Bill Nye-the-Science-Guy explains to some dimwit wingnut on Fox News that moon volcanoes are not part of global climate change. But the priceless moment is the look and pause that Bill Nye gives this low-watt bulb right after he is asked about global warming from moon volcanoes. http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201107280007
What do we see? That during Democratic presidencies, all the way back to Truman, there was a decrease in the ratio of total debt to GDP. But during Republican presidencies, all the way back to Nixon, there was an increase in the ratio of total debt to GDP. And it doesn't seem to matter much who is in congress, per the data. What does seem relevant is who was in the Oval Office, an R or a D. Ds always showed an decrease in debt/GDP, while Rs almost always showed an increase. Even Obama, who had to deal with the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression (and one he inherited from George W Bush), "only" increased debt/GDP by 9%. Bush increased it by 20%.
And if you prefer to add up the raw numbers, from Truman to Obama, Democratic presidents added $3.43 trillion to the debt, while the Republicans added $9.83 trillion.
Did you know that it wasn't nearly as hot as the lying liberal weather bureaus said it was during the massive heat wave that had recently gripped middle America? Well, it must be true because no matter what the... also lying and liberal... thermometers said, Pigboy has decided that the purported heat wave didn't happen and reports to the contrary are nothing but another liberal plot to take away our freedoms. Or something. I'll let you sort it out.
Now They're Even Denying The Weather | On his radio show Monday, Rush Limbaugh declared that "almost no temperature records were broken" during the recent heat wave and that media outlets who reported on "record-breaking" heat were telling "a bunch of lies" to "advance a political agenda of liberalism." Fox News repeated Limbaugh's insane claim:
Limbaugh's remarks echo a Newsbusters post in which Noel Sheppard claims that "almost no temperature records were actually broken." He came to this conclusion by ignoring most of the temperature records. Nevertheless, Sheppard's claim was picked up not only by Limbaugh but also Fox Nation:
You'd think after 20 years of this kind of garbage even the halfwits among us would realize that Rush isn't even trying anymore. No matter what happens he just pukes out the same, tired old "It's all a vast liberal conspiracy" bullcrap. He no longer even pretends try to connect the dots, just opens his mouth and spews.
But, what the hell... when you're nothing but a hate peddler who gets paid for inflaming morons I suppose you don't need to worry about quality. Just keep said morons raging against anyone and everyone with the intelligence to know better and laugh your fat ass off all the way to the bank.
Even after proposed hike, Reagan increased debt ceiling twice as fast as Obama.
What's happening in the exciting/awful dullsville of dismantling America? Well, jaundiced boozebag John Boehner did just what his bosses told him — he even coordinated the extremist-corporate bill's passage with the publication of some jackass propaganda posted under his byline at the National Review Online. But it didn't matter, because the Senate immediately tabled the House bill on a 59-41 vote. And now … eh, who knows? Mud wrestling? In any case, America is doomed. READ MORE »
He's just following the Jesus priority list
Rick Perry Discusses Awfulness of Gay Rights While Texas Burns
Rick Perry recently skipped Texas, where there is an epic drought engulfing 90% of the state, so that he could tell social conservatives at a GOP donor sleepover party in Aspen (ahem) that the recent passage of a gay marriage bill in New York was its own business, states rights, etc. Then, here's a little quiz, massive outrage ensued about which of these two things, the fact that he a) skipped out on drought management or b) does not hate gays enough? READ MORE »
Mr. Spock unimpressed with U.S. politics
Just in time for US default, US recession gets much worse
While the Republicans try to force a default of the American Nation with such tactics as "scholarship grants are for communists," the Democrats are engaged in an exciting game of catch-up. "Oh," Obama might say, looking thoughtfully at his hands, "Pell Grants are communist? Well then, I offer a compromise of shutting down Medicare and turning our National Parks into private endangered-species hunting camps run by Ted Nugent. What else can we do?" Meanwhile, the U.S. Economy is rolling along — rolling down, fast. Turns out the 2008-2009 recession was far worse than economists could comprehend at the time, even though it was very clear to actual working people that we had plunged into a long and perhaps permanent downturn. And while economists are still pretending the "recovery" is something real and not just more double-your-money fun for America's millionaires and billionaires, they're finally admitting that once they fudge their numbers another percent, we're actually already in a second recession. READ MORE »