Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

David Pakman: WI Republicans propose 7 day work week bill.

N-S-Ay What?

Stephen discovers a Chinese knockoff.

White House: West Wing Week.

Because Freedom!

Stephen: Net neutrality.

Thom: Could a Rand Paul candidacy be the best thing ever for liberals?.

Absurdity Today : The end of democracy, justice, AND cat videos.

Fighting World Poverty:

David Pakman: SF’s $10.74 minimum wage has not hurt the economy.

ONN: Onion Week in Review.

This Week in the Wingnut War on Women™:

Young Turks: Dinesh D’Louza.

Mental Floss: 33 fun facts about Colleges.

Republican Voter Fraud Fraud:

Maddow: Does fracking cause earth quakes.

Stephen: Mars has doughnuts.

G.O.P. Corrupt Governor’s Club:

Chris Hayes: ‘President Obama is black’ is the latest FAUX, right-wing racial freakout.

Last week’s Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza can be found here.

Comments

  1. 1

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    SF has a minimum wage of $10.74 an hour? Didn’t know that. Then again, SF has led California on some things, like public transport. MUNI was created in response to public outrage over the private street railway response to rebuilding after the 1906 quake. That election only had 90,000 votes, with San Francisco’s 1910 population of around 400,000(but it was years before women could vote in California) By the way, the bond issue to build the first line, passed 2-1.(recently bought a book that was written in honor of the San Francisco Municipal Railway, one interesting photo, was of nitrogen and conductors in the Sutro Carhouse, taken in 1947. It was a diverse group, including African Americans, and women.)

  2. 2

    Puddybud - Back to the Original! spews:

    Golly when a DUMMOCRETIN for John Deadwards campaign did what is alleged on Dinesh D’Sousa he received a misdemeanor sentence… What is Obummer’s DOJ asking for? Seems another Obummer Sadministration witch hunt like they are doing with their Standard and Poor lawsuit.

  3. 4

    Puddybud - Back to the Original! spews:

    Using World Bank Data

    In 2008, the US ranked 6th in ease in starting a Business.

    In 2014 the US is now 20th. In fact the US dropped 9 places in 1 year under Obummer’s regulations!

    In 2008 it took 40 days to get a building permit. Now it takes 114 days. Way to go Obummer.

    Say a BIG Thank You to Obummer Sadministration’s regulations. Obummer been screwing the little guy since Obummer arrived in 2009!

    Sadly these facts were skipped in this weeks joke called Friday Night Comix!

  4. 7

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    In 2008 it took 40 days to get a building permit. Now it takes 114 days. Way to go Obummer.

    Yes…those new federal building permits are totally onerous.

    *EYE ROLL*

    Say a BIG Thank You to Obummer Sadministration’s regulations.

    …because in this ranking of 189 economies, the US ranked fourth???

    This is the best you’ve got, puddibigot?

  5. 8

    Puddybud - Back to the Original! spews:

    Allen West has it correct about DUMMOCRETINS…

    “I’m going to be very blunt, the left tries to win the women’s vote by talking from the waist down. What we have to do on our side as conservatives, we have to talk to their heart and we have to talk to their mind and that’s exactly what Gov. Huckabee was talking about drawing that delineation.”

  6. 9

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    Puddibigot really has his victim schtick on this morning.

  7. 10

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 7 LS

    Notice, the first and second ones on spittle’s list are hardline authoritarian States that are well known for their institutional corruption, and the third is Socialist. Denmark, ranked in the fifth position, is also Socialist. In the top 20 position, there are seven Nations that have Socialist economies, and 8 nations that are hardline Authoritarian Governments while the remaining five are a varied mix of both.

    Not a single one on that entire list have unregulated “lessez faire” economies. ALL of them are regulated in some way.

    Of course, this list comes out of the World Bank, an institution that itself is entirely corrupt and operated by the largest private Banks in the world.

