Thursday, November 15, 2012

Mitt Romney, John McCain Come Unhinged


David Letterman is brilliant, of course. But on a darker note, isn't it interesting that one day after the President sounded a personal note of generosity and conciliation regarding a possible Romney contribution, Mitt goes off on an extended "47%" rant to contributors, accusing Obama voters (African Americans, women, Latinos) of being bribed for votes with "gifts" from Obama. How despicable, delusional, and SICK is Mitt Romney? You read it here FIRST, MSNBC censors. Romney won despite the Beltway's media malpractice in steering clear of his flawed character and IN-SANITY.

As for John McCain, he's a bitter, unhinged old man who hasn't gotten over 2008. Asked by entertainer Matt Lauer why the Condi Rice State confirmation wasn't analogous to a possible Amb. Rice nomination for the post, Gramps harrumphed that they're "not the same" because four Americans died in Benghazi.

You're right, Senator. You signed off on nonexistent "WMD" including the Condi-Bush-Cheney "mushroom cloud" fearmongering as a pretext to invade Iraq, leading not to four but more than 4,000 American deaths.

Go away, Senator McCain. RETIRE ALREADY. You're an embarrassment to this nation and to what's left of the skeletal remains of your reputation.


AKA; RIGHT WING TOOL, FOR HIS SEXIST, AGE-IST questions regarding Nancy Pelosi's intention to remain as Leader at age 72, presumably keeping back "younger" aspirants. Twitter lit up. Said Hillary Rosen: “Note to Luke Russert: Mitch McConnell is 70, Harry Reid is 73. Oh and Bob Schieffer is 75. Think they should step aside? #NewGuysRule?”

Others, considering Russert's limited skills, and right wing views, raised the obvious nepotism questions: “Well, Luke, you got your job due to nepotism. I think you should questions regarding legitimacy of employment.” He added, “BTW [how] did your balls taste, because Nancy served them up to you.”


Wednesday, November 14, 2012


SHE'S SMART, BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, CHARMING ... So, in our eyes, Lady Alex Wagner can do no wrong;
well, almost ... but that's all part of her mystique, too.

Memo To Lady Alex: In Re: Rather, Joy-Ann Reed


Alex, Alex, ALEX, ALEX!!! PLEASE, PLEASE, DROP THE HYPER-CHARGED BELTWAY LINGO, DAMMIT! THERE IS NO SUCH THING! EVIDENTLY, YOU GOT AWAY FROM THE HALPERIN HYPNOSIS ONLY TO FALL INTO THE MATTHEWS ORBIT ... Joy-Ann Reed, who is an OASIS OF SANITY AND POLITICAL PERSPICACITY, said "far be it from me for disagreeing with the great Dan Rather" ... but she really meant, "the lovely ingenue to my left" ... then went on to explain how progressive positions, historically, are actually, MAIN-EFFIN'-STREAM!

FINALLY, I wish someone would ask Dan (I know you won't) but I'm so curious: WTF happened to his vaunted "GUT FEELING" which told him it would be "a good day" for Romney?!

Memo To Beltway: Your Sexual Arousal Is Showing (Ha-Ha ...)

WATCHING THE BELTWAY MEDIA REPORT THE PETRAEUS SEXUAL SCANDAL is like an involuntary peek at a bunch of sexually repressed voyeurs getting off on a porn show. Especially those who get weepy with reverence for institutions like our military and the ironically named "J. Edgar Hoover building" (look up Hoover in Chris Matthew's semi-whitewash JFK book, and you'll know what I mean) — Chuckles Toddy is always good for laughs in this regard, and Chris bemoans reporting "sex" instead of politics before going ALL IN with his double-fisted approach, obviously enlisting a dude who knows of political dirt, John Heilemann, for commentary.

Whitewash, you say? How inconvenient for Chris Matthews that his "colleague" Rachel Maddow is around to correct the record and fill in the gaps in his Hardy Boys account of American History. Listen up, Chris: You may commit sins of historical omission in the Beltway bubble which regards that plagiarized trash Game Change as high literature, but as long as we and your inconvenient "colleague" Rachel Maddow are around, we won't let you get away with a whitewash of American History:

None better than Glenn Greewald to describe the Beltway Bacchanalia surrounding the Petraeus sex scandal: "[T]heir titillation and joy is palpable as they revel in every last arousing detail. This giddy package is delivered draped in a sanctimonious wrapping: their excitement at reporting on these scandals is matched only by their self-righteous condemnations of the moral failings of the responsible person."

Here's Greewald's priceless observation of the Queen of the Beltway's reaction: "On MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell appeared genuinely grief-stricken when she first reported Petraeus' resignation letter. "This is very painful", she began by announcing, as she wore a profoundly sad face. Her voice quivered with a mix of awe and distress as she read his resignation letter, savoring every word as though she were reciting from the Dead Sea Scrolls. On the Rachel Maddow Show later that night, Mitchell began her appearance by decreeing that "this is a personal tragedy" and said she was particularly sorrowful for "the men and women of the CIA, an agency that has many things to be proud about: many things to be proud about" [emphasis in original]."

Greenwald blows the cover wide open on the DEIFICATION of our military in the most cogent, MUST-READ examination of what is REALLY IMPORTANT about this sordid affair. I should only add that the MIS-behavior of certain FBI agents in their "investigation," namely the shirtless pictures and seemingly politically motivated reporting of the affair to Eric Cantor, Tea Party darling and way off the chain-of-command scales, suggests the (revered by Chris) J. Edgar Hoover culture may be alive and well in the FBI. Another high-level resignation is in order: FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, a Bush holdout, followed by a total housecleaning of the agency.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Quotable: Sarah Elizabeth Surprises Me!

