This is a continuing list of things Republicans do that I feel are anti-American and antithetical to what is good for the country and the well-being of its citizens.
Pretty much everything they do narrows down to protecting corporate profits and their own personal jobs above everything else. Except when religion overtakes. Then it's a free-for-all of thousands-of-years-old ignorance and intolerance driving the bus.
And the hypocrisy. Let’s don’t forget the hypocrisy.
Some of these topics from the list below will show up from time to time in the main blog as new posts. I will repost them there when a particularly fun response thread on Facebook is generated.
Check back here periodically and scroll to the bottom to see if I’ve added a new grievance to the list.
Republican budget proposal for 2012 slashes the budget for the department that regulates offshore drilling. Also, Republicans rejected the White House's proposal of making oil companies pay the $65 million for their own inspection fees on offshore drilling rigs and platforms - instead opting to have that money come out of American taxpayers' pockets. To recap: Republicans want less money for oil drilling safety oversight so the most profitable business in the world can get away with more safety and environmental violations AND make the U.S. taxpayer pay for it.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) VA, says cutting the corporate jet tax subsidy will ONLY save $2 billion, so leave it alone.
Programs the Republicans DEMAND to be cut that cost as much as or less than the corporate jet tax subsidy:
WIC, the food program for Women, Infants and Children. $868 million
The Smithsonian. $7.3 million
National Parks Service. $51 million
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. $899 million
Job Training Programs. $2 billion
Corporation for Public Broadcasting. $445 million
Save America's Treasures Program. $25 million
Legal Services Corporation. $420 million
National Endowment for the Arts. $167.5 million
U.S. Trade Development Agency. $55 million
National Endowment for the Humanities. $167.5 million
Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid. $24 million
Technology Innovation Program. $70 million
Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization. $530 million
Title X Family Planning. $318 million
Economic Development Administration. $293 million
Programs under the National and Community Services Act. $1.15 billion
Applied Research at Department of Energy. $1.27 billion
United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. $12.5 million
Environmental Protection Agency. $1.6 billion
AmeriCorps, network of national service programs for Americans to serve in health care, education, public safety and the environment. $914 million
Cut funding by $1 billion to the National Institutes of Health, including the National Cancer Institute
Cut funding by $755 million to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Cut funding by $400 million to programs helping low-income families heat and cool their homes
There are many, many more. Some worthy, some not. We'll leave it here.
Republicans claim that pointing out this attack on the middle class is just Democrats playing the "Class Warfare" card. Not that the Republicans actually attacking the middle class is class warfare. Just Democrats pointing it out is class warfare. Unless you think low-income families heating their homes or feeding women and infants is not as important as a millionaire's corporate jet subsidy.
All 47 Republican senators want to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. Bruce Bartlett, former Reagan economic advisor, said it is, "Mind-boggling in its insanity, quite possibly the stupidest Constitutional amendment I think I have ever seen. It looks like it was drafted by a couple of interns on the back of a napkin."
"This is what happens when you let the moronic, uneducated, infantile Teabaggers run your party." - I just said that.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said, "I hear how [the Democrats are] so caring for the poor and so forth. The poor need jobs! And they also need to share some of the responsibility."
If Boehner et al. didn't spend the entirety of their newfound power attacking social programs that help those in need and proposed even ONE jobs bill and didn't also filibuster EVERY jobs bill proposed by the Democrats, maybe the poor WOULD have a couple more jobs.
As for the middle class and poor giving MORE to help reduce the deficit, you're a fucking dick.
As to the point Hatch (and the rest of the GOP) often makes about 51% of Americans not even paying any taxes, he's absolutely correct. The part he mysteriously (or not so mysteriously) neglects to mention while championing for the wealthy, is that the 51% is primarily made up of senior citizens and students who don't work so they don't have any incomes to tax (but they DO pay tax on savings interest, sales tax), and people who don't earn enough to even reach the LOWEST tax bracket (but also pay savings, sales, social security, Medicare, payroll tax).
I could chew through rebar.
(sidebar: Boehner isn't really in charge anymore. The infantile-minded Cantor is. Go, Tea Baggers.)
State Representative Robert Mecklenborg (R-Ohio) was arrested on a DUI charge with a .097 blood-alcohol level in Indiana (.08 is over the limit).
Also found in his system were traces of Viagra. The 26-year-old stripper that was in the car with him was not his wife, the mother of his three children. One more hypocritical family-values conservative in an endless sea of hypocritical family-values conservatives who feel they are above their own preachings. Believing "Do as I say, not as I do" in that truly hypocritical fashion.
Mecklenborg is one of the many Republican Governors sponsoring voter-restriction bills targeted to inhibit young, elderly and poorer voters, who statistically lean heavily Democrat. The excuse Republicans use that it's to prevent voter-fraud is bullshit, as there are almost no cases of voter-fraud reported anywhere in the United States - except on FOX "News." FOX "News" is lying. The four year period from 2002 - 2006 turned up a whopping 86 people convicted of voter fraud. Not nearly enough to sway any election. (Unless you're 5 out of 9 people on the Supreme Court.) And almost all of those 86 convictions were for errors in filling out forms or confusion over eligibility - not intentional vote-outcome manipulation.
(Let's just for the sake of argument pretend that there is voter-fraud going on somewhere. NONE of the measures that all the Republican-controlled states are implementing in an organized effort actually prevent the type of voter-fraud they lyingly claim is happening. Their strategy is that if they can't win an election fairly because the country is against their fascist agenda, then they will suppress votes in an anti-Constitutional, fascist way.)
If Mecklenborg's driver's license is revoked as a result of the DUI, he could fall victim to his own voter-suppression photo ID bill. And boom goes the dynamite.
Watch how many times he lies to the arresting officer (who I picture as David Morse - yes, I wish the Treme season wasn't over) - Dash-Cam Video of Mecklenborg's Arrest
Wisconsin… The Republican recall elections are in response to Governor Scott Walker's jihad on the middle class - sponsored by the multi-billionaire Koch brothers.
Walker attacked the middle class under the guise of fiscal responsibility - yet, at the same time gave tax cuts to corporations. Taking money directly out of the pockets of the middle class and stuffing it into the pockets of the rich is not in the slightest way fiscally responsible. Even using the (false) claim that tax cuts for the rich magically creates jobs - no jobs were created.
Republicans then ran 'Fake Democrats' against the real Democrats in the recall elections in order to confuse voters.
Just exactly how patriotic/American/honorable/Constitutional is it to intentionally take away someone's right in a democracy for a fair and honest vote? It's not. It's fascist.
And since the estimate of how much it cost the state to run the 'Fake Democrats' in this fascist scheme is between $300,000 & $500,000, how exactly is this whole saga about fiscal responsibility? It's not. It's about the Republicans' ever-vigilant war against the dwindling middle class, protecting the ever-increasing wealth of the already wealthy.
Finally, the Republicans keep insisting they have to make stricter voting laws because of all the rampant voter-fraud that is happening across America by Democrats. Aside from the easily researchable fact that there is virtually no voter-fraud occurring, I'd like something clarified. The Republicans fraudulently running 'Fake Democrats' in order to rig an election - does that count as voter-fraud? Never mind. The answer is yes. Yes, it is voter-fraud.
Republicans falsely claim Democrats are committing voter-fraud, but it's OK for Republicans to blatantly commit voter-fraud. The state is in a budget crisis and the Republicans demand the middle class has to ante-up, but the Republicans can hand the ante over directly to big corporations - and waste $300,000+ on a fraudulent election.
Typical Republican hypocrites believing "Do as I say, not as I do" in their truly hypocritical fashion. Anything goes in the war on the middle class, I guess.
Anders Behring Breivik. I hope you die slowly and painfully.
I was referring to this.
Marcus Bachmann, the "husband" of Representative Michele Bachmann, runs a Christian "Pray The Gay Away" clinic.
Marcus Bachmann is blatantly gay and living in the closet. Self-loathing homosexuals living in adamant denial while condemning homosexuality like Bachmann are pieces of shit. They take their self-hatred and focus it on other gay people to try and destroy their lives because if they can't be happy with who they are then they want no one to be happy. Self-loathing homosexuals spouting venomous anti-gay rhetoric like that of Bachmann are "barbarians and need to be educated" (using his own words against him).
Marcus and Michele are married not because they fell in love or even want to be. Marcus and Michele are married because God told them to get married. (Can you pray the stupid away?)
Pray The Gay Away (aka Conversion) therapy is:
A.) Not recognized as a legitimate form of therapy
B.) Severely damaging to people struggling with their homosexuality, raising rates of depression and suicide attempts
C.) Is considered child abuse when administered to children
D.) Based on the belief in a god
E.) Based on the belief that being gay is bad
F.) Based on the idea that 'homosexuality' is a diagnosis. It is not. Homosexuality was even removed from psychiatry's glossary of mental illnesses in 1973. And even if it wasn't, it still isn't a mental illness. You can't treat something that is not a problem.
G.) Based on the belief that being gay is a choice
If being gay is a choice, then:
A.) Why would anyone choose to live a life of the harshest persecution by ignorant assholes? Wouldn't it just be easier to live as a hetero? Since it's only a simple choice?
B.) As a male who has decided to be straight, you would really like to suck Jon Hamm's dick right now, but you are just choosing not to? As a female who has decided to be straight, you would really like to go down on that chick sitting in the pew next to you in church, but you're just choosing not to?
C.) You are a stupid fucking asshat to believe such ignorant, xenophobic, fear-mongering hate-speech. And none of it makes any sense.
Why is it that most often the biggest, anti-gay, venom-spitting assholes are Republican, religious and gay? My theory is that the problem is not the gay part. It's the intolerant, pseudo-masculine, anything-different-is-a-threat, Republican and religious societies. Why any gay person would choose to live in either of those societies (such as Marcus Bachmann does) is beyond me. Which is why Log Cabin Republicans confuse me. Why do they want to be a part of the party that unconditionally hates them? Imagine if nobody cared if you were gay or straight. Would you then act out so viciously against it just to try and fit in with a certain group of people? "I can be a Republican. See? I hate homos just like you do!"
I say pseudo-masculine because if you were truly comfortable with your own masculinity, then someone else's proclivity wouldn't be something you'd even think twice about. Because you wouldn't care. Because it's not a threat. Because it doesn't affect you in the least. This concept applies to breeders and non-breeders alike.
And I'm not saying that if you're Republican or religious, then you're automatically anti-gay. But if you're anti-gay, then chances are that you're more likely to be Republican or religious. And really, it's more the religious part - but that's slowly taken over the Republican party, fusing two things that should have nothing to do with one another, church and state, making them indistinguishable in most cases. And since the Bachmann's are 'praying the gay away,' you can't argue religion has nothing to do with it. And they're Republican, too, so... you know.
