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Sen. Coburn Predicts Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Over Weekend
The Senate's redoubtable Dr. No , aka Tom Coburn (R-Planet Xanax), took himself off to USA Today'...
BetteNoir 11/20/2014 4 3 - -
A Pipeline Too Far
Well. our old friend Keystone Pipeline XL is back in the news lately because both Republicans and Democrats need a legislative low hurdle to make it look like they know what they're doing. Both ...
BetteNoir 11/13/2014 9 3 1 -
Food Fight In The Old Family Dining Room
Anxious to hit the ground running with the newly-elected 114th Congress, President Obama invited leaders from both houses to join him in the White House' Old Family Dining Room for a post-election ...
BetteNoir 11/08/2014 2 4 - -
Republican Victory Anthem: Second Verse? Same As The First.
So. It's all over but the howling. One-third of America's registered voters bestirred themselves to get to the polls and offer up a vote of confidence for the worst Congress in US history -- ...
BetteNoir 11/07/2014 2 - - -
Sharyl Atkisson's Epic Marketing Fail
Well, it looks like Sharyl Atkisson has gone full metal nutjob. Perhaps it's the company she keeps, these days? Heeding the Marketing 101 rule "know your audience," Atkisson is busy hyping her ...
BetteNoir 11/01/2014 8 28 1 -
Heard the one about Rep Paul Broun? Boob Walks Into Congress . . .
Outgoing Rep. Paul Broun (R-Not Soon Enough), got his name in the paper today for saying something ignorant and outlandish on the Rick Wiles radio program. Rick Wiles is a conservative wingnut ...
BetteNoir 10/31/2014 38 29 - -
Gremlin Fighter Anthony Culler Aims To Put The "Con" In Congress
PeeDee Tony Texas Tony Well, it's been quite a week ...
BetteNoir 10/22/2014 5 6 - -
Conservative Culture Warriors Open New Front In War On Women
Well, I must admit that this is an audacious new offensive in the War On Women that the American Enterprise Institute has launched just in time for mid-term elections. Leading the charge is one ...
BetteNoir 10/21/2014 14 24 - -
Legislator Proposes Imaginary Solution For Imaginary Problem
Rep Dennis Ross (R-Round the Bend) is a man of action. And he has the toolbox to make things happen. So, the minute this here election is over, he's returning to Congress with an emergency bill ...
BetteNoir 10/17/2014 34 13 - -
Schadenfreude: Not Just For Winners Anymore
Heads are exploding all over the Conserva-sphere, today. Mostly because the owners of those heads don't read very carefully. CJ Chivers broke a story, ...
BetteNoir 10/15/2014 6 18 1 -
Stumping Through Arkansas With Tom Terrific
As others before me have noted, Tom Cotton (R-AR) is just about the perfect Republican candidate for the 21st century, which should put us sane people on guard. Cotton's a telegenic "aw, shucks" ...
BetteNoir 10/13/2014 2 7 - -
Edupreneurs - Coming Soon To A School District Near You
Life in 21st century America is a hectic, demanding business and keeping up with current events can be like trying to drink from a water cannon. By cosmic standards, humans have developed mad ...
BetteNoir 10/12/2014 9 15 3 -
ISIS Gonna Get You If You Don't Watch Out
It's apropos that Rep Duncan Hunter's (R- Hell , Yeah!) official website banner features a California skyscape dotted with hot air balloons . . . just sayin'. In case you're not that familiar ...
BetteNoir 10/09/2014 2 4 - -
Anatomy Of A Pedagogical Clustrf*k
By now, most news-watchers are at least aware of a bit of Americana being played out in the streets of Jefferson County Colorado, an affluent collection of bedroom communities adjacent to the ...
BetteNoir 10/05/2014 88 74 6 -
Judge Jeanine Is Tired Of Charades
Judge Jeanine Pirro is a very smart, well-educated lady who has recently lost her marbles. But, thanks to the safety net provided by wingnut welfare -- Fox News and assorted other cable producers ...
BetteNoir 09/30/2014 8 9 - -
Waiting For The Barbarians
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appeared Sunday on ABC's This Week : He acknowledged that President Obama does not support sending ground ...
BetteNoir 09/29/2014 4 6 - -
Values Voter Summit: Annual Gathering Of Tools And Fools
My how time flies! it seems like just yesterday that Values Voter Summit 2013 was underway. For the uninitiated, the Values Voter Summit is a festival of political oratory aimed at Values Voters -- ...
BetteNoir 09/28/2014 22 11 - -
Rarely Has A U.S. Veep Been So Wrong About So Much At The Expense Of So Many
I try to ignore the Cheneys -- Dick and, now God help us, Mini-Me -- as much as possible because, to me, they smell strongly of sociopathy and I try to avoid that sort of thing. I blame the ...
BetteNoir 09/25/2014 6 12 - -
National Review Online: Climate Activists Are Hysterical Losers
Yesterday some 400,000 Americans took to the streets of New York City and paraded their concern over global warming. As a result, National Review Online 's John Fund took to his escritoire ...
BetteNoir 09/22/2014 18 29 1 -
Republicans Call Early Dismissal And Beat It Out Of Town
By now, most of us have heard at least snippets of the rags-to-riches American Dreamy Tale of how John Boehner rose to national prominence from his humble beginnings as a child laborer back in the ...
BetteNoir 09/19/2014 11 7 - -
Rep Jeff Duncan Gives Obama Failing Grade
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) is one of those southern gents who hitched his wagon to the TEA Party Express and woke up one morning a United States Congressman. And his admiration for himself has only ...
BetteNoir 09/16/2014 3 2 - -
Embrace the Suck: Midterm Edition
Following the fiasco of the Romney/Ryan ticket in the 2012 presidential race, the Republican National Committee decided that the time had come for the GOP to face some hard truths and make some ...
BetteNoir 09/13/2014 7 5 - -
Clean CR? Magic 8-Ball Says: Fuhgeddaboudit!
If redstate.com's Erick Erickson is to be believed, Congress' brief September Sojourn in DC will be anything but the low-key and uneventful layover advertised. Republicans have been telling ...
BetteNoir 09/09/2014 1 5 - -
Ain't No Cure For The Xenophobe Blues
Haven't you always chafed at being one of the unheard herd? Want to live your beliefs and force two huge nations to bend to your will and deliver on your demands? Want to make time stand still ...
BetteNoir 09/04/2014 2 5 - -
Cogito ergo sum Presidential Timber
Good Lord, please spare me from the efforts of “ the intellectual leader of the Republican Party ” trying to sound presidential. First it was his fluffer-nutter of ...
BetteNoir 09/03/2014 4 4 - -
Don't Know Much About History . . .
What's funnier than a bunch of conservative ideologues accusing US History teachers of historical revisionism? Not much, right? I'm still catching my breath . . . But that's exactly what's ...
BetteNoir 09/02/2014 40 53 1 -
Gov. Perry, The Eyes of Twitter Are Upon You!
Apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry was enjoying a little gubernatorial downtime this Labor Day weekend when a terrible thing happened. A Bad Tweet. You know the kind -- thoroughly tasteless mad frat ...
BetteNoir 09/01/2014 50 107 1 -
ISIS: They're Coming To Take You Away . . .
Well, here we are on the Labor Day weekend with another 9/11 anniversary quickly approaching so it is no surprise to find the Wingnut-o-sphere lighting up with madly creative xenophobic expressions.
BetteNoir 08/31/2014 19 7 - -
Guns And Hosers: Rio Grande Edition
Well it was only a matter of time , I suppose . . . A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an ...
BetteNoir 08/30/2014 5 6 - -
Gov. Scott Walker Making Lemonade From Life's Lemons
Gov Scott Walker may be up to his neck in the shark tank, these days but that doesn't mean that he appreciates a well-informed electorate any less. And to that end, during a recent interview on ...
BetteNoir 08/29/2014 13 13 1 -
Chief Belmar Has No Regrets
The dust appears to have settled in Ferguson, MO, at least for the time being. And Chief Jon Belmar , head of the Saint Louis County Police, is taking advantage of the lull to rehab his department'...
