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Thursday, July 09, 2009
In America, we marry other species
Well, that certainly explains a lot ... Enjoy your dose of Fox and Friends crazy-talk.



Salon helpfully translates Brian Kilmeade's rant into human:
Kilmeade and two colleagues were discussing a study that, based on research done in Finland and Sweden, showed people who stay married are less likely to suffer from Alzheimer's. Kilmeade questioned the results, though, saying, "We are -- we keep marrying other species and other ethnics and other ..."

At this point, his co-host tried to -- in that jokey morning show way -- tell Kilmeade he needed to shut up, and quick, for his own sake. But he didn't get the message, adding, "See, the problem is the Swedes have pure genes. Because they marry other Swedes .... Finns marry other Finns, so they have a pure society."

Well, at least he didn't use the n-word...

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posted by JReid @ 12:07 AM  
Thursday, March 05, 2009
The GOP continues to implode
Conservative direct mail guru Richard Viguerie spells out the bottom line for the GOP and its many, many problems:
"The 'Rushification' of the GOP is the natural and inevitable result of the fact that those who are supposed to provide leadership -- Republican elected officials and party officers -- are doing little to bring the party back," said Viguerie, Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com. "Nature abhors a vacuum, and there is no vacuum in nature as empty as the leadership of the Republican Party today."
Ouch. And the air head currently standing at the mouth of the vacuum is none other than our good friend Michael Steele, who is quickly turning out to be almost as golden for Democrats as El Rushbo himself. Steele has quickly gone from the Great Brown Hope of the GOP (oh, sorry, that was Bobby Jindal...) the Great Black Hope of the GOP, to a national punch line (even Morning Joe got at him on Wednesday.) And Politico reports that besides providing endless hilarious sound bites for the ankle biters online, such as myself, and on late night TV, Steele isn't even getting his organization together. So much for the logic in making him RNC chair just because he's not white ...

Meanwhile, the elected leaders of the GOP can't stop themselves from racing to join Steele's genuflection in Rush Limbaugh's general direction (Brer Jindal included), afraid to step away from him but also afraid of the polls showing Obama sky high and El Rushbo rock bottom low, and seemingly oblivious to the trap they've fallen into. And Rush? He thinks the president of the United States has time to call in to his radio show and debate him.

It would be sad if it weren't so funny.

BTW, if you'd like to join Michael Steele and the rest of the GOP in saying sorry to El Rushbo -- and I mean for ANYTHING ... click here for a handy apology generator, courtesy of the DCCC.

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posted by JReid @ 2:50 AM  
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Michael Steele: idiocy unleased
Separated at birth: RNC Buffoon in Chief Michael Steele (left)

Fresh off his victories in defining the stimulus bill as "bling bling" and his declaration that "a job is not work," RNC chair Michael Steele has taken yet another step to cement his place as the most embarrassing figure in public life. His latest gambit? The GOP will get an "off the hook" muthaf--in hip-hop makeover. Okay, I added the "muthaf--n" part.
[H]e told The Washington Times:

"There was underlying concerns we had become too regionalized and the party needed to reach beyond our comfort" zones, he said, citing defeats in such states as Virginia and North Carolina. "We need messengers to really capture that region - young, Hispanic, black, a cross section ... We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-surburban hip-hop settings."
You know, to get the kids involved... Read the original Steele interview with the Washington Times here. Be warned: there are midgets involved...

Related: The Steele pages


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posted by JReid @ 4:26 PM  
Crazy lady alert: chimp mama says Travis loved the lobster
Um ... chimps aren't supposed to eat lobster, fillet mignon and Xanax, right...? Travis' "mom" begs to differ...



And while we're talking crazy, you simply have to watch through to the end of this report. The stand-up at the end will be well worth the wait. Trust me.



