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First, we kill many of you. Then, things gets better.

“How would Lincoln vote in the 2012 election?” The right Reverend Michael Bresciani blogs this at Renew America. It is something he’d like to know. Not really, oh gee, the title’s a ruse. Michael already knows all about the Gentle Man with the Terrycloth Hands from the days when Folks Sat Around Playing Solitaire In Chains.

Any normal school student could research and find the heart of the Lincoln administration and of Lincoln himself, in very short time . . Only a cursory comparison of Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama would force any discerning mind to a singular conclusion. One President was the great unifier and the other is the great divider.

I am no expert on Abraham Lincoln. I am hesitant to criticize. But there’s just, well, something about Michael’s argument. Something out of kilter. What is it?

Barack Obama has managed to set brother against brother, women against men and the rich against the poor.

Not sure what it is. Maybe you guys can see it. The devil if I can figure it out.

He has, with the help of the democratically controlled senate and Harry Reid managed to pit the senate against the congress. He has strangled bi-partisan political cooperation to the point of death.

…strange-looking president. Perfect opposition. Howls of victimization. Hysterical rage…

Creating warfare among citizen groups, sectors and individuals has been the hallmark of Barack Obama’s administration. This is hard to understand in view of the fact Obama has stated both that he would like to be a president like Lincoln . .

NOPE. There it goes, lost it. Damn. It was, like, right there and then it was *poof*.

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Catholic church not doing politics

The Catholic Church would like to have a word with you. Pass on a little constructive advice. Only take a minute of your time. Have a little chat, the two of you. It’s really no big deal. It’s just that voting for Barack Obama “places the eternal salvation of your own soul in serious jeopardy.”

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki called out the Democratic Party for temporarily removing God from their platform, supporting abortion and recognizing that ‘gay rights are human rights.’

“There are many positive and beneficial planks in the Democratic Party Platform, but I am pointing out those that explicitly endorse intrinsic evils,” the bishop explained.

Gay rights are human rights. Unless Paprocki’s saying their wildebeests, or something. Sorry, Bishop, go on:

“My job is not to tell you for whom you should vote. But I do have a duty to speak out on moral issues. I would be abdicating this duty if I remained silent out of fear of sounding ‘political’ and didn’t say anything about the morality of these issues. People of faith object to these platform positions that promote serious sins.”

“So what about the Republicans? I have read the Republican Party Platform and there is nothing in it that supports or promotes an intrinsic evil or a serious sin,” Paprocki added.

Politics? Where? That’s not political at all. A bishop holding a spiritual gun to the heads of Catholics, telling them one party promotes “intrinsic evils.” You’re not telling anybody how to vote, no. You’re telling them how to avoid being broiled forever like a steak in the fires of Hades. What politics?

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Libyan ambassador killed in violent protests; Romney calls Obama administration response “disgraceful”

An internet film made by an Israeli American real estate developer from California and promoted by Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones of Florida has sparked violent protests in Egypt and Libya. An attack on the Libyan embassy in Benghazi yesterday killed the US ambassador and three others.

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff. The protesters, angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, were firing gunshots and rocket propelled grenades. All of the officials — three in all — hold senior security positions in Benghazi.

The President condemned the violence.

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens,” President Obama said in a statement Tuesday morning. “Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.”

In Egypt, protestors climbed the embassy walls in Cairo and tore down the American flag. It was replaced with one exalting Muhammad. Mitt Romney seized upon the mayhem and death to criticize the Obama administration.

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” he said. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

Romney was referring to the Egyptian consulate’s response to the growing controversy before the violence broke out. They “condemn[ed] the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” GOP chairman Reince Priebus similarly attacked the president, albeit personally. Priebus charged that Obama “symapathize[d]” with the Egyptian rioters.


The Obama campaign shot back, calling the Republican criticism ugly politics:

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack,” Obama’s campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt said in a statement.

The “movie” that started this mess is essentially anti-Muslim trash. It’s a low-budget green-screen affair that portrays Muhammad as an idiot and his followers as homicidal child-molesting pagans.

The movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” was directed and produced by an Israeli-American real-estate developer who characterized it as a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam.

