O'Reilly Exposes Kos...

...for trying to blind readers with "beyond shameful" pictures posted in the comments section.


I was going to write some thoughts about this but Cenk and Ben are professionals. Take it away, Turks:

Unfuckingbelievable! This shithead man consistently makes such an ass out of himself on a nightly basis that I can't believe that people still associate with him, let alone watch his show. And if you think he's bad on TV, check out the "Falafel Radio Factor" some day. If you consider yourself a progressive and if you can listen to that horse shit for more than ten minutes in a row without becoming absolutely incensed with outrage, I will personally send you a case of Johnny Walker Blue.

Then I see this and everything makes sense:

Average age of viewer of O'Reilly Factor is 71

Ha-ha! Go fuck yourself, Bill. (There, now I've joined the likes of those "vicious" haters like Dearth Cheney.)

FauxNews.Com Garners (Almost) Top Honors...

I really should be getting more work done today, but I've taken a break to surf the "...series of tubes" and found this little gem over at Newshounds:

Fox News.com Named #2 Top Conservative Political Website

Check the whole list. That's the most impressive compilation of shite I have seen in quite some time. Let's all give a collective round of applause for all the "Fair and (Un-)Balanced" journalists over at Faux.

W-E-L-L D-O-N-E!


Today's WTF Moment brought to us by...

...NASA. There's not a whole lot that can be said here other: Whhhaaaaaaaa????

Report: Drunk astronauts allowed on shuttle


Friday Afternoon/Evening Fun...

Getting a late start today...

This one is via Blue Gal...

Okay...runnin' a little short on time...


Matt Groening on TDS...Is it not surprising that The Simpsons are no longer allowed to show the "news crawl" because Fox thinks that their viewers might get confused...Viz., Confuse the Simpsons with Faux News...Simply Stunning!

Piece out folks...Have a good one!

Spineless Bastards...

Great. JetBlue has pulled its logo from the YearlyKos webpage. I can't believe how gutless these shitheads are, giving into the demands of a megalomaniacal asshat like Bill O'Reilly.

I fear for the fate of the Universe tonight, as I am sure that today's news of JetBlue's withdraw from the YearlyKos site is sure to inflate O'Reilly's already over-inflated ego to epic proportions - so much so that his melon's gravitational field will become so powerful that it tears a hole in the fabric of space-time.

John Amato freakin' nails it (my emphasis):

"A big problem is that JetBlue and others really don’t understand the new dynamic that is playing out in the world of media. O’Reilly is part of the dying, prehistoric breed of old media ( and propagandists) and we are the the new —up and coming—vital marketshare. We’re more likely to put our purchasing dollars in companies that reflect our values and participate in boycotts of those that don’t."


Oh! I get it...

TRex has highlighted an article in yesterday's Washington Post there is an article outlining the Bush Administration's assertion of an even "broader claim" of Executive privilege regarding the U.S. Attorneys firings. As I was reading through the article a few choice passages stood out that I will post below (emphasis mine):

- Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never be allowed to pursue contempt charges initiated by Congress against White House officials once the president has invoked executive privilege.

- Mark J. Rozell, a professor of public policy at George Mason University who has written a book on executive-privilege issues, called the administration's stance "astonishing."

"That's a breathtakingly broad view of the president's role in this system of separation of powers," Rozell said. "What this statement is saying is the president's claim of executive privilege trumps all."

- David B. Rifkin, who worked in the Justice Department and White House counsel's office under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, praised the position and said it is consistent with the idea of a "unitary executive." In practical terms, he said, "U.S. attorneys are emanations of a president's will." And in constitutional terms, he said, "the president has decided, by virtue of invoking executive privilege, that is the correct policy for the entire executive branch."

Hold the G-D phones! Consistent with the idea of a "unitary executive"? I'd like Mr. Rifkin to point me to the part of the Constitution of the United States that deals with the idea of a unitary executive. Which amendment was that? Oh! wait...It's probably the one that Bush included in the signing statement following the signing statement that said the idea of having the states ratify amendments is archaic and no longer applicable after 9/11, and that the Executive now has the power to ignore, alter, and amend the Constitution as he sees fit. I mean really, this whole thing would be heckuva lot easier if it was a dictatorship.

And another thing...

Sweet Jeebus! EMANATIONS? All of a sudden Bush is some kind of radiative body? Holy shit! Maybe that is why 30% of the country still can't see the light. He's blinding them with the awesomeness that precedes his every footstep.

