Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Boehner Called Cruz ‘Lucifer’ and Satanists Are Mad as Hell

April 29, 2016

Boehner Called Cruz 'Lucifer' and Satanists Are Mad as Hell

Former House Speaker John Boehner called GOP candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” Wednesday night. Senator Cruz took it pretty well, but not Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves:

“It grows tedious when pedophile priests and loathsome politicians are conveniently dismissed as Satanic, even as they spew biblical verse and prostrate themselves before the cross, recruiting the Christian faithful. Satanists will have nothing to do with any of them.”

More:

“Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord,” Bethania Palma Markus, Raw Story

“Satanists balk at Cruz comparison,” Mark Hensch, The Hill

“An exorcist told us how to rid Ted Cruz of Lucifer, just in case John Boehner is right,” Philip Bump, Washington Post

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Rich Spoiled Brat Whines About the Rules in Mid-Game

April 15, 2016

Rich Spoiled Brat Whines About the Rules in Mid-Game

Reality TV star and steak salesman Donald J. Trump is a sore loser. As a spoiled rich kid, he was used to getting his way, and he has not mellowed with age. If he’s not winning the race for the Republican presidential candidacy, the other guy must be cheating. “The system is rigged, it’s crooked,” he told Fox News after losing Colorado’s delegates to Ted Cruz:

 “There was no voting. I didn’t go out there to make a speech or anything, there’s no voting. The people out there are going crazy, in the Denver area and Colorado itself, and they’re going absolutely crazy because they weren’t given a vote. This was given by politicians – it’s a crooked deal.”

Mr. Trump also claimed: “Our Republican system is absolutely rigged. It’s a phony deal, They wanted to keep people out. This is a dirty trick.”

“Donald Trump won the Florida primary with 46 percent of the vote,” observed Paul Waldman, “yet even though most Florida Republicans voted against him, he got all 99 of the state’s delegates. I don’t recall him complaining about how unfair that was.”

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Political Piñatero

April 11, 2016

Political Piñatero

The only substantive thing to come out of the Republican presidential race so far is the Donald Trump piñata, especially if you put candy in it. Jonathan Blitzer has a profile of artist Dalton Ávalos Ramírez at The New Yorker:

“The Man Behind the Trump Piñata,” Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker
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Top image: Donald Trump piñata by Dalton Ávalos Ramírez.

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Republicans: Welcome to Cleveland!

April 5, 2016

Republicans: Welcome to Cleveland!

The city of Cleveland is looking forward to hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention in July. The Cleveland Division of Police is buying snappy new uniforms, riot-control suits that look like samurai armor. Officers will wave hello to visitors with new 26-inch expandable steel batons with weighted tips, and 300 bicycle-riding armored cops will entertain the sidewalk throngs. Cleveland police will also decorate the streetscape with miles of interlocking steel crowd-control barriers.

Congress gave Cleveland $30 million for event security, so the Ohio town is really gearing up to greet the 50,000 visiting GOP conventioneers, including Donald Trump’s legion of goons, bikers, and KKK followers. Suburban law enforcement will lend officers to bring the Cleveland force up to 5,000, but maybe Governor Kasich can have his confetti bomber on call for emergency crowd immobilization, just in case.

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Hillary will Release All Secret Files — on UFOs

March 9, 2016

Hillary Will Release All Secret Files -- on UFOs
Clinton 2016 Campaign Chairman John Podesta told a Las Vegas interviewer that he has urged Hillary Clinton to declassify all government UFO files if elected, and the candidate is considering it. In fact, back in January Secretary Clinton herself told a New Hampshire reporter that Mr. Podesta “has made me personally pledge we are going to get the information out. One way or another. Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51.” Extraterrestrials: we want them accounted for.

Why do otherwise serious politicos care about UFO sightings? The most-viewed declassified FBI document is the “Hottel Memo” about flying saucers.

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Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC

March 7, 2016

Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC

Ben Carson MD addressed the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) this weekend, formally announcing that his presidential campaign is definitely deceased, passed on, is no more, has ceased to be, has expired, is bereft of life, has kicked the bucket and shuffled off this mortal coil, has run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible.

Dr. Carson has accepted a job as chairman of a new group practice, the Christian Catatonic Conservative Congregation, and will urge inert evangelicals to go out and vote. And buy his books.

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DC Politics: Underwood, Underground

March 3, 2016

DC Politics: Underwood, Underground

Navy Yard Metro Station, March 3, 2016.

Update:

“’House of Cards’ Season 4 Is Less Vulgar Than Real Politics,” Ian Crouch,” The New Yorker

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Dr. Carson Declares His Campaign Dead

March 3, 2016

Dr. Carson Declares His Campaign Dead

“I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results,” said Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon and comatose Republican presidential contender on Wednesday. He had already decided to skip Thursday’s GOP debate in Detroit since no one noticed that he attended last week’s debate in Houston.

The political pathologists of the press haven’t completed the autopsy, but it appears the Carson campaign died of neglect. In lieu of flowers, send condolences to the campaign donors.

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The Klan Backs Trump

March 1, 2016

The Klan Backs Trump
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump had already been endorsed by the white nationalist American Freedom Party, neo-nazi Daily Stormer, and white nationalist outfits including American Renaissance, Occidental Dissent, White Genocide Project, Council of Conservative Citizens, and the League of the South, but the racist endorsement that finally got the attention of the media — and rival GOP campaigns — was the endorsement of Trump’s candidacy by David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. But Mr. Duke didn’t just endorse Donald Trump; he first did that last August.

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John Oliver Explains Candidate Trump

March 1, 2016

John Oliver Explains Candidate Trump

This just in: Donald Trump is running for the GOP presidential nomination. John Oliver explains it all to you:

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