Thursday, September 30, 2010

How Much Lower Can This Little Prick Possibly Go?

How is it that James O'Keefe is allowed to walk our streets freely without being subject to multiple crotch-punchings everywhere he lays down his slimy trail?
I mean, it's not like you'd do any time.

"Your honor, the defendant is charged with assault and battery.
"Oh? What did he do?"
"He punched James O'Keefe in the weiner."
"Hmm, James O'Keefe, James O'Keefe. . . oh, the cum-stain on Satan's tighty-whities? That James O'Keefe? Case Dismissed! I'm recommending you for a commendation, son!"

Okay, I don't know how the judge turned into the defendant's commanding officer, but you get the idea.

Fake pimp from ACORN videos tries to 'punk' CNN correspondent

Lusby, Maryland (CNN) -- A conservative activist known for making undercover videos plotted to embarrass a CNN correspondent by recording a meeting on hidden cameras aboard a floating "palace of pleasure" and making sexually suggestive comments, e-mails and a planning document show. [sic]

I don't know what a "Planning document show" is, but apparently he was making it.

James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting,

Okay, stop. Stop it right there, CNN. That was not an undercover video "sting." That was a fraudulent, dishonest, libelous smear job. You'd think now that this little shit-smear has gone after one of your own reporters, you could drop the bullshit "objectivity" and call a spade a spade.

James O'Keefe, best known for hitting the community organizing group ACORN with an undercover video sting, hoped to get CNN Investigative Correspondent Abbie Boudreau onto a boat filled with sexually explicit props and then record the session, those documents show.

What was the point? Who knows? I guess if he could get a video clip of a reporter near some "sexually explicit props," he could run to FOX, show some deceptively-edited clips and claim that CNN can not be trusted because one of their reporters enjoys sex? Or something? I don't know what the point was, but I'm sure it was some sort of deceitful bullshit.

Apparently, a large part of the plan involved having James O'Keefe

Seduce CNN reporter Abbie Boudreau.

Once again, the foolproof plan involved having this guy:

Seduce this CNN reporter:

How could this possibly not work?

CNN has gotten ahold of a 13-page ridiculous plan for what O'Keefe calls his "CNN Caper"

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'Punking' CNN

The following highlights the relevant portions of a 13-page document obtained by CNN outlining a plan to 'punk' CNN. Click through the pages to see more.

And it just goes on like that. You can see the whole thing here: CNN

And if you see James O'Keefe, go ahead and punch him right in the crotch. No jury would convict you.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

An Open Letter to Football Announcers.

Dear Football Announcers,
We are aware of which sport we are watching. We saw in the TV Guide "NFL Football" or "College Football," so we tuned in to your broadcast fully expecting to see football. We get it. There is no need to work the word "football" into every goddamned sentence.

You really don't need to say "This football team is really going to have to run the football better if they're going to win this football game." We're not going to be confused. No one is going to be watching an NFL game asking, "Why don't they bunt? Oh, that's right, they're playing football! I totally got my sports mixed up!"

We're not stupid. You can just say "This team" or "Throw the ball" and we'll understand what you mean.

Thank you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Depressing Headline of the Day

Obama Administration Seeks Greater Wiretap Authority

Following in the grand tradition of "Obama Caves on Public Option," "Administration Waffles on "DADT," and "Card Check? Who said Anything About Card Check?"

I'm just so fed up with these guys. Democrats in the Senate are so afraid of their own shadows that they can't even bring tax cuts to the floor. That's like being afraid to offer a kid ice cream because you're worried that he might prefer Brussels Sprouts. And the only reason they can offer us to vote for them is "hey, you know how much worse the other guys would be!" And goddammit, they're right. If the Boehners and McConnells take over, we'll get endless investigations, permanent tax cuts for millionaires, the re-invasion of Iraq and immunity for corporate polluters.
either way we get screwed. And it's so depressing to have to look at the political landscape and think, "well, I'm going to vote for the party that will at least give me a reach-around while I'm getting screwed."

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wingnut Ministers Proudly Break US Law.

From the ADF:

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Pastors from approximately 100 churches nationwide participated in the Alliance Defense Fund’s third annual Pulpit Freedom Sunday on Sept. 26. The pastors preached sermons related to biblical perspectives on the positions of electoral candidates or current government officials, exercising their constitutional right to free religious expression despite a problematic Internal Revenue Service rule that activist groups often use to silence churches.

So, over 100 ministers decided to violate IRS rules which they consider "problematic," and that's supposed to be Okay? And, of course, like most wingnuts, they claim that people are trying to "silence" them. Listen, Reverend. No one is trying to "silence" you. You can say whatever you want. It's just that if you're going to endorse candidates, you can't claim to be a tax-exempt organization. That's it. You just have to choose.

