Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Stuff

My sympathies and condolences go out to the victims of the latest mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado (here). However, since the NRA owns just about every politician who could make a difference, don’t expect that a damn thing will change.

And going from the ridiculous to the even more ridiculous, I should note that it’s that time again…
#25, Kristi Noem
#26, Hal Rogers
#27, Lou Barletta (Two bonus selections: Boren and Ross)
#28, Paul Broun
#29, Mary Bono Mack
#30, David Dreier
#31, Marsha Blackburn (including backgrounder)

…and that takes us to #24, who would be Buck McKeon of California; as noted here, he’s the top Congressional recipient (well, in the House at least) of defense industry donations, and he also received VIP loans from Countrywide, as noted here (interesting - can't recall this generating a fraction of the umbrage that the same thing generated against Chris Dodd, by the way)…

…and once again, Sam Seder brings some perspective to this item

…and I’ve been meaning to get to this all week – Chris Hayes profiles the awful cut in food stamps passed by those ignoramuses in the House …

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…and gives this item (h/t Atrios – it’s “duuh” cubed tonight, people), I guess I’d better put up this tune in response (sorry, no video).

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