Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli: The Wannabe Governor of Virginia

by Sunnyjane

Yo, Cooch! Virginia has no interest in your brand of liberty

It is frightening that the concepts of liberty and freedom to politicians of the far-right-wing variety are delivered to Americans as repressive and regressive legislation.  And yet, like a Confederate soldier bobble-head doll on the dashboard of a white-trash Tea Partier's pickup, their authoritarian followers bob their fat gray heads up and down and continue to revere and support them to the nth degree.

The Democrats giveth and the Tea Party Republicans taketh away.  And so it will be in the Commonwealth of Virginia if the Old Dominion's voters stay away from the polls on November 5th and Ken Cuccinelli becomes our governor.  Our beautiful dogwood trees will weep.

Virginia Women's Worst Nightmare

If Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli had his way, he'd shove a transvaginal probe so far up a woman's vagina that it would tickle her tonsils.  And then, in accordance with the ALEC pro-life bill that is making the rounds of all the GOP governors in the country, he'd try to convince her it was because he was so concerned about her health.

That the transvaginal probe piece of this regressive bill didn't make it into the final legislation has not discouraged Cuccinelli from continuing his battle to make a woman's right to choose what is best for her own health more difficult to impossible.  He badgered the wusses at the Virginia Department of Health into passing a set of abortion clinic building requirements that will most likely shut down most of the centers in the state.  And, naturally, he's against all forms of conception control that would actually reduce the need for abortions. 

While supporting legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood of Virginia, Cuccinelli has made his position very clear.  In his own words, he has said that the ultimate goal is to make abortion disappear in America and make people want it that way.  Cooch also is a strong believer in a personhood bill because it's a scientific reality that life begins at conception.  

Further proof that Ken Cuccinelli cares nothing about women is that fact that he was one of only three state attorneys general in the U.S. who refused to support the Violence Against Women Act -- the other two were Alabama and Alaska.  When questioned as to why he refused to support VAWA, his staff responded with something that sounded an awful lot like the Wasilla Wingnut's word salad:  We have a strict policy of not signing onto any letters of support for federal bills that can still be amended to something that the commonwealth ultimately wouldn't support.  Previously, bills have been amended against the commonwealth's wishes, yet our original support was used to help pass the very legislation we were opposed to.  

When he was asked recently by U.S. News how he planned to appeal to the women of Virginia, Cooch actually had the guts to say, I’m a person who appeals to women with a variety of issues ... I’ve worked to improve mental health and worked to help the mentally ill for over a decade and a half, including when I was in the legislature. Women’s issues are everything women care about. And I have an awful lot of issues that I appeal to women on, just as a natural course.  Huh?  From this, are Virginians to assume that all women in the state have mental problems?

I'll  show you a mental problem:

So against women is the current Attorney General that the Seal of Virginia makes him highly uncomfortable.  I guess it's a little too, um, titillating, eh?  Forget that it's classic art depicting Virtue over Tyranny.  Cooch thought it would be a good idea to cover that bare breast, like so...      

...with a freaking breastplate, for crying out loud!  After he was roundly ridiculed for this stupid act, he tried to pass it off as having all been a joke.  Riiiight.   That's exactly why a supporting group had all these dandy lapel buttons made up to Cooch's precise specifications.

Well, There's Science and Then There's Not Science

Alert readers will remember that upthread Cuccinelli declared that it's a scientific reality that life begins at conception.  Turns out that Cooch likes his belief in science to be somewhat, um, flexible.  As an alumnus of the University of Virginia, one would think this carpetbagger from New Jersey (no insult to New Jersey intended) would have learned that UVA, like all good institutions of higher learning, fiercely protects its professors' unfettered freedom to conduct study and research.

Maybe he had problems with the liberal environment and diverse culture at Mr. Jefferson's University -- I dunno -- but he has attacked UVA on two different issues, almost simultaneously.   Shortly after he was sworn into office, he went after Prof. Michael Mann's emails with climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UK) that had been hacked and made public during his research on how dirty fuel affected climate change.  Briefly, the climate-science-denying Cooch wanted those emails because they were said to verify that Mann had skewed the research.  The Attorney General demanded documentation from the University of Virginia, which told him to go pound sand.  The National Science Foundation did a detailed investigation and exonerated the professor of charges of scientific misconduct.  

