Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The People's House - Serve the Public - Sworn Duty: BÜLLSHÏT

150% Grade AAA Pure Bullshit
(Congress Serves Themselves)

Congressional Workdays Until Midterms in November
(How many days will you work at your job during the same time)

Rachel Maddow explains it best of all ... (about 10 minutes):

Guess what? Most of them will get reelected right Mr. and Mrs. Gee Old Poops?

You betcha'... velkom to the new Amerika.

Monday, July 28, 2014

GOP-Christian-Conservative-Family Values Sort of Weasel

Before I Was Saved and Saw the Light

Me Today: A New Man - Praise the Lord

Meet what Texans call a “real man” – South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, age 53. He told this editorial board (and much more at that link) that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land. He referred to such people as “wetbacks.” He also called President Obama a “Socialist son of a bitch.”

Never heard of him… Well, he was one of 6 Republicans who challenged Sen. John Cornyn in the Texas Republican primary for the Senate seat.

In Texas they call that kind of a guy: “A real American.”

He is one with strong family and Christian values. He is an honest and open member of the GOP and proud member of Conservative wing.

His party is one of strong convictions. Why would the GOP not support this kind of person in his free speech rights, or even carrying forth what he wants to do?

Hallelujah. Praise the Lord.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

No Unarmed Kids in U. S. — With Bombs in Israel Okee Dokee

You're Too Young Right Now — So, Can I Have Your Virgins????

My Name: Said el Cooliman

More Kids, More Future Fighters - Our Duty
(Praise Allah)

Buried in a number of foreign media reports from Gaza are acknowledgments that amid the images of Palestinian civilians, Hamas terrorists are operating among the population.

Here are some examples:

1.  Globe and Mail correspondent in Gaza, Patrick Martin, wrote in his article from 20 July: The presence of militant fighters in Shejaia became clear Sunday afternoon when, under the cover of a humanitarian truce intended to allow both sides to remove the dead and wounded, several armed Palestinians scurried from the scene. Some bore their weapons openly, slung over their shoulder, but at least two, disguised as women, were seen walking off with weapons partly concealed under their robes. Another had his weapon wrapped in a baby blanket and held on his chest as if it were an infant.

2.  Canadian TV correspondent Janis Mackey Frayer tweeted the following on 20 July: Inside Shejaiyya we also saw several #Hamas gunmen. One passed dressed in a woman's headscarf, with the tip of a gun poked out from under cloak.

3. Washington Post correspondent William Booth reporting from Gaza, wrote in an article from 15 July:  At the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, crowds gathered to throw shoes and eggs at the Palestinian Authority’s health minister, who represents the crumbling “unity government” in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The minister was turned away before he reached the hospital, which has become a de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders, who can be seen in the hallways and offices.

4.  Another report by Washington Post correspondents from 17 July recounts: During the lull, a group of men at a mosque in northern Gaza said they had returned to clean up the green glass from windows shattered in the previous day’s bombardment. But they could be seen moving small rockets into the mosque. 

5.  The Japanese daily Mai-Nichi correspondent in Gaza reported on 21 July: Hamas criticizes that “Israel massacres civilians.”  On the other hand, it tries to use evacuating civilians and journalists by stopping them and turning them into “human shields” counteracting thoroughly with its guerrilla tactics (extract translated into English from Japanese). 

This story is still not complete ... but the PR game (from all sides) is in full swing.  The B/L if there can ever be a bottom line: The U.S. must always stand by our Allies.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Drop It, Shït For Brains: Aw Crap, Never Mind — Oops

Rick "Oops" Perry: Gets the Drop on the Hombre Trying to Sneak into Texas

If the GOP thinks that guns everywhere, anytime, slung over your shoulder or strapped on your hip for any reason will somehow be the defining issue to sweep them into power, or that dismantling the Federal system while keeping minorities at bay (i.e., women, Asians, Latinos, African-Americans as well as a huge chunk of DEM-leaning voters with crazy-ass voter suppression laws), then they have another think coming – they are in a word: sadly mistaken.

Photos like that of Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and other macho types are disgusting and the worst kind of pandering the lowest stupid common denominator about on any critical and important subject worthy of a presidential candidate from either side. Those gimmicks will not fly with the vast majority of the public ... perhaps with redneck goobers, sure, but not with the general public.

