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Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 28 2012 (salon) Unbelievable. Selma, Alabama wants to put up a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest- who founded the KKK. What's next, a statue of Hitler? Why are we fighting about educating our children? .....- 8/28/2012 12:34:50 PM
Republicans, Enough with the Death Panels and Independent Payment Advisory Board Lies (salon) Daily Beast Death panels were a lie then, in 2009, in that perfervid summer of town-hall hysteria, and were named the “Lie of the Year” by the independent fact-checking group Po.....- 8/28/2012 10:47:21 AM
What IS it about Republicans and RAPE? Sheesh! Tom Smith Steps into it (salon) Really, Republicans? Rape is equal to an *out of wedlock* pregnancy????????? "Mr. Smith replied that he 'lived something similar to that with my own family, and she chose life. I c.....- 8/28/2012 10:36:11 AM
Hey Mitt Romney and Republicans- I'm a REAL American, JUST LIKE PRESIDENT OBAMA (salon) Mitt Romney must have determined he can win no other way than by trashing every demographic that is not an old white male. Otherwise, why in the world is he actively working to divide Americans? I .....- 8/28/2012 9:53:12 AM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day (Aug 28 2012) So Dangerous to be in France During the Vietnam War edition (salon) Mitt Romney sure does love his Romneycare At a 2008 event in New Hampshire, Romney was asked by a voter “you supported national healthcare in Massachusetts, are you going to the same .....- 8/28/2012 10:28:26 AM
Parents-Don't Hold Your Children Back with Creationist Crap (salon) Mitt Romney sure does love his Romneycare At a 2008 event in New Hampshire, Romney was asked by a voter “you supported national healthcare in Massachusetts, are you going to the same .....- 8/26/2012 5:31:31 PM
Obama not *Real*?- Enough, GOP with the *Real* Americans and the Fake Ones (salon) So, the Republican party really is the party for the Insiders (if you're a white man of privilege) and the Outsiders (if you're female, black, brown, yellow, ie not a White Man) I'v.....- 8/26/2012 2:50:23 PM
Glen Rose ISD using United States Department of Education Funds (pharper) Rick Perry said he would do away with the United States Department of Education, many other Republicans have agreed that this entity is no longer needed. I decided to find out if Glen Rose ISD was .....- 8/26/2012 1:03:08 PM
*Can't You Take A Joke, It Was Just Some Humour*-Why Romney's Birther Comment is Offensive (salon) Mitt Romney, the other day, said something that was the epitome of White Privileged Male regarding whether anyone had ever asked for his birth certificate. The implication was that people HAVE asked f.....- 8/26/2012 1:27:25 PM
Laughing at Mitt *I'm So Unpopular* Romney O Day - August 26 2012 (salon) George Romney braver than Mitt Hahah. Mitt Romney NOW wants to tout Romneycare. The Massachusetts law contained the same central elements as the federal healthcare reform plan, most no.....- 8/26/2012 11:55:28 AM
Mitt Romney Stars in the DO-Over (salon) George Romney braver than Mitt Hahah. Mitt Romney NOW wants to tout Romneycare. The Massachusetts law contained the same central elements as the federal healthcare reform plan, most no.....- 8/26/2012 11:12:36 AM
Sid *Sonogram* Miller-That Shooting Feral Hogs from Helicopters Not Working Out so Well (salon) DMN A year after the law took effect, the hoopla has died down. Shooting hogs from the air isn’t wildly popular and the animals are finding ways to avoid the gunners, meaning helicopt.....- 8/26/2012 11:08:31 AM
How Are US Religious Fundamentalists Any Different Than Middle Eastern Ones? (humanbeing) From Truthout.org by Shirin Sadeghi In the American media, the news from Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Afghanistan and elsewhere generally runs along the same themes: scary, violent and religious nuts.....- 8/26/2012 7:36:49 AM
COULD MR. ROMNEY STILL OWE TAXES? (humanbeing) From Huffington Post: WASHINGTON -- Tax experts who have begun to examine the Bain Capital documents released Thursday by Gawker are raising questions as to whether presumptive GOP presidential.....- 8/24/2012 8:54:21 PM
