The delusional, fascist rump of the Republican Partei--please, please, can we start calling them The Rump instead of The Base--are purging and surging (and binging on Cheetohs). Hugh Hewitt [DCOW] has posted a pledge: Read more about Ho Lieberman and Hugh Hewitt make such a cute couple
[C&L readers, welcome! The United Arab Emirates post you expected is here.]
The House on Friday overhauled the board supervising its teenage pages, responding to a scandal that left youngsters vulnerable to a lawmaker's sexual come-ons and helped Democrats win control of Congress.
In 2006, I ran for the US House against
an unholy a far-right DINO and lost in the Primary. I drop the phrase, "I placed second in a three-way race", to either joke-it or to save face--it could be either. In reality, the incumbent got 86.2%, I got 10.0% and Mr.Last Place got 3.8%. Read more about Closeted Atheists and Politics
The excellent Pachacutec on ICE concentration camps for children who, having been born here, are US citizens.
See, it can happen here.
And it can happen to you.
Oh, wait. They're brown-colored. Sorry. Forget I posted. Read more about First, they came for the children
It was really wrong of me to ask whether all the megachurch "pastors" gay, or only some of them. Christianists, can you ever forgive me? Because some of the megachuch pastors are child abusers, too (via memeorandum): Read more about Yet another Republican Christianist child abuser (though not yet in rehab)
General in Pentagon Christianist video also abused rank to solicit campaign contributions for Republicans
Featured in the video are four generals and three colonels, including Maj. Gen. Jack Catton Jr., who is on active duty at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Catton was investigated by the Air Force last spring after he sent an e-mail from his work account urging Air Force Academy graduates to contribute to a Republican candidate for Congress.
Christian Embassy, a theocratic front group, made a video with soldiers, in uniform, proselytizing, and a General violating his oath of office by admitting he puts his country third, after his family and the God of His Choice. Read more about Military Christianists pull rank to force their beliefs on subordinates
Does anyone else think this stinks? From ABC's KGO affilliate in, erm, San Francisco:
[Democratic] Representative Howard Berman: "The most important contribution this report makes, and it does it well, is to tell the story of what happened."
And then Berman refused to take any questions.
The committee wrote it "...was disturbed by the conduct of some of those who dealt with allegations of Foley's behavior.
Of course, that's true about Republicans in general, on any subject whatever, including Iraq, but in this case we're talking about the Ethics committee report on Republican Foley's pedophilia:
Foley panel: GOP didn't protect pages
The panel said it discovered a pattern of conduct among many "to remain willfully ignorant of the potential consequences" of Foley's conduct.
That's the setup for the punchline to the famous joke, The Aristocrats! Now, it may be that with the Iraq Study Group, the long-running and incredibly vile "family act" that the Bush malAdministration has been putting on for the American people is about to reach some kinda awful climax and punchline--"The Aristocrats!"--as well. We can only hope. Read more about "That's a hell of an act! What do you call it?"
Oh my goodness! I thought they were going to be Bipartisan! (I guess they were just curious...) Online Wall Street Journal:
Like a retreating army, Republicans are tearing up railroad track and planting legislative land mines to make it harder for Democrats to govern when they take power in Congress next month.
You can trust the Republicans... To be Republicans! Let's hope they leave the D's on the keyboards, eh? Read more about Republicans "tear up the tracks" as they surrender Congress to Dems
Sarahâ€™s simple proposal got me thinking and I came across an article in which Marshall Sponder asks:
Now, the only thing I really question is why Eric Schmidt is telling this stuff to Republican Governors - isn't he supposed to be neutral?Read more about Eric Schmidt of Google speaks to Republicans
Katherine Harris contributor indicted for sending white powder, threats to liberals, while our famously free press yawns
So, a winger sends threats and white powder to liberals, the LA Times buries the story in local news, and nobody else picks up on it. That darn liberal media:
A federal grand jury indicted a Woodland Hills man Friday on charges of sending threatening letters with white powder to half a dozen politicians and celebrities, including incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and television personalities Jon Stewart and Keith Olbermann.