So Cuccinelli went to court and here's what happened: Cuccinelli’s demand sparked widespread academic condemnation and was denied in August 2010 by a judge for failure to state sufficient cause. Cuccinelli tried to re-open his case by issuing a revised subpoena and appealed the case to the Virginia Supreme Court. The case was defended by UVA, and the court ruled that Cuccinelli did not have the authority to make these demands. The decision, seen as supporting academic freedom, was welcomed by the Union of Concerned Scientists. 
Why would Ken Cuccinelli -- who is such a believer in science when in involves contraception -- try to discredit scientific research on how dirty fuels cause disastrous climate change?  He has to, you see, because he's a Koch-sucking puppet and they've been financing his political campaigns, including to the tune of $2 million for his 2013 gubernatorial campaign.  Makes sense now, doesn't it?

Cuccinelli sent a letter to UVA stating that it could not have a policy that prohibited discrimination against students, faculty, and employees based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or like classification… because such a ban did not comply with state law and public policy.  In other words, Discriminate against gays and lesbians if you want to!   Not so fast, said the ACLU of Virginia, which sent their own letter to all colleges and universities in the Commonwealth telling them to ignore the Attorney General and stating, Regardless of state law or policy, not only should universities prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, but they are required to do so under the U.S. Constitution.  Take THAT, Cooch!

But the AG wasn't finished messing around with what Virginians do in their bedrooms with another consenting adult.  So obsessed with sex is this man that he's tried several times to get a ruling that would uphold Virginia's moldering anti-sodomy law.  After losing two appeals -- and after the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional -- perhaps it's the last we've heard of that

Or, perhaps the ALEC bill-mill can come up with anti-gay legislation similar to the one Zimbabwe's president is proposing: If you take men and lock them in a house for five years and tell them to come up with two children and they fail to do that, then we will chop off their heads.  That solution would suit Cooch very well, I'll wager.
A Quick Look at Other Cooch Kookiness 

Why is the Attorney General of Virginia one of Orly Taitz's Friends?
Has Cuccinelli advised Orly Taitz in her quest to prove that Barack Obama is not a U.S. citizen and, therefore, not legally the President?  In my opinion, it's highly likely, based on the response he gave an attendee at one of his 2009 campaign stops.  When he was asked, What can we do about Obama and the birth certificate thing?, Cooch responded with a thorough answer that included the exact legal criteria that would have to be met, ...under Rule 11, Federal Rule 11, we gotta have proof of it.  He concluded with:  ...someone is going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place B, wherever that is. You know, the speculation is Kenya. And that doesn't seem beyond the realm of possibility.

What?!  Obamacare is Constitutional?
After the Affordable Healthcare Act became law in 2010, Ken Cuccinelli went on a campaign to kill it in the state of Virginia.  He was damn proud to become the state attorney general who was going to destroy the dreaded Obamacare!  Instead, however, he got his ass kicked when the appeals court ruled that he didn't have a legal right to sue over the law's requirement that most people buy insurance.  The court vacated a lower court’s ruling in the case and instructed the lower court to dismiss the suit.  Dontcha just hate it when that happens?  Heh.

Adding insult to injury, of course, was the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in July 2012 declaring that the Act was Constitutional.

So How's the Campaign Goin' for Ya There, Cooch?

You're really gonna vote for  fool like me?  Give me some money!

Cuccinelli has spent his entire term as Attorney General trying to legislate Virginians' morals, take away their social and entitlement programs, and restrict their right to vote.  The good news is, liberals and moderates are not the only ones who are fed up with his Gestapo tactics on these issues instead of focusing on jobs, energy, and Virginia's woebegone infrastructure.

Republican business leaders have become exasperated with Cooch's lack of attention to the real issues just four months before the election, and are venting their frustration both privately and publicly. One historically large Republican donor has already contributed $25,000 to Cuccinelli's opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, summing up the feelings of many business leaders: Mr. Cuccinelli’s very hard stance on some of the social issues is a concern for me.  I believe personally in a woman’s right to choose, but I also think from an economic development standpoint, we’re trying to attract businesses from other areas of the country, and we’re telling women that we’re going to regulate the way that they run their life? I just don’t think we can be exclusionary when it comes to women and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals.

The Democratic Ticket for 2013

Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, and Mark Herring are running for Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, respectively.  The most important thing to know about this team is that they are the exact opposite of the Republican Ticket!

Speaking of which...


