Commenters

On the KGW Channel 8 in Portland’s website there is a comment who recently started showing up in the comments section to various news stories. He is very good.

He writes in the style of the extreme left commenter but if you read his comments closely they resemble Frank J’s “In My World” series which is one of the great satirical series of the Internet.

For example, here is the comment he left on a story regarding the protests againsst Prop 8 in Portland.

Once again this site is overloaded with the Reich-Wing hate from the Judaic/Christian playbook sponsored by the RepubliKKKan monsters who were thankfully cashiered by the enlightened electorate on November 4th.

But then the joyous celebration stopped.

With the exception of Massachusetts and Connecticut, the rest of the country continues to elect the right people, but then does a 180 degree turn and rolls back the clock to the dark days of Jim Crow, Poll taxes, separate toilets and water fountains, and jingoistic patriotic Irving Berlin songs.

What will it take for these homophobic parasites to realize that marriage, as well as morality, is an individual choice fully recognized in our once beloved Constitution?

Only when we can stand proudly before the bar of United Nations approval,and realize that the institution of marriage,like every other racist and deluded idea held so highly by the Neo-Cons who regulate Christianity,is meant to be defined and shared among any person or group that wishes to partake,

If a transgendered person wants to marry him/herself- then who are these brutal Bush/Reagan plutocrats who dare attempt to force their bestial pious will on such a lovely person?

If three, four or eleven people regardless of sexual orientation, want to collectively marry each other, then the Newt Gingrich/Sean Hannity warped view of monogamy must stand aside and make room for the peaceful and beautiful future designed to be shared under the large and colorful rainbow tent of tolerance and diversity.

As I previously stated in other similar posts on this subject, the Courts of California once addressed this travesty by invalidating the RepubliKKKan forced ballot of 2000 where these myopic, merciless and bigoted citizens shamelessly voted 3-1 to cruelly define marriage as between one man and one woman.

I personally would think that such archaic and totalitarian ideas would have disappeared from our culture at the same time that JFK freed the slaves.

Now, covering itself again with disgrace, California, like their progressive brothers and sisters in Florida, pulled the lever once again to ban gay marriage and totally overturn what the Courts had once deemed unconstitutional.

Are we somehow to think that because the majority of voters choose something as immoral as banning gay marriage,that our courts are now rendered prostate and impotent?

It is the duty of the courts to legislate from the bench when the majority has clearly taken a pigheaded path that the members of the minority community don’t agree.

I can only continue to offer my daily chants to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in his retreat in far away Dharamsala, that he will provide the wisdom to President Obama to issue an Executive Order on January 20, 2009 which immediately terminates these notorious and discriminatory ballot measure such as we saw with California’s Measure 8.

What is really hilarious is how many other commenters take him at face value. It’s hard to satirze a bunch of nuts.

Here’s a link to his comments. I think Frank J ought to get him to write a column.

But…That Means…He Lied To Us

Ex-US candidate Edwards admits adulterous affair

Two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, whose wife is ill with incurable cancer, admitted Friday he had had an extramarital affair but denied fathering the woman’s baby.
Edwards, 54, apologized profusely for the affair, which he had repeatedly denied, and admitted that life on the campaign trail had made him “increasingly egocentric and narcissistic.”

The former candidate insisted that his liaison with the woman, identified by the media as 42-year-old filmmaker Rielle Hunter, lasted a short period of time in 2006, before he launched his second bid for the Democratic nomination.

“In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs,” Edwards said in a statement.

“I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness,” he said.

No problem. The Democrat faithful will rally around him and excuse his conduct. After all, his wife is supporting him and that means that he is sincere.

Right. Besides, nobody died, It was only about sex and besides Bush is the Anti-Christ.

But it makes me wonder what the reaction from the MSM would have been had he been successful in the primaries or had already been selected as a VP candidate.

Who’s Profiting From The “Global Warming” Scare?

I’m sure the first didn’t have anything to do with the second. Al wouldn’t take advantage of his position as AGW scarer-in-chief to soil his hands with filthy lucre? Would he?

Camco International Group, Inc. Named First-Ever Carbon Advisor For Democratic National Convention

DENVER – In a Convention first, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today selected Camco International Group, Inc. (Camco) as the Official Carbon Advisor for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to be held August 25-28 in Denver. The move further bolstered Convention organizers’ efforts to design waste out by applying sustainable planning principles to every decision in the lead-up to the Convention.

To help minimize the four-day event’s overall impact on the environment, Camco will be working with the DNCC during the coming months to measure the Convention’s carbon footprint, strengthen existing programs and make recommendations about how to minimize and/or offset the Convention’s carbon output.

“This 2008 Democratic National Convention will make history in so many ways – and our commitment to making this the ‘greenest’ Convention ever is no exception,” said Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC. “Camco, a world-renowned pioneer in the sustainability field, will help us make good on that goal by turning climate change liabilities into environmental assets.”

As the Official Carbon Advisor, Camco will work with the DNCC to estimate the Convention’s carbon footprint; quantify the greenhouse gas benefits of various environmental initiatives including waste reduction, energy efficiency and the use of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles; and advise on opportunities to offset the remaining emissions produced from hosting the Convention.

Green firm Camco gets Blood and Gore investment

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Generation Investment Management, an investor in green firms chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, has bought a 9.6 percent stake in UK-listed Camco International Ltd (CAMIN.L: Quote, Profile, Research), Camco said on Wednesday.

The stake is worth around 6.4 million pounds ($12.59 million) at Camco’s current price of 40 pence a share.

