The Three Great Premises of Idiot America Take Center Stage

By: Saturday September 28, 2013 11:30 am

These are good times for those who practice wingnuttery and those who observe them, as there is plenty of wingnuttery on display. Sadly, this exacts a cost, either in the idiotic policies and practices foisted upon society (see almost anything enacted at the urging of the NRA), or in the time and energy that must be wasted to beat back these idiocies (see Krugman, Paul “the Shrill One”). No, popcorn is not an option. It’s no surprise, then, that my thoughts have been turning to Charles Pierce.

Yours should too.

 

Let’s Play With Some Numbers, Social Security Edition

By: Thursday December 13, 2012 5:00 pm

Of course, everyone that was on that show this morning (it included Harold Ford, Steven Rattner, Michael Steele, Disco Dave, Tweety, and Chuck Todd) as well as everyone on all the various talking head shows watched by the Beltway Village Idiots Courtiers are people who will never have to worry about living on Social Security as the only thing keeping them from poverty and homelessness, so they are all fine with most any and all changes being discussed. After all, they are all Very Serious People, often wrong but never in doubt. Why, we could almost call them all “economists” they are wrong so often.

No Rain Is Apparently Not News

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 9:01 am

While the Pacific coast is getting battered by storms, and while the Northeast coast continues to recover from Sandy, the only falling water that farmers in Nebraska, Kansas, and the great plains can see are the tears on their own faces. Drought may not make for gripping television, and it didn’t end once October’s lower temperatures arrived. Things are still dry — exceptionally so — and in many places, it’s getting worse.

Yet to the national media, “no rain today” in the Midwest and Plains remains “not news”.

Paul Ryan Wants to Cut NOAA’s Budget by How Much?

By: Saturday October 27, 2012 9:01 am

Hurricane Sandy has everyone’s attention, especially along the east coast, which isn’t surprising given the satellite imagery and computer models that put it crashing into the Atlantic coast between Maryland and Massachusetts. But back while things were quiet on the hurricane front — last February — people were thinking about them, like NOAA director Jane Lubchenco and Paul “Austerity Rocks!” Ryan.

But that was last spring, when the seas were calm. Today, Paul Ryan probably doesn’t want anything to think about what he proposed for the NOAA budget.

Chuck Todd Is Super Bored, You Guys

By: Friday June 8, 2012 4:00 pm

Right about now, Luke Russert is texting him: I KNO! BO-RING. LOL :) BUFFALO WILD WINGS 4 LUNCH? CU THERE.

Chuck Todd to Stephen Colbert: You’re Ruining My Favorite Sport!

By: Friday January 20, 2012 6:00 pm

Good Lord. Of all the things for Chuck Todd to freak out about, it’s not that unaccountable SuperPACs are outspending the campaigns in South Carolina by more than 2-1. It’s not that corporations have the ability to essentially purchase elections. It’s that a comedian is ripping back the curtain on all of this in a most inappropriate manner.

NBC’s Clueless Chuck Todd et al: GOP Prez Candidates More Important Than Anything

By: Tuesday May 31, 2011 4:30 pm

Not a single important problem that really matters to most Americans is being addressed, let alone responsibly, in Congress or those Biden meetings. All of the sound and fury in the nation’s capital that Chuck Todd and friends think are “news” is just posturing over things that are not, and never have been, actual problems, let alone crises. And even for those contrived issues, the “solutions” being considered are completely at odds with the wishes of the American people — which is why the discussions are happening behind closed doors.

Obama “Robo-Signs” the PATRIOT Act

By: Friday May 27, 2011 6:04 am

Chuck Todd improperly called signing the PATRIOT Act with an autopen “robosigning.” They’re not actually the same thing. Robosigning as currently used is when a poorly paid live person signs a name to a document (though maybe not the one whose name gets signed), claiming to attest to the accuracy of documents without actually doing so. By ordering that PATRIOT be signed using his autopen, Obama gave the law the full weight of law, yet without actually signing the document.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in March Interview with MSNBC Re Palin’s Targeting

By: Saturday January 8, 2011 4:05 pm

Gabby Giffords was clearly a very courageous woman talking with MSNBC so calmly after her office was vandalized after her health care reform vote, in March of 2010. Note in this video Chuck Todd’s idiotic “defense” that campaign rhetoric has borrowed from war rhetoric over the years. Giffords brushes him off, noting it’s much worse now than it ever has been. Care to walk that defense back now, Mr. Todd?

Rep. Rangel Set to Step Down as Ways and Means Chair

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 5:51 pm

Rangel has been dogged by long-simmering ethics investigations and charges that he violated house rules. GOP House members have vowed to bring a resolution to the floor calling for the Harlem Democrat’s removal as chairman. When CBC member Arthur Davis and 13 other Democratic representatives called on Rangel to step aside earlier today, leadership no doudt feared that additional defections in this election year could push the resolution over the top. Rangel and Speaker Pelosi met earlier this evening, where it is believed Rangel agreed to step aside.

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