Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

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

Robert A. Niblock, CEO of Lowe’s is, Worst Person in the World.

Greenman: .

Young Turks: Police departments use drones to spy on Americans.

WI Secretary of State Scott Fitzgerald confirms his role as Worst Person in the World.

Politifact Gets Their Facts Wrong:

Liberal Viewer: Detention without trial now in US law?

Young Turks: Hedge fund managers meet in secret with politicians.

Christmas goes Political:

Ed: Gov. Scott walker schooled by constituent on voter fraud.

Ann Telnaes: Shooting for Justice.

Thom: How Republicans, the Koch Bros & Walker could lose the right to vote.

Sam Seder: GOP lies, “Unemployment benefits encourage people not to work”.

The G.O.P. Christmas Massacre of 2011:

DADT just got its iconic image (via Slog).

Nutcase Ted Nugent crazies his way to Worst Person in the World.

White House: West Wing Week.

Alyona: Occupy the Iowa Caucus.

Young Turks: “Fetal personhood” initiative ruled misleading.

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

The G.O.P. Primary Carnival:

Young Turks: Pat Robertson, “Gays should unacquire their sexuality.

Jonathan Mann: Corporations are not people!

Matthew Thornton III, senior vice president for U.S. operations at FedEx, is thrown into ring as Worst Person in the World.

Lawrence O’Donnell: Top 5 political videos of the year.

Sam Seder: Those kooky racist Texas College Republicans are at it again!

Young Turks: Strange Kim Jon il facts.

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

Comments

  1. 1

    Zotz sez: Fuck, I hope we don't have to live with these delusional morons for much longer... spews:

    Happy Holidays to you and yours from the Zotz’s.

    I’m with the pagans this time o’ year: huddled ’round the fire with my loved ones and favorite intoxicants. Meanwhile…

    America’s problem seems to be that it can only be cruel 364 days a year. Christmas is that time of year when the United States of Scrooge takes a vacation from heartless profiteering and the nasty joy Americans get, that “I’m-not-one-of-those-losers” frisson.

    Declaring War on Christmas

  2. 2

    Puddybud spews:

    Sam Seder: Politifact becomes Politi-not-so-fact. This Scare America moron asks during the middle of his moronic diatribe

    Who is behind Politifact?”

    Ummm.. Minority Report Seder… You should have your facts correct before starting your useless monologue.

    Looks like ylb won’t be using Politifact anymore cuz Darryl delivered “Sam Seder – ‘Politifact prophet’” to denigrate it!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  3. 3

    Puddybud spews:

    Ed with Howard Dean on Newt and Mitt.

    Using the most insignificant person in the world on television today with Screech Dean as a reference point Darryl?

    Toooooooooooooooooooooo

    Damnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Fuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnny

  4. 4

    spews:

    Moron @ 2

    Most of the “Pants on Fire” lies are attributed to right wing shills..

    Always has been and always will be..

    Nice crowd you’re in thrall to.

    When Politifact calls it right I’ll use it. When they call it wrong, I’ll call them on it. Always have, always will.

  5. 6

    spews:

    2. Puddybud spews:

    Sam Seder: Politifact becomes Politi-not-so-fact. This Scare America moron asks during the middle of his moronic diatribe

    Who is behind Politifact?”

    Ummm.. Minority Report Seder… You should have your facts correct before starting your useless monologue.

    Looks like ylb won’t be using Politifact anymore cuz Darryl delivered “Sam Seder – ‘Politifact prophet’” to denigrate it!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    12/24/2011 at 8:53 am

    Uhhhh…Sam Seder tells the truth about ONE THOUSAND TIMES more often than the puddywuddyduddypussy.

  6. 8

    Michael spews:

    Gingrich, Perry fail to qualify for Va. primary ballot
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s campaign attacked Virginia’s GOP primary election system on Saturday for keeping him off the state’s March 6 Super Tuesday ballot, a significant setback for a candidate who has surged in popularity but has struggled to organize his campaign.

