Friday Night Multimedia Extravaganza!

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

Susie Sampson’s Tea Party Report: Jesus was a Jew; Obama is a Muslim.

Stephen does Nikki Haley.

Sam Seder: James Murdoch resigns as BSkyB Chairman.

Young Turks: Rep. Allen West…Gay Marriage not important.

Pres. Obama speaks at Easter prayer breakfast.

Episode 9 of the Not Exactly Rick Snyder Show.

Thom: Some more Good, Bad, and Very, Very Ugly.

Young Turks: Crazy new FAUX News conspiracy theory.

The Republican War on Women:

Pap: The death of the GOP.

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

White House: West Wing Week.

Sam Seder: Supreme Courts strip-‘n-probe ruling.

Jon on Sarah Palin’s “Today Show” gig.

Ann Telnaes: Real aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.

Stephen: Disheartening improved employment news.

Thom: The President strikes back.

Mark Fiore: Abraca-Tax-Cut.

Jon: Can you make Bill-O pay $4.00 for a shrimp.

Obama: The story of “Fired Up, Ready to Go:

Alyona’s Tool Time Award: Paul Ryan “misspoke” on calling Generals liars.

White House: The Google White House tour projet.

Obama speaks at the White House forum on women and the economy.

Thom: A well-oiled machine to privatize colleges that doesn’t depend on facts.

The G.O.P. Primary Reality Show:

Young Turks: The Wingnut “Obama is a bully” theory.

Sam Seder: GOP-er fights against Gay Marriage until she realizes she is gay.

Pres. Obama’s Passover message.

Ann Telnaes: Masters of their universe.

Maddow: “You have one new message from the Secretary of State”.

The White House Carpet Crisis.

Jennifer Granholm and Karen Middleton (President of Emerge America): Getting women into politics.

Alyona’s Tool Time Award: Rep. Steve King (R) on DADT in the workplace.


Newsy: Olbermann talks it.

Progressives hold Republicans accountable for Medicare vote: .

Buzz 60: March Jobs report.

Sam Seder: Surprise! Repeal of DADT has caused zero problems.

Young Turks: Ayn Rand, Glenn Beck, and Teabaggers.

Bill Maher and friends on Zimmerman.

Maddow: Update on the Michigan story.

Alyona: How much of your tax dollars go to the Military.

Jon on The death of the GOP.’>Obama’s email spam.

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

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


  1. 6

    Politically Incorrect spews:


    In reality, black people use “nigger” a lot among themselves, and white people use it a lot, too, among themselves. As long as no one of one group says it in front of a member of the other group, no conflict will arise as to the use of that word. Sounds like a good compromise.

  2. 8


    Arsenio Hall said black people use the N-word figuratively to illuminate the way things are in the world.

    Racists use the word to put themselves above black people..

    Like the slavemasters did..

    Like little troll imagines himself to be in his little troll world.

  3. 9

    dorky dorkman spews:

    Richard Pryor illustrated to hilarious effect the different ways black and white people use the N word AND say it.

    Dave Chappelle and Richard Pryor are the Professor Longhair’s of proper N word usage.

  4. 10


    You’re over-thinking this. I use the word like people use the word bitch to describe some women. Do people who call some women a bitch hate all women? No. Do people who call some men an asshole hate all men? No. When I use the word, I am referring to one person’s behavior. Example, just like I would refer to some guy who cuts me off in traffic an asshole, it’s the appropriate word to use for the black guy in Baltimore who broke into a house to rob it, then stabbed to death the blind, white homeowner.

  5. 11


    In any case it would be better if the word just fell out of usage like some quaint old world in Old English or Latin.

    It’d mean that humanity had just gotten over this skin deep differences thing.

  6. 13


    12 – It’s sad that you’re a racist who brings up every case of black on white crime you can dig up.

    For what purpose?

    How about asian gangs who commit home invasions? Not a peep about that.

