The Bitemaster talks about patriotism

The Bitemaster stands for the National Anthem, but supports those who kneel in protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

The Bitemaster despises the swifboating of John Kerry. It was one of the most dishonorable actions of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

The Bitemaster despises Donald Trump’s insults of Gold Star Mother Ghazala Khan.

The Bitemaster salutes our service members even when he disagrees with their politics. And that goes double for John McCain. Unlike Captain Bone Spur, McCain earned the right to to spout off on any damn thing he wants — even when I think he’s wrong.

I’m no showy patriot, but I have nothing against pledging allegiance to the American flag. But the flag lapel pin has become a symbol of fake patriotism, proudly worn by those who would destroy the Constitution and betray the US to Russia.

And the American right-wing is full of “sovereign citizens,” tax protesters, secessionists like Todd Palin, and other anti-American types.

Which brings me to standing for “God Bless America,” which is now played at American baseball stadia, Should one stand for it? It’s just a song, not the National Anthem. So I asked one of the most decent men I know, himself a veteran of Vietnam. He said he stands in honor of his friends who died there. Good enough for me. Next time, I stand.

 

The Democratic National Committee drives their midterm “blue wave” off a high cliff

Two months after adopting a resolution prohibiting donations from fossil fuel companies (in a unanimous vote), DNC Chair Tom Perez has introduced a new resolution to reverse course.

Party insider Perez, who beat out progressive Keith Ellison for the chairmanship in 2017, has issued some blather about this move somehow supporting the American worker.

Instead, this action will turn off all the young progressives that the party needs to turn out, in order to have any hope of breaking the current Republican hegemony. You’d almost think he was getting his orders from Putin.

So Tom Perez, you quisling, Bite Me!

Source: Democratic National Committee Proposes Reversing Its Ban On Fossil Fuel Donations | HuffPost

How the GOP used a “two Santa Clauses” tactic to con America for nearly 40 years

First, this is a must-read on how a GOP economic strategy has crippled the Democrats for decades. How the GOP used a two Santa Clauses tactic to con America for nearly 40 years

Now, check out this story about how Russia is dumping its holdings of U.S. debt (“Treasuries” — T-Bills, T-Notes, T-Bonds, and TIPS). There are various theories as to why Russia is doing it, ranging from the benign (restructuring their portfolio) to the retaliatory (because of U.S. sanctions). But the Bitemaster sees something more sinister.

When there are more buyers of debt instruments, the lender can lower the interest rate it offers. When Russia gets out of the market, there are fewer buyers and the interest rate the U.S.Treasury has to pay goes up.

Which is just what has happened. So far, the cost to the U.S. is tiny: only a couple billion dollars. But if other countries follow, it could have long-term effects on the U.S. economy. And that is what I think is the plan behind Russia’s move.

And that could move voters towards the Democrats — except that the Democrats will be totally hamstrung by the gigantic national debt they would inherit from the Republicans.

Win or lose, the Dems are bleeped.

God mocks Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, announced last year that Ted had decided to run for president after God spoke to Ted’s wife, Heidi.

Ha ha! God was only fooling!

It turns out that the Almighty wants Donald Trump to be the Republican candidate and maybe — God help us — President.

As for Hillary and Bernie, it looks like God is still undecided.

Source: Ted Cruz’s Dad: My Son Ran for President After God Sent His Wife a Sign | Mother Jones

Thousands want GOP to let angry voters bring guns to Republican convention in case of ISIS attack

“O God, puhleeze let Dick Cheney bring his shotgun to Quicken Loans Arena (where the Republican convention will be staged) so he can shoot some more Republican donors.”

Source: Thousands want GOP to let angry voters bring guns to Republican convention in case of ISIS attack

Biteme announces Presidential endorsement

LAKE BAIKAL, RUSSIAN FEDERATION — Mar 4, 2016:  This morning, Rudolfo Biteme, Chairman and CEO of the Biteme Media Group, announced that Biteme, the world’s finest news source that nobody reads, is endorsing Donald John Trump for President of the United States. Mr. Biteme said, “Donald Trump embodies the Biteme values of maximum bluster and minimum facts that have guided my entire media career. He also has a very big penis.”

Source: GOP candidates clash in debate, attack Trump’s credentials

Correction: Biteme neglected to to mention that a related entity, the Biteme Gazette, had already endorsed Trump for President. We regret the error.

Rick Santorum wants you to Google him!

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum encouraged viewers to Google him in Thursday’s undercard Republican presidential debate, an unfortunate choice of words that reminded many of his search engine woes fueled by sex columnist Dan Savage.

Is Rick Santorum the stupid candidate or is Rick Santorum the totally insane candidate? It’s getting so that I can’t keep track of the Republicans anymore.

Source: Twitter Melts Down When Rick Santorum Urges: ‘Go And Google’ Me

Ted Cruz wants real journalists like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh to moderate future GOP debates

Source: Cruz: Let ‘real journalists’ Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh host GOP debates instead of ‘left wing operatives’

Under Cruz’s plan . . .

you’d have moderators that were trying to help conservatives make a decision who’s going to be the best and strongest conservative to represent us and win, who is the proven conservative, the consistent conservative.

It actually sounds like an interesting idea. But the Bitemaster thinks they should go one better. Conservatives throughout the country should elect non-aligned delegates to a convention; at the convention the delegates would hear from the aspiring candidates and select the party’s candidate for President.

Chris Christie is losing his marbles: Black Lives Matter wants to ‘murder’ police officers and Obama ‘encourages it’

“There’s lawlessness in this country. The president encourages this lawlessness. Encourages it . . . by his own rhetoric. He does not support the police, he doesn’t back up the police. He justifies Black Lives Matter. . . . I don’t believe that movement should be justified when they’re calling for the murder of police officers.”

Remember when Christie was a rational Republican? It seems like such a long time ago.

Source: Chris Christie: Black Lives Matter wants to ‘murder’ police officers and Obama ‘encourages it’