Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

Pap: No-tax, no-regulation Tea Partiers are killing America.

Thom: The Good, The Bad, and The Very, Very Ugly.

Young Turks: Turning your dead relatives into bullets.

Obama: The American Jobs Act.

The Republican Primary Asylum:

Thom: Eric Cantor…no jobs bill, no safety net, no regulations…no! no! no!.

Young Turks: Did Senator Reid screw Senate Dems?

White House: West Wing Week.

Pap: The GOP’s cult mentality.

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber on the American Jobs Act.

Stephen: Obamacare and the Supremes.

Fleeced Palinistas:

Young Turks: FAUX News—we hire hot women for ratings.

Taxes on the wealthy: Reagan and Obama (via ThinkProgress).

Pap: Chris Christie’s Koch addiction.

Thom: Proof the Heritage Foundation flip flopped on ObamaCare:

GOP supporters take honors as Worst Person in the World.

Young Turks: Meghan McCain vs. Red State.

The Demise of al Qaeda Operative Anwar al-Awlaki:

Newsy: DNA clears Texas killer after 25 years in prison.

Thom with some Good, Bad, and Very, Very Ugly.

Hartmann: The Romney Rule vs. Buffet Rule.

Glenn Beck is back in the saddle as Worst Person in the World.


The Tea Party’s not-so-funny comedian.

Young Turks: Scott Brown gets a bit sexist.

Pap: The GOP’s plan to raise taxes on the middle class.

Thom with another episode of The Good, the Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly.

Liberal Viewer: What does our jails say about us?

Rep. Wasserman Schultz talks about Eric Cantor’s comments on the American Jobs Act .

Hank and Hitler:

Obama hosts the 1985 Chicago Bears.

Young Turks: Koch Brother’s benzene emissions.

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


  1. 2

    Upton spews:

    Interesting the way none of the liberal blogs are covering Obama’s crackdown on medical marijuana..

  2. 4

    Proud to be an Ass spews:

    @2: Another 30 seconds on “the google” would reveal others….Dem Underground, Truthdig, etc.

  3. 6

    Michael spews:

    When did 150 become a handful?

    The Tacoma paper ran a editorial from the LA times claiming that occupy protests have been held in a handful of cities. The real number’s something like 150.

  4. 7

    Upton spews:


    FDL gets attacked at DU by the Obama apologists. I suspect you may fall into that group by your use of the term “firebaggers”..

    I have feeds to TPM, Kos, C&L, and of this morning, I don’t see anything on Obama’s betrayal of medical marijuana users.

    I shouldn’t have to search..something tells me it wouldn’t be necessary if this was a Republican administration pulling this crap..

  5. 8

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    I heard that some religious zealot in SC was saying that Romney’s religion was a cult. He’s LDS, or Mormon, as you probably recall. What these Christianists don’t relize is that all religions are cults. None is better than any other in the scheme of the universe.

    Anybody who tells you he believes in the “true religion” is either a bald-face liar or a dolt.

  6. 10


    Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence To Save Money

    By Marie Diamond on Oct 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Faced with their worst budget crises since the Great Depression, states and cities have resorted to increasingly desperate measures to cut costs. State and local governments have laid off teachers, slashed Medicaid funding, and even started unpaving roads and turning off streetlights.

    But perhaps the most shocking idea to save money is being debated right now by the City Council of Topeka, Kansas. The city could repeal an ordinance banning domestic violence because some say the cost of prosecuting those cases is just too high:

    So these “troll” “puddypussy” “mr cyniklown aka everett” and emperor “max-minidick” don’t care if their daughters get knocked around.

    Real stand-up dads there.

  7. 11


    The most f’ed up zombie cretin of these comments threads once called Bush appointee (appointed according to the miserable zombie cretin, on orders from Robert Rubin), Hank Paulson, a “lefty”.

    Well I guess this guy is a lefty too. Who said this?

    Far from Nationalization, Purchase of Bank Stocks Is a Win-Win for Taxpayers Earth to taxpayers!

    Owning stocks in banks is not nationalization of the banking industry. It’s trying to solve a problem.

    The unprecedented financial crisis has caused the Treasury of the United States to take unprecedented measures to help solve the problem of frozen credit and cash flow for U.S. businesses.

    Answer: Herman Cain.

    On October 20, 2008.

  8. 12

    Michael spews:

    That wasn’t just “some zealot” that was one of the head zealots speaking just before and endorsing Rick Perry.

  9. 13

    Michael spews:

    Shorter Mittens: I’m George Bush.
    Associated Press
    Romney names foreign policy team of Bush officials
    By BRADLEY KLAPPER , 10.07.11, 02:12 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has assembled a team of moderate to conservative foreign policy advisers that in many ways resembles the breadth of U.S. positions under President George W. Bush.

    Most of Romney’s 22 special advisers held senior Bush administration positions in diplomacy, defense or intelligence. Two former Republican senators are included as well as Bush-era CIA chief Michael Hayden and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

  10. 14

    Michael spews:

    I can see how someone can be anti-Obama. What I can’t see is how anyone can be pro any of the knuckle heads the Republicans currently have running for president.

    I keep having this vision of the final presidential debate where Obama and whomever is running against them stand on stage for an hour pointing at each other and repeating “at least I’m not him” over and over.

