Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Arlen Specter says Norm Coleman should win Minnesota election

May 5, 2009

Today, newly Democratic Senator Arlen Specter said that he hopes the Minnesota Supreme Court will rule in favor of Norm Coleman and that he will once again be seated as a United States Senator.

Someone get this man a primary opponent ASAP.

Someone get this man a primary opponent ASAP.

The revelation comes courtesy of an interview the Pennsylvania Senator gave for the New York Times Magazine.  The complete interview will be available this weekend.

Arlen Specter recently made my list of Democratic Senators that are in the back pocket of the banking lobby.  Specter voted against consumers by opposing the bill that would help to renegotiate home loans for thousands of home owners.

Many Minnesotans are pushing Norm Coleman to drop his pending lawsuit.  In fact, failure to seat Al Franken is chipping into Governor Tim Pawlenty’s approval numbers.

The Minnesota Supreme Court will wait until this summer to make a ruling.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Republican congresswoman Foxx claims that Matthew Shepard story is a hoax

April 29, 2009

I can’t even tell you what the fuck North Carolinian congresswoman Virginia Foxx is talking about.  If you shut your eyes, you may think that the hate spewed from Foxx’s mouth could only be attributed to someone as dumb as Michelle Bachmann.  Here is the video:

The Matthew Shepard bill is named after a very unfortunate incident that happened where a young man was killed.  But we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery, it wasn’t because he was gay.  The Hate Crimes bill was named for him, but it’s really a hoax.

Where are the facts to back up your claim?  Who is we?  You and Fred Phelps?  Every major newspaper and the local police department agreed that Matthew Shepard was lured from the bar by two men and then beaten to death.  He was not committing a crime.

Foxx’s statement was made while the House was debating a new Hate Crimes bill.  Apparently, Matthew Shepard’s mother was in attendance.

I’d like to see a source outside of godhatesfags.com that will corroborate Foxx’s foolish story.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Utah Republican: Satan is true leader of Democratic Party

April 28, 2009

Don Larsen, a Republican delegate from Springville, Utah, pushed a resolution to the Utah County Republicans titled, “Resolution opposing the Hate America anti-Christian Open Borders cabal.”  In the resolution Larsen says that an “invisible government” is feeding money to the Democratic Party so that Christianity will erode and our borders will open.  The head of this invisible government is no mere man, but Satan himself.

Barack Obama listens to this guy.

Barack Obama listens to this guy.

The bill is rife with quotes from the Bible, something that clearly belongs in our government.   Larsen stresses the importance of knowing good (Republicans) and evil (Democrats) and that the rift between the two parties fulfills biblical prophecy.   Larsen says that “Satan’s ultimate goal is to destroy the family and these people are playing a leading part in it.”

Sane Republicans in Utah narrowly rejected the resolution.  Led by David Rodeback, a demon in disguise, Republicans decided that aligning themselves with fundamental Christianity may alienate some voters.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Full Story: Salt Lake Tribune

Florida Republican hosts Anti-Islam Summit

April 28, 2009

This is some Orwellian dickery.  Florida Republican Representative Adam Hasner hosted the “Free Speech Summit” over the weekend where a keynote speaker demanded that the Koran be outlawed and that religious freedom should not include Islam.  Hasner also left the House chamber during a Muslim prayer on Monday.

Hasner invited Chair of the Parliamentary Party of The Netherlands Geert Wilders to speak at his “Free Speech Summit.”  At the event, Wilders said that Islam was not a true religion, that the Koran calls for hatred and terrorism, and that free speech should not apply to Muslims.  Here is the video:

Hasner also showed Wilders’ movie FITNA at the summit and applauded its Anti-Islam message.

Wilders is a devoted Catholic and apparently hasn’t read the portion of the Bible where God tells Aaron to slaughter every Canaanite in sight.   The good people of Florida need to get rid of Hasner.  He clearly hates the founding principles of this country.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Full Story: United Voices

Texas Governor begs for federal money after threatening to secede

April 27, 2009

It only took Republican Governor of Texas Rick Perry 13 days to make himself look like a complete moron after threatening to secede from the United States.  Speculation of his idiocy occurred immediately after his statements, but we weren’t sure exactly which form the hypocrisy would embody until today.

Rick Perry will have to import all those hair metal CDs if Texas secedes.  There will also be tariffs levied on wheat, sugar, corn, apples, oranges, bananas, beer and wine.  Have fun with that.

Rick Perry will have to import all those hair metal CDs if Texas secedes. There will also be tariffs levied on wheat, sugar, corn, apples, oranges, bananas, carrots, lettuce, beer, wine, Tamiflu, and everything else that doesn't grow in the middle of a fucking desert. Have fun with that.

Today, Perry begged the federal government for funds to help with a potential outbreak of swine flu in Texas.  Three cases have been confirmed in the Lone Star state.

So Texas thinks that it can survive being its own country, but then freaks the fuck out when it gets three cases of an easily treated strain of the flu?  How the fuck are they going to deal with 100,000 drug-dealing soldiers that will converge on their “country” the second they secede?

Texans, for the love of all that is good in this world, vote your damn governor out and get over the secession business.

RWP Rating: Bizarre


California GOP cries racism over popular Tea Party sign

April 23, 2009

At the tea party I attended, I saw little to no racist signs.  One loon in the corner that was yammering about Obama’s birth certificate aside, the protest mostly focused on demonizing the Democratic leadership.  I know that isn’t what the teabaggers wanted me to get out of it, but that is what it ultimately was.

Several days after the tea parties have ended, the California GOP is actually accusing tea baggers of racism.  Who saw that coming?  Anyway, the sad part about their cries is that the sign in question is simply not racist.  Apparently, their just not as used to playing the race card as the Democrats are.

This is it.

This is it.

Aside from being one of the only truly bipartisan signs, this is an odd message for any Republican to be delivering.  But that’s the point.  This sign was actually created by Ron Paul supporters.  The GOP in California wants to back as far away from this sign as possible.

If Israel didn’t have a Star of David on their flag, then maybe this sign could be considered racist.  But the first thought that went through my head upon seeing it was this:  We give money and weapons to Israel who end up killing a whole bunch of Palestinians.  That isn’t an opinion.  That’s fact. The last scuffle between the two ended with several hundred dead Palestinians and two dead Israelis.

You could make a similar sign using hands from Hezbollah and Hamas dumping cash into a funnel with a Palestinian flag on it and ending with dead Israelis.  That’s not racist.  It’s fact.   People have a right to be mad about shit like this.

The bottom line is that the word “racist” is thrown around far too much these days.  If the California GOP deems this sign “racist” then that stops all real discussion about the policies that the sign is critiquing.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Full Story:  Concord Monitor

Treasury to covertly nationalize troubled banks?

April 20, 2009

A big damn smile may have just crossed Paul Krugman’s fuzzy face.  After weeks of lamenting the poor decisions of the Obama Treasury Department, new information from the New York Times suggests that the money used to shore up the banking giants during the bailout may soon be converted to common stocks.

Fuzzy Wuzzy.

Fuzzy Wuzzy.

The effect of such an action is consequential for anyone tired of giving free public money to private banks.  Essentially, this course will nationalize several of the banks because the United States government (taxpayers) will become the majority shareholder.   Apparently, the U.S. government has already arranged this type of relationship with Citibank.

Before this decision was made, a great number of tax dollars were given to the troubled banks without any strings attached.  Instead of buying up all the troubled assets (securities that can be difficult to value) of each bank, we would get common stock in the company.

This could be good news and could be bad.  If the stock price absolutely tanks (which the government could actually be anticipating), then the tax payers could end up suffering.  However, as a majority shareholder, the government will be on the board of directors for the company and will be able to influence decisions that are made regarding our investments.  We already know that the troubled assets are next to worthless, so if we can get a decent deal with the stock conversion plan, we may end up getting a lot of our money back.

When the credit lines open up again, we can expect the United States government to sell taxpayer shares in each bank.  Hell, we could even make money on this.

