Fun With Guns: Okay, One More Chance or Maybe Two Tops Edition

May 21, 2015

Remember the capitol police who kept leaving their guns in pubic restrooms and other public places?

Well, I guess they learned their lesson, dammit.  They are getting 5 days suspension and a gun safety seminar.

Pressed on whether that officer, and a member of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s detail who allegedly left a gun unattended, had been removed from their positions, Dine answered, “They haven’t been yet.” He said reassigning the officers is “certainly something we are looking at.”

And …

As part of their biannual weapons qualification, Capitol Police will receive new weapons safety training to reinforce proper handling, i.e., what to do with your gun when you go to the potty, Chief Kim C. Dine told lawmakers Wednesday.

I dunno.  That appears to be way above their pay grade.

Nothing makes to feel safer than knowing that all that stands between you and a team of bad guys taking over the capitol is some guy who left his gun “in the potty.”

Thanks to Maggie for the heads up.

Holy Crap: Don’t Look Edition — UPDATED

May 21, 2015

Y’all, Midland, Michigan.

It turns out that this guy:


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Is also this guy:


Yep, Rev. Makela preached a strong anti-gay message, comparing it to alcoholism, and then turns up on a gay meet-up website.

But you know whose fault all this is, right?  The other minister of the church tells the congregants not to read anything about this because “sin is never pretty.”  He writes to the membership

“To make matters worse,” he continues, “the details of sin that have been kept confidential are being posted online by those who seek to do harm to the Makela family and to St. John’s. This is taking an already difficult situation and making it even more painful…

Dude, but lambasting gays and transgendered people is not harmful to them and their families?

You can serve holy crap on a bed of bibles but it’s still holy crap.

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

UPDATE:  It appears that prior to be jerked out of the closet, Makela had encourage gay teens to commit suicide.

Makela told then 17-year-old Tyler Kish — who was suffering from depression at the time — that if he insisted on embracing a homosexual lifestyle, he might as well commit the mortal sin of suicide because he was already ticketed for hell.

“If he’s going to hell for being gay then he might as well commit suicide,” Kish said Makela advised her son. He also, she alleged, went on social media to berate her for remaining supportive of her son after he came out to her.

Yes, Pastor, let’s do talk about sin and how it’s “not pretty.”


A Confederacy of Idiots. Yes, I Am Talking to You, Liz Cheney.

May 21, 2015

Yes, Liz, we understand that you love your dad.  We get that.  Hell, even Luke Skywalker came to terms with his dad but his dad turned from the Dark Side.  Your dad has not.


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Liz, knowing what we do know now, are you going to reject your mammoth inheritance based on Halliburton blood money?

And, Sweetie, attacking Obama worked real well in 2012, didn’t it?  So keep that up, would ya?

I think Louie Gohmert is looking for a new press secretary.  Liz, you ought to apply.

Thanks to Bubba for the heads up.

Your Daily Gohmert: And This Is Why We Cannot Have Satire Any More

May 20, 2015

Nobody believes that Louie Gohmert really honest to God said this.

“If President Bush had known that he would have a total incompetent follow him that would not even be able to negotiate a status of forces agreement with Iraq and start helping our enemies and just totally put the Middle East in chaos, then he would have to think twice about doing anything if he had known he would have such a total incompetent leader take over after him,” Gohmert said. “That should be the question.”

So Bush wouldn’t have gone into Iraq if he’d known that Obama was going to get elected and screw it up.

This is not satire.

You Know That Thing About Jeb Being The Smart One? Maybe Not So Much.

May 20, 2015

All you folks who said that W. Bush was the dumbest man on earth have some crow-eating to do.

Oh dear Lord in a Florida swamp – Andrew Card just killed Jeb Bush’s chance of being president.

Talking about Dubya’s Iraq war and Jeb’s answer to it, Card explained intellect.

Jeb Bush.JPG“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough asked Card why it took Jeb Bush four days to articulate his position.

“It did. It shouldn’t have taken them that long,” Card responded. “I don’t think it would have taken his brother that long to clear it up.”

So what he’s saying here is that Dubya is quicker and smarter than Jeb.  Honey, that’s dog dump dumb.


Because Texas Is Too Damn Smart As It Is

May 20, 2015

Let’s all hear it for Lt. Governor Dan Patrick.  He wants to eliminate In-State tuition for Texas colleges and universities, making higher education out of the reach of 97% of Texans.

School-signIt started as an effort to deny in-state tuition to Dreamers – kids brought to this country through no fault of their own, have played by the rules and gained competitive entry into state institutions.  But, what they hell, Dan Patrick has decided to extend it to everydamnbody by moving it to the Senate calendar.

Moments ago, SB 1819, the legislation that would repeal in-state tuition for Texans regardless of status, was added to the Senate Intent Calendar. That means that the bill could come up for a vote before the full Senate as early as tomorrow.

And people say that elections don’t matter.

Thanks to Jane for the heads up.