Attention world: You’re nuts

September 24, 2009

Yow.

For some reason this freak reminds me of a character – that I believe was on the Commander Tom Show – that wore this ultra-creepy skin tight suit of the human internal anatomy and talked about health & fitness. I was always scared shitless as a kid, Sunday mornings, watching this poofy-haired weirdo in a suit that made him look like he’d been skinned alive telling me to drink milk and eat my vegetables.

*Note: This video has since been removed from You Tube. It had featured a person in a skin tight deer suit, prancing awkwardly (possibly seductively?) in the woods. You are probably better off for not viewing it, actually.


Just a juggalo…

August 13, 2009

When the world starts getting me down, it always helps to remind myself that at least I’m not a juggalo

Juggalos

Now, if juggalos started crashing town halls, that would be interesting. Somebody get on that.


Source of some of the “death panel” stories

August 13, 2009

The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,” whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil.

Now where would Sarah Palin have gotten this kooky idea? From a set of talking points provided by a far right religious group based at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University? Shocking. I would never have guessed.


Health care quote of the week

August 13, 2009

“Adolf Hitler was for exterminating the weak, not just the Jews and stuff… and socialism — that’s what’s going to happen.” – Diane Campbell, Kingston, NH

This quote was taken at Obama’s town hall in New Hampshire. Ms. Campbell delivered this precient statement while holding a poster featuring Obama’s face imposed over a Nazi soldier’s body. The sign, she added, had been designed and constructed by her chronically ill mother, a Medicare recipient. Ms. Campbell’s sister is disabled and also covered by Medicare.

The full story is here.

ps. Hitler killed socialists too.


Defining stupid: Orly Taitz

August 12, 2009

Here is a great two part article from Esquire detailing the uniquely American, getcher-flithy-ass-offa-my-land goofiness of the birther movement and its lovable (and completely insane) leader, Orly Taitz. Here’s a little sample of the claims Taitz, a lawyer/dentist/realtor, makes herein:

Goldman Sachs runs the treasury.

There’s a cemetery somewhere in Arizona where they just dug 30,000 fresh graves, which wait now for the revolution.

Baxter International — a major Obama contributor — developed a vaccine for bird flu that actually kills people.

Google Congressman Alcee Hastings and House Bill 684 and you’ll see that they’re planning at least six civilian labor camps.

Google an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about train cars with shackles.

The communist dictator Hugo Chavez way back in 2004 purchased the Sequoia software that runs our voting machines and the mainstream media won’t report any of it — not even Fox because Saudi Arabia bought a percentage of Fox in 2007.

Part One

Part Two

If you haven’t had a chance to see this lil’ gem of American culture, here’s a recent interview:


God’s gonna getcha, Senator!

August 12, 2009

Here’s a little sampling of the town hall looniness; this bit from Lebanon, PA. I have to hand it to Arlen Spector for keeping his cool and trying to deal sensibly with this crackpot. It doesn’t seem that cool and sensible is working in the public dialogue about this, however. As has become usual, the media has presented this as an even two-sided argument, and given equal time and attention to both sides. The problem is that one side is completely nuts. Like the birthers, these death-panel-kill-my-grandma-keep-yer-stinkin-government-mitts-off-my-government-run-medicare morons deserve nothing but bemused ridicule. Free speech doesn’t entail that anyone actually respect your opinion – especially if its totally bonkers.


Dingbats 2: Return of the Birthers

August 4, 2009

New shocking birther “evidence“:

Obama’s “Kenyan birth certificate” actually belongs to David Jeffrey Bomford, born in South Australia in April 1959. The image was most likely obtained through a Google image search and then photoshopped. Mr. Bomford had this to say on the matter:

“That is ridiculous. Little old person in Adelaide, the President of the United States. I don’t know whether to laugh about it or not, be worried about it,” Bomford said. “It is interesting, someone from here being involved in a conspiracy — that is so funny …. It’s definitely a copy of my certificate. It’s so laughable it’s ridiculous.”

There is a very solid debunking of the technical issues of the forged certificate by Steve Eddy at Koyaan’s Weblog. Also, I again recommend the Snopes.com coverage of the isse. They have updated their info to cover the new kookiness.

Bill Maher had a great little rant about this the other night on “Real Time”, pointing out that no matter stupid and manical this “issue” is, people have to keep standing up to it and pointing out its absurdity or it could turn into another Whitewater. That’s the trick with the American public that every huckster has long caught onto: repeat something enough times and no matter how completely friggin’ inane it is, a lot of people are going to buy it.

“Little pink houses for you and me…”