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Republicans Are Mocking Sequester Cuts As Silly — They’re Not

It’s a clown party, bro.

yellowstone-closed-630Republicans are mocking sequester cuts. Why? Because they’re jerks.

They’re feigning outrage that the sequester cuts have forced the White House to cancel tours, and mocking the president, all the while the sequester cuts are having real effects on real people. Everything ranging from programs to feed the hungry, to school lunches for low-income kids, to Head Start, to tornado relief efforts in Atlanta, Georgia, to border protection in Arizona to domestic violence services in Arkansas are on the chopping block.

People are losing their jobs, or are losing income because of furloughs. In Oklahoma, San Francisco, and St. Petersburg, Florida, airports are closing their air traffic control towers. Oh, and the Detroit airport is closing its control tower, forcing pilots to schedule their own departures and arrivals. Fantastic, right?

And, as Jed Lewison at Daily Kos pointed out today, the Army suspended its tuition assistance program.

The sequester is not funny — not to those affected by it. But Republicans would rather mock the fact that the sequester has hit the White House too, or introduce stupid bills prohibiting the Secret Service from protecting the president if he goes golfing (of all things) until the White House resumes tours, or feign outrage that “the people’s house” is closed than do their damn jobs. Continue reading

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Louie Gohmert Introduces Bill to Force Obama to Stop Golfing So Goddamn Much

Gohmert! Party of Stupid!

Louie-GohmertI’m in a mood. I’m grumpy. I’m cold. I have writer’s block. And I’m really thirsty.

This is neither here nor there (or, perhaps, it is both here and there). I tell you only to explain why I have no comment on the following nugget of Are You Fucking Kidding Me except this one: It’s literally the dumbest shit in the entire universe.

You see, the sequester cuts are fucking up Louie Gohmert’s program, apparently: the White House was forced to cancel its official tours indefinitely. Why this has Gohmert’s Twinkie permanently creamed, I don’t know. One can only presume that Louie’s favorite pastime is taking off work early to hit a late-afternoon White House Tour, where he can wander lazily through the marble halls, yearning for the days when the White House lived up to its name — the days before Barry Obummer moved in and refused to leave after four years.

And so Louie,  in his infinite wisdom, introduced an amendment to a federal budget legislation that would forbid any federal funds from being used to haul the president’s black ass to and fro’ the golf course until the White House tours resume.

You know — because if the Negro-in-Chief wants to golf, he can take the goddamn bus:

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How To Use Your Meme

This afternoon, during his sequester speech, Obama accidentally coined the phrase “Jedi Mind Meld” to explain how he couldn’t force the Republicans to behave themselves like adults.

Nerds everywhere exploded . The president mixing his Star Trek and Star Wars! Everyone knows that never the twain shall meet. Some even suggested that this is what comes of letting the same man direct both franchise reboots. #ObamaSciFiQuotes was trending before the speech even ended.

Never one to miss an opportunity, within four hours, The White House has provided us with a Master Class of how to ride one’s own meme.

Please make a note of it America. Obama is MIXING Warriors and Trekkies! We are not a nerd nation made up of the Star Trek Fandoms and the Star Wars Fandoms! THERE IS ONLY ONE AMERICA, UNDER SCIENCE FICTION.

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This Post is Full of Racial Entitlement

We’ve been known to name an asshole of the day, but when you have Antonin Scalia saying stuff like this:

Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.

And then Bob Woodward reported that the White House said he would regret his Washington Post op-ed published last week. When really, the White House said:

I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. …
But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim.

It’s really hard to choose the bigger asshole.

Okay, that’s not true. Scalia is the bigger asshole.

Today on #TWiBRadio, we also discussed Justice Sotomayor’s BOSS status, and my discovery of Trap Music. God help us all.

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And this morning on #amTWiB, an Ohio bartender was fired for calling the cops on a drunk driving customer, a dad threw a burrito at his kid, and L. Joy is shocked to learn that a movie still costs $6.75 in some parts of the country. Check it out:

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Republicans Want You To Feel The Pain Of The Sequester, Because BLAME!

Sometimes it takes a really old politician who doesn’t quite have the talking points down in order to get honesty from the Republican party. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) let the truth spill out last week in an interview with the Salt Lake Tribune. (emphasis mine)

I’m for sequestration,” Hatch said, if Congress can’t cut spending. “We’ve got to face the music now, or it will be much tougher later.”

And in the very next paragraph, the Tribune offered this…

With across-the-board spending cuts set to kick in next week, Hatch said sequestration would lead to an economic disaster in Utah as two-thirds of civilians working at Hill Air Force Base would be furloughed. He said it would be “devastating to our nation’s readiness.

Republicans are trapped inside a bubble of their own making. They keep breathing the fetid air inside the bubble and it clearly makes them crazy.

A little history for those who have lives and don’t follow all this political back and forth.

  • The sequester was supposed to force Democrats and Republicans to come together (super committee) and solve the imaginary crisis that existed only in the minds of Republican politicians who thought that if they made the economy tank, they could somehow blame it on the one guy who the American people trust, President Obama. How did that work out for them on November 6, 2012? Continue reading
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