This Week in Bullshit

The I guess I’m still around edition. As long as there’s bullshit and Goldy lets me keep a set of keys, I guess I’ll do this on a weekly basis.

Locally, Representative Bill Hinkle hates children. Or at least thinks that children of non-citizens don’t deserve education and health care.

Gary Randal gives us a review of a show by the Seattle Men’s Chorus that he hasn’t seen.

Consumers Against Higher Insurance Rates is an Astroturf organization and they are sponsoring a bullshit referendum to repeal recently passed consumer protection.

Nationally, it’s been mentioned here on HA, but the biggest bullshit artist of them all, Dick Cheney, is not a member of the executive any more. Oddly during the energy task force, he had said that he could claim executive privilege.

James Inhofe has a bit of a truth problem. He overheard a conversation the other day that happened 3 years ago. And the people who supposedly took part in the conversation don’t recall it. And shockingly, he’s the less crazy of the two Oklahoma Senators this week.

And internationally, China has surpassed the United States in total carbon emissions. This is mainly because they have 4 times our population and because much of the West has exported manufacturing to them. A normal person would see this as a reason to make sure that our trade agreements have strong environmental components. Crazy people see this as a time to gloat.

Comments

  1. 2

    spews:

    @ 1

    I know. I was wondering if I should expand to the comment sections of various blogs. On the one hand the bullshit section feels a bit too Effin’ Unsound centric already. On the other hand, there’s only so much delving you can do.

  2. 3

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Golly Cluelessman you are a real Moonbat!

    What did I write? I wrote you can’t have Kyoto without China being there, being held responsible for their pollution. Yet, Algore was giving China a PASS on their pollution.

    Of course this was LOST on the dullest knife in the drawer, Sitting Bull Cluelessman!

    Your names for me aren’t even funny Sitting Bull.

  3. 4

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    And Carl: How are you going to ENFORCE this with China?

    Enumerate the ENFORCEMENT Carl.

    1 –
    2 –
    3 –
    4 –
    5 –

    I’ll wait……………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Snore ZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………………..

  4. 5

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    I believe that PaddyMac pointed out that Bill Hinkle has an ambition to ability ratio which approaches a transfinite ratio, or more properly expressed Bill Hinkle=ℵ &#8776 Ambition / Ability.

  5. 7

    Dan Rather spews:

    James Inhofe has a bit of a truth problem. He overheard a conversation the other day that happened 3 years ago. And the people who supposedly took part in the conversation don’t recall it. And shockingly, he’s the less crazy of the two Oklahoma Senators this week.

    Whoa, Hillary Clinton not recalling something she said????

    WOW! What a shocker. Hehehehe

    You sure are good at bullshit Carl.

  6. 8

    Tree Frog Farmer spews:

    Carl, that is high praise indeed, coming from a true professional like Dan Blather™ .

  7. 9

    spews:

    Puddy @ 4

    The fact that there are enforcement mechanisms for intellectual property violations and other corporate gifts are still in our trade agreements but not environmental protections is the problem. The most obvious thing is to refuse to import things that are made in such a way that they pollute worse than they would here at home. So, some things I would write into our trade agreements, just on the environmental side:

    1) Tariffs on products made in environmentally unfriendly ways.

    2) Ban importation of any products made in ways that are particularly environmentally bad.

    3) Beef up inspections of imports to make sure they don’t contain toxins.

    Also, not for our trade agreements, but a good idea would be to have
    4) a public certification process similar to the EPA’s energy star system.

    This is off the top of my head.

  8. 10

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    Yet, Algore was giving China a PASS on their pollution.

    CITE?

    FORGET IT WHACKO. HARDLY ANYONE CARES ABOUT YOUR BULLSHIT ANYWAY. I WONDER WHY I BOTHER SOMETIMES.

  9. 11

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Not a bad list Carl. So since many Chinese made clothes are made with hydrocarbons and many car parts too what do you recommend?

    Hydrocarbons – rayon, acetate, polyester, acrylic, nylon, and spandex. How many clothes are you throwing away no Carl?

  10. 13

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Cluelessman: You are SO STUPID. Kyoto Treaty Announcements from Al Gore form 1997 till now.

  11. 14

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    So Cluelessman the left wing site plagiarizer uses tiny url for his site hiding and he goes apoplectic when I use it for ‘Bat MSM sites.

    Waaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa haaa

  12. 15

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    10 YEARS AGO. BRILLIANT ANALYSIS THERE. NO LINK? DON’T WORRY. YOU CAN USE TINYURL.

    DOES GORE STILL HAVE THE SAME OPINION? A LOT OF THINGS CHANGE IN 10 YEARS. CITE?

  13. 16

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    14 – YOU PROBABLY MIXED IN SOME WINGNUT BULLSHIT SITES. WE WON’T KNOW UNTIL I SPIDER.

    AND I DON’T KNOW IF I SHOULD BOTHER.

  14. 17

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    AND IT’S ALMOST A LOCK THAT YOU GOT THOSE MSM LINKS FROM WINGNUT BULLSHIT SITES TO START WITH!

    HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

  15. 18

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Did you miss the till now part Cluelessman? I’d post the site for this spring regarding what he said and what another moonbat congressman along with him too but you’d call it Right wing BULLSHIT! It’s their own words….

    SPIDER away “For the Clueless” Cluelessman! It took me 30 seconds to determine who you were/are which is still clueless!

  16. 19

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    @17 what does that mean? If it’s in a MSM site I rest my case!

  17. 20

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Post #12 is one of four regurgitations Cluelessman prints each week. Nothing new. Nothing original!

  18. 21

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    the till now part

    MORE BULLSHIT.

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ….

    I’M GOING TO INSTALL MY NEW KVM. G’NIGHT ALL…

  19. 22

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Golly Cluelessman more stupidity. “The best way — and the only way — to get China and India on board is for the US to demonstrate real leadership,” – Al Gore 3/21/07

    Who’s the Bullshitter now Cluelessman? Dumb, Still Dumb and will always be that way.

    So we sign the treaty and China and India don’t? No I said we all ratify it together or not at all. Spider it Cluelessman

  20. 23

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Cluelessman: Clueless two years ago, last year, last month, last week, yesterday, last hour, last minute.

    Cluelessman: Clueless this week, this day, this second, this minute, this hour.

    Cluelessman: Clueless into the future.

    It’s amazing how God steered you to use Clueless! Just drop Yos Lib Bro and return to being Clueless!

  21. 24

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Where does Al Gore say we all sign it together? He knows he has no power over China and he doesn’t use the court of public opinion aganst them. I wonder if he did would they release the illegal campaign contributions from the 1996 campaign?

    No he wants us to move first and put us at a disadvantage.

  22. 25

    headless lucy spews:

    re 4: Uuuuuhhhhh! Let’s see!! This is a real brainteaser, PudWax>>

    Don’t buy their goods unless they meet Kyoto accords???? Will that work?

  23. 26

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Interesting thought Headlice@25. So how will you clothe yourself? Since we are the rich folk and can afford 100% cotton or wool, you lesser beings have to buy hydrocarbon blends; how will you get that spandex?

  24. 27

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Or Headlice you can be like Jean Chretien of Canada who signed it knowing he could never meet it’s levels.

    “While it’s obvious Canada’s previous Liberal government bought a pig in a poke when it signed the Kyoto accord, it’s nice to have it confirmed.

    By Eddie Goldenberg, former prime minister Jean Chretien’s top aide, no less.

    Last week, Goldenberg told a London audience the Liberals knew they couldn’t implement Kyoto when they signed it in 1998 and ratified in 2002, but that it was necessary to push public opinion towards accepting implementation of the controversial treaty on global warming.”

  25. 28

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Headlice: Canada’s emissions 2006 were more than 32 percent above their projected Kyoto levels @ 747 megatons. How many peeps live in Canada. I guess all that nice Canadian wood wouldn’t come into America. I guess all that Canadian beer will not be coming.

  26. 29

    Puddybud Who Left The Reservation spews:

    Carl, how much of China’s population is still technologically in the 1800s or even in the 1900s? Sure, the cities are advanced but not the masses in the rural areas. Your argument above makes no sense.

  27. 31

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Will Dino Rossi Demand A $500 Million Stadium For His Team?

    Erstwhile GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi and retired Mariners slugger Jay Buhner have teamed up to buy a minority interest in the Everett AquaSox, a minor league baseball team.

