Friday, December 04, 2009

Somebody Better Break Out The Fainting Couches!

Green Party "Draft Nader For Senate Buzzes The Internet..."

...Green Party efforts to draft Ralph Nader into a Senate run against Chris Dodd has created quite a buzz across the internet in just a few days ,as hundreds have signed an online petition to work for him and over a thousand have joined a social networking site on “Facebook” asking Nader to run... -- via On the Wilderside

I'd say that the paroxyms of rage this would induce in Kosland and its ilk do not have any comedic potential whatsoever, but I'd be lying.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Turkey Time

And I'm not talking about the Thanksgiving festivities that my American friends were engaged in this past week.


The fact that a reportedly uninvited socialite couple crashed the WH state dinner has caused numerous heads to explode at the normally sedate (ha!) dkos. Even Mr Blades has joined in on the "what if? ZOMG!!" action positing about how these nefarious crashers could have poisoned The Chosen One with ricin. I kid you not:

Mock all you like. Ricin is an easy poison ... (26+ / 0-) make, requiring only basic chemistry. And it's easy to apply. A syringe is best, but a scratch from, say, a specially prepared bracelet will do the trick. Of course, the Salahis didn't have any bracelets close at hand. So no problem, right?

Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

by Meteor Blades on Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 01:13:38 AM MST
Quick! Someone get the man some worry beads. And pass a law pronto banning all bracelets in the WH.

The conspiracy theories about how this all came about are fast and furiously being posted over there - much to the delight of those who are so tightly wrapped up in Hollywoodesque impending disaster porn that they can barely stop their hands from quivering long enough to post "100% correct!" "Boycott Bravo!" "She looks anorexic!". (Oh, the misogyny is out in full force. Trust me.) This, on a site where conspiracy theories are supposed to be a bannable offense because it's a reality-based community. (I know. I know.)

I mean, c'mon. The two of them almost started a nuclear war! when they weren't busy posing with the nation's poseurs.



Well. At least they don't have to waste time talking about and justifying that shitty, so-called health insurance reform sell-out bill today. On with the show!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Mcat Update

My cat, Shipley

New e-mail from Marisa.

She's ordered a new PC but it won't be delivered until December 8.

She's hanging in there - contemplating novenas for the withdrawal symptoms though.

I'm sure she won't mind me posting this bit:

I am on my neighbor's mac laptop... and had originally thought In could throw up a quick thread at Mcat... but using this is a nightmare.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Enjoy the scenery...

Marisa's on a forced internets vacation since her PC died last week. And while she's in the process of ordering a new one, some of her regulars are out in the cold since comments on her blog are now closed.

Might as well enjoy the scenery in the meantime...

Blogging the debauchery...wherever we can...

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Dana Houle: Banned

Announced with no fanfare whatsoever to avoid offending Houle's rather delicate sensibilities. MB saw that... (3+ / 0-)

but missed DH in MI's many meltdowns? That would make MB like a pro 'rasslin' ref who was accidentally looking the other way.


by Shahryar on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 11:09:50 PM MDT

Perhaps you should click... (1+ / 0-)

Some people would be better off not reading diaries they comment on, since they already have all the answers.

by Meteor Blades on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 11:28:02 AM MDT

LOL...You banned DH? (0+ / 0-)

Roar Louder!!! @ Docudharma

by buhdydharma on Sun Sep 06, 2009 at 12:20:57 PM MDT

Your Moment of Zen™: What is the sound of one (severely narcissistic) head exploding?

Please sign the condolence book below.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

If you don't support Obama, you'll kill him

So this is goodbye from me. At least for a while. I wish you all the best and i'll pray for Obama's safety every day, because i've seen first hand how tragic can be the end of a visionary and forward-looking leader, when right wing lunatics decide to eliminate him and the left leaves him all alone.

- Daily Kos diarist, blackwaterdog

[insert heavy sigh here]

It was bad enough when, during the campaign, people who criticized Obamalama were labeled "racists". Now, you are basically the one holding the gun to his head if you voice your opposition to his policies which, contrary to the laundry list of hyped-up crap in that diary, have been anything near "progressive".

But the Leave Obama Alone! crowd can't deal with reality hitting them in the face. Too much "doom and gloom", they say - as if it's all about how their poor feelings are getting hurt. Maybe they should sit down for a face to face with the families of the dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and talk "feelings". Maybe they should have a face to face with those who've been tortured who won't see any justice done by this administration and talk "feelings". Maybe they should have a face to face with people who are dying from a lack of proper health care and talk "feelings".

But, no. If the "left" (whatever is left of the left in the US surely isn't in this Democratic party) abandons the Spelunker-in-Chief (I coined that term) who never met a cave he didn't like - he's as good as dead.

We joke about the insanity of the wingnuts who are showing up, completely misinformed while embarrassing themselves to no end, to the health care town halls. Pelosi and Hoyer have called their rabble-rousing "un-American". (Them's fighting words.) Meanwhile, the so-called "left" on blogs like Daily Kos - who loudly cheered the protests in Iran while posts about US protests for universal health care on the site faded quietly into oblivion - can't even bring themselves to get their asses off their chairs to get out there to fight for their rights in their country. No. Obama told them to write their congresspeople (because that's so effective, isn't it?).

Conservatives typically despise unruliness. Oh how they hated the 60s. And this centrist bunch of self-identified "pragmatic" Dems - who also chided every attempt by groups like Code Pink to bring attention to the horrific wrongs perpetrated by Bushco (and now continued by Obama's administration) - are stuck standing by while the right-wingers ironically claim the radical mantle of very public dissent. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Rahm Emanuel says that "Dems attacking other Dems are 'fucking stupid'". This, in the middle of a seriously muddled attempt to roll out a bill that the Dems have absolutely failed to explain.

Obama kicks the issue back to congress. But, because he believes he is the face of absolutely everything (and haven't you felt like selling your teevee too by now?), he owns this mess. And he owns the fact that the wingnuts are having an absolute field day (death panels, anyone?).

He owns every single bad policy decision his government has enacted since he's been in office. He wants to own it all. How many times have you seen one of his cabinet secretaries in the media explaining his policies? Does anybody even know who they are?

And, as has been noted ad nauseum by people who are actually in touch with reality on the real left and who won't be guilted into backing off from criticizing him because of ridiculous claims like the one made by the above-quoted Daily Kos diarist, Obama has committed a slough of very non-progressive missteps. He's only been in office 7 months!, they proclaim. As if he's going to change his very character and wake up one morning soon to unleash his hidden inner liberal. Or maybe, they hope, Michelle will make him do it. (No, really. Some have actually said that.)

Read my lips: that's not going to happen.

The Hopeyness train has left the station and it took the Changeyness policies with it.

You just can't call the wingnuts crazy while making equally crazy statements yourself.

If you can't stand the much-deserved criticism, refresh, refresh, refresh and leave the rest of us alone.

Crossposted from my place.