In Case You Thought Otherwise …

It’s about violence, real or threatened, and the Kenyan in the White House:


But wait, there’s more:

A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-M.D.) had been spit on by a protestor. Rep. John Lewis (D-G.A.), a hero of the civil rights movement, was called a ‘ni–er.’ And Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) was called a “faggot,” as protestors shouted at him with deliberately lisp-y screams. Frank, approached in the halls after the president’s speech, shrugged off the incident.

But Clyburn was downright incredulous, saying he had not witnessed such treatment since he was leading civil rights protests in South Carolina in the 1960s.

“I heard people saying things that I have not heard since March 15, 1960 when I was marching to try and get off the back of the bus,” [said Clyburn.]

These people will do some damage before this thing is done.

Tea Party Sign Threatens Violence if Health Care Passes [ThinkProgress]
Tea Party Protesters Reportedly Spit on One Lawmaker, Called Others “Faggot” and the “N-Word” [ThinkProgress]

Makes the Paultards look sane and reasonable.

Just the GOPer (mostly Dixiecrat) base showing it’s real face.

I’ve known people like this. Most (if not all) of them real miserable coward useless motherfuckers not worthy of the life given them. After you get upset when they call you names and then you drop’em with a good hard punch to the nose, they wonder why you’re so mean to them and what did they ever do to you.

One proto teabagger (Canada City version) shithead (I knew his family, all epic losers) beat up my sister when she was 9. For no reason aside from being non white, from my understanding. It was the only time I ever got crazy medieval on anyone’s ass. I smacked that kid from one end of the playground to the other, brutalized him that mothers who witnessed it were calling out for me to stop it. I wouldn’t stop till I had the kid bleeding from the nose and mouth as he screamed for help. Then I stopped and walked away without looking back. No one messed with my sister after that day.

FWIW, it’s not just TPM – Associated Press has picked up the story on the verbal attacks and spitting on black legislators.

Money quote:

Among the demonstrators was Delane Stewart, 65, of Cookeville, Tenn., who had come with her husband, Jesse.

“You know what’s coming next if this happens?” she said, referring to the health bill’s passage. “They’re going to come after gun control.”

Retired businessman Randy Simpson, 67, of Seneca, S.C., also said the health bill was just a first step.

“My concerns are about the health care bill, and the direction it takes us is toward communism, quite frankly,” he said.

Hmm….67 years old? How about you giving up your communist Medicare and Social Security if it’s so evil, asshat?

@SanFranLefty: Hmmm…

Not sure how Yahoo works, but Google would use the title of the page there. And the page code itself doesn’t say “Amaricas”.

It may once have said it. But as it stands, it’s something of a stretch to smear Crazy Eyes with a Yahoo search result.

@nojo: You’re the tech guru, not me. Isn’t it more an indictment of what her campaign really thinks of her supporters/contributors that “Amaricas Congress Woman” gets her website to pop up? Kind of how the Breck Girl’s campaign embedded “Rick Perry is gay” and “Gay Rick Perry” to lead people to her website.

@SanFranLefty: Breck shampoo … now that takes me back.

@SanFranLefty: Well, the Yahoo search is actually for “michele bachmann”. And it’s very possible, even likely, that her site was once coded with the typo Yahoo displays. But the typo isn’t on her site now, nor is it on the Yahoo page as cached. There’s no telling how long it was live.

It’s not like we’re lacking for stuff to nail her with. I just don’t think this is one of them.

@SanFranLefty: More to the point:

Michele Bachmann ‘Amaricas Congress Woman,’ Her Website Declares

Well, no. It doesn’t. Maybe it did at one time. But that one time could have been years ago.

That dark cloud covering the sun right now… millions of brackets up in smoke as number one seed Kansas just lost to Northern Iowa.

@libertarian tool: For FUCK’S sake! Bad enough that the St. Mary’s of boring suburb Moraga upset Villanova, but now this??

Northern Iowa?? NORTHERN IOWA????? Really, Kansas? Gaaaaaaaaah!

@libertarian tool:

Asks age old question: “What the fuck is wrong with Kansas?”

Adds: It should have been you, Duke.

@Mistress Cynica: Homofascist is going to win this year’s bracket for no other reason than because he is one of the 3 who did NOT pick Kansas to win the tournament.

@libertarian tool: So last year I checked off the upper team in each bracket, just to see what would happen. It was a nice drive for awhile, until it went off a cliff.