Pulpit Freedom Sunday is an event associated with the ADF Pulpit Initiative, a legal effort designed to secure the First Amendment rights of pastors in the pulpit. The Pulpit Initiative is part of the larger ADF Church Project.

Again your First Ammendment rights are not at issue. I can say whatever I want and endorse whatever candidate I want, and I have to pay income tax. If you want the special privilege of not paying taxes, you have to give up endorsing candidates. Why would you think that you should have it both ways?

So, I wasn't familiar with the ADF until I heard this story. Turns out, they're pretty much what you'd expect, promoting phony stories like this:

The Doors of the Church are Being Bound

The Church is Being Silenced Across America

Growing government intrusion into the affairs of the Church is posing a serious threat to church autonomy and our most basic religious freedoms. Pastors are being censored, the proclamation of God’s Truth is being blocked, and churches are being discriminated against and threatened with punishment.

Really? Let's take a quick look at that claim. How is "God's Truth" being blocked? Unless you consider "Vote for Smith" to be "God's Truth" I don't think you have anything to back that up. But let's say that "vote for Smith" really is what you're talking about when you say "God's Truth." Let's look at this story about one of your member pastors in the USA Today:

"For governor, I'm going to encourage people to vote for Bill Haslam," said David Shelley, pastor of Smith Springs Baptist Church here, one of seven Tennessee religious leaders who plan to take part in the pulpit protest. He also will throw his support behind a Republican congressional candidate and a Republican statehouse candidate and urge his congregation to skip the spot on the ballot where a Democratic state senator is running unopposed.

Shelley knows he runs the risk of provoking the Internal Revenue Service into revoking his 60-member church's tax-exempt status. In fact, he's hoping the IRS will try. But this is the second year he's baited the IRS from the pulpit, and still the agency has not risen to the bait.
So, nothing has happened. This minister has purposely flouted the IRS rules from his pulpit, and nothing has happened to him. This guy WANTS the IRS to come after him, and nothing has happened. These are the most pathetic jack-booted thugs in the world.

At the urging of anti-Christian groups seeking to secularize America, courts and government are increasingly treating our churches more as nuisances than as pillars of the community. And some are treated not just as nuisances, but as criminals for exercising their Christian faith!

That’s exactly how Bishop Rick Painter of Christ the King Liturgical Charismatic Church was treated before ADF was given the opportunity to defend him. For years, he rang the bells of his church as an expression of praise to God – until the city of Phoenix wrongly determined that the bells violated a local noise ordinance. As a result, a judge sentenced Bishop Painter to jail! After ADF attorneys filed suit, a federal court ruled that the city’s noise ordinance could not be applied to churches. Eventually, the court reversed Bishop Painter’s criminal conviction.

Oh my God, this minister was treated as a criminal merely for having broken the law? What is this, Russia? And, yes, he did violate the law. Just because he a judge ruled that the law doesn't apply to churches doesn't mean the bells weren't a violation, the church is just getting preferential treatment.

here's a little background on the church-bell kerfuffle:

Bishop convicted of disturbing peace for bell ringing


July 15, 2009, 5:51PM

Then, on Palm Sunday 2008, they started ringing the church bells every half hour during the day.

Every Half Hour! I used to live across the street from a church in San Francisco, and it they had rung their bells every half-hour, I would have gone postal on them. I like the sound of church bells, I really do. But not while I'm trying to sleep.

The complaints soon began, so church leaders cut back to once per hour.

Oh, well, if they're going to be that accommodating, who could possibly complain?

. . . church leaders cut back to once per hour. They put up Styrofoam to muffle the sound. But they didn't see how they could stop tolling the bells.

“We ring our bells as a part of our worship, just like singing, praying and preaching the Word of God,” they wrote in a statement.

Unless you're holding services every half hour throughout the day, that argument really doesn't hold water.

“It's frankly a little bit astonishing,” said ADF attorney Gary S. McCaleb, contending the case violates the church's First Amendment freedom of religion. “It's very clearly an expression and outworking of their faith.”

But Phoenix officials and some of the church's neighbors see it differently.

“It wasn't an isolated incident. It happened repeatedly,” said City Prosecutor Aaron Carreon-Ainsa.

Al Brooks, who lives behind the church, offered a more vivid description. “We were living in a bell tower.”

And, see, here's the thing. These people were here first. You moved into Their neighborhood. I f they don't want bells ringing at all hours, you should have the decency to knock it off. If, for instance, I moved into an apartment across the street from an existing church, I probably don't have much right to complain about the bells. Just like if you buy a house near the airport, you can't really complain about the airplane noise. But if the guy across the street decides to build an airport in his backyard, he's going to have a problem with me! That's right, Fred! You heard me! You better not build no stinking airport! I'm not afraid of you!

But I digress.

