Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22


"I'm with South Carolina," said GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, who also faces voters next year. "I believe in traditional marriage — between a man and a woman, without animosity. I don't mind if people are able to transfer their property, visit their loved ones in hospitals, but marriage to me, I've stayed with the concept of traditional marriage."

Which is why he is still single.


The News Director Vlae Kershner at the San Francisco Chronicle thought it would be a good idea tocompare Trent Mays, one of the teens who raped a girl in Steubenville last summer, to lovable scamp Eddie Haskell from Leave it to Beaver.

Fans of classic TV will remember Eddie Haskell from "Leave It To Beaver". Making mischief, getting his friends in trouble, sucking up to their parents as if he were the nicest boy who ever lived.
If the writers had cast Eddie as the bad guy in a crime show instead of a sitcom, he might have resembled Trent Mays. He's one of two teenagers convicted in juvenile court Sunday of digital penetration (which in Ohio constitutes rape) of an intoxicated 16-year-old girl in Steubenville last August.

So a helpful way to understand how this boy raped a girl, we should consider a late-50s fictional television personality who modeled mischievous boyhood?


The First Federal Gun Laws To Pass Since Newtown Are All NRA Approved


Boehner Pledges To Keep Country In Perpetual Crisis: Intends To Take Debt Ceiling Hostage Again


GOP Congressman: 'The Best Thing About The Earth Is If You Poke Holes In It Oil And Gas Come Out'

Georgia mom shot in leg and baby killed in stroller by kids with gun

Yep. We need more guns.

Ono photo - see below



Dixie - Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Jim Crow) has proposed a change to the tax code to create an official, permanent underclass for immigrants who would be unable to take advantage of the tax benefits even after they earn legal status. (Think Progress)


Burnt Offerings - Hey guys, remember that time that the Xristian Xrazies prayed for bad weather to rain out The Kenyan's convention speech? Well, they are at it again: now they are praying for Olson and Boies to have a bad day in court:
"May those arguing on behalf of same-sex "marriage" present their arguments in an inept, confusing and unconvincing way. May they fail to gain traction in the minds of the Justices. May the right of Californians to amend their state constitution to protect marriage be confirmed by the Court, and may the Defense of Marriage Act be ruled constitutional (Lev 20:all; 1 Sam 2:8-10; 2 Chr 14:11; 20:12-27; Pr 22:28; 24:21; Is 8:18-20; Dan 7:25-27; 2 Cor 2:5)."

(Family Research Council's Prayer Team)

Prayers don't work anyway, but too bad they couldn't pray for an end to world hunger or poverty or something helpful and not hateful.


Death of the Media - A paper in WV printed an unattributed rant which called for "queers" to be put to death along with "n*ggers, spics, kikes and wops." So of course the nightly news covered it, too. (Raw Story)


Nostalgia! - Sandy Rios can neither confirm nor deny it, but she sure will speculate (as she did in the '90s) that Hillary Clinton is a lesbian:

"Hillary Clinton, there have long been rumors about her sexual persuasion; if you don't know that you need to know that. I can't confirm or deny anything; I just remember that Dick Morris was the first one to raise this publicly. He worked with Bill and Hillary Clinton for a number of years and he said on public television, I was shocked because I knew about the rumors, he actually alleged that Hillary was a — he was trying to make excuses for Bill Clinton when he was caught with Monica Lewinsky — and he basically said, I believe it was on Fox many years ago when that broke, basically hinted that Hillary was a lesbian."

(American Family Association)


But it's silly to worry about rightwing extremists and guns, right?

Suspect mugshot


"I'm not gay. So I'm not going to marry one." Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)

This might be the worst thing he's done since accusing Max Cleland, a triple amputee decorated Vietnam war veteran, of being unpatriotic for opposing the Iraq War. Here's to hoping the karma itches and stings.



That's why we're here because we're saying let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. Let's not do that. Let's love people, let's care about people. Let's repeal it now while we can.

Obamacare is literally killing women and girls and senior citizens!

For her part, Bachmann displayed her unparalleled love of people by casting her vote today in favor of the Paul Ryan budget.


press release from the Department of Health and Human Services published this morning states that seniors have saved roughly $6 billion on prescription drugs following the closure of the infamous donut hole.

As the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act approaches, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today more than 6.3 million people with Medicare saved over $6.1 billion on prescription drugs because of the health care law.

"By making prescription drugs more affordable, the Affordable Care Act is improving and promoting the best care for people with Medicare," Secretary Sebelius said.

The Affordable Care Act makes Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) more affordable by gradually closing the gap in coverage where beneficiaries must pay the full cost of their prescriptions out of pocket. This gap is known as the donut hole.

House Republicans voted to approve the Paul Ryan budget this morning by a margin of 221 to 207, and what does this budget include? Among other things, it would reopen the donut hole.

The Ryan budget would repeal health reform's provisions that improve Medicare benefits, including closure of the Medicare prescription drug donut hole and coverage of preventive services without cost sharing. These repeals would adversely affect current Medicare beneficiaries as well as those not yet eligible.

Health reform has begun to close the donut hole — the gap in Medicare prescription drug coverage that many seniors experienced once their annual drug costs exceeded $2,840. Before health reform, seniors had no additional coverage until their costs hit $6,448. Starting in 2011, seniors in the coverage gap began receiving a discount on brand-name and generic prescription drugs. These discounts and Medicare coverage will gradually increase until 2020, when the entire donut hole is closed. The Ryan budget would reopen the drug donut hole.

What the Republicans voted for today should be thoroughly documented for posterity and reiterated next year during campaign season.


The "Show Me Your Papers Before You Go Potty" Bill

Arizona Republicans are considering a bill that would punish you with six months in jail if you use the wrong — or more specifically what they say is wrong — bathroom.

PHOENIX (AP) — A prominent Republican lawmaker in Arizona wants to link public bathroom use to birth certificates in what civil rights advocates are calling the nation's toughest anti-transgender measure.

The bill would require people to use public restrooms, dressing rooms or locker rooms associated with the sex listed on their birth certificate or face six months in jail. [...]

With more people identifying as transgender, state and local governments are increasingly banning gender-identity discrimination to ward off legal battles, but opponents and proponents alike complain the laws don't explicitly demand businesses provide equal access for transgender people, creating confusion over how governments, restaurants, clothing stores and other establishments must act.

According to the Associated Press, the local Arizona press has dubbed this the "Show Me Your Papers Before You Go Potty" bill, which I couldn't have come up with myself.

The idea of telling transgender persons that they're using the wrong bathroom is offensive, and using the power of government to police and punish them for their supposed bathroom trespasses is ridiculous. Shouldn't we focus resources on real criminals rather than finding new ways to turn innocent citizens who are minding their own business into new criminals?

But, you know, limited government! Small government! Or something. Small enough to fit in the bathroom.


Proof! - Notably nutty End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles of TruNews says that the proof that the Kenyan Usurper is actually Old Scratch hisself is that the actor playing Old Scratch in The Bible Miniseries looks like the Kenyan, therefore the Kenyan is the Debbil. Q.E.D. You got that?

"Now here's my take on it: I believe Mark Burnett and his wife and the History Channel. I don't believe they intentionally portrayed the Lucifer character to look like Mr. Obama. I think God guided the hand of the makeup artist and blinded the eyes of everybody on the movie set while it was being recorded, and the spiritual blinders were removed Sunday night when the program was broadcast nationally on the History Channel. How many clues do we need from Heaven to understand that the man in the White House is a devil from Hell?"

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