Friday, February 26, 2010

Tea Partier Says She Wants to Hang Sitting U.S. Senator

So this right wingnut, Tea Partier essentially said that she wants to hang sitting Washington State U.S. Senator Patty Murray. I'm a big fan of protected free speech. But, I'm also as big an opponent of unprotected speech that advocates violence. Can you say terroristic threat? You cannot go around threatening violence, period, much less violence against a sitting U.S. Senator. So the this Tea Partier's mantra is, "you're either with me or I'm going to kill you?"

Please, let Tea Partiers continue to speak. And let GOP'ers continue to try to woo Tea Partiers. That should help the GOP'ers reach out to all those independent voters.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakas

I know this has been around for a while but, that doesn't mean it's not funny.
Here's the first one with guest Michael Cera:

And here's another with guest Jon Hamm:

If liked those 2 there are more, just click the link above.
And if you like Zach Galifianakas you should check out the movie/documentary called Comedians of Comedy.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GOP'ers Wish It Was 1776 Again

Some GOP'ers have gathered at Mount Vernon and signed "The Mount Vernon Statement" in which they profess a desire that the USA harken back and emulate the era of our Founding Fathers circa 1776.

In their little manifesto (who the heck issues manifestos these days besides radical weirdos?) reads, "The selfevident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist." What "truths" from 1776 are they writing about? Or are they only cherry picking the easy, still embraced "truths" from that era (like all [people] are created equal) and forgetting the other less likeable "truths" from that era?

Let's start with this truth: Mount Vernon, the namesake of their document and where they signed their manifesto, was Founding Father George Washington's plantation. Yeah, that's right, his plantation. Truth: Slavery was legal plus non-land owning men and women couldn't vote for quite a while after 1776. Another "truth" back then was that there should be no national income tax, that "truth" seemed to go away after a while. So these GOP'ers at worst want to go back to a time when slavery was legal and masses were disenfranchised and the federal government was broke. At worst they think that era is something to aspire to. Brilliant.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yet Another Example of Why to Not Take Decisions Out the Hands of Judges and Juries

Read this story about a women serving 27 years on a first time non-violent drug offense. Tell me that her sentence makes sense. Tell me it makes sense when you know that this women is serving 10 more years than a similarly convicted person because she was busted with crack instead of powder cocaine. That's right, if a person is convicted of a crack cocaine offense the Federal mandatory-minimums dictate more time served than if a person is convicted of a powder cocaine offense. Even if the amount of drugs in each case is the same. Tell me that makes sense. The ACLU has joined in asking President Obama to commute her sentence. If you go to the ACLU's site you can ask President Obama to commute her sentence too.

Needless to say I think laws that take discretion away from judges and power away from juries are terrible. Mandatory-minimum federal drug sentencing laws are just one of many examples of such laws. GOP'ers usually say less government is good and to trust individuals. Generally, GOP'ers claim we should look to the Constitution and the Framers of the Constitution. Yet generally and ironically, GOP's support and pass blanket generalizations into law about law enforcement issues, for example, taking discretion away from judges hearing individual cases and power away juries of our peers in the individual cases they decide. "One rule fits all" does not work. Each case is different. Each defendant is different. Maybe people should pay attention to all parts of the Constitution, like the 5th, 6th and 8th Amendments, not just the parts of the Constitution that are easy to like.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Palin Outraged at Fox's Family Guy But Not Outraged Enough to Stop Cashing Fox News' Checks

Palin, via her daughter Bristol, expressed her "outrage" at the Fox network's Family Guy episode that mocked those with Down syndrome.

Who does Palin work for now? Oh, that's right, Fox News. I guess her outrage only translates to complaining about Family Guy. She's not actually going to take a stand and quit the company that pays Seth McFarlane to make Family Guy. So she'll quit being governor of Alaska when the going got tough but, she'll only express supposedly righteous indignation about a company that makes light of her child's disability and still take that same company's money? Hypocrite.

definition of hypocrite:

1 : a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion

2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Support the Psychic Chimp in a Great Cause

Check out and buy a t-shirt to support a great cause. The short of it is, help the PsychicChimp and a friend who lost a loved one to Cystic Fibrosis raise money to battle the disease. Go to for a better explanation. Bottom line, buy freakin' a t-shirt.

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(And yes, I personally know the PsychicChimp and/or the owner/proprietor of

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SNL's Version of Rahm Emanuel's Apology

Update: I screwed up the earlier post, here's the actual fake Rahm apology:

In case you didn't hear, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel used a derogatory term associated with those with mental disabilities when speaking privately about some liberals. Rightfully so, some, if not all, with loved ones with mental disabilities, like Sarah Palin, took offense. Emanuel apologized. Here's SNL's version of Emanuel's apology:

Here's the original Rahm address when President Obama took office:

Batman & Robin Comic Generator

So, whoever came up with the Batman Comic Generator had a great idea. Anyone can go to their site and insert dialog  into a comic panel where Batman is smacking the crap out of Robin. Here's my unsolicited contribution.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Tea Partiers Partying at Convention

The Tea Party Convention is up and running. In an earlier post I related the Tea Partiers intention to restrict media access. At the Democratic and Republican Conventions every aspect of the gathering is open to and covered by the media. That's not the case at the Tea Party Convention and there's been no real reason given as to why.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fcuk Fox News

Fox New cut off the question and answer between the President Obama and the Republican House Caucus' retreat.

They just decided to cut it off. In the middle of the day. There was nothing else going on. How are the a new station again? My brain now hurts when "Fox" and "news" is used in the same sentence. As far as I'm concerned Fox is good for Sunday night animated comedies (see Simpsons, Family Guy).

How does the magical, weird, purple sky colored world of TV math work in the magical, weird world of Fox? I have an idea. As follows:

Homer Simpson (is greater than) > Bill O'Reilly
Marge Simpson (is greater than) > Glenn Beck
Bart Simpson is > Sean Hannity
Lisa Simpson > Great Van Sustreren
Maggie Simpson > Rupert Murdoch's soul

Just my thoughts.

Monday, February 1, 2010

In Memoriam:

The Dude 1999-2010

Note/Update: To you that do not know, which is a fair number of you given the the confused emails/questions I've received, the Dude was a great cat/pet that a great friend of mine had since the date indicated above. The Dude left this plane of existence on the date of this post. To be honest he was the first pet since my childhood I cared about. He wasn't even mine. He was the pet of my great friend. This is a tribute to the Dude. And as part of that I changed the banner and link bar above to black. I'll change it back in a week of so.

Currently I have the great pleasure of having and caring for my own pets, namely Primo, Cindy, Gilda and Gene. I know I'll be a mess when any of them leave this plane of being. So, long story short:

To the Dude, he, like anyone or thing, will live on as long as we remember.

State of the Union Reaction Then Obama Schools GOP'ers at Their Own Retreat

First Jon Stewart's take on the State of the Union:
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Then, Obama shows up at the House GOPers' annual retreat with the press corps in tow. And the GOPers agreed to let him do a Q&A with the cameras rolling:

This should be an annual event. The sitting president should go to the other party's House caucus' annual retreat and do a Q&A. But, given how the above exchange went over I doubt the GOPers will let Obama come over to their winter retreat again next year. Here's SNL's take on the Q&A: