Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Knuckledragging Chickenhawks Trying to Get Keith Olbermann Suspended

It’s OK for Mush Bimbo and Sean what’s-his-name — the one whose hairline starts right above his eyebrows — to spew their hatred and drivel 24/7. But now the rightwads are calling for a boycott of MSNBC and the suspension of Keith Olbermann because he “hates the troops.” Isn’t that tired old soundbite getting kind of stale?

This drive is being spearheaded by the Douchebag-in-Chief of America’s Bowel Movement — one of the country’s largest organizations of chickenhawks and keyboard warriors.

Here is the link to the Chickenhawk Queen’s tantrum over Keith Olbermann. This page also has a link to the petition for getting Olbermann kicked off the air. I was hoping there would be a section where you could insert your own wording, but no such luck. I guess that makes sense — wingtards caint rite and spel verry gud.

In case you’re feeling nosy (now mind you I’m not condoning this): This link to the petition also shows a list of everybody who’s signed it. No peeking now.

America’s Bowel Movement’s largest dropping is also encouraging people to contact MSNBC. On that we can agree. Please contact them (here’s a link — hope this helps) and ask them to please ignore the drooling mouthbreathing hatewads. Keith Olbermann is the best thing that’s happened to MSNBC. They need to keep him.

As of this writing, a whopping 708 people have signed the recall-Olbermann petition. Ooooohhhh, a groundswell.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger People in the Sun said...

Hey, I wonder if your count of signatures include these ones:

* Lil Bush (from) in your ass,
* R. U. Kidding me,
* Larry Craig (from) 2nd stall from the back,
* J Edgar Hoover (next to Craig)

And of course, number 616:

* Lord Voldemot, from the Oval Office.

May 25, 2008 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger People in the Sun said...

Thanks for the link. I've just signed it--number 714.

May 25, 2008 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

People In The Sun: LOL. I didn't scroll down through the list until after I'd already written the post. I'm glad a few people have "hijacked" the petition by putting in funny signatures. Thanks for signing it.

May 25, 2008 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

Sean Hannity, Bill O so Really, and The Clear Water company, if I'm not mistaken are all owned by Murdock. This is the reason the AM dial is filled with their puke! I can't get MSNBC here, but god how I miss watching Olbermann.....GO GO GO!!

May 25, 2008 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

American Hill Billy: I never watch Olbermann on TV (or any of the other pundits either). I've just seen YouTube videos of his speeches at various blogs, etc. He's really great. He socks it to the neocons like no other "mainstream" commentator. No wonder the wingtards are out to get him.

May 25, 2008 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

What a joke. Isn't it funny how right-wing, flag-waving, pro-constitution right-wingers are the first to want to squash fee speech?

The only people who truly support our troops are those who want them the fuck out of this mess Dubya has gotten us into.

May 26, 2008 at 5:21 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Good thing MSNBC, for all of its faults, isn't the FCC. Hell with 708, eight complaints would've gotten him off the air.

May 26, 2008 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger rockync said...

Seems the right have their panties in a wad because Olbermann wondered why two of their hatemongering mouthpieces hated our troops by continuing to support their slaughter.
I have quite a few family and friends who have served in the military and fought in several wars. All courageous and honorable men. Some lived to be old war horses who died in their beds, others remain forever young in my mind and my heart - they didn't make it back. When we lose our best and our brightest on the battlefield, what is left?
These are the reasons I love and support the men and women who serve in the military with honor, a sense of duty and unwaivering patriotism while praying for peace.

May 26, 2008 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: Those rightwingers are pathetic. With all the hate and jingoism that they spew out, and then they have a tantrum when somebody throws a little bit of it back at them.

Randal: Good point. I hadn't thought of that. Tens of millions of people complain about media consolidation and the FCC doesn't hear anything. One person complains about an offensive TV show and the FCC springs into action.

Rockync: I did this post in a hurry; I read about this on a rightwing blog and just spewed out the post. The Right has their panties in a twist because Olbermann accused two rightwing mouthpieces of "hating the troops," not because Olbermann "hates the troops" (which of course he does, according to them).

But the irony is just too much. For years, anyone who criticizes Bush "hates America." Anyone who criticizes the war in Iraq "hates the troops." And when a rightwing pundit gets his own soundbite thrown back at him, the wingnuts have a tantrum.

I personally don't think anybody hates the troops or hates the country. People should be able to disagree on an issue without slandering each other.

May 26, 2008 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger rockync said...

I think I didn't say what IU wanted to clearly enough. I see the irony - Olbermann (and myself) wants to see our troops out or Iraq so he and, by extention, many other Americans "hate the troops." When Keith pointed out that by continuing to leave troops to be slaughtered, they were actually showing their "hate" for the troops. He made a valid point for which they had no answer and so they want to silence him.
I only stated my ties to the military to highlight how I can love our soldiers enough to want them home, alive and contributing their unique talents to their country rather than decomposing in an early grave.

