Archive for August, 2010

“I Take Full Responsibility”

August 27, 2010

Except, of course, when I don’t.  Well-played, Governor Lardass.  An application mistake has costs the state millions of dollars in much-needed education funding and Christie has spent all week trying to figure out who to blame.

First, he blames “government bureaucrats” for the mistake, then he blames Obama because, you know, he’s a terrorist-loving Muslim, and now he cans Schundler, who’s somewhat of an asshat himself.  It appears, BTW, that the administration reworked info provided by the NJEA and screwed it up.

I forget.  Who did he blame for hitting the guy on the motorcycle while driving the wrong way down a one-way street with a suspended license?

And also, did I mention you’re fat?

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Dr. Laura

August 18, 2010

This is just too funny.  So, Dr. Laura, Bride of the Crypt Keeper, goes on an N-word rant on her radio show, quits because she got called out for it and claims she’s losing her First Amendment rights.

I’ll try to speak slowly.  Of course, this has nothing to do with the First Amendment, which protects speech from government interference, not people’s criticism.   Here’s how it works,” Doc” (BTW, anybody know what she’s a doctor of?): you get to say whatever you want, including an N-word rant, and we get to call you an asshat.  Any questions?

Here’s the amazing part of this story:  Dr. Laura is still alive and has a radio show?

Random Thought…

August 15, 2010

…on a rainy Sunday afternoon:  is any actor having a better year on TV than James Badge Dale?  Yeah, I know, I’d never heard of him either, at least until this year.  I’m sitting here catching up with the new AMC series Rubicon with On Demand and I’m thinking who is this guy’s agent and whoever he is deserves a raise or a bonus. 

First, the guy gets one of three starring roles in the Spielberg-Hanks-HBO mega-miniseries The Pacific, then the guy gets the lead in this newest AMC series.  Now, that may not sound like much except this is the third original series from AMC, and the first two are Breaking Bad and Mad Men, by acclimation (and I fully concur) the two best series on TV.  Hell, the only thing on broadcast TV even in the class of these two is Friday Night Lights and that wouldn’t even be on the air if it weren’t for DirecTV.

It’s too soon for an opinion on Rubicon, but The Pacific has the most Emmy nominations this year and the other two AMC series have dominated show, acting and writing nominations and awards for the past three.

Most prestigious miniseries and most anticipated new show and this “unknown” guy scores them both.  I’m just sayin’….that’s a pretty good year.

Terror Babies

August 13, 2010

You just can’t make this shit up.   Fave blogger Andrew Sullivan posts this video from Anderson Cooper’s show, which I actually saw last night.  This Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert guy is flat-out nuts.  He thinks terrorist are dropping babies here so they grow up and bomb us in 20 years or so.  No, really, that’s what he thinks and claims to have proof, which, of course, he doesn’t.  Even Cooper who, usually to a fault, is fair, even-handed and genial to his guests, can’t take this guy.  This is how crazy the wingnut Republicans are.

All Things Sacred, Prop 8 Edition

August 10, 2010

Because, you know, nothing more scared than “traditional” marriage, right?  Just ask Newt Gingrich, he’s been screaming about it for days now.   Of course, you may also want to ask him which of his three “traditional” marriages was the most sacred.    Perhaps the one where he asked his wife for a divorce following her cancer surgery, while he was carrying on an affair?  I’m just sayin’.

Apparently, according to some, the votes of the people are “sacred.”  I mean, you can’t have courts and judges overturn citizens’ votes, right?  Well, not so much.

See, here’s the thing.  That’s exactly what courts and judges should be and in fact are charged with doing because, here in America, we don’t put the rights of a minority to their constitutionally guaranteed protections up for a vote.  We didn’t vote on the rights of women and blacks to, you know, vote;  we didn’t vote on integration vs. separate but equal; we didn’t vote on allowing mixed marriage.   As Ted Olson said to Chris Wallace this week, would you like Fox News’ right to free press put up for a vote?   OK, bad example, but you get the point.

One more thing on this.  The notion that Judge Walker, reportedly a gay man, should have recused himself from deciding this case because of some bias or prejudice is absurd on this face.  I’m getting really tired of this line of argument when it comes to women, Latinos, gays, blacks, whoever becoming judges.  It has one simple, arrogant and ignorant flaw.  It assumes white, male heterosexuals have no bias or prejudice.

Think about that.

All Things Sacred

August 8, 2010

Whoa, boy, the wingnuts have been up in arms all week as many of our”sacred” institutions are apparently coming under attack.

Let’s start with the Ground Zero Mosque which, funny thing, is neither at Ground Zero, nor a mosque, but these people never let facts get in the way of a good story.   And, by these people, I’m looking at you former NYC Mayor Baldy Mc9/11 and you Half-Governor Caribou Barbie, among many, many others, most shamefully Abe Foxman and ADL.  Religious freedom?  Nah.  Tolerance for the rights of minority groups?  No thanks, we’ll pass.

It appears some unnamed, unknown people’s feelings will be hurt to have the “mosque” near the “sacred” ground of the Twin Towers.  Any chance that might include the families of the dozens of American Muslims who died in the attack or did we forget about them?   And, by the way, how far does this “sacred” ground go?  Two blocks is too close?  How about four? Six? Central Park West maybe?  Could someone just draw us a map?

Utter, embarrassing nonsense.  All of it.  The only sacred thing coming under attack here is the freedom to practice one’s religion — an absolute cornerstone of our country.  Just read this courageous and eloquent defense of religious freedom and tolerance by Mayor Bloomberg.

Simple as that.  Case closed.  Everyone else STFU.

Gotta go to bed, more tomorrow.