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Protesting took a turn for the ridiculous today when at least seven nude protestors stormed the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) at the Longworth House Office Building. More nude activists were in the hallway outside his office, joining in the protest. Budget cuts being proposed as part of the fiscal cliff negotiations led these activists to strip down in protest.
This article really made me mad:GOP’s trouble is not with color, it’s with kindThe GOP doesn’t have a problem with black. Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, Allen West, Mia Love, Vernon Parker and many others are respected conservatives of color. The issue is the kind of black that Republicans prefer.
Facing the looming fiscal cliff yet again, entitlement spending must be on the table. Democrats freely accuse their Republican counterparts of having their sacred cows in the form of defense spending and tax cuts on the "wealthy," while balking at anything resembling cuts to entitlement spending. If only the Obama of today agreed with the Obama of 2009 who said, "you don't raise taxes in the middle of a recession...
On Sunday several Republican would-be darlings of the liberal media signalled their willingness to raise taxes, despite longstanding unified opposition in their party and despite indications that Democrats would treat Obama's narrow election win as a major mandate and refuse spending cuts except to defense.
Kevin The Geek - Harassed By City Government For Exercising First Amendment Rights
You may recall this story from August, shortly after Obama uttered those famous words about business owners not building that. Kevin Kerwin of Lake Oswego, Oregon, put up a sign in his shop window that said, "Hey Obama ... I BUILT MY BUSINESS BY MYSELF YOU INCOMPETENT LOUSY EXCUSE FOR A PRESIDENT ... I'm KevintheGeek and I approve this message".
Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of senators asked President Obama to consider issuing a permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline. These nine Democrat senators and nine Republicans asked Obama to approve the pipeline to help create jobs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
With Congress set to convene to tackle sequestration and the fiscal cliff, the talk has once again centered around federal budget cuts and their potential effects. Tax hikes are back on the table, according to a few prominent Republicans this weekend. A large number of difficult military cuts looms. But few are thinking about the other layers of public spending that will be affected. State budgets will see massive effects from a potent mix of direct spending cuts and revenue reductions based, ironically, on the expiration of the Bush Tax Cuts.
It's Rather Transparent - The EPA is Hiding Something