Saturday, January 28, 2012

It's Only A Newty Moon

It's a Barnum and Bailey world
Just as phony as it can be
But it wouldn't be make-believe
If you believed in me

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Angry Attack Muffin (h/t)

President Barack Obama tries not to think about the crazy cat lady character from The Simpsons while listening to Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona on Wednesday.

Jan Brewer auditioning for a teabagger ticket VP part?

(h/t) - to Peggy Noonan for her characterization of Newt Gingrich as an angry attack muffin.


Friday, January 13, 2012

Dog On A Hot Car Roof

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Mitt Romney trips a Google Bomb.

ABL: To Defecate in Terror: Mitt Romney Gets Google Bombed

See: Spreading


winter rerun

March, 2011

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bane Capitalism (Necrosis Fasciitis Capitalis)

Also commonly referred to as Vulture Capitalism Toxin or Mitt Romney Leveraged Buyout Disease (MRLBD).

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains."~ Thomas Jefferson; Letter to Horatio G. Spafford, March 17, 1814. (source: Bartlett; Familiar Quotations, Fourteenth Edition)


MRLBD may attack a company (including the company pension fund) which may have been weakened by trauma and or chronic systematic abuse.

Synonymous with flesh-eating disease. See Necrotizing fasciitis.
The infection begins locally at a site of trauma, which may be severe (such as the result of surgery), minor, or even non-apparent. [...] In the early stages, signs of inflammation may not be apparent if the bacteria are deep within the tissue.

Creative Destruction!:
Mitt Romney and his cronies pioneered ‘deindustrialization,’ a process by which they searched out vulnerable companies, took them over, loaded them with debt, and collected obscene fees while doing so. He sent jobs overseas or killed them altogether, and then picked apart the remains - including pension funds - before the companies went bankrupt. ~ King of***

[***A Winning Our Future PAC website supporting Newt Gingrich - "Winning our Future may accept unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations."]

See Video: When Mitt Romney Came To Town A Winning Our Future production. (full version - via You Tube)

"Creative destruction does enhance productivity. For an economy to thrive as ours does there are a lot of people who will suffer as a result of that." ~ Mitt Romney (When Mitt Romney Came To Town)

"ours" = meaning Mitt Romney and predatory leverage buyout specialists such as himself.


1. Fatal injury or ruin
2. a. A cause of harm, ruin, or death
b. A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation
3. A deadly poison

1. a person or thing that causes misery or distress
2. something that causes death or destruction

[Middle English, destroyer,...]


"Make a profit, that's the name of the game, right?" ~ Mitt Romney (laughing as he speaks.)

Because, for Mitt Romney, it's all just a "game". I'll bet Thomas Jefferson could spot a Mitt Romney from 198 years away.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter Rerun

Since there ain't no winter to speak of so far this year here's a pic from last winter. (click for full size)

For any of you AM talk radio listeners: I've added an on air link to progressive talk radio station 92.1 AM The MIC in Madison, Wisconsin so you can listen online to the Stephanie Miller Show, Randi Rhodes, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann and other scheduled programs.

This is the best most reliable streaming radio station feed I've found for liberal AM talk radio shows and it works great if you live in an area where the AM radio stations and reception are awful (like I do) or any weak signal you can find completely disappears when the sun goes down.

So click HERE or the Radio tab on the menu bar at the top of this page for more info (including program schedules) and the on air "listen live" link. I also added a Video/Audio player app (it's like a You Tube thing) for Ring of Fire with Papantonio, Kennedy and Seder. In the event you'd like to mess around with any of that.


Lord Pink Slippers and Ricky the Digger

(New Hampshire Debate Outtakes)

Here (for whatever it's worth) are a couple of snips from the ABC GOP debate in New Hampshire that I meant to mention but didn't get around to until now.

First, Lord Pink Slippers:

ROMNEY: As you can tell, the people in this room feel that Speaker Gingrich is absolutely right and I do too. And -- and I was in a state where the Supreme Court stepped in and said, marriage is a relationship required under the Constitution for -- for people of the same sex to be able to marry. And John Adams, who wrote the Constitution, would be surprised.

First of all, not only were you in the state, you were the goddamned Governor of the state at the time (2006) you wispy twit. [Also: The Catholic Church closed it's adoption services - "because it won’t accept gay couples" - in Massachusetts in 2006; during the Bush administration.]

Next: Who gives a fuck what John Adams would be surprised about? John Adams died 185 years ago.

John Adams would be surprised by a lot of things. He'd be surprised by airplanes and cellophane and electric alarm clocks. And ride-on lawn mowers and the New England Patriots and vacum packed cheese. Try to explain to John Adams what a web cookie is and how to remove it from a browser cache. I bet that would surprise him too. And you know what else would really surprise John Adams? That a big smug mumbo-jumbo talking Mormon had managed to become the governor of Massachusettes! I bet that would really put the Alien and Sedition Act shit suprise in him. He was, afterall, a Congregationalist.

