At least, that looks to be the only plausible explanation for The Daily Item’s recent LTTE, which included the following:

To the families of those fallen heros whose blood lies on the sands of Iraq; don’t you think it might be time to rise up against an administration who has adequately demonstrated their gross incompetence?

I think the appropriate, and politically correct, term is regime change. Forgive me for being blunt, but throughout history this has previously been accompanied by execution by guillotine, firing squad, public hanging.

I have absolutely no reason to expect that current practice should be any different. The end result is elimination of the problem, the method is superfluous. When society dictates, the end always justifies the means, otherwise the actionwould not be taken.

Sure, the paper apologized, after it got caught. But c’mon, they said “no bells went off” when an editor read it before deciding to publish it. The only reason a call to execute our President wouldn’t raise a flag would be that the editor in question didn’t find it offensive.

And at the time of this writing, neither the paper nor Mr. Stover have reported any contact from the Secret Service. So the SS appears to be OK with a Memorial Day message of Presidential assassination. That, Gentle Reader, is some truly sick and scary s***. Even the Prexy’s own bodyguards seem OK with idea of Obama getting offed by some Teabagging nutbar.

This is what the Right Wing Hate Machine has wrought, friends: a culture in which illegality is tolerated if it’s in line with the prejudices of those who notice it. The Sunbury Daily Item and the drunken whoremongers of the US SS are alike in that they see no problem in threats against our head of state.

Christ on a printing press.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

We knew you could.

It was less than a month ago, you’ll remember, when bats***-crazy Teacessionists claimed Obama was a-gonna invade Texas because the military was gonna practice, well, military stuff in the state. (Use “The Google” and search “Jade Helm” for details.) The Governor and many other Texas Teabaggers (in government and out) called (as they often do) for secession, armed resistance, and all the usual loony Lone Star bellicosity we’ve come to expect from those needle-d***ed, pea-brained dips***s.

Never mind that such military exercises bring a load of cash to the state and local environs, never mind that those same politicos were screaming for more Federal soldiers to be stationed in Texas to combat illegal immigrants not so long ago: NoNoNo, the eeeevil Federals and that dirty Obaminator-In-Chief were just itching to take over Texas, yupyupyup. And them thar proud Texans were gonna fight tooth, fang and claw to keep them Federal types away. Yupyupyup.

Then came a natural disaster.

And then, as always, came the usual demands (from those same TeaTexBaggers, of course) that the recently-reviled Federals come in and save the poor, helpless, suffering state of Texas, pleasepleaseplease. Christ on a Stetson, really? No, seriously, really? What happened to the proud, self-reliant, “we don’t need no stinkin’ Obama” attitude of just a few days prior?

The same a**holes that recently claimed that FEMA was setting up death camps are now begging FEMA to give them the essentials of life. The same crazies who deployed the National Guard to fight the apparently evil U.S. Army are now begging that very same U.S. Army to come on into Texas and help them. Anybody else see the blatant self-contradictions at work here?

This writer knows a goodly number of Texans and is aware that many (and perhaps most) people in that state are neither Teabaggers nor secessionists. Indeed, the average citizen of any state is not going to be agreement with the political hacks that run said states. Lord knows, this writer is hardly in agreement with Kasich’s Korrupt Kronies, for example. So please, don’t go lobbing nonsense attacks towards your humble bloggespondent or start some silly-a**ed #NotAllTexans Twitterfest.

But let’s DO encourage all of the good, sensible, hard-working people in Texas to assert their rights and run the “Republican” jackalopes out of office at the first opportunity, replacing them with representatives that reflect the interests of the majority of the state’s residents. Then maybe the local, state and national governments can work as a team again, as the Constitution says they are supposed to. And we can stop treating Texas politicians like the jokes most of them are.

Until that happens, Obama will have to just keep on feeding the teabagging, secessionist, deluded, idiotic Texas mouths that bite him.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Yes, he’s calling his campaign a “revolution”, but if you look at Senator Sanders’ positions, it’s kinda hard to find anything all that radical:
* Clean up Washington by getting bribes money out of politics;
* Fix the tax code so that everyone pays their fair share. Including “people” like corporations;
* Adjust the minimum wage for inflation so it works as originally intended;
* Work to protect our national security by addressing climate change and its impacts;
and other sensible policies like those.

Even though he calls himself a “Democratic Socialist”, his ideas are actually quite mainstream if you ask regular folks instead of Pundits, Polticians and Plutocrats. C’mon, who in the real world seriously objects to obeying the law, being able to pay your bills, having insurance and living in a reasonably safe place? Even “Republican” voters profess to hold such values, ferchrissakes, if they don’t hear that scaryscaryscary word “Socialist”. All Bernie’s saying is “let’s do things the way we are supposed to already be doing them’.

It is truly sad that if we are to get some common sense back into American politics, we WILL, in fact, have to have a revolution at the ballot box. It’s sad, depressing, and disgusting that things like fighting corruption, fair tax policy, equal protection under the law, and requiring the government to honor its obligations are revolutionary, but they are. They have become ever more revolutionary over the past few decades, as Teapublicans and Vichy Dems have dragged us down the slimy slope of Supply-side economics and Teavangelical social policies into the trickle-down sewage lagoon that is contemporary America.