 Ken Cuccinelli, E. W. Jackson, and Mark Obenshein -- the most socially far-right extremist ticket in the history of the Commonwealth

These restrictive, extremist Republican agendas are not peculiar to Virginia, of course; it is happening nationwide.  Republican candidates for governor have proven that they cannot be trusted -- for example, Gov. Pat McGrory of North Carolina who promised he would not sign new abortion legislation and then signed the most restrictive pro-life bill in the country.

The only solution is to keep these people OUT of politics.  It's mandatory that we do so.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sarah Palin tries to rewrite history, claims she was "banned" from talking about Bill Ayers - The truth: She and John McCain continued to talk about Barack Obama's supposed "association" to Bill Ayers right to the end of the 2008 campaign

The 2008 presidential campaign: Simply unforgettable

By Patrick

"Facts" have never been Sarah Palin's strong point as they tend to collide with Sarah's version of reality. This became apparent during the infamous "2008 McCain/Palin campaign", when millions of voters were severely turned off by Sarah's arrogance, her ignorance as well as her inability to acknowledge facts. Her unwillingness to accept facts for example caused massive infighting within the McCain/Palin campaign when Sarah denied the undeniable: That Todd was a registered member of the secessionist, anti-American Alaska Independence Party (AIP) from 1995 to 2002.

It is hard for Sarah Palin to let go. It seems virtually impossible for her. The 2008 campaign seems to have been the defining moment of her life. She is the victim. She has to set the record straight. She should have won, not that black man. Because the victory was taken from her, in her view unfairly, she still has to be regarded as "undefeated."

We had the "pleasure" to receive insights into Sarah Palin's muddled mind over and over again, during the years that followed after her fateful campaign in 2008. The recent interview on Fox News with Greta Van Susteren is now another insight into the mind of a woman who is only concerned about herself, and who desperately wants reality to fit her own version of events, the version she needs to justify the claim that she is a victim. Unfortunately for Sarah, it does not work.

In the interview with Greta on Friday night, Sarah Palin claimed that she had been "banned" by the McCain campaign from talking about Bill Ayers and Reverend Wright. Apparently Sarah truly believes that her 2008 trainwreck campaign could have been salvaged if she only had been talking more about Obama's "associations."


The problem with Sarah Palin's version of events is this: In reality Sarah Palin repeatedly talked Bill Ayers right up until the end of the campaign, and in doing so had the approval of John McCain, as can easily be proven from video clips from 2008. Not that this would stop Sarah Palin to create her own version of reality, of course.

One of the most striking clips in this respect is an interview that Palin and McCain together gave to Sean Hannity on Fox News, the day after the vice-presidential debate. Here Sarah Palin again talks extensively about Bill Ayers, as she had done numerous times during the campaign, and John McCain during the interview with Hannity fully supports her, and actually says in the interview that "this needs to be talked about more" and "needs to be vetted out."


A short while later in October 2008, John McCain appeared on Letterman and he again discusses with Letterman Palin's claim that Obama "pals around with terrorists", and John McCain seems to be very happy to talk about Bill Ayers. Letterman then confronts John McCain with his own connection to convicted Watergate-burglar, Nixon's "plumber" and extreme right-winger Gordon Liddy, which makes John McCain wonderfully uncomfortable for a moment. A real highlight of the 2008 campaign in my opinion.


There are a number videos of Sarah Palin available in which she talks about Bill Ayers during the 2008 campaign, they all can be found with a simple youtube-search.

One of the most infamous clips is this one, in which Palin claims that Barack Obama is "paling around with terrorists", and says about Obama: "This is not a man who sees America as you and I see America."

Well, Sarah, the voters heard you. As a result, they rejected you. Get over it.

While watching videos from the 2008 campaign, it is amazing to see yet again how incredibly arrogant Sarah Palin came across back then. It is more than apparent that she felt far superior to the black man they were running against, and therefore it should probably come as no surprise that Sarah Palin is unable to cope with her "trauma." Her lack of self-awareness and her disconnect from reality is staggering. She truly is insane.

Furthermore, Sarah Palin also has no business lecturing anyone about his or her "associations." She herself just recently proved that she is not picky regarding who she is dealing with, when she was a keynote speaker for the "Faith and Freedom Coalition." This group was founded in 2009 by disgraced "Christian" leader Ralph E. Reed, who several years ago scammed an Indian tribe with convicted former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, accepting millions of dollars for his "services." It was like a little miracle that Reed himself escaped prosecution. Sarah Palin was of course very happy to accept her usual hefty speaking fee from Reed, and also gave him a personal interview, in which she praised his group.

