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Suicide in San Diego

Hey there. Local news of a stripe. San Diego’s mayor is a founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a slimy sort.

Thursday morning three staunch supporters of Mayor Bob Filner are asking for him to resign after claims Filner sexually harassed multiple women, including some in his office . .

“I cannot not act,” [councilwoman Donna] Frye said. “There are standards that need to be upheld in our community.”

She went onto say that we need to be sure that we are held accountable for our actions. “We need to hold him accountable,” Frye said between tears.

As you might suspect the 70 year-old Democratic Mayor Bob hasn’t commented upon the allegations. Err wait.

SAN DIEGO — Facing calls for his resignation amid sex harassment claims, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner issued an apology Thursday for his treatment of women and vowed to change his behavior, admitting “I need help.”

Filner indicated he will not resign but that “I have reached into my heart and soul and realize I must and will change my behavior.” He said he and his staff will take the sexual harassment training offered by the city.

He and his staff will take the training? His staff, and their staff, are the victims. It’s one thing to whisper ethnic jokes to your pals, it’s another thing to attack people.


Ed Koch, deceased asshole

The former New York mayor has gone and died.

“Of course, the vast majority of Muslims — there are a billion four hundred million — are not terrorists. But there are hundreds of millions who are. They want to kill every Christian, every Jew, every Hindu who won’t convert.”

Good riddance.


Cory Booker: Bleeding heart rescues woman from fire

Don’t liberals know what makes America great?

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

Leftist meddling with free combustion. The bleeding hearts will never learn. If your neighbor goes up in smoke, that’s just a natural consequence of risk taking, or ‘sailing the seas of flame,’ as they say. The competition between spark and flesh produces a vigorous, prosperous country, occasionally with its hair ablaze. This makes us strong and fire-retardant.

Booker said when he reached the second floor, he was engulfed in flames and smoke.

“I suddenly had the realization that I can’t find this woman.” Booker said. “I look behind me and see the flames and I think ‘I’m not going to get out of here.’ Suddenly I was at peace with the fact that I was going to jump out the window.”

Broken glass, the calling card of National Socialists. Keys on the table, and popsicles in the fridge, Mein Fuhrer. Anybody have connections inside the Bureaucrazinsche Reichsfierno? Give them your teeth, beg them to stop. Anyway, fascism forever ends the same way: the state in a heap on the grass, rolling around and holding its ankle. Very dignified, Dr. Mengele.

Then he heard her cries in a back bedroom.

“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said. The two made their way downstairs, where they both collapsed, Booker said.

Speaking on Meet the Press, Paul Ryan:

“It’s secular statism on steroids. Conservatives prefer the social magisterium of the Church, which is: How do you apply Christian principles to your everyday life as a lay person?”

“By the tenets of Catholic teaching, when you try to rescue people, they remain ablaze. They become dependent upon water, and firemen, and it never ends. Instead, when you let them burn, they lift themselves out of fire. The U.S. ended the welfare state in Japan back in, what, 1945?”

Before going to the hospital, Booker confirmed on his Twitter account that he suffered from smoke inhalation, and said he was being taken by EMS to University Hospital for treatment.

“Thanks 2 all who are concerned. Just suffering smoke inhalation,” he tweeted. “We got the woman out of the house. We are both off to hospital. I will b ok.”

n d u s? :–(


Video of East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo: “I Might Have Tacos” (and other stupid comments)

Four police officers in the city of East Haven, Connecticut, were arrested Tuesday under suspicion of systematically harassing and abusing the town’s Latino citizens.

In an interview with Mayor Joe Maturo, a reporter from New York’s WPIX asked him what he’d do for the allegedly abused community “today.” The mayor’s response: “I might have tacos when I go home, I’m not quite sure yet.”

Here’s the comment, along with subsequent statements from the now-infamous mayor.

You can see where Joe’s sympathies lie. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t bring himself to admit he’s acted like an ass. It’s obvious why the feds would need to come in and clean out a racist police department: the mayor doesn’t care. Pity the unfortunate people who have to put up with the likes of East Haven cops and Mayor Maturo.


