About That Lion Killer

July 28, 2015

Okay, if you’re on social media you know all about the American dentist who bribed Zimbabwe officials $55,000 to kill a beloved and iconic 13 year old lion, who was then skinned and beheaded.

His name is Walter Palmer and he’s a dentist in Minnesota.

Cecil the lion, known for his black mane, was about 13 years old and a famous attraction for wildlife tourists in Zimbabwe until, earlier this month, he was tempted outside a national park using bait and shot with a bow and arrow. He is believed to have taken 40 hours to die.

He’s a repeat customer.

In 2008, Palmer pleaded guilty to a felony charge tied to his shooting of a black bear in an unauthorized area of western Wisconsin, according to federal court documents.

You can flip over here and see all the other trophy animals he’s hunted.

But here’s the part you didn’t know but probably suspected.  This sumbitch is a Republican.  Here ya go.

Click the little one to see the big one.  He’s a Romney donor.

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

Yeah, The Follow The Constitution Stuff? Not So Much Now.

July 28, 2015

The 14th amendment to the Constitution of the United Damn States of America grants citizenship to any person born on American soil.  Unless, of course, our Attorney General Ken “Mr. Felony” Paxton decides he doesn’t like them personally.

ken_paxton_bioIn the last year, the state has refused to issue birth certificates to children who were born in Texas to undocumented parents. In May, four women filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Texas Department of State Health Services alleging constitutional discrimination and interference in the federal government’s authority over immigration.

Our attorney general has decided that Texas is not going to issue birth certificates to natural born citizens as required under the 14th Amendment.

He took an oath of office.

I, Ken Paxton, do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of Attorney General of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God.

I think they figure that anything after the Second Amendment is just wasted paper.

Thanks to Elizabeth for the heads up.

Thank You, Javier!

July 28, 2015

My young friend Javier Gamboa is just about the cutest darn thing you’ll ever see, plus he’s smart as an owl with a dictionary.  He is head of communications at the Texas Democratic Party and has come up with some dandy games to play.

You know how everyone is always talking about Donald Trump being racist and crazy?  But nobody hardly ever talks about how Texas boy Dan Patrick makes Trump look like a sweetie pie.  So, Javier came up with a way to tell which was which.

Click on over right here.  Let me now how you did.

Fun With Guns: Because Ka-Pow! Edition

July 28, 2015

Okay, so in Cleveland last March a police office shot and killed an 18 year old unarmed man who had just burglarized a convenience store.  While the case is being investigated, Officer Alan Buford is assigned to desk duty and not allowed to work any extra security jobs on the side.

His fellow officer felt sorry for him so they decided to do a fundraiser and have a raffle to raise money for him.  The raffle part is where I have a problem.

 

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They are raffling a Glock 26, which is the same size most officers in the department use, and could have been the same kind of gun used to kill the 18 year old.

The police association said they didn’t find this distasteful in the least. “That is what we do. We take care of each other when nobody else does,” said an association representative.

This is not Officer Buford’s first brush with the law.

Buford was arrested in 2010 and charged with felony hit-and-run after police said he drove away from the scene of an accident. He eventually pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges and was allowed to return to work.

Yeah, I guess they do take care of each other.

Thanks to chloe bear for the heads up.

 

David Barton Can Kiss My Ten Dollar Butt

July 28, 2015

David Barton is a Texan who fancies himself the intellectual lead of the religious right.  I suppose he does have a triple digit IQ.  But, it’s not much higher than the temperature of an average Texas August.  In the shade.  Before noon.

david-bartonYesterday on his radio show, Barton announced that putting a woman on the ten dollar bill would ‘denigrate’ the Treasury Department.

And the reason it would denigrate the Treasury Department is … not near enough white males on our money.  Okay, so I made that up, but that is real close to what he’s saying.

Now he makes some other argument about our founding fathers.  Hell, Hamilton wasn’t put on the ten dollar bill until 1923.  He’s staying on the ten dollar bill but there will be a hooter toter on the other damn side.

All hat and no … brains.

Thanks to everybody for heads up.

Hey Ted, Can You Loan Me a Dime?

July 27, 2015

Well, this is just dandy.  Two billionaire brothers, usually intensely private, just dumped $15 million on Ted Cruz.

ted-cruz-really-24784_186x186The brothers made their money in fracking and stay very low profile because they belong to a crazybutt church that takes every single word in the Bible literally which means they cannot explain if Adam and Eve had belly buttons.

As of last year, they owned more than 310,000 acres of land in the state, making them Montana’s largest private landowners, according to The Billings Gazette.

Today, Forbes pegs their net worth at about $1.4 billion each.

At the heart of their life, still, is the Assembly of Yahweh, which preaches a mix of Christianity and Judaism and holds the Bible as infallible.

They gave this damfool $15 million to make their religion seem normal.

Neither Ted nor the Assembly of Yahweh are normal.