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The Top 20 Ways the shrub Destroyed America

No matter what he does, the shrub will go down in history as the pretender that nearly destroyed America and her standing as the leader of the free world.While the shrub vacationed at his Texas ranch, it was Satan himself Dick Cheney that took control of our country and nearly ran it into the ground. When President Obama assumed office, the shrub bequeathed to him an economy that was shedding almost 800,000 jobs per month, a financial sector in a free-fall, and staggering federal, state and local deficits.
President George Bush with ugly painting of a dog.
The shrub in his Crawford, Texas home, after destroying a canvas.
20 ways the shrub destroyed our nation.
While Republicans are betting that America’s collective amnesia will be strong enough to wipe out the memory of the shrub’s catastrophic 8 years, it is up to the American left to refresh her memory. Here are the top 20 reasons why shrub destroyed America, in no particular order:
20. To begin with, the shrub’s brother Jeb and the American Supreme Court stole the presidency on his behalf in 2000.  Jeb Bush, the Governor of Florida at the time, cynically blocked more than 50,000 African-American voters from voting, then refused to allow a simple recount of the Florida votes after tens of thousands of complaints regarding voter difficulties at the voting booth due to confusing ballots. Several major national news organizations have verified that, had the votes been recounted, VP Al Gore would have won the presidency rather than the shrub.
19. He pulled the United States out of the Kyoto protocol. Stunting global environmental progress, the shrub pulled America out of the agreement which set requirements for 38 large nations to lower greenhouse gas emissions in order to combat climate change. His reason for doing so?  That the agreement would “harm our economy and hurt our workers.”
18. The shrub ignored several warnings about Osama bin Laden. On August 6, 2001, White House intelligence presented to him a brief titled, “Bin Laden determined to strike in the US”. Of course, the shrub ignored his duties as chief executive and failed to heed the warnings, paving the way for Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda to attack us on 9/11.
Just one of several official warnings about Osama Bin Laden that President George W. Bush chose to ignore.
Just one of several official warnings about Osama Bin Laden that the shrub chose to ignore.
17. The shrub escalated the war on drugs, incarcerating minorities at a record pace for nonviolent, drug related offenses.
16. The shrub squandered international goodwill after the 9/11 attacks. Instead of embracing the help of our major allies, he declared a global war on terrorism and stated, “you are either with us or against us“. For this reason, many of our major allies refused to join us in our preemptive war against Iraq.
15. The shrub and his junta carefully deceived America by creating a false narrative that Iraq was an ally of Afghanistan in their war of terror against the U.S., and that they posed an imminent threat as a part of the concocted “Axis of Evil”.
14. The Shrub cynically lied about the scope and magnitude of Iraq’s weapons. In one of his most infamous speeches during the run-up to the Iraq war, the shrub declared in 2002 that Saddam Hussein had the capacity to send unmanned aircraft to United States with bombs capable of unleashing chemical weapons and nuclear devices on the American homeland.
13. The shrub ignored the United Nations and launched an illegal preemptive war. After they failed to get the UN Security Council to authorize an attack on Iraq, the shrub junta decided to lead America into a reckless preemptive war.  He also declared the war without congressional approval, and even went as far as keeping the United States from ratifying the International Criminal Court Treaty  in order to protect American troops from prosecution.
12. He escalated a war on CIA whistle-blowers. In the run-up to the Iraq war, Joseph C. Wilson, a writer for the New York Times, penned an Op-Ed saying that there was no credible nuclear threat from Iraq.  In retaliation, the White House responded by leaking the name and endangering the life of his wife, Valerie Plame, one of the CIA’s top national security experts. Of course, the shrub went on to exonerate the staffer that leaked Plame’s name to the press, Scooter Libby.
