"And that's the way it is"....this week
While most people tried to talk about serious issues this week, the beltway media went skeet-shooting. Did he or didn't he shoot, when did he start, how often does he shoot skeet, was that real smoke, his stance is all wrong, the gun was too level. Serious times demand serious debate, et tu, Andrea M and Chuck T?
Republicans gone wild. Geraldo Rivera is thinking about running for a NJ Senate seat. Scott Brown won't run in MA but Glenn Beck's Dr. Keith Albow might. GA's tea-nut Paul Braun announced he'll run for Saxby Chambliss's seat. IA's own tea-nut Steve King may run for Harkin's seat. Karl Rove is hyperventilating!
Rand Paul will give a speech about the Constitution on Reagan's birthday; this from the guy who got his Benghazi facts from FOX, Drudge and World Net (Birther) Daily. Should be entertaining.
Despite 5 of 6 states heeding the bad press and public outcry against Priebus's plan to rig the electoral college but only in states which lean democratic, Pennsylvania didn't hear. Full-speed ahead to gerry-rig elections to go with their gerry-mandered districts. So much for freedom and democracy!
Iowa's State GOP House is proposing a bill to eliminate straight-party voting. GOPer Peter Cownie said "I think an educated voter is a better voter and this will help them do that." The bill won't benefit either party. But one must question why Mr. Cownie thinks that forcing voters of either party, who only vote for republicans or democrats, to mark the box by each name will better educate the voter. Logic??
It didn't take long for the right-wingers to blame the Super Bowl blackout on President Obama and that evil, green energy. Who do those FOXers think they're fooling...it was a Drone strike on a transformer!
During the blackout, "Heck-of-a-job Brownie" tweeted, "someone just told me there was fighting going on in the Super Bowl. Shock." Jerk!
LaPierre LaPew said law-abiding people don't want universal background checks. See, Pepe Wayne confuses criminals with law-abiding citizens because the more guns and ammunition sold to criminals, the more money the NRA receives in kick backs.
The crazy right's latest conspiracy theory about President Obama concerns the design on his wedding ring. They have yet to decide if the design proves he's secretly Muslim, or secretly gay. They're putting it to a vote; of course, government-issued photo ID is required.
Republicans love to talk about small business owners as the backbone of our economy, so why is it they do nothing to support the small-business family farmers while giving so many tax breaks to the wealthy, corporate, factory farms? Inquiring minds want to hear their answer.
Iowa's GOP Gov Branstad and Lt Gov Reynolds are being sued by a gay worker. Branstad wanted the guy to resign, he said no; so Branstad took the backdoor route. He cut the guy's salary, reduced the office budget and eliminated an assistant...only he didn't count on being sued.
It isn't enough for Karl Rove and the GOP to disenfranchise minority and democratic voters, Rove now plans to disenfranchise the far right, tea crowd by doing some weed whack-a-doing. Don't ya just love democracy GOP style?!
Eric Cantor tried on a new Immigration Suit for size--he decided the old anti-Latino one was too tight, interferred with the blood flow to GOP brains....uhh, campaigns.
In honor of her 100th birthday, the US Post Office issued a Rosa Parks stamp. Cheers. Too bad the GOP Congress in 2005 legislation strangled the USPS, forcing them to finally cancel Saturday mail. The GOPers do love the "privatize" block on their party platform.
Speaker Boehner and his cohorts stood at the microphone to complain President Obama's budget was late--not that they would do anything with it anyway. BUT what I want to know is HOW MUCH IT COST TAXPAYERS for the gigantic sign behind them, "Americans Deserve a Budget"!!! Oscar-worthy theater.
Donald Trump thinks Bobby Jindal "is the stupid" one because he should not have publicly called the GOP "the stupid party". HA! The birther guy with the squirrel tail on his head IS the GOP's poster-boy for "the stupid party".
Based on his questioning of Julian Castro at immigration hearings this week, IA's bigot Steve King is convinced that the entire planet of 6 billion will want to immigrate here if we fix the system. I really doubt that since the rest of the civilized world has universal health care and we're still stuck with Blue Cross/Blue Shield....if one can afford it.
Eric Cantor spoke to the AEI describing the new Health, Happiness & Prosperity Party--the HHP Pinafore for short. It's based on four conservative principles. Let's see, self-reliance = no free loaders or moochers; faith in the individual = you're on your own; trust in family = family values; government accountability = only when a democrat is president. In other words, the GOP is serving shit on a shingle for dinner while claiming it is lobster!
Rev Al showed a fun clip Tuesday night of President Obama's previous speech along side Eric Cantor's AEI one. Little Eric recognized a good thing when he heard it, he plagiarized with a few minor tweaks. Only trouble is that Little Eric is no orator--it was obvious that he needed some Gas-X!
GOPers in MI, TN and IA are still trying to pass more anti-women's choice and anti-rights legislation; they never stop. Meanwhile, GOPers at the federal level continue to block the Violence Against Women Act. But, hey, there's no GOP War on Women, it's a figment of our imaginations.
Flashback: Proof, through the years, the GOP male politician apples never fall far from the chauvinist tree.
"Those are the prettiest witnesses we have had in a long time. I imagine you are all married. If not, you could be if you wanted to be." Strom Thurmond at a Senate hearing.
"Women are best suited for secretarial work, decorating cakes, and counter sales, like selling lingerie." Larry Koon, South Carolina state representative.
We had "binders full of women". At Bain, we had flexible hours so the women could care for their families, go home and "make dinner". Mitt Romney.