The US government is so screwed up, it doesn’t seem to know which end is up. Washington has finally settled the debt ceiling, a short term budget, which end on January 15, and the debt ceiling ends on February 7.
For 16 days, a certain amount of federal employees didn’t get paid, national parks closed, but in those 16 days, both houses of Congress collected their pay checks. This is not right, and they should be ashamed of themselves, for accepting those checks.
Come next January, we’re supposed to go through with this bullshit again, and probably another three months after that.
It’s maddening at what goes on down in DC. It’s one big Dysfunctional Family, and many other foreign countries must be scratching their collective heads, at what the hell is going on.
The red arrows point to where the pins were made.
When President Obama stopped in at the Big Apple Pizza in Ft. Pierce, Florida, he was greeted with a hug and lifted up in the air by the owner, Scott Van Duzer. Because of what Duzer did, he is getting a lot of flack from the Republican crazies, who need to get a life, and stop acting like the pathetic assholes that they are.
Scott Van Duzer and President Obama, at the Big Apple Pizza, in Ft. Pierce, FL.
What made Bill Clinton make a statement, calling for the Bush era tax cuts be extended. Of course the orange coated John Boehner was all giddy, along with the other GOPers. Now the Obama White House is quite pissed about it, and I don’t blame them one bit, as Obama has been wanting the rich to pay more taxes.
According to a poll in nbcsports, Tim Tebow is the favorite among Republicans to run for President. But thing is he has to be 35 years old to run. Read more….
Karl Rove is at already at it, when he and his billionaire friends put TV attack ads, concerning Elizabeth Warren. What kind of dirt and lies can Rove come up with, when she’s an honest and very smart woman.
A Karl Rove-backed group has made the first major ad buy in the Massachusetts Senate contest between Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown, according to state Democratic sources. Few details are available on the buy, and Rove didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. The ad, said the sources, is an attack on Warren. Read more…
The voters in Maine told the Republicans that they wanted to keep same day voter registration, that has been a law since 1973. The Republican led legislature passed a law earlier this year, that all new voters, could only register two days before the election(s).
Maine voters have repealed a law requiring voters to enroll at least two days before an election, restoring a four-decade policy of allowing registrations as late as Election Day.
With 30 percent of Maine’s precincts reporting, the proposal to repeal the newly enacted two-day requirement was passed with 59 percent of the vote. Read more…
Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren, was a registered Republican, but changed to the Democratic Party.
Harvard Law Professor Elizabeth Warren, who is running for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts as a Democrat, revealed that she was a Republican until the 1980s, and she came out in strong support of the Occupy Wall Street protests in an interview The Daily Beast published Tuesday. Read more here…
What the hell has gone wrong, with the way people think? It was damn sickening to read, watch and hear the people in the audience at the Tea Party Republican Debate in Tampa. When CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Ron Paul the question; a person in the hospital that has no insurance, do you just let him die, and the nutty asshole Tea Baggers clapped and thought it was funny.
The same thing last week in Simi Valley, when Brian Williams pointed out that 234 people under Perry’s watch, have been executed including an innocent man in Texas, which leads the nation on the death penalty scorecard, again, the audience clapped, like it was a big joke.
Why isn’t the media calling out on these Bozos for the way they are acting. I’m sure if it was an all Democratic audience, and they clapped and hooted at their candidates, Fox News and Limbaugh would be all over it.
Politics was always dirty, but never this dirty.
Elizabeth Warren will announce she will run for the US Senate on Wednesday.
Look for the right-wingers to start spreading the lies about her.
I caught the last 20 minutes of Obama’s jobs speech, and from what I saw and gathered, he’s had enough of Congress’s bullshit. Now if the thick-headed Tea Party led Republicans got that heads out of the sand, and realize that the obstructions that they believe in come to a complete stop, and start doing the job they were elected to do, is to work for the people who put them in office, and not do the work for the big corporations, the banks and their millionaire & billionaire friends.
Watching John Boehner, it looked like he didn’t know whether to cry or shit is pants, or both. Whenever he applauded, it was half heartedley, like he it was a big bother to do it.
The Republicans are at it again for Obama taking a three day vacation or campaign stump in the Mid-West, but they say he should be in Washington instead.
