Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Satire II

  I’m not to motivated towards anything today,so here are some political funnies in carton style.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Saturday Satire: Glenn Beck

   I have been fortunate enough to have never listened to Beck’s radio show,up until today. I was in an emergency room at a local hospital this morning and I guess that one of the nurses had a radio on which was set to Becks show. What a moron Beck is!

   In his honor,I have posted Glenn Beck jokes brought to you by PoliticalHumor.

Lewis Black:  On Glenn Beck's complaints that critics of Arizona's immigration are making Nazi comparisons: "Glenn Beck is offended! Glenn Beck thinks playing the Nazi card is going too far. Glenn Beck — this is a guy who uses more Swastika props and video of the Nuremberg rallies than the History Channel."

Craig Ferguson: "James Cameron, who directed 'Avatar,' is in a feud with Glenn Beck, because Cameron called him a mad man. The two are very different. One makes millions creating fictional stories, and the other is James Cameron."

Conan O'Brien: "Fox News host Glenn Beck has lost over 30 sponsors since he called President Obama a racist. And the latest sponsor that he just lost is Clorox bleach. That's amazing. Even a company whose sole purpose is to make things whiter thinks Glenn Beck has gone too far."

"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. Well, to be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people."

Jay Leno :"And as you know, Santa Claus is working very hard with his elves to make sure every child gets at least one toy this Christmas, or as Glenn Beck calls that, 'socialism.'"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Affordable Care Act A Job Killer? Not So Fast


Original Article

Politifact: Cantor's claim that Affordable Care Act a "job killer"? False.

by Joan McCarter     Thu Jan 20, 2011
Eric Cantor, the darling of beltway insiders who still treat Republicans as people who have real policy ideas, has used his position as the "deep thinker" in the GOP to push the lie that the Affordable Care Act is a "job killer." How do we know it's a lie? Well, AP and McClatchy have both concluded so, and now are joined by Politifact:

The Republican report is right that the CBO has determined that the law will reduce "the amount of labor used in the economy," but the GOP report leaves out many important qualifiers. The CBO report actually says:

"The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that the legislation, on net, will reduce the amount of labor used in the economy by a small amount—roughly half a percent—primarily by reducing the amount of labor that workers choose to supply....

Basically, the CBO is saying that some people right now are working mostly to keep their health insurance. Once they have other options -- to enroll in Medicaid, or to qualify for tax breaks to buy insurance from a health exchange -- they might choose to work less. The CBO describes this as a "small segment" of the population. And, because the CBO is describing reduced hours rather than lost jobs, it never uses the 650,000 number that the Republican document cites....

Now let's turn to the other piece of evidence, the study that claims that the health care law will result in 1.6 million lost jobs. That number comes from a study by the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The problem with this study is that it isn't based on the law that passed. It was published on Jan. 26, 2009, before a finalized House or Senate bill had even been proposed....

We asked Cantor's office about whether the bill was "job-killing." A spokesman insisted that it was, pointing to individual business owners who said they would face increased costs under health care....

Republicans have used the "job-killing" claim hundreds of times -- so often that they used the phrase in the name of the bill. It implies that job losses will be one of the most significant effects of the law. But they have flimsy evidence to back it up.

The phrase suggests a massive decline in employment, but the data doesn't support that. The Republican evidence is extrapolated from a report that was talking about a reduction in the labor supply rather than the loss of jobs, or based on measures that weren't included in the final health care law. We rate the statement False.

Cantor is now saying that the CBO he once lauded is relying on "budget gimmickry," but according to Politifact, all the gimmickry seems to be coming from him.

American Pastor Terry Jones Banned From U.K.

   Do you remember that red-necked Pastor  ( Terry Jones) from Florida who made the headlines with his plan to burn the Koran on September 11,2010?

   Well. It seems as if Mr. Jones was to visit a certain anti- Muslim group in Britain that is opposed to the rules in the country allowing Islam’s to immigrate into it.

   I hope that Jones is able to get a refund on his flight as it looks like the man is not allowed into Britain. The country has barred Jones from entering the country saying that,

“"The government opposes extremism in all its forms which is why we have excluded Pastor Terry Jones from the UK. Numerous comments made by Pastor Jones are evidence of his unacceptable behavior."

Jones, who heads a tiny church called the Dove World Outreach Center, told Britain's Sky News he was "disappointed" by the ban.

"We would ask it be reconsidered and the ban lifted," Jones said.

"We feel this is against our human rights to travel and freedom of speech."                YahooNews

  If only the United States government would ban him also.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Jon Stewart Blasts Palin’s Interview With Hannity

   This is priceless!


Comcast Bought Merger Approval From Congress


Ninety-one of the 99 House members and three of the five senators who wrote the FCC urging support for the $28 billion merger received donations from Comcast in the election cycle that began Jan. 1, 2009, sometimes within days of the letters.

“That’s buying political favors,” Mark Cooper, research director of the Consumer Federation of America in Washington, said in an interview. “This full-court press on Congress is out of the ordinary.”

   As you all know by now, Obama’s FCC approved the Comcast/NBC merger on Monday,January 17,2010. I guess that it did not matter to the FCC that many consumer groups were against this merger because this act gives Comcast way to much influence in watch you may be allowed to watch on your television,and with watch you may be able to see on the Internet.


"Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal is a transaction like no other that has come before this commission — ever," Copps said in a statement. "It reaches into virtually every corner of our media and digital landscapes and will affect every citizen in the land. It is new media as well as old; it is news and information as well as sports and entertainment; it is distribution as well as content."