They insult the voters to think otherwise. Then add this equation – GOP re-branding:

George W. Bush ran as a “compassionate conservative.” Look how that all turned worked out.

As the Washington Post notes in this piece (paraphrased): “In 2012, the Republican field was the most-confrontational, unbending in recent memory. Mitt Romney said he was “severely conservative” and got caught mocking the “47 percent.” Rick Perry called the Federal Reserve “treasonous.” Rick Santorum said he was “for income inequality.” What a difference a disastrous election, two years and terrible polling make. If 2012 was a contest to be the toughest, the 2016 presidential Republican primary is likely to include a competition to appear the most compassionate - the most warm and fuzzy candidate as it were.”

However, knowing the GOP the way we do, well ... that won't last very long. The warm will become an iceberg, and the fuzzy will likely turn into barbed or razor wire. 

But, it will fun to watch their re-branding effort that is now taking center stage all across la-la land. Stay tuned.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The World is in Ugly Turmoil, but the GOP is in Worse Shape

The GOP Base Advocating 'Change'
(Agreed: Change is needed right now)

 While Acting Like Dirty Harry
(Minus the Empty Chair)

The so-called “Arab Spring” in Egypt and Libya and elsewhere; Iraq festering again; Afghanistan (U.S. still engaged there); mess in Syria; Ukraine-Russia turmoil; Yementhe renewed Israel-Hamas fighting; North Korea still in the wings; the Central American kids rushing here to avoid their own drug-infested-murderous countries; the back and forth with Iran; and, a few more hot spots, and all in recent years.

So – what can the U.S. possibly do? What do some people want the U.S. to so? From the GOP side of the equation, they are content just to blame President Obama and in every sound byte, appearance on Fox and Talk Radio, in Op-ed pieces, and even on the House and Senate floors they call him every name on the GOP dirty tricks handbook (written by Karl Rove, et al) like he is weak, ineffective, and not decisive – the worst president in history (which is totally false). That is their sole aim and has been since January 20, 2009 – a trail of facts, not just my opinion. 

This GOP will do, say, pay, try, lie, or imply anything to blame and bash Mr. Obama about any and everything no matter how trivial at every opportunity – all the while they say they serve the best for the country – Bull.

So, how much more can they blame Mr. Obama. This 12-minute segment from HARDBALL pretty much nails it - worth watching:

Thanks for stopping by. Come again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

GOPers Warming Up for 2016 Run (Some Again) — Please Run

In the "Bull" Pen Warming Up For 2016
(Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Romney, Santorum)

The Most-Serious Candidate 
(at least from his fan club)

The headlines of this story got my attention - how about you??? 

Five 2012 GOP Primary Candidates Who Want Another Shot

Once I stopped laughing I decided to post this for my “fan club” (smile), so stay tuned, much more later I am sure, and as they say “… it could be a hoot and holler.” (very huge smile). All I can say is please, oh pretty please, run — all of you run, please for goodness sake, run like there's no tomorrow because I am pretty confident  there would be plenty of cheering and I suspect, some jeering.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Spelling Bee Champ Correctly Spelled Weasel = Darrell Issa

The Record is Clear, Honest, and True: Mr. Issa's is Pure BS

Chairman Issa Shuts Off DEM Mic and DEM Speakers

A new Democratic staff report released today by House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) shows months of interviews by Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) majority staff yielded absolutely no evidence of White House involvement or political targeting in the IRS’s enhanced screening of Tea Party groups seeking tax-exempt status.

Though Issa has refused to release the entire transcripts — as he pledged to do in June 2013 — the report contains the public portions of all 39 interviews interviewed by the Republican majority. The report notes that those interviewed include “employees from the Cincinnati and Washington D.C. offices at every level — from Screening Agents to the former IRS Commissioner to the Chief of Staff to the Treasury Secretary,” and “Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and individuals with no political affiliation.”

Each of the witnesses was asked whether they had any knowledge of White House involvement or political motivation. None reported any. This appears to contradict the allegation by Issa last May that this “was the targeting of the president’s political enemies effectively and lies about it during the election year, so that it wasn’t discovered until afterwards.” That claim was repeated by a wide array of House and Senate Republicans.

