Saturday, October 30, 2004
Excluding the very real possibility of Republican-orchestrated election fraud, we should know by Wednesday morning whether rationality, morality, justice, and decency triumphs over corruption, ignorance, totalitarian religiosity, and blind stupidity.
A rather odd work assignment has given me a lot of time to think about the past four years, how they’ve affected me personally, how much anguish I have suffered that this country has just gone to hell under the reign of Republican swine. Jesus, what a colossal embarrassment of history we’ve become. Can our democracy ever be recovered?
Anyway, back to my introspection.
I’m done for now.
I will not let these bastards take any more of my life. I’ve had enough anger, enough screaming at the television, enough agonizing over the fact that roughly half or more of this country’s population are fucking imbeciles.
Democracy and democratic crusades are predicated on a belief in the wisdom of the people, and let’s just say that there is a severe wisdom deficit in this country.
I have no desire to try to convince idiots to not be idiots.
I have a life to live.
This country will get what it deserves.
My next post will come when we have a new President elect. I think it will be my last.
If there is any cosmic justice in this universe, it will be a post of joy.
I just love this story.
KERRY CAMPAIGN BLOWS UP AT FOX, THREATENS TO THROW FOX OFF THE PLANE, BACKS OFFMore
KERRY CAMP OBJECTS TO 4:00 PM FOX NEWS SEGMENT:
ALAN COLMES: "It's not like he (Osama bin Laden) had a Kerry-Edward bumper sticker in his cave."
NEIL CAVUTO: "But he's all but doing that, isn't he? I thought I saw a button."
KERRY CAMP ASKS FOR RETRACTION, DOES NOT GET ONE… JOHN SASSO BLOWS UP AT FOX PRODUCER ON PLANE: "Is that the one? Is that her? I want her off the plane tomorrow. I'm not kidding."
COMM. DIR. STEPHANIE CUTTER BACKTRACKS: "He (Sasso) was wrong to say that. We jumped all over him for it."
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
I know, of all weeks to be out of commission!
My employer has me imprisoned inside the Budweiser brewery (no joke). The days are long and c-c-cooold.
You'll be well taken care of by the excellent blogs and sites listed to your right.
Please use the comments box on this post to provide info and updates during this crucial week. If you provide web links, please use Tiny URL to shorten ‘em.
Hey, where are the guest bloggers I gave permissions to? Sound off, kids!
I'll be back this weekend.
Sunday, October 24, 2004
I’d believe that this is very bad news for BushCo.
Apparently, it’s gonna hit big Monday morning.
LATE NIGHT UPDATE: Christ, this is BIG.
I’m think I’m starting to believe.
Saturday, October 23, 2004
And other scary stuff !
If you haven’t seen BushCo's stupid-ass “Puppies” ad, click here.
Oh, and aside from being fucking laughable, the ad contains a major con.
I know. Who would of thought?
Do your very best to suspend your knowledge of the massive deceptions of the past four years and then read this.
The reason I ask you to clear your memory is because the sheer volume of administration lies and media whitewashing of those lies has--astoundingly--become commonplace in BushCo fantasyland.
So try to read the post with fresh, un-jaded eyes.
Then sit back and understand that such brazen lying from heads of state could never succeed in a society with a functioning press, a functioning democracy.
We have neither.
Friday, October 22, 2004
Damn this faked-up war and the idiots in this country who support it.
This Rick Sanchez clown--now co-hosting 'CNN Live Today' with Rush Limbaugh's main squeeze, Daryn Kagan--was shamelessly dishing the RW spin on Kerry this morning.
Shaking his head and chuckling, he was snidely commenting on the fact that--gasp--Kerry tailors his campaign speeches to his audience (i.e., he talks women's issues to a group of women).
The very clear implication was that Kerry just blows in the winds of political convenience, which is precisely this week's top GOP spin point on Kerry.
(Of course, we all know that BushCo never makes decisions or policy on the basis of political considerations. Heavens fucking no.)
To her credit, CNN correspondent with the Kerry campaign Kelly Wallace wasn't buying. She looked at Sanchez rather quizzically and informed him of the obvious:
THIS IS WHAT ALL POLITICIANS DO, YOU FUCKING CRANK.
God, CNN is so bad.
I’m telling you, they are far worse than FOX.
Thursday, October 21, 2004
What's the difference between Vietnam and Iraq?
Bush had a plan for getting out of Vietnam.
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Click here and laugh or cry.
Via Matthew Yglesias at Tapped
Yesterday's Los Angeles Times contained a major newsbreak from Robert Scheer who reports that a completed CIA report into September 11 that's "more blunt and more specific than the earlier bipartisan reports produced by the Bush-appointed Sept. 11 commission and Congress" is being kept under wraps at the behest of political appointees. Members of Congress to whom the report should have been delivered are asking for it and not getting it. According to Scheer's intelligence source, who's read the report, "What all the other reports on 9/11 did not do is point the finger at individuals, and give the how and what of their responsibility. This report does that . . . [t]he report found very senior-level officials responsible."Of course, this massive cover-up will be glossed over by the whore media.
