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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.’

ZZzzz...Oh, it's your WIFE'S company!...ZZzzz...Of course! No conflict at all!...ZZzzz...Why are you not in jail yet?...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-19-2011

To a conservative, no price is too high to punish the wicked but no price is acceptable to help the needy.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Palin Agrees With Perry on ‘Treasonous’ Fed

Governor Rick Perry of Texas was caught issuing an nondescript threat against Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke, implicating his actions to stimulate the economy are ‘treasonous.’ Perry stated, ‘If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas.’ Former Governor Sarah Palin appeared in an interview with Lou Dobbs on Fox News and readily agreed with Perry.

Even G.W. Bush must have SMHed himself at that one...

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-19-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to you by the Soviet Union.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Joplin, MO, after the tornado. Image from http://stevebeckow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Joplin-after-Tornado.jpg

United Arab Emirates Donates New Laptop Computers to Joplin, Missouri Students Whose School Was Destroyed by Tornado

On May 22, 2011, an F5 tornado devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri; killing 159 people. The twister destroyed a large portion of the city, including the high school. Thanks to the efforts of city officials, school teachers, administrators, and parents, school began right on time yesterday. But that’s not the entire story…

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

From the Republican Hypocrisy Alert Files: President Obama should not be taking a vacation while America is facing a crisis.