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|John Boehner Wins Biggest Pussy Award!
John Boehner has just won the coveted "Biggest Pussy to Ever Serve as Speaker of the House" Award, by scheduling a vote on his infantile lawsuit against the president instead of attending to the ...
|Kittens Rescued From Exterminator
For anyone ill-disposed to read cat stories, stop right here . There is a big problem in the US of overpopulation of companion animals, especially cats. Feral cats will breed, creating more cats, ...
|John Boehner: Spineless Lickspittle||Pragmatus||07/12/2014||12||15||1||-|
|California to Elderly, Disabled Renters: F#ck You
California suffers under the boot heel of developers, most egregiously in the guise of the “Ellis Act”, which has effectively gutted rent control ordinances and now runs roughshod over ...
|Answer to Gov. Pig LePig of Maine
Since Gov. McGOPig of Maine considers Social Security and Medicare “welfare pure and simple”, as a man of principle he will surely repudiate such benefits for himself when he is eligible. Uh, ...
|*Sigh* John McCain, Please Shut Up||Pragmatus||06/20/2014||9||12||1||-|
|GOP Stalinist Apparatchik Denounces Obama
Is the GOP completely devoid of ideas? Yes. Are all their reactions just knee-jerk? Yes. Are there any Republicans who aren’t douchebags? I’m looking, I’m looking… Any stupid GOP ...
|Let’s Make Trouble! Help Lindsay Graham Prove His “Amnesty” Bona Fides!!
Following up on this fantastic Joan McCarter DailyKos post about Harry Reid’s pointing out Lindsay Graham’s endorsing the idea of amnesty for illegal immigrants , we should all now pitch in to ...
|Boycott Target: It's That Simple
The DailyKos diary which featured the gun-toting asshole inside the baby department at a Target store turned my stomach. Target is apparently too timid to refuse entrance to people sporting firearms.
|Dear Senator Terrapin McSnapping-Turtle
Well I see you wasted no time retreating even further into your shell when you heard about Eric Cantor, the House majority Leader (in case you forgot) being slaughtered in a primary election within ...
|The GOP is consuming its own!
As Saturn devoured his children (as Goya saw it, below) So Eric Cantor has been sent to the showers!!
|GOP 2014 Strategy Laid Bare! Victory Guaranteed!
As if everyone didn’t know already, or at least those whose brains have not been rotted by Fox Noise and Glenn Beck, the GOP has latched upon a firm strategy for victory in the various Senate and ...
|AFA Rejects Harvey Milk Stamp? A Good Way to Bite Them in the @ss…
I just sent the “American Family Association” the following postcard. Should cause a few wet panties/boxers around their mail room—
|Dog-Pile on Richard Burr, R-NC
In a letter breathtaking in its arrogance, Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina on Friday blasted veterans’ groups for being insufficiently antagonistic toward VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. The ...
|Entrepreneur CEO Charged with FELONY Hit-And-Run
Yet another example of the privileged thinking (and acting as if) the laws pertain to everyone but themselves. Nirav Tolia, founder and co-creator of several Silicon Valley start-ups, has been ...
|NASA to Shut Down Spitzer Telescope?
Due to the dysfunctional (i.e. Republican) Congress, funding for the Spitzer Space Telescope is in jeopardy. Not only Spitzer but eight other ongoing space missions may have to be terminated for ...
|Pepper Idiot Congressmen with Postcards
Emailing a congressman, especially a Tea-bagging Repugnican, will have zero effect and won't even come to his attention. Of the thousands they must get every day, probably less than a dozen are read,
|Vlad the Invader: Penny for your thoughts?
Actually—three cents, because that’s what the value of the ruble has plunged to since Vlad the Invader decided to chew off a chunk of Ukraine because his puppet Yanukovych got his strings cut by ...
|More Hate From Dick Cheney
Today’s diary from Laura Clawson merely points out that the deeper one goes into this pile of shit, the more—um—shit we find. Thanks, Dickhead Cheney, for identifying the food-stamp poor as ...
|Christie: How Are the Mighty Fallen
Chris Christie, once the semi-darling of certain media as a rising star (and possible savior) of the GOP, currently squirming in throes of its own making (e.g. the Tea Party biting it in the ass), ...
|George Zimmerman Now an Artist
Yep, after harassing an unarmed youth, then shooting him to death when he realized he had bit off more than he could chew, then driving around Florida like an asshole who can’t read speed limit ...
