Saturday, June 26, 2010

Drill BABY Drill!!!

Notice the GOP doesn't have their minions chanting this anymore...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brutally Honest Ad: Clint Webb for Senate

Why can't all politicians be this honest...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Iconic Ironic Photo Taken at BP Gas Station

Certain policians, like GOP Minority Leader John Boehner, are suggesting that taxpayers help foot the bill for the oil spill. Sure. Gulf residents struggling to pay their bills after this disaster should certainly pull their weight instead of picking on the giant, multi-billion dollar foreign oil company that actually caused the damage.

Teabagger logic: YOU are responsible for spills.

Nice sentiment....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Teabaggers Rush in to Defend BP

I was reading through the comments in my last post and couldn't resist. A teabagger agrees that the big bad Obama is shaking down poor helpless BP by getting them to pay for their mess. Teabaggers are quite content letting the poor saps on the Gulf fight for decades in Court like the Exxon Valdez victims. What really got me going was his claim about restitution funds being unConstitutional (despite it being done in previous administrations, including the last one). I would like to address this joker myself.

Mr. Teabagger...Nobody but NOBODY thinks your klan are defenders of the Constitution except other teabaggers. If you were really "defenders", there would have been a peep out of you when the Bush administration spied on literally millions of people without warrants.

From 2006:
The Bush administration doesn't deny it has been spying on Americans - they brag about it. They're listening to our phone calls, reading our emails, and looking at our bank transactions. They're gathering databases about our medical records, what we charge on our credit cards, and where we travel.

When Democrats point out that this is illegal without a court order, Rove simply floods the airwaves with Republicans who say, "We're doing it to protect you!"

I got into an argument in late 2006 with local radio gadfly Bud Hedinger, a Beck wannabe wingnut who now fancies himself a teabagger, who told me that I shouldn't care if someone listens in on my phonecall "to Aunt Tilly". The teabaggers haven't actually read the Constitution, so let me tell them: Due Process, Free Speech, and Protections from Unlawful Search and Seizure are all in there.

Now these some people, who thought these actual violations were all okay under Bush, are outraged over Obama...a Constiutional law scholar who actually respects the document. But hey, Bush was a GOPer, not a scary, competent Black Man.

By the way, if you teabaggers were really sincere, you would be fighting for Wall Street reform.

Wall Street is the only place in America where SOCIALISM exists. When they make bad decisions, they got a massive bailout from Bush paid for by working class stiffs.

If you recall, the Tea Parties were originally formed to protest the bailouts.

So, no doubt you will take this opportunity of course to launch your own protest of the socialist TARP money, the easy credit, the lack of regulation, the wild risk taking and the excessive bonuses paid with taxpayer money?

Righhht... You aren't going to do anything.

Honestly, I feel sorry for you. You are a dupe. You think you are fiercely independent when in fact you are part of the most easily manipulated movement in history. All that anger toward the power establishment and what happened? YOU WERE USED by that same establishment to fight against health care reform and to try to protect the health insurance companies.


Now, when it's time to fight the financial companies, where are the teabaggers??

Nowhere to be found. Why? Because FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity didn't organize any bus rides to Wall Street. They didn't manufacture the outrage they did in protecting the health care companies. They used the Tea Party protestors for their own purposes and then left them on the side of the road, only to be picked up again when they are needed in November.

You are never, ever going to protest Wall Street because you guys are ignorant dupes being led by the nose by your corporate overlords.

And now you are fighting tooth and nail for BP because Rush and other of your handlers told you to.

Your handlers protect, deregulate, and allow corporations to move jobs out of the country and avoid taxes. It’s not surprising to see teabaggers following orders and rushing in to defend BP and absolve them of all liability. It is difficult to sit and watch oil pollute beaches and cook animals alive while ‘sorry’ Republicans defend BP, but Boehner and your hero, Joe Barton, have received millions from Big Oil, so you do as your told.

Wake up. Your whole movement is a sad joke being played on its own members.

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Because if you think about it, they really are the victim in all of this...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

GOP Pushing Criminal to be Florida's Next Governor!

How corrupt and dumb is the GOP in Florida? Well, the head of the Florida GOP was just arrested, but not seeing the irony in that, this happened:

McCollum and Scott Deadlocked for GOP Nomination

An internal poll in Florida for Bill McCollum (R) shows him in a dead heat with Rick Scott (R) for the Republican gubernatorial nomination...

A Quinnipiac poll released last week found Scott leading by 13 points.

Rick Scott is a criminal. Yes, a freaking, bona-fide criminal. Racheal Maddow did a segment on him. He was forced to resign as the head of a company that pled guilty to MASSIVE amounts of systematic fraud, including 14 felonies, leading to a historic $1.7 billion fine--the largest government fraud settlement in US history!

He barely escaped imprisonmnet.

The kicker... he is running as a "reformer"!

Seriously, how screwed up does your party have to be to look at a known criminal and say "THAT's OUR GUY"?

I guess as screwed up as a party who thinks someone voted the worst legislator every year would make a good Senator, along with somoene who was voted one of the worst CEOs of ALL TIME.

Rick Scott made millions with a company that defrauded the government and the American people for profit.