San Fernando Mayor Hernandez announces to city council (and his wife) he’s having an affair

This guy will go down in some very nasty Hall of Fame:

Thursday, November 23, 2011
San Fernando Mayor Mario Hernandez Admits Affair with Councilwoman Maribel De La Torre
Diana Martinez | San Fernando Sun

. . With his wife, Anna, sitting in the front row, Mayor Mario Hernandez, for whatever reason, decided Monday night was the night to formally announce that he lost his business, and filed personal and corporate bankruptcy. “And secondly,” Mayor Hernandez said, “I’d like to put out there, ‘to squash the rumors,’ that yes, I have been in a relationship with Councilwoman (Maribel) De La Torre.”

Someone should lend the Mayor a dictionary because you don’t “squash” a rumor by confirming that it is true.

What did the wife do? What can anyone do?

How heartless can Hernandez be to make a public announcement, on city time no less, with his wife staring him in the face? Actually, what happened next answered that question.

The aggrieved wife bravely stood up and said, “That’s why I’m here….” Mayor Hernandez retorted, “Yes, I know” as she continued to try to speak, saying “I’m his wife…we weren’t separated.”

Hernandez used his Mayor’s platform to tell Lt. Jeff Eley (acting Chief of Police) to prevent his wife from talking as residents gasped, and he went so far as to ask to have her escorted out of chambers. As those in the chamber audibly reacted, Lt. Eley said there “was a process” and the Mayor had the floor.

. . and the Chief of Police escorted her from the meeting.


Strontium towns argue about who’s more gay

It was bound to happen. Once enough strontium gets into a town’s water supply, homosexuality is unleashed. And then everybody gets catty.

The Mayor of a little town on Peru’s coast is blaming the presence of the metal strontium in its water for increased homosexuality in his town.

José Benítez, Huarmey mayor, says:

“Unfortunately Strontium reduces male hormones and suddenly we’ll be as Tabalosos, as other towns, where the percentages are increasing of homosexuality.”

Zing. Take that, Tabalosos.

Tabalosos is located in the department of San Martin, in the interior of Peru — where the water comes from. Some years ago a Peruvian television program said that its population was predominantly homosexual, an image according to Tabalosos’ mayor, Jorge Luis Vasquez, ‘which is costing us.’

“Young people have low self-esteem by this stigma,” said Vasquez.

Not all of the young people.


America should trash Columbus Day

Here’s a classic demonstration of how wingnuts play “telephone.” You remember the game: you and the rest of the Fox Morning Crew sit in a circle. You whisper “total eclipse of the sun” into Gretchen’s ear, and by the time it gets back to Brian, he’s saying “Bo’s evil hips had a son.”

This thing is like that. A school principle in Somerville, Massachusetts, Anne Foley, sent an e-mail to her teachers in anticipation of Columbus Day:

“When we were young we might have been able to claim ignorance of the atrocities that Christopher Columbus committed against the indigenous peoples . . We can no longer do so. For many of us and our students celebrating this particular person is an insult and a slight to the people he annihilated. On the same lines, we need to be careful around the Thanksgiving Day time as well.”

A trenchant note. A list of Columbus’ crimes might take up the whole internet. There is no reason to celebrate the monster, and it’s time we admit that. If you want to hail the Europeans’ arrival in the New World, go ahead. But forget Columbus. Forget also the Conquistadors, their death-from-horseback campaigns, and their biological warfare through smallpox. Let’s come to our senses.

Anyhoo, Principal Foley’s e-mail got hijacked by shallow fate in the writing of Boston Herald hack Jessica Heslam. She measured the tragedy of the e-mail sent to Kennedy School teachers. It was an attempt to kill happiness:

Fun takes a holiday in Somerville
School frowns on Halloween, Columbus Day – and maybe Thanksgiving

A Somerville principal has opened fire on cherished American holidays, blasting legendary explorer Christopher Columbus for “atrocities” and saying “we need to be careful” about celebrating Thanksgiving in a scathing email to teachers — who are already under orders not to let the kids dress up for Halloween.

