Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eyes on Obama

* President Obama will be taking his first overseas trip as President for the G20 conference. People and nations will be watching his every move. According to the Telegraph, security will be tight. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will also meet with the Queen.

* Those of us who care about environmental issues are happy about President Obama recent decisions. Washington Post:

President Obama signed a sweeping land conservation package into law Monday, protecting more than 2 million acres as wilderness and creating a national system to conserve land held by the Bureau of Land Management.

The measure, a collection of 170 bills that represents the most significant wilderness effort in at least 15 years, would provide the highest level of federal protection to areas such as Oregon's Mount Hood and part of Virginia's Jefferson National Forest, along with sites in California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia. It also authorizes the first coordinated federal research program to investigate ocean acidification and allows additional funding to protect ecologically valuable coastal areas and estuaries....

....The law also establishes the 26-million-acre National Landscape Conservation System, which aims to protect the most environmentally and historically significant lands controlled by the BLM. The new system, which encompasses 850 sites, including the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in southwest Colorado, Agua Fria National Monument in Arizona and Nevada's Black Rock Desert National Conservation Area, requires the agency to make conservation a priority when managing these areas.....

Isn't it amazing how the Obama differs from Bush on the environment and protecting our natural resources? We should all offer a collective 'thank you' to the President for his positive leadership on these environmental issues.

Monday, March 30, 2009


While watching Countdown with Keith Olbermann, I thought I'd check out a few comments made by right wing wacko, Glenn Beck. Olbermann noted that Beck had made some disparaging comments about the 9/11 families. Here is what I found through the Google archives:

Media Matters, September 9, 2005
(from the September 9, 2005 broadcast of the Glenn Beck radio program)
...you know it took me about a year to start hating the 9-11 victims' families? Took me about a year. And I had such compassion for them, and I really wanted to help them, and I was behind, you know, "Let's give them money, let's get this started." All of this stuff. And I really didn't -- of the 3,000 victims' families, I don't hate all of them. Probably about 10 of them. And when I see a 9-11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, "Oh shut up!" I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining. And we did our best for them. And, again, it's only about 10.....

Then Beck goes on to talk about the people who survived Hurricane Katrina:
....New Orleans is 181 square miles. A hundred and -- 0.2 percent of the disaster area is New Orleans! And that's all we're hearing about, are the people in New Orleans. Those are the only ones we're seeing on television are the scumbags -- and again, it's not all the people in New Orleans. Most of the people in New Orleans got out! It's just a small percentage of those who were left in New Orleans, or who decided to stay in New Orleans, and they're getting all the attention. It's exactly like the 9-11 victims' families. There's about 10 of them that are spoiling it for everybody....

I don't know how anyone can listen to Beck.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Still More...

With each new day, you learn something new. Today I learned even more about the Republican budget plan and their other proposal, as posted at The Gavel:
.....President Obama and Congress have presented America with a budget that is a detailed blueprint for economic recovery that will cut the deficit we inherited, cut taxes for middle-income Americans, and create jobs by building a new, clean energy economy, investing in education to prepare workers for the jobs of today and tomorrow, and making health care more affordable and accessible for all Americans.

In contrast, House Republican leaders today offered a document with little detail that would lead us back to the failed Bush economic policies that the American people have soundly rejected. House Republicans even propose to repeal the critical investments of the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which will create 3.5 million jobs and is already helping to put people back to work.....

The Republicans want to repeal part of the stimulus package??? How would they do that? Isn't that like punishing people? Since the Republicans had no numbers in their budget, what would they do? Can anyone trust the GOP with anything?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Zero Numbers in the Republican Budget

It is hard to believe it, folks. The Republicans have hit the skids, the bottom, and have gone down the tubes. The Republican budget has "0" (zero) numbers in it.

Here is an ad from the DNC:

The Republican Party is nothing but a joke. Is this their offer of an alternative to the Obama budget???? Shame on Boehner, Cantor, and the rest of the Republican do-nothing but whine party.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Things I've Learned Today

>>>> Rush Limbaugh has won a contest as the 2009 Unsexiest Man of the Year, according to the Boston Phoenix. If you don't believe me, you need to read their description of his unsexiness. It is hilarious!!!!

