June 18, 2009

Ensign Resign? Keep Dreaming!


“Last year I had an affair. I violated the vows of my marriage. It is the worst thing I have ever done in my life. If there was ever anything in my life that I could take back, this would be it.”
– Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) on June 16, 2009, as quoted by the AP. “Sen Ensign Admits Affair with Ex-Campaign Staffer

“Our families were close … That closeness put me into situations which led to my inappropriate behavior. We caused deep pain to both families and for that I am sorry.”
– Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) on June 16, 2009, as quoted by the AP.
Ex-Campaign Aide to Sen. Ensign Confirms Affair

“A born-again Christian, Ensign has been a member of the Promise Keepers, a male evangelical group that promotes marital fidelity.”
– Manu Raju, et al, “Admission clouds Nevada Sen. John Ensign’s future,”, June 16, 2009.

“There’s too many people that paint with a broad brush that we’re all corrupt, we’re all amoral…And having these kinds of things happen, whether it’s a Republican or Democratic senator — we certainly have had plenty of Democratic scandals in the past — we need people who are in office who will hold themselves to a little higher standard.”
– Sen. John Ensign, as quoted by CNN’s Political Ticker, Oct. 18, 2007.

“This is a personal situation and I hope he gets it resolved.”
– Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Ensign’s affair, as quoted at [Graham wasn't quite as generous to Bill Clinton.]

“I’m pulling for him.”
– Sen. Harry Reid (D-Idiot) on Ensign’s adultery, forgetting what team he’s supposed to be playing on, as quoted at


June 1, 2009

The Right-Wing Noise Machine Limbo: How Low Can They Go?

Filed under: Commentary,Opinion,Toon — Tags: , , , , , , — RS Janes @ 6:37 pm


May 21, 2009

Beware of the Terrorist Supervillains!


May 20, 2009

Tenet’s Slam Dunk House of Secrets


For a partial list of CIA lies to Congress, go here:

“Does the CIA Ever Lie? Parsing the Pelosi Torture Controversy”
Peter Hart, Common Dreams, May 20, 2009.

May 14, 2009

The Future Mrs. Trump or Governor of California


April 24, 2009

Another of Col. Rove’s Crimes Against America


H/T to Media Matters for the quote.

Also read this at Media Matters:

“Whether or not the federal government should shift education funding to vouchers is a policy disagreement. Nobody is talking about investigating policy disagreements. Torture is a crime. Illegal activity doesn’t become legal simply because the president wants it to happen.”
– Jamison Foser, “Gaps in the Right-Wing’s ‘Banana Republic’ Rhetoric,” Media Matters, April 24, 2009.

January 28, 2009

Thank you, Dennis Miller! ! !

Filed under: Commentary — Tags: , , — Bob Patterson @ 5:04 pm

After writing a column lamenting the demise of hypocrisy, this columnist was forced to realize that it’s not dead after all. A morning monitoring, recently, of the Dennis Miller radio program produced a Phoenix moment. Hopes to be able to continue a connoisseur’s appreciation of sanctimonious Republican drivel sprang back to life almost immediately.

The column was a hasty misjudgment. Miller’s attempt, on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, to goad journalists into mauling every aspect of the Obama program was so encouraging and reassuring for someone who now realizes that Dracula will die before Republican hypocrisy is laid to rest.

Anything but complete obeisance to the Bush press policy that stenography is excellent journalism and that any antagonistic questions from the press is tantamount to treason are applicable only during a Republican President’s term in office.

When a Democrat takes office, it’s time to take the gloves off. The Republican radio personalities will never say anything disparaging about a Republican and never concede that a Democrat has done anything that is not reprehensible and despicable, but the “pro liberal”media must, for the rest of Obama’s term in office, become completely antagonistic and skeptical to prove that they are fair and balanced.

Any derogatory comments made by the “pro liberal” press about a Democratic President will be as welcome as a cash contribution to the Republican National Committee. Any positive assessments of a Democratic President will be challenged and discredited by Republican lackeys in the radio game and be denounced as an example of prejudicial propaganda masquerading as “journalism.”

Miller punctuates his comments with guffawing but doesn’t indicate if he is chuckling with his listeners about how quickly the news media have forgotten that Bush had them fully trained to ignore his deficiencies, or if he is laughing at his listeners about how stupid they are to believe his two-faced standards.

Miller’s Tuesday program was soothing reassurance that a four year long supply of hypocrisy raised to the third power will be available for those who have become addicted to it.

El-Rushbo has indicated that he will wallow in disloyalty to the new Commander-in-chief, so don’t tune in to him to hear a daily dose of hypocrisy in action.

As viewers of the film “Gone With the Wind” know, tomorrow is another day and perhaps a listen to Sean Hannity will provide a new and powerful hit for a hypocrisy junkie! ! !

Andre Gide has said: “The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.”

Now, the disk jockey will play a recording (from 1943?) of Fats Waller’s “You’re a Viper” (just for you Dennis) and we’ll be out of here faster than a Dendroaspis polylepis can slither. Have a “have a nice day” type of week.

January 25, 2009

The Golden Age of Hypocrisy

Filed under: Guest Comment — Tags: — Bob Patterson @ 4:11 pm

[Is lavish praise of hypocrisy an example of irony in action?]

In the future, will historians specializing in the study of hypocrisy look back at Inauguration Day 2009 as the end of the Golden Age of Hypocrisy?

Democrats tend to see religious leaders who are outraged when a President gets a blow-job, but blissfully tolerant of invasions and torture, as an outstanding example of hypocrisy at its best. Republicans, of course, do not see it as an inconsistency in logic, but regard it as the duty of patriotic Christians to condemn immorality and condone preemptive acts of self defense.

El Rushbo thinks that the Democrats owe undying allegiance to a Republican President, but think that hoping a (black) Democratic President fails is not covered by the need for unquestioning obedience to precept that the Commander-in-chief must not be thwarted in his efforts to wage the war on terror.

Senator John McCain helped the Republicans produce economic chaos which eliminated (at a conservative estimation) hundreds of American jobs, but will not support the new President’s economic stimulus program because it will not produce enough jobs to satisfy his sympathy for the plight of the jobless.

Republicans insist that the WMD in Iraq haven’t been found yet. They conveniently overlook the implication that if that is true then the American military has done a piss-poor job of conducting the search.

Republicans think that wearing designer clothes with a tramp motif is a way of showing a “we’re all in this together” display of sympathy for the down-and-outers.

Democrats think that when the American philosophy about war crimes is outlined by the lead prosecutor at Nuremberg and contradicted by American military action, there is some inconsistency in philosophy being displayed. Republicans are aghast when Democrats fail to follow the minute intricacies of semantics which delineate the subtleties which differentiate the two examples.

Republicans favor bumper sticker short philosophies, but have no qualms about long-winded convoluted explanations for some of Bush’s actions.

Conservative radio personality Mike Savage repeatedly accuses Democrats of admiring it as being a display of creativity when a baby smears feces on a wall, but thinks that Bush has created a masterpiece of foreign policy during his term in office and is not reluctant to express his admiration for it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” Therefore inconsistency, such as exemplified by the Republicans, is to be greatly admired.

Now, the disk jockey will play the Lovin’ Spoonful’s song, “Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?” It’s time for this columnist to move along, isn’t it? Have a “sort of” nice week.

June 11, 2008


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May 2, 2008

Stimulus Checks Welcome

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April 30, 2008

The Baptism of Obama

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