Archive for November, 2014

November 4, 2014

Americans are dumb-asses

by Ben Hoffman

Fuck America

Fuck America

The U.S. is not a great country. It is a country of dumb-asses.

Republicans nearly totally destroyed our economy less than 10 years ago, lied us into war with Iraq, embarrassed the hell out of us with their complete incompetence in fighting the two wars, and tripled the federal debt. And those are just the big fuck-ups.

A country of good people would not vote for assholes intent on destroying our country. But they did, and now Republicans control both Houses of Congress. Democrats, being the spineless wimps they are, won’t abuse the Senate filibuster like Republicans have for the past four years. It will go back to a simple majority to pass anything, or Republicans will eliminate the filibuster.

But the real blame for this disaster lies with the Democrats and lack of any spine. Republicans destroyed our economy; it has rebounded under Obama; yet Democrats act like Democrats caused a recession that doesn’t exist and Republicans claim they will revived the economy.

November 4, 2014

Nearly 1/3 of conservatives in Louisiana blame Obama for the Hurricane Katrina fiasco

by Ben Hoffman

propaganda-IIAh, the power of propaganda.

A significant chunk of Louisiana Republicans evidently believe that President Barack Obama is to blame for the poor response to the hurricane that ravaged their state more than three years before he took office.

29% of Louisiana Republicans said Obama, who was still a freshman U.S. Senator when the storm battered the Gulf Coast in 2005, was more responsible. Nearly half of Louisiana Republicans — 44 percent — said they aren’t sure who to blame. Only 28% said they think former President George W. Bush, who was in office at the time, was more responsible for the poor federal response.

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An informed populace is the GOP’s worst nightmare. Studies show over and over that the more education a person has, the more likely that person is to be a Democrat. And the more religious a person is, the more likely that person is to be a Republican.

November 3, 2014

Fascist New Hampshire GOP Chairman tells conservatives to drown Democrats

by Ben Hoffman
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New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn

MANCHESTER – A few hours after Hillary Clinton energized Democrats ahead of Tuesday’s election, about 400 Republicans cheered on the top of their ticket, linking all of their opponents to President Obama.

There were no out of state, national Republicans on hand but that seemed not to matter to the group at Wiggins Airways at the Manchester Airport, who greeted Scott Brown, Walt Havenstein, Frank Guinta and Marilinda Garcia as they arrived on the NHGOP “Victory Bus,” which pulled directly into the huge hangar.

The featured speakers were familiar – of the same name.

Former Gov. John H. Sununu said Democrats should be “embarrassed of their President who has failed America, who has screwed America, and we have to make a change.

“Think of how disgraceful it is to have a disgrace in the White House,” Sununu said.

Yeah, after Bush allowed us to be attacked in 2001, let Osama Bin Laden get away when he was cornered, invaded Afghanistan and fought that war with unprecedented ineptitude, lied us into war in Iraq, fought that war with equal ineptitude, wasted four trillion dollars on the two wars, nearly totally destroyed our economy, tripled the national debt, and created the largest deficit in U.S. history… and those are just the biggies, but Obama is a disgrace because one person has died from Ebola.

New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn had tough words.

Insisting “this is our moment,” Horn said, “A wave just doesn’t happen. Waves happen when every single member of a cause or a movement come together.
“This is our time, we need to crush it and push their heads under over and over and over again until they cannot breathe anymore,” said Horn.

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The GOP is a full-blown fascist party.

November 3, 2014

Soros tries to protect voting rights while Koch brothers try to prevent people from voting

by Ben Hoffman

reagaon-couldnt-vote-todays-gop-vot3r-suppression5_nThe George Soros-funded organization Common Cause is monitoring polling places in 16 different states with the help of a Washington-based civil rights lawyer group.

Common Cause staff and volunteers will spend Tuesday “assisting voters and monitoring the process at polling places” in 16 states, according to an email the group sent to supporters. ”Three of our staff attorneys will be working at Election Protection headquarters in Washington, DC to help field calls to the… hotline…from voters and election monitors across the country.”

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Republicans are doing everything they can to prevent blacks and other minorities from voting.

November 3, 2014

Fascism at work: Rick Perry threatens Grand Jury

by Ben Hoffman

Dumb-ass fascist

Dumb-ass fascist

Texas Governor Rick Perry seems to be threatening to retaliate against grand jurors who indicted him for felony abuse-of-office and is misusing rules to try to toss out the charges before trial, a special prosecutor alleged.

