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If you are not scared by GOP debates you are not drinking enough Koolaid.

After last night's televised Republican candidate debate there followed emails which begin: "if that didn't scare you, consider this", etc. Well, guess what? You're supposed to be scared! You're supposed to worry that any of a lineup of numbskulled fundamentalist zealots will appoint more Justice Scalias to the Supreme Court. You're supposed to worry that a racist hatemonger will lead the nation to unbriddled fascism. You're supposed to be so unsettled at the lowness of America's common denominator that you'll elect ANYONE to divert your handbasket going to Hades. Even, God forbid, that unscrupulous Hillary. 45123

Can Chris Christie pretend he doesn’t know MOTIVE for extorting Fort Lee?

Commenting on televised politics is as meaningless as speculating about developments on reality TV. Since the Christie bridge debacle purports to effect which presidential candidate gets voted off the island, it might be worth at least delving where the talking heads are not. Of course Chris Christie's office engineered plausible deniability for their boss with the bridge blocking scheme, but Christie would certainly know WHY pressure was being brought to bear on Fort Lee. Christie's lack of curiosity on the matter betrays an untruth. If his mea-non-culpa had digressed to speculate about a motive, he would have exposed himself to being caught lying.   Was the Washington Bridge closure in retribution for the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, Mark Sokolich, not giving his endorsement? Was it retribution for a Democratic senator obstructing the state legislature? Retribution does seem petty. I think there's a stronger likelihood this was not retribution, but extortion, about a yet unmentioned political goal. Especially as Sokolich professes not to know why the governor's office acted why it did. What would be the point of retaliating if your mark didn't know why? A second clue is that now the mayor has accepted governor Christie's apology, still without asking

Senate hopeful, Missouri fool Todd Akin takes wide stance on legitimate rape

Representative Todd Akin revealed his "legitimate rape" standard was no misunderstanding -- now he's courting America's vast army of Christian idiots who already share his belief in rape-modulated immaculate contraception, a convenient pretext for a complete abortion ban. Meanwhile his Larry Craig Wide Stance against abandoning his campaign bid in disgrace allows the GOP to earn points distancing themselves from Akin's crass misogyny, even though their party platform is steeped in it. When I hear American conservatives seem to compete with each other over who can bring the ugliest inanity to the party, I can't help be reminded of internet trolls --which constructive discourse requires we not feed. Except we are powerless to prevent the damn corporate media from feeding their GOP squeezebox monkey trolls and stoking the firestorm of ignorant, beyond the pale, political twists and u-turns. 36693

Todd Akin is latest GOP scarecrow, behind him, Doug TAR BABY Lamborn

When GOP posterchild Todd Akin says legitimate rape does not cause pregnancy, he not only dials up the sinister on his party's bogeyman character, Akin also steers the national dialogue unto abortion, wedge issue territory. The public's surprise with the GOP's ever debased one-downsmanship masks the pattern with which media pundits skew the election themes. Yes, Akin's comment exposes his anti-abortion partner, VP candidate Paul Ryan's absurd obsession with redefining forcible rape, but that's to get further mired. With Akin's gaffe, and the memory of so many before his, Colorado local conservative baffoon Doug Lamborn's "Tar-Baby" taunt comes to mind, let's admit that American partisan politics is not Kabuki, it's WWWF.

Paul Ryan! Mitt Romney picks running mate more low brow than Sarah Palin

He did it! Mitt Romney picked someone more low brow than Sarah Palin, and not just figuratively. Kleptocrat Representative Paul Ryan personifies the very definition of the idiom, Low Brow, coincidentally a eugenic measure of a diminutive frontal lobe, not unrelated to pea-brained under-evolvedness. Such a Frankenstinian VP pick for the GOP ticket, means our election stage managers are pulling out all stops to scare Democrats into the voting booths. That they keep having to make the Republican bogeyman ever bogeyer, could mean they anticipate enthusiasm for President Obama to reach new lows. What unspeakably unpopular move is coming from Goldman Sachs' man in DC, dare we ask, that we'll need Paul Ryan playing Goober Pyle Lugosi to frighten Americans back into Obama's arms?

