Tag: America-Haters

Laffs and Surprises; Out of My Mind for 18 August 2009

I agree with that vile piece of garbage, Ted Nugent about this — but then, I would.

Another newspaper that won’t be missed. This is inexcuseable editorial ineptitude.

Actually, by and by, U.S. papers are pretty crappy. Read here what’s better, and what they should be.

I did declare meaningful healthcare reform dead, didn’t I? Obama did too! So who cares now whether it passes? The final bill will be garbage and probably will make things worse, certainly not better. After all, pretty much all that will be left will be compulsory coverage. That is, more people will be allowed to pay premiums to the insurers so they can be denied necessary coverage. It takes a sick mind to consider that reform, sick or a lying sacking of shit. Thank God, Barack Obama is president! And Mr. President, thank you and the MSM for reinvigorating the GOP: now needed more than ever. Assholes. Had the traitors on the ropes…. It was great giving a mandate to a Dem president so he could let GOPers and rightist Dems call the shots….

The public option: Back from the dead or did the House fail to get the news of its death?

Professor Krugman has his little obit for healthcare reform here. I only beg to differ on his point that Team Obama failed to comprehend the importance to progressives of a public option. Until proven otherwise, I believe, Obama personally doesn’t care. All he cares about is re-election and leaving office wealthy and lionized. Fool me once…. Attention, Mr. President: That’s one lousy reason to be president. The only way you’ll get re-elected is McCain/Palin redux because you’ll have a series of inexcuseable failures and the nation will be in the midst of the second dip of a W-shaped recession, thanks to your efforts.

This might be nice: The lack of a public option will may doom Obamacare.

This does worry me: How will the leftist journalism and bloggery  survive?

Wingnuts: Delusional. Liberals: Droning in denial. (And another example is here. You know, the market for bullshit has, like, eclipsed the old market for truth….)

The perverse genius of Niall Ferguson: Slammed for writing lead paragraphs can be interpreted by readers as racist, he bleats about his proof that the allusion was not a racist one wrong. His focus is, ultimately, on proving he isn’t a racist nor was the writing meant to be racist. Completely ignored is main issue: How did readers perceive the writing at issue. Ferguson deliberately ignores that to distract with his being. Well, I’m sorry, writings are, well, rad; a reader does not investigate the writer to double-check his intent and mentality, etc., as they read. It is this deep stupidity that is one of the things I so hate about the modern conservative. Or more simply, he is utterly dishonest, full of shit. As Professor K says, the turd is simply a poseur. Given his dishonesty, his intellectualism is shallow and false. Professor K provides an example of his shallowness, his willingness to substitute glibness for, you know, actual knowledge. Perhaps he can be sent back to his country….

Jeb Bush had his own bubble.

Proof that the wingnuts hate America.

Hotter than Palin (to me, at least).

Incredible! Most companies that back-dates did not get caught!

Let’s get justice for a genius driven to death by haters.

How to get high: Snort your money. Really. A possible explanation for the mania on Wall Street — it’s not just greed??

Let’s mangle us some English!

Now for a little topical humor for the young people (and young at heart):

I love this song, perfect Reggae-ish beat for the heat and sweetly melancholic lyrics:

Introducing The Death List: Out of My Mind for 16 August 2009

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. — Buddha

I guess little is doing as fine a job pushing papers over the brink as crushing debt taken by buyers when the prior owners just had to pig out, irregardless of the harm to their old paper…. I mean, there’s also lost advertising, some permanently so, as well as a failure to engage readers but still, I do think the debt is the worst.

Support the US at the risk of one’s life and then when aid and succor is requested of the US in exchange… rejected? Is this such a case?

Who does sponsor Beck and Limbaugh and O’Reilly and the other purveyors of anti-American hate? Ohhh, wait, the sponsors mostly want to reached kind of people who listen these nabobs of hate, not the listeners of Air America.

Why? I mean, really, why?

No comment: Rudy G. agrees with Sarah (when’s the divorce?) Palin….

If you want real healthcare reform, fuck Whole Foods. Figuratively, of course; actually, I mean boycott them.

