Saturday, November 6

This young wingnut has it All

We have met the young Yoshida san a couple of times already, he's the guy that wants to stomp my face in the curb. Well I got curious and decided to take a look at what all the fuss was about, and he is a good little brownshirt. He introduces himself as: Adam Teiichi Yoshida: ultra-conservative political commentator.
Four More Years! AKA: Take That, You Sons of Bitches

So, George W. Bush won. And he’s done so by a solid margin. The Democrats’ attempted coup managed to last all of eight hours. Not only is the President the first candidate to win a majority of the vote in a Presidential Election since 1988, but he also won more popular votes than any other candidate in history. The Democrats spent months telling us that high voter turnout would equal a win for them but, as it turns out, when 60% of the electorate showed up at the polls it translated into a Bush lead of nearly four million votes. In short: take that, you sons of bitches.

He also had the most votes ever cast against, a candidate in history, so you could say that more people voted against him, than any other president in history. What do either of these things have to do with anything? Nothing, just a pile of straw from which to craft a useless thesis, and an excuse to vent some pent up rage. Maybe Michelle Malkin can help you release some of your frustration.
The Democrats are now talking about how this is a signal that Bush should “bring the country together”. Translated into American, this means “now that you’ve won, you should surrender to us.” The hell with that. We’ve won. Winning means not having to say you’re sorry. Bush already brought a majority of Americans together: they voted for him. He doesn’t need to reach out to them: they need to reach out to him.
I believe that the President is supposed to govern the country and it's citizens as a whole. This usually involves an attempt to "bring the country together", civics 101 my friend. This world you describe, where the loosing side should in no way attempt to "represent" those who sent them to office, may be a wet dream of yours, but is not a historical artifact. It matters not whether by your calculus, they be subhuman untermenchen, worthy only of your contempt. I guess we are living in 4 America's now, the two that Edwards spoke of, the "don't give a shit" crowd that Richard Cranium alludes to, and this new construct that Adam and fellow wingnuts are trying to peddle.
If anyone needs to work to “bring the country together” it’s those on the left who have divided it so badly. Those who sought to destroy this great man should get down upon their knees and beg the victors for mercy. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll let a few of them linger on for the simple reason that they amuse us. My life’s goal is to see the Democratic Party virtually obliterated and left as a rump of people like Stephanie Herseth who both mostly agree with us anyways and are easy on the eyes.
Now we get Comedy Central. Bush playing Caesar, has wiped out Pompey and Crassus, who must be played in this dramatic construct, by Kerry and the SCLM. Kerry and the *cough* "liberal" *cough* media are guilty for the bitter divide in this country and if they want to live, should kneel before the great man and beg for mercy.

OK I think I understand the problem. Adam believes that the United States is the Roman Empire and now that the Democrats have been vanquished with a slim plurality, the geometric progression that Adam uses to count the votes, (1 republican vote = 1 vote, 2 republican votes = 4 votes, 3 republican votes = 8 votes, 4 =16, 5 = 32... you can see where this leads), means that bush won the election with a total of 150% and Kerry had -50% of the vote. In that case all we are good for is as court jesters and eye candy.
That’s the future of the Democratic Party: providing Republicans with a number of cute (but not that bright) comfort women.
I believe that the old slave master term (via Roots) was belly warmer, I guess with the geometrical progressive vote counting calculus, democrats should feel lucky to be slaves, and the cute and female will serve as vehicles of pleasure for the virile Yoshida, and the rest of us consigned to the fields.
Let’s face a hard truth: this was the bitterest Presidential campaign in living memory. The Democrats and their allies staked everything on the defeat of this President. All of the resources they had accumulated over a generation of struggle were thrown into this battle: and they have failed. Despite all of their tricks, despite all of their lies, the people have rejected them. They mean nothing. They are worth nothing. There’s no point in trying to reach out to them because they won’t be reached out to. We’ve got their teeth clutching the sidewalk and out boot above their head. Now’s the time to curb-stomp the bastards.
This is the money shot, those not fit for the fields can serve to satisfy the bloodthirsty urges that remain after he has had his way with the cute comfort women. I am pretty sure that with his dreams of Empire, and given his clear respect for the fair sex, that Adam writes his columns in the vicinity of a Kleenex Box, and if he channels Howard Hughes from time to time there is probably a box filled with the results of his many "conquests".