This year? Told Yahoo to just check the seeds. And look where that’s driving me. I’m waving to my old wreckage on the way past.

Yahoo is now advertising the “Second Chance” Brackets – I think MellBell needs to set it up ASAP for us (and Nabisco and anyone else who missed the first cut-off).

@SanFranLefty: More Amarica fun: It seems that story’s been bouncing around since at least Feb. 22 — but even the earliest version I can find sources Yahoo, not Bachmann’s site itself.

@SanFranLefty: Are Yahoo brackets somehow limited to North America? Seems Nabisco tried before the deadline, but couldn’t get in.

@ManchuCandidate: I am now officially rooting for it to be Anybody But Duke. And for HF to be queen of the brackets.

And the Huskies just upset RML’s Lobos, another team I picked for the Final Four.

@Mistress Cynica: Anybody But Puke is my annual approach to March Madness.

@nojo: I don’t think so – perhaps a firewall on a work-issued laptop, or miscalculation of time difference?

@Mistress Cynica: Northern Who? I have Syracuse beating Duke to win it; neither of them has tanked yet.

@Dodgerblue: That’s your bracket? I was trying to figure out who was still alive besides HF and Chicago Bureau.

Yeah, I have Maryland v Syracuse and NM (oops!) v Duke in the Final Four. Who woulda thought that Georgetown, Villanova and Kansas would flame out so early.

I better go out and get some more cheetos. We are going to have some company here in HF’s Basement of Shame.

@Mistress Cynica:
I’ve raised the white flag. I’m donzo. It’s not even mediocre!

Vill and Kansas went down ( 1/2 my final 4) in 24 hrs. I’m going to cheer for Northern Iowa now (who the fuck are they?)

@SanFranLefty:@nojo: Time, and opportunity. By the time I saw the Stinque announcement I was just getting back from a trip entirely without access to the toobs. Plus, I was also completely out of touch with when the dance actually began so when I tried to get in and fill out my bracket the clubhouse door was already locked. For the record, I would have chosen Lehigh to upset Kansas (my one sympathy pick) and for ‘nova to advance, so I wouldn’t be much competition.

@libertarian tool: I, for one, am a liberal that like Cheetos.

@libertarian tool: Flaming Hot Cheetos con Limon, if you’re taking orders.

@SanFranLefty: Flaming Hot is the only way to go. Pick up some beers while you’re out.

@SanFranLefty: @Mistress Cynica: Just want you two to know that I’m about 30 seconds from popping Wanda into the DVD player, courtesy of Netflix. Very soon, I hope to understand about 40% more Stinque content!

Wow, I knew that the racists’ heads would asplode, I thought they’d just flat take to the streets openly about the black president, and its one thing to suspect it, to be pretty sure of it, but now its clear, they can’t, won’t, be open about it, but its slipping through the cracks, the whole teabagger movement, this is the racist uprising.

When I was working for a certain very fine and honorable NJ congressman back in 2002, I had the privilege to meet John Lewis, Congressman Lewis from Georgia, who was called a “nigger” today by the tea party racists. He spoke at an event for my boss (it was always funny to me, when staffers meet, they ask, who is your boss, my boss is so and so, funny terminology to me) and I was with him, taking him to the event, Lewis, I mean, and then I heard him speak, and only then learned just who he is and what he went through, and what he has done.

I would proudly take a baseball bat to those people who did that to him, I would do it on camera, and proudly suffer whatever the fuck sentence I get. Those vile motherfuckers, I am just glad they are taking the hoods off and showing themselves for what they are.

@Promnight: I posted this story on Facebook, and one of the 3 Republicans I know was stupid enough to ask if there was video and suggest this was a “plant.” Last I looked, comments were over 50 as Mr Cyn, a gay friend, and a black friend pummeled her.

Thanks for your support, guys, but even I didn’t expect the Lobos to get past the second round. It would have been nice, but it was not to be. New Mexico played like crap against nobody Montana and the fucking Huskies ate their lunch. The Lobos started the year expected to finish fifth in the Mountain West and came in second after losing to Sandy Eggo State. It was a good run.

So, as you guys know, I spent the day in the classroom portion of my concealed handgun permit class today. Mrs RML said she wanted me to go because things are getting politically crazy and she wanted us to be as well prepared as the goddam tea baggers.

