Ann Coulter: Broken jaw-bone = “Shut the FÜ©# Up”!

Ann CoulterPage Six, of the NY Times is reporting that Ann Coulter has a broken jaw-bone. Taking a wee-bit of delight in the silence coming from one of the meanest and nastiest people from the Republican Party’s core they said:

THAT although we didn’t think it would be possible to silence Ann Coulter, the leggy reaction- ary broke her jaw and the mouth that roared has been wired shut . . .

The LA Times’ “The Envelope” couldn’t help themselves by giggling at the possibility the story is true and even floating the wonder on how her jaw came to be broken in the first place! In a piece titled ”
Ann Coulter’s jaw wired shut! We’re sooo sad….” they go on giggling like children by noting:

I know, I know. If the report is true, It’s almost as if our prayers have been answered.

Apparently it was broken, but by whom, no one seems to be sure. We could hazard a guess, but why throw roses yet.

The blogosphere is already aquiver over the idea of a forced Coulter Moment of Silence.

Finally, the Right Wing Barbie Doll has to shut up.

With a broken jaw, her mouth has been wired shut. I can only assume they’ve shut her up so that she now looks like this:

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Coulter’s personal blog hasn’t been updated since November 19th, less than a full-week. …Some bizarre entry called “Genious, Thy Name is Obama” where she bitches and whines about stupid crap like the rest of the Rabid Right blogosphere. Example:

I don’t recall the media swooning when President George W. Bush reached out to rivals, such as Sen. Teddy Kennedy, who was asked to co-write Bush’s education bill. In fact, the way I remember it, Bush is liberals’ most hated president ever (only because they can’t remember George Washington or they’d hate him, too).

Yeah, it’s a stretch, I know….Comparing GWB with GW (Potomic River) within the same paragraph – Stupid.

Name-dropping a political Liberal “Ted Kennedy” who has brain-cancer into the same ridiculous train of thought? …Why, that’s just priceless!

Meanwhile, we’ll all enjoy the silence.

Genious At Work

Sorry – I just couldn’t help myself… genius-at-worx
There was a story, a few months ago, where the good folks in the San Francisco area had a local (human) water treatment plant to be officially named “George W. Bush Sewage Plant“.

The recent elections revealed the true Oddity: Californians voted against renaming their shit-stool after GW Bush and yet they favored hate legislation on Proposition 8: Allowing gay folks to marry their life-partners..

Genious At Work, indeed!

Boredom…

I’m downloading…

My blog engine (WordPress.org) allows me to download the original source code to the file server of my choice, provided I install a few pieces of support software. Since that software is free and open sourced, I’m downloading as I type and I’ve decided to give it a try.

I have my own file server, a half-dozen work stations littered around the place, and I’m tired of letting the WordPress folks nag me about file-space allotments and the cumbersome archiving of my persistent recycling of previously used graphics.

Oh wait… Excuse me for a second…

Umm — Look at this great photo for a second! I have to check on something.

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The truth of the matter is simple: I can contain my blog locally on my own server and re-direct the Internet traffic directly to it with relative simplicity.

Currently, my blog address is “www.fruitfly.wordpress.com” and I’m uploading graphics and blog entries to someone else’s administration (back-up systems, viruses, spam, nuisance scripts, etc) .

Why?

I’ve already contacted GoDaddy and registered “thefruitfly.net” and paid for the domain name.

www.fruitfly.wordpress.com
vs
www.thefruitfly.net

The logic here is simple; I can export everything from the WordPress file servers directly to my own server as well as redirect the WordPress engine to my server for those who are accustomed to reading my blog on the former address with very little difficulty.

It’s late and Larry King has just announce that President-elect Barack Obama has offered Janet Napolitano (D-AZ) has his Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security.

Now that’s been completed, I’ll have to configure the setup files on WordPress (locally) and then set that engine to run. Now I have to have GoDaddy point internet traffic looking for “www.thefruitfly.net” to me here at my server, and then migrate three years worth of FruitFly blogs, images and files to my server here locally.

…Piece of cake. <- sarcasm…SARCASM!!!

I wanted to run up to the family cabin this weekend to take a horribly overdue break from our lives last week. My husband partner wanted to postpone it until this coming weekend. Now he’s gone noddles and he doesn’t want to go this weekend either. Maybe I’ll stay home and work on this for the weekend.

Drill Baby, Drill..! Let’s begin in Utah!!

Let’s just cut to the chase and see what the Weasel-Meter looks like when it’s pointed at GW Bush…

From AP – Yahoo News:

Late on Election Day, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced a Dec. 19 auction of more than 50,000 acres of oil and gas parcels alongside or within view of Arches National Park and two other redrock national parks in Utah: Dinosaur and Canyonlands.

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Arches National Park appears on the Utah license plates…

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Now it will be surrounded by oil rigs within a four mile radius.

But it gets worse: Nobody bothered to tell the National Park Service.

The National Park Service’s top official in the state calls it “shocking and disturbing” and says his agency wasn’t properly notified. Environmentalists call it a “fire sale” for the oil and gas industry by a departing administration.

“We find it shocking and disturbing,” said Cordell Roy, the chief Park Service administrator in Utah. “They added 51,000 acres of tracts near Arches, Dinosaur and Canyonlands without telling us about it. That’s 40 tracts within four miles of these parks.”

Derk Kempthorn, Bush’s (Cabinet) Secretary on the Department of the Interior all claims life is grand between the two agencies. Yet, the Bureau of Land Management continues to patronize the National Park Service with snot like this:

“I’m puzzled the Park Service has been as upset as they are,” said Sierra.

“There are already many parcels leased around the parks. It’s not like they’ve never been leased,” she said. “I don’t see it as something we are doing to undermine the Park Service.”

While the country is visiting the voting booths voting for their next President of the United States, current President George W Bush was busy laying out plans to shit all over Utah by holding auctions to sell off the land including their most cherished an scenic National Parks.

I wonder if the good folks in Utah are chanting “Drill Baby, Drill!” as much as they were just a few months ago when they were here in St Paul?!? They probably figured Californians and those Floridians would be first and they simply chanted louder than everybody else that night….

DRILL BABY!! DRILL!

Into the Political Wilderness…

My favorite Republican propagandist, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, has an interesting piece in today’s Opinion section by prominent Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Robert M. Bostock. Titled “Republicans fail to hold the center“, it’s the sub-title that has the larger messasge: “The party is locked in the grip of fundamentalists, and it’s in denial about that.”

Four years ago, in the week after the 2004 presidential election, we were working furiously to put the finishing touches on the book we coauthored, “It’s My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America.”

Our central thesis was simple: The Republican Party had been taken hostage by “social fundamentalists,” the people who base their votes on such social issues as abortion, gay rights and stem-cell research. Unless the GOP freed itself from their grip, we argued, it would so alienate itself from the broad center of the American electorate that it would become increasingly marginalized and find itself out of power.

Now I know nothing about this book they claim they wrote. Flatly put; “If it came from Republican activists from within their own party, I have very little interest in reading it.” Close minded? Perhaps, but our society has been drowning in Republican ideologue, philosophy and nabobs wagging their fingers at television cameras. Why bother giving them money by buying a book that more than likely will tell me what I already know: “Liberals” = “Bad”, “War on Christmas” = “Fox News”, “Karl Rove” = “Boy Genius”.
But this piece has substance. The authors points out their caution to the Republican Party’s focus on the evangelical voter and essentially kicked out the social moderates.

At the time, this idea was roundly attacked by many who were convinced that holding on to the “base” at all costs was the way to go. A former speechwriter for President Bush, Matthew Scully, who went on to work for the McCain campaign this year, called the book “airy blather” and said its argument fell somewhere between “insufferable snobbery” and “complete cluelessness.” Gary Bauer suggested that the book sounded as if it came from a “Michael Moore radical.” The National Review said its warnings were “at best, counterintuitive,” and Ann Coulter said the book was “based on conventional wisdom that is now known to be false.”

Wow! Ann Coulter was wrong on something?! I always thought she was never wrong on anything! Like, when she couldn’t talk about John Edwards “because you have to go into rehab if you use the word “faggot“, I was actually disappointed when it was revealed he was screwing some woman in a hotel room! Coulter wasn’t wrong, you see. She was just, ummm…Ahh…. Lemme get back to you on that.

The piece throws out some interesting facts:

  1. In seven of the nine states that switched this year from Republican to Democratic, Obama’s vote total exceeded the total won by Bush four years ago. So even if McCain had equaled the president’s numbers from 2004 (and he did not), he still would have lost in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Virginia (81 total electoral votes) — and would have lost the election. McCain didn’t lose those states because he failed to hold the base. He lost them because Obama broadened his base.
  2. Nor did the Republican ticket lose because “values voters” stayed home. On the contrary, according to exit polls, such voters made up a larger proportion of the electorate this year than in 2004 — 26 percent, up from 23 percent. Extrapolating from those data, McCain actually won more votes from self-identified white evangelical/born-again voters than Bush did four years ago — 1.8 million more. But that was not enough to offset the loss of so many moderates.
  3. In the wake of the Democrats’ landslide victory, …many in the GOP are arguing that John McCain was defeated because the social fundamentalists wouldn’t support him. They seem to be suffering from a political strain of Stockholm syndrome. They are identifying with the interests of their political captors and ignoring the views of the larger electorate. This has cost the Republican Party the votes of millions of people who don’t find a willingness to acquiesce to hostage-takers a positive trait in potential leaders.
  4. Unless the Republican Party ends its self-imposed captivity to social fundamentalists, it will spend a long time in the political wilderness. On Nov. 4, the American people very clearly rejected the politics of demonization and division. It’s long past time for the GOP to do the same.

This last point was bulleted by Colin Powell’s endorsement of Barack Obama on Meet The Press. Powell complained that the Republican Party wasn’t working to be inclusive of social moderates.

To that endorsement as well as Powell’s complaint about the GOP:

Rush Limbaugh:

“Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race… OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I’ll let you know what I come up with.”