At least some of the movie, when it’s not calling Muslims gay donkeys, is sympathetic to Egyptian Coptics. After clips of it were dubbed into Arabic and redistributed online, the protests began.

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Herman Cain’s acid trip TV channel

Raw Story tells us that Herman Cain is about to domi9ate internet TV:

Failed Republican presidential candidate and former pizza CEO Herman Cain is planning to launch his own Internet TV channel called “CainTV” that, oddly, features patriotic dinosaurs and a cartoon version of President Ronald Reagan, among other bizarre attractions.

“Whether you are looking for commentary, comedy, or culture, CainTV delivers it all in an Informed, Inspirational, and INtertaining way . . ”

What Raw Story failed to add was “Do not watch this stuff in a fragile state of mind.” It’s too bizarre to make sense of. Why is Sandra Fluke mouthing some fat guy’s words? Who is the homeless guy? Why is there a baby T. Rex? Who is this man doing the Ol’ Jim Crow? Why does Herman want me to buy guns for sheep? My head. I tried to whittle this blotter of Velvet Spidermans down to a tolerable minute, but I think I made it worse.



First person to deconstruct this wins a cookie.

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Sarah “Pallin’ Around With Terrorists” and the Politics of Personal Destruction

The GOP got real pissed about Newt crowding their presidential turf, so they figured they’d teach him a lesson. They’d rough him up a little bit. Send him a message. They sent their tommy-gun wielding trenchcoats to lumber around the political country looking for him.

Yesterday, Bob “Dick Pills” Dole, Elliot “Two Ells” Abrams, Ann “Goiter Gabooya” Coulter and Tom “You Do Not Have The Warden’s Permission To Date My Bunghole” Delay cornered the candidate and grabbed him by the hair. Dragged him to the internet. Tossed him around a bit.

GOP: We’re only kidding with you. We’re having a party. Hey, we just came home, and we haven’t seen you in a long time, eh? We’re breaking your balls. And you, you’re getting fucking fresh. Well, gee, we are so sorry. We didn’t mean to offend you . .

Newt: Fundamentally . .

GOP: Yeh, hmm. Right. Salud . .

Newt: Frankly . .

GOP: Now go home and get your fucking shinebox.

Well, this made Klondike Parkaboobs cry. And if she cries, you can expect a Facebooking:

Cannibals in GOP Establishment Employ Tactics of the Left
by Sarah Palin on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:57pm

We have witnessed something very disturbing this week. The Republican establishment which fought Ronald Reagan in the 1970s and which continues to fight the grassroots Tea Party movement today has adopted the tactics of the left in using the media and the politics of personal destruction to attack an opponent.

The politics of personal destruction, you say?

But this whole thing isn’t really about Newt Gingrich vs. Mitt Romney. It is about the GOP establishment vs. the Tea Party grassroots and independent Americans who are sick of the politics of personal destruction used now by both parties’ operatives . .

Oh dear. It’s sickening, isn’t it?

The way other folks behave?

Denigrating people.

Mocking people.

Debasing their good reputations.

Spreading the sorts . .

. . of rumors . .

. . and lies . .

. . that amount . .

. . to nothing . .

. . less than . .

. . an attempt . .

. . to annhilate . .

. . their fellow American?



It’s remarkable how the Tea Party remains above that.


(. . h/t ronaldjacksonX)

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Tea Party comedian: Rachel Maddow is a man. Not like Anderson Cooper, right?

What’s a Tea Party convention without some laughs? That’d be like one of those urban rap guys who didn’t wear a fag earring. What’s up with that? Don’t you know how feminine you look? Hello?

Steven Crowder, conservative comedian, bowls me over. He slayed the pinheads at Tea Con 2011 too. You may have seen the rib-splintering video of Steven’s stand-up over at Charles Johnson’s place. But I’ve done Charles one better: I cut the 12 minutes of sheer genius down to 2 minutes.

Like this: Have you ever noticed Middle Eastern people trying to be like black-guys? They’re so lame. They sound like this: *IMITATION OF MAN FROM INDIA*.

And people from Spanish Harlem? They’re all “JOO PEEPUL AAAH MEEN TO MY PEEPUL.” They’re exactly like that.


