From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Why Is Pete Stark Apologizing?

On October 23, 2007 By

Why the hell is Pete Stark apologizing for his statements about the war and president Bush?

The way I see it, Pete had every right to be pissed off at the Republicans- especially our child-hating, war-mongering president.

This is what Rep Stark (D-CA) said during debate on the S-CHIP bill:

Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you’re telling us today? Is that how you’re going to fund the war? You don’t have money to fund the war or children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent […]

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The emails I receive from Wingnut mailing lists are a constant source of amusement (and amazement) for me.

One of my favorites is the weekly ?BE VERY AFRAID OF?.? email from Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) because of the creative ways they twist the truth to push their wingnut agenda.

Before I talk about this week?s email- let me clear one thing up: the ACLJ is NOT, as the name might imply, anything like the ACLU.

The ACLU’s goal is “to defend and preserve individual rights and liberties” – and they mean it. […]

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Protests on college campuses just aren’t what they used to be.

Take, for example, this week’s “protest” by the group Students for Concealed Carry on Campus which took the form of students wearing empty gun holsters to class.

A couple of nerdy, wingnut kids wearing empty gun hosters?

Not much of a protest, really.

Sounds more like a new fashion trend for college-age gun enthusiasts.

Like I’ve said before, I’m not totally against carry permits- especially since they require the permit holders to pass a training course and have a background check.

But I do have an issue with […]

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