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I Gather a President Can’t Do Much Worse Than Wear a Tan Suit

Watching the cables for a bit today I’ve come to realize that when a Democratic, African-American president wears a tan suit it’s a matter of national security and deep national embarrassment. Or something.

I had no idea.

HWBush in a tan suit

 

Reagan in a Tan suit

 

August 29, 2014 at 4:37 PM 1 comment

Is it Payback Time for Republicans in Georgia?

GOP Dinasour

Remember that we’ve-got-to-reinvent-ourselves post-12012 election evaluation GOP Chairman Reince Priebus was screaming about early last year?

“The way we communicate our principles isn’t resonating widely enough,” he said. “Focus groups described our party as ‘narrow-minded,’ ‘out of touch,’ and ‘stuffy old men.’ The perception that we’re the party of the rich continues to grow.”

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The party will make a concerted effort to elevate more women, Priebus said. He suggested that some “biologically stupid” remarks by Republican candidates turned off women voters. Female surrogates should be elevated, the report says, and women must be promoted within the RNC and included in messaging discussions ” to represent some of the unique concerns that female voters may have.”

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And remember how the party ignored that report?

Conservatives Argue Abortion Can be a Winning Issue for Republicans

Senate Republicans Block Bill to Reverse Hobby Lobby Decision

Senate Republicans Reject Equal Pay Bill

Well, it might be payback time, at least in Georgia:

Democrat Michelle Nunn has a sizeable lead over Republican David Perdue in Georgia’s U.S. Senate race, a new poll found, thanks in large part to a huge gender gap.

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Nunn has 47 percent in the new WSB-TV Channel 2/Landmark Communications poll, while Perdue has 40 percent. The big reason: The gender gap.

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“There’s a widening or stagnant gender gap. Mr. Perdue does not seem to be moving or closing his number,” said Channel 2 analyst Bill Crane in a story posted on the WSB site. “He’s about 20 points behind Michelle Nunn in females.

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Sorry, I know it’s tacky but I can’t help it:  Hahahahahahahah!

 

August 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM Leave a comment

The American Military Industrial Complex is Smiling Tonight!

I read something a few weeks back about how ISIS in Iraq has commandeered a huge amount of military equipment we paid for with Our Tax Dollars during the 2013 invasion. The supposed “training” of the Iraqi army George W. and Co. said they were doing was a farce and when ISIS emerged, the so-called army cut and ran, leaving billions of dollars of weapons (like humvees at $200,000 a pop) lying around. So now we’re bombing Iraq again and the the billions of dollars of military equipment we paid for are being blowing up by the people we paid to build them in the first place.

Aye yie yie.  I’m sure the military industrial complex is drinking up a storm tonight but I’m SMFDH.  Our tax dollars down the shit hole, again:

Humvee via wikipedia

(Image via Wikimedia)

When President Obama announced US airstrikes in Iraq, most observers understood that the US would be bombing members of ISIS. What many did not know was that, in a twist of such bitterly symbolic irony that it could only occur in the Middle East, the US would also be bombing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of American military equipment.

Here’s why: in the decade since the 2003 US-led Iraq invasion, the US has spent a fortune training and arming the Iraqi army in the hopes of readying it to secure the country once America left. That meant arming the Iraqi army with high-tech and extremely expensive American-made guns, tanks, jeeps, artillery, and more.

But the Iraqi army has been largely a failure. When ISIS invaded northern Iraq from Syria in June, the Iraqi forces deserted or retreated en masse. Many of them abandoned their American equipment. ISIS scooped it up themselves and are now using it to rampage across Iraq, seizing whole cities, terrorizing minorities, and finally pushing into even once-secure Kurdish territory. All with shiny American military equipment.

So the US air strikes against ISIS are in part to destroy US military equipment, such as the artillery ISIS has been using against Kurdish forces.

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If it weren’t for the military equipment the U.S. walked away from, ISIS wouldn’t be near as powerful and we might not be re-inserting ourselves into that country 11 years after I stood on the protest line doing what I could to stop it because I knew it would be a disaster.  But, voila, here we are.

That said, guess who’s on the corporate media? The people who want to make more war.

Geezus.

 

 

 

August 8, 2014 at 6:19 PM Leave a comment

Paul Ryan’s Book Cover Corrected

Paul Ryan is about to launch a book tour:

Paul Ryan will hold a book signing with Mitt Romney as part of an eight-state, 20-stop bus tour and fly-around to promote Ryan’s forthcoming book, “The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea,” out Aug. 19 from Twelve Books/Grand Central Publishing. Ryan and Romney will reunite Aug. 21 at the Union League Club of Chicago, for a talk and signing billed as “In Conversation with Mitt Romney.” On Aug. 26, Ryan will appear at the George W. Bush Presidential Library, in Dallas, for a similar event with Dana Perino [George W. Bush's former press secretary]. On Aug. 28, he’ll be at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library in Simi Valley, Calif., for “In Conversation with Bill Bennett.”  [Bill Bennett was Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Education and his feelings about education were that the position of the Secretary of Education should be abolished.]

