hit it on the head both times.

I used to think that the way the GOP has changed since being infected with a terminal case of Camellia sinensitis (Tea Party Disease, for those of us not caught up on latin) is like something out of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. After writing this article, I see it’s closer to Romero’s Of the Dead series; a mindless, shambling mass of limbs and hungry, parasitic mouths, spreading their disease to anyone who gets too close. Hell, look at Mr. Mitten; he was never a great man, but at least at some point he had convictions, and as soon as he was vying for the support of the GOP, all that went out the door. He went from being someone with somewhat strong convictions to someone who would say or do anything to get supporters, knowing that if he stopped toeing the line for even a second, he was done for because he had chosen to align himself with a party grown fanatical.

Warren Ellis created a character in  his Cyberpunk epic Transmetropolitan known as The Beast: a politician who’s seemingly an amalgamation of Reagan and Nixon’s worst parts. For the first half of the series, The Beast is built up to be the villain to end villains, only to find out that he had been driven to that point by his party, and at this point in his career was only worried about “getting through the day.” He was the kind of president who would do the bare minimum of work to keep the country functioning properly and the bare minimum population safe and (relatively) happy. I believe that, if the election would have gone the other way, President Romney would have become The Beast (if you don’t believe me, check out the comic; I first read it over a decade after the series was conceived and it was a little scary how everything synched up). In the end, the country would be in shambles, with the person in power a figurehead, the control having long ago been usurped by corporate interests.

Oscar Wilde once said, in his 1889 essay The Decay of Lying, ”Life imitates art,” but, the sad thing is, sometimes I think he was right.

-Don’t Panic

(Alright guys, I have an assignment for you. I’ll be splitting my time between writing here and my new freelancing gig with Pride Media, as well as my personal site. You fine folks must be coming here for something, so I want you guys to suggest what I should write on next, and if I can, I’ll write on anything you suggest. Leave me good ideas in the comments!)

Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please!!!

The Hill reports Darrell “I’ll catch you, you wascally wabbit!” Issa has a serious agenda for 2014:

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) in 2014 will pursue the IRS scandal, the deadly Benghazi attack and the botched Fast and Furious operation in what will likely be his last year as the House GOP’s chief investigator.

Issa sounded a cautionary note that the investigations might not conclude while he has the gavel.

Every scandal the right has manufactured has completely failed to stick. Mostly because the lies the GOP fed the public kept getting exposed. At this point, they’re reduced to screaming BENGHAZI at the top of their lungs and hope that the rather large part of the electorate that doesn’t watch Fox News will mistake “loud” for “possibly true.”

Good luck with that!

Ireland’s Economic “Recovery”: The Emerald Lie

It must suck to be a liberal economist these days. The entire field has been distorted by conservatives who look at reality and refuse to acknowledge it. This is a field with highly educated people and they look at a chart of Ireland’s austerity fueled “recovery” and claim “It worked!”

Six years to go up one point is a recovery?!

Six years to go up one point is a recovery?!

Wow. What a success story! Sure, Ireland’s a smoldering wreck, but look! The fires are out! Victory!

As the German finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, a fiscal hawk, put it in October: “Ireland did what Ireland had to do. And now everything is fine.

It must be nice to live in that kind of bubble. Once upon a time, conservatives raged about “Ivory Tower” liberals that were out of touch with the common man. These days, the Ivory Tower 1% gaze down from their lofty positions of power and can’t even see the ants peons unwashed scum rest of us scurrying about. A few million unemployed here, a few unemployed million there, nothing to worry about as long as the stock markets are stable.

In Which I Tear A Religious Bigot To Shreds

Conservatives hate hate HATE being called out on their hypocrisy. Particularly their religious hypocrisy. They seem to think they are above reproach when they spew their bile and hide behind the Bible. This comic, posted by a long time friend, Rikki Stamberg Beaver, pretty much sums it up:

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Of course, one of her conservative “Christian” friends, Veronica, felt persecuted by this and responded in the following manner:

Veronica Maratea LaRock The problem is that liberals do not “make their own choices without trying to force us not to practice our Christianity. I have no problems with liberals and gays! Hey if they want to go to Hell it is their choice not mine!! But when they try and talk Christians into believing that aborting their children are okay, I have a problem. When they start trying to make Christian boys who play with Barbies that they may be gay and it is okay, I have a problem. When they start saying it is not okay for me to display my nativity, it is not okay :( As long as your religion does not interfere with mine, I am fine but when you tell me that my religion is an issue – yes I have a problem. Why you guys cannot see that, I have no idea :( Jews do not believe in killing babies or do they care if I have a nativity – just like I do not care if they have a Menorah!! Please do not make this situation what it is not….. We call ourselves Judeo-Christian for a reason… sorry you sound like an atheist not a Jew…

Let’s break this down, line by line and see just how Veronica absolutely proves that conservative “Christians” are some of the worst people in the world.

