Jason330 is a deep cover double agent working for the GOP. Don't tell anybody.
jason330's Latest Posts
In a letter to members of Congress, which was obtained by NBC News, Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of the Heritage Foundation, urged Republicans on Capitol Hill not to govern, and instead, to focus on the would-be “scandals” plaguing the Obama administration.
Why does this un-American, unpatriotic course of action make sense to the Heritage Foundation? They note in the letter that even the most sensible legislation is liable to “fracture” the tenuous relationship that the extreme right-wing of the GOP has with the even more extreme right-wing of the GOP.
I know. This is a yawn. Everyone knows that this was, is and will be the Republican “strategy” for the foreseeable future. The Heritage Foundation is adding its two cents to the echo chamber in an effort to appear relevant to GOP messaging. There is no real news here, but there is a silver lining.
Today it is hard to find anyone claiming that the cure for all of this is more accommodation of the GOP. The argument that “both sides do it” has become laughable. I don’t even hear laziest of lazy Democratic chickenshits extolling the benefits of bipartisanship anymore.
Hell. The last time the word “bipartisanship” appeared in a John Carney press release was February 22nd.
With today’s GOP, it is typically both. This Benghazi BS couldn’t make that more clear.
Check out these poll results, and Attaturk’s take below.
A whopping 41 percent of Republicans polled think the Obama administration’s handling of Benghazi is the greatest scandal in U.S. history. “One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history,” PPP adds, “is that 39% of them don’t actually know where it is. 10% think it’s in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea and Liberia with 4% not willing to venture a guess.”
Greatest.Scandal.Ever. Say the living embodiments of Comic-Book Guy.
Yeah, it’s like 12 Benedict Arnolds; 9 XYZ Affairs; 88 Nullification Crises; 35 Mexican-American Wars; like 55,000 Civil Wars; 3,000 Credit Mobiliers; 875 Spanish Flus; 300 Teapot Domes; 84,000 Great Depressions; 9 Million Pearl Harbors; 3,400 Tonkin Gulf Resolutions; 4 billion Watergates; 9 Trillion Iran-Contras; a mere 1.05 Monica Lewinskis; an infinity of Iraq War Resolutions over WMD; and 456 Bankster Induced Economic Collapses — ALL WRAPPED UP INTO ONE.
Kelly Wright upset two-term incumbent Edna Cale and two other challengers Tuesday to win a five-year term on the Appoquinimink school board.
I know we’ve had our differences. I know I’ve berrated you for allowing Christine ODonnell to ever address an audience. I’ve scorned you for voting for George Bush (twice!). I’ve scoffed, and spit on the ground as you’ve walked by to show my utter contempt. But I’m past all of that now. I’m just full of pity for you and honestly reaching out right now to see what i can do to help you.
I’ve been moving in this direction for a while because I can see you are a decent person. It know you have some whack-adoodle notions about taxation, but I think you want a better, more just, healthy, and sustainable democratic future for our state and country. I know that you have about as much in common with John Sigler and his whack job a-holes who have taken over your party as I do.
This, from Daily Kos, really brought that home for me.
“The meetings didn’t take. “[Newt] Gingrich and [Mitt] Romney understood, … and I think they even believed the evidence and understood the risk,” [MIT scientist Kerry] Emanuel says. “But they were so terrified by the extremists in their party that in the primaries they felt compelled to deny it. Which is not good leadership, good integrity. I got a low impression of them as leaders.” Throughout the Republican presidential primaries, every candidate but one—former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who was knocked out of the race at the start—questioned, denied, or outright mocked the science of climate change.
Soon after his experience in South Carolina, Emanuel changed his lifelong Republican Party registration to independent. “The idea that you could look a huge amount of evidence straight in the face and, for purely ideological reasons, deny it, is anathema to me,” he says.”
While I used to say “tough titties” that’s the party you created out of your cynical belief that you could control the idiots and Christianist maniacs, I now realize that “I told you so” isn’t going to cut it moving forward. We can’t have a two party system in which one party of openly committed to simply fucking shit up out of spite. So, I’m honestly asking – what can I do? How can i help the GOP return to some semblance of sanity and decent?
