Archive for January 19, 2012
Herman Cain will deliver the Tea Party Express response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
Tea Party Express, a political action committee, announced on Thursday that the former presidential candidate would be the speaker. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who also ran for president, was the Tea Party Express speaker in 2011.
“We are excited to have Herman Cain deliver the 2nd Tea Party State of the Union response next week,” Tea Party Express chief strategist Sal Russo said in a statement.
So, in other words, per the corporate lobbying groups who fund the Tea Party Express, Herman Cain is their guy.
I wonder who the grassroots members would pick. Maybe Cain. Maybe not.
(* Snark alert: How is it that the Tea Party folks bought a bus, they hired a company to create the graphics on the outside, they reviewed and approved those graphics, they hired a company to paint the bus, and yet that chain missed the fact that the word judgment was/is misspelled? Oy.)
I never thought I’d put up three posts in two days with the word sh*t in the title but here I go again.
Anyway, this is a must see. Two minutes that captures the hate coming from the right.
I dedicate this post to my gay brother Marc. He came out to me in 1977. My immediate thought — I’ll never forget our conversation — was that he was going to have a rough life purely because of who he was on the day he was born.
Sadly, 35 years later, here I am, posting this:
You can be sure you won’t hear about this from the corporate media:
Nebraska ranchers celebrated the Obama administration’s rejection of the proposed Keystone pipeline on Wednesday as a hardfought victory for the state’s environmentally sensitive Sandhills region – even as Republican lawmakers vowed to keep fighting for the project.
Ben Gotschall, a fourth-generation Sandhills rancher, said pipeline opponents shared the belief that the future safety of land and water and the health and wellness of people and communities were more important than foreign oil profits.
At the same time, many landowners in central Nebraska, where the pipeline would have run through a portion of a sensitive aquifer, cheered the pipeline’s rejection, which looks almost certain to become a key political issue in the upcoming presidential campaign.
“The president has done the right thing and it is my hope that a foolhardy attempt by the Republicans to go around him can be headed off,” said Randy Thompson, who owns land in central Nebraska on the pipeline’s original route.
The rejection was “a major victory for the environment and for the people of the state of Nebraska,” Nebraska Sierra Club lobbyist Ken Winston said, adding that the pipeline was pushed by “short-term profiteering and bad energy policies.”
“We do not want to go back down that road,” Winston said.
Bold Nebraska director Jane Kleeb said the advocacy group that organized protests in Nebraska and Washington would never stop fighting plans for the “risky export pipeline.”
It is stunning and tragic the extent to which the voice of We the People is absent from our media.
Quote of the day:
“You’d be surprised to find out how much it costs to look this cheap.”
— Dolly Parton
Say it ain’t so already:
You expect to find out if you’re having a boy or a girl, but you might not expect what one local family saw in their sonogram this week. It showed their baby boy “Tebowing” in the womb.
“I think it really hit us kind of when we came home and looked at it because we had just got this on Tuesday; and the weekend before we were all ‘Tebowing,’” Elizabeth Vigil said. She added that the baby is already a part of her Broncos family.
“You’re born into the Broncos when you’re born into my family, pretty cool,” her husband, David Vigil, said.
What with so many things happening in the world that the corporate media would rather not touch, I guess you’ve got to fill the time any way you can.
Imagine for a second if President Obama’s or another prominent Democrat’s ex-wife came out and said the reason they divorced was because he wanted to have an “open marriage” and she couldn’t agree to that. Imagine the reaction from the right, especially ol’ Rush Limbaugh (who’s on his fourth marriage). They would chew on it in unison for months.
Now take a look at what Limbaugh said about Newt today:
I got a great note from a friend of mine. “So Newt wanted an open marriage. BFD. At least he asked his wife for permission instead of cheating on her. That’s a mark of character, in my book. Newt’s a victim. We all are. Ours is the horniest generation.” […] That’s from a good friend of mine, “Newt’s slogan ought to, ‘Hell, yes, I wanted it.’” (laughing) I’m sharing with you how some people are reacting to this.
Amazing. And it’s astonishing his listeners don’t seem to notice his blatant hypocrisy and double standards. Lemmings.
Just got back from the grocery store. Guess what I saw there. Four displays of