The Nexus of Politics and Terror Confirmed

23 08 2009

I’m only surprised Tom Ridge finally admitted that he and the Bush administration manipulated the terror alert level for completely cynical political reasons. Oh wait, I take that back.  Actually I would have been surprised if he had stopped himself and instead blown the whistle on these orders when he was told to do it.  No, now he fesses up only because he has hopes of making some money off his 4 year late “apology”.  Thanks Tom, but you’re too late to pretend to be honorable.

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WSJ Whores And Other Republican Apologists

8 06 2009

I’m no fan of gratuitous violence, especially when it’s handed out in a glaringly one sided broken-bottle-to-the-throat assault.  But every once in a while it can be a thing of complete and utter beauty.   Tonight I beg you to behold the full up to the elbow reaming Matt Taibbi administers to Evan Newmark (WSJ) for suggesting that it is time to declare Hank Paulson “a national hero”.


Can you imagine what a craven, bumlicking ass-goblin you’d have to be to get a job working for the Wall Street Journal, not mention up front that you used to be a Goldman, Sachs managing director, and then write a lengthy article calling your former boss a “national hero” — in the middle of a sweeping financial crisis, one in which half the world is in a panic and the unemployment rate just hit a 25-year high? Behavior like this, you usually don’t see it outside prison trusties who spend their evenings shining the guards’ boots. I can’t even think of a political press secretary who would sink that low. Hank Paulson, a hero? Are you fucking kidding us?

Thanks in large part to Paulson’s leadership in his last years as head of Goldman, the company was so massively over-leveraged that it would have gone under if AIG — which owed Goldman billions when it went into its death spiral last September — had been allowed to collapse. But thanks to Hank Paulson, who heroically stepped in and gave AIG $80 billion the same weekend he allowed one of Goldman’s last key competitors, Lehman, to collapse, Goldman didn’t have to go without that money; $13 billion of the AIG bailout went straight to Goldman. So I guess we have Paulson to thank for the fact that he used about $13 billion of our taxpayer money to essentially bail out his own fuckups. I mean, that’s heroism if I’ve ever seen it. Audie Murphy has nothing on that. Sit your asses back down, Harriet Tubman, Thomas More, Gandhi and Jesus Christ. Hank Paulson is in the house!

I can almost smell the blood on the concrete from here.  Go read it and bask in the glory of a proper (and well deserved) smack down.





Yes Pecan!

10 02 2009

(From an email going around)

Ben & Jerry created the “Yes Pecan!” ice cream flavor for Obama.

For George W. they asked for suggestions from the public. Here are some of their favorite responses:

  • Grape Depression
  • The Housing Crunch
  • Abu Grape
  • Cluster Fudge
  • Nut’n Accomplished
  • Good Riddance You Lousy Motherfucker… Swirl
  • Iraqi Road
  • Chock ‘n Awe
  • WireTapioca
  • Impeach Cobbler
  • Guantanmallow
  • imPeachmint
  • Heck of a Job, Brownie!
  • Neocon Politan
  • Rocky Road to Fascism
  • The Reese’s-cession
  • Cookie D’oh!
  • Nougalar Proliferation
  • Death by Chocolate… and Torture
  • Freedom Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Chip On My Shoulder
  • Credit Crunch
  • Mission Pecanplished
  • Country Pumpkin
  • Chunky Monkey in Chief
  • WMDelicious
  • Chocolate Chimp
  • Bloody Sundae
  • Caramel Preemptive Stripe
  • I broke the law and am responsible for the deaths of thousands… with nuts




Contrasting Images

30 01 2009

A big hat tip to Feministe for this original post.  I’m blown away.

Two of the most important women’s-rights-related bill-signings in the past few years.

The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003:

And the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009:

Any Questions?





With Bush Gone NSA Whistleblower Steps Up

22 01 2009

Only one day after the Bush cloud of retribution lifted and already one member of the NSA has gone public with information of massive illegal spying of the American public.

If this is what is coming out on day one imagine what we have yet to learn.





Banks Allocate 86% ($108B) Of Bailout Towards Compensation And Bonuses!

9 11 2008

Amazingly my ongoing outrage at the Republican party has been outdone by my new found rage towards the heads of the banking industry.  I just read a letter the honorable Henry Waxman sent to the CEO of Wells Fargo where he chastises him and eight other banks for putting $108 billion of the currently allocated $125 billion tax payer bailout dollars towards compensation and bonuses.

This is so reprehensible as to defy credulity.  If there were calls for regulation and oversight before I think it is clear that there should now be calls for the seizure of all personal assets, arrests, and imprisonment for these cowards and honorless thieves.

All of Al Qaeda’s attempts to wound this country combined pale in comparison to the damage the US has suffered at the hands of these craven traitors.  I would stop short of the death penalty only because I want these tender pampered racketeers to spend the rest of their lives in Guantanamo getting the best Dick Cheney has to offer because they are domestic terrorists of the highest order and deserve no less.

(hat tip to Driftglass for the initial point to the Waxman letter)





One Other Thing

7 11 2008

You know my last post where the republicans are finally fessing up to what an incompetent douche’ Sarah Palin really is?  Yeah, well we liberals have a little confession to make too.

Sorry about that, but it really feels good to come clean like that.  I suppose we’re even now, right?  Right?