What? You say it's NOT Republicans that are anti-gay and are gay? Representative Mark Foley. Evangelist Ted Haggard. Senator Larry Craig. Representative Robert Allen. Chairman of Clark County Republican Party Glenn Murphy Jr. Senator Roy Ashburn. Bush White House "reporter" Jeff Gannon/James Guckert. Bush's 2004 Campaign Mgr & Chairman of Republican Party Ken Mehlman. Congressman David Dreier. Columnist Armstrong Williams. Reverend George Rekers. Pastor Eddie Long. Alabama Attorney General Troy King. Representative Richard Curtis. Cumberland County, PA commissioner Bruce Barclay. Spokane Mayor Jim West. Congressman Ed Schrock. Representative Kristen Hansen. I would put Senator Lindsey Graham on the list, but he hasn't come out yet.
You may put together a list of all the gay anti-gay Democrats at your leisure. Good luck.
And let's not forget to mention the Bachmann Christian family clinic that practices illegitimate therapy also receives federal government Medicaid funds and federal funds to train employees.
And Michele Bachmann's family farm receives taxpayer subsidies.
All the while Michele Bachmann rails against wasteful federal government spending and is trying to end these programs.
Typical Republican hypocrite believing "Do as I say, not as I do" in that truly hypocritical fashion.
And before anyone is confused by my gays gay-bashing bashing - there are plenty of hetero douche-bags out there. No one has cornered that market. Shall I list all those Republicans as well? We could start with all the Family-Values/Sanctity of Marriage Soap Box philandering hypocrites first.
Bill O'Reilly's reaction to a proposal to provide women with free or low cost birth control: "Many women who get pregnant are blasted out of their minds when they have sex. They're not going to use birth control anyway."
Hey, remember the sexual harassment lawsuit against him that he settled out of court? And when this asshole blamed the girl wearing a mini-skirt for getting raped and murdered? Wow, he really hates women. I guess it's because they make him feel inadequate. But to be fair, he probably feels that way around anyone who he thinks is smarter than him. It's noticeable only when he becomes belligerent and doesn't let people speak for fear of making him look stupid. And that only happens when he opens his mouth and words come out. Asshole.
Glenn Beck said the 68 children at the camp in Norway who were murdered by the Right-Wing Christian extremist, Anders Behring Breivik, were like the Hitler Youth. Fuck you, Glenn Beck, you fucking stupid, moronic, bigoted broken Hitler record. Fuck you and your whole fucking family.
Not as elegant as Shakespeare, I know. Deal.
Republican Congressman Peter King has either never heard of McCarthyism and witch-hunts or like most Republicans, ignores history to continue putting forward self-serving policies that hurt America as a whole.
Keep holding Muslim hearings, fucktard. Remember what happened to Senator Joseph McCarthy after it was discovered that he was making up almost everything about Communist infiltration in America that he claimed was happening? Exactly like you are doing now with Muslims? Lemme refresh your memoryless, bigoted skull chamber. In 1954, the Senate voted to censure McCarthy. Afterward, his colleagues avoided him. He delivered speeches to an almost empty senate chamber. The press completely ignored him. He couldn't get outside speaking engagements. President Eisenhower made fun of him, calling "McCarthyISm" "McCarthyWASm." He became an alcoholic and died in 1957, just two and a half years after the Senate vote, of cirrhosis of the liver at the age of 48.
I guess the one thing you have going for you is that in this current incarnation of the Republican Party, you don't have to worry much about getting called out for lying or being a hateful, xenophobic, fear-mongering bigot. Those qualities are looked upon as pluses today by the right.
At least the people in Salem could blame it on the mold. And that it was 1692.
FOX "News." Every one of you hypocritical pieces of lying bullshit-artist motherfucking scumbag idiot-panderers: fuck you.
The Daily Show: In The Name of the Fodder
The Daily Show: GOP - Special Victims Unit
Update: Wisconsin. More voter-fraud by Republicans targeting Democrats.
The billionaire Koch brothers-backed Republican Teabag group, Americans For Prosperity, are distributing fraudulent absentee ballots to Democrats with the due date two days later than the real deadline. Yet another attempt to tamper with the recall elections by Republicans.
Also, the anti-gay group, Wisconsin Family Action is in on the fraud. These Republicans are helping them mail the fraudulent ballots.
Aside from Republicans yet again committing voter-fraud, using the United States Postal Service to mail these intentionally fraudulent ballots constitutes mail fraud - a Federal crime.
Have I said 'fraud' and 'Republican' enough for anyone to make the connection yet?
Maybe at some point, somewhere, sometime, someway, somehow, some Democrat will grow a pair of fucking balls and fight this systematic dismantling of democracy in America by the Republican Party.
But probably not. They are spineless fucking cowards after all.
Republicans are now (well, since 7/23/11) holding FAA funding hostage until Democrats bend over on nixing air & rail unions. More union bashing by Republicans pretending to be fiscally responsible but really it's just more partisan political maneuvering.
I won't even mention how Representative John Mica (R-FL), the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which oversees the FAA, is targeting shutting down airports in Democratic Senators' districts as a way to get them to capitulate to his demands.
Or will I?
Meantime, airline safety is at risk, 4,000 airline jobs furloughed, the safety inspectors that can work are working for free and all construction is halted - meaning around 70,000 more people put out of work indefinitely. For nothing. Except Republicans blackmailers want it this way. Did I mention there was no reason for this?
And it is costing the taxpayers over $30 million for every day it's shut down. Yeah, Republicans are fiscally responsible. And monkeys don't throw their shit at you.
And fuck you, Delta Airlines.
After manufacturing this crisis, something these Republican fucknuts are getting used to doing just to get their way, because they're goddamn children (and they know Democrats are lilly-livered sapsuckers that will eventually cave), they took a five week vacation. Costing American taxpayers $30 million a day and putting tens of thousands of people out of work for five more weeks. Totaling about $1.2 Billion if this is resolved after they get back. Just to cut unions.
Yeah, after working so hard on manufacturing both the debt crisis and the FAA funding crisis, they need a five fucking week vacation. Life is exhausting when you spend it inventing crises instead of doing your actual job.
What the fuck is wrong with these fucking douchbag pieces of shit Republican politicians? Is there no end to this absurdity? Fucking clowns.
Vote for Republicans! We're gonna create jobs! ...Right after we secure the riches for the top 2%, get rid of the middle class, end-run the Constitutionally-protected abortion rights, prevent gay marriage, get rid of minimum-wage laws, restrict voting by Democrats, try to change the parts of the Constitution we don't like while at the same time claim it is an unchangeable holy tenet not ever to be questioned, repeal healthcare which will cost the taxpayer a shitload more of unnecessary spending, close schools, de-fund education, fire teachers, end Medicare, get rid of the EPA, de-fund the CDC, prevent consumer protection, crash airplanes, end social security, deregulate anything that prevents corporations from bilking every last possible penny out of the consumer, abolish child labor laws, plunge the American economy into complete chaos, put as many people out of work as we possibly can just to get Democrats to bow to our demands, drown all the kittens we can find, club some seals and go on vacation. Then, when we get back, we will make it our absolute number one priority to create jobs.
Hey, half-assed good news:
I think I understand now.
When Muslims commit horrendous acts of murder, Muslims are terrorists and every member, without exception, of their evil, bloodthirsty, inhumane culture must be relentlessly condemned every second of every day for eternity. And when Christians commit horrendous acts of murder, they're not really Christian because Christians don't kill and it's just religious persecution by the godless Liberals.
You know, I had always assumed that Republican bodily functions were just like any other animal, in that shit comes out of their anuses. Apparently, it does not. It comes out of their mouths in the form of words.
That one's on me, though, because I should have remembered the old adage about what happens when one assumes.
On a side note... fuck you, Mike Huckabee.
Teabagger Joe Walsh (R-Ill - no relation to the Maserati-driving Eagle) is another typical Republican hypocrite believing "Do as I say, not as I do" - but he's a Teabagger, so he's also a moron. Shocking. I know. And a douchebag deadbeat Dad to boot. I was going to explain it myself, but Larry does it quite well. Lawrence O'Donnell Bans Rep. Joe Walsh For Fiscal Hypocrisy
¡Vete a la chingada, Obama!
Weren't expecting that, were you?
The Daily Show: DOMA Sweet DOMA
¡Vete a la Chingada, Steve Wynn & Andy Puzder!
On July 18, 2011, Billionaire Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, speaking to investors on a conference call, said...
"And I’m saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime. And I can prove it and I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. A President that seems - that keeps using that word 'redistribution.' Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry, in the United States of America, they are frightened of this administration. And it makes you slow down and not invest your money. Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America.
"You bet until we change the tempo and the conversation from Washington, it’s not going to change. And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don’t want to say that. They’ll say, God, don’t be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama’s deal and it’s Obama that’s responsible for this fear in America.
"The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest - they're holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth. It is the truth. And that’s true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And I’m telling you that the business community in this country is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs."
OK. Aside from just vomiting this baseless rhetoric, where are any actual facts about Obama's policies that are destroying capitalism in America. Why didn't he spend the next three hours giving examples to prove it like he said he could? At least he could have given the details on how Obama's "pure socialist" policies have absolutely destroyed his multi-billion dollar empire without any possible hope of rebuilding until Obama is gone.
Oh, wait. He did explain. In the very same conference call, Wynn also said, " We had a great first quarter, the best in our history. And we went through it - we were just around $400 million in the first quarter. We are $447 million this time [second quarter], and that quarter was about 59% better than a year ago. And in fact, for the six months, we're 62% better than a year ago..."
WHAT THE FUCK.
And these kinds of record-breaking profits are occurring in all corporations across the board right now, due to the lowest tax rates in 60 years. Under Obama (he kept all the GWB tax cuts). You know, just based on facts. Only, it's not trickling down to the employees, who are getting laid off and salary-cut and overseas outsourced.
So, basically Steve Wynn is a lying, hypocritical piece of shit. If all his profits are going up, up, up, then why the pointless, fear-mongering, bullshit-based Obama bashing? What is the purpose?
The only conclusion I can come up with is that Steve Wynn is a dick. And a lying, hypocritical piece of shit.
And then there's Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants (Carl's Jr. and Hardee's). Take a listen to what poor Andy says about Obama killing his business:
Neal Boortz: A CEO explains how Obama is killing the economy
Sounds pretty devastating, doesn't it? Too bad he's lying. Unless you don't count CKE's posted six-fold jump in quarterly profit last year that beat market expectations, aided by a $9.9 million tax benefit and a drop in operating costs. Then yeah, Obama killed li'l Andy's business with a $10 million tax break.
Everything I called Steve Wynn you can apply to Andy Puzder.
