(Read the full article here: Rand Paul Holds Up A Vote On Flood Insurance For Chance To Be Giant Penis)
Rand Paul (R-Above Sea Level) spent yesterday sticking it to the District of Columbiafor some reason. Now he’s got a problem with flood victims. Paul is holding up a bill extending the National Flood Insurance Program, a division of FEMA, funding for which runs out right in the middle of hurricane season. Oh, and there’s a tropical storm headed for the gulf right now….Read More
(Read the full article here: Delorean Lime Here To Turn Iconic Car Into Awful Status Symbol)
It is a truth universally acknowledged that any cultural artifact in possession of any measure of originality or authenticity will eventually be appropriated as a status symbol for rich jackassas.
Thus we bring you the Delorean limosine. Given that 80s nostalgia has passed from ironic appreciation of novelties to serious renaissance to sixteen year olds who weren’t even alive in the 80s walking around with trucker caps that say …Read More.
(Read the full article here: Victories For Hatch And Rangel Show Incumbents Are Still Strong – If They Have Money)
Once upon a time, tea-party affiliated nonprofit FreedomWorks funneling $900,000 into the Utah Republican primary would have been enough to boot a long-time incumbent like Orrin Hatch from Congress.
On Tuesday, however, just such an efforts failed: Hatch defeated his opponent, Dan Liljenquist, by more than 34 percentage points. In a primary season where seasoned incumbents have been dropping like flies to tea party backed candidates, Hatch’s win might mean the decline of tea party influence….Read more.
(Read the full article here: Roots of prejudice, Part 3: The evolution from intolerance)
In Part 1 of this series, I postulated that anti-homosexual prejudice survives within pockets of like-minded citizens who take comfort in an illusory moral consensus within their communities. In Part 2, I explained why Biblical scripture is the major justification of anti-gay sentiment around the world, and that this problem has been largely swept under the philosophical rug by gay-tolerant Christians. In the final part of this series, I conclude that to convince others to evolve past such hateful teachings, religious moderates must emerge from an ignorance of their own holy book to either dispel or defend the Bible’s position on gay rights, rather than pretend that scripture is inconsequential in this persecution….Read more.
Brian T. Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Follow him on Twitter @WritesOfMurph
(Read the full article here: How The Supreme Court Could Still Save Obamacare)
Four ways the Supreme Court could save Obamacare:
1. Anthony Kennedy and the Limiting Principle (Worst judicial cover band EVER): 5-4 in favor of Obamacare
The day health care was passed (#memories), someone cracked wise about how we might as well just drive to Anthony Kennedy’s house right now and ask him how he feels. This comment wasn’t far off the mark: Kennedy is almost certain to be the swing vote, as he has been since Sandra Day O’Connor stepped down in 2005. Unfortunately, Kennedy got to be the swing vote chair by being unpredicatible and unreadable to a Delphic degree….Read more.
(Read the full article here: Issa: “There’s No Evidence” That White House Is Involved In Fast And Furious Cover-Up)
“The decision to invoke executive privilege,” House Speaker John Boehner told the House Oversight Committee a few days ago, “is an admission that White House officials were involved in decisions that misled the Congress and have covered up the truth.”
Speaking in reference to the botched and ostensibly covered-up gun-walking program known as Operation Fast and Furious, Boehner suggested that President Obama admitted culpability when he shielded Attorney General Eric Holder from releasing more documents related to the congressional probe.…Read More
(Read the full article here: Operation Twist: Is The Fed Too Afraid Of Seeming Partisan To Help The Economy?)
In terms of influence over the next President, the Supreme Court pales in comparison to Ben Bernanke. Only Europe will have more influence than the bald, mild-mannered, and lightly-bearded Chairman of the Federal Reserve. With Congress dithering away their time lobbying softball questions at Jamie Dimon, the Fed is the only institution acting to save the recovery. Should Europe collapse, Bernanke stands alone between us and the abyss, and analyzing Bernanke’s every move has become a fevered science on Wall Street.
But weeks of speculation capped off Thursday in a disappointing decision that evoked neither excitement nor terror in the markets. Unable to commit, or ensure the success, of more aggressive action, Bernanke offered only a modest stimulus package to jolt demand…. Read More.
(Read the full article here: Romney To Swing State Governors: Shut Up About All The Jobs)
PoliticOlogy has reported before about the problem Mitt Romney is having campaigning against Barack Obama’s terrible economy in swing states where the economy is actually rebounding at above average rates.
Half of Romney’s entire campaign is that Obama has failed to turn the economy around, and his vehicle for delivering that message is ads titled “Despair” and stump speeches long on apocalyptic forebodings, i.e., Obama’s-campaign-slogan-is-‘Forward’-as-in-‘Forward-off-a-cliff’-ha-ha-get-it?… Read More.
(Read the full article here: The 10 Grossest Things About The “20 Hottest Conservative Women Bloggers” List)
Right Wing News, which should really hire someone to do their site design, fully lived up to the final word of its name on Thursday with 2012’s installment of the 20 Hottest Conservative Women in New Media. Eight conservative male bloggers contributed to the judging, of whom only one, Ali Akbar, rings a bell to PoliticOlogy, and only because he’s destroying my Twitter feed by going for the Guinness World of Records award for longest sustained internet temper tantrum about #BrettKimberlin, whoever he is.
Anyway, a few things about this, coming from your PoliticOlogist who will admit in the interest of disclosure that on Ology Media’s wall hangs a “Girls Of The 7 Line” calendar, which a couple of Ologists may or may not have found on the ground at Citi Field…Read More