Saturday, April 3, 2010

Top 10 Groucho Marx Quotes

There’s nothing like the fine art of sarcasm. Groucho Marx was the master of disaster in his day. Here’s the kinds of things he use to say:

10. From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it.

Read the rest here.

Fla. doc's sign warns off Obama supporters

A central Florida urologist has posted a sign on his office door warning supporters of President Barack Obama to find a different doctor.

So now we have so-called professional Republicans refusing services to Democrats. This is how ugly and stupid people are getting. The law says you can’t discriminate against gender, race, or religious beliefs. Nothing about political exclusion. This “doctor” is the most unprofessional one I’ve ever seen. I hope this isn’t a sign of things to come. The countries already divided enough.

Image: Health care sign

A sign on the door of Dr. Jack Cassell's office in Mount Dora, Fla., tells patients "If you voted for Obama, seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your healthcare begin right now, not in four years."

Democrats should ‘seek urological care elsewhere,’ says notice on door

Friday, April 2, 2010

Extremist letters sent to governors, FBI alerted

Image: Bobby Jindal

This is the result of extremist rhetoric; action. The Republicans should have divorced themselves from the wing nuts like the Tea Party crowd, and other extremist groups, like these “Guardians of the Free Republic.”

Instead, after the health care bill was passed Republicans incited rowdy crowds to “take their government back!” They waved flags that said “Don’t tread on me” which was basically a battle flag.

Now the results of letting extreme fear-mongerers have a voice in the Republican Party are sowing the seeds of hate and violence. This is where the “Reload” rhetoric by Sarah Palin and other right wing loons is bearing fruit. Sleep with the devil and expect to see him when you wake up in the morning.

When is the Republican Party going to wake up and disassociate themselves from these violent radicals? Maybe now that some of them are being targeted  (story below) things will change. 

More than 30 governors received letters demanding they step down


“The FBI is warning police across the country that an anti-government group's call to remove governors from office could provoke violence by others.

A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to "restore America" by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site.

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. The note was obtained by The Associated Press.”

ABOVE PHOTO: Governors whose offices reported receiving the letters included Democrats Jennifer Granholm of Michigan and Chet Culver of Iowa, and Republicans Bobby Jindal of Louisiana (shown here), and Jim Gibbons of Nevada.

Read the whole story here.

Talking Points: Call for Senate Hearings on Pedophile Priest Crisis, 11 AM Good Friday L.A. Cathedral


“Congress had hearings for 9 11, for Waco, and for steroid abuse, are the tens of thousands of victims of sex abuse by clergy in the United States any less deserving?  I spoke with Jim Robertson, L.A. SNAP leader yesterday, and he told me this is what he plans to say at the event this morning, 11:00, at the Catholic Cathedral downtown L.A. at 555 Temple Street.” 

Go here for full story.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time


As judged by notoriety, creativity, and number of people duped…

#1: The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

spaghetti harvest1957: The respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in. Many called the BBC wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti tree. To this the BBC diplomatically replied, "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best."

The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest (full-length article)

Go here to read the rest.


A Thursday Morning Primer on America’s Militia Groups

“…people across the militia world, and people like Mark Potok, who tracks extremist groups at the Southern Poverty Law Center, who study it, agree that anxiety within that world is rising — from economic frustrations growing out of the recession, or fear of the Democratic Party leadership in Washington, or both — and that small, outlier groups like the Hutaree are probably the ones to keep on eye on.” Link below:

Militia Draws Distinctions Between Groups

  • U.S. Agent Infiltrated Militia, Lawyer Says (April 1, 2010)
  • 9th Member of Militia Arrested (March 31, 2010)
  • Militia Charged With Plotting to Murder Officers (March 30, 2010)
  • (Video) Homeland terrorism threatens the country
  • (Video) Arrests reveal militia groups on the rise

  • (Video) Analyst: Militias are ideologically diverse

  • Vatican fights back against pedophile priest accusations

    How Much Did The Pope Know About The Kiddie-touching Priest?

     Nothing is going to change in the Catholic Church. It’s continuing to protect pedophile priests, and the Vatican says the pope can’t be tried for their sins as he’s a “Head of State.”

    If you’re a Catholic, this must be difficult to process. The man sitting in St.Peter’s throne, the head of the entire church, condones pedophilia. His actions are proving that. Read what he’s saying. So what you think. Here are some links that will help you understand what’s happening:

    Best New Catholic Church Defense: It’s not pedophilia if the boys were post pubescent!

    How much did the pope know about kiddie-touching priest?

    Pope on the Ropes: Your 2010 Papal Scandal Primer

    Pope on the Ropes: Your 2010 Papal Scandal Primer

    The pope’s lawyer prepares for a fight

    Vatican: Pope has immunity in sex abuse trials

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010

    How powerful are extreme militia groups today?

                        photo above shows trained militia.

    Militias more connected than they claim

    The common wisdom congealing around the Hutaree story is that the militia members are part of some off-shoot, unique, religious cult that has nothing to do with anything else.

    Rachel Maddow scratches the surface of the story with Crooks and Liar’s David Neiwert and finds that common wisdom falls apart.

    Nine Michigan Militia members charged with terror plot

    Nine members of a violent Michigan militia  have been accused of plotting a terrorist attack on law enforcement agents.

    “Six Michigan residents, along with two residents of Ohio and a resident of Indiana, were indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of mass destruction, teaching the use of explosive materials, and possessing a firearm during a crime of violence,” said U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade and FBI Special  Andrew Arena.

    Despite doubt, Karzai brother retains power

    Image: Afghan supporters greet Ahmed Wali Karzai

    President Obama recently visited Afghanistan and talked to to their president Karzai about corruption in their government. Karzai said he would work on ending it. His idea of “ending corruption” doesn’t jive with reality. Just look at how rotten his brother is: 

    Key figure in southern Afghanistan is accused of links to drugs, corruption

    What If Fox News Actually Wants Mob Violence?

    How easily things get twisted and distorted when a political party has an agenda of “no cooperation.”


    Fox News talkers did their best to trivialize the illegal, terrorist threats made against elected officials, and implied they were deserved.


    Emails: it’s a good idea to question the truth of forwards

    Below is an email that is going around right now. It’s one of those “forward this” if you agree with the message.

    What I’m curious about is how many people think the information is true in the following email? How many think the writer is totally misinformed? 

    So what do you think readers?

    “For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws.

    The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being all of its forms. It came out today that the staff that help right this law is exempt as well. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical.  We do not have an elite that is above the law.  I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever.  The self-serving must stop.”

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    Indicted! Humpty Trumpty Has a Bigly Fall!

    Humpty Trumpty sat on a Mar-a-Lardo Wall He got indicted and had a great fall All the corrupt lawmakers and all of the MAGA minions Couldn&#...