DAILY BRIEFING  7:54 am March 4, 2010

Day of the Locusts

by Ken Layne

  • It is very rude of the elected president and his party’s big majorities in the House and Senate to consider a vote on the Health Care reform bills promised by the president and already passed by the House and the Senate. [New York Times]
  • Today’s terrifying earthquake was in … Taiwan! [BBC News]
  • Sarah Palin and some of her kids and a bunch of nannies and hangers-on raided some Oscar-award charity swag suite in West Hollywood. “They were like locusts,” a terrified vendor said. [HuffPo/E Online]
  • House Democrats are wondering if it’s a good idea to replace 79-year-old Charlie Rangel and his sketchy money dealings with 78-year-old Pete Stark, who has missed 250 votes since 2009 because of a mysterious illness. [Washington Post]
  • A Republican state senator was arrested for DUI after leaving a gay nightclub in Sacramento, but his male companion was not detained. [CBS 13]
 

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{ 36 comments }

freakishlystrong March 4, 2010 at 8:17 am

Rude Kenyan usurper. He campaigned and won on Healthcare Reform, who the fuck does he think he is?

Hunger Tallest Palin March 4, 2010 at 8:23 am

“I am deeply sorry for my actions and offer no excuse for my poor judgment. I accept complete responsibility for my conduct and am prepared to accept the consequences for what I did.

A spanking! A spanking!

No seriously. No way this is a Republican. I mean, rabid fambly values bigot who secretly likes le coq; yes that all checks out. But he didn’t claim he was set up or blame socialists.

I just hope his passenger didn’t get grounded for coming home waaay after curfew.

thesheriffisnear March 4, 2010 at 8:33 am

Why is everyone surprised? Sarah’s shopping spree during the Presidential run already proved that her family views life as one big Golden Corral buffet. The Palins, proudly putting the White in White Trash.

x111e7thst March 4, 2010 at 8:34 am

[re=524235]Hunger Tallest Palin[/re]: “Ashburn, a father of four, is a Republican Senator representing parts of Kern, Tulare and San Bernardino Counties with a history of opposing gay rights.”
This guy is not just a Repuke he is a cliché.

bureaucrap March 4, 2010 at 8:40 am

[re=524237]x111e7thst[/re]: What they left out of the story is that He and is barely-legal friend were on their way to DC to elope.

bureaucrap March 4, 2010 at 8:42 am

is=his

Monsieur Grumpe March 4, 2010 at 8:45 am

A plague of Palins. *shudder*

V572625694 March 4, 2010 at 8:50 am

The real news is that there’s a gay nightclub in Sacramento.

[re=524240]Monsieur Grumpe[/re]: It’s another sign that these are The Last Days.

McDuff March 4, 2010 at 8:52 am

The State Senator should have tried the “I was just conducting ‘research’ excuse.”

Monsieur Grumpe March 4, 2010 at 8:56 am
Sparky McGruff March 4, 2010 at 8:57 am

[re=524235]Hunger Tallest Palin[/re]: He’ll have the press conference blaming the socialists next week. It usually takes a few days to get the story set up, just see “Craig, Larry”.

bureaucrap March 4, 2010 at 9:00 am

[re=524241]V572625694[/re]: Sacramento’s actually a big cosmopolitan metropolis now: over 4 million shopping malls, and over 20,000 residents.

ez March 4, 2010 at 9:08 am

“We’re told Palin was quite the prima donna and that she insisted the suite be opened two hours early so she could come when no looky-loos would be around

“We’re sure she’ll get around to donating all her acquired goods to charity, right about the time she donates her wardrobe the RNC bought her. Remember that one? Even John McCain spilled that bit o’ benevolence never happened”

How precious

We’re told Palin was quite the prima donna and that she insisted the suite be opened two hours early so she could come when no looky-loos would be around

http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b169997_sarah_palin_grabby_entourage_like.html#ixzz0hDVV6B68

JMP March 4, 2010 at 9:22 am

““They’re making a vigorous effort to try to jam this down the throats of the American people, who don’t want it,” the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky”

The Republicans really love the “jam down the throats” metaphor, don’t they? They’re just making the mockery way too easy.

Texan Bulldoggette March 4, 2010 at 9:38 am

[re=524261]JMP[/re]: Jon Stewart noticed this last night. You should try to catch the clip…lots of ramming/jamming down the throat …

BeWoot March 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

[re=524261]JMP[/re]: Far enough to bag the tea, please.

pondscum March 4, 2010 at 9:39 am

“When the officer stopped the state-issued vehicle, the driver identified himself as Senator Ashburn. He was arrested without incident and charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .08% or higher.”

Uh, aren’t those two charges the same thing?

And Ashburn has gay face.