|Boeing Moves B-1 Bomber Program to Oklahoma, Screws Up So Badly the Air Force Takes Contract Away
In another Boe-neheaded move, some dim bulb in Boeing’s management thought, “Hey! Let’s move our B-1 program (one of America’s principal bombers, known affectionately in the military as “...
|Romney Jr. Hails Self as Hero in Car Crash
Josh Romney tweeted the world yesterday about his heroic act of “saving” four people who were in an SUV that crashed into a house yesterday in Salt Lake County Utah. http://www.nydailynews.com/...
|Virginia AG race down to 17 votes
The Virginia State Board of Elections has Obenshain winning the race now by only seventeen votes. From what I hear (and there is a lot of internet noise sloshing back and forth on this) is that ...
|Herring Ahead in VA AG race: VA Board of Elections
Hi folks. Latest news in the seesaw, Marjorie-Daw of the Virginia Attorney General's race is a 32 vote edge for Democrat Mark Herring . This is the unofficial tally for the Virginia Board of ...
|VA BOE: AG Vote Count Complete
With 2558 precincts reporting out of 2558, the tally is: Mark Obenshain 1,099,302 Mark Herring 1,099,083 Obenshain is leading by 219 votes. Provisional and absentee ballots are yet ...
|Suddenly VA voting turns fishy
Awhile ago (and if you check the VA by-county voting website, it is still the case) there were only four outstanding precincts left to count in the Attorney General's race. Democrat Mark Herring ...
|Is Facebook Boring? Even Facebook says “Yes”
Even according to its own financial assessments, Facebook (FB) is becoming passé . Young adults are skipping the service in favor of Twitter, Reddit and Tumblr. Part of the reason is the ...
|Sessions Was the “Can’t Stand You” Jerk: CENSURE HIM!
Surprise, surprise—someone named Sessions made a jerk of himself again. But not in a frivolous way, not in a way that should be shrugged off. As widely reported today, from unimpeachable sources,
|“Concern Troll” Exposed, Canned at White House
The White House has uncovered—and fired—a senior national security official who was posting “concern troll” messages on Twitter disparaging the President, Vice-president and others in the ...
|Next Week’s New Yorker Cover
Can’t add much more. Note the visuals...the ghosts of John Boehner and Ted Cruz ascending into irrelevancy/nothingness...the tombstones of issues they have killed for their party. Thanks go to ...
|Boehner Agrees to Kill the World
John Boehner, whose only hope of going down in history is to make it into the books as the weakest, most spineless jackass ever known in American government (even James Buchanan would blanch), has ...
|STOCKS SET TO CRATER MONDAY
As we creep along towards fiscal Armageddon, thanks exclusively to the Tea Party and the mysterious hold it has on John Boner's Boehner's short hairs, US markets are gearing up to react with terror ...
|To end shutdown SWAMP Boehner with letters
Folks, the only way to end the government shutdown is to shame John Boehner into giving it up. You can’t call his office—their phones are overloaded and they simply let you dangle on hold forever.
|GOP Screwing America Part MMDVIX
Yep, folks, all this hostage-taking by the GOP threatening to shut down the government or default on our debt has thrown the markets into yet another turmoil. What I don't understand, is why the ...
|A Way to Shame McDonalds
There’s a campaign currently underway, by means of petitions, to embarrass McDonalds into paying a living wage. I doubt the high rollers in the company’s hierarchy will be moved—that’s why ...
|Live Streaming: Costa Concordia Salvage
The effort to right, refloat and tow away the gigantic Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that foundered last year off Italy's Giglio Island, has begun. Live streaming of the event, courtesy of The ...
|“Oh Please!” Item o’ the Day
Just when you thought scientific research couldn’t get more arcane and/or divorced from the real world, scientists at Emory University in Atlanta have been groping “teabags” to answer some ...
|107-Year-Old Killed by SWAT team
Apparently the SWAT folks in Pine Bluff Arkansas couldn’t figure out a way to deal with a 107 holed up in a room with a handgun other than shoot him to death .Granted, anybody with a handgun ...
|Goofy Cat Pic o' the Day
Before we get started, and to forestall the inevitable critics, I am perfectly aware that this diary has no redeeming social, political or cultural value, and adds nothing to any discussion of any ...
