Republicans have done an amazing job of coaching middle America to vote against their own best interests. Truly repulsive.
As much as I love the drama of human destiny that is manned space flight, Bush’s plan to return to the moon was an irresponsible stunt in the midst of the enormous fiscal crisis he created.
Kudos to Obama for shitcanning it and focusing instead on cheaper, more scientifically significant unmanned projects like this one.
Quebecois guitarist Erik Mongrain gets amazing sounds out of an acoustic guitar, transforming it into an almost entirely new instrument. Really amazing to watch.
The GOP has apparently decided that it would rather court teabaggers than centrist independents, and will choose their Fall candidates accordingly.
We’ll see how that works out for them.
The Guardian has the best summary of Obama’s unprecedented, jaw-dropping performance yesterday at the House Republicans’ retreat.
In an witheringly stupid move, the GOP allowed video cameras into Obama’s Q&A session with congressional Republicans.
The ensuing hour of Obama dismantling GOP talking points was so painful that Fox News cut away halfway through after pledging to broadcast it in its entirety.
Thank god for C-SPAN.
What a joke.
All 40 Republican senators today voted against reestablishing “pay-as-you-go” budgeting rules that mandate that any new spending must be paid for.
The next time you hear a Republican whining about budget deficits, try not to laugh.
The Onion has it, of course.
And over at Breitbart.com, James O’Keefe’s number one cheerleader, the tap-dancing begins:
We have no knowledge about or connection to any alleged acts and events involving James O’Keefe at Senator Mary Landrieu’s office.
It was only three months ago that 31 House Republicans co-sponsored a resolution honoring newly-imprisoned Republican wiretapper James O’Keefe’s “diligent investigative journalism,” adding that he is “owed a debt of gratitude by the people of the United States.”
They are the “values” party, after all.
G. Gordon Liddy must be proud.
But hey – giving tax advice to a prostitute is a hell of a lot worse than wiretapping a US Senator’s office. Right?
Krugman on Obama’s spending freeze.
You know that familiar stereotype of the “military contractor?” As Josh Marshall puts it: “out-of-control, violent and marginally socialized men who wash out of the US military but turn up again in US war zones as ‘contractors’”?
Yeah, it turns out that’s pretty much true.