Foley “opened fire on cherished American holidays.” She’s been night-sticking free time. She’d tear gas your Mother’s Day. The game of telephone gets harder when the first set of ears are deaf and dumb, no? But, in wingnuttia, we are familiar with how well it pays to be dense. The post became so popular it got its own badge:

. . and off went the faithful:

–Massachusetts Principal Takes Aim at Fall Holidays, Says They’re Insensitive
–Massachusetts principal gives the Grinch a run for his money
–Mass. School Principal Bans Thanksgiving Holidays
–And the Pussification of America Continues: Somerville Schools Trying To Ban Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, And Now Halloween

Principal Blackheart banned holidays, including Thanksgiving, because uncomfortable Indian peoples. Yep, there’s the truth. Funny it took an intercepted e-mail for anyone to notice. Somerville’s mayor, Joseph A. Curtatone:

No one is saying people cannot celebrate our traditional holidays, just that there’s more to them than fits on the back of a matchbook. Principal Anne Foley raised a fair point with her staff . .

. . we have nothing against Columbus Day in Somerville. We also have nothing against Thanksgiving and Halloween. On the Halloween front, on Saturday, October 23rd we will throw the biggest Halloween-themed party in the metro Boston region. We are closing down Somerville Avenue from Union Square to Porter Square for our last SomerStreets festival of the year. There will be a costume parade, costume contests, a haunted house, chainsaw pumpkin carving . .

There, done. Let’s not get silly. Puh-leeze?

. . some historians say the K-8 educator needs to do her homework.

Carol Delaney, author of “Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem,” said the Italian explorer has been “terribly maligned.”

“He was not the one going off marauding,” she said. “There were some atrocities that happened but he was generally not involved.”

AAAUUGHH. The fool’s dodge for Columbus, it persists. His people were a rough-and-tumble lot, but Columbus was okay. Those guys were sailors, after all.

No. This apologetic crap is what’s known as “wrong.” Here’s an excerpt of Thom Hartmann I used for a Columbus Day post last year:

When Columbus and his crew arrived on their second visit to Hispaniola, however, they took captive about two thousand local villagers who had come out to greet them . .

[Diarist] Cuneo further notes that he himself took a beautiful teenage Carib girl as his personal slave, a gift from Columbus himself, but that when he attempted to have sex with her, she “resisted with all her strength.” So, in his own words, he “thrashed her mercilessly and raped her” . . .

Columbus and his men also used the Taino as sex slaves: it was a common reward for Columbus’ men for him to present them with local women to rape. As he began exporting Taino as slaves to other parts of the world, the sex-slave trade became an important part of the business, as Columbus wrote to a friend in 1500: “A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand” . .

Eventually, life for the Taino became so unbearable that, as Pedro de Cordoba wrote to King Ferdinand in a 1517 letter, “As a result of the sufferings and hard labor they endured, the Indians choose and have chosen suicide. Occasionally a hundred have committed mass suicide. The women, exhausted by labor, have shunned conception and childbirth… Many, when pregnant, have taken something to abort and have aborted. Others after delivery have killed their children with their own hands, so as not to leave them in such oppressive slavery.”

Only sixty years after Columbus first landed on Hispaniola, the Taino were all gone. Dead. When strangers are in the habit of killing themselves after they get to know you, you don’t belong on a calendar. You belong in jail.


Arizona Mayor opposes faggoting the military

Prancing ballerinas in the Marine Corps! Tryin’ to talcum yer artillery? Perfume yer grenades? Dainty yer foxhole? NO! Can’t have ’em makin’ googly eyes at the Iranians, sending them XOXO kisses in the mail! We can’t tell them to rush into battle, have ’em whip off their uniforms and wag their wieners at the North Koreans!

Mocking! Sassing!? GIGGLING?! In THE ARMY? NO!

Can’t have ’em fixin’ their buddies hair! Wipin’ the greasepaint off their faces! Complainin’ about the heat! Can’t have ’em rolling onto their backs at the sound of gunfire, begging to be mounted! LA LA LA LA BAYONET ME!?


Now that you Conservative sleuths have exposed all our liberal conspiracies, what can I do but confess?

I take off my beret to you, Conservative Columbos. I wish I could say it was all a misunderstanding on your part, it was just your indulging a fitful imagination, you and your ‘crazy talk.’ I would have loved to pull out an old chestnut like that one, but, look, you’ve just got us beat.