Shorter me - Adam does not get laid.
The first obvious major fight is going to be over the confirmation of the next Chief Justice of the United States and probably a new Associate Justice as well. The reason for saying this should be obvious: William Rehnquist is an ill man and, I think, the obvious candidate to replace him is none other than Clarence Thomas who would be, of course, the first black Chief Justice but who would also, much more importantly, be the most conservative one in living memory. His seat could then be given to another solid conservative and then, once Stevens, Ginsberg, or O’Conner goes, we can get a real conservative majority on the court: and keep it for a decade or more.
There is so much going on here, I'll just let it stand. This is what one of the NRO folks was willing to trade 2008 for, when things weren't looking so good for the dauphin, oops, I meant Caesar teusday afternoon.
It’s worth stepping back to think about the scale of what we have accomplished. We’ve fought back and won against the most destructive attack in the modern history of Presidential campaigns. Despite all of the books, movies, television shows: despite the seeming involvement of all of Hollywood and all of Academia, they lost. They used every trick in the book against us: and they lost. We now control the White House, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and a majority of State Governorships. The Republican Party is now, truly, the majority party in the United States.

I have it on good authority that this character is Canadian, which may explain some of his understanding of the constitution, he saw Republic and immediately assumed Rome.

But let us step back and appreciate the scale of this accomplishment. A still questionable election was decided by a difference of 1.5 percent of the eligible voting population. And with a media shilling, whoring, and covering for the incumbent, bush was able to cross the Rubicon unscathed, and a myth was born. I am not sure how different today is from 2 years ago when they took control of all branches of government, oh, and that they have held two branches, (the house and fourth estate) for ten years. I am beginning to suspect that Adam is a Puppy, a young, but fire breathing wingnut who has just cut his teeth, maybe I should stop the beating......., not so much.
This is a mandate. Not only for the President to carry on and win the War on Terrorism, but also to make other needed reforms. To begin: the massive landslides for the eleven state Gay Marriage amendments, even the one in Oregon, show that the Federal Marriage Amendment will carry if it proves to be needed. Better still, with these majorities, the President will have a real shot at enacting some form of entitlement reform in the coming years.
Massive landslides for legislated hate = real shot for the legislation of morality. Young Adam might want to keep in mind that Masterbation may one day be considered Murdiddlyurder, and I don't think he'd like that so much.
This is a decisive moment in American history. There’s no denying this fact. The nation stood at the crossroads yesterday and the people choose to go the right way. They rejected the Democrat Party and the pernicious things that those people stand for.
Whenever someone says "There's no denying the fact" after making a supposition, they are trying to slip facts not in evidence past the goalie, but I agree with the supposition, Your guys chose to continue to stack bodies like cordwood in Iraq (our own, and those of Iraqi women and children and other non-combatants).

It seems to me that just over half of an electorate motivated by fear, greed, hatred and bigotry, or simply ignorant "chose" your Caesar, and just under half "chose" the other guy, in fact [see].

Pernicious: (adj) a. Tending to cause death or serious injury; deadly: a pernicious virus. b. Causing great harm; destructive.

Yeah that would be a fitting definition of those evil democrats.
Michael Moore and his ilk have been rejected by the people. Treason didn’t carry the day. Forgeries and lies failed to produce the results that they wanted.
Adam, If you have the dish network, I just saw a comercial for "5th wheel Uncencored: Naked Dating 3. For only 6.95 you can see some boobies (you might need a second dish). And you can revel in the knowledge that Micheal Moore is not the President of the United States, or the Canadian Prime Minister.
It was closer than we’d like, of course. Far too close. I still can’t believe that anyone voted for John Kerry. John Kerry was a personification of everything that’s wrong with the Democrat Party today. A traitor in his youth, he proposed policies of economic division at home and which would have brought military defeat abroad. The once-proud Democratic Party of people like Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson has been reduced to such a level as to become little better than the party of AIDS, abortion, adultery and appeasement.
The analytically, assertive, award for analogous alliterative amplitude, goes to Adam Yoshida, peddler of puerile and putrescent, pablum, general of generational groupthink, and hopefully homecoming homer (the poet that is).
But, whatever, we won: to hell with the rest of them. Those who didn’t support Bush can go and perform a certain anatomically impossible act. They lost, now they can sit in the back of the bus.
Democrats can fuck themselves, and sit with the niggers in the back of the bus.
Thank God Almighty. So tell me friend how do you feel about hitler, and what is your opinion regarding the internment of Japanese during WWII?


Yoshida san is in fact a Canadian, and the fourth entry in google yields this:
Adam Yoshida: Too Extreme for Free Republic Ouch.


From todays column, and I promise to pay the little canadian wingnut no more attention.
Take a look at Holland. A filmmaker produces a film critical of Islam (specifically the beating of women in Islam!) and, in response, he’s murdered by a gang of thugs.
The beating of women in Islam? Where is Islam or did he mean the beating off to the playboy edition of the "girls of Islam". Who knows.

A couple of comments.

One funny, and one a repeat, and disgusting. The first from Kos poster wilderness wench.
I'm beginning to think the supposed Christian flavor of the vote has more to do with the miracle of the loaves & fishes than with any actual mandate ..
Now for a statement that is beyond pale.
Let’s face a hard truth: this was the bitterest Presidential campaign in living memory. The Democrats and their allies staked everything on the defeat of this President. All of the resources they had accumulated over a generation of struggle were thrown into this battle: and they have failed. Despite all of their tricks, despite all of their lies, the people have rejected them. They mean nothing. They are worth nothing. There’s no point in trying to reach out to them because they won’t be reached out to. We’ve got their teeth clutching the sidewalk and out boot above their head. Now’s the time to curb-stomp the bastards.
Sounds like a scene out a movie starring Edward Norton as a skinhead. Teeth clutching the sidewalk, boot above the head, curb stomping. Is this appropriate? What did we do to you, Adam Yoshida, that has you publishing your violent fantasies. Your guys "won" allready, you guys have your neocon wetdreams and class warfare, what the fuck drives your need to fantacize about stomping my head on the curb. Aside from the fact that you wish me harm I harbor no ill will toward you sir. More later from the party of Love American Style™ the GOP.

More projectitude

Over at Niewarts place I cought this gem of republican tolerance. I haven't run across this genius Yoshida before.
Let’s face a hard truth: this was the bitterest Presidential campaign in living memory. The Democrats and their allies staked everything on the defeat of this President. All of the resources they had accumulated over a generation of struggle were thrown into this battle: and they have failed. Despite all of their tricks, despite all of their lies, the people have rejected them. They mean nothing. They are worth nothing. There’s no point in trying to reach out to them because they won’t be reached out to. We’ve got their teeth clutching the sidewalk and out boot above their head. Now’s the time to curb-stomp the bastards.
I am pleased to find that for the second time in my life (miscegenation laws the first) that I am not to be considered a citizen in some places and by some folks, even folks with foreign sounding names. Now my favorite conservative pony Michelle Malkin, who no doubt considers me a second class citizen, has her panties in a bunch over a Michael Moore piece and an image you have probably seen before.

[.....apparently michelle or her webmaster did
not like me linking to her page, for convenience
I assure you, not because i am a welfare queen....

This paragraph is particularly noteworthy:
I'd also like to point out that 'War President' is an image. It is not a textual statement or rhetorical argument. An image is like an empty room and any message that one reads in that room necessarily came in the baggage one carried when one walked in the door.

EXACTLY. While American Leftist sees and intended his creation to be seen as Michael Moore does--as some sort of slam against Bush for causing the deaths of American soldiers--the image carries a radically different meaning for those of us who honor the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and who honor our newly-reelected leader of the free world for his decisiveness, conviction, and fortitude in pursuit of the common defense.

So, thanks, Michael Moore, for posting a moving tribute to our soldiers and to our president, who has demonstrated what it takes to stand up to evil abroad and hatred at home.

If ever there were an image that served as a poignant reminder that freedom is not free (something liberals like Moore adamantly refuse to grasp), this one is it.
"Hatred at home", right, like that fomented by Rove to drive his base to the polls."....liberals like Moore adamantly refuse to grasp" right.....I don't think any of us in the reality based community refuse to grasp anything, we get it, but feel free to project the attitudes of your constituency onto ours, we are used to it.

Living a life free of consequence

Those who chose bush were motivated by greed, fear, hatred, or a combination thereof. Those who would argue otherwise can only plead ignorance, likely the willfull kind, and that doesn't let you off the hook. Richard Cranium of the ASZ looks at Edwards' two America, theme and finds that in fact there are three America's:
In the afterglow of our most recent buggering by the GOP machine, what strikes me, given all of the GOTV work I've done in the past year, is how many people simply don't give a rat's ass. What's worse is that there is literally no way to engage these people. For every voter I spoke with or registered, there were five who just didn't want to be bothered, and no amount of talking or political prosthelytizing by me was going to change their mind.
It's the "don't give a shits" that drove us off a cliff yesterday. I'm at a huge loss as to how to engage this missing bloc of the electorate, and I don't even know if there's ultimately an answer.
He does have a point. While i wait for the final numbers of the turnout, it seems that for now the number is in the vicinity of 113 million, an increase of 10 million voters. Now given that in one NC precinct, election workers were told that machines could handle 10,000 votes when in fact they could only tally 3,500, led to the irrefutable disenfranchisement of 4,500 early voters. Right down the memory hole.
Jack Gerbel, president and owner of Dublin, California-based UniLect, said Thursday that the county's elections board was given incorrect information. There is no way to retrieve the missing data, he said.
I do have to say that a company named Unilect would be pretty appropriate in this case, and I would certainly be royally pissed if I have voted early in this county. Of course I think it is a legitimate to wonder how widespread this might have been.
Lots of ireegularities in FL and OH, suprise suprise.