    Now why would the Carfagna family, which also owns two other minor league, want a Republican politician as a business partner? I can understand Buhner, but why Rossi?

    Ummm … to get a new stadium at taxpayer expense? Ya think?

  28. 33

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    AYYYY YEECHO!!

    PUDDY JUST STUNK UP THE PLACE!

    I LIKE THAT QUOTE ABOUT AMERICAN LEADERSHIP.

    IT SEEMS PUDDY PREFERS THE CHIMP AND DUCK CHENEY’S STYLE – ENDLESS WAR – MIGHT AS WELL, THE PLANET’S GOING TO FRY TO A CRISP ANYWAY.

    SO THINKETH THOSE LIKE PUDDYSILLY ANYWAY.

  29. 34

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    31

    Ever been to an Aquasox game? They play in Everett Memorial Stadium, which is attached to the high school on the south side of town, and seems perfectly adequate to the task to this untrained observer. Actually I would be OK if the Frogs managed to wrangle $500 million to spend on facilities in the Everett school district. Heck, I might even see if I could get my grandkids moved up there.

    I read that story a couple of months ago and ended up scratching my head. Why would they want Rossi in ownership (I mean really)? I wouldn’t trust the guy with a plugged nickel. But then owning a baseball team might just be the new stepping stone to the Presidency.

  30. 35

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    PDC Investigates Rossi Campaign Finances

    “OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington state Democrats on Monday accused … Dino Rossi, of using his nonprofit Forward Washington Foundation to finance an ongoing campaign and to pay himself a $75,000 annual salary.

    “The state Public Disclosure Commission will review the 64-page complaint to see if there were any violations of campaign disclosure laws. …

    “Rossi heatedly replied that he’s not a declared candidate for anything and that the Democrats falsely allege that he’s raising and spending money for a 2008 rematch with Gregoire. … ‘Their whole argument is based on how somehow I am a declared candidate. Well, I’m not,’ he said. …

    “‘Dino Rossi is paying himself — with cash from special interests he refuses to disclose — to run a sham, tax-free organization to campaign for governor,’ Democratic state chairman Dwight Pelz said in a statement released with the PDC complaint. …

    “Rossi … dismissed the accusations as unfounded and outrageous. ‘The thing is, I’m a private citizen and I’m not a declared candidate for any race,’ he said. … He confirmed the salary figure ….

    “Vicki Rippie, PDC executive director, said the watchdog agency will ‘review the complaint and try to determine if the assertions, if true, would constitute violations.’ Asked if Rossi is officially … a candidate for governor in 2008, she said, ‘He has filed a registration form that leads us to believe he is a candidate in ’08.”

    Quoted under fair use; for complete story and/or copyright info see http://tinyurl.com/2hxamn

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: I wonder if Michael Dunmire is paying Dino Rossi’s salary, too?

  31. 36

    headless lucy spews:

    PudWax: If you want to change their behavior, you stop buying their goods. Do you think no other country can make clothes?

    No faith in free enterprise?

  32. 37

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    Actually I don’t know squat about Buhner’s politics, but I would guess he leans Republican. I remember an article from the Bret Boone days (in the context of the 2004 elections, I think) that showed a preponderance of Republicans among Mariers players. Something like 18-7 among those polled.

    I suppose this makes a certain amount of sense. These guys are in the money, after all (the lowest paid Mariner makes more money than I see in three) and are part of a highly traditional activity.

    No, I meant professional baseball, not fleecing the fans (although that did cross my mind as well).

  33. 40

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “’I’m personally opposed, as many citizens are, to taxpayer dollars being used for non-citizen health insurance. But regardless of where you stand on that issue, it’s clear this approach is unfair and demoralizing to working families who are struggling to pay private health insurance premiums,’ said Hinkle.”

    Let me get this straight. CHEAP LABOR CONSERVATIVES like Hinkle are against raising the minimum wage above $5.15 an hour, and they’re against government regulation of health insurance companies, and they’re against taxpayer-funded health care. The result of these CHEAP LABOR policies is that 47 million American citizens don’t have health coverage.

    So they use the fact that their CHEAP LABOR policies demoralize American working families as a justification to deny health coverage to non-citizen children, too.