Bush is always talking about all he cares about is "how history will judge him". Well, I don't know about history, but I'm sure that psychiatry students will have a fucking joyride investigating the depths of his and his cronies' unfathomable bat-shit craziness for decades to come.

Back to the title...So it's okay for Republican Congressmen and women to call USAs and pressure them into investigating Democratic candidates, and when the USAs refuse to do so because any such charge would be absolutely absurd, for old Fredo to give them the axe. BUT it's not okay for a Democrat to ask anyone about anything at anytime, EVAH! You know why, because the King, Great Leader, Supreme Overlord of America Preznit says so.

Go ahead and make your snide criticisms - he's made it abundantly clear that he doesn't really give a shit what his "detractors" think of him...You know why? Because he's rubber and you're glue and whatever you say bounces off of him and sticks to you! So, there!


Everyone needs to see this...

via Sadly No!

Wanker-douchebag-hypocrites chocked full of conservative dumb-assery. Jeebus, it's absolutely dumbfounding how damn near everyone of their answers are exactly the same, not to mention that they could be pulled off a Faux News teleprompter or a Presidential address for that matter. I bet their parents are proud...No seriously, I bet they are...And that's fuckin' sad because it's pretty obvious that not a single one of these shit heads has learned to put together an original thought during their brief time at college. Way to go parents...you just bought yourselves at least a $50,000 robot. I just pray the software doesn't crash on you once they enter the real world.


On Spreading Democracy...

I get it shithead Mr. President. We went to war in Iraq to secure huge profits for your buddies in the military/industrial complex start to spread democracy to the Middle East. And in some regions you've succeeded:

- Democratically elected elements of Hezbollah now control the government in Lebanon.

- Democratically elected Hamas now controls the Palestinian government.

(Very oversimplified I know...trying to make a point here)

Congratulations! What a sweeping success. Two listed terrorist organizations were elected by a majority of the people in these two areas. Not to mention the all powerful, fully in control Iraqi government, who just happens to be taking the entire month of August off - only to return to work just two weeks before a major report is due to the U.S. Congress on how many previously set benchmarks have been met by the Iraqi government. Makes sense to me. (Not to mention what I'm sure is going to be a glowing review of how the "SURGE" working but needs more time before we have tangible results.)

Now, I'm not even going to get started on what I think of the current state of democracy in this country (contrary to what most of my friends think about grad school, I actually do have to get some work done today), but when I read something like this being said by the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S., I have to question the sanity of those who claim we gave the gift of democracy to Iraq (via WaPo):

Samir Sumaidaie, Iraq's ambassador to the United States, said yesterday that the Baghdad government believes the Petraeus-Crocker report will be too premature in judging the impact of the U.S. military buildup.

"We want the surge continued. September is frankly too soon to really show anything more than an inkling of its potential. But we want that to continue until we see real fruit," Sumaidaie told reporters.

Actually, wait. I got it - we have spread our version of democracy to Iraq. You see it? This guy is saying "they" want the surge to continue. Which is interesting. For you see, all the way back in September, 2006 the Iraqi people expressed their opinions in a poll (again WaPo):

"...71 percent of Iraqis questioned want the Iraqi government to ask foreign forces to depart within a year."

There it is...democracy at its finest. Seventy-one percent, an overwhelming majority for any democracy, wanted their government to ask all foreign forces to leave within the year, almost one year ago. And with one month left for the Iraqi government to make good on the wishes of the people...Well, they decide they need a 30-day vacation instead. Not to mention the fact that the Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. says "they" want the surge to continue. Well who the hell is "they"?

Remind you of anything?

So, this must be how democracy works. The people vote, and whichever person gets the majority of the votes (except for the Presidency, mind you!) gets elected to whichever position for which she or he was a candidate. Then (judging by the current two models about which this post is being written, the U.S. and Iraq) the elected people all bond together to protect each other's asses (like fathers at Purity Balls) and throw hissy-fits and temper tantrums when things don't go their parties' way. All the while completely ignoring the sentiment of the vast majority of their constituents because they are afraid of losing their hardcore political base vote.

We have spread good ol' American democracy to Iraq. Awesome!

Pericles would be SO proud!


Top Ten via DU...

Here is this week's "Top Ten Conservative Idiots" brought to us as always by Earl G at Democratic Underground.


Friday Afternoon Fun...