  8. 11

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    @10
    Indeed. The puddibigot often shoots down his own “arguments” without even realizing it.

  9. 12

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    @8
    The puddibigot is quoting….ALLEN WEST!!!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

    There’s no other explanation….the puddibigot is an elaborate performance art installation.

  10. 13

    Puddybud - Back to the Original! spews:

    schmucko-lunatic@7,

    As always you miss the point… Now why is that? Libtard disease only in DUMMOCRETINS?

    Say a BIG Thank You to Obummer Sadministration’s regulations. Obummer been screwing the little guy since Obummer arrived in 2009!

    BTW we were ranked 3rd under GW Bush schmucko-lunatic!

  11. 14

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Funny thing, it is the “Conservatives” who are pushing hard to regulate womens sexual behaviors through legislation. It is the “Conservatives” who openly disparage the idea that Rape is even a crime. It is the “Conservatives” who dismiss the concept that women have the ability to control their libidos or have the same responsibility and privilege to regulate their reproduction as men already have.

    Rape is not a crime of men, it is a crime of women. Only sluts and whores get raped. If they didn’t want to be raped, they wouldn’t consume intoxicants or associate with men. Rape isn’t a crime, it is result of self-neglect or open invitation by women. Men just can’t stop themselves when there are women around who are not being possessed by other Men. That seems to be pretty much what people like Huckabee are saying.

    Men are inherently strong, and violent. Women are inherently weak and therefore subject to that violence. If they get raped, they should just lay back and enjoy it.

    That is the “Conservatives” acceptable norm.

  12. 15

    Puddybud - Back to the Original! spews:

    Oh yeah world bank…

    Was led by a DUMMOCRETIN-like person Dominique Strauss-Kahn! Had all the same beliefs of American DUMMOCRETINS.

    Thanks for pointing that out OWS Racist Fraggy!

  13. 16

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    Thank you puddibigot for that quote….I love it so much I’m going to re-quote it myself…

    “I’m going to be very blunt, the left tries to win the women’s vote by talking from the waist down. What we have to do on our side as conservatives, we have to talk to their heart and we have to talk to their mind and that’s exactly what Gov. Huckabee was talking about drawing that delineation.”

    Democrats…women’s libido…waist down…irresponsible…minds and hearts…

    Seems Republicans can’t bring themselves to see women as….complete, intact, autonomous, intelligent, independent, complex, integrated…normal human beings.

    They’re insisting on talking about – and shaming – the icky lady bits that make them blush – and insist on projecting their message at the good girls who exist in their June Cleaver fantasies of white, submissive, cold 1950s America.

  14. 17

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 16

    Thats the thing. You know June and Ward Cleaver had sex exactly twice during their whole marriage, and there weren’t any Negroes around to influence their children.

  15. 18

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    @14
    Deathfrogg…absolutely.

    What I wonder, with this week of Huckabee, and the dude who insisted that wives “submit”, and now Allen fucking West…is this a coordinated strategy to “reach out to women”, or is it the Teahaddist id rearing its irrepressible self? or both?

    I hope they keep this ‘rebranding’ campaign up – it’s priceless theater and fantastic politics….for us.

  16. 19

    Liberal Scientist is the "Most vile leftist on this blog!" spews:

    BTW we were ranked 3rd under GW Bush schmucko-lunatic!

    4th versus 3rd in a field of 189 is statistical noise you illiterate buffoon.

    Then there’s this…

    Oh yeah world bank…

    Was led by a DUMMOCRETIN-like person Dominique Strauss-Kahn!

    That’s you slamming the World Bank, after YOU quoted from their study.

    You are a remarkable idiot, or a glitchy bot, can’t tell which.

  17. 20

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Another day, another mass public shooting by a god-fearing Second Amendment worshiping Republican hero.

    I wonder how may units Colt will sell this time? Hell, the Sandy Hook Elementary mass murder resulted in the sales of nearly 60,000 new firearms in under a month. These mass murders are the best advertising for the gun manufacturers they could possibly have. These are better demonstrations of their products than anything they could come up with.

