As my computer was infected with space herpes last week this will be a double issue covering the last two weeks for which there were many, many douchebags. Let's see those runner ups.
1)The owner of the West, Texas Fertilizer Planet that Exploded- This ass had NO sprinklers or fire suppression system, 1350 times the amount of ammonia nitrate that he was legally allowed to have and no common sense. I hope the town lynches him.
2)Regulators- For all the right wing idiots out there spouting about how regulation is killing the economy, I give you this example of how lack of regulations is killing actual people. OSHA hadn't visited the plant since 1985, and even the EPA proved their worthlessness with a paltry fine in 2007. Did no one notice the serious lack of sprinklers in a place where there HAS to be sprinklers? I am all for disbanding the EPA and replacing it with something else if they are this fucking blind or greedy. This is why Texas is the place to be for business. They don't care if people die as long as the business owners make money off it.
3)North Korea- Kim Jong Un has been quiet these last few weeks, perhaps realizing that kicking a wounded tiger is probably the best way to get eaten. Let's hope he stays that way. It won't happen, but I can dream.
4)Regal Theaters- In what can only be described as "how to drive a business into the ground" strategy, Regal theaters has ignored the huge backlash against any company using Obamacare as an excuse to cut workers hours and has done just that. Facebook exploded with negative comments, just like Papa John's which saw a huge decrease in sales as a result. Darden restaurants, which include Longhorn and Olive Garden, quickly backpedaled the idea after their sales also went south. Regal faces a similar outcome. This flies in the face of the fact that the CEO is making millions, along with top executives, while the employees face no health care. Amy Miles is one greedy bitch. I hope she and her entire family get cancer.
5)Mark Sanford- Proving my point that Republicans would vote for Hitler if he had an R after his name, disgraced politician Sanford recently won a primary vote in South Carolina for senate. Never mind the fact that he was run out of office for having an affair with an Argentinian woman where he would disappear to for weeks on end leaving the state with no leader, but was recently discovered to have violated a restraining order against him by his now ex-wife. The GOP pulled all funds from this moron and stands to lose to Stephen Colbert's sister which means there might actually be a democrat in an ultra red state. Anyone who voted to put this ass back into a position of power is no better.
6)The FBI- These assholes have had a really bad week. I LOATHE the FBI because they seem to be a giant bunch of fuckups who cannot get their stories straight ever. We don't see this behavior in any other authoritative group, not the CIA, not the Secret Service, not even DHS. Why? This week we saw conflicting reports coming out of the FBI regarding the Boston Bombers. We now know the older brother had been investigated by you in 2011. That means you had pictures, names and addresses on file as to who they were. Once the video of the terrorists came out, facial recognition should have alerted the exact person you were looking for. Yet, for some inane reason, you failed to alert the public as to their identities, calling for America to identify people you should have already known everything about. WHY? And then came the ricin attack where, once again, you arrested the wrong guy. It doesn't exactly fill me with confidence that the second guy you have arrested is guilty either. You guys are still insisting that Bruce Irvins was the Anthrax killer, even though the NIST called your evidence some of the worst detective work ever seen and would have been eviscerated in court. Thank God Irvins killed himself by your incessive hounding huh? Can we please disband the FBI, DEA and EPA and try again already?
7)The Boston Police- True these guys did a decent job taking two terrorists off the street and I still don't have problem with shutting down a city to grab them, but my God, could you please stop lying to us. We know you shot at an unarmed kid, which should have been readily apparent two seconds after he got out of the boat. We know you knew the exact names of the people you were searching for. Every time the narrative changes, conspiracy theories will abound as people will NOT believe anything else you have to say. Transparency in today's day and age is paramount to a free society. It also doesn't help that for all those people who say we are NOT living in a police state, the overly militarized police pictures we saw were kind of frightening. If you want my reason why I don't support most gun control laws, there it was for all to see. If cops have automatic weapons, so should the public.
8)The Media- Holy crap was the media terrible these past few weeks, especially CNN and John King, who I cannot believe still has a job. CNN made blunder after blunder, especially after King said his sources told him a suspect had been caught, which he wasn't, and then gave a description of the bomber, which was also inaccurate. The New York Post ran pictures, seen here on a previous post, of two innocent spectators at the Marathon who had the unfortunate distinction of being Middle eastern and completely innocent. I ran a retraction minutes after posting it when I realized that these were not the droids they were looking for. Stop speculating and reports confirmed facts. I do and I have a smidgen of your budget.