    The Republican party seems to be well in the lead in the race to see which of our political parties bites the dust after the 2012 election. But, despite nothing but bad news for the Republicans, we still have no word on when or if the Democrats ever plan to grow a spine.

  7. 11

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    Unemployment benefits don’t encourage people not to work, but they do provide some time off for people whose careers have had a temporary interruption. Most people who are on unemployment will get jobs when the benefit period is nearing an end. The rest are just the chronically unemployable.

  8. 12

    Politically Incorrect spews:

    @8,

    The Neanderthals survived in Europe and Asia for about 250,000 before becoming extinct. They couldn’t adapt to the warming as the last Ice Age ended. For comparison, we modern humans have only been around for far less than Neanderthals. When we reach the Neanderthals’ record, maybe we will have the credibility to criticise them.

    To survive in Europe during the Ice Age is a pretty good feat. I doubt modern humas could handle that climate those many years ago.

  9. 15

    Gman spews:

    @13…..I’m not sure what you are referring to with respect to an understanding? I don’t see what I say as hate speech. Just pointing out that Heterosexuals are violent individuals. Why is that so hard for you guys to accept?

  10. 17

    Gman spews:

    “The events of recent days have been very difficult for me and those close to me,” Koch is quoted as saying by The Star-Tribune. “It is important that I spend time now focusing on the challenging days ahead as I work through some very personal issues.”

    This really makes me feel like crying for her, she has some very personal issues to deal with. How about serving openly in the military and same-sex marriage being a very personal issue, that Republicans should keep their noses out of.

  11. 18

    No time for oligarchies spews:

    @11 Unemployment insurance = bad.
    Do you look at all before you repeat corporate conservative bullet point memes?

    As it turns out, people eligible for unemployment benefits also spend more time looking for work (PDF) than do those who are not, according to a report produced by the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, under Sen. Bob Casey.

    Unemployment benefits are designed to encourage active job searching—in fact, it’s a requirement of receiving them. This chart suggests that whether it’s that requirement or something else about the program, the unemployment insurance program does in fact significantly increase people’s job searching. That’s not something Republicans are going to tell you as they fight to cut the weeks of UI eligibility.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....t-benefits

  12. 21

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 “Most people who are on unemployment will get jobs when the benefit period is nearing an end. The rest are just the chronically unemployable.”

    More mindless bullshit from a troll who doesn’t know anything and doesn’t think.

    Unemployment insurance is, by definition and by law, insurance against unemployment that is not the worker’s fault. You don’t get it unless you’re involuntarily unemployed, are available to work, and are looking for work.

  13. 22

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Mrs. Rabbit’s joke: So what do you get a troll who regurgitates everything he swallows for Christmas? A vomit bag. :)

  14. 23

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Here’s a golden opportunity for Republicans to draw the line on immigration (but somehow I don’t think they will):

    “Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he would leave for the United States and give way to a successor, hours after his forces killed nine people demanding he be tried for killings over nearly a year of protests aimed at his ouster.”

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41....._n_africa/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: This guy is one immigrant too many.

  15. 24

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    I’ll Bet These Guys Are Republicans

    “[C]harges have been filed in New Jersey against five people accused of pelting two Orthodox Jewish teenagers with eggs and calling them derogatory names. … [T]he two teens … were walking … Thursday when a Jeep approached them … three male adults and two juvenile boys … threw several eggs at the teens … [and] told the … teens, ‘You better move on you Jew boys,’ the Asbury Park Press reported.”

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

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Actually, I don’t know what they are, except they’re assholes. Republicans are assholes, too. I’m simply using Rabbit Logic to figure putting 2 and 2 together makes 5 Republican assholes.

  16. 25

    Michael spews:

    @11

    When you have somewhere around 300,000 unemployed people and somewhere around 60,000 job vacancies my prediction is that you’d have some where around 240,000 people without jobs.

  17. 27

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Sheriff Joe’s death squad strikes again. He was already dead when they threw him in the padded cell, and the MCSO had his body transported to the hospital to cover their asses, so they wouldn’t have to file a report on another custody death in their jail. Another one of now scores documented, and likely hundreds.