But most importantly for Sarah, (some) people are now talking about Bill Ayers again. Revenge is sweet, isn't it. SHE should have won this election! God wanted HER to be the winner!

As far as Palin's eternal "lust for revenge" is concerned, I often have to come back to the stunningly accurate and frank article by Alaska Conservative Dan Fagan, who in 2009 explained what really drives the crazy mind of Sarah Palin:

Yes I do believe Sarah Palin has a dark soul. A soul obsessed with her image. A soul focused on hurting others. Sarah Palin’s book reveals her as someone unwilling, unable, incapable of living a life of forgiveness. She is a grudge carrier. Settling scores drive her and she is hell bent on revenge, payback, getting even. (...)

She has no self-control when it comes to letting things go. She must settle the score. She must. She Will! Revenge has become the work and calling of her life. Maybe it always has been. It’s clearly what drives her now. Her cutthroat attacks on others will be her downfall. Her inability to control her desire to hurt those who hurt her will end up in the end discrediting her as a leader, as a person.

Wise words. Sarah Palin will never stop in her quest to become the eternal victim, ever. After all, she is "undefeated."



I even found another clip of Sarah Palin talking together with John McCain about Bill Ayers, this time together in an interview on NBC, from October 23, 2008!

The selective memory of Sarah Palin just is beyond belief.




Why do I even bother with this mentally insane woman, who doesn't need a TV-contract, but a very, very good psychiatrist?

Believe it or not, but the McCain/Palin campaign even created a TV-advert about the supposed Obama-Bill Ayers connection!




Just because we have so much fun today, here is the full McCain-campaign advert about Bill Ayers, which is still available on his youtube-channel:

Friday, July 26, 2013

Tea Party "Favorites" and Other Meaningless Phrases

 by Ebbtide

Staying with the Through the Looking Glass theme of my last post, it’s time to move on to the (Mad Hatter’s) Tea Party, with a little bit of Humpty Dumpty thrown in for good measure.

What's in a word?

 - definition

NOUN American English pronunciation: favorite 
1.     1
1a the person or thing that you like best 
I generally think that # 1a is the most commonly used, as in “my favorite book/movie/song.” Even for banal choices such as “favorite flavor of ice cream” it usually comes down to one that your prefer above all others.

It was “My Favorite Martian,” not my favorite hundreds of Martians. “My Favorite Year” was about a single year, not a compilation of many years in which something mildly amusing happened.
Even Julie Andrews narrowed her favorite “things” down to a few.

When it comes to the Tea Party, anyone who has ever spewed a loony rightwing word or two is considered a favorite—for example, the following have been described as “Tea Party Favorite”

            Michele Bachmann
            Christine O’Donnell
            Rand Paul
            Ted Cruz
            Some unknown guy who’s going to run against Mitch McConnell
            Joe Miller
            Sarah Palin
            Jason Smith
            Rick Scott
            Marco Rubio
            Allen West
            Steve King
            Newt Gingrich
            Tim Scott
            Richard Mourdock
            Herman Cain
            Darrell Issa

And that’s just from the first 3 pages out of 3,150,000 hits for “Tea Party favorite” on Google.

In the words of Inigo Montoya

Or, in more Tea Party-type lingo: 

   "When I use a word," 
Humpty Dumpty
said, in rather a 
scornful tone, "it means
 just what I choose 
it to mean—
neither more nor less."

Who ARE You People?

So who really IS the Tea Party Favorite? Who’s their BFF? Let’s rate them by the definitions of the Tea Party, shall we?

The Tea Party has been defined as partly conservative, partly libertarian and partly populist. (Oops—I’m sensing we’re going to have a problem here, as many of the teabaggers would probably have a hard time even defining those terms, but I digress…)

A Bloomberg National Poll of adults 18 and over showed that 40% of Tea Party supporters are 55 or older, compared with 32% of all poll respondents; 79% are white, 61% are men and 44% identify as "born-again Christians" compared with 75%, 48.5%, and 34% for the general population, respectively.


So let’s rate them by what they’re for and against. I guess we’ll start with AGAINST, as there seems to be more of a pattern there. 