Read: The A.P.’s plan to keep info from you.

As he does periodically, Alex Cockburn makes a good point which I’ve sort have known but have been sloppy making: This is not about healthcare reform but health insurance reform, a means to ensure that more people are covered (e.g. fewer people using emergency rooms as their primary physicians) and, one would hope, a reduction, if not cessation, of arbitrary denials. Obamacare has none of that…. In a way, it’s as much healthcare reform as Obama’s economic policies have brought any meaningful, necessary financial reform, which is to say, none, really. If I’m right, then, really, Obamacare is at least pointless and maybe bad. I’m ready to stick with my personal insurance plan: ready to file bankruptcy and leave everyone else hanging. They all will still have their Mercedes and I’ll be healthy and debt free.

This is depressing: The great failure of mainstream journalism and how it’s screwed up this country. Waiting to hear Steve Keller’s namby-pamby defense. Like this approach to journalism is doing anything good for anyone except the crazies. (Or you can just jump here.)

This may be part of the papers’ problem: They cover something once, late in the game, and actually think they have the influence of or can be a balance to cable having repeated the story first, and on a 24/7 basis.

Atrios succinctly shows why you can forget about reading any of the Wall Street bullshitting apologists and shows why this “great recession” will inevitably be W-shaped. More reason why it’s a W here.

How the banks are getting better: By simply lying about their finances, bad is simply called good and then taken as if they are good. There is now less than ever a place for the truth in all things political. It’s all about the lies. And the Big Journos have no problem simply spreading lies brainlessly. Well, when the profession gets essentially destroyed, maybe a few of the cream of the profession will be able to discover a clue to the reason why…. Meanwhile, where’s the legitimacy of crap like this? Inexcusable.

Wait, it’s worse! Miss a single mortgage payment and lose your building?

Wrong.

Hey, what is Schiavo living on? How are her bills paid? Why would private insurance pay? And if I can’t get a public option, public insurance certainly shouldn’t be paying in a situation like this. In a just world, the wingnuts would be paying….

The truth about “death panels”. Of course, the rightists are completely full of shit, without a scintilla of truth to their bleating. Attention, mainstream press: Where are you? At your death panel?

Sick.

Chris Christie’s qualification for being governor of New Jersey: He was Rove’s buttboy whore. God bless the post-Regan GOP: Taken this nation ever lower, aided and abetted by a mainstream press that can’t do too much to help the GOP, journalistic principles be damned.

In tribute to the GOP lies about “death panels”, I am now instituting the OoMM Death List. This blog’s death panel will now start those who earned the termination of their lives, whose absences will make the world just a little bit better.

The Death List:

Sarah Palin and Michael Steele.

Newt Gingrich (looonngg overdue of course).

This is what the GOP think is worthy of being on the Supreme Court. The new two-party system: The America-haters vs. the Wimps, the latter too corrupted to do anything about anything.

James Fallows is a deluded candy-ass. I do wish he was right, but he’s actually dead wrong.

This is too crazy to believe.

Query: How do mediocrities like this guy and his wife get so much publicity? Is it just from loads of schmoozing?

The awfulness of Mickey D.’s cuisine.

Maybe sincere prayer would do more than this idiocy:

Again, Why Shouldn’t I be Out of My Mind for 14 August 2009

Life is odd, never even. — Me

What does the Times have to do with promotion of healthcare reform? Regrettably, essentially nothing.Tell that to the proto-fascistic anti-American crazies — not that they’ll let a fact dissuade them from their hate radio and TV beliefs. (Remember: Walt Disney is finally essentially a fascist, just like the 60s delusions.)

Did I misread this maybe? The AP wants to build a news aggregator? Aren’t they dead-set against aggregators?

New boss same as the old boss indeed; different administration, our leaders still hate their troops and vets.

Fucking Rove: He did it. Here’s the proof (for those who believe in proof). Again, who did he help elect with his scummy tactics that made the world a better place? or even prevent the election of someone truly awful? Yeah, me neither…. So where’s the indictment?