    How many more Latino men will be murdered in custody by these people before somebody decides to retaliate? They’re going to fuck with the wrong people eventually.

    The MCSO just is a gang of mass murderers.

  18. 28

    spews:

    Dear Puddy,

    Merry Christmas, lickspittle

    .

    Thank you Proud to be an Ass for calling this insane fool (Puddybud) for EXACTLY what he is:

    L I C K S P I T T L E

    You have done this MANY, MANY, MANY TIMES

    Although most likely not as many times as the insane fool Puddybud has done this:

    ╰─$ b cs -h puddybud -b monomaniacal -c
    +——-+
    | count |
    +——-+
    | 296 |
    +——-+
    1 row in set

    Thanks again PTBAA. Happy Holidays!

  19. 29

    Puddybud spews:

    Only 296? Well since you are counting…

    Monomaniacal ylb!
    Monomaniacal ylb!
    Monomaniacal ylb!
    Monomaniacal ylb!
    Monomaniacal ylb!

    There over 300 now!

    Whatamoron!

    Oh and ProudofhisASSNess Merry Christmas back at you. Remember the Son of God is looking down!

  20. 30

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s time for the Christmas Eve Special Edition of the vocab quiz. (Actually, it’s the same old quiz; I’m just gussying up its moniker because it’s X-Eve.) My score (“RR”) is posted. People whose vocab is limited to faux-ebonics probably won’t do quite as well on it as (ahem) we rabbits.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/quiz/index.htm

  21. 32

    Michael spews:

    Ha! The Donald has taken his ball and gone home.

    NEW YORK — Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has changed his voter registration in New York state from Republican to unaffiliated.

    A spokesman for Trump says the businessman and television host changed his affiliation to preserve his option to seek the presidency in 2012.

    Special Counsel Michael Cohen said Friday that Trump could enter the race if Republicans fail to nominate a candidate who can defeat President Barack Obama.

    He said Trump probably would use his substantial wealth to even the playing field with Obama’s re-election campaign
    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....28cb4.html

    Please run, pretty please.

  22. 33

    Michael spews:

    This is just tragic and stupid.

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) – An Army soldier who survived a suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan has been left paralyzed after being shot at his homecoming party in Southern California.

    Christopher Sullivan, 22, was shot late Friday while trying to break up a fight between his brother and another man at a San Bernardino residence.
    “My son didn’t deserve this. He served his country,” his mother, Suzanne Sullivan, told the San Bernardino Sun.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/n.....52215346/1

  23. 34

    Gman spews:

    @24 I’d be willing to bet that they were homophobe heterosexuals too for same deductive reasoning that you state.

  24. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    DOJ Reverses Ban On Online Gambling

    If you don’t like taxes, let gamblers pay for government!

    “The Justice Department has reversed its long-held opposition to many forms of Internet gambling, removing a big legal obstacle for states that want to sanction online gambling to help fix their budget deficits. The legal opinion … came in response to requests by New York and Illinois to clarify whether the Wire Act of 1961 … prevented those states from using the Internet to sell lottery tickets to adults within their own borders. … Many states are interested in online gambling as a way to raise tax revenue.”
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45.....ork_times/

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I can’t comprehend why so many of you stupid humans insist on throwing away your hard-earned money. Gambling is a less-than-zero-sum game (because of the house’s and IRS’s cut of the winnings). To me, the only gambling that makes sense is speculating in stocks, where the house’s and IRS’s cuts are smaller, except I’ll occasionally pitch a dollar at Mega Millions when the jackpot is over $100M.

  25. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Wisconsin Update

    On Dec. 15, anti-Walker activists announced they already had 507,533 signatures and were shooting for 720,277 or 1/3rd of the voters who voted in the 2010 election. But yesterday activists said they now think a million signatures is within reach.

    And how are Walker fans taking this? Well … they’re behaving every bit as badly as you expect Republicans to behave:

    “We’ve got old ladies … giving us the finger.”