  18. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @2 Sounds more like another Republican deciding for himself which laws to obey and which to disregard, like Justin Bieber does.

  19. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 Personally, I think comparing U.S. infant mortality rates to Cuba’s is more interesting.

  20. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 Yeah, keep talking like Huckabee, and see how many female votes you get!

    GOP = party of rich white men

  21. 26

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 22 RR

    Or any religionist.

    Faith is just another accoutrement, sort of like that fancy tie-tack, nicer car or the expensive wristwatch. It’s always about outdoing the neighbors or keeping up with the Joneses, so to speak. The more faithful one can appear, the more likely the other faithful will go along with whatever you say. Especially if an established “higher authority” has allowed you to earn a “credential” on the subject or permitted you to assume one for yourself.

  22. 29

    spews:

    Liberal Scientist @ 19,

    “4th versus 3rd in a field of 189 is statistical noise you illiterate buffoon.”

    It would be if it were true. But when the Person Playing Puddybud @ 13 said:

    BTW we were ranked 3rd under GW Bush schmucko-lunatic!

    …he was simply telling a lie.

    The “Doing Business” report rankings for ease of doing business were first reported beginning 2013. For both 2013 and 2014, the U.S. ranked 4th.

    There are no comparable rankings before 2013.

  23. 30

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    What is so often missing from right wing idiot posts is the “Why”? They will scream some outrageous statement like “It used to take 40 days, now it takes 114 and it’s Obama’s fault.” But never ever any linkage, never why it’s Obama fault that it now takes 114 days.
    Because there is no linkage or if they bothered to research their blather at all, they would find it was their fault.

  24. 31

    happy spews:

    ‘This from a self-described “permanent virgin” who swears that she’s never had sex, nor ever will. Just the kind of woman every “Conservative” should have for a wife.’

    That “conservative” would be John Goodwin, her husband, who is a staffer for Idaho Republican Congressman Raul Labrador. If your assertion is true, Goodwin must be a classic Tory whose wife is for progeny (through in-vitro fertilization in this case) and public show; and whose sexual needs are serviced by a mistress but I doubt that’s the truth.

    You might be thinking of someone else like Paula Poundstone.

  25. 32

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    I can’t Somalia on the list. Why isn’t the low tax low regulation libertarian paradise rated?

  26. 33

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    @29 The person playing puddy lies all the time. He don’t care, and he will be again spewing more lies and doing his best to deflect the conversation away from true conservative hypocrisy.

  27. 34

    Ekim spews:

    3. GOATBOY – Back to the Original! spews:

    Oh look… Christian hating DUMMOCRETINS in action. Missed by the Friday Night Comix Purveyor.

    Looks more like the work of GOATBOY, SPAWN OF SATAN to me.
    Come on, GOATBOY, confess your crimes.

  28. 35

    Ekim spews:

    8. GOATBOY spews:
    Allen West has it correct about DUMMOCRETINS…

    Keep on believing that GOATBOY, keep on believing it. Forced vaginal ultrasound exams have absolutely nothing to do with pissing women off.

  29. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Checking the Brand X blog, Adam Faber has posted a major expose:

    (a) wealthy donors give money to liberal groups; and
    (b) liberal groups clump together in the Vance Building.

    With blog journalism like this, who needs traditional newspapers?

  30. 37

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @32 Somalia doesn’t have a rating because no rater has gotten out of there alive yet.

  31. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Meanwhile, our statutory interpretation and constitutional law expert, pudge, assures us that letting his mother touch his Ruger LCP will make him a criminal under I-594.

  32. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Today’s mall shooting, in which two store employees and the shooter died, apparently was just a domestic.

  33. 41

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    If Mrs. Rabbit touched pudge’s Ruger, I’d go flying out of this burrow so fast you’d hear a sonic boom.

