Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Everything I Need to Know About Life I Learned from Republicans in the Third Quarter of 2009

From Bill in Portland Maine...

Like, for instance:

>> The president is a Kenyan racist who hates white people and white culture.

>> The first Hispanic American to become a Supreme Court Justice is a "reverse-racist."

>> It's okay to call the president a liar as he's saying something true while addressing a joint session of Congress.

>> Making health care more accessible and affordable is a Nazi policy.

>> Death panels led by Barney Frank will convene in the middle of the night to decide if Grandma lives or dies.

>> Government-run healthcare programs are evil...and don’t you dare put the government in charge of my Medicare!

>> The attacks of 9/11 didn’t happen on Bush and Cheney's watch.

>> Norm Coleman's senate seat was stolen by Al Franken and John McCain's presidency was stolen by ACORN.

>> Whoever shouts the loudest and angriest at a town hall meeting is a better American than people who don’t.

>> The biggest environmental threat to the planet is global cooling.

Friday, December 18, 2009

To Copenhagen and back

As most of you know, Congressman Blackburn took a taxpayer-funded trip to Denmark this week to try and undermine any progress in the climate change debate. I believe that puts her at the same table with representatives from China, India, various African countries, etc.

However, I will start off by taking this rare opportunity to commend Rep. Blackburn for her performance in this following clip. I was fully expecting the Republican delegation to embarassingly deny global warming altogether, but at least she sounds like she's given the issue a few seconds of thought...

If you've watched the clip of Rep. Blackburn from Hannity, you know what I'm talking about.

But, all in all, the Congressman sums up her/their position at the Copenhagen conference like so...


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'll say it

John Tanner now Bart Gordon? Granted, ConservaDems, but still...

Worst case scenario: 3 Dems remaining out of 9 Tennessee U.S. Reps
(note that means 1 true-blue Dem and 2 ConservaDems).


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Splittin' hairs?

Taking a pause from Copenhagen news, read the following and see if you can answer my questions below...

Dec 11 2009
Happy Hanukkah
Marsha Blackburn

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends. As you begin the celebration of Hanukkah, I wanted to take a few minutes to wish you much joy and happiness as you enjoy the company of your loved ones. As you light the menorah and exchange gifts, I hope you will remember the friendship and affection that the people of Tennessee and the United States feel for the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Ours is a friendship forged from working together for the benefit of mankind. May you enjoy peace and love this holiday season.

OK... so who is this directed at?

Jews in TN-07? Israelis? Jews everywhere?

I can't decide. She must know that there are Jews in Tennessee, right?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Holy Mother

OK... so I usually refrain from watching Sean Hannity. In my mind, the ramifications of watching it are equatable with what happens when you say b-o-m-b at the airport, or if you happen across an Al-Qaeda website. BUT, you have got to see this clip of Congressman Marsha B. re: climate change.

Ain't she folksy?!! And I just love how right-wingers say they are pro-environment because they like to ride their bikes, ski, or plant flowers. Forget the rainforests, the oceans, the sky, etc etc... just as long as there's no litter, everything's AOK!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And this relates to TN-07 how?

From Politico...

House GOP Copenhagen bound
By JAKE SHERMAN 12/8/09 5:34 PM EST

Republicans are preparing for a trip to Copenhagen and looking to derail Democratic efforts to negotiate an international climate agreement.

About a half-dozen Republicans will make the trip to Denmark to oppose plans for cap-and-trade legislation, express their discontent with the scientific community that researches climate change and call for the United Nations to halt any negotiations until the academic scandal known as “Climategate” is resolved.

At least Texas Rep. Joe Barton, the ranking Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, along with Republican Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, Darrell Issa of California and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are making the trip.

House Republican leaders Tuesday laid out their plans for the U.N. climate conference, which will be to essentially buck all Democratic climate-change platforms.

“In the worst recession in 26 years, in the midst of an academic scandal and questionable science revealed in ‘Climategate’ and in the absence of a national consensus about policies that would bear upon the category known as climate change, we gather here to say, Mr. President, don’t make promises in Copenhagen that we cant keep,” said House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana.

Republicans are in the minority in both the House and Senate. So, their opposition to both legislation and treaties means little on the national stage, let alone the international stage. But their words could be a distraction for the Democratic president, who’s attending the conference next week.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

One of the best quotes eva

"In Tennessee we believe when it comes to taxes if 10% is good enough for God on Sunday, it's for damn sure good enough for the government on Monday." -Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

It's only appropriate to use a swear word when talking about church.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Congressman Blackburn set to wow Scandinavians

From WBIR Knoxville...

Climate change skeptic Blackburn headed to Copenhagen summit

WASHINGTON - Rep. Marsha Blackburn says the only climate change she believes in are the four seasons in her native Tennessee.

So that promises to make her upcoming trip to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen especially interesting.

Blackburn, who is going as part of a congressional delegation, said her role will be to represent a dissenting outlook on whether human activity is causing global warming while still pushing for steps to reduce the carbon emissions that many experts cite as the cause of climate change.

"We're all for cleaner air, cleaner water and creating more clean energy," Blackburn said Thursday.

During the conference, Blackburn plans to push for expansion of nuclear power, a cause also championed by Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander. She also will focus on developments in biofuels and lithium-ion batteries for cars. Both are the focus of efforts in Tennessee to create green jobs.

Blackburn will be attending at taxpayer expense in her role as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming. She said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has arranged for two planes to carry the U.S. congressional delegation to the conference.

The climate change conference begins Dec. 7. The goal of the conference is to make progress toward an international treaty to reduce emissions.