Breitbart grants Crowder a corner of one of his sites to entertain people.

Steven won the much publicized national Stand up Comedy competition on Myspace.

On MySpace? Next stop, the AOL comedy Super Bowl. Meanwhile let’s have Steven do movie reviews:

‘Warrior’ Review: Thrilling Reminder of What it Means To Be a Man
by Steven Crowder

…Not only did I leave the multiplex misty-eyed and exhausted from the film’s emotional gut punch… but more strikingly, for the first time in a very long while, Hollywood made me feel truly proud to be a man.

I see a recurring theme. Something about someone needing to be a man.

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I can’t take it when Conservatives start crying . .

A natural disaster occurred today. Again. And Conservatives despise the Democrats so much, they’re blaming the President and Vice President for, respectively, doing too much and doing too little in response.

You heard read me right. The President went overboard while Hurricane Irene battered New England and, in doing so, drove a nail into the coffin of civility. Meanwhile, VP Biden refused to lift a finger, the careless scumbag — playing golf rather than attending to the needs of victimized Americans.

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from today’s terrible storm, it’s this: when children make up their minds to be miserable, misery will come . .

Biden Golfed in Hours Preceding Hurricane
By Ed Henry | August 28, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Delaware was pounded by Hurricane Irene on Saturday night, but Vice President Biden got in one last round of golf in his home state before the heavy stuff started coming down, Fox News has learned . .

Asked directly whether Biden played golf on Saturday, Biden’s office would not comment to Fox News . .

Biden was not listed on the morning conference call that included FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and “other senior members of his emergency management team,” according to a White House press release.

I’m sure there’s a reasonable excuse. Perhaps Joe was pissing on Mother Teresa’s grave. Maybe he was masturbating outside Nancy Reagan’s bathroom, peeking in on the old broad while she was showering. Whatever the obscenity, I’m sure the White House will pretend the VP’s negligence didn’t slaughter plenty of children. Elsewhere . .

How To Politicize a Hurricane
John Hinderaker | PowerLine | August 28, 2011

It remains to be seen whether Irene turns out to be the Comet Kohoutek of hurricanes, but President Obama is taking no chances. He posed for a photo-op today, pretending to have something to do with the potentially-severe weather event.

Let’s see if we can catch this thread of logic, shall we? A better president wouldn’t bother with this “potentially-severe weather event”? Yes, there it is. What a strange perspective. What in the world is this about, this “boo the concerned” screed?

Never mind that he isn’t competent to organize a Little League baseball team; today’s charade obviously is a corollary of the Hurricane Katrina fiasco, in which America’s mass media committed group malpractice, somehow managing to blame the inevitable consequences of a severe weather event, magnified by incompetent local authorities in New Orleans, on the Bush administration.

A fiasco can have a corollary? Getting weirder. Anyway, John has a throbbing red ass over Katrina and wants to whine about it on his blog. Whine away, little Johnnie. We’ll get some ice cream later, after you’re all cried out.

Obama is setting the stage to receive praise, rather than blame, no matter what actually happens between now and when Hurricane Irene blows itself out.

This is one more step in the degradation of American politics.

When a president does something right and receives praise because of it, he’s destroying a beloved part of America. I see. No wonder you guys thought George W. Bush was great. He murdered thousands of your fellow Americans, so he’s some sort of pink fucking unicorn.

More of your naked, spastic psychology, please. Caring is destructive, Black Democrats are racist, Martin Luther King jr. was a Conservative. The War in Iraq is part of the ‘Culture of Life.’ Medicaid makes children weak, Social Security kills the elderly. The debt is a life-and-death struggle, the president caused it.

Hurricane Irene’s killed 19 people, soaked 1/6th of the country and left 4 million people without power or electricity. Whether it kills more or less, whether Obama cares or does not, whether FEMA does its job or does not, liberals are disgusting, again. Sensible people like John have had enough. It’s time to impeach everybody, and then they should all be killed.

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My video: The GOP Brings You Five Geniuses for President

Glad the clip’s finally done. Whew.

