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93 is insanity to the nth degree, not 92 or 76… or 57! 93 is the line of crazy!

Recently Sen Lindsey Graham said about raising the debt ceiling

“we’ve done this 93 times. And if we keep doing the same old thing, then that is insanity to the nth degree.”

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Why yes, yes of course, 93 times is where the ‘nth degree’ insanity level is.  Now, if it was just 92 times and let’s say a white, republican president.. well there’s no insanity there.

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Seriously.. what the crap? 93 is where you finally stand up and say “Uh, no..not again”? That’s where the insanity started to get the ‘nth degree‘? Or is that just where the political points are triple word scores? Where your party stands to gain the most? You’ve whored yourself out 92 other times for a dollar, but this time.. well buddy this time you’ve got morals and principals.

wtf?

What happens if congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling? Let’s let Mr. Graham answer…

“Let me tell you what’s involved if we don’t lift the debt ceiling: financial collapse and calamity throughout the world. That’s not lost upon me.”

Oh well why didn’t you say so, financial collapse and calamity throughout the world, but lets’ not do something so insane as to raise the debt level a ninety-fucking-third time to prevent this world wide apocalypse like none we’ve ever seen before.. That would just be… insanity to the nth degree!

These people  make my ass twitch and if they don’t make yours twitch then you aren’t paying enough attention!

Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the most outspoken conservatives in the House, has won an appointment to the secretive House Intelligence Committee

Well sure, when I think  “National Security”.. I think Michele Bachmann.
Members of the Intelligence panel receive classified briefings in a secure conference room in the Capitol, and are sworn to secrecy about most of the committee’s activities.
If raising the debt level, because if we don’t the world will literally collapse upon itself, is ‘nth degree insanity’ but appointing this woman to hold our national security secrets,thus giving her credibility when she makes stupid comments like ACORN will steal your identity and use it for voter fraud if you fill out the census, is perfectly sane then I want some of what this GOP leadership is smoking because that’s the best shit out there.

As more and more of this crap goes by, I am thoroughly convinced that the Mayans are right and the GOP knows it, or that all the “Book of Revelation” wishing GOP members  are doing everything they can to make that Mayan  prediction happen. Either way, I am convinced that we are seeing the last great days and entering into  the ‘end times’.



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when comics get angry

Jon Stewart is (rightfully) pissed and what better way to vent that anger than to use his comedic talent and a  few victims of the Republican hostage-taking machine currently controlling the Congress and have an ‘adult conversation’ on just how partisan and utterly selfish this crop of Republicans are. The best part about this? We, as a country, get to look forward to the fact that these assholes will be in complete control come January. God save us all….

Here are two clips from last nights “The Daily Show”. I encourage everyone to watch them… or if you’ve already seen them, watch again. If this issue doesn’t tell you what kind of people were just given majorities and ‘the American people’s voice’, then you’re part of the problem. There is no excuse for this kind of behavior by the GOP, nothing justifies their borg-like position that we must give hedge-fund managers making a billion dollars a year a tax break before we can give the 1st responders to 9/11 health care. There is nothing that can explain this one away.

This is who you elected folks, if I didn’t have to live here with you I’d be happy to watch you wither away in the gutter-shit you’ve dumped upon this country. Too bad for me though that I didn’t make a billion dollars last year during the worst economy since the depression, so my feelings don’t really count do they?

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I never thought I would say this, but Thank You Al Jazeera for being the only news channel to thoroughly expose this atrocity committed by the Congressional Republicans. The irony of this  is not lost on anyone.

I would hope that some of the Republicans who have chosen the CEO’s and derivative-kings of Wall Street who destroyed the economy and are now attempting (successfully) to control the government … over the sides of the other 98% of this country, would be forced to sit and watch this next part of Stewart’s anger, but even if they did I really don’t think they would get it. To them, the real tragedy here is a 3% tax increase on people who make millions and billions of dollars and that is where we should all focus our attention. We can’t let these poor ultra-wealthy persons suffer anymore than they have already. These 1st responders should really know their place in this country and that place is to sacrifice their selves to save the market experts so those same experts can invest the 401k’s and pensions of those 1st responders in high-risk markets and then bet against the success of that market, thus insuring it’s failure and the total loss of those risked funds.

Know your place bitch! Learn it,live it… love it because you can’t stop us now!

But hey, on the bright side.. atleast we finally know what they mean by “We want our country back”, what they mean is their country Circa 1400 Britain when monarchies ruled and the rest of us lived to serve them.

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Can we get a refund?

