Everything You Need to Know in Life You Can Learn from Doctor Who


LBJ’s “Daisy Girl” Is Alive And Well…

…and she wants everyone to stay that way.

The Donald Trump Story


No More Perhaps

Even if the Philadelphia gay bashers are not one-percenters by asset, at least one of them is a one-percenter by arrogance:


Knotthead is the woman (I wonder if the radphlegm trans-exterminationists are going to try to claim that she must be trans; after all, only ‘men’ are violent, right?) among the three people charged.

Arrest warrants have been approved for Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26, and Katherine Knott, 24, all of Bucks County, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

Each is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy.

On Tuesday night, Action News asked Lt. John Stanford why police didn’t arrest the suspects immediately.

“Well, it’s a situation of which the attorneys made communication with us to bring the clients from the first place, as a courtesy[“]

Damn.  She must be a cop.  That almost sounds like the special treatment that Ferguson, Missouri police thug Darren Wilson is getting from the St. Louis County authorities.

Action News has confirmed suspect Kathryn Knott is the daughter of Chalfont, Bucks County Police Chief Karl Knott.

Close enough.

Arrogance never falls too far from the tree – whether by money or by badge.

Remember the ‘Will And Grace’ Episode Where Everyone Shows Up to an ‘Ex-Gay’ Group Meeting Just Assuming that It Is Actually a Gay Hook-Up Get-Together?

Well, life imitates art:

With so much business-casual packed into the Gaylord International Hotel for the annual family values bash CPAC, there’s bound to be a few hookups. But because attendees may be a bit out of touch, apps like Grindr and Tinder, while certainly buzzing, have not completely overtaken good old-fashioned Craigslist.

According to one sex blogger, “in years past CPAC has developed a reputation for being one of the biggest gay hook-up destinations this side of the White Party.”

So…What Does Kyle Tasker Think of ‘Affluenza’?

As a follow-up to the introduction of the murderous, drunken rich brat from Texas who the Republicans will nominate for the presidency as soon as said murderous, drunken rich brat from Texas turns 35, we have a law-n-order New Hampshire Republican:

Rep. Kyle Tasker (R-Nottingham) is one of the sponsors of HB 1442, which would allow circuit and superior courts to establish mental health courts. Those courts could lead to treatment for mentally ill, nonviolent offenders rather than incarceration.

But on a Facebook post from Feb. 2 and 3, Tasker commented that “[t]he idea that being crazy is a shield against the full force of the justice system is laughable.”

“Crazy people need to face consequences equal or greater than everyone else,” Tasker wrote.

So, Kyle….

Are rich (presumably Republican-spawned) white kids who kill people and blame it on how hard they had it in life because of being so obnoxiously rich “crazy” and in need of “consequences equal or greater than everyone else”?

The 99% want to know.

“Rand Paul is not only too dishonest to come up with his own material, he’s too stupid to at least plagiarize from a reliable source”

See the quotation marks?

They are an indication that I am not claiming that sentence as my own.  Hereafter, I am telling you that I got it from commenter “Mr. Flibble” at Crooks and Liars.

All of that is called ‘citing my source.’

I have no idea how authoritative “Mr. Flibble” is, but I’ll lay down a buck or two that whoever it is has taught a class in high school or, as I did, in college where someone passed off made a feeble attempt to pass off a Wikipedia entry as an original essay.

Unsourced, of course.

(For those keeping score at home – and in light of the fact that we’re inside a month away from the 35th anniversary of the assassination – the idiot who tried to get away with it in my class cut-and-pasted from Harvey Milk‘s Wikipedia entry.)

All of that, brings us to Ayn, er…, Rand Paul.

Rand Paul was speaking at crazyland Liberty University today and went off on a long tangent about eugenics, and how “the evil, autocratic state” can, if allowed, determine one’s destiny. How that was supposed to help Ken Cuccinelli in his gubernatorial race is anyone’s guess, ostensibly the reason he was there in Virginia. But, as with Ted Cruz, everything they do is geared towards 2016. Rand Paul has been running hard for the evangelicals lately, but cribbing from a wikipedia entry probably isn’t going to impress anyone.

Certainly not.

On the other hand, it does make me wonder how much of his own work he actually did while at Duke University medical school.

I guess only Aqua Buddah (or perhaps the rotting corpse of Richard Nixon, who went to law school at Duke) knows for sure.

Republicans: They Put the Con(Artist) in Conservative

From PoliticsUSA:

An open mic and camera caught Rand Paul discussing shutdown strategy with Mitch McConnell. Paul admitted that Republicans don’t want to be there, and their only hope is to look reasonable.

Rand Paul admitted to the world the Republicans only hope of getting out of the government shutdown is if Democrats didn’t focus group test their talking points enough. It is nice to see Mitch McConnell confirm that there isn’t going to be a secret deal. Obama is telling Republicans privately the exact same thing that he is saying publicly. They are going to get nothing.

However, Republicans are saying something publicly that they don’t believe privately. Publicly, the Republicans are talking tough. Privately, they are desperate for a way out of the shutdown that allows them to claim some little symbolic or token victory.

Translated: The white, racist millionaires of the Republican party are fiddling while the ability of millions of Americans who actually work a living – having the audacity to do so for the federal government (and, lets not forget, Americans who have the temerity to run businesses that accept federal government employees as customers) – to pay their bills burns.

In lieu of buring those bills that can no longer be paid, they all should be forwarded to Closet Case McConnell and Rapist Rand.

How Can You Tell if the Rest of the Rich, Republican Elites in Congress Don’t Care About Your Well-Being?

I dunnow…


Just opening your eyes should do it.

Maybe There Actually Was a Nicer Bigot Only an Hour North on I-35

Quid pro quo (“this for that” in Latin) means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean “a favour for a favour”; phrases with similar meaning include: “give and take”, “tit for tat“, and “you scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”

Quid pro quo harassment occurs when employment or academic decisions or expectations (hiring, promotions, salary increases, shift or work assignments, performance standards, grades, access to recommendations, assistance with school work, etc.) are based on an employee or student’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other behaviour of a sexual nature.

Not just sexual – as closet case christianist psychopath presidential-never-gonna-be  Rick Perry is about to find out.

A Texas judge said Thursday he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Gov. Rick Perry abused the powers of his office and broke the law over a veto that cut funding for state public corruption investigators.

Judge Robert Richardson said he expects to select someone in the coming days to look at a two-page complaint filed by a watchdog group, Texans for Public Justice. The special prosecutor could quickly deem the complaint meritless or decide it warrants further investigation.

Perry’s office denies wrongdoing.

The complaint stems from the April drunken-driving arrest of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose office houses the Public Integrity Unit that is the state’s criminal ethics arm. Its high-profile cases include the 2010 prosecution of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and an ongoing investigation into the state’s $3 billion cancer research agency.

Lehmberg pleaded guilty after her arrest and served half of a 45-day jail sentence. But she refused calls from Republicans to resign, including from Perry, who publicly said he would eliminate $3.7 million in annual state funding if she did not step down.

Lehmberg stayed in office, and Perry vetoed the money in June.

In a two-page complaint filed shortly after Perry’s veto, the head of Texans for Public Justice accused Perry of possibly violating laws regarding coercion of a public servant, bribery, abuse of official capacity and official oppression.

“Governor Perry violated the Texas Penal Code by communicating offers and threats under which he would exercise his official discretion to veto the appropriation,” wrote Craig McDonald, the group’s executive director, in the June 26 complaint.

Its called quid pro quo, bro.

Its also called a felony.

Maybe he can double up with Bob McDonnell in federal prison – though I think it would be far more appropriate to stick him in a Texas prison…