Wednesday, March 17, 2010


This is the very definition of 'Oh Snap'.


"Smartest Republican leader since W".

Must read the entire smack down. Do not fuck with Grayson. God, I wish we had a Senate and House full of Graysons.

Grayson goes for the jugular: ‘Alaskan chillbilly’ smartest GOP leader since W. | Raw Story:
"Grayson said that the Alaskan chillbilly was welcome to return to Central Florida anytime, as long as she brings lots of money with her, and spends it. 'I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the unlikely event that she ever learns anything about them,'"

But, but, but Rendell! Rendell's wife doesn't engage in overt, partisan politics supported financially by a decision her husbanded handed down, ignoring 100 years of law, on the Supreme Court.

Michael Kieschnick: How to Bribe a Supreme Court Justice:
"Ponder that for just a moment. The wife of a Supreme Court justice has organized a political non-profit linked to Tea Party activists whose activities can be supported to an unlimited extent by corporations whose donations need not be disclosed to the public. Similarly, Mrs. Thomas is under no obligation to disclose her compensation to anybody.

None of this appears to be illegal in part due to the recent Citizens United court ruling by the Supreme Court that freed corporation contributions from certain key restrictions. That radical and controversial decision passed by a 5-4 vote, and surprise, Justice Thomas voted yes.

When the Times asked Mrs. Thomas about this interesting situation, she responded with the traditional right wing charge of the media imposing a double standard on conservatives, pointing out that the elected governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, is married to a federal judge. She conveniently left out that any political contributions to Mr. Rendell are both limited and fully disclosed under Federal law, and that Judge Rendell scrupulously avoids any political activities."

Horrible people only concerned with putting money in their pocket. Freedom of speech my ass.

Turley criticizes Justice’s wife for ‘injudicious’ Tea Party activism:
"Constitutional law expert Jonathan Turley on Monday assailed the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas for her growing role in Tea Party political activism.

'It's, in a word, injudicious,' Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University, said on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann. 'The fact that this is news is an example of the self-restraint used by most spouses [of Supreme Court Justices] previously.'"


Then watch his Texas shuffle after he already knows the damage has been done.

Worthless, manipulative fucks.

Texas Republican Gohmert: Demons Have Invaded The Capital:

"Speaking shortly after he riled up a crowd at Tuesday's Tea Party protest, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.) declared that 'demons' - yes, demons - have invaded the capital (and likely the souls of Democrats), forcing lawmakers to mislead the public about the content of the health care bill.

'Well it would take a demon to be this dishonest about a bill,' the Texas Republican told the Huffington Post. 'If they would just read the bill, they would see what they are saying is dishonest.'

Asked to expand a bit more on what he meant, Gohmert stepped back a bit from a literal interpretation, though still floating the possibility that Democrats were possessed. 'Well, somebody is making people be dishonest and it is a play on words, too,' he said."

Oh, yeah. Highway's mean.

List ranks best, deadliest U.S. roads -
"Meanwhile, Alabama was ranked as the deadliest state for speeding, followed by Mississippi and South Carolina."


Is California Becoming a Third World Nation? - Japhy Grant - California Stars - True/Slant:
"The rest of the nation has a tendency to overstate the troubles of California when it’s doing badly and understate its successes when it does well. 13% of the U.S. GDP comes from California. Alone, it would be the world’s 5th largest economy. However, the real sin committed by the other 49 states is a failure to acknowledge the primacy of California in the national economy.

A quick tour through recent history proves my point. The first tech boom of the 90s, the second tech boom, and the real estate bubble all not only started in California, they ended there, too. The nation’s fortunes rise and fall with California’s in a way know other state (ok, maybe Texas on a bad day) can match."

A small, children's tea party.

DNC mocks tea party numbers - Ben Smith - "
Tea Partiers planned to 'flood the halls of Congress' to protest health care legislation, a plan that prompted Democratic leaders to instruct their members to respond with politeness and Twinkies.

The 10 a.m. Washignton, D.C. rally, though, wasn't quite on the scale of some earlier events. The communications director for the Democratic National Committee, Brad Woodhouse, emails that his count is 300 attendees.

'I've been to birthday parties that drew more people,' he emails. 'More people attended my wedding than went to the tea party kill the bill rally on the hill."


Daily Kos: Breakthrough: artificial photosynthesis:
"Plants take CO2 and water to create sugars, using sunlight as the energy source, in a process called photosynthesis. Scientists have been trying to replicate photosynthesis in the lab for a long time.

It looks like they've finally succeeded – and the artificial process is a lot more efficient than the natural one. This may have major implications for energy and food production, as well as carbon capture and storage, a way to mitigate climate change."

The very definition of 'Shit out of luck'.

Tra-la-la.... beautiful day at the beach, cool tunes on, endorphins kicking in from the run. Nothing could be more perf-WHACK.

The Associated Press: Plane kills jogger in SC beach emergency landing:
"HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — A 38-year-old father of two was jogging and listening to his iPod when he was hit from behind and killed by a small plane making an emergency landing on the beach, officials said Tuesday.

Robert Gary Jones of Woodstock, Ga., died instantly Monday evening when he was hit by the single-engine plane, which had lost its propeller, said Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen. The pilot's vision was blocked by oil on the windshield.

Jones apparently did not see or hear the plane, which was 'basically gliding,' the coroner said."

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