We presume you’ve seen the offensive picture of Obama in the chimpanzee family photo. Well, here’s more evidence for the above-mentioned incontrovertible law of the universe:
In an exclusive Eyewitness News poll, SurveyUSA asked Southern Californians familiar with the email whether they found it offensive. Seventy percent said yes, 27 percent said no.
Fuck all the neutral or liberal commenters I’ve heard flat out say they don’t think the Loughner shootings had anything to do with politics or violent rhetoric. Based on fucking what? There’s plenty of evidence to back up a case that they are connected. What can anyone point to to show that they aren’t connected? People are saying this shit because they think it’s politic and that it’s too harsh to blame a shit-talker for actual murders.
As far as I’m concerned, if you spend 2 years calling your opponents enemies, talking about second amendment remedies, saying they’re a virus and need to be removed for the good of our nation, it falls on you to prove your innocence when someone actually takes a cue and starts murdering people. That’s the risk of violent political rhetoric and it’s why you don’t fucking do it. Eat shit, republicans. You murdered 6 people last week and wounded 14 more. You did it.
The Senate voted 65-31 to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell today. Good news in politics these days is hard to come by, so take a moment and enjoy catching up to the rest of the world.
Here’s a completely worthwhile way to spend money in a state that is broke as shit:
Federal, state and local officials carrying out a counter-terrorism drill in Northern California Wednesday played out a scenario in which local marijuana growers set off bombs and took over the Shasta Dam, the nation’s second largest, to free an imprisoned comrade.
Harral said the drill took 18 months to plan and cost the [Bureau of Reclamation] alone $500,000. The other agencies covered their own costs.
This seems perfectly realistic.
It’s the only explanation:
“I think it’s premature to talk about vetoes because maybe I’m a congenital optimist, but I feel as if, post-election, regardless of how it plays out, the most important message that will be sent by the American people is, we want people in Washington to act like grown-ups, cooperate, and start trying to solve problems instead of scoring political points,” Obama said.
There is literally no way a person with a functioning brain could possibly think this.
Governor Conan swings his mighty veto sword, and down goes special interest pork:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday vetoed nearly $1 billion in spending on welfare, child care, special education and other programs before signing the budget bill that lawmakers had passed about eight hours earlier after a marathon overnight session.
The governor slashed 23 line items from the $87.5-billion general fund budget, including $256 million from a program for school-age children of families moving off welfare, $133 million from mental health services for special education students and nearly $60 million from AIDS treatment and prevention programs.
He later remarked, “It is a new day in Cauleeforneeya, no longer will the poor millionaires in our great state live under the crushing heel of our greediest and most powerful special interests. I am of course referring to poor children and people with AIDS.”
On a more positive note about the budget, it did increase funding for responding to emergencies such as wildfires by almost a billion dollars, so if next summer a fire threatens Steve Jobs’ mansion, Steve will no longer have to provide his own private squadron of fire-dousing helicopters.