Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Restoration 101

"The DIY project took place a couple of weeks ago at the the church of Santuario de Misericordia in Borja, Spain, when an elderly woman reportedly took it upon herself to repair a fresco by 19th century Spanish artist Elias Garcia Martinez." --Huffington Post, 8/22/12

Apparently, it's not the first time Senora Gimenez got hold of a paint brush!

"Restorer" Cecilia Gimenez, you need to...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The Definition of Insanity

"A new law was signed by [Republican] Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday that has abortion advocates up in arms. The new law, titled "Women’s Health and Safety Act," deems a woman pregnant 2 weeks before conception." --Kelly Cozzone, (August 25, 2012)
''And then let's talk about those Lady Parts."
 Stand up, and then...


Monday, August 27, 2012

Meanwhile, in Michigan...

From Politico, April 12, 2011: "I think the citizenship test has been passed. I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office," Romney told CNBC's Larry Kudlow the day after he formally announced that he’s exploring a run for the White House. "The man needs to be taken out of office but his citizenship isn't the reason why."

"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised." --Mitt Romney, August 24, 2012

Resurrecting the birther nonsense. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures!


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Fixing Stupid

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri) on his stance on abortion and pregnancies from the act of rape: 

"It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape [my bold italics], the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. You know, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child."  

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 32,000 pregnancies result from rape each year--so much for "rare."Although he later issued the standard "I misspoke" quote to try to walk back his stunningly ignorant, outrageous, and inaccurate remarks, it's clear that Todd Akin's original quote reflects his views on women, abortion, and rape. The "war on women" by the GOP is real.

This clown really needs to GSDS!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Two Sides of a Coin

Is it possible...that Fred Mertz had a long-lost brother??

The question is, though, should they go sit down somewhere, or should HE???

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


Huh?? Something must be leaking out of this guy's head!


Friday, August 17, 2012

"The World Needs a Hero"

“Back in my country, my president [referring to President Obama] is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders. The 'Fast and Furious' thing down at the border…and Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple. I don't know where I'm going to live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America.” –Dave Mustaine, singer with heavy metal group Megadeth (formerly with Metallica)


Thursday, August 16, 2012

We Don't Need Your "Kind" Around Here!

"Maybe you should go sit down. We can all see what your kind has done for the City of Plainfield!"
--Blog comment submitted by "Anonymous," August 14, 2012) "kind"...still trying to define that one...a black kind...a woman LGBT kind...a progressive Democrat English professor kind...a blogger kind...a Plainfield-loving councilwoman kind...a cookie baker African American literature kind...a vintage Telechron clock-lover kind...a New York Jets-lover kind?  

I figure it must be the Jets, because my love for my team causes many people to tell me to...


Wednesday, August 15, 2012


"If you have a priest that is pushing social justice, go find another parish. Go alert your bishop."
--Glenn Beck, 2010


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Pundit

"This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them. Everything I said at the 2008 convention about then-candidate [Barack] Obama still stands today, and in fact the predictions made about the very unqualified and inexperienced community organizer's plans to 'fundamentally transform' our country are unfortunately coming true."  
--Sarah Palin, on why she will not be speaking at the Republican Convention this year.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Virtue of Selfishness

"I don't consult polls to tell me what my principles are or what our policies should be."
--Paul Ryan

Yes, Paul, we know who you consult.

Romney/Ryan (Rand)...GSDS!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Prisoner Re-Entry

“It takes all the fun out of a bracelet if you have to buy it yourself.” --Peggy Joyce

I guess Lindsay Lohan concurs!


Friday, August 10, 2012

"Let Me Clarify That..."

"I'm not familiar precisely with what I said, but I'll stand by what I said, whatever it was."  —Mitt Romney, quoted May 17, 2012

"STAND" by what he said?? He needs to...


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"He's Mine, All Mine!"

“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband [Associate Justice Clarence Thomas]. So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. O.K., have a good day.”--Virginia Thomas (in a 2010 voice mail message to Prof. Anita Hill)

So, nearly 20 years later, Virginia Thomas called Anita Hill out of the blue to ask Hill to apologize for testifying in 1991 that Clarence Thomas, up for confirmation by the Senate Judiciary Committee (and formerly Hill's superior at the EEOC) had sexually harassed her while she worked for him--making sexual comments and offering graphic details of his favorite pornographic movies. Virginia Thomas clearly had some bizarre ulterior motive for making a call to Hill, who promptly contacted the police at Brandeis University (where she teaches) to have them investigate this creepy communication. Click here for the link to the New York Times story.