>>>>>>> If you ever visit St. Augustine, Florida,
............ you must eat at Amici Restaurant. The food is wonderful and a local favorite. It has authentic Italian food, which is extremely important!!!!

............ stop in at the Pepper Palace. Located at the City Gates and across the street from the fort, Pepper Palace is just the stop for hot sauce and salsa fans. You can even order your hot stuff online.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The President

* I'm am very surprised about the uproar from some Catholics about the planned commencement speech by President Barack Obama at Notre Dame. While I'd bet you that he won't mention the word abortion even once, some Notre Dame supporters think it is inappropriate for President Obama to speak at the Catholic school because of his support for a woman's right to control her own body. Personally, if the President were going to speak at my commencement, I'd be thrilled. He is an excellent speaker and very inspirational. For more on this, check out USA Today.

* The Republicans are hoping that former Vice President Dick Cheney keeps a lower profile. Every single time he speaks, people are reminded of the failures of the last administration.

* The President has offered to hear any suggestions about the budget. Unfortunately, the Republicans haven't provided any suggestions other than to bash the President's plan. The Republicans are like the empty tin can--- making noise, with an absence of content.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


>>> There she goes again!!!

Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann was showing her loony side again today at the Financial Services Committee. Some of her questions were very combative. She has been her usual goofy self. Recent comments from Bachmann have raised eyebrows-----

Minnesota Public Radio

GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann calls herself a foreign correspondent behind foreign lines and is calling for a revolution. Her spokesman tells that Star Tribune that she was speaking metaphorically.

Wow. To think that voters in Minnesota had a chance to elect her Democratic opponent and passed up the chance. Do they think they have voters remorse?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Doing the Right Thing

It appears that some money involved in the AIG bonuses will be repaid, according to an article in the New York Times. Here is more:

The New York State attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, said on Monday that he had persuaded nine of the top 10 bonus recipients at the American International Group to give the money back, as the Senate retreated on plans to tax such bonuses.

Mr. Cuomo said he was working his way down a list of A.I.G. employees, ranked by the size of their bonuses, and had already won commitments to pay back $50 million out of the total $165 million awarded this month. But in a reversal of the stand he took last week, he said he did not intend to release any names....

...Mr. Cuomo said that he hoped eventually to recover $80 million in bonuses paid in March to A.I.G. employees in the United States. But he said an additional $85 million had gone to people outside the United States, and he did not believe his office had the legal standing to pursue them....

What made some of the AIG executives decide to return their bonuses, while others refused? Was the public pressure and the threat of humiliation just too much for some to handle? No matter what their reasoning, it is good that they've decided to repay the bonuses.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Lies and Gross Inaccuracies

If you only listened to Republicans and Fox News, you probably are unaware of the falsehoods and downright fabrications that they generate. Here is an example from Rep. John Boehner (Republican leader) as captured by CNN and commented by someone at Gather.com:

BLITZER: He seemed to be saying, all those Republicans who want a free market, who want to deregulate, who want the government off the back of these huge corporations, look
what they're -- look what we got as a result of all of that.

BOEHNER: Wolf, you have to understand, there was no deregulation of anything
in the financial services industries. As a matter of fact, there was an increase in regulation.

Huh???????? Boehner is just spitting out his right wing propaganda. Here is a little something from the U.S. Senate about the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Boehner will do all he can to make the Republicans look blameless for the banking problems we have today. In reality, the Bush administration and the GOP looked the other way while all the free-wheeling, high-living, bonus-giving, Enron-loving insanity was going on with their permission and encouragement. Soon, Boehner and the lying Republicans will be telling us that Barack Obama created the recession! We know the truth and that is that President Obama inherited the mess left by George W. Bush and the GOP.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


>>> Keith Olbermann just named Republican Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Sam Brownback as the "Worst Persons in the World" because they are holding up the appointment of Christopher Hill as the ambassador to Iraq. (Read more about these obstructionists at Think Progress.)

