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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
LIZ CHENEY: “MY SISTER HAS NO RIGHT TO BE HAPPY”The Daily Edge
It’s not easy being Liz Cheney. She’s not only the least popular of the Republican candidates for Senate in Wyoming. She’s also doing her best to reinforce her image as the least likable of the Cheney sisters.
Former VP Dick Cheney was reportedly “delighted” when his younger daughter Mary married her partner Heather Poe in 2012. But Liz was not so happy.
“I am not pro-gay marriage,” she declared last Friday.
Today, she expanded on her thinking an exclusive interview with The Daily Edge.
“I’m sick and tired of this shit,” she told The Daily Edge. “It all began when Mary first came out of the closet. She told us that she wanted to be true to herself, to live life openly and honestly. Of course it fucking freaked me out. Not the gay stuff. Who gives a fuck about that. But she’s a Cheney! She’s not supposed to be honest! Are you fucking kidding me!?!?”
Father Dick’s acceptance of Mary’s lifestyle only angered elder daughter Liz even more. “As soon as she went gay, he told her she didn’t have to participate in family Game Night any more. That hurt a lot. We used to have so much fun playing ‘Pin the Intel on Colin Powell.’ And ‘Out the CIA Agent’ just wasn’t the same without her. I don’t think we even played ‘Stonewalling the 9/11 Commission’ a single time after she stopped taking part.”
Now, in a sad attempt to advance her political career, Liz is willing to demean her sister publicly, stating that she has no right to find happiness in a marriage with the person she loves.
“Marriage isn’t how a Cheney is supposed to find happiness,” Liz told us. “For a Cheney, happiness is being a personal friend of David Gregory and going on Meet the Press whenever you want to tell lies about Obama.”
“When I become President,” she concluded, “I will save marriage by forcing all these loving gay and lesbian families to get divorced.”
More at Huffington Post from Twitter’s own @LOLGOP: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-sattler/the-cheneys-dont-get-bett_b_3857847.html
Additional Cheney family coverage at Wink Progress: http://winkprogress.com/?s=Cheney
Liz Cheney wants to save marriage by forcing her sister to get divorced http://t.co/mk1ydVABql
|Shouldn't a Koch brother be regulated more than a Cheney sister?|
@WinkProgress: Shouldn't a Koch brother be regulated more than a Cheney sister? http://t.co/XCESIRz9s5 #Memes
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Donald Rumsfeld on the Art of War
@WinkProgress: Donald Rumsfeld on the Art of War http://t.co/1EFtfLkbum #Articles #Memes
We haven’t heard much from former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lately. Mainly because he’s the guy who spent $6T on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, sending our troops into battle without body armor only to then tell us that not only was Saddam Hussein not involved in 9/11, he didn’t have WMDs, either.
As Obama considers military action in Syria, you might think a totally dickish douchebag like Rumsfeld would keep his mouth shut and support the Commander-in-Chief the way he told us we were supposed to support our President when Bush was pretending to accomplish missions.
After all, Obama is the President who actually got Bin Laden and concluded the Iraq War.
But hey, it’s Obama. Since when have the crazy old coots of the GOP given him a shred of respect?
Full story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2013/08/29/rumsfeld-criticizes-obama-syria-strategy/2726147/
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BOB MCDONNELL LAUNCHES KICKSTARTER TO COVER LEGAL EXPENSES
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today launched a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign in an effort to “get out ahead of any legal expenses, plus maybe stash a few thou in the ‘go-bag’ I keep in my hall closet.”
McDonnell is seeking to raise funds so he can “defend himself vigorously” against charges that he and his wife received an obscene amount of cash and gifts from Richmond-area businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr., CEO of dietary supplement maker Star Scientific, in exchange for using his influence as Governor to boost the fortunes of the company.
“To call these lavish gifts ‘bribes’ is to demean the beautiful friendship my family and I enjoyed with Mr Williams,” said the Governor. “Although it’s also true that we don’t speak to him anymore since the gifts dried up.”
Among the rewards being offered by McDonnell to his Kickstarter donors:
Pledge $10,000 or more: Receive a man’s Rolex watch, engraved with the words “Who’s Your Daddy? Love, JRW, Sr.” (limit one)
Pledge $5,000 or more: Receive a lightly worn Oscar de la Renta suede jacket direct from the closest of Virginia’s First Lady (limit one)
Pledge $2,500 or more: Receive an “as-new” Luis Vuitton leather handbag (may need some restitching due to a minor altercation with investigators) (limit one)
At the lower end of the scale, McDonnell has set aside rewards for even the smallest donors, for example:
Pledge $25 or more: Receive a novelty “Re-Elect Senator Clay Davis to the Maryland State Senate” T-shirt (limit one).
