Republican Hypocrisy category archive
It is an article of faith amongst the wingnutosphere that the evul fedrul guvmint is mostly a waste of money and doesn’t do anything productive (except, natch, for blowing people up in far away places with strange sounding names). Therefore, budgets can be cut ruthlessly and heedlessly, because all that spending is for nothing (except, natch, &c.)
Then, when they discover that the evul fedrul guvmint does do real things that affect real people, and that those heedless, ruthless budget cuts might affect stuff that they care about, they make a sound similar to that of stuck pigs.
With hurricane season approaching and the devastating Oklahoma tornado only days past, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering mandatory furloughs for all employees, including weather forecasters.
The proposal has produced sharp reaction from meteorologists and an elected official.
“The severe weather events in Oklahoma this week have further convinced me that we should not take any chance that avoidable furloughs might result in a degradation of weather prediction and forecasting services,” Rep. Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., wrote in a letter Wednesday to the Department of Commerce, which oversees NOAA.
Dick Polman’s introduction to his column on the success of the Man from the Appalachian Trail is delicious:
So’s the rest.
John Cole reports on attending a presentation by Bill Maher:
“There is something different about him that I just can’t put my finger on! What makes him so different from the previous Presidents that would drive them insane? There’s a word they want to use, but just can’t, so they start screaming things like SOCIALIST. Ask them what a socialist is, and they tell you ‘I dunno, but I think they like fried chicken.’”
The editorial board of the Roanoke Times gets it.
The latest line, peddled on a conservative radio talk show: Democrats’ purpose in sponsoring the legislation — aimed at making undocumented college students eligible for state financial aid — was to make Republicans look racist.
Rick Perry, taker, not maker.
Republicans, rugged individualists, except when they aren’t.
When I was a young ‘un and integration came to my school (meaning 11 black kids joined my high school senior class of 70 or so), the grown-ups were deathly a-skeered that a black kid might dance with a white kid, so they cancelled the prom.
A group of parents organized a “private party” at a local firehall. Every not-black member of the senior class and his or her date was invited–and no one else.
To give you an idea of how long ago that was, it was long before I accumulated three grandkids.
I hoped that that sort of nonsense was over, but noooooo (emphasis added).
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) has refused through a spokesperson to endorse one town’s first-ever integrated high school prom, saying that he would rather not take sides on the issue. According to Atlanta’s WMAZ Channel 13, politicians from both parties have stated their support for black and white students from Wilcox, Georgia, but Deal declined to join them.
Raw Story spoke to activist Bryan Long of the progressive group Better Georgia, whose group has asked Georgia elected officials “to publicly support the students of Wilcox County who are fighting to end a ‘separate-but-equal’ high school prom.”
I’m trying to figure out how there are two sides to this issue.
I’ve got it!
There’s the right side and there’s the wrong side.
When someone says, “I am not a racist,” he belies himself. He provides prima facie evidence otherwise.
Jeez oh man, can’t Republicans figure out that racial slurs are not common parlance in public discourse (except, perhaps, amongst themselves)?
They are used by whaddyacallem?
I’ll stop now. I could go on, but I’ll stop now.
The bread is long gone, as Dick Destiny points out.
Now, no more circus.
The cancellation this afternoon came less than an hour after Naval Air Forces announced that the Navy’s famed Blue Angels aerial demonstration squadron would not fly the rest of its 2013 schedule, a result of across-the-board cuts demanded by sequestration.
I went to an airshow once, in Willow Grove, Pa.
It was a lot of fun, especially touring the planes that were on display and watching the C-130s reverse and parallel park (this ability is so they can land and take off from short runways with no room to turn around).
Nevertheless, it was ultimately little more than PR for the flyboys.
Skip to the seven minute mark:
Dick Polman has some words for Republicans bemoaning sequestration and demanding, “Hey, cut the other guy’s stuff!” A nugget:
But Republicans have reserved their finest whine for the spending cuts at rural airports. (Yes, cancer patients on Medicare are getting turned away, but Republicans are most upset about the rural airports. Go figure.)
Do read the rest and savor his last paragraph.
I don’t want to spoil it.