Saturday, February 02, 2008

A Round for the House


It's been a very busy week for loudmouths and idiots. So many in fact, that I think I should just order pitchers of STFU to keep my tab down. Bottoms up:

N.O.W.
The N.Y. state chapter of NOW threw an absolute fit over Ted Kennedy's endorsement of Obama, calling it "the ultimate betrayal to women." And that's just for starters. Go here for the complete and completely unhinged rant.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
The editors of The The New Hampshire Union-Leader are all bent out of shape about Hillary's play for the Florida delegates—first campaigning for them, and then trying to seat them. Everything they say is true and correct, but guess what? I don't want to hear you bitching about the primaries, New Hampshire, you're the fucking problem. Hopefully your days of importance are over, and this bullshit primary setup is trashed. Then you can go back to doing what you do the other 1,460 days between elections—being the poor man's Vermont.

HILLARY
Just because those Green White Mountain yokels are shutting the fuck up, doesn't mean I'm letting you off. All of this "Changing the rules once the game's underway and you have a lead" crap has got to stop. You are rapidly becoming that which you seek to replace

ARLEN SPECTER
I actually thought this was a joke when I saw it. Snarlin' Arlen wants NFL Commissioner Goodell to come before Congress and explain why the League destroyed the Patriots "spygate" tapes. Specter went as far as declaring this action "analogous to the CIA destruction of tapes." Yeah. It's just like that. The Patriots violated the countless laws and international treaties when they sent a guy out to walk around with a camcorder at the Meadowlands. Luckily for Goodell and Belichick, ole Arlen never follows through on his threats...

PAUL KRUGMAN
Look. I love the Professor as much as the next guy, but for some reason he's got a stick up his ass about Obama. Monday's "Lessons of 1992" installment was the most convoluted anti-Obama rationale yet: See, Bill Clinton already tried this message of hope, post-partisan approach, and it didn't work. So Obama's got nothing to offer. Better go with...the Clintons? Take a vacation until the general election, okay Paul?

UPDATE: NANCY PELOSI
[c/o Toast] Madame Speaker is sounding off about President Bush's latest signing statement:
"I reject the notion in his signing statement that he can pick and choose which provisions of this law to execute," said Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California. "His job, under the Constitution, is to faithfully execute the law - every part of it - and I expect him to do just that."

No, granted, this specific statement is among the most blatently unconstitutional assertions of CIC power yet, but I still don't want to hear it Nancy. Bush has been doing this all along, and you have been letting him. In seven years he has chosen to exempt himself from more laws than all previous Presidents combined. All of them. As in two hundred years worth. So don't get all feisty about it now, you have no intention of doing anything about it, so do as the mug says.

8 comments:

Toast said...

Then you can go back to doing what you do the other 1,460 days between elections—being the poor man's Vermont.

Ouch! That's harsh, dude. New Hampshire's a nice little state. Even has ocean-front property.

Just because those Green Mountain yokels are shutting the fuck up

White Mountains.

You are rapidly becoming that which you seek to replace

Ha ha! Yeah, she's exactly like Bush because she's trying to get Florida's delegates seated. Don't be a tool.

Yeah. It's just like that.

OK, in terms of the effect on humanity, Belicheat's offenses aren't in the same league, but it is analogous. Why did the league destroy the tapes? What was the purpose of that? What are they covering up?

Look. I love the Professor as much as the next guy, but for some reason he's got a stick up his ass about Obama.

First off, no, I doubt you love him as much as the next guy. He's on a tear criticizing the moronic "post-partisan" happy talk your preferred candidate is spouting, and you're all pissy about it. Well too fuckin' bad, hombre. I'll listen to Krugman on these matters every day of the week and twice on Monday. He's right and you're not.

Toast said...

Oh, and by the way, I read that Krugman article on Monday, and it was damned good. The money quote is this:

"Any Democrat who makes it to the White House can expect the same treatment: an unending procession of wild charges and fake scandals, dutifully given credence by major media organizations that somehow can’t bring themselves to declare the accusations unequivocally false (at least not on Page 1)."

That is the irrefutable goddamned truth, and there's absolutely nothing "convoluted" about how he arrived at it. You Obamaphiles are in for a seriously rude awakening if you think otherwise.

Mrs. Furious said...

"Then you can go back to doing what you do the other 1,460 days between elections—being the poor man's Vermont."
good one

Smitty said...

So, the fact that any Democrat who makes it to the Presidency can expect general abuse and manufactured lies is somehow an indictment against Obama supporters or his ability to be a President?

And that the Clintons tried Obama's messaging, it failed, and so we should try it again is justificatin for backing the Clintons?

I dunno, toast. I don't see the point behind your last comment...

Mr Furious said...

Ha ha! Yeah, she's exactly like Bush because she's trying to get Florida's delegates seated. Don't be a tool.

We're only five primaries in, and the Clinton camp has already tried disenfranchising Nevada voters, scammed the ballot in MI, and now this crap with Florida. No, of course they're not Bush, but it's still crap.

Mr Furious said...

Toast, I'm not referring to your money quote. That IS true. I'm questioning his swipe at Obama as the "hope candidate."

Mr Furious said...

Even has ocean-front property.

About eight miles worth. I actually have no real beef wth NH. My sister went to UNH...

I'm just being an asshole.

Mr Furious said...

OK, in terms of the effect on humanity, Belicheat's offenses aren't in the same league, but it is analogous.

My point is the fact that Specter is fucking wasting time on this crap more than anything.