Yes, I’m inflicting another Bob Schneider video on you, because it totally rocks, and his explanation of the inspiration for the song is really funny too.
If there’s one thing we know about Republicans, it’s that they have the utmost respect for the Constitution. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for example, is a strict constitutionalist who “believes firmly in the United States Constitution.”
Right. That’s why he now wants to change it, so that states can forever deny the right to marriage for gay people.
He’s a “strict constitutionalist,” unless it helps one of the groups he demonizes.
Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for same-sex marriage bans to be lifted in five states, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz called Monday for amending the U.S. Constitution to prevent either the federal government or the U.S. Supreme Court from overturning a state’s ban on same-sex marriage.
Cruz announced his plans in a statement Monday in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to let stand appeals court rulings allowing same-sex marriages in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Cruz called the court’s decision to let those rulings stand “tragic and indefensible” and expressed concern that it would lead to the overturning of same-sex marriage bans in every state.
It’s just bizarre how Texas congressman Louie “Terror Babies” Gohmert pretends he’s concerned about President Obama’s safety at the same time as he spews insane conspiracy theories that Obama sent 3,000 military personnel to Africa so they could catch Ebola and bring it back to the US.
That’s not all. In this clip posted proudly at YouTube by Gohmert himself, he also claims the Secret Service’s problems are caused by “political correctness,” and says he wants to shut down the government again (at the same time as he denies he wants to shut down the government).
It’s interesting watching the conservatives and right wingers attacking Obama over his assurances that Ebola was unlikely to get into the US on flights.
Let’s unpack this shall we?
1) The person who has Ebola was asymptomatic on the flight. He wasn’t feverish, wasn’t vomiting, and wasn’t showing any symptoms. How do we know that he wasn’t symptomatic? That’s based on the timeline that health officials have established.
Do we keep that person off the flight to the US, which wasn’t even a direct flight from the region?
This will probably be the big story for the rest of the week: CDC: First Diagnosed Case of Ebola in the U.S..
(CNN) — A patient being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.
Several other Americans were diagnosed in West Africa and then brought to the United States for treatment.
The person who first tested positive for Ebola in the United States is a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, hospital spokesman Stephen O’Brien said Tuesday.
The adult patient developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from West Africa, and was admitted into isolation on Sunday, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
LGF contributor @Gus_802 has a saved copy of the ugly tweet posted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s account tonight:
Screenshot of the now deleted Tweet from Gov. Rick Perry. pic.twitter.com/HuZA0ij9BN
But, uh, Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg had nothing to do with his indictment…
@GovernorPerry You were indicted by Special Prosecutor Michael McCrum, who was appointed by Republican judge Bert Richardson. Stop lying.
A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.
Wingnut creationist governor Rick Perry is having a bad day. A very bad day: Texas Governor Rick Perry Indicted by Grand Jury.
AUSTIN (KXAN) - A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign.
At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry’s threat to veto of $7.5 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg’s office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to step down but she refused to resign her position. Perry then vetoed the funding for the PIU.
A grand jury was called to determine whether or not Perry broke the law when he threatened to veto the funding. As a result they issued indictments on two felony charges: abuse of official capacity and coercion of public servant. If found guilty on the charges, Perry could be sentenced to a maximum 109 years in prison.
Rep. Louie Gohmert Says: Migrant Kids Are Lying About Fleeing Violence; They Actually Want to Rape Our Women
Yes, the looniest member of Congress is at it again, spreading hateful xenophobia and freakish conspiracy theories to the right wing base. Last week on a conference call with the “National Emergency Coalition” (a right wing group dedicated to spreading fear about migrant children, led by theocratic nutcase E.W. Jackson), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) announced that the children coming across the border are not really fleeing violence in their home countries — they’ve been “coached” to say this.
According to Rep. Gohmert, these children are actually coming to America because they want to murder us and rape our women. Yes, really; that’s exactly what he said.
More at Right Wing Watch.