Near success of delegates for Ron Paul exposes electoral college as rigged

I want to give Ron Paul supporters their due. By their determination to advance their Republican candidate by hook or by crook, Team Ron Paul's self-deputized delegates have exposed the US electoral college nomination process to be fixed. Isn't it interesting how far Republican state party chairmen have been willing to go to stop even the slightest encroachment on candidate Mitt Romney's presumptive convention backing? May the best man win is the ethos they preach, but it seems the furthest from what they will allow. Of course this learning moment will be lost on Ron Paul's army of halfwits, just clever enough to outmaneuver the average rival Republicans, but dumb enough in the first place to fall for their "Dr. Paul". Don't you just love it, their reverence for a PhD, from mostly stunted males claiming post-grad (of associate degrees) studies in "The Austrian School" of economics? They're gun nuts and bombastic proponents of folk-wisdom libertarian nationalism, no surprises there, and so we can't even congratulate them on debunking the apple-pie objectivity of America's electoral level playing field, because it will go to their head and their craniums are pit bull small.

Right wing blogger asshole Andrew Breitbart died of shame, obviously

More likely gout. Obviously Breitbart's body lacked the bilious elasticity of Bill O'Reilly or Rush Limbaugh. Speaking of which, were you in the loop on this email joke? A young black Limbaugh asks his mom; "Mommy, how come Iím black and youíre white?" To which his mother replied: "Donít even go there Rush! From what I can remember about that party, youíre lucky you donít bark!"   Probably you'd find that joke more crude than either a Limbaugh or Breitbart mother would deserve, but imagine that the actual subject of the email was President Obama and his mother. The real story is that such an email was forwarded by Montana Chief US District Judge Richard Cebull to his inner circle, with the following personal note: ďHope it touches your heart like it did mine.Ē

GOP Republicorp outsources groveling lackies from subsidiary Democratards

We the electorate have been warned that "REPUBLICORP" will be unveiled as the dreaded merger of the GOP and corporate masters. Unconcatenated into the spiffy boo-word is mention of the Democratic Party, a wholly-powned subsidiary. Sure they're the voices sounding the alarm, and they will certainly blame the victim where voters fail to elect Dem incumbents. Or WHAT will befall us? The sky falls apparently, if the Republicans regain the majority in Congress. Although Dems won the majority during Bush's term, but couldn't subpoena squat. And those were the halcyon days before super majorities and the virtual filibuster. I bet Washington Democrats can't wait to be delivered from their put-on-the-breaks personas and resume unabashedly rolling in the loot of unfettered capitalist rape. 20455

Act Blue is not going to stop Joe Wilson

Progressive websites are raising money to defeat GOP Tourette's poster child Joe Wilson in the next election. Is it going to work? No. You can't stop populist assholes like Wilson, or Vitter, or Delay, or Gingrich, or Lieberman, can you? Incumbent embarrassments have legions of loyal constituents. That's who you have to stop. If you want to stop Wilson you have to insist the South Carolina prosecutor's office isn't dropping charges of domestic violence, disorderly conduct, child truancy, poaching, littering, lying about sales use tax, and loitering at nursing homes trying to register voters. Shroud that crowd in red tape and Joe Wilson's base will head for the hills.

Tea Party Express bypasses Colorado

COLORADO lost some of its square state stature today when the national teabaggers tour bus took a turn in Albuquerque and went south. The Tea Party Express is headed to DC to protest health care reform, but its two week schedule is going to exclude Rocky Mountain crackers. Coloradans feel the mouth-breathers down our necks everyday, but this marks an evolutionary shift, as ideological cul-de-sac becomes dead end.

The Dubya archetype as maladroit foil

Some might argue that it began before George Dubya. Apparently the US public's distrust of politics is placated by believing its fate is in the hands of someone they could feel comfortable having a beer with. I'd say it began in earnest with the cardboard figurehead Ronald Reagan, and continued through the wimp and slick Wimpy. The perceived acuity of the US president has since been diminished ad absurdum to an incoherent, uneducated, illiterate inebriate. The ascension of Barack Obama marks a change meant to refresh voter confidence, but clearly our government's winning motif is taking a not so distant back seat. Americans need someone with whom to feel superior, if not in the highest office, at least among his foils. 6688

Is Roland Burris a GOP Senate ringer?

