Saturday, July 14, 2012

More Saturday Stuff

OK, here’s the tally so far…
#29, Mary Bono Mack
#30, David Dreier
#31, Marsha Blackburn (including backgrounder)

…so now it’s time for #28 on the list of U.S. House Repug numbskulls opposing the Affordable Care Act, and that would be Paul Broun of Georgia (who, apparently, is a doctor, though you wouldn’t know it based on this – K.O. takes him to task below for more asshatery…word? In addition, let's not forget this absolutely precious moment also - by the way, I guess Eliot Spitzer ended up getting the last laugh with that gig of his on Current TV; if CNN had any brains, they'd gather up K.O. and stick him on at 10:00)…

Update 1/23/13: For occasions such as this, I believe the following will suffice:

…and for no particular reason, I give you this barely-remembered summer tune (make sure you keep the seaweed out of your shorts, you crazy, big-haired kids from the '80s…I’d forgotten how unintentionally creepy and/or dumb this video is).

Saturday Stuff

Those wonderful words coming out of the mouth of someone like Romney sound like nothing but garbage...

...and happy 100th birthday to Woody Guthrie (I know I featured Arlo here a couple of days ago – of course, if Willard Mitt had his way, the song would be titled “This Land Is My Land”).

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Stuff

I now give you Republican U. S. House Numbskull #29 (on health care – backgrounder here), and that would be Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, for the reason noted in this video, as well as here (as somebody once sang, the beat goes on - for those keeping score at home, #31 is Marsha Blackburn and #30 is David Dreier)…

…and a hat tip goes out to Jay Ackroyd at Eschaton for this – to me, the payoff comes in the last minute or so (Ever wonder why we went about 50 years between the Great Depression and a bunch of financial crises, the latest being the one we’re still trying to get out of? It’s because of those damn pinko socialist policies of FDR...removing my tongue from my cheek now)...

…and yeah, so much for Willard Mitt and his “outreach” to anyone but the one percent…

...and I guess this would be more apropos for Sunday, but – aw hell, it’s too good not to listen to now.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

This is meant as a parody, but I have to admit that I didn’t laugh as much as I thought I would as I watched it…

…and now I give you #30 of the 31 House Repug numbskulls trying to repeal the health care law, and that would be David Dreier of California (for this in particular, I dedicate the following video - and no, I'm not going to cut him a break because he's leaving - backgrounder here)…

…and I think the U.S. Olympic Committee is as dumb as a bag of hammers for this

…and I tried to tie this to both the Olympics story and the monsters who enabled Jerry Sandusky, but it really didn't work (maybe the irony in the title is enough?) - it's a nice tune anyway, though, so here it is.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wednesday Stuff

(I’ll try to get back to the “list of 31” I started last night tomorrow.)

In the meantime, I give you more spot-on commentary from former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich (more here)...

...and happy 65th birthday to Arlo Guthrie (and no, I don’t necessarily encourage the behavior in this video from that little outdoor concert in 1969 – and I have to admit that I got a kick out of this).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Stuff

There was a time when I once published Emails like this on this site, but I stopped for a variety of reasons. However, I’m going to restart the practice for this one occasion:
Tomorrow will be the 31st opportunity wasted by the GOP.

When they vote to repeal Obamacare for the 31st time, they will be wasting another opportunity to do the work we sent them to Washington to do.

Thirty-one opportunities wasted to pass a jobs bill to put people back to work.

Thirty-one opportunities wasted to side with their constituents, not the insurance companies. 
Thirty-one opportunities wasted to help rebuild the middle class in this country.
Join us in calling on Congress to stop wasting opportunities and get to work.


Will O'Neill
Health Care for America Now
I honestly think that such craven stupidity and slavish patronage to the “pay no price, bear no burden” investor class calls for special recognition. So, what I’m planning to do in response is to profile 31 U.S. House Republicans who have done what they can to stand in the way of health care reform (no rhyme or reason about the order, by the way). I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to do this, but I thought I might as well get started now.

So, without any further ado, I give you Number 31 – Marsha Blackburn, who, judging from this, apparently has no trouble with her party taking meaningless votes to repeal health care reform every day.

I think that calls for the following video in response (as I keep pointing out, there are numbskulls out there who actually vote for this hairdo)…

Update 8/9/12: Too funny...

Update 8/23/12: I somehow neglected to mention this item from Blackburn earlier.

Update 9/1/12: Just add this to the pile - unbelievable (but typical for Blackburn).

Update 10/1/12: Lather, rinse, repeat (here)...

Update 10/30/12: And just add this to the pile also.

Update 1 1/14/13: Wonder why Blackburn is the first person to come to mind on this list? Here is a reason (I know I'm repeating myself, but I don't want to imagine the life forms that actually vote for her).

Update 2 1/14/13: And a bag of each is still smarter than you are (here)...

Update 6/2/13: How about if Blackburn set an example and took a pay cut based on this?

...and perhaps if she'd had the presence of mind, she would try to sing this in response (well, maybe the title anyway).

Monday, July 09, 2012

Monday Stuff

(I also posted here.)

RIP Ernest Borgnine (I thought this was a nice remembrance) – among other things, he racked up a bunch of service commendations from the Navy during WWII, and he also beat the you-know-what out of that skinny kid from Hoboken in “From Here to Eternity” (I read once that the movie role of "Marty" was turned down by Rod Steiger, and Borgnine sure ran with it, I'd say); I thought he had a great cameo role in “The Dirty Dozen” too, and what else can you say about a guy who played Mermaid Man (along with Tim Conway as Barnacle Boy) on “Spongebob”?...

...returning to politics, it looks like Willard Mitt is making all nice with the Koch brothers (big surprise, I know)...

...which of course is part of this (here)...

...and I never thought I’d want to use this tune in a political context, but I guess it does fit a bit concerning the Repug presidential nominee, so here it is (from that pipe pants-wearin’, Dippity-Do decade).