>> Mrs. Obama has plans to plant a vegetable garden at the White House. Check out the story at Mother Jones.

>>>The Obama administration is supporting the women suing Wal-Mart, according to Bloomberg.com:

The Obama administration sided with women suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for discrimination, urging a federal appeals court to let the current and former workers sue as a group and proceed with the biggest sex-bias case in U.S. history.....
....Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. private employer, is accused of paying women less than men and giving them fewer promotions. The 2001 lawsuit was originally filed in San Francisco by six women seeking to represent other employees....

How many times have current and former Wal-Mart employees sued the company for unfair labor practices? This is why I don't shop at Wal-Mart.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

News: The Prez and The Boss

* President Obama is going to Orange County, California, for a special town meeting. Orange County, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, is the center for Republicans in the state. Besides the town meeting, President Obama will appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday night.

* Bruce Springsteen will help celebrate Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a special concert on May 3rd, reports Poughkeepsiejournal.com. Sounds like fun! Backstreets.com announced that the Boss will appear at 11pm on Thursday, March 19th, on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Those Bizarre Republicans

* More bizarre stuff from Republicans:

.Sen. Charles Grassley (Iowa-R) suggested that executives from AIG should kill themselves. (Dispatch)
...Dana Perino and Ari Fleischer are still defending former President George W. Bush.
.....Dick Cheney appears out of nowhere and then defends the Bush administration's waterboarding and warrantless wiretaps (CNN).
......Right wingers, Republican Rep. Jean Schmidt, and some Glenn Beck fans have a "tea party" in downtown Cincinnati (WLWT).
........The TSA is still investigating Republican Sen. David Vitter's out of control behavior at Dulles
Airport (CNN).
............Laura Ingraham, right wing talker and self-appointed weight control expert of the GOP, has continued her attack on Sen. John McCain's daughter, Meghan McCain. Meanwhile, Meghan McCain appeared on The View to respond to Ingraham (wowowow.com).

Monday, March 16, 2009

Another Idiot

Raw Story:

Now a Florida legislator has proposed that random drug-testing also be applied to those receiving unemployment insurance, justifying it as a way to make state funds go further.

Florida State Senator Michael S. Bennett told Fox News host Steve Doocy on Monday that with the unemployment rate in his recession-battered state running between 10% and 11%, he worries that the Unemployment Trust Fund might be exhausted.

"I wanted to ensure that people who are qualified for unemployment -- that the money would be there when they actually go down and get unemployment and that we weren't supporting the people who were not able to go to work," Bennett explained. "It was nothing against the people who were using the drugs as much as it was to ensure that the people who needed unemployment, it would be there when they got there...."

I'll give 10 seconds to guess Bennett's political party. .................... You are correct!!!! Republican.
If I were to choose some words to describe Bennett and his stupid idea, I would not be able to print them here.

Florida depends on tourism. If people do not have jobs, they don't go on vacation. Bennett needs to stop blaming the unemployed for their own job losses and look at diversifying the types of companies/employers that currently are located in Florida. However, this might take some actual work for Bennett and the do-nothing Republicans. Republicans would rather be involved in a blame game than do actual work.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

AIG Bonuses???????

It was announced that the bailed out insurance firm, AIG, will be handing out massive bonuses to some employees this week. CQ Politics:
The situation with insurance giant AIG, which received $170 billion in government bailout money and plans to pay out employee bonuses totaling $165 million is “outrageous,” President Obama’s top economic adviser said Sunday, but noted that “the government cannot just abrogate contracts” that were in place.
Word of the bonuses has generated such deep concern in the Obama administration that Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner told the firm they were unacceptable and demanded they be renegotiated....

Unfortunately, AIG says the contracts cannot be broken and the bonuses will be paid. Shame on AIG and their employees. AIG owes the federal government money and they should repay that before they give out bonuses. (The CG Politics page said that these "bonuses" were part of the agreement hammered out during the Bush administration. Why am I not surprised.)

