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  god bless the usa

Sarah Palin Pretty Sure Sarah Palin To Thank For GOP Midterm Tidal Wave

Sarah Palin, remember her? She was that lady who socialized Alaska’s oil, fought the good old boy network, and broke the glass ceiling in the Land of the Midnight Sun? We know, it’s hard to place her, due to her eschewing of the limelight and total unwillingness to say whatever crazy shit popped into her brainsponge. Just a head-down, nose-to-the-grindstone “get er done” kind of woman. The kind the phrase “if you want something done, ask a busy person” was written for. Read more on Sarah Palin Pretty Sure Sarah Palin To Thank For GOP Midterm Tidal Wave…
  flowers in the attic

Wasilla Gentleman Almost Definitely Wouldn’t Lock Disabled Children In The Attic

Wasilla, Alaska, city councilman and state House candidate Mark Ewing is sorry, but if nobody else is going to make the tough choices, he will be the one to stand up and say it: Stop wasting tax money sending disabled kids to school! “We are spending millions and millions of dollars educating children that have a hard time making their wheelchair move,” he said in a candidates’ debate, “and, I’m sorry, but you’ve got to say, ‘no’ somewhere. We need to educate our children, but there are certain individuals that are just not going to benefit from an education.” Sorry, special needs children, it is time for you to go back to being chained in your parents’ attic like God and horror novellas intended! So Ewing said that, and then the newspaper quoted him and was all “OMG WTF LOLZ” and then Ewing was all FUCK YEAH I said it, PC POLICE!, but then he said, no wait a minute they misquoted me, because “liar.” But now Ewing is realizing (maybe?) that oh right, he did say that, he just misspoke. Read more on Wasilla Gentleman Almost Definitely Wouldn’t Lock Disabled Children In The Attic…
  surefire as surefire gets

Mitt Romney Will Use Constant Mockery To Win America’s Hearts

Mitt Romney’s erstwhile lecture tour of Doomed America — last seen some months back when he gave us a guided car trip past the dilapidated homes of Detroit poors followed by a quick scold for Lazy America outside a shuttered factory in Pennsylvania — is now back with a third stop where he has ridiculed restoration efforts to a New Hampshire “bridge to nowhere.” Mocking struggling local communities may be a bit of an unorthodox way to campaign for the presidency, but by gum if Mitt Romney isn’t at least consistent about it. Read more on Mitt Romney Will Use Constant Mockery To Win America’s Hearts…
 

Can’t Keep A Good Earmark Down

Congressman Don Young and Senator Ted Stevens have faced more trials than Job this year, what with people insisting on investigating their alleged bribe-taking and use of their offices for personal gain and whatever. So mean! But, as a thank you for their years of dedicated service to the constituents and lobbyists that paid them enough, the House and Senate finally allowed them to get their “bridge to nowhere” in this year’s defense appropriations bill. And, by “nowhere” they mean Ketchikan (where Young’s son-in-law owns currently useless land) and by “bridge” they mean ferry to make the commute to Anchorage 15 minutes instead of 2 hours. Oh, ok, that makes it totally better this time! [Washington Post] Read more on Can’t Keep A Good Earmark Down…