Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Asshole Response of the Day

Representative Peter King somehow managed to outdo all the usual suspects with his assholish response to Darren Wilson's . . . not acquittal, exactly, but being allowed to walk free after having committed murder.

Sure, your Coulters and your Nugents did the expected bald-faced racism thing, but King took being a disgusting prick to a whole new level.

Peter King: President Obama should invite Officer Darren Wilson to the W.H.

Okay, first of all, the last time President Obama invited a racist cop to the White House, you right-wingers went apoplectic.

Second. Why the fuck would this guy get an invite to the White House? He killed an unarmed kid and you want to treat him like he just won the Super Bowl?

Even if you're enough of a racist toolbag to believe Wilson's story, there was certainly nothing heroic about what he did. In his version, he was so scared by Micheal Brown's "angry face" that he emptied his gun into him from 35 feet away. Even if you're able to do enough mental gymnastics to convince yourself that this wasn't murder, it's pretty shcoking cowardice.

“I think it would be very helpful if President Obama went and met with the police officer, or invited him to the White House and said, ‘You’ve gone through four months of smear and slander, and the least we can do is tell you that it’s unfortunate that it happened and thank you for doing your job,’” the New York Republican told Fox Business on Tuesday

The late Micheal Brown has gone through 4 months of smear and slander in addition to having been murdered. Wilson has been on a paid vacation during which some people have pointed out the he killed an unarmed kid who was no threat to him which is totally what he did. But sure, obviously he deserves the thanks of a grateful nation for doing his "job." Why the fuck not? Brown's family hasn't had enough metaphorical slaps in the face, let's have the President treat his kiuller like a national goddamm hero. 

“I thought it was terrible how, over the last four months, a narrative was put out there by our national leaders and by many in the media presuming that the police officer was guilty,” King said.

Name one.
Name one "national leader" who made any comments presuming Wilson's guilt. Name one.  And name me some of the "many in the media" who didn't go with the old "he says A, the witnesses say B, I guess we'll never know!" Go ahead. I'm all ears.

King was not happy with Obama’s remarks, and said, “I wish he had said one good word about the police, one good word about Officer Wilson, who has gone through all this.”

Jeezus Christ! Wilson has "gone through all this?" Wilson has? See. I would have thought that the people who have "gone through" a lot would be those who lost their son, those who lost their friend, and all the people who have been told once again by the "Justice" system that their lives don't count. That they can be shot down in the street at any time and no one will ever be called to account. I would have thought that those people had gone through a lot these last few months. But obviously I'm wrong. Obviously, it's much tougher to have kllled a person and have to worry that there's an off chance that the prosecutor might accidentally get an indictment. That's what's really tough.

Even by Republican standards Peter King is a sick piece of shit.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Here we go again. . .

You have got to be fuckin' kidding me!

Boehner: I'm ready to 'reappoint' members to special Benghazi panel in new Congress

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Ughhhhhhh. . . how is there still a Benghazi committee? It's like still having the Warren Commission.
It's done.  All your phony "questions" have been answered. Do you seriously have this little dignity?

“On September 11, 2012, four Americans were killed in a brutal terrorist attack in Libya. Two years later, the American people still have far too many questions about what happened that night — and why,” Boehner said in the statement.

No the "American people" do not have "far too many questions." Only the chucklefucks that believe the bullshit folks like you spew on FOX news have questions. For sane people, all the questions have been answered. At this point, you're pandering to the Alex Jones demographic.

And Boehner knows better. He's not this stupid. He's not Steve King or Louie Gohmert or Michele Bachmann. He knows this is bullshit and he's doing it anyway. Because he feels like he has to kiss the teabagging asses of the kind of people who think King, Gohmert, and Bachmann deserve positions of responsibility. The kind of people who spend half the day with their thumbs up their asses and the other half wondering why their thumbs taste funny.

“That’s why I will reappoint Rep. Trey Gowdy and the Republican members of the House Select Committee to investigate the events in Benghazi in the 114th Congress. I look forward to the definitive report Chairman Gowdy and the Select Committee will present to the American people.” 

You look forward to a definitive report. There has already been a . . . how can you look forward to something that has already happened?

Hey, when you're done, maybe you could look into the Lindbergh baby case. Maybe appoint a special committee to check out who's making them crop circles?Was it aliens? 
God damn you, History Channel!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bad Ads - Guinness

First of all, this is just so maudlin and dreary. My grandma would have called it "schmaltzy."  And using the strong emotional reactions that people have about the troops to sell your product is unseemly at best. It's just really tacky.

But the really odd thing is the choice of music. The song that they play under the ad is "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" which most people know either as a church hymn or as the song Robert Mitchum sings in Night of the Hunter. So it's either kind of sacrilegious or creepy.

Night of the Hunter, by the way, is an underrated movie. You should give it a viewing if its on Netflix or Hulu or whatever. Kind of a sad story about this movie, it was the first feature directed by actor Charles Laughton. The reviews were so cruel that he never directed another. Which is a shame because the problems with this movie were in the script, not the direction. He actually does some pretty cool camera stuff with light and shadows and whatnot. Check out Roger Ebert's glowing review :

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Witch Hunt Fails to Find any Witches

So the final ultimate super-duper select committee on the BenghaziBenghaziBengahziImpeachTCOT!!! scandal has filed its final report and even the super sleuths of the Issa Mystery Machine committee found that there was zero wrongdoing on the part of the administration. Zero intelligence failures. Zero delays in response. Zero lies told to the American people.

So it's finally over. We can finally put this nonsense to bed and get on to dealing with actual problems that actually exist. And we'll never have to hear another word. . .

Hahahaha! You wish!

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday blasted a House GOP-led investigation that recently debunked myths about the 2012 Benghazi attack. 
“I think the report is full of crap,” Graham said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Sighhhhhh. . .  of course.

Keep fucking that chicken, Lindsey!