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And then Boehner says...he says...

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Jul 29, 2014, 12:38 PM (1 replies)


On January 20, 2009, concurrent with Barack Obama’s inauguration, Republican leadership publicly announced their intent to crap all over the country and blame him for the stink. Having failed in that endeavor they are now determined to bring him down through impeachment. It matters little to them that he has committed no offense that rises to the impeachable standard, it matters even less that the country and all of its citizens are dreadfully harmed by their unrelenting refusal to provide the legislative leadership with which they are tasked.

At some point the Republicans’ oft claimed but rarely seen love of this country should override their abject hatred of this particular president, that would be true patriotism. Instead, our veterans will continue to go wanting, our poor will continue to have less to eat while corporations will continue to revel in gluttony, our roads and bridges will continue to crumble, our schools will continue to deteriorate. Time and effort and money that could not be found for such issues will suddenly appear in abundance for impeachment. Because, you know, Kenya.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 28, 2014, 07:48 PM (9 replies)

Got that?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:23 PM (3 replies)

Once upon a time

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Jul 26, 2014, 01:17 PM (1 replies)

found on facebook

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Jul 26, 2014, 09:39 AM (11 replies)

You say "endorsement," I say "what's that smell!?"

Gotta share this, just because Ted Nugent is all over the news right now, and not for being a lovely human being.

It happens that I'm part of the campaign team for a candidate running for a seat in the Colorado state senate. The position was previously held by term-limited Scott Renfroe (R-Leviticus), who gained immediate national notoriety for his freshman floor speech equating gays to murderers and worthy of the same punishment. This is a truly venomously red district, so our guy knew going in that it would be a tough battle.

Then our sheriff, also term-limited, decided that he wants the seat. This is the sheriff who led the pack in howling quite loudly about the awfulness of the President's recommendations on gun safety following the horrible events at Sandy Hook. He is all about guns, guns, and more guns, and enjoys the full-throated support of the state's LaPierre wannabe.

So, on the sheriff's campaign website, there's a button you can click to see who is endorsing him. And the second one on the list is none other than Ted Nugent:


Now we wait to see if the sheriff defends Nugent or quietly removes the endorsement. Frankly, I'll be amazed if it's the latter.
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Thu Jul 24, 2014, 08:44 PM (0 replies)

Locking a thread

Mine got locked ("...it looked like a cannon" http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025276430 ).

It was difficult to write about, but it explained, I thought, why it's necessary to speak up when legislation is called for.

Another poster tried to hijack the thread, making it about something it wasn't. I told him I wouldn't engage on that in the thread.

After receiving numerous recs, and not even one IBTL, I was astounded when the thread was locked. I expressed my unhappiness with the decision and received the suggestion to bring my query here.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:00 PM (1 replies)

...it looked like a cannon

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 02:49 PM (17 replies)

Marriage equality, rightwing style

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 21, 2014, 03:22 PM (0 replies)

To all these people demanding religious exclusions ...

To all these people demanding religious exclusions in health insurance and employment laws, especially those who insist that we be a Christian nation (because you have yet to give equal volume to the opinion that religion includes other faith traditions) -- could you please be a bit more specific?

Seriously. Just open your local phone book’s yellow pages, go to the Cs and look up ‘churches’. Even in small communities there are pages and pages. Which one, exactly, do you want to be in charge? There are so many precisely because they are NOT the same. So, again, which one should be in charge? Baptist-which kind? Lutheran-which kind? Presbyterian-which kind? Methodist? Church of Christ? Nazarene? Assembly of God? Mormon? Seventh-Day Adventist? Quaker? Messianic? Episcopalian? Which kind of Catholic? Which orthodox creed?

Who would you trust to decide which one should be the standard? Then, who would be in charge of making sure it operates properly? Who would police that administration? Who would get to decide which scriptures would be the basis, and which translation would be allowed? How would you ensure that everyone got the same set of approved rules? For that matter, how would you guarantee that the system meets with your approval?

And, finally, how would you deal with the bloody fights that would inevitably ensue?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Jul 21, 2014, 01:17 PM (10 replies)
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