Memo to Jeb ‘Brother of George W. Bush’ Bush

Sept. 11, 2001 was almost eight full months after Jan. 20, 2001.

If you don’t care about that fact, then you’re unfit to hold public office.

If you don’t understand it, then you’re not sufficiently competent to hold public office.

Massey Energy: The U-North of Coal

Yes! Here we are, all together. Is everyone listening? ‘Cause this is the moment you’ve been waiting for, a very special piece of paper, so let’s have a big, paranoid, malignant round of applause… for United Northfield Culcitate Internal Research Memorandum #229!
Arthur Edens

Remember the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster?

Donald Blankenship, the coal baron who tried to buy himself a judicial appointment to duck liability judgments, and who was the CEO of Massey Energy at the time the Upper Big Branch mine collapsed, is on trial.

In what can only be called a friendly twist of fate, Blankenship may be convicted on the strength of his own words, preserved in self-made recordings of every conversation he had.

That sound you hear is the rotting corpse of Richard Nixon shaking what’s left of his head.

In one conversation, Mr. Blankenship complains that Massey’s top safety official is too concerned with “the social aspects” of her job: “You’ve got to have someone who actually understands that this game is about money.” In another, he frets over a confidential internal safety memo — central to the prosecution’s case — that warned, among other things, of poor ventilation at mines and said Massey was “plainly cheating” in sampling coal dust, a health hazard and a fire accelerant.He worries how things will look if Massey is sued. “If that was a fatal today, or if we had one,” Mr. Blankenship says, an apparent reference to an accident, “it’d be a terrible document to be in discovery.”

Or, as the dearly departed Attorney Edens would say: “You don’t need me to tell you what that means. Goodbye!”

The God’s Obnoxious Party’s Four-Minute Hypocrisy Drill

This really does speak for itself:


The Walking Deadnames

From the Edmonton Journal:

Transgender Albertans puzzled by incorrect names on election voter cards

No, not simply foobars on spellings – Johnson instead of Johnston, etc.

But indtead, you know what it is…

As of last week, the Trans Equality Society of Alberta had been contacted by 35 transgender persons across the province who received voting cards with their birth names, rather than their chosen names. Some had officially changed their names years before.

As someone on Facebook (who, through happenstance, discovered this sort of, um…., discrepancy before issuance of a registration card) said:

It’s been well over a decade since I did my legal name change, and I’ve voted in several elections since, with no problems. I’m looking at this with raised eyebrows.

I can’t imagine why.

A prime minister who bears such a strong resemblance to George W. Bush can only be your friend.

Has Paul Ryan Managed to Pull a Richard III?

You know…

getting the crown, er…, speakership offered to him that he pretended he didn’t want?

Memo to America: If he does take the crown, make damn sure that no one gives him a horse when he subsequently begs for one.  (And I’d strongly suggest that Julian and Joaquin Castro not accept any joint invitations to visit the Tower, er…, Capitol.)

Gee, I Wish I’d Said That in 2011

A transgender person can’t be discriminated against in hiring at a restaurant but they can be denied entry.

…about both Maryland and Massachusetts.

Oh, wait….

Little Known Fact

The LGBTs in Mississippi, Kansas, North Dakota and Alabama who will be eighteen years old on Jan. 20, 2017 and in need of a federal ENDA far more than they will be in need of gay marriage were ten years old when Joe Solmonese told LGBTs to wait until Jan. 20, 2017 to judge the Obama presidency.

What will Joe Solmonese have to say to those eighteen-year-olds on Jan. 20, 2017?

My prediction: He’ll tell those LGBs to join the military if they want anti-discrimination protections – and he’ll continue to pretend that Ts don’t exist.