Thursday, June 30, 2011

Headlines - Thursday June 30

Bernie Sanders is asking us to sign a letter to President Obama. Please do so here. And pass the word.
Back in Black - Glenn Beck's Nazi Tourette's
Hope & Change Headline of the Day: 'Michelle Obama Denies Supporting Gay Marriage'

Oh, Michelle Obama! We love you even when we don't really think too much of that husband of yours, anymore. You're "the cool one," right? Right? No, you're just another amoral liar in Washington.

Politico has this:

First lady Michelle Obama's office on Tuesday quickly shot down the suggestion that she has ever publicly voiced support for same-sex marriage, a policy her husband opposes even as the left pressures him to take a stand.

"Mrs. Obama has never made any public statements about same-sex marriage," her communications director, Kristina Schake, said in an email to POLITICO.


Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We've Almost Lost Nebraska:
US Cost of War at Least $3.7 Trillion and Counting
Some Like It Hypocritical.
Back when rat-faced 9/11 pornographer Rudy Giuliani was just another cross-dressing sleazebag New York politician kicked out of his house for banging his mistress, the only two people who would take him in were two kindly homosexual gentlemen. And so, for months, Rudy Giuliani was the third leg of this curious tripod: a supposedly straight, serial-marrying power-mad big city mayor sharing an apartment with two nice gay men — sort of like The Odd Couple + La Cage aux Folles × Richard III. And Rudy promised his friends that if gay marriage ever became legal in the state of New York, he would happily perform the wedding ceremony. Can you guess what Rudy da Rat is doing now? Hiding. Not answering his phone. READ MORE »

AP - Mooselini eats her words. And some soup.

  • Word Salad for Breakfast - Alaska's part time governor and full-time grifter Sarah Palin® was shocked to learn that she is loathed in Hollywood:

    It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What's your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem? What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they'd seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?

    --Mooselini® after seeing her mockumentary, Undefecated.

    (Think Progress)

Last week we were told that Obama's position on gay marriage was "evolving." But not actually, you know, evolved. Monday, his spokesmodel Jay Carney announced that Obama now thinks it should be up to the states.

Which is intended to look like he's not taking a position – he'll be happy to be thought a wimp on this issue – but it actually is a position: a position that marriage equality is not a right but a privilege that can be granted or not granted at the whim of state legislators.

Well fuck that.


What an awful, awful lady:

New York's gay weddings victory lap has not extended to all parts of the Empire State, with a rural town clerk determined to not sign any same-sex marriage licenses.

Barbara MacEwen, the town clerk in upstate Volney who is responsible for signing marriage licenses in the town, said she's morally opposed to same-sex weddings and does not intend to affix her signature to any marriage documents for gay or lesbian couples.

"If there's any possible way to not do it, legally, then yes, I would not want to put my name on any of those certificates or papers," MacEwen told POLITICO. "That's their life, they can do it, but I don't feel I should be forced into something that's against my morals and my God."

MacEwen said she's written her state senator – Republican Patty Ritchie, who voted against legalizing gay weddings – to determine her legal options.

As John Cole wrote, she should quit. Simple as that. If her religion or morality is forcing her to violate the law and fail to do her job, then she should quit. Her morality is clearly more important than doing her job.


After taking a $10 billion bailout, Goldman Sachs will outsource 1,000 jobs.



"What is straight?  A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains."
~Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947

For every narrow-minded, homophobic bigot out there, this one's for you. Oh, and if you believe that homosexuality is a 'life-style choice', then make no mistake about it, you're a narrow-minded, homophobic bigot.


How Michele Bachmann Will Win GOP Nomination


2008 Obama wakes up to help uncool 2011 Obama lecture GOP

make your best angry face

2011 Obama is getting his butt kicked in the polls lately, which means that it is time in this presidential election cycle to pull out "2008 Obama," the guy we all liked for yelling at rich people and Republicans. This "2008 Obama" was finally pulled out of the closet to come help reclusive socialist warlord "2011 Obama" today to hold his first press conference in months, where he went nuclear winter phase III on the GOP for failing to make a deal with Joe Biden about raising the debt ceiling. Angry Obama: "I've been here. I've been doing Afghanistan and bin Laden and the Greek crisis and — you stay here." Yeah, NO VACATION UNTIL YOU FIX THIS. Okay, also he will yell at the rich people again, for good measure. READ MORE »


While fighting to block SEC investigation of Goldman Sachs, GOP House committee chair Issa bought Goldman Sachs bonds


Jill: He is SO much a closet case


Mr. Burns 80

Don't let the Republicans see this! It will become the rallying cry for killing Medicare and Social Security.


Crashing the economy for fun and profit

I don't expect the republicans to be good-faith negotiators in the debt ceiling talks. Crashes can be beneficial to those in the "have" column, who have the cash to shield and insulate themselves from the vagaries of the resulting chaos. Those folks make a killing on everyone else's misery.

That is the angle Eric Cantor is working right now. He is heavily invested in a hedge fund that is shorting long-dated treasury bonds.

Now, I am no financial genius. Even if I had money, I wouldn't make it go out and get a job and "work for me." I would leave it convalescing in a nice FDIC-insured savings account. I have never believed everyone was intended to get into the stockmarket. 401Ks and the like have always just sounded like a scam to get middle-class pockets legally picked by Wall Street parasites,  because if the average person were honest with themselves, they would admit that they are flying blind when it comes to managing those numbers on the page.

But I am not so ignorant of the ways of money that I don't know good old-fashioned manipulation when I see it.

Cantor is in a position to push the United States into default, and if that were to happen, that investment would make him a very, very rich man, because the price of bonds would fall and interest rates would spike and the Minority Leader, who flounced out of talks a weekk ago would clean up.

So I have a question: HOW THE FUCK IS THIS LEGAL???  


Revolution happens on an empty stomach North Korea has reportedly slashed daily food rations to a mere 375 calories per person, per day. And the appointed son who will replace Dear Leader when he dies/becomes incapacitated is fat. Even a million-man army will have trouble putting down a rebellion of 23 million starving people who literally have nothing to lose. Especially when the army is hungry, too, as they are now.


WND Suing Esquire For Using Terrible Irony Weapon Against Birthers

wingnuts automatically take anything with a drudge siren seriously

Who are the most victimized people on the planet? If you answered "the birther lunatics," you would be correct. writer and birther book publisher Joseph Farah is suing Esquire for $120 million for publishing a parody post reporting that Farah finally decided the whole birther thing was probably just a hollow, exploitative attempt at monetizing the fears of stupid, racist people, and he would be recalling the Jerome Corsi book. Haha, that is ironic and totally implausible, because Joseph Farah loves money. But you know who doesn't understand irony? Birther nutjobs! So they all freaked out and in their typical brainless fashion went and took the books off the shelves.  IT'S ON THE INTERNET IT MUST BE TRUE! It was a sad day for Joseph Farah's bank account, because of irony.  READ MORE »


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