A Revolution of Common Sense? Sign this blogger up. See you all at the polls.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Those “F”s being:
Families,
Friends and
Financiers.

Teapublicans only care about their own little groupings. They regard the rest of us with indifference at best, or malevolent disdain at worst. GOPee Senator Rob Portman exemplifies this characteristic: he only started supporting gay rights after he found out his son was gay.

Before that, Portman hated him some gays, oh yes, he did. And Portman still hates the poor, women who have sex, and pretty much everyone else except for himself and his 1%, Teapublican Friends, Family and Financiers. It was only when the issue harmed one of his own Family members that he “saw the light”.

It’s not just Portman, of course:

* Mike FHuckabee hates criminals and wants them all to burn in hell for eternity, except for his own son and admitted child-molester Josh Duggar. Them, he wants to get a pass. Because they are in his immediate Family/Friends.

* Rand Paul, who deplores government interference in our private lives when it’s the NSA tapping his Family’s phones, but loves the government telling women what to do with their reproductive organs.

* Teapubbies who hate Obamacare until they or their Families get sick.

* Anti-Government Teabaggers who want the same Government they hate to help them out if they fall on hard times.

* “Small Government Republicans” who want Big Government to pay their Defense Contractor Friends. Or Oil Business Friends. Or Bribing Bastard Friends.

And so on. All these effing “F”s. “Republicans” care only about their own personal Friends, Families, and Financiers. Not the citizens, not the taxpayers, not the voters. Only their own little cliques of “F”s.

Once you understand that, you’ll understand why Repubs constantly act against the interests of their constituencies. And then you’ll understand why you need to vote them the “F” out of office.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Stop it, OK? Just stop it. No one who flies the flag of secession against the United States cares about American Veterans (except the ones that betrayed their country). Anyone who flies the Confederate battle flag (in any of its forms) has no respect for our deceased veterans (except the ones that betrayed their country). The only flag a real American should fly today is the Stars and Stripes.

Especially since Memorial Day started out as a memorial for UNION soldiers. Said memorial being conducted by former slaves. Really. So tell us, O Teabagging Confederate Wannabees, tell us how your damned traitors’ flag has any damned business flying on Memorial Day?

It doesn’t. It never does. It never will. And if you fly it, do the rest of us a favor and just f***ing leave, OK? If you hate America that much, just stop pretending that you love it.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/police-report-reveals-josh-duggar-was-accused-of-molesting-young-girls-as-a-teen-including-his-sisters/

Probably a low number, if so.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Apparently so: in Kansas, the “Republican” government limited ATM withdrawals by the poor to $25.00 a day. All those reading this blog are doubtless rolling their eyes, facepalming, or otherwise exhibiting disbelief, coupled with disdain and disgust. Because we all know what these dumber-than-a-sack-of-hammers Teapublicans evidently don’t: most ATMs don’t dispense fivers.

The legislature placed a daily cap of $25 on cash withdrawals beginning July 1, which will force beneficiaries to make more frequent trips to the ATM to withdraw money from the debit cards used to pay public assistance benefits.

Since most banking machines are stocked only with $20 bills, the $25 limit is effectively a $20 limit. 

Since there’s a fee for every withdrawal, the limit means that some families will get substantially less money. A single mother with two children seeking to withdraw just $200 in cash could incur $30 or more in fees, which is a big chunk of the roughly $400 such a family would receive under the program in Kansas.

Or maybe they’re neither too dumb nor too rich. Maybe these Teavangelicals KNOW how badly this will hurt the poor. Maybe the GOP wrote the legislation to inflict pain and suffering on their own constituents. Teapubbies could be a load of inhumane motherf***ers who get off on mass sadism.

Whatever the reason, f*** the lot of them with a rusty file.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Hillary Clinton has finally come out and said something completely obvious and true: she said that her vote to give Gee Dubya authority to invade Iraq was a mistake. And that the Iraq war itself was a mistake. Good on her for stepping up when all of the “Republican” Presidential candidates lacked the intestinal fortitude to acknowledge the facts.

Given that each and every reason for Operation Iraqi Liberation (or OIL, for short) turned out be incorrect at best or a farrago of lies at worst, most people on planet Earth already knew that OIL was a huge f***-up, caused by a motley assortment of deluded fools, greedy crooks, and sociopaths (some of them, like Dickless Cheney, were all of the above). And that the lot of them were “led” by a cowardly, coke-headed, draft-dodging, illegitimate occupant of the White House who was driven primarily by his daddy issues. So it’s not surprising that Ms. Clinton is aware of these facts.

What IS surpising is that her statement is, well, surprising. It is notable. It is seen as a brave, bold move. And that, Gentle Reader, is a very sad thing indeed. A politician stating something obvious, fact-based, and backed by all the available evidence? This has become an unusual event.

