Boehner is not the best liar…

It’s obvious that the GOP is willing to hold a gun to Lady Liberty’s head in order to subvert the democratic process, but there was at least some question as to whether or not they’d actually be able to pull the trigger.  Now there is no doubt.  The GOP is willing to tank our economy [Read More...]

Russia attempting to keep gays from adopting children.

When Russia passed its law against educating young people about LGBT issues, the reasoning was: “I think this is kind of an invented problem,” he said. “We don’t have a law banning non-traditional sexual relations, we have a different law. “It is the informational protection of the young generation. We want to prevent the young [Read More...]

Republican defends getting paid during shutdown with “I need my paycheck.”

Renee Ellmers (R-NC) is a member of the faction of Congress that has forced a government shutdown which has caused upwards of one million Americans to not get paid, all in an effort to undermine the political process and force changes to a law that has already been passed.  When asked about the irony of [Read More...]

Ted Cruz getting some pushback…from Republicans.

So this government shutdown…if Boehner would allow a straight vote on a clean budget bill, even in the Republican-controlled House they’d have the votes to pass it.  The government would then be funded and the GOP and Democrats could go back to talking about healthcare laws on their merits. But Beohner won’t allow that vote.  [Read More...]

Jon Stewart rakes GOP over government shutdown.

This is beautiful. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook For so many of the GOP’s talking points on the shutdown (that the ACA is a bill rather than a law, that it’s unconstitutional even after the SCOTUS upheld it) I can only quote Sam Harris: [Read More...]

Christoph Dollis gives us our daily dose of shutdown blues.

Yesterday I posted about how the GOP would be fired from Taco Bell and got this comment from Christoph Dollis: This post is nonsense. The members of congress were elected to exercise their best judgment, including when not to fund programs. Elections have consequences. They won – in the house. He’s right: the post sucked. [Read More...]

Affordable Care Act vs. Obamacare.

Jimmy Kimmel is a genius.  Your regular, everyday voters are not. Their vote counts just as much as yours. The lesson we learn: branding is important, content is not. [Read more...]

Republicans would be fired from Taco Bell.

I just made this as my facebook status and thought I’d share: The Republicans right now are essentially saying “Subvert the established political process for which we signed up, or we won’t do our jobs.” In what other job can you get away with that? When I worked at Taco Bell, if I had said [Read More...]

WWII veterans ain’t got time for no barricade.

Yesterday was the day a group of World War II veterans generally visit the WWII memorial in Washington DC.  But because the memorial is classified as a national park it was shut down.  This is what greeted the veterans: For some perspective, this is a group of people who stormed the beach at Normandy, and [Read More...]

Father on Republicans’ idea of negotiation and compromise.

I’ve already put down my thoughts on the government shutdown and the GOP’s charade, but father tied up the word play in use by the Republicans nicely in this one paragraph: The thing about “compromise” and “negotiations” as used here is the effort to create a false equivalency between GOP hostage-taking and Democratic officials who [Read More...]