|GOP NYC Mayor Hopeful: "Kill the Kittens"
Yes, folks, just when you thought the GOP couldn't get any further removed from compassion of any kind, New York City mayor hopeful, the GOP's very own Joe Lhota (sorry--can't read that name without ...
|Dear White House: Wait for UN Report
This morning's news from the White House included "proof" that sarin gas was used by the Assad regime in the recent engagement in Syria where over a thousand civilians were killed. Sorry, but I can ...
|RIP Julie Harris
One of the greatest actresses of all time, Julie Harris, died over the weekend. Two of her best roles were as Abra, the sensitive girl torn between the two Trask brothers in John Steinbeck’s “...
|Nate Silver, NY Times Part Ways
August 25, 2013 Nate Silver, the über-guru of polling and poll-aggregating, and creator of the famous blog 538.com (a.k.a. fivethirtyeight.com) will no longer be associated with the New York Times, ...
|Gay Mayor for San Diego
With the announced resignation of Bob Filner, to take effect August 30, San Diego will acquire a new mayor in the form of City Council president Todd Gloria, a gay Democrat . (My apologies for the ...
For crap's sake. This dope doesn't learn anything. I'm a complete liberal, but this guy has to go, and his banishment should take him the farthest away from the public eye as possible. He had to ...
|Rolling Stone Tsarnaev Cover
OK. Here’s my 2¢. I don’t quite understand the furor over putting the Boston Bomber suspect on the cover of the Rolling Stone. True, his image is loathsome, with its privileged “whatever, ...
|Bradley Manning: Worse Crime Than My Lai?
I have a suggestion. Let’s treat Bradley Manning with the same severity that we applied to, oh, let’s say, the 1968 My Lai, Vietnam massacre, where over 500 innocent men women and children from ...
|Fox "News" Stupidity--Again
Well folks, despite the general run of polling which shows that Ed Markey holds a comfortable lead over that Gomez yutz, Fox News thinkgs they are neck and neck! Real Clear Politics summary of ...
|Forty Years Ago Today
Here’s my pick for the greatest racehorse of all time—Secretariat. On June 9, 1973, Secretariat won the first Triple Crown in 25 years. He set records for all three races (Preakness time, ...
|Last Moments of Watertown Chase
The media has been reluctant to provide exact locations in the recent chasedown of the Boston marathon bombing suspects, with good reason. But thanks to eyewitness Andrew Kitzenberg, who posted his ...
|Koch Brothers Angling to Buy Los Angeles Times
Serious negotiations are underway to sell the Los Angeles Times to the Koch Brothers. You all know who they are— Here’s the story: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/koch-brothers-la-...
|World’s Oldest Person Turns 116
Jiroemon Kimura , the world’s oldest living person, turned 116 April 19, 2013. (While it is still April 18, 2013 in the Western Hemisphere, Mr. Kimura lives and was born in Japan, where it is ...
|ANAGRAM FUN TIME!!
Some interesting stuff comes up when you send various GOP dignitaries through the Anagrameter. Sarah Palin • SHARIA PLAN (So it’s she that’s plotting the Muslim takeover!!) • A SHARP NAIL (...
|A Sign From Above?
At 5:38 pm local Italian time, a gull alit on top of the copper smokestack that was erected atop the Sistine Chapel to direct the smoke of the burned ballots of the Cardinals within, which will also ...
|Pope-a-Palooza! Vote For Your Fave!
Well folks, the Great Mandala (oops, wrong religion) the Wheels of Heaven have turned enough to provide us with yet another season of Pick-the-Pope. The main contenders, as I, Lapsed-Catholic ...
|GOP Maniac Running for LA Mayor
Hi folks. Sorry to take away time here, especially for those of you for whom California (particularly Los Angeles) is as interesting as dung beetles mating in the Sahara. But there is a race for ...
|Human Artifact on Mars?
I know this will seem irrelevant in the midst of the real news stories of today, namely the GOP again proving itself the party of Bullshit and Broken Promises in the Senate. I mean—who’da thunk ...
|Today’s Hard-to-Believe News:
Ex-LAPD cop gains sympathizers on social media http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/13/us/lapd-dorner-fans/ The “ex-cop” being Christopher Dorner, who apparently killed himself yesterday near Big Bear ...
|Pope Says “Laters!”, Quits
Pope Benedict the (whatever) annouced today that he is quitting the papacy as of February 28, for health reasons. There is no word whether he will be taking Sarah Palin's place on Fox. (Unlike ...
|Steve King Rips Karl Rove
It's CAT FUD time!! Karl Rove has apparently been engineering behind the scenes to quash any attempt by US Representative Teabagger from Iowa Steve King to run for Tom Harkin's seat which will be ...
|Richard III’s Body Found?