He should be a national embarrassment. But here in Florida, he is a contender.

The money he stole he spent running ads against Health Care Reform as a precurser to a run for Guber. He is now spending millions on ads blanketing the airwaves on his campaign.

Yet this REAL criminal is running on a platform to go after MADE UP criminals... his almost sole issue is to copy Arizona's wacky immigration law. If you live here, you know that Florida has a ton of problems right now... the largest deficit in our state's history, insurance companies leaving, a foreclosure crisis only behind Cali's and Michigan's, schools bleeding money and teachers, our tourist-based economy faltering, and so on.

One problem that we REALLY don't have is immigration. Cubans are legal if they reach the shore, and the GOP doesn't mind because many for some reason vote for them. The brown people they love to hate are Mexicans. Yes, there are illegal Mexicans here...but most are brought in by companies to work the fields for cheap labor. They aren't the problem.

Scott is running a campaign almost completely focused on this non-existant threat. Besides being immoral, it's stupid. Florida's economy is largely based on tourism. Arizona lost over 90 million so far in tourism AND THEY HAVEN'T EVEN IMPLEMENTED THE LAW YET!!

WTF does he think is going to happen if WE enact that law?


More wingnuttery, like McCollum, Scott has no plan on what to do for the four million Floridians with no insurance if healthcare reform is somehow repealed. It's just not important.

Speaking of "government intruding on healthcare": what is most frightening is how Scott jumped on Crist for vetoing the right-wing legislature's bill that would REQUIRE a woman to get an unnecessary and extremely intrusive vaginal ultrasound---then get a LECTURE on abortion--and THEN PAY FOR IT.

Do you what it's called when a woman is forced to be penetrated against her will? Rape. I don't use that word lightly. But that is EXACTLY what the hell it is. If she wants a legal procedure, she has to consent to being violated, humiliated, lectured, and then pay for it all. Sick. Sick Sick.

Florida has more Dems than GOPers, but because of Gerrymandering, the right-wing is firmly entrenched. Do NOT look to the FL legislature to stop this nut...they are more extreme than he is.

If this teabagger is elected, he will HAVE NO TROUBLE enacting the following:

- Arizona's Breathing While Brown law

- Allow drilling on our coasts (and probably Mica's idea for drilling the Everglades)

- Forced Rape to Prevent Abortion bill

- The Anti-teacher law that punishes teachers working with difficult children (Crist vetoed even before he switched)

I don't know what's worse, his teabagging right-wing extremism or the fact that he is an unrepentant criminal with no morals.

I do know that if elected, he will do real damage to my state.

PS--Support AMENDMENTS 5 AND 6 this November for Fair Districts. Out of the past 400 legislative races, only THREE incumbents have lost. That is the result of the worst gerrymandering in the US. That is why we have extremist, right-wing legislators who can't be gotten rid of--they pick the voters instead of the voters picking them.

That is why Scott can't be our next governor. Florida would be a teabagging paradise.

(BY the way, millions signed the petition for 5 and 6. So our underhanded legislature put AMENDMENT 7 on the ballot to "clarify" Amendments 5 and 6 and nullify them---so OPPOSE AMENDMENT 7!!)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Governor Crist VETOES Forced Rape Bill

Finally, some sense from this guy.

As I already explained in an earlier post, and in seeing the responses from those who have had it, it is rape. Pure and simple. The bill would have FORCED a woman to be violated with an object, against her will, in order to get a legal medical procedure. It is not just harrassment, it was rape to intimidate. Period.

On top of that, the woman would have been subjected to a demeaning lecture, and, to top it off, she would be forced to PAY for it! How governmentally intrusive can you POSSIBLY be!!

Now that Crist vetoed this insanity, he may be eligible for my vote. I still support Kendrick Meek hands down, but if his poll numbers do not improve, I will pull the lever for Crist. No more wingnuts.........

PS..STRONGLY support Alex Sink for governor! If McCollum or Medicare fraudster Scott become our governor next November, this horrible bill will rear its ugly head again.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

GOP Leader Boehner Demands Apology for Slur

When I read the headline about Minority Leader John Boehner being angry about a slur, I had assumed it was the utterly offensive sentiment expressed from a GOP official who called OUR president and a GOP Gubernatorial contender "RAGHEADS".

But no, what got Boehner even more orange than usual was a joke from a freakin' Beattle.

And he wants an apology...NOW!
House Minority Leader John Boehner is demanding an apology from music legend Paul McCartney after the Beatle took a slap at President Bush during a recent White House ceremony....

Upon receiving the award, McCartney deadpanned, "After the last eight years, it's great to have a president who knows what a library is."

Boehner said that showed a "lack of grace and respect".

No doubt, the lies and toxicity that Rush, Palin, and Beck spew on Obama can't be considered "a lack of grace and respect".

In the meantime, this "honorable" GOP offical decided to express his grace and respect:

Republican state senator Jake Knotts went on a local politics chatshow on Thursday night and called Haley a "raghead", and at least once "a f#!king raghead," according to one local newspaper report.

"We got a raghead in Washington; we don't need one in South Carolina," Knotts said more than once.

So where is the call for his apology, John?