Monday, August 31, 2009

frightening bigotry

good luck with that!

another reason not to vote for repugs

in Missouri, scientific fact has become a religious issue

Missouri school district bans t-shirts for acknowledging evolution.
(Think Progress)
Someone just does not understand the concepts here...

i don't think that they have really thought this through

another disgusting, treasonous, anti-American hate-monger

calling repugs on their bs

Town hall attendees boo GOP lawmaker for claiming public option would have prevented child’s birth.

During a recent town hall meeting, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) told the story of a woman who was repeatedly denied care for her unborn child’s heart defect. After “hunting down specialists,” the woman “found one guy in Detroit who said, ‘I think we can get it done,’” Olson said. Seventeen days after the woman’s son was born, the child received the heart transplant. Olson then said that a public option would have prevented the woman from finding someone to help her unborn son. Many in the crowd promptly booed Olson:

OLSON: Britney is convinced that her son would not have been born if there was a public option. She wouldn’t have had the choices to be able to go find a doctor she wants. […] For those of you who say it’s not true, don’t talk to me, talk to Britney.

ATTENDEE 1: That’s not true!

ATTENDEE 2: The insurance company turned her down, not the government! The private insurance turned her down, not the government! My gosh! … That’s not the government!

OLSON: Texans, I want to thank you all for coming.

(Think Progress)
That's actually pretty ballsy - telling a story of insurance companies trying to prevent someone from getting care and then saying that a public option would have done the same thing!

not even trying to make sense

Huckabee: Kennedy Was Fighting Cancer To Deny Cancer Patients Ability To Fight The Disease
(Think Progress)
So, Kennedy's last months on earth, fighting for health care reform, was because he didn't want anyone else to have the type of health care that he had, even though that is what he was fighting for?

Do they even try for any form of logic anymore?

and yet Obama continues to try bi-partisanship

unapologetic repug's treasonous threats against the president reviled even by other repugs

not sure how I feel about this

Disney to buy comic book powerhouse Marvel for $4B
I hope that Disney doesn't sanitize the Marvel line, but I understand the need for an influx of money.
We'll see...

Friday, August 28, 2009

in what conceivable way?

continuing to encourage the right's sick, violent fantasies

Thursday, August 27, 2009

wow - yet another new low

Despite Steele Saying He’s Not Trying To ‘Scare’ People, RNC Poll Says Health Bill May Deny Care To Republicans
(Think Progress)
Of course, this is something that anyone could see bush doing, so I guess the repugs think that the Dems are as grotesquely partisan as they are.

can't we just deny them the funds?

Republicans Who Opposed The Stimulus Line Up To Criticize It Publicly, Request More Money Privately
(Think Progress)
Of course, they don't mean any of their criticisms - they just have to continue their "party of no" talking points - but can't we force them to have a press conference saying that they were wrong about the stimulus before receiving any funds?
Seems only fair...

repug policy encapsulated

Inhofe admits he’ll vote against health care bill without even reading it.
(Think Progress)
Proud to be the "party of no"...

the majority finally speaking up about health care

it didn't take long for the scum to surface

the bigots get more and more disgusting

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

what a sick, heartless f'k

this hypocrisy is so pervasive that it would be news if a repug did NOT engage in it

sick, bigoted high schoolers

my gawd, these people are twisted

Randall Terry ejected from Rep. Moran’s town hall.

Last month, Randall Terry, founder of the right-wing extremist group Operation Rescue, warned that his supporters might engage in violent acts of terrorism unless Congress prohibits abortion services from being covered in the new health reform legislation. Terry’s injection of violent rhetoric into the health care debate continued recently as he staged protests where he stabbed baby dolls. In Virginia last night, Terry was kicked out of a town hall held by Rep. James Moran (D-VA) and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean after he interrupted and accused Democrats of murdering babies. The Hill reports on Terry’s extreme protest last night:

The Moran town hall was the last stop on a 10-city tour for Randall Terry, the anti-abortion activist known for his extreme tactics.

