Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Feed Readers Share the Darndest Things

Greg Patterson of Arizona's Own Espresso Pundit fancies himself as some kind of leader of a 'reformation' of American Journalism. Never mind he seems incapable of living up to his own standards, holier-than-thou types rarely do; but when one catches him in a faut-pas it becomes that much more enjoyable.

Take this example:



See? That's a picture of openly gay State Sen. Ken Cheuvront just beneath the word "blows." Hilarious!!! Did I just hear the bell for seventh grade chemistry? And what's even more fun, someone else posted the vid with the caption, but Greg is the one who thinks it is funny.

Here's the another thing, you won't find this post on Greg's blog. What you are seeing is a screen capture from my RSS feed reader. It was posted at some point, my Google Reader picked it up and I read it. But when I went to Patterson's blog, no fag joke! If Greg had published "old school" on dead trees and stuff, he would need to subsequently retract his juvenile joke. It's as if he didn't have the "guts" to run the picture, but then he did and then he didn't.

Instead he got busted by someone else. FML, eh Greg?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Music for the Masses

h/t Donna at DemocraticDiva.com

Last year's CPAC featured lots of patriotic conservatives making stage entrances to alleged pedophile R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."

Today the McCain Campaign is teasing the crowd with "A Well Respected Man" from the Kinks just prior to a joint appearance with a leather-clad Sarah Palin.

Cause he gets up in the morning,

And he goes to work at nine,

And he comes back home at five-thirty,

Gets the same train every time.

cause his world is built round punctuality,

It never fails.


And hes oh, so good,

And hes oh, so fine,

And hes oh, so healthy,

In his body and his mind.

Hes a well respected man about town,

Doing the best things so conservatively.


And his mother goes to meetings,

While his father pulls the maid,

And she stirs the tea with councilors,

While discussing foreign trade,

And she passes looks, as well as bills

At every suave young man


Cause hes oh, so good,

And hes oh, so fine,

And hes oh, so healthy,

In his body and his mind.

Hes a well respected man about town,

Doing the best things so conservatively.


And he likes his own backyard,

And he likes his fags the best,

cause hes better than the rest,

And his own sweat smells the best,

And he hopes to grab his fathers loot,

When pater passes on.


Cause hes oh, so good,

And hes oh, so fine,

And hes oh, so healthy,

In his body and his mind.

Hes a well respected man about town,

Doing the best things so conservatively.


And he plays at stocks and shares,

And he goes to the regatta,

And he adores the girl next door,

cause hes dying to get at her,

But his mother knows the best about

The matrimonial stakes.


Cause hes oh, so good,

And hes oh, so fine,

And hes oh, so healthy,

In his body and his mind.

Hes a well respected man about town,

Doing the best things so conservatively.



Maybe someone has read the rumors contained in "Game Change."
Maybe Mark Halperin will stop referring to the event as occurring in "Puma County."  *error corrected at Time.com.


Weak Tea, part 1

"We're from the Arizona legislature that just reduced your state government by twenty-two percent. Effectively negating the effect [sic] Janet Napolitano had on our budget." - Rep. Vic Williams (R-26) bragging for himself and Sen. Al Melvin (R-26) at the Tucson Tea Party Town Hall, 03/25/2010.

Sen. Melvin on March 16 voted against cutting his Senate salary by five percent

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gumbo with a Heap of Irony

The Pima County Young Republicans are having a "New Orleans Style Fundraiser."

Really?

Seating is limited, so bring your own rooftop for emergency seating. Potable water will be made available, eventually.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Where A Conservative Blog Makes a Claim They Cannot Back With Facts

SeeingRedAZ is blog. That means someone or a group of someones use electronic means to comment and then use digital means to distribute those opinions.

Like much of the Far Right, this blog is done anonymously. It is often an echo chamber, wherein the poster makes some far-fetched comment or in-artfully declares what "conservatism" really is or how un-American a political opponent must be and the commenters try to out-do each other in agreement and/or escalation.

In a lexicon they would understand, SeeingRedAZ is comprised of fucktards.

Now these sooooper geeeeeniuses have made this claim, "The soaring national debt is projected to be 90 percent of the economy by 2020." (italics theirs)

So, where is the source for this assertion? Who came up with this huge threat to our nation?

Don't ask SeeingRedAZ, they won't tell you.

What is Jonathan Paton Hiding?

Here is a Boston Globe article by Matt Viser. He wrote up a story about the enthusiasm whipped up by Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts. At a JD Hayworth rally, Jonathan Paton spoke of the victory by the pro-choice, pro-marriage equality Republican Senator as a model for his campaign.

Like any good politician, he made sure the article was put on his campaign website, after all, the Globe is a big timey publication of the east coast elite. His website article is here.

Here's the rub; Paton scrubbed out the reference to JD Hayworth, hmmmm....