I interrupt my usual ranting for an update. My friend Mike’s new book is out! I’ve been waiting a while for this one, mostly because I read the ideas for the original a loooooooooong time ago, and now it’s here!
So cool thing is, you can get your advance order in. Not only that, but Mike will sign it.
We are taking advance orders for signed copies of his upcoming novel, Rogue. There will not be an in-store autographing; the books will be shipped to us pre-signed. Sorry, no inscriptions or personalizations are possible. There will be a limited number of signed copies; to ensure availability, please order no later than Saturday, April 30th. Your credit card will not be charged until your order is ready to ship (the book is expected to arrive around September 6th).
Go. Get. Read. Now. Go.
Outfielder Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs dashes between two men in the Dodger Stadium outfield in Los Angeles, in this April 25, 1976 photo, snatching an American flag the men were about to burn. In honor of the 30th anniversary of his saving the American flag, Monday will be honored Tuesday with a video tribute at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
By Jim Roark, Los Angeles Herald Examiner via AP
While it’s too early to speculate about the success or failure of Gary Johnson’s presidential bid – after all, you never know – something explosive could happen – I will say that from what I heard so far, there’s no one else I would support for the GOP nomination next year.
Many of you will read this and go, “Who?”
That’s probably his biggest obstacle to getting the nomination. This society – as a whole – is too apathetic to vote for anyone that is not mainstream and who hasn’t been a part of the Good Ole Boys network, and too stupid to see that we need an actual fiscal conservative in the White House with a set of big, bad, brass balls that would put a stop to the politics-as-usual bullshit we’ve been seeing in Washington for the past several decades – not someone who they perceive is “electable.”
Let me tell you something, people. Anyone is electable if the electorate has the integrity and the courage to choose them over the establishment. And Gary Johnson has imminently broad appeal.
I can’t believe I’m even linking to an article from the Daily Kos, but it’s a straightforward account of why Gary Johnson could pose a huge threat to Zero, from someone who lived in New Mexico during Johnson’s tenure as governor.
As governor, Johnson was a strong fiscal conservative, and a social moderate. He had broad appeal, even amongst centrist Democrats, many of whom crossed party lines and voted for him. He was laid back. He shunned the Governor’s mansion and the entourage which were a hallmark of Bill Richardson’s tenure as governor of New Mexico. In fact, on a Sunday, more often than not you could find the Gov sitting at a table at Bagelmania in Downtown Santa Fe, reading the paper and having breakfast with his wife. He took the time to say hello, and even asked about your kids.
That belies the toughness with which he ran the ship of state in New Mexico. The legislature there only meets for a few weeks each year. Johnson routinely used his veto powers to threaten the legislature into coming to terms with tough issues when the partisanship fractured the Round House.
National political analysts still mislabel Johnson as your Dr. Paul fringe candidate. True, Johnson has been an advocate over the last year for the legalization of Marijuana, a controversial stance which even President Obama has shied away from, which definitely alienates him from many in the fundamentalist religious base of the national GOP. It does, however, open the door for him with many liberals who are dissatisfied with Mr. Obama, and many independent voters, and he approaches the issue from a tax-dollars bottom line, which might even find a few libertarian and fiscal conservative adherents.
That’s right. You hear that? STRONG FISCAL CONSERVATIVE. He’s not fringe. He’s an executive. He knows how to run a strong fiscal ship, and he’s not afraid to take on the sacred cows of spending – entitlements.
To be sure, I don’t agree with Mr. Johnson on every single issue. I think he still has much to learn about immigration policy and national security, but from what I’ve seen of him – and I’ve seen him speak several times now – he’s willing to listen and to adjust. And that’s something that none of the other morons currently in the running are willing or able to do, because they’re so stuck to the GOP brand.
Personally, I’m sick and tired of the giant sucking sound coming from each of the current GOP lot “considering” a run. Stop forming an exploratory committee. Stop sitting on the fence about spending. You either want to be President, or you don’t. You either want to cut spending, or you don’t. Funding your pet religious and moral causes is no different than funding those of the Democrats.
I dare you. Do some research on Gary Johnson, and find out why he could pose a serious threat to a second Zero term!
Apparently the Koran burning 15 minutes of fame didn’t last long enough for Terry Jones.
Just when you thought this moron has gone home to his petite band of extremists, he’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack in the news – like a stubborn case of herpes.