Terry’s colleagues put on a skit with a man in an Obama mask pretending to whip a bloodied woman, who kept saying, “Massa, don’t hit me no more. I got the money to kill the babies.”

Terry himself dressed in a doctor’s lab coat and pretended to stab a woman in a gray wig.

“There’s no way to pay for this thing without killing granny,” Terry explained.

(Think Progress)
Crazy, violent, twisted and racist - these clowns have it all...

terribly sad

Edward M. Kennedy, the “liberal lion” of American politics, passed away this morning after serving in the U.S. Senate for nearly 50 years. President Obama said that the country had lost “the greatest United States Senator of our time,” adding, “For five decades, virtually every major piece of legislation to advance the civil rights, health and economic well being of the American people bore his name and resulted from his efforts. … An important chapter in our history has come to an end.”
(Think Progress)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

typical repug response since they have no arguments

I think that he wants to be reasonable in his heart but his party won't let him

seems reasonable since he deserted his post

standard repug lie

what he should have said is that repugs refuse to help her

that should go over well with the seniors

the right wing loves their crazies

it is not really a "conspiracy theory" when it is easily proven to be factually true

Monday, August 24, 2009

hard to even imagine

Feingold asks Obama to announce a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan.
(Think Progress)
How incredible would it be to be out of both of bush's wars?

aren't they over this idiocy yet?

Rep. Franks may file a lawsuit for Obama’s birth certificate.
(Think Progress)
This guy is also so delusional that he made this statement, so ya know he's crazy:
Franks also defended President Bush, saying “Americans will wish Bush was back as president.”


Sunday, August 23, 2009

mighty heartless

well, that's productive

Shimkus: Republican mantra to everything should be ‘Just Say No!’
(Think Progress)
Do they really not understand that the American public actually want things to get done and that obstructionism - especially in these trying times - is not particularly popular?
I guess they really just don't care about anything except not letting popular Democratic ideas move forward.

i guess this guy wasn't around for the bush presidency

Friday, August 21, 2009

a great compilation of bush's playing the terror card (over and over)

wow - is this repug pathetic or what?

WATCH: Jon Stewart Interviews Originator Of "Death Panel" Lies
(Huffington Post)
She just keeps lying about the bill and can't back up any argument with any facts.
If only actual newcasters did their job as well as this comedian...

WTF is wrong with Texas?

another violent repug

good advice, actually

do repugs even try to justify their absurd statements anymore?

more standard repug hypocrisy

I wish that Dems would pay attention to thi

is there really any difference between Fox & Conservative News Network

their pathetic desparation is showing again

National Review: Obama ‘frequently forgoes the necktie’…just like the Iranian regime does.
(Think Progress)
Do they really think that anyone in the world thinks like this?
And do they not remember bush's "average joe" persona?
Fuckin' absurd...

and this is a Dem - no wonder we're not getting anywhere

Rep. Rick Boucher expresses opposition to public option because it would be ‘very popular.’
(Think Progress)
These politicians sure love their lobbyists...

not like we didn't already know this - they were pretty freaking obvious

Ridge admits Bush administration pushed to raise security alert for political reasons on eve of re-election.
(Think Progress)
and more from the "well, duh" file:
Ridge: Rumsfeld and Ashcroft wanted to raise terror threat level because it helped Bush’s approval rating.
Isn't it "funny" that almost everything that liberals have ever said has been proven to be true (over and over again) and almost everything that conservatives have said has been proven to be false (over and over).


39% of Americans are not too bright

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

maybe she should read the constitution sometime since she is supposed to uphold it

but the repugs and the insurance companies want it out and that is all that seems to matter

we already knew that

more typical repug hypocrisy

and we can call you "jerk"

because this is something the repugs would do

we need more Barney Franks

Rep. Frank lashes out at protester for Nazi remark

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rep. Barney Frank lashed out at protester who held a poster depicting President Barack Obama with a Hitler-style mustache during a heated town hall meeting on federal health care reform.

"On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Frank asked the woman, who had stepped up to the podium at a southeastern Massachusetts senior center to ask why Frank supports what she called a Nazi policy.

"Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it," Frank replied.

He continued by saying her ability to deface an image of the president and express her views "is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."

Frank, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, sought to assure more than 500 people attending the rowdy meeting that the average taxpayer wouldn't be hurt by plans currently under consideration in Congress.

Some of those attending the meeting organized by the Democratic Town Committee of Dartmouth shouted and booed as Frank and others addressed the crowd.

At one point, Frank asked the crowd: "Which one of you wants to yell next?"


never ending

gosh, ya think?

Analysis: Liberals tired of health care compromise
Liberals are getting tired of spineless Dems capitulating to every absurd demand of the repugs, knowing full well that no matter how much the Dems give up, the repugs will never vote for any health reform?
Gee, why would that be?!

Let's f'k'ing get a real bill pushed through and forget the obstructionist repugs!!! WTF?!?! This is what the Dems were overwhelmingly voted into office to do! Remember mandates?!?! Or is that only for repugs?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

no one can be surprised at this, can they?

because lies are all they have - a never-ending repug saga

only in rove's mind

so, is Obama going to prove that he is just another politician?

Sebelius: Public insurance option not essential

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's health secretary is suggesting the White House is ready to accept nonprofit insurance cooperatives instead of a government-run public option in a health overhaul plan. A Republican senator says that is worth looking at.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says Obama still believes there should be choice and competition" in the health insurance market — but that a public option is "not the essential element."

Obama has been pressing for the government to run a health insurance organization to help cover the nation's nearly 50 million uninsured. But he had not seen a not-for-profit co-op as sufficient to offer consumers choice and competition that would bring down the costs of private insurance.


I know that Obama has always just been mildly center-left at best, but he did make some promises and it is very disappointing to see him act like just another politician who just makes campaign promises that he doesn't plan on keeping.

If he keeps this up, he will just have the entire populace mad at him - the conservatives for their imagined fears (that have nothing to do with reality) and the liberals and centrists for his pandering to the extreme right.

We still have to see how this plays out, but this is another issue that he should not bend on and that there is no reason for him to bend on and yet he continues to placate the right-wing extremists.

Is he really a conservative in disguise?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

speaking out agianst the lunatic lies

Obama invokes grandmother's death in health debate

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – Now, it's personal. President Barack Obama invoked his own anguish over the death of a loved one as he challenged the debunked notion that Democratic efforts to overhaul the nation's health care would include "death panels."

"I just lost my grandmother last year. I know what it's like to watch somebody you love, who's aging, deteriorate and have to struggle with that," an impassioned Obama told a crowd as he spoke of Madelyn Payne Dunham. He took issue with "the notion that somehow I ran for public office or members of Congress are in this so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma."

"When you start making arguments like that, that's simply dishonest — especially when I hear the arguments coming from members of Congress in the other party who, turns out, sponsored similar provisions," Obama said.


Friday, August 14, 2009



palin happy that we will get less coverage if the health care bill passes

he'll go along with any insanity as long as he gets his name in the paper

more repug lunacy

authorities need to start taking these crazies seriously

Police detain town hall protester carrying ‘Death to Obama’ sign.
The AP reports that the Secret Service “is investigating a man who authorities said held a sign reading ‘Death to Obama’ outside a town hall meeting” held by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD). yesterday. The protester’s sign also declared, “Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids.” The detention of the unidentified, 51-year-old man by local police comes on the heels of two Democratic members of Congress reporting that they received faxes to their offices featuring pictures of Obama accompanied by the phrase, “Death to All Marxists! Foreign and Domestic!”

(Think Progress)

hypocrisy comes naturally for repugs

Thursday, August 13, 2009

palin's real life death panel

more bigotry on display

one sick bitch

Ann Coulter: Ezekiel Emanuel "On My Death List" (VIDEO)
(Huffington Post)
They really can't control their lust for blood-thirsty violence, can they? I'm sure they revel in every attack that some lunatic makes that they are too cowardly to do themselves.
These repugs are so sick and twisted it turns my stomach...

hardly a surprise

this is the type of people the repugs are pandering to?

there is no depth that they will not sink for political gain

even though there are countless episodes of repugs using nazi imagery

Limbaugh pushes claim that swastika at Rep. Scott’s office was ‘fake’: ‘I don’t buy this.’

