Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

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

Alyona’s Fireside Chat: SOPA, bought and paid for: .

Senior citizens rap video: Scrap the cap.

Alyona’s Tool Time: Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) wants abstinence only education!

The Republican Primary Asylum:

Patriotic Millionaires meet with Grover Norquist.

Alyona’s Tool Time: Rep. Bachus to combat insider Trading!? WTF?

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

Thanks Bank of America!

Greenman: Lone Star State of drought.

Alyona: National voter intimidation campaign.

Roger Ailes is Worst Person in the World.

U.S.A. Occupied:

Alyona: Do-it-yourself video drones.

White House: West Wing Week.

Gloria Cain is Worst Person in the World.

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

Comments

  1. 2

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 You’re imagining things. Nobody yearns for the Soviet Union. The USSR was a criminal enterprise. Today’s Russia is a gangster society. Did you know that Russia is losing population? Do you need to be told why? Anyone who can get out of that country is already gone. Sorry, but snarky inuendo attempting to equate liberals with Sovietism won’t cut it on any blog where the average IQ is above 5. Slither back to wherever you came from.

  2. 3

    spews:

    1 – Translation: When an eyepiece was placed in my navel so I could see, my right wing mommy and daddy made sure my first memory would be Ronnie Raygun yip yapping about teh Soviet Menace. Been playing the Joe Stalin card daily ever since.

  3. 7

    Michael spews:

    @6
    When you use pepper spray on someone that’s not a threat to anyone it’s an oh noes, indeed. When someone who’s mouth you’ve forced open and sprayed pepper spray directly down their throat is coughing up blood 45 minutes after being sprayed it’s an oh noes. When California tax payers have to shell out a few million bucks to settle the lawsuits that are sure to come from this it’s an oh noes. When you’re police force loses it’s legitimacy and protestors start lighting fires, throwing bricks, and shooting guns it’s an oh noes.

  4. 11

    woopdedoo spews:

    Don’t act like spoiled, no-nothing little douche-bags and you won’t get pepper sprayed…simple.

  5. 12

    spews:

    sat on the ground earns $100,000 a year

    Heh. Love to see the ld/LD/yd(iot) crap his pants over this overpaid civil servant and public employees union member.

  6. 13

    Michael spews:

    @11

    Sorry, it’s not that simple.

    We’ve seen protests all over the country where people who didn’t want to disperse were arrested w/o the use of pepper spray. I doubt that the officers who forced open a protestors mouth and sprayed pepper spray directly into his lungs were following policy.

    We get that you don’t care and that you get off on watching violence on your computer screen. Luckily most of the world isn’t as sick and fucked up as you. Right now that UC Davis clip is the top hit on Google News and is front page news all over the world. Unlike you, the rest of the world is horrified.

    You might want to get some help. Meds and therapy can do wonders.

  7. 14

    spews:

    no-nothing

    Excuse me isn’t it “[k]no[w]-nothing”???

    One would think right wing dings would “know” better..

    too funny..

  8. 16

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @15 Michael, while the UC Davis Chancellor has subsequently called for a task force to investigate what happened, the petition calling for the Chancellor’s removal nails it:

    This is what happened. You are responsible for it.

  9. 17

    Michael spews:

    More video from UC Davis.

    This video’s cropped pretty close, but you can see that there’s not a single cop looking up at the balcony or window where the person with the video camera is. What if someone up there got pissed and decided to throw a chair?

    Pretty bad call by the campus cops.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  10. 18

    OcuPieEvertinG! spews:

    eVerbudy sHud occupi evErtinG! waiv yer SineS an fite DuH ZeOONazE JoooS! Bloc duh RooDs an pervant yOu are felu citisens Ferm Goeng abut der daly livs!

    PeePer sprae arnt notinG!

  11. 19

    SeattleShmeattle spews:

    “What if someone up there got pissed and decided to throw a chair?”

    Hopefully they would get a helping of pepper spray with a side of hickory.

