Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

Thom: Citizen Koch.

Ed and Pap: Turd Blossom rewrites history to smear Obama.

Sam Seder: The silliest GOP ad ever?

Michael Brooks: Chris Christie, the bullshit artist.

Pap: Kochs buying what’s left of our Democracy.

Corporate Religion and Contraceptive Conscience:

Alex Wagner: Obama Throws Punches at GOP NUT-Bags.

Maddow: Boehner fakes a lawsuit against Obama.

David Pakman: Congress embarrassingly unproductive.

Sam Seder: Shocking news for Libertarians (and Wingnut concern trolls)…Minimum wage increase does not lead to job loss.

ONN: Meat prices skyrocket after cow smashing machine gets all beefed up.

Liberal Viewer: 9-0 decision on cell phone case.

Sharpton: Obama will use executive action to push ahead on immigration.

Sam Seder: Nutjobber right wing blogger interrupts Cochran campaign conference call.

Independence Day!

Maddow: Tea-party loser Chris McDaniel claims Cochran paid Blacks $15 a piece for votes.

Sharpton: Nutbag Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is STILL trying to find an IRS scandal.

David Pakman: A creepy Republican’s “cranking” fetish.

Chris Hayes: Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage meets with extremists repeatedly, talks about ‘hanging’ Democrats! (with bonus Gov. Gregoire cameo).

White House: West Wing Week.

Jimmy Dore: 935 Lies.

Pap: Scott Walker in the criminal hot seat.

Bad Jobs News for Conservatives:

Chris Christie: Who Knows?

Thom: Big Oil is a family affair.

Richard Fowler: Boy Scouts lead thousands in NYC Gay Pride Parade.

Maddow: Pres. Obama explains why he will reform immigration by executive action.

David Pakman: Twice+ divorced FL Attorney General says gay marriage would destabilize marriage.

Michael Brooks: Insane ME Gov. hangs with violent sovereign rights group .

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


  1. 2

    Sloppy Travis Bickle spews:

    Several weeks ago there was a thread posted on HA that discussed a fairly reasonable-sounding range of medical insurance premium increases in WA state.

    It seems that isn’t going to be a uniformly positive event elsewhere. There are a few more residents of NY than WA, BTW:

    Insurance firms participating in New York’s ObamaCare health exchange are seeking double-digit hikes for patient medical premiums in 2015, new figures reviewed by The Post reveal.

    The average hike sought by insurers for individual plans is 12 percent—but a number of firms serving large numbers of patients want to boost individual premiums by nearly 20 percent.

    Leading the charge is Excellus Health Plan, which is seeking to sock more than 24,000 customers with a 19.7 percent hike.

    The even larger MVP Health Plan, with nearly 33,000 customers, is seeking a 19 percent boost.

    While a number of smaller plans put in for lesser increases or, in a number of cases, decreases, Health Republic Insurance of New York — the largest on the exchange with more than 68,000 members — requested a 15.2 percent increase for individual plans.

    The risk corridor might be pretty wide, and those additional costs that are supposed to be covered by the government will likely be very substantial. Some of it will be known before the 2014 elections. A lot of it will still be very apparent as 2016 comes into focus.

  2. 3

    Sloppy Travis Bickle spews:

    I’m sure the NEA will be much happier in 2017 when President Walker appoints Michelle Rhee.

    Delegates to the National Education Association’s annual convention passed a new business item July 4 calling for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to resign.

    The surprising move comes on the heels of union anger over moves across the United States to revise due-process protections, tenure, and seniority—some of which have been supported by Democrats, including the Obama administration.

    Proposed by the union’s powerful California affiliate, the item cites “the Department’s failed education agenda focused on more high-stakes testing, grading and pitting public school students against each other based on test scores” as its rationale for demanding the secretary’s resignation.

    Probably not the brightest move to show your ass to a president who has decided he’s going to work around Congress to get stuff he wants.

  3. 5

    Emily spews:

    I went to watch the silliest GOP ad ever, but before Sam Seder came on, I got to watch the silliest ad for any product ever. Johnny Bench and his wife were pushing a product called “BluEmu” made with real emu oil (instead of the cheap knock-off products made with inferior ostrich oil, I guess). You rub it on or spray it on (Johnny rubs it on his knee) and then you fell less pain. And as an added benefit, Mrs. Bench tells us, “You don’t stink.”

  4. 8

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @2 You, the GOP, the New York Post, …
    need to keep hammering how ObamaCare is not working thru the 2014 & 2016 elections because it highlights the true genius of the alternative plan your side may one day create.

