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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Oh those Tea-Pee-ers! Feed them a story, any story, and they'll believe it!



Just like they believed the story that John McCain's VP pick was a pitbull with lipstick and that she was qualified to be VP of the USof A!  They actually believed that load of horse manure.

Now another pile of horse manure is being passed around Tea-Pee Land and the usual gullible suspects are lapping it up like honey on a pile of garbage.


Here's what they've been told:


(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion for disappearing from his base in Afghanistan in 2009, NBC News reported on Tuesday. Bergdahl, who was released from captivity last year in a controversial Taliban prisoner swap, could be charged within a week, the television network said, quoting senior defense officials who were not identified by name.

 However, senior Army and defense officials contacted by Reuters could not confirm the report.



From Addicting Information:


 On Monday, The O’Reilly Factor put on retired Lt. Col. Tony Schaffer who claimed that he had inside knowledge which told him that the former Prisoner of War had been charged, with his lawyer already having been served with the paperwork, for desertion in the events which led up to his capture by the Taliban on June 30th, 2009. 

This of course spread like wildfire across the right-wing media landscape. Problem is, it’s not true. 

This morning, Forces Command spokesperson Paul Boyce stated that the entire claim was false. 

No papers had been sent, no charges filed, none of it was true, and that the Fox News broadcast “seems to be speculative in nature.” In short, Fox News lied, once again. 

 Instead, the military is calling the case still under investigation, with no timetable for a resolution to be filed. As it is an active investigation, no further comments are forthcoming, which means that Fox News created a false narrative to push, and ran with it, once again. 

 The right wing obsession with Bergdhal began as a way to attack the president, for leaving him a POW. But once his freedom was secured, they began to attack him directly, again, as a way to attack the president.

BENBERGDAHL! BENBERGDAHL! BENBERGDAHL!

This is just one of the right wing blogs where the Tea-Pee-ers get their WRONG information.

There are so many others out there and so many more Tea-Pee-ers who fall for it every time.






We'd Rather Talk About THIS Storm



We hope our family and friends in the northeast are okay and have come through winter storm Juno with minimum amounts of damage to their cities and towns.

We tracked the storm as it barrelled up the east coast and are thankful it's almost over and New England can begin to dig out.

Cable news, as usual, ran stories on Juno as though nothing else was happening in the world. Telling viewers how fierce the wind will be and how much snow will accumulate over and over and over gets to be annoying.  Other events are taking place in the country and world even if cable news won't acknowledge it.

For one example, here's a different sort of "storm" we'd rather talk about:

Michelle Obama Takes India By Very Stylish Storm





Of the many reasons there are to admire Michelle Obama, her seemingly effortless resistance to jet lag has got to be one of them. 

At least when it comes to style, anyway. The always fashionable first lady arrived alongside the president in India for a three day trip on Sunday, and was met not only with greetings from the country's prime minister but also great praise and excitement over her outfit, a floral dress and matching coat by Indian designer Bibhu Mohapatra. The designer later gushed to Women's Wear Daily: "I feel like I now have come full circle, with Michelle Obama arriving in my homeland in clothes designed by me," he said.




If you have the stomach for it, you can surf the usual Tea-Pee-er blogs that regularly insult and trash the FLOTUS, because their infantile minds are not able to handle anything above schoolyard taunts and name-calling.  Those IQ-challenged WATBs find their greatest thrills in maligning Mrs. Obama on their puny little blogs; because if they were actually to encounter her or her husband in person, they'd fold like a pile of wet cardboard.  

Anyway, what those bloggers write about the FLOTUS and POTUS (and their daughters) doesn't affect the Obamas one iota.  So it's better for the Tea-Pee-ers to deal with their seething frustrations over this presidency by scribbling inane verses and mocking the First Family; because if they didn't have that as an outlet for their envy and grinding rage, they'd be engaging in their usual habits:  sucking their thumbs or pulling the wings off of the flies that buzz around their fetid little heads.



Oh, and this, just to make this blog post even sweeter:


Remember this from the Weeper of the House back in December?:






Asked if he planned to extend an invitation to Obama, Boehner replied, “Listen, the more the president talks about his ideas, the more unpopular he becomes. Why would I want to deprive him of that opportunity?” 

You need new talking points, Johnny: 

Well, looking at Gallup tracking data, on the day of the State of the Union address, Obama’s approval rating was just a little underwater – 46% approval, 49% disapproval. 