OMG! HERE I WAS, LICKING MY CHOPS READY TO DECONSTRUCT AN S.E. CUPP "HISTORICAL" COMMENTARY on Lincoln and, particularly, that little-known president James Garfield, and their relationship to the current "civil war" within the Republican Party ... but, nooo; Sarah Elizabeth produced a perfectly scholarly and informative essay on the topic. Even our friend Martin Bashir, kept his ever anticipated zingers at S.E. in check:

Jon Stewart's Bang-Up Job Unpacking Petraeus Hagiographer


Music Break: Sweet Home Alabama, America's Most RACIST State

ALABAMA, HOME TO TEABAGGERS, WHITE CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISTS, OBAMA HATERS, AND O-DERANGEMENT SYNDROME secessionists, attained the infamous distinction, along with Mississippi, of being the state where the most racist tweets originated during election week. Now they've joined other states to petition the White House for secession from the U.S.

I say cut these antebellum crackers loose; these white trash freeloaders rank 11th in total federal spending in Alabama (OUR TAX DOLLARS!): "salaries, contracts, Social Security, Medicare and hundreds of other direct payments to individuals and institutions — averaged $11,819 per capita, above the national average of $10,459. The federal government sent almost $56.5 billion to the state, which was about evenly divided among four broad categories: defense, healthcare, Social Security and all other agencies combined." Mississippi brings up the rear as the FIRST at the federal government trough. Definitely Romney country. Cut the white trash moochers loose; let's see how long they last before anarchy set in.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Memo To MSNBC: If You Replace Big Eddie With Ezra Klein ...

I WILL PERSONALLY CAMPAIGN TO TAKE DOWN ALL YOUR RATINGS GAINS, for which BIG EDDIE holds a great deal of the credit. I don't know who came up with this "brilliant" idea; perhaps Phil Griffin (the corporate weather vane) along with Matthews (who HATES Big Eddie's true blue collar middle class roots; along with Chris's backstabbing Beltway cohorts), but I can assure you, if implemented, it will go down like a lead balloon.

Let me clue you corporate MSNBC ASSHOLES in on a little secret: I (ME) represent your preferred demographic. Check with any of your SMART producers and hosts who riffed off of this little blog's "suggestions" — including who's hot and who's not in punditry —and you will notice the cause-and-effect results in the ratings upticks. Now let me clue you in on another little secret, held back only out of personal consideration for Ezra Klein: The fact of the matter is, Ezra IS INCAPABLE OF CARRYING AN ENTIRE SHOW. Sorry, Ezra, but whenever he's replaced Rachel or Big Eddie, my reaction was a groan followed ten minutes later by a flip to mindless entertainment TV. Yes, I said so myself, Ezra is BRILLIANT dissecting and deconstructing things like the budget and health care, but an entire program which includes the weirdness of politics, human interest, and ENTERTAINMENT, is just not Ezra's bailiwick. He's too wonkish; too un-cool, especially in his cringey attempts to be cool; I'm sorry Ezra, but his diction and weird pronunciation of words is annoying to no end. And so it goes.

Whatever this anti-Big Eddie trial balloon is, from the anti-labor, anti-middle class, BELTWAY wing of the MSNBC high command, it's not going to work, because we, the viewers, will TAKE YOU DOWN BIG TIME. You're fucking CRAZY if you think we're going to hang around for an hour to watch a wonkish killjoy DEPRESS all subsequent programming, beginning with Rachel (if Ezra precedes her, Rachel's ratings will take a nosedive), even more so with Lawrence.

A word to the WISE ... if they even EXIST in MSNBC's corporate boardrooms.

Memo To Chris Matthews: Here's Why Religion Should NOT Be Off The Table

IN THE WANING WEEKS OF THIS CAMPAIGN, MATTHEWS FELL BACK TO THE DARK SIDE, qualifying every statement to not sound partisan, which blew up in his face anyway, censoring use of the word "LIAR" to correctly describe Mitt Romney's historically unprecedented unprincipled campaign. (And I'm being generous.) But his justification for taking religion off the table was astonishing: He said the kids somehow inherit their parents' religion, and therefore it's unfair to hold them to it. Excuse me, Chris, but kids become adults and adults have free choice. In fact, it is only the most FUNDAMENTALIST religions whose grip on the kids-adults is the strongest, and which happen to be the most patriarchal. And that is absolutely worthy of discussion in the public square, if we are to make an informed choice for the leader whose finger is on the nuclear trigger. Not to denigrate the religion, but to inform, and, most of all, discuss how the candidate's religion will inform and influence his policy decisions and choices should he become president.

Watch this, Chris, and tell us we didn't DODGE A BULLET by wisely rejecting Mitt Romney, despite your smoke and mirrors media malpractice. And thank your MUCH SMARTER friend, Joan Walsh, for staying grounded in reality:



"There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for [FOR ME] the FOR president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent [OF YOU — HA-HA] who are with him ME, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they WE are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them US [TAX CUTS, FOREIGN TAX SHELTERS], who believe that they WE are entitled to health care [MAYO, CLEVELAND CLINICS], to food [CAVIAR], to housing [I HAVE FOUR HOMES AND I HATE PAYING PROPERTY TAXES ... HOW ABOUT YOU?], to you-name-it. That that’s an OUR entitlement [WE BUILT IT — HA-HA]. And the government should give it to them US. And they will vote for this president [ME] no matter what . . . These are people who pay no income tax [YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! I STUCK MY NECK OUT FOR YOU — HA-HA]. . . [M]y job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them YOU they should TO take personal responsibility and care for their lives [THE LESS FORTUNATE ... LET THEM EAT CAKE — HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!]." ~ Mitt Romney