Tag: Liar

Obama gets shitty with a pervasive “for profits” industry.

Read all about it from Charlie Davis.  Also, see Jeralyn on how Obama shatters campaign promises.

I’d like to point out that the cannabinoid  receptor is amoral, at best, and physiologically essential, at least.

In recent years, it has been strongly implicated in the canonical fast inhibitory feedback of the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis.  

In English, when you become stressed, your brain pumps out stress messengers to alert your kidney-associated glands to produce a massive stress response on demand.  The powerful, powerful molecule produced (compound F, in humans, also known as cortisone (Kendall’s compound E)), goes straight to the brain, and makes animals do crazy, crazy shit if left over-pumped and unchecked (See for yourself: it’s coming to theatre near you soon!).  

Fortunately, the endocrine system is designed to shut itself off (under normal stress conditions; again, coming to a theatre of the mind near you!).  It’s like a box with a button:  When you push the button, a hand comes out in order to push the button to retract the hand and close the lid again.  

No, wait, evolution is not that stupid.  A lot of crazy and worthwhile shit happens in between button-pushings.  Unlike politics, apparently, button-pushing is NOT the main goal of the endocrine system.  However, it’s important to turn the system OFF, lest it run in undesirable directions (see your theatre’s listings!).  The cannabinoid receptor is the fast shut-off switch, quite literally, for the stress system, and probably the political system, as well.

I could write a fucking book on the subject.  Oh, wait: I fucking DID!

A more-intelligent-than-me brother-like person, who, unlike Richard Feynman, somehow failed to inherit my genes for smoking and drinking and bongos, etc., last night expressed to me his utter contempt for the Obama administration’s  (and government-in-general’s) effrontery in fiddling with people where it has no fucking business, much less knowledge.  Technocrats my ass.  These people are fucking stupid.

GET OFF ME!  And enforce some actual meaningful fucking laws!  Can Eric Holder fog a fucking mirror?  We more or less concluded.  We are the 99%.

We concluded that the administration were either protecting Pharma’s patents on synthetic cannabinoids or protecting the banks’ drug cartel money laundering.  We all know who Obama is, at this point.  Not just the 99%, but the whole 100% know who Obama is.  We are the knowledgeable, and we are watching every fucking move.

Perhaps the Constitutional-Interpreter-in-Chief whose non-existent scholarly writings can only be interpreted through his apparently fuck-all knowledge of post-Dark Age scholarship on “human freedoms” should shut the fuck up about the doctor-prescribed and self-administered medicine in primates, on whom (dare we say?) I could also write a fucking book.  

Politics: It’s a pervasive for-profit industry.

WIN! Hannity’s guest calls his lies “Idiotic”!

Crossposted at Daily Kos

Caroline Heldman:     “End of life counselling does not constitute death panels.”

Hannity:     “It does to me”

Caroline Heldman:    “That is an idiotic reading of that . . . ”

Hannity:     “I’m an idiot?”

     Pretty much the definition of an idiot is someone who, if you call their ideas idiotic to their face, says something stupid like “I’m an idiot?”

     No, Sean, you’re a freakin genius!


The transcript and more below teh stupid fold

Joe Wilson (R – SC) needs to resign

Rep. Joe Wilson violated the code of ethics of the Congress. He humiliated both himself, the Republican party (which is pretty hard to top these days) and the State of South Carolina – which seems to be a collective state of embarrassment to the GOP.

This comes via a TPM link:

Parliamentary Outreach Program



       * Address themselves solely and directly to the Chair. They may not address other Members, individuals in the gallery, or persons who might be observing through the media.

       * Refer to Members by state, not by name.

       * Avoid characterizing another Member’s personal intent or motives and discussing personalities.

       * Refrain from speaking disrespectfully of the Speaker, other Members, the President or Vice President.

       * Refrain from referring to the official conduct of other Members where such conduct is not under consideration by way of a report of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct or as a question of the privilege of the House.

       * Refrain from referring to the specific votes of particular Senators.

       * Refrain from using profane or vulgar language.

       * Avoid walking in the well when a Member is speaking.

       * Ensure that all handouts distributed on the floor or adjacent rooms comport with the rules of propriety for spoken words, and that all handouts bear the name of the authorizing Member.

       * Refrain from eating, smoking, or using electronic equipment, including cellular phones or lap top computers, on the floor.

       * Wear appropriate business attire.

   NOTE — Debate which violates the rules of decorum may result in a Member’s words being taken down.


       * Former Members are prohibited from being on the floor (including the Speaker’s Lobby and cloakrooms) if any matter in which they have a personal or pecuniary interest or are employed or retained as a lobbyist is pending before the House. Matters are considered pending once full or subcommittee hearings have been held, or once a bill or resolution has been called up by a full or subcommittee.

       * Committee staff are permitted on the floor only during the consideration of measures reported from their committees. A maximum of five committee staff (for the majority and minority) is permitted.

       * Personal staff are not permitted on the floor of the House except when their Member has an amendment actually pending under the five-minute rule. A Member offering an amendment under the five-minute rule may be accompanied by one personal staff Member.

       * Staff are not permitted to pass out literature or otherwise attempt to influence Members or their votes.

The Big Lie

The Big Lie is a propaganda technique that comes in different sizes. This essay is about the Bush size Big Lie. I’ll get around to The Really Big Lie another time. The Bush Big Lie is just a distraction to keep people’s attention away from The Really Big Lie. But it’s big enough in its own right.

The Bush Big Lie is everything he’s done and said for the last seven plus years. The biggest part of his lie is the war in Iraq. It’s so obvious on the face of it that he lied us into the war, he lied us into escalating it and he’s lying us into staying there forever while he lies about the great progress we’re always making. The amazing thing about this is that over half of the American people actually know he’s been lying. But hey, what can one person do about it? A significant percentage of Uhmericans still believe that Saddam had WMDs; that he was complicit in 9/11; and that he gave shelter to al-Qaeda. We have some of the most unquestioning, incurious, gullible people on the planet. These Uhmericans think we’re doing the right thing and stopping the terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them here.

Bush is too dumb to have invented the Big Lie. A European guy came up with that concept in 1925:

The Big Lie is a propaganda technique. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously”.

Hitler blamed the Jews for being the Big Liars which was a bit of evil genius. He accused his victims of being the crime. Hitler’s propagandist, Joseph Goebbels attributed the Big Lie to Churchill and the English leadership in 1941:

That is of course rather painful for those involved. One should not as a rule reveal one’s secrets, since one does not know if and when one may need them again. The essential English leadership secret does not depend on particular intelligence. Rather, it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous.

Hmmm. During the war – the Big One – our OSS, precursor to the CIA, came up with a psychological profile of Hitler. They derived yet another example of the Big Lie:

His primary rules were: never allow the public to cool off; never admit a fault or wrong; never concede that there may be some good in your enemy; never leave room for alternatives; never accept blame; concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong; people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one; and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it.

I don’t know about the rest of the country but if someone handed me a sheet of paper that had the last blockquote written on it and asked me who I thought might have these qualities I’d have a ready answer. Actually, it would be three people: Cheney, Bush and Rove – the father, the son and the evil spirit of the Big Lie, Bush-sized.

And almost all of America is focussed on the Bush Big Lie while the pickpockets work the crowd. More later.

(All quotes from Wiki – Big Lie)