January 31, 2010
Because he's got to be really fucking high if he actually believes this:
The American people do not want the president to walk away from health care reform, White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
"They want us to act," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "They would like us to work together to do it."
Keep fucking that chicken, Dave. All the way to November.
Bank bailouts created more risk.
Money quote (see what I did there?)
No. Fucking. Shit. Once the whole "too big to fail" meme started, why the hell would risk taking be reduced? Hell, the gubmint will just come and save us the next time. Also note the slam on the bonuses as well.
Look, there is no way out that's not going to involve tons of pain. The question is how much pain and for how long. The same people who created the regs and whatnot that got us into this mess are the ones now claiming they can get us out. Yeah, that's going to end well.
“The last thing I will say, though — let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we’ve presented — and there’s some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your — if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you’re not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.”
January 29, 2010
You know what I think...we really ought to let these guys have a crack at running our health care system, whaddya say?
Fuck you, you fat hypocrite. Fuck you with the engine from your limo service.
Moore was criticizing an economic system he calls “legalized greed,” but the Mackinac Center has discovered that Moore’s movie qualified for a windfall — at the expense of Michigan taxpayers.
That windfall would come from Michigan’s refundable tax credit program for the film industry, a program that allows movie producers to apply for a tax refund of up to 42 percent of their spending in Michigan. This lavish provision means a studio can easily receive more from Michigan taxpayers than it pays in Michigan taxes.
Need I remind you how buttfuckingly fuckfisted Michigan's economy is right now?
Seriously, if the MOST FUCKING POWERFUL JOB IN THE FUCKING WORLD bores you after just one fucking year on the fucking job, then what in the fuck fuck fuckity fucking the fucking fat Fellowship Females at the nearest think tank do you fucking want? Fill in for Oprah? The New Slapchop Endorsement Guy? Writing a book? The most powerful man in the fucking world giving up after a setback? Seriously?!? Is this who we fucking the funeral fluids of fucking FAIL have running the fucking show? Jeebus fucking goatse giggling the newfish in the shower fucking Cheerist! What the fuck? This guy has everything at his disposal, and he is bored?
By mid-2006, Majority Leader Harry Reid "sensed his frustration and impatience, had heard rumblings that Obama was already angling to head back home and take a shot at the Illinois governorship," write Mark Halperin and John Heilemann in the new book Game Change. Reid knew "Obama simply wasn't cut out to be a Senate lifer."
According to the book, the majority leader invited Obama to his office for a talk. "You're not going to go anyplace here," Reid told Obama. "I know that you don't like it, doing what you're doing." Reid suggested Obama run for president. Obama had been a senator for all of 18 months at the time. Soon after, he was off and running.
What drove Obama was not just ambition, although he is certainly ambitious. As he became frustrated in each job, Obama concluded that the problem was not having the power to do the things he wanted to do. So he sought a more powerful position.
Today he is in the most powerful position in the world. Yet he has spent a year struggling, and failing, to enact far-reaching makeovers of the American economy. So now, even in the Oval Office, there are signs that the old dissatisfaction is creeping back in.
At a Jan. 17 Martin Luther King Day event at Washington's Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, Obama brought up the fact that many people see him as almost preternaturally calm. "I have a confession to make," Obama said. "There are times I'm not so calm ... when progress seems too slow ... when it feels like all these efforts are for naught, and change is so painfully slow in coming, and I have to confront my own doubts."
Obama said it to be inspirational, but the fact is, in the past, that's when he looked for a new job.
Oh, and how do you fucking lefties fucking feel, knowing that the empty suit you helped push into power is this fucking weak that he won't push for the fucking goals he and you share? How the fuck do you Congressional Democrats feel, knowing that the fucking leader of your party will leave you to twist in the wind and hope that those lobbying jobs he is promising you when you lose this November do come through while you fight for a guy who will run away the moment somebody punches back? Doesn't fucking feel good, does it? Doesn't really make you want to fight for him, history books be damned, does it? How the fuck does it feel to have pushed this guy, who was the fucking projection of your fucking hopes, utopian dreams, and absolutions for your real and prerceived sins and guilts, only to realize a fucking emo kid who will just curl up when things go hayfuckingwire and you want somebody to advance your goals is in charge?
Good fucking Gaia with a groundhog grief! I have no problem with ambitious people. But I at least want the person to have a fucking idea of what to fucking do once they achieve their goals and how to move forward after a setback. If Obama didn't realize that all of the fucking power in the world couldn't accomplish some sort of vague goals outside of being the Awesome Messiah who will save the world by virtue of the aura surrounding him solving everything, and not having a backup plan, then he is a fucking idiot. And if he can't handle a legislative setback, then what the fucking hell is he going to do if/when that 3AM call happenss?
And what the fuck is worng with a guy who can't handle failure? Failure, or more precisely, responding to it, is what made America great. *Cue Battle Hymn of the Republic* Did we fucking quit when problems arose on the Oregon Trail? Did we fucking quit at Valley Forge? Did we fucking quit when banks failed in the past, when crops failed, when rain didn't come? And did we quit when other failures happened? Did Grant or Sherman quit? Did the Roosevelts quit? Did Lincoln or Grant? Did Churchill, Reagan, Thatcher, Truman, or Andrew fucking Jackson quit? And did Slick Willie quit after a setback? Fuck and No! They all learned their lessons, and plowed ahead (well, Clinton also plowed an intern or four, but that's another story). Hell, our fucking National Fucking Anthem is based on a fort under attacking not quitting. And no fucking politician worth his or her salt just simply curled up and quit and went away without revising and refocusing their career (see Palin, Sarah), which it appears Obama may be doing.