While Gore, a politician turned environmental activist chairs Generation Investment, David Blood, a former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, is managing partner of the firm, which was founded four years ago.

Camco identifies and develops greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. It also provides carbon and sustainable development consultancy services, including emissions assessment, carbon management and strategy and policy work, to companies and governments.

I wonder how Al’s profit margin compares with Exxon’s. Not that any news media would dare to ask.

Iranian Leader Expects U.S. Lose Influence With New President

Iran expects ‘different approach’ from next US leader: Ahmadenijad

“Whoever wins the elections, I’m sure that the United States will change, it will have a different approach,” the Iranian leader told the Italian daily La Repubblica.”The United States will have a reduced sphere of influence in the world,” he predicted

Dissing Bush OK, But Leave Democrats Alone

cbs2chicago.com – George Temporarily Removes Pfleger From St. Sabina

The Cardinal reportedly spoke to Pfleger again Tuesday morning.”I have asked Father Michael Pfleger, Pastor of St. Sabina’s Parish, to step back from his obligations there,” the Cardinal said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon, “and take leave for a couple of weeks from his pastoral duties, effective today.”

They are unhappy because of his remarks about Hillary. Calling Bush, McCain and Republicans racists is just fine. But don’t do it to Democrats. They’ll cry.

Damn It, Pfleger! Don’t Let Them Tape!

Primary Election blog – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sen. Barack Obama issued a statement this afternoon after a video tape emerged showing Father Michael Pfleger, a Roman Catholic priest, ‘speechifying’ from the pulpit of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.In the statement Obama said he was “deeply disappointed” in Pfleger after his sermon was captured on videotape showing the priest mocking Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and white people from the pulpit of Trinity, the home church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Sen. Obama.

But I’m sure that he has never heard Father Pfleger express such sentiments before.

There is no way that Obama will succumb to the urge to right historic racial wrongs when he is elected President. There is no way that he will allow such people as Rev Wright and Father Pfleger to influence his policies.

Wright….er….right?

Clinton’s The Victim Of Another Conspiracy?

Bill Clinton says wife is victim of a ‘cover up’

(CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton said that Democrats were more likely to lose in November if Hillary Clinton is not the nominee, and suggested some were trying to “push and pressure and bully” superdelegates to make up their minds prematurely.

So, that would make this a Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy?

Leading By Example

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AFP: Obama camp spies endgame in Oregon

Pitching his message to Oregon’s environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to “lead by example” on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.”We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK,” Obama said.

“That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen,” he added.

Obama Changes Everything

“Change” is the big buzzword in the Obama campaign. And it looks like “change” is what we’re going to get. One thing that has ‘changed’ is that it is apparently now unthinkable that Obama be subjected to the same vilification that Bush, Cheney and Republicans have been subjected to for the past seven plus years.

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The current craze for injecting the Nazis into political debate must end. – By Anne Applebaum – Slate Magazine

But the Nazis have been invoked in arguments over many other causes. In a speech explaining what “this Kosovo thing is all about,” Bill Clinton once justified his decision to bomb Serbia by asking, “What if someone had listened to Winston Churchill and stood up to Adolf Hitler earlier?” His secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, was also fond of telling reporters that “Munich is my mind-set,” meaning Europe’s decision to appease Hitler at Munich in 1938. In 2006, a British group opposed to national identity cards designed an ad that depicted Tony Blair as Hitler with a bar code in place of a mustache. Last spring, American feminist Naomi Wolf compared Hitler’s brownshirts, the thugs who smashed Jewish shops and murdered old men, with the “[g]roups of angry young Republican men, dressed in identical shirts and trousers” who “menaced poll workers counting the votes in Florida in 2000.” On Sunday, Al Gore told college seniors that fighting global warming was comparable to fighting fascism. And, of course, Saddam Hussein has been compared to Hitler many times, by many people, of many different political views.

As she notes, somewhat over evenhandedly, comparisons with Hitler have been made about both Democrats and Republicans.

But she does not go into the ad Hitlerum examples seen at every demonstration since the election of 1992. Protesters routinely display papermache puppets portraying Bush as Hitler. They hold up signs calling him Bushitler and promoting his killing. Dick Cheney gets no better treatment and sometimes even worse. Bush has been regularly referred to as “Chimpy” and pictures showing him as a ape are so routine at these demonstrations that they no longer merit a glance. Republicans are routinely labeled as “fascists” and “brownshirts”, though in actuality the demeanor of the protesters is closer the the ‘brownshirt’ methods than anything done by the administration.

But let the President make one speech comparing those who wish to “negotiate” with terrorists with the appeasers of the 1930s and the rules change.

Instantly, Barack Obama jumped up and declared that he resembled that remark and found it offensive. Neither Obama’s name or any group was named by the President, but I guess it is now offensive to make any remark that might be applied to Obama negatively, whether it was directed at him or not.

Almost instantly we have Anne Applebaum from the Washington Post making a case that comparisons with Hitler and Nazis should be off limits. They haven’t been since 2000, why should they be now?

Because they were (supposedly) directed at Obama and that cannot be tolerated.

Also, while it has been routine among Democrat supporters to refer to the President as “Chimpy” for the last seven years, that cannot be applied to Obama.

I wonder how many other things are going to be disallowed during an Obama administration? Are Jay Leno and David Letterman going to be allowed to make jokes about him? Is anyone going to be allowed to ridicule his policies?

For the entire Bush administration we have been told that “dissent is the highest form of patriotism”. What do want to bet that that one is going to change too.