Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Devil Is In The Candy

Pat Robertson says the Candy is the Devil

Put aside your fears of swine flu. TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Web site has just issued a bulletin warning Americans of the real threat we face this season: Demons may be lurking in our Halloween candy.

In a column on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Web site, writer Kimberly Daniels asserts that “demons” sneak into bags of Halloween candy at grocery stores.

“[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches,” Daniels wrote. “I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.”

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, urged Robertson and Daniels to lighten up.

An apple and an orange? Apparently, they're the same thing!

It's been a few weeks since I've done any sort of post detailing the mental asylum that is Blogs for, and I think, what the hell, Mark Noonan and his brain-dead, lockstep right-wing loonies can't be any nuttier. That was until I read this new post about how Al-Qaeda, the most well-know terrorist group in the world, and environmentalists are one in the same. Yes, you read that right. Mark Noonan has just comapred the apple (in this case, Al-Qaeda) to the orange (enviornmentalists) and stated they're the same damn thing!

Birds of a feather?

Well, not exactly - but when your ideology is anti-human, you’re bound to find areas of agreement with the other anti-humans out there. The problem stems from believing a pack of lies. Osama believes a pack of lies. Environmentalists believe a pack of lies. Some times, the packs of lies overlap. This should get environmentalists to think, but it probably won’t…in fact, if we did get Osama’s head up on a pike, the left would resurrect his legend as that of a working class fighter for minorities and the environment (hey, if they can turn a cop killer like Mumia in to a commencement speaker, then nothing is beyond them…or beneath them).

Better, though, for people to seek Truth - its easily available. All you have to do is ask for it. Knock on the door, as it were.

This is too stupid to even respond to.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bennedict Liberman strikes again

Ever since 2006, liberals and progressives knew that Joe Liberaman was a rat bastard, a sniveling political opportunist willing to throw his party under the bus to line his own best interests. Today, he continues to show his true colors....and they're not blue, either.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, emerged Tuesday afternoon from a meeting with his caucus as the center of attention -- again.

On his way in, he told reporters that if a public health insurance option was in the final health care bill, he would join a GOP filibuster to prevent it from getting an up or down vote. HuffPost asked him if there'd been much reaction from his colleagues in the Democratic caucus.

"Not really," he said, "because I think my colleagues know for a long time that I've been opposed to a government-created, government-run insurance company."

Lieberman stressed that he was not opposing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) effort to get a bill on to the floor -- one that includes a public health insurance option. Rather, said Lieberman, he would oppose a final vote on the bill by supporting a GOP filibuster if the public option remained in the bill. The difference is crucial, in that it allows the process to move forward. But it does present backers of a public option with the problem of getting 60 votes for a final vote to cut off a GOP filibuster.

Lieberman will face tremendous pressure from his caucus and the Democratic base to break with the Republican Party and allow a final vote on health care to go forward. Lieberman may be bluffing. Asked by HuffPost if he expects that he would have to cast the vote that he is currently threatening, he demurred. "That depends," he said.

Once a rat, always a rat. And this is one rat I can't wait to see sent packing in 2010.

My Answer To Fox Fan

You Can Read His Nonsense Here And Here

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Know Your Enemy

Do you know the enemy? D'ya know your enemy? Well ya gotta know the enemy.
-Green Day's "Know Your Enemy"

A lobbyist for a private health insurance industry tells Congressional Republicans to not work with the Democrats on the hill with the health care reform bill becasue, in Steve Champlin's words, they'd be giving "comfort to the enemy."

"There is absolutely no interest, no reason Republicans should ever vote for this thing. They have gone from a party that got killed 11 months ago to a party that is rising today. And they are rising up on the turmoil of health care," said Champlin. "So when they vote for a health care reform bill, whatever it is, they are giving comfort to the enemy who is down."

"Long before the Republicans discovered that the House bill was a strategy to kill seniors and all that kind of stuff the plan was already unpopular," he added, underscoring why Republicans shouldn't attach themselves to the legislation.

The remarks came during the opening session of AHIP's annual State Issues Conference in which both Champlin and his co-panelist seemed to concede that reform would pass and will include a variation of a public option for insurance coverage.

At least Champlin was kind enough to reveal that he, and the company he represents, are one of the villians in this story.

I accidentally deleted my Twitter Acount

No shit. Fuck I am stupid. Anyway they say there is away to restore your account but I can't get it to work so this is my new twitter address

Jonathan or ET I am not allowing reader comments just add to this thread.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jeremiah on the "Hasty" Obama Agenda

This is your exclusive "Spot/Dissect the Logical Leaps" Edition!

Here's Jeremiah from his "special" site:
Just a quick thought on this to try and sort of answer the underlying strategy that some liberals have in trying to discredit the thoughts and feelings of Conservatives on why we think Obama is moving forward with his agenda with great speed.
Discredit your "thoughts and feelings," Jer? Ohh, how touchy-feely-squishy of you. That's almost gay by your standards, you know. Are you sure you want to play that my-feelings-are-hurt card? And, by the way, we're not trying to discredit you on your feelings...we are discrediting you on the facts.
Much of the reason for this, is that many liberals seem to think that Obama's agenda is "harmless," and they do this by attacking Conservatives by making excuses for why they think we feel the we do, and additionally because many Conservatives (such as Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh) have exposed Obama and his agenda for the many dangers that he and his agenda pose to the country, and as history has proven in the past with communism, everything about his (Obama's) agenda (such as Cap-n-Trade, Universal Healthcare, etc, etc) and his administration gives us every reason to not just suspect, but to foresee as fact the great damage that his agenda and administration will do to this nation.
OK...let's go point by point.

Obama's agenda is harmless? Nooo...Obama's agenda is necessary, to bring this nation back to a point of middle-class equilibrium again, after years of pandering to the wealthy and powerful. I personally don't think he's doing enough in that regard, yet, but let's admit: he has eight years of systematic dismantlement and neglect to make up for.

"Excuses for why WE think JER feels the way HE does?" No, not excuses. It's called DERISION, Jeremiah. We know your point of view is nonsense, so we mock it. You make excuses for viewpoints you grant actual validity, and I can assure you most of us on the Frightful Left that you love so to demonize don't think you have a worthwhile viewpoint in any of your pockets.

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh exposing Obama's terrifying agenda? Oh, Jer, don't make me makes it so hard to type.

Communism? Where and how, particularly, does that enter into the equation? I'd be fascinated to hear.

Cap-n-Trade? Oh, right...because GAWD gave humankind dominion over the earth, which less means that one should take care of it as responsible stewards and more that one should pillage it for all it's fricking worth, because Jesus would endorse that rape of the planet in his name. Riiiiight.

Universal Healthcare? Oh, nooooo, we can't have that. Health is only a right granted to GAWD's elect! If you fall ill without health insurance, it's because GAWD wants that for you. You are inherently less in GAWD's sight and therefore deserve the fate you get. Die quickly.

And, yes, of course, Jeremiah, it would be very damaging to the nation if the US finally took steps to curb the damage it is doing to the environment, and embraced the "I-am-my-brother's-keeper" notion that perhaps health care is more a right that should be extended to all than a privilege extended to the few who can afford it.

Defend that Point Of View. Go ahead. Here, on Count's blog. Bring it.
Of course, God is using this dangerous man and his administration to fulfill His great plan for our country.
Ah, so Obama's election is legitimate after all, with GAWD's endorsement. Thanks for that. Have you faxed the news to Orly Taitz yet? She seems to still maintain doubts, probably because she so enjoys the cable limelight.
So what is the truth as to why Obama wants to move forward with such speed on bills and appointments that nobody in his administration, including himself, have never taken the time to review and come to a consensus fair and balanced seeking not just the opinion of the party in power, but across the isle? Well, as many of you probably already know, Communism, much like a system of fascism deals primarily with a central-authority, in which a single party rules all, in this case, it would be Democrats, communism itself arising from atheistic principles, because in communism, the people in control ignore the overarching authority, the Creator, who rules all, everything. And that's why communism is so dangerous, because God has no part in the decisions that are being made, and He therefore looks with disdain upon the nation and brings forth swift judgment.
OK, Jer. Here's the thing. The Legislative branch crafts legislation, aka laws and resolutions. It's not the job of the Executive branch to do that, or to negotiate with the oppostion, or to weigh in on those resolutions until they reach that stage of the process. This is stuff wending its way through a little thing called the CONGRESS. The Executive can suggest and advocate and influence...but it can't dictate what the Legislative branch passes, or fails to pass. So you're attributing to Obama a dictatorial power that he does not possess. He can influence, but he cannot decide. That's the power of a Constitutional democracy.

You make no cogent argument for this "ignore the overarching authority, the Creator" and "God has no part" position you assume. If that were even remotely Constitutional - which it is not - you advance no evidence for your position that Obama's actions run counter to it...other than that YOU, it seems, disagree with them.

I wonder if his "swift judgment" that you point to might not be a welcome marginalization of you and yours and your narrow-minded point of view. And high time, too.

Oh. By the way. An "aisle" is what separates two sections of seating in an auditorium. An "isle" is what separates one land mass from another in an ocean. Get it right.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hal Mcrae My Hero

I love this video. Mostly because this is exactly how I take a tough loss from Nebraska. Put that in your fucking pipe and smoke it. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

MNF Thread - Donkeys vs. Bolts

Our backs are up against the wall and what do we do? Come out swingin'!

1st Quarter observations: Besides the cough up on special teams, San Diego looks great! The fire is back, and it's burning hot! LT looks damn good in his runs, and the defense looks like they've decided to show up tonight, by the looks of the first drive against Orton.

Denver 7, San Diego 10
1st Quarter

Newsweek's Jacob Weisberg states the obvious

Fox News Channel isn't really news? Hell, it's un-American, he says!? Blasphemous!

Joking aside, this I what i've been saying for years about Fox News: Fox has every right to exist, just don't call yourself a news organization when you're blatantly carrying the agenda for one side of the political spectrum. If Murdock changed the name from Fox News Channel to Fox Opinion Newtwork, I have no heartburn with that. At least they would be honest (for a change) with their viewers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Open Thread: Oooohhh, this is bad

In a funny way. Conan O'Brian exposes other iconic cartoons who have bared all for pornography mags way before Marge Simpson stripped for the cover of Playboy.

Rush Limbaugh's 10 Most Racist Quotes

You Can see why the Ranger loves this guy.

1. I mean, let’s face it, we didn’t have slavery in this country for over 100 years because it was a bad thing. Quite the opposite: slavery built the South. I’m not saying we should bring it back; I’m just saying it had its merits. For one thing, the streets were safer after dark.


2. You know who deserves a posthumous Medal of Honor? James Earl Ray [the confessed assassin of Martin Luther King]. We miss you, James. Godspeed.


3. Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?


4. Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela — who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.


5. Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.


6. The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.


7. They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?


8. Take that bone out of your nose and call me back(to an African American female caller).


9. I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well. I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.


10. Limbaugh attacks on Obama. Limbaugh has called Obama a ‘halfrican American’ has said that Obama was not black but Arab because Kenya is an Arab region, even though Arabs are less than one percent of Kenya. Since mainstream America has become more accepting of African-Americans, Limbaugh has decided to play against its new racial fears, Arabs and Muslims. Despite the fact Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, Limbaugh has called him an ‘affirmative action candidate.’ Limbaugh even has repeatedly played a song on his radio show ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ using an antiquated Jim Crow era term for black a man who many Americans are supporting for president. Way to go Rush.

