Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Now, this is how teachers should be treated...

Emmer reunites with penny prince Espinoza...

For those not familiar with Minnesota politics, the silver haired oaf is former state representative, and gubernatorial candidate, Tom Emmer. During the 2010 campaign, Emmer had a jar full of pennies tossed at him by Nick Espinoza, the guy in the t-shirt. Espinoza was protesting the candidates position on the minimum wage. The two met today, by chance, at the Minnesota State Fair.

Espinoza has also been behind a couple of recent "glitterbombings." He got Michele Bachamnn, at the RightOnline convention, last June, and recently struck at Marcus Bachmann's faith based clinic, which has reportedly dabbled in "gay reversal" therapy.



I chuckle at the method of protest that Mr. Espinoza uses, but after a while this type of thing does get a little old, and I feel, is almost detrimental to the cause. That said, if Emmer was half the man he comes off as on his right wing talking heads show he shares with Bob Davis, on local AM radio, he might have engaged the young man, to get a pulse of why acts the way he does. But Emmer is one of those neocons that only likes preaching to the choir.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

God, churches tell Perry, "Get off my team..."


Limbaugh: "Obama Was Hoping [Hurricane Irene] Was Going To Be A Disaster"

Source: Media Matters

It's Monday!

It’s Monday, after a simply glorious weekend here in the Midwest… The beginning of a VERY busy week for me: Firm work deadline on Saturday, the 3rd, family coming on Friday, and a house that must at least look, like I attempted to clean… With this in mind, I began the morning with the decision to take a step back from the unpaid, and mostly thankless, world of Politics… Yeah, right!

My first mistake was opening Twitter and Facebook… Where I am greeted by the insane antics of the “new”, and not so improved, Republican Party/Tea Party… Yes, Republicans – If you didn’t denounce them early, you get them late! They are yours until 2012! But I digress…

Elsewhere in America, some of her citizens were not as fortunate, as we in the midwest. They were visited by a hellish guest, named Irene… And, how did Eric Cantor of Virginia, comfort those exhausted citizens, some he represents? By saying there would be NO federal disaster relief, in his state or others, unless offset by budget cuts elsewhere. In other words - cut off Peter, to pay Paul.

Cantor: No Disaster Relief Funding for Hurricane Irene Without Budget Cuts

By Alex Seitz-Wald

Despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irene this weekend, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today stood by his call that no more money be allocated for disaster relief unless it is offset by spending cuts elsewhere. The Washington Post reported this morning that FEMA will need more money than it currently has to deal with the storm’s aftermath and is already diverting funds from other recent disasters to deal with the hurricane, but Cantor’s comments suggest Republicans won’t authorize more funds without a fight.

No wonder my use of foul language has increased, with my involvement in Politics... Dee

Read More:

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/29/306737/cantor-irene-no-relief-without-spending-cuts/