Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A View From the Inside



A Christian replies to Santorum's assertion that this
administration hasn't stood up for religious rights
and liberty.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/februaryweb-only/santorum-freedom-of-worship.html

Lost in Translation



I really think Rick Santorum would have won Michigan
if he hadn't gone full steam ahead to Crazy Town. One
of his stupidest remarks was what he said about the
president and college...


http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/santorums-failed-pandering-to-blue-collar-workers/2012/02/28/gIQATZn0gR_story.html?hpid=z2

Monday, February 27, 2012

The President's Priorities



So Sean Hannity was whining tonight about the fact
Obama apologized for the fact Muslim holy books
were burned in Afghanistan.

Did it ever occur to Sean that maybe the president
was just trying to prevent more needless American
deaths?

Be Careful What You Wish For...



Santorum should be careful about dismissing the
separation of church and state. I get the feeling
he only wants Catholics and just a few Protestants
to have a say. What about American Hindus, Buhddists,
Wiccans, Scientologists, Christian Scientists,
Satan worshipers,Jews, Sikhs, Muslims, Zorostarians,
Elvis fans and all the rest?

http://www.theprovince.com/life/religion+politics+speech+makes+sick+says+Santorum/6217444/story.html

Three Choices



They stress me out and I'm not even a Republican.

http://www.borowitzreport.com/

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Devil's in His Details



Do you ever get the feeling that instead of reading
"The Joy of Sex" Rick Santorum would prefer something
called "The Pain and Repressed Catholic Anguish of Lust"?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/22/opinion/dowd-ricks-religious-fanaticism.html

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Let's Make a Deal



What if world religions could trade their most famous
adherents to each other?

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/22/welcome_to_the_first_annual_celebrity_religion_swap/

Monday, February 20, 2012

They Want It...They Just Don't Want To Pay For It



Begin by asking yourself why so many conservative politicians say they’re anti-government but spend long careers in office drawing paychecks from the taxpayers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ideological-hypocrites/2012/02/17/gIQAlrAGOR_story.html?hpid=z2

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Another Win For Obama



I like what Bill Maher said the other night: who knows
more about the sexual health needs of women than a bunch
of 70 year old male virgins who wear dresses to work?

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20120219_The_American_Debate__Obama_getting_a_boost_from_GOP_s_stance_on_birth_control.html

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Disconnect



The next time you hear a politician say we need to "drill baby
drill" consider the fact that the price you pay at the pump
seems to be disconnected from the amount of gas that's
currently available.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02/15/425926/gas-prices-rising-demand-1997/

Friday, February 17, 2012

What Are They Thinking?




Conservatives like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck are doubling
down on the anti-woman rhetoric. Don't they realize that
will be a pretty important demographic come November?

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/17/rush_limbaugh_secret_democrat/

Blind Spot



Funny how some folks only want government agencies that help
other people to get smaller.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/17/opinion/krugman-moochers-against-welfare.html

Thursday, February 16, 2012

What a Bunch of Babies!



The Right's hysteria over the recent contraception controversey
has been laughable. Jon Stewart does a great job skewering
them and I especially like the part where Sean Hannity discusses
the issue with (you guessed it) a room full of men.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/14/jon-stewart-birth-control-mandate-fox-news-christians-war-video_n_1275835.html

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You Call This Small Government?



I saw this story on Rachel Maddow tonight and it just
PISSED ME OFF. The Virginia legislature has passed a
bill that will force women to undergo a vaginal
ultrasound procedure before they can have an abortion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tobias-barrington-wolff/virginia-ultrasound-bill_b_1278832.html

Not So Fast There, NotRomney



Here's an article that points out why it makes no sense
for the Tea Party folks to support Rick Santorum.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/memo-to-the-tea-party-rick-santorum-rejects-your-message/253111/

Monday, February 13, 2012

Who Are the Real Americans?



Bill Maher addressing the GOP's hatred of NYC, Washington
DC, Chicago, almost all of California and anywhere else
where people might read books about something besides a
5 year old's trip to Heaven.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/national-affairs/bill-maher-on-the-rights-real-america-fantasy-20120213

That Crazy Socialist Barack Obama



Anyone notice the Dow has almost reached 13,000? I thought
the Republicans said the president hated capitalism...


http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/311205/better-economy-is-problem-for-gop?SESS80d5660de93a40e6124ae4ab784f699d=google

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The GOP's Bad Scrabble Hand



Thomas Friedman points out that the current version of the
Republican Party isn't conservative...it's radical. And
that's making it impossible for anybody to make the changes
necessary to really get our country back on track.


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/opinion/sunday/friedman-we-need-a-second-party.html?_r=1&hp

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wilco & Popeye - "Dawned On Me"

My pal Dave and I went to the Wilco show here in Seattle
a couple nights ago. They sounded great and turned the
volume way up.

Here's a special video they did to promote their
latest cd "The Whole Love".

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Bitter Pill To Swallow



I would say the current contraception discussion illustrates
why we need a public option. It's patently ridiculous to
keep our healthcare tied to our jobs and the whims of our
employers.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ho Hum



It's surprising how low Republican voter turnouts have been in
the primaries, especially considering how much they claim to
hate the president.


http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/02/is-the-republican-party-facing-an-enthusiasm-gap/

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wake Up Call



This was great. The people of America are sick of
right-wing bullies trying to undermine reasonable
organizations like Planned Parenthood.


http://www.salon.com/2012/02/04/susan_g_komen%e2%80%99s_priceless_gift/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

No Rules (if you're not gay)



Gay marriage may soon be legal in Washington state. I was
listening to talk radio the other day and one of the
local conservatives was saying it was only appropriate
for men and women to get married because they can
produce a child together.

His comments got me thinking...if that's true why do
we let heterosexual couples who don't plan to have
children get married? Or older couples? Or postmenopausal
women?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Freudian



I find it fascinating that when Romney makes a verbal
mistake it's always like a secret message telling us
how he REALLY feels about the subject.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/us/politics/poor-quote-by-romney-seized-on-by-his-critics.html?_r=1&hp