They’re against:

Taxes—well, that’s a 9 bazillion way tie—they’re all against taxes of pretty much any kind

Amnesty for any immigrants—I’ll have to give this one to Steve King for his latest comment on Dreamers. (This guy's photo should be in the dictionary next to "repulsive" for many reasons.)
"For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds — and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
Healthcare reform—another multi-favorite tie (Palin gets an extra point for that old “death panels” chestnut.)

Climate change action—they pretty much all deny it, And I was going to give this one to “one-el” Michele Bachmann who argued that man-made global warming doesn’t make sense because carbon dioxide is found in nature, but I think Rubio edged her out with “The government can’t change the weather” quote, indicating that he doesn’t even understand the difference between climate and weather. (GO MARCO)

 Agenda 21, gays, “creeping” Sharia—gotta give a hat trick here to Ted Cruz, who is nuttier than a fruitcake and pretty much shows it every day.

“Entitlement” spending (or really, any spending that doesn’t put money directly into their or their corporate overlords’ pockets.)—Hmm, not really that close. I’ll give this one to Steve Fincher (R-TN) who, when talking about food stamps in the Ag Bill (oh, he’s against them) managed to combine Jesus AND hypocrisy in one fell swoop when he said,

"The role of citizens, of Christians, of humanity is to take care of each other," the congressman concedes, but quickly adds "not for Washington to steal from those in the country and give to others in the country."
Fincher and his family have received about $8.9 million in cotton subsidies over the last 10 years, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The average monthly Food stamp benefit, by contrast, is $287. He’s the second largest recipient of farm subsidies in Congress and wants to increase federal crop insurance by $9 billion over the next 10 years.

Oh good grief—they even hate manatees! (can’t award points on this one—it’s a bunch of Florida crazies who say things like "We cannot elevate nature above people," explained Edna Mattos, 63, leader of the Citrus County Tea Party Patriots, in an interview. "That's against the Bible and the Bill of Rights." (huh? where the hell is that in the Bill of Rights? And the Sierra club has page after page about how God was a big fan of nature and stewardship and all, Ms. Mattos!)  

She ties it all neatly back to AGENDA 21!!!!, so on second thought, I’ll give some points to Ted Cruz and hey, Rick Scott—why not, it’s Floriduh, right?

Foreign policy? They’re all over the map (no pun intended.) Some are hawks, some are chickenhawks, some are for foreign intervention everywhere, some are isolationists. All are strong believers in “American Exceptionalism,” whatever the hell that is, and most oppose “liberal internationalism” (whatever the hell THAT is.) No points awarded, as I can't follow their arguments, such as they are.

On to the positive side of the equation

(He seems nice)

They’re FOR right to work (which is really against workers, but again, I digress…), they love them some free markets, and of course, the Constitution.

Right to workLUAP NOR gets this one with his proud “I have a 100 percent right-to-work voting record” boast. But I have to give Nikki Haley a nod as runner-up for her ongoing effort to keep SC poor.

Free markets—This one goes to the men behind the curtains—those lovable Koch brothers, who never met a regulation they didn’t hate nor a way to exploit the country they didn’t love. (technically, the bros would win every category, but again, I digress...)

“In a study released this spring, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst’s Political Economy Research Institute named Koch Industries one of the top ten air polluters in the United States.…Indeed, the brothers have funded opposition campaigns against so many Obama Administration policies—from health-care reform to the economic-stimulus program—that, in political circles, their ideological network is known as the Kochtopus.” (NOTE: This whole article is fabulous. If you haven't read it, I recommend it.) 
The Constitution—considering that not many of them have Clue #1 what’s actually IN the Constitution, this was a tough call, but I’ll give it to Rand Paul for this gem:

“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so.” 

This is serious business, folks

OK--can't narrow it down to a favorite by analyzing their likes and dislikes, so let's look at how the Tea Party legislators represent the Tea Party in Congress. There’s the Tea Party Caucus, which is as confusing as most everything else about this gang.

The Tea Party Caucus in Congress was originally Rand Paul’s idea, but “one el” Michele Bachmann became its leader—oy. Some TPers weren’t all that happy about it, because it sorta kinda went against the whole “grassroots” thing (which the aptly named Dick Armey and the Koch brothers kinda put the kibosh on anyway, but I digress…)

 Here’s the irrepressible Michele’s description of the Caucus:
"We're not the mouthpiece. We are not taking the Tea Party and controlling it from Washington, D.C. We are also not here to vouch for the Tea Party or to vouch for any Tea Party organizations or to vouch for any individual people or actions, or billboards or signs or anything of the Tea Party. We are the receptacle."
Now THAT’S clear as mud, isn’t it?

