Shoe, Meet Other Foot

November 19, 2010

OK, so maybe some on our side take politics a little too seriously as well. . . .


Finally, Some Dems with Stones

November 18, 2010

This is what the Democratic Party needs more of — members willing to take it to the GOP and force them to defend their hypocrisy in public. Following new Republican Representative Andy Harris’s meltdown at freshmen orientation, progressive Dems are calling on their rivals to forego their government-sponsored, taxpayer-funded health care plan, the very same kind of plan the Rethugs have argued that “the voters” shouldn’t have access to.  We need more of this kind of behavior from our party’s members, not less. Obama’s naive hopes for “compromise” with the GOP will never happen, so the adult alternative is fighting for principles — and that starts by going on the offensive and making the Rethugs defend unpopular positions.


The Gift That Keeps On Giving

November 16, 2010

Not sure what we’d do for humor around here if it weren’t for the Republicans. Having pledged themselves to repealing “Obamacare,” one of the GOP freshmen House members pitched a fit when he learned that his government-provided health care plan doesn’t kick in right away.

Is this what they meant when they said that Congress has to “listen to the voice of the voters”?  Excluding, of course, the 50 million or so of “the voters” who don’t have health insurance, whether it kicks in today or 28 days from now.

What a bunch of reprehensible nitwits. . . .


Today in American History — Nov. 15, 1956

November 14, 2010

On Nov. 15, 1956, Elvis Presley‘s first Hollywood movie, Love Me Tender, debuted at New York’s Paramount Theater. Originally entitled The Reno Brothers, the movie co-starred Richard Egan and Debra Paget. Elvis plays Clint Reno, the younger brother to Egan’s Vance, a Confederate soldier.

Clint and Vance are both in love with Kathy (Paget), but Clint marries her after hearing that his brother has been killed in the war.  Turns out, Vance was alive, and when he returns to Texas, trouble ensues. While not dead, Vance is in a jam: he has robbed a train of some Federal money, and the Feds are on his trail. Vance is devastated about losing his love, who still has feelings for her brother-in-law.

Vance wants to return the stolen money, but his Confederate confederates have another idea. Bad becomes worse, and a shootout, involving the Feds, both brothers, and Vance’s gang, results in Clint’s dying — in the arms of Kathy.

That’s right — in his movie debut, Elvis dies in the end. But not before he gets to sing his monster hit, the eponymous “Love Me Tender,” along with three other songs.

Trivia: according to Wikipedia, Love Me Tender was the only movie Elvis made for which he did not receive top billing.


Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

November 14, 2010

To all the Teatards and other Rethuglicans out there, here’s your challenge: solve the budget deficit without raising taxes or cutting Social Security, Medicare, or defense spending. Dare ya, you idiots. . . .


Makes Me Wanna Holler

November 14, 2010

Dan Shaughnessy is at it again. Barf. . . .


Decision Points Derided

November 12, 2010

No more calls! We have a winner in our “Best Smackdown Review of Decision Points” contest. Thanks to all who participated, but no one will do better than this.

“W has the self-awareness of a bison”!! That sound you hear is Gore Vidal laughing in his grave.