Only I get to cross those lines

Today its one day later. The usual suspects have come out of hiding, to trot out the same old lame excuses as to why nothing can be done. But never, did I think the purveyors of them would try to lay them on the S.O.’s doorstep. Yet, in yet one more tribute to how low […]

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Did somebody get the number of that bus?

The bus that just ran over Donald J. Trump Jr. that is. Steered onto the street by none other than his own Brother in Law: Presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner is set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning, and what is striking about his extensive opening statement is the degree to which it seeks to insulate Kushner himself […]

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The Method in their Madness

The US Senate unveiled it’s latest version of the abomination that is known as the Health Care bill. Initial review says it still sucks with a capital “S”.  It does not ensure that insurers will cover everyone with essential health benefits-in fact it adopts the Cruz amendment, which is a sham designed specifically to allow […]

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Stupidity on Parade…

Some things just set me off. Today was a day where I came across something quite innocently posted by someone on the old Facebook page, that when one reads it, you just have to shake your head in disgust. Over at The Federalist, a slick conservative blog for the learning impaired, a writer named Bethany […]

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The Zombie Eyed Granny Starver, hard at work

Yesterday afternoon, the Devil's apprentice himself, Paul Ryan ( Worthless Cocksucker-WI) and his Democratic counterpart Mrs Landingham (H/t to Charles Pierce for the term) announced they had reached a budget deal. Some deal. Rather than go for the straightforward approach of repealing the rest of the Bush tax cuts and lifting the cap on Social […]

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"My country is a horror show."

David Simon, speaking at a forum in Sydney Australia gave a very perceptive rundown about what ails the land of my birth. He points out very eloquently a theme that the Pope and others have been highlighting recently, namely that income inequality is dangerous  and if we don't do something about it, we are risking […]

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The Pope gets it.

I'm liking Pope Francis more and more each day. He is doing what Pope Palpatine did not, and for that matter what Saint John Paul II seemed unable to do either when he was Pope. Namely highlighting the societal trends that at odds with church teachings-and using the bully pulpit ( and the real pulpit […]

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And people wonder why they hate them.

You can thank my worthless excuse for a Representative, the not so honorable Mo Brooks, for this lovely bit of stock advice:   Having spent two hours talking to House Republicans, my expert investment advice is: Short everything — daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 15, 2013 Please go die in a fire.

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I'm tired of hearing about the children……

In this debt fight nonsense, the deficit scolds continue to say "its for the children". Whenever I hear that what I want to reply is something profane-and with good reason. The children lose no matter what, if the cruel and inhumane policy prescriptions are carried out. What the arrogant and pompous preachers of the deficit […]

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What he said.

Congress imposed a government shutdown? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. The place got hit by lightning? Fuck you, pay me.   ( All posts will start with this until the shutdown is over).   The President summed up the issues at play in this shutdown pretty well yesterday. Its worth listening to his […]

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The trouble with mitigation

Henry Hill: [voice over] Now he's got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. Trouble with a bill, to Paulie. Trouble with cops, deliveries, Tommy, he calls Paulie. But now he has to pay Paulie every week no matter what. "Business bad? Fuck you, pay me. Oh, had a fire? Fuck you, pay me. […]

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Why I am glad they don't have CSPAN over here.

So I don't have to listen to assholes like Ted Cruz babble on for 21 hours. Law #1: Godwin’s Corollary Law of Teabagging Congress “As any Teabagger protest in Congress grows longer, the odds of a comparison involving the Nazis or Hitler approaches ’1.’ Corollary: The first person to mention Hitler or the Nazis on […]

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