  12. 23

    Michael spews:

    According to UC Davis police chief Annette Spicuzza, the students were surrounding police officers as they sat in their tightly-linked circle. “They were cutting the officers off from their support,” Spicuzza told the Sacramento Bee. “It’s a very volatile situation.”

    Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/.....z1eCZSjFnD

    Those are some shitty ass trained cops you got then, chief.

  13. 26

    Michael spews:

    Hey, someone remind me again why us liberals stick up for police when city and county budget cuts come around?

  14. 27

    proud leftist spews:

    Our trolls’ comments today concerning the police action at UC Davis are quit eye-opening. Isn’t it the Teabaggers who claim to adore the Constitution and uphold its every provision? Why, in fact, does the Right hate freedom so much? Is it the messiness of freedom (and democracy)? Or is it that the Right is composed of scared motherfuckers who fear whatever it is that lies outside their doors?

  15. 28

    Michael spews:

    @27
    According to the righties, when college students riot because their favorite football coach go fired they were misguided youths, who didn’t need so much as a fine. But, when college students peacefully assemble to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, the righties go nuts and want the kids hosed down. Nice.

  16. 29

    Michael spews:

    The UC Davis police chief is doubling down on the stupid, btw. She keeps claiming that the officers were trying to exit the area and the students had cut them off and weren’t allowing the officers to leave. The video clearly shows that none of that’s true.

    In this video, you can see officers on both sides of the seated protestors and a squad car in the back ground.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v....._embedded#!

    That police chief needs to go.

  17. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @7 “When someone who’s mouth you’ve forced open and sprayed pepper spray directly down their throat is coughing up blood 45 minutes after being sprayed it’s an oh noes.”

    It’s also a potential million-dollar legal judgment if that person ends up with permanent injuries.

  18. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 Yes, that would be a typical response from a simpleton like you who sees the world in terms of white hats and black hats, was endowed with no capacity for judgment, and has no compassion for your fellow human beings. And you wonder why we have no respect for you rightwing morans (sic)?

  19. 35

    spews:

    Congrats to Baylor! First time defeat of Oklahoma.. That last touchdown was as clutch a play as I’ve ever seen..

    Wow. RG3 – a star is born.

  20. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit News Quiz

    Here’s a brain teaser for you trolls. Let’s start with a news quote:

    “Driven skyward by deep tax cuts, two foreign wars, a financial crisis and the start of a severe recession, all during President George W. Bush’s administration, the nation’s debt has only expanded under President Barack Obama. The annual budget deficit, pegged to be $1.3 trillion this year, has fallen slightly under Obama. But the tax code is still riddled with revenue-reducing loopholes and sharply higher Medicare spending looms ahead as the baby boom ages, painting a dire long-term U.S. fiscal picture.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45....._politics/

    Did you read that (or have your mommy read it to you)? Good! This quiz is a real toughie, so put on your thinking caps. Ready? 1 … 2 … 3 … GO!!!

    Question 1: Deep tax cuts, two foreign wars, a financial crisis and the start of a severe recession, all during President George W. Bush’s administration, are Obama’s fault.

    [ ] True
    [ ] False

    Question 2: Revenue-reducing loopholes riddling the tax code are caused by too much spending.

    [ ] True
    [ ] False

    Question 3: Obama is to blame for the aging of baby boomers.

    [ ] True
    [ ] False

    Queston 4: Obama is causing the annual budget deficit, which has fallen slightly under his administration, to keep going up.

    [ ] True
    [ ] False

    Question 5: The dire long-term fiscal picture caused by revenue-reducing tax loopholes and sharply higher Medicare spending is due to Obamacare.

    [ ] True
    [ ] False

    Answer Key:

    If you answered “True” to any question, you’re a moron. If you answered “True” to all the questions, you’re an eggplant.

