Archive for November, 2014

November 29, 2014

GOP staffer Elizabeth Lauten lectures Obama’s children — works for one of the most corrupt, hypocritical Congressmen

by Ben Hoffman

Fat-ass conservative

Fat-ass conservative

A Tennessee congressman’s head of communications was under fire Saturday after scolding President Obama’s daughters Sasha and Malia on Facebook for how they behaved at the turkey pardoning ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten, spokeswoman for Republican Rep. Stephen Fincher, took to Facebook after screenshots of Sasha and Malia Obama — who are 13 and 16 years old — looking bored at Wednesday’s turkey pardoning emerged online.

“Dear Sasha and Malia: I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play,” Lauten wrote on her Facebook page.

“Then again, our mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter,” Lauten wrote. “So I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the ‘good role model’ department.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/rep-finchers-communications-director-fire-scolding-obama-daughters/story?id=27250191

It doesn’t take much to find hypocrisy in Republicans. Lauten works for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.). Here is a bit on his background.

A seventh generation farmer, Fincher is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a family business that grows cotton, corn, soybeans, and wheat on more than 2,500 acres in western Tennessee. The company has received $8.9 million in farm subsidies over the past decade, mostly from the cotton program, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.[6][7][8] Fincher received a $13,650 grant to help buy grain hauling and storage equipment from the state Department of Agriculture in 2009 as part of the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.[9] Fincher has received over $3.5 million from federal subsidies over the years, mostly for cotton farming.[10]

Fincher is a fiscal and social conservative, who at the same time benefits from government farm subsidies. He is strongly pro-life and pro-gun, and opposes same-sex marriage. On the issues section of his Website, he lists his top priority as restoring “limited government.”

In September 2011, Fincher was named one of the “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” for 2011 by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, specifically citing the Gates Banking loan.[22]
In 2012, Fincher received the largest election contribution from the NRA; more than any US Senator or Representative.[23]

In May 2013, Fincher argued for large cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program along with his House Republican colleagues. Fincher, who owns a farm, has received over $3.5 million in agricultural subsidies from the federal government. Critics accused Fincher of hypocrisy.[24][25][26] Fincher voted to cut farm subsidies (also known as direct payments) in this year’s Farm Bill, the first Farm Bill he has voted on while in Congress.[27][28]

In October 2010, the Federal Election Commission announced that it was conducting an investigation into a $250,000 loan the Gates Banking and Trust Company, where Fincher’s father is a board member,[31] made to Fincher that he did not disclose on his FEC filings.[32] Initially, Fincher’s FEC filing indicated that the loan to the campaign committee came from the candidate’s personal funds with no reference to a bank loan. On December 6, 2010, the campaign amended the filing.[33] On July 21, 2011, the FEC ruled unanimously Fincher had violated federal election law by listing the loan as a personal donation rather than from Gates Banking and Trust Company. To date, no penalty has been invoked for the violation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Fincher

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November 20, 2014

Keystone XL pipeline arguments are all based on lies

by Ben Hoffman

The arguments supporting the Keystone XL pipeline are all lies.

Advocates claim it will create 100s of thousands of jobs, when in fact, it will create only a few thousand temporary jobs and only about 35 permanent jobs (according to the State Department, factcheck.org, and politifact.com).
Read more…

November 12, 2014

Workers dangling 69 stories up World Trade Center building

by Ben Hoffman

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City firefighters have been called to the World Trade Center site, where one or two workers are stuck on scaffolding that’s about 50 stories above street level.

The problem was unfolding around 1 p.m. Wednesday at 1 World Trade Center, the nation’s tallest skyscraper. Television images showed one side of the scaffolding had dropped at a sharp angle.

The Fire Department of New York said further information was not immediately available.

Live feed here:
http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Scaffolding-2-Workers-Stuck-at-World-Trade-Center-Site-282443311.html

It’s currently 64 degrees in Manhattan, which is why they were washing windows. They haven’t gotten hit by the cold front affecting much of the nation.

November 12, 2014

Neil Young turns 69 today

by Ben Hoffman

At that age, the number ’69’ no longer has sexual connotations, but happy birthday, Neil!

Here’s a good video of his BBC concert in 1971…

November 9, 2014

Morals vs. Religion

by Ben Hoffman

Morals are doing what right regardless of what everyone says. Religion is doing what everyone says regardless of what is right.

November 8, 2014

The opinion of a conservative

by Ben Hoffman

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding
but delights in airing his own opinions.
Proverbs 18:2

November 7, 2014

The sincerity of Cory Gardner

by Ben Hoffman

Cory Gardner questioned about his loyalty to the U.S.