  11. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @7 “Obama apologists”

    Are you out of your mind? Obama’s getting blasted by Democrats all over the country, some of whom openly wish he wouldn’t run for re-election.

  12. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 So what. Police cars are public property. Citizens’ taxes paid for them. Therefore citizens can shit on them if they want to. Pigeons shit on police cars every day. If pigeons can do it, why can’t people do it, too? Take it from me, a rabbit, humans are no more civilized than pigeons. So, humans shitting on police cars is not a big deal.

  13. 20

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 Sell one of the Pentagon’s “smart” bombs and give the money to Topeka. Problem solved.

  14. 21

    Michael spews:


    According to the story Troll link to several people in the area told the police what was going on and the police didn’t care.
    Which points out that A. the cops didn’t care so why should we and B. the mad crapper wasn’t a representative sample of the protestors. Statistical outliers don’t prove anything beyond the existence of statistical outliers.

  15. 23

    Michael spews:
    Rep. Ron Paul scored a decisive victory Saturday in a mock presidential election at the Values Voter Summit, trouncing fellow Texan, Gov. Rick Perry, but an organizer of the straw poll suggested ballot-stuffing may have skewed the results.
    In a press conference following the announcement of the straw poll results at the annual Washington gathering of social conservatives, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins all but dismissed the results as irrelevant, citing 600 people who registered Saturday morning and, he said, “left after Ron Paul spoke.”

    A total of 1,983 ballots were cast. “You do the math,” Perkins said.

    A year ago in the same contest, Paul came in second-to-last. Speaking briefly with reporters before the straw poll results were announced, the Republican lawmaker said, “If I win, it wouldn’t be as important to the media than if I lose.”

    Circular firing squad, anyone?

  16. 24

    Steve spews:

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, “What I can do as governor is this: I can make Louisiana the last place that anyone who wants to in any way harm a child by exposing children to inappropriate material,” Jindal said. “I can make Louisiana a dangerous place for Congressman Weiner to relocate to.”


    Riddle me this, Bobby J. Which group has a higher percentage of pedophiles, Republican Party officials or the Catholic priesthood? Isn’t the answer to that question why you’re in fucking denial, projecting your party’s pedophile problem onto Democrats?

  17. 25

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Newsy: Cain faces heat over statement that black voters are brainwashed.

    From leftist pinheads who are very scared of a Herman Cain candidacy. They also know Herman can peel off ~33% or more of the black vote. And that percentage can sway the swing states, so they have to gin up negative stories on a self made man who isn’t on the reservation!

  18. 26

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Young Turks: Scott Brown gets a bit sexist.

    We’ll see November 2012 eh libtardos?

  19. 27

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Proud to be an Ass,

    Thank you for correctly identifying #11, the HA arschloch back in March 2009. He’s been a monomaniacal stalker ever since.

  20. 28

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Lawrence O’Donnell: Cain moves to the back of the bus.

    Another PMSNBC provides his black attitude for all to see.

  21. 29

    Michael spews:


    Young Turks: Scott Brown gets a bit sexist.

    We’ll see November 2012 eh libtardos?

    It’s got nothing to do with November 2012, he was being a jackass.

  22. 30


    Proud to an Ass,

    Thank you for correctly identifying the cretinous zombie skull-fuck correctly 35 times in these comment threads for exactly what he is:

    a lickspittle.

  23. 31

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Ohhh poor HA arschloch,

    I expect PTBAA to attack me. It is also very funny you went back into your crazed HA databaze and counted his attacks against me!

    ROTFLRHMBBAO! If you only applied that “zeal” into finding a yob ylb!

    Now back to you arschloch. He’s on your political side and he described you, the HA Puddy Stalker, to a “T”.

    M O N O M A N I A C A L!

  24. 32


    L I C K S P I T T L E!

    The goto day to day behavior of right wing zombie cretins.

    Thank you PTBAA for calling this zombie as you see him!

  25. 34

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    And your point is stalker?

    There is No Point Your Honor. Just smelly gas from all over the HA arschloch!

    M O N O M A N I A C A L!

  26. 35

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    D A M N,

    This didn’t make Perfesser Darryl’s Friday Night Comics.

    The Daily Caller uncovered that some protestors were being paid off to attend one of the rallies in Washington DC. “Some of them are volunteers. Some of them aren’t. I can’t identify them. I’m not going to get into an identification game,” admitted an organizer from DC Tenants Advocacy Coalition, a group that advocates for affordable housing.

  27. 36


    Cain again,

    These actions by the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank and the actions by the Federal Depositors Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are all intended to help solve an unprecedented financial crisis. Unlike steps taken prior to and during the Great Depression, these actions have a high probability of success.

    In order for these collective actions to work, the media needs to calm its crisis rhetoric, and Congress needs to just shut up with its political rhetoric.

    Now don’t tell Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, but if this works, and I believe it will, the Bush Administration will have gotten this one right.

    As we say in the South, y’all hush!

    LMAO! We see Cain barking orders at the cretinous zombie skull-fucks among us!

    Same link as 11.

