March 23, 2015

Political reincarnation, or just an uncanny resemblance?

The odds of ever becoming president are the same for Ted Cruz today as they were for his ideological progenitor six decades ago.

April 10, 2013

Florida legislature takes one small progressive step

While Florida legislators’ brain cells are too densely arranged to comprehend the definition of equality, the need to fund education and research, the value of protecting the environment, the crime of denying health care to the vulnerable, or the insanity of unlimited weaponry in the hands of criminals and the mentally unstable – they are finally changing the definition of their own behavior. One small step ...

 Bill eliminates "mental retardation" in state law

A Florida House panel has unanimously cleared a bill that would remove the term "mental retardation" from state laws and replace it with "intellectual disability."

The House Health and Human Services committee voted up the bill (HB 1119) on Tuesday. It also would replace "mentally retarded" with "intellectually disabled."

The change would not affect the content or effect of any laws. Proponents of the bill say the word "retarded" is outdated and has become offensive.

Forty-three states have already taken steps to remove the word "retarded" from their laws. President Obama signed a law in 2010 striking use of the term in federal policy.

February 15, 2013

Political Reincarnation

Joe McCarthy 1954 - Ted Cruz 2013

May 10, 2012

Bully for you, Mitten Ticklebritches!

“I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.” – Mitten Ticklebritches

Once a bully, always a bully? Take Governor Ticklebritches' attitudes and policies toward gays, immigrants, the poor, the unemployed, college students, people without health care insurance, and anyone else who can’t write him a six-digit check or help him land the job he covets.

And if you get in his way, get ready for a swift kick -- or perhaps a haircut. 

Today we’re expected to believe Mitt Romney's claim that he cannot recall a vicious attack he led against a high school classmate. It’s bad enough if the jokester is lying about his memory, but even worse if bullying comes so natural to him that the incident was easily forgotten.

But not to worry. If anybody was hurt by “a lot of high jinks and pranks during high school, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney chortled.

Obviously. He's "running for office, for Pete's sake!"

He does not apologize, however, for manipulating his memories. While he can't remember this incident, he can recall saving the U. S. auto industry. Really? Wanna bet? Ten thousand dollars?

Like his principles, Mitt's memories are free-floating: “I certainly don’t believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual.”

And he finds that explanation perfectly fine, no doubt even marvelous, or just the right height -- or at least good for a chuckle. Haha!

Here's Mitt being Mitt. Witness the mind of a bully.