“The defendant’s own words have instilled a concern for all persons who participated in the grand jury investigation,” Michael McCrum, Perry’s special prosecutor, said in a filing made public today, asking a state judge to deny the governor’s request for grand jury transcripts.

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November 3, 2014

John Oliver: State legislatures and ALEC (or more Republican shenanigans)

by Ben Hoffman

November 3, 2014

The conservative revolt

by Ben Hoffman

conservative revolt

November 2, 2014

Kyle Clark calls out Fox propaganda for lying about voter fraud

by Ben Hoffman

Kyle Clark seems to be one of the few real reporters these days. I’ve been watching ABC news for the past few years, but I’m going to start watching 9News again.

November 1, 2014

Bill Maher nails what’s wrong with Democratic candidates and why I won’t donate to their cause

by Ben Hoffman

Democrats are spineless. They’re running from their accomplishments and allowing them to be redefined by Fox “news,” other right-wing pundits, and Republicans. I vote for them because their policies are better for America (something conservatives never consider), but I’ll be damned if I donate to their campaigns. Some of their commercials make me want to vote for Republicans, but I don’t because I vote policy — not personality.

November 1, 2014

If you vote Republican, you’re partially responsible for the Iraq war disaster

by Ben Hoffman

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Conservatives have been trying to blame the Iraq war disaster on Obama claiming Republicans “had it won,” but “Obama lost it.” They blame it on Hillary Clinton for voting for the Iraq war resolution. They even justify the disaster by claiming that “Bush found WMDs in Iraq.” He did, but those WMDs were sold to Hussein by Reagan and Bush, Sr, and they were all dismantled and disabled.

You can’t be a conservative without being willing to lie for the Republican party simply because you cannot defend Republican policies without lying.

Here’s the latest news about the Iraq war disaster…

Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq’s Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

The shooting happened late Friday in the village of Ras al-Maa, north of the provincial capital of Ramadi, Anbar councilman Faleh al-Issawi said.

Militants accused the men and women of the Al Bu Nimr tribe of retaliating against them after being displaced from their homes when the group seized the Anbar town of Hit last month, al-Issawi said.

“These killings are taking place almost on a daily basis now in the areas under the control of the Islamic State group and they will continue unless this terrorist group is stopped,” al-Issawi told The Associated Press.

An official in the Anbar governor’s office confirmed the death toll. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he is not authorized to brief journalists.

On Thursday, authorities found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in Anbar.

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November 1, 2014

A real cure for the hangover? Maybe.

by Ben Hoffman

o-HANGOVER-PATCH-570According to this story in the Huffington Post, an arm patch prevents a hangover.

If you’re as hungover as we are this holiday weekend, we’ve got some good news: There’s a hangover patch out there that actually seems to work.

HuffPost Weird News launched an investigation this week into the hangover patch, mainly because we like to test out random products that are sent to us and make fun of them when they don’t work. Using the oh-so-scientific process of trying a Bytox Hangover Patch once, with no further testing, we concluded that a little patch really can curb the splitting headache that usually comes with a night of excess.

Follow us on a journey that ended after eight beers, one whiskey, two shots and a lot of shame (and note that we don’t condone binge drinking — this was a completely journalistic endeavor).

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November 1, 2014

The dregs of society serve when it’s an all volunteer military

by Ben Hoffman
How could this possibly be offensive?

How could this possibly be offensive?

A U.S. Army soldier thought depicting the lynching of a black family would be funny. That’s the family values of religious conservatives today — brainwashed by right-wing media and rotten to the core. You can bet the family shows up in church Sunday morning with a “holier-than-thou” attitude.

They’ve been forced to take down the Halloween display.

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Officials have confirmed that an offensive Halloween display at a Fort Campbell residence has been removed.

A ClarksvilleNow.com reader sent a photo of the display, which shows what appears to be a black family hanging from a tree in a yard on Litwin St.

The child in the display has a knife in its back and one of the figures holds a sign that is not legible in the photo.

Fort Campbell Public Affairs said they are aware of the display and have since had it taken down from the yard.

Brendalyn Carpenter with Public Affairs said they received a report of a Halloween decoration that was “offensive in nature” and contacted authorities to investigate. The occupant was informed of the concerns made by the community and removed the display.

Carpenter said it was her understanding that the display was not intended to be offensive, but authorities deemed it could be interpreted as such. She said the occupant did extend an apology about the decorations.

“Displays of an offensive nature are not reflective of Army values and the family-friendly environment provided for employees and residents of the Fort Campbell community,” Carpenter said.

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