  5. 9

    Puffy Butt spews:

    YLB can you check the database and see if Puffy ever defended poppie and pantly? They are big time homophobes, I’m sure he’s praised them. Doesn’t surprise me that they might be racists too.

  6. 10

    Puffy Butt spews:

    YLB can you check the database and see if Puffy ever defended poppie and pantly? They are big time homophobes, I’m sure he’s praised them. Doesn’t surprise me that they might be racists too.

  7. 11

    Puffy Butt spews:

    Sad to sat Obamacare may be toast soon, some type of judge decision coming soon. My Republican friend is going to be upset, after hating Obamacare for a long time, he and his wife signed up for it and have praising it ever since. Serves him right that now it will be toast for him, and his wife will have to go back to work for medical benefits. He retired early and so did his wife right after signing up got obamacare. Oh we’ll, time to go back to work and take a job opening from some new graduate who will then go unemployed.

  8. 13

    Puffy Butt spews:

    Pope Francis calling exploitation of the environment a sin. What a liberal commy, I’m sure this breaks the heart of the whacked out conservative right wing. But so long that they can protest at gay parades they are happier than pigs in shit. Sounds like the American Taliban.

  9. 14

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 I say good riddance to Obamacare, which is a market-based scheme invented by Republicans that fails to free us from market failures. Next stop, single payer. Easy to do, just expand Medicare to cover everyone.

  10. 16

    Steve spews:

    Wingnut Irony Alert #240,408

    Louisiana Congressman and Senate candidate Bill Cassidy, cosponsor of the Abstinence Education Reallocation Act of 2013, announced that his 17-year-old unmarried daughter is preggers, expecting this summer before the start of her senior year of high school.

    “Earlier this year, Laura and I learned we will become grandparents this summer. Our children have been the greatest blessing of our lives and we welcome our grandchild as a joyous addition to our family. Our daughter now faces a more challenging future than her peers. She has our unconditional love and support. Of course, because she didn’t take the pill, she’s no slut like those other girls.”

    Heh. I made up that last one. I couldn’t help myself.

  11. 18

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Sex, of course, is a voluntary act. No one is required to have sex. Military conscription, on the other hand, is involuntary. If you fail to report, you go to prison and are brand a felon for the rest of your life. Thus, you are not required to enjoy having sex, but you are required to die in wars dreamed up by other people (whose own children usually are exempted from fighting in them). Go figure how people who expect you to sacrifice your life in their wars also abstain from having sex, when neither they nor their children fight in wars or abstain from sex. In my opinion, the best thing to do with people like that is toss them off the nearest cliff.*

    * Just kidding. That’s an Ann Coulter joke.**

    ** I have it from good authority that Ann Coulter neither fights in Republican wars nor abstains from sex.

  12. 19

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Who said this?

    “I see something that frankly doesn’t surprise me: 47 percent of all Americans pay no federal income tax. I’m guessing that most of you in this room are not in that 47 percent—God bless you—but what that tells me is that we’ve got almost half the population perfectly happy that somebody else is paying the bill, and most of that half is you all. I submit to you that there is a political strategy to get slightly over half and have a permanent ruling majority by keeping over half of the population dependent on the largesse of government that somebody else is paying for.”

    If you answered “Mitt Romney,” you’re wrong; the speaker was Rep. Bob Beauprez (R-CO) back in 2010. It appears Romney plagiarized his now-infamous “47 percent” remark from a fellow idiot Republican.

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I don’t want to beat on a dead horse. We all know the “47 percent” remark is idiotic on multiple levels. For starters, the 47 percent includes Social Security recipients, who are simply getting back their own money they paid in FICA taxes. And even people who don’t owe federal income tax pay other taxes. And as long as we’re counting corporations as “people,” you can add to the list of non-federal-income-tax-payers many of America’s largest corporations, including Boeing.

    The theme being peddled by Romney, Beauprez, and others who think like them is that wealthy people support the whole country and the rest of us are just freeloaders. The truth is the reverse: Workers create all of the wealth, and the wealthy live well on the backs of the workers they employ, underpay, and overtax. No rich person pays the effective tax rate on income that the average middle class wage earner does. Tax lawyers and tax accountants, and well-heeled lobbyists, make sure they don’t.

    But that doesn’t stop the rich, and their paid mouthpieces, from playing the victimhood game. Listening to them gives you the impression that being wealthy is the worst gig there is. Until you ask them if they’re willing to trade places with any wage earner they care to name. Take it from me, Roger Rabbit, HA’s most outspoken capitalist, working is the worst way of getting money there is. I made $2380 in the stock market this Thursday for doing absolutely nothing. That sure beats fighting through commuter traffic, putting up with pushy bosses, and doing hard and dirty work for $15 an hour.

    And when it comes to paying taxes, believe me, us capitalists have never had it so good. The legal tax rate on most of my income ranges between 0% to 10%. I’m a bloodsucking leech, alright, but not because I get Social Security — that’s simply a return of the FICA taxes I paid during my working years. Being a capitalist is what makes me a bloodsucker. Being capitalists is what makes the rich bloodsuckers, too. Workers aren’t bloodsuckers. The GOP has that completely backwards.

    But then, what doesn’t the GOP have backwards? And why would anyone vote for such bass-ackwards morons?

  13. 20

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    I miss much? Been in Portland all day. Trimet seems to have gone one step further on Fare Collection, using a smart phone app. Something Sound Transit should try out to complement ORCA.

  14. 23

    Teabagger spews:

    @21 – I’m not necessarily opposed to a flat tax. But I think it hurts the poor more than the rich. And I know under what Rick Perry was proposing when he was running for president that I personally would have had to pay more in taxes than the present structure (using 100,000 dollar salary). So I guess there kind of needs to be a reason to make a change. And regardless, the government should take in what they need to, to balance a budget. What is your reasoning for flat tax?

  15. 24

    Teabagger spews:

    The wealthy should pay more of the burden, they can afford to. You can’t get blood from a stone. I’d be happy to pay more the wealthier that I got.

  16. 25

    Sloppy Travis Bickle spews:

    Goldy @GoldyHA

    .@cruickshank I’m still cheering for USA to win the World Cup, because a true American patriot never surrenders to reality.

    This also explains your support for the taxi cab industry.

  17. 26

    Sloppy Travis Bickle spews:

    Maybe it’s because the likely Democrat nominee in 2016 will be very, very wealthy.

    With Democrats split on inequality issues, Obama shifts talk away from income gap

    After making fighting income inequality an early focus of his second term, President Obama has largely abandoned talk of the subject this election year in a move that highlights the emerging debate within the Democratic Party over economic populism and its limits.

    Maybe, further-left liberals, it’s because Obama has never had your back on anything.

  18. 27

    Jack spews:


    Everyone complains about the complexity and hassle of the tax code. Eliminate all the loopholes and carve-outs, have a single rate, and it’s easy, simple and fair.

  19. 28

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @26 “Maybe, further-left liberals, it’s because Obama has never had your back on anything.”

    Obama was the farthest-right of all the 2008 Democratic candidates, and we all knew that at the time. The only really shocking thing is that you rightwing morons think he’s a socialist. It’s no secret that Wall Street paid for his campaigns, and several of Bush’s top money men raised money for Obama. Why do you think Obama filled all his economic posts with Wall Street insiders, and no bankers went to jail? And you stupes call him a socialist! Obama is the best Democrat that Republicans can buy. Of course, they’d rather have Romney, but they didn’t get such a bad deal in any case. And you idiots call Obama a socialist!!!!!!! What brine have you been soaking your heads in?

  20. 29

    Sloppy Travis Bickle spews:


    Obama was the farthest-right of all the 2008 Democratic candidates, and we all knew that at the time.

    All of you except those who either read the National Journal’s ranking, which had Barack Obama as the furthest-LEFT Senator in 2007 (as in, more left than other 2008 Dem candidates Clinton, Biden, and Dodd), or summaries of National Journal’s annual ranking produced by dozens of other media sites.


  21. 30

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Hmmm… The standard pablum puke from the third and fourth tier losers! Great Job Da Perfessa!

    The Quinnipiac Poll has Obummer the worst preznit since WWII and those are the links you could come up with?

    IBD/TIPP Polls nail Obummer on IRS scandal and you offer someone who has problems reading teleprompters?

    You offer Radical MadCow on Hobby Lobby’s ruling and she get’s it wrong as ever?

    Does Da Perfessa listen to these links before hand or is there some leftist blog site you pay into with the left wrong links-of-the-week?

  22. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @30 “As gleeful as the Obama haters were about the poll, there are any number of reasons why the poll is little more than fodder for their Twitter glee. Its probative value, alas, is pretty close to nil.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Sorry to let the air out of your tires, putz, but … no, I’m not sorry. I love hearing that hiss.

