January 2012

What's Really With This Iran Obsession of Ours?

Are we actually expected to accept the mythically nonsensical, "matter-of-fact" assertion offered on Friday's (1/27/12) Diane Rheme Show, that the Obama Administration has made sincere overtures to the Iranian government? These "usual suspect" panelists (from both left and right) inform us that the "letters" we allegedly sent were directed to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.

The Quote of the Decade:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, "the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

God spelled backwards…

When I was a lad of six years or so I passionately, desperately wanted a little red wagon just like the one my friends had. I prayed to God each night to bring me one. One day as I was trudging back from school, despondent as always about not having that wagon, I noticed a battered and rusty tin can alongside the road with what seemed to be a crumpled, greasy piece of paper tied around it. Curious as always, I picked it up and gingerly unfolded the smudged and filthy scrap of brown bag. To my surprise there was a note written on it. The note read:

Supernatural Writings

Headline reads: Jury finds Afghan family guilty in honor killings

EXCERPT: The prosecution presented wire taps and mobile phone records from the Shafia family in court to support their honor killing allegation. The wiretaps, which capture Shafia spewing vitriol about his dead daughters, calling them treacherous and whores and invoking the devil to defecate on their graves, were a focal point of the trial.

No Tax Code Reform\Simplification without first Comprehensive Campaign Finance Reform

Lobbyist thrive on complexity, defining terms and leaving “details” up to practice and implementation.

First Keystone pipeline built caused fourteen oil spills since 2010, Keystone XL expected to be worse.

special thanks to the Sierra Club.

2 Billion pounds of pesticides are sold for use in the U.S. every year.

No estimate was available for the billions of pounds of herbicide and billions of pounds of fertilizer used in the U.S. every year but Corporate Agricultural ensures us “everything is fine$$$”

Boehner to Mitch McCon-hole: “TAH! Too soon?! Well you just make sure next time your nails are clipped!”

Jeff Gagnon press pass - yea, right

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"The Saddest Thing Is This Won't Be Breaking News"

Thom plus logo As the world burns, and more and more fossil fuels are being used every day planet-wide, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels passed 416 ppm this week at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. In the 300,000 years since the emergence of modern humans, carbon dioxide levels have never been this high.