February 29, 2012

Amazing Republican Feats & Facts


Ye Olde Scribe Presents:

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ye Olde Scribe @ 9:53 am


“Oh, my God! Gretchen Carlson can’t hear herself talking about this, that’s so bad… for Gretchen Carlson.”- John Stewart

“Even earplugs shrivel when listening to some of the talking head shills on the Right. Even she who has no right to the term ‘news anchor.’”- Scribe

February 27, 2012

The Secret Life of Willard Mitty


February 25, 2012

Last Issue of The Tea Party Christian Patriot Gazette


February 24, 2012

War, Ashes and Shatner

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Bob Patterson @ 1:40 pm

Ash Wednesday in San Francisco
Rev. Michael Carter speaks on Ash Wednesday

Clergy prays on Ash Wednesday

The assertion that President Obama may have botched his chance for reelection in November because he didn’t start a war during the week of February 19 to 25 may sound absurd as that week comes to an end, but how will the President’s spin specialists respond if, right before the 2012 Presidential Election is held, the Republican candidate tells the voters that it is too late to stop Iran from developing an atomic weapon and that the last chance to prevent that development came during the last full week in February?

Usually avoiding American involvement in a new war is portrayed as a wise course of action, but with the Republicans this year the standard rules of political conduct seem to be in disarray, if not total chaos, and that leaves open the chance that the candidate who eventually wins the Republican Party’s nomination and who will attempt to limit President Obama to one term in office may not hesitate to point back at the last full week in February of 2012 and say that was when President Obama had the last chance available to use a surgical military strike to put a halt to the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

During the week of February 19 to 25, pundits and or journalists suggested that Iran might want to use a preemptive strike to protect their own country. The news media in the USA ran a story suggesting that Iran had individuals inside the USA doing scouting reports for possible terrorist activity.

If a President has solid intelligence asserting that another country is going to launch a preemptive strike against the USA, doesn’t that mean that the President should launch a preemptive strike against them to defend America from a new Pearl Harbor-type attack?

Some altruistic personalities were suggesting that the week would have been a good time to launch humanitarian air strikes against Syria to protect their citizens in much the same way as the war for humanitarian reasons helped diminish the carnage in Libya last year.
Now that the principle of war for humanitarian reason has been established (by President Obama) can any Democrat rationally defend a choice to skip waging a new war for humanitarian reasons?

The Republicans love to frame the issues and debates for the Presidential elections and so if they make the assertion that a surgical strike against Iran should have been launched this past week, then the Presidential campaign might be based on the idea that the winner should be the one who can most duplicate the war-like attitude of George W. Bush.

Wouldn’t it be über-ironic if George W. Bush’s brother used that bit of inverted logic to win the Presidency in November of this year?

If President Obama doesn’t attack some country soon, his fall reelection campaign might sound like a flashback to San Francisco in the Sixties. “Make Love, not War” and all that.

It seems that Occupy San Francisco has faded into history. The Republicans love to treat a problem by removing the symptoms. Where have all the Occupy Protesters gone?

Page one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Wednesday, February 22, 2012 edition, reported “Peter Cukor, 67, was killed at his home in Berkeley minutes after reporting a trespasser. Police were responding only to emergency calls at the time.”

Since the Berkeley Police Department was busy monitoring an Occupy Berkeley Protest, critics immediately demanded a complete investigation into the BPD response to the citizen’s call on the non-emergency line.

Occupy Cal has been moving a protest encampment around to different locations on the Berkeley campus.

Occupy Oakland, Occupy San Francisco, and Occupy Berkeley encampments have been dispersed. The news media seems to have become distracted away from any questions about where the Occupy protesters have relocated.

On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, the San Francisco Organizing Project (SFOP) had members of the local clergy present a letter to a representative of Wells Fargo Bank asking their bank to put a halt to foreclosure proceedings in the state of California until a study could determine if the paperwork had been done carefully and legally.

Would the clergy’s protest have received more news media coverage if any of the Occupy groups had provided additional protesters? There were no San Francisco Police Department officers in riot gear monitoring the possibility that the clergy protest might get out of hand and necessitate numerous arrests.

The Occupy San Francisco protesters have disappeared and news coverage of the possibility that the city will host the America’s Cup yacht races has become the hot controversy for local political observers.

To some cynical observers, it may seem that the politicians in San Francisco are giving away too many concessions to various parties. To others, the America’s Cup races promises to bring additional tourist revenue to the area.

