Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hypocrisy Blotter of the Day

#1 INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Republican Rep. Mark Souder acknowledged an affair with a staffer Tuesday and unexpectedly announced his resignation, giving Democrats a chance at capturing what many had thought was a safe Republican seat.

The eight-term congressman apologized for his actions but provided no details.

"I am so ashamed to have hurt the ones I love," he said at a news conference in Fort Wayne. "I am sorry to have let so many friends down, people who have worked so hard for me."
His resignation is effective Friday.

UPDATE: Fox News has identified Souder's mistress as Tracy Jackson, an aide in his Indiana district office. Video has surfaced of Jackson conducting an "interview" with Souder about a hearing on abstinence education.

Story @ Huffpoo

#2 Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has conceded he has "misspoken" in claiming he served in Vietnam but defended his military record and his commitment to veterans.

At a news conference backed by veterans, the popular Connecticut attorney general said he meant to say he served "during Vietnam" instead of "in Vietnam." He called it a matter of "a few misplaced words" that were "totally unintentional."

Story @ Huffpoo

#3 Bristol Palin has signed with a speakers bureau for a tidy sum of between $15,000 and $30,000 per speech, RadarOnline reports.

[UPDATE: Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein confirmed with the AP that Bristol Palin has signed a deal with the bureau and that is indeed her fee range, but said the cost may be adjusted based on her target audience and the preparation required for a particular speaking engagement.]

story @ Huffpoo

Bristol Palin ought to go home and raise the baby she already had. She was unmarried and having sex. She's the last person who should be speaking on abstinence, as she didn't practice it and has profited hugely as a result of behavior that would send Republicans howling into the woods had it been a Democrat's daughter. No role model she!


& #4 Half-Governor Sarah Palin crashed twice-Governor Wally Hickel's funeral today. Trust me, if Sarah Palin was paying her respects, the check would bounce. The guest list was impressive with many Alaskan dignitaries. And then there was Palin with her daughter Piper, the 8-year-old human shield, in tow.

[Shannon Moore's friend], Geoffrey Dunn asked Hickel last year for a formal, on-the-record response to Palin's stunted career as governor. Dunn wrote, "He took a deep pause. "She fell in love with the national spotlight and lost her ethical compass," he said thoughtfully. "That was a sad day for Alaska and America."

story @ Huffpoo

Why the crap is Piper never in school? If Birthers want to see Obama's birth certificate, then I want to see Palin's teaching certificate for home-schooling her "human shield." Boy howdy, watch that kid rebel like crazy in about 8 years.

Oh, and Arizonans?

Not you, Sarah Palin. Only real ones that get their mail here need apply.


I think we're all forgetting something here.

The eleven men who died will receive no compensation, even though their claims are about as "legitimate" as they get. BP is going to use that adjective to screw the guys whose businesses they destroyed, whose environment they destroyed, and whose lives they killed.

It will be just like the Exxon Valdez.

And here's how the Supreme Court, who says that corporations are people too, decided to screw the little guy.

Some are dead, and died without compensation of any variety.

"They're going to be hurt. Those people are going to be suffering because their economy is going to be shot for a year or so," he said. "It took 20 years before the final round was played out with Exxon, in terms of lawsuits, and then they cut back the initial amount. Not many people got much. A lot of people in 20 years have died, lost their boats and permits. It just really screwed up a lot of people's lives."

At least Louisiana knows what's coming.

Monday, May 17, 2010

New Hits?

Hey campers, all of a sudden I'm getting hits & I'm wondering if I should start up again? Gimme a shout if you mystery readers I'm getting stats for say aye...

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Igor Panarin: U.S. Will Collapse By Next Year

Sarah Palin must be laying low with her secessionist-helpmeet Todd teh First Dud, since this is the zaniness catching my eye today.

"Panarin argued that Americans are in moral decline, saying their great psychological stress is evident from school shootings, the size of the prison population and the number of gay men."

I kinda snarfed the coffee on that one, no lie. These things are all controversial, and it's a good list, till ... gay men??

There are several reasons why gay men are a boon to American society, and I shall lay out some reasons that the male gay population may be the salvation of the American Dream, and should be thus revered:

1) The gay man always seems to have a female friend during high school (whether either of them know he's gay, or closeted, or whatevs) which leads to sincere, emo-laden conversations when they should be doing their trig homework. This increases the emotional quotient of both, and trig causes a rash anyway.

2) Without the gay man, Broadway's lights would have dimmed years ago, and then what would housewives from Iowa do in New York, go to the Warsaw and rock? psh.

3) And let's not forget that every gay couple doesn't produce another human, thus working in their own buttsecksy way to trim the population before we hit 11 billion by the year 2100

So, just based on this alone, it's obvious someone's been spiking the Russky prof's vodka with Rush Limbaugh's Oxycodone.

Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

God Wants Your Knees Crossed? Really??

Then where did all these adolescent/horny teenager feelings come from, Mommy? It's the Devil? you say? So if I am strong against Satan I can stay pure?

Maybe not so much. Bristol Palin came out and blasted abstinence-only sex education, the biggest waste of money since the D.A.R.E. program/ war on drugs, as "not realistic," which would explain both the size and timing of her family's birthday list.

This poor girl's face when she says she "doesn't want to get into it" screams of what she's seeing in her mind's eye at the time, which would be her getting into it. The problem is that no matter how much we tell teens that they should wait, they rarely do. There will be the religious, but they have another avenue to channel all that hormonal energy- they sublimate it into God. Or they don't and they play sports really hard. Or they play sports really hard and attract people who get all excited by a hero's attention that....

but let's not get into it.

However, were we to discuss human sexuality with as much embarrassment as we do human psychology (i.e. none at all) then children wouldn't be shamed. Kids would know what the consequences of their choices would be. There would be adequate and available protection for free. Honestly? A goldfishblowl full of condoms in the nurse's office by the door would cut down on the number of girls dropping out because they're knocked up. I haven't had any this year, but I had three or four the last two previous. They say they're psyched, but if they knew now what they knew then, would they have reached for the protection? Maybe the knowledge alone would have kept the pants zipped.

Or if they took the plunge, they might be less scared, and that child would have a parent's laser-focused attention on them to see that they did become a real human someday.

Maybe we wouldn't be heading towards eleven billion people on the planet in the next hundred years.

Maybe it would be quality, not quantity.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Obama's been in for less than three weeks: A review...

So, Obama's gone from an 83% approval rating to a 63% approval rating. This is not surprising, considering that I still haven't gotten my magical unicorn delivered yet. *rolls eyes* However, he shall live in my mind as the most amazing politician for one reason and one reason only: he admitted a mistake. This in and of itself is enough of a miracle that it bears repeating. Agree with him or disagree with him, but a man who can admit a mistake is more of a man who durst not admit to such. George Bush, I am talking to YOU. Going around the media circuit and presenting a revisionist history does not make you a man who learned from his errors; it makes you a man who should have tried once or twice to change a policy that wasn't working. He's still a damned tool. At least he has the grace to stay the hell off the national radar, unlike his puppet master Vice President Dick.

And then there's THIS moron:

Former Chief of Staff to Obama: Put Your Jacket On
By Bernie Becker

At least one prominent former Bush official has the following message for President Obama: I don’t care if it’s warm enough to grow orchids in the Oval Office. Put your suit jacket on.

In an interview scheduled to run Wednesday night, Andrew H. Card Jr. told the syndicated news show Inside Edition that “there should be a dress code of respect” in the White House and that he wished Mr. Obama “would wear a suit coat and tie.”

Mr. Card, who was George W. Bush’s first chief of staff, becomes the first member of that famously buttoned-up administration to criticize the more relaxed Obama dress code.

According to Inside Edition’s Web site, Mr. Card also said:

“The Oval Office symbolizes…the Constitution, the hopes and dreams, and I’m going to say democracy. And when you have a dress code in the Supreme Court and a dress code on the floor of the Senate, floor of the House, I think it’s appropriate to have an expectation that there will be a dress code that respects the office of the President.”

Mr. Card went on to add that, while he would not criticize Mr. Obama for his appearance, “I do expect him to send the message that people who are going to be in the Oval Office should treat the office with the respect that it has earned over history.”

As the Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg reported last week, Mr. Obama and Mr. Bush have, among other distinctions, drastically different views on White House dress codes.

Uh-huh. Had the Bush Administration been more concerned with running the country in a direction other than the ground, perhaps they'd not have had the time to whine about dress code. I'm glad he's more focussed on work. Respect for the Constitution doesn't stem from a suit coat; respect for the Constitution stems from following it and not using it as a birdcage liner to make war and money for political rich bastard cronies.

So, for the first three weeks I give ole Barry a B+