Saturday, March 14, 2009

GOP Irrelevant????

* Is the Republican Party irrelevant? If they continue to respond with the same choice of words ("no" and "tax cuts"), Americans will ignore them. The GOP has become like that obnoxious loud neighbor that only talks about one subject and you're no longer listening.

* The Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer "showdown" had huge ratings. Entertainment Weekly:

Thursday night's anticipated appearance by CNBC financial guru Jim Cramer on Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Jon Stewart netted big ratings, the cable network announced on Friday. The program drew a crowd of some 2.3 million viewers, making it the year's second-most-watched Daily Show installment, after the episode that aired on Inauguration Day (which garnered 2.6 million pairs of eyeballs). Overall, it was among the top 10 shows in the 12 1/2-year history of the fake news program.

Although the Daily Show calls itself "fake news" or satire, it is important to note that Stewart has turned it into a fine art. Not everyone can do it.

*** ABC NEWS has debunked the latest Fox News talking point:
The treasure trove of documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Defense regarding Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's use of military aircraft doesn't seem to prove the organization's allegation that Pelosi has made "unprecedented demands" for the flights.

In fact, it appears that Pelosi uses military aircraft less often than her predecessor, former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert....

....The documents obtained by Judicial Watch also disprove another frequently repeated rumor about Pelosi's travel: that she regularly flies home to San Francisco in an Air Force C-40, the military equivalent of a Boeing 737. According to the documents, Pelosi did not make any domestic trips on a C-40 during the 23-month period from January 2007 to November 2008. Her trips to San Francisco have all been on smaller executive aircraft, usually an Air Force C-20 (the equivalent of a Gulfstream G-3) or a more plush C-37 (a Gulfstream G-5)....

The Republicans need to stop demonizing Speaker Pelosi. We all know the Republicans are operating without ideas, plans, and leadership. The GOP has nothing to offer and so they attack Speaker Pelosi. I think Americans will continue to support President Obama and the Democrats because they are offering hope and a plan for fixing the country. The Republicans? Not so much.

Friday, March 13, 2009


- In case you missed it, you can view the Jon Stewart vs. Jim Cramer meeting at Comedy Central.

- Daily Kos has an analysis of some recent approval polls. It is worth a look simply to see the abysmal declining approval ratings of congressional Republicans. You can see the Daily Kos chart here.

- The University Senate at the Ohio State University, has recommended that Ohio State change from a quarter system to semesters as early as 2012, according to a story at the Dispatch. This type of discussion has been going on for years. We'll see what happens.
The Ohio State University is large:
Total Acres (all campuses combined) 15,910
12,000 courses
167 undergraduate majors
130 master's degree programs
103 doctoral degree programs
7 professional degree programs
Total Enrollment: Columbus campus: 53,715
...........Total University Enrollment: 61,568

It might be easier to move a mountain.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

News From All Over

* The Back Talk Blog at the Chicago Sun-Times has been running a contest of sorts to come up with a name for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's book. Here are a few of my favorites contributed by readers:
Scumdog Millionaire
The Bouffant Cowboy
Wait Until You Hear the Whole Story

Check out the entire list at Back Talk.

* The Philadelphia Daily News has a story about the Wounded Warrior Program:

...The program - launched last year by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-Pa.; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. - provides disabled Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with two-year fellowships with the House of Representatives.

The fellowships can lead to full-time jobs in congressional offices.

Thus far, nine wounded vets have been awarded fellowships. Lasko became the first Marine in the country to take advantage of the program when he went to work two months ago for U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa.....

Dan Lasko's story is highlighted in the article.

* It has become apparent that Republican leader John Boehner doesn't know anything about economics. His suggestion that we cut all spending to get the economy moving is just plain dumb. It looks like Paul Krugman also has some critical words for Boehner in a recent opinion piece in the NY Times.

* Tonight Jim Cramer of CNBC will be on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. It should be fun.

