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Bricks and stones can start a civil war

Of course, so can bullets

At least 10 Democratic members of Congress who voted for health-care reform (there were 219 of them) have had threats made against them, according to The Associated Press, with one Democratic lawmaker sustaining a brick through her office window and one New York county’s Democratic Party office also sustaining a brick through a window, this brick with a note attached: “Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice,” which, the AP notes, “roughly [quotes] 1964 Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater.”

I agree wholeheartedly that extremism in defense of liberty is no vice.

So where was the brick-hurling when George W. Bush & Co. blatantly stole the White House in late 2000? Democrat Al Gore had won the popular vote by more than a half-million votes; Repugnican presidential candidate George W. Bush’s brother Jeb was governor of the pivotal state of Florida, which Georgie “won”; Florida’s top elections decider, Katherine “No Conflict of Interest” Harris, had sat on the state’s committee to elect Gee Dubya; and finally, five right-wingers on the U.S. Supreme Court decided to decide the presidential election for the American people.

That was the largest blow to the nation’s democracy in my lifetime, and to my knowledge, nary a single fucking brick was tossed through a single fucking window.

How about the unelected BushCheneyCorp’s launch of its illegal, immoral, unprovoked and unjust Vietraq War in March 2003? The war that the United Nations Security Council would not rubber-stamp, and so the Bush regime launched it anyway, bypassing the council? The bogus war that thus far has cost us taxpayers almost $750 billion?

Where were the freedom-lovin’ brick-tossers then?

Oh, but a health-care reform bill passesdemocratically and legally — and suddenly the defenders of the nation’s liberty, who have been snoozing for at least the past 10 years, suddenly come to life!

Of course, the bricks aren’t about liberty or freedom or democracy or God or Jesus or puppies or kittens or cute widdle fwuffy bunnies or butterflies or marshmallows.

Let’s fucking face it: The bricks are the closest thing that the “tea party” fascists can come to lynching the uppity nigger in the White House (White House!). That’s what the bricks stand for: the intense hatred of the nation’s first black president — whose worst crime is presiding while black — who scored his first major legislative victory against the stupid white man’s power structure.

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the other traitors and war criminals who comprised the unelected Bush regime got away with murder — the murder of more than 4,300 of our troops and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis whom they permanently “liberated” — because the BushCheneyCorp represented the stupid-white-male power structure and because the vast majority of liberals are too pussy to resort to shows of force (or even just vandalism).

How far will the wingnuts take it?

The Repugnican Party and the “tea party” ringleaders deny inciting violence, but Repugnican and “tea party” queen Sarah Palin-Quayle yesterday posted, on her Facebook page, this graphic:

Yes, those are images of gun crosshairs to refer to Democratic lawmakers. And Palin-Quayle Tweeted yesterday:

Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: “Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!” Pls see my Facebook page.

Gun crosshairs.

“RELOAD!”

Today, bricks — tomorrow, bullets?

It would be interesting to see what would happen in the aftermath of a “tea-baggin'” fascist actually assassinating someone, and I have to wonder if the question isn’t whether that will happen but when it will happen.

Hey, sign me up for the next civil war! I’ll be happy to fight for the blue states! This next time, though, we need to finish the job!

You betcha!

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Bayh humbug!

Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, a leading Democrat seen here in 2007, ...

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Meh. Let the door hit him on his ass on his way out. He’s too John Edwards-y anyway.

So another DINO (a.k.a. “centrist”) U.S. senator bites the dust.

As usual, the mainstream “news” media are playing this up for maximum sensationalism. Reports The Associated Press:

Washington – The stunning announcement by centrist Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh that he’s retiring from a Congress he no longer loves adds yet another name to a list of lawmakers fleeing a town they say has become acidly partisan. And it gives Republicans a chance to pick up a seat.

The decision by the Indiana Democrat, who was in strong position to win a third term in November in his GOP-leaning state, also compounds the problems facing Senate Democrats this fall as they cling to their majority in the chamber, where they now hold 59 of the 100 votes.

Bayh joins a growing roster of recent Democratic retirements that includes Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island and Sens. Christopher Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota. Yet the congressional casualty list has a decidedly bipartisan flavor, with recent retirement announcements coming from Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and other GOP House members from Michigan, Indiana, Arkansas and Arizona….

The departure of Bayh, 54, sent deeper shock waves than most. Telegenic and on the list of potential running mates for the past two Democratic national tickets, Bayh is known more for the moderate tone of his politics than for any particular legislative achievements, and his parting words had a notably plaintive tenor.

“To put it in words most Hoosiers can understand: I love working for the people of Indiana, I love helping our citizens make the most of their lives, but I do not love Congress,” Bayh said [today]  in the statement he read in Indianapolis announcing his decision.

He also lambasted the acid divide between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, saying, “I am not motivated by strident partisanship or ideology.” …

Well, yeah, if you find it to be too hot in the kitchen, then you probably should just get the fuck out.

