Monday, March 15, 2010

Rewriting History or NeoCon Bastards

It is hard to track Republican hypocrisy. Hard work, I say.

So, here's a handy-dandy cheat sheet to help you out:

The Washington Monthly:

"Obstructionism," for example, only refers to Democratic minorities opposing Republican proposals.

"Tyranny" is found when an elected Democratic majority passes legislation that Republicans don't like.

"Reconciliation" describes a Senate process that Republicans are allowed to use to overcome Democratic "obstructionism."

"Terrorism" refers to acts of political violence committed by people who aren't white guys.

"Bipartisanship" is found when Democrats agree to pass Republican legislation.

"Big government" describes a dangerous phenomenon to be avoided, except in cases relating to reproductive rights or gays.

"Treason" refers to Democrats criticizing a Republican administration during a war.

"Patriotism" refers to Republicans criticizing a Democratic administration during a war.

"Fiscal responsibility" is a national priority related to keeping our deficit in check, which only applies when Republicans are in the minority.

"Parliamentarian" is a seemingly independent official on the Hill who Senate Republicans are allowed to fire when the GOP disapproves of his/her rulings.


Amen. But god forbid we ever elect an effective Democrat to anything.

Maher: Obama’s ‘mistake’ was not telling Republicans to ’suck on it’ | Raw Story

"I think the biggest mistake that he has made in his first year was to put bipartisanship ahead of fixing the country," Maher declared Wednesday on MSNBC's Countdown With Keith Olbermann.

He said Obama should have "com[e] in with all the energy from the election and saying, you know what, we're in a crisis mode, I won this election by a sizable mandate -- here's what we're going to do; if you don't like it, Republicans, you can suck on it."


Horrors of horror. How can a state that gives me Best and Johnson and Austin foist this revisionist horseshit upon the entire nation.

Plain and simple, this is the rewriting of history before our eyes.

Texas Textbook MASSACRE: 'Ultraconservatives' Approve Radical Changes To State Education Curriculum

But just when you thought is couldn't get worse....

"Likely to test"?!? Are you fucking kidding me? Legitimizing the politicization of the Supreme Court?

We are totally fucked. Back to my Mandarin lessons.

Justice's wife launches 'tea party' group -
"Justice's wife launches 'tea party' group The nonprofit run by Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is likely to test notions of political impartiality for the court."


Stupid is as stupid does and, boy, do American ever does.

Home school textbook market dominated by books skeptical of evolution.:
"“Those who do not believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God will find many points in this book puzzling,” says the introduction to “Biology: Third Edition” from Bob Jones University Press. “This book was not written for them.” The textbook delivers a religious ultimatum to young readers and parents, warning in its “History of Life” chapter that a “Christian worldview … is the only correct view of reality; anyone who rejects it will not only fail to reach heaven but also fail to see the world as it truly is.”"

Channeling the true spirit of Disney.

Florida Lawmaker Attempts To Deny Tax Credit To Movies Filmed With Gay Characters:
"“Think of it as like Mayberry,” Precourt told the Palm Beach Post News. “That’s when I grew up — the ’60s. That’s what life was like. I want Florida to be known for making those kinds of movies: Disney movies for kids and all that stuff. Like it used to be, you know?”"

Full out onslaught of NeoCon history rewrite.

NYT columnist peddles ‘post-modern illusions’ and ‘propaganda’ to varnish Bush legacy | Raw Story:
"'My three cents,' began Andrew Sullivan, blogging for The Atlantic. '[No] president in the twentieth century did as much damage to this country as Bush: in terms of unfathomable debt, unwinnable wars, political cynicism, the dangerous fusion of politics and religion, the integration of torture into the DNA of America, the squandering of American soft and hard power, the lost years on non-carbon energy, the trashing of constitutional balance, and the immiseration of most ordinary Americans, he was a disaster. The only way in which Fish is correct is that the damage was so deep and so intractable that Obama, perforce, cannot undo it overnight and so cannot help but be tarred with its consequences, including a brutal recession."