  23. 32


    A wonderful dose of reality for our trolls:

    True or False: There are more jobs in the solar energy industry in this country than coal.



    Turn away from coal. Support solar.

    Good on Sheldon Whitehouse who delivers weekly speeches on climate change from the U.S. Senate floor.

  24. 33

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Opie & Anthony… They are big on the DUmmies web site!

    Didya notice the empty tea bag and buttmaster are the same guy?

    One moniker for the balls and the other for the butt.

    Sux to be you empty tea bag butt!

    And one cue from one butthead to another, the crazed clueless cretin with the crazed databaze did the bidding of the empty teag bagging butt! Puddy always knew they were of the same pod!

  25. 34

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Daily Kooks Roger Roadblock IDIOT Wabbit?

    No one takes anything as truth from those fools. Sorry to admit this but you make the bold in IDIOT stronger!

  26. 35

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Essentially meaningless? You mean Independents who bought that hopey and changey tune of calming the seas horsesASS dropping are essentially meaningless for now realizing Obummer is useless Roger Roadblock IDIOT Wabbit?

  27. 37

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    This is why Radical MadCow is a moron… one loved by Da Perfessa Maddow: Hobby Lobby ruling to be used by the GOP to discriminate: Ummm no Radical MadCow… Puddy didn’t visit that bile butt Slate nails her…

  28. 38

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Now that Puddy’s link scrolled over will Da Perfessa exorcize it? Seems he recently gave “better” a pass last week!

  29. 43

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    One thing that I could not find in Portland was a convenience store near Portland Union Station that sold lottery tickets. (A gift for a family member when I got home). Something that restricts the size of MAX trains in Downtown came in handy, the short block lengths, when I finally found one. It was only one to two stops on the Green Line from Union Station. Was on or near trains propelled by three different sources of power. Diesel(Amtrak), electric(MAX, Portland Streetcar, and LINK), and since I made a quick visit to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, steam. Saw SP 4449 and S.P.and S 700 in various stages of being worked on. Thought it would be hard to find, but they ate right next to the temporary terminus of the Central Loop streetcar line, which in about 14 months will be a loop.

    Also an interesting observation I made, gas seems to be cheaper in Portland, despite the other kind of Gas Tax Oregon has, not being able to pump your own.

  30. 44

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Man, How did Puddy miss this?

    Eighty percent of the people who call themselves Democrats don’t have a clue as to political reality.

    What amazes me is that you could take a group of people who are hard workers and convince them that they should support social programs that were the exact opposite of their own personal convictions. Put a little fear here and there and you can get people to vote any way you want.

  31. 45

    Better spews:

    Some gems in that list of “bills” that didn’t make it through the senate. I can’t explain why some of them died, but many many of them were Republican sweetheart give aways to special interests.

    Repeal the Affordable Care Act.
    Ram through the Keystone Pipeline
    Promote Charter Schools, defund public education
    Getting rid of consequences for ignoring environmental regulations.
    Promote Christianity via the state department
    Block Science, allow interference by industry
    Reduce the influence of unions
    Drill Baby drill
    Lessen financial regulations.
    Restore Sequestration cuts for the Military

    You really should read the contents of your links before you post.

  32. 47

    Better spews:

    Name of Corporation: _______________
    Elected Religion: _______________

    Please select your religious exemptions:
    __ minimum wage
    __ discrimination
    __ child labor
    __ workers’ compensation
    __ Obamacare

    Please indicate how important the exemption is to your corporation’s religion:
    __ meh
    __ more compelling than the gov’ment’s interest
    __ it’s right there in our book
    __ salvation critical

  33. 48

    Teabagger spews:

    @33 – Boy it took you long enough to figure out that Teabagger and Puffy Butt are the same person. But you still haven’t figured it all out, that doesn’t surprise me, you are an idiot, you big Ape.

  34. 49

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    So much for that metadata horseshit eaten like horse dung by many HA DUMMOCRETINS…

    The material spans President Obama’s first term, from 2009 to 2012, a period of exponential growth for the NSA’s domestic collection.

    And Roger Roadblock IDIOT Wabbit throws up Daily Kooks article claiming the poll as not being consequential?

  35. 50

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    No empty tea bag… Puddy said it’s from your own fingers dufus!

    Sux to be you!

  36. 51

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ll skip this thread. It’s too soggy from puddy drool. It reminds me of wet toilet paper.

  37. 52

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    When the IDIOT Wabbit gets smacked around the IDIOT Roadblock Wabbit runs away!

    FACTS make DUMMOCRETINS cringe!

