by Darryl, 02/25/2011, 11:21 PM

Newsy: Texas bill aims for guns on college campuses.

Young Turks: Nutcase Republican proposes to outlaw miscarriages. Punishable by death penalty:

Liberal Viewer: FAUX News hates trains?

Cenk: Town hall death threat against Obama.

Revolution in the Mideast:

Rahm wins.

Glenn Beck’s insane rant: Wisconsin Unions, Muslim Brotherhood, Google, all part of New World Order (via TalkingPointsMemo).

Maddow: The Kansas terrorists known as Operation Rescue.

Newsy: Justice Thomas goes silent for five years.

Greenman: What the ice cores tell us, and how deniers distort it:

Anderson Cooper advises Christine O’Donnell on Dancing With The Stars.

Young Turks: Defending the crusades, Santorum style.

The Big Week in Gay Issues:

Ann Telnaes: House GOP cuts 61 billion from discretionary spending.

Pap: Democrats should abandon the South.

O’Donnell: Glenn Beck apologizes to Jews.

ONN: Obama denies accusations he does not love his dog.

Revoltion in the Midwest:

ONN Radio News: KKK member struggles to blame blacks for his hangover.

Young Turks: Newt gets called out by student over his hypocrisy.

The White House: West Wing Week.

Sam Seder: Stupid states do stupid things.

Rep. Pelosi goes after Republicans over health care repeal for special interests. (via TalkingPointsMemo).

Cenk: Gov. Mitch Daniels’ (R-IN) double standards.
Anderson Cooper advises Christine O’Donnell on Dancing With The Stars.

ONN: al Qaeda attacks internet with photo of adorable piglet:

Maddow: Wall Street says G.O.P. budget is disastrous.

Thom with The Good, The Bad, and the Very, Very Ugly.

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

52 Responses to “Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!”

1. Roger Rabbit spews:

Can there be any doubt left that Republicans intend to subject Americans to a hideous regime rivaling that of Stalin?

2. ld spews:

Want to talk about Budgets…3.7 Trillion in spending,taking in 2.l trillion. If Turds could fly this one might make it off the ground…

But I doubt it..

3. Roger Rabbit spews:

@2 That pretty much sums up my feelings about Republicans when they were spending us into the ground.

4. Roger Rabbit spews:

@2 It wasn’t Democrats who used taxpayer funds to pay Blackwater mercenaries $150,000 a year or pay Halliburton $110 for each case of Coca-Cola delivered to our troops in Iraq.

It wasn’t Democrats who spent $2 trillion and 4,000+ American lives on a war we didn’t have to fight against a country that didn’t have WMDs.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

@2 Hypocritical liars like you nauseate rabbits like me. Really. You guys make me vomit. In large capital letters: FUCK YOU and the GOAT you rode in on.

6. Roger Rabbit spews:

Republicans don’t negotiate, so I don’t see why we should. We should stomp them into the dirt. If Wisconsin Republicans succeed in jamming through their union-busting legislation, Wisconsin workers should respond to that with a general strike. Just shut the fucking state down. Close its schools, government offices, and factories. Let the fucking Republicans starve. Boycott and bankrupt their businesses. Let them eat dirt like the poor people of Haiti.*

* Just kidding! This is all a wingnut joke, a la Ann Coulter.

7. Roger Rabbit spews:

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Moammar Ghaddafi, one of the world’s more odious dictators, has unleashed his military on unarmed civilian protesters like the fucking coward he is:

“‘In the whole western area, airplanes are used to bombard people from a low altitude,’ al-Hasy said. ‘They don’t use bombs but machine guns so they don’t leave any trace. I heard of 2,000 killed in Tripoli and 3,000 injured. Bodies and injured are hidden in stores, many of which are incinerated.’

“An accurate accounting of the number of deaths and injured is nearly impossible because of a blackout on communications. Press estimates vary greatly, from a few thousand to tens of thousands. The death toll might have been far worse if members of the Libyan military had not disobeyed orders. Jets, helicopters and warships have landed in Malta after soldiers refused to massacre fellow Libyans.

