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I am Suji to Seoul. I changed my name because I lost the password and do not have access to the email anymore. I have lived in East Asia for six years, speak fluent Mandarin and basic Korean. I am married to an amazing Chinese girl and teach A-level and IGCSE History/Geography. I currently write the Top Ten list in an attempt to get EarlG and Skinner to bring it back.

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Mayor 'Kind Of Agreed' With White Supremacist Accused Of Killing 3 At Jewish Centers

Source: Huff Post

Marionville, Missouri Mayor Dan Clevenger said he "kind of agreed" with some of the beliefs of Frazier Glenn Cross, the 73-year-old accused of killing three people outside of a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City on Sunday.

In an interview with KSPR, Clevenger said Cross -- who also goes by the name Frazier Glenn Miller -- was "ery fair and honest and never had a bit of problems out of him."

"He was always nice and friendly and respectful of elder people, you know, he respected his elders greatly. As long as they were the same color as him," Clevenger said.

"Kind of agreed with him on some things but, I don't like to express that too much," Clevenger told KSPR, which noted the mayor had expressed his views before:

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/16/dan-clevenger-frazier-glenn-cross_n_5161918.html?1397683235&icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D465717

Here's something this dipshit said before in an LOTE:

That hasn't always been the case. Nearly a decade ago, Clevenger wrote a letter to the editor of the Aurora Advertiser.

"I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings," wrote Clevenger. "The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."

The letter continued.

"Made a few Jews rich by killin' us off."

He also spoke of the "Jew-run government backed banking industry turned the U.S into the world's largest debtor nation."

All I can say is fuck you, asshole.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Thu Apr 17, 2014, 07:57 AM (36 replies)

Top Ten Conservative Idiots of the Week #37

Schm-Huckabee Edition

So we're back for another edition and what a week it was for duck-fuckery. Wingnuts went hogwild in Nevada (2), Florida Government proves its a bunch of gun humping morons (4), Vance McAllister is a huge hypocrite (7) and Rush Limbaugh declares war on Stephen Colbert (1). And as always, don't forget the key.

Mike Huckabee

Former governor of Arkansas, former president also-ran and current spawn of Satan Mike Huckabee decided to open his mouth and spit out so many turds of wisdom it was hard to keep track. Usually when this dim bulb says something, it's ignored. But this week is an exception.

Deciding to go all out on the “I hate gays” line, Mike of Moronville burped out this homophobic missive.

Delivering the keynote address to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition, Huckabee said he didn't "care what people do personally in their individual lives," according to CNN.

"I'm not against anybody. I'm really not," he said. "I'm not a hater. I'm not homophobic."

Sure you aren't, buddy. We'll accept that. So when you say their individual lives, does that mean you're for gay people getting married? Hell no . . . so you are a liar and a hypocrite too. Since you want to control who can and cannot get married, you do care “what people do personally in their individual lives."

He didn't stop with that. He decided to double down a little.

HUCKABEE: But … when people say, 'Why don't you just kind of get on the right side of history?' I said, 'You've got to understand, this for me is not about the right side or the wrong side of history, this is the right side of the Bible, and unless God rewrites it, edits it, sends it down with his signature on it, it's not my book to change.

The right side of the bible? The extreme right side. BTW, does God talk to you? He tells you what's right and wrong. . .and you act accordingly? So, Mike Huckabee, through oratory, or radio broadcasts or just talking out of your former huge fat ass, give God's orders to the rest of the world! Well, meet the prophet from Arkansas! Let's have a book of Huckabee. We will slip you in neatly between Numbers and Deuteronomy. (My apologies to Inherit the Wind fans).

It's like fundies truly believe their Smart Phones have a speed dial hookup to God and God will stop everything and answer them. Those in the God biz truly are completely up their own ass.

But he didn't stop. He went on to attack Obama's christian convictions. You know, because gayo-Americans want to be full citizens with full rights.

"He said it was because of his Christian convictions. Does he have them or does he not?" Huckabee told Ingraham. "If one has them, they don't change depending on what the culture does. You don't take an opinion poll to come up with a new point of view."

He laid out three possible scenarios to explain the president's change of heart: "Were you lying then or are you lying now or did the Bible get re-written?"

Huckabee loves his echo chambers. Fixed Noise, that harpie Laura Ingraham. Jesus said love all as your brother. Nowhere did he said “unless they like to sleep with other men.” Then we can hate them and deny them rights everyone else has. Why doesn't this asshole just move to Uganda already and enjoy the gay bashing there? Oh, I know why. . .too many black people.

So, because of all this gay acceptance, according to Huckabee, North Korea is more free than the US. Yes, you heard that right. A country with gulags, execution through explosion and starving dogs and a place where men in Pyongyang are required to have Kim Jong Un haircuts or face arrest is more free than the US.

Huckabee: "I'm beginning to think there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States."

He cites the TSA patdowns. This prick didn't mind it when Bush was in office. . .but now he hates it. H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.T.E. Big time!

HUCKABEE: When I go to the airport, I have to get in the surrender position, people put hands all over me, and I have to provide photo ID and a couple of different forms and prove that I really am not going to terrorize the airplane – but if I want to go vote I don’t need a thing.

BECAUSE, dipshit, VOTING IS A FUCKING RIGHT!!! Riding on an airplane isn't. Which Amendment says you have the right to do that? I do agree with you though. . .the screenings, searches and bullshit is overkill, but your boy Bush and his little sycophant Tom Ridge made it happen, so deal with it. USA PATRIOT Act. Something you supposed, Mikey.

But let's look at his statement. “If I want to go vote.” I am sure, in Pyongyang, people line up around the corner to vote. I hear someone is running against Jabba the Kim next year. His name is “Ai Weil Dai,” because anyone that is suspected of disrespecting the Great Successor dies.

You know, like what happens in the US when the Republicans disrespect Obama. But it doesn't. So if you like North Korea soooo much, Mikey. . .head on over. Enjoy all the freedom a Stalinist regime still fighting the cold war can give you.

Bundy Ranch Idiots

Okay, so here's the backstory. Some guy in Nevada, let's call him Chump Change, is a cattle rancher using federal land so his cattle can graze. He was hit with grazing fees, but being a good Republican piece of crap that believes in the rule of law, he told the feds to go pound sand. So the feds got a court order to prevent Chump Change from grazing on federal all. All ranchers agreed with the court order. Not Chump Change. Laws are for other people. This was 15 years ago.

So, in the past week or so, the BLM said “enough of this crap” due to the drought and the endangered species in the area. They began to take the cattle by force off federal land, because, as you know, this is called trespassing. So what did Chump Change do? He flipped off the court order again and appealed to idiots like Sean Hannity and Alex Jones and Glenn Beck that see conspiracies when they wipe their asses.

In come the wingnuts, tempers blazing at the federal government for daring to enforce law. Freedumb! Freedumb!!! Li-ber-tee! Freedumb!

To add to the fun, Teabagging militia member have decided to descend upon Nevada and stir up more shit.

So they threaten, refuse to follow court orders, do their best to blame the Feds for following and trying to enforce a court order. Let's repeat that. A COURT ORDER! Because everyone has the right to tell court orders to kiss their ass. Especially if you are a “I hate the government” militia type.

Good news for the Bundy idiots, though. The Feds backed down. So much for the court order.

The dispute less than 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas between rancher Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had simmered for days. Bundy had stopped paying fees for grazing his cattle on the government land and officials said he had ignored court orders.

Anti-government groups, right-wing politicians and gun-rights activists camped around Bundy's ranch to support him in a standoff that tapped into long-simmering anger in Nevada and other Western states, where vast tracts of land are owned and governed by federal agencies.

The bureau had called in a team of armed rangers to Nevada to seize the 1,000 head of cattle on Saturday but backed down in the interests of safety.

Great. Embolden these assholes even more. Why do they use kid gloves with right wing militia members but come down on OWS and left wing protesters with batons and tear gas?

An Arizona state representative in attendance, David Livingston, said the battle over the Bundy cows would serve as a unifying event for lawmakers across 11 western states working on state sovereignty issues

"This was a major tipping point," Livingston said.

So the next time some nutter screams “Rule of Law,” tell them about Cliven Bundy and his respect for the law. H.Y.P.O.C.R.I.T.E.S. Then fight the urge not to pick up the heaviest object you can find and try to beat the stupid out of them.

Lew Oliver

The Republicans have a problem. The largest ethnic group in the country, Latinos, tend to vote against them in droves, unless they are Cuban in Florida. Then they vote Republican because they have an axe to grind with Castro because before Castro, they had the power under Batista. Just as Gloria Estefan, whose father was one of Batista's personal bodyguards.

Anyway, Republicans in Florida are beginning to lose their stranglehold on the Latino vote because, as Lew Oliver puts its, too many Puerto Ricans have come to Florida.

The Republican leader of one of Florida's most populous urban centers was asked this week why his party was faring so poorly among voters in the area. His answer was that government-loving "semi-socialist" Puerto Ricans are moving in and changing things for the worse.

The Orlando Sentinel noted yesterday that voter registrations in Orange County, which includes Orlando, had changed significantly since the last election cycle in 2012: Democrats picked up a few thousand new voters, while the GOP actually lost 247 voters. In fact, registered Republicans are now the number three demographic in the region, trailing Dems and voters who registered as "independent" or "no party affiliation"—the fastest-growing segment.

Oh yes. . .semi-socialist Puerto Ricans. You know, American citizens, since Puerto Rico is an American protectorate (can't say colony. The American government isn't imperialistic, wink-wink). So because American citizen chose to live in the Orlando area, things have gotten worse. After all, that bastard Alan Grayson was re-elected. How dare people vote for Grayson? On top of being a liberal, he's a JEW!!!

The Sentinel gave both parties' county chairmen a chance to comment on the new numbers, and the Democratic head offered some banal boilerplate about Republican corruption. But Lew Oliver, the chairman of the Orange County GOP—pictured above with embattled Florida Gov. Rick Scott—went in another direction altogether, blaming his party's performance on new "demographics or national trends"—to wit, self-interested Hispanics with a poor work ethic:

The great grand irony of it all is that the massive predominantly Puerto Rican influx that has accounted for nearly all of this is the result of Puerto Ricans almost without exception fleeing Puerto Rico and other states whose economic opportunities have diminished. What do all those places have in common? Puerto Rico, Chicago, Illinois, New York? Democrat governments. You would think at least of few of them would figure that out. If you like a semi-socialist government where the highest aspiration is a nice secure government job, Puerto Rico is heaven on earth, PLUS nice weather!


Wow! Lazy, shiftless Ricans. Go back to where-ever you came. Damn, anti-American brown people. Why can't you be good Latinos, like Cubans. You know Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. . .thems good. The rest of you. You all suck!

Oliver ended his interview by saying “If those s—cs aren't bad enough, let me tell you about them beaners and wetbacks that are coming into this State.”

Heather Fitzenhagen

Over the objections of the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida House has passed a bill that would allow all gun owners to conceal their weapons in public during hurricane evacuations, toxic events, and riots.

Yes, please read that again.

Over the objections of the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida House has passed a bill that would allow all gun owners to conceal their weapons in public during hurricane evacuations, toxic events, and riots.

Did it sink in? Now, people can carry guns during Hurricane Andrew style storms and toxic events. Toxic events. I thought the zombie apocalypse would mean that you have to chop their heads off, not shoot them.

Because as we all know, the more guns we have, the safer we are! Just as Gabby Giffords and the people in Littleton and the movie theater in Colorado, Newtown, University of Texas, University of Virginia, and Fort Hood.

The sad thing is this passed 80-36, so more than 2/3s of the legislators voted for the NRA abombination.

The bill, HB 209, which was strongly supported by the National Rifle Association, passed 80-36, according to the Miami Herald. Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, (R-Fort Myers), who sponsored the bill, called it a win for liberty.

“The bells of liberty are surely ringing throughout Florida today,” she said. “We are making sure that no Floridian in lawful possession of a firearm must leave it behind while evacuating in an officially declared state of emergency.”

Oh, the piousness is sickening. There is a law that says “if you have a gun in an emergency, you must leave it in your home?” Is there? Honestly. This works well.

And it's so popular that the police love this idea. . .well, not quite.

However sheriffs from around the state opposed the bill, calling it “crazy.” “The bill is crazy, it’s absurd,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri.

Disregarding recent controversies over Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law, Rep. Jimmie Smith, (R-Inverness), said concerns over the new law are overblown. “Every single time we’ve made changes to protect the Second Amendment rights of people, we hear about this wild wild west,” Smith said. “It’s going to be more dangerous. Shootings everywhere. And yet, we have one of the lowest rates of crime we’ve ever been at.”

What the hell does those communist, freedom hating police know about violence and crime? They just hate the second amendment.

And Jimmie Smith. . .when you say that. . .you tend to forget Trayvon Martin. But he doesn't matter. He's black.

Liz Cheney

Dick Cheney's succubus of a daughter still infects the airwaves with her bullcrap, trying to save her Troll-under-the-bridge father's legacy. And just like all Republicans, she has Ben-ghasm! Yes, that sexual disorder where Republicans bust a fat nut manufacturing a scandal that doesn't exist and it's there at all.

So, Liz gets on the air and claims that people need to stop investigating torture and investigate Benghazi. Oh no, not this shit again. First, the reason for the banshee wail.

Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 to request that the White House declassify parts of an investigation into the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program, whose chief backer in the Bush White House was former Vice President Dick Cheney.

And now her banshee wail.

SUCCUBUS: If you’re going to say that we should not have conducted the enhanced interrogation program, if you’re going to say that we shouldn’t have waterboarded three terrorists, then you’ve got to say that you’re willing to accept the consequences of that. You’ve got to be willing to say how many American lives would you have been willing to put at risk because you didn’t want to waterboard Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

Wow. We executed the Japanese that waterboarded people after WW2. I guess pandering to fear is good for this crazy loon. I mean, torture did not do anything productive. It was a good recruitment poster for terrorist organizations, but nothing worthwhile was gained for the United States.

Isn't that right, Liz Cheney?

Please go away now. Just go away. Better yet. . .Hell is calling. They want you to come back, Liz. Figure out the fastest way to there. And take your cyborg daddy with you.

Chuck Gatshenberger

On every woman's list of things to do comes certain normal activities:

01: Buying a car
02: Finding a good job
03: Looking for a good life partner, depending on your sexual orientation.
04: Having a family, if one should choose.
05: Going to the market when need.
06: Buying carpets.
07: Having an abortion.

Yes, according to Chuck Gatshenberger , the first and the sixth are similar to the seventh. Buying cars and carpets is the same as abortion. You can pick up your bottom jaw off the ground now.

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri who is sponsoring a bill that would mandate women seeking an abortion undergo an ultrasound and wait three days for the procedure defended his measure Tuesday, suggesting a woman getting an abortion should treat it with the same deliberation as shopping for cars or carpeting.

Kind of like a cooling off period, huh? Okay. Sounds stupid enough. Makes about as much sense as the legitimate rape comment from Todd Akin.

Please proceed, dipshit!

State Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger (R) explained to his colleagues on the Missouri House's Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities committee that when he goes to buy a new vehicle, he doesn't just make a snap decision.

"I have to look at it, get information about it, maybe drive it, you know, a lot of different things. Check prices," he said, according to video recorded by Progress Missouri. "There's lots of things that I do putting into a decision. Whether that's a car, whether that's a house, whether that's any major decision that I put in my life. Even carpeting."

Bottom jaw back on the floor. So, let's see. . .to a woman, the decision to have an abortion is as simple as which socks to wear. All abortions are snap decisions. Woman finds out they are pregnant and they run to the pre-natal clinic for an abortion immediately. No thought, no consideration. . .just “get this thing out of me now!” Wow!

"I was faced with a decision that I didn't have very much information that I knew about," he added. "So I wanted to be as informed as possible, and that's what this bill is. Giving them as much information as possible."

You were faced with an abortion, Chuckie? Wow, due tell. Ripley's would be interested too.

So, let's recap. According to Dipshit here, having an abortion is the same as deciding paper or plastic. And because woman are irrational and will make decisions without thinking, we need to impose a cooling off period so their hormonal urges calm and some man can convince them the sanctity of life is more important than the quality of life.

How can any woman vote for these people? And the war on women continues. Expect Dipshit to introduce a bill next week stating that women are too emotional to buy cars and houses, so the sellers should talk to the closest man first before selling them anything. Because you women folk are just too stupid to breathe.

Vance McAllister

Entering into the “Party of Personal Responsibility” file, we find #7 on the list. . .Vance McAllister (R-Louisiana). See, he's a good Christain man.

He believes in Jesus, and God, and the flag, motherhood, apple pie, a wife, 2.3 kids, a white picket fence and the ten commandments. Except that commandment that says something about not committing adultery. That commandment is optional, especially when your johnson needs to find something new and you think no one can see you.

Rep. Vance McAllister, who ran on a "faith, family, and country" platform for his freshman term in the House, was caught on video kissing a member of his staff. McAllister, a married Republican from Louisiana, was elected to replace Rep. Rodney Alexander in a special election last November. The video was first posted to the the Ouachita Citizen's website on Monday. Later on Monday, McAllister released a statement "asking for forgiveness."

Whoops. . .well, if David Vitter can buy hookers and wear diapers (another toad from Louisiana), then Vance McAllister can suck face with a staffer behind his wife's back and still call himself a good Christian.

Notice how it works. . .he begs for forgiveness. Democrats need to resign, but Republicans just beg forgiveness and expect to not be held to the standard they set for Democrats. Anthony Weiner was forced to resign for Sexting. . .Eliot Spitzer for screwing escorts. Mark Sanford hikes the old Appalachian Trail, which begins in Maine and ends in a South American woman's vagina, and he gets elected to Congress. David Vitter gets caught with hookers and gets re-elected to the Senate. Amazing the hypocrisy.

The blurry video — which was seems to be recorded from security footage of McAllister's district office in Monroe, Louisiana on December 23 — shows the Congressman embracing and kissing a woman who has been identified by the paper as one of his aides. Although the video does not contain a clear close up of McAllister's face, reporter Zach Parker at the Citizen explained to the Wire that "we know McAllister. We know what he looks like. I believe he spoke to the Monroe Chamber of Commerce in that same shirt and jacket, too." The Ouachita Citizen notes that they obtained the video through an anonymous source, and identified both McAllister and the aide in question as its subjects. They also recognized the office shown on the video, which previously served as former Rep. Alexander's Monroe district offices.

Don't worry, he ain't going nowhere. The rubes in his district will re-elect him. So the next time you see a 20 year old playboy doing this, just remember. . .that prick in twenty years will be in Congress.

Rick Scott and Paul LePage

A two-fer of one term Teabag Republican governors comes in 8th this week. First, we go back to Florida. Yes, southerners, the Top Ten list is going to bash the South again.

Rick Scott, scumbag par excellent, is a known scam artist, fraud and liar. And he just doubled down on the biggest ACA lie ever told. First, the lie:

On Wednesday Scott deflected questions by reporters about the ads, produced by the Pro-Scott political committee Let’s Get to Work. "Clearly, the ad's accurate (sic)," Scott said. He refused to elaborate.

The insurance company that the claim is built around is Florida Blue, which warned last fall that 300,000 of their customers' insurance plans could be canceled through Obamacare because those plans didn't comply with the law.

Okay, more talking points, more bullshit. What's the problem?

But Florida Blue told the Herald that, contrary to the ads, 300,000 plans had not been canceled through Obamacare.

"To date, most of the members in our pre-ACA plans have kept their plans," Florida Blue spokesman Paul Kluding said.

Okay, so the scumsucking bottom feeder lied. Should we be surprised? The best thing to do is to say “yes, I lied. I'm sorry. I'll do a better job at fact checking.” But not if you're a Republican! If you're a Republican, it's never that. It's always lie, lie about lying, lie to cover up the lie about lying and then attack the messenger as partisan for discovering the lie to cover up the lie about lying.

"We were already told last fall that 300,000 Floridians were going to lose their insurance," Scott said.
When pressed about the ads' 300,000 plans claim, Scott just pivoted back to railing against Obamacare.

"If you look around the state, Obamacare has had an impact on a lot of people's plans," Scott said. "They're losing their doctors. And they're losing the plans."

Keep it up, dickhead. Charlie Crist already has a six point lead.

Up north, in Maine, plurality governor Paul LePage has vetoed Medicaid expansion for the third time, speaking platitudes and acting like an ass. . .you know, Paul LePage at all times.

Though the expansion bill cleared the legislature, it did not pass with enough votes to override LePage's veto, the Portland Press Herald reported, which is also what killed its predecessors.

Medicaid expansion "would have a disastrous impact on Maine’s budget, as well as those truly needy individuals, our disabled and elderly, who rely today on the scarce resources in our program,” LePage said in his veto message. “Maine has been down this road before, and we must learn from previous experience.”

More than 24,000 Mainers have been left without health coverage under Obamacare because the state hasn't expanded Medicaid.

Wow! So much bullshit in so few words. John Kasich, Tom Corbett, Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Pat McCrory, Paul LePage, Rick Snyder. . .please, if there is a God, wake the American people up and vote these douchey bastards out of office in November. Please!

Maybe then we can all repair the damage.

Pat Robertson

Back on the list for a second week in a row is Pat Robertson. Last week, his racism got the better of him as he decided that stereotypes about Jews makes compelling TV on the 700 Club. This week, God's chosen asshat has decided to ask God for deliverance; basically asking God to remove Obama from office. At least he didn't call for an assassination, just divine intervention.

Pat Robertson today asked God to "deliver" the US from President Obama before it's too late. After implying that Obama is a Muslim, Robertson told 700 Club viewers: "We need to do something to pray to be delivered from this president. He is a disaster, an absolute disaster. Democrat, Republican or whatever, this country is into serious decline unless something dramatic is done about it."

Such sentiments are nothing new from the right-wing televangelist. Robertson has previously suggested that Obama is a "crypto-Muslim" and once during George W. Bush's presidency prayed for God to remove justices from the Supreme Court.

Is it time for another famous Patwa? “God, save the country from Obama. He only enabled nine million people to have access to affordable health care. Please God, make it so. Please! Please, with sprinkles and a cherry on top.”

BTW, what the hell is a crypto-Muslim? A Muslim that worships while watching Tales from the Crypt?

While promoting a Christian Broadcasting Network booklet, “Islam: Religion of Peace or War?,” Robertson suggested Obama professed faith in Islam during a 2012 address to the UN General Assembly where he said that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” In fact, Obama's speech focused on protecting the freedom of speech and religion, and Robertson conveniently omits the president's next line: “To be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see in the images of Jesus Christ that are desecrated, or churches that are destroyed, or the Holocaust that is denied.”

“Our president is frankly out of his mind, making a statement like that. The future belongs to those who belong to God almighty, not those who believe in this stuff.”

Selective editing to further your point. “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” So much for Pat's godly credibility. Like he ever had any to begin with. Worthless piece of dog vomit!

Rush Limbaugh

And finally, I know. . .who gives a shit? This fat hog is meaningless and has nothing left except his oxycotin, but when you say something this monumentally stupid, it needs to be laughed at.

Apparently, the Tonnage on Loan from God has his knickers in a twist because Stephen Colbert is going to replace David Letterman on the Late Show in 2015. He's upset that a liberal comedian will take over the late shot from a liberal commentator. Remember, Letterman invited Limbaugh on his show back in 1993 and asked Rush if Rush ever thought He was a bag of hot gas? That David Letterman.

"CBS has just declared war on the heartland of America," Limbaugh fumed. "No longer is comedy going to be a covert assault on traditional American values, conservatism. Now it's just wide out in the open. What this hire means is a redefinition of what is funny, and a redefinition of what is comedy. They're blowing up the 11:30 format... they hired a partisan, so-called comedian, to run a comedy show."

What values are those, Pigboy? Comedy is always an attack on the establishment. That's the way it is. Rock, Carlin, Stewart, Pryor, Foxx, Bruce. . .they all attacked the establishment. Only lame ass pieces of crap like Leno, Stine, Miller, Cook and all those unfunny rejects on Comedy Central's roasts don't attack the establishment. You don't like being attacked, stop being such an easy target, Pigboy.

There is nothing more to say. I don't want to waste any more bandwidth on a small time loser like this. The Top Ten is for bigger fish, and by bigger, I don't mean fatter. So I will close by quoting DU member Workinclasszero in his response to Limbaugh's horseshit.

WORKINCLASSZERO: That filthy stinking rich multi millionaire boil encrusted fat ass fascist draft dodger drug addict serial adulterer hate filled pus bag knows absolutely ZERO about ANY American value, traditional or otherwise

Couldn't say it any better than that.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Mon Apr 14, 2014, 04:06 AM (13 replies)

What the fuck is going on in Nevada?

Why are radical right wing assholes like Hannity and Alex Jones getting their panties in a wad of cows eating grass?

Seriously, a right wing dipshit on my facebook has been blowing up my account with all this horseshit.

So, out of ignorance, please help me DU. . .help me understand what the hell is going on in Nevada. And why does it feel like the right wing is itching for a civil war? And they are telling soldiers not to follow the president, just follow the country. . .what are these turd burgers complaining about?

Sorry about all the swear words, but on my facebook I got told to go back to Israel because I'm Jewish. . .and I'm a bit pissed off that these piece of crap. I never insult people on my facebook, but I had to respond with "Hell called. They want you back. Please figure out how to go there."
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Sat Apr 12, 2014, 07:45 AM (14 replies)

Top Ten Conservative Idiots of the Week #36

The Best Government Money Can Buy Edition

Oh, you didn't think this week would pass without the SCOTUS (1) being labeled and tagged #1, did you? They essentially ended one man, one vote with their decision and decided that “one billionaire, one bank account” is better. Also on the list this week, Vladimir Putin and Pat Robertson are bigots (3, 4), Hall of Famer Louie Gohmert has an odd idea (7) and Dan Coats is a complete moron (1).And as always, don't forget the key.

The United States Supreme Court

Mark it down. July 1776 – March 2014. . .that's the lifespan of the Great American experiment in democracy. Citizens United put it on life support and McClutcheon V. FEC has pretty much ended the pretense that the United States is a democracy. And like always, the hubris comes out big time as those wishing to buy democracy come out of their rat holes to feast on the rotting carcass. RIP poor man's voice in government.

On a 5-4 vote, the court struck down the overall limits on how much individuals can give to candidates, parties and political action committees in total during the federal two-year election cycle.

The ruling leaves in place base limits on how much a donor can give individual candidates and laws that require candidates, parties and political action committees to disclose information about donors.

The court was divided over how sweeping the ruling actually is. The biggest impact is that a single donor can now give the maximum amount by law to as many federal candidates, parties and committees as he or she wishes.

So, if some rich, bored idiot like Sheldon Adelson or those measly Koch stains decide to spent 1% of their massive fortune, now they can. Super PACs aren't even necessary anymore. Just sign a check and it's done. Bought, sold and paid for.

Chief Justice John Roberts, or the modern day Roger Taney,
"The government has a strong interest, no less critical to our democratic system, in combating corruption and its appearance," Roberts wrote. "We have, however, held that this interest must be limited to a specific kind of corruption — quid pro quo corruption — in order to ensure that the government's efforts do not have the effect of restricting the First Amendment right of citizens to choose who shall govern them."

Next time someone says there is no difference in the parties, slap that person silly and then have them committed to a nut house. The five Republican nominated justices all said it's perfectly acceptable for politicians and political parties to get on their knees, open their mouths and service the billionaire. The four Democratic nominees tried to invoke sanity by voting no.

Those who voted for George Bush, or didn't vote at all. . .I hope you're happy. We're stuck with Roberts and Alito for at least the next 25 years.

So to recap. . .Democracy is dead, plutocracy is in and American Idol is on. Time to defund the educational system a bit more so people don't develop the critical thinking skills to realize the politicians and the upper 1% that controls them threw them overboard 40 years ago. Let's keep Americans just smart enough to do the jobs and just dumb enough to accept low pay, long hours, no benefits, no job security, vanishing pensions and everything else that the right wing wants to do.

Amazing how the election of a black man caused white Republicans to go insane.

All Levels of American Government

Number Two looks at the plight of Jerome Murdough, a nameless, faceless, mentally-ill homeless veteran in New York City. And his story is an indictment on all levels of American Government. Yes, even the current executive branch.

Jerome Murdough, a 56-year-old, mentally-ill homeless veteran, was just trying to stay alive during a New York City cold snap when he thought he found his spot: a stairwell leading to a roof in a Harlem public housing project.

But that desperate act set in motion a nightmare ride through New York's criminal justice system that would end with Murdough dying of heat stroke in a Riker's Island jail cell. New York officials now say the system failed Murdough every which way.

So, America treats its veterans so well they become homeless. America wants good babies to they can raise them to be dead soldiers. And if a soldier comes back alive, hurt or maimed, they are a drain on society and a “taker.” A soldier must be dead to be admired, as Gordon Lightfoot sang.

And American government loves its veterans so much they allow them to become homeless and have to find a place to sleep in a doorjam. Only to have to shithead cop arrest the veterans for vagrancy and put them through the nightmare of the draconian, police state, zero tolerance, everyone is a criminal American criminal justice system.

Because, as we all know, homelessness, poverty and all that comes with it is criminal in today's America.

When he was discovered, he should have been offered shelter. When he was arraigned, he should not have been slapped with $2500 bail. When, unable to make bail, he ended up in jail, Murdough, because he was on medication for a mental condition, should have been monitored every 15 minutes, not left unwatched for at least four hours. It was during that untended time that Murdough, as an official told the Associated Press, "basically baked to death."

So the uneducated police are Riker's Island (I say that because all that is required is a High School Diploma and the ability to read, write and understand English on most police job application forms across the country) allow this man to cook because. . .he's dangerous? They didn't provide adequate care. They didn't provide supervision and let this poor man die.

You read about North Korea, Uzbekistan, Belarus and Iran doing things like this and people in America get upset. But when it happens in our backyard, there is nary a peep made. The Great American Double-Standard: “it's wrong for another country to do what we do in our country.”

Now, as New York officials discuss "the tragedy" of last month and scapegoat one Riker's Island guard for Murdough's death — suspending him for 20 days — the United Nations has taken notice. Murdough, the latest statistic in a series of needless deaths of homeless people while under arrest for "crimes" related to being unhoused, such as loitering or trespassing, was also the last straw.

Just like My Lai in Viet Nam. It all fell on Lt. Calley, the fallguy. Police in NY probably picked this guy because no one likes him, he's a bit of a trouble maker and honestly wants to do good rather than use the badge as a manhood and self-esteem extension.

So the United Nations has condemned the US for criminalizing homelessness. Not that American governments at any level give a shit about that. We're Americans. We're the greatest.

On March 16, a homeless man in Albuquerquewas shot and killed by police who were attempting to arrest him for illegal camping. James Boyd, 38 years old with a history of mental illness, was shot dead by Albuquerque police while his back was turned after a three-hour stand-off. Boyd, armed with a small knife, appeared to be surrendering when he was gunned down. The incident was caught on one of the officer's helmet-cams and has been posted on YouTube by at least half a dozen news outlets.

The whitewash was on instantly, but the FBI came in to investigate. Don't expect anything to happen.

So why the indictment of all levels of American government, even the current executive? Because they allow it. They've passed these laws, signed them, enforce them. Mandatory minimums, three strikes, long punishments for victimless crime. The government has brainwashed people that criminals will come out of their toilet and attack them when they take a shit, so we pass SYG laws and kill minorities that are “suspicious” or “made me fear for my life” because they are carrying iced tea or listening to music too loud.

We use drones to kill. We have Gitmo still open. Joe Arpaio's “tent city” runs still in 120 degree heat of Maricopa County. Police shoot, kill, beat, attack and torture people with impunity and the American government allows it to happen. And so do the American people by electing and re-electing the people that pass these laws.

Oh. . .as for Mr. Murdough. He was black too. So being homeless and black. . .double felony and the punishment definitely needs to be death. If only he died like a soldier should die. Then he'd be a hero.

But he was a veteran. And homeless. And black. And mentally ill.

Vitaly Milonov

Russia has decided to throw away all pretenses of their fake democracy and have decided to become an aggressive, imperialistic state, using “lebensraum” and “there are Russians in that area and all Russians should be under the Russian flag” arguments in Crimea.

Putin has decided to crank up old conflicts and try to reignite a cold war. Inside Russia, one of Putin's allies, Vitaly Milonov, has decided to ratchet up old world pogroms and the classic specter of antisemitism by calling Jews “Christkillers.” Yes, we're back to blood libels and drinking the blood of unbaptized babies for Passover Seders. And we killed Jesus too (The writer of the Top Ten is Jewish).

“They vilify any saint, it is in their tradition of 2,000 years, beginning with the appeals to crucify the Savior, ending with accusations of anti-Semitism against St. John of Kronstadt,” Milonov said during a March 19 speech before the city’s legislative council, according to the report.

They stole German money. They ruined Germany's economy. They caused and profited from the hyperinflation of 1923! Kill the Jews! Kill the Jews! DEATH'S HEAD UNITS! Kill them all, those greedy, hook-nosed heathen Jews!

The word “they” is a weasel word. It implies everyone thinks and does the same and panders and appeals to the baser instinct of group hatred that people that are afraid, angry and discontented manifest.

Milonov was advocating a bill that proposes to declare June 14 a municipal holiday in honor of John of Kronstadt, a 19th century leader of the Orthodox Russian Church. His legacy remains controversial because of his membership in the Black Hundred, an ultranationalist and declaredly anti-Semitic movement that supported pogroms against Jews.

Milonov is the same politician who has proposed that Russia outlaw the “promotion” of homosexuality, grant full citizenship to embryos and forcing women who have not given birth by the age of 23 to join the army.

So, this asshole hates Jews and Gays. What a fun person. No wonder former KGB personnel Vladimir Putin has this person as an ally. They are two peas in a pod. If that pod is rotting from the inside out.

He argues, “I don’t want children to get the wrong idea that traditional and non-traditional forms of partnerships are equal – they are not equal…. But a video clip by say, Madonna, in which she is kissing another woman that can be seen by children is gay propaganda. Children like to copy their role models.”

Role models? I'm glad you're not a role model. . .mass murder and second class citizenry would be the norm. And I'm sure he blames Jews and Gays for the massive Krocodil epidemic that is sweeping his country. . .as well as the ballooning HIV rates.

I guess, since the current Russian government is trying to rehabilitate Stalin's image in the eyes of today's Russians, going for broke by bringing back Tsarist policies of pogrom and Jew hating works too.

And the Russian democratic experiment falls flat. Remember, Democracy is all put impossible in places that have never had any tradition of it.

Get ready for a new cold war. It's coming, and the MIC is salivating.

Benghazi Republicans

Benghazi. Benghazi. Benghazi. BENGHAZI! (breathe). Ben. Gha. Zi.

There, got that out of my system. But apparently, the Republicans in Congress haven't, won't and can't. Because there are now new calls for an investigation. Oh no, not this shit again.

"We are once again calling for the appointment of a Joint Select Committee to investigate the terrorist attacks on our compounds in Benghazi," said Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) in a statement Monday. "It is imperative that we learn everything that happened before, during and after the attacks. A Joint Select Committee should be established."

Graham, McCain and Ayotte. . .not surprising. McCain is that old man with a cane screaming at kids to get off his lawn while reminding us of the good old days when certain people knew their place. Graham is that guy on the street with the sign saying “The End if Coming” while muttering incoherent musings about freedom and government conspiracies. . .and Ayotte is just fucking stupid.

A join select committee needs to be established, eh? Darrell Issa leading it? Graham the co-chair and McCain being the one who smells off cat pee and mothballs in the corner sleeping? Luckily, Harry Reid has better things to do than listen to these three jackasses.

The push comes as House Democrats are demanding that House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) give up his year-and-a-half long probe into purported Obama administration mischief over the attack. Democrats accuse Issa of pursuing a witch hunt aimed at tarnishing the president and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of a possible 2016 presidential run. To date, there isn't evidence to implicate Clinton or senior White House officials in wrongdoing.

Well, there's Issa's name. And no evidence has been found? Don't worry. They are Republicans. They will fabricate. . .oops, I mean invent. . .oops again, I mean “locate” all the evidence they need. All they have to do is tell half truths, innuendo, pseudo-patriotic slogans and speak with self-righteous indignation.

Not to be outdone with the Obama Derangement Syndrome, Michelle Bachmann (R-Jupiter) offered her latest Alex Jones/Glenn Beck conspiracy theory about Benghazi and why nothing has been found. It isn't because nothing is there. I mean, something has to be there. No, it's because Hillary Clinton needed a fall guy.

In an interview with World Nut Daily, Bachmann goes all tin-foil hat.

“She couldn’t have a better person to take the fall for her because (former CIA Deputy Director Mike) Morell was involved in rewriting the talking points and was the No. 2 at CIA," Bachmann told WND, suggesting that Morell was clearing the path for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. "So, he can come in authoritatively say, ‘No, that’s not the story. The story is the fake story we tried to push.'"

Evidence? Evidence? We don't need not steen-king evidence! We have ideology and an echo chamber that will believe anything we say. Who needs evidence? Or proof? Or logic? Or intelligence for that matter? This is Michelle Bachmann.

Bachmann, in her interview with WND, claimed that by pointing at “underlings,” Morrell sought to “preserve his status, so, if Hillary becomes the next president, he can safely become the next director of the CIA. That’s what this is all about.”

After she was done, the aliens came and took her back to her home planet.

Pat Robertson

Back on the homefront, Pat Robertson decided to take his lily-white bedsheets off his bed, put them on and wear them on his turdfest echo chamber “The 700 Club.” 700 of what, no one knows. Maybe 700 ways to make rational, thinking Americans cringe.

So, Putzo McBiblethumper decide he wants to opine on one of his favorite areas: Jews. He had on some guy promoting a book and things went down into Hell fast.

The televangelist, and former GOP presidential candidate, delivered another zinger Monday, when he welcomed conservative activist, Rabbi Daniel Lapin to his Christian Broadcasting Network show “The 700 Club.” Lapin was there to promote his book “Business Secrets From the Bible” about making money.

Robertson started the interview by asking, “What is it about Jewish people that make them prosper financially? You almost never find Jews tinkering with their cars on the weekends or mowing their lawns.”

Hmmm. . .really? Are you sure about that? Or is that just what your rich friends think? Better call the gardener or the private mechanic.

Granted, not many people can fix a car. I can't even change my oil, but that doesn't mean no Jew does it. The writer's brother is a car mechanic in Arizona. His best friend was a grease monkey in the United States Army. Two examples of Jews that show Pat Robertson thinks things that come out of his anal cavity.

Lapin didn't appear the least bit surprised or insulted. In fact, he agreed with Robertson. “No, I pay one of the best mechanics around to take care of my BMW. That's what I do. I'd be crazy to take my time doing it myself,” Lapin said. “Or for me to mow my lawn, I'm the worse lawn mower in the world, but the young man who lives down the street from me, he's one of the best and he's happy to do it. I'm happy.”

How hard is it to mow the lawn? Get on your riding mower, put it into the driver and drive in a circle. If Forrest Gump could do it, so can anyone with an IQ double their shoe size. Sorry, Mr. Lapin. . .you're an elitist snob. You and Pat should fit in well together. You just need to accept Robertson's warped interpretation of Jesus Christ.

Later in the interview, Robertson joked that Jews are “polishing diamonds, not fixing cars.”

Next on the 700. Jews: Greedy money grubbers or just Takers in the Job-creator class? Pat Robertson opines with the ghost of Walt Disney while reading from the Bible and Mein Kampf.

Louie Gohmert (HOF)

Top Ten Hall of Famer Louie Gohmert is back again for a two-fer of “casting aspersions on his asparagus.” First the Giant Texas Boob comes out with one of the dumbest lines in the history of mankind, then goes for broke by accusing those who have been victims of intolerance of being “intolerant.”

#1: In a statement that is sure to make people's head's spin, Gohmert actually believer that the first amendment Establishment Clause means government can't interfere with religion, but the Church plays a role in the State. You may pick up your bottom jaw off the ground.

In a World Net Daily-sponsored promotion for an upcoming Christian TV event called “Washington – A Man of Prayer,” Gohmert recalled that the U.S. House of Representatives once met in what is now known as National Statuary Hall.

“On Sundays this became the largest non-denominational Christian church in the Washington, D.C. area,” he explained. “People came in here and prayed, they sang hymns, they worshiped God. It was part of our history.”

Yeah. . .so? What about Jews? Muslims? Hindus? Do they matter? Christ was Jewish, dipshit! But all that doesn't matter. Engel V. Vitale. Lee V. Weisman. You people on the right need to learn constitutional case law. It's not hard. If you know how to read, which might be stretch for you people.

Louie the Loon then went on to misquote Thomas Jefferson.

Gohmert pointed out that a Congressional Research Service report revealed that President Thomas Jefferson, who coined the phrase “separation of church and state,” had also attended church services at Statuary Hall.

Let's see something Jefferson said, as quoted by DU member Galraedia:

JEFFERSON: “Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the 'wall of separation between church and state,' therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.”

So, Louie is talking not only bullshit, but out of his huge ass as well.

But not stopping there, Louie doubles down and goes after a Republican's favorite target gayo-Americans. First a little background on Louie's attitudes towards the LGBT community.

Earlier this year, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) endorsed Arizona’s failed “right-to-discriminate” bill for challenging attempts to “establish the religion of secularism.”

In reaction to Mississippi’s enactment a similar law, Gohmert yesterday told Washington Watch host and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins — who stood behind Mississippi’s governor at the bill’s signing ceremony — that he is “so proud of Mississippi and what they’ve done.”

One thing Louie is good at is going to places where he will be welcomed. World Nut Daily, Family Research Council, Townhall, Fixed Noise. He loves those places. Go any place else and he looks like the boob he is.

So he is not a friend of gay people. He thinks the 14th amendment doesn't apply them and neither does the Full Faith and Credit Clause. Remember, this clown was a judge!

What happened when Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant refused to said the gay hating bill? Louie started whining and crying.

After Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant came on the show to receive Gohmert’s plaudits, the congressmen called the anti-gay law “a wonderful example of real freedom” and attacked gay rights critics as intolerant: “You’ve seen it first hand, there is nobody more intolerant in this country than those that are screaming for tolerance. Christians are not intolerant but whoa, goodness these people that have their leftist agenda that are so intolerant so thanks for having the courage to stand up.”

Wha. . .what? People who are working to stop discrimination based on sexual orientation are the bigots and the intolerants? I guess the men that beat Matthew Shepperd to death were good, wholesome Americans that were tolerant of differences. It was tolerant murder.

Boob is good to describe Louie Gohmert, who solidly continues to earn his place in the Top Ten Hall of Fame.

Lorraine Mae Rafferty

Let's look at what Republicans have equated gay marriage to being:

01: Pedophilia
02: Bestiality
03: Destruction of traditional families
04: Destruction of American culture
05: murder.

Wha. . .what? Murder? Seriously? That's can't be true. According to Lorraine Mae Rafferty, running for the GOP nomination for Oregon governor, it is true.

Meet Lorraine Mae Rafferty of Selma, Ore., who, despite having never served in elective office, is seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Oregon.

In this four-minute “meet the candidate” interview with The Oregonian, Rafferty explains why she’s running for governor and makes it clear that she opposes same-sex marriage because it’s a sin, “just the same as murder” — a label she also applies to abortion.

Yes, she person actually said that. . .on the record, to people who recorded her words. Amazing. Stupid, and amazing.

The news article has the video of this, so there is no way Psycho McKlanswoman can scream she was taken out of context.

So, all you murderers out there. . .when you're arrested for killing someone, blame a gay person who want to get married. It's their fault anyway.

Next up for Ms. Rafferty: Explaining the concept of a gubernatorial campaign that's DOA before it even begins. All because gay people, and their supporters, think she's just a fucking lunatic.

Tag Greason

Virginia has a lot of jackasses in their Legislature. Tag Greason is a perfect example.

He gets into an email exchange with a constituent over Obamacare and the ACA. Soon, it devolves into Greason showing himself to be classless, shameless and brainless.

Susan Merk, an elderly resident at Leisure World in eastern Loudoun County, initiated the noted email exchange with her delegate March 24 by voicing her support of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. "It's imperative that federal Medicaid aid is passing the budget," Merk wrote.

Greason, an outspoken opponent of expanding Medicaid in Virginia, responded first by thanking Merk for contacting him. He went on to explain his position against expansion, reasoning that "ObamaCare has already proven to be inefficient, costly, and an utter disaster," and that "Medicaid is one of the largest and fastest-growing parts" of the budget even without expansion.

Okay. . .this is starting well. Merk goes into why her Delegate should do the right thing and expand medicaid and Greason responds with condescending talking points without logic or reason. Politicians normally talk down to their constituents because voters are idiots and are only tools to get and keep power.

Ms. Merk didn't take too kindly to this man talking down to her and told him so in a follow-up email.

Merk responded by saying, "This reply is pitiful - it's nothing but partisan rhetoric, false accusations and invalid excuses."

"I will be sure to vote you out the next time you're up for election," she said.

We at the Top Ten are proud of you, Susan Merk! Way to standup for yourself. You pulled no punches. You told him exactly what you thought and told him that his idiocy cost him a vote. Good job.

Tag Greason decided not to let it die. . .he had to have the last word. And it's painful to read, coming from an elected official.

"Pitiful because I am willing to enter a dialogue with you? All you liberals are the same. As soon as someone doesn't agree with you, you shut down communication, call the other side names, take your ball and go home. I understand and am saddened by this approach at the federal level ... but your reaction below is THE problem. I did not have to write you back ... but I did. I think discussing differences is the only way to solve problems ... you would rather leap right to the insults. How intellectually lazy are you? You are the problem. Good luck to you. You can not insult your way to 'victory.' If you are not willing to have a civil discussion, please do not write me again. It is a waste of my time. Thanks, Tag."

Wow! Calm down there, slappy! You blame a voter for disagreeing with you. What thin skin you have.

How dare this woman challenge the great Tag Greason! You stupid, fucking, old, female skazwag! Shut up and agree! What the fuck do you know? You're just a voter! One of a million. Fuck you! And don't bother me again. I have more important things to do. I actually took time out of my day to talk to the likes of you. I mingled with the commoners.

Makes Virginia proud. So, all of you in this asshole's district. . .remember, come election day, to vote for the other person. Tag Greason is too immature and thin skinned to take the smallest and lightest form of criticism.

Ted Cruz

Booze Cruz is really angling to make a name for himself so he can be the first foreign born president of the United States, if people don't include the Chester A. Arthur controversy back in the Gilded Age.

Anyway, Teddy Boy of Idiotland decides he is going to put up a poll on his Facebook (because it's free and it makes him look hip and cool) in which he asked a simple question: “Quick poll: Obamacare was signed into law four years ago yesterday. Are you better off now than you were then? Comment with YES or NO!”.

Dumbo got almost 56,000 responses. Most told him he was a complete idiot. The Top Ten mentioned this last week if you go to #9.

Let's look at a few of the things say to Ted.

01: “Not only am I better off, but I have friends that are better off.”

02: “Yes I have MS and I lost my job I wouldn’t be able to get any other insurance because of my pre existing condition thank you President Obama.”
03: “This nation is better off for helping folks avoid the devastation that poor health can bring. Thank you, ACA!”

Oops. . .not good. Anything else?

“Impeach Ted Cruz! He caused the shutdown that hurt this country badly!” one says.

No problems with that. Ted Cruz has shown he is not worthy of the honor of being an elected speed bump, let alone an elected senator.

Don't worry. . .his spokestoad made a good spinning excuse for the poll being as bad as it looks for Cruz.

But Cruz spokeswoman Catherine Frazier noted Wednesday that most of the negative responses came days after the question went up. She pointed to two liberal websites—Liberals Unite and DemocraticUnderground.com—that linked to the post and encouraged people to comment.

“This was clearly a manufactured, concerted effort from people on the left making comments days after the original post was put up,” she said. “Probably a better use of their time would be encouraging the administration to build an Obamcare website that actually works.”

Hey, we're famous! DU fucked up Ted Cruz's bullshit poll. Now, if we can just fuck up his Senatorial career and presidential aspirations, DU would be complete.

What a God damn crybaby.

Dan Coats

And finally, senators and Congressmen like to pass themselves off as intelligent, worldly and having brains. Let that sink in and try not to laugh your ass off doing it.

Most of these people are the lowest common denominator that pander to the lower-than-the-lowest common denominator. And Dan Coats of Indiana is a prime example. See, he spent a lot of time working on a hearing.

Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) was prepped for an appropriations hearing on the defense budget when he took his turn Wednesday afternoon, flipping papers on his lap, reading from them and commending the witness for his department’s prompt response to a letter Coats had sent about a military accounting office in his home state.

Okay. This is what a senator should do. Prepare for a hearing, get the facts, get the ideas and prepare questions that give them the answers they require to get the truth.

Good job, Dan Seals. You make Indiana proud.

It was all fairly innocuous except for one problem: Coats was in the completely wrong hearing complimenting the wrong witness.

Ummm. . .what? What? What!?!

Schmucko went to the wrong place and spoke to the wrong person? And no one that works for him told him this?

After he’d finished a lengthy opening to his question, a staffer slipped Coats a piece of paper. Coats read it to himself, looked up, and said, “I just got a note saying I’m at the wrong hearing.”

“Well, that would explain why I didn’t know anything about this letter,” said David Cohen, undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence.


Yes, the asshole showed up at the wrong hearing. I wonder, if he needs the bathroom next, he will realize that the one with the person in the dress is the woman's bathroom.

Couldn't find his ass with both hands. And he's in Congress. God help us all.

See you next week.
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Top Ten Conservative Idiots of the Week Vol. 35


My computer fried, so I lost my template for the Top 10. If anyone can send me the coding needed to get the name of the icon by rolling the mouse over it, I will add it next week.

Yes, that's the question of the week. What is wrong with Wisconsin? First, they elect Scott Walker, then they vote out Russ Feingold for that assturd Ron Johnson. . .and we have two state legislators (1) that embarrass everyone. Also on the list. God told Bryan Fischer that discriminating against women is a good idea (3), a bank in New Jersey hates Atheists (7) and Ted Nugent comes back to the list after a three week hiatus (10). And as always, don't forget the key.

Bill Kramer and Jason Wisneski

This week starts off in the state of Wisconsin. Yes, the state that the Koch Brothers are trying to buy and run into the ground by buying the governor, a senator and the state house from people who decided they were so angry at Barack Obama in 2010 that they stayed home. And since 2014 is looking to be the same as 2010 (with Democrats not wanting to vote for some stupid reason), we will end up seeing more stories like the two below.

First, Wisconsin Assemblyman Bill Kramer as a sex problem. . .he likes to fondle women.

A state lawmaker in Wisconsin ousted weeks ago as a Republican leader of the Assembly over accusations of sexual harassment was charged Friday with sexually assaulting a female aide to a senator in 2011, according to a criminal complaint.

Republican Bill Kramer was accused in the criminal complaint of forcibly kissing the female aide and grabbing her breasts after a political event in suburban Milwaukee in April 2011, the criminal complaint filed in Waukesha County said.

Let's see. Sexual Harassment, sexual battery, unwanted sexual contact. . .part and parcel for a Republican sex-hound. If the accusations included “unwanted entry with a cumbersome object,” it would be complete.

Kramer is charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault, which calls for up to 40 years in prison and a $100,000 fine on each count.

IOKIYAR, I guess. Expect him to find God, a drug problem or some other bullcrap excuse. Anything to deflect blame from his love of rape.

As evil as that is, nothing comes more disgusting that Jason Wisneski. He came up a great story to deflect from his love affair of breaking the legs of cats. The Democrat murdered his grandchild.

Earlier this week, the Green Bay Press-Gazette asked County Board candidate Jason Wisneski about a 2008 conviction for animal mistreatment for breaking his cat’s legs. Although Wisneski denied breaking his cat’s legs, he spent three days in jail after pleading guilty.

Okay, so he's got Ted Bundy qualities. Nice. Good for a Republican. Ted Bundy was also a Republican.

In response, Wisneski pointed to a 2007 tragedy, when his Democratic opponent, state Senator Dave Hansen, accidentally killed his 23-month-old granddaughter while backing out of the driveway.

“It’s funny how they never bring up Dave Hansen murdering his grandchild though,” Wisneski wrote in a post on the Press-Gazette‘s website.

Hmm. . .sick, twisted bastard. Using the death of a 23 month old baby in a traffic accident to cover up your sit love of abusing animals. You are proof the Republicans are the party of sick, twisted ne'er-do-wells.

Walker, Johnson, Kramer, Wisneski. . .four peas in a pod. Wisconsin Democrats, are you embarrassed enough yet to vote these Republican POSes out of office (oops, a swear word. Hopefully, no one will get offended)? Or will you sit at home and pout because Obama didn't give you 100% of what you wanted.

Glenn Champ

Next on the list, California. The place where the GOP is in such disarray that they will nominate just about anyone to try to take Moonbat Jerry Brown out of office. This time, it's some putz (oops, a swear word. Hopefully, no one will get offended) named Glenn Champ, the latest in the Republican saviors in California.

Glenn is the good American boy. Handsome, rugged, individualistic, Christian ex-con, registered sex offender.

