Sunday, November 29, 2009
Josh Marshall | November 27, 2009, 8:13PM
A pretty staggering number out of the new Daily Kos weekly tracking poll. They asked voters, basically, how are sure are you you're going to vote next year.
The first number is certain or likely to vote; the second is unlikely or certain not to vote.
Republican Voters: 81/14
Independent Voters: 65/23
Democratic Voters: 56/40
Everyone knows there's an enthusiasm gap. You don't even need a poll to tell you. You can feel it. On the one hand you've got very gunned up conservatives, who make up an even greater proportion of the diminished GOP. On the other you've got a mix of demoralized progressives and other Dems who feel like they got the job done in November 2008 and have checked out on politics ... at least for now.
All together, it points to very, very rough seas in 2010.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
I understand they had to be there to cover the event but its not a freaking talk show where you want people clapping when Oprah comes back from commercial. Report the news. Don't make it. Its not like you're on the Today show goddamnit!
Monday, September 14, 2009
You people are so fucking sad. I bet you spent more time making your insanely racist signs than you did listening to both sides of the arguments you don't wholly understand. Unbelievable... Seriously...
Monday, August 31, 2009
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This is so stupid its literally jaw droppingly stupid.
FROM THINK PROGRESS
This afternoon, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) took to the Senate floor and basically made a pitch for the oil and gas industry. He said that to ensure “energy security,” the United States should increasingly “extract our own resources.” According to Inhofe, this solution would not only achieve energy independence, but it would also be pollution-free....
....Inhofe is an anti-science senator who thinks that global warming is “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” Not only does oil and gas drilling release greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change, but they also release other dangerous pollutants that endanger American health. As the Natural Resources Defense Council wrote in a 2008 report:Oil and gas drilling operations can release a number of hazardous pollutants, including hydrogen sulfide, benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, and diesel exhaust. Exposure is known to lead to short-term illnesses, cancer, or even death. For example, benzene and formaldehyde are both known to cause cancer, and diesel exhaust contains a number of compounds known to cause cancer. Emissions can come from oil and gas itself, chemical additives used in drilling, or fuel combustion.
Additionally, a 2003 University of California at Irvine study found that “oil and natural gas wells and refineries create regional air pollution levels in excess of some of the nation’s smoggiest urban areas.” In states like Wyoming and New Mexico, “oil and gas drilling operations are the second largest source of statewide carbon dioxide and methane emissions,” two key greenhouse gases.
Of course there are also oil spills; big oil spills put approximately 37 million gallons of oil into the world’s oceans each year. Several hundred million more gallons wind up in the waterways through other means, such as air pollution.
More drilling is Inhofe’s solution to all the nation’s economic problems. He even thought it would help low-income families pay their heating bills. Of course, actual solutions to achieving energy independence and creating jobs are ones that Inhofe is unwilling to even consider because they won’t benefit his friends in the gas and oil industry.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
After stating, "I am not saying that Barack Obama is a fascist," Beck compares auto bailout to actions of German companies "in the early days of Adolf Hitler"
Beck says he's not "comparing" banks who took bailouts to "people of Germany," while comparing TARP to "exactly what happened to the lead-up with Hitler"
Beck compared Gore's global warming "lie[s]" to "Goebbels or Hitler"
Beck on disputed claim of White House "threaten[ing]" hedge fund: "It's Brown Shirt stuff"
Beck cites Hitler example to state that "empathy leads you to very bad decisions"
Beck compares car dealership closures to Nazis; warns "Gang, at some point, they're going to come for you"
Beck attacks Wal-Mart for joining CAP, SEIU on health care, compares to "what happened in ... Germany ... under Hitler"
Pushes "Grassroots" Efforts, That He, the Host of a Major Show On a Major News Network, Hosts and Supports
Beck announces he is speaking at Tax Tea Party fundraiser prior to appearance at Tax Tea Party Protest
Even Other Fox News Pundits Think He's Crazy
On O'Reilly, Miller mocks Beck and his "nine prophecies of the twelve sarcophaguses"
Beck Makes O'Reilly Look Sane when talking about Fascism
Becomes Unhinged and Descends Into a Screaming Fit
Beck "lose[s]" his "mind;" screams at caller: "Get off my phone you little pinhead!"
