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Ruminations Of the Easily Amused for April 5 2010
 


5 May 2010 at 10:40:40 AM
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Chet Edwards and others, including KBH, attempt to keep selling people on why earmarks are the way to go.

Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, said he only submits requests from constituents who represent non-profit, public and military organizations. Rodriguez sponsored or co-sponsored about $44.5 million in earmarks.

"Despite the politicization of earmarks, I believe that funding basic needs in our communities is a major part of what I do as a member of Congress," Rodriguez said. "Even Republican senators agree that with House and Senate Democrats that this is how we should represent our constituents. The process has become more transparent than ever, with all requests posted online -- with members' names attached -- so that anyone can track them."

That's not the point, although certainly anybody ought to be able to see what pork is out there. It is that the process is inherently unfair. Anybody else has to go through a grant process, perhaps hire someone to help write the grant in order to try to get help from a fininte pool of money. But Congresspersons get to bypass the process and act like mini-kings and queens, who, because of their personal largesse and power, are able to bestow favors. It's Just Wrong.

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Ew Story O Day of Religious Right Hypocrisy. Georger Rekers, who is one of the co-founders of Focus on the Family with James Dobson, took a *rent boy* to Europe with him. Ick.Explict Link ahead- Here's the link to the Rent-Boy he took (warning-the site is very explicit).  And here's Gawker on it.  Plus, of course, a clip of what Mr Rekers has said about this campaign to help homosexuals.

That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy's client and, as it happens, one of America's most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera.

Reached by New Times before a trip to Bermuda, Rekers said he learned Lucien was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. "I had surgery," Rekers said, "and I can't lift luggage. That's why I hired him." (Medical problems didn't stop him from pushing the tottering baggage cart through MIA.)

Heh. Yeah. I"m sure when he was getting the rent boy, he missed the very explicit photos of men having sex with other men and the ad for fetishes at the top.  You know, I decided a couple of years back that when you see men, particularly Republicans or fundamental Christians, being highly vocal about homosexuality, it's because they're attempting to fight it in themselves OR they are trying to divert attention away.This guy was from Focus on the Family, for gosh sakes! The self-appointed bastion of religiosity!

Are Americans going to quit watching television? For us, we got an antenna and are watching free teevee, Netflix and some streaming (although the internet is not the fastest out here so streaming Netflix is not an option). How much teevee do YOU watch?

Stingers in movies.

Do you really want Darth Vader giving you GPS directions?

Get 5 minutes of green time every day!

BP seals off the first ot THEIR LEAKS. And No, this is BP's Problem, it is not An Act Of God (as Rick Perry said). But the finger pointing begins.

More reasons not to be on Facebook-Major security hole that lets you view other's live chats THAT THEY THINK ARE PRIVATE.

Yeah. You? You're on a watch list as a terrorist and can't get off, even though your name is David Smith. The terrorist with the car bomb? Another story.

John McCain-Reason O Day I'm glad he's not president.

Or Joe Lieberman

How many kids are legally beaten in US schools?

Meh To Laura Bush

If I call myself a conservation group, will people believe me?

 

 

 

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