Here are two things that have Issa and his Witch Hunters in full apoplexy and denial:

WASHINGTON — Amid a flurry of Republican calls for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative groups, the Justice Department is set to defend its own probe of the matter as exhaustive and sufficient during a House hearing Thursday on the department’s response to the scandal. A top Justice Department official will tell the hearing that the department is now looking at how some of former senior IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails disappeared -- a new area of inquiry, Attorney General Eric Holder told ABC News in an exclusive interview Friday.

“We've expanded the scope of the IRS investigation to deal with these lost emails,” Holder told ABC News’ Pierre Thomas. Specifically, the Justice Department and FBI are looking into “the circumstances of the lost emails,” Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole will tell a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee Thursday, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks provided to ABC News.

That was based on this: The IRS earlier had said that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The tax agency said it was standard procedure to destroy old data storage equipment that may have contained confidential taxpayer information.

Here from Politico in part:  The IRS declared under oath and penalty of perjury on Friday that Lois Lerner’s hard drive is irrecoverable after being wiped clean by tech staff and recycled with an outside contractor, according to a court filing. Although an outside company was able to identify the serial number for the computer, the hard drive was wiped clean or “degaussed” and then recycled after several attempts to recover the data by IRS tech personnel, including a career forensic specialist with 25 years worth of experience.

Is there a bottom line here - any at all: Possibly “there is no there there.”

Mr. Issa can't stop issuing subpoenas. Since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2011, Issa has issued nearly 100 subpoenas – more than the last three committee chairman combined, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

Cummings points out that Issa's 96 subpoenas have been issued without any debate or vote in the committee. In a letter to Issa, Cummings argues that “issuing unilateral subpoenas with no legitimate justification undermines the credibility of this committee.” 

Finally the real Darrell Issa: Leading up to and following the 2010 elections, Issa was giddy at the chance of going toe-to-toe with Obama, whom he called “one of the most corrupt presidents in modern times” in an interview with Rush Limbaugh in October of that year. 

A month later, he walked back the claim. “If I had to do it over again, I’d have parsed my words a little more carefully,” Issa told CNN’s Situation Room. “Do I think the president is personally corrupt? No. I should never have implied that.”

Yeah, that Darrell Issa ... if anyone needs to be investigated, in my view, it should be Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Proof Positive of Texas Weasel Reading Fellow Texas Weasel

Meeting of the Minds Re: Influx of Kids from Central America

Perry on CNN - Being Held to Account for His Own Words

Friday, July 11, 2014

How Low Can FOX Go: How Low Can Whale Shït Sink

The President in the Middle of These Two ... What an Honor
(Half-term Gov. Palin and former one-term Rep. Allen West)

If you ever had any doubts about Fox News, lay them aside. They have now proven beyond any last remaining shadow of doubt about whether or not they have any shame; they do not. They remain shameless. They have zero credibility. 

This piece of crap, passing as a story about those two pieces of crap pictured above, passing as what FOX calls “prominent outside” conservatives, is utter bull shït. “Outside” – these two are or have been well-paid FOX contributors a long time.

Here is the story that is called the Fox News Impeachment Two-Step

Step One: Fox News contributors (aforementioned Palin and West) call for President Obama's impeachment.

Step Two: Fox News then reports about “some prominent outside conservatives” calling for President Obama to be impeached.

May I suggest a step three? Turn off FOX, stop giving the likes of Palin any national platform – the woman is certifiably batshït crazy, and West is a close second.  

Of course, Palin had a very well-known teacher to emulate. I give you Professor Batshit herself:

I rest my case.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Can the GOP Get Any More Weasel-like Than They Are Today

One-Note Party: To Get Obama Anyway Possible
(All together now: One-and-ah-Two-and-ah...)

Current Classic Example

This latest GOP AGM (Anti-Government Movement), and name I just made up, is very concerning and it should be to everyone... our future as a country,I think, is at stake, and for the record: I am not one to cry wolf of subscribe to any wild-ass conspiracy of any kind, period. As Jack Webb from the old Dragnet TV show fame used to say: “Just the facts, ma'am…”

Watch the first 7 minutes of this segment and see exactly what I mean ... it is chilling. The best way to label this is call it for what it is:  A New Nihilism That Threatens GOP’s Growth and the Country's Mental Stability (article from here).

One of several definitions of Nihilism that fits here is: “... the belief that a society's political and social institutions are so bad that they should be destroyed anyway possible, even at the barrel of a gun or by any other violent  means ... while calling it justified…”) – the Bundy ranch standoff is a classic recent example.

