Friday, February 27, 2015

Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding
Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal.

The GOP is trying to destroy this country from within. My old moniker for the GOP: Slow motion coup d'etat, is more relevant than ever. :(

UPDATE: GOP didn't pass a bill funding homeland security. They are so useless.

I'm at #CPAC2015 where participants are listening to Republicans tell Obama teleprompter jokes, using teleprompters.- John Fugelsang

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

“When the conservatives go to run for president, you can’t have people disagreeing with 97% of the world’s scientists, relentlessly, and then claim you want to participate in the most powerful country in the world.” –Bill Nye

Yep. Global Warming Is Worse Than We Thought.
From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can't be seen is the battle raging underfoot to re-shape Earth.
Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans. 

John Boehner Tells Press To Kiss Off With Kissy Noises!
The Department of Homeland Security is headed for a shutdown tomorrow night unless Congress acts to fund it. Republicans in the Senate and the House can't seem to get on the same page as to the right strategy to solve the problem. It's deja vu all over again for a Republican congressional leadership...

Republican Shenanigans

O'Reilly's Pants Pulled Down. Again.
Former colleagues of Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News host whose tales of past reporting exploits are facing renewed scrutiny, have disputed his account of surviving a bombardment of bricks and rocks while covering the 1992 riots in Los Angeles.

 If Google auto-complete really reflects popular questions previous users have asked…and when you type, “Is the moon…” it adds, “real…” Then I give up, because that means the most frequent question people ask Google about the moon is, “Is it real?”  Also, if people have really asked, “Is the moon hollow? Is the moon a spaceship? And, is the moon a hologram? Then President Rick Perry, it’s all yours.   Just…Just take over. - Bill Maher

Right Out Of Central Casting
William Temple has a schtick. He goes to conservative events as as Button Gwinnett, a Georgia man who signed the Declaration of Independence. He carries a Gasden flag. (It's been signed by politicians including Ted Cruz and Michele Bachmann.)

“We should at least be honest with our kids and tell them the truth about drug laws in this country: Kids, if you’re going to experiment, make absolutely certain that, beforehand, your parents are white and well-connected.” – Bill Maher

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Do, you know that Jeb’s father, the first President Bush, was the last president who didn’t smoke pot? You can see the progression from Clinton copping to it but still needing to say he didn’t inhale, to George W. Bush, not denying it, just saying he wouldn’t answer, to Obama, who said, “Yeah, I smoked weed. I smoked a lot of it, and I looked cool doing it.”  

But, don’t all these guys – Clinton, Jeb, W., Obama – don’t they all owe a debt to the 40,000 unlucky Americans currently in jail for the exact same crime?  - Bill Maher

Sarah Palin Throws Herself & GOP Hopefuls Under The Bus. Why?
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) suggested — perhaps unwittingly — on Thursday that neither she nor any Republican weighing a 2016 presidential campaign is eligible for the position.

People joke about Hilary Clinton's age but she's still younger than the 85yr old Herbert Hoover ideas she'll be running against. - John Fugelsang

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“What is behind Giuliana’s comments? Racism. You’re not allowed to say this. We now live in a society where it’s worse to call someone a racist than to be one.” – Fran Lebowitz

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“Ben Stein last year during the campaign when it was heating up at the end, said, 
Obama is the most racist president we’ve ever had.'  And I thought, even more than the eleven who actually owned slaves?!” – Bill Maher

Head Transplants?
It's a fascinating concept. You have an otherwise perfectly healthy head on a body that no longer functions. You have, also, an otherwise perfectly healthy donor body. What if you could take the head from its non-functioning body and transplant it onto the healthy body?

"I'll be long gone before some smart person ever figures out what happened inside this Oval Office.'' --President George W. Bush


Seriously, if it wasn't for AHNC viewers, I'd starve! 


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Florida at night. The Everglades wetland is almost light pollution free. Photo/NASA Expedition 41

Best wishes for a peaceful weekend for everyone around the world.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

This Is What Republican Control Of Congress Looks Like

This Is What Republican Control Of Congress Looks Like
For John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, the honeymoon is over.
The 114th Congress was supposed to be a Golden Era for the Republicans to flex their muscle in the twilight of Barack Obama's presidency with their largest congressional majority in generations.

Poll: Americans Divided Over What Wild Animal They Would Like To See Congress Mauled By. - Andy Borowitz

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Congress' Approval Rating No Longer Detectable by Current Technology. - Andy Borowitz

Bill O'Reilly Lied About Nuns?
For the second time in as many days, Media Matters for America on Wednesday released a report detailing "an apparent fabrication" by O'Reilly.
The latest round of scrutiny is over a claim by O'Reilly that he witnessed the murder of nuns in El Salvador.

