Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Limbaugh Hospitalized

Rush Limbaugh has been hospitalized in Hawaii after suffering chest pains -- this according to KITV Hawaii.

According to KITV, paramedics responded to a call at the Kahala Hotel in Honolulu at 2:41 PM and transported Rush to Queens Medical Center.

According to the report, Rush was in "serious condition" when he arrived to the hospital.

We send Rush our coldest regards.

The List for 2009

Outstanding achievements in human political endeavor for 2009, compiled by this not-so-humble blogger:

Best Portrayal of Stupidity by a Group: the Teabaggers
--"I do not think that word means what you think it means."
First Runner-up: Congressional Republicans
Second Runner-up: Congressional Democrats
Best Portrayal of Stupidity by an Individual: Glen Beck
"I'm sorry...I just love my country."
--What country is that? Pre-apartheid South Africa?

Worst Impersonation of a Human Being: Dick Cheney
"Blah blah blah, Obama wrong & weak, me right, FEAR FEAR FEAR!"
--Please, "Dick," fly back to Hell soon, your demonic minions miss you.

Best Impersonation of a Slave or Minion:
Liz Cheney
"I saves yuh, Miz Scarlett!"
--Child abuse? None dare speak its name!

Liar of the Year
(the winner in a close race): Sarah Palin
"Obama death panels."
--Just wait until you're on private insurance, honey, then you'll see who really runs those "death panels!" Hint: they also own the...
First Runner-Up: Joe Lieberman
"PLEASE let me keep my chairmanship; I'll be good!"
--Harry Reid should have asked, "good to whom?"

Second Runner-Up: for astroturfing the teabag parties, Dick Armey
Third Runners-Up: Congressional Republicans
Hypocrite of the Year: Carrie Prejean
"What sex tapes?"
--Hey, when your boobs, teeth, and god knows what else were paid for by third parties, STFU is considered mandatory.
First Runners-Up (in a 3-way tie): Mark Sanford, John Ensign, and John Edwards
Best Impersonation of an Impartial Journalist: David Gregory
"Newt, thanks for appearing for the twelfth time on Meet the Press."
--Appearances in 2009 on MtP by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: 0.

Best Put-Down of the Year: Barney Frank
In response to a teabagger (and closet LaRouchie) asking how he could "continue to support a Nazi policy, as Obama has expressly supported," Rep Frank responded:
"Ma'am, on which planet do you spend most of your time?"

Best Insurgent: for taking over the Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh

Best Minstrel Show:
Michael Steele

Poltroon of the Year:
Joe Wilson
"You lie!"
--No, you lie, you stupid sonofabitch!

Whackjob of the Year: Orly Taitz
(This should be self-explanatory.)


2009's Batshit-Crazy Award goes to:
Michele Bachmann
--For examples too numerous to list, proving definitively that a direct connection exists between her mouth and her asshole, with no cerebral matter intervening whatsoever.
First Runner-Up: Glen Beck
Second Runner-Up: Virginia Fox

The 2009 Award for Almost Meeting Expectations goes to: Barack Obama

Happy New Year, folks!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Olbermann's Mad As Hell, Too

As promised, here's Keith Olbermann's Special Comment on the health care debacle, from last night's "Countdown:"

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mad As Hell!!

What the hell?!--I take a couple of weeks off, and all hell lets out for noon. Afghanistan, health care reform, financial industry reform, all shot to hell. Did I miss the return of Satan (or Dick Cheney) to the Earth, or something? What the hell is going on??

Obviously, this is going to take more than one quick post; but, with the dissolution of the health care bill in the Senate, I must take the time to say this:


I don't care if the Repugs howl, I don't care if the tea-partiers march in their hundreds, and I really don't care what crazy shit Michele Bachmann will have to say about it, reconciliation is the only way to save this thing. Screw the Repugs, to hell with the insurance whores like Lieberman, ram a GOOD bill through Congress, WITH a public option--hell, with single payer, even!--and let the chips fall where they may. 

Otherwise, this is a crap bill without the public option/Medicare buy-in/single-payer, and Pres. Obama should NOT sign it. Let it take until next summer to get it right, but dammit, GET IT RIGHT OR NOT AT ALL.

Lots more, including Keith Olbermann's "Special Comment" from tonight, and more from me in depth. Tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Verse Appropriate for the Day

Been busy with work, lately, so I apologize for the sparsity of posts lately. Lots to say, but no time to say it! Hopefully, I'll be back to regular postings tonight.

Nevertheless, in keeping with my tradition of reciting this poem on the first snowfall, I present Ezra Pound's "Ancient Music":

Winter is icummen in,
Lhude sing Goddamm,
Raineth drop and staineth slop,
And how the wind doth ramm!
Sing: Goddamm.

Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us,
An ague hath my ham.
Freezeth river, turneth liver,
Damn you, sing: Goddamm.

Goddamm, Goddamm, 'tis why I am, Goddamm,
So 'gainst the winter's balm.
Sing goddamm, damm, sing Goddamm,
Sing goddamm, sing goddamm, DAMM.