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We better prepare to run against Ben Carson in 2016

By then, he'll be the only big-name Republican who isn't named Bush and isn't in jail.

No joke: Michael Sam Signs With Cowboys

http://archauthority.com/2014/09/02/michael-sam-expected-sign-cowboys/

"Former Missouri Tigers’ and St. Louis Rams’ player Michael Sam was forced to wait after being released from the Rams’ final roster on Saturday. Sam, who’s attempting to be the first openly gay NFL player, was signed to the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad on Tuesday afternoon.

"The Cowboys are lacking at the defensive end position after placing DE DeMarcus Lawrence on Reserve/Injured-returnable list on Tuesday. Lawrence will be eligible to return after week six, but for now, Sam is expected to compete as a practice participant for an opening on the defensive line."

Your congressman sucks. My congressman is the greatest guy on earth.

Well, my congressman is Raul Labrador, who is more worthless and weak than one of Neidermaier's cadets. But read this whole thing before replying.

Everyone knows Congress has an approval rating somewhere between Idi Amin and head lice. And logically all of them should be replaced at the next election with...I dunno, the first 435 names in the phone book. I predict that come January, pretty much the same Congress we have, at least among the ones who didn't retire, will be sworn in. And I further predict the seats of retiring congressmen will stay with the party that has them now. There will be a few seats flip, but probably neither house will.

The reason is simple: People like THEIR congressman. I don't like Louie Gohmert or Darrell Issa, but I can't vote for them. People who can vote for Issa seem to be okay with his antics.

The only possible "wave" will be if the voters flush out the tea party congressmen en masse. Those guys were supposed to fix everything...instead, all they did was propose budget-killing tax cuts and try to repeal the same law 60 times. Otherwise, the composition of Congress will be similar to now.

The place with the latest Uzi death is Teabagger Fantasyland

http://bulletsandburgers.com

After eating "the world's best hamburger" patrons are taken to the range in "the world's longest Monster Truck," where they get to fire weapons someone else cleans.

What parts of the government should be bigger?

The far right thinks the government doesn't work because it's too big. Obviously in some cases that's true...we have too many Republican Congressmen, for instance.

Today's exercise is to list three parts of government that would be better if they were bigger. I'll start:

Food Safety Inspection Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Federal Aviation Administration

Watch Michael Sam sack Johnny Manziel

What would happen if someone did "come and take it"?

Molon Labe. It's Greek for Fuck the World.

They say it means "come and take it." I like my translation better - it's more accurate. It's the rallying cry of the Gun Humper movement. They put it on signs. They put it on shirts. They use it in their sig lines.

Now I ask ya: If someone was walking through...oh, the area before the security checkpoints at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport...with a loaded rifle and wearing a Molon Labe shirt, and someone really did try to come and take it, how long after the inevitable shooting would it take those of us who don't sleep with a loaded rifle between the sheets to demand this shit be ended - and to vote out any politician who wouldn't?

I've been thinking about capital punishment lately...

I keep seeing this thought:

"They put dogs to sleep with lethal injection and don't screw it up this bad, why can't they get it right with prisoners?"

Before lethal injection was deemed The Only Proper Way To Put Down An Animal, you know they did testing: they had to have cleaned out the pounds and killed animal after animal with various doses of drugs until they knew how much of what drug to use to kill without pain or excessive cost.

You can't do that with humans, which means every lethal injection execution is a medical experiment. Josef Mengele would be so proud.

Cliven Bundy claims the Lord told him to fight a civil war against the feds

Bundy, a Mormon, told an Independent American Party gathering in St. George, Utah, on Saturday that God provided him personal inspiration in the showdown over cattle in Bunkerville, Nevada, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

"The Lord told me ... if (the local sheriff doesn't) take away these arms from federal agents, we the people will have to face these arms in a civil war. He said, 'This is your chance to straighten this thing up,'" Bundy said, according to The Spectrum of St. George (http://bit.ly/1pRx8nq ).


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/03/cliven-bundy-iap-god-civil-war-_n_5646121.html

The real reason employers hate Obamacare: It makes them treat their workers better

In the bad old days before Obamacare got rid of exclusions for preexisting conditions, someone with a sick family member couldn't change jobs because they knew they'd never get new health insurance...which means that no matter how badly the employer screwed with the workers, those ones would never leave. (And have you noticed that the employees who are thusly tied to the company tend to get the shittiest jobs within it?)

Ever since ACA passed things have been different: To keep employees from walking into the HR office singing,

Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more
The ACA done passed
And took all the reasons
I was working for

You better not try to stand in my way
As I'm walking out the door
Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more

I've been working in this factory
For nigh on fifteen years
All this time I watched my woman
Drowning in a pool of tears

And I've seen a lot of good folks die
That had a lot of bills to pay
I'd give the shirt right off my back
If I had the guts to say

Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more
The ACA done passed
And took all the reasons
I was working for

You better not try to stand in my way
As I'm walking out the door
Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more

Well that foreman he's a regular dog
The line boss he's a fool
Got a brand new flattop hair cut
Lord he thinks he's cool

One of these days I'm gonna blow my top
And that sucker he's gonna pay
Lord I can't wait to see their faces
When I get the nerve to say

Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more
The ACA done passed
And took all the reasons
I was working for

You better not try to stand in my way
As I'm walking out the door
Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more

Take this job and shove it
I ain't working here no more
Take this job and shove it


...they have had to quit abusing the help. Which is a situation they truly hate.
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