    I should note that in order for this deal to gain approval,both the FCC and the Department of Justice(?) made Comcast agree to certain restrictions as far as raising prices for NBC content to other cable services, and a few other areas was concerned.

Specifically, the FCC is requiring that Comcast sell its content to online distributors at the same price offered to cable and satellite companies. The FCC also said it would force Comcast to "offer stand-alone broadband Internet access services at reasonable prices and of sufficient bandwidth" so that customers have the option to watch online video services without having to be a Comcast cable customer.

The government set conditions, most of which expire in seven years, that prohibit Comcast from withholding its programming from rival cable TV and satellite providers as well as online distributors.

    So when those seven years expire, the real consumer fuck-over begins. In the mean time,look for cable rates to begin an increase,and for even more crappy customer service.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Delusional Sarah Palin

    On Monday night while playing kissy-kissy in a mock interview with Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin said…

"It's our right to vigorously yet respectfully debate ideas and intentions in this country. I'm going to continue down that path. And if that leads to be a candidate for a high office, then I will announce that at the appropriate time."     WaPo

   The Emphasis was added by me.

    I’d like to know where this woman gets even the remotest idea that she is going to be the Republican candidate for President of t he United States. Is Sarah’s brain being infected by the cold weather that she endures while hunting wild animals up in Alaska? Or is her brain just flat out infected with a massive dose of stupid/ignorant?

    The Teabagger Party will never place one of theirs in the role of Presidential candidate,least of all Sarah Palin. She is disliked by the majority of Americans in this country,and even her Republican friends have little faith in her abilities to lead a “real” political party,much less the country.

   Sarah Palin can play victim all that she wants but she isn’t going to carry that sham over on most Americans,except for those least informed viewers of FoxNews. Civil war monger Palin needs to shut the hell up and then she needs to take a permanent vacation up in Alaska.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Some Of Last Weeks Best Political Cartoons

  The following come from PoliticalHumor.

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Defiant Palin Sticks to Guns, Bludgeons Critics

   A little humor on a rainy day here in Florida.

Cross posted From

Defiant Palin Sticks to Guns, Bludgeons Critics

by real satire     Mon Jan 17, 2011
In an exclusive interview with fellow Fox News personality Sean Hannity scheduled to air this evening, former half-term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is certain to stir up even more controversy with a surprisingly blunt attack against those who have recently criticized her use of violent rhetoric.

Nearly 12 hours of videotaped run-throughs of the program furnished to The Desperate Blogger by a socialist Obama administration mole planted within the Fox network reveal a defiant Palin who — speaking within the comfort zone of her employer’s New York studios — goes on the offensive against those she calls, "enemies of freedom."

"Anyone who would suggest that we limit the rights to free speech granted under the 18th Amendment — whether mine or anybody else’s — is an enemy to democracy and freedom who would destroy our country," Ms. Palin said at one point, seemingly prompting Hannity’s right-hand to slip down the front of his trousers where it remained for the duration of the interview. "If the bleeding-hearts are so worried about what some looney-tunes might do when they hear someone calmly discussing the issues of the day on radio or TV, then maybe what we need to do is think about coddling the crazies a little less."

When asked her opinion of how she would fare — were she to seek and win the GOP Presidential nomination in 2012 — in a head-to-head debate against President Obama, Palin came out guns blazing:

"From what I can see, the President reminds me a lot of that caribou on my TV show. He can look very pretty — some might even say majestic — standing up there. But me or any other well armed Republican is gonna have more than enough ammunition to shoot down his policies and, in the end, will wind up eating him for lunch. I would welcome a straight up, one-on-one duel with him — any time, anywhere."

The recently embattled Palin, whose reality TV series ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ was garnering so few viewers that even The Learning Channel noticed, and whose ‘Blood Libel’ comment in the wake of the media uproar over the recent Tucson shootings has decimated matzoh sales in ‘Bible Belt’ states, was visibly more comfortable and confident in the last few run-throughs after make-up artists were able to resolve the problem of her talking points smudging every time she and interviewer Hannity ‘high fived’ each other.

In a related story, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange blasted Fox’s Sean Hannity for comments he made last Friday suggesting that the United States should "...go in and take all the oil" from Kuwait and Iraq. "It’s one thing to give people a puzzle to put together," an irate Assange told reporters, "but it’s another to just spoon feed them the entire plan."

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Former Republican Candidate Busted For Making Threats..

    ….in the state of Indiana. Does it ever stop with those wingnuts dingbats?


    Allen ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for Indiana's 4th Congressional District seat in 2010, winning just 3 percent of the vote. The seat that was vacated by U.S. Rep. Steve Buyer was eventually won by new U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita.

    It appears that Cheryl Allen , from Martinsville was busted on Saturday for making threats against some judges and a few other individuals by way of her Facebook account.

    Steve Sonnega,the prosecutor from Morgan County was also among those targeted with the threats,and,after last weeks killings in Tucson it was decided to take action against this woman very quickly.

    Allen had once filed a discrimination lawsuit which was dismissed by a judge,so it appears that she went into  “stupid mode” and began making threats to some 4 judges and other public officials.

   Allen had criticized the courts' handling of her discrimination case during her campaign last year and suggested the system needed a major overhaul, according to The Reporter-Times. In a Facebook post on Jan. 8, the newspaper said she wrote: "What do you need to have done to get all the current government out of office? That is why we should own guns to go into court to get my right to trial back."

    Allen was being held on $100,000 bond and she will be going through a mental evaluation.  READ MORE