Saturday, May 23, 2009

Asshat of the Week: Conservative Radio Host Mark Levin!

I stumbled on this article at the Huffington Post.

Now, I have to admit, I had to Google® his name to find out just who the hell this clown is.

That's part of the charm of living in a semi-rural (for Alaska) town, without access to big-time radio stations like WABC. There's a limited number of asshats cluttering up the airwaves.

Plus, I usually listen to NPR, which has a very low asshat factor, and they know how to deal with them when they do show up.

In any event, as much as I despise Glenn Beck's Stupid™, Rush Limbaugh's mean-spirited arrogance, and Sean Hannity's cowardice, they pale in comparison to this Mark Levin jerk.

Here's a transcript of the Friday exchange between Mr. Levin and a caller who doesn't happen to agree with him:

CALLER: I just wanna say, Obama is a lot smarter than you folks give him credit for. You guys were on a roll, I have to admit, with all those tea parties. Everything was rolling along, the Republicans were gaining momentum. And he managed to change your entire conversational focus. And you let those three hundred thousand people —

LEVIN: My God. He’s so smart. His own party voted against him on Guantanamo Bay. How stupid was that, Cindy? His own party refused to fund the closing of Guantanamo Bay.

CALLER. Yeah but you know he can just move those people over here anyway. He’s already doing it with the one guy.

LEVIN: Yeah, sure, he can do whatever he wants. Let me ask you a question. Why do you hate this country?

CALLER: No, I love this country.

LEVIN: (angrily shouting) I SAID WHY DO YOU HATE MY COUNTRY?WHY DO YOU HATE MY CONSTITUTION? WHY DO YOU HATE MY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE? You just said it. He can blow off Congress. He can do whatever he wants, right?

CALLER: Well, he seems to, he just moved (inaudible).

LEVIN: Answer me this, are you a married woman? Yes or no?


LEVIN: Well I don’t know why your husband doesn’t put a gun to his temple. Get the hell out of here.

Well, isn't that a fine example of civil debate!

Michael Savage has nothing on Mark Levin.

Perhaps they should share a microphone, they certainly share other traits.

Mr. Levin, you merit the Asshat of the Week Award!


Would It Be Redundant To Point Out That Sarah Palin Is A Moron?

Pretty much every other progressive Alaskan blogger has already said this, so it probably is. Repetitious. But I have to say it anyway.

Sarah Palin is a moron. She's proven, time and again, that she has no grasp of governance, she has no grasp of practical politics. She has no grasp of ethics, she has no grasp of decency, she has no grasp of even the appearance of impropriety.

In fact, the only two things that Sarah Palin seems to have a solid grasp of is how to keep her name in the headlines (all the while complaining about her name remaining in the headlines), and how to procreate.

That's pretty much it.

On Thursday, Governor Palin vetoed $28.6 million from the State Budget passed by the Legislature. Federal energy funds that were part of President Obama's stimulus package. Monies that would have allowed the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to increase energy efficiency programs, such as home insulation and weatherization.

Palin said that if Alaska accepted the money, the state would be "forced to adopt a statewide energy efficiency code."

She apparently is proud of this action: "Alaskans and our communities have a long history of independence and opposing many mandates from Washington, D.C.," Palin said in a prepared statement. "The question of whether or not to adopt energy building codes is best determined by local governments, not Washington, D.C."

But Governor Palin is either very, very confused about that point, or is simply lying. Take your pick, either option will fit.

Even members of her own party were a bit aghast.
"This issue has been researched thoroughly by legislative staff and we couldn't find one string attached to those funds," said Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, co-chair of the House Special Committee on Energy.
"If there was ever a state in the union that energy was important to, it's the state of Alaska," Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, co-chair of the Senate Finance Committee said. "I think she's playing politics, Wasilla politics or maybe national politics, but certainly not Alaska politics," continued Stedman.
Of course, last year, Sarah had no problem praising the Legislature, when at her urging, they authorized a $1,200 check to every Alaskan man, woman, and child as a $744 million form of vote buying energy assistance. But to accept funding that could help Alaskans with energy costs for the long-term? Nah.

On Fox News, no less, State Senator Bill Wielechowski nails it (in spite of Cavuto's attempt to soften Wielechowski's message):

Palin pretty much dared the legislature to override her veto if they don't like it.

That's not likely to happen, but I wish it would.

Palin needs to be reminded that she's a Governor, not a Queen.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Why Does the Mainstream Media Continue to Provide A Platform for STUPID™?

Over and over, certain people that have a microphone and access to the airwaves keep reiterating their idiotic claim that carbon dioxide is natural, and therefore not a pollutant or even harmful.

Loud people like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and Jim Quinn, not to mention several Stupid™ GOP members of Congress keep saying this over and over, in their effort to deny there is any greenhouse effect, or that we should be at all concerned about the danger of excessive carbon emissions and global climate change.

Here are some of the Insane Champions of Stupid™ at their finest:

At about 1:40 into the video, Glenn Beck makes a big production of breathing in and out, noting that his exhalation is a "dangerous gas."

Frankly, I'll leave it to you to decide if what comes out of Mr. Beck is a dangerous gas, or not.

No scientist has ever said CO2 isn't "natural." It is.

So is arsenic.

I still don't want it in my drinking water.

h/t to Media Matters

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Republicans Oppose Appointment of Jesus Christ™ to Supreme Court!

Andy Cobb tells it like it is:

Details on the Evening News Wrap-Up at 11:00.

No, not really.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Jesse Ventura Bodylams Elizabeth Hasselbeck on The View (Updated)

Well, figuratively speaking.

At Monday's taping of The View, former pro wrestler, Navy Seal, and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura delivered a verbal bodyslam to host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the subject of waterboarding.

As a faithful member of the Crazy™ right wing, Hasselbeck attempted to twist the subject around so that it was all about Nancy Pelosi, but Mr. Ventura stayed on track:

It may be a bizarre day when I agree with Mr. Ventura... but he's dead on target this time.

Good job, Jesse!

By the way... can anyone explain to me why Elizabeth Hasselbeck is a TV "personality?"

Yeah, she's attractive... until she starts talking.

It's no wonder Elizabeth likes Sarah Palin so much.

They share that trait.

Update: For a funny, go to Matt Osborne's site, Osborne Ink.