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OMG.  Does Ryan really think associating himself with dinosaurs the likes of Mitt Romney and (especially) Bill Bennett for godsake will wisk him into the White House?  I mean, young people do vote.

Anyway, here’s the cover of “The Way Forward:  Renewing the American Idea:”

Paul Ryan book Cover

Thanks to Steve Marmel, we now have a more honest cover:  “I Got Mine, Suckers — One Man’s Journey from Getting Social Security as a Child to Wanting Your Grandparents to Eat Catfood.”

Paul Ryan's book cover fixed via Marmel on Twitter

Yes, Ryan “mooched” off of Social Security as a kid and his budget would make grandparents eat catfood.  He got his!

He’s obviously setting himself up to run for president but he’s doing it a teeny tiny bubble that only he’s privy to.  Oh, and maybe Fox.  You know, the solid 28% who still think GW was a great president and Saddam Hussein had WMD.

 

 

August 7, 2014 at 6:15 PM Leave a comment

George Zimmerman is a Security Guard!

George Zimmerman seminole county sheriff's office via wikimedia commons

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)

I can’t imagine putting George Zimmerman in the position of being a “security guard.”  Talk about the potential for disaster:

Report: George Zimmerman Asked to Watch DeLand Business Due to Recent Burglary

DELAND, Fla. —  DeLand police initially told WFTV that George Zimmerman was working as a security guard at Pompano Pat’s in DeLand, but a report stated that the owner of the business had asked Zimmerman to guard the store due to a recent burglary.

Pompano Pat’s is a locally-owned store on South Woodland Boulevard that sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles.

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Yikes.  The owner of Pompano Pat’s should talk to his liability insurance agent.  The saga of George Zimmerman isn’t going to end well.  Hopefully no one else will get killed in the process.

 

 

 

July 29, 2014 at 6:46 PM 1 comment

Colorado’s Obsessed Anti-Gay Marriage Republican AG John Suthers Finally Shuts Down Boulder Gay Marriage Licenses

It’s good to know that Colorado is such a crime-free, graft-free, corruption-free state that the number one priority of the Republican Attorney General is to stop the Boulder County Clerk from issuing marriage licenses to people of the same sex who love each other and want to get married:

Coloardo AG via Colorado attoreygenraal.ggov

(Image via ColoradoAttorneyGeneral.gov)

 

The Colorado Supreme Court today ordered Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The order was issued in response to a filing by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Friday asking the court to stop Hall — who was the only clerk in the state at that time giving marriage licenses to gay couples — from issuing the licenses.

The Supreme Court said it will take up the case and ordered a stay on Hall while the case is resolved.

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In Friday’s filing, Suthers argued that Hall issuing licenses was causing “statewide confusion and legal chaos.”

Suthers has previously tried to stop Hall in two other courts and was unsuccessful both times.

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ARE YOU HAPPY NOW JOHN?  What an idiot.  He’s obviously pandering to the Tea Party while trying to position himself for a run for governor but by the time that happens he’ll look like a dinosaur.   Gay marriage will likely be legal in the U.S. next year.

Kind of funny actually.  Guys like Suthers live in such a bubble.  When you only watch Fox and you only listen to Rush you think the whole world thinks like you do.

 

July 29, 2014 at 6:16 PM Leave a comment

Google “Dumb Rick Perry” and You Get 1,310,000 Hits

Rick Perry Chia head 9-29-11

Here’s a hilarious article about not only Rick Perry but about how the entire GOP presidential field is acting like the three stooges.  It’s long but worth the time.  Here’s the opening salvo:

The media hates Republicans [yeah, right], and so naturally they’re elevating Texas Governor Rick Perry to the status of a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender who must be taken seriously. After his last embarrassing run – embarrassing not only for him, but for the much-maligned state of Texas (see the video above) – one would think he’d put his presidential aspirations in the back of the garage, along with that Stairmaster he never uses. But no: dumber than a steer who’s been zapped by a cattle-prod and still won’t move, Perry is going along with the joke.

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I’ve got to remember that (bolded) line.  Oh, like I said, Google “dumber Rick Perry” and you get 1,310,000 hits.  And here’s more hilarity:  Rick Perry Just Boosted His Intellectual Reputation (because he started wearing glasses).  Riiight.

July 14, 2014 at 10:57 AM 1 comment

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