Saturday, October 30, 2010

Howl-o-ween weekend Beagle Blogging

Just cuz I haven't in a long time...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

what we have to look forward to if the repugs win

GOP Leaders Tell Obama: There Will Be ‘No Compromise’
(Think Progress)
And these are the people that Obama has continued to try to work with his entire time in office.

running for government office just to shut down the government

more disgusting bigotry

scary what these f'ks might do if they get into power

another heartless, out-of-touch repug

more thugs in the pockets of repugs

more unabashed repug bigotry

another anti-American repug

continued repug unprovoked violence

Rand Paul Supporters Drag MoveOn Supporter To Ground And Stomp on Her Head
I don't think the repugs realize that not all victims are like Cheney's shooting victim - they don't normally apologize to the person who assaulted them.

repugs planning to undo all the good that Obama has accomplished

more good economic news that the repugs want to undo if they get into power

Friday, October 22, 2010

domestic terrorism towards Dems

his biggest failure was not destroying the country even more than he did?

and another violent repug

yawn - more hypocritical repugs

another anti-science repug

more good economic news

Thursday, October 21, 2010

she's truly a moron, isn't she?

yeah, that doesn't seem like racial profiling at all

and these people want to run our country's finances?

poor baby

Bush: ‘I Miss Being Pampered’
(Think Progress)
I can safely say that we do not miss pampering this spoiled brat who nearly destroyed our country and I hope that he fades into deserved obscurity.

more good economic news

Jobless claims fall to 452K, but remain elevated
And yet some people want to go back to the policies that caused the economic disaster rather than continue with the policies that have started to turn things around.

We can only hope for the sake of the country that the repugs don't win in November.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

how do they continue to get away with this outrageous lie?

the crazies are out in full force this election season

Radical Anti-Choice Group In Colorado Runs Ad Calling Obama ‘The Angel Of Death’
(Think Progress)
Wow - watch the ad - these people are some of the scariest, most insane psychopaths I have ever heard about. I sure hope that this is just a small group of wacko extremists, because these sickos hate everything that America stands for. These people want government to take over our health and our sex lives! Frighteningly twisted....

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

and I bet some veterans will still vote for him

Buck Once Again Says That He Thinks The VA Would Better Off Outsourced To Private Companies
(Think Progress)
...because Americans seem to love to vote against their own best interests...

I guess he doesn't pay much attention to his party's talking points

gee, ya think?

Forthcoming report alleges racism among Tea Party members
I literally laughed out loud at the obviousness of this statement.

wow - is that his vision of America?

Joe Miller: "If East Germany could [secure their border], we could"
(Crooks and Liars)
I went through the East German border and that is nothing that I want associated with my country!

Is there a single repug who understands that this country is supposed to be built on freedom and tolerance?


WATCH: Sharron Angle Caught Telling Hispanic Students They Look 'A Little More Asian'
(Huffington Post)
This woman is truly nutz! How scary is it that someone this insane has a real chance of becoming a senator?!

certainly repugs don't want Latinos voting, but why would Univision accept such an ad?

still another hypocritical repug - and the sun rose this morning, as well

apparently, you have to hate humanity to be a repug

extreme and out-of-touch

Raese Joins The Tenther Chorus Claiming Minimum Wage Is Unconstitutional
(Think Progress)
Do they really think that anyone believes that minimum wage is a bad thing?!

because this is just a talking point to the repugs

Asked 7 Times, Fiorina Fails To Give A Frustrated Wallace One Solution To Cut Spending
(Think Progress)
The repugs love to spend money like it's going out of style, but somehow they've managed to make the Dems look like they're the ones who spend more, even though Obama has reduced the deficit since he has been in office.

more repug bigotry - and stupidity

but the repugs say that global warming is a myth - they wouldn't lie, would they?!

you would think that tea-baggers would learn some of the laws of the land

WILMINGTON, Del. - Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from establishing religion.


WILMINGTON, Del. - Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from establishing religion.

">O'Donnell questions separation of church, state

WILMINGTON, Del. – Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the U.S. Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from establishing religion.

The exchange came in a debate before an audience of legal scholars and law students at Widener University Law School, as O'Donnell criticized Democratic nominee Chris Coons' position that teaching creationism in public school would violate the First Amendment by promoting religious doctrine.

Coons said private and parochial schools are free to teach creationism but that "religious doctrine doesn't belong in our public schools."

"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" O'Donnell asked him.

When Coons responded that the First Amendment bars Congress from making laws respecting the establishment of religion, O'Donnell asked: "You're telling me that's in the First Amendment?"


This doesn't really surprise me, but still...pretty freakin' amazing...

