Joshua Bowman, a Republican who worked for the executive office of Bush Administration on tech issues, was arrested last September with two guns and hundreds of rounds of ammo near the Capitol during an Obama speech. Though his arrest was widely reported, his connection to the Bush administration was not reported at that time and has just come to light this morning, courtesy of Mother Jones.
In just a few short days Santa will be delivering presents to the nice and coal to the naughty. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek at Santa’s list to see what some of America’s top political figures can be expecting for Christmas. There will be some surprises under the tree for Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin and others.
While Palin has refused to allow any media to ask her questions on her "book" tour, and now she's laid down the new law and is not even allowing her fellow Alaskans inside the venue where she held her last book signing in Alaska. She had the local bloggers/media identified by pictures, and on a "Banned" list, enforced by local police.
Just days after Politifiact named Palin and her "Death Panels" the Lie of the Year in 2009, cynical Sarah drags out her tired, tattered, and repeatedly debunked death panels lie for one more spin in the political game some of us call our lives.
In a stunning turn of events, Fox News has been running a holiday greeting commercial that does not say Merry Christmas, but instead wishes everyone Happy Holidays. Could there be any greater sign of their surrender in the war on Christmas than Fox News airing a spot that wishes viewers Happy Holidays?
Sarah Palin Tweets Santa in desperate bid to regain power and set Christian World right again. And threatens God, too, "Plz don’t give any toys 2 minorities. They already took my crown twice. Pointy-headed elites worry 2much. If God cared about planet, he wouldn’t be ending it in 2012. Duh."
You can call it a teaser for Countdown's whack job of the year special, but if anyone needed a recap of the wild year that Sarah Palin had, the program delivered it tonight. The one thing you'll probably notice about Palin's year is that she quit her job, fought with the media, sold books, and did nothing productive in 2009.
On FNC's America's Newsroom today, reporter Greg Palkot was delivering a report on how the recent winter weather in Europe is causing travel problems, when he added, "A pre winter storm like Europe hasn't seen in years, forget about all that global warming talk." According to Fox, snow in winter is now evidence against global warming.
John McCain was on Fox News Sunday today where he criticized President Obama for giving himself a first year grade last week. McCain said, "I don't -- presidents I know usually don't grade themselves. Usually they let the people grade them." Do you think McCain is still a little bitter?
Former DNC chairman Howard Dean was on NBC's Meet The Press today talking about the compromise healthcare bill. Dean finally answered the Republicans who have been twisting his words on healthcare, specifically John McCain. He accused McCain of using his words for something that he has no intention of endorsing.
On his radio show today Rush Limbaugh called for war with Iran, but Rush doesn't want to use ground troops but massive bombing raids. Limbaugh said, "The only way to stop them is to destroy the Iranian regime, the mullahs, and that can only be accomplished through war."
The ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Jim Inhofe, made a scathingly embarrassing appearance in Copenhagen. While the senator didn’t have any meetings scheduled in Copenhagen, he managed to put together an impromptu press conference, during which he took it upon himself to announce that "global warming was a hoax perpetrated on the world by the UN" and sold to Americans "by the Hollywood elite."
Tonight on FNC's The O'Reilly Factor, Laura Ingraham called out host Bill O'Reilly for gushing over Michelle Obama, and when she asked Bill-O if he ate an acorn cookie at the White House, O'Reilly got annoyed and called her a blind ideologue and Kool-Aid drinker who won't admit when someone is nice to her.
On the Senate floor today, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) sent Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) a strong message today when as acting president he denied Lieberman's request for more time to speak. The message was simple. If Lieberman is going to destroy healthcare reform, then he shouldn't count on getting any future help from Democrats.
Fox News broke out the editing machine again today, and this time the victim was Howard Dean. On Fox and Friends they played video of Dean saying, "We are now committed to a solution using the private insurance companies." FNC turned Dean into a tea bagger by editing any praise for the bill and criticism of insurance company CEOs.
Sarah Palin, her husband Todd and daughter Piper and son Trig left the rest of the family in Wasilla or Palmer or who knows where and took off for HI for a little R and R, where she sported her John McCain visor, but Sister Sarah had crossed out McCain’s name with black marker. Goin’ Rogue!
On his MSNBC program Countdown, host Keith Olbermann delivered a special comment about the compromise healthcare reform bill. Olbermann said, "The Senate bill with mandate must be defeated, if not in the Senate then in the House." If the bill passes, Olbermann called on his viewers to not buy insurance.
On his radio show today, Rush Limbaugh called people who support healthcare reform mentally disturbed. Citing a poll, where 51% of people supported government intervention in healthcare, Limbaugh said, "51% of the people in this poll are absolutely mentally disturbed." According to Rush it is crazy to support healthcare reform.
On his radio show today Glenn Beck wove a new conspiracy theory into his latest attack on healthcare reform, and just for kicks added some sexism. Beck said that labor unions and Soros Foundation are behind healthcare reform. He added healthcare reform is like asking a crazy woman to marry you, because chicks never change.
On the House floor Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) spoke out about the House's decision to tie an extension in unemployment benefits to $130 billion in additional war funding, "What a cruel choice Congress is forcing on people out of work. Put your sons and daughters on the firing line and we will pay you for being in the unemployment line."