One of the four gubernatorial candidates introduced to at the California Republican state party’s semi-annual convention last week spent a decade in prison for convictions for voluntary manslaughter and assault with intent to commit rape, according to the LA Times.

The GOP wants to put THIS in Sacramento? Seriously??? This guy? Manslaughter, assault with intent to commit rape? This guy? This! Guy!

Speaking before hundreds of delegates and supporters, Glenn Champ, 48, did not directly address colorful history, choosing instead to explain, “In my life, I’ve been held accountable because of my stupidity. I do not want anyone else to be enslaved because of their lack of knowledge.”

No, it's still fair game, bozo. See, if a Democrat had this, you Republicans would be screaming for a public flogging. But IOKIYAR, apparently. Democrats are ex-cons. Republicans are held accountable for stupidity. Apparently, attempted rape, manslaughter and weapons charges are just acts of stupidity. Murder must be just an ask of brew-haha.

As for a lack of knowledge. . .apparently, no doesn't mean no to you. No means get a tire iron and beat the shit (oops, a swear word. Hopefully, no one will get offended.) out of a girl until she says yes or is passed out, which means yes anyway.

Champ’s criminal history is extensive. Court records show that he pleaded guilty to carrying a concealed firearm in 1992. In 1993, he was convicted of two counts of assault with intent to commit rape and was placed on the state’s sex-offender registry.

Weapons charges too? Please explain this photo then!

It's from Champ's own campaign website. NRA sponsored laws for background checks really work. They kept guns out of this assaulting, killing, attempted rapist's hands.

Bryan Fischer

According to Bella Abzug, “a woman's place is in the House. . .of Representatives.” According to Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association (another nice sounding brand name to disguise the sexist racism of their ideas), a woman's place is to be discriminated against.

Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), on Wednesday defended the practice of gender discrimination, saying that God “designed” women — and not men — to be secretaries.

On his Wednesday radio program, Fischer pointed out that liberals had argued that companies could use religion to discriminate on the basis of gender or to oppose the minimum wage if Hobby Lobby was allowed to use Christianity as a shield to deny birth control to its employees.

God designed women from Adam's rib bone to be a man's servant. That's your God given position in life. Glass ceiling. . .unequal pay. God wants that. That is some really screwed up God Fischer prays to. I wonder if his God believes in genocide, child human sacrifice and mass murder. . .of course that God does. Abraham and Noah!

Although the radio host admitted he had religious objections to the minimum wage, he said it preposterous to think that the Hobby Lobby case would open the door to other religious exemptions.

Religious objections to the minimum wage? What did Jesus say about it? I know! NOTHING!!! Absolutely nothing! But nice try there.

“Nobody is suing on those grounds!” he said. “And I’m going to tell you right now, I discriminated on the basis of gender when I was a pastor. I’m going to admit to you right now that I discriminated on the basis of gender.”

Hear that, any woman that worked for this clown. Here is a class action sexual discrimination lawsuit all wrapped up for you. There you go. IOKIYAR again.

How can any woman vote for these troglodytes?

Jennifer Stefano

The Koch Brothers and their sycophants are mighty thin skinned people. They get challenged than they pout, whine, cry and attack the messenger. Chris Hayes of MSNBC is the latest to get this treatment. Here's the video, from Mediaite.

Chris Hayes‘ show took a sharp turn Wednesday night when guest Jennifer Stefano, Pennsylvania state director for Americans for Prosperity, accused him of trying to “undercut the voice of a woman” and “making it personal” in his argument with her on the latest Obamacare extension. She raised her voice and scolded Hayes for talking over her, while a stunned Hayes insisted it had nothing to do because of her gender.

That's a neat trick. Put your accuser on the defensive by accusing them of something that easy to accuse, but difficult to refute. Since we don't know Chris Hayes's attitudes (well, we do. It's public record), just go on an irrational rant about something that means absolutely nothing. Stefano goes uber-loon rather quickly.

"How dare you, like Harry Reid, try to undercut the voice of a woman simply because she disagrees with you," she said. "How dare you!"

Hayes seemed very confused at first, and pleaded with her to "just be honest" about why she really "wakes up everyday and thinks about how to destroy Obamacare."


"You know nothing about me," she shouted. "You have no idea why I wake up in the morning.... You know nothing about me, you know nothing about my family. You don't know if I was born and raised in a trailer park."

"You have absolutely no idea about me or my life," she continued. "I don't care!"

Again, huh? You don't know why I wake up in the morning? To take a big shit? To take a shower? Maybe to get a good sniff of Folger's coffee and a Bear claw?

Were you born in a trailer park? Does it matter in this context?

"What are you talking about?" Hayes asked several times throughout the interview, even rolling his eyes at one point.

When you figure that out, Chris, let the world know?

So, let's backtrack: According to Jennifer Stefano:

01: Attacking AFP's position on the ACA is shutting women up.
02: She is a woman.
03: Chris Hayes is shutting her up.
04: You don't know me
05: You don't know me again.
06: Obamacare is the devil.

Makes perfect sense. If you're batshit crazy. (oops, a swear word. Hopefully, no one will get offended.)

Louie Gohmert

First of all, Lil Louie here is a permanent fixture on this list. He is pure comic gold each time he opens his brainless, empty mouth and burps out turds of wisdom. So, the Top Ten would like to nominate him for the first ever Hall of Fame of Conservative Idiocy. Welcome to the Hall, Louie. You'll have friends soon.

Anyway, the Texas dimbulb goes on Tony Perkins's screechfest to whine and complain about how the evil liberals are taking out their anti-God ideas on Hobby Lobby. See, Hobby Lobby can believe in God because
corporations can believe in God, just like people.

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) argued on Wednesday that corporations like Hobby Lobby should be able to legally practice religion — and be able to deny birth control to women — if they were also subject to criminal prosecution under U.S. law.

Yes, imagine waking up every morning to go to church. There's Ms. Johnson. There's Mr. Peters. There's Mr. Hobby Lobby, looking similar and thinner than last week. He must have lost a few bricks on the side.

Watch Hobby Lobby genuflect before entertain the Pew. Then watch Hobby Lobby get on its knees and pray before God.

During an interview with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Gohmert said that he was “shocked” to hear the Obama administration say that corporations could not form religious beliefs during Tuesday’s oral arguments before the Supreme Court.

Okay, anyone notice the change. It went from corporations can legally practice religion to form religious beliefs.

Oh Great Hobby Lobby. Tell us when the rapture is coming. So I can buy a needlepoint of the rapture for $19.95 on aisle four.

“This is a Justice Department that has indicted corporations for forming intent to commit a crime,” the former Texas judge said. “Well, Tony, if you can as a corporation through your directors and officers, form the intent to commit a crime, then you can certainly, through your officers and directors form an intent to have religious beliefs.”

What. . .wait! This schmuck (oops, a swear word. Hopefully, no one will get offended) was a judge? Really? Truly? Ummm. . .only in Texas I guess?

“And if every one of your directors and officers has the same exact religious beliefs, whether your Amish and have formed a corporation or any other religious group — Quakers or whatever the group is — certainly a corporation can, if they can have intent as the Justice Department repeatedly proves in court, then they can certainly have religious beliefs.”

Tune in next week when Louie Gohmert tells us that not only corporations find God, but so to buildings, trees, rocks, snails and the occasional Republican caught with a male prostitute and a bag of meth and blow in a cheap motel room.

Ted Cruz

Ted “Talk” Cruz has been in the news a lot, namely because Ted Cruz loves to talk about anything that makes Ted Cruz more Ted Cruz so people get that good Ted Cruz goodness in their Tex Cruzy Ted Cruz. Today, Ted of Talk is coming to the Top Ten because he believes God loves everyone, so long as you believe, and if you don't believe, God's messengers on Earth can hate your sorry ass.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday explained to a group of children that atheists in the United States were working to take away their religious freedoms. Speaking at the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, Cruz told parents and children as young as 3 that “school choice is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”

Cruz repeated a conspiracy theory that the Convention on the Rights of the Child would allow the United Nations to take parenting decisions away from Americans. “Nothing in international law, nothing in any treaty should be used as a backdoor vehicle to undermine the rights of every parent here to raise your children consistent with your faith, with your good judgment and the love you have for your children,” he said.

What is this with these poor oppressed Christians? You want oppression? Go to Nigeria and see what Boko Haram does to Christians there. Go to Mali and see what the Islamic fundies near Timbuktu have done. Ted. . .no one taking Jesus away. Well, God did, but you love God. Or some form of God.

The possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate went on to cite a series of cases to assert that atheists were trying to destroy religious freedom in the United States. “We have never seen an administration with such hostility to religious faith,” Cruz opined. “You know, last year, there was a chaplain in the Air Force up in Alaska who wrote in a blog post the phrase ‘There are no atheists in fox holes.’ He was ordered by his supervising officer to take it down.”

That “joke” is always used. There are no atheists on test days in school. There are no atheists when you're waiting for an HIV test result. There's no atheists when two people are in bed about to orgasm. Most of the time, they are scream “Oh God, oh God, take me!”

The word is time and place, Teddy. Spouting a joke like that while in uniform isn't really protocol and the armed forces has the RIGHT and duty to tell that to the G.I.s But what is hard to understand is how the supervising officer and Obama are linked. Did the supervising officer run to Obama, point a finger and tattle on the chaplain? Are you accusing the Air Force of kindergarten, playground tactics? Does that mean I don't have to like you because you have cooties? And wear Skippies. . .and are eleventy-four years old?

CRUZ: “I guess it was deemed insensitive to atheists. I kind of thought it was the job of a chaplain to be insensitive to atheists.” After a round of applause, the senator added: “To welcome them into the forgiving arms of a loving god.”

Wow. . .look at the hypocrisy. It's okay to be insensitive to atheists so long as they come into the forgiving arms of a loving God. Hmmm. . .if you don't get your Godly fondling, then screw you, I hate you! And so does God. In fact, God told me to hate you.

How about that? Ted Cruz is the new Betty Bowers.

TD Bank of Cranford, NJ

Normally, going to a bank is rather painless and mundane. Go in, stand on line, do your work when the clerk calls you, leave. Simple. Services banks provide customers are for all bank customers, and if you aren't a bank customer, there is usually a nominal fee. However, apparently, an atheist's money and business are foul and evil, so TD Bank denied them public notary services.

Yes, you read that correctly. A public notary refused to notarize something because the person wanting the notary was an atheists.

The managing director of American Atheists, Inc. reported on Tuesday that she was refused notary service at a TD bank in Cranford, NJ because of her atheist affiliation.

In a post on Facebook, Amanda Knief wrote, “I was just refused service — because I am an atheist. It was embarrassing, humiliating, and it pissed me off.”

It would piss off anyone. So, now atheist is the new “black.” The US needs another Plessy V. Ferguson. Believer and Atheist drinking fountains, schools, buses, bathroom, banks, notaries. . .WTF!?!?!?!

Please tell us what happened, Ms. Knief.

According to Knief, she and American Atheists president David Silverman were in the process of getting documents notarized by one of the bank’s notaries public when the woman asked them what the documents were for.

Okay, reasonable. Why do you want the notary done? Most notaries don't ask this question, but maybe it's bank protocol to ask. Who knows? Please continue.

“The documents were charitable organizations registrations for American Atheists in several states,” wrote Knief. “So I told her what AA is about. She looked down, then looked at me and Dave Silverman and said she couldn’t sign the documents because of ‘personal reasons’ and went to find another notary who was eating his lunch to come do the authentications.”

“Personal reasons” is now the new, right wing way of saying “I don't want to do it because I am a racist, bigoted, intolerant, ignorant, worthless, two faced goober that will hide my ignorance behind anything that doesn't make me look like a complete troll.”

But it serves Ms. Knief right! After all, if she believed in a loving, forgiving God, nothing like this would happen. Because God loves believers and hates those that don't believe. And God told me to hate you for doing the horrible thing of asking “why.”

Don Smith

Remember back in the good old days when certain people say in the back of the bus and others were told to speak English or god home. Don Smith of Anchorage remembers. Remember when it was okay to beat the crap out of someone who spoke with a lisp or walked a little light in the loafers? Don Smith remembers. Remember when schools were better. Don Smith does and he know why they suck now. Give you a hint: It's them dang blasted furriners.

In a wide-ranging interview with Alaska Public Media, Don Smith, 75, repeatedly said immigrants--and in one case special needs students--were diverting the district’s resources away from other children. Smith, a Republican, is running to unseat incumbent Kameron Perez-Verdia in Tuesday’s Anchorage school board election. Smith has served on the commission that drafted the city’s charter, in the state house and in a number of other positions in Alaska government over the years.

It's all dem furriners and retards. If we can just section them off in the schools, life would be perfect. Then we can work on them homosexuals and atheists. After that, the Jews! We need more scapegoats for our failings. It's never us. We can never look in a mirror. It's all dem dang blasted furriners and retards.

Smith’s comments about immigrants and refugees came in response to a question from Alaska Public Media’s Daysha Eaton. Graduation rates have been rising and dropout rates were falling. What was behind that good news and is it sustainable, she asked.

Yes. There has to be a silver lining. Please, maybe you can come out of the skid and put the klanhood away, Mr. Smith. Enlighten us, please.

SMITH: There’s lots of problems that have been caused by organizations like the State Department that have somehow convinced Alaskans or Anchorage residents to accept two families a month from Africa and Indonesia to come in here totally unable to speak English, and give us the responsibility to try to educate these kids in the school system.