* Did you know that South Carolina has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country? Gov. Sanford doesn't seem to care. His plan to use the federal stimulus money to pay off state debt has met with stiff opposition. Real Clear Politics here is an excerpt from today's post:

*Gov. Mark Sanford is officially rejecting federal stimulus funds, but the legislature plans to vote to accept it against his request. The State with the chaser to this shot: "Sanford's announcement came the same day as new unemployment data showed the state with the nation's second-highest jobless rate, at 10.4 percent."

Is Sanford another Republican who needs to take a few courses in economics?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The empty box represents the solutions that the Republicans have for fixing
the economy. Yes, folks, the Republicans have no clue as to how to get people back to work. However, what the GOP will do is attack, smear, and accuse the Democrats of not being successful in their efforts. It is a strategy that the Republicans have used over the years---- distract and attack. President Obama has been in office for 50 days and there is still plenty of work to do. Let us encourage and support him as we rebuild.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We Know

Americans are aware of the fact that President Obama has many things to fix. He is working longer hours than his predecessor and actually reads several newspapers. President Obama has made a concerted effort to reach out to the GOP in a bipartisan effort to solve our nation's problems. Unfortunately, the Republicans are not interested in cooperating.

The Earth Times:
(This was taken from a DNC release.)
Today marks the 50th day of the Obama Presidency. In the last seven weeks,
President Obama and the Democrats in Congress have provided health care to
11 million children by expanding SCHIP, promoted equality in the workplace
by passing the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, lifted Bush-era restrictions on
life-saving stem cell research, and passed an economic jobs and recovery plan
that will save or create 3.5 million jobs while fixing our schools, putting America
on the path to energy independence, and laying the foundation for long-term
growth in the 21st Century.

Unfortunately, instead of joining the President in finding practical solutions to
the challenges facing our country, Republicans in Washington have chosen to
follow Rush Limbaugh's obstructionist politics every step of the way. Almost
every single Republican in Washington voted against the Presidents' jobs and
economic recovery plan, and the Chairman of the Republican National Committee
even suggested he would support primary opponents for the three Republicans
who voted for it. The bills to expand SCHIP and promote wage equality passed on
largely party lines, and all Republican leaders in both chambers of Congress are
resisting the President's stem cell plan. In fact, just yesterday one key House
Republican admitted that his Party is more interested in bringing down Democrats'
poll ratings than in passing real efforts to address the challenges facing our country.
And, during the debate over the President's jobs and economic recovery plan one
House Republican Leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, told the Washington Post the
Republican approach to the Obama plan was "just saying no."

The GOP's strategy is delay, delay, delay, in hopes that they'll win the 2010 midterm elections and control the House and the Senate. We just had an election and we voted for change. If Republicans are unable or unwilling to work seriously on legislation, it might be time for the GOP to go into oblivion. If you have a Republican for your district or as a Senator, check and see what they're doing to get people back to work. It might be time to start e-mailing the do-nothing Republicans. Tell them that their failure to support the President's agenda has caused you to believe that they love their GOP more than their country.

We know that the President and the Democrats are working to get our country moving again. The Republicans are doing nothing.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Patrick McHenry Explains The Republican Strategy


Rep. Patrick McHenry, right wing Republican from North Carolina, has revealed the Republican strategy, and it is shocking.
The Voice of Arizona has the AP wire story:

GOP Rep. Patrick McHenry, a key player in helping craft the Republican message, has offered an unusually blunt description of the Republican strategy right now.

McHenry’s description is buried in this new article from National Journal (sub. only):

"We will lose on legislation. But we will win the message war every day, and every week, until November 2010," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., an outspoken conservative who has participated on the GOP message teams. "Our goal is to bring down approval numbers for [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi and for House Democrats. That will take repetition. This is a marathon, not a sprint."

While the country goes down the tubes, the Republicans will refuse to cooperate in any way, shape or form, for political gain. So while more people lose their jobs, businesses close, and the soup lines and homeless increase, the Republicans will sit on their hands in order to reap some sort of political gain.

