This was emailed to me, I'm sure it was taken a while ago, but it's still too good to not share.
To be fair to Obama, I think this guy pegged the wrong Democratic president.Add a comment
I've been so focused on blowing the lid on the idiocy over liberals making the Koch brothers their boogeymen that I missed a very interesting revelation on the Open Secrets all-time donor chart.
Look who is ranked at 81...
News Corp, that evil GOP corporate conglomerate that owns that GOP Public Relations firm we call Fox News gives more money to DEMOCRATS! Stick that in Sean Hannity's pipe and smoke it!
Liberals picked a REALLY bad time to argue about who puts money into politics, didn't they?Add a comment
My post exposing The Smoking Gun on the Koch Brothers Money Trail has had an interesting reaction from the left has been simultaneously disappointing and typical.
Basically, they think the charts that show conclusively that labor unions give WAY WAY WAY more money to politics than the new liberal boogeymen brothers are "misleading." (duh)
I haven't had too much in the way of an explanation of how this is true until today from a new liberal pal of mine on Twitter, who spoke up saying, "you mean THIS gun?" ↓
I apparently overlooked the individual donations of the Kochs, which are separate from Koch Industries. Not realizing this would be such a game changer to the big picture, I went ahead and rolled the individual contriubution amounts into the $11,002,235 kicked in by Koch Industries over the last 21 years that ranks them 83 out of 140 on the all-time donor list.
The new number is $13,845,380, which SKYROCKETS them ALLLLLLLL the way up to 61! Did you feel the G's on that one?
That new ranking changes virtually nothing, it would place Koch Industries ahead of a bunch of corporation, and only 3 unions.
Even if that kind of comingling of funds doesn't make sense, liberals still have to grapple with the hypocrisy of complaining about the Kochs contributing $2,843,145 to the political process over a 21 year period when the left's most photogenic billionaire ally, George Soros, spent more than one-third that ammount on ONE California ballot proposition in 2010 ALONE.
Then my friend sent me this chart ↓ ....
...which to the naked eye for the liberal guy looks like the Koch's spent triple what the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees spent in 2010, and that they actually started spending more than them starting in 2006.
Look at the scale on the "TOTALS" axis. In 2010 Koch industries spent about $2 million, the AFSCME spent almost 3 million. The comparisons just get worse from there, because 2010 was a record breaking year for the Koch's. Meanwhile, the AFSCME spent that and THEN some (especially in 2000 and 2002) EVERY YEAR but 1990.
So....I'm still trying to figure out what my liberal friend was trying to "show and tell" me. That he doesn't understand numbers? He doesn't know how to read charts?
Or maybe he was just trying to concede that I'm still right?Add a comment
Congressman Anthony Weiner is leading the charge to get Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself when ObamaCare makes it to the high court. Thus making the case to overturn it DOA.
Megyn Kelly interviews him on this matter, and in the first minute or so destroys his entire argument. This launches him into a-hole, AKA "just bein' myself" mode, where he pretty much filibusters the rest of the interview so as to not make the mistake of letting her expose his idiocy further.
As you can see he not only fails, but he certainly didn't conduct himself in a way that would ingratiate himself with anyone who could've otherwise been persuaded. It's hard to understand how he could've conducted himself so stupidly. So I developed a little PSA to help people "get it"...
The important lesson from recent events is how imperative it is that DHS remains diligent and never rests in guarding every corner of the world from right-wing extremism, because that report they issued at the beginning of Obama's presidency (story here) is much more precient now than ever before.
A gunman shouting "Allahu Akbar" opened fire on a bus carrying U.S. airmen in Frankfurt, Germany, killing two and wounding two others before his gun jammed and he was subdued, officials said.
An ethnic Albanian from Kosovo was taken into custody and the FBI was heading an investigation because U.S. citizens were killed and to determine whether the shooting was an act of terrorism.
More at ABC News
I'm sure this was just some guy who's still pissed about ObamaCare, or maybe his cable company discontinued Fox News. I'm sure DHS has a standard M.O. on this guy so profiling him shouldn't be too difficult.
Then we have some crazy Tea Party peeps on the other side of the pond getting all crazy in Wisconsin, trying to pose as union demonstrators so they could fall under DHS's home grown extremeist radar. They're pretty devious. They even tried to mob a fellow Republican to show they "mean business."
I personally was impressed with their ability to fake worship the Democratic Assemblyman who told them to stand down like he was their master in obedience school. I guess you don't really need to study cows to know how to act like a mindless herd.
It has been almost two years since that report was issued. Now more than ever it's time for liberals to stand up and show the world that they're the ones that put the "ive" in "progressive."Add a comment
When I was in college I wrote a conservative opinion column for my school's newspaper (my presence prompted liberal letters-to-the-editor that accused the paper of having a conservative bias toward the NEWS, but that's a different story for another time). At the beginning of the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries I made a wisecrack about Dennis Kucinich looking like Gollum. The very next day (if memory serves) on Dennis Miller's short lived CNBC he made the very same joke (as anecdotal as this sounds the newspaper is time stamped).
