Sunday, May 10, 2015

Not In the Tea Party Bible

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God."

- Leviticus 19:33-34.

If the tea party actually read the Bible they wouldn't be so quick to bash immigrants. Unless they are racists.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Quote of the Day: Barry Goldwater Edition

Barry Goldwater was right about the Christian Right. Jeb Bush's recent pandering at Liberty University is a perfect example. Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell has a history of anti-feminism and anti-Civil Rights positions.

Jeb Bush's Intolerance Hypocrisy

"Somebody here is being small-minded and intolerant, and it sure isn’t the nuns, ministers, and laymen and women who ask only to live and practice their faith. Federal authorities are demanding obedience, in complete disregard of religious conscience – and in a free society, the answer is no."

Jeb Bush, accusing President Barack Obama of being religiously intolerant.

The irony of Bush's statement is rich. Bush made his comments at the commencement address at Liberty University.

Jerry Falwell, the founder of Liberty University, has a lengthy his of supporting segregation. Falwell was against the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education. Falwell's own words.

“If Chief Justice Warren and his associates had known God’s word and had desired to do the Lord’s will, I am quite confident that the 1954 decision would never have been made. The facilities should be separate. When God has drawn the line of distinction, we should not attempt to cross that line.”

Jeb Bush is not a dumb man. He is aware of Falwell's controversial history. Bush spoke at Liberty University to pander to the xenophobic base of the Republican Party.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Quote of the Day: Ben Carson Edition

I guess Pearl Harbor and the Civil War weren't that bad in Ben Carson's eyes. I look forward to Carson's fake presidential candidacy coming to an end.

Wingnut of the Day

I don't know where to start with Diana Hubbard's crazy rant on Ted Cruz's Facebook page. I'm still not sure who are the "ericans" Hubbard is referring to. I'm just wondering why the Commandwe in Chief of the armed forces would need terrorist camps.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Sarah Palin Accidentally Raised Money For Hillary

Sarah Palin gave a bizarre speech at the Steve King’s Iowa Freedom Summit. Palin's teleprompter was not working and Palin was forced to improv. The video below has some of the lowlights of Palin's performance art.

Palin held a "Ready For Hillary" sticker and mumbled these words.

I’m ready for Hillary, are you? Are you coming? Hey Iowa, can anyone stop Hillary? To borrow a phrase, ‘Yes we can!’ And it starts here and it starts now.

The Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to take full advantage of Palin's gaffe.

Palin's unintentional plug of Hillary's PAC raised $25,000. The Clinton campaign confirms that Palin now qualifies to be a co-chair.

Sarah Palin inadvertently gave herself a new title — Co-Chair of Ready for Hillary’s National Finance Council! Yesterday, we sent an email to our supporters telling you how Sarah Palin held up a Ready for Hillary car magnet during a recent speech.

The response we got was overwhelming — hundreds of supporters stepped up and Sarah ended up raising Ready for Hillary over $25,000 in grassroots donations. Here’s the kicker — by raising $25,000, Sarah officially qualifies as a Co-Chair of our National Finance Council.

(We will wait until Sarah calls before officially adding her name to the list.)

Palin has not made an official comment to the media. I can't imagine why.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Obama & Bill Nye Diss Republican Science Deniers

President Barack Obama and Bill Nye recently visited the Everglades in Florida. Obama and Nye discussed the Republican Party's denying climate change. Despite the scientific evidence saying mankind is contributing to climate change.

When I see members of Congress being part of the climate-denier clubs and basically stiff-arming what we know are facts — and not rebutting them with other facts but rebutting them with anecdote or just being dismissive,” Obama said before Nye interjected.

“‘Oh, I’m not a scientist,'” Nye said, sarcastically repeating a common conservative argument against the phenomenon.

“I’m not a scientist, either, but I know a lot of scientists,” Obama replied. “I have the capacity to understand science. The capacity to look at facts and base my conclusions on evidence. Part of shifting our political culture I think, is we’ve gotta model for our kids that facts matter.”

If these Republicans say they aren't scientists then they shouldn't go around making false claims about science.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Reminder of How Bad the Bush Years Were

The George W. Bush presidency had a net LOSS in private sector jobs (about -500k). The jobs that were created during his 2 terms came from the public sector. Most of these jobs went to the formation of the giant opaque Homeland Security apparatus. Government jobs. DHS, a Republican idea, is proof that if you take a bunch of failed organizations and put them all together, they will metastasize. Aren't Republicans supposed to be against those kind of things? President Obama on the other hand has CUT government jobs since taking office by 700k, reduced the deficit by 2/3, & is on pace to create a net total of 13 million private sector jobs by the end of his 2nd term. And he's done it all in the aftermath of the greatest economic collapse since the Great Depression. #georgebush #jebbush #fuckbush #barackobama #obama #privatesector #publicsector #conservative #conservatives #republican #republicans #GOP #liberal #liberals #progressive #democrat #democrats #libertarian #libertarians #teaparty #politics #capitalism #occupy #taxtherich #socialism #workingclass #middleclass #uniteblue #thenewdeal

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These numbers should remind you of what a disaster the presidency of George W. Bush was for America. Bush had 9/11, the poor response to Hurricane Katrina , and the econimic crash all happen on his watch. Yet Republicans would have you believe that the Obama years are somehow worse.

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Pearl Jam - Breath

I have mixed feelings about Pearl Jam. I hate Jeff Ament's and Stone Gossard's previous band Mother Love Bone with a burning passion. That said, Breath is an irresistible song and should have been on Pearl Jam's debut album.

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Quote of the Day

“I spit on the Christian God. When the White God arrived with the Spaniards, the Indians brought down fruit and corncakes and chocolate. The White Christian God proceeded to cut their hands off. He was not responsible for the Christian conquistadors? Yes, he was. Any God is responsible for his worshippers.”

William S. Burroughs, The Western Lands

If you are going to give credit to God for to good things than how can you not hold Him accountable for the evil in the world?

Happy Earth Day: Scott Walker Edition

Gov. Scott Walker's environmental record leaves a lot to be desired. Walker signed a pledge to never have a carbon tax. Walker Public Service Commission appointee Mike Huebsch falsely claimed that volcanoes are a greater cause of climate change than automobiles.

"You know, the elimination of essentially every automobile would be offset by one volcano exploding. You have to recognize the multiple factors that go into climate change."

This past week, Walker has laid off 57 state employees Department of Natural Resources. 27 of those employees come from the Bureau of Science Services. The BSS study such things as (you guessed it) climate change.

Happy Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Rand Paul Train Wreck Continues

Sen. Rand Paul's blow-ups with the media have shown he is not ready for prime-time. Paul is now begging the internet to do his opposition research for him. This is fucking hysterical.

Paul might want to focus on winning the nomination first. Paul's chances of getting to the general election are getting worse by the day.