Category Archives: republicans

The Reason the GOP is So Insistent on Voter Suppression

They can’t even run their own party elections right.

Remember, they screwed Santorum.  Remember they screwed up in Maine.  That’s just off the top of my head.  Why on earth do we elect them to take care of voting here in Texas when they can’t even secure the property?

Are They Really Catholics?

I’m only asking because that guy who inherited his Christianity through his father, Franklin Graham, isn’t so sure that President Obama isn’t a secret Muslim.

I thought Newt and Rick were Catholics.  All the Catholics I work with (and there are more than a few) had ashes on their foreheads today.  Aren’t Catholics supposed to leave the ashes on until they wear off or do both of those guys secretly have one of these?

I’m thinking neither of them did it.

I’m thinking they care about Ash Wednesday about as much as they cared about MLK Jr. Day.

OMG Radio’s Stupidest Picture

Radio, mostly talk radio, is well known for its idiotic portraits, but this one takes the cake:

Does this have doofus written all over it or what?  There is nothing worse than a hanger-on know nothing about music person wearing a shirt that shows he knows nothing about music.   This is embarrassing.

And to think this idiot has people who hang on his every word every day, from early in the morning to late in the evening.  If his boy Rick Perry had done better, he would probably be doing better.  As it is, his book will never be published, he will remain a clown and my god, he will be an idiot.

I challenge even Kevin Whited to explain this photo to me.  Kevin?  Cory?

I Call Bullshit

Some wanker in Georgia is getting his 15 minutes of fame:

WACO, Ga. — A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company’s trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:

“New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.”

“Can’t afford it,” explained the employer, Bill Looman, Tuesday evening. “I’ve got people that I want to hire now, but I just can’t afford it. And I don’t foresee that I’ll be able to afford it unless some things change in D.C.”

Looman’s company is U.S. Cranes, LLC.  He said he put up the signs, and first posted pictures of the signs on his personal Facebook page, six months ago, and he said he received mostly positive reaction from people, “about 20-to-one positive.”

But for some reason, one of the photos went viral on the Internet on Monday.

And the reaction has been so intense, pro and con, he’s had to have his phones disconnected because of the non-stop calls, and he’s had to temporarily shut down his company’s website because of all the traffic crashing the system.

Looman made it clear, talking with 11Alive’s Jon Shirek, that he is not refusing to hire to make some political point; it’s that he doesn’t believe he can hire anyone, because of the economy. And he blames the Obama administration.

I know what it is like to operate without enough people.  I also know what it’s like to try to run something without enough qualified people.  This joker is just that:  a joker.  If he needs more workers to make his business profitable, he would hire anyone he could get, just like my department has.  ANYONE.  We are so desperate we are hiring retired people.

He obviously doesn’t have enough work for the people he’s got employed.  He obviously is fishing for business.

I know what it is like to operate without enough good people.  This guy is NOT doing that.

Wanker.

HA HA HA Hate to Say I told You so . . .

Is Chris Christy getting into the mix since Republican teabaggers are not so happy about Rick Perry?  If Chris Christy gets in will Mike Huckabee get in?

It’s a race of chicken for them and Sarah Palin.  The one who hangs out to the very last will be the “Savior” of the country.  Who will drive that car to the end?  I don’t care because it’s gonna be Mittens the dog torturer anyway, but hey, the ride is fun, especially watching the media slobber over each in turn.  I’m looking at you Judy.

Keep It Focused on Policy

It’s a well worn refrain with Republicans these days, these days since President Obama was elected.

Why is it then that that this focus always falls on African-Americans?  It is the excuse given by all of talk radio from Limbaugh on down to the morning Joes we have here in Houston.  Dick Cheney took particular aim at two people in his book — the only two African-Americans in Bush’s cabinet.

Draw your own conclusions.  I’ve drawn mine.

Typical Rick Perry

Given what Jim DeMint* signaled yesterday on This Week about the topics he wanted to pursue with Rick Perry tonight at DeMint’s “Forum,” is it any surprise that Perry is all of the sudden interested in the wildfires in Texas?  For us long suffering Texans, his decision to skip DeMint’s “Forum” is just par for the course.

And with this Perry decision, doesn’t that change the light on the whole dispute over the timing of the president’s address to Congress?  Here’s The Chronicle last week when it all got started:

President Barack Obama will make his long-awaited speech about jobs  Wednesday night to a joint session of Congress at the same time that the Republican presidential candidates are scheduled to debate at the Reagan Presidential Library in California.

While the debate isn’t the first Republican debate of the cycle, it is the first since Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential contest, and polls have shown him taking a commanding lead in the race for the GOP nomination. Political observers have said that the debate could provide crucial insights into how Mitt Romney’s and Michelle Bachmann’s campaigns plan to deal with Perry’s surging candidacy.

Rush Limbaugh spent the whole day last Wednesday telling John Boehner to refuse the president’s request because this debate was important, especially since it would be the first since Perry, as the new front-runner had gotten into the race.  And that’s exactly what Boehner did.  And the White House said, ok, we’ll do it on Thursday.

Well now.  Perry is up to his old tricks.  Does anyone really think that Perry will show up in California on Wednesday?  Will the wildfires be under control by then?  (The state has been burning all this spring and summer, and Perry made a big stink about a disaster declaration in May.)

I predict that the GOP debate on Wednesday will just be the same old boring candidates that have participated in the previous debates, and they will say the same old things.  The only news will be if one of the candidates slips up and lets out the n-word.

I also predict that all of the usual suspects will be making excuses for Perry about why he skipped DeMint’s “Forum” and the debate.  They just are that predictable.

*The despicable DeMint:  “Frankly I am so tired of his speeches, it’s going to be hard for me to watch.”