Saturday, June 30, 2012

Local Tea Party Founder Wishes Colon Cancer And Pain On The 5 Supreme Court Judges That Upheld The Affordable Care Act

The tea baggers are nothing if not classy.

Mike Malzone, the founder of the Merrimack Tea Party, said on a Facebook post reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on health care, "I hope the (5 supremes) get colon cancer."

The post received 33 "likes" from Malzone's like minded friends.

One day after posting the message Malzone doubled down and said he stood by what he said. He did clarify that he didn't want anyone to die, and the colon cancer reference was more to make a point that he wants them to feel the pain being inflicted on Americans being overburdened by taxes.

Not much news here just an interesting peek into the psyche of the Tea Party enthusiasts.

• Side Note: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who joined the majority opinion, was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1999 and had pancreatic cancer ten years later.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act

In a historic majority 5-4 opinion The Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the signature domestic policy achievement of President Barack Obama's administration, the Affordable Care Act.

Just to blow your mind it was Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the liberal justices and writing the majority opinion. Yeah, the guy George W. Bush put in there!

It is a resounding victory and a blow for justice for those that will have access to health care in the future!

Damn I would like to spike the football and celebrate in the end zone but I was told not to....

Like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor today, "Our Supreme Court has spoken. The matter is settled. It's time for Republicans to stop fighting yesterday's battles."

In other word "SUCK IT!"

OK a little spike....

Holder Held In Contempt Of Congress

The House of Representatives has voted to hold the U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress by a vote of 255-67....

I guess when the NRA is blackmailing you by saying they will grade you by your vote it shows the true cowardice of the lemmings we elect.

You see the NRA had announced that it will score the vote on contempt, meaning that today's contempt vote will be included in determining the grade that each member of Congress receives from the organization.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Truth About The Lies About The Fake Scandal Named "FAST AND FURIOUS"

This is for anyone confused about the "Fast And Furious" investigation and/or anyone who thinks U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder allowed guns that killed a U.S. border patrol agent to be sold to a Mexican drug cartel... Here is the truth about the lies.

A Fortune Magazine investigation reveal today that the ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Instead the report shows that five law-enforcement agents directly involved in "Fast and Furious" tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. The six month Fortune investigation then says that in fact The ATF tried to stop this flow guns and/or seized weapons whenever they could but were handcuffed by uncooperative prosecutors and weak gun laws.

While it is true the guns used by Mexican bandits to attack an elite U.S. Border Patrol unit and kill agent named Brian Terry were purchased by "Fast and Furious" suspects it is equally true that the agents weren't allowed to take back the guns or arrest the straw buyers that sold them to the Mexican bandits that used them!!!!

It turns out that Eric Holder's U.S. Attorney's office a list of 31 suspects they wanted to arrest, with 46 pages outlining their illegal acts but prosecutors claimed the agents had insufficient grounds to seize the guns or arrest the suspects.

Furthermore Fortune's investigation of 2,000 pages of confidential ATF documents and interviewed 39 people reveals that the public case alleging that either Eric holder, the U.S. Attorney's office or the ATF walked guns is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths, and even some outright lies.

All this has come to light today thanks to Fortunes investigation and still Rep. Darrell Issa and his fellow Republicans are still going through with the contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder tomorrow.

While it is all very confusing there is one thing I do know…. Every right winger, every conservative talking head, every dittohead, everyone on Fox News, every 2nd amendment nut, every whacko NRA idiot, every gun rights pandering GOP congressman and most of all Darrell Issa who drummed up this fake controversy and salivated like dogs at the prospect of holding the U.S. Attorney General in contempt owes the American people and Eric Holder one huge fucking apology!

In the Fortune article written by Katherine Eban I think the words that best sum up the "scandal" are these:
Irony abounds when it comes to the Fast and Furious scandal. But the ultimate irony is this: Republicans who support the National Rifle Association and its attempts to weaken gun laws are lambasting ATF agents for not seizing enough weapons—ones that, in this case, prosecutors deemed to be legal.
Nuff said.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

SCOTUS Guts Arizona's "Papers Please" Law

Today the Supreme Court delivered a partial victory in the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's aggressive immigration law.

The Court tossed out 3 or the 4 main provisions in the Arizona's SB 1070 or "Papers Please" law. The 3 parts that were ruled unconstitutional would have:
  • ...required all immigrants to carry immigration registration papers
  • ...allowed police to arrest anyone they suspected of being an illegal immigrant without having a warrant
  • ...made it a criminal offense for an illegal immigrant to look for or hold a job
The court upheld the so-called "show me your papers" requirement because it isn't in effect yet so it cannot yet be ruled unconstitutional.

The part of the law the court "upheld" would:
  • ...require police to check the immigration status of anyone they detain if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are here unlawfully
Additionally the court undercut the measure by prohibiting police from arresting people on minor immigration charges basically eviscerating this remaining measure.

In total this was a bad day if you are worked for Fox News, are an Arizona racist or are the delusional Jan Brewer.

Speaking of the delusional Jan Brewer, here is a video of her claiming victory today after the court's ruling against her beloved SB 1070...

She's zany and gives me the willies!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Oversight Committee Votes To Hold Eric Holder In Contempt... Fox News Acts As Expected

Attorney General Eric Holder facing full House contempt vote.... Fox news viewers collectively orgasm.

Cowardly Republicams Remain Silent In The Shadow Of Falling Gas Prices

As recently as last month the Republicans were claiming President Barack Obama was solely to blame for the rising gas prices around the world. Fox News went so far as to say that Obama engineered the hike in gas prices from the very beginning of this presidency. They wept for the poor Keystone XL pipeline's demise. Pundits for the network bleated out that it was all a nefarious plan to get the country to switch to "green energy". They screeched that "Obama wants to see the price of a gallon of gasoline rise to the European level of $9 or $10" .
  • Newt Gingrich famously said “the American people have a right to demand $2.50 gas,” and that Obama's energy policies were "outrageously anti-American."
  • Rick Santorum said Obama's "radical environmentalist policies," were to blame for gasoline prices to near record highs and threaten to derail the economic recovery.
  • Mitt Romney said in an interview with Fox News, said he "absolutely" believes Mr. Obama is responsible for high gas prices, contending that "he has not pursued policies that convince the world that America is going to become energy secure, energy independent."
  • John Boehner blamed Obama and “radical environmental groups” for high gas prices and went as far as to claim that "gas prices could cost Obama the election"
  • Fox even ran a special named "Paying at the Pump" hosted bu Sarah Palin and Eric Boling in which Boling claimed to have the cure for high gas prices in a sealed envelope that he would reveal at some point in the broadcast. (I missed the airing of the special but I am assuming Obama immediately took Eric's top secret advice)
All this blather poured out of the Fox News machine when anyone with an iota of knowledge of the oil markets (I have exactly one iota by the way) knows that speculators artificially manipulate markets, by buying up oil, creating the perception of a shortage. It supply and demand slight of hand.

Well Funny thing has happened...

Gas prices have plummeted over the last several weeks. In fact oil has settled at a new low today as Crude tumbled below $80 a barrel for the first time since last fall in the light of falling global demand. See how that works everyone at Republicans/Fox News?

Anyway, you can call me an optimist but I am expecting the Republicans to send thank you wishes to President Obama for all the good work he has done in getting gas prices to drop all across the country...

They should be starting any time now...

Any minute...

Still waiting...

Maybe tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Republicans Keepin' It Classy!

Over the weekend The Montana Republican Party showcased a mock up of an outhouse bathroom with a sign on it proclaiming that it was "Obama's Presidential Library". The outhouse attraction was parked outside Missoula’s Hilton Garden Inn, where the convention took place.

Delegates lined up to take pictures with the outhouse sideshow which was apparently very amusing too them

Here is what they saw when they visited the hy-larious Republican attraction...
  • On the top on the entrance is a wood plank with the words "out house one" painted on it.
  • Scrawled on the wall in graffiti style is: “For a Good Time call 800-Michelle which is crossed out. Under that is the name "Hillary". This name is also crossed out which leads finally to the name Pelosi which is circled in red.
  • Inside the outhouse is a fake birth certificate for "Barack Hussein Obama" which is stamped “Bullshit because birthers need love too.
  • There are bullet holes painted on the attraction because gun violence directed at the president is always funny when you are at a Republican gathering.
State Republican Chairman Will Deschamps dismissed the outhouse saying “It’s not something I’m going to agonize over,” all the while claiming he had no idea who created the display.

