Sunday, September 28, 2014

Puhhhhhhhhleeeeeeeeeeze!!! . . . . . .



Is The Gadfly the only one who thinks there's something a bit moronic about Americans going batshit crazy over a handful of religious nuts beheading a few unfortunate people on the other side of the planet while at the same time their own government is being cozy as a bedbug with a nation who beheads people regularly as a routine staple of punishment of their criminal justice system?

Saudi Arabia: Surge in Executions
19 Beheaded in 17 Days; 8 for Nonviolent Offenses
AUGUST 21, 2014
(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia has executed at least 19 people since August 4, 2014. Local news reports indicate that eight of those executed were convicted of nonviolent offenses, seven for drug smuggling and one for sorcery.
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/08/21/saudi-arabia-surge-executions



The Gadfly has to admit -- getting your head chopped off by the state for "sorcery" is a new one, especially considering who the people are that are in charge of determining the criteria for what constitutes "sorcery."  But then again -- it is Saudi Arabia -- you know -- the same fucking country where 15 of the 19 September 11th hijackers originated from.

So Yeah -- we Americans loves us some Saudi beheadings because it helps keep our relationship with them stable, and by proxy, our gas pump prices low, but man --- them ISIS dudes beheading people --- NUKE THEM -- NUKE THEM NOW!!!

Sigh . . . . we're ruled by and populated by morons.



----TFG



Tomorrow Never Dies . . . . .


Tom Tomorrow is hands down the best fucking socio/political cartoonist on the planet right now.

Here's proof:



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Fucking brilliant -- and stone-cold accurate to say the least.



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Teach Your Children Well . . . . And Know They Love You . . . .







It warms The Gadfly's heart to know that some of our young people were taught properly what it truly means to get a "quality" education.

Observe:

Hundreds of students throughout suburban Denver protested a conservative school policy proposal by walking out of classrooms Tuesday. Following a policy trend that’s gaining traction nationwide, the Jefferson County School Board in Colorado plan would restrict history education to subject matter that “promote[s] citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights.”
According to the curricula proposal, students would only be taught lessons depicting American heritage in a positive light, and effectively ban any material that could lead to dissent. Under the proposed policy, a review committee would regularly read instructional text and course syllabi to ensure that educational materials do not stray from subject matter that complies with the policy.
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/24/3571362/student-protest-denver/



It really is a hallmark aspect of the conservative movement to try and stifle the open and honest discussion of America's past.  They want to highlight the good, which of course there is plenty, but they so desperately want to sweep the bad that we've done under the rug as if doing so will make it seem that it never occurred to begin with.

Don't teach the children that slavery ever happened.  Don't teach the children that native Americans were exterminated on a level approaching that of the Nazi's elimination of the Jews in WWII.  Don't teach the children that workers in this country at one time were treated like pieces of human shit and used like disposable rags and that child slave labor was acceptable.  Don't teach the children that women were viewed as second class citizens until the mid 20th century.  Don't teach the children that there are big corporations that view war as a profit making opportunity.  Don't teach the children that 97% of climate scientists are of the view that global climate change is real and caused by human activities.  Don't teach the children that the right wing, fundamentalist religious nuts in this country think that WW3 is their ticket to Armageddon and a seat at God's banquet table.

Because apparently, if you simply do not teach these truths, they just never happened -- it's all just a big liberal conspiracy of myths dear readers.  Voila!  And of course, by not teaching the truth about any of those transgressions, you almost certainly guarantee they will be repeated.

That dear readers is your right wing world view in a nutshell.  Reality denial in all of it's psychotic glory.

Good for these young people for standing up and speaking out against conservative ratfuckery.  We'd be much better off as a country if the adults in their communities had the moral and intellectual courage to do the same.




----TFG


We Have Met The Enemy and He is Us ---- Or a Few of Us Anyway . . .



Just whose side are these oil company fuckers on anyhow??

Russia, viewed by the Obama administration as hostile to U.S. interests, has discovered what may prove to be a vast pool of oil in one of the world’s most remote places with the help of America’s largest energy company.
Russia’s state-run OAO Rosneft said a well drilled in the Kara Sea region of the Arctic Ocean withExxon Mobil Corp. struck oil, showing the region has the potential to become one of the world’s most important crude-producing areas.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-27/rosneft-says-exxon-arctic-well-strikes-oil.html



WWII hero General and eventual U.S. President, Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to warn us about the military-industrial complex and how their loyalties were more to their profit margins and their investors, and not so much to the country, and the people, that allowed them to prosper to begin with.

Cheney and his friends in Halliburton and Blackwater and the rest of the Carlyle Group contractors who raped the U.S. taxpayers (you dear readers and The Gadfly) blind over their decade of bungling shit in Iraq, only solidified the truth of Eisenhower's powerful words.

Why is it do you think dear readers that the fossil-fuel industries are spending so much dark money trying to buy as many congressmen and senators that the Supreme Court has ruled that they now are free to do so?

And goddamn it -- let's get something straight out in the open right here and now -- the Tea Party is funded by these scum.  Americans For Prosperity (AFP) is a Koch brothers funded front group that is being used by the wealthy fossil-fuel oligarchs to push their environment ravaging agenda forward.  The Tea Party is not, in any way shape or form, a friend of the average American - and The Gadfly guarantees that you can take that advice to the bank.

But yeah -- no surprise that U.S. big oil is making friends with the Russians.  The best we can hope for is that when the day comes to put their corporate officers on trial for treason, that the prosecutors will not bow to pressure to take the death penalty off the table as to the maximum penalty to be levied.



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Lawdy-Lawdy!! Da' ISIS is Comin' ta' Gets Us!!! Oh Lawdy!!!! . . .




If these people get any more pants-shitting pathetic, The Gadfly is going to have to stage an intervention for them.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/david-dewhurst-prayer-rugs-constitutional-right-mexican-border


What Dewhurst wasn't telling his timorous, slack-jawed audience, was that he purloined that frightening story of the purported Muslim "prayer rugs" being found on the Texas border from Breitbart.com.  When you think of Breitbart.com, think of Fox "News" with even less integrity and credibility, if that is even possible.  And of course, as it so happens, the Breitbart story was debunked, when after further scrutiny, the so-called "prayer rug" found by some militia nut, turned out to be an Adidas soccer jersey - LOLZ!

Anyhow, this whole effort by the conservatives to gin up the ISIS is under your bed horror/drama truly is a measure of just how desperate they are to keep the rubes in their ranks engaged in their political messaging just enough so that the national elections are barely competitive.  Truth be told, if it weren't for the right's ratfucking activities, the present day Republican party would have long ago been relegated to the historical dustbin of failed ideological/political movements.

It's all they have folks -- fear and lies and hate and more fear and more hate and more lies.  It is the lifeblood of their crusade, and not at all unlike how a certain fascist leader of the 1930's used the same tactics to cow and coerce his fellow countrymen to follow him to the abyss of world war hell, it's becoming all too apparent that this modern day American conservative movement has no trepidation in following that same path of self-destructive behavior - which can only culminate in eventual ruination of their country's dreams and future.

It's not too late to stand up to them and be part of the effort to stem their power grabbing strategy and their hopeful, albeit damnable, governing plans.  And, far be it for The Gadfly to be a nag, but it truly does all begin with the act of showing up at the voting booth this November and making your vote count.  Simple as that.




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Saturday, September 27, 2014

It Starts With "Fuck You," It Ends With Their Permanent Societal and Political Marginalization....

When it comes to the subject of putting forth an honest effort to have a sane and productive dialogue with modern-day conservatives, Jon Stewart is arriving at the stage where The Gadfy has already been residing for the past couple of years -- namely the stage where decorum and civility are no longer useful social skills in such an endeavor, and in fact, are viewed as "weaknesses" by the right wingers themselves.

Watch Jon Stewart as he finally reaches the pinnacle of his disgust and exasperation and delivers a long overdue on-air "fuck you" to the right wing and their pimps in the media:





The simple, unadulterated reality of the matter is that as the conservative movement has no reality-based vision for the country's future, no ability to compete equitably in the arena of sane ideas, no "leaders" within their movement who are worthy of being elected POTUS, much less local dog catcher, and no rational defense for their hatefulness, bigotry and selfishness, they are stuck then with creating these juvenile "scandals" such as Obama's latte salute, or claiming immigrant kids are a security threat to the nation or that climate scientists are scheming and conspiring and lying about climate change in order to steal your money and freedom.

They are mental midgets, and mean ones at that, and it is long past time for people to cease being nice or accommodating to them or trying to reason with them in futility.  Jon Stewart has found this out and his hearty "fuck you" on national television to them is a bravado good first step in stemming the tide of this disease, which we know as modern day conservatism, that has more potential to ruin everything good about America, than the disease Ebola, were it sentient, could ever dream of doing.



