Friday, February 26, 2010

totally insane

heartless repugs


GOP Rep: Blacks Worse Off Now Than Under Slavery (VIDEO)
(Huffington Post)
His "logic" is that because a number of black women elect to have abortions (due to lack of access to contraceptives), this is somehow worse than slavery.
No, I have no idea how an elective surgery is worse than being enslaved, but this jackass thinks so...

oh the poor lobbyists

showing how much he cares for the American public

Thursday, February 25, 2010 do know that McCain has been complaining about everything that Obama has done since he took office, right?

no kidding - everyone else knew this a year ago

but, of course, it did

Steele: ‘Dog And Pony’ Televised Health Care Summit ‘Should Have Taken Place A Year Ago’
(Think Progress)
The repugs wouldn't cooperate then and haven't tried to cooperate at all since...

repugs lie to try to claim non-existent Dem hypocrisy

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

wanting to waste time with conspiracy theories

Senator Inhofe Wants Justice Dept To Investigate "Global Warming Hoax"
(Crooks and Liars)
I certainly no one gives this nutcase the time of day and certainly not the resources to waste trying to dispute proven science.

more of the standard repug hypocrisy

not even pretending to try to be productive

The Gang That Can’t Think Straight: 6 GOP Senators Vote For Jobs Bill After Joining Filibuster Two Days Earlier
(Think Progress)
Obviously, these repugs are not voting per their beliefs, only per politics, which they obviously hold in a higher regard than anything, including their constituents.
Why did these pricks even get into politics in the first place? (Yes, I know, it wasn't to help people, it was for money and pwoer, but jeez...)

not understanding the concept

getting too crazy for the crazies

The Right-Wing Backlash Against Glenn Beck: Stop Being A ‘Clown’ Who’s Trying To Divide Conservatives
(Think Progress)
No one seems to like him and yet he is very popular. I guess he just draws in the wackos despite any political affiliation.

which repugs think equals zero

and that would be bad?

In Effort To Smear The President, Gingrich Suggests Obama Would Have Allied With Anti-Nazi Party
(Think Progress)
They are so desperate to smear that they don't even care if they make sense - they count on the ignorance of their listeners.

even Santorum denouncing repug hypocrisy

because they have to find something to piss and moan about

After complaining that health care bills were too long, Boehner now complains that Obama’s is too short.
(Think Progress)
Of course, as Rachel Maddow pointed out, the brievity actually means that this is simply a list of the items that the WH feels needs to be updated or addressed within the actual bill. But admitting that would simply be too truthful for any repug.

I hope that the FBI is watching this guy

headline fo the day

Monday, February 22, 2010


more lies

repug admitting that he doesn't want to do anything for the country

guess he's trying to prove that he's not a complete asshole

sounds like the dad wasn't the only crazy in the family

Samantha Bell, Joe Stack's Daughter, Calls Father A 'Hero' But Denounces Plane Crash (VIDEO)
(Huffington Post)
I'd say that this woman, who lives in Norway, needs to be on our no-fly list!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

this alone would guarantee his re-election

repugs love their ultra-rich pals - don't care so much for the rest of us

more people need to explain this to morons who can't - or don't want to - understand

what a surprise

Friday, February 19, 2010


Poll: Large Number Of Texans Doubt The Theory Of Evolution, Believe In Human-Dinosaur Coexistence
(Think Progress)
I'm really scared that the movie Idiocracy is going to become reality...

repugs don't care about right-wing domestic terrorism

disgusting WTF repug proposal

Utah state senator wants to create holiday honoring ‘gun pioneer’ on MLK Day.
(Think Progress)
Honoring on "gun pioneer" on a day celebrating a pacifist who was murdered by a gun-wielding maniac?

Do the repugs have a contest to see who can be the most offensive?

no way that Obama can win with repugs

Bush Official Criticizes Obama For Killing Too Many Terrorists
(Huffington Post)
So, he's doing a better job at fighting the war on terror than bush did and that is now somehow bad?

Thursday, February 18, 2010



oblivious to irony

how has this ridiculousness gained any traction?

CPAC Speakers Bash Obama’s Use Of A Teleprompter — While Standing In Front Of A Teleprompter
(Think Progress)
This really, honestly boggles me...Everyone uses a teleprompter in public speaking - everyone. Obama is a fantastic, charismatic speaker and that is plain fact, so the repugs try to impugn that by saying that it is all because of a teleprompter despite all evidence to the contrary.

