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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Rachel Maddow explains how Christmas has come early for the Democrats.
Monday, June 28, 2010
The teabaggers are in a great mood today.
The oil spill is still gushing, which is something they desperately want to blame on Obama, so as long as that oil is still spewing and destroying the Gulf states, they're very happy.
Also, Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress, and the 60th Senate vote on Wall Street Reform, has died, so they're ecstatic today. Anything that could help the economy is bad news for them. As long as they can make sure the economy is still tanking, teabaggers are very happy.
As long as America suffers, it's a good time to be a teabagger.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Lately we've had some teabaggers making hay out of Obama's poll numbers. By way of comparing his low of 45%, let's take a look at the messiah of the teabag movement, Sarah Palin: Her approvals have CRASHED at 29% and still look to be heading down.
Mind you, that's without her going through any major scandals recently. That's without her having to shoulder the oil spill, a sluggish economy and two wars that Americans aren't happy with.
The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll revealed that the more the American people see Sarah Palin, the less they like her. Palin’s approval rating has now crashed to 29%, which is down from 37% in March. Palin is also dragging down the GOP’s 2010 candidates, as her endorsement was viewed as a negative by 52% of those surveyed.
According to the latest NBC News/WSJ poll, Palin’s approval rating has fallen to 29%. Her disapproval rating is 43%, and 24% of those surveyed are neutral on her. Only 13% of those surveyed have a strong approval of her. She is down from her 30% approval rating in March, and her 32% approval rating last December. Palin’s negative rating has gone from 45% in March to 43% now. Most troubling for Palin’s potential political future, only 4% of respondents aren’t sure about her.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The corpulent Rush Limbaugh jokes about child poverty and starving kids, because children living in poverty and starving to death is funny to him.
Congrats on that really big wedding, Rush, and for paying a gay man who's married to another gay man a million bucks to sing at it.
I bet what would have made it perfect is if you could have had a starving kid die in front of you and your guests for your amusement and frivolity.
Maybe at your next wedding. (How many is that so far?)
While the Gulf dies and the oil continues to spew, BP CEO (and darling of the Republican Party and teabaggers) Tony Hayward (did I mention that right wingers LOVE and SUPPORT this guy?) "gets his life back" and goes to a glitzy yacht race off the Isle of Wight in southern England. One of the racing yachts is his.
Remember this at election time. Who is FOR the oil spill and BP? Republicans.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Teabagger Sharron Angle needs to clarify.
Is she saying that if Harry Reid wins the election against her, that he should be shot?
Is she saying that if a majority of voters vote Democrat rather than Republican, that's an excuse for armed insurrection and the assassination of government officials?
Apparently, that is what she believes.
If a majority of voters vote against her, she believes that should be a call for "second amendment remedy."
You see now that teabaggers do NOT believe in freedom and do not believe Americans should have the right to vote against them.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rush Limbaugh says Obama wanted the oil spill disaster and oil-soaked beaches for "propaganda purposes."
Rush, aren't you just projecting? Isn't it more accurate to say that you and Republicans want a successful terrorist attack so that you can blame Obama for it and score political points?
Apparently, it is now a great sin for a president to assume his audience is smart enough to understand a message geared to a 9th-grade education.
This country needs a massive facepalm.
President Obama's speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.
Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.
Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence "added some difficulty for his target audience," Payack said.
He singled out this sentence from Obama as unfortunate: "That is why just after the rig sank, I assembled a team of our nation's best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge -- a team led by Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and our nation's secretary of energy."
THAT SENTENCE IS TOO HARD FOR AMERICA???
Yep. The Republicans and right wingers ARE ON THE SIDE OF BP.
This needs to be THE campaign issue of the midterms.
It's gone so far that, during the hearings today, a GOP Senator APOLOGIZED TO BP.
Yes, you read that right.
We're sorry that the government wants to fine you for creating the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States, one Republican congressman suggested Thursday.
Rep. Joe Barton called the $20 billion trust fund a "shakedown" and apologized to the oil company.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Sarah Palin shared her frustration with the Obama Administration's handling of the ongoing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News Tuesday night, and slammed the White House for not looking further afield for help.
"What the federal government should have done is accept the assistance of foreign countries, of entrepreneurial Americans who have had solution that they wanted presented. They can't even get a phone call returned, Bill," Palin said, shaking her head.
