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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Quote of the day

From Tim F. at Balloon Juice:

A Giuliani nomination win would cement the GOP’s place as a catchbasin for islamophobic security freaks, basically a militia movement minus greasepaint.

Posted by Kevin K. on 10/04/07 at 01:27 PM
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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

FOX News: Banging the war drum with Dan Senor’s head

Dan Senor

Here we go again.  This weekend FAUX News ran a super scary, one-sided (surprise!) special investigation called “Iran: The Ticking Bomb.” It was hosted by Dan Senor, noted rightwing propaganda peddler and former Coalition Provisional Authority disaster, and featured interviews with perpetually wrong war whores like Joe Lieberman and John Bolton. Below you will find four of the five parts of the special (I’m still trying to track down the fifth and final part—post a link in the comments if you’ve found it) and a few choice pull quotes for those of you who, understandably, can’t stomach watching any of it.

From Part One:

Lieberman: “We have now at least twice through our ambassador in Baghdad presented to the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad evidence of their complicity in the deaths of hundreds of Americans and they don’t do anything and we don’t respond at all—”

Senor: “It’s an act of war!”

Lieberman: “It is an act of war and if we don’t respond to it in some strong way the Iranians are going to take it as a sign of weakness.”

Senor (to Lieberman): “Iran scares me right now more than anything else I’ve seen.”

Editor: You know, except for the time Campbell Brown had to point out where her clitoris was.

From Part Two:

Senor: “And the 9/11 Commission even suggested Iran might have played a role in the September 11th attacks as well. The biggest worry since 9/11 is that the terrorists might get nuclear weapons.  That’s why the story that you’re about to hear, told for the first time on American television, is so terrifying.”

Ahem. Here’s a direct quote from the 9/11 Commission report Senor cites above:

“We have found no evidence that Iran or Hezbollah was aware of the planning for what later became the 9/11 attack. At the time of their travel through Iran, the al Qaeda operatives themselves were probably not aware of the specific details of their future operation.”

Now, on to the video…

Part One:

 

 

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Noble Knight of Nineelevenstan Strikes Again

Oh, good christ, if this fucking ghoul milked it anymore the cow would be udder-less:

“... And my personal view of it is I need God’s help for everything, and I probably feel that the most when I’m in crisis and under pressure, like Sept. 11, when I was dealing with prostate cancer, or (when) I’m trying to explain death to people, which unfortunately I’ve had to do so often.” [...]

Giuliani also addressed a cell phone call he took from his wife, Judith, last week during his speech to the National Rifle Association, an important appearance because Giuliani clashed with the group when he argued for tougher gun control as mayor of New York.

“And quite honestly, since Sept. 11, most of the time when we get on a plane, we talk to each other and just reaffirm the fact that we love each other,” he said.

“Sometimes if I’m in the middle of a very, very sensitive meeting, I don’t take the call right then; I wait. But I thought it would be kind of nice if I took it at that point, and I’d done that before in engagements, and I didn’t realize it would create any kind of controversy,” he said.

He really should just have two guys dressed up as the smoking World Trade Center towers follow him around everywhere.  It wouldn’t be much more tasteless than spitting out the date like it’s a Tourette’s syndrome tic.

(via Eschaton—image found at blacksundae)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

I love the smell of bedwetting in the morning

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I missed this earlier, but apparently Rick Perlstein picked up on the “bedwetter” meme I started when I was blogging at Catch.com (read Jane Hamsher’s comment (#9) on my guest FDL post) and sprinted with it:

How cowardly our conservative Republic of Fear has made us. How we tremble at the mere touch of a challenge. It’s conservatives who started it, of course. Here’s what they’re reading in their own media: a letter from Human Events editor Tom Winter headlined “Are You Ready for a New Dark Ages?”:

Dear Fellow Conservative:

Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a Muslim muezzin. Millions of Europeans already do.

And liberals will still tell you that “diversity is our strength”—while Talibanic enforcers cruise our cities burning books and barber shops… the Supreme Court decides sharia law doesn’t violate the “separation of church and state” ... and the Hollywood Left gives up gay rights in favor of the much safer charms of polygamy.

If you think this can’t happen, you haven’t been paying attention, as the hilarious and brilliant Mark Steyn—the most popular conservative columnist in the English-speaking world—shows to devastating effect in his New York Times bestseller, America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It….

This stuff is mind-numbingly hysterical—literally. Such rhetoric is literally calculated to numb the mind, to render any rational calculus impossible, to reduce democratic deliberation on the most subtle and difficult issues of our time to mere grunts and snorts, turning readers’ minds to mush. That’s what the conservative media is all about.

The worst thing about [this], however, is how many people who should know better have surrendered it. They’ve lowered us all to their own pants-piddling level. And somewhere, Nikita Khrushchev is smiling. For well and truly, he is right. We have been buried—by our own demobilizing.

That “letter” from Tom Winter clearly articulates why I came up with the “bedwetter” tag for these truly bad Americans.  They’re a complete embarrassment to this country and useful power tools for the terrorists. They see their job as allegedly patriotic countrymen to constantly point out how our proud nation will fold up like a well-oiled card table the minute a few swarthy brown men with unmanageable beards show up on our shores and say “boo.”  These obsessed, wide-eyed fear junkies howl about how all of our women will be forced to wear burkas if we don’t “WAKE UP!!!”  They sputter about how we’ll all be living under sharia law (that’s right, America—a country they obviously have little faith in—will be living under sharia law) if we don’t come to the terrified realization that “THEY WANT TO KILL US ALL!!!”  They’re a sad, victimized lot and if you don’t join them in spraying streams of panic all over the place, well, they’ll have no sympathy for you “WHEN ISLAMOFACISTS SLOWLY SAW YOUR HEAD OFF!!!” It would be 100% comical if it wasn’t so absolutely deranged, pathetic ... and dangerous.

But don’t count on them to wise up and conquer their self-imposed demons, they’ll just call themselves “grown-ups” while standing in a puddle of hyped-up pusillanimity. Someone get a mop. A big one. And don’t even think about putting it away for the next decade or so.

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Posted by Kevin K. on 09/27/07 at 08:11 AM
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