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DEGOP goes full on Malcolm X to support road builders and state workers

Filed in National by on March 29, 2015 8 Comments
DEGOP goes full on Malcolm X to support road builders and state workers

Apparently the DEGOP knows something about state workers that the DelDems don’t.  It knows….they vote.  It also knows that the people who build roads vote.  So while the  proposed “by any means necessary” across the board 5% cut in all departments foreshadows job cuts, the state workers remaining standing after the cuts would be economically […]

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I’m not sure what Tom Carper is up to with this vote

Filed in National by on March 27, 2015 1 Comment
I’m not sure what Tom Carper is up to with this vote

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Tom Carper said Wednesday he doesn’t support every single item in President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for fiscal 2016. But he’s still the only senator who voted for the proposal this week. GOP Sen. John Cornyn forced Tuesday’s vote on the president’s spending plan to get Democrats on the record opposing […]

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Not Shocked – John Carney votes with the GOP…Yet Again.

Filed in National by on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Not Shocked – John Carney votes with the GOP…Yet Again.

A majority of House Democrats voted for the People’s Budget by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Here is the executive summary of the budget that “Democrat” John Carney” could not bring himself to vote for: 8.4 million good paying jobs by 2018 $1.9 trillion investment in America’s future $820 billion infrastructure and transportation improvements The People’s […]

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“The Sodomite Suppression Act” gives everyone a glimpse of what Republican rule would look like

Filed in National by on March 26, 2015 31 Comments
“The Sodomite Suppression Act”  gives everyone a glimpse of what Republican rule would look like

The California ballot initiative system is a progressive direct democracy plebiscite. However, it allows everyday Republicans with deranged views nurtured by the GOP noise machine to propose crackpot shit such as the “The Sodomite Suppression Act”. This initiative, if enacted, would call on all Godly Californians to kill homosexuals. As such, the initiative is a tidy glimpse into the mind of the modern Republican. It also gives us a view of what complete GOP control of the government might look like.

“The abominable crime against nature known as buggery, called also sodomy, is a monstrous evil that Almighty God, giver of freedom and liberty, commands us to suppress on pain of our utter destruction even as he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrha,” it begins.

“Seeing that it is better that offenders should die rather than that all of us should be killed by God’s just wrath against us for the folly of tolerating-wickedness in our midst, the People of California wisely command, in the fear of God, that any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put to death by bullets to the head or by any other convenient method,” the proposal continues.

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“Doing a bunch of a-hole bullshit instead of governing”

Filed in National by on March 26, 2015 11 Comments
“Doing a bunch of a-hole bullshit instead of governing”

If I had to give the GOP a motto that encapsulated their mission, it would be the one above. In the latest act of, “we don’t give a shit about governing, we just want to make headlines” style governing the Indiana legislature passed, and the Republican Governor of Indiana signed a bill to protect the […]

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Coons and Carper vote in favor of cutting future social security benefits

Filed in National by on March 25, 2015 11 Comments
Coons and Carper vote in favor of cutting future social security benefits

In their most recent act of bipartisanship, “Democratic” Senators Coons and Carper voted in favor of a Republican amendment that sets the stage for Social Security benefits cuts.

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Idiot Republican Congressman Pete Sessions says Obamacare to cost $5 million per covered person

Filed in National by on March 25, 2015 14 Comments
Idiot Republican Congressman Pete Sessions says Obamacare to cost $5 million per covered person

House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) claimed Tuesday that ObamaCare will cost $5 million per enrolled person. Sessions cited an overall estimate from House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) that ObamaCare will cost $108 billion. Sessions then calculate the per person cost of ObamaCare by dividing $108 billion by 12 million, and arrived […]

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Ted Cruz has a burning flag/Al Jazeera logo

Filed in National by on March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Ted Cruz has a burning flag/Al Jazeera logo

UPSO notes that “Ted Cruz’s new logo looks like a mix between the Al Jazeera logo and a burning flag. Weird.” TedCruz.org (Thanks, UPSO!)

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Clinton expertly trolls Republicans with “camps” reveal

Filed in National by on March 20, 2015 10 Comments
Clinton expertly trolls Republicans with “camps” reveal

I love how the Clintons allow their adversaries to drive themselves crazy. It is easy to predict that this discussion of “camps for adults” will cause countless aneurisms and heart attacks in GOP-world. “We really need camps for adults,” Clinton said at the American Camp Association, New York and New Jersey’s Tri State CAMP Conference. […]

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How wingnut welfare is killing the GOP

Filed in National by on March 19, 2015 23 Comments
How wingnut welfare is killing the GOP

This Kim Messick piece in Salon is great. It discusses the GOP’s love letter to Iran in terms of the rise of the GOP’s congressional fanaticism. But I found this brief description of how wingnut welfare is playing into the destruction of the GOP as a legitimate national political party particularly insightful.