Glenn Beck forgets people record what he says
Beck on Clinton: "[S]he's the stereotypical bitch"
Beck smeared ABC colleague Rosie, claimed "I never said that Hillary Clinton was a bitch"
Beck wants audience to call GOP members "Wanted" for "being a cap and traitor"
Days after calling "some" cap and trade supporters "treasonous," Beck says such depictions "over the top"
Crazy Theatrics That Don't Fit Anywhere Else
Beck: "I'll kill him with a lightbulb! I'll do it right now!"
Beck: "In this scene, think of our government as Indiana Jones..."
Beck uses toys to explain slippery slope from same-sex marriage to polyamorous marriage
"This show's a circus": Beck breaks out juggling Uncle Sam to illustrate point
Beck's "ComЯade Update": "The American pigs are bowing to our every whim without even knowing it"
Friday, July 17, 2009
Beck blasts studio lights "to show that I am such a supporter of Earth Hour"
Beck "wants to hear from" people who "cut some trees down tomorrow to celebrate Earth Day"
Beck giddy over caller hunting and cutting down trees on Earth Day: "This is like nirvana here ... This is eroticism"
Points Out Paranoid Theories or Connections With No Factual Basis
Links Obama administration's swine flu public health emergency declaration to already scheduled Sebelius confirmation vote
Beck claims "the global warming movement... is about population control"
Beck declares phrases "lives in the real world," is "compassionate" and "understands social justice" are really "code language for Marxism"
Beck on ACORN "brownshirts" and "their henchmen" at SEIU: "[T]hey break kneecaps... Maybe they do, maybe they don't, I don't know"
Beck claims his former ACORN guests are "in danger" for opposing further ACORN funding
Beck suggests ACORN may kill him for his coverage of them
Beck claims struggling states are in danger of "los[ing] their sovereignty" because federal gov't will "nationalize" them
Beck's Red Scare: Sotomayor appointment more evidence of a Marxist "hostile takeover" of the U.S.A.
Beck anti-ACORN conspiracy video asks: "Is the crisis exactly what ACORN wants us to be in?"
Beck: "I'm not saying that Obama has an enemies list, but I wouldn't put it past him either"
Another Beck conspiracy theory: Maybe Treasury is "selling black market bonds"
Citing "connections" that "no one's even looking for," Beck declares ACORN and AmeriCorps "branches of the same tree"
Points Out People Apparently Want Him To Run For Office?
Beck resists call to run for office, saying "What do you mean we're out of missiles?" would be the "most overused phrase in my administration"
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Beck imitates Obama pouring gasoline on "average American"; says: "President Obama, why don't you just set us on fire? ... We didn't vote to lose the Republic"
Beck: "You can't convince me that the founding fathers wouldn't allow you to secede"
Beck: "Whether it's torture," Miss California, or "global warming, we need to protect the right to speak one's mind freely. Is this America or Soviet Russia?"
Beck rants about "power grab," claims "they are going to silence voices like mine"
Despite claiming he isn't "advocating that people should not pay their income tax," Beck asks whether Americans "have the guts" to do so
Beck: "[I]f we don't have some common sense, we're facing the destruction of our country... it's coming"
In Beck's "long line of people who have been destroyed by our government": Sarah Palin, Gerald Walpin, Joe the Plumber
Beck: "We're all going to be living under a bridge soon, fending off bums with a beer bottle"
Beck asks Bachmann "the odds" the gov't will fine those who don't complete census, says he's "considered" not filling it out
Beck warns that U.S. "about to be" like Indian caste system "unless the people stand up"
Beck says his book is not "dangerous" like one by "anonymous group from France" which "calls for violent revolution"
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Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thankfully the tea bag day is over. Sadly the mega stupidity that is going on with the conservatives is not. I understand the outrage at the bailouts and so on. I don't understand the tax rages and how everything with the bailouts are blamed on Obama only. Bush and his appointed money people were the architects of the original bailouts. But somehow Obama gets all the blame. The only plus side of the whole thing is that it has unleashed yet another hyper-racist onslaught of dumb signs.