Barrelhse March 4, 2010 at 9:44 am

Roy Ashburn, POS. Christ, I really hate hypocrites.

queeraselvis v 2.0 March 4, 2010 at 9:50 am

Shorter Roy Ashburn: “Man, I was so drunk last night that I have no idea how my mouth ended up around that 17-year-old boy’s dick.”

steverino247 March 4, 2010 at 9:52 am

[re=524271]pondscum[/re]: Nope. Paragraphs a) and b) of the same Penal Code section. You can be under the influence without being past the legal .08 level. For example, if you’re under 21 and have any alcohol, you’re under the influence. They put UI in the code to be able to catch those folks who weren’t legally intoxicated, but were a hazard just the same.

JMP March 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

[re=524270]BeWoot[/re]: Hm; so once the Republicans realize why we’re mocking them, they will suddenly shift to “How dare these liberals use such crude phrases as ‘ramming it down their throats’ to describe how they’ll pass health care reform.”

Marlowe March 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

“got a blowout by colorist Erick Orellana from the Chris McMillan Salon,”

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/the_awful_truth/b169997_sarah_palin_grabby_entourage_like.html#ixzz0hDlgPtfa

A blowout?

queeraselvis v 2.0 March 4, 2010 at 10:18 am

[re=524308]Marlowe[/re]: The higher the hair, the closer to G*d. Bumpits, also.

The Church of Realism March 4, 2010 at 10:18 am

“Boom goes the Dynamite” for Senator ‘Mo from Sacramento.

Jim89048 March 4, 2010 at 10:27 am

Here’s the link I sent to tips last midnight.
Where’s my iPhone, Ken?
Dirty lying anti-gay cum-guzzling senator represents my former district in Inyo County. Redneck country, people don’t take kindly to hypocrites there…

S.Luggo March 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

Paging Dr. Freud. Paging Dr. Freud. Consult needed.
Going from left to right, view senator Roy’s homepage masthead. Any conclusions, doctor?
http://cssrc.us/web/18/default.aspx

mirrorball March 4, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Apparently this is Asburn’s last year in office. What a way to go out. Or is that come out?

queeraselvis v 2.0 March 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

[re=524403]S.Luggo[/re]: Heh. Verily, he puts the “Bi-” in “bi-partisanship.”

DustBowlBlues March 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Bible Spice is just doing what any political-lotto winning white trash bitch would do.

In my own little world, when we serve lunch to the family of the deceased before or after a funeral at the church, we always run the risk of “free food at the Methodist Church” being broadcast among the trailer trash. A half dozen of them will show up to eat everything they can stuff into their faces, claiming that one of them thinks he might be the dead guy’s third cousin.

So how else would Lady Rogue’s entourage be expected to act? Huffpo must have had a slow news day to even note this white trash non-event.

GOPCrusher March 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm

He should go with the “I was profiled” defense and say he was targeted because he was leaving a gay bar.
TEAM GOP!

jimmyjack March 4, 2010 at 1:03 pm

If anybody had bothered to check Senator Assburn’s bio it is obvious he is homosocialist:

In the tradition of Ronald Reagan, Senator Assburn is a true reformer and a champion of “openness”, accountability, and “bi”-partisanship. He serves on the powerful “Joint” Rules Committee; the “Joint” Legislative Audit Committee, which is responsible for holding state agencies accountable to the people; and the “Little Hoover” Commission, tasked with streamlining government.

Nothing sucks like a hoover and it is not unusual to have a few shots to cleanse the palette after a little late night work on the Joint Audit Committee.

Tundra Grifter March 4, 2010 at 1:04 pm

[re=524271]pondscum[/re]: I don’t think it is the same because Under the Influence could be leafy drugs or just conservative philosophy. As well.

Tundra Grifter March 4, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I’m not surprised by The Gov’Nor. It’s a Rule of Life that when it comes to free things (starting with an open bar, of course) most people simply must get their money’s worth.

BerkeleyFarm March 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

[re=524241]V572625694[/re]: Hey, according to my informants*, there was one out in the burbs, on lovely Fair Oaks Boulevard in Carmichael. In the seventies, back when Dems (I’m looking at you, Jerry Brown) had to stay in the closet, too.

* no, not first-hand experience, really. I was too straight to be interested.

BerkeleyFarm March 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm

[re=524271]pondscum[/re]: He did this in a *state car*? LOLOLOL at the entitlement.

steverino247 March 4, 2010 at 2:29 pm

[re=524468]DustBowlBlues[/re]: I have witnessed this carnage personally, so I know what you mean. If you’re giving out CD’s with pictures of the decesaed, they take them to use for drink coasters. Personally, I think the National Weather Service should give Tornado Warnings whenever the Palins show up. It’s only a matter of time before the twisters take the bait…

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