Tuesday, March 30, 2010

In a bid to increase revenue for the G.O.P. -- so he can spend the funds on himself -- the R.N.C. chairman has renamed the Party's website Michael Steele's Lesbian Spank Inferno. (Warning: Link not safe for the country.)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Instacracker's Army: The Mugshots

Six Degrees of Misappropriation

According to Kathryn Jean Lopez, there are degrees of misappropriation, the most inappropriate kind being misappropriation to watch strippers.

RNC’s Steele [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

The Feed notes a story today about a shocking possible misappropriation of funds by the chairman of the RNC — including misappropriation of the most inappropriate kind.

I asked an RNC spokesman about the story — specifically the charge that money was spent at Voyeur West Hollywood.

Misappropriation to buy copies of Sarah Palin's book or indulgences from the Pope or Ring-Dings would be inappropriate, but not as inappropriate as blowing the money on lapdances. K-Lo should just be grateful that Steele didn't use RNC funds to pay for his abortions.


Bonus K-Lo Komedy: "I'd argue the Church understands the beauty and power of the feminine more than most, these days." You've confused feminine and prepubescent again, Kathryn. And: "There are decades' worth of [pedophile priest] stories that can and will be drudged up, and they should be." I didn't know Matt was a Catholic.

Naturally, K-Lo's biggest concern about misuse of power in the Church is nuns supporting ObamaCare. How many divisions do those nuns have?

Instacracker's Army, Part II

Here's the government's allegations regarding the plot by Instacracker's Heroes:

The five count indictment, which was unsealed today, charges that between August 2008 and the present, the defendants, David Brian Stone, 45, his wife, Tina Stone, 44, his son, Joshua Matthew Stone, 21, of Clayton, Michigan, and his other son, David Brian Stone, Jr., 19, of Adrian, Michigan, Joshua Clough, 28, of Blissfield, Michigan, Michael Meeks, 40 of Manchester, Michigan, Thomas Piatek, 46, of Whiting, Indiana, Kristopher Sickles, 27, of Sandusky, Ohio, and Jacob Ward, 33, of Huron, Ohio, acting as a Lenawee County Michigan militia group called the Hutaree, conspired to oppose by force the authority of the U.S. government. According to the indictment, Hutaree members view local, state, and federal law enforcement as the "brotherhood", their enemy, and have been preparing to engage them in armed conflict.

The indictment further alleges that the Hutaree planned to kill an unidentified member of local law enforcement and then attack the law enforcement officers who gather in Michigan for the funeral. According to the plan, the Hutaree would attack law enforcement vehicles during the funeral procession with Improvised Explosive Devices with Explosively Formed Projectiles, which, according to the indictment, constitute
weapons of mass destruction. Subsequently, and in furtherance of this plan, David Brian Stone, the Hutaree's leader, obtained information about such devices over the internet and emailed diagrams of such devices to a person he believed capable of manufacturing the devices. He then had his son, Joshua Matthew Stone, and others gather materials necessary for the manufacturing of such devices.

According to the indictment, in June 2009, David Brian Stone and his other son, David Brian Stone, Jr., taught other Hutaree members how to make and use explosive devices intending or knowing that the information would be used to further a crime of violence. In addition, the grand jury charged all nine defendants with carrying or possessing a firearm during a crime of violence on at least one occasion.

U.S. Attorney McQuade said, "Because the Hutaree had planned a covert reconnaissance operation for April which had the potential of placing an unsuspecting member of the public at risk, the safety of the public and of the law enforcement community demanded intervention at this time."

So the timing was convenient, but not in the way that Glenn Reynolds meant. The federal authorities took action to prevent the assassination of a law enforcement official and countless other victims. (We should be grateful that we now have an Administration that can find weapons of mass destruction.)

Reynolds is so full of hatred for Obama that he immediately, and without any consideration of the facts, assumed that the Administration was plotting against its own citizens for improper ends.

Don't expect the 'Cracker to revoke his sneering smear. It won't happen.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?

This William Donahue piece hasn't got much attention.

Donahue's premise is that forty years ago, no one called the cops when their employees got caught molesting kids, so why single out the Catholic Church? (Donahue's answer to the question, by the way, is that the New York Times is a bunch of Jew-loving bigots.) That's a clever way to change the subject, but it doesn't really address the issue.

The Catholic Church didn't just fail to notify authorities, they retained known molestors and moved them to other positions of authority over other children. They failed to protect the children in their care, and facilitated further molestation. Providing rapists with new victims is a lot different than not calling the cops.

More fundamentally, the defense is based on the premise that the Church shouldn't be held to a higher standard of morality, compassion or compentence than a private day care center or local school district. So then what's the point of being a member of the Church? If the Church isn't any better than anyone else at recognizing right from wrong, protecting the helpless from predators or doing the right thing, does it serve any purpose whatsoever?

Donahue says, "Rarely have employers called the cops, and none was required to do so." Really, Bill? That's the standard you advocate? "Had the Catholic Church simply tossed the offenders out, it would have been branded as heartless." Are you shitting me? I don't remember the Sixties, or much of the Seventies, but I am fairly confident that retaining rapists wasn't a fan favorite back then.

Of course, Donahue's premise is false. The Church's entire reason for being was/is to assert that non-marital sex is wrong, that dishonesty and deception are wrong, and that whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believed in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. In practice, the Church said that those rules don't apply -- to it.

The best face that could be put on it is that the Church was protecting itself against its own members, those who stupidly placed their trust in the Church for spiritual guidance. But that doesn't explain why the Church protected their rapists -- terminated pedophiles wouldn't have called attention to the reason they were terminated, since sexual molestation of children was a crime then just as it is a crime now. Both those in control of the Church and the pedophiles shared (and probably still share) the thought that anything they did was not wrong. How else could the Church assert that birth control and premarital intercourse and homosexuality were evil incarnate while condoning and facilitating rape within their ranks?

Donahue has laid out a compelling case why the Catholic Church serves no useful purpose and has no reason to exist. Let's hope more people see the light.

Instacracker's Army

Now is not the right time to arrest religious terrorists, according to Glenn Reynolds. The latest reports on Glenn Reynolds' terriorist pals are coming in:

The FBI arrested a person early Sunday morning in Clarendon Hills in relation to a raid the previous evening at a northwest Indiana home, a spokesman for the agency said.

The arrest coincided with a series of FBI raids and arrests over the weekend across Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The law enforcement action may be tied to an investigation of a Christian militia group in Michigan that sees itself as "actively gearing up and training to fight along the side of Jesus Christ against the forces of Satan," according to a spokesman for another milita group in the state who said he is familiar with the raids.

More here:

The FBI raided a home in the 1900 block of Calumet Avenue in Whiting, Ind. Saturday evening looking for the same person, but it was not until early Sunday that the arrest was made, according to the FBI.


An FBI agent said the home's resident -- a caucasian man who lived there with his brother -- was suspected of making bombs, according to the employee. He said he saw FBI agents took several boxes out of the home, and take away at least two dogs.

The dogs "had been trained to do bodily harm," said the employee.

Reynolds is now on record as siding with bomb-making religious fanatics. It's good to know which side he's on.

Instacracker is going Full Yellow Pajamas. The man should be in a straightjacket:

"THE TIMING APPEARS CONVENIENT: FBI stages domestic raids."

Domestic raids? Where else would the FBI be conducting raids?

And why does Glenn Reynolds support terrorists?

No link to the 'Cracker. 'Cracker's link is to another bedwetting wingnut site.

Update: Here's a little bit about the 'Cracker's pals:

WXYZ-TV reports that helicopters were spotted in the sky for much of Saturday night, and agents set up checkpoints throughout the area. Witnesses told the station that it was like a small army had descended on the area. The Department of Homeland Security and the Joint Terrorism Task Force are also involved in the raids.

Mike Lackomar, of Michiganmilitia.com, said both The Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia and the Michiganmilitia.com are not involved in the investigation and have not been contacted by federal authorities.

Lackomar said he heard from other militia members that the FBI targeted the Hutaree after its members made threats of violence against Islamic organizations.

"Last night and into today the FBI conducted a raid against homes belonging to the Hutaree. They are a religious cult. They are not part of our militia community," he said.

These folks are such scumbags that the Michigan Militia refuses to associate with them. But they're victims in Instacrackerland.

Kudos to the Obama Administration for taking terrorism seriously.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tea Party Eggspress

When he worked for Drudge, he called it foreplay. Must be menopause.

Shocking proof of Barack Obama's Jew-hatred, first revealed by Glenn "Instacracker" Reynolds.

Update: Link fixed.

George Wallace Returns

The wind whipped U.S. and Alabama flags behind Palin as she stood on the makeshift stage, holding a microphone and her notes as she spoke to the crowd.

Teabagger of The Day

Tom Grimes.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — When Tom Grimes lost his job as a financial consultant 15 months ago, he called his congressman, a Democrat, for help getting government health care.


Mr. Grimes, who receives Social Security, has filled the back seat of his Mercury Grand Marquis with the literature of the movement, including Glenn Beck's "Arguing With Idiots" and Frederic Bastiat's "The Law," which denounces public benefits as "false philanthropy."

"If you quit giving people that stuff, they would figure out how to do it on their own," Mr. Grimes said.


Mr. Grimes, for his part, is thinking of getting a part-time job with the Census Bureau. But he is also planning, he said, to teach high school students about the Constitution and limits on government powers.

"I don’t think that the unemployment thing is going to change," he said.

I'm still scratching my head as to how this guy lost his job as a financial consultant.


I see Glenn "Instacracker" Reynolds is craving some of the attention that Glenn Beck has been getting. Says the Victoria Jackson of the Wingnutosphere:

Possibly Obama just hates Israel and hates Jews. That’s plausible -- certainly nothing in his actions suggests otherwise, really.

Certainly Glenn Reynolds hates America and Americans. Everything in his actions suggests exactly that.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Axing of Evil

Once I sold a war machine
Made it run
Lied about all it the time
Once I was the Right Man
Now I'm scum
Conrad, can you spare a dime?

Times are hard for a neo-con Canuck. His primary patron's in stir, and Sugar Daddy II is pleading poverty:

{David] Frum wrote on his Website today that he and AEI president Arthur Brooks "came to a termination" of their relationship. That led many to suggest that Frum was fired because he got so much attention for excoriating the party for refusing to compromise on health care.


"He asked me if I'd like to work for AEI on a non salary basis," Frum added. "He said it had nothing to do with my work and that after all these are hard times."

The market has spoken.

David, I'll offer you 50 cents per post (with a reasonable cap) to blog for Roger Ailes, The Blog. You'll have complete editorial freedom, and will only be edited for style and grammar. Sure, you could go to work for the Daily Choler, but you'll just be back here before your second paycheck bounces. And you can use your real name here too.

The Road to La Brea

The teabagger threats are getting out of hand:

Gary Armstrong, a tea party organizer in East Tennessee, said he recently unsubscribed from FreedomWorks's e-mail list after learning of Armey's record and said "right now, I think we should tar-and-feather Dick Armey."

This is a threat to our national resources. Tar doesn't grow on trees, you know.

Never Buy A Used Textbook From K-Lo

On Karl Rove's Advice [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

From a reader: "I would add bold and italics and lots of additional emphasis to one phrase of what Karl wrote: 'lay out a competing vision.'"

Dammit, We Don't Even Get Credit For The Succcess Of Our Cover Up!

Bill Donahue, Catamite League for Religious and Civil Rights:

But the time has come to ask some serious questions about why the Times is working overtime with wholly discredited lawyers to uncover dirt in the Catholic Church that occurred a half-century ago.