So Rush Limbaugh has managed to make racist attacks on four of the most admired and respected people of African descent in the past one hundred years, in Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Colin Powell and Barack Obama. He has called for the assassin of Martin Luther King to be given a medal, and said slavery was a good thing. He has claimed that Joe the Plumber, who isn’t even a plumber is more important in this election than Colin Powell, a decorated military veteran who has served honorably in three administrations. How can the Republican party stand by this man and let their candidates appear on his show? Rush Limbaugh’s comments are so racist, they’re funny, in a Borat, Archie Bunker kind of way. What is not funny is the millions of dittoheads who listen to him, who take in and re-spout all the racist rhetoric that he spits. Limbaugh’s statements are echoed in the racist, angry Palin/McCain supporters who shout ‘kill him,’ ‘terrorist,’ ‘communist,’ ‘traitor,’ ’socialist’ and ‘off with his head.’

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mr Personal Responsibility Defending His Favorite Drug Addict.

I love the link to "bigoted remarks". First, forget the fact that the first two remarks have already been proven to be false. Then, consider the source in most of these "facts" is a liberal publication, not even a direct link to where the quote was said. Finally, and I don't doubt that some of these things were said, but can you provide the entire transcript surrounding the quote?

For example, was the "NFL game is like a bloods vs. crips" quote followed up with a racial reference, or was Limbaugh merely commenting on the lack of civility in the game, comparing it too a gang fight. And if he was merely comparing it to a gang fight, what better way than to use the names off the two most "popular" gangs out there - names people would know. If he had said the NFL is sometimes like a fight between the Westies and the 14th St. Jacks, would we have made the point.

Look, if Limbaugh became part owner of this team, and you as a player didn't want to play for him, fine. If you as a fan didn't want to buy a ticket, fine. But can you honestly tell me that if a group of investors that included Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson would face such flack? Despite the fact that both men have, at times in their lives, said racially insensitive and controversial things. Of course not.

It's not about his politics? Yeah, right.

So know the left is SUPPORTING private membership and discrimination? Huh?

Compassionate conservatism rearing its ugly head

My take on the Franken Amendment and the partisanship behind the vote can be read over at Jonathan's Corner. WARNING: the piece is extremely disturbing, concerning the subject material. Once again, the Count is welcome to post my piece onto Banned and Dangerous and the NH O/T if he so wishes.


Some of you may already know about the horrific and shocking tale of Jamie Leigh Jones, but for those who don't, here's a bit of info on her story.

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.

Yes, you read that right. The act itself, as it turns out, was a warm-up compared to what comes next in the story.

Jamie Leigh Jones, now 22, says that after she was raped by multiple men at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job.

"Don't plan on working back in Iraq. There won't be a position here, and there won't be a position in Houston," Jones says she was told.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Halliburton and its then-subsidiary KBR, Jones says she was held in the shipping container for at least 24 hours without food or water by KBR, which posted armed security guards outside her door, who would not let her leave. Jones described the container as sparely furnished with a bed, table and lamp.

Unfortunately, it gets more insulting. Under the Bush Department (lack) of Justice, her case was largely swept under the rug, and left for one group to settle the matter...Halliburton/KBR.

Jones is now trying to proceed with the case in civil court, but KBR is pushing for it to be heard in “private arbitration,” without a “public record or transcript.” Halliburton has “won more than 80 percent of arbitration proceedings brought against it.”

Under a mandatory arbitration clause, if something happens to you - like the sexual abuse of Leigh Jones - under contract, you cannot sue the company for damages. Turns out its not just Halliburton that makes an arbitration clause mandatory in the workplace.
Hooters • Applebee's • KFC • Friendly Ice Cream Corporation • Circuit City • Neiman Marcus • Nordstrom • Hallmark Cards • Merrill Lynch • Citigroup • First usa • Ameriquest • Discover • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Aetna • Kaiser Permanente • AT&T • Ford • Daimler AG • Toyota • Clear Channel • General Electric • Halliburton • Bechtel • Rent-a-Center

Thankfully, last month, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in her favor over Halliburton, stating that her injuries were not covered by the arbitration clause.

Now what does this heartbreaking example of unchecked corporate accountability and another dark example of life under the Bush/Cheney era have to do with 'compassionate conservatism' rearing its ugly head yet again?

