Thursday, December 30, 2010

NoBullU New Year's Resolution

There were probably many, many times this year when I may have.....

Disturbed You,

Troubled You,

Pestered You,

Irritated You,

Bugged You,

Or got on your Nerves!!

So today, I just wanted to tell you....




Suck it up Cupcake!! Cause there AIN'T NO CHANGES planned for 2011!!

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up to fact-free fantasies - don't be duped by the Birthers;


Local and regional: congratulations Mobile, Austal USA, a unit of an Australian company, was awarded a contract for $3.52 billion to build 10 new littoral combat ships (aluminum trimaran, a three-hulled vessel unlike any previous Navy design)


Nation and international: supply and consumption, ShakesPalin, back in the news, earmarks by any other name, just more Republi-CON hypocrisy, and speaking of Republi-CON hypocrisy, Republi-CON deficit hypocrisy continues, even more state Republi-Con fiscal conservative hypocrisy, Uncle Sam's naughty list, speaking of naughty, read your spouse's email, go to jail, Inside Job, will it be the best documentary of 2010, Happy Capitalism!, and speaking of gifts, next year return misfit gifts before receiving them;


Fun stuff: why Santa didn't answer your letter and 100 Great Movie Lines;

and

Donate to a good cause: it's not too late to help the poor or less fortunate, read the New York Times, The Gifts of Hope.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle the truth and some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Uncle Sam's Naughty List

UPDATE: Surprised that Uncle Sam keeps a list, actually there are a dozen lists.

Read the Washington Post, Terrorist watch list: One tip now enough to put name in database, officials say.

"Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Americans, using the FBI, local police, state homeland security offices and military criminal investigators."

Read the Washington Post, Monitoring America.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ShakesPalin

UPDATE II: Mis-spelled, mis-remembered inventing a new word, or typical Republi-con revisionist history? Palin tries to explain. Read the New York Daily News, 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' explains 'refudiate' on TLC show as simple mis-typed Twitter message.


UPDATE: Watch:

Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.


Read the Washington Post, Palin invents word 'refudiate,' compares herself to Shakespeare.

And if an occasional new word or scripted appearance on Hedgehog News is not enough, there is always the Sarah Palin Quote Generator.

Republi-CON Earmark Hypocrisy

"'Lettermarking' and 'phonemarking' by legislators take place outside of the usual appropriations process." Is it still earmarking? Read The New York Times, Lawmakers Finance Pet Projects Without Earmarks.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up to fact-free fantasies - duped by the Birthers and sermons of hate, attributing horrible events to God's wrath for the treatment of Israel, so how do you explain the fires;


Local and regional: play double-A ball, name that team, and arrogant government official;


Nation and international: lame ducks triumphant, from unemployment benefits, to health care for 9/11’s first responders and a Russian arms control treaty, Congress got a lot done, but the Republi-cons did get their millionaire tax cuts and a bankster whitewash, PolitiFact Lie of the Year: government takeover of health care, with less than six months til the first debate, let the campaigning begin, are government pension promises worthless?, 150 years later, golfers beware, who you callin short, Uncle Sam's naughty list, Santa needs a raise, and Happy Festivus!


Fun stuff: how pumpkin pies are made, The Christmas Can-Can (Animated Version); what if Jesus was born today; and have you seen redneck Santa and my Holiday Lights, and the best and worst of the holidays, what was your worst gift.

and

Donate to a good cause: if you still haven't made a gift to help the poor or less fortunate then read the New Yoirk Times, The Gifts of Hope.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

And remember: I'm still God's favorite Gulf Coast talk show host, just ask the capped well!

Golfers Beware

"An errant shot that left a man blind in one eye has produced a reassuring message for golfers: you are not responsible for all of your bad shots." Read The New York Times, For Golfers, Fore Isn’t Last Word on Ducking.

Are Government Pension Promises Worthless?

"As cities and states struggle to pay for pensions, Prichard, Ala., is a worst case. Some retirees have become destitute." Read The New York Times, Alabama Town’s Failed Pension Is a Warning.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Why Republi-CON Zombie Ideas Live On

As sci-fi movie fans know, a zombie is a reanimated human corpse. And the only way to kill a zombie is with a head shot, preferably followed by a corpse burning. So why do Republi-con zombie ideas live on

Case in point, "[f]ree-market fundamentalists have been wrong about everything — yet they now dominate the political scene more thoroughly than ever." Read The New York Times, When Zombies Win.

The solution -- call the Republi-con bluff!

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Republi-CON Bankster Whitewash

Don't listen to those waskly Republi-cons, who believe "that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the" Banksters. The economic crisis was caused by a housing "bubble [that] was inflated by irresponsible lending, made possible both by bank deregulation and the failure to extend regulation to “shadow banks,” which weren’t covered by traditional regulation but nonetheless engaged in banking activities and created bank-type risks." Read The New York Times, Wall Street Whitewash.

And those waskly Republi-cons were right in the thick of it. Read The New York Times, Fannie Freddie Forked Tongue.

Repeat a lie enough times . . . and it becomes a Republi-con zombie myth.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up to fact-free fantasies - missile nonsense, duped by the Birthers, and sermons of hate, attributing horrible events to God's wrath for the treatment of Israel, so how do you explain the fires;


Local and regional: play double-A ball, name that team, and arrogant government official;


Nation and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget, the Republi-Con jihad against America continues -- pledging to block action on every bill being considered by Congress until action they get their millionaire tax cuts, but first the tax cuts and spending for $858 billion in additional debt, courtesy of the Republi-CONs; Republi-CONs con the Tea Party; Republi-CON health care hypocrisy, cont.; Republi-CON truthiness cost $220 million; Health Care Lawsuit Score: US 2 - VA 1; more proof that federal government workers are overpaid; why America is great?, Part VI, It's the middle class stupid; the Republi-con war on the middle class continues; reaping what the Republi-con fear industry sowed -- damned if you don't, and damned if you do, airline security; the Republi-CON's 'aristocracy of monied corporations' exposed; the American political meltdown continues, it's the road to poverty; Republi-cons are narcissists; and speaking of take-downs -- Hedgehog News and Glen Beck, The Manchurian Lunatic


Fun stuff: how pumpkin pies are made and The Christmas Can-Can (Animated Version)

and

Donate to a good cause: what next?

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

And remember: I'm still God's favorite Gulf Coast talk show host, just ask the capped well!

Why Is America Great?, Part VI, It's the Middle Class

UPDATE II: And who is one of the Republi-con generals in the war on the middle class, our next 'Weeper of the House,' "who has voted against nearly every boost for the working stiff." Read The New York Times, The Tears of John Boehner.


UPDATE: Of course, the future is not lookin good with the Republi-con war on the middle class. "As Justice Louis Brandeis said, 'We can have concentrated wealth in the hands of a few or we can have democracy, but we can’t have both.'" Read The New York Times, Give Up on the Estate Tax.

"America should focus less on losing its star status and more on defending and preserving the gospel of middle-class dignity" and values, including "industry, prudence, ambition, neatness, order, moderation and continual self-improvement." Read The New York Times, Ben Franklin’s Nation.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cut Federal Government Pay and Benefits, Cont.

Need more proof that federal government workers are overpaid. Read the Washington Post, Washington area is wealthiest and most educated region in the nation, census data show.

The Political History of National Health Care 101 [and Obama the Chump]

UPDATE II: All hail Republi-CON truthiness! From The New York Times, Opposition to Health Law Is Steeped in Tradition:

The federal income tax, a senator from New York said a century ago, might mean the end of “our distinctively American experiment of individual freedom.” Social Security was actually a plan “to Sovietize America,” a previous head of the Chamber of Commerce said in 1935. The minimum wage and mandated overtime pay were steps “in the direction of Communism, Bolshevism, fascism and Nazism,” the National Association of Manufacturers charged in 1938.

After Brown v. Board of Education outlawed school segregation in 1954, 101 members of Congress signed a statement calling the ruling an instance of “naked judicial power” that would sow “chaos and confusion” and diminish American greatness. A decade later, The Wall Street Journal editorial board described civil rights marchers as “asking for trouble” and civil rights laws as being on “the outer edge of constitutionality, if not more.”

This year’s health care overhaul has now joined the list.

The Republi-con war on the middle class continues!


UPDATE: Add to the political history of national health care, Obama finally realizing he was chumped by the Republi-con. Read the Washington Post, Obama: GOP successfully outplayed us on health reform.

"So over the last 80 years or so, Democrats have responded to Republican opposition by moving to the right, and Republicans have responded by moving even further to the right. In other words, Democrats have been willing to adopt Republican ideas if doing so meant covering everybody (or nearly everybody), while Republicans were willing to abandon Republican ideas if sticking by them meant compromising with the Democrats. But because Democrats were insistent on getting something that would help the uninsured, they've ended up looking like the partisans, as they keep pushing bills Republicans refuse to sign onto."