11. The shrub launched the ill-advised, reckless, and unnecessary Iraq War. Not only did it decrease America’s standing in the world, but it led to hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, more than 1 million refugees being ripped from their homes, and thousands of American military casualties.
Thanks to George W. Bush, thousands of soldiers now rest in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.
Thanks to the shrub, thousands of soldiers now rest in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia.
10. When attacking Iraq, the shrub Pentagon failed to declare martial law, and did not secure anything except the Iraqi Oil Ministry. Tens of thousands of National Guard soldiers took to the streets in protest, looted the National Museum, and terrorized the Iraqi people as the American soldiers looked on.
9. Cynical war profiteering. The American taxpayers were forced to foot the bill for hundreds of no-bid contracts to some of the world’s most powerful military contractors. Satan himself Dick Cheney and his company Halliburton made a healthy $39.5 billion profit.
Photo of Dick Cheney with Halliburton logo and calculator: George W. Bush's war in Iraq meant big profit's for Vice President Cheney's Halliburton.
The shrub's war in Iraq meant big profit’s for Satan himself Cheney’s Halliburton.
8. the shrub destroyed America’s standing in the world by ignoring the international ban on torture. While ignoring several agreements, namely the Geneva Convention, the Pentagon created a network of secret prisons and detention centers, where American soldiers tortured and mistreated suspected terrorists. The shrub White House then created secret detention sites in Eastern Europe in order to evade traditional justice systems.
7. The shrub created spiraling federal deficits. After President Clinton handed him an annual budget surplus, the shrub single-handedly drove our country into the ground by creating the three biggest drivers of federal debt: the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and Medicare part D. according to a recent report by a Harvard researcher, the total costs of the Iraq and Afghan wars will end up being somewhere between $4 and $6 trillion.
6. He instated the reckless and unnecessary shrub tax cuts. The biggest experiment in supply-side trickle down economics in history, the shrub tax cuts resulted in catastrophe, blowing a hole in the federal budget and leading to unprecedented social economic inequality.
5. The shrub fought a drastic war on science. Whether blocking stem cell research, loosening environmental regulations, saying that evolution is a theory, and cutting Pell Grants, the shrub never stopped trying to make America dumber and less healthy.
4. The shrub destroyed the American middle-class. Median household incomes declined by 4.2%, social economic inequality reached epidemic proportions, and the middle-class took on more debt than at any time since the Great Depression. His policies led to 8 million Americans falling below the poverty line, 3.5 million of those being children.
3.The shrub and his policies led to the 2007 Great Recession. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Reserve stood idly by while the big banks created a $600,000,0000,000,000  mortgage-backed derivatives bubble that burst and brought down the global economy
2. While going on a record number of vacations and holding a record-setting least number of press conferences, the shrub unleashed Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Paul Wolfowitz upon the American people. This was the first time that the neowingnut chickenhawks were able to fully take control of the American government and implement their military/corporatist empire.
George W. Bush at a press conference with his war hawks, Donald Rumsfeld (center) and Paul Wolfowitz (left).
The shrub at a press conference with his chicken hawks, Donald Rumsfeld (center) and Paul Wolfowitz (left).
1. Unlike President Obama, the shrub stood by and watched as 35 million uninsured Americans risked death and financial ruin without proper and affordable health care.

