Friday, December 30, 2011

Have your people call my people

"Dancing Queen" by ABBA is the ring tone on Newt's phone. But you suspected that.

A new study shows that the percent of photos taken with a smartphone grew from 17 to 27 percent this year, while those taken on a real camera dropped from 52 percent to 44 percent.

Speaking of phones, if pollsters use only land lines, they are talking mainly to older people. The kiddos are G4 and mobie. That impacts the poll results.

Texas Rick Perry kick-ass: His boots — “Freedom” and “Liberty” — might as well be named “Oops” and “Dang.”… Texas was still recovering, in some quarters, from George W. Bush’s presidency — the idea that a pair of Tony Lamas and a twang were the first two signs of the apocalypse. From Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune.

Now comes the claim that disgraced former NY Congressman Anthony Weiner, who used his cell phone to send steamy self photos, wanted a threesome: one woman, two men. According to an alleged mistress. Butterfield 8 seems so innocent nowadays.

No man has ever been bought who was not for sale.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

GOP campaign gurgles

There are only two candidates with a chance to win the nomination: Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The rest are sincere, nice people who “can’t light the candle.” Kevin Dowd, known Republican.

Ouch. As of this moment, Intrade says Newt Gingrich is as likely to get the Republican nomination as Ron Paul. Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo.

“I only exist because the country is in trouble,” Newt Gingrich.

“What’s legal is bigger in my view than what’s illegal.” Disgraced super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

“Remember William Jennings Bryan, or Teddy Roosevelt and his Bull Moose insurgency; recall George Wallace, John Anderson and Ross Perot. Like bees, third parties die after they sting.” Josef Joffe review of That Used to be Us in the American Interest.

“You don’t know me, son. So let me explain this to you once: if I ever kill you, you will be awake. You’ll be facing me. And you’ll be armed.” Captain Mal on Firefly. Thus saving free speech on Wisconsin campus.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oxymoron: GOP winners

“In the standard analysis of the race, which the embattled GOP Establishment is eager to believe, the rapid ascent and implosion of each wacky presidential contender is seen mainly as a passing judgment on Mitt Romney, the android who just can’t close the deal and improve his unyielding 25 percent average in polls of the Republican electorate. The Old Guard professes to have no worries.” Frank Rich, NY Magazine.

“Plenty of Newt-bashing. Plenty of Ron Paul expose’s. I keep looking for articles that focus on Romney’s past, his stupid comments, and such… I keep coming up empty. I guess Romney must be perfect?” Blogger.

"Lenscrafters is upset with Tea Partier Michele Bachmann because she called Planned Parenthood 'the Lenscrafters of abortion.' Lenscrafters released a statement today calling her 'the Costco of crazy.'" Conan O'Brien.

“I think he (Ron Paul) is a senile old coot, the senior version of a young irascible pre-senile coot, and like a broken clock right twice a day, and one of those two times, is like the rooster taking credit for the sun rising.” Blogger.

“Propaganda ain't just a river in Egypt.” Blogger.

“Never underestimate the motivational power of a good chip on the shoulder.” Dan Hanzus writing about how the Atlanta Falcons “won’t forget” Drew Brees airing it out to break Dan Marino’s passing record.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Is this the A Team for GOP?

Commenting about the view that Republicans don’t have their best team on the field: “It is kind of disturbing that out of, what, 48 senators and 28 governors, Rick Perry is the one who wants to come out and play with the big boys?” Blogger.

Earth to Newt- you want to check what the rules are for getting on the ballot, and follow them. You can't necessarily assume everyone will look the other way because of how awesome you are. In fact, some people might rigorously apply the rules just to keep you off the ballot! Blogger.

It is the 9th inning last game of the playoffs and the republicans are losing. On deck is Sarah. Can she deliver? The agony of defeat...but…she can see the right field bleachers from her house. Blogger.

“The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.” Ernest Hemingway.

Actor Daniel Craig: “Politicians are sh*t heads.” Direct quote. He is so redundant.

The difference between an actor and a politician is an actor engages you in a fantasy to entertain you, while a politician does so to get your vote. Blogger.

