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After the horrendous attack of terrorism on the AME Church in Charleston, S. Carolina,a variety of issues have arisen.

  • Labeling the white gunman a thug or terrorist. Something as inflammatory as how people of color – specifically, blacks –

Yeah, Do We Need to Protect Men, Too?

‘Cuz ya know, there is that 4-hour warning signal.

Senator Nina Hall (D-Cleveland) put out a call for co-sponsors to a proposed bill (SB-37) with this initiating paragraph:

I will be introducing a bill to address an issue that has gone unaddressed for far too long. The diligence with which men in state legislatures across the nation have considered the fragile health and feeble minds of women has prompted me to reflect on the welfare of the more powerful breed: men.

Via Karoli at Crooks & Liars who has the low-down.

Thus, Senate Bill 307 protects men by requiring the following prior to receiving a prescription to treatment for erectile dysfunction:

  • a signed affadavit from at least one sex partner confirming the man has indeed experienced the symptoms of impotence in the past 90 days
  • a psychological screening to ensure the condition is, in fact, medical in nature
  • ongoing cardiac stress tests and outpatient counseling about potential side effects
  • information from the prescribing physician about risks, complications as well as non-medical options including counseling and celibacy
  • copy of medical rationale for treatment filed in patient’s medical record

She’s serious.


Backyard Big Love!

Wow!  And to think I almost missed this.  Thanks to Sisyphus at 43rd State Blues (Facebook), I didn’t.

“The only good thing that comes from this is that we have got a man that is a manipulator and a brainwasher and a user of people that is being exposed,” said Reiman.

Reiman said his daughter Jana met Superintendent Cook two years ago. Their platonic relationship became more and in a letter he shared from his daughter, it explains the details of a marriage ceremony between Jana and Cook.

Superintendent John Cook of Horseshoe Bend School District was outed as a polygamist.  Right here in River City – close enough….

And – according to ‘Riverman’ over at the Idaho Statesman forum:

He is a Fundamental Christian Minister in Emmett and not a Mormon. He is a true Conservative and listens to Dobson Family Values Show and at least he is not Newt and leaves his wife when she has cancer and marries some one else.

I love that “at least he is not Newt” line.  The ‘at least’ defense.

Picture of Pure Entitlement

Jesus! Doesn’t this say it all….got your jet in the background; someone’s brought you a comfy chair to sit in on the fucking tarmac; and, some poor soul is spiffing up your shoes.  You fucking dick! In no way do you deserve to serve as president of this country.



h/t: Under the Mountain Bunker

How Is This Even Possible?

Saw this tweeted on Twitter early, early this morning from Think Progress.  (Gotta learn to turn that thing off at night or I’ll never get any sleep.)  Then again on Sisyphus’s Facebook page later on.

The financially backed (Koch Brothers) PAC, Americans for Prosperity has a listing of the most corrupt perfect recipients of their funding rated on how their votes benefited the PAC’s interests.  There were five senator who received a 100% rating. Those five:

Senator Koch Contributions
Coburn (R-OK) $56300
Crapo (R-ID) $42000
Hatch (R-UT) $26500
Rubio (R-FL) $34700
Johnson (R-WI) $27900

I’m not understanding something here. Why would Mike Crapo receive funding from THIS PAC when there’s no direct correlation to benefiting them here in the state of Idaho?  The PAC doesn’t even have a chapter in Idaho.

From what I can glean from the scorecard covering the 111th Congress (2009 to 2010), Crapo received 100% for 2010 with a 93% in 2009 (he didn’t vote in line with AFP on one vote, didn’t vote on another bill). That puts Crapo’s overall grade at 96%.

Jim Risch: 100% in 2010, 86% = Overall grade for the 111th session is 92%

Mike Simpson:100% in 2010, roughly 68% 2009: Overall grade 111th session 85% B

Walt Minnick:  Overall grade of C at 65%.  (Really, I’d consider that an F).

Just an FYI.  I’m looking it over more closely later on what bills were voted on that benefited the PAC.

Mitt’s Latest Campaign Ad



The Empty Candidate

One of the best descriptors I’ve run across in relation to Mitt Romney is ’empty.’   The context in which I found it was at Dibgy’s place in this remarkable posting that epitomizes Mitt’s very emptiness – his very lack of substance.

In describing a protest during the ’60s where the Stanford administration office of the president was being held hostage by anti-war protesters, a group of counter-protesters, describing themselves as supporters of the university president as well as anti-communist (war supporters)  had the opportunity to meet Mitt, who described himself as “having some experience with the press.” [Interpretation: I’m a self-seeking bullshitter who will get my picture out there for your cause even if I don’t believe in it. Even at 19, he had it down.]

And then there were the chickenhawks.  They were neither part of the revolution nor did they take the obvious step of volunteering to fight the war they supported.   In fact, due to the draft, they allowed others to fight and die in their place despite the fact that they believed heartily that the best response to communism was to aggressively fight it “over there” so we wouldn’t have to fight it here. These were empty boys, unwilling to put themselves on the line at the moment of truth, yet they held the masculine virtues as the highest form of human experience and have portrayed themselves ever since as tough, uncompromising manly men while portraying liberals as weak and effeminate.

Empty boys …. who grow into empty men – empty…. soulless.