Reince Priebus’ Cry For Help Is Very Specific The toboggan ride of the RNC primary is rapidly approaching the oak tree of its Summer convention and RNC Chairman Reince Preibus is trying to sound unconcerned. Stephen wants to make sure that Reince isn’t just not putting Bailey’s Irish Cream on his Lucky Charms. A little …
Mar 30 2010
Just what we needed to brighten things up on an otherwise drab Monday !
Yo, Republican Party – doesn’t calling it“frivolous luxuries which are out of reach of the vast majority of the American People” imply that given the cash, we would all be going to dinners at the local bondage themed nightclub featuring live bedroom antics ?
Some of us, you know, the old married farts, regular working people, and the ones not on Ted Haggard’s Cash for Public Blessings speed dial, just want to eat a steak and a salad and maybe some ice cream if it’s a Saturday, and then fall into bed at home, and go to sleep afterwards. No ropes required.
HuffPo says the kink, er, link webpage is down right now. Oh, dayam.
This is where the Chairman of the Republican National Committee likes to Party, oh, wait, he’s denying it, it was somebody else at the RNC, at Voyeur West Hollywood. Who Knew that lavish nightspot drinking, “highbrow elegance, and a bit of S&M are not mutually exclusive” ?
Dear RNC, “Tone Deafness” is not quite the right phrasing, either. On behalf of the truly pitch impaired singing public, try “Please accept that kinkyness is a GOP Party requirement” and see how it goes with your Family Values appeal.
“The appearance is bad, I’ll give you that,” said Larry Farnsworth, a Republican strategist and former press secretary to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, “But… it’s tough raising money and I don’t think donors want to meet for free waffles and coffee at the Holiday Inn Express. These guys want to be wined and dined, it’s the dirty part of politics.”
Oct 06 2009
As I have been unemployed, or at least severely underemployed for the past several months, I decided yesterday to make another attempt at making some income. A job poster advertised the need for rudimentary data entry, an activity that, with time, usually turns one’s brain to gelatin, but at least it pays. After being ushered in to a well-furnished and crisply professional business waiting room, I was taken to a much less well-furnished interior comprised of the maze of the stereotypical generic office. With a bland name like CMDI, I didn’t have the foggiest notion of what sort of work was needed or even what the nature of it would be. The matter-of-fact, perfunctory demeanor and expensive clothes of the receptionist provide no indication of what one ought to expect when one’s name is called.
Aug 25 2009
In over eight years past now, with all our screaming (rallying, calling, e-mailing, LTE’s, etc.), have we Americans ever gotten anything we’ve felt was the morally and legally correct thing to be done? Even if anything at all was ever offered, it was but mere “crumbs” – a form of appeasement. And, then, later, we most always learn there was an underlying reason for not wanting to really deal with the issue. It seems that we may be in the same place, once again, as concerns investigations and prosecutions of Bush Administration officials, with Holder’s idea being the limited focus on some CIA incidents.
Unrelated? Many of you are aware of the cases of Siegelman, Scrushy, Minor and Walker and Rove’s * involvement. Yet, nothing seems to be going anywhere with these cases – status quo! Some of you may even receive Don Siegelman’s appeal e-mail letters now and again. Dana Jill Simpson, as many of you will recall, is the attorney that has acted as “whistleblower,” in the Siegelman case. Her home was burnt down and while driving, she was run off the road after having spoken out the truth.
Ms. Simpson recently received a tip and one that she followed up on. Why is that important? Just read!
May 24 2009
Crossposted to MotleyMoose
Just when you think, RNC, and the Republicans in general, have realized that this country have moved on and left them in the dust. No more appeals to our worst and base instincts with racism, sexism and homophobia are going to work with majority of the folks. RNC releases this misogynistic video to make their point about Nancy Pelosi.
Sep 04 2008
Perhaps you remember the apparent assasination plot against Senator Obama that was stopped in a hotel in Denver. Kossaks staying in the same hotel reported back on the shocking incident, as did local TV station CBS4:
Sources told CBS4 police found two high-powered, scoped rifles in the car along with camouflage clothing, walkie-talkies, a bulletproof vest, a spotting scope, licenses in the names of other people and methamphetamine. One of the rifles is listed as stolen from Kansas.
The people arrested are not going to be charged with conspiracy to kill the Senator despite an FBI request.
Meanwhile, eight would-be protesters at the RNC in St. Paul are being charged with “Conspiracy to Riot in Furtherance of Terrorism” based on the word of paid moles. The house raid in St. Paul was conducted the weekend before the convention began.
Please let that combination of stories sink in for a moment.
Sep 03 2008
It’s not so much free speech under attack, as Freedom of Assembly.
Working solo, I’ve been able to fly signs right up to the gates where the delegates are searched before entering Excel. Anything that appears to be a group over 5, however, gets excluded from the perimeter.
Easiest access is by taxi. The police stereotype of bad demonstrator has you entering on foot.
During Mondays brawl by the river, I was directly behind the National Guard line, posing with my “This is a test of the Emergency Free Speech System” sign. The only police interference with my activity was an admonishment to “wait for the walk sign.”
Tuesday, Vermin Supreme and I worked the line of delegates awaiting searches. Vermin had his everpresent bullhorn. “To assist in the process, please remove your shoes. Then drop your pants and spread your cheeks for the rectal probe. President McCain asks that you retain this position for the next four years.”
I was upstream, at first flashing a “STOP GOVRERNMENT SPYING” banner, then riffing with Vermin. “You folks look like you’re here for a funeral. Where’s the Republican Team Spirit?” Vermin would then try to lead them in a cheer. “When I say ‘John’, you say “McCain. Got it?” JOHN… silence. JOHN… silence.
Whenever a delegate grinned at our antics, I’d point him out. “That one smiled. He’s an infiltrator. Waterboard him.”
I had the exiting delegates to myself. “Funeral’s over, time to liquor up!”