    You disgust me.

  7. 15


    10. Troll spews:

    You’re over-thinking this. I use the word like people use the word bitch to describe some women. Do people who call some women a bitch hate all women? No. Do people who call some men an asshole hate all men? No. When I use the word, I am referring to one person’s behavior. Example, just like I would refer to some guy who cuts me off in traffic an asshole, it’s the appropriate word to use for the black guy in Baltimore who broke into a house to rob it, then stabbed to death the blind, white homeowner.

    04/07/2012 at 9:55 am

    Gee…I call people god damned mother fucking racist asswipes for writing the shit this troll-fuck character writes.

    Does that make me look phat?

  8. 16


    By the way, I try never to use hateful words degrading people who look different than I do or words whose intent is to disparage the opposite sex..

    I endeavor to let the right wing do that.

    And when they do? Well, thanks for playing. Sure sucks to be right wing.

  9. 17


    Also, violent crime is bad.

    People who do that should be locked up until they show true remorse for what they’ve done and make restitution. Maybe in certain cases even locked up for life.

    Does that suffice little troll?

  10. 18


    Wait a minute! I see what you’re doing now. I almost fell for it. I asked people to support a local bakery, and you tried to distract me, and draw my attention away from that topic. Are you part of that piece of shit protest group?

  11. 22

    The 5% spews:

    Acquisition completed, enviro nazis beaten again…

    Today is the delivery date of the newest piece of machinery in my quest to raise the globull temperature…a 1970 ‘cuda 440 6-pack.

    A true barn-find from the desert of New Mexico. yep, its gonna need a full restoration that will take about year, but god damn, when this thing hits the road the average temperature in WA State is gonna go up at least 2 degrees…even Algore says so.

    440 wedge, 4-speed trans, 3.54 rear, 57k original miles, no rust but the car has been abused and neglected…

    So whats the price to do my part in globull worming?

    Purchase: dont ask
    Restoration budget: $50k and a shitload of elbow grease
    Fun Factor in pissing off the progressive anti-car enviro nazis: priceless.

  12. 26

    The 5% spews:

    21. YLB spews:
    Nice day out.. Why are trolls lurking on HA?

    04/07/2012 AT 10:46 AM

    and why are you here? Oh, I forgot, you “live off the net”…lol

    Tee-time this afternoon after the ‘cuda is unloaded and safely in the shop.

    you lose.

  13. 27


    24 – LOL! Once again you prove you don’t know anything outside the capacity of your pinhead..

    I personally could give a flip.. People like you are an unpleasant fact of life…

    Smarter people are like the internet – they route around the broken shit.

  14. 29


    Life is good. I’m watching the bottom of the ninth of Yankees/Rays on

    Mariano Rivera is about to get lit up.

  15. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    ‘I Am George Zimmerman’

    Is this guy gonna claim self-defense too?

    “The same attacker … may be to blame for four … shootings that left three people dead and two wounded within a three-mile span of north Tulsa, police … say. All five victims were walking through neighborhoods … when they were shot early Friday …. All the victims were black ….”

    Or how about this guy?

    “A 15-year-old girl was shot multiple times while she slept in her bed in Miami early Saturday ….”

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: In the wingnut utopias called Oklahoma and Florida, people are justified in shooting anyone whose looks (sp: B-L-A-C-K) they don’t like …

  16. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Meanwhile, another alert citizen protects his neighborhood from “suspicious” characters:

    “Police are asking the public to help identify suspects involved in an Inglewood shooting that left a 28-year-old father dead after he shielded his 8-year-old son from the barrage of bullets. Fredrick Martin and his son, Tre, were in front of their garage Tuesday night when gunfire broke out, police said.”

  17. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Do you ever get the feeling there are too many guns in this country, and the wrong people have them?

  18. 34

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @10 Would you use the word “asshole” to describe a white guy who gets out of his car to hassle a black teenager walking home from a convenience store and then shoots the teenager for defending himself?

