Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hey GOP, Clemens shouldn't be the only one facing perjury.

Jury selection is underway in the Roger Clemens perjury trial where a litany of past baseball greats including Bonds, McGwire, Sosa, and Palmeiro, all with checkered PED pasts, are expected to testify.   If you thought getting 12 jurors for the Casey Anthony trial was difficult, try getting 12 unbiased jurors with no opinion of one of baseball’s most polarizing players.
Pyeongchang, South Korea gets 2012 Winter Olympics.  Leading to scores of reporters struggling to correctly pronounce the host city, screams of fix as the South Koreans push and shove their way to short track speed skating gold, and taped delay broadcasts with ratings on par with NHL games as Americans learn of results through that recent development:  The Internet.
California Governor Jerry Brown is weighing a bill that will require public schools to teach the history and accomplishments of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. His decision could be significant because California is the largest textbook buyer in the United States, representing almost 15 percent of the $3.5 billion market.  Now, I am all for equal rights, same sex marriage, repeal of DADT, and partner benefits, but to say that gays and lesbians deserve special recognition for achievements in history smells of overreach.  Gaining equality does not require special treatment and overexposure.
Proving that the U.S. does not have a monopoly on a tone deaf dipshit bureaucrats Alasdair Thompson, chief executive of New Zealand's Employers and Manufacturers Association suggested women earned less than men because "once a month they have sick problems." He added that when women become mothers "they have to take time off to go home" to look after their children. 
I heard Rush Limbaugh go on how the Obama administration is killing space exploration by cutting NASA funding.  So let me get this right, Big Government is bad unless the idea of cutting government spending comes from a Democratic President.
Did you know the U.S. is now ranked 23rd in the world in terms of infrastructure quality?  Yep, we’re right behind Chile and Spain.  And yet when facing a rapid collapse that will make the Ottoman Empire look like a powerhouse for millennia, House and Senate Republicans continue to resist the concept of a $500Billion National Investment Bank.  Why?  Do they hate Obama that much that they would sacrifice the Republic?
I hate the politics of politics.  These hypocritical scumbag Republican congressmen who go after pork spending and stimulus money and then have the balls to say we spend too much in infrastructure.  From the Huffington Post: Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) petitioned the Department of Transportation, for instance, to spend $13 million for a port project in his home district. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) asked the department for $4.365 million for airport runway repairs for his district. Rep. Steven Southerland (R-Fla.) wrote a letter to the department encouraging it to guarantee a loan for the company Boldini, S.A to build off shore vessels at a shipyard in Panama City, Fla. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) pressed the department to send funds for high-speed rail construction to New York after they had been rejected by Gov. Rick Scott of Florida.

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