Ahh, racism. Is it racist when you don't know the racist remarks you say are racist because racism is so common in your life that you don't have a problem or even notice racism?
Representative Doug Lamborn (R-CO), regarding Obama on the debt ceiling debate, said, “Even if some people say, ‘Well the Republicans should have done this or they should have done that,’ they will hold the President responsible. Now, I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching a tar baby and you get it, you’re stuck, and you’re a part of the problem now and you can’t get away.”
Being associated with Obama is like touching a tar baby. So, Obama is a tar baby.
After the obvious outrage in response, he issued the standard Republican non-apology by apologizing "for using a term some find offensive." What he said wasn't wrong, it's the people who were offended that were wrong to be offended by his racism. I guess next he'll claim Democrats pointing out his racist remark is just them playing the race card.
Regardless of what this ignorant, racist, asshole thinks - or doesn't, as the case may be - "tar baby" has been a negative racial epithet since William H. Bonney fought in the Lincoln County War.
FOX "News'" Megyn Kelly. Fighting for workers' rights... but only when they apply to her. Hypocrite much?
The Daily Show: Lactate Intolerance
Disclaimer: In no way am I suggesting Megyn Kelly is the only Republican fighting for socialism only when it applies personally.
Über anti-tax Republicans want payroll tax breaks to expire for the working poor - and instead give those tax breaks to corporations.
I don't particularly agree with this specific tax break myself, as it slightly weakens Social Security, but it's funny how the Republicans blatantly protect corporations over the people every single fucking time. It's almost as if poor people have no clout. Representative David Camp (R-MI), chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee even went so far as to claim tax reductions will push the deficit higher - which they slightly will, but...
A.) It doesn't have anything to do with growing the economy - which it in fact helps.
B.) It has nothing to do with helping those in need without being a socialist "spreading the wealth" program - they just keep more of their own money - something LOVED by Republicans ONLY when it applies to rich people.
C.) Lowering taxes creates higher deficit is believed by Republicans ONLY when rich people don't receive said tax breaks - not the middle class.
H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y! Find out what it means to Republicans!
Did you notice how these two liberals rationally explained the fallacy in the Republican ideology without stooping to calling them names and claiming they're treasonous and hate America? That seems to be how the likes of Hannity and Rush define what Democrats do since they don't have any facts to work from. "Letting tax cuts expire for the rich is treasonous because socialism-loving liberals hate America!" Dicks. -Just an observation.
Read how the GOP wants a tax increase just because Obama opposes it. No, they're not just trying to make him look bad by opposing EVERYTHING he proposes, even when it's part of their ONLY policy measure they ALWAYS propose for EVERYTHING. Fucking hypocrites.
I know Obama's practically imperceptible extra $1,000, give or take, in your pocket subtly spread out over a year due to a 2% reduction in your payroll tax isn't as bold and in-your-face obvious as Bush's $300 check with his name on it which gets you to notice him, but do the math.
Did you do the numbers yet?
Why are the Republicans ignoring me?
Ya hate math? Too hard?
C'mon, it isn't that hard. Here, I'll do it for you. One thousand dollars incrementally given back to you gets spent on groceries and various other sundries, which slightly helps to boost the economy. One 300 dollar check most often gets put directly in the bank, not spent helping the economy. Plus, $1,000 is $700 more than $300. There, see? Not so hard after all.
Oh, and yeah, it's my job to call the Republican politicians the corporate-protecting scumbag pieces of shit that they are. However, my name calling is based on researchable facts.
Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) is a fucking piece of shit murderer.
In 1991, Todd Willingham's house burnt down, killing his three daughters. An alleged expert said it was arson and he was convicted of murder and put on death row.
As time passed, doubts mounted as to the certainty of the evidence of arson. It seemed as though the alleged expert used junk science.
Shortly before Willingham's execution, a leading arson expert filed a report with Perry's office saying it was not arson. Which would make Willingham innocent. A request was made for a reprieve of execution so further investigation could be conducted.
Perry said no.
Todd Willingham was executed on February 16, 2004.
Questions remained. Five years later, an investigator discredited the forensics used in the trial and determined conclusively that Willingham was innocent. He said "a finding of arson could not be sustained" and that "the fire marshal's key testimony at the trial was hardly consistently with the scientific mindset and is more characteristic of mystics or psychics."
Two days before that expert was supposed to testify before a commission looking into the case, Governor Perry fired three members of the commission and replaced them with his own appointees. They cancelled his meeting.
When presented with new information, a leader should be able to make adjustments in his previous decisions. That is what makes a good leader. Presented with new information that may save an innocent man's life, a postponement to look into this new information is the very fucking LEAST a leader could do.
Republicans don't seem to have this capability to process new information. In fact, when presented with new or contrary information, they then demand the old, incorrect information is true. That is not good leadership quality.
If small-minded Rick Perry willfully murdered a potentially innocent man for some egotistical reason, then blocked an investigation into his own murder of the innocent man, then I sincerely hope he gets inoperable, extremely painful cancer that no amount of his free, socialist, taxpayer healthcare can cure.
Does that make me an asshole? I don't care. Rick Perry is a fucking piece of shit murderer.
He can go pray to Jesus for salvation. That's usually what murderers do just before they die, right?
The problem Republicans have when they do interviews on non-FOX "News" TV shows is that they are actually asked questions. Real reporters try to get information, not just listen to prepared statements. It's the difference between a press release and an interview.
Christine O'Donnell of the East walked off CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight' interview because he won't ask only the questions she wants to answer:
NJ Governor Chris Christie. Douchebag. Take your time deciding whether or not to help rape victims, you big, literally fat, douchebag.
The return of Rick Perry: "Just because you have a group of scientists that have stood up and said 'here is the fact' - Galileo got out-voted for a spell. -Texas Governor Rick Perry about the science behind climate change.
So, this stupid motherfucker's argument against science and facts is that 400 years ago, the stupid motherfucking Pope threatened Galileo with torture and death if he didn't stop saying the Earth revolved around the Sun? So, what, is Rick Perry comparing himself and all science-deniers to Galileo - the scientist? Rick Perry doesn't seem to realize he is the ignorant Pope in this scenario. This nimrod is claiming scientific facts are wrong? Political posturing based on protecting oil and gas profits is the real truth above climate science facts? What the fuck? I'm beginning to think Rick Perry is one stupid motherfucker.
He is a fan of killing things, so I guess I understand why this stupid motherfucking torture and death-based argument is appealing to him. Being the stupid motherfucker that he is.
And - is any politician from Texas capable of forming a complete sentence or do they all fart in their empty heads which abruptly changes their path mid-sentence? The only difference between the stupid motherfucker Bush and the stupid motherfucker Perry is that when Bush was being cocksure when he was wrong, he smirked and hunched his shoulders and gave that little condescending giggle - when Perry is being cocksure when he's wrong, he rocks up and down in his cowboy boots and continues...talking...real...s...l...o...w. Ly.
Teabaggers. Doncha just think they're the cutest EVER?
In case you missed the Teabag Republican debate on Monday, 9/12/11, I believe the highlight was when Wolf Blitzer asked Ron Paul if an uninsured man should be left to die if he got sick. The moronic Teabag crowd unanimously and emphatically shouted YEAH! WOOO! YES! and with great applause.
Yes. Let a fellow American die because he can't afford health insurance. That would be the patriotic thing to do. The moral thing. And wasn't it Jesus who said, "Fuck 'em."? Teabaggers are a very religious bunch, right?
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't a couple years ago these fucking uneducated nimrods storm town halls and protest Barack Obama's non-existent DEATH PANELS? You know, the ones that never existed but were made up as a fear-mongering tactic by Republicans to make people vote against their best wishes unless they had taken the time to find out what that was really about instead of blindly following Republican lies? Yeah, those Death Panels. Well, it kind of seems like these stupid dick holes are all for Death Panels now. Why? Because it's OK for Republicans to randomly decide who gets to be put to death but not Democrats?
These Teabaggers are the dumbest fuckers on the planet.
Oh, and before I forget, I'd like to bury these hypocritical fucktards under a little more love. In the previous debate on Wednesday, 9/7/11, Brian Williams only got as far as mentioning the fact that Rick Perry executed more people than any other Governor before the Republican crowd burst into enthusiastic applause.
What the fuck is wrong with these uncivilized, violence-loving assholes?
Yeah! Murder! Yes! Execution! DIE! Woo-Hoo!
To be fair, anarchist Ron Paul said he doesn't think people without insurance should be left to die and when asked about the crowd's response, Rick Perry said he was taken aback and that the Republican Party is the party of life (we can debate that last statement from the 'most executions ever' Governor at a later date.).
Alan Grayson was right.
"Let's remember that we should care about people even after they're born."
Hey, I just found this. It dovetails quite nicely with the points I brought up...
The dumbest fuckers on the planet.
25.) 9/21/11And the unmitigated Republican voter-fraud continues.
With the 2010 mid-term elections, Republicans gained a significant amount of seats on their "We'll pretend to want to create jobs so you vote for us" platform. Since then, creating jobs is one of the things they not only have not tried to create, but have blocked all efforts to create. What they have tried to do, successfully in many cases, is to end-run abortion rights, go on vacation, block affordable health care, secure more tax cuts for the wealthy, raise taxes on the middle class, slash or end budgets for a plethora of social services, end social security, end Medicare, get rid of unions and workers' rights, cut salaries and benefits and pensions of the middle class, close the Environmental Protection Agency, cut the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's budget, slash the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's budget - you know, the organization that tracks hurricanes, tsunamis, tropical storms, etc, filibuster infrastructure spending, defund public broadcasting, make laws preventing non-existent Sharia law from taking over America, prevent the LGBT community from having civil rights, block legislation making it harder for criminals to purchase guns illegally, deny science, manufacture a debt ceiling crisis - resulting in a rating downgrade, pretend the Bush presidency never happened because it was such a mega clusterfuck atrocity but hypocritically get mad when it's pointed out that he directly caused the situation America's in - you know what? I could go on forever pointing out all the Republican corporate profit-protecting/obstructionist policies bent on destroying America while simultaneously trying to make Obama look bad. I don't even have to prove that. They keep saying they don't want any policy to go through that may make Obama look good and that their goal is to make Obama a one term president. Putting party before country. Waging war on the middle class. Fuck you very much, Republicans.
Which brings me to Republican voter-fraud. Again. Since the majority of Americans do not agree with the fascist policies of the Republican party, the Republicans realize they cannot win an election fairly. So, since the 2010 mid-terms (well, since the 80's really, but psychotically amped up since a black guy became President), they have been systematically making it harder for Democrats to vote. They're rigging elections.