Thought somebody should profile the now-set “top-tier” Republicans who will vie for the 2012 GOP nomination. By all reasonable accounts, one of these knuckleheads will sweep right into the White House. Might as well get to know our next Commander-in-Chief sooner than later in hopes the bombing of Iran and outsourcing of the CIA to China through Halliburton will be less shocking.

Who will our next right-wing overlord be? The Muslo-fascist, Herman Cain? Fix-eyed zomba Michele Bachmann? Texas W. Chucklenutz, Rick Perry? 2008 campaign welfare queen, Sarah Palin? Or digital avatar, Mitt Romney?

I wish them all well. And I mention that circular firing squads require little marksmanship.

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Bill O’Reilly’s trip down Memory Lane: women are “blasted out of their minds when they have sex”

I got no problem with geezers talking up their old days. No skin off my hide to hear about shifters mounted on steering columns. How supermarkets had turnstyles. How their stupid friends got laid in parochial school.


Funny old Bill. Tin cans of beer, bra clasps of steel.

“Liberals want everything. I mean, they want you to give them everything. Right, you want an IPad, don’t you Leslie?”

You’d like one, wouldn’t you?

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Yodeling Nazis

Switzerland, the land of chubby chocolate makers. Funny mustaches, and tight-lipped bankers. Also Jew-hating bastards:

Swiss party ad features Jewish doll

Ads promoting an independence party in Geneva featured a doll of a man wearing a yarmulke with an arrow in its head and an Israeli flag painted on it, Swiss media reported Friday.

According to Swiss reports, a local anti-Semitic and anti-Israel group, the GNC, is behind the ad. Last week, a Swiss politician called for a ban on products made in Israel.

A GNC member claimed the ad was directed against the Israeli government . .

OH. The GNC didn’t mean to say “Let’s shoot an arrow into the head of a Jewish person.” They really meant to say “Let’s shoot an arrow into the head of the Israeli government.” Well that’s different.

And this doesn’t remind me of anything at all:

And does that say “Concerts, steaks, beers and more”? I imagine you get a free t-shirt at the beer hall entrance, in a fetching shade of brown.


Add: I thought it said something about Switzerland and justice, but no:

“Save Switzerland . . shoot straight!” Thank you, Schwissfuhrer Wilhelm Tell. Or, more apparently, William Burroughs.

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First Obama’s a fricking wuss, then he’s a serial killer

I almost feel bad for the wingnut nation.

Earth’s Public Enemy Number One, murderer of thousands upon thousands of innocent men, women and children, Osama bin Laden, took a bullet in the eye courtesy this president making such a thing a priority for his intelligence and military communities.

He’s dead. The killing is done, call off the search. Let the sighs of relief and the occasional slapping of backs proceed.

And let the mind-numbing confusion of our conservative friends explode in every direction. Liberals cannot do such things. The over-educated, over-sensitive reality-based people are good for lecturing Belizean eco-tourists and populating Swiss libraries, but they don’t take out the most highly revered culture warrior, most awe-inspiring religious right-winger in all of conservadom, their beloved bin Laden. Something is desperately amiss, and somebody better mention it quick.

Camera Two: Fox News and Judge Napolitano. The sober, grounded patriot takes it upon himself to put all the champagne jubilation back into its unconstitutional bottle. What we know of the operation is that it amounts to a towering crime. Oh, and did I mention that Obama sucked even before all this?

Memes: unconstitutionality, homicide, whimsy, deaths of glenn beck and rush limbaugh, government spending, affordable healthcare, failed presidency.



“Where will it stop? Who will President Obama kill next? . . Can he kill whomever is an obstacle for his purposes? Can he kill Bradley Manning? Or Julian Assange? Or Khalid Sheikh Muhammed? Could he kill Glenn Beck? Or Rush Limbaugh? Or me?”

Dear “Judge” Napolitano — yep, buddy, you’re next. You’re as important as Osama bin Laden. Now go and fap yourself to death before we dispatch a gay SEAL to do it first.

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Attack of the South Carolina Tea-Crackers

Highlights:

— “If I had the job to educate a race . .” (3:43)
— “What pacific things we should cut? We should let the Constitution of the United States and the state constitution be our guide ’cause it sets out the things that we really need to do. Everything else is superflurious.” (5:06)


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