Asshole redux: Niall Ferguson: If something is not meant racist but clearly can be interpreted as racist, how can one claim it racist just because it’s read that way? Simpler: Whether or not meant as a racist comment, it clearly could have been and was perceived as a racist statement. Be a man instead of a glib asshole (notwithstanding that’s how you made your wealth) and just take responsibility without the imbecilic whining. Can he now be sent back to his country? Please?

Assholes: Investors Business Daily. What is with the modern conservative? Completely unable to acknowledge mistakes notwithstanding, you know, facts and reality?

Thank you, Barack Obama: Thanks to your policies, wealth is growing even more concentrated amongst the nation’s wealthiest 0.01%. I’m no economist so cannot explain why but sffice to say that in a real-world sense, that is not a good thing. Not that he’s doing so well getting us, you know, genuine healthcare reform. Actually, he’s probably going to prevent real reform for another few decades…. Here‘s his latest surrender of an element of reform. It’s like the only thing keeping the GOP alive is his giving them legitimacy by caving to them all the time….

Oh, look, Professor K has a draft for the obit for the Obama administration!

Attention, Sarah Palin: The insurers don’t need no socialistic death panels; they’re doing great killing people without help.

CNBC also incited the teabagging proto-fascists to violence at town halls. Another journalistic source we can well afford to lose.

Asshole: And a great disappointment: John Edwards. Of course, it’s candy-ass to expect a pol to actually be a mensch — it’s mutually exclusive. But still.

Asshole: Timmy Geithner, lying front for the speculation bubble.

Asshole or cretin or what? USA Today dietitian recommends eating crap.

Scumbags: Marriott.

Scumbag: Whole Foods’ CEO. Just part of a pattern, here’s the latest: No need for “Obamacare”, just buy your stuff at his stores, it’s all the healthcare reform you need.

Too late, New York Times, you have already don’t enough damage. (See? I insult them and send them business! How can one complain?)

Oh, no, Bernie cheated on Ruth??

You do know that cheap is bad, it’s inexpensive that’s bad. The latter costs less than the former.

God, is there anything scarier than east Asian TV?

Whatever happened to Bruce Jenner? How did he end up with the kreepiest Kadashian?

This woman scares me!!!
This woman scares me!!!

Now if you want something less scary, like naked supermodels, look here.

Why So Happy? Out of My Mind for 12 August 2009

Assholes: Know-nothing pimps of torture.

Mexico: Really, the corruption permeates all levels of its society, doesn’t it? All levels.

What do we have? A statistical recovery?

The world’s greatest healthcare system: The the fee schedules are insane.

Cretins: The wingnuts, in the midst of an economic meltdown caused by an overly free market that cares solely for speculation, worries instead about affordable health insurance that actually covers stuff. The classic fear in a democracy: Ignoramuses riled up by demagogues (and “pundits”).

She’s so presidential…:

Karl Rove: Guilty! (But deep in our hearts, we knew it.)

That waterslide viddie? Faked!

You go, GM! Company’s first real innovation in decades!

What necessity mothers…:

Clearly, people used to have too much free time....
Clearly, people used to have too much free time....

What I’d love for my garage doors….

Wow! Rich drug dealers attract really hot girlfriends!
Wow! Rich drug dealers attract really hot girlfriends!

Pro-America, Pro-Freedom: Out of My Mind for 11 August 2009

Martyr Hero of the day:

“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” — Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who was just sentenced for fighting for freedom. (More about it here.)

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. — Henry David Thoreau

New crime: Poverty. Is this a great country or what? (And it explains maybe why the Big Media think multimillionaires suffer from poverty or whatever.)

Big Media assholes: The argument against Obamacare: In a system like the UK’s, Stephen Hawking probably wouldn’t have lived to grow up to be a genius. Clearly, the writer is no genius because then maybe he could have figured out that Hawking has lived essentially his entire life in the UK. Another paper we could afford to lose….

Professor Krugman explains for the slow how big government actually prevented the Great Depression 2 that Presidents McCain and Palin wouldn’t have or wouldn’t have been able to prevent.