Some neighbors liked the bell, church leaders said. They heard from people who set their clocks by it, and a postman who used it to time his rounds.

But, Brooks pointed out, none of those people lived next to the bells. He and other immediate neighbors contacted a company that manufactures electronic church bells to ask what distance they should be played from residences. The response: 400 feet.

Brooks' house is 40 feet from the bells.

So, my point is, this church was not being discriminated against. The law is about noise, not religious belief. If Al Brooks decided he wanted to put a carrilon on his front lawn and ring in the new day every morning with a "Sound of Music" medley, he would be violating the noise ordinance same as the church. The ADF just wants the church to get special treatment. They want to be exempt from the law. Just like they want to be exempt from IRS regulations that apply to every non-profit. The Red Cross is not allowed to send out fliers saying "vote for Smith," or "Vote against Jones" without giving up their non-profit status. Neither is the American Heart Association, or the World Wildlife Fund." The same rule applies to your churches. And to you, not getting special treatment is equivalent to being discriminated against. Which is typical wingnut thinking.

The Stupid, Dishonest Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Stupid, Dishonest Tree.

– Fri Sep 24, 4:07 pm ET
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Following in her mother's footsteps, Bristol Palin has launched an official Facebook page. Among her first subjects: her role on "Dancing with the Stars."

The 19-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says the Tuesday launch is part of a new chapter in her life.

The single mother of a toddler son, Bristol Palin says she wanted to step out of her comfort zone to tell her story and advocate for the "pro-life and pro-family cause."

Why can't anyone in this family just tell the truth?
Why can't she just say "I went on the show because they offered me money, and I'm genetically programmed to be a shameless fame-whore." We could respect that. I'm sure a lot of people would be willing to dance badly on TV for a truckload of money.

But no, she has to pretend that what she's doing, she does for a greater cause. Dancing on TV and prattling on Facebook are a couple of sacrifices she's willing to make for the pro-life cause. Because what better way to advocate for your position than to make an ass of yourself on an idiotic TV show?

Don't git a aborshun!

I'm sure if Gandhi were alive today, he would sign up for "India's Got Talent" to get his message across to the world.

If only "Big Brother" had been around in the '60's, Dr. King could have saved himself a lot of trouble and just whispered about civil rights in the dark while drunkenly fondling a cast-mate.

And surely Mario Savio could have sung "put your bodies upon the gears" to the tune of "Genie in a Bottle" on American Idol.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

How Bad Does the "Pledge to America" Suck?

So the long-awaited "pledge to America" was finally released, and surprisingly, it's a sad, flaccid little joke!

A Pledge to America

You want to know how lame this "pledge" is?

Erick "assclown" Erickson is ripping on it. And he's right! Erickson is right! That's never happened before. Do you know how disconcerting it is to read Erickson critiquing something and think "hey, he's got a point?"

Perhaps the Most Ridiculous Thing to Come Out of Washington Since George McClellan

I don't know what his beef is with George McClellan. According to, he was considered "A brilliant engineer and highly capable organizer." But I guess when you're Erick Erickson, you have to lead off with something moronic and jerky so people know for sure that it's you writing.

But anyway, here's the opening of the Wedgie to America:

America is more than a country.

America is also a crappy band from the early Seventies!
America is an idea – an idea that free people can govern themselves, that government’s powers are derived from the consent of the governed, that each of us is endowed by their Creator with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

That free people can crib shamelessly from Thomas Jefferson!
America is the belief that any man or woman can – given economic, political, and religious liberty – advance themselves, their families,
and the common good.<--Communism!
Whenever the agenda of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to institute a new governing agenda and set a different course.

Yeah, I think everyone already knew about that. We call them "elections" and in those "elections" we vote for the folks whose agenda we would like to see enacted. And then you assholes filibuster, stonewall and otherwise impede that agenda.

An unchecked executive, a compliant legislature, and an overreaching judiciary have combined to thwart the will of the people and overturn their votes and their values, striking down longstanding laws and institutions and scorning the deepest beliefs of the American people.

but enough about us. . .
An arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates, and enacts laws without accepting or requesting the input of the many.

If by "self-appointed," you mean "duly elected," then yeah, I see your point. Obviously every action a presidential administration takes should be decided by a plebiscite, you know, the way the Bushies did!
Like free peoples of the past, our citizens refuse to accommodate a government that believes it can replace the will of the people with its own. The American people are speaking out, demanding that we realign our country’s compass with its founding principles and apply those principles to solve our common problems for the common good.

Well, you know, THESE American people:

These people are obviously concerned with "the common good"

With this document, we pledge to dedicate ourselves to the task of reconnecting our highest aspirations to the permanent truths of our founding by keeping faith with the values our nation was founded on, the principles we stand for, and the priorities of our people. This is our Pledge to America.