Tune in tomorrow (story here ) when the University of Leicester will announce whether a body found in the recently discovered ruins of Greyfriars monastery is that of the last Plantagenet king, ...
|No Filibuster Reform? Obama Will Be BARRED From Naming Anyone to the SUPREME COURT
If meaningful filibuster reform is not enacted on Tuesday, when the Senate officially goes into its first 113th Congress session, President Obama will be entirely frustrated (again) from doing ...
|My ALL-TIME FAVORITE Dear Abby Advice
You guys will have to forgive me because the following is a paraphrase of the item, although Abby’s response, I assure you, is word for word. I tried Googling this but came up empty, although I ...
|Gun Nut Killed Surrounded by His Own "Defensive" Weapons
According to USA Today, Keith Ratliff of gun-loving Georgia, and manager of one of the most popular gun channels on YouTube with 3 million fans, was killed by a bullet to the head while ...
|$1 Trillion coin design released!
I have Paul Krugman to thank for this chicanery. It's pretty funny though. Don't know the original source or I would laud him/her too. Check out Professor K's blog at this link... http://...
|America’s Oldest Person Dies
114-year old Mamie Reardon of South Carolina has died. From AP via CBS News… Two daughters say Mamie Rearden of Edgefield, who held the title as the oldest person in the country for about two ...
|Discharge Petition—NOW IS THE TIME
OK. All of the President’s negotiating over the “fiscal doohickey”, ever since the election, has come to nothing. John Boehner pulled Plan B out of a hat and his caucus shoved it up his ass.
|Frightful GOP ticket possibilities in 2016
I’m hoping that in 2016 the GOP follows its tradition of nominating the man who lost in the previous primary season. It doesn’t happen 100% of the time (think of Dubya) but it happens often ...
|Montgomery Burns on the Fiscal Cliff!
Of course we have the good folks at Fox (yes, there are good folks there otherwise we would have no Simpsons) and Matt Groening and all his little elves for this timely tutorial...
|Adelson Pisses Away Extra $33 Million on Late Romney Gamble
This just in from Dow Jones Newswires, datelined December 06, 2012 17:05 ET (author: Brody Mullins). In the final three weeks before the election Sheldon Adelson and his wife were suckered into ...
|Christian Science Monitor Proves Fox Viewers Lame-brained
At last! Scientific proof we can wrap our minds around. Here, straight from reporter Eoin O’Carroll at the Christian Science Monitor , are the results of a survey of Americans who derive their ...
|Krugman on PBS News Hour Tomorrow! (Dec 4)
Tonight PBS’s News Hour interviewed the non-economist Erskine Bowles, who has no real experience in government, for his view on what’s needed to avoid the looming “fiscal cliff”. After ...
|*** GUARANTEED Solution to the Fiscal Cliff ***
The GOP will continue to play games with the world economy, dangling the prospect of disaster in hopes of keeping the goodies for the only social class that still finds them relevant. This will ...
|RASMUSSEN POISED FOR PHONY ‘SURGE’
Sometime between now and the end of next week Rasmussen will begin pushing a “Miraculous Inexplicable Surge”™ on Mitt Romney’s behalf. The numbers will be ludicrous—Romney up by fifteen ...
|Psst! Mittens! Wanna Divert Attention From that Video?
Easy - just provide your missing tax returns. I’ll betcha in two hours nobody on earth will remember an idiot thing you said at that fund-raiser. I happen to be one your despised 47 percent, and ...
|Bounce? I got ya bounce right here
THanks for these charts go to Nate Silver at the New York Times, who exhaustively averages the polling in any given season and then publishes the trends. The image below shows the latest in the ...
|“Half of all Americans are on Government subsidies”
This is the big lie that is currently being passed around on the right, and even mentioned by such darlings as that great thinker Ayn Rand Jr. Paul Ryan. The full slur is below: “Taxpayers are ...
Whether for good or ill, Todd Akin is staying in the Missouri Senate race. Now the GOP is in a complicated pickle. Having said publicly that they will stop funding Akin’s campaign, if they keep ...
|Pro-Lifers Doing SATAN’s Work???
