Friday, December 18, 2009

McCain the Hypocrite

Cue the Fake Republican Outrage!

McCain pretends he never heard of Senators having to abide by the ten-minute speaking rule in the Senate. But earlier that same day, another Senator who wanted to stall and waste time was cut off after his ten minute speaking period was over. And John McCain HIMSELF objected a few years ago when a Senator wanted a few extra seconds to speak. What a hypocrite.

From Think Progress:

Yesterday, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), acting on the orders of the Senate leadership, refused to grant Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) an "additional moment" to continue speaking on the Senate floor after his 10 minutes expired. Franken’s objection caused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to groan about how Franken’s move was unprofessional, unprecedented, and disrespectful:

McCAIN: I’ve been around here 20-some years. First time I’ve ever seen a member denied an extra minute or two to finish his remarks. … I just haven’t seen it before myself. And I don’t like it.

Unfortunately, McCain’s memory is suffering. In fact, McCain has engaged in the very same behavior that he was criticizing Franken for yesterday.

On October 10, 2002 — The Senate rushed a debate on a war authorization giving President Bush the power to use force against Iraq.

During the course of the frenzied floor debate, then-Sen. Mark Dayton (D-MN) spoke in favor of an amendment offered by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) that would have restricted Bush’s constitutional powers to wage war against Iraq. After a minute and a half, Dayton ran out of time, prompting this exchange:

The PRESIDING OFFICER. The Senator’s time has expired.

Mr. DAYTON. I ask for unanimous consent that I have 30 seconds more to finish my remarks.

Mr. McCAIN. I object.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Great "Daily Show" Segment

...from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central.

In this clip, Jon points out how Fox manipulated statistics to suit their purposes (as originally posted here on Dec 8). Then, he exposes how Gretchen Carlson from their morning show dumbs it down "to connect with an audience that sees intellect as an elitist flaw." Very funny segment. Enjoy!

A Good Story About Elephants

The way they should live.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Disgusting Ringling Brothers Circus Comes Back to Disgrace Florida

The most despicable bunch of abusers in the business will be back in South Florida soon, and eventually in your city, wherever you live. There are new pictures of actual elephant training sessions that are now available, not from undercover animal activists, but from a guy who worked for Ringling Brothers and trained elephants for them for years! There was an article in today's Washington Post about these highly abusive training techniques as well. If you know anybody who has kids and might take them to the circus, send them the following links and warn them never to give a dime to Ringling Brothers.

Here's the story:

Here's the complete set of pics:

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Funniest Protest Signs of 2009

Yes, that last one does say "Crisis of Competnce." Just a sample. More on Huffington Post.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Republicans Don't Care if Last Year's Financial Disasters Happen Again

Not a single Republican voted for a House measure that would restructure regulations to preclude future disastrous financial failures like all the ones that happened last year, nearly destroying the US economy.

From the Associated Press:

WASHINGTON – The House passed the most ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations since the New Deal on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the nation deep into recession.

The sprawling legislation would give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to oversee consumer banking transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that have escaped the oversight of regulators.

The vote was a party-line 223-202. No Republicans voted for the bill; 27 Democrats voted against it.

Again we ask: Why do Republicans hate America?

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fox Comedy Channel Uses Fraudulent Stats to Claim Climate Change is Fraudulent

It's not double talk. It's what they did -- yet again. Of course, it's just another one of Fox's "convenient mistakes," like labeling every Republican criminal or Republican adulterer with a (D) after his name. Predictable mistakes.

Why, just look at those figures! According to the very credible Fox channel, 94% of Americans think scientists falsified research. Add that to the 26% who said that wasn't very likely, and you have results from 120% of the people polled! Wow. Now that's what we call results.

Media Matters figured out how they fiddled with the figures.

According to the poll,
35 percent thought it very likely,
24 percent somewhat likely,
21 percent not very likely, and
5 percent not likely at all.

What fox decided to do was ADD together the "very likely" and "somewhat likely" numbers to reach 59 percent, and called that new group "somewhat likely." Then, for some reason, they threw in the 35 percent "very likely" AGAIN as its own group. So that 35% is charted TWICE.

Right Wing Idiot: Obama the Muslim Hates Snoopy

What won't these desperate idiots say next. This is a mayor in Tennessee, named Russell Wiseman, who called the President a Muslim and claimed Obama timed his speech to pre-empt the Charlie Brown Christmas Special on CBS. Here's what he said exactly:

"Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it....when the answer should simply be 'yes'...."

That's what he wrote on his Facebook page, complete with a misspelling of "dissertation." Now he claims, haha, it was all a joke. However, this right wing genius also had this to say:

" obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's America....pitiful."

Wiseman is a member of the Sycamore View Church of Christ in Memphis. Them is some very Christian statements from you, Mister Mayor.

Why this guy is still in office is baffling.

(Note: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" was not only on CBS last week but will run on ABC twice -- on Dec 8 and Dec 15. I guess our Muslim President is going have to schedule two more speeches real fast.)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Republican Jackass of the Week

His name is Judd Gregg. He's from New Hampshire. ("Pepp-ridge Fahm Remembuhs") And he wants the Republicans in Congress to use every possible tool to keep Health Care Reform from passing. You may recall the Republicans ran Congress for 12 years and did absolutely nothing to reform health care in America. Now that Democrats run Congress, the Republicans' only goal is to stall and keep health care reform from passing. That way, during the mid-term elections next year, they can say "the Democrats didn't accomplish anything. Vote Republican." Of course, they are to blame for blocking health care.

Here's an excerpt from the Huffington Post:

Sen. Judd Gregg, (R-NH) has penned the equivalent of an obstruction manual -- a how-to for holding up health care reform -- and has distributed the document to his Republican colleagues.

Insisting that it is "critical that Republican senators have a solid understanding of the minority's rights in the Senate," Gregg makes note of all the procedural tools the GOP can use before measures are considered, when they come to the floor and even after passage.

He highlights the use of hard quorum calls for any motion to proceed, as opposed to a far quicker unanimous consent provision. He reminds his colleagues that, absent unanimous consent, they can force the Majority Leader to read any "full-text substitute amendment." And when it comes to offering amendments to the health care bill, the New Hampshire Republican argues that it is the personification of "full, complete, and informed debate," to "offer an unlimited number of amendments -- germane or non-germane -- on any subject."