Monday, August 15, 2016

They Have No Shame, And It's Only Going To Get Worse The Next Couple of Months . . .

The Gadfly threw the towel in a very long time ago on hopes, ever, of any semblance of redemption for the right wing conservatives in this country.

Former NYC Mayor and now Fox "Newz" talking head and impromptu Drumpf mouthpiece Rudy Giuliani shows why The Gadfly was wholly justified in doing so - observe:

Speaking in Youngstown, Ohio ahead of Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, who was the mayor of New York City on 9/11, declared that Islamic extremists hadn't carried out any terror attacks on American soil before Barack Obama's presidency.
"Under those 8 years, before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the US," Giuliani told the crowd. "They all started when Clinton and Obama came into office."
It's not the first time Giuliani has made remarks that seemed to gloss over the terror attacks that left nearly 3,000 dead and that defined him in the eyes of many Americans. While suggesting in 2010 that Obama could stand to take some cues from George W. Bush, the former mayor claimed, "We had no domestic attacks under Bush."

Once again, just like the execrable Katrina Pierson the other day on CNN stating that Obama invaded Afghanistan, today we get the equally, if not more execrable Rudy Ghouliani pissing on the memory of the 9/11 victims by claiming that there were no terrorist "attacks under Bush" and that there were no terrorist attacks in the US "before Obama came along" while stumping on the campaign trail for the tiny-fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon Drumpf.

Listen -- The Gadfly doesn't begrudge the conservatives the right to promote their candidate and hawk his policies, but to be out there peddling these monstrous and Un-American lies as they are doing, that is when one has to just stand up and say FUCKING ENOUGH ALREADY!!  ENOUGH!

Seriously though -- what in merciful God's name is wrong with these people?  What kind of brain eating amoeba has invaded their cranial cavities and which motivates them to just manufacture these bald faced, demonstrable lies like that and then have the gall to spew them out over the public airwaves to a national television audience?  The Gadfly is convinced -- the whole fucking right wing conservative movement is seriously, irreparably mentally ill, and God help us all if these lunatics ever gain total political power in this country.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Fine Art Of Charlatanism (aka bullshit) . . . Something To Behold . . .

You truly do just have stand back and gaze in awe at the Trumpanzis and their willingness to just brazenly spew such easily proven lies and utterly ridiculous bullshit (and fuck you CNN for not calling her out on this garbage!) to a national television audience:

A spokesperson for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has blamed President Barack Obama for invading Afghanistan ― a foreign policy decision he never made.
“Remember we weren’t even in Afghanistan by this time,” Katrina Pierson told CNN early Saturday. “Barack Obama went into Afghanistan creating another problem.”
“That was Obama’s war,” she declared later in the program, when asked to clarify if she meant Obama was responsible for its launch.
In fact, the invasion of Afghanistan took place in 2001 after the attacks on September 11 of that year.

Listen here dear readers, The Gadfly will wholeheartedly admit that he himself is not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to mathematics, but if The Gadfly isn't mistaken, 2001 subtracted from 2016 = 15.  Afghanistan was invaded 15 years ago.  Now unless Barack Obama was running a shadow government (The Gadfly knows - don't give them any more ideas) while George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were playing Risk! with their neo-con fratboy pals, then The Gadfly is going to go out on a limb here and state that the delightful Ms. Pierson is either one of the stupidest fucking people on the planet, or she is deliberately stealing a page from Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels who is known to have stated something along the lines of,  "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it."

BTW -- The Gadfly really does have to give kudos to the Dapper Don for selecting yet another wonderful human being in Katrina Pierson as one of his surrogate mouthpieces.  It seems Ms. Pierson has quite the colorful (cough/hack - clears throat), and The Gadfly might add, ethically challenged background -- observe:

Katrina Pierson, the longtime tea party activist from Garland who’s challenging Dallas Republican Congressman Pete Sessions, is having a bad few weeks.
First, Pierson acknowledged that she had been arrested in 1997, when she was 20, for shoplifting at a Plano J.C. Penney’s—not, altogether, a big deal. Pierson’s talked a lot about how she’s turned her life around after a hardscrabble upbringing, and if anything, the arrest fit into her personal narrative. Then, Slate‘s Dave Weigel attended a Pierson campaign event and characterized her as a “long shot” who exemplified the emptiness of this year’s tea party challengers in Texas. Hurtful, maybe, but probably not a big deal either: Pierson’s potential voters probably aren’t huge Slate readers.
A bigger deal: On Sunday night, the Quorum Report’s Scott Braddock pointed out that Pierson received some $11,000 in unemployment benefits from the Texas Workforce Commission from January 2012 to November 2013—meaning she was receiving government support during a period in which she consulted for Ted Cruz’s senate campaign and was planning for her own run.
Pierson has been a hyperactive tea party organizer for years, doing countless media appearances and traveling extensively around the country to spread her message. When I first met her in the summer of 2011, she was teaching a darkly conspiratorial class on the United Nation’s “Agenda 21” at a meeting of the Waco Tea Party. Under the UN’s aegis, she told the frightened crowd, Americans would be forced into crowded apartment buildings, and UN-empowered block captains would be “given police power over your neighborhoods.”

Oh dear!  What will we tell the children?

That is quite an impressive resume dontcha' know it? --- hmmm --- let's review shall we? ---

  • Shoplifter?  check

  • Unemployment fraudster?  check

  • Tea Bagger, conspiracy peddling wingnut?  check

  • Pathological, lying sociopath?  check

Oh - and The Gadfly did get quite the hearty chuckle about that line in the Texas Observer article that stated, "Pierson’s talked a lot about how she’s turned her life around after a hardscrabble upbringing."  Yeah -- she "turned her life around" alright.  She magically transformed herself from a shoplifting, government benefits fraudster to being a professional, paid liar and political ratfucker.  Fucking Bravo!

No wonder Drumpf handed her a starring role in his Kafkaesque campaign.  Katrina Pierson has the kind of charlatan street cred that the tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon finds utterly captivating and which complements his morally, spiritually and intellectually bankrupt quest for presidential power quite nicely.

God these people do so make The Gadfly violently sick to his stomach.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Her Name Is Nobody . . .

Everyone knows Donald Drumpf prefers to have subservient, not too intelligent women around him who know their place in a man's world and keep their mouths shut and only speak when allowed to.

All the more reason that Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren really gets under Drumpf's thin skin because she is the complete antithesis of the trophy model and submissive worker bee women that the cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon likes surrounding himself with.

When Drumpf gave his vaunted "economic" speech earlier this week in Detroit, a speech which for all intents and purposes was nothing more than a greasy hand-job to the oligarchs (his kind of people) Warren put on her ninja outfit and took to Drumpf's favorite debate platform (Twitter) to give him the red-ass (or should that be orange-ass?) treatment:

Here's just a sampling of Warren's rapid-fire Twitter assault:

You really have to check the link out to see the magnitude of Warren's beat down of Drumpf.  And apparently, all that poor Donald could muster up as a response was to hurl his standard childish insults at Warren calling her goofy and a fraud.  The Gadfly just knows that Drumpf loses what's left of his adolescent mind when he knows he's getting his ass kicked by a smart, strong, fearless woman.  It must just eat his insides out.

In fact, Warren's annihilation of Drumpf in that exchange was so classic, it reminded The Gadfly of this wonderful movie scene:

That was Terence Hill as the baby-faced gunslinger named Nobody bitch slapping the bad guy into a whimpering, simpering pile of mush with the analogy being of course that Warren is Hill's character and Drumpf is the villain here.



Drumpf's Mom's Ancestors Know a Shitgibbon When They See One . . .

*Author's note:  [the shitgibbon thing referenced in the title of this post will be addressed at the end of this piece]

There really is no sense in tip-toeing around it and since it's fresh in the news cycle, The Gadfly might just as well begin his blogging comeback tour with this subject.

Donald Trump: 'The 2nd Amendment People' Can Do Something to Stop Hillary Clinton

So it truly comes as no surprise in the least to The Gadfly that the Pompous, Pampered, Pompadoured Poltroon, aka Donald Drumpf, tossed some red meat chum to his gaggle of Trumpanzees yesterday in North Carolina.

Drumpf was pontificating (aka rage-ranting) on the (now much more likelihood) of Hillary Clinton winning the Presidency.   Herr Drumpf stated, and yes, let us parse these words very meticulously here -- "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

Now - before The Gadfly gets to heart of this matter -- let us make one thing crystalline clear. Anybody, and The Gadfly means any-motherfucking-body, who believes that talk of using a "2nd amendment solution", especially so when it emanates from the NRA gun goon crowd, means anything other than employing gun violence as a method of attaining and advancing one's political goals and agenda, then you are either insanely goddamn delusional or you are in such deep, deep denial that if you denied it any more than what you already are, your your brain would spontaneously combust and turn to instant ash.