The Caucus  was launched in July 2010, then sort of died out in 2012, and, as with everything else that symbolizes total confusion and an inability to form a coherent thought…

"From July 2012 to April 2013 the Tea Party Caucus neither met nor posted news on its webpage, leading observers to describe it as "dead," "inactive," and "defunct." In April 2013, Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina filed paperwork to create a new Tea Party Caucus, but found that Michele Bachmann intended to continue the caucus, starting with an event on April 25."

At one time, there were 66 members—as of January 2013, there were 49 in the House plus these ignoble Senators

Mike Lee (Utah)
Jerry Moran (Kansas)
Rand Paul (Kentucky)
Tim Scott (South Carolina)
Ted Cruz (Texas)

Oh, and remember that the Tea Party is NON-partisan; it’s just that every member of the Caucus (and pretty much the Tea Party in general) is a Republican. But I digress…

But Wait, There's More 

"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell played host to the Tea Party caucus on Tuesday, embracing a movement that for years the Washington Republican establishment was hesitant to warm up to. That seemed to change on Tuesday, as even Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was dragged into the gathering by activists.

"Nearly a quarter of the Senate Republican caucus as well as a larger faction of House Republicans huddled in the Strom Thurmond room, located near the office space of McConnell.

 “We’re all tea partiers now,” joked Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), who also attended Tuesday’s gathering."


So now what? Is Mitch McConnell going to be a new Tea Party Favorite? Or John McCain? Or has the word favorite simply lost all meaning and become mindless blather like the use of “common sense” (or the more rightwing version “commonsense”). Is it about to become extinct, like the dodo? (Or as CNN likes to call it “the dildo”)

As with all things Tea Party, it all makes very little absolutely no sense at all.

So again, we're having to "Go Ask Alice"

Who knew Alice was describing the Tea Party when she said:

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Signs of the Times

by Sunnyjane

Such has been the malaise, anxiety, disquiet, and resentment over the last week or so that I decided it might be a good idea for all of us to step back, breathe deeply, and...well, laugh a bit.  

These are in no particular order; I just chose ones that hit a chord -- for a variety of reasons with which we can all identify.  It isn't hard to figure that out. 

Readers are welcome to add their own signs in the comments.  Have fun!

Ain't the American Language Special?

If at first you don't SECEDE!, try spelling it correctly. 

Then feel free to take care of your own state without the pesky help from the federal government's protection that you so love to scorn.

Good luck, hear?

Now I think we can ALL agree that it's important to stay infromed.

After all, there cannot be much truth to a silly study showing that Fox News viewers know less than people who don't watch any news.  Can there?

Thanks, Fox, for keeping them dumb and ignorant and factually stunted.


I'm pretty sure the President has read the Constitution, but perhaps he does need a copy of the Consitution.  

Could you send him one, hon?  The address is  President Barack H. Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C.  20500.


Unfortunately, Mr. Mayor, you left out the P in exceptions.  Are you having a little problem spelling your own language?  I strongly suggest you LEARN IT.  Rather harsh criticism from a man whose parents were Polish immigrants who no doubt took quite a few years learning their adopted country's language.

Photo Credit: Tim Pierce

My goodness, son, why so much animosity toward taxis

I understand that Tea Party hearts and souls are against taxes, but if you actually intend to communicate that via hand-written statements, it might be a good idea to have MORE FUN learning to spell.

Just a suggestion.   You dig?

I don't know whether this guy is bragging or complaining, but at least he's spelled all ten words correctly.

My guess is he's damned proud of that statement and intends for this entire block to remain lily white.

Folks like these protesters have not come to the realization that white is the new minority.

Boy, are they in for a real shockaroonie, eh?


But that's just one reason she's an idiot.

Oh, those tiresome possessives vs. contractions.  They're just so hard.

And it's difficult to know where to put all those pesky punctuation marks, isn't it?

Time Out for Some Sanity

Naming Names, Politically Speaking

Thank you, Connecticut.  Apology accepted.

And speaking of Bush, this from 2006

2008 Republican campaign lawn sign

Some Lifeforms Should Not be Allowed to Reproduce

An excellent method for advertising one's stupidity.


Liberals are always willing to assist the disadvantaged.