Shit set alight in the cooler, maybe Hillary was indeed the bigger man in the race after all. She at least knew how to deal with setbacks, humiliations, disappointments, and the like. How fucking sad is it that I just wrote that?
Essh. If Obama is bored already, then what are the next three years going to be like?
January 28, 2010
Thank you, Roy Blunt. Thank you for pointing out that Obama resembles the Chicago Cubs not only for his "wait until next year" mindset, but also in his fecklessness.
Thank you to The Hip Prez. I want to thank him for helping convince the American Voters that he is a clueless empty suit. I also want to thank him for being so self-absorbed, he makes it easy for people to mock him.
I want to thank Chris Matthews and Howard Fineman for validating my hypothesis that the quantity of Stupidity in the world is as infinite as the stars in the sky.
And I want to thank Madame Speaker for refusing to heed the will of the people, choosing instead to continue to push her party over the cliff.
Oh well. Take care folks. I may be out for a while today.
Texas looks good but I'm becoming a huge fan of West Virginia. It's still weird to see Huggins anywhere but Cincinnati. Syracuse may not actually choke this year.
What, you thought I watched the speech? Dude, college basketball is on and that's way way way more important that listening to The Won blather.
I did see the clip of Alito putting the smack down and you know what? Good. Seriously, good. Pres. Obama should be extended the same grace and dignity which he extends to others.
Now, I'm not naïve. I never thought that the mere fact of my election would usher in peace and harmony -- (laughter) -- and some post-partisan era.Pardon me, but I'm gonna go outside so that the interior of my house isn't coated with bits of skull, blood, and gray matter while my motherfucking head explodes.
Yes, like that, but with more hair on top and no mustache or glasses.
Still, this is a complex issue, and the longer it was debated, the more skeptical people became.No, really? You noticed that, did you? Gee, I wonder why that was.
There was also a line later in the speech when he was blathering about the need for bipartisanship (translation: "Hey, Republicans, how's about you bend over and pass all the shit that I want, m'kay?") where he decried the notion of "a perpetual campaign." That one literally had me howling.
Solid B+ huh?
January 27, 2010
Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it--we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.
Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world's leading space-faring nation.
We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.
There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic?
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.
Of course, it was JFK.
At the St. Louis Science Center, they had on display for some time the golf cart that Kennedy rode in when he visited my fair town to inspect the various facilities that were building parts to send men to the moon. This otherwise nondescript cart represented to my feeble mind the promise, vigor, confidence, hope, and enthusiasm this country had in its future and what it could (and ultimately would) accomplish.
Well, contrast that to Obama, who just announced today that they are scotching any plans to return to the Moon. They are scotching the plans for this reason:
"We certainly don't need to go back to the moon," one administration official said.
Instead, according to White House insiders, agency officials, industry executives and congressional sources familiar with Obama's plans, NASA will look at developing a "heavy-lift" rocket that one day will take humans and robots to explore beyond low-Earth orbit. That day will be years away.
The White House will direct NASA to concentrate on Earth-science projects -- principally, researching and monitoring climate change -- and on a new technology research and development program designed to someday enable human exploration of asteroids and the inner solar system.
Everyone interviewed for this article spoke on condition of anonymity, either because they are not authorized to speak for the White House or because they fear for their jobs. All are familiar with the broad sweep of Obama's budget proposal, but none would talk about specific numbers because these are being tightly held by the White House until the release of the budget.
January 26, 2010
"CBS News asked members of Congress and staff about whether they're mindful that it's public tax dollars they're spending. Many said they had never even seen the bills or the expense reports."
And this is utterly hilarious and is actually part of the article:
"Pelosi's office did offer an explanation for the high room charges. Those who stayed just two nights were charged a six-night minimum at the five-star Marriott. One staffer said, they strongly objected to no avail. You may ask how they'll negotiate a climate treaty, if they can't get a better deal on hotel rooms."
Seriously, I can't believe CBS let this get out there. It's fantastic.
Yes, I, Joe Klein, am an arrogant, clueless prick. Just look at what I wrote today.
You teabaggers really think the stimulus was a bust? How dare you! How dare you claim that we didn't know what we were doing with your money, you ingrates! Don't you know that we know what is best for you? Don't you know that we are too smart to be misled and misinformed like you racist teabaggers? Don't you know that by ignoring what you want, and ignoring your collective voice, we are helping you, because we know better?
Pfftt...I have had it with you plebians! I cannot tolerate being around people so full of stupidity that they would do their best to thwart us doing what is best for you. Because you ingrates don't appreciate what we are trying to do for you, I will go and swirl zinfandel with Sally Quinn, and read some Proust, IN FRENCH, to calm myself down. talk about how dirty I feel sharing the same hemisphere with such uneducated mouthbreathers.
As my parting shot, let me remind you inbreds that a sensitive progressive of letters is always better than a macho, semi literate reactionary. Now go to hell, you pickup loving savages! And let me be with my soulmate.
January 25, 2010
Look, I'm just applying the standards that the Left decrees must be used when evaluating a President's response to a natural disaster.
Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH).
January 24, 2010
The Digg cache of the article, showing the headline, is available here. (Broken link fixed.) You can also see the original title of the article in the URL: http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/tea-party-leader-arrested-rape.
I posted this comment hoping Niewert would have the good sense to at least issue a retraction.
Instead of trying to correct the record, Crooks and Liars deleted my comment for a TOS violation. Apparently Crooks and Liars is taking a page from Charles Johnson in deleting any points of view that disagree with their skewed rhetoric.
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