Archive for January 10th, 2013
Rescuing anon’s comment from the Open Thread, Paul Ryan has decided that his first signature act of this new Congress would be to cosponsor a bill that would give legal rights to a zygote. Bills like this were roundly defeated everyplace they came up in 2012, if they even survived legal challenges. So this is the signal, right? That the GOP intends to beat their own record for the Worst Congress Ever.
Last fall Steve Benen wrote about the GOP’s attempts to nullify federal law related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by refusing to vote on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the agency. My take is that the GOP’s radical embrace of nullification has become their standard operating procedure and they flat out don’t give a flying fuck about the effects that it could have on the country or the Constitution. If it “hurts” the President – they are for it. If it “helps” the President they are not only against it – but they are willing to go to war over it.
First, Mika didn’t call Joe a chauvinist, but she should have. Check out the part where he snaps his fingers at her. Unbelievable! He also never lets her finish a sentence… he’s too busy mansplaining. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzysb1wBJ5A[/youtube] Joe Scarborough is a chauvinist.
Every time I see a commercial for Low T (and there are a LOT of them) I end up talking back to my television. Here’s the reason why: Direct contact with the application site can expose others to this medication. Women and children should avoid contact with the unwashed or unclothed area where the medication [...]
President Obama nominates his Chief of Staff, Jack Lew, to head the Treasury Department and the Republicans are having a fit. Why? Jon Chait has the answer:
Lew’s disqualification, according to numerous Republicans quoted in the story, is that he doesn’t agree with Republicans on public policy issues. The quotes are sort of amazing:
Johanns said it’s also about policy, saying a Lew choice would be “controversial.”
Take it away, Mr. Pierce: Australia is simultaneously burning down and melting, which is a considerable climatic feat when you think about it. There are gas stations that can’t pump fuel because it vaporizes too quickly. It’s gotten so bad that they have had to change the weather maps. “The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has [...]