  21. 38

    Partyin' Hard spews:

    To #6, 11, 18, 19 & 21: Imagine your liberal son/daughter/brother/sister (we all have at least one) coming to you looking roughed up, eyes swollen and red from the pepper spray. Imagine them telling you a story of being attacked by the police while at an otherwise peaceful protest. Do you use that opportunity to scold them, and give the police an attaboy for setting your idiot kid straight? Or do you find yourself wanting to go after the cop who stepped so far out of line?

    These are all somebody’s kids. And there’s a good chance their parents don’t agree with what they’re doing anymore than you do. But I doubt many of these parents are rushing to the defense of the cops right about now.

    It’s perfectly normal to disagree with the politics of these protesters. But some of you are taking it to such an extreme that you’re excusing (and even encouraging) physical violence against these guys. If you can’t see what’s wrong with that, then you have bugger things to worry about than whether or not some parks are being properly maintained.

    Take it down a notch and try acting like human beings for a while. You’re making the rest of us look bad.

  22. 39

    Liberal Scientist thinks that concentrated power and wealth should be met with suspicion, not adoration spews:

    These are all somebody’s kids.

    Who are putting their bodies on the line to rage against injustice.

    It makes it hard for the narrative about OCCUPY being all a bunch of degenerate thieves and rapists and drug addicts shitting on police cars to still ring true (for the unquestioning consumers of corporate ‘news’) when they see their kids, and their kids’ teachers, being assaulted by Imperial Storm Troopers.

  23. 41

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    @40 naive,

    Your comment seems to come from the perspective of one who often talks to him/herself.

  24. 42

    Michael spews:

    Here’s student response to watching their fellow students get pepper sprayed and hit by the people who are supposed to help keep them safe.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetw.....t-uc-davis

    It’s a far cry from the students who ran-riot after their football coach was fired for not dealing with a pedophile on his coaching staff.

  25. 43

    spews:

    40. I see naive people… spews:

    “…to rage against injustice.”

    LOL, you keep telling yourself that.

    11/20/2011 at 9:31 am

    The emperor max-minidick wants everybody to “GET OFF HIS LAWN”!

    Go! Shoo! Now!!!

  26. 44

    Michael spews:

    (CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO – Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in pepper-spraying seated protesters are being placed on administrative leave as the chancellor of the school accelerates the investigation into the incident.
    UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on Sunday said she has been inundated with reaction over the incident, in which an officer dispassionately fires pepper spray on a line of sitting demonstrators.

    That, of course, should read:
    Two University of California, Davis police officers who assaulted students are being placed on administrative leave as the chancellor of the school accelerates her futile attempt to keep her job.

  27. 45

    Michael spews:

    Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department’s use of force guidelines, said pepper spray is a “compliance tool” that can be used on subjects who do not resist, and is preferable to simply lifting protesters.

    “When you start picking up human bodies, you risk hurting them,” Kelly said. “Bodies don’t have handles on them.”

    After the students were pepper sprayed they still had to lift them and I’ve been watching all sorts of folks in similar cases around the nation who were not pepper sprayed get arrested and hauled away.

    After reviewing the video, Kelly said he observed at least two cases of “active resistance” from protesters. In one instance, a woman pulls her arm back from an officer. In the second instance, a protester curls into a ball. Each of those actions could have warranted more force, including baton strikes and pressure-point techniques.

    Yes, they could have, but there was no need. No one was harming anyone or at risk of harming anyone.

    “What I’m looking at is fairly standard police procedure,” Kelly said.

    If that’s standard police procedure, than how come there’s video of police all over the country behaving differently? If it truly is “standard police procedure” it’s probably time to change the procedures.

    Could a young woman who’s been sexually assaulted or raped go to those officers for help without fear? I’m not a young woman, so I’ll just leave that as a question.

    Charles J. Kelly, a former Baltimore Police Department lieutenant who wrote the department’s use of force guidelines

    Why are police writing their own use of force rules?

