In celebration of Nancy Pelosi's 70th birthday, the community at Daily Kos had 2600 roses delivered to her office. Even cooler, she shared them with veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and staffers on the hill. Her thank you on YouTube:
It takes almost no work to push any political conversation into the
“both sides do this” story outline. Eric Cantor at least had a slightly
credible story line, but it wasn’t really necessary. If John Boehner
had stood up and claimed that someone threatened to take away his tube
of bronzer, he’d have gotten the same result.
Just recently I have been directly threatened. A bullet was shot through
the window of my campaign office in Richmond this week. And I received
threatening emails. But I will not release them, because I believe such
actions will only encourage more to be sent.
That is why I have deep concerns that some — DCCC chairman Chris Van
Hollen, and DNC chairman Tim Kaine in particular — are dangerously
fanning the flames by suggesting that these incidents be used as a
political weapon. Security threats against members of Congress is not a
partisan issue and they should never be treated that way. To use such
threats as political weapons is reprehensible.
The shot heard round the world! The war has begun ... except, the shot was something of a dud.
Anyone who knows the first damned thing about ballistics will tell you that that shot was random. But it doesn't stop Cantor from telling the world that it was an attack.
It's clear from the Richmond police statement that Cantor's office was
not directly targeted. Rather, an office that he has used in the past
(but not his main campaign office) was randomly struck by a bullet that
had been fired into the sky.
for Eric Cantor to describe this as an attack targeting his campaign
office is supremely dishonest, an obvious attempt to deflect attention
from Republican Party's violent and extreme rhetoric in recent days.
Next thing you know, Cantor will be claiming a backwards B was carved
in his face.
What is happening is that people are trying to kill the families of Democratic legislators who voted for health care reform. Sarah Palin is using targeting reticules in her advertisements for money, and bricks, whose ballistics cannot be misconstrued, are being thrown through windows of Democratic offices.
And meanwhile, one of the men inciting this violence from the right (who relies on socialist health care) has this to say about his speaking and others efforts:
We refuse to participate in the system, and we refuse to pay the fines,
and we refuse arrest. Now where do you suppose that’s going but a
thousand little Waco’s.
Do these assholes even remember how Waco turned out for the pedophile rapist Koresh?Do the American people remember how that turned out?These assholes aren't patriots; they are terrorists, criminals.And I, for one, have little to no problem dealing with them as such.
If you only bookmark one thing this year, make it this open letter to conservatives. It is a solid link-fest of conservative and Republicant hypocrisy, and details the very best reasons why they should and will be consigned to the scrapheap of history.
For a brief while there, Professor Rob Natelson was going out of his way to convince us all that the developed world was shifting to the right. He called it a "megatrend".
I can't wait to read his response to the recent spanking of Sarkozy's French government by the Socialists. Perhaps he'll consider that just a 'data blip'. To be honest, I don't think he'll acknowledge it at all. After all, for a bloviator of his caliber, it's somewhat painful to be so obviously wrong.
Democrats shouldn't expect much cooperation from Republicans the rest
of this year, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned Monday.
will be no cooperation for the rest of the year," McCain said during an
interview Monday on an Arizona radio affiliate. "They have poisoned the
well in what they've done and how they've done it."
You know what, you old fart? Fuck you. All Republicans have done for over a year now is blockade, nay-say, whine, piss and moan. They've fostered the teabaggers in threatening our government, while pitching a fit that nobody wants to play nice with them in actually governing. The Republicants prove themselves more useless by the day. One can count how many votes important government initiatives have garnered from Republicants in the last year on one hand. They can't govern, they have no ideas and they generally want the American people to know that they are grumpy old white men who should be listened to, because they are grumpy old white men. Even the teabaggers are tired of their shit, and McCain himself faces an uphill battle for reelection. So the Democrats better be afraid, or they'll get dick-slapped by the flaccid wieners of a bunch of dried up useless old white guys. 'Hold still Democrats! I'll dick-slap you yet, if I can just stretch this nub beyond my fly ... Crap, where's Dole and his Viagra?' Let McCain continue to go on the Sunday Talkies and tell everybody how picked on the poor old GOP is. They wanted obstruction, they got it, and now they are reaping the benefits of being the party of impotent bastards with attitude.
Personally, I love the response from Reid's office:
For someone who campaigned on ‘Country First’ and claims to take great
pride in bipartisanship, it’s absolutely bizarre for Senator McCain to
tell the American people he is going to take his ball and go home until
the next election. He must be living in some parallel universe because
the fact is, with very few exceptions, we’ve gotten very little
cooperation from Senate Republicans in recent years.
At a time
when our economy is suffering and we’re fighting two wars, the American
people need Senator McCain and his fellow Republicans to start working
with us to confront the challenges facing our country—not reiterating
their constant opposition to helping working families when they need it
That's the polite way to put it. I'm not polite. Fuck you and your dentures too, McCain. You're useless.