This time it’s because he had a negligent discharge…. NOT the kind you perverts think! Although, he was in his car, with one of his… um… flock.
Controversial Pastor Terry Jones accidentally fired his .40-caliber handgun while he was at a Southfield television studio Thursday night, according to police.
The outspoken pastor, 59, of Gainesville, Fla., was getting in the passenger side of his car at 11:10 p.m. after an interview when the Taurus handgun went off, sending a bullet into the floorboard, Southfield Police Lt. Nick Loussia said today.
Bad judgment and lack of positive control of his firearm. Terrific.
He was probably upset his little stunt with the Koran evaporated too quickly. Had to do SOMETHING to keep the attention, didn’t he?
There’s been a lot of outrage on the Intertubez lately about a foul screed about Sarah Palin’s son Trig penned by a dickless wonder at Wonkette named Jack Stuef. I’m not linking to Wonkette, to Stuef or to the outrage.
No need to repeat the indignity. No need to reprint a merciless, twisted, sociopathic attack on a child who had the misfortune of being born with Down’s Syndrome. I can only hope that if Stuef ever actually gets the opportunity to stick his puny excuse for a dick into a woman, that the leavings wind up in a dirty, slimy spot on the sheets. The thought of that lard-laden shitsack reproducing scares even me.
Although, judging by his photo, this fat fuck has about as much chance of getting laid as an ostrich egg by a chihuahua.
Perhaps if he actually left his mother’s basement, changed his shit-stained, ripped boxers, stopped eating frozen moonpies from mommy’s fridge and found better means of communication than abusing a disabled baby, he might actually have a chance of sticking his organ in something other than a pocket pussy, but I doubt that will ever happen.
In any case, this post isn’t about him.
Apparently, outrage has been so strong about Stuef’s attack on a defenseless child, that advertisers have begun pulling their dollars from Wonkette.
Papa John’s, Vanguard, and Huggies all announced today that they will be dropping their advertisements from Wonkette.
“Thank you for alerting us to this. We’ve taken step to make sure our advertising doesn’t appear on that site in the future,” tweeted Papa John’s Pizza’s corporate twitter account.
Wonkette shot back at Papa John’s, tweeting, “We beat up on Sarah Palin’s craven use of her son as a POLITICAL PROP. Child protective services should take Trig away.”
In another tweet, Wonkette called on consumers to boycott Papa John’s.
That’s the beauty of the free market. Advertisers can look at the content and decide for themselves if they want to be associated with the type of slime Wonkette’s Fucktarded, Feeble-minded, Fuckwit has vomited forth in an effort to be oh-so witty. And while the troglodytes at Wonkette have pulled the offensive post, likely finally realizing that their readers don’t constitute enough buying power to make a dent in Papa John’s profit margin if they boycotted it, don’t have enough collective brains to actually invest in Vanguard (likely thinking the nanny state will take care of all their needs when they finally leave their parents’ house to venture out on their own and discover they have no marketable skills other than sitting on the couch and eating potato chips), and wouldn’t purchase diapers, because that would imply they actually fucked something of the opposite sex at some point in their lives, their so-called apology is anything but sincere.
A post on this page satirizing Sarah Palin using her baby as a political prop was very badly done and sounded like the author was mocking the child and not just Sarah Palin/Sarah Palin’s followers.
The writer, Jack Stuef, has apologized for it. And we have decided to remove the post as requested by some people who have nothing to do with Sarah Palin, but who do have an interest in the cause of special needs children. We apologize for the poor comedic judgment.
Yes, let’s make sure we make it clear that we wouldn’t remove an offensive piece of putrid vomit such as this just for the sake of the parents, because after all, they’re conservatives, and therefore deserve to have their kid beaten like a fucking pinata.
Let’s make sure that we mollify our vapid horde of frothing followers by clarifying that our removal of this offensive post was prompted by people who actually give a fuck about disabled kids (instead of ones who chose to actually give one a chance at life).
I doubt this will help Wonkette’s bleeding advertiser situation, because people who plop lots of cash down to promote their products know a FAIL when they see it.
And that’s why the Drooling Ignorami of Libtardia hate the free market. It won’t allow them to make complete douchebags of themselves with impunity.
Including Kodak, Coca Cola, Ford and others.
Karma is a bitch, eh Wonkette?