How is denying health services to the poor Ďa win for women? (humanbeing) From The Washington Post: ON TUESDAY, a federal appeals court lifted a preliminary injunction against a measure that excludes Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas from receiving state funds. In .....- 8/24/2012 8:47:44 PM
Hahah. So much for Mitt Romney's Character or Credibiliy-He goes Birther (salon) Wow. It's one thing for Mitt Romney to pal around with Donald Trump and Ted Nugent, even though both those things in itself show a lack of integrity and character. It's quite another for hi.....- 8/24/2012 12:26:10 PM
We might ask the same thing about EFH that people are asking about Bain (salon) "Is there any fairness in a system where a group of people can borrow a bunch of money to buy a company and pay themselves millions of dollars in dividends and fees, while the company itse.....- 8/24/2012 11:23:45 AM
Mitt Romney and Bain- He'll Give you Nothing (salon) "Is there any fairness in a system where a group of people can borrow a bunch of money to buy a company and pay themselves millions of dollars in dividends and fees, while the company itse.....- 8/24/2012 10:29:16 AM
RNC Extreme Position on Abortion-No Exceptions-Does Romney Agree? (salon) The platform that the RNC wrote is DIFFERENT than Romney's stance is DIFFERENT than Paul Ryan's extreme stance CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien points out that the party's abort.....- 8/24/2012 9:56:30 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused August 24 2012-Mitt Romney Still Unlikeable (salon) Well, no wonder. He STILL doesn't want anyone to know what he paid in taxes and how he hid his money. Gawker got a document dump from Bain. 7 Takeaways from Gawker's Bain/Romney dump He.....- 8/24/2012 10:19:00 AM
Er-Is Mitt Romney Just Stupid? Said the Same Thing about Business He Panned President Obama For (salon) Big Businesses are doing fine. Romney did add that it's because they are able to invest their money in *tax havens*. "They know how to find ways to get through the tax code, sa.....- 8/24/2012 9:24:29 AM
TransCanada: Here We Come! From the NY Times (humanbeing) PARIS, Tex. — The Canadian energy company TransCanada can take over land owned by a Texas farmer to build its Keystone XL pipeline, a county judge ruled on Wednesday night. In a 15-word rulin.....- 8/23/2012 10:44:52 PM
Romney's Welfare Ad is False -So Why Does Romney Keep Saying This Bullchit? (salon) PARIS, Tex. — The Canadian energy company TransCanada can take over land owned by a Texas farmer to build its Keystone XL pipeline, a county judge ruled on Wednesday night. In a 15-word rulin.....- 8/23/2012 4:16:10 PM
Lamar County Judge Harris Rules by IPhone TransCanada Can Take Our Land! (humanbeing) August 23, 2012 From IndyTexans: "Lamar County Judge Bill Harris really took the cake yesterday evening.  His 15 word ruling, sent via his iPhone (and likely blind copied to a member .....- 8/23/2012 1:24:48 PM
Glen Rose ISD Concussion Protocol and Concussion Management Protocol (pharper) In following up to a post I did before about Glen Rose ISD concussions, I wanted to see if they did anything to help reduce this number so I sent in this Open Records Request on July 23rd .....- 8/23/2012 12:20:31 PM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 23 2012 (salon) Hah! GOP's theme *We built this* with your taxes as with so many of these events before it, the Republican Party will be criticizing Obama for suggesting that small businesses rely on p.....- 8/23/2012 10:45:53 AM
NO Exceptions for Abortion-Is the GOP Out of Touch? Does Romney Agree With This? (salon) Orlando Sentinel On Tuesday the Republican Party's platform committee approved a plank calling for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion without adding exceptions for victims of ra.....- 8/23/2012 9:24:21 AM
Pregnancy Flowchart (salon) Orlando Sentinel On Tuesday the Republican Party's platform committee approved a plank calling for a constitutional amendment to ban abortion without adding exceptions for victims of ra.....- 8/23/2012 9:10:37 AM
UN TO INVADE LUBBOCK!!! A Judge said it, Must be True! (salon) bwahahahahah Here's the original interview- What Would Jack Do? Head, who seems to have overdosed on Tea Party paranoia and is deeply in the throes of Obama Derangement syndrome, is.....- 8/23/2012 8:57:39 AM