It’s time that we did what we never, ever do–tell the truth. And that is this: you have us cold. Yes, we did it. We were trying to damage you. We were trying to embarrass you. We were trying to knock down your nation, the United States of America. And, in so doing, we were hiding the shocking truths about our sordid political ambitions and lives from getting out into the world where horrified Americans would recoil at our hanging around, asses stuffed with balloons of heroin, wallets spilling over with kiddie porn and all. But you found us out, and you exposed us, and you put a stop to our best-laid plans to tear this nation apart. We, after poring over the broken pieces, would be assembling Iranian centrifuges with the remains right about now.

But first, there was the “Stop The Charlie Brown Christmas Special and its Christian Wholesomeness” project. As you know, Charles Schulz’s animated transformation of The Living Bible is a ringing endorsement of the Republican Party, so we figured we’d do something about it.

And we did: we contacted the White House to coordinate an attack on its airing. The President himself decided that he’d schedule a needless speech, at some place like West Point, addressing some odd thing like the War in Afghanistan, opposite the cartoon special in order to get the networks to pre-empt it, blacking the Conservative sermon out.

Yeah, but didn’t you see through that quickly? Republican stalwart and not-at-all-ironically named Mayor of Arlington, Tennessee, Russell Wiseman, called it immediately.

“Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch ‘The Charlie Brown Christmas Special’ and our muslim president is there, what a load…..try to convince me that wasn’t done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation about it….w…hen the answer should simply be ‘yes’….”

DAMN YOU, Wiseman, you’re a pest. You Jesus protecting Sonuvabitch. We’d only begun to explore the possibility of staggering the speech’s TV broadcasts across time zones in order to block Charlie Brown nationwide, instead of only on the eastern seaboard. We thought we’d just start by annoying the Peanuts faithful in Tennessee, but Russell was too smart for that. We’ll remember this, buddy.

“…you obama people need to move to a muslim country…oh wait, that’s America….pitiful.”

charlie-brown-christmasAAAUUGH–Wiseman again, throwing darts right between our eyes. Yes, we’ve turned your America into a filthy Muslim coven, now, for the love of Saddam, stop mentioning it.

That was bad enough, but then you all figured out this one, too: we have been bastardizing Google. We’ve had our filthy Lucy-diddling fingers all over the innernets’ most famous search engine.

We just couldn’t stand the way you’ve been knocking down our pet projects, one by one, by getting our secrets out on the web. Your writers, pols, and, especially, your bloggers have been frankly too intuitive and too quick for us to handle.

So we knew we had to corrupt the Googly. We called up the proprietors, whoever the hell they are, and told them that searches for popular right-wing terms had to get jerked around from now on. And they said “Well, we are a pioneering internet company, thus, we enjoy the butt sex. Done!”

But only minutes after our “TripleX/Gomorrah/QueryBang 1.0” program launched, the whole scheme got exposed:

“…So it took an anonymous tipster to set me off on a brewing bit of fraud going in in the Google search service: They are ham-handedly altering the suggested search terms in order to promote a coverup of ‘Climategate.’…

But Google wants us to believe nobody is searching for Climategate despite it being such a big story, but I have evidence that it’s merely a coverup for political purposes.

My evidence is in the behavior of the feature itself. Watch what happens if you type in Climatega, nearly typing in the entire word Climategate:


Well that’s odd. Nobody’s searching for climategate at all. But wait: It’s not showing me words that start with Climatega. Rather, it’s showing me words that start with Climategua. Seems like a bug, right? Like those letters got pointed to the wrong place, almost.

Let’s back it up a letter and type in Climateg…

…still no climategate. Let’s back up another letter:


Well what do we have here? Climate gate scandal. (more…)


no i.q. test this year

We live in strange times. The wingnuts actually think it’s cute to be openly racist. Over and over, they keep saying “c’mon, it’s just funny.”

Mayor is criticized for White House
watermelon patch e-mail

LOS ALAMITOS – The mayor has sent an apology for an e-mail sent to a local businesswoman and community volunteer that she says is racist and offensive.

Keyanus Price, an African American, said she was appalled when she received an e-mail from Mayor Dean Grose’s personal account that showed a picture of the White House with a watermelon patch imposed as the White House garden.

“I was horrified when I read that e-mail,” Price said. “What I’m concerned about is how can this person send an e-mail out like this and think it is OK?”

Being a public official, Price said, made the matter worse…

Grose’s e-mail included the picture with a heading that read, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.”