Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Dark Swarthy Knight

Because of yesterday’s, ahem, hoopla (dammit, we can’t quit you!), I missed this post by Steve M. about the closing of Gitmo. It’s yet another example of why I make sure to check out No More Mister Nice Blog every day. Except for yesterday.

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/28/09 at 06:54 AM
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another secret about Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau revealed: Here’s his father

Today the Googles machine is all abuzz about the unveiling of Jon Favreau’s spicy hot new White-House-via-Maxim girlfriend, but a shocking new video of Jon’s leather-lovin’ dad having his way with a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton (like father, like son) was also unearthed earlier in the day. Parental discretion advised.

[hat tip Lawnguylander]

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/27/09 at 02:10 PM
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MAXIMum Open Thread

Klowny Boy

Yes, the title and the picture are “hints.”  A big cardboard armpit grope to the first person who nails it.

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/27/09 at 12:47 PM
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Steadfast disbelief

Ross Douthat says:

But it is one thing to disbelieve in God; it is quite another to never feel a twinge of doubt about one’s own disbelief. And just as the Christian who has never entertained doubts about his faith probably hasn’t thought hard enough about the matter, the atheist who perceives the Christian God and the flying spaghetti monster as equally ridiculous hypotheses really needs to get out more often.

I gotta admit the story about Ann Coulter having her jaw wired shut gave me pause…

Posted by Betty Cracker on 01/27/09 at 10:29 AM
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Hissy Urine-Colored Memories

Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind...

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Seriously, as someone who coined the term “bedwetters” for terrorism-obsessed nutters like Chucky Johnson and Atlas Shrieks back in the day, I can’t believe I’m just finding out about this rivalry now.  How long has it been going on? If I didn’t have a million things to do today, I’d be burning up the Googles researching this glorious mess.

MORE: LGF Watch has it covered (scroll through the blog for more).

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/27/09 at 10:15 AM
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Monday, January 26, 2009

Uh Oh

Conyers issues new subpoena to Rove

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., issued a new subpoena Monday to former Bush White House aide Karl Rove, months after Rove deflected an earlier effort to compel his testimony about the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and other political disputes that swirled around the Justice Department.
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“Change has come to Washington, and I hope Karl Rove is ready for it,” Conyers said. “After two years of stonewalling, it’s time for him to talk.”

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Posted by poputonian on 01/26/09 at 10:18 PM
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Little Pimpin’

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/26/09 at 02:59 PM
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The Best Sentence You’ll Read This Week

From The New York Times:

This is William Kristol’s last column.

[via Wonkette]

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/26/09 at 08:13 AM
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Blago continues to deliver steaming piles of stupid

From ABC News:

Gov. Rod Blagojevich, taking his defense to television rather than his impeachment trial, lashed out at his accusers Monday and revealed he had considered naming Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. Senate.

The embattled governor told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the idea of nominating the talk show host came to him as he explored potential candidates for the job that federal prosecutors allege he tried to sell to the highest bidder.

“She seemed to be someone who would help Barack Obama in a significant way become president,” he said. “She was obviously someone with a much broader bully pulpit than other senators.”

The governor worried, though, that the appointment of Winfrey might come across as a gimmick and that the talk show host was unlikely to accept.

“She seemed to be someone who would help Barack Obama in a significant way become president”?  He does know that Obama is the president, doesn’t he? Man, I’m going to miss this guy when he’s gone.

Posted by Kevin K. on 01/26/09 at 08:04 AM
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Continuing his Descent into Madness Blago Compares Self to Ghandi, King, Mandela

Gov. Rod Blagojevich has apparently decided that the best defense is a televised offense.  Rather than attend his impeachment proceedings by the Illinois Senate, which begin Monday, he has planned to embark on a media blitz.  From the Chicago Sun Times:

Blagojevich is not going to participate in his defense because he says the rules are rigged against him. He will not be in Springfield for his trial; instead he will be doing nationally televised interviews.

The governor told NBC that the state Senate trial will be so unfair, he could bring in “15 angels and 20 saints led by Mother Theresa” to testify on his behalf and “it wouldn’t matter.”

No word on whether he’ll be traveling on horseback.

Posted by marindenver on 01/25/09 at 03:54 PM
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The “combo quote” and its uses

As you may have heard, President Obama invoked the name of impotent, drug-addled radio yapper Rush Limbaugh during a conversation with GOP politicians last week, warning that it would be unwise to allow the sort of brainless partisanship Limbaugh epitomizes to scuttle action urgently needed to address the economic crisis. 

Unsurprisingly, racist toad Limbaugh took the president’s mention of his name as a symbol of all that is counterproductive and dysfunctional in American politics as a sign that he, Limbaugh, is the true leader of American conservatism. (And who knows, maybe he’s right about that.)

