Monday, January 31, 2011

A Rutger Hauer reference.

I have a question for the current and hopefully temporary Speaker of the House. You want to spend less money. Fine. But how does that translate into more people getting paid?

It's a disconnect I've never fully understood - the idea that smaller government creates fewer jobs. Actually, government is the greatest source of job creation ever. If the government spends more money than more money is out in the world and the companies that have this money in turn spend more money and that translates into jobs. And jobs are what we need right now.

There might be a time for government shrinkage, but this is not that time. The Republicants ran on a platform of job creation and so far they haven't done anything to make that happen. Not one fucking thing. So, if I may follow up my Soldier of Orange…

Did you lie?

Sorry for the week off, by the way. I had a cold.

Cheap shots:

Five points if you can name the country labeled as "Egypt" in this Faux News graphic.

So I guess we're supposed to be okay with the potential of a great discovery going to some other country.

The top news station in the U.S. for international coverage of news? Al Jezeera.

But the top newsman? The fake one.

The best commentary on getting rid of the system that was never Red, Green or Blue.

Remember, this is a state where Orin Hatch is considered not conservative enough.

And because I love you, Weezer.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pondering a revival

I've been looking for something to write about for today and haven't had a whole lot of luck finding inspiration. I suppose that's one reason I don't do this professionally. From the return of the Macaca Man to the death of Jack LaLanne - a lot has happened today but nothing has really struck a chord with me as something to bitch about. My best shot was taken by another blogger, whom I will summarize by simply stating that if everything is on the table, what about tax increases?

Although I am thinking of reviving Countdown's Worts Person in the world segment here.

So for today I'm just going to give you a small scatterring of…

Cheap shots:

Michelle Bachmann is going to run for President? BWAHHAHAHAAHAAHHHHAHAHHHAHAAHHH!

But drafting Keith Olbermann to run for the Senate in connecticut is also dumb, if for no other reason than that he's a lifelong Yankee's fan.

Rahming speed just crashed.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Clarence Thomas has no business serving on the United States Supreme Court. Screw the Anita Hill thing - he's just a terrible jurist.

Actually, virtually no one wants the health care act repealed.

And because I love you, the cast of American Idiot. Oh, and Green Day too.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

And now a correction...

It now appears that Keith has been trying to leave the network for weeks now, and only just now reached a deal with his now former employers. Ah well, such is life.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Good night, and good luck.

I was shocked to learn when I woke up this morning that Keith Olbermann and MSNBC had parted ways. He had a contract with them through 2012, and this effectively silences the man on television through the next election cycle - at a time when we need his voice.

So I did some checking around my own sources. One upon a time I was a cable TV exec, and I still know people in the business. I sent a couple of e-mails. I made a couple of phone calls. And here are the theories I've heard:

Comcast fired him. This is the most simple and most obvious answer. If so, where the fuck is Sarah Palin incorrectly complaining about him losing his first amendment rights? Comcast is owned by a group of very conservative assholes and they'd be happy to silence the man.

But there are people that I know who have noticed specific language in the press release - that they have "ended their contract". While people at NBC corporate are saying that the terms of his contract state that Olbermann cannot go to another television network until the end of 2012, they are also saying that the contract is ended. They're not saying that there is a parting of ways or any of the other language that commonly gets used.

Comcast may be run by conservative jackasses but they do understand that Olbermann has become their evening flagship and moneymaker on MSNBC. Getting rid of him to spite their own faces isn't a smart move when it comes to the money. Even though they still have Rachel Maddow they don't want to become known at the network that used to air Countdown.

Which brings me to a rumor I've heard now from several sources. Comcast is going to launch a sports channel to go up against ESPN. Given that they just bought NBC that gives them one hell of a starting point to launch from. Remember, Olbermann was fired from ESPN years ago with about 30 second’s notice - right before he went on the air. He was given 15 seconds to say goodbye. The rumor is that Olbermann will become the flag anchor of Comcast's new sports network. If so, well done - and congratulations. It would take him out of rancorous politics but the man did start in sports and he certainly loves it.

My guess is that for now, he's going to move to radio. He's got a good voice and is certainly opinionated.

As far as television, I hope the sports talk is true. But Occam's Razor says he was fired by his new corporate overlords, and that just fucking stinks. As for Olbermann himself, he hasn't commented on the reasons - and there's a real possibility that he can't - contracts in TV tend to work like that.

So here is his own sign-off, in his own words:

Good night, and good luck.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Where's the beef?

So I have a question for the new Republicant-run house of representatives. Have you created any jobs yet? You said all along that this was going to be your top priority, and so far you haven't done shit. Everything you've done so far has been just to crap your pants about the things you want Obama to undo - which he won't.

So are you really so much in favor of public masturbation? Or is it self-flagellation? Either way, you haven't actually done anything. Do you plan to even try?

I'm guessing no.

On another topic - everyone is still talking about civility in the wake of the Giffords shooting. But the number of people still making false equivalencies is astounding. Yes, it is true that there is vitriol from both the right and the left. But that's like saying both North and South Korea have economic problems right now - it's true but there is a matter of degree.

Let's have a quick count, shall we? How many derange jackasses who either cause or threaten violence say they're inspired by Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann? I count ZERO (Sure, you could count me, but at least I tell everybody up front that I'm a jackass). How many are inspired by Rush, Beck and ORLY? Oooh, I'm a gonna need my calculator for that one. Or maybe a map.

How many people on the left have inspired bullshit like this? Again, ZERO, even if you count me.

So shut the fuck up about it already. You're just wrong.

Cheap shots (get yer drink on):

In case you didn't notice, the Gifford's shooting wasn't the first time that a right-wing home-grown terrorist murdered a child in Arizona.

Actually, I wouldn't mind living in a state called New Jefferson. But the logic to get there is pretty fucked up.

John Adams, the President that the drunken chimp modeled his presidency after, apparently was a job-killing Kenyan.

Sure, but how good is his Kenny the Page impression?

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Nick Cave is awesome.

Apparently the Ohio Republican party (and specifically those members elected to the state assembly) are 14 year-old boys on a binge.

The Tea Party is as popular in the US as Saudi Arabia. Go team! (Seriously, fuck off already).

You're going to have to tase Glenn Beck. In the head. Maybe that will get him off the cocaine.

I am a firm supporter of abortion rights - but if true this fucknut deserves a special place in hell.

Um, wow. So the President is a Batman villain? Well you sure as fuck ain't Batman.

I can't get this damned song out of my head. If you click here, you can't say you weren't warned. But if you're into anime - it's one hella funny show.

We may not yet know who will be in the Super Bowl (although we can make decent guesses) but the starting lineup for the Puppy Bowl is set.

I wonder if we're going to see a future edition of COPS where some fucking stoner looks up and screams "Oh the humanity!"

You are aware, are you not, that the man ends his shows by saying to the audience, "God bless"?

Um, Mr. Orange Dude? How does hating women create jobs?

Fascinating. I wonder if this means they'd see 3 in Tunisia.

Even Fox has standards? Who'dathunkit? By the way, if I understand it correctly Jesus hates no one. Correct me if I'm wrong.

This won't get investigated. But it should, and by the Senate. Because if they had recused themselves the outcome would have gone the other way.

Maybe this asshole should be charged after all.

If a dog barks in the forest is it rabid?

My friend Ed has the same birthday as Benny Hill. I can only find Benny on youtube.

Limbaugh is a racist child molesting fucker. And Colbert takes him down for it.

When the freedom you want isn't the freedom you want.

And because I love you, Talk Talk


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Entropy always wins

I don't have much to talk about today as I've been dealing with entropy's effect on my hot water heater. Seriously, I thought someone had installed a fountain in my garage while I slept. So let's get right to the…

Cheap shots:

This is your brain on Republicantism. In plainspeak, this means we say goodbye to the following: Amtrak, PBS, Foreign Service, beaches on the east coast, federal alternative energy research, the matching funding of presidential races, new technology research, all high speed rail programs as well as any new city rail programs, our relationship with Ireland, public arts, energy star appliances, and just about everything else that makes life bearable with these dickheads.

Dude, you still are a very bad man. And a cokehead. And one who advocates murder. Tase him bro!

I'm one of these 129 Million you fuck. Personally, I'd bet the number is larger. Obesity is a pre-existing condition too.

Making this equation is like saying Laura Bush wrote the Harry Potter series.

Looks like Joementum no longer gives a shit.

Scroll down to the tweet by Lalo Alcaraz.

There really do seem to be a lot of isolated incidents.

If you voted that the first new congresscritter to face a scandal would be a Republicant, pass go and collect your $200.

And because I love you, The Posies

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


There have been a lot of smart things and a lot of stupid things said since the shootings in Arizona. I myself have done some of both. The smartest things I have heard have come from Jon Stewart, Keith Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow. Even John McCain seems to be channeling his old self and has been seen as the voice of reason. On the flip side there are too many voices to be counted - from Sarah Palin's indignation that she could possibly share even the slightest blame, to radio hosts claiming that the local sheriff wants the shooter acquitted.

There seems to be a lot of lies and damned lies floating around, but I want to address the fear this seems to have put into fuckhead congressman West of Florida. Before the shooting there was a campaign "commercial" up on YouTube that featured his now chief of staff saying, "I am convinced that the most important things the Founding Fathers did to insure my first amendment rights was to give me a second amendment. And if ballots don't work, bullets will." After the shooting it was taken down, but it has since been restored. A new State Assemblyman from New Jersey, Michael Carroll, wrote this past week, "An armed populace is the greatest bulwark of freedom. Our framers understood that, and envisioned a society akin to Switzerland, in which every citizen is armed and responsible for his own defense, and that of the state."

As I've said before, it's as if History is no longer taught in school.

The 2nd amendment does NOT mean what these morons say it means. They are taking the words of the day out of context. Back in the late 1700s we were a foundering nation, having just defeated the British and soon to go to war with them again. We were in territorial disputes with the French, the Spanish, and the numerous native tribes. The 2nd amendment was designed to protect our new nation from those threats - threats that were expected to be around for a long time. The way the amendment is interpreted now is a more recent phenomenon - it's only about 40 years old - and false. Just ask former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren Burger.

The Constitution was meant to be a flowing, breathing document - just ask anyone who was once considered 3/5th of a citizen.. We've amended it several times over the past couple of centuries. We outlawed drink. We brought it back. We gave the vote to women. We gave the vote to minorities. We declared slavery illegal. Quick - how many of you think that the 3rd amendment is relevant in this day and age? How many of you know what the 3rd amendment was in response to?

How many of you know what the 3rd amendment is?

The times have changed and the amendments should change with it. In fact, it was the original intent of the framers of the Constitution to hold a congressional congress every 50 years or so to bring the constitution in line with more current times. We have never done it.

Perhaps it's time we did.

Cheap shots:

By the way, here are Olbermann's own words.

Yet another example of the cocaine getting to Glenn.

Tase the Bitch.

In a perfect world, some people would be going to jail. In ours, I'm not even sure there will be an investigation.

Growing up where I did, the only way I learned about a sizeable chunk of pop and rock music was thanks to the Midnight Special, hosted by this man. I take off my hat.

And because I love you, The Payolas:


Friday, January 14, 2011

…repeats itself…

Do people not even read anything about history anymore? It seems that as a nation we have become so ignorant of our past that we seem justified in making shit up. Yesterday a ranking Pentagon officer said that Martin Luther King Jr. would approve of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Exsqueeze me?

Martin Luther King Jr. was an adamant peace-nik. He could have called for armed uprising but he never did, marching peacefully and changing the minds of people across the planet. He vocally opposed the war in Vietnam. He came under the ire of J. Edger Hoover for that very reason. He gave a passionate speech in 1967 about it that you can hear here. Hell, I was not quite 3 years old when he gave the speech and I remember it.

But this is just the latest example in people being intentionally stupid. Republicants of all stripes hold up Ronald Reagan as their hero and benchmark without understanding that he undertook the biggest tax increase in the last 30 years. They tear down working segregated schools in the Carolinas without understand the lengthy battles that lead to these schools being models for the nation in what still works in our education system. They're telling school boards in Tennessee that nothing that could ever paint our founding fathers in a bad light should be taught.

They're saying that Jesus rode into Bethlehem on the back of a dinosaur. They criticize the Obama administration for policies that they praised under Bush II. They want to get rid of any foreign influences on our legal system without realizing that our legal system was founded by taking the best of other people's systems and integrating it into something new - including Papal, Sharia, and other legal systems.

