Clinton Campaign Staff Desperation Degrades Fucking Judgment

Last night at the Democratic debate, the crowd made its displeasure very clear when Clinton refused to let the Obama plagiarism canard go, quipping “it’s change you can Xerox”. Then at the end of the debate, she very powerfully emphasized that she was “absolutely honored” to be on the stage with Obama. I believe that the latter remark was the real Clinton, and the former was scripted by one of her desperate campaign staffers. [Read more…]

Slavery And The Senate

The Senate was created to protect slavery.

Over the last few months, I have heard this assertion independently from people I consider knowledgeable progressives. It isn’t surprising that progressives aren’t happy with the Senate right now. There are, indeed, aspects of how the Senate is constituted and how it operates that currently act to impede achievement of progressive ends. Nevertheless, this claim is, at best, a gross oversimplification of the political context that led to the inclusion of a Senate with equal representation of the States as one of the two houses of our bicameral legislature. [Read more…]

Mainstream Media Scumbags Sucking Right-Wing Dick For A Change

In a recent speech, John St. McCain said the following:

The war in Iraq was part of the fight against Islamic extremism, the greatest evil, probably, that this nation has ever faced.

As Earth-Bound Misfit rightly points out, there may be a few other serious fucking candidates for “greatest evil, probably, that this nation has ever faced”, such as Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Soviet Union, Imperial Japan: [Read more…]

Driftglass Fucking Nails It

Driftglass had quite a bit to say yesterday about right-wing screeching over telecom immunity for felonious and unconstitutional spying on American citizens. As usual, he nails the motherfucker, and his entire post is well worth a read. I want to comment, however, on one of his remarks in particular:

The remnants on the leadership caste of the Party of God are either outright brownshirts or conscienceless toadies, and the “Fox Rocks!” 27%-ers that will follow them cheerfully into the slaughterhouse are frankly too stupid to comprehend or appreciate what is at stake and what they have already cost us. [Read more…]

Dems Provide Ammunition For Right-Wing Fuckery (Updated)

From the AP just now:

Top advisers to Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Democratic rival Barack Obama of plagiarism Monday, the latest effort by her campaign to undermine the Illinois senator’s credibility.

Clinton communications director Howard Wolfson, during a conference call with reporters, pointed to a speech Obama delivered at a Democratic Party dinner in Wisconsin Saturday that lifted lines from an address given last year by his friend, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. [Read more…]

Friday’s Shorter George Bush

George Bush to Congress:

If you don’t become complicit with me in violating the 4th Amemndment, there is going to be a double-9/11, American citizens are going to DIE, DIE, DIE!!!!!!!!! at the hands of the Islamofascist hordes, and it’ll all be all your fault.

It’s nice to see that finally the vast majority of Americans aren’t buying Bush’s despicable lies. Congress needs to take fucking heed.

Ridiculous Members of Congress Reach a New Fucking Low

Miek and Mike in the Morning, a very popular daily syndicated sports talk show on the ESPN Radio network, had a lot to say this morning about the Congressional hearing before which superstar baseball pitcher and accused user of performance enhancing drugs Roger Clemens and former trainer and accuser Brian McNamee appeared yesterday. Let’s just say that Miek and Mike were not particularly enamored of the behavior of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. In fact, they mercilessly mocked the committee for being so pathetically ridiculous. Some highlight are below the fold: [Read more…]

Poverty Of Imagination

Apparently, Sports Illustrated has decided to create a Web site devoted to their “swimsuit” issue. According to Salon’s Machinist, this site will host every photograph from the print magazine, as well as plenty of additional “content”, including videos. The swimsuit models are extreme outliers in terms of body composition, shape, and size, and the entire operation exists for the purpose of establishing that women have no value other than to please men. If you respect women as fellow human beings, you will not promote their dehumanization. There is nothing wrong with sexual fantasy and spanking your monkey, but how about instead of buying prepackaged corporate fantasy that harms both women and men, you use your fucking imagination?