    And let’s not forget the students were guilty of the heinous crime of sitting in the middle of a side walk. The police could have left, the kids would have sat their for an hour got bored, got up and left on their own.

  28. 46

    spews:

    At the fair, Haney ran into her next-door neighbor, Beth Voyles, 54, a horse trainer and dog breeder, who signed the lease with Haney in 2008. She told Haney that her 11 /2-year-old boxer, Cummins, had just died. Voyles thought that he was poisoned. She saw the dog drinking repeatedly from a puddle of road runoff, and she thought that the water the gas company used to wet down the roads probably had antifreeze in it. “We do not use ethylene glycol in the fracking process,” Matt Pitzarella of Range Resources told me. He also said that the dog’s veterinarian couldn’t confirm the dog had been poisoned and that another possible cause of death was cancer.

    A month later, Haney’s dog, Hunter, also died suddenly. Soon after, Voyles called Haney to tell her that her barrel horse, Jody, was dead. Lab results revealed a high level of toxicity in her liver. Voyles sent her animals’ test results to Range Resources. In response, Range Resources wrote to Voyles to say that, as the veterinarian indicated, the horse died of toxicity of the liver, not antifreeze poisoning. The company did acknowledge that the vet suspected the horse died of poisoning by heavy metals. Subsequent tests of the Voyleses’ water supply by Range Resources revealed no heavy metals.

    Voyles’s boxers began to abort litters of puppies; six were born with cleft palates. They died within hours. Others were born dead or without legs or hair. Unsure what to do, Voyles stored 15 of the puppies in her freezer. (Range Resources says it was never notified about the puppies.) By December, Boots, the grand-champion goat, aborted two babies. Haney had to put her down the day after Christmas.

    What was going on with the animals?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11.....nship.html

  29. 47

    spews:

    Haney says that Dr. Fox’s advice to her was unequivocal: “Get Harley out of that house right away. I don’t want him anywhere near there, even driving by, for 30 days.” So Haney took Harley to a friend’s house in Eighty-Four, a town named for the lumber company. She took her daughter to her parents’ house in Amity. Each day, she spent about four hours in the car shuttling the kids from school, to and from friends’ homes and driving to the farm to feed the animals, which were O.K. some days and vomiting or collapsing on others. Haney found a cousin willing to take her pigs, but she had nowhere to house the other animals, so they remained at the farm. She stayed home for less than an hour at a time, long enough to put a load of laundry into the washer. Every two days, she spent $50 on gas. Their farmhouse stood abandoned. “Our home has become a $300,000 cat mansion,” Haney said when I visited her in July.

    Haney is no left-leaning environmentalist; she is a self-proclaimed redneck who is proud to trace her roots here back at least 150 years. This is not the kind of fight she usually takes on. “I’m not going to sit back and let them make my kids sick,” she says. “People ask me why I don’t just move out, but where would I go? I can’t afford another mortgage, and if I default on this place, we will lose it. ”

    Same link as 46..

  30. 49

    spews:

    …@48…

    Scathing indictment…oh yeah.

    How ’bout THIS asshole:

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....via=blog_1

    Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 01:30 PM PST.

    Occupy the future or be occupied+*

    by Laurence LewisFollow for Daily Kos.

    Among the iconic images that have emerged from the Occupy movement have been several that perfectly encapsulate the arrogance and ugliness of the 1 percent and their lackeys, tools and fools. Who will ever forget the Wall Street insiders drinking champagne while both literally and figuratively sneering down their noses at the protesters, or Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen being carried bloodied from what the Oakland police and their allies had turned into a battlefield here at home, or the inflamed face of an elderly Seattle woman as she was helped to flee a police pepper spray attack, or a non-violent and unarmed young woman taking a full stream of pepper spray straight in the face during the crackdown in Portland? As many predicted, those who stand to lose if this nation begins to live up to its stated and increasingly mythical ideals of freedom and democracy and fairness and justice would not let this go on forever. It amused them. Then it annoyed them. Then they got scared. Then the truncheons were swung.