Read the Washington Post, Why bipartisan health-care reform has proven impossible.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nine Words Women Use

From a friend:

(1) Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

(4) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

(5) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

(7) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8) Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F--- off!

(9) Don't worry about it, I'll do it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to #3.


Send this to the men you know, to warn them about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

Send this to all the women you know to give them a good laugh, because they know it's true!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sub Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Usually on Thursdays you can listen to me, the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- no political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

But I can't make it today. I'll be back next week to deprogram you.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Pastor Truthiness and His Sermons of Hate

UPDATE: Pastor Truthiness likes to attribute horrible events to God's wrath for the treatment of Israel. So how will he explain this -- read The New York Times, After Its Worst Natural Disaster, Israel Seeks Help.


What do our Pastor Truthiness (formerly known as Pastor Poppins) and the The Westboro Baptist Church (whose members believe the idea that God loves everyone is the "greatest lie ever told" and that all Americans are going to hell for condoning homosexuality, abortion and divorce, and frequently protest at military funerals, Catholic churches, and Jewish synagogues) have in common?

They both can find a link to almost any horrible event -- an oil spill, Hurricane Katrina, an earthquake -- and any idea, person, or group they hate.

Republi-CON Health Care Hypocrisy, Cont.

"Remember all the talk about pulling the plug on grandma? Well, look at what’s happening in Arizona." Read The New York Times, Arizona Strikes Again.

And lest ye forget, there is the Republi-con legislator who staunchly opposes the new health-care law and ran promising its repeal, who is upset that he has to wait a month for his government-funded health-care benefits to kick in.

Supporting Corruption

"American officials trying to build support for the Afghan government are dispirited by its corruption." Read The New York Times, Cables Depict Afghan Graft, Starting at Top.

Stupid Is As Stupid Does, Obama Style, Cont.

UPDATE: "After the pummeling in the midterm elections, has President Obama suffered a moral collapse?" Read The New York Times, Freezing Out Hope.

And "[w]hat is the Democratic Party's bottom line? Who knows?" Read the Washington Post, Democrats lost in the wilderness.

"At risk of overgeneralizing, the problem isn't that Dems aren't capable of winning an argument. It's that they don't think they're capable of winning a protracted political standoff, even on an issue where the public is on their side, once Republicans start going on the attack. They seem to set their goal early on at salvaging a compromise, rather than going for the win. As a result, they tend to telegraph weakness at the outset, sending a clear message that they'll essentially give Republicans what they want as long as they can figure out a way to call it a compromise. " Read the Washington Post, Dems too quick to internalize that losing feeling.

Palin-mania Begins (or Continues)

UPDATE III: The Palin election strategy -- American exceptionalism, and don't let the 'lamestream' media tell you otherwise. Read the Washington Post, American exceptionalism, an old idea and a new political battle and Sarah Palin, the "lamestream" media and its limits.


UPDATE II: Read CNN, Palin book lays out possible GOP battle plan; will she be the general?


UPDATE: "A who’s who and what’s what of the inner circle of the top G.O.P. shadow candidate." Read The New York Times, The Palin Network, in which Plain admits she's considering a run for president:

"'I am,' Sarah Palin told me the next day when I asked her if she was already weighing a run for president. 'I’m engaged in the internal deliberations candidly, and having that discussion with my family, because my family is the most important consideration here.' Palin went on to say that there weren’t meaningful differences in policy among the field of G.O.P. hopefuls 'but that in fact there’s more to the presidency than that' and that her decision would involve evaluating whether she could bring unique qualities to the table."

Palin's "economic musings are yet another sign she’s running" and she's no pro-business corporatist (favoring policies that subsidize favored companies, raise barriers to entry and otherwise entrenching the status quo) she a 'free-market populist' (believing "the role of government is to help markets function more fairly and efficiently for everyone, encouraging competition and 'creative destruction'"). Read Reuters, Why Wall Street should fear Sarah Palin.

