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Extreme Right Winger Suggests Using Illegal And Violent Means To Bring Down President Obama

Meet William Gheen. He’s the President and Spokesman of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, a right wing anti-immigration group, and he has a message to share with America. He believes that President Obama is a dictator, and that he is using undocumented immigrants to wage a war on ‘white America.’

Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH). Image from http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/105860/20110127/congress-representatives-sleepy-s-republican-democrat.htm

Republican Representative Steve Chabot Jeered By Crowd At Town Hall Over Vote To Kill Planned Parenthood Funding

Yesterday, the crowd at a town hall event jeered Representative Chabot over his vote to strip Planned Parenthood funding. A citizen asked Chabot why he is against Planned Parenthood when federal law prevents federal funds from being used for abortion.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
The families of Jews, Muslims, Atheists, and others may be forced to have a Christian pastor at the funerals of their loved ones. Image from http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/11/grand_rapids_first_african-ame.html

Texas Legislators And Christian Groups Want To Force Families Of Deceased Veterans To Include God In Funerals

Apparently it’s not enough to send our troops into illegal wars that never end. Nor is it enough that far right Christian groups picket the funerals of soldiers killed in action. Christian groups are now suing the VA to FORCE families to include prayer during burial services, regardless of the wishes of the family and the last wishes of the deceased.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

First, Mitt Romney flip-flopped on universal health care – now, with contenders such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry breathing down his neck, Romney shows he’s capable of flipping on another issue many people see as a core principle.

Representative Chip Cravaak (R-MN). Image from http://www.congressratings.com/1338/chip-cravaack-r-mn-8th-rep/

Tea Party Congressman Collects Disability From His Union Job

Representative Chip Cravaak of Minnesota was swept into office during the 2010 midterm election on the Tea Party platform. He has since voted for the Paul Ryan plan to kill Medicare, which would force seniors to rely on a voucher system which wouldn’t be likely to cover their vast health needs and costs. But did you know that he’s a raging hypocrite?

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ZZzzz...Am I babysitting?...ZZzzz...I dunno, are you brain damaged?...ZZzzz...Oh! Did that offend you?...ZZzzz...Join the club!...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-24-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to by stay at home fathers everywhere.

by Walt Dismay· · News
They could have sent Palin to shoot him from a helicopter.

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-24-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to by (thank God he’s not) President John McCain.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Senators McCain, Lieberman, and Graham Promised To Help Arm Gadhafi Two Years Ago

It turns out that Republican Senators enjoy ‘palling around with terrorists’. According to Wikileaks, Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham visited Libya two years ago and promised to help arm Gadhafi and his regime. Never mind the fact that Gadhafi sponsors terrorism.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republican Representative Randy Hultgren Fails to Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Town Hall Event

Republican Representative Randy Hultgren Fails to Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Town Hall Event

Republicans are always quick to say that the Bush tax cuts created jobs but, conveniently, they never have any evidence to prove it when people call them out for saying it. At a town hall event in Illinois last week, Representative Randy Hultgren pitifully tried to evade having to explain how the Bush tax cuts created jobs.

ZZzzz...Oh noes! A quake!...ZZzzz...Why didn't Obama immediately rush back to DC?...ZZzzz...Because he's smarter than your average Republican...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-23-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by my quest to drive myself utterly insane!

by Walt Dismay· · News
It must be nice to have no conscience whatsoever. Like a serial killer!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-23-2011

When I was a teen, I was NOT worthless!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Child laborers. Image from http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/31/154895/gop-loves-child-labor/

New Hampshire Sponsor Of Minimum Wage Restriction Law Says Young People Are ‘Not Worth The Minimum’

Earlier this year, the newly elected Republicans in New Hampshire overrode the veto of Democratic Governor John Lynch to push through a new minimum wage restriction law that lowers the minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Shake. rattle and roll, baby!!!

A Little Earthquake Twitter Humor

Some funny tweets about the DC earthquake, in one easy-to-digest place with a few unposted ones.

by Walt Dismay· · News, Political Humor
Journey of a Straight Man at a Gay Pride Parade.  No Shrimp!

Journey of a Straight Man at a Gay Pride Parade. No Shrimp!

Rarely does it occur that I miss word of a giant rally in town but August 21, 2011, or Sunday, was an exception. I was riding my Segway downtown and all of a sudden stumbled upon a gay pride parade.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Flip-Flop: GOP FINALLY Gives Nod to Raising Taxes – But You’re Not Going to Like It

Flip-Flop: GOP FINALLY Gives Nod to Raising Taxes – But You’re Not Going to Like It

Republicans are so anti-tax increase that they would block medical treatment for 9/11 heroes to protect the wealth of the top 1% of Americans. That’s nothing new. What is news right now is who Republicans ARE looking to tax at a higher rate…

A pack of jackals, or a pack of Republicans? Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/60588576@N00/340594957/sizes/z/in/photostream/

Republicans: The Most Outrageously Uncivilized Pack of Jackals

Okay, come on, guys (and yes, Republicans, that means you), let’s get real here. Rick Perry came out with some, really, very typical right-wing blather about Ben Bernanke being treasonous and talked about how Texans would treat Bernanke ‘pretty ugly’ down there (which, in Texas, probably means being on the receiving end of something that goes boom).

AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda

‘Pro-Life’ Republican Kansas Governor Guts Funding For Dying Infants

Another supposed ‘pro-life’ governor has decided that children outside the womb are less important than those inside the womb. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is gutting the agency responsible for child protective services, child support enforcement, and child, adult and family well-being services, after a failed attempt to slash funding for Head Start.

But...but...but...they might vote in their own best interests instead of for Republicans!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-21-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to you by Right Wing voter suppression.

by Walt Dismay· · News
President Obama giving a speech. Image from REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

Obama To Military And Private Sector: Invest In Biofuels

The Obama administration has just announced plans to invest up to $510 million in biofuels to power both military and commercial transportation methods as an effort to boost the country’s economic sustainability as well as national security.

by Joseph Ascanio· · News
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Republicans’ Opposition To Christianity

Religious Republicans take center stage for the Presidential Primary, despite their great divide over Christian beliefs. While American conservatives call for even more deregulation, Pope Benedict XVI is calling for a more equitable, fair, and regulated economy, saying ‘[T]he economy cannot be measured only by maximization of profit but rather according to the common good.’