  38. 53

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Lessee from worser…

    Repeal the Affordable Care Act. – 2,600,000+ applications LOST!
    Ram through the Keystone Pipeline – Unions want Keystone

    “Our anger doesn’t just stop with Keystone XL,” Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) told The Hill. “We are extremely angry about the Affordable Care Act and the fact that there is 12.8 percent unemployment in construction.” Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Promote Charter Schools, defund public education – Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Getting rid of consequences for ignoring environmental regulations. – Can’t find that one. Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Promote Christianity via the state department – – Can’t find that one. Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Block Science, allow interference by industry – – Can’t find that one. Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Reduce the influence of unions – Can’t find that one. Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Drill Baby drill – Can’t find that one. Not on this web page. So where is it worser?
    Lessen financial regulations. – Loved by DUMMOCRETINS
    Restore Sequestration cuts for the Military – – Can’t find that one. Not on this web page. So where is it worser?

    You really should read the contents of your links before you post. – Really worser? Where are these “items” you put up?

  39. 54

    EvergreenRailfan spews:

    Germany just passed a minimum wage law, it’s first. It would not have happened, but for 4 votes. Last September, Chancellor Merkel’ s Union Bloc(Christian Democratic Union and it’s Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union) was in territory not seen since Adenauer was Chancellor, an outright majority, even with Germany’s Mixed Member Member Proportional representation system. The Free Democrats, the traditional coalition partners of the CDU/CSU, failed to win the 5% to win any seats, and the negotiations with the Green Party went nowhere, and Merkel will not negotiate with The Left Party, so that left the Social Democrats, and one of their conditions was this piece of legislation. It will be €8.50 or $11.60 an hour, with some exceptions. Future increases will be decided by a committee made up of union and business representatives.

  40. 56


    Wow…the jesus must have ordered a puddypussypissypants ass kicking on this thread! (pride goeth before a fall for the puddypussypissypants and he’s ben a cocky little asshole lately)


    Teabagger and Better are awesome…but our cute, fluffy, deadly little Oryctolagus cuniculus was better than EVERRRR.

    Yay Rabbit!!!

  41. 57

    Better spews:

    I was bored yesterday so I cross referenced some the names of the bills in the link you posted with lots of co sponsors, to reviews and summaries of the bills that could easily be found on line.

    For example….
    3. H.R.45 : To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
    “The bill H.R. 45 (long title: To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010) is a bill that was introduced into the United States House of Representatives in the 113th United States Congress. If enacted, the bill would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, commonly referred to as Obamacare.”
    – Hummm, wonder why that dies. That’s probably 45 things on the list, right there.

    H.R.5 : Student Success Act
    The bill promotes charter schools.[2]
    “The Student Success Act did not receive very much support from Democrats. Although many Democrats concurred with Republicans that the No Child Left Behind Act needed to be reformed, they thought that the Student Success Act loosen the standards too much. Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) argued against the bill, because if the Student Success Act becomes law, “state’s wouldn’t even be required to set performance targets based on student growth, proficiency or graduation rates… Effectively, it would allow states to define success down simply to make themselves of their districts look good. Some Democrats also argued against the bill because they feared it would give the states freedom to ignore special needs students, as well as those just starting to learn English”
    – Democrats are not easily going to gut Public Education.

    H.R.3 : Northern Route Approval Act
    “LCV urges you to vote NO on H.R. 3, the Northern Route Approval Act, a dangerous bill that eliminates the requirement for a Presidential Permit to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and automatically approves it. H.R. 3 recklessly eliminates the Administration’s ability to complete adequate safety and environmental impact studies with sufficient public comment. This bill is all the more appalling in light of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent objections to the State Departments’ deeply flawed environmental analysis.”
    – Why doesn’t Canada run this pipeline through Canada if it’s so good?

    You cannot expect to post a list of bills you know that progressives won’t agree with and use that as a justification to claim that it’s all the senate democrats fault.
    Do your own research, See if what they post is valid. Don’t just repost something someone else posted as gospel. It makes you look stupid.

  42. 58

    Puddybud - The One The Only spews:

    Still an EPIC FAYLE worser…

    Where did Puddy claim Obummercare wasn’t there? You haven’t been paying attention to the latest mess?

    Charter schools… Forgot the CA judge decision?

    Or this one…

    worser… getting more stoooooooooopid as each day progresses!

    Puddy posted how UNIONS, you know DUMMOCRETIN loving UNIONS who are pizzed at Obummer’s Keystone stance!

    You are naturally dumb worser. Is it inherited?