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I have NEVER been to a party like this

Not since April anyway.  If you go to Vegas keep an eye out for my ass.

I lost it at the blackjack tables.  Or maybe it was the $1 slots.

My memory is kinda hazy

I think this is an open thread.

Wanker of the Year – G. Gordon Liddy

No use putting a roof on an empty barn"

"No use putting a roof on an empty barn"

With all the crazy floating around you would think it would be hard to pick a winner.  Leave it to a Watergate burglar to leave the competition in the dust:

I understand that they found out today that Miss Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, which means in illegal alien, “the race.” And that should not surprise anyone because she’s already on record with a number of racist comments.

Wow! I guess Mr. Liddy doesn’t know that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT WERE BORN IN NEW YORK CITY! (Not to mention that to Native Americans “illegal alien” is the English language) As for La Raza, that group is the Hispanic equivalent of the NAACP, not the KKK.

But old Sourpuss wasn’t done:

Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.

I hope I don’t have to explain what is wrong with that statement. G. Gordon Liddy is the kind of guy that gives stupid pricks a bad name.


Kool-aid Goggles


The latest meme used by the sippy-kup kidz of the kool-aid kingdom to explain rationalize the actions of Teh Precious goes something like this:

Hillary would have done the same things!

Barely one-twelfth of the way through his term in office and Obama’s rabid supporters are reduced to that and “11-dimensional chess” to justify their love for a man who schmoozed them and used them and then never called them again.

Now I could disprove that meme by pointing to things like last summer’s FISA revision (where Hillary kept her word and voted “no” but Obama broke an explicit promise and voted “yes”) but let’s assume for the sake of argument that the angry chihuahuas of Obamanation are correct and Obama is doing the same things that Hillary would have done.  I learned in one of those numberology classes they make you take as part of college “breadth” requirements that both sides of an equal sign are the same.  So if Obama = Hillary then Hillary = Obama.

They not only say that Hillary would have done the same things as POTUS that TelePrompter Jeebus has done, but the official talking points from David Axelrove are that Obama ran a better campaign, raised more money and now Hillary supports him so we should all get naked and have make-up sex.  Our refusal to strip down, lube up and grab our ankles proves we are just bitter racists who can’t stand the idea of a black biracial man in the Oval Office.

So here’s my question:  If the only difference between Obama and Hillary was the quality of the campaigns they ran and the amount of money they raised, WHAT THE FUCK WAS ALL THAT SCORCHED EARTH ANGRY MOB WITCH HUNT BULLSHIT WE SAW LAST YEAR ABOUT??

Beginning around December 2007 Left Blogistan turned toxic as Obama supporters began making unhinged attacks on Hillary, the Big Dawg, her campaign staff and anyone who supported her.  This blog was created as a place of refuge for Hillary supporters who were driven out of Cheetoville and other lefty blogs.  But it wasn’t enough for them to purge us from our old hang-outs, they followed us and tried to harass us here too.  They continue to stalk and harass us to this day.

According to the deranged haters, we are Republican ratfuckers, ignoring the fact that we consistently take positions that are to the left of Obama.  We don’t call Obama a socialist and criticize him for being too liberal, we slam him for not being liberal enough.  Unlike Obama we strongly support a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage and universal health care.

Obama is the ratfucker.  He occasionally talks the talk of a New Deal Democrat, but he walks the walk of a Reagan Republican.  The Big Dawg moved to the right when he had to, but Obama avoids the left like it’s radioactive.  If his followers would take off their Kool-aid goggles and take a good look at him they would realize he’s not Barry the First, he’s Bush the Third.

Joseph Cannon:

I wish to hell that these people would just be honest about what they did. I wish that they would ‘fess up to the role they played in foisting this nightmarish presidency on the world. I wish to hell that they would apologize.


(graphic courtesy of sarahfdavis)

Sotomayor Round-up: It’s about more than abortion

But if you are of child bearing age, stock up on Plan B.

Realistically, the Republicans have already won the Roe v. Wade battle.  Anthony Kennedy is persuadable, given the right case.  He nearly caved on Webster v. Casey back when Sandra Day O’Connor was on the bench.  She had to talk him out of it but it was touch and go for awhile there.  Kennedy only reluctantly agreed with her in the end.  There’s no Sandra Day around anymore but there are a whole lot more blustering, former altar boys on the bench.

Sotomayor may not be an Antonin Scalia but the sense I am getting from her is that she’s no Souter either.  I was stunned to learn from Gibbs that Obama never asked her what she thinks of Roe.  It’s probably because he doesn’t need to know.  It’s beneficial to both parties for Roe to stay on the books.  So, it’s likely that a test case like Webster will never come up again.  No, instead we will have more of the kind of cases where the right to have an abortion remains but the actuality of obtaining one is very difficult.  Maybe we’ll go back to the days of the early 70’s where you had to take a trip to New York.  And Sotomayor will probably be just fine with that.  It allows her a certain amount of cognitive dissonance.  She never has to outlaw it or condone it outright.  She can be technically pro-choice while being practically pro-life.

This doesn’t come as any surprise to those of us who followed Obama’s rhetoric on the subject last year.  It was above his paygrade to comment on it but any such decision needs a supermajority from all of your friends, family and religious authorities.  Women, you can’t do this by yourself.  Your eency-weency brains and underdeveloped sense of morality require the assistance of others wiser than you.  If you decide you want an abortion after all, they can shame you for being a wanton woman and if you decide to put the kid up for adoption they can call you heartless and non-maternal.  If you keep it, you will be a burden to your family.  Gosh, don’t you miss the olden days when it was everyone else’s business to know what is going on in your life and pass judgment on it?  I doubt that Obama appointed a truly pro-choice nominee because the evangelical base might desert him.  He’s not too worried about you 20 somethings.  I mean, where else are you going to go?  As long as he is also technically pro-choice, he’s going to be heads and tails better than any Republican, right?  Oh, right, they already have 5 votes to overturn Roe.  Funny, they had that *before* the 2008 election too.

I sure feel smart that I voted for the woman:

Sotomayor has accumulated a record on church-state issues, insurance cases and employment law.  I haven’t read everything and I don’t claim to understand all of it anyway.  But my sense is that she is very deferential to authority.  Maybe that’s why George H. W. Bush appointed her as a judge in the first place and why she was offered by the Democrats to the Republicans during the last administration.  It may very well be the case that her upbringing will have an impact on her judicial temperament but not in the way Republicans fear.  In fact, they almost seem to be playing tar-baby with Sotomayor.  What kind of person comes out of an ethnic, urban, working class, Catholic upbringing, who spent years in a parochial school and excelled at pleasing those paragons of virtue and authority, the formidable Catholic nun?  What kind of person does that produce?  I mean, other than Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews?

Yeah, imagine Chris Matthews on the SCOTUS.  That’s Sotomayor.

Links For The Day

Sorry guys. Monday is another holy day here. I’m getting ready for another long week-end (back to back) and I’m kinda swamped.
Nevertheless, here is an omnium-gatherum of news items.