Astounding News of the Obvious

American’s boycott of Cuba hasn’t worked!

Shocking information, I know. When will America’s new(ish) president stop stating the completely obvious? Thank goodness NBC’s chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd was on the scene (as evidenced by his casual attire and the luxury cruise liner parked in the background), apparently suffering from travel fatigue and an overwhelming sense of impending ennui at the deathly boring notion of Latin American leaders giving the U.S. president some “history lesson of sorts” before the onset of stultifyingly dull “plenary sessions” that will surely be ignored by all human life on planet Earth…

Hmmm. Maybe this is the kind of eye-glazing information the Latin American leaders wanted to convey in the “symbolic gesture” of Chavez’s literary gift:

Dooche-tastic!

Note: For reasons unknown, the video has been “removed by the user” since this was posted.

You know, some days you’ve just got to be amazed at the galling douchebaggery of Conservatives. Witness this latest attack video from ToryBoy1 (not to be confused with ToryBoy69):

Freeze-frame at 20 seconds in and you get this:

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Actually the screen-cap for the video, funnily enough.

Now, you might at first glance think this was ripped from a news story, or at the very least an editorial, by the Kingston Whig Standard, right? Wrong. In fact, it turns out to be nothing more than a Letter to the Editor from a Mr. Glen Parker, a legionnaire who resides in Gananoque, Ontario (apparently).

Mr. Parker is a rather frequent letter writer, having mailed off other epistles to the local Kingston paper, as well as the Toronto Star telling people to quit whining and asking their government for assistance when they get in legal trouble overseas and warning of the dangers that might befall the country if the “looney left” (his quotes) “gets its hands on the purse-strings” of the nation.

Keep up the terrific work “Tory Boy”!

A Taxonomy of Barnacles

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Attention 98% of people: You’re not “average”! At least not according to Bloggin’ Tory “Hunter” (aka “Hunter of Votes” on YouTube). No, according to “Hunter” (who, completely oblivious to irony, has adopted Elmer Fudd — the hapless, deeply retarded, gun-crazy, constantly thwarted bunny shooter — as her personal avatar) the generously estimated 2% of people that turned out this week at numerous taxpayer-funded public parks across America to join in “grassroots” protests heavily promoted by Fox News and various right-wing lobbyists to express their muddled, inchoate rage at “big government” and the Federal Reserve Bank (amongst other things) are the AVERAGE people.

The rest of you 98% of people simply going about your business, productively contributing to the eonomy, who quite naturally think your tax burden is irksome but generally not altogether unreasonable, simply don’t count — unless that is you decide by the millions to protest against waging an illegal war in a different hemisphere or speak out for or against environmental policies, in which case, you’re nothing more than “lefty” scum:

Most protests are lefty special interest groups that the mainstream voters could care less about, and mainly serve to promote lefty ideals, not necessarily what the average taxpayer cares about.

Of course, when “Hunter” and her furious ilk of perpetually aggrieved victims, income-sucking parasites, and ever-persecuted cultural martyrs get riled up about anything that ticks them off, that’s not a “special interest” or a marginal fringe group of nutty loons, deadbeats, and extremists… No siree! That’s the “mainstream” — because, you see, this is the way things work in the alter-world of narcissistic kooks like “Hunter” and other ignorant retards.

Another Tiresome Wingnut “Outrage”

If pseudo-cons want to continue marginalizing themselves into complete irrelevancy, they’re going about it precisely the right way with petulant hissy fits like today’s indignant outburst from the perpetually aggrieved wankers at Power Line claiming to be deeply “embarrassed” by President Obama engaging in civil diplomatic gestures at the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad.

By the way, it has to be said that Stephen Harper has always had a very pragmatic, fairly realistic approach to relations with Cuba and Latin America, long pre-dating the new administration in Washington. His present stance welcoming a possible thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations is actually nothing terribly new, but simply a more robust affirmation of his previous statements that relations with that country should be guided by principles of “respect for people’s sovereignty, and non-interference, and the right of people to pursue alternative paths to their development.”

Prior to the summit, Harper said he was curious to meet Chavez and other leftist leaders such as Bolivia’s Evo Morales, quipping that it would be “the most ideological heterogeneous” summit he’s ever attended. Heh.