Archive for December, 2016

Wait for It

December 29, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

South Carolina Republican State House member Chris Corley is a staunch defender of the confederate flag.  In fact, when his fellow Republicans refused to act when the flag was removed from the statehouse grounds in 2015, he acted.

He also sent a Christmas card with the Confederate flag on it to Republican lawmakers in 2015 after the flag came down suggesting they “ask for forgiveness of all your sins such as betrayal,” calling it a joke in his smart-aleck style. Democrats got a card with a photo of his children.

Corley’s holiday card started with: “May your Christmas be filled with memories of a happier time when South Carolina’s leaders possessed morals, convictions and the principles to stand for what is right.”

Yeah, those were happier times – when people had morals, conviction, and principles.  Maybe a little light on the morals part, but heavy on the convictions.

A South Carolina House member who rebuked his colleagues in a Christmas card for lacking morals when they took down the Confederate flag is accused of beating his wife and pointing a gun at her, deputies said.

Officers in Aiken County charged Rep. Chris Corley with a pair of felonies that could send him to prison for up to 15 years after he attacked his wife during an argument over infidelity late Monday night at their home in Graniteville, according to a police report.

Congratulations, Johnny Reb, you just won a position in the Trump administration as Secretary of Domestic Tranquility.

There was no mention of him grabbing her by the … you know.


He’s been released on $20,000 bond and can’t posses a gun until the case works its way through the courts.

I don’t mean anything ugly by this, but please notice that his hands are smaller than even Trump’s.


Well, Yeah, I Mean, It Worked So Damn Good Before

December 28, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

In a bill that should be named the Lawyer Full Employment Act, Fort Worth Republican State Representative (already cringing, huh?) Matt Krause is filing a bill to do away with no-fault divorce in Texas.

Yeah, divorce should be a battle, with finger pointing, blame, recriminations, drama, and tons of lawyer time, dammit. It should also be as hard on the kids as possible.

Krause also wants to extend the waiting period from 90 days to 180 days because a fella might need another 90 days to convince his wife that she needs some beating.  And the lawyer needs more money.

Krause is a graduate of Christian Heritage College and Liberty University Law School.  Yeah, surprise, surprise, he’s a lawyer.

He says the bill will keep families together.  How, you ask?  One of his supporters, summed it up:

“It may lower the amount of people getting a divorce because I think they will learn to not be able to afford it.”

Yeah, only rich people should be allowed to divorce.


Don’t Look! Don’t Look! I’m Warning You, Don’t Look.

December 28, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh dear Lord, you looked, didn’t you?

He took Louie Gohmert’s Goofy Crown.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

And In Other 2016 Developments, He and Netanyahu Are Going To Kill Us All

December 28, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Oh, y’all. He’s taken to twitter because all the man can understand is bumper stickers.

Get a load of this from this morning.  It’s a Twitterpalooza!


He’s going to start a damn nuclear war in the Middle East and then blame it on President Obama.  Wanna know how I know this?

Because he tweeted this right after the first two:



The next three weeks are going to be rougher than burlap underwear.

Hang in there, sanity.


Paladino’s Friends

December 28, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

Days after sending a hateful and racist email about the Obamas.  Trump New York campaign co-chair, former candidate for governor and career bigot, Carl Paladino, now says the the email was only meant for his friends, and was mistakenly sent to Artvoice in response to a 2016 year-end survey.  In his response, he said he wanted President Obama dead and Michelle to live as a man in Africa with a gorilla.  How nice.

Carl, if you think your friends would like your racist and sexist tirade, then your friends suck as bad as you.

Raging Hypocrisy

December 27, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

I’m fixing to tell you a story that leaks hypocrisy juice all over America’s doorstep if you squeeze it.

It starts with Teva Pharmaceuticals, an Israeli company that is the largest maker of generic drugs in the whole damn world.

Lookie here, right here in the good ole USA.

screen-shot-2016-12-27-at-1-00-42-pmTeva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Tea) and its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary, Teva LLC (Teva Russia), agreed to resolve criminal charges and to pay a criminal penalty of more than $283 million in connection with schemes involving the bribery of government officials in Russia, Ukraine and Mexico in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

“Teva and its subsidiaries paid millions of dollars in bribes to government officials in various countries, and intentionally failed to implement a system of internal controls that would prevent bribery,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. “Companies that compete fairly, ethically and honestly deserve a level playing field, and we will continue to prosecute those who undermine that goal.”

Oh yeah, rah-rah America.  We have laws against bribery.  You can’t bribe our lawmakers.

Well, unless you call it a “campaign contribution” or a “Super-PAC donation.”  Then you are in bribery heaven playing a harp with Captain Kidd and Blackbeard.

Take a look at $27,000 in those bribes donations from Teva in one month.  By the way, Alamo PAC is John Cornyn’s PAC.

It just hasn’t been a good month for Teva.  Earlier this month….

A wide-ranging investigation into generic drug prices took its most significant turn yet on Thursday, as state attorneys general accused two industry leaders, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Mylan, and four smaller companies of engaging in brazen price-fixing schemes — and promised that more charges were coming.

I’m not saying that only 20 states joined in because “campaign contributions” are expected to the other 30, but oh hell, I might as well say that.

And this wasn’t little drug price increases either.

One form of doxycycline, for example, went from an average market price of $20 for a bottle of 500 pills in October 2013 to an average market price of $1,849 in April 2014, according to a congressional report.

Oh Teva, we shall slap your wrist while taking a campaign contribution from your hand.

Thanks to Alfredo over at the Dairy Queen for the heads up.