I know what a lot of you think you heard from John McCain last night about the government buying bad mortgages and all that. And in a way, it kinda sorta sounded like an idea Barack Obama had earlier, and that Congress included in its final bailout package last week.
Just to make clear, what you’re seeing all over the country is the far right in this country being forced back to the fringes of political discourse in this country, which is where they belong, and progressives and real conservatives taking back the country. This is not just people wanting
This is the first of a small trickle of these types of stories, that is likely to turn to a flood sometime just after January 20. Apparently, a Houston security company, United States Protection and Investigations, has been indicted and charged with conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud, and three
If you ever doubted that today’s incarnation of the Republican Party is a bunch of humorless, authoritarian tools, check out what they’re whining about in Pennsylvania. Apparently, during the Pennsylvania primary last spring, a woman was walking into a polling place wearing an Obama t-shirt, and she was told by
Dontcha just love how the "law and order" Republican Party drops any pretense to "law and order" whenever it might mean actual law and order might put their ass in the proverbial sling? Today, six Republican lawmakers in Alaska filed an appeal, asking the state Supreme Court to — and
Today, we saw a major reason why we have to get rid of the current incarnation of the Republican Party, and do so thoroughly and quickly. They’re the biggest bunch of pussies on the face of the earth. When asked why he failed to get a majority of Republicans to
You know, one of the greatest frustrations in being somewhat liberal is the tendency for others of my ideological ilk to demonize individuals, and to focus on specific people as "the problem." Our economy is damn close to a total meltdown, and we’re closer to being a Third World country
Why is everyone going ga-ga over Scott McClellan’s revelations that George W. Bush and his administration suck? Are the rest of us becoming like the right wingers, where we have so little faith in our opinions that we need validation from others to even have them? McClellan has written a
We’ve all see this before, of course… In yet another poll, Bush’s approvals take a nosedive. Today’s Washington Post contains an article touting Bush’s now-lower approval rating. Nothing new, of course. but I’m always curious as to why the number is always so high. In this case, 31% of respondents
The kind of thing I read in this morning’s Washington Post makes you wonder if John McCain’s psychology isn’t such that every time he does something good, he follows it up with something bad, just to even things out, and make sure he can still be a member of the
There is an excellent but ultimately very disturbing article in this morning’s New York Times which deserves a look. It demonstrates two things; it shows that the Bush Administration has been actively propagandizing to its very own people, which is disturbing enough. But it also demonstrates the extent to which
So how about this whole "Party of Values" label the Republicans have handed themselves? Isn’t that a hoot? How about the whole "I’m more Christian than you!" tone the right wing has celebrated for years? You evangelicals who worship at the feet of these idiots; do you feel duped yet?
I cut the taxes on everybody. I didn’t cut them. The Congress cut them. I asked them to cut them. –George W. Bush, Washington, DC, 08/06/2004 The next time a Bush fan tells you how much they cut everyone’s taxes, remember this story… From: After Foreclosure, a Big
Of course, republicans aren’t just dropping like flies through attrition. there is also the corruption component. Uncle Ted Stevens is just the latest in a long line of sleazy Republicans who thinks his job entitles him to a little extra "welfare… From: Feds eye polar contract in Stevens probe on
Here’s yet another example of the Republican right wing legacy — rich developers using tax money meant to help Katrina victims rebuild, to build luxury condos near the University of Alabama, which isn’t really all that close to the Gulf Coast. From: Katrina Aid Goes Toward Football Condos – The
Check this out! The Republicans want to pass a bigoted bill that would violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, so that they can appeal to their gullible wingnut base. There is no other reason to pass such a bill, because they know it’ll end up dead in court somewhere.
Is it a prerequisite to becoming a Republican politician that you have to promise to use whichever office you hold for personal gain? Seriously, folks; even the technically "not crooked" Republicans are all about funneling your tax money to rich people who don’t need it. Yes, I know… members of
The only thing worse than paying for things you don’t want, is paying for them twice… From: Energy Bill Aids the Expansion Plans of Atomic Power Plants – New York Times. A one-sentence provision buried in the Senate’s recently passed energy bill, inserted without debate at the urging of the
Capitol Hill Police and the Fraternal Order of Police have demonstrated a double standard when it comes to how they treat Congresspeople who show them disrespect. See, Rep. Chris Shays — one of those chickenshit Republicans who has taken a stand against the Iraq occupation (it’s NOT a war!), but