"We're Republican by registration, but I'd even vote for a communist right now if they would start to change the way we're running the country," Halfpenny said, adding he thinks Democrats in power are leading the nation toward socialism, a Tea Party lament. "We need to get our Constitution back."
Perhaps all this "difference of opinion" might be solved if we came up with a federal program to buy everyone a dictionary, so that people can understand the words they are using.
Dude, let me restate what you just said in a manner which might make the absurdity of what you said a bit easier to understand.
"I would vote for a Soviet commissar before I would vote for a British Member of Parliament."
This just in from David Limbaugh, brother of the Oxycontin addict:
Barack Obama, itching to implement his gigantic stimulus package as soon as possible, is dangling the idea of combining his spending package with a tax cut in hopes of securing another kind of stimulus — Republican support for his package. Republicans should remember that when you polish manure, you still have manure.
Says the man with a two inch thick veneer of polish.
ABC News' Steven Portnoy reports: In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by "attacks" from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama.
Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
OK, Don Pardo, shall we go to the Magic Intertubes and look up the First Amendment?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Has the United States Congress made any law which has prohibited Sarah Palin's from exercising her religion, or establishing a religion which it has forced her to adhere to?
Has the United States Congress made any law which has prohibited Sarah Palin from saying what she wishes to say?
Has the United States Congress made any law which has prohibited Sarah Palin from starting her own newspaper, TV station, radio station, or blog?
Has the United States Congress made any law which has prevented Sarah Palin peaceably assembling her supporters and petitioning the government for a redress of grievances?
I believe I can say, with absolute certainty that the United States Congress has done NONE of these things.
Sarah Palin, however, a candidate for the executive branch of the United States government, seems to have a problem with the press being able to exercise its First Amendment rights.
In short, Ms. Palin does not understand that the First Amendment protects citizens from the government, not the government from citizens.
A kindergarten student with a freshly spiked Mohawk haircut has been suspended by school authorities who said the hair was a distraction for other students.
Michelle Barile, the mother of 6-year-old Bryan Ruda, said nothing in the Parma Community School handbook prohibits the haircut, characterized by closely shaved sides with a strip of prominent hair on top.
"I understand they have a dress code. I understand he has a uniform. But this is total discrimination," she said. "They can't tell me how I can cut his hair."
An administrator at the suburban Cleveland charter school first warned Barile last fall that the haircut wasn't acceptable. The school later sent another warning to her reiterating the ban.
Mohawks violate the school's policy on being properly groomed, school Principal Linda Geyer said. Also, the school district's dress code doesn't mention Mohawks, but it does allow school officials to forbid anything that interferes with the conduct of education.
From an interview with Jonah Goldberg at Salon.com:
Question: [T]here's a perception that your argument comes down to things like both Nazis and liberals being proponents of organic food. Is that how it works? Because the Nazis liked dogs and I like dogs, I'm a Nazi?
Goldberg: I don't believe that liberals are Nazis; I believe that if Nazism came to the United States it is entirely possible that liberals would be at the forefront of the battle to stop it. So would conservatives. I'm not trying to do any argument ad Hitlerum in this book.
Huh? OK dude, I'm confused. If you don't think liberals are Nazis, then why do you portray liberals as Nazis right on the cover of your book!!
Congress ignored President Bush's certain veto Tuesday and sent him legislation ordering troops out of Iraq, underscoring the action with a Capitol ceremony on the fourth anniversary of Bush's "Mission Accomplished" speech on the war.
Even as they urged the president to change his mind and sign the bill, Democratic leaders quietly considered what might be included or kept out of their next version.
In a day of high-stakes political theater, Democrats held an unusual signing ceremony of the $124.2 billion bill before sending it to the White House.
"The president has put our troops in the middle of a civil war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Reality on the ground proves what we all know: A change of course is needed."
For his part, Bush flew to Florida to meet with military commanders and said the Democratic proposal would turn Iraq into a "cauldron of chaos."