  19. 36

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @22 Question: How fast does it go in Seattle commuter traffic? Answer: 10 mph like everyone else.

  20. 37


    No, you’re not imagining it: we’ve clicked into a new and almost foreign weather pattern. To complicate matters I’m in a small, frustrated and endangered minority: a Republican deeply concerned about the environmental sacrifices some are asking us to make to keep our economy powered-up….

    Here’s what I suspect: the patient is running a slight fever. Symptoms include violent tornado sneezes, severe sniffles of flooding and raging rashes of jaw-dropping warmth. It’s 85 in March. What will July bring? It’s as if Mother Nature seized the weather remote, clicked America’s seasons on fast-forward, turning the volume on extreme weather up to a deafening 10. This isn’t even close to being “normal”. Weather Underground’s Dr. Jeff Masters put it best. “This is not the atmosphere I grew up with.”

    We’re pretty fortunate here in the Northwest.. No shale formations to be fracked and if anything climate change here means winters that run a bit too long. Only thing that’s scary is earthquakes. Ooops fracking causes those.. We’ll wait forever it seems for mother nature to make up her mind.

  21. 38



    Do you know why the Trayvon Martin story is such a big story? Why there are rallies, protests, and the president got involved? Because it’s a man bites dog story. Because it’s rare. Black on black and black on white crime is so common that people now don’t really give it a second thought.

  22. 39


    Do you know why the Trayvon Martin story is such a big story?

    Maybe because an unarmed kid got killed by a dumbass wannabe vigilante with a gun?

    And you’re stupid about crime:

    The number of violent crimes in the United States dropped significantly last year, to what appeared to be the lowest rate in nearly 40 years, a development that was considered puzzling partly because it ran counter to the prevailing expectation that crime would increase during a recession.

    Sorry little troll.. You’re just a pathetic, ignorant fear-monger.

  23. 41


    And another reason the story got so big is because the picture of him that was first released to the press is when he was only 6 years old!

  24. 42


    I have an honest question for everyone. What is a more tragic story, Trayvon Martin or Borracchini’s bakery? I have my opinion, but I want to hear everyone else’s.

  25. 44

    No Time for Fascists spews:

    5% Sweet looking car. Personally, I don’t care how you spend your time. Unlike extreme republicans, I don’t care what you do in your bedroom or your garage.

  26. 45


    What is a more tragic story, Trayvon Martin or Borracchini’s bakery?

    Trayvon Martin obviously… A teenager is DEAD. A family has lost a son. For what? Some dumbass’ paranoia?

    Ignorant wingnuts are patronizing Borracchini’s in droves to the siren call of the most odious troll of all: Dori Monson.

    Here’s the other side of that story:

    SeaSol provided the following statement along with three documents said to be written by former employees.

    We have written statements from other former Borracchini’s employees saying that they too were not allowed to take breaks. We have enclosed some of these (names crossed out to protect privacy). This dispute is not really about money – it’s about the right of the people who work at Borracchini’s to have a ten minute break every four hours. Next time you need to use the bathroom, try holding it for four hours, and you will understand what this dispute is about.

    I haven’t been to Borracchini’s in years. Their rum cake sucked. Tasted passably well but I think they tried to make it to appeal to the tastes of someone from Ballard rather than a true Italian rum cake. Oh well when in…

    I don’t think I’ll be going back any time soon.

  27. 46

    Michael spews:

    GOP nominee for president.
    That’s the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party’s national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose.
    Even some members who support other candidates begrudgingly say the math doesn’t add up for anyone but the former Massachusetts governor.

    Told ya so way back before the “race” had even begun. It’s not a race, it’s a dog and pony show and the only people in the show fit to hold any elected office were Romney and Huntsman.

  28. 47

    Michael spews:

    I don’t give a fuck what kind of cars people choose to drive or where people choose to live. I do car that the CAFE Standard for cars over all goes up, way up, and that communities become denser and more easily gotten around in with out a car.