Bayh couldn’t pick a side — good (progressivism — a.k.a. “socialism”) or evil (conservatism/social Darwinism) — and so he found things too unpleasant.

Boo.

Fucking.

Hoo.

The Repugnicans gloat over every Democratic departure, but what a great fucking gig it is to be a Repugnican, if you can get it: Your party ran the nation into the ground from January 2001 to January 2009, but now you can blame things on the opposition party — and you can get away with it because too many of the fucktarded “citizens” of the United States of Amnesia don’t remember even recent American history.

(I am reading Al Gore’s The Assault on Reason concurrently with Susan Jacoby’s The Age of American Unreason. These aren’t good books if you want to feel falsely good about your fellow Americans. For that you would need to read something written by a wingnut, such as A Patriot’s History of the United States. [Hey, at least I’m not also reading Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free… (It is on my amazon.com wish list, however…)])

Let’s back up to the first paragraph of that AP news story, though:

Washington – The stunning announcement by centrist Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh that he’s retiring from a Congress he no longer loves adds yet another name to a list of lawmakers fleeing a town they say has become acidly partisan. And it gives Republicans a chance to pick up a seat.

“Stunning.” The writer is telling you how to feel about the news item: stunned. The writer can’t just give you the facts and let you decide; the writer has to appeal to your emotions right off. (Are you feeling stunned right about now?)

“Acidly partisan.” “Acidly”?

Partisan, sure — gee, go figure, that when you have two opposing parties you have some (gasp!) partisanship — but “acidly”? What, if everyone doesn’t get along and hold hands and sing “Kumbaya,” that’s a horrible thing?

Really, though — if everyone were on the same page, would that really be a good place to be? Because which side is going to sacrifice its core principles in order to achieve this uber-fucking-“Kumbaya”-fest? I’m never going to embrace white supremacism, plutocracy, election theft, bogus wars and social Darwinism, to name just a handful of the evil things that the Repugnican Party stands for (in no certain order), so I’m fucking thrilled that there is some fucking partisanship in D.C.

But the best part of that lead paragraph is that immediately after the “news” writer uses the phrase “acidly partisan,” he adds: “And it gives Republicans a chance to pick up a seat,” apparently stoking the fires of the very same partisanship that he has just indicated is a bad thing.

Shit, maybe if you are confused you shouldn’t blame yourself, as our “professional” “news” “reporters” seem to be just as confused as you are.

And why do the mainstream “news” media constantly assert that having 59 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats is sooo inadequate? Is it because when your party is headed by a black president, you have to do much better than your white guy would? The Repugnicans never held more than 55 of the Senate seats during George W. Bush’s disastrous time in the White House. I don’t recall that the Repugnican Party ever was faulted for having “only” 55 Senate seats, yet the Democrats essentially are called losers for having “only” 59 Senate seats right now.

Fifty-nine percent is a fairly strong majority. Since when is it such a horrible thing to have a 59-percent majority? Even if the Democrats had only 55 Senate seats, the Repugnicans could have no more than 45. That’s still a 10-seat advantage. Fuck.

Get rid of the fucking undemocratic filifuckingbuster, and it would be fine to have even just a 51-seat majority.

But let me get back to Bayh. Oooooo, he’s “telegenic”! Big whoop. I can — and I do — look at a copious amount of images of nice-looking males on the Internet every fucking day. “Telegenic” males are a dime a dozen. Hell, they don’t even cost a dime. You can download them for free. (I know…)

This is probably the most useful portion of the AP “news” story above: “Bayh is known more for the moderate tone of his politics than for any particular legislative achievements.”

In other words, he’s pretty, but legislatively, he’s worthless. And he doesn’t know good from evil, so we call him a “centrist” or a “moderate” or even — ughhh — “bipartisan.”

Um, yeah.

Buh-bye, Bayh.

Buh-bye.

Once all of the “centrists” are out of Congress, then maybe good finally can prevail over evil once and for all.

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Socialist funnies

OK, so I want to experiment with WordPress’ graphics abilities. My blog, when it was on Salon Blogs, was fairly graphic intensive, as I find nothing but text to be rather boring.

Ted Rall is probably my favorite editorial cartoonist. I like Tom Tomorrow, too, but if I had to pick between the two it would be fellow Gen X’er Rall. Tom Tomorrow’s ‘toons are more visually appealing, but Rall’s ‘toons, besides coming out more than just once a week, usually have more bite. Here is one of Rall’s recent ‘toons:

I love Rall’s take on the McCainosaurus campaign’s incessant “spreading the wealth” mantra — with spreading the wealth being cast as a negative. Jesus Christ was all about spreading the wealth, not the hoarding of wealth while so many are in need.

“Humans against people” — that pretty much sums up the philosophy of the Repugnican Party. Although I don’t know that we can count Repugnicans as human.

Another Rall ‘toon:

That’s the “Joe the Plumber” mentality — a.k.a. the “lottery mentality” that I blogged about not long ago.

OK, so now I seem to have the graphics thing down…

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