I would think even partisan repugs would think this was absurd, but I guess I can't underestimate some people's stupidity...

sickeningly cruel

Kansas lawmaker compares rape to auto theft.

Kansas lawmakers are currently considering a law that would bar insurance providers from covering elective abortions — unless a woman pays extra for a special plan. The problem with such coverage, however, is that it forces women to “plan for a completely unexpected event.” The bill “wouldn’t apply to abortions performed to save the life of a woman, or to pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.” However, in the latter case, women would first be forced to file a police report:

The bill would require a police report to be filed if the woman wants an abortion to be covered by her insurance under the incest or rape exemptions. [...]

“You’d have to have a report that someone stole your car,” said Rep. Steve Brunk, a Bel Aire Republican. “This is kind of the same thing.”

“Rape is a deeply traumatic event,” Sandy Barnett, director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, explained. “Often (victims) are afraid of law enforcement and the criminal justice system itself.” Requiring women to purchase a special abortion “rider” is discriminatory, since there is no comparable extra coverage that men need to purchase. As Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has asked, would men who support an abortion rider also support a rider for Viagra?

(Think Progress)

but this is an idea that would guarantee their re-election and no Dems seem to want that

Seven more Democratic Senators have signed onto a petition asking Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring the public option up for a vote under budget reconciliation rules. Eleven Senators have now signed the letter, and a few others have expressed interest in the idea.

(Think Progress)


Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell suggested on Fox News’ website this week that “President Obama’s nomination of two liberal law professors to senior posts constitutes a ‘pogrom’ against Christians.” Blackwell is currently a senior fellow at the Family Research Council and a fellow at Liberty University.

(Think Progress)
Non-sequitur alert!

blatantly lying in order to falsely accuse Obama of lying

Confused Karl Rove Falsely Accuses Obama Of Having ‘A Little Bit Of Confusion’ About Stimulus Jobs Numbers
(Think Progress)
It would have been impossible for Rove to not realize that he was blatantly lying - what a scumbag.
But, of course, lies are all they have...

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

McCain continuing to flip-flop

and even more on the continued repug stimulus hypocrisy


CPAC will feature a Pelosi piñata and Reid punching bag.
(Think Progress)
Just try to imagine what it would be like if the Dems had tried something like this when bush was in power.
You can't, of course, because it would never have happened, but the media would go crazy over this if Dems were doing it.
But, the repugs do like their violence...


Hayworth: Birtherism is an ‘identity theft’ issue.
(Think Progress)
Is he saying that he doesn't think Obama is Barack H. Obama? WTF?

rejecting the offensive loon

not exactly a controversial statement

Obama says stimulus bill saved troubled economy
Of course, more needs to be done and more should have been done at the outset, but all reputable economists agree that the stimulus kept the economy from getting worse. No one other than crazy ideologues would argue otherwise.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

more of the usual repug hypocrisy

I didn't realize that Trump was a lying idiot, too

uniting against bigots

well that makes sense

grotesque bigotry

conservatives want to make everyone stupider

amazing how "liberal" someone can be when it affects someone in their own family

don't you miss the old days when crazy people just stood on street corners and raved?

well, duh - we've been saying this for months

and why should anyone listen to this deserter that lives on the other side of the country (when he's not in South America)?

what happened to safe alternative energies?

Obama unveils plan to build 1st nuclear plant in decades
I think that Obama is just trying to piss people off now...

f'k'd up

1959 conviction still haunts gay man seeking work
How does something like this still even show up on someone's record?
Just shows how backwards we still are.

actually fighting the war on terror

Taliban leader's arrest a new blow to insurgents
Hopefully, this isn't just a PR move, like all these announcements were under the bush administration, and Obama really is moving forward on this...

not a bad idea, actually

Disillusioned Bayh advocates electoral “shock” to broken system

In an interview on MSNBC this morning, newly retiring Sen. Evan Bayh declared the American political system "dysfunctional," riddled with "brain-dead partisanship" and permanent campaigning. Flatly denying any possibility that he'd seek the presidency or any other higher office, Bayh argued that the American people needed to deliver a "shock" to Congress by voting incumbents out in mass and replacing them with people interested in reforming the process and governing for the good of the people, rather than deep-pocketed special-interest groups.

