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November 23, 2013

Did Michele Bachmann REALLY Say THIS?

Fuckity Von Fuckington, this shit is un-fucking-believable.
November 22, 2013

The Many Lessons of Nov 22. (And how Conservatives learned the wrong lesson.)


Long post, with graphics and links. Couldn't paste it here via my mobile device. Anyone who wants to is welcome to do so.
November 21, 2013

Maybe Tucker Carlson isn’t a necrophiliac…


"But he does support positions that would result in a lot of people dying through lack of access to health care. Mind, this writer has no degrees in psychology, and so can not diagnose the man. One does have to wonder why a non-necrophiliac would advance causes that would increase the number of dead people, though."

"It is almost inconceivable that Tucker Carlson finds his pulse quickening, his palms sweating, and his jockey shorts tightening when viewing news stories about the miseries suffered by the uninsured. But he does support positions that would result in a lot of people people being very miserable indeed through lack of access to health care. Mind, this writer has no degrees in psychology, and so can not diagnose the man. One does have to wonder why someone not so perverted would advance causes that would increase the number of miserable people, though.

This writer was at the gym yesterday, walking on treadmills and pedaling exercise bikes, and had the great good fortune to be stuck in front of a TeeVee that was tuned to Fox “News”, which was in full “F*** ObamaCare” mode. Tucker’s “solution” was to get rid of the ACA, and ditch the few pathetic bits of pre-ACA regulations and oversight as well."

More at the link.
November 20, 2013

For all of the stupid f***s who want to drug-test food stamp recipients:

" One of the Congresscritters who voted for that measure just got busted on a cocaine charge. Really:

WASHINGTON — In September, Rep. Trey Radel voted for Republican legislation that would allow states to make food stamp recipients pee in cups to prove they’re not on drugs. In October, police busted the Florida Republican on a charge of cocaine possession."

More at the link.

November 20, 2013

Oh boy, NOW the NSA has really, REALLY f***ed up.


"They cost rich people a load of cash with their illegal (and legal) spying activities. And rich people have the ultimate power in this plutocracy we call a democratic government. So, it’s safe to say that the boys and girls at Fort Meade have well and truly stepped in the s***:"

"Shred the Constitution, and nobody really objects. Hack the cell phones of our allies, and a few politicos might bluster a bit. But cost a big US corporation some serious coin, and s*** is gonna get real, and it’s gonna get that way really fast.

It’s a sad thing indeed, that we can’t count on truth, justice and the American way to reign in an abusive and out-of-control government entity. It’s even more depressing to have to rely on a load of Scrooges to restore some semblance of the rule of law in this regard. But hey, the enemy of our enemy is our friend."

More at the link.
November 19, 2013

The shittiest job in America


"Your humble correspondent has worked some truly s***y jobs in his time: car washing, day-labor, chemical-tank cleaning, and so on. Many of these jobs were unsafe, and none of them paid well. But not even those scumballs could rival Wal-Mart’s epic lack of concern for their employees. Here’s a story from one of those aforementioned s***y jobs:

We had a guy working as a dishwasher who made enough to get by (barely), but he collapsed one day at work. Turns out he hadn’t eaten in two days, because his family ate all the food in the house, and there was nothing left for him when he got home from work. Did HR set up a demoralizing “food drive” in the break room? No, they did not. They created a one-off payroll deduction that went to a lunch fund that only the employee could use, to eat at the workplace cafeteria, thus guaranteeing the poor guy three meals a day.

This employer was not a particularly benevolent organization – in fact, they pretty much sucked overall. But they at least understood that it was in their own best interest to have their employees at least f***ing fed on a regular basis. Wal-Mart doesn’t even have that level of awareness.

When you give Wal-Mart your money, you are telling them that you approve of and endorse the (literally) starvation wages they pay. And if you are OK with starving working people to death just so you can save a penny on a pair of Spanx, well, you’re pretty s***y yourself."

More at the link.
November 18, 2013

Right-wing loon busted for intimidation, while trying to take over the government.


"This strong argument for retroactive birth control finally pushed the wrong button. Neo-Nazi Craig Cobb and one of his minions got jailed for threatening non-Nazi residents with guns. This after trying to buy the town of Leith, ND so as to create a Nazi paradise (Weird Al, here is a song idea for you).

The locals have been trying to keep these scumbuckets from taking over the town that they lived in before these Hitler wannabees showed up, and have had some success by using laws and such. This enraged the right-Wingnuts, who took up arms against the civilized, legal government.

So the Right’s attempt to buy the government of one small town has failed. Yay. Of course, their purchases of various states, media outlets, judgeships and the House of “Representatives” have gone quite well…"
November 15, 2013

Here’s how to get the truth about ObamaCare:


Insurance companies have spent millions and millions of dollars trying to kill it, so you can’t trust anything they say on the topic. Same with “Republicans”. Ignore anything they say on the topic, it’s gonna be a load of crap.

When it comes to the “News” media, check where they get their “facts” and “questions”. Most of it comes from Insurers and Repubs, so ignore anything that comes from those sources, it’s gonna be a load of recycled crap.

No, the way to find out the truth is by looking at your current policy (if any), seeing if ObamaCare changes anything for you, and then finding out what those changes are, and how they affect you and yours. There ain’t any simple way to do it.

And if anybody tells you otherwise, ignore them, because they’re feeding you a load of truly malodorous crap.

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