Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Even though their own House intel report said that there was no cover-up, our Benghazi-obsessed friends on the right won't let that little fact deter them from beating their little tin drums about this non-scandal in order to keep the sheep stirred up, excited, and focussing on something other than what's in front of their noses: And obsessed is too mild a word to describe the Gee-Oh-Pee's crazed devotion to this Tragedy-That- Isn't-A-Scandal that they so desperately want it to be.

How crazily obsessed are they?

This much:

 Fox News Aired Nearly 1,100 Benghazi Segments Across 5 Programs, Study Finds

"...the study shows how Fox News, which is run by former Republican operative Roger Ailes, often fixated on minor details and storylines that seemed less about establishing the facts of the Benghazi story and more about scoring political points against President Barack Obama and Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time of the attacks and is the presumed 2016 Democratic front-runner.

For instance, Fox News aired 244 segments suggesting “the Obama administration did not initially refer to the attacks in Benghazi as ‘terror’ or a ‘terrorist act,’” according to the study. The truth is that Obama referred to the attacks the next day as an “act of terror,” a fact Republican nominee Mitt Romney seemed unaware of during a famous presidential debate exchange in October 2012. The network aired 174 Benghazi-related segments in the month leading up to the November 2012 presidential election.

Indeed, Fox News even largely ignored Hurricane Sandy that month to focus on Benghazi, as The Huffington Post noted at the time."


"A running theme on Fox News, and within conservative media more broadly, is that the mainstream media ignored the Benghazi story. The reality is that journalists covered the Benghazi attacks on the ground in real time and in the immediate aftermath. A number of journalists even reached the prime Benghazi suspect before the U.S. government did. 

The New York Times conducted a months-long investigation of the attacks, and other news organizations contributed reporting that advanced the public's understanding of what happened that night. 

Reporters lobbed related questions in the White House briefing room, and many covered congressional inquiries into Benghazi, which have already included 13 hearings and 50 briefings on the matter -- none of which has yet produced a "smoking gun" to support allegations of a massive cover-up." 

So when anyone reads on those hysterical internet news sites and blogs that the Benghazi tragedy has been covered up, or the media have ignored it, or that President Obama and Secretary Clinton have blood on their hands, or that there's a new "smoking gun," just remember that those poor benighted people who continue to ignore the truth are the willing victims of FAUX NOOZ propaganda, and that they will continue to lap up all the fetid codswallop it feeds them.

Take pity on them then send them a truck-load of GAS-X.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Not HIM again!

Remember how the extremists defended this creep? 

How many times has this unfortunate little man been in trouble since the Treyvon Martin debacle?

George Zimmerman questioned about road rage, shooting threats

Police called to incident between George Zimmerman, wife

1+ year later: Zimmerman's timeline of trouble

"George Zimmerman found himself in trouble with the law yet again this week. Florida’s WSVN News is reporting that Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder last year in the killing of 17-year-old black teenager Trayvon Martin, threatened to kill a fellow driver during a road rage incident and even showed up at the man’s workplace the next day. 

 The unnamed man called 911 and claimed Zimmerman had threatened to kill him. The following day, the man called 911 again to report that Zimmerman was waiting for him at his place of work and that he felt unsafe. 

He ultimately declined to press charges after Zimmerman admitted to police that he had exchanged words with the man."

Friday, September 12, 2014

I Don't Even

"This story has it all. Stretch Hummers. Booze. A right hook. And a former vice presidential candidate screaming, 'Do you know who I am!?' 

 Just another Saturday night in Anchorage with the Palins?" --Washington Post

John McCain wanted this person one heartbeat away from the presidency.

Amanda Coyne: 

 “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, a 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.”

It is painfully evident that even a year of elocution lessons to teach her to modulate her voice, or a change of coiffure, will never take the "low" out of the Palin "class."