I was having a political discussion with a friend of mine who is a very, very good person, and cares deeply about his family, friends, and this nation. We were talking about the race-, sex-, and class-based schisms that currently divide the nation.
I contended that the only way to get past this stuff is for everyone to realize that the elite right-wing corporate oligarchy has intentionally fueled race-based and sex-based discord and division so as to splinter the vast majority of people in this nation so that they do not unify as a class-based supermajority and kick the elite right-wing corporate oligarchy right to the fucking curb where they belong, and give this nation back to its citizens. Read the rest of this entry »
March 27, 2008
When Amanda Marcotte posted semi-approvingly of John McCain’s daughter Meghan McCain a few days ago, I figured it was just some kind of random aberration:
I wish there was a way to do an intervention on Meghan McCain. If you’re guessing, yes, she’s the daughter of John and Cindy McCain and, as a grown woman, she’s out there stumping for her dad. And, well, I kind of like her. If her blog wasn’t ostensibly to get her war-mongering, corporatist, anti-choice father into office, I’d probably be a fan.
But now, M. Leblanc at BitchPhD is doing the same thing:
Okay, she’s kickass, except for this whole part:
“I’m an Independent. Socially liberal, economically conservative. I believe in a lot of Republican ideals, with the war being the number one thing I completely agree with my dad on.”
Come on, Meghan, if you’re going to disagree with your dad about one goddamn thing, the war would be an excellent choice. Read the rest of this entry »
March 27, 2008
At this bus stop in the blogosphere, I’m Queen Cunt of Fuck Mountain, and I’m mean for a reason.
This made me swoon!! And yes, I know this post by Melissa McEwan is several years old, but I hadn’t seen it until recently (h/t Coturnix). It also addresses an important and timely point, given all the recent discussion on “tone”, and “framing”, and shit like that. For fuck’s sake, even sports radio douchemonkeys like Mike and Mike are all in an uproar because Tiger Woods told some asshole with a fucking camera that if he clicks the shutter again during the backswing, Tiger is going to “wring his fucking neck”. Go Tiger!! Read the rest of this entry »
March 26, 2008
Female Science Professor has another very interesting post up today, this one concerning a discussion among Scientists at a dinner party:
One of the Scientists asked the others the following question:
If you could make a pact with the Devil and become supersonically, cosmically famous — of the order of magnitude of Isaac Newton or Charles Darwin — within your lifetime, but on the condition that you die within 6 years, would you do it? Read the rest of this entry »
March 23, 2008
I don’t really have the patience for exegesis of this kind of cockamamie narishkeit, but certain “framers”–non-scientists who seem to spend a lot of fucking time telling scientists how to act to “further the scientific agenda”–have apparently been popping big fucking woodies over the response of non-insane bloggers to the “Expelled” kerfuffle, wherein ridiculous demented right-wing wackaloon theocratic douchemonkeys expelled big huge swinging throbbing massive atheist cockmaster blogger PZ Myers from the loonie theocratic anti-reality wacked-out Jesus-freak movie Expelled. Read the rest of this entry »
March 22, 2008
DDay posted something really, really interesting over at Digby’s blog a few days ago that made me stop and say, “Holy fuck!!” PhysioProf has definitely been hard on Obama about some of his “not liberal” and “bipartisanship” rhetoric. Those of us with a non-insane wackadoodle perception of reality are, needless to say, just a little fucking leery of the idea that the right-wing scumsucking shitmonger douchecornets that have spent the last 30+ years completely destroying every single fucking decent thing in the universe and replacing it with their obscene theocratic oligarchic partisan hackfuck perversion of humanity would have any place at the table where non-sick-fuck adults are going to have to sit down and figure out how to keep the ship of state from plummeting over the falls and completely destroying this nation and its citizens. Read the rest of this entry »
PhysioProf is not real up on the controversy surrounding the movie Expelled, but apparently it is some absurd piece of right-wing Jeebus-freak dreck about how the theory of evolution SUXX0RS!!!11! and how horrible “evolutionists” are suppressing the BEST SCHOLARS EVAH!!!!11!11 from the “Intelligent Design” community (which as far as I can tell is just a Potemkin village from which right-wing theocratic beserkers can peddle their ridiculous Jeebus tales to credulous drooling moron right-wing authoritarian followers). Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2008
Dowd’s editorial in the Times today was her usual unintelligible gibberish rooted in wacked out psychodrama from her 8th grade classroom. It was supposed to be about Obama’s BEST SPEECH EVAH!! (Yeah, it was a decent speech. I was more impressed by the fact that Obama sacked the fuck up and stayed loyal to his pastor in the face of the sick-fuck right-wing shitstorm brewed up in the twisted minds of Rovian shitbags and served to the addled public by sycophantic mainstream media scumbags.)
Anyway, back to Dowd and her disturbed feverish ravings. Her tortured wackadoodle stream of bizarre metaphors included this phrase:
Unlike what the Clintons did to Lani Guinier
Jesus Fucking Christ! Is there any goddamn motherfucking topic in the entire fucking universe that doesn’t make Dowd think about Bill Fucking Clinton!?!?!?!?
She is just my goddamn worst motherfucking nightmare!! Seriously, if Jack Bauer decides he needs to squeeze some important info out of me, he can just lock me in a room with nothing but the complete collection of Dowd’s columns.
“AAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I’ll tell you whatever you want to know!!!! Just make it stop!!!!!!”
OK. Now I feel better.
(h/t Wonderful Jill at Brilliant at Breakfast)
“Maintaining Order In The Financial Markets” Means “Fucking Over Ordinary Americans To Protect The Superrich”
March 18, 2008
These continued Fed interest rate cuts are bailouts of the greedy superrich using money stolen from the pockets of ordinary Americans.
You know who was on CNBC Squawk Box this morning practically begging the Fed for another rate cut, talking about how “good it would be for the economy”? Motherfucking Hovnanian! You think what’s good for him is good for you!? Are you fucking kidding me!?
All this talk about “maintaining order in the financial markets” is about making sure that the superrich get a nice soft landing for their soft greedy asses, while ordinary Americans pay for it through their fucking teeth.
Watch as the dollar totally fucking collapses. By the time the process is complete, the superrich will have retreated into fixed assets and commodities positions. You know who’s going to be left holding worthless fucking dollars? You, me, and fucking China.
Ars Technica reported the results of a Government Accountability Office (Congress’s investigative arm) on the Federal Communications Commission (the executive agency statutorily required to enforce the communications laws and administrative rules) that details severe deficiencies in enforcement:
The Government and Accountability Office (GAO) has concluded that the Federal Communications Commission does nothing with about four out of every five consumer complaints that it puts into a database and investigates. Even worse, the GAO could not discern from its survey of the FCC’s complaint process why the FCC takes no enforcement action with 83 percent of the complaints it looked into from 2003 through 2006.
PhysioProf doesn’t need to even read the rest of the article to know why this is happening. It’s because the fucking Bush regime has gotten rid of every single competent expert in wide swaths of the executive branch, and replaced them with obedient, but completely incompetent, partisan hackfucks who don’t know jack shit about anything to do with the shit they’re supposed to administer. Read the rest of this entry »