Archive for September, 2010
Posted by KingShamus on September 30, 2010
I’ll freely admit that I haven’t been paying real close attention to the California governor’s race. I know I should be more stoked about this election, but there’s something sorta meh about Meg Whitman. At first glance she comes off as a rather aloof technocrat with some annoying moderate tendencies; basically Mitt Romney with a blonde wig and sensible shoes.
Then I heard about the supposed scandal involving Whitman’s hiring of an illegal alien house keeper. Here, let Jim Treacher fill you in.
…After trying and failing with Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2003, this time Allred is striking at Meg Whitman. Associated Press:
The Republican candidate for California governor Wednesday denied allegations that she knew for years her housekeeper was an illegal immigrant from Mexico, and that she ignored warnings from the government
that her employee might have dubious legal status in the U.S.
For a candidate who has called for tougher sanctions against employers who hire illegal workers, the allegations, if proven, could undercut her credibility just weeks before election day and damage her image, particularly with Hispanics she has pursued for months.
Gloria Allred, a Los Angeles attorney who represents Whitman’s former maid, Nicky Diaz Santillan, said she would release evidence Thursday showing Whitman was aware of the maid’s illegal status as far back as 2003, a claim Whitman denies…
Specifically, Whitman disputes that she received a 2003 letter from the Social Security Administration that said the Social Security number provided by the housekeeper did not match the name on file…
So Whitman is accused of… wait, what? Whitman didn’t know Santillan was here illegally when she hired her, and supposedly she found out a few years later — based on a letter from the SSA that Allred has yet to provide — but didn’t fire her until 2009? Which would mean… I’m not sure. There’s no proof Whitman did anything wrong, other than being rich enough to afford to give someone else a paying job
Right. Because unemployment is so low is this country that we can afford to beat up on business people who hire folks to go to work for them. [sarc/]
Anyhoo, I was inspired to come up with some other Fake Meg Whitman Scandals. I posted them last night on my twitter feed. Check out some of the ‘highlights’:
According to legend, Meg Whitman tried to pull the magic sword from a stone, then stopped and let Arthur do it. #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
Before the Flood, Meg Whitman miscounted & said there were 3 sheep on the Ark but then told Noah there were only 2 #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
While jamming with Led Zeppelin Meg Whitman played “Out On The Tiles” in E instead of F, but she quickly stopped. #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
Meg Whitman referred to Bounty as the “Quicker Picker Downer”. She saw how absorbent they were & changed her mind #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
On the Apollo 11 mission Meg Whitman gave Neil Armstrong a High-5, even though they hadn’t been invented yet. #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
During her time in the Mystery Machine, Meg Whitman once ate all the Scooby-Snacks. She then went & bought a new box #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
During the Cybertronian War Meg Whitman once mistakenly took the Autobot Matrix of Leadership, but she gave it back #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
In a debate w/Jimmy Carter Meg Whitman said his foreign policy was stupid when she meant to say “Fucking retarded” #FakeMegWhitmanScandals
See if yiou can come up with more Fake Meg Whitman Scandals of your own. Hey, we can all pretend to be douchebag MSM hacks. Or Gloria Allred. But I repeat myself.
Posted in Media Silliness | Tagged: California Governor's Election, Jerry Brown, Jim Treacher, Meg Whitman | 5 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 28, 2010
Seriously, homeboy has been doing some great blogtastic-type shit over the last few weeks. The midterm elections have brought out the best in a lot of political writers, and AoSHQ has been pumping out some rad stuff.
Here we see the latest in his ’Ewok Says Weird Funny Shit’ series.
Bitch Wrinkle: Funny when applied to jag-off politicians like Alan Grayson and a great Bloodhound Gang reference all at once. (NSFW)
Oh, you don’t know who Alan Grayson is?
Let LargeBill over at KeaneObservations fill you in on the classiest congress-critter EVAH.
His [Ed.-Alan Grayson's] opponent, Daniel Webster did not serve in the military during the Vietnam War. So, Grayson runs an ad denouncing him as a draft dodger…
Thing is Webster got standard academic deferments while in college and actually was a ROTC driller. After college he reported for duty and failed his entrance physical exam. I was in recruiting and saw hundreds of applicants rejected for some physical problem or another often times the disqualifying condition was something the applicant was completely unaware of before the physical exam. Our screening doctors are very thorough for a several reasons. Primarily, you don’t want someone in the service becoming a liability during a conflict or needing medicines or treatments while deployed. So, basically Grayson (who also never served by the way) is questioning his opponents patriotism because he failed a medical exam.