That’s it, I’m done. I’ve used this product for almost 2 years now and have found it to be lacking each and every time I’ve counted on it. When I saw the advertisements for it I thought to myself “Well, that sounds pretty good, I think I’ll try it” then whipped out my credit card and paid for it. I know I know, I should have remembered the old adage “If it’s too good to be true…blah-blah-blah” but it was just so damn appealing! I couldn’t help it and neither, it seems, could 69 million other people!

So what product did we all buy into that has turned out to be a dud?

Barack Obama!

Now listen, I’m not saying John McCain would have been any better. In fact the more I see of him and his confused,mentally incompetent and extremely angry running mate the more sure I am of that simple fact. But that doesn’t mean Barack Obama is the God-send he was supposed to be. To be honest, one thing that would have been a nice change if McCain and Palin had won would that we could actually see something getting done instead of a President selling his own ideas, his party’s idea’s and his and his party leaders nuts to the lowest bidder. Say what you want about George Bush (and I have), but he sure as hell got stuff done… just not the stuff any rational person wanted done. But now, instead of being stuck with a President that rolls over anyone in his way, we have a President who rolls over for anyone in his way.

Don’t like his health care, it’s ok he’ll drop the most important part of it.

Don’t like his stimulus plan? No problem, he’ll give you the tax breaks you want, ask for less money than he needs and he’ll let you call it all “Obama’s Radical Socialist Agenda” while you secretly take the funds from him anyway because you know that your state couldn’t survive without those funds.

Don’t believe in science or climate change? Well that’s ok, he does believe in it but to make you happy he’ll end all hopes of anything ‘Green’ coming from this liberal white  house.

Over and over, again and again, this president hasn’t proved he wants bipartisanship legislation , he’s proved he want Conservative Republican only legislation! With a 60 vote majority in the Congress, overwhelming public support on his side, some of the largest ‘political capitol’ for an incoming president in a generation  and he’s done nothing more than give up on every promise he ever made. Next on the auction block are the Bush Tax cuts, that will kill this country if we  reauthorize them for every level of income and   repeal of Don’t ask, Don’t tell.

$5 trillion is what extending those tax cuts to include the richest 1% of this country will cost. For 10 years that segment saw an average of $100,000 in tax relief while the average American family  saw $500. No jobs were created, the deficit exploded, we borrowed money from every crazy uncle we could find in the family… but hey, let’s do it again because this President can’t seem to say no to the Republican party as well as he can say no to his own party.

Military leaders say DADT is antiquated and they want it changed, the majority of American say they want it changed, when polled, an overwhelming majority of currently enlisted service men and women say they’re ok with it changing so of course when one Republican balks at the idea because of his own bigoted agenda, Barack Obama caves in and shelves repealing one of the most ridiculous laws to ever come out of Congress.

Nukes! Nukes and the non- proliferation of them is something we can agree on right? We can all, Republican and Democrat agree that if we could have an agreement with Russia over nuclear weapons, well  that would be a good thing. I mean, seriously who wants the Russians to have a run on nuclear weapons like they have promised, if we can prevent it?

Enter “No Comprise” Republicans and “Give them what they want” Obama! and before long we’ll be hearing “Treaty? What Treaty?”

But, Vladimir Putin did call anyone who wouldn’t ratify this START treaty “dumb” and what kind of bipartisan president would Obama be if he allowed a foreign leader to say that about his favorite party?

Yesterday, after meeting with the incoming Republican leadership President Obama said

“The president acknowledged he needed to do better,” Gibbs said.



Umm.. better at what?


Obama told the lawmakers that he needed to do more to reduce the partisan tone in Washington, press secretary Robert Gibbs said later. The president said he plans to hold additional talks in Washington and at Camp David with lawmakers of both parties.


Yes, well.. of course. He needs to do better at reducing the partisan tone. Rep. Joe Barton on the other hand, well he can say

“Speaker Boehner is our Dwight Eisenhower in the battle against the Obama Administration. Majority Leader Cantor is our Omar Bradley. I want to be George Patton – put anything in my scope and I will shoot it.”

Implying of course, as the The Washington Post‘s Al Kamen says

If the Obama administration was hoping to see hints of bipartisanship from the Hill, it might want to skip over the House Energy and Commerce Committee




Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a letter to Harry Reid this morning letting him know that 100% of the Senate Republicans have decided to block any and all Democrat legislation until they get what they want.

Yes, yes I see where Obama needs to do more to end all this silly partisan stuff.

I want a refund damn it! I’m tired of fighting for a President who will not fight for himself and who will actually throw me under the bus if it gets him a vocal promise of support, even when he knows that when it comes down to it, that vocal promise doesn’t mean shit. I’m tired of watching the policies my party believes in being shelved or butchered beyond recognition  before there is even a chance to see where the other, minority side will compromise on. We were promised a fighter and we gave him a 60 vote majority to help him! We were standing there behind him,telling him what we wanted, what we expected… WE were the people we have been waiting for, but you Mr. President are not the President we have been waiting for!

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In the pocket of…

It’s almost like every time you turn around you hear a Republican or Fox News pundit whine about how the “Mainstream Media” is in the pocket of this administration or  that the “Mainstream Media” is in the pocket of the Democrats. Sarah Palin has started a whole new movement of ignoring the “Lamestream media” and only speaking with Fox news. She says because they’re just so unbiased and fair.Not like the democrat’s media that… well.. asks  real questions. That’s what it boils down to, one media asks questions so they are shunned over the media that doesn’t ask. It’s nothing to do with who is in whose pocket, all you have to do is read the news to see that..

News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, contributed $1 million this summer to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the business lobby that has been running an aggressive campaign in support of the Republican effort to retake Congress, a source close to the company told POLITICO.

It was the second $1 million contribution the company has made this election cycle to a GOP-aligned group. In late June it gave that amount to the Republican Governors Association.

That seems pretty biased to me. A news organization giving +$2 million dollars to a political party because, as NewsCorp said the company..

“..believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA’s pro-business agenda supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy.”

That, would seem to lead credence to anyone questioning  just  how ‘fair and balanced’ they are in reporting the news. Now, add in Fox News on-air personalities fund-raising  for Republicans,headlining rallies for Republicans,starting and promoting Republican/Tea Party political movements and the idea of ‘Fair’ or ‘Balance’ becomes a joke. The joke only grows when you add in NPR’s latest memo in regards to it’s employees and Jon Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity.

“NPR journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers, nor should they sign petitions or otherwise lend their name to such causes, or contribute money to them.”


Well, isn’t that odd. NPR, the liberal media keeping journalistic integrity alive, while Fox News not only shits on it, but does so with a smile on their face.

No, Republican and Tea people only going on Fox has nothing to do with being actually interviewed and there isn’t a shred of journalistic integrity in any of it. Instead it has everything to do with more promotion of the Republican Brand, because as Rupert Murdoch’s  spokesperson said, it’s all about the Republicans and Tea Party supporting his priorities, while the Democrats don’t.

You’re not getting “Fair and Balanced” news, you’re getting puff-pieces one mans wants you to get. If you think this is “Fair and Balanced” then what do you think Karl Rove,Sean Hannity, Bill-O, Megan Fox, and Fox and Friends would say if Keith Olbermann or Brain Williams showed up as headliners for a Democratic National Convention? Or went on the road raising campaign funds for President Obama? Would they cry that that’s  solid proof of the Mainstream media being in cahoots with the Democrats? Exactly, they would weep over this to any one who would listen, as they should.  But if there’s one thing we know about Fox and the Republicans it’s “Do as I say, not as I do”…

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Welcome to the Democratic People’s Republic of the once United States of America. Brought to you by Fox News!

Two articles on Politico.com should wake liberals up to the disaster that’s headed their way. Unfortunately, not only will the liberals ignore the implications, at this point, even if they did hone in on the theme of the two pieces there simply isn’t anything to be done about it. At least not until Independents get the funk out of their system and start paying attention to reality. Until then, there really isn’t any hope for substantial progress in the next  decade or so.

The Fox primary: complicated, contractual

With Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee all making moves indicating they may run for president, their common employer is facing a question that hasn’t been asked before: How does a news organization cover White House hopefuls when so many are on the payroll?
With the exception of Mitt Romney,  every actual 2012 presidential contender is an employee of Fox News. An employee who is contractually obligated to NOT appear on any ‘real’ news network. This contract can last for as long as the candidates wish it to last. Sarah Palin can stay a paid employee of Fox News, reaping the benefit of a friendly outlet to get out her campaign promises she doesn’t plan on fulfilling, without a single question on them, all the way up to the filing deadline. The benefit is not only that she gets paid by Fox News while putting out her propaganda, but the other News outlets will be so starved for her attention that when she finally does have to leave her paying job at Fox and work in the real world, not a single ‘real’ journalist will dare to ask her a question on anything she has said or done up to that point. They won’t jeopardize her going back into hiding behind Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck, so they will pad each interview with her demands. You only have to look at Sharon Angle’s wishes to know what those demands will be

Angle:  “We needed to have the press be our friend.”