None of that means anything.
Even Erick Erickson can see that:

Yes, yes, it is full of mom tested, kid approved pablum that will make certain hearts on the right sing in solidarity. But like a diet full of sugar, it will actually do nothing but keep making Washington fatter before we crash from the sugar high.
(Red State)

It's really surreal, looking at something Erick Erickson wrote and thinking "hey, that's true. I can't argue with that."

We pledge to advance policies that promote greater liberty, wider opportunity, a robust defense, and national economic prosperity.

We pledge to honor families, traditional marriage, life, and the private and faith-based organizations that form the core of our American values.

we pledge to promote greater liberty, and also give the government the power to decide who may marry whom, and restrict reproductive choice.

We pledge to uphold the purpose and promise of a better America, knowing that to whom much is given, much is expected and that the blessings of our liberty buoy the hopes of mankind.

That also means nothing. This is an agenda? It's like saying here is my plan. Step one: Be awesome! Step two: Do really cool stuff. Step Three: Be an inspiration to others.
Wow, I think I've actually met all those goals!

Supposedly, this thing goes on for 21 pages. only shows the one page.
So I may have to take Erickson's word for it when he says:

The pledge begins by lamenting “an arrogant and out-of-touch government of self-appointed elites” issuing “mandates”, then proceeds to demand health care mandates on insurance companies that will drive up the costs of health care for ordinary Americans.


The plan wants to put “government on the path to a balanced budget” without doing anything substantive. There is a promise to “immediately reduce spending” by cutting off stimulus funds. Wow. Exciting.

There is a plan to cut Congress’s budget, which is pretty much what was promised in 1994. Seriously? In 4 years did the Democrats really blow up the Congressional budget? No — the GOP did that too.

Hey, GOP. Do you have any idea how shitty your plan has to be for Erick "ass-hat" Erickson to rip on it? He's the guy who tweeted this about a dumb TV ad:

Tebow's mom didn't abort. That's enough for Erickson to conclude that all pro-choice groups have no credibility. This is the guy you couldn't excite with your little "Dredge America" agenda. Do you have any idea how hard it is to NOT impress this little nozzle of a man? In a way, it's almost impressive!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Terrible Ad Campaigns - Nationwide Insurance

First of all, This is their spokesman.

This guy.

This is the sort of guy that you would cross the street to avoid, because just by looking at him you know he's going to be fingernails-on-a-chalkboard irritating.

And sure enough, he is.

And they bill him as:

The World's Greatest Spokesperson in the World

That's not funny. Not clever. That's the sort of thing I would come up with if I were pressed for time and sleepy and had no respect for my readers.

And if they have this great deal for safe drivers, why isn't it offered to the general public? You can only get this deal if this creepy turd-bag shows up at your house and you ask him personally for a special deal? That's total bs!

And when they tell him about the special deal, he gags? Who gags at good news? I gag when I see the Nationwide guy, but not out of excitement for the good deals he has to offer. Maybe he caught a glimpse of himself in the mirror. That would make me gag, if I suddenly was reminded that I was this guy:

And at the end, he says "hook, line and sinker!" as if that was a positive thing to say. Do the copy writers not know what that expression means? It's the sort of thing one says when one has swindled or snookered someone. "Hey, did the sucker buy it?" "Oh, yeah, hook line and sinker!"
Are we to understand that he is proud of having bamboozled this nice lady?

My worst fear is that this guy will end up marrying Flo from Progressive.

Can you imagine the horrible child they might produce?

Buuuuuuuggggghhhhh. . . . . Shudder!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crazy Candidate of the Day

Today's Crazy Candidate is New York's Jim Russell, seen here edging uncomfortably away from the only normal-looking member of his creepy family

Mr. Russell would like to represent New York's 18th district in the US Congress. Mainly so he can keep them furrners an' dark-skin folks outta here.


Here's the first line of his bio from his campaign website:
I grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens where I witnessed first-hand the destructive effects of uncontrolled immigration. I attended Fordham Prep and Fordham University. . .

Okay? No one was asking about immigration. This was not the domestic policy section of the website. This was just the "tell us a little about yourself" section.

Want to know his economic policy?

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!

We must reverse the increasingly common trend of companies obtaining special visas for foreign workers
As for his views on immigration, here's what he has to say about his opponent:

Nita Lowey scores an “F” on the current Immigration-Reduction Report Card… (click here)

The "report card," by the way, is issued by a group called "Numbers USA," an anti-immigration group.


About Us

I hope you will come to rely on this website to help you influence Congress to turn away from immigration policies forcing a more and more congested and regimented future for our country, our children and our grandchildren.

And his website even has a special section on HUD housing:

Jim Russell responds to HUD’s court appointed monitor Attorney James Johnson’s comments about the HUD fair-housing settlement:

[Attorney Johnson's] phrase, “…its overarching goal of building a more integrated Westchester,” does not appear in the settlement document. As Johnson’s interpretation, it should have no bearing on the settlement. Before the County Board of Legislators voted for this disastrous settlement, they claimed that even if all of the selected housing applicants ended up being White, the terms of the settlement would be fulfilled. Now we see slippery Johnson, with his foot in the door, trying to change the agreement into one in which the result would have to be “a more integrated Westchester.” The best solution is to elect a new Congress that will amend all housing laws to exclude any requirement to “affirmatively further fair housing.”

It's kind of hard to tell exactly what he's getting at without seeing the original editorial to which he's responding, but basically, he seems to be upset that there aren't enough white folks getting HUD housing.

Okay, maybe I'm reading more into this than I really should. Maybe he's just concerned about immigration, that doesn't necessarily make him a racist!

But this does!

(from Raw Story)

GOP House hopeful Jim Russell praised racist practices, advocated eugenics in 2001 essay

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, September 20th, 2010 -- 8:25 pm

Key passages from Russell's essay, all excerpted by Politico, are below.

“(T.S.) Eliot described some conditions for an optimal society: ‘The population should be homogeneous. . . . What is still more important is unity of religious background; and reasons of race and culture combine to make any large number of free-thinking Jews undesirable.

It has been demonstrated that finches raised by foster parents of a different species of finch will later exhibit a lifelong sexual attraction toward the alien species. One wonders how a child’s sexual imprinting mechanism is affected by forcible racial integration and near continual exposure to media stimuli promoting interracial contact.

Yes, only through forcible interracial contact could any pristine white girl find, say, this guy appealing:

It also compounds the culpability of media moguls who deliberately popularize miscegenation in films directed toward adolescents and pre-adolescents. In the midst of this onslaught against our youth, parents need to be reminded that they have a natural obligation, as essential as providing food and shelter, to instill in their children an acceptance of appropriate ethnic boundaries for socialization and for marriage.

Yes, if a white person marries a black person, just imagine what their offspring might look like!

No half-breed child could ever grow up to be successful!

"The sociobiological warfare that our youth is subjected to is likely to be even more diabolical since it appears to deliberately exploit a biological theory of sexual imprinting at the critical period of sexual maturity. Movies like this past year’s spate of miscegenationist titles, Save the Last Dance, Crazy / Beautiful and O, a parody of Othello, appear deliberately designed to exploit the critical period of sexual imprinting in their target audiences of white pre-adolescent girls and adolescent young women.

Movie studios don't make movies for the money! They make them so that they can manipulate white girls into being attracted to black guys! I see it all now!

“There is now afoot a conscious effort to de-Europeanize and to re-Judaize Christianity, through scriptural revision, internal treachery and external pressure.

Um, since nearly the entire Bible takes place in Judea, I don't think a lot of revision is needed to "Re-Judaize" Christianity. It's like re-southernizing Faulkner.

One possible strategy to counter these efforts is to encourage a re-Europeanization of Christianity into a European folk religion. Such a strategy might be bolstered by the argument that Euro-Christians should only accept the folk-affirming form of Christianity accepted by our ancestors

Okay, I don't know what "folk religion" means, so I'm just going to assume it looks something

like this:

“Jean Raspail’s Camp of the Saints . . . should be required reading for all persons of European descent who labor under the pseudo-morality of self-destruction.”

I didn't know what that was either, but here's what I found out:

In his essay, he also writes highly of the book, "The Camp of the Saints," a tome held dear by many white supremacists. First published in France in the mid-70s, "The Camp of the Saints" depicts a mass migration from India into Europe, resulting in a radically altered political reality.

"The book characterizes non-whites as horrific and uncivilized 'monsters' who will stop at nothing to greedily and violently seize what rightfully belongs to the white man," the Southern Poverty Law Center explained.

"Today, 'The Camp of the Saints' is widely revered by American white supremacists and is a sort of anti-immigration analog to 'The Turner Diaries,' the race war novel written by William Pierce, head of the neo-Nazi National Alliance,"

So, if you live in New York's 18th Congressional district, please consider Jim Russel. Consider how truly truly awful he is, then vote for whoever is running against him.

Monday, September 20, 2010

It Begins

The Sarah Palin backlash, that is. That's what's beginning.

This just in from the Values Voters Circle Jerk or whatever they call it, where Palin did not show up because she was attending a taping of Dancing With the Washed-Up Has-Beens:

[Family Research Council President Tony] Perkins, in a bit of candor that some conservative leaders don’t always voice, called Palin “a great spokesman” and added that "she says what a lot of people think."