I don’t watch football anymore, I gave that up. I got tired of the interviews after the games, because the winning players always give credit to God, and the losers blame themselves. You know, just once I’d like to hear a player say, ‘Yeah, we were in the game, until Jesus made me fumble. He hates our team.’ Comedian Jeff Stilson.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Eggnog, religion and con men

Let’s don’t do politics today. Why spoil the lingering holiday mood?

Eggnog. Had yours this season? If not, better hurry. They stop selling it by mid-January. The wonder is that they sell it at all. Sissy drink, for sure.

Uh-oh. For the first time in e-history, this year we spent more time with mobile applications than with laptops at our desks. Thus changing BS in bars – forever. Look it up.

Religious? Gallup is the answer to your prayers. Their new poll measured religion in America and found 78 percent identify with some sort of Christianity, 2 percent are Jewish and 1 percent Muslim. Only 15 percent of us are atheists. With overwhelming numbers like that, was there really a War on Christmas?

Since 1972, we’ve been getting one second off every now and then. And next month in Paris, some bureaucrats hope to tinker with the ensuing leap second. You will need to figure out how to force your clock to accept one more second in a minute. Ron Paul is going to be so pissed.

A black activist friend says Herman Cain is the greatest con man of all time. “He conned the Republicans out of nine million dollars. Some day, there will be songs written about him.” FYI: the way he wore his hat with both front and back brims down is the trademark of a con man. The style is called ace/deuce.

Damn. Well, at least I tried to keep politics out of it today.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Political nuggets, fool's gold

David Martin, National Security Correspondent: "If Iran doesn't blink, Israel will strike. ... Go after its nuclear facilities, if Iran doesn't blink. ... [The U.S. will] have no choice but to support Israel. And depending on what the evidence is at that time they might even want to take part in that raid -- it depends on what kind of intelligence they have."

Chris Matthews, just after having Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on his TV show, “You ask the guy what time it is and he gives you five reasons why he hates Obama.”

His then-wife raged at Newt for his sanctimony in giving high-minded speeches about family values—how could he stand up and say such things and do what he was doing? His retort, she said: “People need to hear what I have to say … It doesn’t matter what I live.”

"On behalf of all gays and lesbians living in Minnesota, I would like to wholeheartedly apologize for our community's successful efforts to threaten your traditional marriage," reads the letter from John Medeiros. "We apologize that our selfish requests to marry those we love has cheapened and degraded traditional marriage so much that we caused you to stray from your own holy union for something more cheap and tawdry." – sent to GOP Sen. Amy Koch who resigned after admitting having an affair with one of her staffers.

Tweeting = stupid. That is all.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nothing on Sarah Palin or Ron Paul, but tempted

Newt Gingrich on attack ads: “I think these guys (his opponents) hire consultants who just sit around, get drunk and write really stupid ads,” Gingrich thundered. “I am so fed up with this stuff.”

Money is free speech. So hath the Supreme Court ruled. And that sets up the next question: how about bullets? That pesky second amendment speaks to arms. What about ammo? If bullets are free speech, how about light bulbs? OMG. See where this is going.

File under We’ve Been Waiting: Rick Santorum is moving up in the Iowa polls. “I’m sort of the guy at the dance, when the girls walk in they sort of walk by, and they take a few turns at the dance hall with the guys that are a little better looking, a little flashier, a little more bling,” he told about 300 Nationwide Insurance employees in Des Moines this past week. “But at the end of the evening, old steady Eddie’s there. He’s the guy you want to bring home to mom and dad.” Uh huh.

Jimmy Fallon: “Here’s an election update. In a new interview, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie said he advised Mitt Romney to be edgier and bolder. Or, as Romney put it, ‘Good-bye black socks, hello blue socks!’”

Shopping mall Santa on what kids want: “iPhones, iPads, iAnything.? Grandparents take note.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Where political gas comes from

It has been more than 30 years (nearly 40) since I was actively involved in politics. But it’s like catnip. Too much is not enough. Every day, I read half a dozen political sites before the sun comes up. Including the comments. Got to.

Here are some that caught my attention this morning (yes, I am biased):

Ring. Ring. Robo call. Draft Hillary Clinton for President. Click. Bzzzzzz.

Responding to the threat that Sarah Palin was so worried about the GOP field of candidates that she is considering running for president, one blogger wrote: “well, they are one clown short of a circus...”

Responding to news the Denver Broncos where Tim Tebow plays would probably not participate in making a video for It Gets Better, a blogger wrote: “The Real Jesus is pretty annoyed with the American Jesus.”

A conservative blogger wrote: “Newt Gingrich is the Ebola virus of the GOP. The Establishment understands that and has just slaughtered him. They have beat him like they were bashing new born baby seals with baseball bats on a snowy, icy Alaska beach.”

John Kelso, Austin American Statesman humor columnist, has the best 2-sentence biography of His Hairness:

On his earning a “D” in a course at A&M called “Meat”.

“Class, this is a pork chop.”

“Mr. Perry, am I going too fast for you?”

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Read the comments

America is pissed.

The online political articles are only half the fun. The professional writers seem muted when read side-by-side with the comments from the unwashed. I love reading the comments.

Herewith is more heat:

Slowly, Mitt is becoming the best looking candidate at the bar and it’s getting near closing time.

This election would make a lot more sense if I was drinking heavy again.

Romney, always the bridesmaid. Never the bride.

Gingrich, always the groom. Over and over and over.

Ron Paul thus becomes the sixth candidate to have led an Iowa caucus poll at some point this cycle, joining Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain.

The evangelical vote represents the absolute worst that America has to offer: small-minded, racist, homophobic, ignorant and insecure. They've shot themselves in the foot with their own intolerance. Nobody electable is purely evil enough for them. And nobody evil enough for them is electable.

At some point the evangelical vote may be as important to a US election as the al qaeda vote.

Jenifer Bowen, the executive director of Iowa Right to Life, spent a recent evening listening to four Republican presidential candidates deliver faith-infused pitches to about 1,000 evangelicals representing one of this election’s most critical and conflicted voting blocs. She carried a basket of fetus dolls.

Bumper sticker: Be nice to Mussolini or you may wind up with Hitler.

Monday, December 19, 2011

What’s a Tea Party to do?

Gingrich is imploding, Perry, Bachmann already have. Cain is randy, Huntsman, a dandy. And Santorum is a slug. Ron Paul is climbing.

As Huff Post says: “Things have not gone as planned.”

As the Tea Party tries to swerve from the weak presidential field to focus on the senate, the skids marks are visible from outer space.

How did we get in such a mess? Read more in Huff Post. Click here.

And, for your entertainment, here are comments from other readers just like you:

"What I've heard from a lot of tea party people is that they wish they could interchange the parts, like a Mister Potato Head, take parts they like from the candidates, and put them together into a new candidate,," said Jenny Beth Martin, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots. "But we obviously can't do that so we're working with what we have." Yes folks, Mr. potato(e) Head is the Ultimate Conservative!

They pick and choose from the Bible, the U. S. Constitution, the laws of the nation and their states, so sure they want to pick and choose various parts of each human as well.

The Tea party is a project germinated, engineered, paid for and executed by the Republican Party; a political Golum dragging an already disastrously right-leaning country further into goose-stepping jodhpurs territory.

The tea party is holding our country hostage, demonstrating staggering ignorance when it comes to running a government. They've become this country's worst nightmare.

The TP needs to take responsibility for the quality of Repub candidates. The TP has taken their party so far right that no one could win their primaries without kow-towing to the far right... or in Mitt's case... flip flopping so much it makes my head hurt! That makes them very unelectable to the rest of the country I hope ... or at least to me .. ever...

People are finally seeing them for what they really are. Even the Tea Baggers can't pull them out of this mire that they've created for themselves . But , they'll try to blame the media for unveiling them .

I would be ashamed to admit I was a GOPTP'er because of race, but that seems to be the life's blood of the TP. It also puts The John Birch Society and the Koch Bros as central to TP organization.

These people got what they deserved. Now they are comparing horse manure to pig manure and saying they don't like the smell?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

GOP Sunday -- no rest for the wicked

Rick Perry said that he might come in as low as fourth place in the Iowa caucuses next month, but said that won’t stop him from competing in other states. The new campaign consultants are earning their money. He can now count to four.

