Louie Gohmert Makes Big Cartoon Time

July 25, 2014

David Horsey is a great cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times.  Here’s his offering for today:

 

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But, his website has more to say …

Anyone who has ever wondered what happened to that strange-looking, banjo-playing kid from “Deliverance” should check out Rep. Louie Gohmert. Imagine that kid all grown up and you’ll have the spitting image of the Texas Republican.

Like banjo boy, Gohmert is weirdly mesmerizing. What swamp did he wander out of and how in the world did he get elected to the United States House of Representatives? The scary answer: There are thousands of people just like him in Texas’s 1st Congressional District.

Horsey has plenty more to say about our border situation, too.  He concludes that even if every single one of the 7 and 8 years olds coming across the border are gangsters, they are still less a threat to the republic than Louie and company.

I gotta agree.

Thanks to Craig for the heads up.

To Keep You Smiling All Weekend …

July 25, 2014

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Texas Republican Congressfool Kevin Brady’s subcommittee on Health opened his hearing with frightful predictions that the ACA is going to destroy Medicare Advantage plans and old people were gonna die in the streets because of it.

Only problem is that Brady doesn’t know shoot from shineola.  Medicare Advantage has never been stronger.

Republicans repeatedly called Obamacare a raid on Medicare despite the fact that their own experts, who were sitting right in front of them, disagreed. The scene was surreal. Republicans kept discussing how Obamacare is destroying Medicare while ignoring the facts that were being presented to them at their own hearing.

The hearing itself was another waste of time and money as House Republicans continue to try to convince the American people that affordable access to healthcare is a bad thing.

Don’t you hate it when that happens?

Admit it, Fools, Obamacare is successful.

Thanks to Alan for the heads up.

Friday Toons

July 25, 2014

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Snake Oil Salesmen

July 24, 2014

Get a load of this crapola.

Two top veterans of President Obama’s campaigns are asking political campaigners to pay $5,000 per person for the chance to learn their secrets and then work for five weeks in an unpaid campaign job somewhere in America.

Yeah, it’s Jeremy Bird doing his damnest to turn Democratic politics into WalMart.

He also owns Battleground Texas (where they fight each other) and Ready for Hillary (where they openly admit that they want you to collect emails and phone numbers for them so they can “sell” them to Hillary if she decides to run).

When you put politics in the hands of people who want to get rich off of free labor, you’re might as well try to make honey out of pig poop or go on and elect the Tea Party because that’s what they want, too.

Worthless as corn flake recipes.   I’ll tell you something  - I’d rather have a four card flush than these guys.

Progressive Texans don’t know whether to laugh our butts off or to be totally mortified.  Mostly, we’re pretty damn mortified.  Here’s what the Texas Democratic Party does.  We train them for free and pay them to work and get experience.   You know, like American do.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

When Enough is Damn Well Enough

July 24, 2014

Okay, so it’s kinda crazy to be celebrating guns on the actual memorial site where President John F. Kennedy was killed by a gun.  But to be celebrating guns on the actual memorial site where President John F. Kennedy was killed by a gun while you’re bad-mouthing the current President rolls you right into the realm of damn creepy.

 

If you don’t have time to watch this whole thing, at about the 5 minute mark he refers to our President as “a foreigner born in Kenya.”  At the 7 minute mark, he talks about “foreigners” from England and Australia who say we shouldn’t have guns but America has … you guessed it, liberty, adding “we don’t care what you foreigners do from England.”

Yeah, screw the Magna Carta!  This is Texas, dammit.

Hey Jeb, Are Those Kickbacks Painful?

July 24, 2014

This starts with the fact that “Barclays and Deutsche Bank more than a dozen hedge funds avoid paying more than $6 billion in taxes.”

They can do that by reincorporate overseas, using a loophole to pay fewer taxes.  They call it “tax inversion,” because that sounds much nicer than tax evasion, which is what it really is.

“These banks and hedge funds used dubious structured financial products in a giant game of ‘let’s pretend,’ costing the Treasury billions and bypassing safeguards that protect the economy from excessive bank lending for stock speculation,” Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the subcommittee, said at a news conference Monday.

H001036And this ends with Barclays using some of that tax inversion money they saved to invest in their Loophole Ace, Texas Republican Congressvarmit Jeb Hensarling, a man with an uncanny resemblance to Alfred E. Neuman.  Deutsche Bank also tossed money his way.  Jeb is the Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee.

He represents area that starts in Dallas and then heads directly east.  It has half a million people in it with a median income of $42,000 a year.  So, I suspect that not a lot of those constituents have hedge funds.

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.