----TFG



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Would You Like Some Beans & Rice With Your Beheading Se┼łor? . . .

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Apparently, according to Fox "News," ISIS is responsible for sending many of those Central American moppet refugees across our border, and unbeknownst to anyone, quite a few of them have been trained in the dark art of beheading westerners.
Fox's Byrnes Claims ISIS Is Training Immigrant Children Who Cross Border To Kill Us
[ video at link ]


The Gadfly is convinced that somewhere in the deepest, darkest bowels of hell, there exists a clown show school for American "news" talking head candidates.  And all evidence suggest that Fox owner Rupert Murdoch has an exclusive, long-term contract with the school's headmaster, the dark lord himself, to cull talent from that pool of would be Fox-bots and throw them on the air-waves whenever it comes time to gin up irrational fear and dumb down even further their already brain dead viewership.




----TFG




Bootylicious . . . .


Speaking of our useless media, Stephen Colbert does a drive-by mocking of America's most worthless media entity of all, Fox "News," and once again, hits it out of the proverbial fucking park.






Priceless.



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A Uniquely American Pandemic: Our 'Chicken Little' Syndrome . . .


Honestly -- it's getting harder every day for The Gadfly to reconcile the bed-wetting ISIS fear mongering that is on display constantly from our mainstream media, with many Republicans happily flogging the nonsense right along with them, with the country of men and women who stood up to a true world-wide threat in Hitler and the Nazis and Japan in WWII.

Maher is fucking dead on right when he mockingly refers to some in the U.S. being worthy of having their version of America being known as the "United States of Pants Shitters."

The comical histrionics of McCain and Graham though, are only a symptom of the bigger and more sinister issue of a media that seems to have wholly abdicated it's role of truthfully and apolitically informing the American public of what is going on in the world and how it might affect us all. Instead, our media appears, for all intent and purpose, to have permanently "embedded" themselves within the military/petro-industrial complex altogether and are nothing more than propaganda functionaries of that entity at this stage.

All the more reason The Gadfly implores people to turn off and tune out the corporate media.  Let them know you're not buying any more of their "shock and awe" bullshit and that you no longer find them to be a trustworthy, credible source of news and information.

Watch Maher:






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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Heil Hatred!! . . . .

Huh? . . .

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014, 1:59 PM EDT
A Wisconsin Republican dropped out of the race for a seat on the state assembly on Tuesday after he admitted that he made offensive comments about gay and black people on social media, according to The Gazette.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jacob-dorsey-wisconsin-offensive-comments



The Gadfly doesn't understand why he dropped out of the race?   With views like his he would have had the Teabagger vote solidly in the bank.

He's only openly expressing the hatefulness that most right wingers feel inside, but are either too chicken shit to admit or to openly enunciate.

Btw -- is it just the Gadfly, or does this pecker-headed dweeb look like he would be right at home in a Nazi SS uniform or what?:





Just saying . . . . .



----TFG



He Was Just Exercising His 2nd Amendment Rights . . .






Wayne LaPierre and the NRA gun-goon guys ought to be right proud of themselves as they see their wet-dream vision of liberty prosper:

Man who killed daughter and grandchildren had violent past
September 19, 2014, 6:18PM
Don Spirit, a Florida grandfather who fatally shot his daughter Sarah Lorraine Spirit and six grandchildren before killing himself, had a long history of domestic violence — at one point pushing his pregnant daughter against a refrigerator and assaulting and threatening his former wife, according to court records.
A family member described a tumultuous, sometimes violent father-daughter relationship — fighting one day and caring for each other the next — and said the 51-year-old man was particularly on edge before Thursday's night shooting.
He killed Sarah Lorraine Spirit, 28, and her six children who ranged in age from 3 months to 11 years, at his home in Bell, Fla. He turned the gun on himself soon after Gilchrist County sheriff's deputies arrived. He too died.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-florida-shooting-six-kids-20140919-story.html



A 3 month old for fuck sake!

This horror is, however, what the NRA gun-goon guys consider to be the minimal price that Americans must be willing to pay in order to maintain their "FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM!!"

Frankly, if you ask The Gadfly, if that Tree of Liberty gets watered with much more blood of tyrant toddlers and school children, it truly is time to begin rooting for the imminent fall of this empire that has turned so perverse and cold blooded.  A society that stands idly by and continues to see incidents like this and Sandy Hook happen and do absolutely nothing about it, is a morally and spiritually bankrupt society that has forfeited it's right to endure.