9)Democrats- Four democrats voted against universal background checks, something 90% of the country wants and proves my death of democracy thinking. We need to eliminate the filibuster already and go back to the 50% rule because nothing is going to get done until we do. The Democrats had a chance to do just that at the beginning of the year but balked at the last minute should they somehow be in the minority again, which there is a fat chance of that. These soul suckers also helped pass the FAA furlough bill so they wouldn't be stuck on the tarmac like ordinary people and killed a provision that eliminated insider trading, which Obama also signed into law. What a bunch of dicks.
10)Republicans- These assholes killed Universal Background checks against the wishes of the constituents. Eric Holder has proposed a law that would end overtime pay for hourly workers. And that is the least crazy things they did this past week. The Iowa Senate filed an amendment that would lower the salaries of the four State Supreme Court Justices who voted down an anti-abortion bill. Oddly, the Supreme Court there will almost certainly strike this law down. House Republicans voted for the 37th time to repeal Obamacare, with the same results defining the word insanity and wasting millions in taxpayer money. Fox News, Newt Gingrich and Ray Canterbury have all championed the idea of ending child labor laws so kids on free meal programs can "earn their keep." Pat Robertson said this bit of nonsense:
Margaret Sanger “was the one who set the stage for Adolf Hitler…he copied her,” Robertson insisted, citing Google as his evidence. “What they said was, they said ‘what we’ve got to do in order to get the black people in America to have abortions, we have to have some noted black leader who will come out for Planned Parenthood and we’ll give him the Margaret Sanger Award and therefore he will be our poster boy showing the black people they should have abortions,” Robertson added.”It was strictly genocide."
Then there is Glenn Beck who, like many deranged individuals, is saying the Boston Bombings were all a Black Opts program. Check this piece out from the National Memo:
Yet again, Glenn Beck claims at least a share of the number one spot on the list, this time for his crazy, libelous claims about the Boston Marathon bombing. For the past week, Beck has relentlessly claimed that a Saudi victim of the attack is actually an al Qaeda operative who recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the bombing — a fact that the Obama administration has, naturally, covered up. Although Beck’s latest conspiracy is easily debunked — even by a guest on his own show — he is sticking with it, insisting that the cover-up “is so far beyond Benghazi” that it’s criminal, and an irreversible turning point in American history.
What sets this story apart from all of Beck’s other wild conspiracies is the fact that an elected official has bought into it. As Steve Benen notes on his MaddowBlog, New Hampshire representative Stella Tremblay (R-Auburn) has voiced her agreement with Beck, posting on his Facebook page that events have unfolded “just as you said would happen.”
“The Boston Marathon was a Black Ops ‘terrorist’ attack. One suspect killed, the other one will be too before they even have a chance to speak. Drones and now ‘terrorist’ attacks by our own Government. Sad day, but a ‘wake up’ to all of us,” the elected official wrote. Tremblay went on to cite conspiracy nut Alex Jones as another clairvoyant who, like Beck, knows the truth about the federal government’s evil deeds.
Reached by phone to clarify her remarks, Tremblay told a local paper that “she had suspicions of some kind of plot involving Secretary of State John Kerry, Saudi nationals, and ‘black ops’ soldiers at the scene of the marathon.”
As Benen concluded: “Say hello to the Glenn Beck wing of the Republican Party.”
It is unbelievable that people are still voting for nonsense like this.
11)Conspiracy Theorists- Let me say this for the cheap seats: THERE IS NO GRAND CONSPIRACY IN THE BOSTON BOMBINGS. Yes the media lied, because that is what they do in their attempt to one up the competition. And yes the police made many misstatements some accidentally, others to cover up their own boobery. But these two guys did it. Terrorism exists and not everything is a false flag attack. Stop acting like a tin foil hat moron guys. Your making us all look bad.
12)The Boston Bombers- Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are two of the dumbest mother fuckers on the planet. Did they not think they would be identified seconds after planting the bomb? If the FBI has your face on file, don't you think they will come for you eventually? And much like George W Bush, they had no exit plan. They tried to carjack a car to get to NYC because their's was broken and then picked one with no gas. That's Karma. The one that lived will be spending a miserable existence locked in a small cell 23 hours a day with no TV, radio or contact with the outside world. Welcome to hell. Until we kill you and then really, Welcome to HELL. So congratulations you terrorist fuckwads, you are douchebags of the week.