Two and a half months ago, Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida used outrage at the unfolding NSA surveillance scandal to declare his intention to offer an amendment to an otherwise unrelated piece of legislation. That amendment would have ended the NSA’s massive collection of personally identifiable information without a direct connection to terrorism. The idea [...]
Lou Dobbs hired illegal immigrants so that his daughter could prance on her ponies for cheap. [...]
Oh my. Dear me.
Yet another high-profile, pushy Christian fundamentalist preacher against equal rights for gay and lesbian people has been accused of abusing his position of authority to obtain gay sex.
Mercy. Gracious. I am so shocked. Who could have expected such a thing? Not me. That is for sure. What a surprise.
On the subject of jobs, congressman Patrick Tiberi likes to talk tough, declaring over and over again what Congress must do to bring jobs back to America:
Jobs, not health care, should be the focus of Congress and the president, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township) told the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
“The bottom line is that he lied under a different oath -the oath to his wife.” — Republican Congressman Marshall Clement “Mark” Sanford on politics and the sanctity of marriage, 1998
Question: “Should South Carolina restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?” Answer: “Yes” — Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Mark Sanford, [...]
“I wouldn’t put myself hopefully in that kind of position, but if I was in a position like that, that’s what I would do.” — Senator John Ensign, August 30 2007, considering whether Senator Larry Craig should resign for having extramarital sex.
“I came to that conclusion recently, and frankly it’s because of what he [...]
Remember the article corporate blogger Paul Boutin was paid to write in October? In that article, Boutin not so much argued as asserted that all the bloggers not being paid by corporations had better just pack up shop, because nobody can compete with the corporate blogs anymore. Writing is super hard stuff anyway, Boutin wrote, [...]