"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." The Statue of Liberty (P.S. Please be so kind as to enter through the proper channels and in an orderly fashion)

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wow! A Twofer!

Air America Goes Off the Air


Air America Radio is shutting down its operations after company files for bankruptcy.

Air America Radio, a progressive radio network that once aired commentary from Al Franken and Rachel Maddow, said Thursday it is shutting down immediately.

The company founded in April 2004 said it ceased airing new programs Thursday afternoon and will soon file to be liquidated under Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It began broadcasting reruns of programs and would end those as well Monday night.

Air America said 10 consecutive quarters of declining ad revenue and the difficulty of making money on the Internet contributed to its financial woes.

"The very difficult economic environment has had a significant impact on Air America's business. This past year has seen a `perfect storm' in the media industry generally," the company said in a statement on its Web site.

Yes. "Generally." Just ask Limbaugh!

According to a story covered by the Drudge Report, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has signed a record-breaking deal to keep his program on the air through 2016. The total value of the deal is said to be over $400 million, including a nine-figure signing bonus.


"This election is about the importance of not just winning, but breaking their backs and crushing their spirits."


"This isn't about winning. It's about destroying the conservative movement, and their dangerous incompetence has given us an historic opportunity to deliver a killing blow."

Encore (and up another notch):

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

P.S. For The Stankeys:



Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Night of the Living Dead

fj asked:

"I wonder how many dead people the ACORN Democrats registered to vote this past MLK weekend..."

I thought he was kidding.

But I guess the dead really want healthcare, too.

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Kiss Of Death

The Change

Not too long ago, Candidate Obama ran on a platform of "Hope & Change" that denounced the Bush War on Terror protocols that kept us safe for seven years, including the Patriot Act, phone taps and intercepts, renditioning, military tribunals, Predator drone attacks, offensive campaigns in Afghanistan, and the Bush-Petraeus timetable for Iraq.

All of those were smeared by his antiwar base of support as "criminal," "un-Constitutional," "dictatorial," "murderous," part of an imperial, "Neocon"/Zionist agenda, and/or executed for the purpose of seizing the Iraqi oil wells and/or for personally exacting revenge for the 1993 assassination attempt on Poppy Bush 41, and, of course, "Impeachable."

But a President Obama has sagely--and shamelessly--decided that all of that--the wiretapping, intercepting, renditioning, military tribunals, Predator drone attacks, offensive campaigns in Afghanistan, and the Bush-Petraeus timetable for Iraq--are--"To be perfectly clear," and "Make no mistake about it"--suddenly the right things to do.

And yes, as he declared last week, we are, in fact, at war. A real war. With terrorists.

What happened?

What about "Change"?

Here's what happened, and here's The Change:


Here's why:


And ouch. That's gotta hurt.

That's what they say is the outcome of bad karma. What goes around, comes around. The piper must be paid. The devil must get his due.

And after eight years of the accumulation of bad karma, and Obama willfully using it all for his benefit, benefitting by the vicious attacks on an honorable man, and becoming empowered primarily by lies and hate cloaked in the euphemisms of Hope & Change, his unapologetic adoption--and even expansion-- of the very policies that he was elected to quickly reverse and undo--as promised--is bad enough (not for the country, of course, but for his own credibility and of his party's), but is just a warm up for what lies ahead.

Just watch karma turn up the heat in Massachusetts tomorrow.