Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Conservative Explains Why Right-Wingers Have No Compassion | Visions | AlterNet

Great read on how truly weird the truly right wing is. This sums up a lot of it:

"The hard right has never protested the de facto abrogation of much of the Bill of Rights during the last decade. In the right-wing id, freedom is the emotional release that a hostile and psychologically repressed person feels when he is finally able to lash out at the objects of his resentment. Freedom is his prerogative to rid himself of people who are different, or who unsettle him. Freedom is merging into a like-minded herd. Right-wing alchemy transforms freedom into authoritarianism."


A Conservative Explains Why Right-Wingers Have No Compassion | Visions | AlterNet

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

How an Attractive, Undercover Cop Posed as a Student -- Then Entrapped a Smitten Teen to "Sell" Her Marijuana | | AlterNet

Can we just kill the drug war or is the desire to turn narcs loose to entrap people so deeply entrenched that we'll never be rid of it, despite years of it failing and failing, and the complete militarization (and alienation) of our police from the general populace?


How an Attractive, Undercover Cop Posed as a Student -- Then Entrapped a Smitten Teen to "Sell" Her Marijuana | | AlterNet

Friday, February 17, 2012

Daily Kos: Energy Chairman Fred Upton's dogging of White House over Solyndra may be about to bite him

I love it when karma slaps hypocrites upside the head.

Daily Kos: Energy Chairman Fred Upton's dogging of White House over Solyndra may be about to bite him

The Scandal of Michigan's Emergency Managers | The Nation

I can't see anyway this load of crap doesn't violate several sections of the Constitution. But then, Repugs only love selected parts of the Constitution, so full speed ahead!

The Scandal of Michigan's Emergency Managers | The Nation

Moochers Against Welfare - NYTimes.com

Presumably, then, voters imagine that pledges to slash government spending mean cutting programs for the idle poor, not things they themselves count on. And this is a confusion politicians deliberately encourage.

Krugster examines Red State-Blue State differences and Repug Big Lie politics.... good stuff!

Moochers Against Welfare - NYTimes.com:

Also, Too!

Senate Passes Payroll Tax Bill Over Broad GOP Opposition | TPMDC

I've mixed feelings about this tax 'cut' since it reduces funds going to Social Security, which can only add, down the road, to arguments that the program is underfunded, blah blah blah, but I think in the current economic situation, it's probably justified and am pleased that a) Obama and Congress were able to get it done and b) that the Repugs folded like a cheap card-table!

Senate Passes Payroll Tax Bill Over Broad GOP Opposition | TPMDC

Rick Santorum's Anal Sex Problem | Mother Jones

In reference to Jon Stewart's Santorum problem, here's a great article from a year or so ago about why it IS a big problem for Mr Man on Dog. I googled Santorum (I try to at least once a week to click on the 'definition' and help keep it at the top) and discovered that the campaign has followed at least one of the suggestions made in the article; the top link is a paid ad by the campaign. The second 'link' is (as with all the candidates) recent primary results. But, still in first place amid the actual search results is our frothy mix :)

Rick Santorum's Anal Sex Problem | Mother Jones

Jon Stewart So Badly Wants To Make A Santorum Joke | TPM2012

Poor Jon is ummm frothing over the whole Santorum Google thing.... poor guy... it IS entrapment!

Jon Stewart So Badly Wants To Make A Santorum Joke | TPM2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying | AlterNet

My neighbor, Darrell, the World's Worst Repug, is holding a hearing concerning the 'raging' birth control debate (hey, it's raging in their heads, if no where else!) How many women were invited to testify? You got it. ZERO. When asked to include one, Mr. Issa declined the opportunity to hear from the horse's ummmm mouth... ;)


Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying | AlterNet

Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information | | AlterNet

rI tend to agree with John Stuart Mill: "Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative."

Conservatism Thrives on Low Intelligence and Poor Information | | AlterNet

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons

Privatizing prisons makes as much sense to me as privatizing military support functions or espionage functions or.... wait... what? we did what? 

Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons

Monday, February 13, 2012

Republican Women Senators Breaking Ranks With Party, Come Out In Favor Of Obama Contraception Rule | ThinkProgress

Great news.... apparently, they're not completely crazy!

Republican Women Senators Breaking Ranks With Party, Come Out In Favor Of Obama Contraception Rule | ThinkProgress

Bill Maher on the Right's 'Real America' Fantasy | Lauren Lipsay | Rolling Stone

Bill Maher on the Right's 'Real America' Fantasy | Lauren Lipsay | Rolling Stone

If You Push It, They WIll Cave

Why The GOP’s Payroll Tax Cut Cave Is An Even Bigger Deal Than You Think | TPMDC:

But the key is that when Republicans recognized that the public was wise to them — that their tactics were putting a popular policy in jeopardy — they backed off.

Daily Kos: Grover Norquist on the GOP candidates: All we need is someone who can 'handle a pen'

Refreshing honesty from a guy who wouldn't know honesty if it kicked his balls up between his ears, which sounds like a resoundingly good idea! :)

Daily Kos: Grover Norquist on the GOP candidates: All we need is someone who can 'handle a pen'

Let's "Santorum" Romney

‘Spreading Romney’ satire leaks into candidate’s top Google results | The Raw Story

Let's Get This Straight

Why ‘Small Government’ In One State Actually Cost Taxpayers $178 Million | MoveOn.Org

Why ‘Small Government’ In One State Actually Cost Taxpayers $178 Million | MoveOn.Org

Hypocrites on SOOOO Many Levels

Daily Kos: Rick Warren, please report to jail

Projection?

They'd do it, so we must have done it :)

The GOP Accuses the Department of Labor of Cooking the Books | Addicting Info

Daily Kos: House Republicans cave on payroll tax cut?

Nothing like a pending execution (say, in November....) to refocus your priorities.... :)

Daily Kos: House Republicans cave on payroll tax cut?

Washington Gay Marriage Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Chris Gregoire

You reading this, Gov. Christie?

Washington Gay Marriage Bill Signed Into Law By Governor Chris Gregoire

Pressure to Build in OK :)

This is priceless. I don't know enough about the participants to know if it's a subversive attempt to destroy the bill or a serious amendment. Either way, I love it. No more self-love in Oklahoma! The place will explode.


Awesome Amendment to "Personhood": the "Spilled Semen" Clause | AlterNet

From Facebook

Maybe Crazy DOESN'T Pay?

Daily Kos: Mitt Romney turns off even more independent voters

Fox Pundit Says Women In The Military Should 'Expect' To Be Raped | ThinkProgress

At what point does Fox go so far as to put itself out of business? If this doesn't hit that mark, what the hell does?

Fox Pundit Says Women In The Military Should 'Expect' To Be Raped | ThinkProgress

New Jersey Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill: Equality In The Garden State Now In The Hands Of GOP Governor Chris Christie | Addicting Info

What will Gov. Jumbo do? Veto and referendum? Or the right thing? Anyone wanna lay odds?

New Jersey Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill: Equality In The Garden State Now In The Hands Of GOP Governor Chris Christie | Addicting Info

Krugman on Conservative 'Reality Aversion'

Severe Conservative Syndrome - NYTimes.com:

How did American conservatism end up so detached from, indeed at odds with, facts and rationality? For it was not always thus. After all, that health reform Mr. Romney wants us to forget followed a blueprint originally laid out at the Heritage Foundation!

My short answer is that the long-running con game of economic conservatives and the wealthy supporters they serve finally went bad.

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