Bayh's announcement stunned the American political world, as up until just last week he looked to be well on his way to an easy reelection for a third term in the Senate, and his senior staff was aggressively pursuing that goal.But Bayh had apparently become increasingly frustrated in the Senate. In this morning's interview he noted that just two weeks ago, Republicans who had co-sponsored a bill with him to rein in the deficit turned around and voted against their own bill. He also stated repeatedly that members of his own party should be more willing to settle for a compromise rather than holding out for perfection.

"Sometimes half a loaf is better than none," Bayh insisted.

It's no secret that the Senate has struggled to take action this year. With the two major parties unusually far apart in their substantive proposals for the direction of the country, even finding half a loaf to agree on has been difficult. Though the Democrats have had a substantial majority in the Senate for the last year, Republicans have escalated their threats to use filibusters (by forcing a cloture vote, see the graph below) to force Democrats to come up with 60 votes to pass any major legislation. And after Scott Brown's election to the Senate last month gave Republicans a 41st seat, health-care reform and other Democratic goals were stopped dead in their tracks.


Friday, February 12, 2010

no low these clowns won't sink to in order to spout their lies

hardly a surprise after her last embarassment

vile, demented scumbag

after more than a year in office, some of Obama's nominees finally getting confirmed

Obama ‘wins showdown’ with Republicans as the Senate confirms 27 of his high-level nominees.

At the beginning of this week, the Senate was sitting on 63 of President Obama’s nominees because of holds placed on them by one or more senators. In a bipartisan meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday, Obama warned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that he would be forced to make a large number of recess appointments if Republicans didn’t stop their politicking and help break the “unprecedented” logjam before the Senate’s Presidents’ Day recess. Today, the Senate finally confirmed 27 of these nominees. However, in his statement, Obama held out the possibility of using recess appointments in the future if Republicans continue to block his nominees:

While this is a good first step, there are still dozens of nominees on hold who deserve a similar vote, and I will be looking for action from the Senate when it returns from recess. If they do not act, I reserve the right to use my recess appointment authority in the future.

Politico has a full list of the confirmations here. One person still outstanding is Marisa Demeo to serve on the D.C. Superior Court. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) has been blocking this openly gay Latina from receiving an up or down vote because of concerns over her “leftist activism.” Republicans are insisting that Obama didn’t win this “showdown” because they “blinked,” but rather that this large number of confirmations is just “what happens before a recess.”

(Think Progress)

bigots desecrating house of god

bi-partisanship doesn't help anyone if it creates a bad bill

Senate Dems ax bipartisan jobs bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats scrapped a bipartisan jobs bill in favor of one they say is leaner and focused solely on putting Americans back to work, and they're all but daring Republicans to vote against it.

The new, stripped-down proposal followed criticism that the bipartisan version wouldn't create many jobs.

The switch brought sharp accusations of reneging from Republicans who thought they had a deal, jeopardizing a brief attempt at bipartisan lawmaking.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest bill focuses on several popular provisions aimed at boosting job creation, including a new tax break negotiated with Republicans for companies that hire unemployed workers and for small businesses that purchase new equipment. It also would renew highway programs and help states and local governments finance large infrastructure projects.

Reid, D-Nev., put forward the pared-back plan after Senate Democrats balked at a broader bill stuffed with unrelated provisions sought by lobbyists for business groups and doctors. The surprise blew apart an agreement with key Republicans like Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who worked with Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., for weeks to produce a bill containing the extra provisions.

The original bill had won support from across the political spectrum, from President Barack Obama as well as conservative Republicans in the Senate, offering the promise of a rare bipartisan package in a Congress that has been gripped by partisan fights. To get that support, however, the package had morphed into a 361-page grab bag of provisions that included extending benefits to the unemployed and tax breaks for businesses.

Now, the bipartisan agreement is off.

"Our side isn't sure that the Republicans are real interested in developing good policy and to move forward together," said Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del. "Instead, they are more inclined to play rope-a-dope again. My own view is, let's test them."

Said Reid: "Republicans are going to have to make a choice. I don't know in logic what they could say to oppose this."

Reid officially put the measure before the Senate on Thursday evening, setting up a key test vote when the chamber returns the week of Feb. 22. He'll need at least one GOP vote to prevail in a filibuster challenge.

Republicans said they were blind-sided by Reid's about-face.

Grassley spokeswoman Jill Kozeny said in an e-mail that Reid "pulled the rug out from work to build broad-based support for tax relief and other efforts to help the private sector recover from the economic crisis."