    The Occupy movement is entering a new phase, but it is not going away. When the powers that be come to terms with that reality, their responses will degenerate even further, and it remains incumbent upon all who want the Occupy movement to succeed that the movement itself remain non-violent, and that one of its prime goals be to attract and inspire ever greater numbers of supporters. The polls continue to show strong support for the economic goals of the Occupy movement, even as the politicians continue to wage their Shock Doctrine class warfare, and the movement must consider whether each planned action will inspire or alienate potential allies in the wider public. This is a time for determination, for principle and for clarity. The truth and the facts remain on the side of the Occupy movement, and supporters of the movement must ensure that they remain so.

    …and THIS, you shallow motherfucker:

    http://www.americablog.com/201.....smear.html

    Wall Street dumps money into smear campaign against Occupy movement

    By Chris in Paris on 11/20/2011 04:45:00 PM

    And this…

    http://thinkprogress.org/speci.....py-boston/

    Freezing Free Speech: Winter Tents Are ‘Contraband’ For Occupy Boston

    By Brad Johnson on Nov 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Occupy Boston after the October snowstorm
    Occupy Boston is one of the largest and best established occupations of the 99 Percent movement, in the city known as the Cradle of Liberty for its role in sparking the American Revolution. With a court order preventing the city of Boston from tearing down the encampment, the occupiers are planning to maintain their protest indefinitely at Dewey Square, in the heart of Boston’s financial district, in the shadow of the Federal Reserve and Smith Barney. Despite the temporary restraining order that finds that the Occupy Boston plaintiffs “have clearly met their burden of establishing that abridgment of their First Amendment rights would constitute irreparable harm,” the Boston Police Department is preventing the occupiers from winterizing their encampment.

    In the last few days, Boston police have blocked the occupiers from bringing in a winterized tent intended as a safe space for women, and have searched a truck for “contraband” tents and insulation materials. In an exchange that resembles a vaudeville comedy routine, a Boston police officer explains to activist Clark Stoekley why he searched the truck for “items we don’t want in the camp”:

    This fuck “ocho” (three guesses who the coward is) has no fucking clue what’s going on here.

  31. 50

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The University of California–Davis has placed two campus police officers who pepper-sprayed peaceful demonstrators on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.

    (Source: MSNBC)

  32. 51

    Michael spews:

    @48
    That even the wealthy folks in the finical services industries are saying the games rigged and are supporting OWS supports our side, not yours.

  33. 52

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    On the eve of the deficit talks’ collapse, here’s what Republicans have offered to rein in government borrowing over the next 10 years:

    Cut spending on Medicare and Medicaid, and hit the middle-class with $25 billion a year of tax hikes, while cutting the top tax rate on millionaires from 35% to 28%.

    When Democrats rejected that (wow! who wudda thunk!), Republicans to offered to eliminate $300 million a year of special tax breaks for corporate jet buyers in return for $543 billion of spending cuts that would fall heavily on health care for senior citizens and the poor.

    Not surprisingly, Democrats didn’t take that offer, either.

    While, I’ve got an offer for the GOPers: They can go fuck themselves while automatic spending cuts lop hundreds of billions dollars a year from the Pentagon’s profligate spending and raise taxes hundreds of billions of dollars a year by letting the Bush tax cuts expire.

  34. 53

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s now extremely obvious that Republicans aren’t serious about deficits or borrowing from China. They’re just grandstanding.

  35. 54

    Liberal Scientist thinks that concentrated power and wealth should be met with suspicion, not adoration spews:

    @44

    That, of course, should read:
    Two University of California, Davis police officers who assaulted students are being placed on administrative leave as the chancellor of the school accelerates her futile attempt to keep her job.

    No, that should read:

    That, of course, should read:

    Two University of California, Davis police officers who assaulted students have been arrested for assault, and the chancellor of the school has resigned her job.

