Mubarak to people: "Suck it."
Everyone believed Mubarak was announcing his resignation. He did no such thing. Something awful comes next.###
"I'm not sure everyone agrees with you, Rush." - the 5500 men and women who died for the Bush bastards
Women are reacting with outrage over the comments made by two Frederick County commissioners Tuesday advising Head Start mothers to stay married and not hold jobs outside the home.
Commissioners Kirby Delauter (R) and C. Paul Smith (R) said during a meeting that the best way to help their children succeed in life is to stay married and stay home with their children. Both men touted their wives and the sacrifices they made by not holding jobs outside the home. [...]
On Tuesday, commissioners voted 4-1 to pull $2.3 million in county funding from the Head Start program as of March 1.
The three-legged stool of conservatism is strong and united at CPAC! Yes, as intelligent and alive as a small piece of furniture. However, the stool may not last long, as the hotel they chose, the Marriott Wardham Park, seems to currently be infested with bedbugs. Yes, we knew that, but are there blood-sucking insects there too? Har har har. "I woke up seeing the bed bugs on the bed, on my shirt and even on the bed that I am not using. Unbelievable!!! The hotel staff wasn't surprised with what happened at all. I will never stay here again," one visitor wrote recently. Hey, don't worry about that. That sounds more like Teabaggers than bedbugs.
I can't see through my tears of laughter right now.
Record cold, snow storms and freezing pretty much everywhere, and this? ...
These numbers are only for FY11, so we're not comparing apples and oranges. As you can see, Republicans have already voted for tax cuts that will add nearly fifteen times more to the national debt as they are proposing to cut on the spending side.
Republicans are also saying they plan to propose another $12 billion in cuts, but they haven't offered any details to back up their claim. On the tax cuts side, about $45 billion of the tax cuts are dedicated to the wealthiest 2% of Americans.
Bottom-line is that no matter how you slice it, no matter what their rhetoric may claim, Republicans are not at all serious about reducing the budget deficit or national debt. They are complete frauds.
If they were serious about fiscal security, they'd recognize that we've got a long-term challenge, not something that can or should be solved in a single budget cycle. And just as importantly, they'd recognize that revenue is every bit as important as spending, and that on the spending side our primary focus should be on reducing the growth in health care costs and reinvesting our bloated military budget on domestic priorities.
Surprised and Stunned, I'm sure
Did you hear that the self-proclaimed self-made man who was the son of a really really wealthy guy spoke before a bunch of conservatives yesterday?
Hard to believe.
I bet he then left to speak to a convention of bankers about how awesome it is to blackmail your way into being bailed out of pending bankruptcy, repeatedly. They learned it all from him.
Only in America.
There are vile, violent and evil men populating the history of our Nation, but you have to look long and hard to find folks as immoral, dishonorable and deceitful as Nathan Bedford Forrest. He is a patron saint of white supremacy, racism and treason.
So naturally, he should be celebrated as a wingnutopia role model.
He was an entrepreneur and in the years leading up to the Civil War he made a fortune buying and selling people. He was the co-fonder of the "NegroMart" a wholesale mega store for slaves and when the war started he was filthy rich.Read the rest of this post »
Hosni Mubarak announced yesterday that he enjoys being a rich dictator and is not interested in resigning so just deal with it, causing widespread grumpiness and serious blue balls throughout Egypt. And today we learn that the Egyptian army supports Mubarak's decision to serve the rest of his term. Weak, weak sauce. Meanwhile, army leaders "continue to call on the pro-democracy movement to stand down," while promising not to "pursue protesters through legal means." (They will pursue/run over protesters with their secret police vans instead.) Is this really the orderly, democratic transition of power that the Egyptian people were promised? [McClatchy]
Donald Rumsfeld sad about torture, opponents of torture
Are you a small business owner looking (now that our economy is in Recovery) to hire an actual destroyer of human beings for your growing Torture of Humans business? In today's competitive atrocity market, run-of-the-mill teenage terrorists with their scrotum-fuses and YouTube videos probably won't get the job done (though they are notoriously cheap workers). You'll likely need a death-monster with exceptional organizational skills, a man who knows desks and flow charts as well as he knows piles of nekkid prisoners. Might your reviewer suggest Donald Rumsfeld, with his résumé/memoir Known and Unknown? He might. READ MORE »