Thursday, November 09, 2006

Beyond Macaca: A Time for Remembrance 

I really think it's important that before these horrible, horrible people are consigned to the dustbin of history, we take a few moments to share our fondest memories of them. Got a favorite Santorum anecdote? A notable Burns quip? An immemorial DeLay mot juste? An exemplary piece of Pombo legislation? A standout Rummy moment? A favorite Katherine Harris photo, video, audo clip? The list could go on and on.

Let this post be your archive of happiness.

Also: Has anyone noticed that things have been a little slow over at the NRCC website? Their latest "headline" is from 11/6, and they have a "Meet the Candidates" profile of Ray Meier (NY-24), who is no longer a candidate, having gotten the crap kicked out of him by Michael Arcuri. Elsewhere on the homepage, our attention is directed to "America's Robust Economy."

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Elected Party vs. The Party of Macaca 

John Aravosis, taking note of this from MSNBC

The Constitution states that “Each house shall be the judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own members,” so in the end the decision will be up to the Senate and the newly-sworn in House in January whether to seat a would-be member who shows up with the certificate of election from his state’s governor.

correctly observes:

So that means, if the Republicans try to steal the election in the Senate, the decision finally goes to the new majority - that would be a Democratic majority of 50-49 - so we win anyway. The only thing "gained" by any Republican effort to play the sore loser will be that the Republicans will drag our nation through a new electoral disaster for months, all in order to highlight that they are the party of Macaca.

The Winner has stood up. Macaca, for the sake of our great nation, must stand down, pack his noose, and get the fuck out.

Eat Shit!!! 

Rat's comment in the previous post is spot-on. Here at AmCop, we should celebrate the Democratic Victory in terms of a Celebration of Shit-Eating. So this is a post in which all are invited to list everyone who can EAT SHIT!

First of all, phony racist meathead wifebeater Felix Allen Macacawitz Jr. can EAT SHIT!

Craggy, batty, nasty old racist Conrad Burns can EAT SHIT!

Man-on-Dog, Christ-killing pervert Rick Santorum can EAT SHIT!

Lying, cheating extremist wingnut Michael Steele can EAT SHIT!

Homosexual, gay-bashing Republican National Committee chairman Ken Mehlman can EAT SHIT!

That's just the beginning. There's a lot of shit being eaten today, my friends!

Blicero Owes Rat a Big Fat Nickel 

Which, I'm a bit ashamed to say, is more than I contributed to political candidates this year.

But considering the $17,000 I spent for nothing in 2000, 2002, and 2004, I figure I'm still on the proper side of the balance.

Looks like America voted "Democrat"!

Now, it comes down to this: it's 2:21 a.m. and Webb is ahead by 12,000 votes. And the talking shitheads on the cable news networks are themselves declaring the inevitability of a recount in Virginia. You can bet that if Allen was ahead by even 47 votes, Wolf Blitzer would be demanding Webb's immediate concession and Jeff Greenfield would be preaching against the evils of dragging our great nation through the pain of a constitutional crisis. And you can bet that tomorrow's news will be wall-to-wall coverage of the "fraud" perpetrated by "urban" voters in Virginia.

But does anyone doubt that Webb won the vote by at least 4%? He MUST NOT CONCEDE under any circumstance.

Even when the armadas of Confederate flag-bearing Humvees are dispatched to Richmond to seize the Capitol.

UPDATE: CNN's late-night hosts just did a mini-segment on the "dirty campaigning" in VA, MO, and MD. If you had just tuned in to CNN but hadn't previously been following this election you would have been:
--informed that the FBI was currently investigating misleading and harrassing robo-calls in VA, but would have no clue which party had been conducting and paying for the calls;
--shown a clip of defeated candidate Harold Ford, Jr., imploring his supporters not to be angry, but no reference to the Corker television ad they might have been angry about;
--told of "misleading" information being distributed in Maryland, but no description of the material or mention of which party had distributed it.

This is your media. They just CANNOT say that the Rethugs lied, cheated, broke the law, and STILL LOST. They can't say it.

UPDATE: Why, as of 11:56 a.m., does CNN.com's homepage declare that Webb leads Allen by "fewer than 6,000 votes," when THEIR OWN NUMBERS show Webb leading by 8,132? WHY???

I know, this will all be irrelevant very soon when Felix Macacawitz Jr. is forced to concede that HE LOST.


Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Thank God 

Yes, this was way too close, Maryland should be ashamed of itself, and will now have to face an immanent spraying with high-pressured liquid shit--but still, at the same time, as long as "Democrat" Michael Steele will not be entering the Senate, I really almost don't care what else happens tonight.

UPDATE: With 81% of precincts reporting, Cardin leads by 8%. Looks like Maryland might just stay dry after all!

Monday, November 06, 2006

"A Matter of Judgment" 

The media must be killed. But how can you kill what's dead?

