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Maureen Dowd, Back to The High Life Again?


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Been posting about The Dowd for years … somehow giving her chance after chance has rarely born fruit.


She's as bitter as a wet cat, right now, and not afraid to show it.

From the New York Times.

FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL.

I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo Mourning and a part-owner of the Boston Celtics. Hillary and I agreed when we partied with Vernon Jordan up here, hanging out with celebrities and rich folks is fun.



Now we are engaged in a great civil divide in Ferguson, which does not even have a golf course, and that’s why I had a “logistical” issue with going there. We are testing whether that community, or any community so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure when the nation’s leader wants nothing more than to sink a birdie putt.

Seriously, Maureen?!

Bush cut more brush at his Ranch, and it was a bit farther away, clocking as many  vacay hours into Texas than Obama could ever aspire to.

heavy sigh


It Won't Be the Happiest Place on Earth if Glenn Beck Goes Disney



This is a total WTFBBQ(??!!??) situation.

Glenn Beck is full of (disgusting) plans for this great, patriotic, white, exceptional nation, and this time he's glommed onto Walt Disney. And adopted a propensity for the taste of 'Christian blood'.

I told you it was stamped and verified WTFBBQ.

Maybe he's all afternoon delight about the foul aroma of odeur of impeachment in the air, is Beck. He's clearly heading towards Shock Jock Black Belt qualification.



Catch this bit of inanity from Fvx Noise.

Glenn Beck appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources for the second week in a row (why) and told host Brian Stelter that he was modeling himself less after Edward R. Murrow and more after Walt Disney. He specified that this did not mean Beckland theme parks, but did mean … whatever this next bit says:

“Disney was an innovator on everything. We went to space because of Walt Disney. You know, Walt Disney brought his animator that did the Seven Dwarfs and said ‘I’ve got this Nazi scientist that I need you to meet, Wernher Von Braun.’ The year is 1954 or ’55. He said, ‘He thinks we can put a man in space. I want you to tell that story.’

“In 1955 just before he opens the park he starts his TV show, Disneyland, he has a special called ‘Man in Space.’ The story goes that Eisenhower called him up and said, ‘Walt, you son of a bitch, you did it. I’ve been trying to convince the people at the Pentagon. I don’t need that. You just convinced the American people.’ A world without Walt Disney, America without Walt Disney, not just the parks, is a very different place. He affected our culture in a positive way.”

Watch the clips below.


Course, now it's not even been a week since Glenn Beck put a bib on and mowed through a short stack of pancakes … drizzled not with Aunt Jemina or Vermont's Maple Syrup … but with 'Christian blood'. After, Eeeeeew, check out the Beck asshattery of the month.


Dude been sneaking True Blood binge-watching in?? Very similar to last season's finale, just sayin'. Tom Cruz may have got the gig, but Beck can dream.




Steve King Is at It Again - This Time Goes Absolutely Apeshite on Immigrants #RANPaul


steve king worst person in the world

Infuriating, knicker twisting, deplorably inept, xenophobic, a Major Faux Pas Pas Pas …  is the Representative from Iowa, Steve King.

Have a horrified couple of YouTube - huge tip o' the hat to GottaLaff for the story spotting and video linkage. [Laffy Note: Check out Rand Paul making a quick exit. Hence the hashtag... #RANPaul. More on this in Nicole Sandler's post and podcast later.]

Okoboji, Iowa (CNN) – Republican Rep. Steve King was confronted Monday night at his own fundraiser by an undocumented immigrant and activist who argued with the Iowa congressman over his stance on immigration.

Erika Andiola, who’s involved with the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, mostly took issue with King’s vote last week to curb the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows certain young people - who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children - to delay deportation.

Image courtesy Sergio Hernandez, Cartoonist

Image courtesy Sergio Hernandez, Cartoonist

The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”
– George Carlin

And on CNN and Youtubes Vids, below, you get a TMI closeup of King's execrable exploits.


For a refresher on past Steve King level excoriating, a 2013 high for him on the satanic Amnesty attacks.

I think we absolutely crown him … King of the GOP.Tea Asshattery … and I literally mean the more modern 'crowning the Dude".  A marble one ought to do -- the desperately needed for Iowa and America herself -- hat trick.




Bill Kristol Says 'Hogwash' To Any Iraq War Hawk Apology Possibilities


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Bill Kristol, fresh from his Morning Joe pummeling by MSNBC pundit John Heilemann link here , spent a good deal of time last week fielding questions about his doubling down on the decision to go into Iraq.

And his call to action that slammed liberal peaceniks as lacking feck. Feck is becoming highly overrated among the BushCo NeoCon Senior Set.


Image courtesy our Twitter friend Mel Neuhaus, @acehanna54 Click to enlarge.

Erin Burnett got a shot at Kristol over at CNN, and he (to our delight) included that prized intellectual conservative descriptive: 'Hogwash!'

She had a provocative Tweet from Senate leader Harry Reid to tweak Kristol's self-elevated nose with.

Have a gander.

"I'm not apologizing for something that I think was not wrong," Kristol opined firmly. "The war to remove Saddam was the right thing and necessary thing to do."

"Apologies would be in order for the neoconservatives who banged the war drums so disastrously, Bill," swiftly came from a neighboring Carl Bernstein, thank you Carl.

"Hogwash!" Kristol bellowed!

The Old White Guys UnCompassionate Conservative Club, headed by Cheney or Kristol or whomever is sick enough to want that chair, is clearly alive and disturbed. And increasingly loud and given to public hissy fits.

On MSNBC's Hardball Monday evening, Chris Matthews gave the Axis of Feeble his own unique shout-out. [Truly, pardon the quiet shouting, but Tweety means so well.]

Bring on 2014!