I think PhysioProf may have been ranting and raving at some point about insufferable asshole Joe Scarborough and his “Morning Joe” morning swill. PhysioProf has noted that Scarborough’s sidekick Mika Brzezinski sometimes visibly appears to wish she were somewhere else, not dealing with loonie noxious nutjob Scarborough. Well Mika just got a schweet dig in at Scarborough on the air this morning, which warms the cockles of my fucking heart. Read the rest of this entry »

Shorter Bertha Madras: “The government should just let junkies die, because almost dying might scare the fuck out of the ones that somehow manage to survive.”

This is just one more example of how bankrupt “conservative” right-wing ideology–a diarrhoeic blend of religious autoritarianism, ecconomic fuck-you libertarianism, and avowed rejection of objective reality–leads to morally abhorrent and pragmatically hairbrained policy. Read the rest of this entry »

The Kids Of America

January 28, 2008

This is a quote from the About page of a relatively new political blog called YOUTHinkLeft that is run by progressive teenagers:

YOUTHinkLeft.com (YOUTH THINK LEFT) deals with political issues through original content delivered in an online newsmagazine style blog. The YOUTHinkLeft articles are written by preteens, teenagers, or young adults. Our ages range from 13-years-old to a college graduate. The majority of YOUTHinkLeft writers are high school students. Geographically, we extend from North Carolina to New Mexico and from Texas to Wisconsin.

We are progressives, liberals, democrats and greens. We are today’s youth, and tomorrow’s leaders.

These kids deserve some goddamn encouragement, so please check them out. They published a great well-researched post last week about the absurd criminalization of ordinary childhood antics and the use of police power–arrest and imprisonment–against unruly children (both characteristics of right-wing authoritarian political regimes). It’ll make your skin crawl.

When PhysioProf is a shrunken old coot, lying on his deathbed croaking out his very last rant at the gibboon-like antics of some smegmatic cockknuckle wingnut loony toon, these kids are gonna be running the fucking place!

Chris Dodd is sacking the fuck up:

President Bush wants to shut down courts whose rulings he doesn’t like; last night, Senate Republicans showed that when they don’t like the outcome of a debate, they’ll shut that down, too.

It’s one thing for a president to express that kind of contempt for the process of legislation. It’s another for the members legislative branch to express it themselves.

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[T]his is about far more than the telecoms. This is about the choice that will define America: the rule of law, or the rule of men. Read the rest of this entry »

In relation to the question concerning the “economic stimulus package”, “Why not food stamps?“, Megan “Friend to the Poor” McArdle muses:

The poor don’t need more food. Obesity is a problem for the poor in America; except for people who are too screwed up to get food stamps (because they don’t have an address), food insufficiency is not.

Hey, Megan, you glibertarian asscheesemonger! Obesity is a particular problem for the poor in this country because of monstrous government subsidies to the high-fructose corn syrup industry. This ensures that the cheapest food available to the poor is this fucking poison, guaranteed to fatten them up. Increasing poor people’s food budgets through food stamps will allow them to afford decent, healthy food, instead of cheap feed used by ranchers to fatten their cattle.

This is from Megan’s bio:

Megan McArdle was born and raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and yes, she does enjoy her lattes, as well as the occasional extra dry skim milk cappuccino.

Words just fucking fail.

This is the first installment of what is intended to be a regular feature here at PhysioProf. I fight the Youtoobz here, so that you don’t have to fight them there. Or something like that.

Dylan at his electric peak. And you gotta love the fucking diapers he and his band have on their heads. He looks and sounds really pissed off, too. Talk about channeling that fucking rage!

Woo-Hoo!!!!! Give me a Jameson and a Guinness!! Fuck, yeah!!

Shorter Glenn Hurowitz:

Democrats need to sack the fuck up. Frankly espouse a progressive agenda and go toe-to-toe with the Republican fucknozzle opposition–instead of capitulating day-after-fucking-day and whining like a gaggle of helpless quavering goslings–and win more elections.

(This is one in a series of “Shorter” pieces that will be made available on Fridays here. h/t Sadly, No!, who cite as follows: “‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard.”)