Since between blogger and computer freezes eating this post up, I'll try to cover a couple of points. Given the media has been able to keep the wraps on an amazing variety of incompetance, many people live in an alternated reality, they do not see the ramifications of our foreign policy, they have been insulated from the true costs of war, or the disastrous economic policy. They are living in a reality where nothing has consequence, cost, and they are constantly insulated from the future impact. A PIPA report recently released (you can find it google PIPA) suggests that most bush voters were more likely to agree with Kerry on the issues than bush, strike one for ignorance.

I guess the last point I want to make, is that I realize that most of the people in the greed and hate groups, actually do not consider us Americans. I am not sure what the actuall representation of this particular group is but it is larger than I thought. Digby shares his thoughts here, and links to this bit of odious screed.
The left must be defeated in the realm of ideas, just as it was on Tuesday at the ballot box. The left hates the ballot box and loves its courtrooms, which is why it hopes to continue to advance its agenda through the courts. This must end.

The left bewitches with its potions and elixirs, served daily in its strongholds of academe, Hollywood and old media. It vomits upon the morals, values and traditions we hold sacred: God, family and country. As we learned Tuesday, it is clear the left holds the majority of Americans, the majority of us, in contempt.
Is this an accurate characterixation of any democrats that you know? I certainly do not recognize myself in this characterization, but apparently more people buy into this bullshit than I previously believed. I guess I can pull shit out of my ass like the last sentence, It certainly would be more accurate to replace left with right. Notice "the majority of Americans, the majority of us," I personally don't like a lot of things about the way republicans go about their business, but I would never suggest that they were not Americans.

In conclusion, I think that we won this thing, and all the handwringing going on about what we need to do is both good and bad, but two things we need to focus on are transparency in the election process, and reform in the media. Decrease the liklihood of fraud, decrease the number of the ignorant. Does our message and approach need tweaking, probably, and finding a way to reduce the number of don't give a shit's would go a long way toward building a coalition for social justice.

Thursday, November 4

The concept of free will is a gift from god

Something that the Talibornagains, or Theocons have forgotten. But then again they really don't do religion, they do moral superiority. Makes it alot easier to live with the beams in their eyes. There is a great quote from Jesus about Judgement in Corinthians, that I'll have to dig up. Suffice it to say that Gay marriage seems to have created the motivation to get enough people to the polls that the election could be stolen. We have a lot of greedy, and bigoted children running loose in this young country of ours, and that fear of gays trumped fear of never-ending wars of conquest and quagmire is a sad thing to realise.

Fantastic piece on the Dominionists, Digby throws the heat, and Palast explains the how and why of the Kerry victory.

Yesterday as I was coming out of the fog, I started thinking about how to do better next time, message framing, finding our own set of buttons to motivate people, and others. In every case, I found that it would take a Media willing to spread the message. The GOP propaganda dispensary A.K.A. our media, will not carry that message, so we will have to find another way.

My biggest fear is that "mandate boy" will have to run the country off the cliff, before the decent people (read reality challenged, as opposed the the fundimentalist reality disengaged) wake up and smell the coffee. I would prefer that we get the message out and thanks to over reaching by "mandate boy" can take the house back. In the end, when the house of cards comes down around our heads, the Republicans will have no one to blame but themselves. "mighty big petard you got there Dub, be careful.

Sunday, October 31


"Wanna see a wallet made out of human skin, check out wierd US next"

What could a wallet made out of human skin, a backyard nuclear missles and a bearded lady all have in commen find out next on "Weird US" next on the History Chanell

They like to scare people.

So I am watching one of the new and easy going Bush commercials. You know the one that has a checklist of items with portraits of different people on a white background. President bush will blah, blah, blah, lie, lie, lie. John Kerry will lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie. (blah and lie take the place of charges made by the advertisment)

Now lets make an ad that would send the faithful flocking to the polls.

George Bush will make sure that (insert any bigoted, theocratic, wet dream here)

John Kerry will make it so a gay black man will impregnate your teenage daughter, and make sure that she won't be able to get an abortion, not in Switzerland an not in Mexico, you will only be able to get one in France.

Later I will float some other ideas for PsyOps using republican boogie men to scare the crap out of them. Or how to creep out the bigots and fundies.