Then on top of all that we see the GOP right worshiping at this guy’s alter. Why I honestly ask, why indeed??

That story: Conservative writer and so-called “Obama documentary film” producer, Dinesh D'Souza, has pleaded guilty to charges that he asked two associates to donate $10,000 to the Senate campaign of New York Republican Wendy Long, then illegally reimbursed them.

D'Souza has also agreed not to contest any prison term between 10 and 16 months, though he won't be sentenced until Sept. 23, and it sounds like he's still hoping to avoid jail time.

His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said in a statement immediately after the plea that he was hopeful that the judge “… will recognize Mr. D'Souza to be a fundamentally honorable man who should not be imprisoned for what was an isolated instance of wrongdoing in an otherwise productive life.” 

Oh boy … 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

GOP in 1956 Under Ike vs. Today: What Happened to Reality

Hard to Disagree with that Platform, Right Mr. and Mrs.  Gee Old Poops

[Click Image for Larger, More-Readable view]

Yes, that was nearly 60 years ago ... now look at the present-day philosophy of most GOP platforms.  Any of if back then sound familiar today? Yes, it happened a long time ago and yes, things do change. but this dramatically - that's a horse, or in this case, an elephant of a different color.

Seems the GOP got hijacked on the search for reality.

Here is link to main party platforms from day-one ... interesting stuff - enjoy.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Purveyors of Misinformation & Disinformation: Media Weasels

ISIS Map Getting a Lot of Attention 
(And, for the wrong reasons)

This post comes from here (and it has good links therein). 

Conspiracy and right wing nuts, being goaded by some media along with the standard flare of GOPer war hawks: the Cheney’s, William Kristol, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham, et al, and of course “paid contributors and consultants who opine on FOX," are all about to ramp up and get ready to again light the fuse and fan the flames for what appears to be what they see as WW III in the Middle East. 

They of course will want the U.S. to take the lead, even though most of them never served a day in combat, let alone ever wore the uniform (except McCain perhaps). Yet, they thrive on the crap in the story. They will start milking it and the maps depicted in the story for all it's worth, and to them, well, it’s worth plenty. 

Finally, I would ask everyone to carefully follow this story and the hype that surely will follow. Then ask yourself: "How gullible are we, really."  

I mean gullible like the run up to the invasion of Iraq. We may find out sooner than we think. Stay tuned.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

GOPers Dispute Facts, Deeds, and Words — Even Their Own

Rush Limbaugh "Mr. Republican" Said as Much

Post Hobby-Lobby (5-4) Decision
(Spreading Like Wildfire)

True: Hobby-Lobby Plan Covers Viagra for Men 
(Their plan also covers Vas snip-snip)

Yes, these are cartoons, but sometimes they make the point better than anyone else, and usually the image sticks. So, kudos for those I posted above.

Now, look at all the things wrong in America right now from the real obvious: poverty, lack of healthcare (and the assault on the ACA), guns, crime, education, unemployment, and the less obvious: pollution of both our air and drinking water, global warming on our weather patterns and what that holds for the future.

Then look at the Republican solutions ever since 2010 taken from here (there are more examples), and from here (original source story):

Legislation against the teaching of evolution, banning the word “gay” from schools, denying women control over their own uteruses and health care decisions, banning contraception (e.g., Hobby-Lobby), legislation to put children back to work and limit the pay of middle class workers, legislating the Ten Commandments, and BTW, none of these things address any of the real problems faced by Americans every single day. 

Even when they do touch on an actual problem – proclaiming days of prayer to combat drought – the solution is laughable. Somehow they think that will stick; it will with their base, but that's about it.

Obvious Fact: The GOP has no intention at all of addressing these or most other serious problems. 

They are, however, very anxious to address non-existent problems, to identify and then legislate against them. BTW: There has been no evidence of job creation legislation coming from the Republican-controlled House. Nothing at all.

Examples: Despite an electorate that is overwhelmingly pro-choice, there is no doubt that the GOP’s first goal is to deprive women of their reproductive rights and to frame that argument not as one of health but religion. It is in fact so important an issue to the GOP that out of some 40,000 laws of all types enacted in 2011, as RMuse wrote here recently, “there were nearly 1,000 bills in state legislatures to restrict a woman’s right to legal abortion services” (up from 950 in 2010). 