The bigger bill got a decidedly mixed reception at a luncheon meeting of Democrats, many of whom were uncomfortable with supporting a bill containing so many provisions unrelated to creating jobs, including loans for chicken producers and aid to catfish farmers.

The provisions also included a $31 billion package of tax breaks for individuals and businesses, an extension of several parts of the USA Patriot Act and higher payments for doctors facing Medicare payment cuts.

The surprise move appears to insulate Democrats from criticism that greeted the earlier, lobbyist-backed legislation first leaked on Tuesday and officially unveiled by Baucus and Grassley — to praise from the White House — only hours before Reid's announcement.

The centerpiece of Reid's new bill is a $13 billion payroll tax credit for companies that hire unemployed workers. The idea, by Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, would exempt businesses hiring unemployed workers in 2010 from the 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax for those hires.

It also would provide an additional $1,000 tax credit for workers retained for a full year and deposit an additional $20 billion into the federal highway trust fund — money that would have to be borrowed. There's also $2 billion to subsidize bond issues by state and local governments for large infrastructure projects

But Republicans are irate at the tactics and said Reid had gone back on a deal reached with some of the Senate's heaviest hitters, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.


Are the Dems finally realizing that the repugs are not negotiating in good faith at all and that the Dems need to simply circumvent the repugs in order to get anything positive done for this country?

tea-baggers upset at accurate description in Marvel Comics

Marvel Comics' depiction of anti-tax protesters inspires anger, apology

Since 1941, Captain America has been one of the most popular comic book characters around. The fictional super-patriot fought Nazis during World War II, took on those who burned the American flag during the Vietnam era, and raked in hundreds of millions of dollars for Marvel Comics along the way. Now, the appearance that he is taking on the Tea Party Movement in a storyline about investigating white supremacists has forced Marvel to apologize for the comic hero.

Issue 602 of the comic features Captain America investigating a right-wing anti-government militia group called "the Watchdogs". Hoping to infiltrate the group, Captain America and his African-American sidekick The Falcon observe an anti-tax protest from a rooftop. The protestors depicted are all white and carry signs adorned with slogans almost identical to those seen today in Tea Party rallies like "tea bag libs before they tea bag you" and "stop the socialists."

The Falcon mentions that the gathering appears to be "some kind of anti-tax protest" and notes that "this whole 'hate the government' vibe isn't limited to the Watchdogs." He then tells Captain America that he doesn't think their plan will work because "I don't exactly see a black man from Harlem fitting in with a bunch of angry white folks." Captain America then explains that his plan entails sending The Falcon in among the group posing as an IRS agent under the thinking that a black government official will most certainly spark their anger.

The clear implicit attack on the Tea Party Movement was first noticed by Publius' Forum's Warner Todd Huston. When a minor uproar ensued, Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Joe Quesada spoke to Comic Book Resources and defended the issue while apologizing for the panel that seemed to tie real-life Tea Party protesters to the fictional group depicted in the book.

Saying that he could "absolutely see how some people are upset about this," Quesada said that there was "zero discussion to include a group that looked like a Tea Party demonstration," adding, "There was no thought that it represented a particular group."

Quesada then went on to say that Marvel would "apologize for and own up to" a series of "stupid mistakes" that led to them "accidentally identifying" one of the members of the protest group "as being a part of the Tea Party instead of a generic protest group." He explained that they were on deadline to get the issue to the printer for publication, and in the course of sending it off it was noticed that the signs in the scene contained no words or phrases. He said the editor then asked the letterer to "fudge in some quick signs" and that in the "rush to get the book out of the door," the letterer "looked on the net and started pulling slogans" from signs captured in photographs at Tea Party protests in order to make them appear "believable."

In response to Marvel's explanation and apology, Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips told Yahoo! News that it "sounds less like a genuine 'we're sorry' than it does a 'we're sorry we got caught' statement."

"When I was a child in the '60s Captain America was my favorite superhero," he said. "It's really sad to see what has traditionally been a pro-America figure being used to advance a political agenda."

Ed Brubaker, the writer of the controversial Captain America story, told Fox News that any and all references to "tea bag" will be removed from all future editions of Marvel Comics.