Hell, they still think Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

They use phrasing like blood-libel and pogrom without understanding the context or the offensiveness of the terms.

I fail to understand and will never understand the idea of willful stupidity. You can never make the facts fit into something that they're not without turning yourself into a liar, so what these people are doing is misunderstanding the facts in order to fit their world-view. Hey, if you're comfortable with that I'm cool but don't inflict it on the rest of us.

Somewhere along the line it became accepted practice to misunderstand reality in order to fit one's worldview. You see it every day on every program run on Faux news. Almost every Rebuplicant talking point boils down to willful ignorance of either the facts or the history of a situation. Perhaps that's what makes me so mad when I deal with these people. Ignorance is understandable - it happens to us all. Willful ignorance is stupid.

Inflicting it upon others is criminal.

Cheap shots (get your drink on):

Methinks the lady might shoot her mouth off.

You said they were holding hostages. Well, please don't offer them any new ones.

Wasn't there a movie a few years back where a politician was screaming "where is my fucking honeymoon!" ?

Have you ever been to an Irish wake? Although there was no swearing, you should have one for this item anyway. It's what we do at Irish wakes.

Somebody tase Bob Durgan.

Heavens to Mergatroid! He went voluntarily!

Funny how the person Steele endorsed started getting less and less support as the voting continued.

Maybe it's because even can recognize that you're a sexist oinker.

So what do they call this one - Don't Ask Don't Bitch?

Yeah, they're going to cry foul, but he was there and the pundits weren't. He gets to call it as he sees it.

If you don’t' think the banks are a good part of the housing problem, then maybe you need to read this. It seems to me that the arguments in favor of squatters gets stronger every day.

Personally, I think we should let the fucker die.

Anyone want to go see Hemingway's old Crook Factory?

And because I love you, Porno for Pyros (2 drinks):

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Upon Reflection, Tase 'em bro!

After a couple of days reflection I have decided to make a change in my own rhetoric. No, I'm not going to tone it down, but I'm not going to call for anyone to be shot anymore. I'm going to call for them to be tased. After all, they keep telling us, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, that tasers are a safe and effective tool in subduing those that need subduing. Despite countless death, injuries, lawsuits and so on, the people who advocate for such things call tasers safe.

Therefore no harm, right?

As my Republican father would sometimes say, "Sometimes a person just deserves a punch in the mouth." I think he'd hate where his party has gone now, but he didn't suffer fools like most do. Well, sometimes you just want to take these fucking idiots out back and put them down with Old Yeller. I have certainly suggested so in the past - mimicking the same rhetoric these right wing fools constantly use. No more. I'm not a nice guy, but I am a better one.

I'm also a snarky jackass, therefore my new outlook. Let's tase some sense into these idiots.

Cheap shots:

To the people of Tucson - don't negotiate with terrorists.

It could have been much worse, thanks to the criminally moronic gun laws in Arizona. Maybe they should take the tack of Wyatt Earp.

Somebody tase Ms. Unemployed Palin. I have a big ego but holy crap she's fucking insane. Pat Buchannan too.

Somebody please tase Erik Erickson - and for a laugh can you quote Gandhi while you're doing it?

Somebody tase Mike Pence and any other jackass who thinks that placards and pistols are the same thing.

And for Louie Gohmert, Representative from Texas, I recommend full shock therapy.

Funny how every single person mentioned in this article has said that they never use violent rhetoric. Tase 'em boys!

And here is a sample list of things said by many of the same people, and read into the congressional record.

One last thing - remember a couple of years ago when the Secret Service accused Sarah Palin that her rhetoric resulted in death threats against Barack Obama? Ah, those were the days.

Now boys, play nice. Neither one of you is going to get the nomination.

I stopped reading Time in the 1980s because they do bullshit like this.

So how did Mike Rowe get that Dirty Job anyway?

Ooooh. The teabaggers are going to come down on Antonin Scalia.

Given the weather in the deep south, I have to wonder if the plan really was to just not let anyone work for a week.

The number one country in the world beating back poverty is… BRAZIL!??!?!!?!?

This is by far the strangest violation of the Geneva Convention I have ever heard of.

