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Monday, August 17, 2015

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Fibs, Frankenstein, and Fabulosity

Friday Fox Follies – Fibs, Frankenstein, and Fabulosity
There was a great synchronicity in the Cable Tee Vee Firmament last week. As Jon Stewart stopped climbing Bullshit Mountain, an avalanche called Trump proved --

The shrub's daddy's National Security Adviser Backs Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal

Former national security adviser Brent Snowcroft says rejecting the Iran deal "is an abdication of America's unique role and responsibility"…

Bernie Sanders bashes Trump during Iowa speech

Democratic Presidential Hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks with students during an event in Washington, DC, June 4, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)
Progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders illustrated the stark difference between his populist agenda and his rivals when he chided Donald Trump’s display of excess at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.

Liberalism Rocks The Iowa State Fair As Bernie Sanders Rips Republican Fake Family Values

bernie sanders iowa state fair
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fired up the crowd at the Iowa State Fair by tearing apart the hypocrisy behind Republican “family values.”
While speaking at The Des Moines Register Soapbox, Sen. Sanders shredded Republican family values.
Sanders said:
Many of my Republican colleagues talk about family values. Their family values are that a woman should not have the right to control her own body.

I disagree.

Their values are that our gay brothers and sisters should not be able to get married, or enjoy all of the benefits of American citizenship.

I disagree.
That my family values are, I’ve been married twenty-seven years got four kids, seven grandchildren. That my family values are that the United States has got to end the international embarrassment of being the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid family and medical leave.
When a woman has a baby in this country, regardless of her income, she should be able to spend three months with that baby, getting to know that baby, love that baby.
That’s a family a value.

And when we talk about American values, when we talk about where we want to go as a country, I want to end the absurdity of the United States being the only major country on Earth that does not guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, and that is why I strongly support a Medicare for all single-payer system.
Republican 'family' values undermine families. There is nothing real about denying some families basic rights, or discriminating against some families. Opposing paid family leave, is not a family value. Trying to legislatively control the health care decisions of women is not a family value.
What Bernie Sanders discussed at the Iowa State Fair were basic American values. Strong families, whether they are gay or straight, two parent households or one, or rich or poor are the foundation of a strong nation.
Real family values are not reflected in Republican policies. Republicans hurt families where their version of 'family' values.
Bernie Sanders spoke the truth, and his words struck at the heart of one of the great hypocrisies in the Republican cabal. The home of real family values is on the left, and Bernie Sanders rocked the heartland with the truth about who is truly looking out for the best interests of America’s families.

Quick Hits

Bernie Sanders visits Iowa looking to recreate Obama's 2008 surge over Hillary
You're guilty!: Republican cabal front runner Trump called for jury duty
Danger of 'driving while black' in Ferguson confirmed with new study

Trump: I’m sure Roger Ailes will make Megyn Kelly be ‘fair and good’ to me after her vacation

Trump just doesn’t know when to quit. Have we EVER had anybody so full of themselves running for pretender before?

D.C. Diner Serves Up ‘The Trump Sandwich’

Featured image by DonkeyHotey. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/18058245844The newest culinary craze is hitting Washington D.C. and we know of one person that isn’t going to like it: Trump.

Trump talks like a 4th grader

Republican pretender front runner Trump talks like a 4th grader, according to a linguistic analysis performed by Politico’s Jack Shafer.

Larry Wilmore destroys Jeb

Larry Wilmore (Comedy Central)

Same Old Shit

Jeb (All But) Promises To Bring Back Torture If He Is Able To Steal Office Like His Brother Did
jeb-and-george-bushIn a speech that sounded like it could have been delivered by his brother, Jeb revised the history of the Iraq war in order to blame Obama, and left the door wide open to bringing back torture if he steals the White House.
During an event in Iowa, Jeb made his most explicit comments indicating that his junta will be a return to the policies of his brother.
Defense One reported:
“I do think, in general, that torture is not appropriate and effective, and the change in policy that my brother did and was put into executive order form by the pretender was the proper thing to do,” he continued. But he added later, “That’s why I’m not saying that in every condition under every possible scenario [we wouldn’t use torture] — dog knows what the next pretender is going to have to do.”
When pressed to say whether he could commit to keeping President Barack Obama’s executive order, Jeb reiterated, “I’m not gonna go through every possible scenario that’s gonna come up.”
“At the moment, we’ve got people out there protecting the United States of America, protecting its citizens. And one of the most important duties, if not the most important duty of the pretender is to do the same.”
Jeb Bush is his “own man,” but if he is steals the office to serve as the nation’s next pretender GITMO will stay open, torture will be back on the table, and troops will be returning to Iraq. The Jeb campaign is sounding a lot like the failed pretendership of his brother, the shrub.
With one speech, Jeb  revealed what makes him unelectable. Democrats and Independents definitely don’t want a return of the shrub years, and a sizable number of Republicans aren’t thrilled with the idea either. There is a reason Jeb has fallen back to the middle of the Republican pack.
A vote for Jeb is a vote for the shrub, which is why voters have rejected Jeb’s call to rise up and restore his brother’s failed policies.

Jeb’s campaign lies about meeting with Black Lives Matter activists

Jeb Bush, via Gage Skidmore / Flickr
Jeb’s campaign lies about meeting with Black Lives Matter activists
Disingenuous is a word. 
False is a better one.

Bill Maher mocks Republicans’ problem with women

'Real Time' host Bill Maher tells a story on Aug. 14, 2015. [YouTube]
Bill Maher used a storybook to explain to the republican cabal why it has trouble attracting “the mysterious people who aren’t men” on last Friday’s episode of Real Time.

Wingnut Wet Dream Come True

11-Year-Old Rape Victim Forced To Give Birth
Image via PixabayAn 11-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated has been forced to give birth after being denied an abortion several months ago.
Wingnuts must be giddy right about now.
Huckabee is beside himself with joy!

Bradlee Dean: If Obama Was Head Of Any Other Country, The Military Would've Take Him Out By Now

Lunatic fringe hate speech radio hack Bradlee Dean committed treason not the other way around when he wrote in his Wing Nut Daily spew that the Obama administration has embraced “treason, treason and more treason,” conditioning people to the point they are “set at ease only to set themselves up for the next act of treason.”  MORE

Wingnuts Pissed At Target, Throw Hissy Fits Over Gender Neutral Toy Department

Leading Conservatives Pissed At Target, Throw Hissy Fits Over Gender Neutral Toy Department
Girls playing with toys that once were considered strictly for boys…
Heavens no!!
They might grow up to be… balanced.
No wonder wingnuts are mad.

Fox hacks freak out (So, what else is new?)

Cop with KKK ties found working in FL elementary school ...

David Borst (Screenshot/WFTV)
David Borst resigned as the Fruitland Park deputy police chief last July after being identified by the FBI as being a member of one of the most recognizable hate groups.

Teabagger who wants to pave over Florida beach charged in bizarre campaign against food vendor

A teabagger agitator in Florida claims he is a political prisoner after his arrest for harassing a food vendor with false accusations.
*OK, so any and all cases involving teabaggers are bizarre ...