Couldn't say it better myself.
With all the wackadoos that the GOP and Tea Party have put into the House and Senate, it's quite evident that intelligence is not one of the qualifying requirements. When you hear the gibberish and claptrap ideas that come out of many of them, you really have to wonder if they still ask the prices at the Dollar Store.
These idiots (my apologies for the non-PC use of the word) only need only open their mouths to prove the point. There's the not getting pregnant in a real rape situation, the fetuses masturbate story, the earth is only about 5000 years old, defaulting on the debt ceiling won't hurt anything, there's no such thing as climate change. Now we can add another totally dick-wad Cretan to the Wackadoo Hall of Shame.
His name is Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) and he was one of the 144 House Republicans who voted against bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.
Mick had his reasons though. And he wasn't keeping them to himself. He saw something in this bill to reopen government and raise the debt ceiling that evidently everyone else missed. It was a piece of "pork" that was added onto the bill. No, not the Kentucky Dam or the payment to the the widow of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg. Those were something he could live with.
Here's the one that turned him away: "the 'Lord's Resistance Army' received special funds."
Funding the Lord's Resistance Army? Did you see that anywhere? I didn't. Do you know who the Lord's Resistance Army is? The LRA as they are known, is a Ugandan rebel group led by warlord Joseph Kony. The group's trademark is kidnapping children and turning them into fighters or sex slaves.
Congressman Mulvaney, could you possibly be so ignorant as to actually think that was among the pork issues in this U.S. Government funding bill? That's strike one.
The money you were confusing with going to the LRA actually goes TO the U. S. Defense Department for continuing to assist African forces as they pursue Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, accused of atrocities.
So that's strike two.
Finally, when you issue a retraction through a surrogate, take a close look at who's speaking for you -- The Huffington Post reports:
...that the LRA reference was the result of a "typo" she (Mulvaney communications director) had made and had nothing to do with the congressman's position (which has since been expunged from his official website).
The Mulvaney Communications Director is named, Stephanie Faile. And boy, did she ever fail(e) you!
That, Mr. congressman, is strike three.
Yeah, THAT'S IT!!! The CommieFascistPinko House of Representatives (they've all been replaced by NoBummer's Pod People) heard the word "JESUS", and their skin sizzling from the sacred notes, bodily removed the sainted woman and transported her to the re-education camps.
Original stand alone vid of the tantrum here-
You'd think when voting on a bill, your elected officials would read it first. And if they didn't understand it, they'd ask questions. But reading has become a lost skill. It's as if you must check it at the door with your hat and coat when you walk into elected office. You become a cyborg and just do what you're told.
So here's the background of a recent law passed in Florida, as reported by Mediaite.com:
The law was passed in April by Governor Rick Scott following a scandal involving Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, in which a charity related to Carroll was alleged to be an internet gambling front, forcing the LG’s resignation. The law was written broadly enough that it immediately shuttered all internet cafes, including Incredible Investments LLC, which provides internet services to migrant workers.
So what did Rick do to save face? He pushed through an emergency bill -- some emergency -- and then signed it. Now it goes even farther. The legal interpretation of this hastily composed bill is that it's actually now illegal in Florida to use a smartphone, a computers, a tablet or any other devices which utilizes or provides access to the Internet. Yup, even your Playstation 3 is a no-no. It can result in a fine or even land you in jail for repeat offenses.
So, the ever-inept Rick Scott has once again signed a questionable bill which he obviously has never read. But to think that the urgency to pass any bill would be so great that nobody in the Florida legislature would have caught this gaffe is mind-boggling. There's your republican leadership at work -- or does this more accurately prove that they're not at work, but rather out to lunch? I would love someone to make a citizen's arrest of the Governor as he uses his cellphone to call for reservations at some eatery. After all, he signed the bill. And I'm sure he's violated his own law.
Or as Ed Kilgore put it so well:
Nice craftmanship, Florida legislature! It’s bad enough that the solons couldn’t figure out how to design a gaming ban that didn’t close down every internet cafe in the state. But no matter how the lawsuit goes, you can probably expect some jokes about legislators who didn’t want to allow phones smarter than they are. And it’s another fine accomplishment for Rick Scott.
Why indeed. Via.
The Political Carnival T-Shirt
Modeled by @suzannegypsy
Donate to The Political Carnival
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.
Donate to The Political Carnival