And so many people don't realize that this protection was put into the Constitution for the sake of the churches.

Sure would be nice to have politicians who have some idea of how to govern in this country.

Monday, October 18, 2010

cuz Dems are frustrated that more didn't get done and repugs didn't want anything to get done

A productive Congress gets no respect from voters

WASHINGTON – The public panned it. Republicans obstructed it. Many Democrats fled from it. Even so, the session of Congress now drawing to a close was the most productive in nearly half a century.

Not since the explosive years of the civil rights movement and the hard-fought debut of government-supported health care for the elderly and poor have so many big things — love them or hate them — been done so quickly.

Gridlock? It may feel that way. But that's not the story of the 111th Congress — not the story history will remember.

Democrats are dearly hoping history won't repeat itself. In 1966, after Democrats created Medicare and Medicaid and passed civil rights laws, they got hammered in the election, losing 48 seats in the House and four in the Senate. They maintained their majorities in both at the time, but an identical result next month would turn the House over to Republicans.

In the 1960s Democrats paid the price for events largely outside their control — an escalating war in Vietnam going badly, rowdy anti-war protests and violence in American cities, said Linda Fowler, professor of government at Dartmouth College.

"I think that's what's going on this time too," Fowler said, "despite a very significant record of accomplishment."

Democrats struggling now to retain majorities in the House and Senate must deal with a public that is quick to blame Washington for the prolonged economic downturn, and that resents the bank bailouts that were actually passed by the previous Congress.

In terms of legislative successes, the current session of Congress is "at least on a par with the 89th Congress" of 1965-1966, said Norman Ornstein, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

But, he added, Republicans have done all they could to discredit Congress and Democrats have failed to sell their agenda. Moreover, it will take years to fully feel the effects of the health care law and financial regulation.

"A world dominated by bickering and epithet-throwing and bomb tossing in Washington obscures accomplishments," Ornstein said.

Congress passed an $814 billion economic stimulus package soon after President Barack Obama took office, tapping a staggering sum of money to avoid a full-blown depression. Democrats have trumpeted the gains from that effort, but know it's not enough for restive voters. "Americans still see themselves in a ditch," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.

The two other landmark acts of this session were the health care overhaul, a giant step toward universal coverage that had eluded presidents back to Franklin Roosevelt if not Teddy Roosevelt, and the Wall Street accountability act.

Obama has also signed into law at least a dozen other pieces of legislation of significance. They include:

_Making college loans more affordable.

_The Cash for Clunkers program that helped rejuvenate the auto industry.

_New consumer protections for credit card users.

_Making it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination.

_Increasing federal regulation of tobacco products.

_Cracking down on waste in Pentagon weapons acquisition.

_Making attacks based on sexual orientation a federal hate crime.

_Giving businesses tax incentives to hire unemployed workers.

_Tax credits for first-time homeowners.

So where is the love?

Polls suggest three-fourths of Americans disapprove of Congress.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

interesting that these "crazies" are never from the left

Threats against liberal Democrats keep bubbling up -- and it's not just the 'nutcases'
(Think Progress)
Even over the 8 years that bush was provably taking away our rights, shredding the Constitution and send this country into the pits of hell, there was never a fraction of the violence aimed at the repugs as there has been towards the Dems since Obama was elected. And this is all due to the Dems trying to help the country!

more repug "logic"

what a hateful excuse for a human being

Hannity Expresses His ‘Hope’ That New Health Care Reform Law Bankrupts America
(Think Progress)
Of course, we know that this plan will save money, not cost us money, so the argument is absurd and unrealistic, but what an anti-American thing to say.

ridiculous bigotry

this is what we have to look forward to if the repugs win in November

more repug "logic"

you would think that there wouldn't even be a debate over something like this

Obama: End tax breaks to stop overseas hiring
But, even despite the terrible economic times that the repugs have forced on us, they still don't care about creating jobs in this country. All they care about are their big-business donors.

And yet, some Americans will still vote against their best interests and for the repug scumbags - something I will never understand...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

it took me a while before I realized he was trying to make this sound like a bad thing

Tom Coburn Predicts The End Of Private Health Insurance
(Think Progress)
I wish this was the case - it would turn out to be better for everyone in the country, but, of course, the repugs would never let that happen...

this is what they want to spend taxpayers money and Congress' time doing?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

wow - Obama does want the Dems to lose

Feds appeal Mass. rulings against US marriage law

The U.S. Department of Justice has appealed rulings by a judge in Massachusetts who deemed unconstitutional a federal law denying married gay couples federal benefits.

The DOJ on Tuesday filed a notice of appeal in rulings made by U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro in two separate lawsuits.

