Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Who’s insulting women?

January 25, 2014

Once again, Garry Trudeau finds a gem:

“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it.”

Mike Huckabee

The stupid, it bu-u-u-urns.


Ryan rounding.

September 3, 2012

From Yahoo News:

Republican Paul Ryan now says he didn’t run a marathon in less than three hours as he claimed in a nationally broadcast interview.
. . . 
Ryan said he should have rounded his marathon time to four hours, not three.

So, it was just a rounding error. Of about twenty-five percent.

I hear he’s using the same math to do his budget.

Update: The actual error, using numbers I found here, is 29.53 percent.

The Rich win?

November 11, 2010

Well, not yet, but it’s apparently in the works.

According to the Huffington Post, the White House is prepared to cave on Tax Cuts for the Rich, despite the fact that the only way you can lose this battle is to give up.

That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week’s electoral defeat.

As Rachel Maddow said a couple of nights of ago,

The Bush tax cuts are set to expire at midnight on New Year’s Eve. What that means is that at no point will Republicans be controlling any house in Congress when a decision gets made on the Bush tax cuts. That decision has to be made while Republicans are still in the minority and Democrats are in control.

She then plays a clip of Eric Cantor saying that hopefully we’ll see the President ‘come to our direction,’ and replies with "I can understand why you want that, but why would he do that, exactly?"

Uh, because he’s a Democrat? And when was the last time a Democrat stood his ground?


January 6, 2010

From Doonesbury’s SAY WHAT?:

"To think that we can save the Constitution without God’s help when the government of the United States is corrupt is absurdity. We are in America’s second Revolutionary War to save our freedom, which we paid for with blood. We need God’s help and I’m not ashamed to ask for it."

— Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammel Is it irony that my first thought when I read something like this is "Jesus Fucking Christ?" Like the government is any more corrupt now that at anytime in the past 234 years? I would suggest that it is probably less corrupt (or on its way to being less corrupt) than it was during the Cheney/Halliburton reign. It is also safe to say that ‘God’ had significantly more influence in the Bush administration (weekly conference calls with Ted Haggard, anyone?) than in any other.