Monday, September 7, 2009

Non-Holidays, BOGO Boobs, and an AOTW Under the Bus

First of all, today is Labor day. What does it mean?

A day off.

Unlike other holidays, that's pretty much the whole point. That, and it marks the end of summer.

Maybe the unions get together for a circle jerk or something. For me, it usually means holiday pay, as I've worked most Labor days over the past 20 years.

If you're a communist, May Day is more your speed. More on the commies later.

Okay, since I happen to have today off, I'm going to stop, and get on to the important healthcare-related subject:



It's proof that in our health care system, compeTITion is not completely lost. I'll leave the rest of the puns and jokes to all of you. And on that tasty note....

Van Jones is Asshat of the Week!

I decided he was getting the award on Friday when I wrote my last post. After that, his name got dragged up as reasons to not let our kids watch the Obama speech Tuesday. And I heard this morning, in a dazed state in bed, that his ass just joined so many others that, when their kooky radicalism came out (can you say Rev J Wright?), ended up being chucked unceremoniously under the bus with Obama's grandmother.

So what makes this asshat (and not Truth101, who remains disappointed) Asshat of the Week? There are so many things in the list, so let me just hit the lowlights.

Is it because he called Republicans assholes? Hell no. They are often assholes. As are Democrats. As am I. As are many of you. Sometimes it's necessary and proper.

Is it because he is an avowed communist, with ties to a group that salivates over China's own Chairman Mao? Possibly. Giving the political equivalent of a hand job to the Marxist ChiComm icon is not a good thing when you work for someone who is trying to deny any Marxist/socialist-type leanings in pushing his agenda (like government health care).

Is it because he gets eco-props from Leo DiCaprio and AlGore? Not solely, but Leo sucks when he's not acting, and I cheered when the iceberg killed him anyway, the douche, and the inventor of the Internet deserves to be put in a lockbox.

Is it because he's under the "Green Jobs" delusion? Probably. While green jobs are the future, government forcing a pseudo-revolution into being is not the way to do it. And strangely, I suspect he was hired on for that very reason.

Is it because he's a 9/11 truther? Very much so. It's one thing to have a few questions about why things happened the way they did, or to question the motives of the administration in their response (as in the war). But to sign on to a document calling on the then-NY attorney general (Asshat Eliot Spitzer) to investigate the Bush administration for allowing 3000 people to be killed? If you do so, you're also a moron that would not be missed if you were to choke on your own nuts. You deserve to be tossed into a bin with your damned tinfoil hat with the Holocaust deniers, the faked Moon landing nuts, and the Obama birthers. You're fucking useless to society.

Or is it because the White House vetting process doesn't include such rudimentary tools as Google and YouTube? Probably, because this asshat, and the many that came before, are prime examples of the administration's expectation that we accept them unblinkingly as rulers.

So as Van goes under the bus, may each tire strike him in turn. And that makes me ask: Does your now former boss see you as the asshat we know you are, or is this just a cya thing?

I'll wait for the next asshat to go under the bus to find out.

10 comments:

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Giving the political equivalent of a hand job to the Marxist ChiComm icon is not a good thing..."--Patrick

Were you this angry at Bush43 when he continued GHWB's Commie China status as a "most favored nation" trading partner? See lots of red blooded, God-fearing, flag-waving Americans make lots of money by engaging in commerce with all those Maoists. Apparently that's patriotic, but what Jones did is not? No consistency there.

..."the inventor of the Internet deserves to be put in a lockbox." --P.

You forgot to mention that he also is an Oscar winning film maker and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Let's give props where they are due.

..."government forcing a pseudo-revolution into being is not the way to do it. And strangely, I suspect he was hired on for that very reason." --P.

Right. Because left to their own devices, American businesses always do the right thing--take the tobacco companies, and Enron, and ConAgra for example, and the Wall Street barons...Oh, wait.

"But to sign on to a document calling on the then-NY attorney general (Asshat Eliot Spitzer) to investigate the Bush administration for allowing 3000 people to be killed? If you do so, you're also a moron that would not be missed if you were to choke on your own nuts. You deserve to be tossed into a bin with your damned tinfoil hat with the Holocaust deniers, the faked Moon landing nuts, and the Obama birthers. You're fucking useless to society."

Paging Republican Congresscritters! Paging all you asshats who don't believe Mr. Obama is a natural-born citizen. Listen to Patrick. You. Are. Useless. To. Society!

One more thing. Although I think there are too many czars as does my compatriot, TRUTH, I have to point out to all the anti-political correctness people on the right that nothing Van Jones did, and which the salivating right so gleefully points to, was illegal.

He has the right under the Constitution to have signed the petition, to associate with whomever he choses to. Of course, there are consequences for that, and Jones paid the price.