I know I've explained in the past a slew of tactics the Republicans are employing to specifically prevent Democrats from voting under the false proclamation that they're just trying to prevent voter-fraud (which is not happening), like requiring photo ID's, then closing Democrat area DMV's so they can't get ID's (and expanding hours in Republican districts), not accepting college ID's, lengthening residency laws, ending early voting, making it illegal to vote within one month of registering, having 24 hours to report registered voters collected or face a fine, running fake Democrats in the WI recall elections, and sending fraudulent absentee ballots with an incorrect due date to Democrats in WI (If you're unclear as to how these measures target Democrats but not Republicans, I will be happy to explain. Just ask.).
But this is a new one. It involves manipulating the out-of-date Electoral College system for the first time.
States divvy up their electoral votes differently. 48 states give all their votes to the candidate that receives the most votes in the state. Nebraska and Maine awards the electoral votes to the winner of each separate district.
Nebraska, a Republican dominated state, awarded one vote to the Democratic candidate in 2008, Obama, for the first time since 1964. The Republican had previously won all districts since then. That one electoral vote was not enough to be a deciding vote since Obama won by a large margin. However, due to the current state of the economy and jobs, it is expected that the 2012 election will be close. And Republican Nebraska does not want even one of their electoral votes to go to the commie, Muslim, atheist, black guy. So, Republicans are now trying to change the structure in which they vote so it benefits the Republican candidate in a completely partisan way. They want to award the entire amount to the winner of the state so a Democratic candidate will never again even have the slightest chance of stealing a vote from Republicans by tricking stupid people in Omaha into voting.
Back in January, the Republican senator who sponsored this bill, Beau McCoy, told the Lincoln Journal-Star, "We would not want to see Obama re-elected by one electoral vote in Omaha." Yes, that was a direct quote. Republicans want to specifically prevent Democrats from even being able to get a vote.
At the Nebraska Republican Party meeting on 9/17/11, the leadership adopted a resolution that required all elected GOP officials to overturn electoral law or lose party support, financial or otherwise. Yes, that's in an official resolution. Blackmailing party members into supporting vote-tampering. Yay.
Omaha World-Herald: GOP backing? Oppose split vote
Lincoln Journal Star: GOP prioritizes electoral vote change
Pennsylvania, a Democratic dominated state, awards all the electoral votes to the winner of the state. For now. This does not sit well with the newly Republican-controlled state. A Republican candidate has not won Pennsylvania since 1988. They now want to change the structure in which they vote to award electoral votes by Congressional district, guaranteeing at least some votes to the Republican candidate and stripping some from the Democrat. Stripping Democratic votes being the goal. If this system had been in place for the 2010 election, Obama, who won 55% of the popular vote, would not have won all 20 electoral votes. He would have won only 8 votes. McCain, who lost, would have gotten 12 electoral votes. Well, fuck-a-doodle-doo.
The New York Times: Pennsylvania G.O.P. Weighs Electoral Vote Changes for 2012
Usually, a party has an ideal, and comes up with a policy to implement that ideal. Then, the whole party will generally toe the line. Nebraska and Pennsylvania Republicans are legislating the complete opposite policies. This only makes sense if the party ideal is accomplished by these two 180° opposite policies. The party ideal is to prevent - in a completely partisan, vote-rigging way - the re-election of Obama.
If the Republicans can't beat Obama on ideology, then they'll change the rules to beat him. This is a twisted perversion of the whole purpose of American Democracy.
And the unmitigated Republican voter-fraud continues.
None of this voter-fraud could be perpetrated by Republicans if the way-out-of-date-by-at-least-100-years Electoral College system of voting was ended. Then, the one man/one vote system of democracy would be real in America when voting for its President. I know there is practically no chance of this ever happening, but a man can dream, can't he?
Or have Republicans gerrymandered the outcome of dreams, too?
All Republican audiences at GOP debates, and all the Republican candidates, too, except for Jon Huntsman, are scum.
Stephen Hill, a US Soldier fighting in Iraq, asked Rick Santorum, who is a frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter, if he would circumvent the progress that has been made for gay soldiers serving in the military by repealing the repealing of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.'
With the same enthusiasm the previous debate crowds had with cheering executions and letting sick people die, they booed this gay soldier. Those assholes in the audience (granted it was not all, but an ignorant, vocal handful) wish they were half the man Stephen Hill is.
Frothy Santorum's reply was just as fucking stupid as was the booing. The very first fucking dumb thing out of his pie-hole was, "Yeah, I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military, and the fact that they're making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people, uh, and give them a special privilege, uh, t, ah, t, t, uh in DOMA, in removing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' I think tries to inject social policy into the military and the military's job is to do one thing, and that is to defend our country. We need to give the military, which is all volunteer, the ability to do so in a way that is most efficient at protecting our men and women in uniform and I believe this undermines that ability."
I'll get to the problem with that frothy Santorum ignorance in a moment. I have a bigger problem with the entire dumb fuck Republican audience's swelling crescendo to thunderous applause which began at the moment Mr. Frothy said "social policy" more than I do the handful of booing. These dumb fucks respond to any and every dog-whistle word and image. Somehow, the word 'social' is now an evil word. And ignorant homophobia is to be cheered. Fucking stupid assholes. America is a socialist/capitalist country. Get that through your thick, intolerant, vanilla pudding-filled heads. There would be no United States of America without that combination. And every civil right will eventually march over you, so get your backward, inbred, redneck, miserable, racist, homophobic, science-denying, ignorant ass out of the way.
Anyway, let's dissect the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that came out of Santorum's mouth when he opened it. First, sexual activity has nothing to do with the military. Santourm's a homophobe. Second, recognizing sexual activity is not a 'provision' in the military. Santourm's a homophobe. Third, no one is getting a special privilege in the military. Civil rights are not a special privilege. Santourm's a homophobe. Removing DOMA is not a 'social policy,' it is a civil right/basic human right. Blocking civil rights seems to be a wholly Republican policy. Santourm's a homophobe. Gay soldiers fighting in the military do not undermine the ability to protect non-gay soldiers. This is a 100% proven fact. Just ask Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Republic of China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom and Uruguay. Santourm's a homophobe.
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the deserts bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.)
Megyn Kelly, the host of this little FOX "News" shindig, asked Mr. Frothy what he would do, if he became President, about all the soldiers like Stephen Hill who are already 'outed?' "I think it's, it's, it's, look, what we're doing is playing social experimentation, ah, with, with our military right now, and ud, ud, a, that's tragic. Ah, I would, I would just say that uh, going forward, we would, we would re-institute that policy if Rick Santorum was President. Period. That policy would be re-instituted, and as far as people who are in, in it, I would not 'throw them out' because that would be unfair to them because of the policy of this administration, but we would move forward in, in conformity with what was happening in the past, which was "sex is not an issue." It, it is du, it should not be an issue. Leave it alone. Keep it, keep it to yourself whether you're heterosexual or homosexual," Mr. Frothy nonsensically replied.
First, "social experimentation." Gays serving in the military is not an experiment. Shall I list the countries again? However, the phrase "social experiment" IS a dog-whistle word to instigate right-wing ire. And it always works. Second, I think he meant, "Going BACKWARD, we would re-institute that policy." Third, Bill Mancuso thinks referring to yourself in third-person narrative is the sign of a mentally disturbed mind. Fourth, sex seems only to be an issue to Republicans. It appears that they think gays are only concerned with raping dudes in the shower, and being in the middle of a desert on a military base with an ass full of sand is the most opportune place for it. At least, it seems they think about that all the time. Santourm's a homophobe. And so is the whole Republican Party. Fifth, what was happening in the past was NOT "sex is not an issue." Sex was never the issue to anyone. Except it is always a Republican homophobic reaction to what their fantasies of a gays life is. They're apparently picturing all sorts of gay scenarios all the time. They equate being gay with having gay sex as if that is the only function they are capable of performing and want to convert everyone to the same. Instead of looking at a gay person as "a person." Why doesn't the opposite hold true for Republicans? Why isn't being straight equated with having straight sex as if that is the only function they are capable of performing and want to convert everyone to the same? Fucking homophobes. Here is an actual issue Republicans don't seem to mind: Women in the military are twice as likely to be raped as civilian women. Women serving in the U.S. military are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire in Iraq. 29% of female veterans say they were raped during military service. In 2007, there were 2,688 sexual assaults against female soldiers by male soldiers in the military, including 1,259 reports of rape. And the Pentagon acknowledges 80% of military rapes are NEVER REPORTED. Fuck you, Republicans. Where's all your outrage over this? Why hasn't hetero rape statistics undermined the ability to efficiently protect our men and women in the military and defend our country? Fuck you, Republicans. Fucking homophobes.
Except Jon Huntsman. He is the only candidate that condemned the audience's homophobic reaction. Oddly, I like Jon Huntsman. He seems to be the only level-headed, rational, human Republican candidate. Unfortunately, that immediately disqualifies him as viable.
But my most funnest observation of all: How do you think FOX "News" would handle an audience of Democrats booing a soldier?
And speaking of the Republican debate, other than all of them all lying about everything, I thought this was also particularly funny: James Perry and Willard Romney (real names) fighting over which one has the better plan to create the most jobs if they were elected President. Since both of them have spewed the diarrhea that the government doesn't create jobs, how would they then create jobs if they were the government? Assholes.
Republican Crowd Boos Gay Soldier at FOX "News" Google Debate
Wayne LaPierre. You are a lying sack of extreme right-wing, gun-toting, fear-mongering, alarmist, over-reactionary, psychotic NRA shit.
The Daily Show: Wayne's World
And before anyone starts gettin' all up in my shit about the Second Amendment - fucking relax. I'm specifically talking about this asshole's moronic, extremist, conspiratorial lies. Because they're lies.
And if you believe him, then I'm sorry for your terribly under-used mind.
The Daily Show: Moment of Zen - Kiss Our Constitution
Republicans. Holy fucking shit.
It is now being reported that Rick Perry has a ranch named "N-----head." The word was painted on a big rock at its entrance.
Herman Cain in an interview on FOX "News" said, "My reaction is, that's just very insensitive. There isn't a more vile, negative word than the N-word, and for him to leave it there as long as he did, before I hear that they finally painted over it, is just plain insensitive to a lot of black people in this country."
And what is the right-wing machine's reaction, you wonder?
Rush Limbaugh denounced Herman Cain for joining the liberal smear campaign against Perry.
Matt Lewis at the Daily Caller said "Cain's attack on Rick Perry was a mistake" and that "his comments were - at best - premature - and at worst, highly irresponsible." And that "it was a cheap shot, and, perhaps is a signal that Cain is willing to play the race card against a fellow Republican when it benefits him."
Erick Erickson at Redstate said, "It also seems to be a slander Herman Cain is picking up and running with as a way to get into second place."
The Cain-bashing continued. And now Herman Cain has backed away from what he said.