Alternet lists the 10 worst states in which to be a woman. The lone piece of good news was the unexpected sanity of Mississippi voters. Interestingly, the GOP is now trying to co-opt the War on Women for their own, accusing liberals of waging war on “pro-choice” women, or declaring that Obama is waging a war on women and that the Obama White House has been a hostile work environment. This is while Congress, already in 2012, has taken no less than eight votes against women – in just three months. It is frightening to think what the final toll might be by December 31.

A recent report from the Guttmacher Institute details the extent of 2011’s war on Women’s Reproductive Rights.

GOPers who read this, and I doubt it would be many, will dispute, ignore and toss anything on this page, and that is their choice (wow, they support choice after all), but they can not dispute, ignore, or toss the truth (the facts) no matter how hard they try to bury and hide body of truth. I believe we will find out in November 2014 (I hope so) and certainly in 2016 (again fingers crossed for savvy voters). Stay tuned.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Women: Give This to Any Candidate Running for Congress

Credit and thanks to Being Liberal and Steve Marmel

A simple "yes" or "no" pop quiz as it were for every Congressional candidate this cycle.

I will post and then let it sink in ... enjoy it, I sure did. So, ladies: are you paying attention? I bet you are.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

ISIS: Ugly, Nasty, Unpopular and a "Clear and Present Danger"

ISIS: Their Rule of Law and Justice 

The Road to Baghdad 

U. S. Left Iraq Military Well-Trained and Armed

Excellent visual report here from NBC reporter, Richard Engel, (about 9 minutes) who is on ground in Iraq. He is about one of the very best reporters these days over there.

The part that concerns me and apparently U.S. intelligence officials is the growing numbers of "foreign fighters" now signed on with ISIS, ones who still hold their native country's passports and could easily come to the U.S. or UK or other friendly western country and cause great harm... yes, it only takes a few to do great damage.

This is a major concern, and much more of a treat than we were told in 2003 in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq ... and, yes, I think they pass the "Clear and Present" danger test and seen here more precisely:

We have to step in and garnish wide support to stop them cold now. How, of course, is the question. But, it must be done... they cannot be allowed to gain total control of Iraq or any other country as a base of operations... period.

Worst Weasel Boogle: Those Who Travel in Groups of 5 to 4

USSC: The Fanciest Boogle in Town

The 5-4 Boogle, or Pack, or Gang

Change the Name to "For Men Only Club"

Hobby-Lobby Male Employee at Home

It is a well-known fact that I am upset, like millions like me, about the awful Hobby-Lobby (5-4) decision just handed down that hampers a woman's choice about her own health care and whether she wants to have a baby, or another baby, or more, or not.

But for men, well... that's a different story it seems as seen in this short clip from Huffington Post, seen here.

Hobby-Lobby and apparently the 5-4 old gents club it seems have no problems with a man stopping a pregnancy with his Hobby-Lobby-sponsored "snip-snip" health care plan coverage. Or if the man or men happen to have a problem say "getting it up or keeping it up" long enough to say, "complete the act" and try to get their wife or mate pregnant, well heck, that's covered by Hobby-Lobby's plan, too.

So, let me see if I have this correct: Religious beliefs that we saw in full display in this case, mean in essence that a woman working for Hobby-Lobby can't decide for herself not have a baby, or another one, or take preventive steps to prevent a pregnancy on Hobby-Lobby's dime (that is their health care plan).

But man at Hobby-Lobby who wants to stop a pregnancy (with his "snip/snip" procedure) or that certainly prevents one, can get it done by having his wings clipped as it were on Hobby-Lobby's dime. 

Worse, I think, is if the man or men need help in getting aroused to impregnate his wife or mate on Hobby-Lobby's dime (in their health care plan appendix, I guess), then that is fine and dandy.

Well, alrighty then. So, where are all these provisions in the Bible. Or, are they in the weekly scriptures or in Sunday school class? 

Hey, I'm just asking. For those who say the high court didn't this case wrong, I would remind them about Dred Scott and Plessy and badly the high court got them wrong. Oops.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Real Axis of Feeble, Evil, Has-been Chickenhawk Warmongers

Hard to Impossible to Dispute the Facts

Paul Wolfowitz quotes for judgment of history:

“The absence of Saddam is a huge weight off the Arab world.”

