Nov 292011
 

It is incomprehensible to me how Rick Perry even remains in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination. His campaign is a complete embarrassment to the state of Texas, if not the entire United States of America. Today, he further proved what a moron he is…

Aside from the usual silliness at the beginning of that clip, the two glaring mistakes at the end make even George W. Bush appear intelligent. In case you didn’t catch them … and how could you not? … here they are: 1) The voting age in the United States is 18, not 21; and, 2) Election day in 2012 falls on November 6, not November 12. Then again, perhaps Republicans should take his message to heart.

Nov 282011
 

Herman Cain denies that he had a thirteen-year affair with Ginger White. Meanwhile, his attorney released what appears to be a very strange denial…

“This appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults – a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life,” attorney Lin Wood said.

I’ll bet that Bill Clinton would have loved to have had Lin Wood as his attorney. His “private, alleged consensual conduct between adults” got him impeached. But, then, Democrats and Republicans… apples and oranges.
 

Kimmel Thanksgiving Cartoon

 Posted by at 19:06  Humor, Politics
Nov 242011
 

If you watch Jimmy Kimmel you know that he likes to take classic cartoons and replace the soundtrack with something more current. A few nights ago he took the Peanuts Thanksgiving cartoon from 1973 and dubbed in the soundtrack from a recent Republican “presidential” debate. (Yes, we all know that 1973 was 38 years ago, not 28. You really do not need to point that out.) Watch it. I am of the opinion that it is his best effort yet.

 

Weekly Address 11-24-11

 Posted by at 14:41  Politics
Nov 242011
 

“On Thanksgiving, Grateful for the Men and Women Who Defend Our Country”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama wished the American people a happy Thanksgiving, giving a special thanks to the brave men and women serving overseas and those giving back at shelters and soup kitchens in their communities during the holidays. Those who celebrated the first Thanksgiving persevered by drawing strength from each other, and today we once again come together in that spirit of unity to overcome our challenges, remaining thankful for our freedom and the blessings of family, community, and country.

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48 years

 Posted by at 16:59  Politics
Nov 222011
 

Today marks the 48th anniversary of the assassination of the 35th President of the United States of America.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I guess you could say that it was the 9/11 of my generation. For those who were alive way back then, do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news? I do, as clearly as if it were just yesterday.
 

Weekly Address 11-19-11

 Posted by at 16:52  Politics
Nov 202011
 

“Creating an Economy Built to Last”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama spoke from Indonesia and told the American people that during his trip to the Asia Pacific, he has made progress opening up markets to support thousands of American jobs and keep us on track to double American exports by 2014. The President’s trip underscores his belief that our businesses will always be successful competing around the world and that he will continue to do everything possible to create jobs for the American people.

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Nov 182011
 

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As always, our thanks go to the talented and observant cartoonists who, each week, help us smile through the pain.

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Nov 172011
 

I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now about the deranged 21-year-old kid from Idaho who thought it would be fun to shoot a rifle at the White House. Well, the president of the College Republicans at the University of Texas thinks assassinating the president would be a cool joke…

Texas College GOP Leader: Obama Assassination ‘Tempting’

Lauren Pierce
Lauren Pierce

Hours after Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Idaho man for allegedly firing a semi-automatic rifle at the White House, the top student official for the College Republicans at the University of Texas tweeted that the idea of assassinating President Obama was “tempting.”

At 2:29 p.m. ET, UT’s Lauren E. Pierce wrote: “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in history as the WORST president we’ve EVER had! #2012.”

Pierce, the president of the College Republicans at UT Austin, told ABC News the comment was a “joke” and that the “whole [shooting incident] was stupid.” Giggling, she said that an attempted assassination would “only make the situation worse.”

“Insofar as she’s a representative [of the College Republicans], maybe it shouldn’t be said, but she’s made a positive statement in a way, ” said Cassie Wright, the group’s vice president.

“I don’t really see anything wrong with it,” Wright added. “It’s just a personal comment, not representative of any group. Just freedom of speech, you know?”

Cute. I hope Lauren enjoys her interview with the Secret Service. Oh, and I have a bit of news for her… The worst president we have ever had left office in January of 2009. Our current president is still trying to clean up his mess.