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April 2, 2015


February 19, 2015


Rings a bell, but IIRC it was more a bunch of politicians yelling than pontifical peeps.

November 7, 2014

I like it.

December 13, 2013

Congresscritters have staffs. They are tied into the news.

No way he could not have had that information available.

December 5, 2013

Want lower taxes? Support higher wages.


This is an argument you can use with teabagger types, and win.

That is the deal, Cranky Nation: for years, places like McDonald’s, Walmart and suchlike have been paying such low wages, even their best workers are obliged to use taxpayer-funded services like food stamps, HEAP, and medical cards to keep a roof over their heads. It’s gotten to be so common, even bank workers are frequently on public assistance. Banks. Where the money is. Even they won’t pay their people a living wage.

That means, in short, these businesses are making we, the taxpayers, pay their bills, while they pad their bank accounts. Your tax dollars, being stolen to pay the bills that businesses are too greedy to pay themselves. That means higher taxes for all of us, meaning less money in our pockets."

Not everyone cares about social justice, sad to say. But almost everyone objects to being robbed.

More at the link.
December 4, 2013

Ohio finally comes out on top. In profanity.


"Yes, in cursing. Hey, it’s f***ing something , anyway. Evidently, we swear more on phone calls than any other f***ing state.

And we are also supposed to be the least courteous people on phone calls. Yeah, well, call the Waaaahmbulance, whiners. Suck it up, Buttercup.

All this proud dropper of f-bombs (we’re talking carpet-bombing, Kissinger-scale bombing here, folks) can say to this honor is: it’s about God-f***ing-damned time we got some mother-f***ing recog-f***ing-nition for f***ing something around here. I mean, hey,motherf***ers, you live in this Republican Hell, this den of corruption-induced industrialized malaise, this place that reeks of almost-succeeded and also-rans, with its inequality and crap weather, and we’ll see how long it takes you to start whipping out the lingua Franca . Dammit."
December 3, 2013

Sic semper Naderus. (A response to the recent pro-Nader posts)

In response to the predictable attempts to rehabilitate Nader for the next election cycle (like this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=4110265 ), I humbly submit the following rebuttal. It is packed with insights, insults, and links to facts (a thing often overlooked when this topic is "discussed&quot that buttress my case.

That case? Nader deliberately helped Bush to take the White House. Twice. And he said so himself. Deny it all you might, the facts support my thesis: http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/yes-ralph-nader-is-still-an-ahole/

The facts do not support my liberal use of proctological insults. But they do seem to fit.

December 2, 2013

So, Healthcare.gov works 80% of the time?


The House of “Representatives” works less than 33% of the time.

The Senate was in session less than 50% of the time.

“Republican” fiscal policy was correct 0% of the time.

By comparison, the ObamaCare website looks pretty good.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

PS: just found out LOLGOP said something similar. I suggest you follow them: they are pretty funny, and obviously sagacious as well.


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Longtime election integrity and GOTV activist. Adept at whupping bricks upside heads.
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