Seasons greetings!

Written by Scarabus

Get your great-great-grandparents’ formal mourning attire out of the attic so you’ll be ready in case Republicans take control of the Senate!


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There’s a show up at the Met right now featuring mourning garments from their Anna Wintour Fashion Center. Interesting stuff.

Is Rick Scott really a…?

Written by Scarabus


Fox News says, “We [mis]inform; we manipulate you through distraction, distortion, innuendo, misdirection; then we smirk while lisping, ‘But we trust you. You’re intelligent. We know that when you decide, you’ll make the right judgments’.”

OK. So, as Fox News might introduce it: 

Some make a big deal about the fact that while Rick Scott was C.E.O. he directed his company’s deliberate campaign to keep two sets of books in order to steal enormous sums from U.S. taxpayers – including Florida taxpayers. Was the company Scott controlled guilty of truly serious crimes? Sure. Everyone knows that. They were forced to pay more than half-a-billion dollar fine — the largest fine ever imposed. So what? That was the company. Was Scott himself fined or imprisoned? Absolutely not! Scott pled the Fifth time after time. For his stonewalling he not only escaped prison, he also earned a bonus from his corporation’s board for having kept them out of prison. How big a bonus?




No one denies that FIGURATIVELY Rick Scott made his fortune by sucking the life blood from the weak and vulnerable. Some say he has done so LITERALLY as well. In fact, many insist he is the real-life undead vampire Nosferatu, whose story is told in F.W. Murnau’s film. As you know, the title character (who goes by the name Count Orlock) was portrayed in that film by the great Max Schreck. Numerous highly placed sources say the NSA has ironclad classified information proving that Scott’s remarkable resemblance to “Orlock” might not be mere coincidence. Confidential informants claim to have heard Vice President Cheney grunt, “Ahr! Cough. We now know! Snarl!!”

Still, here at Faux Noise we never, ever try to influence our viewers. We merely inform. You decide. Watch this video snippet, make up your own mind, and let us know what you think.




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Does this make sense?

Written by Scarabus

I saw this link to a web story:


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I wondered… If you want to know why lower income young women aren’t joining the Marines, why ask high-income, no longer young women? Why not ask the sort of women you’re actually trying to recruit?


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Fox’s Kimberley Guilfoyle complains that young women “just don’t get it.”

Written by Scarabus


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Fox News Thinks Young Women Are Too Busy With Tinder to “Get” Voting

Wed Oct. 22, 2014 3:09 PM EDT
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, a woman, shared some advice for us feeble-minded young ladies out here: Let’s not burden ourselves with voting! After all, we’re far too busy swiping for a man on Tinder to cast an educated vote in the midterm elections, or any election for that matter.

“It’s the same reason why young women on juries are not a good idea,” Guilfoyle explained to her approving co-hosts. “They don’t get it!”

“They’re not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. They’re like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world,” she added.




Believe it or not, I agree with Ms. Guilfoyle on one crucial point: There’s at least one woman shown in this cartoon who is too ignorant; self-absorbed; complacent; lacking in empathy, sensitivity, awareness, and understanding to be trusted to vote wisely. Guess which one I’m thinking of! [Hint: She appears in more than one frame.]


If you watch the whole video clip Mother Jones references, you’ll see a curious dance. 

  • Democrats have had a big advantage among younger unmarried women.
  • No, not really. The statistics have been wrong.
  • No, the statistics have been right, and they’re changing now in our favor.
  • Younger, unmarried women are too [supply your own pejorative adjectives] to be voting.
  • Who cares, as long as they’re voting for us?


BTW, the asset shown in the lowest right frame really is Guilfoyle’s.

Breaking news! God (three-)personally delivers a promise to Steve King!

Written by Scarabus


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Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 10:10 AM PDT

Rep. Steve King: ‘I don’t expect to meet’ gay people in heaven

by Hunter

It looks like our national respite from Rep. Steve King and his mouth was to be short lived.

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Kiron, suggests gays won’t make it to heaven. What’s more, in an interview, King intimated that the divorced or cohabitators could be thwarted in the pursuit of eternal salvation as the Christian faith teaches it.

Not just The Gays, mind you, but cohabiters! And the divorced! You’re all going to Hell, you monsters! No really, let’s take a moment to absorb the wisdom here, because as far as Rep. Steve King is concerned a goodly portion of all of Iowa is going straight to hell, and Donald Trump too. King seems to know just how he’s coming off, but he Just. Can’t. Help it.

King declined to say whether he thought divorce or cohabitation are sins.

“I think that I’ll not comment on that part,” King said. “I’ll just say that what was a sin 2,000 years ago is a sin today, and people that were condemned to hell 2,000 years ago, I don’t expect to meet them should I make it to heaven. So let’s stick with that principle.”


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Everyone should be informed about this issue! It’s essential that we keep the internet open and free.

Written by Scarabus



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Comcast wants to take total control over our Internet, and then kill it. Now we have to fight back before it’s too late.

The cable giant is pushing to buy out its key competitor, Time Warner, in a monster merger that would hand Comcast an unprecedented monopoly across the country. If Comcast wins, we can expect higher bills and a slower Internet for everyone — except for Comcast’s corporate buddies willing to pay for fast access.

Rejecting this merger should be a no brainer. But the man meant to hold Comcast to account at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) — Tom Wheeler — is a former Big Cable lobbyist. He’s under growing pressure, but more of us need to speak up to get him to do what’s right.

We need to weigh in now, before official public comments on this corporate merger close. If hundreds of thousands of us speak up now, we can hold Wheeler to account, and force him to consider the overwhelming public opposition to this Comcast Internet takeover.


A click on the image above will take you to a page where you can sign a petition. Think of “net neutrality” as meaning equal access to the internet, equal speed uploading and downloading. No second-class citizenship, and no first-class citizenship.

Picture this: Everyone ate too many double-salted chips and peanuts, too much salty soy-soaked steamed dumplings. Then everyone downed too many pints of stout or lager. Now, understandably, there’s a line outside the door of the restroom. Does Dowager Duchess Dowdy get to go to the head of the line because she has higher rank, furrier furs, sparklier gemstones? Nope! Tough cookies, Cookie! Does Steroidal Stu get to pop his pec and pop Simpering Simpson onto his bony butt and take his place in line? Nope! Equal opportunity for everyone.

Yeah, I know. Ridiculously over the top. I apologize.


If you need to refresh your memory about what the fight for “net neutrality” is about and why it matters so deeply, here’s a much more substantive and articulate place to start:



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 Here’s the personal comment I added when I signed the petition. Excitable and “arch,” I suppose, but I meant it.


It’s never been true that what’s good for G.M. is necessarily good for America. Sometimes it is; sometimes it’s not. And I’m talking about the more sophisticated way of reading that assertion — namely, that the conditions which make G.M. prosper also make the U.S. prosper. The reading that by making G.M. rich one will make the rest of America better off goes beyond absurd to obscene.

If you substitute “Comcast” for “G.M.” in that opening paragraph, you leave the assertion equally absurd and even more obscene. G.M. might control access to certain automobiles, but Comcast aspires to filter, throttle, and “spin” public access to knowledge and information.

Business serves the interest of business. The FCC is supposed to serve the interest of the public. Access to the range of frequencies suitable for communication belongs to the common, not to the wealthiest and most powerful. The job of the FCC is not to promote business but to act as steward of that common good.

Please protect democracy and the common interest. Please keep shackled the lean, gray wolves of greed for wealth and power and ultimately complete oligarchy. That is your responsibility, moral as well as legal.


Gimme Gimme!!! Installment 4

Written by Scarabus

This should speak for itself. Be sure to read their last robo-mail response!


I say “last” because my young friend Kevin has persuaded me to send such fecal matter straight to the junk file without wasting time on it.


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