The unpublicized, but self-evident, goal of the Congressional TEA/GOP has been, and continues to be, the shutdown and dysfunction of the government as long as President Obama is in the White House.
The current Congress is the most unproductive in living memory, and has an approval rating only slightly higher than pubic lice.
Now, they've authorized this bogus lawsuit against the President, for allegedly not enforcing one certain provision of the Affordable Care Act, which law the TEA/GOP has tried 50+ times to repeal, in its entirety. Seriously?.
BUT we CANNOT have ANY legislation while "the Lawsuit" is pending, as we breathlessly watch the MSM try to give this partisan hackery more *gravitas* than it deserves.
And of course, the DC TEA/GOP insiders bandy the word "Impeachment" about, AS IF they have the high moral ground. But when (not IF) the TEA/GOP moves to impeach, based more on delusion than fact, Washington will STOP, as we breathlessly watch the MSM try to give this partisan hackery more *gravitas* than it deserves.
THE IMPORTANT THING to remember is the TEA/GOP Goal of governmental shutdown. Benefits and programs for veterans, for workers, for the Environment, for the infrastructure, are not as important as Doing Nothing is, for the TEA/GOP.
Somebody tell me, whom do these politicians serve?posted @ Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 23:50
Back to the original cartoon:
The War on Drugs is OVER!
The drugs WON!
Now, let us adopt a sane drug policy to decriminalize, regulate, and tax recreational drugs.
^^ WHAT A PISSANT COMMENT!posted @ Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 16:57
In the GA 10th, Jody Hice is the personification of everything that is WRONG with the USA. He is one benighted, de-evolved, rabble-rousing, H8er who appears to be channelling the ghost of George Wallace in his campaign.
The quote attributed to Sinclair Lewis applies here: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross."posted @ Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 10:35
With very few exceptions, everybody reading this article is a descendant of an immigrant or two. There is a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty in NY Harbor, which reads, in part:
"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-Emma Lazarusposted @ Monday, July 14, 2014 - 22:54
"Brat vs. Cantor" was an electoral choice between Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Fascist. ho-hum.
I'll be more interested when a UGA grad takes a pivotal role in creating World Peace. -Or making solar energy more plentiful and more economical than fossil fuels. -Or restoring journalistic Capital-"I" Integrity into the MSM.
@proftom: AND, while everybody in the "news" media hyperventilates about the "meaning" of this or that triviality, NO WORK gets done by the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government.
Which is EXACTLY what the "Party of NO" intended all along.
First, let me compliment you on repeating today's TEA/GOP Echo Chamber Talking Points so clearly.
Second, President Obama has issued the FEWEST Executive Orders of any two-term president since Franklin Roosevelt.
** Obama: 168 ** (as of 1-21-2014)
Third, here is an index of PBO's Executive Orders as compiled by the National Archive. I ask you and your little friend @prophet to go through them, and report back to the room exactly which Executive Orders are normal business for the president, and exactly which Executive Orders have turned Barack Obama's presidency into a "TYRANNY"!posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 16:27
AIPAC is fond of repeating the line "Israel is America's ONLY friend in the Middle East." That's ironic, because before Israel, America had NO enemies in the Middle East.
The population of Israel is ~8,000,000. In 2012, US taxpayers gave Israel $3,100,000,000 in economic and military aid. That works out to ~$390 per Israeli. SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid
Israel is the last remaining Apartheid state in the "western" world. WHY the USA unconditionally gives BILLIONS of dollars to a rogue state is beyond me. It is a real tribute the power of the zionist Lobby in Washington that this pissant little nation siphons our wealth, AND controls US foreign policy in the Middle East.
I wonder how much of the $3 billion we give them comes back to the US as "campaign contributions" to US politicians.posted @ Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 08:42
The TEA/GOP cannot beat PBO in the political arena, so they're carrying their obstructionist crusade into the courts, where NO federal judge is going to want to get in the middle of a constitutional separation-of-powers food fight.
Boener and the TEA/GOP ought to get off their fat asses and LEGISLATE! That's what we overpay them to do. Why do they think that many people call the TEA/GOP the Party of NO?
This stupid, impotent, stunt is emblematic of why John Boener is the most derided Speaker in recent memory, if he's not the
I agree with Sen. Elizabeth Warren on the ramifications of the SCOTUS' "Corporate Person trumps Human Personhood" approach to jurisprudence:
“You follow this pro-corporate trend to its logical conclusion, and sooner or later you’ll end up with a Supreme Court that functions as a wholly owned subsidiary of big business,” Warren said.
"Immigration Reform" presents an existential threat to the TEA/GOP.
The 21st century American conservative movement caters exclusively to cranky. old. white. men, and to corporate greed. Immigrants tend to be hopeful, young, men and women with non-pale skin color, and who are usually the low-paid economic victims of the corporate culture. They - obviously - tend to NOT identify with the TEA/GOP, and they tend to vote Democratic. The TEA/GOP's Base erodes daily as the cranky old white folks die off; and the TEA/GOP shows absolutely NO interest in welcoming these new people into their "big tent", which nowadays looks more like a snotty white handkerchief than a tent.
It's simple demographics.
Therefore, as long as the TEA/GOP has a breath left in its body, it will fight, obstruct, slow-walk, misdirect, divert, place absurd conditions upon, and otherwise do everything in its power to prevent any meaningful immigration reform. Their *very existence* depends on preventing brown-skins from getting the vote. Anything they say to the contrary is deception.posted @ Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 09:12
Wow. That's a really powerful document.
