Picky Republicans

 Posted by at 16:41  Politics, Republicans
Oct 242013

As the Republicans in Congress continue their witch hunt into what may have gone wrong the the healthcare.gov website, here is some food for thought…

They seem to be very picky about which monsters they choose to pursue, don’t they?

Seven years ago

 Posted by at 10:36  Politics, Republicans
Sep 112008

Bush marks Sept. 11 with moment of silence

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Bush said Thursday that history will look back at America’s response to the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and conclude that “we did not tire, we did not falter and we did not fail.”

We went shopping.

We spent a trillion dollars and thousands of lives invading a country that had nothing to with the terror attacks. We have allowed the people who attacked us to regroup and establish a base in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan from which they are plotting new attacks against us.

We still haven’t caught the guy responsible.

We have an old man running for president who wants to continue the same policies.


Yep, we’ve come a long way since that awful, awful day.

Please take a moment to remember in a manner which you deem fitting.


Sep 062008

Remember that fairy tale about Sarah Palin selling her predecessor’s airplane on eBay? (It’s a lie, by the way.)

Will she sell this one on eBay?


Tucson-based company delivers campaign jet to Palin

Will she sell this one on eBay?

Tucson-based Global Aircraft Solutions Inc. on Thursday delivered Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s new campaign plane, an Embraer 190 regional jet complete with the Republican ticket’s campaign logo on the fuselage.

Palin, presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s running mate, told delegates at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday that she put her predecessor’s plane on eBay. Former Gov. Frank Murkowski, a Republican, had been criticized for buying a jet to travel around the state.

Palin’s new plane seats about 100 people and was reconfigured with bigger first-class seats, dividers and an area for the press, Global Aircraft President John Sawyer said. The company also repainted the jet.

New York-based JetBlue Airways will operate the plane.

Oh, the hypocrisy!

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, don’t they?

P.S. Hey wingers… there does not appear to be an American flag on the tail. What’s up with that?

And where is the McCain campaign coming up with all this money? (Rhetorical question.)

This airplane and Johnny’s cannot come cheap.

P.P.S. In the event that you have not, be sure to read “Team McCain and the Trooper.”

Sep 042008

Oh, the hypocrisy!

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Update: There can be no doubt in anybody’s mind that Sarah Palin is, without doubt, a real Republican. She sure knows how to play The Victim Card – something at which our Republicans seem to excel…

Palin criticizes Obama again in solo appearance

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Thursday took an immediate swipe at Democratic nominee Barack Obama in her first solo campaign appearance since joining the GOP ticket. The Alaska governor also issued a fund-raising appeal that blamed the Democratic presidential ticket for spreading “misinformation and flat-out lies” about her family and her.[..]

In a fundraising letter issued Thursday, she wrote that “the Obama-Biden Democrats have been vicious in their attacks directed toward me, my family and John McCain. The misinformation and flat-out lies must be corrected.”[..]

She did not take questions from reporters.

It’s too bad she didn’t have the courage to take questions from reporters. One of them may have had the cajones to ask her specifically what “misinformation and flat-out lies” she was talking about. It really would be interesting to know what information we have about her, her family and John McCain is, in her mind, “misinformation and flat-out lies.”

If the lady cannot stand the heat, perhaps the lady should get out of the kitchen. (Uh-oh. Was that sexist? Oops!)

P.S. “Obama-Biden Democrats.” Is that like “McCain-Palin Republicans?” Just wondering…

P.P.S. Keep it up, Mrs. Palin! CNN reports…

Barack Obama’s campaign says it has raised more than $8 million from over 130,000 donors following Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday night.

The campaign also says it is on track to raise $10 million before John McCain takes the podium at the Republican National Convention tonight.

(For those into such things… That’s about $61.54 per donor.)

The Republican National Committee tells Jonathan Martin that they raised “more than $1 million” since Palin’s speech. (The McCain campaign can no longer privately raise funds for itself, since Mr. McCain opted to accept $85 million in government financing for his general election campaign.)

Update: “Obama raises $10 million after Palin speech.”

Sex with Larry

 Posted by at 12:00  Politics
Dec 022007

Larry Craig, the senator from Idaho with the infamous wide stance, once claimed that his hometown newspaper — The Idaho Statesman — was conducting a witch hunt against him. You know, he just may have a case. But, where there’s a witch there should probably also be a witch hunt, dontcha think?

More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig

David Phillips. Mike Jones. Greg Ruth. Tom Russell.

Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can’t be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig’s guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention.

They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig’s denials, including his famous statement, “I am not gay, I never have been gay.” Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking Senator Larry Craig Action Figure.

David Phillips is a 42-year-old information technology consultant in Washington, D.C., who says Craig picked him up at a gay club in 1986 and that they subsequently had sex.

Mike Jones is a former prostitute who told the world he had sex with the Rev. Ted Haggard last year. The former Colorado Springs evangelist at first denied it but eventually confessed. Jones says Craig paid him for sex in late 2004 or early 2005.

Greg Ruth was a 24-year-old college Republican in 1981 when he says he was hit on by Craig at a Republican meeting in Coeur d’Alene.

Tom Russell, now 48, is a former Nampa resident who lives in Utah. Russell said his encounter with Craig occurred at Bogus Basin in the early 1980s.

A fifth gay man, who is from Boise but who declined to be named for fear of retaliation, offered a recent and telling account: He was in a men’s restroom at Denver International Airport in September 2006 when the man in the next stall moved his hand slowly, palm up, under the divider. Alarmed, the man said he waited outside the restroom and then identified the man in the adjoining stall as Craig, whom he had met in Idaho.

The article is accompanied by some audio clips, but you should probably read the disclaimer before listening to them:

Some of the audio interview excerpts contain explicit descriptions of sex not appropriate for children and listeners who find such content offensive. The Statesman provides the excerpts so Idahoans can hear these accounts and decide for themselves about accusations against Sen. Craig.

I honestly do not believe most people would have made a big deal out of all this if Senator Craig had just been truthful in the first place. Sure, the right wing would have vilified him. To them, homosexual sex is unforgivable, while adulterous heterosexual sex (witness Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, David Vitter, etc.) is alright so long as it is committed by Republicans. It it’s done by a Democrat (i.e. Bill Clinton), then all bets are off.

But it’s too late for the truth now. The damage is done. Senator Craig should do the honorable thing and resign from his seat in the United States Senate. The people of Idaho, Republican though most of them are, deserve capable and honorable representation.

Update: the Senator from Idaho is still in denial

“It is unfortunate that the Idaho Statesman has chosen to continue to lower itself to the standards of what can best be described as tabloid journalism,” Craig said in the statement.

“Despite the fact the Idaho Statesman has decided to pursue its own agenda and print these falsehoods without any facts to back them up, I won’t let this paper’s attempt to malign my name stop me from continuing my work to serve the people of Idaho.”