News with a twist
Hubba-Hubba! Rev. Fishsticks says that Hillary Clinton wouldn't just be our first woman preznint, she would be our first lesbian preznint. He forgot to add that he wants to watch. But I'm only guessing.
- Texas! - The money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering convictions of Tom Delay has been thrown-out on appeal, and The Bugman walks free, never having spent a night in the pokey. (Raw Story)
- Get Off The Cross, We Need the Wood, part infinity - Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Xristian Xrazistan) plans to introduce the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act Thursday: the bill “ensures that any religious institution, organization or church that believes that marriage should continue to remain between one man and one woman will not be discriminated against by the federal government.” Because: martyrdom. Also/Too: makes it easier for Xristian Xrazies to tie things up in courts whenever they don't get their way. (The Hill)
- Counting Pennies, cont. - Poor, impoverished cracker Phil Gingrey (R), who's currently running for the U.S. Senate in his home state of Georgia! He has to scrape by on $172,000/year:
Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia, who bemoaned in a closed-door meeting this morning that he's "stuck" making a paltry $172,000 a year in Congress.... Capitol Hill aides can go work for a lobby shop and make $500,000, the congressman said, according to National Review's Jonathan Strong. "Meanwhile I'm stuck here making $172,000 a year." [...]
You may recall Gingrey as the guy who stood up for Todd Akins when he practiced his ladybits science, which shows that his political instincts are almost as good as his budgeting skills. (Maddow Blog)