So far, since Obama took office, he has taken 61 days off in 31 months in office. In the same amount of time, George W. Bush took 180 vacation days off to spend in Crawford, Texas, and Ronald Reagan 112 vacation days at his ranch in California
How soon the Republicans forget about their past presidents, but are quick to point out a when a Democratic president takes theirs.
The Koch Brothers have their finger prints all over the way they are ruining this country, and it needs to be stopped.
An election took place last fall in Virginia that didn’t garner national attention, but it should have – not for the candidates or issues – but for the giant pile of corporate cash manipulating events behind the scenes.
Richard Boucher, a then-28-year incumbent Democratic Congressman from the Ninth District – the longest – serving Congressman in that district since the Civil War – was surprisingly defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith. Read more
President Obama walked out of the Debt Ceiling meeting, as Eric Cantor was being very rude. It was reported that Cantor interrupted Obama three times, while the President was wrapping things up. Canto claims that Obama stormed out, but Nancy Pelosi says that is not true, and was really pissed off on how Cantor was acting. By the way, Cantor has already walked out twice on Obama. Cantor should grow up, act like an adult, or get the hell out of Washington.
President Barack Obama walked out of a contentious meeting in ongoing talks to raise the nation’s debt limit on Wednesday, an aide tells Reuters. Read more..
Barbara Shantee, Ph.D., gives a her reasons why some Christians are full of hatred.
Over the last few years, the media has been filled with speculation about the assassination of Dr. Tiller and the Tucson shootings. There is a lot of discussion about the divisive discourse in this country that they could have led to such violence. There is speculation that, on the face of it, these killers are mentally unbalanced. More…
Anthony Weiner says he won’t resign, even though a good many Democrats want him to. I say he should, as the damage is done, and it is something he will have to live with for the rest of his life.
Read it in Roll Call
Sarah Palin calls President Obama and Nancy Pelosi liars, and says the Republicans are trying to “save” Medicare while the Democrats are killing it. Ms. Palin called the President a liar. This woman, who has told the truth less often than she tells lies, this person who lies about the weather in her own book, this serial liar, has called the President a liar on national TV.
How low can people go, threatening the high school girl that wants to debate Michele Bachmann. According to Alternet, the girl is honor student, and writes for the student school paper.
To be threatened with rape, and the Tea Party does jack shit about, is intolerable.
Read it at AlterNet
16 Year-Old Girl Who Challenged Michele Bachmann to a Debate Threatened with Rape; Tea Party Scoffs | AlterNet.
House Republican Paul Ryan defends his budget blueprint, medicare overhaul.
Wisconsin Rep Paul Ryan (R)
In a speech before the Economic Club of Chicago, the Wisconsin Republican maintained, “We cannot avert a debt crisis unless we directly address the rising cost of health.”
Ryan said his plan to overhaul Medicare would “give power to deny business to inefficient providers. [Democrats] plan is to give government the power to deny care to seniors.”
When Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to take money from the Obama administration for high speed rail, he said that it would ‘create Palinsque like death panels’. He’s the same governor who said ‘that if Florida accepted the money, and built the rail line, there would be a catch to it.’ In essence, the state of Florida would end up paying for it, which was not true.
Walker of Wisconsin, came up with some lame excuse not to take the money, to improve the rail system between Milwaukee and Madison, so as to cut down on the length of time.
So the money they refused to take, along with Ohio, some of that money was awarded to Massachusetts, Maine and a couple of other states, that want to improve their rail lines.
I’m hopeful that the voters in the Republican states, either recall, or vote them out in 2012, and never to be heard from again.
Rachel Maddow, makes a good point about Conservative media bias, on the Sunday morning talk show. It was a ratio of 3-1, in favor of the talking heads, from the Bush adminisration. A total of nine Republicans and only 3 Democrats were on the shows this past Sunday.
Bill Maher has had enough of the right wing false and negativity talk on his show, and he wants to put a stop to it. David Frum was putting his usual Republican spin on it, but Maher and Michael Eric Dyson would have none of it.
With Eliot Spitzer not taking any bullshit from John Yoo, formerly with the Bush administration, with his nonsense on how Obama went about wrong on nailing Bin Laden, and saying Bush was the one who knew how to fight terrorism, when in fact, Bush called off the CIA operation in 2005.
