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There’s uneducated; there’s stupid; there’s pig-ignorant … and then there’s Louie Gohmert

May 6, 2014

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Usually, someone has to make an extraordinary ass of themselves for me to single them out for a truth attack (that’s what I call it when I use their own words and actions to make my case against them).  In the case of Texas Republican Congressman and certified 100-percent Grade-A asshat Louie Gohmert, that attack […]

The Corporate Fellatio Continues: Congress sets to make tax loopholes permanent

May 5, 2014

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Republicans in the House are getting ready to grease the skids to make a series of tax breaks and loopholes permanent that only benefit the super-wealthy and their corporations they own. They don’t intend to offset them by closing other loopholes or raising rates; no sensible cost-cutting; none of the “dollar-for-dollar” demands they put into […]

Obama’s Senate super-majority: Fiction at its finest

January 5, 2014

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To all my Republican friends, those of you who are faulting Barack Obama and Democrats for “doing nothing while they had a super-majority for two years,” I’d like to present you with something called “facts.” I know this concept is alien to you, but try to follow along as best you can. A “super-majority” occurs […]

National Sales Tax: Not *the* solution, but *a* solution

March 1, 2013

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It’s safe to say that the current United States tax code – all 84,319 pages of it – is almost as popular among the vast majority of Americans as the science teacher who gives a pop quiz, a test and seven hours of homework on a Friday. America has what is arguably the world’s most […]

News round-up nursery rhymes

January 19, 2013

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Kick, kick, kick the can, always down the road. Never solve a single thing, just whine and blame and goad. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57564747-10391739/house-gop-to-seek-three-month-debt-limit-hike Old Fibber Cantor sat in a chair. While the country waited for answers all day. When the debt deal came calling and while Boehner was bawling, Fibber Cantor said “No budget, no pay.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/18/eric-cantor-debt-ceiling_n_2505001.html […]

The Great Obama ‘All White Male Cabinet’ Conspiracy

January 10, 2013

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SO … today’s outrage du jour among the screeching Republican bobblehead rank-and-file is that President Barack Obama is loading his cabinet with all white men, and violating his promises of diversity. They complaining that he isn’t appointing women. They’re complaining that he isn’t appointing minorities. They’re complaining that he isn’t appointing the disabled. And, of […]

Republicans block bills that would return jobs to U.S., call efforts ‘silly’

August 4, 2012

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  GOP’s McConnell calls ‘Bring Jobs Home Act’ a ‘silly waste of time’ In the U.S. Senate on July 19th, the “Bring Jobs Home Act” was stopped by the Republicans using the filibuster on a cloture vote preventing the legislation from advancing to the Senate floor for debate and an up or down vote. The […]