I would say this is unbelievable, but no farce concerning Republicans at this point is unbelievable.
I've always said that a Republican tactic was to claim liberals are playing the race card when they point out when Republicans are doing something racist. Or to say liberals are playing the class warfare card when they point out Republicans are attacking the middle class. It's always 'opposite day' in the Republ-o-sphere.
But this is fucking funny. In that 'not humorous' way. Now, they're saying the Republican black guy is the asshole because the Republican white guy had a ranch named "N-----head." Yeah, this proves they're not racist.
Never thought I would be in a position to defend Herman Cain, but here we are.
I used to think Republican politicians were just hypocrites. Turns out, they're basically only amoral, racist, homophobic, corporate profit protecting, job securing, money hoarding pieces of shit that will do any- and everything to protect those interests. No matter what.
What confuses me is why anyone votes for them. Everything they stand for is against every voter's best interests. Well, unless you're a millionaire.
And don't mistake my pure, unadulterated hatred for Republicans as a pure, unadulterated love of Democrats. This is not an either/or game. Only a simple mind would see it that way. The world is many shades of gray.
Republican voter-suppression laws are already starting to take effect. For over 70 years, 96 year-old Dorothy Cooper has voted in every single election except for one in 1960. And now she can't get an ID.
96-year-old Chattanooga resident denied voting ID
Rolling Stone: The GOP War on Voting
What happens when your goal is to shrink government? Why should tax loopholes for millionaires and billionaires stop? I can think of many, many reasons.
Here's just one. They are no longer prosecuting domestic violence in Topeka. Not in the budget.
Domestic Violence Crimes in Topeka, Kan. No Longer Being Prosecuted
Topeka, Kansas City Council Considers Decriminalizing Domestic Violence-to Save Money
Kan.'s Capital City Repeals Domestic Violence Law
Fighting every effort by Democrats to raise revenue, Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback has instead elected to cut aid to public schools, among other social needs.
Other states run by Republicans lay off police, stop going after meth labs, cut fire department funding, stop paving roads or fixing bridges, lay off government workers, cut funding for special needs children and food programs for Women, Infants and Children, etc, etc.
Republican politicians are always yelling about having a smaller government to prevent it from interfering with your life. They are lying. They do not give a fucking shit about your life. At least, not after you're born. No. They only give a shit about a government being too small to regulate industries from poisoning us for profit. Since that is their real and only goal - corporate profit protection - they need a weak government. That also results in a breakdown of society. The United States of America is way too fucking big to have a small government if it wants to operate efficiently. It is no longer the size of the original thirteen colonies - someone might want to remind all the people wearing tri-corner hats.
Vote Republican. They'll protect corporate profits for you. Almost all of them signed a pledge to lobbyist, Grover Norquist, to do so.
CNN: Who is Grover Norquist?
This asshole Norquist's hero, Ronald Reagan raised taxes eleven times.
Why #Occupy Wall Street?
On Tuesday 10/11/11, President Obama met with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
The council is made up almost entirely of corporate CEO's including those from GE and Comcast. Or, who Republicans are only allowed to refer to as "Job Creators." The council's job is to give the President advice on the economy. They gave the President a 50-page report titled, 'Taking Action, Building Confidence: Five Common Sense Initiatives to Boost Jobs and Competitiveness.' The number one item in this report is infrastructure spending. It stated as follows:
"The council wants to add its voice to a point every thoughtful group that's looked at the matter has shouted from the rooftops: repairing and modernizing our roads, bridges, tunnels, railways, ports, dams, schools, airports, transit, electric grids, water and wastewater systems, and expanding our broadband networks are classic "two-fers." They create jobs in the near-term (at a time when more than one million construction workers are out of work) and they promote long-term competitiveness by building a more productive economy. If Washington can agree on anything, it should be this - and it should be now."
The Chamber of Commerce agrees.
Labor unions agree.
65% of American citizens agree.
The majority of all economists agree - both liberal and conservative.
That same evening, there was a test vote in the senate on Obama's jobs bill that included $175 billion in infrastructure spending.
Republican Senators unanimously opposed it. They filibustered their godly Job Creators' idea to create jobs.
Instead, they are concentrating on a seventh, yeah- fucking SEVENTH misogynistic law that would allow women to die if a hospital doesn't want to provide women their CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED RIGHT (they only scream about the Constitution if it's something Republicans want - fucking hypocrites) to an abortion even in the case of an emergency (which the President will veto anyway - even though it won't pass the Senate - so it is a 2 x 100% waste of time), getting "Communist, mind-controlling" fluoride out of our drinking water (which is a 100% fucking moronic waste of time), and making new laws to prevent voter-fraud that isn't happening but does prevent people from voting for Democrats (which fuck you).
Too busy to come up with any of their own jobs ideas, though. Just not too busy to filibuster all the President's ideas - that are agreed upon by a vast majority of Americans.
Republican politicians, you do not care about the well-being of the citizens of the United States of America as much as you care about making President Obama look bad and protecting your big business donors. You are blatantly putting party and personal job before country.
Go fuck yourselves.
Republican politicians are funny fuckers. In that not funny way. Deliberately fucking America to make Obama look bad to get a Republican elected President. Putting party before country. Again. In this case, blocking infrastructure jobs. And lying about why. Again.
FACT CHECK: GOP lawmakers spin funding tall tales
Sabotage: The Story Behind The Republican Party's "Top Political Priority"
When Republicans took control of the House in 2010 after claiming their number one goal was to create jobs, one of their new House rules was not to do any frivolous, symbolic, non-binding resolutions.
Sticking to this new rule, after the May 1st killing of Osama bin Laden, the Republican House refused to hold a vote on a resolution to honor the U.S. troops and intelligence community involved in the mission. (Dare I presume this was because Obama would have to have been honored as well?)
On Nov 1st, Eric Cantor, the #2 House Republican held a vote on a resolution to affirm that America's national motto is STILL "In God We Trust." So now we can all rest easy knowing that "In God We Trust" is STILL our motto. It was yesterday. It is today. And it will be tomorrow. Thank god that critical, country-destroying problem was resolved.
When the Washington Post asked if the "In God We Trust" resolution was considered a symbolic resolution, a spokesman for Eric Cantor declined to comment.
STILL no jobs bills.
Fuck you, Republicans. You are immature, pathetic and absurd.
But at least you are consistent in your desire to fuck over America.
Sticking to this new rule, after the May 1st killing of Osama bin Laden, the Republican House refused to hold a vote on a resolution to honor the U.S. troops and intelligence community involved in the mission. (Dare I presume this was because Obama would have to have been honored as well?)
On Nov 1st, Eric Cantor, the #2 House Republican held a vote on a resolution to affirm that America's national motto is STILL "In God We Trust." So now we can all rest easy knowing that "In God We Trust" is STILL our motto. It was yesterday. It is today. And it will be tomorrow. Thank god that critical, country-destroying problem was resolved.
When the Washington Post asked if the "In God We Trust" resolution was considered a symbolic resolution, a spokesman for Eric Cantor declined to comment.
STILL no jobs bills.
Fuck you, Republicans. You are immature, pathetic and absurd.
But at least you are consistent in your desire to fuck over America.
...I wrote that a few hours before I saw this:
The Daily Show: Men Not at Work
¡Vete a la Chingada, los Republicanos! #34 in a series: Oh, Rush. You poor, obese, drug-addict, scum-sucking, piece of shit, motherfucking lying douchebag racist. I feel so sorry for you.
Limbaugh tries to rewrite meaning of the word racist
And seriously, Mr. Coulter? "Your" blacks? The ones Republicans own? What the fuck, you racist asshole?
Jon Stewart Ridicules Ann Coulter For Her ‘Our Blacks Are Better Than Their Blacks’
Michigan Republicans legalize bullying with State Bill 137. Literally. Because of religious reasons. And because the Constitution apparently protects those "church separated from state" reasons? Fuck you where you breathe.
Personally, I think the new law should be dubbed the Michigan "Fuck You, Faggot" law. Because that's what it is.
Michigan Introduces Anti-Anti-Bullying Bill Named After Gay Teen Suicide Victim
David Shuster condemns Michigan Republicans for bill that supports bullying
Hey, Republicans defending Herman Cain's sexual harassment proclivities: Why did you vilify Bill Clinton? Are you fucking hypocrites? Of course you are. You can climb down off your sanctimonious family values soap box now.
Oh, one teensy, tiny difference: Clinton's actions were consensual. Not harassment.
And for the record: Democrats are not bringing up these Cain allegations - they would absolutely fucking LOVE this moronic clown to go against Obama in the election. So stop trying to blame the "Democrat Machine." Whatever that is. "Republican Scapegoat Machine?"
Herman Cain. What are you talking about you empty-headed buffoon? Why don't you just put on your squeaky, over-sized shoes, water-squirting lapel flower and rainbow-colored curly wig so you visually represent everyones mental picture of you?
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Interview with Cain
At least they're completely predictable.
Support the Obama administration's proposal for healthier school lunches based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine? Of which Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said they were needed to reduce childhood obesity and future health care costs. Or support big corporations like the American Frozen Food Institute that want to sell their salt and fat and starch and mystery chemical ingredient-laden frozen pizzas and french fries and pasta to schools?
Or, to put it a simpler way: Support something Obama endorses or support the opposite?
Quick. Which do you think House Republicans support?
Congress pushes back on healthier school lunches
I do draw the line at tater-tots, though.
The day after "Old Man Balls" O'Reilly over at FOX "News" declares the #Occupy Movement to be dead, an unconfirmed 15 - 35 thousand march in New York as well as other massive marches all over the country. And they put forward a comprehensive economic plan - unlike the useless congressional "super-committee."
Meanwhile, Republicans congratulate themselves for blocking high speed rail funding. Instead wanting to (take a big, fat guess) drill more oil and cut more government programs for the needy.
Who needs jobs? Who needs a high speed rail when China already does? Who needs to take care of those in need?
Republicans. Dickheads, one and all.
Worst Persons: Bill O’Reilly, Gov. Rick Perry and Roger Ailes
The 99%’s Deficit Proposal: How to create jobs, reduce the wealth divide and control spending
Transportation Nation: Senate Blocks $60 Billion Infrastructure “Jobs Bill”; GOP Counters with more oil, more cuts
The NRA is pushing congress to pass a bill, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act, which would force states to recognize concealed weapons permits from other states.
Obviously Republicans love this, but what about the sanctity of states' rights? They should also hate this. Teabaggers should be marching in the streets over this 'big government' intrusion. Oh, well. I guess it's always best to err on the side of guns.
Even though states can't enforce their own restrictions against concealed carriers from other states.
Recognize gay marriage across state lines, though? GAAAAAA! Too dangerous to even consider infringing on states' rights.
