Here’s something (not) to look forward to: Thanksgiving dinner with your family in the time of Trump.
This week you’re heading home to spend quality time with your family. Of course, your right-wing brother-in-law (RWBIL) is going to be there, spouting off quotes from Trump and Rush and fully Foxified. Actual facts will not be present at this table and would not penetrate the Drudge-shield if they were, but conspiracy theories will abound. Brace yourself.
Starbucks Is Anti-Christian
Don’t be surprised if your RWBIL immediately gets right in your face, loudly proclaiming, “Merry CHRISTMAS,” with an emphasis on “Christmas” and jumping on you if you dare say, “Happy Holidays.” He has not just finally gone crazy, there’s a (crazy) reason he will be doing this. Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and the rest of that crowd are telling him (and telling him and telling him and telling him – you know how they repeat things) that Starbucks is anti-Christian because their traditional, seasonal red cups are … red this year. But they took off the snowflakes and Santa Clauses, etc. So obviously Starbucks is part of the liberal “war on Christmas.”
WTF? I mean, What. The. Fuck. ??? Really? Seriously?
Lee Camp, “What Makes You Do What You Do”:
My thought: if you use the word “monetize” you have lost your soul.
Homer Votes 2012
Here is another Romney video, from 1979:
(It’s really the Dead Kennedys, Kill the Poor.)
This just came in the email:
An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, a Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a Slovak, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, an Iranian, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Syrian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Canadian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, a Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian and 2 Africans,
…walk into a very fine restaurant.
“I’m sorry,” says the maître d’, after scrutinizing the group…
“You can’t come in here without a Thai.”
Yiddish Curses for Republican Jews
“May you be reunited in the world to come with your ancestors, who were all socialist garment workers.”
I have “Build Me Up Buttercup” stuck in my head and I think I figured it out.
President Obama is coming to Redwood City today (and I am fleeing, heading to Seattle to cover tomorrow’s Amazon shareholder meeting.) Look at the marquee at the downtown Fox Theater:
ABBA THE CONCERT
So I was thinking, is he going to perform “Waterloo”? And so I got Waterloo stuck in my head:
But then I realized, this is the same song as Build Me Up Buttercup!
And that put Build Me Up Buttercup in my head. I can’t get it out.
And THAT made me realize that something is going on — I think the right wingers are blasting the vicinity with secret frequencies, that are affecting people’s THOUGHTS!
But I have the solution:
That was fun. The problem is that I’m having fun, but this crazy and paranoid is the starting point of the current Republican party!
Crazy: WSJ: Obama’s Place of Birth a Ballot Issue in Arizona,
The issue of President Barack Obama’s place of birth, which had largely faded from national view, is flaring up in Arizona after its secretary of state last week said Mr. Obama might not be on the November ballot there if Hawaii doesn’t verify it has his birth certificate.
Paranoid: Paul Krugman, Paranoia Strikes Deeper,
Finally, there’s the paranoia, the belief that liberals in general, and Obama administration officials in particular, are trying to make driving unaffordable as part of a nefarious plot against the American way of life. And, no, I’m not exaggerating. This is what you hear even from thoroughly mainstream conservatives.
… In fact, the conspiracy theories are proliferating so fast it’s hard to keep up. Thus, large numbers of Republicans — and we’re talking about important political figures, not random supporters — firmly believe that global warming is a gigantic hoax perpetrated by a global conspiracy involving thousands of scientists, not one of whom has broken the code of omertà. Meanwhile, others are attributing the recent improvement in economic news to a dastardly plot to withhold stimulus funds, releasing them just before the 2012 election. And let’s not even get into health reform.
Crazy: Here is a Republican Presidential Debate where the candidates say Obama is a “socialist”
Crazy: Robert Borosage: 9 Crazy Things Mitt Romney Believes
Paranoid and crazy: Study finds Republican base paranoid, delusional
Leave a comment and add your own examples of paranoid and crazy.
Who will be mayor of Funkytown?
In exchange for nothing. Here is the news report:
In Bipartisan Spirit, Obama Makes Deal To Get Kicked In Balls