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Billo: Pick-a-fricative

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 27, 2014, 12:45 AM (0 replies)

It's Sideshow Texas Ricky!

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Aug 26, 2014, 03:42 PM (0 replies)

Too sick for words

So there’s an email making the rounds, passing itself off as a “prayer request”. It lists the names of several Marines who died in Afghanistan, then goes on to excoriate President Obama for not bothering to take time out of his vacation to note their sacrifice. Problem is, those Marine deaths happened in 2010, and their sacrifice is being recycled in 2014 not to honor their service but to trash this particular President.

Some things really are just too sick for words.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Aug 26, 2014, 12:02 AM (17 replies)


Can we stop contributing to the earned media for a guy who scrapes up roadkill, plops it on his head and then certifies himself an authority on just about anything?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Aug 25, 2014, 10:15 PM (9 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Aug 24, 2014, 03:53 PM (2 replies)

Here we don't go again kinda sorta

My mailbox today contained another political mailer, this time for the Republican trying to unseat the only Democrat in the state house from this part of the state. Major tea party guy, all about guns and liberty and the constitution and the Murkan dream. Not surprising, given that our local baggers are all about that stuff. They have also been very vocally supportive of birther stuff, with no small amount of racism tossed in.

What's really kind of freaking funny, here, is that this fellow isn't, um, "from here". And he sure as heck doesn't look Swedish, if you get my drift. Fact is, he's Polynesian, born in (uh oh) Hawaii, and has a name that is very obviously not European in origin; the mailer even includes a phonetic pronunciation. He just happened to come to school here, liked the place and decided to stay; and I'd be the last to argue with that.

But it is odd, this sudden silence from all those show-me-the-birth-certificate yellers. Have to wonder if this onset of political laryngitis is painful for them. Hmmm. Maybe I should just call Donald Trump, ask him to look into it . . .
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Aug 22, 2014, 11:39 PM (3 replies)

What's up with that?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 12:32 AM (2 replies)

What's up with that?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 20, 2014, 11:23 PM (2 replies)

Strategery abides

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 20, 2014, 06:36 PM (1 replies)

Choosing to stand

It’s not as if we weren’t warned.

Long before we invaded Iraq we were told - repeatedly - that removing Saddam would create a vacuum that would be filled by Al Qaeda and worse. We KNEW this would happen, but the Cheney/Bush team held to an agenda determined to ignore all reason in order to chase profit.

They didn’t give a damn about the deaths of 4000 of our military, they didn’t give a damn about the death and destruction of hundreds of thousands in the place that gave birth to civilization, and they sure as hell don’t give a damn about the beheading of a journalist. The only thing that concerns them is the preservation of their bloody ill-gotten fortunes, and to that end they support current candidates.

So go ahead, ask me again why I do what I do, why phone banks and canvassing matter, why registering voters matters.

I choose to stand with those who DO give a damn.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Aug 20, 2014, 01:28 PM (0 replies)
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