Meanwhile, the rest of us will laugh. The Republicans have been indulging in a little hanky-panky.
The Republican chairman, Michael Steele, promised on taking office that he would bring the party to corners of America it had not reached before. It is a fair bet that most Republicans did not expect these corners to include the Voyeur West Hollywood, a bondage and S&M club in Los Angeles.
It emerged today that the Republicans spent almost $2,000 last month on a visit to the club where topless women hang from nets on the ceiling and simulate sex in a glass case.
Apparently, Steele himself was not at the club—his cupidity is reserved for his desire to purchase a private jet. It's still got to hurt.
Steele inherited a surplus of $22m when he took over chairmanship of the national committee in January last year, but that dropped to $13m, well short of the kind of money needed to fight an election. With the congressional midterm elections due in November, Steele has been appealing for donations.
I think it would be great if the Republicans blew their warchest on strip clubs. I just hope they tipped the women well.
Here's Bill Donohue, the ever-reliable paladin of the Catholic Church, turning about and finding the true criminals in the Wisconsin child-rape case: the families! A monster cloaked in godly authority takes advantage of an entire community, and Donohue's words of condemnation are entirely for the families who were afraid to speak up for so many years.
Well, they're speaking up now, Bill. They're defying heavenly authority, no doubt torn because they've been told all their lives that their immortal souls are dependent on the intervention and aid of the man who has been sticking his penis in their sons and daughters, and you're just confirming what they already knew: that testifying would only get them blame and condemnation from the ardent moralists of the church. Thou shalt not tattle, but if you do tattle, we'll piss on you for not tattling soon enough.
Posted on: March 24, 2010 9:30 AM, by Ed Brayton
I'm sure by now you've heard about the new Harris poll, cited by John Avlon. If these results are even close to accurate -- and with a sample size of more than 2,200 people they ought to be -- they reveal some truly alarming things about the Republican party today.
* 67 percent of Republicans (and 40 percent of Americans overall) believe that Obama is a socialist.
* 57 percent of Republicans (32 percent overall) believe that Obama is a Muslim
* 45 percent of Republicans (25 percent overall) agree with the Birthers in their belief that Obama was "not born in the United States and so is not eligible to be president"
* 38 percent of Republicans (20 percent overall) say that Obama is "doing many of the things that Hitler did"
* Scariest of all, 24 percent of Republicans (14 percent overall) say that Obama "may be the Antichrist."
Frightening. Appalling. Delusional. Pick your favorite description, they all apply.
Are they really this fucking stupid that the Birther Queen is their role model? Dumb question....
From the link below, here are the candidates for impeachment - isn't their some clause that would get rid of them for "mental health issues" or general inability to perform the duties of the office?
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is taking the lead and is joined by attorneys general from South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. All are Republicans except James “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana, a Democrat.
Well, that didn't take long. 13 state Attorneys General sharing a brain with Birther Queen Orly Taitz have filed suit to determine whether the new health insurance reform bill is constitutional.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dunbar's number is a theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships. These are relationships in which an individual knows who each person is, and how each person relates to every other person. Proponents assert that numbers larger than this generally require more restrictive rules, laws, and enforced norms to maintain a stable, cohesive group. No precise value has been proposed for Dunbar's number, but a commonly cited approximation is 150.
Dunbar's number was first proposed by British anthropologist Robin Dunbar, who theorized that "this limit is a direct function of relative neocortex size, and that this in turn limits group size ... the limit imposed by neocortical processing capacity is simply on the number of individuals with whom a stable inter-personal relationship can be maintained." On the periphery, the number also includes past colleagues such as high school friends with whom a person would want to reacquaint themselves if they met again.