Grandpa Walnuts Has a Woody

Roll Call tells us:

Updated 6:50 p.m. | After some last-minute drama on immigration, the Senate took care of Congress’ last must-pass piece of business before the November elections — keeping the government funded and providing authority for arming and training Syrian rebels in the fight against the terror group known as ISIS.

Senators voted 78-22 in favor of the continuing resolution funding the government through Dec. 11, with the bill’s next stop President Barack Obama’s desk, well ahead of the end-of-the-month deadline to preventing a government shutdown.

The bill, which the president has said he will sign, provides billions the president intends to use for his war on ISIS, but does not explicitly authorize that war beyond arming “vetted” Syrian rebels. The vote did not cut cleanly along party lines, which came as no surprise.

What could go wrong?

How’s That Rebranding Working, Reince?

Theocrats’ War on Democracy

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Not well. The youngs might have a problem with this one, as all polling indicates that youngsters just do not care about the Culture Wars:

House Democrats who initiated a discharge petition to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act were optimistic about its prospects despite obstacles ahead for the legislative maneuver.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who’s gay and chief sponsor of ENDA, held a news conference on Capitol Hill with Democratic colleagues Wednesday to tout the importance of the discharge petition, which he had filed with the House clerk’s office earlier in the day.

Polis described the discharge petition as a means to move forward “in preventing people from being fired for their job just because of who they love or their gender orientation.”

At the time of news conference, Polis said the discharge petition already has more than 75 names, and momentum continues “to pressure Speaker Boehner to simply allow the House to work its will and pass ENDA.” It takes a total of 218 names for a discharge petition to succeed and move a bill to the House floor.

What is not so obvious is that Not. One. Single. Republican. has signed on to this. None. Just like the all the other initiatives that are meant to protect women and minorities, Y’all Qaeda is only interesting in helping straight, white, Xristian men.

We at MPS continue to insist that the War on Women is real, but we want to remind everyone that it is only one front in Y’all Qaeda’s real goal: War on Democracy.

Like Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Have Enough To Worry About

…without this asshole from Y’all Qaeda running a write-in candidacy for Mitch’s KY Senate seat.

(Raw Story)

A white supremacist is running a write-in campaign for U.S. Senate in Kentucky to promote his anti-Semitic slogan: “With Jews we lose.”

Robert Ransdell’s name won’t appear on ballots, but county clerks must count write-in votes for the Cincinnati-area coordinator of National Alliance who is also affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan.

He’s going to split the vote for ol’ amply be-chinned Mitch.

Dropouts Today

(TowleRoad)

Hey guys, remember that time when we reported about Jacob Dorsey, a 19-year-old candidate challenging Democratic state Rep. Deb Kolste? You know, the kid who apologized for referring to gay people as “fags” in a tweet:

“I regret using unacceptable and hurtful language on social media last year.

I am a staunch supporter of traditional marriage, but the language I used is not in keeping with my character, family values and Christian upbringing.”

He’s dropped out of his race, but he’s got some more apologizing to do.

(TPM)

As we said before, “Sonny, I think you displayed your character, values, and upbringing perfectly.”

Castanets of Fire, Cont.

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Bad-haired GOP sex-lizard and notorious Appalachian trail hiking, amateur castanet playing Lothario, former South Carolina Governor Mark “Kiss Me South of the Border” Sanford is now alleged by his former firecracker lady fiancée to have used her:

The Facebook post caught Chapur off guard, and she told the New York Times Saturday that she found out about it through the news.

She also explained the events leading up to her break-up with Sanford. She told the Times that Sanford has asked to postpone the engagement until his son was 18 and the custody battles wouldn’t matter as much anymore.

“I’ve already been five years waiting and two years since the engagement,” she said, and explained that she couldn’t stay with him and postpone the wedding.

Chapur said that Sanford’s explanation that the two ended their engagement due to his divorce and custody issues does not tell the whole story.

“I think that I was not useful to him anymore — he made the engagement thing four months before the elections,” she told the Times. “So this is not about his son, this is about his career and his ambitions.”

I told you I thought he was putting on his Appalachian Trail hiking boots. What a shitheel.

Another Epic FAIL For D’Vorce D’Spousa

Documentarian fabulist, convicted felon, and would-be bigamist D’VORCE D’SPOUSA was one of the sponsors of the 2-Million Biker March on Washington. So How did it go?

Two Million Bikers Fall 99.9% Short

The group Two Million Bikers to DC organized its second annual rally on the National Mall yesterday, which, like its predecessor, fell far short of the goal expressed in the group’s name. Organizers said the event was meant to honor people killed in the 9/11 attacks as well as first responders and veterans – presumably that’s how they sold it to corporate sponsor Budweiser – but rally speakers also used the event to rail against President Barack Obama, Congress, and an array of right-wing targets, including gun control, Common Core educational standards, the EPA, regulation of small businesses, the destruction of free enterprise, the Bundy Ranch standoff between the BLM and armed protestors, and Obama’s purportedly fraudulent re-election.

Although organizers got pre-event press promising “thousands” of bikers – not 2 million – descending on the nation’s capital, I didn’t see more than a couple hundred at the event’s peak. Fewer than 50 were left to hear the final speakers. More than one speaker took note of the dispiritingly small crowd…

[D'Souza] sold some books — nothing close to the huge number that his optimistic publisher had brought– and took pictures with fans. Unfortunately, I missed D’Souza’s comments when I took a break, but based on the speaker who followed him, part of D’Souza’s speech was spent slamming President Obama’s recent remarks about ISIS/ISIL.

Word Salad, Tossed Fresh Daily

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Alaska’s part-time governor and full-time grifter Sarah Palin must have spent some time at Annapolis as one of her five of so colleges from which she did not earn her degree, and she takes to the awesome power of her MyFacePlace page to offer her sound, professional, and winning advice to Commander-in-Chief (and Kenyan Usurper) Barack HUSSEIN O’Bummer on how to defeat ISIS (emphasis mine):

War is hell. So go big or go home, Mr. President. Big means bold, confident, wise assurance from a trustworthy Commander-in-Chief that it shall all be worth it. Charge in, strike hard, get out. Win.

Being Mooselini, she whines her usual grievances and then having lost track of her thesis (“Charge in, strike hard, get out”), contradicts herself (emphasis mine):

The rise of the animalistic terror group, ISIS, is the result of Obama’s lead-from-behind foreign policy. He had broadcast his war strategy for all the enemy to see in Iraq, so the enemy could wait us out and strike as soon as America turned tail and turned away from all we’d sacrificed there. Terrorists who we had under control got to regroup and grow after Obama’s premature pull out.

War is hell, Generalissimo Mooselini. But your writing seems to be hellish.

Hey Reince, How’s That Re-Branding Workin’ Out?

The Klan Goes To Church

The Klan Goes To Church

Earlier in the day, [Republican Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar] posted a statement criticizing the county’s interim CEO, Lee May, for allowing early voting on Oct. 26, a Sunday, at several polling places in DeKalb County, including one at South DeKalb Mall.

“Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist,” Millar wrote.

And then later he clarified what he meant (though I think it was pretty clear):

“I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters,” state Sen. Fran Millar (R) wrote on his Facebook page. “If you don’t believe this is an efort [sic] to maximize Democratic votes pure and simple, then you are not a realist. This is a partisan stunt and I hope it can be stopped.”

Oh. I thought those Jim Crow era poll taxes and quizzes were a thing of the past and is why the Fab 5 of the Supreme Court struck down those parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Anyway, Mr. Galloway thoughtfully concluded thusly:

“I defined educated as being informed on the issues,” Millar wrote. “Finally Mr. Porter is welcome to look at my DeKalb NAACP award, so don’t try to accuse me of trying to suppress the African-American vote.”

Because you know that having an award from the NAACP is a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card that protects you from accusations of racism. It worked for the former L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, too.

So Reince, once again I must ask: How’s that rebranding working out?

Guilty! Of Bad Taste and Manners as Well as Corruption

All Mink And No Manners

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Bob “Sticky Fingers” McDonnell was found guilty on 11 out of 13 counts of public corruption. Big Mo was found guilty of 9 out of 13 counts.

We need to remember that McDonnell was being groomed for national politics, and was at one point being vetted by The Stench for the runner-up in the 2012 Goat Rodeo.

So much for the crazy wife defense.

The War on Women, Cont.

(As regular readers know, our position at MPS is that there is a War on Women and it is waged by the Theocrats as one front on their War on Democracy.)

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So Greater Wingnuttia thinks that they have found the secret message to overcome their loss of the female vote following such disasters as the Legitimate Rape and the much ballyhooed Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Ruling, as well as the failure of single Republican in both houses to vote for the Minimum Wage Hike, or the Equal Pay legislation, and well, you know, for failing to reconfirm the Violence Against Women Act. No one member of Y’all Qaeda voted for any of these things. Not one.

So what is the secret strategy: to make The Pill an over-the-counter drug.

But here’s the catch: it then becomes your cost to buy your Rush Limbaugh Slut Pills, not the insurance company. Oh, and other birth control methods? IUDs, etc., which cost a lot more, will still cost a lot more and you will still have to petition your insurance company for them.

So once again, Wingnuttia: Thanks Boys, We Love It When You Do This. — The Dems