Shorter Bill Donahue, Catamite League for Religious and Civil Rights:

It you rape 'em young enough, by the time they grow up and overcome the shame, you can call it old news.

Is rape a religious right or civil right, Bill?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Isn't It Odd That John McCormack, A Putative Journalist, Makes Shit Up Without Consequences?

In regard to Congressman Bart Stupak, Weakly Standard punching bag John McCormack simpers:

Yes, threats are despicable and should be denounced by all. But wouldn't it have been nice if CBS had informed readers that the "onslaught of threatening messages" he received last week were from those who supported the health care bill? Isn't it odd that CBS didn't cover this story last week?

Odd? Not as odd as the fact that the McCormack Weaper's post contains a link to a story by CBS News dated March 18, 2010 -- that would be last week -- which details Stupak's claim that he got obscene and threatening calls for opposing health care reform.

McCormack's such a fucking infant that he can't be bothered to verify his own bullshit claim. Like many a wingnut, he asserts things because he believes they should be true -- things that he desparately wants to be true -- without making any effort to ascertain the truth. McComack accuses CBS of bias and, in so doing, demonstrates that he's so biased against CBS that he will smear the network with actual malice, that is, reckless disregard for the truth.

Any assertion of fact McCormick makes in the future is guaranteed bullshit. The only question now is whether McCormack will double down on his dishonesty and make his post disappear, now that he's been caught in a lie.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Krappy Kaus Kampaign

The Krappy Kaus Kampaign consists entirely of Kaus posting the same old poorly-written anti-Dem blogposts under a campaign slogan instead of under the Slate.com logo. One suspects that Kaus was canned by Slate but allowed to cover up his termination by disguising it as a career change.

Meanwhile, Kaus' "campaign" consists of peddling fraudulent Palin/Teabagger claims as "common-sense" thoughts. Says the hairless hack:

They–we–know there will almost certainly be a big additional bill to pay down the road. It will be even bigger if, as we can hope and expect, government attempts to restrict potentially useful treatments in the name of economy prove unsustainably unpopular.

Yes, Kaus plays the Death Panels canard. Contrast his concern about government attempts to restrict potentially useful treatments in the name of economy with insurance company attempts to rsetrict potentially useful treatments in the name of economy. What's that? You can't find any posts reflecting Kaus' concern with insurance company restrictions on potentially useful treatments in the name of economy?

But I'm sure Democratic voters will ignore his attacks on health care reform as long as Kaus continues making pointless references to the "Feiler Faster Thesis" and his fake editor. Tell us what you really think about Brian Williams and Meg Whitman's "hotness," Mickey. Who needs health care when you can read self-masturbatory crap on the internets?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Meegan McArdle thinks health care reform is all about her:

Obviously, yes, I was upset yesterday. I'm glad that this could bring so much joy to peoples' hearts, and of course to know that for many people, the happiest part of passing health care reform seems to have been knowing that it made people like me unhappy.

That's just a side effect. How much a policy upsets Meegan is only a measure of the policy's virtue, not an independent source of euphoria.

On the other hand, much joy is derived from the fact that HCR pisses off Instacracker and the Cornerites.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Death Panels Are Go

In anticipation of passage of health care reform, the first death panel will be meeting on April 15, 2010 (natch!) at my house.

Nominations are now open.

Steyned Depends

Our first cramming victim is a Canadian poodle. Fortunately, the poodle was neutered long ago and the bill doesn't address veterinarian services, so the impact on him will be minor.


Cramberry Beret

Why are the people who complain about having something crammed down their throats the people who most deserve having something crammed down their throats?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Terror Suspects Allowed to Play Minesweeper and Spider Solitaire

Usual Wingnuts Evacuate Bladders on Cue; Seek Ways to Blame Time-Traveling Obama Administration

Freedom and Fraud

The pissing match between lunatic Debbie Schlubbel and more widely known lunatic Sean Hannity is escalating. Hannity is slamming the Flomax and is ready to return fire.