(We've seen something like this in the past from Patrick McHenry when he pushed continuing the war in Iraq for all eternity. McHenry, is old enough to still enlist, but he'd rather let your son or daughter go to war. Rep. McHenry was a huge cheerleader for President George W. Bush's war in Iraq.)

If this bit of information today from McHenry is the Republican strategy, Americans should stand up and refuse to take this kind of behavior from the GOP. We voted for change and apparently, the Republicans still haven't gotten the message. Call the National Republican Congressional Committee and give them a piece of your mind: 202-479-7000.

Monday's Notes

* Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina must subscribe to "Do as I say, not as I do" rule. Graham has been crying and complaining about the latest budget bill and the attached earmarks. However, Graham is one of the guilty parties that wrote some of those earmarks. Shame on Graham.

* The Dayton Daily News has a list of companies that are hiring. You can check out their list here: Dayton Daily News Job List. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it might be worth checking.

* If you live in Columbus and haven't visited Ace in the Hole Music, you've missed one of the few independent music stores still existing. Ace in the Hole is located at 1153 Kenny Centre Mall, in northwest Columbus. Visit Mike and check out their music collections.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Did you see....

* Would you like to see this roadway sign? View poster/sign here from the Democratic Underground.

* Looks like right winger, Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, doesn't have his facts correct.
Raw Story:

....In comments made at a Republican news conference on the need to save the district's federal school voucher program, DeMint said, "If you send a kid to [public] school in D.C., chances are that they will end up in a gang rather than graduating," according to an article in The Washington Times.

The Times noted that the graduation rate for D.C. Public Schools was close to 70 percent last year, which puts it in line with the national average.

DeMint's own state of South Carolina however has a much lower graduation rate - 56 percent, which is the fourth lowest rate of any state in the country, according to a 2008 article by South Carolina newspaper, The Post and Courier....

Those statistics from South Carolina are shameful. DeMint is clearly out of touch.

* Sen. John McCain has been complaining about earmarks. However, McCain's buddy, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has requested 37 earmarks (see GreenvilleOnline.com). Hey, McCain! Go talk to your Republican buddy and tell him enough of these earmarks!!!!

* According to Cleveland.com, Jim Tressel, Ohio State football coach, and five other college football coaches, will visit our troops in war zones in May.

Smart Women

I agree with the post at Daily Kos. Senator Claire McCaskill is superb in the Senate for telling it like it is.
(You Tube)

It might be time to have Sen. McCaskill take a bigger leadership role!

> Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is getting things done. With her "can do" attitude, Clinton is making progress and meeting leaders that have been overlooked for far too long.

> If you haven't seen the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, then you are missing the smartest woman on television.

Thursday, March 05, 2009


> Rush Limbaugh, has challenged President Obama to a debate, according to the New York Daily News. This is hilarious. President Obama is the leader of the free world. Rush Limbaugh is...... to quote Al Franken's book title, Rush Limbaugh is A Big Fat Idiot. (I loved Franken's book!!!!! You can get it on Amazon.)

Limbaugh might be the head of the Republican Party, but he is nothing but a putz.

*** Jonathan Alter was on Keith Olbermann's Countdown on MSNBC. Alter referred to the Republican Party as "....the party of Jello..." He goes on with this explanation in his Newsweek column:

Rush Limbaugh, the man who did more than anyone else to create the modern Republican brand in the 1990s, is now destroying it. Everyone knows he has "jumped the shark" culturally—become a black-shirted joke even as he dominates the headlines. But it's worse than that for Republicans. Limbaugh has taken the great GOP calling card—toughness—and shredded it. The party of Lincoln is in danger of becoming the party of Jell-O.

Witness the specter of party leaders from Georgia Rep. Phil Gingrey to South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford to Republican Party chairman Michael Steele all issuing craven apologies to Limbaugh after uttering the truth, which is that Rush's rhetoric is "ugly" and that he was wrong to say he hoped President Obama would fail. The monster the GOP collectively created—Rush's "dittohead" army of conservative listeners—makes life miserable for anyone who dares criticize the Great Bloviator. By enforcing right-wing political correctness, the dittoheads are making their party leaders look weak....