You just have to love a guy who will name his boots. Rick Perry named his Freedom and Liberty. That inspired the Cabin Coffee Company in Clear Lake to develop the “Freedom & Liberty Blend,” made of 100 percent Arabica Beans and described as being “Rich & smooth, medium bodied, sparkling acidity, with Smokey undertones.” -- ABC blog.

About Newt Gingrich plan to get rid of activist judges, courts: “Overall, he’s racing towards a cliff,” said Bert Brandenburg, executive director of the nonpartisan Justice at Stake campaign, which advocates for an independent judiciary. “It may be expedient to appeal to specific voters in primaries or caucuses, but it’s a constitutional disaster. Americans want courts that can uphold their rights and not be accountable to politicians.”

An ex-staffer of Gingrich has this to say about Newt: "We have a filing cabinet full of Newt's idea. Inside is a slim folder of ideas that are actually any good."

"The Manchester Union Leader, which is a reliably conservative newspaper, endorsed me," Gingrich told Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation." "The Des Moines Register, which is a solidly liberal newspaper did not endorse me." He said those endorsements indicate who the "real conservative" in the race is.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

No place to oui oui?

That hovel with "facilities down the hall" that Mitt Romney describes living in while a missionary in France is currently valued around $12 million. It has been described as a palace for Mormons.

'Romney is playing not to lose and Newt thinks he has nothing to lose,' says Phil Singer.

Listen to the Newt Gingrich of 1985: "That was the old me — abrasive and confrontational. You'll see a change now." Hat tip to Atlantic.

Christopher Hitchens on Rick Perry and religion: “I happened to spend several weeks in Texas earlier this year, while the Lone Star State lay under the pitiless glare of an unremitting drought. After a protracted arid interval, the state's immodest governor, Rick Perry, announced that he was using the authority vested in him to call for prayers for rain. These incantations and beseechments, carrying the imprimatur of government, were duly offered to the heavens. The heavens responded by remaining, along with the parched lands below, obstinately dry.”

Sarah Palin accuses members of congress of lining their own pockets. That’s from a woman who made at least $37 million after serving half a term as governor. Irony, governor, Google it.

Friday, December 16, 2011

GOP win, place, show

"This is the fifth consecutive monthly poll with a new leader. It was Bachmann in August, then Perry, Cain, and Gingrich. Amidst all the volatility, Romney's numbers have held steady each month, and Ron Paul has been in double digits each month." pollster Scott Rasmussen.

“I think there’s a reasonable argument to be made that this election is going to be different,” Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Polling Institute.

“We may have to call off the Rick Santorum Surge Watch.” David Weigel in Slate.

“If you like Glenn Beck, you probably hate women. Sounds outlandish, I know, but if you apply Mr. Beck’s own twisted logic, it follows. Glenn Beck recently accused millions of Tea Partyers of racism. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also accused Tea Partyers of racism. Ergo, if you like him but not her, you hate women.” Dr. Milton Wolf in the Washington Times.

"Earlier today on the campaign trail, Ron Paul said he does not like his milk homogenized. After this, Rick Perry said, 'I am also not a fan of gay milk.'" Conan O’Brien.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

So sayeth the GOP

“The first thing a fielder does when he drops a routine pop fly ball is look at his glove,” – a blogger on Rick Perry blaming back surgery for his disastrous debate performances – a blogger writes.

An article on Newt Gingrich's official website is headlined "A Tale of Three Wives: Life on the Campaign Trail." The religious network CBN News wrote the article. It's a short, feel-good piece about Gingrich's wife, Callista, and the wives of Perry and Jon Huntsman. It might, however, remind viewers that Callista is Gingrich's third wife. It might?

“Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas -- sorry, I meant, for the Holidays -- is for Newt Gingrich to win the GOP nomination so the Dems can replay these quotes again and again and again. Oh, and a new bike. Thanks.” A blogger writes.

“It’s ridiculous to think that the Earth is 6,000 years old and that dinosaurs walked around at the same time as people did. It’s ridiculous. And if the Bible says so, the Bible is wrong.” Bernie Goldberg on Fox.

