Why are we paying the House of Representatives to do nothing?
Go look at a December 2013 Calendar. Or, you can look at this really plain one I just jacked from the Internet.
There are 22 business days left in this year. Most people have 19 days of work left this year, taking into account that Dec 24, 25 and 31 are usually holidays for most people.
Our US Representatives only have 8 days of work left, after only meeting for 126 days this year. When they did finally manage to meet, they passed less legislation than any Congress since the 1940s. So what are we even paying them to do?
4:01 pm • 2 December 2013 •
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Top 10 Stories: Nov 17 - Nov 23
- I say we start testing our politicians for drugs.? [GO]
- I also say we start testing Kimye for drugs after that awful video. [GO]
- Fist Brown must absolutely be on drugs after throwing rocks at his mother. [GO]
1:00 pm • 24 November 2013 •
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The conversation we need to be having is about why politicians aren’t drug tested.
This past summer, the House of Representatives passed an amendment which would allow states to administer drug tests to food stamps recipients. The idea is, with our budget issues and overspending, we shouldn’t hand out money to people for benefits when those benefits are allowing them to direct funds toward illegal activity. In effect, taxpayers are paying for people to get high.
So. Why is it that these same lawmakers who vote to allow drug testing for welfare recipients are refusing to push for our politicians to receive drug testing?
12:00 pm • 20 November 2013 •
Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE)…another plagiarizing Republican.
Remember during the government shutdown and the news frequently discussed which politicians were refusing their paychecks? And Lee Terry came out with “I need my paycheck to pay for my nice house" so all y’all can suck it? Well, it would be real cute if he would actually earn that paycheck and get some legislating done. At the very least he could come up with his own talking points instead of copying them almost verbatim from a speech someone else gave.
12:01 pm • 18 November 2013 •
Is the Senate blocking all of Obama’s nominees because they’re sexist?
That’s the question being asked now that Nina Pillard, a law professor at the University of Georgetown, has been filibustered in Obama's attempt to fill a vacancy on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. This makes the 20th person Obama has nominated to various positions that the Senate has halted for no real reason. A large number of those nominees have been women, so Democrats are now accusing Senate Republicans of blocking progress out of sexism.
I just think they’re plain ol’ racist and they’re still upset that we have a black president.
6:00 pm • 14 November 2013 •
The 2016 Democratic Primary is turning into 2008 all over again.
This election cycle is about to get real turnt up real quick and we are in for another contentious primary that nobody planned for.
Remember the last couple of years of Dubbya's presidency when it was all-but-decided that Hillary would clinch the Democratic nomination? And then Obama and John Edwards jumped in the ring? And she took the leftovers and served as Secretary of State instead?
That’s about to happen again and I’m actually afraid for Hillary if Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren snatches this nomination out from under her.
4:01 pm • 12 November 2013 •
A white man from Texas pretended to be black so he could get elected.
We must really be living in our last days.
He says he didn’t, but he’s also a Republican so his word carries as much worth as a Burger King coupon that says “not redeemable for cash value” in the fine print. I think they also stamp “1/1000 cent” on there to just to be extra-hateful. Yeah, I’m not really buying Dave Wilson’s denials.
10:00 am • 12 November 2013 •