Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Hey, He's Not Mitt Romney



Okay, this is who I predict the GOP will run against the
president in 2012. Newt is looking strong right now but
you know he's going to self-destruct pretty soon.

Satan loves hypocrisy, he hates social programs, he'll
always support super-expensive wars and he plays
golf with Rush Limbaugh on a regular basis.

And most importantly, he's not Mitt Romney!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I Don't Get It



I have to admit, I'm a bit confused by the GOP's current
tax strategy. Now they're pushing to raise the tax rates
on the middle and lower classes but still maintain the
current rate for the rich.

Are we not going to have an election in November 2012?
How do they propose to turn these screwy ideas into a
winning campaign plan for their candidates?


http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/29/377956/gop-payroll-tax-numbers/

Newt: Why Would Anyone Trust Him?



You could only vote for Newt Gingrich if you have some
kind of short term political memory problem.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/gingrich-a-gold-medal-in-hypocrisy/2011/11/29/gIQADKGg8N_blog.html

What Were You Thinking, Playah?



I have to believe Herman Cain had a very modest goal
when he decided to run for president. He just wanted
to get a little attention so he could sell some books.
But then all the other "not Romney" candidates began
imploding and he was forced to do his time in the
frontrunner spotlight. And all his ladies decided they
needed some time in that spotlight too.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Big Reason Nothing's Getting Done



Regular people are starting to feel like Republicans
are more worried about Grover Norquist than the fate
of the nation.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/28/376726/constituents-beutler-no-tax-pledge/

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rick Perry's Special Purpose



FDA Declares Rick Perry a Vegetable

Texas Governor Approved for School Lunches



WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In a decision that raised some eyebrows in the nutrition community, the Food and Drug Administration announced today that it had declared Texas Governor Rick Perry a vegetable.

The decision, effective immediately, means that a serving of Mr. Perry would be approved for school lunches across the nation.

In an official statement, Mr. Perry said he was “surprised and honored” by the FDA’s decision.

“As a vegetable, I am honored to join the other three food groups,” said Gov. Perry. “Meat, dairy, and… nope, can’t do it. Oops.”

Friday, November 25, 2011

Are You Tired of the Rat Race?



Here's an interesting piece by Harold Meyerson...we've always
assumed capitalism and democracy worked hand in hand...is
it time to maybe question that paradigm just a little bit?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-growing-tension-between-capitalism-and-democracy/2011/11/22/gIQAuYOitN_story.html?hpid=z3

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time For a Reality Check



I would like to see a new reality show where conservatives get
tortured via the method they've pooh-poohed as being not all
that bad.

The first episode should feature Megyn Kelly getting pepper
sprayed and Michelle Bachmann being waterboarded.

http://thinkprogress.org/special/2011/11/22/374237/fox-news-host-dismisses-pepper-spray-attack-by-cops-its-essentially-a-food-product-right/

Monday, November 21, 2011

Adios, GOP



You can't hate on people and threaten to electrocute them and
then expect them to vote for you.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/democrats-consolidating-hispanic-vote-early.php

The Truth About Taxes



A poll taken in 2010 revealed that only two percent of Tea Party supporters knew that Obama had lowered taxes. Forty four percent of them thought that the President has raised their taxes.

http://www.politicususa.com/en/obama-great-tax-cutter

Friday, November 18, 2011

Do Nothing...and Win



The Dems aren't going to bend much during the Super
Committee talks. This article explains why that's
a good thing.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/18/the_favor_george_w_bush_did_for_democrats/

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You Kids Be Quiet Or Mrs. Gingrich Will Eat You



So now it's Newt's turn. I bet Tim Pawlenty is just
sick he couldn't hang in there a while longer.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/15/newt_gingrich_his_baggage_has_baggage/singleton/

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wow, Imagine Cain Getting the 3am Call




Rick Perry's brain infection seems to be contagious.
This is so painful to watch...


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/14/herman-cain-libya-question_n_1093425.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%7C112510

Mitt's a Guy You Can Count On



Iran's leaders must have breathed a big sigh of relief when
Mitt Romney said Saturday he would use military force to
prevent them from having nuclear weapons. It's almost
certain he'll change his mind down the road.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Toast



It's about time logical people had a chance play the fool.

http://www.satireandcomment.com/0208toast.html

Save the Rich



And now a public service announcement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_M8fOwHnwg0

Pick Your Fantasy


Paul Krugman quote--

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's
life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish
fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its
unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially
crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

(Thanks to Tom Price for sending me this)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Back Home and Homeless



I'm sure Ayn Rand would say these are just lazy slobs
who need to quit sponging off the rest of us.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/11/11/366801/homeless-veterans-by-the-numbers/

Obama is Not McGovern



These are strange times we live in...what will the GOP
candidates have to talk about at the foreign policy debate
tonight?

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/11/11/have-gop-presidential-candidates-simply-given-up-on-foreign-policy/

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank You



I appreciate the fact the military looks out for us no matter
how crazy the atmosphere in Washington gets.

Good For Syria and Good For the World


I'd like to see regime change in Syria within the next year. There are two important reasons we and our allies should consider helping that process along:

(1) There have been an estimated 3,500 dissidents killed by that government. Assad has show himself to be an extremely brutal
dictator.

(2) Syria is Iran’s gateway to points west in the region, including Hezbollah in Lebanon. A change of regime in Damascus would do a great deal to weaken Iran, both in its reach and its support at home.

Somebody is going to have to deal with the Iran problem in the near future. It would be good if they were as weak as possible when and if that fight starts.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I'm Worried Rick Perry Has a Brain Tumor



I love "cringe" comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and The
Office. And I love these GOP debates too because Rick Perry
is becoming a really reliable source of hilarity.

Can you imagine him being president and trying to deal
with a military emergency? He'd decide to attack three
countries...Iran, North Korea and...oh, darn it, what's
the name of that last one, starts with a C...Canada maybe?



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57321982-503544/rick-perry-fails-to-remember-what-agency-hed-get-rid-of-in-gop-debate/

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Seventy Six Percent



Im posting this piece in response to our friend Lonnie's
assertion that the president is disregarding the will of
the people. Whatever Obama did is nothing compared to the
contempt the Republicans have shown regarding the public's
anger over income inequality.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/poll-76-percent-think-economic-structure-balance-155330346.html

Take That, Tea Party



Last night was fun. Good to see the regular people of Ohio fight
back and win.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/09/this_is_what_gop_brand_poisoning_looks_like/

There Are More Important Things Than Football



We live in an age of massive sexual perversion that includes
sex trafficking and rampant abuse by the Catholic church.
But I find what transpired at Penn State to be particularly
sickening for some reason. Maybe it's because head coach
Joe Paterno has long been viewed as an example of what's
right and good in this country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/opinion/dowd-personal-foul-at-penn.html?_r=1&hp

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Where Will It End?



If Mississippi passes their Personhood law today do you think
they'll eventually outlaw masturbation and menstruation?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaSjMXZfQiw

Easy on the Eyes, Easy on the Ears


I was watching "Live From Daryl's House" last
night and discovered a singer named Diane Birch.

Wow!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcKDj69DHcA&feature=related

Monday, November 7, 2011

The Tea Party Thinks Life in 1965 Was Just Fine



So are the Herman Cain supporters saying all four women
who've come forward are liars or are they saying
sexual harassment just doesn't matter?

Tired of All the Ink



Okay, I admit I'm 54 and that means I probably have a
generational bias against tatoos...

My question is, do you think this trend has reached
cliche status yet? Will getting tatoos become uncool
anytime soon?

Is the Fog Lifting?



Ironically, I think this statement made by a comedian
is one the most eloquent commentaries ever made regarding
our attitude about poverty in this country.

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/07/can_ows_end_americas_war_against_the_poor/

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Quick Spins



The new M83 album is full of gorgeous musical dreamscapes.
A great album to play on your regular stereo and turn up
loud so you can really enjoy the brilliant production techniques.




Steve Wilson's new cd is called "Grace For Drowning". I like this
one a lot. It continues in somewhat the same vein as his previous
solo cd "Insurgentes". It's prog-rock but not overly busy..the
songs are intense and almost cinematic in a way. I wish I had
liked the last two Porcupine Tree albums this much.



I'm not all that excited about the new Coldplay cd "Mylo Xyloto". You get the feeling they want every cut to be a potential hit or something. Every song comes at you like a bratty little kid demanding attention.



I probably don't like the new Wilco quite as much as their last one
but it's still darn good. It's adventurous and there are a couple
of absolutely really beautiful songs..."Black Moon" and "Open Mind".

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Don't Know Much About History...



Herman Cain makes Sarah Palin look like a true foreign
policy expert.

http://www.aoltv.com/2011/11/03/colbert-worried-with-herman-cain-china-developing-nukes-video/

Umbrellas Don't Cause Rain



The world just added it's seventh billion person. The scary
thing is the majority of new humans are being born in places
that can least support them and that's a major cause of
despair and potential terrorism.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/opinion/kristof-the-birth-control-solution.html?_r=1&hp

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Making It Easy for Mitt



Jon Stewart on Herman Cain's scandal and Rick Perry's
moment of strangeness in New Hampshire.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/01/jon-stewart-herman-cain-sexual-harassment_n_1069217.html