This kid has got to be home schooled to have written a sign with such big words and intense political meaning!
I would say that Loves is a strong word for how Obama feels about baby killing. Probably "Baby Killing Curious" is better.
Tea Baggin' Well Mocked at MSNBC
Monday, March 9, 2009
Isn't it a good idea to cut back on the stuff that scientist say may be causing global warming anyway? Because the stuff we're talking about is not good for anyone in general. Reduction of those kinds of emissions shouldn't be blocked by anyone. It doesn't take long to see who is behind all the anti-global warming stuff. Its always the energy companies who would suffer the must by any conclusion that their products and practices may be big time contributors to the issue.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Anyway I've seen all kinds of shit on TV of little kids who've written books or help the poor or do all this other super adult crap. My question is why aren't their parents teaching everyone's kids? You selfish fucks. No, instead you're teaching your kids how to be insane little over achievers who make everyone look shitty. Unless you teach them to be conservative firebrands. Then you just make them look like little future right-wing radio morons.
Now of course not all home schooled kids are exceptional or even smart for that matter. Just the ones we are shown on TV. So screw you TV for making us feel bad, too.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
They ruin porn with the idea that they might actually see porn is somehow enough to send congress into a lather. Heaven forbid that parents learn how to block adult adult content from their kids computers. Not that kids won't always want to look at porn. Sigh. Kids have always been sneaking a peek at their dads magazines or videos since that kind of material became available. .
They ruin video games by losing their shit over losing at them or losing access to them. I mean seriously. Kills lose their shit over video games in the craziest ways possible. The same goes for ruining movies and TV by acting out what they see and getting themselves killed.
The only thing they don't seem to be able to do is ruin gun ownership. I mean kids can kill each other, kill their dads, kills dad's girlfriend, They kill their fellow college classmates, whomever and somehow guns don't get regulated. Not to say that the kids don't get punished. They get to spend their lives in jail if they don't kill themselves early.
Oh yeah. Back to the whole global warming thing. We're fucked.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Today's bummer is abstinence education. Why is that a bummer? Because its naive to think that just telling kids not to do it is going to stop them from fucking. You know why? This isn't the middle ages. You can't tell kids not to fuck because it goes against the lords will. You can't tell them not to bone because they might get pregnant and ruin their lives. Kids are going to fuck. They are exposed to sexy shit all the time. Over-sexualized young hot chicks are being blasted in everyones eye constantly. The saddest thing is that teen fucking is probably the best, least inhibited fucking of all fucking. Sure its dumb and you make all kinds of stupid decisions about who to sleep with but the dumbest decision you can make it to start fucking as a teen without the proper knowledge about how to protect yourself from getting diseases or pregnant.
Now no one wants their kid out there fucking like a rabbit all the live long day. Thats the basis of abstinence education as far as I can tell. They are like "If i don't tell my child about the upsides of safe casual sex and instead explain they shouldn't do it because of God or whatever then they will be less likely to go out and bone all the time." Well sorry to break it to you (which means I am not sorry) but that is bullshit. Nothing is worse than an ill informed teen using their broken knowledge base for fucking. I mean I have worked with teenagers. They tell each other the craziest bullshit about sex. I have been told "If you jump up and down after sex you won't get pregnant." That was probably made up by the guy you just fucked who wanted to see your hot teen body jumping around naked. "I heard you can douche with coca-cola after sex to kill the sperm." this is a great way to pour sugar in your vagina. Great idea.
