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Sometimes Mr. Blunt and Cranky happens upon a post that deserves sharing. Thus it is today, with this bit of awesomeness from Internet DJ Mr. Scorpio:

Today, as it just so happens, I found out that Sarah Palin is worth twelve million dollars

Marinate on that thought for a moment: As a person who all but demonstrates the intellectual dexterity of a rusty crankshaft all of the time, she has somehow accumulated twelve million dollars.

Obviously, you don’t need to be smart in order to get rich in America. That much is sure.

Now, how much of that she had before she became America’s most egregious example of poor family planning, I don’t know.

But she’s rich beyond her dreams of avarice now. Scratch that… Her dreams of avarice knows no bounds, as long as there are gaggles of willing rubes for her to grift. Hence, we see her advantage.

Basically, to get rich, all she had to do was invest in a complete lack of scruples. Let’s forget about any moral compass that she may have… It only points toward money.

Just recently, our favorite Wicked Grifter of the North indicated that she may toss her pointed hat into the political ring in some upcoming election. Now we’re talking about a person who’s too moronic to be voted dog catcher, but that’s not going to prevent her from exercising her delusions of grandeur, now is it?

Say whatever you will about this babbling, gun toting wolf murderer, she has a purpose and she has the blindingly stupid belief in herself to achieve that purpose. Personally, I’m aghast that she incoherently blundered her way into accumulating 12 million dollars. This says even less about her than it says about how many people who are walking around today who are willing to give her all of that money.

Many of these people vote, I’m sure of that. And they consistently vote wrong.

Now, I’m not worried for one second that Caribou Barbie is going to stumble into the Oval Office. If she can still operate her lucrative business model in the same way she has for the last six years, getting elected would be too expensive for her and limiting as well.

The grift is on. That’s all that matters. Whatever she does, just remember that no one ever got rich by underestimating the stupidity of the American people.

In Bible Spice’s case, quite the opposite.

Nice takedown of the Sparklemoose, innit? Thanks to the author for allowing this repost. Check out his writing and musical activities.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Here is an article talking about the theft and cronyism at JobsOhio that was recently revealed by the Dayton news media. Short version: The Kasich set up a secretive, un-auditable private company to replace a state agency, staffed it with his Kronies, and used it to shovel taxpayer money into the pockets of himself and said Kasich Kronies.

Fortunately, even though the “Republican” party controls the entire state with no Democratic input, there are still a few organizations that are willing to go to court in order to fight the corruption, theft, and secrecy that is stinking up the state.

Memo to all Ohioans: when you elect someone who made his millions from the Bush Economic Crash, you shouldn’t be surprised when he continues to try to make money for himself and his millionaire buddies in the sly after he’s in office.Kasich and his Korrupt Kronies are doing what they know how to do: line their own pockets at our expense, and never mind those silly regulations and laws.

Bless the reporters and attorneys who are trying to clean up the cesspool that has been created in Columbus since the last election.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

FreedomWorks, a “Conservative” “Republican” organization, is not working for freedom –  not for your freedom, anyway. They are funded by industry groups, and their mission is to remove the last teensy shreds of regulation from the marketplace so they can mulct the last coppers from our pockets (see the links below, for those of you who want the source material as well as a rant).

Their latest stunt: to have people refuse to buy health insurance, and to burn fake “ObamaCare” cards as a “protest”. Really. That is what they are promoting. Yes, they want you to risk death or bankruptcy and look like an ignorant fool.  Gentle Reader, does this sound like an organization with your best interests at heart?

Of course not. The next question is “whose interests are they advancing?” And the response to that, is, of course, their own. For example, they have made  money by selling near-worthless health insurance products in the past:

“In 2006, the Washington Post revealed that from 2001 – 2006 FreedomWorks engaged in a hidden deal with insurance brokers whereby the brokers would sell high-deductible insurance policies and tax-free medical savings plans to individuals at a group discount, and those who purchased the plans would automatically be added FreedomWorks membership list..”