If some average San Francisco citizens were to suddenly have the chance to do the tourist routine in Fremantle, Western Australia, which would they rather see: Bon Scott’s statue or the Museum with a yacht that won the America’s Cup?

Recently the World’s Laziest Journalist noticed what seemed to be a
T-shirt with a typo. It read: “Beat me up, Scotty!” Then we realized that was a San Francisco (Republican?) thing.

This week, folks in fog city learned that tickets would soon go on sale for a local venue for “Shatner’s World: We just live in it.” Wasn’t that predicted ages ago by the Mayan calendar?

Former area resident (and columnist) Hunter S. Thompson has been quoted as saying: “I wouldn’t recommend alcohol and drugs to anyone. But they have always worked for me.”

Now the disk jockey will play The Iron Butterfly song “Beyond the Milky Way,” the Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil,” and Scott McKenzie’s “What’s the Difference?” We have to go see if flower power is still happenin’. Have a Haight & Ashbury type week.

Santorum’s Position on Every Issue Neatly Summed Up


February 23, 2012

George W. Bush: Once a serial killer…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Jane Stillwater @ 12:35 pm

My friend JoAnn recently e-mailed me some unbelievably grim statistics — and also a question. “There are currently two million orphans in Afghanistan, as well as five million orphans in Iraq. How many years of war does it take to produce that many orphans?”, and

And speaking of orphans, I’m currently reading a murder mystery about serial killers — wherein the author states that once someone becomes a serial killer, that person pretty much stays on this particular chosen career path for the rest of his life. And this rather grim concept immediately got me to thinking about George W. Bush, a man who could never resist killing people. Is he too still up to his old tricks? Or has he finally reformed? I wonder.

According an extremely “softball” interview with Bush in AARP magazine last year, GWB is now just a well-meaning average guy with a big smile, innocently puttering around in his garden.;andstart/0/filter/:/:/;andstart/0/filter/:/:/;andstart/0/filter/:/:/;andstart/0/filter/:/:/.html

Yeah right.

GWB is just your smiling average guy — with just one small exception. Bush is personally responsible (along with his smiling father, Pappy’s smiling friends and George’s smiling successors) for creating SEVEN MILLION orphans in Afghanistan and Iraq. And that’s not even counting all the orphans that he (and Pappy Bush, Slick Willie, Dick Cheney and Barak Obama) have paid others create in Palestine, Lebanon, Libya, Syria, etc. — not to mention the rest of the world.

I immediately canceled my subscription to AARP.

But my question about this particular serial killer still remains. What, exactly, is GWB up to these days? Is he really trying to resist the temptation to go out and create even more orphans? Or is he now finally able to rest comfortably — knowing that his successor is still keeping up that fast-track scheme of orphan-creation for him.

Perhaps even at this very moment, our George is happily thinking to himself as he sings in the shower, “Iran has WMDs too. We really do need to bomb Iran and create even more orphans. Guess I’d better give Barry a call.”

PS: And what about all the orphans that Bush, his colleagues and successors are happily creating here in America too?

PPS: And this is still my favorite bumper-sticker: “Imagine a world where EVERY child is wanted, nurtured, protected and loved: World Peace in one generation!”


Scary Santorum is Even Losing Republican Women


February 22, 2012

The ‘Who Said It’ Quiz for 2/22/2012

Filed under: Commentary,Opinion — Tags: , , , , , — RS Janes @ 7:45 pm

Match the quote with the right name or source. If you’re correct on all of them, give yourself a big pat on the back!

1. “Critics on the right worried that [the president] was a Communist, a socialist or the tool of a … conspiracy. Critics on the left complained his policies didn’t go far enough.”

To which president does the quote refer:

A. Barack Obama
B. Woodrow Wilson
C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
D. Harry S Truman

2. “The idea is that the state doesn’t have rights to limit individuals’ wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.”

Who said it?

A. Newt Gingrich
B. Rick Santorum
C. Adolf Hitler
D. Benito Mussolini

3. “On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God’s name on one’s behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.”

A. John F. Kennedy
B. Barry Goldwater
C. Bill Clinton
D. Barack Obama

4. “The preservation of the family with many children is a matter of biological concept and national feeling. The family with many children must be preserved … because it is a highly valuable, indispensable part of the … nation. Valuable and indispensable not only because it alone guarantees the maintenance of the population in the future but because it is the strongest basis of national morality and national culture … The preservation of this family form is a necessity of national and cultural politics … it considers unborn life as sacrosanct. For the legalization of abortion is at variance with the function of the family, which is to produce children and would lead to the definite destruction of the family with many children.”