Hey, since we’re keeping it high-minded, here’s a message for the sterling character known as Alan Grayson: Fuck you very much, you dong-huffing goat-raping piece of dog shit. I hope you–yes you needle-dick, with the pinhead haircut and the stupid horse teeth–lose this election by 30 points. I sincerely wish that the only thing you ever win again is an incurable case of super-crabs that you catch after getting forcibly skull-fucked by a retarded chimpanzee.
Posted in Chuckles | Tagged: 2010 Midterm Elections, AceOfSpadesHQ, Alan Grayson is a phenomenol butthead, Ewoks | 6 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 28, 2010
I know I’ve posted more than my share of scantily-clad gals lately, but this is just too good to resist.
This is North Korea’s female fighting force or Women’s Guard or Ladies Auxiliary or some shit. Who gives a rat’s ass what the hell they’re called. Whatever.
These have got to be the sexxxiest jack-booted totalitarian thugs I’ve ever seen.
Is there any way for one of these ladies to…um…”oppress” me, if you know what I’m saying?
Ya’all need to get over to Bunkerville’s place. Just an FYI.
Nice catch, Bunk. Nice catch.
Posted in Foreign doings | Tagged: Bunkerville, North Korea, Smokin' North Korean chickies | 6 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 28, 2010
Just when you think Democrats could not possibly become more absurd, they surprise you:
With each passing day, I’m beginning to realize that the crux of the problem for Obama is a handful of prominent progressive bloggers, among them Glenn Greenwald, John Aravosis, Digby, Marcy Wheeler and Jane Hamsher.
That’s from liberal New Media guru Peter Dauo, who evidently doesn’t realize how ridiculous that sentence looks to sane people.
Read the rest of the McCain piece for a happy slice of red meat thrown at the Obama-tons.
What’s going on here? Why is this left-on-left snippiness happening? Let’s break it all down.
Dauo is saying that progressive bloggers are the ones hurting Obama. How does this even sorta make sense? The Left-o-Sphere didn’t force the Bamster to pass the Porkulus. He did that all on his own. Health care deform? That was St. Barry’s clusterfuck; if anything, the juicebox mafia types in JournoList gave the President plenty of political cover for that debacle.
Far from the lefty bloggers not supporting the Bambi’s agenda, the liberals have been rather pliant when it comes to fronting for this administration. Dauo’s complaint is that they haven’t been marching in lockstep enough for his refined tastes. That’s some sweet tasty Stalinism right there.
Dauo thinks the liberal partisan hacks at FireDogLake and the rest of the douchenozzles just haven’t lied with the requisite fervor to make Obama a success. If only Jane Hamsher could’ve put out more White House press releases disguised as her own opinions, maybe the Golfer-in-Chief’s poll numbers would be above 60%. If only John Aravosis could’ve touted the blazing glorious successes of the stimulus bill–regardless of the reality of the situation–maybe the Democrats wouldn’t be in so much trouble now.
What Dauo and all the other hand-wringers that constantly fret over the pResident need to realize is that the only person to blame for Barack Obama’s failures is Barack Obama. The bloggers can’t write policy or read the teleprompter’s speeches or horse trade with congress-critters. The Hamsher/Atrios/Greemwald Axis of Progressive Propaganda can only shovel so much bullshit.
In the end it comes back to the fact that Barack Obama is a lousy CEO of America. I understand why the Peter Dauo’s of the world need to protect their President/boyfriend. But no amount of blame-game nonsense can shield Barack Obama from his own reckless spending, tone-deaf political instincts and lousy leadership.
Posted in Media Silliness | Tagged: Barack Obama, Lefty Bloggers, Peter Dauo, RS McCain | 4 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 27, 2010
I never watched “Lost”. Whatevs.
I don’t have to be a fan of some weird newly deceased TV show to know that Evangeline Lilly is bangin’.
Don’t believe me? Check it out.
Wait, what show was this chick on? Because I can’t remember all of the sudden.
Posted in The Posts of Morale | Tagged: BOOOOIIIINNNGGGGG!!!!, Evangeline Lilly, Hotties, Rule 5, that chick from "Lost" | 8 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 27, 2010
I love this band and I dig this song. Majestic, crunchy and sorta sad all at the same time.
I give you the rocked-out melancholy of Jesu with their tune “Transfigure”.
The main guy is Jesu is Justin Broadrick. Broadrick was the original guitarist in grindcore granddaddies Napalm Death. When he got sick of playing lightning fast death metal, he cut the tempo in half, amped up the snarling nihilism by about 100% and formed the abrasive industrial group Godflesh.
For most of homeboy’s career, he was devoted to barking about the darker side of life. After a nervous breakdown in 2002, he broke up Godflesh and decided to stop screaming his head off all the time and actually play recognizable melodies. Jesu is the result of Broadrick’s reconfiguration of his musical priorities, away from constant anger and towards–dare I say it–beauty.
It still kinda weirds me out that the guy who wrote Scum and Pure is the same dude who sings about love and sunrises and all that sensitive stuff.
Oh well. I hope you like it.
Posted in Music Monday | Tagged: Conqueror, Jesu, Music Monday, Sad Doomcore, Shoegaze, Transfigure | 2 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 26, 2010
Notice something missing from Russ Feingold’s campaign ad?
In case you didn’t spot it, here it is.
Even so, this is a vivid illustration of just how epically the alleged Great Liberal Realignment of 2008 has failed. Obama destroyed McCain in Wisconsin, winning by almost 14 points, and yet this is what a three-term Democratic incumbent is reduced to less than two years later — chipping away at an eight-point deficit by reminding people that he fights for veterans and lives in the same house he’s always lived in and, well, that he’s a pretty darned pleasant guy.
You don’t run this kind of ad (innocuous, folksy to a fault, no mention of partisan affiliation) if the voters are super-stoked about the political positions you’ve represented for nearly 20 years in the US Senate. As AP notes, Russ Feingold has long been the golden boy of the hyper-left caucus in a traditionally Democratic state. And yet, here’s Feingold running as fast as he can away from his party.
One gets the feeling that unless they’re handed a bogey-man to rail against, it’s very hard for a liberal to justify his or her existence. Why did the Donks do so well in 2006 and 2008? Because Dumbya BusHitler was always available, to be conjured up–like Emmanuel Goldstein in 1984–for a Two Minutes Hate rally. Now that G-Dub is gone and statist god-king Obama is in the White House, there’s no way to generate sufficient rage to propel progrtard candidates to run progtard campaigns.
Besides, it really wasn’t supposed to go down this way. Obama’s election meant that liberals could finally be themselves. They could enact the whole raft of lefty fever-dreams and get away with it because the American public had finally come to love the Euro-douche nanny state. In the liberal mind, Barack Obama and a large Democrat legislative majority was a signal to shed the last scraps of moderation they’d been hiding behind.
The dream was that a Russ Feingold could make a 2010 campaign where he vociferously bragged about passing ObamaCare, repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and socializing vast swaths of the automotive industry. That…um…didn’t exactly work out. Instead, Feingold and the rest of the Donkey-Punchers have once again had to don the imagery and tone of a mushy soft spoken moderate in the thin hope of retaining their congressional seats.
This has got to be a total left-wing buzzkill.
Contrast all that with the tone of Allen West in this clip. Yeah, this is a stump speech, not a campaign ad. But it still bears examination.
I’m not really noticing any hushed mincing cowardly talk out of West. He’s hella stoked for a fight against Alcee Hastings, John Lewis and Barack Obama. This is a man who doesn’t have to take cover behind moderation. He’s a loud-n-proud conservative. Bear this in mind: West is running in a traditionally Democrat district that has voted the Donkey-Puncher candidate in the last three presidential elections, exactly the kind of district that was supposed to go full-on lip-lock with Obama-style liberalism. Instead, Allen West is running a surprisingly competitive race and could pull out a strong win.
That’s pretty amazing when you think about it.
Posted in Domestic Happenings | Tagged: 2010 Midterm Elections, Allen West, Democrats scared of being called Democrats, Florida, Russ Feingold, Wisconsin | 8 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 25, 2010
Some Assembly Required.
David Axelrod, a top advisor to President Obama and the main architect of his election victory in 2008, will be leaving the White House next year and returning to Chicago to work on the president’s re-election campaign, a White House aide said Thursday.
Axelrod has not specified a departure date, but he plans to remain in his current position “well into 2011,” the aide said.
