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Eric Cantor Says No To Quake Relief Unless More Cuts Are Made

Eric Cantor hasn’t changed his tune since he used the Joplin tornado victims as a bargaining chip to force Democrats to agree to cut government spending. He is now willing to use his own state of Virginia and other parts of the East coast as a bargaining chip in the wake of the freak earthquake that struck on Tuesday, the epicenter of which was in Cantor’s own district.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Karl Rove Burns Sarah Palin On Fox News, Then Fox Abruptly Cuts Rove Off

Karl Rove and Sarah Palin are destroying each other and it’s an enjoyable battle to watch. Earlier this week, Sarah Palin took direct aim at Karl Rove, criticizing him for daring to speculate on when she will make a decision on running for President. On Wednesday Karl Rove fired back, and Fox News was not amused.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Representative Steve Southerland (R-FL)

Republican Representative Complains About Salary At Town Hall, Says His Job Doesn’t Mean Much

At a town hall event in Florida yesterday, GOP Representative Steve Southerland took a question from a constituent about his salary. He proceeded to tell the good people he supposedly represents that his salary is small considering how many hours he puts in and the risks he runs.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ZZzzz...Why should you have to pay for MY kid?...ZZzzz...I dunno, are you an island unto yourself?...ZZzzz...You ARE?...ZZzzz...Good! You just got voted off! Buh-bye!...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-25-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by conservative myopia.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Republican Congressman Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan Locks Out Jobless Constituents After Refusing To Meet With Them

Paul Ryan is supposed to be just a normal guy who faithfully represents his district in Wisconsin. But that’s not what his constituents think about him now. They’re angry. They’re angry about unemployment and the fact that jobs are becoming scarce. They’re angry because Ryan hasn’t lifted one finger to create a job in Wisconsin or anywhere else. Yet he expects his constituents to allow him to keep his job. Fat chance.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Malkin's career will last exactly as long as she is pretty. Once those wrinkles set in, Fox will dump her faster than a story about a Right wing terrorist.

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-25-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to by Obama’s temerity in treating other people like human beings. The nerve!!

by Walt Dismay· · News
William Gheen

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.’

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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.

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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
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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