Archive for the ‘Republicans’ category

Rep. Grayson gives a Constitution lesson

October 23, 2009

Alan Grayson, freshman Representative from a swing district in Florida, has emerged as a rising star within the national Democratic community due to his plainspoken “take no prisoners” comments on the House floor regarding health care reform.

This week Grayson shifted his attention to the U.S. Constitution, a document which certain GOP members do not seem be be familiar with, even though they (and all other members of Congress) swore an oath to “preserve, protect and defend” it. How GOP members expect to do those three vital things which they swore to do without having even a rudimentary familiarity with the foundational document of our government is baffling.

One does not have to be a Constitutional scholar to understand the basics of our system of government. Even grade-schoolers in this country learn about the separation of powers and the three branches of government. But perhaps the future GOPers were just too busy shooting spitwads at their fellow students when those lessons were being taught – or did they just sleep right through it? (more…)

Really bad romance novel writing

July 9, 2009

The romance novel genre has really taken a hit since Sanford and Ensign have hit the airwaves with their ravings. (more…)

Just the facts, please!

July 8, 2009

Facts are pesky things.  You ignore them at your peril, especially when  they are easily, er, fact-checked.

On Friday, July 3, 2009 Sarah Palin made the surprise announcement in a hastily called news conference that she was going to resign.  Since none of the faradiddle of reasons for quitting made the slightest bit of sense, there was a rush from reality-based commentators in both the MSM and the blogosphere to try to find some kind of rationale for Palin’s abrupt mid-term departure. (more…)

Palin Facing Criminal Probe?

July 4, 2009

In the wake of Sarah Palin’s resignation as governor of Alaska, here is a humorous take on a possible looming scandal from StevenD at BoomanTribune:    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2009/7/4/135319/1069

It’s murder most foul.

On a more serious note, there are rumors of a pending Federal criminal indictment — stories that Federal agents have been poking around the Matsu valley for the past three weeks (h/t  Shannyn Moore on MSNBC).  But the real details may be laid out in this post from Stef on DailyKos. http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/7/3/749721/-I-Think-Its-Housegate! (more…)

A familiar pattern emerges

November 3, 2008

So now we have a potentially embarrassing leak about the immigration status of Obama’s aunt in the final days of the long campaign.  Is this what Dick Cheney has been working on?  It cropped up just before he emerged from his bunker to endorse his good buddy John Sidney McCain III for President.  The only source for this kind of information is ICE and somebody high up in this administration had to winkle this information out and find a way to leak it to the mainstream media.

The pattern is familiar.  A leak of  sensitive information appears in a foreign newspaper and then is picked up by the U.S. media.  This is eerily reminiscent of the story about Saddam Hussein trying to get yellowcake uranium from Niger  that surfaced in an Italian newspaper in the run-up to the Iraq invasion.  The cover-up of that leak led to the outing of a CIA agent. (more…)

Is McCain fit to lead?

September 14, 2008

While the U.S. media focuses on debunking the ever-increasing pile of stinking lies, misinformation and half-truths spewing from the McCain campaign,  they seem to ignore the over-arching question of whether John Sidney McCain III is fit to lead the U.S. in the twenty-first century.  The media allows itself to be distracted with dicussions of whether Sarah Palin was a good choice because she “energized the Republican base” and obsesses about “lipstick on a pig.”

It takes a major newspaper across the Atlantic to ask the really big questions.  is John McCain fit to lead?  Furthermore, what does McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his VP running mate say about his fitness to lead the U.S. in the twenty-first century?  (more…)

‘Dear God: Don’t do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message’

August 31, 2008

Michael Moore pens an eloquent  plea about Hurricane Gustav.

An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson’s ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.

I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson’s prayers — except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Now, heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster AND right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don’t blame You, I know You’re angry that the Republicans tried to blame YOU for Katrina by calling it an “Act of God” — when the truth was that the hurricane itself caused few casualties in New Orleans. Over a thousand people died because of the mistakes and neglect caused by humans, not You. (more…)