Junior Senator Al Franken of Minnesota introduced an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would make it illegal for defense contractors to stop employees from taking sexual abuse, battery, and harassment up to court, in other words, to make sure that we don't have to hear about another Jamie Leigh Jones in the news. You would beleive in the Senate, that a bill that would stop defense contractors from restricting employees from pressing charges because of rape or assault, would be an instant, no-brainer, unanimous 'yes' vote, right?

The bill did pass a vote of 68-30.

30 Senators basically defended rapists.

And these 30 Senators were, drumrolls please.......

Old, white, Republicans lawmakers. Here's the full list of the Senators who had the audacity to vote no.

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

I'm not one to wish ill will on others, but in this case, I hope there's a special place in Hell for the people who have decided to place corporate interests over those of rape victims.

Jon Stewart does a great job taking these partisan hacks to task on their actions on last night's The Daily Show.

In addition to being the Party of unchecked corporate greed, torture, anti-minorities, obstructionists, and the angry, racist Southern white voter, the GOP can add defender of rape victims to that shameful list.

Again, how the hell can honestly look at these qualities, and still vote Republican?

I Guess I Would Be An Abusive Parent

Honestly I understand both sides and agree with quite a bit of what both sides of the Should you spank your child debate have to say BUT in the case of little Falcon Heene once the initial joy, happiness and relief of finding him unharmed wore off I would tan his hide. Social Science be damned. Am I a believer that Spanking is the answer in disciplining a child? In most cases absolutely not but in this case I wouldn't lose a moments sleep worrying I scared him for life. I know there is a great debate about this sort of thing and assuming this wasn't a publicity stunt. but If I were little Falcon's Father I would hug him tight say thank you that he is safe and then pull him off into another room and make sure sitting would not be real comfortable for him for about a week.

Rush Limbaugh A Man So Large He Is A Sex All To Himself.

For those of you not familliar with Twitter there is a group of little yellow bus riders on Twitter known as #tcot. Top Conservative Users On Twitter. One of my all time favorite members of Twitter is the perpetual loser Ron Dickerhoof Jr. Yes that is his real name. Ronny once posted a picture of himself on the internet after he pissed his pants...

Now Ron is backing Rush Limbaugh's failed attempt at buying the Saint Louis Rams. This is Ron's Twitter avatar.
Now I couldn't let the chance to needle Mr. Dickerhoof a little bit about backing another loser so I sent him a message...

CountIstvan @rdickerhoof Aww no Rams for Rush. Looks like Ron Dickerhoof is a loser again. Oh well he's used to it. #tcot. #ocra

rdickerhoof @CountIstvan Classy libs are classy. Do you kiss Obama's posterior with that mouth? #ocra #tcot

CountIstvan @rdickerhoof Let's see you are the one promoting a drug addict. Do you blow Pete F (Fleckenstein) with that mouth? of course you do. #tcot. #ocra.

CountIstvan I love it when Conservatives who champion drug pushers who go on sex trips to the Dominican lecture me on class. #tcot #ocra.

rdickerhoof @CountIstvan I blew all kinds of things with this nose. The drug troll won't work on me, CountmeOut. #ocra #tcot


rdickerhoof @CountIstvan I wonder if Rush will buy MSNBC w/the settlement money...there's a team in need of help. #ocra #tcot

rdickerhoof @CountIstvan I love that you simply can't contain your sexism. Makes my job easier. #ocra #tcot

Now this is a first. Because I called out his Boy Rush I am now sexist! I knew Rush was a large man I didn't know he was a sex all to himself.

CountIstvan @rdickerhoof Sexism? where? Rush is a sex now?

rdickerhoof @CountIstvan Oh, I almost forgot. The homophobia got you blocked. Very chic. #ocra #tcot #gay #lgbt #logcabin

Oh Noes I have been blocked from #tcot again! Whatever shall I do?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

RIP: Al Martino

I have still never seen the Godfather movies.

In case you haven't figured it out: John Bohner's a real dumbass

My take on the House Minority Leader's newest line of nonsense, can be found at Jonathan's Corner.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Man It's Tempting...Ok No It's not.