Save Us, Sarah, Save Us!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up to fact-free fantasies - missile nonsense and birther nonsense


Local and regional: arrogant government official;


Nation and international: I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget; Republi-CON deficit flip-flop and hypocrisy; speaking of flip-flops -- did you see the take down of Rand Paul; Republi-CON truthiness cost $220 million, Republi-CON health care hypocrisy;and they're off! -- the latest buzz is for Gov. Christie; reapng what the Republi-con fear industry sowed -- damned if you don't, and damned if you do, airline security; the Republi-CON's 'aristocracy of monied corporations' exposed; the Republi-Con jihad against America continues -- pledging to block action on every bill being considered by Congress until action they get their millionaire tax cuts; the American political meltdown continues, it's the road to poverty; Republi-cons are narcissists; and speaking of take-downs -- Hedgehog News and Glen Beck, The Manchurian Lunatic


Fun stuff: how pumpkin pies are made and new redneck fire alarm

and

Donate to a good cause: last month it was Pace FL's Woodbine United Methodist's Ray Of Hope Wheelchair Ramp Ministry, any suggests for the holidays?

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

And remember: I'm still God's favorite Gulf Coast talk show host, just ask the capped well!

A Politician Without Honor

UPDATE: The latest McCain stance on 'don't ask, don't tell'.

"Senator McCain may be going through a tough time with this "don't ask, don't tell" thing, but it only gets worse":

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The Bailout Bull Revisited

"The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009." Read the Washington Post, Fed aid in financial crisis went beyond U.S. banks to industry, foreign firms.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

American Political Meltdown, The Road to Poverty

UPDATE V: "What if WikiLeaks got hold of a cable from China’s embassy in Washington? Here’s some of the “good news” that may have been sent home to Beijing." Read The New York Times, From WikiChina.


UPDATE IV: For another prediction -- "[t]here is very little likelihood the political class as currently constituted will address the looming fiscal disaster soon" -- and an explanation why, read The New York Times, Sin and Taxes.

Time to batten down the hatches?


UPDATE III: Be careful what you wish for . . . Read the Washington Post, Can business afford Jim DeMint?


UPDATE II: Does "the polarization of its politics symbolizes America’s inability to adapt to the changing nature of global capitalism after the financial crisis"? Read The New York Times, Blaming China Won’t Help the Economy.

The article concludes that America's political polarization and "nostalgic rerun of the experiment in market fundamentalism" may cause it "to ignore the global reinvention of capitalism. . . This would not prevent the rest of the world from changing course.

Rather, it would make it likely that the newly dominant economic model will not be a product of democratic capitalism, based on Western values and American leadership. Instead, it will be an authoritarian state-led capitalism inspired by Asian values. If America opts, for the first time in history, for nostalgia and ideology instead of pragmatism and progress, then the new model of capitalism will probably be made in China, like so much else in the world these days. "


UPDATE: Don't take may word for it, get "a good look at how the Chinese view us Americans" from someone who recently visited China. Read The New York Times, Too Many Hamburgers?

Some say the China model, also known as the Beijing Consensus or authoritarian economics, is the future, not "our poll-driven, toxically partisan, cable-TV-addicted, money-corrupted political class [that is] more interested in what keeps them in power than what would again make America powerful, more interested in defeating each other than saving the country."

Have we lost that "'can-do,' 'get-it-done,' 'everyone-pull-together,' 'whatever-it-takes' attitude that built our highways, dams and put a man on the moon."

Political polarization and paralysis -- "the way wealthy nations become poor." Read the Washington Post, So goes the center, so goes the economy.

And China laughs all the way to the bank.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Nonsense of Pastor Truthiness, Cont.

Delusional birther lies -- but who needs elitist facts when you have Truthines.

Read CNN, Justices turn aside another challenge over Obama's citizenship.

Cheer Up Monday -- Puns

My Resume:

1. My first job was working in an Orange Juice factory, but I got canned. Couldn't concentrate!
2. Then I worked in the woods as a Lumberjack, but just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe.
3. After that, I tried being a Tailor, but wasn't suited for it -- mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
4. Next, I tried working in a Muffler Factory, but that was too exhausting.
5. Then, tried being a Chef--figured it would add a little spice to my life, but just didn't have the thyme.
6. Next, I attempted being a Deli Worker, but any way I sliced it... couldn't cut the mustard.
7. My best job was a Musician, but eventually found I wasn't noteworthy.
8. I studied a long time to become a Doctor, but didn't have any patients.
9. Next, was a job in a Shoe Factory. Tried hard but just didn't fit in.
10. I became a Professional Fisherman, but discovered I couldn't live on my net income.
11. Managed to get a good job working for a Pool Maintenance Company, but the work was just too draining.
12. So then I got a job in a Workout Center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job.
13. After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a Historian - until I realized there was no future in it.
14. My last job was working in Starbucks, but had to quit because it was the same old grind.

