Mocking McClellan

The remaining Bushies and their press flacks are pulling out all the stops in their attempts to discredit Scott McClellan and his new book, which shines a bit of light into the backroom of the White House. For those on the Left, none of McClellan’s story is “news”, but it does validate what most believed all along about the lies, deception and propaganda oozing out over the last seven years, particularly in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. The remaining Wingnuts have called McClellan a traitor,  and suggested he was a drunk, delusional, money-hungry, victim of leftist publishers and bloggers. It’s always possible that they’re know how thin all of this sounds, so they’ve added the “we always knew he was lame and incompetent” argument.

I’m not at all sure why my local paper persists in reprinting the pathetic scribblings of Jonah Goldberg (aka Doughy Pantload) from National Review Online; while their resident wingnut editor, David Reinhard, is incapable of producing anything but regurgitated Republican talking points, Goldberg is scarcely an improvement. Today’s paper reprints his column from yesterday’s NRO, in which he joins in the fun, splashing dirty water like a three-year-old and attempting to dismiss McClellan entirely. Not unexpectedly, coming from someone devoid of perception or talent himself, the effort is loaded with unintended irony and reeking of hypocrisy.

It’s been rumored that McClellan was hired by the Bush White House to appeal to a specific sub-constituency: pasty middle-aged men with a thumbless grasp of the English language.

That sentence alone cracked me up; if anyone has a handle on pasty middle-aged men, it would be Doughy Pantload. He then writes:

I have not read the book. I will once I finish eating the contents of my sock drawer (which ranks slightly higher on my to-do list).

and then proceeds to quote from the unread book and to dismiss as childish McClellan’s accusation that the Bush/Cheney crowd relied on propaganda to convince Americans to support their invasion of Iraq. “Everyone does it!” “Bill Clinton did it!” (Come to think of it, Goldberg sounds a lot like the dopey trolls infesting liberal blogs.)

The wingnuts are running out of time, and running out of shiny objects to distract Americans in the runup to November. They’re reduced to eating their own and piling on the irony: criticizing McClellan (and the others bound to follow) for taking the money and biting the hand that fed them. It won’t be long before Tom Toles cartoon comes to pass.

Stupid Knows No Boundaries, Does it Rush?

One of South America’s few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes has been spotted and photographed on the border between Brazil and Peru.Gleison Miranda, Funai.

BBC News has more on this story.

Naturally, this genius had to inform his dittoheads what to think on this issue.

On the May 30 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Rush Limbaugh referred to “[o]ne of … South America’s few remaining uncontacted indigenous tribes” — recently photographed by the Brazilian government from an airplane — as “these savages.” Recounting the story, Limbaugh said, “[T]hey’ve spotted an isolated tribe in Brazil. An airplane flew over this hut, this thatch roof hut or something, and these savages are body painted in red and they’re trying to shoot the airplane down with bows and arrows.”

Limbaugh further stated, “Wait a minute. Why do we have to help protect the land of this tribe? Aren’t they the essence of purity, according to the environmentalist communists? … Why do we need to protect their land? They’re doing a better job of it than any of us ever could protect our land. … I mean, I’m sure these people — not only don’t they have to get rid of their incandescent light bulbs and go to these compact fluorescents, they don’t have light bulbs. They don’t have electricity. They don’t have running water. This is the ideal. These people need to be contacted. We need to learn from this civilization, because this is where we’re all headed if the extreme environmentalist communists get their way.”

Listen to the clip. limbaugh-20080530-brazil.mp3

Via Media Matters

You misplaced a WHAT???

Remember when the Air Force “mistakenly” sent nukes to Louisiana? According to this latest article, our nuclear bombs and missles are guarded by the Simpsons.

The Air Force wing blamed for a foul-up in which a bomber mistakenly flew to Louisiana armed with nuclear missiles will have to be retested after coming up short in an inspection.

The Air Force Times said inspectors saw a security forces airman playing video games on his cell phone while standing guard at a restricted area. Another airman nearby was “unaware of her duties and responsibilities” during the exercise, the newspaper said.

Well, Bart and Homer, anyway.

The article says the base will be retested in 90 days. So, for the next three months, the whole world knows which of our bases holding nuclear armaments failed a mock attack exercise.

Previous articles on Minot Air Force Base and those “missing nukes”.