----TFG



Monday, September 15, 2014

When Irony, Trailer Trash Comedy, and Vindication Meet at The Crossroads . . .




The Gadfly apologizes for the dearth of postings this past week -- this pesky thing called earning a living has kept him at bay from his journalistic skullduggery.

Nonetheless, The Gadfly is back.

Let's take a quick look at the interesting things that have occurred over the past several days or so while The Gadfly has been off being a productive member of society.


First off, it has been a banner week for dirty fucking hippie vindication - oh my - indeed it has.

Oh lordy, where shall we begin? . . . .


How about here:

There’s some sort of unofficial birthday/Iron Dog-type/snowmachine party in Anchorage. A nice, mellow party, until the Palin’s show up. There’s beer, of course, and maybe other things. Which is all fine, but just about the time when some people might have had one too many, Track Palin stumbles out of a stretch Hummer, and immediately spots an ex-boyfriend of Willow’s. Track isn’t happy with this guy, the story goes. There’s words, and more. The owner of the house gets involved, and he probably wished he hadn’t. At this point, he’s up against nearly the whole Palin tribe: Palin women screaming. Palin men thumping their chests. Word is that Bristol has a particularly strong right hook, which she employed repeatedly, and it’s something to hear when Sarah screams, “Don’t you know who I am!” And it was particularly wonderful when someone in the crowd screamed back, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!” No, it’s what happens when the former First Family of Alaska comes knocking. As people were leaving in a cab, Track was seen on the street, shirtless, flipping people off, with Sarah right behind him, and Todd somewhere in the foreground, tending to his bloody nose.
At the time of the incident, none of the involved parties wanted to press charges and no arrests were made. However, the case is still an active investigation and is being reviewed by APD and the Municipal Prosecutors Office. Alcohol was believed to have been a factor in the incident. Some of the Palin family members were in attendance at the party.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sarah-palin-family-reportedly-involved-drunken-brawl


Booze, screaming women, shirtless men thumping their chests and flipping the bird, bloody noses, and taunts of hillbillyism . . . . sigh . . . . The Gadfly does not ever - FUCKING EVER - want to hear a conservative talking snidely about "Bubba" Bill Clinton again.  Ever.  Oh - and John McCain - Fuck You for bringing this profoundly boorish woman and her equally boorish brood to the forefront of American politics - your special place in hell awaits you.


Next up:

New details have emerged in an alleged road rage incident involving Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman.
On Tuesday, Zimmerman allegedly threatened a motorist's life during a road rage incident. Matthew Apperson, 35, said he was listening to music in his car when he was verbally assailed by two men in a truck at a stop light in Lake Mary, Florida.
Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett told CWKMG that the man recognized the truck driver as Zimmerman. The man said Zimmerman, who was carrying a gun, asked, "Do you know who I am?" before saying, "I'll f***ing kill you."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/13/george-zimmerman-road-rage_n_5815120.html


Now that we have yet another firearms tainted incident with this asshole - remember Zimmerman threatened his wife with a gun last year - let's talk about how conservatives, led by the hyenas at Fox "News," were the biggest defenders of George Zimmerman, and were cocksure certain of his innocence and of 17 year old Trayvon Martin's thuggery -shall we?  Once again, The Gadfly does not want to ever - FUCKING EVER - hear a conservative defend the "honor" of George Fucking Zimmerman, ever again.  And Fuck you Sean Hannity for being this murdering loser's biggest fucking card-carrying disciple in the media.


Lastly:

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school accidentally shot herself in the leg when the weapon discharged in a faculty bathroom shortly before classes started Thursday morning, officials said.
The teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was severely injured when the bullet entered and exited her leg, and she was rushed to a hospital, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said. She was in good condition and alert at the hospital by midmorning, Horsley said.
http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2014/09/11/teacher-carrying-concealed-gun-shoots-herself-leg-school/g0aGkKXvjBlDKTS7aZJfKL/story.html


Too bad there wasn't a good guy with a gun there in the shitter there to prevent . . . oh wait . . . . sigh..... With all of these conservative state legislatures passing these increasingly loose gun-goon laws allowing the open carry of firearms, pretty much fucking anywhere now, it really is just a matter of time before some teacher ends up killing a student by just such an accident as depicted in this story, or worse yet, where some teacher blows some kid's head off because he/she "felt" threatened by the little bastard's immature attitude.  The Gadfly and others have said it over and over again, that these insanely loose gun laws are going to turn this country into a fucking shooting gallery and that stories like this are going to become the every day norm.  Truly - the gun goon asshattery has has only just begun.