The Republicans do look absolutely ridiculous and comical.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Party of NO!

The Republican Party has become the party of NO! They voted NO! for the stimulus package. They voted NO! for mortgage assistance. They act tough, but they get weak in the knees when it comes to standing up to Rush Limbaugh.

Q: Who controls the Republican Party agenda?
A: Rush Limbaugh

Q: Who controls the "talking points" for the GOP?
A: Rush Limbaugh

Q: Who is the leader of the Republican Party?
A: Rush Limbaugh

Q: Who has instilled such fear into the elected GOP officials that they are afraid to utter one word against their leader?
A: Rush Limbaugh

Q: Who are the Republicans serving.....Limbaugh or their constituents?
A: Limbaugh

It is no wonder that Americans are looking to President Obama and Democratic Party for leadership and a way out of this economic disaster left by the Bush administration. It may take some time, but doing something is better than doing nothing, as the Republicans had proposed.

The American people are just not that into Limbaugh and his Republican Party.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


This is from Americans United for Change:

Tuesday's Tidbits

> You can track the Ohio counties that have asked for stimulus money. The Zanesville Times Recorder has a link to Ohio Recovery site to view "shovel ready" projects for each county, along with costs, and number of jobs created.

> I think it is absolutely hilarious that Republicans are afraid to offend their leader, Rush Limbaugh. Every single time some GOPer says something that offends Limbaugh, the offender then runs/calls to ask for forgiveness from their all mighty mouthpiece. With Limbaugh as the face, brain, and voice of the Republican Party, they are in serious trouble. Limbaugh calls women "feminazis" and is anti-union, anti-immigrant, anti-minority, and anti-Obama. Limbaugh is wrong to say he wants the Obama administration to fail. It this administration fails, the country fails. This recession would turn into an economic depression.

How can Limbaugh be the "moral compass" of the Republicans? He dropped out of college, was married three times, and allegedly takes Viagra (re: CBS 6/27/06 , Smoking Gun 7/6/06 ). Do only Republicans need Viagra? Just asking.

Monday, March 02, 2009


Rush Limbaugh said the Obama administration has caused the "...bastardization of the Constitution..." Seriously. Since when is Limbaugh a Constitutional lawyer?

Rush Limbaugh, the overweight hatemongering college dropout, who is anti-minority and anti-women, thinks he speaks for Americans. He doesn't speak for me. However, he apparently is the leader of the Republicans. Now that the GOP worships at his feet, they've apparently given up on bipartisanship.

As for me, I'll do my best to dismiss the pontificating of Rush and his minions. It is apparent that Rush and the GOP have gone off the deep end.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Those Republicans

Don't like what the Republicans are saying? Shut them off. Tired of looking at John Boehner's obstructionist, suntanned face? Change the channel.

I've been following the recent meeting of the CPAC group. It is amazing how all these right wingers look up to the likes of Joe the Plumber and Rush Limbaugh. The Republicans are counting on these losers to lead them. Great.

*** I did find a blogger that sums it up, Coturnix at Science Blogs:

...The Republican party, is now a clown car.

The sane, thoughtful conservatives have left it over the years, some prominent ones quite publicly last year, either more openly by stating they are leaving GOP, or a little more carefully, by endorsing Obama for President.

What is left are racist, sexist, homophobic, femiphobic, xenophobic, Creationist, authoritarian, cowardly scuzbuckets like Rush Limbaugh, Michele Bachmann, Bobby Jindal, Steve Sailer, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, Anne Coulter and Joe The Plumber. And the lowlife that came to Palin events to drool at her. And the most insane Republicans in Congress. The sane ones lost their elections. None of them left in the House. A couple of them still in the Senate, but will have to switch to Independent if they want to get re-elected in their Blue states. The brand is THAT damaged....

Well done!!!