Truman

May 22, 2015

For those of you who know and love Hairy Truman, I want to you know that he scampered over the rainbow bridge this morning.

He’s a regular at the beauty salon, often appearing in group shots.  He wore funny hats for us, bright jackets, and sometimes goggles.

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Truman loved walks, playing fetch, going to the groomer, and getting treats.  He hated squirrels.  Hated those little suckers.

It was great that in his last year, we gave him a toy that played back;  his own little boy.

 

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Last month they waited for treats on my kitchen floor with the same expression on their faces.

Bubba and I will miss that sweet puppy something fierce.

I hope your Memorial Day weekend is fun and safe.  I’ll be back on Tuesday unless the spirit moves me.

And please feel free to share a story about your dog.

Your Daily Louie

May 22, 2015

Okay, so Congress held a hearing on climate change and Louie Gohmert was delighted to be able to question one of the 3% of scientists who don’t think climate change is real. John Christy at the University of Alabama at Huntsville testified that humans are not causing climate change.

Well, boy howdy!, Louie jumped on that like white on rice.

His voice a’quiver with pure delight to be able to show off his book learning to a fancy college professor, Louie cleared his throat and began …

You ever feel like Galileo? You remember Galileo? The overwhelming amount of science was against Galileo, and the other side of this got money from the Church, they got money from the government from their research opposing Galileo, and yet Galileo was right.

Well, no.  Actually, NO is more correct.

Science was on Galileo’s side.  And let me see here, who exactly is on the church’s side because I forget …

galileoHowever, instead of getting money from the church, this inquisition gets money from big oil.  So, Louie actually got all this reversed. However, it is said that he pronounced Galileo’s name correctly.  He’s got that going for him.

Yes, they said Galileo was crazy.  You know who else they said was crazy, Louie?  Crazy people.

But, thank for trying, Louie. We did get value for our entertainment dollar.  Maybe next you’ll explain one of Newton’s laws for us.  Hey, I’ll buy a ticket for that.

Thanks to Tina for the heads up.

Friday Toons

May 22, 2015

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Well, Bless her Heart, Holly Solomon, Republican Operative, Is Going To The Pokey

May 21, 2015

Y’all remember me telling you about Holly Nicole Solomon, who ran over her husband with a car in 2012 when she found out that he did not go vote against President Obama.

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A judge has sentenced an Arizona woman to 3 ½ years in prison for running over her husband with an SUV because he didn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election.

Thirty-one-year-old Holly Nicole Solomon of Mesa pleaded guilty to assault charges stemming from injuries her husband suffered days after President Barack Obama was re-elected. She was sentenced on Thursday.

Maybe she could go to a Republican campaign halfway house.

Thanks, Obama.

Thanks to John for the heads up.

Huckadamnbee

May 21, 2015

 

Mike Huckabee is from Arkansas so he damn well knows better.

 

Seriously.  He said that.  Out stinkin’ loud.

At a campaign stop at an Iowa gun range yesterday, Mike Huckabee dismissed concerns about lax state requirements for gun permits, saying he wasn’t very worried about a permit-holder “not being as trained as they could be” because “a good guy armed is still better than a good guy unarmed.”

Oh yeah, Billy Bob is gonna go get himself some training with his weapon.  Yeah, he dropped outta school in the 8th grade but he recognizes that he needs more education before he accidentally shoots somedamnbody.

That’s what we need in America – more guys with guns who don’t know how to use guns.

Y’all, I hate Republicans.  God forgive me but I just hate them.

Thanks to Carl for the heads up.

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy

May 21, 2015

Okay, so you know about the former James O’Keefe compadres opening the American Phoenix Foundation in Texas where they train “journalists” to stalk non-tea-party state Republicans and secretly videotape them.  Hannah Giles and Joe Basel are not strangers to drinking at the fountain of slime.

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 12.49.18 PMIt is Republicans getting eaten by their children.  It’s a thing I truly deeply and delightfully enjoy watching.

But now it’s getting even sweeter.

Come to find out, one of their big financial supporters is a guy who pulled some major weight around the Texas capitol and helped Rick Perry try to destroy the Texas secondary public education system.  He’s semi-famous in Texas.  And it’s not that he revealed himself.  Oh no, he wouldn’t want to do that and give his enemies even more ammo against him.  He got outted.

A private foundation led by billionaire oilman and higher education critic Jeff Sandefer has given $200,000 in recent years to help bankroll a conservative nonprofit now at the center of a scheme to secretly film lawmakers and lobbyists, tax filings show.

The American Phoenix Foundation is a 501(c)(3) so they don’t have to reveal their donors.  But Sandefer’s organization – although tax exempt (Republicans will do anything to keep from paying their fair share of taxes) – has to list their donees on their IRS filing.  Bingo!

When questioned about the activities of this pet project, Sandefer had a ready answer.

“We did not get into specifics of what they were going to do. I never got that far. I never heard a specific plan to do anything,” Sandefer said.

But yet he gave $200,000 to two people involved in falsely editing ACORN tapes and illegally breaking into Senator Mary Landrieu’s office disguised as a telephone repairman to gather dirt on her.  Maybe he expected that they’d turned good and were going to feed poor little crippled children with his $200,000.

That, my friend, is enough caca del toro to fill Texas stadium.  Nobody, no body, who has ever set foot in the Texas capitol believes that story.

For its contribution to caca ownership, the American Phoenix Foundation says it has 11,000 small donors.  Yeah, sure.  Honey, if they can prove that I’ll eat grandpa’s saddle on the capitol steps and let them videotape it.

This story promises to get better and better.