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Ann Coulter Too Dumb To Vote in Proper Precint!

@ 11:19 PM (108 months, 25 days ago)

It appears as though when right-wing nut job Ann Coulter voted last week in Palm Beach's council election, she voted in the wrong precint!

Coulter cast her ballot in a precint 4 miles north of the precint where she owns a home in Palm Beach!

Bless her heart, this is the idiot that peope like Elmer's Brother, C-Mom, and the rest of their ilk get their news and opinions from. 

Maybe Coulter needs to be subjected to a literacy test before she is allowed to vote. eusa_think

Ballot botch: Coulter votes in wrong precinct


Patrick Leahy Says It Best!!

@ 11:08 PM (108 months, 25 days ago)

From Roll Call:

He never thought he’d say it, but Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) no longer thinks it’s such a big deal that Vice President Cheney told him to go you-know-what himself on the Senate floor last year.

Considering what happened to poor Harry Whittington (who remained in stable condition

yesterday) this past weekend, Cheney’s shot at Leahy could have been a lot worse.

“In retrospect it looks like I got off easy,” Leahy joked, referring to Cheney’s accidental shooting of his buddy and campaign contributor.

Sen. John Kerry (Mass.), another prominent Democrat who has traded personal barbs with Cheney, is also delighting in the vice president’s bizarre hunting mishap.

If readers recall, during the tail end of the 2004 presidential campaign, Cheney made a comedy routine out of mocking Kerry’s hunting getup, saying on one occasion, “He wore a brand new camouflage jacket for the occasion, which makes you wonder just how often he does really go goose hunting.”


NOTE: Thanks to the folks at DU for this pick-up!!!  eusa_clap

The Consequences of OxyContin

@ 10:48 PM (108 months, 25 days ago)

Looks like the addiction to Oxycontin really did a number on Rush Limbaugh.  We know that Rush's hearing has been impacted by the OxyContin.  He admitted to experiencing sudden hearing loss, to the point where he had to use a telepromter and staff members to assist him in answering callers.

But now it appears that his eyesight was affected as well, because he clearly can't tell the difference between black and white.

On his radio show, Limbaugh tried to inject the issue of race into Paul Hackett's decision to drop out of the Ohio Senatorial campaign.  And he claimed that Hackett's former opponent, Sherrod Brown, is black!  He said: "And don't forget, Sherrod Brown is black. There's a racial component here, too."

Sorry Mr. Limbaugh, that's a lie!  Sherrod Brown is Caucasian, just like you!

Just in case you can indeed see it, here is Mr. Brown's picture!

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Congress Does Not Respect It's Own Institution

@ 10:31 PM (108 months, 25 days ago)

So after hearing Pat Roberts say the Senate Intel Committee won't investigate the spy program, it's quite obvious that Congress no longer respects itself.

There used to be a time when Congress demanded accountability from the Executive Branch. And if the Executive Branch abused its power by witholding documents and information, Congress was not afraid to say so.

Pat Roberts basically made a deal with the devil: who knows what the Bush Crime Team threatened him with, if he allowed his Committee to investigate the spy program.

And then, there is the fact that during his confirmation hearings, Justice Alito was told by Sen. Chuck Grassley "not to loose any sleep" over the fact that Alito had failed to keep his promise, to recuse himself from any cases reguarding Vanguard.

A Supreme Court nominee LIED to the Senate during his previous confirmation hearings, and a Senator tells that nominee "not to loose any sleep" about it?

It's a sad day when Congress no longer has any reguard for its own responsibility for oversight.

White House Ordered to Release Spy Papers