Here's Lt.Criminal Ollie North's apparently retroactively dated response to Schlubbel. Absolutely none of the donations to the scholarship fund were used to fortify the North Family Compund -- Ollie will swear to that fact, under oath!

In the end, the wingnuts will line up between Hannity, who can deny them access to FOX and the wingnut radio waves if they defy him. Plus, they've already bought their tickets for Freedom Concert '10, starring the Rossington-Colmes Band.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Choad To The White House Capitol

Hairless Republican Mickey Kaus kicks off his Senate campaign by claiming to be a Democrat. His announcement fails to identify a single issue on which he agrees with the Democratic Party. Maybe one of the 80 media suck-ups doing a puffer on Kaus's shampaign could ask him about that.

Kaus does repeat his hatred of unions and immigrants, but wisely refrains from republishing his contempt for Erza Klein's youth and ability to grow hair. Kaus also claims to embody "common sense," repeating the phrase like he's Sharia Plain with Tourette's Syndrome.

Of course, Kaus has done nothing to expand his voting base beyond right-wing bloggers, who are scarce in California, and people who so badly want Slate.com not to suck that they'll do anything.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Why Does Kaus Refuse to Press The Flesh?

Mickey Kaus claims to have gotten the idea for his Senate run from his dermatologist.

The question is: what's Kaus's disorder?

Monday, March 08, 2010

The Kaus Kampaign Kicks Off

In yet another right-wing puff piece, the hairless Republican announces that he wants to run for the Senate on The Washington Post Company's dime:

Kaus said he’s "serious about running and making the biggest impact I can." But he clearly doesn't expect to defeat Boxer. He doesn't have any public speeches or events planned. He envisions a low-cost campaign of ideas, harnessing the Web to spread his message and fundraise.

A key question is whether or not Kaus will continue with his blog, which is part of Slate. He says he wants to keep blogging -- and getting paid --during the campaign. He'll meet with Slate executives this week to try to hash out his status there."

No one ever accused Slate or Kaus of being ethical, so I am sure something can be worked out.

The article also says that Kaus is running because "says he can reach people that he didn't with his blog." Yet he doesn't intend to speak to the public or hold campaign events. So how does he reach people who don't read his blog? Banner ads on LivestockLoving.com?

Shorter Ross Douchehat

It takes dynamite to get me up
Too much of everything is just enough
One more thing I just got to say
I need a miracle every day,
I need a miracle every day,
I need a miracle every day, (got to be the only way)
I need a miracle

Sunday, March 07, 2010

When You're Out of Your Depth, You're Out of Ideas

Shorter Instacracker: You can't buy the federal government, you can only rent it.

Why isn't "Doctor" Helen commenting on this horrific story of woman-on-man violence?

At age 9 -- and already a political nerd -- he became a spirited supporter of Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential smackdown against John F. Kennedy. So intense was his devotion that he landed a coveted Nixon bumper sticker and displayed it proudly on his bicycle basket -- until a little girl in his neighborhood who favored JFK beat the stuffing out of him, bloodying his nose and ego.

The psychological damage caused by this assualt, and the resulting consequences for the entire nation, have been devastating. The men's rights movement needs to make such crimes against men -- and Republicans -- more widely known. A Very Special PJTV interview with the victim could get the word out to tens of Americans.

Hate Crimes and Haters

Three men from Hayward, Calif. have been charged in San Francisco with assault with a deadly weapon, hate crimes and attempted mayhem for shooting a gay man with a BB gun. The men allegedly admitted to targeting gay victims, and allegedly videotaped their crimes.

Cretins such as Mark Steyn suspect the suspects are Muslims because of their names. Delusional cretins such as Pam Oshry suspect a cover-up by the District Attorney and the media because the men who are being prosecuted aren't identified as Muslims in the newspaper accounts of the crime. (No link to the delusional cretin.)