    “We have volunteers whose cars and houses were egged.”

    But these antics are backfiring on the rabid righties. Besides facing criminal charges, they’re turning people against Walker and the GOP:

    “I’ve had people say they weren’t going to sign a petition, but now they are signing because they don’t want to be associated with that kind of behavior.”

    And — get this — in some of the smaller rural counties, where Republicans normally dominate, the recall signatures actually exceed the votes Walker got in the election!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....66897.html

  26. 39

    spews:

    29 – LMAO!!! Stupid is as stupid does..

    Btw, I only count the comment with the word or phrase in it.. So the total usage is actually WAY higher..

    Keep on bringing the stupid, stupid.. Our good humor at your expense is counting on it..

  27. 42

    Puddybud spews:

    the stupid

    is ylb… the monomaniacal one… You set low personal standards and then you consistently fail to achieve them!

    Merry Christmas turdball!

  28. 43

    Steve spews:

    The Randroids tell us to get rid of the social safety nets and that charity will take care of the less fortunate. They don’t often tell us that it won’t be their charity that will help the poor. But we already knew that to be the case, didn’t we? But what of the baby Jesus?

    Randian Yaron Brook at a Seattle Town Hall,

    So let me just make it clear in case I’ve been misunderstood. I’m a Randian. I don’t believe in the Christian morality. I think it’s a corrupt morality. I think it’s bad. I don’t believe you are your brother’s keeper. I don’t believe you belong to anybody else. I believe in a morality of rational, long term, self interest. I think your moral responsibility is to your happiness, rationally pursued, over the long term.

    I don’t believe in sacrifice. I don’t believe your job is to take care of other people. I believe your job, at least one of our jobs is to take care of ourselves and make our lives the most flourishing and successful life it could be.

    They love the little baby Jesus. They tell us so all the time. They just don’t believe in Christian morality.

  29. 44

    Randroid spews:

    As a randroid, I’m looking forward to be being a petty lord if you want to qualify for my charity. You want me to grant you some money to live? What are you going to do for me?
    How well can you grovel?
    Will you dance for me?
    I’m so looking forward to the demeaning requirements the conservatives will impose on the less fortunate so they will feel like they are powerful.
    It’s a republican dream, get used to it.

    The problem with the government doing this, is that is supposed to be fair and the public could have input, when we get to go totally private, all that transparency is out the window.

  30. 47

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    How Dishonest Is Mitt Romney?

    Well, he’ll say anything to get elected:

    “Politico’s Alexander Burns reports on Mitt Romney’s new stump speech, which attacks Barack Obama for holding beliefs that bear no resemblance to the beliefs held by Barack Obama.

    “Just a couple of weeks ago in Kansas, President Obama lectured us about Teddy Roosevelt’s philosophy of government. But he failed to mention the important difference between Teddy Roosevelt and Barack Obama. Roosevelt believed that government should level the playing field to create equal opportunities. President Obama believes that government should create equal outcomes.”

    “As Kevin Drum points out, Mitt Romney just made this up. … The idea that Barack Obama ‘believes that government should create equal outcomes’ has no basis in anything Mr Obama has ever said or done.”

    http://www.economist.com/blogs.....s-campaign

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: That makes Romney either a liar, or awfully desperate, or both. It’s hard to have any respect for a guy like that.

  31. 48

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Guns Don’t Kill People Dep’t

    But deranged nutcases with handguns sure as hell do — even on Christmas:

    “Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death in a suburban Fort Worth apartment, police said Sunday.

    “Authorities said they believe the shooter is among the dead. … Two handguns were found near the bodies in the apartment, which was decorated for the holiday with a tree ….”

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

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Wisconsin’s GOP legislators believe anyone should be able to buy a gun without a background check and carry it anywhere without a permit. I think they’re nuts.

  32. 52

    A-team van driver spews:

    so, it would appear, are some queers(yourself)…

    keep playing the fool, and people will continue to play you the fool.