In 47 Seconds, the shrub Explains Why America (And The World) Can’t Afford Another Republican Pretender

In 47 Seconds, Dubya Explains Why America (And The World) Can’t Afford Another Republican President (VIDEO)
This is 47 seconds that every American needs to watch, and never forget.

Bernie Sanders And Pope Francis Launch Blistering Joint Attack On The 1%

Bernie Sanders And Pope Francis Launch Blistering Joint Attack On The 1%
These two guys have had it with the 1%, and they’re coming out all guns blazing.
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With A Stroke Of His Pen, President Obama Renders Hobby Lobby Ruling Obsolete

According to the catholic wingnuts' ruling, the Obama Administration 'must' provide an accommodation for "religious" for-profit corporations and on Friday, President Obama did just that in response to…
Obama Signing
There is a phrase, “you’d complain if you were hung with a new rope” that loosely means there are some people that can never be satisfied regardless of the accommodations other people make for them. The phrase can also mean that the people who complain incessantly and can never be satisfied is because they cannot always have things their way. In 21st Century America, evangelical Republicans are those who demand it is “their way or the highway” and there is no greater example than the religious Republican crusade to control women’s reproductive health; or better put, to force every woman in America into being perpetual birth machines. Last year a wildly popular evangelical shrieking point to support their demand for control over American women was they would not tolerate any woman, married or single, having “consequence free sex;” restricting birth control was the religious right’s method of punishing women who failed to toe the evangelical line and remain celibate or perpetually pregnant.
The idea of 'christian' wingnuts wielding control over women’s reproductive health was behind the Hobby Lobby v. Burwell lawsuit that the vatican-5 on the Supreme Court decided was evangelical employer’s religious liberty to control women and prevent them from having consequence free sexual relations. According to the catholic wingnuts’ ruling, the Obama Administration ‘must‘ provide an accommodation for “religious” for-profit corporations and on Friday, President Obama did just that in response to the High Court’s decision. In fact, what President Obama did was effectively neuter the Hobby Lobby ruling and ensure that all women, even those employed by ‘religious corporations,’ will still have birth control covered at no cost to them; even if their evangelical employers object and refuse to provide it. The sad, unfortunate women who happen to work for a cult, or place of worship though, are still bound to adhere to their employer’s religious edict that under no circumstances will they be allowed to have ‘consequence free’ sex.
The way the new rule is written, a religious corporation that refuses to allow their employees’ health plans to provide contraception will write a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and claim that their religious freedom demands they control women’s sexual activities. The HHS will then notify a third-party insurer that the company’s theocratic owners’ insist on controlling women and the third-party insurer will provide birth control coverage to the employees at no additional cost to the religious corporation or the female employees. The Secretary of the HHS released a statement saying that “Women across the country should have access to preventive services, including contraception. We recognize the deeply held views on these issues and are committed to securing women’s access to important preventive services at no additional costs while respecting religious beliefs.”
There were already provisions and accommodations for religious non-profits in the contraception mandate within the Affordable Care Act, but catholics were not satisfied and joined Hobby Lobby’s evangelical owners to sue the Administration. Their absurd religious delusions 'informed' them that all forms of contraceptives are abortion. Although the High Court conceded that according to all known medical and biological science birth control is in no possible way abortion, the papal-5 ruled if that was the ‘deeply-held‘ view of the vatican, the United States coven of catholic bishops (USCCB), and 'christian' corporations, then by dog birth control is abortion. The President’s “official” accommodation came just after a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals striking down yet another evangelical attempt to control women’s sexuality and deny their access to basic reproductive healthcare.
The 5th Circuit’s ruling came down from an “ultra-wingnut judge,” Jerry Smith, who told a cabal of evangelical employers that if they insisted on restricting women’s reproductive choices by refusing to include contraceptive coverage in their health insurance plans, they “had to submit letters to HHS” so their female employees could have a semblance of control over their own reproductive health. The evangelical employers, who are not houses of worship, religious non-profits, or churches, complained bitterly to the courts that if they were forced to submit a form to HHS, they would lose their control over women and they would “be allowed” to get the contraception coverage elsewhere. The ultra-wingnut judge was not the least bit impressed or sympathetic to the bovine excrement religious liberty complaint and threw the evangelicals out of court.
Religious fanatics, and particularly Republican religious fanatics, are at the forefront of the war against any woman who believes they have a right to choose when they give birth. Republicans claim they are against abortions, but their only motivation in restricting women’s reproductive rights is forcing them to become birth machines or celibate. This was particularly the case in a state like Colorado where anti-choice Republicans are livid because for the past six years when young and poor women were offered free long-acting birth control, the birthrate among teenagers fell a not-so-astounding 40 percent, and abortions plunged by 42 percent according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  There were similar declines among unmarried women under 25 who had not finished high school. The results are incontrovertible that if religio-wingnut Republicans really want to reduce abortions and teen pregnancies, they would not restrict access to any contraception method.
The results of the past six years did not sit well with anti-choice Republicans and evangelical cabals like Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, who are pushing the Colorado Assembly to deny funding for the state program that was previously funded by a private grant and the reason is clear. Reducing the number of teen or unwanted pregnancies, or abortions, is not the driving force behind the evangelical Republican opposition to contraceptive services or abortion; controlling women’s sex lives and punishing them for having “consequence free” sex is whether they are married or single. The President’s Hobby Lobby fix, along with the contraception mandate in the ACA will go a long way to provide women with control over their reproductive choices.
Of course, evangelical Republicans in Congress have a different idea of allowing women to choose when they give birth and are crusading to restrict their options; particularly low income women. Republicans in Congress are crusading and on pace to abolish the Title X program that provides reproductive care for 4.6 million poor and low-income women. Republican Richard Nixon said Title X was created specifically to guarantee that “with broad bipartisan support we will provide adequate family planning services to all those who want them but cannot afford them.” Everything changed when horrid  B-movie actor and Republican demigod Ronald Reagan became pretender and granted the religio-wingnuts unquestioned authority to control women’s lives.
Religious Republicans have demonstrated that they will continue complaining, and pushing catholic dogmata in the Humanae Vitae, that they be allowed to exert authority over women’s sexuality and reproductive health choices. Just this week in Wisconsin, for example, at the urging of their idiot Scott Walker, the religious Republican legislature passed an unconstitutional 20-week abortion ban with Walker’s express demand that included in the ban there is no exception for rape, incest, or life of the mother.
Earlier this year, Walker eliminated state and federal funding from nine of the state’s Planned Parenthood health centers; not to prevent unwanted pregnancies or abortions, but to control women. The funding elimination infuriated Republican state Senator Glenn Grothman because it did not completely eliminate family planning from Wisconsin entirely. Grothman said,  “There’s a very ugly side to this organization, and I regret that they’re going to take such a tiny cut in this budget.” The ugly side, according to Grothman’s complaint and religio-wingnut ideology is that as long as there is even one family planning clinic in Wisconsin, some of the state’s women will not lose control over their reproductive choices.
Wisconsin was the fourth evangelical Republican state to defund the family planning provider after Indiana, Kansas and North Carolina did so and their intent was not to prevent unwanted pregnancies or abortions, but to control women and impose their evangelical edict that no woman, married or otherwise, will ever have “consequence-free sex,” control their own reproductive health, or choose when they give birth and start families.
In evangelical Republicans’ world, that control and those decisions are the purview of the religious right, Hobby Lobby’s owners, Focus on the Family, the personhood movement, and the United States coven of catholic bishops. As long as Barack Obama is President, women will have a firewall against yet another form of religio-wignut tyranny to force them into celibacy or become perpetual birth machines which is the evangelical Republicans’ ultimate goal.

Hillary To Jeb: Workers ‘Don’t Need A Lecture. They Need A Raise’

Every Republican Candidate is Campaigning Against the Year 2008

The world Republicans are campaigning against doesn't exist. It hasn't existed since 2008 and they're 7 years too late to save the economy…
Obama right on the economy SOTU
It is almost as if the past seven years have gone by without Republicans noticing. They are all carrying on about the need to create jobs. To restore the economy. It doesn’t matter who you listen to. It’s Pete and repeat.
Just the other day in Phoenix, Trump said,
“Mexico — I respect the country. They’re taking our jobs, they’re taking our manufacturing, they’re taking our money, they’re taking everything, and they’re killing us at the border.”
He has said the same thing about China, that it is a “country that is ripping our heart out… And we [U.S.] do nothing to protect ourselves.”
Yet his own clothes line, as David Letterman pointed out, is made in Mexico and China. Donald Trump stole those jobs, gift-wrapped them, and personally shipped them overseas.
And then blamed Obama.
Take any Republican you wish and listen to them on the American economy. You will find that they are ignoring that in March, we had the lowest unemployment rate in seven years, ignoring not just 63 consecutive months of job growth, but now, 64 straight months, and the addition of 12.8 million jobs (since the ACA was passed, 90 percent of them full-time).
Republicans go on about how bad the economy is, despite Obama’s accomplishment of giving America the fastest GDP growth rate in more than a decade, a booming Wall Street, and the fact that, as of February, Obama had cut the deficit by two-thirds. The deficit shrank to a five-year low in 2013, and a year later, the deficit as a percentage of GDP fell below the 40-year average.
Think about that: FORTY year average. Forty years will take you back to the mid-1970s.
You would never know from listening to Republican pretender hopefuls that, as Rachel Maddow pointed out in 2013, we were witness to the fasted deficit reduction since the end of World War II, and that the deficit continues to shrink.
In December, the United States reached its highest growth level in 11 years, five percent in the third quarter. Eleven years, going back to 2003. Have Republicans noticed this?
If they’ve noticed, they steadfastly ignore it. We already touched on Trump above. Jeb Bush wrote a few days ago that “Barack Obama’s policies have given us a zombie economy where no matter what else happens, most Americans are falling behind.”
Just the other day, everybody noticed Jeb Bush say Americans need to work longer hours. Did anyone notice him say, “My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4% growth as far as the eye can see”?
Reagan’s average was 3.5 percent. Clinton managed 4 percent for four years. The United States has never seen a constant growth rate of 4 percent. It has averaged 3.24 percent from 1948 until 2015.
Just to put things in perspective, average growth rate under the shrub was a dismal 1.6 percent (dead last since Eisenhower) while Obama in the last year of his first term managed 2.8 percent in 2012, and began his second term with 1.9 percent in 2013, despite the shrub-engineered economic collapse of 2008.
The fact is, it is difficult to understand where Jeb’s problem with productivity comes from, since, as Newsweek has pointed out, “Under the shrub, American workers put in an average of 34.6 hours of work a week. Under Obama, they worked an average of 34.3 hours a week.”
I guess Jeb thinks we’re being 3 minutes and 36 seconds lazy. But it wasn’t unproductive American workers who destroyed America’s economy. It was Jeb’s brother. And Jeb’s cabal.
Here’s the rub: The world the Republicans are campaigning against doesn’t exist. It hasn’t existed since 2008. In 2013, again, during Obama’s presidency, S&P affirmed America’s AA+ rating and upgraded America’s credit outlook from negative to stable, after being downgraded in 2011 as a result of the Great Recession of 2008. S&P cited “deficit reduction” and reduced borrowing as the reasons.
In other words, though they use Obama’s name, they are campaigning against the shrub.
Not to put too fine a point upon it, everything they say needs to be addressed, has been addressed, and with no help from them. Everything the Republican cabal has done since 2008 has either created no jobs at all, or actually cost America jobs, has not reduced the deficit at all, but added to the deficit through tax breaks for the rich.
Apparently, having said that Obama would destroy the economy means that despite all the evidence to the contrary, Obama has destroyed the economy, and that they are therefore in the position of being saviors. But this is cognitive dissonance rearing its ugly head.
A Republican inability to deal with facts does not point to them as the best people to lead. It is the Republican inability to deal with facts that got us into the mess we were in by 2008. And arguably, their tendency to say things that make them feel better about themselves has gotten worse over the past seven years.
This is just more evidence of a complete lack of ethics and a complete disregard of the facts in the Republican cabal.
Where Trump is concerned, he asserted in Phoenix that he is a “really smart person,” yet claims of his 4,000-strong rally “This crowd today blows away anything that Bernie Sanders has gotten,” even though Sanders got 10,000 in Madison. I’m not a rich business man, but I know 10,000 is more than 4,000. Bombastically claiming 20,000 for a building that holds 4,000 isn’t a sign that we can trust anything Trump says.
While the Republican cabal shrinks into a small-tent, regional cult, he claimed “The silent majority is back, and we’re going to take the majority back, and we are going to make America great again.” Politico points out that for his supporters, “Trump is a straight-talker.”
Being loud and opinionated doesn’t make you a straight-talker. Republicans must learn not to conflate the two. To be a straight-talker, you must remain cognizant of the facts. What Trump is, in fact, is what is called in the vernacular, a “bullshitter.” There is a difference.
And you can tell them apart by looking at the numbers. The Republican base is too lost to ideology and bigotry to notice facts, but they’re out there, they do matter, and the America their candidates are campaigning against no more exists than the country they say they want to take back ever existed.

