The Kiss Of Near-Death

The Underpants Bomber, it seems, was directed to scorch his genitals by two al Qaeda leaders who used to reside at Guantanamo prison. ABC reports:

American officials agreed to send the two terrorists from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an “art therapy rehabilitation program” and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials.

So – it must be President Obama’s fault. Typical liberal – give ’em art, that’ll solve everything…

…what? The Bush administration released these guys in 2007? To the Saudis? Oh, the Saudis, with whom W likes to suck face? Saudis, who made up fifteen of the ninteen 9/11 hijackers? Those Saudis?

Okay, then it’s alright, never mind.

Look What I Did, Mommy, All By Myself!


Look, and look well, my dears, into the psyche of the “prolife” movement. This touching artwork by a fellow inmate is signed/endorsed by the dispatcher of an abortion provider, the late Dr Tiller of Kansas.

I don’t know whether it’s the saucy palette of warm, engaging colors or the delicately rendered human form in repose; perhaps it’s the imperceptibly sublime nature of disambiguation, but there is something deep and succinct here that speaks to the ages.

Shorter version: Respect Life or I’ll Kill You!

Who You Callin’ Boy?


He clearly wants to bring hate into full fashion. He cannot resist it, shadowboxing around his proud and practiced racism, skillfully using words that just border on the blatancy of his biases.

Skillfully until today, that is.  Using his favorite put-down of the president, Rush went for “man-child” but got to “little boy” first. Paging Dr. Freud!

Was a time, in my life and in my fair land, when using “boy” to describe a grown black man was being as backward as you could be, to put it charitably. Old Skool Christians would say, “bless his heart, that’s just the way he was raised, his daddy didn’t know any better.”

Flash forward to the less charitable, like me, who petition the Lord for no blessing upon the perverted heart of this bloated blot upon humankind, and I mean that in the most generous way.

From Dick’s Point of View…

asshatNoted sociopath and The Hague-avoider Richard Bruce Cheney is having his regular hissy since losing the reins of government for Republicans, probably for a generation. President Obama is”dithering,” BeelzebubCheney blithered. Needs to do what needs to be done to win in Afghanistan.

One wonders what prevented the delusional Mr Cheney and his flying monkeys from winning the war, whatever he means by that, before he handed this president the writhing, chaotic mess Cheney fashioned out of his own cowardice and incompetence.

Her Job is Done Here

Mom protects her family by being un-alive

The other parents at the games once attended by this now-deceased pistol-packin’ soccer mama will no longer feel alarmed at the sight of her openly carrying her Glock.

She and her husband have been found dead in a murder-suicide, one or the other having put the Glock to use.

While I have compassion for her now-orphaned children, at least we will not have to open a paper or watch the evening news Web link in the near future to a story describing how a clearly insane parent gunned down these kids.

By way of the parents’ actions, then, her gun has done the ultimate job of protecting her family. Most of them, anyway.

Meanwhile – her 15 minutes IS SO PERMANENTLY OVER.

KKKlassy with a “K!”

Dan Riehl does not mind people hanging around
Dan Riehl does not mind people hanging around

This guy:

Sparkman’s bio and work history suggests at the least he was not just your average guy. No teaching degree, no full-time means of employment and no wife or kids so far as I am aware. But he certainly did gravitate towards children. I can’t help but wonder if this wasn’t a revenge killing disguised to look like something else. If he did have issues in this regard and messed with the wrong kid, it isn’t as if something like that can be ruled out until we know more.

So – Mr True Crime just senses that Mr Sparkman was a child predator. No evidence whatsoever to sustain or even suggest this, but that gives Mr True Crime no pause. This justification for murder, which Creepublicans Republicans seem to excel at lately, is right out of Karl Rove’s play book: Dehumanize and smear victims so it appears they deserve their fate.

Next thing you know (thanks, Jim Ward!), Mr True Crime will suggest that the morans that did this were spelling-challenged and had started to write “pedophile” on Mr Sparkman’s chest, but gave up after writing ‘fed.” Those darn multi-syllable words!

If I were to suggest that perhaps Mr True Crime assisted Glenn Beck in raping and murdering a young girl in 1990, I’m guess I’m on safe ground since Mr True Crime has not explicitly denied that he, himself, murdered Mr Sparkman. Logic reigns, baby! Mr True Crime sure seems to know a lot of details about the Sparkman killing, plus I have heard that Mr True Crime likes children – or, rather, LOVES them. Can’t be ruled out!

Just sayin.’

[h/t Mr Johnson]