Liberal Wacko, Montana Division


A challenge
September 3, 2008, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Denial, Fear, Priorities, The Future, vote for me

I keep hearing McCain’s campaign complain about the sexist coverage of Sarah Palin in the media.

I’d like to see one example. No…not from “Billy’s Homemade Political Blog” but from CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc.

What kind of country does McCain want if it is forbidden to ask questions about a vice presidental candidate? I would hope that they would welcome scrutiny because they have so much faith in Palin. But that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Should the American media just proclaim that if John McCain says she’s OK, so do we all?

What is happening here exactly?

 

So show me all this sexism…

UPDATE: I was accused of being “gruff” with someone this morning. No one ever calls a woman “gruff”…. now I know how poor Sarah feels when she is called “shrill”.



It is over…
May 8, 2008, 8:26 am
Filed under: Democrats, Denial, Priorities

In November of 2000 we watched in horror as the Supreme Court appointed George Bush President of the United States of America. Al Gore had run a strong campaign, and won the popular vote, but in the end he lost because the electoral votes failed to reflect the will of the American people.

Do you remember how you felt? The outrage? The Injustice? If you don’t remember please take a moment to relive those dark days…

Stay with me now.

Back in 1992 I was urged to take action in helping shape the political landscape of our country. I volunteered to help the local Democratic party by making phone calls, getting people registered to vote, etc. Dorothy Bradley was running for Governor, and Bill Clinton was running for President. In the general election Dorothy lost, but Bill Clinton carried Montana! It seems unbelievable now. It was the beginning of my love affair with politics, and I was a big fan of Bill and Hillary. But then I watched our party lose touch, and fall victim to the mindless chants and slogans of the Republican party. I watched Bill lie about his sexual appetite for interns. Yet I still felt that his activities around sex had very little if anything to do with his ability to run the country, and still supported him strongly. What I am saying is that the Clintons have been with me throughout my political interest. I strongly supported Hillary’s bid for the nomination and to this day feel that she would be an excellent President.

But…

She has run a mean spirited campaign, especially recently. It is the campaign that should have been run against W in 2004, NOT against a fellow Democrat in 2008. She does not have the majority of the popular vote, and will not be able to make up the difference by June 3rd. She wants Florida and Michigan to count, but they broke party rules. Their delegates should be seated after an equitable plan for doing so is formulated, but the results of their voting must not be counted.

Hillary is counting on the super delegates to act for her as the Supreme Court acted for George Bush in 2000.  This is the ONLY WAY SHE CAN WIN THE NOMINATION, and it must not happen. The party will be destroyed if it does. Meanwhile, she is hurting Obama’s ability to mount a campaign against John McBush.

So please ask yourself…isn’t it time to move on? For the good of the party, but most importantly for the good of our great country.  Let’s not be like Rush Limbaugh, who not only doesn’t care about The United States of America, but obviously loathes the Democratic process through which we elect our leaders.

It isn’t easy, but it is the right thing to do. Hillary can not win. Let’s support our next President:

Barack Obama!



VanDelay Architects busted
December 5, 2007, 8:05 am
Filed under: Denial, Legislators

costanza2.jpg George Costanza has been ordered to stop practicing architecture after the state board of architects ruled that since he was not an actual architect, he was not qualified to run an architectural firm.

 “I don’t know what I’ll do, Jerry!” said Mr. Costanza.



THE A.F.A. HATES THE TRUTH (caution:profanity)
September 11, 2006, 3:27 am
Filed under: Bad Words!, Denial

The documentary “9/11” was prevented from being broadcast tonight after the American Family Association complained that the profanity used by firefighters who were killed that day was immoral.

Gedeon and Jules Naudet were documenting the lives of rookie firefighters in New York City when the events of that day unfolded. In the film they follow the fire crew to the twin towers and capture their heroic actions and the course language used by men and women under extraodinary circumstances.

Meanwhile the obscenity-free and largely fictitious “Path to 9/11” is being broadcast on ABC in the same time slot.

CBS risked being fined $325,000 for each “indecent incident” that was aired.

Look, you fucking right wing nut cases: the whole thing was indecent. The deaths of thousands. The destruction. The continuing aftermath. And you are worried about some god-damned cuss words? What the fuck are you doing? This was the REALITY that faced these people on September 11th. You may have let a “Holy Shit!” slip yourself in the situation.

Is it a coincidence that the mockumentary “path to 9/11” lauded by mindless right wing mouthpieces as “must see” was shown despite its false depiction of the events leading to 9/11, while the film of the actual event was blocked?

Don’t liars go to hell?

In conclusion, to the A.F.A. I say FUCK OFF!



Republicans revise history, people not buying it.
August 18, 2006, 2:38 am
Filed under: Denial, Montana Blogs

I watched a parody of FOX news on Saturday Night Live a couple of weeks ago. It was a takeoff on “The O’Reilly Factor” and even featured the news scroll along the bottom of the screen. One of the headlines rolling by said: “President Kennedy declares himself a Republican posthumously”.

