Friday, October 24, 2014

Could This Be the Senate Race Where the Koch Brothers Meet Their Match? | Mother Jones

Could This Be the Senate Race Where the Koch Brothers Meet Their Match? | Mother Jones

Republicans' most likely path to retaking the Senate in November requires GOPers to pick up seats in six key states: Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. Of the six, Alaska—where Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is facing off against former Republican Attorney General Dan Sullivan—may be the closest race. That's why right-wing groups backed by the likes of the Koch brothers and Karl Rove are dumping millions into the state—and why Alaska unions are pulling out all the stops this year to make sure Begich, a fierce supporter of labor, carries the day.

"This is literally the most active we've ever been in an election cycle," says Vince Beltrami, the president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, which represents nearly all unions in the state.
  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sparse posting


will be the order of the day until after the November 4 election. I work as an election clerk and an election judge in my locale which is leaving me very little time to keep up with the blog.

Louie Gohmert: Gays Shouldn't Serve In The Military Because Massages Will Make Them Vulnerable To Terrorism | Right Wing Watch

Louie Gohmert: Gays Shouldn't Serve In The Military Because Massages Will Make Them Vulnerable To Terrorism | Right Wing Watch

The Texas Republican had been railing against the Obama administration's decision to send several thousand members of the U.S. military to Western Africa to assist in the effort to control the Ebola outbreak, saying that it was just the latest example of the administration demonstrating its fundamental disdain for the military.

Somehow that discussion eventually prompted him to launch into criticism of the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the most perfectly Gohmert-esque fashion imaginable.
  

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Conservative Filmmaker's Attempt To Prove Voter Fraud In Colorado Blows Up In His Face

Conservative Filmmaker's Attempt To Prove Voter Fraud In Colorado Blows Up In His Face

Conservative activist and professional troublemaker James O’Keefe released another one of his ‘blockbuster’ stings Wednesday that supposedly showed voter fraud in action in Colorado. The convicted criminal took his cameras to Colorado earlier this month in an attempt to expose Democrats taking part in voter fraud to assist Democratic candidates in the close races for Senate and Governor. While in O’Keefe’s mind, and surely hard-core right-wingers’, he completely exposed voter fraud in action, the reality of the situation is he didn’t document one actual instance of voter fraud being committed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Convicted murderer, domestic terrorist and all around fun guy, Scott Roeder, the man who took Wichita abortion provider George Tiller's life during church services, was caught making threats against his next victim: Julie Burkhart, the executive director of the clinic that replaced Dr. Tiller after Roeder murdered him, according to Wonkette. Roeder is represented by Topeka…

Alabama GOP House Speaker Indicted On 23 Felony Ethics Charges

Alabama GOP House Speaker Indicted On 23 Felony Ethics Charges

Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) was indicted by a state grand jury Monday on nearly two dozen felony ethics charges, al.com reported.

Hubbard, also a former chairman of the state Republican Party, has been accused of using his positions for personal gain, soliciting investments of up to $150,000 from lobbyists for his private company, Craftmaster Printing, and other related charges. Among the people he allegedly solicited was former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R), according to the news outlet.

If convicted, Hubbard would face up to 20 years in prison. He has denied any wrongdoing, al.com reported last week.
  -- The full indictment is available at the linked source.

Mayo priest takes break from parish duties after court case with gay lover - IrishCentral.com

Mayo priest takes break from parish duties after court case with gay lover - IrishCentral.com

Dr John Fleming, the Bishop of Killala, admitted in a letter to parishioners on Sunday that Fr Gabriel Rosbotham’s public legal battle with a former Franciscan brother had come as a ‘complete shock’ to him.

Fr Rosbotham was awarded a 27 percent share in the property by a judge last week.

He had first met the home owner Hugh Crawford when they were both training as Franciscan Brothers in 1980s.

Crawford subsequently left the Brothers while Fr Rosbotham went on to serve in two Mayo parishes.
  

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hatred For This President Drives The Media To Invent A Bogus Obama Failure

Hatred For This President Drives The Media To Invent A Bogus Obama Failure

“So I’m going to make a long speech in there. But I had to come to the folks who didn’t get a seat. Because this is a group right here that is truly enthusiastic,” Obama said to much applause from the excited overflow crowd, which POOL reported “included more than a few shrieking women and girls.”

President Obama campaigned for gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown in Maryland Sunday afternoon to a sold out crowd of 8,000, according to the Upper Marlboro Fire Marshall. This meant there were folks waiting in the Wise High School overflow room/gym, so POTUS was kind enough to stop in there and address them before the rally.
  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson

Police were forced to descend on Keene, New Hampshire Saturday night after students and outside agitators turned the city’s 24th annual Pumpkin Festival into “a destination for destructive and raucous behavior.”

Those words — spoken by Keene State College President Anne Huot to CNN — only begin to describe the scene, which led to dozens of arrests and hospitalizations.

One rioter, Steven French, told the Keene Sentinel that he traveled from Haverhill, Massachusetts to attend the festival because he knew it would be “f*cking wicked.”