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1990 - Joseph Hazelwood, the former skipper of the Exxon Valdez, went on trial in Anchorage, AK, on charges that stemmed from America's worst oil spill. Hazelwood was later acquitted of all the major charges and was convicted of a misdemeanor.

1999 - The U.S. Senate delivered subpoenas for Monica Lewinsky and two presidential advisers for private, videotaped testimony in the impeachment trial.


Amazing how consistent our legal system is, ain't it?

“I think most women do not want to be treated as sort of a special class of citizen. They want to go every day, they want to get paid for being a professional for doing their job really well, and they don’t want to be treated like some special group of people who have to be given a little special handout just to make sure they’re OK. . . .

"Women get paid exactly what they’re worth.”

Fake News Host Martha MacCallum


We have a grim congresscritter threatening a reporter simply for asking a journalistic question. (Considering how rare real journalism has become, one can almost understand this reaction.)

We have a Seinfeld Episode replaying itself and masquerading as the GOP's first response to the President. First responders never had so little to say in so much time.  Only a brainless, greed-based, billionaire's pet boa constrictor like  Business Insider could applaud this mindless, meaningless mishmash of mush from Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

We have a benign, tepid (Joan Walsh's reasonable observation) State of the Union talk, fallowed by what can only be called four State of the Onion orations.

After being missing in action for weeks, missing votes in Congress, missing campaign stops in Texas, Steve Stockman briefly reappeared for the beginning of the State of the Union, only to disappear half way through. Stockman did not seem to be concerned with his race against Jon Cornyn, although this latest disappearance is likely to bolster his credentials in Texas as being just what Texas deserves.

But what must rank as the top of the Congressional Whack-a-Mole has to include Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), whose fictional view of the whirled is astoundingly  . . .  something.

A close second must be the reported GOP leadership's response to Rand Paul's own PR move, giving a personal response to the president.

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Fallowed? Whatever. Just looking at all the headlines, including that batshit crazy AFA, one can only wonder how far these idiot can go.


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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 10:46:41 AM PST

  •  Where in the world was Steve Stockman? (2+ / 0-)
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    The congressman who led a four-country trip that kept Rep. Steve Stockman mysteriously off the grid for much of January defended the Houston-area lawmaker.

    “I don’t know why people were so concerned about it. Maybe they can’t get over the fact that he’d rather be watching out for his country than watching out for his election,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif.

    News accounts from Cairo confirmed that he was part of a six-person congressional delegation (known as a “codel”) who had met with Egypt’s interim president and defense minister. The 10-day trip wasn’t announced until it ended on Monday; the group also went to Israel, Russia and the United Kingdom.

    Rohrabacher chairs a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, and Stockman serves on the committee.

    “This codel accomplished more than almost any other codel I’ve ever been on,” Rohrabacher said late Tuesday, interviewed at the Capitol after President Obama’s State of the Union speech, which Stockman left early in protest. “We were on the front lines of the war against radical Islamic terrorism and the front lines of what’s really important, and Steve Stockman was out there doing that.”

    And the early departure from the SOTU?

    Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) said Tuesday night he left President Obama's State of the Union speech early after "hearing how the president is further abusing his Constitutional powers."

    "I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,"

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Wed Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48:37 AM PST

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