Cory Gardner questioned about his loyalty to the U.S.

These seem to be words Cory Gardner lives by:

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you’ve got it made.
~ Jean Giraudoux

November 7, 2014

U.S. unemployment now down to 5.8%; Americans show their dissatisfaction and vote for more destructive policies

by Ben Hoffman

Stop-Being_a_dumbass

Three days after voters expressed their discontent with the state of the economy, the government on Friday reported strong signs of improvement, estimating that employers added 214,000 jobs in October, while the official jobless rate dropped for the second month in a row to 5.8 percent.

The increase puts the average monthly employment gain for the past six months at 235,000 — an indication, analysts said, that the economy’s progress after years of meager growth was on the upswing.

A range of other job measures all improved, including a huge increase in the number of people reporting in a separate survey by the Labor Department that they found a job last month. At the same time, the government revised the figures for the two previous months, adding 31,000 more jobs to the numbers previously reported for August and September.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/business/jobs-numbers-for-october-2014-reported-by-labor-department.html

November 6, 2014

The American people have spoken!

by Ben Hoffman

people_have_spoken
Welcome to dumbfuckistan.

November 5, 2014

A Corporate CEO, a Public Union Worker, and a Teabagger…

by Ben Hoffman

DRUDGE RETORT

A corporate CEO, a public union member, and a teabagger sit around a table. In the center of the table is a plate holding 12 cookies. The CEO takes 11 cookies starts eating them. The teabagger appears puzzled. The CEO leans over and wispers in his ear, “look out for that union guy, he wants part of your cookie…”

The teabagger pulls out his gun and shoots the union member. “Damned socialist,” he states proudly. “The CEO worked hard for those cookies.”

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November 5, 2014

The difference between Democrats and Republicans

by Ben Hoffman

Republicans-vs-Democrats

Some people claim both parties are exactly the same. Those people are idiots. Here are the basic differences between Democrats and Republicans.

  • Democrats have good policies but are weak leaders.
  • Republicans are strong leaders but their policies are catastrophic and fail miserably each and every time.
  • Overly emotional people tend to vote Republican because that party makes them feel safe.
  • Analytical people vote Democratic.
November 5, 2014

Cop killer Eric Frein is a religious conservative. Who’ve guessed?

by Ben Hoffman

Typical conservative

Typical conservative

Frein had high powered weapons and the Bible in his hideout. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

Read more…

November 5, 2014

Republican Brownshirt, Stormtrooper, and former U.S. Army Major General wants to jail Obama and his administration

by Ben Hoffman
Paul Vallely -- neo-nazi Stormtrooper

Paul Vallely — neo-nazi Stormtrooper

Paul Vallely gave a rambling Election Day interview to “Trunews” host Rick Wiles yesterday, in which he called on Congress to move swiftly to impeach President Obama.

Vallely, who once called for a “citizen’s arrest” of Obama and even a coup, said Obama should face impeachment “because of the treasonous events that have occurred in violation of our Constitution.”

In fact, Vallely said that Obama and other administration officials should be put on trial for treason.

After Wiles alleged that “Barack Obama is a jihadist,” Vallely called the president a “radical Islamic sympathizer” who is guilty of “aiding and abetting the enemy.”

“This national security team needs to be tried for treason,” the retired Army general added.

Read more…

That’s how fascism works. You jail or kill your opponents after making them out to be the enemy.

The best and the brightest don’t make a career out of the military. It’s only when we have a draft that the best people go. Vallely served for the Republican party — not for our country.

November 4, 2014

Don’t like government policy? Joni Ernst says to murder the person responsible.

by Ben Hoffman

Conservative cunt

Conservative cunt

Joni Ernst recently said, “I believe in the right to defend myself and my family — whether it’s from an intruder, or whether it’s from the government, should they decide that my rights are no longer important.”

So, according to Ernst…
Don’t like the way you’re treated by the police? Shoot him.
Don’t like to pay taxes. Go to the IRS and shoot IRS agents.
Don’t like regulations or any laws? Go shoot some people.
If a clerk at the store keeps you waiting too long, shoot that person.
Just go out and shoot some people. Apparently, it’s the American way!

November 4, 2014

The current version of a “true” American

by Ben Hoffman

Dumb-fuck religious conservative

Dumb-fuck religious conservative

Conservatives are dumb-asses, but apparently, they’re what is now considered to be true Americans. Our Founding Fathers were progressives — the antithesis of conservatives. America is going full-blown fascism. Fuck conservatives and low-information voters.