Every citizen over the age of 30 should be required to make a pilgrimage to the National Archives in D.C. to read and reflect upon those documents which formed the legal foundation of this nation.posted @ Thursday, July 3, 2014 - 23:48
The Times, they are a'changin'.
No army of spiteful H8ers can defeat an Idea whose time has come. Check out these youth demographics.
According to a May, 2014 Gallup Poll,
"Same-Sex Marriage Support Reaches New High at 55%
Nearly eight in 10 young adults favor gay marriage"
WHY is this even an issue in 2014CE??!!?!?posted @ Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 23:13
If men could get pregnant, then abortion would be a sacrament.posted @ Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 23:37
This is absolutely none of anyone's business.posted @ Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 09:12
I've *tried* to like Soccer, but I can't get past the boring part, which is 88/90 minutes per game.posted @ Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 08:57
The point of this story,
the point of this song,
Is don't put your troops
where they don't belong.
Turns out, the "pre-emptive" invasion of the sovereign nation of Iraq was an act of naked imperialism. EACH and EVERY one of the reasons that the NeoCons gave us-the-People WHY the USA had to go to war have been proven FALSE, FALSE, FALSE.
I, for one, will not allow those same warmongrels to tell us more lies so they can salvage their reputations. The 2003 Iraq invasion was not "a mistake". It was an intentional, purposeful, and UNLAWFUL act of aggression. Cheney, Rice, Wolfowitz, Krystol, Rumsfeld, and oh yeah, the Dismal W, should ALL be serving prison sentences in the Hague right now.
Those corrupt, lyin' sombitches fooled us once, and Shame on them.
. . . Now they're trying for a second time.
Most of us have longer memories and longer attention spans than the TEA/GOP base has. We won't get hoodooed again.
[quote][b]TMKvetch[/b] - @Apox: 40% of Democratic House members and 42% or Democratic Senators voted in favor of this war as well...however, please don't let a few inconvenient facts get in the way of your sad, pathetic, and morally bankrupt partisan rant.
The Democrats had to rely on the misinformation given to them by the dys-administration of Bush/Cheney. History has shown that the NeoCon warmongrels LIED THROUGH THEIR TEETH to to "manufacture consent" of the American People in their run up to war.
Check your facts - those mendacious, discredited, lyin' war profiteers are lyin' AGAIN.posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 17:48
Folks, if you examine the candidates' platforms, you can see WHY they're showing "Negative Ads". - Negativity is ALL they got. In 2014, the TEA/GOP is a politically bankrupt party. They offer *nothing* to help the American working men and women. All they got is Spite, Spin, and Spitballs.posted @ Friday, June 20, 2014 - 17:14
Yeah, the meat-headed, draft-dodging, NeoCon chicken hawks from 2001-2003 are real bellicose when it comes to sending *other parents'* children off to war.
Vice President Darth Cheney's Halliburton made $39.5 billion ($39,500,000,000) from the war.
WHY do you think this corrupt, lying SOB wants to re-send America's youth to fight and die in the Middle East? Is it Patriotism or is it Profit?
Honor the Dead.
Heal the Wounded.
END. THE. WAR!
[quote][b]Kwijibo Junior[/b] -
Were I to believe in conspiracies, I'd wonder if those folks were in fact planted by opponents of open carry laws. But, sadly, I'm sure they're just regular fringe outliers, like we get on both sides of any issue.
. . . One main difference being that the "fringe" liberals don't go around murdering people in cold blood.
Another difference is that "fringe" conservatives make up about 90% of the TEA/GOP.posted @ Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 14:13
I know it's only Rock 'N Roll but I like it, like it, yes, I doposted @ Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 23:28
I know, it's only Rock-n-Roll, but I like it, Like it, yes I do!posted @ Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 14:20
America has a host of urgent, immediate, problems to face, e.g., Climate Change, joblessness, women's reproductive rights, homelessness, the Bush/Obama Perma-War Against the Middle East, the fact that the main driver of the US Economy is WAR, the health care coverage crisis, the wealth chasm, rampant ammosexuality and the NRA Agenda, to name a few.
AND YET, the jack-booted feces-flingers @ FAUXNews can only SCREAM about an inconsequential POW exchange.
AND SADLY, the other members of the corporate-owned MSM take their talking points from FAUXNews, and thus the national discourse is diverted from the things that matter, to FAUXNews 24/7 eternal attack on the US President.
The U.S. "Fourth Estate" is pathetic. These so-called "Journalists" are not truth-seekers, they are merely overpaid corporate stenographers.posted @ Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 13:02
Summary: Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. Fun facts: The first-ever Oscar ceremony, held in 1929, ran a brisk 15 minutes. By contrast, the longest was in 2002, clocking in at a monstrous 4 hours and change. As usual, there are things I loved about it and things I didn't. Rather than be snarky or complain, I'll offer a few suggestions on how the organizers might bring the show into the 21st century. First, a few thoughts on the winners: read more
Athens-Clarke County police officers responded to Pinewood Estates North on a 911 call concerning a heated domestic dispute. it reportedly was an argument over the lack of heat and food in a family's trailer and a woman was threatening to stab anyone who tried to take away her 7-month-old child. State patrol responded also, from their post nearby on U.S. Highway 29 North. The situation apparently was resolved. An officer reported he was driving the woman and infant to another home in Athens. read more