Category Archives: Congress

Throwing out Corporate Personhood

Let me state that I get the NEED for limited personhood to be afforded to artificial constructs. However, it’s clear that we have forgotten one thing and it’s that corporations are NOT natural constructs, they are creations of their founders, … Continue reading

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This Week In Stupid

Just to take a brief break from all the Republican primary for AG, we found this little article about a hearing in Congress this week to look at the Dept of Health and Human Services and the War on Poverty. … Continue reading

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When it opens it’s mouth, it says stupid things

First up, Governor Perry… “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do to him in Iowa but we would treat him pretty ugly down in Texas. Printing more money to play … Continue reading

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S&P should be a joke in your town

As I write this, two year US Treasury notes are yielding .23%, down from the .30% that investors required to buy them on Friday. Needless to say, it would appear that the market is completely disregarding S&P which is appropriate … Continue reading

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Default not such a good idea

The former Chief Economist of the IMF, Simon Johnson, was unequivocal about the effects of a US default which is being floated by some of the more ignorant members of Congress… “It would be very damaging, there’s no question about … Continue reading

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Are you people stupid?

Republican Congressman and Ideologue Eric Cantor, a member of the leadership in the House of Representatives, basically told the people in Joplin, MO, who have just suffered through the worst tornado is decades, that no help was coming from the … Continue reading

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What passes for serious (unFunny Republican Jokes edition)

Ain’t this just some bullshit… House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, to David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “I am disappointed. I think his candidacy would have been a great addition to his race, and I think it’s unfortunate … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan and still more Pipi Longstocking economics

So, the WAY overhyped intellectual pygmy of the Republican leadership, Rep. Paul Ryan, has released his long awaited budget plan. So far, the 2012 Republican Presidential field and the irredeemably stupid David Brooks are the only people who are taking … Continue reading

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Boehner brings the stupid

Well, not everyone can be smart, well spoken and understand economic realities. We’re certainly glad that for those people, there’s Speaker Boehner, the dumbest little packaging salesman ever to burst onto the scene in Ohio. The jobs number is out … Continue reading

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Smoky Joe Barton attempts to go down on Tony Hayward

During a hearing Thursday regarding BP’s disaster in the Gulf, Representative Joe Barton (R – TXI) said that ‘he was embarrassed that a private company was subjected to a shakedown’ in reference to the deal cut on Wednesday between BP … Continue reading

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