Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Republicans Want to Change the US Constitution

They claim to be strict Constitutionalists. They claim every law needs to be backed by the Constitution. Yet though they claim to "love the Constitution," the Regressive Republicans came up with 42 amendments in the last Congress alone to attempt to change the Constitution.

As listed on The Rachel Maddow Show, these are just a few of the more recent attempts to change the document the rightwingers allegedly love so much:
  • Amendment to make English the official language
  • Change the Fourteenth Amendment so you are not necessarily a US citizen by being born here
  • Ban the US government from buying stock in a company
  • Ban the president from entering into a treaty that would change US currency into some sort of global currency
  • Repeal Seventeenth Amendment, where we get to elect senators
  • Parental rights amendment to make sure the UN doesn't repeal parents' rights
  • Ban gay marriage
  • Ban abortion
  • Ban desecration of the flag
  • Ban deficits
  • Repeal the Sixteenth Amendment to ban the income tax
Keep this in mind the next time one of them screams about this law or that law "that's un-Constitutional!" The United States Constitution apparently is a document that should be changed, at will, for the convenience of whatever the Regressives are pushing at any given moment, to suit their agenda.

Poll: Palin Loses to Obama in Alaska

Title says it all.  And the poll was paid for by a rightwing radio host, according to the Anchorage Daily News.

When asked if they preferred Obama or Palin, 42% of responders leaned towards Obama, while only 36% chose Palin. Of those who preferred Obama, 35% said they felt strongly about their choice. 24% felt similarly about Palin.

"Although it is some time from now, thinking about the election for President of the United States next year, if the election were held today and the candidates were Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Sarah Palin, for whom would you vote or are you undecided?"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Republican Jackass of the Week

Newt Gingrich.

Yes, the man who has suffered mass resignations for the past two weeks from his alleged presidential campaign -- and who has been married three times -- is giving advice to New York State which recently legalized same sex marriage, the 6th and largest state to do so.

America, according to Gingrich, is "drifting toward a terrible muddle."

Newton Leroy Gingrich says he thinks marriage is "between a man and a woman."  Or in his case, between a man and a woman... and another woman... and another woman.

Although he strongly opposes gay marriage, he continues his enthusiastic support for adultery. 

He said he thinks the nation should be defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman.  I have to wonder what Newt's gay sister thinks of this.

Hey, if you want to "defend marriage," then work to outlaw divorce. That's what's destroying 50% of marriages in this country.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Keith Olbermann Returns

This week marked the return of Countdown with Keith Olbermann on Current TV, at his former time of 8pm eastern. Here are the Top Ten reasons to watch Countdown, as presented by Keith on The Late Show with David Letterman:

Current is on DirecTV Channel 358; Dish Network Channel 196; Comcast Channel 107; ATT Uverse Channel 189; Time Warner Channel 103 or 142.

Another Rightwinger Inciting Violence

Atlanta-based far rightwing AM radio blowhard Neal Boortz:

"We got too damn many urban thugs, yo, ruining the quality of life for everybody. And I'll tell you what it's gonna take. You people, you are - you need to have a gun. You need to have training. You need to know how to use that gun. You need to get a permit to carry that gun. And you do in fact need to carry that gun and we need to see some dead thugs littering the landscape in Atlanta."

The next day, Boortz's spokespeople as well as Cox Broadcasting, which syndicates him, back-pedaled and pretended that rant wasn't racist and didn't call for vigilantism and direct violence, namely, shooting people who he thinks look like thugs in the streets.

If a Liberal said something like that, he would have been fired immediately.

Dozens of Fox Lies

After appearing on Fox's Sunday news program with Chris Wallace, and stating that "the most consistently misinformed media viewers in every poll is Fox... Fox viewers," Jon Stewart discovered that his statement was wrong. Turns out Fox viewers apparently were not THE MOST uninformed viewers in every poll, but rather at or NEAR the bottom in every poll.

Nonetheless, on his very next show, he displayed a couple of dozen total lies perpetrated by the Fox channel.  It's a very funny segment:

Newt Loses More Advisers

Seems like last week's news is repeating itself.