“We did not go to war in Afghanistan or in Iraq to, quote, 'impose democracy.' We went to war in both places because we saw those regimes as a threat to the United States.”

Wolfowitz also called former General Eric Shinseki’s warning about the troop strength needed in Iraq as: “…wildly off the mark.”

Then Wolfowitz predicted that American troops would “…be greeted as liberators.”

William Kristol and his words of wisdom:

 “I'm not apologizing for something that I think was not wrong. The war to remove Saddam was the right thing and necessary thing to do.”

In response to Carl Bernstein who said: “Apologies would be in order for the neoconservatives who banged the war drums so disastrously, Bill.”  

“Hogwash!” Kristol bellowed at Bernstein.

From Dark Dick:

“I believe very deeply in the proposition that what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. It was hard to do. It took a long time. There were significant costs involved. But we got rid of one of the worst dictators of the 20th century.”

“We now know that Saddam [Hussein] has resumed his efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.”

“I'm absolutely convinced that the threat we face now, the idea of a terrorist in the middle of one of our cities with a nuclear weapon, is very real and that we have to use extraordinary measures to deal with it.”

“I was a big supporter of water boarding. I was a big supporter of the enhanced interrogation techniques that…” (then when asked: “And you opposed the administration’s actions of doing away with water boarding?”)  Cheney replied:  “Yes.”

Let's just call all that a triple Rick Perry oops moment.  ‘nuff said. (Oh yeah, there are plenty more out there in la-la land from the GOPer Right Wing nut roll tree).

Friday, June 27, 2014

How to Be So Wrong, So Often, and So Disgusting All the Time

Quote to Set the Scene
(Was He Talking About Bush-Cheney Administration)

Cheney's Rip Mr. Obama While Praising Themselves

One Example of ISIS Celebrating in Iraq
(The Iraq They Set Up and Approved)

Historically-noted quotes from Richard Bruce Cheney: Illustrating clearly who has been wrong about so much at the expense of so many, most, if not all the time:

CHENEY:  “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” (August 26, 2002)

CHENEY:  “We believe he (Saddam) has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.” (March 16, 2003)

CHENEY:  “My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators. I think it (the war) will go relatively quickly, in weeks rather than months.” (March 16, 2003)

CHENEY:  “Two days ahead of schedule, the world witnessed the arrival of a free and sovereign Iraq.”  (June 28, 2004)

Then from the WSJ Journal this icing on the Cheney cake (June 17, 2014) — two gems that history will long remember:

CHENEY:  “President Obama seems determined to leave office ensuring he has taken America down a notch. Indeed, the speed of the terrorists' takeover of territory in Iraq has been matched only by the speed of American decline on his watch.”

CHENEY: “President Obama is on track to securing his legacy as the man who betrayed our past and squandered our freedom.” 

Finally, the only way to describe Mr. Cheney, who should have retired in peace and quiet and managed his frail health would be to say: “He is a shameful, spiteful, nasty man who remains shameless about so much at the expense of so many all the time.” 

Just a reminder - thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

How Many Tears Does Speaker Boehner Have Left to Shed

Focus of the Forthcoming Boehner v. Obama Lawsuit
(Short title: Pander to Our Base)

I love it when the hypocritical GOP gets caught red-handed or with their drawers down and as seen in this clip.

In the clip you will see clearly how they eat their own words about how Mr. Boehner will handle his planned lawsuit against Mr. Obama. The subject you will note is the GOP's previous staunch railing against frivolous lawsuits, but now, holy crap: they love 'em ...

Then I suspect we will see Mr. Boehner's reaction after he is told that he has “no standing” in any court to sue the president for the reasons Mr. Boehner wants to sue him. 

Boehner Gets News that He Has No Court Standing to Sue Mr. Obama

It’s more likely that Boehner simply wants to fire up and the feed the base to get back on their anti-this/that/and everything bandwagon  and turn out for the November midterms. 

This outta be a hoot before it's over ... stay tuned.  