“‘The whole army is against Gadhafi now,’ al-Hasy said, speaking from the Egyptian border. ‘All he has left is his own tribe and some mercenaries from Chad, Mali and Niger who are using advanced weapons provided by the U.K. and France.’”

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/25/gadhafis-grip-on-military-and-media-gives-cover-to-atrocities/

Roger Rabbit Commentary: Now why the fuck do the so-called western “democracies” sell weapons to guys like Ghaddafi? If that’s because of foreign policy then those countries need a new foreign policy. If it’s merely because of profit motive — capitalism — then all I can say is, if capitalism thinks it’s okay to arm guys like Ghaddafi in the name of profit, then capitalism sucks and needs to be replaced with something else.

8. Roger Rabbit spews:

I don’t think Ghaddafi should be given sanctuary in a neutral country. I think the Libyan mobs should fucking kill him.

9. Roger Rabbit spews:

Any dictator who uses his military forces to kill his own citizens should end up dead. Every single one of the world’s dictators should get this message: If you send troops into the streets and order them to fire on unarmed protesters you’re gonna be dead.

And I also think that any U.S. governor who orders National Guard troops to fire on unarmed protesters against anti-labor legislation should be handed over the The Hague to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity.

10. Roger Rabbit spews:

That mouthy Indiana ex-deputy attorney general who advocated using “deadly force” and “lvie ammunition” against the Wisconsin labor-rights demonstrators should be stripped of his license to practice law and never allowed to work in the legal profession again. We don’t need “lawyers” like him. The legal profession is about the rule of law, not the law of the jungle.

11. Deathfrogg spews:

@ RR

The US Air Force is already set up for that here. If you are a “liberal” or an atheist, you are not allowed promotions or even access to certain specialties. The USAF Academy is completely controlled by Dominionist Evangelical Christians who espouse a very hard right wing agenda. If you announce your atheism so a higher ranking cadet, you are subjected to harassment, stripped of rank and classes until you leave voluntarily or they find a reason to drum you out of the Corps.

There was an Air Force “Prayer Breakfast” that was onsensibly voluntary for cadets to attend, but those cadets were told they would be gigged and sanctioned by superior cadets if they did not attend. The primary speaker was a man named Clebe McClary, a former FLt in the USMC, wounded in Vietnam and Silver Star vet.

Notice he’s wearing a Nazi uniform.

12. ld spews:

Hows that PERS 1 Pension doing Roger

The much-too-generous Plan 1 funds, which were closed to new members in 1977 and were underfunded by about $7 billion as of June 30, 2009.

Underfunded, how could that be, Roger told us he paid for the whole enchalada!

WRONG

13. ld spews:

Pers Plan 1 (The one that is in the hole (7 Billion) or in other words FLAT BROKE is paying out 60% of his salary for the rest of his life.

No tell me, in this day and age of 0% interest in banks, 1% in CD’s etc, how these funds are going to keep from going busted.

Please I gotta hear the lefts jabber on this…

14. ld spews:

WI is coming to a Public Unions benefit plan near you SOON!

15. ld spews:

Do Maddow or the Democrats know what a Ponzi scheme is:

A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors, not from any actual profit earned by the organization, but from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors. The Ponzi scheme usually entices new investors by offering returns other investments cannot guarantee, in the form of short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent. The perpetuation of the returns that a Ponzi scheme advertises and pays requires an ever-increasing flow of money from investors to keep the scheme going.

The system is destined to collapse because the earnings, if any, are less than the payments to investors. Usually, the scheme is interrupted by legal authorities before it collapses because a Ponzi scheme is suspected or because the promoter is selling unregistered securities. As more investors become involved, the likelihood of the scheme coming to the attention of authorities increases. While the system eventually will collapse under its own weight, the example of Bernard Madoff’s investment scandal demonstrates the ability of a Ponzi scheme to delude both individual and institutional investors as well as securities authorities for long periods: Madoff’s variant of the Ponzi scheme stands as the largest financial investor fraud committed by a single person in history. Prosecutors estimate losses at Madoff’s hand totaling roughly $21 billion, as estimated by the money invested by his victims. If the promised returns are added, the losses amount to $64.8 billion, but a New York court dismissed this estimation method during the Madoff trial.