  28. 38

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @35 Gee, when have I heard this lie before? Oh, starting about 60 years ago, and in response to every popular demonstration since then. Republicans just can’t fathom the concept of anyone doing anything unless they’re paid to do it. Which is why it seems probable that every single HA troll is on someone’s payroll. Personally, I think puddinghead gets paid by the word, and that explains why there’s so much repetitive pussybutt drivel here.

  29. 39

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Governments Fear The People (And They Ought To) Dep’t

    “A well-regarded Germany-based hacker group claims a German government-created Trojan horse program is capable of secretly spying on Web users without their consent.

    “The group says … it obtained and analyzed a piece of software that is supposed to … listen in on Internet-based phone calls as part of a legal wiretap, but its capabilities go far beyond legal bounds. The program is capable of logging keystrokes, activating Webcams, monitoring Web users’ activities and sending mountains of data to government officials ….

    To cover its tracks, the data is routed through rented servers located in the United States, the club alleges. …

    “The program, labeled a ‘backdoor’ because it can open a computer to surreptitious access, targets certain applications for keylogging, including Firefox, Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ and others, according to F-Secure. …

    “After a court battle in 2008, Bundestrojan was ruled legal as long as it screened only very specific communications — essentially, Internet telephone calls. But the Chaos Computer Club announced Saturday that … the software is also capable of remote control ….

    “[T]here is no technical reason that the software could not be used on U.S. citizens traveling in Germany, or even on Web users who are outside of Germany. …

    “The Chaos Computer Club used the announcement to make a generic plea for less electronic monitoring by government officials. ‘The (government) should put an end to the ever-growing expansion of computer spying that has been getting out of hand in recent years, and finally come up with an unambiguous definition for the digital privacy sphere and with a way to protect it effectively,’ it said. ‘Unfortunately, for too long the (government) has been guided by demands for technical surveillance, not by values like freedom or the question of how to protect our values in a digital world. It is now obvious that he is no longer able to oversee the technology, let alone control it.'”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Personally, I think this is an act of war and we should start bombing Germany immediately! Heh! Just kidding! That’s a wingnut joke, folks!

  30. 40

    Michael spews:


    So, bankers getting away with banking rules banking rules, profitable corporations paying no income tax, and Citizens United are OK because someone got paid to go to a rally? That doesn’t even make sense.

    Never mind that there’s no proof being being offered that people were paid to go or that thousands of people get paid to lobby the various governments we have in the USA and that we have a huge paid PR industry.

  31. 42

    Michael spews:

    Here’s what Laurence D. Fink thinks of Occupy Wall Street.
    Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) — BlackRock Inc. Chief Executive Officer Laurence D. Fink, head of the world’s largest asset manager, said he understands the concerns of protesters speaking out against financial firms in New York and other cities.

    “The protesting is a statement the future is very clouded for a lot of people,” Fink, 58, said yesterday during an event in Toronto. “These are not lazy people sitting around looking for something to do. We have people losing hope and they’re going into the street, whether it’s justified or not.”

    New York City police have arrested at least 700 people since the rallies began Sept. 17. Demonstrators used social media to spread the protests to cities including Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Seattle. Those drawn to the “Occupy Wall Street” campaign have used signs and chants to denounce banks and corporate influence on politics.

    “People are afraid of the future,” Fink said. “We have some structural issues we have to fix.”

  32. 44

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @40 The fear of those who raped America — and the political party that aided and abetted them — became palpable today when Eric Cantor criticized the “Occupy” protesters as “mobs.”

    What does he think Teahadists are? Or audiences at Palin rallies? And, for that matter, the House Republican Caucus — led by Boehner and Cantor — also could be fairly characterized as a “mob.”

  33. 45

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Down The Rabbit Hole …

    Bet you didn’t know that The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was written as a political protest in a time very similar to the present, did you? Neither did I, until I ran across this:

    “L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which appeared in 1900, is widely recognized to be a parable for the Populist campaign of William Jennings Bryan … one of the main constituencies for the movement was debtors: particularly, Midwestern families such as Dorothy’s, who had been facing a massive wave of foreclosures during the severe recession of the 1890s. According to the Populist reading, the Wicked Witches of the East and West represent the EAst and West Coast bankers (promoters of and benefactors from the tight money supply), the Scarecrow represented the farmers (who didn’t have the grains to avoid the debt trap), the Tin Woodsman was the industrial proletariat (who didn’t have the heart to act in solidarit with the farmers), the Cowardly Lion represented the political class (who didn’t have the courage to intervene). Teh yellow brick road, silver slippers, emerald city, and hapless Wizard presumably speak for themselves. ‘Oz’ is of course the standard abbreviation for ‘ounce.’ As an attempt to create a new myth, Baum’s story was remarkably effective. As political propaganda, less so … few nowadays even remember what The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was orginally supposed to be about.”

    David Graeber, Debt: The First 5,000 Years, pp. 52-53 (New York: Melville House, 2011).

  34. 46

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Why Lenders Should Eat Bad Mortgages

    “NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – More than three years after the financial crisis struck, the U.S. economy remains stuck in a consumer debt trap.

    “It’s a situation that could take years to correct itself. That’s why some economists are calling for a radical step: massive debt relief. …

    “What some are envisioning is … forcing banks to incur severe write-downs and bond investors to absorb … losses ….