So can we please shut the fuck up with all the grandiloquent pronouncements on what it is, or what it is not, that the founding fathers would think, or approve of, or be surprised by. Not just because it doesn't really matter all that much to people living today but also because many of the people who make these kinds of observations are, like Mitt Romney, supercilious boobs who have no idea what someone living 200 miles away thinks, cares about, or would be surprised by, let alone informing us on the opinions of people who stopped being surprised by anything at all nearly 200 years ago.

And then there's this little bit of dress up from Ricky "the digger" Santorum

SANTORUM: [...] And I -- and I stood firm on those and worked, actually, in the coal fields, if you will, against this idea that we needed a cap and trade program.

Oh yeah. Ricky worked, if you will, in the coal fields. Above is a photo of - if you will - the coal mine Ricky worked in. It's called the Consol Enegry Incorporated (coal and natural gas) headquarters "mine" in Southpointe PA. I'll bet riding the scary lobbyist elevator to the top floor boardroom of the Consol Energy Inc. "mine" was pretty dangerous tiring work even for a hard scrabble coal field worker, if you will, like Rick Santorum. Sure it was.

Newt Gingrich may be the Kenny Powers of big league government foreign and domestic policy but at least he's put some genuine effort into his preposterous act over the years. These other two, Romney and Santorum, are just shameless get-rich-quick "success story" frauds and posers. Not that I'm surprised.


Friday, January 6, 2012

SBL Campaign Spoor - New Hampshire

Rick Santorum, dressed like some kind of nerd chic Spanish falangist, campaigned in New Hampshire on Thursday. Santorum visited Concord where he managed to make a frothy a-hole of himself in front of a bawdy student audience that, upon his conclusion:
lustily booed as he exited stage right. (NPR)

What's a chaste Catholic integralist supposed to do with a mob of intractable 17 year old high school tarts who want to turn traditional marriage into some kind of pederastic Greek orgy? Never any sharia law around when ya need it.

Moving along...

Newt Gingrich's zombie candidacy staggered into New Hampshire at 3am, tipped over a bellman's cart, and killed all the front desk clerks at the Holiday Inn. Gingrich, gurgling and sputtering and spitting out several of his own dead teeth, proceeded to threaten to devour Mr. Romney's internal organs, drown the rest of the Romney family in the blood, and throw their twitching bodies into the lake in front of their stately Squish Manor country estate unless Romney and his pampered brood agreed to secure the dog to the roof of their Gulfstream II and fly back to France or Mexico or Salt Lake City or wherever in hell it is they came from in the first place.

I doubt Newty's walking dead threat will have much impact at this point. Although that crazy newspaper in New Hampshire has endorsed his latest awakening. Neverthless, for Gingrich, a man who has shacked up with as many religions as he has wives, there is little left to hope for and nothing left to lose at this point. So I expect him to continue terrorizing the population no matter how much gore spills into the streets and to possibly even roll into Florida as an Orthodox Jew. Who knows, he may even get remarried sometime between now and South Carolina. Is Victoria Jackson hitched?

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney, reposing safely in his secretive lakeside panic room at Squish Manor, consults with his other Mitt Romneys on which Mitt Romney crash test dummy will be dispatched in the immediate future to test the campaign's overall impact throughout New Hampshire.

Live Tax Free or Die in Monaco!
Mr. Romney, responding with quickened air hungry gasps, still refuses to release his tax returns when asked to do so. Most likely because he left them in a desk drawer in one of his many majestic country homes scattered across our amber wave of baronial acres or because, maybe, he has no idea what a tax return is in the first place.

But as soon as he finds out what it is and what people are asking for to begin with he will release them. Whatever they are. If in fact they need to be released or not. Or perhaps, sadly, have escaped on their own to somewhere like the Caymen Islands where they cannot be reached by phone. Or something.

In other candidate news:
Dr. Ron Paul visited the Portsmouth Naval Station where he declared the White Mountain National Forest unconstitutional and demanded the immediate trial or release of all German U-Boat crews still being held in the Portsmouth Naval Prison. Later in the afternoon Dr. Paul and a small entourage of campaign aides panned for gold along the Ammonoosuc River near Bath where a young admirer hunting Fisher Cats mistook the seemingly cuddly old fool for the famous hillbilly moonshiner Popcorn Sutton.

When the candidate explained who he was and asked the young feller if he would vote for him in the upcoming primary he responded that he would think about it but it seemed kind of suspicious voting for someone with two first names who didn't live around these parts and was standing next to a burning U-Haul trailer full of combustible newsletters. But he'd check into it nevertheless.

Ok, that's all for now from the campaign trail in New Hampshire, the Magna Carta State.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Music Vid: Linda McRae with Audrey Auld singing Poverty Line.
Go on have a listen. It'll only take a minute and thirty eight seconds: