Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Stuff

(By the way, with everything going on in the news, I forgot to mention that I also posted here.)

I have to admit that I never paid much attention to Piers Morgan up until now, but kudos to him for this (and by the way, John Lott, apologist for Murder, Inc., tried to ask something about how many innocent bystanders were shot by a law-abiding gunman; Lott’s supposed statistical data has been disproven as utter garbage anyway, but if he were actually interested in another point of view – and I know he isn’t really – then he should read the story of Joe Zamudio from here, who was in Tucson during that horrific attack and very nearly shot an innocent bystander)…

…and Rachel Maddow provides international context (and I know it’s absolutely shocking to read what the wingnuts continually deny, and that is that gun…control…laws…work)…

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…and I have a bit of a confession; I’m not really interested in hearing Christmas music at the moment, but it may be therapeutic to put up these videos, so here they are.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Gun Rules Over All - Again (Updates)

At least Dem U.S. House Rep Jerrold Nadler gets it, among a very select few others (here)...

Update 1 12/14/12: By the way, if you want to tell this asshat Larry Pratt exactly what you think of him for this, you can try clicking here (such a hero – he didn’t even post any personal contact information here including an Email address).

Update 2 12/14/12: And what else can you expect from Huckabee I guess (here)?

Update 3 12/14/12: To host a vigil to end gun violence for tomorrow, click here.

Update 4 12/14/12: And I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard a gun owner come back with the supposed argument of “we should just enforce the laws we have”; that and other pro-gun myths are exploded here.

Update 12/15/12: Among other links out there, this tells us why we need action now!

Update 12/17/12: And somehow I have a feeling that, if Pratt faced the ATF for real, he'd wet his pants and run away crying like a little bitch (here).

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday Stuff

So let me get this straight – as far as Huckleberry Graham and the U.S. Senate Repugs are concerned, this Rice isn’t any good, but this Rice is (noted in the vid…and God, is it gut-churning to watch this again)?

Besides, all the now-withdrawn candidate for Secretary of State is guilty of is propagating the talking points of St.-Petraeus-Who-Couldn’t-Keep-His-Pants-On…

Update 12/14/12: The first two paragraphs from Charles Pierce here are the true "takeaways" on Susan Rice (h/t Daily Kos).

…and Rachel Maddow tells us how the Repugs use gerrymandering to further their nefarious ends (“crossing a Rubicon” indeed)…

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Update 4/23/13: By the way, on the subject of gerrymandering, this is an epic post from the 2012 election (haven't gotten all through it yet).

…let’s turn back to the seasonal stuff…

…and here’s an “homage” seasonal video that rocks.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wednesday Stuff

Kudos to Tom Harkin for speaking truth to stoo-pid here...

…and based on this, it looks like PA’s governor Tom “Space Cadet” Corbett isn’t going to help set up the health care exchanges mandated by health care reform and will rely on the Feds to do it instead, just like every other Repug governor (don’t know of any exceptions), even though he said he would do so in November last year, as noted here.

(By the way, let this whole episode over the health care law be a lesson, now and forever and always, to NEVER EVER EVER work with a Repug on an issue of governance that affects a large percent of this country. I say that because the Affordable Care Act was patterned after Willard Mitt Romney’s health care law in Massachusetts, which came ultimately from the uber-conservative Heritage Foundation – and yes, I know I’ve already said this stuff many, many times. Conversely, Obama could have ended up with “Medicare For All” instead which probably would have had a much easier chance of passing Congress, and it would have relied on a model that already worked. But no, Number 44 tried to work with the opposition – a laudable instinct, but the other side will never play fair, particularly on “big ticket” issues like this, unless it means $$ for their benefactors, of course.)

Getting back to Corbett, as noted here, he has some pretty bizarre notions of what constitutes good health care anyway (a lot of what he says here actually makes sense, shockingly enough, though the real garbage starts at about 3:00 - if Corbett didn't know that the ultrasound bill mandated that a woman be forced to watch, then he's a bigger idiot than I thought...wish I could find that clip of Keith Olbermann talking to Patrick Murphy about this awhile back - I'll keep looking)…

…turning to the seasonal stuff, this is just a reminder to hold your liquor well and try not to hurt yourself as you stumble home…

…and on Mr. S.’s birthday, I give you this.

Update 12/13/12: Sorry for the weird spacing on the Harkin thing - had to make an accommodation for Google Chrome...looks different in IE, I now realize.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday Stuff

Rachel Maddow takes another look at some of the recent high-profile conservative corporate media spats, and the subsequent scamming of the wingnuts who let themselves get suckered – too funny (here)…

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…and congratulations to Rush for being an inductee into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, as noted here (here they are making the world safe for Gap-ad-looking kids everywhere)…

…and here’s another seasonal favorite…

…and it’s not Christmas without this tune as far as I’m concerned (part of a select group, I’ll admit).

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Stuff

So Huckleberry Graham says Obama needs to “man up” and cut Medicare (here)? Really? Gee, that sounds like some of the crying that the U.S. House Repugs did in this clip over a year and a half ago.

Sounds like Graham needs a history lesson (and by the way, if you want to know why Karl Rove and his pals spent $9 million to try and defeat Sherrod Brown this year, I think this tells you why)…

…and speaking of Republican U.S. Senate idiocy – well, you have to go a long way to top this from Sen. Mr. Elaine Chao (here...and to help put an end to McConnell and his nonsense, click here)…

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…turning to seasonal stuff, I give you the following…

…and Otis Redding died on this day 45 years ago.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Sunday Stuff

I’ll keep putting up videos like this making the same point over and over (I know) as long as I have to, and I expect that that will be the case for a good while yet (Dem Rep Raul Grijalva speaks truth to stoo-pid here...and one again, people have paid into Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for years already)...

…and here’s another seasonal number – please disregard the typo at end.