This isn't funny, but it is fun! I love this song, and now more than ever (at least in my life time) the lyrics resonate a special kind of reverence for all the people in the world who are caught up in shitty situations because of the insatiable greed and lust of certain groups of pseudo-kings and queens.

Okay...Now with the funny...

I don't know why I keep posting Family Guy clips. I don't even really like that show.

How Superman Should Have Ended...

Villains are stupid...

This one's for mah mom, who happens to think that Collette Reardon is one of the funniest characters to grace SNL's stage.

Have a good weekend! Peace out folks.


This is just too much...

Miers doesn't show up for testimony today while under a subpoena from the Congress of the United States of America. Executive privilege. RNC is refusing to hand over documents. Executive privilege. Bush says the world is flat, the sun revolves around the Earth, which just happens to be located at the center of the universe, and that he is a direct descendant of Jesus Christ, AND that anyone who disagrees will be labeled a heretic and tortured without mercy, inquisition style. EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE.

I have about a thousand questions at this point, but one of the inquiries at the forefront is: How the hell can the RNC claim executive privilege? That is a purely political organization for Jeebus' sake.

These people have lost their friggin' minds.



That's about all that can be said about this. I'll let Shakes explain...

The Cry-Maker

"Dip-shit", "Asshole"...Indeed! Might I add fuck-nut and Commander-of-Dumb-assery and be done with the whole damn story.



When I read this I felt like this is one of those things that you shouldn't really be laughing at but can't help yourself. Like say, a guy getting hit in the scrot with his kid's wiffle ball bat. Forgive give me for the oxymoron, but this is as hilariously funny as it is disgustingly sad (via Cliff Schecter)


OMG. This is Dick Cheney's approval rating. No, I am not making it up. Something like 22-23% of people think Jesus will return to Earth during their lifetime, but only half of them can stomach our criminally-inclined, cholesterol chugging VP.



I'm glad somebody has the patience to listen to Bushie's weekly radio addresses.

"Democrats have a chance to prove they are for open and transparent government by working to complete each spending bill independently and on time," Bush said.

This is just another gleaming example of the current administration's hypocrisy, but that single statement quoted by Brayton serves as just one of a seemingly infinite number of examples of what I posted about earlier:

Politicians and leading figures (on both sides of the aisle; although, very decidedly slanted towards the right in my opinion) are allowed to say damn near anything they want and are hardly ever held accountable for such comments. Unless of course, the comments are so patently nonsensical or bigoted as to make the entire viewing or listening audience vomit in their mouths the moments said comments are uttered. Shorter Ann Coulter, Michael "Weiner" Savage, Glenn Beck, etc...

It is quite pathetic.

Here's Good News (Not Really)...

"The head of US forces in Iraq, Lt Gen David Petraeus, has told the BBC that fighting the insurgency is a 'long term endeavour' which could take decades."

Decades? Seriously buddy, I don't think you're gonna get that kind of time from even the loyalist war supporter, aside from the nuttiest of nuts that call themselves neo-conservative. How long and how many times are these people, who are currently (mis-) managing the clusterfuck that is Iraq, going to be allowed to say whatever the hell they want? Honestly, I bet not one G-D word is mentioned about Petraeus' comments on any major network news this evening.

I'd say that with the way things are going presently, in 20 - 30 years a U.S. military presence and the insurgents will be the only people even left in Iraq. By that time I'd say the civilian population will have moved on to better places.

Maybe Petraeus is having lots-o-fun in the cradle of civilization, but I'm sure as shit he's the only one!

Top Ten via DU...

I've been meaning to link to Earl G's Top Ten Conservative Idiots weekly publication for some time now...I'm just either too lazy or stupid to remember to do it. However, today I remembered so here it is (and will be every time a new list comes out):

via Democratic Underground

The Top Ten Conservative Idiots

Hey! America!!

How many mornings do you have to wake up coughing blood to realize that someone has been kicking you in the balls for the past six years?

Unsurprising, yet nonetheless tragic. Hey, let's just keep chipping away at everything so many of our brothers have died for. Seriously...who gives a fuck. Up until the fuckhole that is 43 took the helm - the world literally thought of us as the greatest country of all time. They may not have liked us, but at least we were respected. Now, we are a fucking joke - clown shoes, afraid to realize that we live in a pseudo-democracy and refusing to disrupt the convenience that we have come to expect for fear that we may actually have to think for ourselves. People are laughing at us...If this wasn't so fucking sad it would almost be funny!