“Iowa Republicans don’t pick presidents. They pick Huckabees.” Rachael Maddow on MSNBC.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

God plays favorites

"If (Tim) Tebow wins the Super Bowl, against all odds, it will buoy his faithful, and emboldened faithful can do insane things, like burning mosques, bashing gays and indiscriminately banishing immigrants. Already there is a 'Jews for Tebow' Facebook page." Rabbi Joshua Hammerman writing in The Jewish Week.

Evangelicals are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's useful idiots. A Blogger.

“There is a national pastor who is very much on the anti-Mitt Romney bandwagon,” Craig Bergman said. “A lot of the evangelicals believe God would give us four more years of Obama just for the opportunity to expose the cult of Mormon…There’s a thousand pastors ready to do that.”

Judd Saul, a Tea Party member and GOP activist from Black Hawk County offered the strongest criticism of Gingrich. “I’m just going by my gut. I shook the guy’s hand, looked him in the eye and he has no soul,” Saul said. “I don’t see a conviction. I don’t see a leader. I feel like I’m talking to a robot. I’ve talked to all the other candidates and none of them gave me the vibe that Gingrich did. He is not a guy you want to go have a beer with.”

Gingrich desperately wants to be thought of as an intellectual. Clearly he is a very smart and eloquent who synthesizes bits and pieces from the volumes of books he has read and then throws out the ideas that he thinks will provoke and focus the attention upon himself. Big difference between a narcissist and an intellectual! A blogger writes.

Know why Christine O’Donnell endorsed Mitt Romney? Because he flip-flops. “That’s one of the things that I like about him — because he’s been consistent since he changed his mind,” she said.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

He said, she said

People keep saying Gingrich is the smart one. That's like saying Moe was the smart stooge. He's only "smart" by comparison -- a blogger comment.

Pizza CEO Herman Cain's problem was simple: too many toppings – a blogger comment.

About Rick Perry "The worst thing to be in American politics is a joke," – says Stephen Farnsworth, an associate professor of communications at George Mason University,

Newt Gingrich, in fact, is the MacGyver of attack politics, perhaps the most effective and resourceful attacking politician of the modern era -- John Dickerson in Slate.

Sarah Palin writing in USA Today, criticized members of congress for lining their own pockets. “Irony.” Google it.

“The Iraqis will greet us a liberators,” and “It will be a matter of months or even weeks, not years,” – Dick Cheney.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Return of the geezer-hunk

Three times a day, our dog takes me outside for obvious reasons. In addition to training me about hygiene, she is working on my vocabulary.

One day, I get this idea to start jogging. I don’t know why. I never jogged as a young man. Preferred the bicycle. What the hell. I’ve got new batteries in the pacemaker, let’s give it a go. This will surely jazz up my medical charts.

My first attempts were pathetic. Not even ten yards. Poof. Honey, can you come get me. My legs were stiff. I couldn’t even skip-jump a curb. The results of allowing myself to whine on the couch five years following too many surgeries. Bad idea.

Gradually, my stamina is returning. I can now run fifty yards. Three times a day. Watch for me in your neighborhood. The old guy holding the plastic bag as far from his body as he can. Accompanied by a mini Dachshund with a big grin. Got the image?

What the hell, it amuses the dog -- and the neighbors -- and keeps my heart pumping.

Perhaps I should correct my over-statement. Perhaps “jog” is too strong a word to describe this new action. It’s more like a lope. You know, like the handlers in the Westminister Dog Show.

The Mystery Woman thinks we’re going to win Best in Show.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Are GOP candidates the best and brightest?

The Saturday GOP debates drove me to early whiskey on Sunday.

Had a hangover anyway. Not from whiskey. Rather, from the knowledge that Newt Gingrich was the smartest guy on the stage. And the most glib. Biggest liar, too. If this is the best the Republicans can do …

Mitt Romney has some smarts, but no spine.

And poor Rick Perry. A blogger summed him up this way: “I've come to realize that watching him is a lot like puppy training my dog. You can see on his face that he wants to make you happy so badly but he just doesn't know what to do.”