The New TSA Health Care Plan

From a friend:

Reapng What the Republi-cons Fear Industry Sowed

"The fear industry has engineered security’s victory over freedom." Read The New York Times, The Real Threat to America.

OBL Is lovin' it!

P.S.

After years of supporting a police state, Republi-cons now claim to have found Fourth Amendment religion. White Americans now know what "what black and Hispanic Americans routinely deal with, courtesy of the police department." Read The Root, The Real Pat-Down Outrage.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The (Missile) Nonsense of Pastor Truthiness

UPDATE II: Tim, a defender of WEBY's very own Pastor Truthiness, wrote with a reference to a fact-free video narrated by Pastor Truthiness and a claim that I need to "get [my] 'stuff' together before [I] attack him - seems like he is always making [me] look the fool."

Sorry Tim, the fool is the one who quotes World Net Daily as a reliable source.

There is an explanation for, and long history of, mistaking airplane contrails for missiles. Read ContrailScience.com, Los Angeles Missile Contrail Explained in Pictures. The article is probably difficult for Tim and Pastor Truthiness to understand, since it includes a lot of facts, math, science and analysis to identify the actual plane that left the contrail.

Fact-free truthiniess, and its Pastor, are the fools.


UPDATE: Read The New York Times, How Smoky Plume in Sky Drew the Eyes of the World, in which one expert concluded that "news programs had acted irresponsibly in pushing the missile thesis without bothering to establish basic facts that would have quickly cleared up the riddle."

On Tuesday WEBY's very own Pastor Truthiness spend the better part of two hour talking about a missile launch" off the California coast. It felt soooooo right, and besides, he had seen it on WorldNetDaily.

Read the Washington Post, Mystery vapor trail over California was left by plane, not missile, experts say.

All hail Republi-CON truthiness:

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Monday, November 22, 2010

If You Are Having a Bad Day . . .

Remember it could be worse:

Thank God We Saved the Banksters, But Why?

"For years, the most profitable industry in America has been one that doesn’t design, build, or sell a single tangible thing." Read The New Yorker, What Good Is Wall Street?

It's the Economy, Stupid

"Based on the economic facts at hand — and not counting for possible financial shocks — a Yale economist says President Obama may be easily re-elected." Read The New York Times, A Forecast That Obama Could Love.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Republi-Con Jihad Against America Continues

Republi-cons oppose "any actions taken by the Federal Reserve that would make the economy better" because they hope "economic hardship [is] the path to election glory." Read The New York Times, Axis of Depression.

The Republi-Con jihad against America continues.

The Republi-CONs Go to Washington

Watch the Republi-cons squirm as they refuse to explain how they will balance the budget, especially the take down of Rand Paul (beginning at about the 3:00 minute mark):

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Time to call the Republi-con bluff!

Hedgehog News and Glen Beck, The Manchurian Lunatic

Glenn Beck's most recent delusional rant on Hedgehog News that -- "George Soros' relationships with various liberal media and charity non-profits is to overthrow America:"

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And a brilliant take down of The Manchurian Lunatic:

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Class Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Listen to the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- No political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- Just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

NoBullU will broadcast today from 4:05 to 6:00 p.m. at 1330 AM WEBY and on line.

Topics:

Follow-up: WEBY's very own Pastor Truthiness's delusional rants - now the sky is falling, is it just me, or does he remind you of Pastor Phelps; and deferred prosecution probation for Signgate


Local and regional: local less government bull, county board OKs camera ordinance; arrogant government official; and even more state Republi-Con fiscal conservative hypocrisy;


Nation and international: 2010 election wrap-up; I'm waiting, where's the balanced budget; Republi-CON truthiness cost $220 million, Republi-CON health care hypocrisy; and they're off!, handicapping 2012, Palin-mania begins (or continues); the Republi-CON I'd Be a Millionaire If It Wasn't For Social Security myth; damned if you don't, and damned if you do, airline security; first executing an innocent man and trying to hide it, now examining police misconduct, false confessions and unethical prosecutions, PBS continues its expose' of cases in the criminal justice system; fair play or not good sportsmanship?; and An American Sesquicentennial - what and why.


Fun stuff: how pumpkin pies are made and new redneck fire alarm

and

Donate to a good cause: this month support Pace FL's Woodbine United Methodist's Ray Of Hope Wheelchair Ramp Ministry, as reported recently at the Pensacola News Journal, Ramping it up: Pace church makes wheelchair ramps for people in need.