Revisionist history. Republicans rely on it to justify their poor judgement on everything from 9/11 to Iraq. (note: Iraq had no role in 9/11). Locally, we hear revisionist history applied to power deregulation (it was the Democrats fault! -or- the feds tricked us into doing it! etc.).

A string of posts over at WRiM demonstrate this beautifully.
Original justification for Iraq war: WMDs.

New Justification (thanks Neo):

Here’s the logical case that Iraq is a part of the war on terror. I invite the Dems to poke holes in it.

1) The “War on Terror” is defined as a war (an armed struggle) against terrorists (individuals who seek to affect political change by committing violence against large groups of randomly selected civilians).

2) Palestinian suicide bombers are terrorists under that definition. So were these, Neo. I bet you won’t be defending that war, will you?

3) Saddam Hussein directly supported those suicide bombers. He paid $25,000 to the family of every suicide bomber who killed himself in the act of killing Israelis. Hussein discussed this himself, it’s not a point that was ever in dispute. No doubt Saddam was a menace and mass murderer. But as to your point, why didn’t we invade Palestine?

4) Ending the Hussein regime directly attacked (one of the) the sources of funding to suicide bombers.

5) The war in Iraq ended the Hussein regime. And gave rise to Al Qaeda in Iraq. A terrorist organization that didn’t exist there before the war.

So, the war in Iraq was an armed struggle that directly attacked the funding of individuals who seek to affect political change by committing random acts of violence against civilians.

In other words, it turns out the war in Iraq was an effort to stop the funding of Palestinian suicide bombers.

And you thought it was to stop the production of WMDs.

More on WRiM’s revisionist history tomorrow, as we explore how Reagan gutted the intelligence gathering capability of the CIA in favor of satellites that could take close up pictures of license plates from space.

Consider it poked, Neo.



Would have…
August 4, 2006, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Denial

Conrad’s First Responder Accomplishments (almost):

·         Conrad cosponsored the “Aerial Firefighter Relief Act (S.989, 108th Congress) which would have extended public safety officer death benefits to certain aerial firefighters, including contractors, who serve a public agency.

·         He also introduced legislation to provide overtime to Forest Service, considered time and a half of their hourly rate. (S.1498, the “Wildland Firefighters Pay Equity Act of 1999” introduced during the 106th Congress), and then proclaimed firefighters to be lazy and overpaid.

·         Conrad supported the Benjamin Franklin Memorial Fire Service Bill of Rights Act (S.1933 during the 101st Congress), which would have provided scholarship assistance to children of fallen firefighters, and would have provided assistance to firefighters for higher education in fire safety or protection.

·         He cosponsored legislation to designate October 8, 1992 as “National Firefighters Day” (S.J.Res. 327, 102nd Congress).

·         He cosponsored legislation to commemorate “National Police Officer and Firefighter Recognition Week” (S.J.Res. 225, 102nd Congress). He then recognized them at the airport…

·         Conrad also cosponsored the Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement (FIRE) Act (S.1941 during the 106th Congress) which would have allowed FEMA to make competitive grant awards to protect the health and safety of firefighters and the public.

…Special thanks to the GOP e-brief for helping with this post. Only the italicized words are mine.

       



Insert provocactive title here:_______________________
June 25, 2006, 11:01 am
Filed under: Denial

Conservatives want us gone. Not dead, just gone.

It is their mantra: liberals are always wrong about everything. If we began supporting Conrad Burns, they would either stop supporting him, or label him a "moderate".

They want our party out of power, our voices silenced, our beliefs outlawed. You can not have a rational discussion with a republican anymore. If you make your point, they start with the name calling, if something their party has done turns sour they blame it on Democrats, the liberal media, or one of the Clinton's.

They chant the same catch phrases over and over. I don't need to repeat them, because you all know them by heart. Most of them are designed to play on your fears: your safety, your money, your way of life. All are in danger if you elect Democrats.

Democrats took the legislature and Governors office in 2004.

Taxes have not increased. Gay people are not destroying your marriage. Flags are not burning. Terrorist aren't attacking. Gas prices have remained relatively low in our state.

Yet, they still chant…hypnotizing themselves while putting everyone else to sleep.

Over at WRiM they have invited us to leave repeatedly, and I have decided to take them up on their offer. I will still visit, but I will not comment, and I urge all of you to do the same.

Why?

Let's show them how the real world works. Without a counterbalance, everything falls apart. It is the way our universe works. So let them post self gratifying political claptrap, then let the 2 commenters (jlwR2D23 and Mellon, a.k.a. hawk 32, the CPA, anonymous, etc.) agree with the post, and watch it get real boring real fast.

Try it for a week. I already feel better…

Just an idea from out of left field.

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