Sunday, April 29, 2012

Holy War

The leaders of the Catholic church have some screwed up priorities. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/dowd-bishops-play-church-queens-as-pawns.html

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Oops

Joe Biden makes a mistake and says the president has a big stick...we all have a good laugh. Dick Cheney makes a mistake and orders the invasion of Iraq...tens of thousands of people die and our deficit problem grows immensely.

Unintended Consequences

Bill Maher: Take Your Child To Work Day is a really dangerous concept. That's how we ended up with George W. Bush.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hey, Marcus...Maybe You're Gay

This theory makes total sense to me. Look at all the recent examples. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/homophobic-maybe-youre-gay.html

The Perfect Response to Paul Ryan's Bullshit Speech at Georgetown Yesterday...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Starvation and Death

Paul Krugman on the collapse of the austerity fable. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/opinion/krugman-death-of-a-fairy-tale.html

Hypocrite on Steroids

So, now Paul Ryan doesn't like Ayn Rand? How convenient.
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/04/26/471730/paul-ryan-ayn-rand/

The Boys are Back in Town

Romney isn't hiding the radical plans he has for this country. He just wants to wipe out most of the social progress made since the end of the 19th century. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/romneys-principled-radical-view-for-america/2012/04/25/gIQA8ZllhT_story.html?hpid=z2

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Something to Consider

The Mexican-American Flip Flop Dance


It will be fun watching Mitt contort himself on the immigration issue now. The Arizona law doesn't provide much wiggle room. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/romney-wont-be-able-to-shake-immigration-debate/2012/04/24/gIQAWTrTfT_story.html?hpid=z2

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cause and Effect

The price of gas is coming down. I guess the president must have recently ok'd more drilling in federal lands, offshore and in ANWR. No? You mean these price spikes are caused by rampant speculation?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Republicans 36, Democrats 0


"The Democrats accuse the Republicans of launching a war on women. Then the Republicans accuse the Democrats of the same thing. At this point, who can remember who enacted reproductive health restrictions in 36 states including mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds?" –Stephen Colbert

Put Up Or Shut Up


Allen West is following in the proud tradition of Joe McCarthy. He's a political coward and a bully.



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

There are Dollars and Then There are Dollars



Last night Jon Stewart did a great piece on how
the Republican perspective on money changes
depending on what the subject is.

When they were trying to defund Planned Parenthood,
they railed about how we can't afford to spend
over 300 million dollars a year on the program.

But when they were speaking out against the
president's Buffett Rule legislation they acted
like the 4.7 billion per year it would collect
was the change you might find under your
couch cushions.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/jon-stewart-republicans-buffett-rule-math.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hey, Mitt...You Know These Speeches Are Recorded...




Mitt Romney supports women who want to stay home with
their kids. Mitt Romney wants all women who receive
welfare to work.

Flip-flop, flip-flop, flip-flop.


http://www.salon.com/2012/04/15/mitt_romneys_doubletalk_on_motherhood/

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Brutally Unfair




Tornado season always makes me stop and ponder
humanity's relationship with God. For example,
Oklahoma is a very religious state and every
year the Supreme Being basically rototills their
asses. Here in Washington state, church attendance
is on the low side and we rarely have any natural
disasters to speak of.

Is there some cosmic logic at play here I'm just
not comprehending?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Distractions



It's amazing how many little distractions there are in
a presidential campaign. Today we had national foodfight
regarding the fact a Democratic operative said Anne Romney
hasn't worked a day in her life.

This will pass quickly. What the Democrats really need
to talk about is Mitt Romney's support of the Paul Ryan
budget. What they really need to talk about is how badly
it will hurt middle class and poor women while at the same
time cutting taxes for the rich.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Paul Ryan's Trojan Horse



This country needs to make some big financial changes.
Government spending will need to come down and taxes
will need to increase.

Giving even bigger tax cuts to the wealthy makes
no sense whatsoever.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/opinion/krugman-the-gullible-center.html?_r=1&hp

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Which Way, America?



This will be a huge election. Both candidates consider
the other guy a radical.

http://www.salon.com/2012/04/08/obama_v_romney_the_philosopher_candidates/

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Conservatives of the Court



I have to laugh these days when I hear Republicans
complaining about activist judges. They have five
of them on the Supreme Court.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/opinion/dowd-men-in-black.html?_r=2&hp

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We Wouldn't Elect a Scientologist



It was interesting yesterday when a Ron Paul supporter
attempted to ask Romney about a Mormon doctrine concerning
interracial marriage. Mitt gave a curt one word answer
and moved on (though later he added some softball stuff
about how nice Mormons are to each other).

I think in some ways we've gone overboard on being
sensitive about not questioning the religious
beliefs of political candidates. This is a man
who could potentially become the leader of the country
for at least four years. We deserve to know specifically
why he belongs to this particular religion and what
it's doctrines are.