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Shiva angry with obstructionism

After four years of sitting on your thumbs while the nation struggled, you GOPers got spanked in the election. That should have been enough.

But no. Now you’ve filibustered a Republican Secretary of Defense nominee.

Go on. Keep it up. Shiva’s sighting his scope.


Manti Te’o and the bogus dead fiancée

After the girlfriend of Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o died, he became the focus of immense amounts of national sports sympathy and attention this season. As the football team fought its way into the NCAA championship game, the tragedy surrounding and inspiring their best player was dramatically retold over and again. Today we find out that Manti never met the girlfriend, and she never existed.

— . . Manti realized [girlfriend] Lennay Kekua wasn’t dead when he got a phone call from her cell phone at an ESPN award show in December … months after her supposed death.
— Manti claims the woman who called from “Lennay’s” phone was the same person who he had spoken with during his relationship with Lennay.
— Manti says the woman informed him that Lennay was not dead … because she was not real.
— [A.D. Jack] Swarbrick says Manti met with a media team, who had planned to release the story to the media next week … but they were scooped by Deadspin.
— Manti told ND officials he had gone to Hawaii to meet Lennay in person on several occasions, but she never showed up.
— ND believes the [sic] Manti was targeted because he’s too nice of a guy … and the perps took pleasure in humiliating him.

After reading several sources, I’m actually considering that Manti may have been so sheltered a young man that he honestly thought Lennay existed. That won’t deflect people from becoming furious about the dramatic deception, or fans from accusing Manti and Notre Dame of being callous and calculating. Whatever Manti says to the press tomorrow, this story is set to blow up into an epic sports fiasco.

But first, or second, consider this:

Reagan Mauia, an Arizona Cardinals fullback, said he believes Kekua existed because he met her in person when he and other Polynesian teammates and Pittsburgh Steelers star Troy Polamalu went to do charity work in American Samoa in June 2011.

“This was before her and Manti,” Mauia said Wednesday evening. “I don’t think Manti was even in the picture, but she and I became good friends. We would talk off and on, just checking up on each other kind of thing. I am close to her family. When she was going through the loss of her father, I was — I offered a comforting shoulder and just someone to bounce her emotions off. That was just from meeting her in Samoa.”

Mauia said Tuiasosopo — whom Mauia believes is Kekua’s cousin — introduced the two. After the initial meeting, Mauia said he met her at an “after-party” for all of the athletes involved in the camp.

“She was tall,” he said. “Volleyball-type of physique. She was athletic, tall, beautiful. Long hair. Polynesian. She looked like a model … ”

He said it is his understanding that Kekua’s mother is operating her Twitter account. He said he’d never met her mother. When told by a reporter that she apparently might not have existed, Mauia said “No, she is real.”

If someone (Ronaiah Tuiasosopo) pulled a long-running scam on the Samoan football community and it punked a gullible nation, it’s historic. If Manti used the faux girlfriend to snare extra attention and Heisman Trophy press during a momentous championship campaign, it’s historic. If Notre Dame covered up the hoax to protect the highly mythologized football program (Penn State? Hullo?), it’s an NCAA epidemic. Whatever the case, sports fans will have their figurative hands full for the next couple weeks. Plenty of slime to go around.



This is so sweet. I can hardly contain myself.

The entitled rich, the god-botherers who would parse the crime of rape, the snotty frat types who delighted in making fun of a candidate’s family — the biggest goats in this year’s electoral pen — they are all losing. I’ve never seen anything quite like this. It’s beyond my wildest dreams.

Wrestling maven Linda McMahon. She blew $100 million running against Chris Murphy for Senate in Connecticut, and what did she get?

Another loss. This effectively ends her career. Adios Linda. Scott Brown, Senate incumbent in Massachusetts. He ran against Elizabeth Warren on the issue of “C’mon she’s not an Indian, is she?” Look at this:

Elizabeth just won. Scalp the asshole, woman. Goodbye you racist d-head, see you in a truck commercial someday. In Missouri, abortion-obsessed Todd Akin, he of the women’s-bodies-reject-rape-sperm, went up against Claire McCaskill. And . .

