Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sorry, Union-Busters: Generalissimo Antonin Scalia is Still Dead

The gift that keeps on giving.  Antonin Scalia died so unions can live another day.

Last January the U.S. Supreme Court was champing at the bit to uphold Friedrichs v. California Teachers Associationa blatant attempt to de-fund public sector unions.  A lower court had ruled against the Oligarchs and in favor of unionsAnd the Supreme Court — without Dead Tony to back them up has now issued a one-sentence order that the lower court ruling still stands.

And how about a moment of Schadenfreude for poor old Turtle Head McConnell, whose continuous Supreme Court obstructionism has been all for naught.  (I think it's an insult to turtles to compare them to Mitch McConnell, which is why the linked Urban Dictionary definition of Turtle Head is so much more fitting.)

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

The True Meaning of Easter

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Earth to Republicans: There's No Such Thing as a Left-Handed Monkey Wrench or a Sky Hook

In case you've wondered how conservatives keep getting conned into voting against their own interests — Wonder no more.  P.T. Barnum vastly overestimated these people's intelligence.

Shown below is a March 23rd story from The Onion.    There was such an outpouring of rightwing outrage over the article and photo — Snopes had to debunk the story.


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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Paul Ryan Apologizes to Disabled Veterans, Social Security Recipients and other Takers

The winner of today's Gee, Ya Think?!?!? Award goes to Paul Ryan:

“There was a time that I would talk about a difference between 'makers' and 'takers' in our country, referring to people who accepted government benefits. But as I spent more time listening, and really learning the root causes of poverty, I realized something. I realized that I was wrong. 'Takers' wasn't how to refer to a single mom stuck in a poverty trap, trying to take care of her family. Most people don't want to be dependent. And to label a whole group of Americans that way was wrong. I shouldn't castigate a large group of Americans just to make a point.”

 A day late and a dollar short, Asshole.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

What is America's IQ?


Friday, March 18, 2016

The Party of George Lincoln Rockwell

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

God Has Spoken to Marco Rubio: “Drop Out, Loser!”

Marco Rubio has finally left the GOP clown car, saying:

“It is not God's plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever.”

Apparently the voters of Florida — Rubio's home state — weren't too keen on the idea either.  Marco Rubio is every bit as mean-spirited as Donald Trump and just as batshit crazy as Ted Cruz; he just does a better job of hiding it behind his smarmy car-salesman persona.

Good fuckin' riddance.


Monday, March 14, 2016

Season 4 of The Americans

All right!!!  This Wednesday, March 16th at 10 p.m. on FX The Americans begins its miraculous fourth season.  Miraculous because The Americans is one of those programs that gets sky high critical acclaim but rock bottom Nielsen ratings.  The best TV show you're not watching and all that.

It takes place in the early '80s in a Washington D.C. suburb.  Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are two KGB agents disguised as a typical suburban American family.  They're on friendly terms with their next door neighbor — an FBI agent (Noah Emmerich) whose top priority is seeking out Russian spies.  Their teenage daughter (Holly Taylor) has been asking way too many questions about the family's vast network of friends and relatives — all of whom are KGB operatives.

So put a bottle or two of Русский Стандарт  in the freezer and settle in for some white-knuckle suspense every Wednesday evening at 10.


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Friday, March 11, 2016

Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson keyboard virtuoso and composer has died at age 71.  I haven't thought much about Emerson, Lake and Palmer in the last few decades, but they had some brilliant albums in the early 1970s.

Here's Trilogy (from the album of the same name).


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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Republican Candidates Reject Satan. Or, you know, except when...

Monday, March 07, 2016

The Party of Lincoln...

Sunday, March 06, 2016

What's the Difference between Mitt Romney's Dog and the GOP?

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Aubrey McClendon Has Left The Building

Aubrey McClendon one of the most ruthless of the fracking barons and former CEO of Chesapeake Energy has been killed in a one-car accident.  When it came to purchasing local politicians, cheating and threatening landowners every way imaginable, Chesapeake Energy had no rivals.

Now, before you get your Schadenfreude on — Aubrey McClendon had just been indicted on federal anti-trust charges the previous day.

Was his one-car accident a suicide?  Did he pull a Kenneth Lay and fake his own death?  Perhaps some of his fellow conspirators were afraid McClendon might roll over on them in return for a lighter sentence, and arranged for him to have an “accident.”

If that's the case, who are these people and what information are they so desperate to conceal?

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Zany Quotations from Ted Cruz

Haven't seen any of these Bad Lip Reading videos for awhile.

Ted Cruz will now entertain you.

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