On the Diane Rehn Show this morning--a show that is meant to give political analysts leeway to say what they think--Diane (bless her) asked guest Juan Williams point blank about the partisan source of these calls.

Rehm: "Do you see Democrats making these same kinds of calls attempting to suppress or confuse Republican voters?"

Williams: "Gee, Diane, that was a judgmental question [giggle]."

Rehm: "You think so?"

Williams: "To suppress or confuse, no, I think that on both sides they're making an intense effort, and in fact the Democrats are making an intense effort to try to catch up with the Republicans' get-out-the-vote efforts, and part of that is reaching out to voters. making sure voters are engaged, trying to keep up the intensity."

Williams--who's supposed to be a liberal pundit or at least plays one on TV--then vamps for nearly a minute about how much money each party is spending on GOTV in this or that race before ending thusly:

Williams: "Whether or not you would describe that as suppression or trying to encourage or intensify your support is I guess a matter of judgment."

Rehm then follows up a few minutes later by reading a couple listener emails:

Rehm: “One from Missouri says: ‘Every single one of the messages, for as far as I can bear to listen to them, pounds home the idea that one or the other Democratic candidate in Missouri supports abortion and is in favor of killing babies.’ Another from Jeff says: 'Please make clear these harassing robocalls calls are being made entirely by Republicans in order to suppress Democratic turnout and these calls are not being made by shadowy Republican operatives but rather by the National Republican.' Juan Williams, what do you know about these calls?"

Williams: "Well, these calls are being made. And the idea in that Missouri race, which is a very tight race, as you know, between Jim Talent and Claire McCaskell, talent is the incumbent Republican, first time Senator, McCaskell is the challenger, the Democrat, what you have is a state where stem cell research has been a huge issue."

Williams then goes on for a half minute of week-in-reviewish observations about how both sides have framed the stem cell issue. But he fails to address the second emailer’s point other than with the passive “calls are being made” statement he began with.

enduring freedom 

The Military Commissions Act, which legalizes indefinite secret detention and torture, and gives the President shiny new powers to declare martial law, was passed this month. New Halliburton detention facilities are under construction across the land, and apparently the CIA has requested that tortured prisoners be prohibited from speaking about their experiences after they're released.

If you're thinking about getting the fuck out of this sick farce of a country you might want to move up the timetable on your plans:

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (HSA) has proposed that all airlines and cruise lines be required to obtain clearance for each passenger they propose taking into or out of the United States.

"This proposed rule implements the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 requirement that such information be provided to the government before departure of the aircraft. This proposed rule provides air carriers a choice between transmitting complete manifests no later than 60-minutes prior to departure of the aircraft or transmitting manifest information on passengers as each passenger checks in for the flight, up to but no later than 15 minutes prior to departure."

"Under both options, the carrier will not permit the boarding of a passenger unless the passenger has been cleared by CBP (Customs and Border Protection)."

When the DHS system comes into effect next January, your U.S. Passport won't matter, if the agency says "no" to a clearance request, or doesn't answer the request at all, you won't be permitted to enter-or leave-the United States. The decision would probably be made without a warrant, and come with many violations to your rights.


Personally, I prefer Mexico to Canada, but I believe there should be open and vigorous public debate about which is the better choice for sane people. After all, isn't that what democracy is all about?

Never underestimate the Republican turnout machine!! 

Mild weather could benefit Democratic candidates, with pollsters detecting more enthusiasm among Democratic than Republican voters. But experts in both parties caution: never underestimate the Republican turnout machine.

(Imagine the people in the picture are black, poor, elderly, etc.)

Election Eve Roundup! 

Well, look at how interesting the "political landscape" has all of a sudden become! Why, look at all the "November surpises"! The Election Eve "verdict" in the Saddam "trial"? Millions of fraudulent "robo-calls" to Democratic voters? Touch-screens out of whack all over the country? "Tightening" polls?

Who whudda thunk it??

Looks like Karl Rove, that "evil genius," has gone and done it again!! I guess now we know why he had that peculiar "smile" on his "face"!!!


Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Taking Responsibility" 


In the letter read Sunday, Haggard took responsibility for his actions, saying "I am guilty of sexual immorality" and noted that "the things I did opened the door for additional allegations."

"The things I did opened the door for additional allegations"? What the hell that does that mean? For what is he "taking responsibility"? If Haggard's statement were one of my students' essays, there would be a lot of brackets, a lot of question marks, a lot of scrawling in the margins.

He asked the congregation to also forgive his accuser, who Haggard said has revealed "the deception ... that was in my life."

To forgive his accuser OF WHAT? Making true statements?

An overflow congregation responded to the announcement with a standing ovation.

What are they applauding? That is, what do they think they're applauding? Do they have any sense of why they're standing and bringing their hands together to create percussive sounds?

Dying Fascist Empire to Applaud State Murder in Theocratic Shithole 

Well, read the story in the newspapers.


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