Friday, 3/15/13, Public Square




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29 responses to “Friday, 3/15/13, Public Square

  1. Since Boehner has relinquished all duties of leadership it will do even less than before to ask him, Boehner, where are the jobs?

    Never did anything to ask before he decided to bow out, sit down and let others do the work. He is a useless piece of _____ humanity.

    • indypendent

      He is more worried about being challenged by a teabagger in his next primary than to do what his frickin job.

      • indypendent

        Why don’t these Neanderthals just get out of the way and let the women do the actual work?

      • See Diane Feinstein/Ted Butthole exchange from yesterday to add to the comment that they should just let the women run things.

        And I read this morning that Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, has proposed a budget as an alternative to the Paul Ryan piece of crap proposed budget. Go Patty!

  2. A piece that lets you glimpse behind the scenes at CPAC. There is disagreement. There is an old white men group of intolerance and there are others who may kick those old white men to the ground if they’re not willing to move into this century.


    CPAC’s Unauthorized Gay Republican Summit

    Gay GOP groups were excluded from this year’s conservative get-together, but that didn’t stop one uninvited panel from forming—and imploring their fellow Republicans to embrace tolerance.

    • Listening to Stephanie Miller this morning on Current, and she’s reading “personal” ads from gay guys wanting to hook up with other gay guys at CPAC. This was also a running joke last year that so many men advertised on a gay men’s hook up site that there was not enough closet space in the official hotel. And, btw, the official hotel this year is the GAYLord. heheheh. HAHAHAHAHAH.

      Damn closet cases who reap all the benefits of being a straight, conservative male while still enjoying all the hot opportunities of being a gay man. Talk about a life of no consequences….

  3. I watched basketball last night — it is March so what else would you expect me to be watching!? Anyway, I recorded Rachael and watched her this morning.

    Last night’s show was a good one (all of her shows are good 🙂 ). She gave chilling details of The Sandy Hook shootings… She took us back to the Harvey Milk assassination when Dianne Feinstein put the idiot Cruz in his place in the nicest most effective way.

    That Cruz idiot is definitely one that needs a microphone at his mouth at all times so all Americans can hear exactly who he is! His placating tone to “the little woman” was so obvious it made me sick to my stomach.


    (from the link):

    He explained to Feinstein that the Second Amendment gave people the right to bear arms, in a tone that suggested that she might not have heard about it. Would she, he asked, alter the First or Fourth Amendments “only to allow the following books…Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures properly apply only to the following specified individuals.” Feinstein:

    Let me just make a couple of points in response—one, I’m not a sixth grader, Senator, I’ve been on this committee for twenty years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode… Look, there are other weapons. I’m not a lawyer, but after twenty years, I’ve been up close and personal to the Constitution. I have great respect for it. This doesn’t mean that weapons of war…and the Heller decision clearly points out three exceptions, two of which are pertinent here. And so you know, it’s fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I’ve been here for a long time.

    Oh, and I liked what Senator Leahy had to say also:

    LEAHY: I appreciate that discussion of books. I know that you have that in your state of Texas, where your educational boards tell people what books they should and shouldn’t read in schools, something that we would not do in Vermont.

    Read more:

    • indypendent

      Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures properly apply only to the following specified individuals.”


      I wonder, Mr. Cruz, would your supporters also defend All Americans Constitutional Right to not be subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures if they are black, brown, gay or a woman who is obviously a streetwalker?

      Is it okay THEN to subject them to those unreasonable searches and seizure?

      That’s the problem with those Puritans like Ted Cruz – these are the folks that love dto judge others…..but never their own kind.

      Rules for Thee but NOT for Me

      • indypendent

        Let’s face it – the folks that need to be watched 24/7 are those Puritans…..they live like the Devil himself is their BFF but then wear that sanctimonius smirk when someone dares to question them.

        Did you notice that smirk on Cruz’s face when Sen. Dianne Feinstein was speaking to him?

        Didn’t you just want to smack it….?

      • Yes, I did want to smack him. Thankfully, I am female and a Mother so I’ve dealt with recalcitrant children. He won’t ever have a clue what hit him when women get finished with him! He’s not the brightest bulb, and his lack of respect for females is on display for all to see. We see it, clearly.

