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South Carolina’s Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, who is running for Governor of the state on the Republican ticket, said a bunch of monumentally stupid and ignorant things that would shock even the most cynical person at a luncheon the other day, like:
“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”
Read more: South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer Compares His State’s Poor Children to ‘Stray Animals’ — Daily Intel http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2010/01/south_carolinas_lt_governor_co.html#ixzz0dYJoVWRq
so, I been thinking about this since the fools in MA elected Scotty Brown to take Uncle Teddy’s Senate seat.
My thinking is that “anyone” who ran as a Democrat whose name was not Kennedy from that particular line of Kennedys would not have won the election. Teddy and his brothers and sisters are an institution in MA. Granted, Ted did campaign hard and effectively but his name was Ted Kennedy and his brother was John F. There is a reverence in MA for the Kennedy clan.
So, for me, I suspect that MA is really not as “blue”a state as everyone likes to think. When I went to college in the 70’s in Boston, I knew a lot of natives and believe me most of the people I knew were anything but liberal. Sure, education is the leading industry in MA but most of those kids come from out of state or at sometime leave to work in other states. If one wants to see some really backward thinking people look no farther than Southey in Boston. I could be wrong but that is my take.
Good points Doots. I’m thinking Scotty Brown is MA’s Sarah Palin.
Massachusetts’ Message of Stupid
Massachusetts voters may have thought they were sending some kind of message to the nation with their choice of Scott Brown. And surely they have thrown a wrench into the legislative process, whether on health care or on regulating Wall Street or on curbing global warming.
But whatever Massachusetts thought it was saying, it comes across as a message of stupid.
top of the day peeps
Ed Rendell’s message to Democrats:
“…. don’t be afraid. … Listen, you got elected because you wanted to do something to change the quality of people’s lives – here we have a chance to do something historic and if it means some of us are going to lose because of that so be it. At least you will have lost your office fighting for something and accomplishing something.”
Here’s the link to that story about Ed Rendell.
A very balmy, very rainy 54 degrees today, hows it up there today nanny?
It’s 51, windy and pouring rain.
beats snow unless you’re a kid eager to hit the slopes!
Agreed. But the snow will return by Wednesday night. So there will be nice fresh powder for Friday night at the slopes. 🙂
Harold Ford, Jr. is a damned repug in a thin disguise. I wish he’d shut up and go away! We neither need him nor want him here in New York.
Democrats, Get Down to Business
By HAROLD FORD Jr.
“The message these voters sent was clear. With one out of five Americans unemployed or underemployed, President Obama and the Democratic Party need to shift attention away from health care and toward a bold effort to create jobs, improve the economy and rein in the size of government.
Here are four simple steps we must take immediately to put us, and the nation, on a better course:
First, cut taxes for businesses”
“Harold Ford, Jr. is a damned repug in a thin disguise.”
This is news to you?
We’re having high winds here, with gusts over 65mph. One tree is down next door already. Plus, it’s raining so hard you can’t even see outside. I just hope we don’t lose power…..
Not news at all , Brian. Just felt like saying it again after reading that damned op-ed.
I fear our country is too fucked up to be fixed.
Sometimes, UB, I fear that you’re correct; however, I pray that we are both wrong.
I just see so many things wrong, and the people trying to fix them continually shot down. It is as if the well being of our country is less important than whatever they want to put in their pockets.
this story kills me:
lol…I am sick of sugar coating the truth. 😛
lol *$@#*&%$#@**(&%$### lol
I did like your selection of music, but it made me think about young people of today that seem to be so disconnected with the current politic and government actions……
The entire country bes shielded from the bloodshed, loss of life and the cost of the wars we are fighting. Issue for returning vets, maybe we’ll hear that story once a month. Instead TV and radio are intent on cramming sound bites of Palin , Rush and other idiots into our heads, and missing any real news. It’s pitiful….okay to get outraged, but don’t spend all your time…calling the crazy crazy……that’s not really news.
We are acting like country that thinks that war is fine and dandy as long as we have the choice to not “do”or “see” the dirty work and the ugly side.
I woke up on the wrong side of the bed…..flick on TV and saw women comparing their butts….and talking about how to get more “back”…..
deep breath ……
Thank god, I was beginning to think I’m the only R.E.M. fan around here. I think the live performance with Bruce is just outstanding!
I loved that….I was surprised how well Springsteen’s voice handled that song…it was a refreshing compliment
Justice John Paul Stevens will be sorely missed when he retires.
After 34 Years, a Plainspoken Justice Gets Louder
“The Supreme Court announced its big campaign finance decision at 10 in the morning last Thursday. By 10:30 a.m., after Justice Anthony M. Kennedy had offered a brisk summary of the majority opinion and Justice John Paul Stevens labored through a 20-minute rebuttal, a sort of twilight had settled over the courtroom.
It seemed the Stevens era was ending.”
I agree with Burrito there, and fear also she might be right. However, still better to go out fighting — as Rendell suggested and Blanche Lincoln et al should figure out for themselves.
You don’t even want to hear that I am typing this from outside. (Sweater weather, though.)
Incidentally, interesting to hear that several BCers have tired of Keith Olbermann’s sometimes histrionic delivery. Haven’t caught his show in months, but did get tired of the same guests (Turley, etc.) over and over and his potshots at people who deserve potshots but not cheap shots.
It’s a shame, because his show breaks and covers some important news that other shows don’t.
It’s frustrating when the messenger’s delivery drowns out the message.
So true Dog. That’s why I like Rachel so much, she seems to still have your own personal balance in tact.
Ditto Sra Burrito on Rachel Maddow. KO is a better writer, but Maddow is a better thinker. She doesn’t need the histrionics.
That said, I think she shouldn’t have taken her crazy pills tonight…
* her own ….not *your….lol
Here’s Steve Benen’s memo on moving forward with healthcare reform. Lengthy but (am told) well worth the read. Benen’s with Washington Monthly, and a sensible guy.
Burrito: hello there, and good to hear about your Brooklyn trip.
Yup, don’t miss 99% of cable TV, but going without Rachel Maddow and Fareed Zachariah (not to mention Jon Stewart!) makes one less informed. Demonstrably.
Anybody going to Organizing for America SOTU watch parties?
Hey, Dog’s Eye. Sweater weather sounds lovely!
I’ll be watching the SOTU right here at home. We can all watch it together and comment here on BC.
As for KO, I find myself turning the channel when he goes into his self- righteous tirades. I do the same thing with Tweety as soon as he starts shouting over his guests. Thus, I haven’t seen much Hardball lately. Ditto with Dylan Ratigan. In fact, I find CNN has far better programing than MSNBC, with the exception of Rachel Maddow. Fareed Zakria and Christiane Amanpour (both with CNN) have two of the best programs on TV. I wish they were both on more often.
I shall try to watch at a party with internet access. Got to check in with the BC crowd. Catch you later.
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