John and Ken have a problem liking "other" people
My phone rings.
It’s my (conservative) friend from Orange County, CA. She wants to know if I’m listening to the John and Ken show on KFI. Since I don’t listen to right-wingnut buffoons on the radio, I’m not.
“They’re down at that occupy thing in L.A. and they’re interviewing some clown going on and on about how there should be no landlords…”
About what I would expect from the conservative/libertarian loons of on-air personalities.
John and Ken hate the #Occupy movement. They repeat every slander and lie sent to them on the Repugnicans’ talking points list. John and Ken don’t understand how anyone could be mad at the FatCats, because the only thing wrong in America is Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and all those liberals screwing it up for the wealthy and powerful. Continue reading
"If those child don't get adequate nutrition they'll never be competitive in the workforce"- Rep. Jim Moran (D)
Quick: You’ve got ~$850 million dollars to spend. Your choices are:
- Fund a Federal program to feed over 200,000 low birth-weight children and their impoverished mothers for one year.
- Fund ONE WEEK of the tax cuts and loopholes for the FatCats created by the Bush Tax Cuts.
I know, easy. FatCats. All the way.
While I find it obvious that Herman Cain is auditioning for a FauxNews Prime-time slot and has no interest in becoming the President, his concept for a web-only* campaign ad is so bad it should have a permanent spot in the promo reel before the midnight movies.
…and you’ve got to love the smile. OK, maybe not.
“To the C students, I say you, too, can be president of the United States”
— George Bush, May 26, 2009
I like to think that Rick Perry, Cro-Magnon Governor of the Corporate State of Texas and a 2nd generation Birther, believes that GWB was directed at him and he got really, really pissed. I-hate-you Mitt Romney finger-pointing at a Repugnican debate pissed.
Today, Rick Perry wanted people to be discussing
Steve Forbes’ his brilliant suicide squeeze of a flat tax reverse-Robin Hood give-away to the FatCats and Corporations. And I was ready to bite, chew and spit that plan all over his free-for-favors cowboy boots, I really was.
Then he gave an interview where he doubled down on the Birther talk, showing how clumsy he is with subtlety, not agreeing with the comments about birth certificates and the “need to be thorough”, all the while spreading the lies and bigotry.
And, then I understood. He’s done. Continue reading
What’s the best response to that (clinically) wacky ‘ol Ahmadinejad showing up at the U.N. and dumping all kinds of crazy on the General Assembly?
1. Show up, knowing he’s going to try to insult you and get you to walk out of the chamber?
2. Do like a third of the other countries and just skip it, even though it’s probably more entertaining than half of what’s playing on Broadway that day?
3. Show up, listen and take the hit for the big, confident country you represent?
The worst thing you could do – and what our diplomats choose to do every year he speaks – is to send some 3rd level seat warmers to sit for 2 minutes, wait for the first shot over the bow, then huff-and-puff and walk towards the exit the longest distance from their seats. Continue reading