• “Get big gubmint out of my wallet and back into my sister’s uterus where it belongs!”

    Looks like your computer’s hypocrite check is on the blink, BT.

    I think you meant “your sister’s uterus” (and your daughter’s, and your wife’s, etc., etc., ad wingnuttium).

    You know most of these very same folks will be the first ones across the state line “visiting their cousin” when their own lives/families are affected and they need to find some place a bit less “protective.”

  • verchiel commented on the blog post Egypt Cuts the Internet as Regime Braces Itself for Protests

    2011-01-28 06:38:34View | Delete

    Wonderful regional allies we have, eh? But remember, “they hate us for our freedom,” not our billions in aid to repressive regimes with a foot firmly planted on “their” necks.

  • verchiel commented on the blog post CT Sen: Lieberman’s Retirement Good News for Democrats

    2011-01-19 09:59:56View | Delete

    About time some good news was attributable to Rape Gurney Joe.

  • “Now why does this seem familiar? Oh yeah, someone was calling for similar disenfranchisement for the same reasons not so long ago. I wonder who that could have been…”

    So, to be clear, efforts designed to make it more difficult for people–largely, young, impoverished, and minority people–to vote in general elections is “similar” to efforts to eliminate the ability for a minority of Senators to keep legislation supported by a majority of Senators from even coming to a final vote **in which they would still participate**??

    The equivalence isn’t just false, it’s positively delusional.

  • Torture requires us to look forward, not back.

    Exposing torture and misconduct reqires throwing someone in a hole until his mind snaps.

    God Bless America.

  • verchiel commented on the diary post Washington Post’s “Balanced” Opinions Page on Giffords Shooting by Jim White.

    2011-01-11 07:13:08View | Delete

    Waiting periods and Brady restrictions are needed – as well as restrictions on “open carry” and a permit system for “concealed carry”

    Again, those measures wouldn’t influence a case like this. What restrictions are going a stop someone without a criminal or mental health record? How does a waiting period affect a premeditated act (Loughner bought [...]

  • verchiel commented on the diary post Washington Post’s “Balanced” Opinions Page on Giffords Shooting by Jim White.

    2011-01-11 06:29:47View | Delete

    In so much as I strongly advocate for requiring thorough background checks for firearm purchases, I’m in agreement with Robinson. However, beyond the ready availability of high capacity magazines like those Loughner used, I fail to see how the horiffic events in Tucson had “everything to do with our nation’s insane refusal to impose reasonable [...]

  • verchiel commented on the blog post Iowa’s Shame

    2011-01-11 05:48:52View | Delete

    – Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she was “very concerned that [Obama] may have anti-American views.” [10/17/08]

    – Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) called Obama “an enemy of humanity” for his pro-choice views. [09/26/09]

    – Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) called Obama “a more serious threat to America than al Qaeda,” and said he was “a dedicated enemy of the Constitution.” [07/22/10]

    – Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said that the Obama administration was a “gangster government.” [11/12/09]

    – Bachmann, too, accuses Obama of heading a “gangster government.” [06/10/09]

    – As Republican vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin famously said Obama is “palling around with terrorists.” [10/04/10]

    Yeah, Steve, if only we could figure out where those “vile, vindictive or malicious attitudes” come from…

  • verchiel commented on the diary post Lieberman: No Labels Movement Blames Hyperpartisanship as Source of Violence by Ryan Cook.

    2011-01-10 21:36:48View | Delete

    Watching ‘splosions is harmful to kids, but national political figures telling their constituents that their opponents are traitors and domestic enemies hell-bent on killing grandma isn’t worth mentioning, eh?

    Always admired Rape Gurney Joe’s ability to keep his eye on the ball…

  • verchiel commented on the diary post Politico Polishes Boehner’s Knob by Teddy Partridge.

    2011-01-10 21:30:48View | Delete

    “Politico Polishes Boehner’s Knob”

    A bit like observing that “fish swims,” isn’t it?