There’s a new group that is forming, calling itself Million Vet March on the Memorials. It’s yet another well-meaning, but misguided attempt to help during this completely unnecessary government shutdown caused by hostage taking in the House of Representatives. It was born out of the orchestrated storming of the barricades at the World War II […]
So who are the people that are driving us toward default and who do they represent? Start with Steve King of Iowa, who said threats of default are “false demagoguery.” Friday’s New York Times ran a piece on the people who live in King’s Fourth Congressional District in Iowa. “When I reached Brent Geels, co-owner […]
Tick, tick, tick. Every day the shutdown drags on and every day we edge just a little bit closer to default on the debt. A week ago I would have given the chances of default at about 20%. Today I would say the odds are 50-50, and growing more likely by the day. Why? Reading […]
The latest fake outrage, whipped up by propaganda merchants like Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, claim that monuments, especially the Lincoln Memorial, have never been closed. Never, ever, ever, ever. In history. Of course, they provide no evidence of such, but with a brief search of The Google, we easily found this photograph, taken during the […]
The unrest in Washington continues. Man dumps a can of gasoline on his head, sets himself on fire. Man Sets Self On Fire At National Mall: Reports.
Randy Neugebauer, Tea Party Republican Congressman representing the 19th District of Texas (and birther), acted like a complete jackass yesterday by berating a National Park Ranger at the closed World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC. After voting to shut down the federal government, he rushed down to the memorial to grandstand […]
New York dailies have some of the best headlines of any local paper. The Daily News is famous for abrasive language on their covers. After the government shutdown Monday night, here was the cover on Tuesday morning: Couldn’t have said it better myself.
Public Policy Polling released a new poll yesterday about conspiracy theories that circulate among political groups. The findings are pretty scary, and explain why those in Congress believe shutting down the government is a good thing, not bad. Here are some of the findings: * 62% of Republicans believe the Obama administration is secretly trying […]
Not only did House Republicans vote to send back to the Senate a bill which they know has no chance of passing, they decided to go a little further: “House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. […]
Osama bin Boehner released his list of demands yesterday–what he wants in exchange for freeing the debt ceiling hostage. The list includes: A one year delay in implementation of the ACA. An overhaul of the tax code. (Read more tax cuts for the top 1%). Construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More offshore oil and […]