Ann is “opining” on what happened in this video. I wonder if she had to go to bomb thrower school or if it just comes naturally. Via.
So much for Republican “family values” and “civility.”
Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R), upset with Harry Reid saying Hurricane Katrina was “nothing in comparison” to Hurricane Sandy and the devastation caused to the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area, lashed out on the social network calling the Senate majority leader an “idiot.”
Yes, that’s exactly how to respond when you disagree with someone. Reason and logic? Pfft! Common decency? Fugetaboutit. What a fine, genteel individual David Vitter is. A real role model. Stay classy, Vit.
Pot. Kettle. Idiot.
“So basically John Boehner became Nancy Pelosi without the charm?”
“For the last two years. Let’s give him credit. There’s no facelift with John Boehner. He is who he is.”
The above clip is from GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert’s conversation with guest host Larry O’Connor on the Dennis Miller Show, courtesy of Think Progress.
This would be the same Louie Gohmert, a birther, who recently pushed a theory that President Obama helped oust Muammar Qaddafi “so that al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood could take over Libya”; who wants to arm teachers with assault rifles; who said that the shootings that took place in the Aurora, Colo. movie theater were a result of “ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs” and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter; who cast President Obama as an “evil emperor”; who joked about hitting “Nancy Pelosi” with a golf club; who lied at tea party rally: “I brought an abortion to show you”; who suggested that NYC 9/11 trials would be an “insane” gambit to create more jobs?…
You get the idea.
This man is an elected representative. Elected!
And because he represents those who voted for him (they did what again?), then clearly, many of his fellow Texans feel it’s acceptable to desperately resort to jokes about a fellow Congress member’s appearance.
Then again, she’s just, you know, a woman.
“It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother.”
Jeez Ann, I thought you were outraged and insulted? Via.
UPDATE: According to The Smoking Gun, the restaurant says they found the original merchant copy, and the receipt going around the Web is Photoshopped. We are waiting to hear back from the restaurant for confirmation.
Video by Jrockfareal. FYI, there is a moment of pretty graphic language at about 3:45, so lower the volume at work.
A banker ordered over $130 worth of food at a restaurant in Newport Beach, California, and then left a 1% tip and a nasty note. Yes, Mr. One Percent is so enamored with his own financial status that he felt it necessary to belittle his server and 99% of America.
What exactly is a “real job” Banker Putz? Does it include long hours working your ass off in order to earn barely enough money to pay rent/mortgage, food bills, medical bills, education bills, clothing bills, transportation to and from work at which you serve people who can afford to pay you?
Or is it sitting in a corporate jet getting corporate foot massages and eating catered corporate gourmet meals trotted out by servants who you can delight in insulting on the way to the next corporate meeting?
Here’s an idea, Mr. One Percent: Create some “real jobs” at which there are improved working conditions that would prohibit abuse like the kind you dished out.
One message said, “I bet if you guys dropped a box of skunks in the middle of the… they would probably scatter real quick.”
Another set of messages refers to the protesters as “stupid” and “retards.” Some appear to poke fun at what the protestors stand for.
I know you are, but what am I?
How mature and professional of the few who texted, but hey, they were cranky and tired and just wanted “to go home.” Psst! So do the Occupiers. Unfortunately, fighting against corporate greed, and fighting for free speech, democracy, and equality are priorities, so the movement isn’t on a time schedule.
The Denver mayor said this:
“Obviously those are not the values and edicts of this city or this administration. It’s unfortunate and I’m really disappointed that some of our officers have decided to communicate in this way. But I also will tell you that I understand the police department has already moved to address this situation and have sent a very clear message to our officers that this was a very inappropriate way in which to communicate.”
In a statement accompanying the messages’ release, police Lt. Matt Murray said the department “regrets the tenor and tone of some of these texts.” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said the messages represented “very bad judgment on behalf of a few officers.” Murray said the department is addressing the behavior.
Oh, well, in that case… time to kiss and make up. Occupy forgiveness.
The Political Carnival T-Shirt
Modeled by @suzannegypsy
Lt. Col Barry Wingard is the lawyer for Gitmo detainee Fayiz Al-Kandari. For their ongoing story + related topics, please click on the link below:
Kuwaiti Citizen Detained at Guantanamo since 2002
The Political Carnival is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Photographs on The Political Carnival site (please read):
Photographs from other sources sometimes appear on TPC for humorous or illustrative purposes. As it is not our intention to use these images in any inappropriate manner or to infringe upon any rights held by others, anyone holding legal rights in the use of these images who wishes to have them taken down please contact us immediately requesting such removal, with which we will comply promptly.