Category Archive for 'rant'

Slade Gorton Joins the Wingnut Terrorist Brigade

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

I used to have a little respect for former Washington Senator Slade Gorton—I mean, given that he is a Republican. In many ways, he struck me as a rather moderate Republican. But his latest statement sounds like a warmed over Dick Cheney-turd sandwich:

“I don’t think there’s been enough urgency expressed by the Obama [...]

Fighting the Right Wing Terrorists

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Jack Turner hits many nails on the head with this essay called, “When Will This White House Learn You Cannot Negotiate With Terrorists?” I’ll highlight one point:

Too often, this White House has sent the signal that it seeks common ground and conciliation with parties interested in its total destruction. From my point [...]

Psychobabble

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Literally the day after Greg Sargent broke news of the Democrats’ plan to frame the GOP as the Party of Limbaugh, the Republicans… announced that the GOP is the Party of Limbaugh.
Like North Koreans fearful of retribution for hinting even a thread of doubt over the infallibility of “Dear Leader” Kim Jung Il, Republicans at [...]

Darcy Burner Earned THE Harvard Economics Degree

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Subtitle: LIAR GATE and How it Relates to Lying Dave Reichert
Many have addressed the Neocon lying smear campaign belittling the Economics degree Darcy Burner earned from Harvard University, including Goldy at Horsesass.org, the Huffington Post, and even Harvard University Professor Harry Lewis.
Given that most have discussed details about a “concentration” in Economics at Harvard and [...]

McCain’s Post-selection Vetting

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

From the AP:

Trying to head off a potentially embarrassing state ethics report on GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, [McCain] campaign officials released their own report Thursday that clears her of any wrongdoing.

Wait. What? The McCain campaign just finished their own investigation of Palin and Troopergate?
Shouldn’t they have done that [...]

Mitt: Now a Uniter, Too!

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Mitt Romney is all about change we learn from tonight’s debate. Yeah…right. And I don’t mean a change of underwear (which is a very sensitive topic….)
Is it about that creepy, frequently inappropriate, smile he keeps flashing? No…that’s not “change.” That’s just weird. [...]

More “Security” Lunacy

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Kos diarist chiniqua posted an interesting diary today, detailing her experience of being the target of an investigation based on a goofy sentence posted to her MySpace page.
I rant about it here.

Those Pernicious GOP Power Scandals

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

I guess I just needed to rant a bit about a pernicious pattern of power abuse that seems to be uncovered with every investigation of the Bush administration.
That’s the short version…the long version of the rant is here.

Joyriding Jihad

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

From KING5:

GIG HARBOR, Wash. – Two men are in hot water after taking a joyride on the runway of a Pierce County airport Saturday night.
Police say it appears the two, in their early 20s, had been drinking as they jumped in the car and took it for a spin in a place they [...]

Pissing Away Money on Pseudo-Science

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Someday somebody will write a book about it—about how the Bush administration pissed away billions of dollars when they defined policy by ideology. They ignored science, empirical evidence, and qualified experts whenever they conflicted with a premeditated ideologically-driven policy.
The biggest example of this is the faulty “intelligence,” made up by hopeful, deluded warrior [...]

McCain’s Ugly Pandering

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

I suppose it is possible that John McCain is living in a fantasy world (a la Bush). But, really, I think that McCain is transparently pandering to conservatives—giving ‘em the political equivalent of a blow job. From Fox News:

“The reason why we lost that election, my dear friends, was because we let spending [...]

Who is Enabling Terrorists?

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Yesterday ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviewed Dick Cheney:

Karl Because Congressman [Jack] Murtha and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi have made it clear that what they would like to do is they would like to stop the surge. Can they do it? Do they have the power to stop the surge?
Cheney I don’t think so. The question [...]

Holiday Travel Blues

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

KING 5 has a story discussing travel challenges for the holidays:

Holiday travel across the mountain passes could be difficult this coming weekend because heavy snow is again expected.
The snow advisory for Thursday night in the mountains has been cancelled, but if you are crossing the passes earlier is better than later because another storm is [...]

Lyin’ Eyman’s Little Goof

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Perennial initiative writer-cum-huckster Tim Eyman screwed up…again.
And then he lied to his supporters about it.
Steve Zemke at Majority Rules has the scoop:

Tim Eyman’s current Initiative 917 petitions for $30 license tabs are invalid and violate Washington state law. He has resent “redesigned” petitions to his supporters but lies and tells them that signatures [...]

God’s Freedom through Slavery: A View from the Great Peninsula

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Adele Ferguson, a political columnist for the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, waxes philosophical over the question, “Why do blacks continue to support Democrats?”
Ms. Ferguson is a real piece of…um…work. Her essay is a muddled racist rant in which she enlightens us as to God’s true purpose behind slavery:

One of these days before I [...]

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