Unlike the looney righties who enjoyed presidential favor and were even honored by President Bush when they died.

It's just plain old hypocritical politics as usual.

dmarks said...
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dmarks said...

Shaw: It's one thing to trade with China. It's one thing to put a foaming-at-the-mouth rabid Maoist into a US Presidential administration.

As someone around these blogs who is definitately not a conservative of any kind pointed out, the White House vetting process completely failed when they let Pol Van Pot through.

" I have to point out to all the anti-political correctness people on the right that nothing Van Jones did, and which the salivating right so gleefully points to, was illegal."

So, would it have been OK if Bush had put a self-proclaimed actual Nazi into his administration? Nothing illegal about it, right? And in reality the Nazis were no worse than the group Trotsky Jones proudly embraced.

(By the way, to equate Falwell/etc with the huge mass horror of Nazism and Communism is to show some major ignorance of history.).

Jennifer said...

I like him for Asshat for the week, just for being 9-11 truther alone! I'm not a Republican so it doesn't really matter to me that he called them assholes, but we have a lot of open mouth, insert foot going around and people are paying for it, one way or another.

dmarks said...

Jennifer: Reminds a little bit of Howard Dean. He once said he hated Republicans.

Is this any way to expand the appeal of the Democratic Party, when the leader of it says he hates a group that includes roughly half of all Americans?

He should go back madmen's incoherent screams of rage.

Shaw Kenawe said...

oh dmarks, stop with the phoney outrage over what Dean said. The Big Dick Cheney, VP of the United States, told a US Senator, Leahy of Vt., to "...go f**k yourself while it's still legal>" in the Senate Chamber, and the country survived--believe it or not.

..."foaming-at-the-mouth rabid Maoist into a US Presidential administration."

Really. You do go on, don't you.

Van Jones is no more a Communist than you are, and you know it.

There’s an important general lesson here: If you want to say batsh*t-crazy stuff and still be treated as a respectable participant in the national debate, you’d better be a Republican. Suggesting that President Bush invited the 9/11 attacks in order to start a war is really no crazier than suggesting that President Obama wants to let terrorists loose in the United States, or that he plans to kill old people and disabled children, or that there’s something sinister about his encouraging schoolkids to study hard.

Patrick M said...

Shaw: I'm going to bullet point this fast:

There's a difference between building trade with a political enemy and embracing the philosophy (Dmarks' point, I think).

They give the Peace prize to terrorists (and Algore's competition was Rush), and the Oscars pick some of the most godawful dreck in the world over quality movies half the time, so.... Plus, we are talking liberals giving awards to liberals for liberal causes. Kind of takes the impressiveness away.

And where did I ever say businesses always do the right thing? (hint: there was a whole post or two on this)

As for his Constitutional rights, no one is denying he has them. Which is why I didn't plan on calling for him to be thrown from office, just mocked and held up to the President as a mirror of the real Obama (my Constitutional right).

As for hypocrisy, I'm waiting for an example that applies to me.

Van Jones is no more a Communist than you [Dmarks] are, and you know it.

I've never heard of Dmarks declaring himself to be one. Can't say that about Van.

Dmarks: Are you saying there's something wrong with being fucking foul-mouthed. :)

Jenn: The truthers get more of my ire on Friday (9/11). I made the mistake of looking into truther bullshit on Sunday night, and it kind of pissed me off.

Patrick M said...

One other thing: Shame on all of you! I opened the floor to boob jokes and all you argue about is the boob that got AOTW!

dmarks said...

Shaw; Cheney did not say that he hated half of America. Dean did.

Not sure I see your point here, that if someone merely uses profanity they are bad. With Rahm Emmanuel as Chief of Staff, you don't really want to go there.

Besides, the "Cheney is as bad as a communist or nazi because he swore at someone" idea is a major major stretch. You just can't connect Cheney with Van Jones.

"Really. You do go on, don't you."

well, it is an accurate description of Van Jones.

"If you want to say batsh*t-crazy stuff and still be treated as a respectable participant in the national debate, you’d better be a Republican."

Do you have anything comparable at all on this for your analogy? Any actual Communist, Nazi, or other member/supporter of a nihilistic mass-mordering hate group being appointed to a major position in the White House?

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"Van Jones is no more a Communist than you are, and you know it."

I have never proclaimed that I am a Communist. I never joined anything remotely like the communist front known as STORM. Van Jones did. You are so flat-out wrong on this one. Please read Jones' Wikipedia biography. You are speaking out of ignorance of his history and resume.

dmarks said...

Shaw said "You forgot to mention that he also is an Oscar winning film maker and a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Let's give props where they are due."

He is in good company, then. George Lucas, like Gore, won an oscar for filming a depiction of an alternate universe where the actual laws of science do not apply.

And the reputation of the Nobel Prize is not worth much since Arafat got one.