Friday, July 16, 2010

The re-education of Marsha

So most of you know that I use this blog as a means of catharsis. I avoid talking about politics at work, with friends, or with family, mainly because it's depressing. That said, let me indulge myself...

Marsha Blackburn is stupid.

I invite you to watch the following clip, in which Rep. Blackburn flexes her scientific muscle re: global warming.

I know, right!!! What kind of moron is she talking to when she explains that we exhale CO2? If Marsha Blackburn cared at all about science (aka the enemy of the GOP) she could take a short cab ride (or Metro ride... think about the taxpayer!) over to GWU and expand her knowledge on climate change. I still have my course bulletin, and even some folders with old tests I can give her!

It really is pathetic to here these right-wingers talk. I mean, how long do we have to wait for these old farts to die off before we can actually operate like its 2010? According to them, the national debt is armageddon, and climate change is "meh".

PS. It's hot as hell today.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


From the Memphis Flyer...

Marsha Blackburn: On the Case and On the Road

“I think it’s interesting that to challenge me, they [Democrats] had to go to somebody in Connecticut”: That was 7th District Republican congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s tack Thursday on her presumptive Democratic opponent, Greg Rabidoux, and that’s seemingly about as far as she wants to go — for public consumption, anyhow —in commenting on her opponent.

The reference to Connecticut is to the home state of Rabidoux, a professor of politics and law at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, and a bona fide Tennessean these days.

Whether he’s a bona fide candidate as well is another matter. The under-funded Rabidoux is still a relative unknown in most of the sprawling 7th District, which spans from the suburbs of Memphis to those of Nashville and takes in 15 counties.

Blackburn, meanwhile, has money, all the advantages of incumbency, and something of a national celebrity. She is an assistant GOP whip in the House of Representatives and a frequent interviewee on national TV talk shows.

For much of Thursday her mission was to use her celebrity on behalf of other Republican candidates for Congress. She introduced Alan Nunnelee, a candidate in Mississippi’s First Congressional district, at a luncheon at the Chickasaw Country Club, then whisked over to Jonesboro to give a helping hand to Rick Crawford, a candidate in Arkansas’s First Congressional District.

All the while, Blackburn says, she stays in touch with her own 7th District — partly through visits and forums and partly through what she calls “freedom networking” via Facebook and her congressional newsletter and other means.

She is absolutely certain that her advocacy of limited government and minimal spending accurately reflects the sentiments of the district.

“In eight years I haven’t had a week off, and very seldom do I take a day off,” said Blackburn, who went on to calculate that she had done something related to her job or to her ideological mission every single day during the previous eight months.

As recently as 2006, Blackburn won a national political website’s online poll and was designated “the Hottest Woman in U.S. Politics.”; For all that, and for all her current activity, she didn’t get a mention in the July 3 issue of Newsweek, which featured South Carolina Republican gubernatorial nominee Nikki Haley and, in a sidebar, cited several other exemplars of the “the supposed hotness of Republican women.”

But friends and foes alike should take note: Marsha Blackburn is still on the case.

Ain't she from Mississippi? 'They' had to go to somebody in Mississippi?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Has to be sarcasm

So I read a letter to the editor in the Jackson Sun the other day about Marsha's big oil tendencies, and today there is a response. I figure it must be a joke...

Unfair to criticize GOP on oil money

July 8, 2010

It seems that Meryl Rice, Rep. Marsha Blackburn's opponent, and other Democrats like to criticize Blackburn for taking money from British Petroleum and other big oil companies. It is rare for anyone in Congress not to take money from the oil industry. In checking Blackburn's donations in 2008 and 2010, you don't find BP in her top 20 donors. You will find that she received a total of $34,500 from the oil industry. Compare this to Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark, who received the largest amount from the oil industry at $329,650, and Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., who received $40,900. President Obama received $884,000. The largest beneficiary of BP donations is Senator Mary Landrieu D-La, who received $17,000. It is noted that President Obama received $77.051 from BP during last election.

It is disingenuous to single out one member of Congress to criticize because they are Republicans when almost everyone in the Senate and House accepts oil money.

Ok, let's take a step back and think about this. Harry Reid is the Senate Majority Leader, Blanche Lincoln tends to be the deciding vote on all energy/environment legislation, Mary Landrieu is the senior senator from an oil state, and President Obama is the president.

Marsha Blackburn is a representative from a suburban Tennessee House district, ranked #243 in seniority.

Umm... what?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Some fine candidates

So this weekend I went to the Williamson County Democrats' July 4th BBQ. I gotta say I was pretty impressed with the candidates who spoke... enough so that I decided to put their links up on the side. Check them out!!!