Oh brother, I know I’m going to get barbecued here for this diary. But it needs to be said, I think. I always find it amazing that fundamentalists never sit down and follow their dogmas and ...
|Keep Akin in the Race!
C'mon, folks. Now's your chance to shove the game of politics right back in Karl Rove's face. Please click through to the Todd Akin for Senate site below and after clicking the "CONTACT" tab on ...
|Next Progressive Project: Santorum as 2016 GOP Nominee
Provided the Rmoney/Ayn Rand ticket goes down in flames this November, which seems more and more likely as the two of them waste more and more time trying to shift the focus from Mittens’ tax ...
|Even RedState.com is fed up with GOP crazies
I found these rules, some of which are quite hilarious, amongst those potential posters to RedState.com must agree to even in order to register… • 6. It is forbidden to promote or give any kind ...
|Ayn Rand Diary Removed
Apologies to all who were offended, however I would encourage people to read extended, in-depth biographies of Rand, particularly reparding her sexual manipulativeness. She was quite frank about ...
|Paul Ryan an intellectual??
I guess journalism is really dead when commentators, even those who should know better, simply latch onto a description and pass it along without bothering to discover how apt (or inapt) it is. Here�
|RASMUSSEN MIRACLE! All 2012 "Polling" Already Done!
A “credible source” rumored to be an investor in party to the most intimate secrets of Rasmussen “Polling” has squirreled out a copy of all the “polling” they plan to release between now ...
|Newsweek declares: ROMNEY IS A WIMP
It’s official! The image that Mittens Rmoney has been projecting since he threw his tea-cozy into the ring, despite desperate wriggling to the contrary, i.e. that of a spineless manipulatee of ...
|Adelsen Gives $100 Million to Save $100,000 on Taxes
You’d think these jillionaires would have more sense. They see Mitt Romney as the guy that will preserve their tax breaks, which means save them perhaps $100,000 on their federal taxes. So that’
|The Spectre of Stupidity
The results in Wisconsin have given us a glimpse of just who is going to be directing the future of America— Yep, the “Low-Information Voter” (LIV) will be running the show after this fall’
|Democrats Need to Stop Blathering!
The biggest problem with the Democrats’ message machine is that they keep using stock phrases that automatically put some people off. Instead of bringing the truth directly to the voter’s ...
|Earl Scruggs: An Audio Tribute
Here’s a sample of good old American music, one of the few entirely indigenous varieties, known widely as bluegrass, but as Good Ole’ Mountain Music to the cognoscenti. Click for the Flatt & ...
|“Americans Elect” So-Called “Third Party” Gets More Bogus All the Time
Most potential voters have heard of “Americans Elect” , a supposed “bipartisan 3rd party” approach to electing a president. News shows have featured their shills periodically, all with the ...
|Rasmussen’s GOP Friendly Polls—Just Say No!
Nobody who follows US politics is unaware of the accusations of bias in the pollster Rasmussen. Neither can anyone be unaware of the logic behind such accusations. Yet still, Scott Rasmussen’s ...
|The End of the GOP? It Could Happen by 2016
Let’s consider two scenarios: #1. Mitt Romney is the 2012 GOP nominee #2. Someone else is the 2012 GOP nominee Now let’s see how each situation would play out. #1 If Mittens wins the ...
|First Real Hope for Eradication of HIV
New Procedure Expands on Sole Cured Patient’s Experience. Building upon the success of the first-ever cure of someone with HIV/AIDS, a new treatment has been developed that modifies the genetic ...
|South Carolina to Mittens: You’re Goin’ Down!!!
To put this in a Biblical perspective… How are the mighty fallen… —2 Samuel 1:...
|Who do the GOP voters want for their nominee? NOBODY, by a wide margin.
Here , courtesy of CBS News, is the breakdown of sentiment among GOP voters faced ...
|Texas Judge Caught on Video Beating Daughter with a Belt
Here’s the way life plays out in Texas . This is a judge for Aransas County, Texas, beating his daughter with a belt . (...
|How Are the GOP Mighty Fallen—Chapter VII
Well folks, once again the rats are fleeing another GOP ...
|Help out Elizabeth Warren!
My shortest diary ever! If that’s not a reason to read on then you are just impossible to please… Kudos to Elizabeth Warren for making her MA Senate campaign official. Go to Act ...
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