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Simpson responds to Lynne Cheney's "shut up": "You are going to get facts without rumor & innuendo, BS & mush."


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Here is a rather lengthy and colorful statement to the Cody Enterprise from Al Simpson, former U.S. Senator, Wyo. (Retired) and another from his wife Ann. They're responding to this:

(Lynne Cheney) said, “How could you forget the little eight-year-old girl (Liz) who campaigned with us and for you in 1978? How could you not support her?” I said, “You don’t understand. I’ve known Mike Enzi for over 35 years ...

... And then Lynne Cheney said, “Oh, I’ve heard enough of that and I don’t want to hear anymore. I just want to tell you something, ‘Shut up – just shut up – shut up.’” Three times. I wandered off – stunned.

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Here are a few excerpts from Alan Simpson's statement. Please follow the link for the entire response along with a much shorter one from his wife:

First, this is not about Dick Cheney... We have campaigned for each other each and every time we ran – and neither of us ever lost an election! We have been in the trenches, we’ve been carpet bombed, shot at and missed, shot at and hit, abused, trampled, been both victims and victorious, and I would lay my life down for him. So indeed, it is not about Dick. It is about Lynne and Liz Cheney. So hang on tight because you are going to get some clear and true facts without rumor and innuendo, or any accompanying B.S. and mush. When somebody tells me to “Shut up” then it’s time for me to say to them, “Put up!” [...]

[S]he continued to cajole and work on me for me to say something else that she wanted. I was rather appalled at that but we had a cordial conversation and she asked me to tell her what I had heard about her, and I told her, much to her irritation – at least as to one aspect – and I told her what negatives people have said about me, and she said, “I agree. I have heard that.” [...]

In public life I have been called everything – and that goes with the territory... I’ve been called fool, idiot, boob, bonehead, dink, slob, greenie, soot-covered slob, all the rest – and that is “fair,” believe it or not, in politics. But what is not “fair” in my mind – and never has been – is when someone tries to distort who I am – as a person – and that was done on that evening of Sept. 21. In all of my 35-40 years of public life in Wyoming, I’ve never been called one particularly offensive name – and that is, a liar... and it sure as hell won’t work this time.

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What's that smell? Why, it's the smell of Obama victory: US judge dismisses suit against Dodd-Frank Wall St. reform law


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Note to Republicans: Cordray was confirmed, so any questions about the legality of his appointment went bye-bye. Time to...

stfu shut your pie hole

To rub salt into that GOP wound, a U.S. district judge has now granted the Obama administration's motion to dismiss a  lawsuit filed by Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and others who did not have standing to challenge the Dodd-Frank law.

Judge, short version: No harm, no foul. Now get outta here.

Take that, attorneys general of all eleven states.

Via the L.A. Times:

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a Texas bank, two free-market advocacy groups and 11 states against the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, saying they did not show the likelihood of financial harm from the new government authority.

The suit specifically targeted the centerpiece of the law, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, charging the agency was granted too much power and that its director, Richard Cordray, was installed unconstitutionally with a recess appointment in 2012.

If Republicans would stop wasting everyone's time and money going after Dem-supported laws, maybe we could get a few things done around here.


Michael Reagan: Pres. Obama is "doing to Latinos what...Jerry Sandusky...did to the children of Pennsylvania"


Here is an NPR quote from a July, 2010 post titled A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants:

"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," Ronald Reagan said in 1984

Here is what Ronald Reagan's adopted lying, mentally ill son, Michael Reagan, said in his column on The Cagle Post:

Emperor Obama obviously could not care less about helping the Latino population. When Democrats had control of both houses of Congress he did absolutely nothing for them.

Now he’s doing to Latinos what Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky allegedly did to the children of Pennsylvania — using and abusing them. With his short-sighted politicking, Emperor Obama has hurt the Latino cause in the long run.

Way to trivialize child rape, Michael. Classy. Thanks to President Obama, the children of undocumented immigrants are now given a chance to succeed in the only country they really know, are loyal to, love, and pledge allegiance to. Yet to that vile, reprehensible, disgusting excuse for a commentator, Michael Reagan, this is tantamount to being sexually assaulted and traumatized for life by a sick pervert. Speaking of sick perverts...

Comparing President Obama to a deranged felon who molested children and destroyed their lives (not to mention Reagan's ranting erroneously about "power grabs" by "Emperor" Obama) is off-the-charts unacceptable and he should apologize immediately... and not one of those non-apologies that starts with, "If I offended anybody..." or "If anyone might have been offended by what I said..."

The blatant and highly inappropriate disrespect to the President of the United States and young Latino DREAMers trying to make it in the country is appallingly stupid, offensive, and a new low (as if that were even possible).

Be proud, conservatives, this is your guy.

H/t: @cheeriogrrrl, Robert Sobel

UPDATE: We had a Twitter exchange. Here you go:

As you can see from my tweets, I asked why he said such things in the first place and for a link to the apology. I'm still waiting for an explanation and the link. If Reagan decides to provide either or both, I'll update.

UPDATE: Reagan tweeted this just now. So he lied about a previous apology on Twitter. He must have been referring to this tweet two hours ago to one specific person, but certainly not out to the Twitterverse.

Comparing the president to a child predator is "cute" to him??


VIDEO: Michele Bachmann confuses John Wayne (hero) with John Wayne Gacy (serial killer)


Michele, Michele, Michele, John Wayne the movie legend wasn't from Waterloo, Iowa. John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer, on the other hand...

Via The Washington Times:

John Wayne, the movie legend, is in fact from Iowa and the John Wayne birthplace is a celebrated landmark — only it's in Winterset, which is a nearly three hour drive away from Waterloo.

Gacy, though, had his first taste of the criminal life in Waterloo...


John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer also known as the Killer Clown who committed the rape and murder of 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Twenty-six of Gacy's victims were buried in the crawlspace of his home, three others elsewhere on his property and four victims were discarded in a nearby river.

Gacy became known as the "Killer Clown" due to his charitable services at fundraising events, parades and children's parties where he would dress as "Pogo the Clown," a character he devised himself.

-- "Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too."

That's right, Prez-Wannabe Bachmann just boasted about having the spirit of a rapist and murderer. Okay, no she didn't, but it would be helpful if, again, she either checked her facts or her own mouth.

Poor Michele has made so many gaffes lately, it's nearly as hard to keep up with hers as it is with those emanating from Former Half-Gov Stupetta McBlooperPants.

H/t: @JabezMcB


VIDEO: Fox's Cavuto Interrupts Michelle Obama's Speech to Call Her Husband a "Nobody"


ClusterFox does it again:

First, how beautiful does Michelle look? I can't help but bring that up, and I usually don't preface a post with such blatant gushitude, but she really looks all kinds of gorgeous.

But let's get into Schmuckus Interruptus Cavuto's cutting into one of the most touching, effective moments in her speech. She's the first lady, you pig of a man. Did I say man? I meant douche. No matter who is speaking, barging in like an uncouth cave dweller is rude, period. But during a speech about one of the most painful moments in U.S. history? Unacceptable.

Second: Speaking of nobody's...

Third: To then compound the insult by saying that Mrs. President Obama was married to a "nobody" makes me want to hurl things at my computer screen. See "Second".

Finally: This is why I never, but never, watch ClusterFox.  Their nasty, offensive commentary influences their already susceptible, gullible viewers, which explains why we're seeing that same behavior reflected all over town hall meetings, rallies, and Beck/Palin love fests.  What I'd give to cut a few ClusterFoxers off at the knees in the middle of one of their asinine, unintelligible broadcasts the way Cavuto did to Michelle Obama's eloquent tribute.

Final Finally: The President and First Lady are, and always have been, about as "somebody" as you can get.

H/t: rosierifka


VIDEO: "Dr. Laura, shut up!"


My Twitter pal tinadupuy passed this along to me. It's great:

Dr. Laura Schlessinger wants to "regain her First Amendment rights" after she lost sponsors because she used the "n-word" 11 times on her radio show. So she's the victim? Really? Nationally syndicated op-ed columnist Tina Dupuy doesn't think so.


Video- Karl Rove interview on MSNBC


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I have to apologize now to that John Karl guy that refereed on This Week this past Sunday with Karl and Plouffe. I don't think even the best interviewer could get Karl to shut up- it's just one long soliloquy.