Who approves of the end of the war in Iraq and the complete withdrawal of our troops?
77% of All Americans
63% of Republicans
Who believes the war in Iraq has not gone on long enough and that our troops should not ever come home but continue fighting in a war forever and continue to sacrifice everything for us abroad while we sacrifice nothing for them at home?
100% of Republican Presidential candidates*
Who is at odds with America on almost every single fucking issue?
100% of Republican Presidential candidates*
*Ron Paul is Libertarian, not Republican**
**So I don't know why he's always at the Republican debates
Instead of honestly working on the bill to extend unemployment benefits and payroll tax breaks, Republicans packed the bill chock full of poison pork, intentionally trying to kill it.
They proposed CUTTING unemployment benefits in HALF and slashing other necessary programs such as Medicare - in order to give MORE tax cuts to the 1%.
And they stuck in a fast-track approval for the cross country Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. They claim it will create thousands of jobs. That is a lie. After the temporary construction jobs are through, there will be 20 (twenty) permanent jobs. Also, it exempts TransCanada from having to follow any environmental protection laws that American pipelines do. The Keystone XL pipeline ONLY benefits oil companies.
But at least the pussy Democrats yet again backed down and took off the table the raising of taxes for millionaires. Because Democrats are pussies. Did I mention Democrats are pussies?
And guess what? This bill not going through by midnight tonight will result in the 4th attempt at a government shutdown this year. Certainly a year for breaking records by the Fascists - damn, I meant Republicans.
Here's hoping our pussy President quickly grows a brass pair. And uses them.
Fuck you, Boehner. Where are the jobs?
Update: The Fascists and the Pussies came to an agreement to avert a Government shutdown over this weekend. They will continue the "bipartisan" talks and hope to work out a deal for the year. If THAT doesn't work out, they have a "Plan B" two-month extension.
As if I can't figure out the Fascists want to drag this out all the way to the election in November.
Did I mention the part the Fascists - er, Republicans put in the bill about indefinitely detaining anyone simply suspected of terrorism, including American citizens, without representation? Definition of fascism. And quite anti-Constitutional. I'm getting very sick of the hate and fear and war-mongering overreactions by the fascist Republicans.
And so you don't think I'm just using 'fascist' to describe Republicans in some sort of rhetorical way to make them sound bad, like stupid people do when calling Obama a 'socialist,' I would like you to understand that most of the policies Republicans put forward these days are, by the very definition of fascism, fascist.
I was going blog about the fascism of hypocritical Republicans blatantly trying to block the Constitutionally protected right to vote only when Democrats vote and not when Republicans vote (yet again), but Rachel explains it quite succinctly. And with 73% less swearing than I would have fucking done.
Rachel Maddow: Iowa GOP less devoted to vote restriction policies for own voting
According to the Geneva Convention, desecrating a deceased body, which includes urinating on it, is a war crime. Nevertheless, it's a douchbag thing to do in any capacity. And makes you a disgrace to your uniform and country.
Rick Perry, although admitting it wasn't a nice thing to do, said that Obama calling this action a "criminal act" was "over the top."
In a desperate effort to stick it to Obama, as is natural for a Republican, Rick Perry defended a war crime.
And the race to be the Biggest Republican Loser continues...
Republicans are right. There is voter fraud occurring in America. A man was convicted on 3 counts of voter fraud, 2 counts of perjury, and 1 count of theft. Due to these 6 felonies, he faces 3 - 18 years in prison. Just who is this dirtbag, you ask? Indiana Secretary of State, Charlie White. Republican.
In a fantastic step forward regarding civil rights in New Jersey, both houses of the state legislature are set to overwhelmingly approve same-sex marriage. Governor Chris Christie vowed to remain a backward-thinking troglodyte scumbag by vetoing this civil right when he said, "I will remain a backward-thinking troglodyte scumbag by vetoing this civil right."
Flags at half-mast for Whitney Houston is stupid and all, but this asshole maneuver actually has life-altering consequences.
In another step to massively increase the size of government that overwhelmingly wants to control every single goddamn aspect of your private life, along with the needless spending that it requires, Republicans in Virginia want to force medically unnecessary vagina-inserted ultrasounds on women before they are allowed to receive an abortion. Women and their doctors have absolutely no say in the matter of what the government forces into women's vaginas for no reason. Yes, you heard correctly. Republicans wish to force, by government-mandate, unnecessary medical procedures on women.
They want politicians - Republican politicians - to tell you what medical procedure you should get. Who is it again that the Republicans say wants to get between you and your doctor?
Oh, and they want to make all birth-control illegal. Which failed in every other state it was proposed.
When Republicans say they are for small government and less spending, they are fucking lying.
They just want smaller government when it comes to regulating the ability of corporations to pollute the Earth or abuse human rights in the name of profit.
As for less spending, they have never done it - except when it comes to helping the poor and elderly.
Hey, what was the jobs plan Republicans proposed again? I must have forgotten.
Douchebag Andrew Breitbart, Republican hero and lying sack of shit, has put up on his website a list of 17 stories about rapes and sex crimes perpetrated by Occupy protesters.
This is something people on the right would LOVE to believe and never check the validity.
1.) Several of the stories are repeated to pad amount of offenses
2.) Several of the rapes and offenses were AGAINST Occupy protesters
3.) One instance of consensual sex
4.) In EVERY instance, the police have confirmed the Occupy protesters DID NOT commit the offense
Fucking scumbag piece of shit.
Hey, Keith's got something to say about it. He goes through every story and reads the actual reports.
Keith says Andrew Breitbart is ‘exploiting rape victims’ to smear Occupy movement
Republican Congressman Darryl Issa held a hearing called, seriously, "Lines Crossed: Separation Of Church And State, Has The Obama Administration Trampled On Freedom Of Religion And Freedom Of Conscience." Is that a leading title, or were you able to not be influenced by it?
He tried to show how Obama's compromise on the issue of the birth control mandate in health insurance coverage - widely accepted by everyone involved - was trampling on the First Amendment. It does not, but only according to lawyers. Republicans are trying to create an issue out of thin air. Again. And in their singularly focused goal on attacking Obama, they are attacking women's health care. Not that they don't attack every women's right already.
You know who passed virtually the same laws in states all over the country 10 years before Obama was even president? You know who introduced and has been promoting the very SAME insurance coverage of birth control and contraception since 1999 when Republican Bob Dole became the spokesperson for Viagra and Viagra became covered by insurance? Republicans. That's who. If they really believe Obama is trampling the First Amendment, they also, in relation, must believe that only hypocritical fucking asshole Republicans are allowed to trample the First Amendment.
And when I said lawyers said it wasn't trampling on the Constitution? That was decided over 10 years ago. And the hypocrites trying to drum up false, unjustifiable outrage again - I mean, Republicans - fucking know it.
Oh. The best part? This farcical hearing about women's health care involved NO women. Women weren't invited to the hearing by the Republicans and any women that were suggested to join the hearing were denied by the Republicans. Old men out of touch with what 98% of the population wants and needs only.
Dicks. Literally. All of them.
I have an especially fucking stupid Republican for the milestone 50th edition of "Go Fuck Yourself, Republicans." Enjoy...
In Tennessee, a bill that would make it illegal to say the word "gay" or talk about gay issues to anyone under 9th grade is making its way through the state legislature.
The "Don't Teach Gay" bill (more commonly referred to as the "Don't Say Gay" bill), introduced by Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield, was passed by the House Education Sub-Committee on Wednesday, 2/15. I'm not sure but I think they use the word "Education" sarcastically. The bill, in its own words, "prohibits the teaching of or furnishing of materials on human sexuality other than heterosexuality in public school grades K-8." It prohibits teachers from discussing anything to do with homosexuality. Even if a gay student is being bullied - which has already caused two gay teens to commit suicide in Tennessee in the last two months. Only "natural human reproduction" would be allowed to be discussed.
Let's learn a little about the mind (I use the term loosely) of Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield, who insists the purpose of the bill is to avoid sexually confusing children. Not having the question posed to him, he also insisted the bill is not anti-gay - and that he isn't anti-gay either. Surprising, then, he felt the need to clear that up.
Here is an excerpt from a radio interview of his with a gay rights advocate. Yes, they are his actual quotes, not a cartoon version of a moron. If you're not already, sit down before reading on, please:
CAMPFIELD: Most people realize that AIDS came from the homosexual community.
SIGNORILE: No, it did not. AIDS — do you know the history of AIDS?
CAMPFIELD: It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men. It was an airline pilot, if I recall.
SIGNORILE: No, it was not one guy screwing a monkey. It was somebody in Africa. Do you know the history of AIDS? Because I can tell you in a minute. It was somebody in Africa who actually killed a monkey, because they eat the meat of many animals, as I’m sure you do, I’m sure you eat the meat of animals. And they ate the meat of a monkey and the blood, they chopped it up, and it got in a cut and that’s how AIDS then spread among heterosexuals all through Africa, and it is a pandemic around the world.
And in another interview:
CAMPFIELD: My understanding is also it's virtually — not completely impossible, it's virtually impossible — to contract AIDS, outside of blood transfusions, through heterosexual sex. It's virtually impossible. The odds of a regular person catching it, like a regular man catching it from a woman is very low.
WOMAN: What do you mean by "regular man?"
CAMPFIELD: Uh, someone who is not from Africa, someone who is not a homosexual, someone who is not an IV drug user, someone who is not sleeping with someone who is one of those things. If they want to look at what the average life span is of a homosexual, it's much shorter than the average person.
He has repeated these fucking stupid and uneducated and thoroughly debunked right-wing talking points in many interviews.
And in his blog post, titled "More Fun Than A Barrel Of Monkeys," he wrote: "The research on sex with a monkey being the first transmitter of AIDS has not been proven nor firmly dis proven [sic]. It is one of about 5 theories I was able to find on the source of AIDS."
And there you have it, folks. Republicans are right. Education is elitist. Who needs facts when the stupid shit you can make up to back your stupid biased opinion works just as well.
What stupid, made up shit did we learn today kiddies? "Regular" men are definitely not black or gay. And AIDS came from one guy screwing a monkey. And straight people can't get AIDS from hetero sex.
I'd vote for him. I can think of no better person for taxpayers' money to pay a salary. He's not a danger at all to other uninformed people who might believe him.
Oh, and Campfield is the Tennessee campaign co-director for Newt Gingrich's Presidential campaign.
