Saturday, July 30, 2011

Craziness vs. Desperation



Well, it appears there are a good number of Tea Party
Republicans who've decided they want us to default.

So if that makes it impossible for the president to make
a bargain with the GOP, should he invoke the 14th amendment?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/the-white-house-and-the-14th-amendment-why-not/2011/07/29/gIQABQXtjI_blog.html

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Air Down There



Jon Stewart discusses the amazing fact that funding for the
people who dug for bodies at Ground Zero left out one thing:
cancer treatment.


http://www.salon.com/news/morning_clip/index.html?story=/politics/war_room/2011/07/29/steward_9_11_responders_cancer_coverage

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Rich and the Rejected



I thought this was a very telling moment...I happened
to click on a link for an article on the Weekly Standard
website...the article talked about how it was time for
reglular Americans to quit considering health care a
right and also how we're wrong to expect the government
to help with our retirement.

On that same page, there was an ad for a high-end auto
that leased for almost two thousand bucks a month.

So, work till you drop and don't count on being able
to go see a doctor if you get sick. And the rich boys
and girls will be busy all the while looking for more
and more silly and decadent ways to spend their trust
fund checks.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

No Plan To Cross the Goal Line



Another conservative columnist laments the fact the GOP
has spent all this time and energy blustering and will
likely walk away having accomplished nothing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/opinion/18douthat.html?_r=1&hp

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Generic Republican Poll





It tickles me when I hear Republicans talking about Obama
losing to the "generic" Republican candidate.

I'm not sure what the generic Republican would look like
or sound like or act like. I guess the only thing we can
be sure of his that he/she would work tirelessly to
make sure the rich never have to pay a cent more in taxes.

But since the GOP has to actually run a real, live human
being in 2012, let's take a second and go down the list.
Who's got a shot at winning the nomination and who's
just wasting their time?

Mitt Romney- Seems to be the odds on favorite to win
the GOP nomination. However, I've never met a Republican
who's actually enthusiastic about voting for him. Has
two groups standing strong against him: the anti-Mormon
voters and the anti-robot voters. Electable.

Michele Bachmann- she's gained a lot of traction in
Iowa lately. Of course, if you're conservative enough
to gain traction in Iowa then you're probably going
to slide all over the road in the other states.
Always one tough question away from completely losing
it. Electable... but what a nightmare scenario.

Herman Cain- seems like a nice guy but has no political
experience. Hates prejudice but also thinks there's
about a 99 percent chance any Muslim who attends a
mosque is getting ready to unleash Sharia law on
the country. Unelectable.

Rick Santorum- annoying, unlikeable and way too
concerned about what other people are doing in
the privacy of their own homes. Unelectable.

Ron Paul- charming and consistent and unelectable.

Tim Pawlenty- if he didn't have the guts to take on
Romney in the debate how would he deal with a 3am
crisis? Unelectable and really kind of a weasel.

Newt Gingrich- I'm amazed what a joke his campaign
has been. He's like a rodeo cowboy who can't seem
to get the bull to leave the shoot. Unelectable.

Jon Huntsman and Gary Johnson- a second Mormon and
a second libertarian. Unelectable squared.

And then you have the teases, Rick Perry and Mama
Grizzly Palin. He's unelectable because there's
no way America is ready to be led again this soon
by a good ol' boy from Texas. And she's unelectable
because actually campaigning is just too much
work for a big celebrity like her now.

How'd I do? Think I missed the mark on any of these
folks?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ever Have One of Those Days?



Fridays should never suck at work like today did.

Bad Joke



The following piece perfectly illustrates why the Republican
Party in the year 2011 is such a bad joke.

They're not really serious about cutting the deficit. If
they were, they'd be a lot less concerned about protecting
the wealth of the folks at the top of the heap. And they
would be sitting down right now with the president figuring
out where the four trillion in budget cuts he offered
would come from.


http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/07/15/270661/king-wont-accept-revenue-increases/

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Would Betty Still Be a Republican?



It's amazing to look back and see that someone like Betty
Ford used to feel comfortable in the GOP.


http://wallstreetpit.com/79302-nowadays-most-betty-ford-republicans-are-democrats

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Classic?



I think I may have too many cable channels. I was flipping
through the listings tonight and saw one program where
they were replaying the 1985 NBA draft.

What's next... Classic Frisbee Golf Tournaments?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Party That Couldn't Take Yes For an Answer



It's nice to see moderate Republican David Brooks has finally
woke up and realized the radicals currently in charge of his
party have no interest in actually solving problems on a
bipartisan basis.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/opinion/05brooks.html?_r=1&src=ISMR_AP_LO_MST_FB

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hating the Money, Taking the Money



Michele Bachmann hates the big, bad federal government.

Except when she has her hand out asking for more money...

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/01/conservative-cash-crop/?hp

Friday, July 1, 2011

Michele's Version



When you get home schooled by Michele Bachmann it's all
about readin', writin' and revised history.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RCH1nQ1u4I