"Who?" O'Reilly pressed.
"The Dutch and the Norwegians, they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills. They offered to help, and yet no, they too -- with the proverbial can't even get a phone call back. That is what the Norwegians are telling us and the Dutch are telling us," Palin explained.
Except that she is completely, utterly, totally WRONG.
Of course, as the Washington Post reported earlier this week, the White House actually accepted Dutch and Norwegian aid on the oil spill cleanup effort back last month -- though not in the form of dike builders.
In late May, the administration accepted Mexico's offer of two skimmers and 13,779 feet of boom; a Dutch offer of three sets of Koseq sweeping arms, which attach to the sides of ships and gather oil; and eight skimming systems offered by Norway.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Just how stupid are teabaggers, anyway?
Rick Barber has made a campaign commercial that's not so much campaign and a lot more calling for armed violence against the government.
Keith Olbermann is right. Barber is a traitor.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Think you can't be arrested for being in debt?
America is taking a big step backward.
It's not a crime to owe money, and debtors' prisons were abolished in the United States in the 19th century. But people are routinely being thrown in jail for failing to pay debts. In Minnesota, which has some of the most creditor-friendly laws in the country, the use of arrest warrants against debtors has jumped 60 percent over the past four years, with 845 cases in 2009, a Star Tribune analysis of state court data has found.
Not every warrant results in an arrest, but in Minnesota many debtors spend up to 48 hours in cells with criminals. Consumer attorneys say such arrests are increasing in many states, including Arkansas, Arizona and Washington, driven by a bad economy, high consumer debt and a growing industry that buys bad debts and employs every means available to collect.
Whether a debtor is locked up depends largely on where the person lives, because enforcement is inconsistent from state to state, and even county to county.
In Illinois and southwest Indiana, some judges jail debtors for missing court-ordered debt payments. In extreme cases, people stay in jail until they raise a minimum payment. In January, a judge sentenced a Kenney, Ill., man "to indefinite incarceration" until he came up with $300 toward a lumber yard debt.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The media meme of "anti-incumbent rage" just did not hold up at all. Out of 84 incumbents running, 82 won. And yet, the media is STILL running with "anti-incumbent fever."
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Fox News - as usual - bashed Obama for "ignoring" the anniversary of D-Day yesterday.
Except that Obama gave an address at Normandy last year for the 65th commemoration of the invasion.
And I wonder why there was no condemnation from Fox News about George W. Bush?
Obama delivered speech at Normandy for D-Day 65th anniversary in 2009. President Obama traveled to Normandy for a June 6, 2009 ceremony honoring the 65th anniversary of D-Day. He delivered a speech honoring the troops, saying in part, that victory "came down to the men who landed here - those who now rest in this place for eternity, and those who are with us today. Perhaps more than any other reason, you, the veterans of that landing, are why we still remember what happened on D-Day. You are why we come back."
Bush administration commemorated D-Day in 2001 and 2004, but spent others in meetings and at least one concert. White House archives of June 6 for each year President Bush was in office only show Bush commemorating D-Day in 2001 and 2004. In 2001, Bush dedicated a D-Day memorial in Virginia, and in 2004, he went to Normandy to mark the 60th anniversary of D-Day. There are no "news" references to D-Day in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, or 2008.
On 2005 D-Day anniversary, Bush hosted a concert celebrating Black Music Month and did not recognize the holiday. While Hoft and Fox criticized Obama for attending a "party" instead of recognizing the anniversary of D-Day, on June 6, 2005, Bush held a concert at the White House celebrating Black Music Month. According to the White House archives, Bush also did not commemorate the D-Day anniversary.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Sarah Palin's "logic" on the Gulf Oil Spill -- it's the fault of "extreme environmentalists" who dare to demand tough regulations and safety protocols that caused the lack of regulations and safety protocols that led to the oil spill.
That woman... is an idiot.
Seems like there was ANOTHER job offer made by a White House aide to get someone out of a race. HOLY CRAP! IT'S A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE! THESE STORIES JUST KEEP COMING OUT! AND...
Er, wait a minute...
This one was back in 2004.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Try to get your head around this one. First, Michele Bachmann joins the teabaggers in a lot of hyterical, paranoid ranting about how Obama is going to "take over" everything in the country.
But now, Bachmann is bashing Obama for... wait for it... NOT taking over the oil spill.