The new Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The new Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Onion tests satire limits with fake Congress hostage report - Matt Wells investigates.
I laughed, but only because I am imagining a reaction like the fake congress video that conservatives were freaking out about.
Which, by the way, PEOPLE STILL THINK IS REAL.
I need to stop tumbling from my phone…
The 12-person supercommittee in Congress charged with reducing the federal deficit by Turkey Day has now been given the task of finding a way to pay for Obama’s new $450-billion dollar job-creation bill. What I’m having a hard time understanding is why, after almost 2 years of complaining about his lack of attention to the unemployment situation in this country, Republicans are now complaining about a plan to deal with that very problem (however vague that plan may be) ??
Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), a freshman senator, says “It’s a little discouraging that at some point he’s going to give us additional responsibilities when we’re struggling to meet the ones we already have.” I’ve got a suggestion for Sen. Portman and the rest of the “cast of 12”, maybe it wouldn’t be so hard if you understood that there has to be compromise. Adults in the workplace get additional assignments all the time, added onto an already massive pile, and are expected to get it done in a timely manner. Stop bitching, buckle down, and get to work. I know 2-year-old children who don’t have as many tantrums and make as much noise as those GOPers on Capitol Hill.
You want to know why you guys are always the source of late-night comedic jokes ?? Because you ARE a joke. If you did your job with even a modicum of respect for yourself, your peers, and your nation, we’d have no reason to make fun of you. As it stands now, you deserve whatever you get. Now, GET TO WORK !! And be speedy about it. I want to have a peaceful Turkey Day, with my football and green beans.
First, let’s clear any misconceptions my readers might have about Muslim Americans;
[A] recent Gallup poll provided insight into how Muslims actually view themselves and their place in the United States. Overwhelming majorities say they consider themselves to be loyal U.S. citizens and feel confident in their future as Americans. Greater than 90% of Muslims say that they reject the ideology of terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda, and Muslims are the most likely of any religious group to believe that violence against civilians is always unjustified, regardless of the perpetrator. Despite their general feelings of confidence in and loyalty towards America, Muslims as a community continue to be subjected to indiscriminate scrutiny and harassment from law enforcement agencies and government, as well as from significant minorities among other ethno-religious groups within their own country. 48% of American Muslims report to have been target of discrimination within the past year, a figure which has no doubt been influenced by hatred and mistrust resulting from a full decade of war and conflict between the U.S. and Muslim majority countries.
This comes in the wake of the third hearing by Peter King about the ‘radicalization of Muslims’. King likes to repeat lies about the Muslim community (“up to 80 percent of the mosques in America were controlled by Islamic radicals”, he said in 2004). These farcical hearings are having a devastating effect on Muslim communities in America. Sheila Jackson (a democratic representative from Texas), put it well when she said that the trials serve only to “demonize and castigate a whole broad base of human beings”. The effects of this witch hunt are clearly reflected in public opinion;
More than half of Muslim-Americans in a new poll say that government anti-terrorism policies single them out for increased surveillance and monitoring, and many report increased cases of name-calling, threats and harassment by airport security, law enforcement officers and others… 43 percent reported they had personally experienced harassment in the past year, according to the poll released Tuesday.
This hate mongering is bad enough by itself, but it becomes a clear case of cultural hypocrisy when you take into account Rep. King’s history with the Irish terrorist group, the IRA. In the 1980’s when the IRA killed civilians in an attack on a military base, King said;
Peter King will not place moral culpability on the IRA for the civilians it killed in an attack, but will condemn the entire Muslim American community for actions it had nothing to do with, for a very simple reason: Peter King does not like Muslims.
Because, you know, there are no “anti-government” white dudes vying for the GOP nomination yet.