Risen Like A Phoenix. A Really, Really Stupid Phoenix.

Just when I’d sworn off reading anything concerning anybody with the last name Palin, here comes TBogg to draw me back in:

“When we last saw Sarah she was making announcements on her ShoutyFace page about making announcements on her ShoutyFace page about doin’ some heavy vettin’, some hard homeworkin’ , and being very discernmental about the folks she wants her fans to vote for,  if the good Lord is willin’ and the Hoverounds start up.


But is that enough Sarah Palin for God’s Chosen Country?

Actually, it’s probably too much, but tough titties America, because Sarah Palin is going to get her own teevee network channel called Rogue TV and it will be in your cable box in your house and there is nothing you can do about it.”

The Boggster is in rare form as he theorizes about a channel lineup:

“And what kind of delightful programming  might we expect on this new addition to the other eight-hundred channels you never watch??

  • ‘America’s Top Meth Chefs’
  • ‘The Big Bang Theory Behind The Circle K’
  • ‘So You Think Bristol Can’t Dance, Well Screw You, She Does Just Fine, C’Mere Sweetie, Don’t Listen To Them’
  • ‘How I Met Your Mother’ hosted by Glen Rice
  • ‘Dr., Who Knocked My Daughter Up This Time?’

Something like that…”

Do yourself a favor and go read the whole thing – it’s as thorough a takedown of Grifterella as you’ll ever see.  Also, how sad is this:

 (TLC’s parent company, Discovery Communications, is an investor in Tapp.)

Idiocracy was a documentary, evidently…


CPAC – Staring Into The Abyss

The recent political freakshow that is CPAC just wrapped up another successful outing (where “successful” = “numerous opportunities for those outside the 27% to say ‘What the *^%$ was THAT?”), and as entertaining as the various write-ups were (from Anne Laurie, Dave Weigel,  Charlie Pierce, and TBOGG, among others), it’s sad that the MSM takes this so seriously.  Of course, that batch of jaded Ferengi takes ANYTHING a Republican does seriously (which is why we get graced with Johnny “Remove yourself from my forward-facing landscape accoutrement” McCain each and every single week).  I did start to wonder how many people are actually watching the Sunday GOPer fest.  The answer surprised me:


This is a seriously older-skewing audience – to an even greater degree than I thought.  But those olds VOTE – and nothing gets these folks motivated to hit the polls like scaring the living Santorum out of them.  Thus, the scare-fest continues.

Apparently, Elderly Pregnant Women Are A Thing

If Faux News didn’t have someone as earth-shatteringly dense as Elizabeth Hasselbeck, they’d have to create her:

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested on Monday that pregnant women 65-years-old and older were losing their doctors because of President Barack Obama health care reform law.

In a segment titled “Who’s Ruining the Economy Now?” Fox Business host Stuart Varney announced that the president was not going to be able to keep the promise that people could keep their doctors because “United Healthcare has just dropped — we don’t know exactly how many — but thousands of doctors have been dropped from United Heathcare’s Medicare Advantage program.”


“That leaves hundreds of thousands of patients without the doctor that they’ve had for many many years,” Varney added. “We don’t know how many thousands have been dropped, but thousands have been dropped. What about their patients? What about the people who used to have this doctor who now no longer have this doctor? Broken promise.”

And many of those people are women who are expecting babies and who may just have a real relationship with their physician and want to see the same doctor deliver possibly their second child,” Hasselbeck opined. “And they are now left in the dark in a time that they feeling quite vulnerable.”

Most of them are elderly,” Varney pointed out.

Please proceed, con-servative media…

This Isn’t Really That Hard

Lost of wailing and gnashing of teeth (and crowing from the NeoConfederates) about MSNBC’s ratings drop post-election, and much confusion as to why it is so.

This comment from piratedan cleared THAT right up:

well part of the lack of passion has to be attributed to the constant barrage of immediacy to everything…namely…

I dislike being asked for cash for each and every outrage as if I’m some pavlovian domestic who can be counted upon to tap my wallet each time there’s a new Republican outrage and let me tell you, those damn things (both the Republican boondoggle and the attempt to lighten my wallet) can be counted upon to show up about twice a week. Sorry, but that’s tiring.

The second item is the fact that the R’s do a very good job at keeping the outrage meter at 11, there is a seemingly bottomless well of duplicity, falsehoods, lies, asshattery and plain simple spite in their arsenal. They are fucking relentless in their hatred, they must be using the Uruk-Hai model and I can sympathize with King Theoden and wondering where the fuck is Gandalf, much less that unexpected force from Lorien. They are quite adept at tearing down our society in their forlorn hope to re-establish Little House on the Prairie with a side helping of Mandingo and The Name of The Rose. Christ one week it’s depriving poor kids of food or medical care, the next it’s womens rights and after that, we’re hamstringing the government by blocking any and all legislation. Then they’re kicking gun safety reform to the curb or ginning up some foreign policy nothingburger and when they have free time, they fall back and claim that the current presidency doesn’t have enough minstrel show for them while they’re still; attempting to repeal the ACA and fuck over the recovery with their lack of understanding about how a government is run. For a bunch of asshats who aren’t doing anything, they’re remarkably busy doing whatever they can to redistribute the wealth to themselves and those that write the checks to their campaigns. Everybody else can simply fuck off and please don’t die where I can see you.

While that shitburger is taking place inside the district federale, the media is making sure that we all understand that black people are scary and doing their best to tell Mom and Pop and Uncle Joe that R’s have had their fee-fee’s trampled upon when the President doesn’t simply disavow everything that he’s stood for politically and cave into their wishes because he got more votes than Mannequin Mitt, despite their very best efforts to keep poors, blacks and wimmins from voting. After all, Obama has invited them to his place for chow, for drinks and even taking them golfing, but lets face it, these guys aren’t putting out and they’re still not even going to wear the really cute dress until Obama takes them someplace special, like PaulRyanLand Amusement Park (Grandma gets in free, but you can’t ever ever let her leave). But hell, they don’t let his type in, so I’m thinking that’s not gonna happen. Lets not talk about anything else unless it has the Country Club Corporate spin and hey lookie there, another white girl was killed and all of our collective attention must focus on that, see you in two to three weeks when the next one happens.

So maybe I’m tired and don’t really care that drones are killing brown people instead of our troops, mercenaries or proxies doing it in person or the fact that no matter what the President does, no matter how reasonable he sounds, no matter how much support his policies may have with the majority of Americans, Republicans could give a fuck and they’ll burn it all down if it’s all the same to them, because they have more than you and I, so they’re betting that odds are they’ll do just fine.

So maybe, just maybe, some of us are taking a breather, watching some baseball and cleaning up around the house before we come back to girding our collective loins about the 2014 elections.”

That about sums it up, all right.

Obvious Truth Is Obvious – And Pointy

There are some things within the FerengiMedia™ complex that are extremely rare.

I’m talking dessert topping/floor wax combo rare.

One of those things is a pundit speaking the absolute unvarnished truth uninterrupted.

David Frum graced us with just such a nugget on MourningJoe (?!), and other than the election results, is the best TV I’ve seen in a week (not to mention the longest MourningJoe clip I’ve ever voluntarily watched).

And awaaaaay we go!

Love how Joe, Chuckie, and Stretch are utterly unable/unwilling to respond to Frum’s searing indictment OF THEM.