    “‘We’ve put this off for too long,’ said L. Randall Wray, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. ‘We need debt relief and jobs and until we get these two things, I think recovery is impossible.'”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary; Republicans will be against this. Even though they tear up pension obligations and union contracts without a qualm, they act as though debts are sacrosanct, protected by the gods even — creditors must be repaid no matter what. That’s bullshit, of course. Lenders get paid for taking risks. But apart from that, I say fuck ‘em. If pension and union contracts are no good, then mortgage contracts are no good, either. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The fat bankers have robbed the common people long enough. Now it’s their turn to get held up.

  35. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Why The Global Economy Will Get Much Worse

    “Europe’s leaders cannot seem to agree on anything. Should private-sector creditors be forced to take losses? How big should the euro zone’s bail-out fund be, and how broad its scope? Governments have taken one line, the European Central Bank another, sometimes the European Commission has taken a third. After the IMF meetings in September British newspapers were full of reports of a plan to ramp up the European Financial Stability Facility by letting it borrow money. But then Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, said: “I don’t understand how anyone in the European Commission can have such a stupid idea.” It makes America’s debt-ceiling negotiations look like best practice.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Europe’s pols are about to prove there are people on this planet stupider than Republicans.

  36. 48

    Upton spews:

    @15, 16

    I realize a lot of people who voted for Obama are upset with him ..I’m one of them. However, you’ll find the majority of Democrats are still compromising their values and principles and defending his Bush-like policies just because he has a “D” after his name.

    And when I made the point that very few liberal blogs are noting the administration’s crackdown on medical marijuana, I wasn’t referring to the comment section..

  37. 49

    Proud to be an Ass spews:

    @48: Many politically aware lefties knew going in that Obama is, at best, a centerist politician. Look at his vote on FISA for just one example. There’s been a lot of debate on what he could have done to promote a sane health care policy (good debates at LG&M, for example), but I give him his worst marks for coddling the banks and continuing the American Empire project.

    I enjoy the firebagger site, but they are a bit too conservative for my tastes.

    With Apologies,


  38. 50

    Michael spews:

    Great editorial in the NYT.
    It is not the job of the protesters to draft legislation. That’s the job of the nation’s leaders, and if they had been doing it all along there might not be a need for these marches and rallies. Because they have not, the public airing of grievances is a legitimate and important end in itself. It is also the first line of defense against a return to the Wall Street ways that plunged the nation into an economic crisis from which it has yet to emerge.

  39. 51

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    This is interesting… With all the political bantering here about how Barack ObamAA+ is a centrist… the independents are running away.

    If you don’t think ideological perceptions matter in American politics, you need read no further. If you do and you’re a Democrat, there’s something to worry about. Even as the terms of the political debate in Washington, in the eyes of many Democrats, have moved steadily to the right, the electorate is increasingly likely to see itself as ideologically closer to the Republican Party than to Democrats. Unless Obama and Democrats can find a solution to this riddle—and find one fast—they will be contesting the 2012 election on forbidding terrain.

    PuddyCommentary: Oh wait it’s from a leftist rag too! So if Barack ObamAA+ is a “centrist” independents would be firmly entrenched in the DUMMOCRAPTIC sphere. Since this leftist rag has a different opinion will it matter to the NorthWest Division of Lunatic Moonbats? Nope. It’s doesn’t matter, because to a DUMMOCRAPT the ends always justifies the means and collateral damage is part of the ends justification. Whack job left wing MSM isn’t portraying the news from a centrist position. Real Americans are seeing what they wrought in 2008. “The chickens are coming home to roost!” Butt wait there is more..

    So when Independents, who see themselves as modestly right of center, say that Democrats are too liberal, average Democrats can’t imagine what they’re talking about.

    You guys are so blinded by your “progressive theology” you can’t see what the Real American electorate sees… whack left policies are digging the US into a deeper hole. Remember any blue dog DUMMOCRAPT who voted for Nancy Pelosi in 2011 after the DUMMOCRAPTIC House shellacking IS NOT a blue dog DUMMOCRAPT no matter what they “claim”.

  40. 53

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Republicans just can’t fathom the concept of anyone doing anything unless they’re paid to do it.

    Ummm Roger DOPEY Rabbit, it’s your side who claims I’m paid to blog here. Need to review the HA left wrong dope commentary again DOPEY Rabbit? You can always leave a note with my stalker the crazed HA databaze moron arschloch.

    Is your memory failing you even more these days? Is the person interviewed by the Daily Caller a “leftist plant”? Or did someone tip them off and now the truth appears and facts explode libtardo minds? Just what is it with you and facts DOPEY Rabbit? Looks like another headache. Take a couple of rujax’s and throw it all up!


  41. 54


    45 – Gore Vidal was a big childhood reader of L. Frank Baum and wrote at length about Baum in an essay. That essay is in some huge compilation of Vidal essays, maybe “United States, Essay 1952-1992″.

    As I recall Vidal noted the sympathy of Baum towards the populism of Bryan in some of the OZ books but didn’t think it was represented very strongly. They were just kids books after all.