Here's an article by Michelangelo Signorile, the gay rights advocate:
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So far, judging by their actions of the last 3 years alone, Republicans hate women, gays, the poor, the working class, children, blacks, Asians, Mexicans, the secular, freedom of choice, sex, New York, California, Chicago, San Francisco, the auto industry, Mormons, energy-saving lightbulbs, freedom of other peoples' speech, Hawaii, Canada, science, the truth, grammar, spelling and punctuation, affordable health care, Muslims, progress, math, France, the environment, education, their own policies (including: *Bipartisan deficit commission, *Pay as you go, *Cap and trade, *The health reform individual mandate, *The DREAM Act, *The bank bail-outs and *Contraception being covered by health care plans), American history, the right to vote, Massachusetts, capitalism, child labor laws -- brain numbing. Must stop listing.
What do they love? Money, power, war, hypocrisy, the influence of the Christian religion to control the ignorant masses - not really the religion itself , just the power it has that they can use to manipulate people with. And money.
And how do YOU define Fascism?
Wisconsin State Assembly Rule 76 states, "Only the members present in the assembly chamber may vote." On Tuesday, when a vote was called in the assembly, State Representative Joel Kleefisch, Republican, cast his electronic vote.
Then he got up and cast an electronic vote at the empty seat next to him. Then reached over and cast a third electronic vote at the next empty seat. Then he sat back down in his own seat. That's when he happened to look up at the camera pointing down at him from the public gallery. Later, when a reporter asked him if he was breaking Assembly Rule 76, Kleefisch said, "It depends on how you interpret the rule. The rule says you have to be present in the chamber. The bathroom counts as the chamber. And the parlor counts as a chamber if you are going to eat.” Oh, the kicker? He is a strong supporter of the Voter ID law and has voted for it three separate times. I guess he just really likes voting for things three times. Yet ANOTHER hypocritical Republican being the one actually committing the fraudulent voting.
Don't believe me? Think I'm lying? Check out his expression when he sees the camera.
Proof Of Voter Fraud In The Wisconsin State Assembly
REPUBLICANS ARE CORRECT ONCE AGAIN! YET ANOTHER CASE OF VOTER FRAUD PERPETRATED AGAINST AMERICA!!!!! IS THERE NO END TO THIS UNENDING ATTACK ON FREEDOM!!??
Republican Thomas Tolbert, of New Mexico, managed to get his dog, Buddy, registered to vote - in order to prove voter fraud is happening. Then he went on TV to talk about it. His wife is Heather Wade, a staff member on the New Mexico Senate Campaign of Republican Heather Wilson. Heather Wilson, as a NM Congresswoman six years ago pushed the Bush administration to fire local U.S. Attorney David Iglesias for not prosecuting voter fraud.
Republican Thomas Tolbert faces up to 5 years in jail and a $10,000 fine for committing voter fraud.
It is a fact that over 45 sponsors have so far dumped the obese drug-addict, Rush Limbaugh for calling Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute then demanding she film herself having sex and post it on Youtube for him and all his right-wing family values/morals Christian followers to watch. And the obese drug-addict kept saying those things for three days straight. However, he says the MEDIA is lying and sponsors are BEGGING him to come back. And the obese drug addict says liberals made him act like them and say these things. I'm a fucking moron, so I believe him.
Claiming this "War on Women" was contrived by the left, and wondering what the exit strategy was, the obese drug-addict, Rush Limbaugh chose instead to stay in the war and continue the fight. Now attacking journalist, Tracie McMillan, seemingly only because she's a woman, about her new book, "The American Way of Eating," he condescendingly deemed her a "babe" and an "authorette." Then Lard-Ass McPill-Popper pondered, "What is it with all of these young, single, white women, over-educated - doesn't mean intelligent - who are threatening Americans' freedoms?" Moving on from his belief that health care covering contraceptives takes away his freedom, this time he believes it's the freedom to not eat healthy, which somehow transmogrifies into a war on the private sector, that a stupid woman is attacking. Here are some under-educated things Tubby Von Oxycontin said, "Food is the next front in the left-wing war on the private sector," then said the goal of McMillan and lefties like her is "to take over the distribution of food by the federal government." Fat Drugs also said, "This is about the expansion of government. It is not about whether or not the food at Walmart or Applebee's is any good. They have to malign these places. It's part and parcel of the scheme." McMillan responded like a typical over-educated, white woman, tweeting, "Who me? A "Food justice slut"? Well, I never!" She also said to the Free Press, "It's a real shame that instead of debating the real topic of my book, which is how we get American families to get access to good healthy food in their neighborhoods, instead we're talking about me."
Eat well, fatty fatty two by four. And pop a few oxy's to wash it down.
And why the Republican argument that "Democrats did it, too!" is fucking stupid:
Keith’s note on the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke controversy and false equivalency from the Right
Rick "Ass Froth" Santorum was in Puerto Rico trying to get delegates.
Ass Froth said he supported Puerto Rico's right to become a U.S. state, but 'English' is not their primary language and... “Like any other state, there has to be compliance with this and any other federal law. And that is that English has to be the principal language. There are other states with more than one language such as Hawaii but to be a state of the United States, English has to be the principal language.”
What this frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter said was 100% anti-Constitutional. There is NO statement anywhere in the Constitution and NO federal law in any capacity that says that. The USA has NO "official" language and it is NOT a requirement that a US territory adopt English as their official language to become a state.
This incident once again shows that Republicans don't really give a fuck what's actually in the Constitution and they live in their own little Fascist "Fantasy Island" world with these ideas in their heads that they think are real. Which they continually try to implement in the real world.
Good luck in getting those Puerto Rican delegates, Ricky.
The Fascist Republicans steamrolled their so-called "JOBS Act" through the House. And the Fucking Pussy Democrats joined them.
What is the Republican-proposed JOBS Act, you ask? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) says it "will make it a lot easier for entrepreneurs and innovators to get the capital they need to build businesses and create jobs." You notice he doesn't say it actually creates any jobs, but again only claims the perennial Republican vagueness of "making it easier" to raise capital. Hmm. And how will it make it easier for people to get capital to start businesses and create jobs, you wonder? It won't. Republicans are LYING. They're LIARS. Then what does it really do, Mr. Smart-Ass Smarty-Pants? Well, it weakens the ability of the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate capital markets. I wonder if that has had any effect on our economy in the past few years? Ahh never mind, who cares what happened in the past anyway? Also, it would let companies sell stock without providing three years of audited financial statements. Seriously, do investors really need to know if corporations are trustworthy investments? As long as corporations get to take your money without any risk to themselves, what does it matter? It would also let companies sell stocks without needing adequate internal controls and without complying with governance reforms in the Dodd-Frank Act. Again, who cares if the corporation is screwing investors, as long as they make a profit - that's all that matters. And, the JOBS Act would undo much of the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Law, passed in response to the Enron and WorldCom scandals. Remember the Enron and WorldComm scandals? They were no big deal. Who needs retirement savings anyway?
Yes, for the Nth time, Republicans are ONLY protecting big corporations while royally FUCKING the 99% and they are LYING that it creates jobs. It creates NO jobs and makes it easier for NO entrepreneurs to get start-up capital. All while deregulating and protecting Wall Street. AGAIN.
I wish someone would take this broken record off the turntable. I'm REALLY FUCKING TIRED of Republicans trying to pass the SAME FUCKING BILLS over and over and over and over that ONLY protect big corporations. And telling us that the bill creates jobs, the SAME FUCKING LIE over and over and over and over. FUCK. YOU. YOU. LYING. FUCKS.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) said the Pussy Democrats in the Senate will add amendments to actually protect investors. We'll see.
Stupid fuck Idaho State Senator Chuck Winder (Republican), sponsor of yet another forced government ultrasound rape bill, believes women are lying about rape and incest only to get abortions, saying, "Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this [bill]. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage - was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on."
Apparently, police reports aren't enough. Doctors now have to do their own investigations.
If only stupid women knew how pregnancy occurs and didn't love to get abortions so much, righteous male Republican politicians who aren't doctors wouldn't have to save them from their own stupidity.
There's more to this assholery, like two rounds of forced ultrasound rape at a non-medical anti-abortion facility, and proffering false information by law, but I just can't write any more about this right now. Suffice it to say Republican politicians are fucking scumbags that hate women and want them to stay home.
Fucking pieces of shit.
Point of clarification:
Republican Attorneys General from 22 states along with 4 Republican Governors (from states with Democratic Attorneys General that won't sue), are suing the Obama Administration specifically over the "Individual Mandate" in the health care law. They claim it takes away freedom. That it is Socialism. That is is Tyrannical. That it is Unconstitutional.
The case is currently being heard in the Supreme Court.
The "Individual Mandate" in national healthcare is a Republican idea that was introduced 19 years ago. When President Clinton introduced his idea that employers should be mandated to provide health care, the Republicans countered with the "Individual Mandate," requiring individuals to take responsibility for their own coverage. The Obama Administration agrees this Republican idea is a good idea.
Republicans are suing over their own idea, claiming their own idea is Unconstitutional, socialist, tyrannical and takes away freedom.
Republicans are yet again obstructing anything President Obama does just for the sake of being the incredibly useless, country-harming, obstructionist party they have become.
Republicans are fucktards. Fucking hypocritical fucking fucktards.
Republicans are suing Obamacare over the individual mandate that makes you purchase health insurance (of your choice).
AND Republicans are simultaneously legislating women to have unnecessary state government mandated ultrasound rape against the woman's and her doctor's wishes, government mandating anti-abortion bills, government mandating the banning of birth control, government mandating doctors receive prison terms and fines for providing abortions, government mandating doctors do not tell women about complications with the fetus, government mandating the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
Keep government out of our health care except the barbaric policies we Republicans want to force upon you!
Fuck you, hypocrites.
Republicans want to use our taxes for big oil instead of helping the economy. Again.
74% of Americans want to do away with tax subsidies for oil and gas.
Every year, Gallup polls Americans on industry favorability, oil & gas came in 24th out of 25 industries.
Economists on the left and right (including the Libertarian CATO institute and the Conservative Heritage Foundation) believe eliminating oil subsidies would be good for American taxpayers and consumers.
The oil & gas industry is the most profitable industry in the history of ever, therefore no free government hand-outs are needed for sustainability. The top 5 oil companies made a profit of 32 billion dollars last year alone. 130 billion dollars in total oil & gas profits.
Republican politicians in the past, including President George W. Bush, Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen, Dan Coates of Indiana, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Speaker of the House, John Boehner plus many more and Democrats have all said the oil industry does not need to be subsidized any longer.
In 2005, when oil per barrel was between $20 - $30, the heads of the top 5 oil companies have testified under oath (and on tape - Google it) that the oil industry would no longer need to be subsidized once the price per barrel reaches $45/barrel. Current price of oil per barrel is $103. (It was artificially $147/barrel in summer 2008.)
Subsidizing oil companies is universally unpopular, economically harmful, helps an industry that does not need it, and Democrats and Republicans of Christmases Past do not want to do it.
