Archive for the ‘Unusual’ Category

O’Reilly tries to correct Obama with Britain-bashing

April 30, 2009

Bill O’Reilly giddily “corrected” an answer Obama gave during his press conference last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” relating to the torture of detainees in the United States.  Here is the clip.

Thats the biggest projection since Ryus Ultra-Hadoken.

That's the biggest projection since Ryu's Ultra-Hadoken.

For those of you who haven’t seen the above video, I’ll try to give a fair interpretation of what was said by both Obama and O’Reilly.

Obama: Churchill understood that if you start taking intelligence shortcuts by torturing detainees, then that corrodes the character of a country.

O’Reilly: Obama should have used a better example than the British Government.  Afterall, they tortured several members of the Irish Republican Army.

Does Bill O’Reilly think that the average viewer of the O’Reilly Factor is so dumb, that they do not know that Winston Churchill was out of power and even dead by the time things started heating up the IRA in the 1970s?  Clearly Obama was evoking the pedastool that the world puts Churchill on when discussing war and foreign policy, not the actions of the entire history of the British government.

What’s next O’Reilly?  Maybe we can’t fully trust the marriage vows of Gordon Browne because Henry VIII went through so many wives.  Different times, different leaders, different situation.

I’m about to pull a Fox News.  Bill O’Reilly is sympathetic to terrorists.  With a name like O’Reilly and a proven track record of agressive attacks on the Britsh Government’s handling of the terrorist-Nazi-socio-fascist-communists of the IRA, I have to wonder who O’Reilly really pals around with on the weekends.  He’s got his eyes on Northern Ireland.

RWP Rating: Unusual

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New Jersey city council candidate sends porn through Facebook

April 28, 2009

A “hacker” allegedly managed to get into city council candidate Nidia Lopez’s Facebook account and sent porn to many of her friends.  Lopez immediately apologized to her supporters and blamed her opponent for the incident.

Only 10 supporters so far.  Ouch.

Only 10 supporters so far. Ouch.

Lopez wrote the following on her Facebook wall:

Please be advised that Ms. Lopez’s facebook page was hacked and the videos that you might have received from her facebook page were not sent out by Nidia R. Lopez nor her campaign. … We apologize for these unfortunate circumstances and we are confident that this matter will be corrected very soon. It has become obvious that Nidia’s opposition for the City Council has become desperately worried that Nidia’s message for change and her candidacy has become a serious threat to their efforts. Unfortunately they will stop at nothing to deter her. … Ms. Lopez’s opponents unfortunately want to resort to immature pranks and a smear campaign because they do not possess a platform nor solutions to address the issues facing the Journal Square residents. … please call your family and friends to let them know that our opponents have become desperate and that our commitment to delivering change we can see is strengthened with these types of attacks.

My bet?  These “hackers” just guessed her password.  It’s like the Sarah Palin email incident last year.  If you have an easy password, then you leave yourself at risk.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: NJ.com

Quick Link: Many conservatives don’t realize that Stephen Colbert is making fun of them

April 27, 2009

Many conservatives polled after watching “The Colbert Report” don’t realize that Colbert is making fun of them.  I suppose when you hear the same thing spewed from Fox News on a regular basis, it’s hard to tell the difference between real commentary and satire.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: Huffington Post

Iowa judge stops performing marriage in order to stop the gay storm

April 24, 2009

The gay storm is coming and Third District Magistrate Francis Honrath says that he will no longer perform marriages in the state of Iowa.  Honrath said, “The Supreme Court ruling had something to do with it, but the truth is it’s not just same-sex marriage I had problems with.”

My go-to jpeg for gay storm related stories.

My go-to jpeg for gay storm related stories.

Honrath is a Catholic.  The Catholic Church rejects gay marriage and will not soon approve of it, despite priest buggery.  But do you know what else the Catholic Church is opposed to?  Getting married by a judge rather than a priest.  Yes, if Honrath were to marry any couple, and that couple were to have sex, then according to the Catholic Church they have committed adultery because they are not truly married.

I shit you not.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: Des Moines Register

Montana town wants Guantanamo Bay detainees, federal lawmakers reject the idea

April 24, 2009

Two Democratic Senators from Montana have spoken out about allowing Guantanamo Bay detainees into a state jail.  A new jail constructed in Hardin, Montana was to be the new home for the prisoners.  Local Hardin officials have insisted that they do want to house the detainees in order to help pay the cost of the jail as well as create jobs in a troubled economy.

I hope better transportation will be provided when they move.

I hope better transportation will be provided when they move.

Greg Smith, the Two Rivers Authority director, said “Somebody has to stand up and put (the Guantanamo prisoners) in their backyards. It’s our patriotic duty.”  Despite this local opinion, Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus apparently believe that housing the criminals in their state will hurt them politically in Montana’s other districts.

Baucus said “we’re not going to bring Al-Qaeda to Big Sky Country – no way, not on my watch.”  Tester reiterated Baucus’ sentiment without the hometown charm saying he is “against any proposal to bring Guantanamo detainees to Montana.”

Montana’s sole Representative Republican Denny Rehberg also chimed in on the issue, taking it one step farther: “we should be doing everything possible to keep them out of our country, let alone our state.”

Rehberg is a pretty typical lobbyist dicksucker, so I’m not too surprised about him.  But Tester and Baucus need to realize that their state is perfect for housing these detainees.  Hardin is a town of less than 4,000 people and there are no large cities that detainees could escape to if they were somehow freed. Not to mention the fact that every single damn person in Montana owns a gun and will not hesitate to fire at trespassers.  One of my friends learned that the hard way.

We need to follow the rule of law.  Hell, Baucus voted for giving Gitmo detainees Habeas Corpus, so he shares my sentiment.  I just feel like this is all being done for political expediency.  It may not be popular in Missoula and Billings, but if Hardin residents want to work and are willing to provide top-notch security, then some federal bureaucrats, who probably shouldn’t even have a say in this (what does Governor Brian Schweitzer think?)  should just let it happen.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: Billings Gazette

Tennessee Senators bring flame war to Twitter

April 23, 2009

State Senators Jim Kyle and Mark Norris of Tennessee didn’t leave it all out on the floor of the legislature.  Rather than have a conversation about policies that may help the economy of their state, they decided to tweet it all out in 140 characters or less.

Here it is:

mark-norris

jim-kyle

The problem is that Mark Norris is treading in dangerous water if his statement isn’t true.  If it is bullshit, then Jim Kyle or other lawmakers from Shelby county should nail him for defamation.

Imagine the 2012 presidential election for a second.  It is entirely possibly that attack tweets from one side will be replied to by the other side.  We could actually end up watching an internet flame war rather than a television flame war.   Crazy.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Quick Link: John McCain gets Minuteman primary opponent

April 22, 2009

Ouch.  This ought to be interesting.  I doubt the borderman can beat out Johnny Mac, but it will hurt him against his eventual Democratic opponent.  I’m a bit surprised he’s not considering retirement.  Dude is getting old.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: Mlive

Louisiana man arrested for defamation of local police chief picked up by ACLU

April 22, 2009

UPDATE: I completely fucked up this story.  There was no op-ed piece.  It was an email written by Simmons to the newspaper.

A lot of people have problems with the ACLU.   Whether it’s defending the rights of illegal immigrants or demanding stringent political correctness, many people in the United States feel like the ACLU is just an organization of lefty loonies that do harm to the United States.  It’s an incredibly naive way of thinking if you recognize all the good the organization has done, especially in regards to the crimes of the Bush Administration.  But this story isn’t about that.

You want them on your side.

When the shit hits the fan, you want them on your side.

Enter Bobby Felix Simmons, a man from Layfayette, Louisiana that wrote a controversial op-ed for the local newspaper sent a controversial email to the local newspaper.  In the article email, Simmons said that the police chief was getting a free pass on allegations of improper conduct in the press.  Now you may think that the worst that could happen to Simmons is that he is taken to task in a subsequent op-ed, but Mamou police chief Greg Dupuis doesn’t roll that way.

Rather than publicly denouncing the op-ed, Dupuis had Simmons arrested in his home for public defamation.  Simmons maintains that Dupuis is trying to take away his civil rights and the ACLU agrees.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: Shreveport Times

Obama appears shirtless on magazine cover, has beginnings of manboobs

April 21, 2009

What appears to be a paparazzi photo of Barack Obama shirtless will appear on the cover of Washingtonian magazine this month. Obama, once thought to be one of our fittest presidents, may want to to work on that chest.

Obamama

Obamama! Lend me your teet.

I’m sure everyone here has a better body than him as well.  Yep.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Janeane Garofalo claims all teabaggers are racists, delegitimizes real criticism

April 20, 2009

Janeane Garofalo needs to shut her organic free-trade pie-hole before she ends up as the token liberal douchebag on Fox News.  During an appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Garofalo pulled the racism card faster than George W. Bush repealed the Kyoto Protocol.

Olbermann started the segment by showing a video of a liberal blogger pwning a bunch of eager teabaggers with memories that can only be measured in nanoseconds.  Here is the video:

After the video was played, Garofalo immediately pulled the race card, immediately delegitimizing any real criticism:

You know, there’s nothing more interesting than seeing a bunch of racists become confused and angry at a speech they’re not quite certain what he’s saying. It sounds right and then it doesn’t make sense. Which, let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. That is nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks. And there is no way around that.

When will progressives realize that branding any dissenters with the racist label is a losing strategy?  It doesn’t convince anyone that you’re right.  It’s stupid, childish, and easy fodder for the anti-PC crowd.   Fox then uses videos like this (of course, without showing the above video) to show that the criticism coming from the left is from the “usual suspects” of PC nutjobs.

Stop making the rest of us look bad.  If they break out the white sheets and lynching supplies, then we can start breaking out those words.  But until then, let’s attack substance and not resort to ad hominem.

RWP Rating: Unusual

Full Story: News Busters (Video)