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Denn/Johnson/Henry bill would change what’s considered a violent felony

Filed in National by on March 17, 2015 3 Comments
Denn/Johnson/Henry bill would change what’s considered a violent felony

Unwinding our idiotic, wasteful and (lets face it) racist “war on drugs” is going to take time. This isn’t perfect, but it is a step in the right direction.

A bill that would soften the state’s treatment of drug possession felonies and harden its stance on certain violent crimes will be introduced in the Delaware Legislature this week.

Attorney General Matt Denn and a group of lawmakers unveiled Monday a bill that, if passed, would mark the first time specific crimes were taken off the state’s 19-year-old list of violent felonies.

Attorney General Matt Denn and a group of lawmakers unveiled Monday a bill that, if passed, would mark the first time specific crimes were taken off the state’s 19-year-old list of violent felonies.

“We want to make sure the penalties are appropriate for the crimes,” Denn said. “In seeking justice, we have an obligation to reduce statutory (sentences) when they do not fit the crime.”

While the bill removes drug possession from the violent crime list, it adds certain crimes against children and police officers. These add on’s feel like sops to conservatives to me. Protecting children is laudable, but with the way cops have been escalating their violence against citizens that they don’t happen to like, I’m not crazy about that one. And yet, as Prince Otto said, politics is the art of the possible.

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“Did your God come down and do it with his beard?”

Filed in National by on March 13, 2015 37 Comments
“Did your God come down and do it with his beard?”

Something interesting happened on the last episode of Survivor. A redneck’s anthropomorphic God was mocked to his face. Yes, I am the last surviving Survivor viewer, and it is for moments like this.

Mike, the classic redneck, was grousing about how much work he is doing compared to everyone else, while Lindsey the tattooed Gen-Xer thinks Mike is only aware of the work he does, and doesn’t notice when other tribe members pitch in by collecting firewood and keeping the fire going.

“Did your God come down and do it with his beard?” she asks pointing to the fire.

I loved the addition of “…with his beard.” A nice touch, as if to say, “Where is your God now, you ridiculous twit?”

As it turns out I should not be surprised by the mocking of a redneck’s shallow and stupid version of Christianity on TV or elsewhere. It is the new big thing, as Americans are opting out of religion (particularly Christianity) in droves.

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Chris Coons votes for GOP abortion restrictions slipped into unrelated bill – still thinks Republicans are trustworthy partners

Filed in National by on March 11, 2015 4 Comments
Chris Coons votes for GOP abortion restrictions slipped into unrelated bill – still thinks Republicans are trustworthy partners

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican quietly added language to an anti-human-trafficking bill that would expand longstanding Hyde Amendment limitations on the use of federal funds for abortion. It would impose abortion restrictions, without a time limit, on how the government can use a new stream of revenues collected from perpetrators of human trafficking as part of […]

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The enemy of my President is my friend

Filed in National by on March 11, 2015 10 Comments
The enemy of my President is my friend

Using that morally dubious axiom above, the Republicans have reached out to Iran in order to try and give their enemy, Barack Obama, a black eye. Enough has been written already about how this is effed up – but let me add something that I heard a lot when Bush was in office, but haven’t heard discussed yet in relation to the “treasonous” 47.

It is a little something called – respecting the office of the presidency, you fuck-wits.

How many …

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Your ‘King v Burrell’ Thoughts Go Here

Filed in National by on March 4, 2015 19 Comments
Your ‘King v Burrell’ Thoughts Go Here

I realize American voters (and let’s face it – particularly liberal leaning American voters) are a lazy bunch of losers, but if Chief Justice John Roberts decides to strip 7 million people in some three dozen states of health insurance on a technicality, I think things could actually go Ka-Plewey.

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Tom Carper Ready to Fight the “Elizabeth Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party

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Tom Carper Ready to Fight the “Elizabeth Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party

First of all, …the “Elizabeth Warren Wing” of the Democratic Party? Where do I sign up?

Secondly, if Tom Carper thinks that Democrats can win back the House and Senate by being MORE LIKE Tom Carper, he is either deranged or lying.

Anyway, if you feel like throwing up read the whole thing.

