Tag: Republicans

Bush still doesn’t have time for New Orleans

Dunno whether I should be surprised or not, but 17 months after it happend, President George W. Bush still doesn’t have time to talk about or help New Orleans (via Yahoo! News): In the president’s State of the Union speech last year, delivered just five months after the disaster, the devastation merited only 156 words out of more than 5,400. On Tuesday night, the president spoke for almost exactly as long before a joint sessionLearn More

Democrats have big lead after sex scandal

Yahoo! News has what may be the least surprising headline ever: Democrats have big lead after sex scandal: A ABC News/Washington Post poll found Democrats held a 54-41 percent lead in the congressional horse race among registered and likely voters, which ABC said was the biggest Democratic lead this close to election day in more than 20 years. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.  Representative Foley’s actions were bad, Speaker of the House Hastert’sLearn More

“When the walls / come crumbling down”

How much worse can things get for House Republicans right now? Mark Foley’s predilection for little boys would’ve seemed to have been a catastrophe. But instead, Foley’s pediophilia is just the tip of the iceberg. The Republican cover-up is turning out to be the true catastrophe for the House Republicans. One which they aren’t going to recover from. So just how bad is it? It looks like the coverup has been going on for threeLearn More

Open letter to Ted Harvey

After the disgusting behavior during the “debate” about illegal immigration during the special session here in Colorado, I was inspired to write the following letter to my local Representative, Ted Harvey: Mr. Harvey, As a resident in your district, I am shocked and embarrassed at your statements about illegal immigration. Your statement about Mexican gangas was bad enough. And your defense that you were just repeating something out of a newspaper article is not reallyLearn More

God I love Howard Dean!

How many different ways do I love Howard Dean? I dunno if I can list them all. But let me try starting with this quote: Dean said in Wednesday’s speech that Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson is “going to beat the pants off Katherine Harris, who didn’t understand that it is ethically improper to be the chairman of a campaign and count the votes at the same time. This is not Russia and she is notLearn More

Report: Women misled on abortion risks

This is absolutely disgusting, assuming that the report is accurate. According to Boston.com, a report by “Democrats on the House Government Reform Committee, women are being given false, alarmist information regarding abortion risks. From the article: Care Net, an umbrella group for evangelical pregnancy centers across the country, instructs its affiliates to tell callers there is a possibility that abortion can lead to greater risk of breast cancer, according to Molly Ford, an official withLearn More

Stem Cell Veto

I was planning on writing a massive rant on how horrible Bush’s veto of the stem cell research bill was, ‘til I saw this Daily Show clip where Jon Stewart skewers this much better than I ever could. So I’ll just link to that here instead: I still don’t understand how Bush can handle his own hipocracy. And the next time that someone says that an embry is a “human life,” I think I amLearn More

Quiz Show – Bob Beauprez

You knew this had to show up on YouTube eventually, right?

Congressman Pitts makes a bad situation worse…

Okay, try and stay with me on this one. In a June 14th hearing of the House Subcomittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, Congressman Joe Pitts, a Pennsylvanian Republican, made the following horrific statement: During the subcommittee’s period of opening remarks on June 14th, Pitts said, “It’s safe to say that a wealthy kid from the suburbs can play ‘Grand Theft Auto’ without turning to a life of crime, but a poor kid whoLearn More

Know what the hell you’re talking about, Senator…

Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens decided to prove to the entire world just how little he knows about the internet while he tried to justify his vote against a net neutrality bill: They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It’s not a truck.It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand those tubes can be filled and if theyLearn More

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