I'm not saying this to claim credit for the inspiration. I KNOW that I did no such thing. I just think it's cool that people who get paid to be in the spotlight come up with the same wise-ass stuff I do. Especially when that person is a personal hero like Dennis Miller.
So this morning I learned nothing can snap me out of a newborn caused sleep-deprivation haze better than seeing headlines this morning at Memeorandum like the following:
I had so much fun at the beginning of February with inventing WaldObama...
So these headlines of the day were pleasantly surprising. Not because I think I'm being copied, I'm just stoked to see that as an amateur I can be on the same wavelength as the pros.Add a comment
Attorney General Holder has had 2 years to come up with why the Black Panthers in Philadelphia didn't face any consequences for voter intimidation in the 2008 election. This, apparently, was his best shot.
Holder's frustration over the criticism became evident during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing as Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) accused the Justice Department of failing to cooperate with a Civil Rights Commission investigation into the handling of the 2008 incident in which Black Panthers in intimidating outfits and wielding a club stood outside a polling place in Philadelphia.
The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.
"Think about that," Holder said. "When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people," said Holder, who is black.
More at Politico
Ok, fine Attorney General Holder, even though what they did really was the same thing we'll say the Black Panthers actions at that polling place in 2008 wasn't as bad as what blacks in the South had to endure 50 years ago.
Now why did you go easy on them?
I'll take any excuse at this point...free fist pumping lessons, a discount on membership dues, they formed a taxpayer funded union...
I'd even accept this...
Maybe ignoring time and labor on this case was a result of the DOJ really just doing its part to pitch in and reduce the deficit.Add a comment
There are a lot of smart people on Capitol Hill. But none of them can claim quite the same brainy bragging rights as Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.).
On Monday, Holt beat IBM's super-computer, known as Watson, at a round of "Jeopardy!" at the Liaison Capitol Hill, part of an event organized by IBM.
For those unfamiliar with Watson, the interactive computer contains some of the the most cutting edge information processors in the world, and it recently beat all-time "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings on TV.
More at The Hill
I know Watson beat Jennings, but if you want to be honest about it that's like saying the only thing that can cut a diamond is another diamond. This latest game at the capitol was a real litmus test for humanity, if a member of Congress can still outwit a computer then there is hope for us yet.
Yeah, ok, that idiot doesn't count because he resigned already.
I should note that the GOP congressman that competed against Watson didn't fare as well it or Holt, which means the questions were probably centered around stuff only a Democrat would know, like where to score an abortion, or how many dead felons voted for their party last November, or Helen Thomas's cup size.Add a comment
Obama official clarifies that he thinks it does nobody any good to vilify overpaid public employees because in the eyes of Democrats taxpayers count about as much as an unborn child.
Obama Administration responds to criticism it is being timid about a military response in Libya by reminding world it's keeping the military in a state of readiness in case it needs to respond to Fox News or the Koch brothers.Add a comment
Open Secrets maintains a list of the top all time donors to political campaigns, and it busts the Koch brothers BIG TIME! Check out the top 20 donors.
Wait, I don't see them on the list....Just a bunch of highlighted unions. Man thats a lot of donkey icons. Whats the deal Republicans? Where's the waterfall of corporate money into your coffers that the left promised? Are you all country club poor? I'm sure it's a typo.
Hold on a sec....
Read it and weep Teabaggers! Bow before your corporate overlords, even if they give a greater percentage to Democrats than the unions give to Republicans.
It's a good thing those unions outspend them by, like, 50 to 1. Gotta keep things fair, huh "progressives?"
High fives are on me tonight, left hands only.
The ratings for the Oscars were down again. I don't know if they've figured out what the reason is yet, but I would be surprised that one of them isn't the narcissistic of winners to use their moment on stage to pontificate to the world. It's not just the Oscars, it's all the awards shows, these idiots just can't help themselves
When Al Gore did it he declared to a packed house of limousine liberals, who live their lives to the absolute height of excess, that we should all do our part to reduce our carbon footprint. I drive a Toyota Corolla, I should be telling Gore what HE needs to do...if only he could hear me over the engine on his private jet, or from the gates of his energy guzzling mansions.
All those hypocrites have to do is adopt a middle class lifestyle....I'm sure they'd rather move to Hell.
Then we have this year, with these make-believe bubble dwellers chiming in on what's happening in Wisconsin and extolling the "woes" of public employee unions...
At the Academy Awards tonight, best cinematography winner Wally Pfister made a point during his acceptance speech of thanking his union crew on “Inception.”....
“I think that what is going on in Wisconsin is kind of madness right now,” Pfister says. “I have been a union member for 30 years and what the union has given to me is security for my family....”