I guess these complainers don't realize that Captain America has always stood for our Constitution and not for bigots and secessionists.

saving the Hollywood sign

Welcome to Sallywood? Iconic LA landmark gets facelift
Hollywood needs to maintain that sign. I was there for about 25 years and would see the sign every day. It would be terrible to lose it. I know that LA isn't known for preserving its history, but this needs to be done.

get well, soon

just how wimpy is this administration?

Administration may abandon civilian 9/11 trial
Will this administration do anything that is has said it will do?! Do they have any believes and principles at all?
I mean, I'm glad that we no longer have bush/cheney and were not saddled with McCain/Palin, but fuck it would be nice if Obama did something and stuck to his guns on something - anything...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

best of luck President Clinton!

McCain the panderer

McCain Backs Down To Hannity: ‘I Never Quite Understood’ Global Warming
(Think Progress)
Whatever happened to the "maverick"?

so he doesn't want to end DADT because doing so would offend terrorists?!

Missouri Lawmaker’s Argument Against Repealing DADT: It Would Be A ‘Cultural Affront’ To Terrorists
(Think Progress)
I didn't realize that the repugs cared so much for the feelings of terrorists...

thank you, Biden, for calling the repugs on their obstructionism

repug science-deniers

Glenn Beck: ‘There aren’t enough knives’ for ‘dishonored’ climate scientists to kill themselves.
Sarah Palin calls global warming studies ‘snake oil science.’
(Think Progress)
Of course, Beck has to throw in a clal to violence as well - won't be beck without that, I guess...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Maddow on repug hypocrisy

Via Daily Kos.

Dems have to take this at heart and stop the ridiculous attempt at placating the repugs, who are going to vote no, regardless of their hoenst beliefs.

disgusting, part two

Pam Geller tries to tell Ron Reagan Jr. she knows better what his father would think of Palin
(Crooks and Liars)
She literally tells Reagan's son that he never met his father! Wow....


GOP Senate candidate compares embryonic stem cell research to ‘what the Nazis did to the Jews.’
(Think Progress)
What a sick and twisted mutherfucker. It si vile that someone this grotesque can even have a chance at a public office.

cuz repugs hate anyone who tells the truth

once again, lies are all they have

Attempting To Justify His Double Standard, Gingrich Falsely Claims Richard Reid Was An American Citizen
(Think Progress)
Thankfully, this was a Jon Stewart interview, so he corrected Gingrich.

logical advice

Calling GOP Obstruction ‘Disgraceful,’ Reid Urges Obama To Recess Appoint ‘All’ Held-Up Nominees
(Think Progress)
Considering how many extremely unqualified people bush appointed during recesses because even the repugs at the time couldn't vote for them in good concience, Obama should take this advice to avoid the pointless repug obstructionism.

nice that someone in the media is stating the facts about GW

D.C. Snowstorm: How Global Warming Makes Blizzards Worse
It is utterly annoying that no one corrects the repugs when they make the absurd statement that if we had global warming we wouldn't have bad winters.
We need more people reporting the scientific facts ike this.

But the idiots keep repeating their idiocy:
Hannity: Snow Storms ‘Seem To Contradict Al Gore’s Hysterical Global Warming Theories’
(Think Progress)

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

ok, this is just getting boring and stupid(er) now

Rep. Deal says he’s not questioning Obama’s ‘legitimacy’ while asking for his birth certificate.
(Think Progress)
These clowns really have to come up with something new. This is gone on way too long.

and yes, still more repug obstructionism

there's our liberal media again

Despite all the nice talk, partisanship reigns
The entire article talks about how mean and divisive the Dems & Obama are and never once mentions the fact that the repugs have flat out stated that they will not vote for anything that the Dems come up with and their entire strategy is "just say no".

When that is one side's starting point, there is not much room for bi-partisanship, no matter how hard Obama and the Dems try.

I would hope that he would do whatever is necessary to stop the obstructionism

do they think that we've already forgotten the stock market crash?

Rep. Blackburn touts Social Security privatization.
(Think Progress)
I guess they have no problem with gambling with our futures - as long as they are still ultra-wealthy...

the further adventures of repug obstructionism

Monday, February 08, 2010

really? That's going to be your excuse for this?

Fox News: Palin’s ‘Telepalmer’ Notes Were A Clever Plot To Call Attention To Obama’s Teleprompter
(Think Progress)
Man, the imagination you have to have to be a repug and to come up for defenses for repugs!

yeah, that'll be really popular

Bachmann’s Plan: To Deal With Debt, We Must ‘Wean Everybody’ Off Social Security, Medicare
(Think Progress)
These ultra-wealthy repugs relaly have no idea how the rest of us live, do they? These plans are literally a matter of life or death for many Americans.