Is there more to senator-aspirant Roland Burris being turned away in DC, than political theater? Illinois governor Blagojevich was caught asking for payola to decide the appointment. Did he get the money? Without asking, the DC Dems are acting like the unassuming Mr. Burris is the pay-to-play golden ticket holder. I suspect the undistinguishing features which allay our suspicions about the septuagenarian may be the very traits which interest his sponsors.   In boxing, it's called a ringer. 5938

A.C.O.R.N. is not where vote fraud is at

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now is under attack for submitting fraudulent voter registration applications. But what the accusers don't tell you is that by law ACORN is required to submit all forms gathered. ACORN flags those which look suspicious, but election officials feign that ACORN is trying to sneak them through. 5123

Senators give Paulson keys to treasury

The Senate has signed Paulson's blank check for the Wall Street ransom payment. Band of Thieves, Murder of Crows, Goddamn Jerk of Senators!   Overheard on the radio about Obama/McCain: "It's amazing such similar solutions for the economic crisis can be coming from such vastly different candidates." Not so amazing if you consider you've only assumed the red and blue are opposites. Both candidates colluding with the Banking oligarchs could be a tipoff that both parties represent the same interests. Time to wonder how the American people's interest might have been represented by an alternative third [sic] party? 4966

Sarah Palin Church Lady for President!

I may be too impressionable, but I've warmed up to Sarah Palin. For President! The American two-party delusion needs a coup-de-grace, and doesn't Palin have just authenticity enough to pull the trigger? Assail this logic if you can. 4886

The difference between GOP and a pig? Lipstick.

In her speech last night at the RNC, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin riddled us: What's the difference between a HOCKEY MOM and a PIT BULL? LIPSTICK. Maybe those of us who aren't Alaskans or Canadians don't know what "hockey moms" are. The raised placards at the RNC would have us think, and the cheering response would have us believe, that this is an appeal to homemaker feminists. We're meant to confuse "hockey moms" -I'm sure- with "soccer moms," a term which has nothing to do with tenacious blood-lust / sports advocacy. 4622

Nothing says “change” like a guy who’s been in the Senate for 35 years.

Democratic Party making it clear they want a fascist police state even more than the GOP. Only violence at demonstrations by neofascist, jackbooted cops. I hope the City of Denver loses many millions of dollars in lawsuits for violating the Constitutional rights of protesters. And the Democrats lose many millions of votes for their complicity in these crimes against the Constitution of the United States of America. (Excerpted from thomasmc.com Aug 26.)

Super bowl Janet Jackson and Republican morality.

This is something I published a couple of years ago. Every bit as relevant as today. And every bit today as then, some things are timeless.This one contains a "dirty" word, so you might go ahead and set your browser Content Filter to profanity blocking. Better to censor yourself than try to censor me. 953

Judging Decision 2006

I was once a trainee in a work group, where my brash behavior caught the ire of the team. "Don't you realize Eric that each of us has a voice on your evaluation? Aren't you worried that your insufficient reverence (I'm paraphrasing) will reflect in each of our assessments?" Everybody stared at me across the conference table. They were high level engineers and each was smiling. 441

A Freudian mixed metaphor for the GOP

I've read it several times now, the eight-hundred pound gorilla in the room. This would seem to confuse 1) the proverbial 600-900 lb primate (gorillas not named Kong seldom excede 400 lbs) who outclasses everyone else in size and power, for 2) the pachyderm in the room whose relative mass overwhelms our capacity to ignore it, though we try.   In this corporate age of Darwinian monopolies, maybe the de facto brutality of alpha-male corporate monopoly has become something the corporate media mouthpieces won't let us talk about. There's an elephant in the room, and the three hundred pound gorilla won't let us talk about it.   The gorilla is the elephant is the new metaphor for the GOP.

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