Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hey Arizona: How About Having An Illegal EMPLOYER Law?

More than half of the Arizona businesses that had their workforces audited by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents since last July have been found to have illegal workers on their payrolls.
If there were stiff penalties for hiring illegal workers, maybe we wouldn't be seeing unconstitutional laws signed by governors for political advantage. Theoretically, I could be on vacation in Arizona and be stopped and arrested by law enforcement officials because I'm not carrying my birth certificate. Show of hands: how many people carry their birth certificates with them?

Stop hiring them and they'll stop coming.

Aren't You Glad He's Not Our President?

Say whatever's convenient at the time.

Crooks and Liars: "...CNN noted on Friday, John McCain was for comprehensive immigration reform before he was against it before he was for it and, ultimately, against it again.
Hard-pressed on his right flank by J.D. Hayworth, John McCain on Monday broke his silence on the new law. He endorsed the measure as a "good tool" because, among other things, "drivers of cars with illegals in them that are intentionally causing accidents on the freeways."
For their part, Suzanne Malveaux and Dana Bash of CNN went to the videotape to show McCain's pathetic back-and-forth-and-back-and-forth on immigration."


Must Reads

Bob Cesca: Glenn Beck: the Televangelist Con Man Selling God's Plan for America

The Rude Pundit: The Oklahoma Legislature Will Look Inside Your Daughter's Vagina (Part of the "Your State Sucks, Too" Series)

Paul Krugman: Don’t Cry for Wall Street

Dan Froomkin: Deficit Group Formed By Barney Frank Looks Where Others Dare Not -- At Defense Budget

Time Wise: Imagine If The Tea Party Was Black

GottaLaff: Sarah Palin: Glenn Beck's "chalkboard technique changing our country"


Daryl Cagle: Apple: You Can Ridicule Obama, but Don’t Bash Tiger Woods

President Obama's Weekly Address - April 24, 2010

Good News from the Auto Industry

Friday, April 23, 2010

Quote of the Day

"What we have here - and my Republican friends, they found death panels where they weren't in the health bill, they're ignoring death panels where they are in the financial bill - none of the money involved here is either going to be taxpayer money, nor can even the privately raised money, privately funded money, be spent except at funeral expenses to put an institution out of business."
~ Rep. Barney Frank on the GOP "Bailout Bill" talking point and explaining what is actually in the financial reform bill.

Is This Sexist?

"Let's take [Ohio Democratic Rep.] Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the kitchen."
Medina County GOP chairman Bill Heck doesn't think so.


For Once Dick Cheney Is RIght

Huffington Post: While the current vice president is showing contrition over dropping an F-bomb, the last one seems proud of his own famous off-color moment [in telling Senator Patrick Leahy to "go fuck himself" on the Senate floor].
...Cheney, who has never regretted the incident, appeared on Thursday's "Dennis Miller Show" and took a compliment about it from the host.
"I love that move," Miller said while thanking Cheney for going after Leahy. "One of my favorite stories -- muttering that."
Cheney responded that a lot of people liked the comment. "That's sort of the best thing I ever did."
And he's right. Can you think of anything else Dick Cheney did in his eight years as Vice President that was less damaging? I can't. Therefore, he's right when he says it's "the best thing I ever did" because anything he did before (Halliburton, Liz Cheney) or after (not having the decency to die after multiple heart attacks) was infinitely worse.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No Help For Ensign

Perhaps Senator Ensign should have saved that mistress hush money for his re-election campaign.
As lawmakers rollout their campaign fundraising totals for the first quarter of 2010, Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) has little to boast about: the embattled senator's re-election campaign took in just $50 in contributions -- all of which came from a single donor.
Fifty. Dollars.


Unemployed Gecko

If I were able to hire, I'd give him a job just on principle.

Huffington Post: Lance Baxter, better known as D.C. Douglas but perhaps best known as the voice of Geico commercials ("15 minutes could save you 15 percent or more on your car insurance") has been fired by the insurance company after leaving a voicemail for Tea Party group FreedomWorks.