Expect this to be a rallying cry for the “Obama = Socialist” crowd.  But it’s a hell of a lot better than handing your federal taxes to the nearest AIG executive and expecting nothing in return.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Full Story: New York Times

Hookers from Moonlite Bunny Ranch testify for tax on prostitution

April 9, 2009

Nevada, the only state in the United States with legalized prostitution, is now considering adding a $5 tax to each sex act performed.  Surprisingly, the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, the most infamous brothel in the country, has come out in support of the new tax.

I'll take the one on the right.

I'll take the one on the right.

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch gained pop culture fame with the HBO series Cathouse.  Owner Dennis Hof, employee Madame Suzette, and hookers Airforce Amy, Brooke Taylor, and Chloe Daniels testified in favor of the tax.  Because of Nevada’s budget shortfall, the state is in need of new ways to generate Revenue.  Airforce Amy said, “If $5 per person can raise $2 million a year, I’m all for it.”

Since prostitution was legalized in Nevada in 1978, the state has never taxed it.  This seems like a pretty good way of making some revenue for the state.  You have to figure that a lot of the people that utilize Nevada’s unique laws are from out of state, so they aren’t even taking from the Nevada economy at large.  I find it a bit bizarre that hookers and owners of brothels would actively campaign for more taxation, but I suppose it helps with their public image.

Hell, they know how to get in the news and I doubt that an extra $5 is going to deter any of their potential clients.  Good call, Nevada.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Full Story: Nevada Appeal

Every editor of every major newspaper should be fired today

April 8, 2009

Except for the San Francisco Chronicle.  It is indefensible that the media in this country completely ignore the Big Brother shaped dent that was delivered to our Fourth Amendment yesterday.

The following news sources have run stories about the warrantless wiretapping story so far:

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • The Register (UK)
  • The Atlantic
  • Bay Area Indymedia
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • BuzzFlash
  • Washington Post (Blog section, web-only)
  • Raw Story
  • Dslreports
  • Alternet
  • SecuObs
  • Lew Rockwell
  • Think Progress
  • Salon

The media should be RAGING about this story.  Instead, CNN currently has a goddamn Somali pirates story on their front page.  FoxNation is whining about Obama not going to fucking church since he became President and The Huffington Post is riffing about Farrah Fawcett’s cancer.  What the fuck are you people thinking?

The American public have had it so good for so long that they don’t realize that the Obama Administration is chipping away at our Constitution.  Hell, I voted for Obama in November and I am infuriated.  This is not what he was elected to do.

Fuck you, Obama.  Fuck you, Media.  Both of you need to do your fucking jobs.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Republican Governor accused of hanky-panky with Playboy playmate

April 7, 2009

Dawn Gibbons is accusing her husband, Republican Governor of Nevada Jim Gibbons, of having an affair with Playboy playmate Leslie Durant in divorce papers that were unsealed Monday.   Jim Gibbons maintains that Durant and another woman he allegedly had an affair with were just friends.

Nah, dude.  I'll pass.

Nah, dude. I'll pass.

Jim Gibbons was allegedly quite the texter.  Between Playmate Durant and Kathy Karrasch, the good governor sent more than 860 messages from his state-owned cell phone.  Jim Gibbons maintains that the text messages were for “state business,” while Dawn Gibbons and the rest of the rational world find that claim “laughable.”  Dawn says that her husband “has had similar relationships with many other women during the marriage.”

Gov. Gibbons apologized last year for the messages and reimbursed the state for their cost, but never admitted to the affairs.  He maintains that the divorce is the result of his wife’s aggression and their incompatibility.  The Gibbons were married in 1986.

You would think that the good Governor would have found out about his wife’s alleged “aggression” sometime within the first twenty years of their marriage.  And let’s be honest.  There are plenty of hotter Playmates in Nevada than Ms. Durant.  Maybe she’s better in person, but the pics I’ve found scream Daryl Hannah + Crack – Talent.

Jim Gibbons currently boasts a 90% voting record from the Christian Coalition.   He was once a Representative from Nevada, and ascended to the Governorship in 2006 amid accusations of assault and employing an illegal immigrant for a nanny.  Gibbons has been busy in his two short years as Governor of Nevada, quickly descending to being one of the least popular Governors in the nation because of his shenanigans.

RWP Rating: Bizarre

Full Story: Reno Gazette-Journal