Thursday, November 26, 2015

"Report Them". . . Because . . . . . . . . Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom!!!!!!! .....

The Great Donald is just getting warmed up in letting his Fascist freak flag fly . . .

The Trumpenstein continues to go for the absolute bottom of the barrel; this is why he’s leading all the GOP polls, because he’s completely uninhibited about expressing his bigotry and the Republican base loves it. He’s the unfiltered id of the modern Republican Party, degraded and propagandized by years of Fox News and dog whistle racism, now ready for the hard stuff.
And now he’s calling for his cult-like “fans” to inform on their neighbors for suspicious activities.
“The real greatest resource is all of you, because you have all those eyes and you see what’s happening,” he told listeners in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
“People move into a house a block down the road, you know who’s going in,” Trump continued. “You can see and you report them to the local police.
“You’re pretty smart, right?” he asked his audience. “We know if there’s something going on, report them. Most likely you’ll be wrong, but that’s OK.
“That’s the best way. Everybody’s their own cop in a way. You’ve got to do it. You’ve got to do it.”

Yeah .. "most likely you'll be wrong" about reporting your neighbors to the FBI, "but that's ok," because you're a bed-wetting clown who took Donald Trump's advice, and you were only doing your duty to the fatherland, but hey ... what's the harm of harassing your neighbors for no good fucking reason other than your paranoid fear of nothing --- right?

But The Gadfly gets it ... cuz - you know -- if they have long noses like Jews -- report them.  If they smell like burritos, report them -- if they like watching Bill Maher on HBO -- report them .... if they talk bad about der Fuhrer Trump -- report them.... you get the picture..

When are the sane, thinking people in this country going to stand up in unison and call this goose-stepping, lunatic fucker out?  WHEN??  The Gadfly is sick of listening to this loud mouth lout and his stupid, fascist, anti-American, shithead opinions and ideas - and equally sick of hearing his ignorant fucking apologists making inane excuses for his 1940's, Nazi Germany era boorishness.

And fuck the media for continuing to coddle this dirt bag.  Yet another in a heaping pile of reasons to not trust the mainstream media in this country to do what's right for this nation and it's future.

All The Gadfly has to say is if you are one of Trumps fans, still, after this, then maybe you should adopt this sign for your motto:

Birds of a 卐 feather do flock together you know . . . .


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Comedy Show . . . The Most Trusted Place For News...

Watch John Oliver as he bitch-slaps the stupid out of the fear-mongering, hysterical conservatives and our equally contemptible media over the Syrian refugee issue:

As humorous as Oliver's piece is, it's just as equally depressing knowing that America's comedians are the only ones left to offer some sane perspective and insightful facts on the important issues and news stories of the day.

The modern mainstream news media in this country, for all intent and purpose The Gadfly has concluded, is a lost cause.  Their integrity has been so deeply compromised by the symbiotic relationship which they have with their corporate and military/industrial complex overlords that they no longer serve a useful purpose to our society.  Do yourself a huge service dear readers -- turn them off, tune them out -- you will be infinitely more the wiser simply by paying no heed to their toxic nonsense and propaganda.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

Can Their Hysteria Get Any More Childish and Stupid? . . . Gadfly Says - Bet On It.....

The Gadfly doesn't even know where to start on the sordid subject of American's lily-livered, hysterical response to the Paris attacks, but I suppose this is just as good a place as any:

Steve King, Citing Obama’s Time In Indonesia, Says Obama Is Filling U.S. With Terrorists

But you know, while I was going on, he was going to a school in Indonesia, so his idea of America is entirely different than the idea that most Americans have of what we ought to be like, and he’s filling our country up with people that will continue to attack us.”

That's this wingnut fluffer:

"...he (Obama) was going to a school in Indonesia" ...[hint-hint... DIRTY MUSLIM!!]

For those, who at their own democracy's peril, don't pay attention to this shit, Steve King is the congressturd from Iowa who has made it clear that he has some really serious problems with people being in this country who don't resemble "real" Americans - you know the kind - the blue eyed, blonde haired, uber Aryan type.