Rep. John Murtha, Iraq war critic, dies at 77
Obviously, not flawless, but he was not afraid to stand up and tell the truth in the face of repug smears.

Gee, what a surprise!

GOP cool to Obama call for two-party health talks
Almost as if they don't want to actually accomplish anything, but simply want to block any attempt at reform...

And yet Obama keeps trying...Almost makes me doubt his intelligence at times...

apparently, he loves to bash his head against the wall in order to accomplish nothing

Obama invites GOP leaders to health care talk
The whole reason we do not have health care reform already is because he has been placating repugs and now he wants to do it some more? He knows that they are just going to vote against it in the end - that is their entire agenda.

What's that definition of insanity again?

Sunday, February 07, 2010

more on the disgusting hypocrite

I don't know if this is for real, but if

Did Palin write the answers to Tea Party Convention questions on her hand?
(Think Progress)
She can't even remember the talking points that she has been using for the last year or two non-stop?
Just how dumb is this person?

pandering to pathetic ignorance

Virginia GOP Mocks Epic Snow Storm As ‘12 Inches Of Global Warming’
(Think Progress)
I don't know if the politicians are seriously this ignorant themselves or if they just count on their constituents to be.

really no understanding at all

Palin: Obama could win votes by playing 'war card'
She really doesn't get it, does she?
Obama is not unpopular (comparatively) because he isn't more like bush but because he hasn't distanced himself enough from him.
Also, he has been far too slow to follow through on his campaign promises and do what needs to be done for this country.
If he just stops being a wimp and gets even one major things done before this November, he can save the party. DADT, Gitmo, Iraq, HCR - just do something to show that the Dems aren't completely worthless...

But, of course, she isn't actually trying to give any serious advice, she is just pandering to her looney-toon base.

no, the absurdity is the thought of her as president

Palin says 'absurd' not to ponder presidential bid
She still doesn't realize that she is a joke to the majority of Americans and the world, does she?

this is news? That's all she's done since she first appeared

Saturday, February 06, 2010


Utah state representative claims climate change is a ‘conspiracy’ aimed at population control.
(Think Progress)
Having a healthier, cleaner, safer world will result in population control? As opposed to the man-made and natural disasters caused by climate change that destroys populated areas and even whole islands now?

how out of touch is this guy?

because she is a hypocrite who uses her children as political props and nothing more

Palin's campaign against the "R-word" hits snag with Limbaugh
Again, no surprise here - she wanted to make political points by bashing a private conversation that Rahm had, but she can't bash Limbaugh for publicly saying worse things because that would offend her hypocritical base.

It has nothing to do with her being offended but it has everything to do with playing politics with her special needs child, which she has done since she first appeared in the public spotlight.

It is actually pretty revolting that she obviously cares far more for her political career than she does for her children.

somehow this does not surprise me

Palin e-mails suggest husband's role in governing
Seeing as she is such an ultra-conservative, I'm surprised that she was even allowed out of the kitchen at all, but I guess if your husband is pulling your strings, you can tell yourself that it is alright.

And I don't know if her husband is any brighter than she is, but she comes off so clueless at times that it's hard to believe that she can dress herself.

so why did he say yesterday that we should "take our time"?

Obama says he's not giving up on health reform
He is too much of a politician and not enough of a do-er. He makes fantastic speeches and says the right things, but we need some action now.

Friday, February 05, 2010

this is not the person we voted for

yet another example of typical repug hypocrisy

why isn't this scumbag in jail?

blatant - and easily disprovable - lying

apparently, CBS is run by bigoted assholes

repug obstructionism will apparently continue as long as a Dem is president

no, that would be why bush won

Tancredo says Obama won because we lack a ‘literacy test before people can vote in this country.’
(Think Progress)
Yeah, why would anyone who was literate vote for the most intelligent and well-spoken candidate that we've had in decades who promised (though, admittedly, has not delivered) sane, logical and much-needed policy changes?

cowardly hypocrites

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

returning to true American values

yet another totally absurd conspiracy theory

Exclusive: Bush Lawyer Debunks Limbaugh’s Claim That Professors Wrote Obama’s Law Articles
(Think Progress)
Trying to get the American public to believe that this well-spoken, obviously highly intelligent lawyer/president can't write or speak is one of the sadder and more ridiculous claims of the repugs. The contrast between Obama and bush is so gargantuan that the world is thrilled to have an adult back in charge, regardless of everyone's problems with his handling of the issues.


