Yearly Archives: 2010

Directly Threated, With a Very Indirect Bullet

From The New York Times:

On Thursday, Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican leader in the House, said that Democratic members of Congress were not the only ones who had been the targets of threats and vandalism in recent days. He said that he had been threatened, too, and that a bullet had been fired through the window of his campaign office in Richmond.

But a preliminary investigation indicated that the bullet was probably not aimed at his office, the Richmond police said Friday.


Original DVD cover

Continue reading

38 Comments

Filed under Congress, Democrats, humor, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

Nekkid Scotty, Meet Raw Politics

From the Boston Herald:

Republican folk hero Sen. Scott Brown is being taunted by triumphant Democrats – and slammed by irked conservatives – after the historic health-care bill he was elected to kill was signed into law by President Obama yesterday.

“If he were a milk carton, he would be expired,” said Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman John Walsh.


Original DVD cover
Continue reading

38 Comments

Filed under Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, humor, movies, parody, politics, Republicans, Senate, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

The Party of No Can’t Keep It Up For Long

From TALKING POINTS MEMO:

The Louisiana Democrats released a snarky little statement today, calling out Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who has introduced a health care amendment to the try to prevent states from providing drugs like Viagra to convicted sex offenders.

Said the Dems of Coburn: “Surely he would agree that anyone who has admitted or been found guilty of involvement with prostitution should not be covered either.”

Coburn’s amendment seeks to cut off federal funds to those on Medicaid who are “convicted sex offenders, child molesters, and rapists,” because sexual enhancement drugs are covered under the program.

We reported earlier that the Republican strategy to derail the reconciliation bill is to force Democrats to vote down politically juiced-up amendments so that they can paint Dems as sympathetic to sex offenders and fraudsters in November.

Perhaps the LA Dems had Sen. David Vitter (R-LA), who has been known to dally with prostitutes in the past, on their minds when crafting that statement.


Original DVD cover
Continue reading

16 Comments

Filed under Barack Obama, Chimpy, Chuck Grassley, Congress, David Vitter, Democrats, George W. Bush, humor, John Cornyn, John McCain, Judd Gregg, Lamar Alexander, Louisiana, Medicaid, Mike Crapo, movies, Orrin Hatch, parody, politics, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, Senate, snark, Susan Collins, Tom Coburn, Wordpress Political Blogs

That’s the Way the Cokie Grumbles

From Steve and Cokie Roberts at The Mercury:

Steve recently took part in a lunchtime panel sponsored by a local radio station. A beefy young man in the audience grabbed the microphone and challenged the speakers, in a sneering and confrontational tone, to name one good thing about President Obama’s healthcare proposal.

Steve’s answer: People without insurance flood hospital emergency rooms and push up medical bills for everyone. So it would be in the “national interest” to expand insurance and hold down costs. “The national interest?” retorted the questioner in an even louder voice. “That sounds like fascism!”

…snip…

We don’t know what the beefy guy reads or to whom he listens, but we would bet he’s a disciple of Glenn Beck. The popular author and broadcaster who has turned nonstop name-calling into an art form is a big fan of the “f-word.”

cookie2
Original cover
Continue reading

21 Comments

Filed under Advertising, Christianity, comics, First Amendment, Fox News, Glenn Beck, humor, parody, politics, Racism, radio, religion, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

Russian to the Microphones

From TALKING POINTS MEMO:

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said on the House floor today that by passing health care reform, Democrats “will finally lay the cornerstone of their Socialist utopia on the backs of the American people.”

theredmenace
Original movie poster

Continue reading

40 Comments

Filed under Advertising, Barack Obama, California, Congress, Democrats, Fox News, Glenn Beck, humor, John Boehner, movies, parody, politics, Racism, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

A Woman’s Work is Sometimes Done!

From Steve Kornacki at Salon:

The seeds of Sunday night’s historic House vote were planted not by Barack Obama’s election in 2008, but by a little-noticed internal House leadership contest nearly a decade ago.

Back in the fall of 2001, two Democrats were vying for the vacant position of House minority whip. But the election wasn’t really for the caucus’ No. 2 leadership spot. It was for the top job.

Richard Gephardt, then the Democrats’ House leader, would be stepping down after the next election, so the winner of the whip’s race would be in line to replace him – and to become the House Democrats’ public face for the next decade, at least. Which is why there was trepidation – to put it mildly – among more than a few Democratic members about the race’s front-runner: Nancy Pelosi.


Original DVD cover
Continue reading

14 Comments

Filed under 2008 election, abortion, Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats, Harry Reid, humor, movies, Nancy Pelosi, parody, politics, Rahm Emanuel, Republicans, Senate, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs

Taking the Nasty Plunge

From THE HILL:

Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.) said Saturday that healthcare protesters at the Capitol directed racial epithets at him and Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) as they walked outside.

Carson, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus along with Lewis, told The Hill that protesters called the lawmakers the N-word.

Tea Party protesters held a rally outside the Capitol on Saturday, which included speeches by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and actor Jon Voight, and then proceeded into the halls to lobby members at the 11th hour.

Lewis was one of the leaders of the civil rights movement alongside Martin Luther King. Jr.

Asked if racial epithets were yelled at him, Lewis responded, “Yes, but it’s OK. I’ve heard this before in the ’60s. A lot of this is just downright hate.”

nestea

Original ad
Continue reading

40 Comments

Filed under Advertising, Congress, Democrats, Homophobia, Homosexuality, humor, John Boehner, parody, politics, Racism, Republicans, snark, Wordpress Political Blogs