  42. 56


    53. Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING “I live off the net” all day spews:

    Ummm Roger DOPEY Rabbit, it’s your side who claims I’m paid to blog here. Need to review the HA left wrong dope commentary again DOPEY Rabbit? You can always leave a note with my stalker the crazed HA databaze moron arschloch.

    10/09/2011 at 9:51 am

    Ya know…in addition to being mind-numbingly stupid, puddypussy is a raving egomaniac (but we ALL know that)…

    …why the fuck he would think that anyone would PAY him for this drivel is ludicrous.

    There are paid trolls here, but puddypussy clearly is NOT one of them.

  43. 57

    Lee R! spews:

    There are paid trolls here….

    10/09/2011 AT 12:21 PM

    Who? who gets paid to post here?

    Why would anybody spend money to send a troll to this site??

    how many people post here regularly? 10? 12? probably not even that many. this place is dead.

    maybe your just pissed that nobody is willing to pay YOU to post here…lol

  44. 59

    Lee R! spews:

    hhmmmm…wow…posts from 6 years ago and 2 years ago..about someone who isnt even here anymore.

    yawn….like I said, this place is dead – nobody posts here anymore, other than the same few people. nobody would wast the money to be paid to post here.

  45. 60

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @51 “the electorate is increasingly likely to see itself as ideologically closer to the Republican Party than to Democrats”

    Well gee, this is a surprise, when the public is bombarded daily with propaganda from the multibillion-dollar rightwing noise machine? How often does a countervailing point of view ever get heard in this country?

  46. 61

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @51 (continued) “whack left policies are digging the US into a deeper hole”

    Really? Who’s been running this country for the last 30 years? And whose policies got us into this hole?

  47. 62

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    …why the fuck he would think that anyone would PAY him for this drivel is ludicrous.

    Hey dipshit rujax… Do you actually read what others write? Last week they claimed I was paid to blog here. Why don’t you ask your left wrong idiot friends!

    Besides being stupid, you are a M O R O N!

    Built that way and making morons proud!

  48. 64

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @53 “Ummm Roger DOPEY Rabbit, it’s your side who claims I’m paid to blog here.”

    More precisely, it’s me who claims you’re paid to blog here.

  49. 65

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Well gee, this is a surprise, when the public is bombarded daily with propaganda from the multibillion-dollar rightwing noise machine

    Stupidest line of the day. And that’s saying something when rujax appears!

    Slobbering love affair with Barack ObamAA+!

  50. 66

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @53 “my stalker the crazed HA databaze moron arschloch”

    Poor baby … you’re being picked on … booo hooo …

  51. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @55 Yes. Absolutely. And the Occupiers will win, because it’s simple math: There are far more screwees than screwers.

  52. 68

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @56 Actually, I believe some Republican moneybags are stupid enough to pay someone like him for posting drivel like his.

    How else would a guy who supposedly is working for a livng find time to post more than 35,000 comments here?

  53. 69

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @59 “this place is dead”

    If this place is a morgue, what does that make Stefan’s sucky little blog? Peat moss?

  54. 70

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Poor baby … you’re being picked on … booo hooo …

    Again the DOPEY Rabbit is sooooooooo wrong!

    I am arschloch’s alpha! I own him. I am in his head!

  55. 71

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @70 “I am arschloch’s alpha! I own him. I am in his head!”

    Thanks for lightening things up around here. With all the serious issues we’re facing, I think we all can use a good horse laugh.


  56. 72


    59 – LOL! Silly right winger misses the point. This blog has attracted paid right wing trolls and as long as it continues to express uncomfortable truths about right wing politics, it will continue to do so.

  57. 73


    .like I said, this place is dead

    LMAO!! And you’ve said this how many times?

    Go away then little right winger. You can do naught but name call and knee jerk the same old vacuous opinions.

    But you won’t go away.. Your almost daily appearances here betrays an emptiness that only this place can satisfy.

  58. 74

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    My next comment is topically more appropriate for the “Vision of the future” thread and I direct you there.

  59. 75

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Bosses Are Bastards Dep’t

    Many employers are blatantly turning away the unemployed without even considering their qualifications. A new and fast-spreading meme in the job market is that applicants “must be currently employed.”

    The Obama administration wants to make this practice illegal and give job applicants legal remedies against violators. Republicans complain threatening employers with a new legal cause of action would chill hiring.

    Obama’s proposal won’t make it through the GOP-controlled House, but it’ll give Democrats an issue to campaign on: Republicans are anti-job seeker.

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: No employer will face a lawsuit under this bill unless he uses hiring practices that nearly everyone (except employers and Republicans) agree are odious, unfair, and destructive to the economy.

  60. 76

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    A little-noticed phenomenon of the jobs crisis is that the Great Recession is knocking many older workers out of the job market permanently, and a growing number of these people are seeking government disability benefits. After all, they have to live on something, and if capitalism can’t meet their basic survival needs by providing employment opportunities, then SO-SHU-LISM has to.

  61. 77

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let’s review the GOP’s response to the worst jobs crisis since the last Big Collapse Of Capitalism (TM; patented) in the 1930s.