If you want to simply feel queasy the rest of the day, skip to Carper’s quote:

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), who is viewed as a centrist, said the centrist strain of politician is declining and estimated that “there’s fewer than 100″ left in Congress.

“We need more moderates and centrists in both parties,” Carper said. “Part of politics is the art of compromise.”

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Some downstream effects of the clean DHS funding bill

Filed in National by on March 3, 2015 5 Comments
Some downstream effects of the clean DHS funding bill

Funding DHS by passing a clean bill means the DHS passport checkers at the airport will continue to be paid. But it means so much more. Here is a short list of outcomes that you probably were not familiar with.

1) This bill, also known as “The bill to give Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction” gives Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction.

2) “The bill to give Obama’s illegal amnesty program official sanction” also fully funds Obama’s illegal amnesty program.

3) The Constitution has been shredded.

4) The GOP is now held in disrepute by everyone except the Chamber of Commerce.

5) Barack Obama is on his way to unrestrained power.

I learned of all these downstream outcomes from reading Red State, which is my favorite thing to do after Boehner’s occasional capitulations to reality.

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Boehner Caves – Hastert Rule Revoked

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Boehner Caves – Hastert Rule Revoked

The “Hastert Rule” which has kept the GOP house caucus together on issues, large and small, since the mid 1990’s is done. Under the rule, Boehner would not have been allowed to seek out Democratic votes to pass a clean DHS funding bill. He has done just that. It is the end of an ignoble […]

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Constitutional Absolutists

Filed in National by on February 25, 2015 26 Comments
Constitutional Absolutists

Only 30% of Republicans oppose making Christianity the national religion. Let that sink in for a second.

The poll found that 57 percent of Republicans “support establishing Christianity as the national religion” while 30 percent are opposed. Another 13 percent said they were not sure.

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Even with Tom Carper, Keystone backers fall short for veto override

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Even with Tom Carper, Keystone backers fall short for veto override

Carper’s office has not yet released a statement, but his ardor for the Keystone tar-sands oil pipeline is well known, making his a target for Republicans seeking to override yesterday’s presidential veto.

Andy yet, there is does not appear to be much upside for Carper if he votes, once again, for this ecological cluster-fuck.

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This slide explains everything

Filed in National by on February 23, 2015 5 Comments
This slide explains everything

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“The DHS shutdown was caused by Democrats not voting for the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Filed in National by on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
“The DHS shutdown was caused by Democrats not voting for the Keystone XL pipeline.”

I can’t wait to hear Tom Carper explain the DHS shutdown. It is bound to be some crazy ass shit.

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led Congress returns to town Monday with no viable plan to avert a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security less than five days away on Friday.

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If John Carney is a Democrat, here is a good way to prove it

Filed in National by on February 23, 2015 16 Comments
If John Carney is a Democrat, here is a good way to prove it

The concept of “shareholder primacy” is a cancer that is not only undermining our democracy but is eating away at capitalism itself. While other countries like the UK have passed laws to attempt to address the pernicious effects of shareholder primacy, (requiring company directors to consider the interests of a broad range of stakeholder such as employees, customers, the environment and the community), the US has done nothing.

If John Carney is looking for a way to assert his democratic credentials (and I doubt he is) he couldn’t find a better issue.

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If critics wrote about ‘The Imitation Game’ the way they write about ‘Selma’

Filed in National by on February 22, 2015 1 Comment
If critics wrote about ‘The Imitation Game’ the way they write about ‘Selma’

“Many historians have taken issue with how Morten Tyldum, the first Norwegian man to be nominated for Best Director, chose to portray mathematical genius Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game. Those decrying the film’s depiction of events note that the script completely rewrites history, tossing out the literally thousands of people who worked alongside Turing in breaking the Nazi code so that the Allies could win the war, and replacing them with Keira Knightley. They also point out that the efforts of the American, French and British military forces, among others, have may have had an even larger role than Turing in ending World War II. Finally, some take issue with how Turing is never shown having actual sex with another man, despite the film being entirely set in buildings where no one has ever had sex. Tyldum has been quoted as saying that ‘sometimes liberties are needed to make truer art’ but this has not satisfied the rabid nay-sayers who cannot countenance this film.”

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Round up of the most wingnutty defenses of Opalinski from the NJ’s FB

Filed in National by on February 20, 2015 27 Comments
Round up of the most wingnutty defenses of Opalinski from the NJ’s FB

The wingnut consensus is that breaking laws related to guns is not a crime, and even if it was a crime, Democrats do crimes too, so…

“And Hunter Biden gets a job with a Ukrainian gas company and we hear nothing about that.”

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