Claire kicked his sorry ass. Still plenty of abortion clinics outside of Missouri you can troll, Todd, have fun. The other rape-obsessed fool, Richard Mourcock, ran against Joe Donnelly in Indiana. It was neck and neck until Mourdock stated that God wants women to have rape-babies. And then . .

10:00 p.m. ET – CBS News projects that Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, will beat Republican Richard Mourdock in the Indiana Senate race.

Mourdock, a Tea Party-backed conservative, defeated longtime moderate incumbent Dick Lugar in a surprise upset in the state’s GOP primary earlier this year, and was locked in a tight race with Donnelly in recent weeks.

Joe Donnelly won. See you Richard. God didn’t want you anywhere near the Senate, sucks to be you. Since you know so perfectly the mind of your savior, I’m surprised you didn’t quit. And in Virginia, where frequently disgraced racist George ‘Macaca’ Allen ran again for the Senate . .

Updated: 10:22 p.m. ET CBS News projects Democrat Tim Kaine will defeat Republican George Allen in the Virginia Senate race.

Kaine, the Democratic former governor, and Allen, a former senator and governor, were running neck-and-neck for months in the costly and closely-watched contest. In recent weeks, however, Kaine appeared to have eked out a slim lead.

Tim Kaine won. This ends George Allen’s career as well. Goodbye you nasty cracker. This is almost unbelievable. I’ve got to go check up on the Joe Walsh race now, that one’s got to be done. The way the other jerks are getting their clocks cleaned, he’s probably been run over by a catering truck.

ADD: The roll continues . .

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was defeated tonight in his bid for re-election in Illinois’ 8th Congressional district seat by former Veteran’s Affairs Administration official and U.S. Army National Guard Reserve Lt. Colonel, Tammy Duckworth, a Democrat who lost both her legs during the Iraq war.

I dig Tammy. I detest Joe. I couldn’t be happier.

MEGA ADD: And for the “severe conservative” at the top of the ticket . .

CBS just called it. I might just pass out, Jiminy cripes.


Space Shuttle Endeavour wins Friday

I was typing away at the computer when I heard the live coverage of that monster jumbo jet flying Endeavour over Santa Monica. I jumped in my car and drove toward LAX where it would eventually land. The radio coverage continued with interviews of people who were practically out of their minds. They were so excited.

I know and work near the airport. The strategic problem was which vantage point to choose. I saw plenty of traffic near the runways on the East side. And then there were more and more people on the streets. And then I saw all the people on top of the buildings nearby. This was crazy and fun. I decided to try Airport Boulevard.

I parked my car near 93rd and Airport. Seeing the news helicopters, I started walking southbound toward Century Boulevard. I was trying to remember how the runways lined up with the boulevards when cars started honking. I looked up and HOLY SHIT THAT THING IS HUGE. Flying westbound toward LAX, peeking between buildings and maybe 300 feet over Airport Boulevard, trailed by two fighter jets, it was Endeavour. WOW. I see passenger jets all the time, but that was insane. The images you see on TV are nothing like the actual thing. The 747 is massive, but aeronautic and slender. The shuttle is a beast. It’s a meaty cargo rocket, for sure. The two look like an albatross giving a piggyback ride to a condor. Or like Japanese monsters wrestling it out over Tokyo, California. They together looked more massive than any of the surrounding buildings.

I remembered hearing the radio saying they might fly over LAX a second time (they’d done it earlier) before the final approach. I ran down to Century and waited there. Have any of you guys heard? Is it still going? Not sure. I looked up at the building watchers, they were still staring at the airport. Or the ocean? Couldn’t tell. But about 5 minutes later, they’d begun to swing back and look eastbound again. It was still going — the luck. About another 5 minutes later the roof birds started pointing. I looked down Century Boulevard and here it came, on final approach. I was just North of the ocean-bound flight path. GOD DAMN THAT THING IS HUGE. It swung a little more South and dipped below the roof of a large parking garage. I turned to the South, and I saw the tail pop up above power lines on Airport Boulevard. It’s mere feet off the ground! Anybody directly underneath it now must have felt like reaching up and grabbing it, all 700,000 pounds of beast and plane. It disappeared again. Seconds later it went on and landed, on some runway I couldn’t see. We heard a thunderous roar as the 747’s four jet engines flew into reverse and braked the shuttle on the tarmac. It was done. The final flight of the great space rocket, Endeavour. What a sight.