Meanwhile, the Teapubbies are unwilling, unable, or just too s***-scared to do likewise. They can’t, or they won’t, tell the truth. It took Jebbie Bush a week to kinda-sorta-maybe-mostly admit that his Eedjit-In-Chief brother f***ed up, ferchrissakes. That got a little press, but not much, because it is what we’ve become used to these days. Cowardly politicos, unwilling to fess up to even the most basic facts for fear of losing votes. Normal American politics.

This is how far America’s “leaders’ have fallen – stating the obvious is too risky for them. Kudos to Hillary Clinton for being an exception to the rule. Maybe she’s not as gutsy as often as, say, Bernie Sanders, but it’s a step in the right direction. And it’s another indicator of which party sucks worse, and which party needs flung out of power on its elephantine ear.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

For all of Little Johnny Boehner’s lying and denying, lack of funding DID in fact help cause the Amtrak crash, and it IS the fault of our “Republican” congress that those funds were cut. YOU CAN’T BUILD ANYTHING WITHOUT TOOLS AND MATERIALS, AND YOU NEED MONEY TO GET TOOLS AND MATERIALS.

Duh. Really, man, f***ing DUH. Hey, John-Boy: companies won’t give you stuff for free just because they love your tan, man.

And why does there appear to be no money to fund Amtrak (and myriad other critical infrastructure projects around the US)? Because “Republicans” robbed the Peter that is Transportation funds to pay the Pauls who are Teapublican millionaires and billionaires, that’s why.

You can occasionally find a rare honest Congresscritter who will admit that Congress didn’t adequately fund the safety mandates imposed on America’s railway system by that very same Congress. But Boehner, who is decidedly not at all honest, would rather bluster out non sequiturs than admit that he and his fellow Teapublicans are looting the lot of us blind to pad their offshore bank accounts.

Offshore accounts like those of defense industry types, to whom the Pentagon shovels extra hundreds of billions of dollars, even though it can’t even keep track of the funds it already gets.

Accounts like those belonging to charter school scam artists who profit handsomely, providing substandard and unaudited “educations” to our children, all the while stealing from the taxpayers and starving the public schools of funds that were SUPPOSED to go to said public schools.

Accounts like those belonging to Big Motherf***ing Oil tycoons, who rob us twice: at the pump AND when we pay our taxes.

It’s all a symptom of Teapublicans’ pathological anti-government idiocy. The idea that government is bad, bad, bad, oh yesyesyyes, soverybadindeed: even as they mulct that government, and by extension we taxpayers, of every scrap of money we possess. Seems like they should LOVE the government for providing their illegal funds, but NOOOOO…the “Republican” party that once created infrastructure (like the Interstate highway system) now hates the very idea of spending on public works.

 “The reason we don’t have beautiful new airports and efficient bullet trains is not that we have inadvertently stumbled upon stumbling blocks; it’s that there are considerable numbers of Americans for whom these things are simply symbols of a feared central government, and who would, when they travel, rather sweat in squalor than surrender the money to build a better terminal.” The ideological rigor of this idea, as absolute in its way as the ancient Soviet conviction that any entering wedge of free enterprise would lead to the destruction of the Soviet state, is as instructive as it is astonishing.

The money IS there, Gentle Reader – we have provided trillions of dollars for it via our tax dollars over the years. If Congress would spend public money to benefit the, you know, PUBLIC, we could have trains that run safely and quickly; we could have roads and bridges that are safe; we could have clean water, safe food, and all the other benefits we are supposed to already be getting for our hard-earned.

The only reason we don’t get what we pay for, and it IS the ONLY reason, is because Congress is robbing us blind, even as their theft kills us. Time to throw each and every GOP official out of office at the next election. Then prosecute them and get our money back. With those funds in hand, we can build the America we’ve already paid for; indeed, paid for several times over.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Your humble bloggespondent spent the past weekend supporting a family member at an event hosted by a gay leather group. And, as always, the degree of respect, honesty, integrity, and community service pervaded the gathering to an extent never experienced in, say, a church, legislature, boardroom or other such environment.

Think about that, Gentle Reader. The “others” outclass the “normals” when it comes to the values we all profess to hold dear. Hard work? Check. Truthfulness? Check. Ethical conduct? Check. Strict moral code? Check.

In fact, these taxpaying citizens, for all that they are marginalized and shunned by America’s mainstream culture, are in fact exemplary members of that culture. That doesn’t surprise this writer, who has many good friends in the gay leather community.

But it’s a fair bet that many heads in the straight world just exploded after reading the preceding paragraphs.

Think about that, Gentle Reader. Those among us whom we are told to despise are in many respects people we should be emulating. Those the Teavangelicals would have us execute for being gay actually better exemplify the teachings of Jesus than do most right-wing “Republican Christians”. The gay leather community as a whole is a safer, more trustworthy place than just about anywhere else in this country.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

(P. S. – You know what almost never got mentioned? Gay sex. Indeed, you will hear far more talk about gay sex from “Christian” Fundagelicals or on Fox “news” than you ever will at a gay leather event.)

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