The scheme is named after Charles Ponzi[1] who became notorious for using the technique in early 1920. Ponzi did not invent the scheme (for example Charles Dickens’ 1857 novel Little Dorrit described such a scheme decades before Ponzi was born), but his operation took in so much money that it was the first to become known throughout the United States. Ponzi’s original scheme was based on the arbitrage of international reply coupons for postage stamps, however he soon diverted investors’ money to support payments to earlier investors and himself.

Knowingly entering a Ponzi scheme, even at the last round of the scheme, can be rational economically if there is a reasonable expectation that government or other person or organisation will bail out those

I’d say the Democrats system is destined for collapse under it’s own debt load!

16. Liberal Scientist spews:

@15
That a very interesting concise history of the Ponzi scheme, cribbed entirely from Wikipedia here.

I love Wikipedia and use it all the time here, but with attribution, dickhead. What you’ve done is plagiarism and is dishonest and unethical.

Your bigger point, of course, is dishonest and inaccurate as well. But please, go on and educate us about interest rates and long-term investments and such, and how paying pensions is a Ponzi scheme, we find you so illuminating.

17. ld spews:

So it is inaccurate to say that since the Government has borrowed and spent all of the Social Security surpluses, and now they say it is broke, that it is now a Ponzi scheme, since it less people are donating and more people are taking out.

Isn’t that exactly what a Ponzi scheme is:

How is Social Security going to survive if the Government has pissed away all of its reserves?

18. Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

How is Social Security going to survive if the Government has pissed away all of its reserves?

By sucking every last resource, money and otherwise, out of you — until you are a lifeless, brittle husk.

19. Blue John spews:

Until Id starts acting like one of the adults in the room, and starts listening as well as yammering, I don’t see a reason to read his posts.

20. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 17

Why don’t you ask yourhandlers at teh GOP national party headquarters?

Reagan was the first to borrow heavily against SS funds to pay for his tax cuts to the highest income earners. As was GWH Bush. Clinton got in and some of that was repaid, or was set up to be repaid, but then we got in Dubbya, who promptly dropped the repayment scheme in the first days of his office and set up another massive bond issuance based on social security trust fund.

Bonds that were exclusively issued for sale through his Kuwaiti and Saudi banking buddies at Chase and Citibank.

Your hero, the man with that spooged up picture on your bathroom ceiling got the ball rolling on that scam, chum.

21. Deathfrogg spews:

Jesus Noodles, I’m arguing with a Bot.

Gotta quit sleeping in so late, it makes me loopy.

22. Politically Incorrect spews:

Here’s an idea – why not sell-off some assets? That’s what people who are having financial difficulties do. How about the State of Wisconsin or Washington or even our federal government sell-off some assets to close the budget gap?

What about all that gold sitting in Ft. Know? Why can’t the fed take advantage of the high price of gold and sell the stuff to close the budget gap? After all, the gold isn’t used to back money, so it’s just sitting there in Ft. Knox collecting dust. If we could sell a billion ounces at $1,400 per ounce, we wouldn’t need to raise the debt limit. Both the Dems and Reps wold be happy. Why not do it?

Wisconsin, California, Illinois and all the rest of the states having deficit problems should consider selling-off stuff to pay for the government pensions and health care programs.

23. Politically Incorrect spews:

That should read Ft. Knox above. Early morning typing…

24. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 22 PI

Doesn’t it occur to you that the price is high because there are other new customers in China and India that are buying it up? Not just banks, but the electronics industry, the jewelry industry, and the actual market price may be massively overinflated, meaning the price is just a phony bubble anyway.

There is also some question about how much gold there actually is left in Ft Knox. The first Bush administration closed it off in March 1989, and wouldn’t let anyone even go in to take pictures. All “open safe” tours were halted.

And besides, thats what the whole derivative scam is all about, selling off American “assets” to foreign banks to manufacture the appearance of cash flow and liquidity. The banks are sitting pretty right now. They are holding Trillions in electronic cash, and they are hoarding it. They’ve all been bailed out, and the Banking cartels in Texas and New York and Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are just waiting for that proper moment to spill the whole kit n caboodle back on the market.