Rather than letting it go, Virginia Thomas felt the need to dredge it all up again. Perhaps she was angry about Anita Hill goin' in on her fear that Hill had some sexual interest in Clarence Thomas, whose love for graphic pornography was (or maybe still is?) legendary.

From Hill's 1998 memoir: " can imagine that she is guided by her own romantic interest in her husband when she assumes that other women find him attractive as well." Hahahahaha! 
Virginia Thomas...


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Unfunny and Thus Far...Meaningless

I don't want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something.--Steve Harvey

The feeling is mutual, Steve.
It actually may be too late for you, Steve. Your sexist, homophobic rants continue to reveal you as an unfunny jackass--the depth of your narrow-minded bigotry is merely hinted at in this compilation video (below) of your "wit and wisdom." Why anyone would take relationship advice from you, or watch your lame, lowbrow, dimwitted comedies--well, there's no accounting for taste.



Monday, August 6, 2012

"She Still Has a Chance for the Gold..."

Tim Daggett and Al Trautwig, NBC commentators for the women's gymnastics at the 2012 Olympics, continue to pollute the airwaves with their biased, sexist, graceless, and moronic coverage, which they persist in lacing with fake drama.... 

These two got their comeuppance and were beside themselves with shock and disappointment that the vault competition didn't go the way it should have, in their minds.

Photo credit: Deadspin

Lame commentators, GSDS!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

At Least I Didn't Kill Anybody

Few remember that Phil Spector, eccentric music producer and convicted killer, was also arrested on misdemeanor "bad hair day" charges, to which he pleaded guilty. Rebecca Williams refuses to acknowledge the effect the 1990s had on her, pleading not guilty but being convicted anyway.

 GSDS...both of you!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

How to Make Money From Mass Murder

This is an excerpt from an actual (yes, ACTUAL!) press release for the online dating site
"Hi [redacted],
In the event of a tragedy like the Dark Knight Massacre, who would you want by your side on a first date? One online dating website asked their members what they would do on a first date if they found themselves in danger, and the answer may surprise you. If you are holding out for a hero, dating someone who is generous, but not necessarily wealthy, may be the difference between life and death.
During the Dark Knight Massacre, three men lost their lives to save the lives of their girlfriends. But what if you were on a first date, and you had only just met? How do you differentiate the courageous from the cowardly? According to the results of the survey of over 20,000 generous male members, it’s by generosity, but a man’s generosity is not defined by the size of his wallet. In fact, men who make between $80,000 to $150,000 per year are more likely to take a bullet for you on a first date.Those who fall outside of that income bracket, are significantly less likely to put their well being over that of their date’s, on a first date." is the first online dating website where generous members can bid on a first date with an attractive member. The website launched in April 2011 and currently has over 400,000 members worldwide. “Our website is known for generous men bidding for the chance to spoil and pamper women on a first date,” says Founder & CEO, [redacted]. “Not only are they generous, but most of the men who use our website are also gentlemen. A gentleman opens doors, pulls out chairs, and puts their well being above that of their date, even in the line of fire.”
I have attached the press release for your review, and the full study is available by request. To schedule an interview with Founder & CEO, [redacted], please send an email to [redacted] or call [redacted].
Thank you for your time and consideration.
I wonder how much he "paid" for her.

The owner of the site, Brandon Wade, is also the "author" of this ickily-titled tome: 


Friday, August 3, 2012


On Wednesday, August 1, 2012, the Affordable Care Act requirement for insurers to provide birth control coverage for women without charging an additional co-pay went into effect. The italics for the ridiculous and offensive comparisons made by Congressman Kelly are mine.

"I know in your mind, you can think of the times America was attacked," he said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. "One is Dec. 7, that's Pearl Harbor Day. The other is Sept. 11, and that's the day the terrorists attacked. I want you to remember Aug. 1, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates." –Rep. Mike Kelly, (R-PA)


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Obama's Mama at Center of Major Conspiracy

Believe it or not, this congressman actually has constituents! For some reason, I am envisioning him as a guest on Nancy Grace's show--calling the president's mother the original "tot mom!"
“We went down into the Library of Congress and we found a microfiche there of two newspapers in Hawaii each of which had published the birth of Barack Obama. It would have been awfully hard to fraudulently file the birth notice of Barack Obama being born in Hawaii and get that into our public libraries and that microfiche they keep of all the newspapers published. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some other explanations on how they might’ve announced that by telegram from Kenya.”  

 –-Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), July 2012

GSDS, “Birther” Fool!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

What a Dope

“Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.” --Rush Limbaugh, 1/19/2007

GSDS (Else)!