But in making that case on The World’s Shittiest Website™, Limbaugh used an interesting tactic to bolster his argument: a thing he called a “combo quote.” Ever heard of it? I don’t think I had, or if I did, I assumed it meant a quote for multiple services or products, like say insurance for your house, car and boat. Or pricing on a Rush Limbaugh Combo: a plate of Viagra accompanied by side orders of Dominican sex slaves and cigars.

However, as it turns out, a “combo quote” is none of those things. It may in fact be a brand-new concept pioneered by Limbaugh, and it is constructed as follows:

1) Gather pieces of actual quotes reported in the media.
2) Mash them up in a self-serving way.
3) Make up even more self-serving shit.
4) Call it a “combo quote” as a truthiness fig leaf. 

Lies are nothing new, of course, but calling them a “combo quote” may be a genuine innovation. At any rate, here’s the “combo quote” Limbaugh falsely attributed to the president on NRO:

“If we don’t get this done we (the Democrats) could lose seats and I could lose re-election. But we can’t let people like Rush Limbaugh stall this. That’s how things don’t get done in this town.”

Of course, Obama said no such thing, and had a media figure on the left put words in The Shrub’s mouth in such a dishonest manner, the hacks at NRO would be all over it. But putting aside partisan rancor, this “combo quote” thingie has potential. Allow me to demonstrate by producing one based loosely on Limbaugh’s NRO piece:

“Republicans should publicly denounce me and thus marginalize me. I’m to blame for this current debacle. Anyone with a brain knows I’m a lying douchebag, which is why I rely on brainless Dittoheads to keep my cyst-ridden, hypocritical ass in scented candles and kitty litter.—Rush Limbaugh”

See how nicely that works? The possibilities are truly limitless! Thanks, Rush!

[Cross-posted at Betty Cracker]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 01/25/09 at 12:05 PM
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He only wants Sarah Palin collectibles with positive vibes

From Jonathan Turley:

Palin Fan Mistakingly Buys Infamous Effigy on eBay and then Refuses to Pay

There is a fight brewing about an Ebay sale after a supporter of Sarah Palin bought an effigy of her by mistake, thinking that it was just another item to add to his Sarah Palin collection. It turned out to be the controversial effigy of Chad Morrisette, a professional window dresser, who hung it in protest. The Palin supporter is now refusing to pay the $2,200.

Morrisette was pressured to take down the effigy after national criticism and coverage.

The Palin supporter snapped up the item. It is hard to see how the Palin supporter would have thought that an effigy was a positive Palin item. Morrisette included the following statement in the auction page:

“PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE BIDDING ON THE FAMOUS SARAH PALIN HALLOWEEN DISPLAY MANNEQUIN. AS SEEN ON THE TODAY SHOW, INSIDE EDITION, THE VIEW, FOX NEWS, KEITH OLBERMAN, EVERY MAJOR NEWS NETWORK, AND READ ABOUT IN EVERY NEWSPAPER WORLDWIDE.”

This certainly does not speak well for the intellectual prowess of the Palin fan base. What is most disturbing is that there are people who have Palin collections, the new pop star of the right wing.

No doubt the hottest selling item on the market is the Sarah Palin Blow-Up Doll.

UPDATE: Looks like Topco stopped selling the blow-up doll; you have to go to google cache to see the original web ad.

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MORE: Apparently, Obama is going green (from gimmeabreak in comments.)

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Posted by poputonian on 01/25/09 at 11:16 AM
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Anyone Got a Shoe?

By way of Think Progress.

Don’t they have anything else to do in Congress right now?  Seriously?

George W. Bush is gone from office…but he is not forgotten, at least not by Reps. Trent Franks (R-AZ), Mike Pence (R-IN), and Steve King (R-IA). On Thursday, the three men spent almost 40 minutes delivering their final love letters to Bush.

Hope you’re not squeamish.  Here’s a sample:

– FRANKS: “President Bush often had to walk like a knowing lion — like a knowing lion, Mr. Speaker, through the chattering of hyenas. … [I]f those critics do not devour themselves in the meantime, Mr. Speaker, they may face the bared teeth of an enemy that will make us all wish the lion still walked among us.”

If you can stomach that there’s a longer transcript at the Think Progress post. 

Open thread:  What would your parting tribute to Prez GWB sound like?

Posted by marindenver on 01/24/09 at 03:47 PM
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The Ox-Blago Incident

Jeebus, what a blithering nutball. Whatever point he was trying to rustle up got roped and hogtied along with the steer back at the ranch.

Also, I find it somewhat surprising that Chicago politicians seem unable to discuss political tribulations without resorting to lynching or hanging metaphors. First Bobby Rush on behalf of Roland Burris, and now Blago on behalf of Blago. WTF?

[Cross-posted at Betty Cracker]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 01/24/09 at 02:42 PM
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Friday, January 23, 2009

It’s Friday night and you know what that means…

...balloon animals!

Round One:

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Posted by Kevin K. on 01/23/09 at 09:31 PM
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