President Obama asked Congress to end oil subsidies and use the money where it's actually needed. Democrats (except for 4 of them) joined the President.
Not unbelievably, the Republicans in Congress filibustered again, forcing the Senate to reject the attempt to end oil subsidies. Republicans care more about needlessly subsidizing oil companies with our taxes instead of helping the economy.
If you think ending oil subsidies will increase the price of gas, you may be right. But it won't be from ending oil subsidies. The price of gas is already artificially inflated by oil companies by almost 200%, which is how they make 130 billion dollars in profit and increasing each year. Oil is actually cheaper to extract from the ground than it was 10 years ago. But the pump price only goes up. Artificially. Taking these current factors into consideration - supply, demand, difficulty of extraction, processing and transportation - oil SHOULD be between $60 & $70 per barrel.
When gas was over $5/gal under George Bush, it was not his fault and now that it is almost $4/gal under Barack Obama, it is not his fault either. Presidents do not own these private businesses.
The poor, poor richest, most profitable business on the planet does not need our tax money (free government hand-outs) for any reason at all whatsoever. It artificially inflates its prices to gouge the shit out of us for the sole purpose of a higher and higher and higher profit margin. But in yet another example in a countless list of examples, Republican politicians favor corporations over people.
Why? The 47 senators (43 Republican/4 Democrat) that voted to protect oil subsidies collectively received $23.6 million in donations from the oil and gas industry against the 51 senators (all Democrat) who voted against subsidies that collectively received $5.8 million.
Why? Money in politics. That's why.
“Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power." - Benito Mussolini
Yes, I just called Republicans Fascist. I have before. I will again. That's what they are.
GasHole Documentary Trailer
The Brain Frees: Fascism?
Do you Stupid mother fucking stupid fucking god damn backward fucking stupid fucking shit-eating stupid fucking FUCKS! FUCK!
Scopes Monkey Trial Revisited: Tennessee Is Still Officially Anti-Evolution As Science Education Bill Passes
Sorry. I meant to say: Do you remember the Scopes Monkey trial from 1925? Tennessee doesn't.
The Democrats and the Liberal mainstream media are lying when they claim the Republicans are waging a war on women. RNC Chair, Reince Priebus explained, "...if the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, and mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we have problems with caterpillars. The fact of the matter is it’s a fiction..." How true, Reince. How true.
Democrats and the Liberal mainstream media are just trying to make us think it has something to do with these Republican goody good fun times:
-H.R. 3 Republican Anti-Abortion bill
-Republicans shutting down the Government over funding Planned Parenthood
-An all-male Republican debate over women's access to contraception
-Republican Senators unanimously (except exiting Olympia Snow) voting against women's access to contraception [Blunt amendment]
-Republicans forcing medically unnecessary ultrasound rapes
-Republicans wanting to make doctors lie to women about discovered birth defects
-Republicans voting to jail doctors who perform abortions
-Republicans trying to push through personhood amendment which would ban almost all forms of contraception
-Republicans trying to change the definition of rape
-A Republican bill in South Dakota that would make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortions - yes, murder the doctor
-Republicans want to cut $1billion in aid for food for low income, pregnant women, mothers, babies and kids and other aid
-Republicans proposed a bill in Congress to make it legal for hospitals to allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life
-Maryland Republicans ended money for low income kids' preschool program stating that it isn't necessary because women should be home with the kids and not working
-Republicans in Congress want to cut $1billion from the Head Start program, meaning over 200,000 kids could not be placed into preschool - forcing women to stay home
-Republican spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals and housing for senior citizens - two-thirds of which are women
-Republicans in Congress are pushing to end all funds for the only federal family planning program. And introduced a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. Seriously. Wild horses. Let me say it again. Republicans want contraception for wild horses.
-Republican Governor Scott Walker eliminated the equal pay law that allows women and others who feel discriminated against to file charges in state and local courts.
-And this is the result of the 2010 mid-term elections after Republicans won a majority of seats all over the place by running on creating jobs (but didn't)...
Ninety anti-abortion bills were signed into law in the year since the right-wing extremist Teabaggers won many state majorities in the 2010 mid term elections. Republican-led legislatures in the states since then have introduced OVER ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED anti abortion bills. Still no jobs bills.
Fucking Democrats and the Liberal elite lame-stream media and their fake Republican war on women are just trying to make Republicans look bad! I wish I had the time to research and list all the things Republicans are doing in all the states that Democrats are claiming are some sort of war on women but really just some Liberal conspiracy smear campaign. Fucking Democrats!
Republicans may be doing these things, but it's the damn Democrats who keep bringing it up and letting everyone know! There would be no problems with any of these laws if Republicans could just quietly pass them without anyone knowing. Why can't people see this fact?
Silly women caterpillars. Who cares about them anyway?
Christian fundamentalists are again trying to outlaw the teaching of evolution in Tennessee 87 years after the first time they did it in 1925, finally repealing the law 42 years later in 1967. I feel that if Christian fundamentalists don't start evolving themselves, as they clearly haven't since long before 1925, they should not worry that they have descended from apes, but that they very soon may be surpassed by them.
And the fact of the matter is, we have not descended from apes; we have a common ancestor with apes. Huge difference. It's a science thing. Christian fundamentalists wouldn't understand.
In recognition of those who seek refuge from the truth of science, please enjoy this hit song from 1925, inspired by the Scopes Monkey Trial.
You Can't Make A Monkey Out Of Me
Rick Santorum's ex-sugar daddy billionaire (now Mitt-Bot 3000's donor) is at it again.
Remember when Foster Friess said women don't need birth control covered under health insurance because, “You know, back in my days, they’d use Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.”
I guess that was just another example of a Republican not displaying his animus toward women.
Well, this time he said, “There are a lot of things that haven’t been hammered at because Rick and Mitt have been going at each other. Now that they have trained their barrels on President Obama, I hope his teleprompters are bullet-proof.”
I guess it's just another example of a Republican totally respecting and not expressing violent wishes against the black President. Because they've always talked about shooting all the other Democratic Presidents like they so casually do with Obama.
The Republicans have opened up a new front in their war on women (It's not really all that new). Not only do they want women to have no health care rights, no family planning rights, no contraception, no doctor/patient privacy, no paid maternal leave and no protection against violence directed at them, but now they want women to have no right to being paid fairly.
Is it a wonder that the demographic which still votes mostly for Republicans has shrunk down to white males over 50? And the extremely wealthy - which are mostly white males over 50.
Even Republican women (except 4 of them) voted against themselves being paid fairly. Really, ladies? If anyone's drinking the Kool-Aid, it's Republican women.
Jan, 2009 - Tennessee Republicans against fair pay for women
Nov, 2010 - Senate Republicans Vote Unanimously Against Fair Pay For Women Bill
Nov, 2010 - Senate Republicans Filibuster Fair Pay For Women
Apr, 2012 - Pete Hoekstra On Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: 'That Thing Is A Nuisance'
Apr, 2012 - Romney Enlists GOP Women Who Opposed Equal Pay Bills To Attack Obama
Apr, 2012 - Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law
Good news, ladies! Life now begins two weeks BEFORE CONCEPTION in Arizona! Proposed by female State Representative, Kimberly Yee and signed into law by female Governor, Jan Brewer.
‘Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception’ Now The Law In Arizona
But remember - Republicans, including Republican women, are NOT waging war on women. No way, no how. No, Ma'am.
This barrage of extreme anti-women, anti-choice legislation makes me wonder if Republicans have stock in wire hangers.
I apologize for the crude image that last statement conjures. Nevertheless, I stand by its message in pointing out how ludicrously detrimental to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness the Republican Party has become in their extremism.
So, Dan Savage points out all the hypocritical bullshit Christian extremists use in the Bible to justify their hate and intolerance and bullying of gays.
Dan Savage discusses bible at High School Journalism convention
Now, Christian extremists and, naturally, FOX "News" are claiming Dan Savage is bullying the poor, poor, helpless Christians.
If I understand this correctly, the Christian bullies feel they are being bullied by a gay man who wants the Christian bullies to stop using the Bible as justification for bullying gay people.
Right. As soon as Christians start to commit suicide en masse from all the bullying they receive by Dan Savage, I'll then consider them victims of bullying.
Fucking pansy-asses, indeed.
foxnewsinsider.com: Dan Savage Bullies Christian Teens in Speech at Anti-Bullying Conference, Says to Ignore “Bull****” in the Bible
In closing, fuck you, FOX "News." Try to not lie about one thing just once. Whether or not your lies are fair and balanced, they are still lies. Which is why you (and conservative talk radio) are illegal in Canada. Laws upholding truth in news media have that effect.
I was going to write yet another rant about Republican politicians being the only entities actually perpetrating voter fraud, but Rachel saves me the keystrokes. And possibly a stroke.
Plus this Miami Herald article:
Florida voter purge targets minorities and Democrats while giving White Republicans a pass
Here's something you'll never see reported on FOX. Long story short:
Arizona has the weakest gun laws in the nation (thanks, NRA scumbags). ATF agents can be sued if they seize a weapon against prosecutors' advice. Arizona prosecutors explicitly told the ATF there was no probable cause and absolutely cannot arrest any suspects (due to NRA lobbying to extremely weaken gun violence protection laws). The ATF had no choice but to keep the investigation going. Republicans blame the ATF for not arresting any suspects in the Fast and Furious debacle. It's Obama's fault. But it's not Republican political posturing. Basically, what Republican Darryl Issa is saying is there is no crime that they can find, but there's a cover-up that they haven't been able to uncover. Please donate to the RNC & NRA.
The real crime is the weak gun control laws due to NRA lobbying, which prevented the ATF from arresting blatant run runners.
Fuck you, NRA.
Read the article. It's much more complicatedly fucked up than my summary. Don't be surprised at the Republican-led witch hunt. Their mental and social development is stuck in the 1950's. Except when it comes to taxation.
Fortune: The truth about the Fast and Furious scandal
Hey, do you think it's a coincidence that John Boehner scheduled the Fast and Furious Eric Holder contempt vote on the same day (today 10AM Eastern) as the Supreme Court's Health Care decision? Or is Boehner completely aware that the Fast and Furious scandal is a completely manufactured bullshit right-wing political conspiracy and he wants the vote news to be buried under the Supreme Court health care news?
A few weeks ago, President Obama asked the GOP to stop treating women as a special interest group. What did Eric Fehrnstrom, the Romney senior campaign advisor say regarding social issues important to women, like contraception coverage, abortion rights and equal pay? “You’re going to see the Democrats use all sorts of shiny objects to distract people’s attention from the Obama performance on the economy. This is not a social issue election.”
Yes, ladies. You're nothing but a distraction to Republicans. Now, shut up, get back in the kitchen and fix my supper. Obey.
Romney advisor dismisses womens issues as shiny objects