Archive for February 16, 2012

The Toughest Critter on the Planet

Headline: The world’s tiniest chameleon found in Madagascar:

I’m imagining what it takes to survive in this world when you’re that size.

February 16, 2012 at 10:52 PM Leave a comment

Pat Buchanan Plays the Victim After Being Let Go by MSNBC

Pat Buchanan is out at MSNBC.

73-year-old Pat was a hit during the Nixon administration (1969-1974).

This is Pat then:

Pat Buchanan, 1969 via Wikipedia

This is Pat in the most recent picture I can find of him, circa 2008:

Pat Buchanan, 2008 via Wikipedia

Pat, you’ve had a great run. Give thanks and bow out gracefully.  But does he do that?  Nooooooo.  He’s a professional Republican so he plays the victim:

Blacklisted But not Beaten

My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.

After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.

Oh puhleez.  Your voice was everywhere.  Some of us never get heard.  Go gracefully into the night.  Your time has come and gone.  Be thankful for what you had for God’s sake.

February 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM Leave a comment

Mitt Thinking About What to Flip-Flop on Tomorrow

I’m not big on polls because of the slippery way questions can be worded, the potential agenda of the pollster, and the margin of error-this-and-that, but this is pretty stunning and in your face (Mitt):

February 16, 2012 at 7:33 PM Leave a comment

Minnesota Republicans Tell Americans to Go to Hell

Republicans think they have a lock on patriotism and the Constitution, but get a load of this:

Hundreds Of Protestors Line Halls As Minnesota Senate Blocks Citizens From Testifying On Voter ID Bill

As a Minnesota Senate committee approved voter ID legislation yesterday, more than 200 citizens lined the capitol building’s halls holding signs to oppose the measure.

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Senate Republicans did not permit any citizens to testify on the legislation. It passed the committee along a party-line vote, 8-6, and now advances to the full Senate.

Sorry America. All our voices don’t count.  As a matter of fact, none of our voices count when Republicans have their way.

February 16, 2012 at 7:15 PM Leave a comment

32 Senators Formally Clear Way for War on Iran

My God:

A group of 32 senators from both parties unveiled a new Senate resolution Thursday that would establish the sense of the Congress that containing a nuclear Iran is not an option.

The resolution, which will be formally introduced later today, “strongly supports U.S. policy to prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability and rejects any policy that would rely on efforts to ‘contain’ a nuclear weapons capable Iran,” and “urges the president to reaffirm the unacceptability of an Iran with nuclear-weapons capability  and oppose any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat.”

Lieberman emphasized that he doesn’t want to foreclose diplomatic options, but said that if Obama decided to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, he would have strong bipartisan support in Congress.

More…

I hear the Israeli lobby and the military industrial complex speaking through these Senators.  Never mind what the American people want.  Just yesterday CNN released a poll showing that 82% of Americans think diplomacy or “no action” is the way to go:

Americans Favor Diplomacy Against Iran

CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday indicates that only 17% of the public wants the U.S. to use force, with 60% saying diplomatic or economic action against Iran is the right response, and 22% saying no action should be taken at this time.

 

 

February 16, 2012 at 6:49 PM Leave a comment

Men — Heads Up Regarding the Republican War on Contraceptives

Yo, men — don’t sit back and leave the fight to retain the right to contraception to us women.  Imagine what your life would be like without it.  My quote of the day:

Plenty of men wouldn’t relish the thought of single-handedly providing for a family the size of a baseball team. But until those men see themselves as targets in the War On Contraception, this fight is for the ladies.

The Duggars / AP

 

February 16, 2012 at 6:31 PM 1 comment

Romney Flip-Flops on Bailing Detroit Out

Oh geeze. This is just pitiful.  Romney has no spine.  What does he stand for? What does he believe in?  And why is he running for president?  Seems to me he sees it as a way to impress and one-up his daddy.  Other than that, I don’t get it.

Mitt Romney today:

During a meeting with the Detroit Free Press editorial board this afternoon in Farmington Hills, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said that he wouldn’t have let General Motors and Chrysler be liquidated during the financial meltdown of 2008-09.

But he also said by intervening in the bankruptcy proceedings, the Obama administration made the solution a political, rather than a legal process.

“That is so absurd,” to suggest that he would have stood by while the automakers were liquidated, Romney told the Free Press editorial board this morning. “I can’t even listen to that. Of course I wouldn’t have allowed them to be liquidated.”

Mitt Romney, November, 2008:

Gosh, I wonder if this might, just might, have something to do with this brown nosing:

The Detroit News survey of 500 likely voters puts Santorum ahead of Romney 34% to 30%, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul lagging behind at 12% and 9%, respectively. Twelve percent were undecided.

I can’t help but think of one of my favorite quotes from Maxine:  “Wipe your mouth, there’s still a tiny bit of bullshit around your lips.”

 

February 16, 2012 at 6:09 PM Leave a comment

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