Axelrod, who calls himself a “Chicagoan on assignment,” has long made clear he missed his hometown and would return before the end of the four-year term. His wife still lives in the city.
One of Obama’s most trusted aides, Axelrod occupies a small office just steps from the Oval Office. On a wall in Axelrod’s office hangs a picture of the White House drawn by his daughter. The Chicago skyline is shown in the reflecting pool.
He wants to leave next year. That much he has said. But former spy chief and current Defense Secretary Robert Gates has been coy about the “when.”
But on Thursday, he left a few clues and lines to read between.
Gates spoke at a Pentagon news conference and was asked about a comment he made to Foreign Policy magazine that the best time for him to leave his job would be 2011.
Gates told reporters that the reasoning for 2011 was all about the politics. He said President Obama would have a much harder time finding a replacement with only one year left in his term. He said it would be a “difficult challenge.”
The hits just keep coming.
White House aides are preparing for the possibility that Rahm Emanuel may step down as chief of staff as soon as early October if he decides to run for mayor of Chicago, according to a person familiar with deliberations in the West Wing.
It’s pretty amazing how all these dudes are making a break for the exits at just around the same time.
The fact that Gates is bolting the Bamster Admenstruation isn’t shocking. He’s sorta old and he’s a Bush holdover with several years experience in the Dubya cabinet, so it’s kinda understandable that he’d give himself a time-out. But Rahmbo and Axeldork? I thought these dudes were long-time Obambi acolytes. One got the sense from reading their biographies that these two would be White House fixtures for quite a while.
It’s been less than two years since the election ascension of St. Barry. That’s really not that much time to be feeling the clichéd “DC fatigue” that effects all members of presidential administrations.
It really does boil down to the incompetence. The Obama administration has managed to both fuck themselves and the Democrat Party with extreme prejudice. We’re talking Jimmah Carter levels of public disgust and frustration. What’s more, these men are the architects of Bamster’s agenda. Ergo, they are part and parcel of the disaster of this government.
Looking at it in that light, it’s no wonder why the Axelrod/Emanuel/Gates triumvirate would want to leave now. They’re already tainted by the stench of failure and stupidity, but there’s no sense in getting any more of Obama’s loser-musk than they have to.
Posted in Domestic Happenings | Tagged: Barack Obama, David Axelrod, Get Out While The Gettin's Good, Rahm Emanuel, Robert Gates | 5 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 23, 2010
Pundit & Pundette give us a great example.
Gov. Awesomeness [Ed.-AKA Governor Chris Christie] vetoed a bill that would restore taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood outlets in New Jersey. The NJ Senate failed to override the veto, with Republican senators unwilling to go against the governor, and PP closings have begun. Hallelujah:
Trenton, NJ (LifeNews.com) — After the New Jersey state Senate defeated an attempt to override the decision of Gov. Chris Christie to cut off state taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, the first facility run by the national abortion giant is closing.
The Cherry Hill Courier Post newspaper says a Planned Parenthood facility located on Haddonfield Road and operated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey will close down.
PP-SNJ stands to lose as much as $160,000 in taxpayer funds because of Christie’s decision and the upholding of his veto. With the closing of the Cherry Hill center, Planned Parenthood customers seeking abortions or other “services” must go to PP centers in Camden, Bellmawr, and Edgewater Park.
Christie has just given every other Republican a template for how to confront contentious social issues. New Jersey simply doesn’t have the money to fund stuff like this. Ergo, it will be cut from the budget. QED.
It’s amazing what can be accomplished if you have the political will and the ability to explain your decisions.
But for me there’s an even more rad part about this development.
Social-issue conservatives are constantly being bombarded with the idea that their ideology is incompatible with small-government free market conservatism. The funny thing is, in reality, the two have much in common. Governor Christie’s decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood is just the latest instance of reality going against perceptions.
By dealing with the budget in a sane way, Christie has looked at the things that should and should not be propped up with state money. Only the most pro-abortion anti-life zealot would snarl about losing Garden State for Planned Parenthood. Most people…even the majority of pro-choicers…would rather not have the state entwined in the abortion mills. Let Planned Parenthood sink or swim in the baby-scraping business on their own, without a big government crutch provided at taxpayer expense.
Are social conservatives always going to win on these sorts of fiscally conservative budget decisions? Probably not. But most of the time, a good small government politician will make policies that will be friendly to social-con agendas.