"But you know a lot of people sometimes realize we shouldn't say everything we think," he continued. "Maybe it is that she is more of a cheerleader and one who rallies conservatives together as opposed maybe to being their top choice for president."

Oh, snap!
No he didn't!

More from the Values Voters Slumber Party or whatever:

The annual Straw Poll of dedicated theocratic nutball voters showed Mike Pence as the crowd favorite potential presidential candidate. Who is Mike Pence? Hell if I know. But he's not Sarah Palin. And neither is second-place finisher Mike Huckabee.

So, really, who is Mike Pence? According to the Wall Street Journal, he's this douche:
Associated Press

Also, he is a congressman from Indiana, which many consider an actual state and not just a swell racetrack for racecars.

Political analysts say Mr. Pence has credibility among establishment Republicans, as well as with the tea-party movement and social conservatives, which could could make him a contender for the presidential nomination

So, he's got cred with the assholes, the loons and the self-righteous prigs.

The tea-party movement has focused heavily on government fiscal responsibility,[and wild conspiracy theories] and many of its activists distrust establishment Republicans after the federal deficit run-ups over the last decade. Mr. Pence, a five-term congressman, is one of the few elected members of Congress to speak at tea-party rallies.
And that is, apparently, a selling point.

Mr. Pence opposes abortion and gay marriage—key issues for social conservatives—and has credentials with fiscal conservatives. In addition to battling President Barack Obama's fiscal policies, he led a failed revolt against former President George W. Bush's campaign for federal prescription-drug benefits for the elderly, saying he didn't want to create new federal entitlements.

I fought to prevent old people from getting medicine! Hell of a campaign slogan!

Palin, by the way finished 5th in the poll behind Pence, Huckabee, Romney and Gingrich. She received 7% of the values vote. 7%. Looks like maybe the long honeymoon is finally over.

Fun Facts about Christine O'Donnell (non-masturbation-related)

She thinks there are mice with human brains being made in labs.

"They are -- they are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they're already into this experiment." -- Christine O'Donnel, 2007.

She "Dabbled into Witchcraft?"

She thought she could give the keynote address at the Republican Convention
Several former aides said that as the Republican National Convention approached, O'Donnell became convinced she could land the coveted role as keynote speaker — the speech was ultimately delivered by former New York City mayor and presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani — and booked an expensive trip to St. Paul on that premise.
"She felt like she had to go and was hoping she would speak," said Keegan, who said he couldn’t believe what a waste of money it was for a little-known candidate who had raised just under $8,000 by the end of June that year. "When she got there, she got lucky and got seated somewhere and said, ‘Did you see me on TV?’
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She believes that the only reason a man would want to be in a relationship with her is that he wouldn't know how to get off without her.

Dammit, Christine, if I ever figure out how to work this thing on my own, I'm gonna file for divorce so fast. . .

She's paranoid (a requirement, apparently, for entry into the tea party)

''They're following me. They follow me home at night. I make sure that I come back to the townhouse and then we have our team come out and check all the bushes and check all the cars to make sure that -- they follow me.''

—Delaware GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell, claiming that unnamed political opponents are following her, Weekly Standard interview, Sept. 2, 2010

She has no idea what the word "feminist" means.

Asked if she considered herself a feminist, O'Donnell said: "Absolutely, but let me qualify that -- I consider myself an authentic feminist. Not as defined by the modern movement. And, let me clarify that a little bit more. I was an English major, so break it down: -ist means one who celebrates. As a feminist, I celebrate my femininity."

She thinks condoms spread AIDS

''A lot of the money that we're spending goes to things that we know will not prevent AIDS, but indeed will continue to spread the disease. A lot of our money goes to distribute condoms in high schools, and a lot of our money goes to distribute material that is literally pornographic.''

—Christine O'Donnell, taking issue with government programs on AIDS prevention programs, C-SPAN interview, 1997

She's not real good about paying her bills

When O'Donnell wanted to place an order for hundreds of campaign T-shirts, Keegan [a former campaign staffer] said, she asked him to put the charge on his personal credit card.

"I said, ‘No, how are we going to pay for them? Her famous quote was always, 'have them invoice it.' I said, ‘We can't do that. In 20 days, we're going to have to pay for it.’ And it's not like we had all this money coming in," he explained. "Whenever Christine wanted money for something, she wanted everyone to stop paying somebody else."

That included halting payment of checks to staffers, which eventually led to several of them leaving, including Murray and Keegan before summer's end.

But before Keegan finished his projects in August 2008, he made sure he called all the vendors the campaign was using.

"I said, ‘Don't take any orders from her unless you get cash upfront,’" he warned.

According to published accounts, O’Donnell was using campaign funds for half her rent and $545.98 to purchase a mattress or mattresses from Mattress Giant.

and she had lied about being a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, which had sued for unpaid student loans. She also had failed to pay her federal taxes and defaulted on her house payments.

