Friday, May 31, 2013
"You say high.
I say low.
You say yes.
I say no.
HAY LA! BABY HELLO!
HAY LA! YOU SAY HELLO, I SAY GOODBYE!"
A Beatles' sort of goodbye to Michele Bachmann.
CRAZY-EYES BACHMANN SURRENDERS!!! She claims it has nothing to do with investigations into redirecting funds from her silly Prez bid to illegal purposes. She claims it has more to do with her view that a US Rep should serve no more than the same 8 years allowed a President. REALLY Michele?? Never heard that one before! LMAO. She also claims it has nothing to do with the likelihood of losing next year. A former MN state RepubliCon chair, Ron Carey, said: “This is a great chance to exit stage right rather than have a knockdown, drag-out re-election fight. The reality also set in that she is not a favorite of Republican leadership, so she is not going to be rising up to a committee chair or rising up in leadership.” If she's being torn apart the same day she steps aside by MN GOP leadership, I wonder just WHO she IS a 'favorite of?' Another observer said she will have the chance to blink for the first time in years. Here is the sort of intellectual commentary that the US House and the American public will be deprived of now that Michele Bachmann will reside in that House no longer after the next election.
“Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”
On the anniversary of his death: “Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today.”
"Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too." Bachmann, who is from Iowa, mistook John Wayne the actor for John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer.
“"I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence.” Which actually happened under Gerald Ford as she was trying to blame Carter and Obama for influenza strains.
“You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” Unfortunately for Bachmann and her stupefied audience, she wasn’t in Mass., she was in New Hampshire.
“We're running out of rich people in this country.”
“I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and a woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law.”
Michele tries outrunning CNN's Dana Bash just weeks ago.
"If we took away the minimum wage -- if conceivably it was gone -- we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."
"But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States. ... I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly -- men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country." Bachmann botching 5th grade US History, unaware that most of the ‘founding fathers’ of which she spoke and is supposedly so fond actually OWNED slaves and that John Q. Adams was 8 years old at the time of the ‘founding fathers’ founding of the nation.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Black and White
"The child is black,
the child is white,
the whole world
the beautiful sight."
Here performed by Three Dog Night,
originally written in 1954 in response to
the US Supreme Court
Brown v. Board of Education
So George Zimmerman, after having the benefit of a delay of 6 weeks following his admitted handgun killing of unarmed seventeen year old Trayvon Martin last February before being arrested and only following Trayvon’s family’s public pleas, state and national uproar and even comments from the President saying that if he had a son he would have looked like Trayvon, seeks a delay in his trial after absurdly being free on $1 million bail for nearly a year. THAT bail was allowed by the Florida courts after his $150,000 bail was upped when it came to light that he had hidden a successful fundraising campaign which had by then netted him an additional $150,000 in personal cash which he kept secret from authorities along with a secret SECOND passport. He was clearly not only a flight risk, but had and continues to have contingency plans to escape.
The genuine articles:
In Trayvon Martin's possession when he was
undeniably gunned down
by George Zimmerman.
The bag os Skittles and can of Arizona Iced Tea
he had bought at the store.
No wonder he wants more time before going to trial, the guy killed a kid in possession of no more than a bag of candy and a can of iced tea. His defense that this relatively small young kid with his bare hands was a threat justifying deadly force with a handgun after tape recordings of a 911 operator ordering Zimmerman to stand down that Zimmerman ignored is absurd, even in this fanatically right wing state with its fanatical right wing laws like it’s fanatical ‘stand your ground’ law. The injuries suffered by Zimmerman, if they WERE due to an altercation at all (and nobody’s seen THAT evidence yet) are so minor that killing his high school victim was tantamount to using nuclear ICBMs against Jamaica should it post a higher tariff than the USA would like.
The full extent of Zimmerman's injuries
in a scuffle that nobody else witnessed.
Zimmerman was not only a big full-grown dude,
he was a professional bouncer/security guard.
In hand-to-hand, he could have made
mincemeat out of poor Trayvon.
It has come to light that Zimmerman’s ‘defense’ is going to amount to an attack on the character of the deceased kid who was talking to his high school sweetheart when Zimmerman clearly profiled him as a ‘danger’ simply because of his skin coloration, his age and his wardrobe. When I was Trayvon Martin’s age, I was a regular marijuana smoker and had dabbled in attempts at growing the weed and photos from the teen’s cell phone show such evidence. There are also photos of a gun and magazine in the cell phone, and in this country today, unfortunately too many people including teens are in possession of these, but on the night of Zimmerman’s slaughter of this kid he was NOT in possession of this weapon and had never been charged with anything pertaining to gun violence or drug charges.
Zimmerman’s background is different. In July 2005 George Zimmerman was charged with shoving a police officer after an out of control drinking raid.
Zimmerman has a history of documented rage,
including a court-ordered restraining order
imposed by the court on behalf of his battered fiance,
and an arrest for shoving a cop.
Jekyll and Hyde is what his co-workers call him.
That same summer of 2005 Zimmerman’s fiancé had to get a restraining order against him because he had allegedly hit her. Zimmerman worked that year as a bouncer at illegal parties and had to be let go from that position due to his rage problem. A co-worker described him as a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality type to the NY Daily News. And as too his defenses that he is not racist in nature, his own MySpace account name denounces that myth: DatNiggyTB.
Trayvon with his brother before his killing by George Zimmerman.
The “Stand your ground” law is absurd and potentially extremely dangerous in this gun-crazy society, but when mixed with racism and Florida’s successful attempt to steal the Presidential election of 2000 when Jeb Bush was governor; and their attempts last year to steal the election again when Governor Rick Scott compelled the poor and black to wait in such long lines that he hoped it would deter them from voting (it didn’t, and Barack Obama won Florida and won the nation by such a large margin that the FL results wouldn’t have mattered); and when Zimmerman’s defense doesn’t even stand the test of the “Stand your ground”—[exactly whose ground was Zimmerman standing anyway???]—doesn’t hold water; anything but a first degree murder verdict will and should shake the very foundations of the state and of the nation. “Justice” is already a joke in this nation, but let’s not make it open season based on race once again and set the clock back to 1859 please. Peace…
Saturday, May 25, 2013
I've had enough of reading things
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians
There isn't much happening now on the political front.
But we can still relish the stupidity of the
Republithief Party in 2012.
We have every right to wipe their faces in it.
So here are, for your reading pleasure,
the UNABASHEDLY STUPIDEST COMMENTS
BY TEABAGGERS, REPUBLICONS
AND RIGHT WING FANATICS
BENT ON CONSOLIDATING THE
WEALTH OF THE GLOBE. The hands down winner,
owning SIX of the ten top
idiotic unscripted comments is, of course,
Mister Forty Seven Percent himself,
the now unemployed,
Willard Mitt Romney.
I hope you enjoy
this little interlude:
1) Mitt Romney about Michigan: "I love this state," he told an audience. "The trees are the right height."
2) Rick Perry during a Presidential debate when asked which Cabinet Departments he would eliminate: “The third agency of government I would — I would do away with, Education, the . . . and, let’s see . . . I can’t. The third one, I can’t. Sorry. Oops.”
3) Mitt Romney: “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”
4) Richard Mourdock (R-IN): ”I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
5) Mitt Romney: “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”
6) Rick Santorum: “I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.”
7) Mitt Romney: "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me."
8) Todd Akin (R-MO): “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down”
9) Mitt Romney: “ There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”
10) Mitt Romney looking at cookies baked at a local small business as though they were dog poop: "I'm not sure about these cookies, they don't — they don't look like you made them. You didn't, did you? No, no, they came from the, local, uh, 7-Eleven"