Gov. Rick Snyder’s skinflint, Michigan

1-17-mcfadden-KOSSo, another Republican enacts a policy that will kill poor people. And who do his fellow Republicans blame?

With Republican Governor Rick Snyder under serious pressure over the Flint, Michigan water crisis, Fox News is trying to shift blame to the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, local Flint officials and even the residents of Flint who are the victims of this GOP malfeasance.

Oh, for fuck’s sake.

So are they blaming Obama because as president he knows that the GOP is full of amoral murderous, racist ass wipes, but he didn’t read Snyder’s mind fast enough to let people know that when you elect a Republican to anything you better get out there and start digging extra graves for all the people who are going to die?

Any other bit of Republican deviancy you need to know about today?

During a Saturday rally in Iowa, Donald Trump said he wouldn’t lose any support in the presidential race from voters even if he shot someone.

“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?” Trump said

No, that can’t be right. Nobody in their right mind would say anything that evil and stupid, not even a Republican. This must be one of those things liberals make up to make the GOP look bad.

Oh, for fu_____….

Nevermind. Why bother? It’s only going to get worse:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he bought a gun on Christmas Eve to protect his family from Islamic State militants.

“I have a right to protect my family,” Rubio said in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” … “I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. In fact, if ISIS were to visit us or our communities at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability I have to protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.”

And this is supposed to be the Republican’s anti-Trump.

Trump/Palin 2016: The clown car takes a right on the Crazytown Expressway

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Oh, god. This can’t be happening. I thought Sarah Palin was gone for good. You know, eaten by a Mama Grizzly off the tip of Alaska where you could see Russia from your kitchen window.

And to top it off, as Sarah was gearing up for the big endorsement, one of the baby Palins was off in Alaska doing something uncool. Yeah, the page in the New York Daily News is real and the bottom headline on the Daily News page is about her Iraq War vet son. Knowing Palin, I’m sure there’s someone to blame that isn’t his parent (from the Washington Times):

Sarah Palin claimed Wednesday that her son, a 26-year-old Iraq veteran who was arrested this week on domestic violence charges, was “hardened” by war and blamed President Obama for failing America’s veterans.

Track Palin was arrested Monday night following a dispute with a girlfriend at the Wasilla home he shares with his parents. He was arraigned on Tuesday, the same day the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee endorsed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

Oh, for fuck’s sake. (I’m sorry, I’m now at the point where I find myself saying this every day.) Of course, I could stop turning into a nihilist and look at this in another way:

But I mean, really, Just when you think we’ve hit every possible level of cosmic absurdity, we end up with Palin and Trump. Together. On stage. Live. I put myself through the torture of watching that non sequitur spectacular. I won’t impost that on you. But Stephen Colbert captures what happened perfectly:

Let’s just throw in all the chips here. The GOP should nominate Donald for president. And he should pick Sarah for vice president. Because in this Dadaist nightmare we call the primary season, that’s the only way this can end.

Donald Trump vs. Samuel L. Jackson

Because we know the Donald is a liar:

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Well, what does Samuel L. Jackson say:

So Jackson says Anthony Anderson was there. What does Anderson say?

Donald?

Hit Girl?

Return of the birther

Campaign_2016_Regime_Change-0b1fc-3259Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (fall on floor, clutch stomach, roll up in the fetal position):

Donald Trump said in an interview that rival Ted Cruz’s Canadian birthplace was a “very precarious” issue that could make the senator from Texas vulnerable if he became the Republican presidential nominee.

“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’ That’d be a big problem,” Trump said when asked about the topic. “It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”

Trump added: “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha (can’t breathe, can’t stop laughing.)! Cough, cough, bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

(Via Washington Post)

I didn’t want to say anything about the militia idiots in Oregon, but …

When you announce to the world that you’re going to take over a government building and  vow to occupy it for years, because … FREEDOM … and … NO MORE OBAMA TYRANNY … one would think that you would have at least had the foresight to bring some basic supplies, like food, because those of us who live in reality know that guns and ammo aren’t sources of nutrition.

Apparently not, based on this missive by the Bundy-inspired bozos:

“We do not stand for fame or fortune. We do this for our children and for their freedom. We do this for your children and their freedom. We don’t want your (government’s official legal tender) money (although that is a typically veiled request for funds). If you have supplies or snacks or anything that may be useful to this stand then please send them to the address above ( a United States Postal Service office in Burns, Oregon).

Snacks?

You expect to hold a building for years by surviving on snacks? And you want them delivered to the local post office? The post office run by the government you’re rising up against because … FREEDOM?

I thought they were inspired by Cliven Bundy, the welfare rancher in Nevada. Turns out, their leader is Al Bundy:

The next time your conservative friends complain about political correctness

So the big problem in `America, according to `Republican presidential candidates, is political correctness. At least that’s what Dana Milbank says at the Washington Post.

Trump and his fellow Republican presidential candidates have connected political correctness to virtually every issue: Vladimir Putin. Immigration. The San Bernardino shooting. Planned Parenthood. David Cameron. The Islamic State. Gun ownership. Social networks. Demagoguery. Muslims. Women in the military. Israel. American exceptionalism. Climate change. Education. The mental-health system. The media. The national debt. Drug addiction. Prisoners of war. Women. Torture. Trans fats. …

The notion of political correctness became popular on college campuses a quarter-century ago but has recently grown into the mother of all straw men. Once a pejorative term applied to liberals’ determination not to offend any ethnic or other identity group, it now is used lazily by some conservatives to label everything classified under “that with which I disagree.” GOP candidates are now using the “politically correct” label to shut down debate — exactly what conservatives complained politically correct liberals were doing in the first place.

The people who complain about political correctness are those who want to say stupid things without being challenged. For example, if you look at right wing media these days, the big outrage over political correctness involves college and fried chicken. This from Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post:

Students at an ultra-liberal Ohio college are in an uproar over the fried chicken, sushi and Vietnamese sandwiches served in the school cafeterias, complaining the dishes are “insensitive” and “culturally inappropriate.”

Gastronomically correct students at Oberlin College — alma mater of Lena Dunham — are filling the school newspaper with complaints and demanding meetings with campus dining officials and even the college president.

General Tso’s chicken was made with steamed chicken instead of fried — which is not authentically Chinese, and simply “weird,” one student bellyached in the Oberlin Review.

The story is also on Murdoch’s Fox News, because it’s the conservative shot at liberals.

But this isn’t about political correctness. This is about being stupid. Kids, If you want authentic Asian cooking, don’t go to a school in Ohio. When you see stories about the top restaurants in the world, are any Ohio restaurants listed? The best you can hope for in terms of fried chicken is this:

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Of course, Oberlin students are going to be mocked by the right.

But Donald Trump is talking about building walls to keep people out and not letting people into the country because of their religion and if you challenge him on it, he claims you can’t talk about it because of political correctness. Carly Fiorina is making up shit about Planned Parenthood and if you challenge her on it, she throws up the cloak of political correctness. Ted Cruz (who in reality is far more dangerous than Donald Trump and is now considered by the rightists as the best alternative to him)  is saying that the shooters in San Bernadino were posting on social media about their plans, but no one did anything because of political correctness.

Mocking them is the least you can do to these people. You have to call them out because they’re either liars or lunatics. What they’re saying is beyond stupid. But this is far more dangerous than a bunch of kids complaining about fried chicken. The students don’t want to run the biggest nuclear power in the world. The kids want lunch.