From The Note
Taxpayers don't pay for your private sector union Mister Pfister (of course the "P" is silent). Maybe you should learn the difference between your union and the public sector before spouting off like you get your news from a Magic 8 Ball.
Hollywood has forgotten that the world tunes in to the Oscars for pomp and circumstance....not pompous circumstance. Thats why I don't just choose to not watch, I actually despise the entire event.
If they want to bring people like me into the fold I have a modest proposal...try some honest marketing, so we all know what we're actually getting....it might actually work.
I would like to thank the liberal bellyaching about billionaire boogeymen that allow them to deflect blame for their own electoral inadequacies. This concept would not have been possible without it.Add a comment
This obsession liberals have with making the Koch brothers the scapegoat for all things conservative these days is just too nauseating. They don't cry like babies when, as Eleanor Clift on "The McLaughlin Group" puts it below, "monied interests" like George Soros stick their billion dollar noses in our business.
I love Pat Buchanan laughing at the stupid harpy when she wonders why people think Walker is representing the people. Elections never seem to count when it's not their ilk who won.
I also loved how John McLaughlin told them to let her finish, like he was doing her a favor. If Clift thinks she is fooling anyone with her intellect then she must think we're pretty damn dumb, because she makes a 40 watt bulb look like a supernova.
So what about the Koch brothers? Why don't we consult liberalism's public enemy number 1......
According to followthemoney.org Koch Industries contributed exactly $43,500 to the governors race, which is .19% of the total money raised, and a WHOPPING .47% of the total contributions to Scott Walker's campaign.
Who contributed MORE than the Koch brothers to the Wisconsin governors race?
International Union Of Painters & Allied Trades - $43,528
Wisconsin Laborers District Council - $47,400
Wisconsin Afscme - $48,600
Electrical Workers - $49,000
So according to Clift, Scott Walker is looking out for "monied interests," meanwhile the unions (and the above is just a partial list) are throwing around money like they're starring in a rap video and outspending the Koch brothers, at a minimum, by 4 to 1...and that makes them what?
A caucus of paupers?
All of that money filled Democrat coffers, is anyone really dumb enough to suggest the Wisconsin Fleebaggers are acting out of principle?
h/t iOwnTheWorld for the videoAdd a comment
This video may be traumatic to any "progressives" whose virgin brains have never been penetrated by intelligent thought and would come to the "logical" conclusion that olive branches and chit chat are the way to save yourself from savages that want to skin you into pioneer jerky.
The narrator called the air rifle featured in this video "peace through superior firepower."
Reagan called it "peace through strength."
Whatever it is one thing is for sure, it's undeniably effective...progressives. I don't care what your deity's teleprompter has to say on the matter.
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I have to be honest, I thought Two and a half Men was a really stupid show. I saw a few episodes and the wonder that it had gone on for as long as it has is flabbergasting to me.
That said, the one thing I can appreciate about it is the people who worked on the show were able to put food on the table and a roof over their head because it provided their employment. This includes Charlie Sheen, but in his case that roof over his head was made of coked out porn stars.
It wasn't enough for Sheen to be satisfied with being the highest paid actor on television. He needed to be perpetually messed up on drugs too. Now some selfish rant against the network has caused the show to be cancelled for the season, effectively screwing hundreds of people out of work they need because they don't get to make millions for "acting" like an ingracious piece of s**t on camera.
Rather than cancel for the season, I think CBS should just reboot the show with a new cast. I have a few ideas, starting with a very obvious option...
Then there's a choice even more obvious than that...
I call this one "the trans-gender barrier buster"...
This is the best option, but the need for special effects make it cost prohibitive...
National Journal grudgingly apologizes to Vice President Biden for any confusion caused by their report that the 2010 Congress was the most polarized ever, adding there has been no impact whatsoever on global warming.
Eliot Spitzer welcomes Kathleen Parker's decision to leave the primetime CNN show they co-host, saying that if she's getting paid to spend an hour with him he should've gotten some sex out of it.Add a comment
This is how crappy it is to work for CNN...
Kathleen Parker, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who co-hosted CNN's 8 p.m. show, is leaving just five months after the show debuted, the company announced Friday.
"I have decided to return to a schedule that will allow me to focus more on my syndicated newspaper column and other writings," Parker said in a statement.
This is like James Carville canceling an appointment so he can go get a haircut.
I'm sure it wasn't a very pleasant experience working with a man like Eliot Spitzer, who probably was offended being in the presence of a woman who was getting paid spend an hour with him without sex being part of the deal.
My only experience with the show was highlighted in this post from last November, when Rand Paul made Spitzer his Client Number 9 while Parker was probably too busy avoiding the reach of Spitzer under the table to concentrate on having an actual thought to contribute to the show.
So I don't blame her for wanting to leave the last place network in cable news to refocus her work on that 21st century dinosaur we call NEWSPAPERS.
After all, she's got to go where the audience is.Add a comment
Big h/t to The Peoples Cube for its contribution to the finale.