You know how to reach me. Let’s chat. I wouldn’t be much of a liberal if I didn’t think we could work things out.
PS. What the fuck were you thinking voting for George Bush for a second term? Honestly. okay- just had to say that one more time. Now I’m don’t with finger pointing. I promise. onward.
Not that he isn’t working on it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starving sea lion pups are washing up on Southern California beaches at a rate more than five times higher than usual, and scientists are scrambling to figure out why.
Since the beginning of the year, 1,293 emaciated sea lions found stranded on beaches from San Diego to Santa Barbara have been treated at seven facilities in the state, Sarah Wilkin of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters.
I know some libertarian minded liberals (like yous truly ) who were a little surprised at how compliant Bostonians were when the police declared a “lock down”.
But there is a big difference between being a little surprised and being a goddam lunatic.
When reading Celia’s blog you never know who is telling her to write what, so I’m not putting too much stock into her account but it sure sounds like Flowers is the catalyst for the turmoil.
“You have a treasurer who is a constitutional officer,” Flowers said.
“That’s the argument of the Sussex County sheriff. We’re all constitutional officers,” said Jeff Bullock, the Democratic secretary of state.
I don’t know if Flowers is in the wrong, but I love that “Christopherism” has now been used to identify someone as a crackpot.
Oh the oppression of regulations industries are forced to endure in their determination to make a buck.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration most recently inspected the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday night in 1985.Thanks to a prolonged and sustain policy of not providing the funding necessary to hire inspectors or do inspections the United States is now officially Bhopalesque.’
Nineteen, nineteen, nineteen – eight five !!!
Prediction : This year more people will be killed in America by uninspected, tainted food than by terrorists.
The News Journal’s editorial page: distorting the facts for political gain
If one’s only source of information regarding the disagreement between the Christina School District and the Delaware Department of Education were the News Journal editorial page, one might be excused for drawing the conclusion that
but in fact…
Portraying the CSD School Board as not wanting great teachers, as reneging on prior agreements, as being untrustworthy partners with the State, and as being lone wolf crazies flying in the fact of all Delaware education reform is–to put it bluntly–editorial prostitution that defies the facts of the whole case.
…or congressional lack of intelligence leads to intelligence failure. Either way, there is no way around that fact that we are our own worst enemy. By John Bailey and Jeff Black, NBC News Sequestration – the across-the-board cuts to the federal workforce and services — jeopardizes national security, and unless remedied will lead to an [...]
John Atkins shared a link.
2 hours ago
Im not a big conspiracy guy, but after doing some research, reading, and critical thinking on my own, Im not sure we ever went. Whats your thoughts?
And from the resulting comment thread…
Rick, once its launched it simply could have orbitted around the earth out of view of the naked eye? Ever watch “astronauts gone wild”? A guy simply asks every man that walked on the moon to place his hand on the bible to confirm it. Not one would do it……why not?
2 hours ago
I’ve never heard of “astronauts gone wild” – but I’m 100% sure it is complete nonsense that only a person with diminished mental capacity could give any credence to.
As the zero-tax absolutist, and anti-referendum zealots (who are willing to outright lie about property tax Armageddon) continue to control the levers of government, it is worth considering what outcome we hope to achieve by underfunding and running public education into the ground in America. What lurks around the corner for a country that has declared the classroom teacher a menace to society?
Here is a glimpse of that future. This is from Huffington Post, but it could be from wherever a teacher is talking about their life choices.
Remember those warnings about how instead of welcoming President Obama’s adoption of Chained CPI, Republicans would continue to deny him a budget deal and attack him for proposing to cut Social Security?
Well Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) — who also happens to be chairman of the House GOP’s re-election committee — just showed how it’s done, saying Obama’s budget “lays out a shocking attack on seniors.”
Comment author – NoLiberty!
This campus needs to put signs up “Knife Free Zone” to prevent this from happening again!
or maybe… “Assault/Murder Free Zone”? If we are not crystal clear with our laws and signage, people will still accidentally kill others thinking its OK to do so.
So far “14 hurt” have been reported. No deaths, so far. Maybe some of these unfortunate victims will die, but right now a “Knife Free Zone” might be premature.