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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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America’s Elders Flex Their Political Muscles On Climate Change

The Anti-Trump

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Hillary Clinton: No, Morons, I Did Not Start The Birther Movement, And Trump Is A Paranoid Bigot

Hillary Clinton: No, Morons, I Did Not Start The Birther Movement, And Trump Is A Paranoid BigotHillary Clinton blasted birther Trump for his fallacious claim that her 2008 campaign started rumors about Barack Obama’s muslim-y-ness and non-citizenship.

Wingnut Love

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Democrats Use the Mainstream Media to Hammer Republicans For Looming Republican Cabal Shutdown

The media is very unhappy about the Republican cabal shutdown and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's office is all too happy to use them to hammer Republicans.…
pelosi-cummingsSo this is refreshing and different. Due to the fact that Republicans cater to corporations and our media is corporate and that media needs things from the Republicans in office, the media is rarely on the side of the people, which is to say (usually, not always) the Democrats.
But here comes another shutdown threat from Republicans and their shutdowns hurt business, so suddenly the media isn’t pretending that facts are debatable. The media is very unhappy about the looming Republican cabal shutdown and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s office is all too happy to use them to hammer Republicans.
The following is from a press release from the Leader’s office:
The House Republican cabal leadership still has no commonsense plan to avert another Republican Government Shutdown with a mere five legislative days until the deadline. Yet the impact of another #GOPshutdown would be so catastrophic that the media continues to underscore more of the harmful effects:
…anyone who lives paycheck to paycheck will have a hard time making ends meet.
Anyone applying for a job in the federal government or for a federal grant might want to start twiddling their thumbs.
Small businesses that rely on tourists and government workers for their livelihood could see a big drop-off in revenue during the shutdown.
Omaha.com (Nebraska):
“…the unpredictability of it all, that makes it a little bit more difficult to plan, train and equip,” Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, adjutant general of the Nebraska National Guard, told The World-Herald on Tuesday.
Old Faithful would erupt with no one watching, because Yellowstone National Park and 407 others would close to the public.
Homebuyers would find their mortgage applications stalled because the offices they need to approve paperwork for loans would be shuttered. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would have to stop monitoring the spread of the flu to direct vaccines where they are needed.
Republican cabal leadership Members may attempt to downplay the impact, but the damage is hard to ignore.
Boehner – as CNN Money puts it: “even the threat of a shutdown is a waste” of time because…”it would inconvenience Americans across the country…” The House Republican cabal must remove this threat off the table and stand up to the lunatic fringe teabagger extremists who want to take our country to the brink of collapse. Americans cannot afford this obstruction, distraction and dysfunction.
It’s not too often that the media will come down on the side of facts these days. It takes big business interests being threatened in order for this to happen, because of course, the media is owned by big business. Remember when the media stood up to 2012 Republican pretender nominee Romney when he attacked Jeep? Same thing. It was okay when he attacked the 47%, suggesting that many Americans are lazy losers. But insult Jeep? Those were fighting words.
Republicans used to be the cabal of business, but with their shutdowns and sequestration and refusal to renew the Ex-Im bank charter, business leaders have been coming after Republicans. They say some of these wingnut Republicans don’t know what they are doing, as if this is news.
What is news is that the media has something at stake when Republicans mess with business. So unlike the way the media trolls any legislation that might actually help the people, aka in Republicanese as the lazy 47% of the country, when Republicans set their eyes on destroying this country’s businesses, the media calls foul.

Won’t Get Fooled Again: New Video Shatters The Illusion Of The “Moderate” Republican

Trump and BushThe Hillary Clinton campaign put out a video exposing Republicans — not just the nutters either — for being extremists, from Jeb  saying “we should not have a multicultural society,” to Kasich.
It is, quite frankly, too appalling to even break down.
Just watch and weep:
Jeb: “We should not have a multicultural society,”
Trump: “This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish.”
Carson: “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation.”
Republican supporter: “We have training camps growing where they want to kill us. That’s my question. When can we get rid of ’em.”
Jeb re using term “anchor babies”: “Don’t regret it, do you have a better term?”
Jeb on his claim that Asian people take advantage of birthright citizenship: “Frankly, it’s more related to Asian… people.”
Trump re babies born to “undocumented workers”: “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”
Kasich: “A lot of ’em do jobs that um, they’re willing to do. And that’s why in the hotel you leave a little tip.”
Okay then.
Kasich, the lone 'sane' person in this sad Republican primary posse, is an uncultured buffoon who should never, ever be given a chance to represent this country internationally.
So go ahead, share this little video with your friends and neighbors, the people who say they are moderate Republicans, and ask them who exactly represents them in the party today? Who and what policies?
Done and done.

Blackburn invents new way to deny global warming: Humans are not ‘the cause for carbon emissions’

Marsha Blackburn speaks to Fox News
House energy committee Vice Chair wingnut Blackburn took global warming denial to the next level  by suggesting that humans were not even causing carbon emissions.

Busted: Florida wingnut hatches diabolical plan to redraw Democrat’s district with black inmates who can’t vote

Florida state Rep. Janet Adkins  (YouTube)Florida wingnut Janet Adkins was recently caught on tape explaining her plan to defeat state Representative Corrine Brown, a black Democrat, by redrawing the district lines to include African-American inmates who cannot vote.

Boehner Ally Calls Cruz Republicans “Wingnut Marxists”

"The wingnut Marxists have teamed up with Pelosi. They're the ones who always team up with Pelosi. They are the Pelosi Republicans."…
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Although Republicans will never admit openly that the deal they made with the Koch devils to create and install extremist teabaggers in positions of power in Congress was a disaster, the five-year inter-cabal civil war reveals their obvious distress. Now, Luntaic fringe ultra-wingnut extremists in the House are conspired to unseat Boehner for not embracing Cruz and the House Freedom Caucus’ crusade to shut down the government; this time over, among other things, religious opposition to women’s reproductive healthcare providers. The latest threat is that if Boehner dares move ahead with funding the government with Planned Parenthood funding in place, after the extremists shut down the government they will shut down Boehner’s tenure as house speaker. One way or another, the extremists want to close the government and if the Republican leadership is not with them, they are the enemy.
Many Republican voters are convinced that shutting down the government is a winning tactic based on their near-sweep in the 2014 midterms and their belief is hard to dispute. After all, Cruz told them to shut down the government for 16 days costing the government tens-of-billions of dollars, killed thousands of jobs and they still increased their numbers in the House and won control of the Senate despite “creating havoc with the budget over the course of several years.” Republicans typically hate everything about the federal government, and as in the mind of un-American immigrant Cruz, if Republicans cannot eliminate it permanently, they can at least shut it down just to show their supporters they mean business.
Although the primary driver of the current shutdown threat is Republicans’ belief that Congress exists to pass legislation founded on a bastardized form of christianity, there is more than just Planned Parenthood funding at play for extremist Republicans. There is, of course, women’s reproductive health, the debt ceiling, the Iran nuclear deal, raising military spending, and slashing most domestic spending to death; all valid extremists’ reasons to shut down the government if “wingnut Marxists” fail to get what they demand.
The Republican who labeled shut-down agitators “wingnut Marxists” was Boehner’s ally Representative Devin Nunes. Nunes lashed out at “Republican insurgents” in the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) for “undermining Boehner’s authority and stirring up this trouble.” Nunes said, “The wingnut Marxists have teamed up with Pelosi. They’re the ones who always team up with Pelosi. They are the Pelosi Republicans. The Freedom Caucus is an arm of Pelosi.”
Obviously the HFC, although they are like all Republicans wingnut Marxists, have not “teamed up with” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, their antics do provide House Democrats with a measure of power a minority party seldom enjoys. Nunes has had sharp words for the Cruz-inspired Marxists in the past when he called them “lemmings with suicide vests” in 2013 for the “Obamacare shutdown fight” Democrats were instrumental in ending to save Boehner. Perhaps Nunes’ goal was insulting the HFC by linking them to the Democratic leader, but he obviously does not comprehend the resolve of the “right wing Marxists” to shut down the government to show their theocratic leader Cruz and extremist base that their raison d’ĂȘtre is eliminating the federal government.
The House Freedom Caucus has been eyeing this shutdown for some months because “none of the House committees have done their jobs, there is no budget proposal to send to the Senate, and the deadline for the current budget appropriations is rapidly approaching.” There are not even plans in the works for Congress to pass a continuing resolution to run the government because a shutdown was always the goal of the wingnut Marxists. And according to a “longtime congressional observer” Stan Collender, the odds are at 75% that the Marxists will succeed because the “ongoing dysfunction is most likely an insurmountable challenge for Boehner and McConnell.” Translation: Boehner and McConnell do not lead their respective caucuses, Ted Cruz does.
The man expecting to emerge victorious from a seemingly certain shut down is the leading wingnut theocrat and Marxist Cruz. Cruz successfully engineered the last government shutdown and although some Republicans were put off, the Canadian immigrant made major points with the theocratic anti-government Republican base; the base Cruz needs for his Republican pretender nomination bid.
As noted earlier, a potential government shutdown is part of “religious Republicans, fiscal scolds, and military hawks” strategy to force their extremist agenda on Americans. However, no-one will benefit more than Cruz. Cruz is once again screaming loudest that Republicans have to shut down the federal government to save America. He is particularly opposed to any domestic spending for any reason, he and his preacher-daddy demand an end to women’s reproductive healthcare, and he wants the United Nations nuclear deal with Iran scuttled and replaced with immediate plans for another Middle East war on Israel’s behalf.
As the wingnut Marxists’ lead extremist, Cruz laid out his set of demands to keep the federal government operational. Cruz said, “Congress should pass a continuing resolution that funds the government, but that provides two conditions. Number one, it does not give taxpayer funds to a private organization — Planned Parenthood — that is under multiple criminal investigations. Number two, it uses the power of the purse to force this administration to hand over the Iranian side deals.”
First, evangelical Republicans in states around the country have “called for” investigations and hearings on Planned Parenthood, and some inquiries were “announced” in Arizona, Indiana, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Ohio, and Texas; but the medical providers have been cleared of any wrongdoing. As an aside, the dirty outfit that created the video evidence is under a Justice Department investigation. Second, the United Nations Security Council members, including President Obama, have no side deals with Iran to give to anyone, much less an un-American Canadian immigrant like Cruz. Still, it has not stopped Cruz from claiming that “the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism, President Barack Obama, ‘did too’ make a secret deal with Iran.”
This drive to shut down the government is, as one observer noted, “a crucial part of Cruz’s presidential campaign strategy” to make him heroic for pushing “squishy” Republicans to “confront the President” over issues important to religious anti-American immigrants like Cruz. When the possible shut down fails, Cruz will blame “Washington Republican insiders” for being weak and set himself up as the only “true wingnut” willing to go to war against President Obama.
Cruz, desperate to bolster his “anti-government and anti-Washington” bona fides with anti-government extremists lashed out at the Republican leadership on Tuesday claiming that “The position of Republican leadership boils down to this: They will support 100 percent of the priorities of Democrats. Today, the leader in the Senate is Harry Reid because Republican leadership has said nothing will pass without Harry Reid’s support. Today, the leader in the House is Nancy Pelosi.” It is interesting that the opposing sides in the Republican civil war both accused the other of allowing Democrats to run Congress, and it is just another signal that the Republican cabal is truly off the rails; or as Devin Nunes said, “a bunch of right wing Marxists.”
Republicans are wingnut extremists, all of them, and the current dysfunction the cabal is experiencing is its own fault for embracing radical religious and anti-government maniacs. For many on the left it is entertaining to watch the Republican civil war raging in Congress, but like all wars there are always noncombatant casualties, and collateral damage. Sadly, the only casualties are the American people suffering yet another worthless Congress and tragically for this country, none of the casualties are religious and anti-government Republicans. However, that is something voters can reverse in 14 months.