I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

And remember: I'm still God's favorite Gulf Coast talk show host, just ask the capped well!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Presidential Trip Hypocrisy

UPDATE IV: "When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, we have a problem. It becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues — deficit reduction, health care, taxes, energy/climate — let alone act on them. Facts, opinions and fabrications just blend together. " Read The New York Times, Too Good to Check.


UPDATE III: He's no friend of Democratic presidents. But read what he has to say regarding Obama's trip to India, at the Washington Post, Why President Obama is right about India.


UPDATE II: Read CNN, Debunking the myth: The cost of Obama's trip to Asia.


Update: What are the facts about presidential trips? Read Politico, How much do Obama's foreign trips cost? and FactCheck.org, Trip to Mumbai.

The lie: Obama's trip to India is to escape post-election Washington and will cost the U.S. $200 million per day.

The trip to India was officially announced as early as June, after a trip to Indonesia and Australia was postponed.

"The trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan encompasses a G-20 summit, an Asia-Pacific Economic Council summit, major holidays in India and Indonesia, and bilateral talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao and at least five other leaders, as well as four presidential news conferences."

It is true that an entire hotel was rented, but the same was done when Bush visited India.

The cost of the trip are "wildly inflated", actually the figure is probably fabricated and no doubt real cost is similar to the cost of Bush's trips.

I did hear any complainin' from the Republi-cons about Bush's 77 trips to Crawford, TX.

Why Is America Great?, Part V, It's Not Because We Are God's Chosen Nation

"American exceptionalism is now the central theme of Sarah Palin's speeches . . . [but is it] presumptuous, if not offensive." Read the Washington Post, Ohhh, America, you're so strong, which notes:

"The conservative use of American exceptionalism as a political sword today is perversely revealing. There's something off when the first generation of Americans that is less educated than its parents feels a deep need to be told how unique it is. Or that a generation that's handing off epic debts and a chronically dysfunctional political process (among other woes) demands that its leaders keep toasting its fabulousness. . .

Sarah Palin's focus on this theme proves she is shrewder than her critics acknowledge. I don't doubt that Palin's beliefs are sincere. But she's also tuned in to her audience: Millions of Americans who are anxious about America's trajectory and worried about their family's economic future. If you don't have real answers, soothing words are a start. "

Fair Play?

UPDATE II: Speaking of good sportsmanship, "Wisconsin’s 63-point victory over Indiana showed that compassion takes a back seat to perception in big-time college football." Read The New York Times, In B.C.S., No Reward for Sportsmanship.


UPDATE: "Just because it's legal, that doesn't make it right -- especially when an adult coach puts one over on the kids. Such trick plays are many things, but they're not good sportsmanship, says [NPR sports commentator] Frank Deford." Read, or listent to, NPR, Trickery On The Football Field: Like Child Abuse?

From Time, Best Middle School Football Play Ever: Quarterback Sneak Goes Viral, "the Corpus Christi, Tex., Driscoll Middle School Defenders came up with a deceitfully simple slow quarterback sneak":



But was it a fair play?

Compare it to The New York Times, Flap Over Lost H.S. Football Plays in Connecticut.

Republi-CON Health Care Hypocrisy

"[A]n incoming legislator who staunchly opposes the new health-care law and ran promising its repeal, [is upset that he has] to wait a month for his government-funded health-care benefits to kick in." Read the Washington Post, GOP legislator frets over 28 days without insurance -- but what about 30 million he'd leave uninsured?, which includes a graph showing "the number of uninsured under the status quo, the GOP's alternative health-care plan, and the [Patient Protection and] Affordable Care Act:"



No wonder they are proudly Republi-cons!

OBL Is Lovin' It!

Do we have a government that now "needlessly humiliates American citizens":

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Makes ya wonder if OBL won.

Watch What You Wish For, You Might Lose Your Job

UPDATE IV: And if you lose your job, just die. Read the Washington Post, GOP to jobless: Drop dead.

Thank god for Republi-cons, defenders of the rich!


UPDATE III: What if those waskly Republi-cons had won in 2008?

"The Republicans opposed the stimulus package, and the nonpartisan

In other words, under Republican leadership, we would have at least an additional 1.4 million people out of work. As FactCheck.org, the indispensable truth squad Web site puts it: 'It’s just false to say that the stimulus created 'no jobs.
Congressional Budget Office estimates that it created between 1.4 million and 3.3 million jobs.''"

Help reelect Obama, vote Republi-CON!


UPDATE II: "Private businesses added 64,000 workers in September." That's about 850,000 more than in Bush's last month.