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Forrest Rumsfeld re: Iraq Looting, April 2003 "Stuff happens"

As seen in the following segment we look back at Iraq in the aftermath of the U.S. bombing and removal of Saddam Hussein from power. We must recall the widespread looting that took place then (April 2003). It was wide open and uncontrollable. Defense Secretary Donald S. Rumsfeld only had our troops guard and protect the Iraqi Oil Ministry and not much else. When asked about the looting, he pulled a Forrest Gump, who while jogging cross country managed to dodge a pile of crap. When asked by a bumper sticker designer what that meant, he said: “It happens.” What the designer asked, you mean “Shit?” Yes, Forrest said, “It happens.” Thus the “Shit happens” bumper sticker was born (at least according to Hollywood’s versions). I'm pretty sure old Rummy wanted to say that instead of “stuff.” 

First this look at that looting era that probably helped lay the foundation for what we see today with the ISIS movement and current mess in Iraq:

Here are a few gems from that goofy, ignorant, arrogant man:

1.  On CBS Radio in Nov 2002: “I can't tell you if the use of force in Iraq today would last five days, or five weeks, or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that.”
2.  “Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and commit crimes and do bad things. They're also free to live their lives and do wonderful things. And that's what's going to happen here.”
3.  “I'm not into this detail stuff. I'm more concepty.” 
4.  “As you know, you go to war with the army you have, not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” (Responding to a soldier’s concern about vehicle protection against IED’s).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Rightwing Weasels Popping Champagne Corks: Bush Vindicated

Across RED America: Bush-Cheney Vindicated - Let's Party

Destroyed aerial bombs at Saddam Hussein's chemical-weapons production facility

Not So Fast
(Iraqi Nerve Agent Lab after U.S. bombing)

Breaking story and the GOP is about to have kittens. Here in part:

Washington — Sunni extremists (ISIS) have occupied what was once Saddam Hussein's premier chemical-weapons production facility, a complex that still contains a stockpile of old weapons, U.S. State Department and other government officials said.

The officials don't believe the militants will be able to create a functional chemical weapon from the material. The weapons stockpiled at the Al Muthanna complex are old, contaminated and hard to move, officials said.

Further from that Bush-era: “Two wars, sanctions and UNSCOM oversight reduced Iraqi's premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions (sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities.” (Source: Iraq Study Group 2004 report (CIA cite link) concluded.

The CIA's summary is here from their assessment posted April 23, 2007. It contains graphic figures of photos from that summary stated this way:

"The entire Al Muthanna mega-facility was the bastion of Iraqi’s chemical weapons development program. During its peak in the late 1980s to early 1990s, it amassed mega-bunkers full of chemical munitions, and provided Iraq with a force multiplier sufficient to counteract Iran’s superior military numbers. Two wars, sanctions and UNSCOM oversight reduced Iraqi’s premier production facility to a stockpile of old damaged and contaminated chemical munitions(sealed in bunkers), a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities."

My view: Is there no length or depth that the GOP will go while carting out Dark Dick and his daughter, flashing William Kristol and Paul Wolfowitz and a few others across the media world, all advocating that they were right all along about invading Iraq, and that Mr. Obama is dead wrong and now we must go back to Iraq and finish the job (again, again, again, and I guess now once again).

I do however, having posted this agree that we will hear a lot more on this and I suspect the GOP-led house will want to hold hearings ... okay, may I suggest they start by hauling Bush-Cheney-Rice-Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld, and a few others from that era and their raggedy asses there first.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Richard B. "Dark Dick" Cheney: Got Nothing Right About Iraq

Watch this segment about Mr. Cheney ... the first few minute are his own words, not mine, not anyone elses words, his - he owns them, lock, stock and barrel:

I hope all the media stops inviting him on their shows to spew his crap along side his daughter, too. Then maybe the both of them will just fade away, and rightly so. A huge stain on the country.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Weasel Dad and Daughter Ton of Crap: Put on Your Waders

Dark Dick and Daughter Liz for the WSJ

Cheney's Pal: Harry Whittington
( February 11, 2006)

Former VP Richard Bruce Cheney missed every prediction about Iraq, but he didn’t miss shooting poor old Harry Whittington in the face and chest while hunting quail in Texas in February 2006. Cheney has the distinct honor of being the only second sitting VP in history to shoot someone while in office, and he follows Aaron Burr, who shot Alexander Hamilton in a duel in July 1804.

Now this from him and his fruit of the loon daughter Liz: 

He and daughter, the almost one-time Senate candidate and ex-State Department official, took to the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal to (now get ready for it): To blast President Obama about Iraq and the ISIS mess brewing. 

The WSJ page is hereThey both set a bleak tone right off the bat writing in part: “Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.” (At first I thought they meant Geo. Dubya).

