18 votes against the reformless reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act weren’t enough to stop the legislation from moving forward in the Senate, but the 13 Democrats, 4 Republicans and 1 Independent who made a stand to halt the reauthorization process on May 26 2011 should be recognized for their efforts to defend constitutional government:
Who supports U.S. government water torture?
Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum. That’s who. (Source: May 5, 2011 Republican Presidential debate)
Did Michele Bachmann really apologize for her YES vote on the Patriot Act? Unfortunately not: that was an April Fools’ Day joke. But Rep. Bachmann really did appear, along with Representatives Allen West and Mike Pence, before a crowd of about 300 assembled in Washington DC on March 31 2011.
That crowd was gathered [...]
Not one Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of this simple statement that Congress is willing to base its policies on the climate reality that’s been measured and confirmed and reconfirmed, over and over again, over the last generation. [...]
Not one single bill has been written by any member of either house of Congress to do anything to stop any mosque anywhere from being built. I don’t have a problem with that. I wonder how the Tea Party zealots feel about it, though. [...]
Expect the following individuals to be the subject of a number of interviews and the target of a lot of recriminations from Republican Party leadership. These members of the House of Representatives, all Republicans, defied their party leadership to vote NO, AGAINST H.R. 514, the bill to reauthorize crucial provisions of the Patriot Act:
The few people who are members of the Right To Life Of Michigan PAC don’t care about this year’s election enough to actually get on the telephone and really call people. They prefer to let robots do the work in promoting their half-hearted ideals. [...]
In covering the “Spending Revolt” bus tour that drove through the city of Bangor yesterday, Christopher Cousins only told half the story: that this political rally on wheels attracted a meager knot of 25 onlookers. Cousins didn’t tell readers why such the big bus tour could attract media fuss but so hardly any actual people.
With Republican Joe Miller calling for America to take after East Germany before having a reporter hauled away and arrested for asking the wrong questions, Republican John Yates has seconded the call for an East German border policy:
They ought to be armed and if warned leaflets dropped all over Mexico says that we will [...]
We’re not rich or covertly backed by a conservative slush fund, so to help keep Irregular Times going we sell liberal and progressive bumper stickers. Back in March of this year, most of our best-selling stickers were centered around a particular policy theme, most often health care or the environment. But fast forward six months [...]