OMG, the Rethugs are livid, livid I tell you! that our dick of a President has proposed eliminating tax preferences on hard working, job creating owners of private jets!!11!1
And that mean Kent Jones person on the Rachel Maddow blog is making FUN of this as though there was something so very WRONG about owning your very own corporate jet. I mean who would want to want to fly commercial if they didn’t absolutely have to, right?
Anyway, according to Senator Mike Crapo (whoever that is) this is nothing but “code” for massive tax increases! Marco Rubio (who I have heard of) pointed out, oh so rightly!, that Obummer is just trying to stick it to the rich again and heeere we go with CLASS WARFARE!
Everyone is just so bent out of shape. I mean Rick Santorum even used the words “ugly”, “divisive” and “sanctimonious” and concluded that:
Obama’s targeting of corporate jet owners defies the candidate’s pledge to bring Americans together.
YES, because if uber-rich and icky poor Americans can’t march hand in hand reveling in the right to rapid write-offs on our (well, their) corporate jets then what kind of America do we really have? I mean, RILLY!
Mark Halperin’s propensity for phallic phoolishness is hardly news to Rumproasters, but after Time’s Beltway insider casually called President Obama “a dick” this morning, the rest of the world caught up. Now Halperin is eating his words, and has been suspended indefinitely.
While our silly culture often seems rife with pearl-clutching and forced apologies, Halperin is on the record that little stray remarks like “if jobs are lost so be it” aren’t really important in the Giant Scheme and all, because, you know, both sides and so on! So it is indeed with sadness that we see his unique voice stilled, and look forward to the end of his suspension, so that he can get back to defending the defenseless as only he can do.
“Of course you don’t, no one does. It never happens. Sorry, Ted, that’s a dumb question…skip that.”
Glenn Beck closed his final radio hour today with a lot of talk about getting “kicked in the head” by Soros/ACORN/HAARP Project/Underpants Gnomes or whatever it is he was going on about. But mostly, he was touting the effectiveness of his research staff in exposing the global conspiracy of blanket-sitting Online Poets and Twitter-Haters who crashed through his phalanx of ex-Secret Service bodyguards and exploded their wine-filled bomb belts all over his family.
Note to Lindsey Piscitell: However this came down, there is nothing on earth more vindictive than a wealthy, paranoid drunk with a radio show. Keep deleting. You’re the new Van Jones.
The new issue of Newsweek features a story called “Diana At 50: If She Were Here Now,” by none other than Tina Brown. The digital artwork on the cover reanimates Diana so that she is walking alongside daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, who is gazing adoringly at the People’s Princess and ignoring the fact that if this is really happening, Di is a zombie.
H/T to Rumproast fave Oblomova, who let us know that “Tina Brown is still re-animating and humping Diana’s corpse.”
This is why I never go out to the movies anymore. Some loud asshole always talks overs the credits, yakking about how God gave us “land mass” and “work ethics” and good old Judeo-Christian Exceptionalism. You used to have to go to the Bus Station to hear that shit, but now they’re everywhere.
Those attending the premiere of 1/2 Gov. Snowflake’s cinematic hagiography at the Corn Syrup Dispensary in Pella tonight could be forgiven for “spending a penny” or two, if not from desperation as the film reached the ninety minute mark with no sign of wrapping up, then from anticipation of The Malign Sarah’s after-film remarks: where better for her to make The Announcement!
Well folks, THAT was your clue. She is definitely running for the Presidency. You don’t tell your grassroots people to go pound shoeleather, thank them for helping Bannon put on a nice production and organize for the Iowa Caucuses, then turn around and say, “.....NAAAAAAAH, I’M HAVING MY PERIOD”.