Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Y V. N on CBS

CBS's Early Show this morning, featuring our good ol' Repub Marsha Blackburn (TN-07) vs. Democrat Jim Moran (VA-08) on the House bail-out vote. The fun starts around minute 2:40...

I love Marsha's interjection around minute 5:20 telling Rep. Moran that "this is not a partisan issue." If you haven't already, scroll down and read her explanation of her nay vote from yesterday...aka one of her many love letters to right-wing conservatives and Senator McCain.

Moran telling Marsha that they should've done "the other things they could do" this past week is pretty funny too. I'm assuming Congressman Blackburn is referring to those groundbreaking ideas of hers like eliminating the capital gains tax and "across-the-board-except-military" spending cuts.

FIXED News = diminish Obama's support

This is too funny...

Everyone in the room (except the camera guy) plans to vote for Obama = the room is split according to FOX News. The result? Laughter, as usual.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Accountability...Who? When?

The Wall Street Bail-out and Tennessee's House delegation...

Steve Cohen (D-09)
Jim Cooper (D-05)
Bart Gordon (D-06)

Marsha Blackburn (R-07)
David Davis (R-01)
Lincoln Davis (D-04)
Jimmy Duncan (R-02)
Zach Wamp (R-03)

I guess time will tell... Here's a glimpse at Marsha's explanation (it isn't partisan at all):

Blackburn Votes Against Bailout Provision
Congratulates Conservative Colleagues for Averting Disastrous Proposal

“I fully understand the magnitude of the problem facing us and why Congress must act decisively to prevent further erosion of our economy. While the media focus has been on Wall Street, my focus has been on Main Street."

“I commend my House Republican colleagues and Senator McCain on the work they have done over the past week to craft a common sense solution from the proposal that Secretary Paulson originally brought to the Hill. They carried the conservative banner in negotiations and saved the country from what I saw as a disastrous legislative product."

“I voted against the legislation today with a heavy heart, in full consideration of the advances my conservative colleagues won during the negotiation process. Still, the flaws of the proposal challenge my free market values. Voters in Tennessee trust me to hold fast to those values and I will not abandon them now."

Sunday, September 28, 2008

I love it ^ 2

That silly, liberal media.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Just so we're all on the same page

I should let you know that Marsha Blackburn has sided with the conservative Republican faction of the House regarding the current financial crisis. I'll give you a sec to catch your breath...

Blackburn Statement on Proposed Bailout
President Bush and Secretary Paulson Should Start Over

Washington, Sep 24 - The following is a statement by Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) elaborating on her position regarding President Bush's proposed bailout of the country's financial system.

"I do not support a straight bailout of Wall Street firms funded by hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars."

"While the situation is very serious, there are better ways to address it than the plan before us. The first step is for the President and Congressional Leaders to lay out a predictable and reasonable legislative process that will yield a responsible solution."

"To infuse more private capital into the Market, I would like to have a suspension of the Capital Gains tax considered as part of any proposal. To the extent that taxpayer funds must be used, they should be offset by spending reductions in other places, and be distributed in the form of short term bridge loans. I have also proposed a 5% across the board spending cut- excepting defense and homeland security funds- that could yield over $100 billion annually."

"Finally, this is a serious crisis and Congress and the White House need to deal with it seriously. All ideas, including those I listed above, should be on the table."

What an ingenious proposal, Congressman! How many times have you suggested cutting spending on everything but the military as the solution to a problem? Are there no other ideas in the "American Conservatism for (Republican) Dumbies" book?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

TNGOP: Obama hates everyone!!! Muhahaha!!!

This ranks up there with one of the stupidest rants on behalf of the TNGOP...

NASHVILLE, TN - The Tennessee Republican Party has some friendly advice for Barack Obama: Those “foreign automakers” who made those cars you criticized John McCain for buying? They employ hundreds of thousands of Americans across the heartland of America, including in so-called “swing states” like Ohio.

Today, Obama’s campaign released a new and very silly ad attacking John McCain, a certified American war hero, for owning three cars built by international automakers - a Honda, a Volkswagen and a Lexus. The junior senator from Illinois apparently doesn’t realize that foreign automakers like Honda, Volkswagen and Lexus-maker Toyota have major operations in the United States, employing hundreds of thousands of Americans.

“Obama should be proud that so many car makers from around the world have found that American workers are the best in the world, not criticizing someone for buying the cars they make,” Hobbs said. “The Obamacrats don’t like American jobs that would be created from more domestic oil drilling and, now, Obama doesn’t respect the jobs created by Americans building cars.”

“When Barack Obama attacks John McCain for owning a Honda, he might as well be attacking the tens of thousands of people in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama who build Honda Accords and Civics, Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks, - and the tens of thousands of Americans who make their living at dealerships selling Honda products,” said Hobbs.

I guess TN Republicans now need to criticize all people who prefer to "buy American." Seems like that's how their train of thought works!

...and in Marsha news!!!....

'Burn on The Factor: Sarah Palin is a "student" of foreign policy. Plus, you don't need an education to understand the inner-workings of the world.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blackburn: The new, old-fashioned feminist

By Jeff Woods of the Nashville Scene...

Marsha, Marsha!

In a campaign oddity, Blackburn emerges as a new feminist hero

When John McCain went looking for Republicans to defend his running mate against the "liberal media," Marsha Blackburn suddenly morphed into a well-coiffed Norma Rae.

This, mind you, is the Brentwood image-consultant -turned- conservative-firebrand whose feminist consciousness is so underdeveloped she wants to be called "congressman." Only six weeks ago, she voted against legislation to help stop sex discrimination in job pay.

Now she's popping up on all the cable gabfests to proudly fight for Sarah Palin—and oppressed women everywhere—as a member of the McCain-Palin Truth Squad. Blackburn is even finding much to admire about Hillary Clinton, her new role model.

It's all too much for Tennessee Democrats, who point out that conservatives like Blackburn say they support working moms but reject policies to make their lives better.

"Marsha Blackburn," says state Democratic Party spokesman Wade Munday, "is someone who has been silent on women's issues until now, who refers to herself as 'congressman' and likely relishes her quotidian stance against women's equal work for equal pay. She seems a tad bit disingenuous in her current defense of Sarah Palin. Just a tad."

Thank you, Jeff, for pointing out Congressman Blackburn's rampant hypocrisy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Wicked Marsha of the North + Williamson GOP fun

Awesome blog... I wish I could say my Marsha criticism matched... http://dumpbachmann.blogspot.com/

Anywho, here's the latest hilariousness from the racist Williamson TNGOP...

Outrage Over Gibson's Interview

09-12-08...This week, ABC's Charles Gibson held the first post-nomination interview with Governor Sarah Palin. Staring condescendingly over his granny glasses, Gibson asked her to give her opinion of the "Bush doctrine", knowing full well that there have been 6-8 separate issues variously described as the "Bush doctrine." Gov. Palin responded with grace, intelligence, and an elaborate knowledge of foreign affairs. Gibson looked like he was wearing lipstick.

Chairman Grindstaff looks like one smooth dude, huh? He doesn't strike me as a guy who has room to make jokes about "granny glasses." Trust me, I've seen pictures of some loyal WCRP members. Makes sense why Blackburn is their pride and joy.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Blackburn needs more $$$?

How many hundreds of thousands of dollars do you need, Marsha? Haven't you gotten enough from the "good ol' boy" network?

Dear friends,

The fall campaign has begun and it will be an exciting race for our Republican candidates at all levels. The addition of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential nominee has provided incredible momentum to the Presidential ticket. She helps provide a clear contrast with the ultra liberal Obama-Biden ticket.

After an aggressive primary, I will face a Democrat opponent this fall. Being a consistent conservative voice is a sure way to draw attacks from the Democrat attack machine. They will spend several hundred million dollars to make sure that the Democrats have control of the White House, the Senate and House. If I'm going to continue fighting for conservative values in Washington, I must be prepared to answer these attacks in a timely manner. As you know, this costs money.

During the next 45 days, I will continue to work day and night for the McCain-Palin ticket, work to be certain that Senator Alexander returns to the U.S. Senate, that we take the State House and that we hold a majority in the State Senate.