Then they continued: “Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality.”

Lest, We Forget: Dark Dick was the chief architect of the Iraq War. He now believes Mr. Obama had just one job regarding Iraq when he assumed office in 2009: “That al-Qaeda had already been largely defeated thanks to the "heroic efforts" of U.S. armed forces during the Bush administration.” (But I note: No thanks to the Bush administration – a slight oversight there Mr. Dick).

They continued: “Mr. Obama had only to negotiate an agreement to leave behind some residual American forces, training and intelligence capabilities to help secure the peace. Instead, he abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory.”

Let’s just call this another WTF moment in history. These two are just like the bunch seen in the post below and also seen here. On some sort of redemption trip I surmise? 

They are like cockroaches emerging from their dark corners of the room. Kind pathetic, don’t you think?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

GOP War Weasels Want More War in Iraq No Matter the Cost

Bring 'em All Back
(They tortured detainees now they torture the public)
Current A-Holes Pushing for More War in Iraq

What we had (2003-2011) was "Bush's War" —A war of choice that he and his crew lit on this time bomb's fuse now seen in Iraq:

  1. It cost about $4 trillion. 
  2. It killed nearly 4,500 U.S. personnel in Iraq alone.
  3. It maimed over 32,000 U.S. personnel with brain injuries and other serious war wounds.
  4. It left about 650,000 Iraqis dead or injured.
Despite everything we tried, Iraq is again falling into chaos with the current Civil War of its own making.

On the sidelines, GOP-rightwing war hawks appear ready to reengage and get us back in. Their reasons are totally ridiculous, ,make no sense, and would make a bad situation worse.

But, try telling that to any GOP-Rightwing yapping about war, war, we need more war. However, if they were to offer more tax breaks for the top rung, promise to create jobs, repeal Obama-care, and privatize most of the Federal government, bingo, be assured their their base would sign up and line up in droves, that is except to serve in uniform in Iraq.

This has been drawn from this fine article from

The attitude of these 8 and soon the war drums over Fox and on Talk Radio can be best stated as: "Well, here we go again." 

Hang on tight. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weasel Week Wrap-Up Waiting and Watching to Win in 2016

GOP Base: Tied Up Over Issues
(VA Win Motivator 101)

Biggest Campaign Issue
(Ready, Aim, Fire)

Congrats: You may already be a winner in our latest drawing

Get These Things Through Your Head

Thinking About Leading the Pack (Again)
(Four Strong Foundations)

The GOP’s greatest threat? Not Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, the budget or deficits or the price of tea in China. Their threat, as they perceive the “threat” is Hillary Rodham Clinton. GOP Strategists Believe: “To beat Hillary Clinton in 2016, we need a strong candidate. A crowded field has the potential to give Hillary a bigger leg up than she currently has.” Piece extracted from this article (The Hill):

This contrast poses both opportunities and threats for the GOP. For example:

  • A winning candidate could emerge from a crowded primary stronger and battle tested, much as President Obama was strengthened from the 2008 primary fight with her.
  • A crowded primary could also weaken a GOP nominee by extending the fight and exhausting the eventual winner physically and financially.
  • A crowded field also could muddle things enough to allow a weaker nominee to emerge.
The GOP side is filled with well-known political names – a run down follows:

  1. Sen. Rand Paul has repeatedly said he’s considering the race.
  2. Gov. Chris Christie is expected by many to run.
  3. Sen. Ted Cruz has sent signals that he’ll be a candidate (and just four years after his election to the Senate).
  4. Former Gov. JEB Bush may run.
  5. Sen. Marco Rubio had been seen as a strong contender before his image was bruised with the GOP base over immigration reform.
Three also-rans stand out:

Gov. Rick Perry, former Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Sen. Rick Santorum. All are thought to be mulling the race. Additionally, Rep. Steve King, Rep. Pete King, and Rep. Paul Ryan are also potentially in the hunt.

Then sprinkle in Gov. John Kasich and Gov. Scott Walker along with long shots: Donald Trump, half-term Gov. Sarah Palin, and Rep. Michele Bachmann. 

Count 'em — yep, that’s 16 names for the “16” race.  

How telling is that, or very fortunate, or just merely a coincidence. But, "16 in 16" does have a nice ring to it. Kinda like 9-9-9 don’t you think?