King has burnished his image in right wing conservative circles by demonizing Latinos and other immigrants of a darker skin tone than his, and so it's not much of a surprise that he is wasting no time in hitching his vile shithead wagon to the smear Syrian refugees gravy train.

Speaking of the Syrian refugee situation, The Gadfly will have a whole lot of fact-based something to say about that pitiful subject in a separate post.

But back to this slimy little weasel congressturd Steve King . . . The Gadfly has lived in southern California for 30+ years now.  He has met and worked with all manner of fantastic people in this amazing melting pot of cultures and ethnic backgrounds.  In fact, The Gadfly married in to a Latino family around 28 years ago.

The Gadfly can tell you this -- all of The Latinos (as well as many others of different ethnicities) that The Gadfly has had the pleasure of knowing and working with over the years are some of the most honorable, hardworking, family-oriented, and kindest people he has ever met.  Steve King and his Aryan friends could only wet-dream hope of ever achieving the level of pride, character integrity and human dignity that all of those "dirty Messicans" and other immigrants have always had with their decency, honesty and humanity.

Steve King can snidely insinuate all he wants that the secret Muslim Obama is opening the floodgates for the ISIS hordes to come in and kill us all in our beds, and no doubt he will find many a brain-dead American bigot eager to nod their empty, Fox "News" propaganda filled cranium in agreement, but just because King carries the title of Congressman next to his name, does not mean he knows squat fuck what he's talking about.

Suffice to say, The Gadfly has a fairly simple, and singular message for Congressturdman Steve King, his Iowa voting bloc, and his supporters .... and it's this:

No - seriously . . .  Shaddap a you stoopid fucking faces ... mkay?


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Oh -- And As If It Needed to be Stated . . . .

Btw --- one last fucking word from The Gadfly on the American conservative's animated reactions to the Paris terrorist attacks . . . . .

. . . . The day you fuckers are as equally outraged about the splattered brains and innards of American toddlers in their classrooms, or innocent young men and women in a movie theater, or a kid with dark skin walking in a gun nut's neighborhood -- all who have been slaughtered by their fellow Americans with American manufactured and purchased guns .... is the day The Gadfly will give a rat's mother-fucking ass what your views on international terrorism are.

And that is all that The Gadfly has to say on this sordid subject.


They Just Can't Help Their Pathetically, Boorish Selves . . . .

Predictably - after the horrid attacks in Paris yesterday, the conservatives here in the U.S. could not even wait until there was a final tally of corpses before they began to turn this tragic event into a political bludgeoning device -- a device who's one true purpose, to be truthful, is soley to rile up their knuckle-dragging base.  Their juvenile gnashing and wailing was deplorable at best, but almost entirely revolting.

Here's a sampling:

Newt Gingrich (R-Serial Adulterer):  "Imagine a theater with 10 or 15 citizens with concealed carry permits. We live in an age when evil men have to be killed by good people."

To which The Gadfly would reply:  Imagine a fucking society Newtie where mom and dad can take the kids to the movie theater without having to worry about 10 or 15 gun fetishists getting in an argument with someone and whipping out their penis, er gun, and instigating a real-life shooting gallery.

Judy Miller (Iraq War propaganda mule):  "Now maybe the whining adolescents at our universities can concentrate on something other than their need for "safe" spaces..."

To which The Gadfly would reply:  Actually Ms. Miller - maybe if your "journalism" in the lead up to the Iraq war while employed by the New York Times hadn't been so perniciously infected with utter lies and bullshit, Americans would not have been so quick to support their government's eagerness to light that bonfire of mid-east hatred with their invasion and occupation to begin with.

Michelle Malkin (Fox News contributing propagandist and just plain moron):  "Really? What could Nobel Prize-winning Workplace Violence Whitewasher-in-Chief possibly contribute at this moment?"

To which The Gadfly would reply:  My, my, my Michelle (kudos Axl Rose).  Poor Michelle, even the bats flitting around inside your empty cranium deserve to see the light of day once in a great while - let 'em out girl!.  'Workplace Violence Whitewasher-in-Chief?' . . . What the fuck does that even mean or have to do with this tragedy?  My god woman - do yourself a favor and get some help at weaning yourself off the Oxycontin and Xanax - mkay??

