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September 15, 2012

The DC Folly Trolley – 09/15/12

Complete Defeat

Michele Whatshername (R-MN) managed to get her face back in the news.


Always thought she was a pretty little lady. Too bad she needs intensive anti-GOP therapy. Perhaps her husband could open a clinic.

According to Ms. Whatshername, the United States has suffered a “complete defeat” in Libya and Egypt.

The president of the United States has surrendered the entire armed forces of the nation to the rioting mobs in the Middle East. The surrender terms included turning over to the mobs all of the tanks and other weapons possessed by the Army, the entire fleet of the Navy and all Air Force aircraft.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the president managed to reduce the war budget down to zero in less than fifteen minutes.

In light of these sharp reductions, the White House announced that it expects to decrease the deficit by 3, 000, 000, 000, 000 dollars in less than four years.

Whatshername said she applauded the decision to reduce the deficit but all those zeros gave her a migraine.


Romney is desperately seeking a knockout blow – that one single issue that turns public opinion against the president and wins the election.

His desperation is becoming more apparent with each passing day as he continually grasps at straws. With this so called foreign policy issue he seems to have scraped the bottom of the barrel.

The media didn’t give him a free pass on the misstep as they have on many other occasions, his refusal to release tax returns is one example. That issue has gone quiet even though something rancid rots therein.


The Republican Party as we all once knew it passed into history decades ago.

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Hard to believe but those faces pictured above represent the best the current GOP has to offer. Image by DonkeyHotey..

The party today is all about gaining power to pursue an extreme right wing agenda even if it means millions of Americans must suffer in the process.

The party now stoops to “assassinating” its own in primaries to squelch differences. Anyone who strays from the message is considered a heretic who must be removed from office. Dick Luger of Indiana learned that lesson the hard way when his own party turned against him in the primary because he refused to adhere to strict party discipline.

That’s today’s Republican party.: Discipline enforcers through threats and political assassination.

President of the United States Theodore Roosev...


Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.

Members of a party that vanished a long, long time ago.

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Janet Granholm should have been the keynote speaker at the DNC. She was dynamite compared to the male firecrackers.


Rush Limbaugh declared the GOP dead is Obama wins the election. The Republican party has been dead for decades. It is now populated by a body of usurpers.


Republicans may think Mitt Romney’s campaign is lackluster. But what did they expect from a man whose greatest political assets are his hairstylist and his dentist?


Can a person be judged by his smile?

When it’s really meant to beguile.

Judgment is OK we’d say

If a smirk does truly display

A haughty contempt that we all find so vile.


Mitt Romney has been criticizing Obama and the DNC for not mentioning God in its platform.

The Democrats apologized for the omission and added the name of the Almighty thusly:

God, God, God, God,God, God, God, God. The name now appears more times in the Dem’s platform than in the Republican’s.

So there,” said a spokesman for the DNC.


If elected, Romney vows to place The Lord’s Prayer on the backside of quarters. The sample coin has already been minted.

The image of a soaring American eagle is located on the face of the coin as a tribute to the contributions Wall Street has recently made to the nation’s economy.

Unfortunately for Romney, the designer of the prototype mistakenly placed the image of an American black vulture on the coin and Mighty Mitt couldn’t tell the difference.

The American Black Vulture seeking its prey.  (Photo courtesy of Martien Brand from Mariënberg, The Netherlands).

So look for quarters with the Lord’s Prayer on one side and a black vulture on the other.

A tribute to Wall Street!!!  I guess it’s kind of fitting in a way.


Time for another ride on the GOP Wacky Wagon. Some Republican guy who has risen to a leadership position in the Kansas House has applied Psalm 109 to the current president. Speaker of the House Mike O’Neal called for the widowhood of Michelle Obama and prayed that the children be fatherless.

So you don’t have to look it up, here is the portion of Psalm 109 that the Wacky Wagon passenger wished upon Obama:

Let his days be few; and let another take his office. May his children be fatherless; and his wife a widow. May his children be wandering beggars; may they be driven from their ruined homes. May a creditor seize all he has; may strangers plunder the fruits of his labor. May no one extend kindness to him or take pity on his fatherless children.

From what kind of brain can such mindlessness seep to the surface? A GOP brain of course.

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I Googled “Republicans in the Kansas State Legislature” and all I got was a bunch of clowns.

This episode occurred some time ago and to their credit some Christian pastors called for the Speaker’s resignation.

The guy is undoubtedly a racist. And from the racist brain this is the kind of stupidity that rises exponentially on a regular basis.

America’s decline has as much to do with racism and hatred as it does with GOP policies that favor the rich. In point of fact, the two go hand and hand. It’s the result of something called latent racism and often times it isn’t so latent. It is revealed only sub rosa and only to the most trusted fellow racists.

How did it ever come to this? The South and its heartless preachers are partly to blame, especially after 1964 and the passage of Lyndon Johnson’s civil rights legislation, when just enough Southern voters – largely low income white males and their compliant wives – turned against the progressive policies of the Democratic party and became part and parcel of Richard Nixon’s race baiting Southern strategy.

Sadly, the strategy and the people who embrace it do a great injustice to the many liberal Southerners who support progressive values and stand for “liberty and justice for all.”


Rumors are cropping up once again that Joe Scarborough will run for president in 2016. He is undoubtedly testing the waters. Gingerly at this point. And a bid will require a Romney defeat this year.

However, his candidacy shouldn’t be treated lightly. He is, after all, an entertainer with a nice hairdo. Both are excellent qualifications for the office of president.

We all know what happened the last time an entertainer with a nice hairdo ran for president. He won two terms and his policies are still in force and a major factor in the destruction of a middle class.

An entertainer with a nice hairdo in the White House!!!!!

Only in America.


The real unemployment rate is 23%.

The official unemployment rate includes people who have lost their jobs but counts only those who are out of work for the previous five weeks. The figure published by the BLS and accepted unwittingly by a majority of Americans was 8.1% for August. That number is purely for propaganda purposes. And it suits the purpose of government because most Americans simply believe it or just don’t care about it.

The propaganda figure excludes all persons who have not found work for 12 months; and also those who are marginally employed, that is, those forced into part time work because real jobs are not available.

That’s how the number at the top of the article comes from. It includes the unemployed regardless of how long they have been without a job and those who are marginally (working part time) employed.

Nearly one quarter of the American labor is unemployed.

U3-official figure 8.1%-always a fictitious number based only on the past five weeks.

U6-15%-includes those who the government assumes are not looking for work because they haven’t found a job in 12 months. Excludes all who have not worked for more than 12 months. Another fiction.

Real unemployment-23%-includes U3 and U6 plus workers forced into part time work.


Obama tried to do more. But his efforts were repeatedly blocked by Republican obstruction as the members of this obnoxious party erected a virtual blockade of Senate action.

Our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term,” Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proclaimed to the world.

What evil lurks in the minds of men???

Left unsaid was the pervasive GOP attitude: “I don’t care a rat’s ass about how much Americans suffer. After all they are the small people and really don’t matter one bit.

McConnell will long be remembered in the annals of American history for the bold statement: “My donors, right or wrong.”

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