The rest are merely ciphers.

Comedian Andy Borowitz said it best: “Other countries care for their mentally ill. Making them debate on TV is just cruel.”

Damn. I just realized the liquor stores are closed on Sunday in Texas.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Newt Gingrich pile on gaining mass

“Most people just want somebody who can articulate their hatreds, and Gingrich is demagogically happy to play the role.” David Brooks, NY Times.

“That's the problem with Newt Gingrich: It's all true.” Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal.

The most important thing to remember about Newt Gingrich is that his colleagues in the House of Representatives effectively fired him as their leader even before the impeachment crisis, shifting power instead into the more competent hands of Tom DeLay. David Frum in the Frum Forum. Tom DeLay? Really?

David Frum also says that if Newt Gingrich wins the GOP presidential nomination “the mood of that convention will be full unconcealed panic.

We all know the leading GOP candidate -- None of the Above.

Friday, December 9, 2011

GOP people say the darndest things

Herman Cain is coming back as a GOP debate analyst on – wait for it – Fox News.

“Is Newt nuts? We can’t know whether Gingrich may have inherited his mother’s manic depression. Nevertheless, one observes in the former House Speaker certain symptoms—bouts of grandiosity, megalomania, irritability, racing thoughts, spending sprees—that go beyond the ordinary politician’s normal narcissism.” Jacob Weisberg writing in Slate.

“Newt Gingrich is the Jimmy Swaggart of American politics, a confidence man so transparent as to test the faith even of True Believers… Metaphorically speaking, Gingrich’s candidacy is the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, with Fox News throwing the baby shower.” Gene Lyons writing in Salon.

“By definition anybody I talk about is smaller than I am so when I talk about 'em I elevate 'em and call attention to what really is not noticed by a whole lot of people. So there's a lot of stuff I can't, either by virtue of my professional policy and by virtue of common sense, there's a lot of stuff that I don't talk about because it doesn't deserve to be any more widely spread than it already is on its own. Do you understand what I'm saying, Snerdley? It's a very limiting thing..” Rush Limbaugh.

“But don't go writing the president's political obituary just yet: He may wind up being resurrected by the GOP itself. The Republican Party – dominated by hardliners still cocky after the electoral sweep of 2010 – has backed its entire slate of candidates into far-right corners on everything from the environment and immigration to taxation and economic austerity.” Tim Dickinson writing in Rolling Stone.

Five of the last seven U.S. presidents were left-handed.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sarah Palin hearts Donald Trump

Sarah Palin likes the notion of Donald Trump hosting a GOP debate. She said if she was running for president, she would absolutely be there. Sarah Who?

Blogger comment on GOP tax cuts: “Now if the short attention span Americans can just remember this next Novem --look squirrel !!”

“You gotta be sick and damn tired of people who want to cut Pell Grants, childhood basic education, Head Start, and programs that really break the cycle of poverty, and then turn around and say they want to put kids to work on the factory floor.” Goldie Taylor, editor of discussing the GOP campaigns.

If God told Herman Cain to run, why did he also tell Anita Perry her husband should run (she saw the burning bush) and Michele Bachmann and all of the others who have been tapped on the shoulder? Is this some sort of cruel game God is playing?” Sally Quinn writing in the Washington Post.

“The Vatican’s Central Post Office seemed a somnolent place, although it delivers more letters per capita than anywhere on earth. The Vatican gas station had no prices on the pumps. The Vatican Pharmacy, run by the Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God, offers a dazzling display of high-end perfumes and beauty-care products under a smiling portrait of the pope, as well as prescription medicines that are approved much faster than in the rest of Italy, I was told—although one will look in vain for contraceptives.” Tony Perrottet writing in Slate. Note: the child porn is behind the counter?

"My mom is gay and she doesn't need fixing." Eight year old boy whispers to Michele Bachmann.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

GOP clowns excite the base

Blogger comment on Herman Cain: “He said "I'm at peace with my God and at peace with my wife." But is he at peace with his pepperoni?”

Dan Quayle is supporting Mitt Romney for president. He didn’t say which one.