    Fewer cars on the roads means less congestion for people who still choose to drive. I’ve never understood why the die hard drivers don’t understand this.

    If you want to live on a ¼ acre in a gated community in the ‘burbs and drive a gas hog you should be free to do so. I’ll I ask is that I not subsidize that choice to a greater degree than we subsidize other peoples choices and right now that’s not the case.

    Personally, I’m more into the late 60 Porsche 911’s. I used to have a ’67 Mustang. Once you put a blower on a 289 it I’ll get up and run.

  29. 48

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Paraphrasing Troll @38

    Do you know why the Trayvon Martin Tulsa Shooting story is such a big story? Why there are rallies, protests, and the president got involved? Because it’s a man bites dog story. Because it’s rare. Black on black and black on white crime is so common that people now don’t really give it a second thought.

    Yeah, rare.

  30. 49


    @48, dumb dumb, you just proved my point. Why is that story leading CNN? Because it’s rare. Why don’t you see more stories about blacks killing blacks or blacks killing whites leading the national news? Because it’s more common. Why didn’t you see the story of those savage beasts robbing and kicking to death the Tubaman leading the national news for days when it happened? Because that kind of thing is common when a black does it. Get it?

  31. 50


    49 – ZzzzzzZZZZzzzzzzz…

    Uh.. Tubaman’s killers were caught immediately and dealt with.. case closed.

    Is Zimmerman in jail?

    A family has lost their son and his killer is walking free. And an idiot troll remains an idiot troll.

  32. 51



    45 people are murdered each day in America. That means over 1800 people have been murdered since he was killed. Many of the killers haven’t been caught. He isn’t different than those 1800.

  33. 53


    If George Zimmeran is tried and acquitted, blacks will go apeshit, just like they did after the Rodney King verdict.

    “Yeah, Troll, of course they will, it’s only natural that they will be angry.”

    No, that’s where you are wrong. Civilized people don’t riot after verdicts they don’t like. Yoshihiro Hattori, a Japanese exchange student, was killed because he knocked on the wrong door trying to find a party on Halloween. The piece of shit homeowner was acquitted. Were there riots throughout the asian community in America protesting this unjust verdict? No. Why wasn’t there rioting? Because asian people are more civilized than black people, some might say.

  34. 54

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @38 “Do you know why the Trayvon Martin story is such a big story? Why there are rallies, protests, and the president got involved?”

    Police letting a child killer walk free would be a big story anywhere, except maybe in Sierra Leone.

  35. 55

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @49 Mass murders are so rare in America that I usually can’t find more than 1 or 2 a day to post under my “Guns Don’t Kill People Dep’t” regular feature.

  36. 57


    Pay no mind to the glibertarian fanatic posting in old threads… Must be off his sedatives.

    Hmmmm. See no posting yet at (un)

    Even I posted there under the last thread.. What’s he afraid of?

  37. 58

    Steve spews:

    @57 Oh, he’s not “posting” on old threads. He’s delivering “the Truth” on old threads. Sigh! Better there than here.

  38. 60


    58 – Oh it’d be the best thing to see him post at (un)SP.. He refuses though because a right wing troll never breaks the eleventh commandment: thou shalt not troll a right wing website.

  39. 61


    59 – Oh my! That’s great! I can hardly believe it. Last firing there I can recall was Anne Coulter over her “christianizing” screed.

  40. 63

    Steve spews:

    “Oh it’d be the best thing to see him post at (un)SP”

    I dunno, the gravitational effect of having so much narcissism in one place might cause the accelerating expansion of the universe to reverse itself, leading to the “Big Collapse”. Then where’d we all be?

  41. 64

    Steve spews:

    Michael is doing us a great service by keeping the troll occupied on that old thread. Heh. Maybe Some Republican Dullard will come along and give the troll an assist against Michael.

  42. 65


    63 – SOL I guess. I can’t imagine anything denser than the skulls of those wingnuts. Heh. Not even the universe before the singularity.

  43. 67

    Michael spews:

    He’s got me stumped with the disenfranchising of the ownership class by allowing the poorer classes to vote. I don’t think I could out stupid that.

    Lets all forget that one of the ways we make the unequal more equal is by allowing everyone to vote…

  44. 71


    I would say those are just blacks. They have given me no cause to use the n-word on them.

    As for the whites in the picture, some of the mob that did this were found guilty of various crimes and sent to prison.

    See, I am not a racist. I only use the n-word to describe a certain type of black.

  45. 74


    I would say those are just blacks.

    The ones wearing the neckties you mean..

    How about the rest of crowd at that necktie party? If there’s a word to describe them what letter does it begin with little troll?

  46. 77

    ArtFart spews:

    Oh, Jesus tap-dancing Christ….

    From what I know about Remo Boracchini’s Bakery, they make great stuff. I suspect if you tasted one of their cakes and didn’t know where it came from, you’d think it was frikkin’ wonderful.

    Look….Dick Spady ostensibly is a pretty conservative dude. For years he’s provided people who work at his burger joints a pretty decent deal including medical coverage and educational subsidies. For this, my hat’s off to him and will remain so.

    I sometimes find myself playing “What if…” games. One of these involves wondering what if the Koch brothers put all the money they blow on political finagling into philanthropy more directed at the common good, in addition to the comparatively smaller amount they actually do throw at worthwhile causes. (Disclaimer: I’m seeing my urologist next week because of a PSA test that came out positive.) Might that actually be more effective at “shrinking government” by reducing some of the burden for social services that falls by default on Uncle Sam?

  47. 78

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @77 A positive PSA test is no big deal. It doesn’t mean you have cancer. An enlarged prostate — which virtually all men eventually get — by itself produces a positive PSA. If your urologist wants to do a prostate biopsy, that’s no big deal, either. I’ve had one. Piece of cake. Most prostate biopsies come up with zip, nada, nothing. If you’re over 60 and your PSA isn’t positive the lab equipment is probably broken. But even if you do have prostate cancer, it grows so slowly most doctors don’t even bother to treat it, because old age will kill you long before the cancer does.

  48. 79

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    We Are The NRA

    The NRA isn’t a gun-rights group anymore. It has morphed into a political organization with an ultra-conservative agenda that goes far beyond guns. Here are some of the names decorating the NRA’s board of directors (and I do get the feeling some of them are there just for decorative purposes):

    Joe Allbaugh, GOP lobbyist
    Bob Barr, GOP politician
    Ron Barrett, manufacturer of Barrett .50-cal sniper rifle
    John Bolton, Bush appointee
    Bob Brown, publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine
    Larry Craig, disgraced GOP politician
    Jim Gilmore, GOP politician
    Steve Hornady, ammunition manufacturer
    David Keene, lobbyist and ex-chair of American Conservative Union
    Jon Milius, film director (“Red Dawn”)
    Grover Nordquist, anti-tax agitator
    Chuck Norris, action-film actor
    Oliver North, convicted felon
    Wayne Anthony Ross, “Colonel in the Alaska State Defense Force volunteer militia”
    Tom Selleck, action-film actor
    John Sigler, chairman of the Delaware GOP
    Don Young, GOP politician investigated by the FBI for allegedly taking bribes

  49. 80


    Troll and his master, Dori Monson, has distracted us all from the war on women..

    Here’s one of their favorite weapons:


    All I can say is I sure wish people who know better show up at the polls in November and throw these miserable bums out. That is, if their vote isn’t suppressed first.

  50. 81


    The Klynical Klown and his Montana “friendo” have swooned in the past over tall, dark Randroid Paul Ryan whose latest budget is a abomination constructed on Randian principles..

