Archive for August 4, 2010
Vote Republican in November and you know what? You’ll get more of this:
Gosh. I have a feeling this was a disaster; bigger than the disaster of “Tea Party Diversity Day” last weekend in Philly.
I mean, there were supposed to be thousands of “diverse” Tea Partiers swarming D.C. last weekend during “Tea Party Diversity Day.” It was a flop. And today, “National Black Conservatives” day evaporated.
So, we’re to believe that Tea Party types rule the world?
Note to the MSM: Take another hit. Now, back to reality.
If you see Newt Gingrich on the teevee tonight (or tomorrow, or ever) commenting on how gays are destroying the “sanctity of marriage,” remember that he has been married three times.
Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) just now on The Ed Show: “I think it’s time a Democrat knew how to throw a punch.”
Beyond time Alan but amen anyway.
A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.
U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Proposition 8, passed by voters in November 2008, violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians to marry the partners of their choice.. His ruling is expected to be appealed to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and then up to the U.S. Supreme Court.
At hopeful moments like this my thoughts immediately go to my dear gay brother, Marc.
Wow, for an ocean lover who’s landlocked in Colorado, these stunningly beautiful photographs by Stuart Gibson of the ocean off Fiji’s Namotu Island are much-needed food for the soul. Some of them make me feel like I’m actually in the water.
Here’s a taste:
Focus in on this for a sec.
See what you’re seeing.
What. An. Amazing. Picture.
Look. At. That. Wave.
The Colorado primary is a week away and for some of us Coloradoans, it can’t come soon enough. We’re being bombarded with television campaign ads, telephone calls and lunacy like this that bears absolutely no connection to reality:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community.”
“This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,” Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.
Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor’s efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes “that’s exactly the attitude they want you to have.”
“This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms,” Maes said.
He added: “These aren’t just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to.”
You have to say this kind of thing when you’re trying to appeal to the Glenn Beckistaners.
Here’s a fascinating article by David Corn over at Mother Jones detailing some of the Tea Party insanity Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) encountered in his runoff campaign for re-election earlier this year. (He lost because he wasn’t willing to go along with the craziness.) It’s just amazing what some of the Foxbaggers believe, like this for example:
During his primary campaign, Inglis repeatedly encountered enraged conservatives whom he couldn’t—or wouldn’t—satisfy. Shortly before the runoff primary election, Inglis met with about a dozen tea party activists at the modest ranch-style home of one of them. Here’s what took place:
I sat down, and they said on the back of your Social Security card, there’s a number. That number indicates the bank that bought you when you were born based on a projection of your life’s earnings, and you are collateral. We are all collateral for the banks. I have this look like, “What the heck are you talking about?” I’m trying to hide that look and look clueless. I figured clueless was better than argumentative. So they said, “You don’t know this?! You are a member of Congress, and you don’t know this?!” And I said, “Please forgive me. I’m just ignorant of these things.” And then of course, it turned into something about the Federal Reserve and the Bilderbergers and all that stuff. And now you have the feeling of anti-Semitism here coming in, mixing in. Wow.
Read the article. It’ll blow your mind.
The first thing I did this morning was look up info about the Michigan primary which was held yesterday. I wanted to find out if Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero won the Democratic primary in the race for governor. (He did.) In the process I came across this little ditty:
In Kansas, two-term Sen. Sam Brownback sailed to the GOP nomination in the gubernatorial race. Democrat Robin Carnahan – a member of a famed Missouri political family – and seven-term GOP Rep. Roy Blunt secured spots on the November ballot in that state’s Senate race.
Another veteran politician – GOP Rep. Jerry Moran – narrowly topped fellow Republican Rep. Todd Tiahrt in the race for the party’s Senate nod in Kansas and will face Democrat Lisa Johnston, a college administrator. Moran had the backing of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., while Tiahrt had the support of Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin’s guy lost. As a matter of fact, a third of the people she has endorsed have lost. So hey MSM, let’s cut the crap about how a Palin endorsement is like sprinkling fairy dust on a candidate.