They’ve been working, deliberately, to collapse the US economy, and those of other countries, so they can buy it out after it all goes to shit. The GOP and their allies in the Democratic party has been their primary instrument in making this happen. It is very deliberate.

They already own you, man.

25. Don Joe spews:

@ 22

Here’s an idea – why not sell-off some assets?

Because the budget problems, at both the state and national level, are not one-time shortfalls. You have to look at budget trends.

Here’s a report from a conservative think tank in Wisconsin:

The “Big Four” programs are school aids (including school-related tax credits), Medical Assistance, the University of Wisconsin System, and corrections programs. Over the past 10 years, annual general fund spending on these programs has grown at annual rates of 3.7% (school aids), 7.9% (Medical Assistance), 2.6% (the UW System), and 6.2% (corrections programs).

Note that the two biggest items are prisons and the combined effects of an aging population and soaring medical costs. Selling assets solves neither of those problems, which means we’d be right back at the same place when it comes time to work out the budget for the next biennium.

Note, also, that the single, most effective measure taken to address the issue of medical costs over the past 10 years was the PPACA: the law that Republicans want to gut solely for political reasons.

Time to get your head out of your ass, squirt. Republicans haven’t a fucking clue as to how to fix our budget problems both at the state and the national level.

26. ld spews:

I can sure as H tell you that you cannot come up with a budget of 3.7 Trillion, when you are only taking in 2.1 trillion. That isn’t rocket science to except to an idiot like Obama.

27. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 26
Your shit is getting old man.

Go imitate Glen Beck somewhere else. You bore me.

28. Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

Blue John / Deathfrogg:

Your hunch that there is coordinated trolling is not just a hunch:

Corporate-Funded Online ‘Astroturfing’ Is More Advanced and More Automated Than You Might Think
Every month more evidence piles up, suggesting that online comment threads and forums are being hijacked by people who aren’t what they seem to be.

29. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 28

Yeah, read that.
The RFP is here.

Again. The Air Force.

Worked great for the Germans. Gotta have something for the Airedales to justify increasing their budget every year. They still have to hire the same level of imbeciles the Marines, Navy and Army do.

If they can afford to buy psyop type propaganda software, and use it against the citizenry, their budget is way too high. If their aim is to manipulate domestic perceptions, their purpose is counter to that of the safety and security of the United States. And therefore, an enemy.

30. Blue John spews:

Here’s an idea – why not sell-off some assets? That’s what people who are having financial difficulties do. How about the State of Wisconsin or Washington or even our federal government sell-off some assets to close the budget gap?

That seems like a horrible idea.

Hey, why not sell the local power plant to the Koch brothers with no other bids?
Would that be like Arizona selling the STATE capitol to a private company and then leasing it?
Would that be like Indiana selling it’s toll ROADS to foreign companies.

There are very few think I can think of that would be a wise long term thing to sell.

31. Roger Rabbit spews:

@12 They didn’t put my pension money in a freezer, they invested it, blockhead!!! So how do you think investments did after Republican irresponsibility collapsed the economy? Gawd, you are stupid.

32. Roger Rabbit spews:

@13 Well, one way they can pay my pension is this: I’ve had an IRA for 30 years and the money I put in it is worth 14 times as much now.

33. Roger Rabbit spews:

@16 What has “Id” ever posted here that wasn’t dishonest and unethical?

34. Roger Rabbit spews:

The latest rightwing meme is that contracts aren’t worth the paper they’re written on and can be torn up at will. Remember that the next time you’re tempted to do business with their businesses.

35. Roger Rabbit spews:

@17 By your reasoning, every mortgage, car loan, business loan, commodity future, stock put or call, and commercial paper on earth is a “Ponzi scheme.”

36. Roger Rabbit spews:

So, if a schoolkid borrows lunch money from his buddy and gives him an IOU for it, he should be prosecuted and thrown in jail for running a Ponzi scheme.

37. Roger Rabbit spews:

@24 Yeah, but history shows us that every time manipulators aggregate all of a country’s wealth to themselves, revolutions have a way of redistributing it back to the people they stole it from. See, e.g., Libya.

38. YLB spews:

The ld(iot) is our own resident Koch-dispenser…

39. helpmerhonda spews:

young murderer who got away with a wrist slap for murdering the tubaman is back in jail again.