Yesterday, ThinkProgress noted that the Weekly Standard’s John McCormack leitimized fringe claims that the swastika found at Rep. David Scott’s (D-GA) office was “fake” by asking, “isn’t it more likely that this act of vandalism was committed by one of Scott’s supporters?” On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh pushed the same idea, declaring, “I don’t buy this. This is too politically convenient.” “I think the Democrats are doing this themselves,” said Limbaugh.

(Think Progress)

apparently, stupidity is catchy in the repug party

palin defends her insane "death panels" comment with quotes that have nothing to do with "death panels" in any way, shape or form

Palin doubles down on 'death panels'
Does she even listen to what she is saying? Her defense of these "mandatory death panels" is quoting provisions for vountary consultations.
Do even her defenders not see the disconnect?

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the gall...

Stephen Hawking Sets the Record Straight

Which the editorial board of Investors Business Daily obviously is, as they allowed this to be printed on their pages.

People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn't have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

Perhaps they don't have access to the Internets at Investors Business Daily, because even Wikipedia will tell you that Hawking is British, lives in Britain, and has lived to the age of 67 there, and was diagnosed with ALS under, and treated by the National Health Service for his entire adult life. They must have just been fooled by his voice synthesizer's American accent.

But just to make this absolutely clear, here's the man himself:

"I wouldn't be here today if it were not for the NHS," he told us. "I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived."

(Daily Kos)

and how is this a bad thing?

WSJ Reporters Mock Obama For Attention To Detail
(Huffington Post)
They can't honestly argue about his policies, so they have to try to make his good qualities seem bad...

more offensive lies

standard Fox hypocrisy and lies

the never-ending right-wing calls for violence

New Hampshire right-wing protester suggests sending ‘illegals’ home with a ‘bullet in their head.’
(Think Progress)
Second lawmaker receives threatening ‘Death to All Marxists’ fax with Obama’s picture on it.
(Think Progress)
Man, has the ever been a president that has fired up some many violent lunatics? I certainly have never seen anything like this in my lifetime and I have lived through some truly despicable president.

more on the astro-turfing of politics

more on the right-wing's insane imagination

Obama debunks right wing’s ‘enemies list’ conspiracy.
(Think Progress)
Though, of course, bush really was keeping tabs of every American, so I guess they think that this administration is just as bad as the last one.
Paul Broun: Obama’s ’socialist elite’ is planning to ‘declare martial law.’
(Think Progress)
How do they come up with this craziness? And how do they get anyone to believe it?

and I'm sure these same people thought that legitimate criticism of bush was out of line

disgusting vandals

Rep. Scott’s office vandalized with four-foot swastika.
(Think Progress)
And the right's typical reaction:
Weekly Standard: It’s ‘likely’ that the swastika at Rep. Scott’s office is a ‘fake hate crime.’
(Think Progress)
Despite the constant nazi rhetoric from the repugs, they still deny something like this? Seems like they should be proud of it.

more degenerate nuts

another promising economic sign

Monday, August 10, 2009

still more on health care

more violent loons

a complete lack of understanding of the issue

Angry Town Hall Participants Erupt, Demand ‘More Choice’ In Health Care
(Think Progress)
I actually thought I was reading this wrong at first. The protesters are demanding more choice from the representative that is trying to give them more choice!

crazies flocking together

it's like they are doing the Dems work for them, but the public just doesn't get it somehow...

stating facts and reporting on events is not terrorism

Pinkerton accuses ‘MSNBC and the liberal media’ of committing ‘the real terrorism.’
(Think Progress)
Wow - so now reporting is terrorism! Only a repug could resort to that type of offensive idiocy.

The real terrorism is the violence and intimidation caused by repugs who do not want the public to find out the facts because the facts have a "liberal bias".

i think this is the only sane thing I have ever heard from palin

Palin: Abstain from ‘intimidation’ or ‘harassment’ tactics at town halls.
(Think Progress)
But, really, good for her for this very uncharacteristic remark.