The story will expire just as fast as you can say “24-hour news cycle.”
Hah, hah, you slimebags.
I am convinced that future historians will look back on the Bush years as America’s period of madness—think Nazi Germany or Stalin’s Russia.
We have a fake president who is a certifiable wackjob, and yet he is beloved by millions and given legitimacy by a grossly compromised mass media.
This is truly a national psychosis.
How in the fuck did we get here?
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Background (from the Guardian, UK):
Last week G2 launched Operation Clark County to help readers have a say in the American election by writing to undecided voters in the crucial state of Ohio. In the first three days, more than 11,000 people requested addresses.This response from some redneck asshole is a thing of beauty.
I’ve read it several times, and each time it just kills me!
Consider this: stay out of American electoral politics. Unless you would like a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man - to descend upon the offices of the Guardian, bag the lot of you, and transport you to Guantanamo Bay, where you can share quarters with some lonely Taliban shepherd boys.….a company of US Navy Seals - Republican to a man …. descend upon the offices of the Guardian….
I’m dyin’ over here!
Republican to a man!
More letters here.
UPDATE--NOW IN CONTENTION FOR MY FAVORITE LETTER:
Have you not noticed that Americans don't give two shits what Europeans think of us? Each email someone gets from some arrogant Brit telling us why to NOT vote for George Bush is going to backfire, you stupid, yellow-toothed pansies ... I don't give a rat's ass if our election is going to have an effect on your worthless little life. I really don't. If you want to have a meaningful election in your crappy little island full of shitty food and yellow teeth, then maybe you should try not to sell your sovereignty out to Brussels and Berlin, dipshit. Oh, yeah - and brush your goddamned teeth, you filthy animals.Please make it stop!
Wading River, NY
I have no doubt they’ll pull an elaborate stunt. And I have no doubt that the media whores will fall for it.
Get ready for stunning developments from the BushCo-Media Complex.
Any day now.
Monday, October 18, 2004|
Sunday, October 17, 2004
Like most major papers in this country, the Sacramento Bee is endorsing Kerry for president.
The Bee's endorsement is as conscise and well-stated a case for the removal of Bush and the election of Kerry as I have seen.
Please forward it to any Bush supporters in your life.
Friday, October 15, 2004|
As usual, Josh Marshall is exactly right. BushCo is playing the media like a fiddle on this story.
I’m home today. I’m witnessing the spin. It goes something like this.
“Just how low did Kerry go by attacking Mary Cheney for political purposes?”
It’s not a question of if; it’s a question of how bad.
Karl Rove's trained poodles are performing well for their master today.
I’m sorry, but this is bullshit.
The polling organizations are every bit as compromised as is the mass media.
Don’t get me wrong. Bush is beloved by legions of morons.
We do have a race on our hands.
But you know as well as I do that Dick Cheney’ s ventriloquist dummy exposed himself in the debates as the peevish, stupid child that he is.
The worm has turned.
Bush is going down.
But the propaganda machine will do everything in its power to prevent it.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
In keeping with the recent conspiratorial content of this blog, I submit this for your consideration.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
It gives me great pleasure to direct you to this link.
Not sure what to make of this.
What do you think?
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
The bulge is not going away.
Speculation continues to run wild about President Bush's mystery bulge. Since Friday, when Salon first raised questions about the rectangular bulge that was visible under Bush's suit coat during the presidential debates, many observers in the press and on the Internet have wondered aloud whether the verbally and factually challenged president might be receiving coaching via a hidden electronic device.Atrios has a good take.
Now a technical expert who designs and makes such devices for the U.S. military tells Salon that he believes the bulge is indeed a transceiver designed to receive electronic signals and transmit them to a hidden earpiece lodged in Bush's ear canal.
I still say nothing will come of this (unless someone blows the whistle). But wouldn’t it be amazing if this is what brought Bush down?
I think I’d have to party for a month straight if that happened.
Monday, October 11, 2004
No fucking way do they get away with this.
In case you haven’t noticed, this country—this democracy—has completely jumped the tracks. A private media corporation is set to use the taxpayer-subsidized airwaves to advance partisan smear job for the direct purpose of influencing an election.
Chew on that for a second.
This is a vastly different country than it was four years ago.
Here’s Marshall’s take.
UPDATE: Sign the petition to stop Sinclair.
Some of you may have been at my apartment on drunken late nights when I have forced my guests to watch my favorite scenes from ‘Superman: The Movie.’
This movie just knocked me out when I was ten years old, and I still love it today. The brilliant theme by John Williams never fails to send a chill up my spine.
My favorite scene—which, to the amusement of my guests, I have argued emphatically as the “greatest moment in cinematic history”— is our first glimpse of Superman as he takes flight from the “Fortress of Solitude.”
Still gives me goosebumps.
Rest in peace, Christopher Reeve.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
Strange days. The mysterious bulge story has gone mainstream, and I’m really not sure what to make of it. If it increases the perception among the ignorant that Bush is a fake president (which he is), then by all means keep it alive.