B/C deep down, you know they loves them some child abuse.

GOP: Law banning child abuse in schools will lead to ‘government takeover’ | Raw Story:
"A proposed law designed to prevent child abuse in schools has been lauded by children's protection advocates, and slammed by House Republicans as an unnecessary expansion of federal government power."

Don't worry, Bart.....

Bart Stupak: Democratic Leaders Are 'Ignoring Me':

You aren't being ignored....

Democratic activist to challenge Stupak for seat | | The Detroit News:

"Washington -- A Democratic activist announced today she's challenging Rep. Bart Stupak out of her frustration that his hard line on abortion funding threatens to derail health care legislation pending in Congress.
And those like you are not being ignored:

Labor On Dems Who Block Health Reform: We'll 'Take Them Out'


Hurry the fuck up and take me out of the shit hole.

Anyone who doesn't believe in science is not allowed.

Mars In 40 Days: New Rocket Engine Could Make Quick Space Travel Possible
"After years of underinvestment in new technology and unrealistic budgeting, the President's plan will unveil an ambitious plan for NASA that sets the agency on a reinvigorated path of space exploration," the White House said in a statement.


Anonymous said...

Good thing Ms. Thomas doesn't have First Amendment rights. Wait a second, she can vote and participate in political activity, including speech? The Nineteenth Amendment? Holy free speech Batman!

Why hasn't this been raised with Ed Rendell? Wait a second, he's a democrat and his wife is only, only on the court of appeals . . .

It doesn't matter anyway because PACs don't have to disclose donors. Unless its an issue that is directly raised by the PAC, there will be no recusal. And if J. Thomas does recuse, it works in democrats favor because its one less conservative vote.


AAW said...

And there in lies the bullshit rub. I'll bet you 1000 right now that Thomas will never recuse himself. Never. Also, how convenient for Ms. Thomas:

"In January, Virginia Thomas created Liberty Central Inc., a nonprofit lobbying group whose website will organize activism around a set of conservative 'core principles,' she said.

The group plans to issue score cards for Congress members and be involved in the November election, although Thomas would not specify how. She said it would accept donations from various sources -- including corporations -- as allowed under campaign finance rules recently loosened by the Supreme Court."

Also, you may want to check on the Free Speech part. I though only Corporations were allowed free speech these days.

And what about Marjorie Rendell? I don' think her 'Avenue for the Arts' foundation is a political action committee.

And, PACS will have to disclose donors soon.

AAW said...

It is also within my 1st amendment right to point it out and call bullshit. Just because it isn't illegal doesn't mean that is doesn't damage the courts.

AAW said...

And, oh, looky, someone does address Rendell:

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.

Funny how you NeoCons throw bullshit around like confetti.

Anonymous said...

No doubt there's a lot of BS getting thrown around. Surely its not just the neocons. I will admit, however, to my fair share of the stench.

No doubt disclosure laws are neccessary, but I'm not sure that they are coming soon as you imply. The first time someone throws around the idea of disclosure I'm sure repubs and dems will come running crying free speech. The problem is that we are- as citizens- entitled to broad, free speech, BUT not anonymous speech.

As far as Ms. Thomas . . . the point I did not make clear or rather my questions was- must the spouse of a successful attorney-turned-judge forego their career? Especially if their career is political in nature? What if a judge is married to one of the talking heads? It seems as if the media is saying choose one or the other- which is rediculous.

As far as Thomas himself- surely you realize, even without his wife, he brings his own set of biases to the table. This is no different from any other judge. That his wife is politically active- until an issue arises its premature to cry foul.

And as far as damaging the courts? This too is a matter of perspective.

AAW said...

"Surely its not just the neocons."

Surely, it is entirely NeoCons/Republicans. Take that baby splitting 'it is both sides' bullshit elsewhere. It don't sell around these parts.