But if you're still thinking it's time to balance the budget, read the rest of the story, The New York Times, Cuts in Government Led U.S. Economy to Lose 95,000 Jobs.


UPDATE: The articles to which Al referred during the Your Turn discussion today:

Reuters, Job losses in 2009 likely bigger than thought; and

Gallup, Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment at 10.1% in September.

For all those who pine for the Bush economy and the 'good ol' days of Republi-conism, from The Washington Monthly, Private-Sector Job Growth, "showing monthly job losses/gains in the private sector since the start of the Great Recession" (emphasis added), with red columns for the Bush administration and blue columns for the Obama administration:

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

2010 Election Wrapup

"70 percent said the midterms were a negative reaction to the governing party . . . [and f]orty-four percent believe a GOP majority will make 'no difference.'" Read Politico, No mandate for GOP.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sub Today at NoBullU on WEBY

Usually on Thursdays you can listen to me, the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- no political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

But I can't make it today. I'll be back next week to deprogram you.

See you at the 2010 Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Big Health Care Lawsuit Showdown Begins

UPDATE III: If you suffer from insomnia, the FL health care lawsuit court documents have been updated.


UPDATE II: A government motion to dismiss is still pending here in Pensacola, FL, but the federal judge said he was going to deny it.

And a federal judge in Virginia "denied a government motion to dismiss the case and is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the merits on Oct. 18."

Not so in "Michigan [where another federal judge] ruled Thursday that the new health-care overhaul law is constitutional, rejecting an argument that Congress lacked the power to create the legislation's 'individual mandate,' which requires virtually all Americans to purchase health insurance." Read the Washington Post, New health-care law constitutional, federal judge rules.


UPDATE Read the Washington Post, Opponents present case against Obama's health-care law in 20-state lawsuit.

Tomorrow is a big day in the health care lawsuit, first arguments for dismissal of the lawsuit. Read the Los Angles Times, States opposed to healthcare overhaul pin hopes on Florida court hearing and the Wall Street Journal, Conservative Duo Tests Health Law.

I'll update the court documents later.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Redneck Fire Alarm

You never have to change the batteries!!! I'm putting one in every room:



Safety First!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Republi-CON Deficit Hypocrisy

From the Washington Post:

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Follow-up: WEBY's very own Pastor Truthiness's delusion birther rants, the deliberate distortions continue and he is the one who should be embarrassed, so many lies, but who needs elitist facts when you have Truthines, now he has said that the President should be shot!

Local and regional: arrogant government official

Nation and international: the 'Tea Party' Revolt of 2010, now what; it's lookin good for Obama in 2012, even better if Sarah saves him; Obama should call the Republi-CON bluff and you'd better batten down the hatches; Republi-CON family values hypocrisy; executing an innocent man and trying to hide it; prosecutorial payback, shrouded in secrets; and Lincoln's election 150 years ago.


Fun stuff: why dogs hate Halloween and how pumpkin pies are made

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I'll discuss anything, but expect a no mercy take down if you are a party hack pandering to fear, anger and hatred, because the truth sure makes it hard out there for the party pimps.

So tune-in, call-in, but only if you can handle some ass kickin' discussion of politics and current events.

And remember: I'm still God's favorite Gulf Coast talk show host, just ask the capped well!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Help Reelect Obama, Vote Republi-CON

UPDATE V: It's lookin good for Obama in 2012.


UPDATE IV: "The reality of presidential politics is that it helps to have an enemy." Read The New York Times, In Losing the Midterms, There May Be Winning.

As you can see, I first posted about more than a week ago.


UPDATE III: Remember the elections of 1946, 1954 and 1994.

"In 1946, President Truman's party lost control of both the House and Senate. In 1948, however, Truman won an improbable reelection running against the "do-nothing 80th Congress." In 1954, President Eisenhower's party lost control of the House and Senate. But two years later, Eisenhower was resoundingly reelected. In 1994, President Clinton's party lost control of the House and Senate. In 1996, Clinton cruised to reelection, partly because of reckless behavior -- e.g., the government shutdown of 1995 -- by congressional Republicans."


UPDATE II: This is a quick told ya so, less than a week. Read USA Today, Obama: Republicans will bear more responsibility after the elections.


UPDATE: Vote Republi-con, for "a triple whammy to fix the economy: fewer jobs, worse deficits and greater inequality." Read The New York Times, Trifecta of Torment.

Obama wins in 2012 by losing in 2010. Let me explain.

