Republicans: They Put the Con(Artist) in Conservative

From PoliticsUSA:

An open mic and camera caught Rand Paul discussing shutdown strategy with Mitch McConnell. Paul admitted that Republicans don’t want to be there, and their only hope is to look reasonable.

Rand Paul admitted to the world the Republicans only hope of getting out of the government shutdown is if Democrats didn’t focus group test their talking points enough. It is nice to see Mitch McConnell confirm that there isn’t going to be a secret deal. Obama is telling Republicans privately the exact same thing that he is saying publicly. They are going to get nothing.

However, Republicans are saying something publicly that they don’t believe privately. Publicly, the Republicans are talking tough. Privately, they are desperate for a way out of the shutdown that allows them to claim some little symbolic or token victory.

Translated: The white, racist millionaires of the Republican party are fiddling while the ability of millions of Americans who actually work a living – having the audacity to do so for the federal government (and, lets not forget, Americans who have the temerity to run businesses that accept federal government employees as customers) – to pay their bills burns.

In lieu of buring those bills that can no longer be paid, they all should be forwarded to Closet Case McConnell and Rapist Rand.

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How Can You Tell if the Rest of the Rich, Republican Elites in Congress Don’t Care About Your Well-Being?

I dunnow…

HOT

Just opening your eyes should do it.

Maybe There Actually Was a Nicer Bigot Only an Hour North on I-35

Quid pro quo (“this for that” in Latin) means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean “a favour for a favour”; phrases with similar meaning include: “give and take”, “tit for tat“, and “you scratch my back, and I’ll scratch yours.”

Quid pro quo harassment occurs when employment or academic decisions or expectations (hiring, promotions, salary increases, shift or work assignments, performance standards, grades, access to recommendations, assistance with school work, etc.) are based on an employee or student’s submission to or rejection of sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other behaviour of a sexual nature.

Not just sexual – as closet case christianist psychopath presidential-never-gonna-be  Rick Perry is about to find out.

A Texas judge said Thursday he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Gov. Rick Perry abused the powers of his office and broke the law over a veto that cut funding for state public corruption investigators.

Judge Robert Richardson said he expects to select someone in the coming days to look at a two-page complaint filed by a watchdog group, Texans for Public Justice. The special prosecutor could quickly deem the complaint meritless or decide it warrants further investigation.

Perry’s office denies wrongdoing.

The complaint stems from the April drunken-driving arrest of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose office houses the Public Integrity Unit that is the state’s criminal ethics arm. Its high-profile cases include the 2010 prosecution of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, and an ongoing investigation into the state’s $3 billion cancer research agency.

Lehmberg pleaded guilty after her arrest and served half of a 45-day jail sentence. But she refused calls from Republicans to resign, including from Perry, who publicly said he would eliminate $3.7 million in annual state funding if she did not step down.

Lehmberg stayed in office, and Perry vetoed the money in June.

In a two-page complaint filed shortly after Perry’s veto, the head of Texans for Public Justice accused Perry of possibly violating laws regarding coercion of a public servant, bribery, abuse of official capacity and official oppression.

“Governor Perry violated the Texas Penal Code by communicating offers and threats under which he would exercise his official discretion to veto the appropriation,” wrote Craig McDonald, the group’s executive director, in the June 26 complaint.

Its called quid pro quo, bro.

Its also called a felony.

Maybe he can double up with Bob McDonnell in federal prison – though I think it would be far more appropriate to stick him in a Texas prison…

unprotected.

What the Republican Party REALLY Thinks of the Public

From the Houston Chronk:

A Senate panel Thursday passed a package of controversial abortions restrictions that have sparked protests at the Capitol and placed Texas in the national spotlight.

With a 6-3 party line vote, the Senate Health and Human Services Committee gave the OK to House Bill 2. The panel did not hear public testimony.

All they needed to hear was what they already knew: That Rick ‘Never Earned a Paycheck in His Life That Didn’t Come From the Government’ Perry’s sister will make millions as a result of the restrictions.

A Republican getting to make money off of inflicting harm on actual, living, taxpaying humans, is all that other Republicans need in order to shout ‘Jawohl!’

Well, Atheists Don’t Kill People for Having the Temerity to Not be Christian

From Right Wing Watch:

[W]hile discussing relief efforts in Oklahoma, Glenn Beck challenged faith leaders to step up and put their faith into action, urging them to ask themselves “what have I done that atheists can’t or won’t?”

Oh…

The Dreckmeister is also claiming that the atheist who Wolf Blitzer peppered with christianity-presumptive questions on the air simply had to have been a plant.

Seriously.

Its NOT the Sequester; Its the Boehnerquester

Looks Like the Truth-Averseness of Fox “News” Finally Bit a Republican

From the front page of the Houston Chronk’s website as of a few seconds ago:

Rand Paul: Voters want immigrant roundup

That wouldn’t be surprising.

However….

 The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., saying he sees some in the his party favoring a 2016 presidential candidate with an immigration policy that would “round up people … and send them back to Mexico.” That quote was in the transcript of “Fox News Sunday” that was distributed after Paul’s interview on the show. A subsequent Associated Press review of an audio recording of the show determined that the transcript had dropped the word “don’t” from that quote, and Paul actually said, “They don’t want somebody who wants to round people up, put them in camps and send them back to Mexico.”

Fox ‘News’ had to be fact-checked?  That’s never happened.

Now you know what it feels like to be a Democrat, eh Rand-o?