Recieved This In My Email

What A Way To Die

Watching Missouri Game Was Last Wish For Lifelong Husker Fan

This amazing story is true. A lifelong Husker football fan woke up from a six-day coma last Wednesday in Lincoln and announced that his one last wish was to watch Nebraska beat Missouri Thursday night in Columbia.

Hours after making that announcement, he went back into a comatose state, only to wake up on Thursday and fulfill his dream.

Rex Plock, 89, died late Sunday morning at Lincoln's Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, where one of his daughters is a registered nurse. Ironically, she specializes in caring for patients in the same condition as her father, who spent seven of the last 10 days of his life on a ventilator.

Deb Kapperman, the R.N. and one of Plock's two daughters, and Jim Miller, the pastor at his church, have seen a lot of cases like his, but can't remember anyone who was so determined to make his last wish come true.

Plock, you see, had been so deep in a coma for six straight days that no one, not his doctors, his caretakers or his family, expected him to wake up.

But when he did last Wednesday, he made it perfectly clear that he wanted to see, or at least listen to, Thursday night's game, even if it killed him.

Against all odds, Plock watched the game in his room at Lincoln's Bryan East Hospital after he'd come out of that second comatose state. Before going back into it, he spelled out what he wanted if his eyes could not open - a radio right next to his ear, tuned into the game.

"He wasn't leaving without watching or listening to that last game," Kapperman said, choking back a tear, even though she is confident that her dad was at peace with his life, his family, and yes, the football team that he has followed so fervently for so long . . . his beloved Nebraska Cornhuskers.

You need to understand how extraordinary Rex Plock was - as a man and as a fan.

Other than the life machines this is exactly how I want go I can't think of a better way.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize? Boooooooo!

My take on the big news and the GOPricks poo-pooing on the president's success can be found at Jonathan's Corner. The Count is also free to cut & paste my entry onto B&D if he so wishes.*

*Will Do

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 24 hrs., you have already heard the news that President Obama, just nine months into his young presidency, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. With this award, he joins a very select group of former U.S. Presidents (Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, Woodrow Wilson in 1919, and Jimmy Carter in 2002) who have been awarded the Peace Prize.

I've heard the talk about the campfire (I, myself, have ashed the same question):
"What's he done this early on to deserve this award?"
"The nominations for the award end on February 2, Obama had been in office for a week and a half! What gives?"
"There are more people out there who have actually made accomplishments in steering the world towards peace, so why did they get the shaft?"

First, the Nobel Peace Prize is usually awarded, not for one's accomplishments, but for one's actions to bring about peace in the world, and to highlight the causes of the times. For example, take all the many people have won it for trying to bring about peace in the Middle East (Carter, Yasser Arafat, Mohamed Anwar Al-Sadat of Egypt etc.), and we're no closer to having Israelis and Palestinians lay down their past grudges and weapons and work together to coexist in the same strip of land they are fighting and dying for.
Second, what ha Obama done to win this award? Here's what the people who give out the award, have to say:

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

In other words, he's not Bush Jr., where his idea of diplomacy could be equated to playing a game of Cowboys and Indians, and his attitude towards human rights were like that of his feeling about the Constitution he swore to uphold and defend - 'who gives a flying fuck, i'm the motherfucking President of the United States bitches, so I can do whatever the fuck I want, so suck on it, you damn foreigners!'

That's why he won the award. And it was well earned.

And one would beleive that everyone would feel a sense of pride that a sitting U.S. President has won this award, and set aside scoring political and partisan points with their respective base and congratulate the President on his achievement, right?

Well, with the Obstructionist Party...uh, I meant the Party of No...whoops, I mean the party that caters to un-Reconstructed Southern crackers...Ok, this isn't coming out right, let's rewind and start over...

It turns out with the Republican party, partisanship doesn't take a vacation (nailed it this time!).

Instead of going into some rant against the GOPricks, I'll just let one of my favorite songs from the British alternative rock band, Radiohead, express what I want to say in song.

I don't know why you bother
Nothing's ever good enough for you.
I was there, it wasn't like that.
You've come here just to start a fight
You had to piss on our parade,
You had to shred our big day
You had to ruin it for all concerned,
In a drunken punch-up at a wedding, yeah!

