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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Really Bad Diplomacy Funnies

I like Obama because he's the adult in the room.
He knows it's better for the USA to be the bigger country, to lead by example.
He understands that not all "Muslims" are "Terrorists" and that the actions of a few should not condemn the many.
He's handled the ongoing crisis in the middle east with peaceful precision, and special force when necessary.
He understands diplomacy in a way that Romney and the Republican Party never could.
Obama is the "Daddy of the MacDad" and Romney is a "Chump" who'll surely plunge this country into more horrific wars with his narrow, misguided leadership.

-Dr. J ,  September 13 2012

Photo: SPLAT. 

- james 

"I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks." --Mitt Romney, September 11, 2012

Romney's actions this week highlight an unprecedented bankruptcy of character. Democrats can criticize Republican presidents and candidates such as Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and John McCain, but they were largely clear in what they stood for. The only thing Mitt Romney stands for is getting elected president, a rapacious quest for which he'll do and say anything, no matter how dishonest, destructive and craven.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

And The Beat Goes On

Republicans Love Obama

Some Romney supporters have been writing horrible reviews of Scott Van Duzer's restaurant on Yelp, and many others are participating in a boycott of it. All because President Obama stopped by to thank him for his effort in promoting blood donations, and Mr. Van Duzer gave the president a hug.

Real "patriotic" of them, isn't it?

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— with Jennifer DaMomme.

10 Things This Week: 911 Edition

1. Republicans always say that Bush protected us after 9/11. But why didn't he protect us on 9/11?

2. Today commemorates the 11th year of Dick Cheney politicizing 9/11. 

3. Bushnesia is a disease that's spreading. Don't believe me? Head out to a Texas Rangers playoff game. 

4. I remember 9/11 very well. I also remember those who used the collected sadness of a nation to exact revenge beyond what was necessary.

5. I was getting ready for class when a plane hit the South tower. I stayed home and watched in horror as the second plane came in. When the North tower fell, I remember thinking it looked like a professional demolition crew had planned the collapse. You know the kind you use to raze old buildings and sports arenas. Tom Brokaw agreed with me as he echoed my sentiments.

6. Since Obama took office, there are no more planes flying into buildings. Eleven years later, the nation paused to reflect, lead by the great president.

7. The first book donated to the George W. Bush Presidential Library: My Pet Goat.

8. Following 911, the Bush administration started a war with Iraq that cost 100's of thousands of lives. They started a war predicated on a lie that Hussein had WMDs.

9. Towards the end of his presidency, GWBush said, "I don't know or care where Bin Laden is."

10.  President Obama and Navy Seals give the order to take Bin Laden out. Another promise kept.

Nine Eleven Wrangle

On the 11th anniversary of the national tragedy, The Texas Progressive Alliance stands in solemn remembrance of the fateful events of that fall day in lower Manhattan. Here is a selection of photographs and a panaromic slideshow that display the area we call Ground Zero, as its transformation into a open-air shrine to those who were lost is nearly complete.

Here is this week's roundup of blog posts from the best of the left of Texas from last week.

Off the Kuff says that the state of Texas has clearly demonstrated the ongoing need for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

BossKitty at TruthHugger sees this election year faced with critical health issues hurting working class people, when bubonic plague and Legionnaire's disease and hantavirus still occur in America: are we Unprepared, Careless and Incapable In 2012?

The GOP's plan may have backfired; by intentionally discriminating they may have actually saved the Voting Rights Act. Because, as WCNews at Eye on Williamson shows, The Voting Rights Act is still working as designed.

Neil at Texas Liberal saw Mitt Romney's jet plane in Cincinnati last week. Neil offered up his view of what the letters on the tail of the plane were meant to convey.

Lightseeker at Texas Kaos reminds us that it is easy to throw the low-level supervisors to the wolves when scandal strikes, but we should not forget where the fundamental problem lies. Are you listening, Rick Perry and Republican legislators? Check out Behind the Drug and Rape Kit Scandals.

Rick Perry wants Texas women to get pap smears at colonoscopy clinics.  CouldBeTrue of South Texas Chisme didn't think that even Rick Perry was that stupid.

Update: Here's my post from last year, on the tenth anniversary. It does seem as if the raw sensations have ebbed since then.