Read more:

(although, in her defense, her financial problems may stem largely from the fact that she has apparently never held an actual job, seeming to always be employed as the spokesperson for one phony wingnut group or another)

She doesn't understand the economy. Or what socialism is. Or very much of anything.

''America is now a socialist economy. The definition of a socialist economy is when 50% or more your economy is dependent on the federal government.''

—Delaware GOP Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell

She's on Linkedin!


Christine O'Donnell

Christine O'Donnell

Media Consultant and Political Commentator

Greater Philadelphia Area

Christine O'Donnell’s Education

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University


  • Claremont Graduate University

    Constitutional Government

  • University of Oxford

    “Post Modernism in the New Millennium”

(There are real doubts as to whether she ever actually took a class at Oxford --see here-- I don't see how she could have afforded to take an Oxford class when she couldn't pay her Farleigh-Dickinson bills, but whatever.)

President and Founder


(Non-Profit; 51-200 employees; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

I don't know what the SALT is, I would have said the Soviet Arms Limitation Talks, but that can't be it, so I looked it up.

according to the Daily Beast:

O’Donnell, a former spokeswoman for Concerned Women for America, had founded an organization called The Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth, or The SALT, in 1996; it was meant to organize young people around opposition to abortion, sex education, and homosexuality.

. . . The SALT wasn’t much of an organization. It was run out of O’Donnell’s apartment, where Richards lived for his first month in California, and the two of them seemed to be its only employees. But O’Donnell was good at getting publicity. She appeared frequently on Politically Incorrect and other talk shows, and the two of them toured the country, giving press conferences and speaking at churches and colleges about sexual purity and curing homosexuality.

Toward the end of the Clinton administration, she protested the appointment of James Hormel to be ambassador to Luxembourg, a posting the religious right opposed because Hormel was gay. “The SALT was concerned about Hormel’s ties to the pedophile-rights movement,” her website said, though there was not a shred of evidence behind the slur. In 1997, in a clip recently unearthed by Talking Points Memo, she appeared on C-SPAN, where, looking fresh, lovely, and innocent, she objected to AIDS sufferers being called “victims” because the disease is the product of their own actions.

Wow! What a horrible person!

O’Donnell’s demonization of gay people is especially striking given the fact that, according to Richards, she has a sister who is openly lesbian.

Aaaaand, she's even worse!

Even the ultra-right Weekly Standard calls her a liar.

On Sunday, John McCormack, a writer for The Weekly Standard, reported that in 2005 O'Donnell filed a lawsuit asking for $6.9 million in damages for alleged gender discrimination and wrongful termination by a conservative nonprofit organization called the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

She dropped the lawsuit in 2008, saying she could no longer afford an attorney.

In addition to raising questions about the alleged harassment, the article questioned her honesty in part by highlighting a claim in the lawsuit that O'Donnell once tried to take graduate-level classes at Princeton University.

According to The Weekly Standard, the lawsuit alleged O'Donnell "lost the increased earning power that a master's degree from Princeton would have created. In the future with proper finances, Miss O'Donnell should probably be able to return and complete that program."

The problem was that O'Donnell never took any graduate courses at Princeton, something she acknowledged to CNN.

I don't know why she lies about going to these elitist fancy-schmancy schools. It's not like the teabaggers are impressed by education.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Quiet Jihad

Okay, Mr. Sign Man from yesterday, I promised I would research "Quiet Jihad" and I am true to my word.

And by "research" I mean "type the phrase into Google and see what comes up."

So I did, and what comes up is Pam Geller.

Pam Geller is the nut behind the blog "Atlas Shrugs," which tells you a little something about how Pammy sees herself. Um, Pammy, when Ayn Rand wrote Atlas Shrugged, the "Atlas" she was referring to were captains of industry, not sad little bloggers. Blogging is not really a good example of the kind of career in which the weight of the world rests upon your shoulders.

But anyway, if you're not familiar with Pam's particular brand of crackpottery, here are some examples of what you get when you type "Pam Geller" into the Google:

See, Pam's raison d'etre is her paranoid fear of Muslims. Not Muslim extremists, not Muslim terrorists, all Muslims. And like most paranoids, she's not just afraid that they might do something bad to her, she's sure that
they are already taking over! Dum Da Dummmmmm!!!!!!

So here's an example of what Pam calls "Quiet Jihad." If you are weak of heart, scroll down no further, for what you are about to read may be too terrifying, too frightening for you to handle!

Islamic Supremacist Alert: Muslims Sue Wal-Mart to Mosque the Workplace

In reading the NY Times propaganda piece, you have to go way deep into the article for the money line...... "All 10 complaints also stated that West African workers, who are Muslim, were refused short prayer breaks."