Further, contrast Chris Christie’s real fiscal conservatism with a RINO. Delaware’s newly deposed Mike Castle advertised himself as a guy who would at least guard the taxpayers from getting the shaft. So what does he do? Promptly bone the taxpayers by voting for Cap and Trade. There is nothing fiscally conservative about Castle’s agenda.
Chris Christie might not be pushing social issues to the forefront of his to do list. But he’s managed to do something that no NJ governor has been able to deal with in decades. That can’t be worth nothing.
Posted in Domestic Happenings | Tagged: Fiscal Conservatism, Governor Chris Christie, Planned Parenthood, Pro-life | 14 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 22, 2010
Epic POTUS fail.
When Barry’s not blowing off the damage terrorism can do to our country, I guess he’s busy blowing off his social studies homework.
I know it’s agonizing to watch this jug-eared doofus bounce between teleprompter screens like he’s a window-licker watching a tennis match. If you wanna get to the fun part skip ahead to about 21:38.
Here’s the quote and the rejoinder from Real Clear Politics:
“Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. The British and French, the Dutch and Spanish, to Mexicans, to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land,” President Obama told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
Mexico declared its independence on September 16, 1810. It was recognized on September 27, 1821.
The United States of America declared its independence in 1776.
President Obama then went on to say that Hispanics invented the bowling pin, movie posters and turning up the volume on the TV to maximum decibel levels just to annoy the neighbors.
I might’ve added that last bit to the RCP piece. Hey, if Obama can just make shit up outta thin air, I can too.
By the way, I think this is more than just President Immaculate Pantscrease flubbing US History. Look at the context in which he makes the statement.
He’s saying ‘Mexicans’ and looking out into the crowd searching for applause. Classic pander bear move. Of course, the boneheaded lefties in the crowd do the trained seal act and clap-clap-clap. Why let accuracy get in the way of a cathartic group hug?
Look, I understand Obama is a politically correct college multiculturalist. When he’s at one of these latter day kumbaya ceremonies, the temptation is going to be too great for him not to throw out some multi-culti bromides. It’s just impossible for this guy to resist; I get that. But for fuck’s sake, is it too much to ask that the feel good platitude at least be historically accurate?
But…maybe the racial pandering doesn’t have to be truthful at all. I think Obama has figured out what every other good ethno-Marxoid knows. That is, you don’t have to be factual as long as you say enough nice things about the ethnic group you’re talking to at the time you say it. Historical facts, scientific evidence, the whole works–it can all be jettisoned as long as you pay homage to multiculturalist dogma.
To what orthodoxy is Obama showing fealty to here? In effect, what St. Barry is saying is: “Hey, people who support amnesty, I’m with you. Mexicans didn’t cross the border, the border crossed them, so they should be granted US citizenship.” It’s that simple. Not only is President Cinco De Quatro lecturing us about opening up the borders, he’s being smug and dishonest about it as well.
Nice combination of really crappy personality traits you got going there, Bamster.
I snagged the RCP link from Instapundit. Gracias, homie.
Posted in Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: America's birthday is earlier than Mexico's birthday, History Lessons, Instapundit, Multiculturalism forces you to lie, President Obama speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Real clear politics | 6 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 22, 2010
Hey jihadist nut-jobs? Just in case you were feeling less than frisky, St. Barry of the Sacred Unclenched Fist is officially in yawn mode over terrorism.
Woodward’s book portrays Obama and the White House as barraged by warnings about the threat of terrorist attacks on U.S. soil and confronted with the difficulty in preventing them. During an interview with Woodward in July, the president said, “We can absorb a terrorist attack. We’ll do everything we can to prevent it, but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack ever . . . we absorbed it and we are stronger.”
Because seeing a trillion dollars of our economy instantaneously disappear, our sense of security obliterated, our spirits crushed and…oh yeah…3000 of our fellow citizens vaporized is no big deal. I hear all the kool kid countries are scheduling terrorist hits so they can get stronger too. China, Russia, France–yeah, they all want to get nailed by a large scale attack on their civilian population. Having a terrorist strike go off in your country is like the horse steroids of national strength training.
Really, Barry? Really?
What a soulless turd we have for a president.