Hypocrite, opportunist
Don't infect me with your poison
A bully in a china shop
When I turn 'round you stay frozen to the spot
You had the pointless snide remarks
Of hammerheaded sharks
The pot will call the kettle black
It's a drunken punch-up at a wedding, yeah!

For a party that loves to hold claims on putting country first, they're like the kid who's mad that his prom date stood him up, so he pisses in the glass punch bowl to make everyone else's night miserable, because as the saying goes, "misery loves company."

Friday, October 9, 2009

Update on the mental state of BFV

It's been weeks since i've done any coverage on he loony bin that is Blogs For Victory, but given the big news story of Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, I decided to take a stroll over to Mark Noonan's mental asylum and hear his -- and his blogger's -- thoughts about the award.

kjstrouble1 says:
October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 am

I would like a list of actual items Obama has done that have resulted in peace? I know that talking to Iran cannot be what got him this, because that has just resulted in Iran being more emboldened in working towards getting nuclear bombs. Nor has he done anything but appoligize to the world for Americans being Americans.

Yeah, this will just go to show the left that the Euro Libs don’t want to upset the Islamists, so Obama must be trying to keep the peace.

chuck says:
October 9th, 2009 at 9:53 am

Other than be a black liberal that reads the teleprompter extremely well, what has Obama done?

Someone, please tell me what he’s done?

What has he accomplished?

I still don’t know how he got elected, without having accomplished anything in his life. How his accomplishments warrant the Nobel Peace Prize is beyond me.

Being worhipped by liberals, loved by Europeans, and pushed around by 2 bit dictators, must be the new criteria for the Nobel prize.

I guess Jimmy Carter should be retoactively awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for what he did during his Presidency.

cluster says:
October 9th, 2009 at 10:13 am
I gotta tell you, this administration and current state of politics is better than anything the comedy channel could put out. From the 11 day achievement that garners a Nobel Peace Price to lap dogs like ohio and magnum on their knees with chin buckets and knee pads firmly in place, it’s a can’t miss comedy show.

But cluster and the rest would know all about getting on their knees, since they've been doing nothing but sucking Bush's dick for 8 years.

Add "Nobel Laureate" to Obama's Resume...

Just announced: President Obama is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Let the gnashing of teeth and wringing of hands - oh, and a river of Glenn Beck's tears, no doubt - commence over in Wingnuttia.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ypur? Is That Jewish?

Ridicule this movement at ypur own risk liberals. You have been warned.

MLB Playoffs

They Officially Start Tomorrow If you care about that sort of thing. I will let Jonathan handle the baseball threads if he so chooses. Anyway hope your team wins. Go Royals.

Edit From The Count
On second thought fuck the Royals and everything "Missouri"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A City So Cursed It Makes Buffalo Feel Better About Itself

The Count is NOT a baseball fan but he peaked in on the 19 inning 7 and half hour one game play off between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers off and on all night and the last time he saw the MInnesota Twins celebrating the fact they get to go get swept by the Yankees and was not surprised at all. The Detroit Tigers lead their division the entire year and because they are Detroit they folded down the stretch so now they had a one game playoff to have one brief moment of glory for a city that has had none to speak of since 2005. Surely Detroit could give their people one night to cheer their city one night to be proud...Of course not.

I actually feel sorry for Detroit. Oh by the way...Baseball sucks.

Monday, October 5, 2009

This Could Be Fun

Fox Fan 23 Loves Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck speaks the truth, maybe liberals can't hear
it because they have their heads up their butts!
Posted by: foxfan23 on Mon 10.5 4:46pm

My guess is he would like to have your head up Glenn Beck's butt.
This could be quite good I hope the mods leave it up.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Open Thread - Week 4 in the NFL

Feel free to discuss anything football.

Couple of good games today: Peyton & Joseph Addi dismantles the Seahawks D, 34-17; Eli beats KC 26-17, but injures his heel in the process; Pats upset Flacco and the Ravens 27-21.