And of course - they all blame Obama directly for the Paris attack -- you know -- the Kenyan terrorist appeaser meme again -- setting it all aside of course for the fact that the man oversaw the hunting and killing of Bin Laden, and just in the past couple of days, ISIS throat slitter Jihad John.

Like The Gadfly said though -- that was just a sampling of their mealy-mouthed idiocy -- the rest of the comments are just as knee-jerk imbecilic and comically wrong.

It just goes without saying that the conservative movement in this country, as The Gadfly has been saying for years on the pages of this shitty little blog, truly has lost it's collective fucking marbles and their morally and intellectually bankrupt ideas and ideology pose just as equal a threat to this country's future as do a ragtag band of extremist Islamic loons scurrying around like the murderous rats that they are in the Syrian desert.

The reality - something conservatives truly appear allergic to - is that this incident requires a reasoned, calculated, and most importantly, united (with our allies) response -- not more cloddish, Yosemite Sam style "diplomacy" (ala GWBush).

The inimitable Charlie Pierce put it in the proper perspective of what needs to happen to the political and state powers that be who are the chief architects of the murderous mid-east hooliganism that we are now facing (here's an excerpt - but go read the whole thing):

It's time for this to stop. It's time to be pitiless against the bankers and against the people who invest in murder to assure their own survival in power. Assets from these states should be frozen, all over the west. Money trails should be followed, wherever they lead. People should go to jail, in every country in the world. It should be done state-to-state. Stop funding the murder of our citizens and you can have your money back. Maybe. If we're satisfied that you'll stop doing it. And, it goes without saying, but we'll say it anyway – not another bullet will be sold to you, let alone advanced warplanes, until this act gets cleaned up to our satisfaction. If that endangers your political position back home, that's your problem, not ours. You are no longer trusted allies. Complain, and your diplomats will be going home. Complain more loudly, and your diplomats will be investigated and, if necessary, detained. Retaliate, and you do not want to know what will happen, but it will done with cold, reasoned and, yes, pitiless calculation. It will not be a blind punch. You will not see it coming. It will not be an attack on your faith. It will be an attack on how you conduct your business as sovereign states in a world full of sovereign states.

And The Gadfly is just fine with that approach.  It is long, long, long past time to expose the state political elites and the world financiers (yes - even our own Wall Street/Military industrial complex barons) who are bankrolling these human atrocities.  Expose them all - every goddamn one of them.  Give them one opportunity to come clean and repent -- and if they don't ---- send in the drones baby --- put those stealthy fucking little electronic assassins to some truly noble and productive use at long last.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

If It's Brass Knuckle Fighting They Want? . . . Maybe It's Time To Oblige Them . . .

Believe it or not, there are other political activities going on in the country that don't revolve around the revolting spectacles of Ol' Doc Carson's Traveling Medicine Show and The Great Donald's The Man Who Would Be King quest.

Down in Louisiana GOP Senator David Vitter is seeking the Governorship of that fair state against Democrat John Bel Edwards who is a former West Point graduate and Airborne Ranger.

Bel Edwards has decided that he is going to reject the conventional, and consistently losing advice of the gutless Democratic National Committee asshats by not playing nice with Vitter -- who arguably, is one of the slimiest creatures in the GOP caucus, and that is saying quite a lot.

Observe an in-state political ad that Bel Edwards put out this past week:

Oooh--Ouch!!  That's gonna leave a pretty nasty mark.

For those of you wondering what the prostitutes over patriots thing is all about, back in 2007, Senator Vitter was caught up in the DC Madam scandal when his name was found in the good madam's little black book of clients.  Subsequently it was reported that Vitter had also been frequenting brothels in his home state of Louisiana and one of the "ladies" there who Vitter enjoyed the company of, when interviewed, claimed that Vitter had a bizarre fetish of liking to be dressed up in diapers while he was being serviced.