I hope the 52% of the US that elected this fake-as-fuck Jesus figure understand that Obama is…at best…ambivalent about their safety. Know this, America. We have a reptilian number-crunching casualty-counting accountant at the helm of our national security. I know I feel reassured.
For now, as unbelievably callous as Obama’s statement is, let’s look beyond the surface of his words. He said that America absorbed 9/11 and came out stronger. Okay. So I guess that means George Bush’s security programs didn’t ‘shred the Constitution’ like so many thumb-sucking useless cock-knockers on the Left constantly mewled for the better part of a decade. After hearing Obama make that statement, I suppose the Patriot Act was a good thing after all.
The entire Democrat Party narrative for the last 9 years unravels like a cheap suit when you look at it in the light of Obama’s assertion. Since right after 9/11, the Donkey Punchers have stamped their feet and whined about Dubya’s policies. What was the constant litany? That BusHitler Chimplerburton made us less safe and less free. Now, after G-Dub is safely out of the picture, we have the standard-bearer for the Democrats stating that America came out stronger after the September 11th attacks.
The mind reels at the impossibly rich irony of Obama, who blames every-goddamn-thing on his predecessor, acknowledging, in his clumsy brainless back-handed way, the effectiveness of the Bush security apparatus in the post-9/11 world.
I got this link from MelissaTweets’ twitter feed. Thank you.
Posted in Domestic Happenings, Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: 9/11, Absorb a terrorist attack?, MMM MMM MMM Barack Hussein Obama | 1 Comment »
Posted by KingShamus on September 20, 2010
I must not have been paying that much attention this weekend. It was my understanding that the conservative blogosphere had pretty much gotten over itself on last week’s O’Donnell/Castle co-ed intramural food fight. Seems I was mistaken.
But here, let Professor Jacobson layeth the smack down right now.
The woman (at the time, a young woman)[O'Donnell] went on MTV and Maher and who knows where else, and said somethings that she would not say now. For that sin you are ready to toss her overboard so that you can declare yourselves to have been wiser than the unwashed voters who elected her in the primary?
And we call the Democrats elitist snobs? Stop being so damn selfish. November is not about who was right or wrong in the primaries. If Castle had won, O’Donnell supporters would have rallied around him, or at least kept their mouths shut.
Look, we can all wring our hands about the imperfections of Candidate Christine O’Donnell. She’s got some tough baggage that has to be dealt with very quickly if she is to win. Yes, it would’ve been nice if we had been able to see some of these not-so-flattering details before the primary. All that and more is true. But you know who else has debilitating faults?
Chris “Bearded Marxist” Coons.
Chris “Dingy Harry’s Pet” Coons.
Chris “I Never Saw A Tax Hike I Didn’t Slobber Over In Teenage Moon-Eyed Lust” Coons.
I mean, really now. Coons is unacceptable. That’s the guy we gotta keep away from the Senate. That’s the fight we need to be having right now. No matter how emotionally satisfying it mighjt be right now, this extracurricular nonsense really isn’t helping our Election Day results.
Posted in Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: 2010 Midterm Elections, Chris Coons, Christine O'Donnell, Delaware Senate Race, Food Fight! | 9 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 20, 2010
Everybody knows how I feel about the Dale Peterson clip [Hint: It's awesome.]
What the hell, let’s take a stroll down AssKicker Lane.
But we might have a new winner. Check out Sean Duffy, swingin’ da ax.
TrogloPundit has an idea for an even better campaign spot here. He gets a little Rule 5ish, so if you’re so inclined, you might want to head on over there.
Normally, I’d pile on but I’ve been hearing some complaints about my focus on the chickies.
So for today ladies, enjoy your moment of right-wing studmuffin.
Posted in Domestic Happenings | Tagged: 2010 Midterms, Lumberjacks, Rule 5 For The Ladies, Sean Duffy, Sean Duffy is a LUMBERJACK!!!! | Leave a Comment »
Posted by KingShamus on September 20, 2010
CG Hill Has another cool logo idea. This time, the Republicans get a fabulous new look.
Well, since you brought it up Mr. Hill, let us take some time to crank some old-skool QOTSA.
And hey, it’s not on Rated R, but this is a bad-ass tune. Mark Lanegan is the shit, ya’all.