  34. 42

    don spews:

    @39

    In other words, just another emasculated male trying to prove his manhood through gun violence.

  35. 43

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Good news for conservative libertarian teabaggers,
    Rand Paul wants to talk about Monica Lewinsky because …??.. (Oh yeah, of course) it shows voting for Hillary Clinton to be the first female POTUS is the equivalent to war on women.

  36. 44

    PS I didn't fall off of the bus spews:

    Heh love that new $100 fee for electric cars on the highway!

    1. Electric cars plug in every night to an electric grid and already pay plenty in extra electric energy taxes as a result.

    2. Aren’t people who pay huge prices for electric cars already, helping to fix your smog problems that are helping fix your global warming problems that are saving you gazillions to not have to deal with.

    Why not charge them for an emissions test and quarterly oil changes while you are at it.

  37. 45

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @44 First of all, imposing a road use fee on electric cars won’t be a problem for righties, because they’ll stick with their pickups powered by smog-belching internal combustion engines no matter what. Second, if you don’t want to make electric car owners help pay for road maintenance, then you’ll have to raise gas taxes on the guys driving smog-belching pickups, which is fine with me.

  38. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @43 He’s also willing to compromise on the portion of the Democratic agenda he agrees with, if Democrats give up the portion he disagrees with. In other words, his way or the highway …

  39. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Republicans are so stupid they’d take themselves hostage, hold a gun to their heads, and threaten to kill themselves if you don’t give them what they want.

  40. 48

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    Interesting argument on increasing the size of the US House of Representatives. I could go for it, on the conditions that for future elections(after the house is expanded, if ever), are conducted using proportional representation methods to reduce the impact of gerrymandering. I would make the method used up to the states. The German Mixed Member proportional could be used in states like California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, even Ohio, and if the House was expanded, perhaps a few more. The Irish Single Transferable Vote could work in most multi-seat delegations, and Australian Ranked Voting for single seat districts. States could still affect outcomes in a proportional representation system though, by varying the district magnitude, i.e number of seats per district.

    http://fruitsandvotes.wordpres.....-us-house/

  41. 49

    PS I didn't fall off of the bus spews:

    44. My point exactly. Taxing the result you are trying to attain, lowering pollution and stopping global cooling (joke) is like killing the goose laying the golden eggs because you are afraid it might shit on the road and require a guvment pooper scooper truck to follow it.

  42. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @48 I think voting representation in the U.S. Senate should be proportional to population. This could be easily accomplished without changing the existing composition of the Senate by a system of fractional votes. A Senator could have more than 1 vote or less than 1 vote depending on the population of the state s/he represents. For example, if California has 12.5% of the U.S. population, its senators would each have 6.25 votes. Conversely, if Alaska has 0.25% of the U.S. population, its senators would each have 0.125 votes.

  43. 52

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    50) Sounds interesting.

    One example of a country using proportional representation based on population is Switzerland for the lower house of the Federal Assembly, the National Council. Any Canton with 2 or more seats uses an interesting form of PR.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N.....itzerland)

    The National Council is fixed at 200 seats apportioned by Canton, with the smallest only having one(effectively a winner take all election), and the largest, Zurich having 34. They use party-list OR, a basic form with a twist. Instead of closed or open, they use a type called a Free List. The voter gets as many votes as seats to fill, and can vote for the same candidate twice, or cross a candidate they don’t like off a party’s list.
    http://www.democracy-building......ystem.html

  44. 53

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    French National Railway SNCF announced that they will revive the original Orient Express, which last ran between Strasbourg and Vienna in 2009. The Venice-Simplon Orient Express is a luxury train that is operated by a UK Hotel company, licensing the name from SNCF. The new service will be a luxury brand of the National Railway, and will resume it’s Paris-Vienna route, which had been cut back when the Paris-Strasbourg high speed line went on line. The goal is to be up and running in 5 years.
    http://m.travelweekly.co.uk/Ar.....8;id=46756