Great Americans. More:

Sarah, you’re scared of death panels? The insurers have theirs already. Whatcha you and the other crazies gonna do about that?

The Rudy-Bernie connection (yes, there’s one).

If you have some money to spare, there’s a library in need.

How he attracted an over-the-hill star-fucker.
How he attracted an over-the-hill star-fucker.

God bless Schuey: Incredibly talented and almost always full of shit. Now he realized he was hurt a couple of months ago?

Kept on a plane grounded because of storms, without food, but with overflowing toilets, because all the TSA agents had left for the night. Is this a great country or what?

How to arrest potheads.

Damn! The burden of being a redhead.

See the mugshot of the day here.

What our kids are exposed to (and if there were any doubts to Miley’s paternity):

How Can One Rest? Out of My Mind for 9 August 2009

Atrios’ contributor is wrong about the health insurance reform, as is Atrios himself. Of course the insurers were against the bill initially. But why be against now that they got it gutted of all meaningful reform? They’re getting a windfall with all this people-will-be-required-to-be-insured nonsense, no robust public option, and a bunch of toothless requirements, the violation of which will result in meaningless wrist-slapping. The only reason they’ll keep fighting is that Obama is a clear pussy who can still be whipped some more. The insurers have essentially won’t, but they can still win bigger. Here, though, Atrios has a better description of what’s coming: neither reform nor an improvement. And here‘s the long version of the insurers’ victory. Thank God we have a deliriously popular leader and majorities in Congress. If we hadn’t…. Assholes.

This is how health insurance reform should be covered. The fact that it’s so unusual is, to say the least, damning.

Obama to the middle class: Drop dead.

Crap like this would be tacky even in a tabloid or on a cable news channel. Thank you, New York Times, for this display of your high standards and proof of Big Journalism’s obsession with dishonesty and proving its irrelevance. But then, Pinch Schulzberger never let anything like principle interfere with a helping a bud at the Times’ expense.

Sick fucks: The Teabaggers and their ilk. Indefensible. More of the same sickness here. So’s this asshole/congressman. And here‘s another worthless piece of life. Actually, here’s a different, cleaner, more accurate word for these assholes and sickos: Terrorists.

How does this happen? The mendacity (*koff koff*) of Big Journalism.

Times’ scoop: Paulson made policy for Goldman. If it wasn’t in the Times, I wouldn’t believe it…. Seriously, I wonder whether any of the editors at the Times follows news from any source but the Times.

Election 2012; Obama’s platform: “You have no alternative but me”. Actually, unlike Clinton, Obama’s predecessor was historically awful and his survivors are pretty clearly deranged with nothing to even appear to offer. Maybe Frank Rich put it best: Obama punked us (not that we had any choice).

Not only is our society about as racist as ever, ditto for sexism. Take away Big Business’ realization that crumbs of acceptance are necessary for business — non-whites and women actually buy pretty much the same stuff as white men, non-whites and women have talent and skills sometimes superior to white men — you’d be left with precious little progress over the years.

How did Ensign get ratted out? Was it by a fellow wacko? With friends like those….

The Perfect Blog: No Booze, No Drugs, No Perversion, No Scandal: Out of My Mind for 8 August 2009

Truth? Beloved Leader had a most excellent reason to invade Iraq: To prevent the Apocalypse. Seriously. At least according to some French former leader neither married to Carla Bruni nor for whom she was a groupie.

How the Times works and thereby fails: Supporting Creationism is okay, appearing in a fraudulent commercial is an offense requiring termination. Wait! This guy says it better!

This leaves me speechless, it’s so scary and what it reflects even scarier:

Do this. Won’t accomplish anything, I’m sure, but won’t hurt either.

A death then a lie exposed. What a surprise…. People’s need for perfection or to believe a successful person is a perfect person is really getting to me…..

Russian prisoners beauty pageant. Click on the image for more photos.
Russian prisoner's beauty pageant. Click on the image for more photos.

Reminds me of someone....
Reminds me of someone....