“Did you ever watch The Wire?” McDonnell added wistfully. “Sheeeeeeeee-it, that guy was good. At one time I even thought I was as smooth as him.”
For more on McDonnell’s legal woes: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gov-mcdonnell-described-as-aware-of-gifts-from-virginia-businessman/2013/08/31/f2739284-0f3e-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html
Additional coverage on Wink Progress: http://winkprogress.com/thedailyedge/3168/i-know-who-my-friends-are-says-virginia-gov-mcdonnell-from-behind-a-stack-of-gifts/
@WinkProgress: BREAKING: Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell launches #Kickstarter to cover legal expenses http://t.co/a3QX3h3Ynq
Miley Cyrus was forced to behave that way
@WinkProgress: #MileyCyrus was forced to behave that way by liberals! New guest post by @zachheltzel for @liberalbias http://t.co/1TfDltNqBL
Monday, September 2, 2013
"Government is the problem." Eric Cantor proves it.The Daily Edge
Remember how the House Republicans cheered when John Boehner broke off sequester negotiations on February 28?
They cheered even though the sequester would cut ANOTHER $75 million from the Embassy Security budget at a time when they were trying to politicize Benghazi in ways that would distract from how previous GOP security cuts might have contributed to the disaster?
They cheered even though sequestration would cost 800,000 jobs, slow the economic recovery, and have a devastating effect on millions of seniors, poor kids and working families.
They cheered even though the sequester would put new strains on the US Forest Service’s already-diminished firefighting capabilities.
Today comes news that a devastating wildfire in California has crossed into Yosemite National Park and created a state of emergency in San Francisco, just 150 miles away from the 196-square mile blaze, and which relies on Yosemite for water and hydroelectric power.
Cuts to the Forest Service budget mean that the Forest Service has to call in expensive “exclusive use” contractors in times of emergency.
San Francisco’s state of emergency means federal funds will be made available to deal with the crisis.
Eric Cantor likes to say “government is the problem.” It certainly is.
We have a government being sabotaged by a Republican Party whose leaders have all signed a pledge to the Kochs to do nothing about climate change (even as the intensity of droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires is increasing).
We have a Republican Party that cheers idiotic spending cuts in place of country-first compromise.
We have a Republican Party that promotes “fiscal conservatism” in ways that put American lives and homes and jobs at risk–and contributes to crises that cost taxpayers millions and billions of dollars to clean up.
Yes, Eric Cantor. Government is the problem. And you are it.
Full story: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57599975/yosemite-fire-swallowing-everything-in-its-path/
Los Angeles Times editorial, August 27, 2013: “This isn’t a sane fire policy… firefighting is a basic public safety service that should be exempt (from sequestration)” http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-yosemite-rim-fire-20130827,0,7355087.story
Los Angeles August 31, 2013: National Park Service chief confirms that inaction on climate change, plus “reduction in fire funding” will lead to more and more “huge fires that are incredibly difficult to control and very expensive.” Thanks GOP! http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-yosemite-fire-20130901,0,1170306.story
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Sunday, September 1, 2013
FREEDOM ISN’T FREE: IT COSTS AT LEAST $5 MILLION
You’ve all heard the expression “freedom isn’t free”. What you might not understand is the real meaning of the phrase:freedom costs money. There is no time in history when this has been more clear than today.
Example #1: If you are a good conservative, you know that “freedom” means your freedom to not live in a world where gay people whom you don’t know and have never met are absolutely not allowed to get married, because that would destroy your marriage in some way.
How much does this freedom cost? $1.5 million, so far… and sadly, you still don’t have the freedom to live in a country without gay marriage. But don’t worry, I’m sure John Boehner and the Republicans will keep spending money to protect your freedom to make sure gay people don’t marry.
Example #2: If you are a good conservative, you know that “freedom” means your freedom to make sure that voting is more difficult for people you don’t like. Students who live most of their lives away from their home residences, and poor people who can’t afford fees and transportation costs to acquire ID, probably don’t agree with anything you believe, so you should be free from the worry that they will be allowed to vote.
How much does this freedom cost? $3.5 million, so far, and that’s just in one state. Other states also have lawsuitsin the works, which will also cost more money. But they are protecting your right to stop people you don’t like from voting. That’s freedom.
Example #3: If you are a good conservative, you know that “freedom” means you freedom to not have any coal mines, fertilizer plants, factories, or other businesses regulated in any way. And even if the saw says that they “must” be regulated, conservatives know that these laws shouldn’t really be enforced. That might cause paperwork and other nasty stuff. Clearly, regulation is anti-freedom.
How much does this freedom cost? When a fertilizer plan explodes because it didn’t heed national safety regulations, it kills 14 people, injures 75, and destroys the entire factory and surrounding buildings. It’s hard to say exactly how much the dollar value amounts to….
…..but if you’re a good conservative, you know it’s a small price to pay for freedom.