Then I got choked up. Awesome.

ADD: Take a look. Here’s what I mean:



You are Glenn Beck’s mother

You slip him a little tongue, and then he pulls his eyes out:

“A year ago, I was watching the show Glee with my wife, and we watched it like this [gasp]. I mean, it’s horrifying some of the things that they’re teaching high schoolers. But it’s brilliantly done . .

I said to her at the end of it . . ‘We lose. There’s no way to beat that.’ Well, yes there is. We’ve spent about a year now trying to put together a push-back with artists, with music . . I call it my Oedipus Project because the left will be making out with me, and they’ll never see it coming.”

Watch out:

Was that ‘Burkee’? I thought so.


Reverend Al thinks it’s OK to be a Muslim

I’ve got a nasty cold, so the blogging schedule tonight is short.

How about this little clip? From Townhall:

A question for all you webmasters. You can post this on your site, but how do you title it? What’s the highlight? Maybe “Many Still Believe Obama is a Muslim”? Or “Southern Perception: Obama Lies About His Religion”? Naw. Here’s why you don’t run a big-time wingnut blog:

“Reverend” Sharpton: “There’s Nothing Wrong With Being A Muslim”
by Greg Hengler | Mar 13, 2012 08:20 PM EST

And it’s all conservative talk radio’s fault that some think Obama is a Muslim.

There’s your real story. The insanity of this “Reverend” Al. Commenters?

Chuck Martel Wrote: 9 hours ago (9:44 PM)

“Obama calls himself a ‘Christian’ for political reasons. Wink, wink. The Hollywood crowd knows he’s faking it, so they give him a pass. He is quite possibly a closet Muslim, and is definitely a Muslim sympathizer.”

Duke Nuk’em Wrote: 9 hours ago (9:52 PM)

“His father was Muslim, so he was born Muslim. Islam only lets you out of it minus your head.”

glenbo02 Wrote: 3 hours ago (3:09 AM)

“Sounds like a good way for him to get out of islam. If he needs help, I’ll be glad to step in.”

Freedom Train Wrote: 7 hours ago (11:19 PM)

“ZERO walks like a MOOSLEM, ZERO talks like a MOOSLEM, then ZERO must be a MOOSLEM.”

Freedom Train Wrote: 7 hours ago (11:20 PM)

“Then SHARP-TONGUE should move to Saudi Arabia or any of the the other MOOSLEM terroist nations.”

Rick2595 Wrote: 7 hours ago (11:37 PM)

“‘Reverend’ Sharpton: ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Being A Greek homo'”


Remember when Rush went after Michael J. Fox?

There’s been some interest in Fat Fuck’s human nature. Folks have dug up this old clip from my YouTube channel and watched in jaw-gaping wonder. Whenever he goes all Rushbo, like when he denounces a blameless citizen as a “slut” to his millions of listeners, the video gets views. “Has this man always had the heart of a psychotic wolverine?” people ask themselves. “When you piggyback Satan’s soul on your own, does it stick its finger up your ass?” others wonder.

Who can blame them? There are so many things to learn about the Army of Evil. And there are so few times we can ask an unrendered, fully-capitated person about it. It was bloody difficult getting Mussolini to say “peep” while hanging upside down from a meat hook.

So, what’s it like to be a member in whatever ‘standing’ shitstaining stands for?

Hmm, Rush? If you die even one second before Michael J. Fox, I’ll believe there’s a god.


Rick Santorum despairs of a healthy, modern America again

What with all the abortion excitement in the air, I was wondering when one of the wingnuts was gonna lose it. You can’t get a bunch of baboons this overheated without something ugly happening. And, whaddyaknow, it was the godbotherer Rick Santorum who said something nearly too stupid to believe.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, Rick Santorum displayed his culture-warrior side in full force, as he harshly attacked President Obama by suggesting the president wanted to see more disabled babies aborted and accusing him of projecting his values – which Santorum claimed were not rooted in the Bible – on the Catholic Church.

The reporters pressing, the cameras flashing. The disabled children. It was electric.

He lambasted the president’s health care law requiring insurance policies to include free prenatal testing, “because free prenatal testing ends up in more abortions and therefore less care that has to be done because we cull the ranks of the disabled in our society.”