BetteNoir 08/28/2014 5 23 - -
Speaker Boehner Bags A Bargain
Well, the suspense is over, fellow Americans. Speaker Boehner has found a lawyer to present his case against President Barack Obama and, you'll be happy to hear -- since we are all footing the ...
BetteNoir 08/27/2014 6 12 - -
If You Think Immigration Is A Problem, Wait'll You Get A Load Of Corporate Emigration
There is nothing sexy about corporate tax law and, even if there was, most of us wouldn't get it. The average American is more than happy to cede the details of such economic mechanics to "the few, ...
BetteNoir 08/25/2014 27 26 1 -
Rich Lowry's Homicidal Moment
Rich " Sparkle Pants " Lowry, National Review editor, Fox News contributor and President emeritus of the Sarah Palin Fan Club , seems bent on proving how strict adherence to a paleo-...
BetteNoir 08/24/2014 6 10 - -
Republican Action Hero Mitt Romney's Electoral Advice For The 100%
Yesterday ...
BetteNoir 08/22/2014 53 68 2 -
Brevard County Commission Takes Liberties With Liberty
Back in May of this year the US Supreme Court ruled on a gnarly little problem that causes no end of mischief in America: the separation of church and state. This was not the first time SCOTUS ...
BetteNoir 08/20/2014 51 89 3 -
Paul Ryan Whitesplains How Political Leaders Should Let Ferguson Fix Ferguson
Finally, the moment we've all been waiting for! Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) shares his own Mature Young Gun take on how best to react to ...
BetteNoir 08/19/2014 16 14 - -
Whiter Shade of Unreal
I am white and my first brush with overt American racism didn't occur until 1960 when I was twelve years old and visiting cousins who had relocated from the Northeast to a small town in North ...
BetteNoir 08/18/2014 5 9 - -
We Got Trouble, Right Here in Mississippi
Scratch a sore loser and you'll often find a frustrated bully. Chris McDaniel is now trying to bully his way into the nomination that he lost to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) in June; and he will ...
BetteNoir 08/15/2014 26 49 - -
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Back in 2011, after the TEA Party wave handed Republicans control of the US House of Representatives, Michael Tomasky of The Guardian prophetically wrote : Having ...
BetteNoir 08/14/2014 10 19 - -
War on Women: Friendly Fire Casualty Report
One of the Republican National Committee's New Year's resolutions in 2013 was: The RNC must improve its efforts to include female voters and promote women to leadership ranks within the committee. ...
BetteNoir 08/12/2014 7 10 - -
"And So You're Back, From Outer Space . . . "
Jason Zengerle of New Republic recently published an excellent, timely article entitled The New Racism which focuses on the political career of Hank Sanders, who took his diploma from Harvard Law ...
BetteNoir 08/11/2014 9 45 1 -
Ebola - Proof That God Is A Republican
The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in west Africa has the world's attention. The American Center for Disease Control recently declared that the current crisis is "unprecedented," ...
BetteNoir 08/09/2014 25 12 - -
National Impeach Obama Week To Cap Off 2014 Silly Season
The brain trust at Western Journalism is predicting that National Impeach Obama Week (August 23) "could be a game-changer" for the Impeach Obama movement. Apparently the Impeach Obama Coalition , ...
BetteNoir 08/07/2014 18 4 - -
Doocy High Fives The Taliban
Fox and Friends achieved a record-setting industry low, yesterday, for overall execrable bad taste and gross politicization in the cable news category, with a totally awesome combined score of -500.
BetteNoir 08/06/2014 15 12 - -
The Congressman Who Cried Ebola
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) left the fraught halls of Congress to return to his home district in the heartland, this weekend, but had no time to spare for homecoming vacation activities. By Monday, ...
BetteNoir 08/05/2014 9 5 - -
Spooks Lying? What Next . . .
After five years of investigation, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is about to release a 630 page report that concludes that the CIA misled government officials and the public about its ...
BetteNoir 08/04/2014 1 - - -
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