Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Headlines - Wednesday November 17

You've got to watch this.
Morford: Your angry God will not save you now
I heart Morford.
Change we can believe in. Like others, I've been very concerned that the White House hasn't listened enough to what investment bankers need and want.

House ethics panel: Rep. Rangel guilty on 11 counts.
He deserves what he gets, and yet, war criminals roam free in the streets and write books. 
Wisco: Private contractors failing just as spectacularly in Afghanistan.

Against Discrimination Hoodie (dark)


Red State Welfare

No more spreading the wealth around! The New York Daily News reports:

Alaska gets $1.84 in federal spending for every dollar it pays in federal taxes. We in New York get just 79 cents on the dollar.

Which means we subsidize Alaska even as it enjoys a $2 billion-plus budget surplus.

Even as New York faces a huge deficit that will require ever more painful cuts.


Maybe there will be more reality shows featuring other big names in the Tea Party who call for cuts in government spending even as their home states are subsidized by the rest of us.

There could be Sen. Jim DeMint's South Carolina, which gets $1.35 on the dollar.

There could also be Sen.-elect Rand Paul's Kentucky, which rakes in $1.51.

Compare those states to two that are in financial crisis and suffer an even worse balance of payments than we do in New York.

California receives only 78 cents on the dollar.

And New Jersey gets just 61 cents, though it does have a hit reality show.

And the perennial President Bartlet rejoinder: "Can we have it back, please?"


Heartbroken liberals sobbed quietly in a corner after they found out that Barack Obama wanted to "talk" with John Boehner and his army of Republican Oompa Loompas — because everyone knows "let's talk" is secret Beltway/truck stop code for meth-fueled group sexytime. John Boehner said he was really looking forward to bipartisan experimentation with Obama, in the most sexual way possible, but now Republicans are playing all "hard to get" and have indefinitely postponed this hawt meet-up! #1 Best Bra Padding The Politico reports that Republicans got cold feet because they are still extremely angry at Obama for "crashing" their GOP bull session in Baltimore, way back when. The thing is: Republicans actually invited Obama to come join their lame retreat. Whoops! What will it take to get these Powerful Leaders to sit in a room together, so that Obama can give Republicans whatever they want? 

Don't mess with snowbillies

Apparently the pain from David Letterman's joke about her is causing Willow to lash out:

Willow Palin was responding to a boy named Tre who updated his Facebook status on Sunday night to read: "Sarah Palin's Alaska, is failing so hard right now."

Willow then replied, saying: "Tre stfu. Your such a faggot."

Willow also wrote a message on Tre's wall which read: "Haha your so gay. I have no idea who you are, But what I've seen pictures of, your disgusting … My sister had a kid and is still hot."



Today in gay: Georgia Megachurch edition 


Rep. Pete Sessions confirmed that he and his fellow Republicans are also going to hold unemployment benefits hostage to giving the super-rich continued tax cuts

Since spinelessness is a virtue among Democrats, especially Senate Democrats, Harry Reid, a man whose picture can be found in the zoological guides under "Weasel; gutless", was re-elected as majority leader.


Oh, now we get to stay in Afghanistan until at least 2014. Hooray for endless war. [McClatchy

The "I got mine and f**k you" party


Fixing The Economy, McCain-style- Walnuts says that billions can be saved by eliminating earmarks, and lowering armed services personnel costs, thus proving he knows nothing about either earmarks or the Defense Budget. "They can marry their own Booze Heiress, like I did," he did not say. "Hennnnngh!," he added. (Reuters)

Food Security - More people than ever were on some form of Food Stamps during the recession (which, hahahaha, is over) so it is time for the GOP to gut the program that currently serves 1/7 households. (Reuters)


This is what happens when you outlaw abortion. "Police in Thailand have found the remains of more than 300 human foetuses hidden in a Buddhist temple in the capital, Bangkok. The police say they suspect the foetuses came from illegal abortion clinics. News reports say a member of the temple staff confessed to being hired by several clinics to dispose of remains. Abortion is illegal in Thailand, except when the pregnancy affects the mother's health or is the result of rape. Police chief Sumeth Ruangswasdi said they had been called to investigate a strong smell in the temple, and discovered a total of 348 foetuses in plastic bags, AP reports."

Rush Limbaugh Photoshop Reminds You Obama Is a Black Gang Member
Scary! Can you imagine seeing this sort of thing on the side of one of the two buildings that exist in the town you travel to to buy stuff?
Here is a fun photo from the Internet. It's from Rush Limbaugh's website, attached to a transcript of his show, aired yesterday, in which he claimed Barack Obama is a "juvenile delinquent" who is "no more than graffiti on the walls of American history." Did you think Obama was graffiti and the President of the United States — the guy who orders air strikes on Muslim countries? Nope. Did you think he was graffiti and a guy who had a turkey sandwich for lunch, hold the mayo? Nope, only graffiti. That's all he is. Nothing more. He's very simple. And he's very much messing up the nice mountain God made, that this nation's good white people took away from the Indians to explode into giant visages of some of their favorite white people.

This guy is an utter wrecking ball all by himself on the world stage to the point now of getting embarrassing. This presidency of Obama's, it doesn't take much to irritate the left. Try this: "Barack Obama's presidency is graffiti on the walls of American history." That's what his administration is. No more than graffiti on the walls of American history. We have a juvenile delinquent for a president who has ruined so much public and private property, not even his gang is making much of an effort here to protect him. It's an utter disaster.

Haha, yeah, some people don't like it when you say the leader of their country is a "juvenile delinquent" who is a member of a "gang" that tags everything with "graffiti." Because it sounds kind of offensive, calling a black head of state some kind of thug urchin who lives in an urban area, simply because you don't like him.

It's more creative than that watermelon patch stuff, at least. [Rush Limbaugh via Andrew Sullivan]


Not in 34 years has a president done what President Obama did today, and if you did not watch this once-in-a-generation ceremony live, watch it here now:

This afternoon in the East Room of the White House, the President presented the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, U.S. Army -- the first living servicemember from the Iraq or Afghanistan wars to receive it.  "Now, I'm going to go off-script here for a second and just say I really like this guy," said the President to laughter and applause.  "I think anybody -- we all just get a sense of people and who they are, and when you meet Sal and you meet his family, you are just absolutely convinced that this is what America is all about."
Groping locales sexier than the porno-cancer scanners

We feel safer already

Maybe you're not the type of person who enjoys the groping supplied by the porno-cancer scanners or its radiation-free alternative, the hot and heavy pat down. Maybe you reserve the look-y looks at your genitals for the nice people you meet at crowded, dark bars, as opposed to the TSA agents who come after you in the name of Freedom? But if you can't get a good groping at the airport, what does this mean for our national pastime of sexytime in public places? READ MORE »


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