“ The problem is that liberals do not “make their own choices without trying to force us not to practice our Christianity.” No, the problem is that scumbag right wingers like Veronica are not content to worship in private as Jesus commanded (Matthew 6:6). Instead, they insist they be able to use tax payer dollars and government institutions to promote their hate-filled distortion of Christianity. So not only are they spitting in the face of their religion, they’re pissing on the Constitution they also claim to venerate.

I have no problems with liberals and gays! Hey if they want to go to Hell it is their choice not mine!! I have no problem with you but wish eternal pain and suffering on you. What a good Christian she is! 

But when they try and talk Christians into believing that aborting their children are okay, I have a problem. Actually, no one tries to convince anyone that abortion is OK, what liberals say is “If a woman wants to have an abortion, IT’S NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS!” Remember, Veronica is upset that people try to force their views on her (even when no one is). But it’s perfectly acceptable for her to dictate what YOU can do because SHE says so. Yeah, she really is that big of a hypocrite.

When they start trying to make Christian boys who play with Barbies that they may be gay and it is okay, I have a problem. No one tells little kids they may be gay. This is the kind of whiny persecution complex bullshit that morons like Veronica live for. “Oh woe is me! The world is out to get me! Therefor, all of my bigotry is justified!” As my friends Rikki and The Irish Wench would put it: What a twat waffle!

When they start saying it is not okay for me to display my nativity, it is not okay. I will pay Veronica $100 if she can prove to me that she was prohibited from displaying a nativity scene on her private property. Fuck it, make it $1000. I know you’re reading this you egotistical little shit, put your money where your faux-pious mouth is. 

Now, if you’re whining about not being able to display your religion on public property, which you almost certainly are, please shut the fuck up. We both know that you would squeal like a stuck pig if Muslims asked to put up an Islamic shrine at your local town hall during Ramadan. That’s the Islamic holy month, you ignorant shit.

“As long as your religion does not interfere with mine, I am fine but when you tell me that my religion is an issue – yes I have a problem. Why you guys cannot see that, I have no idea “ Ah? So when someone ELSE’S religion doesn’t interfere it’s OK but when Veronica insists that her religion take precedence, we should all bow before her? Yeah, that’s a whole lot of hubris there. The arrogance is simply stunning.

“Jews do not believe in killing babies or do they care if I have a nativity – just like I do not care if they have a Menorah!! Please do not make this situation what it is not….. We call ourselves Judeo-Christian for a reason… sorry you sound like an atheist not a Jew…” Rikki is Jewish, as am I (although I’m completely non-practicing and Rikki eats pork). For this presumptuous phony Christian to tell ANYONE, much less actual Jews, how Jews view abortion has got to be one of the most galling statements I’ve come across in some time. Just to be clear, NO, Jews do not consider abortion to be murder. Why? Because the BIBLE does not consider abortion to be murder so they do not teach that it is. Here’s a poll of 1000 Jewish adults (page 24):

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Yeah, I think Veronica doesn’t know what the hell she is talking about. She regularly spouts nonesense and then gets offended when called on it in public. She spent days insisting that death panels are actually IN the Obamacare law. I demanded she look it up and quote it. She huffed and puffed and then sent me a private message asking me to drop it because she realized she couldn’t find it. She couldn’t even bring herself to admit she was wrong in public. And I’ll bet money she still claims the death panels are coming.

Veronica is the perfect example of the kind of personal nastiness that far too many conservative “Christians” harbor behind their plastic smiles. They go to church on Sunday, sing hymns about love and peace and then go back home. There, they complain about those goddamn gays and fucking liberals and salivate at the idea of them burning in hell. Jesus is just a name they blather to hide the anger and resentment they have at a country that has loudly rejected their ideology of bigotry.

Personally, I wish a long and healthy life on Veronica. I want her to live long enough for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren to whisper to their friends about her. “Don’t pay any attention to her. She’s one of those people. You know, the ones that think homosexuals are evil or something.” The frustration of all her hopes and dreams for the suffering of others who don’t believe in her small and painfully twisted version of Christianity will be, to me, far more satisfying than any punishment in the afterlife.

Obamacare Starts Up And Millions Now Have Health Insurance, Conservatives Outraged

I cannot WAIT to hear the outrage OUTRAGE from conservatives over the impending glitches in Obamacare. If millions of new people were to be added to the system and there were NO glitches, it would be a digital miracle. BTW, if that were to actually happen, you will never EVER see it reported on the evening news. Liberal media bias and all that.

More realistically, there will be names that were input the wrong way, duplications, omissions, etc.

This is what Fox News and AM Hate Radio will seize upon in a new frenzy.

The funny part will be:
A. Watching conservatives complain that people who have never had health insurance before are not getting it RIGHT NOW because of a glitch.
B. Watching conservatives pretend they give a flying fuck about those people.