Birther Madness

6 01 2011

Gonna be a long two fucking years.

An apparent member of the birther movement seated in the gallery of the House of Representatives on Thursday interrupted a reading of the Constitution. The woman yelled out “Except Obama, except Obama, help us Jesus!” as Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) read the “natural born citizen” clause of the Constitution.

-Ian

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The Revolution Will be Televised

10 12 2010

I didn’t think it was possible for him to get any crazier, but then

What’s amazing to me is that we’ve already had a couple of incidents of Beck-inspired near bloodshed.  And then Glenn goes on teevee or the radio and makes some quiet noises about how he [cough cough cough] abhors violence, and that’s good enough for the powers that be at Fox and he’s back at it again the next day.

—Jason





Dim Bulb

19 11 2010

Thanks America. I can’t wait to live through at least two years of mind numbing stupid like this.

Hoping to counter attacks from his right, Rep. Fred Upton is promising to reexamine a controversial ban on incandescent light bulbs if he becomes chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Michigan Republican told POLITICO on Thursday that he’s not afraid to go back after an issue he once supported but that has come under withering assault on the conservative airwaves, including on Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck’s talk shows.

“If I become chairman, we’ll be reexamining the light bulb issue, no problem,” Upton said.

Upton’s bid to be the next Energy and Commerce Committee leader has been rocked by allegations that he’s too moderate for the post.

Beck called him “all socialist” for cosponsoring legislation phasing out incandescent light bulbs that made it into a 2007 energy law signed by President George W. Bush. An unsigned 22-page document highlighting Upton’s voting record on a range of fiscal, social and policy has also been circulating around Capitol Hill this month.

Also, too.

-Ian





Dumber by the Day

5 11 2010

We’ve been witness to a lot of insane nonsense over the past couple of years (almost too much to keep track of. Remember the flash-craziness over President Obama’s personal flag?), but this $200 million/day India trip bullshit has got to take the cake.  They nutjobs are now so lazy—or so keyed-up after Tuesday’s election—that they’re outsourcing their distortions to anonymous rumors on Indian Web sites, though perhaps this is just another form of acceptance of our current economic realities.  There’s pushback now, at least, which is not only a marvelously appropriate use of taxpayer dollars but also almost perfectly emblemizes our idiotic times:  Government officials wasting their time arguing with mentally ill propagandists over fact-free assertions designed to feed the sociopathic needs of a lunatic base.  And all for nothing, of course.  It’s not the specific lie that matters at all.  It’s that they get to pout and posture and get invited on Fox News and then wait for the next outrage to come along.  The cost of Bo’s kibble maybe.  Or something to do with Michelle.  That one always puts butts in the seats.

—Jason





Fraud @ Polls! Watch

22 10 2010

When the hell did this entire country lose its fucking mind?

Insanely conspiratorial, mean-spirited, greedy, vicious, racist, and dumb.  Quite a combination you got going here, America.

Update: Also.

WASHINGTON – Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.

—Jason





Gonna Be Fuckin’ Fun

15 10 2010

Windmills, windmills everywhere.

“When the Republicans are in charge, you will see the oversight subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee active on a whole host of fronts,” said Rep. Fred Upton, Michigan Republican, who would chair the subcommittee if the Republicans take control of Congress. “How are these [czars] funded? So whether it be the authorizing committees and appropriations committees in terms of deleting the funds for those, I think you could go after it in one of two different ways.

-Ian





The Unhinged

11 10 2010

Accused Oakland, California shooter Byron Williams:

“It was the things he exposed that blew my mind. Beck would never say anything about a conspiracy, would never advocate violence, he’ll never do anything like, of this nature, but he’ll give you every ounce of evidence that you could possibly need.”

-Ian