When I was in Anchorage High School, it was about 98 percent white students, and the balance were probably Native and one or two black students. Today we’re 48 percent white, 52 percent other. And that clearly is causing problems. I think our numbers are dropping because we’re importing all these people that aren’t up to the standards that we had set for the school. Consequently, it’s drawn us downward not upward.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. . . . . . . . .

While I pick my bottom jaw off the ground, please wrap your brains around his comment. N-bombs, paint wearing savages, non-English speaking foreigners, English speaking foreigners from places like Africa and Indonesia. . .Messicans, latinos, anyone not white. . .it's their fault because we have the responsibility to educate them.

There should be a place where they can go, sectioned off with barred wire and gun turrets that they can become productive members of white society. Maybe a motto over the door. . .something inspirational: Arbeit Macht Frei works.

Don Smith gives his sheet are hard time. Sometimes, he actually sleeps in them.

Ted Cruz Redux

In the shortest entire this week, Ted Cruz posted a poll on his Facebook (you know, because it's free) asking people if they are better now or before that horror of Obamacare happened.

Results were not as Ted wanted to see.




Well, there were a few people who said it didn't help them.

This is the definition of dumbass! Complete dumbass! Someone handed him a knife so he could spite his face.

Ted Nugent

And finally, look who's back. Ted “Cat Scratch Fever and nothing else. . .Ever” Nugent finishes this week with a bang. And when I say bang, I mean full on racist klansman bang. Not to belabor the point, but he has had the longest 15 minutes in history. I don't want my words to get into the glory that is Ted “I Shit my Pants to get out of Viet Nam” Nugent so let's let him talk. So, come on Ted, tell us some more of your turds of wisdom.

Ted Nugent on apartheid:

“Apartheid isn’t that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal.”

Hmmm. . .so much for that Declaration of Independence idea. Damn Thomas Jefferson commie liberal pinko.

Ted Nugent on black South Africans:

“The preponderance of South Africa is a different breed of man. I mean that with no disrespect. I say that with great respect. I love them because I’m one of them. They are still people of the earth, but they are different. They still put bones in their noses, they still walk around naked, they wipe their butts with their hands. And when I kill an antelope for ‘em, their preference is the gut pile. That’s what they fucking want to eat, the intestines. These are different people. You give ‘em toothpaste, they fucking eat it…I hope they don’t become civilized. They’re way ahead of the game.”

You shit your pants to get out of serving in Viet Nam and screw underage girls because they are just so adorable. Notice the racism. Bone in the nose, eating toothpaste. I'm surprised he didn't say “yep, and them black people also pick through each other's hair and eat the lice they find.” Because you know when he talks about South Africa, he doesn't mean the white people.

Ted Nugent on using the n-word:

“I use the word nigger a lot because I hang around with a lot of niggers, and they use the word nigger, and I tend to use words that communicate…I don’t mean to offend. I’m a fun guy, not a sexist or racist.”

I use the word motherfucker a lot too. Especially when I am describing Ted Nugent (if a DU member posts they are offended by my use of motherfucker and not his use of the n-bomb,your priorities are really screwed up).

Maybe that's what we should call him from now now. Instead of Ted Nugent, just MF.er. As in “MF.er said another dumb thing.”

Ted Nugent on naming his tour the “Jap Whack Tour”:

“I mean no disrespect. I’m sure the Japanese are wonderful folks.”

Yeah, I mean, when they aren't, you know, being Japanese or something. I'm sure they are cute. Listen, bozo. . .if you put I mean no disrespect in the front of you words, you mean disrespect and should probably not say it.

Salon has more.

Welcome back, Ted. Now, you and Glenn Champ and Bill Kramer can go out together, find an underage girl, beat the snot out of her, fondle her breasts and have freaky, disgusting 60 year sex with her because. . .hey, Republicans are so full of love, they can't help getting a little of it on you.

Usually dripping down to your ankle.

See you next week.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Mon Mar 31, 2014, 07:20 AM (17 replies)

Who are your three favorite heroes/heroines in literature?

For me, in order of #3 to #1 is simple:

#3: O-Lan (欧兰 from Pearl Buck's The Good Earth. This is a woman who gives her spirit and soul to a soul dead man who only really cares about his own gratitude. She raises children that view her poorly and dies alone while her husband entertains his concubine. She is the essence of purity in my eyes. And what happens to purity in an impure world.

#2: Jean Valjean from Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. I read the book long before watching the opera for the first time and the book really got to a man. Here is a man hunted and chased for a minor mistakes not only by the law, but by his own conscience for feeling he has never done enough to atone for his mistakes. Valjean has so little to dislike in a character or a hero that when he dies, you feel part of your heart die with him.

#1: Samwise Gamgee from JRR Tolkein's Lord of the Rings Triology. No other character shows true devotion and genuine caring for another as Samwise does for Frodo. Samwise is everything people should be to each other. And at the end, after years of taking care of Mr. Frodo, when he boards the white ship with Elrond, Bilbo and Gandalf, we feel and know that Samwise wants, one more time, to be the man to save and protect Frodo. As the ship leaves, Samwise feels part of himself leave with Frodo. Samwise Gamgee is probably the greatest heroic character in the history of literature.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Sat Mar 29, 2014, 07:45 AM (5 replies)

Introduction to Chinese Medical Service

Okay. . .I have an abscess in my leg. I hurt myself and it got infected. No big deal. I've had them before. Staph infections are rather common and I know what to do.

So, at the insistence of the wife, I went to the foreigner section of the local hospital. This is my fifth time dealing with Chinese hospitals. . .first thing, doesn't matter if it's terrible or a good hospital, they are all the same.

We'll divide it up into sections:

Behind the registration booth is usually a rather frazzled overworked clerk that looks at you with a level of disdain that can range from mild annoyance to complete antipathy. They rarely make eye contact, take your paperwork out of your hands, slam the information into a computer, give you your "treatment book" and then demand 20-50RMB for the privilege of being registered. No, we have not going to triage yet. We haven't seen a nurse. We just got registered.

When you get to triage, the nurse doing it usually spends most of her time on her phone and ignores you completely. I say "her" because 95% of nurses in China are still women. Male nurses are EXTREMELY rare. If she could have you do everything, she would gladly let you. After that's done, you're down another 100RMB and we still haven't seen a doctor.

In the waiting from packed filled to overflowing is every type of disease and malady you can think of. This is the medical version of Grand Central Station. People are hanging out windows, spitting on the floor, smoking cigarettes next to a "no smoking" sign that has an ashtray under it and smelling a bathroom so ripe with ammonia it would make a dead person's eyes water. When the doctor sees you, expect a lightning fast consultation (less than five minutes) where the doctor won't make eye contact and doesn't listen to anything the patient says after the first sentence. See, in China, people just do what the doctor says without question. It's the norm here. You do, you don't think. You react, you don't proact, if that's even a word. When they an American who begins saying "wait, I need to know what's happening. Tell me what you're doing," the self-righteous indignation comes out and you get the attitude "I am the doctor, you are the patient. I outrank you." Now you're down another 150RMB. So, 300RMB and you haven't done one thing medical yet.

Hospitals will always put inpatient service for everything. Doctors here are 1/2 medical "professionals" and 1/2 salesman. They actually get a small commission on the amount of patients they can intake. So it is in their financial interests to push expensive in-patient service to everyone. . .and get every angry when you say "No, I don't think I need to be intaked. I've had this before. Outpatient is just fine."

Moving on, if you want a bed or a wheelchair, good luck finding one. And if you do, they are under lock and key. See, people have stolen them before. Well, that's the urban legend. I can't imagine someone being able to steal a mobile hospital bed, but stranger things have happened.

This does not exist. Your hospital room is a prison cell. Literally. No TV, no internet, no nothing. Also, it's a dead zone for cell phone service, so no texting anyone. All you can do is watch the paint dry.

On top of that, the nurse will only come into take vitals. You need to go somewhere, your family has to take you. If you need to eat, your family needs to buy you food. If you need to get an examination, the nurse will point you in the general direction and then go back to her paperwork. If you get lost, it's on you. Why don't you understand what I said to you?

So, food given to patients is not medically appropriate (imagine just having a coronary eating super salty food) and all medical services given to you must be given to you by people who no medical training (your family). Add to that the rooms are filthy, the windows might be broken, there is no climate control, no insulation to keep the cold out and the heat in. . .and people smoking EVERYWHERE! Even in rooms with oxygen tanks.

Now comes the doctor. . .he will see you at most five minutes day, ask you a question or two and then walk away. No examination, no real medical service. Just a cursory, perfunctory attempt to do something that shows the appearance they they are doing their job. Oh, and don't ask to see their medical license or their medical degree. They will get angry and say things like "No one ever asked me for that. How rude" or "I'm a doctor. Accept it." or "What do you know what you're looking at if I let you see it?"

Usually, they push the most expensive brand name they can because that makes the hospital the most money. Even if the generic works just as well, the brand name is always pushed. It also doesn't help that the word "Generic" in Chinese means "common" and no one wants the common medicine, because common medication is bad. Try explaining that they are the same and people look at you cross eyed and give you "well, maybe you're right, but this is China." The usual excuse for anything said to people here that challenges a few of their fairy tale urban legend notions.

Chinese people are not involved in their treatment. Most go to hospital assuming they will die and are just lying there waiting for death. Giving up is easy, because hospitals are where people go to die.

Remember that Hippocratic Oath? That doesn't apply in China. Pay first, pay again, pay immediately, then the doctor will see you, so long as you have the invoice and receipt to prove you paid.

China has one of the most screwed up health insurance ideas, namely because it is an unregulated new industry and no laws have been made to reign it in. Here's how it works:

1: Pay all bills immediately to the hospital
2: Get your official invoices with the red stamp
3: Contact your Insurance company's English speaking phone line (hahahahahaha. That doesn't happen. My medical Chinese is terrible so if my wife is unavailable, I have to do it).
4: Get the insurance claim form.
5: Fill it in and total everything. One oversight will cancel the claim.
6: Mail it in with all invoices.
7: Wait two to three weeks.
8: Get an email saying if your claim has been approved or denied. If Denied, there is no recourse.
9: If approved, the insurance company will reimburse into your bank account, after the deductible, 80% of the invoice through direct deposit.

Yes, it is as annoying and inefficient as it sounds.

This is medical care here. Pure capitalism. Most hospitals are private, money making ventures for universities, business, corporations or just a private rich fat cat that see gold in someone's suffering.

The public ones are just miserable beyond recognition.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Wed Mar 26, 2014, 01:33 AM (0 replies)

I Just Lost My Mind Listening to the Cluelessness of the First Lady in China

Everyone, please understand I live in China. I work in China. I am married in China. This is where my life is. I am working to sell my screenplays in China to places like Huayi Brothers with my new agency, CAA in Beijing. I'm getting my PhD in Chinese history. I teach Geography and History at the AP, IGCSE and A-level. . .and I speak rather good Mandarin. So, I can say I know what I'm talking about.

So, my wife flips on her iPhone and plays a new broadcast of Michelle giving an interview. In it, she says "I look forward to seeing all the new education initiatives here in China that we could try to use in the United States. I look forward to seeing the schools." And I exploded! This woman is God damned clueless.

Let's begin:

1: Chinese classrooms:
Knowing the Chinese Government and their desire for maximum face, they will parade her to the "best" schools, meaning the schools that the elite send their students. Classes of 20 - 25 students in classrooms so clean you can eat off the floor. All in their uniforms pressed and their desks spotless, ready to learn what their teacher is teaching them. All attentive, taking notes, especially on the day Michelle shows up. Just the perfect classes.

Chinese schools are terrible. Most are failing apart. Paint peeling, windows broken, rusty gates, dust that hasn't been cleaned since the Great Leap Forward and guards that are asleep most of the time. Classes are filthy, have between 60 - 65 students in each. . .most students, especially the boys, will be sound asleep, since social promotion is the norm. After all, holding a kid back hurts their self-esteem. What will their friends think? Some kids (no evidence, just urban legends that have more validity than fact) have even committed suicide for failing and the teacher was brought up on criminal charges for creating a condition where the suicide could occur.

2: Chinese curriculum:
Knowing schools here, the teacher will be told the lesson to teach and the students will be given pre-made, intelligent sounding questions that will show how inquisitive and into-the-lesson they are. This will give the appearance of good teaching and a sound educational ideas.

Asking a Chinese student to do any work is almost impossible. Questions are answered with blank stares and a look of "God help me. The teacher is talking to me. What do I do?" If that fear doesn't cripple them, the loss of face for being wrong is even worse, because teachers and schools actively encourage bullying as a form of "toughening up their students." Students rarely ask questions, barely given answers and the most common is "teacher, I don't know."

3: Chinese classroom management:
Knowing Chinese teachers, they will be screaming at their students the day before Obama arrives about how their behavior will be judged poorly on their school, their parents and their teacher. If they have any love for China and their families, they will do everything the teacher says. In class, the teacher will walk around the classroom and do things an American teacher will do. This is because the principal and headmaster will instruct the teacher as to the techniques Michelle Obama is used to seeing in her kids' schools so the teacher should emulate it.

It is a long standing philosophy at all Normal Universities in China for teachers to "just teach the ones that care." If the kid is asleep, don't wake the students up. If the kid fails a test, keep giving the same test until the student gets at least a 70 and then record that grade. Chinese teachers normally do not walk through the class while teaching. They teach at their lectern, using a PPT and speaking in a boring, monotone Ben Stein voice. These is no checking for comprehension or retention. There is no real assessment of knowledge gained, only an appearance of doing the job.

