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Member since: Tue May 17, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Longtime election integrity and GOTV activist. Adept at whupping bricks upside heads.

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The Seinfeld Shutdown

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/the-seinfeld-shutdown/

The Teapublican Shutdown was about nothing, it turns out. First it was about Obamacare, then it was about the deficit, then it was about the debt, and so on and on and on. In the end, nothing seemed to be behind the shutdown, as the stated reasons kept changing. So, it was about nothing.

And THAT, friends, is also what it accomplished. Nothing.

Remember this when next you cast a ballot


Nothing else at the link.

Turnout is what we need.

Machine rigging is effective in close elections: big margins make it riskier.

On this day in 1793,Marie Antoinette was beheaded.Luckily for Teabaggers,America has no Guillotines

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/on-this-day-in-1793-marie-antoinette-was-beheaded-fortunately-for-teapublicans-america-has-no-guillotines/

The only punishment these latter-day Antoinettes are likely to suffer is the loss of their cushy DC jobs. Like the French aristocracy of their day, Teapublicans are thumbing their noses at the populace, stealing our money, allowing children to starve and sick people to die, all the while laughing merrily at our struggles as they lead their gilded lives. The parallels to this writer’s ancestral homeland are obvious.

Congressional “Republicans” would have us believe that taking away the paychecks of millions of Americans and refusing to pay what is due to millions of others, crashing the economy and wrecking the government; all of these, the Teabaggers tell us, are the “will of the people”. Anyone possessed of even a moiety of their marbles would know that the will of the people would never be the theft of our money and the destruction of our way of life. But the Baggers, sad to say, haven’t so much as a shard of one of their marbles, and so they repeat the mistakes of Marie and Co.

Gentle Reader, when you next go to the polls, please use your votes to cut away Tea Party contingent from Congress. Unlike Marie Antoinette, they won’t die: indeed, a (metaphorical) electoral guillotine just might help our country to stay alive.

Strange women lying in ponds and distributing swords is looking pretty good lately



Saw it on FB, figured we could use a chuckle in here too.

Teabaggers want to overthrow the government. So, screw those people.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/teabaggers-want-to-overthrow-the-government-so-screw-those-people/

"Here’s one core belief of a Radical Centrist: “Revolutions suck”. Extremists like Teabaggers are so bloody stupid, they WANT a revolution, and they WANT to violently overthrow our Constitutional government. They say so themselves:


“[Obama] will finally know that his time has come to leave his perverted, Islamic concept of Mecca, our nation’s hallowed capital,” Klayman concludes. “I do not advocate violence, but it is time we show Obama that we mean business. He would be well advised to ride off into his Islamic sunset, link up with 72 virgins and party on at his expense – not ours!”

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/klayman/130923

In case you didn’t pick it up: The “72 virgins” are a misquoted reference to the Islamic afterlife. This means that Mr. Klayman wants Obama dead. Yes, he is threatening the life of the President.

Of course, most people would never dream of following a child molester into battle, but Teabaggers are showing themselves willing to do so. Yes, Klayman is a child molester, as judged by a real court of law (not one of his phony ones):http://wonkette.com/485407
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More at the link. SMH.

Yet Another High-School Footballer Commits Date Rape.Yet Another Town Blames the Victim:Maryville,MO

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/yet-another-high-school-footballer-commits-date-rape-yet-another-town-blames-the-victim-maryville-mo/

Just like Steubenville before it, Maryville is condoning sex crimes committed against children. A 13-year old girl was plied with booze until she passed out, then raped repeatedly, and dumped on her lawn in freezing temperatures, and then left to die. When she objected to being raped, she and her family were run out of town, and their house was burned to the ground.

And like Steubenville, the town is covering up the crime, abusing the victim, and supporting the stinking pervert rapist. Which pretty well makes Maryvillians a load of rape freaks. Here’s the story from the KC Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/12/4549775/nightmare-in-maryville-teens-sexual.html The local law said, “I guess they’re just going to have to get over it”. Girls at the high school wore t-shirts with slogans like “Matt 1: Daisy 0″. The victim’s mother was fired from her job by a boss who has close ties to the rapist. The charges against the rapist were dismissed, and he is off at college, tweeting little comments like: “If her name begins with A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z, she wants the D.”


Jesus fucking Christ on a fucking bandsaw. What the fuck? I mean, really, what the fucking fuck, America?

More at the link.

Sore losers: Teapublicans

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/sore-losers-teapublicans/

", showing that there are lots of sore losers in America. In this one picture, we see Teabaggers (who lost in 2012, big time), Confederates (who lost the Civil War, big time) and “Republicans”(who lost in 2012, big time). None of these people can comprehend the fact that they got their heads handed to them on a platter. All of them are convinced that they should have won, and none of them understand that they did not.

And who “led” this motley assembly that was supposed to represent our veterans? Who was in charge of a load of yahoos waving Confederate Flags at a black man in the White House? Why, two teabgging politicos (Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz), and a child-molesting nutjob (Larry Klayman), none of whom ever served in combat.

News flash: The South lost the Civil War. Teabaggers lost the last few elections. Republicans lost the last few elections. All the sore losers need to accept reality and move on. Instead of threatening the life of the President and trying to overthrow the government."

A simple way YOU can fix Congress: Vote in Primary Elections

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/a-simple-way-you-can-fix-congress-vote-in-primary-elections/

"Like any media campaign that relies on ever-increasing hype, the Repubs are forever ramping up the level of crazy in order to appease the teeny tiny but very vocal “base” of their party. If they don’t, they’ll lose the next primary, lose the next election, lose their cushy government jobs, and have to return to the real world and have to earn an honest living. Such a prospect is anathema to any elected official, and terrifying to boot.

The only way to break this cycle of ever-increasing insanity is for sensible, normal, rational Americans to vote in primary elections. Even if you’re not a party member, you can pick the one that is closest to you and vote for the sensible grownup who is running for a particular office, and by so doing kick the crazy wingnut candidate to the curb. It’s simple, takes less than an hour, and solves the root cause of DC’s problems.

Simple, easy, cheap, not a hardship, solves the problem. How often can you literally say you helped save the country in such a manner? If enough of us do this, we can end partisan gridlock, stop all these phony-baloney crises, and have a Congress that truly represents the majority of Americans. Because right now, it represents a minority
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As far as the "this goes for both sides" meme: not in this case. The Left has been so marginalized that there really aren't any extreme leftist officeholders in DC. So we don't have to push Dems to the middle - quite the opposite, in fact. But the Repubs need pushed away from the Wingnut Abyss and back towards Reality. And that requires non-Wingnuts to vote in Primary elections.



More at the link. Forward it to your republican friends. If we can move them to the polls next Spring, we can break the gridlock in Congress. Or at least weaken it.

A cute one from across the pond



I have no skills in photo manipulation, or I'd have put Boehner's face on it.

John Boehner, your shutdown has already cost me hundreds of dollars. Many have lost far more.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/john-boehner-your-shutdown-and-decision-to-default-has-already-cost-me-hundreds-of-dollars-many-people-have-lost-far-more/

Snip:
This writer checks his 401(K) balance weekly, and noticed a drop in value, due to yesterday’s stock market tumble. Said tumble being entirely (and only) due to Boehner’s decision to shut down the government and stop paying America’s bills. So that carrot-faced son of a bitch has stolen several hundred dollars of my money. And I have five bucks here saying I’ll lose lots more from my retirement fund before this is over.

Many people have lost far more, of course - grieving military families are being shafted after heroic soldiers gave their lives for this country; children are losing Head Start and their parents are losing their jobs; government workers and the businesses that depend on them are losing their entire paychecks; indeed, this writer could be taking a much bigger hit. And I am grateful that I’m not, believe you me.

Gentle Reader, take some time today and over the next few weeks to look at your financial picture. Be aware of just how many of us are being hurt by the intransigence of the Teapublicans who run Congress. And remember that THEY are not being hurt by this extra-constitutional behavior - indeed, they are getting their paychecks, bennies, and even their own luxury gym and spa with no interruption. So of course they’ll shut down the government – so long as they still get theirs, they don’t give a s*** about us.


More at the link.
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