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I Could Really Use a Beer

Posted by pjsauter on July 31, 2009
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It’s funny, dubya’s supposed strong point was that the “average Joe” would want to “have a beer” with him (despite the fact that dubya was supposedly on the wagon, and, as far as I remember, he never had as much as an O’Douls with any average Joes). Now Obama goes and has a beer (a Bud Light, too, which, sadly, is both disappointing and appropriate; woulda been funnier if he’d had a Colt 45 and lit up a Newport) with “average Joe” Biden, “average Jim” Crowley, and of course Big Man on the Harvard Campus, Henry Louis Gates, and Fux News makes fun of it. Go figure.

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Single Payer Lobby Day

Posted by pjsauter on July 30, 2009
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Granny is on a bus somewhere in the vicinity of Washington, DC right now, on her way to lobby for Single Payer Health Care, before a rally in Upper Senate Park at 1pm, in an effort to counter millions of insurance industry lobbyist dollars with the voice of “the people,” and to celebrate Medicare’s 44th birthday. “The people” come to DC in buses, while the lobbyists arrive in stretch limos, trailed by busloads of money. I’m sure you’ve all heard about today’s activities, because they’re being so well covered by the media. Right? Or at least all the usual “progressive” outlets. Right? No?

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Tanning Hump Day

Posted by pjsauter on July 29, 2009
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The Chicago local Fox station reports that evolution is making women more beautiful, because the hot babes are reproducing more (sorry, ladies, the men are staying just as ugly as ever, but you’ve always got the Jello-Joweled Triad of Lou Dobbs, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck to lust after). Now, I know what you’re thinking: I thought evolution was a myth, right? And even if it isn’t, doesn’t it take, like, millions of years for a series of minute mutations to become noticable? And does this mean that good-lookin’ women are really just mutants?

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Posted by pjsauter on July 28, 2009
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No public healthcare option for you, America. At least, not if the Senate Finance Committee, led by the intrepid insurance industry lackey US Senator from Montana, Max Baucus, and his gang of six “bipartisan” (note, bipartisan in this case means “in the pocket of the medical/insurance/pharmaceutical industrial complex”) Senators have their way. And I bet they will. It’s now all about passing “something” and declaring victory (except for Republicans, of course, who get to fuck it all up, and then bitch how bad a job the Democrats did when “the public” gets screwed over yet again). Time to buy some shares of Schering-Plough, AIG, Aetna, Amgen, Blue Cross….well, you get the idea.

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Sarah, Smile

Posted by pjsauter on July 27, 2009
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Caribou BarbieSo, Caribou Barbie has finally left the building. She should do well on the Republican lecture circuit, where she can feed the wingnuts plenty of red meat, served with a liberal (please excuse the expression) helping of folksiness. She should do great, as long as she’s got a script. Good for her, I guess. For somebody whose career clearly should have peaked at being mayor of Wasilla, she’s certainly come a long way. I kinda doubt she’ll ever run for national office again, but you never know. If she does the work and realizes that you can’t just come up with some beauty pageant bullshit answers (only Dubya was able to get away with that), you never know.

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Boobleheads

Posted by pjsauter on July 26, 2009
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Today on Press the Meat, it’s a full hour of Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Watch, as Gilligan Gregory asks, “do you think cops are stupid, too?”

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Posse Comitatus Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on July 25, 2009
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Just in case you thought you’d heard it all about Dick Cheney, it turns out he was trying to get The Shrub to send the Army to Buffalo to round up the Lackawana Six. Imagine that. That’s about as disturbing a thought as I can think of. The next step would be tanks in the streets to quash protests.

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Friday Minimum

Posted by pjsauter on July 24, 2009
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Congratulations to anybody making minimum wage (well, I wish you were making more, but you know what I mean) for the raise you’re getting today: a bump of 70 cents, up to $7.25 an hour. That’s, like, 10.5%, which sounds good. Of course, that whole percentage thing was invented by the rich folks to make the peasants think they were being treated fairly. You know, where everybody in the company gets, say, a 3% raise, so it must be “fair,” since everybody’s being treated equally. As if somebody making $100,000 getting a $3,000 raise is “equal” to somebody making $17,000 a year (which is close to a buck more than the “new improved” minimum wage) getting a $510 raise. Still, when it comes to pay, more is always better than less.

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Blue Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2009
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I didn’t watch the President’s presser last night. I’m glad he took his case for health care reform “to the American people,” though I don’t really know what they have to do with it. Nice to keep ’em in the loop, I guess. From what I’ve read this morning, health care wasn’t an interesting enough topic, so the intrepid press moved along to more important things, like what if Obama got caught trying to break in to the White House (which is an easy question to answer; they’d claim he wasn’t born in this country and ship him off to Guantanamo, where he would reluctantly have to agree that they have a right to keep him there indefinitely without a trial).

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Fat Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on July 22, 2009
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Another great victory for the United States – this one in the war on poppy seeds. Yes, our great military might was used to take on 300 tons of poppy seeds, and we have prevailed. Oh, I know, the Taliban use the money from heroin to fund their nefarious activities and all that, but if that was your means of putting food on the table for your family, how do you think you’d feel about Uncle Sam right about now? You wanna put a dent in the heroin trade? Give it away for free – along with free health care and drug rehab for anybody that needs it. Yeah, I know, that’s crazy talk.

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