(note: I did not edit this. That is actually the first line of her article)
Mind you, it is not necessary for a Muslim to pray at a certain time.

Well, I don't know if that's true, and I'm guessing "Geller" isn't a Muslim name, so I checked it out. From what I understand, some Muslims believe that they must pray 5 times a day at specific times. Others are a bit more lax. Just like some Christians require confession and others don't, or some Jews keep all the strict kosher laws and others just avoid pork.
Can't Touch This!
Mind you, it is not necessary for a Muslim to pray at a certain time. These actions are merely devices in which to impose Islam on non-believers.

Oh. I see. Just like when I asked my boss for Superbowl Sunday off, I was forcing all my co-workers to be football fans. Sure, that makes sense.So, Muslims aren't really sincere about their religious beliefs, but they do want to force those beliefs on the rest of us? Is that it?

Muslims have pulled this act of war and the imposition of Islamic supremacism and sharia against Wal-mart before, and have won.

Really? Act of war? Filing a lawsuit to allow for prayer time is an act of war?
I'm not saying that what they're asking for is reasonable. Maybe it is, maybe not, I don't run a Wal-Mart, so I don't know. I would think having a bunch of employees leaving the sales floor at the same time would be pretty disruptive. I think people should pray to whomever they believe in on their own time, but that's just me. At any rate, I fail to see how this constitutes an act of war.

Hold on, now because this article is about to get a little incoherent.

Muslims have pulled this act of war and the imposition of Islamic supremacism and sharia against Wal-mart before, and have won.

The pathologically ill NY Times spin is pro-illegal, anti American, anti-business, blah blah blah. But the real story is hidden.

Immigrants Claim Wal-Mart Fired Them to Provide Jobs for Local Residents NY Times hat tip Kenny S

(again, I did not edit this.)

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. — A small group of West African [Muslim] men who came to the Rockies in search of economic opportunity are embroiled in a dispute with Wal-Mart, accusing it of a raft of discriminatory actions. Most say they were dismissed because supervisors wanted to give their jobs to local people in need of work. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Dana Romanoff for The New York Times

Wal-Mart, which has a history of discrimination and labor complaints but has increased efforts to promote diversity at its stores, denies the accusations.

Right there, anti-Walmart second paragraph.

Yes. Stating something about Wal-Mart which is true and then putting a positive pro-Wal-Mart spin on it is definitely anti-WalMart. Like saying that several Duke LaCrosse players were accused of rape, but later they were exonerated is rabidly anti-Duke-Lacrosse-Player.

The Times article states that Wal-Mart has had a history of complaints. Are you saying that's not true, or just that the reporter should have left out that fact? When covering a story that involves Wal-Mart and a claim of discrimination, one should never mention Wal-Mart and discrimination. Although I guess it's OK to mention that they have increased efforts to promote diversity, and that they deny the charges?

Well, I'm scared. It's possible, that if these men succeed, it may be really hard to get service at certain Wal-Marts in say, Dearborn, MI, at certain times of day. Brrrrrr!!!!!

Here's another scaaaaary story of Quiet Jihad.

Two versions of the same story with quite different details and manner of reporting. Either way, it’s just more of the same. Somali Muslims trying to enforce sharia law on non-Muslim students, and administrators kowtowing as usual, as are some media.

Oh, Shari law? No, definitely don't want that! Let's see how these nefarious Muslims are imposing their laws on non-Muslim students:

Principal Don Johnson said the problems began when two white students wrote papers in recent weeks that were “inflammatory and very disrespectful.” One student handed out copies of his paper to friends, while the other posted his on a class blog. Both were suspended from the school of 1,600 students — about 100 of whom are Somali.

Johnson said that before the second student returned to school Monday, the student sent text messages over the weekend to white and Somali students that were “unapologetic and in your face.” He then walked into a common area Monday where more than 20 Somali students were gathered and sat down. An altercation erupted that sent one of the white students to the hospital for observation.

So, some Somali students were insulted, then got into a fight with the students who insulted them? That's it? because, I think that's how most students would react to being insulted and taunted. Doesn't make it right, but it hardly seems like a big deal.

This is how it creeps folks. In big cities and small towns. You cannot say anything about Muslims – they are indeed privileged. If you do say something, be prepared to fight for your life and livelihood, possibly die, certainly have your life disrupted, end up in court, and be labeled things you likely are not.

So, if you take offense at something someone writes, and it escalates into a brawl amongst different groups of teenage boys, that makes you a "privileged" group. Because, sure, no other group will be likely to throw punches if they fell like you've insulted or disrespected them. Except Raider fans, of course. And Bikers. And people from Boston. And British soccer fans. And South Korean legislators. But that's it. Oh, and also, half the teenage boys on the planet. And some of the girls. So I guess those are all privileged groups.