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This is What Happens When You Don’t Vote

I usually try to get back to the Commonwealth once a year. I’ve lived, for the past 30 years, in the same part of England to which two other Virginia women, Pocahontas (my kinswoman) and Nancy Astor, were condemned. So I feel that if I don’t wiggle my toes in some Old Dominion dirt at least once a year, I’ll be pushing up daisies in Brit dirt along with Mrs. Rolfe and Lady Astor.

by Marion· · News
Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Robert Schostak. Image from http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/photos.aspx?id=653001#.TlrQiahEYhg

Michigan: A Model for Change

Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, Robert Schostak, had this to say about the policies of Obama, former Governor Granholm, and the current Governor Rick Snyder.

by Xenocrates· · News
It's a Democrat! It's a moderate! Hell no! It's Bernie Sanders!!

Liberal Hero of the Day: Bernie Sanders 8-28-2011

That’s right, Bernie! Force the Republicans to tell the country that they’ll cut Social Security before taxing the rich!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Congressman Joe Walsh

Tea Party Congressman Joe Walsh Owes 9 Years Of Child Support

It turns out that the Tea Party Congressman who got elected preaching fiscal responsibility is fiscally irresponsible AND morally bankrupt. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Walsh owes 9 years worth of child support which comes out to an astonishing $117,000. While Walsh claims that he won’t place one more dollar of debt of our kids, he has placed $117,000 worth of debt on his own kids.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Build Your Own Levees, and Kiss Irene

There is no other politician/candidate that has perplexed me like Congressman and presidential nominee Ron Paul.

by Bryian Revoner· · News
A crack in the side of the Washington Monument after lsat week's earthquake.

East Coast Earthquake Teases Country With Religious Fanaticism

It appears that this week’s earthquake on the nation’s east coast had one noticeable upside: it brought the religious crazies on every side closer together.

ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-27-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by THE MOST DEVASTATING HURRICANE TO HIT NEW YORK IN OVER 20 YEARS!! WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!! But not really. We’ll be fine.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Hello! Have you accepted Christ into your life?

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-27-2011

We’re not asking you to accept Jesus Christ, we’re TELLING you to accept Him!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Henry Block, founder of H&R Block. Image from http://www.inc.com/ss/ins-and-outs-growing-business

Millionaire Owner Of H&R Block Wants To Pay More Taxes

H&R Block founder Henry Bloch knows all about taxes. His company has been preparing tax returns since 1955 and they know just about everything about the tax code. So when the multimillionaire owner of H&R Block says the tax code unfairly gives the wealthy an advantage over the rest of us, we should listen.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

Michele Bachmann Would Consider Lowering Minimum Wage To Match The Cost Of Labor Overseas

The Associated Press is reporting that Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is considering lowering the minimum wage to match labor costs overseas to lure corporations back to the United States.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Segway Jeremy Ryan at the Capitol in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Wire: 12 Adults and 1 Minor (Heroic Rotunda 13) Arrested in WI Capitol Attempt to Re-Occupy

As many of you know, myself and many others have been very involved in the ground game at the Capitol. Today marked the day when the cuts to public employees began. As such, we had a rally at the Capitol, which I was told was supposed to be followed by some sort of strike, although that part never came.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)

Eric Cantor: Hurricane Relief Spending? Only If Cuts Are Made

Rep. Cantor is playing politics with people’s lives with no regard to the implementation of his words. The number one priority of a leader in this nation is to maintain the general welfare of the citizens they represent. This means at any cost.

by Sarah· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Potential Presidential Nominee Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). Image from http://blog.reidreport.com/tag/ron-paul/

Ron Paul Trashes FEMA Just Hours Before Hurricane Irene Makes Landfall

Just hours before Hurricane Irene is scheduled to reach the East Coast, Ron Paul decided it was appropriate to trash the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ZZzzz...Yes, we're open today...ZZzzz...No, we're not lunatics...ZZzzz...Did you have a question, sir?...ZZzzz...No, I will not come pick you up to shop in my store...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-26-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by people helping people. An unknown concept to the Right Wing.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck Calls Hurricane Irene ‘A Blessing’

On his radio show on Friday, Glenn Beck referred to Hurricane Irene as ‘a blessing’ that would teach people to prepare for disasters.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Rick Perry Signs Pledge To Back Constitutional Amendment Against Gay Marriage

Republicans are obsessed with signing pledges and now Rick Perry is signing one. Just a couple weeks after Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum signed a pledge to investigate the LGBT community, Rick Perry has now signed a pledge to back a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The pledge was presented to Perry by the National Organization for Marriage.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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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