Florida teens who believe drinking a cap of bleach will prevent HIV and a shot of Mountain Dew will stop pregnancy have prompted lawmakers to push for an overhaul of sex education in the state. Another myth is that Florida teens also believe that smoking marijuana will prevent a person from getting pregnant,
Every child should be told that they shouldn't be having sex until they are ready and not to give in to peer pressure but to avoid teaching them how to have safe, reasonable sex at the same time is negligent.
I saw these images at Great to Wait! Florida's abstinence encouragement site.
If parents are believing this I am really sorry for them. You obviously don't know what your kids are up to. While that stat may be true over all it definitely shrinks as you go up through the grades.
This one really made me laugh.
That may be true of girls but I don't know ANY boys who would have waited. Virginity is viewed as a burden by boys starting before high school....
You fucking people...
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Meanwhile you have so many a-holes trying to refute global climate change all the while the data to back it up is Global Climate Change is getting more and more conclusive.
The International Monetary Fund expects that by the end of the year, global economic growth will reach its lowest point since the Depression, according to Charles Collyns, deputy director of the fund’s research department. The fund said that growth had come to “a virtual halt,” with developed economies expected to shrink by 2 percent in 2009.
“This is the worst we’ve had since 1929,” said Laurent Wauquiez, France’s employment minister. “The thing that is new is that it is global, and we are always talking about that. It is in every country, and it makes the whole difference.”
"We now have data showing that from 2000 to 2007, greenhouse gas emissions increased far more rapidly than we expected, primarily because developing countries, like China and India, saw a huge surge in electric power generation, almost all of it based on coal,"Pretty fucking depressing...
Friday, February 13, 2009
There were no banks or wire transfers to pay them, no bean counters to keep track of the money. Just vaults and footlockers stuffed with billions of dollars in cash.
"Fresh, new, crisp, unspent, just-printed $100 bills. It was the Wild West," recalls Frank Willis, who was the No. 2 man at the Coalition Provisional Authority’s Ministry of Transportation.
The money was a mixture of Iraqi oil revenues, war booty and U.S. government funds earmarked for the coalition authority. Whenever cash was needed, someone went down to the vault with a wheelbarrow or gunny sacks.
"Those are $100,000 bricks of $100 bills and that’s $2 million there," Willis explains, looking at a photo of brick-shaped stacks of money wrapped in plastic. "This, in fact, is a payment that we made on the 1st of August to a company called Custer Battles."
Willis says the bricks of money were also sometimes referred to as footballs, "… because we passed them around in little pickup games in our office," he says laughing.
Oh what fun to be a war profiteer.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
So the douchebag who took this picture and then sold it to English tabloids didn't just fuck Phelps for whatever he got paid. Nope. He got 8 of his "friends" arrested. 7 for possession of weed and one for distribution. The guy whose bong it was got busted trying to sell it on ebay for $100,000.
The photo, first posted in the British tabloid "News of the World," showed Phelps smoking the drug pipe in November of last year. According to WIS-TV, the party took place on the University of South Carolina campus at Blossom Street, near the Five Points area.This is such a fucking bummer its retarded. I mean the implications are staggering. Plus with all the new gps tech being implemented into phones the next time you take a picture of yourself smoking weed or doing coke or some other illegal thing the police might be able to get that picture, use the geo-tag info an then go to the house the party was at and arrest people. Fuck you people. Whoever sold this picture to the press should get nut punched to death in front of his parents.
According to court records, the person associated with that address is a friend of Phelps and a professional poker player. He was charged with marijuana possession on Saturday.
The station is reporting that the eight people were arrested on charges related to marijuana. Phelps has not been charged.
My first bummer is Glenn Beck. Why this guy has a job or is allowed to be seen by other humans is beyond me. Every word that leaks out of his ass-mouth appears to be dumber that the last. Classic disingenuous right wing dummy who says things that if he really believed should be locked away. Depressing!
What's the matter? Not depressing enough for you? Oh, it'll get worse.