Its good to see that Maher and Spitzer can see right through these guys.
Paul Ryan R-Wisconsin
Paul Ryan, the anointed budget writer for the GOP led House, accuses ThinkProgress of “Stacking Crowds” at his town hall meetings in his home state of Wisconsin.
When the Democrats was having their town hall meetings in 2009, it was alright for the Tea Baggers, and other right wing loons, to scream, shout, and wreak all kinds of havoc. But when the Republicans have town hall meetings, they say people are bussed in to disrupt them, and its not right to do that. Well Ryan, all I can say is “Pay Back is a Bitch.”
The Republicans want us to believe that it is President Obama’s fault for the economy to go in the tank. But with the recent take down of Osama bin Laden, they want to give the credit to George W. Bush. Back in 2005, Bush gave up on going after bin Laden. Of course he won the election in 2004, so why did he give a crap if they found him or not.
Crooks and Liars has good take on what the Bush administration was doing about it, or not doing about it. In 2008, Obama made the promise that he would hunt him down, and he kept his promise. A president with a spine.
Give ‘em hell Harry Truman tells it like it is. There is a speech that he gave in September 11, 1951, at a dedication of the GAO office building. To bad he wasn’t around today, because we could sure use him.
Read it at Crooks and Liars
Harry Truman Has Some Advice For Paul Ryan | Crooks and Liars.
Interesting editorial in The Boston Globe, concerning the budget. I agree it is time, to forget worrying about the Tea Party, and get this budget resolved.
Read it at The Boston Globe
Tea Party or real deficit deal? Boehner has to choose – The Boston Globe.
The new year is only five days old, and Obama is already caving into the GOP, the Tea Baggers and Sarah Palin. He decided to take out the part; The End of Life rule, which was passed last year, as part of the Health Care Bill. This will make Palin come saying something along the line: this is what “Real Americans Want”. After all this hand wringing, debating, and what have you by the Democrats, Obama decides to drop it from the Health Care Reform. What else will he be dropping from the health care legislation, which this country needs so badly.
I voted for Obama in 2008, because I was convinced he was for the poor folks, and the common man. He came off as a Liberal Democrat, but after two years in office, and I believe now that he his not what he says he is, but acting more like a centrist Republican, and is slowly moving to the right. I’m sure there are other liberal and progressive voters, who feel the same way.
It seems that he is going to end up as a one term president, and if he decides to run for a second term, he will be kicked to the curb, unless he smartens up, and starts helping the people who need the help, instead of big banks, industry, pharmacuetical and insurance companies.
The Republicans got their way in extending the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, by way of extending the cuts for every worker, for the next two years. The people who are collecting unemployment, which for about two million people, was coming to a close by the end of the month, will get up to a 13 month extension. The only way that happened, was the Republicans forced the President, and the Democrats to cave into giving the wealthiest two percent an additional tax break. So how is this going to create more jobs, when the big corporations are sitting on piles of cash, and don’t want to spend it on job creation, raises, etc., etc. What are people supposed to do?
It would be great, if the Democrats in Washington would grow a pair, and call out on the Republicans for what is good for the people of this country, not their so-called fantasy of everything has to go their way, and for the rich fat cats who could care less for the common man.
I seemed to be at a loss for words, as to how the Democratic Party has lost its way. I have lost some confidence in President Obama, as he seems to be listening to some of the wrong people, as been given some bad advice. At the beginning of his first term in office, I thought there would be some real change in this country, and nothing really has changed at all. The big banks are still getting away with the bullshit. Health Care Reform has turned into somewhat of a joke. Unemployment rate is still hovering at the 10% or more range. More and more people are applying and getting food stamps. Its not just the poor that are getting them, but also the middle class with 2-3 children too.
The list of the things going wrong in this country is endless.
Of course the Republicans are no help, as far as getting anything done in this country. They have made a complete mockery of the government, the president, and anyone who calls themselves a Democrat.
When will all this foolishness end? Probably not in the foreseeable future, as people would rather their advice from right wing radio, and Fox News, if their is such a thing as news coming from the mouths of idiots.
I just hope the wake up call dosen’t come to late, because if it does, the further ruination of this country, will get worse.