Late Edit by Jonathan: I have been proudly watching Charger football going back to the era of Ryan Leaf and the 1-15 season. I've seen San Diego go from laughingstock to of of the most potential, and feared teams in the league within the course of a decade. I've watched some miraculous comebacks and truly great moments that made be proud to bleed blue and gold, but in all the years i've watched Charger football, I have never been this disgusted or ashamed of my beloved Bolts until tonight, which will be known to me as the Massacre at Heinz Field.

There was zero heart by the D-Line, the LB's, the secondary, the O-Line, and the running back (yes, I am sadly looking at you, Tomlinson). Even worse, had the defense bothered to show up in the second half, the Steelers would've experienced another choke-job in the 4th quarter and go 1-3. Rivers, the wide outs, the tight end, and the special teams did their part, but you can expect your QB to place the whole load on his shoulders, because he can only do so much.

And one more thing: A.J. Smith needs to be fucking fired by the end of the year. No excuses, no 'in his defense...' bullshit. If it wasn't for his inflated ego, Marty would still be the coach for San Diego, and we wouldn't be stuck with Turner (like and respect Norv, but he's not the man to take us where we need to be).

Edit From The Count:

How did this

Make This...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Capitalism A Love Story

Ok I saw it My shitty review.

* Minor Spoilers

Very good of course no surprise there it's not as humorous as Michael Moore's previous a matter of fact it's actually quite depressing as any movie that tells the truth of Americas current state should be.

The film begins with an effective clip showing an old documentary about the fall of Rome and it shows the similarities to what is happening in America. It than goes on to give an honest assessment of the Reagan presidency and finally shreds the myth that the 80's were such a great decade. That alone get's it high marks in my eyes.

There was also a scene where the White House is burning down around George W. Bush as he is giving a scare speech about what would happen to America if we don't bail out the banks. I thought the scene was actually symbolic to what happen to America under Bush's watch.

There are the usual personal stories and Moore's gotcha journalism and a few dozen more mentions of Flint.

The film is largely absent of the humor of other Moore efforts. This is IMHO in many ways Moore's most depressing movie. In fact much of it succeeds in pissing you off more than anything. It seems odd that this movie would make you feel more sick about the state of America than sicko would yet it does.

I am not a believer in socialism or any "ism" in it's purest form. The film seems to call for a more socialistic stance than even I would agree with. For instance I do not believe we are "entitled" to a good job. I do however agree that like every other "ism" when taken to an extreme Capitalism is an inherent evil just as all "isms" are because ultimately they are ran by people and people are inherently evil especially when they are in the pursuit of power.

It's a good movie and an extremely important one. It's best quality is the fact that's it's perfect reminder of what the last 30 years in America have truly been about.

You won't laugh until it'll get angry, feel sick, laugh a little than feel sick and angry again. Not Moore's best but maybe his most valuable. **** 1/2.

And a Quick question that has nothing to do with the movie for ET:

Saw where you are getting the Winter Olympics in your neck of the woods next winter are you planning on taking in any of the festivities?

More Beck

So Tonight I am at Books A Million and I see Glenn Beck smiling at me wearing nothing but a military uniform and a 40% off sticker...

Why is it the only time I see Blowhard Conservatives in a Military Uniform is when they are on the cover of a book?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Coming Tomorrow

May take advantage of Nebraska's bye week and go see this Saturday if I do I'll give my opinion. I know I can't see it Sunday cause we've got a birthday party and a the Nephews football game. Anyway IMHO Sicko is the best Michael Moore film with Roger and Me coming in a very close second and F 9-11 being a very close 3rd. I thought Bowling for Columbine was too drawn out and unfocused and was the worst of the films by a fairly wide margin.

Late edit by Jonathan:
also coming tomorrow:

Zombieland...think an American remake of Edgar Wright's classic, Shawn of the Dead.

And the the Coen Bros. 14th film, A Serious Man.

And You Wonder Why Conservative Trolls Are So Stupid.

Listen to their leaders. Watch as she takes her glasses off and strokes her hair for effect.

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