    They’re against unemployment benefits.
    They’re against food stamps.
    They’re against Social Security.
    They’re against Medicaid and Medicare.
    They’re against welfare.
    They’re against regulating Wall Street and banks.
    They’re against regulating hiring practices.
    They’re against union wages and benefits.
    They’re against pensions.
    They’re against taxing the rich.
    They’re against tax breaks for the working poor.
    They’re against stimulating the economy.
    They’re against an infrastructure bank.

    If Republicans succeed in taking away the safety net, and fail to provide jobs to everyone who needs a job, what do they think millions of unemployed, desperate, starving people are going to do? Lay down on the sidewalk and die?

    Maybe they’ve forgotten another part of the Republican agenda: This isn’t Africa, it’s America, and in America anybody can have a gun and almost everyone does.

    I’m not advocating armed robbery, much less armed revolt, but if employers turn America’s unemployed workers into a caste of untouchables and Republicans refuse to let them survive on the dole, I strongly suspect that conservatives will get the every-man-for-himself society they seem to want. I can’t see a frustrated, angry, jobseeker watching his children starve. When his kids’ ribs are poking through their undershirts, he’ll head for Safeway or Wells Fargo Bank with gun in hand. That’s the kind of society Republicans want to give us. I don’t want that. Why would anyone want that? Which brings us to this question: Why would anyone vote Republican?

  62. 78

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The troll response to #75 – #77 will be something on the order of,

    “like I said, this place is dead”

    which tells you everything you need to know about the moral and intellectual abyss into which American conservatism has fallen. Bill Buckley is thrashing in his grave.

  63. 79

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Kemper Freeman says he opposes light rail in Bellevue because construction will disrupt his business properties. Sound Transit says transportation planners will devise work-arounds to maintain traffic flow, just as they did for construction of the I-405 and 8th N.E. interchange.

    Eyman’s initiative has raised $1.35 million. Freeman provided $1.1 million of it. Without Freeman, Eyman would be running a $250,000 initiative campaign instead of a $1,350,000 campaign.

    Even the Republican Times is against this initiative. And that’s saying something.


  64. 81

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The Koch brothers’ rightwing extremism and financial support of the teaparty movement are well known. This article details how the way they manage their businesses crosses the line from anti-regulation advocacy to outright criminality. Which raises the question: Why aren’t they in jail?


  65. 82

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    Go away then little right winger

    Little right winger. Spoken by couch potato arschloch!


  66. 83

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “In December 1999, a civil jury found that Koch Industries had taken oil it didn’t pay for from federal land by mismeasuring the amount of crude it was extracting. Koch paid a $25 million settlement to the U.S.

    “Phil Dubose, a Koch employee who testified against the company, said he and his colleagues were shown by their managers how to steal and cheat, using techniques they called the Koch Method.”


    Roger Rabbit Commentary: It’s not surprising that ideologues who are against the federal government see nothing wrong with stealing federal property and lying to the cops about it. I repeat, why aren’t they in jail? That’s where you or I would go if we cut a Christmas tree in a national forest without a permit.

  67. 85


    But you won’t go away.. Your almost daily appearances here betrays an emptiness that only this place can satisfy.

    This applies to more than one right wing idiot around here.

  68. 86

    Roger Rabbit spews:



    Stop misappropriating my copyrighted materials, thief! If you want to use that phrase, pay royalties to me. I want $1 per word.

  69. 87

    kissmyderierreleftys spews:

    solyndra is a huge scandal but fast & furious gets worse and worse and worse and worse.

    Assault weapons lost under the Fast and Furious gun surveillance program have been found in the Mexican home of the alleged leader of a massive drug cartel, according to The Los Angeles Times. Forty high-powered assault weapons were found in the Ciudad Juarez home of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a “feared” leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel in that city, according to the Times. The Sinaloa cartel is considered the most powerful drug trafficking organization in the world. “These Fast and Furious guns were going to Sinaloans, and they are killing everyone down there,” one knowledgeable US government source told the Times. The guns were part of a stash of weapons that went missing in Operation Fast and Furious, which was initiated in October 2009. Under the program, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encouraged gun stores throughout the southwestern US to sell weapons to known and suspected straw buyers in the hopes of tracking them to Mexican drug cartels. Instead, more than 2,000 weapons were trafficked along the US-Mexico border, many to the Sinaloa cartel, and some guns were used in violent crimes in Mexico.

    I’ve seen some of the stupid 99%er bumper sticker on the back of some real ugly hairy-legged broads prius. you tend to miss the bumper sticker because of how ugly they are. if you are a real ugly fat chick, you got to be on team obama.

  70. 88

    kissmyderierreleftys spews:

    now team obama wants to let people sue businesses that won’t hire them claiming they won’t hire them because they were unemployed too long. yet another trial attorney jackpot, those greedy bastards. this ought to really make employers want to hire anyone when the greedy bastards can sue on behalf of the unhired applicants. shows what a bunch of scum-sucking bottom-feeder trial attorneys are on tram obama

  71. 89

    Lee R! spews:

    72. YLB spews:
    59 – LOL! Silly right winger misses the point. This blog has attracted paid right wing trolls and as long as it continues to express uncomfortable truths about right wing politics, it will continue to do so.

    10/09/2011 AT 2:43 PM

    no, it doesnt….

    you place far too much importance on a site like this…which I suppose is normal for people like you who “live off the net”…

  72. 90


    When the Montana “friendo” appears rambling incoherently you know he’s deep in his cups, overheated after burning up the goat shed OR ALL OF THE ABOVE!