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posted by JReid @ 1:20 PM  
Monday, February 09, 2009
Michael Steele: Embarrasment to humanity
Separated at birth: RNC Buffoon in Chief Michael Steele (left)
and Digital Underground's Shock G as "Humpty Hump"


Michael Steele continues to humiliate himself, publicly. Fresh off his ridiculous appearance on "This Week" in which he contended that government and construction jobs aren't jobs, and allegations that he put his sister on the campaign payroll after her business went belly-up, now, he's using street slang to try and trash up the GOP image a bit. From Politico:

Just ran into new RNC Chairman Michael Steele who watched President Obama's town hall in Indiana and wasn't impressed.

The Obama-backed stimulus, he said, "is just a wish list from a lot of people who have been on the sidelines for years.. to get a little bling, bling."

(For the record -- we Nexis-ed "Ed Gillespie" and "bling" and found nothing)

You know how you felt the first time you saw your parents try to dance "cool" ...? Yeah. That's the feeling.

Previous:

Flashback:

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posted by JReid @ 6:44 PM  
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Sunday best: Michael Steele says work is not a job
On "This Week" today, the RNC's new, black face, confused the hell out of the rest of us, telling George Stephanopoulos that a job created by the government isn't really a job at all. It's "work," and work is most definitely NOT ... a job ... Confused? Read on:
STEELE: You've got to look at what's going to create sustainable jobs. What this administration is talking about is making work. It is creating work.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But that's a job.

STEELE: No, it's not a job. A job is something that -- that a business owner creates. It's going to be long term. What he's creating...

STEPHANOPOULOS: So a job doesn't count if it's a government job?

(CROSSTALK)

STEELE: Hold on. No, let me -- let me -- let me finish. That is a contract. It ends at a certain point, George. You know that. These road projects that we're talking about have an end point.

As a small-business owner, I'm looking to grow my business, expand my business. I want to reach further. I want to be international. I want to be national. It's a whole different perspective on how you create a job versus how you create work. And I'm -- either way, the bottom line is...

STEPHANOPOULOS: I guess I don't really understand that distinction.

STEELE: Well, the difference -- the distinction is this. If a government -- if you've got a government contract that is a fixed period of time, it goes away. The work may go away. That's -- there's no guarantee that that -- that there's going to be more work when you're done in that job.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Yes, but we've seen millions and millions of jobs going away in the private sector just in the last year.

STEELE: But they come -- yes, they -- and they come back, though, George. That's the point. When they go -- they've gone away before, and they come back.
Huh? Watch it and see if it makes more sense that way...



Now it appears what Steele was trying to say is that government-created infrastructure jobs, i.e., construction, road and bridge engineering and planning, etc., aren't "real jobs" because they're temporary, unlike the permanent, sustainable jobs created by the private sec...tor ... which just laid off 600,000 people last month... ohhhh.... hmmm.... problemo...

And just in case you think Steele just made that up on the fly, think again. He has said it before, and added that government has never ... EVER ... in the history of mankind... created a job. Seriously.

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posted by JReid @ 6:46 PM  
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
You've got to be kidding...
I have to admit, I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't heard it myself: the "drill here, drill now" ... country music theme song. A precious, precious clip:

CHORUS:
Drill here, drill now
How ‘bout some oil from our own soil that belongs to us anyhow
No more debatin’ we’re tired of waitin’ everybody shout out loud
Drill here, drill now

Every time a foreign tanker pulls up to our shore
They got us over a barrel while they bleed us a little more
And think how much it costs just to bring it all that way
And how many American jobs that’d make if we were drillin’ in the USA
Oh and God forbid if our oily friends should decide to cut us off
We’d be standin’ around with our britches down now listen to me ya’ll

REPEAT CHORUS

I swear I'm not making this up...

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posted by JReid @ 11:42 PM  
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Maps ... they're useful ... and stuff...
Miss Teen South Carolina really wants to be Miss Teen USA ... only problem is ... like ... she's like really, really stupid ... Watch and learn:



How the hell did she get Iraq and South Africa in there? Oh, I fear for our youth ....

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posted by JReid @ 9:36 AM  
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