Thank You, Mr. Giuliani – My Question Is…

  Two evenings ago, POLITICO reported that Mr. Noun-Verb-and-9/11 himself, AKA Real American™ Rudy Giuliani said the following at a Scott Walker fundraiser: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was...

DCCC Sends Out Some Serious Bullshit

I've always been a liberal/progressive. That means I've given money to the DCCC over the years, when I've been able to, and when I thought it was important. So I've been on "the list" (hell, many such lists) for quite some time. I also understand how political fundraising works (because I've done plenty in my day): most people - the vast majority - simply will not seek you out to send you...

On This Shutdown Morning

The great Charles P. Pierce sums it up exactly: We have elected an ungovernable collection of snake-handlers, Bible-bangers, ignorami, bagmen and outright frauds, a collection so ungovernable that it insists the nation be ungovernable, too. We have elected people to govern us who do not believe in government. We did this. We looked at our great legacy of self-government and we handed ourselves...

I Do Not Heart Huckabee

GOP Presidential also-ran/religious troll Mike Huckabee inadvertently hit (or at least suggested) the wingnut trifecta Saturday when speaking to the Iowa Republican Party's "Celebrate Life" event. Via Rawstory: During his keynote speech at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Celebrate Life event on Saturday, Fox News host Mike Huckabee compared abortion in the United States to the systematic...

Four People Shot To Death In PA – While NRA Press Conference On Newtown Was Happening

To be clear, no, the people were not shot AT the NRA press conference. But if you listened live to NRA head Wayne LaPierre's whiny, aggrieved, aggressive bullshit this morning at the NRA press conference, then really, the only rebuttal or answer of any kind that needs to be made can be made by the local Pennsylvania news media: BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. — The Blair County district attorney said that...

Why Zero Hedge Will Always Be Correctly Viewed As Cranks

The men and women (though, in truth, it's nearly exclusively men) at Zero Hedge seem always very concerned with being right, especially if/when they perceive others as being wrong. Their output as observers of the financial scene is comparatively quite prodigious - and I know this because I monitor a fair number of econ/trading sites: Zero Hedge consistently produces far more posts-per-day than...

Georgia On My Mind

...and not in a good way. Normally, I've titled posts like these in the past something on the order of "why is it always my state," but in truth, this time, Georgia is hardly alone in diverting funds from the foreclosure fraud settlement into areas other than their intended target (distressed mortgage-holders). Still, it's cold comfort to know that the Republican governors of quite a few states...

Robert Gibbs Sends Me A Fundraising Letter. I Reply.

Sitting fresh in my email inbox just moments ago was the following letter from Robert Gibbs, using a Democrats.org email address and attempting to fundraise off Mitt Romney's admittedly cringe-worthy sucking up to the southern states this week, as he heads to what looks like across-the-board defeats to either Santorum or Gingrich in The Deep South™. This particular fundraising letter appears to...