Video-Bill Clinton Goes to Bat for President Barack Obama (salon) bwahahahahah Here's the original interview- What Would Jack Do? Head, who seems to have overdosed on Tea Party paranoia and is deeply in the throes of Obama Derangement syndrome, is.....- 8/23/2012 8:48:21 AM
Is Energy Future Holdings Preparing for Bankruptcy? (salon) Unfair Park Debt raters like Moody's Investors Service have been saying for a while now that Energy Future is rearranging deck chairs. They can't keep losing $700 million a quarter .....- 8/23/2012 8:41:54 AM
Ruminations of the Easily Amused for August 22 2012 (salon) STILL no bounce for Romney picking extremist Paul Ryan Is God trying to tell Republicans something? Patients would pay more if Romney restores Medicare savings. Early supporter of Paul.....- 8/22/2012 10:10:21 AM
RAPE (humanbeing) On July 6, 1984, an 18 year old male armed with a meat cleaver broke into my house and sexually assaulted me. I was raped. It was two days shy of my 37th birthday. After he had burst through my doo.....- 8/21/2012 9:24:38 PM
Paul Ryan Co-Authored a Bill with Akin - Abortions ONLY if *forcible rape*Oh-there are different kinds of Rape? (salon) Since Paul Ryan's position was that there should be no chance of abortion even in case of rape, is this Mitt Romney's position too? He gave a general outraged statement, but some reporters .....- 8/21/2012 10:40:20 AM
SOME HISTORY BEHIND MR. AKIN'S THEORIES ABOUT RAPE AND WOMEN'S BODIES (humanbeing) From the LA Times: WASHINGTON -- It didn’t take long for the Republican establishment to back away from Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman and Senate candidate who declared in an intervi.....- 8/21/2012 8:00:56 AM
State of Texas Open Government Training for elected and appointed public officials (pharper) Just a friendly reminder...if you are an elected or appointed official then you are required to take the training.   From the Texas Attorney General web site Effective January .....- 8/21/2012 12:44:06 AM
VIDEO - President Obama says 'rape is rape' (pharper) I think he makes it pretty clear where he stands...Romney picked Paul Ryan who believes the same thing Aiken does, that abortion under every circumstance should not be allowed. Republicans want to .....- 8/20/2012 9:12:19 PM
VIDEO - Republican Senate candidate says 'If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down' (pharper) Keep digging that hole Republicans...women sure love it when you try to dictate what they can or can't do IF they are LEGITIMATELY raped!   http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/.....- 8/20/2012 9:19:41 AM
Beware A Beautiful Calm by Maureen Dowd, NY Times (humanbeing) WHAT happens when you realize you are the machine you’re raging against? Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punct.....- 8/19/2012 8:28:19 AM
Medicare Cuts: What Is The Fight About? by William A. Galston and Korin Davis (humanbeing) From The Brookings Institute: Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has moved Medicare to the center of the 2012 presidential campaign. Democrats ha.....- 8/18/2012 5:31:13 PM
VIDEO- Mitt Romney's Regressive Lies About Medicare (salon) From The Brookings Institute: Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate has moved Medicare to the center of the 2012 presidential campaign. Democrats ha.....- 8/17/2012 3:21:37 PM
Mitt Romney- the Trust Me But Don't Verify Candidate (salon) This is a great article this haughty trust-me attitude—why can’t we escape these pestering questions and run on our own obvious goodness and decency?—extends to the rest o.....- 8/17/2012 1:59:32 PM
Paul Ryan- Stimulous Lovin' , Earmarks Grabbin Career Politician (August 17 2012) (salon) Going for those earmarks The Republican vice presidential candidate has often used the powers of his office over his 13 years in Congress to seek federal funds for his Wisconsin district, s.....- 8/17/2012 1:56:51 PM
Ruh-Roh Go Back Team -What's Romney's Position on Medicare Today? Who Knows? and other stuff (salon) Honestly, I have tried to keep up with whether Mitt Romney endorses Paul Ryan's "Cut Medicare and Turn it into a Voucher Plan for Seniors" that was in the Ryan budget that was passed .....- 8/17/2012 10:11:02 AM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day - *I Can Use a White Board* Edition - August 17 2012 (salon) Ronney's whiteboard. What the video-it will make you laugh. Wonk is a meaningless word Romney divided up a whiteboard into two columns and two rows, showing how current se.....- 8/17/2012 10:55:23 AM
