Archive for February 16th, 2011

What Are They, 12?

Seriously?  This is just infantile:

Members of Congress are coming up with all sorts of ideas to cut the budget — some of them which would have an actual impact on cutting spending. And then there are others that seem more about grabbing headlines. Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR) — who proposed an amendment to eliminate funding for President Barack Obama’s teleprompter — falls into the latter category.

In the course of the debate over how to reducing spending by $100 billion over the rest of the 2011 budget year, members of Congress have offered their ideas in the form of more than 400 amendments. Womack’s was one of them — but he pulled it because he couldn’t get an estimate on how much it would save, he told Fox News.

Yeah, I’m sure it’s costing us millions of dollars to run Obama’s teleprompter, which he is totally the first president in history to ever use.  This childish “Ha ha, Obama uses a teleprompter!” bullshit is something I’d expect from one of those teabagger idiots marching around with a GO BACK TOO KENIA sign, but members of Congress should know better, even Republican ones.

February 16th, 2011 at 07:10pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Obama,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Tales From A Parallel Universe

Thomas Sowell laments that Republicans aren’t doing… exactly what they’re doing:

With most of the media heavily tilted toward the Democrats, Republicans are going to get hit far more often than they are going to get in their own punches.

(…)

Knowing that they are going to get hit more often in the media, you might think that Republicans would put extra time and effort into developing a knockout message. In reality, however, Republicans seem to invest much less time and thought into getting their political message across than is done by the Democrats.

First of all, Democrats develop words and phrases that they all use, so that the public hears those same words and phrases over and over again, until they sink in. Republicans have nothing to match the Democrats’ catch phrases like “social justice” or “tax cuts for the rich.”

Back when George W. Bush first emerged on the national political scene in 2000, Democrats said that he lacked “gravitas.” The media kept repeating it. People who had never used the word “gravitas” in years were suddenly saying “gravitas” 24/7 on news programs, interview shows and in the newspapers and magazines.

When have you ever known the Republicans to be that coordinated?

Um, pretty much ALL THE TIME?

It’s funny, I don’t remember the 2000 election being about Dubya’s lack of “gravitas” at all – I remember it being about Al Gore being a big fat liar for minor errors and things he never actually said.

The only way to make any sense of this piece is to swap “Republican” and “Democrat” – then it becomes merely obvious and unremarkable instead of delusional and insane.

February 16th, 2011 at 11:35am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Republicans,Wankers

Legalizing Pot Is For Wimps

The Culture Of Life, Law & Order Party’s latest innovation: Legalized murder.

A law under consideration in South Dakota would expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killings that are intended to prevent harm to a fetus—a move that could make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions. The Republican-backed legislation, House Bill 1171, has passed out of committee on a nine-to-three party-line vote, and is expected to face a floor vote in the state’s GOP-dominated House of Representatives soon.

The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Phil Jensen, a committed foe of abortion rights, alters the state’s legal definition of justifiable homicide by adding language stating that a homicide is permissible if committed by a person “while resisting an attempt to harm” that person’s unborn child or the unborn child of that person’s spouse, partner, parent, or child. If the bill passes, it could in theory allow a woman’s father, mother, son, daughter, or husband to kill anyone who tried to provide that woman an abortion—even if she wanted one.

The godless anti-life hippies of the left want to legalize pot, the pro-life authoritarians of the right want to legalize potshots.

I wouldn’t worry about it, though – it’s not like conservatives ever actually advocate or threaten violence against anyone they disapprove of, right?

1 comment February 16th, 2011 at 07:04am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Choice,Politics,Republicans,Wankers


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