Bill O'Reilly fans agree- a lie isn't a lie if it makes you feel good.- John Fugelsang

My favorite story in the Bible is when Jesus fed 5,000 by passing out bootstraps and telling them to get a job.- LOLGOP

Meanwhile, Back In Gaza
The rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals in Gaza could take more than a century to complete unless an Israeli blockade restricting imports of construction materials into the Gaza Strip is lifted...

Conservatism. The civil rights movement for people who already have all the rights.- LOLGOP

Republican Shenanigans

Republicans Unlearning Facts Learned in Third Grade to Compete in Primary. - Andy Borowitz

Trump For Prez!!! Yawn.
Businessman Donald Trump is ramping up efforts for a 2016 presidential run, adding to a growing pool of potential Republican candidates, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Why is John Boehner's job security more important than our nation's homeland security?- Frank Sharry Tweet

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Dems. VOTE!
President Barack Obama urged Americans frustrated with the lack of progress on immigration reform to voice their discontent at the ballot box, lamenting the dismal turnout in last November's midterm elections.

We'll build a pipe for Canada's oil if we get Canada's universal health care, same-sex marriage & zero reproductive restrictions.- LOLGOP

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Poll: Americans Favor Legalizing Pot and Criminalizing Congress- Andy Borowitz

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A new CBS News poll shows Chris Christie is ranked ninth out of all Republican presidential candidates. He's just behind Bobby Jindal and just ahead of a gun wearing a cowboy hat.- Seth Myers

Google Invests In Solar Projects
 SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it created a $750 million fund to finance about 25,000 residential solar projects, with Google Inc investing nearly half the funding.



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Birling Gap, East Sussex, England. I don't think this is suitable for cliff diving.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nat'l Security Adviser: Netanyahu's Speech 'Destructive' To US-Israel Relations

Nat'l Security Adviser: Netanyahu's Speech 'Destructive' To US-Israel Relations
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday sharply criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned address to the U.S. Congress as "destructive" to U.S.-Israeli relations.

BREAKING: Bill O'Reilly won't attend Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress but he will say he did.- LOLGOP

The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam

Republicans moan about Obama's #KeystoneXL veto
RELATED: Republicans continue to block Obama's plan to fix America's 70,000 unsafe bridges.
 - The Daily Edge

Jon Stewart's Take On Billo
Jon Stewart started off Tuesday's edition of "The Daily Show" with a heavy heart, reporting on questions surrounding the integrity of his favorite sparring partner, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly.

Look, if Obama were any kind of man he'd patrol the border and fight off terrorists himself instead of using all those agents and troops. - Tea Party Cat

Republican Shenanigans

There's now more diversity in Apple emojis than in the Senate.- John Fugelsang

Isn't This In Violation Of The Constitution? Sure It Is!
An Idaho Republican said a proposed ban on faith-healing could violate the religious rights of her constituents – many of whom eschew medical care for themselves and their families.

George Bush: 'God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq'

The Dumber They Are, The Harder They Fall
Forty-nine percent of Republicans don't believe in evolution, a new Public Policy Polling survey found Tuesday.
The poll by the Democratic-leaning firm found that 49 percent of Republicans said they do not believe in evolution while 37 percent said they do believe in evolution. Another 13 percent said they were not sure.

Alaska news update:
Marijuana now legal.
Sarah Palin speeches still unintelligible.- The Daily Edge

Boehner Takes Mulligan. Hands Ball To Senate
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called on counterparts in the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which could face a partial shutdown unless the congressional funding fight is resolved by Friday.

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Death By A 1000 Self Inflicted Cuts
As Bill O’Reilly continues on the warpath against those reporting on whether he embellished his combat experience, new allegations have emerged that the Fox News anchor lied about being present at a suicide in Florida.

Leading Republicans express concern that shutting down Homeland Security will tarnish the credibility of their next 17 #Benghazi hearings.- The Daily Edge

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A theater in Colorado accidentally played “Fifty Shades of Grey” instead of “The SpongeBob Movie” to a theater filled with children. Which explains its new name: SpongeBob NoPants.- Jimmy Fallon

Business/Tech News

New Homes On The Rise
Sales of new homes in the U.S. avoided a winter dip in January, with prospects growing for a surge in demand as spring approaches.

I basically have three hair styles: - Straight - Wavy - Homeless. - how about no tweet

I'm a morning person. Don't shoot!



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Krabi, Thailand. The snorkeling must be fantastic!