Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Dear Jerome Armstrong…

...please choke on a bag of dicks:

White liberal intellectuals imply that any potential Democratic ‘12 challenger is being racially divisive.

And good riddance, you miserable pasty-faced hump. 100% can’t come soon enough.

An Obama Royalist Enforcer Thug

Posted by Kevin K. on 11/02/10 at 06:19 AM

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I just voted! Yay!

I don’t think I’ve ever had as much fun voting against someone as I did this morning not voting for Carl “Horrible Fucking Person” Paladino. Yay! Please post your election reports in the comments. I was surprised how many people were voting in Brooklyn at 6:15 am (especially considering there are no nail-biters here), but I’ve never voted that early so maybe it’s normal.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 11/02/10 at 05:50 AM

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Monday, November 01, 2010

Add the fine detail, as an afterthought

Flame On!

Shorter ABC: You mean the man is a repulsive liar all of the time? Goodness, I thought he just did it to grind the faces of the little people!

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Posted by Hunger Tallest Palin on 11/01/10 at 10:52 PM

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Photos from Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert’s Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally in Washington DC

Sorry, I meant to post these sooner (damn you, life!), but here are some of the pics my lovely wife Chris and I took at Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert’s Restore Sanity and/or Fear Rally in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. Great people, funny signs, and good times. There’s a slideshow below the fold. If you’d prefer to view all of the pics directly at Picasa, you can view them here.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 11/01/10 at 09:40 PM

Ladies And Gentleman, The TeaPublican Candidate For Governor of New York

Hamsher Didn't Photoshop This!

    NOT a Jane Hamquist Production!

Carl Paladino is not a career politician; he just is determined to reenact every self-destructive 30’s movie thug cliché he can squeeze into one campaign season. Here he embraces underage drinkers AND a doofus in blackface, and effortlessly out-Zombies the Halloween revelers at the Buffalo dive where he obviously hoisted more than just his usual own petard.

If there is any comfort to be had tomorrow, it will be waiting for the incomparable concession speech; will it be from the top of a flaming gas tank, or will he pitch headlong into the vast concrete plaza while trying to bat away buzzbombing biplanes of the Fourth Estate? Bonus NSFCFWASD (Civilized Folks With A Sense Of Decency) Tale From The Carl Side Below The Fold!         

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Posted by Mrs. Polly on 11/01/10 at 04:39 PM

Why I’m Voting the Straight Toynbee-Jupiter Ticket on Tuesday

Full disclosure: I support Obama and Democrats in general, albeit primarily because they represent the only major party with an actual shot at winning elections that isn’t bare-fanged, snarlingly opposed to 90% of everything I have mentally inventoried in a folder labeled “Rational, Good and Decent.”

However, like many Democrats, I am exhausted by the constant drain of “owning” my vote, and the endless expenditures of energy required to exert a meaningful influence on the world around me, and the powers that shape it. 

Rather than employ my unalienable Right of Suffrage for tangible political effect, my votes tomorrow will be calibrated to send a symbolic message to America’s Rulers. And that message will be: “Please ignore me, I don’t really exist, and if you don’t mind I’ll just abdicate control of my life to the Historical Forces and Planetary Intelligences that dictate human affairs. Thx in advance. Sincerely Yours, Strange.”

In my view, Greens and Independents are just as corrupt and complicit as the Rs and Ds in the Potemkin sham of American governance. For that reason, I intend to exclusively support the Toynbee-Jupiter Movement, even though it is not a registered political party and has fielded no candidates this year. And while I confess that I don’t entirely comprehend the mechanism by which everyone who has ever died could be molecularly reconstituted and resurrected intact in the roiling, gaseous atmosphere of Jupiter, I respect Toynbee as a historian and I’m a huge fan of Kubrick, at least the stuff he did before Eyes Wide Shut. If nothing else, this is a more daring, outside-the-box proposal than anything that has thus far emanated from the timorous apparatchiks of the Establishment Left and Right, by which measure alone it commands consideration from those of us who no longer feel welcome in the mainstream currents of political discourse.

I emphasize that this is my plan for my vote, and I am not exhorting other ‘Roasters to follow my example. How you decide to be irrelevant and invisible to the national political radar is your own sacred choice, and a matter that can only be honestly resolved between you and your God or Drug-of-Preference

Posted by StrangeAppar8us on 11/01/10 at 12:08 PM

Waiting for Boogeyman

I’ve long held that Obama’s main problem as president has been his refusal to truly demonize his opponents—or indeed anyone.

In times gone by, the traditional way to deal with economic crises has been to bust out a popular war. Basically, if you have the right-wing media on board, the more centrist yellowbellies will fall into line PDQ, and it’s “Deficit? What deficit? We’re at war. STFU defeatistsurrendermonkeyifyoulikeitsomuchgolivethere.”

The added bonuses are that it depletes the working class so unemployment lines get shorter, and the greetings card and florists’ industries, among others, get a nice little stimulus.*

As Matt Duss at ThinkProgress and a few others have noted, David Broder agrees with me. Mostly:

Look back at FDR and the Great Depression. What finally resolved that economic crisis? World War II.

Here is where Obama is likely to prevail. With strong Republican support in Congress for challenging Iran’s ambition to become a nuclear power, he can spend much of 2011 and 2012 orchestrating a showdown with the mullahs. This will help him politically because the opposition party will be urging him on. And as tensions rise and we accelerate preparations for war, the economy will improve.

Part of me would like this to happen as I have an idle curiosity to see whether the Repubs would suddenly break out the incense and become full-on raving peaceniks, just out of spite.

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Posted by YAFB on 11/01/10 at 11:12 AM

Reflections on the day, SaniTards?

I couldn’t make it to the rally, but I have it on good authority that you rally-goers were rude, pushy, foul-mouthed litterbugs. Oh, and above all else, S-M-U-G!

Will that SMUGNESS keep you warm tomorrow when Real Americans take back their country? Huh? Huh?

[H/T: Roy Edroso]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 11/01/10 at 08:58 AM

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