Hey Freud!



“I am lost between the glory of Reagan — monuments everywhere, trumpets, the great hero — and the trials and tribulations of my sons.”

— Former President George H.W. Bush

Is there a term that’s sort of like the Oedipus Complex (kill the daddy and marry the mommy), but when the Dad wants to murder the children? Anyway, it might explain the bru-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha over Poppy’s biography that has upturned ¡JEB! The Smartest Bush® campaign, what with saying that Blam-Blam and Rummy commandeered Chimpy’s Reign of Error and turned it into a cluster-fuck of unimaginable, un, fuckery.

It seems like every week someone from The Bush Crime Family reveals something that ¡JEB! was not prepared to deal with. But I would think that even a noted former pot-head like ¡JEB! must have been aware that there was a book in the works. Or perhaps it is the case that with that family’s trademarked lack of curiosity he didn’t think to ask? Or is it the case that Poppy did not think about telling him what he was saying? (see my question to Freud, above)

I’m guessing it is a combo of both. Babs-the-Impaler’s family is nothing if not dysfunctional, but I think feral might be a better word.

There’s Gotta Be A Horse In Here Somewhere


The position of this blog is that the vast majority of Kenyan Usurper’s achievements really are the result of undoing the damage of Best Republican Preznint Ever Bill Clinton. From DADT, DOMA, to the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, and ending welfare as we know it, Obama has been the anti-Bill. And that’s a good thing.

So I’m not surprised, even a little, that there is no documentary evidence at all to support the claim that DOMA was a defensive measure to hold off something, well, worse. Simply put, that assertion made by Hillary Clinton to Rachel Maddow is pure spin and horse shit.

We knew at the time it was triangulation, and we know it today.

That said, I don’t blame Hillary for Bill’s record (sweet Jeebus, no!), but she should be defining her own position, not defending Bill’s.

I Didn’t Know That… (UPDATED)

ThinkProgress did snark.

Best. Sunday. Read. Ever.

UPDATE 1: But it gets better: let’s watch Jake Tapper kick ¡JEB! in the oompa-loompas:

UPDATE 2: ¡JEB!, who is not pathetic, is now fundraising off of Chimpy’s failure to protect us.

Manhattan to go apeshit in 3… 2…

¡JEB! The Smartest Bush® Speaks, Falls on Face

NotChimpy and Chimpy

NotChimpy and Chimpy

Is ¡JEB! The Smartest Bush® really this stupid?

¡JEB! only reminds us that his brother Chimpy was in charge before 9/11 and failed. But you know, Chimpy’s Reign of Error started on 9/12.

¡JEB! might as well have linked to the ad himself, as I found it right away on the first google search:

Some Fries With Your Stupid?

If I were Faith 2 Action’s notoriously nutty Janet Porter, I wouldn’t be bragging that I threw the election to Chimpy McStagger back in 2000, even through Divine intervention (though I suspect it was probably intervention of a different sort). It might make her an accomplice should he ever be brought to trial for his many crimes against humanity.

Your Claim Chowder Is Served

NotChimpy and Chimpy

NotChimpy and Chimpy

The Washington Examiner noticed the same thing we noticed:

“Quinnipiac pollsters asked respondents a simple, open-ended question: “What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?” Quinnipiac published a table of all the responses given five or more times. Here is the list of the top eight responses for Jeb, including the number of times people mentioned each particular word:

Bush — 136

family — 70

honest — 53

weak — 45

brother — 41

dynasty — 40

experience — 35

George — 28

By far, the first word that the most people thought of about Jeb Bush was not a word at all, but rather his last name. What’s the first thing you think of when you think about Jeb? Bush. And then the next most common response was “family.” And then “brother” and “dynasty” and “George.” When people see Jeb, they don’t think, this is an attractive candidate for president. They think “Bush.””

¡JEB! the Smartest Bush® done everything except renounce his citizenship (Hi Ted! Canada thanks you!) to disavow his family brand, and yet it keeps haunting him.

How Chimpy Makes Money

"Mine's smaller!"

“Mine’s smaller!”

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) breathlessly tells us:

On talk circuit, George W. Bush makes millions but few waves

Just the other day, weren’t they inferring something unsavory if not criminal about how Billary was doing something illicit by making money giving speeches?

“As critics over the years have chided Bill Clinton and also his wife for the industriousness with which they have pursued opportunities to get paid a lot of money in this manner, Bush, too, has been doing exactly what he said he would be doing.

“Since 2009, POLITICO has found, Bush has given at least 200 paid speeches and probably many more, typically pocketing $100,000 to $175,000 per appearance. The part-time work, which rarely requires more than an hour on stage, has earned him tens of millions of dollars.”

In all fairness, I would pay to see this war criminal stand on his hind legs and try to make a coherent sound come out of his booze hole—preferably just before sentencing him to life in the Hague—but then again I like to go see the weird stuff in the midways, too.

The Evening Quote

NotChimpy and Chimpy

NotChimpy and Chimpy

“This is hard for me to be honest with you. I have to do the Heisman on my brother that I love, you know? This is not something I’m comfortable doing. But I’m my own person. I have my own life experience, and I will be successful if I’m a candidate when I share my heart and I talk about what I’ve done as governor of the state, where I cut taxes, reduced the state government workforce by 11 percent, moved the state to a AAA bond rating.”

NotChimpy, the Smart Bush®

Oh. Doing the Heisman. I mean, as far as I can tell.

Home Is Where Their Hearts Aren’t

It's a fixer-upper with potential.

It’s a fixer-upper with potential.

Hey guys, remember that time during the Miracle of Chimpy’s Economy when the mostly un-regulated banks decided to abscond with most of the world’s money by creating exotic derivatives based on mortgages, and no one went to jail for it?

They’re doing it again, but instead of packaging up mortgages, they are buying the houses themselves and are creating derivatives based upon rent checks.

No company has bought more houses than the Blackstone Group, one of the world’s largest private equity firms. (Its many investments include Hilton Hotels, the Weather Channel, and SeaWorld. Among its institutional investors are Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and JPMorgan Chase.) Through its subsidiary, Invitation Homes, Blackstone has picked up houses through local brokers, at foreclosure auctions, and in bulk purchases. Last April, it bought 1,400 houses in Atlanta in a single day. In Phoenix, some neighborhoods have a Blackstone-owned home on just about every block. As of November, Blackstone had acquired 40,000 houses, most of them foreclosures, worth $7.5 billion. Today, it is the largest owner of single-family rental homes in the nation.”

“…Invitation Homes has described its strategy as “a bet on America.” Rather than pricing buyers out of the market, [Andrew Gallina, Invitation Homes’ vice president for marketing] says, the company is helping families who can’t get mortgages.”

So let me get this right: after destroying the housing market in the early 2000s, the Hedge Funders have bought up the houses themselves and in the process of buying up all these low-priced houses, they are forcing people into renting their properties, of which rent checks are then bundled into exotic derivatives, i.e., making bets that everyone will pay their rent on time.

What could possibly go wrong?

“But what if the security blows up? Investors could demand their collateral back, forcing renters out of their homes, even if they never missed a payment. “We could well end up in that situation where you get a lot of people getting evicted—not because the tenants have fallen behind, but because the landlords have fallen behind,” says [Dean Baker, an economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research].”

Jebbie Claps His Hands For Tinkerbell

That sound you hear is every accounting teacher throughout history hitting the floor, stone cold dead when The Smart Bush® endorsed Pixie Dust Accounting.

That is how you end up with a war off the books, and no domestic spending.