The Gadfly will fucking wager any one of you that just about every Trumpanzee in that North Carolina crowd knew full well what Drumpf was alluding to when he made that remark.  And what did they do knowing full well what Drumpf's message was with that statement?  They fucking cheered is what they did.  They fucking cheered that their presidential candidate had bandied about the prospect of political assassination as a way of stopping a popularly elected United States president from moving forward with a policy agenda that was mandated to them with a majority vote of the American electorate.

The Gadfly will state unequivocally -- as much as The Gadfly loathes Drumpf, he (and he knows his fellow liberals would be in nearly unanimous agreement) would be abhorred if Hillary Clinton or one of her minions suggested that their supporters resort to use of the gun to kill Drumpf as a way of preventing him from exercising his constitutionally mandated duties as duly elected commander in chief of this nation should he win.  That quite simply is not the American way.  It is the way of 3rd world anarchists, traitors and seditionist assholes and quite obviously -- lunatics.

This is really the final straw for The Gadfly.  The Gadfly can no longer in good conscience have any respect for the people openly supporting Donald Drumpf.  And that is sad because The Gadfly knows that he has some friends and family members who for whatever reasons that they have conjured up from the turmoil in their heads, are lustily cheering this ugly little man-child, tin horned dictator wannabe on.  For god fucking sakes you people -- do you truly not understand what the stakes are here to yours, your children's and your grandchildren's futures???  This is not just another episode of Drumpf's hokey tv "reality" show The Apprentice!  Honestly -- what is it going to take for you people to wake up and realize that by giving a racist, bigoted, woman-hating, hateful, arrogant, worldly ignorant and mentally unstable fascist your party's nomination and support, you have essentially, as Bill Maher put it, handcuffed yourselves to a dead hooker?

Yeah sure -- this country is in a world of economic shit -- no thanks to 30 plus fucking years of oligarch coddling and worker hating -- primarily by the Republican party it needs to be noted -- but to address that issue by, in effect, dropping your draws, bending over, squirting a tube of K-Y lube up your ass and then letting the Dark Prince of Oligarchs have his way with you, is the supreme definition of insanity.


**Update:  Hopefully a good sign - Drumpf's poll numbers are nose-diving in some of the key battle-ground states after he spent this past week stuffing his own manicured tootsies in to his big fat, stupid mouth.  Let's hope the trend continues.  Hillary, for her part (so far) is playing this whole thing the right way -- she takes a few short jabs at the cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon from afar and then just stands back, silently watching as Drumpf's inner child rage demons take over and let their freak flag fly.

BTW -- that term "cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon was bestowed upon Drumpf by his own mother's Scottish/Brit ancestors when he went over there a few months ago and made an utter ass of himself as he is wont to do.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

On The Subject of Moving On, Never Forgetting and Following Your Heart . . .

Salutations dear readers.

The Gadfly is back after a long hiatus.  You see -- The Gadfly's father passed away recently and to be quite honest, The Gadfly just hasn't had his heart or his spirit in to the squalid business of observing and commenting upon the revolting state of political affairs in this country lately.

But last week, as The Gadfly was moping about the house, allowing his sorrow to dictate his free time activities, The Gadfly found his self reminiscing about the many conversations he'd had with his dad over the years, and The Gadfly recalled the old man telling him once, perhaps not in the most eloquent of words -- because Dad just wasn't an eloquent kind of guy you know? -- that if you just go out in the world and do what you sincerely and truly believe and feel is right in your heart, then things will be ok.  And so The Gadfly is moving on from the melancholy of his father's passing -- and moving on not in the sense of forgetting mind you.  It's a tough thing to let go, but The Gadfly is absolutely certain that the old man would have wanted it this way.

And so The Gadfly has spent the better part of this past week making his best effort at overcoming the heartache of his loss and turning his attention to getting caught up on what's been transpiring in this wonderful and schizophrenic pageantry which we fondly refer to as a Presidential election.

And so stand by dear readers, The Gadfly is back behind the wheel of his blogging Ferrari and he's ready to lay down some thick rubber tracks on the backsides of the right wing assholes in this country whose selfish and reckless behavior is putting this country's democracy, economic and national security and legacy as a force for good in the world, in great peril.