Don't Forget-Even Republicans Were Against Job Killer Mitt Romney (salon) Long before this became a Rep vs Dem issue, the Republicans were after Mitt Romney. And remember, Rick Perry called Romney a vulture capitalist. This is the video that Newt Gingrich did about him- .....- 8/16/2012 7:38:54 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day- Mitt Romney & The Queen's Taxes (August 16 2012) (salon) So, as Pharper posted yesterday, Ann Romney went on television and angrily pounded the table to insist that Mitt Romney was not going to release any more tax returns because it would, in her words,.....- 8/16/2012 5:29:30 PM
Paul Ryan Lie - *I Did Not Request Any Stimulous Money* -OH YES HE DID (salon) Bald faced liar, caught on audio After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed on grounds it would not help the economy, Republican vice presidential candidat.....- 8/16/2012 5:09:24 PM
Video-Broadway Stars One Term More (salon) Bald faced liar, caught on audio After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed on grounds it would not help the economy, Republican vice presidential candidat.....- 8/16/2012 4:44:52 PM
Er... Well, Nobody Said Mitt Romney Was Smart or Had Foreign Policy Experience (salon) Bald faced liar, caught on audio After seeking millions of dollars from a federal stimulus program he opposed on grounds it would not help the economy, Republican vice presidential candidat.....- 8/16/2012 6:56:34 AM
VIDEO - Ann Romney puts her foot down, Mitt is not allowed to release anymore tax returns (pharper) I guess we know who wears the pants in this family...the same one who was driving the jetski.   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy &nb.....- 8/15/2012 9:12:05 PM
Big Rocks Fish Emergency (August 15 2012) (salon) I guess we know who wears the pants in this family...the same one who was driving the jetski.   Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy &nb.....- 8/15/2012 8:26:12 PM
IS YOUR SCHOOL A COKE OR A PEPSI? by Tom Philpott, Mother Jones.com (humanbeing) 80 Percent of Public Schools Have Contracts With Coke or Peps   Paul Robert Lloyd/Flickr Is your kid's public school a Coke school or a Pepsi sc.....- 8/15/2012 7:13:38 PM
Paul Ryan Slams his OWN Medicare Cuts that were passed in House budget (salon) Honestly, how dumb does the Ruh-Roh team think Americans are? Ryan went on to say that “what I don’t think he’ll be telling people is that the president took $716 billion .....- 8/15/2012 6:51:08 PM
So What Happens to Nuclear Reactors in Times of Extreme Heat and Drought (August 15 2012) (salon) On Sunday, Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, CT had to shut down one of its reactors. Why? Because the seawater was too warm to cool it. It was the first time in the plant's .....- 8/15/2012 3:55:27 PM
When the GOP & Mitt Romney Whine About Job Creation, Don't forget this (salon) from July 19, 2012 Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked the No.1 item on the president's congressional "to-do-list," refusing to allow a vote on a bill that would give tax b.....- 8/15/2012 3:40:06 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day- No Whining In Politics Unless It's ME Edition August 5 2012 (salon) Remember this? December 2011 If you can't stand the relatively modest heat in the kitchen right now, wait until Obama's hell kitchen shows up. It's probably a good thing fo.....- 8/15/2012 3:30:07 PM
Paul Ryan Video in 2009 Praising Ayn Rand and talking about Morality (salon) We wrote about Paul Ryan's love of Ayn Rand the other day. Here's him in 2009. Listen to him praising Ayn Rand, as morality. What does Ayn Rand believe? She hates Christianity and .....- 8/15/2012 2:38:25 PM
Last Week the NRC suspended approval of final licences for nuclear power plants (salon) Interesting. I've been wondering for awhile, since our neighboring county, Johnson, has been getting an increasing number of earthqukes, if there should be any consideration for the potential s.....- 8/14/2012 7:59:13 PM
Romney/Ryan (RR) is the Ruh-Roh Team (salon) Interesting. I've been wondering for awhile, since our neighboring county, Johnson, has been getting an increasing number of earthqukes, if there should be any consideration for the potential s.....- 8/14/2012 1:54:06 PM
