Oh, this will be good. I was wondering who would fill ol’ One-L’s seat in the 2016 Goat Rodeo:
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), fresh off a barn-burner of a speech in New Hampshire this weekend, is also the latest Republican who’s name is being floated as a contender for the top of the GOP ticket in 2016 – whether she likes it or not.
So what makes her the Bachmann-the-Nut candidate? She argued that GOP senators had blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act because it was it was going to be helpful for trial lawyers. She voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and against the Paycheck Fairness Act, and against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (this one is especially good because she said it would “protect ‘different groups’ such as Native American women and LGBT Americans from domestic violence alongside straight, white women”), and I think it is fair to say that she’s as anti-woman as the rest of the GOP.
Oh, but wait! Blackburn has a sound-bite on that:
“I find this war on women rhetoric almost silly,” Blackburn insisted. “It is Republicans that have led the fight for women’s equality. Go back through history! And look at who was the first woman to vote, to get elected to office, to go to Congress, four out of five governors.”
Well, I guess you do have to go back in history to find much support for equality from the GOP because: what have you done for me lately, as Janet Jackson used to sing. The Wire fact-checks this statement, which is sort of interesting for unveiling Blackburn’s thinking or dissembling and rationalizing.
Following its significant gains in last month’s local elections, the French Front National leader, Marine Le Pen, swiftly announced that school cafeterias would no longer serve non-pork substitution meals to children living in towns won by FN candidates. Targeting Muslims for another ritual round of public humiliation, while also excluding Jewish children, Le Pen declared: “There is no reason for religion to enter the public sphere.”
Of course, the Xristian Xrazies would take offense at the last line while loving the proposal. I can already hear Sean InSannity braying on and on.
According to the Religious News Service, the “Museum of the Bible Curriculum” created by Hobby Lobby’s President Steve Green will be beta-tested in Oklahoma’s Mustang Public School district beginning in the Fall of 2014.
Oh, boy! What was Mr. Hobby Lobby thinking?
“The goal is to show that the impact of this book, when we apply it to our lives, has been good, because it has. So it’s good, and it’s true,” Green said, before moving on to discuss the other section of the curriculum, which would be “the story of the Bible.”
“We’re as ignorant [as] we’ve ever been, would be my argument,” Green said, “because we aren’t teaching it in our schools.”
“That would be the goal,” he continued, “to reintroduce this book to this nation, because it is in danger, because of its ignorance, of what God has taught. There is [sic] lessons of the past that we can learn from the dangers of ignorance of this book. We need to know it, and if we don’t know it, our future is going to be very scary.”
“Some day,” he said, teaching the Bible in high school “should be mandated. Here’s a book that’s impacted our world unlike any other and you’re not going to teach it?”
By that reasoning, Hinduism should be taught and probably Muslim-ism, too, before Christianity.
On Monday a state district judge named 12 jurors and two alternates to consider possible criminal charges against Perry. A day earlier Perry hired a high profile Austin-based defense lawyer to represent him. At the center of all this is an ongoing investigation over Perry vetoing funding for the Travis County District Attorney’s office. The investigation has been called “Bridgegate West” by the Dallas Morning News, a reference to an investigation of corruption in New Jersey.
Anytime a Grand Jury is seated to investigate a sitting Governot… but not to worry, kids, I’m sure we will find another theocrat secessionist nitwit in the GOP to take his spot.
The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.
–Ancient Hate Goblin Phyllis Schlafly — the founder of the Eagle Forum
More light posting until I return to Seattle.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Skinny-D)
To secede or not to secede.
That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month’s convention.
So the GOPers are not content with doing the bidding of the Koch Brothers asset of Wisconsin, now they want to be 10thers and traitors?
That was all I could think when I read:
MONTICELLO, Minn. (AP) – Retiring U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she isn’t going away, she’s “just going to a different perch.”