Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I think the tea party's favorite freshman congressman never learned that lesson every other sensible, reasoned, level-headed individual learns when (not) responding to that bitch in 407 who passive-aggressively chastises you to the entire apartment listserv for taking her wet clothes out of the washer in the laundry room and consequently losing her favorite pair of pajama jeans, and that is to file these under: "E-mails One Composes for the Express Purpose of Achieving Personal Catharsis Before Deleting from Drafts Instead of Sending."

This child is a member of Congress. And I can link you to every insane, misogynistic, racist, inappropriate, and hurtful thing this former biker gang member (Outlaws 4 Lyfe!) has ever said or done, but a simple Google search should suffice. For now, relish this e-mail to the ever graceful Congresswoman and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-FL (cc Nancy Pelosi et al FTW!)

From: Z112 West, Allen
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 04:48 PM
To: Wasserman Schultz, Debbie
Cc: McCarthy, Kevin; Blyth, Jonathan; Pelosi, Nancy; Cantor, Eric
Subject: Unprofessional and Inappropriate Sophomoric Behavior from Wasserman-Schultz

Look, Debbie, I understand that after I departed the House floor you directed your floor speech comments directly towards me. Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up. Focus on your own congressional district!

I am bringing your actions today to our Majority Leader and Majority Whip and from this time forward, understand that I shall defend myself forthright against your heinous characterless behavior……which dates back to the disgusting protest you ordered at my campaign hqs, October 2010 in Deerfield Beach.

You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!

Steadfast and Loyal

Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)


H/t Ben Smith, Politico with more context.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Eating Our Peas

If you're a Republican, watch this. If you're a Democrat, watch this. Both of you listen.

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Why Do American Soccer Teams Insist On Raising My Blood Pressure?

I don't think Americans need further evidence as to why the FIFA World Cup is one of the most thrilling and uplifting sporting events in human history than last year's mens team's miracle finish against Algeria and today's womens team's unbelievable, improbable, scrappy, determined, and just victory over Brazil today. I feel so sorry for any sports fan that did not witness this match for the ages; highlights won't do it justice. Overcoming (as the men did a year ago) egregious and appallingly horrible calls by the referee and lineswomen (FIFA must take action. Even the British commentator gave up on trying to defend the officials), playing a woman down for nearly an hour of clock time, scoring the latest goal (see Abby "Will To Fucking Win" Wambach above) in World Cup history to tie the game, and converting every penalty kick to eliminate a powerhouse team with one of the world's most gifted players, our women offered a literal display of the meaning of perseverance. We hear the words "testament to the American spirit" thrown around as a fluff line a lot. I can't think of many better ways to demonstrate the true nature of that spirit to the rest of the world than our girls did today on one of the most heralded of stages. When German fans are chanting "U-S-A! U-S-A!" along with those right, white, and blue-faced hooligans, you know you've won more than respect. You've won hearts.

Speaking of winning hearts, congratulations Hope Solo. I'm yours.

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