Saturday, September 12, 2009

Guess It's Nationwide, Not Just in Longmont...

Politico: Republicans worry they're becoming known less for ideals than petty vitriol.
"Neither party has an exclusive on wack jobs,"
said Republican media consultant Mark McKinnon.
"Unfortunately, right now the Democrats generally get defined by President Obama, and Republicans, who have no clear leadership, get defined by crackpots -- and then they begin to define the Republican Party in the mind of the general public."
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hat tip to the Drudge Retort!

Better Things to Do?

From Los Angeles Times:

Technology
The business and culture of our digital lives, from the L.A. Times

Video game sales slip 6th month in a row
September 11, 2009 | 9:11 am

Boom! Not even John Madden and his trademark expressions could avert the crash in video game sales in August, which fell 16% from a year ago.
The drop was the industry’s sixth consecutive monthly decline, according to a report released today from market research firm NPD Group Inc.
That means sales of games and game consoles must grow 14% in the last four months to the year in order for 2009 sales to be flat with 2008, said NPD analyst Anita Frazier.
Last month, even sales of Madden NFL 10, a popular football simulation game developed by Electronic Arts Inc., were down from a year ago, prompting EA Chief Executive John Riccitiello to say, “It is discouraging that one of our highest-rated and best-marketed Madden titles in years is facing strong headwinds.”

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Hm. I wonder if it's because kids (and adults) have finally realized there's much better things to do?

Maaayyyybe.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Say No to Public School

  • If you think you're above the rest of society
  • If you 'never have to worry about money again'
  • If you believe you're one of the ruling class and your child 'deserves it'
  • If you don't want your little angels exposed to 'real life' (especially if you've never lived it)
  • If you don't want to mingle with 'the little people'
  • If you think you'll never get knocked off your gold-lined cloud
otherwise, wake up and join the rest of America.

This has been a public service announcement designed to counter the messages being sent by the right-wing wackjobs in Longmont, CO.

Thank you, drive safe.

Psychotic Dipshit Greg Brophy At It Again

Just got a mailer from:

WTP - Energy Tax Response Unit
Attn: Sen. Greg Brophy, Legislative Dept.
Post Office Box 88
Denver, CO 80201

with the ominous message:

NOTICE OF CARBON ASSESSMENT
OFFICIAL DOCUMENT #6Y835
PENALTY FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE

and it contains a badly-duplicated courier-type mailer (looks like 1950s technology) filled with gibberish about taxes.

Dear (name);
"To avoid disconnection of your home and office power, please remit payment of $3900 to the United States Treasury."
If the radical environmentalists get their way, "rich" folks like you and me just might receive such a demand to "pay up, or go dark" -- and under "Cap and Trade", there's a back-door production tax on everything - right down to our candles!

It really pains me that this hillbilly nitwit actually represents Wray, Colorado - he dishonors my family name every time he opens his gap-toothed mouth.

The worst part about this mailer is that it's designed to swamp Udall and Markey's phones since it's clearly aimed at older higher-income bracket GOP members.

The right in Colorado is on the run and the dirty tricks are coming out - tell your older right-wing relatives and friends that Greg Brophy is a psychotic idiot (in case they don't already know it) and to ignore this mailer - it's just another 'fear and smear' attempt by the wild-eyed wingnuts.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gomorrah-Owned Party

From TPMMuckraker:

GOP Lawmaker's Graphic Sex-Bragging Caught On Tape
Zachary Roth | September 9, 2009, 11:45AM

We've all seen those stories where a careless politician gets a little too candid when speaking into a hot mic. But this one's really in a whole different league.

Michael Duvall is a conservative Republican state representative from Orange County, California. While waiting for the start of a legislative hearing in July, the 54-year-old married father of two and family values champion began describing, for the benefit of a colleague seated next to him, his ongoing affairs with two different women. In very graphic detail.

For instance:
She wears little eye-patch underwear. So, the other day she came here with her underwear, Thursday. And
 so, we had made love Wednesday--a lot! And so she'll, she's all, 'I am going 
up and down the stairs, and you're dripping out of me!' So messy!

Duvall's sophomoric braggadocio, of course, was picked up by the microphone in front of him, and wound up on a tape for the legislature's in-house TV station. From there it was sent to a local news station, KCAL, which ran this full report last night:



And, of course, today he resigned.

Sad. Stupid. Weak and LAME. Iconic of what the far-right GOP has become.

I can only WONDER what kind of 'floor cleaning parties' are going on in Longmont even as I write this.