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Please, Explain This To Me

By The Reverend Published: February 27, 2010

Stalemate Or Checkmate?

By The Reverend Published: February 26, 2010

What was interesting coming from Republicans at the Health Care Summit yesterday was their dedication to their talking points. Republicans can't govern, but by god, they can stick to those talking points.

Each Republican said exacly the same thing to Obama: "We want you Democrats to scrap your existing health reform legislation and start over."

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What A Conspiracy Looks Like

By The Reverend Published: February 25, 2010

No, the above picture is not from's New Orleans, 2005

From a FEMA statement on September 2, 2005....

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Ex-Bushie Calls For The Waaambulances

By The Reverend Published: February 24, 2010

The Reverend does not care for Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for G.W. Bush. I'm sure he's a fine man and all, but, when I read his columns at the Washington Post, or reprinted in the AB Journal (and they reprint them all), he always comes across as a sniveling weenie.

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Promoting Discrimination In Virginia

By The Reverend Published: February 23, 2010

One of the elections Republicans love pointing to and braying about, along with the election of GOP President, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, is the recent Virginia election for governor.

The Republican, Bob McDonnell, won that Viginia election for governor by a wide margin....and along with the New Jersey GOP governor win....many conservatives, and virtually all media Villagers, started trumpeting the end of the Obama era (a whole 1 year) and the return of Republicans and conservatives to power.

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Cover-Up Completed

By The Reverend Published: February 20, 2010

CPAC'ers Love Dick

By The Reverend Published: February 19, 2010

Conservatives are meeting this weekend. It's time again for the annual CPAC (conservative political action committee) convention.

If I'm not mistaken, last year's CPAC convention had Rush Limbaugh as it's keynote speaker.

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The Mount Vernon Statement

By The Reverend Published: February 18, 2010

Republicans are great at making statements, contracts, lists, etc. Republicans are not great at governing, though, we've learned once again so painfully under Bush-Cheney and a majority GOP Congress. Republicans still insist that government is the problem.

On the heels of the Great Republican Thinker, Newton Gingrich's Contract With/On America....another GOP list with the intent of trashing governance came out yesterday.

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Where We're Headed

By The Reverend Published: February 17, 2010

Story of this Wisconsin billboard here.

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Bye, Bayh

By The Reverend Published: February 16, 2010

Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) announced yesterday that he would not run for re-election this fall. Here is one of the primary reasons Bayh gave for his decision.....

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Cheney's Shadow Government In 10th Year

By The Reverend Published: February 15, 2010

Here we are beginning the second year of the Obama administration....and it's deja vu all over again. 2010 will mark the 10th year of Dick Cheney's 'shadow' administration.

At the beginning of 2009, the 9th year of the Cheney 'shadow' administration, we saw still-vice-president Dick Cheney and his newly appointed Sec. of State, daughter Liz Cheney, frightening Americans in their tagteam efforts to keep Guantanamo open, keep torture on the table and keep 9-11 perpetrator trials, secret.

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How It's Done

By The Reverend Published: February 13, 2010

UPDATED with video below:

I was talking to one of my daughters awhile back when she said to me that the U.S. had enough oil right here in North America to become independent of foreign sources, and all that we had to do as a nation was get it out of the ground.

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How Can Jobs Be Created?

By The Reverend Published: February 12, 2010

How America Rolls

By The Reverend Published: February 11, 2010

By now, most readers will have heard that health insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, is raising health insurance rates for approximately 800,000 Californians, on average, between 30-39%, starting next month.

If a Californian's Anthem policy used to be, say, $8000 per year, the increases would raise that same policy cost to somewhere around $10,500 per year. Nice profit-taking work, you know, if you can get it.

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What "We Now Know"

By The Reverend Published: February 10, 2010

Mitch McConnell (R-KY), minority leader of the Senate, opposes Barack Obama's presidency so much he is willing to smear his former Dear Leader, George W. Bush.....

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Republican Pre-Conditions

By The Reverend Published: February 9, 2010

Remember all the noise from neo-conservatives over the thought of President Obama sitting down with....gasp....Iranian leaders?