May 26, 2008 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Rockync: Oh, I knew what you meant. I think you and I (and Olbermann) are in agreement. I don't have any personal ties to the military right now; a few distant acquaintances are serving right now. But I was in the Navy during Vietnam, a cousin was in the Army during roughly that same period, and my 2 older brothers were in the Army during the Korean War.

So absolutely, for the people who want to end the Iraqi war, it's because we want the troops out of that madhouse and out of harm's way. Some wars in the past have been necessary, but this isn't one of them.

And yes, we definitely want our soldiers home and alive and contributing their talents here instead of being massacred in a needless endless war.

May 26, 2008 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Liz Trotta calls for the assassination of Barack Obama and no one bats an eye. But dare to question the patriotism of war mongers who think we should keep sending soldiers to the meat grinder of Iraq, well they should not only be fired, tarred and feathered as well!

May 26, 2008 at 7:25 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Christ Almighty! Thanks for the news. I never heard about this. As far as I know, we have laws clearly forbidding threats, or even deathwish comments, against public figures.

If we have these laws, that asshole needs to have the book thrown at her. If there isn't any such law, then I'm gonna start making a lot more blunt comments about the Bush-Cheney gang.

May 26, 2008 at 8:41 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Fortunately, at least to my knowledge, Melanie Morgan isn't carried locally. But I've seen her in a couple of guest shots on cable channels. They don't invite her back. That's probably because she comes off as unruly and unhinged. I'm not just being sarcastic; you have to see her in one of these to believe it.

May 27, 2008 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: She's really a piece of work, from everything I've seen and heard. She's too far out on the fringe even for most conservatives.

She claims her organization -- "Move America Forward" -- has over a million members, and yet she can barely muster 800-and-something signatures on this petition. And some of them are bogus. Check out that link in the post, if you haven't already; some of those "signatures" are really a riot.

May 27, 2008 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

The way Bush's America goes they will probably succeed unless we bombard MSNBC with support ofr Olbermann.

May 27, 2008 at 5:34 AM  
Anonymous Vice said...

That's all they have? I mean what a total waste of time! What is it about these right wing idiots that can't handle a little honest criticism? But yet when their right wing radio 'God' speaks, they all listen and obey, and take his words as gospel! What a crock!

May 27, 2008 at 6:04 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Larry: I don't know; Keith Olbermann's ratings are pretty high. His job is probably safe. But I just can't believe the Right's reaction to him. They've spent 5 years spewing out "you hate America!" and "you hate the troops!" and then they go ballistic when somebody throws their same soundbite back at them.

Vice: Yup, a waste of time is right. And talk about being able to dish it out but not take it. It's almost sad that a million-member organization can barely get 800 signatures on an online petition, and the petition started almost a week ago.

May 27, 2008 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Yeah, Liz Trotta can laugh about Obama getting assassinated on Fox but people are up in arms about Keith. Why? Keith speaks truth to power and they can't stand it. Of course, many of his most recent attackers have come from Hillary supporters who don't think he's playing fair with her.

May 27, 2008 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Robert: Yup, talk about double standards. Olbermann throws back the same soundbite that the wingnuts have been using for years, and they're trying to take him off the air. Somebody on Fox jokes about assassinating Obama, and that's just AOK. That's the trouble with dictators and rightwing nutcases -- they think the law doesn't apply to them.

May 27, 2008 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Mentarch said...

I'm number 889! ;-)

May 27, 2008 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mentarch: LOL. Thanks for signing.

May 27, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger American Hill BIlly said...

Rockync, My heart goes out to those that you've personally lost. We have a god damn Cabal running the whole "PLACE" right now. Note of interest......there is a bill that passed the House, but hasn't been voted on in the Senate. The bill is to stop THE PENTAGON PROPAGANDA MACHINE. The Pentagon has actually been training all the news Experts to be pro war..for the last few years


May 27, 2008 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

Hi Tom, as you can see I am a little burned out from with politics right now.

I had not heard about this silly move to kick Olbermann off the air. It seems that the truth really hurt the conservatives to the point that they will do anything to stop it.

May 27, 2008 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

American Hill Billy: Yeah, I was surprised to read about that, that our "news" analysts were just reciting what the Pentagon told them to say.

Let's Talk: Yes, I've seen that you haven't posted lately. Hope you'll go back to it soon. Yeah, I can't believe the Right went so ballistic over Olbermann's comments. It's OK for them to yell out "you hate the troops!" to everybody who disagrees, but let a liberal use the same soundbite and the wingnuts go berserk.

May 27, 2008 at 11:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keith Olbermann is a Hypocritical dirtbag who works for a man in Jeffrey Immelt, that has sold weapons to Iran. Immelt has profitted off of Americans deaths and Olbermann works for him. Keith obviously condones such barbarics since he never mentions it on his disgusting TV show and still takes a paycheck from this disgusting man Immelt. Remeber Keith, You can't have ethics when you work for Immelt no matter how much kool-aid you have them drink!

May 14, 2009 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger People in the Sun said...

Anonymous, your mama.

May 20, 2009 at 10:23 PM  

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