Romney/Ryan Support *personhood*- Way Extreme Against Birth Control (salon) Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy   Pro-Lifers Shoud Stop being so skittish over their own beliefs about Paul Ryan's bill .....- 8/14/2012 12:46:00 PM
Hah! Kay Bailey Hutchison Trashes Rick *Ooops* Perry on her way out. (salon) Hilar “In my opinion, governors don’t make the best presidents. And that’s because they don’t have the foreign policy experience they need on the job. What'.....- 8/14/2012 10:24:57 AM
Why Don't People, Even Republicans, Like Mitt Romney (salon) he comes across like the guy who doesn't wave when you let him into traffic, because in his mind, he was able to merge on his own. and Romney doesn't irk us because he was.....- 8/14/2012 9:36:57 AM
Mitt Ronney's Welfare Reform Ad is False (salon) Politifact Romney’s ad says, "Under Obama’s plan (for welfare), you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your wel.....- 8/14/2012 9:27:45 AM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day- Mitt Sure Lies A Lot Edition August 14 2012 (salon) Mother Jones it's common to twist and distort and cherry pick. But Romney has flatly claimed that Obama said something that, in fact, a John McCain aide said. He's snipped out sente.....- 8/14/2012 9:08:49 AM
Thanks for the Decoding Help, National Republican Committee! hahah! (salon) It only took two hours after the Paul Ryan vice presidential announcement for Republican congressional candidates to get their talking points on how to spin the Ryan budget and Medicare attacks.....- 8/13/2012 5:44:18 PM
Hah! Nuclear Lobbying Group NEI Chooses... Chairman John Young of EFH to head it (salon) What a perfect marriage of corporation and lobbying, eh? The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the nuclear power trade group, elected John Young as chairman on July 20. The president and CEO .....- 8/13/2012 5:37:15 PM
Well. Tomorrow for FIVE HOURS there will be loud noises coming from Comanche Peak (salon) What a perfect marriage of corporation and lobbying, eh? The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), the nuclear power trade group, elected John Young as chairman on July 20. The president and CEO .....- 8/13/2012 4:53:43 PM
Few other Fun Videos about Political Hack Paul Ryan- Begging for TARP to pass (salon) Paul Ryan, career politician, who said Ayn Rand was the reason he got into politics, was a supporter of the Bush policies, including Bush's TARP.  Here he is begging for TARP to pass .....- 8/13/2012 3:53:33 PM
Laughing at Mitt Romney O Day - August 13 2012-Paul Ryan Ayn Rand edition (salon) Watch Romney's face when Ryan says he's going to do away with tax shelter loopholes. Paul Ryan and his hero, atheist Ayn Rand Audio of Paul Ryan extolling the virtues of Ayn Rand ph.....- 8/13/2012 3:24:41 PM
One Year Later, Time for a Fresh Giggle at Rick Perry's Presidential Campaign (salon) Watch Romney's face when Ryan says he's going to do away with tax shelter loopholes. Paul Ryan and his hero, atheist Ayn Rand Audio of Paul Ryan extolling the virtues of Ayn Rand ph.....- 8/13/2012 2:00:56 PM
Breaking Down Mitt Romney's Bullchit about Medicare and other Lies RR Tells (salon) Mitt Romney the serial liar. ROMNEY: "Unlike the current president, who has cut Medicare funding by $700 billion, we will preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security and keep the.....- 8/13/2012 12:49:03 PM
Romney and Paul Ryan Want to Turn Medicare Into a Voucher System (salon) Mitt Romney the serial liar. ROMNEY: "Unlike the current president, who has cut Medicare funding by $700 billion, we will preserve and protect Medicare and Social Security and keep the.....- 8/13/2012 12:34:13 PM
Romney Vetted *SEVERAL* Years of Ryan Tax Returns-What's Romney HIDING? (salon) Amazing. When Romney's spokesman was asked exactly how many years *several* was, she wouldn't say. But even if you assume several is 3, which we don't know, that's at least ONE more.....- 8/12/2012 8:46:09 AM
Vote Republican- End Medicare- The Paul Ryan Plan (salon) Republican strategists have misgivings about the Ryan pick. . The Ryan budget polls horrendously and in order for the pick to be a success, Romney and Ryan will have to do an aggressive sal.....- 8/12/2012 7:37:01 AM
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