I've been meaning to write about this whole American Christian politicians getting Uganda to jail its homosexual citizens and murder its HIV-positive citizens thing for a while now, but somehow I just couldn't find the funny side of a bunch of U.S. congresspeople speaking for America while trying to use an African country as a testing ground for their Christian wonderland fantasies.
At any rate, Rachel Maddow has been covering this on here show, and last night she had a nice long conversation with the "formerly" gay inspiration for hate and murder in the name of Jesus. And it is a terrible thing to witness.
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Tags: Bart Stupak, Christianity, Chuck Grassley, HIV/AIDS, House of Representatives, Jason Jones, John Ensign, LGBT, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, Religion, Rick Warren, Senate, The Daily Show, The Family, Uganda
There's always one guy in every party…
"Historically, Republicans have faced little opposition from willing and easily impressed single females, but Sen. Grassley's untoward behavior poses a significant threat to the status quo," Republican strategist Stanley Schilling said.
"Whether because of his inappropriate remarks on the [dance] floor, or his stubborn unwillingness to take no for an answer, Sen. Grassley, frankly, has few real allies in either party at this point."
I have a feeling that most conservatives won't be telling Sen. Grassley that everyone's ditching the current party for the more happening Tea Party. They'll probably just try to sneak out while he's in the bathroom.
That never works, though.
Tags: Alcohol, Chuck Grassley, Joe Biden, Republicans, Senate, Sex, The Onion
This is not an actual photograph of the amendments that have been tacked on to Max Baucus's health care bill, but it might as well be — there are 564 of them, so far! (I believe legislators do this in order to support their argument that other legislators "have not read the bill.")
All of his changes, though, would add billions to the cost of a bill whose chief accomplishment was its relative austerity.
That'll go over without any outlandish complaints about Socialism, I'm sure.
Anyway, the Senate Finance Committee is "marking up" the Baucus bill with all its amendments right this very minute, which is reason #4,203,198 why you should be glad you are not on the Senate Finance Committee. (Reason #4,203,197 is "having to sit next to Chuck Grassley while he's Twittering.")
Tags: Chuck Grassley, Health Care, Max Baucus, Senate, Twitter
Here's Sen. Max Baucus, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, arriving on Capitol Hill this morning with his own health care proposal, which does include a mandate (yay/boo) and does not include a public option (yay/boo). Now the rest of Baucus's "bipartisan" "Group of Six" have until 10 a.m. to think of something better and draw it on the chalkboard. Hurry! Clock's ticking!
While we wait in suspense, without any awesome ads to entertain us even, let's read the tea leaves of Chuck Grassley's Twitter, since Sen. Grassley is our most favorite "bipartisan" member of this "Group of Six." Hmm, strangely quiet on the Twitter front, Chuck, with the last update coming four days ago…
Saw Ia U beat my school 17/16. UNI played best I proud of my team Pres Mason came up 22pts short of her prediction 4 victory. She good Prez
6:02 PM Sep 5th from txt
I'm no football expert, but I'm pretty sure this means that as long as President Obama only comes up 22 points short of his prediction for health care reform, he will still be a "good Prez" in Chuck Grassley's opinion. We'll find out for sure in an hour!
Tags: Barack Obama, Chuck Grassley, Health Care, Max Baucus, Senate, Twitter
Chuck Grassley, the good Senator from Iowa who just wants to avoid misrepresentations and confusion about health care reform, hosted a town hall meeting of his own yesterday. And a record number of Iowans turned out to enjoy the democratic process…
Grassley said the attendance at the town hall meetings has been six times what it was last year.
"It's great that so many people are getting involved and want to participate in these meetings," he said. "I want to hear what people have to say, and encourage every Iowan to participate in the democratic process by having dialogue with their elected representatives."
That's your cue, Angry Guy in the Back!
"The president of the United States, that's who you should be concerned about. Because he's acting like a little Hitler," said Tom Eisenhower, a World War II veteran. "I'd take a gun to Washington if enough of you would go with me."
Uh-huh. Actually, I'm concerned about people like Tom Eisenhower, people who can't even get their basic facts straight.
I mean, come on. If you can't see that Barack Obama is acting like a much taller Hitler, I don't know how you expect me to take you seriously.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Barack Obama, Chuck Grassley, Health Care, Iowa, Town Hall