The Daily Show's Jon Stewart turns the “Obama’s a dictator” hate back on conservatives who are suddenly in love with… dictator Vladimir Putin.
IN SMARM’S WAY House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) orders ranking member U.S.Rep. Elijah Cummings’s (D-MD) microphone turned off after adjourning a hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building March 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. Issa adjuourned after the witness, former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, pleaded the Fifth during the hearing; the Congressional Black Caucus has since called for the removal of Issa from the committee. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images via The Grio / NBC News)
Christ, what an asshole.
Stephen Colbert awesomely calls out Iowa Republican and avowed homophobe Steve King — who says gays and lesbians need to have their sexual orientation “independently verified”— by suggesting people send King “photos and / or videos proving that they’re gay.”
“I haven’t seen it. It was going to win. It had the magic word in the title: slave.”
Soon-to-perish-in-Hell conservative talk show host RUSH LIMBAUGH, on why the film 12 Years A Slave won the Best Picture Oscar.
(via the New York Daily News)
“Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona. I have not heard of one example in Arizona where a business owner’s religious liberty has been violated.
The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences.
After weighing all of the arguments, I vetoed Senate Bill 1062 moments ago.
To the supporters of the legislation, I want you to know that I understand that long-held norms about marriage and family are being challenged as never before.
Our society is undergoing many dramatic changes. However, I sincerely believe that Senate Bill 1062 has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve.
It could divide Arizona in ways we cannot even imagine and no one would ever want.
Religious liberty is a core American and Arizona value. So is non-discrimination.”
She vetoed it, yes. But read the language in her veto letter and take it for what it’s worth: Brewer and others like her continuing to put the “definition” of marriage before the issue of civil and human rights.
(via The Arizona Republic)
BACKGROUND: What #GOPTeens do when they #forget not to take an #Internet break once in a while.
Tennessee would be the only state in the country to charge no tuition or fees to incoming students under the proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, which policy analysts called a big step toward a better-educated work force.
…The fact that people are outraged over this ad is outrageous itself. People indignant that others would have the audacity to sing ‘America the Beautiful’ in a language other than English, when America was built on opening its arms to the world? The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn’t say ‘give me your English-speaking only, Christian-believing, heterosexual masses.’ It says ‘give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, tempest-tost.’
Have we forgotten that every one of us ‘Americans’ except for Native Americans, are descendants of foreigners?
That the English language is from England?
…”America the Beautiful,” in any language, is still America the beautiful.
It has also come to light that a person within the Christie administration communicated the Christie administration’s order that certain lanes on the George Washington Bridge were to be closed, and evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the period when the lanes were closed, contrary to what the Governor stated publicly in a two-hour press conference he gave immediately before Mr. Wildstein was scheduled to appear before the Transportation Committee. Mr. Wildstein contests the accuracy of various statements that the Governor made about him and he can prove the inaccuracy of some.”
Excerpt from a letter by attorney ALAN ZEGAS, who represents former Port Authority member David Wildstein; Wildstein was NJ governor Chris Christie’s appointee to the board.
The gun: it is smoking.
(via The NY Times)
Jon Stewart’s epic rant against Republican obstructionism — starting Day One of Obama’s administration — from last night’s The Daily Show.