Monday, June 27, 2011

Texas No Hold-'Em

Texas House passes anti-groping airport security bill | Reuters:

Liberals Are Stupid

But then this piece has its core the assertion that Chris Matthews is a liberal. Now who's stupid? The science is settled: US liberals really are the dumbest creatures on the planet – Telegraph Blogs:

Get AARP Back On Point

How AARP Can Get Its Groove Back - NYTimes.com: "..Aging boomers need AARP; there is no one with clout left to defend them. They will be as dependent as their parents were on Medicare and Social Security, but in many cases they are far less prepared for retirement. It is worrisome that younger generations fear that they will never collect benefits. But they are not AARP’s primary constituency. Other interest groups, and lawmakers in Congress, will cynically use calls for greater generational equity as an ax for deeper cutbacks now... "

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Evangelical Science

Very thoughtful post. Jonathan Dudley: Christian Faith Requires Accepting Evolution: "...In this analysis, Christians must accept sound science, not because they don't believe God created the world, but precisely because they do..."

Nuclear TSA Conspiracy?

Is there a meltdown in Omaha? Is the TSA an "occupying army" ready to throttle the lives of Appalachian coal miners? Is Obama becoming King Lear? US orders news blackout over crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant: report | Pakistan | News | Newspaper | Daily | English | Online:

Reefer Hopiness

Joint Effort? Barney Frank, Ron Paul Team Up on Marijuana Bill - Washington Wire - WSJ: "Reps. Barney Frank (D., Mass.) and Ron Paul (R., Texas) don’t always see eye to eye on policy matters, but the Massachusetts liberal and Texas libertarian are teaming up to introduce a bill that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, leaving it up to each state to set marijuana policy..."

Monday, June 20, 2011

Flaming Fox

Carl has the best links to Jon Stewart's appearance on Fox News. Simply Left BehindThe Non-Rapturist's Guide To The Galaxy: Out, FOX!:

Flaming AARP

AARP imposters cut another deal for themselves and support social security cuts « Uppity Woman: "Somebody PLEASE start a rabid movement to force the imposters using the name AARP to stop doing so. They must be forced to admit they are nothing more than insurance brokers and no longer have the best interest of seniors, present and future, at heart. If anything, they are in their sites..."

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

No Global Warming

COMMON CENTS: "Global Warming Update - (where's the warming?)"

Comment Of The Day

Tuesday: There’s a shortage of scientists and engineers? Are you crazy?? « The Confluence:

"David Kowalski, on June 14, 2011 at 8:58 am said:

Obama is an upper class snob with all the trimmings: condescencion, a “knowledge” that those outside his group are inferior and don’t count, snide humor aimed always at his lessers. sexism, black racism (when convenient), an absolute sense of entitlement, and reliance on social connections, social skills, and physical appearance. He’s not fit to push FDR’s wheel chair..."

O Sez He'd Quit

Obama: 'I would resign' in Weiner's situation - TODAY News - TODAY.com: Then why don't you? I don't believe he would unless he had no way, like a gauntlet of guards, to keep people out of his face; if not, he would be gone in two seconds.Weiner is made of sterner stuff.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Deadeye Dick Resurfaces

This Sierra Club lawsuit is an outgrowth of the famous Cheney/Scalia hunting trip wherein Dick did not shoot any lawyers in the face. Scalia won't recuse himself from Cheney case - CNN:

Right Angry Again

Rush and the usual suspects seem to always be angry-- this time at an old lady with "advanced dementia." Sarah Palin snub by Margaret Thatcher aides infuriates US rightwing | World news | The Guardian: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

What Actor212 Said About Weiner

Oh, and I agree 100%. Simply Left BehindThe Non-Rapturist's Guide To The Galaxy: Why I Don't Hate On Weiner:

"...Yes, a conservative would have stood up to a lot worse treatment from me, and many other liberals. Let's look at the differences.

Anthony Weiner, for one thing, never lectured me about abortion. He's never lectured me about extra-marital affairs. He's never told any gay man or lesbian that he or she shall not marry. He's never imposed his personal morality upon my private life. I think I owe him that much in return..."

Religion v. Ryan

The ad featured in the video is the result of several religious groups finally realizing the GOP budget is not what Jesus would do. Paul Ryan’s Ayn Rand Problem | Swampland:

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Score One For The Little Guys

Couple threatens Bank of America with foreclosure - USATODAY.com:

Twittergate Continues

Borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring. Congressman Anthony Weiner: Why Democrats are extra mad at him - CSMonitor.com.

Riverdaughter put it best: "...2.) If he didn’t harrass anyone, why do we care what he did with his dick?  I mean, seriously, when are we Americans going to stop stopping the news to chase down what people do with their bits and pieces?  All data seem to point to the conclusion that hormones will make us do stupid things that make grown ups look like horny teenagers.  Ok, most people never grow up.  Where’s the news in that?  If Weiner didn’t do anything ethically wrong, he should volunteer to resign right after David Vitter does..."  Her post was about 9% unemployment and all the world's significant ills and this silliness is what the media is focused on?

Saturday, June 04, 2011

The Daily Flashback: Bush War Edition

Bill Keller Speaks Out On Judy Miller, Iraq War Coverage, And Fox News | Media Matters for America: "New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller says one of his biggest mistakes as editor was not addressing the paper's misleading pre-Iraq War coverage sooner, including the reporting of former Times writer Judy Miller..."

Another One Bites The Dust

BBC News - US strike 'kills' key Pakistan militant Ilyas Kashmiri:

Evil Tax Cuts

False Choices - NYTimes.com:

"...It is against this backdrop that Republicans have decided to play chicken with the nation’s credit — insisting on spending cuts while steadfastly resisting tax increases.

This is part of the modern doctrine of a compassion-free conservatism that’s using the fog of the fiscal crisis to push a program of perverse wealth inequality as sound economic policy: The only way to jump-start the economy is to slash taxes on the wealthy and on companies; the only way to compensate for the deficits that those tax cuts exacerbate is to slash benefits to the poor and vulnerable. It would be comical if it weren’t so callous..."

Meanwhile corporate America is sitting on a nice $2 trillion pile of cash. Wonder where that came from?

Friday, June 03, 2011

Secret GOP Caucus Recorded

The NC GOP screwed the pooch by leaving their mics open, exposing dastardly plans and secret deals. Whoopee! It confirms what we all already know. You can listen here: About those microphones -- Today's Republican caucus : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad's most trusted source for local news and analysis:

Death Dies

It's not every day you get to write that headline. 'Dr Death' Jack Kevorkian dies at 83 | Society | The Guardian:
followed by James Arness.

Edwards In The Stew

Isn't it amazing-- Wall Street GOPers and their allies steal billions, steal elections, out CIA agents, etc. and etc., and no one gets indicted, goes to jail, or gets executed, but there's man who terrorized Wall Street and in the pot he goes. Two-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards indicted - The Washington Post:

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Nasty Rightist Thuggery

A young girl challenges Tea Party darling Bachmann to a Constitutional debate and gets viley attacked. The quote is just a sample. There's more at the link. Andrew Reinbach: Thugs, Michele Bachmann, and Amy Myers: "...• 'Another Liberal @#S% want to be, maybe she needs to be gangbanged at her local ghetto, I bet that will make her parents proud, especially if she gets pregnant with a mulatto baby...'"

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Proof Weiner Was Framed

Joe Cannon has concluded a comprehensive technical investigation of the alleged Weiner photo. It gets complicated, but Cannon does have solid evidence. "Case Closed! Weiner Was Framed"--Cannonfire: