This is today’s only article, because I’m going for my quarterly surgery to remove a recurring growth on my foot. No worries. It’s routine. Happy Flag day to all. The best way to celebrate the day is to unwrap a Republican at every opportunity. I am, once again, writing early.
Jig Zone Puzzle:
Today’s took me 3:13 (average 4:30). To do it, click here. How did you do?
From MSNBC: How Republicans get war on women legislation passed.
Unwilling to cede the status of most fascist Reich in America to Teafuhrer McCrory and McCrorystan, the minions of Fartfuhrer Walker and Fitzwalkerstan are charging hard.
From NY Times: Deaths exceeded births among non-Hispanic white Americans for the first time in at least a century, according to new census data, a benchmark that heralds profound demographic change.
The disparity was tiny — only about 12,000 — and was more than made up by a gain of 188,000 as a result of immigration from abroad. But the decrease for the year ending July 1, 2012, coupled with the fact that a majority of births in the United States are now to Hispanic, black and Asian mothers, is further evidence that white Americans will become a minority nationwide within about three decades.
No doubt the halls of Republican Party HQ are now filled with great wailing and gnashing of teeth.
From Right Wing Watch: TPM’s Perry Stein today reports that the Virginia GOP, fresh after nominating the ultraconservative ticket of Ken Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson, has now appointed Rev. Joe Ellison as the party’s Director of African-American Engagement.
Republican Party of Virginia chairman Pat Mullins hailed [Republican Party delinked] Ellison for his “knowledge and experience,” and Ellison said that he will help build “the future of our party” by showing black voters that they “share far more values with the Republican Party than they realize.”
As Stein notes, Ellison in 2010 announced that he is “declaring war against Planned Parenthood” and applauded televangelist Pat Robertson’s claim that Haiti was devastated by a deadly earthquake as divine retribution for making a “pact with the Devil” 200 years ago.
Voodoo already yet?!!? The Republican Party has goose-stepped into a state of pseudo-Christian InsaniTEA! He’s supporting the same Pat Robertson who prophesied that God would punish Orlando, Florida with a hurricane to punish them, because Disney World had adopted a policy of non-discrimination against LGBT employees. The next hurricane to make landfall damaged Robertson’s own Virginia Beach HQ. God just may have a fantastic sense of humor.
The Republican claim that this stems from our founding fathers is a lie.