Wednesday, May 28, 2008


A report by Congressional Quarterly examined how legislators voted when Bush stated specific views about legislation. In 2008, when Senator McCain bothered to show up, he voted Dubya's wishes 100 percent of the time.

When two people agree 100 percent of the time, it makes one of them irrelevant.

Since Bush shares approximately the same public approval rating as explosive diarrhea, it is difficult to envision a third Bush term without a meek and compliant media pushing the completely bogus image of the "Maverick McCain."

It is important to look past the rhetoric and view the record, and the Bush agenda and the McCain voting record are identical.

McCain voted Dubya's wishes 100 percent of the time this election year.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Evening Dump

Sometimes nothing is more refreshing than a big dump, especially one that has been lodged in our national colon as long as Hans von Spakovsky. He is the modern-day face of voter suppression, and naturally, the Bush administration wanted to appoint him to the Federal Election Commission so "the math" of Karl would guarantee a permanent fascist majority.

He withdrew his name today from consideration. The fight to re-establish democracy in America won a battle today.

Left in his wake is the wide confusion between voter fraud and election fraud. One is virtually non-existent and the other is systemic. Guess where Hans spent his time.

For more on this rest ring of a turd blossom, read here, here, here, here and here.

It is good to stand on principle and win one once and awhile which would not have been possible if it were not for the internet. I would've never heard of this asshat. Digby pointed him out to me at first, but I couldn't find a search engine over at Hullabaloo, so I could not provide any links. Nevertheless, read Digby every day.

Big h/t to Think Progress.


This clip is painful to watch simply because some rightard idiot yammers on incessantly about something he has some vague notion of as being bad, but does not know why, or how.

He is, like most low information rightards, merely a pez-dispenser of rightwing talking points seated in the Amen section of neoconservative Stepford nirvana.

Chris Matthews has been on the receiving end of much criticism (deservedly) from myself and others of the left, but in this instance I doff my hard hat to him.

More please sir, early and often.

Idiot Congressman Roy Blunt

Congressman Roy Blunt, R-MO, is in a fit of ginned-up mock outrage at the California Supreme Court allowing gay marriage.

He is so upset, he fired off a missive and posted it on his website so everyone would know how Supremely Upset he is.

See if you can see what is wrong with his missive, I've even highlighted certain parts to give clues as to what is wrong with the factually blighted congresscritter:

Blunt: California Supreme Court Overturns Will of the People

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) issued the following statement today condemning the overreach by California’s Supreme Court overturning the will of the people of California that voted in 2000 to define marriage as being between a man and a woman:

"Today, the decision of unelected judges to overturn the will of the people of California on the question of same-sex marriage demonstrates the lengths that unelected judges will go to substitute their own worldview for the wisdom of the American people. The Supreme Court of California chose today to legislate from the bench without any concern or deference for the democratic process.

"This ruling effectively opens the door to allowing the opinion of this state’s court on same-sex marriage to stand as the law of the land for the entire country. These California values are not the values of the majority of the American people – and the manner in which this decision was rendered is not consistent with the values of a democratic society."


The problem with the mantra of "unelected judges" with no "concern or deference for the democratic process," is that in the state of California, it is simply not true:

One Chief Justice and six associate justices are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Commission on Judicial Appointments. The appointments are confirmed by the public at the next general election; justices also come before voters at the end of their 12-year terms. Vote "Yes" to confirm each of the following justices; vote "No" to oppose confirmation.
Shouldn't the minority whip, or at least his staffers be aware of this? Perhaps to the knuckle dragging homophobic racists that are the only tattered remnants of the Republican Party, facts like these never reach to the shallow end of the gene pool. Even if it did, I seriously doubt it would matter, as long as one can proudly claim sufficient hate for queers, brown people and dirty fucking hippies.


McCain: Four More Years has an interesting way of demonstrating the stunning similarities of President* Bush and John McCain. They are asking people to decide who said what on simple questionnaires.

It is important to point out at every opportunity how virtually identical they are, even as John McCain so desperately tries to creat space from Bush. The "straight talker" seems lately to be trying to distance himself from the congress and senate as well, even though he has been a member since 1983.

Sounds like it could be fun too. Hit the link above and sign up.