  36. 55

    Michael spews:

    @53
    At this point the best thing the Republican’s on the super committee can do for America is lock them selves in a small room and fire up a hibachi*.

    *Not Anne Coulter wingnut humor. I fucking mean it.

  37. 56

    Michael spews:

    Gotta love the Bible Belt!

    http://www.news-leader.com/art.....dyssey=tab|topnews|text|News
    A top Webster Electric Cooperative official’s habit of watching pornography while on the job made the office environment so hostile, women began to refer to it in coded words and one complained to human resources, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

    The suit was filed Friday in Webster County Circuit Court. It names as defendants General Manager Thomas E. Houston, the utility itself, board member John William Greer and the remainder of the board. The plaintiff is J. Michelle Luebbert.

    An attorney for Houston vigorously denied the suit’s allegations; an attorney for the board issued a statement saying the board was investigating Luebbert’s claims.

    Luebbert, who worked at the cooperative since 2002, said in her suit that the board of directors fired her on Sept. 21, after she complained to them about Houston watching pornography in his office. Workers could see his screen through an open door. She was manager of accounting and finance at the time of the firing.

    “His viewing progressively became more frequent and active, the extent of which was pervasive, continuous and offensive,” her attorney Jay Kirksey wrote in the suit. The day before she was fired, the suit says, Luebbert “was offered a settlement if she would remain quiet as to Defendant Houston’s conduct.”

  38. 57

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Newt Gingrich’s response to young people peacefully protesting America’s income inequality after they were pepper-sprayed by rogue cops: “Go get a job after you take a bath.”

    http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nig...../#45378565

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Newt’s should talk — his dick has been in so many different places even his soap doesn’t want anything to do with him.

  39. 61

    Michael spews:

    When there’s 60,000 jobs and 200,000 people that need jobs it’s pretty hard to just go out and get a job. Add to that that there’s a skills imbalance, those people that need jobs don’t have the skills that the jobs that need filling require. I suppose they could go to school and get those skills, but the schools are all already full, people are broke so they can’t pay for school and Pell Grants are getting cut. Jobs, also, aren’t equally distributed everywhere and places where there used to be jobs, like rust belt cities or Vegas don’t have those jobs any more. People could move from where there aren’t jobs to where there are jobs, but like I said before people are broke and moving takes money. You also might need to sell your house in order to move. Good luck with that one.

    Given all that, I see no reason why people who simply shout “get a job” should be treated as credible. They should be heckled and lampooned.

  40. 62

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Now here’s an idea:

    “It isn’t often we’re privileged to witness the birth of a promising new cottage industry. But we can see it now: a thicket of shingles springing up across this broad and fertile land bearing the legend ‘Member of the U.S Congress and Investment Advisor.’

    “Enter the plain premises in an easily accessible location (a storefront will do very nicely) and you find yourself in a small waiting room adorned by a photograph of the well-fed congressperson hanging above the obligatory little table bearing a stack of his (or her) business cards containing the usual name, rank and serial number, plus the discreet informative description, ‘specialists in inside information.’

    “Now that the word is out and the poopulace is abuzz with the realization that our solons enjoy legal immunity for trading practices that normal human beings would find themselves in the hoosegow for indulging in, those crafty legislators can hasten to leverage their ill-gotten gains by inveigling the public to come along for a ride (for a suitable fee, of course).”

    Barron’s, 11/21/2011, p. 7

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I like it! If we must suffer a corrupt democracy, then we should get a piece of the action, too!

  41. 63

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Roger Rabbit Book Review

    Reinventing Collapse, Dmitry Orlov

    I spotted this book in the library. I haven’t read it yet, but it looks interesting. The author’s approach is to draw parallels between the collapse of the Soviet Union (which he witnessed) and the impending collapse of the U.S. I learned a new vocabulary term, too: Collapsitarianism.

    http://www.amazon.com/Reinvent.....038;sr=8-1

  42. 64

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    The article cited @62, by one of Barron’s weekly columnists, points out, “The world must add 80 million jobs over 2012 and 2013 just to get ack to where employment was in 2007.”

