Charlie Rangel: The Racebaiter’s Racebaiter

RangelSwampThingByMobopolisAt a rally for Andrew Cuomo, Harlem’s favorite demagogue, Charlie Rangel, opined as follows:

Audio here, derived from this larger YouTube video.

Also, here’s a quick audio mash-up of Patsy Cline and Charlie Rangel.

Here’s the transcript (or as close as I could get it, anyway, with mangled syntax intact):

There are some mean people in Washington, D.C. that would attempt to destroy every victory that we’ve ever had. And New York City and New York state is a national population, and we’re led by Governor Cuomo. It is going to be a message that we send–not that he won, but by how much he’s won.

We’ve expanding the black workers in Washington and going all over the South, helping some Democrats that need more help than I can explain to you–but we have to win. And we want to be able to send a national message with Andrew Cuomo.

And the thing is, everything we believe in–everything we believe in, they hate. They don’t disagree, they hate. They think that if you didn’t come from Europe thirty years ago, we shouldn’t have immigration. Some of them believe that slavery isn’t over, and that they won the Civil War. They refuse to help to have a wage where people can live a decent life; to build our infrastructure; to build up our schools; to make certain you have research and development. And when they start hurting their own on health care, you know they’re sick.

And so what we have to do is say to elect a voice that–I wish we had more religious leaders out there–everything we are doing is God’s work. Education, health care, affordable housing, stopping discrimination, stop abuse of women and gays, have equality for people in this great nation.

And New York State is the Empire State. And we’re going to set an example with Governor Cuomo and our Lieutenant Governor so that we are going to be so proud, not just we just won–winning is good, I know–but winning big, and sending a national message is what [unintelligible] is all about.

So we join at the hips, let’s have a great rally, not only for Cuomo and the ticket, but for all America that can’t vote. How ’bout it?


S.F. Giants Fans: Class Personified



Sweet Pea??

From The Federalist, an excerpt from one of the weirdest campaign ads to ever hit the airwaves:

Woman: Did you try the corner market?
Man: Of course.
Woman: Grocery store?
Man: Sold out?
Woman: Drug store?
Man: Come on.
Woman: So *everyone’s* sold out of condoms? Hmm. How did this happen?
Man: Cory Gardner banned birth control. And now, it’s all on us guys. And you can’t find a condom *anywhere*. And the pill was just the start. Pell grants my little brother was counting on for college? Cory cut them. Climate change that *everyone* knows is weirding our weather, Cory flat-out denies it. Sweet Pea, Cory denies science.
Woman: Come on!
Man: This guy has no idea what’s going on in the real world.

Sweet Pea?

Well let’s ask the original Swee’Pea what he thinks!


Listen Up, Snowflakes

A bit of sanity from a friend:

Dear Libertarian, Evangelical, and Tea Party friends. I love you. I really do. I agree with you on many issues, And I admire what you are trying to accomplish. Keep pushing. Keep trying to move the needle in the right direction. But on election day, when you go into the voting booth, you have two choices – a Democrat, and a Republican. There may be other names on the ballot, but if they don’t have a reasonable expectation that they will get more than 30% of the vote, they are not a choice but a distraction. If you vote for one of those splinter candidates, you are not going to get them elected and only one of two outcomes are possible. When it is all over, either the Republican or the Democrat will take the oath of office. And your symbolic vote will have an effect which you may not desire.

When you vote, rather than wasting it on a “perfect” candidate, consider the two real options. One of them may only vote with your side 7 or 8 times out of 10. But the other candidate may vote your values 2 or 1 or even 0 times out of 10. If you can’t elect someone who will side with you 10 out of 10 times, you should vote AGAINST the one who will use their vote against you 10 out of 10 times. It still won’t get your dream candidate elected, but it will cancel out a vote by someone who gets their news from Jon Stewart…


Another day, another lunatic on Twitter



The link is here.

Voter Guide (Los Angeles County)

If I find a reason to not vote straight (R) ticket on partisan races, and straight “No” on the ballot propositions, I’ll update this post.

VOTING NO ON ALL JUDICIAL NOMINEES IS COUNTER-PRODUCTIVE! Take the time to do it right, rather than voting on the basis of emotional self-satisfaction.


Supreme Court Justices

Goodwin Liu (Brown appointee) NO! Some background here.

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar (Brown appointee) No. Obama-Biden Transition Team leader.

Kathryn Mickle Werdegar (Wilson appointee) Yes. But see “Catholic Group Must Cover Birth Control.”
I know, I know. Think you’ll get any better from Brown? Not likely.

Court of Appeal Justices

Click here for source ratings.

District 2, Division 1:
Frances Rothschild (Schwarzenegger appointee) No.
Jeffrey W. Johnson (Schwarzenegger appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 2:
Brian M. Hoffstadt (Brown appointee) No.

District 2, Division 3:
Lee Edmon (Brown appointee) No.

District 2, Division 4:
Audrey Collins (Brown appointee) No.
Nora Manella (Schwarzenegger appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 5:
Paul Turner (Deukmejian appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 6:
Kenneth Yegan (Deukmejian appointee) Yes.

District 2, Division 7:
Dennis Perluss (Davis appointee) No.

District 2, Division 8:
Laurence Rubin (Davis appointee) No.
Madeleine Flier (Davis appointee) No.

Judge of the Superior Court

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Office No. 61: Dayan Mathai

Office No. 87: Andrew M. Stein

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Marshall Tuck (Not business as usual.)

County Assessor

John Morris (His opponent is a piece of work.)


Jim McConnell (Yes, politics makes strange bedfellows.)

Ballot Propositions

“Why the unusual proposition numbering on this ballot?”
“Originally, the propositions were to be numbered consecutively, beginning with Prop. 43. However, the state Legislature renumbered the two propositions that it put on the ballot, Prop. 43 and Prop. 44, as Prop. 1 and Prop. 2, while leaving the rest of the numbers unchanged.”

Proposition 1 (was 43), Water Bond No.

Proposition 2 (was 44), Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act No.

Proposition 45, Insurance Companies Required to Justify Their Rates to the Public Initiative No.

Proposition 46, Increase in Cap on Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Initiative No.

Proposition 47, Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative No.

Proposition 48, Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts No.

Progressive Cop-Hater

Screen cap, just in case he has a lick of common sense and decides to delete this:


Here’s the Twitter link:

Oh look! He has a book at Amazon! Well that provided the perfect opportunity for me to share his “insight” with potential buyers! Always glad to help.


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