Blogger comment about the battle brewing between Donald Trump and Karl Rove: “The fight for the soul of the Republican Party? LMAO. Talk about an oxymoron. It's right up there with the whore with a heart of gold.”

“Why would a movement birthed by William F. Buckley allow itself to be hijacked by the likes of Donald Trump?” asked GOP consultant John Weaver

Gary Kamiya writing in Salon: “It’s all about impulse control. Like a wailing baby, the GOP base has none.”

Blogger comment on libertarians: “Fire and the wheel are socialist.”

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ginger White said what?

Ginger White on sex with Herman Cain: “One time we were having sex, and I was looking up at the ceiling, thinking about, ‘What am I going to buy at the grocery store tomorrow?’”

Jimmy Fallon on Herman Cain: "Everybody is talking about the presidential election, and this is big. Two days after stepping down, there are rumors that Herman Cain is endorsing his former rival, Newt Gingrich. Not to be President, to be his new wingman."

Gary Kamiya writing in Salon: “Pretending that Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann are qualified to be president is like calling Meat Loaf ‘Mr. Loaf.’”

Blogger reacts to Fox host claim Muppets are brainwashing our children: “I can only hope that Muppets have the power to brainwash kids. My 2 year old twins ask to watch Elmo's Potty Time every night during their supper. Please, please Elmo, brainwash away.”

Richard Hofstadter on conservatives: “Uncommonly angry minds” have overwhelmingly been found on the social, cultural and political right.” He wrote that fifty years ago.

Newt does the work of three men;

Moe, Larry and Curly

Monday, December 5, 2011

GOP deserves what it gets

From Paul Krugman in the NYTimes about dumb-ass Republican candidates: “So what kind of politician can meet these basic G.O.P. requirements? There are only two ways to make the cut: to be totally cynical or to be totally clueless.”

From Cong. Tom Cole on Newt Gingrich: “But now it’s like Napoleon showing up for the 100 days. We all may follow him into battle again — and you just hope it’s not Waterloo.”

From a blog comment: “If (Rick) Perry plans to go on television to parody himself every time he says something stupid, he may want to consider buying a 24 hour cable channel. It would be cost efficient.”

From a blog comment on Mitt Romney: “Do we really need another paranoid, anti-press Nixonian type president in the white house? I don't think so.”

From Jerry McGlothlin about Michelle Bachmann in WorldNetDaily: “There is a biblical precedent set for God sending a woman to do a man's job when a man isn't willing to boldly step up to the plate to get the job done.” He cites Deborah.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Quotes -- with a bias

Blogger comment on Newt: “He actually has some interesting ideas- the problem is, he is constantly coming up with ideas, 90% of which are batshit crazy and 10% have some merit. And he really, really can't tell the difference...”

GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says many people who had supported Herman Cain in the race are getting behind her candidacy. At press time, it was unknown if that includes all twelve of them.

Ron Paul on Donald Trump: “I don’t quite understand the marching to his office. I didn’t realize he had the ability to lay on hands and anoint people.” Paul demurred on attending the proposed Trump-hosted debates.

Sarah Palin on the GOP race thus far. “I don’t think it has come down solidly between Newt and Romney. No, not yet because there is still a lot of fluid dynamic going on in this race.” She went on to make nice about Rick Santorum. What is fluid dynamic? Sounds like the transmission on a ’57 Buick.

Herman Cain: “Plan B.”

Friday, December 2, 2011

GOP non-stop carnival

“Do you vote for a Mormon who's had one wife, a Catholic who's had three wives, or an Evangelical who may have had an entire harem?”

Robert Jeffress, pastor First Baptist Church, Dallas.

Donald Trump will host a debate among GOP presidential candidates.

The women in the "Women for Cain” website photo are stock images from a German photographer. Nein, nein, nein.

Donald Trump will host a debate among GOP presidential candidates.

Vanity Fair published a six-page piece on Rick Perry and made noise about the possibility back pain and meds have contributed to his stupid campaign. Exit strategy?

Donald Trump will host a debate among GOP presidential candidates.

FOR SALE: 1982 VW Westfalia diesel. It does have noisy injectors that will need be rebuilt and there is an oil leak appears to be around the oil filler tube.

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