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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

Hey Illinois, Want Your Government to Shut Down? Vote Republican! Vote for Bruce Rauner!

It’s amazing to see a candidate for governor, in this case Illinois, talking about firing people en masse and shutting down the government instead of talking about working to take care for its citizens and making life better for them.

Republicans are “out” about this now.  No qualms.  If voters elect them, don’t be shocked when they make it so government doesn’t work.  That’s their goal. They want to turn everything over to the corporatocracy.  And guess who’ll suffer.  We the People.

In a newly surfaced video, Illinois’ Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner suggested if elected governor, he will fire public employees and potentially shut down the government to address his state’s fiscal challenges.

The video, circulated today by the Illinois Federation of Teachers, shows Rauner addressing the Tazewell County Republican dinner in March. In remarks to that group, Rauner said: “We may have to go through rough times. We may have to do what Ronald Reagan did with the air traffic controllers. Sort of have to do a do-over and shut things down for a little while. That’s what we’re gonna do.”

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August 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM Leave a comment

Sarah Palin Might Want to Consult, if Not Hire, an IT Person

Sarah Palin Turkey Slaughter

Geez Sarah.  We’re talking Internet 1.0 here. You buy every domain name that might even remotely lead to your main site:

A basic lesson for politicos in the digital age: Own all your domains.

Sarah Palin, who just launched her own online television channel, has become the latest politician to lose one of her eponymous websites to another bidder — and, in this case, the bidder was Stephen Colbert.

Palin got SarahPalinChannel.com, but she failed to get “TheSarahPalinChannel.com.” That address is now in the hands of Colbert and his staff, as he announced on his show on Tuesday night.

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Love it.

July 30, 2014 at 6:29 PM Leave a comment

About Yelling at Immigrant C-h-i-l-d-r-e-n / My Tweet of the Day

So good:

Twet of hte Day 7-20-14

(Via Rex Huppke on Twitter)

 

July 20, 2014 at 12:08 PM Leave a comment

How the “Green Coalition of Gay Loggers for Jesus” Brought the 4th of July Back to its Roots in Bozeman, MT

The word awesome is so overused but seriously, this is awesome.  It’s a must-read:

Gay Loggers .us

(Image via GreenCoalitionofGayLoggersforJesus.us)

So, About Those Gay Loggers for Jesus and Independence Day

A town’s July 4 celebration says a lot about a community, and this holiday in Bozeman promises to be relatively laid-back, with locals typically heading for nearby Livingston or Ennis to catch their parades, then back home for stirring music and fireworks at the fairgrounds.

Just five years ago, however, Bozeman woke up to controversy when the newly formed local Tea Party decided it wanted to march down Main Street on the Fourth to protest taxes and government spending. But rather than follow the normal process for a parade permit, the Tea Party stormed a Bozeman City Commission meeting and demanded a parade permit for July 4. The commissioners were so intimidated that they ignored both the usual application process and Montana’s Open Meeting Law. On the spot, the Tea Party was granted a parade permit.

The town then learned that the Tea Party’s plan to close down Main Street for its tax protest was going to cost city taxpayers $1,100 in staff and police overtime. The irony turned out to be too much to pass up, so I applied for a second parade permit for Independence Day. And because city regulations only allowed an organization to apply for a parade permit, I made the application (with tongue firmly in cheek) on behalf of a new, contrastingly “big tent” organization: The Green Coalition of Gay Loggers for Jesus.

Included in the application was a promise that the coalition would raise the $1,100 needed to reimburse city taxpayers for the cost of the parade, a thinly veiled attempt to shame the Tea Party into not relying on government spending to finance its tax protest. Ironically, the Tea Party, based 30 miles outside Bozeman, had no qualms about asking city residents to pay for its protest event.

The coalition began raising money…

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Click on more, above and read the rest. You won’t regret it.  It’s wonderful.

 

July 6, 2014 at 2:01 PM Leave a comment

Guy Hates Prius Owners

Guy hates Prius owners so he spews crap into the environment in protest.

I wonder if he has kids or grand kids because they’ll be the ones who pay for his ignorance:

July 4, 2014 at 6:23 PM Leave a comment

Not a Good First Day for Georgia’s New “Guns Everywhere” Law

Paul Broun on Wikipedia

Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) (Image via Wikimedia)

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Georgia’s new “Safe Carry Protection Act” went into effect.

Certifiably insane Georgia Congressman Paul Broun (R) explained the Act on Newsmax yesterday afternoon:

“We know that when law abiding citizens — who know how to use one — have one on their person, it helps to prevent crime.  A law that I think is going to help prevent shootings, that is going to help prevent crime.”

“We need to go back to the Constitution for not only the First Amendment, but the Second Amendment,” he explained. “Because the First and Second Amendments are the guardians of our liberties. The Second Amendment is the one that really protects all of our liberties that we are given by our Lord, and our God-given rights, and are protected under the Constitution.”

“Folks that don’t understand firearms are fearful of them, but actually firearms have been proven to reduce crime,” he insisted. “We see as we go forward that schools are going to be safer, that anybody around in any locale is going to be safer because someone who understands how to utilize a firearm will be there to protect other folks, and I think it’s going to be a very positive move.”

“These gun-free areas are actually — they’re free-shooting zones for people,” he said. “Because they know that there won’t be anybody there that can stop them.”

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Okay, hold that thought:  This happened yesterday (again, the first day of the new law) in Valdosta, Georgia:

At approximately 3 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a call regarding a customer dispute at the Enmark on the corner of Park Avenue and North Lee Street.

A man carrying a holstered firearm entered the store to make a purchase. Another customer, also with a holstered firearm, approached him and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, according to the Valdosta Police Department report.

The customer making demands for ID pulled his firearm from its holster but never pointed it at the other customer, who said he was not obligated to show any permits or identification.

He demanded the man’s ID again. Undeterred by the drawn gun, the man paid for his items, left the store and called for police.

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“This is an example of my concern with the new gun law that people will take the law into their own hands which we will not tolerate,” [Police Chief Brian] Childress said.

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Geezus.  Let’s check back in a few years to see how much gun deaths have skyrocketed increased there.

P.S.  Just an aside, Broun’s on his fourth marriage.  I wonder what “our Lord” thinks about that.

 

July 2, 2014 at 2:53 PM 1 comment

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