Cameron:  “Wait a minute. Hold on a second. To be your friend…?”

Angle:  “Well, truly–”

Cameron:  “That sounds naive.”

Angle:  “Well, no. We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.”

These candidates  want a friendly media that only asks questions they want to be asked and report the news the way the candidate wants it reported.

I should stop here. Liberals, you’re smart enough to see what’s going on. Independent, you’re jaded and pissed and I get that, but don’t you see it? Non-tea party Republicans? You’re who I am addressing right now. Is this the environment  you wish to cultivate in this country? A News channel employee, elected to President, who will run a State-run media where the candidate/elected officials gives the news they want you to know and that is what is reported, unquestioned? Where only friendly, candidate/elected official hand-picked questions are asked and then disseminated to the public how the candidate/elected officials wants? This is your revenge for outing the people who compromised a CIA spy working undercover on WMD’s for their political gain? This is your retribution because someone dared to bring up that torture is against the law? This is your pay back for holding a president and his administration accountable when they said we needed to start a war with a country who had done nothing to us? While that reason never actually panned out? A state-run media is your answer as to how you take over this country?

Well,  it seems like you’ve found the right path. Which brings me to the second story.

More people are getting their news about the upcoming election from cable television than any other source, and from Fox News more than any other cable channel, according to a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll released Monday.
Among cable news channels, Fox was the clear winner, with 42 percent of respondents saying it is their main source, compared with 30 percent who cited CNN and 12 percent who rely on MSNBC.

As if 42% of the population saying they get the most of their news from Fox isn’t enough, the other numbers should cause fainting among liberals and independent on a massive scale… but it won’t.

Fox’s opinionated personalities were also rated as having the greatest positive impact on the political debate in the country. Bill O’Reilly was rated as having, by far, the greatest positive impact, with 49 percent of respondents rating him positively, and 32 percent negatively.

Glenn Beck was the second most-positively rated personality, with 38 percent of respondents saying he had a positive impact, and 32 percent saying he had a negative impact.

Please, liberals,independents, sane conservative folk… lose your apathy, lose the crater on your shoulder, remove your blinders, set aside your hate and read that again. 42% of the country uses Fox News as their primary news source. 49% of them say Bill O’reilly has the greatest positive impact and Glenn Beck, with 38%, is the second greatest positive impact on politics. Even Rush Limbaugh has 36% of the people saying he’s a positive voice when it comes to their political news.

Fox news, has all but one of the prospective  Republican presidential candidates for 2012 on their payroll and owns the exclusive right to their TV appearances. 42% of the country gets their news from Fox News and trusts it over any other source. Glenn Beck and Bill O’reilly are overwhelmingly their source for positive political information.

Fox News is going to run for and win the office of President of the United States of America. Fox news hosts are a “friendly media” to those candidates and they will only go on Fox News because they will  ask only the questions the candidate wants asked, and  report the news the way the candidate  wants it reported.Fox news will ensure the election of it’s own employees… and the 42% of the population will not only allow it, but feel better about their country because Glenn Beck told them that Fox News employee he’s promoting is the only person who will give them their country back. And by ‘giving it back’ I mean handing it over completely and totally to a media mogul hell-bent on ruling the world the same way Richard Dawson ran the world in Running Man.  Welcome to the Democratic People’s Republic of the once United States of America, where you only get our news, our candidates and our political impact 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Jesus, is there anything the conservative extremists won’t take over and destroy solely for their wealth and power?

Is there anything we won’t let them take?

It seems not.


*UPDATE*

As if the Fox circle jerk wasn’t enough.. today the Tucker Carlson, ultra-right leaning website “The Daily Caller” is reporting that aides of House Minority Whip Eric Cantor,Republican, pulled strings at the National Review Online, to get them to give an overwhelmingly positive review and endorsement of the Republicans “Pledge to America” manifesto.

Isn’t that special.  Not only is Fox News sweet on the GOP, but now Republican  leaders are calling in favors from other right-wing media organizations to give them friendly positive reviews.

Are there any scrupulous and non-nefarious Republican leaders out there anymore? What am I saying, are there real independent journalists out there anymore?Are there any viewers who want independent journalism? Can’t these Republicans get elected on their own merit? Their real merit not the padded ones they get their media to falsify? Is this the new leadership this country is begging for? This is the country you want to get back to?

Shame.

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