Gotta Dance! Interesting sampling going on here…

It is truly sad that the Teabagger movement is so radical that it forces a Republican to resign in fear of his life. Or is it because he's black?

You can never gain the moral high ground by lying and bad Photoshop.

Funny, the health care bill these assholes want to repeal contains provisions that might have helped stop the shooter.

Because you need a break from all of this, I present Wil Wheaton in a fez.

And because I love you, Rage Against the Machine.

Monday, January 10, 2011


With the massacre last Saturday in Arizona the question has been raised (and fairly in my opinion) about whether people who spew hate and rhetoric that fuels this sort of madness should be culpable for the damage done. Perhaps so, but it's tricky.

6 people were killed Saturday, including a federal judge and a little girl born on 9/11 (and featured in a book about children born that day - damn). The intended target, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, survived - albeit only barely - along with 11 other people wounded. It doesn't border on madness, it crosses over. This is murder. This is terrorism. This is inexcusable.

It's looking more and more like the gunman was a loon even without the guns, but that's hardly any excuse. You have to ask what fueled his madness and the blame falls squarely on the people and outlets giving him the fuel - Faux news, Sarah Palin and her crosshairs, Glenn Beck, Bill ORLY, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, and countless other outlets that routinely say in words and paradigms that it is okay to hate a political viewpoint you don't agree with, and to hate the people that say them even more.

Sharon Angle talked about "2nd Amendment remedies". Well guess what bitch, this is what that looks like. Ms. Unemployed Palin, you put cross-hairs on a person someone might think they're a target. Those are cross-hairs - claiming anything else makes you a fucking liar. You're all culpable. Notice the word I used. Culpable.

I don't hold these fucking idiots responsible - after all what they did was talk, not put the gun in a madman's hand. But a certain amount of liability exists, from the people who gave him ideas to the people who think it's okay to carry a weapon that can unload 31 bullets in a few seconds to the supermarket. It's all just madness.

So where does that leave me? As some people might notice, I use the exact same rhetoric, or at least a level close to it, as these dickheads. I do so intentionally, but only as a response to how they act. In other words, I'm mocking them but unlike Jon Stewart I am not a class act in this regard - nor have I ever pretended to be. However, the right uses this device a lot more than the left does, and you can tell this simply from the body count. Crooks and Liars does some heavy lifting in that regard and you should read it.

Thing is, if you rounded up all of us who use this sort of rhetoric, it would be a huge freakin' room, with us liberals over in one corner making up less than 1% of the total. The people who call us out and claim that both sides are doing it are full of shit. It's true, but there's a degree factor that they don't mention. It's not a 50/50 split, it's 99/1. "2nd Amendment remedies", "Don't retreat - reload", elected officials in cross-hairs, "beat him to a bloody pulp", misusing the quotes about the tree of liberty and revolution can be a good thing, "Giffords is dead to me" - these are all things said by people seeking elected office or television figures this past election cycle weighing in just on the race that re-elected Congresswoman Giffords. How many of them were left-wing? Do you hear the crickets?

Don't even get me started on the hunting permits.

But getting back to my original point, what should we do about it? Do we take threats of this nature and turn them into federal crimes? That's already been suggested in the House of Representatives. I worry about that - it could be abused readily, just as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security was in the President Drunken Chimp era. It's a slippery slope and people smarter than me will need to address it. But I do have a suggestion:

How about we take these fuckers off the airwaves? I don't mean have the government do so, how about we the people? It's real fucking easy. Stop watching their television shows. Stop listening to their radio shows. No one's 1st amendment rights will be interfered with. They can still speak. They can blog to their heart's content. But if no one is listening to them on the airwaves they'll be gone in seconds, because they won't be producing revenue. Money talks, and if they don't produce revenue they'll be gone faster than you can blink. Look at how Glenn Beck got dropped from radio in New York. It wasn't political - it was about money.

So if you walk into a room, a bar, an airport, any public or private room anywhere in this country and they're running these people - ask for the channel to be changed to turn the bloody thing off yourself. Now THAT would be a statement - and a big one we could make.