    Do I exaggerate? Hell no I don’t:

    Rand’s books still sell quite well and Gary Weiss, author of Ayn Rand Nation, claims it’s because Rand has a sort of self-help, new agey appeal, finding “virtue” in selfishness, strangely enough promoting self-esteem.

    It’s strange that so many teabaggers talked about Ayn Rand during their eruption phase in 2009. Rand was a hard-core atheist who found any kind of religious faith weak and contemptible.

  51. 82

    Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

    So I missed last night’s discussion, alas.

    On the topic of Trayvon and the execrable Mr. Derbyshire and his racist rants, here’s a good synopsis of the National Review’s relationship to this matter, over at kos.

    And as for glibertarians, is Dave back? Shit, I missed that – was michael kicking butt? I’d have loved to have helped. Which thread?

  52. 83

    Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

    I just read last night’s insanity by Dave.
    Thank gaia the thread automatically closed – what a moron.

    It’s an interesting phenomenon – a lot like puddy – that a guy with ideas like that, antithetical to notions of democracy and progressivity – should linger at a place like this, demanding over and over, with the same un-nuanced blathering over and over, that we see the TRUTH as he reveals it.

    Not just glibertarian, but delusional.

  53. 84

    Liberal Scientist is a slut who occasionally wears a hoodie spews:

    You know, I posed a question to Dave, to simply provide a reference to the article he claims to have read that served as the genesis of his whackjob ideas. He said this…

    LOL… Wow, the conspiracy theory comes up from the resident buffoon/slut…*shakes head in disbelief as to the ridiculousness and hilarity of slut’s comment*… I think it was a Seattle times editorial by an “objective news reporter” Cough, cough, cough… Do a Google/Yahoo search and I’m sure you can find it, knock yourself out.

    What precisely am I to search on?

    “Dave” and “article”?
    “Dave” and “Seattle Times”?

    If one searches The Google with the term “seattle times supermajority” you get this, a collection of letters to the editor published by the ST that, not surprisingly, run 3-0 in favor of Timmeh Eyman’s supermajority snake oil (the fourth is a process argument that sidesteps the real issue).

    Could “Dave” be a nom de plume for Timmeh? Unlikely, more probably just a deluded fanboy.

  54. 85

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Tulsa police have arrested two white “knuckleheads” in a string of shootings that targeted blacks. I suppose they’ll claim “self defense,” too …

  55. 87


    The next time someone tells you that taxes are too high in the U.S., show them this second chart, from the same CBPP report. You know those spendthrift Greeks, who can’t balance a budget to save their lives? Their taxes are higher, as a share of GDP, than ours. So are just about everybody else’s.

  56. 89

    Steve spews:

    “1970 ‘cuda 440 6-pack”

    Awesome car. I’ve never even been to New Mexico but the rust-free cars I’ve found in Colorado and SW Utah were amazing. If I were to restore a car, I’d look for it someplace like that. Finding a rust-free car eliminates a lot of headaches with the restoration.

    Of course, I’d restore on old XK Jag, not a Barracuda. That was my first car, a restored-by-myself XK-120. I’d love to have another XK. Win the Mega Millions? A C-Type! Heh. Yeah, sure, you’d smoke in the straight-aways and I’d hear all about it later, but as soon as we hit a couple of turns, you’d see what a fucking Jag can do and why they dominated Ferraris and everybody else at Le Mans in their day.

    Again, awesome car. A 440 six-pack? Wow. And I don’t think many came with the 4-speed manual. Give me an update now and then.

  57. 90

    The 5% spews:


    No doubt the jag would eat up the cuda around the corners – cant say Chrysler Corp. was known for its handling back then…and it doesnt help having a giant lump of iron under the hood.

    And if you ever get to restoring a jag, you will be thankful that your an electrical engineer – have fun with those British electronics…HA!

    Will let you know how the resto goes.

    Hope you are doing well my friend..