A. Ron Paul newsletter in the 1990s
B. Rick Santorum campaign press release in 2011
C. Family Research Council email in 2009
D. A Nazi newspaper in the 1930s

5. “Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not [always] the most wise depository of the public interests.”

A. John F. Kennedy
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. Franklin D. Roosevelt
D. Dwight D. Eisenhower

6. “The liberal court found Him [Jesus] guilty of false offenses and sentenced Him to death, all because He changed the hearts and minds of men with an army of 12. His death reset the clock of time. Never before and not since has there ever been such a perfect conservative.”

A. Rick Santorum
B. Sarah Palin
C. Rick Perry
D. Herman Cain

7. “Stupid people are ruining America.”

A. Rick Santorum
B. Sarah Palin
C. Rick Perry
D. Herman Cain

Click on ‘Read the rest of this post’ for the answers…


February 20, 2012

Big Republican Government Crime


February 19, 2012

The Republican Party’s War on Women


February 18, 2012

Fox News just declared war on Iran!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Jane Stillwater @ 10:49 am

We’re in for it now. Rupert Murdock is the Joseph Goebbels of 2012! The Mayans are gonna be right.


Scenes from a Republican America: Working at Your Job


February 17, 2012

Foster Friess for Bayer Aspirin


Dynasty Resurrection?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — Bob Patterson @ 1:33 pm

Occupy Cal graphics for Valentine’s Day

Occupy Cal Mushroom

I left myin San Francisco . . . ♫ . . .”

Is America being set up for the return of the Bush Dynasty? Has the legacy of Murrow’s Boys morphed into a shameless spectacle of his network’s modern on air talent kowtowing to the Republican Party in the form of stories about a political triumph that is being spun as a “compromise”?

In the early morning hours on Thursday, KCBS news radio in San Francisco reported that the payroll tax cut had been extended because the Republicans folded on their insistence that it be balanced by corresponding budget cuts.

Isn’t the “payroll tax cut” code talk for cutting back on workers’ contributions to the Social Security Trust fund? Hasn’t destroying the Social Security program been the top Republican political goal since the day FDR signed it into law?

They get to take another major step towards dismantling the Social Security Program and make their dreams come true and a step to destroy (eliminate funding from) other social programs is postponed and that qualifies as a compromise? GMAFB!

Hasn’t cutting social programs become the Sadistic highlight of the post St. Reagan era for the Republicans? Wouldn’t getting America’s free press to applaud the trend just be icing on the cake? Could the trend to cut social programs funding be compared to being the budgetary equivalent of Sherman’s march to the sea?

Isn’t portraying the lack of cuts as a humiliating compromise the final nail in the coffin for America’s Freedom of the Press?

Do employees at Fox News really start the day by facing a photo of Murdoch, taking an loyalty oath, and then putting their hats over their hearts while singing along to “Memo from Turner”? Or is that just an urban legend?

The World’s Laziest Journalist thinks that he remembers a posting on the Columbia Journalism Review’s website castigating American Journalists for using the dishonest “payroll tax cut” euphemism in place of the more politically charged term “raid on the Social Security Trust Fund.”

In the conservative dominated realm of spin, ascertaining the truth in American Politics has come to resemble the classic chase scene in Orson Wells film “The Lady from Shanghai.” Which image is political reality, which is diabolical spin? Remember if you make a guess and it is incorrect, you will lose more of you rapidly diminishing supply of Constitutional rights. (Good luck!)

Hasn’t the pervasive Conservative noise machine pummeled Americans into surrendering their insistence that the function of the press is to provide citizens with accurate information that will permit them to make well informed decisions when they vote? Isn’t amusing and entertaining what just what Edward R. Murrow and his posse, called Murrow’s Boys, really wanted?

Have you heard the radio ads that tout a method for getting a choice of approximately 500 American radio stations? (Define “a hall of mirrors.”) Should the ever narrowing window of opportunity for access to foreign news sources be compared to Hitler’s edict that proclaimed that listening to foreign radio stations had become a capital offense?

What would be so bad about listening to Sky Rock from Paris, Triple J from Australia, or (if it still exists) Radio Caroline?

Wasn’t there a book a while back in the USA, with the cryptic title: “Ladies and Gentlemen; this way to the showers!”? What was that supposed to mean?

At the World’s Laziest Journalist’s Headquarters we thought we saw a mention on the Internets (and a story in last Sunday’s edition of the New York Times) about some newsmen getting arrested in Great Britain because of a hacking scandal investigation. Did we just imagine that?

Before Dubya sent American troops off to Afghanistan and Iraq, the American Free Press ran “we don’t want another Vietnam” essays on their Op Ed pages. Now as America prepares to use the principles established at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials outlining the necessary condition for permitting a preemptive strike, the lefties in the press realize that such divisive diversions are counter-productive and seem to have given up that lame attempt at circulation building stunt journalism.

If Rupert Murdoch tells the journalists to jump, they must jump and ask “How high?” on the way up.

America established the principle of war for humanitarian reasons before authorizing drone attacks on Libya. This week the need to send drones attacks against Syria as a means of protecting that country’s citizens from a bloodthirsty national leader is becoming abundantly clear thanks to the fair and balance new coverage being provided by America’s Free Press.

Weren’t the trend spotting reporters in American Journalism right on top of the “Linsanity” phenomenon this week? We may have to personally direct the Pulitzer Prize selection committee’s attention to some of the best of the lot.

Not all the work done at the Amalgamated Conspiracy Theory Factory is devoted to deep dark secret government plots against its own citizens. One of the Factory’s midlevel management team, earlier this week, dug out an old item from long ago when he was only a summer intern there.

According to his theory; if you take the segment of Madonna’s “Truth or Dare” documentary film where she ridiculed actor Kevin Costner and speculate that that incident must have occurred just about the time he (as Executive Producer for the film project called “The Bodyguard”) was making assessment about who should be given the role of the female singing sensation (what is type casting?); you just might come up with some speculation about how Whitney Houston’s big career boost was directly attributable to some rudeness delivered by Madonna. (Didn’t Madonna used to have some aspirations for an acting career to augment her musical achievements?)

This week Tony Bennett was given the key to the city in a ceremony at San Francisco City Hall. Some pre-event publicity indicated that part of the program would include the honoree singing “I Left My ♥ in San Francisco.” He didn’t. (OMFG! Somebody has left the ♥ symbol loose on the Internets! Now it will spread like the bubonic plague!)

The Occupy Cal rebel encampment on Sproul Plaza was moved to another area of the campus late this week. (Note: On Friday morning, it was being reported by an Occupy Potester that the encampment on the steps of Doe Library had been removed. A Google News search was inconclusive.)

On Thursday, we saw news reports that stated that a brokered Republican Convention might be offered the choice of JEB Bush or Sarah Palin to function as a “tie-breaker.”
(How many Democrats will be dumb enough to believe that the Republican Party is ready to name a beauty contest winner as commander-in-chief of the American military? {This is what mystery fans call “a red herring.”})

There is a bit of folk wisdom in Hollywood that advises script writers to leave some “wiggle room” at the conclusion of a horror film, so that the monster can return in a sequel.

Wasn’t there a bunch of news reports about the Bush Dynasty being as extinct as the dinosaurs when George W. Bush’s term in office was concluded? Is Karl Rove going to pull an astonishing sequel scenario out of a hat this summer just as if American politics were as predictable as a Wes Craven movie sequel?

Are the liberal pundits in America’s Free Press just going to sit there and not bring up the possibility of the political effort to reincarnate something that was deemed extinct?

If this column isn’t reprinted on the Op Ed page of the New York Times next week, maybe the World’s Laziest Journalist should try to contact the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (New South Wales) and see if there’s any possibility of being a guest lecturer there before the November election. Don’t people into scholarship value alternative viewpoints . . . especially if in retrospect they were spot-on?

To be continued . . .

Former San Francisco columnist Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary included this entry: “Cynic, n. a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.”

Now, the disk jockey will play The Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” Janis Joplin’s “Down on me,” and Quicksilver Messenger Service’s “Holy Moly.” We have to go to the poster shop and get the one of the flying Mustang from “Bullitt.” Have a “Make Love, not war” type week.

YOS Presents…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ye Olde Scribe @ 5:15 am


No one can be sure of what is in Sarah Palin’s heart besides Sarah Palin.- Whitney Levon from the author’s Yahoo story, Sarah Palin Forgets She is Not Running for President.

…but we do take for GRANITE that there are rocks in her head.

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