October 28, 2010
From “1984,” by George Orwell…
“…always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”
Kind of explains this, IMHO…
October 28, 2010
Terrific, important stuff that would have been pointed out long ago by our corporate media if they had been doing their jobs – here is Part One…
…and here is Part Two.
October 27, 2010
And somehow based on this, I think it will be kind of hard to sweep it under the rug, as they say (and to do something about it, click here).
Update: Oh, but Tim Profitt had a “bad back,” and that explains it (here)…riiiiight.
October 26, 2010
(I was overdue to sneak in a “boomer” reference, by the way.)
“Worst Persons” (Christine Flynn of Wisconsin forged docs to try and get herself out of jail but misspelled the judge’s name – what a charming character; Idaho Gov. Butch Otter stages a “town hall” event at a library in Jerome and doesn’t tell anyone, including the people who booked the library for a wedding reception (huh?); but Bob Dudley of BP, Tony Hayward’s replacement, gets the “Worst” nod for this – how about a big, heaping, steaming glass of STFU?)
October 19, 2010
“Worst Persons” (Brian Kilmeade of Fix Noise apologizes “if I offended” anyone over his “all terrorists are Muslim” rant from a few days ago – yeah, how about a substantial portion of the membership of one of the world’s dominant religions, genius boy; Allen West gets the bronze for associating with a group that writes stuff about women being an “oral relief station” – yep, looks like John Harwood missed that also when he tried to whitewash West and Tim Wahlberg…utterly repugnant; but Michele Bachmann (R – Insani-Tea) gets the nod here for remarks about her would-be dining companions and other stuff involving hazy-at-best recollections of our history – I guess K.O. used the Sam Cooke song going to the break because he wore out “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley).
October 16, 2010
“Worst Persons” (The CVS in Garwood, New Jersey gets third place for not giving customer Katherine O’Connor an inhaler while she had an asthma attack because she was two dollars short – lucky she didn’t die; Doug Schoen, who’s been busy getting pilloried, and rightly so, discusses the latest blowup with the national Chamber of Commerce on Fix Noise without mentioning the fact that he was commissioned by the Chamber to do another of his phony-baloney polls, this one on health care reform; but Brian Kilmeade of Fox-PAC gets the top, uh, “honors” for his “all terrorists are Muslim” meltdown – yep, almost completely uncensored raw bigotry on display here, people…truly ugly stuff).
October 13, 2010
“Worst Persons” (The guy who threw the book at President Obama when he stopped here in Philly gets the third-place finish – need to learn a thing or two about marketing, pal, and you can thank your lucky stars that the Secret Service declined to press charges; Alaska Repug senatorial candidate Joe Miller gets the runner-up for deciding not to answer personal questions – you know, at what point does somebody say that voters are stoo-pid if they take characters like Miller, Ken Buck, Sharron Angle and Ron Johnson seriously?; but Rand Paul, another member of that clique, gets top honors for criticizing former President Clinton for campaigning for Paul’s opponent Jack Conway…yeah, Paul talks about “trust” when he’s a board-certified opthamologist – certified by a “board” whose members he appointed himself of course).
October 12, 2010
“Worst Persons” (Doug Schoen gets the “bronze” for deciding to speak at a fundraiser for John Gomez for Congress, with Gomez a pal of Sean Inanity – yeah, but Schoen is a “Dem”…sure he is; Ed Gillespie gets the “runner up” for claiming that the Washington Post and the New York Times “completely refudiated” the charge of foreign money being donated to election campaigns by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – in reality, the Times and the WaPo just didn’t ask the right questions about it – the issue is still very much an issue…more on this here; but Mike Rosen of the Denver Post gets the nod for claiming that he wants the “ground zero mosque” to be built, and then he wants an Iranian plane hijacked and flown right into it…moron)
Update 1 10/14/10: And I would call this something else to keep in mind about the “‘Chamber’ of secrets.”
Update 2 10/14/10: Here is another news flash for Gillespie & co.
October 9, 2010
“Worst Persons” (Flush Limbore thinks “some people are just born to be slaves” – yep, that OxyContin is doing wonders again, I see; Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association thinks that it was a proper Christian act, more or less, to let the Tennessee home of Gene Cranick burn to the ground recently, as noted here – see the Book of Arson, Chapter 3, verses 9-22…idiot; but Reince Preibus – yep, Reince Preibus – chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party, sets the record for the most “Osama/Obama” “slips” at one time…yeah, it was “unintentional” all right, and from a normally “smooth-talking politician”…uh huh).
October 7, 2010
“Worst Persons” (Repug Party Chair Bill Fairbrother of Williamson County, Texas gets the “bronze” for some rather creative accounting involving meals and doughnuts; former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez gets the runner-up for his “may have offended” sort-of apology involving Jon Stewart and Jews supposedly running the media; but Dick Armey of FreedomWorks gets the top honor for calling for an end to all federal student loan funding, including Pell grants, as well as the claim that Texas supposedly doesn’t rely on the federal “gumint” for this stuff…uh, wrong – actually, the state of the “yellow rose” gets about A BILLION DOLLARS in aid!)