But we'll never find out the truth, and I don’t like giving BushCo the ammo to cast its opposition as a bunch of flakey internet conspiracy junkies.
Oh well. The picture still makes me laugh.
Why is it that when the sniveling little imbecile acts every bit as defensive, rude, petulant, and simplistic in the second debate as he did in the first, the “press” this time calls it “Presidential”?
Could it be that the clown pundits are working off a prearranged horserace script aimed at generating ratings?
But that would be a direct breach of journalistic ethics, and ….
Anyway, I’m getting scared.
Despite the best efforts of the GOP-sponsored media to advance the illusion of Bush legitimacy, it feels like the worm is turning in Kerry's direction.
I’m seeing Kerry-Edwards stickers all over the place. They seem to be springing up everywhere. And people are now constantly flashing me the thumbs-up sign in response to the pro-Kerry and anti-Bush stickers on my car.
The non-political junkies are now starting to tune in, and loads of them are going for the Democratic ticket.
I think Kerry and Edwards served themselves well in the first three debates. And the fake president with the wire up his back really hurt himself by…well…by being himself. In his own words, you can run, but you can’t hide….
But you know what?
Bad news for BushCo is cause for major concern for the rest of us.
These bastards will not go quietly.
Defeat is not an option.
Just ask Uncle Karl.
I sense something big coming.
Friday, October 08, 2004
Seriously, it feels like the chickens are coming home to roost for these lying, war-profiteering, false-Christian swine.
Of course, millions of true believers are still chuggin' down the Kool-Aid.
I don’t know which is more sad:
A. BushCo’s fantastical attempts to justify the phonied-up disaster of a war on a WMD-less Iraq.
B. The continued presence of Bush/Cheney ’04 bumper stickers and placards on vehicles and front lawns around this country.
I need help here.
What kind of moron has not woken up to BushCo yet?
What compels a person to fly the flag of this colossal error of history?
This is cognitive dissonance on a national scale. Christ almighty.
Perhaps even more bewildering are the undecided voters.
“We need more information about the administration of George W. Bush before casting our ballot. We’re really thinking hard on this.”
Yes, by all means, take your time. I realize this is a tough choice.
We’ll see a full compliment of this strange breed of imbecile—the undecided voter—at tonight’s “Town Hall” debate. I hope Kerry is sharpening his axe, cuz his opponent is sitting on the chopping block.
I can’t wait.
Of course, the clown pundits, whose interest lies not with the reporting the truth, but with creating the appearance of a horse race at all costs, will be calling this one for Bush just as long as he remains standing for 90 minutes.
Let's just hope that Bush's cascade of idiocy and lies neutralizes the handjob the GOP-surrogate media will attempt to administer following the debate.
I’ll make sure to have a good supply of booze on hand. I think I’m gonna need it.
Thursday, October 07, 2004
Will return on Friday.
Sunday, October 03, 2004
Josh Marshall has a few questions regarding Carl Cameron, the GOP operative who masquerades as a journalist for FOX News, the White House propaganda arm that masquerades as a cable news channel. They’re really quite pertinent. Check ‘em out.
Atrios provides some background.
I realize my recent postings have been rather heavy on cursing anger and short on reasoned analysis of our present reality. The reason for this is pretty simple.
There is a massive surplus of braindead BushCo-supporting imbeciles in this country, and I’m just sick about it.
Frankly, I’m not feeling all that analytical these days. I realize we thinking people are supposed to thoughtfully and carefully consider problems and then offer rational analysis.
I get that. I support that.
But as Freud famously remarked, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.”
The Bush administration and its allies are destroying this country, and I’m pissing mad about it.
In the Smithantics worldview, if you support the Bush / GOP agenda, you are objectively an asshole or ignorant or both.
There is no gray area here. Okay?
For instance, I have taken a good deal of flak here for attacking the “good Republican” John McCain. Invariably, the argument for McCain is, “It’s just politics, dude. He has to support the leader of his party.”
He is under no such obligation. In fact, the opposite is true.
It is McCain’s Constitutional duty to protect the interests of the United States of America. This duty supersedes party affiliation or loyalty.
McCain is enthusiastically campaigning for another four years of Bush and is therefore an asshole.
My point is this: It's never okay for anyone who is able to dress and feed themself to support BushCo.
Regarding the profane content here: This is not the place to come for measured and tranquil musings on contemporary America.
Or a place where we weigh the relative merits of the candidates. BushCo has no merits. They suck 100 percent.
This is a blog of rage.
Saturday, October 02, 2004
Please support the defeat of Bush by picking up a copy of this great new compilation of Sacramento bands.
The CD sells for five bucks, and every cent goes to MoveOn.org.
Order your copy here!
If you're in Sacramento, you can buy the CD at Tone Vendor (18th and J) and at The Book Collector (1008 24th Street).
I suppose this means that Faux’s Carl Cameron will be crucified just like Dan Rather was.
Conservatives without BushCo blinders.
Friday, October 01, 2004
They’re at it again.