Monday, October 5, 2015

Another week away

We're having to go to Oregon for a funeral. Blogging should resume next week

Monday, September 28, 2015

On Vacation

Drove down to the Redneck Riviera for the week. Of course it is raining. May get bored enough to post if this continues.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


You know how Republicans are always going on and on about how much they love Israel and how the most important thing in the world is to protect Israel cuz they love it so much?

Ever wonder how sincere they are about their love for the people of Israel?

Well wonder no more!

Harlan Crow is a conservative mega donor who owns a mansion in Texas that contains a right-wing treasure trove of Nazi artifacts such as paintings by Hitler and a signed copy of “Mein Kampf.” Crow also owns a set of dinnerware and linens once used by the murderous tyrant who ordered the extermination of millions of Jews during World War II.
And it is among these items where Republican presidential wannabe Marco Rubio has chosen to hold a fundraiser for his campaign. As if that wasn’t insulting enough, Rubio’s fundraiser among Hitler’s stuff is occurring on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar.

I'm sure that the other Republican candidates will call on Rubio to "refudiate" the Nazi fanboy any minute now!

Awkward Moments

I heard a few minutes of the most recent Republican debate on the Majority Report's MST-style coverage. There wasn't a whole lot of interest, unless you enjoy hearing Jeb! and the others pushed into their lockers and given wedgies by Donald Trump. But I did enjoy this awkward moment from hillbilly Elmer Gantry Mike Huckabee's opening statement.

 I'm Mike Huckabee. I'm delighted to be on this stage with some remarkable fellow Republicans.

None of us are a self-professed socialist.

 Oh, you know he thinks he just zinged Bernie Sanders! Like ooh, what a sick burn! You do know what "self-professed" means, right Cletus? It means he's not embarrassed or ashamed or whatever of being a socialist. It means he refers to himself that way. You're not insulting him. It's like calling me "incredibly handsome" and expecting me to hang my head in shame. But I'm not offended, I would say "yes, I know. I say that to myself in the mirror every day."
 Like this, only handsomer.

But that wasn't even the awkward part. I mean, sure it was awkward, but then came this:

 None of us on this state are under investigation . . .

 Then there's this awkward little pause when he realizes that Chris Christie and Scott Walker are on stage with him.

. . .by the FBI . . .
Um. . .

because we destroyed government records, or because we leaked secrets.

 I think I handled that pret-ty well!

Marco Rubio tried the self-effacing humor route:

Thank you. My name is Marco Rubio. I'm from Florida. . .  And I'm also aware that California has a drought, and so that's why I made sure I brought my own water.

Now the CNN Transcript says (Laughter) but that is a lie. That joke fell flatter than a Polish joke at a Polish funeral.

 John Kasich decide to go with Plain-style babbling:

GOV. JOHN R. KASICH, R-OHIO: Hello, I'm John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio. Emma, and Reese, my children, and Karen, love 'ya girls. Thanks for watching tonight.

By the way, I think I actually flew on this plane with Ronald Reagan when I was a congressman, and his goals, and mine, really much - are pretty much the same. Lift Americans, unify, give hope, grow America, and restore it is to that great, shining city on a hill.

Yes, he was a great one, and I learned much from watching him. The most important thing, hope to Americans, unify, lift everyone in America.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Speaking of the Pope's Visit

Arizona U.S. Representative Paul Gosar Insists Others in Congress Will Join His Papal Boycott

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

So, I assume this Gosar, besides being a minor character in Ghostbusters, is a fervent anti-Catholic? Hates the papacy, does he? Strong Protestant or maybe just anti-Christian in general?

Recently, Gosar has received a lot of attention for a op-ed in which explained that initially, as a “proud Catholic,” he was really excited to hear that the Pope would be [addressing] Congress but that his view changed after he learned what the Pope might say

Confused James Franco animated GIF

Seriously? A Proud Catholic? And you're not going to see the Pope? I'm not a Catholic at all, and I paid money and stood in line and waited forever to see Papa Francis, knowing that he wouldn't even be speaking in English because, you know, he's the freaking Pope, how many chances do you get to see someone that prestigious?

What is your freaking problem?

Media reports indicate His Holiness...intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change,” Gosar wrote. “If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend."
Gosar goes on to say that he finds the possibility of the Pope discussing climate change “troubling” because “this climate-change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into 'climate justice' and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies...If the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one."

Where do you get off?
You sniveling little punk.
 You're Catholic? Then you believe that the Holy Father is God's own representative on Earth. And you have the balls to think you can tell him what he should and should not talk about? The Vicar of Christ? You've got some fucking nerve.

You know, it would be fine if, say, Chuck Shumer and Keith Ellison decided to skip the Pope's appearance because, what the hell, the Pope's got no claim on them. He doesn't hold the keys to jewish or Muslim Heaven. But he damn sure holds the keys to Catholic Heaven! (Oops, I was trying not to use naughty words when talking about His Holiness, but gosh darn it, this Gosar just makes me so mad!)

Let's forget for the moment that science has no political affiliation. The world is getting hotter just as quickly for conservatives as it is for liberals. The rise in sea levels doesn't care if you're a Democrat or a Republican, if you live in Miami, you're gonna be under water no matter who you vote for. But forget that for a minute. This is the Pope. I'm not, as I may have mentioned, a Catholic, so I don't owe him any fealty, but you sure as hell do. He's not just your boss, he's your boss's boss' boss, or whatever - I don't know how many layers there are in the Catholic Hierarchy, but he sure as hell outranks you, what with being second in command to Jesus  Christ.

Funny how the Pope stops being infallible the second his message conflicts in any way with Republican ideology!

So, you don't think the Pope should weigh in on the biggest crisis of our times, what do you think His Holiness should address, you insignificant little owl-casting of a man?

He would rather the Pope use this opportunity “to be one of the world’s great religious advocates and address the current intolerance of religious freedom

Ohh, so he should focus on imaginary problems!

. . . to urgently challenge governments to properly address the persecution and execution of Christians and religious minorities

 You mean like those who want to deport all the Muslims? You know, all those guys that had that debate the other day? That the kind of persecution of religious minorities you talkin' about?

. . . to address the enslavement, belittlement, rape and desecration of Christian women and children;

Or, maybe just women and children? Because. . .you know. . .enslavement rape and desecration is wrong even if the victims aren't of your religion? You know? Cuz they're people? Even Buddhists and Muslims and Hindus and atheists? Still shouldn't be raped or enslaved? Maybe? Think about it?

. . . to address the condoned, subsidized, intentionally planned genocide of unborn children by Planned Parenthood and society;

Yeah, how come the Catholic Church has never come out against family planning?

 and refocus our priorities on right from wrong.” 

Ugh. That means pretty much nothing so, sure, he should waste time on that rather than addressing the most catastrophic danger that humanity currently faces. 

But, ya know, even if you had a point, which you clearly do not, he's the Pope, you're a Catholic, get down on your fucking knees, genuflect and shut the fuck up when God's Viceroy is speaking, you pathetic little man, and maybe, just maybe, you won't have to spend an eternity in Catholic Hell.