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Dennis Kucinich responds to The Greatest Speech On Health Care Reform EVAH!

This was posted in the comments earlier but it deserves to be on the front page.  Kucinich is a real liberal which makes him “unelectable” according to the media and the Democratic establishment.

Yes, I know he endorsed Obama last year.  We all make mistakes.  Get over it. He is also a co-sponsor of HR 676 (single payer)

Moonbeam/Kooch 2012

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Has an Obama speech ever changed anything?


We all know that Barack Obama is famous for speechifying.  Until he was elected to be Reader of the  TOTUS it was the first and foremost item on his skimpy resume.  But for all the swooning of the fanboiz in the media and blogosphere have any of his speeches made a difference?

Obama’s first great speech was allegedly his 2002 anti-war speech in Chicago.  I say “allegedly” because there don’t seem to be any contemporaneous accounts or live recordings of it (his campaign recorded him reading a copy of the speech and dubbed in crowd noise.)  We pretty much have to take Obama’s word for what he said and it certainly didn’t stop the invasion of Iraq from taking place.

When Obama gave the keynote speech at the 2004 DNC convention it was the first time he ever used a TelePrompter.  Not only did he receive national name-recognition for the speech but in the minds of many it qualified him to be President.  It didn’t do much for John Kerry however, he lost the election to a booger-eating moron.

According to Obama’s cult followers deranged followers enthusiastic supporters the Iowa victory speech was the greatest victory speech in the history of the Iowa caucuses and proved he was a force to be reckoned with.  A few days later Hillary won an upset victory in New Hampshire.

Next up was The Greatest Speech On Race EVAH!  I was over at Balloon Juice the day Obama read the speech to the adoring media and I swear on the lives of my ex-wives that two different people claimed to have been moved to tears just reading a transcript!  A few weeks later Obama disowned the man he could never disown.  According to the OFB racial strife in this country has increased since then, and they are constantly finding new examples of racism.

Obama’s “Free Beer and Bratwurst” speech doesn’t seem to have been much of a success, Obama didn’t receive any votes from Germany in the election and they still haven’t apologized for bombing Pearl Harbor.

Obama decided that the Staples Center in Denver wasn’t grand enough for his coronation acceptance speech, so his supporters in the banking and telecom industries rented Mile-High stadium for him and built him his own faux-Grecian temple.  After being carried to the stage in a sedan chair by a team of oiled-up and stripped-down fanboiz, Obama gave the greatest speech of his life up until then.  The speech was so good that Chris Matthews couldn’t control himself and began humping Keith Olbermann’s leg on the air.

Shortly thereafter John McCain named Sarah Palin as his running mate and shot into the lead in the polls.  Her acceptance speech at the RNC convention attracted more viewers and got higher approval ratings.

As you can see, all of Obama speeches except the first one (which nobody listened to) follow the same pattern.  He reads a speech, his fanboiz swoon, nothing changes.  The reason for that is simple – all his speeches are “just words.”

Including the one he gave last night.

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Eye-Patch Underwear?


This month’s political sex scandal stars 54 year-old California Assemblyman Michael D. Duvall, a conservative Republican from the O.C.  There’s even a video tape of of him bragging about getting his freak on:

She wears little eye-patch underwear. So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And
 so, we had made love Wednesday–a lot! And so she’ll, she’s all, ‘I am going 
up and down the stairs, and you’re dripping out of me!’ So messy!


So, I am getting into spanking her. Yeah, I like it. I like spanking her. She goes, ‘I know you like spanking me.’ I said, ‘Yeah! Because you’re such a bad girl!’


According to TPM (quoting other sources) “she” is 36 year-old Heidi DeJong Barsuglia, a lobbyist for an energy company, Sempra Energy. Duvall is vice chair of the Committee on Utilities & Commerce.

Duvall also talked about another as of yet unidentified female lobbyist:

But Duvall wasn’t content to just share one adulterous tale at the July 8 committee hearing. He referenced a second, simultaneous affair with another woman. He seemed amused that he was cheating on both his wife and a mistress.

Oh, yeah, Sher, Shar, Shar,” Duvall said. “Oh, she is hot! I talked to her yesterday. She goes, ‘So are we finished?’ I go, ‘No, we’re not finished.’ I go, ‘You know about the other one [Barsuglia], but she doesn’t know about you!‘”

The assemblyman punctuated his observation with laughter.

Not panties

Not panties

The Honorable Mr. Duvall has resigned so he can spend more time explaining all this to his wife and kids:

“I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state,” he said in a statement posted on his website. “I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work.”

What’s up with the GOP these days?  They are getting kinda boring – no arrests for restroom tap dancing, no “sexting” teen-age congressional pages and nobody wearing diapers.  Compared to the activities of Larry Craig, Mark Foley and David Vitter  a little consensual spanky-panky with an adult woman is pretty uh, conservative.

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