by Carl, 02/07/2012, 7:55 AM

9 Responses to “Open Thread 2/7”

1. Michael spews:

Ha, ha. Spank. How much you wanna bet the Republican’s don’t bring up PP in the 2012 election much.

ATLANTA (AP) — A high-ranking official resigned Tuesday from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity after a dispute over whether the group should give funding to Planned Parenthood, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

Love the punk economics link.

2. Roger Rabbit spews:

@1 That’s only a beginning. If Komen is to survive, the entire board and executive leadership needs to go. The public has zilch confidence in this organization.

3. Roger Rabbit spews:

9th Circuit Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

Proposition 8, which embedded in California’s constitution a declaration limiting marriage to heterosexual couples, has been found unconstitutional by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The decision sets up a potential SCOTUS review of laws banning gay marriage, but it’s likely the parties to the California suit first will request an en banc review in the Ninth Circuit.

The panel’s ruling is based on the idea that the ban violates gay couples’ federal civil rights. In principle, a state constitutional provision cannot overrule or override the U.S. Constitution; but, in legal theory, it’s also possible for a constitutional amendment to violate the constitution itself, to the fact California’s gay marriage opponents went for a state constitutional amendment instead of a statutory change didn’t afford them very much protection against the possibility of a court ruling of unconstitutionality.

Supports of amending the federal constitution, if they were successful, would face the same legal problems.

4. Michael spews:

Spank #2.

Spank #3 is will be the upcoming recall vote in WI.

5. Roger Rabbit spews:

Dubya Defends His Auto Bailouts

Uh, wait, don’t I mean Obama’s auto bailouts? After all, it’s an article of faith among wingnuts that Socialist Party Non-Citizen Un-President Obama bailed out the auto companies.

Nope. Chimp, not the Indonesian/Kenyan/Tierra del Fuegan/or Whateveran was the Bailout Preznit.

Dubya sez so himself:

“I’d do it again,” proclaimed Bush, speaking to the annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers Association.

Roger Rabbit Commentary: It doesn’t do any good to remind wingers that Bush, not Obama, was the Bailout Preznit. They’ll blame the despised bailouts — never mind they saved the economy from collapse — on Obama anyway.

Oh, and then there’s this guy, who’se wrong about pretty much everything:

Republican president candidate Mitt Romney is among those who have said they would have rejected a bailout.

6. YLB spews:

Supposedly Darth Cheney said that if the Republicans didn’t acquiesce to the auto bailouts then it would be “Herbert Hoover time” all over again..

That was the word on the street anyway. No solid on the record confirmation from anyone who was actually in the room with Cheney.

Degenerate right wing dings of course called this “socialism”, “fascism” – every name in the book.

7. Jason Osgood spews:

Penn Jillette lost me with the climate change denial. Under the guise of being a rational skeptic. Ha. Those silly libertarians!

Kinda sad, really. I loved his magic act.

8. Jason Osgood spews:


Geov Parish and Maria Tomchick (of said on last week’s Medium Matters (KEXP) that Komen’s overhead was over 10%, which is apparently pretty bad for a charity.

Methinks a potent attack on the board and execs would highlight how they waste money.

9. YLB spews:

Shit! That was a Michael Richards moment for Jillette. The guy’s career is over.