Nice mix of six middle aged guys in a class taught by a retired police firearms instructor. There’s me and a Hispanic electrician, at least half Democrats, couple of other family guys. They got a kick out of me being a liberal Democrat gun owner. No psychos, although we do have one epicurian kind of guy who does not know a lot about shooting handguns and keeps trying to relate it to wingshooting. Dude is a collector of materials for tying traditional Atlantic salmon flies so we were talking fishing.

I got a 95 on my written test, only because I wrote down the wrong letter for one answer. Tomorrow is range day. I’ll be qualifying to carry both a .357 magnum revolver or a 9 mm semi-auto pistol. I loaded a hundred rounds of reduced power .357s to make the shooting portion of the test with the little snub nosed revolver easier, although I could just use the full size model. Game time decision. Also, I’ll be wearing camo cargo pants because its just about a law that at least one guy on the range has to rock the camo. Gotta hop on the treadmill then get a good night’s sleep.

Stewart Udall died today. He been looking pretty frail lately.

I have nothing to say about your so-called [brackets].

But slurs against our great Nation, calling it Socialist, just gives me the heeby-jeebys. Because these pig-fuckers don’t even know what socialism means.

If only we had the benefits of Socialism. Most importantly the benefits of education for all, inspired by Socialism.

And so it appears we have A Deal! For Health Care Reform! Yay!


Now Everyone has health care! Or, they fucking better have it, or else explain it to the IRS!

And this means special interest groups have no power over the policy of our enlightened Democrat-governed administration!

What a wonderful world, indeed the best of all possible worlds, when we have a Democrat stranglehold on political power, and they deem it good to compel us to buy health insurance from private profit-driven corporations, in the hope that somehow this will ensure Obama a second term.

But we can’t’ criticize the man we voted for, because he’s the Commander in Chief, commanding undeclared wars on at least two three fronts, and questioning The Man would be tantamount to treason.

@Pedonator: Do you see anyone here defending Barry?

And no, making a calculated lesser-of-evils judgment doesn’t count.

So… Even though the Iraq Afgan policy is virtually identical to the Bush policy except that is a bigger commitment of men and treasure in Afganistan…
And even thought HCR bill is a virtually identical corporate statist structure to the Bush prescription drug benefit, only bigger and sending more of our money to Insurance corporations in addition to Big Pharma…

It is a lesser evil… Because???

BTW – My first comment using Stinque Mobile. Pretty cool.

@libertarian tool: For one, it’s a lesser evil because Sotomayor and whoever replaces Stevens aren’t nearly as bad as what President McCain would have come up with.

It’s also a lesser evil if President McCain didn’t last to January 20, 2013.

And it’s a lesser evil because we haven’t yet bombed Iran. (We’ll see about kowtowing to Israel.)

But let’s be clear: Barry began his string of Disappointments almost immediately after the primaries. You draw up your list of charges, I’ll sign it.

And while he could never live up to the collective fantasy about him, he hasn’t even thrown progressives a bone to get enthusiastic about. That’s going to haunt him: he may still have their votes, but he’s unlikely to get their money and time.

Oh, and he also blew off an idealistic generation.

Still: Lesser? Yes. Lesser than McCain, lesser than Clinton. You’re invited to go off the menu, but then you run into the larger, enduring problem: This is the government America wants.

@libertarian tool: Oh, and I think you have to refresh the page after commenting using Mobile. It’s a canned system — they’re promising to release a more adaptable version soon.

@Pedonator: @libertarian tool: If you wanna see the true-blue Barry defenders, visit TPM or ThinkProgress. (And probably countless other sites, for all I know.) I just want to challenge the notion that we’re among them.

I don’t need to read them. I get concise summaries from this guy.

I guess I wasn’t that competent using the mobile post from my palm pre after all. It double posted. Although given my state of mind at the time (back from a party for friends moving overseas for a couple years – tequilla, beer, wine and whiskey that I can recall now), I can’t complain. It is sort of coherent and no egregious misspellings. I was afraid of what I was going to see when I looked at it this morning.

@libertarian tool: That mix of liquor and we didn’t even get a “my xion you will dire” post? Impressive, sir. Very impressive.

@nojo: Sorry if that sounded accusatory of Stinque. I didn’t at all mean to imply that Stinquers are loyal zombies following Dear Leader. It’s people like Markos who piss me off with their relentless Demrat boosterism and pragmatism.

@Pedonator: Agreed. I cringe when I see Kos on Countdown, rattling off talking points. He adds nothing to the conversation.

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