Watch TEApublican Tom Coburn: Obama ‘Getting Perilously Close’ to Impeachment
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NOBAMA, NO BOMBING: The GOP suggests alternatives to bombing Syria
Tea Party Cat
All reports indicate President Obama is considering bombing Syria as punishment for using chemical weapons against civilians instead of shooting them with guns like civilized tyrants do.
Of course, as we all know, Obama is never right about anything, so he must be wrong about this. Many prominent conservative thinkers and leaders have stepped up to explain what is wrong with Obama’s plan, determine if there are any sinister motives afoot, and also suggest what the proper course of action should be.
Obama’s for it, so it must be wrong
Donald Rumsfeld: “Obama hasn’t made the case for how bombing Syria is in our national interest. I mean, has he even bothered to pretend that Syria was involved in 9/11? It’s like he can’t even be bothered to lie to the American people.”
Paul Ryan: “Should we really be talking about bombing? That costs money, money we need to kickstart the economy by giving tax breaks to hedge fund managers.”
Alex Jones: “Is Obama using Syria as a pretext for eliminating another rival in the Muslim world, just like he killed Bin Laden so he could take over Al Qaeda?”
Sarah Palin: Look, it’s one thing to invade a country because they have oil, but I don’t know why Obama wants to bomb a country just because they have some fancy wine like Syria.
Dick Cheney: “Just bombing? Is he mad? I don’t see anything in Obama’s plan for Haliburton or Blackwater.”
Rep. Steve King: “Why should we care if they are killing other arabs? I’m not wasting one U.S. bomb on Syria unless a white person is in danger.”
John McCain: “We need to do SOMETHING in Syria, so let’s shock-and-awe, Mission Accomplished, quagmire, Surge, abandon. The perfect plan!”
Mitch McConnell: “Bombing is wrong, we should be invading. Drones, missiles and bombs are taking jobs from Real American soldiers.”
Marco Rubio: “Why bomb Syria? Couldn’t we just put them under Obamacare for a month until they surrender?”
Donald Trump: “Why are we bombing Syria? Can’t we just undermine Assad with rumors about his birth and college transcripts?”
Rand Paul: “Sure, we should do something about Syria. Put our heads in the sand, that’s what.”
Mitt Romney: “Obama should forget the bombs and just send me over to Syria to do a leveraged buyout and layoff Assad. Plus I’d make a ton of money from management fees before the bankruptcy. I’m sure Bain will give the government a good rate.”
And let us not forget that Obama should consult with Congress on this, which he has not done. John Boehner has some questions, and once he gets answers, he will just do nothing and let his caucus scream crazy things at him like always.
BREAKING: CONGRESS TO VOTE ON STRIKE IN SYRIA WITHIN THE HOUR
“I’m sorry to cut vacation short after only a month. I mean sure, I’d like to have some barbecue and hang out with friends and family over the Labor Day weekend and then spend the week on the couch watching ESPN, but we have a solemn duty here,” Boehner said in an email to members of Congress on Saturday. “And it’s the first order of business. So get on a plane and get back to Washington. We take this up Sunday morning at 9AM sharp.”
A Non-Partisan Atmosphere
Debate on the bill has been cordial, without rancor or wild conspiracy theories. There has been no name-calling or mugging for the camera. At the opening of the session, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor addressed the legislators, saying, “This isn’t partisan. It’s not even bi-partisan. It’s non-partisan, and there is no room for ideology here. We have an important decision to make.”
And outspoken firebrand and Tea Party leader Rep. Steve Stockman, who in the past has discussed impeachment, said that “In our debate today, we must show respect for the other side’s point of view. We must hear all arguments so that we can make the best decision, and not just jump to conclusions and assume we know what’s best.”
Meanwhile over in the Senate, everyone had their game face on. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a motion to “suspend the usual automatic filibuster until the Syria vote is completed. I don’t care if it hurts me in the primary, this is what the People have sent us here to do.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid motioned that there “be a clean vote, with no amendments for pet projects in our districts, no horse trading,” which passed on a 99-0 voice vote.
Sen. Ted Cruz, an outspoken critic of the President on many issues, told reporters before entering the Senate chamber to that “There wil be no ridiculous, unrelated demands. This is about one thing– Syria– so I will forgo bringing up Obamacare, the debt ceiling, food stamps, tax cuts, the Sequester™, and I expect my fellow Senators to follow suit.”
Congress Still Works
Sen. John McCain told a reporter that he didn’t know how the vote would turn out, “but I’m glad we could set aside our disagreements with President Obama and Democrats and prove that in a crisis, Congress still works. America still works. I’m proud of my party and my country today.”
Photo source: www.house.gov
Reince Priebus explains why "tradition" is so important to today's GOP
Via: WinkProgress: Daily Edge