Health Insurance Reform Reality Check

Check it out to sort the facts from absurd fiction.

yet another example of typical repug hypocrisy

wow - a republican telling the truth!

more Dems need to get out there and debunk these blatant lies

can you imagine if someone tried this nonsense about bush?

GOP lawmaker hits Obama, ‘a guy that can’t even show a long-form birth certificate.’
(Think Progress)
Jeez, we were ridiculed for telling the truth about bush bailing on the air force - and a newscaster was forced to quit for that story - and yet this utter, blatant nonsense keeps going on and on...
Unbelievable - or, at least it would be if it wasn't a Democratic president...

Saturday, August 08, 2009

apparently still thinks that bush is president

the repugs whole policy was opposing the stimulus, so they don't know what to do or say now

oh, poor baby

Gonzales ‘angry’ his reputation has been tarnished: I don’t deserve this treatment.
(Think Progress)
Maybe he should have thought about that before he destroyed this country's reputation and ignored our constitution and f'k'd with our citizen's rights.


more repug calls for violence

he's gotta be careful about statements like these

Obama says `worst may be behind us' on recession
Even though he says "may be", at the slightest hint of any further economic problems the repugs are going to pounce on this statement. But, hopefully we really have reached a turning point.

can the repugs move past their racism now? (yeah, yeah, i know...)

Friday, August 07, 2009

palin shows that she is certifiably insane

Palin says Obama's health care plan is 'evil'

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Barack Obama's health plan "downright evil" Friday in her first online comments since leaving office, saying in a Facebook posting that he would create a "death panel" that would deny care to the neediest Americans.

"Who will suffer the most when they ration care? The sick, the elderly, and the disabled, of course," the former vice Republican presidential candidate wrote on her Facebook page, which has nearly 700,000 supporters.

"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,' whether they are worthy of health care. Such a system is downright evil," Palin wrote.


Yeah, such a thing would be "downright evil", if anyone was proposing anything even remotely like this.

"Death squads"?! How batshit insane does she sound?! How could any mildly intelligent person possibly believe anything this outrageous? Does anyone actually believe this lunacy?

This is so incredibly sick and twisted it is hard to believe that anyone could even make up such a wild accusation.


what a disturbing coincedence

Health Club Gunman Used Same Store As Va. Tech Shooter
(Huffington Post)
But we don't need stricted gun laws, do we?

Fox News blatantly shilling for the repugs

the sick and twisted right-wing can't handle the truth

an appropriate response

repugs just can't help lying

sure - this way he has more time for his Argentina

another GOP quitter

hopefully, we have started our turnaround

In good sign, job losses slow as unemployment dips
White House still warns of 10 percent jobless rate
Still have a long way to go, but at least we are now going in the right direction.
Now, if only the repugs will stop impeding our progress maybe we can get somewhere.

But, of course, the repugs have to call the success a failure anyway, because, after all, what else do they have?
Despite Jobs Report, Conservatives Still ‘Ready To Declare The Economic Stimulus Plan A Failure’
(Think Progress)

Thursday, August 06, 2009

repugs refusing any type of dialogue at all

The RNC has upped the stakes: Re-routed angry calls to the DNC
(Crooks and Liars)
They will go to any ends to avoiding talking about the issues with anyone!

do they really have no sense of irony?

Frank Luntz on Beck's show: The White House's language on astroturfers is 'pure hate'
(Crooks and Liars)
Wow - on Beck's show - of all places - someone calling anyone else hateful must have exploded every irony meter for miles!
I thought it was particularly hilarious when they start saying that the bush White House didn't resort to this type of language because they also didn't have to deal with this type of insane lies, hatred and racism. I can't even imagine how bush & cohorts would have responded if they received a small fraction of the invectives that Obama has received.

history has been made again

Senate confirms Sotomayor.
(Think Progress)

good for them!