Phrases like "toilet humor" "mind in the gutter" and "shit for brains" comes to mind when you see something like this but I am sure the Republicans just chalk it up to some good old fashioned "shit kicking fun"! You're an embarrassment.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Proves He Is Indeed A Lower Life Form With No Redeeming Value Whatsoever

On the same day that President Obama announced a policy that his administration would not deport young undocumented immigrants under certain circumstances, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office arrested a 6-year-old girl suspected of coming to America illegally.

For those of you that haven't heard of him Joe Arpaio is known mainly by his self appointed title of "The World's Toughest Sheriff" and also for his outstanding work as a "Birther" enthusiast.

Anyway, the world's toughest sheriff''s reason behind his decision to arrest a 6 year old was due to the fact that there were apparently still a few people in the US that didn't think he a complete and utter prick.

May I be the first to say "mission accomplished Joe"... Everyone now knows you are a huge steaming pile of walking human manure. Congrats douchebag!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Faith In The Basic Intelligence And Fairness Of The American People

A painfully funny comic commentary by Jeff Danziger

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Citizens United Rules Us All

Citizens United Rules Us All... The win by Republican Scott Walker in Wisconsin last night proves it.

Citizens United - Definition: The U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court eased restrictions on political and campaign spending by corporations and labor unions, ruling that such restrictions infringe upon the organizations' First Amendment free speech rights.

In other words corporations and unions are people and their money equals that persons free speech.

After last night's recall election win by Republican Scott Walker in Wisconsin it is abundantly clear that cooperate free speech (money) can and did buy the election.

Walkers union smashing agenda is so beloved by the wealthiest conservative that they backed him with every dime they had. The Koch brothers alone sank $3 Million into the race.

This is how it breaks down... Corporate billionaires donate mostly to Republicans and the unions donate mostly to Democrats. Walkers agenda was to decimate the unions therefore leaving the Democrats no way to combat the cash donations made to the Republicans. This is the Republican's end game.

To further prove the point all one has to do is look at what happened in Wisconsin. Walker dismantled the unions the second he took office. This in turn caused the union's numbers to dwindle and as a result so did their donations they make to the Democrats in that state. Essentially the Dems had no answer to the cash bomb dropped on the Republicans by their personal billionaire backers.

They outspent Walker's competition Democrat Tom Barrett by an 8 to 1 margin. $30.5 million to $3.9 million.

The result was a crushing defeat for the Democrat running against a Republican the people of that state wanted to recall just a year ago!

The right wing plutocrats now know they can win elections solely with their money.

They have their eyes on the prize in November. All they just have to do is drown the Presidential race with billions of dollars and the win is theirs.

Down with unions and up with Citizens United!

The GOP smells blood and they like it.

Bow down to our new cooperate overlords.

Or you could copy & paste: Support the Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United into your search engine.......

Republicans Vote Against Fair Pay For Women

A bill that would help close the vast pay gap between men and women…. what could be more American that that. In this country where women are still making 77 cents to every dollar that a man earns what twisted black souled grinch could possibly be against fair pay for women.

Quicker that you can say "We don't have a war against women" the Republicans sure enough voted against The Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate on Tuesday. The vote was 52-47, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to break a filibuster.

Not one Republican voted for it!

This leaves me to pose to you a few questions about the grand old party….
  • Are the Republicans just so ridiculously politically tone deaf that they thought they could get away with voting against this bill given their lack of support with American women.
  • Is it that they hate Barack Obama so much thy would vote against anything that he endorses?
  • Maybe it's just a vile political strategy of blocking anything on the presidents to do list so they can whine and rage that "Obama has no political achievements".
  • Could it be that they really just hate women?
Whatever the reason is the GOP have proven themselves again to be a twisted hateful bunch of scheming vermin. I hope women will remember this come election day.

What did I expect from the party that opposed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act!