4: Chinese teaching:
Test scores. Test scores. Test scores. Chinese students test scores are so damn high it's amazing. American students are stupid because their test scores are low. See, we should do what the Chinese do.

All the schools are these days are test preparation centers. From first bell to last bell, they are only taught what is on the test, over and over, day in and day out. They are taught the test. Here in China, it's called "Gaokao." So, all the kids get is the answers to questions on past tests. All they learn is "if the question asks this, the answer is this." Ask a student how they got that answer or what the answer means and prepare for the blankest of blank stares or a reply of "Teacher, why does that matter? I got the answer right." Chinese students are amazing test takers and pitiful students. And the system has made that possible.

All in all, she will get nothing but bullcrap and it will be passed off as reality.

Maybe instead of going to Beijing, Xi'an and Chengdu, she should go to Yinchuan, Pingdingshan, Danyang or some other crap-hole city unannounced to see actual conditions. Then compare it to the states.

But since Michelle has NEVER been a teacher, what the hell does she know about a classroom in the first place?

Rant off, but education policy is my #1 issue. And this president, his wife and my party have thrown teachers under the bus just as much as Bush and Reagan did. Race to the Top is nothing more than a rebranding of "A Nation At Risk."

And using the Chinese education system as a model for improvement is nonsense. Come to Suzhou, Michelle. Sit down with a few of the teachers at my school. I dare you. I don't expect it. It doesn't fit the preconceived narrative.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Fri Mar 21, 2014, 10:27 PM (139 replies)

Fred Phelps dies. . .and no one, not even his demon spawn family, cares.

So, in honor of the passing of this "person," I submit this cartoon showing his logical argument progression.

And with that, we close the door on this "person." And submit him to the craphole of history.
Posted by Nanjing to Seoul | Thu Mar 20, 2014, 10:15 PM (6 replies)

Top Ten Conservative Idiots of the Week

The Selling Endorsements Edition

Chris Christie can’t seem to keep his fat ass out of trouble. His 2016 aspirations should be dead, as should his re-election campaign if he can do that in NJ, but because he’s a Republican, he will continue to slog along (1). Right Wingers are going apeshit over Carl Sagan (4) and there is nothing more fresh than a domestic violence joke (9). Also, the Obama Administration is back on the list for another controversial entry (10). And as always, don't forget the key. Remember, you can run your mouse over the icon to see what it means.

Chris Christie

What the hell was New Jersey thinking? Where the fuck were the Democrats when this toad ran for re-election? He hugged Obama after Sandy and all off the bullying, the sociopathy, the corruption. . .all of that disappears because now he’s good. So we throw a good Democrat under the bus and allow this fat bastard to win, giving him the political capital to be a potential front runner for the 2016 nomination. Why? Because he fucking hugged Obama???

Govenor Ballast is a God damn embarrassment to anyone with half a working, functioning brain in their heads. Last week, he cemented his bullshit with this little tidbit of Quid Pro Quo.

For a state that lost hundreds of lives on Sept. 11, the gifts were emotionally resonant: pieces of steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center. They were presented by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to 20 carefully chosen New Jersey mayors who sat atop a list of 100 whose endorsements Gov. Chris Christie hoped to win.

Uhh. . .what? What? WHAT!?!?! He gave away bits and pieces of the Twin Towers to mayors as a way of getting their endorsement? Imagine how that went:

GHOUL CHRISTIE: “Support me and I’ll give you this blood covered piece of concrete wall, if you look closely, has bits of flesh and hair on it.”

GHOUL MAYOR: “Sign me up, Governor. I can use it as a conversation piece on my coffee table.”

Yes, ghouls! Fucking ghouls! Don’t say this is no different than selling piece of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall was not a ground zero for death and destruction. Selling pieces of that was buying history. This is buying endorsements!

Mayors lower on the list of 100 — such as Mark Sokolich, of Fort Lee, at No. 45 — received other Port Authority perquisites: an intimate tour of the National September 11 Memorial, or the new World Trade Center construction site, or Port Authority money for jobs programs or new firefighting equipment, even in towns far from the port.

Wow! And for a special endorsement, Christie will let staffers give the mayors handjobs while telling them how great they are. At least the 9/11 saga will have a happy ending.

Turning wreckage of the twin towers into politically motivated gifts before Mr. Christie’s 2013 re-election was only one example. The authority became a means to reward friends (or hire them) and punish adversaries, and a bank to be used when Mr. Christie sought to avoid raising taxes. Major policy initiatives, such as instituting a large toll and fare increase in 2011, were treated like political campaigns to burnish the governor’s image.

What? He is petty enough to exact political revenge on people who don’t follow his fat ass hook, line and sinker? Like what happened on the GWB and Fort Lee? You don’t say.

Okay, so sum up:

01. Fat ass hugs Obama
02. The NJ Democrats throw their candidate under the bus and work to get Fat Ass re-elected
03. Fat Ass does shit behind the scenes to insure he has the endorsement he wants.
04. When an influential mayor refuses to endorse him, Christie uses the power of his office to exact political revenge.
05. It blows up on him and the media begins to work to discover the man all people with half a working brain knew he was in the first place.
06. The NYT discovers he sold off the WTC wreckage for endorsements.
07. And Fat Ass still won’t resign.

Ghouls! I hope you’re happy, New Jersey Democrats. You voted for him. And your party all but threw him the election.

Michelle Bachmann

The Wicked Witch of the North is a crazy person. Not just crazy, but bat-shit crazy too. She has attacked anyone that isn’t named Michelle Bachmann or doesn’t support her paranoid, delusional view of what America is. But her favorite target is gayo-Americans.

See, according to the soon-to-be-indicted one, Gay Americans have bullied, threatened, coerced and intimidated good, God-fearing American politicians into supporting their gay orgies and desires for gayness everywhere. And Gay Americans used every weapon at their disposal:

01: Being dragged to death like Matthew Sheppard.
02: Being beaten for being too feminine by insecure straight men
03: Cornering the market in the marriage biz.
04: Using the courts to demand equal protection under the law.
05: Spending money on supporting politicians that will support their causes.

But Bachmann sees something even more insidious. Something more hideous. Something downright destructive. All because Jan Brewer the Harpie vetoed a gay bashing bill in Arizona. Now, Michelle has her knickers in a twist.

"There's nothing about gays in there, but the gay community decided to make this their measure," she told conservative radio host Lars Larson during an interview at CPAC, as recorded by Right Wing Watch.

Really? Most read the bill, moron! It specifically targeted gay people. I don’t think religious fundamentalist nutjobs will mind black people. Well, maybe they will if you tell them Jesus was black. . .but the gays are things Jesus hates. The New Testament tells us that. . .I’ll find it.

Wait. . .wait. Nothing in the New Testament says that? Really? Oh. Please proceed, Congresswoman.

BACHMANN: "And the thing that I think is getting a little tiresome is the gay community, they have so bullied the American people and they have so intimidated politicians that politicians fear them and so they think they get to dictate the agenda everywhere. Well, not with the Constitution you don't."

Really? Full Faith and Credit. . .if you’re married in one state, you’re married in all states. Just like driver’s licenses. And criminal records. If you’re an ex-con in New Hampshire. . .you’re an ex-con in Nevada if you move there. Remember that clause of the Constitution?

How about the 14th amendment full protection under the law clause? Oh, those don’t matter in Michelle Bachmann’s constitution. Amendment one of that: Fuck Gay People!

Bachmann then said that the gay community has pushed for laws and court rulings that violate religious freedom. "If you want take away my religious liberties, you can advocate for that but you do it through the constitutional process," she said. "You don’t intimidate and no politician should give away my religious liberties or yours."

I believe absolutely ZERO gay people have come out and worked to destroy religious freedom. If someone’s religion is threatened by a gay person, the problem isn’t the religious belief. The problem is the person.

If you take the word “gay” and replace it worth the word “n-bomb,” we’re back in the 1950s-1960s all over again. Remember, mixed racial marriages are the end of the world too.

Virginia Republicans

Ready, aim. . .shoot yourself in the foot!

It is now official. The tea party is nothing more than nihilists with the sociopathic attitude of “if I can’t have it, no one can.” They are about to declare war on the Republicans in Virginia. Have at it, Hoss! Get me some popcorn.
It looks like Frank Wagner's despicable slating tactic to nullify any and all participation in the state and local politics by actual conservatives is spreading. I am hearing this could happen in the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th districts as well. So instead of trying to work together and broaden the party, the Establishment all over Virginia has made it pretty clear that they only want either paid lackeys or bootlickers running the local committees. So if they continue to do this, there isn't much we can do.

Or is there.

Oh, a challenge. Someone sees a challenge in the workings. Please go on. What is the “Or is there” that you want to do, Mr. Tea Party Jihadist?

What I propose is if the Establishment here in Virginia continues to use this tactic in order to disenfranchise any person who doesn't toe the line, we vote Democrat this year. Just this once. Consider this Operation Chaos 2.0. If they don't want us, lets see how they will feel if vote against them? This a free country and in my opinion, it is the duty of the party to serve its members, not the reverse. Unfortunately, when you get into power and surround yourself with paid yes-men, you lose sight of that.

WOW!!! The tea party is abandoning the Republican Party! If they don’t get 100% of what they want, they will vote for the candidate that will give them 0% rather than 90%. Damn! Someone hand them as many knives as you can. We need to see massive throat slitting now! Please vote for Democrats.

With this knowledge, the Democrats need to put up the most liberal, left wing Bernie Sanders types in all offices in Virginia.

Is this a radical step? Yes. Will this idea catch on? I hope so. Primaries are pointless if the system is gamed. The reason why people like Frank Wagner and his ilk hate conventions is because it is a system that he cannot game, cannot control, cannot dictate the outcome just because he's a state senator. For all the bullshit they spew about growing the party through primaries, let's seem them eat those words when they have effectively thrown out the activist base that does all the hard work and actually believes in what fake conservatives like Wagner et al say they believe in.

Preach to the choir, brother! Vote for Democrats. Give money to Democrats! Elect Democrats! Please teabaggers. . .enjoy that idea! We love it! It doesn’t matter where the votes come from so long as the Democrat gets the majority of them.

They think we are patsies. They think we can be bullied and put down and beaten into line. But parties are overrated, they are simply vehicles for getting elected to enact your principles. What is in your heart is more important then the letter after your name on the ballot. If they want to play dirty, let's play dirtier.

So sacrifice your teabagger conservative principles and vote for liberal Democrats! That will show the Republican establishment who’s boss! While you’re at it, do it on national level too.

Anti-Science Religious Nuts

Cosmos is coming back. Carl Sagan’s revolutionary series is being rebooted and now is hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. This looks to be amazing.

But hold on. . .the religious fundies have decided to go nuts on us. And they went to the one place where people can give bumper sticker logic because it only allows 140 characters: The twits went to Twitter.

Here are a very select “brainiacs” take on science.

You must be fun in your science class.

“How does electricity work?” “God.” “How do human reproduce?” “They don’t. It’s a sin.” “How does an ionic bond function?” “God and Glue.” “Explain E-MC2.” “God made them letters and numbers.”

Yes. Dr. Tyson needed eight years to get his doctorate. . .while you needed eight seconds and 140 character to get your stupid on! Way to go, asshat!

No problem. When TBN loses its broadcasting license, Cosmos can leave the air.

Are you talking the theory or the sitcom? Because if you mean the theory, it makes perfect sense. If you mean the sitcom, that is a funny show too.

Didn’t we already see this guy? If he knows where life begins, maybe he should try to find his and get off twitter.

Have you seen some of those fun house mirror looking yokels in the South? God’s image of himself must come when he’s stoned or drunk.

Funny, Jews don’t believe that. Neither to Hindus, Buddhists, Sheikhs, Muslims and Atheists. I wonder if God is as narrow minded as you are, buddy.

I’ll leave it to Seth McFaralane to put it all into perfect perspective.

4004 BC. That’s what Bishop Usher says.

Eric Cantor

One of these days a book will come out entitled “Eric Cantor: From Shithead to Shit Brick.” And it will be a best seller, because he did go from being a Shithead to a Shit Brick rapidly. Apparently, Cantor isn’t satisfied with his eight million attempts to overturn the ACA, now he wants to rein in Obama’s “Imperial Presidency.”

The House passed the first of a pair of bills aimed at reining in what Republicans call a pattern of overreach by the executive branch under President Obama.

Overreach? Oh, due tell. Please. I’m all ears. Bob Goodlatte (R-Obviously), be the front man on this important and completely non-partisan bill.

The legislation is a response to what Republicans say has been an "imperial presidency" under Obama -- a term that one conservative lawmaker noted also fit the Nixon administration during the Watergate scandal. Obama's new push to work around Congress using his "pen and phone" strategy only reinforces the need to, as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said, "restore balance to our system of government."

I see. . .Bush could railroad his shit. . .Obama tries to work with you children. . .and when you point, stamp your feet, cry and act like the spoiled rich kid who didn’t get the things they feel they deserve, Obama is a tyrant. I see how it works. If Obama works with you, he’s weak. When Obama (rightly), flips you off and tells you to kiss his ass, he’s a tyrant. Sophistry is a good weapon for ideological partisans with no ideas.

"This administration's blatant disregard for the rule of law has not been limited to just a few instances," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). "The president's dangerous search for expanded power appears to be endless."

Like supporting aggressive war? Like torture? Like indefinite detention without trial? Like spying on your own people. . .who did all that? Why yes. . .George Bush. Where was your bitching about the rule of law then, Eric?