  73. 91


    89 – zzzZZZZzzzzz… So typical of a right wing troll – obstinately, willfully ignorant.

    I’m going to be here Nov 2012 troll..

    And so will you. So much for a “dead” blog.

  74. 92

    Puddybud, who read how Mr DISGUSTING "I live off the net" all day spews:

    When the Montana “friendo” appears rambling incoherently you know he’s deep in his cups, overheated after burning up the goat shed OR ALL OF THE ABOVE!

    Snore…. boring as ever!

  75. 96

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @94 Along the same lines, here’s an article that describes what life is like for the other 99% in the economy that Wall Street created for the benefit of 1% of us.

    Unless you’re a one-percenter, the American Dream now consists of working your ass off in three jobs to make somebody else rich.

  76. 97

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Craig Dubow, 57, is retiring as CEO of Gannett, the media company whose flagship property is USA Today.

    During Dubow’s 5 years at the helm, “Gannett’s stock price dropped from $72 to $10, and the company laid off hundreds of journalists.”

    For this lousy performance, Dubow will get a retirement package worth $37 million.

    And Eric Cantor remains clueless about why the “mobs” in Wall Street and dozens of other U.S. cities are growing larger every day.

  77. 98

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s another reason why America may be heading toward some sort of socioeconomic revolution if those who have looted the economy and their facilitators (the Republican Party) don’t pull their heads out of the sand.

    This isn’t about redistributing wealth. It’s about sharing the wealth — all of which is created by workers — in an equitable manner.

  78. 101

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has published a new book about the Obama presidency. Here are some excerpts from an review (which 312 of 349 people found helpful):

    “Suskind’s ‘Confidence Men’ is based on 746 hours of interviews with over 200 people, including former and current members of the Obama administration – including the president. …

    “The most attention-getting material involves comments from Obama’s economic team. For example, Lawrence Summers is quoted as saying to Budget Director Peter Orzag at a dinner that ‘There’s no adult in charge. Clinton would never have made these mistakes.’ Former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, in turn, describes the president as too reliant on Summers …. Suskind also tells us Geithner was working behind the scenes to neutralize Elizabeth Warren and prevent her being named to leadd the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau – per bankers’ demands. And then there’s Christina Romer, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, … [who] threatened to walk out of a dinner with the president and outside economists ….

    “Additional concerns over sexism surface in the book. ‘This place would be in court for a hostile workplace,’ former White House communications director Anita Dunn is quoted as saying. … Another – ‘The president has a real woman problem.’ Some have complained to Obama about being ignored.

    “Per Suskind, President Obama decided in March, 2009 to create a plan to restructure many of the large, troubled banks, starting with Citigroup – only to learn a month later that Geithner/Treasury had ignored his directive … Obama excused it ….

    “Suskind sees Obama as a passive CEO sketching out guiding principles and allowing others to fill in the details. This ended up delegating the creation of ObamaCare to Congress, and fiscal reform to Geithner – losing control and momentum in both instances. Another Obama characteristic was seeking consensus among advisers, instead of considering whether one side or the other was just plain wrong.

    “Author Suskind also wonders why Obama turned away from his campaign advisers … and instead chose men associated with the disastrous prior deregulatory policies ….

    “As for health care reform, … Orzag was aware of the highly credible practice-pattern variation data compiled by Drs. Wennberg and Weinstein, how American medicine had become supply- and investor-driven, and was aching to incorporate major potential savings from these findings. It was not done, however, and the result was minimal impact on driving down the costs of health care, limiting financial-sector salaries, or preventing future financial meltdowns.

    “Bottom-Line: The White House is now trying to minimize the effect of Suskind’s book … [but] Suskind’s reporting of a largely dysfunctional White House is not likely to be easily dismissed …. Clearly there are major problems with his leadership style – probably because he’s never been a leader before. And it is clear that our economic crisis is not an ordinary cyclical one that will go away with the passage of time – something has to be done …. The ‘really good news’ is that it is still not too late for Obama to start addressing underlying flaws in the free market system ….”;sr=8-1

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Obama ran the most expensive campaign in U.S. history, much of it financed by Wall Street, to whom he is clearly beholden and to whom he has ceded many of the levers of governing. That, alone, is reason enough to reject him. But Obama also has broken promise after promise on things like Guantanamo, public option, prescription drug price-fixing — he can’t be trusted. I’m not saying I would ever vote for a Republican. (Every effort will be made to portray Romney as a moderate, but Romney — if nominated — will be beholden to a radical party with a radical agenda that makes Obama’s derelictions look good by comparison.) And all presidents have a learning curve. But it’s getting a little late in the day for Obama to still be stuck in kindergarten. Either he is going to take charge of his administration and deliver what he promised to those who so diligently supported him very soon, or he never will. I’d like to see him call it a day and step aside for the bitch in combat boots. We should have nominated and elected her in the first place.

  79. 102

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Why America Is Facing A Revolt

    “In a grim sign of the enduring nature of the economic slump, household income declined more in the two years after the recession ended than it did during the recession itself, new research has found.”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Even the rightwing tea partiers are angry at Wall Street and the banks. And the “Occupy” protests may have been sparked by the revelation that the rich did even better while everyone else went down the tubes.