    Lewis Carroll had nothing on these guys.

  34. 41

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @37 “No, I meant professional baseball, not fleecing the fans (although that did cross my mind as well).”

    There isn’t enough money in fleecing the fans. The game now is fleecing the taxpayers.

  35. 42

    Yer Killin Me spews:

    41

    Well, I’m both a fan and a taxpayer, and I feel plenty fleeced every time I buy a ticket. That’s one reason I go see Aquasox games, even if they are owned in part by Slick Dino. The tickets are $10 or less and I can still bring in my own water.

  36. 43

    RightEqualsStupid spews:

    This week in Bullshit…

    1) Puffybutt claims to be a Christian – all you need to know about Christianity summed up into one nice little hairball of cowardly bullshit
    2) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19426648/ ANOTHER Publican goes off the reservation – pointing out that BUSH is full of BULLSHIT on his stooooopid Iraq plan – if there is a plan.
    3) DICKLESS CHENEY creates yet another opportunity for a Constitutional crisis as he simply ignores the law – the law that his henchmen and fellow BULLSHIT artist Alberto is sworn to uphold but won’t.

  37. 44

    sandalista spews:

    Bullshit? What did you expect when he’s got his head up his horse’s ass?

    DG provided final proof of left-wing suck syndrome on Sunday when he shut down a caller’s demonstration of Clinton’s lethal lies in Kosovo. Thousands of civilians were collaterally damaged to death by our bombs (and NATO R Us, as a smart horse’s ass like Goldy surely knows) dropped from 20,000 feet.

    The lies that made possible our ethnic cleansing of inconvenient civilians were slam-dunk settled by Benjamin Schwartz in The Atlantic **. Schwartz shows that situational pacifist Tony Lewis of the New York Times cherry-picked anti-Serb propaganda to pump up his warmonger mania, then exaggerated the cherrypicked intel to impel Clinton into an undeclared, elective, preemptive mad-bomber campaign that was almost totally divorced from America’s national interest. Clinton repeated Lewis’s lies.

    Also check Newsweek, late 1998, which sedulously and credulously repeated Clinton’s assertions that Saddam Hussein had WMD and that Saddam would use them. That’s why Clinton committed America to a policy of regime change. Newsweek’s subtext thruout was that America and the world were so imperiled by Saddam that we couldn’t afford the distraction of impeachment over trifling matters of perjury and obstruction of justice. An undistracted C in C was needed when we were dangling on the cusp of catastrophe.

    ** That’s the issue from two or three years ago with Michaelangelo’s David on the cover, and that would be the real David, not the screeching little pouf who contaminates KIRO on Saturday and Sunday eves.

    But, to be fair and balanced, faux David sometimes tries to tell the truth. Thanks for affirming what many of us suspected: Mike Webb’s nuts. And thanks for setting us straight about lefty little Mercer Island elitist Dave Ross. Silly me for not knowing that neo-socialist Ross isn’t a leftist; he’s a centrist.

    (Hope I spelled Schwartz correctly, because he’s not part of the half-vast right-wing conspiracy. In addition to being a big man at the Atlantic, he writes often for The Nation, The Progressive, etc. As a lonely leftist truth-teller, he was joined once by Michael — big daddy of the excellent film “Fatso” — Moore who, in Bowling for Columbine, connected the dots between Clinton’s Balkan war and Kliebold’s war against Littleton, Colorado.)

  38. 45

    YOS LIB BRO spews:

    44 – I THOUGHT WINGNUTS LOVED BOMBS. THEY SOLVE ALL YOUR MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES. AND COLLATERAL DAMAGE – THAT’S JUST WAR. IT’S JUST TOO BAD.

    YOU’RE DOWN ON CLINTON FOR KOSOVO BUT THE CHIMP ON IRAQ?

    THOUGHT SO.

    SO LEFTIES SUCK AND WINGNUTS RULE. YEAH THOUGHT THAT TOO.

  39. 46

    Puddybud Who Left the Reservation spews:

    Cluelessman@45: No you got it wrong.

    You are all over Bush for Iraq while giving a pass to Clinton on Kosovo!

    Kool-aid tastes great doesn’t it Cluelessman?