Douglas asked FreedomWorks in his voicemail what "the percentage of people that are mentally retarded who are working for FreedomWorks and who are following it," or as he has since put it, he "inquired as to their intelligence level."

Stewart Responds to Bernie Goldberg

One of his best bits ever.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cartoon of the Day

What The Fuck?

I think I need a gun to protect myself... from these fucking nutjobs!

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"They get the first shot, we get the last." Unbelievable. How about they get the first shot, you get the second shot and they obliterate you with the third shot? How's that for gun rights? And the "You're a socialist!" rant that Pratt goes on about, is everyone a socialist because they believe in the Constitutional right to "promote the general welfare"? Pratt sounded like Oprah! "You're a socialist and you're a socialist and you're a socialist!" as he pointed fingers to Matthews, Roosevelt, Truman, JFK, Nixon and even Herbert Hoover.

It's these wingnuts that actually threaten gun rights - because if I listen to these guys long enough, I would be scared shitless that they own guns. Has President Obama said anything, has any legislation been considered to tighten gun rights or repeal the 2nd Amendment? This bluster has to stop before another wingnut hurts someone.

Also read Rude Pundit: People With Nothing Better to Do Descend on Virginia and DC

Monday, April 19, 2010

Goldman Sachs and Pillages

Can you believe the balls on these crooks?

Goldman Sachs Bonuses: Bank Paying Staff Over $5 Billion For Just Three Months Work

Goldman Sachs is facing a potential backlash in Europe over the fraud case brought against it in the United States, with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown calling for authorities there to investigate and accusing the investment bank of "moral bankruptcy."
...Brown, currently facing a tough re-election battle, seemed additionally angry at Goldman Sachs' plan to pay 3.5 billion pounds ($5.4 billion) in bonuses as reported in British newspapers.
"I am shocked at this moral bankruptcy," he said on BBC TV. "This is probably one of the worst cases that we have seen."
Brown called for a "new global constitution for the banking system" that would, among other things, ban bonus packages like the ones planned by Goldman Sachs.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dumbass Tweet of the Day

People actually voted for this guy.

Douchebag of the Week: Thomas Mitchell

The Editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thomas "Look at my awesome cowboy hat and my sweet Wyatt Earp moustache" Mitchell wrote a swell column about voting bias. Not, white voters overwhelmingly voting for white candidates or blacks voters voting for black candidates, or even Tea Party voters voting for nutball candidates. No, Mitchell thinks that women are "fickle and biased" towards Democratic candidates and therefore it's time to repeal the 19th Amendment. You know, the one that gave women the right to vote.

How does he come to this stellar conclusion?
Men favored the attractive former beauty queen Sue Lowden over the graying Harry Reid by 22 points, while women shunned their gender mate, choosing Reid by a 2-point margin. Which proves women favor Democrats.
Not convinced? Well let’s back it up a week and look at the poll results published this past Sunday.
In a head-to-head match among Reid, Lowden and Tea Party pretender Scott Ashjian, the men favored Lowden by 19 points over Reid and women picked Reid by a 3-point margin. Ashjian was in single digits.
But change the Republican option from Lowden to former basketball star Danny Tarkanian and it is a different tale. Men still favored the Republican by 16 points and doubled their support by Ashjian to 15 points. Women, on the other hand, chose Reid by 16 points, proving they’d rather vote for a woman than a male Republican.
Hoo-hoo! Get it? Reid's a woman!

Now let me add that if this is supposed to be satirical, as some of the commenters in his editorial have suggested, I didn't get it. At. All.

No, I just happen to think that Thomas Mitchell is a typical misogynist, Republican prick who doesn't understand why illogical, fickle, emotional women are trusted with the right to vote because they obviously aren't voting for Party of No douchebags. Therefore they must not have any clue about the issues.

Thomas Mitchell: Douchebag of the Week!

Why I Love Rep. Anthony Weiner

Weiner: “I follow Twitter for the Tea Party and just show up to fuck with them... No, I don’t do that. I just sit at my desk and they send me talcum powder every couple of weeks.”