Saturday, July 30, 2011

wow - he really wants to mark the anniversary of his first major security failure?

Bush to be in NYC to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11
Of course, his other failures are too many to list, but interesting that he would commemorate this.

Though, I suppose since he is responsible for more American deaths (and an uncountable number of others) than the 9/11 terrorists, I suppose he has no shame.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

per the repugs, the Dems only choices are to accept everything the repugs want, or default

House Republicans challenge Senate Democrats
How about the repugs accept the Dems reasonable solutions, which will not hurt the country like the repugs' "plan" will?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dems actually accomplishing something important

American ideals are foreign to this woman because of her (lack of) intelligence

once again, proving they don't care about the country

but, of course, Jesus would be wildly vilified if he existed today

of course not

because it's only ok if you're a repug

typical repug hypocrite

Buchanan is not afraid to admit that he is an insane bigot

the repugs are completely crazy

Mike Lee: I Want America’s ‘House To Come Down’ Unless Congress Votes To Rewrite Constitution
(Think Progress)
They are freely admitting that they do not care at all about this country. And the amazing thing is that some people will still vote for them thinking that this is a good thing!

Monday, July 25, 2011

thanks repugs

Saturday, July 23, 2011

some good news

funny - this is so common in the US it would barely be news

Gunman's background puzzles police in Norway

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The 32-year-old suspected of massacring at least 80 young people at a summer camp and setting off a bomb in downtown Oslo that killed at least seven is a mystery to investigators: a right-winger with anti-Muslim views but no known links to hardcore extremists.


Friday, July 22, 2011

repugs will destroy this country in order to keep their tax cuts for the ultra-weathly that have already been extended

Boehner quits debt talks with Obama
We know for a fact that the tax cuts have not helped the country in any way, shape or form. It is amazing that the repugs will do anything to keep these cuts that only benefit the smallest portion of the country.

I don't think that anyone does, but they have to posture for their base

(Think Progress)
Because if they actually thought this plan was serious, they would have to be seriously, mentally disturbed.

of course, he offers no explanation as to how this will happen or who these people are


Fox Host: Free Birth Control Is Liberal Conspiracy To ‘Eradicate The Poor’
(Think Progress)
I am practically speechless. How anyone could possibly twist something that one would think would be universally desirable - eliminating unwanted pregnancies - into a bizarre genocidal conspiracy is pretty freakin' mind-blowing. And, in the article, they somehow twist responsible sex - using birth control - into irresponsible sex - of course, with no explanation.

These "people" truly need help...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

is everything they do strictly political theater or are they actually this insane?

Republican ‘Cut, Cap, And Balance’ Plan Would Require A 25 Percent Cut In Every Government Program
(Think Progress)
I have to think that this is just a farce that they know could not possibly pass but they can vote for it to show how "serious" they are about cutting the deficit. No one could really think this was a good idea, though, could they?

that's "fair and balanced" for you

Friday, July 15, 2011

Grover Norquist tries put all blame on Obama for the economic mess. Grade: FAIL. CNN's Morgan: 'It's complete hogwash'

NORQUIST: We need to get away from partisan politics.

MORGAN: Why don't we -- let's put it all in the mix.

NORQUIST: And solve the problem.

MORGAN: Let's put it all in the mix. All in the mix, everything taken into account, percentage of the current crisis down to Republican decisions versus Democrat. Give me a percentage.

NORQUIST: Well, OK, the Republicans have put forward a budget under Ryan cut $6 trillion out of the Obama budget. Obama has accepted none of that so he's 100 percent responsible.

MORGAN: So President Obama is 100 percent responsible for our current financial crisis.

NORQUIST: For the failure -- for the failure to get our -- get out spending down.

MORGAN: Isn't your answer exactly what the problem is? For you to sit there and just look me straight in the eye down this camera and say President Obama is 100 percent responsible for the financial crisis in America, it's obviously complete hogwash.

And that kind of partisan opinion is what is preventing any kind of sensible deal, a strategy being achieved, isn't it?

(Crooks and Liars)

Good for Morgan for calling Norquist on this nonsense, though they kinda missed the big issue here - Norquist is saying that because Obama rejected the Ryan budget - which has been universally panned as completely impractical and somewhat insane - then Obama is 100% responsible for the financial crisis. Wow! That's kinda beyond the beyond...

really? this is the best they can come up with?

I suppose that beats trying to actually do anything to help

Another blast of heat to hit U.S.

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A massive heat wave is expected to develop over much of the central and eastern United States beginning on Friday with heat index values that could reach 115 degrees.
The big story for the coming weekend will be the building heat," said Jim Keeney, a National Weather Service meteorologist. "It looks like it's going to be a long-term heat wave."
In the thick of the heat wave is Oklahoma where Governor Mary Fallin asked Oklahomans to pray for rain this Sunday.
"The power of prayer is a wonderful thing, and I would ask every Oklahoman to look to a greater power this weekend and ask for rain," Fallin said in a news release on Thursday.

Earlier this year Texas Governor Rick Perry asked Texans to pray for rain because of the drought there.

As of July 12, about 72 percent of Texas and 43 percent of Oklahoma are experiencing the worst possible drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.


Yeah, cuz we all know how well prayer helps in these situations - as Perry found out in Texas. Several months ago he asked his state to pray for rain and now they "are experiencing the worst possible drought conditions.
Or maybe god is just mad at Texas?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

as they say, is he that stupid or just trolling?

(Think Progress)
Of course, the only foreign terrorist attack on our soil occurred during bush's presidency. So, every president except bush has kept us safe.

And, of course, this excludes right-wing domestic terrorism, which has and still does occur regularly in this country.

sounds like this is what the repugs want - no regulations, no helping anyone, no government "interference"

somehow I don't see this as a successful policy

that's pretty novel - blaming someone who is scheduled to head an organization that hasn't started yet

wow, that's sure to be popular

so revolting

typical sore-loser repug "solution"

um, and that's going to help the country how?

sure, that sounds "reasonable"

only in repug-land can your demand be considered a concession

sorry repugs - just saying so does not make it true

sick Bachmann


more sick repug violence

but of course the repugs don't care about the military

and even more on the right's sick war on women

maybe republican "science", but not real science

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

something that should have been done long ago

Human Rights Watch: Prosecute Bush for Torture
Obviously, Obama can't be bothered to stand up for human rights and return this country to what it is supposed to stand for (hell, he won't even close Gitmo) so it would be good if someone did this, but I sure ain't holding my breath.

But man, reading the comments on this article is just sickening. It is amazing how many vicious, blood-thirsty people live in this country who want us to be even more evil than any terrorists.

Monday, July 11, 2011

by which they mean they have conceded nothing at all

GOP leaders say they’ve sacrificed enough already on debt negotiations
They've admitted that they will not negotiate at all, yet they think they have "sacrificed"?! What world do these nut jobs live in?
Their bizarre insistence on no tax increases for billionaires - even when Obama, once again, is willing to compromise on this issue - makes no sense to any thinking human being.
Proof once again that the repugs only care for the wealthy - not the rest of this country - no matter what the result.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

more on the repugs' war on women

not surprising - what hasn't Obama conceded to the repugs?

Obama puts Medicare, Social Security cuts on the table
Is he trying that hard to be a one term president?
We had such high hopes for Obama - sad that he let us down so badly.

And, as usual, the repugs' version of compromise is no compromise at all: