Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Props to Jersey!

Speaking of the FOX unfair and imbalanced spin on reality, check out this clip of Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ) taking on this Republican tag team...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The spin starts here

Congressman Blackburn doesn't say anything new in this clip from FOX... just the same ol' trashing on Tennessee. However, the clip just struck me as a prime example of why FOX rightfully earns its reputation as a Republican mouthpiece.

Friday, October 23, 2009

There goes the moderate

Sen. Alexander has left his reasonable, moderate image behind to appease the crazies...

“I voted against the Defense bill because the Democratic majority attached something which has nothing to do with defense: an expansion of hate crimes rules. I support providing states and local authorities with federal assistance to enforce their own laws, but the changes in this legislation go too far. It’s a shame that this piece of legislation was added to a bill that’s supposed to be about supporting our troops.”

Mind you, when I read this, I assumed that ALL Republicans voted against this civil rights legislation, because...they're Republicans. However, I found it interesting that along with EVERY Democrat in the Senate, these few right-wingers voted yea:

Bond (R-MO)
Collins (R-ME)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Ensign (R-NV)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hutchinson (R-TX)
Lugar (R-IN)
McCain (R-AZ)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Sen. Alexander couldn't support civil rights but Sen. Ensign and BOTH senators from Texas could?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This week in embarassing stories from the TN legislature

TN legislative panel acts to rein in U.S. government
By Richard Locker • THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL • October 21, 2009

A legislative committee on Tuesday moved Tennessee to the forefront of efforts by conservatives to reassert "state sovereignty" and rein in the federal government for allegedly usurping its constitutional authority.

Acting on a resolution overwhelmingly approved by the legislature in May, a specially appointed "Committee of Conference and Correspondence" voted to send letters to the other 49 state legislatures inviting them to join Tennessee in a "working group … to enumerate the abuses of authority by the federal government and to seek repeal of its assumption of powers" and mandates it has imposed on states.

Only one other state — Alaska — has adopted a similar "state sovereignty" resolution being pushed nationally by the "tea party" movement and other conservative groups.

"We really are leaders on this," said Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, who sponsored House Joint Resolution 108, which set the events in motion.

Full story from the Memphis Commercial Appeal

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Laugh?...or feel sorry for mankind?

So I heard Rachel Maddow talk about this the other night and it gave me a good laugh. Now it's the headline in today's Tennessean?!!

New Conservative Bible will eliminate 'liberal' text

An excerpt...

Schlafly, the son of national political activist Phyllis Schlafly, says a conservative Bible should be masculine, for example, using the words mankind and man rather than more inclusive language. It also should shun terms like laborer or comrade. It also should put a free market spin on the sayings of Jesus.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Say it ain't so

Here's to another fire-breathing liberal taking FL-19! From the Miami Herald...

Congressman Robert Wexler to resign from seat, join Middle East think tank

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01)/Dr. Louie Gohmert, Professor of Psychology

See if you can follow my train of thought

Because I can't...

Marsha Blackburn: anti-tax, anti-spending, anti-government.

Marsha Blackburn: anti-TARP, anti-bailout, anti-government funding.

Marsha Blackburn: pro-transparency?

Marsha Blackburn: anti-government oversight, anti-regulation, anti-accountability.

Marsha Blackburn: Trust the 'Board of Directors' to make compensation decisions with the taxpayers' money that I didn't want to give them.