The Jury Talks Back

2/25/2011

Promises, promises…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin M @ 8:43 am

LA Times headline today:

Gov. Jerry Brown tells legislators he will push for a $25-billion cut in California’s budget unless voters OK tax extension

Jerry Brown, testifying before the Legislature, says without more taxes he will insist on a budget that is balanced through spending cuts. He has said he does not want to borrow to close the gap.

“I want to make one thing clear,” Brown said. “… If we don’t get the tax extensions, I am not going to sign a budget [unless it is] an all-cuts budget.”

So, is this supposed to be a reason to vote FOR the tax increases?  And does anyone really believe that the legislature will go along?  The prospect of an all-Democrat government shutdown has my irony meter working overtime.

2/24/2011

I am not shocked…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 8:33 pm

Not even in the slightest…

This, as they say, really is the money quote:

A TSA spokeswoman confirmed that Diego Gonzalez was a TSA behavior detection officer

These people are in charge of finding people in the crowd who will receive added scrutiny.

These are the people we are told to trust, people who are highly trained and complete professionals.

We. Are. Fucked.

2/21/2011

Information about that place that has the bomber-guy

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 4:56 pm

I’m a geek.  As is fitting one of my geek-ness, I am a member at a website called RoosterTeeth.com.

They do all sorts of things, but are best known for the machinima web-series Red vs Blue (based upon Halo).  There are members from all over (even the fictional land known as Canada).

One of the members is from Trip, and he’s discovered that the L government, while blocking things like twitter and Facebook, aren’t blocking RoosterTeeth’s site, which allows for members of the site to post journals, pictures, and video.

So he’s doing that.

Because fuck them, that’s why.

Here’s the link to his profile, where you can see his entries.  Maybe you’ll have to sign up for a membership, I dunno.  It’s pretty straight-forward and simple. If you have to, do it. It’s worth it to read.

Note: All country/city names have been been shortened in the hopes that RT stays unblocked there for as long as possible.

2/16/2011

Yeah, you go do that

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 8:00 am

I’m sure this can only end well for Hamas…

I guess they have really short memories.

Dear Republicans

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 7:46 am

I swear to God, you people have been given the greatest gift with this budget.

You have been handed a chance to make actual cuts.  Do it.  You have a mandate from the election, so use it.

Don’t apologize. When you have to comment, say “Not only do we have an problem with deficit spending, but we also have a massive debt load. Cuts are required, and they are required everywhere.”

Change Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Freddie and Fannie.  Fix them. Accept no amendments that do not cut spending.

When the Senate attempts a change, every Republican needs to vote against it. Vote only for the budget the House passes. When the Senate manages to pass something different ANYWAYS, ignore it. Re-pass the House version, and send it back.

When Obama vetoes it, attempt to override.  Then when that fails, pass it again.  Keep sending it.  Do not negotiate.

If the Government has to be shut down, flood the media with people reminding everyone that the Democrats caused this, that they are the reason we did not have a budget at the end of the last Congress. Say that because they were unwilling to do their jobs, you have to take drastic steps.

Keep on it. Never let up, do not deviate from that point – Democrats willfully, knowingly opted to abstain from passing a budget.

Hammer them on this.

And with God as my fucking witness, if any of you assholes  propose or vote for a Continuing Resolution, I will personally raise an army to make sure you never make it past another primary again. You won’t even get elected to fucking dog-catcher.

2/12/2011

GOProud, RedState, and who I think the asshole is

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 6:29 pm

First, let me save you some suspense. The assholes are RedState, specifically Erick Erickson, Moe Lane, and pretty much all of them.

Now here’s the “why”.

Erick is all bent out of shape that those dirty gheys didn’t just go to CPAC, but that Christopher Barron (GOProud board chairman) would have the audacity to speak up in GOProud’s defense.

(side note: Go read the comments there.  The last ones about closing comments were especially awesome. Poor, poor Erick.)

You see, he dared to call Cleta Mitchell what she is – a bigot.

It is Erick’s contention that only people who opposed DADT’s repeal and who don’t want gay couples to have anything resembling the rights of married couples, in addition to the list of other things a conservative should believe in, can be called a Conservative.

I suspect that Erick also doesn’t like libertarians.  Just a hunch.

Did Barron have some harsh words for Pawlenty when the latter said that he thought it would be ”reasonable” to rescind funds for implementing ”Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal?

You bet he did, and good on him for having the courage to call out one of the beloved of the “We like people who can’t possibly win” club.

Look, assholes – I don’t give two fucks if you “approve” of the “gay lifestyle”. You aren’t being asked to live it, so it really isn’t any fucking concern of yours. They aren’t out there rapin’ everybody. They just want to live and work, and find someone who likes them. Maybe get some sex outta the deal.

How is any different from anybody else?

Many also would like the ability to have a recognized union with someone. Have some rights in probate court. Be able to make medical decisions for a loved one. Maybe get a tax break outta the deal.

Again, how is that different from anyone else?

Look, I’m long on record as being very much for civil unions. So long as you don’t use the “m” word, I’ll help you stump for votes.

Don’t think it should be a federal issue, mind you – it is and should remain an issue for each state to decide on their own.  But I’ll go to any state to help you get the vote out.

Apparently, that makes me “not good enough” for the likes of Erick Erickson.

To paraphrase a man: ‘Let me be fucking clear.”

Conservatives, Republicans, think very fucking carefully about how you act for the next 633 days. You have the choice as to whether the 6th of November 2012 looks like November 2nd 2010, or November 4th 2008.

Your actions will determine who the independents vote for. It is going to be your election to lose, and pulling that “No true Scotsman” bullshit is going to see you royally fucked.

Not that I give two shits. Your party is just as bad as the Democrats.  I haven’t voted FOR a Republican in nearly a decade. All I’ve been doing is voting against a Democrat.

So Erick, Moe, everyone at RedState?

Go fuck yourselves. You can keep your pure party.

I hope you enjoy returning to the minority, because that’s where you’ll end up if you keep this shit up.

[UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I disagree with the poster's thesis that Erick Erickson, Moe Lane, and "pretty much all" of the people at Red State are "assholes." In addition, I think Scott is over the top here, with the language especially. I don't think it contributes to his point; on the contrary, it detracts from it.

However, while I will ask Scott to watch his language in the future, I am not going to censor or disappear this post. It is what it is. Somewhere under all the profanity, Scott has an argument. It is not the most informed argument, as it refers to a woman as a "he." But in his own way, he is expressing a viewpoint that a segment out there agrees with, and I think it's appropriate to have that viewpoint registered. I wouldn't choose to have it expressed the way it has been. But the post has been up for a little while, and I'm not going to take it down -- though I did think it appropriate to register my disagreement with the way it is expressed here. -- Patterico]

[Further update by Scott - Awwww.  Did a couple of RedStaters e-mail ya, Patrick?

Jesus.  You miss one "s", and all of a sudden you're an uninformed boob.  "he" corrected to the proper "she".]

2/10/2011

Meghan McCain, you stupid bitch…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Scott Jacobs @ 11:52 pm

I have never hidden my dislike for Meggy Mac. I think she is a vapid, sorry excuse for a human being. Loathsome, even.

But this was excessive, even for her.

Now, she’s deleted that tweet, of course, because there’s no way she could even begin to defend it without sounding even dumber than she already does.

But it is telling that she can’t even beging to think about letting it stand.

She said it, after all. At some point, she obviously thought it was a smart thing to say. Why can’t she own it?

Meghan McCain, fuck you and the ignorant horse you rode in on.


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