Daily Archives: April 1, 2013

GOP takes one step forward, two back

The Republican Party wisely recognizes the need to broaden its appeal, but it keeps being undermined by yahoos who say something stupid or offensive. Last week Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, used a derogatory term for Latinos and then was slow to apologize. Also last week, Republican National Committeeman Dave Agema from Michigan promoted an article on Facebook labeling the homosexual lifestyle as “filthy,” then declined to take down the post. Though top Republicans – including House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio – strongly condemned these comments, the damage was done.

Moran’s anti-sequestration efforts highlighted

The efforts of Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., to curb Federal Aviation Administration cuts under sequestration and keep 149 airport control towers open were highlighted in a Wall Street Journal editorial blasting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. Moran “proposed replacing $50 million of FAA sequester cuts with savings from unspent balances, which are a kind of agency slush fund, and by reducing other low-priority spending. Great idea. How did the vote turn out? There wasn’t one. Majority Leader Reid blocked the amendment from ever getting to the Senate floor.” The editorial noted that “Moran also couldn’t get a vote to restore funding for White House tours by cutting $2.5 million for new uniforms for airport screeners.”

Dubious, bogus and utterly phony headlines

The following satirical headlines come from borowitzreport.com and theonion.com:
Scalia Furious He Had to Hear About Gay Couples All Week
‘This Is a Pointless Trip,’ Obama Says While Shaking Hands With Netanyahu
Cheney Marks 10th Anniversary of Pretending There Was Reason to Invade Iraq
Emotional Wayne LaPierre Honors Victims of Background Checks
Mississippi Bans Soft Drinks Smaller Than 20 Ounces
Supreme Court Rules Gays Can Drink 16-Ounce Sodas
Kim Jong Un: ‘The only thing that stops a bad guy with a nuke is a good guy with a nuke’