Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Awful Truth Which Liars Cannot Take

And Hannity is the biggest liar of all. Congressman Ellison called it like it was, and the only thing this fraud could do is shout over him. There's no such thing as a registered Conservative.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Skinning the Cat

So Congress is blocking Chuck Hagel's appointment as Secretary of Defence. Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Did we expect anything more? Well, we would have got pretty much the same treatment if Susan Rice had been nominated as Secretary of State, and then maybe Fanboi McCain and Fanboi Graham would have pretty much left Chuck Hagel alone; but John Kerry was appointed, they shut up and this is their latest venture at a game of subtlety called "putting the (black) President firmly in his place." ("Black" is optional, but you get the message).

I'm glad Michael Smerconish was prescient enough to bring the Constitution into the frame of things when discussing this filibuster with Tamron Hall. This does indeed go against everything about advise and consent as contained in the Constitution. And it has little to do with payback for Chuck Hagel not backing Bush's surge - it's all about a Republican willing to serve in a Democratic Administration, a Republican like Chuck Hagel who really was what John McCain tried to make himself out to be and failed - a maverick.

Since Bob Gates was a carryover from the Bush era in Obama's first Cabinet, and Ray LaHood wasn't high-profiled enough.

This is just another means of obstruction, a petty-minded pout at being routed by the electorate in November. It's just, as we say where I come from, another way of skinning the cat.

The never learn, but we should take heed of their actions and show them a thing or two next election-time.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

How To Make Rape ALL about Abortion

I cannot believe that a woman politician is seeking to make a rape victim a criminal if she pursues an abortion following a rape. This is another sleight-of-hand by the Republicans in their anti-abortion campaign - the fetus becomes evidence in a rape trial, so it has to be carried to term.

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They will never learn.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Republicans Prove Their Assholiness

When they could be tackling gun control or the deficit or coming together to write a budget, the Republicans choose to display their callousness, jealousy, misogyny and pure hatred in attacking the best Secretary of State in over a decade during her last days in the office.

Benghazi was a tragedy, but it was by no means on the same level as 9/11, and the relevant people accepted responsibility. General Petraeus, himself, in his testimony, took total responsibility for getting the intelligence wrong, but did these bozos give him half the hard time Hillary got?

No. Because Petraeus was, or had been, one of their tribe.

But Hillary held her own and individually handed each and every one of them their collective ass.

First, the little racist Libertarian Tea Party twerp:-

Next the Tea Party millionaire who, with the help of the Kochs and Citizens United, bought the Wisconsin Senate seat, defeating Russ Feingold. Here he is, still taking cheap potshots about Susan Rice. If this investigation isn't anything more than an expensive partisan hoohah that will cost the taxpayer a lot and accomplishes nothing. Hillary shows here how singularly higher her intelligence and experience is to this pleb:-

(Thanks to Jean Shaheen for subtly pointing out the lack of funding for security in diplomatic posts being down to the Republican House!)

Next up: The Latin Luddite with an eye on the White House. I don't even think these guys are listening to Mrs Clinton. This is just muscle-flexing meanness, and she makes them look small:-

And now Grandpappy Amos John McCain making frivolous remarks and accusations aimed at the Obama Administration. This is all Kabuki theatre for the Fox News fearfuls and Tea Party remnants who want their country back.

Madam Secretary explains to Grandpappy exactly what the fiscal problems relating to security were and where they originated. Watch McCain blow up like a frog.

(Of course, it's all the President's fault.Easy to blame the black guy.)

Same old same old on Capitol Hill.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Prescience of Neil Young

He wrote this song over twenty years ago. It perfectly sums up a Republican vision of America to which they'll never admit. What's shocking is that almost nothing's changed, Poppy Bush was President when this was written. Dubya made it even more a reality. Let's change all that.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The President Tells a Deadbeat That The US Is Not a Deadbeat Nation

Twenty minutes into the Presser and upChuck Todd gets owned.

Thomas Jefferson, who founded my alma mater always stressed the importance of the American people being served by a well-informed press (read: "media" in today's world). What does it say when a President of the United States has to explain how the three branches of  government work in relation to the debt ceiling and deficit debate to the people charged with providing the American people with accurate information?

It says a lot about our political media, stoutly embodied by the likes of upChuck.

It sucks.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Eric Cantor and I Agree on Something.

How 'bout them HOOS! Great win at JPJ last night against the Tar Heels.