Most Despicable


Donald Trump Isn’t Polling Well Despite Racist Comments. He’s Polling Well Because of Them.

TrumpFrom the outside, it looks like Donald Trump’s “Mexicans are rapists” comments are costing him dearly. After an unrelenting,

The AFL-CIO Rises Up And Takes Apart Scott Walker With Just One Sentence

scott-walker-bigHours before the idiot Scott Walker’s (R-WI) impending announcement that he is seeking the presidency, the AFL-CIO issued their statement on and it is only one sentence long, “Scott Walker is a national disgrace.” 

Sam Stein @samsteinhp

The AFL-CIO statement on Scott Walker isn’t that long

Well. That about sums up Scott Walker’s record on workers’ rights, women’s rights, the economy, his stealing from the poor to give the rich even more policies… National disgrace. Perfect. Scott Walker is also proving that the lies about “trickle down” are utter garbage, as these policies have kept Wisconsin dragging behind the national recovery.
The AFL-CIO describes itself as an umbrella federation of U.S. unions fighting for working men and women:
We are the umbrella federation for U.S. unions, with 56 unions representing 12.5 million working men and women. We work to ensure that all people who work receive the rewards of their work—decent paychecks and benefits, safe jobs, respect and fair treatment. We work to make the voices of working people heard in the White House, on Capitol Hill, in state capitals across the country and in corporate boardrooms. We provide an independent voice for working families and ways for working people to be actively engaged in politics and legislation. We also hold corporations accountable for their treatment of employees and ensure the voice of working people is heard in the financial system. We also work with federations of unions in other countries toward global social and economic fairness.
Scott Walker has made a name for himself as a wingnut darling by attacking hard-won and long-fought for workers rights in Wisconsin. Walker is on record as being willing to do pretty much anything the Koch brothers ask of him, and the Koch brothers’ biggest goal is to be allowed to make more money without having to share or be responsible when they kill people (literally).
The Republican agenda to kill any government reforms that protect workers and keep the environment reasonably safe for humans is perfectly encapsulated in Scott Walker. If Donald Trump speaks for the base, Scott Walker speaks for the corporate puppet masters, the 2% who want to buy our government for their own greedy purposes.
Walker will be announced his candidacy Monday evening in Waukesha, Wisconsin — yes, home of the torn ballot bags, miscounts and “found votes” that have been so helpful for Mr. Walker.

Challenged By Mary Fallin, Paul LePage Fights Back to Be America’s Worst Governor

