If You Knew What This Guy Said During His Campaign - He Is Nuts!
Anti-stimulus Republican Allen West endorses stimulus-funded projects
WASHINGTON – Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who won his House seat partly by bashing the stimulus and government spending, this week hailed stimulus-funded projects for creating jobs and boosting economic growth. "It's time for incumbent Ron Klein to admit his ideas just don't work. The stimulus failed to produce jobs," West said in a [...]
Another' family values' repuke goes down
GOP Rep. Chris Lee (NY) "abruptly resigned" yesterday after a Gawker report revealed he "sent a shirtless photo to a woman he encountered through Craigslist." The married, 46-year-old father apologized on the House floor for the "profound mistakes" and "the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents.
Reagan DOJ Official Slams Scalia’s Tea Party Gathering
Bruce Fein, Ronald Reagan’s former Associate Deputy Attorney General, published a letter in today’s New York Times castigating Justice Antonin Scalia for speaking to a backroom meeting organized by the House Tea Party Caucus:
Justice Antonin Scalia galloped beyond the farthest boundaries of judicial propriety in secretly meeting on Capitol Hill to discuss the Constitution with Tea Party members of Congress saddled with a co-equal duty to assess the constitutionality of legislative action. If there are better ways to destroy public confidence in judicial impartiality, they do not readily come to mind. … Associate Justice Abe Fortas was forced to resign for, among other things, secretly advising President Lyndon B. Johnson on race, urban unrest and the Vietnam War.
Sadly, Scalia’s schmoozing with Tea Partiers is only one of many recent instances which call into question the impartiality of the federal bench. Scalia and his colleague Clarence Thomas both attended Koch-hosted fundraising sessions devoted to building and funding a corporate political movement. Likewise, Justice Alito is a profligate fundraiser for right-wing political causes. Justice Thomas’ wife may have found a way to get rich off of her husband’s judicial decisions. Three federal appellate judges sit on the board of an infamous “junkets for judges” organization that offers expense-paid trips to western resorts for judges who agree to attend a seminar on how to rule in favor of corporations. In the Fifth Circuit, which will hear appeals arising out of the BP oil disaster, ten of the court’s sixteen judges hold oil investments. The court’s chief judge, Edith Jones, holds as much as $330,000 in oil investments and frequently attends pro-corporate junkets. All of this raises serious questions about whether ordinary Americans can expect impartial justice, or whether justice is only available to those who can afford it.
This is what is called 'conservative ethics.' Hey, right-wingers, like this?
And Bruce Fein is a hard conservative, too. Even he thinks this is disgusting
Scalia, Alito And Thomas should be impeached.
This is what repukes, conservatives, tea pukes and most libertarians want!
The South Dakota House is considering a bill that could "make it legal to kill doctors who perform abortions." The GOP-backed bill, which passed out of committee, would alter that state's definition of justifiable homicide to allow killing if committed by a person "while resisting an attempt to harm" that person's unborn child or the unborn child of a person's spouse, partner, parent, or child.
Has any liberal, progressive or Democrat EVER SAID ANYTHING CLOSE TO THIS? ABOUT ANY SUBJECT?
I have used the word vicious to describe these cretins but it doesn't come close. Psychotic, sociopathic and insane are more accurate.
This Is What Being An Ideologue Does To You
Tuscon Minuteman Found Guilty of Murdering 9-Year-Old Mexican-American Girl
Shawnda Forde was found guilty of shooting nine-year-old Brisenia Flores twice in the head at close range, murdering her and her father in a 2009 attempted robbery. Today, a Tuscon jury will decide Forde's punishment, which could range from life in prison to the death penalty, reports the Arizona Star.
The tale of the Flores murder is one of the most terrifying examples of Arizona immigration paranoia and border-control hysteria gone awry. Late in the hours of May 30, 2009, Forde and three fellow Minutemen rang the doorbell of the Flores household, posing as law enforcement, and told Raul Junior Flores they were looking for fugitives. When Flores began to question their identity, Forde shot him and his wife, Gina Gonzalez. As Gonzalez lay on the floor, faking death, Forde then fired two bullets into their little daughter's head as she begged for her life. Gonzalez's other young daughter was spared, as she slept at her grandmother's house that night.
Forde had planed the robbery in order to fund Minutmen America Defense, her armed border militia group that she meant to 'round up' immigrants. She was also found guilty of attempted murder, two counts of assault, two counts of robbery and one count of burglary.
You don't have to be a liberal to be disgusted with the information in this thread or what you hear conservatives are doing daily. You just have to be decent, caring, empathetic, fair-minded and hate powerful people doing insane things in the name of religion, 'family values' or phony concern for you. Or stupid people who let others do their thinking for them.
Of course, if you don't mind this shit, or agree with it then you are an ideologue and should not be able to look at yourself in the mirror without retching.
Regulators Reject Proposal That Would Bring Fox-Style News to Canada
As America's middle class battles for its survival on the Wisconsin barricades -- against various Koch Oil surrogates and the corporate toadies at Fox News -- fans of enlightenment, democracy and justice can take comfort from a significant victory north of Wisconsin border. Fox News will not be moving into Canada after all! The reason: Canada regulators announced last week they would reject efforts by Canada's right wing Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, to repeal a law that forbids lying on broadcast news.
The provision has kept Fox News and right wing talk radio out of Canada and helped make
Canada a model for liberal democracy and freedom. As a result of that law, Canadians enjoy
high quality news coverage including the kind of foreign affairs and investigative journalism that flourished in this country before Ronald Reagan abolished the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. Political dialogue in Canada is marked by civility, modesty, honesty, collegiality, and idealism that have pretty much disappeared on the U.S. airwaves. When Stephen Harper moved to abolish anti-lying provision of the Radio Act, Canadians rose up to oppose him fearing that their tradition of honest non partisan news would be replaced by the toxic, overtly partisan, biased and dishonest news coverage familiar to American citizens who listen to Fox News and talk radio. Harper's proposal was timed to facilitate the launch of a new right wing network, "Sun TV News" which Canadians call "Fox News North."
Harper, often referred to as "George W. Bush's Mini Me," is known for having mounted a Bush
like war on government scientists, data collectors, transparency, and enlightenment in general.
He is a wizard of all the familiar tools of demagoguery; false patriotism, bigotry, fear, selfishness and belligerent religiosity.
Harper's attempts to make lying legal on Canadian television is a stark admission that right wing political ideology can only dominate national debate through dishonest propaganda. Since corporate profit-taking is not an attractive vessel for populism, a political party or broadcast network that makes itself the tool of corporate and financial elites must lie to make its agenda popular with the public.
In the Unites States, Fox News and talk radio, the sock puppets of billionaires and corporate robber barons have become the masters of propaganda and distortion on the public airwaves. Fox News's notoriously biased and dishonest coverage of the Wisconsin's protests is a prime example of the brand of news coverage Canada has smartly avoided.
Faux "News" not allowed in Canada. Hah! I always knew the Canucks were nicer, and gol-durn it, smarter than us. This proves it!