A provision in one of the latest GOP bills in the House would remove entire families from eligibility for food stamps if any member of that family is on strike.

Someone - I forget who - once said "Democrats want to govern. Republicans want to rule."

Short version: Please contact the New York City Council to express your support for this legislation. The religious right are mobilising people nationwide to oppose it, and if they win, it means that the crisis pregnancy centers will be able to keep lying to women, and to have no restrictions on what they can do with women's personal information.

Seriously, please contact them to speak out for this. This is important, and deserves to pass.
Texas GOP On Verge Of Bankruptcy

Santa obviously decided I have been a very good boy this year.
It's been about ten minutes since the end of the President's speech nominating Alaina Kagan for SCOTUS. Has anybody claimed she's the most liberal nominee ever yet?
In 1994, Newt Gingrich's GOPAC memo told Republicans to use words like "sick" and "unpatriotic" to describe Democrats, which quickly became the fundamental strategy of his party. Since 2001, however, the Right has been ramping things up further. Writers like Coulter, Malkin, Savage and their ilk get rich from books where they call anyone who disagrees with them traitors, Nazis, and worse.
Glenn Beck says that progressivism is a cancer that is "eating our Constitution" - and is meant to - and gets cheered by conservative leaders. When he made his statement about the death threats mentioned in the article I sent you - and the others that weren't discussed in it - the reason he gave for speaking out against violence was that "it's exactly what [Democrats] want."
Sarah Palin's Facebook page has an ad with crosshairs drawn over the districts of the Democratic legislators she's chosen to have her followers target in November.
John Boehner's statement on the threats? “I know many Americans are angry over this health care bill, and that Washington Democrats just aren’t listening.”
And Nigel Coleman, leader of the Danville Tea Party in Virginia, defended Mike Troxel's posting of the address of Virginia Representative Periello's brother (in the mistaken belief that it was Rep. Periello's address), and when he learned that it was actually the brother's address, wrote “Oh well, collateral damage.”
Mr. Coleman had recently planned to burn Periello and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in effigy, although the stunt was eventually canceled.
Timothy McVeigh used to be on the extreme fringes of the Right. Now his spiritual descendants are moving toward its mainstream.

Republicans making claims about health care being rationed is nothing new. Having them admit that this is the GOP goal, however...

I don't know whether I hope his life in prison is a long or a short one. I just want it to be the entirety of the rest of it.
Farouk Shami has announced his candidacy for Governor of Texas.

Based on the screaming over Obama's candidacy, I expect the screaming from the GOP's lunatic fringe to start in three ... two ... one...
Sarah Palin plans to exploit the murder of US troops for personal gain. What an ASSHOLE. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/11/13/palin-to-visit-fort-hood-during-book-tour/
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The short version is that the Senators whose names are listed at the bottom of this post need to be defeated when they seek reelection. To any office at all. The long version is cut due to the graphic and disturbing nature of the reason why. )

So here's the list of the Senators who voted against the Franken amendment. If you live in their state, please work to ensure that they lose their next election:

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)
"That's like congratulating yourself on spreading syphilis."

- Keith Olbermann, responding to Rush Limbaugh saying that Glenn Beck was the result of his own success.
I'm sorry, Kanye, and I'ma let you finish, but Glenn Beck was the biggest douchebag of the week. Of the whole week!

Yeah, nothing racist there...
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