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, Maine’s Paul Le Page will be damned if he’s not considered the worst governor in this great nation of ours.
Yes, as a political payback Le Page withheld money from a school for kids with special needs. But Mary Fallin, folks. Her governin’ of Oklahoma is noteworthy in its awfulness. Fallin seems to have difficulty understanding the separation of cult and state, as my colleague John Paul Brammer pointed out earlier this week. Additionally, her grasp of the relations between the three branches of government is, to be charitable, tenuous.
For the purposes of this race to the bottom we’ll exclude those governors who wish to plumb America to the same depths with which they’ve taken the states they “lead.” So Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie (endorsed by Le Page!), Scott Walker, and John Kasich, you’re all disqualified. Admittedly, that clears the field of some serious contenders.
But Le Page and Fallin still must reckon with Rick Scott of Florida, Kansas’ Sam Brownback, Pat McCrory in North Carolina, and Texas’ Greg Abbott, all of whom are formidable in their ineptitude.
Which brings us back to Le Page. Le Page, bless his heart, doesn’t understand the rules of his own legislature after five years as governor.
John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Mary Fallin, Nikki Haley, Paul LePage, John Kasich
In Maine, if the governor does not veto a bill 10 days after it passed in the legislature, the bill automatically becomes law. But if the legislature has adjourned for the session and the governor does not veto or sign a bill within 10 days, the bill dies. Sure, these are unusual rules but hey, that’s why we call states the laboratories of democracy.
The key word in this set of rules is the word “adjourn.” The rules are meant to give the legislature an opportunity to override the governor’s vetoes, which is impossible after it’s adjourned. This session, Le Page let 19 bills pass without either or vetoing or signing them within 10 days, utilizing the so-called “pocket veto.” He claims the legislature had adjourned. Except it most definitely hadn’t adjourned, which means the bills Le Page wanted to prevent from becoming law will now do just that thanks to his own incompetence.
The dispute will ultimately be settled in court, to the chagrin of Le Page and his staffers — imagine being on Paul Le Page’s staff for a moment. Yikes!
The mess achieved Full Le Page Farce when the governor managed to insult an entire group of people, the French, who are not a small population in Maine. Speaking about his interpretation of the state’s constitution regarding vetoes, Le Page said, “even I can understand it and I’m French.”
One lawmaker responded of the latest Faux Pas Le Page by saying, “I can’t even process this right now.” Join the club, sir.
In the meantime, it’s your move Fallin.

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70 Years Ago, The Wingnuts Declared War On The America

70 Years Ago, The U.S. Government Declared War On The American Left
Show trials, forced convictions, freedoms stripped, rights destroyed — a legacy of war against this nation.

George Will Is The Canary In American Democracy’s Coal Mine

The Declaration of Independence proclaims that governments derive "their just powers from the consent of the governed." In his latest column, wingnut hack George Will boldly rejects this founding principle.

‘This Is War': The Future Of Voting Rights Heads To Court In North Carolina

"This is a racist attack on our sacred right to vote," said North Carolina NAACP President Reverend William Barber, the lead plaintiff in the trial.

Texas judge will perform same-sex weddings — but only if couples acknowledge his anti-LGBT beliefs

Judge James R. DePiazza (Facebook)
A Texas judge concedes that the U.S. Supreme Court may force him to perform same-sex weddings – but he wants couples to know he doesn’t like it.
There is not a problem 'acknowledging' his bigotry as long as he performs his duties as the law mandates. Just HOW he wants his bigotry acknowledged can be a huge problem.
Should he desire acknowledgement to be officially recorded in legal documentation then he is going to be sadly disappointed  - if a nod of the head in the affirmative is what he desires as acknowledgment of his bigotry ... then there is no problem, however it is likely such acknowledgment shall be given in the form of the middle digit of either or both hands in a raised position.

Wingnut Shrieking Head Falls For Fake Story About Pope Francis

Wingnut hack Michael Bresciani, who spews for the christian post and barbwire, railed against Pope Francis  for his “ignorant” statements about how the bible and the koran are the same book. “The one world religion nonsense of the liberals across the globe just got a boost from Pope F... MORE

Orly Shot Down

Birther Orly Taitz has latest round of lawsuits against Obama smacked down by Texas judge

Gun nuts cry bitter tears on Twitter over Whataburger’s ban on openly carried guns inside restaurants

Angry customer responds to Whataburger ban on open carry (Twitter)
Burger-craving gun lovers are outraged over Whataburger’s policy against openly carrying firearms inside the fast food chain’s Texas restaurants.

Fox Hack Says Chick-Fil-A ‘Is The Official Chicken Of jesus’

Not From The Onion: Fox Host Says Chick-Fil-A ‘Is The Official Chicken Of Jesus’ (VIDEO)
No, It Is Not From The Onion
Whom would jesus endorse? According to Todd Starnes, Chick-Fil-A is the “Official Chicken of jesus.”
You can’t make this shit up!