"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Oct 14, 2010

November Third Cassandra Moment

November 3, 2010. Republican proto-fascists, using truckloads of corporate cash, a corporate press which frames every issue as an irreconcilable either/or, and old timey Whitey fear of brown people getting marginally less mindfuckingly poor, show mild to modest gains in the rubber stamp mill on the Potomac, promising almost no change to the operation of the war machine and the domestic impoverishment racket, which the Democrats did not change either:

John Cole: Fucking hippies. I love puppies.

John Cole cultists: Fucking traitor leftists did it! (sounds of hippie punching, yelps of incoherent rage, squeals of thuggish delight) Fucking Vichy Jane Hamsher and her hordes of commie fags with their magic socialist powers, scaring away the Decent Centerists!

Ezra Klein: Well, see, the differential modus of the right framing vectoral pectoralis indicates that the center-left Presidency of Obama, now unencumbered by center-right to right-economic backbench obstructionism...

Digby: Apocalypse! Yesterday! Give Alan Grayson money!

Shakescult: Trigger warning! Republican Jesus will now rape to death any chance that Hillary Clinton will make more money than...

Yggles: In Finland, the Finns call themselves Suomi. Also, cats are felines. And dolphins live in the water. I like crayons.

Glenn Beck: (scribbling on chalk board, mumbling, whining, sputtering): ...

Sean Hannity: You did this, you totally completely astroturfed, powerless idiot rubes who think I'm one of you despite the fact that I make millions a year lying to you whilst playing to your racist fantasies and fat fingered prejudices, as I  chum it up with the likes of Giuliani and other revolving door millionaires who will never have to suffer the way you suffer every day because you wouldn't know your own interests from your assholes but you will know even greater pain after you shred the last tatters of your vanishing decency and embrace full and open fascism which I will gladly let you believe is democracy Great Americans. Heroes. Policemen. Soldiers. Lions, tigers and bears, oh my!

Rush Limbaugh: (in his best Mr. Krabs impression, to himself) Money. Vaginas. Me. S'all good. There's always a black person to blame, somewhere. I wonder if Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton want to make some money? I think I'll give Al a call...

John Stewart: Phew. It just got so much easier to be a gatekeeper...

Republican Tea Party Chorus: We still hate Teh Gays and Teh Mooslims! White Christians who make $250k a year are the real persecuted true Americans! Prayer in schools will fix everything! Oh, and less taxes plus balanced budgets plus increased war spending couldn't possibly turn out differently from our fantasies of a Restored Most Christian Republic...

Arianna Huffington: Thank God and my gay ex-husband's money. Because I was running out of reasons to plaster Christina Hendrick's face all over my fashion website. Now, back to pretending that Democrats aren't corporatists too...


Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, YES!

The Ezra Klein is the best.

Justin said...

The first time through, I read this, "Prayer in schools will fix everything!" as this, "Prayer will fix everything!", which prompted me to dig up this link:

Ga. Turns to Prayer to Ease Drought

What to do when the rain won't come? If you're Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, you pray.

The governor will host a prayer service next week to ask for relief from the drought gripping the Southeast.

"The only solution is rain, and the only place we get that is from a higher power," Perdue spokesman Bert Brantley said on Wednesday.

Perdue's office has sent out invitations to leaders from several faiths for the service, set for Tuesday.

Jack Crow said...

Well hot damn. I was not aware of the Guvnah of the Slave State of Georgia's answer to drought. This here is a case of the Snark that Was a Truth. Thanks, Justin.


The only tag I've ever actually used is FYEK (I think three times). As in, Fuck You Ezra Klein.

Incidentally, the comment at BJ, what got me snappy enough to make my predictions:

"...Only one conclusion, these so called progressives are indeed pond scum hell bent on helping any sneaky way they can, the republican party win an election. And in some cases barely contained glee at the prospect. Pure unadulterated vichy pond scum they are. No conciliation. enemies."




Anonymous said...

Yeah I love that stuff... criticism of any Democrat, or any Democratic Party act/platform item/policy, is automatically "proof" of an intent to benefit the Republicans.

Talk about a lack of imagination. I can almost not believe they are of the same species as I am.