Three advertisers drop Glenn Beck over his claim that President Obama is a ‘racist.’
(Think Progress)
Beck has the right to be incredibly stupid and offensive, but I'm glad that advertisers are exercising their right to not be associated with such sick behavior.

continuing to incite violence against Dems instead of talking about the issues

grotesque - and, of course, not true

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

weirder and weirder

sounds like a repug...

um...ya mean like they have been since their inseption?

again, where were these people when bush & the repugs were destroying this country?

Freshman Democratic lawmaker ‘physically assaulted at a local event’ by activists.
(Think Progress)
We have Obama and the Dems trying desperately to fix the horrific problems that bush left for this country and being threatened and assaulted. Yet, these people were thrilled with the destruction of America.
How anti-American are these assholes?


Liasson: ‘Cash for Clunkers’ program ‘is like a mini-Katrina.’
(Think Progress)
So, a program that has helped people finance new cars by giving them cash for their old cars is like the death and devestation wrought by Katrina?!
In what kinda world?!

more crazy conspiracies

New Fox Conspiracy: Cash for Clunkers Will Allow Gov’t To Seize ‘All Of Your Personal and Private Information’
(Think Progress)
Where were these guys when bush really was violating all of our rights?
Now they have to make up ridiculous stories to try to make Obama look even slightly as bad as bush was.

as it should

Gov't insurance would allow coverage for abortion
Unbelievable that some people think this is controversial...

hey - diplomacy works! go figure!

Freed journalists home in US after NKorea pardon
But, apparently repugs think that we shouldn't have asked for their release:
Even After North Korea Frees American Journalists, Bolton Insists Clinton Trip Was A Mistake
(Think Progress)
Just goes to show how heartless repugs are...
and more:
Right Wing Attacks Clinton’s Successful Trip To Free American Journalists In North Korea
(Think Progress)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


wow - good job Clinton!

usual repug hypocrisy

i guess if you don't look then you're not gonna see it

maybe not to him or his wealthy buddies, but it is to normal people

Rep. Peter King: Health care reform is ‘not a major issue.’
(Think Progress)
So says the person with government sponsored health care...

he's such a maverick

Monday, August 03, 2009

crazier and crazier

Orly Taitz Melts Down On MSNBC, Blames MSM "Brownshirts" (VIDEO)
(Huffington Post)
Ya gotta see this video! This woman is completely wacked!
I can't imagine anyone possibly taking her seriously...

more of the usual repug stimulus hypocrisy

After Opposing The Stimulus, Rep. Cao Now Working To ‘Channel’ Recovery Act Funds To New Orleans
(Think Progress)
Has anyone who opposed the stimulus actually refused all of the money?

Sunday, August 02, 2009

I guess he hasn't been following the Obama coverage

McCain "Saddened" By "Vicious Attacks" On Palin

Senator John McCain, (R-A.Z.), lamented on Sunday the treatment of the woman he tapped to be his vice president, declaring that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had been the victim of "vicious attacks" the likes of which he had never seen.

McCain insisted, during an interview with CNN's State of the Union, that Palin would continue to play an active and important role in Republican politics despite stepping down from the governor's chair. He called that decision to leave office a year-and-a-half prematurely, the "best" one Palin could have made for herself, her country, and her family.

Pointing to the Alaskan's critics, McCain said he was "kind of be saddened by the fact that there's still such vicious attacks on her and her family."

"I mean, I've never seen anything quite like it," he said, though it was unclear which critics he was referring to. "I respect her. I appreciate her. I think she has a role to play in the future."

Later in the segment, McCain said he would gladly have Palin campaign with him in Arizona, as he runs for re-election in 2010. He would not, conversely, commit to voting for her or any other potential Republican candidate for president in 2012, citing the distance between now and then, and the uncertainty of who, in fact, was going to make a White House run.

(Huffington Post)


I guess he has never seen such "vicious attacks" on a politician (apparently, repeating someone's own words is now a vicious attack - at least if they are a moron) because no one has been in the national spotlight who has been this unqualified.

