Archive for August, 2011

Evacuate? In my moment of triumph?
August 27, 2011

I think we overestimate Irene’s chances.

No, I shall remain here, dressed in my best and prepared to go down as a gentleman.


Unflattering Appraisal of Yours Truly of the Day
August 25, 2011

“He (moi) thinks because he’s a little smart he can talk to people however he wants.”


Line of the Day
August 18, 2011

“To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

– Jon Huntsman, Republican presidential candidate

No, I’ll call you a self-misidentifying tool. And until you abandon the (R)etard party, everyone else of sound mind will as well. You don’t get points simply for not being a reality-denying invalid.

Though perhaps in our increasingly reality-denying society you should. 😦

August 18, 2011

“Under President Bachmann you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again.”

– presidential candidate (…) Michelle Bachmann

The most blatant, the most shameless, the most pandering, the most i-know-this-is-utterly-fucking-impossible-and-i’m-gonna-promise-it-anyway-because-i-think-people-are-that-fucking-retarded-or-i-myself-am-actually-that-fucking-retarded-or-in-all-likleihood-both campaign promise in history.

Even in this era of total, absolute and complete Republican batfuckery Bachmann’s Looney Toons pledge stands out. Why not promise teleportation, a worthy new Star Wars trilogy and Diet Coke that tastes like the real thing while you’re at it?

Worthless twat.

Line of the Day
August 15, 2011

“Back in the 1980s and 1990s, tax rates for the rich were far higher, and my percentage rate was in the middle of the pack. According to a theory I sometimes hear, I should have thrown a fit and refused to invest because of the elevated tax rates on capital gains and dividends.

“I didn’t refuse, nor did others. I have worked with investors for 60 years and I have yet to see anyone — not even when capital gains rates were 39.9 percent in 1976-77 — shy away from a sensible investment because of the tax rate on the potential gain. People invest to make money, and potential taxes have never scared them off.”

– absurdly wealthy investor Warren Buffet, arguing for higher tax rates for himself and his absurdly wealthy friends

His whole op-ed is fantastic. I’d say the image of one of the wealthiest people in the world begging for the government to tax him more should stir up some cognitive dissonance in the minds of the legion conservatives hectoring endlessly on the investment-phobia that would surely result were we to dare taxing wealthy people more, but formal logic isn’t exactly their strong suit these days.

It hasn’t been for a while.

Random Excellent Item of the Day
August 14, 2011

See? Pedophilia can be funny!

Fuck you, religion
August 13, 2011

You’re the reason why I have to grit my teeth and bear it as I lie to a fifteen year old kid, telling him that yes, your friend who fell off a building is in a magical utopia with the Great and Powerful Oz.

I wish there were a hell for the exploitative grief-leeches who first fed people this bullshit to burn in.

So when exactly *is* the time?
August 3, 2011

“Now is not the time to raise taxes”

– Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

“Now is not the time to raise taxes.”

– Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner

“Now is not the time to raise taxes.”

– Hilariously transparent token black Republican presidential candidate Uncle Tom Herman Cain

Really? The time to raise taxes isn’t when tax revenues are at their lowest in over half a century? When the wealthiest 400 people in the country (400, not 4,000,000 or even 4,000 but 400!) put together have more money than half (150,000,000+) of all Americans put together? When the top 1% of income earners are earning 66% of the country’s total income? Really? That’s not the time to raise taxes? Really?

You know, I might have a scintilla of respect for these utterly amoral toolbags if they at least had the courage of their convictions and ditched the “now” qualifier. For fuck’s sake, at least be honest as you reverse-Robin Hood this country into ruin and say what you really believe (and what you hope nobody notices you’ve already put in writing, you disingenuous hellbound hacks): it is never the time to raise taxes. Ever.

It’s one thing to be a soulless corporatist shill/social Darwinist (and oh, how the very people who love to throw around that term would chafe at hearing it so accurately applied to their safety net-cutting selves) who believes that people without money just plain don’t deserve to live, but it’s a… well, slightly worse thing to be, on top of that, a fucking liar about it.

To be as honest and inflammatory as possible, if every Republican/conservative died right now the world would be a better place for it, and I hope with all my heart that they do as soon as nature permits.

Every. Single. One. 🙂