If by Demon, I mean that funny devil Jurassic Pork, who once again has the solid-gold snarkitude to present The Assclowns of the Week.
He’s in fundraising mode (all the cool kids are having fundraisers this week), so if you have some spare coin donating it to him would be “very,” as Heather Chandler once said.
Charlie Pierce has a write-up on the long and storied history of rat-fucking, which is quite literally where we are today.
There are two basic philosophical foundation stones to ratfucking. The first is that political sabotage for its own sake is a worthy enough goal. There doesn’t necessarily have to be an obvious purpose or obvious logic behind it. Everything is simply tactics. Those tactics either work or they don’t. To believe this, of course, one must first believe that all politics is a essentially a zero-sum game of power; you win and the other guy loses. Who rules? Period. One cannot for a moment contemplate the notion that politics — and therefore, government — has anything to do with the public good. I trust I don’t have to spell out the parallels between this elemental basis of ratfucking and what the Republicans are about in their current campaign of vandalism. This has now entered a time in which we are seeing sabotage for sabotage’s own sake. Remember, the conservative rump faction has brought this shutdown upon the country because its members refuse to agree to a federal budget that contains lower discretionary spending than even Paul Ryan contemplated. That’s because now — as Congressman Marlin Stutzman pointed out clearly yesterday — this isn’t about the budget, or even about economics, it’s about who wins and who loses. It’s about whether or not John Boehner, the castrato Speaker Of The House, can keep his job. The public, as was said during our previous Gilded Age, be damned.
There’s so much good writing in that quote, and the rest of the article carries on in that vein. I had been working on a long piece along those lines, but this is the Ur Text. Go read it.
Our good pal Jurassic Pork at the infamous Welcome Back To Pottersville has revived one of his best long-standing features, the Assclowns of the Week. And tonight’s triumphant return edition is a rip-snorting good time.
Go read it. That’s an order.
And if you have a spare coin or two (and I’d like to know who does these days), considering tossing it in the hat over there. We should encourage JP to keep up the good work and return the ACOTW to being a recurring feature. We need this sort of writing on the web.
…he has Risen:
[When we last left TBogg, somewhere on the internet far faraway, he was taking a powder/hanging up his spurs/blowing this podunk town/and taking off for parts unknown, just like Taylor (grim-faced, bronze-chested, packing heat) in Planet Of The Apes, saddling up to see “… what’s out there”. What did TBogg find? His destiny? A madhouse? 20-piece McNugget’s for only $4.99? Let’s see what happened, ‘kay?]
Well … that was certainly boring and unpleasant.
I swear by all that is Holy [by which we mean: Shakira’s ass] that I was going to walk away from this thing that happens on the internet, if not forever, at least until October-ish of next year when the elections rolled around. On the advice of the Lovely & Talented Casey I went ahead an registered a domain name (see above), which I had been kicking around for about seven years or so, in anticipation of maybe making a comeback just like Brett Favre. But without the dick pics because, I have standards. But then things happened…
Yup. Tbogg is back and writing at Raw Story.
Today on the Crooks and Liars’ Mike’s Blog Round-up, I linked to Man Boobz, who has a wonderful take down on a sexist, misogynist rant.
Anyway, one of his readers did a dramatic reading of the sexist, misogynist rant, and so without further a-do, here is (NSFW):
My Seed is Liquid Fucking Gold
I laughed until I cried.
From the Tip Jar this morning. The artist, Loren “is a passionate, curious Woodcutter/Writer living in Hollywood with a love for movies, music and old Los Angeles.”
Loren blogs at Woodcutting Fool. I believe that she sells prints, too, if you are so inclined.
The Cunning Runt needs an agent and a show. Here’s your chance to make a fortune representing him.
(Little Bang Theory)
I keep asking why it is that The Cunning Runt does not have a gallery show?
Anyway, please visit his wonnerful Little Bang Theory to see more. And please encourage him to seek out galleries. Dude has an eye. (And a left cheek. Keep looking. Hubba-hubba!)
…brought to us by The Cunning Runt:
I keep telling you: make Little Bang Theory a part of your daily blog meanderings. You won’t be sorry. I guarantee it!
Mooselini has something to say over at The Magpie.
Yes, she refudiates the false accusation of the NAACP saying that Teabagging is racist and wants the half-white, half-black president to do so, too. (Hat tip: Watertiger)