Monthly Archives: September 2009

Alan Grayson gets it right.

On the floor of Congress late last night..Rep Grayson bitchslaps the Rethugs.  Bravo dude!

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Public Option dies in Senate Finance Committee, Thank You Blue Dogs!

Twice today the Senate Finance committee fucked the voters. Read it and weep:

The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected by 15 to 8 a “public option,” or government-run health insurance plan — the first significant setback for the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

Five Democrats joined all 10 Republicans in opposing the plan, suggesting that more trouble lies ahead when the House of Representatives and full Senate consider the legislation in mid-to-late-October. Four committees, three in the House and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, previously had backed the government-run option.

Want to know which Democrat’s fucked us? Here they are:

Democratic opponents of a public option cited a variety of reasons for their opposition, including concerns about the impact of a public plan on rural areas and its ultimate cost. Democrats opposed to a public option were Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., Tom Carper, D-Del., Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.

Fucking DINO’s. Punk ass bitches. Newsweek’s take on today’s bullshit:

The committee then voted on a similar, if slightly less liberal, amendment offered by Chuck Schumer of New York. It was shot down 13-10 with two Democrats, Nelson and Carper, switching their positions.

Prospects for a public option aren’t entirely dead. There’s still the possibility of a public-option trigger that Olympia Snowe, who voted against Rockerfeller today, has expressed support for. It has yet to be discussed by the Finance Committee.

Not once but twice the fuckers fucked us. Ain’t that some shit.

Oh and fuck Snowe’s trigger option. Trigger is a friggin horse or part of a gun for christ’s sake.

Michael Moore says it best for me.

10 craziest things said in a UN speech.

Since the idiot known as Qaddafi spewed forth his nonsense, several news outlets have given us their take on Fuckwittery at the UN. Below is Foreign Policy’s take on the dumbest shit ever spewed at the UN:

 Ortega Goes Rambo on Reagan

Year: 1987

Quote: “Before consulting the hotheads who present various military options such as a military invasion: remember, President Reagan, Rambo only exists in the movies.”

Impact: Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega used the platform of the U.N. to assail U.S policy in Central America, particularly the financing of the Contra rebels and supporting the Somoza dictatorship, which Ortega said “bled the Nicaraguan people dry.” The angry speech prompted a walkout from the U.S. delegation. “The people of Nicaragua may have to sit and listen to him, but I don’t,” said then U.S. Ambassador Vernon Walters.

Chavez Sniffs out a Sinner

Year: 2006

Quote: “The devil came here yesterday, and it smells of sulfur still.”

Impact: Venezuela’s theatrical president, Hugo Chavez, has always loved the spotlight that the General Assembly provides and it was never more in evidence than when, with a flourish, he compared U.S. president, George W. Bush, to Satan. Chavez also began his regular habit of using his speeches to plug books by prominent leftists authors, when he held up a book by U.S. professor Noam Chomsky. Chavez referred to this famous moment in his speech this year, saying that it “no longer smells like sulfur” now that Barack Obama is president.

Bashir Denies a Genocide

Year: 2006

Quote: “The picture that volunteer organizations try to give in order to solicit more assistance and more aid, have given a negative result.”

Impact: At the 2006 speech, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir claimed that the ongoing slaughter in Darfur, which then President George W. Bush had recently referred to as “genocide,” was in fact a scheme cooked up by Western aid organizations to solicit funding. On the sidelines of the meeting, Bashir went further, blaming Israel and Zionist organizations for spreading lies in order to weaken the Sudanese government. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made this claim as well.

Those are just my picks from their top ten. Read all of them here. It does include the winner from the USSR when Kruschev banged his shoe on the podium:

Year: 1960

Quote: “Mr. President, call that toady of American imperialism to order.”

Impact: Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev provided one of the cold war’s most iconic moments when, in an attempt to silence a Filipino delegate who was railing against Soviet imperialism, he issued the above epithet, removed his shoe, and began banging it on the table. The gesture has become a classic example of overheated rhetoric, but it shouldn’t have been all that surprising coming from the man who coined the phrase, “we will bury you.”

So we do have competition in the idiocy department. Gotta love it! ;p

Theocratic wingnut runs 30 min Birther video in southern states.

A short excerpt below:

Then he begs for money. Marvelous stuff right? Below is where he is running this horseshit:
Chattanoga, TN
Memphis, TN
Shreveport, LA
Springfield, MO
Abilene, TX
Lubbock, TX
Macon, GA
Savannah, GA
Huntsville, AL
Jacksonville, FL
Tallahasseee, FL

Thank You TPM for this gem.

Bachmann refuses to answer question regarding dead census worker.

Batshit-crazy Bachmann was a rockstar at the Value Voters Conference last week.

After her speechifying, David Weigel, of the Washington Independent, asked her a direct question regarding the death of the census worker:

After the speech, Bachmann had only a few minutes to sign autographs and collect a stack of CDs and books from fans who’d followed her into the lobby. I caught up to her as she headed outside and asked if she had any response to the murder of a Kentucky census worker, having noticed that the Census, a constant target for Bachmann, did not figure into her speech. Bachmann recoiled a little at the question and turned to enter her limo.

Why am I not surprised?