I’m Shocked, Shocked I Tell You!

October 21, 2014

Sarah Palin’s PAC is a scam.

I know, unbelievable, right?

For the two-year 2014 cycle, the former Alaska governor’s PAC, a vehicle that helps her stay in the game amid talk that she may run in the 2016 presidential contest, has raised $2.5 million on top of more than $1.1 million that was in the bank at the start of the cycle. It has spent $2.7 million, with about $150,000 — or 5.5 percent — going to candidates.

That’s legal but it ain’t right.

TV Palin CouricWhat does her money go for? Mostly consultants who do research and write speeches, and in my opinion they should be charged with theft.

She also uses it for travel.

A lump sum of $13,000 was listed as being spent for “lodging, SUV rental, books for donors.”

And stuff.

And the PAC sent $10,885 to HarperCollins — publisher of all three of Palin’s books — for “books for donor fulfillment.”

Who would have ever suspected that Sarah was using something for herself instead of helping others?

Thanks to Brian for the heads up.

 

We’re Not Jacking Around Here, Y’all. Dan Patrick is Freekin’ Nuts.

October 21, 2014

I know people from foreign states think we’re overreacting to the possibility of a Dan Patrick win.

We are not.

DanPatrickSenateHe believes crazy stuff.  You know, like that God speaks to us through the teevee show Duck Dynasty.

And that God dictated a book to him.  God named it The Second Most Important Book You Will Ever Read.

“As the author, I am obviously biased,” Patrick wrote in an Amazon review of his own book. But “since God inspired me to write this book,” he added, “He automatically gets 5 stars and the CREDIT!'”

I seriously doubt that God got the royalties.

And he had a deep hatred of anything not white or male.

On Connie Chung’s TV show, Eye to Eye: Patrick quipped in 1992 that the Asian American journalist’s show should be called “Slanted Eye to Eye.” Although Patrick’s remarks sparked a local media firestorm, he did not change his ways. In 1999, a Houston Press profile noted that “Patrick lapsed into a faux-Chinese accent when he thought he heard a network correspondent call Clinton, in the midst of the Chinese-espionage scandal, ‘President Crinton,'” and later joked that Clinton should get surgery to “make his eyes slanted.”

And he’s nicer to Asian than he is Hispanics.  He pretty much thinks they are all terrorists intent on spreading leprosy and polio.

And, y’all, he painted the Statue of Liberty with Jesus’ face.  No, I am absolutely not kidding.  He’s got Jesus in drag.

 

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Call every Texan you know and tell them to go vote for Leticia Van De Putte.  It’s important.

Thanks to Kevin for the reminder of how nuts Dan Patrick really is.

 

If You’re Going To Be A Crook, Be A Helluva Crook!

October 21, 2014

Alabama House Speaker Republican Mike Hubbard is a doozy. He got himself indicted on 23 counts. You can’t do that by accident. That kind of stuff has to be planned.

The highlights of some of his shenanigans.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 8.51.58 AMFour counts of using of his office as Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party for personal gain;

One count of voting for legislation with a conflict of interest;

Eleven counts of soliciting or receiving a thing of value from a lobbyist or principal;

Two counts of using his office as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives for personal gain;

Four Counts of lobbying an executive department or agency for a fee;

One count of using state equipment, materials, etc. for private gain

Hey, but he was never indicted for coming to work smelling like he slept in a goat pen. No, wait, he as cavorting with lobbyists.  Same thing.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

Calling All Gals!

October 20, 2014

Rule #1.  If you have a panel about women, invite some women.

Red State Women tweeted a congratulations to themselves for having a man challenge   “Democrats false war on women” in front of men.

 

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That’s either a room full of men or a whole bunch of really unfortunate-looking Republican women.

I suspect the wimmen-folks were busy cooking for their men.

Thanks to Cindy for the heads up.

Holy Damn Cow

October 20, 2014

Okay, y’all are not going to believe this.  Goofy Congressblubber Blake Farenthold compares Ebola to zombie attacks.

Holy Damn Cow.  This is worse than his duckie pajamas.

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By the way, this guy refuses to show up to debate his opponent.

Thanks to Wanda for the heads up.

Because His Taxes Were Too High

October 20, 2014

Tom Foley is running for Governor of Connecticut.  He’s a Republican millionaire.  So, he doesn’t pay taxes.  Seriously, not at all.

The most recent returns reveal that Foley paid zero percent in federal taxes for the third year in a row.

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 12.14.03 PMTom Foley lives in a ten million dollar house, has a 5 million dollar yacht, and owns two airplanes.  He’s paid zero taxes in the past three years.

Get this.  It’s his explanation.

Foley has laughed off the governor’s criticisms, saying, “In America, if you don’t have any income, you don’t pay taxes.”

Dude, if you’re running on your business acumen and you took losses on your businesses, maybe you should run on your good looks instead.

His Democratic opponent, Gov. Dannel Malloy pays taxes.

Malloy, has released partial tax returns for the past four years, which showed he paid effective federal tax rates of 38.19 percent, 20.7 percent, 25.3 percent and 25.2 percent. In those years, the total income figures for Malloy and his wife, Cathy, were $319,912, $212,892, $303,467 and $305,534.

Remember Leona Helmsley’s “only little people pay taxes.”  Well, Honey, she was an amateur.