Tauro ruled in July the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional because it interferes with a state's right to define marriage and denies married gay couples an array of federal benefits given to heterosexual married couples.

President Barack Obama has repeatedly said he would like to see the DOMA law repealed. But the Justice Department has defended its constitutionality, which it is required to do.

Massachusetts was the first state to legalize gay marriage.


is it really over?

Judge orders 'don't ask, don't tell' injunction

SAN DIEGO – A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday immediately stopping enforcement of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, suspending the 17-year-old ban on openly gay U.S. troops.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips' landmark ruling also ordered the government to suspend and discontinue all pending discharge proceedings and investigations under the policy.

U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal. Pentagon and Department of Justice officials said they are reviewing the case and had no immediate comment.

The injunction goes into effect immediately, said Dan Woods, the attorney who represented the Log Cabin Republicans, the gay rights group that filed the lawsuit in 2004 to stop the ban's enforcement.

"Don't ask, don't tell, as of today at least, is done, and the government is going to have to do something now to resurrect it," Woods said. "This is an extremely significant, historic decision. Once and for all, this failed policy is stopped. Fortunately now we hope all Americans who wish to serve their country can."

Legal experts say the Obama administration is under no legal obligation to appeal and could let Phillips' ruling stand.

Phillips' decision was widely cheered by gay rights organizations that credited her with getting accomplished what President Obama and Washington politics could not.


While this is fantastic news and long overdue, it is a shame that the Obama administration shied away from this and cannot take credit for overturning this highly unpopular rule as we move towards election.

Sometimes it really seems like the Dems do not want to win...

I wonder if even McCain still remembers when he wasn't just a shill for the extreme right?

again - very typical for the repugs to oppose someone highly qualified

what a surprise - Newt is a hypocrite!

once again, showing how out of touch they are with what average Americans are going though

why are the repugs so anti-American?

and more bigotry

wow - does he really think that people can't remember as far back as two years ago?!

hardly surprising - only crazies would think that it was unconstitutional

Rove is an expert in denying facts, but that doesn't make them any less true

Rove denies GOP gets money from foreign sources

Rove has tried to convince the American public that up is down since he first hooked up with bush, but that doesn't change reality.

Friday, October 08, 2010

not all republicans are insane

maintaining bigotry is as important as jobs?

Pence’s Priorities: Stopping Marriage Equality Is As Important As Fixing The Economy
(Think Progress)
Man, these bigots' priorities are sure out of whack with the American people's...

Alaska breeds crazies, apparently

as usual, repugs think that laws apply to others, not themselves

republican math is different than the math you learned in school


wouldn't it be nice if someday schools took this seriously?

1 Ohio school, 4 bullied teens dead at own hand
After all of the deaths, the suicides, the Columbines and on & on, you would think that someday, someone would try to do something about this. I don't see it happening in my lifetime though, since it hasn't happened since the dawn of time...
And this is why:
(Think Progress)

wouldn't it be nice if our politicians lived in the same reality as the rest of us?

Angle: Muslim law taking hold in parts of US
Where does she get this idiocy? I really think that this woman is certifiable...

Friday, October 01, 2010

hardly surprising

Republican 'Pledge' Would Slash Spending For Education, Cancer Research, Police & Firefighters
(Huffington Post)
It's not like the repugs care about these people or anything...


Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart A 'Bigot,' Jews Run CNN & All Media
(Huffington Post)
And, amazingly, CNN does the right thing, instead of encouraging him:

CNN fires host Rick Sanchez over controversial remarks
Of course, I'm sure he has a job waiting for him at Fox already.

this kind of insane paranoia should get you locked up

another typical, out-of-touch, elitist repug

I guess he's a government worker because he wants to get paid for doing nothing

DeMint Rejects Idea That ‘Government Has To Do Something’
(Think Progress)
I think that most people - at least any sane people - do want the government to do things. That's kind of the point of government. Why are anti-government radicals being elected to government positions in the first place?

bigots make me sick

do they really expect anyone to believe this?

Fox Newsers Call Obama ‘Paranoid,’ ‘Out Of Touch,’ And ‘Radical’ For Noting That Fox Promotes The GOP Agenda
(Think Progress)
C'mon, our president states an obvious fact that everyone in the world knows is true and Fox tries to condemn him for it?
Kinda proves his point, I think...

another typical repug

The Day After Calling For A Crackdown On Hiring Undocumented Workers, Whitman Admits Employing One
(Think Progress)
I don't think you're allowed to be a republican any more if you're not a hypocrite,

it's about time

New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only
Only an idiot would think that "abstinence-only" would work with teenagers. Hell - it sure doesn't work with adults who should know better!