But this is your "exceptional" America people.  Accept it and live with the consequences, or do something to change it.  It really is up to you.






----TFG




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Riddle Me This Bat Shit Stain ? . . . . ..



Yawn . . .

Two sets of polls released Sunday find an edge for the GOP in a closely contested Senate midterm environment, although they differ on the size of that advantage.A set of online CBS/New York Times/YouGov polls conducted in every Senate racefinds an electoral landscape that has remained both competitive and largely stable throughout the year, with changes of less than 4 points in nine of the 10 most competitive races. Republicans "hold at least a nominal lead in eight states held by Democrats, more than the six they need to retake the chamber," writes the New York Times' Nate Cohn. The Times' Senate model gives Republicans a 61 percent chance, or a "slight edge," of retaking the Senate.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/07/gop-senate-polls_n_5779658.html?utm_hp_ref=politics


Same clowns who predicted a Romney/Ryan victory in 2012.  Goddamn fucking geniuses.

The Gadfly thinks of political polls in the sense that a dog thinks of a fire hydrant.

'Nuff said ....



----TFG




Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Haircut Police . . . . .



When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
a miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they'd be singing so happily,
joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
clinical, intellectual, cynical.
Supertramp ~~ The Logical Song, 1979


Jeebus . . .
Malachi Wilson’s parents are Navajo and Kiowa, and they believe that their 5 year-old son’s hair is sacred and should not be cut. So Wilson arrived for his first day of kindergarten last week with his long hair in a braid. The principal at F. J. Elementary School in Seminole, Texas promptly send Wilson home, saying that he was not allowed to attend school with long hair because he is a boy.
Principal Sherrie Warren told Malachi’s mother, April Wilson, that he would not be able to come to school until he got a haircut. When April protested by noting her Native American religious beliefs, Warren asked her for to prove that Malachi is, indeed, a Native American.
Eventually, Warren backed down after April agreed to sign a form explaining why her son has long hair.
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/09/02/3477766/texas-school-wont-let-native-american-attend-his-first-day-of-kindergarten-because-of-his-long-hair/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~



Why do we have to keep re-fighting and re-litigating these moronic fucking culture wars?   What is it with these right wing conservatives and their innate desire to constantly dictate morals (in a perverted, fundamentalist religious form mostly) to the rest of society?

If these assholes spent as much time actually practicing the true gospel of Christ, instead of trying to force their own ideologically skewed version of Christ's teachings down everyone throats, there would be infinitely less misery in this world -- and The Gadfly is utterly, and steadfastly convinced of that.



----TFG



A Darwin Award Winner Just Waiting to Happen . . . .



The Gadfly is just biding his merry time until it happens:

An armed border militia group confronted three researchers in Arizona last month, mistaking them for undocumented immigrants or drug traffickers in an incident that drew criticism from local law enforcement officials.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/border-militia-researchers-mistake_n_5767178.html



It's all G.I. Joe fun & games until one of these ammosexual bozos gets his fat head blown off by a Border Patrol agent, which actually almost occurred last week:

AUGUST 30, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT
A border patrol agent fired several shots at an armed militia member while chasing a group of immigrants Friday near Brownsville, Texas.
Border Patrol Spokesman Omar Zamora told the Associated Press that agents were pursuing a group of immigrants when one agent spotted a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande.
The agent fired four shots but did not hit the man, Zamora said. The man then dropped his weapon and identified himself as a militia member.
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/border-patrol-agent-fires-at-armed-militia-member



And of course, when the militia bozo does get his fat head blown off by the Border Patrol, and believe The Gadfly - it will happen, they'll blame it all on the tyrant Obama and his jack-booted government thugs -- because God forbid should these idiots ever accept any responsibility for their own stupidity and asshole behavior.

Oh -- and don't you just love the part about where Rambo Militiaman immediately drops his gun after a few shots ring out in his confrontation with the BP agent?  The Gadfly was under the impression that these militia guys were the rootenest, tootenest, dead-eye gun slingers west of the Pecos? . . . So much for wingnut warrior bravado eh?



----TFG