    I’m not against people being rich, per se. The deal in this country always was that if people who created new products, services, and industries would enjoy very comfortable lives in exchange for providing lots of jobs for the rest of us.

    But today’s rich aren’t job creators, they’re job destroyers. They’re the CEOs who get paid millions for laying off workers, ruining companies, and destroying shareholders’ savings. These CEOs deserve firing squads, not eight- and nine-figure retirement packages.

    Today’s rich are bankers and brokers who contribute nothing to the economy but simply skim off the top. They’re rich because they’ve taken the financial system captive, not because they’ve produced anything or in any way deserve to be rich. In the last year before the crash, the financial industry captured 40% of all U.S. corporate profits. For what? Destroying the economy and the livelihoods of millions of honest workers. They too deserve firing squads, not the mansions and yachts they continue to enjoy while millions of honest workers feed their kids with food stamps because there’s no work in this destroyed economy.

    The incentives are all screwed up. The tax code punishes work and rewards those who excel at financial manipulation. Executives get compensated for failure, and the bigger the failure, the more their captive boards of directors pay them. What we need is better legal remedies for shareholders against incompetent directors and executives. In China, a lot of the people running our publicly-held companies would be shot. I’m not kidding — they shoot people for a lot less than the screwups you routinely see in Corporate America today.

    Hell, you look at today’s U.S. economy, and if the Chinese had that in their country, the firing squads would be working seven days a week. They don’t take the kind of shit we’re
    routinely expected to put up with.

    Well, I say things have gone too far, and it’s high time that fuckups who lose money for their companies and cost workers their jobs get CANNED. U.S. companies need to re-learn how to FIRE people who FAIL in their jobs, starting at the top and working down. Here’s how you do it.

    A manager and two security guys go to the Offender’s office. The grim-faced manager tells the Offender, in an emotionless tone of voice, that his services are no longer needed and he has 20 minutes to clear his personal belongings out of his desk. Then walks out. A security guard hands the Offender an empty cardboard box and stands there watching as the Offender packs his personal belonging to make sure the Offender doesn’t take any Company Property. The Offender is informed that all pencils, pens, and Post-Its in the Offender’s desk are to remain in the desk, for use by the next occupant of the Offender’s office, unless the Offender can produce receipts proving that the Offender purchased those items with his personal funds (which, of course, he cannot because the Company purchased those items and therefore they are Company Property). After the Offender’s desk has disgorged the Offender’s personal items into the cardboard box, the Offender is escorted out of the building by Security and informed that he is not to set foot on Company Premises or the police will be called if he does. The Offender gets in his car, exits the parking lot, and goes into exile.

    That’s how you’re supposed to fire someone. Then, he goes and applies for unemployment benefits, and gets them, because in this country stupidity, failure, and incompetence are not legal reasons to deny someone their unemployment benefits.

    We Americans are not mean to each other. We don’t let children starve just because their fathers are stupid fuckups. If you’re a stupid fuckup who ran a good company into the ground and cost honest workers their jobs, all we ask you to do is live on $350 a week of unemployment benefits — like the unemployed workers have to do. If it were up to me, you’d get a firing squad, but nobody listens to me.

    Man, I love good French brandy, and my writing gets better after about half a bottle of the stuff.

    P.S.: I didn’t buy the French brandy with my stock market winnings — I never spend that money, I reinvest it. I bought the French brandy with my Social Security money. Some senior citizens spend their Social Security in bingo parlors, but I prefer to spend mine in state liquor stores. Oh, and btw, I’m gonna vote against that liquor privatization initiative because I want my liquor money to go for supporting schools instead of into some rich convenience chain CEO’s yacht acquisition account.

  80. 103

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    P.P.S.: I like yachts, or at least wooden sailboats, although I don’t own one — yet. Maybe someday. I “invest” like a Republican so I can live like a Republican someday. I think it’s a crime that Republicans own all the pretty boats. A previously undisclosed fact about Roger Rabbit is that I’m a HUGE fan of classic wood sailboats. I have a very large collection of classic books about wooden sailboats and I know how to build and repair them. I’ve actually built a number of small wooden boats. I (heart) boats like this one and would (heart) to have one.

    Sure they’re a hole in the water into which you pour money. But still … how can you not love them? More than your wife even … er, never mind, forget I said that … oh shit, I just remembered I’ve got an important meeting in Idaho and need to leave this burrow right now —

    [clanging noise]

  81. 104

    Mrs. Rabbit spews:

    My husband isn’t sailing anywhere. The only place he’s going is Urgent Care. Trust me on this. I lose more frying pans this way — they’re no good after they have a big dent in the bottom because then they don’t sit level on the burner and the eggs slide off to the sides and cook unevenly. But whenever my frying pan gets a ding in it, I just buy a new one, and take it out of Roger’s allowance.

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    93. kissmyderierreleftys spews:

    montana “friendo”??
    wtf r u talking about dumby?

    10/09/2011 at 9:11 pm

    Why doesn’t this asswipe just go back to being “Mr. Cynical”…he’s not fooling ANYBODY.