Ridge was never invited to sit in on National Security Council meetings; was “blindsided” by the FBI in morning Oval Office meetings because the agency withheld critical information from him; found his urgings to block Michael Brown from being named head of the emergency agency blamed for the Hurricane Katrina disaster ignored; and was pushed to raise the security alert on the eve of President Bush’s re-election, something he saw as politically motivated and worth resigning over.Full Story... →
Lies and the lying liars who tell them:Full Story... →
Lie #1: President Obama wants to euthanize your grandma!!!
The truth: These accusations?of “death panels” and forced euthanasia?are, of course, flatly untrue. As an article from the Associated Press puts it: “No ‘death panel’ in health care bill.”4 What’s the real deal? Reform legislation includes a provision, supported by the AARP, to offer senior citizens access to a professional medical counselor who will provide them with information on preparing a living will and other issues facing older Americans.5
Lie #2: Democrats are going to outlaw private insurance and force you into a government plan!!!
The truth: With reform, choices […]Full Story... →
OK. He didn’t say fucking. I did. He also didn’t say she was, but he did say her interpretation of “end of life counseling” as “death panels” is:
One of the foremost advocates of expanding Medicare end-of-life planning coverage is Johnny Isakson, a Republican Senator from Georgia. He co-sponsored 2007’s Medicare End-of-Life Planning Act and proposed an amendment similar to the House bill’s Section 1233 during the Senate HELP Committee’s mark-up of its health care bill. I reached Sen. Isakson at his office this afternoon. He was befuddled that this had become a question of euthanasia, termed Palin’s interpretation “nuts,” […]Full Story... →
Enjoy your Birther base, assholes.
Among Republicans only, 42% think he?s an American citizen, 28% do not, and 30% are not sure.
All your base are belong to you!
The idiots were once useful…and so damned clingy!
So let’s review. 28% of all GOPers are Birthers. Another 30% are not yet decided. That’s a pretty hefty part of your base, there. That sucks.
Another thing to point out is that Birtherism is heavily concentrated in the South. Only 47% of Southerners say Obama was born in the United States, 23% say he was not, […]Full Story... →
44 years ago today Medicare was signed into law by President Johnson with President Truman looking on. Johnson signed Truman’s original application form as a witness and called him “the real daddy of Medicare”. The irony is that the same old voices that tried to scare America into not making Medicare a reality are doing the same with universal health care. Same. Exact. Playbook.
By all accounts Medicare has been an overwhelmingly popular program with the American people. As Barack Obama hilariously noted this week, many people say to him “I don’t want socialized health care!…but don’t […]Full Story... →
Kevin Holtsberry is upset. He thinks it unfair that I called Portman out on his new website and “Green Partyization” of it and his logo. He thinks instead that it’s all pretty innocent:
I suppose it is too much to believe that perhaps Portman simply wanted a website that looked different than your standard out of the box reb, white and blue site. That the point of the redesign was to bring more interactive features and social networking rather than hidden messages about identity and policy.
(You think “reb, white, and blue” was a Freudian slip.? Heh.)
Is that […]Full Story... →
Plunderbund was the first to out the author of Third Base Politics, a blog that has been pretending to be an “Ohio blog” since last year. Modern at BSB goes one further and uncovers that Jon Keeling is actually an ex-staffer of both Tiberi and Kasich.
He lives in the DC area (Arlington, VA). We’re familiar with that in Ohio. DC hacks entering the fray pretending to be Ohioan. We call it astroturfing. It’s fake. It’s dishonest. It’s going to get figured out and blogged.
So late welcome to the fray Jon Keeling. Welcome to OUR […]Full Story... →
More signs that young Matthew is about to see the light. First it was mouthing the “Yes We Can” chant at an Obama rally, now he’s running MoveOn.org ads? Thanks for pushing the progressive message Matthew! Really appreciate it, buddy! I got my sticker coming, how about you? LOL.
I also want to congratulate Matt on his strong 18 ranking on BNN. Seems since he has allowed a known lunatic pseudo-progressive “activist” to comment on his site he’s been tanking. PB was #1 last week and top ten this week – and we don’t […]Full Story... →
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