Now - The Gadfly doesn't begrudge anyone the right to let their freak flag fly in whatever sexual merriment tickles their fancy.  But this guy Vitter was doing so while married, and while scolding Democrats and the rest of society for their liberal sexual views by boasting of his own religion-oriented, family values purity.  In fact, this motherfucker is so noxious, that only a year after getting caught with his hand in the hooker cookie jar, he had the unmitigated gall to offer his co-sponsorship of the hilariously named "Marriage Protection Amendment" (hilarious considering the sponsors) along with fellow Republican and public restroom toe-tapper Larry Craig:

Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity have named themselves as co-sponsors of S. J. RES. 43, dubbed the Marriage Protection Amendment. If ratified, the bill would amend the United States Constitution to state that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), who was arrested June 11, 2007 on charges of lewd conduct in a Minneapolis airport terminal, is co-sponsoring the amendment along with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).
Craig, who entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct, was detained and charged for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a male undercover police officer. His arrest and plea became public two months later. At that time, Craig attempted to withdraw his plea and enter a new plea of not guilty. To date, his efforts have been denied by the courts.
In July of 2007, Vitter was identified as a client of a prostitution firm owned by the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey, commonly known as The DC Madam.

That kind of brazen hypocrisy truly takes some balls -- the size of which even King Kong would be taken aback by.  The Gadfly was especially touched by the wording in these creep's amendment, which they want enshrined in law, which states that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."  Apparently they forgot to tell us about the asterisk and accompanying footnote for that statement which, in very small, fine print at the bottom of the document, says - "Unless you are a Republican politician, wherein this amendment is null & void."

But back to the Bel Edwards ad.

Yes - The Gadfly will acknowledge that it is a lamentable state of affairs when our politics have reached this level of discourse, but these are trying times we are living in, and it has become demonstrably clear that one of the two major political parties in this country has gone bug-fuck insane and their ideological extremism and assholery is turning this nation in to a version of Idiocracy that even the people who made a movie titled just that, would be jealous of.

But the bigger point The Gadfly would like to make here is that as unfortunate as it might be, this is exactly how the spineless Democrats need to deal with these conservative charlatans.  If Bel Edwards were smart, that ad would be the only ad that he would air against Vitter during his campaign.  Air it 20 times a day - every goddamn day - right up until election day.  Sear the image of Vitter's priorities  of looking out for the interests of his prostitutes instead of voting on an important, real life issue that affects veterans, deeply into the mule-headed electorate's brain stems.

Will it work?  Maybe not - considering the tragic penchant for the numbskull American electorate to consistently vote against their own self interests (see last weeks Kentucky Governor election).  But it certainly will send an unmistakable message to the conservative movement, who have elevated the practice of political character assassination to dark art level, that the gloves are off and the party of Roosevelt isn't going to stand idly by and put up with any more of their phony, underhanded, sanctimonious bullshit.


Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Slow Death March of The Oligarchs . . .

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This is unsustainable, and quite frankly, is the perfect recipe for the destiny of a doomed empire:

One hundred CEOs have as much in retirement assets as 41 percent of American families.
This report, co-published by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government, is the first to provide detailed statistics on the staggering gap between the retirement assets of Fortune 500 CEOs and the rest of America.
  • The company-sponsored retirement assets of just 100 CEOs add up to as much as the entire retirement account savings of 41% of American families (50 million families in total).
  • The 100 largest CEO retirement accounts are worth an average of more than $49.3 million—enough to generate a $277,686 monthly retirement check for each executive for the rest of their lives.
  • David Novak of YUM Brands had the largest retirement nest egg in the Fortune 500 in 2014, with $234 million, while hundreds of thousands of his Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC employees have no company retirement assets whatsoever. Novak transitioned from CEO to Executive Chairman in 2015.

That's right.  Just 100 individuals hold as much retirement assets as 50 million American families have in total.

If anyone truly believes that blithely ignoring this kind of hideous wealth inequality isn't going to reap some level of major socio-economic butthurt at some point on this nation and it's ability to remain a thriving democracy and a dominant force for good in the world, you really need to have your fucking head examined.