Remember all those ignorant Villager gotcha questions Obama fielded during the presidential election campaign over...gasp....sitting down with Iranian leaders?

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Telling The Baggers What They Want To Hear

By The Reverend Published: February 8, 2010

As we have witnessed in real time.....ex 1/2 term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, is an opportunist. Sarah is in it for the money, and perhaps the fame. That's why she quit the governor's job. Palin's brief stint as McCain's VP running mate gave her just the right amount of exposure to make leaving the governor's job that's what she did. The report so far is that her book "Going Rogue" has made Sarah and the First Dude it's all working out the way Sarah had imagined. Good for her.

What Sarah Palin is a serious political candidate. Sarah, as we all witnessed during the 2008 campaign, has little, if any, understanding of...well....much of anything. When it comes to national and international policies, history, America's system of law,....or stuff like "war"....Sarah Palin is little more than a female version of Fox's Sean Hannity.....clueless, disingenuous, or both.

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Anti-Catholic Bigotry? Really?

By The Reverend Published: February 6, 2010

Because I am a hellbound, critic of religion.....and an unapologetic athiest unafraid to point out hypocrisy, lies, or anti-scientific, supernaturalistic rhetoric wherever I see it.....I have often been labeled an anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish bigot.

That's fine, of course,...I'm not bigoted towards any specific religion or denomination, let alone the folks who sit in the pews.....but this is America, and people have every right to say whatever they want to.

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The Long Awaited GOP Ideas

By The Reverend Published: February 5, 2010

During the health care "debate", many Republicans rose to their feet, grabbed the nearest megaphone, and shouted that Democrats were threatening Medicare. Those collectivist Democrats, if one was to believe Republicans, were going to "eliminate services" for seniors on Medicare. At least that's what "real Americans" like ex-governor Sarah Palin and Iowa Senator Charles Grassley told us. The nation was warned repeatedly of the upcoming "death panels" that Medicare beneficiaries would face under a Democratic "takeover" of everyone's health care. The "Democrat" health care reform plan would wind up....well you remember...."pulling the plug on grandma."

On Monday, I heard Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) tell a Hardball audience that Social Security should be privatized in the same fashion G.W. Bush had proposed in 2005. Working Americans would have "personal" or "private" funds, replacing traditional Social Security, and those funds would be available for placement in the stock market. Hensarling said that Americans under 55 should have their future SS checks reduced.

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Desperately Seeking Attention

By The Reverend Published: February 4, 2010

It started during the 2008 presidential campaign. Republicans exclusively appealing to the radical-right base. Sarah Palin was front and center leading the effort, spewing nonsensical contradictions, ignorant and mistaken sound bites, and wild-eyed wingnut-pleasing mockery of Democrats, specifically Obama.

After the GOP's crushing defeat in that election cycle, I appealed to Republicans to quit talking, you know, crazy stuff. Quit lying and acting like a bunch of unhinged nuts.....admit conservative and GOP failures...and rebuild their disgraced political party. Simply appealing to a small minority of excitable and angry wingers was not the path back to respectability or trustworthiness.

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Cold, Calculated, Cash-Rewarded Lying

By The Reverend Published: February 3, 2010

Frank Luntz, GOP "word consultant", looking like he's squeezing out another loaf of deception.

For many years now, Republicans haven't had any new policy ideas to offer to the American people. By definition, conservatism is against change...unless it's regressive (good old days and all that) no new ideas coming from Republicans is to be expected. It's in the GOP DNA.

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Was Jesus An Immature Dissenter?

By The Reverend Published: February 2, 2010

Pope Benedict announced yesterday that he would be traveling to the United Kingdom this September for a visit. Benedict also said a few other things as he spoke to English and Wales Catholic Bishops visiting the Vatican yesterday. The 'few other things' should make for some interesting fireworks when the Pope arrives in Britain this September.....

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Boxing Oneself In

By The Reverend Published: February 1, 2010

Intro: Today's Republicans often refer to Ronald Reagan as their great mentor. The Republican word made flesh, so to speak. Reagan, while campaigning, would say, provocatively, that government, itself, is America's problem, and not part of any solution. Today's Republicans, no longer capable of differentiating between rhetoric and reason, have become Reagan literalists.

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