As I said in 2008, the best thing that happened to the Republi-cons was losing. Obama become the chump, he become the fall guy to blame. From February:

"There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase often credited to P.T. Barnum, an American showman. It is generally taken to mean that there are (and always will be) a lot of gullible people in the world. And these suckers must all be Democrats.

John McCain calls the stimulus bill is 'generational theft.' But remember that in October he voted for a bank bailout, calling it a "rescue effort not just for Wall Street but for Main Street," which was used to pay dividends to shareholders and bonuses to employees.

Such hypocrisy.

It is clear that the Republi-cons, who are largely responsible for the economic mess (beginning about the sixth paragraph), want the Naive-ocrats to take the blame for the stimulus bill. The Republi-cons see it as a win-win, and Obama is stupid enough to play along. Even if the stimulus bill works, Republi-cons will claim it was coincidence and say that the government should stay out of the markets.

The Naive-ocrats should demand that Republi-cons accept responsibility for the mess they created, and vote against the current bill. Then wait until the Republi-cons agree to cooperate.

When economic circumstance deteriorate more, the Republi-cons will concede. Then craft a sensible stimulus package."

He didn't, he tried to be nice to a group that openly stated that they hoped he failed.

But maybe he's wised up. If Republi-cons won't work with him, he need to shift blame back to them. Why? To win in 2012.

"[I]f Democrats lose their grip on Congress in November, President Obama would become the third consecutive president to see his party tossed from power on his watch — a sequence that has never happened before in the country’s tumultuous political history. This suggests that, however much the issues of the moment may seem to be defining these elections, there are some deeper forces at work, too. . .

The fast growth in the number of independent voters — a broad category that includes some voters who tend to identify more with one major party than the other, as well as a lot of Americans who are skeptical of both — has been making American politics more volatile. According to a Pew Center poll completed a few weeks ago, the Republican advantage at the moment is mostly grounded in the party’s 13-point lead among independents, which is about the same margin by which those voters supported Democratic candidates in 2006 and Mr. Obama in 2008.

In other words, independent voters have tended to side with whichever party can legitimately claim not to be in charge at the moment, and ideology doesn’t have a whole lot to do with it."

Read The New York Times, Voter Disgust Isn’t Only About Issues.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NoBullU Endorsement

UPDATE II: Pining for the gentlemanly days of the politics of our founding fathers? Think again:




UPDATE: And give the Republi-cons and the Naive-ocrats the third finger, and vote for Travis Irvine for Congress:



Ohio must be the state of memorable political ads this year.

Vote for Lee Fisher, Democratic candidate for Senate in Ohio, because he's got great, honest, effective ads:





If he loses, the Naive-ocrat should put him in charge of campaign ads in 2012.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Prosecutorial Payback, Shrouded in Secrets

Halloween is over, but this is scary:

After a failed effort to stop a woman from talking about a case, an activist was served with a 'sprawling' federal subpoena.

"It had almost 100 subparts and sought documents, e-mails, phone records, checks, bank records, credit card receipts, photographs, videos and 'Facebook communications (including messages and wall posts)' concerning contacts with dozens of people, including doctors and lawyers, along with information about a billboard supporting the [a doctor and his wife being prosecuted] and a documentary film called, perhaps presciently, 'The Chilling Effect.'"

When the woman refused to comply with the court’s order, a federal judge imposed fines of $200 each a day."

Read The New York Times, A First Amendment Case, Shrouded in Secrets.

Government secrecy is antithetical to democracy. See OpenTheGovernment.org.

The 'Tea Party' Revolt

UPDATE: Read Politico, Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Palin.

"The ordinary Americans in the Tea Party movement lack the numbers and financial clout to muscle their way into the back rooms of Republican power." Read The New York Times, The Grand Old Plot Against the Tea Party, which predicts that "their numbers will surely grow once the Republican establishment’s panacea of tax cuts proves as ineffectual at creating jobs, saving homes and cutting deficits as the half-measures of the Obama White House and the Democratic Congress. The tempest, however, will not be contained within the tiny Tea Party but will instead overrun the Republican Party itself, where Palin, with Murdoch and Beck at her back, waits in the wings to “take back America” not just from Obama but from the G.O.P. country club elites now mocking her."

Economics 101 -- Why Hoover Was Wrong and the Republi-CONs will Lose the Next Election

"More and more voters are convinced that what we need is not spending but more punishment. The irony is that they will end up punishing themselves." Read The New York Times, Mugged by the Moralizers.

Time to call the Republi-con bluff!