As of today, those numbers are largely reversed – 50% approval, 45% disapproval. 

As a matter of fact, most Americans liked the ideas the president outlined in that speech. 

Wrong again, Mr. Speaker ...  h/t Dailykos

Monday, January 26, 2015

Looney Tunes


UPDATE BELOW








The Northeast is bracing itself for historic winter storm, Juno.

America is bracing herself for historic looney tunes from some of the Tea Party's greatest clowns as the 2016 presidential contest begins:

First, we hear from one of the Tea-Pee-ers' perennial goofballs, Donald "My People in Hawaii Are Finding Amazing Things About Obama's Birth Certificate!" Trump:


Trump Keeps Trolling: I Woulda Beaten Obama, Might Run In 2016

Sure, sure, Mr. Purty Lips, you coulda been a contenda!  All 200 of your biggest fans are urging you to throw that dead squirrel you wear on your head into the ring and declare your candidacy. You've got the rugmentum!  Go for it Donny boy!  And pay no attention to this guy.


Next, we have John McCain's greatest gift to America's political cartoonists and comedy shows, the ex-half-term governor of Alaska and matriarch of  the drunken brawlin' Palin clan, Sarah "I Can See The Presidency From My House, AGAIN!" Palin.  

She recently appeared at the Iowa Freedom Summit and apparently lost her notes as well as had the misfortune of having her teleprompter malfunction (yes, the little lady who makes fun of Obama using a teleprompter uses a teleprompter).  So with nothing more than her wits and soaring rhetorical skills, Sistah Sarah gave an impromptu speech, and she killed it!   The English language, that is.  But we expect nothing less than that when Palin opens her mouth and a tornado of sounds blunderingly spin their way into the room, enveloping her listeners in a vortex of nouns, verbs and "lamestream media."  

Mrs. Palin's speechifying speech stunned the DNC whose spokesperson had only two words to say after her dizzying performance:   "Thank you."

Yes.  And thank you, again, John McCain, for giving the nascent Tea Partiers, way back when, an astounding political phenom whom they continue to pin their hopes, dreams, and dollars on, believing that it is she, and no one else, who will deliver the White House to the GOP  Yes, thank-you, and here's looking at you, Louie Gohmert, I understand Mrs. Palin sees you as nicely balancing her ticket: "Looney and Loonier."


  From Liberals United, here are some of Mrs. Palin's droppings:


 “The man can only ride you when your back is bent. So strengthen it! Then the man can’t ride you. America won’t get taken for a ride, because so much is at stake."

On Obamacare: 

 “What will they do to stop causing our pain, and start feeling it again? 

 On Hillary: 

 “Now I’m ready for Hillary Are you? Are you coming?” “Now the press asks, the press asks, “Can anyone stop Hillary?” Again, this is to forego a conclusion, right? It’s to scare us off, to convince us that – a pantsuit can crush patriots?” 

On 2016: 

 “Knowing what the media will do throughout 2016 to all of us, it’s going to take more than a village to beat Hillary…We the people, we realize that this is war, as I say, it is war for the solvency, the sovereignty of the United States of America. And we don’t sit on our thumbs this next time when one of our own is being crucified and falsely accused of whatever the hip activation of the day happens to be, right? Racism, sexism, whatever. Really, it’s kind of Orwellian observing how that works, that rule of Saul Alinsky’s I suppose, that the left employs. Disgusting charges from the left. You know, reverse them. It is they who point a finger who don’t realize they have triple that number of fingers pointing right back at them, revealing that they are the ones who really discriminate and divide.” 



UPDATE:

From Andrew Sullivan's blog: 


 In Roger Simon’s words, the clown car became the clown van. The crowd egged on the far right to go further over the edge. The one candidate who might begin to appeal to more than the base – Bush – was a no-show. By all accounts, Scott Walker gave a bravura performance, which may be the only salient thing to last once the vapors have lifted (and he’s worth watching). But to have so many wackos deliver such red meat to a far right base – with Palin and The Donald delivering random strips of steak tartare – is not a basis for appealing to the broader middle any major party has to, if it wants to govern and not merely scream. 

The Palin speech was truly a wonder – an Allan Ginsburg-style Republican “Howl”. I know that with respect to her, I’m an alcoholic who shouldn’t go near a bar – but I couldn’t help myself. Watching the stream of narcissistic, delusional consciousness was like downing three shots of J├Ąger at once. And there were times when it seemed as if she’d done the same thing (just pick any three minutes at random).