Obama hates Catholic children!

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Group photo of right-wingnuttosphere

President Obama unveiled his latest attack on religion, children, and apple pie this morning. And he had the nerve to do it in Belfast, Ireland! But you have to read between the lines, or better yet not read it at all. Obama said in part, “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs—if we can’t see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation.” Simply run that through the zombie lie translator to learn what it really means: [Read more...]

I don’t completely buy the demographic Armageddon

I keep seeing articles like the one below. They may be the words of a Republican, but they’re often posted by progressive leaning sites for a reason: if not wishful thinking it’s certainly the hopeful variety. The gist of it is everyone is predicting the end of the GOP if they don’t get it together on Latinos. They key word there is if, by which I mean it’s a near certainty they will, sooner or later. [Read more...]

There’s just no there there on Benghazi

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I understand there are readers here who, by now, think I’m a hyper-partisan neurotic writer wanna-be prima donna asshole. Hi, thanks for reading. Partisan and the other stuff, yeah maybe. Hyper? Probably not. And imo I’m moderately partisan for a good reason; we have a party deeply compromised by big money that fucks over their base from time to time causing everything from short term disgust to permanent nausea, and then there’s a bug fuck crazy party composed of scads of lunatics and — not sure if this is worse or better — sociopathic grifters shamelessly peddling mind numbing, bug fuck crazy destructive nonsense for a shred of profit of any kind. It’s an easy choice at the ballot box.

Maybe that does color my perception. I’m intellectually honest enough to recognize the possibility. Then something like right-wing Benghazi-hysteria rears its ugly head on a regular basis and reminds me that, no, I’m right and they really are shameless destructive sociopaths: [Read more...]

Will democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory?

Victory is ours! If nothing is done taxes go up on everyone at the first of next month, and everyone in DC will rush to cut taxes in January. The Senate will prevent any bill that includes tax cuts on the highest incomes from even reaching the President’s desk, so there’s no need to veto anything. Large majorities support raising taxes on taxable gross income over 250k, large majorities do not want Medicare benefits reduced in anyway, and a big nasty election was just won on both those ideas. So how could democrats in DC possibly fuck it up? [Read more...]