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SCOTUS Idle Speculation

If the scenario should develop over the next two years that one of the 5 Rethugs should leave the court (illness, death, impeachment) what are the chances the Senate would allow President Obama pick their successor? I say get ready for the filibuster of the century. He would never get a left of center nominee through. For that matter, any nominee.

Bank of America Grifters Not in Prison-Veteran Goes to Jail For 25 Dollars

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/doj-announces-1665-billion-settlement-bank-america
snip:

The Justice Department has not singled out or punished any individuals for wrongdoing in the settlements. Holder said the civil settlements do not preclude criminal prosecution of the banks, but the Justice Department has not publicly taken any such actions so far
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https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/wtf-our-tax-dollars-are-being-spent-jail-vet-being-poor
snip:

If Mr. Papa had been able to pay the first $50 installment toward his debt on the spot, he would have been able to walk out of court. But he only had $25 on him. Mr. Papa told the judge he would get his first paycheck in a week. He pleaded not to be thrown in jail for falling a mere $25 short: "I tried really hard to get this job, and I'd really like to keep it," he said.

I think we can all pretty much agree that helping a vet find stable employment after service overseas is a right thing to do, something our laws and regulations should help to achieve, not disrupt. Well, here's what happened instead: Mr. Papa found a job, but because of a judge's decision to jail him for $25, he lost it.

Instead of letting him go to work, the judge ordered Mr. Papa to serve 22 days in jail for nonpayment of his fines and fees...


The state of America. Grifters don't even need a get out of jail free card because they never go to jail. To the Veteran-welcome back to the Kleptocracy you put your life on the line for.

Attacking ACA Not Working for Rethugs and Teahaddists

http://www.salon.com/2014/08/20/gop_surrenders_on_obamacare_why_they_slashed_spending_on_anti_aca_ads/
snip:

Republicans seeking to unseat the U.S. Senate incumbent in North Carolina have cut in half the portion of their top issue ads citing Obamacare, a sign that the party’s favorite attack against Democrats is losing its punch.

The shift — also taking place in competitive states such as Arkansas and Louisiana — shows Republicans are easing off their strategy of criticizing Democrats over the Affordable Care Act now that many Americans are benefiting from the law and the measure is unlikely to be repealed.

Thus died the Republican dream of riding Obamacare to a crushing midterm victory. As Bloomberg put it, the focus is shifting from simply attacking the ACA to linking it to economic ills, like the slow recovery and the weak job market. “The party’s experience across the country shows that Republicans can’t count on the issue to motivate independent voters they need to oust Democrats in Arkansas, Louisiana and Alaska,” Bloomberg reports.


Teahaddists need new strategy--Benghazi (not working), IRS "Scandal" (yawn), Border crisis (please), wait for it....President Obama plays golf on vacation. Yeah--that's the ticket.

MTP Gregorian Rant Ceases, Now Its Meet the Toad

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/08/14/report-chuck-todd-to-replace-david-gregory-as-host-of-meet-the-press/

Here comes the new boss, same as...well you know.

The wingnut Sunday morning revival will plod on.

Nixon Resigning--One of the happiest days of my life

I was in High School when he dragged his sorry ass out of the White House. I remember that day more vividly than the Moon Landing. Forty years later we have Shrub, Cruz, the Teahaddists, and Cheney.

WTF

New York Skyscraper With a Poor Door--Falwty Towers to be sure

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/30/336322608/new-york-skyscrapers-separate-poor-door-sparks-outrage?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140730

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is under fire for signing off on a building plan that allows a new luxury high-rise on Manhattan's western edge to have a separate entrance for low-income residents.

I wonder in the case of a fire if the Poor Door will be blocked so that the "proper people" will be allowed first use of elevators and stairs to exit.

Russia Today Has Different Definition of the Truth

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/19/russia-today-defends-crash-coverage-we-have-different-definitions-of-truth/

snip:

Russia Today, the Kremlin-funded international news agency, pushed back against accusations from one its former correspondents that it is a propaganda outlet for the Putin administration, explaining ” We have different definitions of truth.”

When did Fox News' Roger Ailes starting running Russian TV?

Hucklebag Does Not Fly With The Unwashed

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/mike-huckabee-private-planes-108851.html
snip:
As a presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee made a name for himself as the regular Joe on the debate stage, a threadbare underdog who couldn’t afford his opponents’ Madison Avenue-style commercials, plush hotels and chartered planes. In his campaign memoir, Huckabee proclaimed that he “kept in touch” with ordinary people while eating food-court fare and waiting for long-delayed commercial flights as “other candidates were stepping onto their Gulfstream jets.”
These days, the former Arkansas governor is living — and flying — far more comfortably.

Now a Fox News commentator and highly paid public speaker, Huckabee has in just a few years racked up at least $253,000 in private air travel bills on the way to political events, according to a POLITICO review of federal and state campaign finance records.

Another 1 percent hypocrite flimm-flamming and scamming the rubes with his "plain feller" return. More Elmer Fudd than Elmer Gantry.


Benghazi Panel Gets More Cash Than Veteran's Panel-Rethug Priority

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/07/benghazi-committee-budget_n_5565430.html

snip:

House Republicans have requested nearly $3.3 million to operate the select committee investigating Benghazi, which gives the GOP-launched committee a bigger budget than that granted to the committee overseeing the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Follow the money and you will always find where the Rethug priorities are. Politics before Veterans. Not surprising.

Miss Shrub--Get Your New Tee Shirt

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/05/george-bush-shirt_n_5560394.html

snip:

The Republican National Committee is celebrating former President George W. Bush's birthday this weekend by selling wistful "I Miss W." t-shirts to its supporters.

I could think of few other things that could be on the shirt. Iraq in flames, Supreme Court with misspelled Tea Party signs behind the bench, the Titanic sinking with the words "U.S. economy on the side, CIA-selling them out one agent at a time, or Shrub reading My Pet Goat.



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