Despite what these fuckers repeat over and over, the constitution does NOT guarantee the right to be listened to. You don't have to listen to them, and you don't have to listen to me. But I don't make a single fucking penny off of this, while they make millions of dollars. That's wrong and the answer isn't to give me millions (although I'd take it - are you nuts?); the better answer is to take the money away from these other people. The moment saying incendiary shit stops becoming profitable very few people will continue to use it. Certainly not in TV and radio, that's for sure. So let's take that away from them. And whatever the fuck you do, don't apologize or carry water for them.

Otherwise we're going to descend further into madness.

Cheap shots:

All that said, and using the same rhetoric, somebody hurt these damn dirty apes.

If you don't believe me about the balance between left and right on the violent rhetoric, take a look at this detailed timeline.

Glenn, the cocaine is talking for you again. So far no one is shooting at you - just the people you tell others to shoot at.

And about the gun control part, Tom Tomorrow sums it up best. Although, mind you, the weapon in question used to be banned.

Hey Boehner, if this is job killing then pass the ammunition.

Here is the statement from the Congresswoman's husband, who is an Astronaut (I kid you not).

But I notice that he doesn't actually deny it being a mecca for bigots and so forth…

I take hits all the time for calling Glenn Beck a cocaine addict. Well, explain this.

When people ask me why I keep my hair long I reply, "because these assholes always seem to shave their heads."

I wanted to make fun of Paula Dean's "pour peas from a can, heat and then slather with butter" recipe but the commentators here did such a good job that I ask you to read them instead.

So, does he get to take the hammer with him?

And because I love you, Heather Porcaro and the Heartstring Symphony. Yes, she's the daughter of Steve Porcaro of Toto.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Drinking liberally

For those of you new to the redone and relocated site, Fridays are special here. While I do usually write commentary mostly I reserve the time for cheap shots. And because we've reached the weekend more or less intact I propose a little drinking game - every time I swear you take a drink. Mine's Tanqueray and Tonic, but you can imbibe in whatever you wish, alcoholic or otherwise. I don’t' keep track of how much I swear, so pace yourselves. You don't want to get sick.

Cheap shots (get your drink on):

Maybe Peter King thinks he knows so much about terrorism because he used to support terrorists?

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I do NOT want to play poker with Obama. He can surprise you with his next move.

Oh, and he's not a dirty fucking hippy either, no matter how many times the Republicats and the media jerkwads say so.

And it NEVER HAPPENED… except for the scandal it might be leading to. What, corruption in office after only 3 days?

Soylent Green is Corporations! Although substitution the image of Scalia for Charlton Heston is also quite disturbing…

Egypt shows us Americans how we claim we're supposed to be - and gets it right.

Job killer? Yeah, you fucking lied.

Room for a moderate? In this political climate? Hey Rudy, I think your psychotropic countering medications have worn off. Time to check yourself into a home.

A liar and proud of it - that's a Republicant for you.

How can you not like Charles Barkley?

And because I love you, Peter Frampton - back when he had hair.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I could quote Gore Vidal here…

Because I posted on Tuesday (and I usually don't) I'm going light today with a few cheap shots to hold you over. I suppose I could just use my catch-phrase, but it's like shooting fish in a barrel at this point. I mean, they wasted $1,000,000+ reading the constitution, or at least some of it, while allowing two members to violate it (see below). Besides, so many others have done the heavy lifting today that I'm going to take it easy.

On a side note, I'm going to be experimenting with the look of this place over the next few days. When the links turn purple they were getting hard to see.

Cheap Shots:

Yeah, they lied to you about cutting the deficit. They're fucking liars.

When they agree with you they're great, when they don't they're fucking liars. That's how Washington works. Well, fuck you and your orange skin.

Stop her before she kills again!

The best of signs, the worst of signs…

So they read the Constitution, to a crowd of almost zero - and skipped some parts. The United States, edited.

Even the teabaggers are already noticing that they've been had. “I actually don’t think it would be possible to fall from grace any faster than this.” I laugh in your general direction.
Um, what?

Remember Garbage Pail kids? Steve King (R-aging Asshole) certainly does.

You sure can pick them, can't you. Set phasers on cynicism.

So the Republicants first order of business was to take away the voting rights of members of congress.

If you have the time, here is a fascinating look at the finest military in the world, from an insider.

And because I love you, Brian May