After he was done, Cantor then went into his office, got on his knees and began kissing the ass of a Chimera stature with the heads of David and Charles Koch. . And Rush Limbaugh. Then he soiled himself. Or maybe he didn’t. . .I don’t know and I don’t care. But the new book shouldn’t be “Eric Cantor: From Shithead to Shit Brick.” It should be “Electing Idiots: The Eric Cantor Story.”

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan is another amazing guy. He who speaks with forked tongue can’t seem to stop lying or saying really stupid bullshit. Last week, he had a real doozy of a statement.

While appearing on Bill Bennett’s echo chamber, Ryan said this:

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) previewed his upcoming legislative proposals for reforming America’s poverty programs during an appearance on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America Wednesday, hinting that he would focus on creating work requirements for men “in our inner cities” and dealing with the “real culture problem” in these communities. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with,” he said.

Men in the inner cities? That is coded language for “black men.” So, when a black man isn’t working, he’s a lazy person. . .but if a black man is elected president (twice), he’s uppity and a tyrant. More sophistry.

Ryan also cited Charles Murray, a conservative social scientist who believes African-Americans are, as a population, less intelligent than whites due to genetic differences and that poverty remains a national problem because “a lot of poor people are born lazy.”

WOW!!! HOLY SHIT!!! Next he’ll quote George Fitzhugh who said that black people that were slaves at least had three hots and a cot and while the occasional slave master beat their slaves, the black slaves were better off than the white wage slaves. . .so let’s bring back slavery. At least then the lazy, inner city men will have jobs.

Resign now. . .just resign, asshole. You are unfit for office, public forums or even being seen in public. And no, all of this is true, as Think Progress has reported.

I wonder if he’ll bring up the Protocols of the Elders of Zion next when he talks about Jews. Wouldn’t be surprising? After all, it took one black man to expose the racist underbelly of the modern Republican Party. . .a Jewish man would completely destroy them. And God forbid. . .a woman president!

Unless that woman’s Sarah Palin, then it’s a-okay.

Girl Scout Cookie Boycott Supporters

Imagine you are an eight year old girl in a green uniform. You have a list of names in your hand and are walking through your neighborhood with your parents. You go door to door and ask people if they would do what has truly become an American tradition and a pleasant piece of Americana. . .the Girl Scout Cookie drive.

You’re doing a good job selling your cookies. . .then you knock on someone’s door. The adult in the house answers and you give your speech. The adult instantly starts screaming at you that you support abortion and are Godless and need to die. . .then slams the door in your face.

I know. . .this couldn’t happen. But it will during this year’s Girl Scout Cookie-cott.

First a little background.

Launched in 1912, the Girl Scouts of the USA started as a single pack of girls in Savannah, Georgia, meeting in the hopes of getting out of their “isolated home environments and into community service and the open air.” Founder Juliette Gordon Low, an artist and athlete, saw her personal mission in launching the troop as “to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy.”

Since that first troop, tens of millions of girls have joined the scouts, forming friendships, earning badges for new skills and, of course, selling the Girl Scout cookies so ubiquitously linked in every person’s mind with the organization. Beginning in 1917, when the first cookies were sold by an Oklahoma troop in a local high school as a service project, troops now sell approximately 200 million boxes per year, resulting in around $700 million in sales.

Well we can’t have girls involved in the community and doing things to be “happy, healthy and holy.” Well, Holy is okay. . .if they support and worship the same invisible man I worship in the same ways I do it. Girls need to be barefoot, in the home, with two black eyes making my dinner with three kids and fourth in the oven. That’s where this uppity little tykes should be. How DARE they destroy that? You know, soon they may want to even work at real jobs and. . .vote! The humanity. The horror.

So, why are the wingnuts going apeshit now?
The most recent in a long line of perceived offenses, and the one that spurred the latest cookie boycott, was the organization’s alleged endorsement of Texas state senator Wendy Davis, who last June famously filibustered the state’s new law that will close most of the abortion providers in Texas. The Girl Scouts’ Twitter account tweeted a link to a Huffington Post Live segment discussing potential candidates for woman of the year for 2013. Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis was mentioned as a contender, as were singer Beyonce, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and even “the brave women on social media.”

Are these people that emotionally insecure? Are their egos that fractured? Are their dicks that small? It wasn’t an endorsement. It was mentioning an important woman that they can use to show their Scouts that any girl can be just as good, maybe even better than a man. . .which is why I call Jay-Z “Mr. Beyonce.”

Such bullcrap. And it goes to great length to show just at stupid it is.

01. Just a few months earlier, in October, right-wing Colorado radio pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner of Generations Radio were urging a boycott of cookies because the Girl Scouts were a “wicked organization” that “doesn’t promote godly womanhood” and in fact “is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood,” according to Swanson.

02. In 2012, the Family Research Council, the Christian right advocacy group headed by Tony Perkins, urged its 455,000 followers to pray that cookie sales would lag so that the Girl Scouts would break off their alleged relationship with Planned Parenthood. “The Scouts had better confess their errors and make a clean break while they can,” read the alert, which also urged prayer for the congressional defunding of Planned Parenthood.

03. Even as far back as a decade ago, anti-abortion organizations were boycotting their local troops to punish them for participating in events with Planned Parenthood affiliates. In the case of Waco, Texas, a boycott of cookies in 2004—launched over a partnership with Planned Parenthood for a sex-ed event—continued on even after the troop dropped its co-sponsorship. (Pro-Life Waco’s continuing boycott has now become the staging ground for the current 2014 cookie-cott.)

So when that door is slammed in that Girl Scout’s face and she goes back crying to her parents, her parents will ask what happened. Imagine the look on the parents’ faces when she says “That person in that house called me a baby killing diesel dyke that hate America. I never killed a baby.”

Try explaining that one to your daughter. Sickening.

Racist Spokane Coward

Spokane, Washington has a long history of nazi sympathizers loving the place so much they setup shop there. It’s similar now to Kingman, Arizona. So it should come as absolutely no shock to anyone that some nazi racist scum-sucking asshole pulled the same nazi shit to immigration reform advocates that Steve King does, except this prick didn’t mask it in politically viable language.

A young man walked briskly past the ongoing news conference and, with TV cameras rolling, muttered, “Go back to Mexico.” He then continued toward the intersection of Post Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard and swiveled back to face the group, raising his arm in a Nazi salute and yelling, “Heil Hitler” before extending his middle finger as he scampered away.

Wow. Intelligent, classy, thought-provoking and brave. Didn’t stick around to get his photo taken. Didn’t stick around for anyone to find out what this asshole’s name is. Moronic.

At least Fast for Families did what they should have done in dealing with this prick.

The activists from Fast for Families ignored the racist antics and continued their rally, though one of the organizers later confided that while the group is accustomed to occasional heckling, the one-fingered Nazi salute marked a new low.

It’s nice to see some decorum. Sadly, this writer isn’t one that has decorum. I’ll let one of my biggest heroes in life explain what should have be said to this nazi clown.

For those who don’t want to listen or watch, just read the greatness that is George Carlin.

Would somebody just put a dick in that guy's mouth, please? 'Cause that's what he wants. He's a cocksucker in disguise. He's got his mouth open 'cause he wants someone to cum in it. Now, do you wanna keep making noise, motherfucker, and we can find you that way, or are you just a punk coward asshole bullshit loud motherfucker and you're gonna shut up now so we don't find out where the fuck you're sitting? 'Cause if you keep it up, we'll grab your ass and throw you on the fucking street, where you belong, with your mother! And I'm fucking her in the asshole every night anyway, so fuck you and your sister and your wife! If you got a kid, I hope your fucking kid dies in a car fire! How do you like that, you stupid cocksucker? Shut the fuck up and get the fuck out of here! … You know? See … You gotta use psychology. You gotta be a bit of a psychologist up here and know how to appeal to a person.

Now think of that asshole nazi in Spokane. How many of you wouldn’t like to say this to that guy?

Kyle Tasker and Mark Warden

Are you busting a gut laugh yet? Isn’t it funny? A beating your wife joke by an elected Republican (what a fucking surprise). This asshat’s name is Kyle Tasker and he represents some district in New Hamsphire. And he’s embarrassing them big time every time he opens his mouth.

Again, look at the photo. This crappy story all started because another Republican named Mark Warden got raked over coals for being a sexist pig as well. According to TPM:

The Huffington Post has a screenshot taken by Tucker with the full image of the Facebook discussion, including Tasker's post, here.

Rep. Mark Warden (R) was criticized for a comment he made last year during a hearing on a bill related to domestic violence laws.

“Some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships," Warden said, according to WMUR News. "It's a love-hate relationship."

The New Hampshire Republican party would not defend Warden, according to the Huffington Post. Tasker and others on Monday started to discuss the state GOP's refusal to defend Warden on the Greater Nashua Tea Party's Facebook page.

Yes. . .all women being beaten LOOOOVE it, asshole. It has nothing to do with the fact that most are so terrified of their abuser they stay out of fear. No. . .it’s love/hate. Mark, do you still beat your wife? Or, are you just a massive sexist that you just brow-beat her?

Anyway, Kyle decided to defend this clown.

"Warden is so principled it offends people," Tasker wrote on Facebook.

It’s principled to make stupid comments about domestic violence? Two weeks ago on the Top Ten, a Democrat in Texas running for District Attorney stated that those who are victims of domestic violence “need to learn how to box better.” Now a Republican does the same shit.

Unreal the loathing modern American politics have for women. But all is not lost. . .see, Tasker refuses to apologize.

A New Hampshire state lawmaker is refusing to apologize for posting a sexually explicit image on Facebook about "battered women," saying it was never meant to be a joke and is being misconstrued.

Misconstrued? No. . .you’re an elected official. And the fucking joke isn’t funny, asshole.

On Thursday, Tasker said he wasn't going to apologize for the post because his "intent was pure."

"I didn't mean that as a joke, it was a t-shirt print I thought was pretty ridiculous that someone would wear that around," Tasker said, according to WMUR.

Yes. . .pure. Pure horsecrap. My God. . .just apologize and then resign! Luckily the Democrats came out with a perfect response.

"Every time we think a Republican member of the legislature has set a new low, another one does something worse," said state Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley.

Similar to what Hank Hill said to Dale Gribble once: “Just when I think you’ve said the stupidest thing ever, you just keep right on talking.”

Obama Administration (and Dianne Feinstein by extension)

Finally. . .this will get alot of negative press, but again, when the Obama Administration is wrong. . .it’s wrong and nothing will change that.

All this snooping and spying on Americans without warrants or probable cause needs to stop. And it needs to stop now. 9/11 did not invalidate the 4th amendment. And that’s not a pre-9/11 mindset. It’s a post-1776 mindset.

As does protecting torturers. I know, he let Bush and Cheney go free. We’re not surprised at that. But now he’s stopping the Senate from oversight.

President Barack Obama’s administration has refused to release about 9,400 documents connected to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation at the heart of an ongoing dispute with the Central Intelligence Agency, (CIA) McClatchy Newspapers reported on Wednesday.

The White House has allegedly rejected or ignored written and verbal requests for committee members to review the materials, which relate to the agency’s “enhanced interrogation” program shut down near the beginning of Obama’s presidency. Committee staff members allegedly first learned about the documents in 2009, but it is not clear whether the CIA granted them access to them before the White House made them unavailable.

Don’t worry. They will never see the light of day. Expect “national security” or “executive privilege to be used as an excuse.

All of this happened because Dianne Feinstein doesn’t like that the CIA broke into her computer in the Senate.

The report comes a day after Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) publicly accused the agency of illegally searching Senate staff members’ computers. Feinstein has allegedly written several letters to Kathryn Ruemmler, the president’s chief legal advisor, asking her to mediate the dispute between the CIA and the committee, but has never gotten a response.

Why should Ruemmler respond? DiFi is just a Senator. . .she’s a nobody. A nothing. Besides, DiFi has had no problems when the CIA and the NSA illegally search everyday American’s computers, emails, text messages and what not. That’s acceptable. DiFi is a nobody. The average American is less than a nobody.

So, what did Obama do about this? HE did what he’s good at doing. Being an ostrich.

In the president’s first remarks about the dispute since Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence accused the CIA of a cover-up and intimidation directed at her staff, Obama said it was not a matter for the White House to “wade into at this point”.

Yes. . .why should the White House investigate something an agency in the Executive Branch does? It has better things to do. . .like putting medical marijuana dispensary owners in prison and telling teachers they are at the bottom of the barrel.

But in the end, Obama’s lawyer met with DiFi for a heart-to-heart chat.

White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan and the CIA's acting general counsel both referred the Senate's treatment of classified documents to the Justice Department for a possible criminal investigation.

Feinstein says that referral is merely an attempt to intimidate the intelligence committee’s staff, whom she claims was acting appropriately. The California Democrat was particularly incensed because the CIA lawyer who asked for the criminal investigation was himself the subject of the probe into interrogation practices.

The article says pretty much nothing, so good reporting, NBC News. Way to carry the water of the United States government. After this was over, DiFi went to the airwaves and said “You little American peons deserve to get spied on. If you didn’t want to be spied upon, you should have been born a United States Senator,” while President Obama did another photo op with Mr. And Mrs. Beyonce Knowles at a fund raiser where people paid $40K a piece for a plate of chips and runny, fake nacho cheese.

Sometimes, this president does things that one can truly support. Then he pulls this crap. And the cynical attitudes of his base thinking he abandoned them come right back. Too bad he, and the rest of the Democrats in power, don’t care.

See you next week.
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