Shit Steyn is positively orgasmic over the thought that the perpetrators of anti-gay violence are Muslim. Steyn doesn't know the men's religion(s) or whether their actions were motivated by religious beliefs, but that doesn't matter to him. I'm confident Shit has been equally critical of anti-gay shootings and assaults by people of other religions and nationalities. I'm so confident that I don't even need to look for confirmation. I'm sure it exists. How could it not?

The biggest problem Steyn has (apart from his poodle toupee) is that the men have been arrested and charged, and face enhanced punishment for committing hate crimes regardless of their religion. So Shit can't pretend that our godless liberal enclaves are under the thrall of Sharia law. If convicted, the three gentleman will recieve serious punishment, and that punishment will be enhanced because of their bigotry. And Steyn will remain free to spew his bigotry, as long as he doesn't act on it.

The system works.

Libertarian Shooter Storms Pentagon Dressed As Pimp, Breitbart, FOX News Report

Officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency said Mr. Bedell emerged from the Pentagon subway station Thursday evening and made his way to a nearby guard post. When officers asked for his identification, Mr. Bedell, who was wearing a white button-down shirt and blazer, pulled out a pistol and started shooting.

Explanation here.

The best way to protect ourselves from libertarrorists, i.e., trust fund terrorists, is to conduct random stops and full-cavity searches of 20 to 40 year old men who would look at home at CPAC/YAF/VDARE conventions, or in the comments section at Reason Hit & Run.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A world in which 46-year-old, brilliant and generous pseudonymous bloggers die is not a world in which I want to live.

You are missed, Al.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

It's a shame that MoDo was in the middle of her annual liposuction rotation when Desiree Rogers resigned her position. Sally Quinn's corpse is too dessicated to provide a proper stoning.


Hairless hack Mickey Kaus already has the endorsement of two leading lights in the Teabagger Party -- Glenn Reynolds and the Doughy Pantload. Moe Lane, however, has refused to endorse.

Michael Barone is already fantasizing about Senator Boxer conducting opposition research on Kaus, which is an effort better left to The Discovery Channel.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Things You Won't Hear On FOX News

Andy Breitbart's little whores have failed again. Gawker has the details:

Things Repeated Often Enough Still Not Actually True

Kings County DA Charles Hynes says "no criminality has been found" after his investigation into ACORN. Earlier reports from the former Massachusetts DA ACORN hired to investigate themselves and the Congressional Research Office also found no evidence of law-breaking.

The Teabaggers Have Their Senate Candidate in California

He's Tancredo, he's rested and he's creepy. But will California vote slaphead?

Pioneering political blogger Mickey Kaus took out papers filed to run for U.S. Senate in California, he told LA Weekly. The Venice resident said he'll run this year against Barbara Boxer for her seat. He said he took out filed papers at with the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters, although a spokeswoman there could not yet confirm the filing.

We can only hope that the Washington Post Company will do the right thing and prohibit the pint-sized wingnut from using its website to promote his campaign.

Kausforsenate.com and kaus2010.com are unregistered, as is votegoat.com. The lack of preparation on Kaus's part is stunning.

This episode smells like a publicity stunt. Kaus wouldn't have the stones to run, if only because a campaign would require him to answer questions rather than rely on his just-asking-questions/I'm-a-clever-contrarian-or-am-I?/I'm-a-Dem-even-though-I-hate-all-Dem-and-all-Dem-policies word games. The Tea Baggers won't support Kaus fully, or with money, until he comes out of the closet and hires Andrew Breitbart as his spokesperson.

Don't Drink and Blog, Kids

Ann Alchouse, reading the Drudge Report over a box of '09 Chateau Kenosha, expresses concern about the President's alcohol intake.

Of course, Altsouse misquotes the report of Obama's physical. But we shouldn't assume she was drunk. Extreme incompetence and bitterness are just as likely to explain her incoherent remblings.