"And that's the way it is"....this week.
AZ's finger-wagging Gov Jan Brewer and Birther Sheriff Joe threw hissy fits because the sequester cuts resulted in reductions in border security. GOPers demand government spending cuts then whine when they get them. Wag that finger, Ms Brewer, Sheriff Joe will protect ya!
Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was captured, arrested, and brought to NYC for trial. Cornyn, Ayotte, McConnell, Graham, McCain expressed outrage--he should be sent to Gitmo! In GOP world, criminals plotting and committing mass murders are not criminals if they are terrorists--plus then they could complain that President Obama hasn't closed Gitmo.
McConnell congratulated Rand Paul for filibustering Drones killing people without due process yet ranted because a terrorist was captured and given due process. Good luck figuring out GOP twisted logic.
Why is it GOPers are upset that the White House tours have been suspended due to mandated spending cuts but express zero concern for cuts to food aid for poor and hungry children? I feel bad for the school kids who will miss the tours but I feel much worse for the kids who will go hungry. Priorities?
Cheers to Senator Dick Durbin for speaking the truth after the latest GOP filibuster of Caitlin Halligan's judicial nomination--it's been almost two years. He noted that the filibuster agreement with McConnell has not changed anything, it's time to "revisit" the filibuster rules.
The wealthiest 20% of Americans own 80% of the wealth in this country leaving the remaining 20% of wealth divided among 80% of the population--and we wonder why Wall Street is booming and Main Street is filled with giant pot holes!
The Illinois GOP backed off their attempt to fire Party Chair Pat Brady because he supports gay marriage. The GOP decided ousting him would not help their efforts to appeal to more voters. Ya think?
Former Senator Scott Brown quit politics for good and joined Nixon Peaby, a lobbying law firm. Wonder if he'll still drive his pickup truck to/from Congress while lobbying them for goodies.
A Federal judge struck down Idaho's ban of abortion at 20 weeks as unconstitutional. How much money did fighting something the GOP knew was unconstitutional cost Idaho taxpayers?
Afghanistan President Karzai accused the US of colluding with the Taliban--after four Taliban attacks including two suicide bombers and the Taliban comment they were sending a message to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. Makes one think Karzai reads the Tea/John Bircher Conspiracy Book for inspiration.
Jeb Bush said "history will be kind to my brother", and that he is proud of George's accomplishments. Would those accomplishments be not finishing the Afghanistan war before starting an unnecessary war in Iraq based on out-right lies, or not paying for those two costly wars, or not paying for two rounds of tax cuts and one round of rebate checks, or not paying for the Medicare Rx program, or "heckofajob Brownie", or collapsing the economy or....? Yeah, right, Jeb.
Wonder Boy Paul Ryan's latest magical budget is based on repealing ObamaCare which, as FOX's Chris Wallace told him, "well, that's not gonna happen. The House will pass the magical budget and conservatives will cheer what amounts to a Bogus Budget bill. How much will Paul's Excellent Adventure cost taxpayers as it makes its way on the bridge to No Where? What to cut spending, stop wasting it on magic elixirs, GOPers.
RNC Chair Reince Priebus visited Brooklyn in search of votes. Wonder if he found any.
GOP twisted logic is repeatedly repealing ObamaCare--32 times in the 112th with 3 repeals scheduled for the 113th--while claiming that the GOP will not look at closing tax loopholes because "we already increased taxes."
59% of Paul Ryan's magical budget is cuts to health care and programs for the middle class and poor while cutting taxes again for millionaires and billionaires. Stupid is to keep doing what failed in the past and hoping for a different outcome and wasting taxpayer money while being stupid.
North Korea says it "cancels the 1953 Armistice". Well, let's just cancel all foreign aid and see how well Lil' Kim does on his own.
While playing golf with friends in Waterloo, IL, a sinkhole abruptly swallowed a guy on the 14th hole. He survived with only a dislocated shoulder. Brings a whole new meaning to shouting "fore" at Waterloo.
Cheers to Scott Prouty, the brave man behind the infamous Mitt Romney 47% tape. Prouty remained anonymous until this week because he wanted the tape and Romney's words to be the message rather than him becoming the story. That video proved in Mitt's own words that Romney is the selfish, greedy, disconnected and heartless person most voters suspected. Thank you, Scott Prouty!
To justify his legislation that would outlaw "no fault divorce" in Iowa, GOP Rep Ted Gassman described the effects of "no fault" on young girls: "What are the possibilities of her being more promiscuous? What are the possibilities of all these other things surrounding her life that a 16-year old girl, with hormones raging, can get herself into?" As if raging hormones and other things never happen with or without "no fault" divorce--Iowans actually pay this yahoo for such wisdom.
Since 1968, 1.3 million Americans have died from gun violence, more than all the wars in American history. If this were a contagious disease, steps would have been taken to lessen the damage but we turn a blind eye and scream "2nd Amendment, live free or die!" Die, we do, but not freely.
Earlier this year, Mitch McConnell filibustered his own legislation. This week the House GOPTPers are one-upping Mitch. They have legislation banning the Obama welfare-to-work waiver that does NOT exist! There is no waiver--Romney/Ryan and the GOP made it up during the campaign. GOPTPers are so stupid, they are passing legislation to outlaw their own Lie. You just can't make this stuff up.
The GOPTPers are also legislating against Ronald Reagan's Lifeline phone plan, upgraded by Bush 43 which they now call Obama's free phones. It is a GOP law--fools, darn fools.
Adjectives to describe newly Deminted Senator Ted Cruz's theatrical performance directed at Diane Feinstein yesterday are mostly unfit for print but arrogant, condescending, disrespectful, male chauvenist, self-centered, braggadocio, and fool have been substituted.
A gem worth repeating--regarding GOP efforts to repeal ObamaCare, Paul Ryan said "this, to us, is something that we're not going to give up on, because we're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people." The truth slips in on little cat feet. Priceless!
CPAC is holding its annual Circus. Clowns to the left of me, clowns to the right....here I am, stuck in the middle....poor Marco, he should have said "NO" one more time.
Food for Thought:
"The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea." Mortimer J. Adler. Reminds one of the modern GOPTP legislators....minus the facts part.