Category Archives: Democrats have NO balls
Bea Arthur passed on…she was 86 and a great dame, broad, whatever the hell you want to call her except spineless.
This little ditty over at OpenLeft was an eye opener at 6am today. Seems the writer is really pissed off.
Well, so am I, but christ..eating our own seems the wrong way to go about it.
But he makes some great points..among them..how the Dem’s consistently yanked defeat from the jaws of victory. Ain’t that the friggin truth!
So…check it out if you have a strong constitution this Sunday morning.
Emptywheel, always the voice of truth and logic, has a timeline up of BushCo’s march to torture. Heavy stuff for a Sunday, but hit it if you feel up to it. It will probably just make your head spin and ruin the rest of your day..but some of us are gluttons for punishment..ya know? 😉
Last but not fucking least..is a story that starts out about my home county..Kern. Its about medical mj dispensaries and just how prolific they will or will not become now that AG Holder has put the kybosh on raiding them.
I in fact, visited a brand, spanking-new dispensary yesterday. It was run by two women and its three blocks from my humble abode. That I no longer have to drive over the friggin mountain range into Hell-A and back to procure my medicine makes me almost giddy folks. Oh, and fuck you Donnie Youngblood you gigantic prick.
The following graphic is just cuz..cuz I love it! From the inimitable Dark Black of course! 😉 Click for larger!
By a narrow margin, the Senate today failed again to block a Republican-led filibuster on an energy bill as GOP leaders made a stand against a $21.8 billion, 10-year tax package that would have extended incentives for wind and solar energy and reduced some tax breaks for oil companies.
Such horseshit indeed! The Dem’s are the most unorganized bunch of dipshits I have ever seen. They can’t find their arses with both hands half the friggin time.
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said he would introduce another version of the energy bill, without the tax package, perhaps as soon as today. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the revised bill would get wide bipartisan support.
So, they just cave in once again to the Rethugs..I am so sick of this shit I could scream my dear reader. I am losing my patience. I can not support a party that gets their dicks knocked in the dirt time after time again. God forbid the corporate welfare wagon come to the end of the line. Again from WaPo:
The 59-40 vote — one vote short of the margin needed to end debate and clear the way for a vote on the measure — came after warnings from the White House and Sen. Pete V. Domenici (N.M.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, that President Bush would veto the bill because of the tax component.
At least we can count on BushCo to stand with their cronies as usual..lovers of all things corporate welfare-ish. Oh, and the one vote short? Democrat, Sen. Mary Landrieu (La.), voted against ending the filibuster.
WTF did he do with the money they gave him a couple of months ago one might ask..According to the CommonDreams writeup:
The 50 billion dollars would be in addition to the 460 billion dollars in the fiscal 2008 defense budget and 147 billion dollars in a pending supplemental bill to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This is SUCH bullshit..pure, unadulterated bullshit. The Dem’s need to cut off any more funding on this war. They need to go to NUTZ R US and rent a set for everyone.
I am out of town for the next 10 days..but I have internet..so I will be online but not as much as usual..that pool and jacuzzi are calling me 😛
Artwork by The Worried Shrimp
Alternet has a great read up this morning. Its entitled: “How the Democrats blew it in only Eight Months”. The author points out how the Democratically-controlled Congress now has a lower opinion rating than the worst times for the Republicans last year:
Thanks to the Dems’ inaction on Iraq and compliance with Bush on the FISA bill, the Democratic-controlled Congress now has a “confidence” rating of 14 percent, the lowest since Gallup started asking the question in 1973 and five points lower than Republicans scored last year.
Ain’t that some news? Sure is..but the real question is..will Pelosi and Reid pay attention? Will these asshats actually turn the ship around and start paying attention to what the majority of American’s want? I will leave you with the last paragraph of the article which asks a very important question:
A war people hate, Gitmo, Bush’s police-state executive orders of July 17 — the Democrats have signed the White House dance card on all of them. And guess what? Just as their poll numbers are going down, Bush’s are going up, by five points in Gallup from early July. People are beginning to think the surge is working, courtesy of the New York Times. So are we better or worse off since the Democrats won back Congress?
To paraphrase an old country-western song: he got the goldmine, we got the shaft. 41 Democrats voted for the FISA/wiretapping bill..Those are the ones that need to be voted out my dear reader.
Thanks Harry and Nancy..your about as useful as tits on a bullfrog to the citizens of America, but as far as BushCo is concerned..you are simply fabulous.
Glen Greenwald sums it all up quite nicely here.