Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts






Senate passes Republican budget with deep safety net cuts
The Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while boosting military funding.
The 52-46 vote on the non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its first full budget in six years. It came at the end of a marathon 18-hour session that saw approval of dozens of amendments ranging from Iran sanctions to carbon emissions and immigration policies.




Looking for the guys who say America is a Christian nation? They're gutting food aid to the poor to fund tax-free inheritances for the rich.- LOLGOP











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Mike Pence should be glad Indiana businesses can't refuse service to bigoted and revoltingly fake Christians.- John Fugelsang










Europe Tightening Cockpit Rules
Europe's aviation safety agency will recommend Friday that airlines across the continent always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft, according to Scandinavian authorities.





Republicans want to eliminate any taxes the kids of the richest .01% pay on inheritances because that's how much they care about deficits.- LOLGOP












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After years of bashing Obamacare, tea party candidate Ted Cruz just signed up for it. And next week he plans to get gay married at Planned Parenthood.- Conan O'Brien













Magical Abortion Reversal In Arizona!
Doctors in Arizona might soon be required to tell women that abortions can be "reversed." As the Washington Post reports, the Arizona legislature just passed a bill that is the latest in state-based attempts to ban women from using their own health insurance to pay for abortion. What makes this bill especially Orwellian is this attempt to force doctors to put the stamp of medical authority on the fantastical belief that women en masse are regretting their abortions hours after getting them and are miraculously getting them reversed through heroic interventions by Christian doctors. 













Cruz Supporters Go Crazy On Republican Critic
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) said Friday that supporters of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had inundated his office with "vulgar, rabid and adolescent-type phone calls" ever since he criticized the presidential candidate earlier this week, the Washington Post reported.














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Indiana Anti-Gay Religious Freedumb Bill
Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a controversial religious freedom bill that could allow businesses and individuals to deny services to gays, in a move that prompted protests from some business leaders.
















You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, and it's those who watch Fox News.- Kona Lowell






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Mercedes Pick-Up Truck? For Rich Rednecks?
The German luxury brand says that it plans to enter the market by 2017 and that its first pick-up will take styling cues from its SUV range and comfort cues from its existing executive sedans











This current bumper crop of candidates thrives on fleecing believers with the promise of a Conservative Christian Garden of Eden. Act now. Space is limited. - Tina Dupuy






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Kraft Foods and Heinz will merge to create the fifth largest food and beverage company in the world. The merger will combine brands like Kraft Mac & Cheese, Heinz ketchup, Oscar Mayer wieners, and Philadelphia cream cheese. Or as stoners put it, "Already did that, bro.”- Jimmy Fallon





Shovel Ready Jobs Still In Limbo
It was another clear reminder of just how far apart the two parties are on any number of issues – including how to finance infrastructure spending.
Senate Republicans defeated a Democratic amendment to the proposed 2016 budget on Tuesday. It was aimed at kick-starting negotiations between the White House and Congress over a new multi-year program for funding highway, bridge and other infrastructure projects.









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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jeb Bush prepared to be third Bush to use military in Iraq





Jeb Bush prepared to be third Bush to use military in Iraq
If Jeb Bush does run to be 45, he says he is prepared to be the third Bush to employ American military power in Iraq...




In a sane world, the exact guys who led us into Iraq would be held to a one-war minimum.- LOLGOP











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Well, yes, military/drone intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, and Yemen didn’t work, but going to war with Iran can’t fail!- Tea Party Cat






The Real Death Panel
The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Wednesday signaled hostility toward the Obama administration’s refusal to consider costs before regulating emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants mainly from coal-fired power plants.






"Obama was willing to trade 1 deserter for 5 terrorists!" said the guy who was willing to trade 4486 dead soldiers for 1 dead Saddam.- John Fugelsang









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Looking forward to Rand Paul's libertarian approach to bombing Iran.- LOLGOP










Screaming To Impress His Favorite Lobbyists
A bombastic Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) unloaded on the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission during a congressional hearing Wednesday on net neutrality.
“You’re playing God with the Internet!” Gohmert shouted during testimony by FCC chair Tom Wheeler.




Ted Cruz is the first official candidate for the 2016 presidential election. As history has shown, the first declared candidate always goes on to win the election — except in 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000, 1996, 1992, 1988, 1984, 1980, 1976, 1972, 1968, 1964, 1960, 1956 . . . - David Letterman












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President Obama admitted that he doesn't get enough sleep. But doctors said he should find little tricks to doze off, like counting intruders jumping over the White House fence.- Jimmy Fallon








The Pope Will Visit Obama
Pope Francis will visit U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 23, the White House said today in a statement on the meeting, scheduled as part of the pontiff's first visit to the United States.




Five years later, Republicans just can't accept that Obamacare is working because they've never seen a Republican idea work before.- LOLGOP






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We can't let the terminally ill ruin their lives by getting hooked on marijuana.- Kona Lowell









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Ted Cruz: "I traded classic rock for country because of 9/11. And I traded my belief in science because the Kochs gave me a bagful of cash"- The Daily Edge










Norway Changes Rules After Germanwings Plane Crash
Budget airline Norwegian Air said on Thursday it had changed procedures to have two people in the cockpit at all times during a flight after the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.




We can't let the terminally ill ruin their lives by getting hooked on marijuana.- Kona Lowell











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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ben Carson calls Obama a 'psychopath'






Ben Carson calls Obama a 'psychopath'
Ben Carson says President Barack Obama is a psychopath.
His comment came in an exchange between the neurosurgeon who's likely to mount a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and his chief adviser, Armstrong Williams, captured by a GQ reporter on the night of this year's State of the Union address.




President Signs Order Making Ted Cruz Ineligible for Obamacare. - Andy Borowitz











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“Everybody wants to see Ted Cruz’s birth certificate.  Not me; I’ll take his word for it: he was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother.  Now let’s see his mother’s birth certificate.”- Rick Wise












Sen. Rubio Puts In His Worthless Two Cents
Some of President Obama's top political operatives were sent to Israel leading up to last week's elections in an attempt to defeat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday.





Ted Cruz could be president of the United States. If you thought the Secret Service was drinking before . . . - David Letterman











Iran To Hit US Soldiers?
As negotiations on a possible nuclear deal approach a March 31 deadline, U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed about Iran’s expanding military presence in Iraq — and the threat it may pose to American soldiers in the country.

















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Subject: Reinstate the draft 


Hi Lisa,

I have not seen anything close to the present situation in my lifetime.  The Iran letter could have been serious; thankfully, Rouhani saw through it and did not take it seriously.  So now it just looks foolish, as do its author and the other signers.  That letter will be a career-changer for Tom Cotton, I think.

Netanyhu?  He’s as craven and untrustworthy as they come.  Somebody should have brought in busloads of Arabs to vote against him.  Netanyahu is living proof that Israel’s main export is chutzpah.

Now Israel is saying it would never spy on the United States and try to subvert peace talks between the P5+1 and Iran.  My response: Bullshit.  I think that’s Obama’s response, too.

Netanyahu and our GOP want war with Iran, plain and simple.  If they get their way, I think Congress needs to take three actions:


  • ·         Declare war – we need a formal Declaration of War, no more executive-approved                       conflicts under the War Powers Act. 
  • ·         Pay for the war – we need a separate war budget funded by highly progressive tax                     surcharges.
  • ·         Reinstate the draft – we need to get the whole country involved in the war, including                 some of our precious fraternity boys who seem to have nothing better to do.  I say that as           a Vietnam-era draftee (who joined the Navy).


Then we’ll see just how much the country backs the idea of another preemptive war in the Middle East, when Middle America has to actually foot the bill and send its sons and daughters to do the fighting.

If Israel is facing an existential crisis, it was created by Netanyahu with the help of the American GOP.  I hope that at some point Israelis and Americans can see through what’s going on.

More later,
~Rick


Thanks for writing Rick. The GOP and Netanyahu want to bring upon the Apocalyse, and rapture to heaven. No wonder our founding fathers were so intent on separation of church and state. Now we know what it is like to be governed by loonies.










Ted Cruz released a presidential campaign video in Spanish. Cruz explained, "It's important for me to reach out to the people I'm trying to deport."- Conan O'Brien




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Christian Taliban Versus Planned Parenthood
A Texas woman admitted to police this week that she threw a Molotov cocktail-type device at a Planned Parenthood clinic in South Austin.













According to a new poll, exactly 50 percent of Americans view President Obama's presidency as a success. While the other half of Americans are actually candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. - Jimmy Fallon





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Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right. ~ Hillary Clinton





Obama Takes A Few Smirking Swipes
President Barack Obama ribbed Republican efforts to undermine Obamacare and their failure to offer a serious alternative on Wednesday from the White House.
"I mean we have been promised a lot of things these past five years that didn't turn out to be the case —death panels, doom, a serious alternative from Republicans in Congress," Obama said, smirking during a speech highlighting the fifth anniversary of his signature healthcare law. "The budget they introduced last week would literally double the number of uninsured in America."






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That awkward moment when Ted Cruz is forced to switch to Obamacare and then is not killed by the Death Panels.- Tea Party Cat











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What's funny about Jeb Bush trying to distance himself from George W. Bush is that George W. Bush would be leading the GOP primary by 60%.- LOLGOP






Bye Bye Democracy, Hello Oligarchy
A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists.
Asking "[w]ho really rules?" researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power.







A new article states that millennials have terrible conversational skills. When asked for comment, millennials texted a series of crying frowny faces. - Conan O'Brien










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