Last week, Newton Leroy Gingrich's entire staff of top advisers abandoned ship. And a couple of weeks ago we heard that Gingrich, who wants to be the financially conservative president, had a half million dollars in debt to fancy-shmancy jewelry store, Tiffany's.

Now, another two top fund-raising campaign aides resigned, and we've discovered Mr Financial Responsibility had another million-dollar line of credit to Tiffany's. Nothing illegal here, of course, but how do you justify such a thing when your campaign is already cash-strapped?

The Quitter Quits Again?

 Is the big gaudy bus tour over already?

Sarah Palin's stops a couple of weeks ago turned out to be public relations disasters. ("The Statue of Liberty was a gift, warning us not to make mistakes other countries made; Paul Revere fired shots and rang bells to warn the British," etc.)

Even The Daily Show's John Oliver said to Palin at one of the stops, "This bus is the perfect metaphor for your presidential campaign: a flag-draped monstrosity with no real direction."

Seems like the tour has stopped as quickly as it began.  But it was never meant to kick off a presidential campaign. Even a head as empty as hers has enough of a brain to know that she can't win the Republican nomination, let alone the general election.  It was a vacation/promotional tour to push her ghost-written books and her upcoming self-indulgent movie, hilariously called Undefeated.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Too Bad Anthony Weiner is not Republican

Sen John Ensign, REPUBLICAN from Nevada

Gov Mark Sanford, REPUBLICAN, yet mysteriously identified with a (D) on Fox

Sen David Vitter, REPUBLICAN from Louisiana
Hypocrite Cantor
What do these three men have in common?  Well, they are all Republicans.  And they all have recently had embarrassing sex scandals.  Actual sex scandals involving actual physical sex between them and their mistresses / aides' wives / prostitutes.

But not one had been asked to resign by Fox or any of the major Republican members of Congress at the time of the scandals, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia). 

Now, it's about Anthony Weiner.

Anthony Weiner (D-New York)
He recently admitted to emailing / tweeting lewd pictures of himself to women. He also chatted online with some of them.  No physical sex, no paying prostitutes, no laws broken that we know of.  Yet Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) has said he thinks Weiner should resign.

Typical Regressive Republican Hypocrisy as you would expect.  Visit Rachel Maddow's website and watch a great piece she did on msnbc earlier this evening, actually showing video clips of Cantor saying he doesn't think it's up to him whether Sanford, Vitter or Ensign should resign -- the voters in their states should make that decision.  But he was right there pushing Weiner (D) to resign for a much lesser offense.

Seems like if David Vitter, who paid prostitutes and actually had sex with them, can remain in office, so can Anthony Weiner.

Don't Know Much About History

Some background music for reading this blog entry:

Yes, Simple Sarah. The Half-Term Governor of Alaska. The Twitter Quitter. She who "don't know much about history."  Or anything else for that matter. But let's concentrate on history.

The Statue of Liberty

Did you know it was meant to remind us not to make the mistakes other countries made?  Or that it was so we don't go gettin' all Socialist and stuff?  Well, according to Sarah Palin at a rally in September 2010, This Statue of Liberty was gifted to us by foreign leaders, really as a warning to us, it was a warning to us to stay unique and to stay exceptional from other countries. Certainly not to go down the path of other countries that adopted socialist policies." 

And then a couple of days ago it became, "It is, of course, the symbol for Americans to be reminded of other countries -- because this was gifted to us, of course, by the French -- other countries...warning us to never make the mistakes that some of them had made. This is a symbol, a reminder, of what it is that we can do right in the name of freedom."

No, Sarah. You get an F.  It's actually a welcome to immigrants!  You know, those foreigners the rightwingers can't stand! No wonder poor Sarah couldn't keep that thought in that head!

Here's what it actually says:

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Paul Revere

Then, just a few days later, we learned the true story of Paul Revere:

"He who warned uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."

No, Sarah.  You get another F.

As any elementary school student can probably tell you, Paul Revere was not attempting to warn the British when he rode around crying, "The British are coming." Nor was he ringing bells and trying to protect gun rights. 

 Wow.  Just wow.

And to make matters worse, some of Palin's brainless followers tried to cover her ignorance of American history by rewriting it! -- changing the entry on Paul Revere in Wikipedia (the online encyclopedia that anyone can edit) to reflect the nonsense she blathered on the subject.