    • I had not heard Leahy’s response. All I can say is ZING! Good job, Pat. Although, it probably sunk into teddy’s thick head, protected by both ideology and tin foil.

  4. Women will deal with the idiots like Ted Cruz.

    • indypendent

      I’ve read many comments on the blogs and the consensus is that Texas will be turning blue in the next few elections.

      If there is a God somewhere in this universe that believes in justice……Ted will be yesterday’s news..

  5. Two Stunning House GOP Budget Numbers: 1948 And 1938

    (from the link): Of all the numbers buried in the House GOP budget, one jumps out and casts doubt on the logic behind the whole enterprise.

    By 2023, under Paul Ryan’s budget, the entirety of federal spending outside of Social Security and interest on the debt (16.4% of GDP in 2012) would shrink to 11.2% of GDP, a level not seen since 1948 — before ObamaCare, Medicare, Medicaid, NASA, the interstate highway system and almost before the first baby boomers were born.

    • I am ROFLMAO!

      Virtually the same scenario happens with Summer. I utter what is probably the same expletive, although my list of swear words is long and colorful and it could be different. However, no matter what swear word I choose to shout in a Tourette-like manner, Summer whines and come over to lean on my leg and look at me like “it’s ok, Mom. I’m here. Don’t be mad.”

      Dogs are just amazing. They love us so much, ask for so little, and are always there to make the bad thoughts go away. I wish I was half the person my dog thinks I am. And I’d settle for being a quarter of the humanitarian she is.

    • rdliebst

      That shows the paradox that is often seen in churches, the demands of Christ that are ignored and countered by those who get rich from using the word and the ignorance of people who they lie to to get that money.

      • indypendent

        Too many times, I am sad to say, is the fact they don’t care they’re being lied to… because if truth be told, they’re only there to ‘network’ to make money off the same pool of ignorance.

      • I know some people of deep and abiding faith — they don’t tell me about it, they live it every day of their lives. I admire them, they ooze love for all humanity out every pore. They’re the happiest people I know and the first to offer anything they have. What they have is never as important as any person.

      • indypendent

        fnord – I have known alot of people who are not associated with any organized religion – and they live their lives as Jesus teaches in the Bible.

        Because – you know – Jesus was a pretty simple message guy – wasn’t he?

        Love others as you love yourself.

        Judge not, lest ye be judged.

        He who is without sin, cast the first stone.

        And those are just a few off the top of my head.

        My Grandfather was a person who never darkened a church door – except for weddings and funerals.

        But he was a man who was admired, respected and loved simply because he lived his life according to the Golden Rule.

  6. rdliebst

    Senator Rob Portman of Ohio son has came out as being Gay and now the Senator has came out as being supportive of Gay marriage. He had voted against it several times and against equal rights for Gays and Lesbians. To me it is sad that in order for someone to be supportive it has to be a family member. Human rights is human rights, all human being should have the same rights

    • All humans would have equal rights if it weren’t for republicans. Some people gotta hate in order to make themselves feel superior to others. Must be a really sad way to live — both the hating part and the feeling superior to another human.

  7. CPAC seems to be having a few ‘family’ squabbles. They even have problems tolerating one another! After the last 2 days does anybody really have any issues with the fact that the republican party is DONE, FINISHED, KAPUT? I know I don’t.

    CPAC Event On Racial Tolerance Turns To Chaos As ‘Disenfranchised’ Whites Arrive

    Here’s another link on their racial intolerance at the event to promote racial tolerance [eye roll] This guy managed to insult blacks and women!

    (from the link): When asked by ThinkProgress if he’d accept a society where African-Americans were permanently subservient to whites, he said “I’d be fine with that.” He also claimed that African-Americans “should be allowed to vote in Africa,” and that “all the Tea Parties” were concerned with the same racial problems that he was.

    At one point, a woman challenged him on the Republican Party’s roots, to which Terry responded, “I didn’t know the legacy of the Republican Party included women correcting men in public.”

  8. Andy Borowitz:

    “Republicans have no problem exchanging vows with another man if it’s about not raising taxes.”