Monday, June 25, 2012

Headliines - Monday June 25

Onward Christian Flyboys

This is the very definition of chutzpah:
More than 60 Republican lawmakers have signed a letter to U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accusing the U.S. Air Force of being "hostile to religion," according to Fox News.

The letter, drafted by Reps. Todd Akin (R-MO), Diane Black (R-TN) and Randy Forbes (R-VA), calls on Panetta to investigate a series of cases where the Air Force "succumbed" to pressure from outside groups, such as the removal of a paragraph from a Squadron Officer School training document saying, "if you attend chapel regularly, both officers and Airmen are likely to follow this example. If you are morally lax in your personal life, a general moral indifference within the command can be expected."

The document was taken out following a complaint by the Military Religious Freedom Foundation that the line "creates the inescapable impression that regular church attendance is a requirement for commissioned Air Force officers in order to demonstrate positive morals to subordinates." The foundation said it violates the constitutional ban on religious tests for U.S. office holders.
The Military Religious Freedom Foundation was created because the US Air Force was becoming a fundamentalist Christian cult. I'm surprised it's taken them this long to start a full-blown pushback.
".....Quite simply, the United States has never been witness to a presidential candidate, in modern American history, who lies as frequently, as flagrantly and as brazenly as Mitt Romney." Here's a list of thirty lies Mitt Romney has publicly told in just past week alone...
Grand Dragon Inquisitor Darrell Issa admitted to Fox News' Chris Wallace today that there is no evidence that the White House was involved in Fast and Furious.
Wonkette: Governor Asks Shooters Pretty Please Self-Regulate While Utah Burns Because Of Shooters

thug life

Yesterday, ThinkProgress reported that Karl Rove, disgusting human being and co-founder of the American Crossroads Superpac, is making a "mockery of the law" by attending a Romney-hosted retreat for top $100,000-and-up campaign bundlers and donors at a Park City, Utah, resort. Predictably, the internet is all a-twitter at the shocking revelation that a SuperPac cofounder would coordinate with a political candidate. Shocking, isn't it.

Via ThinkProgress:

This weekend, Mitt Romney and his campaign will host a retreat for top $100,000-and-up campaign bundlers and donors at a Park City, Utah resort. The event, dubbed the "First National Romney Victory Leadership Retreat," will reportedly be an opportunity for "strategizing and fraternizing" between those bankrolling the campaign and those running it.


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