Fainting Wingnuts

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Trump Speaks At A Black Business Owners Convention–To A Half-Empty Room Of White People

Trump Speaks At A Black Business Owners Convention–To A Half-Empty Room Of White PeopleIt seems the people who Trump came to speak to chose to “stay at the bar until the bigot leaves” option.

Jeb On Keystone Opposition: 'Environmental Extremists'

Jeb Just Admitted He Doesn’t Want The United States To Be Multicultural

Jeb Bush Just Admitted He Doesn’t Want The United States To Be Multicultural (VIDEO)
Putting the “ass” in assimilation, Jeb must have noticed how well Trump’s racism is working for him and wants a piece of the bigot vote for himself.

Meet The Real Fiorina

by Dave Johnson 
There used to be something called “the HP Way.” This was the description of the way Hewlett-Packard (HP) conducted its business and treated its employees and customers.
Management was informal, and the majority of the company’s engineers worked in an open environment, rather than offices, to encourage communication and teamwork. In Bill Hewlett’s word, “the HPa Way is a core ideology … which includes a deep respect for the individual, a dedication to affordable quality and reliability, a commitment to community responsibility, and a view that the company exists to make technical contributions for the advancement and welfare of humanity.”
In a 2010 Reuters’ article, “Fiorina, Hurd: no practitioners of ‘The HP Way’?” Alex Dobuzinskis wrote,

Psycho-Wingnuts

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Jesse Ventura hammers Huckabee

'Off The Grid' host Jesse Ventura [Ora.TV]
Jesse Ventura hammers Huckabee: ‘I think that he wants us to become the Middle East

Breitbart Pays Up For Racist Attack Against Shirley Sherrod

Featured image credit: US Department of Agriculture on flckr under creative commons license 2.0 A lawsuit filed in 2011 by former Agricultural Department official Shirley Sherrod against lunatic fringe wingnut propaganda manufacturer Andrew Breitbart was settled..

O'Reilly's Doing His Best To Get Someone Else Killed Over Abortion

Hard-core in Jesusland

This man really loves his computer (Shutterstock)
Their guiding principle seems to be, "Do as I say, not as I do."