I need your help! I was forced to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in the recent Primary. It was money that I was planning on spending this fall against my Democrat opponent.

AKA...I need the money so I can filter it to other (floundering) Republican campaigns across the country (see Rep. Marilyn Musgrave).

And on a McCain-Palin-Bush-whatever note...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I love it too much

"As we say in the great State of Ala-SSSka..."

Friday, September 12, 2008

(Not-so) Breaking Blackburn news

From today's Memphis Commercial Appeal...

Blackburn added to 'most corrupt' in Congress list
By Bartholomew Sullivan

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a good-government watchdog group, added U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., to its list of the 24 "most corrupt members of Congress" over her repeated failure to file accurate campaign-finance reports.

Earlier this year, CREW filed a complaint, together with a Germantown woman, against Blackburn with the Federal Election Commission.

The group notes that Blackburn's campaign committee has repeatedly failed to accurately report its campaign contributions and expenditures, including payments made to her daughter and son-in-law. Its complaint is currently under review by FEC staffers.

CREW has focused its attention on a bipartisan group of legislators, including U.S. Reps. William Jefferson, D-La., and Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va., and Republican Sens. Ted Stevens of Alaska and Norm Coleman of Minnesota. It also put former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., on its "corrupt" list for his sale of stock in a family-run hospital chain.

Hmm... see more info on CREW's Blackburn report: http://www.crewsmostcorrupt.org/node/426

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rep. Marsha Blackburn owned on Larry King

4 women commenting on the lipstick controversy.

1 is lookin' the fool.

1 "GOP strategist" trying to stay out of it.

It's hilarious how many times these women have had to say "Congresswoman, with all due respect..." because Marsha has no idea what she's talking about.

Eek. Embarassing.

Congressman, I ask you, where do you owe apologies?

Does Marsha have ANY room to play ref in this case? Yeah, right.

Steve Cohen stays at the top of my list!!! Oink Oink!

Again, I'm envious of people who live in TN-09...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

(Maryline) Blackburn for Obama!

I love this story. Blackburn... Obama... Palin... hilarious.

Sarah Palin congenial & 'calculating,' says nominee's Miss Alaska foe

Sarah Palin may have been a runnerup in a Miss Alaska beauty contest, but she was a canny competitor behind that "Miss Congeniality" smile.

So says Maryline Blackburn, the woman who won the 1984 Miss Alaska crown.

"Sarah was very nice, but very calculating," Blackburn told the Daily News Monday. "You could tell she was always thinking, 'What's going to be my next move?'

That said, Blackburn is voting for Democrat Barack Obama - and doesn't think Palin is ready to be vice president.

Blackburn, an Army brat who was born in Europe, raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, and lives in Atlanta, became the first African-American to represent Alaska in the Miss America competition.

Palin settled for "Miss Congeniality."

"Maryline, I do love you," Palin wrote on Blackburn's pageant program. "You are more admired than you ever know. Please keep God Number One, he's got great things for you, baby."

Good Ol' Boy Hypocrisy

The fascist whine-machine that is the TNGOP produced this fascinating op-ed today. Not only do they forget that the "good ol' boy" network is code for the Republican Party, and that Sarah Palin's eBay transaction never actually happened, but they also provide some eye-opening contrasts between Alaska and Tennessee!!!...


NASHVILLE, TN - Tennessee’s Democrat governor and the entrenched “good ol’ boy” Democratic machine in the state House might want to pay attention to the surging enthusiasm across America for the reform agenda of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as she campaigns along side Sen. John McCain in the race for the White House.

“At about the same time Gov. Palin was putting the Alaska state executive’s luxury jet up for sale on eBay, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen was plotting to spend millions of tax dollars to add a luxury underground party room to the governor’s mansion,” said Robin Smith, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican party. “We can’t put the ballroom on eBay, but the governor could do something about the excessive use of state aircraft."

Some comparative travel-distance facts about Alaska and Tennessee:

At 656,424 square miles, Alaska is 15.5 times larger than Tennessee (42,169 square miles)

Alaska’s two largest cities, Anchorage and Fairbanks, are separated by 360 miles; Tennessee’s two largest cities, Nashville and Memphis, are separated by 200 miles

The distance from Alaska’s capital, Juneau, to its two largest cities is 732 miles to Fairbanks and 848 miles to Anchorage. By contrast, Tennessee’s capital city, Nashville, is the largest metropolitan area in the state and the rest of the top five- Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Clarksville - all are located within 200 miles of Nashville.

Despite its massive size compared to Tennessee, Alaska has far fewer miles of public paved roads than does Tennessee- 14, 441 versus 87,259.

“Alaska is nearly 16 times larger than Tennessee and yet Gov. Palin has found it is possible to get around the state just fine without the state owning an airplane,” Smith said. “Tennessee taxpayers have had to pay to fly Gov. Bredesen and his people around the state and to their beach vacation destinations because Tennessee doesn’t yet have a reform governor and because the state House is run by a do-nothing-Democrat, save-the-status-quo good ol’ boy network that likes it that way.”

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Old fart fest Night 3: Go, Whitey, Go!

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Marsha Blackburn
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Xcel Energy Center
Last night, for the first time in a long time, millions like me whispered to themselves, "thank God, someone finally gets it." We heard a voice that spoke with the accent of real America, not the washed-out, mainstream TV-speak that sometimes soothes the soul, but never solves the problem.
We met a woman who, with the bravery that only the mother of five can summon, said "thanks but no thanks" to the good ole' boy earmarks.
And, it's an honor for me to quote those constituents I heard from today when I say "It's about damn time!"
To all the gray suits in the booths, who had their backs turned last night facing Washington, on behalf of the great gals in this room, I tell you -- "listen up boys!"
As a wife, mother, business woman, and public servant; neither Governor Palin nor I need you to tell us what our limitations are, or when we might have taken on too much or reached too far.
Every working mother knows the value of action over deliberation and decision over debate.
Tennesseans already know and respect John McCain, and love his "straight-talk" and unyielding sense of honor.
Last night my NASCAR dads fell in love with our hockey mom.
We are the gun totin', God fearin,' flag wavin' Americans who are excited to see two crack shots on the ticket with the status quo in their sights.
We know the only place Senator Obama wants to drill is your wallet.
Leadership is not about creating perceptions, it's about creating results.
And leadership is honed and tested on Alaska's frontier, on the deck of an aircraft carrier and in a dark, squalid cell in Vietnam.
Last night, when I saw John and Sarah on the stage, I saw the brilliant spark of leadership catch fire illuminating the path to a brighter tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Old fart fest Night 2: What was that?


According to Marsha, the media is responsible for the politics of personal destruction.

Are you serious, Congressman? I mean seriously serious? Because I don't think you can be serious by saying that. So I'm going to conclude that you aren't being serious.

The world attacks conservative women? To quote one of their own...


-Michelle Malkin

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Literary greatness...

This is not a joke...

Editorial Reviews

Life Equity gives women a step-by-step plan for using the powerful and valuable skills they already have to change their own lives and enrich their world.

They are experienced, smart, and effective. They have a wealth of wisdom and influence to offer and are America's richest resource. They are women. But today too many of those women view their lives and futures with a growing sense of frustration or ambivalence. At a time in which there are more opportunities for women at every level and in every realm of American life than ever before, many women wrestle with paralyzing doubt about what they can and should be doing. Congressman Marsha Blackburn exposes these fears and misconceptions and lays out a compelling corrective case for empowerment and action. Blackburn helps women of all ages discover a hidden or forgotten truth: the life they've led has prepared them for the life they dream of.

240 pages, published by Thomas Nelson, due out December 2008. Sounds like it'll be a funny book filled with the kind of stuff in Hallmark cards!

Old fart fest Night 1: Power through Fear

Terrorists... abortion... murder... communists... Reagan... Dubya... taxes... bombs... BOO!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Blackburn on Gov. Palin and conservative women

"Americans are most comfortable with candidates who are conservative women."

Why would that be? Think about it...