But, if he is looking for completely unwarranted attacks, then he just has to watch the coverage of Obama - has any other natural born citizen who became president ever has his nationality questioned before - despite clear proof? Has any other president received such slanderous assaults for trying to help this country and our world? Yes, he has received legitimate criticism, but he has received far more absurd, biased, baseless attacks than Palin has, by a long shot.


they have no arguments so they resort to harassment

Right-Wing Harassment Strategy Against Dems Detailed In Memo: ‘Yell,’ ‘Stand Up And Shout Out,’ ‘Rattle Him’
(Think Progress)
Boy, does that show who has a real argument and who doesn't...

ultra-rich repugs again showing how out of touch they are

Giuliani Hopes For No Health Care Reform, Says Those Making ‘$250k Or More’ Are ‘Struggling’
(Think Progress)
Who among us wouldn't love to be "struggling" like that?

because the repugs know that government run health care is very efficient - because they have it!

Republicans Reveal Their Hypocrisy On Health Care, Refuse To Support Bill To Kill Government-Run Medicare
(Think Progress)
They just don't want the rest of us to have it, as well. But, they're still not dumb enough to vote against this supremely popular program that is exactly the same style of health care that the Dems are proposing.

can't we impeach insane politicians who can't separate their absurd religious beliefs from their duties to this country?

Lobbyist Dick Armey’s Pollution Gospel: ‘As An Article Of Faith,’ It Is ‘Pretentious’ To Believe In Global Warming

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) appeared as a witness for the Republican bicameral hearing on climate change legislation yesterday on Capitol Hill. Along with a cadre of polluter CEOs and Chamber of Commerce officials, Armey played his part leveling an array of attacks on any effort to transition to a clean energy economy.

As the hearing progressed, most of the witnesses spent their time recycling months-old debunked studies. But Armey distinguished himself by invoking a religious argument to back up his smears against what he called “environmental hypochondriacs” filled with “eco-evangelical hysteria.” Armey claimed that in his world view, because God created the heavens and the Earth, it would be “quite pretentious” for people to believe God would permit global warming to even occur:

DICK ARMEY: What I’m suggesting is we have a sort of an eco-evangelical hysteria going on and it leads me to almost wonder if we are becoming a nation of environmental hypochondriacs that are willing to use the power of the state to impose enormous restrictions on the rights and the comforts of, and incomes of individuals who serve essentially a paranoia, a phobia, that has very little fact evidence in fact. Now these are observations that are popular to make because right now its almost taken as an article of faith that this crisis is real. Let me say I take it as an article of faith if the lord God almighty made the heavens and the Earth, and he made them to his satisfaction and it is quite pretentious of we little weaklings here on earth to think that, that we are going to destroy God’s creation. [...]

SEN. ORRIN HATCH: Mr. Armey it’s great to have you here. Great to see you again and we appreciate all you’ve done throughout the years and your work on Capitol Hill. Great job.

(Think Progress)
It's so scary that politicians can use their ridiculous superstitions to argue against the health and safety of this country and the world.
Of course, they are really just helping their buddies in "Big Oil", but even the fact that they could use these "arguments" in the course of the official duties is fairly sickening...

lots of crazies in this country

Poll: Majority of Republicans are birthers.

A new DailyKos/Research2000 poll reveals the shocking news that 58 percent of Republicans sympathize with the far-right birthers. Twenty-eight percent don’t believe that President Obama was born in the U.S., and another 30 percent aren’t sure. The birther sentiment was strongest amongst people older than 60 and people living in the South. Politico’s Glenn Thrush asks, “When do we start a serious dialog about the Birther movement being a proxy for racism that is unacceptable to articulate in more direct terms?”

(Think Progress)
I had such high hopes for this country once we finally voted in - by a large margin - an intelligent, article, charming president.
But, obviously, the low lying fruit haven't gone away - and they're getting lots of media attention.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

just how stupid are people?

‘Kill Granny’ media campaign alarms seniors
Conservatives lead many to fear bill will lead to ‘euthanasia’ counseling
How could anyone possibly believe something as absurd as this?
I guess this just goes to show that conservatives are not too bright...