Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) Stood on the House floor yesterday and congratulated the GOP on its April Fool's day joke. Boehner, Cantor and the tea baggers have stated very clearly in this matter what utter fools they are. Whoever is pulling their strings should be quite proud of how his underlings will abase themselves in public for a few dollars under the table.
Include Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) in the list of fools currently pretending to act like legislators in the U.S. Congress. He's the idiot who, upon being awakened and made aware that Obama had established a no-fly zone in Libya responded by wondering if that action means America might even go into Africa next. Jay Leno pointed out that it is clear why Marino is not on the Intelligence committee.
To add to the stupidity, the Republican-dominated House has passed a bill that permits Agribusiness polluters to dump pesticides into public waterways. No doubt those Representatives have enough bottled water available so they don't have to drink any of the polluted water - and they are probably too crazy to bother bathing.
They have also just passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) which will gut the regulations designed to ensure that pilots have enough sleep to safely fly their aircraft. The amendment tailors rules applying to a variety of segments of the aviation industry and exempts other segments. Those rules are the direct result of lessons learned after crashes caused by pilot fatigue. No doubt an idiot Congressman from Pennsylvania has no need to get on a plane to travel, so what does he care?
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)is a crook. Here's more proof. In the same Republican dominated House that raised such an objection to the budget-busting nature of ear-marks, brother Darrell has earmarked some $2 million in taxpayer funds to provide street improvements and parking for a commercial building he owns.
But it's not all at the federal level.
An idiot Montana State Representative who runs a bar in Basin, Montana, is complaining that the DUI laws are damaging small businesses. "They are destroying a way of life that his been in Montana for years and years." Yeah, just because drunks on the highway kill people we certainly don't want to make it more difficult for bar owners to sell liquor to drunks, do we? We don't want to damage the "way of life" of people like Louis Nieves, do we?
Louis Nieves, 23, the driver of a 1996 red Ford pickup that slammed into the fully loaded fuel tanker while headed the wrong way on I-30, is under arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and intoxication manslaughter, Fort Worth police said.I'm sure the bar-owner who sold Louis his drinks before Louis went the wrong way down the freeway, struck a loaded fuel truck and killed the driver wouldn't want to interfere with Louis' way of life. It has been around for a long time in both Montana and in Texas.
And as "ways of life" we wouldn't want to interfere with, in Maine the Republicans don't want to interfere with sending children out to work at a young age. Not only is it important to get children in the work force and out of school at a very young age, the Maine Republicans also want the children paid sub-minimum wages so that they can take jobs away from adult workers. Naturally the sub-minimum wages will stop when the children become 18 so that their employers will fire them and replace them with more low-cost children.
It's not just paying workers the lowest possible wage and working them the longest hours possible. The Republicans also don't want corporations to pay any taxes. GOP Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) responded to a caller who complained that Exxon paid no income taxes with the statement 'We need the lowest corporate tax rate we can get.' Gee. That means that when the US sends American troops into the Middle East to defend the exploitation of American oil companies then the companies themselves want to shift all the taxes to pay for the wars there to the America middle class and the workers. No doubt that is why they are trying to get the entry age for Social Security retirement jacked up to age 69. The FICA tax can then be siphoned off to pay for the Pentagon the corporations are using around the world and the workers will pay for it. Mind you, the Social Security Retirement system is in no danger of running short of money until at least 2037 and that estimate it a worst case prediction. The Social Security System has never met the worst case estimate in its 7 decades of existence.
The Republicans aren't just stealing the money from American working people. They also want to force radical religion down our throats. This is what Mike Huckabee is trying to sell.
While many of the GOP 2012 presidential hopefuls graced both stages, only at Rediscover God in America did they offer Americans two revealing facts: “America should be governed by biblical law,” and that discredited historian David Barton is a genius.So America has a band of thieves, bankers and radically ignorant preachers taking over the governments at both the state and federal levels. They want our money and our children working their mines and businesses. And they are allied with the most repressive and backwards-looking types of religious fools (Terry Jones, anyone? to take control of America while they loot the money and ship America's jobs to China.
A former Texas GOP official, David Barton is a “Christian historical revisionist” who contends that “the United States of America is a Christian nation” and the separation of church and state is a “liberal myth.” He is also one of the most radical Tenthers in the country who believes the federal highway system is unconstitutional. So radical was his view that even the Tenth Amendment Center disavowed his federal highway theory.
Though he “holds no advanced degrees and does not teach at any legitimate institution,” Barton is no small figure in conservative politics. He was invited by Fox News host Glenn Beck and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to teach as a “scholar” on American history. At the conference, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that “every time he hears Barton speak, he learns something new.” But Right Wing Watch’s Kyle Mantyla captured the most outrageous endorsement yet. Introduced by Barton, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) insisted that children need to be “under his tutelage” and said that every American should be forced “at gun point” to “listen to every David Barton message”:
HUCKABEE: I don’t know anyone in America who is a more effective communicator [than David Barton.] I just wish that every single young person in America would be able to be under his tutelage and understand something about who we really are as a nation. I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced — at gun point no less — to listen to every David Barton message. And I think our country would be better for it. I wish it’d happen.
If there is anything positive about the conservatives (who also caused the Great Recession and forced Americans to bail our the Wall Street banks) I don't see it. These are people whose ideas and attitudes were rejected during the Great Depression in the 1930's. They need to be forced back into their caves and buried there.