FreedomWorks pocketed over a half-million dollars  from this single, shady deal. They don’t want ObamaCare to succeed, because they and their cronies won’t be able to fleece us with their crappy insurance products. Speaking of cronies, they are funded in part by the tobacco industry: you know, the people that sell us deadly, addictive s***? Right, THAT tobacco industry.  Hardly the champions of health: in fact, quite the opposite.

Freedom for themselves, and not for the 99%: that is what FreedomWorks stands for. Put another way, FreedomWorks for them, but they don’t want freedom to work for you.

So you shouldn’t work for them.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky


Liz Cheney, “Republican” candidate, has recently been found out trying to scam the state of Wyoming over their residency requirements. She blames the clerk, and not herself. Conveniently, that clerk is not available to clear things up. Liz Cheney claims she did everything right, it must be someone else’s fault, yadayada.

Remember this? Daddy Dick scammed the system to be a Wyoming resident for election purposes back in 2000. And he too claimed to have done everything right, yadayada.

When an apple doesn’t roll far from the tree, it is truly important to remember that the tree was rotten to the core. It will be interesting to discover what other resemblances turn up between Liz and her Daddy Dick Cheney.

How rotten is she? Time will tell, but she sure is following in her scumbucket father’s footsteps at the moment.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Remember the 90’s? That was when a Dem got elected President, and the Repubs spent years manufacturing “scandals” so as to stop him from getting his agenda accomplished. Bulls*** allegation after bulls*** allegation, and finally one stuck to the wall: a stain on a gullible young lady’s dress, put there by our horndog Prexy Bubba. Finally, after years of effort, the “Republicans” had a scandal with which to distract the public and derail the administration’s efforts and policies. Oh, and to use to take the White House in 2000. Dirty politics, but effective. Even today, “Lewinsky” is a punch line.

Now we have another Democrat at 1600, and the Repubs have been working from the same playbook for his entire term. BS “scandal” after BS “scandal” has been thrown at Obama, and none has stuck. Not until Ron Paul supporter Edward Snowden decided to derail the administration. And he (or whoever he really works for) has upped the game considerably. Not just a stain or an “is” leaked at random moments: no, these releases of national security information are being timed to lead the media and the more gullible members of the public around by the nose:
* The initial “revelation” happened just after another attempted scandal was fizzling out,
* The “revelation” about spying on China came out right before Obama met with China’s leader,
*The “revelation” about spying on Russia came out right before Obama met with Russia’s leader, and then
*Right on cue, the son of the man Snowden supported in 2012 denounced Obama over the NSA “scandal”.

A well-coordinated and effective but of dirty politics, you’ll agree. And it will continue, because it seems to be working. Note that this writer is neither excusing Clinton’s pre-adolescent behavior with Ms. Lewinsky, nor is he standing up for the appalling breaches of privacy that the Bushies and their Patriot Act handed down to the present regime.

But, Gentle Reader, he IS saying that the “revelations” and “scandals” are part of a pattern of behavior that we have seen from the “Republican” party for many years now. Far too many of We The People are forgetting this, and allowing ourselves to be jerked around on the strings of various puppeteers, who are not doing this for the good of the country: no, they are doing this to stop Obama from getting anything done, so the Elephants can kick the Donkeys out of power once again. And it’s working, because far too many of us aren’t paying attention.

And if this disgraceful campaign of character assassination succeeds, you’ll have this latter-day Lewinsky to thank (or blame). Yes, the new and improved edition of a young naïf who hit their knees in order to “service” someone in a position of power. A punchline-in-waiting is he, aided and abetted by our national failure to pay attention when we are being manipulated.

The only question left is what sort of “stain” will be left on Mr. Snowden, and whether he can ever wash it away.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

Yes, they’re at it again: Ohio’s one-party state government (100% Repub-controlled) has passed a law to make the theft of public funds via the JobsOhio scam even harder to trace and calling it “transparency”. Even worse: one lawmaker said it was all good, because JobsOhio bribed paid for the right to siphon off our public funds into their own personal and un-auditable slush fund.

Sometimes, these jackalopes do a bloggers job for him. Enjoy your Crowns O’ Polished Turds, Ohio Elephants.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky