Daily Archives: December 20, 2009

A Holiday Treat (historic, too)

Let’s go back to the time before Al Franken was a Senator… back to when he wrote “Lying Liars, etc…” and was campaigning to get Bush out of office. Here is “Supply Side Jesus” done as an animated comic book. Al’s perception was correct all along… and the Republicans he was satirizing haven’t changed much, either.

Right-wingers divided over God’s motivations behind DC snowstorm

This is a clip from Media Matters (there’s more to it than this, but you get the idea – the motivations of God are so important to Conservatives.)

Read on, McDuff:

clipped from mediamatters.org

The right-wing noise machine is sure that a snowstorm in
December is proof of something, they’re just split on what exactly.

Newt Gingrich became the latest to play the ridiculous “it’s
snowing so global warming must be a hoax” card. Gingrich took to Twitter –
where he’s been schooled
before – on Saturday morning to share a few thoughts about the storm:

newtgingrich As
callista and i watched what dc weather says will be 12 to 22 inches of snow i
wondered if God was sending a message about copenhagen

newtgingrich After
the expanding revelations of dishonesty in climategate having a massive snow
storm as obama promises our money to the world is ironic

newtgingrich There
is something jimmy carter like about weather service upgrading frrom winter
storm to blizzard as global warming conference wants US $ 

Of course as Media
Matters
has pointed out ad infinitum, individual
storms have nothing to do with human-caused climate change.

But maybe the DC “Snowpocalypse” is a sign
of something else.
  blog it

The article will also give you the opinion of RedState.com’s Editor, Erick Erickson – whose publication says: Silly Brian Beutler, It’s God, Not Mother Nature as he responds to an article at TPM.

Comparing the House and Senate Bills prior to Compromise:

If all goes as the news is saying, Harry Reid has the 60 votes to get the Senate’s Health Care bill passed on Tuesday morning. Then it will have to go into a compromise commission with the House of Representatives.

I was looking for a clear source comparing the two bills and found it at the Washington Post. Go HERE to see the differences.

Humor for a Snowbound Sunday… and it’s Weather related:

This compliments of The Brain Police:

The Senator’s New Clothes:

clipped from thebrainpolice.blogspot.com

Back in September, godfather of global warming deniers Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) announced that he would be going to the U.N.’s climate change summit in Copenhagen this week to present “another view.” “I think somebody has to be there — a one-man truth squad,” he said.

Inhofe traveled to Copenhagen however — with a single staffer and  his imaginary friends for an an “impromptu” press conference and spent a grand total of two hours in the Danish capital. But even during the press conference, few reporters showed up and the Oklahoma senator wasn’t very well received by the ones who did:

A reporter asked: “If there’s a hoax, then who’s putting on this hoax, and what’s the motive?”
“It started in the United Nations,” Inhofe said, “and the ones in the United States who really grab ahold of this is the Hollywood elite.”
One reporter asked Inhofe if he was referring to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Another reporter — this one from Der Spiegel — told the senator: “You’re ridiculous.”

The Senator then said that he was “freezing his ass off” and left in a huff..…. blog it

Inhofe certainly shows off to the rest of the world the stupidity of the American Right!

Now that you’ve had a laugh, go out and shovel the driveway.

Next to the last day of Zappadan…

Looking out the window at two feet of snow and two cars to dig out, I get back into my recliner and, instead, listen to a 1980 recording in Paris, of Frank and his assembled band doing The Illinois Enema Bandit.

Here’s the breakdown:
Frank Zappa Palais des Sports, Paris, France June 11, 1980 (early show)
Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals) Incredible Guitar Solo!
Ike Willis (rhythm guitar, vocals) Lead Vocal
Ray White (rhythm guitar, vocals)
Tommy Mars (keyboards, vocals)
Arthur Barrow (bass, keyboards, vocals)
David Logeman (drums)