Rush Limbaugh: ‘I love the women’s movement — especially when walking behind it.’
(Think Progress)
I'm sure that women are thrilled that this revolting, fat tub of lard is lusting after them....

the conspiracy theories get wilder and wilder

Bachmann Suggests Critics Of Health Care Reform Will Be Put On A ‘List’ And Denied Treatment
(Think Progress)
Seriously - how could any sane person believe this idiocy for a moment? Or is "sane" the operative word in that question?

hardly a surprise

All the funding for anti-marriage equality campaign in the nation’s capital came from outside of D.C.
(Think Progress)
Bigots aren't afraid to spend their money anywhere they have to in order to prevent equality.

not even trying to make a coherent argument

good idea

Harry Reid seeks alternative uses for Yucca Mountain

WASHINGTON -- If nuclear waste is not going to be sent to Yucca Mountain, what to do with the desert site?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today asked the Government Accountability Office to begin consultation with the state of Nevada and federal agencies on other uses for Yucca Mountain.

Reid requests that the offices explore alternatives for the facility 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, including: The development and testing of renewable energy technology, training grounds for the military, arms control activities, a lab for underground experiments or a hide-away for the government in case of emergency.

“Now that forward progress on making Yucca Mountain the dump site for the nation’s nuclear waste has ended, we now need to keep this from being a total loss to the taxpayers and find a responsible way to use the Yucca facility,” Reid said. “Given the site’s location at the Nevada Test Site and Nevada’s vast clean energy resources, I believe we should begin by looking at alternative uses focused on our national security and clean energy efforts.”

How ironic would it be for this place to be used to study clean energy technologies? It's a fine idea.

and he has to continue to take this advice himself

Obama to Democrats: We must lead

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama implored Senate Democrats on Wednesday to stay aggressive in pushing their agenda despite the loss of one vital seat, saying: "We still have to lead."

Speaking to his party's senators at their strategy conference, Obama reminded Democrats they still hold a 59-41 majority, one shy of the 60 needed to overcome Republican filibuster delay tactics. Democrats lost a "super majority" when Republican Scott Brown won in a special election upset in Massachusetts.

Obama said that for Democrats searching for a lesson from that election, "The answer is not to do nothing."

"The American people are out of patience with business as usual," he said.

Obama urged Democrats to push legislation that, above all else, will help people get jobs. He encouraged them to avoid the temptation to "tread lightly, keep your head
down and play it safe."

The session came as part of broad outreach by Obama — to his party, his political opposition and a disgruntled public — as he seeks to get his agenda back on track.

Yet Obama used particularly harsh language toward Republicans, part of a deliberate strategy to be more combative with the opposition party. He chided Republican senators for, in his view, trying to gum up the works and routinely using the filibuster tactic.

He said Democrats in 2009 had to cast more votes to overcome that procedural delay than were needed in the 1950s and 1960s combined. "That's 20 years of obstruction packed into just one," he said.

To Democrats seated in front of him at their conference at Washington's Newseum, Obama said: "We've got to finish the job on health care. We've got to finish the job on financial regulatory reform. We've got to finish the job, even though it's hard."

Obama needs to continue to step up and make his voice heard and get the cowardly Dems to actually do something. They don't seem to understand that they are in political trouble because of their inaction, not because of anything that they have accomplished, since it appears to the American people that they haven't really accomplished anything.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

more repug obstructionism


besides the idiocy of the suggestion, I didn't know that Obama needed "saving"

doesn't this sound like something from a third world country instead of ours?

common sense from military leader


Monday, February 01, 2010


basic common sense that is sadly ignored most of the time

typical repug hypocrisy

Despite Voting Against Troops, Pence Falsely Claims GOP Has ‘Stood Strongly’ For Defense Funding
(Think Progress)
They only "support the troops" in words, not actions.

wow - Boehner being logical!

insane rhetoric

Virginia Delegate Fighting To Invalidate Health Reform: Reform Is ‘Criminal,’ An Attempt To Take ‘Your Soul’
(Think Progress)
These scumbags really love their insurance lobbyists - far more than they care for the American public....

bizarre racial profiling