    If you don’t believe that’s possible, then Dmitry Orlov suggests you buy a sailboat and stuff it full of canned goods.

  43. 66

    Michael spews:

    @63
    Orlov’s an interesting guy. Reinventing Collapse has a lot of cool stuff about the collapse of the Soviet Union, but I thought he kinda missed the boat on the good old USA.

  44. 67

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @61 “Given all that, I see no reason why people who simply shout “get a job” should be treated as credible. They should be heckled and lampooned.”

    If they tried that b.s. in Greece they’d get street pavers thrown at them.

  45. 68

    I see naive people... spews:

    “young people peacefully protesting America’s income inequality”

    If we run that through the Bull Shit Translator, it comes out as “Aimless morons who love to get “high” off of causing a ruckus”.

  46. 70

    Michael spews:

    Grover Nordquist was just on the Tee-Vee talking about how he wants to get get rid of the modern welfare state and take us back to how it was in 1900 and I say fine, but if we’re bring back 1900 we’re bring back Emma Goldman, Joe Hill, and the anarchists (who’s first act would probably dynamiting Nordquist’s house) too. Nordquist is selling a fiction. In 1900 you had people blowing up factories, riots and President McKinley was shot in ’01. Let’s not go back there.

  47. 71

    spews:

    http://motherjones.com/politic.....hart-graph

    It’s the Inequality, Stupid

    Illustrations by Jason Schneider

    Eleven charts that explain what’s wrong with America.

    —By Dave Gilson and Carolyn Perot

    Young people of ALL ages are protesting income inequality in this country. The average age of protester arrested in downtown Seattle a few days ago was 50.

  48. 72

    spews:

    “Go get a job after you take a bath.”

    LOL! The jobs that they say Obama is not creating.

    Or rather the jobs the right wingers in the Congress are doing everything in their power to block Obama from creating.

  49. 73

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    You can tell Romney is desperate:

    “Mitt Romney, speaking in New Hampshire on Sunday, blamed President Obama for the failure, saying that he should have been more involved in pushing for a [deficit] deal. ‘He hasn’t had any role. He’s done nothing,’ Mr. Romney said. ‘This is another example of failed leadership.’”

    Uh no, it’s not:

    “But another committee member, Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts, said on ‘Meet the Press,’ that President Obama and White House budget officials ‘were asked to be hands off. The Republicans said, Don’t let Obama come into this, because if he does, it will make it political,’ Mr. Kerry said.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45.....ork_times/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I’ve heard monkeys screeching at the zoo who were less shrill than The Mittster.

  50. 74

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Okay, so the deficit talks collapsed (who wudda thunk?) because Republicans demanded cutting trillions from Social Security and Medicare (but not one penny from the Pentagon’s bloated budget!) and raising taxes on the middle class – so the rich can get more tax cuts. What’s so bad about that? Automatic defense spending cuts will kick in and Bush’s tax cuts for the rich will expire. The GOPers are like little kids brandishing switchblades and threatening to cut their own pensises off if they don’t get what they want. I think Democrats should call their bluff on that one!

  51. 75

    Pour two teh peeple! spews:

    YeahS You’dall telleD;em wEs leetle MooneY GuYs nEeeD’um duh moonEys dat der BiG MoOnEy guYs hav!

    fiTe deER mooNey Hugary evel ZeONasi jOooo bAnckeRS!

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    spews:

    Heh. Here’s a good one for sheep like the ld/LD/yd(iot). Here’s what happens when you knee-jerk support alec-style fascism:

    When Congress held a hearing on military retirements in October, Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) promoted a cheaper 401(k)-style plan that would slash existing benefits for many troops. “I see nothing wrong with them being able to choose a different retirement plan,” he said.

    http://motherjones.com/politic.....all-street

    They’re shameless.