Posted in Chuckles | Tagged: CG Hill, Dustbury, Parody GOP logos, QOTSA, Queens of the Stone Age, Rated R, Song For The Dead, The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret | 2 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 19, 2010
Daniel Foster over at The Corner has some details:
In a new press release, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has taken its first swipe at independent Charlie Crist: [Ed.-blahblahblahstupidDonkeyPuncherpressreleaseblablahblah, I'm not quoting it, tough shit if you don't like it]
…That the DSCC has taken the kid gloves off as Crist’s poll numbers slide suggests they’ve written him off, and are now concerned with peeling off some of the Democrats and independents currently backing backing Crist — votes Meek will need if he is to stand any chance in November.
Charlie Crist is officially no longer of any use to anybody. The Florida GOP figured out that CC was a tax-and-spend RINO. Now Democrats realize they can’t wield him like an ax to cleave off Rubio votes. In fact, they need Crist to spit the bit and give up his voters in order to make Kendrick Meek competitive. Florida Democrats who backed Crist as a stalking horse candidate to burn Rubio now have to tear down the candidate they tried to construct out of bullshit and ill-placed hope.
Isn’t that just…wonderful?
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Posted in Domestic Happenings, Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: 2010 Midterm Elections, Charlie Crist, Florida Senate Race, Kendrick Meek, Marco Rubio, RINO's, The Party of Meeeeeeeee!!! | 5 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 19, 2010
Fuzzy says it better than I ever could.
I am an American. I am white. I am a woman. I am a conservative. I am a Christian. I embrace every single one of these, and I will not be cowed into apologizing for any of them. Ever again. I will not accept that my skin color, my gender, my ideology, my religion are something to be ashamed of, apologetic about. And I will no longer accept any attempts to silence or marginalize me. There is no honor in handing over your identity, yourself, in the name of the very things that make you who you are, and that is the manipulation we’ve been experiencing for far too long. We are being told that our white guilt, our gynoguilt, our Christian values, our conservative tenets mean that we are to sit idly, silently, even thankfully by while our liberties, our cultural heritage, our very selves are stripped away. We are being defined, allowing ourselves to be defined by nameless, faceless, soulless others.
Yeah, you’re gonna wanna read the whole thing.
Fuzzy is coming back from a long break, so show her some blogeriffic love.
Posted in Domestic Happenings | Tagged: being defined by others, Christian guilt, Fuzzy Logic, gynoguilt, White guilt | 3 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 18, 2010
Matt over at the Conservative Hideout finds us some infuriating data:
Since the inception of this blog, we’ve covered the evil, black hearted creature known as the RINO. Showing loyalty only to themselves, RINOS, when rejected by the electorate, blame others, attack the winner, endorse the Democrat, or run as an independent. And since they tend not to win, it has to be seen as spite. For some background, here is an oft quoted selection from Redstate.
In Michigan’s 7th Congressional District, conservative Tim Walberg challenged the very liberal Joe Schwartz in the 2006 Republican Primary and won. Walberg went on to win the general election.
In 2008, Schwartz endorsed Democrat Mark Schauer and Shauer used that endorsement to squeak out a win in this +2 Republican District.
In Maryland 1, conservative physician and state senator Andy Harris ran in the Republican Primary against Wayne Gilchrist. Harris defeated Gilchrist only to see Gilchrist throw his support to Democrat Frank Kratovil, who won with 49.12% of the vote.
In Arizona 5, conservative David Schweikert won the Republican nomination, but then lost to liberal Democrat Harry Mitchell. Why? Schweikert’s primary opponent refused to help him and sat on his hands rather than help Schweikert pick up his opponent’s primary support.
In Alabama 2, Jay Love beat Harri Anne Smith in the Republican Primary and ran against Bobby Bright in an R +16 district. Smith endorsed the Democrat and Bright went on to win 50.23% of the vote.
In New York 23, the liberal Dede Scozzafava drops out and instead of supporting the guy the GOP crawls on bended knee to, she endorses the Democrat.
If I quote this one more time, I think I owe Erick Erickson one of my kidneys.
I knew the RINOs were the petulant spoil-sport teenagers of the GOP caucus, but my God, when you see it all laid out like that, it’s amazing. Amazingly aggravating.
I read somewhere (can’t remember where–sorry, my bad) that one of the reasons rank-n-file Republicans should support RINOs is that if GOPers don’t do that, the RINOs will bolt the party.
That’s absurdity on stilts, covered in dogshit and oven-roasted in pure fucking fail.
