Thursday, July 31, 2014

Thursday Stuff

Kudos to Dem Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for this (here)…



…and here are some sadly appropriate words from a man who knows all about struggle (here)…



…and gee, whaddaya know – it looks like, while the Teahadists were railing about that alleged Kenyan Muslim Socialist at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, they were getting fleeced by the people who claimed to support their favored candidates…too funny…



…and apparently Wingnut Emeritus John Podhoretz didn’t get the memo – this is 2014, not 2004 (here).

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More Wednesday Stuff

By the way, I think it's perfectly typical for the U.S. House Repugs to make sure that this utter joke was introduced by the same assclown responsible for this (Sessions never denied saying it, did he?)...



...and by the way, Mikey the Beloved voted Yes to sue President Obama (can hardly wait for the hagiography on this from the Bucks County Courier Times)...

...and here is more on this idiocy...



...also, I was glad to be able to track down this commentary by Jeremy Scahill on the stuff with Israel and Hamas in Gaza (and by the way, when it comes to that horrific issue, let's not forget this also)...



...and this great tune from "the quiet Beatle" is sadly appropriate once again.

Wednesday Stuff

Yep, it’s “jobs, jobs, jobs” for the Repugs, particularly in Mississippi and Louisiana (making this even more of a bad joke)…



…which of course is symptomatic of a larger problem with these troglodytes, as we know (and why am I not the least bit surprised that “Gohmert” Pyle is right in the middle of it – maybe we used to say this garbage about Irish Catholics, Jews and other minorities when they first emigrated to this country long ago, but dear God I hope not)…



…and yeah, when it comes to Repugs wagging their fingers, as it were, at those “takers,” I don’t think anyone takes a back seat to U.S. House Rep Mr.-Puppy-Dog-Eyes-With-The-Shiv…



…and if I find out at some point that this is nothing but one big subliminal ad to subscribe to 3A’s, then I’m going to be really pissed.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday Stuff

Hey, if this is what it takes (and of course, all of the “ammo-sexuals” out there now apparently think that the ad depicts why the woman should have a gun – beyond belief)...



...and I thought this was an important video about surveillance and press freedom (here)...



...and Ed Schultz talks with Mitch Ceasar, head of Florida's Democratic Party, and E.J. Dionne about this work permit “trial balloon” being floated, supposedly, by Number 44 (I agree with Ed, it sounds too dumb of an idea to be real – hope so anyway)...



...and changing the mood, I suppose this move by Caribou Barbie was inevitable...



…and it sounds like we’re paying our Jodi Ernst of Iowa the way the other side usually pays out to us, as noted here (I can just envision the reaction of our pearl-clutching Beltway corporate media – “how dare those Democrats be so uncivil”)…



...and I haven't heard this summer song lately, so here it is.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Stuff

About the VA, this developed after the following interview, fortunately.

About the economy, here’s what happens whenever we try to have a serious discussion on tax rates and loopholes…the “one percent” tells their politicians and sympathetic corporate media (and yes, Charles Lane of the WaPo, I’m talking to you) to include the home mortgage interest deduction and the ability to deduct state and local taxes which 1) is a comparative pittance, and 2) are the ONLY ITEMS your humble narrator benefits from (along with millions of others) when it comes to the tax code. So, the discussion grinds to a halt…



…and I have a feeling that, with this commentary, Bill Maher sees the “end game,” as it were, starting to unfold (once again, if you want a serious policy discussion, turn to a comedian)…



…see previous comment (NSFW)…



…and I find myself saying this about fifty times a day anymore, just about always to myself (in an altogether different context, I’ll admit).

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Stuff

Uh, yeah, President Hopey Changey – this about says it as far as I'm concerned...



...as does this concerning that misogynist moron Stephen A. Smith (here); K.O. has a much smaller shout box than he used to have, and he's a lot more regulated – that, sadly, is what happens when you speak truth to stoo-pid – but that doesn't mean that he doesn't still have something important to say once in awhile (here)...



Update 7/28/14: In fairness to Smith, he apologized (here).

Update 7/30/14: Not for a minute will I defend what Smith said, but I think this sets a worrisome precedent - if Fix Noise, for example, applied this standard, Flush Limbore would be suspended every day (oh, wait...).

...and remember when Gramps McCain was praising Bernie Sanders on the VA issue? Yep, “Senator Honor and Virtue” and his pals were just looking for an excuse for more cheap political BS (love to be proved wrong)...



…and I like the harmonies on this tune, something a little lite and airy for these still-summer days.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

I cannot possible imagine how else to respond to this atrocity, except to put up this video once more (though, actually, 91u1iani is right, but not in the way he imagines)…



...and switching the mood a bit with a purpose, I give you this (NSFW at the end; Mary Poppins was the very first movie I ever saw in a theater - awwwwww)...


...and I give you the latest in the pathetic annals of U.S. House Repug non-governance (yeah, sure, go ahead with your idiotic lawsuit)...



...and by the way, Mikey the Beloved, what say you on this? Come come now, don't be shy...

...and I can pretty much take or leave this guy anymore, but I like this tune.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday Stuff

I think this is a good question too, and somehow I'm sure Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao doesn't have an answer...



…and I think Cenk is particularly spot-on in the last 5-7 seconds of this commentary about how Number 44 is supposedly using world turmoil as part of some imaginary political scheme at home (ZOMG OBAMA BILL AYRES SOLYNDRA LOIS LERNER IRS BIRTH CERTIFICATE BENGHAZI!!!!)…



…and the wingnuts continue to fight the Affordable Care Law, including two numbskull judges on the D.C. Circuit Court, one appointed by Bush I and one appointed by Bush II…



...and here's a seasonal tune for all of those aging "boomers" out there :-).