Friday, July 26, 2013

Rampant and Widespread Undetected Voter Fraud

Rampant and Widespread Undetected Voter Fraud I saw a report that said North Carolina's Republicans passed a long list of restrictions on voting registrations, voter ID requirements, and voting times/places because of "rampant and widespread undetected voter fraud." "We'll not be detecting far less voter fraud from now on," they added. George Zimmerman was reported this week to have helped pull a family from an overturned van that crashed outside his home. Conspiracy theorists are suggesting he may have staged the accident in order to gain some positive publicity. The mother is reported to have said that theory was ridiculous and it was a real accident. She did, however, express her relief that George didn't shoot her kids. Just kidding. By the way, the North Pole is melting. And Omaha is expecting record low temperature the next couple of nights. My Anthony Weiner/Carlos Danger name generator sobriquet is Victorino Death. President Obama hosted a Ramadan dinner at the White House Thursday night celebrating Muslim Americans for their contributions in helping build the nation as business entrepreneurs, technology innovators and pioneers in medicine. I'm quite sure the right wing media machine will maintain their normal even-handedness and dignity as they discuss this. After being chewed out by House Speaker Republican John Boehner, Congressman Steve King of Iowa said today his comments about Dreamers were "anything but ignorant." That still leaves stupid, malicious, vile, despicable, hurtful, abhorrent, degrading, repulsive, disgusting, vicious, dishonest, contemptible, offensive, reprehensible, ugly, snide, unprincipled, obnoxious, loathsome, horrid, detestable, revolting, odious, insulting, contemptuous, scurrilous, and yucky. Steve King is the Anthony Weiner of Republicanism. People roll their eyes and wish he'd go away. Congressional Budget Office says sequestration cuts could cost 1.6 million jobs next year; outraged Republicans vow to ................ cut more. "We're tired of all this talk about jobs, jobs, jobs," they said. If Democrats would label the Food Stamp Program the Corporate Retail Agri-Business and Grocers Market Stabilization Fund, perhaps the Republicans wouldn't be so hostile. A few final thoughts for the week: it's pretty weird that the NSA can't search its own email records. Pope Francis has a homophonic non-gender specific name. Anthony should take his weiner and go home. Steve King from Iowa is the perfect Republican spokesperson-- if you are a Democrat. North Carolina, the petri dish of Republican right wing radicalism, just passed a bill to allow concealed weapons in bars -- what could possibly go wrong? There's a new reality series on the History Channel - "God, Guns, and Automobiles." The Gulf of Mexico is on fire again. The North Pole is melting. And Trayvon Martin is still dead.

Friday, July 19, 2013

O. J. Zimmerman, Immigration, West Texas, and Egypt

George Zimmerman is anxious to return to his neighborhoodie watch program after his acquittal. "I'm sure there are more black kids with Skittles and soda pop out there. My work is never done." And NRA/gun industry lobbyist Wayne LaPierre finally commented on the George Zimmerman verdict today: "If only Trayvon Martin had had a gun this might have been alive today. The NRA will be reaching out to provide more weapons to young black men in the months ahead," he said. Seriously, though, it seems to me that Trayvon Martin was standing his ground, to use the vogue-ish legal concept, after being trailed/hunted/chased by an armed and incompetent vigilante. There's no justice here. President Obama today said "Trayvon could have been him." I bet there are quite a few right wing pundits biting their tongues on that. On immigration reform, House Republicans have now reached an agreement on whether to offer President Obama a pathway to citizenship. "The long national nightmare of having a Kenyan national in the White House may soon be over if the President accepts our offer of immediately resigning, paying a $200 million fine, enlisting in the armed services, and performing 11 additional years of volunteer service, perhaps as a community organizer." House Speaker at a press conference yesterday said, "I hope the President will accept our proposal. We are extending this olive branch to him in the same good faith we will soon be proposing more draconian cuts in programs for the poor and middle class, sucking hundreds of billions of dollars from the economy, all with the threat of closing down the government over raising the nation's debt limit, throwing the world's economy into another downturn, and ruining the nation's credit." In Texas - "Months after the explosion at the West, Texas fertilizer plant, authorities have given up their search for the responsible parties. The thousand ton ammonium nitrate bomb located next to an elementary school, a nursing home, and a residential neighborhood, exploded on April 17, 2013, killing 15 people. Authorities are mystified that such a large bomb could be located so near a highly populated area and yet no witnesses can be found who can identify the culprits. "It's like they vanished into thin air," said the local police chief. "In Boston, the whole community mobilized and found photos of the bombers and within days, they were either dead or caught. Here, though, the perpetrators are getting away. It's very sad." Republicans are still waiting for President Obama to do something regarding Egypt so they can criticize him. In the meantime, they will criticize him for doing nothing.