Friday, October 17, 2014

Friday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

I give you Stephen Colbert on the supposed WMD revelations in Iraq...


…also, this tells us about gun-related threats to Anita Sarkeesian, who backed out of a speech about women and online gaming at Utah State (I don’t know what else to say either, Cenk...more here)…



...and I give you the latest installment of FAIR TV (and by the way, how somebody votes is nobody else's damn business, regardless of your political party)...



...and this is a truly depressing item; not really the way I'd like to wrap up the week, so here is a bit of an upbeat musical response.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Stuff

I wish Shep Smith would go off-script more often because he makes so much damn sense, as he does here ("Obama" fever, huh? Freudian slip for that bunch, wouldn't you say?)...



…and I cannot believe that we’re still talking about that stupid embargo in the Caribbean, but kudos to Lawrence O’Donnell for doing so…



..and it looks like the mistake of Tennesee's 7th congressional district struck again here...



...and sorry, but this is the only response that I think is appropriate.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Stuff

Did you hear the one about the infectious disease outbreak that occurred in the U.S. while we did not have a surgeon general on the job? As Rachel Maddow explains, this, sadly, is no joke…



…and I had a bit of a problem with the very end of this Ebola-related commentary, but otherwise I’m absolutely fine with this TYT (and NSFW) takedown of Keith A-Blow of Fix Noise (yep, that 30 percent just won’t budge, will they?)…



…and I give you another triumph of red state America, in time for the season (and yeah, the bit at the end with the local news reporter is particularly silly)…



…and I’ve been meaning to work this in for a little while now, so here it is (and yeah, if anything I can think of lately deserves an encore, this would qualify).

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday Stuff

Kudos to Melissa Harris-Perry for giving Hosni Mubarak Walker the following dose of reality (here)…



…and nice work by Frankie Goes to the Vatican here – though you knew the inevitable push back would follow; all of which made me recall this evergreen item from Stephen Colbert…


...and I give you the latest installment of FAIR TV (I'm so old that I can remember when Judy Woodruff actually didn't have a problem asking hard-hitting questions, but I guess those days are done – what a pity)...



…and I’m going to save you from wasting your time reading this corporate media garbage and cut right to the proverbial chase instead.

Here is the message: the economy isn’t sunshine, lollipops and rainbows every day. Why? Because Magical Prince Obama in the White House hasn’t made everything all peachy keen, of course.

How could this be? He has such obliging public servants ready to work with him, doesn’t he? And so popular too!

And as we know, Obama has been surpassed on job creation by every other president, hasn’t he?

Oh well, I guess this means that those silly voters will barely show up to the polls in November, ensuring that the Republicans will strengthen their hold on one chamber of Capitol Hill and completely take over the other.

And maybe it will also mean the economy will be better. Or maybe it won’t. Either way, it will all be the fault of those silly voters. And Magical Prince Obama, of course.

And oh, it’s 5:00 – time for the whores of the Beltway media/political/industrial complex to belly up to the bar (make sure to pass the sweet and sour shrimp, along with the plate of nachos).



All of this absolutely SCREAMS for us to go out and vote for Democrats in a few weeks, to say nothing of supporting them as our means allow. Yes, our corporate media will keep concocting conservative-friendly nonsense like this regardless, and It’s true that the Dems are definitely not perfect, but do you honestly think any of the issues we face will get better if you don’t?

Which brings me back to this video – I think it’s time to dust this off. I did well with it in ’06, ’08 also, not so much in ’10, and a little better in ’12. Let’s see if it can manage to do the trick again.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

Joy Reid brings us what I thought was an interesting perspective on Columbus Day (and Dan Snyder continues to be an utter tool)…



…and John Oliver recognizes the holiday as only he can…



…oh, and you know that Ebola stuff that has been in the news lately? You know, the thing that we’ve known about for about oh, say, the last 40 YEARS BUT HAVEN’T COME UP WITH A VACCINE FOR YET BECAUSE OF BUDGET CUTS TO SCIENCE BY REPUBLICAN CONGRESSES??!!...

(Oh, and please spare the whole, “Hey libtard, you Dems were in charge from 2008 to 2010” nonsense. As if anyone could undo a decade of Republican Congressional f*ckups in 2 years…)…



…and once again, what say you on all this, Mikey the Beloved? And once more, cue the sound of crickets (and to do something about that, click here)…

...and while I'm on the subject, please click here to help keep this ad for Kevin Strouse on the air; to help out the campaign in the closing days, please click here (like to see something like this about all of Mikey's votes in favor of the shut down last year)…



...and don't blink, or you'll miss the ending of this one (not bad for an "unofficial" video).

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sunday Stuff

I cannot possibly imagine why anyone who claims to be a Democrat (or even an independent, for that matter) wouldn't realize how important it is to vote in the November election, but in case somehow anyone needed any additional motivation, I think Lawrence O'Donnell provides it here...



..and sticking with O'Donnell, he interviews Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, about the video Ho filmed with Lewis Black (great stuff)...



...and usually I find that Steve Kornacki is a poor substitute for Rachel Maddow, but I think this was a good report on all the latest Ebola stuff (“field hearings” - what a joke)...



...and to me, just about anything that encourages higher voter turnout can't be bad (here).

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Thursday Stuff

RIP Jan Hooks - I always thought she was a highly underrated comedy talent...



...and Rachel Maddow gives us another “Debunktion Junction” over more Repug idiocy, this time from Rep. Duncan Hunter (which was also debunked by the Mexican government, for the record)...



...and here are two commemorative birthday tunes - one for this guy...



...and one for this guy (NSFW).