Wow. A presidential candidate that opposes prenatal testing. I have never heard anything so shocking in . . well, hell. What an utterly uncivilized moron.

Why would you not want to know about the health and development of your child? Now that doctors can identify and correct problems in utero, why would you refuse to do it? This is so stupid, it’s barbaric.

And there are cases which, even if you hate it, require you to consider abortion, I think. 1 in 10,000 pregnancies results in a malformation of the fetus’ head and brain called “anencephaly.” See the Wikipedia article here, I won’t post pictures of it.

For lack of a better description, the fetus lacks the upper part of the head. The child never comes to consciousness, and death is certain. When you’re faced with the tragedy of an anencephaly pregnancy and you’re aware of the risks of carrying any pregnancy to full term, to reflexively rule out abortion is reckless. It’s dangerous.

But Rick Santorum despairs of this America, the one that wants to know about the health of developing children in the wombs of American mothers. To willingly know nothing of the fetus, although we could perhaps save it, and maybe to block others from knowing anything as well, though there are commonly cases where a sick child will certainly die, is what Rick would still prefer. And if the mother develops a horrific case of pre-eclampsia and dies in the hospital, that’s the mystery of Jesus for you. Or something. And isn’t Rick a wonderful person?

“That, too, is part of Obamacare, another hidden message as to what President Obama thinks of those who are less able than the elites who want to govern our country,” Santorum said.

Good golly. Yes, he’s such an elitist, he’d like to kill disabled people. I cannot believe we have a man running a presidential campaign on this message. America is a fucked-up place.


Foster Friess, unmasked, stuns Andrea Mitchell

You don’t think money has corrupted our politics? Meet the man who’s bankrolling Rick “Triojans hurt women” Santorum. His name’s Foster Friess. If Rick is some Medieval scold, Foster might be Minoan:

On this contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s so, such inexpensive. You know, back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.

. . and you wonder why we’ve been fighting over contraception for a week? Because big money sets the agenda. Don’t fall for “This is silly, Andrea,” Foster Friess is having his way. You’re pre-occupied with sex, incidentally, and need a psychiatrist.


Newt the Narcissist vs. Love

After the first two installments of the Newt and Narcissism series (one, two), I thought it might be time to post a timely addendum. There’s a great deal of interest in Newton’s behavior with women, specifically his spouses. So: How does a narcissist behave with his wife or lover?

Marianne Gingrich last night reminded us how Newt cheated on her for a great deal of time. At some point, he approached her with a proposal, probably to solve what he thought was a problem. I should be allowed to keep my mistress, right?

“I just stared at him,” Ms Gingrich, 60, told ABC News. “He said: ‘Callista doesn’t care what I do’. He wanted an open marriage, and I refused”. After she reminded him: “We’ve been married a long time,” he responded: “Yes, but you want me all to yourself,” Ms Gingrich said.

This is classic narcissistic behavior. A narcissist doesn’t see you, or me, or anyone else as a person. He see others as objects. People are meant to serve his purposes in the same way a car or a can opener might.

Yes, he gets caught up in romance and emotion and all the other intoxicating manifestations of intense human relationships. But he is different. Recall, even for healthy folks, that satisfaction presents a formidable hurdle when we’re in love. Sex is a great demonstration of that need. It would be difficult to carry on a romantic relationship without satisfaction of the that type.

A narcissist feels similarly needy for satisfaction, but of adulation. That’s the difference. In psychological terms, this can be objectified as ‘narcissistic supply.’ Guys like Newt are like drug addicts constantly searching for their next score. Who will adore him now? Where can he be worshiped next? This is a drive so taxing and punishing, it can destroy people.

The interview suggests Newt was once doing perfectly well with a wife. But maybe he could get love and romance from two women? That would be even better. He figures he can manage some double-dealing. And for years, he keeps the two separate. But after long having proven himself a stud, it’s time for the two of them to share. This was the gambit Newt tried.

It’s telling that one of his women was willing to tolerate the demand while the other wasn’t. One would continue to attend to him even when he was an openly disrespectful, thoughtless ass. The other wouldn’t. One supply was affirmed, the other was threatened. You can see where he ended up.

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