Pat Buchanan:

“Alright, we gotta ask a question,” he declared on MSNBC, “look would Colin Powell be endorsing Obama if he were a white liberal Democrat…”

George F. Will:

And I think this adds to my calculation — this is very hard to measure — but it seems to me if we had the tools to measure we’d find that Barack Obama gets two votes because he’s black for every one he loses because he’s black because so much of this country is so eager, a, to feel good about itself by doing this, but more than that to put paid to the whole Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson game of political rhetoric.”

Dan Billings, a prominent Republican and attorney from Maine, went out on a limb:

“If Obama was a white man, Powell would not have made the endorsement.”

When Colin Powell endorsed Obama, the GOP played the racism card, proving their own snobbery and elitism.

To the Goof-Ball Citizenry of the GOP:

Welcome to the Wilderness!

Gay rights needs to be included in the Republican Party, whether they like it or not. Duh! Abortion rights needs to be included in the Republican Party, whether they like it or not! (Continual picking on South Dakota doesn’t seem to be effective – Duh!) Equal pay for women needs to be included in the Republican Party. Duh! Stop shipping jobs to India, Mexico and Canada. Duh! Universal health care with no strings attached! Duh!

But they won’t.

Their party platform has become a blank-slate.

  • Reaganomics is dead. Believing in Reagan’s theory “The Government Isn’t Party of the Problem, The Government Is the Problem!” cost the American people collapsed bridges in Minneapolis, radiator fluid in toothpaste and lead paint on children’s toys.
  • Their political tactic of “Divide and Fear” is dead. What was extremely effective in the 2004 re-election of George W., fell horribly this time around. Their fear mongering this time around was almost comical.
  • The “Family Values” ideology is dead. Playing that card with Obama and his family along with Joe Biden and his family compared to John McCain disgusting story about adultery and his second wife and Sarah Palin’s own illicit affair just didn’t add up.
  • “Deregulation and a “Free Market” system” is dead. When John McCain’s senior level adviser, former Senator Phil Gramm, wrote the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act in 1999, the last and most notorious banking deregulation laws, has cost the American taxpayer $700 Billion.

Put simply: The Republican Party is dead.

Finally.

But I’m not one to gloat.

Well..maybe just a little bit.

President-elect Obama’s First Public Democratic Address – via YouTube

This guy is going to be beyond all of our imaginations combined. Not to sound like a thirteen year old girl at an Ashley Simpson concert sans the training bra – – This was a brilliant move (courtesy RawStory):

Obama gets the “Political Blogger-Junkie Fix” award: “Put it out there front and center, and let the cheddar decide what to do with it.”

Wow!

I used to think it was impressive that Nancy Pilosi managed to kick off a blog of her own as Speaker of the House called “The Gavel“. But if President-elect Obama has his sights set on regular YouTube vid-clips as he tip-toes through the next four years, I can only imagine the possibilities, …sans the imagination.

As a professional community organizer and as a Harvard Ph.D Constitutional Law professor from the University of Chicago –

This guy is going to rock our world…Big Time.

I’m very impressed.

WOW!

American Family Association’s “Burning Cross” for Christmas

Sometimes I don’t think they really get it. They’re really that stupid. Then there are those times where I think they really do get it – but they’re just that twisted to go ahead with it anyway.

John Aravosis of AmericaBlog found this from the uber-Homo Hater group the American Family Association who’s advertising for what they think would be a beautiful way to show your love of Christ and Christmas…

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There’s nothing like showing the love of God with a burning cross in your front yard!!

What’s wrong with these people?!

They’re selling a “Christmas Cross” made out of pretty lights in order to make a statement! But what kind of statement is that?

Folks driving by see this house – what kind of conversation are they having about it?!

“Oh look Honey..? There’s that house where that nice African-American family moved into last Thursday… I wonder if they’re celebrating Kwanzaa this year…

Oh dear — Who lit a burning cross in their front yard”?!

Or perhaps it’s a little less subtle…

“Oh Honey! Do you remember me telling you about that beautiful gold menorah we had at the shop last week?! Well, Mrs. Goldstein came by yesterday and bought it for their family Hanukkah!! Isn’t that great?! …I wonder if she’ll need candles for it. Oh my Gawd!!

Who lit a burning cross in front of the Goldstein’s house?!!”

Or a gay slant…

“Honey! Did I tell you Robert and James invited us to their annual Christmas Ball this year? Isn’t that exciting?! You always get a kick out of Robert and his impersonation…. Oh dear God! What have they got out in front of their house?! Are they trying to land a plane with that thing?!

Which girlfriend decided on a burning cross in the front lawn?!?!”

Like I said: “Sometimes I don’t think they really get it. They’re really that stupid. Then there are those times where I think they really do get it – but they’re just that twisted to go ahead with it anyway.”

We need to start up an Ad Counsel message that says; “The More You Know: Letting your friends join the American Family Association only leads to crazy weird bullshit in their front yard: Like this burning cross!”

…Maybe get Brooke Shields, Dakota Fanning or Courteney Cox to do it…