Supporting a RINO to keep them placated is sorta like a pro-choicer saying that we should fund Planned Parenthood or else they’ll really go nuts and kill even more babies. I don’t think the GOP should let their party be taken hostage like this. Frankly, most RINOs are no damn good on any issue.
The defenders of the moderate Republicans will whine that at least a RINO is fiscally conservative. Fine. Prove it.
Mike Castle voted for the House version of Cap-n-Tax, a government boondoggle that will cost a family of four $1800 a year in higher energy costs with a rising price tag every year. Arnold Schwarzenegger can’t find a balanced California state budget if it bit him in his fully armored very tough hyper-alloy combat chassis. Charlie Crist was all for the Porkulus disaster before he was conveniently against it.
Far from being some kind of principled fiscal disciplinarian, the average RINO is a wannabe Democrat with the occasional conservative fig-leaf thrown on for cover. If conservatives could reasonably expect RINOs to stand strong on spending and big government, you could argue for giving them nominations. Time and time again, we see fake Republicans relying on absolutely indefensible statist policies to buck up their ‘bipartisan/socially moderate’ bona fides.
Why should rank-and-file righties have to support ’electable’ RINOs like Lisa Murcccccccowski, Arlen Specter or Dede Scozzafava when they get absolutely nothing from them in return? Conservatives don’t get their social issue concerns addressed by RINOs. But the GOP can’t get RINOs to pass legislation that cuts the size of government, shrinks the deficit, addresses runaway entitlements or cuts taxes either.
I don’t know about ya’all but I’d say the RINOs have been taking the GOP for a ride for too damn long already. It’s time to kick the dirt off of our shoulder.
Posted in Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: 2010 Midterm Elections, Arlen Specter, Conservative Hideout, Dede Scozzafava, Electable, Lisa Murcccccccowski, Matt, RINO's | 10 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 17, 2010
Wow, are you guys as stoked as I am for the new Donkey-Puncher mark as me?!?!
In what was billed as a “major announcement,” the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday unveiled not a new policy platform, but a new logo — one with a familiar ring.
It is the first rebranding effort by the party since Bill Clinton was president, officials say, and is meant to deemphasize the traditional notion of the party organization as a Washington-based collection of gray-beards and instead represent a national coalition making “change that matters.”
Seriously, check this rad stuff out.
What the hell?
Jeeeeebus. A light blue capital ‘D’ in a dark blue circle.
So they ripped off the Target logo and threw their first initial in the middle. Stunningly impressively banal, even by Democrat standards.
What’s even better? The Donks reconfigure Barack Obama’s campaign slogan. Hey progressives–Welcome to 2008.
Screw that anti-climactic bullcrap.
Let’s see some other ideas. Maybe this is a job for crowd-sourcing.
Here’s the first entry:
What about this one?
Or maybe this?
Nice job, fellas.
It’s not just the new Democrat logo that’s dumber than a box of rocks. The timing of this ‘major announcement’ is beyond retarded.
The Dems are facing a brutal pounding in the November midterm elections. They desperately need to fight against a rising GOP tide. So what do they do? Change their mark.
This is worse than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. This is like pulling out an eighth inch splinter while forgetting to treat a heart attack.
God forbid the Democrats rethink their knee-jerk statism, their hatred of the Second Amendment or their vulgar anti-life stance. Nope. That simply won’t do. But a shallow utterly pointless facelift? Hell to the yeah, they’re all for that.
UPDATE: Man, we’re really going into the shitter now.
Posted in Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: Democrats, Logos, New Democrats logo | 11 Comments »
Posted by KingShamus on September 16, 2010
Dingy Harry Reid: ObamaCare Enthusiast, Porkulus Proponent… Animal Lover?
“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said. ”I’m glad he’s running. I just think the world of him. He’s my pet.”
Because nothing helps a political candidate win an election more than an utterly emasculating endorsement from a wildly unpopular Senator.
I’m gonna take a wild guess here and say this quote won’t be found on any Chris Coons campaign literature.
What about a nice uplifting campaign poster?
Yeah, that’s not gonna help Kitty-Kat Coons at freakin’ all.
But, let’s give a big round of applause for Harry Reid. This is the most pussy the Senate Majority Leader has gotten in years.
Posted in Politicians behaving badly | Tagged: 2010 Midterms, Chris Coons, Christine O'Donnell, Delaware Senate Race, Harry Reid, Pets | 9 Comments »