A King County District Court judge found probable cause Wednesday to hold an 18-year-old for investigation of first-degree rendering criminal assistance in connection with an alleged armed robbery early Tuesday in Seattle’s Central Area.

Billy Chambers — who was one of three juveniles convicted in 2008 for killing popular street musician Ed “Tuba Man” McMichael — originally was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of armed robbery, according to jail records.

this shows what no justice for young murderers leads to, reoffending. he’ll get another wrist slap because obviously all his actions are someone elses fault.

40. Deathfrogg spews:

@ 39

Not necessarily. He’s 18 now. Possibly eligible for “Three Strikes”. Certainly a low intelligence character who won’t learn.

Kid could spend the rest of his life in a cage where he belongs. It’s too bad we can’t use hard labor as a sentence anymore. That way we’d be getting something for the lifetime of care and feeding he’s going to be getting.

41. LD spews:

Roger,

If these public sector Pesr 1 pension funds we so wisely invested (as you state based on your own IRA) why in 2009 wat the Washington state Pers 1 plan 7 Billion in the red in 2009 (god know how deep a hole it is in now) and nation wide these public sector pension funds are Trillions in the whole.

Where’s this pile of red ink going to lead if it is not MAJOR CUTBACKS TO PUBLIC SECTOR PENSIONS?

42. Blue John spews:

Which is worse?

One of Tuba Man’s killers not getting a stiff sentance, or this guy being wrongly convicted and serving 21 years for a crime he didn’t do, because of sloppy police work?

http://www.citylimits.org/news/articles/2116/the-courage-of-his-conviction

43. 11" of swinging Max spews:

wow…I sure am glad Mayor Mike McFucktwit has declared that seattle will have a “drunk derelict indian day” in honor or John Williams.

Seriously? Are you really serious?

Its an unfortunate tragedy that Williams was shot, he certainly didnt deserve it….BUT, now we are going to have a day for him? A day for a drunk that lived off of taxpayers and had HUNDREDS of run ins with police for basicaly living like a piece of shit?

HEY MIKE! how about you pull your head out of your ass and have a special day for each soldier from seattle who is killed in iraq or afghan?

sorry, but Im gonna skip on celebrating the life of a drunk ass POS who had the unfortunate luck to get shot.

fuck that….and fuck you Mayor Mike Mcstupidshit….fucking asshole.

44. 11" of swinging Max spews:

@42

and you are comparing the two why?

Those three “humans”(and they are barely that) that killed tubaman should be in jail forever.

45. 11" of swinging Max spews:

@38

koch brothers! bawk bawk! koch brothers! bawk bawk!

46. 11" of swinging Max spews:

@1

nazi-boy roger rabbit is high on drugs again.

now he thinks the GOP is akin to stalin..LMFAO

no wonder you cant practice law anymore.

47. Rujax! spews:

The Collected Wisdom and Wit of Max:

…oh, never mind.

48. Blue John spews:

Wow. Max, you are an unpleasant and very disturbed person. I hope you are able to get help.

49. Politically Incorrect spews:

If there’s no gold stored in Ft. Knox, we should find out about it. How about an independent audit to prove the government isn’t lying to us?

Of course, if the gold is gone from Ft. Knox, we want to know where it went and why. Also, the Federal Reserve has a bunch of gold, so we could direct it to liquidate its holdings so we can pay-off some of these debts.

Yes, I realize it’s a systemic problem, but we’ve first got to start the breathing and stop the bleeding to start saving the patient. Withdraw entirely from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Stop spending money on running an empire we can’t afford. Let the rest of the world handle its problems without the US for a change.

50. Politically Incorrect spews:

Oh, don’t forget – there’s land that the Feds own that could be sold, too, to raise money.

51. 11" of swinging Max spews:

@48

You must have voted for Mike Mcouttatouch.

Maybe you can drink a fifth of Scope and chase it with some Mad Dog 2020 in honor of homeless drunkard day….maybe top it off with spitting on a few returning soldiers just for fun too..

52. YLB spews:

Pretty early in the day for tehchickenshit to be hitting the sauce.